To recap, in 2020 I’m using these decks: The Sovereign Oracle, the mini Ceccoli Tarot, and the Animantras deck. I chose them because I wanted to play with mini decks this year. They give me a theme, a means to apply the theme, and a cute animal to act as the guide for the lesson. This whole spread sits on my desk where I can see it, work with the energies, and integrate them into my day.
How: Ace of Swords
Helper: Butterfly (be delicate)
In a fantastic fitting display of awesomeness, the final theme for 2020 is Compost. What a great way to end a year that started out with so much promise and then left us to scramble in finding new ways to connect to the world at large. Composting dead matter is an important occurrence in Portland. Gatherings would always have one question revolve around what could or could not be placed in the composter. Believe it or not but we can compost almost everything. It’s awesome. I am being asked this month to break ideas or items down into their components. To let go of whatever isn’t working and reshape it into something new for the next idea. I love that this is coming after a month of Focus, where I have spent so much time digging for completion. Now it’s time to celebrate those achievements (and accolades) and figure out what worked so I can continue on with my efforts.
How to do this is the Ace of Swords. I love the Aces, so full of potential and life. The Ace of Swords is that a-ha moment. The initial suggestion of an idea which has a lot to offer. For me, it comes in the form of a finished physical product, or the idea of a new book. When it comes to composting and breaking something down, I think of lists. Take that product and turn it into the steps for manifestation. What will I need? How long will it take to develop? So I guess while I’m planning for the new year, I should break my ideas down into manageable chunks.
Butterfly darts in to be the last helper of this year. Their message is be delicate and they are another Third Eye chakra member. Butterflies have always represented creativity to me. I love their endless patterns and designs when they flutter around in summertime. We even had a Butterfly and moth center nearby while I was growing up so I got to see more than just the usual Colorado creatures. For Kayti butterflies are just one part of the cycle of life. In her booklet, Kayti suggests that we need to remember that these delicate creatures are also highly resilient and that no matter what goes on in our lives we need to be delicate when we transition from one phase to another. So while I compost the remnants of 2020 into fertile soil for next year, I also need to be delicate with the memories of what I wanted to do with this year and what happened. Not everything can be composted and not everything from this year should be tossed out. I am a fire sign after all, I always have big plans tucked around my mind.