To recap, in 2019 I’m using these decks: Awakened Soul Oracle, the Luminous Tarot, and Mudras for Awakening: The Energy Body Deck. I chose them because they fit in with the idea of giving me a theme, a means to apply the theme, and a physical hand position to guide me into the lesson. This last card sits at my desk and helps remind me of my goals and gives me support when I need it.
How: 2 of Swords
Helper: 13. Fluidity
Desire is the focus of this month. And how fun that desire appears in February? Ethony says, “Desire is a driving and motivating force. It can help you complete creative work and bring new things to life. It is the ‘why’ of the work you do in the world.” So for this month, I should look more about my desires and my motivating forces. What drives me to do what I do? How can I align myself better so I can do more of what I love and keep the energy up to continue doing it? I figure I’ll connect to my source, commune with it, and allow it to show me the flow for my work.
The 2 of Swords lends me more insight into how I can make this work. In the card we see a figure whose eyes are closed. Two swords cross in front of their body. It is a card of quiet and peace. Separate myself from the outer noise and lean inwards. Close my eyes, still the fires within, and listen to the voice inside which guides me. Meditation would be a great benefit this month. I can focus on my goals, get clear with the desires and drives behind each one, and uncover the whys for making a successful desire month. Then I can use the logic of Swords to create plans and put them into motion.
February’s mudra is Fluidity. Again, I love the pairing of this card with desire. I feel there’s a real dance going on in this month’s reading. This position assists in emotional ease and nourishment. It also releases muscular contraction, and supports inflammation. Boy do I need this mudra. I tend to clench my jaw and stiffen my shoulders when I’m working. I’m intense. Keeping a rigid posture is probably what lead me to having some neck issues. Maybe if I use this mudra more when I prepare to write I can learn how to release the tension. Let the work flow through me. Once again, I will attempt to incorporate this mudra in my morning and evening rituals.