Seasons of the Year 2018: It Is What It Is

End of year Tarot readings are really terrible at predicting the future. That’s true any time, really. But each year I do a “New Years prediction reading” anyway, and each year it teaches me all over again “predicting the future” is not only a load of hooey, it just plain doesn’t help. Each “New Years Prediction Reading” is a teaching moment that shows us what Tarot in particular — spiritual guidance in general — is really all about. The video of the 2018 “seasons of the Year” Reading is available on my Modern Oracle Tarot Youtube channel if you are interested

The new year, be it celebrated at Samhein, spring or January, is a time that brings us face to face, eye to eye with some of the most potent emotions of the human experience. Hopes, dreams, gains, losses, regrets, memories, old scars and fresh starts; the entirety of our hearts and minds stare back at us from the darkness during the long nights of the winter solstice.

The general feeling is that 2018’s energy may be one of facing up to what is, then as they say putting one foot in front of the other until walking ensues.

If 2017 was a year of paradigm shift, an earthquake of decent vs deplorable, then 2018 is the year of realistically assessing the damage and getting about the business of cleaning up the aftermath. 2018 simply is what it is and it is up to us to discover its realities. The question is what are you going to do when you find what you find? That’s where intuitive work really shines. It isn’t about knowing in advance what will happen, it’s about figuring out what to do after it does.