This is a stop on the Tarot Blog Hop! Whether you've hopped over from Joy's blog, or just randomly tumbled into this space: Welcome!
For this Solstice Tarot Blog Hop Joanna has chosen the theme of Darkness into Light.
The end of the year for many of us, is a time of reflection. This can be a really hopeful time -- we have the new year ahead of us to start afresh, make new goals, have new intentions -- but it can also be a dark time; the year is ending and maybe we feel like we haven't progressed in the areas we wanted to, haven't done the things we thought we would do.
Right around the time of solstice, the sun moves from expansive Sagittarius, into disciplined and ambitious Capricorn. And in 2014 the Capricorn new moon casts its influence on new year's day.
Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, often called "the taskmaster" of the zodiac. Saturn is the planet of limitations and challenges, but its challenges are more than just a pain-in-the-ass: they are invaluable opportunities to learn and mature. We can indeed turn what is dark into light.
For this time of reflection, and the new moon in Capricorn, I made a spread to help us see how the things we are finding difficult are actually valuable lessons. We can overcome the challenges that are facing us now, and we'll find ourselves stronger and more mature on the other side. We may even learn something that we can teach others.
Thanks for stopping by! The next stop in the hop is Jordan's Land of Mystereum!