December 2012 Tarotscope

“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise—with the occasion. As our case is new, so we ourselves must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall , and then we shall save our country.”

Abraham Lincoln, December 1, 1862 in a Message to Congress

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“Change has a bad reputation in our society. But it isn’t all bad, not by any means. In fact, change is necessary in life—to keep us moving…to keep us growing…to keep us interested. Imagine life without change. It would be static…boring…dull.”

Dr. Dennis O’Grady

 As 2012 draws to a close and we psychologically and spiritually prepare for a new year and a new way of being, take time to reflect on all that’s happened and changed about you and your life.  2012 is a ‘5’ year numerologically.  ‘5’ is the number of change, the mind, communication, perspective and perception.  During ‘5’ years the changes are both subtle and obvious—and they’re always dynamic and filled with great opportunities for growth.  This last month of such an impactful year is a great time to take a good look at what has changed about and for you in 2012.  As you review your year, ask yourself these questions:  How have I changed?  How has my environment changed?  Where have I embraced change and where have I resisted it?  Have I, as Gandhi admonished, been the “change I want to see?”  If you answer these questions honestly, you’ll be in line to receive the bounty that’s headed your way in 2013. 

Your message this month comes in the form of an affirmation that will help guide you as you seek the answers to those all-important 2012 review questions.

THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20)  “Making changes and changing are two different things.”  Sheilaa Hite

THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20)  “There are no guarantees.  From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.”  Emmanuel

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20)   “After living with their dysfunctional behavior for so many years (a sunk cost if ever there was one), people become invested in defending their dysfunctions rather than changing them.”  Marshall Goldsmith

THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20)  “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new end.”  Unknown

THE SUN (July 21 – August 22)  “We can learn something new anytime we believe we can.”  Virginia Satir

THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22)  “If you’re proactive, you don’t have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.”  Stephen Covey

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22)  “Though the seas threaten, they are merciful.  I have cursed them without cause.”  William Shakespeare, “The Tempest”

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) “The world would have you agree with its dismal dream of limitation.  But the Light would have you soar like the eagle of your sacred visions.”  Alan Cohen

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21)  “Only those who risk going too far can know how far they can go.”  Anonymous

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19)  “One monkey don’t stop no show!”  Big Maybelle, American Blues Singer and “I’ll go anywhere as long as it’s forward.”  David Livingstone

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19)  “Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to,  when all they need is one reason why they can.”  Willis Whitney

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) “Change is hard because people over estimate the value of what they have—and underestimate the value of what they may gain by giving that up.”  James Belasco and Ralph Stayer