Did the year work out the way you’d hoped or planned? Did you grow and progress in all the ways you’d foreseen on January 1st of this year? Did you enjoy the passage or was it a slog through what seemed to be very dense matter?
As you take a look back at yourself and your 2013 journey, how will you take what you’ve experienced and learned and use it to help make the coming year, 2014, your best year ever?
Your message this month comes in the form of a quote or affirmation that is a key to how to use your 2013 experience to energize yourself and your hopes, wishes and dreams in the coming new year. Also, use the empowering questions below to guide you in your review of 2013 and your preview of 2014:
* Is there a message for me in this experience?
* What’s the gift in this situation?
* What can I learn from this?
* What’s the most loving thing I could do now?
* What’s the most important thing for me to focus on now?
* What would I do if I knew I could not fail?
* What would I do if there were nothing to fear?
THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) “There is always another choice. You alone steer the course you choose in the direction of where you want to be today, tomorrow or in any distant time to come. No one can ever take that away from you. You can decide what you want and go after it.” The Daily Guru
THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” Maya Angelou and “Sing your song, children.” Ray Charles
THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) “At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done. Then they begin to hope it can be done. Then they see it can be done. Then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.” Frances Hodgson Burnett
THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) “Analyze your life in terms of your environment. Are the things around you helping you toward your success or are they holding you back? Your world today is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind. It’s something that you can change at any time.” The Daily Guru
THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) “Procrastination is another word for self-denial. By avoiding or resisting beginning (or in some cases, completing) the steps to finish a project, you deny yourself the knowledge, experience and proof that you’re a winner; that you can make your dreams come true.” Sheilaa Hite
THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) “We do not truly serve the world if we give to others but neglect our own truth and our own needs. It’s only when our own needs are fully met that we can generously and whole-heartedly give of ourselves. It’s not selfish to look after ourselves– it’s essential! Pearl S. Buck and “To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart.” The Daily Guru
JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” Zig Ziglar and “Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death.” “Auntie Mame” Dennis
THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) “Intuition is your greatest, most powerful ally in any endeavor. An intuitive insight is a direct message to you from “the Front Office”– God, Higher Power, Divine Spirit.” Sheilaa Hite
THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) “The character of greatness must be measured in two ways, else the measurement is flawed. First, and by far most popular of all, is by one’s ability to succeed in times of trial where others may fail. But of no less importance, and perhaps foundational to any form of greatness, is one’s willingness to start over in spite of failure, when success seems farthest away.” The Daily Guru
THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) “Good Luck is another term for ‘The Alignment.’ It’s energetic mirroring. When you align your intuition, your heart, your energy and your focus with your goal, the Universe will always align itself with you and your vision.” Sheilaa Hite
THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) “To dream anything you want to dream– that is the beauty of the human mind. To do anything you want to do– that is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself to test your limits– that is the courage to succeed.” B. Edwards
THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) “What is this self inside us, this silent observer, severe and speechless critic, who can terrorize us, and urge us on to futile activity, and in the end, judge us still more severely, for the errors into which his own reproaches drove us?” T. S. Eliot and “Self-acceptance is my refusal to be in an adversarial relationship to myself.” Nathaniel Branden