New year, new beginnings, resolutions and intentions – setting goals for the year ahead.
For everyone making plans at this time of year, there are tons of diaries and planners available covering a variety of themes to help turn dreams into reality.
If you want to get somewhere or achieve something, those planners are designed for you to write everything down and check up on yourself every day / week / month.
Even I have created the Tarot Moon Journal workbook (in its 7th year!) for all tarot enthusiasts, who not only want to be more mindful about their aspirations, but also want to learn some new tarot skills along the way.
But perhaps you are thinking that this is not for you, because you don’t have any specific goals except survive and have some good times along the way.
For many people, 2019 turned out to be difficult and even traumatic at times, and if you are one of them, then perhaps all you want to do is pick yourself up and simply make the most of the cards you are going to be dealt with this year.
Yes, it’s perfectly okay not to have any goals.
Don’t worry about it. Just let all that hype go.
A better way is to tune into your growth mindset and set daily/weekly intentions together with small tasks that are achievable, so you can take mindful action to live your best life every day.
You can do a bit of soul work with your tarot cards to gain some perspective and direction.
Perspective is always good, especially when you feel you’re drifting and you don’t quite know what you want or where you’re heading.
Start off by calculating your year card (mine is Justice this year)
Then, work out your word for the year based on your year card (my word for this year is LEAP).
Your personal power word will offer you a sense of purpose, direction and guidance over the next twelve months ahead.
Now you should have some idea of what you might want to focus on over the coming months, and you can continue to draw tarot cards for more specific ideas.
On the image below you can see a page from my Tarot Moon Journal, on which I have simply recorded the cards I drew for specific areas in my life:
These cards can give you a hint on what you may wish to aim for, but if not, then just leave them there and revisit the page from time to time to see, how the messages of the cards begin to unfold.
There’s no need for having any flashy goals in order to have a great year ahead.
If you have experienced loss, heartache, health issues or any other challenging situation, every little step towards recovery and healing will be a huge achievement.
Drawing a card and asking What can I do today to help me heal? can be an empowering way to make a positive difference without getting overwhelmed by elaborate or even out-of-reach goals.
Once you have made a start with your year card and personal power word for 2020, you may feel a little more in control of the direction you wish to take.
And having at least some control over your life is a good feeling. You can build on that with regular journaling as a personal development and healing tool.
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