Happy new year, friends!
And so to our new year’s resolutions. Yours, and mine.
Weeeeeellll….I’m kinda not making any. Because, y’know, I’m politically opposed to the idea that I – or you – need fixing or improving. I am a perfect human being! You are a perfect human being! No resolution could make you more wonderful than you already are!
But I kinda am (ha!) because at a time of year when everyone’s planning and scheming, it’s hard not to have just a few things you’d like to do or tweak or accomplish, right?
The main thing for me is holding this word at the heart of my year: Connection. I felt ‘disconnected’ in many ways last year and it made me feel sad; this year I want to challenge that in 2017. This ‘resolution’ is bigger than this post. I wrote about it a little last week, and I’ll write about it again.
Apart from that? Ooh, just a few pressure-free bits and bobs…
I’m gonna take a community class. Any class will do, I don’t care what it is. Watercolours, creative writing, car maintenance…anything that gets me out once a week into a classroom doing something fun and creative. I want the social contact and the absolutely-only-for-enjoyment-ness of it.
I’m gonna make more bread! Cos I love making bread.
I’m gonna keep my wildflower book with me on walks and make an effort to learn more plant names. I did this a couple of years ago and I love naming the plants I know. I want more of this!
I’m gonna reach for my film camera more than my digital. The digital one is handy for blogging, but it makes me lazy. I want my 35mm art back!
Over to you!
For the past few years, I’ve hosted a big old open thread here on the blog. I share my new year’s resolutions with you guys, and then you join in, sharing your own in the comments.
And then! You get a free one-card tarot reading! Like so!
However. The Little Red Tarot community has grown hugely over the past couple of years, and I am seriously doubting my capacity to answer every single one of you by pulling a tarot card. I’d love to… but I just can’t manage it on my own.
So we’re gonna try something a little different this year!
You still share your resolution, and you still get a tarot reading…
…but this time, everyone gets involved! In order to share your own resolution, first, you have to pull a card for the commenter before you.
I know, I know – this is gonna be kinda chaotic. Some folks might get no replies and others might get several. It will probably be really hard to know who you’re supposed to be replying to.
But still, let’s try!
How to do this:
- Reply to the last commenter, drawing a tarot card for their resolution and giving a super short reading to help them achieve it (a couple of lines is fine).
- Then share your own resolution in a separate comment (comment on the post itself, don’t reply to another commenter).
If it’s hard to work out who you should be replying to, you can find someone above you who doesn’t have a reply yet – or add a second reading to the one above you. Don’t overthink it!
I’m a 30-something writer, artist, tarot reader, and perpetual explorer of the space between thought, feeling, and action.
I believe that spirituality and ritual are for everybody. I’m about the journey, in all of its messy, non-linear, chaotic iterations. I am excited by anticapitalist business and living with my whole entire self present. I use tarot cards to bring forth hidden truth, and ritual to affirm my commitment, over and over, to my ever-shifting path.