As we welcome in a new month, let’s take a few moments to connect to the energy ahead and see where we need to place our focus and attention.
I believe it’s important to take a balanced approach by looking at all areas of our lives —body, mind & spirit.
What can we do to feel nourished from the inside out so that we can shine this month?
I’ve put together an oracle card reading to help you answer that question and to help you navigate the month ahead!
(If you’re interested, I used The Psychic Tarot oracle deck by John Holland & The Enchanted Map oracle deck by Colette Baron-Reid for this reading.)
-NOURISH YOUR BODY-
Card: Moving On
As the name suggests, the Moving On card is about moving on and leaving the past behind. In order to move forward, we have to let go of whatever is holding us back.
What do you need to leave behind when it comes to your body? Maybe you have old beliefs about what your body can and can’t do, or what your body should look like. Maybe you have some bad habits when it comes to fueling your body that you’re finally ready to let go of. What’s really holding you back from experiencing a healthy relationship with your body?
Moving on is about finally healing from past pains, learning from your experiences, letting go of old beliefs, patterns and habits and finally moving forward as a stronger, healthier and balanced individual.
-NOURISH YOUR MIND-
Card: Stand Your Ground
December might be a challenging month mentally. You may feel overwhelmed and pushed to your limits. People and circumstances might test your boundaries. You may feel that everyone wants something from you or wants you to be a certain way.
The Stand Your Ground card is reminding you to stay strong mentally. Draw from your own inner strength and be true to yourself and your values. Choose to say no to the people, events or challenges that are draining you or overstepping your boundaries.
Instead, be clear about what you want and stay focused on what you need to thrive this month. Go ahead and put yourself first, even if it feels selfish. Everyone else will ultimately appreciate your honesty & authenticity.
-NOURISH YOUR SPIRIT-
Card: Throat Chakra
This month, your spirit is asking you to speak up! The Throat Chakra is all about communication, which means now is a great time to have those conversations you may have been putting off or to ask for what you really want.
When your Throat Chakra is clear, your communication is also clear. You’ll be able to clearly articulate what you want and express yourself fully.
Don’t be surprised if you find yourself wanting to express your thoughts and ideas in other ways too…whether through pictures or art or some other way! This month, it’s all about expressing what’s inside and bringing it out into the world.
-WHAT TO BRING IN-
I asked the question, What do we need to call in (or what do we need more of) to help us really shine this month?
The Solitude card answered that question: stillness!
This month, make time for solitude and stillness. December is always full of social engagements and events, so in order to keep your cool, be sure to put aside some quiet time for yourself to retreat and recharge. If you don’t already have a meditation practice or a regular self-care routine, consider creating a nourishing ritual that will support you through this busy season. Pay attention to your own personal needs and honor them as best you can.
-WHAT TO LET GO-
I then asked the question, What do we need to let go of (or what do we need less of) to help us really shine this month?
The Mountain card answered that question: struggle.
You will no doubt encounter some challenging times this month, but your approach will dictate whether you feel stressed out and overwhelmed or calm and capable. Whatever you encounter, ask yourself, how can I make it easier for myself and everyone involved? How can I take the struggle out of this situation? How can I go with the flow? Try to keep your mindset under control so that you don’t make a mountain out of a molehill!
Card: Coming To Life
Our parting message for December: Your dreams are coming to life!
Your deep desire….you know the one you keep tucked away deep within you for fear that it might be too big, too hard, too scary…yes, that one! Well, the seeds have been planted and it’s now beginning to grow. Don’t worry, you are growing too, shifting and evolving into the person that you need to be to bring this dream to life.
As the year comes to a close, ask yourself, who are you becoming? What parts of you are being revealed and coming to life that will support your big dreams? How can you step into that version of yourself as you move into the new year?
This is the perfect energy to close out 2017 and step into 2018! I can’t wait to see where it leads you! <3
**As always, this reading is strictly informational and for your reading pleasure! It is not meant to be used as any sort of professional advice! Always listen to your own inner guidance! 🙂