“Was it you or I who stumbled first? It does not matter. The one of us who finds the strength to get up first, must help the other.”
~ Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration
Happy New Year and welcome to the energies of 2014! It’s a glorious new year, birthed with the energy of a New Moon in Capricorn, which is also a SuperMoon. The Moon brings her own energies to the dawn of this year, and colours the entire year ahead.
I have one tarot deck that I use only for the first day of the new year. For over 20 years I have worked with this deck as a touchstone to set the themes of my year ahead so that I might live with greater awareness and understanding. I don’t use the cards as a predictive tool – rather I use it for reflection, and to seek guidance about qualities, actions and perspectives that might benefit me over the next twelve months.
Just after midnight I asked for one card for you – to give YOU guidance over the year ahead. This is my personal interpretation of that card for you. I have combined the qualities of this card with the energies of tonight’s SuperMoon.
Take what resonates as truth for you, and discard the rest.
STRENGTH/LUST – Insights for 2014
In 2013 our focus was on change and understanding our personal power. A time to tidy up the old energies from 2012, and to begin planning and dreaming a new and better world for ourselves and the planet. For many it has been quite the rollercoaster.
2014 will fall differently for each of us, depending on our stage of the journey. I urge you to think carefully about where you wish to position yourself this year – you are not without choice, but in order to make that choice you must come from a place of awareness.
Take a moment now, breathe deeply and sit in your heart. Then ask yourself which one of the following three paths most resonates for you. You can also use this information to help understand where others are at in this next year. Know that wherever we are is where we need to be – there is no right or wrong.
The Three Major Life Paths in 2014:
1. Re-Cycling. We have not learned what we needed – travelling through life asleep, unaware or ignorant. Or perhaps we just weren’t ready to make that change. This year we can learn very fast – choosing to face the lessons head on, or cycle back to the very beginning of our pattern or our story and start the whole learning cycle over with the new cycle then lasting many years. It can be a pattern-breaking year, and a major turning point or a bend in an endless loop. The choice is yours.
2. Reprieve. For many of you who have worked hard, focused on self-awareness and self-growth and who’ve done the homework, 2014 is about rest, consolidation and recovery. You get a chance this year to slow down and catch your breath. You’ll draw to you the right helpers and healers, life’s flow will be gentle and supportive and at year’s end you’ll still be able to look back and realise how far you have travelled in 2014. It’s a year for easing rather than fighting, and for allowing yourself that precious recuperation time.
3. Rocketing On Ahead. For some of you, life will pull out all the stops this year. Because of the set-up and foundation work you’ve already done toiling away in previous years, this year will propel you forward in many aspects of your life where you have felt previously stuck, unrecognised or thwarted. You may also feel overwhelmed at times this year as the pace will not always be of your choosing, and you’ll need to simply hang on and go for the ride. At year’s end you’ll be far, far from where you now stand. It’s a big year, with lots of work ahead, and you’ll need to embark on a regular regime of self-care and support to ensure that the year’s growth is sustainable.
2014 is a consolidation year – a year to anchor our dreams, to chart progress and to make lasting change that is supported by our core values and innermost desires. It is a year where we can be rational and logical, while still being supported by a heightened perceptiveness and intuition.
What matters most in 2014 is that we stay grounded in our own strengths, and honest with ourselves about what we really want. It will no longer be enough to live to please others, or to make our life a quest for external acknowledgement and approval. 2014 requires us to be authentic and to live from our hearts, in a way that reflects our passion and interests.
In 2014 we can draw on and cultivate tremendous self-discipline and inner strength. It is a year to make the changes we’ve been dreaming about – the ones we know we will benefit from – even if doing them may initially be harder than staying where we’ve been, safe in our comfort zone. Whatever we can do to support ourselves in being whole and integrated will enable us to make profound progress this year. We must honour our own needs. We must do all we can to come from a place of balance and wholesomeness. The following quote sums up this energy nicely:
“Lust comes from the root lustre. We cannot be in our lustre and radiance if we are not also in our strength. People who exhibit strength also exhibit an inherent lustre or radiance. Strength and lustre are two qualities that are often inseparable.” ~ Angeles Arrien
2014 is a year for overcoming our fears and doubts, and for investing in ourselves – our dreams, our talents, our gifts. It is a year for putting ourselves first, although not in a greedy or selfish way. It is a year where we are advised to become clear, and to live with focus and passion.
It is a year for championing our abilities and our needs, and owning our own strengths and individuality. It is a year for polishing ourselves and our skills, all the better for us to shine our light in the world.
2014 requires us to have a creative vision, and to honour the life force within us. We are being called to make changes, to heal and grow, to become bigger somehow.
It’s a time for us to drop the masks, end the games and be brave enough to stand open and honest. It’s a time for us to be strong, even in our vulnerabilities. There is great beauty in that vulnerability. Great humanity. Great strength.
This is a year, that if lived well and mindfully, shall deeply define us for the rest of our days.
This is a year, that if lived without mindfulness, shall deeply define us for the rest of our days.
We have a choice. Do not be afraid of your own power. Be brave, and make this a year of blossoming and becoming. Imagine how different the rest of your life could look, if you chose to make 2014 a year of heart-centered and values-oriented living.
If you’d like more information on living a heart-centered year, click here.
I’m wishing you an aware and positive 2014, that makes you glad to be alive.
Bless ♥ Nicole xx
27 thoughts on “2014 – Guidance for the Year Ahead”
I <3 this Nicole. Exactly what I needed to hear 🙂
Thankyou Nicole for your wonderful light of encouragement.
This will be an amazing year and I loved your words at the bottom as to, “We have a choice…..”
Wishing you, your family and friends ‘…just enough…’; just enough of everything for this glorious year.
With Love, Paul S
Excellent thoughts, everything can be so simple if we allow it.. and thank you to Julie for sending me over.. now off I go to find my word.. c
Thank you for your guidance and wishing you a healthy year and serenity . If you follow Laurie Buchanan ‘s blog you will know why I chose the word serenity .
Thanks so much Nicole! Wishing you a wonderful 2014 filled with great health and happiness 🙂
Thanks so much Nicole! Widhing you a wonderful 2014 filled with great health and happiness 🙂
Thank you Nicole, and for all your inspirational & insightful posts throughout the year. Best wishes for a wonderful 2014, in all facets of life xo
Thanks so much Nicole 🙂 x
Rocketing ahead. In last years I have felt unrecognized and thwarted. I’m ready to GOOOOOOOO! Thanks for posting this. 🙂
Thank you for your beautiful words Nicole. Wishing you health and strength for 2014. Love and big hugs Julia
Blessings Nicole. Transformation is underway. Thank you for your wisdom and encouragement.
Thank you. Wishing you all the best in 2014
Like Sarah i too am hoping to break out of the #1 loop. i have some ingrained patterns of clutter and procrastination! i want to reorganize my whole art studio to make it more functional for me until i can build another one in the backyard. the yard needs so much attention too! i will have to put on my super hero outfit to accomplish all that i want to do this year: grown my business, refinish some furniture that i bought for my studio, keep working on improving our yard and restore my health to it’s optimum level. wish me luck!
Sounds like big plans! What one area can you focus on, that you know will pay off for you? Don’t scatter your energies. Rest. Nourish. Focus. Sending lots of love your way xx
Thank you Nicole, wishing you much love and an amazing year of health xxx
I’m not unaware, nor ignorant, yet I have no doubt I’ll be in for a number 1 year again :/
Take heart, Sarah. This can be a powerful pattern breaking year for you. Sometimes the reason we have stayed stuck is not a lack of awareness but rather an ingrained behaviour of putting the happiness and well being of others before ourselves. I’ll include you in my healing meditations. Know that this CAN be a great year for you. Much love, Nicole xx
Thanks Nicole xx
Thank You for constant guidance and hope this year… love and Abundance in everything Nicole. Is send a hug and my love to you xx
Wonderful!! Thankyou Nicole xx
Oh wow… yesterday I was so aware of the rocketing energy! I started to look at my schedule and realised that my superpowers are going to have to come into play if I am going to go everywhere, do everything and be all of what I’m choosing! And how much fun can that be? xo Thanks Nicole! Love to you!
I like this very much, thank you Nicole. 🙂 I am ready. Many blessings to you.
Thank you for your timely advice! Have a blessed New Year! xx :-))
May the New Year be filled with simple, slow moments that nourish your soul.
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