“If nothing else in this long and short life, let me be true to my conscience, to the dignity of my own heart. Let me act in a way that says, I have honored my spirit as truly as I have honored others’. Let me stand tall and rooted as a mountain in the face of a quaking world.”
~ Jennifer DeLucy
Happy New Year, and welcome to the energies of 2016! New Year’s Day is always a special time for me. I like to welcome the day with meditation, and then spend some time over the course of the day contemplating my year ahead, asking for spiritual guidance, and writing in my journal. For me it is a day of planning and dreaming, and spending time with people and activities that matter to me.
I have one tarot deck that I use only for the first day of the new year. For over 25 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 them 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.
Take what resonates as truth for you, and discard the rest.
THE STAR – Insights for 2016
“The thought of being whoever I want is a terrifying thing, because I have only ever been who everyone has wanted me to be.”
~ Dianna Hardy
2015 was a year of shake-ups and shake-downs – a year to break free of old patterns, a year to let go of duty and instead to begin listening to the whispers of our hearts. It was a year for beginning to be true to ourselves. And for choices based on alignment with our authenticity.
And now we are here, at the dawning of a whole new year.
2016 is holding her arms wide and inviting us to step into her energy, ready for change, ready for action, ready for growth.
If I was to sum up the energies of 2016 in one word, that word would be LAUNCH. It is a year for expressing yourself authentically in the world, taking new directions and finding new ways of being, for starting and growing life-changing projects, for truly becoming more of who you are. A year that builds on the work you have done in 2015, and that demands honesty and space for being yourself, sharing your gifts and moving into the flow of creativity and abundance.
The Star, as your guidance for the year, is encouraging you to honour and work with your intuition. This is not a year for being who others want you to be, or need you to be. 2016 demands that you live this year for you, and true to your own inner compass.
For some of you that will be confronting. Who are you, and what do you want? These are questions you may have had no time for as you have busily lived to please or support others.
The Star gifts you a dawning sense of self-worth and self-confidence. Not based on shallow or external devices, but on your own self-knowing. This comes from having looked within, and from spending time in your own company.
As you begin to truly know yourself you radiate your own light and truth out into the world. You trust yourself. You understand your wants and needs. You can now live guided by your values, from a place of integrity and authenticity.
Gradually, as this depth of knowing increases, you can become a guiding light for others.
This is a year for creativity and innovation, and for taking small but consistent steps towards your dreams by anchoring your thoughts into reality through your deeds. It is a year of transformation through action.
2016 is a pivotal year, for the energies we invest in this year will become magnified over the next nine-year cycle. There is no need to get it all done. But if something is important to you, make sure that it is represented in your life, even if it is only there in small amounts.
It’s never too late to be whom you might have been. Choose a place in your life and just get started. There is so much support available for you as you intentionally and deliberately work towards manifesting change this year.
Take time out throughout your year to think deeply about your life, and how you want it to be. Check in with yourself. What makes you happy? Do more of that. What tears you down or wears you out? Do less of that. Make conscious choices that allow you to create a life that is rich and meaningful for you, rather than a life lived to make others happy or to gain their approval.
Above all, trust your gut. Live from your intuitive wisdom. Listen to and honour your inner knowing. BE yourself. Own the truth of who you really are.
I’m wishing you a year rich with meaning, and filled with love, support, kindness, well-being and flow.
Bless ♥ Nicole xx
PS – Want a system and support to help you make 2016 a great year for you? Check out my Year of ME Planner – 2016 and community. It has everything you need!