If you haven’t seen it already, I did a collective tarot reading for the year 2020 back in January. If you want to read it all, you can look here. I figured with the current events taking place around the world, it might be a good idea to revisit this reading and see what’s happened so far.
January - Father (King) of Wands
We start off the year strong . The energy of the Father of Wands allows us to carry purposeful and meaningful actions into the new year.
February - Daughter (Page) of Swords
With this new action and inspiration brought to 2020 by the Father of Wands, the Page of Swords kindles that creativity and thirst for knowledge.
March - Ace of Cups
By March, something emotional will happen - in a good way - that will affect a lot of people. There could be a mass spiritual awakening as is reflected by the overflowing of the chalices and their connection with the element of water and emotion.
Now, I don’t know if you look at things the way I do - I am a pessimist by nature - but the Ace of Cups does not seem like the card to represent what’s happening right now. Just last night, Governor Kate Brown ordered the closure of all K-12 Oregon schools. She’s not the first one to do it, and she probably won’t be the last. The Ace of Cups is representative of a positive emotional change. I can only hope to put a positive spin on this global situation. This might be far-reaching, but let me try.
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Do I think this pandemic could cause a spiritual awakening? Yes, I think it’s possible. Is it probable? I have no idea. I don’t have much faith in humanity right now, especially seeing how people are hoarding toilet paper and leaving shelves empty.
However, I believe that the Ace of Cups being here for March could show us that there is a good side to humanity. Maybe our societies will stand up and protect each other. Maybe the good in people will begin to show more than the fear. Maybe people will start to recognize that we are not just cities, states, and countries. We are a global community . Maybe this pandemic will bring out the love in the hearts of the world and shun the hate, prejudice, and bigotry. I can only hope so.
Theme of the Year
The theme for 2020 is represented by the 7 of Wands. As we know, wands are heavily associated with the element of fire and the ideas of passion, creativity, and creation. The 7 of Wands represents a challenge that the world will face - and that the entire purpose of this year is to be challenging and allow us to pull together as a whole and embrace the truth of the situation. We are armed with what we need - though we may not know it yet - and we must persevere through the obstacles to come out on top.
I can only hope that this part is true, that we are armed with the necessary tools to combat the sickness as well as the hatred and fear that’s poisoning our globe.
Goal of the Year
The goal of 2020 is represented by the 5 of Cups, a card of emotion. We know by the previous card that 2020 is going to be challenging , and it appears that the goal of 2020 is for some sort of a disappointment to take place to allow for spiritual growth as a collective. There are those among us who need to feel the disappointment and failure before they can move forward.
I definitely feel like this is happening right now. So many people are disappointed in their friends and neighbors for the way they’re behaving. So many people are disappointed with the way public figures and those in power are acting on any side of the political spectrum. I’m from the US, so I can only speak to my experiences here. However, I have some friends in the UK and I know they’re upset about their political leaders as well.
Obstacles of the Year
However, the obstacles facing this goal of 2020 is represented by The Magician. The Magician is a person who is fully connected to all realms - mental, physical, and spiritual. This person - or people - could show up to help prevent the disappointment and failure of those around them that could be caused by this coming year. The Magician is a master of their tools and - being connected to the divine in some way - may not be an obstacle in the way we think. This obstacle could be placed here to allow for the spiritually connected to come to the light and save the day, so to speak. Without the Magician, disappointment and failure could be catastrophic.
Either way, I fear that it will get worse before it gets better - as everything always does. We need to not hold fear and panic in our hearts. Preparation? Yes. Caution? Yes. But not downright chaos. We can pull together and create a better world after this. Maybe this is like the metaphor of The Tower. We need to be broken down as a society in order to be built up. We need to let the foundation of false and shaky ideals tumble away in order to build a society based on love, hope, and healing.
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