For the past six years I’ve chosen a word to help ‘guide’ me through the year ahead. 2017 and 2018 however were a little different in that I chose a Tarot card too! Boy - did I underestimate the importance of that decision ha.
My word for the year (which I neglected to share here anywhere online oops) was FOCUS. I knew I had a lot of work to do with my Lighting Diploma and at work, and I also thought that it would be perfect for my photography too - my intentions were to knuckle down, focus on my goals and get to where I wanted to be in a sensible fashion.
AND then, on this day last year - I pulled the Knight of Swords as my Tarot card for the year. He’s still sat in my purse now. I felt a little frustrated pulling a Knight as the court cards are not my most favoured and I often struggle with their application - my 2017 card was the major ‘Strength’ card and I understood that and its application (and necessity frankly) very well. I was pleased to see a sword though - the suit of thoughts - it was indeed going to be a year of thinking and of trying my best to focus them.
What I underestimated though, was the knight himself. Knights are people of action, they charge, they fight, they defend and they honour. They move forward towards their goals and they do it with a straightforward intent. The knight of swords especially knows exactly the way they want to move forward - their thinking is already done and they have decided on a course of action which they are implementing with their full force and power.
And boy did I move forward at pace in 2018 - I charged into a engineering degree which I’m still sure could possibly be a huge mistake ha, we threw ourselves into raising two little kittens in the Summer (I’ll share more about those soon I promise) and I’ve thrown myself into the deep end with work and life in general. 2018 flew by but I think that perhaps rather than the time itself moving faster, it was me barreling through it, harnessing the Knight of Swords and trying my best to hold on for life.
Do you have a word for the year? How did your word for 2018 go for you? I did indeed focus, I had to, but perhaps not on the things that I initially thought I would haha.
Check in soon for my word and card for 2019 - I’m hoping the tarot card I pull later this evening is going to be a little less intense (though now I’ve said that… I’ve probably jinxed it!) and a little more aligned with the word I’ve chosen haha.
Happy new year everyone!!
2018: Focus (and Knight of Swords tarot card)
2017: Happy (and Strength tarot card)