Exactly one year ago today, I did a tarot reading for myself for the year ahead, 2017. After having drawn a card for each month, I pulled a final card which would represent my theme for this year. The card was the Knight of Wands, a very passionate card and a card which I can say now, a year later, perfectly represents the past year.
Being a Knight, the Knight of Wands is filled with energy and is a little chaotic. Even though he’s in the midst of climbing the ladder to becoming King or Queen, there’s still a lot he’s got to learn. Being the knight of the suit of Wands, this Knight isn’t just filled with energy, he’s also extremely passionate and chases his passions like a madman. Did I do that too, the past year? I asked myself. But I didn’t have to think long about the answer, as yes, I certainly did. In a good way!
Back in april, I impulsively booked myself a ticket for the Being Boss Vacation in New Orleans. Moreover, I decided that I was gonna take a road-trip all over The United States, as I was done with waiting till someone would come along with me. Done waiting for the man of my dreams to appear in my life, and done waiting for this eco-friendly hippie VW van that doesn’t exist yet, and that would allow us to make an eco-friendly roadtrip. Oh, was I done waiting! And was I ready to manifest my dreams and to live a life filled with passion! That’s how I found myself, indeed, travelling across the US on my own, but meeting many cool people who I’d never met if I’d a. waited for this man of my dreams, or b. traveled together with this man of my dreams.
The reason why the Knight is chasing his dreams and passions as if the end of the world is near (which in truth, it actually seem~s like lately), is that he wants to become skilled in his suit. He wants to learn how to wield his wand, how to channel his passions in such a way he can make a change and become the King or Queen. How to manifest his dreams and make them a reality. On my trip I learned to say ‘yes’ to a lot of things, to not be afraid, and to be more trusting of people and the world. Which are all things that come in handy when living a passionate life.
However, in September I impulsively enrolled for three different study programs. Programs on subjects I’m very, very passionate about but not skilled enough in if I’d want to embody the Queen of Wands. So, like the Knight, I went back to school to learn about my suit, about my wands, about my passions: about herbalism and nutrition.
Thanks to the impulsive behaviour of the Knight of Wands, I’ve not only become more skilled in saying ‘yes’ and taking radical decisions, I’m also becoming more skilled in my passions. I’m learning more and more about herbs every day, and am currently exploring the realms of Chinese medicine (TCM), in order to start learning about TCM nutrition next year.
Even though it’s almost the end of the year and the new year is just around the corner, I think I’ll keep this Knight of Wands in mind. Of course, being impulsive is not always a good thing, but for me, who’s not an impulsive person at all, I can use some of the Knight’s impulsive, dream-chasing energy. And I’ll take some of his energy with me to 2018, so that more dreams may manifest and more passions will become neatly carved skills.
Want to look back at your year with the tarot in December 2018 too? Make sure to get yourself a reading for the year ahead!