Tarot Reading for the Collective ~ December 2016

Dear Readers,


We round out this year’s Tarot Readings for the Collective, with the all-encompassing Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert. I used Joanna’s major arcana deck Pentimento Tarot for May’s Collective Reading, and eagerly watch for everything that she creates. The by-line for the Gaian Tarot says ‘Healing the Earth. Healing Ourselves’. I think we’re all very much in need of that, yes? So here we go.


The questions for December are:


What shall we say to the past?
What shall we say to the future?
How shall we stay with the present moment?
How can we nourish what is most important?


What shall we say to the past?
Seven of Fire (Wands)




Say that you will bash away at your old demons and reshape them into something beautiful – or at least something you can live with. Don’t let those old problems fuel any present negativity. Feel the strength that arises from your experiences, yet trust that there is always room to be surprised anew by the ways in which people grow and change.


Focus on what demands your attention yet know when to back away from the fire. The other elements will always require your focus, and if you tread carefully, and watch your thoughts, the past need never consume you again. It may throw some heat at you, but it needn’t overwhelm you.


What shall we say to the future?




Say that you have hope for change that can benefit everyone, rather than dragging us all into a dystopian future. Seek out people who are wary of the hype, who search for the deeper truths. Start creating a future right now with the seeds you plant. Watch what you say to others, and what you say to yourself. Are you lying or are you speaking wisely? Are you living your potential future right now or are you trapped in fantasy land?


Acknowledge the strength of your heart by the company you keep. Be bold with the choices you make. There is no room for safety here, because safety was never something granted to us. What we do have though, is a desire to know who we are, what we are, what we are capable of, and what changes we need to create so that life can make more sense again. Muster the strength to help those who don’t perceive the powerfully mystical nature of this life cycle.


How shall we stay with the present moment?
Child of Air (Page of Swords)


Child of Air - Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert.jpg


By staying with the breath, by learning to enjoy the trillions of things that are occurring in our individual and collective bodies in every moment. Everything here is so ephemeral, we are so ephemeral, why on earth are we trying to make everything stand still or go backwards?


Stay with the present moment because of the freedom it grants you. When you are here, the past stops punishing you and the future stops tormenting you. Little moments here and there of being present are fine, and indeed, all we can realistically expect when we have not attained enlightenment. So be with this beauty, this pain, this suffering, this joy, this grief, because right now it is everything, for a moment, and is your greatest teacher.


How can we nourish what is most important?
Child of Water (Page of Cups)


Child of Water - Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert.jpg


[when this card came up, I was unsure, as I was thinking the Collective needed something with more oomf! So I popped it back in the deck, shuffled again, and lo and behold it came out again! At that point I remembered the water protectors fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline; the once pristine rivers of Aotearoa/New Zealand becoming unswimmable; the bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia; the polluting of the waterways of the world, including more locally to me in the Inner West of Sydney – the River Goolay’yari (Cooks River) in which we have been unable to swim since the 1930s due to industrial pollution. Alright then Child of Water – let us hear you speak.]


Nourish what is important by honouring the water. The water of the oceans, the rivers, the lakes, the streams, the puddles, the inlets, the water that dwells within your body and the sweat that pours from your skin.


Without this element, the life cycle is destroyed and you cease to exist. So stand with the water for once it is poisoned we are no longer human.


Also, nourish what is important by staying open in your heart. By letting people in despite the burdens you carry. Discard the debris you no longer require in any kind of relationship, but always revere those bold enough to crack open their heart to you, without expecting nor demanding you do the same.


Let me show you how sweet this moment can be, even if it is just for one moment.

© Sarah Barry ~ Tarot Readings with Psychic Sarah 2016
This Tarot Reading for the Collective was done with the Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert. These images are used here with her permission. You can find out more about this beautiful tarot deck at www.gaiansoul.com/shop/gaian-tarot/

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