Judyth Sult’s December 2017 Empowerment Newsletter
Notes from J
December is the month of solstice as we celebrate the longest night and the return to light. The lengthening of the light is slow as we go through the dark of winter. Individually, this is often a time of going deep within to reflect on what we want to birth in the light.
This month can also get us caught up in the frenzy of giving, celebrations and over indulgence. Be happy and be aware of what you are doing. An end of the year ritual is below to help you focus on what changes you want to call into your life. Have fun with it.
It’s always fun to discover what energy the new year is likely to bring to you. You’ll find the formula for discovering how to calculate your personal year.
The card for the 12th month is New Perspectives (Hanged Man in the traditional deck). This is the perfect card as we prepare for what we want to leave behind in 2016 and imagine what to manifest in 2017.
Photo from in the garden at the Chuckanut Art Gallery
Winter Solstice is a celebration for all traditions as we celebrate the longest night and shortest day of the year. After the solstice each day will get increasingly longer.
In many traditions Winter Solstice represents a rebirth of spirit symbolized by the increasing light.
There are many ways to celebrate the solstice as a lone celebrant or in a group. In many traditions solstice is about emerging from the underworld. In most traditions it involves the lighting of candles and perhaps fire. Often banging on pans or drumming are called upon to wake up the light.
Below is a sample ritual. I invite you to use all or part of it. You may also share your ritual ideas with me.
Before the solstice, think about what you want to leave behind in the dark (or the underworld). Take time to write a list of what you do NOT want to carry forward, including your fears.
When the release list is complete, make a list of what you want to birth, including your hopes and dreams.
On the Solstice, light a large candle in the morning and place it where it can safely burn all day. Burn the paper with all you want to release. Say something along the lines of, “As this paper is transformed to ashes, I release the energy of the old, and call to birth in the new.”
Next, take the list of what you want to birth and plant the list with a bulb or a small cutting. As you nurture the plant in the coming months be mindful you are also nurturing your future.
Complete the ritual by celebrating with the banging of pans or the beating of the drums. When you drum you are awakening the earth by beating to the heart of her rhythm.
Calculating Your Personal Year for 2017
Let’s look at a quick and fun way to get a sample of Numerology by looking at your upcoming personal year. The personal year extends from January to December, no matter when your birthday occurs. The theme of the personal year usually describes what will have your attention this year. Below is the formula to calculate the 2017 personal year.
Your personal year is calculated by adding the month and day of your birth to the current year, and then reducing them to a single digit. For example, my birthday is April 21, so we calculate it like this:
2017 (2+0+1+7) = 10 reduces to 1
So, 4+3+1= 8.
My personal year is a 8. You can read below where I’m likely to place my energy this year.
Now, you have the tools to calculate your personal year and then you can surprise your family and friends with their personal year predictions.
People in a 1 personal year are planting the seeds for the next 9 year cycle. This is a year with many new opportunities and activities. The 1 year is likely to be a year of leadership and initiative. Tarot cards that relate to one energy are 1 Magician, 10 Wheel of Fortune, and 19 Sun.
People in a 2 personal year are open to new relationships and opportunities that embrace harmony, balance and cooperation. During a 2 year, when a person is out of balance or in a disagreeable relationship, the person may become depressed because they are not able to act with the 2 energy. The 2 year is an excellent year to build on the new beginnings from the 1 year. Tarot cards that relate to 2 energy are 2 High Priestess, 11 Justice, 20 Awakening.
People in a 3 personal year feel expansive and open to new adventures. This is very much “play time” as people in the 3 energy explore the meaning of joy in their lives. The 3 energy is very creative, especially in art and writing. It’s important to distinguish between creativity and frivolousness. Tarot cards that relate to 3 energy are 3 Sustenance, 12 New Perspectives, and 21 World.
A 4 personal year is the time to focus after the playfulness of the 3 year. It is a year of focus and creating a foundation for the future. It can be considered a “maze” year as the people in this year seem to have more obstacles than usual. As they come to a block, they must learn to change directions to find a new route rather than run into a brick wall. Tarot cards that relate to 4 energy are 4 Authority and 13 Life Cycles.
People in a 5 personal year often feel great relief after the constrictions of the 4 year. The 5 personal year is full of exploration and working beyond the constraints of the 4 year. Many new opportunities present themselves, and it’s sometimes difficult to finish the many projects that they will be tempted to begin. Tarot cards related to a 5 year is 5 Introspection and 14 Temperance.
The 6 personal year is usually pretty smooth, even as the person is likely to be focused on responsibility and service, especially to family. People in this year are focused on home and what home means: who they want in the home, where home is, what home means. People must beware of taking on too much responsibility so that the sense of individuality is lost. Tarot cards that relate to 6 energy are 6 Choice and 15 Entrapment.
People in a 7 personal year spend their time analyzing and trying to understand what their life is about. The 7 year is about choices, often unexpected ones. It is a time to pause, consider, reflect, evaluate and decide. Intuition is important in the 7 year. Tarot cards related to 7 energy are 7 Determination and 16 Chaos.
The 8 personal year is about status and money. It’s often the perfect time for people to explore new employment opportunities, apply for promotions and evaluate their general financial situation. Many people start a new business in an 8 year after the 7 year of analyzing and evaluating the wisdom of such a move. Tarot cards with 8 energy are 8 Strength and 17 Star.
The 9 personal year is the end of a 9 year. People may find they are cleaning out closets, relationships, and anything else that no long serve them. As a part of the completion cycle they may find that giving to others, financially or emotionally, become important to them. Tarot cards with the 9 energy are 9 Introspection and 18 Moon.
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We’re just leaving the November 29 new moon and can still feel the influence for the next few days. Think about what you want to manifest and bring to fruition.
The full moon, on the 14th, is the time to celebrate the progress you have made towards your goals.
This month, the Winter Solstice falls between the new moon and full moon. It is a powerful time to clarify what you want to call into your life and discover what has kept you from your goals. Pulling a Tarot card can help you understand your blocks. You can pull another Tarot card to find out what will assist you on your journey. You can draw a Tarot of Empowerment card here.
Your power will likely increase during the full moon and you will have an opportunity clarify your goals.
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