By Naomi Westwater for Boston Compass (#130)
December 2, 2020
The Tarot Forecast is a look at the month ahead in a tarot spread. This forecast is dominated by Cups (our emotions) and by Court Cards. Court Cards represent people in our lives, and aspects of our personalities, so this December, you may find yourself having to play many roles and juggle different aspects of yourself.
The Queen of Swords is the card for the month of December, and brings to us the message of boundaries. When the Queen wields her swords, she forces others to keep a healthy distance. This message is loud and clear for us as COVID cases rise. Now is the time to establish boundaries with the people in your life. Some of these boundaries may be physical (no you cannot come visit me this holiday season), while others may be mental (I need a break from this relationship). Communication is key here! Be clear, use facts, and don’t let your emotions get in the way. The Queen of Swords isn’t afraid of giving people the cold shoulder to get her message across.
The new moon on December 14th brings the Page of Cups. This Page invites us to experience new feelings and to step into our creative flow. This card is a great balance to the sharpness of the Queen of Swords, and brings out our emotional side. But sometimes the Page of Cups has a hard time standing up for themselves. How do you protect yourself when others put you down?
Yule (Winter Solstice) on December 21st marks the return of the sun and the start of a new year cycle. It is a time for new beginnings and inner reflection. The romantic Knight of Cups card shows up here bringing a message of beauty, emotional connection, and depth. It’s time to get to know yourself on a deeper level. How can you create intimacy in your life?
I pulled the IX of Pentacles for the full moon on December 29th. How can you let yourself enjoy a little luxury this Cold Moon? By luxury, I don’t mean blowing a bunch of money on a pair of shoes you can’t afford. I mean, taking time to eat a meal and savor every bite, or taking the day off and putting on your favorite outfit, just to dress up for yourself. This moment of luxury is well earned after months of pulling the VIII of Pentacles — we are continuing on our evolution to rethinking our relationship to money and work.
For Guidance, I pulled the X of Cups, a card of radiant joy and endless love. Let this month be a time for harmony and connection in your life. Try to let peace guide you, instead of fear or anxiety. How can you share love and warmth to all those in your life? This is also a card of divine connection, so whether you have a spiritual/religious practice or not, let December be a time to reconnect to the divinity that lives within you.
—Naomi Westwater, @naomiwestwater