The Aces and the New Year
A new year is fast approaching, and “new” always reminds me of the Tarot Aces, so I thought I’d share some thoughts I recently had about the Aces, and then tie it all back to the New Year holiday.
The Aces can indicate the best of their suit, exemplifying the highest energy of it. (This may seem strange, since they are the first cards in their suits, until you remember that in many card games they are also considered the highest card in the suit.) So I considered what that might say about their meanings.
Ace of Swords:
The Ace of Swords may suggest that we focus our attention on the present moment (as in Be Here Now). It can also indicate the creative power of thought, so, for example, I have seen it as a symbol of the power of affirmations.
Ace of Cups:
This card can be about love and compassion as well as the transformative power of those emotions. It also indicates the advice to see love first in any situation.
Ace of Wands:
This Ace can suggest a feeling of joie de vivre – a cheerful, exuberant enjoyment of life. It thus advises us to live life fully.
To relate all this to our New Year’s celebration, I would like to point out that all of these meanings can lead us to a happier life, and isn’t that a great intention to set for the New Year? In fact, the above thoughts about the Tarot Aces can lead to some great New Year’s resolutions. You may want to consider these meanings in order to come up with resolutions to help you manifest or increase some of these wonderful aspects of your life.
Finally, quite simply, the Tarot Aces suggest that we remember the following in all aspects of our lives (career, love life, study, health, etc.):
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” — Mark Twain
So if there’s an area in your life that you want to improve this coming year, make a resolution to get started on a solution. Then, perhaps posting an image of the relevant Ace someplace where you’ll see it often will help you keep that resolution.
PS: Would you like to know more about the Aces?
Here is a way to see both good and bad aspects of these cards: https://jamesricklef.wordpress.com/2011/11/29/aces-high/
and here are some other thoughts about them that might help: https://jamesricklef.wordpress.com/2013/06/02/aces-and-you/