Reverb13: Anchor

(For the past three years, I’ve used Reverb10 prompts for every day of December. It’s a great way to reflect on the year and set goals for the future. I’m not the only one who has held on to a project from 2010. This year I signed up for prompts from Project Reverb.)

Anchor. What kept you tethered in 2013?

As I start making notes in my We’Moon calendar for 2014, I realize that I’ve had a ritual most of this year and the last. I have sat down, perhaps lit a candle, breathed deeply, and pulled a tarot card. I think about it, record it, and try to remember the message throughout the day.

It is a small act, but a great comfort. Even on my stressful days, I did it. Even away from home, I did it. Over and over and over, I returned to that place inside myself that is open to a bit of magic and symbolism.

I have recorded most readings. I have kept a blog about tarot off and on. Some years I add up all the reading to see which cards came up the most. That’s really not the point, however. It’s the ritual. The ritual keeps me grounded. It keeps me going.


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