Thursday, September 21, 2017
Take charge of your life and do what you love
Detachment may not be the first thing that comes to mind when this card shows up. But detaching from distractions, old habits, stuff that clutters your space, can be essential to fulfilling your goals.
Let me give you an example. A dear friend of mine is passionate about art, but finds it almost impossible to do any painting because her space is so full of clutter and her diary is full to the brim with appointments.
Michele is the kindest person I know and spends much of her time and energy helping others and being a major support for her extended family. In other words she has very strong Empress archetype with a major focus on relationships and has challenges around creating boundaries.
This year Michele is in an Emperor year and she is finally facing the fact that she needs to detach from decades of things hoarded and the many people who are depending on her to help them instead of helping themselves.
Letting go of things means detaching from the memories they evoke. It means to detach herself from situations and people that are draining her energy. More significantly it means to detach herself from her own self-image or identity as the competent one who helps others.
So if the Emperor card resonates for you one question to ask is: What do I need to detach from that will free me up to pursue my heart's ambition, my soul's dreams?
To work out what year you are in simply add the numbers of your birth day and month to the numbers of the current year until you get to a single digit. e.g. 23rd July (2+3+7 = 12) plus 2017(2+0+1+7 =10) 12+10 = 22 = 4 The Emperor is a number 4 card so this person is in an Emperor year.
When you've got your year number find the major arcana tarot card that matches. The energy, challenges and learning of that card will be a major focus for that year.
I track this every year and it is amazing how accurate this is - and how helpful. If we know what year we are in rather than resisting or being thrown about by those challenges we can work with the energy and get the most out of it.