The deck I used for you here is called the Celtic Wisdom Tarot and it was created by Caitlin Matthews. It was one of the very first decks I fell in love with as a reader. I loved it for its vibrant colors and artwork. But once I started working with it I loved if for its uniqueness and wisdom was well.
Just for this reading, I used a different method of reversals...one that another reader mentioned to me and I felt like working with here. So for this reading a reversed card means something going on inside you and an upright card means something going on around you in the outside world.
As always, the question I asked for you this month was:
What do you most need to know right now to make this a great month of December?
And here is what this deck had to say:
Card 1: Combat of Knowledge (reversed)
This deck is very unusual yet beautiful (inside and out deck).. The cards which would normally form the Majors are called the Wisdom cards here, tracing the soul's path as it moves towards wisdom. And the rest are called The Story cards, depicting the more mundane aspects of our lives, the stories we go through that teach us. The 4 suits are called: Battle, Skill, Art and Knowledge, representing the main activities of the Celtic people at the time.
And here you have a card from the suit of Knowledge, which interestingly is associated with the Fall season--just where we are now. So a good place to start. This was a reversed card so it is talking about things going on inside yourself, not in the outside world.
This is the 5, the Combat of Knowledge. This card is asking you to look inside and see it here is any conflict in what you believe you know of the world and about yourself. Do you sometimes think things are one way and then sometimes see them differently? Does you mood affect your view of yourself and the world? Do you have a long held belief, but someone you know sees the same situation differently and their point of view also makes sense to you?
This December is a great time to take a good look inside and look for any inner contradictions and work them out inside of you.
The image is telling you that some very warm and loving experiences are trying to come to you. To you and through you. There is also something very warm and loving trying to grow outwards from inside of you and to spread into the world. But if you feel there are some inner contradictions in your inner belief system. working on them now will help all this grow. And just try not to embrace any issues from the past and hold them to you that ended long ago.
Card 2: Elopement of Knowledge
Here is another card from the suit of Knowledge. This one is not a reversed card so it is about your knowledge of the outside world, what you know of life in general and believe to be true of it, not about what you believe to be true of yourself. It's about your world view and how you see the world around you.
And it's the Elopement of Knowledge. The Elopements are about seeing a lack, having a sense that something is missing for things to feel complete and whole. The Elopements are about feeling that there is more you have to or want to learn in order to truly succeed in what you most want to.
This card is saying that knowledge and wisdom take time and asking you not to try to rush them. Understanding of life takes time. When we are introduced to new ideas, they need to simmer for a while inside us before they become part of us. We can be told a life truth, but it takes time to become a part of us, of who and what we are.
This month, you will receive some wisdom about life, It will come to you, but be patient with yourself as you assimilate it. And know that you have the knowledge you seek already inside you. But this too takes time, looking inside and finding it and assimilating it into your life view don't happen all at once. But that knowledge is there, you will find it if you look. And yes, you already are all that you need to be
And this month of December, as the year draws to a close, can be a great time to learn and understand life in stronger and deeper ways. If there is something missing in your understanding of life, if that curiosity about life if there, this month you can fill in the blanks and find it. It will take a bit of time but the results will be worth it and bring you more completeness, and connection. and inner peace.
Card 3: flipped The Counselor (reversed)
This is the only Wisdom card of your reading. So there is some wisdom here that the message of this card is trying to bring to you. It is a reversed card, so we are talking about inner wisdom, some form of wisdom about who you really are deep inside. Wisdom that you can only find from inside yourself. This and the next cards are also flipped cards, and that means they are telling you there is something deep in the answer that you might see more clearly if you stop and really think about it.
This card is telling you again that you have the inner wisdom you seek already there inside you. If you make time and look inside it is there, just waiting for you to find it. And it is telling you that if you make time to slow down and look inside it will really help you make the most of this month.
Make the time to slow down this month and live in the present moment. Feel the sun on your skin, the wind flowing around you, the feel of the ground beneath your feet (this all connects about to this month's quote of the month as well).
This card is telling you that spending time in and feeling and getting in touch with the nature that is around you can be very healing to you this month and feel just plain good. It will help you really feel that connection with and warmth coming from life towards you
The dog in the image says that you are safe to make and take this extra time for yourself. Unless they are truly an emergency, whatever other things you feel you need to do in that time will just wait patiently for you until you are ready. You live in a world that is loyal to your needs. When you need the time for yourself, things will fall into place for that to happen.
Card 4: Quest of Battle (reversed)
And the last card here today is from the suit of Battle. It is also a reversed card, so we are talking about an inner battle. Incidentally, the suit of Battle represents the winter season. And since this is the December Friendship reading, running till the end of December, the winter season will be starting during the time frame of this reading.
This is about any inner confusion or inner conflict going on inside you. And this card is good news. :-)
This card says that after you truly see anything that is holding you back, it need not hold you back any longer. Things run in cycles, no experience lasts forever, and we can choose to let go of anything holding us back or keeping us from being the best we can be. Once we can clearly see it for what it is, then we can let it go.
The trick is to get all our inner forces all "rowing" in the same direction at once. When we are all on one track and everything in us is moving steadily in the same direction, then things really start to move in our lives and then what we most want comes so much faster. We move towards it that much faster.
Really seeing what is holding us back brings us out of the darkness and lets us put it down and let it go so we can row more smoothly in the right direction. It is what is needed this month to help you succeed in the best way and to reach where you want to go in the smoothest way. And then it will be smooth sailing from there