Here's something I thought would be fun to try. :-)
I am using my Kitchen Tarot for you here, by Dennis Fairchild and Susan Shie. It's a Majors only deck but one I love, as if you know me you'll know I LOVE to eat. LOL
For fun, and since this IS the Kitchen Tarot, I thought I would use this deck to ask for us all:
What does the year 2014 have cooked up for us?
It felt like a good question, as the year starts. It should tell you important things coming up this year to pay attention to. And here is what this deck had to say:
Card 1: The Lazy Susan
For this reading, I used reversed cards (cards that came out upside down) to talk about influences from outside yourself and the upright cards to show your inner workings.
And this card says to you that this year you will see some things show up in your life that you had not planned on or expected. Of course, I am sure you can say that about any year, but that is what this card is talking about. It talks about those times when you plan for things to go one way, and instead they go another. Or things that come up out of the blue when you least expect them.
You'll run into a few of these this year. But the important thing to remember is that they will actually improve your life in the end. Yes, they will change the path you are on to some extent. But somewhere down that new path, you will find something you need that you could not get to in any other way. Sometimes this is about life events, sometimes it's about someone new you meet for the first time, who becomes important to you.
In case you aren't sure what a lazy susan is (the last time I saw one myself was in the late 1960's) it does tend to used in a kitchen, either in a cupboard or on a table. It's round, shaped like a plate and it turns. By turning it allows everything on it to be more easily reachable by everyone at the table, or makes it easier to reach what is at the back of the cupboard.
So this is what the card is talking about here, It says that this year your life will send you some things that you don't expect, when you least expect them. And that ultimately they will be sent to make your life easier.
The image says you may see some form of this in most of the months of 2014.. And these experiences will teach you lessons that will help clear up any confusion, clear out things that are no longer needed or working in your life, help keep you and your life balanced, bring things to your life worth celebrating, spice up your life, and bring more warmth to your life.
Card 2: Mom and Apple Pie (reversed)
This card is about love and light. And warmth, and beauty, and clarity, and that feel good feeling that comes from deep inside.
As a reversed card it says that you will see a lot of all of these coming towards you this year. They are all coming your way, and if you look you will see them there for you. And this card marks a lot of positive things coming your way this year. The words on the pies show what is coming your way this year: love, good health, balanced earth, enough moola, family and friends, joy, and peace.
The start is to know they are coming and to expect them to. As you start this year, remember all the good things, all the best things, from your past and expect more of them to come this year. And let that feeling fill you with warmth inside.
This card asks you to think about what you learnt growing up as well as on the attitudes of those around you on life. Do they tell you to expect good things to come your way or not? And why? But overall, this year expect good positive things to come to you and you will see lots of warmth, healing, and joy coming your way. Expect life to treat you this way and you will see it do just that. Open you heart to life this year as much as you can, and watch and try to really see how life works. What you learn may surprise you, in a good way of course. Just open your heart to love and joy and to 2014, as much as you can. And see where this can and will lead you.
Card 3: The Stove (reversed)
This card continues the thoughts of the last one. The stove is about warmth of course. It's about empathy, caring and sharing, and even protectiveness. As a reversed card, it says these things will be coming towards you this year. it shows love, warmth, empathy coming towards you form others in your life, And it shows that your life will protect you this year, in the sense of keeping harmful things away form you.
This is an important card here as the warmth and good feelings it shows echo to some extent the message of the last card. And also since the question was about what this year is cooking up for you and, well, a stove Is what we cook with. :-)
So this card is talking about an important theme in your life this year. That flow of warmth, caring, empathy, and understanding, that you will see this year coming towards you. Of course there will be ups and downs,as in all years, but if you look you will see A LOT of this coming to you this year. Focus on that and see what you can learn from it.
As for the image, what is shown cooling in the over is "creation", So the question here is what does seeing all this coming towards you this year allow you to create of or in your life? How does seeing all this coming your way allow you to recreate who you are inside? And in what ways? How can it change you? How can you recreate yourself in better and better ways, by knowing this? The suggestion here is to see what you can learn on these things during the course of 2014.
Card 4: flipped The Colander (reversed)
This card and the next were flipped cards, cards that "flipped" out of the deck during shuffling or otherwise set themselves apart. A flipped card asks you to stop and thing about its message, saying that there is something a bit complex in it that you may see more fully if you stop and think it over.
Card 0, is always on one of my favourites of the deck. it's such a joy card for me. it's about the innocence of childhood and mostly that innocent and complete faith and trust in life of a young child. That belief in the fairy tale ending, that faith that you can grow up and be whomever and whatever you choose to be. ....all those kinds of feelings and that belief system.
This is a reversed card. So it says that, in the year 2014, your life will give you many opportunities that will make you think on this. And that is always a good thing,
When you think of a colander, and as you see it in the card image, ....well it's full of holes. This card is asking you to think this year about how strong IS your faith in life. About how sure you feel inside that it is working in your favour, that you have what it takes inside to be and become what you most wish to, and that fairy takes can come true. This image asks you to think on if some of your faith in all this has "seeped out" over the years, Has it been rinsed/washed away and diluted by certain life experiences or inner fears? ARE you seeing life clearly or is your belief system on this topic ....well....:full of holes"?
And the little mask in the background asks us to think about how we perceive things and the intentions of those around us, when their motives are hidden from us. Do we imagine positive or negative motives? Seeing thins will be important to you in 2014.
In the card image, on the rim of the colander itself, it says: "This colander lets everything wash over it, and--remains the same. This is the Innocent one, who helps us all to purify."
And this is the gist of this card here. It's about purifying our view of the world. So that it is not coming from inner worries and fears, but so that we are seeing clearly and from a pure place. it's about letting anything from the past that altered our life view just wash away leaving the purity of who we once were behind. . Letting it wash over us and leaving us as we once were, with that trust in life in tact.
Card 5: (8) flipped The Skillet
And here is the last card in this reading for you. It's called The Skillet and as an upright card it's about what is going on inside that skillet (and inside you).
It's about your inner strength. the kind of inner strength you have inside you that comes from who you are deep inside. Of course what a skillet does is to warm things up. So yes this is about your inner warmth. And that inner generosity of spirit that makes you you.
In the image, you see the words: "Loving use of passion" and "Sense of connection" and "The calm of trusting". These are shown as you inner strengths that you can draw on that will help you most this year of 2014 (and beyond).
This card shows 2014 as a great year for you to hone and strengthen this inner strengths (the grater). And the more you do, the stronger they will become and the better they will work for you in the future. All the stars in the sky ask you once again to keep your faith and hope high. Stars tell you that this faith in life and in your life is warranted.
And yes, in the top right hand corner of this image, you see the colander once again. This card is interrelated to the last, interestingly as the two were the flipped cards of your reading. This says that the more of that childlike openness and faith in life you can have, the stronger you will feel and BE in your life.
And conversely, the stronger you feel in life, the safer you will feel to open up more and more fully to your life, the experiences it sends you, and to everyone in it.
This reading is trying to show you the interrelation between the two and telling you that this year will teach you a lot about all this.