Happy New Year, friends, and well done for making it through the last one!
To begin this tarot year we have a firm reminder of what winter is for. It might be unusually mild just now but this is the season for dormancy in nature; rest and reflection should be on our minds too. There is always the temptation with January to throw ourselves into activity, filling the post-Christmas void with promises of distraction, adventure, travel to come. There is nothing wrong with any of those things, of course, but this reading cautions against haste.
Dream a little, make cunning plans, sure… but if we wish to keep our balance, honour the solitude of the Hooded Man and take enough time to look inward in stillness. After the bustle of Christmas and new year, a little quiet time will do us all good.
Have a good week and stay safe x