How many years before something becomes a tradition? I don’t know. In any event, you may have heard of Ethony Dawn’s yearly “31 Days of Tarot” community challenge that she hosts every year.
You can watch Ethony’s YouTube video here introducing the 2019 prompts and get the full listing here on her website. Be sure to also connect in to the tarot YouTube community or find the community on Instagram via the hashtag #31daysoftarot19 to catch up on what everybody else is saying in response to each of the daily prompts.
I’ll be participating via Instagram and by blog posts (though after the first few prompts, I’ll be aggregating the daily prompts into end-of-the-week blog post recaps).
Reading, Energy, Major Lesson for 2019
I’m using a prototype test deck for Spirit Keeper’s Tarot where I’m test printing different shadings of sepia and different styles of the parchment background to get the aesthetics as close to what I want as possible. In the SKT deck, you’re given 3 versions of Key 0 to choose from for a significator card. For this reading prompt, I’m using The Seeker card as my Key 0 significator.
As I shuffle, I intend the card preceding The Seeker to be the energy and the card following The Seeker to be the major lesson.
For energy, Key 4: The Emperor. Commander of Intellections. This is about self-possession and reign over the temporal part of my life. It’s the divinity of Logos, and what you’re capable of commanding if you apply rationalism to your exercise of will, of intuition, and of your emotions.
For major lesson to learn this year, Key 21: New World Order. Crown of the Magi. Welp. Sounds like 2019 is going to be the year of a catalyst toward a major change. Will 2020 be the mark of a new epoch in my life? Perhaps. Yay?
To me, though, Key 21 is also about social responsibility. I can’t wait to talk about why I drew Key 21 the way I did here, and why the redesigns of certain cards in the deck.
I’m intrigued that in Key 4, you get the skeletal structure of the masonic cubic stone, and then in Key 21, it’s the solid form of the cubic stone, suggesting to me that a lot of progress in terms of self-development will be made in 2019.
Also, how hilarious is it that both cards I pulled for the reading just so happen to be two cards I completely redesigned from the first edition deck to the second edition?
I hope you’ll join in on the fun!