It seems very appropriate that the last spread I will be doing in 2015 starts with Death.
Death is a signal for transformations. The old self, the old model, the old year is dead. It has ended and it’s time to replace it with something new.
Death is both a time of mourning and celebration: We mourn as we remember the memories of times gone past. We celebrate the coming year and the new experience they will bring to us.
Knight of Wands
Among the court cards, the Knights are symbols of action and activity. They are not merely messengers, they are agents of change.
The Knight of Wands represent the act of the spirit, of creativity: The Knight gallops forward to meet its challenges without hesitation.
We may fear changes. We may fear the unknown. But the Knight of Wands urges us to go beyond that fear, take a new step, and welcome the changes that came after the Death of the old year.
Two of Cups
Two of Cups, according to the Book of Thoth, represents Love. It is the meeting of two souls into understanding. It is the sharing of affections.
As the last card in this spread, Two of Cups is the attitude we should bring as we move forward with the Knight of Wands: An attitude of openess and welcome.
We may not know what the year will be like, but we can welcome it with kindness and warmth. More importantly, we should be kinder and warmer to ourselves this New Year.
In a time when things are changing, when rules are changing, and when we are starting over, we should allow more love and forgiveness for ourselves.