Louise Androlia is a writer, life coach, tarot tutor, artist, and general magic maker. She believes in empowerment through self-awareness and self-knowledge, and she’s dedicated to teaching people how to be in tune with their feelings. Every month she writes Tarotscopes for The Numinous, a mix of astrology and tarot that helps to empower readers for the month ahead. We asked Louise to look deep into her crystal ball and give us a Tarotscope teaser of what’s ahead in the year to come. (For the full forecast, you can download directly from her site on January 1, 2016: www.louiseandrolia.com):
It’s hard to feel harmonious and at ease when you’re always giving without allowing yourself to receive. Check in on your boundaries—your life purpose isn’t to be a people-pleaser. Empower yourself by spending time with those who inspire and truly lift you up.
Isn’t it strange how we sometimes feel guilty for having fun? Your relaxation and social time isn’t a luxury, it’s an essential! This is your moment to open up your heart, embrace vulnerability, and be unapologetically you. Practice loosening your grip on life a little—it is safe for you to let go.
Intuition is real, and yours is begging to be heard. Your feelings are a direct link to a magical part of yourself, so allow yourself to feel them and dedicate some much-needed time to self-care. It’s likely that you will discover that you had everything you need inside you all along.
It’s time to step into your true power and nurture your talents. Accept that taking that first step is supposed to feel scary, but recognize that your fears are just an illusion. The joy and stability that come from taking that leap of faith will be well worth it.
The ability to embrace change is a true superpower, and it’s time for you to welcome in the idea of transformation. Know that when you let go of old habits and situations that no longer serve you, you create a luminous space for receiving all that’s for your highest good.
Are you ready for some major soul searching? If you don’t already meditate, then now is the time to start; and if you do, then dive deeper. Your ability to step back and tune in will help you discover the benefits of responding rather than reacting—and with that, you have star power.
You are the only person who can stand in your way, and it’s time to get out of it. Consider that everything you perceive as a restriction is actually just an invitation to look at things differently. Over there in the distance, just beyond your fears, is an opportunity waiting for you to grab it.
The incredible leaps and bounds ahead of you may unearth some of your old stagnant fears. Luckily, you’re not afraid of shadows, because it’s time to invite them a little closer! Make friends with your fears, get to know them, and you’ll discover that nothing can stop you from living those dreams.
Did you know that self-care is the key to literally everything? When you value your own mind, body and spirit, the world responds by reflecting all that nurture back at you. You deserve to get to know yourself on a deeper level, and the time is now.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you’re over-concerned with what you think you should do, but it is safe to trust yourself. Start with what feels right and move from there. The present moment wants to meet you; take things step by step and you’ll tap into exactly what you need.
You’re always full of incredible ideas, and now they deserve your action. Your power comes via your ability to communicate compassionately, so think about how and when you feel you’re at your most authentic, and then get networking. Your talents are there to be shared. Don’t hold back.
We can choose to be either the hero or the victim in our story, and it’s time to claim your crown. Empowerment is accessible by committing to getting to know yourself inside and out. Every step you take towards self-knowledge will return to you in self-confidence. The only question is: Are you ready?