Most of you probably know this by now — unless you are super new — but I love goal setting!!
This year, I decided to marry one love with another and use my Tarot cards with my PowerSheets. Ok, I can hear the questions loud and clear: How do you use tarot with goal setting? What are PowerSheets? Why are you so dang cute? No? That wasn’t one of your questions? Are you sure because I’m pretty dang cute?!?
What are PowerSheets?
PowerSheets are a goal setting workbook from Cultivate What Matters.
I used their undated 6-month version about two years ago, and while I loved the prep work, I also really like setting quarterly goals so after those were all used up, I didn’t purchase again. Until, a friend of mine told me that this year they were adding quarterly refreshes and more mini-steps so basically it was my perfect goal setting system!
Why? Because of the Prep work — 50 or so pages of guided questions to help you analyze and think about what’s important to YOU and your dreams and your vision for the year and for your life. Not what goals you think you should have, but what goals you want to have. Not what goals will make your neighbor think you’re awesome, but goals that will help YOU feel awesome and be awesome and do awesome things!
I have a serious addiction to workbooks and guided journals so the prep work is right up my alley. I love diving in and getting into this brain of mine to find out how I tick and what I want to accomplish this year and in life overall. I like taking a big picture look, then narrowing it down bit by bit so I have my five goals for 2021, smaller goals for Quarter 1 of 2021, and then even smaller goals for January 2021.
It feels soooooo good!
It doesn’t hurt that I get to use bright colored markers, pens, stickers, and washi tape – let that inner child play, you know?!?!
How do you use Tarot with Goal Setting?
So once I figured out my big picture goals for 2021, I got out my deck of cards and started pulling one for each goal. What I’m doing is getting a litmus test on whether or not this goal is going to work for me or if I need to do anything different. Rewrite the goal maybe? Make sure I include certain things during my quarterly goal setting sessions. Or scrap it all together. Let me walk you through my five goals below.
Write and Self-Publish Entertaining YA Novels
I pulled the Nine of Swords which isn’t exactly a great positive card, but I pulled a clarifying animal guide card and got the Shark which is about honesty. What? Ok…right off the bat, you’re probably thinking I’ve lost my mind but I started to really think about things and I realized that I am scared to self-publish again. I love writing, but the business side of things still eludes me and I find myself flailing around. Nine of Swords is about grief, sadness, anxiety, and worry. If I’m being honest (The Shark), I have a ton of worry and anxiety around this goal. These cards helped me come to terms with this fact, made me face that I have these fears and I did actually think about scrapping this goal. But the fact is, I love writing and love hearing from readers about my books. I want to do this goal, so I know I might have some mindset shirts and some stuff to deal with and that’s okay!
Start my Tarot Business
I pulled The Hierophant and that is awesome! This card is all about spiritual wisdom, traditions, balance and being a teacher or leader – the holder of truth. I take this as a very good sign that I’m on the right track with my ideas of what I want my tarot business to look like. It’s a little scary putting this out here so early but I want to help writers, actors, musicians, and other creative people deal with blocks, fear of success, imposter syndrome, and life in general using the tarot cards. I will be doing this via courses, books, and hopefully life coaching. I feel 100% to take this goal on for next year.
Make our Apartment a HOME
Our place is a cluttered mess and I want to change that so I pulled Knight of Pentacles which is all about hard work, charging ahead, productivity, routines, and responsibility. Basically the road won’t be easy with this goal, but it will be so worth it. Not much to say here – this was a great card and I feel pretty good about things.
Make my self-improvement a priority
I feel like, honestly, I do this but I wanted to make it an official goal so I have a place to track things and make sure that I’m actually doing it. The card I pulled for this goal was the 4 of Pentacles. What?! This is about control, security, not having connection to spirit (okay, getting closer to making sense) and saving money. So don’t buy a bunch of stuff for self-improvement…but what? I was still confused so I pulled a clarifying animal spirit card for this goal as well and got The Golden Egg which is all about the message at the center of the heart. Time for introspection and contemplation (adding more meditation back into my life) and staying open to hearing the messages you need to hear. Basically I need to take the pentacle off the top of my head so I can be open to the divine, and stop controlling every little thing – BE OPEN.
Now I gotcha and I can keep that in mind while I dig deeper each month.
Live a Magical Life!
I pulled the 9 of Wands…which is all about a test of faith, courage and persistence and being tired. I need to get clear on what I will need to be successful here and then communicate with others. I have to stop allowing things to get in my way.
It’s me…I get in my own way.
I want every day to feel magical, I want to use witchcraft to make the mundane into magic. Stirring my coffee with intentions, charging my lotions for self-love, using my candles and crystals, and seeing myself in a new light. Maybe the card wasn’t 100% but some good things to remember and it will keep me on my toes this year.
After I did these, I pulled one card to represent all of my 2021 goals and got my old friend, The Chariot. I see this card as my inner guide telling me I’m on the right track. It’s about action and determination, success and will power, and a spiritual transformation. I’ll take it!!
Have you started working on your 2021 goals yet? If you need help, hit me up below and I’ll pull a few cards for you!