Congratulations, you made it through another year! Take a moment and let that sink in. Pause before assessing your progress or planning next year’s goals and allow yourself to bask in the enormous gift of existence.
Every year has its successes and challenges and 2018 was no different. Often we focus on the negative as a way of motivating ourselves to do better, but it is the perceived stumbles that sharpen our reflexes, helping us walk with more confidence into the future. As you review this year’s accomplishments, give gratitude to the “failures” and recognize how they’ve supported your journey.
Whether or not you resonate with the gregorian calendar year or believe in making New Year resolutions, each moment presents an invitation to move forward in alignment. If thinking about the upcoming year, month, week, or even day feels like too much to handle know that you can always return to what is unfolding right here and now.
Note: Chakrubscopes will be changing format in the coming months, but we wanted to give the column a strong sendoff by doing a year ahead reading for each sign. It’s our hope that you’ll return to this wisdom throughout the year and find new ways of applying its usefulness. Please read your sun, moon, and rising signs if you know them.
This year is brimming with potential and eager for you to enact your will upon it. The Magician is an empowered being, one who aligns their actions to bring visions into reality. This card encourages you to be clear about what you want and commit to taking the steps necessary to manifest it. The Magician’s fatal flaw is single-mindedness, so make sure this dream isn’t cut off from those around you and look for collaborators where possible.
Support stone: Carnelian brings focus and motivation to your endeavors.
Affirmation: I cast spells with my thoughts and manifest through desire.
Page of Cups
Can you allow yourself to remain buoyant in your emotions, riding their ever-changing waves without overidentification to any single feeling? The Page of Cups thinks so. This card wants you to find inspiration by exploring your watery, intuitive depths. This can be intimidating for someone who tends to operate from a logical perspective, but it can also ground those airy thoughts and help you hone in on which direction you’re meant to be swimming in.
Support stone: Amethyst will help you recognize and release emotional blocks.
Affirmation: Wisdom waits in the shifting tides of my emotions.
You tend to be an expansive thinker who easily adapts to other perspectives, but The Hierophant invites you to ground into the values that are guiding your life’s direction. Are you a reflection of your deepest held beliefs? If not, what is out of alignment and how can you work to restore balance? 2019 is an opportunity to re-examine your beliefs and release the traditions that no longer fit.
Support stone: Pyrite will inspire you to speak your truth.
Affirmation: I reclaim authority over the beliefs that guide my actions.
Ace of Pentacles
There is something that seeks to be born through you, an idea that is itching for a physical form. More than likely you have been anticipating this growth and are ready for its arrival. As you prepare for this gift, identify anything that is no longer in alignment and intentionally clear out space. Affirm yourself as worthy of receiving this gift and be specific about the form you wish it to take. 2019 is a year of boldly claiming your bounty.
Support stone: Tiger’s Eye will help you hone in on your vision.
Affirmation: I am a magnet that attracts wealth and opportunity.
Nine of Cups
Commonly referred to as a “wishing card,” the Nine of Cups asks you to be generous in your wantings and to let yourself dream big. The mermaid figure in this card looks upon her cups, discerning which to pour her efforts into. Know that wherever you decide to direct your attention will be amplified with the power of your gaze. Empower yourself to claim the blessings you’ve blocked in the past and affirm yourself as worthy of having your wishes fulfilled.
Support stone: Aquamarine will encourage gentle examination of your deepest desires.
Affirmation: I rise every morning and speak dreams into existence.
Two of Swords
The Two of Swords reminds you of the gift of choice. As difficult as it can be to make decisions, it’s even harder when they are made for you. That’s what will eventually happen if you can’t step forward and claim the option that resonates with your soul. The Two of Swords invites you to clear the brain fog and get in touch with clarity and intuition. It might require that you set and enforce boundaries so that others don’t weigh in on your sacred decision.
Support stone: Clear quartz provides clarity as you learn to listen to your inner voice.
Affirmation: Decision making is a practice that helps me trust my inner knowing.
You’re a creature of comfort, but The Hanged indicates that you’re in for a sudden shift in perspective. Resistance will not serve this journey, the best thing to do is stay present with what you’re feeling and understand that every experience serves a unique purpose. Sometimes the best way to care for ourselves is to simply let ourselves be and feel whatever is needed in that moment. Practice self-love as you surrender to a new point-of-view.
Support stone: Rose quartz offers a soothing, gentle energy as you undergo changes.
Affirmation: An open mind allows my heart to remain soft and receptive.
Page of Wands
2019 is not a race, but if it were, you’d be poised at the starting line ready to hit the pavement. The Page of Wands assures that you are equipped with everything you need to realize your vision. Honor these gifts by maximizing their usefulness. Take stock of what is available to you and how you can be in sacred exchange with these gifts. Do not rush ahead in your eagerness to finish or you’ll find that you are breezing by opportunities. The Page of Wands is a positive omen, a nudge to bet on one’s self, but your fire must be tamed or it stands to blow out.
Support stone: Citrine will help you progress with purpose towards your goals.
Affirmation: I stoke the fires of my ambition with intention and care.
Welcome to your year of transformation. The Tower initiates you on a journey of rebuilding and envisioning a new structure to sustain your life. This turning point into a new year marks an opportunity to assess what is and isn’t working and commit to laying down a foundation that will weather life’s storms. If you find yourself overwhelmed or intimidated by the work in front of you, comfort yourself with the knowledge that this new habitat will be entirely of your own making.
Support stone: Malachite offers support on your journey by aligning with the heart.
Affirmation: Destruction reminds me of my endless potential to create.
Eight of Cups
The Eight of Cups is challenging you to hold space for the inevitable messiness of life and reassures you of your ability to restore equilibrium. The goal is not to avoid disturbing the water, but to tune into each wave so that you might find buoyancy and lightness. In doing so you’ll realize that you don’t have to fight so hard to keep your head above water, and that moving in flow allows you to float. The Eight of Cups wants you to honor the whole of your experience and commit to the practices that bring you back to center.
Support stone: Rhodonite provides grounding while decoding messages from the heart.
Affirmation: Times of transition help me perfect my balancing act.
Ace of Wands
2019 is a year of emergence for you. Just as a butterfly struggles to release itself from its chrysalis, it might be uncomfortable for you to step out as this new version of yourself, but trust that your wings will eventually unfold and allow you to fly. And just like a butterfly, you might notice yourself attracting extra attention and admiration. Let yourself be adored. Willingly receive the compliments that are sure to come your way and celebrate your new becoming.
Support stone: Green aventurine will enhance your natural glow and activate the heart chakra.
Affirmation: Each moment is an opportunity to share my best self with the world.
The Fool invites you to enjoy the ride, to laugh at its sudden twists and turns, and be willing to adjust your route along the way. As predictable as life can seem, we never know what each day holds. The Fool reminds us of this simple fact and asks that we embrace the surprises and synchronicities that are headed our way. Become curious about what will happen if you release control and work in collaboration with our ever-evolving universe.
Support stone: Obsidian will keep you grounded as you embark on your fool’s journey.
Affirmation: Uncertainty is an invitation to develop my dreams.