January is very nearly behind us now and for many of us, this month each year can feel refreshing - the holidays are done, we've turned a new page, and we've started to work seriously (or maybe not as seriously as we'd hoped) on our goals for the new year. It's also about this time in the month when those goals or resolutions begin to slip and often, they slip because we've over-complicated things right from the get-go. We put too much on ourselves, or on our plates, and we burn out before we've really begun. How fitting is it then that this week's card should be a gentle reminder for us to...
35. Sacred Fish Spirit - Surrender to Simplicity
From the guidebook - the sacred meanings of this card: Simplicity in living; awaken a new perspective of your life; your purpose is linked to collaboration and community; live moment to moment; honour the little moments; humble awareness; surrender
So often when we think of our lives, we divide our moments into the magickal and the mundane, seeing the magickal moments as the Big Thing, the Memorable Thing, and for many of us, The Only Thing. This Sacred Fish Spirit is here to remind us this week that not only is it the littlest things that build up to change our perspectives and indeed, our lives, but also that those little things are to be had in the simplest of moments. Don't dismiss the deep, in the bone magick that happens with each, unconscious breath you take throughout the day, or that happens when we dress ourselves, feed ourselves, or take a moment to pause before we move on to the next thing. Real magick isn't only to be found in ceremony and ritual, it's found in the smallest of every day experiences and frankly, that is the most powerful magick of all.
We can take this a step further and note that if you're struggling or feeling burnt out and that your goals and resolutions no longer feel attainable, it's time to break them down into their simplest parts and stop trying to achieve the big thing in one go. Just as one fish is a simple thing, eventually, that one becomes many as it joins a school of fish, and the bigger picture becomes clear.
So pause. Step back. Notice the littlest things in your everyday life, and celebrate the smallest steps toward attaining your goals. The Sacred Fish Spirit - a small, humble spirit - is here to journey with you to remind you that it's the little things that matter most and contribute the most to your journey and your life experiences.
For those of you just joining us on this journey, we are using Justine Serebrin's Sacred Sea Oracle: Dive into the Depths of Your Cosmic Soul.
This deck is absolutely stunning and is a perfect guide for us as we navigate 2024.