Monday, December 26, 2016

My best Christmas gifts!

I wasn’t planning on blogging today but when I read Chloe’s post: “What Were Your Best ChristmasGifts?”
I was inspired to pull two cards to answer the following questions for myself. I used the Druidcraft Tarot since it is my “Christmas deck” for this year. I have been enjoying it so much; just looking at the pictures, discovering new details, pulling a card now and then and being amazed by its wisdom and evocative nature all over again.
Druidcraft Tarot Ace of Swords Three of Swords
So let’s dive in:
What is the best gift I gave this Christmas? – Ace of Swords
From the depth of my sometime murky unconscious  emerged one thought crystal clear: this Christmas is a brand new experience: a once in a life time Christmas. No need to stain it with regrets and/or high expectations of Christmases  past. This relaxed mindset allowed me to step into this year’s Christmas with my family and really enjoy it. My eldest daughter and her boyfriend and my husband all came to visit us and we had a very good and peaceful day. I was able to divide my energy with ease and even keep some for  myself.
What is the best gift I received this Christmas? – Three of Swords
All  the merriment and cheerfulness were like a healing balm for the lingering sadness which is always, one way or another, asking for attention during this season. But this year I felt no need to harden my heart so I could protect myself from feeling too much. No this year I felt like I could be truly be myself and that was a wonderful Christmas gift.

What were your gifts this year?


  1. What a fantastic mindset to have - seeing the day as a brand new experience. That could be a complete turnaround from dreading what we expect.
    Okay, after seeing both you and Chloe doing this spread, I had a go at it too:
    The best gift I gave - Three of Cups: I kept a positive attitude even when things didn't go as planned. I tried to be helpful (washing dishes, etc.) when I could lighten someone's load.
    The best gift I got - Five of Pentacles: Even though I was exhausted last night, I didn't sleep well. But during the wee hours of the morning, I realized that I am responsible for my own happiness, and it can't be based on whether other people are happy or not. I have a spiritual toolbox waiting for me to use it; I can be miserable and limp along in life, or I can use those tools I have to live with life on life's terms.

    1. I loved how you have interpreted such a challenging card as a gift. Just like my Three of Swords. It shows us that every situation, how stressful it may seem can hold a gift too

  2. The best gift I gave was time and the best gift I got was time. Thanks for the prompt to remind myself.

    1. Time is just like love You can't hold it and you can't save it for later. The only thing we can do is enjoy it right now

  3. That's so beautiful, Ellen! I'm delighted to hear you were able to let go of the ghosts of Christmases past. And I love your interpretation of that DruidCraft 3 of Swords - not needing to turn your heart to stone ;)

    1. Thanks Chloe! Yes it was a bit of a challenge but I am pleased with it too
      Thank you also for the inspiration to write this post :)