A Reading for 2021

I remember when I started giving intuitive readings in my twenties. I had expected to receive direct messages, clear-cut answers to share with my clients. Instead, I saw storied metaphors. At first I was disappointed, but I soon came to realize that these metaphoric images helped me— and the person I was working with— understand so much more about how their energy worked than a straight-forward message.

In poetry, we use metaphors to reference a deeper truth, one that cannot be spoken to directly, but must be gestured at with the circle of our words. Metaphors express the inexpressible, the too-big-for-words, the ineffable meaning that gathers like a fountainhead beneath all things. When we try to grasp the truth directly, it can slip like water through our hands. With metaphors, however, we can immerse ourselves into a lake of meaning.

The poet John Keats once wrote— “The point of diving into a lake is not immediately to swim to the shore, but to be in the lake, to luxuriate in the sensation of water. You do not work the lake out, it is an experience beyond thought. Poetry soothes and emboldens the soul to accept the mystery.” Metaphors help us to approach life’s mysteries and understand the currents that surround us.

Though I no longer do intuitive readings one-on-one, I still work with metaphors to help me read the Earth’s subtle energies— and is there any energy more mysterious than this transition from 2020 into 2021?

Every year I tune in to receive a metaphor for the year ahead. This year, the metaphor came in loud and clear: The New Core. Watch the video below to learn about the deep ancestral origins of 2021’s metaphor and what it means for the year ahead.

One thing I learned throughout my years of giving intuitive readings is that anytime something is truly healing, or helpful, it’s because it reflects back to you a truth you already know. We all need mirrors from time to time. But the truth is always within you. Inside your body, psyche and soul is a knowing of what this year holds for you. Trust what you see within.