While this is a fairly masculine approach with using action and determination to influence what is beyond our power, those embodying the feminine can also benefit greatly from practicing karma yoga in 2021, the year of the hierophant, to attune ourselves with the stars.
Simply speaking, karma yoga is a set of actions meant to benefit others that are practiced regularly. Unlike many other types of yoga where you are using your body to reach the spiritual, karma yoga uses your overall actions.
For the year of the Hierophant, using this technique and mindset can improve all aspects of the astral pathway:
● Love: Selfless action from yourself draws the same from others, reinforcing the Major Arcana
● Money: Focusing on others reduces our yearning for money and makes us oriented on the goals
● Health: Good actions reduce anxiety and stress, vastly improving our health
Additionally, karma yoga works in tandem with tarot yoga and can inform the physical manifestation of the elements you find internally.
By removing the focus from your internal being to others you can gain a better understanding of your own actions and desires. In a way, it removes the tunnel vision brought on by one’s spiritual journey and shows you the extent of your influence on your own life and the lives of others.
What is the Hierophant Card?
Literally, a hierophant is an interpreter of sacred mysteries and a connection to the divine or the awesome. In many ways, the Hierophant tarot card
mirrors this meaning, embodying the masculine counterpart of the High Priestess.
This is why many describe the year 2021 as a masculine year, which should never be confused with the stars being more inclined towards men. It is more as if the principles which usually drive the actions of men will be more pronounced.
Everyone can use those principles and the stars are fairly non-discriminatory when it comes to those they allow favor.
But, there are some changes that we might employ to work downstream with the constellations and try to have the best results. Unlike feminine aspects where positive thoughts bring positive outcomes, under masculine influences those are changed to positive actions.
In 2021, you should do good and think good, and the Universe will reward you for this behavior.
Traditional Uses of Karma Yoga
While the spiritual concept of karma yoga is somewhat complex, the practice and benefits are quite simple and will be present even without the practitioner knowing the philosophy behind it.
Karma yoga is any action that is performed for the benefit of others and without consideration for your own direct prosperity. It is not the forsaking of your own desires or emotions, but rather your understanding that the benefit of all is your benefit as well.
The amount of good in the world is not a zero-sum game, and the more you bring into the world the more there will be to go around.
By working for the betterment of others, you understand yourself better. This will allow you to be clear with your emotions, desires, and finally actions.
Influencing Astral Alignments
Influencing might be the wrong word here, as you will be adapting to what you already have and not forcing anything onto the universe… as that would be impossible.
With karma yoga, you are improving your karma overall, but you are also informing your actions with what you seek. This brings different solutions when it comes to your love life, work-life, as well as your health.
For love, it is known that you attract the same vibrations that you put out. The year of the Hierophant is open to strong relationships and commitments, and this is exactly where you want to find someone who will be as selfless and giving to you as you are to them.
For money, finances, and personal material existence it is even more important as it forces us out of the rat race. If you don’t focus on making money but on creating wealth for everyone, you will have a clearer way forward.
In many ways, you can become better at your job if you mindfully work for the betterment of customers and colleagues.
Finally, helping others improves how you feel, reduces stress and anxiety, and clears your mind. Also, if you are helping physically it will improve your physical health as well. Even if the stars are not inclined towards your health, you will feel better and reinforce what you have.
Destiny is for Making, not Taking
There is a constant misconception many have with a Tarot reading that the signs we see are guaranteed astral certainties. Tarot is not a preview trailer of your future, but a sign which futures are inclined towards you.
Having a bright future for your love life means nothing if you don’t want to take it, and the same goes for money and health. The stars will only tell you the path, but it is for you to walk on it.
Fortis fortuna iuvat, fortune favors the bold.