Yule. The winter solstice. The longest night. For most of us 2020 has been a long year, full of trials and hardships many of us were not prepared to face. When we think of winter we think of cold, silence, and death. But for those of us who practice tarot we know that death is not a card to be feared. Death signifies a need to let go of the old to make way for the new. It is the transition. It is the change. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, and the presidental election, this year has brought more change than any other. It has brought to light just how sick not only the earth is, but humanity as a whole. There is an ever growing lack of care and compassion for our fellow woman/man, and I know for many of us, it only heightens our feelings of hopelessness. How can we expect to take care of the earth when we fail to take care of each other? My pleading wish this season is for us to just be kind. Help others. Donate to shelters. Send christmas cards to local nursing homes. Call a friend you know struggles with seasonal depression. Be the warm and welcoming light in this often too cold and dark world. Heal our selves, then heal the world.