Your Personal Tarot Card For 2013

cropped-tea.jpgI’ve written about Tarot Year Cards before but thought it might be a good idea to review this topic at the start of a new year so you can have a go at working out your personal Tarot card for 2013.

There’s a numerological formula you can use to work out which Tarot card represents the type of experiences you can expect to have during each year. I’ve been using it for so long I can’t remember anymore where I learnt this trick but I find it quite reliable.

The formula will give you a number that correlates with one of the Life Lesson (Major Arcana) cards. Because of the way it works each following year you will shift into the subsequent Life Lesson card e.g. If your Tarot Year Card in 2012 was The Empress, in 2013 it will be The Emperor.

The formula is this: You add up your birth day + your birth month + the current calendar year. Then you work out which Life Lesson card matches the number you got. If the number is greater than 21, you add the digits together.

The Life Lessons cards are numbered as follows:

1 The Magician

2 The High Priestess

3 The Empress

4 The Emperor

5 The Hierophant

6 The Lovers

7 The Chariot

8 Strength

9 The Hermit

10 The Wheel of Fortune

11 Justice

12 The Hanged Man

13 Death

14 Temperance

15 The Devil

16 The Tower

17 The Star

18 The Moon

19 The Sun

20 Judgement

21 The World

My birthday is the 22nd May. The formula for me this year is: 2+2+5+2+0+1+3 =15 which is the number of The Devil. Oh yay! And yes, I’m a bit nervous about this. But I’ve been googling the meaning of this card like mad since the start of the year and can see some positive possibilities for me out of this. As I keep saying, no card is all bad. Still, The Devil does give one pause for thought.

It’s important to point out that you should use this formula with a grain of salt (I throw a lot of salt over my shoulder while using Tarot.) You should never let the cards chain you to a particular outcome. Just because your card for 2013 is The Empress doesn’t mean you should lie around and eat chocolate for a whole year (although that does sound kind of  appealing.)

Have a go and let me know what you think. And if your Tarot Year Card is one I haven’t focused on yet and you’d like to know more about it let me know in the comments section below. Cheers!

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2 thoughts on “Your Personal Tarot Card For 2013

  1. This one is right up your alley. The Empress is all about indulging yourself, children, being a mum, feeling sexy, being creative, cooking, making things grow, abundance, pampering yourself etc etc etc. Enjoy! (Of course the downside is that you can over-indulge too much so that’s where The Emperor comes in which will be your card next year. Drink wine and eat chocolate in 2013 because tomorrow/next year you die(t).)

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