Happy New Year 2018

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

The formula gives you a number that correlates with one of the Life Lesson aka Major Arcana cards. Because of the way it works each following year you shift into the subsequent Life Lesson card e.g. If your Tarot Year Card in 2017 was The Empress, in 2018 it will be The Emperor. However, at the turn of each decade or century, you will be sent to a different part of the Major Arcana, and begin a new cycle.

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+8 =20 which is the number of Judgement. I absolutely adore this card. Not because it is easy. It’s definitely not. But because it’s about being called to be of service. And in my experience nothing fills the soul with more joy than when you’re helping others.

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 2018 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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4 thoughts on “Happy New Year 2018

  1. The result on me was star..I was born 10 of may.Can you please let me know what was the meaning of my tarot card.thank you so much.

    • Hi Jocelyn,

      The Star represents ‘finding sanctuary’. It often appears after a tumultuous time in your life. It signifies a period of rest after a significant event has taken place, often one which has been devastating in its impact. The Star can be a place or a person who provides you with emotional support. It’s a little bit like the ‘eye in the storm’. Something major has happened, and there will be internal work you need to do around this event, but right now, you are given a chance to draw breath.

      If this meaning resonates with you, I wish you all the best. We often feel raw and exposed (like the naked angel in the picture) when we get this card. One of my taglines for The Star is ‘holding onto hope’. It’s a reminder that there’s still hope for a better tomorrow.

      Wishing you all the best, tan

    • Of course!

      There’s a yin and a yang to every card. Even the hard ones.

      The Tower is about breakdowns but it’s also about breakthroughs (often they come hand-in-hand). It’s about illuminating the darkness. Turning the way we see the world upside-down. Deepening our self-awareness. Experiencing revelation.

      It was in the year of the Tower that I realised my dad really did love me – even though he didn’t interact much with me throughout my childhood (he’s the quiet type). And that changed EVERYTHING. That’s The Tower.

      Good luck! I know it’s not an easy card. None of the ones in the last line of Life Lessons Tarot ever are. But they all have the potential to be incredibly empowering. Wishing you all the best for this year xxx

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