I think we’re all ready to leap into a new year!
Which is not to say that we expect everything to magically improve overnight. But there might be a new tone to our experiences. More hope on the horizon. Fingers crossed.
It’s always fun on the cusp of a new year to work out your Tarot Card of the Year. This card represents the type of experiences you can expect to have over the next 12 months. A numerological 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 2020 was The Lovers, in 2021 it will be The Chariot. 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
9 The Hermit
10 The Wheel of Fortune
12 The Hanged Man
15 The Devil
16 The Tower
17 The Star
18 The Moon
19 The Sun
21 The World
My birthday is the 22nd May. The formula for me this year is: 2+2+5+2+0+2+1 =14. This is the number of Temperance. A time for me to re-balance after moving house and changing jobs and my children moving out of home over the last couple of years. I’m looking forward to it!
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 2021 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.
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