Hi! I'm a teacher and writer who's been using Tarot cards for years as a source of advice. I'm not a big fan of fortune telling. Am way more interested in helping people use the cards for themselves. To that end I have started this blog to encourage discussion about what each card means and to educate those who may never have come into contact with Tarot about it's amazing potential to help guide you on your path through life. Also, just for fun.
Maybe a goal you’ve chosen this year involves this…
Knight of Cups: An act of love
You might feel this…
Judgement: A call to serve others
In which case you’re this…
King of Wands: My hero
My resolution this year was this…
Three of Cups: Start up a dinner club with friends to experience the amazing food we have here in Melbourne.
However, this happened…
The Tower: Omicron
And my friends…
Eight of Cups Reversed: Don’t want to go anywhere outside their comfort zone
So I joined a bushwalking club instead…
The Empress: Enjoying nature
This week my youngest daughter said she would join my dinner club. We went to this high-energy Japanese eating house in the city, Yakimono, where I enjoyed the most wonderful smoked paprika raw tuna steak AND spent precious time with a child who is always super busy…
Nine of Cups: Feeling sated
So I get to participate in two new hobbies this year #win
Omicron is currently spreading around the world, which doesn’t feel like a very hopeful sign for the new year. But my favourite astrologer, Mystic Medusa, insists that the stars suggest life will get easier in 2022. So, fingers crossed for that!
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 2021 was The Lovers, in 2022 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+2 =15. This is the number of The Devil. Not my favourite card. In the past couple of decades it’s been the beginning of traumatic journeys for me. But this won’t always be the case. It’s about bringing hidden parts of yourself into the light. Ripping off masks you wear. It can also be about addictions and destructive behaviours, but I don’t really have any of those (that I’m aware of!)
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.
We’re in the pause between Christmas and New Year. A time many have off from work. In some ways, this is my favourite part of the Christmas season. The manic rush of Christmas has passed and there is time before the New Year to reflect. But maybe you prefer another part?
Let’s explore the different stages of the Christmas Season…
We decorate the house…
Ten of Pentacles: Taking part in valued traditions
Catch up with friends for a drink…
Three of Cups: Socialising
Six of Pentacles: Giving and receiving
Rush around like mad at the end to get everything done…
Ten of Wands: Being overextended
By Christmas Eve, you hopefully begin to feel this…
Ace of Cups: Spiritually renewed
Beit through your faith, by listening to carols, or by spending time with loved ones.
On Christmas Day we spend time with family.
Hopefully, it felt like this…
Ten of Cups: Counting your blessings
Rather than this…
Three of Swords: Reigniting old heartaches
Maybe by the end of the day you experienced this…
Nine of Cups Reversed: Food coma or other over-indulgence
We now have a week between Christmas and New Year.
Which is a great time for this…
Four of Swords: Restful contemplation
Before the new year comes around.
When we do this…
Ace of Swords: Set a clear direction for the next twelve months
What is your favourite stage of the Christmas season?
The latest chapter in my Tarot Teaclub series, The Empress, has now been published on Amazon Kindle. It’s a bit late. I actually finished it a week ago, but have been struggling to find the energy to publish it. We all have those times in life…
Ten of Swords: Feeling completely depleted
You can access The Empress for free from Friday 8th October to Saturday 9th October, and on the 21st of each month (U.S. Time)
The other books in this series are also available to read for free on those dates: The Fool, The Magician and The High Priestess.
The links to each of these are below…
I know this series won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. But for those who persist, it’s a chance to immerse yourself in the themes of the Major Aracana, the Holy Book of Tarot.
The latest chapter in my Tarot Teaclub series, The High Priestess, has now been published on Amazon Kindle. You can access it for free from Thursday 24th June to Saturday 26th June, and on the 21st of each month (U.S. Time)
The first book in the series, The Fool, is also available to read for free on those dates.
The Magician will be available on the 21st of every month for free from July (I stuffed up the dates for June somehow???)