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: Continue reading

Thursday Throwback: Tarot Card Readings

In the comments recently someone asked how to read Tarot cards so I thought maybe it was time to review the different types of Tarot card readings we have looked at on this blog so far…

The One Card Reading – For Beginners

There are a lot of ‘official’ Tarot card spreads you can use but you don’t need anything fancy the first time you do a reading. Just ask yourself a question, shuffle the cards and when you feel ready pull one from the pack.

In order to understand the card’s message you can: Continue reading

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: Continue reading

Can You Change Your Tarot Future?

I do a special Tarot card spread on my birthday each year. It gives me three Tarot cards to represent each month of the following year and three to represent my year as a whole. I don’t particularly like knowing my future (because it can look depressing) but I usually can’t resist having a peek and I find it a great way to deepen my understanding of the cards.

The three cards I got for this month are as follows:

2 SwordsTwo Of Swords: The ‘leave me the hell alone’ card.

Check.

I often get over-stimulated and overwhelmed at this crazy time of year and feel the need to stay at home for long spells of what I call ‘dark cupboard time’.

Empress

The Empress. A lady of leisure and pleasure.

Double check.

As you know I spent a ridiculous amount of money updating my DVD collection on the weekend without bothering to see if I could actually afford it (doh!) I’ve booked a full body massage for later this week. Something I always want but rarely do. Not to mention I’m spending a great deal of my time at the moment lolling around on my bed reading novels. And I thought I wasn’t in touch with my inner Empress, ha!

But here’s where we come a cropper…

8 Swords

Eight of Swords: Over-thinking something. Feeling trapped, powerless, under pressure to hold your tongue, anxious about your next step. A victim. Unable to see a way forward.

Um, no.

Even though it’s now confirmed that I have to move into a new position at my workplace next year I don’t feel scared about that. I would have last year. Maybe even six months ago. But now I feel more like this…

The Fool

The Fool: Open to the possibility it could be a good move for me.

So what I’m wondering is: Can you change your Tarot future? (Or is the Eight of Swords going to rear it’s ugly head in a different way over the next couple of weeks?) I guess I believe that you can. That we have free will and the potential to change our destinies no matter what the cards say. And I think the further Tarot tries to predict into the future the less reliable it gets.

But what do you think? Especially those of you with experience of the cards. Please share.

 

The Fool + Death: Dumb Ways To Die!

So. As well as sharing ideas about Tarot cards I want this blog to be a bit of light-hearted fun. To that end I am dedicating my post today to an AWESOME video clip made by the train authority in my home town of Melbourne (who’d have thunk it?) It’s called ‘Dumb Ways To Die’ and you can find it on Youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJNR2EpS0jw. I will also post it to my Facebook ‘The Tarot Teaclub’ page.

The video was made to discourage people from acting in a life-endangering manner around trains. Trying to sneak around boom gates in their car or jumping down onto the tracks to collect something that’s been dropped. That sort of thing. This is very much a Fool + Death scenario. The Fool card represents idiots in every shade. Funny ones or just plain stupid (or both). It’s number 0 in Life Lessons Tarot i.e. The know nothing card.

The Fool’s always good for a laff.¬†Enjoy!

Would You Let Tarot Choose Your Mechanic?

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I’m having a bit of car trouble. Earlier this year my old Holden began leaking coolant so I took it to my regular mechanic to have it fixed which cost me serious dollars.

Seven months later the same issue. This time I took it to someone else. The verdict: I need to spend some more serious dollars to keep the darn thing on the road.

This leaves me with a dilemma. Continue reading

Your Tarot Year Card

As I said in a previous post 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 as I said 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 is The Empress, in 2013 it will be The Emperor. But the turn of each decade signals a re-set button. Thus in 2009 my Tarot Year Card was Judgement but in 2010 it flipped back to The Hanged Man.

I find it quite interesting that through this formula Tarot insists that each decade has its own particular flavour. Because the western media also classifies time in this way i.e. Each decade is seen as a distinct social period. The 90s was the grunge epoch whereas the 00’s was all about de bling where people got into debt to fund their dream lifestyles. I don’t think anyone’s worked out what the ’10s are yet but I’m wondering if it’ll have something to do with the rise of the internet, with the spread of information through blogs like this. With the end of the gatekeepers such as media owners and merchandise importers. I quite like that idea.

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+2 = 14 which is the number of Temperance, the card of finding a new balance. Thus as a writer I expected to be doing a lot of editing and so I have been. But there has also been a shift in my relationship with my teenage children which I wasn’t expecting. A re-balancing. As is appropriate when your children become adults. (Not that it isn’t still shocking and scary as a mum.)

It’s important to point out once again that you should use this formula with a grain of salt (I throw a lot of salt over my shoulder while using Tarot, lol). You should never let the cards chain you to a particular outcome. That would be using Tarot Devil style. I use my Tarot Year Card mostly to teach myself about the cards. I note the experiences I have and see how that could fit into the meaning of the Tarot Year Card.

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!