Happy New Year 2022

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

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+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.

Cheers, tan

The Tarot Teaclub: The Empress

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.

Get out of it what you will!

Love, tan x