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Your Year Number Lessons

Since I posted my Mid-Year 2015 Review I received a lot of friends asking me about their year number.  I thought it would be good to do a summary here.

Here is how to calculate your personal year card:

Add the date and month of your birth to the current year:

Example: 22 Aug 2015 = 22 + 8 + 2015 = 2045 = 11 Justice

In determining the year card, you always keep the highest number under 23 (remember 22 = The Fool).  The resulting number corresponds with the major arcana year card.

I like Mary Greer a lot, she is a very intelligent tarot practitioner.  Her book Tarot for Your Self explained about the Year Cards nicely.  The following list suggests a few of the possible lessons you might learn from your year card:

1 THE MAGICIAN: Focusing your attention, writing, communicating, magic, the use of mind over matter, all mental endeavours.

2 THE HIGH PRIESTESS: Independence, intuitive or psychic development, your ability to relate to women, self-nurturing.

3 THE EMPRESS: Creativity, pregnancy, nurturing others, relating to women, love of pleasure and beautiful things, being magnetic and attractive.

4 THE EMPEROR: Beginning new things, pioneering, building, structuring, being assertive and authoritative, establishing a groundwork or secure base. Relating to men.

5 THE HIEROPHANT: Learning and teaching, listening and speaking, working within social structures and hierarchies – understanding “the system.”

6 THE LOVERS: Relating, major choices having to do with relationships, making decisions and accepting responsibility for them.

7 THE CHARIOT: Proving yourself out in the world, moving, travel, learning to protect – taking care of yourself and others. Setting and achieving goals.

8 STRENGTH/LUST: Desire for creativity, strong passions and desires, a challenge calling for great strength and endurance. Handling anger.

9 THE HERMIT: Solitude, introspection, learning by experience or through a role model, perfecting, seeking, completing a project.

10 THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE: Major change – of residence, job, outlook; completion of one cycle and beginning of another, luck and fate, fame and fortune.

11 JUSTICE/ADJUSTMENT: Legal and financial considerations, balance and harmony, learning to get along with others yet be true to yourself, partnerships, contracts.

12 THE HANGED MAN: Handling your hang-ups, self-sacrifice, martyrdom, alcoholism and addictions, surrendering your fixed ideas, attitudes, and beliefs. Gaining a new perspective.

13 DEATH: Letting go of something, cutting through outworn forms to allow for new growth, rebirth and regeneration, pain, examining things to their full depth, research.

14 TEMPERANCE/ART: Developing health and healing practices, testing and trying out your beliefs and philosophy, creative combinations.

15 THE DEVIL: Power struggles, manipulation, keeping a sense of humour, stirring up unrest, questioning authority, strong sexuality.

16 THE TOWER: Cleansing – bodywork, diet, fasting, housecleaning; anger and pain, tearing down or burning out old structures no longer necessary.

17 THE STAR: Recognition for your achievements, idealism and humanism, with the need to act on them; consciousness of the earth as a living entity, with the desire to heal her.

18 THE MOON: Imagination and dream work very strong, sense of being drawn by an unknown desire, karmic relationships.

19 THE SUN: Recognition, achievement of a major goal, marriage and/or birth, sense of self-worth.

20 JUDGMENT/AEON: Dealing with judgment, criticism, evaluation from yourself and others; breakthrough to new beliefs, worldview, understanding; born again, dealing with death and transitions.

21 THE WORLD/UNIVERSE: Learning to dance on your own limitations, working within limitations or structure, sense of endless potential.

22 THE F00L: Adventure, travel, daring, openness to new experience.

Hope you find the information helpful.  I encourage you to try it out.  Enjoy!

Mid-Year 2015 Reflection

Time flies indeed!  We are half way through 2015.  How did you spend your time?  Have you been making the most of it, feeling adventurous and energised?  What happened to your new year resolutions?  The good thing is we are only half way through and there are 6 more months to catch our dreams before getting ourselves strong and fit for 2016.

I had a reflection this morning, thinking of my year card of 2015.  The year card represents the energy and mundane events recurring in the year.  It is also a lesson card encouraging us to learn in this time of our life journey.  The card for me is card number 11 Justice.

The black and white cats in the image reminds me that goodness and badness are intertwined.  Their tails are tied together, they live as one loving pair and do not go separate.  Whereas in the white, you see some black, in the black you find some white.  There is always goodness in difficult situations, and in the good times there are also occasional rainny and stormy days.  In my day job there have been non-stop challenges and it took me lots of courage to be patient and hang on to the opportunities of each one.  Sometimes even I am amazed by how positive I can be, and this positive attitude is precisely the magic that helps me weather through the storms.  I am grateful that I am strong and happy thus far.  Walking joyfully one step at a time.  In love I have not been seeing my partner so much this year, as he has his baggage to carry.  We treasure our time even more because of this.

Here is how to calculate your personal year card:

Add the date and month of your birth to the current year:

Example: 22 Aug 2015 = 22 + 8 + 2015 = 2045 = 11 (Justice)

In determining the year card, you always keep the highest number under 23 (remember 22 = The Fool).  The resulting number corresponds with the major arcana year card.  You may refer to my previous posts on tarot cards, expert tarot readers such as Biddy Tarot or Benebell Wen for the card meanings.  You may also email me your number and I will let you know what it says.

May the rest of 2015 brings you joy and love.