What is a Tarot Card of the Year?
A card of the year is a main tarot card that you pick as guiding energy for the year.
This card can be deliberately chosen or based on adding up the numbers of the year and your birth date.
Why Have a Tarot Card of the Year?
A tarot card of the year can be your lighthouse to what you want for the year.
When you feel you’re steering off track, you can remember it and go back on track.
It is also a reminder that you can achieve what is presented by the card.
How to Choose Your Card of the Year
(*There’s no “rule” for choosing your card of the year but here are some ideas to help you get started.)
1. Deliberately choosing what you want to bring in
If you have a particular tarot card that you like, you can just choose it for your card of the year.
PS I’ve had The Magician for my card of the year for more than 3 years. I’ve absorbed all the lessons I need from it and I’m now ready for a new cycle.
2. Add your birth date to the year
There are many calculations you can choose from:
a) Adding up each digit of your birth date (DD/MM/YYYY) and (2+0+2+2)
b) Adding up your birth date, month, year, and 2022
C) Adding up single digit of your birth date (without year) and (2+0+2+2)
If the sum is more than 22, break down it into single digits and add that up.
Using Britney Spears 2 December 1981 birthday as an example:
a) 2 + 1 + 2 + 1 + 9 + 8 + 1 + 2 + 0 + 2 + 2
= 30 (break down into 3 + 0)
= 3 The Empress
b) 2 + 12 + 1981 + 2022
=4017 (breakdown into 4+0+1+7
= 12 The Chariot
C) 2 + 1 + 2 + 2 + 0 + 2 + 2
= 11 Justice
3. Shuffle and pick a card
Leave it up to chance. Shuffle your favourite deck and just pick a card.
PS If you don’t like it, just shuffle until you pick one that you do.
4. Lay out your cards and pick one that visually attracts yo
Spread out your cards and see which one you like best.
Must it be a Major Arcana card?
No, it doesn’t. Minor Arcana cards have good lessons to learn from too.
But if you’re using calculations, it’s easier to focus on the Major Arcana as they’re clearly numbered.
If you like, you can assign a number to each Minor Arcana and see if your calculations add up to it.
Must the Tarot Card be Positive?
Cards with positive meanings are great for encouragement and to remind you to bring positivity into your life.
But those with “negative” meanings (such as Death, Devil, Tower) can be a reminder that change is inevitable and that we have the ability to overcome challenges.
What to do with the Card of the Year?
You can save a copy of the card and use it as your phone lockscreen so you’re reminded of it everyday.
You can take a physical card and keep it in your wallet. (It’s still fine to read a deck with one card missing.)
You can display the card somewhere you look at frequently.