Our Topic Today: Tarot & the Year Card

  • Learn the philosophical system of Tarot
  • A life-changing tool to understand yourself
  • Reveal the life lessons you will encounter every year
  • Exploring Card 17 to 21

What’s Tarot?

  • a Western philosophical system of ancient wisdom
  • 78 cards: Major Arcana & Minor Arcana
  • 22 cards in the Major Arcana
    • describe a person’s life journey and moral lessons
  • 56 cards in the Minor Arcana
    • Describe a person’s life events and actions
    • 4 elements: Wands, Swords, Cups and Coins
    • 16 Court Cards: Page, Knight, Queen and King
    • 40 Number cards: 1 to 10


The Year Card

  • What would your year be like?
  • the lessons prepared for you to learn in that year, the challenges, the big changes and experiences you will have relating to the theme of one of the Tarot Card

Calculate Your Year Card

  1. Add the month and date of your birth to the current year
  2. add up the separate digits of that number
  3. Keep the number below 23
    • Example:

Your birthday: 4 Aug

Current Year: 2017

4+8+2017= 2029


Year Number = 13

Year Card = Death

  • You will learn the life lessons behind the Death Card in Tarot – transition into a new phase of life, opening up new opportunities, a natural transformation
  1. Time Frame
    • January to January
    • Birthday to Birthday
  2. Calculate your Year Cards for previous years and the years to come

The Complete List of Major Arcana – the Fool’s Journey

Life Lessons of Cards 17-21

  • The Star
  • The Moon
  • The Sun
  • Judgement
  • The World

Words of Wisdom by Buddha

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

Take-away messages

  • To grow spiritually is to nurture your heart, not your mind
  • Look at the Year Card as an inspiration to your life, and a reminder of the essentials to overcome your obstacles
  • See Tarot as a system for personal growth, and a tool for spiritual guidance, rather than for future predictions solely

Resources Mentioned

  • International Journal of Dream Research  contains original articles about dreaming, lucid dreaming and psychological aspects of sleep in general. The scope of the journal is to publish peer-reviewed papers in the field of dream research including topics like dream recall, dream content, nightmares, lucid dreaming, dreaming in children and psychological aspects of sleep in general.

Universal Waite Tarot Deck – the most traditional Tarot deck that most other Tarot versions have based on, includes a little booklet of card meanings and a variety of fundamental spreads. 



Have any questions regarding your Year Cards? Ask me in the comments below or you can email me privately at Pauline@ourHappyMindTravel.com !


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