Tarot can be used in numerous ways, as a predictive tool, a self examination tool, as a means of reviewing your past or even past lives. But did you know there are certain cards that are linked to you via your star sign or via your birth date. You even have a card of the year that represents to overall flavour of the upcoming year.
2021 – Card of the year – Overall
In general terms this year 2021 is a 5 year ( 2+2+1=5 ) and is represented by the 5 major Arcana card “The Hierophant”1 . In the tarot deck a Hierophant is usually depicted as some sort of priest – it generally stands for the traditions of society – marriage, education, law and formal religious etc. this year we may be questioning our governments and structures more than ever. Do they still provide the structures we need or are they unnecessary constraints. You may feel more spiritual and aligned with God in a Hierophant year.
2021 – Card of the year – Individual
Alongside the overarching energy of the main Card of the Year – each of us has a Personal card of the year ( or possibly 2 cards )
My birthday is 27/11 so to calculate my card of the year this year, I need to add the individual numbers of that date and add them to the current year, so 2+7+1+1+2+0+2+1 = 16 which can be further reduced to 7. So major trumps are 16. the Tower (geez) and 7. the Chariot – well at least I’ll have transport when the Tower comes crumbling down.
What card of the year are you this year – if you feel like it let me know in the comments!
1 From Wikipedia A hierophant (Ancient Greek: ἱεροφάντης) is a person who brings religious congregants into the presence of that which is deemed holy. As such, a hierophant is an interpreter of sacred mysteries and arcane principles.