Earlier in the year I sat with a friend over candlelight, a gently used MotherPeace Tarot deck and my notebook of scribbles. Together, we calculated our tarot card for the year and although, I've been working with and exploring tarot cards for over 8+ years, I had never before done that. It was revealing and supportive, preparing the ground before me. Map-making is a beautiful creative process that offers a space for your seeds of intention.
“It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey.” ―Wendell Berry
I spent the first couple of months of 2014 with great energy; curiosity, excitement and an enthused eagerness to make it a grand year. What actually happened was, I found myself trying to escape and isolate. I share this with you, dear reader in naked vulnerability and in truth: I wanted to hide from the world. It seemed loud and overwhelming. I felt it in my body; a dwindling of energy in so many areas of my life. Now, don’t get me wrong- I live a very fulfilling life, but there was something that I just needed to tune out. In fact, it was a lot of things. I needed some quiet space to reflect and be within. “What was I doing? Where was I going? Who was I?” echoed down a drafty corridor in my mind towards an arched doorway that was partially opened, carving bright light just beyond.
If you are a tarot goddess, you might have an inkling as to what my tarot card for the year was. After calculating my birth-date, and adding all the digits until I was left with a number between 1-22, I realized I was in my “Hermit” year. In the MotherPeace Tarot, this is the “Crone” card.
For me, this serves as a guide post. I sent out a question to the soul, and an image- an energetic one at that, responded. This is the great ship of intuition. I board it, not fully understanding, but with a knowing that I am being guided by the all-knowing. Does it truly arrive symbolically? you may ask. Yes, yes...most definitely. There are trail-markers everywhere, guides waiting to be asked, signs in plain sight and tarot cards to be explored. Connecting to the unseen wise ones, teachers, guides, warrior goddesses, etc. is like sitting with your round-table team and coursing out the next steps of your journey. You allow confidence to add wind beneath your wings. You evoke an awareness that allows for adjusting and a deeper understanding. You invite possibilities and step into your creative genius.
“When the soul wishes to experience something, she throws an image of the experience before her and enters into her own image.” ―Meister Eckhart
Meet your guide or messenger for the New Year
To find your tarot card for the year, use this simple calculation:
Add the number of the day and the month you were born to the current year. Example: You were born on the 5th of June, and want to know your tarot card for the current year, i.e. 2015
05 + 06 + 2015 = 2026
Then add each digit of the sum: 2 + 0 + 2 + 6 = 10 (The Wheel of Fortune), reducing and keeping any number from 1-22. Only the Major Arcana cards are used here so check the list below for your card, then go explore and get to know it's meaning and message. To integrate and process, I usually create some art or journal about what messages comes through. I encourage you to engage in a creative process. Feel free to share your experience, I'd love to hear all about it!
0 The Fool (see #22 below)
1 The Magician
2 The High Priestess
3 The Empress
4 The Emperor
5 The Hierophant
6 The Lovers
7 The Chariot
9 The Hermit
10 The Wheel of Fortune
12 The Hanged Man
15 The Devil
16 The Tower
17 The Star
18 The Moon
19 The Sun
21 The World
22 Takes the place of The Fool card #0
A Giveaway! Happy 2015!
Want to dive deeper? Get clear and map out your next steps for 2015? I'm gifting one full intuitive reading package to one soul who is packed up and ready to hit the ground running with this new year. The Oracle Package includes:
Choose one of the 2 options below.
Deadline to enter is: January 8th, 2015 at midnight (pst). Drawing will occur: January 9th 9:30 am|pst
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