To get an overall idea of what this coming year holds for you, determine your Major Arcana card of the year. This is calculated similarly to your birth card but uses the current year rather than the year you were born. For example, if you were born on March 8, 1968, you would add up 3 + 8 + 1968 and reduce down until you reached a number less than 21. In this case, 8. Your birth card would be Strength or Justice (depending on what deck you use). Your card for 2010 would be 3 + 8 + 2010 and would reduce down to 5, the Hierophant. Your card of the year indicates the themes, challenges, and gifts youâ€™ll face in the next twelve months.
For those interested, my card(s) for this year are the High Priestess/Justice. Because my number was 11, some people reduce all double-digit numbers down to a single digit while others only reduce those over 21.
What kind of year is in the cards for you?
Speaking of years and such, my birthday is coming. Iâ€™d love to do a special birthday reading for myself. What are some of your favorite birthday spreads?