2017!!! It’s finally here. The year of the Star. Now this year numerals when added create- 2+0+1+7= 10 which further added becomes 1. If you take the last two digits they are 17 and if you add them we get an 8. So here in sync with the Major Arcana we get 10-The Wheel Of Fortune, 1-The Magician, 17- Star and 8- Justice. In short this whole year is gonna be all about Beginnings and Endings, Dreams, New Opportunities, Creative Endeavours, Action, Confidence, Travel, Hope, Good Fortune, Faith,Happiness, Imagination, Balance, Wisdom and Fairness.Wow this definitely sounds like an amazing, power packed and happy year ahead . It’s definitely gonna be a magical year ahead 🙂 . So let’s see what the Tarot tells us about each month. I have used my Liz Dean Tarot Deck for this reading as it’s my very first deck which I used when started Tarot and I connect with this deck the best. So let’s see what each month holds for us
Month corresponding with the cards
January- Ten of Pentacles/Coins
February- King of Wands
March- Six of Cups
April- Four of Cups
May – Five of Swords
June- Knight of Swords
July- The Hermit
September -The Lovers
October – Three of Swords
December- Ace of Swords
JANUARY-TEN OF PENTACLES
KEY WORDS: SECURITY, ABUNDANCE & LASTING HAPPINESS
My favourite card 🙂 that too in the very first month of the year. Now the suit of coins is associated with realisation of one’s goals, material well being and rewards for hard work. The month of January is going to be a prosperous month for everyone. There is a strong chance of inheritance or you might actually get money from some of your family member which you needed for a while. It’s a good time to invest in large scale projects or philanthropic ventures. It’s a very good month to connect and help people out because material well being can affect your spirituality and you need to stay connected with the earth and your inner self. Relationships will be happy, you will feel secured and fulfilled. Your partner will support you in your ventures and provide the help needed to develop it. Singles looking for marriage will marry into a family with money/status. Marriage is huge on cards for everyone this month so if you are waiting to pop the question to your partner there could be no perfect time. Also if you are thinking about having babies it’s a good time to start towards extension of your family. Your family will be very supportive and your personal growth will be on top priority. At the end of the month you will find yourself more strong, opinionated and you will start valuing yourself more.
FEBRUARY- KING OF WANDS
KEY WORDS:CONFIDENCE, ENTHUSIASM & WILL POWER
The suit of wands as we know is associated with thoughts, inspirations, desires and identification of your goals. The King of Wands signifies confidence, optimism, fair-mindedness, capacity to motivate others and power. Now either you might meet a man who will have all these qualities or all of these qualities inside you will come to the surface. If you are starting any venture know that it’ll require a lot of hard work and complete dedication. You will get the necessary resources needed for your venture and if you are thinking about getting a partner overboard you can go ahead as you will find someone whom you can trust. This month you will need to hold the mantle of leadership as your efforts will be recognised. You need to be courageous, decisive and creative. Your relationship will grow more but always remember loyalty is very important. February is all about exuding confidence, living life with passion and treating others with respect and loyalty which you will get in return.
MARCH- SIX OF CUPS
KEY WORDS:ACCEPTANCE, REMINISCENCE, ADAPTABILITY
The suit of cups is associated with emotions, feelings and spiritual experiences. So this month you will be preoccupied with relationships and spiritual experiences. There is a huge chance of your past flowing in and affecting your present. Finances will be stable. You will get rewarded for your past actions. Co-operation of your co-workers will increase, there will be sharing of profits and expenses. You need to accept what has happened and use the experience to better your present. There will be renewed joy and affection in an existing relationship. Some of your past relationship might make an entrance in your life. Singles all the obstacles which existed previously for you’ll will disappear. March is all about enjoying simple pleasure of life, expressing clarity and being receptive.
APRIL- FOUR OF CUPS
KEY WORDS:DISCONTENT, DISSATISFACTION, BOREDOM
April will be again about emotions, feelings and spiritual experiences. You need a fresh start this month. You need to re-evaluate. You will feel that the challenging element from your work is missing and so you will feel stuck.At this point you might feel like changing your work maybe to move over to something completely creative, go ahead with it as expressing yourself in a different way and changing your work environment will pave a way for your future success. Relationships will look perfect from outside but from inside you will feel a lack of excitement and growth. The patterns which the relationship has put you in might the reason for your happiness. April is not a bad month it’s more about soul searching and finding you what you really need as opposed to what you felt you needed.
MAY- FIVE OF SWORDS
KEY WORDS:SWALLOWING PRIDE, FACING UP TO LIMITATIONS
The suit of swords is associated with action, conflict and struggle. Swords predict arguments and disputes but don’t be disheartened as even though arguments are negative these arguments which you will be having will lead to something positive. Indecision and confusion are the base for all of these happenings, once you have a clear head and decide which route to take things will fall in place for you. If people try to push you aside then be firm and have your opinion out on the table. But don’t be over argumentative as you have limitations too and sometimes if things are not going your way it’s better to accept setbacks with dignity. In relationships don’t make any decisions in hate, even if there has been a certain discord or confusion don’t make any major moves or changes. It’s important to listen to yourself but in a relationship it’s essential to try and see the other person’s point of view also. Relationships are all about two people don’t try to be too independent. Singles don’t dismiss a person too quickly if you think you’ll don’t have much in common, after all if you like different things there is much to explore 🙂 . May is all about gaining firm ground, making decisions, accepting your limitations, setting your ego aside and gain knowledge before setting out.
JUNE- KNIGHT OF SWORDS
KEY WORDS:DRAMATIC CHANGE, NEW PERSPECTIVES, BRAVERY
The Knight of Swords arrival heralds that a stagnant situation will soon change. The Knight in the tarot means a Prince. A prince is very active and smart but at the same time he is very impulsive, self-righteous, arrogant and can be reckless. The Prince here might be you yourself or some person you meet in the month of June. If you meet someone who matches these qualities know that even if this person’s will always want good for you he gets easily bored as well. If you do not match his wavelength he’ll be bored and leave you alone in search of another adventure and person. Work might get boring and you will feel the need to accept new challenges and have a job change, but we wary of the job offers as they also signify the Prince and will fuzz out more quickly than you anticipated. So think about those offers, you might feel some stagnancy in your current job but know that you have been there for a while and it makes no sense leaving the current safe environment for something which just looks tempting, a change of attitude will help you regain your footing and be happy in your current job. Some of you’ll might need to travel for work or you’ll might get a job which involves travel. Relationships might run through the mill, harsh words might be exchanged and they might end for good. It all depends on what you want if you want to save your relationship try not to be too critical towards your partner instead be more flexible and co-operative. Singles you might be blown away by the arrival of someone new but do your homework and research before committing your heart to it as this person doesn’t stay for long. June is all about resolving conflict, having a new perspective, being flexible and stable by creating a balance.
JULY- THE HERMIT
KEYWORDS:INNER KNOWLEDGE, PERSPECTIVE, INDIVIDUALISM, REFLECTION
The first card from the Major Arcana. The Hermit is the 9th card of the Tarot Deck and nines generally mean completion of events. The Hermit focuses on an important situation in one’s life. You are ready to progress to the next stage but you have to remember that you need to remove all the difficulties before this progressions happens. In short you don’t need to carry any baggage of the past to the next step. You need to face up the imperfections as it’s essential to do this for development. The Hermit is journeying in the dark alone but he carries a lamp which illuminates his way which ensures that he will be able to complete his journey. Financially you will need to be independent. You will take a break from being materialistic as a Hermit’s journey signifies soul searching. If you are working for someone and are tired of being someone’s employee then it’s a great time for you to freelance or be self-employed. You might not get great support but remember that you need only yourself to succeed this time. The Hermit actually signals you to take a beat and step back from the chaos and people and he wants you to look inward. You need to discover yourself and the only way to do this is by enforced solitude and simplification of one’s life. Relationships might suffer a bit as you might not want to spend time socialising or going out which will affect your relationship but it doesn’t mean a break up. You will just take some time off from everyone. Singles you might meet someone who is a bit of a loner, independent and self reliant. July is all about being independent, reconnecting with your soul, reflection, development and faith.
KEYWORDS:BALANCE, WISDOM, FAIRNESS
August heralds with a Major Arcana card-Justice which is the 8th card in the Tarot Deck.Some decks place the Justice card on number 11 but the deck which I have used places it on 8th so I’m referencing to number 8. Eight number in a reading is very positive and it indicates very positive changes. Justice card basically shows us that a decision needs to be made and it also shows up the options available to us. All those who are into legal battles know that a negotiation might solve your problem faster than actually fighting out the case, so a settlement is in order. You need to employ balance, fairness and honesty in your work area. There needs to be equitable division of labor and responsibility. The Justice card shows tensions abating which means that would be very much sorted.
Relationships will be all about adjustments. There might have been some issue in your relationship because of something you or your partner did but at this point if you want to save the relationship you need to be honest and you need to right the wrong adjusting your behaviour which will create balance and peace.The Justice card implies that what is rightfully yours will be yours during this time. If you know some person who mediates or is from the legal background this person can help you as he is very honest and fair-minded because he is able to put out his view points as well as listen to others. August is all about righting wrongs, adjusting your behaviour, being kind and selfless and achieving balance in all areas of your life.
SEPTEMBER- THE LOVERS
So after waiting for 8 months we get the most loved card of the Major Arcana or more appropriately my favourite card The Lovers OCTOBER- THREE OF SWORDS
KEYWORDS: DELAY, DIVISION,DISRUPTION, EMOTIONAL UPHEAVAL
Three of Swords at the outset signifies a period of suspended activity before future successes are realised. There is gonna be a third person who is going to be the reason for your unhappiness. In September we discussed about thinking with your heart if you have failed to do that and been overly rational thus ignoring your intuition it’s gonna cost you a loss.The alienation and sadness which you feel is because you have allowed your mind to dominate all your decisions. Three of Swords will make you learn more about yourself allowing you take certain decisions which might seem distressing but they will pave the way for a positive outcome in the future. Money matters might make you do something which contradicts the values which you hold dear or it might be at someone else’s expense and this is where you heart over head policy plays an important role as you have to decide if hurting someone or sacrificing your values for the money you will get is worth it or no? Work might lose it’s lustre or you will realise that you don’t love what you are doing and because of this you will feel isolated and unhappy. You have to make a decision here and move forward as once a choice is made it’ll be more fulfilling than the stagnancy you are experiencing now no matter how secured it is. A special note for my creative friends out there-use this period to get inspired and produce art as melancholy always results in the creation of great art. Relationships at this time will be full of cracks and these cracks will lead to quarrels which might lead to a separation either temporary or even permanent. You or your partner might feel that there is a presence of a third person in the relationship and it’s not exclusive. At this point only understanding, compassion and honest communication can bridge the cracks in the relationship. You need to evaluate the relationship and check if it’s worth salvaging it as if it’s not and you keep on being in it later it might be more heartbreaking for you. Singles be wary of any new romantic proposals as there might be much potential in the relationship but don’t dismiss it completely as there might be a way around but through the battle of your heart. October is all about taking steps to nourish your soul, making decisions no matter how painful they might be and knowing that this is just temporary and once this phase is over you will feel a sense of well being and liberation.
KEYWORDS: REWARD, COMPLETION, SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT,SECOND CHANCES
Judgment card is the 20th card of the Major Arcana which boils down to 2+0= 2 . Twos in a reading represent gestation and anticipation of future successes. The pictorial depiction shows an angel blowing a trumpet which means he is making the call of the Last Judgment. The angel on the card is often said to be Archangel Michael who leads the forces of lightness against the darkness in the war of heaven. It shows that Archangel Michael is with you if you have been on the right side of the road and no matter what he is going to be there with you helping every step of the way.This card marks the completion of our Karmic cycle and we get rewards according to our actions in the past. Judgment card is dual so if you have performed negative deeds you’ll learn hard lessons and if you have performed positive deeds you’ll reap rewards for all your efforts. The Judgment card gives you a second chance to accept your past and start with a clean slate. It’s all about making peace with yourself, righting previous wrongs and moving forward with a positive attitude. You will be making a choice about money matters as well this month. This choice will change your life and the decision will not just affect your finances in the present but also in the future. For your work you will need to make a major decision. You might need to change your job or you might feel like completely changing your vocation. Don’t worry if you feel it’s too late to change your career as this will be long term but be wise in choosing as it’s gonna have far reaching implications. Relationships will be all about making decisions. Power, ethics and honesty will play a major role in your relationship. If you have committed some mistake which has let to certain issues in your relationship you might a get a clean slate to start afresh. You will have to assess your actions, beliefs and progress before you decide on your future. November is all about reviewing your life and checking how far you have come and what you have achieved, transition and personal development.
DECEMBER-ACE OF SWORDS
KEYWORDS: TRIUMPH, CONQUEST, FORCEFUL EMOTIONS, STATUS, WEALTH
Aces in a reading indicate new beginnings as it’s the number one card. Ace of Swords signify our ability to think logically and act in a fair minded and responsible way. You need to master your emotions as they are very volatile at the moment. This is a period of your mental powers awakening but don’t get scared as even if it might feel chaotic initially this process is essential for your development. Forceful events are about to take you by storm and you will need the mental alacrity to withstand the pace. The conflict which is happening is essential because this will force you to look for new solutions for old problems. A new idea might occur in your head which will be very profitable for you. There might be a business or a venture involving communication. You will require intellect and communication skills for your project and in your work. Complete concentration without any distractions is essential for the completion of your goal. If you feel like taking a course or studying up for your project, go ahead and do it because that’s gonna help you a lot. At this point a Solo venture will benefit you more than a partnership.
Singles you will soon enter in a new relationship. You will be attracted to one of your friend who shares the same ideas. For existing relationships you will find out that your partner is mentally oriented and emotionally detached. You need to discuss your relationship openly with your partner. Once you master your emotions you will triumph and enjoy success. December is all about planning, decision making, mastering your emotions and being objective and rational.
Always remember that our efforts, dedication and faith makes anything possible. Tarot just tells you what will happen if you will do a certain thing or follow a path, your efforts and faith is of the utmost importance.
Hope this reading helps you. Have an amazing 2017 ahead. Keep shining and spreading love and light.
Love and Light