Friday, 8 December 2017

Your Tarot Court Card for 2018

Just a bit of Tarot Court Card fun to start us thinking about what we want for ourselves in 2018. I've done this for the past couple of years and it's just a bit of fun, not rooted in any deep and meaningful ancient system. Just my own :)

So, you might be working out your Major Arcana card for 2018 to give you a THEME for the coming year, as inspired by your personal year data.
To find our what your personal year card is, take your day and month of birth and and add to 38 (ie 20+18, the incoming year).

Here's an example: mine!

+  8

Since there is no Major Arcana card numbered 59 (hey, we're not using Minchiates here, people!), these digits need to be further reduced by adding them together, giving us a total of 14.

My theme for the year will be inspired by Temperance *does this mean I need to give up booze for the year?!*

But since my blog focuses on the Court Cards, I thought we'd have a little fun and extend the exercise further:

Instead of adding up your digits, above, until they total 22 or under (ie the number of Major Arcana cards we have), total them up until they are 17 or less.

I numbered the Page of Pentacles, the lowliest of the lowly, as 1.  But your numbers will not reduce to one, so I've also accorded him 17 (because he's also VERY special, as well as being the lowliest of the lowly).

So, if you add up to 17, then you are having a Page of Pents year :-)

Taking my example again, this means that my 14 - Temperance year - becomes further compounded by Court Card 14.... which is The King of Cups.  Hopefully, It's going to be a year about finding the balance required by Temperance between emotions and relationships on one hand and still managing to be productive and get the job done.

Have a try yourself and tell me who you end up with as your Court Card theme for the year!

Page of Pents (1) or 17
Page of Cups 2
Page of Swords 3
Page of Wands 4

Knight of Pents 5
Knight of Cups 6
Knight of Swords 7
Knight of Wands 8

Queen of Pents 9
Queen of Cups 10
Queen of Swords 11
Queen of Wands 12

King of Pentacles 13
King of Cups 14
King of Swords 15
King of Wands 16          


  1. Quite an interesting way to determine a Court card for 2018! I differ a tad, in how I would do this. I would start out by adding up the year (2018) as 2+0+1+8=11/2, then add the day and month. For me that would be 1+2+2+9+2=16 (12/29 + 2 for 2018). My Court card for the year would be the King of Wands. My theme for the year from the Major Arcana would be the Tower. Lovely! ;-)

    1. Golly Bonnie - 2018 has got the potential to be quite something if you've got the courage to run with both of those cards lol! Ruthlessly strip out behaviours and roles that others may define you by and blaze as brightly as a beacon on a hilltop!!!!

  2. Thanks for doing this again, Ali. Mine is 7, which makes for some powerful masculine energies I will need to rein in (Chariot and Knight of Swords).

    1. Certainly very dynamic with tons of movement, aren't they?! You're not travelling again next year, are you?

    2. Still haven't gotten to move out of the caravan park, actually. Long loan nightmare story. Actually looks like we will be moving in January, though, surprisingly enough. So goes the movement energy...

  3. My numbers add up to 12, Hanged Man and Queen of Wands. Funnily enough, when I was shuffling about the focus of 2018 the other day, the Queen of Wands SHOT out of the deck and flew down to my feet. Made itself known before I even looked at this entry! :D

    1. She'll make sure that you have good ideas and the Hanged Man will make sure that you stay flexible about them :D

  4. Strength and the Knight of Swords. I'm going to need to keep a tight grip on the worst of my impulses but not deny the fire inside me but use it wisely and calmly

  5. Death and the King of Pentacles! Sounds about right - I am trying to let go of some responsibilities which are taking up too much of my time, and focus on things that will bring in a responsible income :-)

    1. You're having an enforced separation from the things you love to do at the moment, hope the arm is letting you get back to some creative stuff <3

  6. Death and the Page of Wands. Looks like I need to let go of some things that no longer serve me, and embrace the young explorative energy of the page of wands. Maybe an indication to explore my creativity as well. :)

    1. Carrie - sorry for my late reply - I do hope that you have been exploring your creative side since February and just letting that beginner mind of the Page seep into all aspects of life <3

      Ali x


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