Court Card for 2020

Published by Alison Cross on

Just a bit of Tarot Court Card fun to start us thinking about what we want for ourselves in 2020. I’ve done this for the past four years or so 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 2020 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 40 (ie 20+20, the incoming year). Here’s an example: mine!    13 +  8  + 40  = 61

Since there is no Major Arcana card numbered 61 (hey, we’re not using Minchiates here, people!), these digits need to be further reduced by adding them together, giving us a total of 7. My theme for the year will be inspired by The Chariot *and I absolutely need to be better disciplined*

The Chariot | Alexander Daniloff

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 7 Chariot year – becomes further compounded by Court Card 7…. which is The Knight of Wands.  the Knight of Swords! (yeah, I screwed up – I can’t read without my glasses on … it’s the Knight of Swords, honestly!)

The Knight of Swords – Card No 7

This year is going to be my Airy Challenger year, and my challenge will be to control my Chariot’s horses sufficiently well to move forward and not laps into inaction. As is currently the case! 

Try it for yourself – find your Major Arcana year card and your Court Card. How will they combine for 2020?

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       

Cards: Alexander Daniloff 2012 Tarot


Alison Cross

The Tarot's Court Cards are my specialist area.  They talk to me. Not LITERALLY though ....

4 Comments

Karen · 15th January 2020 at 5:53 pm

Seems the Queen of Swords is my companion for the year then. This will be interesting as she’s one that I vibe with the least of the Queens, but yes her energy is very much needed this year as I want to make some changes.

Salena · 8th January 2020 at 2:19 pm

I also confused. You stated your court card number was 7 and that was the Knight of Wands. However, in your list at the bottom, 7 is Knight of Swords.

    Alison Cross · 8th January 2020 at 3:44 pm

    Yes, if you take a look at the article, I amended it. I also wrote a subsequent article about how, despite checking and double checking, I said ‘Knight of Wands’ and it should have been Knight of Swords. The article was amended a few days ago, Salena 😀

Michelle · 18th December 2019 at 12:18 am

Did a double take on your deck choice. Daniloff is one of my absolute favorites and nearly a daily go to. Nice to see it used

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