Our Court Card for 2021

Published by Alison Cross on

You may already be familiar with the technique of working out which Major Arcana card will apply to the incoming year, but if not, I’ll give you a quick resumé on how to calculate it:

Take all the digits in the incoming year and add them together. If the answer comes to 22 or less (The Fool having the value of 22 because nothing will add up to zero), simply select the Major Arcana card with that number and you are good to go. If all the digits added together comes to a figure larger than 22, then you must add those digits together to arrive at a figure of 22 or less.

This year we are adding 2 + 0 + 2+ 1 = 5 and therefore Major Arcana card V will be our guide for 2021 – a Hierophant year for us all next year! Goddess knows how that might manifest for us in the UK – Covid19 AND Brexit hitting us a double whammy. Can hardly wait … *rolls her eyes so far back in her head that she can see the nape of her neck*

You can also do a similar thing with Court Cards!

A few years ago, I came up with a fun way to work with the Court Cards by looking at one’s personal details and the incoming year, but this can be expanded upon to working out which court card will be everyone’s guide for 2021.

Take a look HERE to see how to calculate your personal guide for 2021 – and to see who is EVERYBODY’S companion in 2021!

Since our Major Arcana card is 5, our Court Card for the year is also card 5, and in the table of court card numbers that you will find in the link above, this means that we are entering a Knight of Pentacles year.

Knight of Pentacles from the Druidcraft Tarot
Knight of Pentacles from the Druidcraft Tarot

This makes sense to me because the Knight of Pentacles is the one of the adventurous knights who is compelled to remain closer to home than his brethern. Although he shares their questing and adventurous spirit, he revolves around his home base – whether he likes it or not.

What this means for us is that while we too may want to let rip and run amok in hot countries and get a bit of sun on our bones (a la Knight of Wands!), Covid restrictions (and maybe even Brexit restrictions?) will keep us more local than we might like.

Knights are risk-takers, even the Knight of Pentacles, so be alert to risks around your health, your home and your finances. I’m not saying DON’T take risks, but maybe only gamble with what you can afford to lose?

How do you interpret the Knight of Pentacles and how do you see his energies affecting us all in 2021?

How does the Knight of Pentacles interact with your own personal court card guardian for 2021 card for 2021?


Alison Cross

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

2 Comments

Tami · 1st May 2021 at 11:02 pm

I love how many ways there are to derive inspiration from the Tarot. This is a fun calculation. Thanks

Jennie Reece · 17th December 2020 at 11:03 pm

My personal Court Card for the year is the Queen of Pentacles; my take is that she’ll keep this adventurous Knight leading a more practical path!

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