|The Wheel of Fortune - My card for 2013|
Using the same method as you did for your Personality Card, you add the number of the day and the month you were born to the year you want to check your card for.
Example: You were born on the 3rd of April, and want to know your card for this year, i.e. 2007
You then add each digit in the sum: 2+0+1+4=7, keeping any number from 1-22.
In this example, 7, The Chariot, is your Year Card.
In Tarot for Your Self, there are graphs that you can copy and use to show your year cards from age 0-21. There's also a table that makes it quick and easy to figure out the card for each year.
Mapping out my own personal Year Cards, I couldn't help but notice that I got married during a Chariot year – twice. Call me a slow learner J
It is interesting looking at the graph and trying to figure out what main events may have been influenced by the energies of the Year Cards. It also adds a lot of depth doing this in combination with an astrology reading.
My Soul Card is the Empress (Venus) and my Personality Card is the World (Saturn). I find this fascinating, as I'm a Capricorn sun sign (ruled by Saturn) in this incarnation. My Shadow/Teacher card matches my Piscean North Node and I also have a Water dominated birth chart.
As for the Empress, I don't have much Venusian influence in my birth chart, but I've always seen myself as a creative soul. My Year Card is the Emperor and this is very apt as I am going through my Pluto Transit this year. Perhaps it would have been even more spot on with Death as my Year Card, but I believe that the Shadow energies of the Death card are active during the Emperor Year.
Let me know how you are getting on in the comments below if you already use this method, or are beginning to experiment with it. How does it match or contradict your astrological birth chart? I look forward to hearing from you!
Check the table below for astrological correspondences:
|0 The Fool||The Element of Air (Uranus)|
|1 The Magician||Mercury|
|2 The High Priestess||The Moon|
|3 The Empress||Venus|
|4 The Emperor||Aries|
|5 The Hierophant||Taurus|
|6 The Lovers||Gemini|
|7 The Chariot||Cancer|
|9 The Hermit||Virgo|
|10 The Wheel of Fortune||Jupiter|
|12 The Hanged Man||The Element of Water|
|15 The Devil||Capricorn|
|16 The Tower||Mars|
|17 The Star||Aquarius|
|18 The Moon||Pisces|
|19 The Sun||The Sun|
|20 Judgment||The Element of Fire|
|21 The World||The Element of Earth (Saturn)|