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Working out your year card is very easy. Take your birthdate and the current year and add them together like this: Day, Month, Year. For me, the numbers are: 7 + 3 + 2013 = 2023. Next I add 2+0+2+3, which equals 7. My card is The Chariot!
This year then the lessons for me (and I say lessons, because when we stop to analyse the card we find more than one lesson within its story) are held within the Chariot Card. What does this actually mean for me?
|The Rider Tarot Deck (U.S. Games)|
Also a big part of this lesson for this year is maintaining a balance between my thoughts and emotions so that one or the other does not pull me off course. When we analyse the Chariot card we can see the Charioteer as representing our conscious self, and the horses representing different aspects of our emotions or impulses. The trick then to steering a steady course through the obstacles that life throws at me, or if you like, the challenges I have to meet, is to maintain a balance between those forces that oppose one another in order to make them work for me rather than against me.
The one thing that really jumps out at me here is that the drivers of these chariots appear to be in charge. The image shows us a man getting his horses to behave. There is exhibited in these images a certain amount of self assertiveness. Part of this lesson is to acknowledge one’s ego. The ego is what helps drive you towards success, but this doesn’t mean you must let it take over, just that it plays a part in helping you achieve the success in projects you may undertake.
|Crystal Visions Tarot (U.S. Games)|
If I put all this information together I come up with at least three strong lessons to learn or continue working on for this year:
1: Maintain a degree of self confidence in my own abilities so that I keep moving onwards and upwards.
2: Don’t bury my ego, but instead acknowledge it and allow it in a controlled way to help me towards successful conclusions of my goals. Don’t be shy about expressing myself or promoting my own work.
3: Continue to learn to maintain a balance between my thoughts and my emotions so that they can work together rather than against each other.
So you see working out and analysing your Year Card can be a very valuable tool in your own personal journey. Why don’t you have a go! Happy New Year to you all!