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 2007
You then add each digit in the sum: 2+0+1+4=7, keeping any number from 1-22, with the Fool having the assigned numerological value of 22 in any Tarot Numerology operations.
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.
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.
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 (22)||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 (Neptune)|
|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 (Pluto)|
|21 The World||The Element of Earth (Saturn)|
If you would like to work more in-depth with your Tarot Year Card, this Tarot Spread may be of interest!
So, it’s definitely a “let’s get going” year with an 8 for me. Strength and Leo (Leo, of course). The power grows and needs expressing, I think. Thanks for reminding me to do this!
Cool! I started my Tarot biz in an 8 year 🙂
I’m in Temperance now! Had enough of Death for a lifetime! I must calculate if I’ll be due another Death year at some stage.
A fellow tarot reading friend of mine says that you stay with the card of the year until your birthday, and that you have both vibrations for part of the year (unless you were born in January). So for me that means I have both Death and Temperance until my birthday in February, and then just Temperance for the rest of 2018. I definitely found it has been accurate the past few years. Interesting concept! Everyone has a different spin on it 🙂
Yeah, I was first taught to read it like that too… it’s trickier with people who have birthdays late in the year than for people like me whose birthday is in January. It never worked for me… or the people I was reading for. And strictly from a Numerology point of view, it doesn’t work either according to one published Numerologist I know. But of course, if you feel it works for you, you should stick with it 🙂
If my birthday is in October 2016, do I do the calculation with 2016 or 2017 to find out my card for this year?
For this year, use 2016. Your personal year changes on 1 January – same for everyone.
The Numbers will never add up to zero, so is the Fool card completely skipped? Should the Fool be counted as 23 instead?
I have seen in other places where the Fool is counted as 23, but now not sure which is correct.
Hi Debs, The Fool has the numerical value of 22 for these kinds of operations 🙂
Your Article needs to be updated to show the Fool as 22 in the table.
Thank you, I have done that now. This article was written as a sequel to the Tarot Birth Cards article where this had already been covered but you are absolutely right – It needs to be stated clearly 🙂
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For me it is Temperance
That’s my 2017! 🙂
Hi Lisa! Strength!….I’m gonna need it!
All the best for your Strength year, Margie! 🙂
I am really looking forward to all your posts & courses! Good luck but with that venus-jupiter conjunction that must go smoothly 🙂
Thanks Laura, let’s hope so!