Did you know that you have a different tarot card theme each year? It’s true!

It’s your Tarot Birthday Card of the Year.

It is based on numerology.

You add up the numbers of your birthday and the current year to see which tarot card is the theme for that year. Anything over 21 is added together to make a smaller number.

I’ll use my birthday as an example: 4/6/2023


17 is The Star Card in tarot.

Wondering how to work with this energy?

I’ll use my card from last year as an example.

16 is The Tower card in tarot.

Here are some of the associations from my favorite decks:

The Tower – Witches Tarot by Ellen Dugan:

  • Change of plans
  • Revelation of secrets
  • Upheaval
  • Blow to the ego
  • Situations coming to a head
  • Reevaluation
  • Dramatic change
  • Removal of blocks in your spiritual path

The Tower – Rider-Waite Tarot

  • Breaking down existing forms to make new ones
  • Finding a new way to do things
  • Challenge complacency
  • New visions and possibilities

Pierced Shield – Medicine Woman Tarot by Carol Bridges

  • Long-held attitudes being challenged
  • Higher self breaking out of its shell
  • Thought structure that kept you limited is breaking away
  • Higher version of yourself is being released.

Powerful, right?!

This time last year I was planning on making big changes to my health that led to big changes in every area of my life from habits to mindset to self-esteem to intuition, and more.

Last year was exhilarating and very hard at the same time. I had to face a lot of negative aspects of my life and personality.

Every time things seemed intense, I used the energy of this card as my anchor.

I knew that my old way of doing things had to fall away so that I could step into the higher-vibe version of myself that I truly desired to be.

As I step into my 46th year of life, I am prepping for the energy of The Star.

The Star – Witches Tarot by Ellen Dugan:

  • Healing
  • Inspirations
  • Intuition
  • Renewal
  • Hope
  • Peace
  • Wishes granted
  • Astrological magic
  • Wisdom
  • Creativity is flowing

The Star – Rider-Waite Tarot

  • Light after darkness
  • Hope
  • Promise
  • Sense of purpose
  • A goal to reach for
  • Ambition to aim towards
  • Belief that things will be right, even after things have been difficult
  • Optimism not to give up

The Grandfathers – Medicine Woman Tarot by Carol Bridges

  • Connect with ancient sources of wisdom
  • Honor the ways of your ancestors
  • Receive guidance from those who passed before you
  • Meditation as cosmic nourishment
  • Renewed health and vitality

Ooh! Loving this powerful energy that will support all the big changes I made going forward.

Your turn!

Add up the numbers from your last birthday to find your card of the year.

Then take out your tarot deck and pull that card.

You might like to first notice what intuitive hints come in before reading the traditional meaning.

Trust what comes up.

Then have fun and dive into the meaning in the guidebook.

Place the card somewhere as a reminder occasionally throughout the year.

Don’t have a tarot deck? No problem!

Simply calculate your card of the year and then do a Google search for the meanings of that card.

Jot down the parts that jump out at you.

Reflect on how you are already experiencing that energy and how knowing this can support you for the rest of the year.

Have fun!

Feel free to pop your card of the year in the comments and I’ll share the energy I associate with the card.

4 Comments on Tarot Birthday Card of the Year

    • Hi Carol! Just seeing this comment. How fun that we both The Star card this year! My first thoughts are for you to look back at last year and notice if there is anything that rolled over that you might need healing around. Then ask for guidance around how to work with that area in a positive way. Explore meditation, intuition, and astrology as ways to heal. Then embody the energy that things are working out this year. Focus on things that bring you feelings of peace and hope. If you resolved something big last year, celebrate and rejoice! Allow yourself to be the star of this new phase of your life. Keep noticing what is working in your life and keep doing that. Enjoy the positive energy of this year!

    • Hi Elaine, Anything over 21 is added together to make a smaller number. I should have put that in bold above. That means this year your number is 5. Have fun diving into this energy with your favorite deck!

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