For me, 2024 is a Wheel of Fortune year.
2023 was a Hermit year for me, and as I’m a true introvert, that felt just fine. But now, I’m gearing up for a wild ride as I spin to the fast-paced Wheel of Fortune year. As a Hermit, I reflected, gained insight, and made plans for the future, and now is the turning point, when things take on momentum and manifestation.
Although there are often a lot of changes that take place in a Wheel of Fortune year, many ups and downs, unknows and surprises, there is a general atmosphere of GOOD LUCK (knock wood).
In a Wheel year, it’ll serve you well to be on the lookout for unexpected and limited opportunities, and to act quickly. You’ve got to spin the wheel, hang on, and have some fun along the way.
Do you know what your 2024 Year Card is?
HOW TO Calculate your Year Tarot Card (a la Mary K. Greer)
I use the wonderful Mary K. Greer’s method to calculate my Year Card (which can be found in her books, Tarot for Yourself and Who Are You in the Tarot). You add the month and day of your birth to the current year, and the resulting number corresponds with a Major Arcana card. Always keep the highest number under 23, add the digits together to reduce if it’s above 22. (in this case The Fool corresponds with 22.).
For example, my birthday, June 5, plus the new year, 2024 comes to TEN, and ten corresponds with The Wheel of Fortune.
I prefer to calculate my Year Card starting from January 1, rather than on my birthday (I know, I know, this is a big debate in the Tarot community).
I like the universal ceremony of the start of a new year, and the idea of a whole calendar year ahead. The annual changing nature of your Year Card really differentiates it from your unchanging astrological, Chinese zodiac and Mayan zodiac signs, which makes it an interesting combination of internal and external forces at play in your life for this fixed period of time.
That being said, if your birthday is late in the year, you may feel the energy shift intensify as you approach it.
Once you determine your year card, get to know it, let it become a close friend and advisor.
Meditate on the image. Imagine a conversation you would have with the figure on the card. Journal about the strengths that you see in the cards, the challenges, what you like about it and what you don’t. Look it up in your favorite Tarot reference books and see what other people have to say about it.
Do a Tarot spread asking for insight into the card and the lessons it offers (click here for mine).
Call upon the image when you need strength, inspiration and guidance, see it as your own guardian angel for the year. Know that you have a powerful ally and resource available to you.
So, over to you! What’s YOUR Tarot Year Card for 2024?
How do you feel about it?
What does it tell you about possibilities and opportunities for 2024?
Comment and let me know, and may your 2024 be abundant and magical.
Card images are from the Unifying Consciousness Tarot, the deck I co-created with Leo Scopacasa.