# Tarot and Numerology Life Path System Part Two: card for the current year

If you read my previous post about my system for calculating and interpreting your Life/Career Path from a combination of birth date numerology and the Major Arcana system, you might also be interested in how this can apply to the trends/influences and likely energies for you in any given year.

The maths is pretty much the same, but this time instead of using your birth year, use the current year (or into the future if you want a longer range predictive pathway).

In the year of writing this blog post the year number is 5 (2+0+2+1 = 5), which is the Hierophant. The wondrous and strange and often quite regimented/controlled 2020 was 4, or the Emperor, and we can probably all relate to the increased controls on our lives, albeit many brought on by a medical emergency.

The Emperor energy is a bit paternal – a kind of ‘do what I say because it’s for your own good’. The Hierophant can be similar, in that it aligns to traditional (sometimes conservative) approaches, structures and systems – in religious, organisational, educational and political realms. But its key difference to the Emperor is probably the high emphasis on values and ethics under its influence. So perhaps we can hope for a more ethics/values based approach to our lives in this year than last.

Of course, for any individual, the influences and cards for this system depend on what the addition of the 2021 maths adds to their own personal birth day and month.

There are some mathematical calculation limitations/differences for the yearly card (as opposed to the life path system of my prior post).

First, by virtue of the fact that the year number for ‘the world’ can only go as high as 5 for 2021 then an individual’s yearly number can go no higher than that provided by the 29th day of December – in total that becomes:

29/12/2021 = 2+9+1+2+2+2+1 = 19

As such no-one will have a yearly influence above the card of the Sun in 2021.

Second, this prevents any further number reduction (compared to the life path system which could have totals above 22 to reduce once or twice). This means that given the lowest number is 7 (for January 1st 2021), no yearly card for anyone will be below the Chariot in 2021.

These upper and lower limits will change year by year.

Third, in this system only the primary card applies. The secondary card for the year will always be the card of the year itself – so for 2021 it is the Hierophant. This shows an overarching influence on how your primary year card may manifest. (So have a look at the yearly interpretation for the Hierophant and consider how it may impact your year card)

So, some examples for 2021:

1. 11/08/2021 = 1+1+8+2+2+1 = 15 (year number is 15)
2. 01/02/2021 = 1+2+2+2+1 = 8 (year number is 8)

A table below shows how yearly cards may work as transitory/annual influences and can be read each year in conjunction with your birth date life path cards and also taking into account the influences of the card of the year. Unlike the life path table this focuses on more than just career, but still is grounded in real world/practical elements of the card energies.

(c) Helen Valentina 2021

Hi, I'm Helen, a tarot reader of over thirty years' experience who juggles spiritual learning and life with a very secular day job and a creative passion for writing in all forms: novels, stories, poetry and theatrical productions. I hope to help others seeking the guidance of tarot: to learn its secrets and other spiritual traditions. Especially those looking for practical guidance on relationships, career and creativity and other readers looking to unlock and connect the wisdom of their daily life with their spiritual insight.

## 2 thoughts on “Tarot and Numerology Life Path System Part Two: card for the current year”

Best psychic online

Top psychic online chat

Astro Tarot Readings Daily Weekly Monthly

Fast Web Hosting Review

Best Web Hosting Reviews

From Mage Mind

When a mage is sharing what's on his mind. Positivity, Motivation, Life, Success, Love, Friend, Smile, Marketing, Writing, Creativity and Good Ideas.

Astro Artists

Astrology and Fantasy Art

Sacred Soul Mysteries, Loving God

🐛 For Caterpillars Seeking The Butterfly Within 🦋

Alison’s Tarot & Astrology

The Fat Feminist Witch Podcast

Ranting, Raving, and Wand-Waving!

mindlovemisery

"We're all out there, somewhere, waiting to happen."

MIRACLES EACH DAY

Devotionals on A COURSE IN MIRACLES, A COURSE OF LOVE, THE WAY OF MASTERY, CHOOSE ONLY LOVE, and MIRARI . . .with Celia Hales

Onyx Tarot

I read. I feel. I give.

Esoteric and Divinatory Tarot

by Attila Kárpáthy

Present Path Tarot