## The New Year, Tarot, and Numerology

By Lalia Wilson

Wheel of Fortune Image from the Twisted Tarot Tales deck by James Battersby

There is always a big change when the year changes. One way to explore this change is through numerology and the tarot correlations with numerology. We start by adding together the numerals of the year: 2 + 0 + 1 + 7 = 10. Universally, 2017 is going to be a 1 or 10 year. (In standard numerology all numbers except 11, 22, 33, 44 and other double or triple {identical} digits reduce to single digits.) So to a numerologist, this is a 1 year, but to most tarotists, this is a 10 year.

In tarot, the Universal 10 year corresponds to the 10th Trump—The Wheel of Fortune! So, universally this is a Fortuna year. A year of changes, ups and downs. As a universal year, this refers to outer events. How do we correlate this to you?

It depends on the sum of your birth month and your birth day. You need to add the numbers of your birth month to your birth day and reduce that to a single digit. Then add the number 1, for 2017, to the total to find your personal year.

For example, if you were born on January 1st, your month and day add to 2 and this year will be a 3 or Empress year. Similarly for these birthdays: 1/10, 1/19, 1/28, 2/9, 2/18, 2/27, 3/8, 3/17, 3/26 and so forth.

If you were born on 2/1, and any other date where the month and day add to 3, such as 10/2, 3/9 and 5/7, your month and day add to 3 and this will be a 4 personal year for you. This is an Emperor year.