I wouldn’t be a respectable card reader if I neglected to do a New Year's spread, so here it is. I used my new Aquarian Tarot deck (a lovely Christmas gift from my mom) and according to it, 2017 holds lots of promise. In general, the first half of the year will be a time of growth and prosperity in the material world and the things that provide you with a sense of security and stability. The second half of the year has many twists and turns and many lessons to be learned, but everything will be in Divine and perfect order. This spread came up with the two cards that I consider the “wish” cards of the deck, the Nine of Pentacles and the Nine of Cups. I see this as a wonderful omen of better things to come. For a breakdown of each month, continue on…
January – Ace of Pentacles – This is a most appropriate card for the start of the new year, as it indicates that this will be a month of new beginnings and opportunities in the areas of money, job, school or career.
February – Two of Pentacles – In February you may have to juggle some things as the new prospects brought in with January begin to unfold, but you are able to weather the storm and do so gracefully.
March – The Magician – By March you begin to realize that you have everything you need in order to work magic in your life and manifest your hopes and dreams.
April – Six of Cups – April may be a nostalgic month of revisiting past memories or relationships and making peace with unresolved situations.
May – Nine of Pentacles – Wishes and dreams begin to come true for you in the month of May. You enjoy the fruits of your labor, surround yourself with beauty and give gratitude for your many blessings.
June – Four of Pentacles – Having thoroughly enjoyed yourself in May, you could feel the need to tighten up and show more restraint in June, especially when it comes to your finances. Remember that you have mastered this area for now and don’t hold on to your money so tightly that you neglect to share your good fortune with the others in your life. You must give to get.
July – The Tower – The second half of the year may start out with some sort of a shock in July. This is something that you may not have seen coming, but it doesn’t necessarily mean something unpleasant. It is the opportunity to get rid of anything that doesn’t serve you and begin again in a whole new way.
August – Temperance – You may receive the help and protection of unseen forces in the month of August. They could be trying to tell you that you are overdoing it in some way and need to better balance yourself. This is a time to combine the things in your life in a better way.
September – Judgement – September will bring the need to wrap up things or put something in your life to rest. It may not feel comfortable, but try not to judge those involved and know that this is clearing room for even better opportunities to come your way.
October – Nine of Cups – Much like May, October is time of wishes and dreams fulfilled. Where May held rewards of a more material nature, October will be full of love and happiness in a much more emotional way.
November – Eight of Swords – November may be an uncomfortable month in lots of ways, especially after the euphoric month of October. You may feel trapped in some way, in a relationship, your job or some other circumstance. Remember that the way out is there, you just aren’t able to see it at this point in time. Know that the path will be clear when the time is right.
December – Eight of Rods –With the second eight of the spread coming up in December along with the conclusion of the year 2017, things will all balance out. You have the opportunity to regain any equilibrium that you may have lost during the tricky month of November. The number eight is the great karmic equalizer and aligns the material and spiritual worlds. This will be the month when you will reap what you have sown so ensure that you have planted seeds that are of your choosing. You have the chance to make the connection between heaven and earth as you begin the journey into the year 2018.
Thank you for reading and may you have a very Happy New Year and 2017!
Rev. Kennedy Turner is the owner of The Cat's Meow, Tarot and Talismans, LLC in Louisville, Ky. She is a Psychic Medium, Professional Intuitive Tarot Card Reader, and Certified Healing Reiki Practitioner. She also designs and blesses jewelry for use as protective personal talismans and charms, tailored to meet your individual needs.