Who Will I Be? BirthCard Predictions for 2018

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Abraham Lincoln

In my previous post on 2018 A Year of Lust, I give the method of determining the “Birth-Card” for the coming year, in this case for 2018. The energy of the year can be accurately defined by the resulting card, giving insight into the underlying patterns that you may be dealing with over the coming months. Seen as a kind of

“mandala for the year”, I find that the Birth-Card can be a very useful  focus tool, for decision making, planning, and for reorientation, when things seem to be going astray. The numbering system that I use, works with all Thoth & TdM style decks.

Wishing all my readers a very brave and creative year in 2018, The Year of Lust!

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If your number is One, Ten or Nineteen (which all reduce to one), 2018 will be The Year of The Magus, and will incorporate the energies of the following cards:

The Magus-Fortune-The Sun

I. The source is One, whence things are brought to be,  for chaos is the Primal Unity.

Giving yourself the permission you need to seek your hearts desire brings success. As you connect to all that is creative and joyful in your life, you allow the forces of change and opportunity to flow towards you, and as the wheel turns, all things are possible. You become the master of your own destiny.

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If your number is Two, Eleven, Twenty (all reduce to two), 2018 will be The Year of The Priestess, and will incorporate the energies of  the following cards:                      The Priestess-Lust-The Aeon

II. In Two divide the source and end apart to yield the Goal, at which is aimed the start.

Finding true passion in your life becomes imperative this year, as you journey to unite yourself with your true spiritual path. Strength grows when you recognise that your connection with the divine, allows you to express your deepest desires with authenticity,  and in this way, you recognise that your whole life can be transformed.di45Ez6LTIf your number is Three, Twelve or Twenty One (all reduce to three), 2018 will be the year of The Empress, and will incorporate the energies of the following cards:            The Empress-The Hanged Man-The Universe

III. The Three goes forth, the difference to transcend; The First Perfection: middle, start and end.

Finding that beauty is all around you, even in the most unlikeliest of places, will help you to see that all is not as it at first appears. You hold the seeds of the future in your arms, but must have the patience to know that the future is waiting for you, when you can find enough courage to let go of the present, and to walk through the doorway into what happens next.di45Ez6LTIf your number is Four or Thirteen (both reduce to four), 2018 will be the year of The Emperor, and will incorporate the energies of Death & The Emperor

IIII. By Four-square poise an Order is defined, in double pairs the disjoint poles to bind.

Releasing what is no longer relevant in your life makes way for the building of a new personal authority. Endings and loss may surround you this year, but have faith in the process, and the knowledge that you will emerge stronger, more stable and more definite about your path in life as a result.di45Ez6LTIf your number is Five or Fourteen (both reduce to five), 2018 is the year of The Hierophant, and will incorprate the energies of The Hierophant & Art

V. The Five erupts beyond the ordered bounds; the Crisis shows another world surrounds.

A year of rebalancing and transformation continues this year, after the losses and difficulties of last year. This year you are invited to make sense of all that has happened to you recently, and to understand the true nature of your deepest self. Listening to the voice of your own heart leads you deeper and deeper into the gold at the end of the rainbow, as you feel reborn into a stronger awareness of your place in the universe.di45Ez6LTIf your number is Six or Fifteen (both reduce to six), 2018 is the year of The Lovers, and will blend the energies of The Lovers & The Devil

VI. By Six degrees the high and low are wed, and Second the Perfection that is bred.

Events that reveal your deepest fears, lead you into a place where you are forced to contemplate your strengths and weaknesses on a most intimate level. Experiences that confront you with shame, lust, desire and darkness have the potential to illuminate your shadow, and to instigate healing on a most profound level. Wholeness, renewed vitality, and a stronger awareness of what it means to have a balanced relationship will be the reward of your hard won experiences.di45Ez6LTIf your number is Seven or Sixteen (both reduce to seven), 2018 is the year of The Chariot, and will blend the energies of  The Chariot & The Tower

VII. By Seven the array is forced to flee, and yet it holds a Hidden Unity.

Facing the demand for change that is arising strongly within, despite the fear of destruction, leads you into a place of turmoil and uncertainty. Facing the future with a firm grasp, inner focus, and the knowledge that anything lost has outlived its [purpose, will help you to step free of the outdated structures that have been holding you a prisoner of the past.di45Ez6LTIf your number is Eight or Seventeen (both reduce to eight). 2018 is the year of Adjustment, where you have the opportunity to blend the forces of Adjustment & The Star

VIII. By Eight degrees the wheel of nature rolls; Reciprocation balances the poles.

Reorienting your life, and making changes on the physical and material level, will help you to develop a structural framework for the profound inner changes that will come the following year. The balance that has been lacking in your life in the past, will provide a harmonious place from which you can envision the spiritual changes that follow. In this way, you can envision a life where heaven and earth can meet in a perpetual; dance of life.di45Ez6LTIf your number is Nine or Eighteen (both reduce to nine), you are in the last year of the cycle, the year of The Hermit, which incorporates the energies of The Hermit & The Moon

IX. The Nine includes the center with the wheel: the Third Perfection, dawn of the ideal.

You are in the final year of nine year cycle, a breaking down of all that has gone before. Your journey will lead you finally into the places that you most fear. As you walk away from the comfort of the light, you will be challenged to face all the things that you have been afraid to deal with thus far. Through illuminating that which you most fear, you will discover that the essence of your own power lies in the very place that you have been afraid to look, the inner mystery that you have been searching for.di45Ez6LT

I hope that you have enjoyed this post, and that you will join me for more tarot, astrology and assorted shenanigans in 2018. 🙂

Number Verses from the most excellent website of John Opsopaus

Header Art Credit: Kinga Britschgi


My name is Joanna Grant, I am an Astrologer, Tarot Reader and Writer, who lives on the Head Shot Fadebeautiful Beara Peninsula in the South West of Ireland. I can often be found at home, deep in arcane research, or practicing some new form of divination whilst burning the dinner! My children probably wish that I was “normal” but may well remember my eccentricities fondly when they come to face the challenges of their own paths. My long knowledge of Astrology leads and informs my practice, in offering guidance, empowerment and healing, helping others to lead a more authentic and magical life. You can read more about me here.

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