happy new year’s eve!

a way to gain insight into the coming year is to find the card of the year in your deck and read it with the cards before and after it.

2022 is a six year, so the card of 2022 is les amoureaux, aka lovers.

in my deck, the sorcery underground fortune telling deck, this card is also associated with the letter G, and the zodiac sign of gemini. the meaning for the upright card from my guide book:

6 – les amoureaux – lovers – G – GEMINI

upright: lovers. a choice between the sacred and the profane, a decision, options being weighed, forward or backward, give in or get going, quicksilver or quicksand.

this card was preceded by the five spades:

71 – the five spades – clouds

upright: defeat. loss. embarrassment. degradation. a blow to the ego.

advice: burn dried lavender and chamomile to calm the mind and heal emotional wounds. burn bay leaves to regain confidence.

and followed by the ace of clubs in reverse:

39 – the ace of clubs – a fireplace

Reversed: a rocky beginning, getting off on the wrong foot, annoyances, bad timing. Infertility, impotence

advice: the ace of clubs represents a single candle. light a single candle on a fire-safe dish in the dark on the night before beginning an important task or new phase. envision the final outcome you are working towards.

going into 2022 we are cautioned against trying to run so quickly away from what we experienced in 2021. The beginning of a new year only happens theoretically and tomorrow will be more or less the same as today. we can begin to process and let go of the trials of last year, but to ignore or deny the lessons those trials taught us will lead to our stumbling. it is easier so join the ‘fuck 2021’ bandwagon, but isn’t that sort of silly? That would be the ‘profane’ choice referenced in les amoureaux. let’s choose the sacred act of allowing it to all flow, blend, and wash over us. all time is now, everything is you, you are everything.

so basically, in the words of the great moira rose, you fold it in.

15 – un diable – a devil – P – CAPRICORN

15 – un diable – a devil – P – CAPRICORN

upright: bondage, obsession, addiction, desire. being chained to the altar of the god of this world. the devil you know.

reversed: hitting rock bottom creates a desire for change. It has to hurt if it’s to heal. breaking free after intense struggle. the devil you don’t.

method: say the lord’s prayer backwards.

14 – la temperance – a temperance – O – SAGITTARIUS

14 – la temperance – a temperance – O – SAGITTARIUS

upright: capability, balance, harmony, alchemy, synergy. the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. moderation, restraint. 

reversed: imbalance, inability to work together, oil and water, polarity. there is no common ground here. 

method: go on a cleanse. avoid sugar, salt, flour, or alcohol for 14 days.

13 – an unnamed card – N – SCORPIO

13 – an unnamed card – N – SCORPIO

upright: DEATH. (not always or necessarily an ending of life)

reversed: difficulty dealing with or processing an ending or a death.

method: for attempting contact with beings of the otherworld, the mystery cards of this deck can be used to create a sprit or pendulum board. collect all 25 mystery cards from this deck and arrange them, in numerical order, in a circle from card 0 to card 24 with the top side of each card pointing in towards the center of the circle. each of these cards has a letter in the top left corner aside from card 24 which has letters U and V. On a smooth surface, an overturned shot or sherry glass can be used as a sort of planchette to guide the hand from letter to letter. a pendulum can also be used in a similar fashion to indicate letters of the circle.