Wednesday 4 January 2017

Starting Anew In 2017

A Slight Delay

This blog post had been long overdue.  I was meant to write a piece in preparation for the New Year but the inner child in me stomped her feet in disapproval whilst crossing her arms and insisted that I put my pen and paper down so that I could fully enjoy the sights of Hanoi where I spent my year-end holidays.  That was the best decision I had made as Hanoi had been almost a spiritual adventure of sorts.
Well rested, and fully charged for the new year, I am now ready to bring you my perspectives about what 2017 will bring. 
So do forgive me for writing this post, a week into the New Year when most of you are possibly raring to go and on the way to manifesting great things in 2017. 

A Recap of 2016
At the cusp of the new year, my social media feeds were filled with comments about how challenging the year 2016 was.  Many were managing difficult issues like  crumbling relationships, ill health,  surgery, bereavement, yes celebrity deaths included, retrenchments and volatility in the office environment. 

Followers of my blog will remember this post that I wrote here.

Here is a recap of what I had written about my expectations for 2016.

“2016 is governed numerologically by the number 9.  With 9 being the final number in the 9-year cycle in numerology, the number represents a culmination of all your hard work put into attaining your goals, your experiences and skills cultivated throughout all these years, the lessons you had picked up along the way, the knowledge gained, and the wisdom attained.  

Whatever you had worked hard to achieve, and all the loose ends of any long-drawn project that you had been working on will need to be completed in this year.  Everything that you needed to do on your priority list, must be done.

Being a year of completion, it is the year you let go of whatever does not serve your higher purpose. If you had been in toxic relationships or unhappy jobs hanging on a thread for so long, this is the year to let go and start anew.   Don't expect it to be easy though because as you make that final push through the journey in anticipation of a numerological year 1 in 2017, you can expect to experience some stress, tension and conflict.  If you struggle to let go of what does not serve you, it could be a painful year filled with anxieties.  You might feel some exhaustion and perhaps be unfocused. That is why you are encouraged to keep an open mind and heart in 2016, and just be focused on healing, forgiveness,  re-energising and renewing yourself through contemplation and meditation.  Self care is so important, so remember to honour your energies and ensure that you take time out to care for yourself and keep a happy harmonious balance between the time and energy you invest in others and the time and energy you invest in yourself.

The numerological energy of a year 9 encourages you to "spring clean" your work space, your home, your Facebook Friend list, and even yourself. This is not the year to harbour any residual emotional resentment against those who had done you wrong in the past. Empty your heart off grudges and keep it clean from hurt, disappointments and unfulfilled expectations.  De-cluttering will help pave the way for  you to accept new experiences in the following year.”

Did this resonate with you?

What Is In Store For 2017

2017 is generally governed by the numerological energy of the number 1.  1 promises a new beginning filled with possibilities.  It is a year where you can make a brand new start, once you have let go off the residual emotional negativity from 2016.  You are encouraged to wipe your slate clean, take on new perspectives, and believe in your personal power enough to embrace this new year, filled with  new adventures.  1 spells opportunities that you create. Do not wait for things to happen.  This is the year you will plant the seeds to manifesting the goals that you have been dreaming of.   With the skills and knowledge honed from the challenges of last year, you are definitely well-equipped to shape that vision for your own success. 

I love the phrase “Your Own Success”.  It has a ring of independence and self-reliance to it.  That again, leverages the numerological influence of the number 1.  2017 will provide you with the opportunities to shape your own destiny on your own terms.  You will start to take accountability for your own future, knowing that only you can influence your own desired outcomes, based on the choices you make.

The number 1 energy will imbibe a flicker of ambition within you to spark your attempts to turn your vision into an action plan this year.  Having stepped out of a challenging year, you are now ready to take control and be in that driver’s seat as you navigate your journey throughout 2017.

You will be ready to take on new challenges this year.  So remember, whatever you had undergone in 2016, must be left in 2016.  All the memories of the hurts, disappointments, fears, anger, and tears incurred in 2016, must not have a role in your new journey in 2017.  Let the negativity go and start walking forward with a positive mindset.

The Fool In Tarot

I liken the year 2017 to the Fool card in Tarot.  The Fool is a manifestation of unlimited potential, just on a cusp of a new journey, raring to go, and filled with so much courage to take on new adventures, with full trust in the Universe that he will be guided throughout his journey through a winding path.  He is ready to learn new skills, gain knowledge, and embrace new experiences that will contribute to his growth and development.  That is the mindset that you need to have, to take on 2017.


The Magician In Tarot

While the Fool kick starts that journey in Tarot, the Magician is numbered as 1 in a Tarot deck. The Magician represents the ability and the will to manifest your goals by welding your personal power, your boundless energy and your creativity.  The Magician is an affirmation of your ability to put all odds aside to create a new life cycle for yourself that is full of potential.   He is filled with so much optimism and hopes.  He is confident, and full of courage and a Never Say Die attitude.  He is willing to try new things, take risks, and step out of that comfort zone.

So in 2017, the Fool and the Magician are 2 Tarot cards that you should meditate on when you have any doubts about what the new year will bring.


Your Personal Year

While the year 2017 in general is governed by the numerological influence of number 1, each of you do have a personal year number that you need to be aware of to better navigate the new year.  To calculate your personal year, add your birth day, to your birth month, to this year.

So if your birth day is 21st February, the way to calculate your personal year would be:


2+1 +2 +2+0+1+7 = 15


Then add 1 and 5 to reduce it to a single number, and this will give you 6.  Your personal year is 6 if you are born on 21st February.

Incidentally, if you were born on 21st February, your Tarot year cards would be The Devil ( the number 15 card in a Tarot deck) and The Lovers ( the number 6 card in a Tarot deck).  There would be so much tips and advice that could be provided just through your personal year number and these Tarot year cards.  The one key takeaway I would offer those born on 21 February would be that, you do have a choice to let go of past negativity as you look to serving others in 2017.
Oh I love combining numerology and Tarot in my readings. 

 Understanding the numerological traits of your personal year and overlaying it with the numerological traits of the year 2017, as well as the interpretation of your Tarot year card will support your goals better as it would bring so much robust advice about the different learnings, experiences, lessons and purpose that they serve you this year.

 My contact details are below this blog post should you wish to get a comprehensive reading which includes an understanding of the impact of your personal year and your Tarot year card, and how they can support your goals better this year.

About The Writer:

The writer of this blog post is a marketeer by trade, and a tarot card reader by accident. She was awarded a Certified Professional Tarot Reader qualification from the Tarot Certification Board of America (TCBA) and is also a certified numerologist.  She is currently running a Tarot consultancy based in Singapore called Sun Goddess Tarot,  which provides confidential intuitive readings combining the metaphysical disciplines of Tarot, Numerology and Astrology via face to face and emails as well as readings at corporate and private events and workshops.  A member of the American Tarot Association (ATA) and the Tarot Association of the British Isles (TABI), she is also a reader for the Free Tarot Network and mentors Tarot protégés on behalf of the American Tarot Association