Let’s be honest, 2020 and 2021 have hardly been great years, have they? We need to look forward to something better in 2022, surely. So I asked the cards about the coming year, using my Luminary spread.
The first card I drew was the centre, or Sun card, which was the 2 of wands, and which I associate with the second decanate of Aries ruled by the Sun.
Overall I think 2022 will be a year of important decisions for us all and the key will be to make that choice. Anything decided next year will have a long term effect on the world and ourselves as individuals. I think we will have to decide what truly is central or fundamental in our lives.
The second card to the top left is the Moon card; here I drew the Star, number 17 of the major arcana. The Moon is our home, emotions, feelings, family relationships and the Star is very positive here. I think we will all be generally concentrating more on our feelings, our family and relationships, appreciating them and getting more out of what is already surrounding us at home and to hand.
Card 3 is the Mars card and here I drew The Fool. Mars represents our actions, what we must do. With this I think we should be encouraged to do something new and rather different, to start new projects and to do those things we may have been putting off for too long. Let’s get creative.
Card 4 at the top is the Mercury card, representing our minds, siblings, local environment, travel and the media. The Queen of Wands here, which I correspond to Sagittarius, suggests to me that the restrictions that have been put on us in regard to travel and associations with those around us will certainly lift through this year. This card is more of free spirit and highly positive. We should also see big changes in the way the news media works.
At the bottom is the Jupiter card, which is to do with our philosophy, religion, long distance travel. Here we have one of my favourite cards, the King of Swords, whom I associate with Aquarius. This card is assured in what he knows, works swiftly, yet with justice. I think long distance travel restrictions will go along with the more local ones. This will also be an important year spiritually, during which we see something of the beginning of a revival in traditional religious belief and philosophy.
The Venus card is at the bottom left position and here there is the Knight of Swords, which I view as Libra. Venus in astrology shows how we relate in general, and how our sense of worth is pitched. I think we will all be reassessing what is most valuable to us, and I think relationships will come right at the very top. After two years of suffering, we need not be surprised by this!
The final card is the Saturn card at the bottom right position. Here I drew the Four of Coins, or the first decanate of Taurus ruled by Venus. The Saturn position is to do with outcomes, practicalites and limitations. The Four of Coins here suggests that in financial and security terms, 2022 will be a much better year, certainly much better than we might be expecting right now. By the year’s end we may all, in general, be feeling much more secure and looking forward to a future that promises greater abundance.
*Copyright Terrence 2021