Strange Magic Podcast

Episode 1: The Card of the Year / Your Card of the Year

Episode Summary

Before we begin, please note that this episode was recorded before the SCOTUS confirmation hearings. The card of this year is Justice (Major Arcana 11). Yeah. Topical, right? In any case, join us as we discuss how to calculate your Soul Card, your Year Card and THE Card of the Year - what it means, controversies, karma, what justice is? Do we get justice through punishment and revenge, or through restoration of balance. We’d love to hear your thoughts via our Social Media pages.

Episode Notes

Before we begin, please note that this episode was recorded before the SCOTUS confirmation hearings. The card of this year is Justice (Major Arcana 11). Yeah. Topical, right?

In any case, join us as we discuss how to calculate your Soul Card, your Year Card and THE Card of the Year - what "card of the year" means, controversies, karma, what justice is? Do we get justice through punishment and revenge, or through restoration of balance. We’d love to hear your thoughts via our Social Media pages.





Technical Stuff:

To calculate THE card of the year, add up the numbers of the year: 2 + 0 + 1 + 8 = 11 = Justice, and some people then reduce 11 down to 1 + 1 = 2 = the High Priestess.

To calculate YOUR card of the year, one way of doing it is to add your birth month (for example, April = 4) plus your birth day (let’s say, April 11th = 11) and then add it to the number of THIS year. So: 4 + 11 + 2 + 0 + 1 + 8 = 26 . Then you reduce the number to correspond to the Major Arcana, so 2 + 6 = 8

A great resource to find out more about calculating the card of the year and tarot numerology is Mary K. Greer’s Tarot Constellations: Patterns of Personal Destiny published in 1987 by Newcastle Publishing Co.






Vocab:

Major Arcana - The 22 archetypal cards (numbers 0 through XXI) that make a tarot deck a tarot deck rather than just a deck of playing cards.

Numerology - a system of divination where numbers correspond to mystical meanings.

Archetypes - an overarching pattern of behavior or a “way things happen”, specifically refers to religion, mythology, symbols, literature and art. See also Carl Jung.

Keys - the keys of the tarot are the tarot cards themselves but most often refer to the Major Arcana. They’re called keys because they open up portholes to new ways of thinking.

Correspondences - within the occult, objects, symbols, astrological signs, elements, metals, crystals and many other objects and signs relate to each other through a system known as correspondences. For instance, Major Arcana 3, the Empress, corresponds to the planet Venus.

BOGO - Buy One Get One.






Get Involved


If you’re interested in getting more involved politically, here are some ideas for places you can start. Remember, witches aren’t just about love, light and meditation; we get active in the world and work on behalf of justice for all beings.

RAICES: support every aspect of legal aid for immigrant families: https://www.raicestexas.org/#donate

BLM: https://blacklivesmatter.com/resources/

RAINN - Nationals Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline: https://www.rainn.org/about-national-sexual-assault-telephone-hotline

Immediate Midterm election actions:

Canvassing is an especially effective approach, and although initially terrifying, it can be, dare we say… fun?!: Swing Left https://swingleft.org + Sister District https://www.sisterdistrict.com provide infrastructure, scripts, etc

Textbanking: https://www.openprogress.com/text-troop/

Postcarding: https://postcardstovoters.org

Bake sales (for real!): http://www.bakeamericagreat.org





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