Global Year Card 2020: The Emperor In The Tarot

the emperor in the tarotThe Emperor in the Tarot (key 4 in the Major Arcana) is our planet’s year card for 2020 based on numerology (2+0+2+0 = 4).

This card symbolises power and control issues in both beneficial and challenging ways.

For many people, the world has become an unsettling place – fascist leaders taking control, inequality, rise in crime, radical climate change activism, environmental catastrophes around the world, the sheer volume of plastic waste, unsustainable consumption, war in the Middle East, fake news, political corruption and gaslighting…

It all started in 2017, the Wheel of Fortune year, in which Trump took office in the White House.

Since then, our heads have been spinning caused by a dazzling speed of change beyond our control.

But 2020 is the year of the Emperor – a reminder we need to step back into our power and become leaders of light and hope in our families, communities, at work, in our relationships and also for ourselves.

This means we have to get fully engaged with the world, get active, speak up and debate, join and support groups to contribute towards making a difference.

Taking responsibility that we are all to blame for the state of the world, and now it’s time to make amends by radically changing our ways.

The Emperor has a vision of where he wants to be in the future. He is passionate, ambitious, driven and doesn’t shy away from confrontation.

He is in control by making plans and getting organised.

He is creating a solid foundation – a springboard – from which he can progress, move forward and grow.

At a global level during 2020, we will see more people questioning old structures and institutions (Meghan and Harry, Iran protests…). This will continue into 2021, the year of the Hierophant.

There will be power struggles between governments and new grassroot movements demanding change.

The dark side of the Emperor will show up, and we have to face it head on: narcissism and control issues.

Look at neo-fascist populist leaders taking control all over the world by spreading misinformation and character assassinations on a global scale through social media.

The population is being controlled by lack of funding for education. The government doesn’t want our children to become digitally intelligent. This would expose government’s lies and damage their power.

We have to take education (including critical thinking and fact-checking) in our own hands.

The Emperor is linked to the zodiac sign Aries – what will be started, may not necessarily come to a conclusion.

Projects borne out of passion or anger may be aborted midway due to intense emotions diminishing, lack of interest, energy, a short attention span.

Without a good plan and preparation, even the best intentions and ideas despite enthusiasm may not lead to anything and just dissipate.

I’m watching the Labour leadership election and development of Extinction Rebellion with the Emperor in mind. How is the Emperor energy reflected in your part of the world?

The Emperor is this year’s global year card, which means that while this masculine, yang energy has a strong influence on our personal lives, it also works combined with our personal year cards.

The global year card represents our external influences – opportunities and challenges, global events and developments we cannot control.

Our personal year card represents internal energy – strengths, weaknesses, attitudes, beliefs, values, choices, desires, our actions and responses to global year card energies.

How does your personal year card interact with the current global year card?

Take these three steps to start exploring:

1. What’s your first impression when looking at both cards together?
2. What element/s are represented? (earth, air, fire, water…)
3. What astrological correspondences? (planets, zodiac)

Elements and astrological correspondences can give you an indication, whether your combination is friendly, supportive, neutral, conflicting or challenging.

You can then explore how to harness, resolve and align these energies to your advantage.

This work isn’t done in a day. It’s an ongoing project that lasts a whole year.

Over on Patreon, we will check up on a monthly basis, how the Emperor is influencing global developments, which is just one of many mindful tarot activities you can participate in as a member.

Learn more about membership HERE. I’d love to welcome you to my Patreon community. Together, we can grow strong.

Warmest wishes,

Christiane

 

22 Side Effects You Experience When Learning The Tarot

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High Priestess, Housewives Tarot

If you are interested in learning the Tarot, you need to be aware of some serious side effects you may encounter.

You see, learning the Tarot isn’t about memorising card meanings. It’s actually living the whole damn thing every day and every moment.

It’s a way of life.

It’s about doing a lot of inner work that turns your insides out and puts it all back together again, but differently.

It’s breaking and healing.

If you think that spiritual awakening is all love n light, you’re mistaken. If you don’t confront and deal with your darkness, you just live in an illusion.

But worry not. The side effects you experience when learning the Tarot will help you become a better person and live your best life.

Here are the most commonly experienced side effects as reflected in the 22 cards of the Major Arcana:



The Fool: You start to discover new aspects of yourself.

The Magician: You realise anything is possible.

The High Priestess: You learn to access your inner wisdom.

The Empress: You become more creative.

The Emperor: You feel empowered.

The Hierophant: Amongst family and friends you start to feel a bit of an outsider…

The Lovers: …but you will also meet like-minded souls and make new friends.

The Chariot: You will leave your comfort zone behind…

Strength: …and have the courage and passion to persevere.

The Hermit: You start enjoying your solitude.

Wheel of Fortune: You worry less about what you cannot control.

Justice: You learn to balance logic with intuition when making important choices.

The Hanged Man: You begin to see the world differently.

Death: You become a new person.

Temperance: You stress less and live more in the flow.

The Devil: You recognise and deal with the dark stuff in your life.

The Tower: You question everything.

The Star: You begin to see the bigger picture.

The Moon: You will fall in love with the moon.

The Sun: You realise that happiness is a choice, and confidence is a daily practice.

Judgement: You rise above drama.

The World: You look back at your life and see how far you have come.

These are only 22 side effects most people will experience, but there are also reports of reduction in anxiety and depression when exposed to the tarot over a long period.

Have you experienced any side effects not listed here? Let me know!

Warmest wishes,

Christiane

Summer Time Out

Summertime easy livingSchool holidays, a heatwave in the UK, spending time with family and friends, going places…it’s time for a break from the virtual world.

Although I’ll still be responding to enquiries, do e-mail readings and reply to submitted course exercises, I won’t be updating my blogs until I return from my Buddhist retreat holiday at the end of August.

Please note that I won’t have access to the internet from 23 – 31 August 2013, so in that time I cannot respond to any emails, reading requests or course enrolments. 

In the meantime, you can catch up with a selection of my articles published over recent months, which have proven popular:

On my journal blog:

1. Learning your Life Lessons Tarot Spread

2. Raising your Vibrations with Tarot

3. How to write a Tarot Haiku

4. Overcoming Loneliness

On my Tarot for Business blog:

1. 22 Business Quotes Inspired by the Tarot

2. The Zen Law of Attraction

3. The High Priestess in Business

4. How to Increase your Productivity

And of course please feel free to check out recent posts and categories as listed in the right column of this blog.

Are there are any specific topics you would like me to cover in forthcoming posts?

Although I already have plenty of material in the pipeline, please don’t hesitate to let me know, what you would like to read on my websites, e.g. tarot tutorials, how to’s, card interpretations, professional tarot etc.

Please do share your suggestions and ideas in the comment box below.

I’d love to hear from you!

Wishing you a glorious Summer, and to my all my friends and readers Down Under have a cosy and peaceful Winter.

Christiane

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Summer Break

We are in the middle of the summer holidays, and it’s time for me to take a little break and recharge my batteries.

I won’t be online much, but instead get out and about on a magickal mystery tour with sonny boy, go for walks, day trips, visit new place and take photos (for my Tarot of Quotes!).

On my list of sights to see are Hadrian’s Wall, Lindisfarne Island, Bamborough Castle and the Lake District.

I don’t care what the weather will be like (you need to have this level of climate tolerance in the UK 🙂 ). It will be fabulous even if it rains!

So, while I’m away, here are some articles you might find interesting:

I will be launching my brand new Tarot Astrology course at the end of August.

Make sure you are on my mailing list, so you will get notified of the special introductory offer!

Last but not least, here is my latest venture: Tarot for Business. Please check it out, if you are interested in applying the Tarot to your working life and transform it along the way.

Wishing you a Magickal Summer!

Christiane  

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New Beginnings

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My first version of the Fool

It’s all new here at Cosmic HQ

New beginnings indeed!

My old website has been transferred to this shiny new WordPress blog.

More changes will come, and plenty of new tarot services and information.

The image you can see here is from my deck-in-progress The Tarot of Quotes.

I have already created a few more images, which you can view here.

If you are interested in a Tarot reading, visit my email readings page for options and check out the sample reading.

Curious about learning Tarot? Find out about how we can work together.

Want some freebies? Check out my free resources.

Until next time,

Christiane

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