fire rooster 2017Hi Everyone, happy New Year!

Here are some of my observations and readings based on Tarot, Numerology, & Astrology for the year ahead…

A Fire- Filled Time:

In 2016, which was a 9 year (2+0+1+6=9), we experienced a process of purification and completion.

9 in Chaldean numerology links to the red planet Mars, which is a planet of drive and destruction.

And 2016 was the year of the Fire Monkey.

Due to those influences, it was a fire-filled year.

2017 is also a fiery year. It is a 1 year (2+0+1+7=10/1+0=1), and 1 in Chaldean numerology links to the Sun, which is a big ball of fire, essentially!

This will also be the year of the Fire Rooster.

Fire is transformative. It is creative as well as destructive. And so in these two years these are some of the themes we are experiencing.

wheel of fortune 10 2017New Beginnings:

Since 2017 is a 10 year, and 0 is an amplifying number, the influence of 1 is magnified. 1 is the beginning of a whole new 9 year cycle. And since we have the influence of the Sun and the Rooster, which heralds in the dawn, this also amplifies the energies of beginnings for all of us.

In Tarot, the 10th Major Arcana card is The Wheel of Fortune. This indicates the “turning of the wheel”, and indeed, fortune. This card is also linked to Jupiter, the planet of fortune, growth and expansion.

Jupiter and the Sun are both benevolent “planets”. Our new cycle has the blessings of these forces – but there are challenges ahead as well, since we are in a transitional time, and a time of transformation. With any changes there tend to be challenges. But be assured that we also have some beneficent influences on our side as well!

Tarot Messages for 2017:

In this New Year reading for the collective I used the “Opening of the Key” spread, which essentially involves the whole deck.

But the main cards were:

  • Judgment
  • Strength
  • 2 of Cups/Love
  • 2 of Pentacles/Harmonious Change

And here are the messages that came through…

The keywords for the year are: Balance. Courage. Heart- Center. Love.

Balance is not found on stable ground. It is actually found when the ground is unstable and breaking. Since this is a time of change, we may find ourselves struggling to find our footing.

Be courageous. Be in your heart. Be in love. That will be your anchor.

fire hands - 2017 forecastAs mentioned before, there is a benevolent energy influencing the year ahead, but also challenges. Some of us may even feel at times like we are under a pressure cooker.

Again, be in your heart and be courageous.

And by courageous, I mean being having the warrior’s heart and spirit of endurance. That will balance and center you.

We are awakening. We are awakening to the lies, deceptions and illusions that we have been told by others, and the ones that we have told ourselves.

Some may feel resistant to changing old ways, but it is important that you let go of old ways that no longer serve you. Let go of the illusions. Because if you don’t, things will unnecessarily be so much harder for you.

Some of us may want to rush ahead. But it is better to plan and dream before taking steps.

And some of us may be quite serious. But try to have a sense of play and adventure. Follow your passions this year!

Tarot Reading for January:

And finally, here is a Tarot reading for some guidance on our first month of the year!

  • 10 of Pentacles/Wealth
  • The Devil (reversed)
  • Knight of Pentacles (reversed)

The 10 of Pentacles signifies the transitional point we are in. We have manifested things in our lives for the last 9 years. Now we can analyse what we value, and see if our values have changed. From there, we can decide what to filter out and what to keep on with as we move forward into our new cycle.

The Devil reversed shows that this is a month to focus on getting unstuck and releasing ways that have restricted us. The roots of our limitations may be very deep.

Shadow work and hidden levels of our consciousness are also strongly indicated as parts to explore at this time.

The Knight of Pentacles signifies starting the first steps and putting the leg work in for our aims- however, since it is reversed, it is facing backwards. This indicates that before taking your first steps, evaluate.

Look to the first two cards and their messages before moving forward. We have time. Use it to make proper decisions. There is no need to rush.

Thank you for reading, and I am wishing you all blessed new beginnings!

Much Love,


Wheel of fortune image above by Kim Krans from the Wild Unknown tarot deck.

About Ellie Brucia

Ellie Brucia is a tarot & oracle card reader, sound healer and lover of plant magic. She has recently published a plant-based, magical cookbook called “Cooking Up Magic”. Also known as The Mer Priestess, she offers sound healing events in London and tarot readings for clients online and in-person that help to promote spiritual, personal development.

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