2021 will be a year of nurturing old wounds and emerging victoriously after a long period of struggle or challenges. In this reading, you will discover in depth details of what the new year has in store for you.
The Celtic Cross is one of the most popular tarot spreads. It offers a look at the bigger picture at a situation. For this reading, we are taking a look at what lies ahead for us in 2021. After such a strange, uncomfortable, eye-opening, year for many of us, we can now look forward to new beginnings and starting fresh in 2021.
This tarot card reading provides a general overview of the year ahead and what we can anticipate to experience in the new year. In this reading you'll discover:
What tensions, obstacles, or additional energies you'll experience
Past influences on the new year
What qualities to focus on improving in 2021
Hopes and fears
The likely outcome of 2021
I know we're all ready to say goodbye to 2020 and hello to a fresh start in 2021. Continue reading below to see what 2021 has in store for us!
2021 Celtic Cross Reading
Our Present State: Wheel of Fortune, Reversed
Reversed, the Wheel of Fortune indicates that things have come to a standstill, or, perhaps, closure. Be aware whether you are trying to resist fate. Anything you are trying to avoid now will come back to haunt you in the new future. Consider the immediate and long-term effects of your actions.
In numerology, the number 10 symbolizes growth and repetition. When the digits are added together, the number reduces to 1, the number of unity, beginnings, and power. The Wheel of Fortune is always turning. It is the circle of life in which pieces of ourselves and our lives are destroyed and created anew. The Wheel of Fortune is associated with Jupiter, the planet of abundance and expansion.
Tensions, Obstacles, or New Energies in 2021: Six of Wands
Six of Wands is the result of managing to survive the constructive competition and chaotic energy of the Five of Wands. In the uncertain environment of the Five of Wands, your talents were put to the test, your skills were refined through trial and error, and your fortitude was revealed. Through these unprecedented times, you created new ways of being in the world, interacting in your family, job, or community.
In the Six of Wands, you see a figure who has emerged victorious from a struggle or some kind of battle. The Six of Wands can indicate a new level of mastery, one that is being validated by those around you. Your achievement or victory likely benefits many people and earns you wide support, respect, success, and validation. Your efforts have paid off and you can enjoy the benefits of success in 2021.
In numerology, 6 symbolizes harmony, integration, and passivity. You will experience intimate harmony and integration with another person, cause, ideals, or beliefs. You are humbled by this experience and become "passive" in the sense of getting out of your own way to openly receive the gifts of love. Six of Wands is associated with Jupiter in Leo, validating that you are able to get through times of darkness and challenges. You are also the light in the dark for others, helping them see their unique spark when they are blind to it.
Foundation or Subconscious Influence: Nine of Swords
Due to the unprecedented times 2020 has brought upon us, you still may feel caught up in anxiety, stress, insomnia, and panic going into 2021. Remember that this is completely okay and understandable. 2020 was not anywhere near what you had expected going into a new decade. Your fear or anxiety might still feel amplified, or you may be dwelling on past failures. Try your best not to let your negative thoughts and emotions cloud your vision of the current situation. Do everything you can to get grounded and feel connected to yourself again.
In numerology, 9 symbolizes meditation and completion. This is a reminder that meditation is an important grounded technique to feel more connected to your higher self, just like The Hermit in the Major Arcana. Nine of Swords is associated with Mars in Gemini, indicating you may feel like you're moving a thousand miles an hour, mentally, emotionally, or physically with whatever is consuming you. Take some time to find ways to ground yourself at the start of each day to help pave a smooth path for the day ahead.
Past Influences on the Present: Seven of Cups, Reversed
Reversed, Seven of Cups affirms your composure and your ability to resist fantasy. You may be offered a momentarily tempting opportunity for money, status, or intimacy, but you are able to read between the lines and favor a more realistic path.
In numerology, 7 symbolizes spirituality and tests. Remember, you are filled with and driven by a spiritual purpose, and you can cleverly navigate the tests and challenges that crop up along the way. Seven of Cups is associated with Venus in Scorpio, meaning it will be a time of intense passion and intimacy.
Top of Mind Considerations: Four of Cups
The Four of Cups can indicate a time of reflecting, daydreaming, meditating, and quietude. Like the figure in this card sitting under a tree, you enjoy a rest. However, if you stay in this state of mind you might become stagnated or bored. You may feel restless, yet unwilling to take action to change your situation. Just as the figure in this card ignores the goblet being offered to them, you ignore opportunities.
The advice of this card is to enjoy a break without slowing down so much that you become apathetic - a state from which it is difficult to return without a rude awakening.
In numerology, 4 symbolizes material achievement, structure, and order. Four of Cups is associated with the Moon in Cancer, which allows you to be empathetic, compassionate, and even psychic. Don't lose touch with these qualities when you take a break from your normal routine.
Near Future: Page of Swords, Reversed
Gossip rules the reversed Page of Swords. In the near future a situation may arise where you become very self-conscious about your reputation or fearful of social perceptions. Or, you may spread gossip about someone to tarnish their reputation and manipulate them. Don't allow gossipers, or the temptation to gossip, shape the way you think. You are better than this.
The Page of Swords is associated with the Air signs - Libra, Aquarius, and Gemini. Air signs are generally known for being spontaneous, optimistic, bold, charismatic, imaginative, and risk-taking. At their worst, they can be restless, careless, impulsive, unpredictable, and cynical.
How You See Yourself: Six of Cups, Reversed
2021 may challenge you to stay present. You may get caught up with focusing on bad memories from your past or viewing your past with rose-colored glasses. Whatever memories are coming up for you, happy or unhappy, it is important to stay present in your life and not allow your past to trap you.
In numerology, 6 symbolizes harmony, integration, and passivity. Remember to get out of your own way to be open to receive gifts and opportunities from the universe. Six of Cups is associated with the Sun in Scorpio - raw ambition. People under the Sun in Scorpio know what they want in life and will not take no for an answer. Use this raw ambition to help keep you grounded and present.
Environmental and Social Influences of 2021: Queen of Cups
The Queen of Cups indicates a time in your life in which your dashed hopes from 2020 are able to heal. The Queen of Cups is compassionate and able to make the people they talk to feel seen, nurtured, loved. Your environmental and social influences of 2021, whether it's through people around you, or through yourself, will be influenced by this nurturing ability.
The Queen of Cups is associated with Gemini and Cancer. Gemini people have an intellectual nature and Cancer a highly emotional one. Together, this combination brings out the best qualities in people - imagination, enchantment, wonder, and curiosity.
Hopes and Fears: The Magician, Reversed
A fear you may have in 2021 is being charmed by someone who wants to take advantage of you. Make sure you are only completing projects with integrity and the means to achieving your goals are living up to the intended integrity of your project.
Alternatively, if you are feeling stuck and powerless, focus on the vision you want to achieve. You may be stuck because you are only focusing on conventional routes. Think of alternate routes or resources that are available to you. Don't be afraid to strike out on your own in order to achieve your goals. Make your own path, it will be worth the short-term period of confusion. Remember, we don't grow in our comfort zones!
In numerology, 1 symbolizes unity and power. The Magician has incredible power to manifest and create whatever vision comes to mind. They tap into all available resources and inspiration to put plans into action. The Magician's element is actually quintessence, the alchemical denotation of the divine spirit that fills all four natural elements with life. Mercury is The Magician's astrological counterpart. Like The Magician, Mercury is the planet that helps everyday logistics, transportation, and communication go smoothly.
Likely Outcome of 2021: Ten of Swords, Reversed
Reversed, Ten of Swords indicates that the beginning of a new life awaits you. Everything happens for a reason and it's time to release the pain you've felt from 2020 to start fresh on a new path. These challenges you've faced have made you stronger, and even though it may be hard to see right now, are helping you become the person you want to be. It's important to not mask your hurt or pain, as this will only hinder your growth process. Take time to allow yourself to heal old wounds and start fresh in 2021.
In numerology, 10 symbolizes beginnings and endings. 2021 is all about beginning a new chapter and ending (or cutting off) any toxic influences from 2020. Ten of Swords is associated with Mercury in Virgo. This allows you to be laser-focused to analyze the details so you can get rid of what proves to no longer be useful or practical.
2021 will truly be the year where you emerge victoriously after a long battle in 2020. You are stronger, wiser, and more motivated this year. You will not allow your anxiety or stress to consume you, or let any temptations ruin your path to success. There may be a period of rest, but you know better than to get too comfortable and ignore potential opportunities. Throughout the year you may find it hard to stay present, as past memories may cloud your mind, but through loving nurturing, you will overcome this. Don't be afraid to create your own path to follow your dreams. You may feel limited with your resources, but if you dig a little deeper, you will find a way. 2021 will be a year of new beginnings, gratitude, kindness, love, adventure, and success.
"Happy new dreams. Happy new days. Happy new desires. Happy new ways. Happy new year. Happy new you."