Card 1: January: King of Swords, reversed
Standard meaning: Evil intentions, an obstinate person, decisions or judgments may seem unfair
My interpretation: The first month of the year may be a trying time for you as those around you continue to treat you unfairly. Do your best to protect yourself and remember that some battles cannot be won, simply out-lasted.
Card 2: February: Nine of Swords, reversed
Standard meaning: Healing over time, unselfishness, patience, good news of a loved one
My interpretation: By this month the worst will have passed and you will begin to heal your self and the situations you find yourself in. The worst of the conflict has passed and now patience and steadfastness will see you through.
Card 3: March: 6 – The Lovers, reversed
Standard meaning: Unreliability, separation, frustration in love, fickleness, untrustworthy
My interpretation: Consider carefully who you allow into your life and relationships in this month. You may find that they have unrealistic expectations or are simply unable to do what they say they will. Consider re-evaluating your own relationship expectations so you can more clearly communicate them.
Card 4: April: Two of Swords, reversed
Standard meaning: Release, beware when dealing with the unscrupulous
My interpretation: Again, use caution when choosing people to stand around you. This month may seem to flow easily by, but simplicity can be a deception. Watch your step carefully, especially when you are celebrating a perceived victory or achievement.
Card 5: May: Page or Pentacles
Standard meaning: Scholar, generosity, kindness, a careful person, learning new ideas/opinions
My interpretation: As spring blooms, be open to learning from those whom you have kept around you through the troubled early spring. As you may be undertaking a journey, either physical on simply of learning, the knowledge of true friends and mentors will be or great assistance to you.
Card 6: June: Ace of Wands, reversed
Standard meaning: Selfishness may spoil the venture, setbacks for a new enterprise, a journey may be put off, a lack of determination
My interpretation: As you see this journey approaching you will feel drawn to delay its beginning. On the surface of your thoughts you may rationalize and believe you have reasons for pausing. Consider looking deeper than your surface feelings to find your deeper concerns about beginning this journey.
Card 7: July: Four of Pentacles, reversed
Standard meaning: Some earthly possessions may be lost, obstacles or delays in business affairs, a spendthrift.
My interpretation: July is going to be a difficult month financially. Paying closer attention to money through the previous months may make this month easier. The obstacles from June may be carried over as well; look for reasons beyond the obvious.
Card 8: August: Ten of Cups
Standard meaning: A happy family life, true friendships, lasting happiness
My interpretation: The end of summer will bring about new and lasting friendships that will sustain you through the rest of your trials. Look to your home and enjoy the people you find there; they will be your true friends that will continue to stand with you.
Card 9: September: Six of Swords, reversed
Standard meaning: Journey will be postponed, no way out of present obstacles or difficulties
My interpretation: If you continue on your present path the delays that may have been overcome in the summer will be set in stone by the beginning of the fall. The decisions will no longer rest with you.
Card 10: October: Four of Swords
Standard meaning: Rest after strife, retreat, temporary exile, a change back to the "active life"
My interpretation: Consider taking the setback of September and re-imagine it as a rest-stop instead. It will have been a rough summer and you need to re-charge your emotional batteries.
Card 11: November: Four of Cups
Standard meaning: Reevaluation, a dissatisfaction with success, kindness may come from others
My interpretation: As the holiday season approaches be aware of those that help you. Use their assistance as you take the time to re-evaluate your game plan. There may be loss, but try not to get too lost in your own head; a new plan is necessary.
Card 12: December: King of Pentacles, reversed
Standard meaning: Materialistic, slow to anger, 'head is on the ground", bribes
My interpretation: December will be about money and not necessarily in a good way. There is too much between now and then and too many financial decisions that lie outside of your control for me to get a clearer picture.
Card 13: Year in General: Three of Pentacles
Standard meaning: Reward for skills or abilities, approval, success through effort
My interpretation: When you have the opportunities to show your skills and present your abilities you will be recognized for it. Use this to your advantage.