This exercise allows you to generate a focus or intention for the year using a simple formula. Once you've identified your card of the year, write it below and set your main intention for the next fifty-two weeks.
1. Add the month of your birthday to the date of your birthday
example: (4) April 30 = 4 + 30 = 34
2. Add that number to the current year
example: 34 + 2017 = 2051
3. Add the numbers from the resulting number together
example: 2 + 0 + 5 + 1 = 8
4. Now find the card in the Major Arcana that correlates to that number.
example: The 8th card in the Major Arcana is Justice. In this example, the Card of the Year would be Justice.
Then really feel into what Your Card of the Year means to you before researching it and see if your feelings were right.
This fun little thing could be very informational on getting to know yourself, or even your purpose for the year and the energies surrounding it.
Have Fun! :D