Here's Your Tarot Card Reading For 2017

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Now that the ball has dropped and 2016 has officially come to a close, many people are alternating between relief to see this year end and apprehension about what 2017 might bring.

But one thing is for sure: A lot will change this year. After all, we’ve got a new president coming into office, and he has a different agenda than the one who is leaving. How that will work out remains to be seen.

Thankfully, we can get a glimpse of what this year might bring — and how to make the most out of this uncertain time — by consulting the tarot. To start, you need to figure out the general theme for 2017. You can find that by adding up the numbers in the year itself (2+0+1+7). The result is 10. Ten corresponds to the Wheel of Fortune, which means that 2017 will be governed by the Wheel.

Read ahead to find out what that entails, and what else the tarot has to say about 2017.

(And if you're in the market for a tarot deck to start off your year, here are some great options.)
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This year's theme: Wheel of Fortune

In tarot, the Wheel of Fortune symbolizes a turning point. What goes up must go down, and what goes down must go up. We're taking a new direction, and this adjustment has been coming for some time — the seeds of change were planted long ago. Momentum is gathering, and we must learn to roll with and react to this energy, no matter how uncertain it may feel.

This year will be a game-changer, and those who are willing to initiate could impact the world in a big way, both good and bad. As the saying goes, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

So how can the tarot help us do that when everything feels fated and out of our hands? Click ahead to see the three cards I pulled for 2017, which reflect the present, the future, and what exactly you should do.
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The present: Two of Cups

The key to initiating positive change is teamwork. When we partner up for a common cause, we are more powerful. Find like-minded people and start looking for ways to foster constructive change during these uncertain times.

Keep in mind that it's also important to make an effort to communicate with people who don’t see things the way you do. If you can meet people where they are, you are more likely to understand where they are coming from — even if you can't see eye to eye. That leads to empathy, and empathy leads to compassion. And compassionate change benefits all.
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The future: The Devil

There will be times this year when you may feel powerless. You may look at some of the stuff that is happening out there and feel scared. Just remember: In darkness, all it takes is one match to light up the whole room. Don't let fear take root in your heart. Instead, confront it, no matter how frightening it seems. Don't allow hate or fear to win.
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What you should do: Page of Wands

The Page of Wands is a messenger, so take this as your cue to speak up in 2017. Express yourself fully and plant new seeds — seeds of inspiration and hope. If others are not willing to put themselves out there, take the lead and set the example. Any positive action you take, even a small one, can yield big results.

The aforementioned Wheel is turning, which means it’s your turn to do something. It's said that fortune favors the brave, so above all, be brave in 2017. It's needed now more than ever.


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