The 12 month new year oracle spread

Happy New Year!

A great way to start any new year is doing a simple 12 month new year oracle spread to give you insight into the upcoming year. I usually do this spread on New Year’s Day but you can do it anytime during the year.

Start by getting centered. Ask your guides, angels and spiritual teachers for guidance and protection during your reading. Start shuffling your cards. I prefer to use a larger deck, like the Fairy Tarot Cards, since I feel like it helps give a broader view but any oracle card deck will work. While you’re shuffling, hold the intention to receive guidance and insight into the upcoming year.

Once you feel complete, you’re going to pull 13 cards – one for each month and one for the total outcome. You can pull cards in any method you like. Some people like to cut the deck into three piles, left to right, and select from the top. Some fan out the cards and pick cards randomly. Others cut the deck once and pull from the top that way. Use whatever method feels best for you. There is no right or wrong way. I’ve used each of these methods with accurate results.

As you pull cards, you’re going to lay them out in such a way that you know which card represents what. When doing the 12 month new year oracle spread, I like to lay the cards out in a circle (see diagram below) starting at the one o’clock position and working my way around in a clockwise fashion, putting the 12th card at 12 o’clock and the outcome card in the middle. Again, do what works for you. Just decide before you lay out the cards which card will represent what.

12 month new year spread

1st card – represents the month of January.
2nd card – represents the month of February.
3rd card – represents the month of March.
4th card – represents the month of April.
5th card – represents the month of May.
6th card – represents the month of June.
7th card – represents the month of July.
8th card – represents the month of August.
9th card – represents the month of September.
10th card – represents the month of October.
11th card – represents the month of November.
12th card – represents the month of December.
13th card – represents the overall year in general/total outcome.

If you need clarity around a specific month, ask yourself the question (what you need more clarity on) and pull another card or two to sit beside the month’s card.

When I’m done with the spread, I like to write down the results in my journal so I can refer back to it throughout the year. I also like to review the spread at the end of the year to see how accurate it really was.

You’re turn. Do a the 12 Month New Year Oracle Spread and let me know how it works out for you (in the comments below).

Here are some decks that work well with this spread: