A new calendar year is upon us. As with all Cartomancers there is a new year reading done. Many readers use a Zodiac style layout placing a card in each of the 12 positions in a circle using the traditional months. A 13th card is drawn as a synthesis of the energy of the year and placed in the center.
The starting point or the placement of the first card for January on the Wheel of the Year is usually consistent with the system one is aligned with. There are no hard and fast rules. Wii do not use the placement as shown above.
The reading does not have to be done exactly on the first day of the year but the energy is strongest in the first 7 days or week of the incoming year.
Note: The layout image in the post was taken from the Internet and has a copyright stamp on it.