The Year of the Hierophant

5: The Teacher from Ascension Tarot

The Year of the Hierophant. The year of the Teacher. The year of Awakening to your higher power and potential. The year for dedicating yourself to your spiritual path. This is the year that you will lay in-depth foundations for your spiritual knowledge and transformational journey.

You may already be feeling this energy surrounding you. A great stirring within you. The want to dive deeper into the unknown. To let go of that materialistic viewpoint and learn more about whom you are, why you are here, and what more is there to understand about the reality that you live in. There is more to life and you want to get to the bottom of what it means.

If you are already feeling this energy, you may have already started looking into courses, buying books, searching about new or certain topics, following certain people on social media, searching for a respected spiritual teacher to guide your way forward.

This is the year to make your spiritual practice something sacred for you, something of your own. Something that when times get tough you have this to help anchor you.

The Hierophant is the fifth card in the Major Arcana. He is the teacher of the deck and one that has clearly established belief systems, values, rituals, and traditions.

The Magician in the deck takes raw power and information from source and the universe and then manifests it into the 3d world. The Hierophant does something similar, taking that energy and sending it out into society or the community. Sharing knowledge and source information.

If you are looking for establishing traditions and new values in your life, seek the Hierophant to help you do so. His main focus is to help teach and share his knowledge through education and new information. If you are seeking to learn more about a certain subject make sure to go to one who is wise and well respected. Search until you know in your heart and gut that this is the right teacher for you.

The Hierophant is the link between the divine and you. The mediator between source and the women and men of this world.

What new tools or resources can you connect with and implement into your life for greater understanding?

This is the time to listen to your heart and allow your energetic pull to go towards the belief system that makes the most sense to you. Do not follow someone else’s beliefs if that does not make sense to you. Question everything but go in with an open mind.

It is time to take the hand of the Hierophant and allow him/her to take your hand and guide you in the right direction. He is the gateway between worlds.

Keywords: tradition, beliefs, teacher, counsel, community, conduit, guidance, education, and spiritual wisdom


In Numerology, the year 2021 signifies the number 5.

Numerology Number Six

5 represents the midpoint, the number in the middle of 1 and 9. A pivotal point in time. It represents a new beginning of some kind, decisions that must be made, creating movement forward no matter what that looks like, taking risks, and being versatile. There is a certain freedom in the number 5. It can go this way or that way. Regardless there will be without a doubt, Change. For some, this will be scary. For others a relief.

This year may be one of constant change in all aspects of your life and depending on how you look at this, this can be positive or negative. Thoughtless ness must be put to the side in order to see what is best for you. Acceptance is your way forward this year. Take it as it comes, see the positive in it, sit with it, and then move forward. Success in all aspects of your life this year will be found through acceptance of what is presented to you. If you decide to reject this change then life will be a lot harder than it has to be. The number five does not simply stay put in one place, it continues moving onward and forward.

This is the year to give yourself the gift of freedom, acceptance of what is and what will come your way, and to find the positive reasoning behind what and why things are happening the way that they are for you and those around you.

Keyword for the number 5 means Freedom


What to expect emotionally and in your relationships in 2021:

 You may find yourself in some disappointing situations where the heart is concerned. Feeling disappointed that a relationship or friendship did not work out the way that you wanted it to. Your initial reaction to situations of the heart will be to see the negative. To wallow in your own self-pity, wondering where you went wrong. You will feel a sense of regret at first. There will be a sense of grieving when thinking of certain people leaving your life.

The 5 of Cups from Ascension Tarot

There will also be a sense of not being able to let go of the past. Not being able to move forward from past mistakes and situations. Try to look at your life as half full rather than half empty.

This year with regards to your emotions will be all about the balance of emotions, acceptance for the things that you cannot change, and the freedom that you give yourself to see things from a different point of view. Rather than thinking about the things that you have lost or made mistakes doing, instead think about all the other great things that you have in your life. Change your perspective and change your life. If you are looking for love this year it may be a bit of a disappointment. You may not find the right person for you. Make sure that your expectations are not too high (meaning high enough that someone cannot even enter or ever be good enough) Instead focus your energy on creating the energy to manifest the right relationship for you into your life. Do not leave it up to fate; create the energy to support a loving relationship towards you.

If you are in a relationship and it is not going well or has not been going well for some time you may find that you decide to go separate ways this year or at least take a break from one another until both of you can do some work on yourself to be better for one another.

You may have been feeling alone and isolated within your relationship this past year, Communication is key this year with all relationships. Be open to seeing your partner’s point of view and give them the chance to do that for you.

Keywords– loss, regret, disappointment, grieving, self-pity, and the need for forgiveness, adjustment, and obsession

What to expect with your Thoughts this year:

This year will be a way of implanting a new thought system into your life. The way that you have been thinking is no longer working for you. You have hurt people in the past and you are ready to start seeing things in a new way. You no longer want to be that person, you want more from yourself and to be better for others.

The 5 of Swords from Ascension Tarot

You may find yourself always wanting to be right, always wanting to win for winning sake. You may feel like you have won but in reality, you have hurt a lot of people.

OR, You may find yourself in situations like these this year. Where others will need to be right and will want to win for the sake of winning regardless if they are actually right or wrong.

When trying to accomplish anything this year make sure that you do it with everything that you have but be merciful in the process. You may find that you do things in order to get ahead pushing forward regardless of how you treat others. Almost like a mentality of “do now, think later” about the consequences. Your price of winning may not have been worth the power you put into it, to get it done.

Accept defeat this year with honor. Do not allow yourself to get disillusioned, instead learn from your mistakes, take account of how you can be better and do better next time. Do not take to self-pity and over-analysis.

Pick your battles this year. You may be tempted to battle with the rest of them, but just know that they will get the best of you if you allow it. You may want to prove how right you are and how wrong they are. You do not have to battle every disagreement. Living a life of peace is a much nicer way to live. Agree to disagree.


Put the Ego away and live from your heart space, your 5th-dimensional chakra.

Keywords– Conflict, tension, loss, defeat, betrayal, disagreements, gossip, mistrust, ego.

What to expect with action and ideas this year:

The 5 of Wands from Ascension Tarot

Conflict and change will be apparent in your life this year. You will get the sense that everyone will want his or her views seen and heard. Almost like everyone is talking all at once and no one is actually listening. All you hear is shouting. Little progress is made this way.

This will be a year of taking the time to listen to everyone’s views before moving forward with decisions and implementing ideas. There is much benefit to listening to the ideas of others. Remember, as I stated earlier this year would be one where you must put your ego to the side. You do not know everything.

Change is coming whether you like it or not. The key is sifting through the scattered energy towards triumph where everyone feels like they were successful towards this change.

Where within you are you experiencing personal struggle and conflict? You have many different opinions and many different ways of doing things that are different than others. You are not right and you are not wrong. Others are not right and others are not wrong. You may have people around you that have strong views about what you should and should not do. It is important to listen to what they have to say but in the end, the decision is yours and yours alone. Remember, no matter what you do in this life there will always be someone that does not agree with what you have to say and what you do with your life.

Keywords– competition, delays, redirection of energy, independence, tension, conflict, fighting and arguing

What to expect this year in terms of Finance Career and material possession:

For some, this will be a year of financial loss, money issues, and potential poverty. This could mean anything from unemployment, loss of funds, illness, and solitude.

5 of Crystals from Ascension Tarot

In 2020 you were taught that money is best in the energy of flow. This year you will learn that possessiveness will lead you to solitude.

This year you will learn that greed leads to loss, anxiety, and second-guessing will lead to error.

This year is a year of spiritual gain. If what you are going after this year is “I just want money”, then this mindset will fail. But if you plan on gaining spiritual access and learning to be better and do better then the money that follows will be heightened because of your efforts due to learning more about yourself and helping others, NOT just for finacial gain. The energy this year does not support the greedy mindset.

There is no energy that will support greed and corruption this year. The corrupt and greedy will fall.

Anything that was not built upon a solid foundation will fall. All that was built upon a solid foundation will persevere.

If you are looking for work this year your challenge may not be if you are good enough but rather who you are competing against for the job. What sets you aside from them? What makes you the best person for the job? Highlight your best qualities. With the remnants of Covid still living amongst us, you may find it harder to find a job due to shutdowns and layoffs. You may experience a lack of employment or loss of a job.

If you are in a job right now you may experience more conflict than is normal for you. Emotional energy will be much higher this year with so many changes happening.

This will be a time to manage conflict in and around you so that you can be happier from within. You may want to leave your job, just make sure that you have a place to go in the process. Take your time in thinking this through. You may have to accept the things that you cannot change until you find something else.

You will without a doubt find yourself or someone that you know suffering hardships this year more than any other time in the coming years. Economic circumstances are scattered with much unknowing. Sacrifices will need to be made. Life changes will need to be made. Do not be afraid to ask for help and do not be afraid to offer others your help as well.

Keywords– isolation, worry, financial loss, poverty. Insecurity, hardship, lack-mindset

What to expect this year with regards to health and well-being

This year you may feel run down and tired. You may even feel like you do not want to take care of yourself in the best way that you know you have in the past. You may find yourself overeating, overindulging in alcohol or drugs. If you do not take care of yourself and this becomes routine you will find yourself having a harder time getting out of it.

Due to stress and negativity, you may feel more angry, irritated, and tense. All this strain will no doubt affect the way that you are treating yourself.

This can lead you to feel disappointed about yourself and going down a road of deeper despair. It is important to create balance in your life between the spiritual aspect of your life and your emotions.

To make sure that you are moving this energy and creating the best space for yourself this year create a ritual that you can do each day to be more healthy. This is a year of discipline and commitment to your self. Address what needs to change and be better so that you stay committed to your future success and health.

Aim to clear away any conflict that you endure, learn compassion and understanding towards self and others, learn to forgive, and learn to release negativity.

The Year of the Heirophant Advice to you

Accept the change that is inevitable. Accept the things that you cannot change.

Self-care is very important. Take care of yourself to the best of your abilities.

Create rituals in your life that bring you towards success in all areas of your life.

Be disciplined and committed to your life and the changes that will be happening. Always be prepared (like in Guides 🙂 )

Seek out like-minded people and communities to help you grow your spirituality. Find a teacher to help you grow. Invest in your new education so that you can grow into the highest version of yourself.

Show compassion and love towards self and others. Listen to what others have to say. Communicate, and learn to communicate better. Listen more, speak less. (remember! you do not know everything!)

Find the positive in everything that happens this year. If you can see what is about to happen with new eyes and eyes of positivity life will be that much easier for you.

Take your time to think about what you are doing and saying before you do them and say them.

Last Word of Contemplation

The last time that we saw the year of the Heirophant was in 2012.

I want you to think back to the year 2012, what was going on in your life?

What was unfolding then?

This year will be similar energy to this year.

Make sure that you are not making the same mistakes twice.

Learn from the past.

Follow-through will all ambitions and see it through to the end.

I wish you much love and light in the year 2021

Dani’el xox

The Year of the Hierophant 

Walking Meditation Tarot