I do this spread every year for myself and friends & family members. You can start any day of the week. You don’t need to wait until it’s January 1st to start a year spread. Each card represents 1 month. Write down the name of each card and some short keywords what this card means to you. Card 13 says something about your personal theme for the whole year.
At the time you do this spread you won’t be able to get any useful information for this moment but after the month is over look back at what you have experienced and if the cards were right.
It’s amazing to keep this spread in your personal Tarot journal. Write down each month what you’ve experienced and if the card was correct. At the end of the year, it’s amazing to look back at your year and see what you’ve been through.