Sunday, January 03, 2010

Sunday Supplement ~ TAROT 2010

At the start of 2009 I drew three tarot cards and tried to interpret what they meant in the context of what 2009 held for the USA. (See here). The cards were Queen of Coins, 2 of Coins and Knight of Swords. I didn't do a very good job of interpreting them at that point, except in saying that the year wouldn't be as horrendous as many expected. It was horrendous for many individuals, personally - but there was no outbreak of WW3, cataclysmic environmental events, or serious pandemic. The Queen of Coins, with hindsight might have been a winking reference to Sarah Palin who somehow managed to keep herself in the spotlight all through 2009. Two of Coins - the juggling of economics. Knight of Swords - President Obama as Knight - but really needed to act as King to get things done - "It's good to be King!"

Well... let's see what three cards for 2010 will throw up. I shuffled and concentrated on the question "What do I need to know about 2010 in relation to the USA and Europe?"

2 of Swords
Page of Coins

Sigh of relief - no Lightning-Struck Tower, or Devil, or Moon cards! Those are cards I never like to see.

My first thoughts (which are supposed to be the best) were : A feeling of being at a crossroads, not sure how to proceed, then deciding to go ahead with something which might appear unwise, trusting intuition. This course results in a practical, though rather unexciting solution. No catastrophes then! The Fool card is by far the strongest of the three, being from the Major Arcana of the tarot. I'd guess that a feeling of flying by the seat of our communal pants will be the pervading atmosphere of 2010.

Here's a variety of interpretations of the three cards, for mixing and matching, and fitting to the context of the question I posed. These come from website

blocking emotions
denying true feelings
stifling a natural response
keeping another at arm's length
hiding distress
turning a deaf ear
being defensive
maintaining your cool
avoiding the truth
refusing to look at facts
pretending everything's fine
ignoring the warning signs
closing your eyes to what's going on
avoiding an unpleasantness
choosing not to know
being at a stalemate
feeling afraid to act
reaching an impasse
staying stuck
refusing to decide
being unwilling to rock the boat
staying on the fence

entering a new phase
striking out on a new path
expanding horizons
starting something new
beginning an adventure
going on a journey
heading into the unknown
being spontaneous
living in the moment
letting go of expectations
doing the unexpected
acting on impulse
feeling uninhibited
surprising someone
feeling carefree
having faith
trusting the flow
staying open
letting go of worry and fear
feeling protected and loved
living in joy
recapturing innocence
embracing folly
accepting your choices
taking the "foolish" path
pursuing a pipe dream
being true to yourself
taking a "crazy" chance
trusting your heart's desire


Have an Effect
make your plans real
mold the physical world
use your body
experience nature
achieve tangible results
act on your dreams
get events in motion
Be Practical
take a realistic approach
apply the tools at hand
find a solution that works
use common sense
stop daydreaming
work with what you have
concentrate on what's effective
Be Prosperous
draw to you what you need
increase your means
grow and expand
enrich yourself
go out to meet success
seek abundance
become secure
Be Trusting/Trustworthy
accept that the solution is well in hand
have faith in others
accommodate uncertainty
accept others at their word
keep your word
prove yourself dependable
stick by your commitments
establish credibility

Finally - a prediction which is very likely to prove accurate, weather-wise:
The twelve months...
Snowy, Flowy, Blowy,
Showery, Flowery, Bowery,
Hoppy, Croppy, Droppy,
Breeze, Sneezy, Freezy

(George Ellis)


Wisewebwoman said...

Who knows T?
There are so many variables, so much disillusionment, so much desensitization. We are all exhuasted.
I am staying away from global stuff this year, I'm going to focus on the small and the local unless my head is in danger of exploding. I hope not!
All blessings to you your Good Man.

Twilight said...

WWW ~~ That's a wise plan. I think if I did the same I'd be even more liable to experience explosion of the head. Local stuff here is even more annoying than global - if that's possible! :-(