Wednesday, August 16, 2006

An updated Tarot reading on the Middle East, as requested by Josh ;-))

I will stick to my beloved Voodoo Tarot of New Orleans (cross-referenced with the Tarot of Ceremonial Magick), since I don't even LIKE my own Tarot any more, although I still regard it as a valuable learning exercise; on the K.I.S.S. principle, I will keep it down to four cards, one for each leader, and one for the probable outcome... ;-))

Very weird cards... As in the previous reading (by Sepand), they contain no fire, and this time, no Major arcana, either!

1. Ehud Olment (Israeli leader) - 10 of Pentacles: very materialistic, and concerned with security needs for the future; busy stockpiling; needs awareness that that spoils, which one does not put to good use! i.e. things can go off under his nose, as he busily collects them. Extraordinary wealth and material prosperity, accumulated over many years. He should recycle his wealth by acquisitions and philanthropy, i.e. use it for the betterment of the conditions of his people (and others?), not destruction. If properly applied, true wisdom and happiness.

2. Hasim Nasrallah (Hezbollah leader) - 6 of Pentacles: a childlike or childish person, the trickster in this situation, making mischief, up to no good (and presumably not in the relatively harmless way of small children!), i.e. a child playing with matches, only a bigger box than children normally have access to! Investment of labour or resources results in high yields. A settling down. Temporary success.

3. Foud Siniora (Lebanese leader) - Page of Swords: the most rational person in this scenario; wisdom in the handling of material affairs, well able to carry trust and responsibility, ability to translate dreams into physical reality, cleverness, firmness and aggressiveness. Can find himself anxiety-ridden, crushed by responsibilities, especially those of the family. He should learn that sometimes it seems alright to abandon responsibilities, and cast all cares to the winds!

4. Probable or likely outcome, based on present energies - Page of Cups: a certain idealistic romanticism seems in the air; perhaps Siniora can realise his dreams of a lasting ceasefire after all? A symbiotic relationship: these three need each other more than meets the eye. All seems "sweetness and light" for the moment!


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