Thank you to TarotByLisa.Com for taking the time to do a professional tarot card reading of The Economist magazine cover art entitled “The World In 2017”. Lisa is the first professional tarot practitioner to conduct a reading on The Economist tarot cards and has graciously shared her insights with ascensionwithearth blog and the global community in the following article.
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The Economist Magazine Tarot Cards – Professional Tarot Reading By TarotByLisa.Com
November 30, 2016
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Professional Tarot Reading By TarotByLisa.com
As a Professional Tarot reader & intuitive life coach, I am fascinated by this cover.
I’d like to offer my perceptions upon first glance.
There are so many interpretations in here to be seen, that I do not even know where to begin!
Well actually, yes I do. First let me be clear: I am neither for Trump NOR for Clinton. I am neutral. I feel that either of the two will just get us to the same place as a Country, it’s just a matter of the speed and the avenues taken in doing so. If you really think about that and digest it, you will likely come to some level of agreement with that fact no matter what your beliefs, no matter who you voted for. So please take what I say with a grain of salt. This is for entertainment purposes only.
I am interpreting this left to right and for the time period 11/1/16-11/1/17
It’s very telling to me that all of these Tarot Cards are Major Arcana cards. Major Arcana energy is severe. It’s basically fated and pre- determined if you believe in such principals. There’s not much we can do to change the outcome. We all go along for the ride. If I pulled a spread of cards like this for a client, I would automatically know we are in for a heavy session. Just like that heavy session: we are in for heavy times, like it or not. No one has to be psychic to know that!
First, we have the Tower. This is a card that Tarot enthusiasts either love or hate. I personally always look at it optimistically- not initially but ultimately. The Tower is ruled by the planet Mars, which is the planet of energy, fire and aggression- it’s explosive. With the Tower being the first card displayed here, and coinciding with the timing of this cover, it is safe to say that for many people the Trump victory was quite shocking and unexpected. Also, somewhat catastrophic! The lightning strikes the Tower bringing down the current foundations that have been standing. Doesn’t matter if they are working or not, but they are standing, and it is what has been known. Those that were fully supportive of Clinton and so sure she would win, really felt this “Tower” moment. Even those that voted for Trump felt it. SHOCK is the word.
Judgement follows the Tower. This is a wake- up call for everyone. Judgement has been served like it or not and we have no choice but to follow suit. It is also telling to note that Judgement is ruled by the planet Pluto, which is all about depth and transformation, death and rebirth. In astrology, Pluto rules the unconscious. It gets us to look at things from a different perspective, a deeper place. Judgement calls for utmost honesty. Have faith – it won’t be as good or as bad as people are expecting. There can be no transformation without chaos, so remember that and expect a bit of chaos. January will prove to be a heavy month with lots of unexpected changes.
Next we have the World. The World is the 21st card in the Tarot. As 21, it always marks an ending of one cycle, and the beginning of another. The World is ruled by the planet Saturn, which is the planet of karma and it’s called “the teacher”. Universal law- what goes up most come down. While there may be some success and fulfillment with new beginnings, there will also be forced endings and a lot of unanswered questions. There will be consequences for actions past, and answers are expected. “Owning Up” will be the name of the game. I also feel that there will be a strong change within a lot of people. They will sway more towards that which they never though they would. We are going to begin to see and hear things that we never could have imagined and these things will become normal, expected, and then eventually, accepted.
The Hermit appears next. The presence of the Hermit after three cards that are quite energetic is a welcome card. It shows a time of introspection. In the quiet, wisdom can prevail. It seems like things will quiet down a bit, but don’t get too complacent. I also get the sense that after an intense four weeks, our new President will appear to have humbled, and gone a little quiet. There will be a lot of reflecting on the past and on what’s to come for the future. It’s important to also note that the Hermit is number 9 in the tarot. 9 is a number of solitude and of walking the path. Who will walk the path and where will it lead?
Death is next. Expect lots of chaotic changes, lots of destruction in some form or another. Like Judgement, Death is ruled by Pluto. Death & rebirth, but it need not be so literal and so negative. A lot takes place beneath the surface when we see the Death card. We will be forced to examine situations and motives from a completely different level of perception. A lot of the changes may seem sudden and disruptive, but there will be some for the greater good. Out with the old and in with the new. A LOT of people are seeking alternate routes to get answers at this time. (Tarot readings, astrology consultations, holistic doctors, Reiki sessions, just to name a few). And why? Because the old way is not providing the insight that we seek. It seems there will be more and more of a divide amongst peers. If we seek to find order and logic amongst all of the chaos, we can ban together as the collective and keep from spiraling out of control. I suspect February and March to be months of more riots, sadly- but the more we can try and remember that we are all in this together, it can help. Death always promises a clean sweep. The slate will be clean, reset will be pressed. We may experience planetary disturbances at this time as well and weather related disturbances. I also need to mention that Death is governed by the astrological sign of Scorpio, the time of the election and the beginning of the rebirth.
The Magician is number 1 in the Tarot. Interestingly, it appears in the middle of this spread. This furthers the standpoint of chaos before a real new beginning can be achieved. The Magician is ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication. In Tarot, The Magician is a smooth talker, manipulative to get his/her way, and can be deceptive if given the right tools and the proper power. Sound like anyone you know? I will leave that with you, but the Magician is also indicative of starting over. This can be both positive and negative. At its best, the Magician is very clever and intelligent, capable of getting us where we *need * to be. At its worst, the Magician is a con-man, a liar, and a scam artist. There will be power struggles here, rest assured and a lot of ego clashing. “My way or the highway”.
Wheel of Fortune can go either way. The Wheel keeps turning regardless, but where does it stop? That’s the million-dollar question…The Wheel is a “wild” card in the Tarot. It is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of luck, fate and chance, growth and expansion. It can be amazingly beneficial, but just as quickly it can turn disastrous. One bad decision is enough to set off a chain of events that seem to keep going. The Wheel is Number 10 in the tarot and the number 10 is a higher octave of the number 1, empowering the qualities of Number 1, The Magician. We can read between the lines here. From what I can see here, October will be a powerful month with lots of change and chance meetings.
Last but not least, we have the Star. There’s hope and healing with the Star, she’s a beacon of light shining through the darkness. The Star is distant, you can’t quite reach her or touch her but you know she’s there. The Star card numerically follows the Tower, which is no accident. After the disruption and chaos of the Tower, healing takes place with the Star. The Star is ruled by the astrological sign of Aquarius. We are in the age of Aquarius right now. The dust will settle and brighter times will shine through. That’s what the Star promises. As I mentioned above, the new age and the metaphysical world are becoming very “normal”. We all want to make sense of the madness in our lives and in the world. I am particularly glad that this spread ended with the Star as opposed to beginning with the Star and ending with the Tower! Now that would make me really nervous.
The bottom line is this: Regardless of your political beliefs, 2017 is shaping up to be a volatile
year, a cathartic and transformative time as foundations are crumbling and new ones are
being formed. However, we always have a choice. We can remain open hearted or closed
minded. We can choose love or we can choose fear. We can accept or reject, but the end
result will remain the same. It’s just a matter of the transportation we take to get there.