It’s flaming all right, no matter what the weather is up to. But still…beautiful, beautiful summer.
Jemima duck has taken to landing on the balcony, loudly quacking for food any time fro 5:20 AM. Jessie-cat is fascinated but should the door be opened, she will back away.
Rune reading for June, 25 May, published at Ask Astrology: Click here to access: https://askastrology.com/your-monthly-rune-reading/
Right merrily continues 2022.
June 2022 a vote of confidence was held amongst Conservative Party MPs on the prime minister, Boris Johnson’s, leadership of their party. Johnson won the vote with the support of 211 Conservative members of Parliament, 59% of the total. Out of 359 MPs, 148 voted against him. Wikipedia
I did a reading late morning when the cards indicated Boris Johnson would survive the evening Vote of No Confidence due to be held in the House of Commons, closing 8 PM. The card spread below was-for a change-a pretty straightforward interpretation.
Tweeted 6 June 11.45am
#Tarot re: HoC secret ballot vote. Justice Rx, 5 Cups Rx, Hierophant.
Issue, Law, rules, justice. Both ‘sides’ declare injustice.
5 Cups Rx=’crying over spilt milk’-damage done but other crises demand emergency priority.
Hierophant (govt) usually signifies status quo holds.
Tarot snapshot: Boris Johnson and Sir Keir Starmer
Tweeted 14 June 2022
#Tarot Boris Johnson cards left/Keir Starmer cards right. Page Cups= happy news (cards drawn 3:10 PM- cricket-England win) BJ has had a roasting, faces tough summer but is on the up. KS is King Coins RX Virgo rx, grinding too slowly. Devil rx frustration/beware Capricorn (Dec)
That tough summer though…The cards below were a snapshot of what was coming up for Boris Johnson. He was going to need his Weetabix, though he would have to settle for a boiled egg or something else. Bread and water. Or nothing at all, if only President Putin could have his way.
This row of cards looks like the last minute cancellation of the Rwanda flight. Reading the first two cards together: The King of Wands is master of foreign dealings, an arrow of the archer. The card has been drawn reversed. Result: frustration, chagrin, the Five of Swords. The Four and Eight of Coins or Pentacles, both drawn reversed, are reflecting the government position, that whatever one thinks of it, the UK government cannot financially afford to allow the illegal Channel crossings to continue as they are doing, without any corresponding right of deportation.
What will be the government’s response to this intervention by the European Court of Human Rights?
The UK and the ECHR
As the first country to sign the convention in March 1951, the UK has a long-standing relationship with the ECHR. After the end of World War II, the Congress of Europe was held in The Hague, which was attended by over 750 delegates from across the continent. During his speech to the Congress, Winston Churchill said, “In the centre of our movement stands the idea of a Charter of Human Rights, guarded by freedom and sustained by law.” – The India Express
Reply: The Ace of Swords: an Act of Law, a severance, a new law. To paraphrase Winston Churchill, this card suggests that this latest legal intervention seems to have only galvanized the government on the principle that the democratic process and the law of this land must prevail, and be seen to prevail, and that ‘up with this, we will not put.’
The airy, airborne airplane of the Ace of Swords may be enacted very swiftly, like the strike of a sword. In terms of astrology however, it may also mean winter, or an air sign time of year. The next of these windows is Libra season, late September-late October.
Another red hot potato for Boris Johnson this summer, reading those same four cards slightly differently, is the cost of living crisis (global.)
We are now in a new Bear Market
“Of the 13 bear markets since 1946, the return to breakeven levels has varied, taking as little as three months to as long as 69 months.” – Reuters
Perhaps I will do a special reading. But for now, just quickly pulling a few cards the soonest recovery looks like late October early November (Scorpio-5 of Cups.) The World card and the Moon suggest a time range of between 5-12-18 months.
The 8 of Pentacles/Coins is about economics, accountancy, book keeping. The card has been drawn reversed for this coming summer. The timing associated with this card takes us through until the end of August at the improbable earliest.
Boris Johnson will be fire fighting other issues to do with travel and transport disruption’ rail strikes, HS2, the airline industry, dinghies and the colossal aftermath of the Grenfell tragedy.
None of us need the Tarot to tell us any of this. This is simply a demonstration of the capacity of an oracle to mirror and reflect current events. It is the relevance of this mirroring that provides a reader with a validated baseline for further investigation.
What else is on Boris’s sizzling barbecue plate this summer as reflected in these four cards? Fuel, price and supply. Plus- war. Leo time looks extra tough. Further/longer heatwaves are on these cards.
Lion heart, Kate Bush, 1978
Oh, England, my lion heart
I’m in your garden fading fast in your arms
The soldiers soften, the war is over
The air raid shelters are blooming clover
Flapping umbrellas fill the lanes
My London Bridge in rain again
Oh, England, my lionheart
Peter Pan steals the kids in Kensington Park
You read me Shakespeare on the rolling Thames
That old river poet that never, ever ends
Our thumping hearts hold the ravens in
Keep the Tower from tumbling…
How do we love the rest of the world, if we do not love our own homeland?
Speaking of lion hearts, we think of those men loading loved ones on to trains, while they must stay behind and fight to the death for their own homes, while also being smeared as neo-fascists, adding insult to injury.
Today Sir Patrick Sanders, the new chief of staff of the British army has been reported in the media saying that we must steel ourselves for readiness that British forces will be fighting in Ukraine in a potential World War Three scenario.
Who is is Patrick Sanders? “He has commanded on operations in Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan”.
Link via LBC: https://www.lbc.co.uk/news/british-soldiers-ready-fight-russia-world-war-3/
Tweeted 14 June 2022
#Tarot peering in the glass darkly. When will R offensive stop #Ukraine? Could still happen before end of this year (Justice, Libra, treaty, contract) Ace Cups (Peace, Scorpio time/diplomacy/Odessa) Ace Swords (Decisive action, War, Law.) Death=a great change by late Mar 2023.
Tweeted 6 June 2022
#Cartomancy Ukraine Only time will tell but what cards today- King Spades. Interesting. This is Zelenskyy (Aquarius) 10 Clubs maritime/naval/aid/ 2 Clubs Peace/trade talks December? King Clubs. Who’s this? Not Putin or Biden. Broker? Jack Spades. Ukraine emerges angry/sovereign.
Tweeted 4 June 2022
#Tarot #Ukraine Divination= art not science. The reader takes soundings. When will there be ceasefire/peace? Critical time frame Leo (late July/Aug)-Pisces (March 2023) 2 Cups +3 Coins Rx says=late Dec possible. Critical-trade/Odessa (3 Wands) Russia cannot be allowed to blockade.
That top central card, The Hanged Man denotes the zodiac sign of Pisces and its associated date range late Feb-late March. It is also a card that I have drawn time and time again for President Zelenskyy. This card represents a transcendental figure, and some great sacrifice is implicit.
We shall see what role British forces play in Ukraine in that critical time period of Leo, late July-late August.
We are witnessing a new era of ‘strong men’ in global politics. Putin now threatens to starve the world, or else feed it on his terms, but this is a point of overreach. He will lose, but the cost is mounting. Ukraine will emerge still sovereign, but angry at pressure/leverage on a point of principle that will likely brought to bear on it by its allies.
I tend to be a glass half-full reader, and we need always to beware wishful thinking. Heaven help those people, this is a total war. While the West watches. keeping its powder dry as far as it dare, with one eye on China until Putin has sufficiently depleted Russian resources before they commit to more decisive (irrevocable) intervention. As ever only time will tell, But the signals have been fairly consistent. The aim of this blog is to demonstrate the workings of divination. The reader can only report on the cards which either appear or do not appear.
Back soon with a posting for Midsummer’s Day.
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Till next time 🙂