Tarot Zodiac Spread: The Future of Britain 2022-2027

I asked for insight into the next five years in Britain. Spread used was the 1JJ Swiss Tarot.

Despite what Britain has become, it looks as though she will play a leading role in the world in the near future. There will be stronger, but fairer leadership. There will be a new beginning in diplomatic affairs, based more on ethics and the increasing involvement of younger people.

The British economy will be able to reinvent itself in ways we can’t even dream about at present. There will be far reaching changes in investments and much overseas development, financially. Much can be attained.

The country’s travel infrastructure will be reassessed, weighing up the true needs of the people. The media too will change, with a much more balanced content. The education system will also change significantly too, with much home schooling, which may become the norm.

Higher education could morph into areas like personal growth, rather than vocational degrees. The judicial system is also likely to switch to a more ethical approach based upon spirituality and ancient traditions. Long distance travel issues will be eased, with more emphasis upon water or ocean travel.

The people will become more discerning, judgemental, and will be able to communicate their opinions more easily. The government, in response to this, will seek a partnership with the people and vice versa, both becoming the same animal in effect, without the present lack of trust.

The country will become much more energetic and sportive, particularly amongst the young, with a move away from corporate sport, and towards the involvement of everyone at a more amateur level. This will be a significant achievement. At a societal level, there will be more emphasis on groups and societies that aid personal growth, probably from some spiritual perspective. The House of Commons and Lords, and regional councils, are very likely to be much reduced in size in function, and what remains will steer the course of the nation much more ethically than at present.

The health of the nation will become much more stabilised, with the emphasis moving to accentuating the positive. Similarly, the workforce will become much strengthened, with greater opportunity to ‘do your own thing’. The mental health of the nation, too, will have been much alleviated through a support network to help those who have been affected, particularly over the last two years but also in general. The idea of imprisonment will be reassessed.

Although the Britain of 2027 will still be very much a work in progress, it will be clear by then that the country, and indeed the world, will be going along a very different path.


Copyright Francis 2022

Start to Build a Better Life for Yourself – The Moon’s Nodes Change Signs

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Today, January 19 2022, the Moon’s nodes change signs.

What are the Moon’s nodes? Well, in fact they are two opposing points, intersections of the apparent path of the Sun and that of the Moon. These points move slowly backwards through the signs of the zodiac and take around 18.6 months to go through a thirty degree sign.

What do the Moon’s nodes mean? Well, you could look at it as a meeting of yin and yang, the masculine and feminine energies. But in traditional astrology, the Moon’s nodes have ancient dragon associations, and are termed Caput Draconis in latin, which means ‘Dragon’s Head’ and Cauda Draconis, ‘Dragon’s Tail’.

Enter the Dragon

The north node was seen as benefic, largely good and often associated with Venus and Jupiter, the benefic planets; and the Dragon’s Tail, the south node was seen as malefic, or evil, and associated with Mars and Saturn.

In more modern psychological astrology, however, such a clear dichotomy has been sanitised somewhat. These days, the south node is said to show where we have come from, our past, what we must leave behind, and the north node points to where we are going, or should be doing.

So let’s look at this. Over the past 18 months or so, the south node has been in Sagittarius and the north node in Gemini. Both of these signs are associated with travel (Sag long distance, Gemini everyday travel), communication, getting about, as well as our minds and mental interests.

Leaving the Past

The south node in Sagittarius shows that in the past, collectively, we have been used to travelling and thinking quite freely, widely. It’s something that comes to us quite easily. Both of these abilities have been severely curtailed for nearly two years now by travel restrictions and the constant fear in the headlines.

The north node in Gemini has forced us to think more locally, to use things which are near at hand, about our neighbourhood, our community, our siblings, our family too. We have reined in our expectations and have found some comfort there, perhaps rather surprisingly.

Do it Yourself

So, with the nodes changing to Taurus and Scorpio today, what should we expect? The south node moving into Scorpio suggests that previously we have gained security through others who have invested for us, perhaps leaving us in the dark in regard to the details. This can be dangerous, naturally, for how do we know these ‘others’ have our best interests at heart? We may have trusted too much, accepted the secrecy surrounding certain people, institutions and situations. We need to move away from allowing others to take responsibility for our lives.

This is where the north node in Taurus comes in. We need to take responsibility for ourselves, assess our own values, look after our own money, property and security and put them on firm, manageable foundations. Over the next 18 months we must therefore emerge as more practical and responsible individuals who can build better lives for ourselves, regardless of what the outside world might expect of us. With determination, we can do it.


Copyright Francis 2022

World Tarot Reading for Sunday January 9: Time to Begin Anew

Today is the day to begin something new, especially in regard to the way we think and communicate. It is also a good time to reestablish links with our local communities.

In the background, however, as a backcloth to this, there is some upheaval, changes which may well be disruptive, though not necessarily seen in plain sight or understood.

Nevertheless, rest assured that anything begun this day will potentially have long lasting practical value in establishing new modes and methods in the immediate future.

Copyright Francis 2022

What Does 2022 Hold – A Much Better Year? Tarot Luminary Spread

Let’s be honest, 2020 and 2021 have hardly been great years, have they? We need to look forward to something better in 2022, surely. So I asked the cards about the coming year, using my Luminary spread.

The first card I drew was the centre, or Sun card, which was the 2 of wands, and which I associate with the second decanate of Aries ruled by the Sun.

Overall I think 2022 will be a year of important decisions for us all and the key will be to make that choice. Anything decided next year will have a long term effect on the world and ourselves as individuals. I think we will have to decide what truly is central or fundamental in our lives.

The second card to the top left is the Moon card; here I drew the Star, number 17 of the major arcana. The Moon is our home, emotions, feelings, family relationships and the Star is very positive here. I think we will all be generally concentrating more on our feelings, our family and relationships, appreciating them and getting more out of what is already surrounding us at home and to hand.

Card 3 is the Mars card and here I drew The Fool. Mars represents our actions, what we must do. With this I think we should be encouraged to do something new and rather different, to start new projects and to do those things we may have been putting off for too long. Let’s get creative.

Card 4 at the top is the Mercury card, representing our minds, siblings, local environment, travel and the media. The Queen of Wands here, which I correspond to Sagittarius, suggests to me that the restrictions that have been put on us in regard to travel and associations with those around us will certainly lift through this year. This card is more of free spirit and highly positive. We should also see big changes in the way the news media works.

At the bottom is the Jupiter card, which is to do with our philosophy, religion, long distance travel. Here we have one of my favourite cards, the King of Swords, whom I associate with Aquarius. This card is assured in what he knows, works swiftly, yet with justice. I think long distance travel restrictions will go along with the more local ones. This will also be an important year spiritually, during which we see something of the beginning of a revival in traditional religious belief and philosophy.

The Venus card is at the bottom left position and here there is the Knight of Swords, which I view as Libra. Venus in astrology shows how we relate in general, and how our sense of worth is pitched. I think we will all be reassessing what is most valuable to us, and I think relationships will come right at the very top. After two years of suffering, we need not be surprised by this!

The final card is the Saturn card at the bottom right position. Here I drew the Four of Coins, or the first decanate of Taurus ruled by Venus. The Saturn position is to do with outcomes, practicalites and limitations. The Four of Coins here suggests that in financial and security terms, 2022 will be a much better year, certainly much better than we might be expecting right now. By the year’s end we may all, in general, be feeling much more secure and looking forward to a future that promises greater abundance.

*Copyright Terrence 2021

One-Hundred Years From Now — Primitive Poetry (Reblog)

One-Hundred years from now, what will I be?Hopefully remembered in grand-child’s strong memory.Two-Hundred years from now, things are different.I am a faint picture on the wall, whose quality they resent.Three-Hundred years from now, the picture off the wall.Forgotten and laid to rest, yet do you know the beauty of this all?For this inglorious succession to […]

One-Hundred Years From Now — Primitive Poetry

Poem: Pat 1.0 (update)

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A girl from the future, she’d said,
a real chic-chic-whirr!
Pat was her name, dark high heels and
clinging pink dress, a row of
little red buttons before me
which (the paperwork said), would ‘lead
to other worlds’.
So I pressed the bottom button, a thirty
second hologram projected from her eye,
a précis
from my time to hers: “My god!”
I said, all-a-gaga,
she really makes President?”
Button two appealed to my
sense of history. “I can be
any figure you like,” she giggled. So
I thought of Genghis Khan and
recoiled, I mean
I fell to the ground—
the stench of his breath and
bloody blade! so real,
but even he had a human eye.
Button three was ‘anywhere, anytime’,
so there we were in a darkening
Berlin bar, surrounded by
art deco, lots of nods and smiles;
I felt the spirit keenly, the zeitgeist
over my shoulder, whispering: ‘seize
the moment, this
brief,
precious time’.
And then she stood and sang for me
like Piaf, posed
like Dietrich, sizzled
like Kitt, singing how old fashioned she was but
I just wasn’t a millionaire, although
“zat, darlink,” she purred, with a brush
of mink on my cheek, “vill be easily
fixed!”
I felt
a little like Faustus before
Helen of Troy, though
she was no Mephistopheles;
more legion, everything rolled into one app.
All this time her top
button had intrigued the most.
“Go on— pat it!” she said, smoking
cross legged.
“You see?” She kicked
off a heel, letting
down her futured hair.
“Yes,” she whispered, pulling me
close, “and I, my sweet,
am just the beta version.” I looked
briefly
down on Metropolis
from floor 159, so brave,
so new.
Some things, clearly,
would never change

Poem © copyright Francis Barker 2012