Canada’s ‘Freedom Convoy’ of up to 50,000 truckers begins to arrive in Ottawa ahead of a weekend of protests against the vaccine requirements to cross the US-Canada border — American Buddhist Net (Reblog)

A convoy of 50,000 trucks, stretching over 40 miles long, has arrived in the Canadian capital, Ottawa The convoy set out from British Columbia on Sunday and was cheered by hundreds of Canadians as it made its 2,000-mile journey to protest vaccine mandates Since mid January, Canada and the United States have imposed a COVID-19 vaccine […]

Canada’s ‘Freedom Convoy’ of up to 50,000 truckers begins to arrive in Ottawa ahead of a weekend of protests against the vaccine requirements to cross the US-Canada border — American Buddhist Net

Is The Pandemic Narrative Over? Tarot Reading

This is my 7 luminaries, or days of the week spread. For me the answer revealed here is yes… but….

Governments are starting to change their attitude and stances slowly, some quicker than others, but there remains caution.

That said, there is a sense of taking the initiative and accepting freedom. Most especially, people’s minds in general are about to likely flip, their attitudes changing fundamentally, once they realise the situation and start to tell everyone else and open up.

The overall sense of relief and emerging from an emotionally draining phase in our lives will be tantamount, leaving the majority grateful and happier that they can begin to look forward.

In Note Form:

Sun – overall situation – King of Wands: Leo; assurance, proclamations

Moon – feelings, responses – Knight of Coins: Capricorn; practical concerns, caution

Mars – action to take – Queen of Wands: Sagittarius; explore, consideration

Mercury – mentality, media, neighbourhood – Wheel of Fortune: change your mind!

Jupiter – higher mind, philosophy, travel – 8 of Swords: 2nd decanate of Gemini (Venus); an achievement reached, enjoyment, communicate it

Venus – values, feel good factor – 6 of Cups: last decanate of Scorpio (Moon); sense of relief, overcoming

Saturn – outcomes, resolution – 3 of Cups: last decanate of Cancer (Jupiter); spiritual progress, understanding

Copyright Francis 2022

Tarot Reading – Week Beginning Monday January 17: Accentuating the Feminine

There is plenty of feminine energy this week, perhaps as befits the full Moon in Cancer on Monday.

Overtly: The Queen of Cups corresponds to Pisces in general. She is generous, charitable, protective, compassionate, understanding, yet capable of giving authoritative advice too. Similarly, we must be equally understanding with each other and accept that things can and will get better if we allow them to, always recognising the spiritual bond between us.

Covertly: The Star is number 17 of the Major Arcana, which reduces down to number 8, reflecting the number of stars in the card. Behind the scenes of the present situation, many good things are happening. Despite what we may think, these achievements result from many different considerations, but all ultimately for the benefit of humanity and securing our future. The light of the sun, and the stars, does indeed shine upon us all.

Resolution: 7 of Coins or Pentacles, the first decanate of Virgo ruled by Mercury. Our everyday activities and our health are highlighted and will ultimately see benefits this week. We shall, towards the end of the week, see real progress in strategies that will make our lives just that bit easier and tolerable, healthwise, and in the workplace.

Copyright Francis 2022

Partygate – A Short Tarot Perspective

As you may know, the United Kingdom is gripped by a government scandal, involving numerous individuals flagrantly breaking their own rules of isolation during the pandemic. I asked the cards, ‘will the government survive?’

The first card, representing the overall overt situation, was the 5 of Swords. I see this card as the equivalent of the second decanate of Aquarius ruled by Mercury. I think this shows rather well the conflict, the ongoing arguments, not only within the British Conservative party, but also in the whole political establishment and particularly the media. It will be temporary, but it is quite clearly very serious, a situation which has rightly raised the ire of the public.

The second card position is the covert, or hidden perspective. Here I drew the 6 of Cups, which is the third decanate of Scorpio ruled by the Moon. To me this suggests that underlying the headlines and the fury, we are now emerging from the pandemic paradigm which has completely dominated our lives for two years. Could it be that the stories and the headlines will act as a segue towards some form of normality in our lives? For me, this is a healing card.

However, there is an elephant in the room, constituting two profound questions that are still rarely asked. 1. Why has it taken until now, nearly two years into this pandemic, to discover the full extent of this scandalous behaviour?; and 2. Just what was/is it that many political and celebrity types knew that allowed them to brazenly carry on partying as if there was no deadly virus around us at all??? To me this covert 6 of Cups suggests in itself that there is something hidden and that all is not quite what it seems.

The final card on the right is the outcome, or resolution position, where I drew the Knight of Swords. For me this is Libra and to do with justice, perhaps swift justice in regard to this scandal. Swords are thoughts, information and the media; I think there may be a rather quick resolution to this issue, which will also clarify the truth of the situation which we have all faced for far too long. And that truth, I am sad to say, may be much more shocking than even the behaviour of certain government and other responsible officials.

Copyright Francis 2022