Let me start out with saying I am a Political Athiest. I do not subscribe to any political party and when I vote, I vote foe whoever has the country's best interest at heart and not their political party at heart. I know, this reading is like diving in to shark infested waters, but whatever.
But enough about me. I have spent some time watching political tarot readers over the last few months and figured I would try a small one of my own. I used the Wisdom of the Oracle deck By Colette Baron-Reid. I use this A LOT. I am actually doing my third Personal Mastery class with her Oracle School this year and I swear each year gets even better. And this is why I don't have time for politics, I am too busy fixing my own issues!
But I digress....
I asked what do we need to know about Trump or Biden winning. The left side is Trump and the right is Biden. The upper side cards are extra clarity cards and the very top By The Book is why it turns out the way it does.
Let's look at Trumps cards....
Not for you in protection (reverse) shows that he may be chasing something that is not really good for him. I think all the red flags are there for him that he should just stop pursuing the presidency, and I think he knows this with the Fork in the Road card in protection (reverse). But the lack of making the decision for himself will just lead him into places that he really doesn't want to go.
Sometimes (all the time) we need to follow our intuition and hearts and not with our ego. And I get the sense that he may feel like he is just in over his head. I actually feel bad for him if this is the case, because it is hard to let people down that want you to do something that you may just be too tired or sick to do.
I pulled one more card for his health and we get the Co Create card in protection (reverse).
This is a card showing overwhelm. Trying to push too hard without taking care of yourself. It makes sense since he did have Covid and isn't exactly the heathiest person on the planet. You have to just know when to say when, and it does not look like he is willing to do that.
Let's take a look at the Biden side.....
He gets Clean it up which can mean that he feels like he needs to clean up quite a bit of the things that were put in place when Trump was in office. Above him is the card Higher Power which tells me that he is asking "how can I serve?".
Whether you like him or not, this card points to the fact that he really does want to serve his country for a higher purpose. This could also show that he is trusting in his higher power to lead him to the win if and only if it is for the best of the country.
It could also be his faith in his God that keeps him going in this election. (Personally, I think we should take religion right out of politics, it has no place there) He goes with the flow with the direction he is lead by spirit.
I asked about Biden's health and we get the Higher Power card in protection (reverse). This is pretty interesting since he gets it as his clarifier in the upright position when asking about the election. I believe that he may be a worrier. He may be obsessing that he did everything "right" which may be taking a toll on his health. It does say that he is in good hands however and I wonder if this points to the fact that he has people around him that really care for him and his health.
By The Book card is "above" the election. This is show that we need this election to eradicate chaos, that we need to start going by the book again. No more improvising our laws and government. No more rebellion in our country, we need to come together in unity.
It also shows that the universal laws are going to be working for us during this election. that we need to release resistance and let these universal laws will correct any disharmony. The time of the outlaw is over for the USA. Frankly, who ever wins, I really hope this country gets there shit together.
We need to drop the "us against them" mindset and work together as a unified country. We need a lot less religion (unless you stop twisting your religion to support your judgements against others) and whole lot more open minds and education.
Read some books, and gain new perspectives. And for the love of all that is holy, stop worshipping money.
Ok, this may be pushing it a bit, but I had to ask about Biden being accused of liking children too much, or being a pedophile. (It is hard even typing that).
But we get the card Never ending Story and guess what that means?
So I guess that says it all.
Here is to a happy healthy USA! Don't let this all stress you out. Just keep the thought of a great, safe country, where we are all free to be ourselves and live in happiness together with whoever wins the election.
I don't think I need to remind you that this year has been a crazy, scary ride.
I had been feeling such a myriad of emotions during the shut down and then dealing with the fear of the reopening here in Upstate New York. I have really had to depend on my cards to get me through this time of discord and panic attack laden days, not only to occupy my mind during the long days of not being able to work but with keeping in touch with the rational side the cards present which keep me focused.
But now that we are a few months in I am able to look back and see that there were some positives to the shut down as well.
Can you look back and see if there were any good things that came out of this time?
Now I know that so many people passed away and lost their jobs and I am not trying to downplay the heartache and sadness that happened and is still happening because I completely respect people's pain.
But even in the darkness there is light.
Journaling the pain is a good way to identify how you are feeling and get it out of your head and on paper. But journaling the good is a great way to start seeing a different picture and what you focus on will grow, so why not try to focus on a happy memory during this time and jot those down. Gather up the good memories and enjoy them like your favorite treat. Let the first bite of each happy thought wash over you and savor each one.
I pulled three cards to help us get through this time of total uncertainty with less stress and anxiety.
How do we get through this time? Three of Swords in reverse from the Golden Tarot deck
Three of Swords in reverse is telling us that we need to learn ways to deal with our inner sadness. Whenever I see this card I know that "this too shall pass" but for now it is up to me to keep on top of those disaster thoughts. To try not to dwell in thoughts of catastrophe (as I am so good at doing).
I feel that this card is also inviting us to allow and embrace our sadness or fear. We are allowed to feel our feelings and if we don't validate them and instead try to shove them down or try to ignore them they can fester and make us feel worse in the long run. Like the man on the card, allow yourself a good cry (that is a great way to let pent up energy out). Or maybe scream into a pillow, or call a good friend or therapist and have a long honest talk about how you feel.
Perhaps you just need to give yourself a damn moment to feel all the feelings. Set a timer, and sit with them, allowing them to flow over you and imagine them draining into the ground underneath you and turn into sparkling energy for the earth. Breathe, and when the timer goes off gather a sense of gratitude in your heart area and set upon your day refreshed.
What feeling can we focus on during this time? Embracing from the Soul Coaching Oracle Deck
Embracing is saying that if we don't try to flow with the things that are happening we will only cause ourselves greater suffering. This world is in a huge time of change and when we dig our heels in and try to avoid or oppose it will only make us feel worse.
A good strategy is to allow yourself to embrace the things you can change as well as the things you can't. We as humans (especially stressed out humans) are always trying to control everything and unfortunately that just isn't the way things work. Swimming upstream is difficult, slow and exhausting.
Try to embrace your emotions as they come. Give them each a big hug and allow them to pass naturally. When we resist our thoughts they tend to create a greater hold on us as opposed to when we allow them and move on to whatever we were doing next.
Try to embrace the constant chaos, as the only constant in life IS change. If there is something that really triggers you stop for a moment and ask yourself why. If it is something you can not do anything about then move on. Remember that the media writes only of chaos so give yourself a break with all media.
Embrace that others will usually have a different view and opinion about things than you, and just because it is different does not make them wrong. We all come from a view through a lens created by our beliefs, experiences and the way we grew up.
I think this is a time to embrace everyone and everything and stop feeling so divided. Next time someone triggers you or disagrees with you, why not try to find a common ground with them instead and talk about that instead.
What do we need to know that we cannot see right now? Beyond the Ordinary from the Oracle of the 7 Energies Oracle Deck
I have to be honest, this card made me laugh! This deck is new out from Colette Baron-Reid and I am just getting to know it. I have to read the excerpt from the guidebook so you can understand the reason I had a good laugh about it......
"No matter how hard you try to understand why something happened or how or when it will happen, now is the time to surrender to the not knowing."
And later in the paragraph....." Your job is to stay the course, allowing whatever comes to be exactly as it will, without trying to ascertain anything in advance."
Thank you Oracle of the 7 Energies! Maybe it is not our jobs to know why any of this happened. Maybe there are too many reasons to even explain why tragedies on this global level ever occur. Maybe it just so we can decide to get our heads out of our asses? A global wakeup? Maybe we will never really know, but that does not mean it can't haver personal meaning for each of us.
This card goes so well with Embrace. Your job is to stay the course, embrace what is. Embrace the not knowing. Enjoy this time to watch the changes, good and bad. Embrace the surrender to the not knowing. Learning the art of surrendering is one of the most freeing feelings when you finally come to terms with it.
Some people think that surrendering is giving up, but that is not so. Surrendering can do wonders for the anxiety sufferers that need control. When we surrender we trust that something bigger than us is really in control and if we can just relax and ease into it what happens is typically better than we could have even wished for anyway. And I don't know about you, but I find that comforting.
So acknowledge your fear and anxiety during this time, but hold it lightly, and remember the lessons of this reading to lead you into ease and acceptance.
General anxiety and Panic Disorder daily survivor, tarot has taken me through all my ups and downs, and I bring it to others to support their journey.