Date(s) : Tuesday June 13th to Wednesday September 13th, 2017
Deck: Hermetic Tarot
Cards Drawn: 6 of Pentacles (inverse), The Hierophant (V major Arcana, inverse) and 8 of Pentacles.
Outlook for July 13 through September 13:
I know, what do I think I’m doing, But what can I do? War, war and more war, the ever perennial world war III has started again. Then of course there is the coming economic crash, collapse imminent, any day now, really! I spend almost no time watching the traditional media institutions in the United States so maybe it just some of the weirder stuff I have fallen into the habit of viewing. I have no idea how many of our fair citizen’s watch this stuff but I ma driven to consult the cards and see what they tell me.
Having little idea how to proceed I simply pulled three cards and they are above.
First a quick review, There are three regions that are of interest to me. Firstly is Eastern Europe, primarily the Baltic’s and Ukraine. Secondarily the immigration issue and how it appears to be dealt with by countries like Poland, the Check Republic and Romania or is it Hungry? It seems to me that these countries are being unfairly singled out. This is one of the reasons why the Russian Hack is so important to the congress. It forces our attention to this region. The Second Region lays between Egypt and Somalia to the south, Saudi Arabia Yemen and the gulf region front and center and Turkey and Iran to the north. This one is more difficult for me to grasp being that the United States appears to have the bulk of the region peppered with Military bases. Third and final is the south China sea. Are you hearing much about this right now. I picked up a story either on Algazeera or French 24 last night (Eastern Standard Time) about the Philippines recently joined a growing group of countries that are ending diplomatic relations with Taiwan. France and Qatar might cause more than a shadow of a doubt about the veracity of the statement and there was no hard number given.
What do my Cards tell me?
World war 3 with biologic and Nukes abounding? No.
Increased weapon sales? An attempt to put upward pressure in the oil market? Trying to isolate Iran? Yes to all three. Chance of a scuffle, some blood shed, yes, escalating? NO. Not through the period of this reading.
Remember the Pentacles or Coins, a symbol concerned with the material and that includes wealth.
What about Eastern Europe? No, neither the United States, at this time nor Russia want war, but the Rhetoric suits both administrations as the struggle to overcome growing electoral instability. Watch for growing use of jingoistic language. But I would expect the possibility of terror being quiet high for the the three month period ahead. If you are planning to travel to the region I would make new plans.
What about China and the South China Sea? Unless President Trump and Mad Dog Mike Mattis (Sp?) have some kind of a dumb ass attack, The cards say No. Not profitable at this time. It is possible that an incident could take place but it will be settled quickly and with little violence.
As far as the economy goes, The hierophant indicates an element of control form the top but that element of control can’t stop volatility from growing, what they can do is stop a slide once it starts by simple re positioning. The will be bumps and scares but no collapse through the three month period, but it is a good time to reappraise any investments you might have. There is a huge amount of leverage in both the bond market and the stock market, Remember, fear traditionally sells. It can provoke spending. The problem right now is dwindling consumer confidence as well as diminished real capital in the hands of the average citizen as reflected in the current oil price. Also expect the fed to raises rate at least one time this summer by 15 to 25 basis points. This is an attempt to prepare if the situation worsens this winter.
Stay cool and have a better than average day.