21 Jan IM-POTUS REDUX
A Lively Experiment. Approach with an open mind. Here we are approaching an historic event of great magnitude. As I did previously, I thought it would be interesting to consult one of the greatest Seers of all time, Nostradamus, through the auspices of the Lost tarot of Nostradamus, compiled by John Matthews and Wil Kingman. Again, I thought it wise to keep my own bias out of the interpretation. On the day that Congress announced they were to offer the articles of impeachment to the Senate, I simply asked the Universe what was in store. The readings are straight from the narrative from the book by Matthews and Kingman. My comments are in italics and bold at the end. What do you think?
POSITION 1- THE SITUATION: THE CHARIOT upright VII
Quatrain: “Before the people, blood spilled;
From the heavens it will not be far removed”
Movement, a struggle to gain momentum. Requires harnessing of both will and emotions, without which actions may be impulsive or dangerous. It asks that ego is reigned in by emotions; to simply advance with warlike intention is as negative as unthinking action. Often refers that the issue has to do with fame or fortune. However, if balance and forethought are brought into play, outcome may be well aspected.
The Chariot always speaks to a CHOICE that will alter the flow of events significantly. But the Spiritual Lesson is to choose and commit from our hearts in order that Justice is served.
POSITION 2- THE CHALLENGE: PAGE OF SUN XI
Quatrain: “He will leap to such high flown deed,
He will have no equal in the hierarchy”
Meanings: Separation-Departure-Flight-Di stance-Journey-Abandonment-Evasion-Moving into the unknown
A subtle politician. Suggests involvement in an exciting affair or significant enterprise in which you can get carried away. You probably enjoy being center of attention, but the excitement sometimes persuades you to make rash decisions and to travel away from the road on which you began your journey.
Sounds like the man in office to me.
POSITION 3: THE MATERIAL WORLD (MONEY, POWER): THE HERMIT IX
Quatrain: “Two revolutions by the evil sickle wielder (Saturn)
Changes both kingdoms and their dispensations”
Deep contemplation of events, acknowledgement of passage of time and the way this impacts the issue under consideration. Such acknowledgement allows seeker to be detached from the issue enabling a clearer view of the circumstances that brought the issue into being.The hermit represents transition. Suggests movement away from stasis,to reach this we may have to withdraw but it is important to keep a finger on the pulse of life lest we lose our way. The darker side of this card reveals we may love ourselves too much and are becoming isolated from reality.
I am frankly just a little spooked by this one. Does it refer to Russia (the hammer and sickle on their flag)? Or the astrological event of Saturn. Just so happens, a Saturn alignment was evident upon the decision to impeach and will return its influence at the end of this month.
POSITION 4: EMOTIONS (FEELINGS, SPIRIT) JUSTICE VIII reversed
Quatrain: “There will be peace, unity and change;
Low offices will become high and the high ones low.”
Meaning: Bias-False Witness-Bigotry-Intolerance-Unfairness-Red Tape
We are refusing to see the situation honestly, preferring to see it from our own selfish view. This often results in blaming everyone else for things we have caused ourselves. The need is to be absolutely fair in one’s dealings. Justice is always impartial and requires us to do the same. If one is concerned only with one’s own personal progress, you may need to reassess and acknowledge the problems faced are of one’s own creation.
Sounds a bit like Mitch McConnell’s bias in “stacking the deck” and a reminder that these Senators are supposed to take an oath to be unbiased.
POSITION 5: PAST AND HOW PAST INFLUENCES PRESENT: STARS I reversed
Quatrain:” Ignorant jealousy is upheld before the great king
He will propose a defence of the writings”
Meanings: Punishment-Excessive commitment-Anger-Threat-Embarrassment-Foolish behavior-Paranoia
The most widely acknowledged meaning is “that which cuts away”. Has associations with Justice. Represents strength. Such power can overwhelm those who tap into it. Favors an intellectual response rather than emotional. Need to reveal truth at the heart of the matter.
His legal team???
POSITION 6: THE FUTURE: VII SUNS reversed
Quatrain: “Beaten by seven bishops with heavy vine sticks
By those who will take over authority”
You may find yourself paralyzed by indecision, to the extent that you are unable to find a way forward. Sometimes the result of feeling victimized, or simply anxiety and self-doubt.
The “seven” could refer to the 7 House Managers and/or the process itself and the Senators hung up in indecision.
POSITION 7: THE SELF in relation to question: X SPHERES reversed
Quatrain: “In the free city, the sound of the lute,
Encompassed by cymbals and great mirth”
The story is all about chance, hazard, gambling (and perhaps, losing) all you have gained. You feel a sense of growing uncertainly as days tick by.You could lose everything-home,family,money-BUT do take into account the surrounding cards.
I have a feeling this relates to we, the People, the Citizens, literally by-standers to this drama, who will be subject to its outcome.
POSITION 8: THE ENVIRONMENT: STARS IV
Ouatrain: “Evil to he who opens the newly found tomb,
And does not immediately close it”
Following storms and upsets, the seeker withdraws for a time to live a hermit like existence. Here it is possible to live frugally, take stock of loss and prepare to re-emerge into the world. However, there is also the sense of being banished, of having to leave old ways to enter into the new.
Could this mean Trump withdraws? Stands down?or…just goes to play some golf until it all blows over?
POSITION 9: HOPES AND DREAMS/POSSIBILITIES AND PROBABILITIES ABBESS OF STARS XII reversed
Quatrain: “The lady is greatly affected by death,
Mother and guardian to her departed bloodline”
The Abbess can be a stern judge and a fierce critic but her wisdom shines through everything she does. Her presence calls us to take stock of where we are and what we truly desire. Whatever we think we have asked, there may be deeper meaning beneath the superficial question.
I believe this speaks to “Lady Liberty” or “Blind Justice”.
POSITION 10: OUTCOME: CARDINAL STAR XII
Quatrain: “The insane rage of furious strife
Will cause dining brothers to flash their blades”
Meanings: Bravery-Skill-Strength-Heroic action
The Knight is a good person to have on your side in a tight spot, yet he can be ruthless and determined and knows no boundaries. His strength is great but is often accompanied by a wildness and lack of discipline that can make him seem out of control. There is also a sense of innocence around him. These qualities may be present in the issue you are concerned with and apply just as much to your own actions. Don’t get too carried away in your eagerness to win.
This feels like it could go either way…either some brave souls find their voice and speak their truth OR (and I hope this is not the case) there may be some violence attending this outcome.