In my first blog about the 2020 Presidential race, I took a look at three of the front-runners: Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren , and Bernie Sanders. I also looked at Julián Castro, as he’s my favorite candidate. In this blog, I’m going to discuss the cards pulled on Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, and Pete Buttigieg, as they are still very much in the race. Additionally, because Castro did so well during the debate and Biden did so poorly, I pulled one card on each to show how well they are currently doing.
For Kamala, I pulled these three cards: the Five of Cups, Justice, and the Page of Wands…
…crossed by the Ten of Pentacles.
The Five of Cups indicates that Kamala was not doing as well as she thought during the early days of her candidacy and I suspect a lot of that has to do with the media always overlooking women candidates. But, she has come on strong and the debate got her the Justice she deserves, along with good news, as shown by the Page of Wands. The Ten of Pentacles crossing the reading shows that she is also bringing in the donations after her stellar debate performance.
For Cory, I pulled these three cards: the Ace of Pentacles, the Moon, and The High Priestess…
…crossed by the Five of Pentacles.
The Ace of Pentacles shows that Cory started his campaign with the support of people involved in politics and their money, enabling him to get into the race as a contender. The Moon, though, indicates that there could be damaging information about Cory that, if it were to emerge, might harm his campaign. The High Priestess indicates that Cory has a special kind of allure about him – he’s got softer energy than those of the other men running, but his appeal is strong. However, the card that crosses the spread, the Five of Pentacles, indicates that Cory is not doing as well financially right now as other candidates. Can his High Priestess energy pull in more dollars?
For Pete, I pulled these three cards: Knight of Pentacles, Knight of Wands, and The Fool…
…crossed by the Six of Cups.
The Knight of Pentacles and the Knight of Wands indicate that Pete got into this race and was immediately noticed. It didn’t matter which news channel you turned on or what paper you were reading, Pete was everywhere. Being the only LGBTQIA candidate running, it makes sense that those within this community are taking extra notice, but they are not alone. Pete has been something of a media darling and things looked good until he ran into trouble when a White cop in South Bend killed yet another Black man.
Being Mayor of this city, Pete was called to action and most of the Black community in South Bend, as well as Black people and commentators, do not think Pete did a good job handling the situation. This caused Pete to look foolish in their eyes, hence The Fool. However, the upside of The Fool is that it can offer a new beginning and with the Six of Cups crossing the spread, Pete could well get past this incident while being thought of highly by most – just maybe not by the Black community.
For those who watched the Democratic debates last week, you know that Biden did not do too well. The card I pulled for him is the Five of Wands, which indicate a lot of struggle. As things stand right now, Biden will have to work hard to overcome these struggles. He’s still the leader of the Democratic candidates, according to the polls, but polls can be wrong and they can change.
In my first blog, the cards I pulled for Castro showed that he was a relatively unknown candidate who becomes a favorite once he becomes known by people. However, during the first Tarot reading, he wasn’t pulling in the money. After his extraordinary performance during the debates, though, he’s even more well-known than when he first got into the race, and he’s pulling in the donations, as indicated by the Ten of Pentacles. Can this energy carry him to the nomination?
As I stated in my first blog about the 2020 race, these readings show a snapshot in time and indicate the most likely future within the successive few months. But, there’s still a lot of time between now and the Democratic National Convention, and even more time until the election. I’ll continue to post readings about the candidates over time. CNN is holding its Democratic debates next week, so I’ll probably post after this event concludes.