Because COVID-19 is proving to be quite the destructive force, I decided to do a reading about the virus itself and then I did a reading about how COVID could affect the general election in November.
Similar to my previous reading, I first did a celtic-cross spread. The first card I pulled was the Six of Swords, which indicates that the country is moving in a different direction than it’s ever been before.
Since this card can also represent a physical passing, its appearance unfortunately suggests that much more death is to come.
The Knight of Wands came up in the foundation of the spread.
This card suggests that people are infused with a lot of energy, which can be used for good or evil. Republicans are using this energy to successfully set us back decades; the rest of us are filled with anger and fear, but are also intent on making changes for the better. If we keep this up, we will be able to make changes for the better, as indicated by The Empress appearing in the recent past part of the spread.
Like we did in the past, we can harness our energy to get the country back to a place of good before the Time of Trump. My fear, though, is that the destruction Republicans have wrought seems so complete, are we too late?
The Queen of Cups appeared in the part of the spread that represents potential energies that could come into being.
Interestingly enough, this card is Hillary Clinton’s card. If you remember from my last reading, it showed that if Biden chose her as his VP, they stood a good change of beating Trump in the general election. In fact, in this reading, the Knight of Pentacles showed up in the future part of the spread, representing intelligent, caring people trying to move the country forward.
Hillary would be one of these people. But, is Biden is smart enough to choose a woman more experienced and intelligent than him? I doubt it.
In the position that indicates how people are feeling about the pandemic, the Ace of Swords appeared.
This means that everyone really wants a new beginning. In the universal energies position, the Two of Pentacles showed up, which indicates that small positive changes are being made, but not nearly enough or quickly enough.
In the hopes and fears part of the reading, I pulled the Nine of Wands, which shows us all currently in wait-and-see mode.
The card at the top of the tower in the celtic-cross spread was the Four of Swords.
I read this as representing the gross negligence of our current administration, which continues to do the very least to combat COVID-19. Clearly, individuals and government officials at city, county, and state levels are taking things seriously, and we’re seeing how people are coming together trying to combat this virus. But, Trump and his ilk? Not so much.
The final card I pulled, the one that covers the entire spread, was the Nine of Cups.
This is the total happiness card. Considering what we’re all going through, I don’t think we’ll find total happiness any time soon. So, I wondered if this represents Trump’s happiness because all his machinations are currently working in his favor. So, I pulled three more cards to see if I could tell whether the this card represents Trump or those who oppose him. I pulled the Knight of Pentacles, the Three of Wands, and The Sun.
These are indicative that someone, be it one person or a group of people, are looking towards the future and hoping for the ending that best suits them. Again, this could be Trump or it could be the rest of us. I pulled one more card to see if I could get clarity and I pulled The Devil which, as I’ve mentioned in past blogs, is Putin’s card.
So, if any of us had any doubt that Trump was getting help in stealing another election, now we know. The spread of COVID-19 is only helping Trump and his cronies in this endeavor.
I pulled four more cards to see the energies surrounding the general election in November and I pulled The Fool (which is Trump’s card), the Ten of Cups, the Knight of Cups, and the Six of Pentacles.
The Ten of Cups holds energy akin to the Nine of Cups, but represents a familial versus an individual desire. In this case, familial could represent the American people. The Knight of Cups shows that we, the American people, are trying to move to a better future. However, the election hangs in the balance, as indicated by the Six of Pentacles. This card, along with Putin and Trump’s card appearing, shows that we could very well have a repeat of 2016.
At this point, all we can do is survive the pandemic, do everything we can to get forward-thinking folks registered to vote, make sure we help people get to the polls, and do everything we can to fight against the nonstop voter suppression tactics of the Right.