Re: my “forecast”
Hello, Stargazer Bles denizens! As I write this, It’s May 15th, the Feast Day of St. Dymphna, patron saint of those with mental and emotional illnesses. That’s beside the point, of course, and right now I am possessed of a sound mind as I make my next statements.
You’ve read what Resti has to say, which is basically framed in the language of Astrology, which in turn is basically a study of patterns and cycles. Now let’s look at what the languages of the Tarot and the Archangels have to say about where the Philippines is headed.
The format of the 4-card Tarot spread is Past-Present-Future-Synthesis/Summary. Therefore, from L-R, I drew the following: Ace of Cups (past) – Knight of Swords (present) – X Pentacles (future) – The Lovers (synthesis/summary). Please see the photo below.
The Ace of Cups (cups=water=spirit, blessings) in the past position indicates the dynamic of abundance v. loss. True enough, the Philippines is rich in human and natural resources yet it has also weathered a lot of losses, be they nature-caused or man-made.
The Knight of Swords (swords=fire=passion, creativity) in the present position shows the dynamic of constancy v. “moodiness.” As a people, we are prodigiously tenacious in upholding family values yet surprisingly “easily swayed” by passing fads, fancies, and personalities. Could the results of the recently concluded elections be proof of this?
In spite of this, the X of Pentacles (pentacles=earth=money, resources) in the future position presages prosperity for the country. Divine Spirit still looks after its people faithfully, supplying their needs according to its riches and glory. So yes, there is still hope for the Philippines materially, but who is not to say it is time for hope spiritually as well?
The synthesis/summary card turned out to be the Major Arcana card, The Lovers – The Gemini card. This resonates synchronistically with the Gemini birth of the first Philippine republic on June 12, 1898. On the most mundane level, I see a “traditional” couple – a man and a woman – who.shall rule the Philippines wisely, equitably, and reliably in the near future.
Metaphysically, The Lovers card could indicate the union of the Divine Masculine and the Divine Feminine in each of us, attaining for our nation the unity of opposites that a truly measured and sagacious rule requires. Remember the Babaylans, our local medicine folk-shamans? In effect, we will rule our individual selves effectively so we can rule others peaceably in our respective spheres of influence. What may seem like idealism now may very well be the reality of the future.
Finally, from the Archangels, we are also blessed to have the guidance of Gabriel, Haniel, and Ariel.
>Archangel Gabriel- Leadership- “It is time for you to assume your leadership power and position, and lovingly guide others.”
>Archangel Haniel- Passion- “Trust and follow your renewed passion in your love life and career.”
>Archangel Ariel- Spread Your Wings! – “Do not hold back right now. The timing is perfect, and you are ready to soar!”
“Whoever has ears, let them hear.” – Matthew 11:15, NIV