31 May 2012

[Headline: Syria. Who Will Fire the First Shot?]

Q: What is the underlying thought process of the main players in the Syrian situation and what are they likely to do? 


It seems that the Syrian regime is thinking of listening to their well-wishers. They know that their current actions may turn out to be self-destructive to their preferred way of life. They are not pleased about the international pressure. They want and plan to hold on to power as long as possible. 

It is likely they may agree to some extent to the UN plan, but not completely. They will try buy some temporary peace and stability, and stop the bloodshed. After a while, they may go back to their old ways, making choices that serve their self-interest, and not anyone else's.

Essentially, Syria would make only superficial gestures. The core attitude remains unchanged.

No war.

USA & Allies:

They feel it is not the right time to engage in a conflict. At the moment no one can afford to enter into war. They are thinking of their own priorities at home, especially the economy, and their citizens too would not approve of this wastage.

The decision has been taken not to do anything. Apart from timing, they also think they are unprepared and are not confident they will be able to pull if off. But they actually can succeed. They are not inclined to take unnecessary risks at this point in time.

The collective wisdom is against military action. There is no support for it. Instead, they will prefer to work through the UN.  The attitude is to wait & watch, and hope that all will be fine.

No war.

Russia & Other Syrian Sympathisers:

The main players are getting quite frustrated with the situation. Whatever they are trying to communicate about solving the problem, is not getting through.

They want to continue their past relationship with Syria, but also do not want to jeopardise relations with nations on the other side.

Right now they are unsure /confused about the course of action. They would like to assess the situation before taking any action. Whatever it is, they will follow the law. They want to do the right thing, but also will use this opportunity to re-establish their power & influence in the world.

They are likely to find a way out of this, and bring the situation under control. It seems they will pressurise Syria to accept the UN offer.

No war.

Overall scenario: USA & allies will hold back and hope for UN to succeed. Russia & others are confused but will bring balance in the right way. Syria will buy peace with temporary abstinence from bloodshed. It does not appear that there will be a military conflict in the near future.

30 May 2012

[Headline: Will Euro 2012 be disrupted? Plus team outlook!]

Q: Will Euro 2012 championship being hosted by Poland & Ukraine go off peacefully, in light of the threat of boycott by some nations due to political actions by Ukraine? Plus, a quick look at prospects of teams.

The tournament will go off peacefully.

Even though there is self-doubt, but good relationships, friends and allies will ensure there is no disruption. This tournament is a top priority for Ukraine and they will work hard for success. They will be in complete charge and will ensure the event is managed well with all safety and security measures in place.

* * * * *

On a lighter note, a very quick look at the prospects of some teams. Still early days, and it is challenging to predict when you're dealing with an unpredictable force - the passion and energy of fans and players. As usual, we will stick this blog's neck out, but only a bit.

It appears that....
  • France & Italy may disappoint.
  • Germany will need to push much harder to cross the first round.
  • Greece will spring a surprise.
  • Netherlands seems to be in command.
  • England & Russia will do well if they cross the first barrier.
  • Poland, Sweden, Ukraine, Croatia, Spain  Portugal are likely to cross the first round. But apart from Poland, it will be a challenge for the other five to make further progress.

27 May 2012

[Headline: The World in One Year - Glimmer or more Gloom?]

Q. What is the Tarot forecast for the world in general for the next one year (from now)? What will be the major focus of attention?

Thankfully, the economy, and not wars, will dominate the world in the next one year. It is not going to be a very dramatic year.

The world economy is spinning out of control, but now it seems the nations will approach the problem it in a different, a slightly more compassionate manner. Fresh bonds will be formed between people and countries, and the path of getting out of the mess will be cooperation, harmony and looking at the larger good.

At one level the correction is already happening. The wait is over. Wisdom & understanding will present the right solutions. In time, the world will move on.

Help is on its way. The wealthier nations will overlook differences and work together to put the economies back on track. 

There will be some small conflicts or civil unrest around the world, which could involve nations or the youth. There does not seems to be any major war between nations in the next 12 months.

Nations and the youth are on edge. The youth need to be guided during the period, lest their energy flows in the wrong direction.

Final Outcome:
In a year from now, the overall world economy will take a turn for the better. People will feel better & hopeful. There will be health and healing in the economy.

Advice to people:
Work towards self-healing and creating a positive environment for hope, harmony and healing.

For Healing Guidance, refer to blog posting of 16th May, or use the link below:

25 May 2012

[Headline: Who will be Liverpool's next Manager?]

This reading was requested by Andy W. (Location: Unknown)

Q. Who will be the next manager of Liverpool - Martinez or Rodgers?

First a disclaimer: It can be difficult to pin point an exact outcome because discussions are on during which new efforts or energy comes into play. New candidates can also be approached. Tarot offers guidance towards outcomes. Outcomes depend on energy and free will. If guidance for change is followed, outcomes can be modified.

So we have rephrased the question, and included some candidates that found a mention in the press.

Revised Q: What is the likely thought processes and behind-the-scenes happenings with respect to the major candidates?

Option 1: Roberto Martinez

It appears that Liverpool think that the wait is over, that they have found their Manager in Martinez. However, Martinez is still giving it a thought. He has other options on his mind too.

If Martinez doesn't accept the job, it will most likely be because of monetary considerations. The offer is currently not what he likes. So the club should stretch some more to make an acceptable offer.

Deep down, there could also be some bit of nostalgia factor diverting his attention - his old club, or maybe even a club that he followed as a youngster.

Option 2: Brendan Rodgers

As a manager, he seems a very strong contender. But there is also a feeling of a lack of completion regarding him - not fully prepared, not good enough, or that this is not for him.

He did not accept the initial offer, and there is some cleverness behind that refusal. Maybe money matters, but whatever it is, it is not being revealed. There is confusion about his gameplan.

No decision is being taken regarding him yet. Cards are being held close to the chest. He is a mystery right now and could turn out to be a surprise package.

Option 3: Rafa Benitez

He is not the first choice. There are some drawbacks to his candidacy; he is not 100% there.  There has been some public opinion that Benitez may be a step back for the club.

This channel is still open; communication is on. There is some confusion about him.

If Benitez can use the open communication channels to convert the thinking in his favour, he has a chance. He needs to put forward new ideas, new energy and pure thinking to remove the confusion about him.

Option 4: Andre Villas-Boas

Villas-Boas might have been an option in the past, but they're not making him an offer right now. There's no communication with him. It probably will not work as a happy unit. He might have a tough time at the club or maybe the players will not gel with him.

Option 5: Any Other Candidate

There is no other probable candidate right now.

(The authour is not a football expert or scout. The special disclaimer as for the Blackburn Rovers reading applies here too, except that in this case, one member of the author's household claims to be a Liverpool fan)

22 May 2012

[Headline: Does Arsenal really want to win the EPL again?]

Q: What will it take for Arsenal to win the EPL next season? What is the guidance for the club?

The choice for Arsenal is clear this season. They have to take some positive steps or face DISASTER.

There is a very strong likelihood of Arsenal carrying on as before, which will of course, lead to disaster this time.

Arsenal has the money. The owners and manager have to trust the team and use the money for some must-do items this time. If they refuse to spend, player and fan morale will sink, and quite likely some key players will move to improve their prospects, leaving the team in shambles. So try to give the players peace of mind.

The management have a choice to make - disaster, or make it work into something great. It is in their hands. 

First, they have to hire at least one player of the same level as Robin van Persie. To keep Robin interested, they have to get a partner who will complement him. If van Persie stays, the team will go far.

Arsenal has to focus on their own strengths. They know how to play their game. They are already doing it.

Wenger has to really lead the team to prosperity. To do that he would have to shed some of his stubbornness. Listen to the fans, and also go within himself and listen to his heart. Then he will see the situation clearly, understand what is needed, and can follow his heart to bring about the positive changes. Mentally, Wenger has some conflict about the course of action.

Overall, the club (owners and manager) have to decide whether they want their best player and others to leave or, they want the rule the world. Disaster or Victory?

Special Guidance for Wenger:

- Arsenal is lucky to end up even in third position. Find the blessings in the current situation.
- Get your priorities right. Do you want to win or not? Buy some good players.
- Have faith. Arsenal can do it with some positive changes. 

21 May 2012

[Mitt Romney - Is he Obama's Bane?]

Q. At this point of time, what is the Tarot's guidance for Mitt Romney to succeed in winning the Presidential election?

The task before Romney is to free people from the bondage of stress, particularly economic. He has to let people know that he can do it quickly, but he also has to let them know HOW he's going to do it.  This will show that he is a man in control, and will help make people feel complete in their lives.

Concentrate on the youth. Women are already with Romney, but the crowning glory for him would be the youth. (For both the contenders, youth & women are important). The youth are feeling lost; they typically want everything happening for them, and that too right now.

One category of youth is also the young professionals. Their priority is progress and the flow of prosperity. Communicate with them, through whatever means, about how he (Romney) will help them with their progress & flow of prosperity.

There is a hitch in the campaign right now. There is hesitation and no free flow of energy, ideas etc. They are ignoring certain things, like not looking at the situation and dealing with issues. So the guidance is to be free flowing in the campaign.

Bring new thoughts and ideas into the campaign. Do not get into a war of words with Obama. Do your own thing.

Romney has to open his heart to love (that is also a free flowing energy he needs).

In his mind, he feels in control, and he has to maintain that control, but he has to let people know how he will the economy right. Take charge of the economy.

In these uncertain times, it seems people at large are concerned about their children's future. What can Romney do about this? He has to persistently pursue the task of making families feel happy.

On a mental level, it seems Romney is not revealing everything about his plans or methods. Probably there is some fear that appearing over-smart could be self-destructive.

Romney must attempt to see the other's point of view, get into the other's psyche, including Obama's and the women voters.

He can make great strides with the women; he just has to give it his all. Make the right decisions about women's prosperity, health and help them deal with their insecurity. What he's doing right is talking smartly with women, without patronising them.

It seems he is holding himself back a bit. He must come out in the open, with his full potential. Trust himself and trust women.

Special Guidance for Romney:

- Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water (not colas).
- Educate people about how the economy will be back on track.
- Work your magic. Show it. Trust yorself.

19 May 2012

[Headline: Barack Obama - Can he be Emperor again?]

Q: Based on likely outcome (predicted by the Tarot) at this point of time, what is the guidance for Obama for success in the elections?

The outlook isn't bright and sunny, but then the world itself isn't bright and sunny nowadays.

As of now, Obama is not receiving the help he needs; it doesn't appear to the people that he has any control over the economy. In fact, the economy is the cause of his current and possibly continuing grief.

One reason for Obama's troubles could be his failure to foresee and see the consequences of his decisions. But still, what he needs to do is to focus on his strengths, and to trust himself. The cards urge him to use conventional methods.

In the last election and his early days, Obama brought hope to the people and confidence in the economy. He must remember that he has done it before, and he can do it again.

But first he must assess the situation (and he is able to do it accurately), and look at new ideas and new people that come in. Take charge of the situation, and not just on the domestic front. Creating jobs and holding on to jobs is important at this juncture.

It seems the youth are losing patience with Obama's administration. He should move quickly to make his peace with them. Youth need jobs and prosperity. Women too are critical. They need jobs and want to be able to run their homes better. Purify the intentions, like in healthcare. 

In the midst of all this, Obama seems to be part of some drama in which the players pull the other one down. But he must detach himself from that and focus on the real stuff. Look at his priorities. Bring stability.

The environment isn't conducive to being productive, but he must have faith that he can do it. Convey that faith / trust to the people.

A key guidance is for Obama to take the help of women in his team or around him. Probably Michelle. Even more so Hillary Clinton whose advice and action can be valuable.

Mentally, Obama's team feel that they are not doing enough in the campaign, and have made some wrong decisions. Probably a key advisor didn't deliver. So keep the door open for fresh blood.

Currently there seems to be no love lost between Obama and the public, and could get worse if he continues as before. To improve his chances this guidance shows him the path: Trust. Take charge. Women. Youth. Economy.

16 May 2012

[Healing Guidance for You: 16-31 May 2012]

While the blog attempts to understand the subtle, invisible energies underlying everyday situations, in the world it is people who make up those situations. To heal a situation, people must heal; to heal the people, individuals must heal. Therefore, any change starts with a single person - You.

The Healing Guidance will be published based on guidance received from the cards, and will be specific for the next fortnight. You may go deeper into what it means for you personally, but do try to apply this guidance in every situation in your life, even if it doesn't seems normal.

Of course, that does not mean you abandon all common sense and sound reasoning in life's transactions.

Healing Guidance for You: 16-31 May 2012

First, introspect and meditate. Clearly think what is truly important for you in your life; challenge yourself about what is necessary and what is excess. Create a balance in your life, especially between work and home, everyday.  Keep aside personal time to meditate daily, even if it is 5-10 minutes in the beginning.

This is also the time to give priority to your health. The external environment is exerting enormous physical, mental & emotional stress. Check within for signs of wear & tear. If your work is creating stress, ask yourself if you can back away from those transaction without loss, or find techniques to block that stress. Deep breathing. Meditation. Release the accumulated tension by writing about it to yourself. Be with happy, positive people.

Be a happy, positive person yourself, whatever the situation. If it is happening to you, there must a a reason, something to learn. Don't cry about it. Make your peace with your circumstances. Don't look to others, the government, the leaders for help. Find every solution by turning your concentration inwards (Meditation).

15 May 2012

[Headline: Greece - Exit Scenario?]

Q: Will Greece remain in the European Union?

Whatever be the political situation in Greece in the near future, the good news from the Tarot is that in their time of need, they are going to receive further help. Things will move fast and they will keep receiving help.

Greece continue to be in trouble because they have not been able to fight the problem. So something like a fresh start is about to happen. Greece will take a risk and that risk will pay off. They will come out of this death-like situation with a plan, be clear headed and make the right choices.

Initially, the feeling will be that success is eluding them, but they will ultimately get up and get going. Their actions will seem to be backed with wisdom. They will receive outside help in this healing process. Inspite of the general despair on the surface, the state of mind for the future looks positive.

The Greeks are not going anywhere. They will stay in the euro zone. They will make it work.

It seems that the fresh start towards rebuilding will begin within 2 months, and the process will take up to 1 year to show some signs of a turnaround.

(Disclaimer: This forecast is not based on any known economic theory or model. The author has no training in economics, finance, business, law or politics)

13 May 2012

[Headline: Blackburn Rovers FC - Is it the End?]

Q: What is the guidance for Blackburn Rovers' future under its current owners, Venky's?

The Tarot urges the club & the fans to work with what they have and where they are. What has happened has happened. They must find ways for it to work and make decisions that matter. They must keep the team together, and also try to plug the weaknesses. A female energy is available to help.

Obviously, things have not worked well. For the owners, this is a new business and what they really need now is a dynamic man to run the club, one who is quick, intelligent, focused, and doesn't like wasting time or effort. He goes for what he wants, but in the right manner. The club might need to hire such a person, if he is not currently in the setup.

In the past, success has eluded the club, but not for lack of trying. Things are not in place, but what needs to be done can be done. The club has the means and so they may have to buy / hire what they need. Some fresh start is about to happen.

The environment and mental state is one of negativity, and people are holding on to that negativity. It is time to move on beyond the past.

However, good times are not waiting just around the corner. The difficult situation will persist in the intermediate term, and consistent hard work must be put in for the situation to improve, which it ultimately will. A female energy (likely a woman executive) will be useful, but she will need cooperation from others, and of course, without ego clashes. She might help bring in the money. The path to improvement and success for Blackburn Rovers is conventional, standard formula - hard work, doing the basics right, fan support etc - and there is no need to be over-ambitious. Some financial infusion will be needed.

The road ahead is tough. Good improvement will be visible in about 4 years.

Further guidance for success from The Ascended Masters:

Should Venky's sell the club?
Venkys should definitely not sell, even though they might want to sell (due to poor support & respect for them).  If someone can improve the club's fortunes, one of them is Venkys. Venkys and the Club are actually suited for each other!

What should Venky's do?
Venkys should work their magic. They are successful businessmen and there is no reason for them to fail, even if this is a new business model. How to do it? By staying focused on the objective and bringing the money to the table, for indispensable items.

What should the team do?
First they must believe that they can do it. They need to continue working hard, but importantly to focus on their strength. BR's guidance for strength is to play fluid, flowing football or total football.

What should the fans do?
Have patience. They have to look at the positives in the current situation with Venky's as owners. They must stop being negative and continue to play their role - to support their team.

(Disclaimer for this blog: The author is as clueless about the football business as the club's owners, but the author's family has fans of three clubs, none of which is Blackburn Rovers)

11 May 2012

[Headline: China vs Philippines - showdown or no show?]

Q: This tarot reading is about the outlook for peace over the next 9-12 months in the South China Sea region, especially with regard to China & Philippines.

This tarot reading is not so much concerned about the legality of the issue as to whether there will be armed conflict in the region.

Currently both China and Philippines are locked into their positions with neither side willing to give in.

Efforts will be made by third parties to broker a truce and resume cooperation. This might work for a while but it is likely that some careless action or statements will again disturb the balance.

The situation in the region is tense and will continue to be tense for the next 9-12 months also. However, it is highly unlikely to escalate into full-fledged military action or war in this period. 

Understanding the role of some countries in this situation:

CHINA: Will continue to stick to their stance. They will not be willing to see the other's point of view.

PHILIPPINES: They are agitated currently. Later they would like to work it out but would be confused about how to do it.

USA: They will try to find innovative ways to defuse the situation because they want a good relationship with all countries, and they are working towards improving relations with China.

TAIWAN: Not involved in this standoff, but have an interest in what happens. They might spring a surprise.

INDIA: Will work to try and improve the situation.  

(Note: The tarot reading will be repeated if more players become active or assertive in the South China Sea dispute, to account for their energy involvement)

9 May 2012

[Headline: Will Air India manage a turnaround?]

INTRO: This reading has been done in light of the public anger over the huge bailout package announced by the Indian government for an organizaation that refuses to budge. Recently, just after the bailout, the pilots on the international route threw a tantrum (went on a flash strike) just to bar their domestic-route colleagues from being trained on the Boeing-787 Dreamliner.

Question: Will the US$ 8 billion bailout with tax-payers' money help in turning around the public sector Air India?

Tarot Reading:

The process of seeing this situation in a new light is beginning. The effort by the government is to try and make it work this time. There is no other choice.

Some hard (maybe harsh) decisions have to be taken and some sacrifices have to be made. Employees will not like that, and will respond with aggression, but that does not matter anymore because there is no alternative. The employees will not accept unless the terms are favourable to them, and they are unlikely to accept the terms.

Some people will try to talk sense to others but ineffectively. Many may want to leave the organisation and they will be given options.

The government has been waiting for the turnaround which didn't happen because of wrong decisions and wasted resources. Now the government wants it to work.

The current environment is a feeling of being stuck, of not being mentally confident, and not knowing how to get out of the situation. Employees are unhappy, especially the younger lot (around 20-40 yr olds)

This is the time they will reassess the situation and, in a way, start afresh with clear thinking, new people and new ideas. Confusion will be put aside. Some new work will start.  The key factors at play will be communication, cooperation and professionalism (maybe some highly talented people getting hired)

However dismal the situation looks, the government can make the airline turn around. It is likely some dynamic energy will make an entry. There is a definite chance of revival, if this guidance (for owners and employees) is considered:

- Willingness to make sacrifices, and sticking with tough decisions
- Welcoming fresh energy and fresh perspective

The change process will begin in a few weeks and last a few years. It  may turn out be a tough but magical journey.

5 May 2012

[Headline: Is Anna's crusade against corruption on track?]

Q: Will the anti-corruption movement in India, led by social activist Mr. Anna Hazare, be successful?

INTRO: In 2011, Anna Hazare led a popular non-violent movement against corruption, mobilising support across all sections of people in India and abroad. Since then, members of his team have invited controversy (which could have been the work of adversaries) and continue to issue embarassing statements (using their own skills).

It is time now to see where this crusade is headed. The Tarot Cards reveal the play of energy in this campaign, and provide guidance on the best approach for success. For the record, the tarot reader whole-heartedly endorses this and any campaign against coruption!

* * * * * * *  The Tarot reading now ...

Central to the campaign's problems is the internal rift, disagreements, and squabbling in the group. This is a self-destructive path. Some people want quick results; some are clear-sighted about the goal and methods; and then there are some whose decisions can be suicidal for the campaign.

Anna's heart is in the right place. He means well and he is leading from the front. However, there could be issues with control and power. There is a fear of the campaign becoming intolerant. They may demand perfection and compliance, but how?  This attitude does not encourage independence of action in others and alienates the public.

This campaign is not getting what it wants because of lack of cooperation, even from the public. The approach lacks a sense of balance, and things seem to be spinning out of control. The campaign is also not moving forward because some people are stubbornly holding on to their beliefs, and are not welcoming new thoughts/ideas or people. It is time for the team to assess the situation.

This campaign needs a bit of kindness, softness and openness. The strict & stubborn approach is not working.

A key influencing factor that has come up is: CHILDREN

The Cards indicate that the campaign must include children in its vision, however long-term or slow a process that seems. Children must be educated against corruption, and taught with kindness (as opposed to a militant approach, which will not bring about permanent change). This campaign's role is to heal the entire body, not to cut off the diseased limb.

Children also represent the 'soft' sustaining power that this campaign lacks now. And they will bring new ideas, new life to the campaign.

To get this campaign back on track, the leaders need to assess the situation and be practical and sensible. Above all, they must be seen to act in a pure, progressive manner, with a spiritual slant. They must be fair and choose the right path, which also means that it is important to follow the rules, regulations and 'dharma' of the land in pursuing the objective.

Likely Outcome:
There will be some change in favour of the campaign, but successes would be small and sporadic. The much anticipated big success (overall objective) will have to wait, till some fundamental changes are made, such as:

- allowing entry of new ideas and people (with children as core theme)
- being fair and following the right path (working within the law)
- working with kindness and healing approach.

2 May 2012

[Clinton's Visit & Future of US-China Relations]

Q: How will US and China's relationship move forward after Hillary Clinton's visit to China, with so many irksome issues on the table?

This is how the Tarot Cards read the situation currently:

Both sides are under mental stress at the prospect of what lies ahead. There are some concerns that the relationship would regress, and there may be some aggressive posturing. Therefore, both sides will proceed with caution, with the intention of holding on to their defensive positions.

After the initial hesitation, US and China will open up and the atmosphere will change. Progress will not be as tough as they expected. Both will sit down and assess the situation, and do it well, with a level-headed understanding of the long term implications of their decisions.

Some prickly issues are part of the agenda, and either the US or both sides will consider walking away from the issue (not out of weakness but mutual benefit) rather than disturb the peace. Hillary Clinton will come up with a top rate performance.

Neither side will try and take advantage of any situation, and not play the bully! A feeling of fairness will prevail. Hurdles to improving business relations will be dealt with.

Eventually, the cooperation and willingness to trust will lead to a very good relationship between the US & China. 


1 May 2012

[Headline: Will African forces apprehend Joseph Kony?]

Q: Will Joseph Kony, a self-proclaimed prophet and commander of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), be neutralised by the security forces in central Africa?

Kony is stuck in a situation of pursuing a self-destructive path.  

Justice will be done. There will be many hurdles on the path for security forces, and it is not going to be easy.

A couple of factors will bring about his downfall. First, the security forces will use much more sophisticated techniques or technology to get to him. Second, the forces will receive cooperation from former associates of Kony and they will provide new leads or important information.