30 Jun 2012

[Headline: Mayan Prophecy - Is it the BIG Deal?

Q.  The Mayan prophecy based on the date 21st Dec 2012 has conjured up many dramatic scenarios for mankind, many of them, expectedly, are doomsday ones. Are we really heading for a planetary disaster that our rational minds are afraid to acknowledge, or is there another angle to consider? Either way, is this date and year a significant one?

This Tarot Cards reading takes the before-and-after 21st Dec approach, and looks at likely changes for the planet and its people.

The Tarot reading:

However compelling the case for human extinction, now is not the time. So if you're looking for instant relief, take this pill: The human race is NOT in any immediate danger of elimination from this reality show. No continental scale disasters or upheavals are likely to happen in the remaining months of the year. But there will be acclerated change on the spiritual plane, that may not even be evident to those who 'have eyes, but cannot see'.

As the end of the year approaches, the general feeling of loss, despair, disillusionment, unfulfilment or emptiness will gradually peak, and for many fortunate people, it will be the moment of truth and the time to make the decision to act to resolve all sources of conflict in their lives.

The biggest conflict to come to realisation is that the pursuit of wealth does not necessarily lead to happiness. Wealth provides comforts of life, without guarantee of happiness. Currently people are directing all their energies and commitment in the physical world but they are rarely rewarded with what they truly want. At a deeper level, there is no celebration of success because the ego never rests. Feeling caught up in their situations, people are clinging on to superficial stuff that defines success for them and their peers.

In these times, people are not able to find a balance between the spiritual and the material worlds; they are unable to blend the conscious and unconscious power that they have.

21st December will be like the cusp of spiritual change, though it cannot be sharply defined as that single point after which dramatic change will occur. Visible change will be gradual. Something new will come into being.

People should make a conscious decision  leave / avoid those situations that no longer work for them, and to resolve conflicts on every plane - values, people, priorities etc.

Those who are willing to walk this path, will cultivate an inner stillness. They will study esoteric sciences. The doors of spiritual realisation will start to open for them.

This group will realise and decide that there is more to life than the physical world and material parameters of success. They will learn to commune with their inner self and discover the path by which they can manifest their own fortune too in the physical world, meaning that the spiritual and worldly paths are not mutually exclusive.

Those who do not take a conscious decision to purify and heal their lives, will have to pay the price by continuing to live a life devoid of true joy. Karmic debt will rest more heavily on their shoulders.

Overall, people will be drawn to spiritual life, after realising that material pursuits, by themselves, are a dead end. Through meditation and other techniques they will discover the missing parts of their lives, and will be guided by their inner voice to their purpose in life.

Youngsters will play a big role in the transformation. Of the people who choose the new path, some (probably the older generations) will lean towards traditional religion, while others and youth will go deeper into spirituality.

A difference with the emerging spiritual quest is that many will choose to walk alone on the path of meditation and self-discovery. Solitude will be the portal to inner life. This will allow for co-existence and blending of the material and spiritual worlds of an individual.

As an estimate, it is likely that a little less than 40% of people will come around to believing and following the spiritual path to find joy.

24 Jun 2012

[Headline: How Will Obama Perform in Round 2?]

Q.  IF Obama wins a second time, how well will he do as President, specifically for the citizens of USA?  His impact on the rest of the world is not being considered.

An earlier reading - Will Obama Win? - was done more as a guidance for success than a prediction of the outcome. The current reading looks at his likely performance if he returns to the Oval Office, and is along the same sombre lines as the earlier readings done for him. Of course, nothing can match the electric atmosphere of his win in 2008.

The Tarot Reading:

IF Obama wins, the baggage and ghosts of the previous term will await him in his office. Naturally, it will be a continuation for him, so no cartons to unpack, no new upholstery, and definitely no opportunity for a fresh start.

Initially, the general population will be feeling upbeat, expecting a brighter future. Obama, like Romney (Will Romney be a Good President?), will not act in haste. The gravity of the situation is not lost on either of them. Obama will make the effort, and will achieve some traction in the economy, but in the longer run it may not seem enough and people's impression will change to Obama not delivering on the promise of bringing balance in the economy. With continuing instability, the mood of the nation will not improve, and Obama can expect extreme displeasure from the public in general , and the youth in particular.

Some personal traits will start to work against Obama. First, his virtuous image might limit his options for action. Are some decisions best handled by a cold-blooded, tougher approach?

Second would be Obama's tendency to become stubborn about his way of thinking, not willing to compromise or remaining inflexible in critical discussions. His thought process is not expected to change and so he is unlikely to try anything new. His mantra of "I know best" will probably let him down.

Little wonder then if Obama struggles for the success that should have been well within his grasp. Overall, success will come to him slowly, and on the economic front it will be difficult for him to create the jobs the nation needs.

Key guidance for Obama to improve results and perception of his second Presidency:
  • Obama needs to be more flexible; alllow fresh ideas and fresh energy to come in.
  • Get rid of dodgy or ineffective advisors. Again, welcome fresh and youthful energy.
  • Do whatever it takes to create jobs.

21 Jun 2012

[Headline: Will Romney be a Good President?]

Q: IF Mitt Romney wins, will he prove to be a good President for the people of USA?   His impact on the rest of the world is not part of this tarot reading.

(Disclaimer: The author has no direct stake in the US Presidential elections)

The Republicans will agree with this reading. The Democrats will not, but hopefully they can take comfort from the fact that it is a win-win situation for them (If Obama wins, it's a win. If the economy turns around, it is a win for everyone).  Also, this blog has deliberately not made an outright forecast of the election result, though guidance for course correction has been issued for Obama in an earlier reading: "Will Obama Win?". 

The Tarot Reading:

This is a very vibrant reading, with literally little indication of setbacks for Romney. IF Mitt Romney becomes the next President, he will change the fortunes of USA. That is his karmic responsibility.

Romney will come in as the wise man, his wisdom and fresh perspective allowing him to take charge of the economy and bringing the flow of prosperity to the people.

However, he will not get off to a flying start, as he will avoid acting in haste just to create a false impression. Therefore, initially it may appear to people that resources or opportunities are being wasted, that there is a lack of stability on multiple fronts, and that there isn't much forward movement, particularly in the economy.

The balance will be achieved gradually. The reversal will start and the depression will end.

With prosperity and jobs, people will come to realize that he is suited for that job. People will definitely be happier.

Overall, Romney will feel and act like a king. He will bring a welcome fresh perspective to the table. It is a tough job, and he will stick around and do it.

17 Jun 2012

[Headline: Will India's New FM Deliver?]

Q: If Pranab Mukherjee, the current FM,  takes over as the next President of India, how will the new Finance Minister perform?

It seems that the decision of who would be the next FM has been taken, though it may not yet be in the public domain.

The incoming FM (even if he has previously been the FM or a senior official) would approach the job as a new one, a fresh start: he will take some time to assess the situation and tread cautiously. So initially, it may appear that he's not doing anything at all, as people would expect the FM to come in, brandish his sword and immediately take control of the economy. But these are troubled times, and need some deeper contemplation.

The FM will start taking decisions, initiate action and attempt to assume control. But in the early days he will not receive cooperation from his own party members or the allies because of doubts about his way of thinking. That phase will pass.

For the FM, this job will be like a battle, but he will have the stomach for a fight. He will have the strength and courage to undo wrong decisions of the past and follow through on his own decisions and ideas. Whatever the situation, he will find a way out.

In the longer run, hard work will pay off in overcoming obstacles. He will be successful at improving the economy. Improved results will start showing from 2-3 months onwards.

13 Jun 2012

[Headline: S&P Threatens India]

Q. (a). Will India's rating be downgraded to junk status anytime soon as per Standard & Poor's threat?
(b). Will The Indian currency continue to weaken, and for how long?

(a). S&P's threat

Although, at the moment, the threat of a downgrade to junk status by S&P looks genuine and ominous, India's response will be to junk the threat itself. India will instead focus, for its own benefit, on how to wriggle out of this embarassing situation.

Nobody accepts the rationale for the revision, but the threat has woken up the people who matter. They will do everything in their power to prevent the downgrade from becoming a reality. What has happened, has happened, so they will focus on the path ahead.

It will be a real uphill task, but hard work and this timely warning will pay off eventually. There seems to be buoyancy, jobs and prosperity ahead. Help will be forthcoming from banks and business houses.

India will maintain its stable investment outlook. 

(b). Will the Rupee continue to slide lower?

Right now it may seem that the Rupee is in a free fall. It has jolted the government and officials into action. Hard to believe, but it appears that they are seriously thinking about what needs to be done to create balanced conditions for business and prosperity. They will probably adopt a conservative or tried-and tested approach. It will take at least 2 months for the Rupee to stabilise.

11 Jun 2012

[Headline: Will Obama Win?]

Q. At the rate and the direction in which Obama's campaign is headed, is there any chance of his winning the election?

This Tarot reading is a followup on an earlier done on 19 May, titled "Barack Obama - Can he be Emperor again?" The objective is to check, a little sympathetically, if Barack Obama's campaign is back on the winning track. Earlier on, it wasn't.

Evidently, Mr. Obama hasn't been listening to the public, his wellwishers, and, unsurprisingly, to this blog. Naturally, his campaign and his election prospects, are still headed in the same direction - NOWHERE (said a little unsympathetically).

The Tarot Cards reveal that nothing is happening right now! Obama has neither found any solution nor has any plans to address the economic woes, which makes him extremely unpopular with the masses. In the people's perception, he has failed to display the strengths they thought he had. Simply stated, people feel betrayed.

His image of a peacemaker has probably boomeranged on him. He is being too soft for their liking, and is not coming across as strong enough.

Obama has to change the campaign to leverage his own strengths. He will do well to remember how he won the last time? Who was in charge then?

Again, as if to emphasize, the Tarot Cards urge Obama to rally the women power at his disposal. But women are not to be taken for granted or to be patronised. What role can and should Hillary Clinton play? It is time to restore burnt bridges on a war footing.

Of those around him, the businessmen and the intelligentsia can help Obama understand why it seems nothing is working. He must listen to them.

Obama should stop playing the fool, and start working towards breathing fresh life and energy into the campaign. He has to give people what they want to bring balance & joy in their lives, whatever his methods.

Obama and his team will come up with breakthrough ideas later on, but if they follow the current trajectory, the efforts will be half-hearted and the outcome, pathetic. But if, and only if, they follow through completely with total commitment, can the situation be turned around.


7 Jun 2012

[Headline: Will Narendra Modi be the PM of India?]

Q: (A) Will Narendra Modi of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), currently the Chief Minister of Gujarat, become the Prime Minister of India? What is the guidance for him?
(B) If he does become the PM, what can Indians expect from him?

*** // Disclaimer: The author of this tarot blog is neither a member nor a supporter of any political party in India, including the BJP and the ruling Congress //***

The Tarot Cards Reading:

(A). Can he become the PM?

One thing that favours Narendra Modi is the environment or the situation right now. It is perfect: the competition is weak, there is no other strong PM candidate and so, there is a chance for him.

However, he is stuck because of what he has been held responsible for, rightly or wrongly.

He is not receiving cooperation from anywhere, for a variety of reasons. Nothing too is happening for him right now, and nothing will until he makes a peace offering. He has to put his demons to rest, because they are harmful to his progress.

Currently people are not accepting him because of his thought process, which is probably linked to past events. If he can change his thought process, then acceptance will flow.

How can Narendra Modi achieve this? He has to make himself peaceful, go within, meditate, and focus on his priorities. Making peace with the people will bring about positive change. He must open his heart to love and be kind to all. He must be seen to dispense justice and be fair. He CAN do it.

In his mind, Modi knows it is a difficult task, and unless he is able to see the others' point of view and bring joy to their existence, it cannot be achieved.

Right now Narendra Modi is not doing what he should if he wants to be the Prime Minister. He has to heal the wounds irrespective of whether he caused them or not. Make peace and remove all negativity to bring about positive change. Else, there is a strong possibility that he will keep waiting.

Special Guidance for Modi: It may be worthwhile to come out in the open and accept responsibility for past errors. It is not about pinning blame but closure. Once that is done, then start working towards taking appropriate corrective action.  Focus on your strengths, which are numerous.

For Narendra Modi now, it is not about numbers (voters), but clearing the energy block in his path.

It appears that only if he manages to bring about healing, will the path to the top job open up for him.

(B) If he does become the Prime Minister, what can Indians expect from him?

Conditional to Narendra Modi becoming the PM, is his ability to make peace and bring healing.

IF he does become the PM, he will prove to be the right choice for India. He will appear to be like a guide or teacher for India.

It will be a bit difficult initially for some people to accept him so cooperation would be low, but help will be at hand to help heal the relationships. Ultimately, acceptance will come. 

His problem will be of lack of trust, but that can be overcome through communication. He should remember the spiritual law of attraction, that only by giving trust can he attract trust for himself.

With Narendra Modi as PM, law and order will be good. He will govern well, and with kindness. That is his strength.

However, sometimes his ego will hinder his work. In order to win in certain situations, he might try to use excessive force, but it seems that would be against tougher challenges.

Under Modi the PM, India will undergo a regeneration. He will give India a new, clean, pure start. He will have the strength and will to fight India's problems. For the nation, he will prove to be a blessing and will help heal the country.

Mentally, Narendra Modi will feel strong, and be aware that he has to choose his priorities correctly. He knows that he can do it.

Overall, as a Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will be powerful, fair and clear-headed. He will bring balance in all aspects of governance. India will be prosperous with him in charge.

BUT, only if he works towards it in the right manner can he become the PM, which at the moment, he doesn't seem to be doing.

5 Jun 2012

[Headline: Team Prospects in Euro 2012]

Q: How are the teams expected to perform in Euro 2012? Should there be any concerns about safety of players and fans?

Here is a very quick look at how some teams will fare.

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.

On the safety & security front, there does not seem to be anything to worry about. The tournament will go off peacefully. 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.

[Headline: Will Gambhir Become Indian Cricket Captain?]

Q: Will Gautam Gambhir become India's cricket captain for the Test match format? 

// (Disclaimer: This reading is not to judge the character of people involved, but is a statement of how the Tarot Cards revealed the interplay of subtle energies & thoughts in this situation) //

Being the cricket captain in India is not just about cricket, but also popularity, endorsements, huge money, glamour, relationships, power and a piece of history.

It is a very difficult task for Gambhir to become the Test captain, but not impossible.  The incumbent wouldn't want to let go of it easily because a lot is at stake and giving up captaincy would mean the end of many things.

What Gambhir wants may not happen and the help he needs will not come. There are ego issues involved and Gambhir may not find favour with people that matter. Some talk about Gambhir's captaincy might happen, but key people will not accept it because they feel it would lead to a decline in prosperity.

Mentally, Gambhir knows this will create a conflict situation. He understands the commercial compulsions and what is at stake for the others. He is also aware that he might have to give up and walk away, rather than undertake to remove all of the obstacles in his path.

At the moment nothing has been decided so there is still a chance for Gambhir. But even then, it might not happen! From the reading, it seems that Gautam Gambhir has lost out being the captain in the past too.

The guidance for Gambhir is to seize the opportunity. Take charge and try to make it happen. This is the time, as they say, to strike. The current situation is a blessing for him (Gambhir has impressed everyone with his captaincy in the IPL). He can work his magic because he has that magic right now.

If Gambhir wants the captaincy, he must go for it now, without being overly aggressive. He should try to communicate with the powers that be, without getting sucked into the drama and the politics. Stay focused.

At this time, Gambhir is of the same stature & potential as the incumbent, and therefore, a credible option to replace him. Gambhir's drawback is his lack of popularity. And because he has become a viable alternative, the incumbent will be more alert now and is likely to take appropriate measures to protect his position.

If Gambhir can manage to pull this off, it will happen between 3 months and 2 years from now.

1 Jun 2012

[Guidance & Forecast for Happiness in June 2012]

Guidance for You: All through June 2012

There are bound to be challenges during the month that will test you to the limit. You may want to give up, but stick around to overcome those challenges. The wait is over. Circumstances will appear to improve.

You may feel trapped by circumstances, and it may appear to you that you are going through an unending period of bad luck. Patience, and not panic, will help. A slightly modified version of Dumbledore's advice to Harry Potter will apply: "Help is available to those who know where to look for it."

Do not let false pride stand in the way of seeking help when you need it. Be sensible and ask for help.

Avoid being impetuous, and try not to unnecessarily get into trouble. Honesty will be the best policy. So be very careful about being dishonest and doing anything wrong or illegal, especially with respect to improving your finances or property matters.

Consciously make the right choices, and you will meet with success.

Financial problems will begin to heal during this period.

Nostalgia is in the air. Old friends may suddenly reappear and bring you happiness.

It is a good time for women and children. They will encounter or undertake new beginnings.

If you have recently been feeling low and lacking confidence, and wish to quit your present situation, DON'T.  Hang around, for this too shall pass, and your talent and abilities will bring you new opportunities for success and honour.

Special Guidance for Women:
It is not the time to be self-centred. Loyalty (particularly to partner) is a virtue to remember. Be conscious of not creating any problems within the family, either because of jealousy, malice, prudishness or inflexibility.

Be wise and assess a situation well before reacting to it. Don't create unnecessary stress in your environment.

General Guidance for Healing & Happiness:
Purify your thoughts and actions, and attenpt to bring about a positive change in your outlook towards life.  Creative people should give expression to their creativity and believe in themselves that they can do it.

Follow your heart wherever it may lead you (but within permissible legal limits).