Greetings from Croatia. This is the first time I’ve done this prediction report from outside North America in all these years, so I may seem as though I am looking at the world from a completely different vantage point. The majority of the audience of these annual predictions is always in the United States however, so if I seem overly focused on there, it is because this is the center of empire on one hand and the version of reality most of you live in on the other.
To give a brief summary of what I expect from this year, I already did a bit of the preliminary work in the preview from December. Basically, what I expect from 2018 is that in general people are going to be much more willing to be straight-shooters and speak the truth as they see it and also unlikely alliances will become more apparent in the process of artifice breaking down worldwide gains momentum.
OPENING REMARKS: Dear God, and virtuous spirits, Please use these cards, the Golden Tarot I possess, to identify key issues for 2018 that will accurately predict and guide people through events that give them foreknowledge and advantages in knowing these details in advance. We ask that the cards and my interpretation of them are accurate and any bias on my part is removed if it is not constructive to drawing correct and true outcome conclusions and remarks. Amen and spontaneous, God-driven blessings to all.
XI Strength; Nine of Wands = 2018 Theme: Courage Under Fire
What are some of the environmental events of 2018?
XX Judgment; XVIII The Moon
The first word that I saw in my mind was “Japan” as I was choosing the cards. I believe that a second shoe for Fukushima will drop. The extent of the contamination is going to be found out. There will be some expansion of or permanent quarantine on the area.
The Judgment card that appeared supports this but also helps me draw a conclusion that is not ever circulated in contemporary communications. The earth is protected by powers that we do not know or understand and will find a balance for itself. This does not absolve anyone of responsibility to do correct things to foster its wellbeing, but destruction is its way of balancing things. As you can see a harmonious garden inspired by a good virtuous spirit and an unobstructed sun surrounded by verdant hills is what wins.
The Moon is a card of instability and rather predictably alludes to crises in relation to water or ocean waters in particular. I do see coastal Asia as a particularly stricken area with typhoons this year and in general the frustration and a panic about weather changes setting in. There will be more Barbuda settings worldwide where people will not resettle.
It’s not happening quickly enough but more people are starting to look to the skies and notice patterns in nature again during the period where authority figures have a harder time managing perception.
Where or in what do people need to invest the most energy this year?
Three of Cups; Three of Swords
The first word that came to mind was “altruism.”
Three is a number of expansion and to have both of these cards appear upright with such a question means expanding compassion and enhanced talents. Many of us will end deliberations and go forward with doing something nice or celebrations. The official definition of Three of Swords in this deck is to lose something so I would take this to mean that part of the celebrating is acknowledging those who have passed or will pass this year and adopting a lot of old ways from celebrated people in the present. This is perhaps overly general but I do feel prodded along to say it – it’s as if people will much more deliberately look at things from the past that they liked and will implement them actively and frequently now. Things that we are emotively attached to will be more relevant this year and brought back into practice. Remember and give in 2018.
What do we need to take a stand or a strong position on this year?
Nine of Swords; VI The Lovers, reversed
Intellect and focus spring to mind.
My reaction to this question and the literal meaning of the cards are kind of inverse. A statement of rejecting superficiality comes to mind and avoiding instant gratification urges comes with that. We need to concentrate on work, commitment, and seeing intellectual development through rather than quickly patching things and getting by.
Official definitions of tarot indicate the horrors of Nine of Swords and I think that this means the obstacles to our success by the financial order of the planet seeming insurmountable. I’m afraid that they are. The best thing to do is to cultivate your mind as far as you can take it and be on top of the fundamentals of numbers, numeracy, financial impacts of various decisions, and to hold on to your autonomy wherever possible.
How can most people make themselves materially more secure this year?
XIII Death; II The High Priestess, reversed
Let go and accept things when they’re gone.
As I have said thousands of times by now, 2015 was our last “normal” year. We are in a cycle of tremendous loss and numerous endings. There will be an unbelievable number of unfair but inevitable endings. The best thing to do is to not fight them and to accept the ending of various eras.
The High Priestess in reverse reiterates this again forcefully. The end of a particular belief pattern and changing fundamentals. Many mentors, leaders, and ways of thinking will totally lose relevance in this period.
How seeing these forces will make anyone materially more secure is not instantly apparent but I would take it to mean that until we can overcome our myths and resting on laurels, there is not a lot of resilience to get on with the next modes of sustaining oneself financially. It is very difficult in this period to have any solid idea of what is really going on or what has any real future value. I take this to mean to stay quiet and take quite conservative positions and to retreat from the hoard somewhat in order to hear your own voice. Allow yourself time to get a firm grasp of where you actually want to be and what your aims are. Some opportunities may be missed but most people are not armed with enough information to subject themselves to a lot of possible volatility. For some reason, I see April as a month when a lot of people can have a better idea of what they want to be involved in and a few of you who read this will remember and feel secure enough to make a geographical move.
This year I was steered to avoid any kind of fear related, geopolitical, or political overtures and questions because somehow I received the indication that this is not our primary work area at this moment and we can get a lot more accomplished by addressing the aforementioned areas. Facing negative realities head-on and staying with one’s values in stressful situations this year is going to make people feel like they are making headway because as wealth becomes more abstract so too becomes self-fulfillment and thus traditional status symbols lose their meaning.