Tarot of the Day #3: Greece and the EU

Greece is regularly on my mind. I live in the former Greek neighborhood of Vancouver, in Kitsilano. I go to the Greek bakery twice a week. On Value$: A Mixed Economy’s Facebook page, there are half a dozen Greek members, and one sent me a documentary about the economic situation there (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKpxPo-lInk, Debtocracy).

With this in mind, I wanted to ask the Aquarian tarot deck the future of Greece in the EU. My personal opinion is that all countries in the EU are essentially reverting back to their former economic nature, as Spain, Ireland, and Greece were always high unemployment nations with strong family support.

The question I propose to the cards now is: Will Greece remain in the EU and Eurozone and how strong is the unity of that organization?

Past and Present

Eight of Cups, reversed; Six of Cups, reversed

Eight of Cups in the reversed position means appreciation and a joy for life and living. Eight of Cups in the normal upright position is a card of regret and not noticing assets and benefits. Here, we have a culture and nation that is vibrant and wants to live well. I say this without irony: picture Dionysus. However, Six of Cups reversed is getting stuck in a rut or the same pattern. It represents immaturity and also deception. Therefore, several things are happening here: a nostalgia for a past that never existed, and people’s desires being exploited. Very bad governance… so far what we know already.

Future

XI: Justice, reversed; Two of Swords

Dishonesty, injustice, corruption, lack of clarity. There will be no straight answers. There is not going to be a transparent investigation here. The truth cannot be documented and brought to justice in the way that would give this matter closure. The EU will be arriving to investigate and there is no balance sheet by which the guilty will be pinpointed.

The Two of Swords is a card of truce or the halting of battle despite unresolved matters. There is not a real solution here. What this means is that the worst has probably already happened, but there is not a recovery, either. People are going to go about their business and work outside of the system even more. The rest of Europe will not feel that they have been answered and Greece will not feel that the foreign powers that brought the economic system down are going to be held accountable either.

Will Greece go back to the drachma?

Nine of Cups, reversed; Five of Cups, reversed

I don’t think I have ever had so many reversed Cups in one sequence before. LOTS of emotion and instability. This is saying, as a combination, that that would be good for Greece, but in actuality, will not happen in the short term. In the short term, people are going to be hiding their money and a lot will be locked up in commodities and metals. I do not think Greece will leave the Eurozone but barter and hiding money is going to be so prevalent that it is similar to being dropped from the marketplace.

– John Lett (Readings), Value$: A Mixed Economy

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