Many of you are rejoining us for the fourth year in a row that this annual prediction summary has been organized (2015: Debts, Miracles, and Good Conscience, 2014: The Year of Self-Assuredness, etc.). The most striking thing that was mostly correct was that Australia formed another government (or at least established a new prime minister) yet again in 2015, although it happened three months sooner than I speculated from the cards. A noted inaccuracy is that at least in the allotted space of time, no countries broke off from the EU. As expected, the US economy started to sputter a bit, but it has not started affecting the population yet, particularly because oil is inexpensive (or depressed in value) and this extra savings has contributed to a little bit more prosperity in that country.
Dear God, please bless us on January 10, 2016 with useful, constructive, and accurate information in regards to this year, 2016. Please send positive angels and guides to allow me to accurately interpret what the cards, the guides, and You are saying and indicating.
Bear in mind our lead card for the year is a reversed Ace of Cups which suggests intense discord, worry, or what I interpret as awakening to a sense of betrayal. A lot of illusions will be broken this year.
What is the most important thing to know or understand in 2016?
PAST, PRESENT: Six of Pentacles; Ten of Swords
In spite of what may be reported, most people are coming into 2016 with their eyes open in that they are grateful for their financial and material security if they have it and they comprehend their privileged place in the world. They understand their unique place in the world. Syria and the Paris attacks have contributed the most to their gratitude for not being directly implicated. However, the swords are an indicator that people are on edge because they feel a definite end to an era. Like in 2008 when the economy collapsed, smartphones started coming in, and a strong sense of change came about with new styles of governance, a similar overhaul is coming in. Some people react to this by embracing extreme nationalism and arming themselves, whereas others will want to move with the times in technology and robotics, and still more will want to get back to the basics. None of these thoughts are new but the intensity and fear are more tangible in spite of stronger stability in the last few years. In other words, it’s a time of appreciation ahead of dramatic changes that may compromise our standard of living.
FUTURE/APPLICATIONS: King of Wands; Ten of Pentacles, rev.
The most important thing to remember is the sovereignty of the human spirit, soul, and magic that underpins our purpose in being on Earth. Humanity has tremendous personal and collective power. The King is a stable figure and Wands represents magic, and in this context it is a reminder of your wonderful capacities to create, be inspired, and connect in humane, informed ways. This awareness of integrity will hold us together in challenging moments. Pentacles in reverse is a negative indication in regards to inheritances, legacies, and generational interaction. This reminds me of the issue I foresee with retirement accounts, pensions, annuities, and all sorts of public funds coming under threat more than ever this year. Organized labor will be loud this year and some tremendous layoffs may cause social problems between various age groups and there is risk of turning against each other where money is concerned when it is discovered that accounts are underfunded. I think the epicenter of this will be Europe and quickly it will spread to all of the northern hemisphere and Australia.
There is also a great deal of conflict with how generations react to the next crisis. The younger population will have to break with norms against what predictably worked for their parents or grandparents in previous years. Much more interdependency will be required (sharing of resources, less conspicuous consumption and investment) than was typical in the post-World War II to 2008 period.
Where should our money be? How can it be safe?
FUTURE/APPLICATIONS: XXI: The World, rev.; IX: The Hermit
This is a very confusing year with commodities fluctuations. The meaning could not be clear. Keep the money close to you where you can get it easily. I feel at closing of 2016, oil may be around $60 a barrel or that will be the average for the year. Again, pensions might often be totally bankrupted this year and particularly offshore investments look very dodgy and hard to collect, which may have something to do with global exchanges becoming more erratic. The world is turned upside down so I could see tiny countries, islands, or southern hemisphere countries having better returns than what is usual. Argentina will have some recovery this year, a small bright spot.
The Hermit indicates laying low and enhancing your networks. Concentrate on bringing value close to home and being cognizant of helping out friends in your network. Make the money work in visible ways that are in your community and stick to what you know.
What are some major health issues or improvements to expect in 2016?
FUTURE/APPLICATIONS: Eight of Swords; Three of Wands, rev.
I see a lot of secrecy and restraint this year. I am affected by news that I have seen in regards to price fixing and manipulation in pharmaceuticals but I think that it is going to be harder for people to get the medicine that may resolve health issues. Also, discord among intellectuals on how to proceed and politics in that system will prevent some major breakthroughs. It is not until the 2020s that we will see almost warp speed progress and tackling of maladies.
What kind of new government can we expect to be elected in 2016 and inaugurated in 2017 in the US?
FUTURE/APPLICATIONS: The Sun, rev., Two of Pentacles, rev.
The next president and government will have tremendous challenges in front of them. I expect the severity of structural problems to be laid squarely in the open by the time the next president takes office rather than unfolding exclusively during their administration. The Two of Pentacles in reversed means a decoupling of institutions. I see in this a breakdown of the two-party system, at least in this cycle. A primarily three-party race will leave a lot of doubt and unhappiness with the results of the election and redefining of what each party is. Immediately a lot of the ideals that led the winner’s campaign will be dismantled in part out of necessity to compromise with the 50-60% of the electorate that did not vote for the winner.
Who will the next president of the United States be?
FUTURE/APPLICATIONS: XVI The Tower; Knight of Cups
I hesitate to ask this because there is no card with a name on it. I also have been sensing and telling people for some time that I believe Donald Trump is an intentional spoiler to ensure the election of Hillary Clinton to the office. Bernie Sanders as of this writing is probably the people’s choice for president, but his advanced age (relatively) is a known hindrance.
The cards are extremely difficult to read, but they do indicate calamity. I can say with certainty too that the youth turnout and passion will drive the election. If the US were a more revolutionary oriented country further to the south, I would say that a complete overthrow or new way of governing would take hold. Open rivalry between defense companies and the desires of the people may take hold. This may be the year of more visible cohesiveness between Mexico, Canada, and the US. The Knight also suggests a youthful, idealistic candidate, but I can’t see who this could be because the most likely candidates are not notably youthful. I have never encountered a message from a card pairing quite like this before, but I read it as aspiring to and holding on to what could be. The future is not written in stone, but rather a few different courses are available to take, and different realities one can live in.
This pairing says to go ahead and move boldly forward. Do not go for the status quo or compromise in an unethical way. Go against logic and seek the highest possible vibration, greatest moral and social ideal of all encompassing inspiration in this election cycle. There are three strong players who are depending on a sense of inevitability to get themselves elected (Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and Jeb Bush). Seek out and imagine spontaneous joy that spreads around the world to turn the dark course around. At this time, it is more likely for a dark drudgery to take hold but by visualizing something amazing and funding an amazing lifestyle of abundance, it can be overcome. Very dramatic change and departure of financial norms will happen either way.
Interpret this as you may. I do not want to put an inevitable out there.
Will the legacy of the Justin Trudeau government in Canada be successful and positive?
FUTURE/APPLICATIONS: The High Priestess, rev.; Eight of Wands
The new government of the Liberal majority in Canada feels progressive and different from other governments in the world right now, with a positive if somewhat unprofessional or inexperienced vibe to it also.
These cards suggest some of the dirty deals of Canada coming to light tempering the electorate with some cynical realities. Margaret Trudeau or wife Sophie may be disliked or revealed to have some kind of financial advantage that is questionable. I see him being the leader of Canada for a total of six years with lesser support the second time he is elected but enough to get his party re-elected. Canada’s world image is going to improve under this administration and the population is more politically aware and optimistic as a result of getting him elected and overcoming the Harper era, so this period reflects as positive in spite of a mild recession and lackluster economic performance hovering over the country during this entire period.
Will there be any resolution to the Syria problem/Civil War soon (in 2016)?
FUTURE/APPLICATIONS: King of Cups, rev.; Knight of Wands, rev.
Assad will not capitulate to what the western financial and military powers want in spite of the fact that Putin and lesser armed rivals cannot significantly help in proxy wars. There is no benevolent leadership or idealistic leader to help. Putin’s assistance may taper off. Refugees remain largely stateless on paper but I believe will mostly remain in Europe because they were allowed to go there to destabilize the continent financially and culturally (through no fault of their own). The Knight of Wands in reverse suggests some gang formation in Europe.
Will Islamic State/Daesh and terrorism be controlled and on the way to defeat this year?
FUTURE/APPLICATIONS: Judgment, rev., The Devil, rev.
Prejudice and misunderstanding of real forces at work with these groups will still reign, preventing real defeat from taking place. Most people working for governments, security, or the terrorist groups are all misled about who they are working for and for what cause, but I do not see enlightenment for the majority of the people involved or the general population. Economic problems in the Middle East and Europe increase the severity of these relations and this part of the world will see more so-called terror and tension.
Psychically speaking, I have been concerned about Canada more than other places and France and Belgium remain very tense this year.
What are some exciting and optimistic developments underway that are spreading organically and without as much effort?
FUTURE/APPLICATIONS: Four of Cups; X: The Wheel of Fortune, rev.
New foundations starting. This year is the year a lot of people will mark as the beginning of a particular chapter in their lives where it all started to change for the better with their relationships and they realized their real needs. A lot of good on the personal level starts now and human consciousness is getting more advanced and enlightened outside of the political arena. Tolerance wins more often than not.
There is a very bad turn trying to work its way into our reality now. I always ask my tarot clients to look at everything in 50- or 100-year chunks rather than year-by-year when it comes to world events. We are extremely powerful spirits but also there are circumstances where you have to ride the course of history until it gets to a certain point of where it needs to go rather than trying to push back too hard – otherwise you will get totally mowed over. Ride this turmoil with finesse and then stand upright again. I would still say to shoot for your ideals this year but do not resist, fight, or seem obstinate.
I wish everyone a happy, prosperous year where their dreams are realized and for our collective goodwill toward this planet and its inhabitants to overpower want and any lacking resources. We must visualize all of the people holding hands and forming a unified line stepping into a great future as one, not as rivals or separate camps.