>> Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Aron asked: What do the cards say about space habitation? Will we become spacefaring?
Aron, I have no trouble doing a reading on this, but, before I pull a single card, I have to tell you that I'm absolutely certain that, someday, humans will be spacefarers, will live and walk on planets and ships far from the Earth - as long as we don't destroy ourselves in the meantime. But I don't expect that to happen.
Still, you didn't ask me; you asked the cards. So, let's see what they have to say about space habitation. I'm going to pull three cards to ask if we are on the right path, what we can do to further it and what the final result will be.
Our path - Coins V - This card talks about labor and intelligence to achieve a goal, using hard work and common sense. However, it also speaks of adversity and lack of means, support and help denied. Clearly, the lack of sufficient resources will make the work necessary to achieve our goals just that much harder.
What we can do - I The Magician - Imagination, cunning, creativity, carrying something through to completion - these are all key elements to the Magician, a card of self-mastery, self-confidence and initiative. But there is another element that might be important, here: that touch of inspiration and manipulation that can garner the support, perhaps, we are currently lacking.
Final outcome - XIII Death (reversed) - Clearly, the cards are less optimistic than I am. In the reversed position, this card speaks of stagnation and preoccupation with the past, rather than the forward movement so desperately needed.
Given that rather bleak projection, I'll pull one more card to see if there is any hope for the future of space habitation: III The Empress (reversed) - unfortunately, it is more of the same: indecision, inaction and delays.
The cards don't seem hopeful. Let's see if we can change the path and build a different future.