Today’s cards are The Body (Health and the Material World) and The Hermit (Introspection, searching, guidance, solitude)
Taken together I think this will be a lower key day than yesterday, one where on many issues the world sort of sits back and catches its collective breath; this does not mean that nothing of significant happens today but it does suggest a time of tactical withdrawal when the situation permits, a time for seeking guidance and thinking about the next way forward. If anything serious does happen today, it is likely to be the actions of those “acting alone” or on their own initiative, rather than being backed by a larger international body and/or someone (or group) taking an unexpected step that they have been thinking about and contemplating for a long while but have finally decided the time is right.
This is a day seriously grounded in the real world and issues of material well-being, especially health (and health related issues) but also simply a day where the physical aspects of life (both public and private) are likely to over-balance the spiritual ones making this a very grounded and inward looking day. Basically a great day for a medical check up or catching up on bill paying but the energies are not so wonderful in terms of having a deep vision or intense meditation. Which again, is not to say that nothing can happen along those lines, simply that if they do occur the subject matter is more likely to be personal (or of a health related nature) than international current events/super mystical experiences.
In the news look for stories about retreating, regrouping, examining, taking stock, temporary cease-fires, waiting, expectations (the old cat is expecting a human to bring him a treat), hidden knowledge, older (hopefully wiser) heads; as well as health, illness, epidemics, scientific news in the health field, materialism, self-centered actions and stop signs or road blocks. The Body Card holds up the figures hand as if to say “stop, do not go forward” which also plays into the temporary lull/stuck feeling today has to a degree, a time when the general health of a situation (or person) may prevent actions they wish to take and/or simply need to take time to reflect on.