I missed reading yesterday for a variety of reasons, but I also had a deep sense that things were very much in flux at least internationally – it now looks like they are starting to settle into their next pattern, at least for the next few days, I wish I liked it better, but thankfully this is a mixed reading rather than a totally negative one.
The first two cards are a real shocker:
Yes and Destruction
Taken together they mean just what they say –
Yes there is (or can be/will be) Destruction
What we don’t know is what type, where or how but we do know that something is likely to be ending (or be destroyed soon).
Remember, not all destruction is bad, destroying polio as a disease was mentioned earlier in the week and that would be something all mankind can benefit from.
On a personal level, I think individuals can concentrate on this sort of creative destruction this weekend, with Spring Cleaning calling for the destruction of dirt and destroying last Winter’s weeds while preparing your new garden good things to focus on (if in the Southern part of the world, you can burn leaves or otherwise perform the tasks of creative destruction needed to get ready for Winter).
The third card is Birth
Birth can be read two ways in the reading and I think there are hints of both here:
The Doom version first
Yes Destruction (is) Born (birthed)
The Brighter Future Option
Yes Destruction but followed by Birth
In the first version, the cards are just telling us that this weekend is the birth of destruction somewhere/some when on the international/current events scene.
My first thoughts would be the situation in Korea getting out of hand, but this could be my own mind focusing because it could be any sort of destruction from something rather minor (the spectacular planned explosion of a building that makes headlines) to a major earth centered or climatic event: earthquake, volcano, tsunami, storms, tornadoes etc.
There has also been building energy for chaotic and destructive forces in the world of finance, currencies and macro-economics – so look for these energies to play out to some degree there.
My serious pull though is towards the possibility of war or general destructive (man supplied) mayhem somewhere; and that tends to get so tangled up with money, oil and gold it is very hard to tell apart sometimes.
I think there is also a window for very serious Earth/natural destruction for the next 48 to 72 hours – this may not occur, but we are still in the latter part of the Dark Moon/New Moon “Earthquake Windows” where the “tidal pull” of the Moon may pull the land as well as the tides.
The Brighter version of this read is:
Yes, there will be Destruction but Birth and Protection will result:
So while one thing/situation/People/Tribes/Nations/Corporation/etc is destroyed a new one is given birth to rise from its ashes. The creative (or even terrible) destruction results in the new coming forth into being.
This birth is “protected” by the Elhaz/Algiz rune-stave which means “Elk” but is seen as a great symbol of power and protection. It is also a symbol of prayer, being both antlers but also a stick figure standing with arm’s upraised towards the heavens.
This power run may also strengthen the level of the destruction (so I am suspecting something rather serious on some levels) but also magnify the powers of the birthing and protection aspects for those caught up in the aftermath.
For individuals, this weekend in addition to creative destruction, can be a time for starting new projects (including the making of new people), enjoying family, young animals, new life and all aspects of the Divine and the Other World.
Be aware that this may be a weekend of great changes, some of them sudden and final; if this happens, just remember the power of Elhaz for protection and the promise of the birth of new things to replace what is lost.
Life is about cycles, these cards suggest at the very least the passing of one energy cycle in a rather forceful manner and the moving on towards the new.
The next several weeks should be ones to watch very carefully…