Well, last weekend we had a period dominated by a more positive energies that had the potential to find creative solutions to problems bother personal and political; we saw that played out in a number of world events from the meetings in Europe that included both Putin and the newly elected President of the Ukraine; to the Pope hosting his own summit and prayer meeting with both the leader of the Palestine and of Israel which was broadcast around the world. I do hope that everyone made a lot of progress towards various solutions over the past few days because the start of this weeks shows an unfortunate push back in the opposite energy direction.
The first card we have is the Liar, suggesting that Someone(s) or Something(s) or Some Situation(s) is/are being falsely represented or lied about; this card isn’t always about the direct or obvious lie, more often it is about distractions designed to hide a situation or present a smiling face on a situation that is actually rather grim. You can see the Jester holding up his mask which he entertains the crowd with magical tricks and attempted humor, meanwhile in the far background is a close curtain he does not wish the audience to see.
This card suggests strongly that something being put forward or suggested is not sincere or that something is being presented as true, when it actually false; trickery, sleight of hand and distractions are the energy for today and going into this coming week.
Followed by the unfortunate card (in this connection) of The Two of Kitty Cups, two kitties who are pretending not to see each other and who are refusing to settle a dispute or interact with each other at this time. When you combine this with the Liar Card and the reconciliation energy of the previous four days, you really get the image of “someone(s) playing someone (s) false.” In other words at least in some of the world (and personal) situations, Peoples/Tribes/Nations were simply not ready to sit down and truly negotiate but perhaps they wanted to give the appearance that they were doing so?
While these cards do not turn everything accomplished during weekend into a false or unstable outcome; they do suggest the energy is there to discover and bring forward anything that may have been done without sincerity or with false intentions.
The Kenaz or boil/volcano rune seal this as a week when these falsehoods and refusals to actually deal with the underlying issues are likely to build up to an exploding point at some stage; this rune can also mean Torch (or light) and sometimes I think of it as the torch that “lights the fire.” It is also like a boil in that a lot of nasty or unhealthy stuff tends to build up under the surface until the only way to clean out the mess is for the boil to explode and remove the puss from the body; volcanoes are less obviously nasty, but they too contain boiling material that sits below to the surface, rising up and pressurizing the earth until it suddenly explodes in ash and fire.
What I am not sure is if these situation (s) that are being ignored, lied about and otherwise stepped around are likely to “blow up” quickly like a breaking boil or dribble out slowly like certain types of volcanoes whose heavy lava tends to just ooze out of the ground over time?
I think the energies are there for both sorts of outcomes, with individuals needing to be very careful not to set off those around them and to try to be honest and forthcoming even in the face of evasion or diversion from the issues at hand.
Still, except in the most urgent situations, this is a good week to try to avoid confrontation and bringing things to a head, the Two tom cats are simply not really ready to deal with their issues right now and to force them together may cause more disruption than resolutions this week. When things do come to a head anyway, always try to stay calm and do NOT rely on things being as simple as they may look at first; this is going to be a week for shadows, evasions, smoke and mirrors rather than honest actions. Be wise and explore all the information about a situation before acting or taking a side, when possible avoid direct confrontations to avoid problems this week, there will be a time for that, it just isn’t at the start of this week.