Tarot Reading and What It Says About the World

Tarot Reading and What It Says About the World

The aim of this write up is to show that the respected knowledge of early philosophers is still germane in current issues threatening our society. Tarot is still very important in resolving most of the challenges facing modern societies. Irrespective of whether the tarot has inherent powers or not, their opinions about the past are indispensable in understanding the issue bothering the universe. The teachings of the tarot dated back to prehistoric days. As a tarot practitioner, this article will help you understand those meanings and reasoning behind the various cards used by the tarots. These can be related to the events of modern societies.

A tarot reading provides two types of meaning. One is as it concerns the universe while the other is on the questioner. If one were to engage a tarot expert to conduct a reading about the state of the world, what would be the type of interpretation the tarot will give? What are those issues confronting the world presently? I try to puzzle over these questions while thumbing on those cards. Card readings and its meanings became obvious to me. Here I made a list of the meanings of the 21 trump cards.

Freedom- foolish
Technology- mystery
Religion- chief priestess
Human rights- King
Security and state power: the majesty
Modernizer vs. traditionalists- Hierophant
International relations-lovers
Conflict and wars- Chariot
World politics- power
Inner world- Hermit
International laws- jurisdiction
World poverty- sentenced men
Global warming- passing on
Missing element- the temperance
Terrorism-evil
Genetic engineering- high tower
International cooperation: Star
Information age and internet- universe
Corruption and power- Moon
Population-adjudication
The environment-the globe

Freedom- foolish
The card number of this is zero. Foolishness represents innovation, freedom. A court jester at the medieval period would follow the same procedures as everyone else to be creative. The reading here is that of a journey which commences from childhood of freedom and simplicity and ending on the card number 21. Freedom is a big issue, which many are striving to attend in the world

Technology- mystery
Technology has taken over most aspects of our lives; it is a mystery to many. This is why many people are amazed at such things like photography and movie images when they see it for the first time. Using the tarot card, magic expert performs different tricks to the astonishment of his or her audience. He could make many things possible which to casual observers is impossible. It does with the power to do incredible things, which are valuable to our time.

Religion- chief priestess
Chief Priestess is usually the woman who presides over worship. She is entangled with lots of issues while presiding over the worship such as trying to read meaning into different things. She tries to understand the after effect of technological innovation.

Human rights- King
The king whether a man or a woman is the leader that should earn respects from all her subjects. She sees herself as the mother of all who has the responsibility of caring and nurturing of her children. She expects to get respects and not to demand or dictate it. This card is indeed historic judging from its origin. This timeless reading cannot be subjected to a fashionable reading.
Security and state power: the majesty

The majesty always has a masculine approach when compared to the woman king. He believes in the continuity of the system, he is not open to changes and disruptive tendencies. He believes that the state should weigh enormous powers over and above everything in the system. Reading harps on the need to have a balance between the claim of the state and the right of the citizens. The state should be strong enough to control excesses while individuals should have fundamental rights of existence and so on. This matter is unresolved because of two cards lying side by side.

Modernizer vs. traditionalists- Hierophant
The card reading insists that things should be done in the right way, which the people are used to. Since the traditional way of doing things has lasted over the years because of their usefulness to the people, there is no need to change it to something unfamiliar. However, this is an age of individualization; this means that people want to do things in their own way. While it is good to listen to such people, they would not force their views on others.

International relations-lovers
Card reading here has to do with choice. It depicts a man confronted with the challenge of making a choice between two women. Choice must be made between what is loved most and what is not loved most. Making a choice does not only bring peace in human relationships, it also brings love and understanding between nations. There must be choice to be made in pursuant of world peace.

Conflict and wars- Chariot
There is no need to relate the reading of this ancient card to the events of the contemporary society. The world had always witnessed wars and wars would continue to exist. It has no relevance to the modern society.

World politics- Authority
This card depicts a strong man fighting it out with a lion. This must be a powerful man. The power here does not necessarily refer to the strength of the man the fighter rather it talks about the authority conferred in the society. The authority confers legitimacy and not reliance on physical force to make things happen in society. Existence in the world is not about military might, it is about understanding, endurance and doing things in the right way.

Inner world- Hermit
One card stands in opposition to the globalization as we see it happen in the world. Hermit advocates a complete withdrawal from the society. It believes that the inner world is better than the trend towards globalization. It does not accept change and does not believe in change.

World poverty- sentenced men
This card reminds us that in this world many can win big like lotteries while many others can lose. This doom tries to remind us that the world is fragile. Events cannot be permanent. Forces beyond human control guide market. It can go up and down. The world depends on the volatile economy and market forces that can boom and fall. Crisis can come and go; it is good that you do not be caught unawares by being complacent.

International laws- jurisdiction
Tarot readings and its meaning reminds us of the need for justice in the world. Development and peace of the world can only come through justice and good judgment. A perfect decision taking is needed for peace of the world. Right steps should be taking by decision makers of the world.

Global Poverty- Condemned man
The condemned man is like a hanged man who was giving up for sacrifice. It talks about the need for wealthy nations to help poorer nations. Many religions preach sacrifice and arms giving. Many people especially the western nations are lagging behind in this regard. Poverty can only be solved through global cooperation.

Global warming- passing on
The tarot tells us that the world is a cycle and that everything that lives must pass on. Nothing that lives is permanent. It talks about the changes that are inevitable in the world. The world is already witnessing the unfortunate changes such as climate change and so on. This change will affect many things in the world, which include the termination of lives of many individuals and other creatures all over the globe. The changes that affect our environment are manmade and not induced by nature.

Missing element- the temperance
Temperance is perhaps the most exciting of these readings. Temperance is difficult in our modern world as most people find it extremely difficult to control themselves. It calls for moderation in world affairs. Everybody has to adopt a moderate attitude in all things to accommodate other people. Events in the world tend to suggest the opposite as reports of extremists and fundamentalists are posing serious threat to the peace and the existence of the world.

Terrorism-evil
The easiest interpretation one can get from all this tarot reading is the evil or the devil. Evil always represents fear. Many people do not feel or have compassion for others. The threat of evil men is what the modern society is contending with. This is a real and not an imagined threat. The worrying aspect is that most of these threats are done in the name of God.

Genetic engineering- high tower
This reading traditionally refers to the ancient high tower of Babel. There is the tendency for many readers to literary interpret it as the terror attack of the US in 9/11. The card could not be restricted to violent disruptions and upheavals as we them in the world, it does warn against overstretching our views.

International cooperation: Star
Star in any tarot signifies hope. It means that hope is not lost for the world since the future is very bright for the world. Peace could be achieved in the world through international relations and cooperation. The world needs to cooperate because the humankind would progress a lot through such cooperation. Star is a unique symbol of hope whether it is the Star of David, star of Islam and so on.

Information age and internet- universe
Card reading signifies understanding and knowledge. It shows the world would be better informed through enlightenment. Just as the sun brightens the earth so does the internet and information technology. This brightens the universe. The good story started with numerous inventions over the years. No one can talk about information technology without referring to the leading roles played by the internet. Internet and information technology has made it possible for lots of information to become available to people all over the world.

Corruption and power- Moon
The reading depicts the lunatic moon, which is attributed with the capability to intoxicate the people of the modern world with power and quest for wealth. This is evident in different parts of the world where most of the leaders are very corrupt. Those in power lord it over their subjects and amass wealth, which could have been deployed for the good of their subjects.

Population-adjudication
One of the greatest challenges of modern societies is the issue of poverty. While the world population is increasing, resources are not developed to match the increasing population. This card talks about adjudication especially on the Day of Judgment, when decisions are to be made. That day everybody would be up for judgment including those dead centuries ago.