In anticipation of Picard Season 3 Episode 9, I share with you my Trek/tarot reading from this morning.
The Moon: intuition and illusion
I know!! (Spoiler alert! If you’re not current with the final season of Picard, stop reading and watch!) Ro Laren’ s past perfectly represents the Moon. Her story arc on Picard continues that energy. From the Star Trek the Next Generation Tarot Deck*:
“The Moon offers both intuition and illusion as it hangs brightly in the night sky. Some are freed by its light, while others are trapped in its mystery. When Ensign Ro arrives on the Enterprise, she is also caught between two worlds. Powerless to protect her home world Bajor from the occupying Cardassians, she blames the Federation for not doing more to help. The resulting frustration has left her both directionless and resentful. Skeptical of authority, Ro is torn between her love for her people and her oath to Starfleet.”
Is it cosmic coincidence Ro Laren showed up today? One day before the next episode of Picard? The intelligence she shared with Picard in a previous episode has cast just enough light to see beyond the illusion. (Seriously, watch it now.) Frontier Day is going to be lit!
The Next Gen deck goes on to say:
“You also feel lost and anxious, as your intuition has led you down a path filled with hidden perils and unknown foes. Open your eyes to those who may be deceiving you and realize that sometimes we deceive ourselves.”
My reading is not just about the storyline in Picard, it’s also representative of the world today. Democracy is under assault; women are under assault; the LGBTQ community is under assault; immigrants are under assault. The Moon reveals what’s hidden. And it’s time to expose the hidden agendas by the people who are here to hurt us.
Ace of Starships
From the Next Gen deck:
“Your starship has left space dock and is ready to embark! Look forward to new relationships or creative endeavors. This beginning will grant you fulfillment, spiritual enlightenment, and the ability to better balance your emotions.”
What that means to me? It’s confirmation that I’m Captain Brauer of the Starship Providence and my destiny is wherever I plot a course. I’m comforted and confident that I have a crew of people who think like me, are on board, and are ready to boldly defend people and the planet!
King of Starships
From the Next Gen deck:
“The King of Starships has mastered his emotions and is never dominated by despair, passion, or outrage. He is dependable and mature, though he may seek to hide his pain from others. Always good in a crisis, his steady nature can overcome any instability.”
What a great card to draw. Again, not just because we need every former crew member of the Enterprise to master their emotions and save Earth from the Changelings in Season 3 Episode 9/10, we need that now—across the nation!
I need that now! I admit, I’ve fallen into despair watching Trump and the Republicans dismantle decades of civil rights/human rights, been enraged watching the policies they’ve passed that harm people and the planet, and my passion has run so high and deep, I’ve not been able to channel that energy into positive action.
But Sarek, a Vulan and King of Starships, is a great reminder. I am strong, wise and confident. I know kindness, goodness, acceptance and appreciation ARE the prevailing mindsets for the majority of Americans. I know it to be true. I follow these people and talk with these people on the social platforms (mostly Twitter**). They are my mates and my motivators.
Time to assemble all ships and all personnel and get to Frontier Day. That’d be November 5, 2024!
What a great reading. I’m spired. Thank you Star Trek; thank you tarot.
* This is the BEST tarot deck I’ve used. Shout out to the author Tori Schafer. Her bio in the back of the Star Trek Next Gen guidebook says she’s been practicing tarot since she was young, but it doesn’t say she is a Trekkie and no way she’s not! The characters and descriptions are so true to the Star Trek universe—and so accurate! I’ve been a lover and practitioner of tarot for the past twenty years. I’ve been a Trekkie since I was five; I grew up on The Original Series, but the Next Gen series is where I truly embraced and embodied the principles of Star Trek. This deck galvanizes those two worlds, tarot and Star Trek, and I am energized. Thank you, Tori Schafer. Girl, you are brilliant!
And not to be overlooked! Nicky Barkla, the deck’s illustrator, brought these cards to life! The art is vibrant and stunning and true to the original ambiance of the Series. The illustrations are beautiful and nostalgic. The entire deck feels good in my hands.
**Musk is an ignorant, entitled twot.