Madame Athame is a mysterious
will-o-the-wisp who offers tongue-in-cheek readings that are meant to be
taken as such. They are by no means a lesson in how to read the tarot for
Warning: If you are humor-impaired, the Reiki Master General
strongly advises you not to read Madame Athame's column.
Q: Dear Madame Athame,
I'm a 27 year old man in the armed
forces. Recently, I received a letter from another country requesting
that I spy for them. Enclosed was $5000 cash. What do I do? I
love my country, but I really need the cash - and it would all
be "under the table".
Private Anonymous -
Holy cow! You trying to get my in
trouble, mister?! I hope nobody intercepted and read your letter
to me, bucko, 'cause I don't take the rap for nobody. Now, on
to your reading.
||1) What's the
pro of refusing the offer?
10 of CUPS.
If you refuse the offer (and return the cash, by the way),
you're guaranteed a happy family life, complete with adoring
spouse, cheerful offspring, and a white picket fence.
||2) What's the
con of refusing the offer?
PAGE of PENTACLES.
The downside of saying "no" to your wannabe pals
is that you'll stay on the bottom rung of the present military
ladder, with salary to match.
||3) What's the
pro of accepting the offer?
6 of WANDS.
Your wannabe pals will laud you as the greatest hero to walk
on their soil. You'll be showered with accolades and rise
to high ranks.
||4) What's the
con of accepting the offer?
Your renown will be short-lived, my dear. You'll be exposed
to your countrymen who will then ensure a slow gurgling death
You do the math, honey!