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Tarot Reflections

  February 15, 2004

Mysterious Musings
Madame Athame, CTPHD / ASAP / PDQ

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 real clients.

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

A: Dear 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?
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?
STAR, Reversed.
Your renown will be short-lived, my dear. You'll be exposed to your countrymen who will then ensure a slow gurgling death by drowning.

You do the math, honey!

Madame Athame




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