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2011-2012 Capitals Predictions: Part IX September 30, 2011

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Good morning, everybody. Hope reading about Death didn’t keep you up all night.

This is the penultimate position in this spread, and deals with some of the more subtle influences that may crop up. This position deals with the subconscious; the unseen; and the unexpected. If there are any potential surprises, that’s what this position will show. Fortunately, we’re not looking at any Major surprises here. The cards here are the 6 OF SWORDS (Jah El) and the 2 OF WANDS (Moti El).

In a way, both of these cards represent progressions. The 6 of Swords represents progress over defeat, which is what the 5 of Swords is about. No, the 5 of Swords isn’t out on the spread, but getting swept out of the playoffs can be represented by, among other cards, the 5 of Swords. The 6 of Swords, traditionally, is about leaving old conflicts behind, which is part of what I wrote about yesterday, interestingly enough.

See, in tarot, every suit tells a story as you go from Ace to 10, Knave to King, or The Fool to The World. So after dealing with the defeat of the 5 of Swords, the next step in Swords, the 6, is about moving on from that defeat, learning your lessons, and moving on to a better place ahead. Or so you think while you’re on that path…but the rest of the Swords cards get progressively more perilous. That’s not happening here: for the record, both cards in the Outcome position are Chalices, but you’ll have to come back tomorrow to see which ones they are. But I digress.

The 6 of Swords, as an unseen element, can mean a subconscious sense of calm determination. That’s definitely a good thing to have in your corner. We saw a few positions back that even though the team has to be very unhappy with the results of last season, they also are coming into this season with very high hopes. That dovetails perfectly with a 6 of Swords in this position, because it means that not only is that hope there at a conscious level, it’s also there at a subconscious level. In other words, the Capitals are coming into this season believing, to a man and with every fiber of their being, that this is their year. The team Believes, all the way.

The other card here is the 2 of Wands, and again we’re looking at a progression. Yesterday, we had the Ace of Wands representing the fans, and today, we now have the 2 of Wands working behind the scenes this year. The 2 of Wands is about taking all that energy from the ace and actually starting to apply it. With the 2 of Wands, you take your first steps toward your goal. Now, the 3 of Wands would represent initial success, but with the 2, you’re not quite there just yet. You’re taking your ideas, your plans, your dreams, and taking the first steps to make them a reality. We’ve heard this one a lot: “Starting today, we are on a path toward winning. To be successful, you must throw away all fear.” Caps Nation, you know how the rest of that goes, and you know where it ends, too. It’s almost like a litany of sorts…but I digress.

What I would interpret these two cards together as, can be summed up very briefly, as follows. The Capitals know what they need to do to succeed when it matters; they know that they can take the needed steps; and they will proceed to take those steps.

But where do those steps ultimately lead? What will be the ultimate result of the 2011-2012 season? That’s what I’ll reveal tomorrow at 8 AM. It’s likely to be a very long post, so make sure you give yourself enough time to read it. I’ll see you back here, 8 AM tomorrow, to discuss the Capitals’ destiny for 2012. Trust me: you don’t want to miss this.–CS

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