Good tid­ings on the cards for a united 2014

‘The light of Madiba’s pass­ing con­tin­ues to rise in the im­age of the sun’

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS - JA­NIS KIN­N­EAR

MADIBA’s pass­ing is at the cen­tre of psy­chics’ pre­dic­tions for 2014 – with vi­sions in­clud­ing po­lit­i­cal wran­gling as par­ties seek votes in the up­com­ing elec­tion, more blood­shed dur­ing protests, as well as a more uni­fied na­tion work­ing to bol­ster job cre­ation, for­eign in­vestors re­turn­ing, and a fu­ture fe­male pres­i­dent.

Un­cov­er­ing one tarot card af­ter another this week, psy­chic of 20 years Jenny Ren said at her Fish Hoek home that the loss of Nel­son Man­dela was a “gift” to the na­tion, al­low­ing many peo­ple to let go of past anger and draw closer to­gether.

“All the cel­e­bra­tions, rit­u­als and prayers in his hon­our have raised the spir­i­tual vi­bra­tion of the coun­try brought on by all the lov­ing en­ergy re­leased,” she says.

The cen­tral card, the King of Pen­ta­cles, sug­gested the sec­ond half of the year would see “strong” fi­nan­cial sta­bil­ity as the gov­ern­ment worked hard to build in­vestor con­fi­dence to plough money back into South Africa. But there would be some “con­tro­versy” with Chi­nese in­vestors, Ren added.

Work­ers’ rights would con­tinue to be a key is­sue as work­ers and unions con­tin­ued fight­ing for bet­ter wages.

The Knight of Swords, a crown­ing card, sug­gested “ag­gres­sion” in the run-up to elec­tions, with Ren pre­dict­ing that smaller fac­tions would re­sort to threats, in­tim­i­da­tion and phys­i­cal ex­changes as they cam­paigned for votes.

Vi­o­lence, pre­dicted Ren, was es­pe­cially pos­si­ble on the cam­paign trail in the North West prov­ince. “There will be some ag­gres­sion in the up­com­ing elec­tions, where some peo­ple from smaller po­lit­i­cal par­ties be­come ‘poi­sonous’, and use force to ma­nip­u­late peo­ple to join their party,” she said.

The clair­voy­ant used dows­ing rods to an­swer ques­tions about how some of the po­lit­i­cal par­ties would fare next year. For new­com­ers AgangSA, and the Pa­tri­otic Al­liance headed by for­mer crim­i­nals Gay­ton McKen­zie and Kenny Kunene, the rods parted slightly – which Ren said meant they would only get a “thin slice of the cake”, with fewer votes.

As the rods crossed over each other for the Eco­nomic Free­dom Fight­ers, led by Julius Malema, Ren said this meant they wouldn’t fare well.

The rods parted wider for the DA. At their widest for the ANC, Ren pre­dicted the party would gain the ma­jor­ity of votes and main­tain its sta­tus as the rul­ing party.

Blood would spill dur­ing protests around the is­sues of hous­ing, jobs and con­serv­ing the en­vi­ron­ment, Ren added, with strong em­pha­sis on the pub­lic ex­press­ing their de­mands. But there was a def­i­nite up­side to what the cards said too.

“It seems the gov­ern­ment will make it eas­ier for peo­ple to get into ter­tiary in­sti­tu­tions post-ma­tric, and there will be a re­newed fo­cus on skills train­ing and in­still­ing bet­ter val­ues among the youth.”

As World De­sign Cap­i­tal 2014, the Mother City was set to reap the ben­e­fits of what Ren pre­dicted would be a “fan­tas­tic” year for de­sign, in­no­va­tion and the rise of home­grown de­sign­ers.

She also saw South Africa bag­ging more awards at in­ter­na­tional sports events.

The Em­press card, she noted, also fore­told of a “beau- ti­ful, charm­ing woman” who would ex­cel in the po­lit­i­cal arena. “It looks like she’s a doc­tor and she will start ris­ing to power from around 2017,” said Ren, pre­dict­ing the woman would be­come South Africa’s first fe­male pres­i­dent.

To­wards the end of the year, she pre­dicted a large meet­ing where peo­ple would de­mand to see facts and fig­ures on the “ac­tual” progress of job cre­ation.

“Peo­ple will de­mand real re­sults and ac­count­abil­ity, and there will be a few em­bar­rassed faces,” Ren says. But over­all, with the Sun card and a re­newed ef­fort by peo­ple to hon­our Madiba’s legacy by im­prov­ing work re­la­tion­ships, she pre­dicted a “very blessed and abun­dant” year for South Africa.

Ren said the coun­try’s min­is­ter of fi­nance would pub­licly re­veal how the gov­ern­ment in­tended to cut costs, while urg­ing cit­i­zens to curb their spend­ing. “More land claims will also be set­tled, while more ed­uca- tion pro­grammes will be pi­loted to com­bat al­co­hol and drug abuse. There is also a ma­jor heal­ing shift,” Ren added.

Mean­while, Vedic as­trologer Richard Fi­dler said 2014 would see a “rev­o­lu­tion­ary spirit” sweep­ing across the world. The loss of Madiba, “our fa­ther and guru”, cor­re­sponded with the time when Saturn – which he re­ferred to as the “plan­e­tary grim reaper” – was close to the moon, which sym­bol­ised the “loss of those who have pro­tected us”.

“In the life of an in­di­vid­ual it’s ei­ther a time when your el­ders die, or if you are old or weak, you could die,” Fi­dler ex­plained.

Madiba’s birth chart was close to South Africa’s new moon, which rep­re­sented the “per­sonal af­fec­tion” the na­tion felt for the for­mer pres­i­dent, while also part­ing with a great fa­ther of the na­tion.

Around Fe­bru­ary, he pre­dicted, the coun­try would ex­pe­ri­ence fi­nan­cial ben­e­fits or some de­vel­op­men­tal progress. But there was a stronger sense of a “lead­er­ship cri­sis” too.

“There also seems to be a strong mo­ti­va­tion to gain ma­te­rial and po­lit­i­cal ad­van­tages, with pos­si­bly even some con­flict and ten­sion with al­lies and neigh­bours. Some of our col­lab­o­ra­tions with them could turn out to be con­tro­ver­sial,” he said.

The con­tin­ued strug­gle for free­dom and jus­tice will see a “volatile en­ergy” around April.

“The e-toll drama sees the per­fect bait to in­voke some lo­cal ex­pres­sion of the global spirit of pub­lic de­fi­ance against tyran­ni­cal over­lords.”

But, he added, that would only be one of many is­sues early next year which could re­sult in “a dra­matic ex­pres­sion of pub­lic dis­con­tent”.

Bule­lani Macwili, a tra­di­tional healer known as an igqirha in Xhosa, fore­saw smaller po­lit­i­cal par­ties strength­en­ing, while some par­ties which didn’t nor­mally see eye to eye work­ing to­gether. As a re­sult of the un­usual po­lit­i­cal bond­ing, Macwili said, in­vestor con­fi­dence would im­prove, and the econ­omy would grow.

He shared the sen­ti­ment that Madiba’s death would bring the coun­try good for­tune.

“Hav­ing re­cently buried the late for­mer states­man, his blood and spirit will give nu­tri­tion to the soil and the land, which brings calm and good luck to the coun­try.”

ja­nis.kin­n­ear@inl.co.za

PIC­TURE: ADRIAN DE KOCK

HEAL­ING SHIFT: Clair­voy­ant Jenny Ren of Fish Hoek makes her pre­dic­tions for 2014 us­ing tarot card read­ings, a pen­du­lum and dows­ing rods.

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