This week, we discuss the place of a hypothetical military coup in citizen political activism and we forget the name of Mr. Filch’s cat in Harry Potter.

I want to get more politically active. What’s the best way to do so?


We used the Tarot of Pagan Cats this week, by Magdelina Messina and Lola Airaghi. The artwork on this deck is cute, funny, and semi-realistic. A champion among cat decks, this rates a ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 from Ben, which is high praise.

This Week’s 3-Card Tarot Reading

The Past: SUN | The Present: HEIROPHANT | The Future: QUEEN OF WANDS

Our advice: Up to this point in your life, you’ve been politically aware, but not necessarily politically active. Now, it’s time to act (Sun). Your first step is to join up with a group of like-minded people (Heirophant), where you will find your mentor (Queen of Wands). Your mentor will lead you along the passionate path to political activism.

The Card of the Week

Doubling down on felines, we’re using the Cat’s Eye Tarot byDebra M. Givin, DVM for our Card of the Week. ⭐️⭐️/5

Tarot Card of the Week: The Queen of Swords

Keywords: Self-Absorption, Apathy, Withdrawing

This week, you’re risking missing out on an important opportunity. Wake up!

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