Ok, this is just for fun. If you hate new age, skip this diary. If you are a Tarot purist skip this too.
Tarot provided by facade
Bottom line: Despite GOP treason, outlook is still looking good for healthcare reform and will increase Obama's standing.
the first decision along your path. Three of Pentacles (Works), when reversed: Delays in the commencement of business, commercial transactions, or employment. Holding back or failing to use one's abilities to their full potential. Shoddy workmanship and lack of attention to detail. Being hamstrung by convention, or failing to temper artistic fancy with an understanding of reality.
Insistence on bipartisanship (convention) even when GOP is raving mad (forgetting reality). Check. Delay - august recess - check. Shoddy politics game by Obama's allies and staff - the drugs deal and other concessions - check
the first false path that may lead you astray. Justice: The achievement of balance and inner harmony after a great trial. Agreements, contracts, or treaties concluded justly. Things set to rights. Karma restored. A turn for the better in legal matters.
False path: we focus on negatives here, so I think we are talking the need for "balance" i.e. bipartisanship at any cost. Sounds about right on the money on the reason the healthcare talks derailed.
the second decision along your path. The Judgment, when reversed: Procrastination and indecision. Disillusionment and the inability bring a matter to conclusion.
More mention of delay and procrastination, inability to close the deal
the second false path that may lead you astray. Queen of Pentacles, when reversed: The dark essence of earth behaving as water, such as ice: A cold but generous host, driven by an overwhelming need for to accumulate and maintain opulence. A person so preoccupied with wealth and security that they can never stop to enjoy either. One who reflects the weaknesses of others, breeding suspicion and mistrust.
GOP fat cats. Rich, obsessed with accumulating wealth. Cold (lack empathy) and love to breed suspicion and mistrust on their base. They are leading the healthcare reform astray and delayed it's passing
one possible mask of your true destination. Ten of Rods (Oppression), when reversed: Refusing to take on burdens greater than you can carry. Noble leadership restrained from transforming into tyranny. Bearing the weight of ultimate responsibility without being crushed. Through careful conservation of their fuel, the engines of creation continue onward.
Surprisingly, a good forecast, despite all the prior negative cards. In spite of a clearly deranged opposition that is up to no good, Obama resists "tiranny", i.e. using force, and lives to fight another day. Healthcare reform will succeed (as of this reading).