Verdict today? Let's ask the cards
The jury in the Jodi Arias trial is out for deliberations. According to HLN they've been deliberating for 13 hours. There is much ground to cover and I don't expect them to return a verdict soon. Still... I want to take a peak and see if they will return a verdict today.
I want to ask 2 questions. My first is a yes/no. Will the jury return a verdict today? And the second is an expansion of the first question. What is going on with the jurors today.
The first 5 cards are
The Chariot, Death, 9 of Swords, The Tower, Knight of Swords
Will the jury come back with a verdict today? Well it is possible, there are 3 yes's and 2 no's. I'm finding it interesting how often the Death card comes up and the number of Sword suits I get each spread. The 9 of Swords comes up quite often as well.
With just these cards I can see that the minds are mostly made up. The 2 no's are 9 of Swords (a frequent flier in the JA readings) and the Knight of Swords. So I would think that we have at least one juror that is plagued by the horrors of this trial. It's causing more than one of them to lose sleep and experience nightmares as a result. After following this trial all these months and looking at all the photos, I too have had a night or two of vivid dreams. The Knight of Swords could also be a hangup. Someone perhaps is going to hold things up with tedious discussions. There certainly is much evidence to explore and I would want them all to take their decisions very very seriously. The yes's are quite convinced that the death penalty is appropriate and are ready to convict.
Working from left to right we have The Chariot. The Chariot is all about movement of some kind and this particular card we see a tree on the edge of a cliff and the wind is carrying the leaves off and over the cliff in an erratic manner. It appears that the jurors are quite ready to move forward and move on with their lives. Death is on the table and all the jurors know that. Their decision could mean the death for this young woman. The 9 of Swords is incredibly sad. All those knives remind me of how dear Travis died. With many many knife wounds in the back. This also speaks of the unrest these jurors must surely be feeling during these last days of the trial. The Tower is my most feared card in the entire deck. It ALWAYS predicts doom or some sort of unpleasant crash. Followed by the Knight of Swords, who appears to be a difficult juror.
My thought? I don't think they are ready for a final verdit today. More discussion and thought is needed. Not today folks...
More to follow.....
This is The Tarot of the Trees Tarot, the small version. Check Etsy for this wonderful deck.
I was wrong as I really thought that the jury would take a little longer. This spread gave 3 yes and 2 no. Of the 2 no cards we have the 9 of Swords and the Knight of Swords. Both of these cards are pretty graphic. Take a look at the 9 of Swords with all the swords in the back. The Knight has a sword that is cutting into the neck of the tree. Both of these cards are pretty positive (yes) in this circumstance and cards already present. The jury did in fact come in with a guilty verdict today.