Disclaimer: I don’t watch football, I have never made a sports prediction before, and I hate doing strictly predictions. But this sounded fun 😉
Yesterday, after a long day of running around and attempting to get things done, I came back to an email from someone from the Huffington Post, asking if I’d be willing to give a prediction on the Super Bowl (even though that’s something I don’t ordinarily do).
Well… why the hell not? So I emailed him back and said I’d love to give it a shot.
I sat down with my trusty Rider-Waite last night and pulled a few cards.
Patriots – The Moon, The fool, Page of Cups
Seahawks – 10 of Pentacles, 6 of Pentacles, 3 of Wands
I predict that the Seahawks will win – they’ll take an early lead and hold strong through the game, while Patriots will waffle back and forth and struggle to capitalize on their opportunities. (They’re just stoked to be AT the Super Bowl.) The score will be Seahawks up at least 6 points at the end of the game; final score 42-10.
Now, let me break it down and explain a bit about why I think this. First of all, the fact that I drew a Major Arcana card for the Patriots and a Minor Arcana card for the Seahawks might have some of us thinking it’s a sure thing for the Patriots. Unfortunately, tarot doesn’t work that way. The Moon symbolizes distortion and confusion. I typically see it suggesting how things look different at night, beneath the light of the moon, as opposed to how we might see it in the daytime. This tells me there’s going to be a lot of confusion, mixed signals, and things going on behind the scenes that are going to lead to more problems. In comparison, the 10 of Pentacles is a card about stability and structure; it represents the result of all the work that has gone before, and it’s a steady, rooted energy. It’s hard to mess with, because it’s so established and it’s so… rooted.
I asked the cards next about what the score will look like, since I was asked to come up with some numbers specifically for the outcome, and I pulled the Fool for the Patriots and the 6 of Pentacles for the Seahawks. To me, the Fool is a big fat zero – but I know enough about football to know it’s unlikely either team will score 0. I think the Patriots will get some lucky plays, but ultimately their score will remain low. On the other hand, the 6 of Pentacles seems like the Seahawks will have plenty of points; I’d be surprised if they didn’t maintain a steady 6 point lead throughout the game.
Lastly, I pulled cards to represent how the game will go for each team. The Page of Cups for the Patriots suggests they’ll have a lot of opportunities to make points, but that they’re likely going to be too emotionally invested to capitalize like they need to. They also might have some petty disagreements within the team, as this card also comes up for folks who are indecisive and struggle to take responsibility for themselves. I haven’t looked at any information about how either team plays, so I have no idea if they tend to function well under pressure or not – this is just what I’m seeing within the cards thus far.
The 3 of Wands that I drew for the Seahawks suggests that they have a plan, and they’ve got their eyes on the prize. They have put in the work and they’re ready to take action. They’re also going to be a bit more flexible than the Patriots; whereas I feel like the Patriots might jump on every opportunity they’re given, the Seahawks are going to be a lot more discerning about what they do and why. I feel they’ll take an early lead because of this.
Past that… No idea! I’m just going to be around for the food and the commercials. 😉 This was fun!
Fellow tarot readers, have you made any predictions about the game? What do you think will happen?