Fremhævet indlæg

Livets Kort

Når man lægger et kortoplæg, får man et lille indblik i ”det tæppe som skæbnen væver”. De 52 spillekort er spejle som reflekterer bagvedliggende åndelige kræfter, skæbnemønstre, udviklingsbaner og personlighedstræk som vi ikke kan se med de fysiske sanser.

The Fortune Teller, Frederic Bazille, 1869. Public domain (WikiArt)

Ved et kortoplæg manifesterer disse kræfter sig og iklæder sig fysisk form via kortene og kan derved analyseres og tolkes. Kunsten at læse i kort kaldes også kartomanti.
De 52 spillekort er på forunderlig vis knyttet til årets rytmer. De fire farver symboliserer de fire årstider og de 52 kort symboliserer årets 52 uger. Summen af alle kortenes værdier giver 364.
Et sæt kort er som en uindbunden bog. Når kortene blandes, skifter siderne plads og en ny historie fortælles.
På denne blog vil vi primært beskæftige os med de 52 spillekort.

How to Achieve Harmony with Life

Every day, we are constantly interacting with our surroundings and, in a way, also with our thoughts. In our encounters with other people and their reactions to our actions, we can learn a great deal about ourselves. We are, in a sense, mirrors for each other. However, it’s not always pleasant to see what we reflect, leading to uncomfortable reactions at times. This sets off a cascade of thoughts, oscillating between light and dark, making it a challenging task to navigate through the myriad of thoughts pulling us in different directions before arriving at our preferred course of action in a given situation.

Artist: Hans Henning Withus Pedersen (1920-1947). Photo: Per Jan

Many are familiar with the famous words of St. Paul: “For the good that I would, I do not; but the evil which I would not, that I do.” This dilemma of thought is something most can relate to and can often lead to feelings of guilt and introspection. The words inscribed at the entrance to the Temple of Apollo in Delphi still ring true: “Know thyself.” Self-awareness and self-understanding can serve as a solid foundation for comprehending our thought processes.

But how does one bring thoughts and actions into harmony with life itself? In a time where conflict and unrest draw closer to us, it might be an opportune moment to reflect on how to become better individuals and align ourselves with life.

A central question arises: what can one do to become a better person? That’s the question we’ll pose the cards.

Cards: Dondorf, Hundertjahrkarten, 1933

The answer is quite simple: one should look at the people one dislike or don’t get along with (5 of Hearts). Ask oneself the question, why don’t I like them? We are all the sum of our experiences, and the 4 of Diamonds thus indicates the world as each of us sees and perceives it. We are all shaped by our experiences. However, other people have different values (6 of Diamonds), a different worldview due to different experiences than us. They may also have a different skin color, sexuality, religion, etc., but we must be able to accommodate people who are different from ourselves (the card value increases from 4-5-6). If we don’t do that, it can end in conflict and division (2 of Spades).
The essence is clear: we must examine our own intolerance.

The Martinus Institute. Photo: Per Jan

Let’s delve a bit deeper into this not entirely insignificant topic. The Danish author Martinus (1890-1981) left behind over 10,000 pages of work. His main work, “Livets Bog” (Book of Life), along with a supplement titled “The Eternal World Pictures” (100 symbols in six volumes), explores themes of cosmology and spiritual development. In his worldview – what he termed his cosmic analyses – he describes the laws of spiritual development.

Martinus 1928. © Martinus Institut /

As a response to a question about tolerance, he wrote the following in the Danish magazine “Kosmos” in 1933. His words may serve as inspiration for what one can do to become a better person and achieve harmony with life and one’s surroundings.

“Discard the concept of “enemies” from your consciousness. – Never retort against anger, slander or other forms of unpleasantness directed against you. – Never say anything evil about anyone or anything. – Be absolutely truthful and honest in all situations of life. – Be absolutely uninfluenced by flattery, praise and criticism. – Never take part in killing, wounding or mutilating. – Never let your thoughts deviate from being concerned with how you can best serve your fellow beings. In so doing you will be practicing the very highest form of yoga or the most perfect training of that part of your development which is within the scope of your will…”
(translated by Mary McGovern)

Will Donald Trump be re-elected as president in 2024?

Despite facing several lawsuits like a looming threat over the former U.S. President Donald Trump, he seems to overcome all opposition time and time again. For most Europeans, it is a horror if Trump were to be re-elected as president in November 2024. It seems that the more headwinds he encounters, the stronger he stands. As of the time of writing, the case regarding his eligibility is still pending in the U.S. Supreme Court.

In February 2024, at a rally in South Carolina, Trump referred to a question allegedly posed by the president of a major country. When asked if the USA would defend the country if Russia invaded it, even if the country had not paid [to NATO], Trump responded: “In fact, I would encourage them [Russia] to do whatever the hell they want. You got to pay. You got to pay your bills.”

This response sent shockwaves through Europe. With this answer, Trump raised doubts about the famous Article 5 of the NATO pact, the so-called Musketeer oath: “The parties agree that an armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against them all;”

In Europe, the thought has begun to emerge that if Trump is re-elected, it is uncertain whether one can count on assistance from the USA if Putin were to test Article 5. Trump has previously threatened to withdraw the USA from NATO. This entire course of events can almost only be seen as a scenario desired by Putin.

The big question – which we will now ask the cards – must be: Will Donald Trump be re-elected as president in 2024?

The cards fell as follows:

The cards are read vertically in pairs – from top to bottom. The first two pairs on the left show the background or what is the premise of the situation. The two pairs in the middle show the answer, and the last pair provides additional information on the question.

Lie (7 of spades) or truth (4 of diamonds). Fantasy or reality are concepts that emerge when looking at the cards. With political visions (7 of hearts), which perhaps mostly built on Trump’s narcissistic perspective on the world (4-7-7-10), there was a polarization of American society. Over the years, the cases involving Trump have become more and more serious and grotesque (10 of spades).

There is an abundance of significant spades in the setup. The election period will be a grim experience. Where the king of hearts appeared in previous card spreads, the now deceitful and deceptive jack of spades has instead entered the stage.

In the weeks and months leading up to the election, we will see more and more grotesque scenes on the political stage, – for Trump’s house of cards is crumbling (10 of spades).
As mentioned, the middle row shows the result and the answer to the question, and the last card – 4 of diamonds – always plays an important role.

The many spades have previously been able to keep facts and truth (4 of diamonds) at bay, but as the election approaches, it becomes increasingly impossible. The jack of spades will ultimately be caught in his own web of falsehoods and manipulations. In other words, Donald Trump will not be re-elected for a new presidential term for the USA.

Cards: Otto Tragy 1900

Mette Frederiksen – ny NATO generalsekretær?

Forsvarsalliancen NATO, som har 31 medlemslande, skal have ny generalsekretær efter norske Jens Stoltenberg. Rygterne svirrer i luften i både danske og udenlandske medier. Bliver statsminister Mette Frederiksen NATOs ny generalsekretær? Spekulationer om svaret på dette spørgsmål har floret med tiltagende styrke efter at statsministeren var på statsbesøg i USA i starten af juni.
Mette Frederiksen har hårdnakket benægtet, at hun er kandidat til posten. Kort efter hendes besøg hos Joe Biden i det Hvide Hus kom den britiske premierminister Rishi Sunak på besøg. Storbritannien har en kandidat, nemlig deres forsvarsminister, Ben Wallace. Han har ovenikøbet tidligere givet udtryk for interesse for stillingen. På en efterfølgende pressekonference blev Biden spurgt om det var på tide, at NATO får en britisk generalsekretær. Svaret var: ”måske”.
Men hvad siger Frankrig? De har tidligere givet udtryk for at den kommende generalsekretær skal komme fra et EU land og med det britiske Brexit er døren nok lukket til posten for briterne.
Nogle har givet udtryk for, at det er på tide med en kvindelig NATO generalsekretær og her har blandt andet EU’s Kommissionsformand, Ursula Von der Leyen været nævnt.
De 31 medlemslande skulle meget gerne være enige om en kandidat inden næste NATO-topmøde i Vilnius i Litauen den 11. juli.

Hvad er muligheden eller sandsynligheden for, at Mette Frederiksen bliver NATOs kommende generalsekretær? Dette spørgsmål stiller vi kortene. Oplægget læses fra bunden og op.

Hvad er muligheden eller sandsynligheden for, at Mette Frederiksen bliver NATOs kommende generalsekretær?

Det første kort markerer, hvad spørgsmålet drejer sig om og baggrunden. Det magtfulde spar es indikerer, at der skal findes en ny generalsekretær. Til den stilling er Mette Frederiksen særdeles kvalificeret, hvad ruder 10 fortæller. Der er ikke noget at udsætte på hendes faglighed og ansvarsfuldhed. Jobbet synes skræddersyet til hende. Kigger vi på kortet ved siden af, får vi et praj om, hvad som kunne være en forhindring for at hun bliver den foretrukne kandidat til posten. Den joviale, omsorgsfulde hjerter dame dukker op. Det kan vise to ting. Enten er der en anden kvindelig kandidat, som bliver foretrukket, eller at man i den nuværende særdeles anspændt situation med Rusland og Kina ønsker en mand på posten. Jeg hælder mest til den sidste mulighed, da man må gå ud fra, at en anden mere kvalificeret kvindelig kandidat ikke ville træde frem som hjerter dame, men snarere som ruder dame.

Spar 4 afslutter oplægget, som spar es indledte. Forsvarsalliancen NATO er symboliseret ved spar 4. Samtidigt er spar 4 svaret på spørgsmålet. Med et spørgsmål om NATO måtte man forvente spar på bordet. NATO er en forsvarsalliance og ikke en fredsbevægelse og i det perspektiv vælger jeg at se spar 4 som et positivt kort. Dog kan spar 4 indikere en forhaling af processen, men trods det er der sandsynlighed for, at Mette Frederiksen bliver den kommende NATO generalsekretær.
Hvis vi lægger sparværdierne sammen, får vi summen 5. Ruder 10, som viser Mette Frederiksens kvalifikationer og duelighed, lader sig dele af tallet 5. Tallene 5 og 10 er på bølgelængde med hinanden. Endnu et lod i den vægtskål, som betoner sandsynligheden for at hun får jobbet.

Viste kort: Bicycle, Aviary (Nicholas Matej), © The United States Playing Card Company

The Queen

As tradition dictates, Charlottenborg held its annual spring exhibition at the beginning of 2023 – a tradition that has existed since 1857.

Charlottenborg. Photo Per Jan

During the opening in February, where many art enthusiasts were present, a piece of art suddenly appeared that could not avoid attracting the attention of a cartomancer.

The Queen, (2022). Jørn Hulgaard Sørensen. Photo Per Jan

The piece, created by artist Jørn Hulgaard Sørensen and called “The Queen, (2022)”, consisted of a series of playing cards from all four suits, which were folded and arranged in such a way as to give a special spatial and plastic sensation. The royal cards in each suit were arranged to form a broad figure, but upon closer inspection, it turned out that only one queen was present in the artwork – namely the queen of hearts. She was surrounded by the jack of hearts, not the king of hearts, and the cartomancer wondered where the other queens had gone.

The Queen. Detail. Photo Per Jan

Normally, it is not the nature of the queen of hearts to chase away the other queens. It would have been more natural if the queen of spades was the only queen. She is often associated with being powerful, rivalrous, and calculating. But how had the queen of hearts ended up in this situation? The cartomancer left the question hanging and decided instead to investigate the queen of hearts’ fundamental role in a card spread. Not viewed from the perspective of the artwork or the cards seen as playing cards, but purely principle in a card spread when reading the cards. The queen of hearts is typically associated with love, care, family relations, mercy, and creativity, but the card reader was curious to hear what she herself thought of her role.

What is the role of the Queen of Hearts?

The answer came promptly, shown with the cards ace of diamonds and 7 of diamonds: The queen of hearts gives life and power to dreams and longings. The numbers 1 and 7 add up to 8, and the queen of hearts’ wish is to help distinguish between realistic and unrealistic dreams and longings.

It is a thought-provoking consideration that can be interpreted in several ways. Perhaps the queen of hearts represents a kind of guide or mentor who can help us distinguish between our innermost dreams and the opportunities that are realistic and achievable. Or maybe the artwork “The Queen” shows us that even though there is only one queen present, she can still have great significance and influence on the surrounding cards. It is up to the individual to interpret and reflect on.

Cards used in the spread: Hermès, Paris 1952. Artist, Cassandra

Update 09-05-2023: The artist has written the following comments about the artwork on Instagram: Not everyone becomes a king / Not all boys will grow to men – someone will be a Queen / from prince to King or from prince to Queen.


Som traditionen byder, afholdt Charlottenborg den årlige forårsudstilling i starten af 2023 – en tradition der har eksisteret siden 1857.

Charlottenborg. Foto Per Jan

Under ferniseringen i februar, hvor mange kunstinteresserede var til stede, dukkede et kunstværk pludselig op, som ikke kunne undgå at tiltrække en kartomantikers opmærksomhed.

Dronningen, (2022). Jørn Hulgaard Sørensen. Foto Per Jan

Værket, skabt af kunstneren Jørn Hulgaard Sørensen og kaldet “Dronningen, (2022)”, bestod af en række spillekort fra alle fire kortfarver, der var foldet og sammensat på en sådan måde, at det gav en særlig rumlig og plastisk fornemmelse. De kongelige kort i hver farve var arrangeret til at danne en bred figur, men ved nærmere eftersyn viste det sig, at kun én dronning var til stede i værket – nemlig hjerter dame. Hun var omgivet af hjerter knægt, ikke hjerter konge, og kartomantikeren spekulerede på, hvor de andre dronninger mon var blevet af.

Dronningen, udsnit. Foto Per Jan

Normalt er det jo ikke hjerter dames natur at jage de andre dronninger væk. Det havde været mere naturligt, hvis spar dame var den eneste dronning. Hun associeres jo ofte med at være magtfuld, rivaliserende og kalkulerende. Men hvordan var hjerter dame havnet i denne situation? Kartomantikeren lod spørgsmålet hænge i luften og besluttede sig i stedet for at undersøge hjerter dames grundlæggende rolle i et kortspil. Ikke betragtet ud fra kunstværkets perspektiv eller kortene set som spillekort, men rent principielt i et kortspil, når man læser kortene. Hjerter dame er typisk forbundet med kærlighed, omsorg, familieforhold, barmhjertighed og kreativitet, men kortlæggeren var nysgerrig efter at høre, hvad hun selv mente om sin funktion.

Hvad er hjerter dames funktion?

Svaret kom prompte, vist med kortene ruder es og ruder 7: Hjerter dame giver liv og kraft til drømme og længsler. Tallene 1 og 7 giver tilsammen 8, og hjerter dames ønske er at hjælpe med at skelne mellem realistiske og urealistiske drømme og længsler.

Det er en tankevækkende betragtning, som kan tolkes på flere måder. Måske repræsenterer hjerter dame en slags vejleder eller mentor, der kan hjælpe os med at skelne mellem vores inderste drømme og de muligheder, der er realistiske og opnåelige. Eller måske viser værket “Dronningen” os, at selvom der kun er én dronning til stede, så kan hun stadig have stor betydning og indflydelse på de omkringliggende kort. Det er op til den enkelte at fortolke og reflektere over.

Viste kort i oplægget: Hermès, Paris 1952

Opdatering 09-05-2023:  kunstneren har skrevet følgende kommentarer til sit værk på Instagram: Ikke alle bliver til konger / Not all boys will grow to men – someone will be a Queen / fra prins til Konge eller fra prins til Dronning

Vladimir and Volodomyr

It is interesting to note that the presidents of Russia (Vladimir Putin) and Ukraine (Volodomyr Zelensky) share the same first name, both of which are Slavic and carry similar meanings of “lord of the world” or “ruler of peace and people in the world”. The name has roots in ancient Slavic languages and has been used as a first name in several Slavic countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia. It has also been used as a coronation name by several Russian rulers. While Vladimir is the most common form of the name in Russia, Volodomyr is the most common form in Ukraine. In Denmark, the name is known as Valdemar, as in King Valdemar the Great (1131-1182).
As the new year begins, many may be wondering about the developments in the ongoing war in Ukraine in 2023. This topic we will ask the cards.

How will the war in Ukraine develop in 2023?

The cards are read, as a “U” is written. It is striking how many cards of hearts appear – and yet not. The colour of hearts often appears when it comes to feelings for the fatherland – the national feeling. But the hearts also symbolize the blood, and a lot of blood has flowed in this war. The 8 of hearts, which opens the spread, shows the paradoxical and polarizing nature of the situation in Ukraine. The two Slavic peoples are in many ways brothers and sisters. There is a family relationship. Many Russians also have family ties in Ukraine. But the eights are powerful cards and, in this case, the 8 of hearts represents Russia and its desire to control Ukraine. The number eight dominates in this presentation. Notice that on one diagonal axis the sum 4+4 also gives 8. It is a conflict over territories and control. The Ukrainian people wisely defend and protect their territory (4 of diamonds) and are strengthened by their president (king of diamonds).

The 3 of hearts brings hope for a changed situation and less bloodshed. We must expect the war to end or enter another phase this year. The sum of the four cards on the table gives the 6 of diamonds. Incipient peace negotiations are hinted at. The first 8 of hearts ends with the last 4 of hearts. The war ends slowly, and Russia must withdraw from Ukraine. The turning point likely occurring in the second quarter of the year (4 of diamonds).

This raises a new question and requires an additional cardspread: How will the war in Ukraine come to an end?

How will the war in Ukraine come to an end?

The dramatic 9 of spades enters the spread. It forecasts a lightning strike in the war, which suddenly changes the situation significantly. Notice that the 4 of diamonds is in the same place as in the first spread. It testifies to a Ukraine that cannot be wiped out as a nation. The 9 of spades lies on the 8 of hearts (Russia). Russia will fight tooth and nail to keep the regions they have planned to conquer. The 4 of diamonds (Ukraine) is sandwiched between the 9 of spades and the ace of spades. We can therefore expect a few months of very violent and powerful battles and missile attacks (ace of spades).

Will Russia use tactical nukes? With the 9 of spades and the ace of spades, this concern will probably increase in the coming months, but my immediate assessment is a no. The number values of the spades decrease. However, the situation could develop in a very dangerous direction.

There is a desire in the Kremlin to assume a dominant global role in a new and changed world order (9 of spades + ace of spades = 10). But that will not happen (5 of clubs). On the other hand, the cards (9 of spades and ace of spades) are more indicative of a possible change in the power structure in the Kremlin. In any case, a weakening of the Russian president.

Where one of the diagonal axes in the first spread emphasized the number 8, the same diagonal axis in this spread emphasizes the number 9 (4+5). We can therefore expect a surprising development and change in the war. Important information about the war can no longer be suppressed in Russia (5 of clubs and Queen of clubs). A difficult time for Russia is looming on the horizon.

Overall, from a spread with a 9-number dominance (change and aggression) to an 8-number dominance, the situation in Ukraine is moving towards a stop to hostilities and a ceasefire. This process starts in the second quarter but taking a long time to fully implement (eights and fours).

Cards: Hermès, Paris 1948

Vladimir og Volodomyr

Det er tankevækkende at de to præsidenter for henholdsvis Rusland (Vladimir Putin) og Ukraine (Volodomyr Zelensky) bærer det samme fornavn. Vladimir og Volodomyr er to slaviske navne, der betyder noget lignende som “herre af verden” eller “hersker over fred og mennesker i verden”. Navnet stammer fra de gamle slaviske sprog og er blevet brugt som fornavn i mange slaviske lande, herunder Rusland, Ukraine, Polen, Tjekkiet og Slovakiet. Navnet Vladimir har også været brugt som et kroningsnavn af en række russiske herskere.
Navnet Vladimir er den mest almindelige form af navnet i Rusland, mens Volodomyr er den mest almindelige form i Ukraine. Vi kender navnet som Valdemar i Danmark og hos kong Valdemar den Store (1131-1182).
Her i starten af det nye år er der sikkert mange som spørger sig selv, hvordan mon krigen i Ukraine udvikler sig i 2023. Præcist dette spørgsmål vil vi stille kortene.

Hvordan udvikler krigen i Ukraine sig i 2023?

Kortene læses som et ”U” skrives. Det er påfaldende så mange hjerter der dukker op – og alligevel ikke. Hjerterfarven dukker ofte op, når det drejer sig om følelser for fædrelandet – nationalfølelsen. Men hjerterne symboliserer også blodet og der har flydt meget blod i denne krig. Hjerter 8 som indleder oplægget, viser det paradoksale og polariserende i situationen i Ukraine. De to slaviske folk er på mange måder brødre og søstre. Der er et familieslægtskab. Mange russere har også familierelationer i Ukraine. Men ottere er magtfulde kort og i dette tilfælde repræsenterer hjerter 8 Rusland og dets ønske om at kontrollere Ukraine. 8-tallet dominerer i dette oplæg. Læg mærke til at på den ene diagonale akse giver summen 4+4 også 8. Det er en konflikt om territorier og kontrol.
Det ukrainske folk forsvarer og beskytter klogt deres territorium (ruder 4) og får styrke af deres præsident (ruder konge).
Hjerter 3 bringer håb om en ændret situation og mindre blodsudgydelse. Vi må forvente at krigen stopper eller går ind i en anden fase i år. Summen af de fire kort på bordet giver ruder 6. Begyndende fredsforhandlinger antydes. Hjerter 8 ender med hjerter 4. Krigen ender langsomt og Rusland må trække sig ud af Ukraine. Det afgørende vendepunkt vil sandsynligvis være i andet kvartal i år (ruder 4).
Det afføder et nyt spørgsmål og kræver et ekstra oplæg: Hvordan stopper krigen i Ukraine?

Hvordan stopper krigen i Ukraine?

Den indledende spar 9 slår en meget dramatisk tone an. Det er et lynnedslag i krigen, som på pludselig vis ændrer situationen markant. Læg mærke til at ruder 4 ligger på samme plads som i det første oplæg. Det vidner om et Ukraine der som nation ikke kan udslettes. Spar 9 lægger sig på hjerter 8’s plads (Rusland). Rusland vil med næb og klør kæmpe for at beholde de regioner, de har planlagt at erobre. Ruder 4 er klemt inde mellem spar 9 og spar es. Vi kan derfor forvente nogle måneder med meget voldsomme og kraftige kampe og missilangreb (spar es).
Vil Rusland benytte taktiske atombomber? Med spar 9 og spar es vil denne bekymring nok tage til i de kommende måneder, men min umiddelbare vurdering er et nej. Sparfarven falder i værdi. Dog vil situationen kunne udvikle sig i en meget farlig retning.
Der er et ønske i Kreml om at indtage en dominerende global rolle i en ny og ændret verdensorden (spar 9 + spar es = 10). Men det vil ikke komme til at ske (klør 5). Til gengæld tyder kortene (spar 9 og spar es) mere på en mulig ændring af magtstrukturen i Kreml. Under alle omstændigheder en svækkelse af den russiske præsident.
Hvor den ene diagonale akse i det første oplæg understregede 8-tallet, ja, så understreger den ene diagonale akse i dette oplæg 9-tallet (4+5). Vi kan derfor forvente en overraskende udvikling og ændring i krigen. Væsentlige informationer om krigen kan ikke mere undertrykkes i Rusland (klør 5 og klør dame). En svær tid for Rusland dukker op i horisonten.

Vi ser således at fra et oplæg med en 9-tals dominans (forandring og aggression) til en 8-tals dominans bevæger situationen i Ukraine sig i retningen af en våbenhvile. Denne proces starter i andet kvartal, men vil tage lang tid (ottere og firere).

Viste kort: Hermès, Paris 1948.

The message of Christmas

Christmas is the “festival of hearts” they say, and according to the Christmas card spread, it is quite true. Here is an abundance of hearts. The two sets of cards each tell the same story in their own way.

Warmth of heart, forgiveness, and love are the biggest message of Christmas (the queen of hearts) and in an earlier time you would have added “mercy”. The forces of Christmas have access to our hearts (4 of hearts) and make us look deeply into ourselves and our inner life values (4 of diamonds). If we follow the message of Christmas, we will have peace in our minds (4 of clubs) and peace in our hearts. With three fours we can add peace on earth!

The message of Christmas

The bottom row of Lenormand cards sums up quite nicely what the cards will tell us about the message of Christmas: be like the sun and shine on everything and everyone and let the sun take root in your heart! Then the last card will echo the old Danish Christmas carol: ” Hjerte, løft din glædes vinger (Heart, lift the wings of your joy)”.

Cards: Hermès, Paris 1948. Blue Bird Lenormand. (c) U.S Games Systems, Inc.

Denmark and Peter the Great

Most Danes probably remember from the history books that the Russians liberated the Danish Island Bornholm from the German occupying power at the end of World War II. While the rest of the country celebrated the liberation on 5 May 1945, the people of Bornholm had to wait until 5 April 1946. At that time, there was also some concern about whether the Russians would leave the island again.

Bornholm is an attractive island. Not only for tourists, but also for those in power, as the impressive fortress Hammershus testifies.


Even the Russian Tsar Peter the Great visited the island in 1716. Because the Danish King Frederik the IV was allied with Peter the Great during the Great Nordic War (1700-1721).

Putin has previously expressed his admiration for Tsar Peter the Great. During a speech to mark the 350th anniversary of the Tsar’s birth, he compared himself to Peter the Great.

Now Bornholm has apparently received Russian attention again. On 26 and 27 September, the two gas pipelines Nord Stream 1 and 2 were exposed to sabotage by a foreign power. The area of the sabotage is quite close to Bornholm. Two explosions with the force of a large bomb apparently caused four large holes in the gas pipes, resulting in a gigantic gas leak. A deliberate sabotage, as the Danish Prime Minister subsequently stated. And not only that, but foreign drone activity has also been discovered over Norwegian oil and gas fields and Swedish nuclear power plants.

Where the West – apart from Poland and Ukraine – has been careful to place responsibility for the leak, Putin has called it an international terrorist act, orchestrated by the United States. And the Russians think they have the proof, as US President Biden stated before the invasion of Ukraine: “if Russia invades Ukraine, there will be no longer a Nord Stream 2, we will bring an end to it.”

Russia wanted the matter submitted to the UN Security Council and the Danish and Swedish governments wrote a joint letter to the Security Council before the meeting.

At the time of writing, Russia has annexed 4 areas in Ukraine and a few questions arise:

What is Putin´s and Russia’s next step in relation to the West and Ukraine?

Let’s see what the cards answer to the first question. The cards are read as a “U”.

With two deuces and starting with the 2 of spades, the tone is set. Putin – shown by the King of clubs – wants to sow discord (2 of spades) and create worries (2 of clubs) in the West. He is trying to destabilize (2+2=4) the West and create internal division. He hopes in this way to increase his influence and power (3 of clubs to the King of clubs). Basically, a desire to get more power (ace of spades) or as he himself expresses it – a new world order with a big and strong Russia. In this context, the King of clubs shows the desire to conquer. He wants to take back old Russian territories.

That brings us to the second question: Who is responsible for the sabotage against the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines?

Five cards have been chosen which are primarily read from left to right.

It immediately catches the eye that we have the entire family of clubs gathered in a fallen rank order. Notice the direction the faces are looking! The 8 of diamonds begins the presentation and shows the two gas pipes. The 10 of spades is placed between the Queen and the Jack. It is a gloomy card which symbolizes cold, darkness and criminal acts. It shows mysterious circumstances and hidden actions. Here we see the sabotage card. Interesting that this card can sometimes show larger bodies under water. It could indicate that a submarine has been involved. Note that the 10 of spades mirrors the King of clubs. He must be the one responsible for the action. It is quite thought-provoking that the King of clubs appears again. The Queen of clubs in the middle shows that several influential people have been involved in and are behind the orchestration of the event. It is a tight and closed inner circle that is behind it. The main person responsible is hiding (King of clubs) and with the mirror to the 10 of spades, it is doubtful whether it will ever be clarified who is behind it.

Since we named the King of clubs during the first presentation, it is tempting to do it again. But the King hides behind the mysterious 10 of spades, so you’ll probably never find the smoking gun.
Spar 6 is the bottom card of the card pile. We are at a crossroads. An era is over.

Cards: Hermès, Paris 1948

Bornholm og Peter den Store

De fleste husker nok fra historiebøgerne at russerne befriede Bornholm fra den tyske besættelsesmagt ved afslutningen af 2. verdenskrig. Mens resten af landet fejrede befrielsen 5. maj 1945, måtte bornholmerne vente til 5. april 1946. Dengang var der desuden en vis bekymring for om russerne ville forlade øen igen.
Bornholm er en attraktiv ø. Ikke kun for turister, men også for magthavere, hvad den imponerende fæstning Hammershus bevidner.

Udsigt fra Hammershus. Foto Per Jan

Ja, selv den russiske zar Peter den Store besøgte øen i 1716. For Frederik d. 4 var allieret med Peter den Store under den Store Nordiske krig (1700-1721).
Putin har tidligere udtalt sin beundring for zar Peter den Store. Under en tale for markeringen af 350 året for zarens fødsel sammenlignede han sig med Peter den Store.
Nu har Bornholm tilsyneladende fået russisk opmærksomhed igen. Den 26 og 27 september var de to gasledninger Nord Stream 1 og 2 udsat for sabotage af en fremmed magt. To eksplosioner med en kraft som en større bombe afstedkom tilsyneladende fire store huller i gasrørene med et gigantisk gasudslip til følge. En bevidst sabotage som den danske statsminister efterfølgende udtalte. Og ikke nok med det, der er også opdaget fremmed droneaktivitet over norske olie- og gasfelter og svenske atomkraftværker.
Hvor Vesten – bortset fra Polen og Ukraine – har været forsigtige med at placere ansvaret for lækagen, så har Putin kaldt det en international terrorhandling, orkestreret af USA. Og russerne mener de har beviset, idet den amerikanske præsident Biden inden invasionen af Ukraine udtalte: “hvis Rusland invaderer Ukraine, så er der ikke mere Nord Stream 2”.
Rusland ønskede sagen forelagt FN’s sikkerhedsråd og den danske og svenske regering skrev et fælles brev til sikkerhedsrådet inden mødet.
I skrivende stund har Rusland annekteret 4 områder i Ukraine og et par spørgsmål dukker op:
Hvad er Putins og Ruslands næste skridt i forhold til Vesten og Ukraine?

Lad os se, hvad kortene svarer på det første spørgsmål. Kortene læses som et ”U”.
Med to to’ere og startende med spar 2 er tonen slået an. Putin – vist ved klør konge – ønsker at så splid (spar 2) og skabe bekymringer (klør 2) i Vesten. Han forsøger at destabilisere (2+2=4) Vesten og skabe intern splittelse. Han håber på denne måde at kunne få sin indflydelse og magt til at vokse (klør 3 til klør konge). Grundlæggende et ønske om at få større magt (spar es) eller som han selv udtrykker det – en ny verdensorden med et stort og stærkt Rusland. I denne kontekst er klør konge, erobringslysten. Han ønsker at tilbagetage gamle russiske områder.
Det bringer os til det andet spørgsmål: Hvem er ansvarlig for sabotagen mod Nord Stream 1 og 2 gasrørene?

Her er valgt 5 kort som primært læses fra venstre mod højre.
Det falder straks i øjnene, at vi har hele klørfamilien samlet i en falden rangorden. Læg mærke til i hvilken retning ansigterne kigger! Ruder 8 indleder oplægget og viser de to gasrør. Mellem klør dame og klør knægt er spar 10 placeret. Det er et dystert kort, som symboliserer kulde, mørke og kriminelle handlinger. Det viser mystiske omstændigheder og skjulte handlinger. Vi ser her sabotagekortet. Interessant at dette kort undertiden kan vise større legemer under vand. Det kunne indikere at en ubåd har været involveret. Læg mærke til at spar 10 spejler sig over til klør konge. Klør konge må være den ansvarlige for handlingen. Det er ganske tankevækkende, at klør konge dukker op igen. Klør dame i midten viser at flere indflydelsesrige personer har været involveret i, og står bag organiseringen af, begivenheden. Det er en tæt og lukket inderkreds som står bag. Den hovedansvarlige gemmer sig (klør konge) og med spejlingen til spar 10 er det tvivlsomt om det nogensinde bliver opklaret, hvem som står bag.
Da vi under det første oplæg satte navn på klør konge er det fristende at gøre det igen. Men klør konge skjuler sig bag den hemmelighedsfulde spar 10, så man finder nok aldrig den rygende pistol.
Spar 6 er kortet i bunden af kortbunken. Vi står på en skillevej. En fase er forbi.

Benyttede kort: © Hermès, Paris 1948