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This post was written by Donald Michael Kraig
on January 2, 2013 | Comments (59)

Happy new year, everyone!

Increasingly, people at this time of year look back at predictions made by public psychics and mediums to see just how well they’ve done. Some are surprisingly accurate while others, well, let’s say they aren’t very good (are you listening, spirit of Criswell?).

One of the important skills of magicians is being able to perform divinations. Often magicians do this using the runes, Tarot, a crystal ball, or other such “assistants.” As I’ve described in Modern Magick, the ability to perform divinations is important for working magick. After all, you logically would not want to perform a magickal act when the result might be negative or even harmful to yourself or others.

I also pointed out that the success of a divination is often inversely proportional to time. This takes a bit more of an explanation.

As magicians, we realize that we can alter our futures. This means that even though we may, at any one moment, have a particular fate in our future, through the performance of magick we can prevent negative outcomes or encourage and speed-up positive fates. Therefore, our “fate” is changeable and not written in stone. It may also change over time because so many influences can come into play. That’s why a divination concerning ten years in the future is likely to be much less accurate than one for the next few months.

I’ve made a proposal to the highest authorities (my supervisor) and been authorized to hold a contest to see just how good your predictions can be. I believe that many people who are not BNPs (Big Name Psychics) are every bit as good or better than the big names at predicting future events. Here is your chance to prove me right!

The prize for this contest will be a FREE TAROT DECK OF YOUR CHOICE.

If you win the contest, you will be able to choose any Tarot deck published by Llewellyn. Of course, there are some rules…

Contest Rules

This contest will run from January 1, 2013–December 15, 2013.

1. You may only enter once. We don’t want someone to throw out 100 predictions in the hope that one, by chance, will be accurate.
2. Decision of the judge (that’s me!) will be final.
3. There are two factors that will be considered in choosing the winner of this contest:
……A) Time: A prediction made in January for an event that occurs in December will be deemed better than a prediction made on June 1 for an event that will occur on June 5. The greater the length of time between the prediction and the fulfillment of the prediction, the better.
……B) Lack of Obviousness: Something that is less likely to occur (such as space aliens landing on the White House lawn) will be deemed better than something obvious (such as the Democrats and Republicans in Congress will disagree on something resulting in nothing being done).
4. This will not be a “dead pool.” Predictions of deaths, no matter how accurate they may be, will not be accepted.
5. Closer will be considered better than farther. A prediction that space aliens will land on the White House lawn will count as a partial “hit” if they land near Topeka, Kansas, and be considered better than if they land in Moscow, Russia.

And that’s it. All entries must be made in the Reader Comments section below and be published on or before December 15. Please be patient as all comments are moderated before they appear and it may take some time before they are approved. On Monday, December 16, I will announce the winner in this blog and contact him or her in order to determine which deck they want. I will also announce those who had successful predictions but that were not as good, according to the rules above, as the winner.

Do your best and make your entry. You can also go to this LINK to see all of the decks we offer. You can think about which deck you’d like. But don’t choose yet…we going to be publishing more decks this year!



Reader Comments

Written By Mario
on January 2nd, 2013 @ 12:16 pm

I predict between the dates of 20 and 28 of January that news of a new planet being discovered by NASA

Written By Matthew Owen
on January 2nd, 2013 @ 1:15 pm

I predict that a discovery on a planet in our solar system this year will usher in a new space race.

Written By David
on January 3rd, 2013 @ 12:04 am

I predict that a spiritual guru will rise to a position of political power in the UK in the month of October after a close call with death.

Written By Sara Danielson
on January 4th, 2013 @ 4:10 pm

I predict that we in the occult world will see Crowley’s Aeon come to fruition before the end of the year; and though we’ve been in it for some time, I predict a vast shift in both the mundane and spiritual with this Lucifer and Venus influenced year, meaning a vast shift as we once saw in the Renaissance.

Written By Donald Michael Kraig
on January 4th, 2013 @ 4:20 pm

Thank you for your submission, Sara. Unfortunately, your description is so general it would be difficult to judge. There is no way to quantify a “vast shift in both the mundane and spiritual” without giving more specific and objective descriptions. Therefore, I invite you to make a more specific prediction. Good luck!

Written By Tammy
on January 5th, 2013 @ 5:52 pm

I predict Floods in May in Michigan

Written By Zeffie
on January 6th, 2013 @ 1:31 pm

A water storm on the east coast north of DC, producing tornadoes, early September, probably 7-9. Something about “green” in the headlines, maybe involving “Tom” or “Tommy”.

Written By Ty Bevington
on January 17th, 2013 @ 7:59 am

I predict that in Septemeber or October 2013, a US univeristy with publish a ground-breaking study on human sensuality that will cause a sensation in the popular press.

Written By Barbara Green
on February 1st, 2013 @ 10:18 pm

There will be a great discovery of something in a cave in Egypt that will rock all we know about the Ancient past. This will happen around September.

Written By Mrs. Peters
on February 4th, 2013 @ 9:14 pm

I predict that on or about October 26 (give or take a few days) a ballistic missile test by one country will be perceived as a direct threat by another country.

Written By Mrs. Tracy
on February 9th, 2013 @ 8:34 pm

Sometime between August-October there will be a mass migration of whales (including but not limited to Belugas) and dolphins that is out of character and season for their species and migrations. This will be startling to fishermen and make the news as unusual. This event precedes an underwater earthquake that causes a continental shelf to slide open like the drawer of a bureau. The above ground area will sink or drop as this ‘shelf’ slides out. As this happens a land mass will rise and jut out of the ocean, it might be volcanic but it won’t be spewing red hot lava. All of this seismic activity will create tsunamis that strike an area with many small islands. I believe the quake moves from southeast to northwest while the tsunamis move from east to west. Some random words I got were: Greenland, Canada, Beluga in their icy caverns, out of season, as the crow fly.

Written By Alexandra Caron
on March 4th, 2013 @ 7:06 pm

I predict the new catholic pope will be the cardinal Marc Ouellet.

Written By Kelly
on March 4th, 2013 @ 7:06 pm

Near the Autumnal Equinox, in Iraq, an intact Sumerian Codex will be unearthed which will change the course of politics in the Middle East. This will cause the rest of the world to rethink their outlooks on the Middle East.

Written By Anita Perez
on March 4th, 2013 @ 7:28 pm

I predict that several islands in either or both the Maldive and Seychelle Island groups will become so flooded that there will have to be evacuations during the worst of their local Monsoon season. In addition, there will be some similar weather issues on the southern coast of the Indian Subcontinent, and also Sri Lanka. I see at least one airport being shut down, due to airfields being under water.

Written By Louise Mavropoulos
on March 7th, 2013 @ 2:28 pm

I predict a massive uncovery of illegal activities within the Los Angeles Policy dept. HEADS will roll. BIG TIME

Written By Lisa
on March 8th, 2013 @ 4:52 pm

I predict Roma Downey’s and Mark Burnett’s “The Bible” Miniseries when it comes out on DVD will be one of Amazon.com’s Top Selling Number 1 DVD.

Written By billygoat
on March 11th, 2013 @ 8:29 pm

I predict that on November 8th a small child 5-7 will be hit by a car in south-west Nevada coming out of a gas station lot on the I95.

Written By Andres Pedraza
on March 18th, 2013 @ 9:51 am

I predict an overt attack by Israel against Iran to destroy their nuclear capability by the end of August.

President Obama to leave power by end of year, unwillingly.

Written By Felix Cara
on April 6th, 2013 @ 7:35 pm

I predict that this year will be marked in history books as the start of WWIII, and will place the blame on the US for the war when it will be the fault of those who attack us. Israel will be targeted for who and what they are once more, even though Holy Covenant reigns supreme over measly human councils such as the weak UN, and will be the one to take the place of the US as the nation supporting the rest of the world by the strength of its economy and army.

Hopefully, we’re not gonna be royally screwed and this year is NOT when some apocalypse starts.

Written By john glucksman
on May 9th, 2013 @ 2:32 pm

I predict that the windy city will get blown away on June 14, 2013.

Written By pixiexele
on July 8th, 2013 @ 10:17 am

I believe there will be a major scandal involved in a very powerful elected leader announcing he is and always has been gay. His coming out will outrage some but fill others with joy and gladness. But this announcement will happen at a time when major political actions are being taken elsewhere and for nefarious means as fewer and fewer freedoms will be left in the hands of the citizens. I predict this for the USA or UK or some combination of both. We will also have calamitous weather across the globe, including “acts of God” catastrophes resulting in MANY deaths.

Written By Crystal
on July 8th, 2013 @ 10:51 am

I predict that a lost city will be discovered after a violent storm. This city has huge totem poles carved from wood and is surrounded by high walls. The walls are covered in vines but will be blown away to reveal what is hidden behind them from the heavy wind.

Written By AmeliaArcana
on July 8th, 2013 @ 5:54 pm

I predict a major natural gas catastrophe (fire-related) taking hold of the middle west of the United States within a few weeks of the first day of autumn (could be right before, or right after).

Written By Sara M
on July 11th, 2013 @ 6:39 am

I don’t normally make predictions, but I sometimes have insight that is odd. However, Donald, I started writing a novel on October 14, 2012 about women in the US Navy’s SEALs and published it on Kindle on July 10, 2013. I can send you a screen cap of the properties file, if you like. My intention was not prediction. I was just having some fun.

On July 17, 2013 SECDEF Chuck Hagel released an announcement to the media that he wants women in military’s special forces, including the SEALs, by 2015.

Written By Sara M
on July 11th, 2013 @ 11:14 am

Sorry, I just realized that I got the month wrong for publication on my book. It was JUNE 10, and the SECDEF made his announcement JUNE 17. My bad. Sorry about that!

Written By Bob
on September 6th, 2013 @ 4:25 pm

HIV vaccine or cure in three months time from now.
Pls reserve one of the Golden Dawn decks. Thanks.

Written By Joseph
on September 9th, 2013 @ 9:50 pm

I predict that a major technology launch–like a new video game console–will draw public attention away from a major world event (ie war, natural disaster, or something positive like a country taking a major stand against some sort of injustice or a dictator getting deposed). For my prediction to come true these two things have to happen within a week. Probably sometime in December.

Written By Joseph
on September 10th, 2013 @ 11:49 am

PS When I say “major technology” I don’t mean something substantial like medical breakthroughs that can make us live forever or discovering the means to travel at the speed of light. I’m talking more in the realm of major “entertainment” technology. More of distracting technology than substantial technology.

Written By Dick G
on October 11th, 2013 @ 11:29 am

Contest entry: Friday October 11th 2013- I predict the Gov’t shutdown in the U.S. will be over as of Midnight Monday evening/Tuesday Morning Oct 14/15th, 2013. A news story will appear that a rumor leaked at 5:00 pm on late Monday afternoon, told of the event being over. It will be ignored, though referenced heavily in the following 72 hour period.
An obscure precedent will be cited, but it will be obvious that the event has just run out of steam. The GOP will dispense with rhetorical phrases and lot’s of media time. Prayer gatherings and vigils will be held. It will be mentioned on several liberal media channels, that the GOP, rather than concede at the allotted time, held religious gatherings to stall for time and attract media attention. The Dems will try to gracefully accept this win, but will proudly parade in victory. This will put many people off in a sense, as a majority of Democratic loyalists will begin to condemn and sever ties with current Democratic leadership. A key player (undecided, independent speaker, will be removed from office. A “where are they now” segment will profile children of past presidents. Two daughters of former presidents will use this as a way to announce their political intentions.

Written By Darlene
on December 3rd, 2013 @ 10:52 am

I feel a major historical discovery coming in June located in a cave like area in the middle east and the discovery will get out before the military/governments can keep it quiet. How exciting!

Written By Eric
on December 3rd, 2013 @ 2:05 pm

I predict that online social media stocks (like Facebook and Twitter) and online currency (like bitcoin) will go through a massive crash in value in November 2014.

Written By Shannon Loe
on December 4th, 2013 @ 12:20 am

I predict that the day of 12/13/14 will prove more significant than its novelty. What will be “winds of change” indicates a major sweeping change will occur–either a dangerously powerful storm or a major political upheaval. I cannot tell which, I hope the specificity of the date is sufficient.

Written By Shannon Loe
on December 4th, 2013 @ 12:25 am

PS it occurs to me my prediction can’t be verified in time for the winning announcement, so I’ll make another with a shorter end date.
I predict the actor Woody Harrelson will receive such positive reviews in his upcoming film Out of the Furnace that Oscars will be mentioned–that he will surely be nominated. Not that will know in time, but though his portrayal in this movie will be highly lauded, he will not in fact win the Academy Award.

Written By Jamie
on December 6th, 2013 @ 2:13 am

I predict that on 12/13/13 a large meteor will strike the Earth, probably somewhere in China. Hopefully, no one will be killed.

Written By Nathalie Walmsley-Beveridge
on December 13th, 2013 @ 11:15 am

I predict that I will not win the tarot deck.

Written By Belle
on December 13th, 2013 @ 11:28 am

I predict that in the 1st business week of January, the economic indicators will reveal that 2013 was an abysmal year for Holiday shopping and that sales will be well bellow their expectations.

Written By Denise Powell
on December 13th, 2013 @ 1:09 pm

As this is Friday the 13th of 2013, not much time is left to verify a prediction, but I will state it anyway…another beloved world leader (be it for humanity or political, I do not know) will pass from this plane of existence. When this person dies, the world will experience a change in it’s thinking of how we not only treat our fellow humans, but also Mother Earth. Accelerated healing and change will then start to rapidly occur from the masses all over the globe. As always though, those who oppose this change will begin a world war, no part of the globe will remain unaffected…there is more but this is enough for now so we will see what we shall see…Blessings to all

Written By XX_XIII
on December 13th, 2013 @ 8:36 pm

I predict that I will win this contest. Prediction isn’t necessarily what tarot is about though. Tarot is about divination and it also has a deeper, more spiritual meaning than just divination. Especially the Thoth tarot deck. When you look at it in a symbolic esoteric context the tarot is invaluable. And realizing this, I know I will win the contest.

Written By Nancy Bernardo
on December 13th, 2013 @ 9:35 pm

I predict that by the summer of 2014 there will be huge segregation of good & evil people… & the evil people will slowly begin to destroy themselves…

Written By Don Webb
on December 13th, 2013 @ 10:00 pm

In 2014 a grass-roots feline awareness program will create National Cat Day. They will raise money with catnip infused paper, and slogns like “It’s the national Basttime!’ and return phrases like the “Cats pajamas.” to modern American English. It will be Purr-fect!

Written By Kim
on December 14th, 2013 @ 5:27 pm

this regards a nation torn apart in 2014 by heartbreak, most likely the USA. it is not by human hands (not the hands of war or violent crime), but very possibly a disease outbreak. I see families weeping over their children, but there is no blood. hopefully the death that comes is easy on the dying. I get the definite impression that it’s a manufactured or artificially manipulated disease that perhaps got out of hand or escaped, possibly by espionage, more likely by accident. there is very little anger, more sadness here.
I do not know how widespread it will be, but there will be plenty of survivors left. it may be minor in comparison with past epidemics, but it will be widespread enough that the entire nation will weep, and other nations will weep with us.
the people will seek to heal from this, they will seek wisdom from it. they will strive for even-handedness in the face of disaster, but they are unprepared and blunder along and make mistakes. this is good, because that’s how we learn. we can’t be afraid of making those mistakes, so afraid that we become complacent and end up doing and changing nothing.
what results from this trial-and-error period is a new beginning, groundwork for the future. those things that tore us apart in the past (it feels like political partisanship here) will soon draw us together into a lasting peace.
even if I don’t win this little contest (and it’s probably way too late in the game to even enter), please remember these things. be the one in your neighborhood who keeps a calm head. if you are a prepper, don’t prep so much with food and weapons as with compassion and open-handedness. there will be people who need that above all. in fact, don’t even wait for my little prediction to come true. do it now! even if I’m completely wrong, do it anyway! the world needs you!

Written By Kim
on December 14th, 2013 @ 6:24 pm

addendum: the disease in question may well be a naturally-occurring one for which the government was desperately trying to find a cure or vaccine. I reiterate the impression of overwhelming sadness rather than anger (at the government or saboteur) here.
also, the mourners that I see seem to be dressed in warm-weather clothes, and there is no snow on the ground that I can see, so I think we’re looking at late spring or early summer for this to occur.

Written By Diane
on December 15th, 2013 @ 10:20 pm

A prominent, key gov’t/political figure will unexpectedly ‘step down’ from his position/office by Aug. Pope’s past, health, rulings will meet with unfavorable public response; come under scrutiny.

Written By rosaria
on December 17th, 2013 @ 11:48 am

Someone will attempt to shoot the pope by February, but will not succeed.

Written By cheryl whalen
on January 11th, 2014 @ 1:20 am

i know i’m too late for 2013..but 2014 will be a doozie..any chance i could get a cut deck at 43 empress unit 20 smiths falls ontario k7a5a1..

in regards to animal activity,vivid dreams and premo good/bad feelings being more hightened

Written By Derrick
on May 3rd, 2014 @ 1:54 pm

No one said anything about Revelations from the bible ending. Which it did so on the 22nd of December; As this is the New Beginning; be prepared for entry into the Diamond Universe; As I am very universal and on that cosmic journey; Mother Nature Spirit wanted me to buy Tarot cards on the 25th; I’ve done over 400 readings since then and they are all on point; in April I came across this book “Tall Dark Stranger” and has given me more insight, but what was really interesting is that the Example Readings in the back remind me of my parents and my friends parents; it’s exactly what they were going through

Written By Lois
on June 27th, 2014 @ 2:54 am

I’m rather disheartened and disappointed in how many of these predictions are wrong, not to mention how many are obviously influenced by pop culture to the point of ridiculous.

Written By Barb
on October 30th, 2014 @ 3:36 am

I think Kim won.

Written By Heather N Nieser
on February 15th, 2015 @ 6:33 am

I predict that global warming will happen june 18,2017 why well the fact that this year winter is taking a break. It’s more like spring in February

Written By Kitty Perry
on August 29th, 2016 @ 3:54 pm

I suggest you all believe we are living in Tierra Santa
Forget the Earth as planet

For All Ascension

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