ICYMI, aspiring candidates filed their certificates of candidacy (COC) last week for the May 2022 national elections for the presidential, vice presidential, and senatorial seats.
Well, content creator and gamer Ashley Gosiengfiao revealed that she consulted the cards on what would happen to the Philippines if any of the major presidential candidates were to win — and the results were interesting, to say the least.
For those who follow Ashley, you may have known that the gaming creator has also gotten into tarot reading –– she even got certified at Mysterium Philippines, a popular tarot and astrology institution.
What would happen to our country if Isko, Leni, BBM, Pacquiao, or Bato were to become president, according to the Tarot? 🤔— Ashley Gosiengfiao (@ashlili) October 10, 2021
I was just curious what the cards had to say, so please take this with a grain of salt. 🤣
Before scrolling any further, Ashley reminds everyone that, a) This is for entertainment purposes only, and b) No reading is set in stone, so take the results with a grain of salt.
If you’re still curious enough, read on below.
KATUWAAN LANG PO! Not forcing anyone to believe in this hahaha but it IS kinda interesting for the curious mind, wouldn’t you agree? 😁😅— Ashley Gosiengfiao (@ashlili) October 10, 2021
Also, no offense po to the candidates! Nagtanong lang po ako and nabigyan ng sagot. Just a reminder, too, that no reading is set in stone!
First, Ashley did a reading on Manila mayor Isko Moreno, who is running under the Aksyon Demokratiko partylist — dishonesty and disharmony were in the cards, as revealed by 2 of Swords, 4 of Wands (reversed), and Justice (reversed).
In a recent press conference, he called Vice President and opposition candidate Leni Robredo’s leadership “fake” after the latter said that Moreno’s remarks about dictator Ferdinand Marcos were one of the factors that pushed her to seek the presidency.
Now that that’s outta the way, let’s get this party started! Starting with…— Ashley Gosiengfiao (@ashlili) October 10, 2021
ISKO MORENO: Dishonesty and disharmony
2 of Swords, 4 of Wands (rev), Justice (rev) pic.twitter.com/G5mDKqNt4l
Next, Ashley’s reading on Vice President Leni Robredo revealed harmony, recuperation, and averting disaster, according to The Tower (reversed), 2 of Cups, and 9 of Pentacles (reversed). She is touted as the opposition candidate to overturn Duterte’s brand of leadership after having been nominated by broad opposition coalition 1Sambayan, composed of pro-democracy forces across the political spectrum. The VP has also committed to strengthening the pandemic response.
LENI ROBREDO: Harmony, recuperation, and averting disaster— Ashley Gosiengfiao (@ashlili) October 10, 2021
The Tower (rev), 2 of Cups, 9 of Pentacles (rev) pic.twitter.com/VUL2H3d2v1
Ashley pulled 4 of Cups, 2 of Swords, and Wheel of Fortune (reversed) for former senator Bongbong Marcos, son of Ferdinand Marcos, revealing bad luck, karma, and complacency. Marcos Jr. recently came under fire after netizens criticized his recent interview with host-actress Toni Gonzaga, where he glossed over the atrocities of Martial Law.
BONGBONG MARCOS: Bad luck, karma, and complacency— Ashley Gosiengfiao (@ashlili) October 10, 2021
4 of Cups, 2 of Swords, Wheel of Fortune (rev) pic.twitter.com/WYUDkkOZqt
Ashley’s reading on boxing legend and senator Manny Pacquiao revealed that the presidency would be “just another trophy to his name”, based on the 6 of Wands (reversed), Knight of Cups, and Ace of Cups. Pacquiao has recently railed on corruption in the government and was the first presidential bet to file his COC.
MANNY PACQUIAO: Just another trophy to his name— Ashley Gosiengfiao (@ashlili) October 10, 2021
6 of Wands (rev), Knight of Cups, Ace of Cups pic.twitter.com/LqxVdm12m3
Lastly, Ashley’s reading on senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa resulted in the 2 of Wands (reversed), Queen of Swords, and 5 of Swords, suggesting a lack of planning and abuse of power. Dela Rosa showed up to file his COC as the standard-bearer of the PDP-Laban-Cusi faction in an unexpected turn of events, creating speculation that he will withdraw his candidacy for another.
BATO DELA ROSA: Lack of planning and abuse of power. Also, the presence of the Queen of Swords suggests that he will in reality only be second-in-command, and someone more powerful than him will still be dictating his every move. 🤔— Ashley Gosiengfiao (@ashlili) October 10, 2021
2 of Wands (rev), Queen of Swords, 5 of Swords pic.twitter.com/70XhcS2tiZ
Needless to say, the cards probably aren’t the best basis for when you cast your vote in May — a thorough discernment of each candidate’s platforms and track record is essential.
Still, you can’t deny that it’s an entertaining read.