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Predicting Syracuse: Tough, but good year ahead

Morgan reads tarot on the new mayor, Destiny, SU football

The first time Morgan shuffled the Tarot cards for readings to help City Eagle contemplate the prospects for a coming year was 2007. The Transformation card indicated stagnation for the Salt City, she observed, with residents and business using each other as reasons to leave town.

There was hope, however, for Destiny, as she laid out a 3, 5 and 9 of Swords to foretell the need for patience, but a healing and working out for both the city and the developer. But the five-card alignment conjuring the fortunes of the Orange football season found quick dismissal for too much freelancing.

The following year Morgan was grinning before turning over the first card. "The steel is going up," she noted of her right on projection of Destiny's doings. The 2008 emergence of the Prince of Swords upside down indicated even more patience would be required for continued progress. Last year she noted that Destiny's devil would indeed be in the details, and correctly predicted an alum factor would be the major element for SU's gridiron. Her reading of the coming mayor's race was hampered in that only Bea Gonzalez and Alfonso Davis had declared, but the cards showed that many voters would lose interest because the candidates would seem to be saying the same things.

This year Morgan's readings promised significant opportunity for movement on all fronts, especially for new Mayor Stephanie Miner's initial administrative efforts.

And it should be noted that Morgan is experiencing significant movement of her own. This year she sat for City Eagle in her small reading room at Seven Rays Bookstore, which is scheduled to move to Walton Street in Armory Square next month. In previous years she did readings for these pages in her window seat at the Enchanted Bazaar, which recently moved next door to the Dinasour BarBQ on Franklin Street.

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