Jan 2, 2024 - Culture

A psychic's prediction for Portland this year

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We went to Psychic Sister in search of answers. Photo: Meira Gebel/Axios

Every new year comes with a lot of unknowns, but we reached out to someone who may be able to help.

Driving the news: We went to Psychic Sister to see LC Collins of Vivid Life Tarot who gave us her reading of what's coming for Portland in 2024.

  • We asked Collins for her predictions on the city's new government structure, the next mayor, and how Portlanders can bond amid change.

Here are the highlights:

🔮 What to expect: Collins said 2020 was the year Portland found its voice, but 2024 will be the year it will have to "walk its talk."

  • "Portland has the opportunity to become the 10 of cups," Collins said of the first tarot card pulled, which depicts fortune and unity.

🏛️ On the new government structure: Portlanders will elect 12 new city council members this November, and Collins predicts the group will be full of first-time politicians with "a lot of synergy."

  • "As long as they don't make coalitions over fear, no fear bonding," she said. "Let's not turn our backs on this experiment."
A photo of tarot cards laid out on a circular table with a pair of hands touching the cards.
The tarot cards predicting Portland's future. Photo: Meira Gebel/Axios

👩🏻‍💼 On the next mayor: With Ted Wheeler not seeking reelection, a big personality interested in making drastic changes will take the seat next.

  • Collins senses it's likely to be a woman. (Right now, only three people have announced their intent to run.)

🧑🏽‍🤝‍🧑🏽 On Portland as a community: To "lift the vibration" of the city, Portlanders will need to put aside egos and learn to create belonging by agreeing on shared moral principles.

📈 The bottom line: This year will be a big year for personal growth for Portlanders, but "we will have to build from the ground up," Collins said.

  • "At the end of the day, we will see the value of connecting with people who are really different than you."
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