Abel Tesfaye better known as The Weeknd, is one of the hottest R&B artists on the planet, with A-listers like Beyoncé and Bono queuing up to collaborate with him. Notoriously shy, he’s only recently stepped into the limelight as a result of his high-profile girlfriends (more about those later). The award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter brings his Starboy: Legend of the Fall World Tour to The O2 this week (March 7 and 8). Intrigued by the man of mystery, we happily cast his runes to find out what’s behind the façade.
Despite giving the impression he is shy, the Starboy hitmaker can be a real charmer using both words (you’ve heard his songs) and gestures (he likes to give gifts of dogs) to win over the ladies. The cards show the bedroom is an extension of his personality, where he enjoys the pursuit of excellence and can be surprisingly versatile and creative. Our guides say it’s no coincidence one of his tracks features on Fifty Shades of Grey!
The cards indicate that love comes fast but can leave even faster – just ask the beautiful Bella Hadid. Within weeks of breaking up with the teen supermodel whom he’d been dating for almost two years, the Grammy Award-winning artist was smooching with new squeeze Kill Em With Kindness songstress Selena Gomez.
To win Abel’s heart the cards show one needs to be more than just a pretty face. Our Abel likes his women to be interesting, with something to say, and often something to hide. Being able to deal with this chap’s foibles and eccentricities is also very much required if any relationship is to go the distance. Is SelAbel in for the long haul? Our Witch Twitch isn’t convinced, with the runes indicating in the long term Miss Gomez may be a little too clingy for the free-spirited Mr Tesfaye.
Scratch The Surface
Rarely giving interviews, preferring to let his music do the talking, there’s an air of mystery about The Weeknd. But, the cards suggest that’s exactly how he’s cultivated it. Our guides say he’s of the opinion less is more until the right time to reveal all. Abel is a true visionary who has the ability to grasp and action far-reaching concepts. A creative free thinker, the 27-year-old doesn’t allow others to manipulate or guide him. This boy has known where he was going – and how he was going to get there – from the moment he heard Michael Jackson’s Dirty Diana. Our Witch Twitch says there’s no more hiding now, though; the myth is about to become a legend - which is exactly in the Toronto Grand Master’s plan. Drake who?
The dizzying alternative R&B talent is under the influence of The Magician who as a guide creates the power to manifest dreams. Under this influence, the Ethiopian born has been transformed from a high school drop-out into a global star. The Magician helps those he mentors to enjoy all of the abundance life has to offer by empowering them with the ability to focus on their goals. He bestows them with charm, too, lots of it so that Abel will always get what he wants without it being too much of a challenge. However, our Witch Twitch warns the artist to not abuse these gifts as the shadow side of the Magician can lead to the misuse of power and the manipulation of those closest. Use your power wisely, young Padawan.
The Future Looks Bright
Already being compared to his inspirations Michael Jackson and Prince the high flying vocalist is in the ascendant. His music is no longer on the sidelines, crossing smoothly into the mainstream. The cards show he’s very much a brand now, with his own label, pop hits and even a designer clothing line for H&M (pictured above). It’s only the beginning. There’s a lot more to come, with collaborations across a number of eclectic platforms, with a diverse range of artists and performers.
However, there’s another much deeper layer to The Hills singer. Our guides say Abel has a social conscience, too. He’s a humanitarian, philanthropic and interested in making a difference. The cards suggest he knows he has a life purpose and it’s all part of the “deal”. The future shows him championing many causes and using his celebrity status to make a real impact. Our Witch Twitch says continue to believe, and the world will be a better place. The Weeknd starts here!
Widely considered to be one of the greatest boxers of all time, undefeated as a professional and a champion in five different weight classes, Floyd Mayweather Jr is a sporting legend. Now retired and heading the lucrative Mayweather Promotions, the 40-year-old lives the life of a playboy, with $695million in the bank, a fleet of fast cars, a private jet to fly him to exotic locales and the ubiquitous string of model girlfriends to keep him warm at night.
The superstar rolls into indigo at The O2 on Monday (March 6) with his Floyd Mayweather Undefeated Tour, an evening spent sharing insight into the boxer’s career. We thought we’d take our own unique look by casting the ringmeister’s runes…
Pretty Boy was always destined to fight. Dealt a tough hand of cards as a little one – his mother was a heroin addict, his father a drug dealer - our guides say Floyd understood very early on that he would have to literally fight his way out of his circumstances. Growing up, he could have chosen to walk the same path as many of those around him but once those gloves were on as a seven-year-old kid, there was no stopping him. Arguably the best defensive boxer the sport has ever known and the most accurate puncher, Floyd discovered his calling.
The cards reveal there’s a lot more to come from the champ but there are no more seconds out. Our Witch Twitch says the father-of-four deserves his rewards but needs to remember he is a role model and should use his celebrity platform wisely.
Scratch The Surface
Under the tough exterior, the pugilist prodigy has a heart of gold and will do anything to help those in need. The cards show he loves nothing better than to lavish gifts on those around him. He’s fuelled by his past. Life hasn’t always been easy for this kid so our guides say he’s going to make sure that those he loves will never endure such hardship.
Despite the hype and swagger, the tarot reveals Floyd often puts others first, neglecting his own needs and wellbeing. This can cause him to become mentally fatigued which very often results in poor decision making. Our Witch Twitch says the showman doesn’t always need to play the Big I Am and should look more closely at those who are givers, not takers.
Friends and Relationships
The outspoken superstar makes friends easily, from all backgrounds, including the likes of A-listers Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé and Jay Z. The Tarot shows that people gravitate to his orbit, drawn to it because of his warmth, infectious enthusiasm and lust for life – plus, of course, the trappings that come with hanging out with one of the world’s highest paid sportsman. “Money” as he’s known to his crew picks up the cheques, thinks nothing of jetting his pals around the world and likes to gift a few presents like, say, a $350,000 Hublot Laferrari.
There’s plenty of women, too. But, our guides say, this is where things for the five-weight world champion go a little awry. It’s all a bit hit and miss. He tends to express his emotions strongly at times resulting in a rather troubling history of domestic violence. The cards show this is a man who falls in love easily but its passions burn out quickly. Our Witch Twitch says Floyd needs to eschew surface types and seek what lies within. A relationship with a more mature, career woman is how and when Floyd will find the peace and true happiness he seeks.
The tarot shows the Las Vegas super fly guy fears being in a rut which may lead to him making rash decisions. He’s worked hard to be the best and doesn’t want to be forgotten or left behind. The runes show he would be well advised to channel his talents into a different arena, a career in politics or publishing is well starred.
Our Witch Twitch forsees a need to watch those around him because not all of them are the real deal or want what’s best for the undefeated champion. Floyd needs to safeguard his legacy, remember who he is and what he’s achieved. He's destined to come out of retirement. Could it be against Conor McGregor (pictured above)? It is in the glove-covered hands of the boxing god.
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