The Economist’s 2017 Tarot cover, Part 1

A few days ago the latest cover of the Economist was released. Whenever it happens conspiracy nuts like myself try to analyze what it means. This time the magazine cover is different than usual. Instead of having loads of people standing there, they use Tarot-cards.

Here is the cover:

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I will analyze the first four cards of the picture here, and focus on the four latter cards at a later date.

I had a look of what Rachel Pollack’s Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom has to say each of the Tarot-cards presented on the cover.

 

Tower

The Tower represents upheaval. It may look like an outside force strikes the tower, but it is actually derived from psychological principles. They often result from “neglected and mishandled situations”. One example given by Pollack for the Tower is friends turning against you.

Although those who experience the events of the tower will suffer, it can have positive results such as death of the ego and replacing material comfort for something more important.

How about the Economist’s version of the card? Outside the tower are two groups, Communists and Christians who seem to be demonstrating or opposing the tower somehow. On the tower is also a cross and on the door is a memo. Lightning strikes the tower, and lightning, especially in the shape as shown on the card, is associated with Satanism.

It may seem contradictory at first that Communists and Christians seem to be on the same side against the tower which also bears the cross, but looking at the memo suggests that it represents the Protestants, whereas the Christians behind the tower are probably Catholics as the cross seems like it has a crucified figure on it. Martin Luther hammered his manifesto or “95 Theses” on the door of a chapel, which symbolises the Protestant Reformation. Co-incidentally this event took place in 1517, so next year heralds the 500th anniversary of the event.

I cannot say which sect of Christianity is the correct one, but I can say that the Catholic church as it is today headed by pope Francis, who is a Luciferian New World Order Jesuit, is not a force for good. If the Protestants are their enemies, I cannot help but think they are doing something right. So possibly starting from next year, the far-left and Catholics will start persecuting other Christians. Alternatively it may mean that Christians who are against the New World Order will realize how Satanic the world has become and start activating to fight against the system. Interestingly Donald Trump said in a speech, at a Catholic event that he and Hillary Clinton attended before the election took place, for the need to “stand up to anti-Catholic bias”. Perhaps the aspect of the Tower Tarot with friends turning against you refers to Trump turning against his supporters?

 

Judgement

The next card is Judgement with Trump sitting on the world with a sphere and scepter in his hands. Perhaps it is an attempt to deify Donald Trump as the Bible quotes God saying: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool.”

Rachel Pollack describes the card as relating to eternal truth that frees us from all illusion and fear. Judgement also represents a new existence which is a mystery that we do not quite understand before we experience it. The card implies that the “reality of life has changed”.

I certainly agree that some sort of change has occurred and that we don’t know what will happen before it happens, as most people, myself included, did not believe that Trump would win the election. Whether Trump actually turns out to be the righteous king everyone who supported him was hoping he would be remains to be seen. All I can say is that we should free ourselves of illusion and fear and look at Trump objectively, especially if he starts to renege on his promises.

The card is slightly tilted to the left. I do not know if this means something. The American flag on the world seems to obscure Europe entirely. Possibly it means that this is how things have been for a long time, as the US has been telling the EU what to do, or perhaps Trump’s policies will outshine Europe.

 

The World

Pollack’s explanation on the card is freedom and rapture beyond words. Unconscious known unconsciously. The constant ecstatic dance of being. All very positive things, yet looking at the Economist card does not fill me with optimism. It looks like an interconnected New World Order network. There’s even a pyramid along with two banks? The red and black book looks like an account book, then there’s a painting and the two faces of tregedy and comedy. Is this an assertion of how the global network controls economy, culture and even our emotions?

According to Rachel Pollack the Rider-Waite version of the World has a woman dancing in it, and associates it with the hermaphroditic Shiva. All I see from the Economist’s card is the New World Order getting stronger.

 

The Hermit

Next is the Hermit. Pollack explains that the Hermit goes in two directions, inner and outer. It represents withdrawing from the world to begin the process of activating one’s unconscious, but also represents a teacher to guide others on their way.

On the Economist card the hermit is standing high up on a hill whereas the masses are marching against the TTIP trade pact. I am not sure whether this means that the hermit is guiding the masses with his light, or that he is far away from the masses and trying to seek a more spiritual path. There is also a globe with north America visible. There’s lightning-shaped crack in north-east America. I am not sure whether this symbolizes the social and political upheaval or is a clue of an upcoming earthquake or similar natural disaster.

Perhaps the masses are truly waking up, or perhaps they are as clueless as ever. Maybe fighting against the New World Order on the political level is pointless and you can only see the truth by retreating from society.

 

This is all for now. It’s taken me long enough to write this, and if I try to push until I write about all of them, I’d do a half-assed job. I’ll try to get to the four other cards tomorrow.

 

Links:

Trump: Statement on Standing up against Anti-Catholic Bias : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fI9ubo9jZ8k

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