The Economist Tarot card Tower and friends turning against each other

Last November I wrote about the annual Economist cover featuring eight Tarot cards. I theorized the card spread, i.e. how the cards were laid out, represented the four quarters of a year, spring, summer, autumn and winter. The first two cards on the left, the Tower and Death, represent spring of 2017. The card on top, Tower is the major aspect, whereas Death represents the minor aspect of the quartal. So far, I think my analysis was accurate on at least some points.

 

The Tower of Dissent

I wrote the following about the 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 [Rachel] Pollack for the Tower is friends turning against you.”

I also suggested the possibility that the far-left and Catholics join forces to fight other Christians. I haven’t seen evidence of this so-far, but I did expound on the notion of friends turning against each other by suggesting that Trump might turn against his supporters.

Last week Trump allegedly fired missiles at Shayrat air base after an alleged gas attack by Assad. This has lead many people to allege that Trump has turned into a neo-con who is going to start a full invasion of Syria. I overused the word “allege” on purpose, as these things are mere allegations that people people tend to make based on questionable information gleaned from the media.

What I have seen so far is more like so-called supporters of Trump are turning on him, such as certain people in the Alt-Right who were raising a toast to Trump a few months ago and saying “Hail Trump”. This is just the most recent example of this backstabbery.

In January of this year, it came out that Mike Enoch of the Right Stuff and Daily Shoah had been tricking his audience as he was married to a fag-hag Jewish woman, and Mike himself might even be a Jew. Naturally a lot of people turned on him, since he has been deceiving them.

In February or early March another controversy arose with the prominent Pizzagate “researcher” David Seaman being revealed as a con man who seemed to be in the business for the “buzz”, which allowed him to make money. A lot of people turned on him.

In the course last few months, although it started already back in late 2016, a controversy has been brewing in the Youtube “Skeptic Community” as some people in the community such as Armoured Skeptic, Shoe0nHead and Mundane Matt had accepted a sponsorship deal from a company called behind an app and a website called Candid. The app is supposed to be an anonymous social media service that resembles Twitter, and there’s an AI that censors offensive material. On top of that the vast majority of the employees of the company have worked for Google, and there are suggestions that the AI employed by Candid is the same as Google’s Jigsaw.

The controversy with Candid arose when these Youtubers who are supposedly pro-free speech and against censorship signed on with this pro-censorship app, moreover they lied about some of their associations with it, and censored people in their Youtube comment section when they tried to talk about it. Once again, a lot of people turned on these people.

The case with all of these people turning on their friends and allies is very much from “neglected and mishandled situations”, therefore it is good that this has happened. People have shed the illusions away.

The Trump situation though is slightly different in my opinion. I don’t think he is a neo-con, but that’s not to say he’s a good guy either. I honestly still don’t know what to think about him. I do think he is an agent of change, real change and not like Obama. Whether the change will be better, worse or neither I don’t know. Yet the people, such as the Alt-Right who are so eager to protest against this man they supposedly supported reveal their duplicitous and opportunistic nature once again.

 

Death Card

The Death card represents that minor aspect of spring on 2017. I noted in my previous article that it represents the four horsemen of the apocalypse: pestilence, war, famine and death. The river in the card is dried with a single fish in it, whereas in the normal Rider-Waite tarot there’s a flowing river that according to Rachel Pollack “signifies the unity of change and eternity”. I commented that I don’t see any change in the Economist’s card. Perhaps the dried river means that the specter of apocalypse hangs over us, but it lacks any actual substance. Recently there have been plenty of hints that a new war will occur: Trump shooting missiles to Syria, China sending 150,000 troops to the border of North Korea, Pyongyang supposedly evacuating 25% of its population, just yesterday US military dropped a MOAB in Afghanistan.

I don’t think any of this means that things will escalate into full-blown World War 3, or the events of the apocalypse, but that they are there to either feed our fears of such a thing happening, or to feed the bloodlust of certain people. This is why the Death card has all of these deadly things happening, but it is only the minor aspect of spring, so we’re only supposed to think about it, not actually experience it.

 

What to Expect?

Assuming that I am correct in my interpretation, what will we see next? The first three months of the year have passed, and we should already be in the second quartal. The cards are Judgement and The Magician.

In the Judgement card Trump is sitting on the world as the king or god of the world. This suggests his dominance. Rachel Pollack’s description on the tarot is ““reality of life has changed”. I expect the claim that Trump has turned neo-con, or that he is being controlled by his daughter Ivanka or Jared Kushner, to be intentional disinfo from the Trump administration. Perhaps we’re about to see Trump’s version of the Night of the Long Knives that he is pretending to show weakness to lure out those who only pretend to be his friends only to destroy them later.

So far, many people seem to think that Trump does not know what he is doing, or that he’s being manipulated by this or that person, but I think that is about to change. He will show his power. Whether it’s good or bad for the rest of us, I do not know, but he will change things.

I don’t know how to expect to see The Magician card to manifest itself in the next few months. The possibilities are too varied.

 

Links:

My earlier stuff on the Economist tarot:

https://concordiaabchao.wordpress.com/2016/11/23/the-economists-2017-tarot-cover-part-1/

https://concordiaabchao.wordpress.com/2016/11/24/the-economists-2017-tarot-cover-part-2/

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