The Economist’s 2017 prediction is even more blatantly occult than the past issues, here using a tarot spread to drop clues that the Programmers have planned for the upcoming year. It’s fitting, as tarot cards are known as trumps. The term trump card refers to any sort of action, authority, or policy which automatically prevails over all others – an extremely fitting symbolism with the choreographed persona of President Donald Trump, playing the role of the Problem designed to elicit a Reaction in order to necessitate the pre-planned Solution. In this post I’ll decipher the numerology/symbolism and offer two different readings on the tarot spread.
Planet Trump =696. Royalty =696. Rothschild =696 (the Rothschild family owns The Economist). We’ve seen that 6’s are interchangeable with 9’s so this can also be viewed as 666 coding, representing the Beast System of illusory reality.
Planet Trump =48/156. Six-Six-Six =48/156. As Above So Below =48/156. Planet Trump =208. The 28th prime number is 107 and the numbers of all the tarot cards pictured here sum to 107. Agent Orange =107 (Trump’s nickname). Impeachment =107 (a possible symbolic assassination). Bloodlines =107. Death of a President =170. Long Live The King =170. The Royal Family =170. World War Three =170. Vision Quest =170. The 17 coding synched up with the year.
- October 7th is the 280th day, in harmony with Planet Trump =208. That’s 333 days after the Election and 114 days after Trump’s birthday. President of the United States =114. Trump Card =114. Assassin =411.
- The 107th day of 2017 is April 17th. That’s 22 weeks 7 days after the Election, the Pi code of history repeating. The Trump Administration =1722. The 49th prime is 227. Donald J Trump =49.
- July 10th leaves 174 days (like the 17/4 date) and falls exactly 35 weeks after Trump’s election. The reduced form of each of the tarot cards pictured on the cover sum to 35. July 7th is also 3 weeks 3 days after Trump’s birthday. Let’s keep our eyes peeled for these three dates to come.
The World In Twenty Seventeen =119. Donald =119 (elected on 11/9). All-Seeing Eye =119. Master Plan =119. Tarot Cards =119. Death of the Ego =119.
Pictured on the cover is what’s known in Tarot as a Storyboard Spread that reads in a clockwise sequential loop. Card 1: The protagonist of the story. Card 2: The protagonist’s side-kick, a special skill, or an external force that helps the sidekick. Card 3: The main antagonist of the story or an external force that works against the protagonist. Cards 4 & 5: An obstacle faced by the protagonist, a problem that needs to be solved, an unforeseen disaster or negative event, or fight between the protagonist and antagonist. Cards 6 & 7: How the protagonist solves the problem. Card 8: The moral of the story, lessons learned and a view toward the future.
So playing the protagonist in this tarot reading is The Tower, the Establishment, with Trump the Monarch as its tool. The antagonist is The World, mind-controlled through entertainment, or the Internet (as extension of collective consciousness). The conflict between The Tower & The World is the truth like a beacon of light in the darkness which gives rise to protest and civil disobedience (the Star meaning much more cryptic, it reminds me of all the celebrity sacrifices set to continue this year). The Tower then solves this problem with more elections, the endless hamster wheel of one puppet after the other & the illusion of choice, and with virtual reality distractions and fantasies. The moral of the story is Death, not the prettiest view for the future.
- THE TOWER =42. The Royals =42. Freemason =42. Zionism =42. Elitism =42. THE TOWER =322. Military Industrial Complex =322.
- JUDGMENT =94. Donald J Trump =49. Supremacy =49.
- THE WORLD =42/105/111/313/630. Internet =42/105/111/313/630.
- THE HERMIT =47. Worldwide Protests =1470. The President of the United States =147. Major Arcana =147. The Hermit =52/340. Stop TPP =520/304. Truth-Seekers =52.
- THE STAR =28/91. Celebrity Deaths =208. Celebrity Sacrifice =91. Killing Celebrities =91.
- WHEEL OF FORTUNE =1038. Donald Trump =138. Election =38.
- THE MAGICIAN =54/540. Make-Believe =54. Earth is a Hologram =540. Fake News =504.
- DEATH =118. The Assassination of Donald Trump =118.
The Death card represents Change & Transformation. In the Rider Waite deck, the Death card depicts a dead king, his crown fallen to the ground as a priest prays for redemption. There are also twin towers depicted in the background of the original card, as here we see them destroyed in a mushroom cloud (as was also shown on the Economist 2015 Prediction issue).
Another way to view this spread symbolically is that The Tower (protagonist) represents the Ego, the destruction of which comes from some sort of event that precipitates a change in the way we view ourselves. The Judgment card with Trump seated atop the world like a monarch, the cartoonish villain representing all our own base ego drives, is a call to let go of the old paradigms and allow ourselves to be reborn. It’s interesting that the original card depicts the angel Gabriel blowing a trumpet to wake up the mentally dead.
The World card is the force working against the ego: harmony, equality & totality. It reminds us that we take part in creating the world in which we live; that we are not victims of the World – we are co-creators. The Hermit card represents the obstacle for the ego and the problem to be solved. The Hermit unplugs from the World to find himself then returns to illuminate the path by spreading awareness. The Hermit represents meditation which is the enemy of ego.
The Tower =27. The Ego =27. Judgment =122. Karma =122. The World =42. Knowledge =42. Manifest =42. The One =402. The Hermit =47. Meditation =47. Rebellion =47.
The Star card represents the natural intelligence inside each of us, which we reach through the meditative states of the Hermit. It is a card of healing, hope, and love. As this card is shown tilted in the cover spread, perhaps it implies its reversal – false hope or feeling stuck and pessimistic – fitting with the meaning of the obstacle or problem to the ego. It’s interesting that the Moon is depicted on this interpretation of the card, which represents dreams & illusions. The Wheel of Fortune card shows us how the ego solves the problems and overcomes the obstacles as represented by the Hermit & Star – or how we find peace with the contrast between ego & inner wisdom; between fantasy & reality, truth & lies. The Wheel reminds us that life is cyclical and ever-changing, and the only thing we really have control over is our own thoughts.
The Magician card expands on the way in which the ego overcomes the obstacles. He represents creation and the manifestation of will, the virtual reality goggles and 3D printer suggesting that reality is holographic in nature and by recognizing and accepting the illusion, finding the balance between our inner & outer selves, we can co-create the reality of our vision. The Death card represents transformation as the moral to this tarot spread – the journey from ego to enlightenment, as Thelema teaches. It is the death of the old to make way for the new, just as 2016 reduces to 9 and 2017 reduces to 1, the start of a fresh cycle. That which we despise about Trump is a reflection of that which we wish to overcome within ourselves.
The Star =44. Hope =44. Faith =44. Wheel of Fortune =61. God =61. Chi =61. Truth =601. Letting Go =161. The Magician =54. Co-Creators =54. Voice =54. Love =54. Death =64. Change =64. Rebirth =46.
NOTE: Extra-Capsa will finally be making Personal Numerology Readings available within the next couple days, so stay tuned.