At the time of writing, US President Donald Trump has come crashing down with social media Twitter after they started to fact-check some of his tweets. Twitter has long been Trump’s favourite news platform after turning his back on most media. He sometimes sends up to 100 tweets a day, which are read by his 80 million followers. Many of the president’s tweets have been controversial. With a trade war with China and a conflict with China due to the CORVID-19 pandemic, the starting point for a presidential election is dramatic. Trump is probably a president who can split people’s opinion about him, both in the United States and in other countries.
On November 3 this year, there is presidential election and it is tempting to ask the question: “Will Donald Trump be re-elected US President?” To answer the question, besides using ordinary playing cards, I have chosen to get a second opinion from the Italian cards La Vera Sibilla Italiana. Before starting the interpretation of the spreads, I would like to emphasize that I have tried to interpret the cards as objectively as possible. I have no personal interest in whether Trump wins or not and I have no favourite answer.
The attentive reader will probably have already noticed that the King of Hearts appears in both spreads, placed in the same position as the card number two read from the left. The King of Hearts represents President Trump in both spreads.
But let us start with the playing cards. The Ace of Spades starts the spread and it is the only one of the four aces that can indicate both an ending and a new beginning. Being the first card, the Ace of Spades strikes a dramatic tone. It is a fate of choice for the United States. The King of Hearts indicates a man who is more controlled by his emotions than his reason, but one should not underestimate him. Positioned after the Ace of Spades, he is recovering his powers after much resistance. He wants to win the election at all costs, and he works best in headwinds.
The card in the middle, which is the heart of the spread, is extremely interesting. The card symbolizes the right hand and to do the right thing and being just. The 5 of Hearts points to the oath passed by the US Presidents at their inauguration: “I solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.” The ritual is carried out by the incoming President raising his right hand and with his left hand on the Bible, giving the above oath. As a rule, you end with the words: “So help me God”. It is precisely this ritual that the 5 of Hearts indicates. The subsequent 4 of Clubs almost seals this oath’s words: “… preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States”
The 7 of Diamonds walls or closes the spread. It carries the greatest weight. The card may have multiple meanings, but the classic one is that one’s efforts are rewarded and recognized. Often in the context of financial investment. There is something chance based about the card, as the card can show that you take chances in risky areas and often get lucky from it.
Will Trump be re-elected as President of the United States? With a preponderance of red cards and with the Ace of Spades, the 5 of Hearts and the 7 of Clubs in the dominant positions in the spread, the answer must be a yes – Trump will be re-elected. But and there is a “but” because if the luck in the 7 of Clubs disappears for Trump, the card could indicate chaos both financially and socially in the wake of the election.
Let us look at the Italian cards.
As mentioned earlier, Trump is shown by King of Hearts (Gran Signore). The 3 of Spades (Il Vedovo) which initiates the spread, together with Gran Signore, tells of a president who gradually loses support, isolates himself more and more and who may conflict with his surroundings. At the heart of the spread we find the Ace of Clubs (Imeneo). This card shows an agreement between two parties, an official contract. A contract between the incoming president and the American people. The subsequent card, the 2 of Spades (La Vecchia Signora) can be a difficult card to interpret. She will often indicate that a slow change is happening, and that time is running out for natural reasons. She mirrors Trump and shows an older man who may be about to be influenced more and more by his age. By lying to the right of Imeneo, it could also be suggested that the presidential election may not be held as planned and must be postponed. The 8 of Spades (Disperato per gelosia) walls the spread and it casts a dark shadow over the entire spread. The card alerts difficult times and difficult problems. The presidential election can create an unpleasant atmosphere of gossip and deception. With the 8 of Spades as the last card suggests a societal situation that can develop into a crisis, both financially and socially. A development that can get out of control.
However, even with an overweight of the difficult spades and with a spread ending with one of the most difficult cards, I have to conclude, however, that Trump will be re-elected President of the United States. The Italian cards are, in my opinion, at wavelength with the playing cards.
Posted May 30, 2020
Shown cards: Ciel de France, Miro Company, Paris 1950
Sibilla Originale del 1890, Ed. il Meneghello, Milan 1999