"Please remember, this is a typical dysfunctional family scenario - we are trying to trust and believe, but Trump is like a dry drunk, abusive parent... we start to get hooked in again, we try to trust. Then he changes & zow, pop, zing we're knocked off kilter again. Don't forget! This guy is not functional, reliable or kind. Don't keep waiting for him to be."
Who among us has not been in some type of relationship - family, work, lover - with someone of this description and been bamboozled thus ? America has been abused by the father/patriarchy so long, they were willing to overlook his nature, or emulate it, directing their anger at the mother (Hillary), instead. Well, half of America, anyway. Those dueling siblings in 'the cradle of the best and of the worst.' And don't forget Hillary directing her anger at Bill towards Trump, during the campaign.
In Tarot, arcanum 5 (henceforth what I will be referring to the 22 majors as), The Pope or 'Papa' is Jupiter the spiritual father, head of the holy family. In 15, we see his shadow side, the imposter. As a father, he might be the control freak, trickster, or abuser who rules with fear or manipulation, rather than love (arcanum 6). Or maybe it's a tough kind of love, a soul contract to work off karmic debt. Sometimes Lucifer (or Saturn) loves us most, in this respect, though it is hard to comprehend, at the time. 'Fear father', instead of 'fire father'.
Ya, I know the word 'karma' gets thrown around a lot and may sound flaky, but I don't know how else to put it - every action has it's reaction that reverberates through the ages and through the relationships we are drawn into.
Like many others, I was desperately clinging to that glimmer of humility witnessed, coming from Trump, during his acceptance speech. And I still believe he was genuinely touched, at that moment. But a leopard doesn't change it's spots. Now he has "appeared to soften" on certain stances, according to some hopeful, news articles. Why ? Because he has signed soul contracts with some very disturbed men, to hold his shadow for him, so he can appear human.
That Bannon guy be all like, "Shadow ? bring it on ! I love shadow !" With a Hades Moon sq Sun, Saturn in Scorpio, Capricorn North Node, he is likely emotionally frozen/wounded, has parental abuse issues (and is himself an abuser). He considers himself to be a hero (he is a war vet), but is fighting his own demons externally. And being a Sagittarius means he believes his own, ideological horseshit to be God's word. That's just my impression from a glace at his chart, backed up with a quick internet scan, but he certainly seems to be the most controversial pick of the lot, judging from the reaction to his appointment.
This type of soul contract was exactly the kind of relationship of our ex-Prime Minister Harper had with Rob Ford, the now deceased mayor of Toronto. Every time Harper pulled some awful, right-wing shit, Ford would suddenly make headlines for going berzerk in a crack house or in a restaurant or even the House of Commons, making a big, buffoonery distraction. Ford was not actually a sinister man, but he was a 'vacant' Gemini, and they seem compelled to take on rolls, be it in the theatre or otherwise, or both. Vacant (as in, not in his body), because he had a drug and alcohol problem, which spiraled out of control the more Harper's monsters grew. In the end, Ford managed to crawl to rehab and rip up their contract, which is when he found out he had cancer. When entities are inhabiting a body, it can take all kinds of abuse, without getting ill. His illness was actually a sign that he was free.
But I digress...
Old Tarocchi and prehistoric, giant Scorpion fossil - fixity.There's a cautionary tale that is shared by may cultures, with different variations.
This is the famous, Aesop Fable version:
The Scorpion and the Frog A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The frog asks, "How do I know you won't sting me?" The scorpion says, "Because if I do, I will die too." The frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream, the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they both will drown, but has just enough time to gasp "Why?" Replies the scorpion: "Its my nature..."
IT'S HIS NATURE.
Then there's this story about Frogs that rode a Snake.
Or if you prefer, the famous Twilight Zone episode by Charles Beaumont, called 'The Howling Man',
In which the imprisoned Devil, greatest trickster of them all, fools a man into releasing him.
(Sorry, entire episode not available, but you'll get the drift).
Point being, once again, not to get duped by all the Mercurial energy flying around the White House, alias the Nut House, alias the House of Mirrors, right now. Trump, Pence, Guiliani and Gingrich are all Geminis ! That's just mental, literally. Swords galore.
L to R: Rudy, Newt, Mike and the DonGuiliani appears to still be suffering badly from PTSD from 9-11. I know he's da Family, but wouldn't a peaceful rest at a sanitorium in upstate NY be more compassionate ? Pence is triple Gemini with Venus and Mars conjunct, Lilith in Taurus. I mean, Christopher Lee was triple Gemini and he was one of the sexiest villains that ever walked...ONTO A MOVIE SCREEN. This guy is playing for reals and his sexuality is a bit tied up at the moment. The only place he's well-hung is at the back of the closet. No wonder his first mission is to squash gay rights. Again - projecting the dysfunctional outward.
My sorry attempt at humour (with a 'u', I'm Canadian), in these dark times.
You can't conquer hate with more hate, but it does not mean you stop fighting oppression. The toxins have been drawn up to the surface... in a Mercurial sense, like cures like, and Trump is a homeopathic remedy. But some deep conditions will start creating symptoms and even illness along the way to healing. And admittedly, he might not be watered down enough to be truly homeopathic !
Here's an important article, 'What to do About Trump ?'
Swords in Tarot represent mental and actual obstacles, fear, battles. Use them wisely, to cut through all these, with a clear mind, like in this scene from Kurosawa's masterpiece, 'The Seven Samurai'.
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