By Ben Sharp
Never has a name in our present time had such an effect on the world. The hysteria that surrounds the new President of America is unprecedented, and even from the other side of the globe can it be felt. The one-sided information/dis-information is blasted in the mainstream media on a daily basis, and it is lapped up, digested, and spat out of the mouths of un-informed and emotionally manipulated people.
I am not writing an article about the pros and cons of this man, as there is enough of this already out there, although strongly weighted to the cons. What I wanted to discuss was the archetypal image that Donald Trump represents in the global consciousness through the medium of the Tarot.
For those who don’t know anything about the Tarot, it is a form of divination that traditionally uses a deck of 78 cards made up of the Minor Arcana, which has a total of 56 cards and has four suits like traditional playing cards, and the Major Arcana which has 21 cards. You will notice that there is one more card that makes up the 78 total cards. This brings us to the ‘Fool’.
The Tarot is said to contain all the secrets of the universe as it represents the archetypal journey that we all go through in life. The very first card in the deck is the Fool. When you look at the number of the fool it is actually zero. The reason for this is that it signifies the soul starting a new journey, but it is usually depicted with the fool stepping off a cliff. This shows that to start a journey one must take a leap of faith not knowing where that step will take you or whether it will be your fall. The other significance of the number zero is that it is the circle. This is a universal symbol of eternity, as well as the cycles of death and rebirth. So the journey of the fool also represents the beginning of a new cycle.
So this brings us to Donald Trump.
In my opinion, on a national and global level, Trump represents the ‘Fool’ card. He has come into the political scene from an outside perspective and has been implementing change which has strongly deviated from the status quo. Or to put it another way, he is undoing the establishment that has been in power up to this point. If you look at the jester in ancient times, which is another name for the fool, you will see that he is an entertainer of the Kingdom and the courts. He can often get away with humiliating the King and Queen without punishment, but what people don’t realize is the fool is privy to the knowledge of the high court. So in actual fact he is acting the fool, and yet is wiser than most.
Donald Trump acts like the fool better than most, but are we underestimating the act for his real purpose? If Trump represents the fool then what is the journey he is taking? I believe we are at a point in time which is heralding a new consciousness. This has been happening for a while and continues, but in order for this to happen things which are outdated or worse, have been hindering the evolution of humanity will have to end. This is where Trump is really digging in. He is showing the world what has been hindering us and who has been at the heart of it.
Whether you love him or hate him, he is having a major impact on the world, which is waking us up to whats wrong with it, and giving us, the people, the opportunity to do something about it. Look at all the movements which are sprouting up due to him.
In the end his purpose has been shown, and it is naive of us to think that one man, or any government is going to save us or bring the change. We are the change. His role is to undo what has been keeping us locked in a zombie state of mind, and to awaken to our own potential to begin our own fool’s journey.