What Would An Astro Tarologer Tell Donald Trump After His Iowa Defeat?

Despite all polls announcing Trump as the Iowa Caucus winner, he was forced to accept the runner-up position. Going from gold to silver must have hurt his arrogant ego and his political strategy big time. Read the detailed story about Trump personality from the Astro Tarology perspective written before the Iowa Caucus. Let’s now understand Trump’s inner traits presiding to his judgment errors and resulting lessons for his future campaigns. The first four tarot arcana natural sequence will give us the clues. They are (1) the “Magician“, (2) the “High Priestess“, (3) the “Empress” and (4) the “Emperor“.

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To go naturally from the “Magician” (“I. Le Bateleur”) to the “Emperor” (“IIII. L’Empereur”), one has to spent some time with the “High Priestess” (“II. La Papesse”) and the “Empress” (“III. L’Impératrice”). What do those symbolic four sequential archetypes mean for Trump?

Our recent article established why Trump is a natural “Magician” (evidenced by his performances as a businessman, TV shows and name branding), but was questioning his abilities to be an “Emperor” (US President). So far Trump has ignored the “High Priestess” and the “Empress” whom cannot be by-passed and for which he is paying the price in his Iowa defeat.

The “High Priestess” symbolic meaning will be detailed in the next post. She represents the pregnancy time needed to learn and plan a new action, followed by the  “Empress” the charming newborn full of inexperience with endless seductive potentials. Practically, the “High Priestess” evokes the time needed to learn and plan a new action, while the “Empress” needs to establish confidence in her new seduction power.

Trump denied his inexperience as a politician to himself, and his monumental ego blinded his needs (1) to learn and plan politics as an insider and (2) to build his political seduction to charm his followers.

Trump dived enthusiastically in the political arena with neither preparation nor political experience like “The Fool“. If he intends to become President (“The Emperor“), Trump the showman (“The Magician“) must learn right away to plan ahead (“The High Priestess“) and seduce his audience (“The Empress“). With those objectives in mind, he needs to hire immediately (1) a professional team of political and technical experts (“The High Priestess“) as well as (2) political image building consultants (“The Empress“).

No longer on the diving board, Trump is already swimming and learning time is short. He better hire this new team right away and be a quick learner to act and look like a President.

UPDATE

Monday: Trump looses Iowa. Tuesday: Our above post is published. Friday: CNN reports For all of his usual bombast and confidence, Trump has shown moments of introspection post-Iowa, both about himself and his campaign operations. The candidate who has openly boasted about running a non-traditional campaign admitted Tuesday that he “didn’t have much of a ground game” in Iowa, and that he is attempting to be more “understated and statesman-like.”

Almost like if someone had read our post and advised Trump accordingly!!

Women’s Rights In Peril After Cologne New Year’s Eve Attacks

600x600-simone-de-beauvoirNever forget that a political, economical or religious crisis will be enough to challenge women’s rights. These rights are never vested. You must remain vigilant your whole life.
– Simone de Beauvoir

The pill is the common root of the sexual liberation in the 1960s, today’s Western demographic debacle and mass attacks on Cologne women.

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Western countries decline started in the mid-1960s bedrooms. Elementary math shows that to maintain a constant population in a nation, women need to give birth to an average of two children. 25 years later, those two adults will also need to have two new babies and so on from one generation to the next. To be accurate, the stable fertility rate raises from 2.0 to 2.1 to include the fertile women low mortality factor. Below an average fertility rate of 2.1 children per woman, a nation population will decrease.

It is easy to understand that when a country depopulates, its cultural identity, societal values and lifestyle quality will decline. To make bad things even worse, some people are forced to leave their own country to find a comparable life quality elsewhere. Without immigration filling the demographic vacuum, the country would reach a critical depopulation level that would threat its very existence.

The 1960s contraceptive pill introduction resulted in a rapid drop in the fertility rate to levels of 1.3 to 1.6 in the 1970s well below the stable 2.1 level. Immigration started from neighboring countries to reach farther and farther over time. Early emigrants emigrated for economical reasons that has evolved to today’s out-of-control political and religious motives. The pill is now 50 years old and two generations later Western nations are in chaos. Leaders are now left with the challenging task to save their nation’s identity while a fast growing number of radical emigrants are violently imposing their own.

Women in Cologne and elsewhere in the West are scared and rightly so.

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Like hundreds of others, the woman above was sexually assaulted in Cologne on New Year’s Eve. She told the BBC News how she and her friends became surrounded by between 20 and 30 men, who were speaking a foreign language. “They grabbed our arms, pushed our clothes away, and tried to get between our legs.”  In those circumstances any woman or man would feel scared, powerless and traumatized.

The authorities were irrelevant during that night and are still looking the other way today. As medias were censured, true reports were very limited. When questioned about a women security advice, Henriette Reker the Mayor of Cologne answered: “Keep an arm length distance with people you don’t trust.” Yeah, now women in Cologne know what to do the next time they will be attacked by thousands of inebriated men threatening their lives !!!

These type of attacks in Cologne also happened at the same time in many other German cities and also in Sweden, Finland, Austria and Switzerland. This simultaneity indicates that all events were orchestrated in order to provoke an act of war declaration similar to November 13 in France. Paris was a mass murder perpetrated by outside criminals and Cologne is just the beginning of mass violence by locally imported terrorists gangs. To add insult to injury, German laws protect the criminals from expulsion. Such as after September 11 in the US, life in France, Germany and most other European countries will never be the same.

We are not consulted on world’s affairs, but we can take care of our own life and those of our loved ones. This post has not for object to analyze the economical or socio-political implications, but how to address Western women legitimate personal worries. Common sense and truthful awareness can help making meaningful decisions in the new unsafe context.

What can a Cologne woman do to face this new threat in her daily life?

What options does a worried woman currently living in Cologne have today? While most have no other choice than continuing to live in that unsafe city (group 1), some are already planning to move to a safer place (group 2) and others don’t know what to do (group 3).

For people in group 1, common sense recommends to minimize the risks. At least, they should avoid dangerous public places, carry a mace pepper spay at all time, attend self-defense classes, stick with friends, anticipate imminent danger, run away before it is too late, join a neighborhood watch group, etc… and anticipate a surprise reaction to buy time if confronted with an unexpected assault.

What can women in group 3 do to make a meaningful life decision?

Anticipating the growing threat of Nazi Germany, Einstein moved from Germany to the US in 1933. Similarly today, women in group 2 have decided to leave and rightly so. While women in group 3 are seeing the growing danger and have the means to leave to a safer destination, they are torn between two fears: the risk of local danger (status quo) and the risk of the unknown (change). Understanding the fears’ roots is the first step and where to go the second. Those two steps are subjective and will vary from one person to another.

How can the Fool help to gain awareness about the dilemma between status quo and change?

Each symbol in a tarot arcana will invoke endless number of subjective interpretations. In our learning so far, we only became acquainted with the Fool tarot arcana. Let’s use his symbolic meaning  to help with the fear awareness. Astrological techniques such as Astro-Locality or Astro-Carto-Graphy will then help about the future location. Below is how those two steps would unfold and how Astro Tarology will make their synthesis.

Let’s illustrate how the inner Traveling Fool works with an example. Erasmus (1466-1536) was a Dutch Renaissance humanist. During his life, a terrible pest epidemic occurred and he survived by traveling from one safe city to the next. Had he not listened to his inner Fool, the world might have lost prematurely a great thinker.

While the querent (in this case a worried woman in Cologne) has always the option to consult with a professional Astrologer or Tarologer, Astro Tarology primary teaching is about gaining self-awareness by learning our subjective inner language. So, a self-enquiring querent consulting her inner Fool would first read about the Fool symbolism and then train her five extra-sensorial senses (emotion, intuition, inspiration, imagination and consciousness) with the Fool awareness exercises over and over. Not only those fun and easy exercises will relieve the tension but also will help clarifying the inner dilemma.

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Like the familiar powerful Joker, the inner Fool holds endless life potentials. Always ready for changes, he will advise you to overcome your fears by offering you an actual protection of mythological dimension. Trusting your inner Fool is trusting Dionysos. Following the Fool’s advice is the opposite of a rational decision. You must give priority to your inner voice and make a leap of faith. Changes will bring opportunities worth much more than the status quo. Your life will become happier and more meaningful.

The Cologne woman inner and outer lives are unique. Her subjective inner Fool revelations will have to be considered in her tangible life context (money, health, family, work, friends, etc…). Her inner subjective perception and outer practical decision will be hers only.

Astro-Carto-Graphy map to address the relocation destination

Below is how an Astro-Carto-Graphy map looks like based on one’s person birth data.

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Each person has a natal chart (not presented) based on the place and time of birth. However, if that person was born at the same time in another world location, the same planetary positions would have been oriented differently as they would relate to a different horizon.

The above curves refer to the meaningful planets angular positions for every possible world locations at the same birth time. In future posts, we will detail more about practical interpretations, but for now the following summary chart will hint to what kind of life the native will find by moving to a certain planetary line location. Practically, this tool is used in reverse as querents will rather seek where to move in order to find the kind of life they are looking for.1275x1650-planetary-directionsQuerents subjective insights, their outer life context and planetary destinations will be combined in individual synthesis. This is what Astro Tarology is all about.

00 – The Traveling FOOL

953x946-tree-pirogueEvery person is torn between two needs. (1) The need of the Pirogue which symbolizes the travel, the tearing from one’s inner self and (2) The need of the Tree which is that of the roots, of the identity. Thus people are constantly wandering between these two needs, yielding sometimes to one and sometimes to the other … until they understand that it is with the Tree that one produces the Pirogue.
– Melanesian myth from the island of Vanuatu

PART 1 – SYMBOLISM

With his unlimited amount of energy and freedom, the Fool is ready to travel anywhere on the spur-of-the-moment.

The 78 arcana (cards) of a Tarot deck represent our life journey from our incarnation on earth to our spiritualization in the sky. The ubiquitous Fool mirrors all life potentials inside each of us. Let’s expand on the Fool’s four different arcana mentioned in the post about the Tarot cards introduction (there is also a navigation bar on the bottom if needed.)

Tarot de Marseille (TDM)

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We indicated previously that to each of the Fool’s four body parts corresponds one of the four human life spheres. Now, to each sphere let’s also attach an element and a color. (1) Material: earth/green, (2) Emotional: water/blue, (3) Creative: fire/red and (4) Intellectual: air/yellow. Note that the water element is celestial like the clouds and fire is terrestrial like the volcanoes.

The entire TDM Tarot deck contains 11 different colors, each with its own symbolic meaning. Number of those colors appear in the Fool arcana, but for now we will focus on the blue sky color. Blue refers to our emotional life (receptivity) and the blue sky –its more subtle version– symbolizes our receptive emotions at the celestial (sky) level.

The Fool arcana shows that the blue sky color is present in each of his four body parts and appears only once in each. (1) Head/intellectual: shoulder stick that separates the head from his body (humans are only intellectual animals), (2) Heart/emotional: wide open sleeves (“he wears his heart on his sleeve”), (3) Guts/creative: a dog pushes a “fig leave”, implying the Fool’s artistic-sexual creations and (4) Feet/material: the soil color changes to blue sky (conscious awakening) as he walks.

To reach a higher awareness level, the TDM Fool needs to open his heart to the celestial level in all four life spheres (material, emotional, creative, intellectual).

Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot (RWS)

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With his head looking up in the sky, the RWS Fool appears more like a careless dreamer. Both the TDM and the RWS Fools carry a small bag (representing all their belongings as they are detached from material goods and don’t need much to travel) on a stick on their shoulder.

While the TDM Fool walks on solid ground (realist), holds the stick with his left hand (receptive) and looks to our right (the future), the RWS Fool walks on the edge of a cliff (idealist), holds the stick with his right hand (active) and looks to our left (the past).

Both costumes are very different too, with colorful accessories (rich potentials) in the TDM and flowers (innocence) in the RSW. The dog symbolizes our animal instincts. While the TDM dog pushes the Fool to move ahead (future), the RWS dog warns the Fool not to (imminent danger.)

The white rose in the Fool’s hand is a symbol of purity and the red feather on his cap represents his vitality. The white sun (pure consciousness) in the yellow (intelligence) sky (spiritual) is in the top right corner (the beacon is the farther possible in the arcana = long journey).

To reach a higher awareness level, the RWS Fool needs to rely on his purity and innocence in order to trade security for freedom.

Mythic Tarot (MT)

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In the MT, the Fool looks like an irresponsible young boy wearing animal skins (primitive instincts) coming out of a cave (the past) and about to jump over a cliff (the unknown). The rising sun (consciousness) on the horizon is far away (at the end of a very long path). The stones on the ground indicate that he his about to leave the material world (security) behind him while jumping in the air (freedom).

In the MT mythological deck, the Fool correlates to Dionysos whose existence was complicated even before he was born. His mother Semele was a mortal princess who got pregnant by none other than Zeus, the god of gods himself. Hera, Zeus’ wife was furious of her husband infidelity and planned to kill the pregnant mother and her baby. Hera succeeded in killing Semele, but the unborn child was saved by Zeus who pursued the pregnancy by having the fetus implanted in his thigh. The magic surgeon was non other than Hermes, another son of Zeus born out of wedlock. Finally Dionysos was born, which did not stop Hera’s anger who still wanted him dead. She almost succeeded but again Zeus saved Dionysos heart that was used to revived him in Hades (Zeus brother) underground where his wife Persephone became a surrogate mother delivering Dionysos with a second birth (the Twice-Born, Dionysos became the god of light and ecstasy.) Hera was still mad and forced him to wander endlessly in the world, but Zeus got the last word by inducting Dionysos as a full fledged god sitting in the Olympus at the right hand of his father.

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Dionysos brought the gift wine to mankind as well as the spiritual redemption for those willing to renounce to their power and material possessions. Dionysos symbolic wine always implies the danger of the unknown. With the deity protection, his altered state of mind will lead him to a higher consciousness level. However, without protection he could have fallen into foolishness. Taking a chance to live a more fuller life is uncertain but well worth taking the risk.

The eagle (royal bird) in the MT Fool arcana refers to Zeus protection. The horns symbolize Dionysos animal instincts while the flower crown his divine vineyard.

To reach a higher awareness level, the MT Fool needs to trust his animal instincts and follow his intuitive impulses.

Symbolon Tarot (ST)

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The ST card now shows a colorful Jester walking happily on his initiation path towards a yellow thunderbolt (consciousness) far away in the mountains.  Like in the TDM and RWS, the ST Fool carries a stick on his shoulder with a bag at its end, though with a puppet of a king (his deflated ego) hanging out. The path is bordered with rocks (“rocky road”) and flowers (pleasure). Like the TDM Fool he walks with a cane (support) to strengthen his determination and self-confidence.

In the ST astrologic deck, the Fool is associated with the zodiac sign of Aquarius (freedom and humanism) and its ruling planet Uranus (originality and revolution). Both astrological glyphs appear on the Arcana corners. Both Uranus and Aquarius require impulse and determination to act in order to embark in a new beginning on the journey of life. The path leads to a small isolated village which can be interpreted as the emerging Age of Aquarius (unity of science and art as well as a more humane life paradigm).

990x510-aquariusA preview of the Age of Aquarius new paradigm can be illustrated by Michael Tellinger idealist Ubuntu Planet project. He sees a world where people do not live divided in fear of each other but rather live in united communities that thrive in abundance on all levels. He travels the world evangelizing his vision. Click to purchase his book.

To reach a higher awareness level, the ST Fool needs to free itself from habits in order to tap in its limitless potentials.

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Though the ST deck of contains also 78 illustrated cards, it is more an oracle deck of cards than a Tarot deck. We included those ST cards in this presentation because of their psycho-astrologic roots. The celestial bodies in the Astro Tarology original mandala “The Flower Of Life” also follow astrological connections, but is in a completely unique structure. Details are developed in a post about Kabbalah, Astrology and Tarot.

In Astro Tarology mandala the “Flower Of Life” the Fool act as an astrological mediator between the planet Earth (terrestrial body) and the Moon (celestial mind) paralleling Dionysos material-spiritual ambiguity (cave and eagle).

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In a summary, we can say that to reach a higher awareness level, the Fool needs to (1) open his heart to the celestial level in all four life spheres (material, emotional, creative, intellectual), (2) rely on his purity and innocence in order to trade security for freedom, (3) trust his animal instincts and follow his intuitive impulses and (4) free itself from habits in order to tap in its limitless potentials.

As a practical simple advice, your inner Fool recommends that you follow your instincts and move on with a fresh beginning.

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Astro Tarology & Tarot Cards

400x400-eliphas-levyA prisoner devoid of books, had he only a Tarot of which he knew how to make use, could in a few years acquire a universal science, and converse with an unequalled doctrine and inexhaustible eloquence.
– Eliphas Levi

The tarot deck is an expanded version of the regular playing cards

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The classic tarot deck contains 78 cards (also called arcana) divided in 22 majors + 56 minors (four suits of 14 arcana). Each suit is then subdivided in four honors (Page, Queen, King, Knight) and 10 numbered arcana (also called pips). Unlike the regular playing cards, we see that (1) the tarot deck includes 22 major arcana and (2) each suit has four honors (added Knight) instead of three. Both decks have in common the same 52-card structure.

The Fool is just like the playing cards Joker

Similar to the familiar Joker card, the Fool can replace or combine with any other arcana. The Fool is sometimes treated as the first or sometimes as the last of the 22 major arcana. We see the Fool more as the first step of the his journey, but able to occupy any position from 1 to 22 during the journey. Below are four Fool arcana examples selected from four of the 1000+ tarot decks.

Tarot de Marseille – Created in 1760 by Nicolas Conver – Renovated in 1997 by Alexandro Jodorowsky (Author), Philippe Camoin (Author)

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In the Tarot of Marseille, the Fool is named by “Le Mat”. For now, let’s just observe the Fool’s three horizontal lines (the sky blue stick holding his bag, the yellow belt and his costume yellow bottom edge).

Those lines divide the Fool’s body in four parts: head, heart, guts and legs. Those body parts correspond to the four vital human spheres: intellectual, emotional, creative and material. These four life areas leading to the spiritual sphere will frequently be referred to in different context.

Rider-Waite Tarot – Created in 1909 by Arthur Edward Waite (Author), Pamela Colman Smith (Illustrator), Rider (Publisher) – Revised in 1971

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Unlike the previous arcana where the Fool  was walking on solid ground, we now see the Fool looking to the sky walking carelessly towards a cliff. The dog in the previous arcana pushes the Fool to move forward as this dog warns the Fool of an imminent danger.

Both Fools carry a stick with a small bag but this one holds it with his right hand while the other on the left. Those symbols meanings will be explored in details in the next post.

Mythic Tarot – Created in 1996 and revised in 2011 by Juliet Sharman-Burke (Author), Liz Greene (Author), Giovanni Caselli (Illustrator)

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The Fool here is walking over the cliff in a leap of faith by moving from the known to the unknown. The Mythic Tarot associates each arcana with a figure of the Greek mythology. In this case, the Fool is associated to Dionysos the eternally traveling semi-god. Let’s observe that his hair is intertwined with a pair of horn and a crown of leaves. The horns relate to Semele his human mother and the crown to Zeus his divine father. More details about myth, symbols and meanings to come in the next post.

Symbolon Tarot – Created in 1993 by Peter Orban (Creator), Ingrid Zinnel (Creator), Thea Weller (Creator)

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Here we have a more traditional Jester walking happily on a safe path.

The Symbolon Tarot associates each arcana with astrological planets and zodiacal signs. In this case, the Fool is associated with Aquarius and Uranus its ruler, which symbolize a journey towards freedom and humanism.

The Fool is now walking on the path to the Age of Aquarius.

In the first card post, we will analyze each of those four Fool arcana in detail followed by a set of practical exercises. You will have the opportunity to increase your awareness by (1) expressing your emotions via your inner child coloring, (2) awakening your intuition using symbolic observation, (3) stimulating your inspiration with the Internet, (4) involving your active imagination using a Carl Jung creative technique and (5) increasing your level of consciousness with personal memories and reflections.

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

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Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
– Martin Luther King Jr.

Welcome to Astro Tarology, your new community about searching your true and beautiful inner light.

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We all have the ability to improve our existence at any time. No prior knowledge is needed to start your path to a higher level of awareness. Put any preconceived ideas about astrology and tarot on a hanger. Open your heart as this community will change your life forever. You will gain greater insights about your true personality and destiny, live in a more relaxed frame of mind and enjoy new happy feelings of well-being.

1124x1124-darknessLet’s face it we are living in a troubled world. For quite some time now, politicians, mainstream medias and online blogs have been manipulating our fear, anger, ignorance, hate and darkness. None of them ever talked about the blue sky after the storm. This is about to change. This blog will offer another lighting by focusing on the search for the light, now and in the future, around us and inside of us.

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To progress safely on the path to awareness, we need a roadmap. This is where astrology and tarology are coming in. Both disciplines are complementing each other. Astrology gives us insights about our personality at the moment of birth and tarology deals with our life issues at the present moment. Stay receptive as this blog will slowly introduce you to the basics.

All along politicians and medias have been encouraging us to trade some of our true freedom for fake security, dragging us progressively into collective delusion. Time has come to open our eyes. Reevaluating accumulated lies will take time. One of the most difficult thing in life is to let go of the wrongs we believe to be true. This blog will progress with easy steps on the slow path to a higher consciousness.

1124x1124-lightWe will discover how to increase our awareness and change fear into security, anger into freedom, ignorance into knowledge, hate into love and darkness into light. All posts will include a basic overview followed by practical exercises to uncover symbolic stories as perceived by our inner child’s imagination.

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The next post will introduce the tarot cards and meet the Fool which is similar to the Joker in a regular deck of playing cards. The Fool is the impulsive traveler in the outer and inner world. Attach your seat belt and let your imagination follow the Fool in you. You are about to embark on the most exciting initiation journey of your life.