As I have already discussed several times on this blog, trumps 0, 4, 8, 12, 16, and 20 of the Rider-Waite Tarot each correctly predict the winner of the U.S. presidential election in the corresponding year -- 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2020. The 20th trump predicted that Trump would win that election -- which he did, of course, but with the unanticipated twist that a usurping Antipresident was sworn in in his place.
Let's review how this trump unambiguously singles out Donald Trump.
- The angel has Trump's signature orange-blond hair.
- There is a literal trump in the picture.
- The trump has a flag on it. Donald Trump was born on Flag Day, June 14.
- St. George's cross on the flag resembles a red letter T -- red for Republicans, T for Trump.
- The word trump occurs only twice in the King James Bible (1 Cor. 15:52 and 1 Thes. 4:16), and both instances refer to the scene depicted on the card: the dead rising incorruptible at the sound of the trump.
John Opsopaus's version of this trump for his Pythagorean Tarot provides another connection to Trump: the number 45.
In Opsopaus's version of the card -- which Paganizes its Christian subject, in keeping with the "Pythagorean" theme -- the banner of St. George is modified slightly so that it bears a three-by-three square.
The banner also represents the Square of Saturn for, as Kali regularly destroys the world grown corrupt, so also at the end of the Aeon, Saturn will again eat all his children to clear the boards, so to speak, for the new creation. Thus the three-by-three format of the banner represents a magic square of order three, which is known . . . in the West as the Square of Saturn.
This is the Square of Saturn -- the three-by-three magic square.
Opsopaus writes that the Square "has enormous esoteric significance" and is "organized around the key numbers 4 and especially 5." There are 9 squares, which is 4 + 5. The sum of all the numbers in the squares is 45. The numbers in the four red squares add up to 20, which is 4 × 5; so do the numbers in the four white squares. That's three different ways in which this figure suggests the number 45. (The two 20s also suggest the year 2020, with which we have already associated this trump.)
So, in addition to all the Trump-specific features of this card, it also seems to indicate the reelection of the 45th president rather than the election of a new, 46th one.
Opsopaus gives each of his trumps a Latin motto. The one for this card is "Resurgens in arca incubatus," translated by him as, "Arising again, having been incubated in the arc" (sic; it should be ark). Resurgens perhaps suggests reelection generally, but the motto refers not to an uninterrupted continuation of power, but to a restoration after an apparent defeat and a period of dormancy and inactivity. If the usurper is removed in the end, and Trump restored, this would be most appropriate. Both Waite and Opsopaus place the incubatory "ark" in the water; Trump's own period of "incubation" is taking place primarily at a location with the very aquatic name Mar-a-Lago. Opsopaus's misspelled reference to "the arc" may also be significant, as it ties in with the recent sync themes of Joan of Arc and Noah's ark.
There are a number of ways I could deal with the apparent failure of my prediction of a Trump win in 2020. I could admit that it simply failed, either because it was all a meaningless coincidence in the first place or because, thanks to the reality of free will, "whether there be prophecies, they shall fail" (1 Cor. 13:8) -- that the Tarot, like the Redskins Rule, gave accurate predictions until one day it didn't. Or I could say that the Tarot accurately predicted the true winner of the election, the rightful president, not the usurper. What I honestly believe, though, is that the prediction was and is accurate in the most straightforward sense, and that, as impossible as it seems, Trump really will be restored to power before the Fake President has served out a full term, and probably this year. This trump's inherent imagery of restoration after apparent death, of resurgens in arca incubatus, makes me more confident in that interpretation.
As for the delay -- nearly four months and counting -- I think it has been very clarifying. My old attitude -- that 2020 happened under Trump, so Biden couldn't possibly be much worse -- has been categorically refuted. At the same time, any enthusiasm for Trump has been tempered by the confirmation that he's not really on the right side on certain key issues -- that, for instance, his only objection to the ongoing birdemic peck scam is that he's not being given credit for it. The restoration of Trump is a necessary first step, but it's only that. Samson, not David.