Since he isn’t likely to face a Republican challenger for the Party’s nomination, I decided to focus this reading on Trump’s chances to win re-election as shown by his current credibility with the same constituencies I used for the Democratic candidates. In broad terms, none of this looks very promising for Mr. Trump, although he could still eke (I can hear Democrats saying “Eek!”) out a victory. Trump claims that he can beat any of the current Democratic candidates, but he doesn’t fare any better in tarot terms than the entire field of left-wing opponents, and even worse than some. (And the Democrats rejoice!) It’s notable that eight of the eleven cards for the main reading were reversed, which could spell disaster for Trump or simply mean that, like an oiled wrestler, he will be tough to pin to the mat. As always, this outlook is purely hypothetical, based solely on the testimony in the cards.
In the “Social Quotient” line, it looks like the typical American male voter could desert Trump in droves, like rats escaping a sinking ship. But the reversal could also mean that Trump will “dodge a bullet” with the help of the gun-totin’ Budweiser set. (Death reversed)
The typical American female voter seems to be poised to celebrate something, and with the reversal it probably isn’t four more years of Trump. (3 of Cups reversed)
Youthful voters are preparing to wash their hands of the President. (8 of Cups reversed)
Older voters are dismayed by the prospect of being marginalized by a Trump loss. (Knight of Cups reversed)
The quint card is the Hermit reversed, suggesting that he will become more isolated as the campaign develops.
In the “Policy Quotient” line, both blue-collar and white-collar workers need something fresh in the way of employment policy to inspire them, but there is slim chance they’re going to get it. (Ace of Cups and Ace of Swords reversed)
Foreign interests don’t know which way to turn at this juncture. (8 of Swords)
The money-men are extremely satisfied with Trump’s track record and would love to see it extended. (Empress)
The quint card is the Hermit upright, showing the flip side of isolated impotence. His single-minded, maverick businessman’s wisdom may “shine like a beacon” for the faithful to steer by, and he could emerge upon the summit once again.
In the “Moral Quotient” line, he is likely to sacrifice the confidence of the Religious Right. (King of Cups reversed)
Overall public opinion is that he could be heading for a cliff. The reversal denies him a “fresh start.” (Fool reversed)
The network media resemble Salome waiting for John the Baptist to show up for his beheading. (Queen of Swords)
The quint card is the High Priestess reversed, conveying a very murky outlook. It’s anyone’s guess whether Trump’s ethical missteps will mean his demise.
Because the two instances of the Hermit, one reversed and the other upright, cancel one another out in my method of quint calculation, the Grand Quintessence becomes the High Priestess reversed, which doubles down on the ambiguity in Trump’s forecast. But unless one of the Democratic hopefuls manages to pull away from the rather humdrum pack, Trump may not even have to break a sweat.