Donald Trump’s “Quintessence” Profile

These days everyone is a pop psychologist. In the minds of the culturally over-stimulated, every egotistical high-achiever who exhibits the slightest lack of empathy is labeled a "narcissist," and any borderline misfit who ever harbors a dark thought is automatically branded a "sociopath." The fact that few of these assumptions would satisfy the medical definition … Continue reading Donald Trump’s “Quintessence” Profile

Brexit Redux: A “B&B” Reading

The title alludes to "Boris and Brexit," not "bed & breakfast," "bread & butter" or "Benedictine & brandy." My last reading on Brexit was November 26 of last year and it predicted that Theresa May wouldn't have "a chance in Hell" as her "support surges away from her" amid "stubborn divisiveness." For this reading … Continue reading Brexit Redux: A “B&B” Reading

2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate Roll-up

I've completed all of the readings for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination that I intend to do (the rest of the contenders seem too unlikely to bother with), and will now compare the "Grand Quintessence" cards to see who stands out from the pack. Bernie Sanders Grand Quintessence: The Lovers Verdict: He may represent the … Continue reading 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate Roll-up

Donald Trump’s 2020 “Electability Profile” Reading

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 … Continue reading Donald Trump’s 2020 “Electability Profile” Reading

Kirsten Gillibrand’s 2020 “Candidate’s Profile” Reading

Sometimes the tarot is so precise it's uncanny. Gillibrand has built her campaign around a number of women's rights issues, and has made a point of identifying herself as a mom. Wouldn't you know that the Empress - the card signifying the Archetypal Mother - appeared twice in the quintessence section, and the Moon - … Continue reading Kirsten Gillibrand’s 2020 “Candidate’s Profile” Reading

Beto O’Rourke’s 2020 “Candidate’s Profile” Reading

After all of the "sad-sack" readings I've done so far for the 2020 Democratic candidates for President, this one is a little more upbeat. O'Rourke is another declared contender with more than an outside chance of getting the nod from Democratic Convention delegates. Although my observations may read as acknowledged facts, they are only conjecture … Continue reading Beto O’Rourke’s 2020 “Candidate’s Profile” Reading

Pete Buttigieg’s 2020 “Candidate’s Profile” Reading

And now the one everybody has been anticipating . . . . For a candidate who has created so much buzz, this is a decidedly dour sequence until we get to the quintessence cards. The Emperor, indicative of overweening ambition, appears not once but twice, while both the Wheel of Fortune and the Chariot show … Continue reading Pete Buttigieg’s 2020 “Candidate’s Profile” Reading

Cory Booker’s 2020 “Candidate’s Profile” Reading

Another straightforward read here. Cory Booker has also declared his candidacy for the office of President. No Emperor in this spread; maybe Booker and Bernie Sanders are both perceived as more egalitarian. (Note that I said "perceived as;" this is still American politicians we're talking about.) I've also noticed that the Hierophant has appeared in … Continue reading Cory Booker’s 2020 “Candidate’s Profile” Reading