A Tarot Reading For The Trump Presidency

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In just a few short days, we’re getting a new president. And he is one who is unlike any other we’ve ever had.

He’ll be coming into office at a time when the country seems to be more divided than ever. What might we expect after the inauguration has passed? How might we find unity? (And as some are wondering: Is it even possible?)

But, before we get ahead of ourselves, let's consult the cards. Read ahead to learn what's in store for the inauguration, Trump's first 100 days in office, and his presidency overall. You may be surprised to learn what lies ahead.

Interested in a more general overview for the year? Check out our tarot reading for 2017 here.
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The inauguration: Two of Cups

Here, two people come together in a toast, a sign that the ceremony will bring people from both sides of the political spectrum together. Even if only for one night, there will be unity and an appearance of healing. Temporary truces will be made, and some may do their best to reach across the aisle in a gesture of good will. This is a day in which the government has an opportunity to restore hope for those in the American public who may have lost it.
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The first 100 days of Trump's presidency: Five of Wands

This is the card of conflict, so that initial peace of the inauguration will be a distant memory on day one. The next 100 days will find the Trump administration with an ambitious agenda — one that it may push through, regardless of what the opposition may put up. Resistance and struggle will make this a combative period. Expect a lot of aggression from both sides.
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The overall tone of Trump's presidency: The Moon

Uncertainty, illusion, and fear. Things are not what they seem, and both sides may feel somewhat shocked by what they actually get. We’re all in for some rude wake-up calls, as things that are done in the dark get revealed and outside influences continue to create confusion and danger.

While this may sound negative, know this: We’re getting a chance to explore our shadow side as a country. There is a darkness present that needs to be healed, and often we need a catalyst to bring it out into the light of day. This presidency may do just that. While it’s possible that we may go through some dark days, we also have the opportunity to root out the core issues and begin healing on a deeper level. It won’t be easy for us — or the new president. But if we are going to thrive as a country, we need to heal and that only can happen when we face the shadow.
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What we can do: Six of Swords

This is the card of regretful transition. Some people may be having deep regrets as they watch what unfolds. Others may feel that they are no longer welcome here. We must begin by recognizing that we are all in this boat together. Every single one of us must work together and coexist, no matter what our differences may be. While we may not be able to change who is in charge, we all have a duty to take care of each other and hold our government accountable. Which means if you don’t like the way things are going, make waves. Remember: Even a small stone can make a big ripple.

In the words of our outgoing president, Barack Obama: "If something needs fixing, lace up your shoes and do some organizing. If you’re disappointed by your elected officials, grab a clipboard, get some signatures, and run for office yourself. Show up. Dive in. Persevere."
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