Decoding The Economist 2017 Cover

By David Nova

With “The World in 2017” cover, The Economist Magazine demonstrates its occult nature, while revealing the elite’s perspective for the upcoming year, on what they are now calling “Planet Trump.”

By David Nova | From Deus Nexus

For the past several years, decoding the annual cover of The Economist Magazine has become a curious prognostication tool for the alternative media. These strange enigmatic covers are perceived as rare glimpses into the mindset of the elite, their secret plans, their symbolic communication of future events.

This is becoming an annual event for conspiracy analysts & researchers of the occult on a par with ComiCon for the Sci-Fi fans. (Source)

For information on past covers, see the following: The Economist 2015 Cover is Filled With Cryptic Symbols and Dire Predictions and Were the Paris Attacks Predicted on the January Cover of The Economist? and The Economist Magazine 2016 Front Cover: What does it mean? and Secrets Of The Rothschild “The World In 2016” Economist Cover DECODED! and, of course, many Youtube videos.


The Economist belongs to the Economist Group. It is 50% owned by the English branchof the Rothschild family and by the Agnelli family through its holding company Exor. The remaining 50% is held by private investors including the editors and staff. The Rothschilds and the Agnellis are represented on the board of directors.

The Economist takes an editorial stance of classical and economic liberalism which is supportive of free trade, globalisation, free immigration and cultural liberalismThe Economist generally supports free trade, globalisation, and free immigration.

The Economist‘s mission statement … to take part in ‘a severe contest between intelligence, which presses forward, and an unworthy, timid ignorance obstructing our progress.’

Is is possible that The Economist plants false information in their cover art to send us on a wild goose chase? Yes, certainly.

However, we also know that the occult elite are always telegraphing their secret intentions in their media because they have to, because it is part of a Cosmic Contract, gaining our subconscious agreement to permit them to manifest their will on Earth. For example, see evidence of how throughly they telegraphed 9/11 decades before it happened – Hints About 9/11 in the Media Since 1975. The Simpsons also predicted the Presidency of Donald Trump, in 2000.

For 2017, The Economist departs from their typical cartoon-montage of geo-political images, with elite politicians depicted either in color or black & white, perhaps suggesting illuminati membership, and instead presents us with Tarot cards! It doesn’t get much more esoteric than that! And the cover displays a very savvy understanding of Tarot cards – not quite what you would expect from a PR stunt.

What’s more, all of the cards depicted are Major Arcana cards, which means “greater secret knowledge,” also know as “Trump cards.”  Is this a coincidence, or perhaps a play on words? Is Donald Trump their Trump card?

Benjamin Fulford posted a link to the new cover (full size) and offered a layman’s interpretation, yet I doubt Fulford is fluent in the meaning of the Tarot.

I do not claim to be an expert myself, however I have studied the cards in the past, and I’m familiar with their esoteric meaning. (See my post Season of the Serpent: A Hero’s Journey.) The Tarot is useful in understanding the archetypal journey of the incarnated soul though the process of spiritual enlightenment and freedom from the wheel of Karma. The traditional use of the cards is quite positive, however, as with all things esoteric, the occult elite have likely twisted the cards to their own dark spiritual agenda. There are many different decks and styles of Tarot cards, not just the traditional Rider Waite deck. For that reason I’m going to research and reference Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot, because the occult elite seem to worship Crowley’s work (and it will be interesting to see how the interpretation differs from a more traditional reading.)

Quotes are from these sources:


TW2017_Cover_FINALS.inddI’d like to note that no other card in the Tarot has been as dramatically manifested in the history books as The Towercard. The meaning is depicted in the biblical story, the Tower of Babel. The symbolism was enacted with the destruction of the Twin Towers on 9/11, and the resulting political transformation.

It’s also interesting to note that the reverse of 9/11 is 11/9, the day that Hillary Clinton conceded the election to Donald Trump – perhaps the day that the politics of 9/11 will begin to be overturned.

As a side note, the Donald owns his very own “Trump Tower.”

The depiction on The Economist card is particularly bizarre. The Tower seems to represent the Church, and I presume it is the Protestant Reformation Church, recalling my Sunday School education, as represented by what appears to be Martin Luther’s Ninety-Five Thesesposted on he door of All Saints’ Church, Wittenberg.

Does this Tower represent the destruction of modern secular western Christian orthodoxy? Does it represent the downfall of the post-Guttenberg era of an educated middle-class?  I’m not entirely sure. It may be symbolic of New Deal America. However, in the background we see two angry mobs, the duality of a Communist party and a Christian crusade. This could be East vs West. This could be globalists vs nationalists. This could be progressive socialist humanists vs conservative religious Christians. This could be the chaotic divide that Donald Trump, and a wave of nationalism/populism dominos to follow, has and will unleash around the globe.

The Tower is a symbol of endurance and its destruction, an allusion to sudden, maybe shocking realizations that crushes old views and persuasions, maybe the view of the whole world.

This is exactly what happened to establishment politicians, the mainstream media, and liberal voters across America after the election results came in. Bubbles were burst. World views were turned upside down. A lot of irrational fear was the inevitable result.

A cataclysmic force is needed to destroy this fantasy so as to allow us to recognise the powers which surround us. When this happens we must react with hope, letting go of our fears.

The Tower is the catalyst for dramatic change and reconstruction. The question however remains, was this cataclysmic force of Donald Trump’s victory engineered by the PTB? Or was it merely the chain-reaction of an engineered history that must be allowed to play out? Will the public respond with hope or fear? We know that the elite certainly benefit when the public is divided by fear.

So in the positive aspect, this most violent trump will mean that we proceed to learn that losing the old secure fortress of our beliefs will reward us with a major step forward.

Is this a major step forward for the People, or for the Elite? Will the trauma of The Towercard be used to awaken and free mankind from their imprisonment, or will this trauma be used to condition mankind to accept some new form of enslavement? We will have to wait and see.


TW2017_Cover_FINALS.inddWe see an image of Donald Trump sitting atop the world holding a scepter and orb, similar to the crown jewels of the United Kingdom, symbols of the Monarchy. This is odd ornamentation for an American president (related: American Presidential Bloodlines & Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Revealed to Be Distant Cousins).

Indeed, if we did not know this was The Judgment card, we might assume this were The Emperor card. What does this suggest about Donald Trump – that he will rule like a monarch? That he will make himself emperor of the world? This is the liberal, media-driven fear often associated with Trump’s inflated ego.

Many people in the alternative community believe that Trump will reign down Judgment upon the elite and expose the lies and deceptions of the shadow government. The Judgmentcard is all about exposing the shadows and waking up the dead. However the Thoth Tarot deck renames the Judgment card as the Aeon card. 

The Aeon is the symbol for the Rise of Phoenix, it stands for a time of insight, the true understanding of the circle of life, of growing and fading. The card tells us that we should leave our ‘frog perspective’ and watch the things from a higher level, that the time has come to face the new, that we need a good overview to build our ‘Utopia’.

The phrases, Rise of Phoenix, and build our ‘Utopia’ (in quotes) are loaded with New World Order subtext. This description calls for a higher level understanding of events, rather than the ‘frog perspective’ which sits in a pot of increasingly boiling water. Does this perhaps refer to a high level understanding of some greater occult game at play?

In older decks the Aeon is called ‘Judgment’, dealing with resurrection and redemption.

The Thoth deck veers away from the Christian overtones and instead we see the goddess Nuit, a primal sky goddess from the beginning of creation.

The Thoth Aeon card tells the story of Horus, the son of Osiris, who defeats his evil uncle Set, and takes back the rightful throne of Egypt. Thus Horus is seen as a god of redemption. This story was of particular significance to Crowley, who saw the New Age of Aquarius as the coming Age of Horus. Does Trump represent a Horus figure, reenacting the defeat of the ‘dark side’ occult elites (aka the Khazarian mafia) much like the defeat of the Nazis after World War II? Time will tell if this card represents a true Judgment of satanic (Set) elites, or a New Aeon for occult elites.


TW2017_Cover_FINALS.inddThe next sequential card after Judgment, and last card in the Major Arcana is The World card. This is the card of completion and wholeness, of unification and integration. However, the card on the cover of The Economist is an odd design.

We see elements that represent politics, culture, knowledge, the arts, and religions. This might depict a kind of cultural Renaissance. However, the addition of the pyramid adds a hidden esoteric element and suggests a process of global centralization, perhaps a new wold religion.

The Thoth deck renames this card The Universe.

The Universe… is the symbol for the zenith of development – the achieved goal. The work is done or will soon be and we have found our place in life or will soon do so… the Universe becomes the crown and the end. The Death was the rebirth, the Art the beginning of the alchemic work, the Devil the overcoming of restrictions, the Tower the breakdown of the jail. We followed the Star, explored the Moon, found the Sun and watched the Phoenix rise from the ashes. Finally, we touched the Universe.

In this light, the World/Universes card can be interpreted as attainment of the elite dream of New World Order.

In its negative aspect the trump can tell us that we are running after false ideas, that our way leads nowhere, that it is far too early to reach out for the Universe for there’s substantial work that has yet to be done.

Or perhaps it represents the deluded fantasy of attaining the New World Order. Time will tell.


TW2017_Cover_FINALS.inddThe next card actually reinforces the idea that the New World Order card is now a deluded fantasy, and that “substantial work has yet to be done” on the part of the elites.

Here we see a massive populist protest and uprising against the globalists’ trade deals, specifically TTIP, TPP, as well as the EU itself. This is a huge setback for the globalists’ agenda, and we see the elite represented as The Hermitholding the lamp “of Enlightenment” high above on a cliff watching helplessly. Below him the World is broken. The dream is broken.

The Hermit represents retirement from the outside world, introversion into the inner self, listening to the inner voice and caring for the inner self. He requires retreat from any ‘high life’ and loud company, and stands for a time of self-reflection and self-realization.

The Hermit card seems to represent ‘going underground,’ or ‘going into hiding.’ It is the process of going within and learning from one’s mistakes, discovering one’s true inner path. It is also the path of keeping the illumination of enlightenment alive, so to speak.

In its negative aspect, The Hermit could mean being afraid of others or of life. When the retreat turns out to be a runaway, the loneliness can turn into a jail.

This is a very positive interpretation for the liberation of mankind, as it suggests that the occult elite (in whole or in part) are on the run, retreating into their own madness and self-imprisonment.


TW2017_Cover_FINALS.inddWhile the first row of cards seems to sum up the situation for the occult elite, the second row seems to suggest their remaining options.

Anyone who knows the Tarot knows that The Death card seldom represents actual death. However, in this case, on the cover of The Economist, we’re seeing actual death and the depopulation agenda represented. It’s an over-the-top Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse depiction, depicting death, famine, nuclear war, and disease (Zika mosquitoes).

The Death will show that something has ended and something will begin, and doesn’t care if the end is painful and the new beginning welcomed or vice versa. The card implies the need to let something go, and requires the understanding of the circles of life.

This card seems to represent dire threats on behalf of some members of the occult elite, that they will continue to fight to the bitter end. However, I do not believe that they will be allowed to deliver upon these threats.

The negative aspect of the card could plainly mean that we want to keep what we have to give up, that no change is welcomed. In most cases it is just a refusal to understand and accept. It can mean we are scared of loss and also afraid to restart.

The death card may thus be reinterpreted as their acceptance of their situation.


TW2017_Cover_FINALS.inddThe Magician card seems to represent the technological wizardry of the occult elite, one area in which they still have a strong hold over the world, casting their spell upon us. Two aspects of new technology are highlighted in this card – 3D Printing and Virtual Reality.

This card suggests that while new technology such as Free Energy and 3D Printing could revolutionize the world and create great abundance for the masses, Virtual Reality, the new Television, has the potential to blind us, to make us prisoners in a virtual world of endless distractions, and thus enslave us in a new Matrix of virtual technology, Transhumanism, and eventually A.I. This is the real threat to the soul of humanity. (related: Dataists, Transhumanism, and the End of Free Will)

The Magician is usually depicted as a powerful adept, a master of the four elements. He is able to shift events in his favour – to make the World change around him according to his Will.  The Magician knows where to throw the pebble into the pool of the Universe in order to get exactly the ripples he wants. If we choose happiness and joy and put our Will behind them, that is what we can achieve.

Humanity, being for the most part lazy, will joyfully accept this new technology that will satisfy their immediate fast-food need for happiness and instant gratification, their desire for greater distractions from unpleasant realities around them, such as the exposure of darker occult secrets.

The negative side of the card could mean that the free run of energy is blocked, that we can feel the energy but can’t use it. This could mean fear and restlessness, even the fear to go insane. Energy tends to explode when not finding an avenue.

This negative interpretation may yet save us from ourselves and from our technology, as waves of galactic energy bombarding the Earth raise human awareness and human vibration. We must learn how to let this new energy flow through us freely or we will not be able to remain on the planet as it shifts.


TW2017_Cover_FINALS.inddThe images on this card are decidedly political, specifically relating the countries within the EU. Fate still plays a role in the elections to come for Europe in the upcoming year, though they are not favorable to the establishment or the globalists’ agenda.

Today is the result of the past, future will be the sum of past and today, and no matter how accurately we plan, the Wheel of Fortune will mix up light and shadow.

The occult elite are not above sacrificing their own for some ultimate agenda. Greater levels of compartmentalization keep the lower levels in the dark as the wheel turns. They are constantly playing a chess game, sacrificing pawns to advance the movement of other pieces. However, they are not immune to the greater wheel of Universal Karma that turns, nor the spiral of Cosmic Ascension of Divine Consciousness. Holding an entire planet imprisoned at a stationary level of consciousness is not an eternal option, no matter how much you rig the game. Fate intervenes.

Sometimes Fortuna is seen, turning the wheel for all eternity. There are people or animals on the Wheel – some are falling off to be crushed, some are struggling to stay on, while a solitary figure makes no attempt to maintain its position but succeeds anyway. If we struggle against the flow of life, we become those struggling to ascend the Wheel, or even one of those crushed beneath it. However, if we realise our own power to create a beneficial future and then trust in that vision, we shall become the still figure, master of our own universe.


TW2017_Cover_FINALS.inddThe last card is perhaps the most puzzling of the bunch – a collection of 8 pointed stars with the faces of unrecognizable celebrities. Perhaps the occult elite believe their ace card to sway a fickle and unfocused public is the “celebrity endorsement” card. Remember Donald Trump himself is also a ‘reality star’ celebrity.

The meaning of the 8 Pointed Star:

Whereas the seven represents completion of a project, the eight is the continuation that takes you to the next level. In terms of consciousness, the eight takes you to the higher realms that are beyond the natural laws of nature. (source)

There is a sense of incompleteness within the symbolism of this cover, and the 8 pointed stars suggests that this is not the completion of an end goal, but an intermediate step in some greater process.

The Star is also called the ‘Guiding Light’, and is taken as a symbol of the deep realization that the chosen way is the right one, that the end of this way will be a good one, and that there is perfect harmony between the physical feeling and the physical doing.

While Donald Trump may be prematurely considered a ‘Guiding Light’ by the alternative community, the jury is still out. Is this a legitimate new American Revolution unfolding before our eyes, or just another manufactured Civil War meant to divide and conquer? Only time will tell.

In a negative position the Star can tell when there is a mistake in the code, some error in our feeling, that the way we feel so sure about isn’t quite right. This is what makes this trump so kind – even in its most negative aspect it just gives us a gentle warning.

The Star card ultimatly is about learning to trust our own intuition and using our own internal discernment. Thus the gift of the Star card is a greater awakening.


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