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Sat Oct 10, 2020, 09:20 AM Oct 2020

Witches Are Trying to Figure Out Whose Spell Gave Trump COVID-19 [View all]

Witches have been casting spells on the president since he was inaugurated. His COVID-19 diagnosis fell on a suspiciously auspicious date.


The news that President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19 was surreal. Given how he has downplayed the danger of the virus, it felt ironic, poetic, or even like some kind of cosmic punishment. For some of the people who have turned to witchcraft and other forms of spirituality during his administration, it was also a moment to reflect on whether a spell you did that caused it.

Obviously, the White House is responsible for hosting a superspreader event because it refuses to take seriously and listen to the science about a virus that has killed more than 200,000 people in the U.S. But Trump's test result also came through on October 1, which happened to be a harvest moon, which is significant to witches for it's symbolism related to the changing of the seasons—think of it as a particularly potent full moon. Don't pat yourself on the back for your full moon ritual just yet, though. A lot of witches have been hexing Trump for a very long time.

The basic reasoning behind the idea that Trump's diagnosis is a result of a witch's hex is the timing. Pamela Grossman, host of The Witch Wave podcast and author of _Waking the Witch: Reflections on Women, Magic and Power, said that the moon itself played a role in the symbolism that made October 1 feel particularly witchy. The President announced his positive test result late on October 1, which is a full moon and also the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox, known as a harvest moon. She said that while many of the rituals that witches have been doing previously have fallen on the new moon, which symbolizes starting a new chapter or a new beginning. She said that the full moon is more about releasing energies and powers that have been growing throughout the waxing of the moon, now that they have reached their full potential.

Could they try again Chainfire Oct 2020 #1
+1 dalton99a Oct 2020 #5
It isn't done yet! niyad Oct 2020 #11
No it is not done yet. MontanaMama Oct 2020 #31
My spells haven't worked. He's still breathing. 58Sunliner Oct 2020 #2
I'm offended by the sexism. Throck Oct 2020 #3
I know a number of male witches who are working on this as well. niyad Oct 2020 #13
I do too. MontanaMama Oct 2020 #30
So very true. As I said in a post below, it is not just him, it is everything and everyone that led niyad Oct 2020 #38
i have a fantasy. I'm a Hybrid .. Vampire Witch. I time travel before 2016 and Bite Trump Trueblue1968 Jun 2021 #44
It was... Hugin Oct 2020 #4
+1 Ferrets are Cool Oct 2020 #10
Not me alone! There are many of us working on this! niyad Oct 2020 #12
! Hugin Oct 2020 #14
Oh, you have NO idea! niyad Oct 2020 #16
One thing I've always admired about wiccans... Hugin Oct 2020 #18
We are indeed! niyad Oct 2020 #19
That was a test. Hugin Oct 2020 #23
Ahhh, but you forget. We have many tools! niyad Oct 2020 #24
One of the advantages of pantheism. Hugin Oct 2020 #28
MMMP BB niyad Oct 2020 #29
Blue moon on Halloween! Rinse and repeat soothsayer Oct 2020 #6
Indeed. Blue moon on Halloween. BComplex Oct 2020 #20
My birthday is the 30th. Devil's night they call it. tavernier Oct 2020 #25
Tax Cheatos! soothsayer Oct 2020 #27
Mine is the 29th. MontanaMama Oct 2020 #32
And an early Happy Birthday to you as well. Magic is indeed afoot! niyad Oct 2020 #40
... Celerity Oct 2020 #34
Well the, an early Very Happy Birthday to you. Cheetos for your cauldron, eh? niyad Oct 2020 #39
Over a very hot fire tavernier Oct 2020 #41
Oh, that will be such fun! niyad Oct 2020 #43
LOL Gothmog Oct 2020 #7
What is that on the ground? . .. Iliyah Oct 2020 #8
A fire niyad Oct 2020 #15
Good try! n/t RKP5637 Oct 2020 #9
Although significant, don't forget that it isn't just him. The entire support system has to go as niyad Oct 2020 #17
I'm in. BComplex Oct 2020 #21
The best time to do binding spells this month Wicked Blue Oct 2020 #22
thank you kpete Oct 2020 #26
The image for this article is from the 1996 movie The Craft. Niagara Oct 2020 #33
Kick! Hekate Oct 2020 #35
Well Alsteen Oct 2020 #36
LOL!!! diva77 Oct 2020 #37
As pointed out earlier, it is not that simple, because it is not just him. He is simply the most niyad Oct 2020 #42
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