Donald Trump astrology

Donald Trump astrological update: The “Will He Quit?” edition

If you haven’t already done so, you will probably want to read my profile of Mr. Trump from last year here.  Please note that this post is for astrological interest only and is not intended to disparage.)

The presidency of Donald Trump is now well underway, and it has been an interesting one.  Mr. Trump recently admitted that being President is harder than he thought it would be. As I wrote in my earlier post, Mr. Trump’s chart has Mars in Leo right on the Leo ascendant, a powerful influence that reflects his need to shine in the spotlight and be admired..  Mars is the planet of aggression and independence – Mars does not like to be thwarted or regulated and neither does Mr. Trump.

We would expect someone with Trump’s supreme confidence to have a strong Jupiter component, and we see that Jupiter (planet of good luck and self-righteousness) in the 2nd house of money in a harmonious trine to the Sun.  This trine of Jupiter to the Sun tends to bestow a sense of having been chosen by the gods – there is a tendency towards luck and the kind of success that comes from an abundance of positive thinking.  His Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius Moon helps to cement that super-confidence into a belief system that is virtually unshakeable.

However, there are no planets in earth elements in Trump’s birth chart which would help to ground him and give him a practical sense of moving through the world.  He is all fire and air – energy, enthusiasm and ideas.

One tool that astrologers use for forecasting is the progressed chart which shows how the individual is progressing through time.  In Trump’s progressed chart, the Midheaven (career and public life) is moving towards an alignment with Saturn (tests and challenges).  This influence causes an individual to look more seriously on their life and desire to take on a greater role with more authority – however, there are challenges to be met with Saturn involved.

Click here for chart.  Beginning in December and January Saturn began a cycle affecting other areas of his chart as well, triggering the Full Moon lunar eclipse in his chart which challenges all of his ideas of who he thinks he is.  The Full Moon personality tends to be larger than life, and because that dynamic is also an eclipse there is an unmasking of the emotions that can be difficult to manage. This Saturn cycle will last throughout 2017.

Beginning in May we will see (and are already seeing) a shakeup (Uranus) in the relationships and alliances (Venus) that Trump has surrounded himself with.  At the same time, harmonious aspects to Mars (aggression) enhances his boldness and desire to act swiftly and without much aforethought although the influence of Saturn will frustrate his efforts to act freely.

I don’t really see anything in these planetary cycles to suggest that the frustration will become severe enough to cause him to quit the presidency.  If he does survive this first year, a challenging square from Saturn (frustration) to Neptune (confusion) will erode his confidence and clarity and make it difficult to find a clear path.  This planetary cycle is usually accompanied by a recommendation not to make major decisions, but of course this will not be possible for the president of the United States.

Let’s not forget that the US Pluto Return will begin in 2020-2021 (just a few short years away), and talk of a constitutional crisis is not surprising.  Pluto cycles tend to bring about intense change and the collapse of systems together with the re-emergence of new ones.  The changes that are occurring in the US political system are merely a harbinger of those changes still to come.

 

 

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By | 2017-05-22T21:10:11+00:00 May 12th, 2017|People, Politics|9 Comments

Jupiter square Pluto: The Press vs Autocrat

CNNYesterday President Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer banned CNN and the New York Times from the daily press briefings.  Trump has long had a contentious relationship with the mainstream media that he calls “fake news,” and his communications staff coined the term “alternative facts” to describe claims that do not fit the traditional definition of “true.”

Jupiter presides over the communication of shared ideas and is associated with journalism and the press as well as religion, theology and philosophy.  Pluto is the planet of power, as well as destruction and regeneration.  Capricorn’s realm is the material world, and with Pluto in the sign of Capricorn since 2008, it has been systematically destroying and regenerating the structures of society (Capricorn) including governments, corporations, schools, and even social institutions such as marriage and family.  The consolidation of power in certain strata of individuals and certain corporations has also been evident.

Jupiter is now in a challenging aspect to Pluto, which is still in conflict with the rebellious force of Uranus and as I wrote the other day Mars is involved now too.  Mars, a faster moving planet, tends to trigger larger cycles and the conflict between the current administration, which unabashedly seeks a consolidation of power in the Presidency (Pluto in Capricorn), and the press (Jupiter) has become inflamed (Mars).  This government seeks autonomy and independence (Uranus in Aries) and shows a pronounced disdain for traditional government/press relations anyway, so the astrological climate is pushing everything to a fevered peak.

Mars will soon move away so I expect there to be a temporary resolution, but the larger planetary cycle will continue until the fall as Jupiter retrogrades away from the square to Pluto in the early summer but comes back for one more climax in late summer.

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By | 2017-02-25T07:28:09+00:00 February 25th, 2017|Politics|6 Comments

US Inauguration astrology and the Donald Trump update

2017 inaugurationDonald J. Trump will be inaugurated as President of the United States on January 20th at 12:00 pm, Washington DC.  The astrological chart for the inauguration is the chart for the presidency, so let’s take a look.

Inauguration Chart astrology

The Sun is in the first degree of Aquarius, the sign of freedom and social justice as well as radical behavior and revolution from the past, and it sits in the 10th house of highest aspiration, so this is a very favorable indication of the success of the presidency.  The chart has no planets in retrograde motion which is extremely rare – this suggests that there will not be a lot of looking back into the past for reflection but instead events will unfold rather quickly.

Inauguration chart - click to enlarge

Inauguration chart – click to enlarge

The Moon is in Scorpio which is all about dominance and who has more power than whom, but it is well aspected with a trine to Pallas (wisdom), Neptune (spirit) and Venus (attraction), all in Pisces to soften the Scorpionic intensity.  The Moon is in the 6th house where it’s all about getting things done, which is a nice place for it.

The 11th house is packed with a stellium of planets in Pisces which is not a great sign for political advantage.  Pisces is dreamy and mystical and often too concerned with lofty matters to be very practical or realistic.  The Venus/Neptune conjunction in Pisces makes it difficult to know who our allies are and whether they can be trusted, especially in the 11th house of shared goals.  Chiron (emotional wounds) is packed in there between Venus (allies) and Mars (aggression) which suggests what we are all suspecting – that Trump’s emotional reactivity will stimulate an aggressive response (Chiron/Mars) to threaten alliances with other nations (Venus, all in the 11th house).

The conjunction of Eris (discord) and Uranus (rebellion) that I wrote about here is still in effect and the unpredictability of the global political landscape continues through this year.  Eris and Uranus are opposite Jupiter (good fortune and luck) which would normally amplify and intensify the potential chaos of Eris/Uranus, but Jupiter is in a rather fortunate placement in Libra and in the 6th house of obligation where it will help to forge new and unexpected alliances.  However, a square from expansive Jupiter to Pluto (power and death) suggests that the exertion of power and power struggles will be a hallmark of this presidency.

Donald Trump astrological update

Donald Trump’s astrological chart (see this earlier article for a detailed profile) shows that he is in the beginning of quite a few major cycles – a few challenging ones involving Saturn (tests and restriction) and lots of Jupiter (good luck and expansion) including his Jupiter return and a harmonious trine from Jupiter to his Sun (Self), both supremely fortunate cycles.  Under the Jupiter influence he has the potential to achieve success and the opening of doors of opportunity.  Under the Saturn influence he will be blocked and challenged which with his personality will be frustrating and potentially depressing.

We like to think about Jupiter as being happy and always wonderful, but in a personality like Trump the expansive influence and added confidence of Jupiter can make an extreme personality even more extreme.  Jupiter cycles are often present in the charts of criminals, bestowing the confidence and sense of well being that unleashes their repressed madness.  I’m certainly not saying that Trump will become a mad criminal under the influence of Jupiter, but it is certain to expand his already narcissistic and bombastic personality rather than temper it.  The repression of Saturn will likely be experienced as coming from outside him rather than inside, because he is not an introspective individual.

There is always a chance that the Presidential office will transform the man, and he will step up to the majesty of his responsibilities and utilize his positive planetary cycles for the good of the nation rather than utilize them for himself, just as he has utilized other resources throughout his business life.

 

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By | 2017-02-01T11:49:39+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Politics|12 Comments

Apparently I did predict the election outcome

election predictionA reader reminded me about what I wrote about Donald Trump back in June:

Astrologers often cast a chart for the moment that the Sun returns to its place at birth in order to get a picture of an individual’s coming year.  Trump’s Solar Return chart shows an extremely fortunate conjunction of the Sun and Venus, with Venus bestowing blessings of attraction and success.  Uranus, the disrupter, sits at the Midheaven of the Return chart, threatening to create havoc and suggesting that some sort of reversal is still possible [emphasis added].

The upcoming planetary cycles affecting Trump’s chart are overwhelmingly favorable. Jupiter is the planet which open the doors of opportunity and often bestows confidence and good luck, and Trump has a number of Jupiter cycles beginning in August and extending into the election season.

The opportunities presented by Jupiter are sometimes unexpected.  If as some say Trump never really wanted to be President, Jupiter could release him from the race and he could lose.  And because the confidence bestowed by Jupiter can make us complacent, there is always the danger that like the hare who raced against the tortoise, the hare could become overconfident and lose the race that way [this almost happened!].

Some astrologers such as this one have attempted to predict failure for the Trump candidacy by pointing out the transit of Saturn, the planet of challenge and frustration, to Trump’s Sun and Moon.  Unfortunately for Trump haters, Saturn doesn’t get involved in the astrological picture until well after the election.

This post generated some unhappy comments from readers necessitating this disclaimer which I added to the post:

Already I have received many emails begging me for more negative information on Trump’s planetary cycles.  Trust me folks, I have looked for it.  I just report the astrological news, I don’t make it!!

 

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By | 2016-11-15T08:02:19+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Politics|3 Comments

The US has an illness, and this election is the symptom

An explicit recording of Donald Trump’s misogynistic sexual harassment was just released last night, threatening to torpedo the halfhearted support of Trump’s Republican colleagues while creating very little stir among his passionate supporters.

Portions of this article appeared in earlier posts. The Sagittarius ascendant in the US chart reflects the expansive tendency of the American empire which is probably the single thing that will be its undoing.  Like other empires before it, the expansion of the national identity (Sagittarius ascendant) through ideas like “Manifest Destiny” which inspired pioneers to trek across the undeveloped terrain and do battle with the native peoples and Mexicans and Canadians who were already living on the land. . . .

Since Pluto entered the contracting sign of Capricorn, however, the cracks in the foundation have become more evident. Pluto deals with issues of compulsion and use and misuse of power, and in the US chart Pluto lives in the second house of money.  You can read more about that here, but the hunger for money and resources combined with the relentless urge to continually expand the national identity (Sagittarius rising) is not a good combination for a sound economic policy.

Since 2014 Pluto has been no more than two degrees from an exact opposition (stressful aspect) to the Sun in the US chart.  (Geeky astrological detail: because Saturn squares the US Sun, Pluto is also transiting in square to US Saturn which applies even more pressure.) The candidacy of Donald Trump with his openly expressed xenophobia has opened the door to the dark Plutonic realms of the US citizenry.  His campaign rallies have resembled WWE spectacles more than political events.  Racists of all flavors and types feel ennobled to express their views which have long been hidden under a guise of respectability.

This, my friends, is Pluto in action.  Trump didn’t cause this to happen – together with Pluto, he opened the door to the circles of hell and the demons began to emerge from the underground of the US psyche.

The connection between the chart of Donald Trump and the US chart is revealing, especially where the female archetype (the Moon) is concerned.  Trump’s Mars (aggressive machismo)  is exactly opposite the US Moon, and the US Mars is exactly conjunct Trump’s Sun (Self) opposite Trump’s Moon (which you may remember is a Full Moon and an eclipse and thus already highly charged with emotional intensity).  This dynamic is explosive and keeps things stirred up as we have certainly seen in this election cycle.

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By | 2016-11-01T12:55:16+00:00 October 8th, 2016|Politics|28 Comments
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