Will the current ‘intrigue’ regarding Trump and Russia ‘bring him down’?images

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SUMMARY

YES & NO – although clearly Mr Trump has ‘enemies’ (secret or otherwise) in regards to this ‘intrigue’ –  enemies who are far stronger than is he – it remains unclear whether they will (or even whether they will try to) damage his reputation enough to ‘bring him down’.

Having said that, Mr Trump is most definitely on a collision course of some sort vis a vis his relationship with Russia. Expect ‘conflict’ (could even be an outright war) within approximately five months and that such conflict could lead to Trump’s ‘self-undoing’ and/or resignation.

Despite not being a fan of Mr Trump, after working with this chart I believe that in regards to his dealings with Russia, Trump is probably acting from strong personal conviction that he is doing the right thing. This is the case regardless whether his behaviour in the matter is appropriate, much less moral. Trump feels that he has the ‘divine’ right to ‘reform’ or ‘correct’ certain situations.

In addition, as unsavoury as some of the reports have suggested might be this ‘intrigue’, it is difficult to argue that somehow it will not turn out for the best (albeit whether or not it all turns out well for Trump, personally, remains to be seen).

Finally, expect that when all is said and done, Trump’s Russian intrigue will have had something to do with women.

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ANALYSIS:

  1. 10th house represents the president – and because Taurus is on the cusp, its ruler, russian-intrigueVenus, represents Trump.
  2. 9th house is Trump’s 12th house of ‘undoing’, ‘secret enemies’, and ‘resignation’. It is also the chart’s house representing foreign lands and their affairs. Because Aries is on the cusp of this house, its ruler, Mars, represents not only Russia, but also all matters of serious affliction for Trump.
  3. NOTE also that because Trump’s 7th house (the 4th house of this chart) has Scorpio on its cusp, Mars also represents Trump’s ‘open’ enemies.
  4. Venus (Trump) is quite weak in detriment (Aries), cadent, and out of SECT.
  5. Mars is stronger in its sign of ruler-ship, Aries, although it too is cadent and out of SECT.
  6. Not only is Venus (Trump) already in the 12th house of ‘undoing’ (and also in Russia’s back pocket), but it is make an applying (5 degree) aspect to conjunct with Mars. This conjunction brings Trump and the path of his ‘undoing’ together in such a way that suggests complete cooperation (whether for ill or gain).
  7. Russia, Trump, and and Trump’s enemies (secret or not) are hence coming together in what promises to be an explosive and fiery ‘conflict’ – Aries (cardinal fire) is a most martial sign. However, based on the movements of the Moon (see point 11, below), it is likely this conflict will somehow all work out for the best in the end (the final aspect made by the Moon is a comfortable Trine with the Sun).
  8. Several fixed stars making close aspect to this chart’s Venus (Trump) reinforce this martial theme:
    • Facies (constellation of Sagittarius) – is the ‘eye of the archer’ and itself associated with warriors, wars, and violent death. It also suggests that Trump is so driven in regards to this situation that he is ‘blind’ to its dangers. Note that in his natal chart, Trump’s Mercury is also in opposition with Facies. A near-sighted archer is not good news.
    • Mirzam (constellation of Canis Major) – carries an important message of some sort. Note that in his natal chart, Trump’s Mercury is also conjunct Mirzam. This message is of great personal importance to Trump.
    • Alhena (constellation of Gemini) – is associated with winning at all costs (arrogance implied) – Trump feels that he has the ‘divine’ right to ‘reform’ or ‘correct’ a certain situation.
    • North & South Asellus (constellation of Cancer) – again associations with ‘blindness’ as well as piled up corpses and wars.
    • Aldebaran (constellation of Taurus) – a great royal star connected with warrior kings (MARS) greatness is a real possibility but only if certain moral challenges are met re: integrity and purity of thoughts and dealings. HONOUR that can’t last.
  9. Several Arabic Parts also make close aspects to this chart’s Venus (Trump) that reinforce this theme of conflict leading to danger & destruction.
    • Ability, Abundance, Commerce, Danger, Debt, Fate, Divorce, Destruction, Genius, Fascination, Imprisonment, Luck, Secret Enemies, and Victory.
  10. Several Arabic Parts also make close aspect to Trump’s natal planets further reinforcing this theme:
    • Mars – Bad Luck, Catastrophe, Destiny, Fortune, Unusual Events
    • Venus – Secret Enemies, Accidents, Armies, Catastrophe, Destiny, Divorce
    • Sun – Lovers, Fame, Eccentricity, Beneficial Change
    • Mercury – Benevolence, Corruptness, Damage, Fascination
    • Moon – Beneficial Change, Controversy, Eccentricity, Lovers
    • Jupiter – Action, Administrators, Bankruptcy, Success, Suicide, Victory
    • Saturn – Catastrophe, Divorce
  11. As the Moon is the overall symbol of how events play out (past, present, future), we look to the Moon (10 Libra) in this chart and the aspects that it has and will make:
    • Last aspect made – opposition to Venus – unfavourable – all women/love concerns s/b approached with caution
    • Next – Quincunx to Neptune – confusion and unrealistic dreams
    • Next – Trine to Mercury – messages and communication – good for business but NOT for signing contracts/agreements
    • Next aspect – Opposition to Mars – unfavourable for all new ventures including friendships and dealings with women.
    • Next – Square with Pluto – dirty dealings, manipulation.
    • Next – Conjunction with Jupiter – lawyers and professionals – a little bit of luck especially with foreign persons?!
    • Next – Opposition with Uranus – emotional anxiety – breaks, accidents, separations, sudden/unpredictable awakenings – possible divorce.
    • Next – Sextile with Saturn – bad for love affairs and friendships with women, obstacles, limitations, loss, and restrictions.
    • FINAL – Trine with Sun – good for new ventures, influencing important people and seeking advancement, life force, health, and last but not least, success.

Out of the blue, Ms P has announced her intention marry another woman in June of this year.

Her family have asked whether this ‘unconventional’ marriage is in Ms P’s best interest?

SUMMARY – In the shorter term, perhaps not – at least in the sense that for the next couple of years, this relationship is likely to be a source of considerable tension for Ms P both domestically and economically. However, if Ms P rises to the occasion during her upcoming Saturn return and addresses her priorities in a realistic and adult manner, she has the opportunity to redefine her life in such a way that will be supportive both of her own future as well as that of her unconventional marriage.

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transitsANALYSIS – Undoubtedly Ms P is a clever lass. She has a quick mind and is highly intuitive (natal Mercury in Gemini in opposition to Uranus). Even though her flashes of brilliance might be interspersed with periods of dreaminess and/or, to be frank, just plain laziness, at the end of the day, Ms P is generally a sensible person.

The problem is that when it comes to love – Ms P is NOT always sensible.

With her Moon (Pisces) conjunct Mars, on all matters emotional Ms P has the tendency to be hot-blooded, easily excitable and self-absorbed. Not only that, but Ms P has an inherent need to break relationship ‘rules’ just for show (natal Venus opposition Uranus). At a minimum, because she has such a pressing need to remain spontaneous and ‘free’, her relationships will have tended to be ‘off and on’, characterised by abrupt beginnings and endings.

A more serious problem, however, is her Mars in Pisces. As the agent for action and drive,  Mars should actively assert itself to get what it wants/needs. But in Pisces, Mars can rarely – if ever – do that. Instead, Mars in Pisces seethes in silence while on the surface it ‘goes with the flow’. This leaves Ms P often feeling not only frustrated, but also guilty. With Pluto trine her Mars, however, Ms does eventually get what she wants. Mars trine Pluto is not only highly strategic but also perfectly happy out-waiting and outwitting others. The only problem is that with this aspect, covert manipulation runs both ways.

RE: her upcoming marriage, Ms P’s immediate future is challenging:2016-sr

  • Her solar return (SR) for 2016/17 features Mercury (1st house) opposition Mars (7th house) suggesting at best, a clouded understanding of her real situation. Not only that but with her SR Sun conjunct SR Venus in the 2nd house opposing her SR Saturn in the 8th, she can expect testing times regarding shared finances/debts as well as perhaps even problems with an inheritance. SR Moon (3rd house) sextile SR Uranus (12th house) suggests ‘mixed messages’ and/or even perhaps that she is ‘of two minds’ in regards to her upcoming marriage.
  • Solar return (SR) 2017/18 doesn’t look much better. Although SR Sun (11th house) trine SR Jupiter (4th house) indicates a happy expansion of Ms P’s future hopes and dreams, that SR Jupiter is in difficult quincunx aspect to Neptune (9th house)– suggesting her hopes/dreams regarding her domestic situation (4th house) is out of sync with reality. Finally, her SR Venus conjunct SR Uranus in her very public 10th house suggests that in large part, she will in large part define herself by her unconventional marriage.2017-sr

RE: in the longer term – we can only hope that Ms P will take advantage of her first Saturn return during 2017-18 to consolidate her life in a way that allows for her new relationship to flourish. Saturn is all about what we are building in our lives and this first Saturn return is a big test as to whether what she’s building will fly in the real  world.

  • Earlier in 2017, prior to her Saturn, Ms P will undergo transiting Saturn (1) in opposition to her Venus (relationship tested and finances under stress) and (2) in opposition to her Mercury (feeling pessimistic and misunderstood). During this time (May – Nov 2017), these two transits will highlight Ms P’s unrealistic plans re: relationship, finances, and all forms of communication.41wejl7knl-_sy344_bo1204203200_
  • Also prior to her Saturn return,  Ms P will undergo transiting Jupiter square her Ascendant – during which time both her career and her new family will highlight new pressures that she won’t have expected.
  • However uncomfortable, these three transits are good preparation for that upcoming Saturn return – which, because it falls in her 6th house, suggests that Ms P must not only rearrange her priorities but also better organise both her time and energy else health issues could well become a problem in the future. Luckily, because Ms P’s natal Moon is sextile Saturn, if she puts her mind to it she should have no real trouble becoming more orderly, disciplined, and grounded in a way that well supports her emotional attachments.

eclipseOn 21 August 2017, a total solar eclipse (28 Leo 52) darkens the United States from Oregon to South Carolina.unknown

What might we expect to happen?

Star lore associated with Leo offers interesting clues:

  • Heroes (Gilgamesh, Oedipus, Orion) wrestling with lions,
  • Courage, invincibility, command and power,
  • Kings and leaders,
  • Fire – hot/dry – fingers get burnt,
  • Dramatic, craves attention,
  • Quick anger, spare diplomacy.

It that’s not enough, transiting Uranus (28 Aries 23 – retrograde) is also closely tied in with this. Uranus disrupts everything that it touches. It is a lightening bolt from the blue. Serious change in any direction and on a major scale.

Both the eclipse and transiting Uranus will make close aspects to Mr Trump’s natal Mars (26 Leo 47). This will be a power surge – provoking a crisis of some sort. Whether for good or evil, we can’t know in advance. But we do know that the effect of the eclipse can be felt for as long as six months prior and one year afterwards.trump

We also know that with his natal Mars in Leo, Trump’s ego is tied up with action such that anything he undertakes becomes a source of great personal pride; when all goes well with such undertakings, the world is bright. When all does not go well….  let’s just say things might get difficult.

Mars operates like a personal guard dog – protecting Trump’s home, reputation, family, defining his personal boundaries. When an eclipse makes an aspect to natal Mars, the watchdog is stirred up and straining at his leash; advice for Trump, take what’s yours, but just make sure no one gets hurt.

Will anyone get hurt?

Both this eclipse and transiting Uranus will also closely aspect the Moon (27 Aquarius 10) in the natal chart of the United States of America.us-natal-chart

For a national chart, the Moon denotes the common people, women generally, crowds, and all matters of a common or public nature. The position of the Moon in a mundane chart will show where the public’s attention falls.

For the United States, this will be the 3rd house –effects inland transit, communication, such as railways, road and river traffic, cars, etc. All means of disseminating news and information – i.e. communication networks, Internet, newspapers. The 3rd house also rules neighboring nations.

No one can tell in advance what will happen. This is the nature of both eclipses and Uranus transits. But for what it’s worth, I’m putting my money on some sort of frenzied, angry, ego-driven communication made by Trump that will seriously disrupt /alter the position of the United States re: its neighbours, Mexico and/or Canada.

Spare the diplomacy.

Public attention guaranteed.

unknownThis brief analysis of Ms Conway’s THREE KEY natal aspects go a long way to explaining the person that we now see:

  1. SUN opposition JUPITER– although her intentions may be good, Ms Conway is prone to overdoing just about everything – including promising more than she could ever hope to deliver. The danger here is that because she truly believes that her heart is in the right place, she doesn’t learn from her past mistakes and/or indiscretions. Indeed, its even possible that she believes that because she’s a ‘good person’, she should receive more latitude than she really deserves. conway
  2. MOON opposition NEPTUNE– Ms Conway is prone to getting her hopes up much too high – lofty ideals that are more often than not, hopelessly unrealistic. Equally, when her hopes are dashed, she is likely to feel crushed. Hence people with this aspect often find themselves on an emotional rollercoaster. There is also a tendency for people with this aspect to ignore/avoid facing cold, hard reality. The warm and wonderful fantasy world into which they can so easily retreat is much more to their liking.
  3. MOON trine PLUTO/URANUS – Pluto conjunct Uranus (in Virgo) is a 1960’s generational aspect – the opening square of which we are now currently experiencing. This Pluto/Uranus conjunction was particularly virulent – violent social change – rebellion on every front – Vietnam, assignation of JFK, the Cuban Crisis, student protests, drug culture, the civil rights movement. With her Moon tied into this 1960’s energy, Ms Conway will is some way function as a personal mouthpiece for the anger/frustration that fostered that 1960’s rebellion; little wonder that we see her on stage now with the opening square. On the positive side, this aspect will make her seemingly afraid of nothing, tackling every the greatest problems with confidence. If its one thing that she knows, it’s that life is demanding. She is drawn (like a moth to the candle) to all that is unusual and unconventional.

 

In summary, Ms Conway is more than likely drawn into politics because of a personal need to make a real difference – intuitively, she’s a mouthpiece for the anger and frustration that others feel when their society seems no longer to be working – Ms Conway is hard-wired into radical change. Unfortunately, not only is she prone toward adopting unrealistic goals and attitudes, but she is prone to go overboard in just about everything that she undertakes. Self-control is not– and never will be – her thing.

 

Please note that because birth time is unknown, any discussion of the houses into which these aspects fall is not possible.

Will Trump’s executive order re: recent travel ban be declared (by the courts) as unconstitutional?

unknownNO – although clearly the constitution is in serious conflict with the President and his executive order, some readjustment between the order and the constitution will occur (within 17 hours or possibly 17 days) that will prevent the courts from deciding on the issue. In the meantime, expect some high voltage conflict.

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Analysis:

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  1. 4th house represents the constitution – it is the house of our forefathers – their patriotism, their ‘law of the land’.
  2. Because Cancer is on the 4th house cusp, the Moon (ruler of Cancer) represents the constitution. It is very strong in this chart – not only in Cancer (sign of ruler-ship) itself, but also angular (on the 4th house cusp itself). In other words, in regards to this issue, the Constitution is astrologically in a ‘seat of power’.
  3. 10th house represents the president and his executive order – this is traditionally the house of leadership and authority.
  4. Because Capricorn is on the 10th house cusp, then Saturn represents both President Trump and his executive order. This Saturn (in Sagittarius) is not particularly powerful – certainly much less so than the Constitution. Although dignified by face, term, and triplicity, this Saturn is cadent (in the 9th house) and as such is as if one fallen from a position in power to one of weakness – i.e. weakened – fallen from grace.
  5. The Moon and Saturn make no applying major aspects within orb – this suggests that the president’s executive order will never meet up with the constitution in the courts – i.e. there is no action between the two. If anything, such action has already occurred because the Moon has formed an opposition aspect to Saturn within the last 5-6 days. But because this is a separating (and not applying) aspect, it can tell us nothing about the future of the president and his executive order vis a vis the constitution.
  6. As the Moon is the overall symbol of how events play out – past, present, and future – we look to the Moon in this chart, which we know is on the 4th house cusp in Cancer.
  7. As noted above, this Moon has already formed an opposition to the President and his executive order. Note that it has already just formed an opposition to the MC or midheaven of this chart – the constitutional challenge has been highly visible – the MC representing this highest and most visible point in the chart. These (now separating ) aspects tell us much about how our current situation came to be but as noted above, tell us nothing about how it will play out in the future.
  8. unknown-1The next aspect to be made by the Moon will be to square Venus. Venus – quite possibly signifying attempts at a diplomatic solution – is damaged in dignity ( in detriment) but strong by placement (cardinal/angular) suggesting that key attempts at a diplomatic solution to this clash between the constitution and the president and his executive order will fail – spectacularly – within one hour or one day. I use the term spectacularly because shortly after (within 5 hours or  possibly 5 days) its square with Venus, the Moon makes another square (more conflict) with a very, very strong Mars (dignified by ruler-ship, face, and triplicity and cadent) – expect HUGE (and highly publicised) FALLOUT.
  9. The next aspect the Moon makes is a Quincunx with the Sun – representing President Trump and his Cabinet. This Sun is in Aquarius – neither weak nor strong – and succedent (i.e. in the 11th house). Although the Sun is not damaged per se, the Constitution clearly has the upper hand. But the Quincunx aspect is at best a highly uncomfortable one – suggesting some rearrangement or significant change to the president’s position (and his executive order). This will occur within either 17 hours or 17 days.
  10. The Moon next makes a square aspect with Jupiter, representing the judiciary. Certainly the square suggests conflict and because Jupiter is in retrograde (going backwards) there is the suggestion that judiciary is not fully functional in regards to this issue. To my mind, Jupiter’s comfortable sextile with Saturn and trine with the Sun (both Saturn and the Sun represent the president and his executive order) is troubling. This suggests that the judiciary may well be in the president’s back pocket (so to speak). Note that Jupiter (judiciary) is not strong in this chart. It is dignified only by face, which basically is considered worse than no dignity at all – indeed this suggests that while once the judiciary had dignity in regards to this issue, it is about to loose it.
  11. Finally, the Moon makes an opposition to Mercury – which might be taken to represent trade and commerce. This suggests that American (indeed global) businesses may be left with a bad taste in their mouth regarding this issue – indeed it is also likely that news and other communication networks will have similar (unpleasant/conflicting) experiences. On a positive note, however, it also suggests that this might all force the ‘truth’ out into the public domain. Expect this within 28 hours or 28 days.news-media
  12. That is the end of the matter.

Some have suggested that Putin and Trump are two peas in a pod – and on the surface, it might look as if this is true.

putinBut astrologically, you couldn’t ask for two different men, at least in regards to ‘truth’:

  • Both men share close contacts between Mercury and Neptune – hence the construction and delivery of alternative realities is something they most definitely share.
  • But although Trump’s square aspect between the two suggests confused rational/logical thought processes resulting in self-deception, Putin’s conjunction suggests something more  sophisticated.
  • With Mercury/Neptune in close conjunction, Putin has the innate ability to purposely design  creative alternative truths to serve his own purposes.
  • Furthermore, with Mars in Sagittarius also closely sextile to his Mercury/Neptune, Putin is more (philosophically) committed to his purposes (whatever they might be) than Trump – whose Mars in Leo on the Ascendent suggests he is driven by more by the need of a personal ego-trip than deeply held convictions.
  • Note also that because his Neptune/Mercury is in Libra, Putin can deliver  his truths in a clear, calm, and let’s face it, disarmingly charming manner. Mercury in Libra is highly rational and very logical. Putin’s is the voice of a well-seasoned and well-practiced lawyer or diplomat.unknown
  • By contrast, Trump’s Mercury in Cancer suggests that delivery of his truths are straight from the ‘heart’ (or the gut) and are more than likely than not, to be highly emotional. Trump’s is the voice of a sentimental, often highly defensive individual who intuitively knows what to say to get the reaction from others that he wants.
  • Not only that, but Putin’s Mercury is sextile Pluto – suggesting that unlike Trump, Putin is very good at getting to the bottom of everything – truth does not hide from him – likewise, Putin also very good at hiding truth – something that Trump (with Mercury in Cancer) is not.

Bottom line – Trump may not even realise his ‘truth’ isn’t always what others see -but Putin not only realises his truths are ‘creative’ but is highly capable of using this to his advantage.

imagesThere’s no sense in asking why Donald Trump embraces alternative truths – and there’s no sense in demanding him to do otherwise.

As you can see from his natal chart, he has Neptune square Mercury and in the words of some of my excellent astrological colleagues  – ‘this aspect indicates a difficulty with an overactive imagination interfering with rational and logical processes of thought – which can result in self-deception and the construction of a private version of truth and reality’.trump

In the words of another excellent astrological colleague, this aspect also ‘suggests problems with concentration and stretching the truth (consciously and/or not)’.

unknown-1Likewise, there’s no sense asking why Trump is  dominated by his (male) ego – look at his Mars in Leo – right there on the Ascendent (his door to the world) – how, with that,  could you expect him to behave otherwise? According to my excellent astrological colleagues, with Mars in Leo, the ego is tied up with action such that anything Mars in Leo undertakes becomes a source of great personal pride; when all goes well with such undertakings, the world is bright. When all does not go well….  let’s just say it’s difficult for Mars in Leo not to be on a mission of great personal significance. Likewise, it is difficult for Mars in Leo not be be/appear ‘oversexed’. Apparently, although most Mars in Leo folks are often self-righteous and quarrelsome, the more sophisticated of the lot can be kindly leaders.

Is Donald Trump sophisticated?

According to the OED, sophistication requires an ‘awareness of and ability to interpret’ complex issues. Based on this definition, I’d have to say Donald Trump is not (and cannot be) sophisticated. This is because (among other things) with Leo on his ASC, his chart ruler is his Sun in Gemini.

Let’s face it – however clever, sociable, and communicative is Gemini, he also has a relatively short attention span. For Gemini, the world is either black or white – after all we could expect nothing else when dealing with the sign of the twins – Keywords for Gemini : talkative, mental, adaptable, flexible, changeable, responsive, sociable, superficial.

Interestingly, Trump’s Gemini Sun is conjunct Uranus which suggests he answers to no one except himself. OK –  Sun/Uranus often makes a great reformer – and we need definitely those. The problem is that this configuration also suggests someone who stubbornly sticks to his own ideas and resents anyone who tries to push him into doing what he does not want to do.

Not my idea of sophistication – at least as defined by the OED – which requires an ability to deal with complex issues.

But to be fair, Donald Trump also has his Moon in Sagittarius and this suggests that he is a ‘great lover of truth’ – at least in the sense of philosophical wisdom. This is a very upbeat and positive, forward looking energy. The problem is however, with Moon Sagittarius, when the going gets rough, these folk get going – i.e. run away. Uncomfortable when caught up in routine for too long, they simply need to escape. Although they’ll be back when they feel refreshed and when their spirits are renewed, I suggest this is not what we need in a president.

Donald Trump also has his Sun in opposition to his Moon which suggests an internal struggle between his wants and needs – this leads to indecisiveness and frequent change of both mind and heart. An excellent astrological colleague simagesuggests that to resolve this tension, we look for a planet to sextiles or trines this Moon/Sun configuration and not surprisingly, we find this with Mr Trump’s Mars in Leo – self-righteous and quarrelsome – and a huge (male) ego.