Now, let's take a look at newcomer Donald Trump's chart.
Remember, this is presented as an astrological viewpoint, not a Republican or
Democratic viewpoint. Next week I'll be taking a look at Hillary's chart and
saying what I think about her chart.
Trump was born to be in charge. He
was literally born to be a public figure. With the Sun, Uranus and his N. Node
at the top of his chart, in the house of career and public recognition, it's
important to him that whatever he does is seen by the public. A shrinking
violet, he is not. Uranus is close to his Sun indicating that he is a maverick,
uncomfortable with doing things the same old way and eager to shake things up
in whatever professional field he is working in. With both the Sun and Uranus
in Gemini this is a chart that is extremely impatient. Whatever he wants, he
His chart shows the Sun and Moon opposite each other. The
Moon represents our home and family. But the opposition between them can
indicate conflict and trouble in the early childhood environment. Trump's Moon
is in his fourth house, again reflecting energies of home and family. This is a
sensitive placement, telling me that Trump is much more sensitive and caring
than his public persona would suggest. It's possible that only with his family
and children does he feel safe in expressing this softer side. He can see
showing emotion as showing weakness, something this chart will avoid at all
With the Moon in this strong position I can see Trump having a
successful career in real estate. Mercury, Venus and Saturn, are all in the Sun
Sign Cancer and Cancer is the sign of home and family. He chose the perfect
career for himself when he went into real estate. But his Saturn in Cancer is
not a happy planet. When Saturn is in this sign, it often shows up as a wounded
childhood. Something Trump desperately needed from his family and father in
particular was not forthcoming and this lack has haunted him and to some degree
defined him, his entire life.
Both the Sun and Moon are in mutable
signs. On the plus side mutable energy is able to adapt quickly to changing
circumstances, but on the minus side this can be someone who takes the
pragmatic approach to problems. Meaning, let's take care of this for the moment
and forget looking at long-term consequences. Four of his businesses have
declared bankruptcy, two of his three marriages have failed. I think this is
the Gemini/Sagittarius conflict that keeps showing up again and again in his
Sagittarius is one of the most outspoken signs in the zodiac.
They are known for speaking up and speaking out without thought to the
consequences. They will speak the truth as they see it, come hell or high
water. Trump has struggled to express his long-term vision for America in
language that is open and calm. He does much better with the one-on-one attacks
between candidates that we are constantly subjected to from both sides.
Gemini's love to debate and if anyone thinks Trump will just fold in a debate
with Hillary - think again. Combine an energy that likes a good fight with
energy of verbal challenge, and this candidate might just be in hog heaven on
September 26th when the first presidential debate is scheduled to air.
Both the Sun and Moon are in a strong aspect with Mars. Powerful,
aggressive Mars is stuck in Trump's twelfth house of hidden energies. In
astrology this house is called the "house of self-undoing". We are our own
worst enemy with planets here. Mars is a planet of action. With such a forceful
planet struggling to express itself, Trump can act against his own best
interests. Furthermore, Mars will add to the impatience of his Sun/Uranus
connection, making him even more impatient to act and get something going. If
things are too dull or boring he will most certainly end up throwing a fox in
the henhouse, so to speak, just to see what happens. All of which we have seen
in his presidential campaign. On a personal level, we don't always like to own
what is in our twelfth house, so we tend to project it onto someone else. And
yes, we see that happening with Trump as well someone else "makes" him angry.
Nothing is his fault.
With his Jupiter, planet of expansion in his
second house, he has the potential to be financially successful but since
Neptune is here as well, he can fall for pie-in-the-sky ideas of wealth and
riches and forget to pay attention to the bottom line. Not only can he fall for
a Bernie Madoff type scam, he can also be the one to create a financial fantasy
type empire. Lots of money on paper and can't pay the light bill. He wants the
fantasy of what money should bring. In some ways the chart is very simple - the
one with the most toys wins. He wants the biggest house, the fastest car and
the prettiest wife. A philosophy that has stood him well in business, but will
it work in politics?
Trump's Sun and Uranus aspect Saturn in our
nation's chart. He will be an unconventional leader, made to change the system
and be a president unlike any we have ever seen. But I do see enormous
frustration for him as his desire to act keeps getting slowed down or blocked
entirely. He will have great difficulty accomplishing what he envisions over a
long period of time. Our political system has a single figurehead (president)
but there are deliberate checks and balances built into the system to prevent a
dictatorship. Trump is used to his orders being carried out and no one gets to
question the head man. The President is questioned by everyone.
Ultimately we have a candidate who is irreverent, brash, imaginative
and a force to be reckoned with. For better or worse he has single-handedly
taken our most important political race out of the hands of the politicians and
shown that you do not have to spend years in politics to be successful in
gaining your party's nomination. We not only see great changes in this
election, but we will see changes in future elections because Donald Trump
decided to run for President.