Donald Trump: birthtime June 14, 1946, 10:54 AM, Jamaica NY.
One absolutely great thing about The Donald and his run for president is that we have his verifiable birth certificate time of birth.
Because of the fracas that he (and others) raised during Obama’s run, it would be wonderful if all candidates had to throw their birth certificates along with their hats into the ring. This would give astrologers tremendous insight as to why the candidates run and who is likely to win.
So we can look at the astrology of Donald Trump: candidate for U.S. President.
Donald Trump is a Gemini and yes, the U.S. have voted in two Geminis in the past: George Bush Sr. and JFK (admittedly— very different politically);
Geminis are not the favorite presidential sign for the U.S., only 4% of the chosen.
To really calculate who wins an election, however, we have to analyze what goes on at the time of the vote and the individual horoscope of everyone who runs.
As I write this in February 2016, the planet Jupiter (the Great Benefic) transits Trump’s 1st house (his persona/how he appears). Yet, you don’t need an astrologer to tell you that Trump is looking good to his voters now.
Where the planets are in the sky today make geometric relationships with a person’s birth or natal horoscope. So a Jupiter “transit” is temporary— and benefits Trump today.
In 2004, when Jupiter last made this pass (and then moved into his 2nd house of $), he was riding high with The Apprentice and launched Trump University.
Trump University did not fare well after too many students filed lawsuits. His bid for presidency has a lot of flare but what happens to that juju when he gets closer to the finish line? There are several things to consider.
Trump was born at a Full Moon, which was also a Lunar Eclipse- not all eclipse babies have such a dramatic personality, but it does demand one inspect their instinctual reactions. Pay attention to what goes on at the upcoming lunar eclipses this year, because they trigger his reactivity: March 23 and September 16.
Trump is not known as a reflective person; he reacts and emotes without censure. In spite of his shtick that he’s a self-made billionaire, he benefits from luck and a willingness to say whatever is necessary to get his way.
If he were someone who had a willingness to analyze his foibles, he has great potential to serve in community-building. But at this stage in his life, the likelihood of that occurring is slim, especially if he wins with a platform that promotes his grandiosity, bullying and lack of compassion.
With Venus/Saturn in Cancer in his natal chart, emotional security is essential for his well-being, but not easily won. Venus reflects how we love and attract abundance; Saturn symbolizes limitations and fears. When these two planets are in alignment with one another, the individual feels limits on love.
His means of achieving a sense that he is deserving is through an unrelenting need to be right and have the last word. He is driven by an inherent sense that there is not enough love/money and whatever he gets is not what he deserves. All the bluster points to inner insecurity.
Those in psychiatric professions call him a “narcissist”. According to Pew Research, the U.S.A. has had its share of narcissistic presidents.
Of greater concern is his unwillingness to listen. With Mercury (the communicator) in a challenging aspect to Neptune (imagination, fantasy, spirituality) he would do well in regular meditative retreat and reflection.
A Twitter obsession does not lend itself to reflection. Instead he surrounds himself in a fantasy of his own making. When confronted with a communication he doesn’t like he responds “liar!” or equivocates.
The planet Mars symbolizes desire, passion and drive. Not surprisingly, Trump has Mars Rising; he is in your face and unapologetic.
He is on this planet to assert himself and he does a good job of that. Believe it or not, he is also here to convey a message of wisdom which most of the time does seem to have been swallowed up by his Ego. Extreme self-righteousness is his Achilles Heel. He would shout “liar!” but from a spiritual perspective, he has lost his way.
With Leo Rising, his hunger for attention enters the room with his first step. The fixed star Regulus, also rising at his birth is another signal that he projects a sense of royal entitlement.
“Transit” is the astrologer’s language for where the planets are today as opposed to where they were at birth. These movements indicate what the heck is going on now and in the future.
At present, Jupiter by transit may buoy up Trump’s facade– he looks good and projects energy. So far he has just been debating the Republicans and all candidates have come down to his pugilistic style of “debate”. This has little to do with intellectual gymnastics.
Donald Trump may mask his intellectual shortcomings with quick comebacks and attacks. This is not to say that he is a stupid person, but with Jupiter/Chiron in Libra and Venus/Saturn in Cancer, he did not benefit from the praise his little boy heart may have hungered for from mom.
As a result, bravado and bluster became his smokescreen. Beautiful wives and the art of the deal do not in the end satisfy what he originally set out to do (which may be so deeply skewed that he’ll never manage it in this lifetime).
The 7th House shows us intimate relationships: the countries who are our allies and the ones who are our fiercest enemies. Among other planets, Mars resides in the U.S.A. horoscope. Trump’s Sun (self-expression), North Node (destiny point) and Uranus (freedom, change) all cluster on that U.S.A. Mars.
In a less pugilistic candidate, I could see these 3 energetic symbols as catalysts for change and inspiration. As it stands, Trump as president would incite and ignite those he considered enemies. He would also easily fall under the spell of those who flattered.
Will his glory days end? The big upset for The Donald may be when Mars goes retrograde in mid-April. This suggests that the brakes get put on his outreach and it may even affect his home life. Mars goes direct the end of June, at which time his energy may resurge with even greater force.
It’s interesting to note that his mother was a Scottish immigrant with a great reverence for the U.K. royalty. He was extremely interested in Princess Diana, but alas, it was a one-way street. In his book he said: ‘I only have one regret in the women department – that I never had the opportunity to court Lady Diana Spencer’. The U.K. Daily Mail has their own take on this.
As transiting Saturn moves towards his Sun in Gemini and Moon in Sagittarius at the end of the year, it’s hard to believe that the presidency is really a role he covets. It is possible that he runs toward it since he feels a pressure to define himself as one who has accomplished set goals.
Why a man with unlimited financial freedom who seemingly answers to no one would accept the harness of a bureaucratic institution is either total hubris or a real desire to serve.
However, the Saturn transit pretty much guarantees that even if he were to win, by 2017 he would feel a despondency, even depression in his inability to realize goals— not really the ideal state of mind for a new president.
I will continue to write about the candidates and timing… your thoughts are most welcome.