The outsized, domineering personality of Donald Trump holds up a big, fat, cracked mirror to the U.S.A. For the rest of the world, Trump is us, writ large, commanding, buffoonish, and bloviating. The swashbuckling cowboy who strides across the world stage as if he owns the place, divides and conquers, wreaking havoc, pistols cocked. Who dares to meet him face-to-face but another cowboy? A John Wayne striding out of the swinging doors of the old-time saloon who’ll put this wild stranger in his place.
But who is John Wayne?
There is no John Wayne. All the rest of the characters in this sleazy presidential production play by the fake rules, more or less. Trump trumps the rules, ignores them, keeps on comin,’ polarizing his growing audience, either strongly for or or strongly against.
I decided to look at Trump’s astrological chart. Especially to see how it intersects with the U.S. chart. And what I found astonishes. But pay attention. It’s both clear-cut and complicated, and takes awhile to demonstrate, even longer to absorb. I will try to go slow, take it piece by piece.
First, Trump was born under a Full Moon in communicative, curious, information and perspective seeking Gemini/Sagittarius, in the 10th house of the public/4th house of home, family, community. Plus, his Sun conjuncts and Moon opposes unpredictable, wild card, individualistic Uranus: He says what he thinks, right now. Whatever is coming out of his mouth just pours out, like lava, with no forethought.
Plus, expansive, generous, bombastic Jupiter at 17° Libra was in a harmonious exact trine (120°) aspect with Uranus at his birth. The man is both unpredictable and very very lucky. Jupiter is in the second house of self-worth, money. (Neptune also in second house, so he’s had his fortune dissolve at times into bankruptcy. He knows money, he knows how it feels to lose it.)
Next, Trump was born with warlike, aggressive, pushy Mars at 26° Leo, just behind the Ascendant, which happens to be the karmic 29th degree of Leo, the degree occupied by the royal star Regulus, “King of the Celestial Sphere.” Trump is the supreme Alpha Male, from birth.
His capacity to connect with the public is symbolized by the fact that his Mars/Ascendant sits directly across from the U.S. Moon at 27° Aquarius (Moon in a national chart represents the public; see U.S. chart below). “We are mad as hell and we’re not going to take it anymore!” (Howard Beale, in movie Network.)
Trump’s 11th house of groups and organizations holds Mercury, Venus and Saturn, all in the sensitive, home-loving sign of Cancer, with Venus/Saturn conjunct. Difficulties with children, male/female relations, and home and family, no doubt. But Cancer also happens to be the sign of the American “Homeland” (see below.) And Trump has, ever since he was a young man, identified with his country, and sought to “make it great again.”
A classmate from high school vouches for him.
Now let’s look at the U.S. Chart.
Notice: The U.S. Ascendant is at 13° Sagittarius, opposite Gemini, echoing Trump’s Sagittarius/Gemini Full Moon.
And notice that aggressive, warlike Mars and unpredictable Uranus surround the Descendant, which symbolizes “T Other”: the U.S. sees “enemies” everywhere, always has.
Those same Mars/Uranus placements also symbolize the extremely innovative, inventive, creative soul of this country. Unfortunately, way too much of this creative technological spirit has been funneled into making ever new and more diabolical weapons of war. Turn war-making to peace-making, what would happen? Here, for example, is what a progressive U.S. budget might look like:
The U.S. chart includes 22° Virgo Neptune as the top-most planet in the chart, near the Midheaven, symbolizing the nation’s path. Yep! “The American Dream” — with upward mobility, a chicken in every pot, and family values.
Yep family values. That’s huge! Four planets in homeloving, xenophobic, tribal Cancer. No wonder “they” could push “Homeland Security” and people would fall into line.
Except that we don’t believe in the American Dream anymore.
And even if we did, we realize more and more, that we’ve been duped. Neptune, besides being both the planet of dreams and visions, can also indicate confusion, lies and deception.
That “secret state” with its massive panopticon surveillance operation is best indicated by another provocative configuration in the U.S. chart, namely Pluto in Capricorn opposite Mercury in Cancer (can’t get screen capture of these two easily: look to the left on the chart, 27° Capricorn Pluto, opposite 24° Cancer Mercury). This nation has always been obsessed with power, and not until it reaches its first Pluto return, due in 2022-2023, will it even begin to realize that “power over” is not nearly as productive, not to mention as regenerative, as “power from within.”
Okay, now to look at the two charts together. You’ve probably already picked up on the fact that Trump’s three planets in Cancer echo the U.S. four planets in Cancer. Both Trump and the U.S. people are very concerned about comfort, safety, security, and building walls to keep out strangers. That’s just in the Cancer DNA.
Also, as I already stated, the idea and perspective generating Gemini/Sagittarius axis is shared by both Trump and the U.S. A. And notice, Trump’s Sun at 21° is exactly conjunct the U.S. Mars, and his own powerful Leo Mars is right behind his his own Ascendant. Both Trump and the U.S. are aggressive, knowledge and information hungry, technologically forward-looking, and endlessly innovative.
Now one final look. What’s going on with the both Trump’s and the U.S.’s progressed charts? (These move one degree per year — the same rate the Sun moves per day: so very slowly).
Trump’s progressed chart:
This chart is astounding.
It shows that Trump’s progressed Sun (moving one degree per year since birth), has now reached his 29° Leo natal Ascendant! Plus, his progressed Jupiter is at 23° Libra, about to exactly conjunct his progressed Ascendant! And the final kicker: his progressed Mercury at 11° Leo is now exactly conjunct his Pluto. Trump’s coming into the public eye NOW is no accident. Nor is his immense courage in speaking truth to power. All three are Trump’s “trump cards.”
Here’s the U.S. Progressed Chart, again moving the Sun one degree per year since inception:
I will point out only one thing about the above chart, and that is that the progressed U.S. Moon, which signifies the public, the mood of the people, has, within the past year, moved out of Scorpio — where, for two and a half years of its progression through that sign, strong feelings were building up under the surface — into Sagittarius. The cat is out of the bag. We are saying what we think, and we are glad that Trump is too. (As is Bernie, the other populist; one left, one right).
Now, if we can just get past our fury, and graduate to the higher, more evolved side of Sagittarius. Let’s focus on opening to perspective, the big picture, of what has gone on and why. Once the progressed U.S. Moon moves into Capricorn, two and a half years from now, we will begin to rework the entire apparatus of the secret state that has so ruined not just this country, but the whole world, including Earth herself.
If Trump has done nothing else, he has lanced our angry populist boil with a sharp needle. That’s a good thing. The poison must come out before the healing can begin.
Please check out Jon Rappoport’s posts on Trump. He loves the fact that Trump is an unpredictable disruptor, ruining the status quo, taking a mighty ax to the PTB.
What comes next is up to us. Let us now focus and direct our inspired passion to begin to create a much larger Sagittarian perspective. A wise, philosophical perspective that includes all of us, not just some of us. A perspective that opens wide to the entire human family as family, and the entire solar system family as nested in the larger cosmic order. Nothing is too big to take on, once each of us recognizes our own internal vastness.
Update, 3/21/16: And check out this post, which echoes my own, in non-astrological terms.