Mar 29, 2018

Trump and the 1973 Eclipse of the Saturday Night Massacre

Richard Nixon's firing of Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox Jr (1912--2004) in what came to be called Nixon's Saturday Night Massacre is being too well evoked by the current circumstances surrounding Donald Trump under threat by the Mueller investigation. Since history tends to rhyme, let's consider a potential 'time link' between the Prenatal Solar Eclipse of Nixon's action and the natal planets of Mr. Trump (June 14, 1946 10:54 am Queens, NY) since eclipses provide a handy time frame in which to place and investigate historical events and their effect or influence upon individuals. And with Solar Eclipses, their themes chime in with further details of the cosmic weather of the period.

Nixon's firing of Archibald Cox was finally achieved when Robert Bork (1927--2012) agreed to do the deed. The firing of the Special Prosecutor was announced on the evening of October 20, 1973 at 8:24 pm, White House, according to contemporary news reports. A chart set for this date, hour, and location shows US natal Uranus (8Gem55) rising--our totem planet of war and rebellion and suggesting sudden or erratic actions. Aldebaran also rises (success through integrity), plus, an immediate time link to Trump is apparent for this is the degree of Trump's own Prenatal Solar Eclipse (and his Syzygy Moon) in the 2 Old North Saros Series which repeats July 13, 2018 @20Cancer41 (conjunct starry Castor with its potentials for sudden loss, crippling of limbs, murder). 2 Old North is a difficult series with themes of 'unfortunate news concerning relationships, separation, the ending of unions, and glum looking situations which can turn out quite positively (paraphrasing Brady's Predictive Astrology). Or not especially if mishandled (jc).

Richard M. Nixon January 9, 1913 9:35 pm PST Whittier, California; ASC 17Vir14; MC 16Gemo3; Sun 19Cap24, Moon 20AQ07

The October 20, 1973 'firing' chart also shows Nixon's natal Pluto (28Gem39 Rx), planet of power and manipulation, as the first of his n planets to rise along with two difficult midpoints (Saturn-MC and Saturn-Pluto which describe his cumbersome and difficult conditions). But troubles are often self-created--and these disturbing events occurred during the years in which yours truly resided in Washington DC. In the 'firing' chart for Mr. Trump, his natal trio of Uranus-NN-Sun is first to rise with Uranus his oriental or guiding planet of erratic behavior and chaos. He's Mr. Unpredictable!

As for the Prenatal Solar Eclipse of Nixon's Saturday Night Massacre, it was Total and manifested in the 11 South Saros Series on June 30, 1973 @8Can31--conjunct the natal Mercury of Donald Trump who had just turned 27 at the time but had a good two years to go until his first Saturn Return (23Can48). Themes of 11 South are harrowing and have activated multiple negative events through the years: 'old ideas and methods will fail, new systems are required to deal with events brought by the eclipse, reforms are needed, new ideas for handling issues, any blocks could be violently or tragically removed' (Brady). However, 11 South won't repeat until August 2, 2027 @10Leo--conjunct the natal Pluto of Donald Trump.

Now there are massive amounts of information in all these charts, natal and otherwise, but since this is a post not a book, I'll simply mention that the 1973 PE horoscope also shows that it manifested during an Hour of an unaspected Jupiter (10AQ41 Rx). This suggests erroneous judgment, a lack of buoyancy in affairs, and Nixon's detached 'ivory tower' existence. Yes, I remember well the tales going around the city of his drunken wanderings through White House halls, muttering at portraits. But I've yet to hear whether or not the portraits talked back--but if they did, I wonder if Crooked Dick took their advice.

A Totally Related Post with Video: Has Trump Already Committed Nixon-esque Treason?; and here's a post with a few astro-notes and a link to Nixon's Letter of Resignation.


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