Official details of the 2018 NATO Summit Brussels, Belgium 11 July - 12 July reveal that the Symposium's Keynote Address is expected to be delivered on the morning of the 11th. The 2018 Summit will be held in NATO's new headquarters on Boulevard Leopold III, Brussels and a media centre will be open 24/7 beginning 10 July 0900 LT until 13 July 0900 LT. Credentials required, of course, and heavy security measures will be in force (but of course!) Ah yes, a street to memorialize King Leopold III who surrendered to the occupying Nazis in 1940. Hmm. Well, it is the Belgians' boulevard to name as they please.
NATO: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization 1949 to...?
Founded via the signature of President Harry Truman on August 24, 1949 (11:42 am edt Washington DC with Sun 1Vir07; Moon 7Vir52, Saturn 8Vir28, Mercury 24Vir31; ASC 2Sco57; MC 8Leo37), the very Virgoan North Atlantic Treaty Organization has been a thorn in the side of Vladimir Putin but perhaps not for much longer since, as you know, the skunk at the NATO garden party 2018 will be one Donald Trump who tends to do 'just what Putin would do!' and has expressed disfavor against the organization. Or rather, he wants other members to pay more and given his past history as a crook who kowtows to Russia, yours truly tends to wonder if he thinks he can keep the additional gains for himself! well, America has and does contribute the most funds for NATO and Washington does spend US taxpayer money on global copping duties on behalf of the international corporate syndicate at the expense of the American people's needs--which is the typical GOP 'guns over butter' philosophy enabled by complicit corporate Democrats. And of course, NATO was designed to protect our allies so they don;t have to do it for themselves. Actually, Trump has a point!
Yet more simply, part of Trump's deeper motive may be to crack NATO into pieces or at least weaken it considerably at the 'request' of V. Putin with a further undermining of the cohesiveness of the EU, a Putin desire. See What Country Does John Bolton Work For Anyway? And as Vice News puts it, Trump is using US troops as a bargaining chip to raise NATO defense spending so that allies will live up to their promises...or else. Mr. Trump seems to see much value in creating hostage situations and has been sending threatening 'ransom' letters to NATO allies, as CNN details.
So there must be astrological factors showing current challenges to the organization, right? Using the 1949 founding chart of NATO, let's have a look-see at a bi-wheel of the 1949 chart with the approximate time of the NATO Summit opening (keynote address) on the 'morning' of July 11, 2018--meanwhile, a Solar Eclipse in Trump's Prenatal Eclipse (PE) series perfects during the Summit as you see by the horoscope (set for the White House). The 2 Old North Eclipse perfects in Brussels hours after Mr. Trump would have left and you know that he does like to cut out early from group settings in case he's overly challenged concerning the damage he's done, plus, he's uncomfortable when his ego suspects that he isn't the most famous person in the room. Besides, his sudden departures are so...so...dramatic!
Yes, my scribbles are way messy but please enlarge the image to read basic chart notes. As you see, some of Mr. Trump's natal positions are marked around the chart/s in blue but notice that the NATO South Node 17Lib29 in natal 12th house of Large Institutions, Politics, Self-Undoing, and Karma is the karmic and separative point where Trump's natal Jupiter (in Libra: "it's not fair!") and Putin's natal Saturn (authority, restriction, limits) - both planets @17Lib27 - sneak in through a back door. Or maybe it's via their conjunction that they intend to drain (SN-Saturn) energy and funds (Jupiter) out of the room (12th house) and further their ill-disguised attempts to undermine the organization as saboteurs acting as NATO's 'not-so-secret' enemies.
A Solar Eclipse, Castor, NATO's Mars and Transit Mars Rx
Now since this is a post, not a book, I won't type any more than I must but we should mention the transit of retrograde activist Mars conjunct NATO's natal IC (8AQ37). Mars turned Rx on June 26, 2018 @9AQ13 so he had crossed NATO's IC, then in Rx mode re-crossed the Angle which represents The End of the Matter and The Drain. Out-of-bounds as well, this is a testy Mars, a law unto himself, and on one level can signify Donald Trump because he was born with Mars rising in Leo. And we know Putin's pal is in process of challenging America's traditional allies and putting in a 'good word' for Vladimir while 'in the house' of the NATO Summit.
Yet let's not forget that puppet master Pluto of the Underworld is nearby (in Capricorn = the dictator) creepily approaching NATO's natal 3rd house Jupiter (Rx @23Cap19). Pluto the Dragon possesses massive amounts of hidden wealth and treasure but always wants more. So when transit Pluto hits natal Jupiter endeavors include gaining greater power and influence, regaining what was lost in the past, and playing a karmic role in current events. Negatively, intolerance and fanaticism are potentials which must be avoided during this transit if karmic setbacks are to be avoided.
Now Mr. Trump's 2 Old North eclipse @20Can41 occurs in NATO's natal 9th house conjunct its natal Mars (21Can21) and having transit Mars causing turbulence at natal IC as he prepares to enter NATO's natal 4th house can denote increased enthusiasm for new (ad)ventures but negatively suggests quarrels and disagreements. Plus, you see NATO's full 10th house of planets: Pluto, Sun, Moon, and Saturn--all of which tr Mars will oppose after turning direct in late August 2018. The turbulence really focuses around mid-August when transit Mars will oppose NATO's natal Pluto, a karmic period of time when deliberately antagonizing others can lead to regrettable altercations and any effort to control or manipulate situations or events tends to have the opposite effect. Once Mars enters Pisces, opposing natal Sun in Virgo, Mars isn't cooperating with leadership and relationships are strained; opposing natal Moon, Mars tends to arouse rage in others (purposefully, one assumes) and danger enters the environment (if it wasn't already there) such as via fires, explosions, or chemicals. If such trouble occurs, the public (Moon) may be adversely affected but certainly publicity concerning such events will be widely seen (across the 4/10 security axis).
Actually, by the close of the Summit ('early afternoon 12 July') in Brussels, the Summit's Sun will be exactly opposed by Pluto Rx, both at critical-crisis degrees (20Can-20Cap). Suggested potentials of the opposition are: power plays, a contest of wills, intimidation, attempts to collect on past debts, challenges to authority, ruthless actions, manipulation, abuse of power, deflated egos, retreats to isolation, exploitation, insufficient power to cope with events or decisions of others, impotency...any, all, or none may apply. This may turn out to be a real stinker of a summit! And difficult Castor's presence conjunct the Sun and Trump's eclipse will provide a negative influence.
Progressions: Looking Ahead
Now if we look to the Secondary Progressions (SP) of NATO's natal planets, we find that as far as the organization can expand into the world in this era--when it reaches its natural limit--is timed by an upcoming SP Full Moon which perfects @13Tau07 (SP Sun 13Sco07--where transit Jupiter Rx is today as I type!) on November 15, 2022. As you know, plenty of shifts and upheavals in the heavens and on Earth are due in the years 2020 into 2022 including January 12, 2020's Great Conjunction of Saturn and Pluto (DC Horoscope shown), plus, America's first-ever Pluto Return/s (PE chart shown) so let's not attempt to list them here other than to close with a few links for the curious:
Natal Horoscopes and Related Posts:: The Natal Chart of Donald Trump part one, as posted here on SO'W; Vladimir Putin (RR: DD, conflicting/unverfied); Angela Merkel (nee Kasner; RR: B); Harry S. Truman (RR: A; the 33rd Masonic president); The Natal Planets of Putin and Trump; The Powerful Midpoint Pictures of Donald Trump (natal); Trump and Gingrich: Peter Pan and the Pied Piper (they share Sun-Moon personality blends!); NATO and the Stationary Jupiter of Mr.Trump (pay up! it's not fair! cries Trump's Jupiter in airy Libra); Horoscope: European Union and the June 23, 2016 Brexit Vote; Trump Inauguration 2017's 2018 Solar Return; Trump Campaign's Russian Encounters at RNC 2016 which shows the horoscope of the Full Moon that conjoined and spotlighted US natal Pluto @27Capricorn during the Republican National Convention that showcased the acceptance speech for the GOP nomination of Donald J. Trump.
Founding Data for NATO and the EU are from Campion's The Book of World Horoscopes and from historical records.