Jun 27, 2019

The Natal and Progressed Chiron of Donald Trump

Chiron as Mentor, Wound, Healer, Blind Spot, and The Key to Self-Awareness

Here you see a hand drawn version of the Secondary Progressions ('SP') of Donald Trump set for today, June 27, 2019, and showing his SP Chiron @19Lib39 in SP 12th house conjunct SP Venus, SP Siva (the creator-destroyer), and natal Jupiter.

Listed on the chart, lower left, is his natal 2nd house trio of Neptune 5Lib50 Rx, Chiron 14Lib54 (conjunct US natal Saturn--he wounds our legal system and institutions and/or is wounded by them), and boundary-breaking Jupiter Stationary Direct @17Lib27. Now as you know, the Jupiter-Neptune pair is one of grand spirit, feeling quietly special (quietly?), rumor and scandal, inflation, balloons and bubbles, high promises, idolatry, speculation, political conflicts, and tricky legalisms. That blind spot Chiron is in the midst of this expansive pair of energies calls for some serious consideration, perhaps in a future post, but at the least, it appears that some measure of Trump's speculating, overpromising, seduceable behavior is unconsciously perpetrated. He 'just can't see it' so exactly how much self-awareness Trump has to employ is something of a mystery to me, if not to you.

Please feel free to enlarge the image for more info on the condition of Trump's Chiron, and more. Such as his SP New Moon @3Vir00:12 which symbolically perfects on September 16, 2019 within the confines of a Bundle shape of planets, the shape of a dictator (as with Mussolini's natal chart according to Marc Edmund Jones.) Yes, it's all very fascinating concerning this complex, flawed individual yet much of it is beyond the scope of this post for my main objective today is to share details concerning the natal and progressed Chiron of Donald Trump, blind spots, flaws, wounds, and all.

So here, by gracious permission of the author, master astrologer Richard Nolle, are details on Trump's natal Chiron in Libra in 2nd house, and his SP Chiron progressed into 12th house quoted from Richard's excellent book Chiron: The New Planet in Your Horoscope, The Key to Your Quest. (Center left on the chart see Chiron conjunct chart-ruler Venus.) And note that we find from Trump's wide conjunction natally and his closer SP conjunction of Chiron and Jupiter that he's a 'zealot on a mission'--a maverick 'always chasing rainbows' and broadcasting expansive, fanciful visions which he sells to his gullible supporters. And though buyer's remorse has begun to set in for many of his victims (exs: US farmers; factory workers; voters) he remains ensconced in the Oval Office as I type...fearful, desperate, and dreading legal exposure and accountability via Robert Mueller's July 17th testimony on Capitol Hill while tweeting a lot--usually insults--and sleeping very little as Election Day 2020 creeps ever nearer.

So following are details from Richard Nolle interspersed with a few observations by yours truly.

Chiron in Libra, sign of relationships, focuses on just that "both concretely and in the abstract," writes Richard Nolle. Chiron's mentorship function when in Venus-ruled Libra involves "comprehending one's impact on others" for this transactional fellow and requires a mentor "whose all-encompassing vision creates an aesthetic order from the mysterious matrix of chaos." Yes, Uranian Trump admits he rules by chaos! And to me his Chiron in Libra placement in part reveals Hegelian machinations probably taught him by his favorite mentor, the unethical, disbarred lawyer Roy Cohn--to create a problem or a difficult condition, then rush in playing the hero who solves everything, usually by doing what he was determined to do in the first place. This resonates with Big Donnie's 'only I can fix it' mentality although successful outcomes are so very debatable. Still, the job of sabotaging America gets done in one way or another and he is proud to be chosen as the public leader of the pack (of jackals).

Natal Chiron in 2nd house of Values and Possessions

"Value is an important keyword to this natal Chiron position. Despite its unfortunate commercial connotations, value means far more than just a price tag. The things you value most are the ones you take for granted, the ones which in their absence would have a way of turning your whole life topsy-turvy. With this Chiron placement often comes a strong proselytizing urge aimed at preserving one's values for posterity by cultivating these values in others. For these natives, fulfillment may consist of developing their various gifts and imparting them in a legacy to others, whose appreciation is accepted as a testimonial to the very value that means so much to the native.

Should they fall prey to the misguided notion that theirs are the only true values, these people can become cynical and manipulative in the extreme. But as long as they realize there can only be dishonor in placing one's own values over and against all others, they are not likely to suffer messianic delusions. The key to self-fulfillment for those born with this Chiron emphasis generally entails learning to handle some natal endowment, perhaps a talent, trait or socio-cultural legacy. Through these and like possessions they are led to a meeting with the mentor who will reveal to them their path of destiny."

Did Roy Cohn and perhaps Roger Stone reveal to 'messianic' Trump his path of destiny--to the White House? Stone and others encouraged Trump for decades toward his political ambitions.

To this placement, Richard adds that a 2nd house Chiron is shared natally by cultist-writer L. Ron Hubbard, populist politician Louisiana's Huey P. Long, and conservative writer-politician Clare Booth Luce. Quite a controversial bunch of propagandists!

Now for Trump's SP Chiron in the 12th House of Politics, Karma, Self-Undoing, and Hidden Enemies

"Isolation is always in some sense a keyword for this Chiron type which symbolizes one who chooses to be as far from the crowd as possible (physically or psychically, as the case may be). Of course no one is an island, so to speak, bt to the extent these natives do take part in society they do so by playing a tile which is at most merely a fraction of their full individuality. They seem to belong to two worlds (maybe ore), and the world of commonsense reality tends not to be their strong suit. Nevertheless some of them play a role that attracts public notice. When this happens the native generally manages to maintain privacy despite the limelight by projecting a deliberate smokescreen. Through misinformation, exaggerated behaviors or otherwise acting out of character, this type is adept at maintaining a private sanctuary even under the most inhospitable circumstances.

Self-imposed solitude is no mere affectation for these people. They are alone with their inner selves not just be choice but by necessity. Those among them who may be unable to maintain the necessary degree of physical or psychic solitude by their own resources may find such solitude imposed on them by their social environment.

Mentors appear to natives of the twelfth house Chiron as martyrs, persons who sacrifice themselves to atone for the actions of others. In some cases the native may follow the mentor's example to the point of total self-sacrifice. Whatever its mundane outcome, this person's Quest is in some essential respect a solitary path. It is a path of self-transformation, whether personally chosen or imposed by others, that brings the native through a 'black night of the soul' -- from which no one can emerge who is not transmuted."

Richard adds examples of those with natal Chiron in 12th house including ventriloquist Edgar Bergen, anthropologists Margaret Mead and Carlos Castaneda, would-be assassin of racist presidential candidate George Wallace Arthur Bremer, boxing champion
Muhammad Ali, and astrologer Tracey Marks, author of Your Secret Self: Illuminating the Mysteries of The Twelfth House, a revelatory book that even Donald Trump might benefit from if only he would read more than one page at a time. Of course, we know that he's perfectly satisfied with himself so no transmutation is to be expected any time soon--not by choice, that is.

And on the possibility of a 'black night of the soul' for Donald Trump, my suspicion is that this is what he now experiences every long and tweety night as he awaits the dropping of whatever hammer (if any!) that has his scofflaw name on it.

Any thoughts?


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