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Aug 20, 2020

Dear Astrology: Is Donald Trump "the chosen one"?

Astro-Notes: Trump's Unconscious Desires

by Jude Cowell

August 20, 2020: On August 21, 2019, Donald Trump, while speaking to reporters, declared, "I am the chosen one" who "was put here by people." He was referring to his dealings with China but had a few hours earlier tweeted about being the 'king of Israel' and the "Second Coming" of God. While the man's Christ vs anti-Christ status remains a topic of debate, Trump is well known for having a massive ego, and for being a serial liar and con man. But can Natal Astrology account for an expanded self-image of such celestial magnitude?

Now often his misperceptions, deceptions, deceit, loose lips, indiscretion, and odd notions I have put down to his Mercury-Neptune square for many of his personal flaws can be put down to it, along with his Geminian tendency toward duplicity. But it seems to me that daring to cast himself as a messiah figure (out loud in public!) cries out for additional astrological input. What could reflect such ideas about his self-image?

Now you should know that I sometimes awaken from dreams in which Astrology appears, as I did today, and this time the subject was squares. Knowing a little about a certain square in particular which relates to one's self-image and identity I snagged a quick glance at the natal aspects of Donald Trump (June 14, 1946 10:54 am edt - allegedly - Queens or Jamaica, NY). No, Trump wasn't born with a Sun-Neptune square, thought I, but lo and behold what he does have is what I've previously called a "hidden square", an aspect of 256 degrees (or, a 1-2 degree orb), unconscious to be sure. Now for astrologers who use such an aspect (could this be you?), for Trump this falls within the Sun-Neptune square category so here I shall quote from The Astrologers' Handbook (Sakoian and Acker) lest any reader think I'm making this up. Their description will cover romantic and financial tendencies, too, and here I shall add that his father (Sun) didn't provide Donnie with a healthy self-image--it was, in fact, full of error (Neptune):

Sun Square Neptune: "This is the aspect of self-deception par excellence. If the natives are mystically inclined, they often consider themselves the chosen vessels of some Master or Divine Being. This belief is often the result of an unconscious desire for importance.

These persons can be vessels in a pure sense, but only if the rest of the horoscope shows a good mentality, humility, and realistic practicality. A well-developed Mercury and Saturn will do much to offset the negative effects of this square.

Very often peculiar emotional desires and romantic tendencies are indicated which can range from platonic love to the most morbid and debased physical type of sensuality. Secret love affairs and scandal leave confusion in their wake.

The imagination is often overworked and feeds the natives desires to the point where they indulge in self-destructive acts. Severe weaknesses of character can develop, distorting perception of reality. But these difficulties will be manifested only if the rest of the horoscope provides indications of a similar nature.

Usually there is a tendency toward escapism as a means of avoiding individual responsibility and discipline. A well developed Saturn will offset this.

Utmost caution should be exercised to avoid involvement in cults and occult mystical activities of a spurious sort. The motives and character of people who interact with the native emotionally should be carefully and objectively scrutinized.

Unstable and unwise financial speculation should be avoided, since get-rich quick schemes will end in disaster."

Well, there it is. Or there he is. Whether you, dear reader, agree with this description, scoff at the importance of hidden squares, or stubbornly refuse to see Trumpian flaws due to your own idolatry of the man, you may agree or disagree with the above assessment as you wish. However, Trump's Saturn in watery Cancer is weakened by its detriment (opposite Capricorn) and his Mercury in emotional, overly sensitive, self-protective Cancer causes him to look only at facts he wants to see and deny the rest, as well as to consider whatever is done or said within his environment to be directed at himself. And as leader of the 'cult of Trump', backed by hidden people who 'put him here' in the White House, his leanings and tendencies seem clear to me, if not to you, as described, above.

Yes, more aid from his natal Mercury and Saturn would help his Sun-Neptune condition, of course, but I don't consider that to be the case for the poor old fella.

And when we look to the midpoint of his Mercury-Saturn @16Can20, what do we find? Why, his natal Nemesis @16Can40, of course! Trump, at loose ends in the White House, apparently spends hours a day pondering (Mercury-Saturn) divine retribution and retaliation (Nemesis) against his enemies (both real and self-created), doesn't he? Add this to his other personal deficiencies such as natal Mars rising in egotistical Leo - aggressively opposing US natal Moon (We The People) - plus, his death-dealing 12th house Mars-Saturn = Pluto midpoint picture, and disaster appears atop our mutual menu with alarming frequency.


Above depiction of Trump created by an unknown personage.


libramoon said...

(UPDATED) Could American Evangelicals Spot the Antichrist? Here Are the Biblical Predictions:

Jude Cowell said...

Thanks libramoon. jc

Crystal D said...

I've sometimes surmised that challenging Sun/Neptune aspects *can* be one indication of narcissism, or, at the very least, a malignant self-delusion. In politicians (and actors and other public figures) more harm can be done on a larger scale. For instance, Sarah Palin has a Sun/Neptune square from Aquarius to Scorpio.

In Palin's case, this is magnified because it is a tight Sun/Mars/Saturn conjunction all square Neptune. And again in my own experience, that Sun in Aquarius square Neptune can result in so much *covert* egotism (as opposed to the overt Leo egotism). It's not just about ME ME ME but about My Higher Purpose And The Greater Good. But somehow that Greater Good all boils down to Me Me Me.

Trump's sun in Gemini, at least, is not deluding anyone, especially himself, into believing it's for any kind of good other than "gimme gimme GIMME!" #NotAllGeminis, of course! Just THIS one!

Jude Cowell said...

Great points Crystal D thanks!! Yes his narcissism probably figures in since gaseous Neptune is bubbly and can pump up his solar ego (conj ~genius~ Uranus!) along with his Sun-Jupiter trine. His planets + psyche together seem to me like an (im)perfect storm of overblown factors including facets like Leo on 12th cusp associated with enough unconscious conceit to propel a bloviating narcissist who fancies himself a thespian toward rolling cameras and glaring spotlights - such as TV shows and national politics. Of course, glamorous Neptune is underneath it all and inspiring grand fantasies while confusing his perceptions.

Palin? So very awful. Studying her chart was like nails across a blackboard. Hopefully Spanky's chart can be filed away very soon. I'd like to keep whatever nails I have left.

jc ;)

libramoon said...

"With the repeated clashes between an aggressive Mars in Aries and the stellium in Capricorn, we are looking at the final battle of authoritarians worldwide. It is going to be a dangerous world from August to December. If it were not for the fact that Jupiter and Saturn simultaneously conjoin at 0 degrees Aquarius as the Sun ingresses into Capricorn – when the light in the world starts growing – we could be witness to four more years of Trump, and even some kind of authoritarian dynasty of his feckless family. But this monumental conjunction – the first in Aquarius for 800 years, marks a new era. The pandemic will have been instrumental in changing the social, financial and political fabric of society, when nothing else could."

Jude Cowell said...

Thanks libramoon for adding this by Adrian Duncan abut the Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction (which conjuncts US POTUS Sun!) and I fervently hope things turn out this way (and not authoritarian) for America and for us all! jc