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Dec 26, 2020

2020 Ends as Trump plays Medusa the "dark one"

The Head of Medusa by Paul Rubens; Dguendel, CC BY 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

In or around 1618, Peter Paul Rubens painted the severed head of Medusa. And from circa 2017 to 2020, Donald Trump has subjected the American people and the world to the 'star' upon his natal Midheaven (The Goal Point), Algol (Beta Perseus), aka, the Head of Medusa or the Gorgon's Head. As one of his final hurrahs, a balking, sulking, vengeful Trump now holds many more lives in his claws, lives which he may add to his growing list of deaths from his mishandling of the Covid contagion. Meanwhile, many pundits, reporters, writers, and politicians are attempting to describe how and why a golfing Trump is behaving as he is.

Well, with Astrology and star lore at our disposal, let's see if a consideration of Algol and Medusa can enlighten us as to the objectives of Donald Trump, what motivates him, at what should, by all rights, be the end of the line for his misbegotten "presidency." After all, Diana K. Rosenberg says that Algol is often found in criminal and murder charts.

Vicious Algol in late Taurus

Algol is the Head of Gorgo Medusa, say Ebertin and Hoffmann, and the name is derived from the Arabic Al Ghoul (Brady says Ras Al-Ghoul) meaning, "demon," "evil spirit," or "devil." (If you watched the TV series, Gotham, you recognize such a demonic character by name.) And note that 'The Dark One' also shows up in the TV series Once Upon a Time. So a ghoul he is! Especially nowadays when we count the Chinese Astrology description for Algol: "piled up corpses," a goal the WH gangster has reached by doing basically nothing about the coronavirus as if "herd immunity" is the correct way to handle a pandemic rather than furthering the exercise of a hidden depopulation agenda.

Meanwhile, Trump's pile-up continues for want of a stimulus package unless Monday and Tuesday (12/28 and 29) bring override votes from both House and Senate. That's a massive bargaining chip Trump holds in his tiny claws, isn't it?

Ebertin and Hoffmann go on, "Algol is part of a double star system...Its darker brother" (nebula Capulus) "circles the brighter star in about 69 hours, in such a manner that an occultation for nine hours appears as viewed from Earth and this gives a periodical change in brightness." {}"The dark one has the property of pure Saturn character: the lighter one" (Algol) "corresponds not only to Saturnian influence but also to Mars-Uranus-Pluto nature." The stars viciously blend both feminine and masculine rage and the fury of destruction into the psyche of Donald Trump - now with transiting Pluto opposing his natal Saturn in tribal Cancer so that his attempts to impose his authority are challenged by powerful forces and his lifetyle is subject to major alterations.

As for Algol's 'Mars-Uranus-Pluto nature', the Trump "administration" and his Klan-infused White House were imprinted by vibes of Mars-Uranus at the February 2017 Solar Eclipse @8Pisces, and the combustible planetary pair again conjunct on Inauguration Day 2021 @6Tau44. Tragically, we saw effects of the Mars-Uranus combination on Christmas Day just passed expressing brutally and explosively in Nashville, Tennessee. (My condolences to all those affected and to the city of Nashville which I have visited a few times in the past.)

Now an on-topic reminder may be in order - that Trump was born under the influence of an extremely destructive midpoint picture of potentials with his 12th house Pluto at apex - Mars-Saturn (the death axis) = Pluto: 'deaths of many people; murder; brutality; bodily injury or harm; intervention of a higher power' (R. Ebertin). In previous posts concerning his 12th house of the Unconscious, I have called Trump "a man overshadowed by shadows" and nothing has occurred to change that tragic assessment. Gangstas gotta gangsta.

So as we see, ruthless Algol in a natal chart can embue an individual with an intense, consuming passion that, if thwarted, results in a devouring anger and rage (Brady). Contained within the energies of Algol often lurks an unconscious obessession with taking revenge so perhaps you'll agree that we need look no further for an explanation of Mars-rising Trump's current behavior spurred by his loss of the November 3, 2020 Election and the subsequent rebuffs he has experienced ever since - rebuffs instead of the rescue he desparately seeks.

And so I must wonder if the mythological defeat of Medusa using a mirror (to avoid looking directly at her) suggests one way to handle the very snakey Trump - by holding up a mirror to his cruelties and actions so that he might finally see how others see him while he departs the political stage with devil's tail between his stubby legs. Holding up a mirror is what some of those pundits and others have been trying to do and I appreciate the ones who 'cover' Trump in such a way.

But for this grizzled old astrologist, Astrology and star lore say pretty much all that needs to be said about Trump's current, erratic behavior especially considering his natal Uranus in the Mercurial sign of Gemini, a sign that in some of its natives worries that it may be going crazy. Well for me, bang the gavel because the jury is in on that tragic King-Lear-esque determination.

Algol details: Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation (1971), by Ebertin and Hoffmann; and Brady's Book of Fixed Stars. Also note that in Anthony Louis' book, Horary Plain and Simple, he adds to Caput Algol: 'losing one's head, decapitation, horror, fires, sickness, violence, damage to neck and throat', and he concurs with D.K. Rosenburg on, criminality.


Crystal D said...

In this case, Algol refers to piled up corpses, all right - COVID has claimed millions of victims.

I once had this old old astrology book by Nicholas DeVore, called "The Dictionary of Astrology" and I recall that Algol on the midheaven was traditionally meant to predict a violent death, possibly by beheading. (I think Marie Antoinette might have had it in her chart? Or her husband did) Now we don't execute our politicians any more, but maybe this means his power will be cut off somehow. Maybe Letitia James, AG of New York, will do the cutting off of his power, because while he can pardon his way out of federal charges - the states will be waiting.

I don't have a birth time for Tish James, but she was born October 18, 1958, in Brooklyn. She is a Libra with a Capricorn Moon, and, interestingly, her Saturn at 21 Sagittarius is conjunct Trump's Moon and opposite his Sun. Maybe James will be an earthly instrument of karmic justice?

Jude Cowell said...

Hi Crystal D! yes I have Devore's dictionary too. And I suspect we're all counting on the NY office and Tish James in particular to sock it to him as the saying goes! TY for adding her birth date and location, I'd not had a chance to search for the info yet. 🙂

Perhaps his will be a case of Live by Algol expire by Algol. Yet my main concern is for America and the American people. We share his fate. Jude