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Aug 6, 2021

Astro-Notes: The 2004 Transit of Venus and Trump

Astro-Notes on The 2004 Transit of Venus and an Unfaithful Donald Trump

by Jude Cowell

The last Transit of Venus (passing across the Sun from Earth's vantage point) occurred on June 5 and 6, 2012 and is the last Venus Transit of the 21st century. For as you know, Venus Transits occur in pairs every 243 years, 8 years apart and separated by gaps of 121.5 years and 105.5 years. Follow the above Wikipedia link for more details about this rare, scientifically significant, cosmic occultation.

Yet the focus of this post is the 'partner' of the 2012 Transit which occurred on June 8, 2004 so if we check out 2004 in US Politics, we find war criminals Dubya Bush and Dick Cheney in the White House overseeing America's oil-and-poppy grabbing Middle Eastern adventurism in which no WMDs were found - but ancient artifacts were looted from the Iraq Museum. However, the good news is that apparently, 17,000 of the looted artifacts have been returned to where they belong. We might also note that Bush and Cheney were "re-elected" on November 2, 2004 - and that the Venus Cycle (4 and 8 years) forms a background of cosmic influences upon the US Presidential Election Cycle. Not the only one or the only influence on elections, of course, but there it is.

Now to calculate the 2004 Transit of Venus Horoscope, below, my astrology software and I can only manage an exact conjunction of Sun and Venus which, as you see, occurred at 17Gem53:34 at 4:43 am edt (Washington DC: ASC 00Gem13 conjunct Alcyone (keyphrase: something to cry about). Please note that the bi-wheel image shows the 2004 chart surrounding the natal chart of Herr Tr*mp:

Meanwhile, various events in the US during 2004 are listed here. June 2004 events include the resignation of CIA Director George Tenet on June 3rd, the passing of Ronald Reagan, age 93, on June 5th (funeral June 11th, a beloved fellow to many), and the Sea Island, Georgia G-8 Summit ('8' one of Venus' numbers) which then included Russia but as you know, Putin and the Kremlin were kicked out of the group in 2014 due to aggression against Ukraine.

Now since Tr*mp's ambitious dreams of power and control were simmering in the background of 2004 with his alleged foreign connections well underway by then, it seems significant to me that the 2004 Transit of Venus perfected directly upon his natal 10th house Uranus (17Gem53) which happens to be his oriental or guiding planet, with Uranian chaos and disruption being his favored way to do business, as we know. Plus, because erratic Uranus suggests reactionary politics, radical reforms, abrupt changes, unusual contacts or associations, or even zealotry and anarchy - if We The People didn't realize the radical political nature of Tr*mp in 2004, we certainly have seen and experienced such 'wild' and disruptive behavior demonstrated in the last few years, culminating with his terrorist attack on the Legislative branch of government on January 6, 2021 (with more to come).

Yet let's not spotlight only Russia and, by extension, Ukraine, in the Trump saga because two references to China appear in his natal chart, as perhaps you've previously noticed: the Sabian Symbols for his Uranus (18Gemini) and for his natal Moon (22Sagittarius) which are penned on the left of the chart, highlighted in orange. Curiously, one symbol (word picture) sounds like foreign spies having a cozy chat together ('unusual contacts and associations'), and the other = "A Chinese Laundry". He's said to be a dedicated money launderer, you know, and the global criminal underworld surrounds and supports him.

So as you see, transit Pluto in the chart conjuncts his natal Sag Moon so we know 2004 was a time of intense emotional turmoil and fear, being manipulated and controlled, and even overpowered (see lower left corner), plus, potentials of the period included trouble in personal relationships, difficult family matters, and issues of financial empowerment or theft.

Simultaneously, Pluto opposed his Gemini Sun suggesting a time of no-compromise situations (an offer he could't refuse?), threats of devastating consequences made, plus, his ego could have been defeated in a contest of wills against more powerful Plutonian forces. Of course, that's spymaster Pluto of the hidden hand, the manipulative planet of extreme wealth and perhaps ringleader of a criminal syndicate.

Plus, transit Pluto to South Node, a Saturnian point indicating the past, supports the idea of threats to his or his family's personal security, and possibly that he had met with these or other Plutonian figures before (SN).

Then if we view the 2004 Venus Transit Horoscope as one of simple planetary contacts for Tr*mp, Venus conjunct his natal Uranus hints that unusual or nontraditional contacts and alliances occurred along with relationship break-ups, while any threats to his ego probably dissipated rather quickly (as they would have if he accepted 'the offer'). His fabled lack of loyalty was activated (or utilized) and he received attention that made him feel 'special' (bwo Venusian flattery and financial promises) although group participation would have been a bit more difficult than usual for this odd Uranian loner and dictator-wanna-be.

Additionally, a general mention should be made of potentials within the Venus-Uranus pair and the associated tendencies toward extravagance, love of luxury, wastefulness, eccentricity, unfaithfulness, self-willedness in love, temporary liaisons, and sudden separations. And of course, he was born a rebellious, quirky Sun-Uranus kind of guy, an original, tendencies which were spotlighted or enhanced by the transiting Sun @17Gem53 and suggesting public contacts and meetings via his Gemini North Node.

Now in closing, here's a vintage SO'W post concerning this Venusian topic from way back in 2012: Horrocks First Views a Venus Transit in 1639 which provided more accuracy to measurements of our Solar System than observations had ever provided before. And the next Transits of Venus? December 10-11, 2117 and December 8, 2125, both in Sagittarius.

And for daring readers with strong stomachs, here's a clip or two of what 'thespian' Tr*mp was up to in 2004.

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