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Showing posts with label Mars rising with Regulus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mars rising with Regulus. Show all posts

Jul 6, 2023

July 2023 Trump: a YOD of crisis spotlights his Mars in Leo

Another Look at Trump's Mars Return 2023

by Jude Cowell

At the end of June just past, we discussed the July 4th Mars Return 2023 of Donald Trump (chart shown, above). The incomplete YOD of crisis pointing toward his natal Mars @27Leo on that day has moved closer to exactitude so here are a few additional notes on a YOD pattern (crisis or crossroads) with an apex Mars; note that such a pattern when ready to be expressed can also indicate a karmic opportunity for progress, but what are the chances with a vengeful grudge-holder like Trump?

At its base: Neptune sextile Pluto (awakening of the masses to spiritual or karmic forces) inconjunct Mars (motivation, action, energy; in Trump's case: aggression, egoism, zealotry): When ready to express but ill-managed, apex Mars here suggests potentials for displaced anger, aiming his hostility at inapropriate targets. An acute crisis situation induces the need for self-sufficient actions. Severing past ties and rapid adaptation are necessary in order to proceed along a new path, but mismanagement can result in fateful consequences due to (Trump's) rash, disruptive actions. As we see, his vengeful actions and insults these days are only making things worse for him in the legal realms.

So perhaps this is where Trump's rising Mars with royal Regulus comes in with the star's traditional caution: success if revenge is avoided; if not, all that has been gained will be taken away.

Then to complicate matters for our country, Mars @27Leo inconjuncts US 1776 Pluto (27Cap33) which denotes die-hard competitors who cannot accept defeat, even when wrong, and dogmatism is part of the picture. Thwarting them triggers violence, and this is a permanent condition since it's Trump's natal Mars--which also happens to oppose (target) US 1776 Moon (We the People) in late Aquarius in our July 4, 1776 late afternoon chart/s (DoI). The violence by and on behalf of Trump ("American carnage" promised and delivered) we've seen and experienced across the country, so no more need be said.

Feb 6, 2020

Will Trump's next acts of revenge seal his destiny?

February 6, 2020: Only a question or two for today's post: Will Trump's next acts of revenge bring his downfall? As you've heard, he's said to be plotting against those who dared impeach him and attempted to remove him from the Oval Office and his vengeful character is well known. Besides, establishing a dictatorship requires abject loyalty and submission on the part of your subjects. Not your loyalty or submission, only theirs.

Born an eclipse child (meaning a person with an eventful life), Donald Trump has many irons in many fires but even he is subject to the natural law of karma. It just may take longer for his karma to become evident in a public way. Of course, impeachment is part of that process yet he's still standing, at least for now. Yet the old adage that 'the bigger they are the harder they fall' may soon apply. Please note that I personally take no glee from this because as Trump goes so goes America--and I suspect that even a fake POTUS qualifies.

Never a pristine snowflake and possessing a destructive temperament, Mr. Mars Rising is reportedly Compiling a Nixonian 'Enemies List' as He Seeks Revenge for Impeachment with John Bolton said to be Trump's top target. Are Rep. Adam Schiff and Speaker Nancy Pelosi his numbers two and three? Where on the list is Mitt Romney, the Republican who upheld his conscience and voted against him?

Meanwhile, for now it's true that Trump enjoys major success and benefits in large part due to royal star Regulus rising with his contentious Mars (a malevolent pairing for Regulus), yet the star's caution is very clear--and resonates with karma's decree that he will reap what he sows.

And so my primary question continues unanswered, at least for the moment:

Will Regulus Assure the Destiny of Donald Trump?

Dec 21, 2017

Horoscope: Russia - Flag Raised December 25, 1991

Image: Russia - Flag Raised, a symbolic moment for the good people of Russia; it's their "The Evil Empire is dead, long live Mother Russia" moment giving life to the myth and providing an invaluable public relations image for the people to cling to. The chart is set for a Lunar Hour on December 25, 1991 5:45 pm GMT Moscow, Russia; it is two years until the series of Great Conjunctions between 'new world order' planets of The Enlightenment, Uranus and Neptune (1993) though they are conjunct in this chart, as you see.

In Nicholas Campion's The Book of World Horoscopes, the Flag Raised chart is #280, and is one of twenty horoscopes shown for the country now called, Russia. The book's Russia charts range from the Russia Unification chart of September 20, 0862 (Novgorod) through the Bolshevik era (1917), past the end of the USSR and Russian independence, and on to the Flag Raised chart you see here. Since this horoscope times a symbolic act to support a favorable image for the Russian public to admire, and since approval-seeking Mr. Trump is all about public image along with his love of money and gold, it is here displayed because the chart seems to resonate quite well with Trump's natal planets including his natal Ascendant (29Leo) with Mars rising @26Leo (conjunct this chart's Ascendant) and carrying royal star Regulus with them.

And note that in the Synastry Grid shown below, the two men enjoy a working relationship via a close Mars-Mars trine (0A15), plus, Putin's natal Saturn @17Lib27 precisely conjoins Trump's natal Jupiter @17Lib27 (strong in its Station Direct condition).

To me their Saturn-Jupiter combo supports what some in the US intelligence community have said--that former KGB agent Putin has cultivated Trump as a Russian asset for years and we know the Trump organization has received funding from Russia in the past, or so said Donald Trump, Jr who was born under this chart's Sun Cap-Moon Virgo personality blend. Sympatico? If so, financial arrangements between Putin/Russia and Donald Trump compromised Trump the candidate and made him unfit to play the role of US president--and that's besides Russian interference in our 2016 election/s which may have also benefited certain Republican politicians (and possibly Dems) who don't want "Russia-Gate" investigated for self-protective and political reasons. Mr. Trump's often expressed approval of Mr. Putin's way of doing things has hinted at his compromised condition ever since--and now the two seem to be phone pals (as long as Putin continues to flatter Trump).

And if we compare this Flag Raised chart of Russia with the natal horoscope of Donald Trump we see, among other connections, an interesting double Moon-Mars link between them. In Politics and Business, Michael Munkasey's Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets gives a description of this planetary pair as: 'leaders who show concern about the welfare of others, but who don't necessarily follow through with relief','using or developing metal or mineral resources', 'farming activities which do not receive sufficient support from leadership', 'a military hierarchy which fluctuates in its effectiveness', and/or 'commercial uses of land resources for military or business activities'.

So considering dictator-wanna-be Trump's apparent adoration of dictator Vladimir Putin, is it a cosmic curiosity that Mr. Trump's Secondary Progressed (SP) New Moon which perfects on September 16, 2019 @3Vir00 conjoins the rising Moon of Russia (in this chart)? Not to me it isn't. How about you?

Synastry Grid: Trump (across) and Putin (down); trines of benefit and sextiles of opportunity are circled (as is their Moon-Uranus quincunx by mistake); they sure have lots of planetary links between them!

Jul 18, 2017

Ceres bids farewell to the February 2017 Eclipses

July 18, 2017: From now until two weeks prior to The Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017 we remain under (fading) auspices of the February 10th Lunar and February 26 Solar Eclipses of 2017. You recall that the Lunar Eclipse fell @22Leo (the 'worst foot forward' degree, or sometimes, the 'open mouth insert foot' significator). For one such as myself (underwhelmed so far by the indiscreet Mr. Trump's amateurish White House behavior) this description may easily apply to his performance playing the role of US POTUS (and it widely conjoins his natal Mars Rising @26Leo).

And of course, the Solar Eclipse series now of influence is the 19 South which manifested with the February 26 New Moon @8Pis12, a sensitized degree (ex: Solar Eclipse Feb 26, 1998 @8Pisces 18 South: endings, partings, separations). And did we discuss how 8 Pisces is the degree of America's natal Ceres and Pluto-Chiron midpoint? Plutocrats manipulate our food supply, security, grains, milk production, homeland and family--so many nourishing things are under the watchful eye of maternal Ceres--and with secret society shenanigans tossed in with the soggy Wheaties!

Yet in 2017 even archetypal Ceres, promoter-exploiter of growth and harvest cycles, must bid fond farewell to the 19 South once again as its influences give way to the next cosmic phenomenon, the Total 1 North Solar Eclipse soon approaching ocean and land and ready to race across America from Oregon to South Carolina (horoscopes shown).

For more on the interesting dwarf planet Ceres the video The Ceres Lights, a 13-m-44-s presentation concerning the Dawn probe's fly-by visit to Ceres, the mysterious lights that have been spotted there, and the pyramid and other geometrical shapes allegedly rising from its surface--unless the shapes are only the human brain's inherent patterning ability kicking in. Like the Man in the Moon, who was a big star in 1902 (see below).


As for August's critical-degreed (29Leo) Solar Eclipse hitting the natal Ascendant (29Leo) of Donald J. Trump and his super-sensitive, bombastic Mars Rising in dramatic Leo with royal Regulus, there's no telling just what might happen. But as it turns out, the unpredictable Mr. Uranus-in-Gemini is happiest when he's creating chaos here and around the world and calling other despots and sociopaths on the phone for informal chatty chats.

What's one of the key things to remember in August? Wear your eclipse safety glasses!

Now here's the first known science fiction film, Georges and Gaston Milies's Le Voyage Dans la Lun (A Trip to the Moon; run time 12m 52s with the silent film's 'lost ending' restored). Watch for the comet that streams across the's hilarious! And here's the video link in case of removal:

Le Voyage Dans la Lun by the Milies brothers 1902.

Jul 6, 2017

July 7, 2017 Trump-Putin Face Off at G-20 Hamburg

Recently when we Moon Tracked the Hamburg G-20 Summit through Friday and Saturday July 7th and 8th, the face-to-face between Mr. Trump and Mr. Putin was being billed as a "sidelines" meeting (tryst, I call it) but since then their face off has been characterized as an official meeting which should mean that there will be others in the room to record it. If so, that remains to be seen.

Well, here's a very brief BBC News segment reporting that German Chancellor Angela Merkel is "very angry" with Donald Trump for withdrawing the US from the global climate change agreement, noting that Trump is in process of withdrawing America from her global leadership role (one of the things I suspect he was placed in the Oval Office to do), and calling tomorrow's Trump-Putin face off "the prize fight of this summit."

Easy-to-Read Trump Will Meet a Savvy Putin

So how well do you think Trump vs Putin up close and personal can possibly go? An amateur Mars-rising-with Regulus ego against a first class player (who also sports a massive ego), both below-the-belt fighters who fancy themselves as strongmen capable of ruling the world? Both nations' current activities in Syria will allegedly be a topic of discussion between the leaders of the two meddling countries itching for a world war, it seems--a world war begun with meddling in the cradle of civilization, where else? Apparently, the 'East vs West' conflagration includes America against Mr. Putin's Russia with the Chinese government peeking around their fluttering fans at Trump and North Korea.

Maybe Mr. Trump will thank (while failing to criticize) the underhanded oligarch who helped install him in the White House.


The horoscope of Syria's 1970 Assad Coup and its natal chart with the difficult 2012 Saturn transit of Syria's 12th house Venus, Jupiter, and Sun in dark Scorpio, sign of Vladimir Putin's natal Venus.

And here's a previous post giving the founding data and list of planets for North Korea whose natal Saturn @29Leo (planet of maturity, authority, accountability, lessons, management, laws, structure, status quo) will be 'eclipsed' by The Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017.

Plus, there's an upcoming cosmic factor we may want to keep our eyes on: Donald Trump's Mars Return of August 31, 2017. And for this Martian go-round he's in the White House--which ought to worry even the most stalwart of Trump supporters.

May 17, 2017

DC Horoscope: US Mars Return May 22, 2017

Perpetual War Proceeds: please enlarge the horoscope to read my scribbled astro-notes concerning America's upcoming Mars Return which perfects on May 22, 2017 at 2:42:42 pm edt Washington DC (return chart based on natal chart: USA July 4, 1776 5:09 pm LMT Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).

As you see, warrior Mars conjoins Midheaven (MC) for all the world to see (Mr. Trump and his first overseas tour?) while transit Saturn @26Sag10 Rx conjoins the IC and has been opposing US natal Mars off and on since December 2016 and will do so again including a Direct Station @21Sag11 a few days after The Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017 @29Leo (hitting Mr. Trump's natal Ascendant and royal Regulus and singeing his natal Mars @26Leo), a rare 'cosmic blink' event which will be visible from West Coast to East--and which can be seen here conjunct the 12th cusp of this return chart--the 12th house of karma, self-undoing, politics, large institutions, and backroom deals:

As for aspects to and from Mars (the star of this show) its only applying aspect is the opposition to Saturn, however, the Moon (the public) sextiles activist Mars (2A14) which denotes opportunities for self-reliance, discipline, but also compassion to be shown. Holding back or repressing feelings in order to conform is a possibility as is having the wisdom to avoid conflict. Others are accommodated until the sense of fairness is violated or some other provocation triggers a firm stand and battle is entered.

A very prominent aspect is Tr Saturn opposing natal Mars: resistance, frustration, gridlock. Chart-ruler Mercury @6Tau51 in 8th house of Corporatism makes no applying aspects (or any other) and is out-of-bounds; radical Utopian Uranus continues its lurch through Mars-ruled Aries where it is joined by Venus, the lady traveling with asteroids Isis and Toro, a power asteroid that hints at nuclear power. Bucket handle Jupiter @13Lib41 Rx rises in 1st house offering some measure of protection (as ruler of 4th house, Saturn, and 7th house) while conjoining US natal Saturn (a partial lifting of burdens).

Saturn and Uranus trine one another and, with North Node, form a Fire 'Grand Trine' of protection and connection which suggests those with many plans for the future but who may also demand loyalty from others. (If this sounds like Mr. Trump, it's meant to.) The aspect is a natal echo from America's 1776 Saturn-Uranus trine (then in Air: Libra-Gemini) which is/was compatible with future generations of Americans who can/could easily identify with our original form of authority. Our government's current perpetual war stance? Not so much.

Now a few quick words about Venus @16Ari33 since she's traveling with asteroids Isis and with Toro, a power asteroid that hints of nuclear power potential--in the 7th house of Partners and Open Enemies. Those are the few quick words.

Conscious + Unconscious Energies

Air-Fire Sun Gemini-Moon Aries is a personality blend of a 'beguiling trickster, a natural leader, a great persuader and salesman', and 'an egotist who shows partiality and rides roughshod over others'. (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles and Suzi Harvey). Here is a descriptive quote by Robert Morley who shares this as his natal Sun-Moon blend:

"Show me a man who enjoyed his schooldays and I'll show you a bully and a bore."

Considering the present conditions now embroiling the White House, 'nuff said.

Update 5.17.17: former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been appointed Special Counsel in the Trump-Flynn-Russia situation.

May 11, 2017

Comey Fired, Trump Feisty, and Mussolini Mooned

Astro-Notes: The James Comey Firing, Donald Trump, and the Natal Chart of Benito Mussolini

by Jude Cowell

A quick peek at the natal horoscope of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini (in power from 1922 to 1945) shows his Ascendant-Descendant axis to be 20Scor31/20Tau31. On May 10, 2017 a Full Moon occurred @20Sco24 on the very day that Mr. Trump fired FBI Director James Comey (with the Full Moon phase signifying a culmination of some kind). Since yesterday, calls for an independent prosecutor into the Republican administration's Trump-Russia connections have grown louder as would be expected due to the nontraditional use of such a strong-arm tactic. And since Full Moons (and New Moons) can affect, disrupt, and/or change direction of events in similar fashion to 'wild card' Uranian eclipses, it seems significant that a Full Moon @21Scorpio should trigger the natal chart of El Duce especially since some people have called Mr. Trump a dictator wannabe.

And here's a mildly nauseous stunner involving Mussolini's natal Mars @13Gem08: Mars is the aggressive planet of war and contention, and the combative planet that rises in Donald Trump's natal chart (along with royal Regulus, keywords: success if revenge is avoided--otherwise all that's been gained will be lost--Brady). Mussolini's Mars Return occurred in tandem with the Full Moon of May 10, 2017 at 4:05 pm in his home town in Italy but perfected at 10:05 am edt May 10th when the Return chart is set for Washington DC--and would indicate a new cycle of activity if he were alive. As it is, perhaps he only sat up in his grave and applauded for Donald Trump.

Benny and Donny and Jimmy

Benito Mussolini July 29, 1883 2:00 pm Predappio, Italy; a Fire-Air Sun Leo-Moon Gemini blend with the conscious-unconscious energies of an ambitious opportunist who tends to rationalize and who can slip into cynicism and/or despondency like a rebellious child. Does this sound similar to Mr. Trump's personality? Well, his Sun Gemini-Moon Sagittarius blend is very similar--it's an Air-Fire combo!

James Comey December 14, 1960 "noon" Yonkers, New York; natal Sun 22Sag+ conjunct the separative Moon-SN conjunction of Donald Trump with its bad timing vibe (suspicion centers on the timing of Trump's Comey firing--why now? see link, below). Mr. Comey's natal Moon is possibly in Scorpio or late Libra (probably in Scorpio, sign of spies, surveillance, detection, and crime). Transit Pluto in Capricorn has been trodding upon Mr. Comey's natal Saturn (karmic planet of authority, control, accountability, directorship) indicating a period when past actions affect the present, structures and traditions may be altered or permanently transformed, and abuse of authority is engaged in--or encountered. Also the current Solar Eclipse of February 26, 2017 @8Pis12 conjoins Comey's natal South Node so that a break or some sort of separation in relationship has a rather loud karmic ring if those relationships are not strong enough to stand the strain. They were not.

Actually, we've already discussed karmic transits to Mr. Comey's natal planets and to the FBI natal chart way back on November 1, 2016 which is around the time of the November 8, 2016 Election when Mr. Trump apparently began to consider the firing of FBI Director James Comey. Why, it's almost as if Trump knew the fix was in.

Here's an MSNBC-Rachel Maddow segment: Comey Firing Raises Question: Why Now?

edit: I almost neglected to add the Sabian Symbol for 21Scorpio: "A Soldier Derelict in His Duty" which must refer to James Comey who wasn't 'doing his job' according to Donald Trump. Or, as Dane Rudhyar puts it, "Obeying His Conscience, a Soldier Resists Orders...Keynote: A readiness to face the results of a refusal to follow the authoritarian patterns of an aggressive society."

Apr 4, 2017

DC Horoscope: Lunar Eclipse Aug 7, 2017 and the Planets of Mr. Trump

Here is the Lunar Eclipse horoscope of August 7, 2017 set for the White House, Washington DC (as representative of America). The eclipse perfects at 2:10:34 pm edt @15AQ25 in the 3rd house of Communications, Primary Education, Siblings, Short Journeys, and the Lower Mind. Its Prenatal Solar Eclipse (PE) @8Pis12 in the 19 South Saros Series (Feb 26, 2017) is in the 4th house with mysterious Neptune Rx and wounded healer Chiron (which is unaspected) in secretive Pisces. Yet the Aquarian Lunar Eclipse is the mate of the next Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017 @29Leo (at Midheaven of this eclipse chart!), a critical and impatient 29th degree, in the 1 North Saros Series, aka, The Mother of All Eclipses. This was the Fixed Cross Solar Eclipse of August 11, 1999 that seer-astrologer Nostradamus predicted and had 'terror' and difficult financial implications for the New Millennium.

Please enlarge the image if you wish to read my study notes:

Hour: Mercury (in 10th house of Public Status and Career @10Vir27, sign of the critic, the author, the teacher, the scientist) and chart-ruler Mars (11Leo43 in 9th house and just having passed Mr. Trump's natal Pluto, a karmic period of investments and investigations when taking revenge brings perilous results. As you see, Trump's natal Mars rising at his 29Leo Ascendant is at Midheaven along with royal star Regulus (success if revenge is avoided--otherwise, all that's been gained will be taken away), and the 8th house Venus @8Can16 conjoins Mr. Trump's natal Mercury which stimulates his urge to communicate and denotes a potential for good news.

However, Mercury opposes deceitful Neptune and we must remember that Mr. Trump was born under the influence of a fact-distorting, indiscreet Mercury-Neptune square (the sneaky mind - Oken); the Virgo-Pisces polarity is intercepted in the chart indicating something hidden and karmic (reaping what's been sown) affecting conditions in August. With the square, one tends to fantasize and create a personal version of the truth and we've certainly noted this tendency in Mr. Trump in previous posts, thanks to his Mercury-Neptune square.

As the horoscope shows, the Lunar Eclipse in DC manifests across the 3/9 axis so that karmic communications concerning foreign lands and people may be one thing described here with issues involving Education and one's Philosophy possibilities as well. And the 11th house Jupiter @17Lib57 ('18Libra' = "Two Men Placed Under Arrest"...neg: total inappropriateness of impulse and act" - Jones) is in process of completing Mr. Trump's current Jupiter Return (17Lib27). The third of three conjunctions to his natal Jupiter perfects on August 4, 2017 and spotlights the ongoing transit of Pluto square natal Jupiter, a period when more powerful and influential people block efforts at Jupiterian expansion. In fact, it's a time when taking oneself too seriously or exaggerating one's importance negatively affects activities in the realms of Politics, Public Relations, War, and Diplomacy.

Personal Relationship Concerns

As we see in the chart, another cosmic spotlight is cast once again by transit Saturn, the restrictive lesson-bringer and taskmaster, hitting Mr. Trump's natal Moon-South Node conjunction, an ouch! transit if there ever was one. As a Full Moon personality, relationships are prominent in Donald Trump's life but recently the word divorce has surfaced in the media concerning Donald and Melania Trump's marriage (but that's their business, imo). Meanwhile, transit Saturn also opposes his natal Sun (22Gemini) so that ego (Sun) is squelched (Saturn), and his or a family member's health may be affected by Saturn (bones, teeth, skin, calcification, a growth or blockage, etc).

Obviously, there are several other chart factors worthy of noting (Moon ruling 9th house, Sun ruling 10th, etc) in this Leonine horoscope but in an effort to type a post not a book, let's close with the Sabian Symbols of this Lunar Eclipse--the two word pictures (each of which are Illumination Points of the other), plus, the negative expressions of the degrees (these are penned upon the chart).

Warning: these word pictures may sound familiar:

Sun '16Leo': "Sunshine Just After a Storm"... negative expression: continual upset over petty issues; Moon '16AQ': "A Big Businessman at His Desk"... negative expression: ambitious superficiality.

(The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Marc Edmund Jones.)

Note that the off-and-on Jupiter-Uranus opposition isn't registering in the Lunar Eclipse horoscope of August but will perfect in late September 2017 so that its 'political conflicts' vibes will continue to affect or stir up Washington DC's many many problems. The two planets last met in Great Conjunction/s three times: June 8, 2010, September 19, 2010, and January 4, 2011--twice in late Pisces and once at the Cardinal World Point 00Aries (aka, the Aries Point) on June 8, 2010. You'll remember Mr. Obama and the Republican Party stalemates of that era along with the Tea Party vs Old Guard Republicans.

Mar 5, 2017

Acrux of the Southern Cross and the Eclipse of Donald Trump

Starry Acrux! The Great American Eclipse Ruffles Mr. Trump and His Warring Mars

by Jude Cowell

Once upon a time the constellation of the Southern Cross was visible in Jerusalem. Was it followed by the Maji as the Star of Bethlehem? Doesn't seem probable to me but then there are several theories as to what that cosmic Star may have been. However, we do know that the three Maji of gold-frankencense-and-myrrh fame were Eastern astrologers and seers who knew what they were looking at and what they were compelled to do: follow its guidance to honor the new king.

The Southern Cross constellation's brightest star is Acrux (Alpha Crux), a triple star that can be used in astrology though my own use of fixed stars tends toward the symbolic side with star positions (sign and degree) aligning in horoscopes with various planets (if they do--conjunctions and the occasional opposition only). Parans between stars and planets (whether rising, culminating, setting, and/or lower-ing together) are often noted by yours truly but are not always mentioned in texts (for then posts would soon become books) and for Acrux this is moot anyway since the star is not visible in most northern hemisphere charts and may not be used at all unless symbolically.

And of course, in Astrology the archetypal symbol of The Cross in essence denotes The Cross of Matter upon which the human body manifests on the earthly plane and when prominent in a horoscope suggests the ability to bring things to fruition, to give them substance (as when Jesus Christ was physically born and died--on The Cross of Matter, the first death). Actualizing one's potential (ex: materialism that leads to financial wealth, success), moving and taking action, and getting things done are keynotes of Acrux.

And we know that, "Fixed stars work through eclipses." (The Book of the Eclipse, Ovason.)

So if we add to a study using fixed stars an intriguing and highly flawed individual like Donald Trump we have a sensational story fit for novelists whom no one would believe if they read them. His natal Uranus in Gemini (he behaves like a Gemini and in fact, is one with natal Sun there) leads all his natal planets from his 10th house of Career. Meanwhile, America's natal 'totem planet' of revolution, Uranus @8Gem55, was activated in 1946 by Mr. Trump's Prenatal Solar Eclipse when it occurred May 30, 1946 @9Gemini in the 2 Old North Saros Series.

2 Old North's difficult themes include: unfortunate news concerning friendships and/or other relationships, endings of unions, separation issues, and action regarding personal relationships (Predictive Astrology, Brady).

2 Old North last manifested on July 1, 2000 @10Can15 and will repeat on July 13, 2018 @21Cancer during the second year of the presidency of Donald Trump. We may expect 2 Old North themes of separation and endings to express for and through him around that time (whether he still acts as president or not).

Uranian Donald Trump's Prenatal Solar Eclipse = US Natal Uranus: Sudden Conflicts

It's always instructive to look at the initial eclipse of a series--for Mr. Trump (born June 14, 1946) his 2 Old North series began manifesting @5Can49 (conjunct the future degree of US natal Jupiter!) on June 24, 0792 (OS) giving all subsequent interpretations a lunar cast. 2 Old North ends with a last solar hurrah on July 23, 2036 @29Leo, the same degree as The Great American Eclipse which will be visible from Oregon to South Carolina on August 21, 2017 @29Leo (horoscope linked, below).

The August 21, 2017 eclipse is personally significant for Mr. Trump (and thus for America) for it conjoins (or activates or eclipses) his natal Ascendant and is squished between his rising Mars (26Leo) and Ascendant (29Leo), with royal star Regulus in the mix. Curiously, Trump's Secondary Progressed (and Solar Arc) Sun, originally in Gemini, has recently and symbolically left Leo and entered Virgo--and the precessed position of Regulus is now @00Virgo+ which hints that Regulus is his 'essence' and 'objective' at age 70--if we were to use fixed stars in Progressions! Personally, I think timing issues may be seen through them but use of stars in Progressions is your choice and is frowned upon by astrological tradition.

America Affected

Yet how tragic for America if our nation in need of a competent president and civilian Commander-in-Chief partakes too freely of the archetypal theater in Mr. Trump's life at age 70, that of Regulus reflecting upon him the fatal flaw inherent in this most royal of stars: success if revenge is avoided. For coupled with his aggressive warrior Mars (in proud Leo, the lion), Regulus, star of power and success, gives an ability to lead, yes, but if one takes revenge any greatness will suffer an "eclipse" and consequently bring a "fall from grace."

Such is the potential of Mr. Donald J. Trump. If he manages to avoid the negative caution that attaches to Regulus he may be the first yet considering his petty, perverse, retaliatory, tweeting and insinuating nature, it isn't likely that he can avoid the ultimate consequences of failure though it may seem so for a while. After all, while playing the presidential role, there are many people both hidden and otherwise who continually 'prop him up' in spite of what could, should, or by all rights will, bring him down from high office and plunk him into the shadows.

And America with him.


Related Posts: August 21, 2017 The Great American Eclipse, its shadow up to 70+ miles wide--talk about being followed by a moon shadow!

And with June on the way, here's the Summer Solstice 2017 Horoscope set for Washington DC and showing Mr. Trump's natal planets around the outside. See his first natal planet to rise...

And check this out from writer and astrologer Neil Spencer:

"The most high profile celestial event of 2017 is the total solar eclipse of August 21, whose path cuts across 14 states of the USA, from Oregon to South Carolina; surely a heaven-sent boon to the end-of-the-world brigades (who come in many guises), and the manufacturers of fake news. That almost all the states in the eclipse’s shadow voted for Donald Trump should add to speculation about its meaning; perhaps the Commander in Chief will tweet that he personally arranged it."

Yes, (Uranian-in-Chief) Mr. Trump just may tweet something along those lines if White House staffers fail to keep a phone out of his Geminian hands.

Feb 10, 2017

Feb 2017: Jupiter-Saturn, a Lunar Eclipse, a Comet, Arcturus, and Trump

Is a Trump Administration Worth All the Trouble?

by Jude Cowell

Since last week it has been difficult to miss the troubles of Mr. Trump's executive-ordered 'Muslim ban' squelched by the Judiciary branch of the US government for after all, 'conflict' is the litigious Mr. Mars-Rising's middle name. And yet an attempt to expand executive power isn't unusual behavior from a president, especially a brand new one, but treading over the US Constitution with muddy boots is asking to be slapped down and the Judiciary branch is typically the sheriff to do so. At least it ought to be that way in these heady days of the New Millennium, second decade as it is, because the tension between Jupiter and Saturn create the yin-yang balance of the Universe which keeps the planets in their courses.

So it's only natural that Trump vs the Judiciary is on everyone's minds along with our government's traditional checks'n'balances which can be described astrologically by expansive Jupiter in balance with restrictive Saturn--these days proceeding through the tropical Zodiac while engaged in a beneficial sextile (60 degrees) with each other, off and on. Transit Jupiter, now at 23Libra, has led a Locomotive pattern of increase and success even while retrograde and with 23Libra spotlighting two fixed stars, Spica (the spike) and Arcturus (a different approach), we find the office of the president (Spica = the Washington Monument) and the White House (Arcturus in L'Enfant's plan of Washington DC) having a tough time that includes the US Congress (Regulus, brought to Earth within the Federal Triangle). Three buildings located at America's founding intended to echo three major stars--and three branches of government meant to keep an eye on one another!

To spy the green comet look between sparkling Arcturus and Planet Saturn!.

And of course, if you know anything about the natal horoscope and planets of Donald J. Trump, you know his fighting Mars in proud Leo rises with royal star Regulus (success if revenge is avoided). However, Mr. Trump has demonstrated a pattern of embracing and delighting in taking revenge. "SEE YOU IN COURT!" he tweeted, shouting in all caps after his ban was disallowed by a three-judge panel. Meanwhile, Hillary tweeted '3-0' to rub Trump's nose in his failure and yours truly replied to Hillary, 'a sweet tweet but it riles the baby'. Can you blame me? Okay, go ahead!

Besides have legal implications of the planetary pair, when society is under the influence of a Jupiter-Saturn sextile, overreach or over-extension are the primary causes of failure and it is by patience and careful planning that success may be attained. Recently even White House staffers have admitted that perhaps they should have consulted the departments that would be affected by a travel ban before springing it upon unwary officials and travelers (some who were traveling here for medical reasons). A steady development of plans while recognizing the limitations involved is the conservative approach which can actually lead to achievement while avoiding self-sabotage. Perhaps the label 'conservative' is the wrong description of the reactionary radicals, alt-right and otherwise, now roaming White House halls of power.

And so with the transit of Saturn, karmic planet of lessons, tasks, limitation, accountability, and delay, @23Sagittarius (Sag ruled by Jupiter), we see the societal pair of Jupiter and Saturn (checks-n-balances) in sextile aspect from Libra to Sag. Plus, Mr. Trump is in the midst of a three-fer Jupiter Return so expanded power has been on top of his to-do list for some time, that we know. And having a prominent Jupiter (17:27 stationary direct) in his natal chart and psyche (and exalted in Libra), we've heard Mr. Trump express the typical complaint of this placement more than once: "it's not fair!' which for him seems to apply to anyone who disagrees with his ideas or plans or who stands in his self-righteous, grandiose way. (He did, after all, 'do it his way', a good theme for his most elevated planet, radical independent Uranus in changeable Gemini, communicative sign of the trader, deal-maker--and double dealer.)

Yet perhaps in this meager attempt to understand the Oval Office occupant's current troubles of limitation and delay (aided by his lack of proper preparation), it is more to the point that transit Saturn has been within orb of conjoining Mr. Trump's natal Moon-South Node conjunction (21--24Sag) while simultaneously opposing his natal Sun (ego) in Gemini, something discussed multiple times here on Stars Over Washington and if the limiting effects of this Saturnian transit were not seen before the last few days, they surely can be now. Relationship problems (his natal Full Moon in Gem-Sag hit by transit Saturn = separation, endings, Melania-we-hardly-knew-ya, and health issues (or perhaps healthcare repeal/replace with the ACA/Obamacare which promises to become Trumpcare) have been demanded by old man Saturn, the Timekeeper of the Universe. Even transit Saturn opposing natal Uranus, planet of freedom, independence, and rebellion, has brought restrictions into his life while also supplying more serious responsibilities that limit his ability to go where he wants, when and how he wants.

So with the unpredictable harbinger effects of the approaching green comet set aside, there remains tonight's Lunar Eclipse @22Leo27 (the 'worst foot forward' degree) perfecting approximately three degrees from Mr. Trump's natal Mars while the eclipse Sun @22Aquarius spotlights the "Big Bear" of Russia in the Sabian Symbols. It may be up to five days before the eclipse shows its true intentions. Under the rays of tonight's eclipse (and followed by the February 26th Solar Eclipse in murky Pisces where transit Neptune has been eroding reality), inconvenient secrets, more info leaks, and news about scandals past and present may certainly manifest but for whose benefit? As always, only the Cosmos knows and that's for us to find out.


Related Posts: Transits to Inauguration 2017 Planets Bring Frustration; The Whimsical Sun (POTUS) of Inauguration 2017; The Unaspected and Out-of-Bounds Planets of Donald Trump; Inauguration 2017 Midpoint Pictures and Sun-Moon Blend; the rock'em sock'em Natal Chart of Donald Trump; and be on guard for Spring Equinox 2017 in March for not only does it time an explosive Mars-Uranus conjunction @21Aries (conjunct US natal Chiron), but warrior Mars joins anarchist Uranus in opposition to expansive Jupiter in Libra (Mr. Trump) so take all the safety precautions that you can and don't be surprised if someone new of a fighting nature enters the White House.

Jan 30, 2017

Transits to Inauguration 2017 Planets Bring Frustration

Recent political developments in the US inspired a look at the first 6 months of planetary transits to the Inauguration 2017 horoscope. This resulted in slight amazement at how many transits offer frustration and delay for the White House. Perhaps you are not surprised, dear reader, since recent news reports contain only partial success for Mr. Trump's and Mr. Bannon's policies such as banning visitors to the US from Muslim countries (though not the ones that participated in the attacks of 9/11). When the outcry was more than the White House anticipated, an attempt was made to blame President Obama's previous list of nations but that ploy isn't working very well either for the amateurish crowd now mishandling the White House.

But whether or not you agree that Mr. Trump and his minions are 'mishandling' our government, the 2017 planets in their courses are objectively showing a picture of frustration and a stalling of the administration's dearest objectives with only partial success at best. So by the time of a major signpost, when the Sun opposes Inauguration 2017 Sun, aka, POTUS, will plans and aims progress for the White House and thus for the nation?

Here's a bi-wheel with the Inauguration 2017 horoscope inside and transits for July 23, 2017 set for 8:08:40 am edt, the moment the Sun @00Leo49:53 opposes the POTUS Sun (00AQ49:53) in what some call an 'un-birthday'. If you enlarge the chart perhaps my scribbles will become legible for almost everything I wish to say about the matter is squished upon the chart including the primary point about an un-birthday: time to measure progress or the lack of it; unfavorable for ego-related pursuits (such as those driven by ego); reassess priorities and change course, if necessary:

Outside the chart/s are penned Mr. Trump's natal planets, plus, the Solar Eclipses of September 1, 2016 (9Vir21) and February 26, 2017 (8Pis12) are added. Actually, transit Saturn in Sagittarius squaring Inauguration 2017 Mars (24Pis21) is quite enough to block, restrict, or delay initiatives and skew their plans. Calm persistence and patience (not Mr. Trump's best qualities with natal Mars rising with royal Regulus in vain Leo) are the keys to success. However, this Saturn-Square-Mars transit perfects three times in 2017--once already on January 29th, again on June 17th, and finally on October 29, 2017 so frustration is in effect the entire year. (Of course, other transits aid or deny POTUS plans as well but that's a post of a thousand words so let's not for now.)

Now Mr. Trump's 'first 100 days' ends on April 29th (or the 30th at noon, the way I count it) so that has become an important presidential benchmark since the days of FDR. When I looked at transits of that day there's a Lunar Return to the New Moon in Gemini which timed Mr. Trump's announcement of a White House run in June 2015 (as he descended from on high in Trump Tower to speak before a paid audience). Shortly before 9:00 pm on April 29, 2017, Luna sails across the 00Cancer Cardinal World Point of manifestation which creates two Sun-Moon blends of cosmic weather for April 29, 2017: Sun Taurus-Moon Gemini (dusty Earth-Air) and Sun Taurus-Moon Cancer (muddy Earth-Water). For comparison's sake, here are the Images for Integration for both blends which may or may not relate to the condition of Mr. Trump's administration after its first 100 days:

Sun Taurus-Moon Gemini: A wealthy publisher launches another new project...A restaurateur earns a reputation for delicious souffles and meringues...A scientist brilliantly discourses on the mysteries of nature.

Sun Taurus-Moon Cancer: Dr. Spock teaching mothers how to bring up their children...A baker undertakes to feed an orphanage...Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake.

So apparently by the end of April we'll have fluffy souffles and/or the angry swan of the Cygnus constellation. Well, I don't know about you but I'm not certain which, if any, to cheer for.

Related posts include: The Whimsical Sun (POTUS) of Inauguration 2017; and don't miss the rock 'em sock 'em natal chart of Donald Trump!

Recommended as always: Sun Sign-Moon Sign, by Charles and Suzi Harvey.

Nov 9, 2016

Nov 9 2016: "We'll deal fairly with everyone --" President-Elect Donald Trump

"It's Going to Be a Beautiful Thing." - Donald J. Trump

A Conciliatory Day Dawns and Mr. Trump Is President-Elect...and the sneaky feeling I've had about holding a General Election while overhead expansive Jupiter in Libra is the engine of a Locomotive pattern denoting an extraordinary executive type of person leading the Choo-Choo toward promised revealed.

Whether it's success in the areas of life We the People actually need and in a best-results manner is a tale waiting to be told. CEO Trump's behavior as president and the consequences and results of his actions and non-actions will be the primary tonal guide for Stars Over Washington 'going forward', as the politicians are taught to say.

During the upcoming Trump-Pence presidency, the right to read the Cosmos-to-Earth implications as they appear to yours truly will continue here with the same common-good flavor as begun in 2005. Yet if Mr. Trump intends to unify America as he promises and manages to succeed (engine Jupiter leading the throng of energies--planets--with his many proposed objectives, then he and this blogger will see eye to eye in many cases. After all, Jupiter in Libra rays surrounded Baby Trump (formerly Drumpft) and are imprinted within him in spite of his super-sensitive Mars-rising-with-royal-Regulus.

Yes, thanks to his Ascendant-Regulus synchronicity, the kingmaker has become the King. Born in 1946 with his CEO planet Jupiter ('monarch Zeus' in another guise and culture) in balanced, Airy, Venus-ruled Libra, we note that Election 2016 occurred under the influence of Jupiter as leader of a Locomotive pattern, a condition that will dissolve at some point, plus, transit Saturn approaches Trump's natal Full Moon across the Gem-Sag axis...authority yet many lessons and limitations, too, with health and family issues potentially involved.

My point: after fussing about Mr. Trump since his Gemini New Moon bid announcement and introductory speech in June 2015 (a sales presentation given after lowering himself upon an escalator from the gilded heights of Trump Tower after paying $50 each to actors hired to play an audience), Trump's natal Jupiter in Libra's oft-used motto: that's not fair!" has turned up in this morning's victory speech which included a generous, "We'll deal fairly with everyone," from Mr. Trump. We've watched as Jupiterian themes in recent events are expressed by a particular person who embodies the Libran Jupiter archetype to a 'T' - on behalf of the Collective, it is to be hoped.

Mr. Trump will have a Jupiter Return soon: see Election Day 2016 Midpoint Pictures Tell a Tale.

Of course, he's already busy embodying Mars in royal Leo rising with Regulus denoting one whose life is studded with prominent events, whether positive or negative. All the royal stars 'raise up' yet include a caution against a fall from grace -- Regulus = 'success if revenge is avoided', advice which Mr. Trump seems to ignore in most cases and now a Trump presidency will place such a karmic imperative aimed directly at our nation and population.

And you may remember that in the initial Federal Triangle star-grid of our capital city, Regulus signifies the US Congress, with Libran Arcturus as the White House, and Spica (the spike) as the phallic Washington Monument symbolizing the archetypal US presidency -- or rather, the macho cult of personality that the office has become (by design). How fitting for Donald Trump's personality, ignorant and uncaring of tradition as he is, and apparently challenged in the ability-to-read department.

So you'll accomplish a complete rejuvenation of the US economy, Mr. Trump? That I'd love to see for the sake of my fellow Americans, my descendants, and my ancestors who sacrificed themselves for this country. But most folks agree that campaign promises are so often bubbles of fluff that dissipate upon the first wind of grasped control.

Still, my best hopes for the rejuvenation of America, and of our national sovereignty, must now be placed upon Drumpft's Brow. Let's pray that egoistic Zeus and his surrounding co-players in Washington DC's Political Theater don't screw up the whole thing while they milk the American cash cow to line their greedy pockets.


For those readers who are stunned at this orange-skinned-and-haired outcome, please allow Michael Moore to explain Trump's popular appeal for film maker Moore seems to have a firm understanding of this historic Trumpian phenomena. Plus, if you've so far missed this intriguing assessment of Donald Trump's natal chart by Robert Phoenix (secret enemies, Freemason and Underworld connections: Mars and Pluto in 12th house), watch Robert's video here.

Related posts: Trump and Gingrich: Peter Pan and the Pied Piper because both men were born with Sun Gem-Moon Sag personalities--and now we've opened the door to Newt, Bill Kristol, Dick Cheney, Roger Stone, and the rest of the ammoral Vulcans; also see: Donald Trump: natal Moon and the Sapphire Star; Horoscope of Inauguration 2017.

Looking Ahead: DC Horoscope of Winter Solstice 2016: Following a Vision.

Astro-Note Wednesday November 9, 2016: Mr. Trump's victory speech was delivered around 2:30 am to 3:00 am est, NYC. More astro-details of the proceedings will be posted on SO'W as time permits.

Oct 17, 2016

Oct 19, 2016: the 'Mars-Pluto Debate' of Clinton and Trump

Image: Walter Crane: The Fate of Persephone (1877);; {public domain}

As Election Day 2016 (November 8th) creeps up on us, one more 'debate' is set to take place Wednesday October 19, 2016 between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in Las Vegas, Nevada (9:00 pm edt). Astrologically, it would be easy to suggest that Mars represents Mr. Trump with his Mars rising along with royal Regulus in egoistic Leo while powerful Pluto represents power player Hillary Clinton who is supported by big banks including the transnational banking syndicate now strangling the world.

And perhaps on some level things are that simple though I hasten to add that Mr. Trump is under the sway, or perhaps thumb, of the foreign banks he has habitually borrowed millions of dollars from. So who can say which planet signifies which candidate? Do they alternate on various levels or at different times? Meanwhile, some folks could say that what amounts to a political scare tactic--the Trump campaign--is being performed for a wider purpose than for Trump to sell books and scam money. It has been to persuade voters toward Mrs. Clinton, a candidate who would have had to limp to Election Day 2016 were it not for the huge, abominable circus act put on by Mr. Trump since June 2015.

Now, dear reader, I don't know where you stand on such issues especially since Stars Over Washington (11 years old this very day!) seldom receives comments or queries on the topics and viewpoints published here. Therefore, the Mars-Pluto encounter shall be allowed to debate for itself on Wednesday evening as Mars, planet of aggression, quarrels, and desire (and still OOBs), conjoins creepy Pluto (aka, Hades, kidnapping god of The Underworld), the puppeteer planet of power grabs, secret manipulation, and the dragon that guards hidden wealth @16 Capricorn.

Plus, as you know, the combo of Mars-Pluto, the 'might makes right' duo, is forceful to the point of brutality, assaults and attacks, chaos, mayhem...and rape. Ask Pluto's victim Persephone about such caddish behavior if you require a refresher concerning the myth. Or maybe it will suffice if Mr. Trump tells us more about his magnetic attraction to beautiful women and how he inappropriately and lustfully reacts very much like Hades toward Persephone.

Additionally, the intense pair of Mars and Pluto prominent on October 19th (in the sign of government, law, and business, Capricorn--the 'old goat') may also indicate that war veterans and/or disabled people may be mentioned during the debate which to some of us, oddly enough, includes the unprepared draft dodger, Donald Trump himself. Perhaps his previous mocking of a disabled reporter at one of his rallies will come up. What a man child! Or, at least, he plays one on TV.

And yet this election remains a 'granny vs grampy' affair with an alleged Global Government fighter on one fist and a shill for the New World Order on the other. Not much of a choice, is it? But I believe this has been the global corporate plan all along--to ruin our election process for good--and if their secret 'trade' deals are shoved into place (as they soon will be due to our own apathy), 2016 will be the end of our democracy and the last US presidential election the American public will ever have to groan through as US sovereignty is tossed into the dust bin of history and corporatism finally takes over the US Government completely.

If this turns out to be the case, will it matter very much who's playing mouthpiece in the White House when America's Great Seal turns over? Maybe, but I know whose voice overly grates upon the ear to be withstood for four long years.

Now if you've already consulted the Sabian Symbol for the Mars-Pluto conjunction degree of 16 Capricorn, you know that it pertains to the "maintenance of a healthy society" (Rudhyar). Sounds good but let us also consult Adriano Carelli's The 360 Degrees of the Zodiac:

16 Capricorn: "A man riding a reinless horse."

This degree and symbol, Carelli says, can produce "The Anointed One" and can indicate "faraway travels and independence." That's the positive side; the negative side points toward "sensuality" of a "carefree epicurean forgetful of the morrow," and "sportsmanship (that) will lead to horse racing.." other words, a reckless gambler which is how this particular Child of the Revolution must feel on behalf of our country if I should dare to vote for wrestling promoter Donald Trump.

And with that in mind, it seems that holding the last of the Clinton-Trump debates in risk-it-all Las Vegas suddenly makes some sort of perverted sense.

Related posts include: The Unaspected and Out-of-Bounds Planets of Donald Trump (hint: it's Pluto and Mercury for this bounder)...and for Hillary: A Woman Rises from the Ocean, a Seal Embraces Her.

Oct 14, 2016

Ed Schultz and John Nichols - video (plus, 'Trump vs GOP' Astrology)

Natal Charts Reveal Differences Between the Republican Party and Nominee Trump; Schultz and Nichols Discuss GOP Coup and the Party's 2016 Nominee

With much confusion reigning these days between Donald Trump and the Republican Party, can a brief comparison of their natal horoscopes reveal the whys and wherefores? Below is a brief list of chart factors between them which describe, I believe, at least some of their difficulties.

And please check out the October 13th video of progressive broadcaster Ed Schultz speaking with The Nation's Washington correspondent John Nichols concerning troubles within the Republican Party and the Party's issues with its own 2016 nominee Donald Trump.

A bi-wheel image of the natal charts of the Republican Party and Mr. Trump shows some of the planets and points between the two that conjoin although opposing planets reveal some of the turbulence between them. (Remember earlier in the 2016 campaign when 'Trump is not a Republican' was a prominent talking point heard regularly in the news?)

Yes, both entities have the same Sagittarian Moon position which conjoins Trump's natal South Node of neurotic behavior and (Saturnian) separation! Fixed star Ras Alhague is also there (see 'Sapphire Star' post, linked below). But as current political events (to endorse or not to endorse, that is the Q) confuse, we see the nominee's natal Neptune (5Libra50 Rx) rising in the Party's chart (ASC 4Lib23) in opposition to the Party's natal Mercury (5Ari18 Rx) suggesting misunderstandings, confusion, deception, illusions, errors, and loss. This condition is worsened by the fact that Trump was born with a Mercury-Neptune square of distorted perceptions, gossip, and a problematic relationship with the truth.

With Mercury square Neptune, discreet he is not yet this relates to what so many Trump supporters admire: that he 'tells it like it is' (or, how he and they think it is). Well, at least some of his observations are correct enough to discomfit The Establishment and the GOP hierarchy (and Democrats!) as Mr. Trump inconveniently reveals information that Washington is desperate to keep hidden from the masses.

A second factor of note is the Mars-Ascendant-Mars trio at the end of Leo (conjunct royal star Regulus, the king-maker) and the Party's natal Mars @00Virgo21 Rx in the 12th house of Karma, Self-Undoing, and Politics. Mars also acts as a Bucket handle for the GOP with Mars in Virgo exploiting every situation and criticizing every opponent. Meanwhile, Trump's chart shows a Bowl shape of planets with quirky rebel Uranus leading in Gemini, sign of deals and commerce. This denotes one who is a 'convincing' orator who scatters his energies. Plus, as you know, Gemini and Virgo square one another though both signs are ruled by shape-shifting Mercury who knows a lot about lying.

Now here are Ed and John discussing Trump and the GOP:

Image: natal charts of the Republican Party (inside) and Donald Trump (outside).

Let's close with another chart factor which is penned across the top of the image: the Republican Party's Pre-Natal Eclipse (PE) @8Sag33 and Donald Trump's Pre-Natal Eclipse @8Gemini48 precisely opposing one another--and both eclipses have themes of 'endings, partings, separations' attached. Plus, Trump's PE is also his Syzygy Moon (last lunation prior to birth) which emphasizes the importance of his eclipse--and 8Gemini55 is the position of America's 1776 'totem' Revolution planet of radical reforms, chaos, and disruption, Uranus (also a planet of separation).

So in charts from 1854 and 1946, the degree range of 8/9 Gemini-Sagittarius spotlights fixed stars Aldebaran (success through integrity) and warring Antares (obsessed with success) as the Republicans attempt to win the White House (and down-ticket slots) on November 8, 2016 (not November 28th, Mr. Trump!) with their candidate constantly making headlines that simultaneously offend and distance large groups of American voters.

And yet...Nationalism promoter and protectionist Mr. Trump does talk big against the New World Order globalists, doesn't he? As if he alone would be able to act on America's behalf and grasp control of the transnational banking syndicate that he himself has taken huge loans from! Perhaps someone should tell him that the role of US president has become more of a facade of power in the world than it is the real thing.

A few related posts, videos, and Astrology:

Life Themes: the Pre-Natal Eclipses of Clinton and Trump; Donald Trump: Natal Moon and the Sapphire Star; and Trump Campaign Chief's Strong Ties to Putin Revealed - clip (w Astrology) which concerns Paul Manafort who 'stepped down' from Trump's campaign but remains behind the Russian curtain.

Aug 15, 2016

Astrology: the Sept 26, 2016 Presidential Debate (#1 of 3)

August 15, 2016: Astro-Notes on the 2016 Presidential Debates

by Jude Cowell

If the present course is followed by the Clinton and Trump campaigns, the American people will repeatedly gasp in horror as the Democratic and Republican nominees participate in what passes for debates--three of them from September to October unless Mr. Trump has his way and manages to interfere with the scheduling and/or changes the rules that, he fears, will not favor him in November. Trump's drop-out from the race is rumored but may be only a dream--though the GOP hierarchy (or its bosses) would gladly finagle VP runner Mike Pence into the top spot if they figure out how to do so. A theocrat such as Pence would be much more to the party's liking.

With so many potential variables it's no use spending much time on the Astrology of the three debates, plus, the one VP debate on October 4th, so let's take a brief gander at the first of the three presidential debates:

The first of the televised 2016 presidential debates will he held on Monday September 26, 2016 from 9:00 to 10:30 pm edt at Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York and it will set the tone for the series. It is assumed that both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will be the contestants, or combatants, if you prefer.

On Sept 26, 2016 at 9:00 pm edt, Hempstead, NY (Nassau County) we find 27Taurus rising with the stars of the Pleiades, Alcyone being the best known and having a 'something to cry about' flavor. (For this common good American, the entire 2016 Campaign has been something to cry about --or to laugh about to keep from crying for our nation).

So with late Taurus, ruled by Venus, rising we know that Gemini will rise soon and carry along any Gemini planets of each candidate. What they share in Gemini is Uranus--Clinton's @25Gem55 Rx and Trump's Uranus @17Gem53 and near his natal North Node, a signature of radical, reformist political groups. So with both debaters having Uranus in Gemini rising (something unexpected!) we may enjoy electric if quirky performances with Trump having more "Gemini power" (natal Uranus, NN, and Sun @22Gem55 conjunct US natal Mars) than Hillary Clinton who is more Leo-Scorpio Fixed energies.

Sept 26, 2016: Two Main Transits for Clinton and Trump

As for the two main September 26th transits that affect each natal candidate's chart we find tr Mercury, the debater, sextile Hillary's natal Venus (though separating and thus unconscious or representing a past event) which may still impart its benefits in the arena of alliances and partnerships and/or spotlight her diplomatic skills (and not just via email leaks, investigation, or scandal).

Now as you know, Neptune is associated with dreams, visions, illusions, and fanciful notions so with tr Saturn, planet of realism and authenticity, sextile her natal Neptune, Hillary Clinton has the opportunity to turn her Oval Office fantasy into reality. Yet for this outcome to occur, it looks as if the under-35s and women must turn out on November 8th in a ground swell of support for Secretary Clinton and her White House fantasy if the Republican nominee--be it Trump or not--is to be vanquished.

Of course, election outcomes can all depend on which political party cheats more effectively in these particular match-ups and whether voter suppression tactics do the job of gleaning out liberal voters in favor of conservatives.

As for transits to Mr. Trump's chart, a separating aspect of note is tr Uranus square his natal Saturn which suggests generation gap issues (Millennials vote for a bigot? Nah, they wouldn't do that in great numbers!) Mr. Trump is feeling challenges to his authority, authenticity, and most of all--his maturity, and this has already occurred via his 'tiny hands', childish temperament, inability to mouth a complete sentence or stay on a topic for more than a minute, etc. (He darts around.) Conflicts between methods (Saturn) and new ideas (Uranus) are being encountered during this transit, and perhaps this describes Trump's entire presidential campaign.

In addition, tr Uranus sextiles Mr. Trump's natal Sun which gives him a boost toward increasing his prestige and spotlights his leadership ability. Yet sextiles only offer opportunities for benefits so we must take advantage of them, and I doubt that anyone disagrees that the self-interested Donald Trump (a wrestling match promoter in his dreams) is an opportunist extraordinaire whose 'Leo Mars rising with royal Regulus' has always been determined to take all advantages, if you please.

Well, there's a whole bunch more information in the September 26th debate chart and in Trump's and Clinton's natal, progressed, and Return charts but today's typing time has ended but perhaps this post will activate one or both of you to set up the chart/s for yourself!

Aug 14, 2016

Sep 16, 2016 Lunar Eclipse: The Mystery of the Three Days

Colorized Horoscope: September 16, 2016 3:05:02 pm edt White House Washington DC

Yes, the chart is messy with my scribbles and colorization! Hhere are a few basic details; please enlarge image to read more...

Hour of Venus; chart-ruler Saturn is Direct (good!) and not in 1st house (good!) but rising before Mars and into 11th house while turbulently traveling across warrior Antares. Not what we want to see: a malevolent and karmic planet like Saturn (righteous-feeling in Sagittarius) less than a month past his meeting with testy Mars directly on Antares. A rowdy trio it was on August 24th. And you see Pluto conjoined with Vega in 1st house indicating events that are too powerful or unwieldy to deal with on a personal level.

So here we have status quo, austerity demanding Saturn inhibiting, depressing, delaying who-knows-what-or-whom. Apparently, someone's ambitions will be delayed at best, not met if cards aren't played well. Yet no applying Ptolemaic aspects are made by chart-ruler Saturn so how things will proceed in this situation or for this event is more hidden in the chart than when chart-rulers apply to other planets (actors). When they do apply, some moderation can take place but here it does not. It seems that suspicious, violent, fiery, blind zealot Antares takes the all the cake on this banquet table.

And the T-Square between the Sun-Moon (Full Moon) opposition squaring warrior Mars @23Sag rising in the 12th house of Politics, Large Institutions (ex: hospitals, zoos, prisons), Self-Undoing, Secret Deals, and Karma (reaping what was sown) desires ideas to come to fruition, unions to form, and sports matches to result for the athletes among us. Of course, when Mars scorches through Sagittarius, sign of the Seeker, the Arrow, and the Quest, we find those who are determined to convince others of their ideas and plans...a lot like a political campaign (Mr. Trump = Mars rising w/ Regulus). However, if the rising sign of Hillary Clinton really is Scorpio, ruled by Mars (w/ tones of Pluto underneath), she is indicated here as well. One wonders in mid-August if either or both candidates will be disqualified by September or sometime prior to the November 8th election/s!

Perhaps we'll have a chance to appreciate the eclipse's Earth-Water blend of Sun Virgo-Moon Pisces for it is the relationship anchoring the energies of the day and is the main point, really. Virgo practicality is available to those who can deal with some truths sneaking into sober conversations as speedy yet retrograde Mercury at a critical degree of its own sign of Virgo (17:05) in the subconscious 8th house, draws near North Node and embraces Mizar, a fiery Mars-inspired star of calamities and turbulence which resonates with Antares and is supported by the Saturn-Neptune square affecting society's fears of loss, illness, weakness, and poverty.

Another opposition chimes in: valuable (or perhaps vengeful) Venus opposes disruptive Uranus, the radical, at the MC-IC angles of Home-Security vs Career-Public Status. Venus-Uranus contacts suggests potentials for extravagance, eccentricity, and/or much tension toward separation which supports the Solar Eclipse themes here being re-activated by Mercury Rx. In the center of the chart you see that Mercury has been ruffling our previous Solar Eclipse of March 9, 2016 with its themes of endings, partings, and separations (Brady).

Sun and Jupiter huddle close but are 7 degrees apart and in dissociate signs (Virgo/Libra..."The Light of the Sixth Race Transmuted to the Seventh"?) with messenger Mercury ruling the Sun (Virgo) and Venus ruling Libra and thus, Jupiter. Salesmanship is going on. There are reviews of ideologies and pet theories, older ideas and criticisms though the Rx can also indicate repetition over and over (as they do in Politics). But maybe it's a case of Sales-womanship being more persuasive to the masses come November. Hillary has vulnerabilities, that's certain, but how much more out-there can Mr. Trump pretend to be? If selected president, he'll don W's cowboy hat and assert that he "has a mandate" to be as brash as he has whim to be. And the good he may do will soon be outweighed (see Canopus w/ Sirius in 7th house) by the bad.

But there's another reading of the Sun-Moon opposition: leadership (Sun) opposing the Moon (We the People) which is where the Sun-Moon blend comes in handy for this combo of energies tends toward compassion, refinement, and modesty (which can't be Trump though he was born under a Gem-Sag Full Moon). One mustn't become swamped by details even is the forgotten is remembered but continue to see as wide a picture as possible so that insights will have the broadest application wherever appropriate.

Altogether, difficulties and endings of various sorts are shown in the Lunar Eclipse along with the awareness and fulfillment vibes always described by Full Moons. This one happens to be a Lunar Eclipse and we see that unconscious and subconscious forces are rising to awareness and remembrance in order to grab their due. And I'm not certain that The Mystery of the Three Days (Saturn-NN) at Midheaven (the WHY? or Goal Point) will allow anyone enough time to sort it all out before October rolls around and leads the American people down another political primrose path toward filling the same old script-reader role in the Venusian Oval Office of the White House--whether it's a Madame President or a Mister.

jc 8.14.16 2:48 am edt Kennesaw Mountain area, Georgia USA

9.16.16 Update: is Hillary Clinton's natal Pisces Moon being affected by today's Lunar Eclipse? Perhaps pre-affected in the last week with her health concerns and pneumonia diagnosis? There were 3 days from her diagnosis on Friday Sept 9, 2016 and the 9/11 ceremony on September 11th when our power-through Scorpio candidate fainted or was wobbly kneed.

May 31, 2016

Cowardly Donald Trump Is Afraid to Debate Someone with a Brain - video

For an astrologer it's easy to expect great courage from a man with Mars rising in Leo, conjunct royal star Regulus--a man such as Donald Trump. But the shadow side of this configuration is not as brave as it first appears though political "strategery" may be behind Trump's flip flopping on whether to debate Bernie Sanders or not. Or perhaps it's simply Senator Sanders' Virgoan command of facts and details that caused the changeable Geminian, Mr. Trump (who prefers to skim surfaces), to retract this particular boast:

Here is Ring of Fire's Farron Cousins reporting on this cowardly issue:

Related political posts:

Moon-Tracking RNC and DNC 2016; Horoscope: US Moon Return on Election Day 2016 - We the People!; A Discordant Message from Donald Trump; Corporations Fund Both Party Conventions (plus, RNC's July Full Moon); Rule by Corporate Democrats Timed by Carter Inauguration (1977 horoscope shown); Wedding Day Astrology of Paul and Janna Ryan; the natal Horoscope of Donald Trump; Bernie Sanders: Sun Virgo-Moon Aries; video: Bernie Sanders Sits Down with Rachel Maddow; video: Senator Sanders Spotlights Reality in Fiery Senate Speech; Horoscope: Inauguration 2017; video:Social Democracy Is 100% American.

Presidential material? Compare and contrast:

"Let's be very clear. A vicious and premeditated class warfare is being waged today against the American middle class." - Senator Bernie Sanders

"I've said if Ivanka weren't my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her." - Mr. Donald Trump

Yes. Perhaps you'd try.

May 4, 2016

How's that Dump Trump Thing Working Out? - video

After totally winning yesterday in Indiana, it looks as if we may not be calling Mr. Trump Mars Rising with Royal Regulus for nuthin'. Thom Hartmann on the Dump Trump movement:


Related posts: the Natal Horoscope of Donald Trump (part 1), Donald Trump Part 2 (his Sun-Moon personality blend and Pre-Natal Solar Eclipse), plus, a few notes on the Wedding Day Astrology of Donald and Melania Trump.

Mar 14, 2016

Violent Protests as rebel Uranus Returns to its Fascist Solar Eclipse degree

2016 Trends of Violence and Government Take-Over

by Jude Cowell

In February 2011, I posted the Fascism Rising Solar Eclipse horoscope of 1933 which you see, below. As the Campaign 2016 rallies of Republican candidate Donald Trump have forced violence into view and is being fully covered by the news media, we should note that transiting Uranus, America's totem planet of rebellion, revolt, revolution, shock, and disruption, is now in process of returning to its Mars-ruled Aries degree in the 1933 eclipse chart:

Added to the disruptive shock of the current Uranus Return (2016 to 1933) are the two interlaced YOD patterns with their turning point-crossroads-special task vibes of crisis. For more info on the Fascism Rising horoscope, here is my original post. You will note other current transits to the planets of 1933 and, of course, the recurring Uranus-Pluto square (Aries square Cancer in 1933) of a titanic generational clash as we've been experiencing again in this, the New Millennium, but with Pluto in Capricorn (signature of 'the dictator'). It seems to me that megalomaniac Trump's rhetoric triggers the violent Marseillaise Mars-Jupiter-Neptune trio to march again to the Bastille with fists and elbows ready to strike all who disagree.

Now as you know, Uranus in Aries is the blind zealot and fanatic anarchist (Ebertin) and along comes candidate Trump born under Mars Rising with kingmaker star Regulus in tow--in egoistic Leo. Mr. Trump has made himself a willing vessel for violent Mars-Uranus energies that seek expression in our era for we know that fascist authoritarian elements in the Collective never disappear completely, they simply cower in darkness in preparation for another government take-over attempt as they re-arm to fight another day.

Jan 5, 2016

Donald Trump's 2016 Campaign New Moon June 16, 2015

Brief Astro-Notes on the 2016 Candidacy of Donald Trump

by Jude Cowell

2016 Republican candidate Donald Trump announced his bid for nomination from Trump Towers, New York City on the morning of June 16, 2015 under the auspices and influence of a New Moon in Gemini (25:07), the communicative sign of announcements, messages, voting, voters, and fluctuations. Perfecting in conjunction with Mars in Gemini, a New Moon phase is as always indicative of a new cycle of activity. Having warrior planet Mars nearby, Mr. Trump's rising planet in his natal chart, seems appropriate as we look back over his candidacy so far with his 'hit back if provoked' stance. And yet that is what his natal chart cautions against with royal Regulus rising along with his Mars in proud, egoistic Leo: success if revenge is avoided. His candidacy has shaken up the Republican establishment, as you know--quarreling Mars the activist stirring things up!

Of course, avoiding vengeance against opponents is a tall order with testy Mars in the royal mix! And it isn't that success won't occur (he's proven that many times over in real estate and on TV) but if revenge is resorted to, one will ultimately lose all that has been gained. Wonder why I have the feeling that the horse of vengeance left Mr. Trump's barn of success long long ago?

Related: a horoscope of the July 2016 RNC Full Moon in Capricorn which conjoins US natal Pluto and hints at a brokered convention, which would be another disruptive Mars occurrence for the Republican hierarchy.