We are one month in, plus a day or so. And while the Kool-Aid drinkers still believe in the grandiose fantasies of their orange-hued savior, the rest of us are fiercely wondering how we can excise this rabid malignancy from the national soul. Unfortunately, impeachment or the path described by the 25th Amendment depend on too many, either in Congress or the Cabinet, who are fanatical Kool-Aid junkies themselves or who fear the votes of those who are.
It may be that circumstances need to get much worse before those who should act will do so. Or we may be able to peel away the most heinous of Trump’s entourage and find a way to stumble forward to the next election. Already, conspiracy theorist Michael Flynn is gone as National Security Advisor, replaced by the sane, stable, and serious Lt. General H.R. McMaster. A near-universal chorus of joyful hosannas was heard in the wake of that choice. Given the planetary picture of this summer, there is some sliver of hope that Steve Bannon will be the next reprobate to be exiled. Time will tell.
In the meantime, besides the ongoing and gripping national psychodrama into which we have all been painfully drawn, there will inevitably be domestic and international crises that will demand a clear and concise, and hopefully rational, response from the current White House. Much will be learned and many conclusions will be drawn from those moments. As of today, we are in the zone of the waxing, one-degree orb of the second of three Jupiter/Uranus oppositions, this one running from February 21 through March 2. The previous opposition (12/18 to 12/28/16) brought with it the assassination of the Turkish ambassador, the Berlin terrorist attack, the Jordanian terrorist attack, and the downing of both a Libyan and a Russian aircraft. This 10 day period is also likely to bring an upsurge of violence, explosions, and transformative events. In particular, the periods to watch for agitation, sudden and explosive events, and increased aggression are: February 21 through early February 23 due to the Mars square to Pluto; February 24 through early February 25 due to the Sun semisquare to Uranus; February 25 through the evening of February 26, and especially dangerous period, due to the Mars conjunction of Uranus and opposition to Jupiter.
Also of interest in the current astrological climate, is the transiting Jupiter conjunction to natal Jupiter (22Libra43) in the Inaugural chart, running from the Inauguration through February 24, and the transiting Uranus opposition to Jupiter in the Inaugural chart that runs from February 19 through March 13. The overlapping of these aspects, from February 20 through February 24, suggests transformative, successful and grand gestures from the Trump administration. The choice of General McMaster and likely a new, more legally-crafted immigration order seem to fall in this window.
Moreover, with the Uranus transit opposite natal Jupiter continuing through March 13, we can expect more boundary-busting, untraditional, and grandiose actions from Trumpworld. Some of these may be aggressive responses to some of the events that transpire during the Jupiter/Uranus opposition from February 21 through March 2. But the Jupiter/Uranus opposition may also incite a fierce reaction from the population, especially with the Mars conjunction to Uranus on the weekend of the 25th and 26th.
As for the possibility of a Trump impeachment or removal from office, I thought it useful to at least look at Mike Pence’s chart for any time frame when things might step up dramatically enough to suggest such a change. The period from May 2018 through March 2019 is the only one that I found. During this period, his progressed Sun will conjunct his natal Uranus (joined by a Jupiter square from mid-June through mid-July 2018), while transiting Uranus will be square to his natal Venus and semisquare his Sun. These configurations suggest big, powerful changes and a strong surge of independence. Without a birth time for him, I am somewhat handicapped, but 2018 and early 2019 will be a significant and transformative time for him one way or another.