You have always been the ones to most loudly proclaim American Exceptionalism. You have been the leaders of bringing democracy to the world and insisting on its superiority to every other system. You have been rigid in your intolerance of any who criticize America or, in any way, diminish her claim to greatness. You have professed that America is the Indispensable Nation.
And yet, here you are, enabling the greatest diminishment America has ever seen. Here you are proving to the world that our democracy does not, in fact, work, and that it is not, in fact, strong enough to oust the deeply poisonous Trump from its bloodstream.
Have you considered that all of his policies are based in what are obviously either paranoid or grandiose delusions: millions overwhelming our borders who seek to harm us; evil terrorists hiding behind every bush; every other country in the world ripping us off? Have you considered that all of these delusions serve to enhance his stature as the one who will rescue us from the overwhelming, dark Other who seeks to harm us? Have you noticed his easily-provoked impulsiveness that has essentially one setting: attack any who stand in his way? No, you are too busy cheering the greatness of the Emperor, while the rest of us see nothing but the nakedness of an angry and vile man, drunk on the unlimited power he has been given. While the Emperor obviously has no clothes, you cravenly admire his sartorial splendor.
Meanwhile, he is busy destroying the respect and cooperation that has been built up for decades by previous administrations. If he continues, many might well recognize that America is no longer the Essential Nation, and it might be better to go forward without it. Yemen, Iraq, and Europe are already considering these issues after less than three weeks of the Trump era. And you, dear Republicans, will have allowed this to happen.
In my mind, you are no longer worthy of the Republican name. You are no longer part of the Grand Old Party, the party of Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt. I think you should be henceforth called the White American Supremacist Party (WASP) since you seem set on promulgating policies that benefit the white and Christian among us to the exclusion and often harm of all others. You support Trump’s Muslim ban. You support the suppression of minority voting. You support the diminishment of civil rights and women’s rights in America. You have put an avowed racist in as Attorney General. You have stood by while one of the leaders of the alt-right, essentially a neo-Nazi movement, becomes the primary advisor to the president of the United States. And just to tie a nice ribbon on this whole despicable racist turn, your leader, Mitch McConnell, has seen fit to silence a woman senator who wanted to quote the words of Coretta Scott King on the floor of the Senate. Really Republicans? Have you looked in the mirror lately?
No longer respectfully yours,
A Grieving Citizen
As an astrologer, it is my role to elucidate the planetary patterns. I have already said on many occasions that the first big crisis of the Trump administration will come this summer from late June to mid-October 2017. This may be the time when the issue of Russian involvement with Trump, as well as Trump’s multiple conflicts of interest, become center stage once again. Or it may be some other crisis that impacts the country in a negative and troublesome way. But the stress during that period will emerge, and it will be very problematic for Donald J. Trump.
At the moment, until February 19, Trump is under the benevolent Jupiter trine to his Sun, feeding his grandiosity and enabling him to get a great deal of his agenda through in the short term, including assembling his chosen cabinet. Unfortunately, events on the world stage are likely to heat up significantly from February 20 through March 3 with the Jupiter/Uranus opposition, which will be strongly triggered by Mars and the Sun from February 24 through 27. The previous crossing of this aspect, during the second half of December, brought the assassination of the Turkish ambassador, the Berlin and Jordanian terrorist attacks, and the downing of both a Libyan and a Russian plane. This late February period seems likely to bring another wave of violence and explosions, especially during the Mars aspect (2/25 5o 2/27).
Unfortunately, in Trump’s chart, transiting Uranus will be in sextile to his Sun from February 25 to March 16. There is already a conjunction between Trump’s natal Sun and Uranus. Thus, the transit is likely to be felt and intensify his already stark tendency for precipitous and unexpected behavior. We can expect a very quick and bold reaction to whatever comes at him during this period. With the progressed US Moon in a semisquare to natal Pluto, peaking on March 2 and moving to conjunct the 12Sagittarius57 Ascendant from February 20 to March 18, it is possible that some of these violent events will directly impact the US (Ascendant) and cause consternation and upset (Moon/Pluto) here. Only time will tell how these energies will unfold.