26th Jun, 2019

New Discussion Thread

Thank you all for letting me know the last discussion was blocked. I hope tonight’s debates are clarifying. Happy posting.

25th May, 2019

Down the Rabbit Hole


We are witnessing the unraveling of American Democracy by a madman. While Donald Trump defiantly stampedes precedent, legal frameworks, journalists, and critics, it is the underlying crazy that is even more frightening.  All indications are that Donald Trump’s understanding of himself and the world is based entirely in delusional thinking – either paranoid or grandiose. In other words, American policy, both foreign and domestic, is no longer grounded in reality but in a form of psychosis.

The investigation into the Russian attack on our election is seen by Trump as a bunch of angry Democrats out to destroy his presidency, and so, by definition, it is a political hit job and cannot be taken seriously.   Desperate men, women, and children fleeing violence and poverty and seeking asylum at the Southern border are seen as murderers, rapists and thugs out to harm us, and are thus put in cages and treated abysmally. Our allies and trading partners have all been branded as trying to humiliate and cheat us, inspiring punishing tariffs and broken trade agreements. The intelligence community is belittled and discounted, described as political enemies of the president attempting a “coup”. The press is deemed the “enemy of the people” for seeking the truth. In fact, it is the truth that is the enemy of Donald Trump’s delusional reality.

Those who have mastered the art of flattering the Narcissist-in-Chief and encouraging his grandiosity are given gifts and support no matter how contrary to the national interest or steeped in congressional disapproval they may be. Russian sanctions are diminished, while Putin’s agenda gets a fist bump; Saudi Arabia gets a cache of weapons to further destroy Yemen; the North Koreans get fawned over in glitzy meetings; and even White Nationalist domestic terrorists get a free pass for their racism and xenophobia.  In short, what was once a narcissist’s pattern of petty, selfish grievance, bullying, and self-aggrandizement has morphed under the pressure of the White House into a full blown psychotic break from reality.  Essentially, every policy emanating from the Trump White House can be seen as either feeding the ravenous and grandiose megalomania of the narcissist or conceding to the paranoid ramblings of his fragile ego.

On the astrological front, there is some good news.  Using the strength of the planet Jupiter, the planet of success, expansion, and optimism, we can pinpoint the periods when Trump’s crazy is given free reign and when it will be limited or even denied. As of May 31, we are at the end of perhaps the longest and most potent period of Trump successfully maximizing his power, during which Jupiter has opposed his Sun and crossed his Moon and his South Node, from mid-February to May 31. There is a similar but shorter period from October 14 to October 29, 2019, when the same Jupiter aspects return for a final time. A further potentially problematic period from the perspective of Jupiterian expansionism may be from August 14 to September 30, 2020, when the Jupiter station is quincunx his Uranus (unilateral and erratic action) and square his natal Jupiter (expansion of power).

Another planet that is a crucial part of the current narrative is Pluto. At present, Pluto is making a two-year quincunx to Trump’s Sun which is bringing with it a fierce struggle for survival and intensifying of his paranoid and power grasping tendencies. When Jupiter is also active, it strengthens and enables the megalomania, as we have seen over the past few months.  This first crossing of Pluto quincunx Trump’s Sun (22Gemini55) from February 10 to May 26, 2019, has run almost concurrent with the Jupiter transits. This combination pretty much describes him running roughshod over everything.

Pluto returns to quincunx Trump’s Sun from December 16, 2019 to January 15, 2020, and finally for a long, slow crossing from July 12 to November 13, 2020, during which the fight will be fierce for his survival – probably both political and legal. During much of this time, there will be significant Saturn influence to thwart him, with the Saturn station opposite Trump’s Venus (August 18 to October 22, 2020) and the Pluto transit opposite Trump’s Saturn (October 4 to December 23) which is probably enough to crush a total power grab. Saturn will also be quincunx Trump’s Mars from October 22 to November 20.  The most dangerous period will be from November 7 to November 13, 2020, when Jupiter and Pluto will again be simultaneously quincunx Trump’s Sun, suggesting some attempt at megalomaniacal overreach to crush all opposition. We can hope that Pluto continuing its pressure on Trump’s Saturn through November and most of December and Saturn’s continuing quincunx to his Mars through November 20 will be enough to prevent these efforts.

And finally, the period just before the election, from September 1 through November 4, is likely to be a very wild ride. I expect extremely aggressive, unprecedented actions by the administration, massive and angry demonstrations, and intense legal pushback to stymie Trump’s efforts. The most consequential configuration in the Inaugural chart – Mars (24Pisces21) square to Saturn (23Sagittarius30) with both in minor hard aspect to the Moon (9Scorpio22) – will be activated by both the Inaugural progressed Moon (conjunct natal Saturn, conjunct progressed Saturn, and square to Mars) and by transiting Uranus (opposite Inaugural Moon, semisquare Mars, and sesquiquadrate Saturn). These multiple configurations suggest extreme drama resulting from wild overreach by the administration. Remember that the Uranus station will quincunx Trump’s Uranus with Jupiter square his Jupiter from mid-August through September, pointing to unilateral and grandiose action.  It seems likely to me that we will ultimately defeat this vicious assault on our nation once the dust from the election settles, but at significant cost.

11th May, 2019

Winds of Change

The never-ending nightmare of Dictator Don continues.  It is as if every norm of decency and ethics has been cast away to make room for the daily scourge of jaw-dropping outrage and the soulless satisfaction of greed and power lust. Lord of the Flies, America 2019, is rampant.

As reported on this site many times, we are now at the height of Trump’s megalomaniacal outreach. It seems that nothing can stop him. He stomps through all restraint with abandon and a vicious smirk. The Mueller report lies buried in an avalanche of manufactured legal confusion. Once-respected public servants are gasping for air as the Criminal-in-Chief shoots at them like fish in a barrel, backed by his vituperative Gestapo Cyber Warriors. Virtually all Republicans in Congress have long since sold their souls for thirty pieces of political silver. And the US Justice Department, once revered throughout the world, is being twisted to the self-serving will of the Chief Executive, to attack his enemies, protect his friends, and subverted to cover up his corruption.

This sorry state of affairs, marked by Trump’s ability to steamroll over all opposition, is about to shift as of June 1. The combined transit of Jupiter and Pluto in aspect to Trump’s Sun (22Gemini55) is just passing (March 6 through May 10), and with it the peak of his unhindered megalomaniacal power.  Unfortunately, Jupiter will continue to support him with some success through May 31, as it transits across his Moon and South Node, likely continuing the overly optimistic recklessness. In addition, Pluto will continue its quincunx to Trump’s Sun through May 26, extending the intense power struggle he is currently waging against all perceived enemies.

But come June, this Jupiter protection that has been quite strong since mid-February, will come to an end, with only a short repeat during the second half of October. We will move into an entirely new chapter of the Trump regime.  This shift is marked by the movement of his progressed Moon crossing his Ascendant (29Leo55), pointing to a new chapter and possibly some significant travel.

Even more compelling, however, will be the changes that begin around mid-June. At this time we begin a protracted Uranus station sesquiquadrate Trump’s Moon (21Sagitarius12), triggering the natal opposition, and thus heralding a time of unilateral action by Trump, as well as significant agitation. The same Uranus station will be semisquare to the US Mars (21Gemini23), pointing to aggressive, possibly military action by the country. Furthermore this Uranus station will be square to the US North Node (6Aquarius36), bringing the agitation and upset directly into the US relationships with other nations.  The time frame for these aspects is June 14 to September 5.  Also supporting the concern over possible military action around this time is the Pluto transit quincunx US Mars from June 24 to August 5.

It seems quite likely that whatever all of this Mars action represents for the country, it does not go well for trigger-happy Trump. By late July, the Saturn station begins to take hold, bringing a long, slow station sesquiquadrate Trump’s Ascendant (29Leo55) from July 29 to October 23. This aspect points to frustrations and restrictions and possibly some health issues. Moreover, the same Saturn station will oppose Venus in the Trump/US composite chart (14Cancer25), pointing to a severe loss of popularity and a general strain in that relationship.

And finally, the same Saturn station (7/29 to 10/23) will be square to the US natal Saturn (14Libra48), implying humiliation and a loss of perceived power for the US on the world stage during the exact same period. This will be further exacerbated by the US progressed Moon square to natal Saturn from August 15 through September 15, pointing to some significant loss and grieving as a national story, possibly resulting from the military escapades indicated during the summer or potentially from a climate-related disaster.

As mentioned above, transiting Jupiter will once again benefit Trump from October 14 to October 29, 2019, so perhaps he will be able to briefly pull a rabbit out of the hat, despite the nasty mess he made in the summer.  But be assured that 2020 will be a torturous year for him, with a few brief exceptions. As they say, the chickens may finally be coming home to roost. Much more on this at a later date.

23rd Apr, 2019

New Discussion thread

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24th Mar, 2019

Flurry of Fury

With his progressed Moon conjunct his natal Mars, Donald J. Trump is in the midst of an agitated, angry and aggressive month, even by his odious standards. This will peak on or about April 4. The first big trigger came on the March 16- 17 weekend, known for an unparalleled and vicious tweetstorm emanating from the White House. We are about to experience the next big activation, which is likely to be an extremely dramatic rage attack no doubt corresponding to the release of some aspects of the Mueller report. March 24 to March 26 will bring the transit of Mars square to Trump’s Mars/progressed Moon (26Leo47).

It should be noted that March 26 is also the culmination of the final Uranus transit square to the Inaugural Sun (00Aquarius50), which suggests a big final punch in the gut from the Special Council’s report. As mentioned, Trumpian fury will continue through April 4, with another trigger on April 1 due to the transiting Sun sesquiquadrate.

A more lasting transit, which I have not previously mentioned, is the Pluto transit quincunx Trump’s Sun (22Gemini55), currently running from February 10 to May 26 and then picking up again from December 16 through January 15, 2020. This combination brings an ongoing feeling of power struggle to Trump, a sense that survival depends on fighting a fierce battle. He already has a Sun semisquare to Pluto in his natal chart, although with a wide orb. Thus, this tension is a natural state for him that is currently greatly exacerbated by current events, such as the Mueller Report and the various other investigations that are dogging him.

As noted in previous posts, the Jupiter transit in Sagittarius is largely protective of Trump and will enable him to expand his power and maintain his grandiose confidence through May 2019. By mid-June, however, there begins to be a dangerous shift towards significant aggression in the country. Essentially, mid-June through early September will see the combination of transiting Uranus semisquare US Mars (21Gemini23), transiting Uranus square to US Node (6Aquarius36), and transiting Pluto quincunx US Mars (21Gemini23).  Already Fox News and the White House propaganda machine are sowing seeds of civil war in case the various investigations get out of control of the Orange Sociopath. A wag-the-dog war is also a distinct possibility. This planetary combination portends a dangerous and violent summer, also possibly including some fierce storms that cause havoc.

I can only predict that the end result of this highly-charged and bellicose period will be a depressing and diminishing time for the country and for Trump. From July 28 through October 23, transiting Saturn will be especially strong and bring us back to a painful reality that is the consequence of rash and angry actions earlier in the summer. The Saturn station square to Saturn in the US chart (14Libra48) runs from July 29 through October 22. It suggests a very humbling experience on the world stage and likely a contraction financially (Saturn rules the US second house of resources). The same Saturn station will also be sesquiquadrate to Trump’s Ascendant (29Leo55) and opposite Venus (14Cancer25) in the Trump/US composite chart. This suggests personal and health difficulties for Trump and a loss in popularity during this time. Later in the year, Pluto will return to quincunx US Mars from October 2 through November 29, so a further period of aggressive policy in some form is probable, although it seems unlikely to benefit Trump in 2020..