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

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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..

The biggest question in my mind is whether the rule of law will hold firm or whether a seductive cult of personality is so sweeping the nation that widespread corruption and criminal behavior will simply become the new normal, with any accountability swept down the rabbit hole of rationalization and willful ignorance.  Increasingly inflamed on a daily basis, a pervasive addiction to outrage, symbiotically joined with a malignant enthrallment by carnival barker Trump, is overwhelming the minds of far too many Americans. Will the Justice Department, including the courts, as well as the newly elected House of Representatives, be strong enough to hold the line? It seems to me this is the question that underlies everything else right now.

We are currently in a very potent period of Jupiter impacting several planets in Trump’s chart, from mid-February through the end of May, although this energy is somewhat muted from March 11 to April 26. In general, this configuration suggests rising poll numbers and a kind of Teflon ability to withstand almost anything, no matter the viciousness or dishonesty of his words or the revealed egregiousness of his scandals. There is a general mood of confidence and grandiosity that cannot be quenched, most especially from March 1 to March 11 and April 26 to May 10, during which both Jupiter and Pluto are in aspect to Trump’s natal Sun (22Gemini55). During the current period, we have thus far witnessed a rise in his poll numbers despite the revealing testimony of Michael Cohen and the humiliating outcome in the negotiations with North Korea. In addition, we have seen the self-aggrandizing, somewhat bizarre, and grievance-filled speech given at CPAC, a speech that would have ended the career of anyone else in the entire country. Instead, it served to only further inflate Trump’s sense that he can do anything and the beguiled crowds will still love him. During this first phase of Jupiter and Pluto impacting Trump’s Sun (3/1 to 3/11), we may yet see his first veto of the Congress’ attempt to stop his national emergency declaration and perhaps even an ill-conceived pardon for someone who acted to protect him.

It should be noted that the combined Jupiter transit, aspecting his Sun, Moon, and Node, will return again briefly from October 11 to October 29, 2019. I encourage all who are reading this to understand that these are the times – mid-February though late May and mid to late October 2019 – when Trump’s poll numbers will rise no matter how preposterous it may seem.

Also of concern in the immediate future is the strengthening of Mars in both Trump’s chart and the Inaugural chart which, combined, are likely to bring some very aggressive actions. His mood is likely to be angry, vengeful, and rash. From March 10 to April 4, dissipating over the following days, will be Trump’s progressed Moon conjunct natal Mars (26Leo47). This volatile configuration will be further inflamed by the transit of the Sun quincunx natal Mars on March 16 and 17, and, more potently, by the transit of Mars square to natal Mars, from March 24 to March 26. To add fuel to this fire, and the likelihood of little successful pushback against it, transiting Jupiter will be stationary square to Inaugural Mars (24Pisces22) and semisquare to Inaugural Moon (9Scorpio22), from March 17 to April 11. Any repercussions to the actions that come during this period will not be noticed until later, perhaps beginning in August when various Saturn transits will force some limits and consequences to our out-of-control Chief of State. In the meantime, hold on to your hats.

1st Mar, 2019

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