Donald Trump’s admin is making slow-to-no progress on major campaign promises – repeal Obamacare to allow for tax cuts and substantial infrastructure investment to name but three – as it gets increasingly snarled up in the Russia imbroglio. Some politicians are now murmuring about Don Jnr’s Russia meeting, that cooperating with a foreign nation to influence an American election especially one deemed by the military to be a primary state adversary, if proven, is treason.
Dominating the Trump Term chart is the Jupiter opposition Uranus which Sakoian & Acker describe as a ‘soap bubble that breaks at the slightest prick’, promises more than can produce, unwise financial expansion which can lead to ruin, unbridled flights of imagination with no basis in reality. That opposition squares onto Pluto in the 9th, hence rolling legal tangles as well as bile and bitterness about foreign affairs. A Cardinal Pluto on the point of a T Square tends to be bullying, forceful, manipulative, not good at sharing power or integrating with others, chip-on-the-shoulder defensive when threatened, contemptuous. It can have its uses but always tends to run into hostile resistance. That chart picks up the tr Pluto square Uranus from February 2018, which will start to seriously destabilise it – and that runs till late 2019.
There’s also an 8th house Saturn square Mars, which does suggest an administration beset by setbacks and frustrations, and that is picking up the tr Saturn square to Mars again late Oct/early Nov this year.
The Term Sun is unaspected which gives an intense yet erratic quality, creating a virtual island unto itself mentality which can be isolated, self-important, unable to relate outwardly to prevailing circumstances.
The other chart, in some ways more interesting, is the moment Trump accepted the GOP nomination – 22 July 2016 12.13 am, Cleveland, Ohio – since at some point the Republicans may decide enough is enough and President Pence would be preferable.
That chart is being seriously rattled by this August’s Lunar Eclipse hitting the Venus Mercury for an emotional shock and crisis; and the Leo Solar Eclipse opposing the Moon which will put an additional strain on relationships. It is in any event a highly strained chart with two Yods of Pluto sextile Neptune inconjunct Venus Mercury and Mars sextile Jupiter inconjunct Uranus. With the Sun inconjunct the Moon – so that’s five quincunxes. Plus Node opposition Neptune square Saturn.
Uranus on the focal point of a Yod is disruptive, lawless, intolerant of convention. Mercury on the focal point is scattered, can’t think straight. Where this chart starts to stand on its head is from late April 2018 onwards.
The relationship charts between Trump and the two Republican charts – 28 Feb 1854 and 22 Feb 1856 – are both stressed this year with the possibility of blasting apart in 2018. The 1856/DT relationship chart looks up in arms at the moment and ready to walk away with tr Uranus conjunct the composite Sun and Venus, but those influences run on and off into 2018 and it is rarely the first hit which causes the split, since the critical mass has to build; with enfuriated and discouraging Saturn transits to Pluto, Mars and Neptune over coming months. The 1854 relationship chart has tr Uranus conjunct the composite Sun and trine the composite Mars from May 2018 onwards, running into early 2019. So the aggravation is not going to go away.