Whatever did America do to deserve Donald Trump? Nuke them, waterboard them, build a wall on the Mexican border, mass deport immigrants, ban Muslims from the US, persuade Putin to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails and is now inciting the gun lobby to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights (carry guns) into doing what precisely? He backed off the straightforward interpretation of his off-the-cuff encouragement to them, saying he only meant their votes. Yeah. And did the over-heated, unstable elements amongst them hear him that way? I would doubt it.
The USA 1776 chart has only one opposition of Mercury in Cancer opposition Pluto in Capricorn – and tr Uranus started to pick up the square to Mercury mid 2016 and continues on till early 2018. Mercury Pluto is overly intense and tr Uranus throws an excitable firecracker into the mix.
Looking back on previous tr Uranus hard aspects to that opposition, it is really interesting. Oct 1973 to Oct 1974 – VP Spiro Agnew resigns faced with tax evasion charges. Watergate is raging, escalating and ends with Nixon’s resignation to avoid impeachment charges, as tr Uranus squares the US Mercury for the final time in August 1974, tugging on the US Pluto.
During tr Uranus in Cancer conjunct the US Mercury and opposition the US Pluto in 1953/54, the McCarthy sniff-out-a-commie hearings were in full swing, along with increasingly vociferous criticism of his bullying and witch-hunting tactics which led Ed Murrow to ask “Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last?”
On a previous occasion – April 1933 to April 1933 – President Franklin D Roosevelt declares a national emergency to come off the Gold Standard; and the Business Plot was uncovered which was an attempted coup d’etat against the government and Roosevelt’s progressive policies, by a group of fascist veterans and wealthy businessmen, wanting to ally themselves to Hitler’s Germany and Italy. At the time it was written off as a hoax but there did seem to be some wild scheme in place.
So this influence definitely attacks both the government and US democracy, either by dragging scandals into the open or letting loose hard right-wing fanatics.
Another thought entirely. On the USA 4 July 1776 chart (I use 11am), the Progressed Mercury went retrograde in December 1994 – the rough interpretation of this is going mentally off track, not thinking straight, not speaking out. In Dec 1994 the Senate started an investigation into the Whitewater scandal – questions arising about real estate investments by Bill (then President) and Hillary Clinton and associates. One conviction resulted but the Clintons were deemed to have no criminal evidence against them.
That Progressed Mercury goes direct in late November this year. Whether this means more of the same will come out into the open to be spoken about more clearly. Or it ties the matter up securely I’ve no idea. But good to keep an eye on. What’s for sure, if the past repeats itself, is that 2017 won’t be one in which the US ruling elite (or pretenders thereto) will cover themselves in glory.
The USA Solar Return for July 2016 (ignoring natal chart start time) has a hugely emphasised Uranus – on the point of a T square to Pluto opposition Moon Venus; and on the focal point of a Yod to Jupiter sextile Mars in Scorpio. Such a Uranus covers a spectrum of – erratic, rebellious, innovative, fated changes, disruptive, trail-blazing, socially explosive, reformist, lawless, fringe activism, progressive. Plus the focal point Saturn in self-righteous, rigid-thinking Sagittarius in square to Neptune opposition North Node Jupiter in Virgo – so neurotic, fearful of failure, up and down.
The Inauguration chart for 20 Jan 2017, assuming 12 noon or thereabouts, which gives the tone of the first term of whichever nominee makes it, has a focal point Pluto in the 9th square Uranus opposition Jupiter. 9th house is foreign relations and Jupiter Uranus is fairly gung ho. Given that there is also a military Saturn square Mars, it might point to armed involvement overseas being a strong priority. 9th house also focusses on the country’s religious beliefs and general philosophy, as well as education and legal matters, all of which will stoke up intense reactions. The Saturn Neptune square has mercifully gone, pulling paranoia down a notch or two. Neptune is 11th – unclear about future direction and friends. Saturn in 8th – money or shortage thereof being an issue, perhaps because of defence spending.
And before anyone starts yowling about me being anti-right, can I quote the non-partisan Black Hat hackers who were so alarmed at Trump’s invitation to Putin to hack Hillary’s email, that they stepped into to help. The leader said it was the principle that bothered them; they weren’t pro-Hillary and thought the election was a choice between ‘bad and evil’. So back to the evil of two lessers, just a worse one than GWB v Gore.