Donald Trump

Donald Trump this week was the subject of a huge petition to keep him out of Britain on account of his racist views (last week calling for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S.).  The Guardian headline yesterday was: “Trump takes some heat – but barely misses a beat.” His words also sparked a debate in the U.K. on how far free speech can be allowed. His bid for the Republican nomination in the U.S. is still holding good, and so we need to take him seriously enough to at least look at his chart!Fortunately, we have a birth time for him, and we see a belligerent Mars conjunct the Ascendant in Leo: power is an aphrodisiac.  His Mars is exactly trine the Galactic Centre, which may also be a power significator.  He has been very inventive lately with his Leo mane.His Sun is in Gemini conjunct the North Node (Leadership karma) and Uranus (controversy is his middle name) in the 10th House of Career, ambition, and prominence in the world.

Some of the coldness of his views, e.g. about women, may be down to his Venus conjunct Saturn in Cancer.  He was born on a Full Moon, which makes him a marmite character.

In matters of finance, he has a conjunction of Jupiter and Chiron in his 2nd House of Money, plus Neptune.  Perhaps more crucially, he has the Inner Entrepreneur (Jupiter trine Uranus) exact in his chart.  His Venus/Saturn conjunction sextiles his Midheaven (Careerpoint).

In his Human Design Chart, according to Chetan Parkyn, he has the money channel 21-45: “… to make money happily, you have to differentiate between times when you receive the benefit of allowing others to carry out resourceful work and times when you need to get your hands dirty.  Take US billionaire Donald Trump, who has this channel: he forever has the option of overseeing his empire or micro-managing it.”

Perhaps his disconnection from the effects of his views may be due to having 0 planets in Earth.


Currently, his ego is being supported by a transit of Jupiter through his 1st House.  Astrologers seem fairly agreed that his astrological prospects don’t look good in 2016, the year of his hoped for political success.  This is partly due to transiting Pluto squaring his natal Jupiter.  This year Pluto has been squaring his natal Chiron, and though his statements have been contentious, as the Guardian reports it has hardly made a dent in his popularity in the U.S.


In July 2016, the Republicans hold their Conference and elect their leader.  Saturn trines Trump’s Pluto at that time, which gives him some strength, but Uranus squares his Saturn so he could receive a shock, and Pluto squares his Chiron forcing a reorientation for him if he takes the lessons on board.


If he survives this point politically, the prospects look better for him later in the year.  The U.S. Presidential election is due to take place on 8th November 2016, and I will be looking at the run up in greater detail, but looking at the fortunes of some of the candidates on that day:

Donald Trump: Saturn will be sextile his natal Chiron, again giving him strength.  Uranus will be trine his natal Moon, upbeat and surprising. Uranus will be sextile his natal North Node, normally rewarding favourable actions, but his utterances seem to go against the karmic grain.

Neptune will be trine his natal Mercury, so he will be learning mental subtleties and sensitivities.

Pluto will still be square his natal Chiron, a transit he has survived successfully in 2015.

Hillary Clinton: Mars sextile her natal Moon, fighting spirit; Chiron trine her natal Mercury, new ways of thinking; Pluto sextile her natal Venus, a change in personal circumstances; Saturn trine her natal Mars, a willingness to take on responsibility; Uranus trine her natal Saturn, significant change; lastly, Saturn trine her natal Pluto (and Sun ruler), great strength.  These are not spectacular transits.

Bernie Sanders: Saturn square his natal Sun, not a very hopeful sign; Pluto trine his natal Sun, power to his elbow; Uranus opposite his natal Venus, difficult changes in his personal life; Mars trine his natal Saturn, perseverance; Mars trine his natal Uranus, energy and vision.

I would not be able to discount Donald Trump’s chances at the moment, but will keep an eye on further information and analyses.


Tomorrow the Sun squares Jupiter, setting a carefree or careless tone to the week.  In the office, you may be tempted to throw caution to the wind and go completely paperless.  There is a feeling of being tired of exactitude, and thinking “nothing else is working, I might just as well go for doing what I want to do”.  This doesn’t guarantee success, but may be liberating.

In the evening, Mercury sextiles Neptune, and some subtle information may change your perceptions and elevate your thoughts. Some fine-tuning can then take place, and spiritual communing.

On Thursday (17th) Venus is sextile Pluto, another fine aspect.  You can enjoy intense feelings and relationships, and possibly also financial benefits.  Financial partnerships may enjoy an increased depth, which at this point will be beneficial.  Later on, this may prove more demanding if partners do not grow at the same rate.

Saturday (19th) is the tricky day.  Mercury will be conjunct Pluto at 14 degrees Capricorn, and life demands that we think things through, and not leave things at face value.  We are required to face difficult issues squarely, and taking into account psychological implications and not just superficial facts.  We may encounter harsh words from those intent on speaking their truth.  If you are speaking your truth, bear in mind the psychological effect of your words.

Next Week: Capricorn Animal Totems and Archetypes

The week in bullet points:

  • Tomorrow – throwing caution to the wind; mental fine-tuning
  • Thursday – getting relationships onto a sound footing
  • Saturday – intense study and communication