A side note first: Take a look at Trump’s right hand which indicates the conscious mind and outward interaction with others in hand analysis. When the fingers are held closely together, there is a tendency to keep one’s own council and to hold one’s true thoughts and feelings private. It also reveals one who does not let money flow easily through his hands. The little finger or “pinky” positioned away from the others denotes one who acts independently of environmental pressures. It’s a person wanting to run with the ball and not be caught-up with pleasing the needs and desires of others.
An event that marks the beginning of affairs in the life of a person or nation is described by the potentials of its corresponding horoscope until the entity is dissolved. As well, the chart of an individual who is appointed as the head of an organization or government, lends, so to speak, their horoscope to that entity as a surrogate leader. In the case of the 45th President of the United States, we will need to follow the actions of that leading individual, and track those actions, point by point, with the planetary aspects of his natal chart that correspond to events throughout his term of office. We will follow the dynamic features of the Inaugural chart as well, and take note of the auspicious signs of change that can be charted through significant Transits and Progressions.
First we will discuss the potentials of the 2017 US inauguration chart which shows very interesting promise. There is a powerful T-cross that brings forward a Point Focus Pluto that will be slowing to Station Retrograde on April 21, 2017 at 19:24 Capricorn in the Sabian degree of; A hidden choir singing.* On September 29 of this year, Pluto will Station to go Direct at 16:51 Capricorn in a 4 degree orb of Opposition with the US natal Sun. At the same time, it will complete a T-cross by forming a Square to the US natal Saturn in the 2nd house. The Sabian degree is 15 Libra, Circular Paths.**
Pluto in Point Focus of a T-cross creates a situation that is almost out of control of those who are in control. Pluto is a planet that rules all the isms and collective accumulation of knowledge and experience. It rules all things that are below the level of the conscious mind as well as all things that transcend the conditioned mind. Extremes are its typical self-expression, and this can be seen in the total dedication to their own perspectives, of all who are on either side of the political aisle. The nation is polarized, because of a matter of the division of beliefs and ideals. The pompous name-calling and verbal degradation handed out by the new president in order to get votes has created the massive backlash seen in the protests that took place worldwide the day after his inauguration.
There are already reversals, which is a Pluto type of behavior, in the promises made during the Trump campaign. For example: instead of keeping the Clintons at a distance at the inaugural luncheon, which would be keeping in line with his promise to initiate an investigation into Hillary’s alleged email mishandlings, there was actually praising and considerations given to them as a gesture of comradery, as if none of the threats and rantings in the campaign matter now that he’s reached his goal. This is typical Pluto behavior, inspite of the Keyword Probity for a heightened meaning of the planet in Progressions. At this point we are discussing a Transit, but the meanings can overlap when convenient. Watching the coming Transits will be very captivating entertainment indeed. However, the real point in any definition of Pluto is getting to the bottom of truth. Be it the truth found in the facts of general experience, or truth as it relates to the integrity of moral and transcendental character.
The Grand Sextile, shown by the faint green lines, as well as the T-cross in the chart shows that there is the potential for forward moving and supported ease in getting things done for this new administration. Venus, the ruler of the ascendant is in Sexile with the ascendant, as well as in Sextile to Point Focus Pluto. Then there is the Sextile from Pluto to the Moon, which makes Trines to Neptune and Venus. These two Focal Determinators, the T-cross and Grand Sextile, define a complex of planetary cooperation in the whiplash of release of potentials of the first mentioned, that ultimately leads to a chain-linked efficiency in carrying out of plans.
The Moon makes no challenging Oppositions to other planets, but the Sun does make a Square to the Moon’s position in the 6th house of troublesome concerns and the accompanying extreme effort needed to get things accomplished. There is an equal balance between the “sweet” aspects and the harsh. And although the planets of moral character, Jupiter and Saturn, are in Sextile in this event chart of January 20th, both Trump and the US charts are under the influence of a Sharp Destiny because this pair is in Square in their natal wheels.
The consciousness sustains itself in one of two principle forms. Either by a life with its determination already set on or before birth indicating a SHARP DESTINY or the LOOSE DESTINY where there is little predestined in its development. The Conjunction, Square and Opposition of the pair of Motivation, Jupiter and Saturn, are a sharp destiny. The Sextile and Trine of the two planets point to a loose destiny.
Here is what Marc Jones has to say about the Sharp Destiny when the pair are in Square aspect, as in Trump’s and the US charts:
“Jupiter and Saturn in square aspect indicate an ordering of life’s fundamental motives through which the native usually suffers very immediate consequences of even the least neglect or abuse of his own potentials. He finds he must fight continuously for the ideals in which he has come to take the most consistent interest, and also learns that his conscious well-being is wholly dependent on the moral struggles in which he becomes involved almost inevitably at every stage of his experience. . . . . Personal existence under this configuration can become either a great opportunity or else a gradual disintegration of the soul in the very core of itself.” (page 124, Essentials of Astrological Analysis)
Other posts on the subject of Sharp Destiny can be found through placing Sharp Destiny in the search on this blog.
Now for a look at the horoscope with the 4 wheels of the Trump, US, Trump Progressions and Inaugural Transit charts. The most outstanding feature of this conglomerate is the Progression of Trump’s Uranus making a Conjunction with the Mars in the US chart. It also activates his own chart with a Progressed Opposition to his Natal Moon and a Conjunction with his Natal Sun. Basically this Uranus Transit stimulates the potentials of his Natal Sun/Moon Opposition. The planets of Vitality are at odds with each other and this manifests in inner conflict as to where to put one’s energies to work. Although it may seem that Trump has a handle on his daily affairs, in reality, there is a constant struggle going on internally that is most often not apparent to the casual observer.
Here is what Marc Jones has to say about the Opposition of the Lights:
“. . . . . an inherent over-conscientiousness of self tends to defeat the native in everything he attempts. This is due primarily to a vacillation between conflicting requirements of his will or purpose on the one side, and his feelings or more immediate and transient inclinations on the other.” (page 116, Essentials of Astrological Analysis)
As well, Uranus in Trump’s horoscope is in High Focus and so this Progression is all the more important. Since Uranus is a slow moving planet this is a circumstance and stress that will remain throughout his term and beyond.
The Mars, as well as all the other planets in the US chart represent the American people. Their initiative (Mars) and their concern and reaction to crises is found in its position in the interrelating wheels, and that is that it is at the crux of Trump’s natal and Progressed dynamic. It is not surprising that with Trump’s unusual (Uranus) behavior prior to election, that the masses (Point Focus Pluto in the Inaugural chart) have come to protest in anger (Mar) his policy promises. His basic core self indicated by the Sun that is catching all the simulation from the Moon Opposite to the US Mars and Progressed Uranus, is in 23 degrees of Gemini with a Sabian Symbol of, Three fledglings in a nest high in a tree. The original symbol seen by Elsie Wheeler is, Three fledglings, secure in their nest high in the tree, already reveal the deep pride of their heritage. Sounds a bit more exclusive and truly representative of Trump’s high class life style than the edited Marc Jones version.
The symbol’s keyword is ELEVATION. Its positive expression is, “an unconditioned creativity exalted to the point of complete freedom from any immediate involvement.” Its negative expression is, “psychological witlessness and a false sense of release of responsibility.” These positive and negative expressions show clearly that Trump does not feel the necessity to live by the rules other citizens of the US are subject to. This, because of his privileged upbringing that had him up a tree since birth. It remains to be seen if he will reveal his tax returns as other presidents in the past were compelled to do. Here is the power and insight that can be gleaned through the use of the Sabian Symbols integrated with the other essential components of the horoscope.
Shown with the faint red lines, and as mentioned above, the Transit of Pluto in wide orb of Opposition to the US Sun degree and Squaring its Natal Saturn puts an emphasis on the Purpose of the American people (Sun) as well as a serious look at its own moral standing in the eyes of the world at large. This is indicated by the US Saturn that has become temporarily in Point Focus while Pluto makes its important Transit Squaring it. The Saturn Sabian Symbol degree becomes front and center for a time, and its degree is Libra 15, Circular paths. The symbol in its entirety can be read below. The symbol’s reference to, Man and his world may seem completely at variance with each other at some point of crisis, but inevitably everything falls into place., shows that in spite of difficulties that will constantly be a part of Trump’s administration, there is hope that all will turn out well. The general public and their concerns, as the US Saturn represents in the chart, will keep its eye on developments. The promise to do so came forth through the masses’ nationwide message sent out to all on the day after Trump officially took office. That message was synchronous with the event’s Point Focus Pluto. Trump’s followers and loyals have only to wait and see if the man they have empowered is the man that will come through in the end.
*CAPRICORN 20 A hidden choir singing This is a symbol of the eternal music of the spheres, and is an emphasis on the ideality of experience as at root a symphony of cosmic reconciliations. The differences of individual character which have contributed to a person’s initiative and a conscious selfhood are here brought to their point of ultimate and single source in an over-all existence, and each and every element of inharmony is reordered as a participating distinctiveness of the whole. All men are at one in the universal pattern. The keyword is WORSHIP. When positive, the degree is a unique gift for establishing a common interest and making it a power for the good of all, and when negative, personal aloofness and lukewarm loyalties.
**LIBRA 15 Circular paths This is a symbol of subjective fulfillment through a thoroughness of participation in experience, here dramatized by every individual’s gift for remaining true to himself at center. There are interminable repetitions in the events of personal life, but the consciousness ever holds to its orbit and the realization must remain constant. Man and his world may seem completely at variance with each other at some point of crisis, but inevitably everything falls into place. The keyword is CONGRUITY. When positive, the degree is a rather extraordinary facility in self-adjustment or practical reorientation, and when negative, a tendency to think in circles and to lose all perspective in inconsequentialities.