So, we have President Trump due to be inaugurated on Friday, January 20th, despite what opinion polls and many astrologers predicted. I hasten to add that the group I work with in the US, led by William Stickevers, consistently predicted a Trump win.
I don’t usually pontificate on US politics though because I have Americans on my Facebook who understand the lie of the land much better than me and I would not dream of stepping on their toes.
However, there is so much hysteria in America and indeed surprisingly also in the UK regarding this election and its potential effects on the world as a whole. I should start off by saying that I have no political allegiance whatsoever, but I have read bios on Hillary Clinton and am certainly no personal fan of hers.
Astrologically, the past few years have been highlighted by a clash between Pluto and Uranus – a clash with seven exact hits! Astrologically that is big! This was meant to get its point heard. The main message is change on a profound scale. The revealing of old corruptions and liberation through new behaviours and new actions. Social rebellion and turmoil. You get the gist. Now technically this aspect has passed, but we still live within the context these turmoils have brought and we also currently have the planet Jupiter move into the picture activating this square whilst ramping up and exaggerating the volume through 2017.
As we saw, no matter what shocking things Trump said or did through the election campaign, every little thing that normally would have killed a campaign actually, against every odds, saw his popularity gain momentum. Why? Right place, right time. He is the person charged with manifesting the Pluto Uranus energies. Simple as that to be honest. Sadly, in today’s politically correct climate people do not necessarily feel free to say what they really feel deep down. Just one of the reasons why the polls on the American election and Brexit got it wrong. But also the 2020’s are calling and require changes to be made before we get there. More on that further on in this blog.
Trump’s chart ‘plugs’ into the USA chart in a way which Clinton’s did not. Whatever you think of him, he is a patriot – he cares about his country and his country’s ability to be great.
Trump also ‘plugs’ into the UK chart. And if we can manage to ignore all the ‘fake news’ about him, we may find that his voice (Mercury on the UK MIdheaven and opposite the UK Sun) and the way he thinks outside the box could actually be beneficial for the UK (Trump’s Uranus opposes the UK Mercury across the second/eighth houses and Trump’s Jupiter sits in the UK’s first house conjunct the Sun/Moon midpoint).
The UK is a Capricorn country – we have a tendency to be reserved and hold on to our ‘stiff upper lip’ reputation. But actually our modus operandi is to stand out, to lead and to show our mettle to the world in a structured way (Ascendant/Midheaven midpoint in Leo conjunct Saturn). This is why we were once great, why we had an empire and why we have produced so many great people who led within their fields within the world. Interestingly, both Theresa May and Trump get this about my country. Trump’s Mars in Leo and Theresa May’s Venus in Leo sit on the UK Saturn and the Ascendant/Midheaven midpoint. So hopefully May and Trump can strike up a friendship where we are not ‘at the back of a queue’, because Trump gets our Brexit decision – we aren’t a country to tolerate being part of a group where we have little say in matters and where our views are trodden down and Theresa May automatically understands this.
So why do I say the 2020’s are calling? Because we begin some new and important cycles in that period. For now I will just speak about the first one. In December 2020 we begin a new 240 year Jupiter Saturn cycle moving from meeting in earth signs to air signs. This cycle is regarded as a great historical time marker. The current cycle began in the mid 1800’s in the earth element as we were in the throes of the Industrial Revolution. Think about what a time marker that period was for the UK and how far we have come mechanically and technologically since then.
Earth is very much about practical and financial concerns – food, population, money etc. At the end of 2020 we begin the air cycle when Jupiter and Saturn meet at 0 degrees of Aquarius. The fact that they meet at 0 degrees is also I feel significant. The Jupiter Saturn cycle is important in terms of financial systems generally – so perhaps there will be some kind of financial reset or new economic system. Air, and Aquarius, speak about communications, intellectual awakening, technology, science, space travel, language, culture, new ways of exchanging information. It is also about a humanitarian coming together. Could we possibly see some kind of religion unity? Maybe. For sure we will see an explosion of scientific discoveries, things to do with space and space travel and perhaps also what is out there in space – some kind of ET disclosure perhaps.
Because we are heading towards a cycle which augurs great change it is just not possible for us to stick with the same old, whether we like it or not and whether we feel entitled to it or not. It won’t work and it is broken.
So the USA has Trump and we in the UK have Brexit. The US has many problems to solve after eight years of a Presidency which has achieved little. The EU is a broken record and with elections coming up in France, Germany and the Netherlands who knows what will happen.
Trump has been full of surprises since he began campaigning, (as would be expected of someone who is Sun conjunct Uranus in Gemini – and don’t I know that one too). So try to put aside the news that says he is a joke, that he will just press the button in a fit of pique. Studies that I have done in a group led by William Stickevers in the US indicate that, despite the confusion and chaos that the Aries ingress chart demonstrates, Trump’s first six months of office augur well. It is the second half of 2017 which may prove more problematic for him as amongst other things his chart is particularly highlighted by the total solar eclipse in August aspecting his Mars on the Ascendant. He may hit a wall of some kind at this point but if he can overcome whatever obstacles come his way then, his presidency may just surprise the doubters.
He is a man with a destiny (Sun and Uranus conjunct the North Node and Regulus – the Royal Star – on the Ascendant and conjunct his Progressed Sun in 2016). He is the Pluto Uranus person, capable of thinking outside the box who is changing America in the lead up to the 2020’s.