I read somewhere recently that Donald Trump once said that when he was after investors for a project, he would take them to the construction site where he had told workers to “look busy”…i.e. “move dirt around if that’s all you can do.” He has Neptune square Mercury with a 3 degree orb, and although that can be used positively, it usually isn’t. It’s a deceptive mind—very fluid and imaginative. Further, it is in Cancer, which is an emotional mind and very sensitive.
Trump’s birth data, according to “Astrodatabank,” is from his birth certificate and is considered reliable—Rodden’s AA rating. He was born June 14, 1946 in Queens, NY at 10:54 a.m. Many would say, with the last few minutes of Leo rising, that it is too close to Virgo to be “pure,” but that is nonsense according to most literature that I’ve read and from over 45 years of observation. It is conjunct the fixed star, Regulus, with only a six minute orb. This is a natural ability to appear “regal” but more importantly, his progressed Sun is within minutes of that position right now and will change signs in about ten and a half months. To add to his sense of regal importance, he was also born with Mars at 26:47 Leo, in a feisty conjunction with the Ascendant and square the MC. We can see him projecting this all the time. That often is exaggerated defensive pride.
He was born just before the full Moon with Sun in Gemini and Moon in Sagittarius. It is, however, still in Gibbous phase, and that is where he potentially has some ability handling detail since that part of the Gibbous phase has Virgo characteristics. However, the Sun is conjoining Uranus and the Moon opposing it, so his need to be “free” to do his own thing, would probably lean him toward being extremely subjective in drawing conclusions. The extreme confidence is further shown by the Sun and Moon being in positive aspect to Jupiter. By the way, progressed Jupiter has been holding a lovely trine to his natal Sun all his life, but it is also currently within four minutes of squaring natal Saturn. It always did, but is getting very close to partile (being exact) now. It moves so slowly, it is not going to indicate an “event” but, rather, bring out the natal pattern’s promise, which is a tendency to extreme swings in mood and an undermining of confidence.
And what is the natal promise? Donald has a sad side that we don’t see. He was born with Venus conjoining Saturn in Cancer, both square retrograde Jupiter. By the Koch system of houses, Venus rules his third and tenth houses—his conscious thought processes and public image (and other tenth house designations: father, career, reputation, etc.) Usually, Venus conjoining Saturn indicates fear of loss of money (or whatever one most values), most often leading to a poverty consciousness. I was surprised to see it, but given the Neptune/Mercury connection, it would be easy to conclude that he isn’t as rich as he says he is, and greatly fears loss. And with defensive Mars so prominently placed in Leo, he’d defend his deceptions infinitely.
Saturn rules his fifth house—his children, creativity, ego and love life and other related fifth house issues. I believe he chooses wives for the “public image” that they would bestow upon him (ruler of the seventh, Uranus, in the tenth conjunct the Sun, ruler of the ascendant). But, since Saturn conjoins Venus, ruler of the third and tenth, he may feel they have nothing in common with him (or anything to talk about). I don’t think he has ever felt truly loved, starting with his father. He has Venus in Cancer—a need for “mothering,” but Saturn there would limit fulfillment of that need. He did have strong ties to his mother (Moon in fourth, trine Mars and Ascendant and sextile Jupiter), but she was sometimes unpredictable (Moon opposing Uranus). I have no evidence from his life about that—just the chart.
Saturn leaves Scorpio on Sept. 17th. It will not return to that sign for at least 26 years. (The cycle of Saturn is approximately 28 years, and it spends about 2 ½ years in a sign, going from one to the other in order.) It has been my experience that it is intense while in that sign, and often brings discipline to those who deceive or participate in controlling behavior. Sagittarius is about honesty, idealism, and on the mundane level rules laws and regulations. I’ve notice already that Virginia is pushing to get rid of gerrymandering, which would be a great step in that direction.
Since Trump has the last degree of Leo rising PLUS progressed Sun just about to conjoin it, Saturn has been in orb of a square (90 degrees) to both over the last three months. Furthermore, it is moving through his fourth house, which is indicative of a person who is basically unsure of himself right now and building a new personal foundation. By September 17th, much will change for him even if it is not immediately apparent publically since he is a good actor. His ego (in his view) has taken some hits for the last month since Saturn has been square the Ascendant and progressed Sun. One usually has inner “conflict, pain and doubt” (as my teacher, Gina Ceaglio, expressed it) with those energies in play. We see evidence of this in his late night tweets. Most of the time, furthermore, Saturn is nearing the MC (10th house cusp) when people rise to something as prominent as the presidency. The fourth house is more about building new foundations on a personal level. They build anew, and he will have to since his TV shows have been cancelled. He isn’t due to reach a new pinnacle for another 14 years.
But, that’s not all. His progressed Moon is at 6:27 Cancer. It has been square Neptune (and is about to square progressed Neptune in about two weeks) and in 2 ½ months will conjoin Mercury. In other words, his Mercury/Neptune square is now being triggered by the progressed Moon. It is bringing out his deceptive side, but also indicates confusion and a lack of clarity.
There is much more, but I cannot delay posting this, and I cannot type for long periods with my broken wrist.