A subjective analysis of the natal chart of the controversial Donald J. Trump; some considerations using the theory of Astrological Psychology as applied through the Huber Method
The image of his chart reminds me of a kite with a tether from the two bottom sides to the upper side holding it back as sit tries to rise. Using the Koch House system of astrological analysis, through shaping alone we find that multiple shaping in a vertical direction is evident. He has a predominantly Green-Blue chart which could make him sensitive and adaptable but not wanting to assert himself too much. He could rather delegate to others and avoid making clear delineations about his vision for America because he is considering options. However, under emotional strain, he can make impulsive decisions without much forethought which will be addressed below.
He has a closed aspect pattern and has the “You side” generally empty except for the Moon and South Node. Thus in relation to others he interprets most events from an ego-centric point of view; and when he’s dealing with relationships, he sees them as the unknown and often perceives an intrusion by ‘alien others’ into his personal experience. He can feel helpless at the mercy of unfamiliar forces- all in the realm of relationships with others. (APA Diploma Course,Unit 2, Module 2, p. 17).
Donald has multiple aspect figures: the megaphone, the ambivalent triangle , an irritation triangle and linear shaping. He has multiple motivations, he is versatile, can be adaptable, seeks security and is as we know ambitious. But he may change his position quickly and jump from one emotional state to another in an attempt to adapt to prevailing circumstances. He has all three ego planets in an irritation triangle which may incline him to be motivated to keep moving and to be stimulated leading to periods of hectic overexertion. The opposition between his Sun and Moon form a central pressure-building energy so that can result in irritation when he is not supported in contact with others (Moon) which is made even more tense by his will to be an individual who is respected by his public. His inner sense of security can be threatened by his awareness of inner tension due to a longing for liberation from this tension. To complicate the emotional side, his Moon in the 4th house as tension ruler of his chart is 4 degrees from the low point conjunct the South Node; he can appear emotionally upset, immature, and inconsistent when frustrated in getting his needs met for emotional support from contact with others. He can be a puzzle to others because he can be rebellious, demanding, manipulative and defensive when misunderstood.
His political advisors can possibly be insincere and may impede him rather than help him. (Moon Node Astrology, p. 30). When he got the Republican nomination for President, David Duke a former KKK Grand Dragon, felt the climate was right for him to run again for senate. After some time with his advisors, Donald declined to support Duke. When his spokeswoman, Katrina Pierson, for the Trump campaign spoke to a USA Today reporter (August 3, 2016), she blamed Barak Obama for the 2004 the enemy killing of Army Captain Khan in Iraq when Obama was not even president at the time. Not only has Donald Trump tried to control the damage from his own impetuous personality, he has to deal with the incompetence of his own advisors. This creates a rise of anger and aggressiveness which he is not in control of… (added by Uranus which is conjunct the Sun and opposed Natal Moon which confers rebelliousness); he has no filters on the impulses so he must defend himself after his outbursts with evasive behavior which often involves a softening or reversal of his position. ( Aspect Pattern Astrology, p. 177, Huber).
With Mars stressed before the 1st house, we find him expressing himself with arrogance, annoyance, in a noisy spontaneous and uncontrolled way. He may well get involved in a ”Waterloo Event” in which he will be in a life or death struggle for the recognition and legitimacy of his efforts to be President of the United States. (Transformation, Huber. p. 56). His assertiveness may assist his feeling nature which is part of the blue side of an ambivalence triangle (Mars trine the Moon conjunct the Dragon tail oppose the Sun, Node and Uranus conjunction). Thus, he can be self-satisfied with his individualistic nature (Vertical direction) when seeing himself in an ideal world in which he has created; but he is at a loss to understand why he arouses so much opposition from others and does not have a clue how this happened. So he invents conspiracy theories to rationalize why he is so ill-treated. He says, “This election may be rigged!” He becomes aggressive when others oppose him because he feels he should not be attacked; in fact he exaggerates the threats by others due to his hypersensitivity.
And since intelligence may be measured in part by the “intelligence planets Jupiter, Mercury and Saturn” (Huber, Astrological Psychosynthesis, p. 26-30) we see the following:
- A tendency to exaggerate and flip-flop his thinking/feeling values (Jupiter in 2nd house square Mercury in 11th ) At a rally in Virginia, he was interrupted by a baby crying. “Don’t worry about that baby… I love babies… I hear that baby crying and I like it. What a baby. What a beautiful baby. Don’t worry, Don’t worry; it is , beautiful and healthy and that’s what we want, ok.A few minutes later when the bawling had not stopped, he said, “ Actually I was just kidding you can get that baby out of here”. One can not tell if he is being sarcastic or sincere in his retorts even when seen on live TV.
- His conservative bent due to his needs for security can in part be based on the past values with little appreciation of having to change his life goals. So he can be seen as a bigot, racist and reactionary (Venus conjunct Saturn in 11th house). Consider his stance on immigration, halting Muslims’ entry into our country and revival of post industrial America so he can “Make America Great Again”
- Jupiter is on the Low Point of the 2nd house in which his need for appreciation of his self worth does not find an outward expression but is, in fact, ignored; he then can compensate by exaggerating his self importance. He demonstrates the inability to have the right response at the right moment. No apologies, no humility.
He has the tendency to hop from one relationship to another. He relies on superficial impressions and spontaneous reaction rather than on sound judgment provided by observation.
If Donald Trump is elected President of the United States in November 2016, I may consider requesting adoption by the Yaqui Indians in Mexico, take peyote and try to see Don Juan. Reverse migration is an option for us all.
See also Joyce Hopewell’s earlier post on Donald Trump.
Thank you, John, for this profound interpretation of the Donald from an American perspective. The veneer of political correctness under which we have been living has thrown up some ugly and extravagant shadows and, in a summer characterized by Saturn in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces, nobody is quite sure what awfulness is coming next. My partner said of Donald Trump he’d have a PR course, change his tune, and make it to the White House. But the cacophony continues, as some people continue to applaud his crudeness while other supporters of the Republican cause are distanced by his perverseness and inhumanity. Trump’s Megaphone is stimulated by Age Point just past the Low Point in the 12th house trine Moon/South Node, sextile North Node and soon to sextile Sun, while transiting Uranus in Aries squares the Venus/Saturn conjunction in Cancer at the apex of the eye of the Megaphone, his interface with the public, and transiting Jupiter in Virgo is squaring his intercepted Sun in Gemini. His projection is larger than life, the cartoonists are having a field day, but how will the film unfold? Thinking about the future is truly unsettling.
love that last line could I join you
There is one mistake in the blog especially where I make a square from Jupiter to Mercury; it is from Neptune to Mercury one way which accounts for the flip – flopping , not Jupiter. Neptune causes confusion with in relation to the lower mind (Mercury).