Donald Trump by his birthchart

Published December 28, 2016

According to his birth certificate Donald Trump was born June 14, 1946 at 10.54am EDT, Jamaica, New York (73W48; 40N41). The birth time has a +/- one minute margin of error and the chart has a AA-1 rating.

The source notes on Astro-Databank state ‘the document was evidently posted (on-line) by Trump, (so) some caution is advised even though there is no evidence that the document was altered.’ So the question arises why would he alter the document? He knows nothing about astrology or the importance of the birth time and place in a chart’s construction. So it’s safe to say that the data as per his birth certificate is authentic. From Trump’s perspective it confirms that he was born in the USA.

Donald Trump’s birthchart is a map of his character that serves as a template for future development. It’s an archival record of previous experience that’s saved in memory and previous experience gives the desire energy embedded in his not-conscious mind a trajectory for future expression.

His life story unfolds in accordance with his character operating in an environmental setting with environmental forces like his parents, family life, education and social customs playing a powerful role in what eventuates. (His father was a self-made millionaire in real-estate.) As a child these forces shaped his character and civilized his soul’s untamed tendencies, but what happened is not revealed by the chart. It’s something that only Trump knows about, but it’s safe to say that he picked up the customs of New York’s financial elite and adopted their philosophy that time is money and money is what we’re here for. It buys power, influence and protection and he’s made lots of money.  But now, as President of the United States of America, he’s having a first time political experience, so politics is a no-knowledge zone for the new Commander-in-Chief.

Donald Trump’s birthchart

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The chart’s ten outstanding features

#1. Dominant planet is the Sun in house 10. With 98 astrodynes it has 16.7% of the chart’s power.  It reveals that Trump’s dominant driver is his urge for power, control, influence and authority and that the business/public arena (house 10) is the environmental setting that ignites his desire for power, significance and respect (Sun). The strength of the Sun in relation to the other planets reveals a mighty big ego and a sense of self-importance that easily spirals out of control in his quest for prestige, social status and personal glory. Trump has an insatiable need for public notice and adulation.

#2. The Sun, Moon, Uranus and Venus have above average power. They mark for thought-cell groups in his not-conscious mind that have the psychokinetic power to attract events and conditions that influence the direction his life takes. The Moon in house 4 (his father, home, real-estate interests and latter life) is the planet of feelings, family and fluctuation. Uranus in house 10 (business, honor and reputation) is the planet of individuality, original thinking, extreme views and sudden, unexpected changes. And Venus, in house 11 (friends), is the planet of affection, social connections and gratuities.

#3. The Sun in the third decanate of Gemini – Reason – is conjunction Uranus in the second decanate – Fidelity. It marks for a powerful desire to shock and outrage in his quest for attention and sudden, unexpected advancement.  The third decanate of Gemini is all about the power of thought.  Trump can accomplish great things by his objective reasoning powers, but there’s a very strong tendency to become self-centered.  (He has written 3 autobiographies.) The second decanate of Gemini marks for a single, admirable faithfulness (which he seems to have in his children).

#4. The Sun is opposition Moon in the third decanate of Sagittarius – Illumination.   This high-discord birthchart aspect marks for a state of consciousness that’s been built by painful separation experiences involving his sense of self-worth (Sun), reputation, family-life, the everyday people and women in general (Moon). And the thoughts and feelings embedded in this thought-complex are naturally inclined to attract painful separation events.

The third decanate of Sagittarius is all about teaching, imparting knowledge and religious thought.  It signs for illumination and the synthesis of observations into proper perspective.  Spiritual supremacy is attainable, but only when the base animalistic proclivities are transmuted into noble endeavor.

#5. Mars in house 12 (secrets) is conjunction the ascendant in the third decanate of Leo – Ambition. Trump’s birth time won’t be precise.  At 10.54.10am the ascendant moved to Virgo but observation reveals that he has a domineering, attention seeking Leo personality.  It’s assumed that the recorded time will be within one minute of the actual birth moment – some time between 10. 53am and 10.55am.

The Mars-ascendant conjunction marks for a very aggressive, enterprising personality, strong constructive and destructive impulses, a powerful sex drive and a very short fuse. He’s harsh, insensitive, vulgar and impulsive, but with Mars in house 12 these traits are hidden away from public view. Leo is the dominant sign. It has 201 astrodynes and 22% of the chart’s power.  And the third decanate is all about power, rulership and personal aggrandize-ment.  Trump has a natural gift for handling others and using them to advantage, but his desire for more and more power can see him sacrifice his friends and integrity to get it.

#6. Mars in house 12 (his secret life and disappointments) and Jupiter in house 2 (his personal finances and possessions) conciliate the Sun-Moon opposition.

The conflict between his power thought-cell group (Sun) in house 10 and his domestic thought-cell group (Moon) in house 4 expresses whenever his thinking is about the life-matters and activities ruled by these houses. As a separation thought-complex it works to attract painful separation events involving his business interests and reputation (house 10) and his real-estate interests and home-life (house 4) and the discord adversely affects his self esteem (Sun) and mind (Moon). But Mars (his aggressive urge) is trine (luck) the Moon and sextile (opportunity) the Sun; and Jupiter (his urge for wealth) is trine (luck) the Sun and sextile (opportunity) the Moon; and Mars and Jupiter conciliate the Sun-Moon opposition providing him with a harmonious way of avoiding the painful discord. He just has to keep his attention focused on making money (house 2) and working behind the scenes (house 12) and avoiding the environments ruled by house 10 and house 4.

Trump boasts a net worth of $10 billion and it’s all because of the harmony embedded in the not-conscious thought-complexes mapped by the Sun-Jupiter trine (luck) aspect and the Moon-Jupiter sextile (opportunity) aspect.

Money exhilarates him and these thought-complexes attract lucky breaks and opportunities that allow him to make it. But with Neptune in house 2 his net worth boast is probably a wild exaggeration.

But Mars, the planet of impulsive risk taking, is square (obstacle) the Midheaven (his reputation) so his aggressive behavior has hindered his business success and caused him business problems and reputational damage. Mars is the cusp ruler of house 9 – television – and Trump has hosted his own television show and is described as a television (Pluto) personality but this seems to have been a side-show rather than a main career choice.

#7. Jupiter in house 2 is square (obstacle) Saturn in house 11. Jupiter – the planet of wealth, prosperity and good fortune – and Saturn – the planet of poverty, loss and poor planning – have below average power.  And their square aspect impairs Trump’s planning skills and capacity to make sound financial judgments.  Jupiter in house 2 is cusp ruler of house 5 – speculation, taking a risk and his children – so when it comes to making money his children are a supportive environmental influence.  But Saturn in house 11 – his friends and associates – isn’t.  His friends have caused him big losses.

#8. Mercury and Neptune are the weakest planets in the chart. Mercury is the planet of intelligence and verbal expression so Trump does not have the gift of the gab. It’s all about reasoning powers and evidence-based knowledge and Trump was the last person on the planet to know that Barack Obama was born in the USA. Neptune is the planet of imagination and schemes so he’s not crash hot at imagining and scheming.  And with Mercury square (obstacle) Neptune his thinking easily becomes muddled and his communicating becomes simplistic and repetitive. His thinking cap (Mercury) is playing single fiddle to his feelings and hunches (Moon) and intuitions (Uranus).  With Mercury square Neptune Donald Trump boasts of his intelligence, but it’s the Moon and Uranus thought-cells doing all the work.  And Neptune is inclined to hyperbolize, vaguely meander and exaggerate.

#9. House 10 dominates the chart. It has 252 astrodynes and 27% of the chart’s total power. The character mapped by his astrology code operates in an environmental setting mapped by the houses in the chart and Donald Trump’s dominant character trait – his desire for power, control, significance, attention and respect – has been built by, and develops in response to, events and conditions involving credit, honor, business, profession, superiors and mother. His mother, Mary Anne MacLeod Trump, was a powerful force in his life. She had big ambitions for her son.

#10. Houses 11, 12 and 4 have above average power. Trump’s life has been shaped by events and conditions that represent his character in action. And the life-matters, activities and people mapped by the houses in his birthchart with above average power are the ones that have played the lead role in his life-story.  House 11 marks for friends and associates and much of what Trump has achieved is due to their influence. You could say that he is a friend made man, but the story his friends tell isn’t all bells and whistles.

With Mercury in house 11 square (obstacle) Neptune and Venus conjunction Saturn in house 11 his friends have given him bad advice and caused him big losses. House 12 is the house of secrets and secret enemies so it’s safe to say that Trump has secrets that he tries to keep secret, a secret-life that very few people know about and secret enemies who can do him a lot of damage.  Mars there is the planet of sex, guns and alcohol.

Philanthropy is a house 12 life-matter and Trump is described as one of the least charitable billionaires in the world and he’s got a conflict of interest (Mars) in regard to his charity (house 12). It’s also the house of criminal activity and Trump has Pluto the planet of crime there; and it’s the house of disappointment and Trump has suffered big disappointment.

The life-matters, activities and social relationships ruled by house 4 include his home-life, real-estate and father and with the Moon there he was easily impressed by these environmental forces during his formative years. They represent a very important chapter in his life story. Trump followed in his father’s footsteps and went into real-estate.

On November 8, 2016 Donald Trump was elected president of the United States of America but the states are far from united – the nation is irreconcilably divided. Considered an outside chance he grabbed the support of politically discontented voters and unexpectedly (Uranus) won the White House. And he hasn’t stopped applauding his achievement. He loves the power, influence, limelight and attention but how the man who’s described as a television personality, businessman, property tycoon and demigod governs a very divided American nation and deals with the very cunning and very competitive international political environment remains to be seen.

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