Trump confronts Pluto: January – March 2018

November 25, 2017

In Donald Trump’s birthchart Pluto – the planet of coercion, compulsion, subtle force, groups, bureaus, commissions, criminal activity and drastic events – is in house 12.

House 12 is the data-point for life-matters related to secrets, secret activity, hidden agendas, secret enemies, crime, sorrow, disappointment, restriction, isolation, confinement, hospitals, prisons, the FBI and self-undoing.

Self-undoing involves behavior and activity that undermines his life. By bringing about his downfall it results in disappointment and renunciation.

Donald Trump’s birthchart

Mars is also in house 12. It’s conjunction the ascendant and marks for powerful aggressive tendencies that he tries to keep secret and hidden away.

House 12 signs for secret activities that Trump does all he can to keep under wraps but it’s above the horizon so the events invariably come to the attention of others.

With Pluto in house 12 Trump’s secret life is subject to coercion and he’s predisposed to experience coercion through groups and secret enemies that endeavor to bring his downfall. And with Mars there he’s predisposed to experience strife and harm through the actions of secret enemies.

And with progressed Pluto and progressed Mercury, Saturn and MC in house 12 it’s the current hot-spot in his chart. It’s where the action is.

Mars and Pluto are activated by progression

The predispositions mapped by Mars and Pluto can only become real-life events when they’re activated by progression. And in August 2016 progressed Mars in house 2 (finances) moved to form a sextile (opportunity) aspect with birthchart Pluto. The aspect reaches peak power on March 20, 2018 and ends in October 2019.

Major events related to this aspect can occur at any time during its time-frame (August 2016-October 2019) but are more inclined to occur near its peak date (March 20, 2018) – particularly if there’s little environmental resistance to the events it marks for and there are strong astrological events stepping up the stimulation.

On May 18, 2017 it was announced that former FBI Director Robert Mueller (Pluto) will lead a probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

And on October 30, 2017 Federal investigators probing Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election charged Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort and another aide, Rick Gates, with conspiracy against the US, money laundering and failing to register as foreign agents. A third former Trump adviser, George Papadopoulos, pleaded guilty in early October to lying to the FBI.

And on December 29, 2017 progressed Moon moves to form a conjunction aspect with birthchart Pluto and a sextile aspect with progressed Mars. This major Moon stimulation is at its peak power on January 24, 2018 and major events mapped by the progressed Mars-birthchart Pluto sextile aspect – as indicated by his birthchart – are timed to occur around this date.

Donald Trump’s chart progressed to January 24, 2018

The major Moon stimulation to the progressed Mars-birthchart Pluto sextile aspect ends on February 19, 2018, but on that date progressed Moon moves to form a conjunction aspect with progressed Pluto.

The progressed Mars-birthchart Pluto sextile aspect reaches peak power on March 20, 2018 and progressed Moon conjunction progressed Pluto reaches peak power on March 17, 2018. It ends on April 12, 2018 by which time the house 12 predispositions, mapped by Pluto and Mars, will have become real-life events.

These major Mars-Pluto events can occur on days when there are transit hits to Mars or Pluto. They are:

January 26 and 30; February 6, 7, 8, 12, 15 and 16; March 12, 13, 14 and 15 and 30; and April 4. Transit Uranus is trine birthchart Mars during March.

The indications are that major events and developments involving the FBI probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election will occur. But house 12 is all about past misdemeanours that come back to haunt, and the Mars-Pluto energy mix signs for claims of sexual (Mars) harassment (Pluto).

Whatever, the coercive force and pressure on Trump during the first three months of 2018 will be unrelenting – a pressure-cooker situation. And while the embattled president will confront Pluto with aggressive force (Mars) don’t be surprised if he’s conspicuously silent about what’s going on.

Mercury in Trump’s chart

Mercury is the planet of expression – it just can’t stop talking – and during 2017 progressed Mars was square birthchart Mercury in Trump’s chart. Mars is cusp ruler of house 9 (tweets) so Mercury’s desire to talk and write found expression through his impulsive tweeting. But progressed Mars square birthchart Mercury ends on December 6, 2017 and that’s when his legendary tweet storms are destined to come to an end too.

You need to know that there are no progressed aspects involving Mercury in Trump’s chart for the next two years which means that his desire to think, talk and reason will be inactive and idle. But it was never very strong to start with.

Mercury in his chart has below average power so intelligence, reasoning skills and fluency are things he lacks. Mercury is square (obstacle) Neptune – the planet that is vague, easily muddled and prone to deception – and there are no progressions involving Neptune.

The Sun – planet of power and significance – is Trump’s dominant planet so he’s wrapped up in his own self-importance and naturally prone to engage in self-aggrandizement. His egomania knows no bounds.

So while his public approval score is the worst of any president in modern times and his presidency has been a big disappointment (house 12) his inflated self-esteem brags and boasts to antidote the feelings of sorrow, dejection and failure. It’s a very dangerous and unintelligent mind-game that Trump plays with himself.

One way of interpreting progressed Venus conjunction progressed Jupiter in house 2 is to have him spending a lot of his money on paying legal fees.

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