In 2018 commentators are divided as to whether America is having a constitutional crisis.
A constitutional crisis is hard to define.
It isn’t a legal term and some liken it to having a ‘nervous breakdown’.
It’s a situation that develops gradually.
The system of government is slowly weakened.
A constitutional crisis can involve political operation and disputation or personal fidelity.
It involves the President so the current crisis involves Donald Trump and his conduct.
Throughout 2018 his behavior has become more and more erratic, bizarre and extreme (Uranus).
Some describe him as delusional and unhinged.
A constitutional crisis does not occur suddenly and during 2018 a series of events – travel bans, the firing of James Comey, the Russia investigation by Robert Mueller to mention a few – fit a pattern of gradual development.
In August 2018 the ante was upped when an anonymous source in The New York Times claimed that the president’s closest advisers believe he is morally and intellectually unfit for his high office.
Here was overt defiance of Trump’s presidential authority by his own appointees.
America's chart progressed to December 27, 2018
Chart data is: July 4, 1776 at 12.14am LMT, Philadelphia (74W08, 39N57)
House 9 rules a country’s constitution and in America’s chart Pluto – the planet of coercion, division, misinformation, crime and drastic developments is in house 9.
Saturn – the planet of security, conservatism, cautiousness, economy, fear and loss – is the cusp ruler (Capricorn).
And while experts can debate if America is having a constitutional crisis or not astrologically it started on September 26, 2017 when progressed Sun in house 10 of America’s chart (the President) moved to form a semisquare aspect with birth chart Pluto (coercion and criminal activity) in house 9.
This friction aspect marks for political disagreement and dissension.
It reached peaked power and discord on September 9, 2018.
Then on October 28, 2017 the house 9 discord escalated when progressed Venus in house 12 (secret activity, the intelligence agencies and crime) moved to form a high-discord obstacle square aspect with birth chart Pluto.
It reached peak power on September 9, 2018.
Then on December 27, 2017 the house 9 discord escalated further when progressed Midheaven (reputational issues and business) moved to form a discordant conjunction aspect with birth chart Saturn in house 5 and the cusp ruler (Capricorn) of house 9.
It reaches peak power and discord on December 27, 2018.
But this date doesn’t specify a precise day on which major events pertaining to America’s standing on the world stage, the constitution, the stock market or business will occur.
It just signifies when the power and discord of the progressed Midheaven-birth chart Saturn conjunction aspect is at its peak.
House 9: January-June 2019
Astrology can’t predict precise events, but the house 9 discord in America’s chart does sign for a constitutional crisis involving the president.
At specified times the discord will elevate – especially when progressed Moon aspects Pluto or Saturn – and that’s when Trump can say or do things that give rise to a constitutional crisis.
And you won’t have to wait long for next major developments to occur.
On December 27, 2018 progressed Moon moves to form a semisextile aspect with birth chart Pluto > peak power date is January 24, 2019; and on January 4, 2019 progressed Moon moves to form a trine aspect with progressed Venus > peak power date is February 5, 2019.
These Moon progressions stimulate the progressed Venus-birth chart Pluto square and major events pertaining to this aspect can occur around January 24 and February 5, 2019.
At the same time progressed Moon is semisquare birth chart Midheaven.
It starts on January 14 and reaches peak power on February 11, 2019.
This Moon progression stimulates the progressed Midheaven-birth chart Saturn conjunction aspect which reached peak power on December 27, 2018.
Then on February 16, 2019 progressed Moon moves to form a semisextile aspect with progressed Pluto.
This aspect reaches peak power on March 17, 2019.
On March 30, 2019 major Moon moves to house 8 (taxes, tariffs, debts and death) and on April 21, 2019 progressed Moon moves to form an opposition aspect with birth chart Venus.
This aspect reaches peak power on May 19, 2019 and stimulates the progressed Venus-birth chart Pluto square.
Venus indicates the involvement of a woman in the event or events that occur.
And on May 10, 2019 progressed Moon moves to form a sextile aspect with progressed Saturn.
This aspect reaches peak power on June 7, 2019 and stimulates the progressed Midheaven-birth chart Saturn conjunction
So the first six months of 2019 will see constant stimulation to house 9 in America’s chart.
And, at the same time, progressed Moon is parallel progressed Uranus.
Progressed Moon is parallel progressed Uranus
This aspect started on August 28, 2018 and reaches peak power on June 17, 2019.
It stimulates the long running conjunction aspect formed by progressed Uranus and birth chart ascendant.
The ascendant is the marker for the American people and Uranus is the planet of social discontentment, protests, rebellion, exposé, radical action, and sudden, unexpected change.
House 9: 2019-2021
You know the state of politics in America in August 2018 but, if the Democrats gain control of the House in the Midterm elections the field that Trump is playing on will change dramatically.
His possible impeachment is a long and difficult process, but the house 9 discord isn’t going away any time soon.
Progressed Venus square birth chart Pluto ends August 27, 2019 but on June 20, 2019 progressed Venus moves to form a square aspect with progressed Pluto.
This aspect reaches peak power and discord on May 28, 2020 and ends May 7, 2021.
And progressed Sun semisquare birth chart Pluto ends September 26, 2019, but on July 14, 2019 progressed Sun moves to form a semisquare aspect with progressed Pluto.
This aspect reaches peak power and discord on July 23, 2020 and ends on August 1, 2021.
Progressed Midheaven conjunction progressed Saturn ends in December 2020, but on March 16, 2019 progressed Sun moves to form an inconjunct aspect with birth chart Saturn.
This aspect reaches peak power on March 15, 2020 and ends on March 15, 2021.
And you shouldn’t dismiss the potential of this Sun-Saturn aspect just because the inconjunct aspect has low level astrodyne power.
The Sun (politics and the political class) in America’s chart is square Saturn (orthodoxy, conservatism, despair, anxiety, deception and loss) and this progressed Sun-birth chart Saturn inconjunct aspect will activate their high-discord birth chart square.
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