Trump’s impeachment trial explained in 3 charts

On December 18, 2019 the United States House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump alleging abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

A trial was expected to commence early January 2020, but on December 19 Nancy Pelosi and her colleagues signaled they could delay transmitting the articles of impeachment to the Senate, and they did.

Christmas came and went, time marched on and while the politicians and political commentators argued and debated about this, that and the other the progressed planets in Donald Trump’s and America’s charts kept moving.

Then on January 15, 2020 the House voted to send the impeachment charges to the Senate and over the coming weeks a jury of 100 senators will sit and listen to the evidence and arguments provided by the prosecuting and defending attorneys.  They will then deliver a verdict – guilty or not guilty.

Astrology can’t predict what’s going to happen, how long the trial will last or the outcome.

Birth charts and major progressed aspects provide astro-data from which information can be extracted but they don’t define precise events. A number of factors can alter what actually eventuates so astrologically predisposed events are not set in cement.

A major progressed aspect that forecasts a major event has a long timeframe and it has been regularly observed that the major event mapped by a progressed aspect occurs when the major progressed Moon forms an aspect with one of the planets involved in the major progressed aspect. 

Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s life is just his character doing its thing. It’s a dynamic not-conscious thought system that’s composed of thought-cells and his birth chart is a map of his character. The events he attracts are the result of his not-conscious thought-cell activity so you can conclude that there are thought-cells in his not-conscious soul-mind that desired his impeachment.

House 11 (Congress) and house 12 (crime) are very active in his chart and the planets in these houses mark for not-conscious thought-cell groups that are predisposed to express desires that find satisfaction through events involving Congress and crime.

What you know is that Trump has not-conscious desires that desired his impeachment but you don’t know if these thought-cell desires are feeling discordant enough to have him found guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors.

This same principle applies to America with the collective unconscious of the nation – as defined by its birth chart – expressing desires that attract events in accordance with the major progressed aspects that form in its chart.

Donald Trump’s chart progressed to February 19, 2020

Birth certificate data is June 14, 1946 at 10.54am EDT (40N41; 73W48)

In his birth chart Mercury, Venus and Saturn are in house 11 (Congress); Mars – cusp ruler of house 9 (trials) – and Pluto are in house 12 (self-undoing and crime); and Sun – his dominant planet in house 10 (honour/dishonor) – is cusp ruler of house 12.

Progressed Saturn – planet of loss – at 3 Leo 04; progressed Midheaven (publicity) at 4 Leo 51; progressed Pluto – planet of crime – at 12 Leo 05; and progressed Mercury – planet of controversy – at 16 Leo 57 are in house 12.

His impeachment trial is taking place with

  • progressed Mercury sextile (fortunate opportunity) birth chart Jupiter at 17 Libra 27R
  • progressed Jupiter at 24 Libra 38 square (unfortunate obstacle) birth chart Saturn at 23 Cancer 49
  • progressed Saturn semisquare (unfortunate friction) birth chart Uranus at 17 Gemini 54 in house 10 (honor/dishonor)
  • progressed Mars at 11 Libra 17 in house 2 semisquare (unfortunate friction) birth chart Mars and sextile (fortunate opportunity) progressed Pluto at 12 Leo 05 in house 12 and
  • progressed Sun at 3 Virgo 25 in house 1 (him) semisextile (fortunate growth) progressed Saturn at 3 Leo 04 in house 12

Major progressed Moon at 12N51 is parallel (unfortunate intensity) birth chart Mars – planet of strife and cusp ruler of house 9 (trials) – in house 12 (crime) at 13N46 > end date is February 25.

On January 24, 2020 major Moon at 7 Virgo 52 in house 1 (him) moves to form a sextile aspect with birth chart Mercury in house 11 and a semisquare aspect with birth chart Saturn in house 11 (Senators).

These Moon progressions reach peak power on February 19, 2020 and while there’s no reason to think that anything major is likely to occur on that date it’s the major Moon stimulation to birth chart Mercury and Saturn from January 24 to March 17, 2020 that holds the key to the outcome of the (house 11) trial.

On February 10, 2020 progressed Moon at 8 Virgo 30 moves to form a semisquare aspect with progressed Jupiter stimulating the progressed Jupiter-birthchart Saturn square > peak power date is March 8.  

And on February 24, 2020 progressed Moon at 9 Virgo 03 moves to form a semisextile aspect with birth chart Pluto – planet of crime – in house 12 (crime) > peak power date is March 22.

So if the trial goes into late February 2020 other astrological events in Trump’s chart will come into play.

The trial is a house 11 event*; the verdict is a house 10 event*; and it’s generally believed that the Republican controlled senate will find him not guilty along partisan-party lines. **Trial and verdict are house 9 events with the Senate acting as the jury. 

America’s chart progressed to March 3, 2020

Chart data is July 4, 1776 at 2.14.35am, Philadelphia, Pa (39N57: 75W09)

It took 244 years for the Sun in America’s chart to move from house 2 to house 11 (Congress) so Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is a truly history making event for the country.

It’s taking place with

  • progressed Sun – planet of politics – at 14 Pisces 46 in house 11 (Congress) forming a (luck) trine aspect with progressed Jupiter – planet of ethics – at 15 Cancer 14R in house 2 (finances): an inconjunct aspect with birth chart Saturn – planet of sadness and fear – at 14 Libra 47 in house 5 (stock market); and a friction (semisquare) aspect with progressed Pluto – planet of division – at 00 Aquarius 08 in house 9 (trials, court cases and the constitution) and
  • progressed Uranus – planet of extreme events – at 7 Gemini 08 in house 12 (crime) conjunction birth chart ascendant (the American people)

Major progressed Moon in house 8 at 21N40 is parallel birth chart Uranus – planet of unexpected events, startling revelations and change – at 21N44 and progressed Uranus as 21N29.

On February 5, 2020 major progressed Moon at 11 Capricorn 44 moves to form an opposition aspect with birth chart Sun at 12 Cancer 44 stimulating ALL the Sun progressions.

It reaches peak power on March 3, 2020 and while there’s no reason to think that anything major will occur on that date it’s the major Moon stimulation to birth chart Sun, and by default progressed Sun in house 11, from February 5 to March 31 that holds the key to the outcome of the trial. It indicates that the trial will be over by the end of March, 2020.

America’s Saturn-Pluto conjunction chart

Chart data is January 12, 2020 at 11.59am EST (38N53; 77W01 – Washington)

The Saturn-Pluto conjunction in the sky on January 12, 2020 forecasts big events. 

Saturn and Pluto are conjunction Sun – planet of politics and political leaders – and Mercury – planet of talk, debate, controversy and the press.

The house position of the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in a country’s Saturn-Pluto conjunction chart reveals the department of mundane life impacted by the Saturn-Pluto energy-event; and in America’s chart the Sun-Mercury-Saturn-Pluto conjunction is in house 10 (Donald Trump and his administration).

Saturn is cusp ruler of house 11 (Congress); Venus (Nancy Pelosi) is in house 11; Jupiter is in house 9 (trials and Supreme Court); and Uranus in house 1 is conjunction ascendant. 

On January 15, 2020 – three days after the Saturn-Pluto energy-event reached peak power – the House of Representatives (house 11) after a three week delay (Saturn) sent the impeachment papers to the Senate and the history making impeachment trial commenced.

The picture of Justice that adorns the front of America’s court houses is blindfolded to signify that justice is unprejudiced and not subject to bribery so the issue for the 100 Senators standing in judgment of Donald Trump is impartial, unprejudiced justice but in the current polarized, partisan and toxic political environment this seems doubtful – one way or the other.

(The effective orb of a conjunction aspect involving major planets in the sky is 12 degrees so Saturn is conjunction Pluto throughout 2020.)


Author: DW Sutton

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