Covid-19: America and Donald Trump

January 30, 2020: The first case of person to person transmission of coronavirus in America is confirmed in Chicago, Illinois.

February 29: The first death from coronavirus is reported in Kirkland, Washington. (A report on April 22, 2020 places the first death on February 6 in San Jose, California.)

March 13: Donald Trump declares a national state of emergency.

March 19: The coronavirus has spread to all US states. New York is the country’s epicentre of the disease.

April 6: 336,776 people have tested positive to coronavirus and more than 10,000 have died.

America’s chart progressed March 13, 2020

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

On March 13, 2020 when Donald Trump (house 10) declared a national state of emergency progressed Sun at 14 Pisces 47 in house 11 (Congress) was inconjunct birth chart Saturn – planet of epidemics – in house 5 (Wall Street); and progressed Jupiter (finances and spending) in house 2 (finances, the Federal Reserve and $US) was square (obstacle hindering progress) birth chart Saturn (fear, hardship and loss) in house 5 (children and schools).

Progressed Moon at 13 Capricorn 01 in house 8 (death) was opposition birth chart Sun at 12 Cancer 44 in house 2 (finances) stimulating the major Sun-Saturn inconjunct aspect. The emergency declaration was timed by transit Mercury sesquisquare birth chart Sun and transit Sun parallel birth chart Saturn; and the adverse economic impact (Saturn) of the covid-19 emergency was instant and breathtaking.

March 16: The Dow (house 5) plunges (Saturn) 2997 points, its worst one-day point drop in history; and by March 30 the Dow had slumped 20% registering its biggest quarterly decline since 1987.

Saturn (loss and hardship) is cusp ruler of house 10 (business) and business activity and the job market collapsed; and by March 30, with progressed Saturn at 2 Scorpio 59R in house 6 (workers), over 10 million Americans had filed for jobless benefits.  (In America’s Saturn-Pluto conjunction chart Saturn and Pluto are in house 10.)

Saturn (covid-19) is cusp ruler of house 8 (death) and by April 6 more than 10,000 Americans had died from the coronavirus with White House medical experts forecasting that between 100,000 to 240,000 people could be killed even if Americans follow the sweeping lockdown orders.

And Saturn is cusp ruler of house 9 (aviation and tourism) and several airlines collapsed with others, on the verge of bankruptcy (Saturn), pleading for government assistance.

Jupiter to the rescue

Progressed Sun was trine (luck) progressed Jupiter at 15 Cancer 14R in house 2 (finances, $US and the Federal Reserve).

March 15, 2020: The Federal Reserve cuts interest rates (Saturn) by a full percentage point down to 0.25%; and on March 25 the US Senate (house 11) passes a $2 trillion (Jupiter) phase three economic rescue package.

April 1: With markets (house 5) bracing for the worst economic contraction (Saturn) in decades the US dollar (house 2), the world’s leading global reserve currency, rises (Jupiter) against the euro, sterling and most other major currencies.

The administration is criticized – hospitals are overwhelmed

Progressed Mercury (controversy and criticism) at 20 Aquarius 29 in house 10 (the administration) was sesquisquare (agitation) birth chart Jupiter (misguided hope and optimism) in house 2 (finances); and by March 30 the Trump administration was facing intense criticism (Mercury) for its indecision and dysfunctional handling of the nation’s covid outbreak.

Progressed Venus at 29 Aries 55 in house 12 (hospitals and prisons) was square (angry frustration) progressed Pluto – planet of drastic situations and the intercepted ruler of house 6 (sickness) – at 00 Aquarius 08 in house 9; and as the number of covid-19 cases accelerated hospitals were overwhelmed. House 12 also rules relief and the charities that provide food and other assistance to those suffering economic hardship and financial distress.

America: April-July 2020

On April 3 progressed Moon in house 8 moved to form a sextile aspect with progressed Sun in house 11 and a square aspect with birth chart Saturn in house 5 stimulating the major Sun-Saturn inconjunct aspect and all the Sun and Saturn progressions > peak power date is April 29 > end date is May 27.

On April 14 progressed Moon opposition progressed Jupiter (hope, optimism and a light at the end of the tunnel) starts > peak power date is May 12 > end date is June 8. All the Jupiter progressions are stimulated.

And on June 18 progressed Moon square progressed Mars (strife, doctors, haste and manufacturing) in house 5 starts > peak power date is July 15 > end date is August 11. (On June 13 Mars is conjunction Neptune in the sky.)

Saturn discord expresses as a false sense of security and these major Moon progressions indicate that the public health risk posed by covid-19 remains very high for America from April to July 2020.

Donald Trump

January 30, 2020: The World health Organization declares coronavirus a public-health emergency and in a speech in Michigan Donald Trump says: ‘We think we have it very well under control. We have very little problem in this country at this moment — five — and those people are all recuperating successfully. But we’re working very closely with China and other countries, and we think it’s going to have a very good ending for us … that I can assure you.’

February 17: At a White House meeting Trump says: ‘It’s going to disappear. One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.’

March 10: On Capitol Hill Trump explains; ‘Well, this was unexpected. This was something that came out of China, and it hit us and many other countries. You look at the numbers; I see the numbers with just by watching you folks. I see it — it’s over 100 different countries. And it hit the world. And we’re prepared, and we’re doing a great job with it. And it will go away. Just stay calm. It will go away.’

March 13: Donald Trump declares a national state of emergency.

April 7: The US is now the global epicentre of the covid-19 pandemic.

Donald Trump’s chart progressed to March 13, 2020

Chart data is June 14, 1946 at 10.54am EST (40N41: 73W48)

On March 13 when Donald Trump declared covid-19 a national emergency progressed Sun in his chart at 3 Virgo 29 in house 1 was semisextile progressed Saturn – planet of epidemics – at 3 Leo 04 in house 12 (hospitals) and cusp ruler of house 6 (sickness and health care workers); and progressed Mars – planet of emergencies and doctors – at 11 Libra 19 in house 2 (finances) was semisquare (friction) birth chart Mars at 26 Leo 47 in house 12 and sextile progressed Pluto – planet of drastic situations – at 12 Leo 05 in house 12 (hospitals).

Progressed Moon at 9 Virgo 42 in house 1 was semisextile birth chart Pluto at 10 Leo 03 in house 12 stimulating the major Mars-Pluto sextile aspect. The Sun-Saturn covid-19 emergency declaration was timed by transit Mars sesquisquare progressed Sun and transit Sun trine birth chart Saturn.

Progressed Saturn at 3 Leo 04 in house 12 (restrictions) was semisquare (friction) birth chart Uranus (sudden shocks) at 17 Gemini 54 in house 10 (business) > end date is May 20, 2027; and progressed Uranus at 21 Gemini 22 in house 10 was opposition (separation and conflict) birth chart Moon (the everyday people) in house 4 (homes and cities). Saturn and Uranus are the cusp rulers of house 6 (sickness and workers).

And progressed Jupiter (finances) at 24 Libra 30 in house 3 (local travel and newspapers) was square (obstacle) birth chart Saturn (covid-19 and economic hardship) at 23 Cancer 49 in house 11 (Congress) > end date is January 3, 2022. (In America’s chart progressed Jupiter is square birth chart Saturn.)

Jupiter hoped that covid-19 would disappear

Progressed Mercury (cerebral activity) was sextile (opportunity) birth chart Jupiter (finances) at 17 Libra 27R in house 2 (money) > peak power date is June 13, 2020; and when this aspect started on October 24, 2019 Trump’s thoughts (Mercury) turned to making money (Jupiter-house 2).

His optimism (Jupiter) escalated and when the impending covid crisis required decisive action he responded: ‘One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.’ His abounding optimism (Jupiter) derailed logic and intelligence.

Maybe you can make sense of Trump’s head spinning style of leadership but we ask what expertise does an attentions-seeking, self-serving businessman have for dealing with a major humanitarian disease crisis? Already the press (Mercury) are highlighting Trump’s denials, dysfunction and delays and describing the administration’s handling of the covid crisis as incoherent and ineffective.

In March 2020 progressed Moon in Trump’s chart was sextile birth chart Mercury > end date was March 17; semisquare progressed Jupiter > peak power date was March 8; and semisextile birth chart Pluto > peak power date was March 22; and the major Mercury-Jupiter sextile aspect defined his unintelligent, over optimistic response to the covid health emergency. And with Jupiter square Saturn in his chart the longer covid-19 sticks around the more money (Jupiter) he loses (Saturn).

Donald Trump: April-May 2020

On April 1 progressed Moon in house 1 of Trump’s chart moved to form a semisextile aspect with progressed Mars – planet of strife, haste and conflict in house 2 (finances) > peak power date is April 28; and on April 19 progressed Moon semisextile progressed Pluto (drastic situations) in house 12 (hospitals and prisons) starts > peak power date is May 16.

Major aspects progressed Mars sextile progressed Pluto and progressed Mars semisquare birth chart Mars are stimulated and the dangers are that America’s hospital system (house 12) will be overwhelmed and that Trump’s impulsivity and sense of urgency will make rash decisions that have drastic consequences.

Mars is the planet of infections and Trump needs to adopt and apply strict personal precautionary measures when it comes to the coronavirus.

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Author: DW Sutton

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