Donald Trump’s 2018 events explainer

Donald Trump’s birth data is June 14, 1946 at 10.54am EST, Jamaica, New York (73W48; 40N41); and the major (important) events in his life are mapped and explained by the major progressed aspects in his birth chart.

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January 2018

January 5: Michael Wolff’s book (house 9) ‘Fire and Fury’ (Mars) is published (Jupiter). Trump in a tweetstorm rejects the book as a work if fiction and boasts of his intelligence claiming he is a ‘very stable genius.’ Progressed Mars in his chart – the cusp ruler of house 9 – was sesquisquare birth chart Midheaven.

January 11: Trump in a White House meeting questions why the United States should accept immigrants from ‘s***hole countries,’ referring to Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries. His racist (Uranus) outburst is met with worldwide condemnation. Progressed Midheaven was semisquare birth chart Uranus – the cusp ruler of house 7 (other countries); and progressed Venus was trine birth chart Uranus.

January 19: The United States federal government shuts down after the Senate fails to pass a budget bill. Progressed Midheaven (government business) was conjunction progressed Saturn – planet of loss – and semisquare birth chart Uranus; and progressed Mars was sextile birth chart Pluto – planet of division and disunity.

January 24: Trump says he is willing to be interviewed ‘under oath’ by special counsel Robert Mueller (Pluto), who is investigating potential Russian meddling (house 12) in the 2016 US election. Progressed Mars was sextile birth chart Pluto in house 12.

January 29: FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe (Pluto) who was criticized by Donald Trump for alleged bias against him in favor of his 2016 Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, steps down as the agency’s number two official. Progressed Mars was sextile birth chart Pluto; and progressed Moon was conjunction birth chart Pluto in house 12.

January 30: Trump delivers his State of the Union address (house 9). Progressed Mars – the cusp ruler of house 9 – was sextile birth chart Pluto; and progressed Moon was sextile progressed Mars.  

February

February 9: With no Mercury progressions – Mercury is the planet of reading and writing – Trump is skipping written intelligence reports and is relying on oral briefings.

February 14: Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, says he paid $130,000 of his own money to pornographic film star Stormy Daniels, but didn’t say what the payment was for. Daniel’s has said that she had an affair with Trump.  Progressed Venus was conjunction birth chart Jupiter.

February 16: US Special Counsel (Pluto) charges a Russian (Uranus) Internet agency (house 9) and more than a dozen Russians (house 7) with interference in the 2016 U.S. election campaign in a multi-pronged effort to support Donald Trump and disparage rival Hillary Clinton. The charges by the office of Robert Mueller describe a conspiracy (house 12) that started in 2014 to disrupt the U.S. election by people who adopted false online personas to push divisive (Pluto) messages; traveled to the United States to collect intelligence (house 12); and staged political rallies (Sun) while posing as Americans. Progressed Mars was sextile birth chart Pluto; and progressed Midheaven was semisquare birth chart Uranus.

Ex-Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal claims she had 9-month affair with Trump and deal to keep quiet about it. Progressed Mars was sextile birth chart Pluto; and progressed Venus was conjunction birth chart Jupiter.

February 20: Trump orders the Department of Justice (house 9) to prepare regulations to ban (Pluto) devices that allow semi-automatic rifles (Mars) to become fully automatic. Progressed Mars was sextile birth chart Pluto.

February 26-March 2: According to media reports Trump and the White House are in turmoil (Uranus). Trump goes rogue and announces gun policy (Mars) changes; Jared Kushner, White House senior advisor (house 11), has his security clearance downgraded (Saturn) and is under ethical (Jupiter and house 9) scrutiny; Hope Hicks, White House Communications Director (house 6), is interviewed by the House Intelligence Committee (Pluto) and then announces her retirement; Trump is feuding (Mars) with Jeff Sessions, US Attorney General, and clashing with advisor HR McMaster; and on March 1 Trump announces plans to impose tariffs (Saturn and house 9) on steel and aluminium imports (house 9) sparking fears of a trade war (house 9) and causing the Dow Jones (house 5) to plunge (Saturn) 420 points. Progressed Mars – the cusp ruler of house 9 – was sextile birth chart Pluto; progressed Jupiter was square (obstacle) birth chart Saturn – the cusp ruler of house 5; and progressed Midheaven was semisquare (friction) birth chart Uranus – planet of disruption and cusp ruler of house 6.

March

March 6: Adult-film actress Stormy Daniels sues Trump, alleging the US President never signed a nondisclosure agreement to keep her quiet (Pluto) about an ‘intimate’ relationship they had. Progressed Mars was sextile birth chart Pluto.

Daniels signed (Mercury) the agreement on October 28, 2016. At this time in Trump’s chart progressed Mars was square (obstacle) birth chart Mercury – the planet of mistakes when signing documents – and progressed Mercury was conjunction progressed Pluto in house 12 – secret deals. 

Trump’s top economic adviser, Gary Cohn (house 11), announces he is resigning over Trump’s hefty steel and aluminium tariffs. Progressed Jupiter was square birth chart Saturn in house 11; and progressed Midheaven was semisquare birth chart Uranus.

Tariffs are ruled by house 9 in a global chart. They’re imposed to raise revenue (Jupiter) or as protection from foreign interests (Saturn). On March 3 Trump tweeted ‘we must protect our country and our workers’ so it’s a protection – Saturn – thing for him.

March 8: Trump signs proclamations imposing 25% tariffs (house 8 and Saturn) on imported steel and 10% tariffs (house 8 and Saturn) on aluminum from most countries. Progressed Saturn was conjunction progressed Midheaven; progressed Mars – the cusp ruler of house 9 (trade) – was sextile birth chart Pluto and sesquisquare birth chart Midheaven; and progressed Venus was conjunction birth chart Jupiter – the cusp ruler of house 8.

Donald Trump – in a startling turnaround of events – accepts an invitation from Kim Jong-un to meet and discuss denuclearization some time by May after North Korea pledges to halt nuclear and missile tests. Progressed Venus was trine birth chart Uranus – planet of startling developments and cusp ruler of house 7 (foreign powers and open enemies).

March 13: Trump fires Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, replacing him with Mike Pompeo.  Progressed Mars was sextile birth chart Pluto; and progressed Venus was trine birth chart Uranus – planet of change – in house 10 (the administration).

March 16: US Attorney-General Jeff Sessions fires former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe (Pluto and house 12). Trump tweets: ‘A great day for democracy’. Progressed Mars was sextile birth chart Pluto.

Essential Consultants (the front group for Trump’s lawyer) seeks to move the lawsuit against Stormy Daniels filed from California state court to federal court (house 9). Trump’s lawyer alleges that Daniel’s could owe them and/or Trump $20 million (Jupiter) for at least 20 violations of the nondisclosure agreement. Progressed Mars was sextile birth chart Pluto; and progressed Venus was conjunction birth chart Jupiter.

March 17/18: Trump attacks special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election declaring it unfair and dismisses Andrew McCabe’s notes as ‘fake memos’. Progressed Mars was sextile birth chart Pluto and progressed Moon was conjunction progressed Pluto.

March 22: Stormy Daniel’s lawyer Michael Avenatti sends letters to the Trump Organization, City National Bank and First Republican Bank (Jupiter and house 2) asking them to preserve records related to the case. Progressed Venus was conjunction birth chart Jupiter – in house 2.

March 25: Stormy Daniels is interviewed by Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes (Pluto and house 9). She claims to have been threatened (Pluto) to keep quiet about the Trump incident. Progressed Mars was sextile birth chart Pluto; and progressed Venus was conjunction birth chart Jupiter.

March 26: Stormy Daniels sues Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, claiming he defamed her with a statement he made about the $130.000 payment he made her. 

March 28: Stormy Daniels (Venus) files a court motion (house 9) for Trump to testify about her claim that they had a relationship. Her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, is seeking a legal interview (Jupiter) with Trump’s lawyer. Progressed Mars was sextile birth chart Pluto; and progressed Venus was trine birth chart Uranus.

March 29: A CNN poll has Trump’s approval rating of 42%. It’s the highest since the 100 day mark in his presidency. Progressed Venus was conjunction birth chart Jupiter and trine birth chart Uranus.

April

April 3: Trump trashes CNN, NBC, ABC, and CBS (Pluto and house 9) while defending the pro-Trump Sinclair Broadcast group. Progressed Mars was sextile birth chart Pluto.

April 5: Trump denies knowing about the $130,000 ($169,000) payment (Pluto) his lawyer (house 9) made to Stormy Daniels. It was his first public comments about the adult film actress who alleges she and the President had an affair. Progressed Mars was sextile birth chart Pluto.

April 7: A fire (Mars) at Trump Tower (house 4) kills one resident and injures four firefighters. Progressed Mars – the cusp ruler of house 4 – was sextile birth chart Pluto.

April 13: Trump orders missile strikes (Mars) on Syria. Progressed Mars was sextile birth chart Pluto.

April 16: Trump’s approval rating (house 10) hits 40% the highest for the year. Progressed Venus was trine birth chart Uranus – the co-ruler of house 10.

May

May 2: Trump’s doctor (house 6) in 2015, Harold Bernstein, says that Trump dictated his own glowing campaign health report putting doubts on his super health and superior genes. Progressed Venus was trine birth chart Uranus – the cusp ruler of house 6.

May 3: Rudy Giuliani says Trump personally repaid his lawyer, Michael Cohen, the $130,000 (Jupiter) that was used to buy Stormy Daniel’s silence about an alleged affair. Progressed Venus was conjunction birth chart Jupiter.

June 

June 8: Trump causes disruption and disunity and at the Group of Seven (Pluto) meeting in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada. Progressed Mars was sextile birth chart Pluto; and progressed Venus was trine birth chart Uranus.

June 12:  Trump and Kim meet for a historic summit on Sentosa Island in Singapore.  Progressed Mars was sextile birth chart Pluto; and progressed Venus was trine birth chart Uranus.

June 14: New York’s Attorney General sues the Trump Foundation charity (house 12) after 2-year investigation. Progressed Mars was sextile birth chart Pluto.

Trump is full of praise and affection (Venus) for his new friend Kin Jong-un (Lower-Pluto).  Progressed Mars was sextile birth chart Pluto and progressed Venus was trine birth chart Uranus.

June 15: Trump announces tariffs (Saturn) on $50B of Chinese goods. Progressed Saturn was conjunction progressed Midheaven.

June 18: Trump’s approval rating (house 10) hits 45%. Progressed Venus – the cusp ruler of house 10 – was trine birth chart Uranus.

June 21: Child separation scandal – Trump signs order to end family separations (Pluto). Progressed Mars was sextile birth chart Pluto.

June 25: Trump’s approval rating falls (Saturn) to 41% after it reached an historic high following the June 12 summit with Kim Jong-un. It’s slightly higher than his term-to-date average of 39%. Progressed Saturn was conjunction birth chart Midheaven.

July 

July 6: In a poll 49% of Americans think Trump is a ‘racist’ (Uranus). Progressed Venus was trine birth chart Uranus.

July 11: Trump attends NATO summit (Pluto) and blasts allies. Progressed Mars was sextile birth chart Pluto.

July 16: There’s national outrage (Mars-Uranus) over Trump’s press conference in Helsinki with Vladimir Putin. Progressed Uranus was opposition birth chart Moon.

July 17: Trump back tracks and claims he misspoke (Mercury-Uranus discord) in his Helsinki press conference – ‘wouldn’t’ should have been ‘would’. Progressed Uranus was opposition birth chart Moon.

July 21: Michael Cohen reveals (Uranus) that he recorded a conversation with Trump regarding paying a former Playboy model (Venus). Progressed Venus was trine birth chart Uranus.

July 24: The administration announces $12B in aid to farmers (Saturn) hurt in the tariffs (Saturn) and trade (Jupiter) war (Mars). Progressed Saturn was conjunction progressed Midheaven.

August 

August 10Trump authorizes the doubling of Section 232 tariffs (Saturn) on imports of aluminium and steel from Turkey, to 20% and 50% respectively. Progressed Saturn was conjunction progressed Midheaven; and progressed Jupiter was square birth chart Saturn. 

August 14-15: ‘Unhinged’ – Omarosa Manigault’s (Venus-Uranus) memoir of her time at the Trump White House – is released. She releases tapes (Uranus) she recorded at the White House. Progressed Venus was trine birth chart Uranus.

August 16: In coordinated editorials defending press freedom (Uranus), hundreds of US newspapers (house 3) rebuke Donald Trump’s repeated assertions that the news media reports ‘fake news’ and that journalists are ‘enemies of the people’. Progressed Venus (cusp ruler of house 3) was trine birth chart Uranus.

August 23: Tariffs (Saturn) of 25% on approximately $16 billion worth of Chinese goods come into effect. China (Uranus) immediately responds with equivalent tariffs of its own. Progressed Saturn was conjunction progressed Midheaven and semisquare birth chart Uranus.

September 

September 5: The New York Times (house 3) publishes an editorial written by an anonymous (house 12) senior administration official in the Trump administration which unleashes a barrage of criticism on the US president and claims unnamed administration aides and officials, in efforts to promote national stability, conspired (house 12) against the president. Progressed Venus (the cusp ruler of house 3) was trine birth chart Uranus; and progressed Mars was sextile birth chart Pluto in house 12.

October

October 3: Trump calls a sensational exposé (Uranus) on his taxes (house 8) by the New York Times (house 3) a ‘hit piece’. Progressed Venus (the cusp ruler of house 3) was conjunction birth chart Jupiter (the cusp ruler of house 8) and trine birth chart Uranus.

October 9: Nikki Haley (Venus) announces her shock (Uranus) resignation as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, effective at the end of the year. Progressed Venus was trine birth chart Uranus.

November 

November 6: In the US midterm elections Democrats gain control of the House of Representatives and Republicans maintain control of the senate.  The loss (Saturn) of Republican power in Congress represents a major change (Uranus) in Trump’s operating environment. Progressed Venus was trine birth chart Uranus; progressed Moon was sextile progressed Uranus; and progressed Saturn was conjunction progressed Midheaven.

November 7: Another Trump associate gets his marching orders when Trump, the changeable employer, fires his attorney general Jeff Sessions. Progressed Venus was trine birth chart Uranus; progressed Moon was sextile progressed Uranus; and progressed Saturn was conjunction progressed Midheaven. Saturn and Uranus are the cusp rulers of house 6 (employees).

November 20: Trump strongly defends ties with Saudi Arabia despite international condemnation of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. He acknowledged Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ‘could very well’ have known about Khashoggi’s murder (Mars-Pluto) but the kingdom is a ‘steadfast partner’ that has agreed to invest ‘a record amount of money’ in the US. Progressed Mars was sextile birth chart Pluto in Trump’s chart; progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was semisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle. (Jamal Khashoggi was murdered on October 2, 2018 when Mars was square Pluto in the sky.)

December 

December 8: Trump announces that White House chief of staff John Kelly (house 10-Midheaven) will leave his post at the end of the year. Progressed Midheaven was conjunction progressed Saturn.

December 18: The Donald J Trump Foundation (house 12) agrees to dissolve (Saturn) under judicial supervision (house 9) while a lawsuit (house 7) in the state of New York is ongoing. Progressed Midheaven was conjunction progressed Saturn – the cusp ruler of house 7 in house 12.

December 20: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis (house 10 and 8) resigns. In his resignation letter Mattis told Trump to pick a successor whose views align more with his own. Progressed Venus was conjunction Jupiter – the cusp ruler of house 8 – and trine birth chart Uranus in house 10.

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