A fun spin on serious cosmic stuff! Wendell C. Perry has 40 years experience studying astrology and how it impacts personalities & relationships. He's written two books & published articles in astrology magazines. He's happy to share this website so that you, too, can have fun with astrology to help you in everyday life!
In the horoscope of Donald Trump right now the North Node of the Moon is nearing a conjunction with his Ascendant. That means that the South Node will conjunct his Descendant. (I’m using Mean Nodes. The True Node is only a couple of degrees behind.) This aspect will continue to be in effect into May of this year.
The Nodes of the Moon are not planets. They are the points in the sky in which the orbits of the Sun and Moon intersect. When the Sun and Moon meet in a conjunction or oppose one another near these points we get an eclipse. In Indian or Vedic astrology the Nodes of the Moon are major players, but in Western astrology they are given less importance, though many astrologers link the Nodes to reincarnation and use them to describe the influence of past lives.
A lot of eyebrows were raised a few days ago when it was announced that Ivanka Trump would be taking an office in the White House. Since she is not a government employee and not restricted by the government ethics requirements, questions were raised regarding her access to privileged information, and her ability to use this information to further the aims of her and her family’s business interests. However, i have a different theory.
Since Ivanka Trump was born the daughter of a famous man who loves publicity, I have to believe that her time of birth is available in some new report somewhere, but it has yet to surface. Therefore, we are limited to a chart done for noon on her birthday. (Click on Ivanka Trump to see this partial horoscope.)
As you might expect for a person born into wealth and privilege, Ivanka’s chart is remarkably “easy”. The only “hard” aspect is a possible square between her Moon and Mars. Since she seems to be a dynamic woman, I think we can assume that this aspect is relatively close in her chart. Other than this possible square, the most significant aspect in the chart is the conjunction of Venus and Neptune (both being sextile Jupiter and Pluto). These aspects indicate a creative person with a keen sense of style.
On Monday, F.B.I. Director, James Comey provided a couple of sizable headaches for Donald Trump and his troupe when he said he had no evidence to support Trump’s claim that he was wiretapped, and that the F.B.I. was investigating connections between Trump’s campaign staff and the Russian government. Not only did Comey’s remarks inflame Trump’s critics and energized the news media, they seem to have also (at least temporarily) driven the President off Twitter.
We all remember how Comey announced a few days before the election that he had new information about Hillary Clinton’s infamous email account, and then admitted that it was really nothing significant. A lot of Hillary supporters felt (and still feel) that this unprecedented action by the F.B.I. Director was a contributing factor to her defeat. Now those same people have been forced to consider James Comey in an new light. Will he be the person who brings down Donald Trump?
I write quite often on these pages about the Saturn Cycles, the aspects that Saturn makes to the place it occupies in the natal horoscope and to the angles of the chart. Of course, there are other cycles that concern astrologers. One of the more interesting of these is the Uranus Cycle.
The Uranus Cycle works like this. At about age 20, transiting Uranus will square its position in your natal horoscope. At about age 40, it will oppose that position. At age 60, Uranus will move into a closing square aspect to your natal Uranus. And, if you’re lucky enough to be around in your 80s, you will experience the return of Uranus to its natal spot.
What Uranus represents in our horoscopes is the need to be free, to rebel, to defy authority and to attach ourselves to some transcendent idea. Obviously, that function is stronger in some people than it is in others. For that reason, the Uranus Cycle is not always predictable or consistent. Much depends on what Uranus is doing in your natal horoscope.