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!
I have to admit that I was mistaken about how the aspects were going to work Trump’s and Clinton’s horoscopes during the last debate. I had expected Jupiter aspects to bring out the charming side of Trump’s Gemini nature. Instead, it only expanded his truculence. I had feared that the abundance of Pluto energy in Clinton’s chart would make her appear cold and ruthless. Instead, she was just ruthlessness enough to match her opponent’s macho aggressiveness.
The tone for the debate was really set by the conjunction of transiting Mars and transiting Pluto. Both candidates demonstrated the over-the-top, take-no-prisoners tendencies of that aspect, with Clinton calling Trump a puppet of Vladimir Putin, and Trump refusing to say he would accept the results of the election if it didn’t go his way.
The question now is whether anything will happen during the next couple of weeks to change the polls that show Clinton with a relatively comfortable lead. After all, the Wikileaks people are still putting out stolen emails that could potentially embarrass Clinton, and who knows what new outrage is going to come out of Donald Trump’s mouth.
Astrologers have never been sure of the time of Hillary Clinton’s birth. For a long time opinions have been split between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm. Both times have been given out, either by Clinton’s staff or by various people quoting her or her mother. Recently, however, an astrologer named Marc Penfield claimed to have obtained the time from her birth certificate. He was supposed to release the information at October ISAR (International Society for Astrological Research) conference. Unfortunately, his big reveal turned out to be a big bust.
Penfield claimed he had an indirect confirmation from an anonymous clerk at the office in Illinois that deals with such records. He said he had gotten this person on the phone to agree to verbally confirm or deny birth times that he proposed. According to this story, when he gave her the 8am and 8pm birth times, the clerk said no, and when he asked her about a 2:18 am birth time, a time that had been offered by an astrologer named Zayin Cohen, she had said nothing.
However, when pressed about this story by a reporter from the Washington Post, Penfield admitted that the conversation never happened. He had tried to get a clerk to “play along” with his ploy but she would not. This revelation shocked Ray Merriman, the current President of the ISAR, and left a lot of astrologers (including this one) deflated.
I’ve been in London, England for the past week, but it wasn’t like I was out of the loop as far as U.S. politics is concerned. Just about every day I was there, just about every newspaper I saw had a picture of Donald Trump on the front page. The British seems to be enjoying his meltdown as much as many Americans.
However, I don’t think that the anti-Trump crowd should become complacent. Trump’s hard core supporters (a disconcerting 39 per cent, according to some polls) are still solidly behind him, and the fact that his attitude toward sex and women is reprehensible does not disqualify him to be President. That same brush tars several of our presidents, some of them considered great. I fear that all this discussion about Trump’s sex life has diverted attention from the real reasons he should never be elected, his lack of knowledge, his lack of experience and his thin-skinned, arrogant and self-involved temperament.
The astrology of the next and last debate, on Oct. 19, actually favors Trump. (Click here to see a double chart with Trump’s natal horoscope on the inside and the chart for the debate on the outside.) As I had predicted in an earlier article, (Click here to see the article.) Trump was extremely aggressive in the second debate, threatening to put his opponent in jail and bluffing his way through the scandal over the video that revealed his predatory sexual behavior. He was in full Mars mode on that night. and he came across as a misogynistic bully to many viewers.
On Oct. 9 Clinton and Trump square off again in the second of three debates. In the last debate, as I predicted, Donald Trump went off script and got tangled in a swamp of his own half-baked ideas. Meanwhile, my faith in the 8pm chart for Clinton was shaken when she failed to display the all out aggression I had seen coming out of the aspects to that chart. Clinton came out the winner, but Trump scored a few points when he talked about the economy. So, what’s next?
Trump will come into the Oct. 9 debate with several strong aspects. The strongest is a conjunction to his natal Jupiter by the Sun. This tells me he will be feeling confident, and considering the fact that he never seems anything but, that’s saying a lot. He’s going to remain convinced, despite all the polls that say otherwise, that he won the last the debate, and he’s going to be ready to open up that same can of “whop ass” on his opponent.
Unfortunately, at the same time that Trump is going to be feeling so confident, transiting Mercury is going to be joining transiting Jupiter in a conjunction to his natal Neptune. The Jupiter conjunction, which has been going on for the past week, is the reason he wasted the post-debate period attacking a past Ms. Universe candidate instead of talking about issues. This aspect strongly indicates that he is going to let himself be once again diverted into some pointless response to an imagined insult.