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Donald Trump’s Saturn Funktrumpimage

One of the things that occasionally happens when we are under a Saturn transit is that we start feeling sad and sorry for ourselves. Things that used to be easy suddenly become difficult and emotions like hope and optimism are out of our reach. This seems to be where Donald Trump is right now, with Saturn nearing it’s last opposition to his natal Mercury, and this could have important ramification for our country.


Aside from this Saturn aspects, there are some earthbound reasons for the president’s dark mood. The midterm elections not only gave the House a Democratic majority, the numbers on that majority have continued to rise as vote counts and recounts have come in for several House races. Even the elections that Republican won were, in many cases, uncomfortably close. Starting in January, Trump will be facing the wrath of the party he has continually demonized and those close elections don’t bode well for a 2020 reelection bid.


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Melania Trump and the Magic Degree

Each of the signs of the zodiac are divided into 30 degrees. That’s a basic concept. Sometimes the planets in a chart will be arranged so that one of these 30 degrees will be repeated several times in different signs. When a transiting planet or secondary progressed planet hits that number, it’s like the break in a game of 8 ball. A lot of stuff starts happening at once.


A partial horoscope for Melania Trump (click here to see a chart done for noon on her date of birth) shows three bodies at five degrees of various signs. She has the Sun at five degrees of Taurus, Mars at five degrees of Gemini and Uranus at five degrees of Libra. As an aspect pattern (semi-sextile, trine, quincunx) this arrangement is interesting, but not particularly powerful. But for the past few days Saturn has been crossing five degrees of Capricorn and, apparently, it created a bit of a fuss.


Who Put the Kingpin in Charge of the DOJ?WhitakerMattImage

There’s TV series on Netflix called “Daredevil”. It’s a spinoff of the Marvel superhero universe and based on the comic book of the same name. The chief villain in the story is a criminal mastermind called the Kingpin. He’s beautifully portrayed by Vincent D’Onofrio. Checkout the images of D’Onofrio as the Kingpin and you might get a shock. He has a striking resemblance to Matthew Whitaker.

(If you don't believe me, check out the double image at the bottom of this page.)


Matt Whitaker is, of course, the man appointed by President Trump to serve as the interim head of the Dept. of Justice after the departure of Jeff Sessions. At first glance he seemed to be just a placeholder, filling the seat until a permanent replacement can be selected and confirmed. However, it’s beginning to appear as if Whitaker was specifically chosen to be a hitman, and his target is the Mueller Investigation.


Whitaker is a Scorpio by Sun sign (clickon Matt Whitaker to see a partial horoscope charted for noon on his date of birth) but he has several planets in Libra. Libra, the scales, has a natural association with the law and, with Mercury conjunct Jupiter in that sign, it’s not surprising that Whitaker chose this as his profession. Libra is also associated with fair play and social niceties. Unfortunately, stories that have recently come out indicate that, in Whitaker’s case, this part of Libra didn’t stick.


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Following the Moon Nov. 7, 2018

Since the Full Moon chart for Oct. 24 featured such a strong placement of Uranus (click here to see that article and the chart) I’m surprised that more of the close races in various states didn’t go for the Democrats. However, conventional Saturn was on the Ascendant in that horoscope, so instead of a radical change we got an adjustment back to normal, with both political parties having a voice in our government.


Venus was also an important factor in that chart and this election brought us a record number of women candidates and a record number of women elected to the House of Representatives. Another thing that Venus is associated with is fair play and civility. This election was remarkable for its general lack of civility. I see that as related to Venus being opposed to Uranus in this Full Moon Chart.


Even though there are no angular aspects to the Sun and Moon in the Nov. 9 New Moon chart, it is still a dramatic lunation. Uranus is conjunct the IC and opposed to Venus and Jupiter on the last degree of Scorpio square Mars. (Click here to see the horoscope.)