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John McCain Dumps on TrumpMcCainImage

The war of words between John McCain and Donald Trump has been going on ever since Trump questioned McCain’s status as a war hero early in his presidential campaign. However, the back and forth has picked in the last few weeks, culminating in McCain’s remarks yesterday in which he called out the President on his draft deferment during the Vietnam War.

Trump, who was actually attending a military school, was given a deferment because of bone spurs. During an interview McCain referred to inequities in the draft which allowed the wealthy and well-connected to avoid being sent to Vietnam. He made specific reference to a deferment because of bone spurs. McCain later claimed that he was complaining about the system, not Trump in particular, but that’s not likely to take the burn out of his statement.

We all know that John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer. There are factors in his horoscope right now that are clearly not so good. In fact, we might go so far as to call them ominous. But there is one (sort of) positive aspect. Transiting Pluto is trine McCain’s natal Mercury in Virgo.(Click on John McCain to see his horoscope.)


People with Mercury in Virgo typically have highly organized minds. They are also known to be critical and prone to biting remarks. The fact that Pluto is activating Mercury adds weight to all of these factors. Despite his medical problems, McCain has been much in the public eye during the last few weeks. He cast the deciding vote in the latest Senate health care debacle and has been asking hard questions about the role of U.S. troop in Niger. And, of course, he’s been critical of President Trump on several fronts.

Pluto is a slow moving planet. It will continue to trine McCain’s Mercury through this year, and then it’s going to come back and trine it again at the end of 2018. Of course, those “not so good” aspects will also continue to put pressure on McCain’s chart. From both a medical and an astrological viewpoint, his prognosis is not good. But I think we can count on this warrior to get more than his share of licks in before the fight is over.