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In my last two articles I have compared the horoscopes of Barack Obama and Donald Trump to the Sibley horoscope for the U.S.A. For astrological reasons that I will save for a later time, I think it very likely that sometime during the next four years we are going to find ourselves enunciating the alliterative phrase, President Pence. So, I’ve decided to do a similar comparison using a horoscope charted for noon on Pence’s birth date. (Click here to see the double chart.)
The most striking connection between these two horoscopes is the conjunction between Pence’s Mercury the Sibley Mars. This is similar to the conjunction we saw between Trump’s Sun and the Sibley Mars, although it is not nearly as strong. Pence can certainly talk about the anger felt by a sector of the U.S. population, and he has an intellectual grasp of its causes, but he will never be a conduit for it in the way that Trump has become.
In my last article I discussed the connections between the Sibley horoscope for the United States and that of Barack Obama. Now it’s time to look at the connections between the Sibley chart and the horoscope of our new president, Donald Trump. (Click here to see a double chart with the U.S. horoscope on the inside and Trump’s on the outside.)
There are several strong connections between Trump’s horoscope and the Sibley chart. The most dramatic is the conjunction of Trump’s Sun with the Sibley Mars, and the opposition of Trump’s Moon to the same Sibley planet. This is a connection that has a lot of astrologers expecting Trump to be a war time president. There is precedence for this reading. George H.W. Bush also had his natal Sun conjunct the Sibley Mars and he led the U.S. into the first Iraq war.
Though I don’t necessarily disagree with this opinion, I think that is a more obvious way of reading this connection. From the very beginning of his campaign commentators have made much of the way in which Donald Trump has tapped into the anger of the American public. In a horoscope, Mars is the place where you find a person’s (or nation’s) anger. These powerful connections between the Sibley Mars and Trump’s Sun and Moon explain how Trump has become the conduit for the rage felt by a large section of our population.
During the last few day of the Obama administration his approval rating has soared to 57%. This is actually somewhat lower than his highest approval rating of 67%. This was Obama’s rating just a few days after his inauguration. It’s interesting that the peaks of Obama’s popularity occurred at the beginning and the end of his administration. In between it was another matter.
A comparison between Barack Obama’s horoscope and the Sibley chart for the signing of the Declaration of Independence (click here to see a double chart) explains this. In that chart, Obama’s Venus is just a degree and a half away from the U.S. Venus. This is an aspect of mutual affection. Obama loves his country and, at least for a time, his country loved him.
When I gave this title to a previous article, I thought I was being funny, but recent events have given this bit of whimsy a more serious tone. The documents that came out this week claiming that Russia had information on Donald Trump that they could use to blackmail him made the pulp fiction notion of a U.S. President at the mercy of a foreign power seem all too plausible.
Of course, the dossier in question has been largely discredited, even though it came from a British source that was considered reliable enough to get the attention of John McCain. McCain wanted to start Senate hearing on the dossier, but settled for passing it on to intelligence officials instead. Both Obama and Trump were briefed on the information. Trump and Putin were both quick to call the accusations ludicrous.