Donald Trump astrological update: The “Will He Quit?” edition

If you haven’t already done so, you will probably want to read my profile of Mr. Trump from last year here.  Please note that this post is for astrological interest only and is not intended to disparage.)

The presidency of Donald Trump is now well underway, and it has been an interesting one.   that being President is harder than he thought it would be. As I wrote in my earlier post, Mr. Trump’s chart has Mars in Leo right on the Leo ascendant, a powerful influence that reflects his need to shine in the spotlight and be admired..  Mars is the planet of aggression and independence – Mars does not like to be thwarted or regulated and neither does Mr. Trump.

We would expect someone with Trump’s supreme confidence to have a strong Jupiter component, and we see that Jupiter (planet of good luck and self-righteousness) in the 2nd house of money in a harmonious trine to the Sun.  This trine of Jupiter to the Sun tends to bestow a sense of having been chosen by the gods – there is a tendency towards luck and the kind of success that comes from an abundance of positive thinking.  His Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius Moon helps to cement that super-confidence into a belief system that is virtually unshakeable.

However, there are no planets in earth elements in Trump’s birth chart which would help to ground him and give him a practical sense of moving through the world.  He is all fire and air – energy, enthusiasm and ideas.

One tool that astrologers use for forecasting is the progressed chart which shows how the individual is progressing through time.  In Trump’s progressed chart, the Midheaven (career and public life) is moving towards an alignment with Saturn (tests and challenges).  This influence causes an individual to look more seriously on their life and desire to take on a greater role with more authority – however, there are challenges to be met with Saturn involved.

Click here for chart.  Beginning in December and January Saturn began a cycle affecting other areas of his chart as well, triggering the Full Moon lunar eclipse in his chart which challenges all of his ideas of who he thinks he is.  The Full Moon personality tends to be larger than life, and because that dynamic is also an eclipse there is an unmasking of the emotions that can be difficult to manage. This Saturn cycle will last throughout 2017.

Beginning in May we will see (and are already seeing) a shakeup (Uranus) in the relationships and alliances (Venus) that Trump has surrounded himself with.  At the same time, harmonious aspects to Mars (aggression) enhances his boldness and desire to act swiftly and without much aforethought although the influence of Saturn will frustrate his efforts to act freely.

I don’t really see anything in these planetary cycles to suggest that the frustration will become severe enough to cause him to quit the presidency.  If he does survive this first year, a challenging square from Saturn (frustration) to Neptune (confusion) will erode his confidence and clarity and make it difficult to find a clear path.  This planetary cycle is usually accompanied by a recommendation not to make major decisions, but of course this will not be possible for the president of the United States.

Let’s not forget that the US Pluto Return will begin in 2020-2021 (just a few short years away), and talk of a constitutional crisis is not surprising.  Pluto cycles tend to bring about intense change and the collapse of systems together with the re-emergence of new ones.  The changes that are occurring in the US political system are merely a harbinger of those changes still to come.



By | 2018-04-24T16:28:17+00:00 May 12th, 2017|People, Politics|9 Comments


  1. Claude Serrano May 12, 2017 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    Remember that even is Astrology NOTHING is in stone. Free will is always an option. Also, Astrology is a tool to forsee trends and posible events among many other options that are probable to happen depending on the understanding of them as well as the actions taken.
    Being fatalistic is not proper for any Astrologer unless wants to influence with his or her own agenda. Difficult aspect are never destructive but rather an opportunity for growth to conquer them and succeed coming out of the even stronger.
    Sadly you appear to have a leftist agenda in line with the fake media, CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, etc.
    Very dissapointing!

  2. Linda C Bryant May 13, 2017 at 4:41 am - Reply

    Thank you Lynn. You are the best astrologer around and I don’t construe your post as negative or biased in the least.

    • May 13, 2017 at 11:17 am - Reply

      Thank you Linda, Claudio and I have been arguing over on my Facebook page as well so I won’t add to the discussion here!

  3. Linda May 13, 2017 at 6:45 am - Reply

    I thought this was evenly stated – she talked solely about planetary influences and how they affect personality and circumstances over time.

    • May 13, 2017 at 11:17 am - Reply

      thanks Linda! that was my goal.

      • Les May 13, 2017 at 12:11 pm - Reply

        I agree with Linda. Thanks for this even-handed analysis.

  4. facts! May 13, 2017 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    I agree! I check out this site a lot, and think that what Lynn said was clear and un-biased (plus she stated up front that there was no judgment involved). Never mind the fact that, well, her reading has nothing to do with “fake” news–the topic of this site is much more metaphysical and spiritual. And forward-looking, about possibilities. So to call it “news” is really missing the mark.

    Lynn, I do have a question–is it possible that Trump will be impeached? Perhaps you didn’t notice this, but the August 21 eclipse will fall right on Trump’s Mars. Perhaps this is the time when pr Saturn will be conjunct his MC?

    Thanks, Lynn, for your excellent insights!

    • May 13, 2017 at 6:56 pm - Reply

      I had not noticed that the eclipse fell on his Mars but I will append this to the post. The eclipse does square his natal Midheaven as well, although it’s about 4 degrees off. And transiting Mars is at 20 Leo that day, about 7 degrees from his natal Mars. And yes, that timing does coincide with the conjunction of Saturn to his Midheaven in the progressed chart, and transiting Saturn to his Moon.

      Although many astrologers attempt prediction, I am not one of them. Human behavior is unpredictable and we do have free will. Under the eclipse falling on his Mars/Ascendant, he could become fed up with the whole situation and just not want to deal with it. The Saturn influence could cause him to feel oppressed and in a stranglehold of repression. Or, he could become super energized by the eclipse and take advantage of the focus of the Saturn influence to pass a great deal of legislation. Saturn demands cooperation with the status quo, and that is not Trump’s strong suit so it would take a major shift in personality for this to happen, but it is possible.

      • facts! May 14, 2017 at 10:05 am - Reply

        Awesome. Thanks for your very fair interpretation (and I agree–free will is the key!)

        I look forward to reading more on your site!

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