Cartoon from Investors Business Daily

Cartoon from Investors Business Daily

An explicit recording of Donald Trump’s misogynistic sexual harassment was just released last night, threatening to torpedo the halfhearted support of Trump’s Republican colleagues while creating very little stir among his passionate supporters.

Portions of this article appeared in earlier posts. The Sagittarius ascendant in the US chart reflects the expansive tendency of the American empire which is probably the single thing that will be its undoing.  Like other empires before it, the expansion of the national identity (Sagittarius ascendant) through ideas like “Manifest Destiny” which inspired pioneers to trek across the undeveloped terrain and do battle with the native peoples and Mexicans and Canadians who were already living on the land. . . .

Since Pluto entered the contracting sign of Capricorn, however, the cracks in the foundation have become more evident. Pluto deals with issues of compulsion and use and misuse of power, and in the US chart Pluto lives in the second house of money.  You can read more about that here, but the hunger for money and resources combined with the relentless urge to continually expand the national identity (Sagittarius rising) is not a good combination for a sound economic policy.

Since 2014 Pluto has been no more than two degrees from an exact opposition (stressful aspect) to the Sun in the US chart.  (Geeky astrological detail: because Saturn squares the US Sun, Pluto is also transiting in square to US Saturn which applies even more pressure.) The candidacy of Donald Trump with his openly expressed xenophobia has opened the door to the dark Plutonic realms of the US citizenry.  His campaign rallies have resembled WWE spectacles more than political events.  Racists of all flavors and types feel ennobled to express their views which have long been hidden under a guise of respectability.

This, my friends, is Pluto in action.  Trump didn’t cause this to happen – together with Pluto, he opened the door to the circles of hell and the demons began to emerge from the underground of the US psyche.

The connection between the chart of Donald Trump and the US chart is revealing, especially where the female archetype (the Moon) is concerned.  Trump’s Mars (aggressive machismo)  is exactly opposite the US Moon, and the US Mars is exactly conjunct Trump’s Sun (Self) opposite Trump’s Moon (which you may remember is a Full Moon and an eclipse and thus already highly charged with emotional intensity).  This dynamic is explosive and keeps things stirred up as we have certainly seen in this election cycle.

The release of this tape occurs just as Saturn (tests and challenges) makes its final pass over the US Ascendant (the way the nation appears to the rest of the world).  In addition, transiting Jupiter (news media, expansion, aggrandizement) has just formed a challenging square to Jupiter in the US chart – a planetary transit that is often associated with reckless behavior and ignorance.

The comments made in this newly released tape were made in 2005 during a series of dramatic planetary cycles to Trump’s chart including a transit of Pluto (compulsion and destruction) opposite Trump’s Sun, his second Saturn Return, a time when we have to face the fact that we are heading into the Third Age of life, and his progressed Moon (emotions) opposite his natal Pluto (obsession).

No one should be surprised by these comments – Trump has been saying these things publicly (though less explicitly) for years.  I’m sure there are many men who wish they could be in Trump’s shoes, and many of us over the age of 40 remember being treated in just the manner that Trump brags about.

The next eight years will be a critical time in US history as transiting Pluto (destruction and regeneration) completes its opposition to the US Sun and approaches the US Pluto return in 2022-2023.  This difficult time will be followed by some major harmonious planetary cycles which will hopefully set the country back on track.  In the meantime, the darkness will continue to erupt into the American psyche until it can be eradicated once and for all.

Please remember this is an astrology blog.  While I welcome all views to participate, now that all sides have been represented any comments that don’t add value to the discussion will be moderated.  Apologies in advance!

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