The astrology of the biography
Donald Trump, according to his astrological birth chart
Published in Spanish on Más Reino Unido newspaper, February 16th, 2017, London
Fighting a crusade
In Donald Trump’s birth chart, the Ascendant, that describes the mask that the actor wears, is marked by the presence of Mars, associated by the Roman god of war, that symbolises the masculine principle, the instinct of aggression and the will to fight with leadership a crusade for the instinctive, emotional and tribal protection of interests.
Mars on the Ascendant can manifest as the militar, the militant, the executive, the entrepreneur, the leader, facts that coincide with Trump’s biography; all demand adrenaline, testosterone, competitive sprit and high index of physical energy.
The Ascendant symbolises also the color of the lenses through which we filter experiences with the environment and how the world responds to us. In this case the relationship includes obstacles, challenges, risks, anger, protests, conflicts and fights - if there aren’t any, Mars creates them.
Likewise, the Ascendant is one of the significators of the body and the red planet in this position reveals an energetic and temperamental person, who wants to affirm his potency and courage to initiate actions in the present, so he can usually be impatient. Mars is a fire sign that expresses in a direct and theatrical way.
According to Homer in the Iliad, Ares, who was the Greek equivalent of Mars, was a frenzied and furious warrior that represented the personification of bellicosity. Astronomically, the planet has two satellites, Fear and Terror, both symbolic attributes of this star.
Trump won the presidency in the country where Mars strongly permeates the collective culture, recreating itself in endless versions of car chases, shootings and muscular heroes who seek conquest in the midst of danger. "I could stand in the middle of the Fifth Avenue, shoot somebody, and I would not lose any votes," said Trump of his "loyal" voters.
Being in the twelve house and in aspect to the Sun and the Moon, Trump, through his parents, has an ancestral connection to Mars-related issues, which may include frustration, anger, humiliation, victimization, impotence , violence or cruelty.
This particular sensitivity makes Trump able to tune into these feelings on a collective level, to capture and express them as a spokesperson in relation to the aspirations, the imagination and the dreams of those who were hold back and yearn to affirm their power - something people must do for themselves without projecting it into a magnetic and fiery leader.
The sun in Gemini in tenth house, of status in the world, is associated with the archetype of Mercury the multifaceted god of commerce, who intuitively initiated permanent negotiations.
Sun: ☉; Moon: ☽; Mercury: ☿; Venus: ♀; Mars: ♂; Jupiter: ♃; Saturn: ♄; Uranus: ♅; Neptune: ♆; Pluto: ♇.
Challenging the status quo
Through his parents, Trump received a strong heritage from Uranus, the spirit of reform, associated to a vision of social progress, that by being in the tenth house manifests itself in his profession, through which he can articulate ideas that are floating around in the collective level.
The tenth house is the area where Trump tries to break moulds inspired by a vision that shakes structures, but he runs the risk of becoming a fanatic or an autocrat, who considers the law below him.
Spokesman for nationalism
Family, home, country, sense of belonging, emotional security of feeling connected, are the areas in which Trump tries to anchor that vision of social progress, associated, in his case, with nationalism and construction, since Saturn, the planet of the manifestation, is next to Venus in Cancer in the eleventh house, of the group. For both of his parents, these were areas of vital importance, but where they also suffered tremendous limitations.
Tendency for mesianism
Jupiter in conjunction with Chiron in second house of the resources represents the wound of not finding meaning, which if not recognised, carries the risk of over-compensating with messianic tendencies. The largest planet in the solar system, tends to inflate everything that touches in the natal chart.
In this placement, Jupiter means that Trump is aware of the abundance of his talents and of the resources he has generated with them, and he is confident that he will always land on his feet, although Chiron in this area represents an wound, that includes personal insecurity. Manifesting positively he has the potential to include the acceptance of vulnerability and compassion.
Can Trump maintain his integrity?
Archetypes are multivalent and it is the person who has the free will to choose to express them with integrity to ensure that none of them is oversized, and thus contribute positively to society according to the spirit of the times.