This is, once again, the birth chart of President Donald J. Trump. We continue with our celestial probe, picking up where we left off in our last Moon Mail.
Last week we took a quick look at the big three in the president’s chart, the Sun, Moon and Ascendant. This week we’re going to delve a little deeper into his natal map.
First of all the president has a Saturn Venus conjunction in Cancer, on the cusp of his 12th house. This can account for his love of buildings and architecture, his father and family, and for those people who have risen to the top of their particular field, successful professionals. Early in his life this attribute developed as a fondness for lifestyles that are not exactly popular with his peers.
“In college, while my friends were reading the comics and the sports pages of newspapers, I was reading the listings of FHA foreclosures. It might seen a bit abnormal to study lists of federally financed housing projects in foreclosure, but that’s what I did.” Art of the Deal, p. 56.
Other clues to his grown up personality can also be seen in youth, and his love (Venus) of superlative architecture (Saturn) can be seen early on. Venus is his 10th house ruler (Taurus on the 10th) which underscores his life’s career path.
(My brother) “Robert is two years younger that I am, and we have always been very close, although he is much quieter and more easygoing than I am. One day we were in the playroom of our house building with blocks. I wanted to build a very tall building, but it turned out that I didn’t have enough blocks. I asked Robert if I could borrow some of his, and he said, “Okay, but you have to give them back when you’re done.” I’d created a beautiful building. I liked it so much that I glued the whole thing together. And that was the end of Robert’s blocks.”
Art of the Deal, p. 50.
Part of this tough (Saturn) love (Venus) comes from his parents. He is obviously devoted to his Dad and spends a considerable amount of time detailing all that he learned from him, even while admitting that he would stand up to him when necessary. His Mom only gets a sentence here and there, but he describes both his parents as being ‘like a rock’ (Saturn rules Capricorn, the sign with the goat standing at the top of a mountain), presumably meaning they were tough, conservative and loyal, both to the work ethic and to each other. As Donald matures he was drawn to a number of women who were efficient and effective in business. With this conjunction in Cancer, it deals with his relationship with women.
“It’s funny. My own mother was a housewife all her life. And yet it’s turned out that I’ve hired a lot of women for top jobs, and they’ve been among my best people. Often, in fact, they are far more effective than the men around them. Louise Sunshine, who was an executive vice president in my company for ten years, was as relentless a fighter as you’ll ever meet. Blanche Sprague, the executive vice president . . . Norma Foerderer, my executive assistant . . . Ivana, my wife (at the time) is a great manager who treats her employees very well, but she’s also very demanding and very competitive.” Art of the Deal, p. 116.
The next combination we will examine is his Mercury Neptune square. Mercury is the planet of logical thinking, of rational judgment. Neptune is the planet of the subconscious. With Mercury squaring Neptune within a three degree orb there are things that aren’t know about a situation. In his personal case there was a sibling (Mercury) lost to alcohol (Neptune). This alignment could also mean that certain facts are hidden, conditions may change or that elements may be intentionally kept from us that could (and usually does) keep us from a considered balanced judgment (Neptune in Libra). With Mercury in Cancer the Donald is generally calling shots from the gut. Cancer is a water sign that plays to the emotions. As much as he lauds this ‘talent,’ it is a method that does not always provide the correct answers. Now this could either apply to his own judgments, or to the processing of analytical judgments of those he’s trying to make a deal with. He’s used to working with people who don’t put all their cards on the table; of people who may not be honest themselves.
“In the meantime, I have one small problem. I’m going away with my wife for a month, and I won’t have time to devote to this until I get back.”
“Immediately I started to get nervous” (Mercury rules the nervous system). I said, Gee, Mr. Hoving, that’s a big problem, because if I have your air rights, I can build a totally different building, and that’s the basis on which I’m going to seek my zoning variance. If for some reason you change your mind (Mercury) while you’re away, I’ll have done a great deal of architectural work and zoning work which I will just have to throw out.”
“Walter Hoving looked at me as if I’d insulted him. “Young man,” he said, “perhaps you didn’t understand. I shook your hand (ruled by Mercury). I made a deal with you. That’s that.” I was speechless. You have to understand where I was coming from. While there are certainly honorable people in the real estate business, I was more accustomed to the sort of people with whom you don’t want to waste the effort of a handshake because, you know, it’s meaningless. I’m talking about the lowlifes, the horror shows with whom nothing counts but a signed contract.”
Art of the Deal, p. 104.
Finally, the third alignment we will be examining this week is probably the most distinctive in his whole chart, aside from his Full Moon eclipse, and that is his Jupiter in Libra in the 2nd house trining his Uranus in Gemini in the 10th within a half of a degree. First of all, Uranus conjuncts his Sun, making him an exciting, electric and unique individual. His ego sparkles. This conjunction in the 10th (career) house interweaves with the social network of professionals he hobnobs with on a regular basis, but it’s also his futuristic and innovative architectural designs. His entire first chapter is a tangled web of names that were at the top of their game in 1987, the year the book came out. It’s Gemini in it’s conversational, chit-chatty, whirlwind way.
“There’s rarely a day with fewer than fifty calls, and often it runs to over a hundred. In between, I have at least a dozen meetings. The majority usually occur on the spur of the moment, and few of them last longer than fifteen minutes. I rarely stop for lunch. I leave my office, but I frequently make calls from home until midnight, and all weekend long.”
Art of the Deal, p. 3.
Welcome to the whirlwind world of Gemini. It’s an accurate description, except that it left out the tweets, but only because they weren’t around in 1987. With Uranus conjuncting the Donald’s Sun in Gemini, it’s as though a shot of electricity was being injected into his normally talkative and buzzy self. His colors are gold (Leo rising) and neon (Sun Uranus conjunction).
With Jupiter trining his Uranus, this rainbow is spread out through the media realms, making it possibly the most exciting combination of his stellar life.
He has much to be thankful for and has certainly left a legacy in his wake.