Any man who wants to be president is either an egomaniac or crazy.
– Dwight Eisenhower
Whether in real estate development or in show business, everything Donald Trump touched became a production of unusual proportion. He now has set his mind to become the next US President. No other candidate come even close to the size of his business acumen, personal wealth and … monumental ego.
Initially the US presidential election was staged to become a contest between Clinton Number 2 and Bush Number 3 … until Donald Trump came in and threw a monkey wrench in US politics. In only a few months, he completely destabilized the US political system through ongoing irrational provocations. Regardless of what happen to Trump presidential bid, US domestic and international politics will never be the same.
His unusual personality and successful destiny make him an excellent Astro Tarology “nut” case study. Astro Tarology will analyze his natal chart in combination with the Magician arcana. In the process, we will learn some astrological basic symbolism.
Typically, a natal chart includes four astronomical sets of data. (1) the 10 planets + ascendant (AC) + midheaven (MC) positions (colored symbols outside the large circle) with exact degrees/minutes , (2) the 12 terrestrial houses (small segments numbered from 1 to 12 on the thin circular ring), (3) the 12 zodiac signs (colored symbols in the wide circular ring) and (4) special angles between pairs of planets (aspects) inside the center circle (blue lines = soft aspects, red lines = hard aspects and green lines = minor aspects).
Below is a basic key anyone can use to interpret instantly any natal chart.
Stage 1 – Basic interpretations from Donald Trump natal chart using the above symbolic key.
(1) Sun, Uranus in Gemini and House 10 = “You direct your life and distinguish yourself with mobility regarding your career.” (2) Moon in Sagittarius and House 4 = “You feel your life with ideality regarding your family.” (3) Mars, Pluto in Leo and House 12 = “You act and transform yourself with will regarding your obstacles.” (4) Mercury, Venus, Saturn in Cancer and House 11 = “You think, love and control yourself with sensitivity regarding your friendship.” (5) Jupiter, Neptune in Libra and House 2 = “You develop yourself and merge with others with equilibrium regarding your money.”
This description is obviously pretty generic. With this key though, anyone without any prior astrologic knowledge would already make a few sentences in less than 60 seconds.
Stage 2 – Donald Trump detailed interpretations using a computer-generated portrait and learning more about astrological symbols.
The 30-page pdf-book about Donald Trump astrologic portrait (Astro-Selfie) can be downloaded by clicking here. It includes 2 parts: (1) An introduction about astrological symbols and (2) a detailed interpretations of Donald Trump personality. The natal chart design and astrological description are more detailed than in Stage 1. Custom-designed Astr0-Selfie pdf-books are also available in our gift store (see also menu above).
Stage 3 – Donald Trump and the Magician tarot arcana
The Magician archetype is the Greek God Hermes. His mobility and communication abilities made him a great messenger trusted by all other gods. Hermes was the god of the magicians, but also of the merchants and the thieves. Trump’s name branding is a good example of how the magician in him turned his inflated ego into actual financial benefit.
Mercury was to the Romans what Hermes was to the Greeks. Mercury is also the name of the closest planet to the Sun. Its full orbit is only 88 days long. Seen from the earth, Mercury appears to move quickly back and forth around the Sun. Quicksilver mercury is also the liquid metal given name. No surprise that Mercury symbolizes physical and psychological mobility. Sometimes in the sky Mercury appears retrograde, which symbolizes difficulties in communications on earth.
The zodiac sign of Gemini is ruled by Mercury. In Trump natal chart we find the powerful conjunction Sun-Uranus in Gemini. This indicates a ruling mental mobility with unpredictable attacks to provoke and win arguments. The Magician strength is a very useful asset in business negotiations and political debates. Winning an election is one thing and governing when elected is another. According to the tarot archetypes the Magician (arcana 1) helps the first and the Emperor (arcana 4) the latter.
We will study the Emperor arcana in a few weeks. Stay tuned to find out if Magician Trump meets the Emperor archetype requirements for President. To be notified of the publication date, just join our email list.
Stage 4 – Now, let’s describe Donald Trump personality the Astro Tarology way by humanizing the above into a more narrative story.
His Inflated Ego
When we are born, the sun is positioned somewhere in the sky on the zodiac ring. Even astrology skeptics know their sun sign. During daytime the sun is visible while during the night it isn’t. The sun yearly cycle also defines each day light length as well as the four seasons. The sun position in one natal chart will symbolize that person unreachable life ideal. Born around eleven in the morning, Trump’s Sun was very visible in the sky (house 10) making him a person seeking social visibility, recognition and success.
In a natal chart, the ascendent (AS) is the Eastern horizon direction. When extended to the celestial sphere that horizon direction will fall in one of the twelve zodiac sign. That direction is also where any planet becomes visible where it passes from the night darkness to the day light. Therefore, one native AS sign will symbolize how a person will appear to others. Trump’s AS is in Leo the animal king, giving him an appearance of royal importance.
Now, each sign is also ruled by a planet. This topic will be developed in the future, but for now let’s look at Leo. By analogy, it is easy to understand why king Leo’s ruler is the Sun (the center of the solar system). By the way, King Louis XIV of France was known as the “Sun King”. As a result, Trump’s royal appearance (sun ruling AS Leo) is ruled by his aim to success (sun in 10). The above photo of Trump’s home interior confirms exactly his over-the-top flamboyant and flashy personality.
Prometheus was the Greek Titan who brought the light of God to humans. As Prometheus, the planet Uranus symbolizes freedom, independence and originality. At birth, Trump’s Sun and Uranus were aligned (conjunction in house 10) explaining his public independent, unpredictable and original behavior.
The combination of the above descriptions qualifies Trump as an egomaniac. Psychologically, egomania is an obsessive preoccupation with one’s self. Usually, egomaniacs feel a lack of appreciation, follow their uncontrolled impulses and are delusional about their own greatness.
His Patriarchal Family Role
Trump natal chart shows his Sun (10) opposed to his Moon (4). This means that he was born under a full moon. Though not any other full moon, Trump was born on the day of a Total Lunar Eclipse. Unlike the Sun, the Moon changes all the time: sometimes we see it, sometimes we don’t, sometimes it is crisp, sometimes it is blurred, sometimes it has a halo, sometimes it doesn’t, sometimes we see it during the day, sometimes during the night, its shape and color are constantly changing, etc… A Lunar Eclipse will intensify changes and a Total Lunar Eclipse even more. While full moon days are well known to increase police and hospital activities, a lunar eclipse adds more intensity to uncommon irrational behaviors.
Trump excessive self-centered personality impacts all his life aspects whether in family, business, branding and now politics. While House 10 was the domain of the career outside, House 4 (opposite to 10) represents the domain of the life inside, that of home and family. With the Moon in house 4, Trump would look at his home and family for support, encouragement and security in order to be productive. His third marriage seems to have given him his needed stability. As a patriarchal lion, he will protect all his family members from any outsider attack.
His Personal Wealth and Grandiose Buildings
Trump was the son of an already wealthy real estate developer, which gave him a strong preparation to enter the field. According to the most conservative estimates, Donald Trump multiplied over tenfold his father net worth. As doubling family wealth in one generation is already considered as a meaningful result, Trump accomplishment succeeded well beyond the norm.
When it comes to money, astrologers look at house 2. In Trump natal chart, we see that his house 2 is occupied by Jupiter (abundance) and Neptune (merger), which are in Libra (balance) and favorably aspected (blue lines) by other planets. This means that for Trump, dealing with money comes naturally.
Now, we see that the MC (career) is in the Taurus zodiac sign, the earth sign on which the Bull is solidly standing. There is no better sign than Taurus in 10 for a successful career in real estate development. Adding the conjunction Sun-Uranus in 10 and you get the realization of unusual real estate projects.
The weak economy and the Internet affected the gambling industry, giving a fatal blow to Atlantic City and its casinos forcing Trump to file for bankruptcy. As a savvy businessman, he negotiated the losses with his creditors to his advantage and the Magician turned a failure into a profit. Presented by his political opponents as a liability, this ability may in fact be an asset. Trump is the only candidate to have the experience in dealing favorably with big financial losses. America needs a magician like that, but is Trump really credible to deliver?
Every large real estate development requires a considerable amount of perseverance. Each project is like running a marathon. People who expressed their doubt about Trump political endurance were unaware of his unusual long-distance stamina as evidenced by his buildings production.
His Branding Business
Originating from Trump egomania, his buildings, casinos, golf courses as well as “The Apprentice”, “Miss Universe”, airplanes and merchandisings are all bearing the Trump name. Capitalizing on instant name recognition for marketing purpose, he turned his name branding into a gold mine. As a true alchemist (the magician), he converted a personality flaw (egomania = lead) into a business opportunity (profit = gold).
What is Trump political future?
It is too early to consult the Astro Tarology symbolism to forecast Trump’s Presidential bid outcome. Unpredictable events can still exercise major impacts on the race, i.e. (1) former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg may be running and (2) Hillary Clinton unfinished email scandal may re-emerge. All this being said, here is my personal feeling. Trump becoming the Republican nominee is more likely than not. All his non-rational arguments based on people fear and anger to obtain that nomination will be used against him during the Presidential race. On the finish line, voters will have the choice between false international security (isolationism) and false prosperity hope (socialism). Survival prevailing, voters will choose the latter and Trump will loose the bid to the White House.
Trump said that if he doesn’t become President, he will return to build buildings. For him loosing a battle is just another obstacle to overcome until winning the war. With a major lack of public funding, the new President will fail miserably in making good on electoral social promises. Trump will lead a very vocal opposition with his usual attacks, now capitalizing on people domestic fear and anger. The new President may even have to resign before term’s end and Trump will present himself as the Nation savior.
No doubt that Trump is a great businessman, entertainer and salesman (Magician archetype). Those great talents are helpful in the business negotiations and election campaigning, but are they enough on the requirements list to become a great US President (Emperor archetype)?
It would make no sense to trust an airplane pilot whose only experience is being a great motivational speaker. Does Magician Trump meet the Emperor archetype requirements for President?
After this article was published, Trump didn’t win the Iowa Caucus. We followed up with a post about what an astro tarologer would tell Trump.