by Patrick Jerome
Donald Trump has an unusual horoscope.
Every skyTotems chart makes use of seven standard aspects, based on the five Gauquelin placements, the Sun and Venus in quadrants, and the Moon velocity, but some charts also contain rare, non-standard aspects. 32% of the population has zero of these unusual aspects, 40% has one, 20% has two, 6% has three, and only 1% has four or more.
Donald Trump has five.
Ah, but is this GOOD or EVIL?
Fortunately, that’s a question we cannot answer. I say “fortunately” because it would be a terrible thing if you could judge a man’s character by his horoscope. The Thought Police would be hiring, firing, and sending people to the gallows strictly on the basis of their birth certificates. We certainly don’t need THAT.
But although it’s bad practice to use skyTotems to make moral judgments, it can be used to identify longings. Indeed, that’s what a horoscope is: a catalogue of longings. The catch is, it’s impossible to tell how those longings will be expressed. Some people express them with great relish, others deplete their life force trying to hold them in check, and it is not etched in stone which path will be taken. We are not talking about FATE here. We are talking about DRAMA.
Trump’s standard aspects strike a loud note with a faint undercurrent. He has Gauquelin Mars, the strongest aspect in astrology, which, when combined with a 4th quadrant Sun and Venus, coincide with a willful and ambitious set of longings. They coincide with a desire to excel. They coincide with a desire to win. They coincide with a desire to dominate, all within a glory-seeking context. Hillary Clinton also has this combination. So does Madonna. So do other ambitious strivers and ego-monsters such as Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie, Lenny Bruce, Gary Busey, Madalyn Murray O’Hair, Ara Parseghian, and Tony Blair. The aspect combines the driving will of Mars with the 4th quadrant’s craving for prestige. Note that although these examples include several actors, the aspect is not common in performers. Quite the contrary. It is a ruthlessly practical aspect. It is unlikely that Madonna, Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie, or Lenny Bruce went into show business to express their sensitivity. More likely, they wanted to BE SOMEBODY. And that’s the bottom line for Trump. He was born, above all, with a virulent craving for status.
The undercurrent comes from Trump’s moon Velocity 1. Even at full strength, this is not a dominant aspect—it is weaker than the 4th quadrant and MUCH weaker than Mars—but when it does manifest, it is the ultimate aspect of the artist. In Trump, it is repressed. SkyTotems labels it as “wounded.”
To put this in perspective, here are the percentiles skyTotems gives for Trump’s three major aspects:
- 90 (out of 100) Mars (very strong)
- 86 – 4th quadrant Sun and Venus (strong)
- 56 – Moon Velocity 1 (wounded)
Still, you can detect a Moon Velocity 1 note in Trump’s behavior. Although primarily a blunt-speaking pragmatist, he has a penchant for making vague and impressionistic remarks. It’s his repressed Moon Velocity 1 oozing out.
But it isn’t JUST Moon Velocity 1. Trump has a conglomeration of rare aspects, some wounded, some not, that are associated not just with artists, but with visionaries. This is what is so fascinating about him. Yes, he is a gross materialist, proud of his wealth, proud of his status, proud of his ignorance, and proud of how many bombs he’s dropped and pussies he’s grabbed, but he is also an oracle speaking in the tradition of Nostradamus.
Let’s look at a few his more controversial statements. What is strange is that while all of them are OBVIOUSLY TRUE, there were cries of outrage when he said them. This is the role of the prophet: to state a simple truth in simple words despite the resistance or the conventionally-minded.
1. Elections are rigged.
OF COURSE American elections are rigged. George W. Bush stole the election from Gore in 2000, and in 2004 he stole it even more blatantly from Kerry with results in Ohio, Iowa, Wisconsin, Colorado, and New Mexico being flipped. And Hillary Clinton stole at least eight states from Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primaries. The crimes are egregious, the evidence is overwhelming, and yet Nostradamus is excoriated when he states the obvious.
2. The news is fake.
OF COURSE the news is fake. Not all of it, but huge portions. It’s been fake for a long time, with some of the biggest stories involving the worst faking. Lee Harvey Oswald shot Kennedy. Fake. 19 Arabs carrying box-cutters hijacked planes and flew them into the World Trade Center. Fake. Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction. Fake. The weird part is, although it only takes a small amount of research to expose the lies, when Nostradamus speaks, he is violently ridiculed.
3. John McCain is not a hero.
OF COURSE McCain is not a hero. He betrayed his comrades. He gave vital information to the Viet Cong, and he even made an anti-American propaganda tape. What he said on the tape was true, but that’s not the point. The point is, HE didn’t think it was true. The point is, he caved under pressure. The point is, he was willing to do anything to save his own skin. How is that a hero? But when Nostradamus stated the obvious, he was attacked.
Not all of Trump’s proclamations are prophetic. Quite often he is full of shit. Two obvious examples are his nonsense about Obama’s birth certificate and his refusal to acknowledge climate change. But even his most ridiculous statements have a prophetic ring, and this gift is totally in keeping with his more esoteric aspects.
Trump has three—THREE!!!—stationary planets, he has Mercury on the Edge, and he has moon on the South node. Stationary Neptune brings a heightened capacity to access the astral plane, especially the section where collective thoughts are stored, and Mercury on the edge bestows similar talents. Stationary Jupiter is an aspect you often see in people who want—who need—to be perceived as a hero. Trump is a ruthless pragmatist, but he is also a Knight on a White Horse, and to see one and not the other is to miss the point.
But it is unwise to cite aspects willy-nilly without placing them in context. To get a true reading, we must always ask ourselves, “What is the central energy?”
Trump is a Conventional-Yang-Introvert, with the yang-tinged introversion being not one of shyness but of intense focus upon work. When put together, the three factors create the archetype “A Professional in pursuit of a Silo Full of Corn.” But while Trump clearly is a professional, and while, just as clearly, he wants not one but 10,000 silos full of corn, this is not an adequate description of such a controversial figure. We have a TYPE, but we don’t have a PERSON. Not yet. But once we glance at his keywords, a person starts to emerge. To avoid misinterpretation, I will present his top keywords in order of power and transcribe them from skyTotems word-for-word. They are written as if Trump were speaking.
93 UNCOMPROMISING: I have an “Up yours” attitude. You don’t like what I’m doing? Up yours. You think I’m too loud? Up yours. You say I’m not qualified? Up yours. You say I’ll never make it? Up yours. You think I am lacking in talent? Up yours. You don’t believe in me? Up yours. The world is overflowing with self-appointed experts who would like nothing better than to see me fall on my ass, and to every single one of them, I say: Up yours.
91 BUSINESSLIKE: I am a practical person, and I live in the real world. I want to earn social respect, gain financial security, and be a respected member of society. I take pride in my knowledge of the world, I operate in the realm the possible, and I don’t waste much time thinking about what could be.
88 HARDBOILED: I’m a tough, pushing person, and I don’t really care if my actions hurt your feelings. I can’t spend my life worrying about your stupid feelings. I’ve got more important things to think about.
81 OBSESSIVE: I’m an obsessive person. I’m extremely self-centered, not because I WANT to be, but because my energy field is so intense. It’s like having a burr up your ass. It’s very uncomfortable, and you don’t like it, and you do everything you can to get rid of it, but you CAN’T get rid of it, because it’s stuck up there. This irritates the hell out of me, but I can’t do anything about it, and it gives me a kind of desperation. I’m desperate to live, desperate to love, desperate to make my mark on the world, and desperate to get that damn burr out of my ass.
FINALLY, it’s starting to sound like Trump. Although we should never forget that he’s “A professional seeking a Silo Full of Corn”—that’s his Central Energy—he is striving to fill that silo in a pushy, obsessive, me-first way. The catch is, his silo will never be full enough. He must always have more. And although he’s a success, although he’s a professional, although he’s got more money than King Midas, he’s not happy. Indeed, he’s angry. Despite his wealth, despite his status, despite his three trophy wives, he’s angry. It isn’t just ambition that drives him, it’s rage. This is from Trump’s “Top Factors” section:
91 If you ask this person, “What do you do?” he has a ready answer. He holds this job, lives in this neighborhood, has a degree from this school, won that award, attended these seminars, and is in charge of this many employees. And if you ask him, “Who are you?” he will give you exactly the same answer. His self-worth is so dependent upon his having impressive credentials that it is difficult for him to separate himself from his resume. He can do it. Indeed, sometimes, he HAS to do it, for his own peace of mind, but it isn’t easy. Thus, he spends a lot of time trying to convince the whole world how great he is. And he IS great in his own way. He’s a ballsy person with plenty of moxie, but if he doesn’t have an impressive resume, his self-worth takes a nosedive.
This is from his Greek God section: His top god is COUNTER-DIONYSUS: The Utilitarian
His goal: To demand top performances
How does he strike people at first glance?
7. Convinced that he’s right.
What are his primary motivations?
3. Becoming a success.
4. Being a leader.
5. Achieving his goals.
6. Converting people to his way of thinking.
7. Making the most of opportunities.
8. Keeping things in control.
9. Solving problems.
What are his Achilles’ heels?
2. Poor listening skills.
3. The need to always get the better of others in athletic competition or debate.
4. Lack of tenderness.
6. A tendency to use people.
7. He sometimes gets a burr in his saddle and acts holier-than-thou.
What kind of friends are good for him?
1. Smart people with good connections.
2. People with a sense of humor who deflate his pomposity and help him keep things in perspective.
What kind of women is he attracted to?
2. Trophy wives.
What kind of women are good for him?
1. Smart women with good judgment whom he can discuss business with.
2. Tender, understanding women who relate to his vulnerable side.
What kind of schooling would best serve his talents?
A good, solid training in science and math combined with plenty of extracurricular activities that give him an opportunity to test his mettle and develop leadership skills.
What kind of teacher would he make?
Demanding. He would have tough discipline and expect things done his way. He’d be attracted to coaching, but he’d do OK in things like debate, where there’s a strong competitive element. He wants to win, and he’s happiest when he runs his classes like a military camp.
What does he need to know about himself?
1. That a lot of people depend upon him.
2. That people notice when he acts with integrity.
3. That although he will lose some battles, hard work will pay off in the long run.
We are finally seeing Trump for the shrewd, greedy, hyper-competitive, image-obsessed billionaire that he is, but what about the many people who claim that he’s insane? They say that he’s out of control, that he’s trigger-happy, that he’s apt to lose his temper and drop a bomb on China. What does skyTotems have to say about that?
On the craziness axis, Trump scores a 71: crazier than average, yes, but only likely to go off the deep end if pushed too hard by circumstances. Of course, he now has a rather stressful job, and it could push him over. What form is his dysfunction likely to take? Here is what skyTotems has to say:
WHOM IS THIS PERSON TRYING TO PLEASE?
He parses out respect in minute doses. He is the authority, not anyone else, and he gets angry when that authority is not recognized.
WHERE DOES HE FEEL MOST COMFORTABLE?
Where things are intense and there is a struggle for survival. Anything less doesn’t feel real.
WHO ARE HIS ENEMIES?
Fools and idiots–which includes most of the world’s population.
89 Bee Marsh
Bee Marsh is a perfectionist who puts a lot of pressure on himself. He works so hard that he gets stressed out. He wants everything done so perfectly that he drives himself to a nervous breakdown.
The Bee part of him likes to keep busy and feels guilty if it isn’t working. It focuses its attention outward, on the task at hand, meticulously counting how many flowers it pollinates per hour, and if it’s behind schedule, it becomes self-critical. But when you’re in the Marsh, you can’t follow a rigid schedule. Something strange can happen at any minute, and you have to drop what you’re doing and deal with it.
Unfortunately, Bee is stubborn, he refuses to be diverted from his goal, and he resents any happenstance that throws him off schedule. But when you’re in the Marsh, you’ve got to be willing to abandon your schedule, forget your goal, and cope with the unexpected.
The biggest problem Bee Marsh faces is his refusal to admit he has a problem. He is obsessed with making a positive contribution to society, and he refuses to stop working in order to deal with his psychological complexities. But he has to stop. He has to look inward. He has to be willing to adjust his narrow definition of what a good person is. If he doesn’t, the Marsh will surely get the better of him.
85 Status-conscious and Insecure
From a distance, this person looks good. He has an impressive manner. He conducts himself with class. When you only know him casually and aren’t aware of his deep sense of inadequacy, it’s easy to conclude that he is somebody special. But he isn’t a healthy person. He’s very insecure. And although he puts up a good front in public, in private he’s a nervous wreck.
It doesn’t matter how attractive he is, he thinks he’s ugly. It doesn’t matter how intelligent he is, he thinks he’s stupid. But it’s not quite as simple as that, because, in fact, his self-image is far from consistent. Yes, he sometimes thinks he’s ugly, but at other times he thinks he’s beautiful. Yes, he sometimes thinks he’s stupid, but at other times he thinks he’s brilliant. For every overly pessimistic mood, there is an overly optimistic one to match it. And because his self-image is so dependent upon externals, it’s hard for him to maintain his equilibrium. When he pulls into the parking lot in his new Mercedes, he feels good about himself, but then he notices a stain on his slacks, and he wants to die. All the ambassadors praise him, and he’s on top of the world, but then a janitor arches an eyebrow in a critical way and he’s ready to commit suicide. It’s funny, in a way, and it’s lovable, in a way–there’s something very human about him—but it’s exhausting, because the drama never ends.
So we have a guy who is insecure despite being a high achiever. We have a guy who is obsessed with externals and dependent on praise. We have a guy who blames others for his problems. We have a guy who won’t even acknowledge that he HAS a problem. Crazy? Maybe, maybe not, and another person with the same chart–a more mature person, a more evolved person–might express these energies in a positive manner, but Trump has not shown much maturity. He’s too prickly, too touchy, too proud, too dependent upon the rabble’s approval. He would rather blow up the world than admit he was wrong.