The New York City Mayoral Race

The nation’s largest city is about to change leadership again. Term-limited current mayor Bill de Blasio will be leaving Gracie Mansion in January 2022 and turning over the keys to … who?  Metropolitan voter registration of Gotham’s 8+ million citizens leans heavily Democratic, by a 5-1 margin, but that hasn’t prevented independents like Michael Bloomberg or Republicans like Rudi Giuliani from taking the helm in previous elections.  Most of the early action took place on the Democratic side, with eight contenders vying for the nomination in a first-ever “ranked choice” electoral process were voters rate their preferences and supporters of candidates who are eliminated in the first round of tabulation are assigned to others.

 

Retired police officer Eric Adams led the field in the first round with 30.8% of the vote, followed by civil rights activist Maya Wiley at 21.3% and sanitation commissioner Kathryn Garcia at 19.6%; all three are persons of color.  Eight rounds of tabulation later, Eric Adams emerged the victor, edging out Kathryn Garcia by just a point, 50.5% to 49.5%.  On the Republican side, vigilante group Guardian Angels founder and current radio talk show host Curtis Sliwa easily outpaced his single competitor, 68%-27%.  In total, Dems racked up almost a million ballots, while barely 60,000 GOP voters turned out, perhaps presaging a blowout of Republicans in November.

A quick glance at ongoing asteroid patterns could have saved everyone a lot of trouble and expense in determining the Democratic nominee and the Big Apple’s likely next mayor.  Asteroids Adams and Mayo (closest to “mayor”) have been running in an extended conjunction since March of 2020, never more than ten degrees apart, and will remain so until well after the November 2 general election, not moving out of orb of conjunction until mid-December.  That alone may be the most significant factor in this race, but it makes for an awfully short article, so let’s look a bit deeper.

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Eric Adams revels in his primary victory; with asteroids Adams and Mayo (for “mayor”) in an extended conjunction from March 2020 through December 2021, his election seems a foregone conclusion

Eric Adams hit the ground running with his November 18, 2020 announcement of his candidacy.  Adams and Mayo were conjoined at 11 and 13 Libra, and trined asteroid Manhattan (named for New York City’s premiere borough, and our celestial stand-in for the metropolis in general) at 18 Gemini, while asteroid Eric at 1 Sagittarius conjoined the 26 Scorpio Sun, placing a spotlight on Adams which he never relinquished.

At the primary on June 22nd, Adams and Mayo conjoined at 17 and 18 Libra are in a Grand Trine with Mercury, ruling the vote itself and its tabulation, at 16 Gemini, and Saturn exact with asteroid Victoria at 12 Aquarius.  Victoria is named for the Roman goddess of victory the root of our word, and is at station, about to turn retrograde four days later.

Asteroid Eric at 1 Aquarius is too wide of this pair to be considered conjunct, but opposes asteroid Manhattan at 2 Leo, granting Adams a personalized local connection as well.  Eric also opposes asteroid Curtis at 0 Leo, prefiguring their upcoming contest as opponents, and providing Curtis Sliwa’s glide path to his Party’s nomination.

Adams’ primary opponent Kathryn Garcia is seen as asteroid Kathryn, which at 8 Aries widely opposes Adams/Mayo and more closely squares the 1 Cancer Sun, giving her enhanced visibility which brought her well within striking distance of the prize.  Asteroid Garcia at 25 Pisces conjoins Neptune at 23, a symbol of disappointment, and also squares asteroid NOT, a general disqualifier, at 23 Sagittarius.

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With asteroid Kathryn squared the Sun for the primary election, Dem nominee contender Kathryn Garcia had high visibility, but asteroid Garcia conjunct disappointment-evoking Neptune and squared disqualifying asteroid NOT brought her up just short in the vote count

Eric Adams and Kathryn Garcia were well-matched natally for their competition, doubtless a source of the nail-biting outcome.  Both have a knack for winning, with Adams’ (born 1 September 1960, no time available) Sun at 9 Virgo conjoined asteroid Nike, named for the Greek goddess of victory, at 6 Virgo, and Garcia’s (born 3 March 1970, no time available) Sun at 12 Pisces opposed his, and trine a stationary Nike at 14 Cancer.  Nike turned direct at that degree a week prior, and is an embedded factor in her psyche.  Winning just seems natural, for both of them, but that transit Adams/Mayo conjunction in trine to Victoria dragged Eric Adams over the finish line first.  Also of assistance to Adams, asteroid TRIUMF (phonetic match for “triumph”), which at 1 Virgo squares the Sun and exactly opposes asteroid Adams at 1 Sagittarius (with asteroid Demokritos at 4 Sag, reinforcing Adams’ Party affiliation).

Both also have strong ties to the community they sought to lead, and the position on offer.  Garcia has natal asteroid Kathryn at 18 Sagittarius conjoined natal Manhattan at 14 Sag, both squared her Sun (having one’s own PNA in aspect to the Sun, Moon or Ascendant is quite common), with natal Mayo at 27 Capricorn in exact semisquare.  Adams has natal Manhattan at 1 Aquarius in a loose Yod, or Finger of Destiny, sextile natal Mayo at 6 Aries, both inconjunct the Sun at the Apex, so his stint as mayor of Gotham would seem to be preordained.  As well, asteroid Adams at 1 Sagittarius is exactly sextile Manhattan and trine Mayo, while asteroid Eric at 8 Libra is opposed Mayo and trine Manhattan.  In typical PNA fashion, Adams aspects the Sun (by square), which is also cojoined by a natal Nemesis/Pluto pairing at 5 Virgo, making him a formidable opponent.

Their inevitable conflict is foreshadowed in their charts as well.  Eric Adams has asteroids Kathryn at 1 Sagittarius and Garcia at 8 Gemini T-Squared the 9 Gemini Sun and Pluto/Nemesis pairing, clearly showing the conflict between them (squares) and Adams’ role as an archenemy or opponent (Nemesis) with the Upper Hand (Pluto).  Asteroid Eric conjoins Kathryn exactly, indicating enmeshment; points occupying the same space are bound together, for good or ill, and can act as allies or competitors, but always with a sense of chafing from their proximity.

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This election was NYC’s first foray into “ranked choice” voting, the complex tabulation of which prevented a final decision for two weeks; confusing Neptune squared a retrograde Mercury for the primary didn’t help streamline things

Kathryn Garcia’s natal asteroid Adams at 29 Aries conjoins both Mars at 27 Aries and Saturn at 5 Taurus, identifying Eric Adams as a competitor (Mars) or restrictive influence (Saturn), especially in career (also Saturn).  An exact square from Mars to Mayo at 27 Capricorn shows the mayoralty as the field of engagement, the battleground over which their conflict will be fought.  Asteroid Eric at 8 Capricorn squares Garcia’s natal Nemesis at 5 Libra, reiterating the sense that Eric Adams is a personal stumbling block or hindrance to Kathryn Garcia’s ambitions.

Let’s pause a moment to consider the chart of Republican nominee Curtis Sliwa (born 26 March 1954, no time available).  Like his Democratic opponents, Sliwa has a strong victory signature and ties to the Big Apple.  The 5 Aries Sun conjoins asteroid Manhattan exactly, with asteroid Victoria close beside at 8 Aries, bringing him the GOP nomination for NYC mayor.  Asteroid Curtis at 29 Pisces is also within orb of the Sun, a common PNA placement, while asteroid Siwa, closest to Sliwa, broadly opposes from 14 Libra.

A pairing of asteroid Nike with Venus at 17 and 18 Aries forms the crux of a Grand Trine Kite pattern with its opposition to Siwa as the string, and trines to Pluto at 22 Leo and Mars at 22 Sagittarius the ribs of the Kite.  Venus/Nike suggests popularity (Venus) as the victory element (Nike) of a campaign (Mars) that could include scandal or mudslinging (both Pluto), and might augur success, except for the fly in the ointment, asteroid NOT at 23 Sagittarius.  Remarkably, Sliwa was experiencing a precise “NOT Return” on Primary Day, with the point defining blocked progress or defeat exactly returned to its natal degree, as if to underscore that Siwa’s electoral triumph was only temporary.

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“Guardian Angels” founder Curtis Sliwa easily won his campaign for the Republican nomination, with asteroids Curtis and Manhattan conjunct Mars for the primary election

When Adams and Sliwa face off on November 2, 2021, the skies are set for a battle royal between them.  Sliwa has a strong identification with the city and the day, with asteroid Siwa exactly conjunct Manhattan at 10 Libra, exactly semisextile the 10 Scorpio Sun, and asteroid Curtis at 10 Virgo in exact sextile to the Sun.  But these are relatively minor aspects, offering little support, serving more to denote Sliwa’s high profile on the day, rather than affecting the outcome.  Siwa/Manhattan also squares transit NOT at 7 Capricorn, with Curtis in trine, suggesting an unsuccessful bid for mayor.

In contrast, asteroid Adams at 29 Scorpio remains conjoined Mayo at 22 Scorpio, with transit Nike now in the mix from 7 Sagittarius, squaring his natal Sun and conjoined natal Adams, adding the imprimatur of victory to his mayoral race.  Mayo and Adams also square Jupiter at 22 Aquarius, signifier of success and positive outcomes generally.  Transit TRIUMF at 0 Virgo conjoins the solar stellium of Pluto/Nemesis, Nike, Sun and Mercury, ensuring a convincing victory.  Additionally, transit Eric at 27 Capricorn conjoins Pluto at 24 Cap, both squaring Mercury at 24 Libra, putting Adams (Eric) in a virtually unassailable position (Pluto) with the electorate (Mercury).

As with Kathryn Garcia, the competition with Curtis Sliwa is foretold in Eric Adams’ birth chart.  Natal asteroid Curtis at 5 Capricorn is involved in a Grand Cross with an opposition to Saturn (career, chief executive) at 11 Capricorn and squares to Mayo (mayor) at 6 Aries and Eric at 8 Libra, showing their conflict over New York City’s top job.

With the Sun approaching opposition to quirky, shock-prone Uranus at 12 Taurus on Election Day, nothing is set in stone, and a come-from-behind upset win for Sliwa isn’t out of the question, but all things being equal, Eric Adams seems set to be the next mayor of America’s largest city.

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Bye Bye Biden?

In olden days an astrologer could be executed for treason if he prophesied the death of the king, but times have changed.  To be clear, the purpose of this article is not to say that Joe Biden will expire in office, but that there is a window opening shortly which could produce that result, and it’s something we should take note of.  Given the pressures of the office and Biden’s status as the oldest serving president, this should come as a shock to no one.

 

And let me stipulate up front that my earlier musings on this topic were in part colored by a huge oopsie moment on my part.  I have been addressing Biden’s natal asteroid Whitehouse as at 28 degrees of Aquarius, closely squared his Sun at 27 Scorpio, and tied up with Damocles at 25 Aquarius, suggesting an impending doom hanging overhead (Damocles) for Biden personally (Sun), related specifically to the Oval Office (Whitehouse).  However, I recently had occasion to revisit Biden’s chart, from scratch, as it were, and I realized I had made an error in recording Whitehouse’s degree.  It’s actually 18 Aquarius, still squared the Sun, and still conjunct Damocles, but much more widely.  This combination formed only a part of my sense that Biden might not finish his first term, albeit an important one.

The triggering mechanisms about to unfold are still in place, so let’s start at the beginning, with an analysis of the natal chart, and see where it leads.  [Joe Biden born 8:30 AM EWT, 20 November 1942, Scranton, PA, Rodden Rating A.]

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A window opens shortly which could prompt Joe Biden’s demise, highlighted by a Lunar Eclipse opposed his Sun and T-Squared Damocles, with asteroids BAM and Grieve

While natal Whitehouse at 18 Aquarius still squares the Sun, it is also now squared natal Mars at 12 Scorpio, a signifier of attacks, assassination and violent death, which could indicate a potential for a sudden termination of the Biden presidency via some form of domestic terrorist action, a possibility that seems a lot less improbable after the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol.  Biden’s very occupancy of the Oval Office could be a spur to this latent potentiality, by the mere fact of it.  Another connection supporting this possibility is a T-Square formed by asteroid Gunn at 22 Capricorn (homophone of “gun”) opposed asteroid Atropos at 22 Cancer (named for the mythic Greek Fate who severs the thread of life at death) and Jupiter at 25 Cancer, with asteroid Rip (which functions as a death indicator via the acronym “RIP”, “Rest In Peace”, a common tombstone inscription) at 28 Libra.  This combines a firearm (Gunn) and politics (Jupiter) in a fatal manner (Atropos, Rip), with assassination an essentially political act.  The Jupiter/Atropos conjunction in and of itself suggests a famous (Jupiter) death (Atropos), though not necessarily a violent one, and regardless of when it happens or by what cause, Biden’s death will obviously garner more attention than if he had remained a US Senator, or even former Vice President.

In addition to Damocles at 25 Aquarius, Whitehouse remains conjoined asteroid BAM, also at 25 Aquarius, and asteroid Grieve at 27 Aquarius.  BAM suggests the report of a firearm or an explosion of some sort, and certainly assassination generally is a Sword of Damocles hanging over the head of any US President at all times.  Grieve here could suggest that period of national mourning following the death of a sitting Chief Executive, by whatever cause, and Whitehouse here connects Biden’s administration with an outpouring of sorrow.  Part of this energy may already have been absorbed by the national grieving which Biden evoked in his two memorial moments for COVID-19 victims, marking milestones in the death toll, something the previous administration studiously avoided.

A more general link between the presidency and death in Biden’s psyche is Whitehouse’s opposition to a pair of death indicators, asteroids Requiem and Lachesis, at 22 Leo and 23 Leo respectively.  Requiem is named for the funeral mass for the dead, while Lachesis is named for Atropos’ sister Fate, who determines the span of life.  Regardless of whether Biden dies in office, his tenure there, and the stress it evokes, will likely lead to a reduced lifespan (Lachesis) and certainly a more memorable send-off (Requiem), once the time comes.

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Abraham Lincoln’s funeral parade in 1865, our first assassinated President; will Joe Biden be the latest?

Further, Whitehouse sits at the Apex of a Yod, or Finger of Destiny, with inconjunct aspects to two more death indicators, asteroids Atropos at 22 Cancer and Anubis at 22 Virgo, named for the ancient Egyptian deity governing funerary rites.  This indicates a fateful connection between the White House and Biden’s demise, whenever it occurs.

So much for the natal markers.  In looking at the chart for the Biden administration (12 PM EST 20 January 2021, by Constitutional mandate), we see considerable reinforcement for the theme of a death in office.

For starters, the Sun of the administration at 0 Aquarius conjoins both Saturn, ancient lord of death, at 3 Aquarius, and Pluto, modern lord of death, at 26 Capricorn.  This sets up the regime as focused (Sun) on a transformation (Pluto) of infrastructure (Saturn), but also leaves its head (Sun) vulnerable to demise (Saturn/Pluto).  Given the square from the Sun to an exact conjunction of Mars and Uranus at 6 Taurus, which in itself indicates violence and volatility, the stage is set for a possible shooting or bombing (both Uranus) resulting in assassination and violent death (both Mars).

Two other death indicators are angular, granting them additional force and power:  Lachesis at 10 Scorpio on the 14 Scorpio Descendant, and Atropos at 27 Cancer on the 26 Cancer IC.   Lachesis broadly squares the Sun, and Atropos opposes it, albeit out of Sign.  As well, Atropos fits snugly into Kamala Harris’ (born 20 October 1964) exact natal T-Square of Sun at 27 Libra opposed Moon at 27 Aries, with asteroid Harris at 27 Cancer on its fulcrum, exactly conjoined by the admin Atropos.  Also with the Moon is asteroid BAM at 26 Aries.

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Biden’s administration is also heavy on the death indicators, including Sun conjunct both Pluto and Saturn, a stationary Anubis, and angular placements for Atropos and Lachesis

Additionally, a grouping of asteroid America at 15 Aquarius with asteroid Osiris (named for the Egyptian god of the dead) at 17 Aquarius and Mercury at 18 suggests news (Mercury) of a death (Osiris) which is of national importance (America).  Even more troubling is Damocles at 25 Aquarius conjoined asteroid Bida, our celestial referent for Biden, at 27 Aquarius, representing a doom hanging overhead for Joe Biden during the first term of the administration.  Worse, Damocles is at its natal degree in Biden’s chart, so he was experiencing a Damocles Return at the inauguration, refreshing its natal potential, and Bida exactly conjoins his natal Grieve, further activating its potential in a very personal way.

Also, the Sun forms a Grand Trine with asteroid Anubis at 3 Gemini (exactly on Biden’s natal Ascendant, and within a degree of natal Uranus at 2 Gemini, ruling shootings) and asteroid BAM at 5 Libra, which exactly conjoins asteroid Jose, one of several markers for “Joseph”.  Both Anubis and Jose are at station, with Anubis turning direct four days before the inauguration, and Jose turning retrograde six days after (BAM edges into 6 Libra before making its station on January 27th; from there it exactly conjoins Biden’s natal asteroid America).  Add to this a pairing of asteroids Gunn and Requiem at 13 and 15 Aries, opposing Biden’s natal Nemesis at 15 Libra, and we have the makings of a very unsettling conglomeration of patterns indeed.

All of this is bad enough, but there is a series of upcoming aspects which trigger some of these components strongly, and opens a window for Biden’s possible departure.

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FDR’s funeral cortege in 1945; with Roosevelt’s the longest administration, could Biden’s be one of the shortest?

The window was unlocked May 26th 2021, when a Lunar Eclipse at 5 Sagittarius hit Biden’s natal Ascendant at 3 Sagittarius, highlighting him for the next six months, and simultaneously squared his natal asteroid Osiris at 2 Virgo, while squaring the administration’s Rip at 5 Pisces and opposing its Anubis at 3 Gemini, trebly bringing up the subject of mortality.  A synastric Grand Cross is formed with Biden’s natal Uranus at 2 Gemini, ruling shootings and shocking events, which was conjoined the Sun for the eclipse.  This is reinforced by Jupiter throwing up the window sash on June 20th; at its retrograde station of 2 Pisces, Jupiter hit all the same points as the eclipse, further upping the ante.  True, Jupiter is known as the “Greater Benefic” and typically encourages positive outcomes, but it can also enhance and exacerbate any situation, promoting excess or recklessness.  The Jovian activation coming so soon after the powerhouse punch of the eclipse suggests an exponential increase in the potential for death inherent in the pattern.

Neptune’s station comes next, hard on the heels of Jupiter on June 25th.  At 23 Pisces, Neptune opposes Biden’s natal asteroid Anubis at 22 Virgo, and its involvement suggests a debilitating illness, possible hospitalization, or a wasting death.  Fanaticism or zealotry could also be involved, if the death takes a more violent form than Neptune would ordinarily countenance.  Some astrologers also connect Neptune to assassination, presumably due to its “hidden” or secretive nature, and a component of espionage or ideology in the deed.

There’s a pause for effect until Uranus makes its retrograde station at 14 Taurus on August 19th.  This has the potential to send shockwaves through the administration, as it exactly conjoins its Ascendant, and also opposes Biden’s natal Mars, ruler of attacks and violent death.  Recall the exact Mars/Uranus conjunction in the admin chart, which conjoins its Ascendant; this subsequent contact rings the same bell.  Next is Saturn’s direct station at 6 Aquarius on October 10th, which opposes Biden’s natal Pluto at 7 Leo and natal asteroid Bida at 3 Leo, linking both planetary rulers of death with him personally.

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The Lunar Eclipse of 19 November 2021 shows the Sun with BAM and Giuseppina conjoined Biden’s natal Sun, with the eclipsed Moon opposing, and forming a T-square with both natal and transit Damocles

But the big guns come out on November 19th, 2021, the day before Biden’s 79th birthday, when a Lunar Eclipse at 27 Taurus exactly opposes Biden’s natal Sun, with the Sun of that event conjoined it.  Coming so close to Biden’s Solar Return, these chart energies will also color the coming year, with everything but the Moon being in essentially the same place.  This is potentially the watershed event that prompts cosmic action, so let’s take a closer look.

The Sun is also conjoined by transit asteroid Giuseppina, a feminine Italian version of “Joseph”, tying Biden directly to the eclipse, and also asteroid BAM at 22 Scorpio and Mercury at 21, potentially providing news (Mercury) of a shooting or explosion of some type (BAM).  With the eclipsed Moon there is a T-Square to transit Damocles at 24 Aquarius, just one degree off its natal position, reinforcing the sense of some doom hanging overhead for the ensuing six months at least (but since the next Lunar Eclipse at 25 Scorpio in May 2022 mirrors this one, the window is effectively open an entire year).

Other points of interest include asteroid Old Joe (yes, there is one!), which at 25 Capricorn closely conjoins transit Pluto at 24 Cap, and opposes natal Atropos at 22 Cancer and the admin Atropos at 27 Cancer.  This combination could reflect Biden’s passing, reinforced both natally and in the founding of the administration.  Pluto also widely conjoins transit Whitehouse at 15 Capricorn, and opposes transit asteroid America at 20 Cancer, which is itself at station, having turned retrograde two days prior, suggesting a “change of direction” (station) for the nation (America) involving the Oval Office (Whitehouse).

But America isn’t the only point undergoing a change of direction.  Fully three Biden indicators are at station, potentially inaugurating an intense period of transition for the President.  Asteroid Bida at 2 Leo turns retro five days after the eclipse, and is almost returned to its home base at 3 Leo in the nativity, while also opposing transit Saturn at 8 Aquarius; asteroid Josefa turned direct on November 5th, two weeks prior, but is still at its station degree of 4 Aries; and asteroid Josephina at 15 Aries is already at its station degree of 15 Aries, where it will turn direct on December 2, not quite two weeks later.  Josefa’s station opposes the administration’s natal BAM and asteroid Jose at 5 Libra, while Josephina exactly opposes Biden’s natal asteroid Nemesis at 15 Libra, a point noted for ruin and undoing.

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JFK’s assassination in 1963 was the most recent death in office of an American President; the interim gap since then is the longest in US history, so we’re overdue for a tragedy

As well, transit asteroid Osiris at 0 Taurus squares transit Bida and exactly conjoins his natal Moon, perhaps indicating a health-related death, or a death in the domestic environment.  Osiris is in a Grand Trine with asteroids Requiem and Gunn at 3 and 6 Virgo (combining demise and weaponry), and TNO Ixion at 0 Capricorn, named for the first murderer in Greek myth.  Assassination, of course, is political murder, so Ixion applies.  This pattern becomes a Kite with Ixion opposed transit asteroid Rip at 3 Cancer.

This Lunar Eclipse represents the peak period for the window, but other activations follow.  The Solar Eclipse of 12 Sagittarius on December 4th opposes Biden’s natal Saturn at 9 Gemini; after this, things cool down until the spring of 2022, when there is again a spate of motivating factors.

On April 29th, Pluto comes to its retrograde station at 28 Capricorn, exactly squaring Biden’s natal Rip at 28 Libra, also opposed the admin Atropos at 27 Cancer.  The next day a Solar Eclipse at 10 Taurus opposes Biden’s natal Mars at 12 Scorpio, and, as mentioned above, the Lunar Eclipse of May 16th at 25 Scorpio repeats the activations of its November 2021 predecessor, now conjoined Biden’s natal Sun and still exactly T-Squared both natal and admin Damocles at 25 Aquarius.

Saturn, ancient lord of death, rounds out the fraught period with its retrograde station at 25 Aquarius on June 4th, exactly conjoined both Biden’s natal and the administration Damocles, and squared Biden’s Sun, as well as energizing the two prior Lunar eclipses.

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Two Lunar eclipses in 2021 and 2022 set off Biden’s natal T-Square of Sun at fulcrum with Whitehouse/Damocles/BAM opposing Requiem/Lachesis, a prime opportunity for departure

One final point of note to ponder.  How does Kamala Harris factor into all this?  The current VP (born 20 October 1964) has a natal Grand Cross of asteroids Whitehouse with Camelia (for Kamala) at 24 and 28 Scorpio; Jupiter with asteroid Kamel (also for Kamala) at 24 and 27 Taurus; Mars with asteroid Giuseppina (for Joseph) and Nemesis at 21, 19 and 22 Leo; and Saturn at 28 Aquarius.  Both pertinent Lunar Eclipses activate all these points, which tie together Biden (Giuseppina) and Harris (Kamel, Camelia) personally, with themes of violence (Mars), destruction (Nemesis), politics (Jupiter) and death (Saturn).

Saturn, of course, also rules career, and Kamala Harris’ Saturn conjoins a Black Hole at 27 Aquarius.  Saturn/Back Hole natives often receive job advancement due to the unexpected, sudden departure of a superior.  Just sayin’…

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Orange Is the New Trump

To be fair, orange was the Old Trump, too, at least in terms of spray tan and hair dye.  But in this next solar year, Donald J. Trump may find himself moving into a more sartorial realm with orange, in the form of a prison jumpsuit.  On May 25th, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance gave The Donald an early birthday present when he empaneled a Grand Jury to look into possible criminal charges to be filed against the former US President (just a day before a Lunar Eclipse which conjoined asteroid Nemesis, noted for ruin and downfall).  Prosecutors have been investigating Trump, the Trump Organization and its officers since at least 2018, and the convening of a Grand Jury signals that they are ready to present evidence and potentially seek indictments.

 

Of course none of this comes as a surprise to the savvy asteroid watcher; in fact, things are right on cosmic schedule.  Among a plethora of stationary points in his nativity, all of which indicate an outsized impact on character or biography, far greater than their typical influence, Donald Trump’s celestial lineup is stuck on an asteroid named d’Arrest.  D’Arrest indicates cessation of movement, a halt in the proceedings, if you will.  Metaphorically, it is any sort of pause, discontinuance, or termination.  Linked with asteroid Valentine (which Trump’s is, by close inconjunct to natal Valentine at 23 Taurus) it can suggest heart attack or heart failure, for example.  But it also can be quite literal, in the form of legal arrest, charges or indictments filed, being taken into custody.

At 24 Libra natally, Trump’s d’Arrest turned direct on June 16th, 1946, two days after his birth, making it one of the most empowered and impactful points in his chart.  To date, its potentiality for putting Trump behind bars has been held in check by an even greater power – a stationary direct Jupiter at 17 Libra, which turned direct within hours of his birth, and regularly showers off The Donald from the shitstorms he creates.  A true “Teflon Don”, Trump has thus far avoided serious consequences for a lifetime of playing fast and loose with the rules.

But something’s changed.

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Can Trump run for president from prison? Or even while under indictment? Something tells me those questions will be answered come 2024…

Enter Pluto, the great leveler.  When Pluto invades your life, if things don’t go topsy-turvy, then you haven’t been paying attention.  It was Pluto’s retrograde station at 17 Capricorn in April of 2016, in exact square to Trump’s natal Jupiter, that transformed his (and the nation’s) political landscape (Jupiter-ruled), bringing him first the Republican nomination for president, and then the general election victory that fall.

Pluto initially seemed to lead Trump to the apotheosis of his life and career, but the seeds were already being planted for his downfall.  Flying under the radar previously as a relative bit player in the Billionaires Club, the enhanced scrutiny brought by the world’s premiere office began to illuminate just how crooked, corrupt and venal Trump actually was, with Pluto also ruling scandal and criminality.

Pluto is often like that, building one up just to knock one down, and having elevated Trump far beyond his capacity, it has now set its sights on grinding him to dust, thoroughly and finely.  Because Pluto is currently squaring d’Arrest, and the process of Trump’s fall can be clocked with precision to that transit.

It was within days of Pluto first entering 24 Capricorn and the exact square to d’Arrest on February 20th, 2020, that the nation registered its first COVID-19 deaths in Seattle, Washington (this was amended months later to include deaths in Santa Clara, California on the 6th, but the initial news impact and shock value of the Seattle deaths came February 26th).  Trump’s inept, feckless response to the virus, which has since claimed more than 600,000 American lives, was a proximate cause of his electoral defeat that November.  Pluto began setting the stage for that debacle as soon as it connected with d’Arrest, and its station retrograde on April 25th in exact square found the US in lockdown, with cases on the rise and local and state governments overwhelmed by the crisis, without swift and decisive action by the Trump administration.

Pluto had backed off the 24th degree of Capricorn by early July, but at its slow rate of movement, it was never more than two degrees away, well within orb of the square as Trump’s political career came to screeching halt with his decisive election loss in November.  Pluto moved to square d’Arrest exactly again in late December, just as Trump attempted to strongarm the Georgia Secretary of State into “finding” him enough votes to reverse Biden’s win in the Peach State, in a taped phone call from January 2.  That call, as well as his incitement to insurrection at the Capitol on January 6th, form the basis of two more investigations that could well lead to charges filed, for election tampering and sedition.

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Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame acquired a new look in 2018; was this satire or prediction?

Pluto has moved on ahead, but made an about-face at its April 27th station retrograde, and is heading back for one last pass on its square to d’Arrest.  Pluto’s subsequent direct station occurs October 6th, exactly squared d’Arrest, with Pluto imbuing 24 Capricorn with its energies from August 10th thru November 29th, marking the most likely period for charges to be filed.  The Grand Jury has been empaneled for six months, taking us to late November, and Manhattan DA Cy Vance is retiring at the end of the year, so he’ll doubtless want to have the case against Trump in place before he goes, though the timing of the many additional investigations into The Donald’s misdeeds both in and out of office is less certain.

As well, there are indicators in Trump’s 2021 Solar Return (SR) that d’Arrest could have a starring role in the year’s events (cast for 1:46 PM EDT 13 June 2021 at Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, Florida).  At 20 Cancer, SR d’Arrest is traveling with SR asteroid Troemper, our celestial referent for Trump, at 24 Cancer, and SR asteroid Manhattan at 28 Cancer, representing the most likely source for indictments, linking Trump personally (Troemper) with the theme of New York state (Manhattan) charges (d’Arrest).  These conjoin the SR Moon at 29 Cancer, suggesting that a change of residence might be in the offing, impelled by a T-Square with SR Pluto opposed from 26 Capricorn and SR asteroid Achilles in square at 27 Aries, which denotes weakness or vulnerability.  This combines criminality (Pluto) with exposure to ruin (Achilles), and opens the door to a devastating transformation (Pluto) in circumstance, with a prison cell potentially as Trump’s new Home Sweet Home (Moon). Traveling with Pluto is asteroid Themis at 25 Capricorn, named for the Greek goddess of justice, ensuring that justice is done.

In addition, SR d’Arrest conjoins natal asteroid Nemesis at 16 Cancer, which exactly conjoins natal asteroid Bilk, both also now squared by transit SR Bilk at 13 Aries.  The New York state investigation revolves around financial and tax indiscretions – essentially, the bilking and defrauding of insurance companies, financial institutions, and the IRS, as assets were variously inflated or devalued to suit Trump’s personal interest in the moment.  When seeking to use properties as collateral for loans, he exaggerated their worth, and when filing taxes he depreciated them to reduce his tax burden.  Natal Nemesis/Bilk activated by SR d’Arrest and Bilk states that a lifetime pattern (natal) of shady financial dealings (Bilk) may finally be called to account and receive retribution (Nemesis) in real time this year (SR) with indictments (d’Arrest) for fraud (Bilk).

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A family affair? If Donald Trump is guilty of fraud, then so are most of his children, deeply involved in his business dealings; perhaps there’s a Groupon rate for incarceration

Even Jupiter, so long a staunch ally, seems to be pulling in its horns somewhat, with SR Jupiter at 2 Pisces conjoined by SR Damocles at 0 Pisces, and opposed SR asteroid Karma at 1 Virgo:  there is potentially an outsized (Jupiter) doom descending (Damocles) based in prior acts (Karma).  T-Squaring this polarity from 1 Sagittarius is SR Nemesis, effectively bringing the natal potential full circle, with Trump’s culpability and malfeasance coming home to roost.

Also of note, asteroid Cyrus, for Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance, which at 4 Libra conjoins the SR Ascendant at 29 Virgo, indicating a prominence for the year, especially related to Trump’s public image and how others see him.  SR Cyrus also conjoins Trump’s natal Neptune at 5 Libra, planetary ruler of fraud and deception, which also governs prisons and incarceration.  Natally asteroid Cyrus at 18 Libra is also at station (it turned direct June 5th 1946), making persons of that name an embedded factor in Trump’s biography, as the first DA ever to file charges against a former US President certainly would be.  Natal Cyrus conjoins natal d’Arrest, and squares ruinous Nemesis at 16 Cancer, for the icing on this celestial cake. It’s also part of a Grand Trine Kite pattern, with trines to asteroids Themis (“justice”) at 17 Gemini conjunct the 22 Gemini Sun, and Justitia at 18 Aquarius (her Roman counterpart), with the “string” an opposition from the Sun and Themis to the Moon and Achilles at 21 and 24 Sagittarius. This establishes Cy Vance as a potential agent of justice (Themis, Justitia), able to capitalize on Trump’s weakness and vulnerability (Achilles).

With the SR Sun at 22 Gemini exactly squared SR asteroid Lie at 22 Virgo, we see the fertile ground for Trump indictments, based in his inherent, essential dishonesty, such a defining feature of his nature.  In a final act of irony, the Sun is also conjoined by SR asteroid Orangia at 18 Gemini, “coloring” Trump’s year.

Gee, maybe orange really is the new Trump!

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A whole new world: Donald Trump’s perspective may finally alter once he exchanges the White House for the Big House

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