Saturday & Sundry Astrological Expectations

Finely drawn characters in books and movies sometimes tempt me to surmise on their astrology. It’s a fun way to exercise and strengthen the astrological muscle. Off the top of my head I recall writing posts in that vein about characters from Gone With the Wind; Little Women; A Tale of Two Cities; maybe others too.

Gone with the Wind Zodiacal Connection
Little Women
A Tale of Two Cities:

The "latent" Synastry of Donald and Melania Trump!

Although I am a “synastry-holic” person, the idea of studying Donald Trump’s and Melania’s synastry was never particularly appealing to me. As most people, I was seeing these two as an unscrupulous businessman and an avid “gold-digger” by his side, So, to me there wasn’t interesting stuff there. Not to mention the fact that nobody seemed to know Melania’s time of birth, meaning that an eventual synastric study of theirs would be rather incomplete. But things have changed and Donald Trump is now the elected president of the United States while his wife Melania the First Lady! A synastric study of theirs seems more appealing than ever.

Let’s take a quick look at their natal charts. Donald has a versatile Gemini Sun, while his Moon resides in the fiery and expansive sign of Sagittarius. His Ascendant is in the regal sign of Leo (although in the very last degree of it)!  Donald was born during a Lunar Eclipse (and probably this has to do with his peculiar, “obscure” relation to women at large).

Let’s move on to Melania now. We are still lacking her verified time of birth so we don’t actually know her Ascendant nor the “domification” of her planets (thus there are no Houses in her chart – the one you see bellow – while the reported time of birth is a conventional one). In such a case we are obliged to focus mainly on the signs of the “Luminaries” (Sun and Moon). But even there the lack of Melania’s time of birth produces a controversy, because if she were born before 1:27 am (Slovenia time) she would then have a Sagittarius Moon (the same as Donald’s). But if she were born after 1:27 am she would have a Capricorn Moon – and that would make all the difference.

If both Donald and Melania have a Sagittarius Moon then you can see the power of their synastry right in front of your eyes! When two people share the same Moon – in the same sign and in conjunction – they feel a deep, visceral sense of “community”! A rich emotional flux is developed among them and a profound “comprehension” of each other. And although the time frame for this to occur is relatively small (00:00 to 01:27 am) there is a strong probability that Melania was indeed born within that specific time frame. Mathematically though the odds are against it and she might very well have been born after 1:27 am – having thus a Capricorn Moon. In that eventuality things would change drastically – both for Melania and for their relationship. You see, Melania would then have a Taurus Sun and a Capricorn Moon, an extremely earthy and realistic combination, prone to materialism and social climbing (especially if the individual is attuned to the “lower frequencies” of the Taurus – Capricorn combo) !

Well, to many of you that might sound a lot like Melania but to a Synastry connoisseur the striking fact (with this Capricorn Moon scenario) is that Melania’s chart bears no astrological affinity to Donald’s chart! Her  “Lights” are too earthy and “feminine” (Sun in Taurus, Moon in Capricorn) while his “Lights” are “airy-fiery” and both “masculine” (Sun in Gemini and Moon in Sagittarius). There is no common astrological ground among them. Actually, their two charts not only do not bear any resemblance whatsoever but in addition they are not even remotely compatible! Here is the “bi-wheel’ of their Synastry (the inner chart is Donald’s and the outer one is Melania’s).

So, what’s going on with the Donald – Melania Trump relationship? Is theirs an arranged match, a mere marriage of convenience? Because under an astrological point of view the two do not seem to be compatible at all. Well, that’s not entirely true, as there are at play here some astrological elements that are rather invisible at first sight but crucial in the long run. I have personally developed a relative theory, where I call these “difficult to spot” elements “Latent Synastric Elements” (LA.S.E. in abbreviation, you may read the gist of this theory in my article “Latent Synastric Elements: The secret fuel of love” , at the “Sasstrology” website).

As you know, the Sun in a woman’s horoscope is telling us a lot about the type of the masculine figure she is mostly attracted to. In Melania’s case her Sun forms a conjunction to her Saturn, thus her ideal masculine archetype should be an authoritative, socially recognized and probably older than her figure. Trump actually represents all these traits. Furthermore, Melania’s Sun – Saturn conjunction bears a strong affinity to Donald’s Sun in the Tenth House (which is traditionally representing Saturnian values)!

In addition, Melania’s Sun forms an opposition to her Jupiter, thus her ideal man should have some Jupiterian traits too (he should be exuberant, optimistic, larger than life and “rich” (figuratively or literally speaking). And Donald is Jupiterian alright, since one of his “Lights” (his Moon) is in Sagittarius (the sign ruled by Jupiter), while his Sun is forming a trine aspect to his Jupiter!

What is striking here is the fact that in Donald’s chart his Venus (a pivotal planet in love affairs, indicating the attributes of our ideal partner) is replicating almost identically the planetary aspects of  Melania’s Sun (his Venus is conjuncting his Saturn and is forming a challenging aspect to his Jupiter)! These should be accounted as latent synastric elements!

Another important LA.S.E. in this relationship stems out from the fact that Melania’s Sun in Taurus is synastrically “falling” in Donald’s Ninth House. As we saw before, Donald is very Jupiterian (his Sun is trining his Jupiter and his Moon resides in Sagittarius). But with this 9th House domification Melania (although a rigid Taurus) somehow acquires Sagittarian traits, when interacting with Donald! And this he definitely loves, because Melania is ever aggrandizing him, she is ever lifting him up, making him see the brighter side of life! She might be even learning him things while she definitely makes him laugh…

Actually, as we delve deeper in their Synastry we realize that Melania is the “stabilizer”, the soothing and “grounding” force in their relationship! And Donald needs a lot of “grounding” for sure, having both his “Lights” in mutable signs. And Melania is complementing him in other ways too. Surprisingly, Donald’s Moon resides in a very emotional, tender, family orientated sector of his chart (in his Fourth House). In that sector the Moon is much dignified. But there is another side to it, as the Fourth House Moon might often be ultra sensitive and touchy. If Melania has a Capricorn she is then complementing and strengthening that sensitive side of Donald Trump. And she does that even more so if take in consideration the fact that her Venus and Mars are synastrically falling in his Tenth House (meaning that she becomes even more Capricornian when interacting with him)!

We already mentioned that planet Venus is of paramount importance in love affairs. Melania’s Venus is conjuncting her Mercury, meaning that her ideal partner should have some “mercurian” traits, he should be witty, versatile, communicative. One part of her craves for a  Mercurian partner and Donald definitely is one (as he belongs to the sign of Gemini, ruled by Mercury).

Another part of Melania craves for a Martian partner (as her Venus is forming a conjunction to her Mars too). And Donald has been since his early childhood the martian type of guy (his Mars in conjuncting his Leonian Ascendant and he was feared by many of his school mates). Even more so, Melania craves specifically for a Martian Gemini type of man (as her Mars resides in the sign of Gemini). Well, Donald absolutely fulfills that side of hers!

Melania has a Moon Uranus square aspect and Donald has a Sun – Uranus conjunction. So they both have a Uranian colored “Light” and that should be accounted as a “latent” synastric element as well.

This isn’t by no means a complete study of Donald’s and Melania’s synastry. They do have many interesting “explicit” synastric inter-aspects (like the ones of Pluto, Neptune etc.) That kind of stuff though pertains to a slightly different field (and an exhaustive synastric analysis should normally take something  like 15 – 20 pages). In this article I tried to give you a different synastric point of view on the Donald’s – Melania’s relationship, focusing mainly on their “latent” synastric elements,which although not very obvious are utterly conditioning the quality of a relationship!

Thomas Gazis
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Weekend Love Forecast – Taurus and Gemini Moon: Get Happy

sagittarius“When mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” We all have our inner mama that is part of who we are. It’s a bit of the Moon. We have our inner child who seeks satisfaction and that connects to the Moon as well. The key to the whole weekend is in settling your inner mama. Make mama happy!(…)
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Weekend Love Forecast – Love, Eruption, And Doughnuts

mail caddyDate-time kicks off the weekend on the heels of a new moon in Aquarius. Divorced from the action in the rest of the sky, this emerging burst of purpose in a relative vacuum offers the ability to focus on the possibilities, what great, fresh enterprise is in the offing. Witness the birth of the unexpected. (…)
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Aquarius Considered

Aquarius by Erté

In his book, Astrology published 1964, Louis MacNeice, not an astrologer, but a poet and scholar, gathered together much of interest from a variety of sources, ancient and modern. On zodiac sign Aquarius, through which the Sun now travels, he wrote the paragraphs below, quoting from some professional astrologers whose works may now be less known by the average astrology fan

AQUARIUS: THE GREAT TOLERATOR OF THE ZODIAC

The following words are just some of the words associated with the sign of Aquarius: freethinking, friendly, cooperator, philanthropist, humanitarian, idealist. progressive and reformer. On January 20, 2017 the Sun was officially in the sign of Aquarius. It was also the date that the new president of the United States was inaugurated. We can only hope that the positive expression of those words will somehow be absorbed into the consciousness of the newly elected president. This is all I will say on this subject.
Aquarius is the most tolerant sign of the zodiac. They are fascinated and appreciate the differences in world surrounding them whether it be career choices, art, or sexual persuasion.  In short, individuality in all its forms. In my experience I have found this sign to be exceptionally cooperative as long as the issue at hand is presented intelligently. For instance it should be no secret to anybody who has any relationship with this sign that they are very smart, in fact smarter than most of the other 11 signs of the zodiac.  However, before we put this brilliant eccentric on a pedestal, patience which we all know is a virtue, appears to have escaped this sign, particularly when it comes to dealing with ordinary mortals. This is especially noticeable by their sudden display of irritation if they have to wait more than 2 seconds for anything like a cell phone pick-up, an answer to any question, or a late night pizza delivery. Uranus, Aquarius’s ruling planet is the cause.  I know this because I have, like so many other astrologers a close relationship to this unpredictable planet.
Maybe that’s why I always need to know where the exit is while attending a lecture, wedding, movie, play, concert or friendly gathering.  People bestowed with Uranian energy are notorious for getting bored.  They always need an escape route. Aquarian’s need for change is undiluted though compared to their astro-cousins (Moon in Aquarius, Uranus on Ascendant, Sun conjunct Uranus etc.)  Sun sign Aquarian’s, simply embody their coolness, need for distance, space, and experimentation. They can really let their freak flag fly, except of course if they have strong Saturn influences in their charts, then their conservative side can become extreme.  Uranus rules extremes and nothing is more tight-assed than an Aquarian gone over to the right.  
Whether conservative or liberal this sign is very friendly.  They do friends really well.  All of them enjoy hanging with their mates and co-workers and will know every one of them by name.  Just don’t talk include them in a conversation about how you just had to put down your precious dog or cat that you’ve had since childhood or your recent painful breakup.  This kind of talk makes their brain scramble for a good excuse to split.  If you want to feel like your living alone marry an Aquarius.Their brilliance lies in social activities, humanitarian and philanthropic concerns, political movements, science and engineering.  They are best at giving themselves up for causes that help the greater good because their ability to detach their emotions for the causes they espouse helps them achieve goals rather than drown in a pool of feelings which can render them ineffective. 
If you want to stay in a relationship with this sign and need cuddle time, it will be like trying to make an apple into an orange.  Accept them for the unique and original person they are and just keep inventing new and unexplored activities to enjoy together.  It will keep him or her interested for a lifetime.     

America is turning against its own self (Trump’s Plutonian demonization)

There is a very odd thing going on in the United States these days. The Americans are massively protesting against Donald Trump, the President that they themselves elected just a couple of months ago! They are marching all over the country, shouting some diminishing or even degrading slogans against their head of State  – and even publicly swearing at him (i.e. Madona’s case). Apparently the Americans have “demonized” their own president, even before him taking office! To a neutral, european observer like me that seems to be a strange, abnormal occurrence…

I was struck lately by some pictures like the one you see above, portraying president Trump as an ugly, obese pig! I am personally appaled by this specific picture but at the same time I realize that many Americans actually like it, they take some pleasure out of it! Since I have studied some psychology I wonder why people take pleasure out of such an appaling and degrading picture? And then I remembered what I had heard in those psychology classes I attended, that there is a deep seated psychological meccanism in our souls called “projection”.

In my no expert’s vestiges, I would define “projection” as “a defense psychological mecchanism through which we are attributing to somebody else/to others unwanted traits of our own self”! Furthermore, there is a collective kind of projection as well, where many individuals are projecting disparate unwanted traits of themselves upon a specific individual, a specific ethnic or religious minority etc.

In other words, the more unwanted traits, shortcomings, “sins” you harbor in yourself the more you fell the need to project those “bad traits” of yours upon somebody else (be it the Jews, putin, Trump, it doesn’t actually matter very much). And if you join other people attuned to that very same need of yours then you might start marching with them and that turns out to be a “cathartic”, therapeutic experience!

Don’t get me wrong here, I am not “en masse” accusing the protestors nor am I on some Trump’s payroll. I didn’t vote republican, I am not an American citizen, I don’t even like the guy. I am trying though to make some (astrological) sense out of what I see as a rather absurd and irrational situation.

As we saw, demonizing somebody else has its perks, because it  makes you feel better deep in your soul! And when you do that on a collective level you are summoning – astrologically speaking – Pluto! Because all this massive projection and “shadow dancing” is bearing some typically Plutonian hallmarks! So, something must be going on with Pluto in America’s “National Horoscope”! And guess what, it actually is!

You might be familiar with the chart you see below. It is the famous “Sibly” National Horocope of the United States of America!

As you probably know – and as you can see above – America is ruled by the sign of Cancer – its natal Sun being in that specific sign. In “Mundane Astrology” (the Astrology of Nations) the Sun is traditionally representing the “Head of the State”! Henceforth Donald Trump in our case! USA’s natal Sun is located at the 14th degree of Cancer. and as you might have already heard, transiting Pluto is currently opposing – for the first time ever in the history of the USA their natal Sun! That’s a big event! And since Pluto is representing the masses, the colelctive “shadow” (and the “irrational” as well) it’s no surprise that that the masses are turming against their own president right now!

When Pluto is strongly aspecting the Sun of a country it is affecting its very core identity. It is not by chance that the American society has been permeated by a somehow “end of times”, a “dying” sensation in the last few years, as Pluto was opposing the country’s natal Sun! And in a certain sense the old America has been moribund for a long time. The very American population is somehow altered as the Hispanic-Asian-afroamerican citizens are about to outnumber the traditional Anglo-European ones. That’s a huge transformation to a country! Additionally, the USA are not considered anymore the undisputed financial superpower they once were, as China is about to become the most powerful country in the world. Industries are transported abroad, people are left without jobs, the middle class is ever more fading!

As we know, Pluto is instigating to the people fear, suspicion and irrationality (when adversely aspecting their country’s natal Sun)! And irrationality is wide spread now in the USA, as many people are claiming that the Russians rigged the elections (how they did that? Do they possess some alien device through which they can influence people’s minds? And how they managed to influence just the half of the American population? Can you see the irrationality there?)

All in all, Pluto has been opposing the natal Sun of the USA for (at least) the last seven years! And it almost perfectly opposed (due to its retrogradation) the USA’s Sun just before the recent presidential elections. There are some other factors too that contributed to the current strange political situation: the USA’s progressed Moon (which is representing the American people) is travelling now in the USA’s 12th House, a House representing the concept of “process dissolving”, “the End” of a major cycle, the impoverishment, the disillusionment and confusion of the people! And it does this even more so in the current time period, that in additionthe  aforementioned progressed Moon is squaring the USA’s progressed Sun – while transiting Neptune is conjuncting that progressed Sun too!

Too much Pluto, too much Neptune, things are not what they seem to be! People cannot discern fiction from fact (blame it on the recent Saturn – Neptune square too), they are acting irrationally and out of fear and ultimately they are easily manipulated and deceived! Not to mention that we are now under the auspices of the historical Uranus – Eris conjunction. Meaning that “expiatory goats” are urgently needed for the collective to dispose of its own “sins” and burdens. A paradoxical Taoist/Quantistic spirit is prevailing in the global political scene and the good guy might easily turn to be the bad one – and the other way around!

Thomas Gazis
Copyright: Thomas D. Gazis