President Trump turned 74 on June 14th. His solar return set up for the coordinates of the White House is shown below (see figure 1). It has some good elements: the solar Moon is sextile Venus (0° 38’), solar Jupiter is opposite natal Venus (1° 00’), although—Jupiter is in its fall in Capricorn—and Uranus is angular in the midheaven.
There is an extraordinary correspondence between the horoscope of George Washington’s first inauguration and the horoscope of Donald Trump. Actually it exists to some degree in the horoscopes of most presidents, although usually not with respect to the angles, as is the case here.
Prince Charles and Boris Johnson have Moons that are almost exactly opposed. The Prince’s Moon is in a royal sign at 6° Aries 24’ and Johnson’s Moon is at 6° Libra 21’. They both showed symptoms of COVID-19 in March 2020 with very similar lunar returns. All positions in this note are with respect to sidereal reckoning.
Aside from the American Revolution itself (1775 - 1783), the most desperate period in the history of the U.S. to date was the American Civil War (1861 - 1865). Modern estimates of the U.S. losses during the War of Independence range from 25,000 to 70,000, with the majority of those deaths due to disease and inadequate medical care.
Solar and Lunar Returns for Donald Trump, Feb-March
Many astrologers were expecting that the transit of Mars over the president’s lights on February 5th through 7th would be more telling than it proved to be; but Mars did not reach an angle in POTUS’s solar or lunar returns until it was beyond his lights. Generally the angles carry the day.
There are mostly bad transits on election night for Mr. Trump. At 11:00 pm EST on November 6th when the polls close in the West and the networks can begin to predict who wins the House and the Senate, transiting Mars will be in 29° Capricorn 43'.
Sidereal solar and lunar returns are powerful predictive instruments. It was primarily via Donald Trump’s solar and quarter solar returns that I predicted in May of 2016 that he would win the U.S. Presidential election, which looked unlikely at the time.
Many astrologers speak of the Pluto return of the United States as though it were just around the corner. The tropical position of Pluto for the various times used for the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 was 27⁰ Capricorn 34’. According to contemporary tropical ephemerides, transiting Pluto will reach this position on February 22, 2022.
As I write this on Sunday May 15, 2016, Donald Trump has sewn up the Republican nomination for President of the United States. Despite his whirlwind success and support from conservatives and some independents, his arrogance, meanness and unwillingness to give serious answers to substantive issues have evoked criticism from nearly every quarter.
President Obama’s 2012 sidereal solar return is extremely impressive. His solar return Venus is conjoined to his natal Venus with both of them barely above the solar return ascendant set up for the coordinates of the White House. Thus both natal and solar return lesser benefics are angular in the master chart for the year that began on August 4, 2012.