This will be an Interpretation of Donald Trump’s chart, as if he were just a person and not the Donald. There is a wide range of opinion on our President-elect, and since most astrologers these days are liberals, I assume most astrological opinion is extremely negative about this person. I thought it would be interesting to look at his chart not knowing who the chart actually belongs to. While we have discussed this chart previously, and compared it to the United States chart, this will cover new material.
A first thing to notice when looking at a chart is the general shape. In this chart all planets but one are within the trine between Jupiter and Uranus, all on the Ascendant side of the chart; opposite is the Moon which exists all by itself on the Descendant side of the chart down in the fourth house (which is considered the ruling house for the Moon). There is much emphasis on the Moon. This man uses the Moon and the things symbolized by it to guide his behavior. Among the things ruled by the moon are feelings, emotions, intuition. Perhaps this man feels denigrated because he relies on his feelings more than rational thought to guide his behavior, unlike many men in Western society. The Moon also represents women. This male has a very strong feminine component and perhaps because of this he feels forced to brag about his sexual conquests in order to make other men think that he is “manly”.
When I looked at Barack Obama’s chart I was amazed by the lack of aspects in his chart. This person also has few aspects. The main core of the chart is the opposition between the Moon and the conjunction of Sun, Uranus, and the North Node of the Moon (the South node is conjunct the Moon). (For Uranian astrologers, Vulcanus (21 Gemini 11) is also tightly conjoined to the Sun and Uranus and exactly opposite the Moon, adding even more emphasis to this opposition.) This planetary complex shows that this man is a very Uranian person, the bringer of Change. Uranus is named after the ancient god Urania, who is the grandfather of the standard Olympian gods and goddesses we know from Greek and Roman mythology. But as Richard Tarnas points out, the planet Uranus has a Promethean cast. Prometheus stole the fire from the gods and gave it to humans, and act for which he was condemned to have his liver eternally plucked from his body. Some think Prometheus was the principle that allowed humans to become fully human.
This man was born under not just a Full Moon but a Lunar Eclipse. With Sun and Uranus in the Tenth house near the midheaven, he is seen by the world at large as a Uranian (eccentric, revolutionary) person, one that upsets the normal order of things. This is a very powerful chart, even more so because it is a eclipse chart. The Sun and Moon opposition suggests a conflict between his Conscious (Sun) and Unconscious (Moon) sides, and this conflict can lead to a surprising, even contradictory range of opinions. Some may even suggests that this person has two completely different sides, something that is also heavily suggested by his Sun being in Gemini, the sign of the Twins. This conflict may come from the conflicting opinions of his two parents which he saw while he was growing up. It can not be emphasized enough that this is a hugely Uranian person, for better of worse.
Jupiter Trine Uranus
The boundary aspect of the nine planets opposite the Moon is the trine between Jupiter and Uranus, which is also conjunct the Sun. This person is very lucky! Perhaps he will gain wealth and possibly even a high political office. For this combination of planets Ebertin says optimism or a lucky chance. Being a trine suggests that this is something that the native could draw on but is not causing him any problems. It also suggests someone who does not like to be fenced in, who does not like restrictions on his behavior.
Venus conjunct Saturn, tight
Saturn does not have a good reputation, and when conjunct Venus it suggests someone unlucky in love. He may act as a father figure (Saturn) to the women (Venus) in his life, someone who gets involved with younger women. This tight conjunction suggests he may have trouble with women, even thought, or perhaps especially because, he has such a strongly (prominent Moon) female nature. (For Uranian astrologers, Hades (25 Aries 24) is tightly square this Venus-Saturn conjunction, adding more difficulty to his relationships with women.) Of this combination of two planets, Ebertin says a sense of duty, suffering through love.
Mars at the Ascendant
Mars is in the Twelfth House, but conjunct the Ascendant. Since the Ascendant represents the part of your personality that is visible to others (keywords are personae or environment) people may see this person as martial, angry, or violent. They may withdraw in fear from his angry side (Mars is a very masculine planet) further upsetting his strongly feminine nature.
Unaspected Neptune or Very Wide Square between Mercury and Neptune
There is a very loose square between Mercury and Neptune, so wide that I would not call it a square. The orb is one minute over the maximum I use in natal work. But some people may like a wider orb. The nature of Mercury and Neptune is a loose connection for the truth, or in more brutal words the tendency to lie. It may also suggest that the words of this person are not believed. Some astrologers give emphasis to unaspected planets. It is considered a “dumb” note, and thus it becomes important. In the case of this man, Neptune has no aspects. (Jupiter has a strong aspect to Pluto in the Fourth Harmonic chart, as we will see below.) Neptune, as has been mentioned before, rules delusion, illusion, spirituality, and drugs. Perhaps this man abstains from using drugs, perhaps he is not strongly religious.
Jupiter square Pluto in Fourth Harmonic Chart
The fourth harmonic chart, also known as the 90-degree dial because 90 is one-fourth of 360, can show us details of the chart that are not noticeable in the normal chart, especially hard aspects that are whole fractions of a square. In this case we see a strong square between Jupiter and Pluto, which is actually 67 1/2 degrees, which could be called, if you want a name, a demi-semi-octile. Whenever I see Jupiter and Pluto together I think of money and plutocracy (which obviously involves Pluto). This combination suggests, as Ebertin says, a desire for power. But also, in a negative sense, the pursuit of fanatical aims, the desire to exploit the masses. But it also suggests the transformation (Pluto) needed to make money, (Jupiter) to achieve abundance.
Finally, I want to stress again that the main driver of this chart is the Sun/Node/Uranus opposite the Moon, a lunar eclipse. This is a unconventional man who is very powerful and lucky.