As the 2016 presidential race heats up, the media machines are in full swing, churning out a steady feed of the usual political drama and controversy that accompanies election campaigns. Among the field of incumbents however, one stands out. He eclipses the other candidates with bombastic swagger and an unorthodox, unpolitician-like mien. He is Donald J. Trump. Real Estate mogul, reality star, outspoken Gemini and now, potentially – President. Exactly what that would mean for America is not so clear but as the prospect of a Trump presidency grows, it is only fitting that we conduct an astrological background check and investigate the cosmic forces behind the Trump persona.
A GEMINI WITH SUBVERSIVENESS
Born June 14, Trump shares his birthday with the renown revolutionary, Che Guevara. He is a 3rd decan Gemini with the Aquarius/Uranus subinfluence. Uranus spices up the Gemini personality with a dose of eccentricity and maverick bravado. This may also contribute to the subversive outsider status with which he has alienated the rest of the republican base. Trump’s personality is big and grandiose and so it should come as no surprise that he is a Leo rising. He expresses himself in a proud, casual but confident manner. Like any good businessman, he is glib and persuasive, and fittingly runs his campaign like a salesman trying to close a deal. This is definitely the most ambitious contract he has ever bid for and politicians are after all, salespeople (especially during campaign mode). Both rely on strong communication skills to win people over. It’s a psychological game for popularity and his histrionic personality allows him to do this intuitively.
A CYNOSURE PERSONALITY
His image-conscious narcissism, extroverted people-person orientation and unorthodox candor have made him a headline-grabbing cynosure. Whether you take him seriously or not, you cannot deny the flavor he adds to an otherwise bland political menu. The strength of Trump’s campaign lies mostly in his appeal to American’s burgeoning xenophobia and racially insensitive Republican logic. He has been promoting a competitive, jingoistic American nationalism that has even garnered comparisons to Hitler by his critics. Yet, for all the controversy he creates, he maintains a charm and likeable chutzpah that is admirable. His television and highly publicized real estate career has no doubt given him substantial advantages over other candidates and he certainly possesses the greatest name recognition, besides maybe Hilary. He is a populist who possesses a communication style that is amusing in it’s aplomb and political incorrectness. Though he is not an eloquent or pithy orator, he has the characteristically-Gemini gift for gab and he knows how to use it.
A POLITICAL OUTLIER
The fact that he is self-funded and therefore unfettered by the special interest constraints that often bind other politicians, and the fact that he is not a politician, but instead comes from the corporate world and has openly divulged and validated the existence of political bribery, all give Trump a credibility and whistleblower cachet that career politicians could only dream of. This has been a refreshing aspect of the Trump campaign because it appeals to the disillusionment felt by Americans towards what has been one of the biggest issues in modern politics. If Trump can find a more diplomatic way to address illegal immigration and a more humane approach to fighting terrorism without alienating the Muslim community, the prospect of a Trump presidency would not seem so bad. Fortunately, Gemini is a mutable sign, which means his positions are malleable and open to change.
Here is a list of Trump’s aspects pulled from his natal chart (courtesy of astrotheme.com).
1. Midheaven in Taurus
Conservative person, hard-working, and slow but very strong. Amasses possessions slowly but steadily.
2. Uranus in Gemini
Indicates originality, independence and cerebral energy bursting suddenly.
3. True North Node Gemini, in House X
Superficial, anxious, and adventurous character. Should the natal chart concur, one can achieve fame and wealth in politics thanks to the support of powerful and devoted friends.
4. Sun in Gemini
Outgoing nature and inquisitive mind made for communications. A will to process information endows a sociable character, a pleasant and often courteous demeanor.
5. Mercury in Cancer
Intellect and sensitivity are indivisible. Behaviors are influenced by ambiances and by emotions aroused by contact with other people.
6. Saturn in Cancer
Saturn is the great purifier. He represents our limitations but also our truth.
7. Venus in Cancer
Can really feel passion only within a subtle, refined and quite mysterious relationship. In love, imagination has unlimited powers.
8. Pluto in Leo
Pluto in Leo may give an authoritarian and, even, despotic nature. But charisma and radiance are intensified.
9. Mars in Leo
With Mars in Leo, there is a passionate nature and affectivity always on the alert with sentimental life on top of the list. Action taken according to personal rules and relies on sincerity above all.
10. Neptune in Libra
In an astrological chart, it indicates dilution, vagueness, understanding one’s environment through emotions and the absence of clear and determined limits and structures.
11. Jupiter in Libra
Jupiter in Libra endows sociability, popularity and charm! Are very appreciated because of open-mindedness and generosity naturally prompt you to compromise in all things: what is important is not to have the last word, but to reach an agreement with an entourage and to establish nice relationships with them.
12. Moon in Sagittarius
The word stagnation does not belong to his vocabulary: effortlessly adopts foreign customs and habits that are different from initial behaviors.