Donald Trump – astrological birth chart


“Trump personifies everything the rest of the world despises about America: casual racism, crass materialism, relentless self-aggrandizement, vulgarity on an epic scale…” Paul Thomas, New Zealand Herald.

“Trump also personifies everything the rest of the world admires about America: wealth, power, confidence, and an ‘I can do anything I set my mind to’ attitude.” BJ Gallagher, Huffington Post. (Hmmm, really? Tim)

Born at 10.54 am on 14th June 1946 in Jamaica, New York, USA, several features stand out astrologically. Mars is close to the Leo Ascendant, dominating the personality. Mars in Leo asserts self dramatically, warmly, arrogantly, with the expression of desires strongly coloured by pride and an urge for recognition. Mars in Trump’s chart is not well integrated and has little in the way of close aspects to other parts of the personality. Consequently, the fiery leadership energy is likely to function as something of a “loose cannon”.

AstroTrumpTrump was born at the time of an almost exact Full Moon (a Lunar Eclipse in fact) with Sun in Gemini closely opposite Moon in Sagittarius. It is of course well known that human behaviour can be er… rather eccentric at the time of a Full Moon and the chart shows unorthodox Uranus active here too. Uranians tend to be on a different planet to the rest of us, full of contradictions and very much a law to themselves. (Many of them even take astrology seriously – can you imagine that?) A Gemini Sun is clever, witty, with a tendency to know a little about everything but depth is not always their strong point. Moon in Sagittarius is full of hope and confidence but sometimes a superior and insensitive arrogance with it. Also closely involved in the picture is the spiritually significant North Node. Putting these features together, Donald Trump’s soul purpose is clearly all about talking and preaching entertaining madness!

Mercury squares Neptune. A close aspect between these two is good for artists but not so good for politicians, another example being Tony Blair, who has the Mercury-Neptune opposition aspect. The potential for misleading communication, through either deliberate deception or lack of attention to detail, is high.

ConTrumpVenus is conjunct Saturn in Cancer. This is a side of Donald Trump that will resonate with many Americans – the birth chart for 4th July 1776 is strongly Cancerian. Trump is an absolutely committed and sincere patriot. Venus in Cancer cares about family, home, the past and traditions. Saturn brings a deep sense of responsibility and commitment to these protective and family-orientated values. However, astrologers consider Saturn in Cancer a difficult placing (“in detriment”) that can show deep emotional problems. Based on the fear of one’s own sensitivity and vulnerability, there can be a tendency to cling to the familiar and the past. Jupiter in Libra indicates Trump’s hopes for peace and justice. In the USA birth chart, the Sun in Cancer squares Saturn in Libra, showing a similar combination of Cancer-Libra-Saturn issues to be worked through.

Transiting Jupiter has recently crossed into Trump’s first house, showing his increase in popularity amongst Republican voters. There are, as usual with astrology, contradictory indications over what might be coming up for Trump over the next year or two. God bless and God help America!

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Kate Bush – astrological birth chart

KateBushThe wonderful Kate Bush returns to the stage tonight for her first live shows since 1979. Although the time of birth is unknown, the astrology horoscope for her date of birth (30th July 1958) reveals some suitably powerful features.

Kate is a Leo Sun, a Fire sign. Leos burn brightly as they take centre stage to radiate inspiring warmth and good humour to everyone around them. Creativity and individual self-expression are key themes and Leos need to be loved and appreciated more than most. The planet Uranus is also in Leo and close to the Sun in Kate’s chart, an indication of a potentially unique and multi-talented superstar. The Moon in Aquarius (Kate would have the Moon in Capricorn if born in the early hours but given her personality this seems unlikely) is a further sign of an original and even eccentric character. The egoless humanitarian instincts of an Aquarian Moon are a good antidote to the Leo ego!

The Sun, Uranus and the Moon combine with sensual Mars in Taurus and Neptune in Scorpio to form a Grand Cross in Fixed signs, although the position and strength of the Moon in this is unknown due to the lack of birth time. Used constructively (not an easy task), a Grand Cross is a major force to be reckoned with! The close square between Sun and Mars needs an outlet for its fiery energy and a Mars-Neptune aspect is very common in the charts of musicians, artists, sportsmen and other charismatic individuals who are capable of transcending everyday life through “magical talents”.


Chart for Kate Bush from

Kate’s mental intensity and darker side is shown by a Virgo Mercury-Pluto conjunction. Mercury delves deep here, analyzing and investigating taboo subjects with sharp intelligence. Kate’s sometimes disturbing and penetrating insights into life and human nature can be found in much of her work, particularly on The Dreaming. The┬ásearch for deeper meaning and the need for disciplined wide-ranging philosophical exploration correspond to her Saturn in Sagittarius.

Venus in Cancer indicates a romantic, feminine nature which affects both her artistic self-expression and relationships in general. Emotional security is important for Venus in Cancer and the long-term support of Kate’s family (Cancer) has been essential to her success. She cares – relationships and partnerships have also been helped by Jupiter in Libra (conjunct her spiritually significant North Node) bringing charm, grace and beauty.

KateBushPicAlthough an accurate time and place of birth is required for a full look at anyone’s current astrological trends, it is interesting to see that Kate has chosen to make her live comeback as positive Jupiter moves through Leo and across her Sun-Uranus conjunction. No doubt the “Before The Dawn” London gigs will be a further triumph in her extraordinary career.

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