Happy Birthday, Mr. Trump!
“The Donald” will be 72 on June 14th. He is lured by beautiful women, but can’t handle rejection. His solar return Pluto conjuncts the National Nodal Return (see below) in the US 8thhouse of death and debt. Someone might take a pot-shot at Trump this year, or he could be deposed from office, lose his wealth, or some tragedy could befall our country because of him. Any or all of these may happen. He’s likely to explode later this month from the pressure of the Mueller Investigation, plus several women suing him, as Mars opposes his natal Pluto in late June.
A Mellow Moment
Despite sudden surprises in late May, tension dies down somewhat by early June when there’s a very positive Grand Trine in emotional water signs between Venus, Jupiter and Neptune that generates hope, magnanimity and empathy. You may feel idealistic, spiritual, even mystical at times. Express yourself creatively, romantically, compassionately, and spiritually. Also inearly June, Mercury & Sun blend harmoniously with Mars, sharpening our minds and facilitating lively conversations. Take advantage of this fine astral climate to mix and mingle with others.
Around June 10th stalwart Saturn trines eclectic Uranus, inviting us to learn new skills and open to new experiences all summer and into the fall. By the 13th Mercury sextiles Uranus and opposes Saturn raising inspirational ideas for examination and discussion.
On Friday June 15th the crescent Moon joins Jupiter and Neptune in another gracious Grand Trine. By Saturday the 16th the waxing Moon snuggles up to Venus in the western sky, making the weekend superb for friends and lovers! By June 18th Mercury replaces the Moon in the Grand Trine, facilitating mental acuity. Mid-month is especially good for commercial dealings and planning.
On June 21st the Summer Solstice Sun enters Cancer, the Astrological sign of hearth and home. While warmth spreads across the land, partisan politics arises once again. Mars opposes Venus, amping up gender wars in this #MeToo era. Mercury opposes Pluto, stirring obsession and confrontation in some; deep insight in others. Deplorable power plays erupt. Sun opposes Saturn, squaring Chiron, whichbreeds conflict, control, limitation and wounding. Separation and loneliness may develop within us as we feel needy, yet somehow isolated. Luckily the Uranus/Saturn trine is enlivening, with inspiring breakthroughs, despite limited circumstances. If depression arises, find something rewarding (Uranus) to do that requires concentration (Saturn), and use this focus to chase away the blues. The Full Moon of June 27-28 brings a mixture of aspects. But thanks to Jupiter trine Neptune, hope simmers inwardly, eschewing outer tensions.
National Nodal Return
The Moon’s Nodes mark 2 opposite points on the zodiac where the orbital planes of Sun and Moon intersect. Every ~19 years the Nodes return to their point of origin, as they will this June 25th in the US National Chart. Amazingly, the previous US Nodal Return happened in 1999 during Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial!
The Sabian Symbol1 for the North Node’s Return at 8 degrees Leo reveals “An Activist stirring up discontent by spreading revolutionary ideals.” So expectmore protests! At 8 degrees Aquarius, the South Node unveils “Wax figures on display” highlighting the superficiality and propaganda of many national leaders.
Nodal Returns initiate new cycles, thus marking a turning point in our National Destiny. The challenge of a Nodal Return is that there is often a period of insecurity during the breakdown of the “Old Order” that is passing, while the “New Order” is still unformed and confusing. Late June could bring a particularly difficult time or a great opportunity for the USA. We may see an important person entering or leaving the US national stage as well.
This National Return’s North Node sits in the middle of the Mars/Neptune square in our National chart, adding stress, while transiting Mars (the warrior) activates the South Node (the past) by conjunction. Mars represents aggressive raw energy and impulsively crude behavior, so don’t expect the“Old Order” to capitulate without a fight! Neptune brings illusion and confusion, glamour and deceit. Unfortunately, the square between these planetsraises doubt, discouragement and feelings of inadequacy. Once transiting Mars turns retrograde (it will go backwards on June 26th through mid-August), forward progress slows.
Nodal Returns represents a Crisis of Authenticity2. The US democracy has been threatened. We have lost our national integrity, honor, self-respect, and global leadership. Can we get these back “post-Trump”? Yes! Chiron (the wounded healer) in the 4th house, trining the US Nodal Return, means that the American People want to heal their country, despite challenging partisanship. With favorableaspects tothe Sun, Venus and Jupiter in the US 7th house (of others) during the Nodal Return, it’s possible that we can re-unify our people and reunite with our allies, if we work cooperatively towards constructive national social, economic and immigration reform. But it will take some time.
1. SABIAN ORACLE: 360 Degrees of Wisdom, by Lynda Hill. http://firstname.lastname@example.org
2. This was the month when Trump’s zero tolerance policy at the Mexican border, separating families and kidnapping children created huge national dissention and reached a climax, as babies less than 1 year old were yanked from their mother’s arms, even while nursing! Protests country-wide against this policy occurred on June 30th in pushback and outrage.