Horary Chart: May 11, 2017, at 3:14 PM, Boston, MA, USA, LMT
Since the unexpected firing of FBI Director James Comey, many are deeply concerned about what Trump is trying to hide. Did he and his presidential 2016 campaign collude with Russian officials to win the election? Did he allow for Russian agents to hack into DNC emails in an attempt to expose Hillary Clinton? Did he have secret meetings with Russian officials to aid him in winning the election? What did Trump know and when did he know it? Above is a horary chart on the question someone recently posed: Did Donald Trump collude with the Russian Government to win the election?
In the chart above, we do not want to utilize the ascendant lord 1 of the 1st house, because the question is not about the querent. This question is about Donald Trump. Now if Donald Trump was currently just another person, we would look to the 7th house, however, he is now the president of the USA, this is where the querent is from, so he will be represented by the 10th house, lord 10. The 10th house represents the king, the prime minister, or a president including the administration in charge.
Now what about the Russian government? Who are they represented by in this horary chart? Now becuase they are foriegn to the querent, we must look to the 9th house, which represents foreign lands. However, should the 9th house also represent the government? I think not, because that would lump all russian people with their government, and thats not the case here. So we turn the chart, and take the 10th house from the 9th house (6th house radix).
Who are the planet rulers of the 10th house as well as the turned 10th house (6th house radix)? At the 10th house radix, we’ve got Gemini at 27.26 degrees. Gemini is ruled by Mercury, so Mercury is lord 10 representing Donald Trump. The turned 10th house (6th house radix) was at 3.29 degrees of Pisces. Jupiter rules Pisces, so the Russian government is represented by Jupiter. So far we’ve got:
Donald Trump = Mercury
Russian officials = Jupiter
Now, how do we assess whether or not Trump colluded with Russian officials? We look to see if there was a previous aspect between Mercury and Jupiter. We are not concerned by what is going on between them presently, or even in the future, we want to know if there was a past act of collusion which occured between them. According to John Frawley, from his book, The Horary Textbook Revised Edition, we view the planets as nouns, the signs as adjectives, and the apects as verbs.
A horary chart can sometimes require a good deal of sleuthing. Cold/dry Mercury resides in hot/dry, masculine, and bestial sign Aries, at 26.47 degrees. I find it rather interesting that Donald Trump is represented by Mercury, because Mercury naturally rules over merchants, con-men, theives, and media people. Donald Trump has been perceived as being all the above. Mercury should not exactly be trusted or relied upon, and is not naturally suited for a leadership role. In this chart, Mercury is peregrine, a planet that is peregrine has no dignity and is likened to a homeless wanderer. Donald Trump is essentially out-of-place as president and will likely make bad moves. Mercury is residing in the succedant 8th house, the 8th house represents other people’s money. Could part of the problem be, that Donald Trump is beholden to or concerned with other people’s money? We may never know for sure.
Hot/moist retrograding Jupiter resides in hot/moist, masculine, and humane sign Libra, at 14.26 degrees. Jupiter is the natural ruler of rich men and aristocrats. This is appropriate, because if there is anything we know, russian officials are primarily made up of really rich men. Did Donald Trump collude with these rich men to gain the presidency? Thats what we are looking to find out. Jupiter has only a little dignity by term and nature in Libra, but Jupiter is also in an angular house, giving some accidental dignity, and more power to act compared to that of Mercury, who is stuck in the succedant 8th house, representing other people’s money.
Looking at the chart, we see that Mercury hasn’t made an aspect to Jupiter. So does that mean that Trump did not collude with Russian officials? Donald Trump would be happy that we believe this, but that’s not exactly what the chart shows us in the past. If we look at our ephemeris, we observe that Mercury’s last aspect was an opposition to the Moon in Libra at 25.17 degrees, and prior to that opposition, the Moon made a conjuction with Jupiter at 14.46 degrees in Libra. The Moon, still in orb with Jupiter, carried the light of Jupiter to Mercury, thus creating the event between the two planets. In horary, this is called a translation of light. According to John Frawley’s The Horary Textbook Revised Edition, he writes, “The involvement of the third planet making the connection usually implies the involvment of a third party in the situation” (p. 106). This implies, that Russian officials (Jupiter) utilized agents (Moon) to collude with Donald Trump (Mercury). The events happened in the past.
The second chart above includes the outer planets, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. In traditional astrology, because the outer planets do not rule signs like the 7 planets do, they are to be interpreted like fixed stars, especially if they have immediate aspects to relevant house cusps and significators. In this case, Mercury is separating from a conjuction to Uranus. The planet Uranus often represents a disruption and can signify breakups such as divorce. Shortly before this chart was cast, Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey, the man who was not only investigating the Russian connection, but also caused controversy by announcing an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, about a week before the election creating a media frenzy. The reasons behind Trump firing Comey is unclear. Likewise, Jupiter conjuncts Neptune by antiscion, Neptune usually denotes illusion and deceit, telling us there will never be a clear answer from russian officials. Prior to the Moon opposing Mercury, she bumps into a square with Pluto. What is Pluto trying to tell us? Pluto is generally malign, signifying the underworld, plutocrats, and those who hide in the shadows. This represents the kind of individuals probably connected to the collusion with Trump.
What does the future hold for Donald Trump? Well, Mercury is about to make an immediate trine to Saturn. Saturn is the natural ruler of confinement and discipline. Saturn is conjuct the radical 4th house, which is the 7th house from the 10th house. Saturn is aligned with Trump’s opponents, those who are trying to bring him down, and when Mercury trines Saturn, they both will have negative mutual reception. Saturn will be in fall due to Mercury in Aries, and Mercury will be in detriment due to Saturn in Sagittarius. Mercury will have lots of trouble with Saturn. Lastly, we have the fixed star Polaris directly conjunct the 10th house. According to Vivian Robson, in his book the Fixed Stars & Constellations in Astrology, Polaris is, “Of the nature of Saturn and Venus. It causes much sickness, trouble, loss of fortune, disgrace, and great affliction, and may give legacies and inheritances attended by much evil” (p. 185).
Frawley, John: The Horary Textbook, Revised Edition, Apprentice Books, 2005, 2014
Robson, Vivian: The Fixed Stars & Constellations in Astrology, Astrology Classics, 1923, 2005