December 13, 2016 full moon in Gemini will be opposite the moon and sun in the president-elect’s birth chart. Trump was born under a Sagittarius full moon (during a lunar eclipse) with his sun in Gemini. Now we’ve got our moon on his sun and his sun on our moon. Curiouser and curiouser. Whatever could this mean?
This summer I had the thrill of having a full moon land on my own natal sun. I was teaching a week-long course on astrology at the A.R.E. Camp in southwestern Virginia. The moon download of energy was disorienting and confusing. I couldn’t sleep. Moonlight found me up in my cabin furiously writing to channel the deluge. Thank goodness I was in a peaceful community, deep in the valley, protected by thousands of acres of woods and wild. In that valley, brilliant and beautiful souls reminded me to ground my energy and breath, and they all kept me coherent and grounded.
Of course, Trump has a very different chart from mine, and POTUS is in a much more public and less forgiving position. For me at least, at A.R.E. camp we are encouraged to turn off our electronic devices and integrate ourselves into the natural cycles. I am trying to imagine what it would feel like right now to be a Gemini with a bad Twitter addiction. And to have an entire co-dependent nation paying attention to my off-the-cuff tweets. Exciting, I imagine. Very exciting.
Trump was born under a lunar eclipse. An eclipse is disruptive to the cycle of light and dark. It blocks energy. Like putting your thumb over the bottle of soda and shaking it: an eruption is inevitable. Moon energy is also emotional. Trump is the embodiment of erratic emotional energy spraying out from the pressure valve of conscious control. Honey-boo-boo on three cans of Mountain Dew has better control of her emotional presence than our future president.
To make matters more alarming, Uranus which is about as subtle as a cattle prod, is conjunct DT’s sun. It will shock. It exists to cause shock and awe. Erupting emotions and a shocking personality. The nation wanted a disruption, voted for it and got it. Shit’s about to get real.
Our transiting winter Sun just had a little tete-a-tete with no-nonsense Saturn. Since the sun is on DT’s moon, that means Mr. Serious (Saturn) showed up to Trump’s party also. John McCain got to be that voice recently when he noted “Facts are stubborn things,” in response to Donald Trump’s dismissal of Russia’s election hacking.
To be fair, Saturn on your moon feels bad. The moon nurtures a lovely feminine energy, but parking Saturn on your moon feels like being left alone with big job and not a lot of love. It might feel like winning the most powerful position in the nation and your wife deciding she will stay in New York with your son. If I was the Trumpster’s astrologer, I might pat his shoulder and say, “Oh honey, this isn’t a feel-good transit. Your best bet is to work hard and don’t take things personally.” Now that our country is paired off this time bomb, and given that an SNL skit can set him a-Tweeting, I wonder how the “not taking it all personally” is going to go down. Next up on my not-so-settling news is Uranus quarreling with Jupiter for the next year or so. Jupiter in Libra has a strong concern for justice which is opposite and going to go hard against Uranus’s ambition and unconventional foolhardy rebelliousness. Uranus in Aries leaps and doesn’t bother to look. It can inspire crazy good innovative technology: which is good! But it is just as likely to be crazy enough to leap off a cliff: which is not so good!
Aries is the warrior! And that, my friends, is the source of trepidation from the diplomatic Libra Jupiter: will the lopsided system have any hope of delivering fair and balanced anything? Or worse will this moron blunder into World War III with us in tow?
One thing his majesty can be sure about is that lovely and benefic Jupiter makes big things bigger. We’re not talking about DT’s hands; natal Jupiter in the reality star’s second house means even more money and riches. If there is one place this man excels, it is turning your misfortune into his victory. Jupiter will be heaping the extra spoils into a bank account somewhere, and it probably won’t be yours. While we are irritated and testy at the extraordinary social changes confronting our sense of safety, someone is going to make a lot of money! There’s a fox in every hen house. This plan only bites if you’re the one protecting a nest egg. Good luck, America.
Last but not least, the full moon is in Gemini on the Don’s natal sun. Gemini is the silver-tongued, dualistic word pugilist. Much as I love the funny, entertaining Gemini people in my life, I can't think of a more entertaining sign, let me ask you: can you really call someone a liar if they don’t know truth from fiction? No one can argue that this guy makes stuff up and then insists he never said it, even when confronted with video proof.
Gemini is ruled by Mercury, the messenger: carry the information to the people. In this light it is interesting, as the Washington Post’s Robert Costa points out, that DT tends to echo the words of the last person with whom he spoke. He is simply carrying a message, and those that have access to him are the ones populating his policies. As the Cabinet fills with more wealthy weirdos licking their chops, the ones that now have direct access to Trump seem to be the ones eyeing the chickens.
We are crossing a threshold into a new world. As the feathers clear, let’s put on our grown-up pants, lean hard on facts, take responsibility for our own thoughts, own attitude and our own actions, but continue to insist hard as a group for accountability.
As for me I am your astrologer not his, and I am more worried about you than him. If you need guiding light from your own star-crossed chart, a bit of shamanic wisdom and hand-holding, call me….