Donald Trump's Astrological Profile
President Donald J. Trump
Donald Trump's Presidential Campaign
Donald J. Trump is the Republican nominee for President of the U.S. in the 2016 election. He emerged as the front runner as he outwitted, outplayed and outlasted seventeen other candidates, in a drama nastier and more mesmerizing than a season of Survivor. Trump has no political experience at all, and has somehow turned this into a plus. He did flirt with politics a bit prior to coming on the political scene when Barack Obama was elected President; insisting that he was born in Kenya, and thus an illegitimate President. Just the other day he admitted that Obama was born in Hawaii, but now is questioning that again.
He seems to have tapped into an anger that people have been harboring about Washington insiders. He wants to deport all Hispanic immigrants who have entered the U.S., insisting this will happen “on day one” of his Presidency should he win. He wants to build a large wall on the Mexican/U.S. border, and insists that the Mexican government will pay for it (despite President Enrique Peña Nieto’s denial). He wants to squash a woman’s right to choose what she does with her own body, although he says he “cherishes” women. He wants to stop letting any Muslim people into the country. He was cruel, and belittled all his running mates before he became the nominee. He even mocked a disabled journalist.
Although Trump claims to be “a self made millionaire”, his father gave him five or six million dollars, and had to bail his son out of several deals that failed. So although Trump has parlayed this into somewhere in the billions,he had more help than he admits, and his father had to "fix" Trump's mistakes to avoid embarrassment. He will not disclose much personal financial information. This sounds harsh, but he has said and done all these things; many of us witnessed them on T.V. If the public gets enraged by his remarks, he walks them back or changes them. So you get the Trump you want. If you want the truth about a statement he or other politicians have made, Politifact.com is a reliable source to check on them.
Trump's Campaign Slogan
He fills huge venues and whips crowds into frenzies. They are sick of gridlock in Washington, and of political correctness, and Trump seems like a breath of fresh air. He promises to “Make America Great Again.” And many of his supporters are nostalgic for an America that looks like the 1950s. They do not want to admit we are a nation of people of color; that in a generation white people will be in the minority. Industrial/blue collar jobs are declining. Even in the 1980’s it was very hard to advance in any job without a college degree. We now live in a world where acceptance of LGBTQ people is on the rise. Same sex marriage is legal in all fifty states. Time is marching on. But the Republican Party doesn’t want to. So how did Donald Trump, a billionaire who builds skyscrapers all over the world (and used to be a Democrat) become the Republican standard bearer for “the little guy?” As this is written, Trump has still refused to release his tax returns, and if he does not, will be the first Presidential nominee to do so since 1976.
Before the 2012 Presidential Election, this writer wrote and interpreted astrological profiles on both the Democratic and Republican Party candidates, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. I’ve been asked to do that again, even though Hillary’s was written months ago. So let’s take a look at Donald Trump, the man, and try to get some insight into who he really is and why. Although I am a staunch Democrat and will be voting for Hillary, I will do my best to be fair in my astrology reading. So after a few facts about Trump's upbringing and education, onward to the chart! But his trinity is Sun in Gemini, Moon in Sagittarius and a Leo Ascendant. His birth time varies in different sources, but only by an hour, so I’m placing his Ascendant in 29 degrees of Leo. He has fears about germs. Watch him in a crowd. He will autograph something, but avoids shaking hands as much as possible. This is a Virgo trait, but I can’t see someone with his fiery personality with a Virgo Ascendant, so stand by my original choice.
Donald Trump's Early Years
Trump was born and raised in Jamaica, Queens NY, and later in New York City. He is the son of Fred and Mary Trump. The original family name was Drumph, changed in the 17th century, and he is proud of his German ancestry. Donald was one of five children, the next to youngest. He has three siblings still living; and his one brother Fred Jr. died in 1981 of alcoholism. This seems to have deeply affected Donald, and he has always had a strict, “No drinking, no drugs, no smoking” policy for himself and with his children. His father had a real estate and construction firm, and often Donald worked for him between school breaks.
Trump attended Fordham University for two years, and then transferred to the Wharton School of Business in PA, one of the few schools in the U.S. which offered extensive Real Estate studies. He graduated in 1968, with a BA Degree in Economics. He has been ridiculed for not attending an Ivy League School, but if Real Estate is your chosen field, most states have one 75 hour course and you have to pass the test to be licensed. After that you are on your own. So Trump was lucky to find a school offering more education in his field, and much of real estate depends on intuition. I know this because I hold a NJ Real Estate License.
His father gave Donald control of his company in 1971, and by 1973, he renamed it The Trump Organization. By 1983 The Trump Tower, a 58 story skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan was completed, and now Trump conducts all his businesses from there, and his family lives in the Penthouse. Trump went on to build skyscrapers all over the world, as well as gambling casinos, golf courses and hotels. Trump is a canny businessman and often renegotiates the terms of his loans to keep on with his ventures. He feels that his extensive travel and deal making will be a great asset to him as President. It probably would be good experience if he applied it to renegotiating trade deals, as IMHO, the U.S. never gains from them.
Donald Trump's Astrology Chart
A Sun Sign Gemini
Trump is a Sun sign Gemini, and this makes him very intelligent. He loves to be sociable, and he thinks and acts quickly. He is a good speaker and likely to skip from one subject to another, forcing people to keep up with him. But his ease of speech is a good attribute, especially while in real estate development, and now while trying to win a campaign. The Donald (as first wife Ivana once called him) is always eager to learn something new, and has a highly developed learning capacity. He has an inventive imagination and an aptitude for writing.
He has often brought up his book, The Art of The Deal during his campaign. Geminis have quick mood changes, so he may contradict himself from one moment to the next, another Gemini trait. He gets flashes of brilliant ideas with Uranus conjunct his Sun, but they aren’t always practical, and he changes his mind too much to develop the good ideas. Geminis have the most potential to lie compared to other zodiac signs, or at least they like to stretch the truth. He believes that variety is the spice of life, and has a high strung personality. He is generally an optimist, but can become depressed when things don’t go his way. Geminis are happiest when they have more than one interest, and Trump seems to have many balls in the air at once.
His nervous temperament allows no physical or mental tranquility. So he can stay in control during emergencies and often provide unsuspected solutions to problems. Mr. Trump wants to be popular, he loves witty conversation, has mental agility, sociability and intuition. He is continually curious and always searching for personal intellectual security in the middle of his constantly changing circumstances. He loves constant travel and changes of atmosphere.
What first jumped out at me was Donald Trump’s Sun in the 10th house. This indicates a person who is ambitious, who wants to attain positions of responsibility, power, and authority. Many politicians and well known people have this Sun position. He wants honor and recognition, and will work hard to get the necessary information and skills. Trump has strong managerial talent. Usually people with the Sun in the 10th house are from families of high social standing, and have strong morals; abhorring anything demeaning to their respectability.
But that Sun is conjunct planet Uranus, which allows Donald to have the ability to understand certain intellectual concepts by applying his strong will. He can experience, understand, and work with forces expressed primarily through new and untried ways of doing things. He will act powerfully, suddenly and decisively. Uranus is the planet which rules sudden changes and is often represented by lightning, so he can seem unpredictable and eccentric in some of his views. People with this conjunction are not subject to ordinary limitations. Trump is likely to have a genius or very high IQ. He is also likely to change his positions often, because of the Sun/Uranus closeness.
Moon and Mars Aspects
The Donald’s Sun is sextile his Mars. This gives him courage and energy; we have witnessed his high energy level for a man of 70 years. He can produce intelligent and constructive enterprises. He is capable of being a good leader, and communicates well with friends, associates and groups. His creativity is often expressed in a positive manner, especially when learning and traveling, or dealing with powerful people. Opportunities will arise for him, he is somewhat lucky. He shows endurance in pain or hardships, and has courage in the face of danger.
Trump’s Sun is opposite his Moon. This creates a conflict between his conscious will and his unconscious mind and feelings. He has stressful relationships with women, as seen through his three marriages. Ivana, his first wife, was helpful to him in building his real estate empire, and he had three of his oldest children with her, Donald Jr., Eric, and Ivanka. Trump had a high profile affair with Marla Maples, who he met when she was performing in the play Cats, made her wife number two, and had a daughter with her, Tiffany. Now he is married to Melania Trump, and they have a son together named Barron. He has admitted that, “I may not always have been a good husband, but always tried to be a good father.” He does seem to have a lot of pride in his children, and the older ones all work for him; Barron is 10 years old.
So this aspect causes domestic issues and marital affairs. This can often affect the person’s health too, since both Sun and Moon affect our energy levels. Another issue is restlessness, nervousness, or psychosomatic illnesses. His energy fluctuates erratically. Natives often have trouble with their children; although this astrologer thought each time he was seen in the presence of his children, he seems very calm and happy. He does need to get away from the past, so it does not block his current happiness or growth. He should not endeavor to accomplish great things without duly considering the detail and hard work necessary. Does it seem to my readers that he has thought about his duties at POTUS should he get there? Sometimes he seems like a young boy who is playing “King of the Hill”, but isn’t considering what he will do when he reaches the top. He says he has “great plans” but never reveals what they are. Of course, I'm sure there is a large learning curve to the job.
Donald’s Sun is also trine his Jupiter. Once again, we see his optimism and outgoing personality. He thinks a lot about philosophy, religion, legal, social and community affairs, seen as the skyscrapers he has had made all over the world. He needs to gain the confidence and cooperation of others. He is the idea person, and needs others to help carry out his elaborate ideas. As a President, he will have his cabinet to do that. This leads to good fortune and success. Trump is protected by spiritual forces when his safety is concerned. He will never be “down and out.” This is good for him, but may affect his understanding of people who are truly down and out. This was a problem for Mitt Romney, who thought that after parents spent $50,000.00 a year to put a kid through college, the parents could buy them a company to run. It’s hard to understand how regular people live when you have such wealth. He has insight into the future and a degree of farsightedness bordering on prophecy. Some people with this aspect withdraw from worldly affairs in order to pursue a life of contemplation. This is highly unlikely with Donald.
His Moon in Sagittarius is what rules the inner, emotional part of him that the public would not normally see, but will see more of in such a public figure. Trump has a lofty, optimistic and idealistic nature. Sag natives aspire to make great achievements in life, but may lack realism. We see this in candidate Trump when every time someone questions how he plans to send millions of what he calls “illegal aliens” back to their countries, he says he will have it done in his first 100 days. But Sag Moon people really don’t like to have inharmonious relationships. They have strong attachments to religious or philosophic beliefs that were instilled by them from their parents. Trump loves to travel (important things come up more than once) to move quickly, and can easily take up residence in a country far removed from his place of birth. He has numerous properties all over the world, so can easily do this. Sagittarius is a restless sign, but also one that is very intelligent. He tries to remain cheerful and upbeat, and never stops learning.
Sagittarius Moon people often blurt out things without thinking of what they are saying. When asked by a moderator if he thought women should be punished for having abortions, he said yes, but then looked confused and never brought it up again. Trump’s Moon is in his 4th house, ruling both family and real estate. He has a strong emotional attachment to home and family; family relationships affect his whole outlook. Donald also has two planets in Cancer which make his family his rock. He seems really sincere when he speaks about his family, and has said “I am very lucky that my older children work for me, some families could not work that out.” Although he has been married three times, he seems to have good relationships with his ex-wives, or else they signed non disclosure agreements! Real estate and construction is how The Donald made however much money he has. We are still waiting on this, Mr. Trump.
Mars and Uranus Cause Instability
His Moon is also sextile Jupiter, making Trump generous and charitable, especially where family is concerned. He also has eight grandchildren, so it’s a large family. He uses a lot of money in the home to make it a place of beauty and comfort. Contentment, optimism and a cheerful attitude accompany this aspect and also to his success and accumulation of wealth. He has a lot of aspects that mean that things come easily to Trump, he doesn’t have to try as hard as others do to get what he wants, it all sort of falls in his lap. He has genuine fondness for people who contribute to his success. Donald has a strong imagination, which combined with his mental abilities; give him insight into how to take advantage of the good things in life.
Moon Trine Mars means he is active emotionally, and has a lot of psychic energy. Once again this points to his success in business and building up his homes and domestic life. Donald has a lot of strong feelings, but they are controlled and constructively used. He will fight for what is right. His robust health and energy lead to an intensity of experiences which improves his imaginative faculties.
The Moon opposite planet Uranus can cause emotional instability and perverseness. The Donald has frequent, unexpected changes in mood and attitude, which confuses others. He can be undependable and his actions are hard to predict. so this may exasperate family and friends enough that they will begin to avoid him if possible. Often he may make many new and sudden acquaintances, but they will not last long. Think of his current man crush on Vladimir Putin. The public has seen this when Trump uses bad language in front of large audiences, and changes his opinions on serious issues of National Defense, like whether nuclear weapons are on the table. This is an issue that scares many, who fear that Trump will be too quick to nuke a country rather than try diplomacy.
There is instability in the family life and frequent changes in residence. We have touched on Donald’s three marriages, although he seems to try to be close with his children. Of course, he can travel wherever he wants; he has his own jet and properties all over the world. Right now he is acting like The Bible is his favorite book, trying to get the Evangelical vote. This is a secular country, and no religious group should influence our politics so much, especially one who wants to take the country back fifty years. Trump’s tendency to seek out unusual experiences can drain too much time from his main responsibilities. What effect will that have on a possible Presidency? This Moon/Uranus aspect is the reason he is a womanizer, although Donald has blamed Hillary for Bill Clinton’s indiscretions.
Leo Ascendant, Problematic Cancer Planets
Mr. Trump has a Leo ascendant, as we all have a façade, and this makes him come across as powerful, in charge and confident. This is what charms his followers or potential voters. He is frank and outspoken, something people don’t expect from a politician, and they like that. He is independent, impulsive, forceful and demonstrative in manner. His nature is electric and inspiring. He has great hope, faith and fortitude, and is lavish in the way he uses his energies. He is ardent and passionate in romance. He is philanthropic, loyal and adaptive. He is generally good tempered, though high strung and quick to anger. He receives and grants favors easily, and is usually fortunate in the long run. He is ambitious, self confident, fearless, impulsive and determined to achieve his goals. He seeks power and distinction.
Donald has Mercury in Cancer in the 11th house. This is a hard position, because Mercury represents the way a person thinks, and Cancer is a very emotional sign. So his thoughts and decisions are based on the way he feels. You shouldn’t think with your heart, you need to think with your head. This results in the reversals and confusion about where Trump really stands on some issues. Unconscious desires may cause him to look at some facts and ignore others; the results being bias, prejudice and interference with objective thinking.
He has a good memory because of the emotional intensity of his thoughts. He is highly susceptible to the thoughts of those around him, so when he is having one of his rallies, he can zero in on the thoughts and feelings of the audience, and tell them what he knows they want to hear. He is very sensitive personally, and believes whatever is said is or done in his environment is directed towards him. Of course, as we learned earlier, many of his thoughts are about home and family, and matters of real estate, because of the 4th house Moon.
Trump's Achilles Heel
Mercury in the 11th house represents those interested in communications, and exchanges of ideas with friends in groups. Trump seeks out people who will stimulate his mind and increase his knowledge. But his thinking is very colored by the ideas of his friends. He can be concerned about scientific investigation, astrology and humanitarian goals. His attitude is impersonal but friendly. He is open to talking to people from all walks of life. This openness to humanity broadens his mind and compassion, giving him broad insight into social issues.
The Mercury Square Neptune aspect can cause absentmindedness, woolgathering and mental disorganization concerning details. Sometimes the unconscious mind plays tricks on the conscious mind when it is preoccupied, and this tends to make Trump forget facts. Maybe this is what we are seeing when his facts are so far removed from the real ones. However, this aspect gives the insight from Neptune and the understanding of Mercury, so can be positive at times. All aspects are activated by where the other planets and Moon are at the time. Some with this aspect are mental escapists, but they have a feeling of realism anyway.
Donald Trump’s Venus is in Cancer in the 11th house. This, along with the conjunction of his Sun and Uranus is Trump’s Achilles Heel. The often erratic ideas he expresses that are not thought all the way through, clash with his Venus in Cancer. This is a very sensitive position, security and stability is important to him. He is loyal and possessive, but can behave erratically if his security is threatened. His feelings get hurt very easily, but although he tries to hide it behind a dignified exterior, he can’t do it. If somebody hurts his feelings once, he has to hurt their feelings back twice.
We saw this often during the period when all seventeen Republicans were seeking this nomination. He insulted them all by giving them mean spirited nicknames, and always struck first. One would think a sensitive person would be more sensitive towards others, but with Donald Trump, it doesn’t work that way. It is like this with most Venus in Cancer people. His moods are fluctuating and unpredictable, and put together with a Mercurial Gemini Sun conjunct Uranus, he lacks the emotional stability to be a leader of a whole country with so many diversities.
Trump is Often Misunderstood
He wants a stable home life, but we see that he has trouble achieving a lasting marriage. He cherishes his family and homes, and wants them to be places of comfort and beauty. But his restless nature won’t let him enjoy this, so he is always at war with himself inside. He does have warm friendships formed through group activities. He gets along best with women who are more like friends with him.
His Venus opposite Saturn is often the cause of emotional frustrations. He often experiences disappointment in love. When he gets depressed, Saturn takes away from his natural tendencies of joy and happiness. He is often misunderstood by people, and has a lot of friends older than he is. This aspect is why he often is unfortunate in marriages that don’t last. Venus is also Square Jupiter in Trump’s chart, and he tends to indulge himself too much. He loves idle luxury and meaningless social niceties. The latter are usually camouflage for bad feelings which the natives do not want to openly express. Emotional hypocrisy is the prime danger of this aspect. Sometimes the natives lose through marriage and partnerships as a result of legal difficulties or secret involvements. Trump is likely to take too much for granted; there can be waste and a lack of appreciation of the true value of things.
Donald’s Mars is also in Leo, but in the 12th house of secrets and sorrows. He has Scorpio on the cusp of his 4th house, representing home life, and Mars used to rule Scorpio before Pluto was discovered. I believe this shows his sorrow for the loss of his brother, he speaks of him often and discusses why Trump never drank alcohol, and urged his children not to, because it caused his older brother’s death.
Mars in Leo makes a person energetic, creative and bestows a lot of will power, something we have seen before in this interpretation. Mars in Leo people like to express themselves through art, for Trump it can be the skyscrapers and golf courses he builds. This helps his stability and determination, as Leo is a fixed sign. This reinforces that he has self confidence and the ability for leadership. He wants to be in the front of whatever is going on. He is competitive in anything that is important to him. He has strong, undeviating beliefs, which can arouse opposition to those who do not agree with him. His love is strong, but he is jealous and possessive. We’ve seen that before too. Since Mars is in the 12th house, The Donald’s actions and desires are strongly influenced by his unconscious mind. Work and other activities will be carried on in secret or seclusion. So maybe the budget, domestic, foreign policy plans, and his immigration plans are in an undisclosed location! He tends to act in secret so it doesn’t give others a chance to openly oppose him before he unveils his plans.
Trump has Secret Enemies
Mars in the 12th house can also be a person who has secret sexual involvements. They often work in large institutions where they can lose their personal identities. I don’t think there is much danger of that with Trump. He has been known to use the name “Barron” in some of his deals, now his youngest son’s name. He probably has many secret enemies. He needs to be more open and honest about his own unconscious anger. It could affect his health.
Mars squares the Midheaven in Trump’s chart, the part of you that wants to be noticed for all you do. This indicates that Donald may not be able to get along with landlords, superiors or employers. Since he is usually the one calling the shots, it really doesn’t matter to him if he’s liked, as long as whatever he wants gets done. His career and domestic life are subject to strife. He has a tendency to transfer to the job the conflicts that result from quarrels at home, and vice versa. This writer has wondered what happened to Melania after it was found her speech was plagiarized. I was inclined to give her a break; how many ways can you say, “My husband is a wonderful man who loves this country and will do anything to make it a country you will be proud of again.” Hopefully, she’s not banished to another mansion until after the election.
So, issues in his profession or home life are likely to affect other spheres of activity. He has to use his head more and his feelings less. This is another manifestation of the Venus in Cancer (his emotions) and the Sun/Uranus conjunction (his thoughts). There is an inclination to get in trouble with legal authorities. He must have fun getting all the permits and variances he needs to build his towers. He can be unwillingly pulled into military affairs. Hmm…I have a bad feeling he’s pretty willing, but again, as Commander in Chief, doesn’t have any military experience of his own.
Trump Experiences Changes in Fortune
We discussed planet Uranus along with the Sun, but didn’t cover what it means to have Uranus in the 10th house. This is a person considered to be unusual by reputation. But it produces leaders in science, electronics, and technology. Whatever career is chosen, there will be innovations of techniques and methods. Donald has a driving ambition to achieve prominence through unique contributions to his professions Natives are generally liberal or radical in politics, they have no tendency towards conservatism. That’s interesting; Mr. Trump was never associated with the Republican Party before his strange involvement with the “birther” movement. His changes in fortune and status can be sudden. He will have many different jobs in his life and problems dealing with authority.
Saturn is in the 11th house, and this is the karmic planet which teaches you lessons. It indicates a sense of responsibility concerning friendships and group associates. Donald wants to seek important and influential people as a means of advancing his own status and career. Wasn’t that a nice way of saying he’s a social climber? Jupiter squares his Saturn, so this causes difficulties in business and financial affairs. Trump’s judgments, planning and pursuing of long term goals are likely to be faulty, especially in the financial area. Although we know about his failed casinos, we have not yet seen other evidence of this. Sometimes, if Saturn is strong, he lacks the initiative to take advantage of opportunities that do occur. Or he may initiate activities and take on responsibilities without sufficient preparation. Let’s hope this is not what he is doing with the Presidency. If the Jupiter is strong (the sky is always changing) natives have too little discipline and experience. His timing is bad; he is often at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Pluto is the planet of intense changes, and Trump has it in his 12th house. This shows a need to regenerate the unconscious mind by bringing its contents into consciousness. Donald is interested in psychology, and would be good at metaphysical subjects. He has great insight and clairvoyant talent should he decide to use it. He has the capacity to help the unfortunate. He can sense the thoughts and feelings of others, useful in negotiating with others. He is often mentally preoccupied with his own problems, which causes him to ignore the ideas and morals of others, making it hard to work with him.
Most Things in Life Come Easily for Trump
Neptune, the planet of dreams, is in Trump’s 2nd house, which rules money and feelings of security. He is idealistic about money and the use of material resources. He will generously donate to humanitarian causes. He has an intuitive knack for knowing how to make money and acquire great wealth. However, money may come and go due to mysterious and unusual circumstances; and as this position makes one extravagant, he may have trouble holding onto his funds. He has shown that he doesn’t want to account for what he does with his money.
Jupiter is also in the 2nd house, showing substantial business ability and expansiveness, giving good fortune regarding money and property. Jupiter in this position is a good sign for someone in the real estate/building business. Donald needs to be careful though, he can be oblivious to unforeseen contingencies in business enterprises.
Most of the planets are on the left side of the chart, or the Eastern Hemisphere. Donald Trump is a self-motivated person, who always wanted to go his own way. He alone will choose his life path, and will only find difficulties when others stand in his way. He values his independence and would not be happy working for anyone else. He enjoys being sociable, but only if he has enough freedom to enjoy his own pursuits too. He needs to watch out for egocentric and selfish behavior.
This is the astrology chart of someone who got what he wanted out of life pretty easily, without having to struggle. He started with money and used what he had to make more. He is strong willed and determined; but bullies people when his feelings get hurt. He wants things, but gets bored easily once he gets them. He has brilliant ideas, but doesn’t think them through. He has no political experience. Many Americans view this as a positive thing, but he’s never even served as a local Councilman; so has no idea about procedures. And a President has many, many procedures. He may be the most important man in the world, but with that comes a lot of responsibility. And even the President doesn’t make all the rules; he has large groups of people with whom he must compromise to accomplish his goals. It also seems like when Trump is questioned by journalists, the bar is lower for him than it is for Hillary; he gets away with one liners. Then she tries to explain something with her depth of experience, and gets cut off. So when we watch the debates, will we see the loose cannon Trump we saw at his rallies, or the new and improved Trump who reads speeches written by more politically experienced people and off a teleprompter?
Can Donald J. Trump use his talents to win the Presidency? He has flaws, but everyone has flaws. The first time I saw the Sun in his 10th house, I knew he could win. But that’s because the country is in the mood for an outsider. If he does win, can he follow the rules and behave in a way appropriate for the POTUS? Only time will tell.
© 2016 Jean Bakula