July Ingress, Australia, 21st June 2020. How are we going?


Last March, I did the Aries Ingress chart, concentrating on the impact of the Coronavirus. Let’s take a quick look at our Winter Ingress chart for July, to ascertain how we are going. I have used whole sign houses this time, as I think it gives an easier interpretation/overview of the house rulerships.

Some might notice the similarities with the Aries Ingress chart! Yes the MC and ASC are almost the same. Taking the planet ruling the 6th house (Virus), Jupiter, we now see that it is still in 7th house, however, it is now making a sextile to Mars, its conjoined planet at the Aries Ingress. That March Ingress conjunction gave us our strict lockdown, travel bans, and consequent job losses in a floundering economy.

This July Ingress sextile shows these restrictions easing, and here in Qld, we are heading towards the 3rd stage of “recovery” with most places opening and public gatherings up to 100. Note, as Mars is again the ruler of the MC (MC in Aries, the only fire sign in the chart) the Government is calling the shots, just like in March.

However, this ingress shows the Moon in Gemini, in 12th house, making an almost exact square to Mars in Pisces. The Moon indicates the people, their emotions, situation, and in a Mercury ruled sign, also their opinions. Hidden in the 12th house, there will be a call from the public to do more for those “suffering”. With Mars in Pisces, ruled by Jupiter and Neptune, the Government might be persuaded to assist those who are not on any safety net payment. Those working in the performing arts come to mind, as Mars rules the 5th house of entertainment. Issues regarding the longevity of the safety net payments, will also certainly come under scrutiny during this Ingress, as the 6mts will be coming to an end by the time of the 22/23 September, Spring Ingress which will tell us more.

The Ingress Mars will move into Aries on 29th June where it will stay for 6mts. This is an important placement. It conjoins the Aries Ingress Sun and squares the Sun of this ingress from the 10th house. The status of the PM (Sun) will come into the spotlight. What role will he play in global talks (WHO Review), how will the trade tensions with China progress? As Mars conjoined with Jupiter in 7th house last Ingress, will we see more progress or confusion on these fronts?

This Ingress the Sun is inconjunct (150 deg) Saturn R in Aquarius, placed in the 8th house. Our economy still needs considerable adjustment. As the inconjunct signifies change, release, letting go, many businesses will find themselves operating differently, in these early stages of “post-covid” times.

The Ingress Venus R in Gemini falls in the 12th house, and is applying by trine to Saturn R. This trine does not become exact, as Venus goes direct on 25th June, and Saturn continues its retrograde movement into Capricorn. Economic forecasts are guesstimates at best, nobody really knows what’s going on, even the Opposition (ruler of 4th house).  Venus makes no other aspects in the chart. Perhaps it’s best to wait until the Spring Ingress chart, when the budget comes down in October, to make some real sense of it.

9hrs after the Ingress, the Solar Eclipse occurs!! As the Sun represents our Prime Minister, expect the focus to remain on him during the next 6mts. As Scott Morrison’s noon natal chart, (no birth time) does not have any early cardinal planets, one can’t make an assessment on how the eclipse will affect him personally. However, he does have Chiron on 2 deg Aries? His Natal Ceres falls on 24 Libra, making a square to this Ingress Jupiter/Pluto in Capricorn conjunction, so the way he uses his considerable powers to “look after/nurture” the nation can present a challenge.

The eclipse occurring so close to the July Ingress chart, does give this Ingress added strength and purpose. The only difference between the two events is the Moon conjoining the Sun, and of course the angles and house placements.

So let’s get back to a few more aspects in the July Ingress chart.


Of note is also that Mercury at 14 deg Cancer sits on the fixed star Sirius, the brightest star in the sky.. It is a dog star, and although it brings fame, honours, it does have a “bite” if things are overdone. As Mercury is retrograde, this is the star to watch. Mercury rules the 12th house of sorrow/hidden matters and the 3rd house of communications, all sorts, especially social media. Given Mercury is in mutual reception to the Moon, and the Moon squares Mars in Pisces, expect social media to break with all sorts of tweets/posts which will certainly have some “bite”. To censure or not to censure will become the narrative, as the old ruler of Pisces, Jupiter, is conjoined with Pluto, giving the social media giants plenty of power.

Overall, this Ingress sees us coming out of lockdown, with plenty of debate around how the Government handled the pandemic initially, how it will progress, and with a background theme of improving the plight of the “sufferers” (12th house).

Most importantly, especially coinciding with the Eclipse/Ingress Sun inconjunct Saturn, it will show us how we will or need to adjust to the increasingly obvious realisation of the emergence of a post pandemic world.


Covidsafe Release


The contact tracing app, Covidsafe, was released by the Australian Government, on 26th April, 2020, at 6pm, Canberra.

Contact tracing app release 26 April 2020, 6pm.

As we are still in the Aries Ingress chart period, I am comparing the Contact App release chart to the Aries Ingress Chart.

The Release chart Mercury conjoins with the Aries Ingress midheaven! Well that has to spell success!

Mercury rules the Ingress 3rd House and also the 12th House . Technology (3rd H) being used in a hidden way to manage virus (12th H).

The Moon conjoins with Venus, both in Gemini the in Release Chart, making a positive aspect (trine) to the Aries Ingress Moon in Aquarius. Use of the App is voluntary (Uranus/Aquarius), so this should appease those who have concerns. Our individual freedom of choice is taken care of. Alternatively, the messages of assisting to “beat the virus” in our community, “doing your bit”, are also covered.

The App has been touted as a tool to assist our “Health Detectives” in contact tracing, especially as we have now entered the Community Phase of tracking clusters and detecting Asymptomatic cases, making the 12th placement of this T conjunction in the Aries Ingress chart,  a very relevant house placement.

The Ingress chart Jupiter has now moved on to 26 deg Capricorn in the Release Chart and is making a challenging aspect (square), to the Aries Ingress Midheaven.

The Government has implied that use of the App can possibly bring the lifting of imposed restrictions forward, so many are taking a punt (Jupiter) on this prospect, or alternatively due to the challenge associated with the square aspect, does it promise (Jupiter) more than it delivers? Time will tell…

Australian Aries Ingress 2020 and the Coronavirus

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How did we get here?

The Coronavirus pandemic is the catalyst to bring about the huge shifts heralded by the recent Saturn/Pluto conjunction (12/13th Jan 2020).

Neptune (Virus) in Pisces has been trailing behind Saturn/Pluto in Capricorn by sextile (by sign/degree) for most of last year and also 2020.

This great shift is also the preparation for the onset of the new era of Saturn/Jupiter entering the Air element after 200 years in Earth.

For the here and now, we need to “manage” the global pandemic.

I am using mundane astrology, and the whole sign house Aries Ingress chart, to assist in the interpretation of managing this watershed event and also highlighting how Australia managed to “flatten the curve”.

Chart standouts

The Aries Ingress is a strong chart. All planets are in the upper hemisphere – a bundle formation, telling us that its “all happening out there”. Perhaps we should all go within, self-isolate, to the lower hemisphere to get away from it all!

The chart has a predominance of Cardinal signs, in the Earth element, and Angular placements, giving us the message, to take concrete action, regarding the energies coming in on us.

Ruler of 6th house (Epidemics, workers, health system) is Jupiter in Capricorn, in fall in 7th house. Jupiter conjoins with exalted Mars in Capricorn.

Domicile Venus in Taurus in 10th house, trines conjoined Mars/Jupiter in 7th.

These angular aspects tell a potent story..

7th house “Coronavirus stellium” in Capricorn, sign ruler Saturn in domicile, Saturn signifies epidemics.

Movement of Mars, Jupiter leading up to and beyond 20 March

Strategies to curb/contain spread are  implemented

•Virus has reached us – spread mainly through opened/activated portal of 7th house ruled by Saturn.  Arriving travellers from overseas.

•Mars conjoined with Jupiter accelerates the spread.. numbers increase with the approaching conjunction.

•Mars the ruler of MC, the government takes action, things happen quickly (Mars).

•National Cabinet created – akin to War Cabinet, around 13th March during formation of Ingress conjunction.

•Strict social distancing, social venues shut down, overseas travel bans, borders are closed.

Numbers rise in lead up, stay high from Ingress date, then begin to taper off when Mars enters Aquarius and conjoins with Saturn and Jupiter conjoins with Pluto around end of month

Venus in Taurus trine Jupiter/Mars

•Domicile Venus in 11th house representing Parliament and aspirations of Government, trine Jupiter/Mars. They wish to avoid a recession (Venus sq Moon in financial 8th) and look after the well-being of the people (Moon). “Lives and Livelihoods” becomes the mantra.

• Government announces stimulus (Venus money) packages, the job-keeper package (note Uranus in Taurus also in 11th). A very unusual move for a Conservative government. “We are all in this together” a very Uranian theme is another mantra.

Jupiter conjoins Pluto on 31st March

This aspect indicates “strong plans leadership”. “Make a Million loose a Million”. (Job-keeper package 130 billion will increase deficit).

This aspect along with the conjoined Mars/Saturn in Aquarius, coincided with the Government’s action (Mars) of closing International and Domestic borders, as well as strictly enforced stay at home/self-isolation, quarantine and case tracing procedures. In hindsight, these actions along with these transits to the Ingress chart “flattened the curve”.

All these actions shocked/agitated the Nation, but as Australia has a Sun/Saturn conjunction in the Federation chart 1 Jan 1901, and with the nation’s Moon at 20 Taurus in a trine to the Aries Ingress chart “Coronavirus Stellium”, we complied.

After all, the Ingress Moon in 8th house presented us with a “life/death” situation. We do face economic challenges, however, the stimulus packages seem to allay any great fears at the moment.

The Sun – the Leader

The exalted Aries Sun, the only fire sign in the chart, falls in the 10th house. It squares the Nodes falling in Cancer and Capricorn close to the Ascendant/Descendant of the chart.

Our Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, had a shaky start to the year with our catastrophic bushfire season. Many were calling for him to step up to better leadership.

As the virus manifested in Australia, the Ingress saw him almost pivot in his leadership style. He became consultative with State leaders, followed the science, and fairly open with the press. He also showed empathy.

I guess this is how you see the ruler of the 10th house Mars working at its best in exaltation.

In Australia the Federal Government has a legislated mandate to take full control over pandemics, under the Quarantine Act 1908, now the Bio-Security Act 2015. So the Prime Minister was able to act using these powers, in a way which is reflected by the “Coronavirus Stellium” in the 7th house.

Mercury in Pisces trine North Node, sextile South Node

Mercury in Pisces is in fall, however a Morning Star, as it rises before the Sun, giving it better condition in a day chart. It’s also sextile Venus and Uranus by sign, and in positive aspect to the Nodes.

Mercury’s ruler is Jupiter and tied into the “Coronavirus Stellium”, so we see very early in the lead up to the Ingress, how travel bans from overseas are introduced, impacting negatively on our highly profitable tertiary foreign students programs (Mercury in fall).

However, during the progress of the Virus, the most controversial issue becomes the debate around “school closures”. Not surprising really given Mercury rules the 12th and 3rd house in the chart. Should children undertake online home learning, or should they attend school? Parents become involved, many withdrawing children on a voluntary basis (Cancer/Capricorn Nodes).

Interestingly, Education delivery is not a function of the Federal Government, being under State jurisdictions. The message from the Government becomes “confused” (Mercury in Pisces in fall). States and Territories differ in their approach, creating up to now, the only sign of disunity to the “National Cabinet” albeit behind closed doors (12th H), but somehow manage to convey a more unified message via their Press Conferences (3 H).Nevertheless, the public is still complaining about “mixed messaging”.

The Future?

The Aries Ingress chart can be used as a predictive tool for the whole year, however, in difficult times it is valid to also use the Cancer Ingress, Libra Ingress and Capricorn Ingress charts.

The most important pattern to watch is of course the “Coronavirus Stellium”. How do the stellium planets move by transit, quickly or slowly? Do they retrograde, change signs, etc?

Until the next Ingress, 21 June, Saturn goes Retrograde in Aquarius on 11 May, Jupiter goes Retrograde on 14th May. The Government is talking about very slow, cautious steps (Saturn) to lift some restrictions.

The Aries Ingress Venus has now moved into Gemini, of great significance as it will remain in Gemini for almost 6 mts. It falls in the 12th H, and 3rd H of the Ingress chart. Will the Contact Tracing App be successful?

Up till now, the events surrounding the Coronavirus, have been described as fast moving and unpredictable. This Aries Ingress with Aries being the first sign of the Zodiac, the Pioneer, has moved us all into “unchartered territory”. We shall all have to step cautiously, taking calculated risks, according to the Ingress message of the “Coronavirus Stellium”.

Stay safe, stay protected.

Rectified Natal Chart for Greta Thunberg


Rectification work for Greta Thunberg’s natal chart. 

There is no exact birth time for Greta Thunberg’s chart. This post goes through the Solar Arc (SA) charts I have used to do rectification work on her chart. Many of the Solar Arc hits to her natal planets do, however, tell the general narrative of her young life, regardless of her exact birth time.  (Click on charts to expand.)

Birth time estimated at 12:54 pm on 3 Jan 2003, Stockholm, Sweden.


The ruler of her chart, Mercury R, sits on the Midheaven (public standing/status). Mercury will go direct by progression when she is 21/22. Her father is  a Gemini, and often children have ascendants similar to their parents Sun signs.

The chart has activity in the upper half, denoting Greta taking her place in the outside world. Her passionate Venus/Mars conjunction in Scorpio, in 6th house, square her N Uranus in Aquarius, (hopes/wishes/causes) denotes her passion directed to a cause, namely climate change which is a 6th house matter.

Her N Jupiter R in Leo is trine N Pluto in Sagittarius, gives her the confidence and ability to speak up publicly and understand global issues. Her Moon in Capricorn, ruled by Saturn, (earth/responsibility/discipline) is trine (positive) her natal Mars in Scorpio (transformative) also in 6th house of climate. She finds it easy to take action, and as her Mars is in a fixed sign, she has strong/fixed deep emotions about the climate.

Her Chiron (wound) in Capricorn, is conjunct the Sun in Capricorn, in 8th house, which would give her “existential angst”. Chiron is also semi-square her Uranus/Venus square – she would be compelled to make climate action her cause, as she sees it as a direct threat to her existence/life (8th house).

Solar arc Jan 2011 to Natal  – 8 years old, first heard about climate change.

At age 8 she received instruction on climate change. Her SA Ascendant was approaching her natal Saturn, the planet of responsibility. Her natal Sun also conjoined her Moon in 9th house, of global issues, world view, big picture ideas. The SA North Node, also conjoins her Ascendant. She has been “enlightened”. However, as her Ascendant is quinqunx (150 deg) her natal Sun, it releases her existential fears, as it activates her Sun semi-square Venus and Uranus.

Solar Arc 2014 to Natal –  Illness diagnosed

Her Illness is diagnosed, when SA Mercury conjoins with her Natal Neptune in the sign of Aquarius. Her SA Neptune is also coming to square her natal Mars in Scorpio in 6th house, also the house of illness. Mercury, Neptune hits are common in nervous disorders and would account for her “muteness” going into a world of her own. Her SA Venus, which is semi-square Chiron natally, is again activated, as it is conjoining her South Node in 6th house. 

Solar Arc August 2018 to Natal  – Sits alone on Climate School Strike




At age 15, Greta is now capable of analytical thinking. She takes a stand against climate change. Her SA Sun and Chiron have reached her Midheaven and also conjoining her natal Mercury. Her SA Neptune is conjoining her natal Uranus in Aquarius and squaring her Venus in Scorpio. Her SA North Node in 1st house is conjoining her PoF and natal Saturn. She has decided that she alone (Saturn) will make a stand by going on strike for climate change. 

I welcome any comments re Greta’s rectified birth time. Of course, any public announcement of her exact birth time, would be a huge bonus for mundane astrological work and help shed light on how her original idea of “Student Strike for Climate” will evolve in the future.

Blessings to you Greta,

Veronica Chlap- Astroscribe.

Midpoint Interpretations for Donald Trump


Birth Data

Donald Trump Natal Chart.14 Jun 1946 10:54:00 AM EDT +04:00:00. Jamaica New York USA 73w48’22 40n41’29.

From: Astrology House, Janus.

When analysing a chart, it is always useful to consider midpoints. Here are the midpoints of Trump’s natal chart. Posting for Astrologers to use when considering transits and progressions to Trump’s chart to check if a midpoint is being activated. 

Ascendant = Uranus/Pluto (-1d 00m S SemiSquare)

An intense and restless personality. A compulsive urge to make changes. Pioneering and reformatory activity. Contending with stress and pressure; unpredictability within the environment. Contentious and destructive elements. Demanding and volatile partnerships. Erratic and fanatical behaviour – in self or others.

Ascendant = Saturn/Neptune (-0d 08m S Conjunct)

Contending with restrictive and undermining situations; negative environmental influences. The tendency to worry or agonise over problems – real or imagined. An acutely sensitive disposition – physically and emotionally. Health issues. Elusive and escapist tendencies. Testing and enervating relationships. Finding peace and tranquillity in spiritual disciplines; benefits from meditation, yoga, tai chi. Creating a personal sanctuary. Caring for others – healing ability.

Ascendant = Pluto/Moon’s North Node (+0d 28m A SemiSquare)

An intense and magnetic personality. An authoritative presence; displaying leadership and organisational skills. Influential and powerful partnerships and connections in life. Dynamic and high-powered activity in conjunction with others. Manipulating others and being manipulated. Power struggles (with blood relatives).

Ascendant = Moon/Pluto (+0d 40m A SemiSquare)

A passionate nature. Fixating upon something or someone; compulsive and obsessive traits. The tendency to take things to extremes. Intense and dynamic partnerships. Manipulating others or being manipulated. Family power struggles. Domineering women. Contending with environmental pressures. A risk of bottling things up; emotional repression.

Ascendant = Venus/Neptune (+0d 50m A Conjunct)

A soft-hearted personality. Dreaming of the ideal partner and lover. Idolising someone or being idolised. Vulnerability and susceptibility in love and sex life. Infatuations; secret affairs. An evasive and elusive nature. Deceptive and undermining relationships and environmental influences. Dependencies within partnerships. Addictive tendencies.

Ascendant = Mercury/Saturn (+1d 22m A SemiSquare)

A serious, reliable and conscientious nature. Keenly observant and cautious. A deep thinker; a logical person. Succinct communication. Knowing how to keep life simple; focusing on personal priorities. Reluctance; experiencing moments of distrust or hesitation. Being prone to negative trains of thought – reticence and suspicion. Neglecting someone or something. Separative influences.

Neptune = Pluto/Ascendant (-0d 50m A SemiSquare)

Finding the means and ways to get what is wanted; be that secretly or indirectly. The greater the risk – the greater the loss. Falling prey to the power of another; the potential for being ‘sucked in – hook, line and sinker’. Gullibility; being deeply disappointed and misled. Destructive and manipulative partnerships. Detrimental environmental influences. Disempowerment; emotional and physical distress


Neptune = Sun/Jupiter (-0d 39m A SemiSquare)

Believing that anything is possible in life – high hopes and wishes. The need to keep expectations in perspective. Spiritual, religious or metaphysical interests. Development of the inner life. A risk of misplaced confidence and trust. Potential health problems through over-indulgence. The weakening of vitality through the overuse of intoxicants and stimulants. Depleted finances; over expenditure.

Neptune = Saturn/Uranus (+0d 01m S Square)

Witnessing unavoidable changes and reforms in life. The sudden undermining of established structures and arrangements. The erosion – and restructuring of traditions and institutions. Being receptive to viable alternatives. The desire to escape from tense and stressful situations – avoidance. The necessity to give in – or to accept that ‘what will be, will be’. Helpless and hopeless situations. Stress related health issues.

Neptune = Venus/Uranus (+0d 58m S Square)

An alluring and flirtatious nature; the ability to tantalise and beguile. Enticing others or being enticed. Receptive to sexual experimentation. Secret infatuations. Potential disloyalty – indiscretions. Emotional turmoil. Instability and confusion within relationships. Inspired artistic originality. Creative perception.

Neptune = Saturn/Moon’s North Node (+1d 28m S Square)

Periodically seeking sanctuary and seclusion away from others. Meditative and contemplative qualities. Difficulties establishing and maintaining reliable and enduring relationships. Influences which undermine connections and family ties. Disloyalty and dishonesty within partnerships. Feelings of rejection. Mistreatment. Painful experiences and realisations.

Jupiter = Mercury/Saturn (-1d 07m A Square)

Achieving results through disciplined activity and persistence. Applying steadily to the task at hand. Focusing the mind and carrying out plans and ideas successfully. Giving serious thought to finding the best solutions. A first-rate problem solver. Firm opinions and convictions. The ability to teach or instruct. A good student. Recognising when it is time to move on. Separative influences.

Jupiter = Sun/Pluto (-0d 58m A Square)

Personal conviction. Placing great importance on success and achievement. Intense drive; commitment to specific causes. An entrepreneurial spirit. Demonstrating what it takes to achieve goals. Confidently forging ahead in life. Influential connections. Involvement in large-scale ventures and investments. Striving for material and financial security. Over-estimating self and abilities. Compulsive and indulgent tendencies. An arrogant manner.

Jupiter = Mercury/Venus (-0d 09m A Square)

Abundant creative energy. Visual discernment. The ability to recognise and appreciate quality. Acquiring lavish items and artistic objects. A purveyor or collector of fine art. An art critic. Ease of communication within partnerships. Love dialogues. Enjoying life’s pleasures and indulging the senses. Satisfying desires. Indulgences and extravagances.

Moon = Sun/Uranus (-0d 48m S Opposition)

An intuitive and perceptive nature. Quick instinctive responses. Spontaneity. Adapting and adjusting to change throughout life – contending with the unexpected. Sudden disturbances to daily patterns and routines. Unpredictable circumstances. Unsettling and disruptive influences in personal, domestic or family life. Highly strung tendencies. Agitation and irritability.

Moon = Jupiter/Midheaven (-0d 18m A Sesquiquadrate)

High expectations in life. An instinct for success and for making beneficial career moves. Vocational advancement and recognition. A generous and supportive nature. A positive outlook. The tendency to look on the bright side. Successful career women. Affluent family and social connections.

Moon = Sun/Moon’s North Node (+0d 40m A Opposition)

Forming and cultivating important personal connections. An emotional need for physical contact. A strong family bond. Significant personalities within the family unit. Matriarchal and patriarchal figures. A sense of personal history. An interest in genealogy. Supportive relationships. Ability to deal with the public and cater to people’s needs. Establishing personal partnerships.

Moon = Mars/Jupiter (+0d 55m A Square)

Emotional exuberance and confidence. Relying on instinct and initiative – and acting with integrity. Bringing personal ventures to fruition. Successful and constructive activity. Creativity and resourcefulness. Prospering financially or materially; benefitting from supportive and conducive conditions. Procreative energy – fertility. An enterprising woman or family.

Midheaven = Venus/Moon’s North Node (-1d 05m S SemiSquare)

An attractive and alluring nature. Loving another with heart and soul. Affairs of the heart; intimate and sexual liaisons. Entering into partnerships based on mutual love and devotion. Appreciating sincerity within partnerships; valuing personal and professional connections. Mixing with creative and artistic individuals. The desire for social status.

Midheaven = Sun/Saturn (-0d 59m S SemiSquare)

A solitary and self-contained nature. Leading a simple lifestyle. Modesty and unpretentiousness. Persistent and conscientious behaviour. Working hard to achieve positions of authority – and vocational recognition. Professional obstacles. Difficulties through a lack of incentive and motivation – or through defeatist attitudes. Health issues; bouts of tiredness and lethargy.

Midheaven = Moon/Venus (-0d 53m S Sesquiquadrate)

A deeply caring and nurturing nature. Being aware of the needs of others – a loving and devoted soul. Intimacy within relationships – sincere love and trust between partners. Giving and receiving support in life – at personal and professional level. Enjoying one’s career. Parental instincts; a satisfying family and domestic life.

Midheaven = Sun/Venus (-0d 02m S SemiSquare)

A loving and devoted nature. Inner harmony. Attractive and magnetic qualities. Appreciating the beautiful things in life. Sociability; mixing with creative people – artists or musicians. Artistic talent and aspirations. Enjoying one’s vocation in life – ‘loving what you do’. Professional acknowledgement and admiration. Partnerships based on mutual love and respect.

Uranus = Mercury/Midheaven (-1d 17m A Conjunct)

Developing a unique ‘take’ on life; an individual perspective. Original thoughts and ideas. An innovative and ingenious nature. Anticipating future trends. Sudden shifts in personal and professional direction. Constantly redefining and reassessing vocational position. High-tech careers. Tension and stress within work and domestic life.

Uranus = Saturn/Pluto (-0d 58m A SemiSquare)

Quick on the uptake and alert to impending risk or danger. The desire to be free of compounding pressures and stress. Volatile and erratic behaviour. Defiance. Extreme intolerance in self and others. Enforced critical adjustments. Exposure to powerful forces outside of personal control which manifest suddenly. Destructive influences. Breakthroughs as a result of intense struggle.

Uranus = Mercury/Mars (-0d 05m A SemiSquare)

A quick and resourceful intellect. Having a ready answer, especially when ‘put on the spot’. Rapid reply and retaliation. An advocate for change and reform; for freedom of speech and action. The courage to speak out, often without considering the repercussions. Assessing situations swiftly. A defiant nature. A wicked temper; provoking others or being provoked. Accident and injury proneness.

Uranus = Venus/Pluto (-0d 00m A SemiSquare)

Sudden and obsessive desires. Electrifying and magnetic attractions. Falling deeply and utterly in love. Experimentation in love, sex and creative expression. Emotionally or sexually demanding and challenging relationships. Dramas and turmoil within partnerships. Being transformed by the power of love.

Uranus = Neptune/Ascendant (+0d 01m S Square)

An intuitive and empathic personality. Being readily influenced by others; a susceptible and receptive nature. Sensitive to jarring and abrasive influences within the environment. Contending with undermining and deceptive currents. Instability and confusion within partnerships. Unexpected disappointments. A risk of being maligned through keeping bad company.

Moon’s North Node = Mercury/Ascendant (-1d 24m A SemiSquare)

Maintaining active communication with others. Keeping up to date and informed about topical events. An enquiring mind; curious and inquisitive about other people’s affairs. Stimulating personal friendships and quickly changing alliances. Intelligent and clever partnerships. An active social life. Business connections.

Moon’s North Node = Moon/Uranus (-1d 15m A Square)

Lively and spontaneous personal connections. Associating with progressive and free-thinking people. Intuitive links with others. An independent and volatile streak which can cause strains in partnerships. Stressful relationships. Changeable family dynamics.

Moon’s North Node = Sun/Uranus (-0d 24m A Conjunct)

Stimulating connections. Associating with progressive, free-thinking and radical people. Advocating reforms in conjunction with others. Intermittent involvement with groups. Reactive and upsetting behaviour within relationships.

Moon’s North Node = Jupiter/Midheaven (+0d 06m S SemiSquare)

Advantageous personal and professional relationships. Successful and profitable teamwork. Advancing vocationally; gaining positive support from others and family members. Getting on well with colleagues. Mutual respect within partnerships. Connecting with good humoured and optimistic people.

Moon’s North Node = Sun/Moon (+1d 16m S Square)

Forming significant unions throughout the course of life. Friendships and relationships which are central to personal growth – and impact at a core level. A gift for forming and cultivating connections. Satisfying experiences within groups or clubs. A supportive and consistent member. Strong family ties and bonds. An attraction to kindred souls and spirits. Feeling ‘at one’ with a partner; unity. A significant union – marriage.

Moon’s North Node = Mars/Jupiter (+1d 19m S Square)

Connecting with creative and highly motivated people. Achieving the desired results in enterprises through combined effort and endeavour. Prosperous partnerships. Profitable and rewarding associations. Business activity; lucrative deals and investments with others. Fertile relationships.

Sun = Mars/Jupiter (-0d 49m S Square)

A high level of self-motivation and personal initiative. Enterprising and constructive activity. Success in life through own efforts. Directing the will and energies confidently and positively. Pro-active and decisive. Realisation of personal ambitions. High achiever. Successful and fruitful partnerships. Feeling fulfilled.

Sun = Jupiter/Ascendant (+0d 47m S Square)

Making a good impression on others. Self-confident and self-promoting. A generous spirit. Furthering personal interests. The ability to get ahead in life and to come into contact with successful and prominent people. Happy and profitable relationships. Affluent connections. A positive and healthy outlook on life.

Sun = Saturn/Midheaven (+1d 10m S Conjunct)

Development of self-reliance. A strong sense of purpose and direction in life. Motivation to establish and secure a position in life. Gaining respect and authority through hard work and discipline. Difficulties in career or vocation. Tendency to be readily discouraged or prone to defeatist attitudes. Contending with inhibitions of an inner or external nature. Limiting professional and domestic or family circumstances.


Mercury = Moon/Saturn (-1d 21m A Square)

A realistic outlook and approach to life. Applying reason over emotion. Discussing emotional concerns with others; knowing when to be responsible. Serious considerations and realisations involving family life. Mental focus. Hours of disciplined mental activity. The tendency to dwell on past difficulties or slights. Reticence. Imagining things to be worse than they are. Contemplating separation.

Mercury = Venus/Moon’s North Node (-0d 35m S Conjunct)

Knowing how to make the most of the good things in life. Enjoying social activity, parties and entertainment with others. Articulate, creative and refined company – cultured connections. Sharing creative ideas, views and concepts. Mixing in artistic circles. Discussing relationship dynamics; intimate dialogues between partners.

Mercury = Sun/Saturn (-0d 29m S Conjunct)

A disciplined mind. Applying self to serious study and research. Concentration and focus. Logic and reason. Succinct in speech and writing. Single-minded. The tendency to view life seriously and realistically. A practical philosopher. A slow accomplishment of goals. Perseverance. A risk of health problems through poor dietary habits and neglect. Shyness and reticence. Scepticism. A negative outlook. Sober and sombre realisations. Mental blocks.

Mercury = Moon/Venus (-0d 23m A Square)

Intellectual receptivity and creativity. An instinctive visual and aesthetic sense. Feeling blessed and acknowledging it. Affectionate responses. Pondering the nature of love. Discussing intimate feelings with others. Talking about relationship and sexual needs and desires; speaking with heart and soul. Thinking about parenthood. Communication with women and family members.

Mercury = Sun/Venus (+0d 28m A Conjunct)

Creative thinking. An eye for art and design. Aesthetically aware and discerning. Artistic trains of thought. The developing of creative skills. Thinking about love and intimate relationships. Declaring love and what is felt. Discussing the nature of love and also heartfelt issues. Social interaction.

Saturn = Mars/Uranus (-1d 29m A Conjunct)

Intense frustration. Confronting challenges which test personal strength and stamina. Focusing willpower and energies to overcome difficult situations. Contending with obstructive and aggravating conditions. Thwarted plans and intentions. Blocked energy. Aggressive tendencies; hostile actions. Severity. Accident proneness.

Saturn = Moon’s North Node/Midheaven (-1d 14m A SemiSquare)

A self-absorbed and introspective nature. Aloofness. Following one’s own path in life – or ‘going it alone’. Living apart from others. A solitary existence. Placing individual needs before others. Significant separations. Establishing personal and professional priorities. Trusting and respecting the help and assistance of others to further personal and professional aims.

Saturn = Moon/Midheaven (-1d 02m A Sesquiquadrate)

A responsible nature. Serious commitment to personal and professional aspirations. Contending with family responsibilities and duties. Making sincere sacrifices. Seeking sanctuary within the home. Inner and emotional repressions. Sorrow and angst through loss or separation. Severances from the past – or from the family. Testing connections with women.

Saturn = Neptune/Pluto (-0d 52m S SemiSquare)

Deep sensitivities and insecurities. Subjection to negative mind-sets. Suspicion and scepticism. Fear of the unknown. The erosion of security and reality structures – the inability to continue as before. States of anguish or despair. A person who is either for or against spiritual beliefs and metaphysical phenomena.

Saturn = Sun/Midheaven (-0d 10m A SemiSquare)

A serious individual. A single-minded and realistic approach to aims and aspirations. Professional challenges and sacrifices. The potential for being passed over for promotion and recommendation. A fear of failure. An occasional need for solitude and privacy. Gradually establishing positions of respect and authority through perseverance.

Saturn = Mars/Moon’s North Node (-0d 02m A Conjunct)

Consolidating relationships in order to achieve shared goals. Focused activity and disciplined teamwork. Controlling others or being controlled. Clashes of will and ego. Defensive and reactive inclinations within associations. Conflict within partnerships. Decisive separations. Shared problems and grievances.

Saturn = Uranus/Ascendant (+0d 07m S Conjunct)

A defensive nature. Learning when to play it safe – and when to take risks or chances. A dislike of being restricted, confined or compromised. Living life by own rules and standards. An independent spirit with a realistic outlook on life. Delayed responses to environmental influences. Controlling others or being controlled. Restrictive elements. Tension and conflict within partnerships. Sudden and timely departures and separations.

Saturn = Moon/Mars (+0d 10m S Square)

Dealing with personal problems directly and efficiently. Working through challenges; persisting against the odds – or despite setbacks. Contending with restrictive and combative influences. A frustrated determination. Fluctuating degrees of impetus and motivation. Repressed emotional and sexual desires. Crankiness. Decisive separations.

Saturn = Mercury/Pluto (+0d 38m S Conjunct)

The power to focus the mind. A deeply introspective nature. Intensive and time-consuming projects or research. The ability to probe, investigate or uncover. Diligently working through mental or intellectual challenges. Incessant and exacting criticism. Being prone to rigid and fixed thinking. Strong fixations and convictions. Manipulative and controlling influences.

Saturn = Sun/Mars (+1d 02m S Conjunct)

Hard-earned achievements. A tested will and fighting spirit. The need to take responsibility for actions and non-actions. Accepting – or resisting – circumstantial limitations. Defending or forfeiting a stand. Professional or employment difficulties and challenges. Discouragement. Defensive or offensive action. A lack of confidence in self and abilities. Frustration; blocked energy. Separative influences.

Venus = Mercury/Pluto (-1d 17m S Conjunct)

Magnetic appeal; the ability to be persuasive and charming when it suits. Passionately expressing what is felt and thought. The power to speak with heart and feeling. Discussing issues relating to love and sexuality. Romantic obsessions and fixations. Manipulating others or being manipulated. Dynamic artistic performances.


Venus = Sun/Mars (-0d 53m S Conjunct)

A charismatic and demonstrative nature. Strong physical and emotional attractions. Quickly aroused and stimulated. A sexual being; potential infidelity. Enjoying being active and vital. The urge to be creative and productive. Procreative energy. Impulsive and indulgent tendencies.

Venus = Moon’s North Node/Ascendant (-0d 21m A Conjunct)

An attractive and positive personality. Harmonious interactions within the environment. Diplomacy. The desire for personal and intimate relationships. Affectionate bonds. Contacts with artistic and creative people. An active social life. Cultivating a wide circle of social connections. Sexual attractions and partnerships.

Venus = Moon/Ascendant (-0d 09m A Square)

An attractive and responsive personality. Displaying consideration and cooperation. Doing things with pleasure and from the heart. Valuing personal ties and connections with family and females. Cultivating close and intimate partnerships. Protective and parental instincts. Creating a welcoming home environment. Remembering the good things in life. A natural peace-maker.

Venus = Sun/Ascendant (+0d 42m S Conjunct)

A pleasant and vibrant personality. Sex-appeal; personal charm and allure. Well-mannered and courteous. Self-confidence – being admired and respected by others. Physical and emotional intimacy between partners. Sincere and loving relationships. A personal sense of style and fashion. Creative talent or appreciation.

Pluto = Jupiter/Ascendant (-1d 20m A SemiSquare)

A self-righteous and dictatorial manner. Uncompromising faith in self and abilities. Successful and high-powered activity. Powerful and influential partnerships. Large-scale ventures; lucrative investments. Financial enterprises. Business magnates. A risk of ‘pushing one’s luck’; of over-extending self and resources.

Pluto = Saturn/Midheaven (-0d 57m A SemiSquare)

Intense introspection. An extremely solitary disposition – and experience. Extreme self-reliance and self-discipline. A difficult career path fraught with obstacles and challenges. No short cuts and ‘free lunches’ in life. Conclusive turning points. Enforced sacrifices and compromises. The gradual rise to a position of power and control.

Pluto = Venus/Midheaven (+0d 00m S SemiSquare)

The desire for power and social status. Ambitious ventures. A magnetic and charming nature; using charisma and appeal to get ahead in life – to get what is wanted. Easily manipulating others or being easily manipulated. Fixating over something or someone. Obsessive tendencies. Emotional and sexual chemistry between partners. All-consuming and intense experiences in love.

Pluto = Mars/Saturn (+0d 15m S Conjunct)

Demonstrating the will and intent to meet specific challenges; to completely master and overcome an arduous situation. Defiance; refusing to back down or give in under pressure. Build ups of stress and aggression which are prone to periodic and powerful release. The activation of survival instincts. An awareness of the destructive forces of ‘man and nature’. Harmful elements. Collective loss and anguish.

Pluto = Venus/Mars (+1d 13m S Conjunct)

A deeply passionate and sensual nature. Charisma. Sexual magnetism. Obsessing about someone – or something. Fanaticism. Compulsive urges; giving in to temptation. Being overwhelmed by desire and the power of love. Intense emotional and sexual attractions. Depth of feeling within partnerships. Dramas in love life. Creative potential; dedicated artistic activity.

Mars = Jupiter/Neptune (-0d 08m S SemiSquare)

Hoping and believing that initiatives set in motion will turn out as planned. Idealistic or altruistic motivations and pursuits. A risk of unwise speculations; impractical and unrealistic ventures. A risk of leaving oneself open to loss and disappointment. Blind faith and zeal. Crusading for a cause. An active religious and spiritual life. Metaphysical pursuits.

Mars = Ascendant/Midheaven (+0d 23m S SemiSquare)

Thriving on personal challenge and the accomplishing of individual goals. High degrees of motivation and initiative. Recognition for personal and professional achievements. Ambitious and wilful. Maintaining an active lifestyle. The spirit of competitiveness and rivalry. Courageous stances; tackling difficulties head-on. A readiness to confront. The power to assert, attack and defend. A dislike of being told what to do. A quick temper. Aggressive or destructive traits. Quick reflexes. Impulsive and reactive behaviour. Accident proneness. Injury. A fighting spirit.

Mars = Mercury/Jupiter (+1d 23m S Conjunct)

A confident and direct communicator. Making intentions clear. Acting on good ideas. Achieving desired results. Constructive plans and initiatives. The urge to broaden one’s understanding. Pursuing knowledge. Productive and fruitful activity. Resourcefulness. Successful business ventures. i

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex – relocated birth chart to London.


Megans chart Meghan, Duchess of Sussex relocation chart London

Relocated charts have a place in astrology. Whether you place more importance on your natal chart drawn up for your birth location, or follow your relocated chart, it is generally considered to use both when considering full interpretations. This is especially true when the person relocates “permanently” or for lengthy periods.

In any case, looking at your relocated chart when you change your residence, especially by great distances is worth doing, as the planets fall into different houses, thus changing the vibration of the natal chart.

Of course all your planetary positions and their aspects stay the same, but importantly your angles, the Ascendant, Descendant, IC and Midheaven change. These angles and the new aspects they make are considered very important, as angles bring in the energy from the outside world and these energies are felt, especially if hit up by transits.

The most notable change we see in the relocated chart, is her Leo Sun changing from her first house of self, to her 10th house of status. Wow, yes without a doubt her status has changed, she is now the Duchess of Sussex! The sign of Leo is always associated with Royalty and now she is married to a British Royal Prince, the Duke of Sussex.

This movement of the Sun is followed by her natal Mercury also in Leo, and in London is conjunct the apex of the chart the most prominent point of any chart, denoting worldly status, worldly recognition.

Her ideas (Mercury) and her radiance (Sun) have now been elevated to the highest platform from which she can project her ideas. There is no better position than this for the Royals to use their privileged position in society, to disseminate their ideas and make an impact on the world.

As both the Sun and Mercury make a positive aspect to the Moon, Saturn and Jupiter all in the sign of Libra (partnerships) it goes without saying that she will team up with the Duke and both will be a powerful force in humanitarian causes (11th house).

Her relocated Venus in Virgo also now falls in the 11th house, and positively aspected to her Mars in Cancer in the 9th house.  Her hopes and wishes (11th house) will be fulfilled by the man (Mars) in her life, born in a foreign country (9th house). Together they will get passionately (Venus/Mars) involved in humanitarian (11th) issues and disseminate these globally (9th). With her Venus in Virgo and Mars in Cancer – I would assume issues such as the environment, animals, climate change, health (Virgo), as well as issues surrounding women and children (Cancer) will all be on the agenda.

Also of great note is her North Node in the Royal sign of Leo, now also positioned in this 9th house of grand visions, justice, foreign cultures. The north node usually suggests Karma in a chart, the point in the chart where you have to fulfil your life’s journey.

So she has fulfilled her life karma by marrying into Royalty (Leo) and has been given the opportunity to use her elevated position to globally influence the world with her/their visions (9th house).

Secondary Progressions and Solar Arc Directions to Donald Trump’s natal chart from May – Dec 2018.


Many astrologers are talking about how Trump is entering into a very lucky period with his progressed (p) Venus meeting his natal (n) Jupiter Retrograde (R) at 17’27 deg Libra in his 2nd house.

This hit will be in effect before 1 May 2018 – and beyond 1 Jan 2019, strongest around 14 June 2018 (yes his birthday) and denotes, other than love and marriage, becoming popular, film star mannerisms.

Taking a closer look at his chart, his natal Jupiter R, is actually midpoint his natal Sun and Pluto, (pursuit of happiness and fortune).

However, Trump’s n Pluto is mid-point his Saturn and Mars, denoting brutality, rage and fury of destruction.

So during this lucky p Venus, n Jupiter meet up, we also have p Venus midpoint n Sun and Sat/Mar midpoint and n Jupiter midpoint Sun and the Sat/Mars midpoint.

Trump's progressions 2018


The Saturn/Mars midpoint (harmful or destructive energy) will certainly place a dampener on any benefits gained from the lucky Venus/Jupiter conjunction.

As Jupiter has always been midpoint Sun/Pluto and consequently the Saturn/Mars midpoint in his chart, it highlights how his successes have often turned into bankruptcies.

Also note how his solar arc or directed (sa) ascendant is coming to square his natal Pluto. This hit comes into orb on 5 September 2018 – and goes beyond 1 Jan 2019. This hit by square will be the first in his lifetime when his person (ascendant) meets up with the restrictive saturn/mars (advancement difficult, obstacles caused by other people, illness, separation, mourning). He had a sextile by  sa ascendant to his natal Pluto and Sat/Mars midpoint in his early 40’s, but now at age 72 the square has formed


Brief comments on other secondary progressions and solar arc directions.


Before 1 May 2018 – Beyond 1 Jan 2019, Progressed Mars is Sextile Natal Pluto

Progressed Mars in Libra, 2nd house, making positive aspect to Natal Pluto in 12th house, which is always midpoint Sat/Mars. He will make a huge effort to cover up his past shady dealings.

Before 1 May 2018 – 11 June 2018, Directed Pluto is Trine Natal Uranus

Directed Pluto in Libra, 2nd house, making positive aspect to natal Uranus in 10th house. This is ending on 11th June, will his impact on the office of President and the changes he has made taper off now…

Before 1 May 2018 – Beyond 1 Jan 2019, strongest around 8 May 2018, Directed Moon is in Opposition to Natal Ascendant

His affairs with women and difficulties with women and his wife will generate more conflict, disagreement.

Before 1 May 2018 – Beyond 1 Jan 2019, strongest around 14 June 2018, Progressed Venus is Conjunct Natal Jupiter

See comments above.

Before 1 May 2018 – Beyond 1 Jan 2019, strongest around 23 June 2018, Directed Uranus is Conjunct Natal Mars

This one is huge, sudden revelations will continue to pour out regarding his hidden (12th house) dealings. He will continue to shock and create disruption and always be highly agitated. Uranus/Mars combinations are also indicative of car accidents and other accidents in general.

Before 1 May 2018 – Beyond 1 Jan 2019, strongest around 27 June 2018, Directed Ascendant is Trine Natal Mercury

He will continue to use social media to get his message across…His sa ascendant is now as 8-9 deg Scorpio in his 3rd house of communication…His approach (ascendant) is do or die (Scorpio) or on the war path to achieve his nationalistic aspirations ( n Mercury in Cancer in 11th house). 

Before 1 May 2018 – Beyond 1 Jan 2019, strongest around 19 August 2018, Directed Mercury is Square Natal Uranus

He will continue to do his duty (sa Mercury in Virgo) in implementing/communicating  his shocking  (Uranus) ideas  to his base, but he might hit a snag, as the square denotes difficulties.

Before 1 May 2018 – Beyond 1 Jan 2019, strongest around 6 October 2018, Directed Moon’s North Node is Conjunct Natal Ascendant

The formation of an important personal connection. He will probably meet up with Kim Jong-un. Note: 24th May 2018 – Meeting with Kim Jong-Un cancelled. As his natal Part of Fortune, opposes his ascendant 28 Aq, and his sa Moon also now at 0 deg Pisces opposes his sa North Node and natal Ascendant, this meeting was called off…

Before 1 May 2018 – Beyond 1 Jan 2019, strongest around 16 November 2018, Progressed Venus is Trine Natal Uranus

This one is very interesting as it ties in with the p Venus/n Jupiter R conjunction.

Natally his Uranus makes a Saturn/Pluto, Mars/Neptune midpoint aspect which makes fulfilling the promise of this trine difficult. However, his natal Jupiter/Uranus trine, has always got him out of trouble, as it is the “Thank the Lord” aspect.  With the lessening of the p Venus/ n Jupiter R conjunction due to the Saturn/Mars midpoint, combined with the sa Asc to Pluto which also has the Saturn/Mars midpoint aspect, we can only speculate how his “lucky aspects” will turn out. Perhaps this time, not as expected.

Before 1 May 2018 – Beyond 1 Jan 2019, strongest around 7 December 2018, Directed Jupiter is Trine Natal Mars

This is a lucky aspect, and his sa Jupiter falls in his 4th house of family, trining his Mars in 12th. If all goes belly up, he could negotiate a good deal for him and his family… In any case he will continue to benefit his family business..

5 September 2018 – Beyond 1 Jan 2019, Directed Ascendant is Square your Natal Pluto

See above

15 September 2018 – Beyond 1 Jan 2019, Directed Venus is Conjunct Natal R Neptune

He will continue to cover up his foreign/political business ties…His natal Neptune R in Libra makes many midpoints in his chart, one stands out, Neptune midpoint Sun/Jupiter, which is the signature of “the crook”.  At present we are witnessing how his past ties with the shady world are coming to the fore. More to come here, as the many midpoints his retrograde natal Neptune makes are too numerous to mention at this point. His natal Neptune R only makes 1 aspect in his natal chart, a separating square to Mercury. With sa Venus coming up to conjunct his natal Neptune – disillusionment will reign.


As mentioned before in my posts on Trump’s chart, his Pluto midpoint Saturn/Mars is the most difficult in the chart. Now at age 72 his ascendant will square this midpoint, and create some very challenging times for him, given his natal Pluto is in his 12th house of “self-undoing”, secretive dealings and in mundane astrology, hidden enemies. 

Given he has other “benign” aspects by secondary progression and solar arc, how will these counteract his other “malefic” aspects? To my mind the saying “count your losses and run” would now be the wisest course of action. 

Donald Trump’s chart – activation by Pluto, Nov 2017.


Donald Trump has been very busy on Twitter these last few days attracting national and international condemnation.

Today, 30th Nov 2017, we read his latest Tweets where he retweets far right videos which peddle lies and stoke tensions. His Tweet on Matt Lauer who lost his job over sexual harassment allegations, also bringing up accusations against Joe Scarborough, and his tweet insulting the Navajo veterans with his “Pocahontas” joke. He also revived his Obama birther conspiracy and claimed the Access Hollywood tape as fake, as well as numerous outbursts claiming the media as “fake news”.

Just what is going on in his chart? Below is the quad dial, which quickly shows up the 8th harmonic aspects, conjunctions, squares, etc., in other words it tells you where the action is.

Before going into the details, one has to point out that his natal planet Pluto in Leo, makes a very difficult midpoint in his chart, namely Saturn midpoint Mars in his 12th house.

Ebertin describes this Pluto=Sat/Mars, as “Brutality, the rage of fury or destruction…“. (Ebertin continues, but it is too dire to write.) Astrology House gives a more modern interpretation of this midpoint, “Demonstrating the will and intent to meet specific challenges; to completely master and overcome an arduous situation. Defiance; refusing to back down or give in under pressure. Build ups of stress and aggression which are prone to periodic and powerful release. The activation of survival instincts. An awareness of the destructive forces of ‘man and nature’. Harmful elements. Collective loss and anguish.”

Remember this midpoint is constantly in his chart, and this modern interpretation very accurately describes Trump’s hidden urges, as his Pluto is in the 12th house of “self-undoing.”

His natal Pluto also makes a Venus/Mars midpoint, “A deeply passionate and sensual nature. Charisma. Sexual magnetism. Obsessing about someone – or something. Fanaticism. Compulsive urges; giving in to temptation.


Donald Trump quad wheel 1 30 Nov 2017

The Quad dial shows his natal (N) chart as the inner chart, then moving out, his solar arc (SA) progressions, secondary progressions (SP)as 3rd wheel and the outer wheel are the daily transits (T).

Starting with his natal Jupiter R in Libra, it is conjunct SA Pluto, the planet which makes the Sat/Mars midpoint and according to Ebertin, Jupiter=Sat/Mars, “The ability to destroy or eliminate something thoroughly”. This point in his chart is also squared by T Pluto and for a short time opposed by T Moon. The combination of these planets, given that Pluto is in his 12th house, is a powerful release of all his survival instincts to counteract his feared loss of power, or his guilty conscious working to the max in regard to his secret sex life…(Pluto also midpoint Mars/Venus) and other business dealings Sat/Mars.

Note: His N Jupiter R is very important in his chart, as it trines his N Uranus in the 10th which opposes his Moon, which sextiles N Jupiter. It forms the major aspect responsible for his business success/advancement/ status.

Moving on to his natal Saturn/Venus in Cancer. SP Jupiter is midpointing his natal Saturn/Venus and both of these planets are aspected by T Mars and T Uranus. His love life is in a big mess, perhaps he has broken up with his latest fling. (I am assuming here that his marriage is now one of convenience only…)

Moving on to his natal Pluto=Sat/Mars and Venus/Mars, it is being squared by T Jupiter from his 3rd house, activating Social Media (3rd house) to express his frustrations and anger… again stirred up by his deep hidden secrets of his 12th house…

The transiting Sat/Mars on 30th Nov, will activate his MC, so he is finding it necessary to endure overcoming difficulties. With this aspect, he may find he makes little progress. Saturn/Mars is usually interpreted as “one step forward and 2 backwards…”.

The major aspect is the transiting Pluto in Capricorn activating his natal Jupiter R, as well as the SA Pluto to his Jupiter, the first aspect mentioned above. This has been going on all year, as T Pluto has hovered around the 17 deg off and on, but should move off after Christmas although there is a brief retrograde period of Pluto on 18 deg (still within orb) in September-November 2018.

The world is feeling the tension and frustration projected by this President…something has to give before or shortly after Christmas, and again in late 2018.  If not we have to wait until 2020 when Pluto has moved to square his Natal Saturn.



Prince Harry and Meghan’s synastry by planets in Houses


Meghan smallMeghan’s Planets in Harry’s Houses harry small

Her Sun is in his 7th House

This is a classic partnership combination. You recognise just how important Meghan is in your life. It is as if you and she are meant for one another. She lights up your life and shows you what relationships are all about – for better or worse.

Her Moon is in his 8th House

When it comes to managing your joint finances Meghan’s instincts should always be heeded. If she has a good or a bad feeling about anything that could change your financial security, be sure to look into it more deeply. You will probably have arguments over money; however it is always better to be sure than sorry.

Her Mercury is in his 7th House

You think of Meghan as your partner and personal sounding board. There are things that you can say to her that only she can understand and appreciate. You are attracted to her intelligence and way of thinking. She stimulates you mentally and there is an ease of communication between you.

Her Venus is in his 8th House

There can be issues to contend with concerning joint resources and finances. It is important to establish some guidelines with regards to expenditure and to avoid high risk activities or investments. On the personal front, she can help you come to terms your most personal fears and anxieties.

Her Mars is in his 6th House

She may enthusiastically embrace the type of work you do and even help you with it in some capacity. However, she may have expectations of you that you find hard to meet. If this happens, watch that she doesn’t come to think less of you and begin to act against you. Unfortunately, you tend to be in a weakened position and your health could suffer.

Her Jupiter is in his 8th House

This is a good combination for business related activity. You may borrow money from one another or lend it to each other. Through Meghan’s efforts and abilities there is the possibility that you can prosper together and even gain a measure of wealth.

Her Saturn is in his 8th House

Money is an ongoing problem between you. She may try to control your joint finances, which can cause feelings of anxiety or resentment between you. There is a risk of financial hardship or getting into debt. Running a business together might not be a good idea.

Her Uranus is in his 10th House

Your direction in life suddenly came to a crossroad when you met her. All of a sudden you started considering alternative personal or professional options. She awakened you to a raft of possibilities and pointed out that there are numerous life-paths on offer to check out. Just one word of warning, don’t be in too much of a hurry to make radical changes to your life – be guided by your intuition first and foremost.

Her Neptune is in his 11th House

Your friends don’t quite know what to make of Meghan. To some of them she is charming and idealistic, while others think she is potentially deceitful or dishonest. Both assessments may be correct or completely off target. Trust your own instincts and give her the benefit of the doubt.

Her Pluto is in his 9th House

She can literally transform the way you see the world. She has strong beliefs and convictions that she may try to force on to you and other people. Her charisma is undeniable. You have to take care that you don’t adopt her ideals unwittingly.

Her Moon’s North Node is in his 7th House

Through her ideas and actions she teaches you the significance of personal relationships and partnerships.

Her Ascendant is in his 7th House

You ‘know’ this person. In Meghan, you recognise a buddy who could be that and more. You may be hanging out together for quite some time.

Her Midheaven is in his 2nd House

The financial aspirations you have are not dissimilar to Meghan’s. She appreciates the way you handle money and the attitude you have towards material possessions. It is possible that you may invest in a professional project she is involved in.


Megans chart

 Harry’s Planets in Megan’s Houses

His Sun is in her 3rd House

Communication is vital to this relationship. Harry encourages you to speak your mind and you will probably have many heart to heart discussions with each other. He may tend to initiate or dominate conversations. After all, he likes to be at the centre of attention. One of the best ways to keep things stimulating between you is to have the occasional short trip away together.

His Moon is in her 11th House

Here is someone who you can get close to and call a friend. He instinctively tunes into your needs and enjoys spending time with you. Quite possibly, you met each other in a social setting or through a mutual friend. He readily supports your ambitions and goals in life.

His Mercury is in her  2nd House

You and Harry talk a lot about financial and business matters. No doubt, he has many ideas on how you can spend or invest your money; just make sure that you are confident he knows what he’s talking about. If you do trust his abilities he can help you make good financial decisions.

His Venus is in her 4th House

Intimate candlelight dinners at home can be a real pleasure for you both. You enjoy being at home and are at your happiest when you’re involved in beautifying or improving the value of your property. Building a nest together is important to you.

His Mars is in her 5th House

Here is someone who you can be adventurous with in love. He knows how to push your romantic buttons – and let’s be honest – turn you on. You feel alive when you are together. Often, all you want to do is have fun and play. This is one love affair that will make an impact on you. However, be warned, there is the potential for being scarred if things go wrong – and they can.

His Jupiter is in her 6th House

He has a beneficial influence on your experience of work; he could even be your teacher in some kind of specialised field. You look after each other’s health needs and strive to live a healthy and happy life. You recognise the importance and benefits of a good diet and physical exercise.

His Saturn is in her 4th House

Living together in harmony might not be the easiest state to achieve. He tends to throw his weight around on the home front. He feels that he has to control or take charge of situations, even when it’s not wanted or required. His relationship with your family might not be all that it could be.

His Uranus is in her 5th House

There’s a good chance that your attraction to Harry took you by surprise and came upon you quite suddenly. You looked up one day and there he was. This is one of those ‘love at first sight’ affairs that tend to start and end quite abruptly. The key to your relationship is to live for the moment and enjoy the now.

His Neptune is in her 6th House

Your work may be a complete mystery to him. He might pretend to know what it is you do or appreciate its importance to you. There’s probably little point in trying to explain it to him though because it is not part of his reality. He may also have some difficulty understanding the attraction some people have to holistic healing practices.

His Pluto is in her 4th House

You can’t help but feel Harry’s presence in your domestic environment. If you live together – or even if you don’t – he manages to exercise a controlling influence around the home. Your family may find him a bit hard to take, as they see him as dominating and controlling.

His Moon’s North Node is in her 11th House

Through his ideas and actions he teaches you the value of friendship and social interaction.

His Ascendant is in her 6th House

Here is someone who has a correct grasp of what you’re trying to get done in life and he has just the right skills you’re looking for. He is always ready to lend a hand.

His Midheaven is in her 4th House

He has similar domestic goals as you. He understands how important home and family-life are to you.

Harrys chart

Summary: Overall seems harmonious and relates very much to how they came together.  They love each other, and have common interests, and share a love of home and family life. Harry a Virgoan, will appreciate the intellectual/communication side of the relationship, and Meghan, a Leo will appreciate the limelight she attracts through the Royal connection. His Saturn in her 4th house, highlights the obvious adjustments she must make in dealing with the Royal family and traditions. Meghan has a Saturn/Jupiter conjunction in Libra, which falls in Harry’s 8th house. They will have to be circumspect about their joint finances, but as Saturn is exalted in Libra, they should be able to compromise. 

Source: Synastry by House interpretations taken from Janus 4.3, Astrology House.


Mercury (the trickster) planet in Trump’s natal chart.


Mercury, the trickster planet plays a huge influence in Trump’s natal chart.

His Gemini Sun conjunct Uranus opposes his Sagittarius Moon. The ruler of his Moon sign, Jupiter forms a sextile with the Moon and Jupiter also trines his Sun/Uranus conjunction. His Sun also forms a trine with his Part of Fortune in Aquarius. His Moon also trines Mars which in turn sextiles his Sun.Without a doubt he has used this pattern to his advantage and gained wealth and now power.

The ruler of his Gemini Sun and Uranus is Mercury. Mercury is in the sign of Cancer, the ruler being the Moon which opposes his Sun/Uranus. So the trickster planet Mercury plays a role in his Sun/Moon opposition which activates the success/wealth, power pattern outlined above. Note also that the Gemini Sun is in his 10th house of integrity. The moon in his 4th house suggests to me that this trickster pattern is in his ancestry, which is revealed when looking at his Father’s and Grandfather’s business lives/patterns.

Let’s look closer at his Mercury aspects.

(Interpretations taken from Ebertin, The Combination of Stellar Influences. They are mostly negative due to the mostly hard aspects involved.)

Mercury square Neptune – tendency to tell lies, untruthful, wrong thinking, confused ideas.

Mercury semi-square Mars – rashness, exaggeration, quarrelling.

Mercury semi-sextile Pluto – over estimation of self, impatience, slyness and cunning. 

Mercury square Chiron – “I did it my way, that is their theme song.” Yes,not kidding taken from Zane B. Stein, Essence and Application A View from Chiron. p 43. (Trump and his wife danced to this tune at his inaugural ball.)

 Mercury semi-square MC- ego conscious acting.

Pluto in Leo, ruler Sun in Gemini ruled by Mercury (another tie in with the Sun/Moon opposition) and Mars in Leo – again connection to the Gemini Sun, are in the 12th house.

With Mercury’s aspects to both of these 12th house planets, it is without a doubt that deals will be done in back rooms or in secret. The 12th house is also associated with crime and is ruled by the Sun – again involving the Sun/Moon opposition.

As Mercury is in his 11th house natally, he likes “doing deals” with friends behind “closed doors”, or in “secret”, (12th house), not to mention “shady characters” which are associated with this house.

If he has overstepped the legal line in the past, he has gotten away with it – something his natal chart suggests, considering the trine aspects of Jupiter to Sun and Uranus and Moon sextile to Jupiter.

But he is no longer a shady businessman, he is the President. The norms have changed.

But can he change the Mercurial influence in his chart?