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So, let’s do it…
Sanders, Trump, and Clinton.
So what I’ve done is gone ahead with all three charts and identify the “sensitive structures” within them. That is, those structures that tend to get “sparked” at important or pivotal events in their lives. By identifying these structures and what kind of connections they’re making “now” it will give us a really good perspective on how the election might unfold for each individual candidate.
So let’s get started with Bernie Sanders…
I can’t stress the importance of two sensitive structures in Sanders chart that are always present at major and pivotal events.
Zeus/Kronos=Mercury, which is his powerful and creative mental leadership
And Jupiter/Vulcanus=Pluto, one of the most successful midpoint structures, all kinds of positive change and development and the influential and expansive development of power.
Bernie Sanders "sensitive structures" activated at pivotal events.
So leading up to the Democratic National Convention Bernie Sander’s chart is in this current mode of expansion and will continue to grow over the year, but the energy will really pinnacle mid-summer, around the convention.
Sanders chart is strong and will continue that trend as his “sensitive structure” Jupiter-Vulcanus/Pluto is in powerful contact to his “natal” Moon and his “directed” Poseidon, and these two planetary pictures just heighten in energy as we get closer to the convention in July. Now what that means with both the Moon and Poseidon is that Sanders will continue to exert powerful public influence, developing and building momentum while continuing to transmit his ideological concepts. This may or may not mean he’s leading in the primaries but rather that his influence will remain strong.
Also building in strength over the next six months is his directed Aries point, which is the world axis, in connection to his natal Apollon point which indicates widespread expansion, and with those Meridian/Jupiter-Vulcanus/Pluto structure here too, probably a lot of money funneling in over the next several months.
Although his chart is still strong at election time, I’m a little bit less impressed with it. Sander’s November chart just doesn’t contain a strong enough Zeus/Kronos=Mercury axis, an axis that has been so active in past elections wins. And his chart also lacks a connection to the world axis that would show in this type of event.
So the repeating theme in his chart over and over again is about this release of “idealism” and the “inspiring of new growth,” a “generation of power and development” and “expansion.” The Neptune and Jupiter transits of both his Meridian and Sun over the next six months continue these themes and the Saturn transit which is square will be challenging but serve as impetus to keep building and do what is needed.
So Sander’s Neptune transit in these situations generally tends to inflate or dissolve, poof and they’re gone. My guess is that Sanders will be relevant as long as collective unconscious feelings are strong and there is a need for a mouthpiece, Sanders being their channel.
So now we come to Donald Trump. I did not read Ted Cruz’s chart as there is some uncertainty as to a correct birth time on it so I made the executive decision to just leave that one alone.
Upon identifying the “sensitive structures” in Trumps chart, the ones active at major events, we find a collection of inflations, deflations, successes and failures more than anything else.
One of the most important structures is where four of the six personal points meet up and it the structure that casts the biggest shadow in his life. Sun-Moon-Meridian-Ascendant with Venus-Hades/Saturn midpoint, tremendous self-valuation issues; his uncertainty around his own inner value and worth and his bottomless need for “proof of value or love” that serves as a motivation for everything that he does, the White House being the ultimate trophy of self-worth and more poignantly personal redemption.
But this structure also sits on the nations Ascendant and Neptune has been transiting this area for the past year and will continue through the election stirring up and intensifying not only Trump’s deepest unconscious feelings and longings but the unconscious feelings and longings of an entire collective. Neptunian transits are crises of the spirit and in this case a collective spirit that has grown tired of rules, limits, and boundaries. Trumps ability to channel these archetypal images is his gift.
And the Zeus-Kronos/Mars/Neptune with the Mercury/Meridian in Trumps chart is what enables him to do so, to channel the collective; an endless font of imagination that’s nearly always operating, intuiting what others want him to be and then to becoming that person; a profound ability to read an entire auditorium of people the way he can read an individual.
Trump isn’t popular because he channels collective fear and discontent. Donald Trump is popular because he captures the collectives desire to dissolve and transcend the limits of life’s boundaries and just be who we are. Trump is having the time of his life using his outrageously creative skillset and people like it, they want that kind of freedom in their own lives and that is a universal feeling. No matter how abominable you think Trump is, there is a kernel in everyone that finds him oddly, offensively and uncomfortably attractive.
And so ramping up the next six months we have a very prominent Sun direction to his Ascendant which is exact to the second during the Republican Nation Convention, which in my estimation means there is a strong possibility that he’ll be at the helm. Sun-Ascendant directions or progressions are like a “coming out party,” they’re major life transitions yielding energy, vitality, recognition and confidence.
Moving out of that period and into November is where things really get interesting. On November 8th his chart as a whole forms a 22.5 degree aspect to itself, similar to a quarter turn of a dial. And this 22.5 degree aspect, symbolizes action, it’s both motivating and a challenging, but the direction it will go will depend on Trump’s own inner evolution and development. But he does have a strong direction of Pluto to Jupiter at that time which is excellent for positive growth and development as well as connections to the world axis on election day, chiefly a Moon-Vulkanus/Meridan which is a structure of tremendous public and political influence. The curious thing here is that this Moon-Vulkanus/Meridian structure is also tied in with his Neptune/Pluto midpoint structure which is exact at convention time and this means that there is both an intense mystical air that surrounds Trump, but that there’s are also possibly deep imperceptible changes going.
So again, similar to Sanders, Neptune transits either inflate or dissolve because they are so rooted in unconscious feelings, both Trump’s and the collective’s. Will he win the election? His chart is slightly favorable and he does have a strong world axis and world axis connections. He could possibly keep inflating up to the election and then “poof” he’s gone, just like your typical Neptunian transit creating a lot of projection until it’s no longer needed.
Ok, Hillary Clinton’s chart. Same deal in finding those sensitive structures at major events in her life, so let’s get started.
And we have a Mars-Pluto/Aries structure which is the midpoint for “civil servant,” but it’s also someone who is ambitious, strong-willed and very skilled at developing building and changing things.
The Sun/Meridian-Aries structure can be a very public figure and it also represents how one works and deals in the world as well as their opportunities out in the world.
"Sensitive structures" in Hillary Clinton's birth chart that have gotten "sparked" at major and pivotal events in her life.
So a little background on a chart I know well. Hillary is someone with an extraordinary deep understanding of the collective unconscious psyche combined with powerful need to implement collective needs, but internal issues around “valuation” and the right use of “will and power” have impeded her for much of her political career. So the reason why I wanted to review that point is because it appears that Hillary has personally gone through some tremendous internal changes over the past few years with the transit of Neptune to her Meridian around the time of Benghazi and the subsequent resignation as Secretary of State, a time when she was probably feeling tremendous discontent around what she was doing and the parts of herself that have stood in the way from a deeper connect with herself and then by default the collective.
And so what is currently consolidating in her chart that will remain active for another few months is a monster combination....see below.
Sun directed to Neptune, Uranus directed to her Meridian, and Meridian directed to her Mars. This is not only deeply intuitive combination, tuning her into collective psyche like a radio tower, but it also signifies tremendous vision, the need to assert and an abundance of energy needed to harness the collective psyche into workable goals and objectives. So this “tri-structure” is probably operating more internally right now as she is gathers steam by taking stock of the collective needs and the lay of political land.
So I was really curious about this exact structure and what was going on the only other time it was exact like this in her life which was forty-five years ago in 1968.
So I Googled it and came across this NY Times article written in 2007 where she was apparently immersed in a very similar transformative process as she is right now.
From the 2007 New York Times Article; "in the Turmoil of '68, Clinton Found a New Voice"
Mark Leibovich writes;
“As the nation boiled over Vietnam, civil rights and the slayings of two charismatic leaders, Ms. Rodham was completing a sweeping intellectual, political and stylistic shift.”
Hillary goes on to say;
“There was a sense of tremendous change, internationally and here at home which impacted greatly how I thought about things.”
And of many of Hillary’s handwritten remarks from that year are still on file at Wellesley, as she wrote;
“Gaining power is at the core of effective activism.” It is the very essence of life, the dynamo of life.”
“She was not an antiwar radical trying to create a mass movement, said her friend Ellen DuBois. She was very much committed to working within the political system. From a student activist perspective, there was a significant difference.”
She arrived at Wellesley in 1964 as a Republican Goldwater girl and left as class President and an anti-war Democrat whose graduation speech won her Time magazines “Voice of a Generation.”
So returning to Hillary’s chart in the here and now, as these three areas subside in energy over the next few months, she’s got a locomotive train getting revved up that will slowly creep and take her up to the election. The directed Meridian to Mars/Pluto which is a tremendous drive to go beyond limitations and initiate new situations, with possible and much needed “rework” around the expression of the masculine in her chart. See below.
Around convention time we move to a Meridian Pluto direction indicating a profound release of personal power into career.
And then her Meridian she lands exactly at election time on the Aries point or world axis and that is huge.
When something connects to the world axis we will be seen and have impact in the world. Of all three candidates here, Hillary’s chart has hands down the most powerful placements on election eay. The only other time that Mars/Pluto=Aries and the Meridian came together like this was the day her husband was elected 42rd President of the United States.
What I don’t think is that all of these planetary directions she’ll be having between now and election time will be easy, they’re a square which in astrology is a very challenging aspect, indicating a lot of stress and resistance, but equally as strong will be the desire to overcome the obstacles and tackle problems.
So with a chart like Hillary’s we’re dealing with a different kind candidate than a Trump or Sanders in that Hillary is not an “idealist,” she has no ideology. Hillary’s is an “implementer” who will most likely strategize a political run like a locomotive train; grounded, intense, forward moving based on her reading of the collective psyche and need. If she can harness and tap into what both Sanders and Trump are channeling and convince people that she is the one to move and implement the collective current, then she will very likely win this election. But more than anything she needs to come from heart, with a positive expression of both her feminine and masculine.
So Sander’s and Trump’s charts are both strong, they are necessary and invaluable pieces to this transformative time. Hillary, well she’s an implementer but we’ll have to wait and see if she can both harness and swim the transition while moving the collective forward.