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January 22

DONALD TRUMP 2017 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION

Astrology purports that the start of an enterprise contains the kernel of its future. Therefore the inauguration of Donald Trump holds the keys to the potential of his presidency. The proof of that hypothesis can be found via the swearing in charts of prior presidents.

INAUGURATION CHARTS WORK

George W Bush was sworn in at 12.02 pm on January 20 2001, with the Ascendant opposing the war planet Mars in vengeful Scorpio. The orb was two degrees. Two years into his presidency, with Ascendant progressing to complete the opposition, the US was invading Iraq on Bush's command.

When Bill Clinton was sworn in for a second time, Neptune, the planet of scandal and deception was exactly on the Midheaven. Clinton narrowly avoided impeachment following his attempted cover up of his affair with Monica Lewinsky.

JFK had a more difficult Neptune. It was squaring the Midheaven by around three degrees, when he took the oath at 12.51 pm. Kennedy lasted slightly less than three years in office. His assassination remains a Neptunian enigma to most Americans. And one planet stands out in his swearing in chart – a way out of bounds Mars.

Richard Nixon had Mars opposite Saturn for January 20 1973 @ 12.15 pm, when he swore the oath. The exact time brought the Midheaven in a precise semisquare to Mars and sesquisquare to the Saturn, a decidedly difficult combination. The Midheaven was also in the final degree of Capricorn and about to change signs. As it did, the US changed presidents.

TRUMP AND LINCOLN - IT'S NOT JUST THE SAME BIBLE

Before I begin to analyze the primary features of the Trump inauguration chart from the historical perspective, let me make one point perfectly clear. The chart would have been the same regardless of who was sworn in as the US President for 2017.

The predominant outer planetary aspects, for Trump's swearing in, are a tight Jupiter to Uranus opposition, with a close trine from Saturn to Uranus. This has only happened once before at Abraham Lincoln's second inauguration, on March 4 1865.

Lincoln’s second term was cruelly shortened to 42 days. His VP Andrew Johnson was sworn in at 11 am April 15 as Saturn retrograded back toward the trine with Uranus and the Sun came to oppose Saturn.

Does the expansive nature of Jupiter magnify the surprise factor of Uranus? On average appearances it would seem so. There have been three occasions when Jupiter has been in close square to Uranus at swearing in time, which back this up.

The first was James Madison who completed a full second term although his Vice President didn't. The next was William Harrison, the shortest presidency of them all, lasting only one month. The last was Richard Nixon's second term, which lasted eight months, finishing with his resignation.

THE MOON WITH MARS AND SATURN

Another prominent aspect of Trump’s inauguration is the tight square between the traditional malefics, Mars and Saturn, with both connected to the Moon. The Moon is public mood, populace and specifically females. The Moon in debility clearly shows the spirited opposition to this presidency.

Richard Nixon's second inauguration had the two malefics in tight opposition. The only other presidency, featuring a Mars Saturn square, was that of James Buchanan, the one most historians rate as the worst of all.

Buchanan’s term preceded the Civil War. His inaugural address failed to address the glaring polarity of the nation. Instead he deflected to the economy and bolstering the military. It received great media attention, as the first presidential inauguration to be photographed.

URANUS AND NEPTUNE

As Trump took the presidential oath the Midheaven came into a confronting semisquare to Neptune, planet of smokescreen and scandal. In the last quarter of the year the solar arc of Neptune to this Midheaven will be virtually exact.

As Neptune tends to dissipate and dissolve, rather than solidify, it’s highly likely that this period brings a high degree of uncertainty or controversy around the leadership.

Adding to this, the transit of Neptune will also semisquare the swearing in Midheaven from mid-February. It will come close to repeating the same across the October period. All of this is further triggered by a transiting New Moon squaring the administrative Midheaven on October 19.

It's not only Neptune at play here. Three transits of unpredictable Uranus will square the Midheaven from the middle of May and late October 2017, onto early March 2018.

Neptune and Uranus will repeat their challenging angles to the leadership Sun of the inauguration horoscope in April and June 2018 respectively. All of this points to further instability and the real possibility that Trump will not complete his term.

THE UNASPECTED SUN

The Sun of the swearing in chart makes no traditional major aspects to other planets or angles. Theoretically this means that the leader acts more independently, free of the influence of his circumstances or surrounds. The unaspected point or planet, tends to function in 'wild card' manner.

Although there are no traditional aspects from, or too, the Sun; it is in a powerful ninth harmonic alignment to Neptune. The Sun is positioned forty degrees away (one ninth of the zodiac) known as the novile aspect. This has a universal feel. Importantly, it further emphasizes the Neptunian correlation.

The Sun is also positioned at the direct midpoint of Saturn and Neptune. The sole inauguration with the Sun at this midpoint was that of Zachary Taylor, another who through illness, did not finish his tenure.

REALITY OR MASQUERADE?

As Trump came to the presidency under the controversy of subversive covert interference, Neptune is certainly appropriate. Neptune also connects with big oil, with his most contentious appointment to date being Rex Tillerson, the CEO of Exxon as Secretary of State.

The predominance of Neptune adds a sense of unreality to the swearing in horoscope. A billionaire president, claiming to serve the working class, who has stacked his administration with capitalist elites. Collective cognitive dissonance or disappointment with their final presidential choices?

The next few years may be a social experiment of just how far unregulated capitalism can extend. The big question now being - how long will its run last? On the study of past inaugurations there has to be some real doubts hanging over the longevity and/or covert activities of this one. For Neptune dictates that things may not be as they seem.


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Aries or Aries Rising: The expectations of others may be impinging upon your own need for freedom. Know when enough is enough. It’s possible to turn this around for the betterment of both parties. Some of this may involve parents, or a relationship with an authority figure. Sometimes it’s a good idea to look back at you early conditioning regarding these things. A future answer may be locked into a situation from the past. To look at your own personal chart, organise a personal and/or Skype consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top 

Taurus or Taurus Rising: To move ahead you may have to change your routine. Some things you take for granted can actually be holding you back. That message sinks in when the unexpected keeps taking you off track. It’s teaching you –sometimes in a hard way – the necessity for flexibility. Time to challenge the habitual. Living with the knowledge that the only thing sure thing in the universe is change, is the healthier option. To look at your own personal chart, organise a Skype and/or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top

Gemini or Gemini Rising: You can be experiencing one of the most creative and pleasurable periods in years. That might also involve moving from an old crowd and discovering those who live for alternatives. Unusual contacts excite you now. Sudden friendships – with a difference – may blossom. A changing of the guard is very possible. It’s also good for family planners, where giving birth may not be so metaphorical. To look at your own personal chart, organise a Skype and or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top

Cancer or Cancer Rising: Can success spoil you? It can if you become its victim and start living your life by other people’s expectations. That’s when you need to get back to the roots and what really counts. The last Full Moon in your sign was a potent reminder. If what you’re doing is not also offering greater freedom, perhaps its time to examine other options. Or perhaps you just need to modify the way you do things. You can begin by appreciating your own space. Home is where the heart is. To look at your own personal chart, organise a phone or Skype consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top

Leo or Leo Rising: Your world view is rapidly changing. If you haven’t already noticed that – get ready for a pleasant surprise. A new understanding of other cultures, belief systems and heritage is what this is all about. It’s a mind broadening experience. If you feel the urge to travel then follow your heart. This is the year of jumping out of the goldfish bowl into the wider ocean of humanity. If you can’t do that on the physical level, you may choose the educational path. To look at your own personal chart, organise a phone or Skype consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top

Virgo or Virgo Rising: Comedian Spike Milligan quipped, ‘just give me the chance to prove that money can’t make me happy’. You’re innately aware of the debt based capitalist system and experience is showing you how to get off that proverbial ‘hamster wheel’. The value of being able to call you own shots in the material world can lead to other opportunities. Grab then with both hands where you can. It may not be all about money…it can simply be less reliance on others. Either way it is freeing you from outer control. To look at your own personal chart, organise a phone or Skype consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top

Libra or Libra Rising: Self-growth can now involve changing the dynamics of your relationships. That’s especially poignant, if they have become more unpredictable over the past years. It is saying you can’t move ahead in the same old manner – at least where others are concerned. People change and that change can also reflect your own need for evolution. Note the people around you who seem to have a good handle on relationships and also value their own independence. To look at your own personal chart, organise a phone or Skype consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top

Scorpio or Scorpio Rising: Seeing the big picture is infinitely important than getting lost in pedantic detail. Avoid snap judgments or reacting too quickly until you have a good overview of the situation. What you may initially class as a mistake can instead be guiding you toward the right direction. There are weeks when less is better and this is one. It's necessary to take the time; to silence the outside chatter and listen to your inner voice. To look at your own personal chart, organise a phone or Skype consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top

Sagittarius or Sagittarius Rising: There can be a lot going on around your home or family situations that is diverting your attention from the outer world. It's a matter of finding the right balance now, regarding who you allot your time and attention to. It may be best to look at this through the lens of long term security, whether that be on a material or emotional level. If you get your inner world working the rest will flow naturally. So take the time to fortify those important foundations where you can. To look at your own personal chart, organise a phone or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details.  Top

Capricorn or Capricorn Rising: An important week for relationships and recognition. Those playing a leading role in your life at the moment may have longer term implications too. Some of the changes you're wanting to effect are impossible to achieve alone. The support you have around you will play a decisive role, especially where status or ambition are involved. A time to bet on your abilities and to make others aware of your strengths and special skills. Look at your own future prospects astrologically for the years ahead, organize a phone or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin Click here for details. Top

Aquarius or Aquarius Rising: The Sun now in Aquarius merely adds to a plethora of other planets in the area of your solar chart that spells self-development. It also stresses self sufficiency! So this current time - the immediate now - is about 'you'. Any tendency to look at other high achievers or people happy in their own skins, is only telling you something about yourself. About how your life is a matter of choice. And it's vital to visualize what you desire, rather than concentrating on what to resist. To look at your own future prospects astrologically for 2017 -2017 , organise a phone or personal consultation with Ed. Click here for details. Top

Pisces or Pisces Rising: Some times it's more important to know when to stay out of the fight. You can achieve a lot more behind the scenes at the moment than by pushing the point. It's vital that you keep some things purely to yourself, rather than give up a game plane before you have achieved your objective. Declaring your hand too early or failing to keep things confidential may derail the whole shebang. Like a surprise party – it's all in the timing. To look at your own personal horoscope, organise a phone or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin click here for details. Top

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