Over the past few months, the question I’ve been most consistently asked is: what will happen with Donald Trump. It’s an interesting question and since it turns out there’s quite a bit of agitation taking place right now in the Donald’s chart, I’m willing to give it a shot. I’ll preface my thoughts by saying that given the degree of emotion behind these requests; nobody – pro or anti Trump – is going to be walking away from this feeling satisfied. Reader beware!

First things first: if you haven’t already, please read my brief analysis of Trump’s chart from several years ago. If nothing else, it will give you an idea of my thinking around his horoscope. In addition, let me quickly explain what you’re looking at. The accompanying image shows two charts. The inner one is Trump’s natal chart, the chart for the moment of his birth. The outer chart is what’s called the “solar return” for the current year. Basically, we bring the 2017 Sun back to exact conjunction with Trump’s natal chart and cast it as a stand-alone chart. So we’re essentially looking at how the chart for 2017 reflects, amplifies or inhibits his birth chart.

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With that out of the way, here’s what I see. If I were Trumps astrologer, my biggest concern would be Saturn (with the red square around it) at the bottom of the chart. Saturn, which is often called “the great malefic”, tends to bring severity, difficulty and challenges when it lands on another planet. And does this Saturn ever land! It is almost exactly conjunct the Moon and opposite the Sun in Trump’s chart (red line extending from Saturn). For obvious reasons, the Sun and Moon are key players in a chart; they are the “royal couple” so to speak, male and female, the apparent and the hidden, etc. Saturn lands on both and, by transit, will remain stationed there for almost two months. No need to beat around the bush: extreme hardship. And, given the fact that Saturn rules Trump’s 6th house (health, servants) and 7th house (open enemies), we can expect these hardships to either involve enemies – of which he seems to have legion – or his health.

Adding to Trump’s difficulties is the placement of Trump’s “part of despair” at 17 degrees of Capricorn (this is marked by the other red line in the chart). His part of despair is almost exactly conjunct Pluto – a nasty, disruptive influence – and his midheaven, or in plain terms, his job. What does this boil down to: lots and lots of stress on Trump over the next few months, with a possible consequence to his job and/or his health.

The Saturn influence continues through what is called the “part of captivity” conjunct the fixed star, Vindemiatrix., a thoroughly nasty placement that is described in the literature as giving falsity, disgrace, stealing and wanton folly. (This is actually through the antiscia of the part of Saturn for you astrology buffs.)

All that said: do I think he’ll quit or get impeached? Astrologically, I don’t see that clearly evident. I do think there’s a LOT of pressure on him But I would also point out that Trump has a great deal of good luck. It’s in his natal chart and it’s in his solar return chart, with fortunate Jupiter right on his ascendant.

On the other hand, keep in mind, that while the Saturn transit will be in place for a couple of months, the Saturn of the solar return chart is in operation for the entire year. So it’s not like it’s all over by October. What’s going to happen? Like the blind man said: we shall see.