Donald Trump has announced nominations of conservative right-wing hardliners to three top positions. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, CIA head Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser Mike Flynn.
In the wondrous way of the internet in the post-truth era, Sessions is labelled by some as too racist to be a judge and anti-civil rights. Yet a conservative blog has him as a social icon who fought against segregation. Though since he got white supremacist David Duke’s blessing the former seems more likely.
Born 24 Dec 1946 in Selma, Alabama, he’s a Sun Mars in Capricorn square Neptune – so hard-edged, ambitious, led by a vision; with the tough Saturn Pluto in Leo trine his Mercury in Sagittarius. He’ll be an erratic fit with Trump with a composite Sun opposition Venus Mercury square Uranus. At a pinch they could push for reforms together except that tr Saturn is pouring cold water on their bond from this December onwards. And there would certainly would a fair amount of game playing between them.
Session has a terrible relationship with VP Pence with a composite Mars Saturn Neptune square Uranus – volatile, explosive, suspicious, constantly trying to outdo each other. That relationship will start to rock n’ roll from this December through the next few years. And a definite chill from Bannon, with wintry smiles covering underlying hostility.
Congressman Mike Pompeo, 30 Dec 1963 Orange, California, has been named head of the CIA. He’s a hawk, pro-waterboarding, pro-Guantanamo Bay, highly vocal on the ‘dire Islamic threat’ so he’s unlikely to be a restraining force on the President. Though he also sees Russia as high risk which may put him on a collision course. He’s another Sun Mars and Mercury in Capricorn, in his case trine Uranus Pluto in Virgo on one side and square Jupiter in Aries on the other – so hardly a calming personality which generally this position requires to hold presidents back from over-reacting.
He’s having a deeply frustrating, downright incandescentally aggravating 2017/18 with tr Pluto conjunct his Mars Mercury.
It’s a difficult relationship with Trump, with an unpleasant composite Mars opposition Saturn, but nothing showing on transits (without a birth time).
His relationship with VP Pence is aggravated in the extreme with a composite Mars square Saturn and inconjunct the Sun which is due a battering from tr Uranus through 2017/18. There’s also dislike write large on his relationship with Bannon.
Mike Flynn, who is in as National Security Adviser, is also known as hardline in his views and reckless. The only birth date is December 1958, though no doubt a day will turn up.