Donald Trump was born three hours 15 minutes after a Lunar Eclipse, with an almost exact Full Moon in place. His Moon is conjunct the South Node in the 4th, which will anchor him in the past, to his father, his childhood and the attitudes he grew up with, especially where women are concerned.
As far as I can see this Lunar Eclipse occurred before in 1973 when the NY Times headline read: “Major Landlord Accused of Anti-black Bias in City,” the headline stated. The Department of Justice had brought suit in federal court in Brooklyn against Mr. Trump and his father, Fred C. Trump, charging them with violating the Fair Housing Act of 1968 in the operation of 39 buildings.”
Again in 1984 when he opened Trump Tower to great fanfare though it ran into problems within two years [see previous post Jan 20]. Again in 1992 when he almost went bankrupt, his net worth zero and in debt. And most recently in 2011 when he was the butt of jokes by President Obama and comedian Seth Meyers at the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Association dinner after his birther campaign. Trump was so “humiliated by the experience, it accelerated his ferocious efforts to gain stature in the political world.” (New York Times). He campaigned initially for the 2012 election, but then withdrew.
So those specific Lunar Eclipses do seem to trigger major events in his life, though there isn’t another on his Full Moon until 2030.
The upcoming Great American Solar Eclipse at 29 Leo in late August this year is in a Saros Series (1 North) that does seem significant for the USA. It is exact on the MC through mid USA and Canada, due north south from roughly Kansas City.
The world’s first atomic bomb was dropped by American forces on Hiroshima on 6 August 1945, four weeks after the 1 North solar eclipse with an exact conjunction of Saturn squaring onto Neptune. It killed 130,000 people and led to the Japanese surrender.
On the next cycle of this eclipse 18 years on, John and Jackie Kennedy’s premature baby son, Patrick Kennedy, died on 9 August, two weeks after the solar eclipse in 1963. Martin Luther King was delivering his rousing civil rights speech in Washington to 200,000 African-Americans campaigning for black civil rights four weeks after the solar eclipse. Three months later President John F. Kennedy was shot in Dallas. The same cycle repeating in 1981 saw US forces shoot down two Libyan planes, and the US air traffic control strike. Then in July 1999, with tragic and eerie synchronicity, J. F. Kennedy’s son John was killed in a plane crash three weeks before the 1 North solar eclipse.
In previous 1 North eclipses, Charles Lindbergh made the first solo, non-stop transatlantic flight, from New York to Paris, in 33 hours, in 1927; and in 1909 a major earthquake destroyed Acapulco, two weeks after the eclipse. The next eclipse in this series occurred in August 1999, in the midst of the Balkans Kosovar crisis, with NATO forces, at war for the first time since 1945, trying to halt the Serbian ethnic cleansing and genocide of Albanians.
This Eclipse is conjunct Trump’s Mars and Ascendant which will exacerbate his tendency to blow off angry steam in all directions and could cause health problems if he does not become more aware of his physical needs. Anger can be destructive not only as far as others are concerned but also by over stressing the individual. The challenge for him will be to face up to how people see him – 1st house issues magnified. For normal people it can be a time of self-improvement, though that seems unlikely here.
Other Eclipse tit bits: Prince Charles married Diana two days before a 1 North Eclipse in 1981. Bernadette Brady says of this cycle: ‘The individual would be wise not to make any hasty decisions since information is distorted and possibly false.’ Tiredness or health problems are also associated with it. Prince William was born on the day of a different solar eclipse cycle in June 1982.
On the day of the 6 South lunar eclipse on 24 April 1986, seen as manic and forceful, a major accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power station near Kiev in the USSR sent out nuclear fallout greater than 1000 Hiroshima bombs.
Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa, had a curious affinity with eclipses. He was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1964 on the day of the Gemini solar eclipse in the 2 Old North series (which also oversaw the birth of Prince William), hinting at separations and challenges but with an ultimately hopeful outcome. His release from prison 26 years later came two days after the Leo lunar eclipse in the 10 North series, which was also in place in the weeks before his birth in July 1918. Its core meaning is linked to communications, frustrations, inhibitions and the need to move quietly. He became president of South Africa on the day of a Taurus solar eclipse in 1994 in the 14 South cycle, generally though to be successful after a long period of hard work.
Before everyone gets worked up to the point of hysteria, there was an highly afflicted Solar Eclipse in 1999 across the UK for which doom laden omens were pronounced in advance. It came and went with remarkably little to show, though there were major UK catastrophes almost two years after when certain planets moved back to the Eclipse positions.