Elijah Cummings, a Democratic congressman widely respected on both sides of the house despite his criticism of Trump has died suddenly of long-standing health problems. He was a leading figure in the Trump-Ukraine impeachment inquiry and had a long career in Maryland politics and civil rights activism before winning a congressional seat in 1996.
He was born 18 January 1951 in Baltimore, Maryland, with sharecropper parents. In school, a counsellor early on told him he was too slow to learn and spoke poorly, and he would never fulfil his dream of becoming a lawyer. “I was devastated,” he said. “My whole life changed. I became very determined”. He graduated from school with honours, went to college and subsequently took a law degree.
He was a late Sun Capricorn; with a focal point, executive-ability Saturn in fair-minded Libra which squared onto a sharp-witted and outspoken Mercury in Capricorn opposition Uranus. He also had a do-or-die determined Mars in uncompromising Aquarius opposition Pluto. He would face many frustrations and setbacks in his life with a tough Saturn and trapped Mars Pluto but he rose about the challenges and kept on going.
He did not get on with Trump which was unsurprising and obvious with a hostile-dislike composite Mars (conjunct Algol) square Saturn; and a suspicious composite Sun opposition Neptune.
But his Sun was exactly conjunct the USA Pluto making him a key figure for the country through his efforts to change it for the better – against resistance. The relationship chart between himself and the USA had a passionately enthusiastic composite Sun Venus Mars (maybe New Moon) and a confident Jupiter Pluto. More’s the pity he’s the one who went.