Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chairman and campaign official Rick Gates have been indicted by a federal grand jury as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. They were indicted on 12 counts, according to court documents, including conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, being an unregistered agent of a foreign principal, false and misleading FARA statements, false statements, and seven counts of failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts.
Manafort, 1 April 1949 is a go-getting Sun, Mars, Venus, Mercury in Aries trine Pluto, so no slouch when it comes to heading for what he wants. He looks shattered at the moment with tr Neptune square his Mars/Pluto midpoint into Jan 2018, with more Neptune to follow and a downbeat tr Saturn in Capricorn square his Aries planets in 2018. Though he’ll get one boost from tr Uranus square his Jupiter through 2018 – the theory being he’ll be offered a deal if he rolls over on information against others in the Russia investigation.
His relationship chart with Trump looks pressured this month; devastated at the point where Manafort gets a lucky break in April 2018 and December 2018/January 2019; and hits its nadir in 2019 with tr Neptune square the composite Mars.
Manafort’s Uranus is conjunct Trump’s Sun and his Saturn sits on Trump’s Ascendant so he could be a catalyst for a major disruption in DT’s life and career trajectory; plus put a damper on his image. Manafort’s Aries planets are all in Trump’s hidden and secretive 8th house of joint finances. [See posts: August 15 2016 and August 11 2017]
Tr Uranus is square Trump’s Venus from mid this week which will bring an emotional shock of sorts; with tr Pluto squaring his Jupiter this month and November putting him into pushy overdrive, with little regard for social niceties or rules and regulations – it also carries the association of conflict with governmental authorities. [See post October 19 2017.]