The rolling musical chairs continues. Mike Pompeo of the CIA is expected to be nominated as the new US Secretary of State as Rex Tillerson, long seen as an irritant to the President, is summoned back from Africa.
Pompeo, 30 December 1963, is more hawkish than Tillerson on Iran which appears to please Trump. But it won’t be an easy partnership. Pompeo is a Sun Mercury Mars in Capricorn square Jupiter and trine Uranus Pluto in Virgo – not short of ambition, robust opinions and determination. But his Mars Mercury opposes Trumps Saturn Venus so he’ll not always make the president feel loved or be too tactful. His well-organised though not overly-sensitive Saturn in Aquarius opposes Trump’s Mars and widely Pluto, with Pompeo’s Neptune square which will bring suspicions and doubts along the way. And Trump’s slippery 2nd house Neptune squares Pompeo’s Sun.
Their relationship chart has a gritty, cold, aggravated composite Venus Saturn opposition Mars; with a needs-space Sun trine Uranus. It will get seriously rattled from this July onwards with tr Uranus conjunct the composite Venus; with a few high-tension moments before then with tr Uranus square the Uranus in April.
Pompeo’s chart shows a teeth-gritting year with tr Pluto conjunct his Mars and Mercury; career losses in April; and jolts through the spring and later in the year.
My impression was that James Mattis and Tillerson were tight. Mattis looks less than enthusiastic now with tr Saturn opposition his Uranus and a disastrous tr Pluto square Mars/Saturn; tr Neptune is in an undermining opposition to his Virgo Sun in April, along with a dreary-slog tr Pluto trine Saturn plus plus and much of that repeats on and off into 2019. His Swearing In chart, gets a jolt from May onwards.
His relationship chart with Trump is infuriated at the moment, worsening considerably through April, on and off into 2019.