Despite a minor blip upwards in his poll approval at the start of the crisis, the coronavirus pandemic has set off a distinct slide in Trump’s popularity with his electorate. His daily rant and rave, blame and vitriol briefings are increasingly been seen by his allies as hurting him and he is badly trailing the state governors and his own medical experts in terms of trustworthiness. In this sort of crisis a US President would normally have nearly 80% approval while he’s sagging into the lower forties.
In previous national emergencies former Presidents have been wheeled in to lend a hand. But the likelihood of Trump giving up his spotlight to Obama and Bush, never mid the medical experts is slight.
His relationship chart with the USA 1776 chart saw tr Pluto in the trapped, aggravated opposition to the composite Mars from late January, returning this July to mid August, and late November through December; with jolts and jangles from tr Uranus opposition the composite Pluto and trine Saturn in this March.
The June Cancer Eclipse will conjunct the relationship composite Sun which could be a critical turning point in terms of national approval; with the July Capricorn Lunar Eclipse hitting the composite Venus for an emotional shock.
His relationship charts with both Republican charts, 28 February 1854 and 22 February 1856, are stressed this year and on. With the 1854 chart especially from exactly now to mid June as tr Saturn squares the composite Sun and is inconjunct Mars; with a disappointment-writ-large tr Neptune square the composite Pluto as well.
His Term chart has just finished the discouraging tr Saturn square the Sun, a few days back, returning mid June to early July. Over the election, assuming it still holds for November, the Term chart has a disastrous tr Uranus square the Mars/Saturn midpoint; and the Progressed Moon conjunct the Term Saturn square Mars, which is usually also a setback.
His own chart all this year has the demoralizing tr Pluto opposition Saturn and emotionally wounding opposition to his Venus/Saturn midpoint denting his narcissism. With major frustrations also running all year and through 2021 with tr Pluto square opposition the Sun/Mars midpoint. July to late September this year looks like a disaster zone for him when tr Uranus not only squares his 12th house Pluto for a major upheaval but also his accident-prone Mars/Saturn midpoint.
The December Sagittarius Eclipse will throw a crisis or two his way as it is conjunct his Moon and opposition his Sun – which could be career, family and/or health.
Tom Joseph of @TomJChicago keeps chipping away with videos of his increasingly erratic behaviour and speaking patterns and lack of coordination as symptoms of increasing dementia.
Nothing is certain but it’s difficult to see how he can survive health-wise never mind politically. Certainly 2021 will see a sharp decline as tr Neptune squares his Sun and Moon.