Regulus, the regal Fixed Star, is strong in Donald Trump’s chart with his Ascendant (and widely his Mars) conjunct, as well as his Solar Arcs of North Node, Uranus and Sun all congregating around that end of Leo into Virgo position over this period up to 2020 and beyond.
I don’t work much with Fixed stars, so thanks to astrologyking.com for selected thoughts below. Regulus gives violence, destructiveness, military honor of short duration, with ultimate failure, imprisonment, violent death, success, high and lofty ideals and strength of spirit, and makes its natives magnanimous, grandly liberal, generous, ambitious, fond of power, desirous of command, high-spirited and independent. This is one who takes command and gives orders. These persons work well in the military and can achieve high goals and honors here. The commanding personality extends even to their love life, since everyone is merely a stepping stone for their pleasures and ego.
Ascendant conjunct Regulus: Great honor and wealth, but violence and trouble, sickness, fevers, acute disease, benefits seldom last, favor of the great, victory over enemies and scandal. “The Native shall be a person of great note and power, too much exalted, and attain to high preferment and honors, although descended from the meanest parents – the Native shall die an unhappy death; or at least that all his honors, greatness and power shall at last suffer an eclipse and be set under a cloud.” (Guido Bonnets)
Elsbeth Ebertin studied historical events with the accompanying planetary configurations; ‘when Mars or Saturn are in conjunction with Regulus, especially exciting events are always recorded e.g. assassinations, coup d’états, revolutions, revolts, demonstrations, overthrow of heads of state and similar events’. Though in this case she was looking at historical events not an individual chart, but presumably has much the same meaning.
It’ll be interesting to see what happens when his Solar Arc Uranus is conjunct his Mars, exact in 15 months’ time, though probably triggering before then in a highly disruptive, explosive way that will test his self-esteem and likely lead to wildly macho responses. And the coming late August Leo Eclipse this year will rattle up his Mars, Ascendant, Solar Arcs Uranus, North Node and Sun as well. So quite a challenging, crisis-ridden time.
In Roman times a slave used to ride beside the commander in chief whispering continually in his ear ‘memento homo’ – remember you are only a man – intended to keep their feet on the ground when glory went to their heads.