Foot-Bound Women’s Art

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From HuffingtonPost.

“We often underestimate how important handwork was in China’s pre-industrial economy,” she told HuffPost. “The intense pressure on women to work with their hands, to spin, weave, sew, and stitch cloth, bedding and textile products for their families and for sale has gone unrecognized.” …“It’s very rare to find people who notice the role of handwork in the lives of foot-bound women or who ask these elderly women what work they did when they were young girls.”

I’d never heard this before, but it doesn’t surprise me.  I once had a woman painter argue with me that her work was art, while mine was only craft.  There are lots of tapestries in museums, but it doesn’t seem to sway conventional wisdom, probably because China isn’t alone in grossly devaluing women’s art.

I have to believe that at some point the last will be first, and the first will be last.

Paul Manafort, Astrosplained

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I watched Get Me Roger Stone on Netflix, as well as the Zembla documentary about Trump’s Russian mob ties — both very interesting.  So without further ado, allow me to Astrosplain one of the architects of Trump’s America, Paul Manafort.

First thing to say about Manafort, Jupiter is a key player in his chart, like the handle on a bucket.  Jupiter late in Capricorn suggests one whose every move is calculated toward feathering his own nest as much as possible, in the biggest and longest-term manner imaginable.  That is the prime directive that all the chart factors discussed below serve under.

However, his Jupiter is also inconjunct both Saturn and Uranus (as well as Pallas, discussed below).  The Saturn inconjunct would give a certain lack of reality checking to his balance of promises and deliveries.   I would expect this to be someone who may promise you anything and give you Chanel, or promise you Chanel and give you anything at all.  The Uranus inconjunct reflects both lucky breaks and weird setbacks, flukes, longshots, and unexpected outcomes.  It also represents his buddy Roger Stone, who is always a wild card.

Mars is also featured, as Manafort has a cluster of planets including the Sun in Aries.  This is an interesting chart, quite a lot to look at in terms of who we know Paul Manafort to be.  But I will key in on the fixed stars to allow you, gentle reader, to really understand this man without wading all through the swamp.

Paul Manafort chart

The Trump crowd shares a few astrological themes among many members, including a foggy or impaired Neptune.  Neptune is about confusion, illusions, delusions, escapism, sleight of hand, sleight of mouth, and sleight of mind.

Neptune can also represent substance abuse.  Paul Manafort is the first one of the impaired Neptunes in this group that I would expect to be quite a heavy drinker.  He probably never appears drunk.  But my guess is that he escapes in a very direct way.  I say this partly because when I looked at his Neptune, I smelled strong aftershave, suggesting that he was covering for metabolized alcohol.

I’m going to highlight his fixed stars, because they surprised me.  Manafort has Neptune conjunct Algorab, The Crow.  I just described Neptune above.  Here, Neptune is opposing three of the key planets in aggressive Aries, directly opposing his Sun.   The Sun represents the conscious mind, and here I see some escape mechanism involved, a false self-image that is central to the native’s thought process.  Manafort’s Neptune would be challenging even without the fixed star action.  Algorab is a malefic star, adding an inclination to misbehave to his already shaky Neptune, directly opposing his personal planets in volatile Aries.  This chart shows a very complex relationship to anger and potential willingness to act out.  It would be very easy for such a native to lash out at “others.”  People would be easily externalized.

Algorab shares much in common, attitude-wise, with the also prominently placed Antares.  Antares is literally anti-Aries, the unevolved form.  So displaying the aggression and impulsiveness of Aries, without the clarity or leadership portion.  Manafort has Chiron , The Wounded Healer, directly on Antares.  Chiron is something I’m still intuiting the deeper meanings of.  But I do understand it to be a very personal process of integrating the themes of one’s life.  That sounds like bullshit, I know.  But it’s the way a lot of things are all kind of the same, when you take the long view.  That’s my sense of it, anyway.

Manafort’s Chiron is (conjunct Antares) in Sagittarius, so answerable to Jupiter, the bucket handle.  Something about learning to control his worst impulses despite his strong need to pad his nest egg.

To me, Manafort doesn’t come across like someone with this amount of ill-will in his heart/mind/spirit.  But the first two ugly bits weren’t the worst.  Next we have a real doozy, Juno conjunct Algol, the blinking demon.  Juno represents the spouse.  The two together suggest one who is okay partnering up with literally anyone, including Roger Stone.  I can’t actually think of a better example of Juno conjunct Algol than a guy who partners with both Roger Stone and the Russian mob.  No barrel too dirty to scrape.  (Note that this same thing could also make someone willing to partner with very unexpected people in much more positive ways.  There’s nothing in this chart to suggest any higher-level activity though.)

One of the big questions I’m working on right now is about Mintaka, whether a prominent Mintaka connection reflects souls who have come to finish the business of ancient Orion.   Manafort has Mintaka conjunct Pallas Athena.  If you were looking for someone willing to field marshal for the devil himself — or for Pallas Athena in her role as heroine — I would go with this configuration.  Pallas Athena has a diamond for a head.  She recognizes patterns and is a master of strategy.  That’s what Manafort does for a living.

So the big nasty roundup for Paul Manafort:  Antares, Algol, Algorab, Mintaka.  Four strong malevolent influences.  He looks like a sleaze, which is what I’d expect with his Neptune.  He looks like a shady bastard.  But he doesn’t look as mean and nasty as this combo platter would suggest.  All that Aries, I’d expect him to be more personally obnoxious, like Roger.  So maybe Manafort has a Libra Ascendant or something that makes him appear perfectly stable.

In summation, the most surprising thing in this chart is the actual bullying mean-spiritedness of it.  He used to strike me as a weasel, not a bully.  He’s both, but most importantly watch out for his mean streak.  He shares that prominent Antares, the Bart Simpson within, with Ivanka.  He’s actually fairly predictable himself overall, but he has no moral compass, and is willing to ride the crazy train into hell with Roger.

Barron Trump, Astrosplained

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Although I may get sued and/or sent to Gitmo for posting this, fuck it.  I’m an astrologer.  I Astrosplain because I need to know.  I didn’t sneak into Trump Tower and snap the above picture on my phone, nor violate HIPAA to get his birth data.  Barron is by far the most interesting and well-rounded person in his gene pool, as far as I can tell.

My very first thought when I saw the above picture was sadness.  Keeping it 100.  But his chart is truly a ray of hope in this whole debacle, and I feel better about it the longer I look.  I hate to be the one to break Gayle King’s heart, but Ivanka will never cross or challenge her father.  Never McEver.  I have great confidence in him.  He could very well be a lion of the people, a wheel-turning king.  Fingers crossed.

There’s so much going on here.   This is a truly complex and powerful person.  He’s enormously gifted, easily lapping the next closest contender in his family, Melania.  For one thing, his overall personality would serve as a sort of tumbler, constantly polishing the rough edges off his ego.  That’s pretty amazingly great of him, especially considering his circumstances.  Such people are rare treasures.

The young Jedi has his work cut out for him.  There are other things that pack a wallop in here, plenty to derail even a brilliant and high-integrity person like the one I see here, even in an ordinary family.

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The more I look at this chart, the more I get a sense of my little kindred spirit, up in his tower.  First let me say that I’m sure his mother loves him, with his Ceres conjunct Venus, in the 12th house.  Unfortunately there is a marked depersonalization to Melania, reflected here in Barron’s Aquarius.  There are many things in this chart that could trigger a deep sense of alienation.

That 12th house, (Home of Pisces/Neptune with a cluster of planets) and its inward-looking, nebulous, passive quality, is the crux of this chart.  The boy has his Sun 20 seconds from the end of the entire zodiac, clinging to Pisces by his nails even though he had to go into the 1st house (the spotlight) to do it.   He could correctly be an Aries; I note the birth time may well have been rounded by the nurse who charted it.  But to me, both his chart and himself as seen on TV show a person with an inward-focused, Neptunian/Piscean personality.

Overall, this is the chart of someone who is all about his inner world.  As his new friend from the ethers, I’m glad his mom stood up for keeping him in Trump Tower.  God bless, the boy really does need his private mental space and I’m glad he’s getting it.  As a taxpayer, I think if she gets socked with some huge unexpected childcare expense, she should hit the payday loan place.  That’s what I would do.  Anyway if she does sue me, I’ll continue to be one of his mentors in the ethers.  If she has Putin send somebody to shoot me on the street, I’ll spend even more time with him there.  You can’t stop autism, fuckers.

Anyway, Barron is the “hiding in plain sight” Trump, the only one with a fifth gear.  Must get that from his mom.  So far so good in the looks department, too.

The Ascendant is the first impression of you, what people make of you at a glance.  With just Mercury on his Ascendant, we see someone who is very wordy (even if only within himself), who may or may not be smart as hell, but definitely looks the part.   Barron has that plus Uranus, which can be personified by Nikola Tesla, adding a wildly inventive, humanist, and iconoclastic streak.  All of this in dreamy, mystical, mysterious Pisces, smack dab on the Ascendant.   The fact that he’s a profoundly thoughtful person doesn’t belong right on his sleeve, if you think about it.  But there it is, forming the paradox in the photograph above.  All of his thematic elements are in place in the above picture, which I find utterly bizarre.

We all have free will 100 percent of the time, at least internally.  So I’m not saying there’s fate per se.  But there is destiny, or we wouldn’t be talking about him.   His free will is always a wild card, and I imagine it could take him quite a while, if not forever, to fully clear his head.  The child is inundated with extreme craziness, and he already experiences things very vividly and has a lot to integrate.  That much Neptune/Pisces makes it really hard to tell where your inner world ends and the outer world begins — believe me, I know.  Dealing with reality is a full-time job, and none of them have to work.  The whole family has toxic Neptune, i.e., living in a fantasy world.

So I don’t really want to pick all the way on through this chart, mostly because he’s a child and thus a work in progress.   I’m glad I looked, because I’ve discovered that I quite like him, and he gives me hope in a great way.  But mostly I’m doing it because I see my world going over Niagara Falls in a barrel, and he’s one of the clues.  So I’ll give my opinion on the quick and dirty, and go back to connecting with him in the ethers.

Barron has a prominent Pluto/Mintaka opposition.  I got into exploring Mintaka while Astrosplaining Ayn Rand.   Basically I am seeing the core causes of the many genocides we’ve experienced on Earth (including many that we know nothing about) coming to a head.  Things can’t go on like this forever, they will stabilize one way or another. Ayn Rand has a prominent Mintaka, and aptly personifies the mindset of Orion, contempt for all but one’s ego.

I’m still studying up on the whole Mintaka thing, reviewing a bunch of charts including the A-list demons we all know.  Having Pluto on the Midheaven as Barron does is frankly terrifying, even for someone who isn’t the billionaire president’s son.  Put that across from Pluto, and as his dad would say, “Not good.  Not good.”  Barron doesn’t have an Arcturus connection to assure me that the adults in his world won’t just hammer his mind into a hot mess of high-speed craziness.

But I also have prominent Mintaka and Pluto, commensurate with the violence I have experienced.   In my hypothesis, Mintaka makes people hyper aware of genocide and exploitation in every form, and propels them in one direction or the other.  The darkest topics are not only in their thoughts, but they can feel the suffering.  What makes one person regret the suffering of others and another revel in it?  That’s the thing that will decide how Barron turns out.

Unlike Ivanka, it’s entirely possible that Barron is here to bring his father’s corruption to resolution.  One thing for certain, he knows the mass’ suffering in his bones.  He is more aware of death than most adults.   He undoubtedly gets that he lives on a different planet than Don, Sr. and his mother (despite her love for him).  Neither of them can get beyond the very tip of his intellectual iceberg.   He’s the only one of them that isn’t in the bubble reality of his dad. He also has chart factors that add grace and gentleness, and a sense of duty and correctness.

I see a person who wants most of all to make a meaningful contribution.  But he’s going to have to carve that out of thin air, because nobody in his world is modeling it for him at anywhere near his level of capability.  He must envy Eric.  So he could very easily fall prey to Little Prince Syndrome, and end up using his gifts to lash out at the humanity that doesn’t need him, or simply decide it’s all too much for him and retreat into inventing a new form of math or hand-copying sacred texts in ancient Sumerian.  Which direction Barron goes will be up to him, and even he won’t really know until he chooses a spouse.  The two of them will be a force to be reckoned with, for better or for worse.   If he decides to switch off his empathy superpower, or toggle it in the other direction, there will literally be hell to pay.

There is reason to believe that Barron is generally easy inside, in terms of feeling good about himself and his ability to pursue the things that interest him in-depth, which is what he wants.  His chart says he wants his contribution to matter, to make a difference.  He wants to be of service.  He wants to get to the bottom of things and sort them out, because balance and fairness are a more efficient and effective way to design a society.  Or he could go altogether the other way, and bring back the days of ancient Orion.  I have faith in the little man.  I know he can do it.  See you in the ethers, kiddo.

 

The Trump Boys, Astrosplained

The more I look at the Trump coterie, the more I need to look at them.  Like the dismantling of the American government, there aren’t enough hours in the day to absorb it all, the whole thing just keeps getting bigger.  Thus I’m going to handle both of the Tweedles here, to save time.  Hopefully I’ll never need to do Tiffany.

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Let’s go left to right, first Eric then Junior.

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As discussed in Ivanka Trump, Astrosplained, Eric has a wedge chart.  Like Ivanka, Eric lives in a bubble of dad’s beneficence both literally and figuratively.  Eric’s major planets are situated Libra through Pisces, so a slightly greater personal range than Ivanka.

I said Barron was the potential bright spot in this family, and he is.  But he’s also vastly more capable, infinitely more likely to be a person whose name people will rue even more than his father’s.  Barron could go either direction, either being a wonderful gift to the world or someone like Heinrich Himmler.  I have faith in him.

Eric has no such potential for menace.  Eric has the most positive and well-organized chart he could have with such a limited range.   All of the connecting lines in this chart are blue, with the exception of one — a square from his Saturn to his Moon.  All of that is internal cooperation, like a finely-tuned machine — one that may or may not do anything.

The one stress point is Saturn (the authority figure) versus the Moon (the way he feels).  I would say that his father (and as discussed below, Junior) can utterly wither Eric, who is very easy inside but probably self-critical.  Eric has a low-testosterone chart.  He’s the Trump least likely to grab your pussy, including Barron.  Compare to the gentle tapir.  Bit of a Jeb!.

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Don, Sr. placed his children into a financial and intellectual bubble, and Eric is the sort who does beautifully in a terrarium.  Eric isn’t out there shooting elephants.  His Pluto in Scorpio (where admittedly it’s meaner and sneakier) conjuncts his Mars in Libra (where it’s passive-aggressive).  So he’s okay with the he-man stuff of his father and brother generally, but the actual killing is too icky for him.  And besides, he doesn’t need the ego stroke.  He just doesn’t care that much.  Eric stays in the golden terrarium where he was born, with some beautiful blonde, not giving a single fuck, every day.

Eric’s Neptune plays a key role in smoothing him out.  It’s closely flanked by Mercury on the one side and Jupiter on the other.  Neptune-Mercury keeps his thoughts daydreamy.  Like his sister, all of this, the entire chart itself, happens within the bubble Don, Sr. created for them, both literally/financially and figuratively, represented here by Jupiter.  Those three factors form a hub, which the rest of his consciousness can flow around as smoothly as Don, Sr. can glide down an escalator.  This is the one who splained that nepotism can be a great thing, continuing the wedge/bundle with a lack of self-awareness theme.

Again, as with his sister and brother, Eric’s Jupiter must on some level represent his literal father, based on what we all know of them.  Neptune is about escapism, denial, and illusion.  Ivanka puts it to great use in her chart, as does Melania.   Things can be whatever you want them to be, what you need them to be, no problem.  Eric’s chart is all set for him to be the emotional center of that family, the guy who really cares, the soft one.  God bless.

Then there’s Don, Jr.

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Sorry I had to make the pic so small, his face makes my teeth hurt.  I just wanted to be clear which Tweedle I’m talking about now.  This is the least interesting, most annoying one, so this will be comparatively brief.

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Like his dad, Don, Jr. has a bowl chart, as described in-depth in comparison to Ivanka’s.  One characteristic of the bowl chart is that they have enough range to have all of the major aspects, including the 180-degree opposition.  That opposition is seen as the lip of the bowl, a demarcation line across which the bowl chart native does not wander.  This can manifest as a person who is oppositional, bull-headed, or refuses to listen or hear others.  It’s an unconscious way of blocking out other people, speaking from personal experience with bowl-chart loved ones.  They can be belligerently self-referential, and they’re not doing it on purpose.

For example, Junior was the one who said that if women can’t deal with workplace sexual harassment, the only part of the workplace fit for them was teaching kindergarten.  That’s a classic bowl chart viewpoint.  “Everyone else lives in my life, too.”

He went on to further say, on another day, (in front of a camera, while sober and dead serious) that yes, his father got him in the door, but that he stays there on his own merit.  Again with the lack of self-awareness theme they all share, though his Neptune is nowhere near as groggy as the others’.  He doesn’t need the denial Kool-Aid the way they do.  He’s authentically on board.  He is the chip off the old block, appropriately named.   I’m sure Don, Sr. is both thrilled at the faux-macho hunting, as his progeny reflects on his own testosterone, and at the same time on some level feeling the classic bowl-chart disappointment about who Junior actually appears to be.

Importantly, Don, Jr. has a little bowl-chart quirk.  Rather than having a straightforward rim, like a normal bowl, Don, Jr. has the Sun poking out just 5 little degrees from the rim opposition, like one of those annoying earthenware soup bowls that has a hand-formed lip spout.  It’s still a bowl, only with a blip on the lip.  A bowl that thinks it’s a gravy boat.

But this particular blip, just poking its head out past the opposition, happens to be the Sun, his sense of self, his conscious mind.  I would say, based on what I know of him, that minor technicality about his bowl chart gives Junior a whole different perspective, one he mistakenly believes to be a non-bowl, well-rounded, informed vantage point.

He reminds me of a turtle that feels super clever when it learns to poke its head out, and doesn’t know that there are birds, who have no shells at all.  It legitimately makes him feel bold and adventurous, like he has gone beyond all the others, because none of them get that life can actually be a 360 affair, not just a 180.  Taking your life 185 degrees around the circle isn’t an option, much less a major accomplishment, in any family I know.   Like with Ivanka being treated as a highly qualified Pallas Athena stand-in, this family grades on the curve.  He really does believe he’s the best guy for the job, or he wouldn’t still be in it.  Bless his heart.

Importantly, his Sun isn’t in the rim opposition to Jupiter.    He probably — not incorrectly — believes that he has taken over the family business, adding his own Eddie Bauer flair to the brand.   In Trump’s bubble, doing whatever the hell you want at all times is a business, one they make lots of money at.  Just ask them!

If you ask Junior what he does for a living, I have no doubt he says “deals.”   I’m sure it’s the suit and tie version of his prairie dog-shooting thing.  His father is in the real estate-golf-vodka-steaks-education-politics-beauty pageant-treason business, and he is, too.  This is the one who told Mike Pence he’d be in charge of domestic and foreign policy, was asked what Don would be doing.  He replied, “Making America Great Again.”  Unfortunately Junior is not wired to see that the way the rest of us do.

Off to shower!

 

 

 

 

Ivanka Trump, Astrosplained

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Speaking of people I can no longer avoid thinking about, Ivanka Trump.   I’ve been busy not caring about anything she does since I became aware of her sometime in the 2000s, I think.  That no longer feels like an option.  Like her stepmom, IMHO she is one of the below-radar Trump Admin people worthy of scrutiny.  (In looking for chart data on her and Kellyanne, I see that Good Golly Astrology is on the same page with me, wanting to know what makes this crew tick.)

There was an incident wherein Ivanka and her children were on a commercial flight, and a passenger confronted her about her complicity — not using Ivanka’s definition, but the usual one.   She was incredibly poised, managing two kids perfectly despite the whole thing being extremely awkward.  She seemed to 100 percent validate the other person’s anger, even as it slid off her Teflon coating and vanished.

Then there was the heroic German moderator who asked Ivanka to clarify her role on the dais in question.  Is she speaking now as a daughter?  A ranking White House official?  A CEO?  Ivanka’s Teflon coating was in place.   She legitimately didn’t seem even a little bit flapped.  It was absolutely not a problem for her.  Contrast her response to the German humiliation with that of Kendall Jenner, who may never show her face again after that Pepsi ad.  Is that a superpower, or a psychological deformity?  I want to know.

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Before we crack the acorn in question, let’s look at the oak tree it fell from, Don Trump.  A chart with all planets in only six signs, like Don (and Don Jr.) Trump’s, is called a bowl.  It looks half-empty, half the circle is blank.  Bowl chart people remind me of someone who halves a recipe to save on ingredients, and is disappointed with how few cookies they get.  The bowl chart can exacerbate a sense of entitlement, even in people who don’t come from privilege.  There’s usually a sense of a life unfulfilled in some way, like someone who lives in a mansion with half the rooms sealed off.  Bowl chart people tend to feel like they’re missing out, and in my estimation, they kind of are.

In my experience people with bowl charts, for example George W. Bush and Ivanka’s dad (and brother), Don, can be intractable.  They see things as they see them, and stuff that originates in the empty side of that bowl literally doesn’t exist in their consciousness.  It’s the unmade half of the halved cookie recipe above — which, again, they can’t smell or eat, they only have a vague sense of missing out on.  Especially if there’s a lot of Earth in the chart, a bowl chart can be someone who is blind to nuance and impossible to please.

In short, stuff that originates with other people isn’t quite real to many people with a bowl chart.   It’s not that they refuse to meet others halfway, it’s that they’re not wired for it.  It’s much the same way Fox News truly feels fair and balanced to the people who watch it.  People and things have to come to them, always.  They can’t stand up on legs they don’t have.

Ivanka doesn’t have a bowl chart.  She has a wedge chart, where all the action happens in only four signs — like her brother Eric and Kim Jong Un.  I would not be surprised if his father, Kim Jong Il, also had a bowl for the same reason as GW Bush and both Dons Trump.  I was surprised neither of the Hussein boys had it.

Where a bowl shows a mind that locks itself away in half of a mansion, a wedge chart shows a consciousness in a bubble.  Where the bowl person starts with half the ingredients and on some level knows there could be so much more, a wedge person thinks they are actually going all the way around the circle.  This because their planetary activity happens in each of the four elements — fire, air, earth, and water.  To the wedge native, that feels like a full deck, no sense of missing out.

A wedge indicates a very limited personal range, someone who lives life to the 1/3rd-est.  That’s not to say they’re stupid or their lives aren’t fulfilling.  Their lives are extremely fulfilling, because they drill their caring down to a very tight focus.  This is someone who never goes more than 20 miles from where they were born in their entire life, so to speak.  They marry the boy next door.  They like to watch the big world out there, but all of that is outside the bubble and this not entirely real to them, even if they really like it.  Ivanka does have a couple lucky stars that make her specifically more open-minded and willing to get out there, and lots of Jupiter to do the same.  For her this provincial streak plays out in the actual cast of her life, not the geographic location.  That’s the real point of it all, anyway.  Wedge people care very deeply about their core group.  But that feels 100 percent fulfilling to them, and they can’t apply it outside that specific group.

Based on this chart, I’d say fully 2/3 of what most of us call “reality” doesn’t happen in Ivanka’s consciousness.  Her chart shows a marked lack of self-awareness.  It may be impossible for Ivanka to take things that originate with others personally, especially if they’re strangers.  She literally has no frame of reference outside herself, based on both her chart and what I’ve seen of her.  She literally cannot see your point of view, her eyes will not register it.  Again, she’s simply not wired for it.  You can’t get a car loan from an ATM.  This terminal doesn’t process that request, sorry.  In other words, Ivanka comes by her poise honestly.  You really can’t bother her.

Like her definitely-not-wicked stepmother, Venus is one of the co-leaders in this chart.  Ivanka has a cluster of planets, in Libra, ruled by Venus.  This much Venus in a chart would automatically give someone a lovely exterior — especially when it’s in Libra, the charming, socialite side of Venus as opposed to the selfish, stubborn homebody side, Taurus, as seen in Melania’s chart.

(Let me take a moment to say that the potential bright spot in this karmic septic tank is Barron Trump.  At a glance I say he’s a beautifully gifted child, quite likely autistic.  Importantly, where his siblings’ charts are significantly limited in an expected way, Barron’s is not only well-rounded, but shows higher-level organization, a multidimensional thinker.  He’s the only one of them who stands a chance of getting famous completely on his own merit.  He could go very strongly in either direction.  If he decides to be evil, he will put Heinrich Himmler to shame.  But he won’t be mediocre.)

The Libra focus of Ivanka’s chart explains why butter doesn’t melt in her mouth.  Anyone with this much Libra was born polished.  Libras abhor unpleasantry, and naturally create the calm and inviting vibe she’s becoming known for.

With her unwillingness to have a scene plus her Sun in wily Scorpio, you have someone who plays it very close to the vest, and is almost certainly a candidate for the Manipulator Hall of Fame.  Then with her Venus conjunct Neptune in Sagittarius we see “daddy’s little princess,” with possibly unrealistically high expectations of love in the form of lavish gifts and surprises.  And based on what we all know, her dad is that guy in real life.  Also note, Scorpios don’t get mad, they get even.  She seems to all the world like a Libra.  But Ivanka has a stinger that she keeps well-hidden.

Jupiter is the other key player in Ivanka’s chart, alongside Venus.  Due to his role as the Greater Benefic to Venus’ Lesser Benefic, and the bigtime Sagittarius here, Jupiter becomes the grand prize leader of this chart.   I have joked about the strange sexual boundaries between Ivanka and her father before.  Now that I’ve looked at this chart I will have to stop joking about it, because it really makes me throw up a little in my mouth.   Jupiter very much represents her literal father here, in my opinion, and this what I see grosses me out.  What I see here is “my heart belongs to daddy” in a truly disturbing way.

Don Trump naturally personifies Jupiter very well, as do the Koch brothers.   A normal filthy rich Jupiter is larger than life, and donates enough money to get a library named after himself not because he loves books, but for his name to go down in history.  Don not only wants things named after himself, he wants to literally, visually see his name, his mark, on the world.  More is always better for him.   Don also has the classic Jupiterian “ends justify the means” mindset, where he’s a big-picture guy and details are somebody else’s job.  He’s the leader, the loudest voice in the room.  It’s his dynasty.  The opposite of a major philanthropist  is a kleptocrat, and both are represented by Jupiter.  Jupiterians are very comfortable making decisions for others.  Jupiter is not mean (that’s Pluto), but can be oblivious to others except as they reflect on himself, especially in a bowl chart.

Jupiter in general represents the “big daddy” role, one who can be very generous and make things happen.  All of this describes Don, at least with respect to Ivanka.  The dynamic wherein she’s acting as first lady is reflected in the relationship between her Jupiter/Pluto and Venus/Neptune.  Those four planets are sort of on a perfect double date in this chart, each pair closely conjunct and working well with the other pair.  They would light the world on fire for each other, I have no doubt.

There is a “look out, world” aspect to Ivanka, fully aside from her Scorpio Sun, that she keeps hidden.  She has the Moon conjunct both Antares and Lilith.   Antares is a lower, less-evolved echo of Mars, the god of war.  That means Antares has the aggression, impulsiveness, and restlessness without so much the clarity, courage, or leadership of Mars.  Kind of like astro Goofus and Gallant.  Then our Lilith is a notorious ball-buster.

Those two are arm-in-arm with Ivanka’s Moon, the way she feels.   This all takes place in Jupiter’s sign Sagittarius, which makes her a generally “set course for adventure” type, not one to sweat the details, especially if they’re unpleasant.  Expect her to shoot first and ask questions later, always in a covert manner (Scorpio Sun).   Antares is said to have a more positive influence on a Moon conjunction like Ivanka’s, and she does display some of the traits Ptolemy described, such as broad-minded and influential.  And I’m not mad at Lilith, you know.

But all of that rebellion is contained inside Ivanka’s Jupiter/daddy bubble, and it’s not directed at him, is it?   Does she strike you as one who would bite the hand that feeds her?  Where does her desire to lash out get directed?  Who is daddy’s little soldier shooting at?

The more I look at this chart, the less I like it.  Jupiter, as I said, is conjunct Pluto in this chart.  Pluto is the Greater Malefic, the one who famously ripped a hole in the Earth in order to drag the child Persephone into hell and rape her.  Pluto is at the outer limit of our solar system, and represents lines that cannot be crossed.  Pluto is about destruction, polarity, and specifically the point of no return, and Don Trump is notorious for not getting that last concept.  Consequences aren’t entirely real to him.  As president, he aptly personifies the authoritarian, mean-spirited, selfish, rapist Pluto.  Put Jupiter and Pluto together, and you have either a very ugly kleptocrat, or one so generous that he radically transforms society for the benefit of all, just because he can.  Which one you see in Don Trump depends on you.

Pluto and Jupiter conjoined as they are here, inside a Jupiter bubble-reality, create a suitable environment for a person without a moral compass, no appropriate concept of absolute limits, especially with her real-life circumstances.  The Hero (Jupiter) and the Villain (Pluto) are the same guy in this chart.  Her own real-life Daddy Warbucks is quite Mercurial, switching from one ideology to another with the tides, but at the end of each day she wins.  That’s what she knows for sure.  He is her only benchmark.  Remember that everything described above takes place within the wedge chart, or bubble reality, created by Don Trump both literally and figuratively.  Ivanka’s world is meta-Donald Trump.

This chart displays a marked lack of grounding, both in the wedge/bubble-reality shape, and the complicit Neptune.  Neptune is about inner life, escapism, dreams, illusions, delusions.  In a chart this myopic, I don’t see how that lack of reality checking leads to the highly evolved, mystical, and insightful part of Neptune.  She doesn’t strike me as a substance abuser.  I get that her fierce escapism — into daddy’s bubble — is the essence of their bond.  At a minimum, it almost certainly facilitates seeing things the way daddy tells her to, even when her own eyes disagree.  The two of them have an unbreakable positive feedback loop, and they both depend on it.  The fact that Ivanka’s complicit Neptune is opposite Mintaka, combined with her role in my world, honestly freaks me out a bit.

Then there’s Mars, the locomotive on this karmic trainwreck.  That’s her best chance at being grounded.  Because of the wedge shape with only four signs in play, the other signs have multiple planets.  But the one sign with only one major planet is the Earth sign, Virgo.  That’s where we would normally get our “four-square” stability.   If Ivanka’s chart were a coffeehouse table, you’d need a matchbook to put under Virgo.   Earth can be used to quell fire, which is not good for Mars.  Ivanka does have the naturally simpatico Pallas Athena in Virgo, but not interacting with Mars.  I can observe her as someone who feels like a leader and is treated like one, largely because her family grades on the curve, and her chart supports that.  Anyway with Mars and Pallas in Virgo, her leadership may come mostly in the form of nitpicking, or in this case shepherding.

Importantly, Antares is a VIP in Ivanka’s chart, and he’s literally anti-Aries, or anti-Mars.  So for the Gayle Kings of the world, I hate to be the one to tell you, I don’t see her being anywhere near the leader you hope she is.  This chart says she has no fixed ideology other than self-service, due to setting her watch by Don himself plus her overall chart factors.  She has no concept of integrity.

Ivanka’s  Mars, the part of her that would potentially be the biggest adult in the room and take this whole thing in a better direction, is also positioned to do so at the cutting edge of her wedge chart.  But it’s in hard angle to the Moon/Lilith/Antares.  So Ivanka’s clarity of thought and leadership qualities (Mars) are at odds with their own evil twin (Antares), plus his two girlfriends (Moon/Lilith).   Things that grate on the Moon put people in a bad mood, and putting Ivanka in a bad mood is not allowed, what with all that Libra.  She’s not a “rise to the challenge” girl, that would be strong Mars.  Ivanka’s Mars is off by himself, doing his own thing, in a sign where he doesn’t belong.

Also her complicit Neptune lets her blow anything and everything off.  In other words, based on this chart, I would say Ivanka has every inclination to take the low road, and with her Venus, the social skills to get away with murder.

That’s a bummer way to end the post, I know.  Sorry.  On the bright side, she does look very pretty and has better taste than the others.   I’m sure she’s a lovely homemaker.