Donald Trump’s Immigration Ban

Playing into The Hands of Those Who Oppose Him

The good news is, President, Donald Trump (DT) is living up to the promises he made to those who voted for him. Don’t all hit me at once please. For the other news read on…

The horoscope for the signing of the so called ‘Muslim ban’- is worth looking at. Wikipedia: ‘Shortly after the enactment of the executive order at 4:42 pm on January 27, border officials across the country began enforcing the new rules. The New York Times reported people with various backgrounds and statuses being denied entry, including refugees from the affected countries as well as students and green card holders returning to the United States after visits abroad.’

The chart has Mars in the last degree of Pisces – and was signed at the Pentagon, the headquarters of US defense – and therefore for DT, a symbolic location. Mars is the natural ruler of the military, and here it is in the last minutes of watery Pisces – and will shortly move into its home sign Aries. The move lifts Mars out of the water, which could represent inaction or indecisiveness and into the sphere of action, which is however, not necessarily clearly thought out. Aries is hot headed – and in Aries, Mars can be rash. The message is clear – Pisces is on the ninth house cusp- and has rulership of both religious concerns and relationships with foreign countries. The first degree of Leo on the ascendant – suggests strong, fixed, masculine energy – however the ascendant ruler, the Sun, is in detriment in Aquarius and in the house of open enemies, so in some respects, DT is playing into the hands of those who oppose him.

Trump is signified by the first house in this chart, since it is he, who is initiating the action. The Sun in the 7th house – with a New Moon pending, increases that same sense of a new direction in relationships with partners of all kinds. The Sun and Moon are both Saturn ruled – and Saturn rules houses 7 and 8. The eighth house points to both fear and it is clear that DT will peddle in that. The 8th house indicates profit or losses from trade deals. The Moon in Aquarius resonates with the Moon in Aquarius in the Sibly US chart. The Statue of Liberty’s “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” comes to mind. It might take a while for the meaning of this ban to sink – but clearly it contradicts some very basic US founding narratives.

The planet with the most essential dignity in the chart is Venus, natural ruler by the way of Islam, which is also in the ninth house. While the chart is pregnant with possibility, with Uranus on the midheaven (DT is born under a close Sun/Uranus conjunction) we get the sense here of a leadership which will be very unpredictable. Around the time that the Sun actually conjuncts Uranus – Saturn natural ruler of borders, in Sagittarius natural ruler of travel – will turn retrograde. I think this is the start of a saga.. with the courts (Sagittarius) and legal challenges on the horizon.

Liz Hathway


Liz Hathway, born in Clydach, South Wales. Studied at the Faculty of Astrological Studies in London, with classical astrologer John Frawley and has a Masters in Cultural Astrology and Astronomy, from the Univ. of Wales, Lampeter.