In this post, we will examine the psychological tendencies of Donald Trump, the current Republican Presidential candidate. These psychological tendencies, when fleshed out clearly, can be a useful tool in increasing the awareness of the client’s own thought patterns.
Mr Trump’s ascendant (rising sign in the East when he was born) is in Leo, the sign of expression, drama, and flair. This theme is continued with his Sun being placed in the 10th house (career), making him project his personality out into the world. His Sun is in Taurus, the sign of material wealth, which makes him want to show the world a strong financial position. Specifically, his finances are tied to property, as his ascendant is in the constellation of Magha, symbolized by a throne room.
Donald Trump’s Moon is in Scorpio, a metamorphic sign full of upheavals and change, where the Moon’s peaceful, caring and nurturing energies are not expressed easily. This shows a completely different internal thought patterning than the brave and fearless Leo ascendant. Ketu, the planet that brings disappointments, is also placed here, making him feel emotionally unsatisfied. In addition to both these negative placements, two fiery planets Mars and the Sun are also looking at the Moon, giving him a tendency to feel angry often. All these factors combined give Trump an unsettled mind, prone to fluster and distress.
The Leo ascendant gives him a strong desire to tell you his story, and combined with the aforementioned agitated mind, this makes him have a tendency to feel inferior and overcompensate. The Moon and Ketu are both placed in a constellation called Jyeshtha. Jyeshtha is ruled by Indra, the ruler of the heavenly beings in the Vedas. He is a conquering warrior, and has many physical encounters with women. The negative placement of the Moon here suggests that he may have the tendency to feel inferior and overcompensate in battle (business) and with women. An example of this was when he masqueraded as his own publicist and spoke about himself in third person: “Actresses, just call to see if they can go out with him and things”, that Madonna “wanted to go out with him”, and that Trump had “three other girlfriends.”
Combined, both psychological tendencies play themselves out, as Trump is inwardly uncertain but wants to project an outward show of confidence to the world.