Is there an astrological ‘big bang’ ahead for Trump?

While witnessing the latest #trumpmeltdown I was asking myself if the ‘season finale’ for Trump might be near, astrologically. And in fact there are some major cosmic hints, that all is heading towards a real big bang. I can only hope, that there are enough sensible people left around him, to get him pinned down, before he literally hits the ‘red button’ and decides to take everyone with him, rather than being dragged out of office in shame…

According to the ‘Huber Method’ everyone has two points in his chart called K1 and K2. They are the crossing points between the age progression of the birth chart (described by swiss astrologer Bruno Huber) and the age progression of the nodal chart. Alike the nodal axis K1 and K2 are 180 degrees – respectively 36 years – apart from each other. Now when the individual reaches one of these points during his 72 year journey around his chart, (karmic) past meets present. These are key points for personal development and also often points of crisis. The more so, if planets or house cusps are in close orbit.

In Donald Trump’s chart, K1 is closely conjunct the cusp of his 6th house in Capricorn (K2 accordingly to the cusp of his 12th house in Cancer) which is a very strong placement. This axis is the one of “existence” itself, the ‘to be, or not to be’ axis, if you will. You’ll ask yourself ‘How am I to survive?’ both in a material (6th) and a spiritual (12th) way. So Donald Trump came across K1 in 1976, aged 30. In this year not only his career in real estate started to /really/ take off, but he also met his first wife-to-be Ivana, who later became the mother of his first 3 children.

Ok, now fast forward to 2012, when Trump’s point of age progression met K2, the other end of this existential axis. In 2011 he had considered running against Obama in the 2012 election and had him accused of not being born in the United States to discredit him. Obama ridiculed Trump practically in front of the nation at a White House press dinner hosted by the Washington Post, by presenting his american birth certificate and thus proving Trump wrong. It was widely thought, that this might be the end to Trump’s political ambitions. But this hit home in Trumps most vulnerable spot: he has Chiron in Libra in the 3rd house (the house related to communication), conjunct Jupiter (who is exaggerating everything he touches), which translates in having problems with the media and in general one’s own education, knowledge and communication abilities. A placement like this can also make the individual quite obsessive about gathering information about himself. Combined with the placement of his Mercury – who is the planet related to communication – which is in Cancer, this explains his quite emotional tantrums AND on top of all that his Mercury is square Neptune, which is astrologically one of the most telling signs for a) a very imaginative storyteller or b) a pathological liar.

At this point you might ask ‘Ok, interesting, but what has all of that to to with K2?’ Now in my theory – so close before this 2nd point of ‘to be, or not to be’, Trump was so desperate ‘to be (best)’ that he even told lies about the President. But there are red flags you’d better not ignore: at the time of the press dinner transiting retrograde Saturn was spot on the cusp of Trump’s 3rd house, stopping the liar cold in his tracks.

Interesting about his K2 is, that it is conjunct Trump’s natal Saturn and Venus conjunction in the first degrees of the 12th house. This placement seems to me to work sometimes in a ‘love’s labour’s lost’ way. You can either become a winner or a failure, there is not much in between. Difficulties arise around money and / or love relations. Their placement in the 12th house signales that there is a sort of mental prison around these issues and a deep seated fear of losing money, love and control.

We have seen in the past what power transiting Saturn has. In January 2020 transiting Saturn will team up with transiting Pluto and they will both be in exact opposition to Trumps natal Saturn. This will be already felt some months prior, in fact, it has just begun in my opinion. Saturn is famous for finally ending things, Pluto is the planet of renewal and rebirth. Trumps natal Pluto is in the 12th house – you could interpret this as ‘powerful enemies in disguise’. I won’t make predictions, but this is no easy-peasy transit but of ‘big bang’ quality.

A final interesting find: I had the notion to look up Melania’s chart for clues, as surely she would be most affected, if Trump indeed ‘goes down’. In this very moment (and for quite some time) transiting Uranus is (and will be) conjunct Melania’s Sun. This transit stands for one of the most revolting times of ones life. One of wild instability and chaos, more real than ever and limitations placed upon the individual (by themselves or others) might be blown away. This aspect is also one of the most liberating. We’ll see, what she will make of it.

Never in my wildest dreams I would have thought, that someone like Trump would inspire me to spend quite some time to look into all of this … but his Sun is conjunct my Moon and his Moon is opposite my Moon, while his Leo Mars is opposite my Aquarius Sun – all of this is apparently a real trigger 😉


Pain is just the first step. Or is it?

With my upcoming Chiron return – although it’s a little delayed due to Chiron retrograding at the moment – I spent quite an amount of musing about his part in relationship astrology. Sadly, my mentor in this field – Dawn Bodrogi – has passed away in November, before finishing her long-awaited book ‘Beyound the Wound’ on Chiron in Synastry.

I remember one of our talks about someones Mars being spot on my Chiron – she said that this was one of the most compelling and also most painful aspects. ‘He will hurt you. I’ll guarantee that.’ And so he did, in a very male/martian way. In the aftermath, I don’t know what made me so calm about it. Was it, because the whole thing felt like a part of my rebirth / healing process? She also said, that the Chiron person is usually the one, that is ‘spirtually more evolved’ and capable of going the extra mile, although there is no guarantee that it’ll pay off in the long run.

As I’m about to change a lot of things in my life at the moment, I thought of engaging more in astrology again, because the subject never failed to fascinate me over the last 34 years. Which says a lot about someone with Virgo rising, a Gemini Moon and Mercury / Sun in Aquarius, I guess 😉

So, for my own Chiron studies, I’d like to invite everyone to share their hurtful/healing relationship experiences with me. Chiron’s hurts are the one of the soul, not physical. If you want to participate, just send me your birth dates (date, time, place) and the one of the person you suspect you’re having (or had) a ‘chironic’ relationship with. I’ll check if Chiron is indeed involved and get back to you – either with a short explanation if your problems aren’t/weren’t caused by Chiron, or – if Chiron is involved in a significant way – further questions about how it all played out for you.
Also I’m interested in your personal Chiron-return storys. Chiron (in transit) returns to the place he is in your birthchart at a given point between age 49 – 51. Around ten years later followed by the more commonly known 2nd Saturn return which is also a pretty challenging time for most people.

My theory about the connection between these two major transits at the moment is: if you handled the Chiron return wisely and came to terms with your ‘inner wound’ – the 2nd Saturn return will find you prepared. If not … and this is just a shot in the dark at this point from my personal view – it might be a time, when both themes will show up on your doorstep. Your Chiron’s placement indicates where your soul is wounded and vulnerable – while Saturn represents your (karmic) fears.

Without pain, we’d never know what happiness feels like – and sometimes we just need to overcome our fears and be brave enough for the first step out of our comfort zone. It can hurt, but there is so much to be gained.


Saturn and Endings … for my ‘Papa’

My dad died about 3 weeks ago. He had been ill for some years, after surviving tongue-cancer in 2005, he was diagnosed with COPD. But he was unable to quit smoking. And so, on a warm evening in July, a beautiful sunset glowing outside his hospital window, he closed his eyes forever while his 2nd wife Nina and I were holding his hands.

When I arrived, the man lying in that ‘intensive care’ bedroom only barely resembled the one I had visited (in the same room) just 2 days ago. Who was curious to see my new tattoo and insisted that I showed it to the (also tattoed) nurse that entered. Who sang ‘I can’t get no …’ when I said, that I had tickets for the Stones in autumn and told me, that he saw them at the famous Berlin Waldbühne gig back in the 60s…

But now he was already far away, laying motionless, looking right through me and Nina was still trying to pull him back with words. She said ‘you promised me 20 years – it hasn’t been 20 years yet’. I understood that my part was to help him to ‘let go’. So I told him, that I was there and that my sister, my mum and whonot (I said all the names aloud) knew that I was with him at this moment and that they all were thinking of him right now, and that he shouldn’t make it too hard for him and just let go. And then he went. So silent that we only realized that he was gone, when the doctor took my hand and said he was sorry, but that at least he’d died painless and without suffocating (which had been his greatest fear during the last 2 years) and with two of his closest family members at his side.

When I went home, I made a horoscope for his deathdate and had a sudden realization about that Saturn transit currently opposite my natal Moon. You only have these transits every 28 years and the last time, Saturn was in that exact position, my grandfather had died. Saturn makes rules and regulations and can also stand for ultimate endings. So, his opposition to my Moon seems to be some sort of marker for the end of a soul-connection. In my father’s chart, transiting Saturn was exactly conjunct his natal Chiron – his ‘wound’ and sore spot, while transiting Neptune was exactly opposite his natal Saturn – ‘dream’ opposing ‘reality’. So that also means that my dad’s Chiron was opposite my Moon – my last words to him might explain our relationship ‘You didn’t made it easy for us, but I was always proud of you. I love you.’. He was a difficult man, an artist, a painter, sex’n’drugs’n’rock’n’roll but he always said that the best things he’d ‘done’ in his life were my sister and me.

Last time, Saturn was opposite my Moon, one man left and then a new one entered my live. So let’s see if history’s repeating.

‘I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain, coming down a sunny day?’


Winter is coming …

Tomorrow the Sun will move into Cancer and we’ll experience the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. Which also means that from now on the days will get shorter again and – yes – winter is coming …

As my natal Moon is in the last degrees of Gemini I always feel this ‘change of season’ in my soul. This year even more so as Saturn is currently in a Position exactly opposite my Moon. The last time it has been in this exact spot was 29 years ago, in the summer in which I got married.

So I’d like to interpret this as a time of serious and longterm decisions about my future and most of all my soul’s happiness. Saturn is currently retrograde and so he was opposite my Moon in the beginning and will be opposite my Moon again at the end of this year, before he finally ‘moves on’. So I have this whole timeframe to properly prepare for ‘winter’.

People with their Sun or Moon in the last 10 degrees of Virgo and Pisces might experience this as a very hard time as Saturn is squaring their natal planets and this will mostly be felt as unwelcome boundaries to body & soul. Whereas the ones with their Sun or Moon in the last degrees of the Fire and Air signs (Aries / Leo / Sagittarius and Aquarius / Gemini / Libra) might be provided with a helpful set of ‘new rules’ or facing lifechanging reality checks.

In fact it finally seems that things are about to fall into place for me. With a price I’m willing to pay.

Happy midsummer to all of you out there.



When Neptune meets Saturn … Diamonds & Rust

Well I’ll be damned
Here comes your ghost again
But that’s not unusual
It’s just that the moon is full

(Joan Baez • Diamonds and Rust)

Long time no post … but the first full moon of the new year seems to be a good time to come out of the silence.

My own personal dance of Neptune & Saturn is again in full swing. Transformation of ‘what was’ into ‘what can be’ has been set into motion about three weeks ago. Neptune adds enough vagueness to give Saturn time to muse about realities. I have changed during the last half year under their influence. My sister told me some days ago, my new years chakra theme will be the indigo or 5th chakra … so ‘enlightenment’ is kind of in sight. And that’s how it feels like. Whether I’ll discover diamonds or rust. I’m in love and he ‘who is so good with words and at keeping things vague’ is ‘in love too, maybe on another plane, but as deeply’ … not the worst way to head into a new year.

Ramused went to see ‘Love, Love, Love’ in NYC and sent me a spare keychain she had obtained, which arrived two days prior to christmas.
So ‘Love, Love, Love’ for all of you out there for 2017, despite all that shit swirling around the planet at the moment.


upps … or: You and Me and Karma makes Three

Sometimes it seems a whole lotta karma can be set in motion with the slightest of triggers. In my case this was a very short word. Well technically not even a real word. Just ‘upps’ (german for ‘whoops’).

It took me some time to figure out the astrological triggers. Rather unsurprisingly all four of the ‘usual suspects’ were involved – namely Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Now, this is something that shakes you to the core and turns your world upside down. I had a long talk with N.Y. based astrologer Dawn Bodrogi about this and she said “everything is in motion and changing, it’s funny that you’re sounding completely calm about it”. In a way I really am. In a way I’m not. But I’m trying to make the most of it. The road to enlightenment and / or personal evolution isn’t straight. There is no ‘finish line’ in sight. Maybe it’s behind the next corner. Maybe not. But if I don’t keep moving on, I’ll never know.

While musing about my chart I was doodling planetary symbols and had – out of the blue – the idea to get a very special tattoo befitting this whole situation. I’ve been fascinated with tattoos since my dad got one, when I was about 12. I made it a rule, that every idea that got into my head had to last at least for half a year. With my erratic Gemini moon – so far – none of them did. But since the fascination for astrology is as old as the one for tattoos for me, this seems to be a solid enough basis 😉

The idea I finally came up with consists of the symbols for Neptune, Infinity and Saturn. As it’s an infinite task to successfully combine one’s dreams with reality. One or the other will always get in the way or have the upper hand – at least for a while. And then the dance begins anew.

When I made the final sketch – which I’m about to discuss with a local tattoo artist in mid april – I suddenly realized, that the little, not even real word ‘upps’ somehow made its way in the drawing as well. Karma is some cunning bitch.