Bringing a stray kitten into the home a year ago has proven a challenge. The cat food and litter budget doubled, the poop in the litter boxed tripled at first as kitten developed into cat and not a few personal items have been destroyed. The new kitten likes to play, play, play yet fate put this wild one in the path of two old ladies – one human, one feline. Kitten doesn’t appear to need sleep but his roommates need a lot.
Most troubling, though, is that there is yet another set of political opinions. Three political viewpoints in one household can make it quite cramped.
For instance, the new kitten is an avid supporter of President Donald Trump. And I quote:
“I like him because he likes to have fun.”
Is that a reason for a man to be president? According to the kitten, yes.
“The people in this country are too literal and puritan. If you believe you only live once, why wouldn’t you have more fun? It makes no sense to me.”
The kitten turned a deaf ear as I explained that many people in this country do have fun but if you want to have fun all the time you probably should pick a different career than president. I went on to inform born-yesterday kitten that the role of the US in the world was mighty important and that a serious and responsible leader was critical to world peace.
Before I finished my explanation, I noticed that kitten had darted off. Where was he?
Playing with a stink bug.
Jupiter in Sagittarius
Jupiter will transit into Sagittarius in early November and travel through the sign for a year. As the avid readers of OHA are aware, Jupiter expands what it finds.
In the chart of US President Donald Trump, Jupiter will find many friends. Natal Pluto and Mars in Leo will be trine. Natal Neptune and Jupiter in Libra will be sextile. Natal moon in Sagittarius will be conjunct. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter so when conjunct Trump’s moon it will feel at home.
Trump will have added energy. He’ll be Trump-ier.
Trump’s natal moon in Sagittarius opposes natal sun in Gemini conjunct Uranus. When you see the energetic, bold, impulsive, outspoken Trump, you’re seeing this opposition (a Virgo rising adds the critical nature). Each one of those three planets involved alone would have a strong curiosity, desire for stimulation and articulate nature. Combined there’s so much energy it’s like one of those holiday sparklers that shoots sparks out in all directions.
When Jupiter expands upon this, there may be a point where some of this energy bursts from excess. Moon in Sagittarius can be indulgent as the moon is reactive and Sagittarius is expansive and not strong in discipline. While Sagittarius thinks about the big picture and is interested in following its beliefs, the day-to-day monotony of discipline creates boredom and even depression.
Jupiter and the Liver
Astrologically, Jupiter rules the liver. According to Astrologicalsociety.us:
In medical astrology, Jupiter rules the liver, and there is much to be said of this relationship. Just as Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system, the liver is the largest organ in the body. The liver has a great many functions: it helps us digest and absorb our food by secreting bile; it stores and distributes excess nourishment; it filters out toxic material; and it helps us form and break down blood. The planet Jupiter also performs vital functions in our lives, some of which are similar to the liver. It is wisdom gained from digesting and absorbing experiences, so that we grow from our mistakes. It is also the wisdom not to repeat damaging (toxic) mistakes.
After two years as US president, has Trump digested and absorbed experiences?
The US Election was brought to you by Saturn in Sagittarius. While Jupiter is the expansion principle, Saturn is the contracting principle. Trump was elected with transiting Saturn conjunct the moon. That suggests some controls on the impulsive nature, however unapparent. With Jupiter, the controls are being lifted. The liver may be taxed with extremes – first restraint and then excess.
Will a year of Jupiter transiting Sagittarius purge President Trump of toxins for a clean and healthy liver? Or will he consume too much and become liverish?
Liverish is an old-fashioned term. Withoutlimitshealth.com (dot au) describes it this way:
Have you ever woken up and felt on edge, frustrated and irritable, possibly angry for no apparent reason? This is what I would call ‘liverish’ it is a sign that your liver is under stress.
Why does the liver become stressed?
The liver is like a one stop shop with multiple things happening at any given time. If you do not take care of your body then you load the liver up with too much to do on any given day so that the liver will struggle to perform all the tasks needed to be accomplished in one day, creating a long list of things to do and fatigue settles in for the long haul.
The liver processes not just food and alcohol toxins but also stress toxins:
We have to think about how our society is heading in the future, we are creating environments of stress in the workplace, at schools and at home, we are constantly stressing our liver.
On the website nutritionstudies.org, the liver in Chinese medicine is explained. “Early February is considered the beginning of Spring and the liver and gallbladder are the paired organs that relate to this season.”
By Chinese medicine, President Trump will need to be careful in these months not to eat and drink (and stress) to excess. If he doesn’t keep his liver in balance, he may feel the effects as described on the website:
When the liver and gallbladder are imbalanced they are described as stagnant or stuck. That means the energy is not smoothly moving through them. Some of the many physical and emotional symptoms of this imbalance include: headaches, teeth grinding, eye issues (especially the right eye), feeling hot all the time, pms, fibroids, prostate inflammation, irritability, anger, impatience, hip pain, thyroid issues, toenail discoloration (especially yellow and large toes), waking up between 1am and 3am and feeling restless, an overall feeling of being stuck in one’s life and more.
President Trump’s tweets may provide insight into his health. Chinese medicine describes each two-hour increment of the day as being ruled by an organ. Does Trump tweet during the time of the Liver (1 am – 3 am)?
According to this Business Insider article, Trump’s highest tweet time (using the Chinese two-hour increments) is between 7 am – 9 am – the time of the Stomach. In astrology, the sign Cancer rules the stomach. Trump has Saturn conjunct Venus in that sign. Saturn conjunct Venus is a difficult aspect for the social and love life. Often there is a feeling of rejection and in Cancer a feeling of not belonging.
That Trump tweets most during the Time of the Stomach means he’s processing his sense of rejection and not belonging, possibly while eating which stirs the stomach energy.
Jupiter transiting Sagittarius will create an inconjunct aspect in Trump’s chart. According to Café Astrology, planets inconjunct simply don’t understand each other. As Jupiter expands in Trump’s chart, we may find Saturn and Venus feeling nauseated and potentially getting ill.
The second highest time period for Trump’s tweets is the time of the Large Intestine (3 am – 5 am) and third highest time is the time of the Bladder (3 pm – 5 pm).
Trump’s tweets clearly come from the digestive system.
President Trump’s Liver Year
While Jupiter is transiting Sagittarius and conjunct Trump’s natal moon, President Trump will have to guard against excess which can inflict damage upon the liver. Trump’s tweet times suggests that his digestion is causing him trouble and keeping a healthy liver will be essential to proper digestion.
If not, we may see more late-hour tweets – from 1 am to 3 am with “liverish” content.