D-Day (Donald Day)

On his recent trip to Normandy to celebrate the anniversary of D-Day, the media pointed out that US President Donald Trump acted appropriately for the occasion.

So what?

It’s a pet peeve, I’ll admit, what I call the “Underachiever Game.” It goes like this. You constantly underachieve by opposition, laziness, avoidance or plain incompetence. Then, one day, you do what you are supposed to be doing and suddenly you are awarded a gold star.

You know, like the colleague who socializes from Monday morning through Friday afternoon then works “overtime” to get the big project done – the one that could have been done Tuesday morning. But when you deliver on Tuesday morning, then those around you give you more work. So the Underachiever Game involves having the minimum output for the maximum input. It’s clever, I admit.


So President Trump did what is normally required of the role of President of the United States – he acted like an adult. Clearly Trump has issues with adulthood which is why, I suppose, there is so little mention of his birthday. Birthdays mean aging and aging means death.

Donald Trump is 73 this year. He’s 73 today. Today is his birthday.

Happy birthday, Mr. President.

Solar Return

Your “birthday” is called in astrology your “solar return.” The sun returns to the spot where it was when you were born.

A solar return chart is cast for the time you were born had it been on this year’s birthday. I’ve found the solar return chart is a good indication of the themes of the year (birthday-to-birthday).

As you’ve read here on OHA, this is Trump’s “Liver Year” with transiting Jupiter in Sagittarius conjunct his natal moon. As Trump’s natal horoscope is filled with air and fire energy, Jupiter expands this and Trump, for all of his frowning belligerence, most likely enjoys the constant action and reaction.

The solar return suggests more “liver.” Jupiter will not pass into Capricorn until the end of the year adding to an abundance of earth energy in the skies (Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus). Trump is filled with air and fire so would find earth a slow-down and, frankly, kind of boring.

This year’s solar return also contains quite a bit of water which represents emotion and connection. On this day, transiting Mercury and Mars are in Cancer, the moon is in Scorpio and Neptune is in Pisces. Trump has some water in his horoscope, but unfortunately one of the planets in water is Saturn suggesting a feeling of not belonging.

Possibly Trump’s normal behavior in Europe is the beginning of a desire to truly connect with others. This solar return moon in Scorpio is opposing (widely) Uranus in Taurus. So he will probably, as is his pattern, vacillate between trying to feel for others and creating a solid boundary.

The air and fire in Trump’s chart loves people and connecting with people but in a fun, inspiring or light way – talking about an idea, enjoying sports together, traveling – these are the ways he has been connecting. Visiting a cemetery is a new way to connect, one that brings up feelings of sadness rather than inspiration.

The solar return moon in Scorpio (in the third house) can also become obsessive. In the third house, it’s obsession with others in the environment, possibly a sexual or emotional obsession. It can also be suspicious and overly questioning of the motives of others.

Yes, as President of the United States, there are people out to get you. It’s true. But there are also people who just want to say hi.

While Trump’s natal Saturn is in Cancer suggesting that he feels like an outsider in his family, his Venus is also in this sign suggesting that family is also the greatest pleasure. This solar return Trump may spend more time with his family and less time with friends. Neptune transiting his 7th house also suggests that there is a family member with issues involving emotions or substance abuse.

Hopefully at age 73, Trump will begin to feel that he belongs. Maybe he will understand that he is one of us, one of the Americans. Maybe if he felt a sense of belonging, he wouldn’t relate so much to our enemies.


About ohioastrology

I'm just another soul trying to make sense of the world. As I've grown, so has my understanding of astrology. I'd like to communicate that astrology is not occult and not fortune-telling but that it is a fluid, creative description of the life we choose to live.
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