A Jungian therapist friend of mine who also studied astrology made the observation that sometimes due to inadvertent inadequate caregiving the baby, toddler or small child might not incarnate enough to embody their own astrological map.
In trying to understand Donald Trump, with all due respect, I wonder is this the case with him?
In his rhetoric and speech one hears blatant arrogance devoid of any sense of guilt or care, which he expresses in degrading, threatening inflammatory statements.
I find this alarming and it deeply concerns me that this Electoral President, elected by the Electoral College, but not the popular vote of the people of this country, has no sense of awareness of the presence of the other.
A definite overlay of Narcissism with unresolved borderline disorder issues at its core. And so my thoughts and concerns about Donald Trump as President of these United States, is that the hurts and vulnerabilities cloistered behind a wall of arrogance is a much deeper complexity than narcissisum.
Perhaps not receiving the necessary emotional holding that infants need & must have so that they develop the ability to empathize with another may then be lost there.
Then healthy and necessary human connections and relationships are not possible. Respect, honor and considerations of the other are not possible. ( Albeit with hard and good work this dilemma can be healed.)
Donald Trump along with many others who hold jobs that hold great power and yet lack the maturity, trust and connection to realities shared by caring humane peoples and understood by most is concerning to me.
So I ponder, how do I as an astrologer use his chart to find that missing piece towards compassion, understanding and awareness of the other?
I don’t have the knowledge yet that would give me the insight and answers to those questions, however I look forward to delving into it and getting some ideas about it.
It is such a good rich question to be reflecting on via the vehicle of astrology at this profoundly transformational and challenging time we are journeying through.
What planetary influences inner & outer would support the transformation of insensitive, indifferent cruelty into empathy, mercy, compassion, understanding and kind heartedness.
The way I see it the answers do reside within.
However, should it be that Trump and many others like him are not interested in healing, growth and transformation. Well then, “…the only Angel who sees us now watches through each other’s eyes…..”as Ricky Lee Jones has so succinctly said in her wise Scorpionic way.
I see that by using the placements of planets along with the transits that then astrology acts as a revealing , insightful tool and can be a source of comfort as if it were a note in a musical symphony serving to harmonize into humanization humanity via the reconnection to Soul via the emotional part of our being hood so as to be held within a healthy body & healthy mind within a stable, comforting wakeful aliveness of just being.
As far as Mr Donald Trump goes, I like what Edward Snowden had to say. The way I heard him so eloquently express it is that it is not about the President Elect or anyone external to ourselves, but rather it is about each and every one of us.
And that it is through our caring about, yearning for and respecting ourselves and our other fellow beings that this along with being fully awake and fully present aligns us to that with which we then begin to embody.
It is the sweet deliciousness of life.
It is that which we need, want and must create for our selves and others.
This then brings into creation that which we need and design and create for ourselves. New relevant structures needed and necessary and quite efficient that supports a sustainable life via sustainable incomes, enabling with integrity the blessing of liberty, the reality of equality and joy in our respectful pursuit of happiness.