Trumpty Dumpty, About to Fall...
30 September 2016, 2 p.m. PDT
Any moment this weekend, polls taken since the Sept. 26
will publish their results. For Trump supporters, this couldn't
come at a worse time for their candidate.
We may not appreciate it right now, but we are witnessing perhaps the most colossal
failure of a public figure in modern times. Donald Trump is teetering on a precipice,
and he's only still upright now because it takes a few days until his dismal
Debate performance shows up in the more reliable, telephone-collected opinion polls.
Trump has been able to pretend that he won the Sept. 26 debate against
Hillary Clinton, even as so many news
outlets and even his own campaign staff have contradicted that assessment.
The coming spectacle, which will certainly play out on TV, may only compare to the
very public downfall of Saddam Hussein. I'm only talking about optics —
the sight of Hussein's 39-ft. statue being pulled down in a public square,
was highly symbolic, yet it got even better when the dictator was later
found hiding in a hole in the ground. Now in Trump's case,
we're talking about a Reality TV star. Somehow, in some way, Trump might top that!
Trumpty Dumpty, wants a big wall....
It's almost surreal — the nursery rhyme has come to life!
The candidate who has focused so much on a wall, is now about to take a great fall.
Trump followers and his loyal surrogates might say differently, but so many others
agree with Nate Silver, who predicts this weekend polls will
show Clinton pulling ahead.
So this week, I just want to show how Astrology can demonstrate
this looming up ahead.
This time the interesting view is in the transits, and I think you
will agree that the assembling negativity is
not only clear, but about to hit with both barrels.
Slow Mercury is speeding up and ready to square
Last week Mercury stationed in mid-Virgo and has been creeping back into gear
slowly but surely. Mercury began squaring the edges of Trump's Sun stellium
when it arrived at 17 Virgo Wednesday, as Trump bristled when he heard his own people
suggest he did poorly in Monday's debate. The online polls (so easily warped
by persistent supporters submitting multiple entries) still seemed close.
Why shouldn't he believe his own eyes? But you can see how,
framed in the dark red boxes, Mercury by Saturday will be squaring the heart of his
natal Lunar Eclipse, first an elbow to his Moon, and next day, a left hook to his Sun.
That is news that's gonna hurt!
Transiting Sun square Trump's Mercury. If Nate Silver is close to
correct, the first poll results should arrive Saturday afternoon, when the transiting
Sun gives Trump's Cancer Mercury a sharply pointed poke (bright green boxes).
This heralds a day that one might really regret saying something, or maybe everything
one said, like at a debate.
Might we see him
shimmy and waver on that precipice?
Next Week Should be Interesting, Too
If it looks bad on Saturday and Sunday, when Trump learns his poll numbers are sliding,
and public opinion is fraying, what's next? We might
easily guess. Just yesterday (Thursday), it was reported that
his Trump Foundation is not
registered to accept donations in the State of New York. And another story
broke that Trump violated the law when his company representatives
traveled to Cuba and spent money during the embargo.
Trump's surrogates are getting such a workout, trying to defend their boss,
that campaign manager Kerryanne Conway accidentally tripped up
and admitted on CNN that Trump in fact did spend money illegally
By Tuesday, there might be some governmental response to these two allegations.
What might Tuesday bring?
Marker of Disaster, Vesta, bears down on his Venus.
Mercury has moved on after wreaking its damage, but
large asteroid Vesta has finally arrived
conjunct Trump's Venus. You may have already noted how his
natal Venus/Saturn has been besieged by
How is Vesta so key? Because as I elaborate in
this article on Vesta, when the second-largest Asteroid hits you personally,
you are cleaning up the huge mess you just got yourself into.
- Sesquiquadrates from Saturn and Neptune: "I am being audited
so I can't release my tax returns." Saturn is his fearful
reluctance to reveal his tax returns,
and Neptune is the lie he uses to avoid it; it's a lie as
has confirmed he can release them during an audit.
- Squares from Eris and Uranus: his trumpeting that Others (Eris) are out to destroy America (Uranus, representative of sudden attacks and a perversion of brotherhood)
- A persistent semisquare from a very slow North Node: Trump's high negatives (nodes:
That this all centers on Venus makes sense, as
that's where Trump has issues: with his wealth (not releasing his tax returns), his history of bankruptcies, his frequent refusal to pay those who provided
him services, as well as Venus as representative of women. His often insensitive
and many times downright insulting comments about women is well represented by
his Venus under such overwhelming fire.
Transiting Sun moves a few degrees, to semisquare Trump's Mars.
Get into the root cellar! Or find a sturdy desk or table, because
mid-week, Trump is going to blow a gasket.
Certainly this whets our appetite for what will follow, including the
second debate on October 9th.
Just a few days after the second debate, we will reach a date I mentioned
in an earlier "Trump is Toast" piece, when transiting Mercury squares
Mars for the third time in the last 2 months. Coming four days after
the second matchup between Trump-Clinton, October 13th might be when additional
poll results will wobble Mr. Trump's
precarious footing a little more.
But again, despite any good outlook here or elsewhere, you must be sure to
Today's "Trump Is Toast" is dedicated to my father, Abraham A. Joseph,
who would have been exactly 93 years old to the minute at the time this post
was released (born 5 p.m. ET, Sept. 30, 1923). My dad Abe would have seen through
a con man like Donald Trump, and if alive, would not only be voting for Hillary
Clinton, but be working at his local polling place on Election Day. That said, Dad
was also a fan of Joe Biden for president. He passed away in June 2001, blessedly
missing out on experiencing September 11. Miss you, Dad.
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