|In 2016, Trump came, saw, conquered|
Donald Trump is expected to survive the impeachment trial in the Senate, which will likely take place in January 2020. His own chart suggests difficulty for close partnerships during most of 2020 and into mid 2021. However, transit-to-natal contacts will be easier after February 2020. It is therefore not straight forward to predict that he retains his office. However, based on the national horoscope, such an outcome becomes quite likely. Aside from the fact that he enjoys the advantages of being an incumbent, potentially being able to incur the goodwill of his voters by doing things they agree with, a more important rationale is the fact that the tensions in national affairs are seen to wind down for the country as a whole in early 2020. Such an outcome would be unlikely if Congress removed him from office, as that would be expected to create intense unhappiness among his political base. Accordingly, he will likely prevail and the political revolution he ushered in a few years ago will likely continue after the elections on November 3, 2020. However, the transit influences on election night suggest a subdued sense of victory, reflecting the weariness associated with the domestic rancor during most of his first term. Moreover, difficulty is foreseen for the country as the year ends, possibly linked to an adverse foreign policy development, or a setback for the economy.
Rahu remains in Gemini and Ketu in Sagittarius until September 20, 2020.
From May to July 2020, the transit nodes will become stationary at 5° Gemini and 12th house and Sagittarius and 6th house. As the nodes will not form aspects in the SAMVA USA chart, its effect will likely be less. However, after the Rahu
enters Taurus, its sign of exaltation, and the 11th house, and transit Ketu enters Scorpio, its exaltation sign, and the 5th house, thetransit nodes will become stationary from November 2020 to January 2021 at 26° Taurus and 11th house and Scorpio and 5th house – on top of natal 8th lord Saturn at 26° 46‘ Scorpio and 5th house. As this transit coincides with the transit conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter at around 6° Capricorn, some military involvement is possible. Financial markets could also become spooked at that time, resulting in a correction.
|Advances in flight likely|
- the conjunction of the malefics occurred in the least malefic 6th house, lessening the scope for serious setback, even if involving transit 8th lord Saturn, the lord of obstacles and endings, and Ketu, the lord of sudden and explosive events.
- the actions of the US President Trump, indicated by the Sun in the chart, by backing away from the precipice of war with Iran on June 20, 2019, and again, by removing US troops from Syria in October, may have prevented unknown horrors. While the sub-period of Saturn was operating, it was likely the influence of the major period of Sun that reduced the scope for major adverse events in the country. The President also showed strength in the face of a determined opposition, lessening the political upheaval in the country during the tense times.