The Fall and Future of Trump

First order of business – Donald Trump was defeated by Joe Biden in the 2020 US Presidential Election and I called it officially in my paper which I published on November 25th 2019 here. I doubled down with an explainer article on April 16th 2020 here. And then before results rolled in on Election Day, I released my paper on Joe Biden’s Zodiacal Releasing here. So yeah. I called it.

As an astrologer, as an American citizen and as a human being, I am enormously grateful for this development. I am especially heartened for Kamala Harris’ history-making achievement as the first African-American and Asian-American woman to be vice president-elect. To round out this victory lap, here is the quickest and dirtiest explanation of how I arrived at the prediction I made, and why I was confident enough to make it public.

The Fall of Trump

In 2016, Zodiacal Releasing from the Lot of Spirit did not seem to account for Trump’s high profile or his 2016 election victory. I was dumbfounded by the stark mismatch between the cadency of his periods and the reality of what happened. After the 2016 election, I discovered that his life actually made a lot more sense if we reversed the position of his Lots because it changed which signs are angular to Fortune, and that there was textual justification for doing this in the works of Hellenistic astrologers Valens and Serapio. What was previously a lackluster cadent period in 2016 became a blockbuster angular period in 2016 after this reversal.

What I had previously studied as his Fortune releasing was now recontextualized as his Spirit releasing. Once I dug further into Trump’s biography, I noticed an interesting pattern: Every time he had previously run for President, he dropped out when the signs Capricorn (♑︎) and Aries (♈︎) were both present on L1, L2, L3 or L4. I nicknamed it the Humiliation/Drop Out Sequence.

Election Cycle Campaign End/Drop Out Date ZR sequence from the adjusted Lot of Spirit in Aquarius
1988 10/22/1987 ♓︎-♐︎-♑︎-♈︎
2000 2/14/2000 ♈︎-♑︎-♉︎-♌︎
2012 5/16/2011 ♊︎-♊︎-♑︎-♈︎
2012 (yes, a 2nd time) 2/2/2012 ♊︎-♊︎-(♑︎)-♈︎

He also declined to run or was demoted from positions under other Capricorn periods.

Event Timeframe/Date ZR sequence from the adjusted Lot of Spirit in Aquarius
Trump declines to run in 2014 NY Governor Election 10/13/2013 ♊︎-♋︎-(♑︎)-(♑︎)
Trump removed from student leadership position “a month” into the school year in the fall of 1963″, late September/early October ♒︎-♑︎-(♑︎)

That’s when I realized that he would be re-encountering a Capricorn-Aries sequence under ♊︎-♑︎-♈︎ in 2020, and it would just so happen to take place over the 2020 election! Not only that, but according to the fractal organization of time inherent to the technique, I knew that ♊︎-♑︎-♈︎ in October-November 2020 would be the macrocosmic analogue of ♊︎-♊︎-♑︎-♈︎ from May 16th 2011, the day he dropped out of the 2012 race. So his 2011 drop out was a very straightforward  precursor/foreshadowing to the days after the 2020 election.

There was another smaller analogue to the meaning of the 2020 election. On April 30th 2020, Trump was mandated by law to create a presidential transition team in case he lost to Joe Biden. That took place under ♊︎-♑︎-♑︎-♈︎. So I had these correspondences all building up toward his current period like a long wave gathering steam.

Event Date ZR sequence from the adjusted Lot of Spirit in Aquarius
Dropped out of the 2012 race 5/16/2011 ♊︎-♊︎-♑︎-♈︎
Began presidential transition team in case he lost the 2020 election to Biden 4/30/2020 ♊︎-♑︎-♑︎-♈︎
Lost the 2020 election to Biden 11/7/2020 ♊︎-♑︎-♈︎-♑︎

Sort of hilariously, there is a doubling up of the L1 and L2 periods which should majorly emphasize the overall theme of the times…

Inauguration Day 1/20/2021 ♊︎-♑︎-♊︎-(♑︎)

Naturally, it’s the day he leaves, because this whole Gemini-Capricorn period is ultimately about Trump leaving this role of President behind.

Even when releasing from his adjusted Lot of Fortune in Pisces, he has experienced significant rejection at these Capricorn periods. In fact, here is what happened to him when he went under the exact same periods on Fortune as he did on Spirit for the 2020 election:

Event Date ZR sequence from the adjusted Lot of Fortune in Pisces
New Jersey rejects Trump’s casino license renewal in light of Taj Mahal bankruptcy 4/11/1991 ♊︎-♑︎-♈︎-♑︎


From the perspective of Fortune and Spirit then, the Gemini-Capricorn periods highlighted his worst business failure from Fortune (the Taj Mahal Casino) and his worst political failure from Spirit (the 2020 Election). So you can see I had repeated examples of the same sort of thing happening to him under similar sequences, even across different Lots. The strength of this prediction is that it is totally independently verifiable. Anyone, even a devoted Trump fan, could match up the times he dropped out of presidential contests and see the pattern between them and come to a similar conclusion about the relationship between 2011 and 2020.

The Future of Trump

However, if all of this is right then we’d expect the rest to follow as well, and this is where things get pretty freaking weird. In the same way that his birther campaign in 2011 foreshadowed his chaotic presidency and defeat in 2020, then his political activities in late 2011/early February 2012 should be meaningful going forward as well. So what happened?

After he quit the 2012 race in total disgrace on May 16th 2011, he regretted it immediately and began plotting on how he could re-enter the race. He “wrote” his book “Time to Get Tough: Making America #1 Again”. Then, he formally left the Republican Party on December 21st 2011 and tried to run as an independent. He was extremely serious about doing this but he gained no traction and it had gotten too late in the race. Ultimately he had to quit the 2012 race again, this time on February 2nd 2012 in his endorsement of who else, but Mitt Romney. If past is prologue…

Microcosm Macrocosm
Announced 2012 run for President
Won 2016 presidential election
Quit 2012 run for President
Lost 2020 presidential election
Left the GOP for independent run for President
New political party? Trump 2028?
Dropped independent run for President
Loses 2028 election?

…then should Trump still be alive, I expect him to break off from the Republican Party in November 2027, attempting to start his own party and make an independent run for President before crashing and burning in the 2028 election. If Trump tried to run again, one would think it would be in 2024, so why do these periods come back in 2028? He’ll be 82 years old! At this time that seems wholly unlikely, but we also have to consider that for how Uranian Trump’s chart is (Sun conjunct Uranus/Moon opposite Uranus), Uranus’s return to Gemini in that time should be significant.

For now, let’s just savor this moment and prepare ourselves for the task of pressuring the incoming administration to get to work for all of its constituents for a more just, equitable and prosperous world.

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10 Replies to “The Fall and Future of Trump

    1. I’m not the first person to do this. The first that I know of is Curtis Manwaring, who figured out that a huge glaring inconsistency in Obama’s Spirit Zodiacal Releasing is resolved if you follow Valens’ rule about using the diurnal calculation at night when the Moon is below the horizon: https://astrology-x-files.com/x-files/election2012.html

      Here are other statements in the tradition which explain more about the Lots’ reversability or predominance: https://patrickwatsonastrology.com/flowchart-do-my-lots-of-fortune-and-spirit-switch/

  1. This is the most cogent and accurate prediction and explanation I’ve seen yet. Excited to dig further into understanding ZR more thoroughly. I still don’t get what inspired you to reverse the lots—damned genius, Patrick. Looking forward to watching your rising star in the astro world. Best to ya!

  2. Thank you Patrick. You are a real wizard. You make it all look so easy. That is a real gift. I was kind of hoping some jail time might be on the horizon. But he has never been there before. God bless him though for what he has forced us To see and do.

  3. Awesome article! impressive – so many astrologers around the globe had their prediction wrong. Its nice to know that traditional astrology has much to offer.

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