With the UK leaving the EU after their Brexit vote and Trumpism triumphant in the US, a wave of reactionary populism is sweeping the Western world. Several European countries face crucial elections this year, including the Netherlands, France and Germany.
Clearly, the political apprentice in question is Donald J. Trump, who simply can’t seem to absorb the steep learning curve of the new job he holds.
When Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died on February 13, 2016, it took Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell less than three hours to state that Republicans would not allow President Barack Obama to fill the vacant seat, despite the fact he still had eleven months left to his term.
As defined by the Twentieth Amendment to the US Constitution, passed in 1933, each administration begins at 12 noon on January 20th of the year following a presidential election. Thus, all US administrations (unless they succeed mid-term due to the death or resignation of a sitting president) have essentially the same structural dimensions: a Sun at 0 Aquarius conjunct a late Capricorn Midheaven and a mid-Taurus Ascendant.