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Justice Comes for Trump

Well, the US Department of Justice, at any rate; we’ll see how the real thing plays out in time.

Yes, he’s done it again – Donald J. Trump has set another record!  Not content with being the first US President to lose the popular vote in both elections, the first to be twice impeached, the first to incite an insurrection against his own government, the first to be found liable in a sexual assault and defamation case, and the first to be indicted on state criminal charges, The Donald proudly becomes the first former prez to be indicted on federal criminal charges as well.

We got it straight from the horse’s ass’s mouth, in a posting on his hilariously-named Truth Social site at 7:21 PM EDT on 8 June 2023.  As usual, Trump likes to scoop himself (if you recall, he was the first to disclose the FBI search of his Mar-a-Lago residence last August, which led to this indictment, exactly eight months to the day).  And also as usual, Trump spun the charge to portray himself as the victim in the situation.

Set for Palm Beach, Florida, the chart features 7 Sagittarius rising, within orb of asteroid d’Arrest 9133 at 6 Sagittarius and Trump’s natal asteroid Troemper 28130 at 2 Sagittarius, also squaring transit Troemper at 3 Pisces.  That alone tells the tale, as d’Arrest indicates actual arrest, detention, charges filed or indictments, and Troemper is our celestial referent for Trump.  But there is, of course, much more.

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Trump himself was the first to announce his indictment, and his timing was impeccable, with asteroid d’Arrest (just what it sounds like) on the Ascendant, squared asteroid Troemper (our celestial referent for Trump) with Damocles (doom hanging overhead), Karma (paying for our misdeeds) and Saturn (punishment)

Like the Sun at 17 Gemini exactly conjoined Trump’s natal asteroid Themis 24, named for the Greek goddess of justice.  Talk about apt!  Not to be outdone, transit Themis at 11 Taurus, conjoined by her Roman counterpart and cohort asteroid Justitia 269 at 7 Taurus, squares Trump’s natal Pluto at 10 Leo, planetary ruler of criminality and devastating outcomes.  Rounding out this field is the Moon at 23 Aquarius, which earlier that day conjoined Trump’s natal Justitia at 18 Aquarius.

Setting on the 7 Gemini Descendant is asteroid Nemesis 128 at 10 Gemini, symbolizing ruin and destruction, often self-created.  Natal Nemesis at 16 Cancer is exactly squared by transit asteroid Records at 16 Libra, which, moreover, is at station, an embedded still point in the sky around which the chart revolves.  And records are the star of this story, in the indictments issued for Trump’s improper possession and retention of classified documents, violating the Presidential Records Act of 1978.

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Themis, Greek goddess of justice; incredibly, the Sun exactly conjoined Trump’s natal asteroid Themis the day the Justice Department issued the indictments, while transit Themis squared his natal Pluto, ruling criminal acts

While the indictment is currently sealed, we do know that there are seven charges, relating to violations of the Espionage Act, conspiracy to obstruct, and making false statements.  That’s a virtual litany of Neptune keywords, which includes espionage, conspiracy, and lying in its bailiwick.  Transit Neptune at 27 Pisces has been squaring Trump’s Sun for years, now moving off, but with this parting gift.  And currently conjoined by asteroid Jackschmitt 7749, a celestial rendering of Special Counsel Jack Smith (with “Schmitt” a German version of “Smith”) at 21 Pisces, we see the planet which also rules prisons and incarceration passing the baton to the man whose investigation has led to these charges.  Natal Neptune at 5 Libra is currently being hit by an exact sesquiquadrate from transit Uranus at 20 Taurus, and while the indictment was not unexpected, it certainly is disruptive, both Uranus keywords.  Natal asteroid Jackschmitt at 15 Aquarius was also transited by the Moon earlier that same day.  Just for good measure, the cosmos shows us asteroid Lie 26955 at 1 Gemini, conjoined transit Nemesis and the Descendant, defining once again deception as the issue at hand, as on more than one occasion Trump falsely asserted that he had returned all classified material in his possession.

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Documents taken from Mar-a-Lago at the FBI search there last August; asteroid Records was at station for the indictment charging Trump with violations of the Presidential Records Act, exactly squaring his natal asteroid Nemesis, representing ruin and self-undoing

There are other markers of the peril in which Trump finds himself.  An ongoing quadruple conjunction of Saturn, asteroid Karma 3811, Damocles 5335 and Troemper remains in effect, with Troemper and Damocles, that doom hanging overhead about to descend at any moment, now exact at 3 Pisces.  Apparently, that moment has come.  Saturn at 7 Pisces suggests punishment is in the offing, and Karma at 9 Pisces indicates that payment is due for prior transgressions.  All of these square transit Nemesis/Lie/Descendant and rest on the fulcrum of a T-Square with natal Troemper at 2 Sagittarius, defining just for whom the bell tolls.

Also of note, asteroid Palma 372, for Palm Beach, Florida, Trump’s current home town, closely conjoins the Sun from 18 Gemini, making Palm Beach the focus (Sun) of the day.  This pair is squared by asteroid Miames 27519 at 20 Virgo, for Miami, the venue where the indictment was registered.

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Special Counsel Jack Smith led the Justice Department investigation into Trump’s handling of classified material; natal asteroid Jackschmitt conjoins natal asteroid Justitia, named for the Roman goddess of justice, while transit asteroid Jackschmitt conjoins Neptune, ruling incarceration, and squares Trump’s natal Sun

Lastly, the Moon at 23 Aquarius exactly opposes Hybris 430 at 23 Leo, traveling with asteroid Hazard 9305 at 26 Leo.  Hybris is named for the Greek goddess of prideful arrogance, and the source of our word “hubris,” meaning excessive pride or dangerous self-confidence, defying the divine order.  In Greek myth, Hybris sets up mortals for a fall, encouraging them to overreach, and tag-teams with Nemesis, who provides retribution for their transgressions, and it’s stunning to find both asteroids so prominent in this chart, one with the Moon, the other on the Ascendant.  Here we see Hybris linked with Hazard, defined as a danger or jeopardy, putting something at risk; in this case, that would be Trump’s freedom.  Hybris and Hazard cluster on Trump’s natal 29 Leo Ascendant, affecting how others see him, but remain in his Twelfth House, ruling incarceration.

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Looking old and grim, Donald Trump faces yet another court battle that may see him in prison; if there’s any justice, he’ll serve time; doing so for mishandling documents is foreshadowed by natal Neptune (prison) squared Mercury (documents)

It’s been a long time coming, but we’re finally seeing those wheels of justice grinding, slowly, but ever so finely.

Alex Miller is a professional writer and astrologer, author of The Black Hole Book, detailing deep space points in astrological interpretation, and the forthcoming Heaven on Earth, a comprehensive study of asteroids, both mythic and personal. Alex is a frequent contributor to “The Mountain Astrologer”, “Daykeeper Journal”, and NCGR’s Journals and “Enews Commentary”; his work has also appeared in “Aspects” magazine, “Dell Horoscope”, “Planetwaves”, “Neptune Café” and “Sasstrology.” He is a past president of Philadelphia Astrological Society, and a former board member for the Philadelphia Chapter of NCGR.

5 comments, add yours.


Incredible as usual! I wonder when Republicans will get tired of him always playing the victim, always blaming others. It can’t always be someone else’s fault. Thanks for following this ongoing saga, Alex. Hopefully Justitia and Themis prevail!


At last! Karma and other asteroids meet Jack Smith’s announcement: the law will be applied. Michael Cohen just said he threw out his scratched teflon pan. Teflon Don is badly scratched and on his way to oblivion soon.


I’d just finished my own research looking at Solar Arc Saturn sitting right on top of his Moon-Saturn midpoint at 7 libra (Justice) then recalled Saturn is currently at 7 pisces & quincunx. Thanks to your work I now find there is an active asc axis of 7 sag-7 gem on arrest. All the 7’s huh?

Marjorie Manifold

Curious about the relationship of asteroids to fixed stars as concerns this progressed map. In his birth chart, Trump has fixed star Algol on his midheaven at 25’25 Taurus – nearly conjunct Justus at 2’19 Gemini, and in opposition to his Moon in Scorpio and Troemper in Sag. (Justice brings a downfall – i.e. ‘decapitates’ the crown from the head of the king?). Also Regulus at 29 Leo nearly conjunct his ascendant and the Asteroid America at 27’27 Leo in the 12th house (He claims ‘kingship’ of the nation that supposedly claims no king). What does the solar return have to say about the asteroids in relation to these two fixed star positions?

    Alex Miller


    hey, Marjorie! some good astro-sleuthing there! you can check out the solar return chart in general at that article, posted elsewhere on the site; specific to your question, there’s no huge tie-in to either Fixed Star point, nothing major conjoined or in hard aspect, but there is a Yod from Neptune and Pluto to Regulus/ASC at Apex, which is conjoined by asteroids Hybris (prideful arrogance) and Hazard (danger). it’s certain his pride has placed him in jeopardy, and may cause others to see him differently.

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