Kellyanne to the Rescue!
Most people consider their fiftieth birthday to be a milestone event, but for Kellyanne Conway, the day could not have been bigger. Conway turned fifty on January 20th, 2017, the day her boss Donald Trump was inaugurated the 45th president of the United Sates, something which would likely never have happened without her involvement.
Conway, a conservative mouthpiece and Republican pollster for decades, started her foray into the 2016 presidential campaign as manager of a Super PAC supporting Ted Cruz. After Cruz withdrew from the race, in early July Conway was hired as senior advisor to then Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort, supplanting him in the top job just six weeks later.
Conway seemed instrumental in dialing back her new boss’ outrageous behavior in the late summer. Styled by some “the Trump Whisperer”, Conway helped to focus the campaign’s message, reign in Trump’s more egregious episodes of lashing out at opponents, and was reputed to have kept him off Twitter and reasonably normal-acting during the last two weeks of the campaign. When the unexpected occurred and Trump emerged the victor in the election, Conway became the first woman ever to manage a winning presidential campaign.
At that point a few months of uncertainty ensued, with Conway reportedly refusing the job of White House Press Secretary, and opining publically that she might best serve the new administration from the outside, in forming an advocacy group in support of Trump’s agenda. But Trump determined he could not be without her, and on December 22 Conway was named counsellor to the president.
That Trump (born 14 June 1946) and Conway (born 20 January 1967) would have much in common and work effectively together is no surprise when we examine the interaction of their charts, and significant PNA placements. First, both are strongly Martian in nature, with Trump’s 26 Leo Mars conjunct his 29 Leo Ascendant, and Conway’s Mars at 22 Libra squaring her Sun at 29 Capricorn. Both are pugilists par excellence, defending themselves and their causes vociferously, if not always with the best good humor. Both have strong Jupiters, drawing them into the political sphere. Trump’s at 17 Libra trines his 22 Gemini Sun and is exactly trine Uranus at 17 Gemini, the source of his unconventional, erratic political style. Conway’s Jupiter at 29 Cancer is exactly opposed her Sun, and forms a T-Square with Mars – politics (Jupiter) is central to her core (Sun), and she approaches it aggressively, with passion and conviction (all Mars).
Additionally, Conway’s Jupiter is conjoined by the centaur body Asbolus, named for a seer who divined the future by the flight patterns of birds. It indicates someone capable of assessing the spirit of the times, having her finger on the pulse of events, something useful also in Conway’s polling background. Conway’s Sun is modified by the conjunction of asteroid Eurydike at 25 Capricorn, a point which represents a harking back to “the good old days”, an attraction for nostalgia and a desire to recover what has been lost, a common placement for conservatives.
Intimate PNA connections between the pair abound. Trump’s natal asteroid Kelly appears at 21 Leo, within orb of his Mars/Ascendant, defining her both as his champion (Mars) and someone influential in crafting his image (Ascendant). Incredibly, Conway’s natal asteroid Troemper (the closest match for Trump) falls at 26 Leo, exactly conjoined Trump’s Mars, reinforcing his combative nature in a very personal (Troemper) way. Not only that, but Troemper is at the apex of a Yod, or Finger of Destiny, in Conway’s chart, formed by inconjunct aspects to both her Sun at 29 Capricorn and Saturn at 25 Pisces. This shows a fated circumstance (Yod) involving Conway’s core identity (Sun) and her career (Saturn), brought to fruition by Trump (Troemper), and surely Trump was pivotal in plucking her from the relative obscurity of her polling background, first into the campaign leadership, and now as a senior advisor in the White House.
Their respective PNAs were instrumental in drawing them together at this pivotal time as well. Transit Troemper and Kelly have been in relative proximity, never more than 15 degrees apart, since shortly before Trump first hired her in July 2016, continuing through the election, when they were at 22 Pisces and 4 Aries respectively. The two points came within orb of five degrees of each other for the first time at Christmas, just three days after Trump announced her White House appointment. By the inauguration, Troemper and Kelly were just two degrees apart, at 9 and 11 Aries, putting Conway cheek-by-jowl with Trump for the duration of his administration. Conway’s connection to the heart of the administration is confirmed by the placement of her Sun/Mercury conjunction at 29 Capricorn and 1 Aquarius, which straddles the administration Sun at 0 Aquarius.
The two asteroids came together at the same degree on February 3, 2017, just as Conway’s personal loyalties to the Trump clan became crystal clear. February 3 was the date that retailers Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom’s announced their intention of dumping First Daughter Ivanka Trump’s clothing and fashion accessory line, due to declining sales and customer backlash after the election.
Within a few days Trump had tweeted about this “unfair” treatment of his daughter, and on the 9th, Kellyanne Conway roared to Ivanka’s defense in an interview on “Fox and Friends”, the Fox News morning show. Conway stated she was going out after the interview to “buy Ivanka’s stuff”, touted its merits, and urged Americans to follow her example, all while standing in front of an official White House Press Room logo. Conway even characterized her remarks as “a free commercial.” Federal laws and regulations specifically ban the endorsement of companies or products linked with employees, and the negative response to Conway’s comments was swift, with calls for ethics violations investigations and official reprimands, even including some from the GOP House leadership.
A chart cast for 7:48 AM EST, as captured on the screen shot of the moment, shows 5 Pisces rising. Remarkably, this is the exact degree of transit asteroid Nord, representing Nordstrom’s, and these are also oppsed Conway’s natal asteroid Ivanka at 1 Virgo. Transit asteroid Whitehouse at 29 Capricorn is an exact match for Conway’s natal Sun, placing her at the scene of the crime, as it were. Transit Ivanka at 7 Aries is sandwiched between Venus at 4 Aries and Mars at 9, describing a fight (Mars) over Ivanka’s (Ivanka) fashion line (Venus), and all these conjoin Conway’s natal Whitehouse at 5 Aries, once again linking her with the venue where she made the remarks. Transit Kelly and Troemper are still embroiled, at 17 and 18 Aries respectively, both in square to Pluto at 18 Capricorn, and forming a T-Square with Conway’s natal asteroid Achilles at 18 Libra. This shows a potential weakness or vulnerability (Achilles) for Conway (Kelly), based in the scandal (Pluto) of her endorsement of Trump (Troemper) products.
Fortunately for Conway, despite recommendations for her censure or reprimand, the President is the only person authorized to mete out punishment for this infraction, and for now, Trump stands resolutely beside Conway, a terrestrial mirror of Troemper and Kelly’s celestial pantomime.