Can Donald Trump Win Reelection?

I have asked myself whether I can judge this accurately, given that I was wrong in 2016. As it happened, most astrologers were wrong in 2016. Many of the very small minority who got it right had made their prediction of Trump’s win way before the election.

As you may remember, the polls were decidedly in favor of a Hillary Clinton win for many weeks prior to the election. I guess I was not the only one misled by her huge lead, as I did not even wonder which candidate would win; instead I had asked myself what in Hillary’s chart showed that she would win. And, along with that bias, I was juggling at least three possible ‘correct’ charts for her.

As fate would have it, the astrologers who were asked to present their opinions at the ISAR 2016 conference had been emailed the (supposedly) “truly correct” birth time for Hillary only a week or two before the conference. It’s been my policy that if a client isn’t sure about the exact birth time, I won’t work on their chart. So, my initial mistake in 2016 was agreeing to form an opinion in spite of “dirty data.” But the 2020 U.S. Presidential election is different because we have AA data for Donald Trump and A data for Joe Biden.

Donald Trump: June 14, 1946; 10:54 a.m.; Queens, New York

Joe Biden: November 20, 1942; 08:30 a.m.; Scranton, Pennsylvania

Clearly, Trump’s progressions were fantastic in late 2016 and early 2017. Particularly impressive was the fact that on Inauguration Day, January 20, his progressed Moon (25°43’ Cancer) was spot on his natal Venus (25°44’), the ruler of his Taurus 10th house of career and success. Also, his progressed Sun had recently crossed his natal Ascendant, while his progressed Ascendant sextiled natal Mars (October 2016), and while the progressed Moon was exactly conjunct his antivertex (22°51’ Cancer) on November 7. Cancer is the first summer sign associated with the “homeland” and the ‘common folks’ whose hearts he had won. In addition to that, both solar eclipses surrounding the election — September 1 at 9°23’ Virgo and February 26 at 8°09’ Pisces — were favorably aspecting Mercury, the dispositor of his 10th–house Sun.

The logical questions: Is there as much power in his chart now and in the coming months, especially in early November 2020? Is there enough power to overcome his opponent, Joe Biden?

Let’s take a look. Trump’s progressed Moon has moved to Virgo, the last summer sign that does not have the strong, vital, cardinal energy of Cancer. It is called mutable because the seasons are changing when the Sun travels there. This shows that Trump’s underlying energy may be less inclined to fight, or initiate, than in 2016. In early November, the progressed Moon will be at 18°25’ Virgo, where it makes no aspects, except to square his progressed lunar nodes. (Note that I am using exact, 1° aspects.) On January 20, 2021, the progressed Moon will be at 21°16’ Virgo, just past the square to his natal Moon and nodes, and about to square his progressed Uranus (21°23’ Gemini). I interpret this configuration as “disconnected.” It looks to me like Donald Trump will leave office. (Interestingly, the transiting Moon will reach the 20th degree of Gemini on the evening of the election, activating this configuration.)

But before coming to any definite conclusions, we should check the closest eclipses. The November 30, 2020 appulse lunar eclipse (8°44’ Gemini) will semisquare his Saturn — a depressing influence —whereas the December 14 total solar eclipse (23°06’ Sagittarius) will take place in his 4th house (of endings), in an exact opposition to his natal Sun while quincunx to natal Saturn, confirming the indications given by his secondary progressions.

How about Joe Biden? His natal Mercury, ruler of his 10th house, is in an applying trine to his Jupiter (albeit from the “hidden” 12th house), suggesting a successful career. We have already seen this in his life, but the aspect will be strongly reinforced by transiting Jupiter (21°29’ Capricorn) in an exact sextile to his Mercury on election day. What’s more, the Sun will be conjunct his natal Mars, ruler of his 5th house of luck. The most recent solar eclipse — June 20, 2020 at 0°20’ Cancer — exactly sextiles his natal Moon and its node, showing a strong positive push in his current standing as the major force of the Democratic Party. The November 30th lunar eclipse (8°44’ Gemini) will be conjunct Saturn in his 7th house, whereas the December solar eclipse (23°06’ Sagittarius) will sesquisquare his Pluto. That’s not such a good thing, especially with his progressed Moon in mutable Pisces, which shows low energy or a lack of courage and dynamic force. On the other hand, politicians have been known to thrive during such periods due to the increased hope and idealism that voters project onto them. He could, therefore, personalize the Piscean ‘dream,’ which is certainly not a bad thing when it comes to elections.

Biden’s progressed chart is actually much better than Trump’s. After passing some stressful, chilling aspects in September (progressed Moon square progressed Saturn), his progressed Moon will conjunct his progressed Venus on October 1 and sextile his progressed Mars on November 8, a few days after the election. This invigorating aspect could bring him success. (1)

However, the most positive indication for Biden is the December solar eclipse (23°06’ Sagittarius) in his progressed 10th house (and natal 1st house), sextile to his progressed Ascendant (22° Aquarius) and in trine/sextile with the progressed nodes (24° Aquarius/Leo). A strong eclipse in the 10th house is an indicator of change in one’s career or social standing.

Last but not least, the Jupiter–Saturn conjunction in December at 0°29’ Aquarius will trine Biden’s 10th–house Neptune and 7th–house Uranus. The social planets in Aquarius are a strong indication of the democratic politics that Biden represents. In conclusion, I must say that I think Joe Biden will win the next U.S. Presidential election.

(1) Joe Biden’s progressed Moon (5°35’ Pisces) squares progressed Saturn (5°25’ Gemini) on September 14; the progressed Moon conjuncts progressed Venus on October 1 at 6°15’ Pisces; the progressed Moon (7°47’ Pisces) sextiles progressed Mars (7°47’ Capricorn) on November 8.

Bio: Ema Kurent (DFAstrolS, QHP, CMA, ISAR CAP) is a professional astrologer from Slovenia, working as a consultant, teacher, writer, researcher, and publisher. She specializes in traditional and predictive astrology. She runs Astrological Academy Stella (ISAR affiliated) and has written many books: Sonce in Luna (The Sun and the Moon, 2008); Lunin vodnik (Moon Guide, a yearly publication since 2005); Horarna astrologija (2015); Horary Astrology (2019), and nine student textbooks. She has lectured in Slovenia, England, Poland, the U.S.A., South Africa, India, and Serbia. Contact her: Ema,,


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  • Biden is just a place holder. Would love it if you could look at his real running mate Michelle Obama. She has filed all the necessary paperwork to run.

    • Is this true? I can’t find the official statement. I’ll look into her chart when this news is confirmed.

      • No, it is not true. I am sorry to say that it is just more conspiracy theorist, armchair quarterbacking, wishful thinking with which we humans inundate the Internet. There’s no validity there. And as you know know, Kamala Harris is his running mate.

        It was a good analysis. I hope that you’re right. For a little extra accuracy, perhaps checking Mike Pence and Kamala Harris wouldn’t be such a bad idea.

  • Do you think Biden really is the one to usher in the Pluto Return for the U.S? What about the Pluto return in the Constitution chart? Trump is an eclipse baby and the 2017 Great American eclipse worked in his favor while hurting America. Won’t the December eclipse empower Trump even more?

  • I am reminded years ago of realising the loser often has better transits in the year following the election since life is less stressful than becoming the president and in such a divisive era … Although I’m not sure it helps picking a winner but the 2021 inauguration chart is the most divisive I’ve ever seen ..Mars conjunct Moon and Uranus square the Sun, Pluto, Saturn and Jupiter … it’s not a happy inauguration chart, it seems who ever wins will not be able to mend the divisions …in fact that Mars, we the people Moon Uranus suggests life for the loser will be way more harmonious than the winner … and there’s that whole constitutional crisis concept potentially weighing in on this huge event.. USA Mercury hit by Pluto and impending Pluto return….The winner may well be the loser .

    • It doesn’t look to me like we will have an inauguration. As you say, that chart is ominous, it doesn’t look like a chart of a celebration. If Trump loses, he will have to flee the country to avoid lawsuits and possible arrest. If he flees to Russia, maybe his chart would look better because he is avoiding that. But there is no way he would be happy living in Russia and never being able to see his precious “properties” again. That would drive him crazy. Another reason his chart might look good is because by then his dementia may be in full swing and he may genuinely not realize what is going on around him therefore he isn’t stressed about it. Who knows, but he is diminishing rapidly.

      Biden however is going to be inheriting a huge mess, and if we don’t take control of the Senate, he will be facing huge uphill battles to get things done. The Repugnant’s will be so pissed that Trump lost they will obstruct worse than we’ve ever known.

      I’m an atheist, but even I am praying to whoever might be out there for America.

      • Hate to burst your bubble, but you do sound like a bunch of Democrat astrologers anxiously trying to find aspects that will pull Biden through … deja vu Hillary winning the 2016 race.
        Kind of crazy you see Trump has lost his mind and you are not seeing Biden slipping into senility? Hate to pull you folks out of your Neptunian haze.. but it is hard to continue reading predictions Biden will be the next President of the United States… TRY Node/Kronus/Zeus. This is the uranian planetary picture for choosing the President of United States. Trump has this pattern natally, along with fixed star, ‘Regulus’ (denoting King/riches/power/glory) sitting right on top of his Ascendant…EXACT! Hard to find anything in either Joe’s or Kamala’s chart that has enough power for either of them to become the leader of the free world. Has Biden’s natal moon any aspects at all? I don’t think so… which means the public has no liken for him…As far as the many difficult planetary transits you point to at time of election … we cannot forget Mercury Retrograde running up to the day of the election. Could be we are going to be experiencing lots of confusion and possible fraud with mail-in ballots and machines causing much consternation. I’m putting my money on Regulus, the powerful fixed star that protects Trump…. along with directed Node/Kronus/Zeus coming up to aspect his natal Node/Kronus/Zeus! Voila! Strong double pattern indication he will be re-elected!

  • bobbie ingersoll says:

    I have been watching the approaching and now come to pass conjunction of Uranus to Melania’s Sun, and the opposition from Uranus to Ivanka’s Sun for some time now. I can’t help but think that this points to sudden unexpected upsets and great changes regarding Donald Trump.
    In addition to that, there have been reports that his birthtime, (and this was from his mother) was actually earlier (I believe) which would put his MC at 8 Taurus and which would undergo a transiting Uranus conjunction, not to mention lining up exactly with Melania’s Taurus Sun.
    Additionally, there are so many Capricorns around Trump: Kellyanne Conway, Jared Kushner, and both Don, Jr and Eric who may or may not yet have transits from Saturn and Pluto going through Capricorn affecting their placements in Capricorn.

  • I do like the way Uranus stations direct on Jan. 14, in partile conjunction with Joe’s Part of Fortune. What a time for a lucky break! Just before inauguration.

  • Stephen Marlowe says:

    Well, you’ve been wrong before. Let us hope for the sake of the Constitution, American freedoms, and a better business environment, you are wrong.

  • Andries H. Cats says:

    Donald J. Trump can not win, his horoscope says so.

    The election results are on November 10, 2020, as an astrological conclusion.

    10-Nov-2020 027°,16’36 Sagittarius C–3 45 AR05
    10-Nov-2020 026°,46’54 Capricorn Sat 150 Mars transit

    13-Nov-2020 022°,56’02 Capricorn Jup 150 Sun transit
    13-Nov-2020 026°,59’08 Capricorn Sat 180 AR11 transit
    13-Nov-2020 022°,59’20 Capricorn Jup 120 C—2 transit
    14-Nov-2020 +13°,46’22 Ura // Mars transit
    15-Nov-2020 005°,17’35 Virgo C-11 90 Black Moon
    15-Nov-2020 023°,14’25 Capricorn Jup 135 AR12 transit
    16-Nov-2020 005°,17’35 Virgo Moon 90 Black Moon
    16-Nov-2020 005°,17’46 Virgo Moon 0 mutual C-11
    16-Nov-2020 022°,56’02 Capricorn Plu 150 Sun transit

    Joe Biden.

    3-Nov-2020 022°,44’29 Aquarius Moon * DENEB ALGEDI (SAT – JUP )
    4-Nov-2020 -13°,40’24 Moon # Pars
    10-Nov-2020 005°,09’13 Pisces Ven 60 C—2
    10-Nov-2020 029°,46’11 Libra Merc 120 Black Moon transit


    10-Nov-2020 022°,25’13 Capricorn Jup 120 Nep transit

  • Andries H. Cats says:

    Fixed stars Donald J. Trump.

    Asc. 29°,56’42,3 Leeuw; REGULUS (MARS – JUP ) 29°,05’06,1 Leo.

    Sun * ENSIS (MARS – MOON ) 22°,18’59,1 Gemini +00°,37’03,0
    Sun * ALNILAM (JUP – SAT ) 22°,42’54,8 Gemini +00°,13’07,3
    Moon * RASALHAGUE (SAT – VENUS ) 21°,41’50,6 Sagittarius -00°,29’38,2
    Merc * ALHENA (MERC – VENUS ) 08°,21’23,1 Cancer +00°,30’55,1
    Ven * PROCYON (MERC – MARS ) 25°,02’47,3 Cancer +00°,42’02,2
    Mars * ALPHARD (SAT – VENUS ) 26°,32’02,6 Leo +00°,14’51,7
    Mars * ADHAFERA (SAT – MERC ) 26°,48’58,1 Leo -00°,02’03,8
    Mars * AL JABHAH (SAT – MERC 27°,09’22,2 Leo -00°,22’27,9
    Jup * SEGINUS (MERC – SAT ) 16°,54’45,5 Libra +00°,32’21,7
    Drac * BELLATRIX (MARS – MERC ) 20°,11’56,4 Gemini +00°,33’27,5
    Drac * CAPELLA (MARS – MERC ) 21°,06’33,3 Gemini -00°,21’09,5
    Drac * PHACT (VENUS – MERC ) 21°,25’11,7 Gemini -00°,39’47,8
    Drac * MINTAKA (SAT – MERC ) [21°,36’48,9 Gemini -00°,51’25,1
    MC * CAPULUS (MARS – MERC ) 23°,26’49,2 Taurus +00°,53’11,0
    C-11 * MENKALINAN (MARS – MERC ) 29°,09’47,9 Gemini +00°,09’45,1
    Asc * REGULUS (MARS – JUP ) 29°,05’06,1 Leo +00°,51’36,3
    C–3 * FORAMEN (SAT – JUP ) 21°,31’21,3 Libra -00°,20’23,9

  • Andries H. Cats says:

    Trump’s progressive Nine House cusp is on the 28 degree of Gemini.

    Sabian symbol meaning:


    KEYNOTE: A release from unbearable pressures, freeing one for new tasks.

    Ruler progressive C-9 = Mercurius in 17 degrees Leo and in progressive Tenth House.


    KEYNOTE: The feeling of togetherness which unites men and women in their dedication to a collective ideal.

  • Andries H. Cats says:

    I rectified Donald J. Trump jr,’s birthtime:17h,19m32s4.
    His mother said he was born 17h,20 minutes.
    I have verified the rectified birthtime by looking at other events.

    Progressive aspects:

    2-Nov-2020 016°,22’46 Aries Moon 150 mutual Ura
    3-Nov-2020 016°,25’16 Aries Moon 60 C-12
    6-Nov-2020 016°,31’52 Aries Moon 180 mutual Plu
    8-Nov-2020 016°,36’00 Aries Moon 180 Plu
    10-Nov-2020 +21°,22’11 C-12 # Nep
    10-Nov-2020 011°,20’33 Aquarius Merc 120 AR03
    12-Nov-2020 016°,44’45 Aries Moon 120 Nep
    15-Nov-2020 014°,52’23 Taurus MC 45 Jup

    See my comment Donald J. Trump.

    10 November 2020 the results of the president election are known.

    15 November 2020 Trump sr. accepts his loss.

    Astrologically said Trump cannot win and shall not win.

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