C170 First Lady, Mrs. Melania Trump

Melania Trump was born Melania Knaus in what was then the artificially created Yugoslavia, and is now Slovenia on April 26, 1970.

We have rectified it 02 Scorpio for her rising — keyword is Absolution, probably hinting at her strong Roman Catholic faith and a turning from the jaded world of fashion to philanthropy. The symbol itself is evocative: is a beautiful bottle filled with perfume lies on its side, slowly dripping out its contents on thread worn carpet, suggesting her desire to share generously the many gifts she has gained.

Melania’s train

We could not resist using the photo of Mrs. Trump’s twelve foot wedding train here, because she is a Locomotive temperament type as outlined in Jones’s The Guide to Horoscopy. She a Grand Trine in Earth, Uranus in the eleventh, her atypical career path to First Lady as a model, to Saturn in Taurus, her marriage and attraction to an older man, and finally culminating with her Moon in Capricorns, or childhood dreams of what she may become.

Her part of fortune at 05 Cancer 51 in Sagittarius — A pioneer family sets up a new homestead as the wife arranges stuffed animals in the nursery, and her husband builds a high fence around the house. It would seem walls were in her destiny.

Opposite her Moon at 09 Capricorn 59, it would seem the clarion call of  fertility — two captains arguing about the course of the ship — was a major part of the  decision to get married to Donald J. Trump sr. (appropriately enough, in January 2005)  and have children (Barron William Trump born March 2006).

  • Her Line of Vitality, the aspect between the luminaries, is trine, giving her long life and robust health.
  • Her Line of Efficiency, the aspect between Mars and Venus, is conjunct, making her a steadfast marriage partner.
  • Her Line of Motivation, the aspect between Jupiter to Saturn, is absent.
  • Her Line of Culture, the aspect between Neptune and Uranus, is a biseptile, highlighting the difference in age between herself and her husband and her adaptation to a new country and culture.

Official Portrait

Our header image is the First Lady’s official portrait. It shows her in a Dolce & Gabbana black Burlington blazer.


I originally published this post on January 26, 2018, on the old SabianEarth.com site but was updated for this on in December 2020.

C192 DoL and Eugene Scalia

We did the chart for Mr. Acosta, a rather lackluster one at that, but it is here. Then there was Andy Puzder, former CEO of CKE Restaurants, the first nominee, who had a strong chart of a self-made man, but that was a flash in the pan and he never got confirmed. Now President Trump is on his third nominee, Eugene Scalia; we figured we should we should continue the tradition.

Meeting Eugene Scalia

Mr. Scalia is of course the son of the late Justice Antonin Scalia and his wife Maureen. He was born on August 14, 1963 in Columbus Ohio. We have rectified his time to about 9:45 pm with a 25 Pisces ascendant {HS} of a “Shambhala revealed,” with the keyword of “attunement.” This degree makes Mr. Scalia want to bring about a harmonious agreement between differing ideas. Shambhala or Shambala, is the Buddhist principle that heaven is laid laid out like an eight-petaled lotus blossom surrounded by a chain of snow mountains. In its center is the palace of the King of Shambala who governs from the city called Kalapua (the head). Shambhala is also called Shangri-la.

Mr. Scalia is married with 4 children, but with that plethora of Virgoan planets in their native 6th house, he is a workaholic always trying to balance home and family. His Mercury is also there, far from his Sun in the previous 5th house at 21 Leo 32, and with an average Moon speed, giving him a Mental Chemistry that is very deliberate — so much so that he misses opportunities as he weighs the two back and forth.

Sun and shadow

With his Dynamic Aptitude Saturn 19 Aquarius 37 opposite his Sun 21 Leo 32, Mr. Scalia has spent a large part of his life literally in his father’s shadow, something that his chart shows he accepts graciously — the trine of his ascendant to its Lord Neptune at 13 Scorpio and then again his ascendant semisextile to the historical ruler of Jupiter 19 Aries 26 Rx. This latter aspect shows the challenges he has received particularly as he has chosen the same career as his famous father opposite Mars in 7th house at 11 Libra 39. This T-Square ending at his Midheaven 27 Sagittarius 19, conjunct the Galactic Center, has sturdied his determination and made him a strong opponent.

Scalia’s Temperament Type

While his father was a Splash, Mr. Scalia is a locomotive. In his case, Scalia fils has a focal determinator of Neptune, which Marc Jones believes was the true ruler of the chart, showing his commitment or as Dr Jones termed it “obligation” to his inner sight of how individual concerns, or as my Mum used to phrase it, “the little man” can best be protected from the giants that walk the corridors of power.

We do not know when his hearing will be, so we are arbitrarily picking the day President Trump announced Scalia as his choice, July 19th with Tertiary Progressions. The chart below, shows his nomination was a bucket with a Saturn at Pisces 14 — conjunct his natal ascendant. It would seem that Mr. Scalia’s ship has come in.

Food & Wine honours Chef Bourdain

It’s been a year since Anthony Bourdain died and the folks at F&W remember him in a series of podcasts, posts and youtubes here.

We did his chart back then, so this maybe a good time to review it as well. His native New Jersey has approved a Bourdain food trail too. Maybe a good time to catch it this summer and so many spots are along the Jersey Shore.

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C134 Cory Booker from New Jersey

Senator Booker started his career working for the Urban Justice Center in New York City, from there, jumped over to nearby Jersey and now is back in his hometown of DC. Does he have any other changes of address in the future?

With his degree from Yale Law, Cory’s first job was in Urban Justice, but quickly decided to run for a seat on the Newark City Council in 1998, where he surprised many by defeating a longtime incumbent, Mayor Sharpe James, himself originally from Jacksonville, Florida. Booker ran on a law and order ticket, and claimed he would clean up Newark and make it a liveable city again. With all the money that Prudentiall Insurance was pouring in to revitalizaing the city, rebuilding an opera center, putting in the Double AA baseball team the Newark Bears , named for the old 1937 team, (they folded the same year that Booker went to Washington) , those were word that honey to the voter’s ears; James on the other hand ran on his personality and being a known quality.

Cory, mother Carolyn, (his father had already passed from Parkinson’s) unknown, Veep Biden, unknown, brother Cary when Cory was sworn into the Senator by Biden October 13, 2015.

The newcomers in Newark did not buy that song and the race was the focus of the acclaimed documentary Street Fight (2005), highlighting the race of Booker against the incumbent Sharpe James. Booker attacked James’s salary of more than $200,000, his boats, his two vacation homes and his 1980 Rolls-Royce. ”We invested well and we’re very frugal,” James responded said. But Mr. Booker pointed to Newark’s deficiencies in education, health and crime. Booker did not only claim he was better suited to move Newark forward his Twitter magic made him a household word. All of this catapulted Cory onto the national scene, and a second bid, in 2006, was very successful. As mayor, he garnered national attention for initiatives on gun control, a major issue of his (see Mars in the 10th house in Sagittarius highlighting firearms in his car

After assuming office, Booker sought to combat an epidemic of drug abuse, and he took up residence in one of Newark’s most crime-afflicted areas. It was a great start to a political career culminating in running for mayor of Newark, but was defeated in 2002.

Cory’s Next Step

When Senator Frank Lautenberg died in 2013 from pneumonia, a special election on November 14, 2014 to fill Lautenberg’s U.S. Senate seat was held, and Booker won handily. Looking at the chart below , that was no surprise, he garnered a lot of financial support (2nd/8th axis) from large corporations (Mercury in Gemini in the 8th – business assisted by Saturn (established companies) in the 7th partile Venus the booty) and did not have to spend it all (he actually kept 25% of the haul) to get into the Senate (12th house preponderance). That war chest, helps with future senatorial bids and why once in office, incumbents always win.

After being sworn by then Vice President Biden. Sen. Booker is the first African-American Senator to be sworn in since the election of Barack Obama. Many feel that his Twitter popularity was a major help, but so was according to the AP his “fund-raising potential for the Democrat Party”. 1 https://go.gale.com/ps/retrieve.do?tabID=T004&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&searchResultsType=SingleTab&hitCount=4185&searchType=BasicSearchForm&currentPosition=6&docId=GALE%7CA445364764&docType=Brief+article&sort=Relevance&contentSegment=ZNEW-FullText&prodId=STND&pageNum=1&contentSet=GALE%7CA445364764&searchId=R1&userGroupName=pl1774r&inPS=true . The article continued the speculate as to how “Sen. Booker Congressional career would play out, ” and whom he would “choose to emulate.” After the morning oath, the House had a roll call and then Cory met with with President Obama for lunch.

Another Oxford Rhodes Scholar

Booker is not the first New Jersey Senator to be an Oxford Rhodes Scholar. That honor go to Senator Bill Bradley, who was also a former professional basketball player for the New York Knicksm but he is the first black senator from the Garden State.

Booker’s natal chart progressed to the Special Election. As it was a state race, the outcome was based for the New Jersey capitol, Trenton.

Cory was born on April 27th 1969 , time unknown, in Washington D.C. His parents were the first black sales executives for IBM and were based in its Federal Division. He has one elder brother Cary Booker II and both boys attended Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan growing up near IBM’s headquarters at Armonk.

He attended Stanford University, where he studied political science (B.A., 1991) and sociology (M.A., 1992). He was awarded a Rhodes scholarship to the University of Oxford like former president William Jefferson Clinton, where he received a bachelor’s degree in history (1994). Upon his return, he attended Yale Law School, earning a doctorate in jurisprudence in 1997. He has no doubt a very prestigious resume.


Birds on the wing

Celestiology has rectified Senator Booker to an Aquarius ♒ 04 ascendant. The Hyperion symbol of Birds on the wing, highlight cooperation as paramount to facilitate anything worthwhile. The keyword Kent McClung gives is Safety that illustrates Cory’s cautiousness in his public life. While Cory is like John F. Kennedy, who also has Neptune at his midheaven, Cory on the other hand, has never really relayed his dreams to his constituency or when he was running for President the country at large. He was inside tentative and reserved and this led to him leaving the race early on.

This tendency could because his Neptune is opposite Mercury the Senator does not like being pinned down by them, they are another form of restraint, and if anything, Booker’s chart shows a strong dislike of checks and curbs on his behaviour. This has led many to suggest he is homosexual — he doesn’t even like to get pinned down with a partner, until recently with Miss Rosario Dawson, and his flippant comment “So what if I am,” does not help the matter.

His ascendant is also inconjunct his moon, suggesting he plays to the gallery and “mugs it up.” This is a good example of where he dared the Senate to throw him out for breaking senatorial rules. It did not happen and Senator Booker knew that and it made for good talking points but it also made many look skeptically at him just like his call for “Defunding the Police”,. contrary to his strong law and order position in Newark.

Booker: ‘I’m knowingly violating the rules’ and am releasing documents

The Booker Chart

Senator Booker is a see-saw temperament type, as if one couldn’t already guess. His Neptune is right near his Midheaven giving him a good voice and pleasing appearance his North Node is in Pisces in the 2nd house highlighting his need to become more compassionate and less flippant with others. While he is methodical and detail oriented in his work, his emotional distance from those around him, particularly women, as Venus is conjunct, make him seem uncaring and distant.

Celestiology’s rectified chart for Senator Booker.

His Line of Vitality is trine showing how easy things are for him, and that he takes that for granted, and not work as hard as he should.

His Line of Efficiency is trine suggesting he procrastinates on everyday things; he is not very attentive day to day and only wakes up when something inspires him or is urgent. While this makes him a good firefighter, without follow-up, things will quickly fall into disarray, again.

His Line of Motivation is sesquiquadrate showed in the clip above that he is highly aggressive and often baits others. That does not always work out to his advantage as the two planets cover the third and eighth houses ,so his taunts are often ignored like a gnat and his grandstanding becomes tedious. It also makes him enwrapped in his own snares.

The last line of Social Significance — or how Booker interacts with society is sextile between the eighth, other people’s money, and the tenth, his dreams, houses. The eighth house shows up a lot with this four Sabian lines and tells how he relies heaving on shows on he relies on networking and the social constructs of politics for his advantage.

Marc Jones wrote that people born from 1962 to 1971 work best with others because they are so receptive to ideas.

The transits of Cory

His current transits are below

His progressed chart to around Election Day 2020, see the yellow wheels above, do not look like he’s going anywhere. The stellium in the sixth house with Virgo is suggesting he needs to work hard to overcome his tendency, shown best by his opposing part of fortune at 25 Pisces 02 ala Sepharial, he is too “assured in his success” and “he walks through life fully suited in armour with a regal bearing.”


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