“I am pleased to announce that Christopher C. Miller, the highly respected Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (unanimously confirmed by the Senate), will be Acting Secretary of Defense, effective immediately,” the president said in a post. “Chris will do a GREAT job! Mark Esper has been terminated. I would like to thank him for his service,” Trump said in a second tweet.
Esper has had a rocky relationship with the president, exacerbated after he resisted Trump wanting to call out active-duty troops to quell protests in Washington in June. He also butted heads with Trump over wanting to rename military bases honoring Confederate leaders. And the graduate of West Point and Harvard, and ex-executive of Raytheon Corp., also wanted to rename military bases honoring Confederate leaders.
None of this is a surprise looking at this natal chart, for with the South Node in the eleventh house of the public, Esper was not really cut out for the job. Chances are comparing it to Trump’s like many in his administration, he got his post based on recommendations.
A bucket with a Saturn handle, one can see his interest in the military, but with Uranus opposing, it is more in revamping the old methods and not as the T-square to the midheaven (00 Sagittarius 08 “a group of old veterans in their uniform reminiscing of days gone by” )suggests, supporting them. In short, Esper and Trump were a mismatch.