In the 2016 presidential elections many astrologers were surprised that Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton. Part of the problem in making an astrological prediction was that we did not have a verified birth time for Mrs. Clinton. In addition, Donald Trump was born so close the the change of signs from Leo to Virgo on the Ascendant that it was hard to be sure which was his true rising sign. For Hellenistic astrologers especially, the correct ascending sign is crucial to making an accurate prediction.
Preceding the election, I used an 8 AM time for Clinton and a 10:54 AM time for Trump (from his birth certificate). When asked directly, Hillary Clinton usually says that she was born at 8 PM, but astrologers doubted her. Donald Trump was born at Jamaica Hospital in Queens where his birth time was recorded as 10:54 AM, which gives a Leo Ascendant. A mere 13 seconds later, at 10:54:13 AM the Ascendant shifts into Virgo, so it is entirely possible that if the hospital staff rounded to the nearest minute (10:54 AM) that Trump may have a Virgo Ascendant.
For the sake of argument let’s assume that Trump was born at 10:54:13 AM or a few seconds later so that his Ascendant would be in Virgo. His Whole Sign chart would look like this:
In this Virgo rising chart, Trump’s zodiacal releasing from Daimon at the time of the 2016 election would look like this:
He is in a 25-year-long Cancer period on Level I, which began in 2000. This activates his fortunate 11th house which contains 10th-ruler Mercury as well as Saturn, Venus and his Lot of Exaltation. Because Jupiter, the benefic of the day sect, lies in Libra, it too is activated through the square with Cancer.
At the time of the 2016 election Trump was in a Gemini period on Level 2. Gemini is his 10th house of career, and its ruler Mercury is already activated by its placement in Cancer in square to benefic Jupiter. The Moon, which rules Cancer, lies opposite Gemini.
This pattern of zodiacal releasing from Spirit is certainly consistent with his winning the election.
Next consider his Solar Return in June of 2016 about five months before the election:
It is interesting that in his 2016 Solar Return the Lot of Spirit lies exactly on the Midheaven. In addition, Mercury (ruler of the natal 10th of career) conjoins the Lot of Exaltation in Gemini, the solar return 11th of hopes and wishes and the natal 10th of profession.
Lastly, let’s look at Trump’s firdaria (Al-Biruni) in a Virgo rising chart:
During the year of the campaign Trump was in a Mars/Jupiter period. He entered a North Node period in June of 2016. In the Virgo rising chart, the North Node lies in the 10th house of career conjunct the natal Sun, which seems fitting for the period in which he ascended to the presidency. Here is Trump’s square chart with Virgo rising to illustrate this point:
It is also noteworthy that in a Virgo-rising chart, Trump has impulsive Mars in dramatic Leo in the 12th house of self-sabotage. Even his supporters might agree that his impulsive lashing out often works against his best interests.
Another interesting point: if Trump were born at 10:54:27 AM (which rounds to 10:54 AM as on his birth certificate), he would have 00 Virgo 03 on the Ascendant. In November of 2016 during the presidential election, the fixed star Regulus (“the heart of the Lion” aka “the little King”) would have been exactly conjunct his natal Ascendant.
Clearly, this speculative chart does not prove that Trump has Virgo rising, but it does illustrate that a Virgo Ascendant is a distinct possibility.