Is the rumor about Tillerson true?

Despite denials from the White House, the news broadcasts are all reporting a rumor that Rex Tillerson will in the near future be replaced as U.S. Secretary of State. I heard such a report at 8:07 AM and wondered whether the rumor was true, so I cast a chart for the time I heard the news and decided to look up Lilly’s rules for its interpretation. Here is the “horary” chart (technically, it is an event chart being interpreted as a horary):


Lilly says to check the following factors to decide whether a rumor is true or not (CA 193-194):

  1. Is L1 (Lord of the 1st) or the Moon in an angle? NO in this chart, neither Jupiter (L1) nor Moon are angular.  (L1 or Moon in an angle imply truth.)
  2. Is the dispositor of the Moon in an angle and a fixed sign? NO in this chart. (Dispositor of Luna in an angle or fixed sign implies truth.)
  3. Is L1, Moon or Moon’s dispositor in a succedent house and fixed sign?  YES: Jupiter (L1) lies in Scorpio in the 11th, and the Moon lies in Taurus in the 5th.  Jupiter also rules the 3rd house of rumors. (L1, Moon or dispositor of Moon in a succedent house or fixed sign implies truth.)
  4. Is L1, Moon or Moon’s dispositor in sextile or trine with Jupiter, Venus or the Sun?  NO in this chart.  (L1, Moon or dispositor of Moon sexitle or trine Jupiter, Venus or Sun implies truth.)
  5. However, if L1 is afflicted by Mars or Saturn, or in a cadent house, then the rumor is false.  NO in this chart; L1 (Jupiter) is not afflicted by Mars or Saturn or in a cadent house.
  6. All four angles of the chart in fixed signs is supporting evidence of the truth of the rumor.  NO in this chart, the angles are not fixed.

Etc. …

By criterion #3 it appears that the rumor is true, especially because Jupiter, which rules both the Ascendant and the 3rd house of rumors lies in fixed Scorpio in the succedent 11th house. The Moon, which rejoices in the 3rd house of rumors, lies in fixed Taurus on the cusp of the cadent 5th house.  Rex Tillerson will resign in the not too distant future, at least according the the criteria set forth in Lilly’s Christian Astrology. Let’s see what happens in reality.

ADDENDUM (13 March 2108)

CNN reported on the morning of Tuesday 13 March 2018:

“White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters that Trump asked Tillerson to step aside.
Trump ‘thought it was the right time for the transition with the upcoming North Korea talks and various trade negotiations,’ a senior administration official said, adding that Trump asked Tillerson to step aside on Friday.
Tillerson did not speak to Trump and is unaware of the reason behind his firing, Undersecretary for Public Diplomacy Steve Goldstein said.
Trump has wanted Pompeo as his secretary of state for months now, and the White House began planning for him to take the job last fall, sources told CNN.”
In this case it took just over three months from the time of the question for the firing of Rex Tillerson to occur.  Does this timing show up in the chart?  If will look at the chart with mundane astrological principles, the 10th house signifies the president and the 11th house, his secretary of state.  Thus, Tillerson is ruled by Mars (Scorpio 11th cusp) and Mars in Libra applies to sextile Saturn in Sagittarius in the 1st house in about 3 degrees, which could be symbolically equated to 3 months.  Interestingly, Mars also rules the end-of-the-matter Aries 4th cusp.
On 13 March 2018, transiting  Mars at the time the news broke was at 27 Sag 37, almost exactly conjunct horary Saturn at 27 Sag 49, thus timing the end-of-the-matter of this horary chart to the very day of its resolution.
Interestingly, Trump tweeted that Tillerson was fired at 8:44 AM  on 13 March 2018 from the White House.  At the time of the tweet, the Ascendant was at 24 Aries 42, almost exactly opposite horary Mars at 25 Libra 04.


About Anthony Louis

Author of books about astrology and tarot, including TAROT PLAIN AND SIMPLE, HORARY ASTROLOGY, and THE ART OF FORECASTING WITH SOLAR RETURNS.
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5 Responses to Is the rumor about Tillerson true?

  1. ayves says:

    Would you tell me what meaning of L1?

  2. Some horary astrologers use “L1” as an abbreviation for Lord of the 1st house, L2 for Lord of the 2nd, etc.
    Sorry for any confusion.

  3. maidrya says:

    What about setting a time length on when Tillerson will leave? If Tillerson leaves in the next 2-3 months, the chart could reasonably considered accurate. But, suppose Tillerson stays 4, 6 more months, a year? Cabinet officials leave, eventually. If he leaves in 6 months, is that a confirmation of this chart? Because there will have been plenty of intervening circumstances.

  4. Cat Walker says:

    Trump ousts Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, replaces him with Mike Pompeo.
    CBS News March 13, 2018, 8:49 AM

    Kudos, Anthony Louis!

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