DONALD J. TRUMP was born to MR & MRS FRED C. TRUMP in this Hospital at 10:54 AM on Friday, the Fourteenth day of JUNE A.D. 1946.
Which begs the question, how does one rectify that aswe did here. The answer, unfortunately, is a sticky wicket.
Many think birth time is when the head is shown “crowning.” My good friend a CNRP (certified nurse practitioner) who has worked many a delivery, say that is wrong, because a head crowning could be stillborn and so until the baby “cries” does the delivery team know that it is alive. If we use Mrs. Shafer’s definition, how could we be right with 10:03 when the birth certificate says 10:54.
the difference of an hour
Let’s tackle the hour difference first.
Obviously the Daylight Savings Time issue. New York State required prior to 2004 that all time be recorded in Standard Time but we do not know if out in Jamaica the nurses were that up to snuff — in the mid 40s Jamaica Queens was considered the “boonies,” but that does not mean that the hospital staff was not competent, just not administratively aware. Then again, we could be wrong. For this argument’s sake, let us assume this and all the following issues are valid.
Next, whether the attending nurse looked at the main clock, a time-stamp, or their watch, which was obviously in DST and wrote that down. Both Doris Chase Doane and Robert Jansky, both have books on natal time issues & admit this error happens more often than not. Now, with the DST issue gone, we are now TWO minutes late.
Two minutes one way or the other
I can give another example in the same vein.
A friend of ours, Loir, was never happy with her chart, always picking and delving into it, tearing it apart, asking everyone she met to divine it because it did not describe her, or her marriage (there were no synastric aspects that could explain the attraction) & in consequence felt inadequate. She got a copy of the birth certificate from the hospital; she figured that was part of the problem. But when it arrived, everything was still a mishap.
For her birthday last March, I rectified Loir’s chart, and Voila, the time on the birth certificate & my rectification did not match. I got 17:44. I sent it to her as a gift. She read it and for the first time, her symbols clicked, her progressions worked, her relationship with her husband Kieran made sense (where before there was nothing, now she had her Midheaven partile to his Ascendant); she was happy. Why should this be so? Eine mysterion (Greek for it is a mystery) or look above and pick your logical reason like clocks run fast or slow. I prefer that birth is a mysterious event and we must work to get it right.
That said, a few other astrologers have gone this route as well. Over the course of his administration, we learn if the Jamaica nurses got it right (frankly I think they did) but in the meantime we are sticking with 9:58 AM. Trump’s is Mars 26 Leo 45 & well within the orb of Regulus at 29.50 Leo. According to Vivian Robson, this gives him “honor, fame, a strong character, public prominence, high military command.” That is all true, he is Commander-in-Chief of the American Armed Forces and it has nothing to do with his ascendant.
The President’s ascendant is still within Leo, which makes its natives tall and large-boned people with conspicuous hair; especially when they are young and at its most abundant (see Michael Moore another Leo ascendant ). They have ruddy complexions, & are rather squarish in stature. They benefit, like the lion in the jungle, through social connections. For both men, this is true.
What changes with the 20 Leo ascendant is his Midheaven is now at 10 Taurus 26 giving him a dutiful character that does not shirk from his duty. It is square Pluto and partile his first house, making him bombastic in speech and flamboyant in dress. With two martial planets, Pluto and Mars, in the first house, whether you love him or hate him, no one is neutral about Trump.
He has a stellium in the 12th house in Cancer shows the importance of hismother, that he admits is his first love and whom he resembles. He has an affinity for large organizations, hotels and gambling joints — all things that Leo rules. But this ascendant leaves him with nothing in the 10th house that traditionally is the Presidential stamp.
Finally, he is a Bucket with a Moon handle again in the 5th highlighting his sensitivity to criticism ( trine his Ascendant), and attacks on his children — but that is typical of the lion, and should be no surprise. He may have a June birthday, but President Trump, like President Clinton (who has many of these Leonine traits including coming from a gambling town), is all Leo.