Trump’s High Scores
Ed Kluska’s Astrology Newsletter
Moon entered Aries Wednesday evening, and this morning it “catches up” with the Sun to form a New Moon in Aries at 04:50 AM Eastern time. A minor but nasty Mars-Saturn aspect culminates on Sunday, and several clusters of aspects for this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are covered in this newsletter including four challenging lunar aspects today. Also, for important decisions and starts, be aware that two challenging solar aspects coming to a head next week are not ideal for right timing. My next newsletter will cover these important aspects.
Trump’s Personality Scores
A recent New York Times article stated, “President Trump has long been focused on measuring his brand, obsessively reviewing television ratings, cataloging his magazine covers and fixating on polls. But Mr. Trump may not like how his brand is faring in one important metric: his “E-Score,” a number compiled by E-Poll Market Research that is not publicly available, but which marketing executives, network television stations and advertisers rely on to figure out which personalities appeal to audiences — and which do not.
Like the Q Score, which measures the appeal of celebrities, the E-Score calculates awareness and appeal of individuals in the public eye. But it also tracks how individuals score on more than 40 personality and physical attributes. In terms of those attributes, Mr. Trump was most often described as “aggressive” (48 percent) and “mean” (38 percent), according to his scores from December that were obtained by The New York Times. He also scored high for being “insincere,” “confident” and “creepy.”
But he scored between 0 and 4 percent for the attributes of “sexy,” “impartial,” “handsome” and “physically fit.” About 29 percent of people described Mr. Trump as “overexposed.” And his overall strong positive appeal is 14 percent, compared with an overall strong negative appeal of 39 percent.
Marketing, advertising and entertainment executives pay E-Poll Market Research an annual subscription of $17,000 and up to access its database, allowing them to analyze the views of American consumers and assess the marketing effectiveness of each celebrity rated. The company, which has about 10,000 profiles in its database and surveys about 1,100 online participants every week, started tracking Mr. Trump when he was a television personality on The Apprentice, according to a spokesman.”
The point is that some people could have saved $17,000 by listening to my $33 Annual Forecast Workshops in which I detailed President Trump’s personality from an astrological perspective beginning with the primaries before the last presidential election. I explained all his positive and challenging factors including Mars conjunct his Leo Ascendant would make him bold, courageous, leading, spontaneous, brash, pushy, aggressive, quarrelsome, impulsive, attacking, feisty, edgy, demanding, quick-tempered, warrior-like, and imposing his will on others. I also explained how his discordant Mercury square Neptune aspect would make him prone to falsehoods, fabrications, confusion, poor judgments, miscalculations, and incorrect behavior.
Sun Sign Updates
Venus, the planet of love, affection, and money, at 12 to 14 degrees Pisces benefits the house in your horoscope ruled by Pisces and anyone with planets and points at 12 to 14 degrees Pisces.
Mars, the planet of will, effort, and desire, at 03 to 05 degrees Gemini is likely bringing stress and conflicts for anyone born around the twenty-fourth to twenty-sixth of February, May, August, October, November, and December as well as for anyone with planets and points at 03 to 05 degrees of Gemini, Virgo, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, and Pisces.
Jupiter, the planet of hope, opportunity, and good fortune, “sitting” at 24 degrees Sagittarius, brings opportunities for anyone born around the fifteenth of any month, especially December, and for any planets and points in your horoscope around 24 degrees.
Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, and Capricorn should know that Saturn at 20 degrees Capricorn is likely creating challenges, tests, delays, losses, and realities for anyone born around the eleventh of January, April, June, July, August, and October and for anyone with points or planets around 20 degrees of Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, and Capricorn.
Taurus, Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Aquarius should know that Uranus approaching 02 degrees Taurus is likely creating significant shifts, changes, adjustments, and even shocks for those born early Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Aquarius as well as for anyone with planets and points around 02 degrees of the above signs.
Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Pisces should know that Neptune at 17.5 degrees Pisces is likely bringing confusion, deception, and even debilitating situations for anyone born around the eighth of March, June, August, September, October, and December as well as for anyone with planets and points around 18 degrees of the above signs.
Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, and Capricorn should know that Pluto, the planet of transformation and new beginnings at 23 degrees Capricorn, is likely producing significant changes for those born around the fourteenth of January, April, June, July, August, and October, and for anyone with planets or points around 23 degrees of the above signs.
The * Factors
Are significant for right timing because they are in effect for a more extended time (up to a week or more). Any business, project, decision, relationship, wedding, and childbirth, for example, started around the dates given will have the qualities and characteristics of the descriptions listed. The aspects become exact at the Eastern Times listed, but the influences can extend beyond these times.
Friday 04:50 AM * (New Moon at 15° Aries) benefits Aries and the house in your horoscope ruled by Aries. With Sun and Moon in Aries, the sign of excitement and spontaneity, you are more in tune with the stars by being involved with Aries-related attitudes and matters such as initiative, independence, competition, leadership, crusading, innovation, pioneering, exploratory, athletics, outdoor activities, and manual labor.
Sunday 08:18 PM - * (Mars in Gemini 135 Saturn Capricorn) this minor aspect involves two stress-related planets so it can intensify matters and brings controversies and issues into focus. Tensions can run high, and people can feel frustrated. Fears, delays, disputes, bitterness, uncertainties, and heightened differences are more likely. The probabilities also increase for accidents, violence, murders, crime, terrorism, and military conflicts. On the other hand, Mars-Saturn aspects favor hard work, focused efforts, determination, persistence, and endurance.
The Lunar Aspects
Are less significant than the * factors listed above because they are in effect for only hours (versus days) before and until the Eastern Times given, but they are still quite relevant for right timing.
Friday, April 05
Note: the four challenging lunar aspects below have similar qualities and occur within twelve hours.
11:09 AM - (Moon in Aries 45 Mars in Gemini) intensifies interpersonal situations and is likely to bring impatience, impulsiveness, strong desires, and even anger and forceful actions, especially involving females.
02:01 PM - (Moon in Aries 90 Saturn in Capricorn) can create issues, differences, worries, and heavy emotions especially involving females and families.
04:50 PM - (Moon in Aries 90 Saturn/Pluto midpoint in Capricorn) can create feelings and circumstances related to the aspects above and below this entry.
07:50 PM - (Moon in Aries 90 Pluto in Capricorn) can create complicated interpersonal situations, especially involving females and family matters. There is more likely to be subtle yet highly charged emotional situations involving manipulation, hidden motives, and power struggles are more likely although these factors may not be fully realized until later.
10:14 PM + (Moon in Aries 120 Jupiter in Sagittarius) favors meetings, interpersonal situations, and working with the public because it increases the possibilities for kindness, benevolence, positive attitudes, shared feelings, and uplifting emotional support. Especially adventuresome outdoors and promotional.
Saturday, April 06
04:43 AM + (Moon in Aries 45 Venus in Pisces) favors social interactions because this aspect fosters cooperation, cheerfulness, affections, pleasantries, gracefulness, emotional sharing, and artistic expression, especially involving females.
04:43 AM Moon in Aries Void until 09:06 AM when it enters the next sign, Taurus. Moon in Taurus from this morning until late Monday afternoon favors Taurus and any planets and points in your horoscope in Taurus. With Moon in steady and practical Taurus, it’s a good time to focus on being productive.
Note: the two challenging lunar aspects below have similar qualities and occur within a short time.
12:08 PM + - (Moon in Taurus 00 Uranus in Taurus) increases instincts and willfulness but can also bring nervousness, anxiety, upsets, restlessness, excitability, volatility, and emotionally charged situations.
01:27 PM - (Moon in Taurus 45 Neptune in Pisces) increases the possibilities for haziness and emotional confusion as well as highly refined artistic and spiritual feelings and aspirations. This period is better for daydreaming, imagination, creativity, prayer, and meditation than for logical discussions and clear-cut decisions.
Sunday, April 07
Note: the two favorable lunar aspects below are minor, but they have similar qualities and occur within a short time.
12:03 PM + (Moon in Taurus 60 Venus in Pisces) favors social interactions because this aspect fosters cooperation, cheerfulness, affections, pleasantries, gracefulness, emotional sharing, and artistic expression, especially involving females.
05:45 PM + (Moon in Taurus 60 Neptune in Pisces) brings opportunities for right brain activities such as healing, prayer, spirituality, mysticism, meditation, psychic phenomena, daydreaming, imagination, creativity, music, art, and other creative endeavors.
10:58 PM + (Moon in Taurus 120 Saturn in Capricorn) provides an atmosphere for orderly, steady, conscientious, pragmatic, and realistic plans and activities, especially involving business and professional matters.
Guidelines for Using This Information
I keep this information as clear and straightforward as possible, but even for students of astrology, it can be difficult to sort everything out. There are many factors to consider, and sometimes the overlapping influences are contradictory. You might say this is just like life.
For starts, keep in mind that these newsletters are not intended to tell you what is going to happen in your life at the times given. Instead, the aspect descriptions provide some of the possible influences you can expect around the times given so you can more wisely plan for and participate in your life. Often, it is obvious which time frames are better than others for timing or starting a party, trip, decision, business, or any other event, for example.
The star (*) factors are more significance for right timing because they are in effect for a more extended time (up to a week or more). Any business, project, decision, relationship, wedding, and childbirth, for example, started around the dates given will have the qualities and characteristics of the descriptions listed.
The lunar (Moon) aspects listed are less significant because they are in effect for only hours (versus days) before and until the Eastern Time given, but they are still quite relevant for right timing.
The plus (+) factors for both the * factors and lunar factors are favorable. The minus (-) factors are more likely to bring challenges or difficulties. Sometimes there is a + and - factor which means the aspect can exhibit both positive and negative influences.
The most critical factor with right timing is what’s occurring in your horoscope. When negative aspects dominate your horoscope, the chances of success with right timing diminish no matter how favorable the aspects are in the sky. These newsletters cannot cover what is occurring in your horoscope, but if you apply the information in these newsletters with common sense, you have an advantage with timing your decisions and activities.
The basic premise with right timing is that it helps to have the "stars" on your side. Starting a marriage, trip, surgery, business, real estate deal, or a major purchase, for example, at an inopportune time reduces the chances of success no matter how good your intentions and how hard you try. The better the timing, the higher your chances of success. Even an hour can make a significant difference in important decisions and events.
During Void periods there tends to be a lull in the energy levels, and what you start, or implement is less likely to turn out the way you planned or expected. So, it’s usually better to do things with less significance or no purpose in mind versus trying to start something new and vital. If you have a new idea, meet someone new, or start a business, for example, those activities are less likely to amount to much.
The Moon enters each sign of the zodiac about every 28 days and remains in that sign for about two and a half days. When the Moon’s in your sun sign, matters are likely to come more together for you on a short-term basis unless there are significant aspects currently challenging your horoscope.
Note that the traits and qualities I assign to each sign in these newsletters describe more the functions and meanings of the signs versus trying to describe your personality, although at times the descriptions may be entirely accurate. Furthermore, to understand a person’s personality and character from an astrological perspective, there are a multitude of factors in a horoscope to consider besides one's sun sign.
To know what’s going on in your horoscope and to make better decisions at better times, contact me. We will schedule a private consultation at my office or on the phone, so you can know more about your future and better understand the issues and opportunities in your life as well as your relationships, job, career, education, finances, children, parents, travel, health, location, retirement, karma, and purpose in life.
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