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Mars, Pluto, Eris - Higher Octave Case Study - The Trump Insurrection

In my last blog post I proposed a system of higher octaves as a way of understanding the dwarf planets. If you missed it you can find it here. In this system I suggest that Eris is the higher octave of Pluto, and we all know that Pluto is the higher octave of Mars.

Now, if these three planets are higher octaves of one another, we would expect to find them singing in chorus in major events in our lives, so here's a case study of these three octaves in Trump's chart for the insurrection.

On the day of the attack on Congress, transiting Mars in the 9th house of belief was closely trine his ASC and in a slightly wider trine to his natal Mars conjunct the ASC at the end of the 12th House, encouraging him to overthrow institutions with his aggressive behaviour.

Transiting Mercury in the 5th was in a close fateful in-conjunct with his natal Mars suggesting he could ferment violence with his fiery rhetoric. But Venus was closely trine, so it was initially well received by the rioters.

Sedna is also in a close square to his Mars, but Sedna moves very slowly so this has been going on his whole presidency and relates to his 'head in the sand' attitude to the world.

As you would expect, that day transiting Pluto was in a close opposition with his 11th House Saturn, urging him to overthrow his own government and transforming his reputation in the collective consciousness in the process, something he is reportedly still largely 'clueless' about, which is Eris's domain.

This opposition was part of a close set of aspects, with Pluto quintile Eris in 8th House, stirring discord into the collective energies, bi-quintile Uranus in the 10th House, activating his social network, and also bi-quintile his ASC and trine his MC, making him the man of the moment.

In the chart of a spiritually evolved person the quintiles (72 degrees) and bi-quintiles represent evolutionary flow, but in the chart of an unconscious person these can manifest as delusions, imagined super powers that actually haven't been developed, encouraging them to leap off cliffs expecting to fly.

Pluto is the planet of power and Trump's is, of course, in the 12th house of institutions, so he sees himself as the country. And on the day of the insurrection the Moon was closely sextile his Pluto as he riled up the crowd.

And transiting Sedna in the 10th House was closely quintile his Pluto, encouraging him that it was his spiritual destiny to rule the country, And with this focus on Pluto in the 12th we see the crisis of relinquishing power he was going through.

As well as transiting Pluto quintile his natal Eris in the 8th, he also had the North Node in the 10th House closely quintile Eris that day too. So the dharma he was creating by his place in society was in an imagined super-power relationship with his greedy passion to spread discord and chaos.

Eris is a bit of a spiritual trickster, in an evolved individual she’s a spiritual truth teller, while in the chart of an unconscious person she can encourage greed and a materialistic superficial approach to life. She does this to reveal that side of ourselves to our conscious selves and so provoke spiritual growth.

Eris in the eighth house at the unconscious level is into kinky sex and chaotic divide and rule strategies, and she brings out our base materialist tendencies. In the house of deals and collective resources she has been a mainstay of Trump's corruption.

His Eris is in a T square, opposite 'lawless' Ixion, in the second house of resources, with both square Mercury, the planet of ideas and communication, in the 11th House of collective consciousness. So greed and materialism in the house of deals, opposite wilful lawlessness in the house of resources, both in stressful relationships with his ability to communicate with the collective consciousness… So any story that serves the moment will do.

The transits to his natal Eris are reinforced by the Eris transits that day. Eris was transiting his 9th House with a set of very close transits, conjunct his Sedna, sextile his Sun in the 10th, square his Saturn in the 11th, and semi-sextile his MC, so focussing on his leadership in society and reputation in the collective consciousness.

So where his Mars energy was firing up the masses, and Pluto was directing it at overthrowing the establishment, Eris was tightly focussed on his leadership and his role in society, and his reputation in the collective consciousness. Eris is the great revealer, and there has been a sea change in his reputation and also in his leadership in the last two weeks.

He went from saying 'we love you' to his rioting supporters on the day, to 'every American is disgusted by the violence...' He finally got it, but only through the pressure of a second impeachment and immanent legal action for inciting insurrection. So we can see that the different octaves were working in unison, with Eris focussed from a more spiritual level where the change needed to occur, not in society, but in his core self.

With his Sedna in the ninth he has been able to control the narrative till now by believing in an alternate set of facts, but with Eris conjunct Sedna he is being dragged kicking and screaming to face reality, and he appears to be suffering a psychosis as a result.

IXION Footnote

A final note on his Ixion transits, which reinforced his maverick approach that day. The Moon was, of course, conjunct his natal 'my way or the highway' Ixion, and transiting Ixion in the 5th House was making a set of very close aspects, quintile his Jupiter in the 2nd House, square Quaoar, the planet of new perspectives in the 2nd and trine his ASC and bi-quintile his MC.

So Ixion was strongly encouraging him on his maverick path, but the thing with Ixion is you have to learn from experience and make a better job of your second chance, and Trump has never learned from his experience, because you have to face up to reality to learn, and even now while saying the right thing he is privately still in denial about the election result.

In the myth Ixion was eventually bound to a burning wheel and sent spinning through the heavens for all eternity, and I have been predicting this end for Trump for the past year and now with his second impeachment and impending criminal conviction for inciting insurrection, we see it manifest.

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