“And when you’re a star, they’ll let you do it. You can do anything.”
– Mars in Leo Rising Donald Trump, on how his celebrity status emboldened him to be physically aggressive with women.
The now-infamous quote above was uttered straight from the lips of a would-be president, if you can believe that – this doesn’t even take into account the *really* objectionable part (look it up for yourself – it’s been all over the news lately) that immediately followed. I think the statement so perfectly encapsulates the essence of Lo-Fi Mars in Leo, though – the bratty sense of entitlement to do whatever the hell you want since you’re a special little snowflake who doesn’t have to behave like the rest of the world because, well, you’re NOT the rest of the world, now are you? No, no, no – you’re far too extraordinary *coughNarcissisticcough* to act like everybody else does – that’s for the little people.
I remember looking at Mr. Trump’s chart during the summer of 2015 and noting he was about to have a Mars Return that was marked by a prominent square to Saturn in Sagittarius, which did not seem like a particularly favorable energetic influence for his White House bid to my mind. Mars is desire – in Leo, it always wants to be the star of the show. And what could possibly be a bigger stage than being the leader of the United States of America, I ask?
The Mars Return itself shows our drive and where we put our energies for the next two years. It is a cyclical event we all experience (albeit at different times) about every 22 months and looking at this chart can prove very useful for understanding what we want, what it is that’s motivating us, and how we go about about getting it, as well as whether or not we’re likely to emerge victorious in the pursuit of our conquest. You can therefore see why I would think this an important thing to be looking at when this planet already features so prominently in this man’s chart to begin with; let alone the fact that it takes an enormous amount of energy and drive (Mars) to run for office.
As to where Saturn in Sagittarius comes in, it represents both his political ambitions as well as a large obstacle in the way of achieving that goal when it is found squaring his Mars. His testosterone (also Mars’ domain) is what’s getting in the way here – note that in his natal chart Donald has Mars located in his astrological 12th house; the part of the chart astrologers have long referred to as “the place of self-undoing”. The 12th house and any planetary energies contained within it shows how we are apt to be the source of our own suffering and denotes where we are inclined to metaphorically shoot ourselves in the foot. Trump’s desire to wear the crown of political achievement is being cock-blocked (and yes, the phallic pun is wholly warranted since we are talking about Mars and Saturn here) by his churlish machismo – it’s like tripping over your own dick; seriously. Your fly’s down, Donald – put it back in your pants.