Real Estate mogul and reality-TV star Donald Trump is once again making waves as a Republican(?) Party candidate for the US Presidency. In the early days of the race, he has catapulted himself to the top of the (dung)heap by addressing issues such as immigration which conservatives care about but their "leaders" fail to address.
Is he a true conservative hero? Is he working as an agent from the Left to disrupt the Right? Is he only in it to boost his already outsized ego? The Trump chart is a potent example of the importance of declination when using astrology (or at least my own methods therein) to shed light on the true sociopolitical leanings of a native. For this chart gives us one answer when we ignore declination, and another answer when we use it.
Libertarian: Pallas parallel Sun and opposite Mercury.
Authoritarian: Pallas quincunx Pluto and ruled by Saturn which is square Jupiter and quincunx South Node.
Ron Paul's assertion that Trump is authoritarian is fully justified by the chart.
Collectivist: Neptune in the Second House quintile Venus; Venus quincunx South Node.
Capitalist: Venus parallel North Node.
This one's hard to call, which by default gives us a capitalist, albeit an unreliable one.
Liberal: South Node in the Fourth House conjunct Moon and trine Fourth House ruler Mars
Conservative: Jupiter (ruler of Moon) trine North Node.
Mixed signatures for culture lean to the Left.
Authoritarian + weakly capitalist + culturally liberal --> vaguely economically conservative authoritarian. If we ignore declination on this chart (as I have in the past) we get a full-on Left-wing authoritarian.
Trump doesn't have a Bloodbath Formula, and Right-wing authoritarians overall tend to kill fewer persons than their counterparts on the Left. So this in my book puts him in the same category I put Bernie Sanders: better than the pack but nowhere near as good as one of the Pauls might be.
Nice that there's someone raising questions that the Establishment would rather brush under the rug, but overall my reaction is "meh".
PS: March 2016 -- Trump is now the only anti-war candidate (Sanders is losing and is a warmonger), and the only one with half a chance in hell of actually helping the economy. So while I stop short of actually supporting him, he is now the only candidate I would actually consider supporting.