2017 Aries Ingress: Predictions for the New Administration

In this post I made predictions about the internal workings of the Trump administration based on a chart cast for the place and time of the inauguration.  The Aries Ingress chart can give us a more comprehensive look at the administration, what its focus will be, and what it will contend with as it seeks to execute and implement its agenda.

The Aries Ingress is a tool of classical mundane (world affairs) astrology. It marks the point when the Sun reaches 0 Aries. The location is set for the capital of the country you wish to read for.

Mundane astrology has very specific rules for reading and interpretations. Each planet has specific significations. I will share what they are as I make read the chart and make predictions.

In this post, I will look at the 2017 Aries ingress chart to make predictions about new American president and administration.

Here’s the 2017 sidereal Aries Ingress chart for the USA: Sun-0 Aries (sidereal) April 17, 2017 4:33:38pm, Washington, DC:

Chart for the 2017 Aries Ingress - Sidereal

1. Look to the ascendant. If a Cardinal sign is rising (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) the chart lasts for 6 months. Cast another chart at the Cancer ingress. That chart will last till the next Aries ingress.

If a common/mutable sign is rising (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces), the chart lasts for 3 months. Cast 3 more charts. Cancer ingress, Libra ingress, Capricorn ingress.

If a fixed sign is rising (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius), the chart last for the entire year.

Leo is rising and it’s a fixed sign. This chart will last all of 2017.

Here is the sidereal 2017 Aries Ingress with the outer planets added:

Chart for the 2017 Aries Ingress - Sidereal (with the outer planets)

I added the outer planets so that you can see both the Sun and Uranus at 00 Aries. THe Sun is actually applying with 20 minutes of orb. I normally don’t bother with outer planets unless they are less than 2 degrees from a personal planet or angle. In this case Uranus is less than half a degree from the Sun. Even though cazimi is 17 minutes, I’m willing to give this Uranus cazimi status. I don’t have any reason why except to say that having The Sun and Uranus this close is a rare occurrence. But, don’t quote me.

The first house and the planet that rules it represents the citizens and the general conditions of the country. Since Leo is rising, the Sun rules the first house. By nature of the chart the Sun is in Aries, exalted. Not in its own sign but the honored guest of the King, comfortable and very well taken care of. I’ll discuss exaltation again concerning another planet.

Sun, ruler of the ascendant, significator of the people and the conditions of the country is in an exact conjunction w/Uranus, and trine Saturn in Sagittarius. I know ya’ll think Uranus is all cute and exciting, revolutionary, quirky, eccentric, etc, but the Sun conjuncts Uranus in the Aries ingress chart every 84 yrs.

The last year the Sun and Uranus were conjunct in Aries? 1933. Do we need a brief history lesson? I believe so!

The history lesson that follows is brought to you by the every 84 years conjunction of the Sun and Uranus in Aries, in the Aries Ingress chart.


Franklin D Roosevelt was inaugurated as president during the darkest days of the Great Depression. He campaigned promising to undo the damage the previous president’s, Herbert Hoover, policies had done. Sound familiar? Hoover refused to intervene in the grave economic crisis that his policies were responsible for.

Now the Great Depression had already begun, but we didn’t know that it would be as bad as was. The unemployment rate peaked at 25%!

On the other side of the Atlantic, Hitler was elected and he swiftly dismantled all the other political parties leaving only the Nazi Party and he declared himself dictator. Simultaneously, the first concentration camp was being built land was soon complete. All of this was preceded by a painstakingly written plan outlining what he was going to do. Everyone read it, yet they didn’t believe it. Not even the USA.

Roosevelt’s first 100 days in office were unprecedented. He created new departments & programs meant to alleviate the dire conditions of American people.

Now would be a good time to compare the 1933 Aries ingress with the 2017 Aries ingress.

1933 Aries Ingress vs 2017 Aries Ingress

Comparing the 1933 and 2017 Aries Ingress Charts - Sidereal

Disclaimer: i’m not predicting another great depression or market crash.

To understand the difference between these two charts and what they indicate for the US, we’ll look at two things only: House place of the Sun/Uranus conjunction, and the placement of Aries’ ruler, Mars.


  • Sun/Uranus in the 4th house trine Mars in Leo in the 8th house.
  • 4th house is the land, crops, housing market, common people…
  • 8th house is death and mortality as well as financial considerations of and with foreign nations

For the most part the 4th house is self explanatory if you know history. Regarding the 8th house: USA left the gold standard which was a HUGE deal!


  • Sun/Uranus, 9th house. Mars in Taurus, 10th house
  • 9th house: courts & the judiciary branch, foreign travel, religion, universities
  • 10th house: the President & the administration, majority party.

Mars & Sun/Uranus are not in aspect. Sun/Uranus are in the 12th house of the house of Mars. The 12th house of any house can represent the undoing of that house, and hidden enemies of the people represented by that house. So the Sun and Uranus and powerfully undo or sabotage whatever Mars represents. His undoing may be an inside job.

Sun/Uranus in the 9th house shows the opposition to the majority party and the administration using the courts to undo the office and administration of the president. Whoever is opposing the presidential administration will be in position to control the office of the president.

So, in comparison, the 1933 chart the Sun/Uranus conjunction put the focused on domestic policy and its effect the citizens of this country, the land, and resistance to the establishment.

The 2017 Sun/Uranus conjunction focuses on public issues between the president, the courts, and an enemy/enemies of the administration.

Mars in a daytime chart (2017) is destructive and divisive. Mars in a nighttime (1933) chart is more self protective which we saw in FDR’s policies. We can expect that Mars in the 10th house of the 2017 ingress chart to be destructive and disruptive to the presidential administration.

Mars is a general significator for war. It’s position in the 10th house at the very least shows conflict and perhaps violence. The only other testimony for that is the fact that Moon is applying an opposition to Mars. That leads me to believe that this will be a war of policy and a war of protest against the administration. The Moon is a general significator for the people in general, and women specifically. But also this theme of hidden enemies resurfaces as the Moon rules the 12th house where Cancer is.

Sidenote: Moon in the 3rd house. News, media, publications, may be the venue of the people’s resistance, dissension, and opposition.


Significator for the President and the Administration

What planet signifies the president? Both Mars & Venus. Venus primarily, because it rules Taurus, the sign on the 10th house. And Mars because it’s in the 10th house.

We’ve already talked about Mars. Mars is some external or inner circle entity that disrupts and/or overtakes the presidential administration. But it is also the President himself. Mars being in the sign of its detriment and contrary to the sect of the chart brings out it’s more negative meanings. William Lilly says (as adapted by Deborah Houlding of Skyscript.co.uk):

Manners when badly placed: Then he is a prattler without modesty or honesty, a lover of slaughter and quarrels, murder, thievery, a promoter of sedition, frays [36] , and commotions, and highway-thief, as wavering as the wind, a traitor, of turbulent spirit, perjurer, obscene, rash, inhumane, neither fearing God or caring for man, unthankful, treacherous, oppressors, ravenous, cheater, furious, violent

I had to look up some of these words. Needless to say, it describes the character and temperament of Donald J. Trump explicitly and accurately.

That leaves us with Venus. Venus rules Taurus which is the sign on the 10th house. Where is Venus? In hot feces, I tell you!

Venus is retrograde in Pisces in the the 8th house. The puts the new president and his administration in a dire predicament. The retrograde status of Venus emphasizes its significations, but challenges it’s effectiveness. It’s moving backwards. So, that’s not progress, that’s regression, revisiting, returning, and reversals. But, it actually gets worst!

Venus is in a terrible condition called besiegement. It’s separating from one malefic and applying to the other. Venus is separating from square with Saturn and mutually applying to a sextile with Mars. That “harmonious” sextile with Mars doesn’t mean much which Mars is powerfully placed and contrary to the sect of the chart. At most, it means the trouble it brings may be brought be a perceived friend.

Venus and Mars mutually applying means that they both have some interest in each other. But I’m not sure the president (Venus) is going to want what what the courts or his opposition is offering (Mars ruling the 4th & 9th house) is offering. The reception by sign (Mars being in Venus’ sign of Taurus) can mean that Venus has no choice but to accept what Mars is offering.

Based on the rest of the chart, it seems likely that Mars as ruler of the 9th house means some legal issues surface as brought about by opposition to the administration.

Besiegement ultimately means that the president is stuck between a rock and a hard place. From the trouble of foreign entanglements to legal problems domestically. He thinks Mars is is friend (sextile and in Taurus), but they are not his friends, perhaps only to save him from himself.