Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Enter John F. Kelly, White House Chief of Staff

A quick look at the natal chart of President Donald Trump's new Chief of Staff, John F. Kelly, a retired 4-star General in the US Marine Corps, and had previously served as United States Secretary of Homeland Security.

The new Chief of Staff faces a somewhat shambolic White House, after a string of firings or resignations of prominent figures. The former General's new boss, whose other title is Commander in Chief, has not always portrayed his own best side (if he does, in fact, have a best side). President Trump does appear to respect Generals though, so perhaps that offers a gleam of hope for calmer days ahead.

I know nothing of Secretary Kelly's reputation, or his personality, save what little I've read about him, and what might be revealed by his natal chart. Adjectives I've encountered in descriptions of the retired General include "firm but benevolent", and "solid". His natal chart does indicate those attributes. Sun and Mercury in steadfast, stoic but stubborn Taurus, with Mars (planet of energy and aggression) in harmonious trine to his natal Sun, from meticulous, critical Virgo; Saturn, planet of discipline and framework is also in Virgo. I think Kelly definitely has the skill set needed for the tricky job he has been handed.

Without a time of birth Moon's position can't be pinpointed exactly. At noon Moon was at 21 Pisces - if J.F. Kelly were born very, very late in the day I guess Moon could have been close to the Pisces/Aries cusp; otherwise it would have been somewhere in mid-Pisces. Jupiter, anyway, is in early Pisces (conjunct my own natal Jupiter as it happens - but that signifies nothing at all). If Kelly's Moon were to be natally in Pisces, along with Jupiter, that would signify a softer more emotional or philosophical side to his nature, as contrast to his practical, no-nonsense Earthy side from Sun, Mercury and Mars. His natal Venus in Aries adds a touch of astrological Fire to the mix. I'd say this dose of Aries underlines, in a slightly different tone, due to Aries' naturally straightforward attitudes, Kelly's no-nonsense, no "ass-licking", potentially blunt, but potentially fair approach indicated by Taurus/Virgo. At least, that's what most lookers-on will be hoping for!

Kelly's rising sign remains unknown without a time of birth. Guessing, in this case isn't easy, but considering the greater part of his adult life has been spent in the military, perhaps Mars close to the ascendant - which would give Virgo rising. Not willing to bet on that!

President Trump and his Chief of Staff are in no way alike - that's needless to say, for even without benefit of astrology it has to be obvious. It'll take all the former General's skills and tactics, honed in war, to bring order out of 2017's White House chaos, without risking being one of the next group of those being shown the door.


James Higham said...

Should have checked his chart here first before writing on him.

Twilight said...

James Higham ~ What had you to say about him? I'd be interested to read it. I've skimmed through your last few posts but didn't find anything about Kelly.

Wisewebwoman said...

All lined up for a military coup perhaps?

I wouldn't be at all surprised.


Twilight said...

Wisewebwoman ~ Hmmm - possibly; perhaps the choice was not Trump's, but chosen for him by the real Powers That Be. Watch and wait!