URANU.S.A.: Steve Bannon and the Fourth Turning

Donald Trump and Uranus in Gemini

donald-trump-1946U.S. popular vote loser Donald Trump was born in Queens, New York at 10:54 a.m.  on June 14, 1946, with Uranus conjunct the North Node and Sun in tropical Gemini in his natal chart. Uranus, discovered in 1781, the same year the American Revolutionary War ended, takes 84-years to transit through the twelve signs of the zodiac, spending about seven years in each sign.

In 2013, I self-published an illustrated book called URANU.S.A.: Astrology Looks at the First Planet and Nation of the New World, in which I examined U.S. political history relative to the transit of Uranus in tropical Gemini.

Uranus makes its next transit through Gemini during the years 2025-2033. Historically speaking, the passage of Uranus through Gemini has always coincided with a period during which the country is involved in a major war, the outcome of which results in the United States redefining itself. These periods were 1775-1781 (Revolutionary War), 1858-1865 (Civil War), 1941-1949 (U.S. involvement in WWII, ending with the creation of NATO).

Steve Bannon and the Fourth Turning

SiriusXM's Coverage Of The Republican National Convention Goes Gavel-to-Gavel On Wednesday, July 20Trump’s Chief Strategist, Breitbart media executive Steve Bannon is an avid enthusiast of the Fourth Turning cycle theory proposed by historians Neil Howe and William Strauss, an observation of patterns in American political and social life that change about every 20-22 years, repeating thematically about every 80-90 years.

Just as with the transit of Uranus in Gemini, their theory identifies the eighty-something year gap between the Revolutionary War, Civil War, and WWII.

Because Bannon is such a Fourth Turning keener, he is reportedly candid about what he expects is the inevitability of the U.S. getting involved in war in the not-too-distant future.

I confess, too, that I have expected a U.S. war on the scale of the aforementioned conflicts to occur between the years 2025-2033, based mostly on the expectation that this upcoming Uranus transit through tropical Gemini will repeat itself in a similar fashion to the last three. 

The difference being that either Bannon is a decade too early, or I am looking ahead a decade too late. That is, presuming Trump serves two four-year terms, he would leave office in January 2025, a few months before Uranus moves from Taurus to Gemini, and therefore presumably would not be likely to be directly responsible for an outbreak of war during the Uranus transit in Gemini. Unless, of course, he somehow winds up staying in office longer than two terms.

Here is a video clip featuring some of the interesting historical and astrological work found in URANU.S.A.:

Audio recorded at Fort Mason, San Francisco on March 28, 2013.

URANU.S.A. Print Edition On Sale Today!

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At last, the print edition of URANU.S.A.: Astrology Looks at the First Planet and Nation of the New World is on sale. Pre-sale copies will ship early this week, and new sales will be processed immediately. Please note the $27 price includes shipping costs for U.S. and Canada. I am working on making the book available internationally, stay tuned.

Here is the first in a series of promo videos I will be posting in the coming days.

“URANU.S.A.”

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My new (and first) book, URANU.S.A. is now available in ebook format.

URANU.S.A. covers the three periods in American history that coincide with the seven-year passage of the planet Uranus through tropical Gemini, which occurs once every eighty-four years. These periods happen to include the American Revolution, the American Civil War, and U.S. participation in World War II.

The book examines the story and astrology behind crucial events and the lives of central figures from these three periods, including Thomas Paine, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and others.

From the introduction:

“Uranus was found by William and Caroline Herschel, using a telescope in Bath, England, on the night of March 13, 1781 – 220 days before the British surrender at Yorktown, and 352 days before British parliament voted to end the war against the American colonies.

“The new country that emerged from revolution became what is today the oldest democratic republic in the world, a concept of government then unknown in European societies since Ancient Rome.

“The new planet was the first new orbiting body ever found in our solar system. Until the discovery of Uranus, Saturn had always marked the outermost known wandering perimeter of our universe.”

Not to be immodest, but it has to be among the top three finest non-fiction graphic novels on American history ever written by a Canadian astrologer, if I do say so myself. A fun read for astrology enthusiasts and haters alike. Dig in.