We’re launching a new series of posts, in which we put the 2016 presidential candidates on the Wisdom Wheel. Full disclosure: I’m registered as an independent. These portraits do not endorse any particular candidate. Instead, I want to see and share what the Wheel has to say.
Who are these politicians? What are their strengths? Weaknesses? What universal, human challenges can they expect in the upcoming years? A person’s Birth Law and their current position on the Wheel can shed light on these questions.
Born June 14, Donald Trump’s Birth Law is Eternal Present. An Air sign, he has a gift for using his breath to spread news and encourage trends. “You’re fired!” How could we forget his catchphrase on the successful The Apprentice television series?
At their best, these folks are breaths of fresh air. Trump embodies this, speaking his mind, telling it like it is. Political correctness be damned. No wonder many find this refreshing in a presidential candidate.
But flightiness and broken promises can be the downfall of these folks. Three wives and four bankruptcy filings so far… these are some of the promises Trump has failed to keep.
At 69, he currently lives under the Law of Pure Potential. Does his potential measure up to the job of President of the United States of America? Many doubt he has what it takes to be president. Next year, he’ll live under the Law of Power (we all do at age 70 as we pass through the Wheel of Life).
From the ages of 69-71, we’re also transiting the Western quadrant of Wheel. Here inner work and healing take priority. Deep internal development rarely transpires in front of cameras on the campaign trail. In the Western quadrant, our sense of Higher Purpose also takes center stage (we pass through the West at ages 15-17 and again at 42-44 — other times we grapple with Higher Purpose). Trump declares his Higher Purpose is to “make America great again” — his campaign slogan. This relates to healing, but perhaps Trump should focus on his own healing rather than the nation’s. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Center for Health Statistics, American male life expectancy is 76.4 years. Trump may live longer and do better by being more humble and less combative during these next 3 years. After facing his demons in the West, he’d make a better leader.
President or not, over the next 10 years the Wheel indicates his spiritual life should take precedence. If we’re lucky to live long enough, spirituality becomes our focal point at ages 72-80.
What are your thoughts on Trump, the Law of Eternal Present and the Western quadrant? We invite you to join the discussion below!