Donald Trump was born on June 14, 1946 at Jamaica Hospital Queens (Queens County), USA at 10:54 am (time zone = GMT −4 hours). Astrologers the world over use this data to compute Trump’s chart—Donald Trump has Leo rising. But a few seconds later, the ascendant shifts to Virgo in the tropical chart. Is it actually possible for Trump’s chart to have Virgo ascendant?

Trump’s chart with Leo ascendant

The chart computed with tropical zodiac and sidereal nakshatras (as practiced by saptarishis) is given below:

Donald Trump's chart with Leo ascendant. Ketu is in the 5th house.
Trump’s chart with Leo ascendant

The ascendant is Leo. The Sun is in Gemini and the Moon is in Sagittarius. This is the chart that has been used extensively the world over for astrological analysis. The peculiar point in this chart is that the ascendant will change to Virgo a mere 11 seconds later! Is it possible that the president indeed has Virgo ascendant?

Putradosha

Let us first analyze the chart with Leo rising given above. The ascendant lord is the Sun, and he is placed in the 11th house. Most importantly, Ketu and the Moon are in the 5th house. The presence of Ketu in the 5th house indicates putradosha (blemish regarding children). The Moon—which happens to be the lord of the 12th house of loss—being placed in the 5th house doesn’t help either. The putrakaraka—Jupiter—who also happens to the 5th lord, is placed in the 3rd house. This planetary arrangement is not conducive for begetting children. Also, the 10th lord, Venus, is in the 12th house (of loss); this indicates difficulty in begetting a male child. According to Vedic astrology, the 10th house indicates a son to perform the funeral rites.

Understandably, the malefic effects of Ketu can be overcome by other planetary factors, but not in this chart: The 5th lord and the putrakaraka are neither exalted nor placed in their respective ruling signs. The 12th lord is in the 5th house and the 10th lord is in the 12th house.

Now the facts: Donald Trump has 5 children—3 sons and 2 daughters. His firstborn is a son.

While the chart depicted above indicates putradosha, the fact is that Trump doesn’t suffer from putradosha at all! What if the chart is off by a few seconds? What if he was born some 15 seconds later but the time was rounded off to 10:54 am?

Trump’s chart with Virgo ascendant

Let us now consider this possibility. The chart computed with the birth time recorded a mere 11 seconds later has been given below:

Donald Trump's chart with Virgo rising. Ketu is in the 4th house.
Trump’s chart with Virgo ascendant

Now, the ascendant is Virgo. The Sun is still in Gemini and the Moon is in Sagittarius. Upon analysis, Ketu is not placed in the 5th house, and therefore he has no putradosha. Indeed, the 5th lord, Saturn, is placed in the 11th house, which is very good. The putrakaraka, Jupiter, is placed in the 2nd house—also a good placement. The 5th house is now aspected by Saturn; though this is not good, this is not that bad either to confer putradosha at all. The 10th lord, Mercury, is placed in the 11th house. Also, the 10th house is aspected by Jupiter, which boosts the results of that house.

Dharma Karmathipathy yoga

One can also see that the 9th and 10th lords (Venus and Mercury, respectively) are placed together, leading to Dharma karmathipathy yoga. This is a Raja yoga (yoga of a king). But this yoga doesn’t materialize in the previous chart with Leo rising.

Summing it up

We can continue the astrological analysis of this chart further, but the lack of putradosha in the Virgo ascendant chart is very telling. In my opinion, this is highly confirmatory—Donald Trump’s chart has Virgo rising!

I rest my case.