I'm an astrologer and I have been listening to Thom since election 2016.
I wanted to let everyone know that Pluto crosses the Ecliptic on Oct. 31st 2018. It is travelling north to south. Pluto last crossed the Ecliptic travelling south to north on Sept. 4th, 1930, the time of the Great Depression. Astrologically, Pluto rules mass power, BIG money (not personal), and matters which affect all of us (the masses), as well as sex. Due to Thom's obvious expectation that a market crash is overdue, the disastrous effects of Wall Street's abuses through stock buy-backs, etc., the comments by Prof. Richard Wolff and Robert Stockman who recently said that they expect market problems this coming fall, I thought that this fact concerning solar phenomena was curiously interesting. (The Ecliptic is the path the transiting planets take around the Sun) The last time Pluto crossed the Ecliptic travelling north to south as it will this year, was July 2nd, 1770, also the closest approach to Earth (in recorded history) by a comet, named Lexell.
The DONALD'S natal horoscope (a whole class in itself) was impacted strongly by two Eclipses; 1/31 and 2/15, setting off his natal Mars and Pluto. His Mars, which accounts for his fighting proclivities, extreme temper and the sex Pluto doesn't account for, is in high gear. It also rules Foreign affairs (in his chart) and highlights strongly Russia, N. Korea, our allies, and the urge he probably has to distract everyone from his scandals with a war. Just add Mike Pompeo and John Bolton's hatred of N. Korea and Iran, their desire for 1st strike and well, no wonder we're nervous. Pluto, always dealing with sex, money and death is on fire since the eclipse. His sexual indiscretions are rising up to embarrass him, the market keeps diving in response to his careless and impetuous actions and words and everyone can only hope that there will not be mass casualties attached to his warlike intentions. Tom mentioned this past week how Trump is like the boy who enjoys tearing the wings off of flies. He's right, the first thing I noticed with this chart was the tendency toward sadism, and the firing of Andrew McCabe last week, 26 hours before his 50th birthday, will cost him a reported $60,000 a year. Not an accident. Trump swore an oath to our Constitution and we HAVE a Constitutional Crisis on our hands, at least an ongoing national crisis. The aforementioned eclipse effects will stay in active untill replaced by the next eclipse energies, 7/13/18, 7/27/17 and 8/11/18.