2016 Presidential Election
I am predicting a win for Hillary Clinton for this upcoming presidential election.
I will be using 5 charts in my analysis and I will also comment briefly on Donald Trump’s birth chart toward the end because it is AA rated for accuracy. Hillary’s chart is DD rated (a very bad accuracy rating) and there are two possible times which give completely different charts and therefore I won’t be using either chart (I've even seen a third chart proposed, again completely different). I also don’t personally believe one needs to use the natal charts of candidates to make a prediction of this kind. For one a candidate for public office, especially one this big, moves beyond their chart in that they now have become inextricably linked to a greater whole (the political party they are a part of and the country in general) which has the power to override their natal promise. I realize this may be a controversial statement to make and I will not delve into the philosophical reasoning underpinning this idea but instead I will leave the reader with a quote from the great Ibn Ezra which implies a similar, if not the same, idea:
“The sixth rule [out of 8 rules] is communal, by which the cause of the king intervenes. Indeed the law of the king is as a power of the whole. Because if there were in the nativity of the king an indication that he would go to war, he would lead many men with him into the war none of whom would have changed their place (of dwelling) according to their nativity” - (from Tools and Techniques of the Medieval Astrologer Volume III by Robert Zoller).
The implication here is that a greater power (whether the king or the political party etc.) can greatly alter a native’s destiny so that things which were not explicitly promised by his/her nativity become possible. I leave you to ponder this as the implications of it are truly profound.
Aries Ingress for the USA
This chart is cast for the moment the Sun enters the sign of Aries (spring equinox) and the location is that of the capital of a nation. The zodiacal placements of the planets will be nearly identical across the globe but the rising sign changes based on the locale the chart is drawn for. Astrologer Nina Gryphon does an excellent job of delineating this chart with an explanation as to why the Democrats will likely win the presidential election. You can read her excellent analysis here.
I will briefly summarize:
The 10th house shows the Incumbent party (the Democrats)
The 4th shows the challengers (the Republicans)
The 10th house features Jupiter and the Head of the Dragon, both signifying expansion and gains
The 4th features, most notably, the Tail of the Dragon signifying decrease, destruction and ruin
Jupiter rules the 4th (Republicans) and is near the MC - BUT - is retrograde and will not actually conjoin the MC and therefore this means "close but no cigar" for the Republicans
Charts for Nomination and Acceptance Speech
For both candidates we have a chart drawn for the time they were nominated at their respective conventions and a second chart for when they formally accepted the nomination. These charts only make sense when compared with one another. I have seen many astrologers analyzing these charts miss the bigger picture by focusing too much on one chart without looking at them together as a bundle. Confluence is what counts, not single factors, and we find plenty of confluence to support our prediction. The Moon is the single most important factor in the charts analyzed below for the Moon always refers to the general development/outcome of things and mundanely symbolizes “the common people”.
Lets begin with the Trump charts:
Chart 1 - Trump Nominated
Capricorn rising with Saturn the ruler retrograde in the 12th house of loss
The Moon is void of course, in the sign of her detriment, and separating from the Sun, symbol of power and kingship
The Moon is enclosed by the rays of both malefics (Mars casts a ray right behind the Moon, while Saturn casts a ray ahead of the Moon) - no planet breaks the enclosure (although some may argue the Sun breaks the enclosure of Mars but I remain unconvinced that astrology is so mathematically rigid when it comes to interpretation so I ignore this) because if we look at the transits Venus moves beyond Saturn and the Moon’s next aspect when she changes signs will be to Saturn, again retrograde and in the 12th house of loss. Saturn himself signifies loss and limitation.
The Sun is in the bounds of Saturn
The Moon is in the bounds of Mars
Both luminaries are therefore in the bounds of the malefics
Venus, lord of the MC, is in the dark 8th house and in aspect to Saturn
The Moon’s next application is to Saturn by SEXTILE
Chart 2 - Trump Accepts Nomination
Pisces rising with Jupiter the ruler weak by sign in the 7th house of enemies and others
The Tail of the Dragon resides in the 1st house of body/self and indicates a destructive influence on such matters
The Moon is once again void and in the bounds of Saturn, lord of misery
She now applies to a SQUARE with Saturn once she changes signs
We once again see enclosure by the malefics of the Moon with Mars being the last planet she aspected - it’s almost as if Trump goes from having a ton of energy and aggression to being stopped dead in his tracks (from Mars to Saturn)
Saturn retrograde afflicts the 10th house cusp
The Sun is practically cadent and still in the bounds of Saturn, possessing no dignity of his own
The Sun is in aversion to the Moon as is Jupiter, lord of the Ascendant and MC
Chart 3 - Hillary Nominated
Capricorn rising with Saturn retrograde in the 11th quadrant house - a subtle yet important difference between Chart 1 and this chart, for Saturn has more strength in the 11th quadrant house
The Moon is NOT enclosed by the malefics
The Moon is exalted in Taurus and applies by SQUARE to the Sun, now dignified in his own sign of Leo - thus the Moon moves to aspect the Sun, symbol of power and kingship - not only are the two planets dignified but they form a powerful aspect
Both luminaries are in the bounds of the benefics, in contrast the Trump charts wherein they are in the bounds of the malefics
The Moon is NOT void
Mars is very strong and rules the MC
Chart 4 - Hillary Accepts the Nomination
Mars the lord of the rising sign (Aries) is very strong in Scorpio in a succedent house and is bonified by a superior square from Venus in a night chart (thus both planets are of the sect in favor). Mars is also regarded by Jupiter and thus both benefics. As Ascenant lord he is in aversion to Saturn. I also add that Mars was previously lord of the MC (the place of kingship) and now is the lord of the Ascendant ilustrating that the power of kingship has shifted directly to Hillary who has now become ruling Monarch (The Queen if you will)
The MC is unafflicted
The Moon applies by SEXTILE to the Sun who is once again very well placed in Leo and in the 5th house (a strong position)
The Moon then applies to the Ascendant
The Moon will apply to oppose Saturn after the Ascendant and this could easily indicate difficulty after being elected but does not itself interfere with the election
The Sun resides in the bounds of Venus, the benefic of the sect
Both the Sun and the Moon regard and aspect the Ascendant very closely
Summary of the Above
The most important things to note are the repetitions:
In the Trump charts we find a repetition of the Moon being void, applying to Saturn once in the next sign, enclosed by both malefics, the Sun/Moon weak and in the bounds of the malefics, the MC afflicted or its lord not very strong, and both lights being in aversion to the Ascendant in the 2nd chart.
In the Hillary charts we find the near exact opposite conditions present. The Moon is not void and applies to the Sun, symbol of kingship and power, no malefic enclosure, the Moon/Sun strong by house and sign and in the bounds of benefics, the MC strong or unafflicted, both the lights aspecting the Ascendant in the latter chart and the lord of the Ascendant in the latter chart very strong and bonified by the benefics.
Perhaps the most profound symmetry is seen by the fact that in the Trump charts the Moon first applies by sextile (ease) to Saturn and then by square (conflict) while in the Hillary charts we find the exact reverse - that is the Moon applies by square to the Sun (conflict) and then by sextile (ease). For Trump we have ease to difficulty and for Clinton difficulty to ease. So if Trump looks stronger as things progress do not let this fool you as the tables will be turning.
Finally while for Trump the Moon applies to Saturn, for Hillary the Moon applies to the Sun. Saturn is the lord of oppression, denial, slavery and oppression while the Sun is the lord of power, authority and kingship. The symbolism is profoundly clear and simple.
A quick note on Trump’s birth chart
Some astrologers have pointed out that the progressed Sun is on Trump’s Ascendant exactly and near Mars, yet if we fast forward to election day we find the progressed Sun has moved beyond this Ascending degree and into the 1st degree of Virgo, thus no longer so powerfully highlighting his Ascendant. The Sun, by itself, cannot possibly signify victory as far as progressions go. It just signifies notability and being in the public eye, which Trump very much is. The fact that Regulus sits on the Ascendant is no surprise as Trump in many ways possesses the power of a king given the amount of wealth he controls. However we need to remember that the progressed Sun moves off of this degree by the time of the election and we need to reconsider the words of Ibn Ezra quoted at the beginning of this analysis. Come election day Saturn, who resides natally in the 12th house of loss will be opposing his natal Sun by whole sign, which is not a good sign for someone trying to get elected.
By primary directions Trump’s MC comes to the bounds of Jupiter with the last aspect being from Venus. Jupiter is retrograde, in the 2nd of wealth, and low in the figure and occidental. Not a horrible Jupiter by any means but also not a superbly strong Jupiter. From my perspective this shows wealth but is not enough to show a presidential win especially when we consider the other relevant directions. The Sun has come to the bounds of Mars, with the last aspect being a conjunction of Mars back in January of this same year. Mars is quite strong in this chart but can this really show a victory or does it just show that Trump is being temporarily empowered to be in the spotlight? We should also remember that Mars is contrary to the sect in favor, has multiple factors that make it “too hot” (in Leo, above the horizon, in its own bounds, closely sextile the Sun) and is occidental - these are all weakening or imbalancing testimonies.
I will quote Lilly on the Sun directed to the bounds of Mars as it is strikingly appropriate with regard to what we have been witnessing with Trump:
“Discommodity in his course of Life, in his Councils and Negotiations great contradictions; many times violent fevers [or perhaps temper tantrums?]; no event proves successful undertaken by the Native: it admonishes the Native to have great Caution in his Affairs, and to beware of rash Actions, to which he will be too inclined.”
And to the body of Mars:
“. . . It designs the native to be inconstant and variable in his Counsels, Cogitations and Actions, and that he shall meet with many labours and difficulties by reason of wicked, pernicious Persons or Malefactors; his enemies will domineer over him; the Native shall easily fall into the hatred and frowns of Kings and great men . . . To a Martial Nativity it gives Preferment [indeed Trump's nativity is overwhelmingly Martial] . . .”
For those in possession of Christian Astrology Volume III you may wish to look at what he says concerning the other directions mentioned above.
Finally the Ascendant is in the bounds of Venus with the last aspect being a square from Saturn. This is not good for both those planets are placed in the 12th of loss and affliction and a square aspect of Saturn like this definitely shows great impediments to the native's efforts, wit and actions.
Trump’s Sun receives more emphasis by the profected Ascendant coming to Gemini back in June wherein the natal Sun resides and progressed Jupiter makes a close aspect to the natal Sun by trine.
There is a mixed bag here as far as we are concerned and there are certainly signs of great public recognition for Trump shown by these factors and perhaps great profit as well. Yet because we don’t have a reliable time for Hillary it is not good to rely on these natal indications over those of the nomination charts analyzed above. Even if we did possess Hillary’s correct time of birth a nominee for president is reaching well beyond their own destiny and into the destiny of the nation. No doubt Hillary’s chart would show similar indications to that of Trump and some who use the Scorpio rising chart may make the argument through other techniques that things look excellent for her natally as well. Would it be any surprise though? Things would have to show up for her to get this far.