2016 Presidential Election Part 3
In this article I will focus on the Solar Return charts of the candidates and their running mates. This is to be my final article on who will win the election. My goal in all of this has not been to further my own self image by predicting a high profile event but instead to test the ancient techniques of astrology and in so doing learn more about the craft. Whether the prediction is wrong or right there is learning to be had and I hope others benefit from my research and predictive analysis as they seek to further their own understanding and practice of the art. Please keep in mind that I am not trying to analyze the charts to show integrity of character or goodness of heart or anything like that. I am only tackling the predictive angle. It must be known that I don’t like either candidate all that much. Finally some people have criticized me and my astrological analysis on the basis that they are obviously very desirous of a Trump presidency and they don’t like my prediction. They have not intelligently critiqued the astrological analysis itself. To those of you out there who desire a Trump victory and may read my predictions all I can say is that it does not matter what you or I desire, it only matters what is True and because of this astrology is not for the faint of heart.
Solar Return Charts (SR) aka Revolutions
This was the return chart active during the time he began running for the Republican candidacy. Here is what stands out:
Strong Moon exalted and in the 1st house
This Moon is also the exalted ruler of his natal MC and as it stands the SR Moon is in near exact conjunction with the natal MC
The SR Moon is in a trine aspect to the SR MC and has dignity by bound there
Venus, the domicile lord of the natal MC, is, in the SR, quite powerfully placed in an angular house with benefic Jupiter and is unaffllicted by the malefics who are both rather docile in this SR chart
Venus is also the Jarbakhtar (the bound lord of the directed Ascendant) which makes its good placement in this revolution even more auspicious.
Both Malefics are in aversion to the Ascendant, which is quite auspicious for the native (his health, his life direction that year, aims/goals etc.)
Saturn, lord of the SR MC, is bonified by a whole sign trine from both Venus and Jupiter, which signifies support in his bid for nomination
The Tail of the Dragon resides in the 12th which classically destroys one’s enemies
Mars the ruler of the 7th of opponents and of the 12th of hidden enemies is not afflicting any planet, not in aspect to the Asc and is combust, though in its own bound. What we saw was Trump totally overcome his enemies by a long shot to claim the nomination. His enemies weren’t completely destroyed (Mars having dignity by bound) but they certainly stood no real chance against him.
Jupiter rules the 10th sign from Fortune and is angular and unafflicted, another powerful testimony for increase in public power. Yet as the Moon is waning, so Jupiter is occidental, both signs that his elevation in status may only be fleeting.
The testimonies of this Solar Return are quite powerful for the native and his actions and abilities during the year. It was also a 10th house Taurus profectional year for him. The fact that Taurus rises in the SR with an exalted Moon right on the natal MC further emphasizes the capacity for public/professional rise and glory.
I also find it fascinating that the Moon is waning (balsamic phase, one of the weaker lunar phases) and void of course. The Moon waning is not good for success and durability in worldly matters. In Trump’s natal chart the Moon is conjoined the South Node and is being eclipsed by the Sun. In hindsight these factors are strong testimonies that his rise to power is fleeting and not strongly durable.
Contrary to the last Solar Return chart, which had some overwhelmingly positive testimonies concerning Trump’s rise to power, the current return chart tells a different story.
The Sun, lord of the Ascendant, is fairly well placed in the 11th house but is opposed by whole sign aspect to Saturn who is retrograde (this is called maltreatment). It is my experience that retrograde Malefics tend to be behave in a much more difficult and even less conventional manner. Retrogradation was regarded as an affliction by most ancient astrological authors. Now the aspect is not a close one but Saturn is notorious for exerting his strength even by whole sign opposition. The fact that it is not a close aspect probably accounts for the fact that Trump is still fairly popular and doesn’t seem to be backing down.
Mars, lord of the MC, is also retrograde and contrary to the sect in favor. The retrogradation greatly disrupts the native’s public life (MC) and makes it prone to instability. This is echoed quite powerfully by Uranus, a planet known for signifying instability, closely conjoined the MC. We also note that Venus, who rules the 10th house by whole sign, is combust, which is an affliction with regard to worldly matters and in this case public office.
Both malefics witness the Ascendant powerfully - Saturn by trine and Mars by Square - contrary to the former return chart in which they did not witness it at all and instead both benefics witnessed it by square. We literally are seeing a reversal of good fortune from one revolution to the next.
Jupiter is weak and in aversion to the Ascendant
Venus, though casting an inferior sextile ray to the Ascending sign, is combust and therefore its effects to counteract the influence of the malefics are nil
Jupiter rules good fortune, generally speaking, and is square to Saturn. There is reception but Jupiter is the one receiving which means that Saturn is empowered to wreak havoc and corrupt the native’s good fortune and expansive capabilities this year.
Consider the above and note that Saturn is lord of the 6th house of misfortune/bad luck, suffering and the 7th house of opponents (Hillary).
The single most important thing is the fact that the Moon applies to aspect Saturn by a sextile aspect, just like in the two nomination charts we analyzed in the first article of this series. This is extremely important as it repeats the exact same thing shown by those nomination charts.
Saturn is author of confinement, dismay, anxiety, misery, labours, detriment, constriction, destruction - in short, when not well positioned (as in this chart), he wholly denies things from happening. In this chart he afflicts the Sun, symbol of kingship and power and in this case the native because the Sun is lord of the Ascendant. Venus, ruler of the natal MC, is combust and thus lacks any real power this year, whereas last year the SR chart showed the exact opposite.
Contrary to sect, retrograde malefic Mars also opposes Trump’s natal MC very closely. This is a very weakening factor and shows that he will continue to create enemies for himself and get in his own way through his own actions/words. SR Mars also squares natal Mars, which falls in the SR first house.
More can always be said but we’ll leave it at that...
Pence’s time of birth is totally unknown but we can still draw a return chart for him nonetheless, there will just be less we can garner from it.
The SR 10th house is afflicted by the Tail of the Dragon
The lord of the MC, Jupiter, is afflicted by a square to Saturn, wherein Jupiter receives Saturn. Again, just like in Trump’s SR chart, Saturn is allowed to do its damage and therefore the reception is rather malefic. In literal terms: the opponent (Hillary) deprives him of his ability to ascend to power.
The Sun, symbol of power/authority, is in the 12th house of loss and hidden enemies and closely opposed by Saturn, retrograde and in the 6th house, but ruling the 7th of open enemies. This echoes Trump’s return and indeed the two men share a very close birthday.
Though we don’t know his time, we know that based on age (57), he is in a 10th house profectional year like Donald Trump, thus emphasizing career matters and the public life.
The first planet the Moon applies to in this SR chart is actually an antiscia conjunction of Venus/Sun, and then to a sextile of Jupiter. This is actually one of the first testimonies that does not back up the patterns we continue to observe in all of the other charts we have analyzed thus far. What could it mean? My guess is that because of the good condition of the Ascendant lord that Pence’s career in politics won’t be extremely marred should he and Trump lose the election.