This is part II of a series, you can catch up on part I here.
There are many different astrological techniques for prediction. Some are classical, and others are more creative. When I am looking at relationship charts I will nearly always compare the progressed charts of the two individuals to see what is happening in the relationship at that time. In an election, a people chooses its governing body and the relationship between them is quite important.
Some of this post may seem excessively geeky to many of my readers and for this I apologize. When I progress all three charts for election day and compare the candidate charts to the progressed US chart, I get some interesting results. Obama’s Chiron opposes his Venus, and this wound (Chiron) to his partnerships (Venus) falls right on the US ascendant/descendant axis of self vs. other. Obama’s progressed Mars falls opposite Venus in the US progressed chart, suggesting a separation of some kind. The nodes in the two charts are inconjunct each other, suggesting an inability to come together.
Comparing Mitt Romney’s progressed chart to the US progressed chart shows something astonishing: His Sun falls right on the US Midheaven (head of government) within 16 minutes of arc. Without any other calculation, this would be a very telling factor. But other factors in the chart are not so clear. His progressed Moon/Midheaven conjunction forms a square alignment to US progressed Jupiter which suggests to me that he may be overly confident (Jupiter). His progressed Ascendant will tightly oppose the US Pluto which could suggest a crisis of some sort. And Chiron in his progressed chart tightly conjoins Saturn, indicating a painful event for all involved.