2020 presidential election

More on predicting the election: A test

Astrologer Olga Morales has posted on Twitter an interesting comparison of current charts for Donald Trump and Joe Biden in which she predicts a win for President Trump based on the fact that he is “fully loaded” compared to Biden who has indications for poor health and illness.  She uses midpoints which are not in my arsenal of techniques as they tend to clutter the chart and draw my intention away from the themes that will provide clear information.

I’m just going to put this here so we can see how things go over the next month.

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By |2020-10-03T07:03:27-04:00October 3rd, 2020|Politics|11 Comments

US 2020 astrological election prediction realities

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Please note that any comments from either side of the aisle which serve only to inflame and do not add productively to the conversation will be deleted.

Predicting the outcome of an election is a tempting exercise, but extremely difficult in practice.  In 2016 astrologers everywhere attempted to predict whether Clinton or Trump would win the November US Presidential election.  You can geek out here and read the article and comments breaking down results by whether the astrologer followed the tropical or sidereal zodiac, was US-based or international etc., but the important takeaway is that of the 90 predictions collected in the article, 62.1% predicted a Clinton win and 37.9% predicted a Trump win. These predictions were based on a nearly infinite assortment of techniques including ancient and obscure techniques such as firdaria, vertical zodiac, whatever that is, and something my friend Barry Goddard called “a non-astrological judgement that politically the more charismatic candidate usually wins.”

62.1% predicted a Clinton win; 37.9% predicted Trump would win.  This wasn’t far off from Gallup’s polling which gave Clinton a 51% chance over 32% for Trump.

After the election some astrologers attempted to blame the incorrect predictions on faulty birth data, but in this kind of prediction there are so many factors.  The individual candidates, their personalities and their planetary cycles affecting them at the time of the election.  Whether or not they connect with the People as reflected in the chart for the United States.  Which chart for the United States is used (most astrologers, myself included, use the chart from July 4 1776 but there are many others).  The mood of the People on election day.  Planetary conditions for the US chart and how […]

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By |2020-08-26T16:26:48-04:00August 26th, 2020|Politics|22 Comments

The astrology of the Biden/Harris ticket

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I actually started this post a month ago when there were twelve candidates and it was a bit overwhelming.  Then the choice narrowed down to a more manageable number, but there was still always a possibility that there would be a wild card option that would come out at the last minute and all my work would be for naught.

I believe that Susan Rice (born 11/17/64, time unknown) was likely Biden’s favorite option for his vice president.  – if she’s born after noon her Moon conjoins Joe’s Moon which forms a sympathetic bond.  Her Sun conjoins his Sun and his Venus for great affection, and her Mercury conjoins his Sun suggesting that she understands him easily.  His Mars is in Scorpio and hers is in Virgo so she would aquiesce and not confront him.  She would have been the more comfortable choice for him, and I suspect that is why the decision took so long (other than, of course, the summer of retrogrades!!).

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You may remember that Kamala Harris was my choice for president so I am unabashedly enthusiastic with this decision.  I don’t usually like to express my bias in political posts, but to me she represents the exact balance of  diversity (Tamil Indian, Afro-Jamaican – American), intelligence, pragmatism, and charm that is needed right now in this political climate. As VP candidate she will likely be the nominee for president in 2024 which will mark the end of the US Pluto return so the choice of vice president is more critical now than ever.

If you missed my post on Kamala Harris you can find it here, and here is my profile of Joe Biden.

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By |2020-08-12T08:09:36-04:00August 12th, 2020|Politics|8 Comments

A shift in direction when the lunar nodes change signs

The lunar nodes mark the point at which the path of the Moon crosses the ecliptic, the path that the Sun takes through the constellations as we observe its movement from Earth.  The Nodes are connected to experiences which feel fated, and we can see this idea in practice when we look at an eclipse.  Eclipses occur at a lunation (lunar event) in which the Sun and Moon are within 15 degrees of the Nodes, activating a trigger of the past which requires something to happen before we can move forward.

Unlike other planetary bodies, the nodes move backwards in their apparent motion from our perspective on Earth.  (This excellent article explains why.)

The South Node is exactly opposite the North Node as they move backwards through the signs, moving from one polarity of opposites to the previous one.   Unlike the traditional order in which we progress from the initiation of Aries to the solidification of Taurus, and then on to the diversification of Gemini to the connectivity of Cancer (and so on), the Nodes take us on a journey to retrace our steps into the past where we must clean up past karma before moving forwards.

The North Node has been in Cancer (family, feelings) since November 2018, with the South Node in Capricorn (career, societal expectations), setting up a polarity between the Moon, ruler of Cancer, and Saturn, ruler of Capricorn.  Where Capricorn says “suck it up, and just do what’s required with every man for himself,” Cancer says “but the world is bleeding and I can’t bear it.”   It’s not an accident that the US elections in November 2018 marked historic wins for women, since the Moon is Cancer’s ruling planet and strongly […]

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By |2020-04-20T09:55:02-04:00April 9th, 2020|Planetary cycles|1 Comment

The astrology of Michael Bloomberg

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Other posts in the series “Road to 2020:”

  1. Joe Biden
  2. Bernie Sanders
  3. Elizabeth Warren
  4. Kamala Harris
  5. Pete Buttigieg
  6. Tulsi Gabbard
  7. Andrew Yang
  8. Amy Klobuchar

And posts written about Donald Trump.


Michael Bloomberg is late to the 2020 Democratic nomination – he only announced his candidacy in November 2019.  He has been a remarkably flexible politician: a lifelong Democrat until 2001 he ran for mayor as a Republican and endorsed both George W. Bush and Barack Obama for president (he switched his affiliation back to Democrat in 2007).

Bloomberg has not only the Sun in Aquarius, but also the Moon, Mercury, and Venus – a large stellium of Aquarian planets that also includes Ceres.  Aquarius is known for its eccentricity and unique life view as bestowed by Uranus, but it is often forgotten that Saturn is the traditional ruler of Aquarius which confers the detachment and rational mind that Aquarius is also known for.  Emotions do not cloud the clarity of the Aquarian perception – personal feelings don’t get in the way.

In fact, Bloomberg’s chart has no water signs other than the Cancer ascendant (and the South Node, about which more will come later).  Individuals with no water in their chart sometimes lack empathy and can find it difficult to express or identify with their feelings and emotions, but the ascendant reflects the way that we appear in the world.  Yet the Moon in Aquarius rules the ascendant and therefore a critical element of the chart, showing the importance of integrating the inner world of feelings into Aquarian world of reason. It’s not […]

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By |2020-02-26T08:43:18-05:00February 26th, 2020|Politics|8 Comments