2020 presidential election

Astrological update for the week of November 16, 2020 including election post-mortem

Last week we finished a couple of important astrological cycles (the Jupiter/Pluto conjunction and the fact that Mars turned direct) but the effects have lingered, and this is a topic of discussion in this week’s video.  I also talk a bit about upcoming planetary factors which will affect the way the post-election drama unfolds. This week the influences are more subtle and give us an opportunity to take a breath and catch up to ourselves.  The transcript is below for those who prefer to read. ❤️

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Transcript (generated by a non-human and roughly edited for readability, please forgive errors!)

Hey everybody, my name is Lynn Hayes. Welcome back to my channel. In today’s video, we’re going to talk about the astrology of November 16 through the 23rd. I’m filming this video on Thursday, and we have the election of course on November 3, and I’m filming the video on the 12th. And there is still not a really clear concession from the president. And it still is unclear what’s really going to happen. This is not really surprising to me or to anybody who is following the astrology. You can look back through the last several videos if you’d like to know more about that. I don’t want to spend too much time talking about the election. But I do want to talk a little bit about some important time periods that are coming up that will likely affect how smoothly this all […]

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By |2022-09-13T12:31:28-04:00November 16th, 2020|Planetary news this week|2 Comments

Sunday inspiration: A new day in the United States

Last night President-Elect Joe Biden gave a speech to unite the nation. You can find the video and full transcript of the speech here.   The US Progressed Moon just moved from Capricorn into Aquarius last week, bringing with it a shift into the sign of fairness and justice.  Hopefully my fears for the US Pluto return will turn out to be unfounded and will instead bring us the best of Pluto: the leaving behind of darkness and return into light. 

Let this grim era of demonization in America begin to end — here and now.

The refusal of Democrats and Republicans to cooperate with one another is not due to some mysterious force beyond our control.

It’s a decision. It’s a choice we make.

And if we can decide not to cooperate, then we can decide to cooperate. And I believe that this is part of the mandate from the American people. They want us to cooperate.

That’s the choice I’ll make. And I call on the Congress — Democrats and Republicans alike — to make that choice with me.

The American story is about the slow, yet steady widening of opportunity.

Make no mistake: Too many dreams have been deferred for too long.

We must make the promise of the country real for everybody — no matter their race, their ethnicity, their faith, their identity, or their disability.

America has always been shaped by inflection points — by moments in time where we’ve made hard decisions about who we are and what we want to be.

Lincoln in 1860 — coming to […]

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By |2022-09-01T14:36:45-04:00November 8th, 2020|Inspiration, Politics|7 Comments

11.4.20 Post election thoughts and Mercury still square Saturn

If you read yesterday’s post, you may remember that Mercury, planet of information will be in a challenging square to Saturn for much of the week – really, until Mercury moves into Scorpio on November 10th. In the US, the incumbent president as promised has already declared victory, despite being behind in the electoral college and with many votes yet to be counted. He is calling on the Supreme Court, three of whose justices he appointed, to declare the winner.  Meanwhile the US is divided exactly in half, with increasingly disparate values and the potential for conflict on the rise.  Mars in Aries is virtually stationary now as it prepares to turn direct on November 13th and its energy of passion, drive and anger dominates the sky.

We can use this Mars energy to help us to refocus our determination and intention. Life goes on and we cannot let situations over which we have no control take over our lives and leave us in a mess of despair.  The square from Mercury to Saturn can have the tendency to veer into negative thoughts, with fear and worry threatening to take over.  But this is a choice that we make – even when the light of hope dims, the empowerment of intention can work with the peace of acceptance to help us get through difficult times like these.

–artist unknown.  The Dragonfly symbolizes transformation, adaptability and awakening. ❤️

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By |2022-09-01T14:37:22-04:00November 4th, 2020|Planetary news this week|0 Comments

Last minute thoughts on the astrology of the 2020 election

We’re coming down the home stretch, and I continue to get queries about the election so I thought I’d share some thoughts.  Most of the predictions I’ve read have been based on the charts of the two candidates and most of those have relied on the strength of the planetary cycles each candidate is experiencing.  The prevailing idea seems to be that the candidate with the most harmonious planetary conditions will prevail, but that’s not how this works.  It’s often during the most grueling and challenging planetary cycles that we enjoy the greatest successes.  In addition, the election of a leader of a nation has more to do with the state of that nation than the candidates who become more of a symbol of the major themes experiencing in the country at the time.

I prepared a little video for my channel:

Some astrologers use the conjunctions of Jupiter and Saturn for prediction:  Jupiter represents expansion and freedom, and Saturn represents restriction and control.  In the United States currently these major themes appear to be Law and Order and Nationalist Pride with a Governmental Control sub-theme (Saturn themes) on the Republican side vs Environmental Issues and Social Justice (Jupiter)with a sub-theme of COVID-19 safety on the Democratic side.  I read one article from an astrologer who claimed that Jupiter represents Republicans and Saturn Democrats, but I suppose it depends on your viewpoint.  Democrats tend to prefer bigger government with more services which would fall under the generosity of Jupiter, whereas Republicans seek greater control through adherence to laws and the structures of religion which to be is more Saturnian.

I mention this only to suggest that perhaps her predictive techniques are similarly not free from bias.  The point that the globalism of […]

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By |2022-09-01T14:37:32-04:00October 23rd, 2020|Politics|19 Comments

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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