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 |2020-10-23T16:09:21-04:00October 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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By |2020-10-03T07:03:27-04:00October 3rd, 2020|Politics|11 Comments

US 2020 astrological election prediction realities

ABC news

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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|28 Comments
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