At the recent United Astrology Conference (to which I was invited to speak, but was unable to attend due to family health emergencies), a panel of esteemed astrologers discussed their predictions regarding the outcome of the 2012 presidential elections.
You can watch the entire presentation here and here (thanks Chris Brennan for the links). I was interested to see what techniques these astrologers used. Most of the astrologers on the panel represent one of the more traditional branches of astrology, with Gary Christian practicing Uranian astrology which is a sort of fringe element of astrology that goes back to the early 20th century.
- Gary Christian, representing Uranian astrology and Cosmobiology.
- Edith Hathaway, representing Indian or Vedic astrology.
- Nina Gryphon, representing Medieval and Renaissance astrology.
- Claude Weiss, representing Modern western astrology.
- Chris Brennan, representing Hellenistic astrology, on behalf of the writers of the Political Astrology Blog.
Gary Christian used the date for the oath of office and the solstice chart for the Winter Solstice 2012 and inserted the charts for both candidates into these charts.
Edith Hathaway used a variety of Vedic techniques as well as the strength of the ascendant lord (ruler) and the 10th house lord (ruler). She is suspicious of the official Obama chart but prefers her rectified chart with Cancer rising as opposed to the Aquarius rising chart using the official birth certificate. (Personally I have a hard time seeing Obama as a sensitive Cancerian ascendant.)
Nina Gryphon uses only the traditional planets. She used the Aries ingress (spring equinox) chart for the year and location of the election. You can read more about her techniques here.
Claude Weiss uses transits and progressions, converse progressions, solar returns including progressed solar […]