"We should expect this upcoming Presidential race to be unusual, wild, with unexpected twists and turns. We can expect something completely different from what we have seen before: unorthodox and upsetting. Also, with Neptune involved as it is, we can expect to see lies, foul play and cheating on both sides. Whatever, it is, this will not be a normal Presidential race." I think we would all agree that we have seen this!
I don't want to dwell on what's been happening now (October 24 as I write this) between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, as I am pretty sure most people are aware of it. I want to talk about Election Day and what happens after it.
Mars begins the day at 29 Capricorn before entering Aquarius, indicating a change in the action before the end of the next day. The day begins one way but by next morning things may appear to be different. In other words, there may be confusion around this day, and Donald Trump has already indicated he may not accept the result of the Election if he doesn't win.
It is very hard to predict who will win because both Donald and Hillary have Mars in Leo - and this is the most popular position of Mars in the charts of former Presidents. However, astrologically-speaking, Hillary seems to have the edge.
Hillary Clinton’s synastry to USA chart is very favorable. Her Sun makes a trine to USA Venus/Jupiter and her Venus makes a trine to USA Sun. She has enough cosmic support to be elected but her Neptune falls on USA Saturn, so there are trust issues, as we know. Overall, she has a more fortunate chart at the time of the Election, according to the transits. Quite a few of the planets will be in Scorpio on November 8, and Hilary has a whole line up of planets in this secretive Sun Sign - Sun, Mercury, Chiron and Venus. The Sun on November 8 will be making an exact conjunction with her natal Venus, and this is a good thing as it makes her look more popular. It gives power to her as a female. Also, Mars is making a positive aspect (sextile) to her natal Jupiter which is a another positive influence.
Donald Trump, on the other hand has a cluster of transit planets in his 4th and 5th houses, which oppose those planets in his birth chart in the opposite houses, 10 and 11. Opposing planets such as this bring trouble and it's hard to achieve balance; this energy brings dilemmas that can be difficult to solve. Donald Trump’s Sun and Moon fall in the war zone (19-26 degree of mutable signs) involving USA and Iran’s natal Mars/Neptune square, as well as Mars/Saturn square on Inaguration Day. If he is elected, the USA’s probability for entering war is extremely high within first few months. He too has trust issues.
I do, also think there will be some difficulties after the Election. The Moon will be in Pisces on November 9 conjunct Neptune, bringing a lot of confusion with talk of slander, law suits, etc. It is as if the Election takes place in a fog and it may take some time to see through the fog really clearly.
Also, a few days after the Election, on November 14 there is a Super Full Moon. Full Moons are times of endings and this Super Full Moon will be conjunct Donald Trump's Midheaven (his career/public point). This indicates that something in his public life is ending but it is certainly not the end for him. It indicates that a new direction is emerging and he will remain in the spotlight.
I did predict in January that the Democrats would win the Election because there are positive astrological aspects for the Democratic Party to the actual Election chart (as opposed to the personal birth charts of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump).
The Presidential Election Chart
I also researched a chart called the Aries Ingress chart for Washington, DC for 2016. It's an ancient technique and one that did successfully predict the 2012 Presidential Election. This is the chart that is set for when the Sun enters the first degree of Aries and this is the beginning of the astrological New Year. This chart predicts major events that are taking place during the next twelve months at the location for which the chart is drawn up or, in this case, for the country since Washington D.C. is the capital of the US.
One thing that springs out is that this is a good chart for the Democratic Party. The incumbent party, the Democrats, in this chart is represented by the 10th (public) house and the challenging party, the Republicans, is represented by the fourth house. In this chart, the 10th House is ruled by Mercury at 28 degrees Pisces. The cusp of the 10th House (called the Midheaven) has the planet Jupiter and also the North Node conjunct it (touching it) indicating success and good fortune. However, the fourth house in this chart is ruled by Jupiter in Virgo so again there is this beneficial influence of Jupiter. I have found that when a planet is actually in a House, it is more fortunate than the House that Jupiter rules. It is close but there are indications for a Democratic party win.
This Election has been difficult to predict astrologically because, as you might imagine, it has been fraught with confusion - with a strong influence of Neptune and Uranus. While these planets can stir up idealism, they can also bring confusion, deceit and unpredictability, and we have seen all this. One thing is clear is that, whoever does win, that person will become a catalyst, and the next four years will bring a shift of energies partly because the political pot has been so thoroughly stirred leading up to the Election. I don't expect to see smooth sailing over the next four years but a rather uncomfortable period but out of this can emerge something more positive.
Whoever wins this Election, I also predicted last January and still do, that this will only be a four year Presidency. It appears that the candidate who will emerge in 2020 will be a strong leader of high moral standards and great talent, who will have the ability to unite people and bring stability to the U.S.
So, in conclusion, I make a tentative prediction that Hillary Clinton will win the Election but astrologically it is not really clear and, as mentioned, we should expect some confusion at the outcome.