Friday, November 02, 2012

US Election astrology special: Obama forecast to be re-elected

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Elections, astrologically, are a nightmare challenge to call and the imminent US Election is particularly complex (actually, not just astrologically). The wise stargazers sit on the fence - the Mail's Jonathan Cainer has declared that the result will be unambiguous - but declines to say which candidate will win. Marjorie Orr (though seeming to back Romney) announces that election forecasting is too tricky. 

Both are probably right - to watch their backs. I, however, put caution to the wind.

Barack Obama is a Leo, born August 4, 1961, 7.24pm, in Honolulu. Mitt Romney is a Pisces, born March 12, 1947, 9.51am, in Detroit, Michigan.

Having examined the birth charts of Obama and Romney, and the transits for election day November 6, 2012, and for Inauguration Day January 20, 2013, I have reached the conclusion that Obama will be re-elected. Those who prefer Romney may take comfort that both charts are pretty dire and that there's little to indicate a decisive victory, astrologically. I have based my forecast decision on just a handful of aspects as clinchers.

Non-astrologers may have already read enough. Those interested in astrology may want to read on....

For election day itself, the transits of both men's charts lack an obvious winner. But on November 6, Obama's tr Moon is in Leo conjunct his ruler Sun and Mercury (in the 6th) - a good omen for group efforts and the support of women in particular. Obama's progressions look favourable on this day, with P Mercury sextile North Node, P Venus sextile Venus and P Pluto sextile Neptune, among others. 

There are plenty of negative aspects to spoil the day, however; not least Mercury stationing retrograde which at the very least could suggest a slim victory or even controversy over the result. I shouldn't be surprised if there are technical hitches or legal tussles.

Romney's transits for November 6 are especially grim in my view: his ruler tr Neptune, though at the top of his chart, squares his natal ascendant, an ego-denying aspect and not the sort of thing you expect to see in a winning chart. Nor do I like tr Moon conjunct natal Saturn in his 3rd house of communications: a sign of possible depression or isolation. 

I have also looked at the transits for Inauguration Day, January 20, 2013. This perhaps offers a clearer picture. In Obama's chart, tr Sun (conjunct tr Mercury) is conjunct natal Jupiter in the 12th: a sign of optimism, positivity and expansion. This to me is the clincher (famous last words?). But it's not all bad news for Romney on this day. His tr Jupiter is trine Midheaven, a plus indicator for career and status, but an aspect inferior to Obama's Sun-Jupiter conjunction. And Romney's ruler Neptune is still square ascendant.

So, there we have it. Republicans should take heart that a fair number of reputable astrologers think Romney's got it in the bag. You'll have to Google them.  


DRF said...

Dear Madame

You're still there then. I was going out, but have to stay in with a very sore throat - I feel like a cheese-grater inside out. I have 2 Guy Fawkes parties to-morrow, another on Sunday and two on Monday. Don't think I'll be able to hack it. Maybe I'll have turned a corner of sorts by Monday. Running a hot bath at the moment. Then some stewed fruit followed by a DVD of 'Pulp', the one with Michael Caine. Haven't seen it since an all-nighter at the Paris Pullman in 1972 or 3. They don't do all-nighters any more, do they. Or is that just me? And later a jug of Night Nurse. This was supposed to be the start of my Fire Weekend. I foresee a damp divan. Hope you are well.

Best wishes, Duncan F

Madame Arcati said...

Darling Duncan, I think you must give your immune system an opportunity to recover. Do what I do - hot herbal spa, chiffon wrap, a scotch or three. Strictly followed by X Factor. Cherish the inner TV bovine. Moo.

Of course I'm still here. I never went away. Much.

DRF said...

Good morning or is it afternoon? Yuk I'm having to cancel the whole week-end. And there will be all those bangs to-night which I'll hear from my sofa in the sky - can you imagine anything more melancholy? I've also lined up The Masque of the Red Death starring Vincent Price whom once I met at AD8 with Coral Browne. I'll never walk again . . .


Madame Arcati said...

What a marvellous choice of movie, make sure you're all snug and well stocked with opiates and grazing fodder. In case of Guy Fawkes/post-Halloween bangs, put up the TV volume and thereby cause others to suffer as you suffer, such is life.