What Astrologers Said About the US Election
If you listen to Sally and Christina Talk Astrology, my monthly podcast, you will know that I picked Joe Biden to win and we agreed that there would be delays and recounts.
This was a pretty straightforward bit of astrology, since Donald Trump had such bad transits, and the election took place on a Mercury station and during a Mars Retrograde. Last time a US election took place on a Mercury Rx, we had hanging chads. I thought it would be touch and go for a bit, because Biden’s transits are only really good in a few weeks time. Trump, on the other hand, has the super-powerful Capricorn stellium — Pluto, Jupiter, Saturn, Pallas — opposite his Venus-Saturn conjunction in Cancer. That looked unwinnable to me. Plus, Trump has Mars Rising, so as a Marsy person, he doesn’t do well when the red planet retrogrades.
In fact, I was so confident of Biden’s win that I felt quite relaxed about the whole thing as soon as it looked like no cheating was taking place. That would have been the fly in the minestrone.
There is still trouble ahead, of course, with Mars about to turn direct in mid-November, and these eclipses too, but I hope the battles will be in court rather than on the street. Evidence of skullduggery may yet emerge, but not in Trump’s favour — the other way.
Other astrologers were divided pretty much 50/50 — as usual. Mark Cullen, over at Skyscript, compiled an exhaustive list of who said what — although he did not include podcasts!
But I’d like to highlight my colleagues Smiljana Gavrancic, Peg O’Donnell (who persuaded me to take another look since I was too anxious about this election at first to peek between my fingers at a chart), Capricorn Research, Liz Hathway (who makes an important point about the progressed US chart) and Victor Olliver. All picked Biden for the win using different but quite simple methods.