Part of the problem with predicting this election is that Clinton’s birth time isn’t known. Some astrologers have her time of birth as 8:02 am, others have it as 8 pm.
So I erected two charts – one for election day (ABOVE), set at 9 PM ET when the polls close, and the other for the day that the sun entered Aries, the first sign of the zodiac – March 20, 2016, 12:30:08 am EDT, Washington, DC. The sun’s entry into the first minute of the first sign represents the start of the astrological new year and generally predicts events for that location.
The election day chart has the moon and Neptune (trident symbol) both in Pisces separated by about 7 degrees. This could indicate some confusion about the results. Fortunately, Mercury isn’t retrograde or about to change direction, as it was on election day in 2000.
In the Aries ingress chart(above) the party in power is represented by the 10th house. It has Virgo on the cusp and Virgo is ruled by Mercury, which is at 26 degrees Pisces in the 4th house. The challenging party is represented by the 4th house, which has Pisces on the cusp. Its ruler is Jupiter, because only traditional rulers are used.
Since the ruler of the 4th house – Jupiter – is found in the 10th house, the immediate assumption is that the challenging party – the Republicans – win. However, Jupiter squares Saturn – forms a challenging 90 degree angle to it – but is said to receive Saturn because Saturn is in Sagittarius, the sign that Jupiter rules. Also, Jupiter is retrograde, moving away from the cusp of the tenth house, suggesting that the Republicans may come close to winning, but don’t quite make it.
Regardless of which Clinton natal chart we use, when we make a biwheel with the election day chart in the outer wheel, the transiting sun is conjuncting her natal Venus, an indicator of happiness, joy, an auspicious time.
Then there’s Trump’s chart on election day.
His natal Jupiter is at 17 degrees Libra, in his second house of money and personal values. Transiting Jupiter is at 12 degrees Libra. Trump is entering what’s called a Jupiter return, when Jupiter returns to the position it was when you were born. It happens about every 12 years and his becomes exact in early December. A Jupiter return is always fortunate. New opportunities land in your lap, you get married, land the dream job, travel overseas, luck is your middle name. This Jupiter return doesn’t necessarily promise that Trump wins the election, but it certainly promises that even if he loses, he’ll be able to capitalize big time on all the publicity and exposure he has gotten.
The most recent issue of Mountain Astrologer has a great article on the election by Nina Gryphon. She has studied ingress charts for presidential elections dating back to the 19th century. Her take? The democrats keep the White House in 2016 and if she’s right, then the Republicans take the White House in 2020.