In case you’re not being deluged with US news wherever you are, I’ll let you in on a secret, it’s Election Day in the United States again. Not for the prez but for a proportion of the members of Congress, various governors and sundry state elections.
However, rarely has a mid-term election been freighted with so much importance. Currently, Donald Trump’s Republican Party controls both houses of Congress, but only by a whisker. If the Democrats can wrest control of the Hill, they will be able to put the brakes on the Trumpmobile that’s been doing wheelies through the White House for the past year.
This is not just important for America, of course, but also for the rest of the world.
Democrats have been hoping for a “blue wave” to sweep across America. We’ll know the results in a few hours, so there’s not much point speculating, but let’s test the astrology anyway. Here are two charts to look at.
Since the USA is such a vast country, the polls do not all close at the same time, but rolling across until the very last polling station closes somewhere out in Alaska. So although it makes sense to pull up a chart for the capital city, Washington DC, it might be fun to look at a chart for the far west as well.
Anyway, here’s a chart for Washington, which shouts big Democratic victory. First of all there’s Neptune on the MC — the blue wave itself.
The ruler of the Ascendant would be the incumbents — Cancer ruled by the Moon in Scorpio. Moon is about to be New (in fact at its darkest or weakest).
And the opposition would be the ruler of the Descendant — Capricorn ruled by Saturn in its own sign (hence powerful) smack on that spot.
Now, here’s a chart for the furthest polling station to the west — presumably the real, real close of polls for the US.
This one is interesting because the Ascendant actually conjoins President Trump’s Sun at 22° Gemini. And indeed this is a referendum on his presidency so far — it’s personal.
This time the Republicans are shown by Mercury in Sagittarius. Mercury is in detriment in Sagittarius, of course.
The Democrats are shown by Jupiter in Scorpio. This is OK, so another Democratic win. But does this one show the clean sweep of the other? I’m not sure — Jupiter at 29° is interesting. Will Jupiter burst out with Sagittarian exuberance on the morrow? It looks like a fight to the death…
Notice how many planets are at 29° today, too. It’s the end of something much bigger than Trump.
Let’s see what the results are tomorrow, and whether the charts work