Lady Liberty Crying
by George Utrilla
Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago:
to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.
~ Robert Kennedy
October 23, 2016
Here is my analysis of the upcoming US Presidential election the most contentious in modern history. I purposely waited to hone in on the astrology involved because I wanted to watch the election process evolve from the primaries through the final debates to gain more insight. Many astrologers have weighed in already, but I haven’t read any other posts yet to avoid being influenced. I plan to enjoy what other astrologer have to say after, and put a few links to other posts below for you. It’s an intense process to do this analysis, with many charts involved! I just counted all the chart copies I’ve been studying in the pile in front of me which add up to 26 all together – whew! That’s why I titled this Astrology at work!
Naturally I looked at Hillary and Trump’s birth charts and also progressed their charts to Election day and Inauguration Day 2017. I also studied the Election Day and Inauguration Day charts, and progressed the USA birth chart to this Election Day, and plugged in Tim Kane’s and Mike Pence’s charts along with Bill Clinton’s and Melania Trump’s (with all their progressed charts too) and compared all of these charts to to the Election Day, Inauguration and USA charts.
Donald Trump’s chart is very accurate because his birth time is well known. However as you may know finding Hillary Clinton’s birth time has been very elusive. In true Scorpio fashion Hillary wants to keep her birth time a mystery, which says to me that she is aware of astrology and how astrologers analyze, and wants to avoid being pinned down. Why else would she care? Jessica Adams posted an article about this Hillary and Astrology – Still No Birth Time! which describes the frustration for us astrologers.
First I’ll give a bit of analysis on both candidate’s charts starting with Trump. It’s very obvious this man was born to money and has great potential to make and lose a lot if it. He has the Gemini gift of communication and ability to relate to average folk as well as powerful ones. That’s why the populist rhetoric from an admitted billionaire comes across as sincere. I admit to never liking Trump, well before he announced his bid for President and in fact had considered him idiotic (still do) and even stupid, but in fact his chart shows intelligence and wit. Because of my prior bias I lost a bet to my significant other when Trump first announced last year. I bet Trump would be out of the running in by Thanksgiving, but he was still going strong. I had to eat crow and take my sig. other to the movies and dinner (that’s always what we bet) because he had the foresight to know Trump had the pulse of the public and was smarter than he seemed. Frankly I think half the country would have lost that bet too! We’re all eating crow now.
Combine Trump’s Gemini communicator qualities with his Libra charm and imposing star quality Leo ascendant and it’s easy to see how The Donald got where he is and why some people adore him and believe every word out of his mouth. His Sagittarius Moon both helps and hinders. Sagittarius Moon is an enthusiastic sales person – can sell fleas to dogs! and is the truth speaker, so convinced of their own opinion that they get very annoyed when their word is doubted. Sag Moon is also known for hoof in mouth disease, sometimes incapable of keeping their lips shut, and will blunder into saying the wrong thing at the wrong time over and over again, like boasting about grabbing women’s pussies. Combine this with a downside of Gemini, which is real talent for lying to people’s faces to the point they begin to believe their own lies, and it’s easy to see how Trump is his own worst enemy. Another downside of Gemini is fickleness and boredom with the same routines, possibly why he has such a roving eye, has been married 3 times and can’t be bothered to practice for debates.
The affable charm of all these likable signs goes a long way to describing how Trump got to where he is in life, and why he has been a media darling and reality TV personality, but there are 2 major indicators which go deeper. One is Mars in Leo close to his ascendant. Mars reveals instinctive action and Leo is the regal entitled Prince that people view as a natural leader, but is boastful and narcissistic on the downside. However in Trump’s chart Mars is not “out front” and obvious at first glance because it is situated in his 12th house, the zone of hidden things including what is hidden even from oneself. As seen from Trump’s behavior in this campaign, he wants people to see his masterful, imposing Lord Leo Lion (I’m a winner!) side, but if challenged is more than willing to whip his aggressive, egotistical Mars out to slash and burn his opponents with impunity. Combined with his Gemini ability with words we see the bully who will say anything to demean and diminish (demolish!) his opponent and has no problem using clownish, snarky wit to get a point across.
The other major factor in Trump’s chart comes from his Cancerian influence – he has Mercury, Saturn and Venus all in Cancer. Cancer is loving, kind, caring and rules mothers, children and family which is why he is so close to (most of) his children and why they seem so loyal to him as well. These planets also reveal a close connection to his own parents but there are challenges from his Libra side which indicate he was both pampered and spoiled as a golden boy, yet felt he had to live up to big expectations and hid any feelings of inadequacy. (George W. Bush has a similar challenge in his chart.) Cancer is also very concerned about safety and when their security is threatened will either retreat in fear or lash out to protect. Perhaps why Trump puts forth concepts like building a big WALL which make no logical sense but makes sense to him emotionally, protect me from those outsiders! Cancer is also highly emotional and if unevolved takes EVERYTHING personally. This explains the thin skin Trump is noted for, and what makes him an easy target for Hillary and others who know just how to goad him into a sputtering incoherent mess.
A lot more went into my analysis than what I brought out here, but this gives an essence. Much has been made about him being a bastion and last gasp of the Patriarchy, and certainly his appeal is largely to older white men who long for the old order and to women who want to be dominated by authoritative men, and I don’t disagree with this. The irony is, that although Trump seems to represent this patriarchal archetype, watching Trump over the course of this campaign and knowing his chart, it has become increasing clear that Trump is essentially a scared, immature child trapped in a man’s body who covers his sense of inadequacy with all the bluster he can muster. “Don’t look at the real me! Just pay attention to what I tell you.” He’s done such a good job at this cover-up that he believes it himself. In actuality Donald Trump, as are many in his generation, is just another sensitive boy wounded by the patriarchy himself.
Now onto Hillary’s chart. Because her exact birth time is unclear, most astrologers compensate by using a 12:00 noon time, (which is traditionally used when the birth time is unknown) some have even picked times based on what they think her rising sign is. I’ve seen Virgo and Leo floated, but to me she looks like neither (the rising sign has a lot to do with physical appearance). When I used Hillary’s chart for the 2008 primary against Barack Obama I used an 8:00 PM time ( which is another time she has said she was born) which puts her as Cancer Rising, which fits in many ways. Cancer rising tends to have a round Moon like face, which Hillary has.
Some astrologers believe the 8:00 AM time is correct, but this makes her Scorpio rising and puts her Sun in ‘behind the scenes’ 12th house. She does look a bit Scorpio like, since her Sun is in Scorpio and she definitely gets scapegoated (“nasty woman who should be in jail”) like Scorpio rising often does, (Martha Stewart is Scorpio rising and she did end up in jail!) but most Scorpio ascendants have sexual magnetic allure, which grandmotherly Hillary does not, and although attractive even when she was in her youth never seemed to have had those extra pheromones Scorpio rising has. Also most Scorpio rising people have good looking, shapely legs (check it out for yourself) and Scorpio rising women like showing off their dynamite legs with 6 inch heels. Have we ever even seen Hillary’s legs inside all the pantsuits she wears? And a 12th house Sun in the birth chart rarely likes to be in the center of attention, much less run for President. So the mystery continues.
Because I’ve found charts cast for dawn to be a very accurate when the time is unknown, I decided to use a ‘Dawn’ chart for Hillary. This puts Hillary’s Sun in Scorpio in her first house and it gives her a Pisces Moon, and we know that the Moon was in Pisces until after 9:00pm that day (when it went into Aries) and Hillary definitely has a Pisces Moon, not Aries. She looks more Pisces (has those large Pisces eyes) verses the sharper Aries look and a Pisces Moon would also be more likely to overlook details, like using a personal server for emails when she was Secretary of State without realizing the potential consequences.
Here is Hillary’s Dawn Chart:
Dawn Birth Chart
Hillary has major Scorpio influence in her chart with not only her Sun but Chiron, Venus, Mercury (retro) and South Node all in Scorpio too. Very powerful! When Trump was asked in the 2nd debate what he admired about Hillary, he said, “She never gives up.” which is so true of Scorpio. When Scorpio has a goal, they will attain it! Scorpio can be very jealous too, and some have said she overlooked Bill Clinton’s inability to keep his pants zipped because she wanted to keep the marriage together to achieve her own long term goals. Though I wonder what she said to him behind closed doors! Scorpio is also known for being an old soul, and when they operate from a mature perspective they can truly forgive and overlook their mate’s faults too. Both ring true in her chart.
Hillary’s Moon in sweet, sensitive Pisces is a nice softening balance to the harder Scorpio, but can be naive and gullible as well. Again, the example of underestimating or completely overlooking the damage the email controversy could cause. Pisces can be very spiritual and religious as well, and she when she credits her Methodist upbringing as a foundation for her faith, it rings true to her chart. Empathetic Pisces Moon is more universally oriented, than personally motivated which is another good balance to the Scorpio potential to be selfishly motivated. In this dawn chart her Pisces Moon is situated in her 5th house of creativity and children, which aligns with the work she had done over the years to uplift children and families.
Along with Scorpio, Hillary also has major Leo in her chart. Like Trump she too has Mars and Pluto in Leo (everyone born in the 1940s has Pluto in Leo), which also happen to to be the co-rulers of Scorpio and therefore more significant for her, and she has Saturn in Leo too. Another very powerful configuration! Hillary’s Leo side operates differently from Donald’s and in fact is a big challenge to her Scorpio planets. Instead of emulating the glamor and arrogence of Leo, (which The Donald does so well) Hillary would have felt at odds with that type when younger and would have been more interested in bringing them down to a more level playing ground. The clash of the Lion and the Eagle! At the same time she would have learned how to relate to the 1%ers when she needed them, in fundraising for example. Yes she wants the power money brings but probably still does not feel comfortable with nor admires the glitzy lifestyle that Trump leads for example.
The saving grace of Hillary’s chart is her Jupiter in Sagittarius. Jupiter rules Sagittarius and is very positive and happy in his own sign. In a birth chart it creates optimism and gives abundance of energy to get things done, and loves to travel too. She put in more miles as Sec. of State than anyone before her. Jupiter in Sagittarius has a great even goofy sense of humor so those big laughs that pop out of her are for real. Like Trump’s Saggie Moon, Hillary’s Jupiter in Sag. can also suffer from speaking out of turn, saying Trump’s supporters are “deplorable”, a case in point, but Hillary’s close to the vest Scorpio nature has helped her with better boundary control. Without Hillary’s correct rising sign, her chart is not as easy to sum up as Trump’s. One thing is clear – her chart is more mature and focused, she is more empathetic to her fellow humans, and her emotions are more under her control than Trump’s. These qualities ultimately make her a better choice to be the President of the most powerful country on the planet.
Now a look at predicting who will actually win. As I write this only 16 days before the election the polls are looking good for Hillary, but I take nothing for granted in these unpredictable times. Polls often lie too, people will say one thing when asked, and do another in the voting booth. And I also know and trust that astrology is the science of timing, so I’m plunging ahead! Note – I am greatly simplifying my process so you won’t be bored to tears.
Here is the chart for Election Day:
2016 Presidential Election
Lo and behold when the polls open both the Sun and Mercury are in Scorpio, boding well for Hillary while Jupiter is in Libra, which Donald has in his birth chart, and Election day’s Jupiter is in Trump’s 11th house of politics, which bodes well for him! Venus is also in Sagittarius near Donald’s Moon, which is another plus (will more women vote for him than expected?) This with other indicators at first glance no clear winner is obvious. This encouraged me to look at their progressed charts which tell a different story. Without going into a whole lot of astrologese factoids. Hillary’s progressed chart vibes beautifully with Elections, while Trump’s does not.
I also plugged both of their charts into the USA birth chart. Donald’s Cancer planets line up nicely with USA’s chart while Hillary’s Scorpio Sun and planets vibe nicely too. So while there are contrasts it’s a bit of a toss up there too.
USA Birth Chart
It was when I looked at the Inauguration Day (January 20, 2017) chart that things began to pop!
Inauguration Day 2017
When I plugged in Trump’s birth and progressed charts to the Inauguration it looks clearly like The Donald is at home, not out in a major public forum. But when I did the same for Hillary’s birth chart and especially her progressed chart, it looks pretty obvious she is out in front of the world, giving a major speech! I got similar positive hits for Tim Kane and Bill Clinton, while for Mike Pence and Melania Trump not so much. So it does look like Hillary will win the election.
One final note is about about the energies on election day itself. Jupiter the largest planet in the solar system is in Libra on election day. Libra ruled by Venus is a sign of balance, specifically balance between head and heart and also between male and female energy. If Jupiter in Libra has his way he’ll help create long overdue balance so that women can finally gain their rightful place on the scales which have been tipped toward male domination for thousands of years. In recent years there are more women registered voters than men and women helped put Barack Obama in the White House in the last 2 elections. So in hard facts women can make the difference in this election which could result in the first woman in history ever to be elected President of the United States.
On election day Venus is at 25* Sagittarius, conjuct the potent Galactic Center and Venus also beams out harmoniously to change agent Uranus. On election day the Moon, also connected to women, is in Uranus ruled Aquarius and on top of this as voting begins the Moon is at 25*Aquarius which is the exact degree of the USA birth chart Moon. These omens are not to be ignored and to my mind indicate that women will make the difference in this election too and put a woman into one of the most powerful positions on the globe. And it’s about time!
And most importantly my friends, as the 2000 Bush/Gore election proved every vote does count! So please vote on November 8th not just for President and Congress but for other down ballot state and local officials too. Any president can only do so much, it is from the local level up that change will happen. So go vote!
Here are a few other astrology posts about the election
Astrologers Predict a Hillary Clinton is in the Stars – LA Times
Astrologers align Against Trump
Which Presidential Frontrunner has the astrological chart to win in 2016?
Hillary Clinton, Dragon slayer, by Oxford Astrologer
Stars Over Washington – Election Day 2016 by Jude Cowell
And this you tube from psychic Danielle Egnew which fleshes out the idea of male/female balance and is a fun one too! 2016 Psychic Presidential Prediction – You may be shocked!