I posted at this blog Trump was Just the First Salvo in a Difficult Decade Ahead the day before the 2016 presidential election and though I was assuming a Clinton win, this post remains an accurate assessment of the next 10 years or so.
I had the first inkling of flaws in my assumption of Hillary Clinton winning the presidential election about one week before the election, and on November 6th I published on a number of Facebook sites The Scorpio Lunar Month & the US Presidential Elections
In this post I stated:
“For the current Scorpio lunar month, the Taurus full Moon (on 14th November), ….. actively stimulates Trump’s 10th house of status and fame and undermines Hillary’s personal worth in favour of her opponent.”
“There are a number of possibilities. Firstly, the election result may be so close that the final result must wait until after the full Moon effect but in the meantime, Trump is sitting in the sunshine of a possible victory. Secondly, the result is clear on the day but Trump goes on a final ranting binge about the corruption of the US presidential election followed by his last few days as a major news item? Thirdly, Trump actually wins the election?”
“Something strange and unusual is occurring here as Trump gets an immediate election afterglow, one way or another.”
“The only influence from the Dark Moon Lilith is that within 24 hours of the election the transiting Sun will be conjunct Trumps progressed Lilith. This brings either great fame or great loss of fame, but nothing in the middle.”
“In conclusion, ….. it does suggest something that promotes Trump’s image post-election day … . Somehow he gets an election afterglow….. The coming full Moon indicates he will be at his best under the glow of the full Moon.”
However, my mindset was so caught up in the prevailing view that it was impossible for Trump to win the election, that I did not heed the warnings of such a simple and elementary thing as the full moon only days after the election. This full moon in Taurus is located in Trump’s 10th house of fame and prestige and located in Hillary’s 7th house representing her opponent (using whole sign houses).
The lunation cycle and full moons are generally overlooked by the huge majority of astrologers who are always hypnotized with the natal horoscope. Every full moon behaves like a mini-eclipse. Its effects are not limited to the actual few days that the full moon is in the actual sign where it occurs, but it spreads its wings for a number of days either side of the exact full moon. It has personally affected me as the November 2016 Taurus full moon falls in my 4th house of anti-status, thus I am still digesting my hat from my wrong prediction.
Many astrologers correctly forecasted the election of Trump. The following list (which is probably incomplete), has been researched and prepared mainly by Mark Cullen from Skyscript and he lists all the astrologers who correctly predicted Trump winning the election: Anil Aggarwal , Robert Antoniak, Amanda Auv, Steven Birchfield, Kenneth Bowser, Alison Chester-Lambert, Petros Eleftheriadis, Jonathan Flanery, Smiljana Gavrancic, Barry Goddard, Lisa J Gordon (aka Lisa Lazuli), Hossein Heidari, (Steve Judd), Sharon Knight, Inderjit Singh Kallirai, Stephen Lewis, Helmut Licht, Sachin Malhotra, Marina Marchione, Peter Novak, Arjun Pundit, Lamont Robinson, Krasi Serguieva, William Stickevers, Ming Wang and Theodore White.
Further details of the presidential election predictions collated by Mark Cullen inluding a list of incorrect predictions is available at http://skyscript.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=9205
It is always more difficult to pick the correct winner when the winner appears to be the outside chance plus with politics, it appears that 90% of astrologers are biased towards left wing or progressive political persuasion. Therefore congratulations are definitely in order for these astrologers with the correct predictions in difficult circumstances.
A friend of mine stated after the election that a lot of hats are being eaten. Though I had a late inclination that something was wrong with my expectation of a Clinton victory, it was too late. I succumbed to the old enemy of accurate predictions – I succumbed to my own political bias. I am totally aware of my political bias, and I actually try to counter-balance this bias, but in this case, my bias won. At every point of analysis in weighing up the pros and cons of the positive and negative astrological influences, I gave Hillary the benefit of the doubt.
My bias was not so much towards the Democrats over the Republicans but my perspective of the future. My analysis of the future is very positive and to the point I can see a Mini Golden Age ahead – but not until the middle of next century. There are stepping stones towards this reality over the next century and a half, but I was being impatient with my expectations. I was putting the USA further down the line of political evolution than is the case. (see A Celebration 7,000 Years in the Making). The biggest stepping stone towards the new bright future does not appear until 2059, but there are many smaller ones before that date. Socio-political evolution is a much slower process than most people give credit.
What most Astrologers do not recognise is that there are two sides to Aquarius. Aquarius promotes revolutionaries – but these revolutionaries can be promoting hard right wing political approaches (such as Donald Trump and the Republican Party) or left wing policies such as Bernie Sanders. However both are demonstrating Aquarius’ revolutionary spirit. It is this Aquarius revolutionary spirit that garnered Trump enough votes to get him elected!
For people on the left of politics, there is a silver lining to every cloud. The silver lining with Trump is that he has brought political revolution to US politics – the cat is out of the bag! Bernie Sanders almost made it but Trump broke through. I am not going to get into an analysis of Trump’s hard-line political agenda at this point, but we are at the beginning of a ten year period where the major sign is Aquarius. Up until now, the most obvious association to the Aquarius periods are fascist revolutionaries such as Adolph Hitler and Mussolini.
The last Aquarius micro-age and decan and overflow (1910-1925-1940) brought the fascists and communists to power – both representing the revolutionary element of Aquarius but with little lasting beneficiary effect. Our current Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow (Dec 2014 – Dec 2019) is the strongest Aquarius influence any Baby Boomer or later generations have ever experienced and harks back to the 1920s and 30s when Aquarius was very strong (see This is the Dawning of the Aquarius Micro-Age Decan for more details). However, our present 10 year Aquarius period is only one-third the strength or the former Aquarius period. We can expect the growth of neo-fascists (milder versions) rather than hard core fascists like Hitler in the current period as the world has moved on since the 1920s and 30s.
Too much connection should not be made between the fascists dictators of the Aquarius micro-age and overflow (1910-1925-1940) and the current batch of neo-fascist and hard-line leaders appearing under the current Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow (Dec 2014 – Dec 2019 – Nov 2024) because apart from the fact the current Aquarius period is only one-third the power of the former Aquarius period, the big difference is Capricorn.
The early 20th century Aquarius period was followed by the cold dark Capricorn micro-age and overflow (1925 – 1940 – 1955) which brought the greatest calamity ever experienced in ‘civilization’, especially in the upper half of the bell-curve (associated with the Capricorn quasi micro-age 1932 – 1947). This is normally the case when Aquarius is found based on the twelve-fold division but not with the three-fold division associated with decans.
The current Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow (Dec 2014 – Dec 2019 – Nov 2024) has no Capricorn period in sight. In fact the opposite is the case. The other key sign associated with the current Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow is Cancer (see Cancer – the New Paradigm for the World). So while adherents of progressive politics and the base of the Republican party will be experiencing shock and horror from what can be expected from President Donald Trump, this does not lead into a dark period
The neo-fascist rhetoric of some of Trumps political statements needs to be placed in context. He is a consummate showman and he knows how to attract voters. He cannot run the presidency on rhetoric but on action. Obviously there will be some highly detrimental policies to be expected from a more conservative view of the world, and environmental issues may suffer dearly. It is best to wait and see what will actually take place rather than cry for the spilt milk before it has spilt, as everyone’s expectation of what may be spilt may be more aligned to fear and paranoia rather than reality. The sign Cancer remains very powerful in the world and in these times people will gyrate between exhilaration and depression as is the nature of Cancer.
Another aspect of Trumps unexpected success and the unexpected result of the recent Brexit referendum in the UK is that ‘unexpected’ is a Uranus/Aquarius archetype. In an Aquarian period such as the world is now in (as of December 2014 lasting almost 10 years), the unexpected is what we should expect. When you experience the shock (of dismay for some and exuberance of others) from these events you are experiencing Aquarius. The astrological ages are speaking to you. The world is always encountering two micro-age decans at any time (like two walking feet), and the Aquarius foot has just touched the ground for 10 years – the Cancer foot had a 5 year start and will end 5 years sooner.
All micro-age decans are not equal. Whenever a micro-age decan is encountered that resonates with a larger more powerful period, its effects are stronger. Currently, the major ‘senior’ signs in the world in order of their strongest influence begin with Pisces as the most powerful followed by Aquarius, Libra, Scorpio and Gemini in descending order. Our little but current Aquarius micro-age decan is resonating with the second strongest sign currently influencing the world, so this little 10 year period stands out.
Aquarius revolution is in the air, and political volatility is rising in the world as expected when Aquarius is strong which is the case since December 2014. Dissatisfied voters are throwing out the old and taking in the new despite the consequences. The USA’s primary sign from the perspective of macro-astrology is Pisces – two fish swimming in opposite directions (see Pisces America). This is why with the US presidential elections, the norm is that the political party in control changes on average every 8 years. Each fish gets their chance 50% of the time. The big difference between the USA and most other modern democracies is this gigantic and growing split in the policies of both sides of politics.
This split will rise to its greatest height experienced in the USA since the American Civil War and will be at its highest volatility in the years 2020 – 2025. Trump’s election win was just the opening salvo for US politics. The fireworks will not be limited to Trump either, and it will be interesting how the USA passes through its most volatile 10 years in politics since the Civil War! In the meantime, Trump is a representative of the Age of Aquarius, but just one side of what is possible? Here is something to consider – is Trump a sheep in wolf’s clothing?
Even from the perspective of left wing or progressive politics, there is a very good chance that Trump will drag the Republican Party into the 21st century (kicking and screaming of course). Trump is not a traditional Republican, he is a populace Republican and it is his base of supporters in the voting public that is his source of strength, not the machinery of the Republican Party.
Trump does not seem to be concerned with homosexuality. It can be expected that in the social arena, Trump may espouse a number of liberal social ideals. What are his views on abortion? In the campaign, Trump was not making social issues the focus but mainly economic issues and of course illegal immigration. Trump is not part of the anachronistic Tea Party. While Trump may promote hard conservative economic policies and perhaps some regressive environmental policies, even in these areas we will just have to wait and see what he actually does as opposed to what he has said in the political campaign. Trump does seem to be a political chameleon.
If Trump does drop a number of social issues off the table, this is not only a big revolution in the Republican Party, it is also a positive revolution in US politics from the perspective of both sides of the political divide. If formerly contentious social issues are ignored or removed from the platform, this allows the progressives to move further left or progressive in their posturing.
Finally, it is best for democracy that there is a regular change of government to prevent entrenched corruption and staleness at the top. Trump has appropriately revolutionized politics in the USA – and while many of his policies will be anathema to many progressives, there is a distinct silver lining. Trump will probably drag the Republican Party at least partly into the “Age of Aquarius”.
When you see what type of president Trump becomes, and what he does, at least you know that the Aquarius micro-age decan is talking directly to you showing you that Aquarius is not limited to only the positive archetypes associated with Aquarius. Watching Trump’s presidency will be equivalent to reading a chapter on Aquarius.
Regardless of your political persuasion, you can experience some of the thrills and excitement Trump supporters are experiencing because Aquarius is associated with excitement and thrills. And remember, the same excitement is yet to be successfully brought to the Democrats! Aquarius will be getting stronger each coming year and significantly increases in tempo in the middle of 2017. It will be thrilling to at least see the Republican Party being dragged into the “Age of Aquarius”