In July of this year I posted an astrological analysis of the election in which I wrote the following:
“Hillary Clinton is more likely than Donald Trump to be our next president, though she will have some tough times in late summer/early fall during the height of the campaign. Trump is extremely popular and has tapped powerfully into the public mood, so a Trump win is not out of the question.”
This last statement was based on the fact that “Trump’s natal Moon falls exactly on the USA progressed Ascendant, an indication that Trump’s sense of the public mood of the America people is exactly in accord with the emotional state of the populace.”
My reasoning about Hillary’s victory being more likely was based on an 8:02 AM time of birth, which was in wide use among astrologers. We do not have a copy of her birth certificate, but I later learned that Chris Brennan had asked Hillary her birth time at a book signing, to which she replied 8 PM (a full 12 hours later). About 30 minutes into his Podcast about Hillary’s birth time, Chris also reports having a 1993 article from the Chicago Sun Times which states that Hillary’s mother went into the hospital in the morning and that Hillary was born after a 12-hour labor, which is consistent with a PM birth time.
Astrologer Al Mackenzie looked at my analysis of the 8 AM chart and wrote: “Trump’s progressed Ascendant ruler (himself) is well-dignified and conjunct the progressed US MC…to me that speaks better of his chances than the ill-dignified Saturn ruling her chart which falls in the US eighth.” In other words, Al looked at the same information and concluded that Trump would win the presidency. Al was right, I was wrong. But the 8 PM chart tells a different story.
The crux of my prediction was that, despite the negative factors which Al Mackenzie was alluding to, in Hillary’s secondary progressed chart (8:02 AM birth time), her progressed Mercury and Sun were in a cazimi configuration in mid-October of 2016 just weeks before the November election. To the Arab astrologers a planet in cazimi was “in the heart of the Sun” and therefore shone with the brilliance of the Sun. In Hillary’s 8 AM chart, Mercury rules her career and public status, so I concluded that this was the determining factor which would take her to the White House since it occurred so close to the election.
If we consider the 8 PM time, which Hillary says is her true birth time, the situation charges significantly. In this case, the Mercury/Sun cazimi configuration took place in mid-April of 2016 during the primary season and indicated her defeating Bernie Sanders to become the Democratic candidate. By November 8 of 2016, progressed Mercury and the progressed Sun were 21′ of arc apart, well beyond the 17′ of arc limit of cazimi. Here Mercury is combust the Sun, totally obscured and “burnt” by the Sun’s rays — a symbol of invisibility, inactivity and a lack of prominence. Maybe it’s just Monday morning quarterbacking, but had I used the 8 PM time, I would have predicted that Trump was more likely than Hillary to win the election.
In this graphic, the central wheel is is USA Gemini rising chart progressed to November 8, 2016. The out wheel is Hillary’s 8 PM birth time chart progressed to the same date.
Mercury rules the Whole Sign 10th house of the USA progressed chart. Hillary’s Mercury/Sun conjunction in Capricorn is a combust configuration which squares her progressed Neptune as well as the progressed USA MC. This is an aspect of discouragement and dissolution. In addition, Hillary’s progressed Ascendant lies in Leo (ruled by the Sun) in the 8th house of death, where the ASC conjoins the malefic Saturn in the sign of its detriment. A comparison of these progressed charts (USA and Hillary for an 8 PM birth) suggests that she will lose the election.
Fortunately, I stated in the July post that my prediction at that time was predicated on a speculative birth time of 8:02 AM and that a different birth time could result in a different outcome. The 8 PM time suggests a loss for Hillary in the 2016 election.