Many writers, including me, have expressed concern over the presence of major and challenging planetary cycles occurring on Election Day. However, we have primarily looked at the astrology of the day with a broad brush approach. If we zoom in a little closer we see a very nice combination of aspects.
Today, leading up to the election the Moon is in Capricorn, heading towards a conjunction to Jupiter. There will be a sense of responsiblity and duty with the Moon in Capricorn, and the combination with Jupiter suggests that an overarching feeling of optimism will take over, particularly towards 6:00 pm when the Moon/Jupiter conjunction is at its peak.
The conjunction of the Moon to Jupiter in Capricorn makes a trine to Saturn in Virgo and a sextile to Uranus in Pisces. These are harmonious aspects, which suggest that the optimism and positivity of the Moon/Jupiter combination will soften the potentially disruptive effect of the Saturn/Uranus opposition in which the structures of our world (Saturn) are challenged by the need of Uranus to effect change where change is needed.
Another aspect of concern on Election Day has been a square from Mars to Neptune which is particularly interesting because Mars squares Neptune in the US chart. Neptune erodes the power of Mars and sends its energy underground where it can erupt in weird ways – Neptune confuses the issues and deception can run rampant. However, the current square from Mars to Neptune interacts with the square in the US chart with a combination of harmonious and challenging aspects. (Warning: Geeky astrological details ahead. Mars on Election Day is at 21 Scorpio where it forms a nearly exact sextile to Neptune in the US chart and an exact quincunx to Mars in the US chart, and […]