Forecast: U.S. Presidential Election 2012

March 17, 2012 by  

Frederick V Portrait Forecast: U.S. Presidential Election 2012

My latest research into past U.S. election cycles shows that Obama will be re-elected in 2012.  It will be a somewhat close contest, but I do not expect it to be a cliff-hanger like some of the elections of the previous years.

The 132-Year Research Project

Last winter, I completed an extensive study of horoscopes for years that included U.S. Presidential elections going back to 1880.  This gives us 132 years of US Presidential election data to study. I have examined Aries ingress horoscopes, cast for Washington DC, at the moment when the Sun enters Aries, traditionally the first moment of the astronomical new year for election years.  This has enabled me to determine the basic characteristics in Aries Ingress horoscopes that indicate Presidential winners.  While some horoscopes are more straightforward than others, the basic rules of traditional astrology are applicable here as well.

We would look at the 10th house of the king to signify the current president or the incumbent party, and the 4th house for his opponent.  We closely examine the planets in these houses as well as the rulers of the houses to determine who fares better.  It really is that simple.  As ever, we look at the traditional planets, rather than the modern rulers.

For 2012, I was struck by the similarity of the 1880 Aries Ingress, and wanted to share that horoscope with my readers to explain my predictions for the 2012 US presidential election.  The horoscope for the 2012 election is below.

2012AriesIngressDC Forecast: U.S. Presidential Election 2012

1880 Presidential Election Contenders

Do you remember the year 1880? It was the decade of mutton-chop mustaches, ruffled bustles on ladies’ skirts, and the height of the Gilded Age industrial economic boom.  Well, I wasn’t alive either, but it’s an important year for the 2012 presidential election, because of the close astrological resemblance of the 1880 election to this year’s contest.

In 1880, the Republican incumbent was Rutherford B. Hayes.  Hayes chose not to run that year, so instead, the Republican party chose James Garfield as their nominee.  The Democrats, after a close and splintered contest, nominated Winfield Scott Hancock, a highly respected Civil War General.

1880AriesIngressDC Forecast: U.S. Presidential Election 2012

Following the lead of the ancient Arabic astrologers, we will assign the Aries Ingress 10th house to the King; that is, the current president or incumbent party. His opponent is signified by the fourth house, as it is the seventh from the 10th, or the “enemy” of the King.

The 1880 horoscope has 29° Virgo on the 10th house cusp, and of course 29° Pisces on the fourth house cusp. This is one similarity between the 1880 and the 2012 Aries Ingresses.  Garfield, as the representative of the incumbent party, is symbolized by Mercury, ruler of the 10th house. We note that Mercury is stationing retrograde, and the Moon in Cancer is making an immediate square to Mercury. It may be that Mercury is particularly benefited by going retrograde, because it indicates the return of a party to power, though this remains to be researched.

We do know for certain, however, is that Mercury applying to a planet in its domicile, that is the Moon in its own sign of Cancer, is strongly benefited. So that is one point for Garfield. The fact that Mercury is in the fourth house ruled by his opponent, does not seem to matter, based on my examination of the horoscopes for US elections.

This is another similarity between the 2012 horoscope and that of 1880; Mercury, ruling the King, is in the fourth house, and a different sign from the house cusp.

Now, let us look at the horoscope from the point of view of General Hancock. The fourth house is a crowded house; Jupiter in Pisces is on the fourth house cusp, the Sun in Aries is just inside the fourth house, and we have Mercury conjunct Saturn in Aries as well. The position of the Sun may have helped Hancock, but the fact that it is in a different sign from the cusp seems to have negated most of its positive effects. What about the extremely benefit Jupiter in its own house on the fourth house cusp? Since Jupiter is also the ruler of the fourth house and represents Hancock himself, much of the positive impact is negated as well. Further, there are no immediate applying aspects between Jupiter and other planet.

You can see that the late degrees on the fourth/10th house axis are a bit of a red herring. As you probably know, James Garfield won the 1880 US presidential election, though by a margin of less than 2000 popular votes out of a total of about 4.5 million.

The 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

We see that Mercury rules the 10th house of the king, and it is retrograde. Just as in the 1880 horoscope, it is possible that the 10th house ruler retrograde indicates a return of the president to power for another term. More importantly, Mercury applies to a conjunction with the Sun in Aries. The Sun is extremely powerful in Aries, as it is the sign where the Sun is traditionally exalted and therefore very strong. It is favorable for Mercury to apply to it, even though such closeness to the Sun is called combustion and is normally problematic. In the last 132 years, in the Presidential election context, a planet’s application to the Sun in exaltation has been helpful, not harmful for the candidate symbolized by the applying planet.

As in the 1880 election, we see that Mercury and the Sun are placed in the opponent’s house; while this may pose difficulties ordinarily (Mercury would be in the opponent’s power), the fact that Mercury and the Sun are in a sign different from the fourth house cusp seems to eliminate the negatives associated with this placement.

With these positive factors, Obama is sitting pretty for reelection this year.

His challenger, symbolized by Jupiter as ruler of the fourth house, is not so fortunate. There are no applying aspects to Jupiter, reminding us of the girl who did not get asked to the prom. No one is coming around to knock at the door to change the opponent’s current trajectory.  For modern astrologers, who would take Neptune as the ruler of Pisces, we have Mars applying to oppose Neptune, while the Moon (the popular will) separates from Neptune.  This is not a good sign for the Republican party nominee in 2012.

Who will be the challenger?  As of this writing, the three Republican front runners are still fighting it out, but I suspect the winner will be Mitt Romney; as the wealthiest of the three contenders, Jupiter in the very material sign of Taurus symbolizes him.

Comments

46 Responses to “Forecast: U.S. Presidential Election 2012”

  1. Yuliana Angelova on March 22nd, 2012 7:45 am

    Dear Nina,

    I’m so happy your blog is active again! You make fantastic posts and I’m really glad you’re back to sharing your insights with us!

    I read your article about Padre Pio today and I was very impressed. I have a quick question, though: how do Mars in Taurus and Saturn in Cancer fit in the overall picture of his personality? The former rules his Scorpio Ascendant and empty 1st house and thus becomes the prime significator of his personality and disposition in the chart; the latter has significant influence over his spiritual experiences in the 9th. Both Mars and Saturn are in the signs of their detriment. Mars separates from a sextile with Saturn and is disposited by Venus in the sign of Mars’s detriment.

    I find these placements quite confusing. Somehow they seem to resonate with the words of those who doubted his sincerity. What do you think?

    I am sorry to post my question under the article on the U. S. presidential election of 2012, but I thought it had a greater chance of being noticed here – the article on Padre Pio has been inactive for a long time.

    Best regards

    Yuliana

  2. Nina Gryphon on March 22nd, 2012 9:08 am

    Dear Yuliana,

    Thanks for visiting! I actually see your comments wherever on the blog they are. I will copy this conversation to the Padre Pio post for future visitors as well.

    Your question is great because it highlights the subtle but key distinction between a bad personality and a difficult life. If you accept that bad things can happen to good people, how can we find that distinction in the horoscope? A good person should have good/harmonious indications, while harmful events would be shown by the contrary. Yet we only have a few planets and they have to represent everything in the life.

    So, what do we do? We closely follow the traditional methods of analysis for specific objectives. To determine character, we look at the Moon and Mercury, per Ptolemy’s *Tetrabiblos.* The 1st house ruler does not factor into character/personality analysis (unless it’s close to the Ascendant or otherwise engaged with Moon/Mercury), since the Moon and Mercury represent the mind in the tradition. So where would we use the 1st house ruler? In the analysis of the body. Mars in Taurus gives us someone short, cute (for lack of a better word), solidly built, and quite likely ill due to Mars’s essential weakness and placement on Algol. We can confirm the illness due to the bad aspects to the 6th house cusp of disease.

    Padre Pio had a hard life; he was kept a virtual prisoner of the Church for much of his life to avoid any scandal or negative publicity associated with his stigmata. As well, the stigmata caused him great lifelong physical suffering. That alone would account for the Venus-Saturn and Mars connection. We have to be very aware of what we are analyzing at any given moment, and singlemindedly stay on the path.

    Best wishes,
    Nina

  3. Yuliana Angelova on March 22nd, 2012 9:25 am

    Thank you! That was a great explanation and it makes sense. Hope you’ll make new posts in the future. I like reading your articles because they help me learn!

  4. Mr. James B on May 15th, 2012 5:53 pm

    I have been following astrological aspects with the political front for a long time. Looking into a unique line up on a celestial level above the galaxy. It is like parallel astrology. An unexpected turn. Saturn on the astrological galaxy plane will play a role in the outcome. This change will manifest on different levels even surprising many. Contrary to your good points and study, however, you can expect the unexpected.

  5. Aries Sun Capricorn Moon on May 24th, 2012 11:31 pm

    Wouldn’t the 10th house be ruled by Venus since it’s only third of a degree away from Libra? Wouldn’t Libra have more of an influence than Virgo on the 10th House since 28 degrees of the 10th House is located in Libra?

    Would the same also hold true for the 4th House since it only 1/3 of a degree away from Aries, thereby making Mars the true ruler of the 4th. Could this mean an Aries could still appear on the scene between now and the GOP convention or even be made the nominee at a brokered GOP convention?

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  9. Dalia on June 2nd, 2012 3:08 pm

    The way I see this chart is what was that will be.

    Saturn in the 11 house show me that the old society leader will stay in his place, another point is the Moon that point on the people it’s conj to Neptune the people are drudged by the media and are in a deep sleep.

    6 planets are on the left of the chart so the left win. Obama and Democrats are winners.

    Another indication that Obama will win is the Bible Please read Daniel 7,8,9 and you will find it how he will win. Another is Ezekiel 38-39.

    In Bible cod in Hebrew we get the name of the leader and it come out OBAMA.

    The leader is not a king but President it’s in Hebrew so Price GOG is a President of a Super power that the place of that super power in on the back of the far north that a translation from Hebrew the back of the north is the other side of the Globe. What is that war of Gog and Magog it’s the Arab spring.

    Yes we live in a time of change that will lead us to better times, some are calling it the age of Aquarius the other the Age of Messiah and other are calling it the second coming.

  10. Mr. James B on June 10th, 2012 1:52 pm

    Looking at the stars again, seeing a slight perk for Obama in the fall, however the other side looks like it is going to ride the storm by a wider take then expected. Astrologically speaking, Mr. O will be better off not in office, (some R@R) and the transit chart will present other favorable opportunities for him in a more relaxed atmosphere. We can expect some favorable times by the end of 2013 into 2014, will be treading carefully through a lot of muck from the present, 2009 to 2012. Neptune has played a most alluring role but people have woken up and they “won’t be fooled again”, by its illusion. I know some astrologers see Mr. O as winning but i think they are seeing how winning he may be outside of the office. Plus, Mr. O’s Neptune/aspect will not have the same magnetic pull as in 2008, and the public will change to a more practical vision. Will see. Feel free to email me!

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  13. Ron on July 2nd, 2012 10:53 am

    Hi Nina, I’m very interested in your techniques, but the explanation falls a bit short.

    In the 1880 chart the incumbent is Mercury- peregrine and conjunct the malefic Saturn. Not a great state to be in. Yes, Mercury does apply to a strong Moon. Are you suggesting that some one or something else helped him? What would the moon represent?

    Hancock is Jupiter, strong in its own sign. You say: “Since Jupiter is also the ruler of the fourth house and represents Hancock himself, much of the positive impact is negated as well. Further, there are no immediate applying aspects between Jupiter and other planet[s] (sic).” That seems like a weak argument. Why wouldn’t Jupiter be strong in its own sign? How is it negated? What other planets are you referring to?

  14. Nina Gryphon on July 3rd, 2012 5:17 am

    Hi Ron,

    Thanks for visiting. This article is not meant to be a comprehensive explanation of my methods, just a prediction and comparison. Look for a more detailed explanation at a later time; this will take some time to assemble.

    I’m not suggesting the Moon represents anything in this chart, other than a dignified planet bringing the presidency to Lord 4 or Lord 10. I am not convinced Ingress charts have such a level of detail to determine exactly how the presidency is won – just who wins. Note that we do not especially care about Mercury being conjunct Saturn today; in these charts, we just care about the future – where the planets are going.

    Regarding Jupiter, I noticed that a benefic conjunct the cusp can help the party ruled by that house, but only if the benefic is not only the house ruler. Hence its positive impact is negated. The more important thing, however, is that Jupiter is not making any immediate applications to any planet – thus, Mercury wins.

    Cheers,
    Nina

  15. Pavani Ganga on July 4th, 2012 9:59 pm

    Nina Gryphon! Delighted to have discovered your site and looking forward to reading more of its pages. Such perspicacity! I await eagerly the “more detailed explanation” of the Aries ingress of 2012.

    In particular I am wondering whether you consider the situation of Mars to have any bearing on the prediction. I notice that the red planet is in the degree of the nodes, elevated, and also by its retrograde movement applying mutually to opposition with the Moon. Perhaps it reflects the national crisis of extreme and dysfunctional partisan polarization. Or is there something else you would discern there? I am certainly curious to know your views.

  16. Pavani Ganga on July 5th, 2012 8:22 am

    Postscript to my 7/4 comment: I notice now that the Aries ingress of 1880 also has prominent nodes, with the Moon conjunct the south node, exactly square to Mercury, the significator of the incumbent party. Does this vitiate the otherwise helpful power of the Cancer moon, imparting (as some might opine) a baneful influence together with its blessings?

  17. Nina Gryphon on July 7th, 2012 4:16 am

    Hi Pavani,

    Thanks for your kind comments. For the Aries Ingress, I am not using Mars for anything, other than perhaps the planet that prohibits a nice sextile between the Moon and Jupiter (which, without Mars, would have given Romney the victory). The artificially maintained polarization in the US has been built decades ago during the Civil Rights movement, on which Richard Nixon had capitalized. Perhaps those would be interesting charts to review.

    Regarding your comment about the nodes – very interesting! The incumbents did win, but it was an extremely (extremely!) close election, so perhaps the nodes had a qualitative influence on the victory.

    Kind regards,
    Nina

  18. Pavani Ganga on July 25th, 2012 8:54 am

    Dear Nina,

    Thank you for the historical perspective on the distressing political polarization in our country. As you say, this could open an interesting line of research. Meantime, these further thoughts on the 2012 Aries Ingress lunar nodes…

    The configuration of Mars exactly square the nodes has certainly weighed on my mind, and not only in connection with the presidential election. Inasmuch as the Aries Ingress for Washington, D.C. is a forecast for the entire USA, I am struck that Mars is an apt indicator of the record summer temperatures, the devastating fires, and the drought. It may also indicate the national shock in reaction to the massacre at the Aurora theatre. Furthermore, as Mars is Retrograde it could presage the remarkable Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Health Care Act, a decision that took almost everyone by surprise and that occurred because Chief Justice Roberts changed his mind.

    No doubt the action of the Moon in opposing Mars has exponentially intensified the dramatic effects of Mars square nodes. But even if there is no lunar intensifier, and even if Mars is not involved, the importance of a square to the nodes has now so impressed me that I have reexamined another chart that had baffled me in the past. For the life of me, I have not been able to understand from his natal chart how Obama got to be president. But now, having recognized the power of the nodes, I have a possible key to the situation. In Obama’s BC, the nodes are found square to the Midheaven, presumably indicating a fateful career, much more prominent than could otherwise be expected.

    I am very grateful to have been introduced by you to the technique of Cardinal Ingress charts. Somehow I had never heard of this method until I read the widely circulated news articles on the predictions of the UAC panel on the upcoming presidential elections.

  19. Pavani Ganga on July 25th, 2012 12:18 pm

    PS: Nina, I was just rereading your March 19 posting entitled “Aries Ingress 2012.” You had written back then: “There could also be “reversed” decisions, and reversal of legislation.” Which certainly came true with respect to the Affordable Health Care Act.

  20. Nina Gryphon on July 25th, 2012 4:18 pm

    Dear Pavani,

    Your comment on the Nodes is very interesting; do let me know if you do further research in that area. In the Ingress, Mars will be square the Nodes worldwide, but your point is still very interesting. Certainly do wonder if it came to symbolize the latest SCOTUS decision.

    Kind regards,
    Nina

  21. Pavani Ganga on July 25th, 2012 9:53 pm

    Granted, Nina, the configuration Mars-square-Nodes was worldwide at the Aries ingress. But what impresses me so strongly is that, at Washington, D.C., Mars was Elevated. And here I might as well admit I’m influenced by the Gauquelins; so naturally I sat up straight when I saw how the Red Planet was in the post meridian Gauquelin sector. Then, too, at D.C. the nodes were located on the east and west horizon. So my eyes got wide and I began to ponder what all this might portend for our country.

    Unlike yourself, I am not an astrological consultant and researcher, just a life-long hobbyist–one of those endlessly fascinated by the subject.

    Re SCOTUS: Since Mars denotes conflict/ controversy, and Mars retrograde connotes something like a tug of war (back and forth, back and forth), I have to think you were spot-on with your interpretation back in March that there could be reversed decisions and/or reversal of legislation. It’s been both, hasn’t it? Good grief, what a spectacle, perhaps unprecedented, when Congress attempts 34 times to reverse the legislation! And we’re not done yet. This struggle is embittered and ongoing. Isn’t it a Martian phenomenon? Also, back in March, you mentioned the mutual reception of Mars and retrograde Mercury, which just stirs the pot all the more.

    And how can we forget the new Voter ID laws, also in contention, and likely to wind up in SCOTUS for resolution. “Peace!” they say. But there is no peace. How can we have peace with such a configuration of Mars?

  22. Elizabeth Hathway on August 1st, 2012 12:47 am

    Hi Nina, Since the post is based on horoscopes, I think it would have been useful if you had given readers your data for both horoscopes shown.

  23. Nina Gryphon on August 15th, 2012 7:19 am

    Dear Elizabeth,

    Sure – email me if I forget. Aries Ingress is easy to find from your ephemeris or software, but if you are having trouble, will do my best to post.

    Kind regards,
    Nina

  24. Larry Schwimmer on August 15th, 2012 5:15 pm

    Hi Nina,
    I love your “cutting edge” work! Just brilliant! Thank you for making such a fabulous contribution to Astrology.

    Now that Paul Ryan is the VP nominee for Romney, do you believe that his positive or negative astrology will play a role in Romney’s loss? Does your prediction remain the same? Has there been a US Election where a Presidential forecast was altered because of a positive or negative selection of a running mate?

    Please feel free to correspond with me personally as well. I write for the national media and would love to know you better, professionally. And, I must confess that since I am from CHICAGO…I am a “recovering CUBS fan!” :) The love of the CUBS came from Czech Dad….Best, Larry

  25. Nina Gryphon on August 16th, 2012 5:10 am

    Dear Larry,

    Thanks for your kind note. Let’s definitely be in touch!

    To your question: I do not think that Ryan will make much of a difference to the Romney campaign; my methodology looks at the Aries Ingress, which is for the country as a whole. From a practical perspective, Ryan is not considered the best choice Romney could have made, due to his highly controversial stance on Medicare and Social Security (some say that Ryan is Romney’s gift of Florida to Obama).

    There are no recovering Cubs fans – only lifelong ones :)!

    Cheers,
    Nina

  26. Larry Schwimmer on August 16th, 2012 6:53 am

    Dear Nina,
    One f/u question on your research. Much has been written about the likely impact of the Mercury Retrograde beg. Station that will be occurring on Election day, Nov. 6th. In the 2000 Election, the Retrograde was at the end of the Station. Other than the usual Mercury Retrograde forecast of: Delays in the results, voting fraud, etc…How do you interpret the likely effects of this upcoming Mercury Retrograde and it’s effect on each candidate: Obama and Romney? In what way is it likely to be different than the one that occurred in 2000? Thanks much, Larry

  27. Larry Schwimmer on August 16th, 2012 6:58 am

    Dear Nina,
    While I agree that OBAMA will be re-elected, his Astrology suggests not only a difficult 2nd term, but specifically, it suggests to me that continuing battles with congress, etc will result in an attempt to “impeach” him. And, it is possible some personal scandal having to do with a “woman” could be involved, too. Have you seen any of this in your research? What is your interpretation of the likely problems, including impeachment…that he will face? Thanks…..Larry

  28. Nina Gryphon on August 17th, 2012 3:48 am

    Dear Larry,

    You may well be right. I have not yet studied the outcomes of impeachment years, but that would indeed be a fascinating study. I would be surprised to see Obama involved in a sex scandal, though problems from a woman could simply mean problems with Germany and Angela Merkel!

    I also have not studied (or seen a study) of what happened on past Election Days when Mercury was retrograde. It was a problem in 2000, but it must have happened before as well. Perhaps there will be difficulties on Election Day, though right now Obama is projected to get around 300 electoral votes, which would make any tampering difficult, because it is not that close.

    Cheers,
    Nina

  29. Ravi on August 29th, 2012 11:30 pm

    Dear Nina,

    I am not an astrologer or a psychic and have no knowledge of the planets. reading about them makes my mind spin. I actually am a wannbe astrologer and psychic but am failing miserably. But I love to read about astrology and astrologers and your website rings true to me.

    I so wish for Obama to win a second term but am so afraid of the lies and spin and money involved on the other side. Reading your post helps decrease my anxiety. I did have a dream though that Obama wona second term and that he will win the Medicare war since Paul Ryan has now lied that Obama will end Medicare. What do ou think about dreams? My dreams have come true 80-90% of the times.

    Thank you for letting me participate on your website.

    One last question,will Roger Federer win US Open 2012. I am a diehard fan of roger.

  30. Nina Gryphon on August 30th, 2012 3:37 am

    Hi Ravi,

    Thanks for visiting. I do think Obama will win – dreams can be tough to understand, but if yours have a good track record, maybe it will indeed happen.

    I am also a diehard fan of the Roger. His chart looks very good this year, though I’ve not yet looked at his US Open horoscope. I’ll post something on it if I do take a look.

    Cheers,
    Nina

  31. Raj on August 31st, 2012 6:10 am

    Nina, I was delighted to read your perceptive interpretation of the election horoscope on November 6, 2012. I agree with your predictions. I am a believer in transit aspects in relation to birth horoscopes. I have a system by which I assign objective values to each aspect of either party and then see whether the total aspects is in the positive territory aor increasingly negative at the time of counting and following day. In this case BO’s signs are significantly in the positive area a scopre of +2.4 which incresesas election returns gather and the opponent MR’s sign get into negative territory sinking to -.9.
    The results tally with your prediction . I am glad I found your website. Thanks

  32. Ravi on September 3rd, 2012 8:40 pm

    Thank you Nina for replying. I will wait anxiously for your reading of the US Open.

    Ravi

  33. Larry Schwimmer on September 22nd, 2012 7:21 am

    Hi Nina,
    I am a big fan of your brilliant work! It is hard not to see a “conspiracy” occurring in this election when you consider the Uranus sq. Pluto cycle we are in. So…when you consider that we have Merc Retro on Election Day + Neptune direct 4 days later + Merc going direct 26 + Mars conj Pluto in Capricorn a day later (and even Venus conjunct Saturn in Scorpio) = That suggests that some conspiracy related to the Nov Election will become Public. Maybe news about the Winner or the Loser. Please tell me how you interpret those aspects. Do you have any conspiracy theory of what you think that means? Because I sure do! Thanks, Larry

  34. Kay Kraeuter on September 26th, 2012 5:45 am

    I take a different view of the election and base my comments on an analysis of the progressed charts of both Romney and Obama.

    Romney’s progressed chart shows nothing earth shattering or eye popping. Taking his baseline of success, no news maybe good news for him. With possible exception of a square of transiting Saturn to his natal Saturn, which may mean increased responsibility (office of the president?), nothing much here to report.

    Obama’s chart is a bit more ominous. Here we see the 12th and 8th houses figuring prominently–never a good sign when aspects between these two houses are stressed. Progressed Mars in 8th squaring natal Saturn (chart ruler) in 12th, transiting Saturn in Scorpio squaring natal Jupiter in 12 and progressed Sun moves into 8th. October will prove to be a significant, if not dangerous month for Obama.

    On October 10, we see transiting Saturn in an exact square with his natal Jupiter in the 12th, and Uranus will be retrograding to the point that saw bin Laden’s death in May. Uranus at 6 degrees Aries will be in a wide square aspect orb to Obama’s progressed Sun in 8th. With square aspects, action is demanded. When we see the 8th and 12 houses emphasized with Saturn, we see a Karmic connection–an accounting will made, unseen enemies will come forth, involving an ending of some sort. Does Obama lose the election? Will some other event occur that brings this reckoning about? This pattern cannot be ignored.

  35. Kay Kraeuter on September 26th, 2012 6:08 am

    Oh and a thought about Mercury retro on election day. Much as changed since 2000 with the installation of electronic voting machines, so barring widespread power outages or voters not being able to press a button, I would think this retro will involve a mistake in polling. The polling thus far which has given Obama the lead presumes a similar turnout to 2008. If the Obama trend continues and polls have him in the lead going into election day, Mercury retro could signal the “correction” made to that faulty polling with an unexpected win for Romney.

  36. Kay Kraeuter on September 27th, 2012 4:05 am

    I take a different view of the election and base my comments on an analysis of the progressed charts of both Romney and Obama.

    Romney’s progressed chart shows nothing earth shattering or eye popping. Taking his baseline of success, no news maybe good news for him. With possible exception of a square of transiting Saturn to his natal Saturn, which may mean increased responsibility (office of the president?), nothing much here to report.

    Obama’s chart is a bit more ominous. Here we see the 12th and 8th houses figuring prominently–never a good sign when aspects between these two houses are stressed. Progressed Mars in 8th squaring natal Saturn (chart ruler) in 12th, transiting Saturn in Scorpio squaring natal Jupiter in 12 and progressed Sun moves into 8th. October will prove to be a significant, if not dangerous month for Obama.

    On October 10, we see transiting Saturn in an exact square with his natal Jupiter in the 12th, and Uranus will be retrograding to the point that saw bin Laden’s death in May. Uranus at 6 degrees Aries will be in a wide square aspect orb to Obama’s progressed Sun in 8th. With square aspects, action is demanded. When we see the 8th and 12 houses emphasized with Saturn, we see a Karmic connection–an accounting will made, unseen enemies will come forth, involving an ending of some sort. Does Obama lose the election? Will some other event occur that brings this reckoning about? This pattern cannot be ignored.

    A thought about Mercury retro on election day. Much as changed since 2000 with the installation of electronic voting machines, so barring widespread power outages or voters not being able to press a button, I would think this retro will involve a mistake in polling. The polling thus far which has given Obama the lead presumes a similar turnout to 2008. If the Obama trend continues and polls have him in the lead going into election day, Mercury retro could signal the “correction” made to that faulty polling with an unexpected win for Romney.

  37. Larry Schwimmer on September 30th, 2012 5:09 pm

    Hi Nina,
    I am a big fan of your brilliant work! It is hard not to see a “conspiracy” occurring in this election when you consider the Uranus sq. Pluto cycle we are in. So…when you consider that we have Merc Retro on Election Day + Neptune direct 4 days later + Merc going direct 26 + Mars conj Pluto in Capricorn a day later (and even Venus conjunct Saturn in Scorpio) = That suggests that some conspiracy related to the Nov Election will become Public. Maybe news about the Winner or the Loser. Please tell me how you interpret those aspects. Do you have any conspiracy theory of what you think that means? Because I sure do! Thanks, Larry PLEASE respond at:
    larry@astrodecision.com Thanks. Larry

  38. Nina Gryphon on October 2nd, 2012 7:34 am

    Dear Larry,

    You are most kind. My sense is that conspiracies or election fraud are hard to pull off when there is a clear front-runner. These things only work when the contest is extremely close, such as in the popular vote.

    Now, astrologically, as I discussed elsewhere, I do think that the Democrats will hold the White House, and the Republican party is keeping their powder dry until 2016. With the changes of direction of so many planets around Election Day, especially with the outer planets involved, we could see a turn in the financial markets. Don’t forget that all the astrological events you describe occur worldwide. There has been an air of intoxication in the air in the financial markets, and I do wonder if these astrological changes signal a change in the overall mood.

    I wonder, too, how all this will impact next week’s election in Venezuela, the transfer of power in China, and the excruciatingly slow politico-economic unraveling of the Eurozone.

    Kind regards,
    Nina

  39. Ravi on October 9th, 2012 7:36 pm

    Hi Nina,
    I am curious about the Romney/Obama debate and what occurred to make president Obama so passive giving ROmney free range to etch-a-sketch to the center and disavow all his prior ideas and accusing Obama for all sorts of things. Do you think that this debate will have an efect on the presidential election, seeing that Romney has moved ahead of Obama in the polls.

    I tend to get too emotionally invested when I admire someone. I am tearing my hair out, unable to sleep trying to figure out what happend to Obama in the debate. Do you see Romney winning the presidential elction after his superb performance and can Obama recover this verybig fumble?

    Thank you from this tortured soul.
    Ravi

  40. Ravi on October 12th, 2012 6:28 pm

    Hi Nina

    I become so emotionally involved with people I am rooting for and it is Obama now. I am totally freaking out with the polls showing Obama losing. Do you see anything in his chart that showed this upheaval and do you still see him winning in his chart since stars can change anytime And can Romney win since he has the momentum now. I am a tortured soul and I have been surfing astrological sights and getting no relief.

    Thank you for your response.

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  42. Carrie A Tides on October 22nd, 2012 6:53 pm

    How can any serious astrologer use the make-believe birth data that Obama put out – he was probably no even born that day, much less that time. and who knows where.

  43. Eve on November 5th, 2012 2:10 am

    do you do readings?

  44. Larry Schwimmer on November 7th, 2012 10:11 am

    Fantastic call on the OBAMA win. You are a brilliant Astrologer!

    Your fan, Larry Schwimmer

  45. Nina Gryphon on November 7th, 2012 10:39 am

    Hi, Larry,

    Well done yourself! Thanks for your kind words.

    Cheers,
    Nina

  46. Nina Gryphon on November 7th, 2012 10:39 am

    Hi Eve,

    Yes, just go the GryphonAstrology.com website and click on Readings.

    Regards,
    Nina

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