2015 Federal Election

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As tomorrow’s federal election looms, I can’t help but share some amazing and curious astrological signatures that are brewing within our country these days.

There is a rather peculiar technique of predicting the winner of a contest or game. I’m not sure I’m sold on it, and I’m not sure it can be applied here, but I thought I’d explore it nonetheless. It involves a study of a few specific aspects that occur prior to the event in question. The astrologer is to find when a specific aspect occurred before the game or contest — in this case, the election. Once that date and time are calculated, a chart is to be set for the birthplace of each of the contestants, and the one with the most significant connections to chart angles (Ascendant and Midheaven) should win the contest. It would be nice if things could be this simple. For one thing, astrologers would be rich!

In looking at who will be our next Prime Minister, there are some things in this prediction system that go a bit “off the rails” in my opinion. First of all, I don’t know that Stephen Harper is in any way representing Toronto (his hometown), and Elizabeth May is surely not representing Hartford, Connecticut. Both Justin Trudeau and Tom Mulcair are from Ottawa, so unless they join forces (hmmm…) this system is out the window. And another thing, this method might better determine if the candidates win their actual riding, not necessarily achieve the position of Prime Minister.

But play along with me anyhow… this actually goes someplace.

One of the aspects on the list is Sun trine Jupiter. The last time we had Sun trine Jupiter was on April 2, 2015 at 10:20 am Pacific Time. The Sun was at 12 degrees Aries; Jupiter was at 12 degrees Leo. Uranus was not far away at 16 degrees Aries. In Toronto at that very moment, the Midheaven was at 12 degrees Aries. Score 1 for Stephen Harper (and, for that matter, for any electoral candidate born in Toronto).

In Ottawa at the same moment (think Mulcair and Trudeau), 16 degrees Aries was on the Midheaven. In the Uranus style of busting up anything conservative, Mulcair and Trudeau are definitely in the lead.

Another aspect to be considered is Sun trine Saturn. This occurred last on July 21, 2015 at 4:07 am Pacific Time. In this case, the Sun was at 28 degrees Cancer and Saturn was at 28 Scorpio. In Toronto at that moment, the Midheaven was 12 Aries — an exact square to the Sun and quincunx Saturn. Although this is bringing Stephen Harper back into the picture, the dynamics are very challenging.

A third aspect in this game is Mercury trine Jupiter. The last time we had Mercury trine Jupiter was on April 6, 2015 at 6:26 am Pacific Time. Here is where things get a little creepy. Mercury was at none-other-than 12 Aries and Jupiter was at 12 Leo. To boot, the Sun was in a conjunction with Uranus at 16 Aries. Elizabeth May is drawn into the game since the Ascendant in Hartford CT was 16 Gemini — a nice sextile to that Sun-Uranus conjunction. The Midheaven in Toronto at the time was 14 Aquarius, picking up the Mercury-Jupiter trine as well as the Sun-Uranus conjunction; Stephen Harper is gaining more attention. The Ottawa contingent of Mulcair and Trudeau is once again picking up the “revolution” flavour of the Sun-Uranus conjunction; in Ottawa at the moment of the Mercury-Jupiter trine, the Ascendant was 16 Gemini and the Midheaven was 17 Aquarius.

Yes, this little game did certainly spotlight our candidates for Prime Minister. (Gilles Duceppe, by the way, scored a little attention when looking at our last Venus-Jupiter trine — nothing major, but he was worth a look.) Not coming up with anything conclusive — other than Harper, Mulcair and Trudeau are certainly in the spotlight — what hit me most about this study was the repetition of the degrees 12 Aries, 16 Aries, and 12 Leo.

Let’s bring in the chart of Canada — “born”, if you will, on July 1, 1867 at the stroke of midnight in Ottawa. The degree of the Ascendant in Canada’s chart is 16 Aries! In Canada’s progressed chart (symbolically showing where we are in the development of our nation), Neptune is sitting at 12 Aries, squared to the degree by Uranus at 12 Cancer. Using Solar Arc Directions, Saturn has slowly moved to — of all places — 12 Aries.

Stephen Harper’s birth chart has Mercury at 12 Aries and Uranus at 12 Leo. He is very much tied into Canada’s chart at present. Harper’s Saturn at almost 7 degrees Capricorn is appropriately (for a Conservative) sitting on Canada’s Midheaven. Justin Trudeau’s Moon at 17 Aries is opposite Uranus at 17 Libra, straddling Canada’s Ascendant-Descendant axis; he certainly has the capability of refreshing, if not shaking up, our identity as a nation. Tom Mulcair’s nodal axis picks up Canada’s Sun-Uranus-IC opposition to the MC; this suggests he has great connection to who we are as a country and that he may have a future vision aligned with where we need to go. Elizabeth May has planets aligned with Canada’s MC-IC axis as well; her Jupiter and Mercury in Cancer speak of a love of this country and the land itself, and her Mars in Capricorn has the ability to set achievable goals.

It’s too bad we couldn’t put the best intentions of all of these leaders together.

If I may return to my little game and the degrees of 12 Aries and 12 Leo that were so often highlighted, it is interesting to consider the Sabian Symbols for those two degrees of the entire 360-degree zodiac. The symbol for 12 Leo (up to 13 Leo) is “An Old Sea Captain Rocking On The Porch Of His Cottage”. Perhaps we need a time of reflection on how we’ve managed to get through storms of the past. Or is this symbol suggesting that somebody needs to retire? The symbol for 12 Aries (up to 13 Aries) is ominous but has a promise of relief: “A Bomb Which Failed To Explode Is Now Safely Concealed”. Maybe we have been letting our country get into a dangerous situation, and tomorrow’s election results might help diffuse anything that was potentially destructive.

However this election turns out, with transiting Uranus hovering over the Ascendant in Canada’s chart for the rest of this year, we seem due for a new outlook. A national makeover.

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