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The Biden InaugurationBidenJoeImage

The inauguration of a new president is typically a boring affair. Everybody dresses up, stands outside on what is invariably a brutally cold day and waits for a couple of dudes (always dudes for some reason) to recite the same lines that have been recited for the last 150 years. Then everyone applauds and runs off to find some place warm.

The inauguration of Joe Biden, however, promises to be anything but boring. Since it will be occurring just a couple of weeks after angry Trumpites occupied the Capitol Building, there are credible expectations of disruptive and even violent demonstrations in Washington and elsewhere around the country.

I wish I could tell you that the horoscope for Jan. 20 contradicts those expectations but, in fact, it strongly reaffirms them.

The chart for noon on Jan. 20 is worrisome for several reasons. (Click on Inauguration to see the horoscope). The first problem with this chart is the fact that the Moon is void of course. What this means is that the Moon will not aspect a planet before it enters the next sign. It is generally considered a bad idea to begin a new project, like a new administration, when the Moon is void of course.

The last time we had an Inauguration under a void of course Moon was during Barack Obama’s first inauguration in 2009. In that case, the Chief Justice messed up the lines of the oath of office and it had to be repeated the next day, when the Moon was not void of course.

We’ve had other inaugurations under a void of course Moon in which the oath was not repeated. For example, there was Bill Clinton’s second inauguration in 1997 and Richard Nixon’s second in 1973. However, as you might recall, the next four years for both those men were not particularly pleasant.

Still, if the void of course Moon were the only problem with this Inauguration chart, I would be happy. Unfortunately, it isn’t. In this chart we have Mars forming an almost exact conjunction with Uranus and both these planets are square Jupiter within a degree (and Saturn, a little farther out). Any time Mars and Uranus get together the results tend to be explosive. Jupiter expands that tendency and Saturn gives it direction and intent. The dangerous and disruptive potential of this aspect system cannot be overstated.

Thankfully, the events of Jan. 6 have police in Washington, D.C. on high alert and there are now troops deployed in the city to help them out. However, there are threats of demonstrations all across the country and these Trumpites apparently intend to bring their guns. Violence could break out anywhere. Also, this aspect isn’t limited just to January 20. We’re likely to see its influence a couple of days before and a couple of days after.

So, this is not going to be your typical, boring inauguration. In fact, I imagine that a lot of Americans will be watching the proceedings with keen interest. This should make for some great TV, and a dismal moment for American democracy.