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On Oct. 9 Clinton and Trump square off again in the second of three debates. In the last debate, as I predicted, Donald Trump went off script and got tangled in a swamp of his own half-baked ideas. Meanwhile, my faith in the 8pm chart for Clinton was shaken when she failed to display the all out aggression I had seen coming out of the aspects to that chart. Clinton came out the winner, but Trump scored a few points when he talked about the economy. So, what’s next?
Trump will come into the Oct. 9 debate with several strong aspects. The strongest is a conjunction to his natal Jupiter by the Sun. This tells me he will be feeling confident, and considering the fact that he never seems anything but, that’s saying a lot. He’s going to remain convinced, despite all the polls that say otherwise, that he won the last the debate, and he’s going to be ready to open up that same can of “whop ass” on his opponent.
Unfortunately, at the same time that Trump is going to be feeling so confident, transiting Mercury is going to be joining transiting Jupiter in a conjunction to his natal Neptune. The Jupiter conjunction, which has been going on for the past week, is the reason he wasted the post-debate period attacking a past Ms. Universe candidate instead of talking about issues. This aspect strongly indicates that he is going to let himself be once again diverted into some pointless response to an imagined insult.
In the November issue of Dell Horoscope you will find an article by me titled “Political Animals: Why Do People Run for Office.” In the article I look at horoscopes of people who have been, or are deeply involved in U.S. politics, and explore the astrological factors that drive them to join one of the most despised groups of people in our country: politicians.
Though it is not the main thrust of the article, I also point out how odd it is that we Americans hate politician so much when such beasts are an inevitable produce of the democracy of which we are so proud. Democracy demands the participation of the people, and politicians are individuals who've made the decision to become active participants. Without them, our democratic institutions would fall apart.
In Sept. of last year, when Rick Perry dropped out of the Republican primaries, I expressed some regret. This was mostly because he was one of the few candidates for whom we had a complete horoscope. Also, when I looked at the aspects coming up in Perry’ chart in 2016, they all indicated some sort of turning point or triumph.
At the time I was thinking that Perry might pop up again in the political scene, maybe as a possible running mate. Of course, that didn’t happen and, like most people, I sort of forgot about Rick and focused on the Republican apocalypse represented by Donald Trump. It was only a couple of days ago that I realized that the former governor of Texas had been appearing on “Dancing with the Stars”. By that time he had been voted off, but apparently ol’ Rick had a good run.
So, how does one go from being the popular governor of the second largest state in the union and a possible nominee for president to a cheesy TV talent show? That’s one of the perils of prediction.
Of course, everyone is talking about last night’s presidential debate, theorizing about who won and who lost. I’m more concerned with how the two candidates manifested the aspects that were impacting their horoscopes that night.
Since we don’t have reliable time of birth for Hillary Clinton, I used a chart done for 8PM, one of the two birth times that have been given out by her staff. (The other is 8AM.) In the 8pm chart, Mars was conjunct her Descendant and square her natal Moon, a pretty explosive aspect. Even though Clinton was certainly dynamic in the debate, and ready to pounce, I really didn’t see the kind of anger I would associate with those aspects. This leads me to think that maybe the 8PM time is not correct.
It just so happens that I got a tweet a few days ago that claimed that an astrologer named Marc Penrose has obtained a copy of Clinton’s birth certificate with her birth time. According to the tweet, the time will be revealed during the ISAR conference between Oct 13 and 17. I have to admit that I’m a little miffed at the ISAR for not being more forthcoming with this crucial information, but since I now have doubts about 8PM chart, I will patiently wait for their big reveal.