"...understand that all of that energy of the Cardinal Cross is going to basically implode upon the world stage from 2018-2020 in more ways than one."
For several years, many Astrologists have sought to declare the winner of the 2016 election. One reason is that we astrologers know that a major planetary event is looming ahead in 2020: the Saturn/Pluto conjunction. In nearly all of history, a Saturn/Pluto conjunction announces the reconstruction of governments as well as a loss of life on this planet. In terms of a higher consciousness, this is a harvest of souls as the physical and spiritual worlds collide in the battle for positive verses negative energy. In the science of Astrology, Pluto is used to mark one of the strongest forces that we are under the influence of on Earth, and Saturn is the other weighty contender. Pluto brings death and transformation--only after that death has been experienced and if I could paint this energy as a character, I would paint it as the Grim Reaper. Saturn is known as The Timekeeper; this energy restricts, teaches and stabilizes imbalances in other energies. Using Astrology, when these two powerful planets reach a conjunction, opposition or square, it is a sign to us on Earth, that the constant sifting of energy and consciousness on this physical planet has reached a point where some type of death is experienced so that regeneration can take place and stabilize the physical world for another process of souls being filtered for the highest frequency that contributes to The All. Growth of consciousness is the goal here and so this is truly a harvesting point of frequency within complete existence within The All.
Pluto/Saturn transit correlations often occur in either three phases ( a combination of conjunction, square, opposition) or one phase (one conjunction, square or opposition). I think that many astrologers agree that the three phase that include a Pluto conjunction involves more stress and is linked to numerous patterns of war. If we look back over recent history relative to the United States of America, we can see that the prior two sets of three phase of Saturn/Pluto conjunctions initiated or aligned with major events such as The Great Depression, World War 1 and World War 2.
We are currently in a three phase Pluto/Saturn battle. The first phase (conjunction) of this event happened November 8, 1982 (Iraq/Iran war with USSR involvement) at 27 degrees of Libra. The second phase (the opposition) at 12 degrees Sagittarius/Gemini, began August 6, 2001 (initiating 9/11, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom), and the third and final phase-the conjunction will take place January 21, 2020 at 23 degrees of Capricorn.
The upcoming Saturn/Pluto conjunction will be the final phase of a situation involving world leadership that initially (1982 but really even before then) spawned a massive global upheaval as Russia and the United States began the struggle for power through resources (namely oil) and terrorism became the offspring. As an astrologer, I think that the last phase of this conjunction is very significant because over the past eight years, we have experienced one of the biggest reorganizations of energies on Earth that most will never experience in their lifetime. I use “we” to include all human beings living on earth over the last decade. During this time, the world experienced the Cardinal Cross which tore across our lives with aggression, tension, and left us feeling at times downright helpless. The Cardinal Cross engaged by Pluto, Uranus and Saturn and empowered by the Cardinal eclipses also brought more tension, power struggles and issues of corruption within government that have been kept sometimes out of view from “the people” as denoted by the sign of Aquarius. Only recently, has Saturn. The Great Teacher, begun to intervene, squaring Neptune and rolling back the veil that has shielded our view of these power plays involved in the Cardinal Cross that have progressed humanity to the third phase of the upcoming Saturn/Pluto conjunction.
The children born during the Cardinal Cross years (2008-2014), will have this battle throughout their lives and it should be noted that during the upcoming Saturn/Pluto conjunction the Cardinal eclipses are occurring in and opposite the sign of the Pluto/Saturn conjunction. These children are going to also be facing tumultuous times once again. One of the major effects of Pluto’s transit through Capricorn, marks the 12th house of “the people” which can relate to hidden disease, mental health and confinement. During the upcoming Saturn/Pluto conjunction, from the US chart, the ruler of the 5th house is Pluto. There may be an illness that affects children during this time. It will be imperative that America’s health care system is functioning properly.
Therefore, we are able to conclude that not only did the Cross affect our own lives with emotional turmoil and power struggles, it played out on the world stage in the battle for resources among the big powers of the world on the playing field of the Middle East. Now, as we approach the Saturn/Pluto conjunction of 2020, we can understand that all of that energy of the Cardinal Cross is going to basically implode upon the world stage from 2018-2020 in more ways than one. The power struggles will reach a head and without a strong leader in the United States, the nation will be heavily affected. Our America has a Cancer sun, and will need to don the warrior; a protective spirit that fights without restraint in order to keep the power that we have. Our nation’s sun (its vitality) will be opposite of this Saturn/Pluto conjunction, bringing opposition from a powerful open enemy, but one that is hidden from “the people”. This is because while this character falls in the 7th house of partners as well as open enemies of America, his motives are hidden as Capricorn lights up the 12th house of Aquarius-again, the sign used to denote “the people” or public. So, to make it clear, someone is going to come against America either through terrorism or an unknown source of destruction from either an open enemy or partner. It also should be noted that Saturn is also a planet used to denote Israel. It could be interpreted that Saturn (Israel) being our partner is attacked by a destructive force (Pluto) and Israel being our “partner” directly draws us into the fray for protection.
So, there is a lot at stake in America within the 2016 election because this conjunction will start to ease together and will be felt, as early as 2018. Since there seems to have been a rush to name the winner of this election, it hasn’t been easy, as there seems to be missing information. Astrologers need various types of information to really identify definite aspects related to the dates surrounding the election.
Predicting the 2016 Election Winner
One stumbling block to nailing an accurate prediction about this election is that no one has an exact birth time for Hillary Clinton born October 26, 1947. There are three different birth times that are floating around and not one that I feel remotely comfortable with. The 8:02 pm chart which many astrologers adore, would give her a 5th house sun (childlike, romantic) while the 8:02 am would provide her with a 12th house sun, ASC in Cancer (appearing shy, motherly, conservative, and secretive). The newest birth time to emerge, is 2:13 AM which claims a Virgo Asc (appearing matronly, organized No matter her birth time, based on the date and location of her birth, Hillary definitely has a Pisces moon and the biggest aspect that I see is her Pluto conjunct Mars square Venus conjunct Mercury configuration. This is someone who speaks eloquently but may have an explosive temperament-even destructive depending on whom she is speaking to at the given moment. Her moon is conflicted by Uranus, so that upsets within the home and with female figures will always play a role in her life. In considering upcoming transits, Jupiter will enter Scorpio in the Fall of 2017, so Hillary will experience a way to redefine herself through new opportunities that may include a great deal of travel. Despite what we do know, it is really impossible to assume this candidate will win. We simply cannot surmise that any information that we have in relation to her birth time is correct.
Another issue in determining the 2016 Election winner is that the Aries Ingress chart which astrologers love to use predictively for elections, usually denotes whether one party or not will stay in power by employment of the angles of the chart. The problem that I see here is that political party lines within the USA have been crossed. Donald J. Trump is not your typical Republican even though he is running on that party’s ticket. Republicans, Independents and Democrats are all a part of his supporters. Astrologers do have Donald’s birth time. He is a Gemini sun/ASC and a natal Uranus/Sun conjunction makes him innovative, eccentric and even shocking as he takes on the attributes of Uranus ruled Aquarius. Of course, you can never predict Uranus. You can consider the subjects around this character, but a Uranus/Sun is hard to predict. I don’t care if you use multiple timing charts related to this man, something will be unpredictable because of the nature of this man’s stars. This doesn’t mean he isn’t stable, it just means he has an element of surprise that rises above emotional influence. Like Aquarians, he is able to tap into the highest forms of collective consciousness and peer into the future of their initiative. So, the one thing that you can always count on with him is surprise.
I personally feel that there is no way to scrutinize the dates surrounding the election and name a clear winner because there is a lack of announcement associated with planetary energy on November 8th. You see, there is a planetary drama that is about to play out over the course of the next few months as the lunar Aquarius eclipse-the outcry of the people- becomes reactivated and Jupiter in Libra rushes forward to bring stalemates in government. For me, these planetary events should be the area of investigation that allows a clearer picture of the winner to unfold and may be the most reliable. Certainly the stars are supporting a particular scenario which I would like to discuss but even without Astrology, since we have a division within our American society about basic beliefs, we can deduce that one group of people will not going to be happy with the results. The stars would agree.
Letting the Stars Tell the Story : My Interpretation
First of all, I need to warn you that I am an old fashioned astrologer. I would rather stare at the numbers of degrees of planets and let them all form a pattern in my head than stare at several charts to envision major events in my future. However, I do everything the orthodox way when required but I really get bored with using progressions, solar arcs and fixed stars. So, when I need a “feel” for something, I stick to transits and natals. Like Tarot, there is so much to be "read" there in grasping the energies coming in and surrounding a given situation. It is just the way my intuitive process works best. If I need to go further, I will. For now, within this article, I want to get that insight of the basic state of consciousness that embodies the events leading up to the election date and beyond.
A disruptive influence will encase the election but it all really began back over the summer, spilling out around August 18th, at the lunar eclipse of Aquarius. Aquarius, a sign that I have long used to get a “feel” for the state of the public, or “the people”, was shown during this eclipse to be in emotional crisis or a state of unrest as the eclipse reached out to sextile Uranus in Aries in a partial reciprocation of energy that symbolized a rebellion among the voice of “the people” that might involve i issues concerning communication, electronic devices, short trips, and even air travel. This eclipse’s energy will again be resurrected on November 9th, as Mercury in Scorpio (conversations and announcements concerning government officials) trips the eclipse degree again, and brings the people back to rebellion concerning a female (lunar eclipse). Since Hillary is a Scorpio, I am assuming that an announcement concerning her, news of her, or the election outcome has many people upset. The second major pre-evaluation of the state of “the people” occurs before Election Day at the New Moon in Scorpio on October 30th. This New Moon will trine Neptune allowing a calm state of dreaminess to engulf “the people” over the next two weeks as they become focused not only on government but on their own lifestyles and material gains. At the same time, this New Moon will bode well for Hillary, allowing her to have a voice related to children, games, gambling (voting machines?) the stock market, sexuality insurance and financial resources of “the people”. However, by the time the 9th rolls around, the people begin to become agitated about a certain message related to these issues. If Hillary is experiencing neurological difficulties or illness as was suggested over the summer, this energy will also likely stir up some health matters for her again.
As for Trump, this New Moon ( falling in his solar 6th and natal 3rd) on October 30th will play big role in his health message as well but instead may relate to a busy time period for him or the subject of health care reform. However, there is an element of deception coming back to play here as it seems he becomes boggled down by false misconceptions (Neptune square his sun from his solar 10th). The Neptune transit will continue for some time, really preventing the public from seeing him in a clear light. However, that lunar eclipse (trine his Uranus/Sun) is still supporting Mr. Trump and will continue to carry him forward as a “play for justice” in the stars begins to take place.
This is where the drama really begins. So, after the shocking emotional conversations that take place around the 8th and 9th, Mars fires up “the people” by November 10th, and they are ready to engage with other groups of individuals. A Full Moon occurs in Taurus, on November 14th, marking a date for matters involving family and stability for “the people” that could have taken place a week prior up to November 14th. Hillary will be largely focused on her partner Bill Clinton during this Full Moon and Bill will be focused on matters related to debt, trust, intimacy, child support, joint resources and sexuality. This Full Moon’s aspect focuses on opposition to government issues for “the people” and also declares this so within the US chart.
During the days leading up to this Full Moon, the Cardinal Cross gets activated, by Jupiter in Libra which begins to serve up a T-Square with Pluto and Uranus. First of all, Jupiter in Libra within this position explains justice in government affairs, and will challenge Pluto (the ruler of government for Aquarius, “the people”) which is also Hillary’s ruling planet. This matter of justice as told by Jupiter inching towards 15 degrees of Libra to square Pluto in November, is only the beginning of a conversation conflicting the American government for a demand in justice by “the people”. It will hit 15 degrees by November 21st and become fully engaged in a stalemate for a fight for justice until the 12th of December when Mars in Scorpio will activate that Aquarius lunar eclipse as anger and motivation bring the people out of their comfort zones. Mercury conjunct Saturn (an official decision or state of oppression amongst “the people”) brings a down period around November 24th. Is this a decision to recount votes? Or perhaps a decision comes down that is hard to swallow for some.
A New Moon in Sagittarius on November 29th sees a more social situation forming but Jupiter is still moving forward to engage Uranus as new groups engage in the growing cross. Donald Trump will begin his Jupiter return in the 2nd house of income on December 3rd, enjoying publicity and popularity, while increasing his bank account. This will be another surprise to the public as Jupiter will trine his 10th house Sun/Uranus conjunction. His Jupiter return will uplift “the people” by supporting their voice and information sources.
By the end of December, Venus will touch the Aquarius lunar eclipse degree and Jupiter in Libra will begin an exact opposition with Uranus in Aries, reflecting that “the people” now more than ever, continue to feel unjustified. At the very least, the upset over the presidential candidate continues. December 29th brings a New Moon that seems to be heavily destructive influence over the two weeks following. However, Saturn trine Uranus during this influence gives power to “the people’s” voice. Jupiter will be opposite Uranus but trine to Aquarius, so I feel that some sort of justice will come out of this configuration.
A Full Moon in Cancer takes place by January 12th, about a week before inauguration day. The US is a Cancer nation, so this date signifies that a major emotional event for America will have taken place by the Full Moon. This Full Moon will be opposite Pluto and square to Uranus, describing major upheaval and rebellion of government control before or near this date. By Inauguration day on January 21, 2017, Saturn is working to stave off the energy of the people verses government, forming sextiles with Jupiter and trining Uranus. Remember Saturn restricts, teaches and even commands regulation. He is the Sheriff at times within the zodiac. Here, Saturn is trying to use groups of people and organizations to meet in the middle of controversy. The Sun has moved into Aquarius at this point, giving positive aspect to Donald’s sun but squaring Hillary’s. The Moon will be in Scorpio on inauguration day, so “the people” will be heavily focused on government matters. I will stop there at Inauguration Day, but as you can see the election does not end the battle for justice in a nation that is split down the middle, demanding their voice to be heard.
How will each candidate prevail in the 2020 Saturn/Pluto conjunction? While it depends on how long these candidates will serve, their actions will definitely shape the events leading to 2020. If Hillary wins, this could be a direct assault on the new government that she sets up (using Pluto as her ruling planet as a player in the conjunction) by “the people” as well as foreign enemies. If Trump wins, the Saturn/Pluto conjunction might describe him (Saturn describes an older male) standing up for Israel or America against the power hungry terrorists or open enemies (Pluto) on the world stage despite criticism. Unfortunately, this Saturn/Pluto conjunction will exactly oppose Trump’s Saturn/Venus conjunction and he stands to suffer great criticism from this aspect in 2020, as well as the risk of a loss of life.
Regardless of the winner, if we consider the worst case scenario, Pluto and Saturn will bring death. “The people”, that is ALL OF US, need to come together, no matter the winner, demanding better health care for everyone, especially our children. Solid, affordable healthcare plans need to be in place before 2019-but especially by 2020.
I will warn you that looking into February 2017, there are more hiccups. This election is definitely going to be a change for America and the Aquarius/Leo eclipses that press on towards 2018 will continue to keep the people rising up. In fact, these scenarios will lead us towards the Saturn/Pluto square of 2020 where a restrictive influence assaults our government and wars and rumors of wars become a probability.
Please consider the quote, “As above, so below.” We have the power to change the direction of cosmic energy in November. As consciousness grows, we have the ability to use Astrology electively, moving steadily and swiftly in times where free will is at an all-time high and we are not pinned down by “the powers that be.” I believe that November will be one of those times where we can harness the spirit of “The Magician” to observe what controlling aspects are to come in 2018-2020, and make the best decisions NOW for that trying time. For when that time comes, free will move to a restricted, low functioning level and we will be under the influences of the confining presence of the explosive force of two most powerful earthbound energies, Saturn and Pluto.
“For we are not struggling against human beings, but against the rulers, authorities and cosmic powers governing this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realm.” Ephesians 6:12.
Charla Huff is a Christian Intuitive Astrologer . More About the Astrologer