Election 2016: Vice Presidents

One of the Vice Presidential candidates will have a major life change as a result of the November 8, 2016 Presidential election.  Which of their birth charts indicates who will more likely be in office next year?

Indiana Governor Mike Pence was born on June 7, 1959 in Columbus, Indiana. We are limited in that no birth time is available for him.  Like his running mate Donald Trump, he has the Sun and Mercury in Gemini and Mars in Leo.

Pence’s Sun and Mercury have progressed into attention-loving Leo, with both conjoining his natal Uranus.  This shows his sudden elevation to candidacy and a national platform.  Progressed Venus in Virgo is beginning to leave a square to his Sun (nearly a degree past).mike-pence-forecast

Mike also has some very good transits on Election Day.  Transiting Uranus will nearly exactly sextile natal Mercury, echoing the progressed aspects.  This could indicate a new administrative position.  Transiting Jupiter conjoins his North Node and will soon trine his Sun.  However transiting Saturn will oppose his Sun exactly just a little over a week after the election.  This is not great for career.  While Jupiter facilitates the Sun’s development this fall, Saturn limits it.  To my mind, Saturn is stronger as it’s slower-moving.

Virginia Senator Tim Kaine was born on February 26, 1958 at 7:59 AM, in St. Paul, Minnesota according to his birth certificate and Astrodatabank.  His Sun and Mercury in Pisces are the same sign as Hillary Clinton’s Moon.

Kaine’s secondary progressed Sun in Taurus is less than 2 degrees from sextiling his natal Sun, but is over 2 degrees from sextiling natal Mercury in Pisces.  This sets up a midpoint situation with the sextile (very similar to Pence’s progressed Sun and Mercury to natal Uranus).  Kaine’s progressed Mars is less than a degree and a half from opposing natal Pluto.tim-kaine-forecast

Tim’s progressed Midheaven at 0 Pisces 24 is just a hair over one degree of trining natal Jupiter – showing success with the public since Jupiter is in his 7th house.  His progressed Ascendant at 28 Gemini 16 is past opposing his natal Saturn and approaches a trine to natal Jupiter and a sextile to Pluto (close to trining the PMC as well).  The early (PMC) and late (P Asc) degrees are sign-changers, in keeping with important life developments.

Without Pence’s birth time, however, we can’t compare progressions of the Midheaven and Ascendant.  The remaining progressed aspects are certainly no better or worse for either candidate.

Tim Kaine’s transits, though, are quite striking.  He has Mars exalted in the sign of Capricorn in his 10th house of career in his birth chart, one of his most elevated planets.  Mars also rules his Aries Ascendant.  This gives him a steady drive towards status and recognition throughout his life.  Capricorn relates to time and is appropriate for reaching a high office at a mature age.  While natal Mars doesn’t have close major aspects, it has flowing quintiles to Kaine’s Neptune in the 7th house of the public.

Transiting Pluto has been conjoining Tim Kaine’s Mars throughout 2016 and will be within a degree of Mars on Election Day (similar to the energies of Progressed Mars opposing natal Pluto).  This shows a slow and steady transformation in his career.  He is leaving his past behind somehow and moving into new territory.

Perhaps even more importantly, Tim Kaine will experience his second Saturn return in January 2017, when he would take office.  The Saturn return often represents the next step in career development, building on past experience, or moving into a new phase of life.  All would be appropriate for the Vice Presidential office.

These quick assessments confirm that Clinton and Kaine will win the election.  But since Saturn figures strongly in both candidate’s transits, let’s look back and see what they were doing in 1987 – when Saturn was also at 15 Sagittarius, as it will be at the time of the election.

Mike Pence graduated from law school in 1986 and went into private practice.  In late 1987, he decided to run for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives and won the Republication Nomination the following year (his father had died shortly before that).  Pence lost the subsequent election against his Democratic competitor.  He was very young and inexperienced in politics, but the repeat of Saturn’s cycle suggests that his Vice Presidential candidacy in 2016 may be premature.

Tim Kaine was a young civil rights lawyer in 1987.  He represented a convicted murderer on death row who was brain damaged and borderline retarded, and attempted to keep him from the electric chair.  The man was executed on July 12, 1987.  However that year Kaine also became a director of a law firm and began teaching legal ethics part-time at the University of Richmond.

We can see that he began new positions, as his running mate Hillary Clinton did at her previous Saturn cycle as well.  The Saturn cycle confirms once again that the Democrats will win the 2016 election.