While transits give us much information, it can be challenging to forecast outcomes with them. But with transits, timing is everything. Do Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s transits give us insight into the presidential election?
Donald Trump has transiting Jupiter in his 2nd house over 2-1/2 degrees past a sextile to Pluto on Election Day, November 8, 2016. While nice, it has already passed its peak, and Jupiter transits don’t last that long.
Uranus conjunct his 9th house of wide reception will be only 22’ from a trine to his Moon in the 4th, which is another matter. Uranus stations in late December and will trine his Moon again on February 6, framing the Election and Inauguration dates. But while Uranus is really shaking up his Moon with new experiences, the 4th house more particularly relates to his home and family, not a position.
Saturn transits Donald’s 4th house and sextiles Jupiter in late November, a stabilizing aspect. Once again, though, it’s over 2 degrees away on Election Day – this time a little too late. Saturn’s more significant aspects, opposite Uranus, conjunct the Moon and opposite the Sun, are in December and January, when the election is past. Opposition aspects are, to me, more separative than anything else. He’s entering a new phase of life, but it probably won’t be exactly as he had hoped.
In late January and February 2017, Uranus trines Donald’s Moon, Jupiter trines his Sun and Saturn trines his Mars. If these were all operating on Election Day, it’d be terrific. But they’re not. However some significant opportunities should turn up for Donald Trump by February.
Hillary Clinton has transiting Jupiter in her 11th house, approaching a sextile to Mars in the 9th, peaking just a week after the election. This is better timing and nice for popularity and getting out the vote. But a more significant transit is Saturn in her 1st house trine Pluto in the 9th (exact 11/5), a powerhouse combination, especially since these planets are conjunct in her birth chart. Her hard work should reap larger rewards and her past experiences help her leverage the vote.
Transiting Uranus in the 5th will also approach (by only ¼ degree) a trine to Hillary’s Saturn in the 9th house. Uranus and the 5th show a gamble that can pay off in a big way, and it’s certainly a lucky transit as well as one of release. I do feel that Hillary’s transits are stronger on Election Day and that she’ll be the winner, especially in light of all of the other astrological techniques pointing in the same direction.
When transiting Jupiter conjoined Donald Trump’s natal Neptune in the 2nd, his “boys’ talk” video was revealed. Jupiter to Neptune can expand publicity, but there’s no telling how. Since Hillary and Donald are close to the same age, she also has Jupiter conjoining her Neptune – exact on November 1st – a week before Election Day. This seems to correlate with the FBI’s revisiting the e-mail issue. But it’s also at the same time that Hillary continues her popularity and gains help from key Democrats. In her 11th house of the “Good Daemon,” Jupiter should work in her favor.