Both Bill deBlasio and Chris Christie enjoyed landslide victories in this week’s elections. It can be challenging to choose the winners, but astrology always helps us figure out exactly what happened.
Bill deBlasio was born on May 8, 1961 at 7:03 PM in New York, NY (his campaign manager gave the data to astrologer Shelley Ackerman). The new NYC mayor is a very idealistic guy, with Neptune on his Scorpio Ascendant squaring Jupiter and opposing his Sun. Transit Saturn in Scorpio was conjoining his Neptune and Ascendant in the last months of his campaign, an aspect that can help clarify ideals and may bring unusual career developments. It also holds the possibility for publicity, which was immensely helpful to him. DeBlasio’s campaign heated up this summer, when his son Dante appeared in TV ads. Broadening Jupiter combined with the Saturn-Neptune pattern at that time to popularize the candidate’s message, and the momentum continued.
Saturn transiting the first house will bring up significant developments in deBlasio’s life and career as it makes major aspects in early 2014, when he begins his new duties. This influence often indicates a turning point in life. DeBlasio will be taking on important responsibilities (Saturn opposite his Sun) and is moving in a new direction (Saturn square his Uranus). Saturn repeats a cycle that began in 1984 when he first began his career with a job for the NYC Department of Juvenile Justice.
Chris Christie was born on September 6, 1962 and was re-elected as Governor of NJ with over 50% of the vote. Transiting Saturn was helping him, too, as it sextiled his Sun almost exactly at the time of the election. This aspect is not as powerful as deBlasio’s Saturn-Sun aspect, but Christie will not have such a major change in his life. Saturn sextile the Sun usually gives us some career movement, often just what we can expect based on past experience, but not a significant change. So Governor Christie is continuing what he began four years ago.
Christie had lap-band weight-loss surgery in February of 2013 and already appears to have dropped from his speculated 300-lb. weight. Transiting Pluto was exactly square his Mercury, which often coincides with important decisions and transformation in a particular area of experience. And with the Sun conjunct Pluto in Virgo in his birth chart, he certainly has the ability to reinvent himself and take control of his life and habits. At the time of the surgery, the Saturn transit stationed in a near-exact conjunction with his Neptune (the same aspect deBlasio had at the time of the election), and this, too, was an unusual life development that gained publicity. It certainly influenced his career as well, as his health should improve and he’ll be a more appealing candidate for the future if he continues dropping pounds.