Trump or Biden?

Next week on 3 November the Americans will vote and decide whether it is going to be Joe Biden or another four years of Donald Trump? On the national level it is clear, a majority of the Americans has seen enough of Trump, Biden is in the lead by about 10 %. However, this is not decisive, what is really important is how the separate states will vote and then mainly the “swing states, who will win there? In most of those states Biden is in the lead too, but the the differences are not too big and and te race certainly has not been decided yet.

There are many different ways to predict the outcome of an election, one of the best is delineating the lunar returns of the candidates under which the elections are held. Trump’s lunar return in force on 3 November looks worse than Biden’s, which would indicate Trump is not going to be re-elected. Another possibility is to take the chart of the day, calculated for the exact beginning of the astrological day, sun-rise in Washington. This shows what will happen in the US on that day. Of course, every day has such a chart, but this is a a very special day so it is a very special chart.

Looking back four years ago, when the elections were held on 8 November, this gives the chart above (click on the download button to be able to view it) . Of course, the general significator of kings is automatically on the Ascendant because of the technique we are using and everything that happens automatically in this way has no meaning. So the Sun on the Ascendnat does not mean the king (the Sun) will be strong this day. What is meaningful is the fact that the Sun is Lord 10 and Lord 10 stands for the powers that be. This is Barack Obama who could not be re-elected but we can see Hilary Clinton as his “successor”.

The Clinton/ Obama Sun is on the South Scale, the Scorpion’s Southern Claw that ruthlessly restores the balance. The Scorpion kills the arrogant hunter who deems herself invincible, I think Hilary Clinton could not have imagined that Trump would really win. What also strikes the eye, is the people’s Moon exactly on the IC in opposition with the MC of power and in negative reception with the Sun. So the people will get rid of the ruling elite, the king and his crown princess. Trump is Lord 4 Saturn, the opponent of those in power, by antiscion on Pluto.The Lord of Hades will strike unexpectedly and overwhelmingly, carrying away the price and so he did in 2016. The People-Moon loves Lord 4 Saturn, the challenger of the elite very much.

But how does it look next week? Trump is the king now and Lord 10 on the Ascendant which this time is not conjunct the South Scale. That is positive for him as he is now Orion. By antiscion however this Trump-Sun/Lord 10 in on the IC, the lowest point in the chart opposing the MC-throne. So the king will step down on 3 November. The Moon, the General Significator of the people, seems to confirm this, it is in the triplicity of Saturn, Lord 4 symbolising challenger Joe Biden. So they think he is a nice guy, whereas they are indifferent towards the Trump- Sun. The People-Moon is in the eighth house of death, showing they think it has been enough. Next week we will know.


The readers of this blog know it is dedicated to traditional astrology, which is based on the methods and techniques always used in the long history of astrology. This is a real history so not all astrologers applied exactly the same methods for twenty centuries. However, the principles always remained the same, till the theosophers at the end of the Nineteenth Century invented modern astrology which contains almost nothing of what astrology always was, it was mainly assembled out of theosophical novelties.     

However, this does not mean that every modern technique is nonsense by definition, everything should be judged by what it can do. In particular, the outer planets turn out to be useful also for the classical astrologer. It is true, their use should be correctly dosaged, but then they can give valuable information. This can clearly be seen in the timing of the Corona crisis. We are going from a 200-year Earth period to an Air period and that is why we have this crisis, it is a very important turning-point, a real “historical” moment.

Two dark guys

This is the wider framework given by the rhythm of the Great Conjunctions of Saturn and Jupiter going through the elements. Within that framework however, the cycle of the outer planets and especially their conjunctions with the chronocrators Saturn and Jupiter give a clear timing. For example, on 12 January this year there was a conjunction of Pluto and Saturn, two dark guys, and yes the Wuhan virus as it was still called then, broke loose on the world. This is very clear, but it is important to see these conjunctions as a timing instrument within the larger frame-work provided by the Great Conjuctions.

Six Conjunctions

For in the past hunderd years there have been six Saturn-Pluto conjunctions and they cannot all  be connected to a crisis of a comparable order. The rare threefold  conjunction in 1914-1915, indicates WW-1 of course but the 1947 and 1982 conjunctions are so clearly connected to a big crisis. Yes in 1947-1948 the state of Israel was founded in  a very bloody way but is this comparable with Corona or WW-1? The early 80’s were characterized by a recession, but this started in 1979 with the revolution in Iran. This is typically the pattern given by the rhythm of the Great Conjunctions (and Great Oppositions)  of Saturn and Jupiter, we have a crisis a year before these Great Conjunctions  place (in 1980 there was a Great Conjunction). However,  the 1982 Saturn-Pluto conjunction does indicate the effect of the crisis, so again within the broader framework of the Great Conjunctions.

Apart from this one Saturn-Pluto conjunction on 12 January, there are also two Pluto-Jupiter conjunctions on 5 April and 21 November which can be used for more exact timing. So we can expect that as from late November things will gradually turn up and after the Saturn-Jupiter conjunction on 21 December  we will leave the tense constellations behind. Of course things will not be normal overnight, but we may expect a gradual normalisation.      

Mrs President

In three weeks the presidential eelctions will be held in the US under bizarre circumstances. Corona, “the Chinese virus”, is not exactly under control and it seems this is going to cost Donald Trump his re-election. In the polls his not too charismatic rival is doing much better, even in the “swing states”’ that can make the difference. If Biden wins his candidate for the vice-presidency will become very important. Biden is, just like Donald Trump, old and if he would die, Kamala Harris would be the first female US president, a woman who is also of a mixed Tamil-Jamaican descent. 

Her natal chart can be viewed by clicking on the download button above and what strikes the eye immediately is the North Node on the Ascendant. The North Node is a kind of super-Jupiter, often giving a lot of succes, this is the Head of the Dragon that looks at the world, the Dragon is the life energy. A very powerful point and this Ascendant/ North Node conjunction falls on the star Al Hecka the Bull’s  Southern Horn, a purely martial star which can be very sharp and combative. Harris is a jurist and has quite a reputation asa  tough crime-fighter.   


But that’s it. The rest of the chart does not look very powerful, so why this career? Jupiter Lord 10 of the job is placed in the weak twelfth house on Algol, Jupiter can be associated with the juridical system, but it is not strong. The twelfth house is the house of crime and Algol has to do with cutting off evil’s ugly head, which is appropriate. Jupiter is also part of a T-square with Saturn and Mars providing  a way out off the weakening twelfth house, but we see no power here. On the MC Fomalhout is placed, the Mouth of the Fish a bright star indeed but not a royal star that “leads to the throne”. 


This could be the lady next door! But this only shows that good astrology will always use all the relevant methods. Succes can be indicated by strong stars, a powerful angular placement, an essentially very strong planet ( a big talent) but also by riding the waves of the spirit of the times. So there are several ways to become successful, and to see whether someone will be able to ride these waves several techniques can be applied. One of them is the synastry with the chart of the eclips, preceding the birth calculated for the place of birth.    


If you look at that, it is clear. So clear and simple that we will not give the chart of this prenatal eclipse here. The angles of the natal chart and the angles of the eclipse chart are alsmost exactly the same, the difference is less than ten minutes of arc. This is only seldom seen, her individual energy expresses the spirit of the times perfectly and these waves carry her to a high function. A woman of Tamil-Jamaican descent as (vice)-president surely fits in with a time spirit of Me Too and Black Lifes Matter.


Last Saturday Jan des Bouvrie died, the well-known interior designer who changed Dutch living-rooms. It was his mission to acquaint everybody with modern design and he certainly succeeded in this mission. He influenced interior design in The Netherlands and abroad thoroughly and he inspired a whole generation of young design professionals. Some may have found a bit too sure of himself but het was extremely successful, also because he knew very well how to promote himself.

One of his most striking style characteristics is white colour. “White is space, light and liberation”, he always said, his strong preference for this colour was often explained by the fact he had to sleep in a room without windows a a boy. His youth experience has had a strong effect, even now many Dutch paint their rooms very white. So it would very interesting to take a look at his chart, unfortunately no time of birth is known.

However, this does not stop the astrologer, a chart calculated for his birth date with the Sun on the Ascendant or on the MC can provide some relevant information. Traditionall , a new day begins at sun-rise, Sun on the Ascendant gives us a chart for the day and for everybody born on this day. Click on the download button below to view Des Bouvrie’s Sun-rise chart.

 You have to be a bit careful however, as the way dates are given in these modern times is non-astrological. In the modernsystem the new day starts at mid-night and all the children born in the 24 hours after that will have that date registered as their birth-day. In astrology the new day begins at dawn and the chart for that day with Sun on the Asc says something about that day and everbody born then. But people born between mid-night and sun-rise will not fall under the sun-rise chart of their birth day but under the chart of the preceding day! There is no birth time for Des Bouvrie, we have assumed he was born after sun-rise.

The White Planet

This seems to work quite well. Lost of strengths could be expected and we are not disappointed. Striking the eye immediately is the Moon, that has just entered its exaltation, the emotion and home planet feels wonderful and ony wants to stay exalted as long as it can. This describes the sometimes exxaggerated white preference, the Moon is in a jubilant mood, entering its exaltation indeed feels like a liberation. Planets that have just changed sign or are about to change sign always indicate a special intensive motive.


Of course the Sun’s position on the Asc is not delineated as it is automatically there if this technique is applied, but this is not so for Mercury. Mercury is cazimi, in the heart of the Sun conjunct within 17 minutes arc and this makes a planet unstoppable.  He knew how to use the media to promote himself very effectively, Mercury is the media planet. Des Bouvrie popped up so often (cazimi!) that a  lot of jokes were made about his love for the media. “’Helllooo, here we are again”’ became a well-known expression for media-prone people like him. He did not care, he only became more well-known with more customers as a result.

But there is more, the prominent exalted lunar White is in very strong reception by domicile with esthetic Venus. Venus is conjunct the very bright star Sirius and an exalted Jupiter planet of expansion and modernity, which helps a lot. It made him a bright star. Finally, Saturn is in on Aldebaran the powerful royal spring star of successful beginnings and wealth, the cube (Saturn) couch was his break-through. So even without a birth-time as relevant  chart can be made, and prediction techniques seem to work just as well…