All will agree that this 2020 election is one for the books. And it is not over yet. For all of us, it has been a lesson in civics. Although the media usually calls the election on election night, it is not official until the states certify that election. States have different dates by which they have to certify according to the laws of that state. Most states have to certify by mid to late November. California has until December 11. Then the Electoral College votes. The Electoral College meets on the “first Monday after the second Wednesday in December.” This year that is December 14. Then on January 6, Congress meets in joint session where the President of the Senate opens and certifies the electoral votes.
There is a Lunar Eclipse on November 30 and a Solar Eclipse on December 14. These are significant dates in the process and they impact the natal chart of Donald Trump.
In astrology, eclipses are strong indicators of change. The degree of any particular eclipse reacts to planetary transits to that degree. In essence, eclipse degrees remain “hot” for months, and even years.
Donald Trump was born at a Lunar Eclipse. That eclipse occurred at 23 degrees across the Gemini/Sagittarius axis. This is a “hot” degree for Trump.
As you delve deeper into astrological lore, the pre-natal eclipse, the closest eclipse that occurs before you were born, can play a significant role in the individual’s life. That degree remains “hot” throughout the individual’s life.
Donald Trump’s pre-natal Solar Eclipse occurred a few weeks before he was born at 8 degrees Gemini.
On November 30, 2020, around the time when most states have certified their election, there is a Lunar Eclipse at 8 degrees Gemini/Sagittarius. This is the degree of Trump’s prenatal eclipse. In addition, the big three — Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn — are stirring up the pot, opposing Trump’s Venus and Saturn. Pluto in particular is in very close opposition to Trump’s Saturn. Saturn is about structure; form and one’s standing in society. Pluto brings into play the issues of power and control. Pluto can bring you to great heights and to great depths.
On December 14, 2020, when the Electoral College meets, there is a Solar Eclipse at 23 degrees of Sagittarius. This eclipse degree is the degree of the Lunar Eclipse at Trump’s birth. At this time, Pluto has only moved minutes from its position a few weeks before. So not much has changed.
The weeks between the Electoral College vote and the Joint Session of Congress are cosmically busy. The Winter Solstice, the celestial marker of the new year, occurs. At this solstice, the 20-year cycle of Saturn and Jupiter begins anew. For centuries, this Jupiter/Saturn conjunction, often referred to as the Great Conjunction or Great Chronocrator, has been a reliable indicator of economic, social and political trends. This 20-year cycle is a cycle within a cycle. For approximately 200 years the conjunction between these planets occurs in the same element, Earth, Air, Water or Fire. When this cycle changes elements, it is called the Great Mutation. For the past 200 years these Great Conjunctions have occurred in the element of Earth. The Earth emphasis is on the material. Property, the production of goods and physical boundaries. At the solstice, when they meet again, it will be in the Air sign Aquarius. The change of elements from Earth to Air heralds a huge societal shift. A conjunction is a seed planted. We may not see what it means when it happens, but change is in store. The element of Air and especially Aquarius places emphasis on the collective, collaborative efforts, ancient wisdom. Personhood replaces Brotherhood. Science and abstract ideas float through the atmosphere. Change in element signifies a change in leadership. Here we are focused on the Presidential election, but this change in leadership extends throughout society. As our ideals shift, so will our choices change as we seek different types of leaders (keep your eye on 2024).
For Trump, at this Grand Conjunction, Pluto has still not left the building. Pluto is persistent and will continue to knock on your door until you answer. Here he is knocking on Trump’s Saturn. Saturn says walk the straight and narrow, conform, follow the rules and obey the law. When Pluto and Saturn are together, the path is not easy.
The final reckoning comes when Congress finally meets in Joint Session on January 6, 2021. The slower moving planets are still exerting pressure and stress on Trump’s natal planets. Mars, the planet of action, makes a very sweet and positive connection to Trump’s Ascendant. Mars is a driving force. Here Mars is at the very last degree, indeed the last minutes of Aries. While this is a “good” aspect, a planet in the final degree of a sign is considered weak and signifies the end of a cycle.
The session opens at 1pm. Saturn in the sky at that moment is given pride of place. Sitting high in the sky, posited at home base, the 10th house, Saturn has all the “dignity.” What this means is Saturn has all the power, the strongest energy exerted. The Saturn traditions of order, structure and tradition hold sway. Up there with him is the planet Mercury, in no-nonsense Capricorn. Mercury, in the sign that Saturn rules, is the vote. This position reinforces the Saturnian principles. The Moon, ruling the public, is in Libra. Libra is the sign of balance and negotiation and is the peacemaker. In a combative stance with Mercury, Moon in Libra pushes for fairness and justice.
Trump, with his natal Mars on the Ascendant, is a fighter and he will fight to the bitter end. As Trump is also a man full of surprises, expect some behind-the-scenes shenanigans in order to influence the outcome. Nancy Pelosi, an Aries with a Scorpio Moon, will have something to say about that. With the strength of Saturn throughout the proceedings, it’s a safe bet that when all is said and done, tradition wins.