Is there election violence just ahead?
The planetary aspects at the U.S. elections on November 8 are disturbing, to say the least.
They certainly suggest the possibility of election violence. It could be either at the polls themselves or in the aftermath of the vote count.
The Saturn-Vulcanus waxing sesquiquadrate contributes to a hyper-vigilant attitude. It’s a “do or die” dynamic that’s essentially looking for trouble. It stays on guard against imagined offences.
The Mars-Admetos waning trine adds to the tension. It signals an urge to take aggressive action against immovable obstacles. There’s a strong possibility that “get out the vote” forces could confront “suppress the vote” resistance.
Election Violence From A Pleasant Source?
And then there’s the conjunction of Venus with the transneptunian Cupido.
It’s just after the Election Day opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange.
Now don’t get me wrong.
Venus and Cupido are two of the good guys in astrology.
Venus is all about love, harmony, money, the arts, and beauty. It’s the feminine mystique personified.
Cupido is connected with community, family connections, and the sharing of common cultural heritage.
So when Venus and Cupido get together it’s typically good. We normally expect social harmony, pleasant connections, and marital bliss.
But as this chart for the S&P 500 in 2014 shows, we sometimes get something else.
The Venus-Cupido conjunction coincides with trading tops about 60 percent of the time.
But this time the two planets meet, on Tuesday, November 8, we may get even more negative results.
This 90-degree dial for the Venus-Cupido conjunction shows the meeting of the two planets at 25º 41′ Sagittarius.
But what’s interesting is not just the connection between those two beneficial planets.
It’s the fact that they trigger the Uranus-Admetos midpoint.
That’s pretty ominous.
This midpoint activation signals shocking social convulsions. We could see wanton destruction, murders, earthquakes, and yes, even election violence.
At the very least, we can expect sudden breakups of trusted associations.
Individuals and factions will be excluded.
They’ll need to learn how to go it on their own.
They may have wounds that take a very long time to heal.
It’s not a pretty picture.
Election Violence and the Markets
Don’t forget. The markets can react to social and political news in dramatic ways.
Election violence could amplify the November Meltdown in equities.
That’s exactly why I hosted a special webinar earlier today.
During that session we took an-depth look at the current planetary stress.
We explored the roots of the election stress.
We checked the horoscopes for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and James Comey.
And we shared solid strategies for profiting in these tense times.
The webinar recording is well worth downloading.
Election Violence in 1876
The election campaign this year has certainly been vicious.
But it’s not the only time that an election got nasty.
The prize for election violence goes to 1876.
Voters went to the polls on Tuesday, November 7, 1876. It was one of America’s most contentious and controversial contests.
The 1876 results are among the most disputed ever. But it’s certain that Samuel J. Tilden of New York outpolled Ohio’s Rutherford B. Hayes in the popular vote.
Hayes got 4,034,311 votes. Tilden got 4,288,546.
After a first count of votes, Tilden won 184 electoral votes. Hayes got 165.
But 20 votes were left unresolved. These 20 electoral votes were in dispute in four states.
In Florida, Louisiana, and South Carolina, each party reported its candidate had won the state.
In Oregon one elector was replaced. He had been declared illegal for being an “elected or appointed official”.
Ultimately, all three of Oregon’s votes were awarded to Hayes.
Hayes thus had a majority of one in the Electoral College.
The Democrats cried fraud. Tension and hostility swept the country.
Tilden supporters threatened that Hayes would never be inaugurated.
“Tilden or Blood” became the rallying cry. In Columbus, Ohio, a shot was fired at Governor Hayes’s residence as he sat down to dinner. Supporters marched to his home, calling for the “president”.
Hayes tried to calm the crowd. “It is impossible,” he said, “at so early a time, to obtain the result.”
As incidents of election violence surged, President Grant took action. He strengthened the military force in and around Washington.
Saturn activates the Mercury-Kronos midpoint, so authoritative communications were in short supply.
With the Venus/Chiron mipoint also getting triggered, harmony and cooperation were difficult to establish.
But most important of all, Saturn also activated the Uranus-Admetos midpoint at the 1876 election. That’s the same combination being triggered now, setting the stage for stress and tension, and possibly even some election violence.