It’s just been 24 days since the Donald Trump election as president of the United States.
We still haven’t completely assimilated its consequences.
The Trump election surprised the political pundits, to say the least.
We weren’t 100 percent certain about the outcome prior to election day on November 8th.
But we certainly weren’t as surprised by the Trump election as many of the television talking heads seemed to be.
After all, following the lead of top mundane astrologer Nick Campion, we had examined the transits to the natal horoscopes of the presidential candidates on inauguration day.
Trump Election Results Show At The Inauguration
Nick says that since the exact time of the new president taking office is specified by law, the inauguration chart, set for noon on January 20, 2017, is the best guide to an election’s outcome.
The transits to Hillary Clinton’s natal chart on that date aren’t particularly horrible. They aren’t particularly outstanding, either.
But Donald J. Trump’s transits are pretty spectacular.
In fact, they clearly define the expectation for a Trump election.
At the time of the Oath of Office, Venus will be in a 150-degree quincunx to Donald Trump’s natal Jupiter. That signals a particularly joyful time, although it may lack fulfillment at some level.
Venus will also be in opposition to Trump’s natal conjunction of the transneptunian factors Cupido and Apollon. This suggests a time of harmonious union with many people, with an emphasis on oratory and vocal skill.
Perhaps most importantly, however, transiting Jupiter will be trine Donald Trump’s natal Sun.
Alfred Witte describes the Sun/Jupiter combination as signifying “the cheerful man” or “fortunate rich man”.
That pretty much nails the outcome of the Trump election.
The Stock Market Reaction To The Trump Election
As the news of the Donald Trump election began to break in the early morning hours of November 9, stock market futures began to plunge. But that nose-dive didn’t last long.
By the time the markets officially opened at 9:30 Wednesday morning, stocks had bounced back.
They started a spectacular rally that went on for weeks.
In fact, it lasted until the next New Moon, a stressful event with an impact both in and out of the markets.
Again, this was a surprising development for many pundits, who had anticipated a market crash in the event of a Trump election.
But students of W. D. Gann weren’t surprised.
Gann’s Comments Applied To The Trump Election
In his 1923 book Truth of the Stock Tape, W. D. Gann specifically addressed the question of “After-Election Rallies” in the stock market.
“When any important election, either presidential or otherwise, take place,” Gann wrote, “and the market has pretty well discounted it, but the general public through the country figure that the event is favorable, they, of course, send in buying orders the next day after election, and stocks are strong until this demand is satisfied. It will always pay you to wait two or three days after election and see whether the market continues to move in the same direction after election as it did before.”
To add perspective current to his day, Gann mentioned the 1912 election of Woodrow Wilson. (As a side note, there’s an interesting comparison of the Trump election with that of Wilson by Bloomberg commentator Jonathan Bernstein.)
“Stocks were strong the first day after Wilson was elected the first time,” W. D. Gann noted, “but the decline started promptly after public buying orders had been filled. Always be careful of buying on top of after-election rallies. In the same way, if stocks open off and decline the first two or three days after election, be careful about selling them, as it may be only the public selling because they are scared and the insiders may support the market and start an advance.”
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.
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.
A look at the horoscope for the disputed election of 1876 is revealing.
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.
Astro-Trading & Financial Astrology Insights from Tim Bost