Back in the 1920s the Brotherhood of Light developed a chart assessment procedure that when applied to many US national and local political contests successfully pick the winner.
The theory involves the assessment of five charts: The progressed charts of the two candidates and the Moon, Jupiter and Saturn cycles on the day of the election; and with each chart providing complicated data that has to be appraised and compared it was an involved, perplexing process.
In principle the theory looks fine but the devil is in the detail. Specifically the birth times of the candidates were always speculative or incorrect so their birth charts and the data they provided were unreliable.
In particular the degree and minute on the Midheaven and its progressed position were always wrong. Yet the wrong data was successfully used to pick the winner which indicates that feelings, intuitions and guesswork got involved.
This need not concern you. Forecasting the future involves objective analysis that’s easily prejudiced by subjective bias; and a forecast by a leading economist or pollster is just a best guess about what might happen.
So if you’re wondering if scientific astrology can predict the result of the US presidential election the ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer to your question is ‘no’.
It’s believed that a detailed assessment and comparison of each candidate’s progressed chart and an assessment of the Moon, Jupiter and Saturn cycles at the time of a political contest will reveal the winner. But the fly in the ointment involves the reliability of the data provided by each candidate’s chart and the potential for unconscious subjective bias to make a best guess forecast.
The progressed charts of both candidates
The chief focus of the Brotherhood of Light’s theory for gauging the winner in a political contest is the progressed charts of both candidates.
The Sun is the planet of power and politics and getting a job and gaining honor is a house 10 event so each candidate’s progressed chart is assessed with the focus on the astrological data provided by the Sun and house 10. The charts are compared in terms of their power, harmony or discord and the better chart is deemed the likely winner.
But birth times are never 100% reliable so the birth charts of the candidates are not quite accurate specifically in regard to the position of the Midheaven – a key marker.
So there’s serious difficulty when objectively comparing the pros and cons of each candidate’s chart when crucial data pertaining to the birth chart and progressed Midheaven is uncertain. There’s no way of knowing – for sure – if a significant progressed aspect involving the Midheaven is operative and this invites subjective bias to step in and make a best guess when gauging the likely winner.
The Jupiter and Saturn cycles
The Brotherhood of Light’s theory in regard to picking the winner in a political contest considers each candidate to have a support-base whose voting intentions rarely change and that progressed aspects in the Jupiter and Saturn cycles on the day of the election can sway the intentions of undecided voters.
(It’s estimated that on the day of the US presidential election 96% of voters have their vote locked in and 4% are undecided.)
It’s believed that Jupiter (business and rich-world) rules the Republican Party and Saturn (the workers) rules the Democrats and, theoretically, a fortunate ‘good’ aspect in the Jupiter cycle on election day favors a higher than expected vote for the Republican candidate and a favorable aspect in the Saturn cycle favors a higher than expected vote for the Democrat candidate.
It’s believed that an unfavorable aspect in the Jupiter cycle as election day approaches tends to harm the Republican Party vote; and an unfavorable aspect in the Saturn cycle tends to harm the Democrat vote.
This assessment doesn’t say that a harmonious aspect in the Jupiter cycle will result in a Republican victory or that a harmonious aspect in the Saturn cycle will result in a Democrat victory. It says that the aspects in the Jupiter and Saturn cycles influence voting trends – not the election outcome.
The expected vote is what the pollsters are saying about voter intention on election day, but when voter intention polls are unreliable it’s difficult to gauge if either party received a lower or higher number of votes than what they were expecting.
The Moon cycle
Each new Moon cycle provides data pertaining to a country’s mundane fortunes during its forecast period and the Brotherhood of Light’s theory in regard to gauging election outcomes considers the new Moon cycle preceding the election as having ‘considerable’ significance’ but its trend should be linked to the charts of the candidates.
The focus of the chart’s assessment is the power, harmony or discord scores of house 10 (the incumbent) and house 4 (the opposition party). They’re evaluated and compared to determine which party has the advantage on election day.
Theoretically the new Moon chart is expected to forecast the winner but what’s indicated must be considered in connection with the charts of each candidate.
New Moon cycle chart research
At first glance it seems that picking the winner of an election contest using the new Moon cycle chart would be a piece of cake but when the more power-more harmony theory was applied to 28 elections it didn’t provide convincing results.
It did work in 9 out of 28 elections: But in 10 elections the party with more power and more discord won; in 7 elections the party with less power and more harmony won; and in 2 elections the party with less power and more discord won. But in each instance the new Moon chart wasn’t ‘considered in connection with the charts of the candidates’.
Gauging the winner
Gauging the winner in a political contest by astrology involves the assessment of five birth charts.
To gauge the likely winner assess and compare the charts of each candidate to determine who has the better chart; and assess the new Moon cycle chart to assess if the incumbent or opposition party is favored to win.
The assessment of these three charts involves the measuring and comparing of specified data and complex contradictions and uncertainty can easily frustrate the assessment process making it difficult to confidently say: This candidate will win.
To gauge voter intention and each party’s potential to get a higher than expected vote assess the progressed aspects formed by progressed Jupiter in the Jupiter cycle and progressed Saturn in the Saturn cycle.
Last minute voter intention polls could reflect what’s going on in the Jupiter and Saturn cycles on election day, but polls are notoriously unreliable.
Theoretically these five charts provide all the data that’s needed to figure out who the winner will be; but in a two horse race one candidate will win and one will lose so it only takes a lucky guess to pick the winner and get it right.
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