Changing astrological perspectives

The astrological environment comprising the planets and zodiac signs is a fundamental reality. It influences what happens here on Earth so it’s easy to see why the old astrology was based on a theory of inevitability and fate.

If the planets foreordained an event it was fated to occur and this untested idea gave rise to the belief that what happened in a political contest was mapped in the contestant’s birth charts and inevitable.

The theory implies that political candidates have birth charts and the voters who elect them have birth charts and how the voters vote and who gets elected is all inevitable. It was a wrong theory and a wrong idea.

In 1936 the Brotherhood of Light proposed a theory for gauging the outcome of a political contest but the theory, which involves the assessment of each candidate’s birth chart, their progressed chart and specified mundane cycle charts to determine the likely winner, is difficult to test.

It’s based on the idea that these charts display fundamental astrological realities that destine an inevitable outcome. But in 1948, after observing and judging twelve presidential elections and many state and local elections, Elbert Benjamine proposed that the astrological realities mapped in these charts were not inevitable, but were subject to control by an astrology savvy electorate.

Old untested theories get discarded

In October 1948 Elbert Benjamine discarded the theory of inevitability and proposed that in a political contest voters were in charge of the show and that with enough astrological information they could make an informed decision and vote for the candidate who had the character and progressed aspects that most incline towards peace and prosperity.

He claimed that a candidate’s birth chart plus their conditioning by experience provides a complete character profile and their progressed chart provides an accurate forecast of their next four years. He wrote:

‘While the basic traits of character of a candidate can be ascertained from his chart of birth, such as whether he has courage, initiative, organizing ability, intelligence, integrity, ability to get along with others, ability to pick good subordinates and get their loyal support, etc; much also depends upon conditioning.

To handle a big executive job he should have had extensive experience as an administrator. No matter how intelligent an individual may be, to handle a complex machine, or a complex position requires training. And whether he will be unduly influenced by party friends or special privilege is easier to determine from his record.

Ability, integrity and inclination, however, are only half the qualifications for the head of an important enterprise. In addition, he should have what is commonly attributed to luck. This means that the president of the United States should not merely have progressed aspects that are favorable enough to get him elected, but that he should have harmonious progressed aspects during his term of office. The fortune of the nation usually closely coincides with the progressed aspects of its president.’

Even in an astrology savvy world voters would have political biases that color the way they objectively assess birth charts and the current and future progressions of political candidates; but in an astrology ignorant world voters are destined to elect a leader whose character and behavior is inclined to antagonize their intellectual and spiritual progress by causing events that result in loss, hardship, fear and despair.

Whatever…in a dangerous and uncertain world it’s vital that the person elected to lead and manage a country has the character and intelligence to steer a steady ship and deal with national crises and international emergencies as they arise. And if s/he doesn’t disaster and catastrophe are inevitable.


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