A Closer Look at Election Night Astrology

Posted by Eric Francis

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This week Eric examines the third and final presidential debate, including Trump’s troubling hints about not accepting the result of the election. Eric then goes on to consider one possible chart for election day itself. The conclusion? Let’s just say that the road is unlikely to be entirely smooth.

Screen shot of NYTimes.com edition for Oct. 20, 2016.

Dear Friend and Reader:

Last night, Donald Trump said something that has become the lead story out of the third presidential debate: he might not accept the election results if he loses. All week long he’s been bleating about rigged elections — as if there’s some conspiracy between black people, The New York Times, Hillary Clinton, 50 state Boards of Election and the Electoral College.

Trump is right — voting is rigged, but in the direction opposite of what he’s saying. It’s stacked against minorities, who are blocked in many places by requirements for identification, distance to the polling location and the now-gutted Voter Rights Act.

And to think — this was before Twitter. Photo: Creative Commons.

It was most famously rigged during the 2000 election, when Al Gore won and George W. Bush took office. I’ll come back to that in a moment.

In case you missed last night’s impressive face-off between Trump and Chris Wallace of Fox News, here’s the now-famous exchange.

TRUMP: If you look — excuse me, Chris — if you look at your voter rolls, you will see millions of people that are registered to vote — millions, this isn’t coming from me — this is coming from Pew Report and other places — millions of people that are registered to vote that shouldn’t be registered to vote.

So let me just give you one other thing. So I talk about the corrupt media. I talk about the millions of people — tell you one other thing. She shouldn’t be allowed to run. It’s crooked — she’s — she’s guilty of a very, very serious crime. She should not be allowed to run.

And just in that respect, I say it’s rigged, because she should never…

WALLACE: But…

TRUMP: Chris, she should never have been allowed to run for the presidency based on what she did with e-mails and so many other things.

WALLACE: But, sir, there is a tradition in this country — in fact, one of the prides of this country — is the peaceful transition of power and that no matter how hard-fought a campaign is, that at the end of the campaign that the loser concedes to the winner. Not saying that you’re necessarily going to be the loser or the winner, but that the loser concedes to the winner and that the country comes together in part for the good of the country. Are you saying you’re not prepared now to commit to that principle?

TRUMP: What I’m saying is that I will tell you at the time. I’ll keep you in suspense. OK?

Yes, just like a reality TV host would. Leave them hanging. That’s the whole problem with the Trump campaign: he thinks it’s a television hallucination.

Clinton pointed out that every time Trump loses something, he cries foul — such as the Emmy awards or the Iowa caucus. And if there’s something wrong with him, that same something is always more wrong with someone else. Trump is the Great American Shadow rising before us.
Anyway, he’s basically implied that he’s not going to accept the election results when he loses, which at this stage seems inevitable. If so, that would cause a significant problem; generally the election is over when the loser concedes.

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Jim Shawvan with SweetiePie Peaches Fluffball. He stunned the astrological world with an accurate prediction about the 2000 election.

After tracking this discussion, I am now certain that the reason Al Gore gave up with only a minimal fight was because he knew that the continuity of government was more important than him becoming president. Trump, however, has no investment in the Republic.

He is now a cornered, wounded animal: the most dangerous kind. This election seems to be a done deal, barring any catastrophes. Trump is having his worst secrets exposed to the world, and he’s being humiliated — very difficult for someone with no humility. He can therefore do anything; we haven’t seen the worst of him yet.

Mercury and the 2000 Election

There was some extraordinary astrology the night of the 2000 election: Mercury stationed direct (that is, the retrograde ended) as the polls were closing. The place where Mercury stationed was 29 Libra 56 — right in the last arc minutes of the very last degree of Libra.

This is why you want to wait until Mercury is direct to start new things. The changing direction indicates a reversal of some kind. You want to get that variable out of the way if you can; nearly all cautions about Mercury retrograde come back to this one idea.

Most of the retrograde during the last three weeks of the 2000 campaign was in Scorpio. Then, just before the polls closed, Mercury dipped back into Libra, the sign of the scales, where things hang in the balance. Here’s how that works in mundane astrology.

Jim Shawvan, one of the wise old birds in our profession, made the following proposal, written Oct. 29, 2000, and published about a week before the election on StarIQ.com:

I will hazard the following guesses:

1. The election may be so close in some states that it may be several days before the actual electoral college votes can be tallied with accuracy. This could involve the counting of absentee ballots, and possible charges of fraud or irregularities in some places.

2. As of election night, it may look very much like a Bush victory, but uncertainty may develop as the count goes on.

3. As of a week or so after the election, when most of the Virgo detail stuff has been sorted out, Gore may have the edge in electoral votes — but it may not be certain even then.

We all agree Shawvan is a pretty good astrologer, but that was stunning. It was like he was reading the pages of USA Today weeks in advance. This one forecast woke me up to the power of mundane astrology.

With Trump essentially promising to be a sore loser (can you imagine — Donald Trump losing to…a woman!?) the question is, do we see any such disaster unfolding on election night 2016? Generally, the election is over when the loser concedes. That’s an important formality, and it’s why so many people are so stunned at Trump’s refusal to admit he would accept the election results. Mike Pence said he would. Hillary Clinton said she would. Al Gore did. Even old Dick Nixon conceded to John F. Kennedy in a ridiculously close election.

Potential Problems in the 2016 Election Chart

It’s difficult to chart the election. Early voting starts months in advance. The polls all close at different times and in different time zones across our great nation. To do this analysis, I’ve used the Dixville Notch, NH, chart for the first reported results [see recent issue for full discussion]; and I’ve checked the charts for the polls closing in California and Hawaii (where the polls close last).

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You can see Mercury, in green, at the bottom of the chart. Mars is in red toward the middle-right side, with the number 29 next to it. Venus is in blue, on the lower right, next to Pholus, in bright green.

Of these charts, Dixville Notch is the most telling; it’s also the most concrete chart: the very first locale to report final results. To me there are three troubling elements about this chart, though I don’t get imagery lending itself to anything like Mercury changing directions in the last arc minutes of Libra.

First, the chart has Virgo rising. That says: look at Mercury as the main significator in this chart, and when we do, we find Mercury right on the 4th house cusp — as low as it can be, and in Scorpio. This suggests a low point. It also suggests secrecy, and a kind of vindictiveness of the “hell hath no fury” type. As the general significator for the question,  it’s not a positive sign.

Mercury is in a pretty close aspect to the Uranus-Eris conjunction — a quincunx. We have seen the kinds of chaos that can come with quincunxes to Uranus-Eris. The Aquarius Moon is about to square that Mercury. This looks like the public interest clashing with whatever this dark item is.

I consider the 4th house to be that of shadow government. This manifests beautifully in the chart for the Sept. 11 incident. There are two governments in operation: the one we hear about all the time (10th house and its ruler) and the other one, the shadow government, funded by something called the Black Budget (4th house and its ruler).

What Mercury here suggests is that we’re really seeing the selection of the shadow president, or that’s where the influence is coming from.

Second, Mars is in the last degree of Capricorn. Anything in the last degree of a sign can be a sticking point. It’s like a loose cannon, something with unpredictable consequences.

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Diebold voting machine, produced by a company run by Bush-associated Walden “Wally” O’Dell. These machines were at the center of 2004 election irregularities in Ohio (home of Diebold) and they are still a problem today. The company was later indicted for crimes not directly related to its voting machines.

Anyone who studies the Sabian symbols recognizes this degree: A secret meeting of men responsible for executive decisions in world affairs.

I’m not one of those astrologers who is hypnotized by the Sabian symbols, but sometimes they really jump out. This is one of those cases. It’s describing the election being a kind of back-room deal.

No, this is not going to be stolen by inner-city people as Trump is implying.

It looks more like the wealthy cabal of elites who operate behind the scenes of corporations and governments. These people actually exist. It’s not some fantasy. This chart gives us a glimpse into the cabal-like quality of American elections. What is interesting is how many people are suggesting that this whole thing was decided in advance, and that Trump was set up as a stooge to lose to Clinton. The leaked emails from her campaign seem to confirm this.

Mercury is in Scorpio, so Mars (the traditional ruler of Scorpio) is what’s called the dispositor of Mercury. Whatever Mercury represents is tied into Mars having its secret meeting.

Mars, the planet of war, is the planet in that degree. My take is that whoever decides this election is doing so on the basis of the military interests involved. The topic of war was one of two major issues that were not seriously discussed during any of the debates (the other being global warming), and which is being lost in the tide of lurid news about groping and sexual assault.

Third, Venus is conjunct Pholus. In this chart Taurus is on the 10th house of the presidency. So Venus represents the big prize; and that big prize is conjunct the centaur of things going out of control (small cause, big effect; pressurized release; unexpected consequences). This resonates with Mars in the last degree of Capricorn, which also has an out-of-control feeling.

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I want to edit the student newspaper!

Last, Neptune is all over these charts. Neptune is mystical, magical and given to psychic chaos and confusion.

When the election begins, the Moon is in Aquarius, nice and tidy conjunct Pallas, the goddess of law and politics. That looks pretty good, like it belongs there.

When the election ends a day later, the Moon is in Pisces, conjunct Neptune. Whatever may be happening, it becomes clear that everything seems like a scam. There’s an odor of deceit in the air.

It’s just not the scam that Trump is talking about — and that’s only going to confuse matters. With so many accusations of lying going around, the often hapless public may have a hard time figuring out who is telling the truth and who is lying.

The Day After: Mars Enters Aquarius

After the election is over, Mars enters Aquarius, and that to me looks like public outrage. Aquarius is the most likely sign representing the internet, and it’s going to be an interesting few days in the digital environment as the fog burns off.

The public has a lot to be angry about. Elections are indeed set up by relatively few people, and the public is shielded from any reasonable access to information — such as having smaller-party candidates on the debate stage. In any sane system, we could have both Sanders and Clinton on the ballot; Sanders certainly had enough support to warrant giving the whole population a choice.

Many viewpoints are excluded to the point of being marginalized, and the secret cabal of the two-party system is preserved. It’s time for a student uprising on the Electoral College campus, and we just might get one.

w/love
eric

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Confrontation and Harmony in Bizarro-Land

By Amanda Painter

Today, Thursday, Mercury in Libra opposes Uranus and Eris in Aries. This is the planet of mind and communication in the sign of relationships and preferred harmony facing across the zodiac to the planets of surprise, technology, chaos and subterfuge in the sign of self and identity.

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Sun-glare and sumac; photo by Amanda Painter.

There’s a lot of energy in this setup, especially mental energy. It looks like it wants to express itself on the level of ego, and in interpersonal relationships.

In a very basic way, this could mean you’re feeling irritable, impatient or adventuresome. Erratic behavior and communication is something to watch for — and to flow with.

Think of it this way: anytime the unexpected happens, you have a choice: get angry and complain; or try to pretend it didn’t happen and keep doing what you were doing before; or get creative and work with it. Usually that third option takes the least amount of energy and leads to the best (if unanticipated) outcomes. Yet we human beings choose that route first less often than we could.

Some people seem to be better wired to go with the flow, and get curious or strategic when thrown off-guard; for others, it takes a lot of effort to get out of their own way. Whichever description fits you, consider that astrologer Robert Hand suggests that despite the challenges of Mercury opposite Uranus, you can use the energy productively if you can seek out new experiences and new people that challenge your thinking.

In other words, if you can own and initiate that process, it feels less like you’re being ambushed and more like you’re on a grand adventure with eventual rewards. You’ll need to develop flexibility in your thinking if you tend toward rigidity, but really that just means being more conscious of when you go into default mode and then questioning your thoughts.

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According to their website, Pilobolus is known for their “diverse collaborations that break the barriers between creative disciplines. The company is committed to constantly making things, always creating collaboratively, and continually exploring new ways of using the human body as a graphic and expressive medium.” Look for their videos on their website and on YouTube. Photo by Pilobolus.

What Action Do You See? What Action Will You Take?

By Amanda Painter

Did you see “LOVE” instead of “VOTE” when you first looked at that photo? I did, and so did many others viewing the image on the Pilobolus Facebook page.

Are we all conditioned to see LOVE in block capitals thanks to Robert Indiana’s iconic pop art (made into a postage stamp) and its many imitators? Does something about the nearly nude dancers’ bodies evoke passion and affection, thereby altering perception? Possibly it’s that the “O” looks rather like a heart?

Or maybe we’re all so tired of election insanity that we really, really, really need to see, feel and share more love in the world in general.

The photo is part of a series of images and actions the Pilobolus dance company has come up with and shared to inspire civic engagement in the current election (you can see more on its Facebook page). According to the Pilobolus website, this awe-inspiring group was founded in 1971 and continues to put “its intense creative energy into action in the communities where it performs, teaching groups of people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities new ways of thinking independently, forming genuine human connection, working collaboratively, and finding beauty in unexpected places.”

Sounds like LOVE to me, regardless how they spell it.

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Forget Astrology — Bob Dylan Won the Nobel Prize for Literature

Dear Friend and Reader:

OK, I don’t forget the astrology, but much of this week’s program is devoted to Bob Dylan, who has won the dubious distinction of the Nobel Prize for Literature. That’s in this week’s edition of Planet Waves FM [play episode here].

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I say dubious because the Nobel family made its wealth in weapons and explosives, and it was only at the end of Alfred Nobel’s life that he tried to redeem himself and will his considerable fortune to a trust that would give out prizes for great achievements. And this year, the committee awarded Bob Dylan the prize for literature.

Hey, we all knew the guy could write. And he influenced every lyricist who ever heard one of his songs, and taught a bunch of other people what you can do when you focus your words and your ideas onto the page.

The name Planet Waves is a Dylan turn of phrase, so it’s fair to say that the name of our organization was written by a Nobel laureate. If you’re curious about his chart when I go over it, you may see it here.

In this edition, I focus the astrology on the conjunction of Mars and Pluto that takes place Wednesday, the day of the third presidential debate. I cover the movement of Pluto through Capricorn, the potential influence of Mars, and also look ahead at both Mars and Pluto aspecting the Uranus-Eris conjunction.

We also take a visit to Standing Rock, with some help from Amy Goodman and Democracy Now. Amy was charged first with criminal trespassing (a stretch, given that the ‘criminal’ part means you intended to commit some other crime while trespassing), but that was dropped and the prosecutor decided that her TV coverage was more along the lines of rioting. The judge threw that out. We have that report, and also a check-in at the scene of the Standing Rock protest in North Dakota.

With love,

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Astrology and the Inner Search for Meaning
I Have a Story To Tell You: The Book of Your Life

Dear Friend and Reader:

With the world in its state of seeming madness, you may be feeling stressed to the point of being pulled apart. So much in the world seems scattered, fragmented and like it makes no sense at all. Everything is changing so fast, it’s actually impossible to keep up. There seems to be little rest for the weary.

The events of the current world would make the head of even the most balanced, even-keeled person spin.

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Your astrologer, Eric Francis Coppolino.

Astrology has one special quality revealing its profound benefit for spiritual growth and inner development.

Its seemingly wild complexity transforms into an elegance that can weave together the many threads of life into a cohesive narrative. It’s the perfect tool for seeing the order in the chaos.

Properly used, astrology can reveal the connections between seemingly unrelated events.

It can weave together personal assets that seem to have no connection into a personal gift: a talent, a way to heal your relationships, an idea and action plan to make an important change in your life. Astrology reveals the “cosmic order” yet in the most distinctly personal way.

You might say that astrology is the book of your life. It tells the story of your purpose, your days and your years, if only you’ll look and see.

In your 2017 annual reading, I will both read from this book and tell the story of the year ahead, weaving it into the past and the future. Astrology has a beautiful way of showing us how things make sense; that there’s rhyme and reason to the choices we make and the events we experience.

This will be a written reading only. It will be easily printable, so you can take it into the tub or sit in your favorite chair, away from the computer.

I am focusing on narrative, both of the worldly realm and the astrological symbols. At times, the planetary patterns are softly whispering many sublime truths, and then blazing out obvious things we need to pay attention to.

The same astrology that is behind the madness and fragmentation is also offering ideas for how to restore our sanity and peace of mind. The same astrology that is scattering the sense of what a person is, is also taking us to a deeper level, one where we can recall our wholeness of character and integrity of spirit.

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That’s why you’ll want to get your pincers round your 2016-17 Scorpio Birthday Reading now, while it’s still at the lowest pre-order price, and secure Eric’s gift to you — for the approaching solar year and beyond. Mars and Pluto, your sign’s two rulers, are currently in a high-power conjunction in Capricorn. Can you feel it? Ready for some assistance in handling all that energy?

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Your Monthly Horoscopes — and our Publishing Schedule Notes

We published your extended monthly horoscope for October on Thursday, Sept. 22. Your extended monthly horoscope for September was published on Thursday, Aug. 25. We published the Moonshine horoscope  for the Libra New Moon, by Len Wallick, on Thursday, Sept. 29. Your Moonshine horoscope for the Aries Full Moon was published Thursday, Oct. 13.
Please note: we normally publish the extended monthly horoscope on the first Friday after the Sun has entered a new sign.

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Weekly Horoscope for Oct. 20, 2016, #1122 | By Amy Elliott
Aries

Aries (March 20-April 19) — If in the past week or so you’ve experienced anything from minor turbulence to a full-on tempest, you’ll be relieved to feel the weather clearing up. You might also be glad to find there was a purpose to the boat-rocking. This involves letting go of an old habit. Something has been holding you back from living life to the fullest. Now you are beginning to see how to distance yourself from it, and the potential healing in that process. If you still need a key to the riddle, fun, artistic endeavors or sheer relaxation may provide it. – by Amy Elliott. For your Eric Francis horoscope this week, please see this link.

Taurus

Taurus (April 19-May 20) — This time of year usually involves a focus on your relationships in some way. This year, however, it seems there’s an intensifying quality to the spotlight. This could manifest as a soulful deepening of commitments, or possibly a search for fresh meaning and connection. Remember that you have the ultimate power to give meaning and impetus to your life. The great gift of your lasting devotion is best applied to whatever is truest to your principles. Therefore, do not allow anyone to hurry you into any commitment before you are ready. – by Amy Elliott. For your Eric Francis horoscope this week, please see this link.

Gemini

Gemini (May 20-June 21) — Everyone is a work in progress to some extent, and it appears progress is what you’re currently making. If life is a detective novel, you’ve either just found an important clue or are about to come across one. Your present mission may involve digging deeper than you usually like to go. Yet, there is every indication that it’s worthwhile, to say the least. If you feel inclined to back away rather than face possible discomfort, here are two thoughts that might help: firstly, talk to someone you love and trust; secondly, think of this as a puzzle, and you’ll get on splendidly. – by Amy Elliott. For your Eric Francis horoscope this week, please see this link.

Cancer

Cancer (June 21-July 22) — If you need a little breathing space, go ahead and take it. I’d recommend spending at least some time this week consciously doing things that help you relax. In particular, whatever sustains or improves your wellbeing would make excellent priorities. Your sign has a rather beautiful reputation of caring for others; just now, you will almost certainly maximize your effectiveness in that regard by taking care of yourself first. When you are in the place you need to be, your calmness ripples out to soothe others without effort or exertion. – by Amy Elliott. For your Eric Francis horoscope this week, please see this link.

Leo

Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — You’ve always been, to some extent, a beacon to guide those around you; and just now you are blazing perhaps brighter than ever before. If there’s anything you feel you really could do with more of in your life, it may well start coming to you. Check in with your heart: does opening or relaxing into that space begin to let in what you desire? If any challenges arise, check that you have given out the clearest message possible to anyone involved. Finally, as far as you can, be the example you would most wish to set if you knew people would watch, listen and follow. – by Amy Elliott. For your Eric Francis horoscope this week, please see this link.

Virgo

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) — At last you have the opportunity to make those deep-seated changes you’ve been planning. There is a force stirring in some hidden part of your psyche that is longing to emerge, if only you will allow it to. If you’re worried there may be unforeseen difficulties, remember that you are actually a lot stronger than you think. Those who love you best understand this well: mutable sign you may be, but when it comes to what truly matters, you might as well be made of titanium. Take heart. – by Amy Elliott. For your Eric Francis horoscope this week, please see this link.

“Eric, as always, your reading is spot on and validates what I am experiencing in life at this time.” — Ginger Aarons on the 2016-17 Libra Birthday audio segments. Get instant access to your Libra Reading here, and we’ll let you know as soon as the video tarot portion is ready to go with the available audio.

Libra

Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) — You have permission from the cosmos to believe in yourself. In fact, you might even choose to foster such belief actively. If needs be, you could (for example) find a convenient mirror and compliment yourself to your face. Alternatively, you may have some idea of how to make life better for people in your community — whether by charitable work, activism or in other ways. If that’s something you would be happy doing, then by all means forge ahead. Your community loves you, and they are only waiting for an opportunity to show it. – by Amy Elliott. For your Eric Francis horoscope this week, please see this link.

Scorpio

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — The Sun is about to enter your sign, beginning the season in which (so they say) the veil between the worlds is thinnest. Born into this moment, you are likely to understand this concept intuitively, and you know of its rich potential for growth. That is true whichever hemisphere you happen to live in; and this year, your strong instincts or your subconscious could provide much of the fuel you need to boost your most significant ambitions. I suggest you pay attention to your inner voice, and also record your dreams. – by Amy Elliott. For your Eric Francis horoscope this week, please see this link.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) — Some of your core philosophy appears to be undergoing a change. It’s possible that recent new experiences, perhaps involving getting to know someone better, have widened your perspective considerably. You can now begin to reap the benefits of this alteration, starting with giving your new ideas a good airing. As long as you are not judgmental or severe in your communications, you’re likely to find more sympathy and goodwill than you might have expected. This is a moment you’ve been preparing for; now it seems you’re ready. – by Amy Elliott. For your Eric Francis horoscope this week, please see this link.

Capricorn

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — The world is not your burden to carry, although I am sure you feel that way sometimes. You need to take it easy. Make sure you’re getting enough rest, and that your living space is as comfortable as it can be. This might also be a good time to cultivate your inner life as well as your dealings with what is outside: your imagination is richer than many suspect, as you may have discovered lately. When you’ve had sufficient time and space to refresh yourself, you will be better equipped to proceed with being an asset to the entire planet. – by Amy Elliott. For your Eric Francis horoscope this week, please see this link.

Aquarius

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — If your Saturnian side has come uppermost of late, you might feel in need of some fun. I’m sure you know not to take any careless risks. That caveat in place, I suggest you indulge. Gather your posse and sally forth into the streets (or possibly the shopping mall, the funfair or the nearest quirky bar). Let your inner child loose; bring them into consultation if needs be. This should make it a good deal easier for you to be the person you’re required to be in the more serious areas of life. After all, everyone needs a bit of playtime. – by Amy Elliott. For your Eric Francis horoscope this week, please see this link.

Pisces

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Don’t get too distracted or lose sight of the inspiration you’ve had. I realize that in today’s environment this is easier said than done. However, it would probably be useful just now to ensure that you follow through with commitments as well as you can. There will be plenty of time to explore all the fascinating side paths you’re presently noticing, as long as you take steps not to get lost in them. Your long-term plan is much too important for you to get waylaid. I suggest you keep your notes in order and muster your powers of concentration. – by Amy Elliott. For your Eric Francis horoscope this week, please see this link.

7 thoughts on “A Closer Look at Election Night Astrology

  1. Amy Elliott

    If I’m reading the situation correctly, Trump’s claims of a “rigged” election are basically incitement, just as the “Second Amendment people” comments were. It would seem he fully intends his fans to go to the polls and intimidate people out of voting. He’s stopping just short enough of saying the words so that he can distance himself, assuming his fans get the hint.

  2. LizzyLizzy

    Lovely Cancer horoscope, dear Amy – love this: “When you are in the place you need to be, your calmness ripples out to soothe others without effort or exertion.” Thank you. xx

    1. Amy Elliott

      Thanks very much, Lizzy. I have to give credit to Amanda for that particular sentence – she edited my original and drew out my intended meaning far better than I was able to. In any case, glad to be of service. I hope all is well with you. xx

  3. Amanda PainterAmanda Painter

    Just came across this segment of the Maddow show, where she re-plays Justice David Souter describing his concern that as America falls to a place of civic ignorance (for ex, about how government works, specifically who can fix which problems and how), we run the risk of democracy being overthrown. He makes the comparison to Augustus becoming emperor: not through military coup or outside attack, but through the people being angry, afraid and ripe for someone to swoop in claiming to be able to fix what others are not fixing:

    https://www.facebook.com/therachelmaddowshow/videos/10154017965529067/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

    As one of my friends said, “Can we please bring back Schoolhouse Rock?”

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