This year’s presidential and general election has some interesting astrology configurations that inform it.

– The Moon will be Void of Course from about 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. EST on 8 Nov 2016. The Moon will have Essential Dignity by Triplicity from that time through the rest of Election Day.

– Neptune will be partile conjunct the Moon’s South Node all day. Neptune is also parallel the Moon, and the Moon applies to Neptune and the South Node.

– Mars is placed in the last degree of Capricorn and will not enter Aquarius until after around 12:53 a.m. EST on 9 November. This means Mars will go from the sign of its exaltation to a Peregrine state. Mars goes from a very comfortable state to become an aimless wanderer. It doesn’t want to be Mars anymore – it wants to be Saturn. And tends to fail miserably at it.

– Jupiter applies sextile to Saturn and square Pluto.

– There is a Mutual Reception by Domicile between Jupiter and Venus.

To me this suggests that the heaviest (predictably, even without using astrology) turnout on the east coast will be before 9 a.m. and after 4:45 p.m.

We likely will not have a firm result until around 1 a.m. EST, about an hour after the polls close on the west coast. The Moon (the people – and also women) will have spoken.

At that particular time, the transiting Moon will Trine the Venus, Jupiter, and the Sun in the Declaration of Independence chart.

The transiting Moon at that time will also partile conjoin the IC in the George Washington Inauguration chart (30 April 1789, about 12:45 p.m., New York, New York) and sextile Venus and the Sun.

To me, this augurs that a woman will be the President Elect of the United States Wednesday morning. However, the Neptune/South Node contact favors this somewhat and can show issues after Election Day which will need to be resolved.

Look for an analysis of the 20 January 2017 Inauguration chart – which has its own peculiar issues – in a future article.