Sunday September 9, 2012 – noonish
Topic – 2012 Presidential Election
(The Art of Prediction)
First let’s look at the good news bad news. Some good news; both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions are (should be) over by the date of our meetup. Some bad news, with the conventions over, the campaign begins and the airwaves will be filled with campaign ads. Finishing on an up note, the election is only 8 weeks and 2 days away (that is from the date of the meetup) so this too shall pass.
Spencer and I have talked about this and because of the ongoing expense of the fees for the meetup site and costs of copies and such, we are going to add a container for “love donations” to help defray some of the costs. This is entirely voluntary. There is no fee or charge for attending this meetup; this is just to help defray some of the costs.
For the meetup, we have an almost grand water trine with Neptune 1 Pisces, Moon 1 Cancer and Saturn at 27 Libra, out of sign but within orb. We do have a cardinal T-square with Moon 1 Cancer opposing Pluto 7 Capricorn and both squaring Uranus 7 Aries. Modes and elements are fairly well balanced and the planets nicely spread throughout the chart for a nice “splash” or “splay” pattern. While this pattern can show interest in a wide variety of areas it may also be more difficult to focus and stay on point. Interestingly, this pattern will hold until after the election adding to any confusion or uncertainty as to the outcome. Also worth noting, the nodes have moved from Sagittarius / Gemini into Scorpio / Taurus. Remember, the nodes move around the zodiac in a retrograde direction. The north node is in Scorpio on the ascendant and south node is in Taurus on the descendant.
We have a tight Sun Mercury conjunction (September 10 is the superior conjunction of Mercury and Sun) bringing focus to communications, mental activities and thought processes. We have the three outer planets, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto all still retrograde. Pluto will be changing directions and going direct on September 18, at the same time as we have the second of our seven exact Uranus Pluto squares. Jupiter is already slowing down in preparation for going retrograde October 4 while Saturn is 4 weeks away (October 5) from bidding adieu to Libra for the next 27 years and saying Hell-O Scorpio!
For the talk-around we will be doing the usual “big 3,” Sun, Moon and ascendant signs. For the meetup, we will be looking at the upcoming presidential election and the process an astrologer goes through when working with issues of timing and prediction. To help everyone out, I have posted charts for Romney, Ryan and Biden. President Obama’s natal chart is already in the meetup files. I have also posted charts for the upcoming Presidential and Vice Presidential debates as well as for Inauguration Day and for the opening of the Polls in Washington, DC. To access these charts/files, go to the Santa Monica Astrology Meetup home page, then go to “More” and in the drop down, select “Files.”
We’ll be doing a panel again. Rachel Lang, Spencer and I will be talking about our approaches to “predictive” and timing work as well as our process of analyzing the upcoming election, what charts we have chosen to use and why. We will also be soliciting comments and “predictions” from the floor so be prepared.
After the meetup, about 3:30pm, I will be conducting a class going into more details on “predictive” and timing techniques. A fee of $10 is requested for this class.
This meetup will be at our usual location, Un Urban Café, 3301 Pico Blvd. Great little coffee shop with delicious food and excellent drink selections. Do support the Un Urban if you can by buying a drink and/or something to eat.
If you have any questions, would like to request a chart or just want to chat, e-mail me [masked] or ring me up,[masked]-4417.
We hope to see you all on September 9th for our next meetup.
Un Urban Café, 3301 Pico Blvd. 12 Noonish PM
Jim & Spencer