An Indian astrologer’s guide to US Presidential election
Hillary or Trump for the win? Let their birthcharts tell you
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The world is seeing one of the worst campaigns for the US Presidential elections. The general opinion is not divided on the fact that the choice is between bad and the worst.
Let us compare the pros and cons of the two great individuals because one of them is going to shape the future of the US for, at least, the next four years. The birth and horoscope details are as under:
Donald J Trump was born on June 14, 1946 at 10.54am at Jamaica, New York. At the time of his birth, Leo lagna was rising on the eastern horizon and the planetary configuration was as such: Mars – Leo, Jupiter, Neptune – Virgo, Moon, Ketu – Scorpio, Sun, Rahu, Uranus – Taurus, Mercury – Gemini and Venus, Saturn, Pluto in Cancer.
Donald Trump was born when the Leo ascendant was rising on the eastern horizon and yogakaraka (significant) Mars was beautifully placed in the lagna. Mars is the most beneficial and forceful planet for the Leo lagna. The placement of Mars in the lagna has given a special attitude to Trump — reflected in all his activities: personal, professional, political and social. He has his own style of approaching a situation, which is unique and separates him from the others.
The lord of lagna — Sun — is beautifully placed in the 10th house, of karma or profession, where it provides tremendous strength and mind power. This has invariably helped him reach the pinnacle of his life whether in business or politics.
Unfortunately, this Sun is at the cusp because of its advanced degrees and afflicted by malefic Rahu. Whenever the lord of lagna is afflicted, the person’s achievements in life cannot be unblemished. He is not only shrewd, but also a cunning businessman who can use any tactic to stay ahead of others.
The world has seen that he has become the choice of the Republicans and is fighting the US election against the mighty Hillary Clinton.
The 12th house is occupied by Saturn and Venus. It is not a very good placement for Saturn to occupy, but Saturn too is also involved in a "Vipreet rajayoga" and join bosom friend Venus. He has worked hard to become a successful businessman and his flamboyant personality and lavish style of living is also appreciated by many. Jupiter’s placement in the second house has provided him great success to acquire wealth and Mercury’s placement in the 11th house has given him huge dividends. A debilitated Moon has occupied the fourth house and the Moon is also afflicted with Ketu. In other words, both the luminaries have added to the confusion about his personality.
When the Moon is afflicted, a person thinks too much of himself and is caught in dichotomy. An afflicted Moon tends to create misconception about many things and an afflicted Sun colours the perception of a person to a great extent.
In this election campaign, a lot of his friends and well-wishers have got disillusioned by his strange behaviour pattern — reflected on many occasions especially in heated debates with Hillary Clinton.
Trump’s lewd remarks about women have shocked millions across the world. Some political pundits are not sure of his sanity because he can easily tilt his views for or against terrorism, communities et al. He has bragged about his many sexual encounters and his escapades are well known by now.
Hillary Clinton was born on October 26, 1947 at 8pm in Chicago, Illinois. At the time of her birth, Gemini lagna was rising on the eastern horizon and planetary configuration was as such: Uranus – Leo, Mars, Saturn, Pluto – Cancer, Neptune – Virgo, Sun, Mercury, Venus – Libra, Jupiter, Ketu – Scorpio, Moon – Pisces and Rahu in Virgo.
Let us understand certain nuances of Hillary’s chart or her behaviour pattern. Hillary Clinton was born when Gemini lagna was rising on the eastern horizon. The lord of lagna — Mercury — is well placed in the fifth house along with Venus and Sun. The fifth house denotes many things. To begin with, it deals with an intelligent and curious mind. Classical Vedic astrology finds the good deeds of the person done in previous births.
The placement of three planets together in the fifth house also forms a powerful raja yoga, which indicates that the person has surely done good deeds in her previous births or earned punya — and in this birth she will enjoy the fruits of her previous deeds. If we look back, Hillary Clinton comes from a good background and her husband Bill Clinton was one of the most popular presidents of America in the last century. Despite her humble background, she worked hard in the early '80s and created a place for herself in politics in her own right.
Mercury is retrograde too. Whenever the lord of lagna is retrograde, it creates a lot of confusion in the native’s life due to her own doings or those of close relatives. The Clinton Foundation funds, her email account, while being in the position of US secretary, still keep haunting her image. Her flamboyant husband and ex-president’s sex scandal was enough to give tremendous anxiety to the woman and the controversy has unnecessarily been dragged into this election too.
The placement of the debilitated Mars and Saturn in the second house also creates problems regarding the family (read husband) and money-related scandals. In this election campaign, she faced a lot of difficulties in explaining her position on these issues. Jupiter and Ketu are placed in the sixth house — also not healthy. Jupiter being the lord of the seventh house — which deals with her husband — has been a source of joy and sorrow equally. In Vedic astrology, the aspect of Jupiter is always considered beneficial.
Her Moon is placed in the tenth house and Rahu has occupied the twelfth house. Luckily for her, Jupiter aspects Moon, Rahu, Mars and Saturn. But Moon is involved in Kemdrum (bad) yoga, which means that the native can get influenced by wrong advice or people from time to time.
In Donald Trump’s chart, Rahu–Mars are in operation till November 14, 2016. With this 18 years mahadasa of Rahu will come to an end. As stated earlier, Trump’s chart is very good and that is why he has become such a successful and rich businessman. However, the lagna lord Sun who earn a person the top position are badly afflicted by Rahu — operating at the moment.
If we look at the entire campaign of Trump, then he has degraded and disgraced himself constantly. People are saying that if the reins of the most popular democratic country were in his hands, the world’s democracy could be in real danger. His remarks on certain communities, countries, women and institutions of democracy can leave anybody perplexed. When the lord of lagna is badly influenced by Dragon’s head (Rahu), a person falls before touching the pinnacle; in astrology, it is known as a great fall.
In Hillary Clinton’s chart, Moon – Jupiter – Moon are operating till November 21, 2016. Moon is in the house of profession, its aspect reflected by the benevolent Jupiter — promising a landslide victory against her rival.
The future of America under Hillary Clinton:
In Hillary’s chart, the Moon’s mahadasa is in operation. This will continue till 2022, which means that she will complete her first term as President of the United States during this dasa. The moon is involved in Kemdrum (negative) yoga. This yoga is formed when there is no planet either side of the Moon and Moon is in isolation. Moon represents the mind in astrology. Primarily, the Moon is responsible for an agile and prompt mind.
It has occupied Jupiter’s sign Pisces, which falls in the tenth house indicating power and position. This Moon is aspected by Jupiter and forming a 90-degree with debilitated Mars and Saturn. A beneficial aspect, as planet Jupiter is considered very auspicious. The astro-angle of fifth to ninth house or 90 degrees with debilitated Mars and Saturn is not that good.
Although, this Moon is strong enough to give her a rather easy victory over Trump, her presidency won’t be that easy. The Moon is the lord of the second house — occupied by debilitated Mars and Saturn. The second house represents speech as such. The total configuration indicates that Hillary Clinton may make certain statements or take actions, which may not be considered politically correct.
Such a situation could arise when she is wrongly influenced by her advisors. Her utterances on certain domestic as well as international issues could be a cause of concern during the middle term of her presidency. She should also keep herself away from her family's influence. America’s international policies will undergo a sea change during the tenure of Hillary Clinton.