In episode 278 astrologers Chris Brennan and Leisa Schaim look back at the astrology of the 2020 US presidential election, and reflect on what we learned as astrologers, now that the outcome is known.
In the first part of the episode we discuss the much-anticipated Mercury retrograde period, which stationed direct on election day, and coincided with delays in determining the outcome of the election.
Then we review some technical factors in the birth charts of the candidates that worked in showing the outcome, and discuss what we learned from some of the different methods that astrologers employed.
Later we discuss a few other topics such as the role of bias and the media sources an astrologer draws on to provide them with context, the need for weighting or ranking surveys of astrological predictions, and then also some reflections on the nature of astrological prediction.
This episode is available in both audio and video versions below.
Here are some timestamps for topics covered at different points in the episode:
00:02:50 Election day Mercury station
00:15:15 November 6 Mercury Saturn square
00:18:23 November 7 Moon in Leo
00:19:40 Mercury retrograde summary
00:20:20 Transition delay
00:21:50 Nov 18 Mercury clears shadow
00:22:22 Nov 12 Jupiter-Pluto conjunction
00:28:35 US Sibley chart
00:38:37 Chris’ political astrology background
00:47:22 Biden’s chart and Dec 14 eclipse
00:52:10 Nov 30 lunar eclipse
00:53:30 Trump’s chart
00:54:45 Pence’s chart
00:58:46 Harris’ Zodiacal releasing
01:08:30 Harris’ chart
01:14:12 Trump and 2016 election
01:15:23 Trump’s ZR periods
01:21:58 Biden’s profections
01:30:50 Trump’s transits and profections
01:43:40 Biden’s secondary progressions
01:51:44 Inauguration chart
01:54:40 Tiffany Trump’s chart
01:58:50 Melania Trump’s chart
02:01:38 Prediction techniques
02:23:06 Critical thinking in astrology
02:27:10 Horary in political astrology
02:29:24 First vote chart
02:30:20 Prediction misconceptions
02:40:11 Final remarks
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