Monday, 24 April 2017

Astrology of the French election

Centrist Emmanuel Macron has gone through to the second round of the French election, where he will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen. Mr Macron, a former banker, is seen as a political newcomer - and ran without the backing of an established party. After topping Sunday's vote, he is now favourite to win the run-off on 7 May.

I have consistently maintained at this website that the outcome of an election can never be predicted. However, the stars do give us an idea of the issues involved in an election if we carefully examine eclipse or ingress charts active on the day of the election. As in a previous post on the Turkish referendum [1], the chart for the September 1, 2016 solar eclipse holds a clue.  This New Moon eclipse lies in the midst of the stars Thuban of Draco, Alioth of the Great Bear and the stars of the Sextant, and Suhail Velorum of Argo Navis and forms a T-square with Saturn-Neptune.

Writing about this eclipse in his blog post entitled New Directions [2], Nick Fiorenza states:

This area  dramatizes  the separation between those choosing to fight for a greater evolutionary vision and those wanting to maintain totalitarian control of the Earth.

Solar eclipses can bring about a new beginning or  way of life. The stars do not impose a choice. They simply highlight the issue at stake.

In general, a Saturn-Neptune cycle is about the structuring of, as well as constrictions about, society's ideologies and sociopolitical orders. When Saturn and Neptune conjoin and initiate a new synodic cycle, as occurred in 1989, two primary things occur. Neptune wants to dissolve Saturn's previous constructs and segregations into universality, and Saturn wants to solidify the visions and ideals inspired by Neptune into societal structure, ideals which had been gestating from the previous cycle, in essence wanting to birth a new sociopolitical order as the cycle begins. This energetic can also accentuate resistance from long-established sociopolitical structures to any new ideologies trying to emerge.

Neptune's more visionary and purer spiritual resonances are embodied only by more mature and older souls, self-aware individuals. For the masses however this generally is not the case, as many people experience Neptune's lesser expression, being impressionable, lost in following others, the glitter and glamour, and phenomenology of life. Thus, a Saturn-Neptune synthesis can still result in the formation of new religious or political dogmas, their rules and regulations, and their idealistic followings.

In the sociopolitical arena, Saturn-Neptune cycles are about the ebb and flow of more conservative, controlling and authoritarian ideals, although this specific cycle was also influenced by the Saturn-Uranus synthesis as well, adding a rebellious progressive element to create change in conservative currents and authoritarian political orders. [3]

That this choice is to be made on May 7 can be seen if we progress the eclipse chart to this date. Notice that the progressed angles trigger the eclipse T-square on this date.

Serbian astrologer Smiljana Gavrancic’s great analysis on the French Presidential election [4]. She considers Le Pen the likely winner. This would agree with the “New Directions”  September 1, 2016 solar eclipse that we mention in the blog here. Moreover, Gavrancic  mentions that the eclipse  is significant in Le Pen’s chart as it falls on her radix Jupiter.

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