Elections By Ron Bippus, Canada. Canadian Federal Election

Libra Ingress – 22 Sep 2008, 11:44 AM, Ottawa, Canada

Poll Opening– 14 Oct 2008, 9:30 AM – St. John’s, Newfoundland

Ron Bippus is a professional Astrologer with 35 years experience. Ron has re-typed all of William Lilly’s “Christian Astrology” and it is now available in modern English. This is the most informative book ever written on the art of horary astrology. As well, Ron has turned Lilly’s horary astrology information into a modern horary textbook entitled appropriately enough the “Horary Handbook”. He lives and practices in Toronto, Canada.

In order to predict the outcome of an election, mundane or classical astrology looks at the Solar Ingress chart prior to an election and at the poll opening chart on the day of an election. These two charts generally agree, but in close elections they can be different. The Ingress Chart is always set for the capital of the country in question, in this case Ottawa. The poll opening chart on the other hand is set for the eastern-most city in the eastern-most province in the country, or for the city in which the polls first open on Election Day. The reason is that all the polls open at the same time of day; therefore they open first in the eastern part of the country. In Canada, the eastern-most city is St. John’s, Newfoundland. In small countries with only one time zone, this is not a consideration and the poll opening chart is set for the capital. However, in Canada with its six time zones, the location of the poll opening chart is crucial. The 10th house or MC rules the incumbent party and its leader, and the 4th or IC rules the opposition party and its leader. The 1st and its ruler and always the coruler Moon rule the general public.

The chart for the Libra Ingress in Ottawa has Scorpio rising, Virgo on the 10th house cusp. Mercury ruler 10th of incumbent Prime Minister Stephen Harper (Conservative) is peregrine in Libra in the 11th of supporters. Mars ruler 1st of the public is in separating conjunction to Mercury and Venus. Support

for the current government is eroding and fading. Mercury is in applying sextile to Pluto, co-ruler 1st, in the 2nd house of money. Harper’s focus is on supporting the banks, large corporations and financial institutions and receiving their support in turn. However, Venus will aspect Pluto before Mercury can do so. This is a prohibition and so the sextile will do Harper no good. Harper starts out well enough, but the Moon will eventually square Mercury before changing signs. Public opinion will turn against Harper because he treats the public (Moon) with contempt.

Mercury and Venus chart

Jupiter ruler 4th of the opposition leader Stephane Dion (Liberal) is in its fall in Capricorn in the 2nd house of money. His financial ideas will not be well received. Neither Mars nor Pluto ruling the public apply to Jupiter, so Dion will lose. Moon of public opinion is in tight applying opposition to Jupiter and wide square to Mercury. The public is opposed to Dion, but later in the campaign that opposition will lessen.

The Moon makes no aspect to Neptune, co-ruler 4th of the leader of the other opposition party, Jack Layton of the NDP. He will do well enough and gain some seats from the Liberals. Mars of the public 1st is in separating trine to Neptune and Neptune is in separating sextile from Pluto co-ruler 1st. He is well respected and public support for Layton is high at the beginning of the campaign but will slowly fade.

Poll Opening Chart14 Oct 2008, 9:30 AM – St. John’s, Newfoundland

Just like the Libra Ingress Chart for Ottawa, this chart has Scorpio rising; only the MC or 10th house cusp is in Leo, not Virgo. Sun ruler 10th is in its fall in Libra in the 11th house of supporters, in no aspect to Mars ruler 1st but in applying sextile to Pluto co-ruler 1st in the 2nd house of money. Harper will retain the support of the financial and industrial sectors, but lose the support of the public. He will say things for which he will have to apologize later.

His statement to Saskatchewan farmers that real Canadians do not support artists on red carpets cost him the support of the educated people in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Culture may not be important to farmers but is very important to educated people. Harper’s withdrawal of support for the arts hurt him badly at the polls. His other self-sabotaging comment was to the effect that Canadians are not afraid of losing their homes, despite the fact that 200,000 people in Ontario and Québec lost their jobs in the manufacturing sector. This is just plain insensitive.

Ontario and Québec

Moon co-ruler 1st is in Aries in the 5th in applying opposition to the Sun. The public opinion in eastern Canada, which holds two thirds of the population of the country, sharply turned against Harper. His lack of daycare and other social programs hurt him at the polls. He won a slightly larger minority instead of the majority that had been well within his grasp. Like Toronto’s favourite hockey team, the Maple Leafs, he snatched defeat from the jaws of victory Saturn ruler 4th of the opposition leader (Aquarius) is in the 10th in Virgo, in applying opposition to Uranus co-ruler 4th in the 4th. Even though Stephane Dion is focused on the leadership job, he is in the power of his enemies. Mars ruler 1st is in very wide sextile to Saturn and wide trine to Uranus co-ruler 4th. Unfortunately Mars aspects Jupiter before Saturn or Uranus; this is an abscission or cutting off of light. The public will turn away from Dion and the Liberals, and this election was the worst showing ever for the Liberal

party in the 141 year history of Canada. Moon co-ruler 1st makes no aspect to Mars and only a wide trine to Pluto. Dion is well liked as a human being but gets absolutely no respect as a political leader. The ascendant is in applying trine to Uranus. The people like Dion as a man, but not as leader of the country. 

USA Federal Election 2008

Scorpio Ingress – 22 Oct 2008, 9:09 PM, Washington, DC

The Solar Ingress chart for Scorpio has Gemini rising, Pisces on the cusp of the 10th. The 10th represents the incumbent party leader, John McCain of the Republicans. Jupiter ruler 10th is in its fall in Capricorn in the 7th, in the house and power of its public enemy. Mercury ruler 1st is triplicity ruler of the air element and is in Libra in the 5th, making an applying square to Jupiter. The public is angry with McCain because of his lack of social policies, especially child care programs. Neptune co-ruler 10th is separating from conjunction to the MC in Aquarius, retrograde and in wide applying trine to Mercury. He is not likely to be elected president, Neptune moving away from the MC. The public may like McCain as a man but they don’t want him as a president. Moon is in Leo in the 3rd in applying opposition to Neptune. Public opinion is turning against the Republicans and McCain.

Republicans and McCain

The Ingress Chart has Virgo on the 4th house cusp of the opposition. Mercury ruler 4th is triplicity ruler of air in Libra in the 5th because this is a night time chart. Democratic candidate Barrack Obama’s child care and social programs are well received by the public. Moon co-ruler 1st is in Leo in the 3rd of communication in separating sextile to Mercury and applying opposition to Neptune. The people will oppose McCain, significantly shifting support to Obama. The separating sextile between Moon and Mercury indicate Obama may also have some communication issues that he needs to fix. Saturn ruler 8th of national debt and 9th of foreigners is in Virgo in the 4th, in applying opposition Uranus in Pisces in the 10th. Issues of crushing national debt due to involvement in foreign military ventures will destroy McCain and help Obama. If Obama can come up with solutions to these problems, he will win the election. The only question left is the whether the win is a landslide or simple majority.

Poll Opening – 4th Nov 2008, 00:00, Dixville Notch, New Hampshire

Dixville Notch is a pass through the mountains of NH, and has a population of about 75 people. Its only claim to fame is that the polls open here at midnight, making it the very first place in the USA where people vote. All eligible voters gather at midnight at the town hall and then vote.

New Hampshire

The chart has Leo rising, Taurus on the 10th house cusp of the incumbent party. Venus ruler 10th is peregrine in Sag in the 4th of the opposition. The incumbent party leader John McCain is in the power of his enemy. Sun ruler 1st is peregrine in Scorpio in the 3rd, in no aspect to Venus. The people don’t like what McCain is telling them and have turned away from him. Moon co-ruler 1st is in Capricorn in the 5th its detriment in no aspect to Venus ruler 10th. The public have turned their backs on McCain. Venus is in separating square to Saturn in the 1st. The public are upset with McCain and have turned away from him.

Sun ruler 1st is in applying conjunction to Mars ruler 4th of the opposition, in its dignity in Scorpio in the 4th. The people will vote for Obama, the leader of the opposition because he is seen as a wonderful leader. Moon co-ruler 1st is in its detriment in Capricorn in the 5th of children, in applying sextile to Mars. The people will vote for Obama, especially because of his social sensibilities. If he promotes his social policies he and the people will be happy. Unless Obama shoots himself in both feet with unfortunate comments, he will definitely win the election.


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