Moon dispositor theory and U.S Presidential inaugurations
I recently discovered a simple method to predict which party will win the American Presidential election in the year in question. The method is based on the following theory:
Jupiter represents the Republican party
Saturn represents the Democratic party
If we follow the dispositor trail of the Moon on inauguration day, if it ends with Jupiter, A Republican is inaugurated. If Saturn, a Democrat.
In the 20 inaugurations from January 20th 1933 (the first time the inauguration was at noon on January 20th) to January 20th 2009, the method worked 15 times (4 out of 5 elections correct).
It did not work in 1973 (Nixon), 1981 and 1985 (Reagan) and 2005 (Bush) - Note that where it did not work, a Democrat was predicted but a Republican won. Why didnt it work for those years? I would suggest for Nixon and Reagan, it didnt work because both men had Saturn ruling important planets /angles in their natal chart making Saturn more a representative of them individually rather than the Democratic party (Nixon had both luminaries ruled by Saturn, Reagan had his Asc in Capricorn with Mercury and Mars present, Sun in Aquarius) - but that would need more research to verify. For Bush's second inauguration the Moon in Gemini went to Mercury in Capricorn to Saturn in Cancer, ending the trail. When Saturn ends the trail, A Democrat is usually inaugurated. However, looking at Bush's own natal chart we see the Sun and Saturn in Cancer, making him more "in tune" with the inauguration chart than John Kerry.
Looking at 2009 and the upcoming 5 inaugurations (provided the inauguration date is not changed):
2009: Moon in Scorpio goes to Mars exalted in Capricorn to Saturn in Virgo and back to Mercury in Aquarius. Trail ended with Saturn and a Democrat was indeed inaugurated.
2013: Moon in Taurus goes to Venus in Sagittarius to Jupiter in Gemini to Mercury in Aquarius to Saturn in Scorpio to Mars in Aquarius (Saturn/Mars mutual reception). A Democrat would be predicted here.
2017: Moon in Scorpio goes to Mars in Pisces goes to Jupiter in Libra goes to Venus in Pisces and back to Jupiter. A Republican would be predicted here.
2021: Moon in Aries goes to Mars in Taurus goes to Venus in Sagittarius to Jupiter in Aquarius to Saturn in Aquarius. A Democrat would be predicted here.
2025: Moon in Libra goes to Venus in Pisces goes to Jupiter in Gemini to Mercury in Capricorn to Saturn in Pisces back to Jupiter. A Republican would be predicted here.
2029: Moon in Aries goes to Mars in Libra goes to Venus in Capricorn to Saturn in Taurus (Venus/Saturn mutual reception). A Democrat would be predicted here.
The examples of Nixon, Reagan and Bush where the method did not work show that it is also important to consider the candidates own natal chart so the above outlook from 2013 to 2029 is by no means a definitive prediction, but rather a prelimenary outlook.
Last edited by Mr stellium; 09-22-2009 at 01:45 PM.