The next president of the United States will be Joe Biden. While polling has not always been accurate in previous elections, there are reliable indicators one can look to in the heavens to predict the winner. Let's look at the western and vedic charts for both Joe Biden and Donald Trump, along with the transits on November 3rd 2020, the day of the election. I have picked a city from New York for convenience as the location for the election chart, though the location is not relevant for the timing. Almost all states close the polls by midnight eastern time on Nov 3rd and that is why the time was set for 11:59pm on the election day chart. There are some conflicting birth times for Trump, however I agree with the 9:51am time as it is a better fit than the 10:54am time on his birth certificate in terms of his other significant life experiences (marriage, the birth of his kids, parents' death, the start of his TV show for example).
For changes in career and public standing, the 10th house needs to be examined. Starting with Biden's western chart, we see the MC degree is 19 virgo, the 10th ruler mercury is at 21 scorpio, and the 10th dispositor is pluto at 7 leo. Transiting uranus which is symbolic of dramatic changes that forever alter one's life, and are sometimes out of the blue, shocking, unexpected and revolutionary is currently at 8 taurus and today (Oct 31st) there is a blue moon (second full moon in a calendar month) occurring exactly at 8 taurus, supercharging the degree. It’s associated with revelations, aha moments and secrets coming out into the open. Sometimes things can be done a certain way for years and then all of a sudden people can’t stand to do it that way anymore. Or sometimes you feel trapped or held down by your circumstances and Uranus gives the courage to break free and start fresh. Tr. Uranus is widely opposing mercury, widely trining the MC, and making a 1 degree square to pluto. Biden's moon is at 0 taurus so Uranus is making a wide conjunction to it and this blue moon activates it too. Though Uranus will bring unexpected significant changes to anyone's life when activating key chart indicators, it is pronounced in Biden as natally uranus is making many important aspects. For example, it makes an exact opposition to his ascendant, is square the nodes (points of fate) by 3 degrees, opposes the sun by 5 degrees, opposes venus by 4 degrees, and conjuncts saturn by 7 degrees. On May 26th 2021, there is an eclipse at 5 sagittarius which opposes his natal uranus by 3 degrees, so the energy of his uranus is being activated in multiple ways. The transiting uranus brings the fruits of his natal karma at this moment in time.
Transiting neptune at 18 degrees pisces is making a close opposition to the MC and conjunction to the IC and given that neptune is in the 10th natally, the energy is much enhanced. His presidency will elevate the underdog; he will give a voice to people who have been discriminated against and silenced. I think he will become known for bringing empathy and compassion back into the White House. Recently he has pledged to reunite children with their parents who were separated at the U. S. - Mexico border. With Kamala as VP, I have a feeling that race relations will become a priority. People will become more aware of how devastating white privilege combined with unconscious and implicit racial bias really is for minorities and how severely it holds back the country from progressing in every arena.
The eclipse that happened on July 5th 2020 at 13 capricorn was opposing his natal vertex at 17 cancer, a major point of destiny. The vertex gets activated at times when you meet your destiny, regardless of how hard you try, this is a force that is impossible to avoid. The eclipse that happened on January 10th 2020 at 20 cancer activates his natal exalted Jupiter at 25 cancer and vertex. This will be triggered in January 2021 when Biden gets sworn into office. Inauguration Day occurs every four years on January 20th or 21st if the 20th is a Sunday.
Uranus makes an exact conjunction to his descendant which gives a tendency to select partners who are very different from him and that people wouldn't necessarily expect him to be with. I think this relates to his pioneering nature when it came to selecting a visible minority woman as a VP, something that has never happened in history. Interestingly, Kamala selected pioneer as her secret service code name. It could also relate to him being a VP to Barack Obama who was also a pioneer as the United States first Black president. Another way he breaks the mould is that he will be the oldest man to assume office, at 78 years old. The moon is exalted which is excellent for popularity and making other people feel comforted and secure. It is at 0 degrees taurus and planets at 0 degrees give the purest energy of the sign they are in. Mercury is at critical degree 21 scorpio which denotes a very bright and articulate man with excellent communication skills. He thinks three steps ahead and anticipates the opponent's possible reactions to his moves, and that is why he wins in the end. Mars is strong in its own sign scorpio giving a warrior nature. The sun and venus so close to the ascendant give him the ability to thrive in the spotlight and present a charming and sophisticated, yet strong and capable demeanour. The scorpio stellium along with mars square pluto give a gritty strength and lasting endurance. It can be observed that still waters run deep. There is a lot of determination and fight within him, with immense resilience, ambition and persistence. Because it falls in the 12th house, people may not always give him the credit he is due and may underestimate his talents and abilities. I have heard people comment that his mental sharpness is going down (maybe due to his age and stereotypes about the elderly) but this is not at all true. Mars conjunct the 12th house cusp denotes secret enemies (in contrast to the 7th house which is open enemies). Saturn in the 7th gives plenty of open enemies as well!
Turning to the vedic chart, Biden is currently in the dasha jupiter-rahu until September 2022. Natally, Jupiter is very close to being at it's exact degree of exaltation (5 degrees cancer) so this is a huge blessing, and denotes an ability to always have protection when it's needed the most. This Jupiter gives a generous, charitable and benevolent disposition. Running the mahadasha of jupiter will bring him the pinnacle of his career. Transiting saturn and jupiter will be making a double transit (when they both aspect the same sign) on capricorn as of November 20th 2020 and will still be there by the time he is sworn into office. They will both be closing opposing his natal jupiter at the time of election. From the chandra lagna (moon as rising sign), capricorn is the 10th house of career so the double transit brings a career enhancing opportunity. His natal saturn is being activated by the eclipse on November 8th by just 1 degree and this is significant as saturn rules the 10th house from chandra lagna. Saturn is also the 4th house from the ascendant, so it reflects a change in his residence to the white house. The ruler of his vedic chart is mars. The transiting sun on Nov 3rd is making an exact conjunction to his mars, throwing him into the spotlight. This full moon happening today is closely making an opposition to his mars too.
Interestingly, Barack Obama's natal ascendant- descendant (asc-dsc) axis is 17 aquarius-17 leo, Trump's natal asc-dsc is 17 leo-17 aquarius, George Bush's natal asc-dsc is 7 leo- 7 aquarius, his father George H. W. Bush's natal asc-dsc is 26 leo- 26 aquarius, Clinton's converse secondary progressed (CSP) asc-dsc was 25 leo-25 aqu when he was first elected to office and Biden's secondary progressed (SP) asc-dsc currently is 22 aqu-22 leo. I believe that the president of a country is representative of the collective consciousness of that country at that time and that is why there are these similarities. In studying the president’s charts, I discovered there are several themes that tie these men from diverse backgrounds, life experiences, philosophies and belief systems together.
Moving to Trump's western 10th house indicators, we see his MC at 8 taurus, 10th house ruler venus at 25 cancer and the 10th house dispositor moon at 20 degrees sagittarius. Transiting uranus and this blue moon today fall exactly on his MC. For him this will manifest in the form of a tremendous loss of status as he wanted a second term just like all the U. S. presidents have been having since 1992. Transits are reflective of the individual's psychological state and the energy dominating at various time points in their life cycle. Transiting uranus on the election chart at 8 degrees 32 minutes taurus is literally 1 minute applying to Trump's MC at 8 degrees 31 minutes taurus! I believe this is compelling evidence of the 9:51am birth time. Characteristic of uranus bringing the unexpected, the loss will come as a big surprise to him. During his television debates and personal appearances on the campaign trail, I can tell he feels genuinely confident that he will win. This is despite him being aware that the early voting polls show he is trailing Biden by increasing margins in the electoral college votes needed to win in the key swing states. Trump had only won in 2016 because of the electoral college in those states, losing the popular vote by 3 million. The double transit of jupiter and saturn are closely opposing his venus and transiting pluto is giving venus a tight opposition which is signalling a change in his professional status and is indicative of him pursuing other business opportunities.
Transiting Uranus squares his pluto and as pluto is the ruler of his 4th house; this is indicative of him moving out of the White House (4th represents home). Pluto is symbolic of power and this represents the sudden loss of power he will soon have to deal with. With pluto in the 12th house this will bring him grief, sadness and a sense of isolation. Transiting north node will conjunct his sun as the chart ruler (leo is the ascendant) and this will push him to find ways he can re-invent himself as he re-enters the business world and seeks to gain back the popularity he had as a business man and TV show host.
Uranus is always prominent in the charts of presidents as they are in charge of the future of a particular country for a given time period and they have strongly developed vision—for better or for worse. In Trump’s chart, the overall chart shape is a bowl with lead planet Uranus at 17 degrees Gemini in the 11th house. Uranus is conjunct the sun and the north node, opposing the moon and making an exact sextile to the ascendant. Critical degrees are points of added power within a sign and in this case accentuate the intellectual prowess, persuasive communication skills and sharp wit of Gemini. Uranus is accidentally dignified in the 11th house, it therefore functions very strongly, being able to think outside the box and see future oriented potentials. In my opinion, his Uranus was put to very good use in the business sphere where he was a trailblazer in many respects. He was an excellent business man but as a political leader, he lacked empathy. He pushed forward unusual, eccentric and imbalanced ideas and policies which hurt many people.
Looking at the vedic chart, the transiting nodes are within a degree of his sun-moon opposition. This is a turning point for him, both professionally and personally, as the nodes bring highly fated events to pass (he was born with the sun-moon opposition closely conjunct the nodes). He has a kala sarpa yoga which means that all 7 planets are between the nodes. This gives less free will than average to a person as more of their life events are dictated by past karma. When the person experiences a nodal return (which Trump is now having) it will often signal a fall from grace which is a result of negative karma from past lives. With this yoga, sometimes the nodal return will bring a huge boost to social status but more often it seems to bring a reversal of fortune. It can also bring a blessing disguised as a curse or vice versa. I find that the moon conjunct the nodal axis aspected by one or more malefics (mars throws its forward square onto the moon-ketu) brings a tendency toward mental instability throughout life but is triggered more seriously when the nodes transit the moon (as they are currently for Trump). On the evening of the election day, the transiting moon will be in taurus closely conjunct his sun and opposing his moon. Fortunately, he was born on poornima, the brightest phase of the waxing full moon and has no dagdha (burnt) rashis. These rashis and their corresponding houses would otherwise suffer by being burnt. The bright moon balances out the fact that the moon is in its fall in scorpio. Poornima is the luckiest phase of the moon to be born under, it bestows fame, wealth and high position.
Not much happens without the effects of the eclipses activating a particular planet or house that is relevant to the area of life where major change happens. In 2016-2017 the eclipses ran along Trump’s natal asc-dsc axis thrusting him into the spotlight. For instance, on February 10th 2017 there was an eclipse at 22 leo, just 5 degrees away from his ascendant. There is a total solar eclipse on Dec 14th 2020 at 23 sagittarius and this is closely conjunct Trump’s moon and it makes a close opposition to his sun, it also runs along the nodal axis. Total lunar or solar eclipses have more power than partial eclipses. Eclipses are sometimes felt immediately during the week of the eclipse but sometimes they are felt a month or two before or after the date, sometime that year, and sometimes they get triggered by the transiting planets for up to 5 years after they occur (depends on the strength of the eclipse and how prominently in features in your chart). They can also be reflective of events that happen one calendar year before it. There is a solar eclipse on June 10th 2021 which falls at 19 gemini activating this configuration and his natal Uranus, and the same applies for the eclipse that happened on June 5th 2020 which was at 15 sagittarius. The eclipse that happened on January 10th 2020 was at 20 cancer and this activated his venus and saturn, both connected with the 10th house. This will be triggered around the time he leaves the White House in January 2021 when Biden is inaugurated. Trump is most definitely having to deal with the effects of his past karma for the next year, in which he will feel very little control over his life, and will be watching events happen that he doesn’t want to happen. This is a very fixed karma that is nearly impossible to change in terms of the external sequencing of events. But his emotional reactions and trying to cultivate an attitude of equanimity and grace will go a long way in terms of balancing this out and making things better for future lifetimes.
Trump was elected in November 2016 in rahu-mars, his last sub period of the rahu mahadasha. Mars is a very good planet for him. Jupiter is also a good planet for Trump and in July 2017, shortly after being sworn into office, he entered his Jupiter mahadasha. Jupiter was stationary when he was born and stationary planets become very powerful and auspicious. However, he is now in Jupiter-saturn and saturn is the weakest planet in his chart. You may refer to the figures below for information on the strength and auspiciousness of all the planets. Mars and jupiter have good overall scores. Saturn is the ava yogi, which is the planet that obstructs prosperity. It has the lowest vimshopaka score of all the planets at 5.3. Saturn has .74 in shad bala which is again the lowest score of all his planets. You can see looking at the auspiciousness graph, dominance graph and the vargavimshopaka chart that it is in the worst overall position of all the planets. In the vedasthana, saturn is in the second worst position. Biden is in Jupiter-rahu, we can’t measure the auspiciousness of rahu or ketu, though his Jupiter is one of his best planets on several of these measures. Rahu is his yogi planet (planet promoting prosperity).
Congratulations goes to Joe Biden as his hard work, determination, intelligence and strength is finally being rewarded. I am sure he will make a difference in many lives and use his powerful vision to guide the country to prosperity.