Perspectives from the Sky – February 2016 Astrology Forecast
by Leo Knighton Tallarico
As we enter February 2016, Presidential primary and caucus action begin. February 1st is the Iowa caucus and February 9th is the New Hampshire primary.
Which candidate, Republican and Democrat, will be the nominee of their party and eventual President of the United States?
I have my own formula, a formula that worked by my predicting Obama and McCain as the nominees eight years ago when Hilary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani were way ahead in the polls. At the time, I actually believed that my formula must be bogus.
This formula is based on how each candidate passes these three tests:
1. How their natal chart connects with the USA chart from its birth on July 4, 1776. If there are many connections then that candidate resonates on some level with the intentions of the country.
2. How their natal charts match up with planetary movements during the time of the next Presidential term, early 2017- early 2021. This gives me the knowledge that whatever crises we face in the world over the next four years or so, the President will be in step with.
3. How do their natal charts match up with planetary movement at the party conventions this summer and Election Day on November 8th.
The forthcoming predictions are based strictly on the astrological formula, not on any political analysis.
We are looking at Ted Cruz (Capricorn), Marco Rubio (Gemini), Donald Trump (Gemini), Rand Paul (Capricorn), Jeb Bush (Aquarius), Chris Christie (Virgo), John Kasich (Taurus), and Ben Carson (Virgo) for the Republicans, and Hilary Clinton (Scorpio) and Bernie Sanders (Virgo) for the Democrats.
In another issue we will look at the Libertarian and Green candidates and the former mayor of NY Michael Bloomberg who may try a third party run.
The candidates who do show some connectivity to the formula are Bush, Trump, Paul, Rubio, and Kasich for the Republicans; and Clinton and Sanders for the Democrats.
When we look at those who shine within the formula, Trump, Bush, Rubio, and Sanders stand out.
Again I am doing my utmost best to not project my wants or media ideas, or so-called political wisdom to the situation. I am strictly using the formulas that worked in 2008.
BTW – I gave Obama the edge over McCain for the Presidency then, based on the formula.
Let’s look at this month ahead and then we make the final picks later in this column.
As February opens with the Iowa caucuses on the 1st, we are in the last quarter Moon phase. As such there is a feeling of coming down into reality. It is also Imbolc, a time our ancestors honored as the midway point between Winter Solstice and Spring equinox. It was considered a time of Initiation.
Now it is Groundhog Day, when that animal looks for shadows and signs of early or late spring arriving.
It will be a big initiation into the Primary voting season and some candidates will get a sense of hope for the spring of 2016.
One week later, on February 8th there will be a New Moon in Aquarius the day before voting in New Hampshire ensues.
There will be dropouts after this vote, while others will feel much more confident of their cause.
Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, and John Kasich should be at a turning point around the New Hampshire vote, as is seen in the astrology of that time period.
That New Moon in Aquarius is also the beginning of a New Year in China, it will be the Year of the Monkey. Some of the candidates for President of the USA fit that description well.
Aquarius is a socially and politically conscious sign. It also uses its head more than its heart, often priding itself on the ability to be detached in thinking and having inventive genius.
Aquarius has a web like thinking ability similar to the internet, and Aquarians usually feel “different” outside normal boxes and often feel they just cannot “fit in”.
But at the same time they are always desiring to fit in with some group, getting disappointed often.
I think it was Groucho Marks who once said that any group that wanted him as a member was not a group he wanted to join.
So at this New Moon in Aquarius it is a good time to get with people or groups who you truly relate with, and who honor you for your unique individuality as well.
The Sun moves into watery Pisces on February 18th for a month of slowing down, letting go, and going more with the flow.
Accomplishment in a traditional sense is not rewarded now, as Pisces brings out more circular right brain thinking, more trust of life or Universe, less push for an agenda. Pisces is the poet of the zodiac, sensitive and giving, sometimes to the fault of sacrificing too much.
Pisces does not do well in the harsh parts of life and if conditions are too harsh it will seek to escape into fantasy, alcohol, drugs, computers, movies or meditation.
Use this month ahead to chill more and not try too hard for anything.
There is a Full Moon in Pisces/Virgo on the 2nd of February. This is usually a relatively gentle Full Moon, not uplifting or exciting, but simple and sensitive.
Pisces tunes into feelings or soul. Virgo tunes into more physical interests. Virgo likes things to have some order, going so far sometimes as to obsessively want perfection or purity.
After it sees what makes things imperfect, it then seeks to perfect and fix. Think of a doctor or mechanic. For Pisces think of a musician or poet or therapist.
So at this Pisces/Virgo Full Moon there will be a balance needed between outer concerns and inner concerns, between psychological and spiritual concerns and concerns on the physical plane of existence.
Both signs sacrifice their more self-centered ambitions for providing service.
So for President it looks like this: On the Republican side, Trump seems like the best bet to win. Bush or Rubio look next best.
For the Dems, Sanders looks slightly better then Clinton.
For actual President, Trump has important planets that connect with the USA Mars (war) and its Pluto in the 2nd house (economy), so I believe that if there are urgent crises that erupt before November 8th, Trump will win. And that possibility is pretty real.
And, if not, then I believe Sanders will win.
Leo Knighton Tallarico is an astrological and spiritual guide and counselor. His specialty is counseling for those in the process of change, transformation, transition, and crisis. He also specializes in couples’ counseling for any and all kinds of relationship. He has been a full-time professional for 30 years.
Leo co-directs the Spiritual Renaissance Center in South Portland with his lifemate Deborah Knighton Tallarico. Visit spiritualrenaissance.com.
Leo also writes a weekly astrological forecast. Check it out online at: spiritualtherapy.wordpress.com.
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