The Moon's Cycle & U.S. Elections - Astrology Connects The Dots

In a recent note from friends, I realized I have not spoken on the influence of the Full and New Moons on elections in the USA.

Because of Friday's full moon at the critical degree of 29 Aries, my friends had asked if it had an effect on me. I am certain if you are a light-bearer, or even lightly conscious, you felt some of the anger and aggressive energy of this moon.

Twenty-Nine degrees is considered a critical degree in astrology, and even in numerology. It is the degree that says, get it right now before you are allowed to take the next step of a new energy field. To have a full moon fall at this degree is rare. (1 in 30 for a specific sign, and 1 in 360 for all twelve signs) So as we roll the cosmic dice, we see how this time in our creative universe is perfect for a critical moon in Aries.

As our solar system approaches the galactic center, all frequencies increase, and we must clear out the old ways and open to a new level of love.

Aries is the constellation that started it all. It is the beginning of the zodiac and represents the moment that, that ball of fire settled into an orbit around this sun, to become planet earth. It is a sign of new beginnings with the innocence of consciousness. Like children, the Aries consciousness can be aggressive and selfish. It considers only its needs and does not consider consequences before taking action.

The Full Moon in Aries at the critical degree of 29 excited this type of emotional response around the planet. It inflamed personal wants without considering others.

So I am certain if you reflect on how you felt yesterday, Oct. 22, 2010, you may find feelings of anger within or without you. The fact that in the Western Hemisphere, this took place on October 22 also carries significance because 22 is a master number noting that we must master the issues of the day, take control and bring balance, harmony and cooperation to the table.

So as we look at the upcoming national elections, does this have some significance?

Well, let's take a little stroll through history before answering that question.

The presidential election of 2010 took place under a new moon in Scorpio.

New moons bring in new beginnings and accentuate a new energy flow. In Scorpio there is an added statement of transformation of power. This moon signaled a transformation of our election process, a new wave of power and when you look at it, you can see how this has manifest been manifesting.

President Barack O'Bama is the first person ever elected through a poor people's process. It was the aggregate monies of small contributions coming through new marketing strategies of social networking that put him over the edge. On another level, more obvious, he is the first African-American to be elected president.

President John F. Kennedy was elected on November 8, 1960 under the influence of the October 31st full moon in Aries, like the one we had last night.  October 31, is not a master number moon, but the foreboding number 31, which is a four, indicating a control situation that might be fulfilled by aggression, violence and selfish unconscious issues.

Please note that nearly every election in this country takes place under either the full moon in Aries or Taurus or the new moon in Scorpio, because this is the time of year of these moons.

(If you have never considered how the moon moves through the constellations, here is a simple look. Each month the new moon is in the constellation you usually associate with that month, and the full moon will be in the sign exactly opposite. This varies slightly because the months are not really aligned with the constellations, but that is a way to ball park it.) 

However, some people become president as a result of the death of the current president, so their day of  'election' is the day they take office. So some presidents may come under any moon.

Lyndon B. Johnson, became president on November 22, 1963, a master number day, and under the new moon in Scorpio of November 15, 1963. The twenty two day of his inauguration signified mastering issues of power, death, transformation, shared resources, taxation and the presidential cabinet. He started in office under the veil of a transformation, the death of President Kennedy. As Johnson took office, Americans were crying publicly over the loss of Kennedy, and anguish spread across this nation. President Johnson, one of the most under-publicized presidents, fulfilled the promise of this new master moon in Scorpio. Here is a quote about him from Wikipedia:

"...President, (Johnson) was responsible for designing the "Great Society" legislation that included laws that upheld civil rights, Public Broadcasting, MedicareMedicaid, environmental protection, aid to education, and his "War on Poverty." He was renowned for his domineering personality and the "Johnson treatment," his coercion of powerful politicians in order to advance legislation."
All of the statements above confirm the promise of a master new moon in Scorpio.

Let us look yet, at another presidential election.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected on November 8, 1932 under the new moon in Scorpio of October 29, 1932.  Fascinating that the number 29 has a two fold significance, it is a critical number, and also a master number because it becomes an eleven when you add the digits together. The eleven is a master communicator, insightful, intuitive dreamer. FDR used a weekly radio talk, called his "Fireside Chat" to connect with the nation. He was the first, and as far as I know, the only President to use such a technique.

These numbers truly speak to his presidency because his election took place at one of the most critical times in our nation's history, and he masterfully communicated through airwaves and on paper. Here is a bit about his election from Wikipedia:

"The United States presidential election of 1932 took place as the effects of the 1929 Wall Street Crash and the Great Depression were being felt intensely across the country." 

During his presidency, FDR, would start what he called the New Deal, which included numerous programs to offer relief for the unemployed, help recover a failing economy, and would regulate the banking industry, Wall Street and transportation.

I will take you through one more election, then come back to present day.

Stop here for a second and consider the facts you have read thus far, and see if you can guess the date and kind of moon that set the stage for the election of Abraham Lincoln.

Lincoln was elected on November 6, 1860, one hundred years before Kennedy, and both presidents were assassinated. Abraham Lincoln's election came under the influence of the full moon in Taurus of October 29, 1860. Once more we see the critical number of 29, and of course it carries the same influences seen above with FDR: critical time, master communicator. But here the sign is not in that of Scorpionic transformation, but in the fixed earth sign of values, income and possession: Taurus.

Abraham Lincoln's presidency would focus on the moral values of a nation and what rights a man has to possess or own another. This president would use the South's need for income to hold the country together by mandating all trading stop with the South.

Lincoln came to office as the nation was debating slavery. He was a great debater, and opposed the expansion of slavery. His presidency would revolve around the Civil War, and the issue of slavery. He  inflamed the argument by signing the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed only the slaves in Confederate States that did not return to Union control. This critical act of war would light the way to abolish slavery in America.

So what about this upcoming election, and the next presidential election? What can be told by the moons influence.

Under Friday's full moon in Aries at 29 degrees, remember this occurred on October 22, we will see an election engaged in an aggressive fight that critically calls for mastering balance and fairness. Those elected may be masters of the bi-partisan tongue. They will make breakthroughs and strike a cord with the original dreams of this nation.

The next presidential election will be held November 6, 2012, and will fall under the full moon of October 29, 2012 in the sign of Taurus. Do you see the similarities between this election date and the election of Abraham Lincoln?

I could go into a discussion of how the United States Chart has been following along the path of the charts that led to the French Revolution, but I will save that for some other time.

Instead, I will leave you with this. America is on the brink of choosing (the number six) its moral path again. What do we value? What do we hold dear and how will we align our income and possessions with our values? Shall we once more engage in a Civil War? Yes, it is increasingly possible.

As we have allowed our legislators to be controlled by monetary factions instead of the conscience of their constituency, we are collapsing the income stream of the middle class, and dividing America into a nation of rich and poor.

We have two years to work on this, to achieve some balance. But based on all the statistics, the affluence of the middle class is nearly gone and what is holding on has been propped in place. We have nothing but our word backing our currency, so the day may not be far off when others call the bluff, If that happens, and it takes wheelbarrows of dollars to buy milk; division will turn to revolution.

I know that's a lot to consider, but let me add some good news.

We are all in this propped up earth zone together. It is an international house of monetary and greed-directed cards that is about to implode, so in that is the key.

Values are escalating far beyond your tribe this time. They are approaching the solar system. As we activate frequencies in alignment with the galactic center, we must join the eco-system of the galaxy. We must love, cooperate and find solutions where we have never looked before - inside ourselves.

Practice love and you will see the light in this ever-darkening international tunnel.