Been doing some research on Mars Retrograde on election days that has sort of ballooned into a lot of interesting data. A friend asked me some questions about election Day 2020, and this was my response. It contains a lot of data, so I figured you all might be interested in it, even if it is raw data.
I’m in the middle of trying to look at past elections to see if any of these configurations have ever been present. There has never been a Mercury Retro AND a Mars Retro on an election day, or even during election days [as it was in early Presidential elections]. There has never been a Mars Retro in Aries before.
In my experience, yes to all your questions. It should all be significant. I’m just not sure how significant at this point. I do know that Pluto in Capricorn does not bode well as Pluto is chaos and destruction and Capricorn can be abuses of power, OR it can be old establishment POV’s. Capricorn can go either way, and of course it can be both at the same time.
Squares are always important as they = conflict.
Pluto is more than chaos, it is destruction and then re-birth. In economics it would be called creative destruction. Geo-politically it could be called the same thing given the context here.
The chart you’ve created is not something I’d put forward for that date. Like I’ve said, I picked a different time, and that changes a whole lot. So, I’m not putting much stock in the houses represented in the chart you generated. But, the aspects between planets, the retrogrades, etc are all relevant and important to consider.
I’m in the middle of what has turned in to a major research trying to gain some insight into the Mercury & Mars retro on election day. There have been a couple of interesting elections.
1. JFK- Mercury was retro in Scorpio, and although Mars was not retro on election day, it went retro on the 21st of November and would have still been in the Post-retro cycle. If this is any indication of an election, well, there was an assassination.
2. The election of Jefferson in 1800 – Mars was retro in Taurus and Mercury was direct, but the Mars Retro created a lot of chaos in deciding the election. Read up on it, it was a doozy.
3.The election in 2000, Mercury was retro and that could have contributed to the recounts. It doesn’t reflect the SCOTUS ruling however.
In total Mars was retrograde a total of 4 times covering all Presidential election, and once where Mars was in its post retro shadow, for a total of 5 times.
In total, Mercury has been retrograde 10 times, and once in its post-retrograde shadow.
They have both been retrograde – NEVER, until 2020 where they will both be retrograde. To make it worse, Mercury will be at its station because it goes Direct the day after the election [or two days, I forget right now]. They are also in opposite signs, Mars is retro in Aries while Mercury is retro in Libra. As aspects go, not good to have it be an opposition.
As I said, I’m still correlating my data, and I need to check a few things, so this is not the final count. I haven’t re-verified the data.