It seems very difficult to imagine from the vantage point of today - December 2, 2011 - that Ron Paul could possibly win the 2012 election. Most would say: not even a slim chance. And if you listen to all the mainstream media pundits they'll tell you he not only doesn't stand a chance he also happens to be completely loony tunes - and a pretty serious nutjob to boot. But be that as it may, not everyone in this country still looks to the mainstream media for their definition of sanity, or reality, nor looks at politics like a dressed-up version of World Wide Mudwrestling. And for those who even engage their intellect in the process of choosing a president, it's already well known that Ron Paul's predictions on foreign policy and economics have been more insightful and accurate than those of his colleagues, and his positions much more consistent. His record for speaking the blunt truth to power is seen by many in D.C. and the media as kooky and laughable, but really, consider the sources. And consider that this is precisely why Dr. Paul's following is comprised of the most passionate, the most intensively committed, and the most consistently P.O.ed people you'll find in any political campaign, anywhere.
For the 2008 presidential election I made 3 astrological predictions here on Newsvine. 1) that Obama would win, 2) that Evan Bayh would be his running mate, and 3) that Hillary Clinton would likely be offered the position of Secretary of State. Two out of three ain't terribly bad, so this cycle I'm going to take another shot. It's all just for good fun of course, and to be honest, I'm not betting any money on my own predictions, so make sure you don't either!
I've got a variety of predictions this time around. The first is that Ron Paul is going to place either First or Second in the Iowa Caucus -- and I think more likely First. Mitt Romney will be up there at the top with him, but I'm inclined to believe he'll come in second. The stars for that night are favorable to both Mitt Romney and Ron Paul, but more so, Ron Paul. I don't have any idea where Newt is going to place, but I can say that he's going to give a long-winded, self-aggrandizing and generally delusional speech that night after the vote is in. So make sure to miss it!
My next prediction is: Ron Paul is also going to do very well in New Hampshire. He'll place at least Second, but may also win that one; the stars are looking very happy for him that night. Mitt Romney will either place First or Second, and will also be fairly happy with the results.
Now, for the general election I've got 3 predictions again. First is, Mitt Romney will not win the presidential election in 2012. The second is, Barack Obama probably won't either. The third is, Ron Paul (yes Ron Paul) probably will. Obviously one can't ever be certain of anything when making astrological predictions, but you can at least see where you're likely to be right...and that's how it stands here, especially because of so many strong aspects for Ron Paul on the night of Nov. 6 2012. (election night). I can say this, unequivocally, after looking over the aspects for that day: Dr. Paul is highly energized and excited about something on election night and Mitt Romney is not. Obama? Well he's got some aspects that night that will have him agitated and depressed and, conversely, none that stand out as significantly good, so from that I draw my conclusion that Ron Paul is most probably the winner. Though certainly there's always the possibility that Ron Paul's excitement is due to something else, and that Obama could be depressed and agitated over winning four more years of overseeing our horrible economy. There are all sorts of crazy and not-so-crazy possibilities -- I'd even throw in the possibility of a questioned or contested voting result. You never know what sorts of strange twists lay ahead, but I can say this: The evening of November 6 2012 will be a very dramatic and exciting one for Ron Paul.
I have my own method of predicting which is very basic compared to the methods of most astrologers. I look at key dates and the positions of the stars on those key dates in relation to the astrological charts of the candidates. So, the key dates I've looked at thus far are: the nights of the first four primaries, election night, the nights of the final presidential debates, and inauguration day.
I have looked at other Republican candidates' charts and have determined that none of the others will be long-term contenders in this contest. I predict Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Herman Cain, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum will drop out rather early on and then Michele Bachmann perhaps a little later, and finally it will be down to Mitt and Ron and will stay a mostly two-person race through Super Tuesday. Now, here's where it gets interesting: although Ron Paul may do well in Iowa, New Hampshire, Texas, and other states in the West, Mitt Romney is going to win the Republican nomination. Ron Paul is going to jump ship from the Republican contest around Spring, running from that point on as a third-party candidate. Now that's a hard one for me to say right now, in light of the fact that Ron Paul said in an interview two days ago that the chances of him running as an Independent "are 1 in 60 million". But, there is plenty that can happen between now and the spring of 2012. By that time I believe his popularity will be on the rise for a few different reasons: more bad news on the economic front, more frustration and disappointment with Obama, and as a candidate, Mitt Romney will prove himself to be, well, more of what we already know. People's appetite for the "non-corporate-puppet" candidate will increase, and their fear of real change in foreign policy will recede. People will realize Ron Paul isn't so very loony after all and even if they don't agree with some of his Libertarian positions, they'll be willing to give him a chance. Yeah, I know this is all really hard to imagine right now, but I think the year ahead is trending in that direction. So will the 2012 presidential election bring us the "change" we have really been waiting for? Maybe, but in any case, it's the one that the stars appear to be taking us to. (Let's just hope they know what they're doing!)
So, for those of you who're interested in the astrological details I'll start with what the astrological aspects are showing for the night of the Iowa caucus...
For Ron Paul you have a number of great aspects for that evening. The most favorable are these:
Transiting Sun and Moon both trining his Natal Neptune, exactly.
Transiting Mars trining his Natal Moon, exactly.
Transiting Mars conjuncting his Natal Venus, within 2 degrees.
Transiting Venus squaring his Natal Jupiter, within 2 degrees.
Transiting Pluto trining his Natal Mercury, within a half a degree.
Now let's look at what the stars are doing to Mitt's chart on Jan. 3... His best aspects are:
Transiting Venus trining his Natal Uranus, exactly.
Transiting Venus conjuncting his Natal Venus within 9 degrees.
Transiting Jupiter squaring his Natal Venus within 8 degrees.
His not so great aspects:
Mars opposing his Sun within 1 degree.
Mars squaring his Uranus within 3 degrees.
Jupiter squaring his Saturn within 2 degrees.
Venus opposing his Pluto within 6 degrees.
There are many other aspects that I could talk about but those are the main ones that jump out. The Mars-oppose-Sun aspect for Mitt, which isn't necessarily indicative of something bad, I would interpret to mean a feeling of being challenged in a potentially positive way by the evening's events -- the voting results may not have him thrilled but they'll get him fired up, especially into the next day, when the aspect becomes exact. I think the fact that he has so few really good aspects tells us something, and also the fact that his Venus-conjunct-Venus aspect is moving in the diminishing direction, rather than the increasing one. So this shows Jan. 3 as not being the height of his week, or perhaps his month. The Jupiter-square-Saturn is a more long term aspect, which indicates to me that his primary campaign is never really going to gain solid footing and will be sort of shaky all the way to the end. Although I think he will get the Republican nomination in the end, his followers will always remain anxious about his chances.
Anyway, astrologers and non-astrologers, I welcome your own opinions in the comments section. I will give my predictions on the New Hampshire primary in a few weeks from now... So stay tuned!