Astrology of the 1892 Presidential Election
This is the fourth in a series of articles examining clues to the winner of the U.S. Presidential elections in Aries Ingress horoscopes. Click on the Presidential Elections tag in this post to see all articles in the series. We are examining all U.S. Presidential elections from 1880 to 2016, each time adding to our list of rules to determine the winner.
1892 Presidential Election Horoscope
We cast the Aries Ingress horoscope set for Washington, D.C. in the given Presidential Election year. The Aries Ingress is a horoscope set for the moment the Sun enters Aries, the start of the astrological New Year. It is a long-standing tradition that the moment of the horoscope predicts major events for that location in the upcoming twelve months.
Aries Ingress. March 19, 1892. 10:22 PM, Washington, D.C., USA
Assumptions for Each Aries Ingress Horoscope
The incumbent party is portrayed by the tenth house of the “king.” The challenger party is the fourth house and its ruler. This is because the fourth house is the seventh from the tenth; the king’s opponent. In our Aries Ingress horoscope, we examine what is happening to each candidate’s house to see who wins. The Aries Ingress shows which party wins the White House, not the specific candidate.
I use traditional planetary rulers of signs only (no Uranus, Neptune, Pluto).
1892 Horoscope Analysis
1. The Incumbent Party: The tenth house is ruled by Leo, and its ruler is the Sun in Aries, applying to conjoin Jupiter in Aries. Saturn in Virgo is just barely at the end of the tenth house, one testimony that the incumbent may lose.
2. The Challenger Party: The fourth house is ruled by Saturn in Virgo, retrograde in the tenth house.
Conclusion: The challenging party (the Democrats) wins the Presidential election.
Lessons from the 1892 Presidential Election Horoscope for Predicting the Winner:
Normally, the Sun applying to Jupiter in Aries (the sign of the Sun’s exaltation), would give the presidency to the incumbent party. That did not happen here, most likely due to the presence of Saturn in his favorite role as malefic and general spoil-sport, placed in the tenth house of the governing party. The back story is interesting, too, and matches Saturn’s retrograde placement. The challenger in 1892 was Democrat Grover Cleveland, who won the popular vote in the prior election (1888) but lost the electoral vote – the Al Gore of his time, if you will. He squared off against the incumbent, Republican Benjamin Harrison, again in 1892. Ruler of the fourth, Saturn, is coming back to the tenth house by retrograde motion, suggesting that Cleveland is back and will actually enter the tenth house of honors this time.
Outcome: What Actually Happened in the 1892 Presidential Election
The Republic Party held the White House before the election, with Benjamin Harrison as President. The Democratic candidate was Grover Cleveland, who came back from his near-miss in 1888. This time, the Democratic challenger, Grover Cleveland sealed the deal and won the popular as well as the electoral vote.
September 19, 2015 @ 11:19 am
It’s interesting that these charts are basically solar returns for 0Aries00 and like every forth return, the sun and angles are pretty much in the same spot. In this series, we see the MC slowly moving backwards through Virgo and ending up in Leo for the 1892 chart. I also noticed that in these charts, Mercury, started out in the series in Aries, moved backwards through Pisces, and landed again in Aries for the 92 chart.
Based on what I learned I couldn’t wait to check out the 2016 chart and since I don’t want to ‘ruin’ any future postings, I won’t go into why I think the Democrats will win again, regardless of what Donald the Trumpet thinks and says.
Back when Obama first announced, a website called ‘Babylonian Sky Astrology’ which actually uses the planets moving through the stars and constellations (the pictures in the sky), predicted that he would win. At the time, I thought that that was highly unlikely, but of course we know now what the outcomes have been. This woman (I forget her name now) also predicted that the Republicans would not get the White House back again until 2020. It will be interested to see if the Aries ingress charts agree with the Babylonian methods.
September 19, 2015 @ 1:34 pm
Hi Gary! Thank you for that thought-provoking comment. I will keep an eye out for the cyclic placements of the Sun and the angles, as you have pointed out. I don’t know if posting your ideas about 2016 is “ruining” anything, so feel free if you are so inclined. I will have to check out Babylonian Sky Astrology site. Based on my review of the Aries Ingresses for the next few elections, I suspect that Republicans will win in 2020 – I thought there was something in the most recent TMA about this; maybe that is what you mean.
September 21, 2015 @ 10:35 am
Later today I will try to post what my reasoning was for a 2016 Democratic win and here is the website about Obama and Babylonian astrology.
I don’t see that she (Bernadette Brady) is writing this blog anymore. I used to get it in my email and have not received anything in a long time.
September 21, 2015 @ 10:42 am
Looking forward to reading your insights, Gary. Too bad about Bernadette’s blog…
September 22, 2015 @ 11:38 am
Ok, I finally have some time to give my analysis of the Aries 2016 Ingress *based on what I learned from reading your articles on this*.
The MC is the party in power (the Democrats) and the IC would be the republicans. North node is on the MC and the SN is on the IC; this is one testimony of a victory for the Dems. L4 (the repubs.) is Jupiter which is near the MC but retrograding away from it as well as ‘falling’ away from it in primary motion and in a partile square to Saturn in the 1st. Jupiter is also in a mundane square to Mars on the asc. It’s almost like the little engine that could, they get close, but ultimately fall (fail) again. L10 (the Dems) is Mercury in the 4th but not so close to the IC and he is applying to conjunct the dignified Sun (of course the Sun is always dignified in these Aries ingress charts), but this is another strong testimony of a win for the Dems.
It’s interesting that both rulers are in each others sign and therefore in detriment. Rob Hand says that planets need to be in aspect to really be in a mutual reception. The opposition is a bit too wide, so this would be called, more properly, a ‘generosity’. I’m not sure if that is of any significance in a chart like this.
The Moon is void and separating from a trine to Saturn, which suggests (if anything at all in this chart) that nothing will change, again, Democrats win.
It may not be relevant to this technique, but Mars afflicting the ascendant suggests again a loss for the republicans because the 1st is the 10 from the 4th, which would be honor/victory for the party out of power.
September 23, 2015 @ 8:15 am
That’s a good analysis; much like my own, anyway. To answer your question, I would not take the generosity between Mercury and Jupiter to be useful here, since this is not a situation where both parties’ wishes can be accommodated.
You raise a couple of good points that I have not systematically investigated, but will keep in mind as I publish new installments. One is the motion of significators placed near the tenth house – are they going into the house? Are they stopping short or going out? The 1892 chart turns on this, I believe. Also, your idea of taking the first house to be the glory of the challenger (and I suppose the seventh house as glory for the incumbent) is intriguing.
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October 22, 2016 @ 10:46 am
Great article! I’m at a loss as to what the general rules are regarding Aries ingress chart analysis. In this particular chart we have a reciprocal situation in which the ruler of the tenth is in the fourth (Sun, exalted and closely conjunct Jupiter) and the ruler of the fourth (Saturn, a malefic) is in the tenth. So why does one win out over of the other? Is it because Saturn is a malefic?
October 23, 2016 @ 6:27 pm
I notice that Saturn is in a sign (Leo) of it’s gender, whereas the Sun isn’t.
October 23, 2016 @ 7:04 pm
Actually my last comment is invalid (I was looking at the wrong chart when I wrote it).
Both Saturn and the Sun are weakened because both of them are not in a sign of their gender.
October 26, 2016 @ 7:23 pm
I detailed the rules in this month’s Mountain Astrologer article, as it’s a bit more detail than I can get into on the blog. You correctly noted the “reciprocal situation” in this year’s chart, where the ruler of the fourth is conjunct the MC. This means that the ruler of the fourth is now “captured” by the tenth house and its party. Its signification is then “owned” by the other party. The fact that the ruler of the MC is in the fourth seems not to matter unless very close to the cusp, based on previous elections.
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