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.

1892 Aries Ingress

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.