This is the sixth 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.
1900 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 astrological tradition that the moment of the horoscope predicts major events for that location in the upcoming twelve months.
Aries Ingress. March 20, 1900. 8:39:01 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 and house ruler 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).
1900 Horoscope Analysis
1. The Incumbent Party: The tenth house is ruled by Leo, and its ruler is the Sun in Aries, applying to square Saturn in Capricorn. The tenth house from the tenth, or the seventh house (the victory or glory of the incumbent – thank you, Gary) is ruled by and occupied by a very strong Venus in Taurus.
2. The Challenger Party: The fourth house is ruled by Saturn in Capricorn, in the third house. Its tenth house of glory is the radical Ascendant, which has the Moon in Scorpio, the sign of its fall. Technically, the Moon is already considered in the second house, but it is still in Scorpio, and departing the Ascendant.
Conclusion: The incumbent party (the Republicans) wins the Presidential election.
Lessons from the 1900 Presidential Election Horoscope for Predicting the Winner:
This is a relatively quiet chart, compared to the 1896 Aries Ingress that was replete with testimonies. There is traditional support for the idea that in a battle or contest, the planet in its exaltation will prevail over the planet in its domicile. This can be overruled by other testimonies (see the 1896 election), but here we have the Sun and Saturn applying to an aspect, so their respective sign placements are emphasized. Thus, one testimony for the incumbent (William McKinley, R).
As Gary pointed out in the 1892 Election comments, the first house is the tenth from the fourth: the house of victory of the challenging party. The Ascendant is empty but has the Moon in Scorpio, its fall, just passing out of it. This is not a great testimony for victory. The seventh house (the tenth house from the tenth) has Venus in Taurus in it – the incumbent is sitting pretty! Yet another testimony for the incumbent’s victory.
Outcome: What Actually Happened in the 1900 Presidential Election
The 1900 election was a rematch between the prior election’s Democratic candidate, William J. Bryan, and the Republican incumbent, William McKinley. This time, there wasn’t much of a contest – the economy was good and the electorate was not in the mood for change. The incumbent won the election. Source: Wikipedia.