Australia’s Election Chart 2 July, 2016.
Charted & Read on Thursday, 30 June, 2016
This is a reading of Australia’s Chart on Election Day 2 July, 2016. If you want to read the delineation of Australia’s “Character” please see this post.
My other readings on Bill Shorten and Malcolm Turnbull were based on looking at the transits (the position of planets passing over the natal chart) of their charts for the period of time leading up to and including the election date 2 July, 2016.
I used this system of prediction because it was the simplest and accorded with my view of Astrology. As an experiment I thought I’d try to do the same with Australia’s Horoscope. Some are surprised that a country has its own horoscope. To draw up a country’s chart we need the same data as a person – time, date and place. In Australia’s case I have taken the date when Australia became a Federation – the Swearing In Ceremony in Sydney, Centennial Park, 1 January, 1901 at 1.35PM.
I asked myself, what were the planets doing over Australia’s chart and is it possible to make a reading using the same technique I used with both contenders to give me an insight into the election result?
I’ve never done this before and this is why it is experimental.
The answer is this reading.
Please remember while reading this interpretation that my other two readings show an ALP win outright.
Pluto and its Position over Australia’s Sun
Pluto is often associated with death and regeneration which means the elimination of whatever is old and outworn and the birth of a new and higher order.
Having Pluto in the 9th House points to considerable change but it is not fast, it is gradual because Pluto stays in a House for a long time (about 20.6 years). We can say that the last couple of elections are a part of this positioning of Pluto. This shows that transformation and change has not ceased. We are witnessing this by the huge interest being shown to Parties other than the two majors. So, change is happening and a stable, quiet time politically is not going to happen for a few years more.
Now coupling the 9th House placement, Pluto is almost in conjunction to the natal Sun. It is 6 degrees off a full one on one 0 degrees. Some Astrologers consider a conjunction to be anywhere between 0 and up to 8 degrees. I like to keep conjunctions to a tight orbit of up to 3 degrees. If Pluto was within 1 degree over the top of Australia’s Sun I would have no hesitation in calling out a great and powerful change was in the air.
So, since it is 6 degrees I’m calling a change but within the auspices of a hung parliament.
July 1, 2016 (July 1, 2016 to July 2, 2016) Sun Opposite (180 degrees) Sun
This is a an Election transit because our country, is getting feedback to where we are going. It is the transiting Sun looking at the Sun of Australia’s chart.
July 3, 2016 (July 3, 2016 to July 4, 2016) Mercury Opposite (180 degrees) Saturn
Though this transit starts to be exact the day after the election it still shows the feeling / vibe around the Election. There is a need for reflection and a heavy sense that is critical and perhaps pessimistic. This points to a hung parliament and a clear result won’t be known quickly.
It also points to a separation from what has been to choosing a new way.
Looks like a hung parliament with an ALP win – which won’t be known immediately.
June 23, 2016 (June 9, 2016 to July 10, 2016) Saturn Square (90 degrees) Mars
This planetary pattern points to frustration and a feeling that we have not moved and progressed at all. There is a feeling of obstacles in front of any “moving forward”.
June 24, 2016 (15 Jun 2016 to 2 Jul 2016) Jupiter Square (90 degrees) Pluto
This pattern supports the same feeling of a struggle to move forward.
Everything points to a hung parliament and the need for some time to form a new government. However, it could also show a very narrow win by ALP, say by one or two seats. It looks like there will be a change of government, perhaps a negotiated ALP win.
Result on 3 July, 2016
Interesting excerpt from a Monthly editorial by Sean Kelly about Mainstream Media just after the Election 2016.
So, here we have it. The media got it so wrong because their expectations clouded their journalistic perceptions. Journalists did not have an objective platform from which to view the political landscape. The only guide was national public polling and statements from Party strategists. Kelly says that journalists have to “scavange information where they are able” and that this information, coloured by Parties’ assertions influenced, indeed, directed commentary!
Now, if they were a bit more open to “scavange information” from other sources than just the typical Press Gallery Universe of Information they may discover another objective platform. This platform though ridiculed in recent times has informed and directed Emporors, Kings, Queens and political leaders for over 5,000 years. This platform is easily obtainable, incredibly accurate and can be verified by every scientific forum including NASA. This platform is the astronomical positions of the Stars and Planets.
There is no doubting the veracity of Star and Planet positions. It is only when the “onomy” of Astronomy changes to “ology” as in Astrology that there’s a credibility problem. This credibility problem only ensues if the information gathered from a “reading” of the Astronomy claims to be scientific. If the imaginative reading of Astronomical facts is considered to be art – poetry then its credibility shouldn’t be an issue. Do people question the credibility of poetry or art? No, they may critique its aesthetic value but not whether it is fact. No interpretation is free from subjectivity so there is no factual interpretation. There is just a particular individual’s subjective point of view expressed in the interpretation. Making an Astrological reading of astronomical facts is just as “true” as a journalistic reading of polling facts. I would argue that astronomical data is more factual than polls.
So, what does an Astrological political reading give? It gives an imaginative interpretation of astronomical facts imbued with mythology, symbolism, history, political commentary and polls. It takes into account much of the “scavanged information” of the journalist and adds another dimension of meaning extracted from cultural history. It also adds another element – the intuitive – instinctive feeling within the astrologer. This of course is subjective but you know being a human with a working mind means all meaning is subjective.
My astrological readings of Australia’s 2016 Election were just my interpretation of all the factors mentioned above. The Stars and Planets gave my understanding a scaffolding and a platform from which I could express my feelings of what is happening politically in Australia.