AusVotes 2019 Chart 18 May, 2019 8.00AM Canberra, Australia.

April 14, 2019


This is a reading of the zeitgeist /social ambience of the day that Australians vote for their future government. A kind of snapshot of Australia’s “character” and the choices made by this “character”.

This election, I believe, is one of the most important in a generation. In many ways it reminds me of the time when Whitlam was elected all those years ago. We are at a crossroads, a fork in the road. The choice is clear – do we want a fair and just society where essential and affordable services are for EVERYONE or a society where individualism is rampant and where the “I’m alright Jack, so fuck you” attitude is dominant? Do we want ALP or  LNP to be our government?

We are in an environment full of Uranus technological communications with Social Media complementing and supplementing and at times replacing our mainstream media. In this amazing soup of information, commentary we also see that this election campaign is full of deep lies/delusions as the Neptune conjunct the MC shows.

If you want a quick answer as to what this Election’s “character” is I can say it is a caring, warm hearted one that’s not afraid of making big changes to ensure the health and well being of all Australians. It shows an ALP face and heart.

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With the many trines and other signatures pointing to a Labor win I will not be surprised if it will be a landslide win for Bill Shorten and Labor. 

Of course – I could be mistaken. Of course, I could be projecting my wishes onto the symbols. I accept those limitations and hope you read this as it’s meant to be taken –  thoughts of someone who cares for our beautiful country, star gazing with wonder and making calculated guesses.

For those not familiar with Astrological terms like aspects – conjunction, sextile, square, trine, opposite just click here.

For those not familiar with Astrological term Houses just click here.

Venus Sextile Mars

Shows a warm heartedness and friendliness towards other people.
There is a protective instinct that leads to creating policies which make a safe and secure community for all.

Saturn Opposition Moon’s North Node

This shows that there will be a closer relationship between the generations than there was before. It points to a healing of the wealth/opportunity rift that arose during the dark days of the neolib financial establishment with its low taxes for the rich and negative gearing for the older superannuated while the younger generations lost out.

There is a sense of responsibility towards others, coupled with strong feelings of loyalty and duty.

Neptune Trine Moon’s North Node

There is a sensitivity here which reveals a capability to empathise with the disadvantaged and sense their needs. It points to a more compassionate government.

Pluto in Capricorn

This a generational placement of Pluto which shows the generation of people that will destroy and replace structures that have outlived their time and usefulness. We will see this in the efforts to alleviate Climate Change and the use of renewable energy along with electric vehicles. We will see a transformation of many systems (business, economic,political) that we have taken for granted regardless of who wins this election. However, with an ALP win this transformation will happen in a far more gentler way than with a conservative LNP government.

2nd House Cusp Ruler, Moon, in 6th House

The Moon in political astrology denotes the PEOPLE. So, in this context having the Moon in the sixth house means that employment rate will improve. It also shows that the peoples’ health will be looked after and this points to improvement of Medicare services for all Australians.

7th House Cusp Ruler, Jupiter, in 7th House

There will be a motivation within government to form relationships and unions with many diverse organisations that look after the welfare of the people. This will be an active seeking and initiating of new relationships perhaps prompted by technological innovations in communication.


What do the Stars Say? Australian Federal Election 2019 – Bill Shorten

March 6, 2019

The possible Election dates are 11 May, 18 May, 25 May and 1 June. So, just look at the dates of the transits (planets passing over the birth position of planets) to see what may eventuate. Since the day for election has not been called yet this reading will include ALL possible dates. I will only look at the transits relevant to Bill Shorten and Scott Morrison for the period between now 5 March and 17 June, 2019. If you are too impatient to read the whole post I can say that the stars are pointing to an ALP win regardless of which date. However, you may find it interesting to see what the stars are showing week by week & to see if the schedule below is close to what happens day by day 🙂

A NOTE about Timing – The dates given are the times when planets are either approaching or moving away from the positions of same at time of birth. Whilst the astronomical data is exact the timing of aspect influence on peoples’ behaviour is NOT – so please make an allowance for this. With weather forecasting it is well known that the further away the time of forecast is the less accuracy there is of an exact time. This would be amplified many times with astrology. Though there may be discrepancies in the EXACT times the general vibe should be there.

Australia’s Chart with transits for all possible Election dates is HERE.

By the way – if you want to know what my approach is to this ancient art of Astrology just go here

Bill Shorten

6 March 2019 – Beyond 1 Aug 2019 Jupiter passing through his 6th House

For the whole period of Election Campaigning and during the Election Shorten has transiting Jupiter passing through his 6th House. This shows that his focus is on his relations with his coworkers ie his ALP team. For ALP this period is a wholesome and enjoyable time.

This vibe will be a constant backdrop to all the other transits which is very promising of an ALP win.

This is in complete contrast to Morrison’s transits in the 10th House.

Transiting Uranus is passing through Morrison’s 10th House

For the whole period of Election Campaign & during the Election he has the “expect anything” Uranus giving his political career path an erratic and changeable feeling. He will need to guard his reputation and his “leadership” mask / persona during this period, because any insensitive or inappropriate behaviour could backfire on him and cause possible embarrassment and failure to win the election.

This vibe will be a constant backdrop to all the other transits. Just this transit already shows LNP chances of winning the election don’t look good.

From 21 Feb 2019 to 18 Mar 2019

Transiting Saturn Trine (120 degrees) Natal Pluto

Bill is disciplined and focused. He is able to compromise in a constructive way. This transit shows he is a powerful force to be reckoned with.

On  5 March 2019 to 10 March Aspect is most powerful

Bill’s desire to bring about Labor ideals about social and political reform now is particularly pronounced. He will to take on the neolib trickle down ideology in an effective way during this week. Expect policy announcements that will demonstrate his social justice, fair go vision.

13/03/2019 Exact Transiting Mars trine Pluto:

Possibly some of Shorten’s hidden positive qualities will manifest. Perceptions of his abilities and what a Labor win will mean for Australians changes for the better.

17/03/2019 Exact Transiting Mars trine Uranus:

Outworn elements of Labor and aspects of Shorten’s image are replaced by exciting new facets. There will be a feeling that the extraordinary can be accomplished. Lots of positive vibes.

17/03/2019 Exact Mars conjunct Sun:

Energy is especially high. Much can be accomplished if Shorten’s ego energies don’t get out of hand.

17/03/2019 Exact Mars conjunct Mercury:

Shorten may have tendency to speak with conviction which could develop into a sharp tongue if challenged. There is a risk in travel.

From 23 Mar 2019 to 7 Jun 2019

Transiting Saturn Trine (120 degrees) Natal Uranus :

Shorten has a healthy sense of responsibility and is open to new ideas. Whereas before he may have had obstacles to implement his vision he now feels that breakthroughs are imminent.

24/03/2019 Exact Mars conjunct Ascendant :

Shorten should keep a watchful eye on how he comes across to others for the next couple of days, since he now has considerable personal energy and confidence.  He does not want to lose control of his energy or offend others as he goes after an ALP win.

From 28 Mar 2019 to 2 Jun 2019

Transiting Saturn Trine (120 degrees) Natal Sun

Shorten is purposeful and capable of achieving his goals. It points to him becoming Prime Minister. Tasks which may have seemed difficult in the past can now be tackled in a step by step way with patience and courage.

29/03/2019  Exact Mars sextile Jupiter:

ALP is seen to be working as a well oiled machine, cooperation and team efforts progress smoothly. There is a lively enthusiasm within the ALP which boosts confidence.

4/04/2019 Exact Pluto sextile Neptune:

This transit occurs once in a lifetime and is a time of spiritual awakening and exploration. During this time people gain a greater understanding of the “swinging door” nature of life and death. It is very likely that Shorten will encounter the issue of death in his life during this time, although not necessarily because of any danger to him. Whatever the reason, Shorten will feel a need to explore the question of life after death.

7/04/2019  Exact Mars square Midheaven:

Shorten may have aggressive energy on this day that can get him into conflict with others. He should pay attention to the way he appears in the media.

From 8 Apr 2019 to 26 May 2019 ( Exact 30 Apr 2019)

Transiting Saturn Trine (120 degrees) Natal Mercury

Shorten’s mental perception is sharp & clear during this transit, enabling him to embrace new ideas and projects knowing he will succeed. He will have a realistic outlook on what can be achieved because he may well be Prime Minister if election held before 1 June.

11/04/2019 Exact Uranus sextile Venus:

This transit occurs only twice in each 84-year cycle of Uranus.

Unexpected business / policy / program opportunities may arise now. This is a good time to explore original ideas especially if they involve areas ruled by Venus (such as entertainment, the arts, music) or Uranus (science, high tech, internet, space exploration). We may see some new policy announcements around this time in those areas.

13/04/2019 Exact Mars sextile Saturn:

Election campaign is running smoothly. Energy is sustained in co-operative efforts by the whole ALP working closely with people on the ground in local communities. Even Business and Industry interests seem supportive. Shorten and ALP just have to take care of details.

17/04/2019  Exact Saturn trine Uranus:

This transit occurs twice in every 28- to 30-year cycle of Saturn, so we may experience it several times in our lifetime. It provides of sense of structure and the open-mindedness to try out new ideas.  At this time we can view life as being exciting rather than challenging. So, Shorten is having an exciting time!

Shorten has the patience required to plan carefully yet he is excited by the unexplored pathways before him- the pathways that may appear when he is Prime Minister. If he can successfully blend the two energies – patience and enthusiasm, he will be rewarded big time.

People will respect and admire him for his innovative ideas and his ability to persevere and achieve results.

22/04/2019  Exact Saturn trine Sun:

Saturn only trines Sun twice in its 28- to 30-year cycle.

Everything is going more smoothly than at other times. Shorten is able to plan ahead and together with his team, take care of all the minute details necessary to ensure success.  Now is a time for getting a great deal of work done, and ALP will make great progress with comparatively little effort in winning over people.

25/04/2019  Exact Mars trine Mars:

Energies blend with the tasks at hand. There is considerable constructive force available. Shorten’s and ALP confidence soars.

28/04/2019  Exact Mars square Pluto:

This combination can be dangerous to the election campaign. Shorten must avoid possible angry scenes. Though this aspect can be seen as limiting the chances of winning, because of the momentum built up and if Shorten can avoid any ugly angry situations, ALP should be able to survive it.

29/04/2019 Uranus is in the 12th House:

Uranus is in the 12th house now. What is buried, hidden or secret could manifest without warning. Enemies or a past scandal may surface.

1/05/2019  Exact Mars square Uranus:

Expect the unexpected. Anything can happen but looking at the TOTAL picture if Election is held on 1 May, ALP will win but it may be a cliffhanger.

8/05/2019 Exact (This aspect happened on 22 April as well) Saturn trine Sun:

Everything is going more smoothly than at other times. Shorten is able to plan ahead and together with his team, take care of all the minute details necessary to ensure success.  Now is a time for getting a great deal of work done, and ALP will make great progress with comparatively little effort in winning over people.

12/05/2019 Exact (This aspect happened on 17 April) Saturn trine Uranus:

This transit occurs twice in every 28- to 30-year cycle of Saturn, so we may experience it several times in our lifetime. It provides of sense of structure and the open-mindedness to try out new ideas.  At this time we can view life as being exciting rather than challenging. So, Shorten is having an exciting time!

Shorten has the patience required to plan carefully yet he is excited by the unexplored pathways before him- the pathways that may appear when he is Prime Minister. If he can successfully blend the two energies – patience and enthusiasm, he will be rewarded big time.

People will respect and admire him for his innovative ideas and his ability to persevere and achieve results.

14/05/2019 Exact (This aspect happened on 4 April) Pluto sextile Neptune:

This transit occurs once in a lifetime and is a time of spiritual awakening and exploration. During this time people gain a greater understanding of the “swinging door” nature of life and death. It is very likely that Shorten will encounter the issue of death in his life during this time, although not necessarily because of any danger to him. Whatever the reason, Shorten will feel a need to explore the question of life after death.

19/05/2019  Exact Mars conjunct Venus:

Creativity is strong. There may dancing in the street if Shorten wins on 18 May, 2019.

24/05/2019 Exact Mars trine Midheaven:

This transit brings self-confidence and if the election is held on 25 May it augers well for a Shorten win.

29/05/2019 Exact Mars square Saturn:

If election is on 1 June then Shorten must have patience and pay attention to details to prevent accidents and mistakes.

Jupiter square Uranus:

This transit is likely to manifest itself in one of two possible extremes – a change from Leader of the Opposition to Prime Minister or a loss. I think looking at the overall picture – it shows that Shorten won the Election on 1 June, 2019

5/06/2019 Exact Uranus sextile Midheaven:

This transit will occur only twice in each 84-year cycle of Uranus, so it will usually happen no more than once in a person’s lifetime. This transit in Shorten’s life a few days after 1 June (if the election was held then) or a few weeks after the other possible dates shows that he has changed his job to Prime Minister. It also shows that he will change his residence and look forward to a whole new life as Australia’s Prime Minister.

The transits over the next 2 weeks show a consolidation of the new position and life for Bill Shorten.

13/06/2019 Exact Mars sextile Pluto:

This transit shows tremendous energy in group activities. A change of Government will definitely require great energy and enthusiasm to bring about a new order.

17/06/2019  Exact Mars sextile Uranus:

This transit shows innovative actions and stimulating associations offering excitement because of the new government.

17/06/2019  Exact Mars sextile Sun:

Self confidence soars. Group projects and programs can be accomplished now.

Malcolm Turnbull’s Astro Trends 21 Aug to 29 Oct 2018

August 21, 2018

Inner Chart – Malcolm Turnbull,

Outer Chart – Position of Stars on 21 August, 2018

Astrologers need the birth time of a person to make accurate readings. I do not know Malcolm Turnbull’s time of birth so I just use 12.00 PM. This means that my readings do not take into account the Houses – the 12 segments you see in the above chart. I just look at the aspects which planets make with each other.

I sent the following through Twitter on 17 August. Today, Tuesday 21 August was the first Leadership spill. Turnbull was challenged by Peter Dutton.

“Uranus square Mars: 26/09/2018 3:22 AM, Exact

This transit has just started to influence Turnbull. By mid to end September it will be in full effect.

This transit only occurs twice in every 84 years. Turnbull feels oppressed and that he must break free no matter what the cost. He may act rashly or impulsively. If he does, he may have some shit fights with the other more conservative LNP pollies.

The real challenge of this transit is for Turnbull to gain more confidence in his policy stance against the conservative forces.

It is necessary that he asserts himself now, and to do so without him becoming aggressive. This transit may make Turnbull open his mouth in anger, so if he wants to remain Leader he better be careful with what he says and HOW he says it. This transit will bring many upsetting surprises to deal with.

Turnbull has to assert himself, he just has to be careful to do so with discretion now. Otherwise, the Abbott / Dutton followers may decide to “knock the chip off his shoulder,” and he will have a full-scale war on his hands.”

Notice that the culmination of this transit is 26 September, 2018. What we are witnessing now is the beginnings of this influence.

Looking at the other planetary aspects we find that Turnbull’s position doesn’t improve. In fact we find that October is going to have even more impact on Turnbull’s leadership.

On 12 October we have Mars squaring Turnbull’s Saturn. This is when the planets make an exact 90 degree angle to each other. So, Mars started its squaring earlier following on from the exact 90 degree square of Uranus on his Mars.

Mars square Saturn: 12/10/2018 5:49 AM, Exact

 Turnbull will feel incredible frustration and anger which may lead to the desire to smash something. He won’t but his anger will be palpable.

Mars square Mercury: 16/10/2018 2:14 AM, Exact

 Turnbull may start using his acid barrister way of speaking as a weapon if the frustration escalates rather than breaking something. We may witness this in the media.

Jupiter square Pluto: 23/10/2018 1:57 PM, Exact

   If another spill hasn’t happened yet, then it will by now. There could be LNP members lining up to throw mud at Turnbull and willing to expose all sorts of crap about his leadership style and other secrets just to destroy his leadership.

People will be expecting Turnbull to make a stand about his real beliefs and convictions. So, he will be forced to do so. He has to try not to come across as arrogant and express a “holier than thou” attitude when it comes to climate change.

Jupiter trine Uranus: 29/10/2018 1:34 AM, Exact

 There is now some respite from all these troubles and heavy transits.

This may signify the peace and the opportunities Turnbull will have when he leaves politics.


Malcolm Turnbull’s Hot August Blues

August 3, 2017

Just a few notes on the next few weeks of this month about Prime Minister Turnbull’s emotional weather. This forecast is based on a few important planetary aspects which the planets of this month are making with Turnbull’s natal chart.

For those new to astrology – these angles of the planets’ movements against the blueprint of a person’s birth are called transits.

There are 4 major transits occurring for Turnbull in August.

One – Uranus Squaring (90 degrees) Uranus of his birth chart started in 24 May, 2017 and will last until 16 October 2017.

It was in an exact square (90 degrees) on 17 June, 2017 and will be again on 20 September, 2017. 

This transit happens around the age 20 – 21 and again in the mid 60’s. When it occurs there’s a desire for freedom and an urge to break away from authority. Hence its connection with young adulthood and the age of retirement. When you are in your twenties it manifests as rebellious energy and seeking new worlds, new experiences.

When it happens in the mid 60’s it may manifest itself as a need to break free of responsibilities and to exhale a sigh of freedom. There’s a feeling that you have done enough and have given a huge amount of time and energy to everybody and everything except yourself. Now it’s time to be yourself and think about starting again on a new venture. It feels like the ideal time to make the move.

In Turnbull’s life it may manifest as time to express his true beliefs and give a big middle finger to the conservative forces in the Liberal National Party. We all know what he thinks about same sex marriage and the republic.  This transit may form the background psychological muzac that comforts him – the siren call of a new life out of politics. He can do what he likes – he’s rich enough.

So, I wouldn’t be surprised if he just walks off the job – does a NSW Premier Baird act – spend more time with the family – which is really – get away from this hell and spend some time doing what he wants rather than what he feels is his duty.

If he does walk it may happen around 20 September.

The feeling to leave will be particularly fed by the other three transits occurring in August.

Let’s look at the first coming up now.

Mars square Saturn:  Sunday 6 August, 2017 

TUrnbull Transits Mars sq Saturn 6 Aug 2017 copy

This transit was in an exact 90 degree angle – square on Sunday 6 August, 2017 at 11.39AM. As with all transits the planets are moving and as they get closer to the birth chart planet they are waxing in their influence and as they leave they wane in their influence. So, this transit was starting its influence about a week or so before.

We saw this with Abbott’s team input and the same sex marriage plebiscite issue.

Mars squaring Turnbull’s Saturn shows frustrated anger and the fact that conservatives are trying to stop a vote on SSM may lead Turnbull to want to smash something.

If he loses his patience on Monday, 7 August in the special Party meeting he may make a pivotal mistake for his political career. However, as stated earlier with the Uranus aspect playing in the background it shouldn’t be a biggie for his inner world.

Mars square Mercury: Wednesday 9 August 2017 

Mercury in this context is communication and seeing it’s in the political arena we may see Turnbull say something which can be construed as a weapon if he is annoyed. It looks like he will be after that special Party meeting. In the above chart Mercury is right next to Saturn.

Mars conjunct Pluto: Thursday 31 August 2017 

TUrnbull Transits Mars conj Pluto 31 Aug 2017 titles

After the special Party meeting on 7 August Turnbull has been annoyed and we may see around this day, Thursday 31 August a ruthless power struggle. This could be expressed in ego trips – between Tony Abbott and Turnbull.

After all this we may see Malcolm Turnbull either walk away or be toppled around Wednesday 20 September.

Please remember the dates mentioned above are approximate and that this reading is an emotional weather forecast of our Prime Minister. Not all weather forecasts are correct but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a good idea to bring along an umbrella just in case.

For more info see this post >>

Predicting Election Results with Astrology

Emotional Weather Forecasting – Political Astrology

June 10, 2017

I’ve decided from now on when I do astrological analysis and forecasting about politics I will only forecast the “emotional weather”.

When I did the Australian Election in 2016 I forecast an ALP Shorten win. In the review of the astrological reading I wrote that the forecast could be considered correct because the reading was really a “Joy Meter” ie which of the candidates would feel joy at the final result. Looked at this way the astrological reading was spot on because Turnbull was miserable and Shorten was joyful at the result. However, given the way the voting system worked with preferences etc Turnbull’s LNP won.

So, my prediction was wrong. If I predicted who would be joyous, my prediction would have been correct.

The method I used with the Australian Election was based on the transits (planets passing over the birth chart) on the day of the election. Doing the Election forecast this way meant that I had two horoscopes to look at – Malcolm Turnbull’s and Bill Shorten’s.  These links give the transits and their readings leading up to 2 July, 2016 election.

When I did the UK Election in 2017 horoscope I thought I’d experiment and do a national UK – Britain chart with the transiting Election date planets.

In this case there was no comparison “Joy Meter” of the candidates because I didn’t do Therese May’s or Jeremy Corbyn’s horoscopes. I just did the national chart. On Dec. 25, 1066 William the Conqueror was crowned King of England and this is the birth date of Britain I used. Click here for an interesting reading of this chart.

United Kingdom Horoscope

UK 1066

UK Election Transits over Britain’s Horoscope

UK Election June 8 2017 1066

And this is the tweet I sent before the start of the Election 2017.

Twitter UKElection Tweet for Blog


I said the chart showed a Labour win. I should have said the chart showed a disruptive, unexpected result – a Labour win or a Hung Parliament.

Here’s an explanation why:

The chart showed transiting Pluto moving through the 10th House making a conjunction with Natal Mercury  and Uranus making a soft conjunction with Britain’s Ascendant. Many of you reading this would read those words and say in a polite way – “WTF?”

I’ll try to explain.

Transiting Pluto

Tranist Pluto Britain Chart

Pluto takes about 247 years to orbit the Sun and spends about 20.6 years in each House. Transits from Pluto bring intense power struggles and transformation of an epic nature. They are considered very challenging with the promise of rebirth or renewal by going through a kind of death.

The 10th House – Corresponds to the president or prime minister, the chief executive, the government and the person representing the government as its head. This house rules the leadership and it reflects upon the nation’s status among other nations, its honour and recognition abroad, the nation’s influence in the world and world opinion of it. It rules the party in power.

Pluto is also conjunct Mercury.

Mercury signifies all forms of communication; newspapers, magazines, mail, speech, websites, blogs, all social media. Mercury governs intellectual trends and media events.

So putting the three together we have an incredibly intense transformation of the Government, a death and a rebirth of leadership. This same intense transformation is occurring in the media and communications in all its forms. This includes the influence of mainstream media. This transit shows that the Murdoch Press influence is dying in its influence and something else is taking its place – Social Media. The same transformation is happening with the peoples’ desire for a change in policy direction. Away from neoliberalism bull shit greed head policies to more socially inclusive policies.

Since Pluto stays in a House for just over 20 years and it is only half way through the house we can see that this transformation is only half way there. Indeed, Pluto will be conjunct the Sun in a few years which shows that there will be a complete change in Government and its policy direction. Perhaps this will be a throwing away of the old Thatcher neoliberalism policy stance and an embrace of a more human, inclusive democratic socialist policy stance. Yes, a Labour Government in full power.

If there is another election in 4 years time, 2021 the chart shows this is a real possibility.


Transiting Uranus

Tranist Uranus Britain Chart

Uranus takes about 84 years to orbit the Sun and spends about 7 years in each House. Transits from Uranus bring extreme disruption and changes to the houses and the planets it touches.

1st House – Corresponds to the country and its people, the masses, the outlook of the nation, its attitude as a unit, the strength and vitality of the country as a whole, national traits and habits. This house represents those being governed, the nation or group as a whole. The sign on the cusp and planets within represent outlook, image and characteristics. The First House concerns include domestic and interior affairs, general conditions, the health and well-being of the tax paying citizens, opinions, public consciousness and psychology of the masses.

Having Uranus in the first House signifies a disruption in the peoples’ attitude, consciousness and stance towards the current Government.

Both the 1st House and 10th House are Angular Houses and in astrology the four Angular Houses (1st, 7th, 10th and 4th) are considered to be the most sensitive points of a chart.

To have Pluto in the 10th House and Uranus in the 1st House means a big change was afoot.

For the above reasons I made my forecast that there will be a change of Government and thus a Labour win. However, currently it is a hung parliament and Conservatives may make Government with Northern Ireland DUP. This is why I said at the start I should have said the Election result will disrupt the status quo not necessarily a Labour win.

Review of Astrological Readings #Election2016

July 11, 2016

Well, it’s taken just over a week for the result to be clear that Malcolm Turnbull won the election. I predicted a Bill Shorten win and I was wrong. I also said that if the result differed from my forecast that people should not blame the Stars but look at my interpretation.

Now is the right time to explain the rationale of my astrological method and I hope when I do you will see the method did produce a correct result, it’s just that I ticked a wrong box.

Using transits as an astrological method of prediction is very old- at least 5,000 years. It is simply seeing where the planets are at a future date from the date and time of birth and looking at these positions together. The birth chart is the blue print of the life and as the planets and stars move across the skies they move over the original blueprint of the life. The positions of these heavenly bodies apart from making angles to each others’ current position also make angles to their original birth position. Thus we have a double chart with the person’s birth chart in the centre and the passing transit planets the outer chart. As we see here:

Turnbull Canberra 2 July 2016 with abbott turnbull face

Bill Shorten photo Canberra 2 July 2016

In the 20th Century, Astrology took on a humanistic approach influenced by psychological theories, especially Carl Jung. Astrological effects, from this perspective, were inner, psychological influences and experiences. Gone were the more ancient concepts of “Good and Bad Stars”, of Stars determining an individual’s Fate. So, “Bad” became “challenging” and “Good” became “harmonious” for the inner world of the individual ie their psychological state.

Looking at and analysing transits from this psychological perspective means that we are looking at the influence of the planets on the inner psychological state of the individual. So “Good” transits will give good, positive emotional experiences and “Bad” transits will give bad, negative emotional experiences. Obviously within this duality of “Good and Bad” there’s a spectrum and within this spectrum there are nuanced interpretations. This is where the Angles and the Orbs come in to assist in reading the nuanced spectrum of emotional experience.

I took the simple formula that if an individual experiences good, positive emotional vibes then the outer world the individual is immersed in will also be positive. So, my simple formula meant that if Bill Shorten or Malcolm Turnbull experienced positive transits then these positive planetary positions signalled a win and vice versa.

The astrological readings of the Election 2016 (written about 3 months before the election) showed that Bill Shorten will experience progressively positive emotional states and that he would grow in confidence until the election and beyond. This is why I called a win for ALP. Conversely, the readings showed that Turnbull was in trouble emotionally and thus he would lose.

What is also interesting about these readings is that at the time of publishing everybody was writing Bill Shorten off. Malcolm Turnbull’s popularity was fading but no mainstream media journalist could see the possibility of an ALP win. The astrological readings here did.

If we look at what happened on 2 July, 2016 – Election Day, psychologically, Bill Shorten was ecstatic and Malcolm Turnbull was not a very happy man.

This is why I said at the beginning of this post that the reading was correct, it was just that I ticked the wrong box because I had the wrong question. If the question was – who would be the happiest on 2 July, 2016, and I answered Bill Shorten, there would be no question about the correctness of my reading.

However, I didn’t answer that question. I answered who would win the election and I was wrong.

I also tried an experimental reading a few days before the election because I and others wanted something a bit more current than the readings I made three months before. As we all know, the planets move at their own inexorable pace and the only way I could think of giving us another more current view was to do something different. I decided that since the election would affect our country, Australia, perhaps a transit analysis of Australia on Election day would give us an insight.

Some people are surprised that a country can have an astrological chart too. The reality is that ANYTHING that has a beginning or a birth can have a chart. There are stock market traders who use astrology to trade companies and corporations who use the birth of the company as its horoscope! Many Forex traders take note of the day to day transits over Foreign Exchanges – like London, New York ,Sydney and Tokyo. People would be surprised to learn that many Asian businesses and stock market traders use their own native methods of Astrology to assist their projections and investment strategies.

Events also have a birth and I have used this for the Cultural Stomp 1997, Woomera 2002, Baxter 2003 and the Flotillas of Hope 2004. I have also used it for some important TAFE projects I managed. Mind you, I never told anyone who worked with me at TAFE I did this because I knew they’d think I was crazy. Not bragging here, but I won National and State TAFE Quality Awards for different projects I initiated and coordinated that had astrological support. The astrological readings of these gave me insights I could never get from any other source and the confidence to push ahead and be immersed in the events. Astrology also gave me the appropriate time  to leave TAFE and start on another journey in my life.

Coming back to Australia and its horoscope – I read the transits of the Election Day and I saw that the Election would be very close and a result delayed for quite a while. I did the reading on 30 June, 2016 and that is exactly what happened. Indeed, it took over a week for Bill Shorten to concede defeat and we still don’t know the final result yet as of today, 10 July, 2016.

Election Bi Chart Canberra transit with Australia

I found doing Australia’s Chart an interesting challenge because I couldn’t empathise in a “psychological” way as I did with Shorten and Turnbull because I was dealing with a country. I had to refocus my “imagining” and surprisingly it took an engine like imaging where the planetary forces became “brake and accelerator” like. It is difficult to describe but I will just say it was an energetic reading whereas the Shorten/Turnbull readings were psychological.

Some have asked me to continue my astrological readings given the current state of play in Australia’s governance. If I do I will have to work out how to read the Senate and its relationship to the Government. Do I use the day the new Senate sits for the first time as its Birth date? What about Bill Shorten and Malcolm Turnbull, will regular astrological updates assist in reading the political ambience? I don’t know but I’m willing to explore these possibilities.

Thanks to all who have supported me in my astrological deliberations. I do this because it’s fun and because I now know there are others who find it interesting I may continue exploring this incredible and mysterious mode of “knowing” in Australian politics.



Australia’s Chart & #Ausvotes #Election2016

July 1, 2016

Australia’s Election Chart 2 July, 2016.

Charted & Read on Thursday, 30 June, 2016

Election Bi Chart Canberra transit with Australia


Predicting Election Results With Astrology

Bill Shorten

Malcolm Turnbull 


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

Twitter Election 2 close 2 call for blog

Interesting excerpt from a Monthly editorial  by Sean Kelly about Mainstream Media just after the Election 2016.

Twitter Analysis Media from Monthly for 2016 Election blog

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.

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