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.

Predicting Election Results with Astrology

April 1, 2016

Star Code Readings for Australian Election 2016:

ALP Bill Shorten >> Short answer >> ALP will win.

LNP Malcolm Turnbull >> Short answer >> LNP will lose.

Australia’s Chart Reading for #Election2016 #Ausvotes >> Short Answer >> Hung Parliament with negotiated ALP win.

The chances of accurately predicting an election by pollsters and journalists are pretty dismal. If I toss a coin, there’s a 50:50 chance of being right. That’s not bad compared to some political commentators’ predictions.

A few years ago I came across an interesting article that said nearly 80% of astrologers who attempted, accurately predicted the 2012 USA Election outcome at least 3 months and one 26 years before hand! In his 1976 book “The Astrological Chart of the United States, from 1776 to 2141” Gar Osten wrote that the year 2012 would see the “re-election of the incumbent president”.

Intrigued I looked further into it because an 80% correct result is not bad considering most mainstream media had written Obama off before the election. A prediction 26 years beforehand is mind blowing.

I looked into each of the astrologers’ forecasting methods and predictive techniques. I wanted to filter out all approaches that were foreign to my approach and/or would require a level of expertise I didn’t have. By the end of this looking I found one I could adapt to my approach.

It was the simplest.

Now, I’m aware that most of you reading this have a critical and sceptical view on astrology.

For this reason, I’ve wracked my brains over how to structure what I want to say about the coming election because I use astrology as a tool for understanding life. If I wasn’t using this tool to make sense of current political atmospherics and wrote an opinion piece instead, I’d have no worries. For some reason the mention of astrology gets peoples’ backs up and they immediately throw an Art that works with Time into the recycle bin.

Most people are happy to read opinions and commentary based on other biased opinions and commentary churned out in mainstream media. An opinion based on astronomical data ie number, generated by an active imaginative interpretation of this is “superstitious”. However, an opinion based from within a Press Gallery Reality Bubble is not. Is the Press Gallery commentary scientific? No, just an opinion embalmed in a mainstream media consensus reality.

The stars and planets I’m concerned with are archetypal forces (Carl Jung), mytho-poetic currents within humanity. Astrology for me is a means of exploring the edges of rational thought as it touches the unknown. The horoscope is like a semi permeable membrane, it can suspend the ordinary associative processes of the mind and allow a different kind of attention to manifest. This attention, striking off from the symbolic elements of the horoscope gives a different kind of mind environment. Psychologists call it imagination.

JUng collective unconscious

Diagram from:

This way of looking at astrology is not accepted by most astrologers because it banishes star forces, energies, vibrations etc of the external planets and stars. This way of looking at astrology is troublesome for many because it says there is NO intrinsic meaning to the planets. It also points the way to divination. Divinatory astrology puts it on par with other mantic arts – like Tarot and the I Ching. To many astrologers this is anathema because they like to consider it as a “science”.

Some have referred to this kind of astrology as Hermeneutic Astrology:

Hermeneutics is the study of meaning, of how we arrive at our interpretations of things. In the context of astrology the term implies a turning away from the common assumption that a fixed astrological meaning is simply “there”, in front of us, as some sort of fact of nature. The hermeneutic inquiry in astrology reveals the essential dependency of the meaning of symbols on the act of interpretation of that meaning. Seen in this way, horoscope interpretation involves something other than a supposed pre-existent meaning waiting to be decoded, and depends both on the context in which meaning is sought, as well as on the intentionality of the one making the interpretation.” (Cornelius, Geoffrey, C. 1994. “The Moment of Astrology: Origins in Divination”)

jung archetypes

I like to consider this way of looking at astrology as a poetic interpretation of astronomical data. Poetry from numbers and geometry – active imagination in action. The calculations and the process of symbolising are just a pretext to occupy the conscious mind. The complexity of nuance and context for symbolising engages the rational mind while the REAL work is done by the broader and more holistic unconscious. This unconscious insinuates “meaning” beyond the logical limits of rational “complexity”. So, my manner of working these “complexities” is to treat them as a long Zen Koan and the Sky Map – Horoscope as a Yantra.

One can explore consciousness and imagination deeper and look at the structures of mind and the material that appears as is done in various and diverse ways by Phenomenology. I just like to play on the edge of reason, that spot between sanity and insanity, where all the wild creatures are 😉

Sometimes, in flickering moments, astrologising can be vision. A “vision – feeling” into another world that is holographic in structure, energetic and alive. In these rare glimpses, a human and the universe are seen as the same organism. As above so below, Hermes Trismegistus says. A different relationship exists between things – or at least that is what appears when astrological Sun glasses are worn.

Here are two articles by Geoffrey Cornelius that point to a way I look at Astrology Practice “Astrology as Divination” and “Is Astrology Divination and Does it Matter?”

Below are posts in my blog which give further insight into my approach:

Guerilla Ontology

An Experiment With Astrology and the I Ching 


An Astrological Turning 

I’m reminded of a Zen saying, “Don’t look at the finger pointing to the Moon, look at the Moon.”

All this astrological stuff is just a pointing finger.

My finger points to >>

Bill Shorten

Bill Shortn Natal Chart SF

Malcolm Turnbull

Turnbull SF Natal

Tony Abbott

abbott natal


Aust Natal SF


Star Code Reading > Malcolm Turnbull & 2 July, 2016 Election

March 11, 2016

Australia Votes on  2 July, 2016.

When I did the Abbott readings I was lucky in that I also had his Time of Birth. With both Shorten and Turnbull there is no record of their Times of Birth. This means that one of the most significant signs in reading Astrological Charts – the “Angles” is missing.  This reading thus has crucial data missing but one must work with what one has. Even without that data, it is possible to get a “weather” forecast in the fog of the present.

Please see Australia’s Chart for more details regarding Time of Birth.

I will take the planets as passing over Canberra at 6 PM because that’s when most voting booths close in East Coast of Australia. We would be looking at about 85% of Australia’s population.

It’s important that we also look at what the planetary patterns are just leading up to that date.

This is not the place to argue the case for this ancient Art. If you are interested in how I perceive Astrology please click on these links on my blog.

Astrology is not science – it’s an Art. It uses astronomical data to alchemise meaning. It is a symbolic/mythic dowsing tool on dry number landscape. It sees quality in quantity informed by symbolism & mythology. In other words, it is a poetic interpretation of the Heavens above, a type of symbolic imagination in action.

Predicting Election Results with Astrology

Guerilla Ontology

An Experiment With Astrology and the I Ching 


An Astrological Turning 

Here are two articles by Geoffrey Cornelius that point to a way I look at Astrology Practice “Astrology as Divination” and “Is Astrology Divination and Does it Matter?”

I also “play” with the I Ching which informs the way I “play” with Astrology as divination.

I recommend if you want to know more about astrological symbolism as used here visit Wikipedia’s Horoscope .

This reading is based on just one technique of Astrological forecasting – reading transits. I will also look at other methods to see if there is a congruence of readings.

By the Way >> if my prediction is wrong, blame it on my reading, not the stars.

Turnbull Canberra 2 July 2016 with abbott turnbull face

Aust PMs Fire Earth

Abbott was the first Australian Prime Minister to be a Scorpio. Turnbull is the second. What is interesting is that he JUST makes it as a Scorpio. His Sun is 0 degrees 07 minutes Scorpio. In other words, he is less than a quarter of a degree away from being a Libra. This is why the picture in the centre of the chart above shows the two combined faces of Abbott and Turnbull.

It’s funny how this astrological coincidence also reflects itself in the policies of the “new” LNP. How? There is no difference between the “old” Abbott LNP and the “new” Turnbull LNP policy wise. So, it’s a perfect image of the current Prime Minister – a Janus faced leader who presents one  face to reactionary hard core Abbott Conservative dick heads and another to progressives who still believe he will bring compassion. Turnbull can’t and he won’t.

Turnbull Abbott Cartoon

Sydney Morning Herald 28 March, 2016 – Cathy Wilcox

We find that at the beginning the planetary patterns for Turnbull look positive but as we get closer to the Election we see that the Stars do not agree with the media “honeymoon” and that this will dissipate as we approach June.

By the end of  June we will witness Turnbull’s inner “despot” which is just as ugly as Abbott’s but more suave and nuanced. Media will probably skirt over it but the Australian people won’t be fooled.

The dates below are when the angles between the planets are EXACT. As the angle is approached the influence is stronger than after it is exact ie the period BEFORE the EXACT is stronger than AFTER the EXACT.

Please see Aspects and Angles, Orbs and Waxing/Waning for an explanation of how this works in Astrology in Australia’s Chart by clicking here.

10 March – 15 March, 2016 >> Mars sextile (60 degrees) Mars

Turnbull’s energy is high and it looks like it is in sync with the actions of others. T
his is a phase of accomplishment, and a good time to work on the budget.

29 March – 1 June >> Neptune trine (120 degrees) Saturn

Turnbull’s natural optimism finds resonance with this once-in-a-lifetime transit. It brings a healthy mix of idealism and realism and he is able to work very hard now in a practical fashion in order to realise his goals. He knows what he wants and what changes need to be made to achieve it. However, it doesn’t mean that he will be able to achieve what he wants because of the right wing members of his government. Never the less he is pursuing his aims in a positive frame of mind.

It may appear to others that he is denying his real ideals, but actually he just knows what can be done and doesn’t want to be burdened with fighting the right wing of his party. He sees this as excess baggage which can be left behind – for now.  Because of his sincerity and good judgement, he will gain the respect of his progressive peers.

A word of warning about Neptune. While it is associated symbolically with idealism and at times poetic sensibility and mysticism, it is also associated with delusion and gullibility. His Sun has a conjunction with Neptune. This means that they are nearly on top of each other. Remember the Grech Utegate affair and his $10 million grant to the Rain Maker – a nephew of Rupert Murdoch?

Turnbull, according to this planetary pattern has poor discernment and judgement.

So, whilst this aspect seems to auger well, it could also be he is deluding himself and the people with his “smooth” approach.

 24 March – 30 March, 2016 >> Mars sextile (60 degrees) Mars

Turnbull’s energy is high again and it looks like it is in sync with the actions of others. This is a phase of accomplishment, and a good time to work on the budget.

27 March, 2016 >> Mars conjunct (0 degrees) Venus

He is feeling “frisky” and flirtatious. His creative energies are strong. There could be arguments if people in his party don’t return his “positive” energy.

Roy Morgan Poll 28 March, 2018 >>

Morgan Poll 28 March 2016


I’m trying an experiment here with the April Star Code Readings. I am using shorter orbiting planets to give shorter time frame readings. I will post them just before the week coming up. 

April 3 to about April 10, 2016 >>  Mercury (the planet of Communication) is forming a pattern with 4 other planets – Neptune, Uranus, Jupiter and Mars that augers troubling communications between Turnbull, his Government and the Australian people.

April 3 – April 5 >> Mercury opposite (180 degrees) Neptune

His communication is mixed and confused, with much misunderstanding, if not deception. His thinking is foggy and he is more gullible, swayed by feelings, ideals rather than real situations as they are.

Think Grech Utegate but not as dangerous. Perhaps it points to his misplaced trust and loyalty to Arthur $inodino$ (To respect Bob Ellis last wish he asked people to write Sinodinos name in that manner.). This is one of the least favourable times for Turnbull to make policy decisions or react to events that require clear thinking.

From Australian Financial Review 1 April, 2016 >>

Twitter confused msgs

April  5 –  April 6 >> Mercury Square (90 degrees)  Uranus

Uranus is the planet of the unexpected so Turnbull needs to be flexible and as agile as he talks about so that he can think on his feet. He will be pulled in many directions jumping from one thing to another very quickly. He may scatter his energy doing this.

If Bill can find something to distract Turnbull even more it will be to ALP’s advantage.

On the positive side for Turnbull, he may come up with an original plan that may appear crazy at first but may come to be useful.

April  5 –  April 6 >> Mercury Square (90 degrees) Jupiter

In keeping with the other planets relationship with Mercury, this square to Jupiter points to a disinclination to look at all the details, fine print and all the facts of situations so there may be an error of judgement.

April  5 –  April 7 >> Mercury Square (90 degrees) Mars

Turnbull will make errors in haste, he may speak too forcefully, use sharp words on impulse. Accidents may occur due to restlessness and impatience.

He feels that he has to fight for what he wants or believes in, and he is very clear, decisive, and convincing right now, but he also tends to stir up more controversy or competitive feelings than is really necessary.

4 April,2016  >> Herald Sun   Malcolm Turnbull’s a Dud

Turnbull dud Herald Sun 4 April

April 16 – Apr 18, 2016 >> Sun Square (90 degrees) Uranus

Parliament Recalled April 18, 2016

Turnbull’s  usual routine is likely to be disrupted now, either by “freak” accidents beyond his control or by his own impatience with the status quo. This impatiance is shown by his push to have the ABCC legislation through so that he gets his Double Dissolution Election. Stars show sudden unexpected events, and breaking free of confining situations and relationships are very  likely. This could be the recalling of Parliament, an even that hasn’t happened in over 30 years.

April 18 –  April 19, 2016 >> Sun Square (90 degrees) Jupiter

Turnbull feels optimistic and possibly extravagant now. He is less cautious than usual, feeling that nothing can possibly go wrong.  If he is inclined to go to excesses in any manner, this tendency is exaggerated at this time.

April 18 –  April 20, 2016 >>  Sun Opposite (180 degrees) Sun

This is a time for him to  get others’ opinions and feedback about himself and what he is doing. Relationships of all types are activated now and cooperation, compromise, and adjustments to others’ viewpoints are key issues that require his attention. If he compromises with the hard right of LNP we may see him push their agenda. This depends on the strength of the moderates. However, we must remember Howard got rid of most of them.

April 20 – April 22, 2016 >>  Sun Square (90 degrees) Mars

Turnbull feels he knows just what he wants right now and woe to anyone or anything that gets in his way!

He is much more likely to become domineering, pushy, or inconsiderate of others now. Accidents, mistakes made in haste, or ego conflicts may occur due to his impatience and wilfulness.

Positively, his physical energy is high and he could accomplish a great deal.

April 26 – Apr 27, 2016 >>  Venus Opposite (180 degress) Neptune

This planetary pattern brings out Turnbull’s more dreamy side. One can say his more idealistic, tolerant, and selfless side in his relationships. This may  cause him to act against his own interests. However, his own interests, since he is Prime Minister and Leader of LNP are broader than just himself.

Decisions involving policy or important commitments, therefore, should probably be made some other time. Remember also that Neptune is an important planet for him because of its proximity to the Sun.

April 30 – May 1, 2016 >>  Sun Opposite (180 degrees) Saturn

Turnbull will feel that circumstances, other people, or the whole world is against him. He will feel overwhelmed by demands, outside pressures, or his responsibilities and he will be looking at his position with serious doubt or pessimism.

Others don’t seem to help, even if they try to. He needs to be alone pursuing some solitary activity or to reflect on his situation. He probably won’t be able to get away to do this because of his responsibilities. He is not a happy chap.

This does not auger well for the release of Federal Budget on 3 May, 2016.

13 May, 2016 – Interesting observation made by Eddy Jokovich that Turnbull admits he’s going to lose because the Election Campaign material does not mention the Liberal Party but just the Turnbull Coalition Team label.

Twitter Turnbull's Party from newpolitics dot com

4 June, 2016 >> Mars trine (120 degrees) Uranus

There are changes in the wind as Turnbull replaces outworn elements (they could be MP’s or policies) with “exciting” new facets. He feels he can accomplish the extraordinary.

7 June – 23 July, 2016 >> Mars square (90 degrees) Pluto

 This pattern has been in the background for a while now, like a barely audible drumbeat. This drumbeat has an  Abbott “tone”. Now we can hear it loud and clear. Turnbull’s inner despot may appear if he is challenged by his colleagues over any of the changes he wishes to implement.

We may witness angry scenes and disharmony. The apparent “unity of purpose” of the LNP  Government Turnbull wants to show the Australian people may be exposed as bull shit.

It is this pattern which forecasts Turnbull’s chances of winning the Election are poor.

Twitter Turnbull Abbott rear view mirror


This reading is based on just one technique of Astrological forecasting – reading transits. I will also look at other methods to see if there is a congruence of readings.

Turnbull’s Election chart is a strange combination of positive and negative – like sweet and sour sauce. Everything looks like it is going beautifully and smoothly. However, underneath this facade, which our mainsteam media ignore, is the presence of the Right Wing Crusaders who cannot bear Turnbull. Abbott is their mascot and as we approach July in the weeks before, things may explode for his government.

Given the positive reading of Shorten’s chart and comparing it with this Turnbull chart, I conclude that Bill Shorten will win the election  on 2 July, 2016.

I will also look at other techniques to see if there is agreement with these readings.

A Note on Timing Events

A principle that many people confuse is how synchronicity appears. Carl Jung coined this term to label experiences which may not be connected causally but are connected subjectively by being meaningful to the person.

With synchronicity the elements of experience which are connected subjectively show that correlation is not necessarily causation. So, just because skirt hems go up doesn’t mean that this causes stock prices to go up (Skirt Length Theory). This is just an interesting correlation.

 Celestial phenomena can be seen acting as signs rather than causes. Just as a clock on the wall is capable of telling you that it is 9:00 in the morning without actually being the cause or reason that it is 9:00,the planets may be similarly thought to be capable of giving signs of future events without necessarily being the reason that those events occur.

So with Astrology just because certain planetary patterns coincide with certain events does not mean that these planetary patterns cause the events!

Timing events in Astrology  seeks the time when certain planet orbits and angles between the planets happen. When certain angles eg conjunction (0 degrees between two planets), opposition (180 degrees) and squares (90 degrees) happen exactly then an event congruent with the planet may happen. This does NOT mean that this combination of planetary motion caused the event. It is a happy coincidence 🙂

The larger the orbits of the planets the longer the time which is covered in the reading. So, a Pluto / Jupiter angle can cover a very long period of time but a Moon / Mercury a very short time.

These readings have only looked at relatively long spans of time like months and weeks.  I may take a closer look later when we are sure about the election date with shorter time frames.

planets orbits time

Star Code Reading > Australia’s Astrological Chart

March 3, 2016

Some general observations:

Since Federation, fire and earth signs have been in charge for 96 years out of a possible 112.

The first Scorpio Prime Minister was Tony Abbott and the second Malcolm Turnbull.

Bill Shorten is a Taurus which is an Earth sign and Tanya Plibersek Deputy Leader is Sagittarius – a Fire sign.

Time of Birth Issues

The reality is that if the Time of Birth is not known then precise readings are not possible. In Astrology, some of the most important signs are the Angles which are determined by an accurate Time of Birth. Most astrologers consider the transits of Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto to the Angles, the Ascendant and Midheaven, to be among the most important transits in a person’s life.

However an error in the birth time of just 15 minutes can make the timing of these transits to Angles off by a minimum of two months (when the outer planet is moving quickly and the ascendant sign is of long ascension — like Leo, Virgo, Libra and Scorpio in Northern latitudes) to over one year if the outer planet is moving slowly (i.e. near its station), to a maximum of seven years for someone with Pisces or Aries, short ascension signs in the Northern Hemisphere, rising!

In other words, unless the birth time is very accurate, the timing of transits to Angles must be considered impossible to determine with any precision.

However, if we only consider the angles between planets (aspects) we may get a picture of what may lay ahead – maybe a bit fuzzy about the timing, but at least something.

There will be  links to the charts  showing the transiting planets over their charts during July, August, Sept and October because we do not have a date for the Election as of this writing. When we know the date I can then concentrate & focus on that date to gain a clearer picture.

Aspects and Angles, Orbs and Waxing/Waning


The orb of an aspect is how far from exact it is. For example, a square aspect is 90 degrees. If 2 planets are separated by 91 degrees (or by 89 degrees) then the 2 planets are in square aspect with a 1 degree orb. In other words they are 1 degree from being in exact square aspect.

The larger the orb, the weaker the aspect. An aspect with a small orb is very powerful. Some astrologers use much larger orbs than others. The allowable orb for a square aspect is believed by some astrologers to be as little as 2 or 3 degrees, and by some to be as large as 10 or 12 degrees.

Although this difference of opinion may be great, probably it is not as great as it seems because virtually all astrologers agree that the narrower orb makes the aspect much more powerful so astrologers who use very small orbs like to focus their interpretation on influences that are really powerful and salient in the person’s life.


An applying aspect is an aspect that is becoming stronger, while a separating aspect is one that is becoming weaker.

For example, suppose that a person has the Moon 89 degrees ahead of the Sun in the birthchart. Because the Moon always travels faster than the Sun and it is 89 degrees ahead of the Sun, then we know that it is in the process of becoming more exact; in other words it is an applying aspect.

On the other hand, if the Moon was 91 degrees of the Sun, the square aspect would be separating. Some astrologers feel that an applying aspect is more significant than a separating aspect because the applying aspect is more powerful and a more pressing challenge for the person whereas the waning aspect is not as critical, more of a waning issue in a person’s life.

Most astrologers, however, do not put a great deal of emphasis (or any emphasis at all) on whether an aspect is applying or separating.


A waxing aspect occurs when an aspect formed as the faster planet moves towards being opposition from the slower planet, and a waning aspect occurs when the faster planet is returning back to conjunction to the slower planet.

Examples: If the Sun is at 10 degrees of Gemini and the Moon is at 9 degrees of Leo, this is an applying, waxing aspect with a 1 degree orb because the faster planet (the Moon) is heading towards the exact sextile aspect (applying), and it is moving from conjunction towards opposition (waxing). If the Moon is at 11 degrees of Leo, it is separating and waxing also with a 1 degree orb. if the Moon is at 9 degrees of Aries, it is applying and waning with a 1 degree orb, and if the Moon is at 11 degrees of Aries, then it is separating and waning also with a 1 degree orb.

Enjoy  🙂



This is not the place to argue the case for this ancient Art. If you are interested in how I perceive Astrology please click on these links on my blog.

Astrology is not science – it’s an Art. It uses astronomical data to alchemise meaning. It is a symbolic/mythic dowsing tool on dry number landscape. It sees quality in quantity informed by symbolism & mythology. In other words, it is a poetic interpretation of the Heavens above, a type of symbolic imagination in action.

Predicting Election Results with Astrology

Guerilla Ontology

An Experiment With Astrology and the I Ching 


An Astrological Turning 

Here are two articles by Geoffrey Cornelius that point to a way I look at Astrology Practice “Astrology as Divination” and “Is Astrology Divination and Does it Matter?”

I also “play” with the I Ching which informs the way I “play” with Astrology as divination.

I recommend if you want to know more about astrological symbolism as used here visit Wikipedia’s Horoscope .

By the Way >> if my prediction is wrong, blame it on my reading, not the stars.

Bill Shorten

Malcolm Turnbull



Aust Natal SF

The Commonwealth of Australia was sworn in on 1 January, 1901 about 1:35 PM in Sydney.

Australia is a Capricorn with an Aries Ascendant.

Capricorn Sun

Is in 9th House which shows  Australia’s character (the Sun) matures through and is dependent on cultural diversity. Australia is a self reliant and independent country except for the strange anomoly of having a British Monarchy as Head of State.

Sun conjunct (0°) Saturn.

This anomaly can be explained in part by Saturn conjunct the Sun.  Saturn in the sign of Capricorn signifies conservative values play a strong role in Australia’s people. We are pragmatic so we do embrace new ideas if they are practical. We take up new technology faster than any other country.

The “cultural cringe” Australians suffer from stems for this placement of Saturn so close to the Sun. However, this doesn’t mean we are not able to put ourselves “out there” and succeed. Australia acts with decisiveness, determination and perseverance.

Aries Ascendant

Australians are frank, pioneering, headstrong and self reliant.We revel in anything that enables us  to take the initiative, avoiding following other people’s lead in preference for striking out into new territory.

This is emphasized in the chart with the Sun and the planet Mars coming  into contact showing that Australians are hard working and energetic, able to tackle most challenges with confidence and a positive attitude.

We  like to be first.We value challenges, particularly those that test us physically and  mentally. We love our sport!

Mars in 5th House 45 degrees Pluto and Uranus

Having Aries as the Ascendant means Australia’s Ruling Planet is Mars which is in the 5th House.  Mars has a 45 degree aspect with both Pluto and Uranus. This shows that through application and effort Australia attains great goals. Though small in population, Australia attains results expected from a much larger country as this aspect leverages flecks of genius. This aspect also shows why Australians are assertive and blunt, that the upheld middle finger is prominant and we never cower to those who wish to lord it over us. It also shows why we are powerful and have some of the world’s greatest sports people.

This also shows why we are willing to go to war as allies of the USA at a drop of a hat – Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Having Mars in the 5th House and Jupiter (8th House) opposing Neptune (2nd House) explains our place as one of the world’s greatest gambling nations and our love for risk taking. This also is a weakness and the ensuing rampant speculation  causes house prices to sky rocket in major cities and the huge boom-busts in the mining industry.

This Mars placement also shows our love for competitive sports and athletics.

Australians have to be careful and not over indulge in rich food, alcohol (Australians are big drinkers compared with other countries) and expensive toys because this placement also shows a tendency to go overboard.

Mars in the sign of Virgo and being placed in the 5th House shows a great interest in scientific pursuits, especially medicine. We are world leaders in things scientific.

Jupiter in the sign of Sagittarius shows an open, enthusiastic love of life that is infecti0us along with a generous nature. Jupiter in Sagittarius shows an enjoyment in exploring different cultures, religions and beliefs. Another sign that Multiculturalism is Australia’s destiny.

It  also shows a love of sport.

Mercury conjunct (0°) Jupiter. This shows  common sense, a constructive intellect and optimism abound in Australians.

Jupiter opposite (180°)  Neptune. This aspect shows us as dreamers. It also shows our love for all things druggy. Yes, Australians are the biggest users of psychoactive drugs in the world.

Neptune opposing Jupiter instigates this along with making us spectacular speculators.

Venus conjunct (0°) Uranus  This makes us extravagant .We are wasteful and we produce four times more greenhouse gases per head of population than Europeans do. Yes, we believe in Climate Change and taking action to alleviate it, while we own the biggest houses in the world, but we baulk if we have to pay for it. A classic example of this is Australians’ reaction to the Carbon Price.