This book traces the ‘astrological history‘ of US Presidential elections from 1948 to 2012. It considers the horoscopes of the 24 presidential candidates, the planetary periods they were running on the election days, and the planetary transits on those days, trying to glean what astrological conditions made up our minds the outcomes of those elections. Insights drawn from those effort are applied to the 2016 elections scenario, and probable result upcoming presidential elections projected.
What stands out in this book is not just the plethora of astrological data but the clear delineation of roles played by different planets in determining the result of a contest between rival candidates. Signs and astrological houses had their significant say too, and that has been well-documented.
Astrological analyses have been derided by many as just mumbo jumbo bereft of scientific basis for its conclusions. This can be a subject that has been debated for long, and we don’t seem to be going into that ourselves too. But we know for sure that the record of ‘astrological forecasting‘ don’t seem to be any worse than economic analyses and forecasting backed up as they’re by impressive intellectual efforts and a vast body of diverse information.
As we studied the birth charts of such a lot of presidential elections’ winners and losers, we were surprised by the extent by which mere points in space, as represented by planets, signs and ‘houses’, could indeed affect the result of the contests. And most importantly the ‘ nodes’, which is nothing but a point of intersection of earth’s and Moon’s orbits of rotation around the Sun. The north node in particular exerts moderately some political’ influence.
We do not claim to have answers to all questions. But ‘it sort of feels to be working’. This is testified to by Carl Jung, Johannes Kepler, Carl Sagan, Rebecca West and many others- all women and men of no mean intellect.
‘Proof of the pudding is in the eating’. This book is a pudding, an accretion to a vast body of delicacies already in the pantry of Vedic Astrology.