The most interesting astrological event of today and tomorrow is the Mercury station, which suggests some difficulties with the scheduled primaries. There is likely to be one or more of the following: extremely long lines, significant delays, possible recounts, missing ballots, and/or potentially other issues that take several days to resolve.
Hillary looks relatively strong with the Moon in semisquare to her natal Venus (square tertiary Pluto and nearing a sextile with transiting Pluto) from roughly 9:30 to 11:30 PM. Bernie has transiting Venus quincunx his Neptune, suggesting he may have some unrealistic expectations through around 10 AM Wednesday. In addition, today is the last day of transiting Saturn square to his Sun, which has had a frustrating and disappointing impact for the past two months despite the enormous strides this campaign has made. The end of this transit may indicate a shift from fighting for the nomination to fighting to impact the party platform.
Bernie is also now under transiting Uranus opposite his natal Venus (April 24 to May 12) triggered by transiting Mars from April 27 to May 3. Uranus is already the prevailing planet in his quixotic campaign for the presidency, pushing him towards an uncompromising and defiant posture and identifying him with the spirit of a revolution. The current Uranus transit opposite Venus thus further strengthens the potent progressed Sun opposite natal Uranus (impacting all of 2016), and will become even more strident when transiting Uranus moves to conjunct natal Mars from May 21 to June 15. His insistence on some measure of control of the party platform in exchange for his political support seems unlikely to dim any time soon, and may escalate by late May.
On the GOP side, Trump is clearly the one favored in today’s primaries. The transit of Venus trine his Mars, as well as the Sun semisquare his natal Sun will carry the day. Cruz will once again get the short end of the stick. The transiting Moon will be sesquiquadrate to his natal Saturn, which is currently receiving a sesquiquadrate from progressed Venus and an opposition from solar arc Pluto, from roughly 8:30 to 10:30 PM. Thus, both of these unpleasant progressions will be triggered just as the returns come in.
Of interest, today’s Washington Post carried an editorial that covered something I have been talking about for months. Essentially, Trump revs up his followers sense of victimhood, using it to justify a rather nasty, self-righteous, anything-goes anger and retaliation which has become his signature in this campaign. One might even say that he presents himself as the “rescuer” to their aggrieved role of collective “victim”, thereby creating a perfect manifestation of the victim/ persecutor/rescuer triangle of dysfunction.