There are mostly bad transits on election night for Mr. Trump. At 11:00 pm EST on November 6th when the polls close in the West and the networks can begin to predict who wins the House and the Senate, transiting Mars will be in 29° Capricorn 43'. That Mars will be quincunx Trump's natal Saturn at 29° Gemini 49', only 6 minutes shy of the exact contact; transiting Mars will be sesquiquadrate Trump's natal Mercury at 14° Gemini 52' only 9 minutes shy of the exact contact.
Sidereal solar and lunar returns are powerful predictive instruments. It was primarily via Donald Trump’s solar and quarter solar returns that I predicted in May of 2016 that he would win the U.S. Presidential election, which looked unlikely at the time. Despite his excellent 2016 sidereal solar return, transiting Saturn, the greater malefic, arrived almost simultaneously at the conjunction of his natal Moon and the opposition to his natal Sun in January 2017. Accordingly, his administration so far has mostly been a minor disaster, disorganized, ineffective, without consistent policy, and largely unpopular.
Many astrologers speak of the Pluto return of the United States as though it were just around the corner. The tropical position of Pluto for the various times used for the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 was 27⁰ Capricorn 34’. According to contemporary tropical ephemerides, transiting Pluto will reach this position on February 22, 2022. That is straightforward and uncontestable until one notices that the orbital period for Pluto is 247.686 years.* That means Pluto will not have completed an entire orbit since July 1776 in February 2022 even though a tropical ephemeris will indicate as much, because only 245.64 years will have elapsed since July 1776 in February 2022.
As I write this on Sunday May 15, 2016, Donald Trump has sewn up the Republican nomination for President of the United States. Despite his whirlwind success and support from conservatives and some independents, his arrogance, meanness and unwillingness to give serious answers to substantive issues have evoked criticism from nearly every quarter. That well-founded criticism made it easy to indulge my bias that he is likely to lose in November, until I examined his sidereal solar return. To my surprise and dismay he has what looks, from the point of view of astrological symbolism, like a winning hand.
President Obama’s 2012 sidereal solar return is extremely impressive. His solar return Venus is conjoined to his natal Venus with both of them barely above the solar return ascendant set up for the coordinates of the White House. Thus both natal and solar return lesser benefics are angular in the master chart for the year that began on August 4, 2012. The president’s quarter solar return that began on November 5, 2012 also set up for the White House, is even more impressive due to the prominence of the greater benefic.