There are definitive astrological traits that characterize presidents of the United States. I’ve verified the INCARN charts of 17 presidents, and an overwhelming majority of them (88%) either have a cardinal sign or Leo rising on the Ascendant. Only two of the 17 presidents did not have a cardinal Ascendant or Leo rising, although one of them did have a cardinal sign on the Midheaven. The second one who had neither a cardinal (or Leo) Ascendant was a vice president that was elected to office only after the president could no longer fulfill his duties, and he served only one term.
In addition to definitive astrological traits that define all presidents of the United States, there are definitive indicators that point to election wins and losses. This article includes the presidential elections from 1960 to 2020 that show such findings.
The two key indicators that stand out in all comparisons between presidential wins and losses is the Midheaven (MC) and/or natal tenth house. It is not necessarily the type of aspect that is made to the MC or natal tenth house (i.e., parallel, contraparallel, semisquare, 15°, etc.) that points to presidential wins but rather whether or not those aspects coincide with northern or southern declinations. So, if both presidential candidates had progressed aspects involving their MCs or natal tenth-house planets on election day, the winner of the two candidates would be the one who had northern declination aspects. If both candidates had northern declinations, then the candidate with the STRONGER northern declinations would win. In THIS particular case, the type of aspect to the MC (conjunction, parallel, etc.) WOULD matter. If there is a case in which both candidates had southern declination aspects, then the same rule applies.
NOTE: There are certain instances in which a slow-moving planet maintains its aspect with a tenth-house planet over the lifetime of an individual (Pluto parallel a tenth-house planet, for example). In such instances, that progressed, slow-moving planet must simply be looked at as a lifetime influence and not an indicator of change or of instigating the event. Additional aspects must be looked at for supporting the event.
For those who wonder why a strong emphasis is placed on northern declinations (or active planets in the natal tenth house), regardless of whether the aspect involving the MC or natal tenth house is in longitude or declination, it is because presidents of the United States focus on issues affecting the entire nation as a whole as well as international matters—unlike governors, mayor, senators, etc., who focus on local matters pertaining to their jurisdictions. The most powerful and noteworthy astrological progressions are those that involve the Sun, Moon, ASC/DSC, and MC/IC.
For all candidates involved, there was a multitude of progressed aspects involved. But the focus and relevance here are to present and compare those involving the MC and natal tenth house.
Starting with the 1960 presidential election between Kennedy and Nixon, you’ll see that both Kennedy’s and Nixon’s longitude aspects to the tenth house and MC correspond to northern declinations. Both have progressed Venus in natal tenth (northern declination) making strong aspects. But whereas Nixon’s progressed Venus was in a square aspect to his progressed Neptune in the first house, Kennedy’s progressed Venus made a parallel aspect to his natal Neptune in the tenth house. Also, Kennedy’s progressed Sun was in a stronger position and house than Nixon’s progressed Sun.
Continuing with the 1964 presidential election, LBJ was reelected by a landslide. His progressed MC was in northern declination and involved in four aspects, whereas Barry Goldwater had no MC aspect and only one weak aspect of progressed retrograde Jupiter in the tenth house (Jupiter’s natal position is in the eleventh) making a 75° aspect to natal Mars.
In the 1968 presidential election, Richard Nixon had his progressed Moon semisextile natal MC (in northern declination) by 6 minutes, progressed MC (in northern declination) contraparallel natal Uranus by 4 minutes, and progressed Venus (in northern declination) in natal tenth house semisextile progressed MC (northern declination) by 3 minutes. Hubert H. Humphrey had his progressed MC (in southern declination) contraparallel progressed Mars by 2 minutes.
Richard Nixon was reelected in the 1972 presidential election by a landslide. He had progressed MC (in northern declination) parallel progressed Neptune in his natal first house by 0 minutes as well as progressed Moon (northern declination) in the natal tenth house making a 75° to progressed Uranus by 5 minutes. George McGovern had progressed MC (southern declination) semisquare natal tenth house Jupiter (southern declination) by 8 minutes. His progressed MC (southern declination) was parallel progressed ASC by 2 minutes and quintile progressed Sun by 1 minute.
In the 1976 presidential election, Jimmy Carter had progressed Moon quintile natal MC (northern declination) by 3 minutes, progressed Neptune in natal tenth house (northern declination) semisextile natal MC (northern declination) by 5 minutes, and Progressed MC (northern declination) square natal Jupiter by 2 minutes. Gerald Ford had progressed Mars contraparallel natal MC (southern declination) by 5 minutes, progressed MC (southern declination) semisquare progressed Jupiter in natal tenth house (southern declination) by 4 minutes, and progressed Jupiter in natal tenth house (southern declination) contraparallel progressed Mars by 2 minutes.
In the 1980 presidential election, both Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan had northern declinations involving their MCs. However, Ronald Reagan had aspects that showed stronger support whereas Jimmy Carter had many opposing aspects to his natal and progressed MC. Ronald Reagan won the election. Ronald Reagan had progressed Mercury 75° natal MC (northern declination) and progressed MC quintile natal MC (norther declination). Jimmy Carter had progressed Neptune semisextile natal MC (northern declination), progressed ASC contraparallel natal MC (northern declination), and progressed MC (northern declination) opposition progressed Uranus. These were opposing aspects.
NOTE Regarding Ronald Reagan’s horoscope: There are various times proposed for his time of birth. But the fact is there was no reported birth time or source. Joan Quigley, who was the personal astrologer for the Reagan’s for seven years, even stated in her book, “What Does Joan Say?“, that—although she knew Nancy’s time of birth—it was a challenge for her to calculate Ronald Reagan’s birth time because his family did not know the time of day he was born. She essentially had to rectify his chart. On the bottom of page 42 (continuing into page 43), she states:
“I had Nancy’s birthtime to the minute, but to do Ronnie’s chart was much more difficult because the Reagan’s did not know what time of day he was born, not even a hint. All Nancy could tell me was Ronnie’s date and place of birth. No one who might have known was still alive, and no one remembered his late parents or other relatives mentioning his birthtime. It was then I began painstakingly to rectify Ronald Reagan’s horoscope.”
Based on her rectification, she concluded he had Sagittarius rising (on page 53). Hence, the 4:16AM that’s quoted by his daughter was the time Joan Quigley rectified. However, I’ve tested that chart and it does not fit him. That led me to do a full day’s run for all potential Incarnation Times based on his birth location at 111 S. Main St., Tampico, IL 61283. The INCARN chart that was confirmed (26° 05′ Libra ASC) indicated that he was born at the eleventh hour of the day.
The 1980 presidential election comparison charts of the two candidates are shown below:
In the 1984 presidential election, Reagan was reelected by a large margin. Both he and Walter Mondale had parallel aspects to their natal MC. Only difference was that Reagan’s was in northern parallel while Mondale’s was in southern parallel. Ronald Reagan had progressed Mercury parallel natal MC (northern declination) by 0 minutes and progressed MC (southern declination) trine natal Sun by 4 minutes. Mondale had progressed Venus parallel natal MC (southern declination) by 5 minutes and progressed MC (southern declination) sesquiquadrate progressed Neptune by 7 minutes.
In the 1988 presidential election, George H.W. Bush had strong but challenging aspects to his MC as compared to Michael Dukakis’ tenth house and MC aspects. However, Bush’s aspects were in northern declination versus Dukakis’s aspects which were all in southern declination—hence, making Dukakis’s aspects weaker. George Bush won the election. This differs from Reagan’s and Carter’s comparisons during the 1980 presidential election in which both of them had northern declinations, but Carter’s challenging northern declination aspects compared to Reagan’s supportive northern declinations aspects hindered him and led to Reagan’s win.
Bush had progressed Sun square natal MC (northern declination) by 6 minutes and progressed MC (northern declination) contraparallel progressed Jupiter by 5 minutes. Dukakis had progressed Moon 165° natal Mars in natal tenth house (southern declination) by 2 minutes, progressed Mercury in natal tenth house (southern declination) parallel natal Mercury in ninth by 1 minute, progressed Mercury in tenth (southern declination) quintile natal ASC by 7 minutes, progressed ASC 165° natal MC (southern declination) by 7 minutes, and progressed Mercury in tenth (southern declination) quincunx progressed Pluto by 4 minutes.
In the 1992 presidential election, Both Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush had northern declination MC and/or tenth house aspects, but Clinton’s were far stronger. Clinton had progressed Pluto parallel natal MC (northern declination) by 0 minutes, progressed Saturn in natal tenth (northern declination) sextile natal Neptune by 5 minutes, progressed Saturn square progressed Mars by 3 minutes, and progressed MC (northern delination) contraparallel progressed Mars by 0 minutes. Bush had progressed MC (northern declination) square natal Saturn by 8 minutes.
In the 1996 presidential election, Clinton won the election over Bob Dole. Bob Dole had progressed Pluto parallel two tenth house planets (northern declination); however, that is a lifetime aspect that was in place since birth so it was not an indicator of a current or active energy pattern prompting a win. I had to look at other MC aspects, including a southern declination MC aspect that was weaker than Clinton’s northern declination aspects. Clinton had Progressed Pluto parallel natal MC (northern declination) by 0 minutes, progressed MC (northern declination) 15° natal Pluto by 3 minutes, and progressed Saturn in natal tenth 15° progressed ninth house cusp by 2 minutes. Bob Dole had progressed Sun quintile natal MC (northern declination) by 7 minutes, progressed MC (southern declination) parallel progressed Venus by 3 minutes, and progressed Moon semisextile progressed Neptune in natal tenth (northern declination) by 8 minutes.
In the 2000 presidential election, George W. Bush had progressed MC (northern declination) quincunx progressed Venus by 3 minutes. Al Gore’s progressed MC (northern declination) had just surpassed the maximum 9-minute orb mark in its aspect to the progressed Sun, accompanied by progressed Saturn (co-ruler of his Aquarius MC) 75° progressed Sun by 1 minute and progressed Saturn 15° progressed Mars by 7 minutes.
During the 2004 presidential election, Bush was reelected and had progressed MC (northern declination) 75° natal Pluto by 3 minutes and quincunx progressed Jupiter by 6 minutes. John Kerry lost the election and had progressed MC (southern declination) opposition progressed Mars by 4 minutes and 75° progressed ASC by 2 minutes.
In the 2008 presidential election, Obama won. He and McCain both had southern declination aspects insofar as their MCs and/or tenth house planets were concerned. McCain had progressed MC parallel his natal twelfth house Mercury, but McCain’s progressed MC was in a weaker house position than Obama’s progressed MC. Also, Obama had parallel aspects to one of his tenth house planets, plus two progressed planets conjunct in his tenth house, plus a progressed MC aspect to his first house Jupiter.
NOTE regarding John McCain’s horoscope: the birth certificate provided in 2008 that states a 6:25 pm birth time is filled with markups. Among the most noticeable is that the number and letter characters that were supposedly typed from the same typewriter do not match. Astro.com gives this time an AA rating, but it is inaccurate. Aside from the markups I just mentioned on that birth certificate, I decided to test that horoscope anyway—and it failed miserably. Astro.com has additional sources and birthtimes listed, some of which were received from third-party sources, which aren’t the most reliable means of getting truthful information (you know: someone else said that his mom said…etc.). Anyway, there is a 9AM birthtime claimed to have come from his mother. However, in a video posted on John Mccain’s YouTube page on May 8, 2008, his mother says that he was born around 11AM. Her mind is sharp, the exchange between them was spontaneous (hence, she was authentic), and she even had to correct John a few times in the video regarding the circumstances of his birth.
Upon doing an 11-AM run for Incarnation Times at his birth location, there was only one horoscope that matched: the 24° 04′ Libra ASC. He had a Libra personality and always sought to seek a balancing of positions and fairness of processes. His tenth house natal Mars contraparallel his fourth house natal Moon coincided with the lineage of men in his family being in the military.
Anyway, getting back to the subject at hand, Obama had progressed MC (southern declination) sextile natal Jupiter in the first house by 8 minutes, progressed Uranus contraparallel natal tenth house Neptune (southern declination) by 6 minutes, progressed Pluto sextile natal tenth house Neptune by 3 minutes, and progressed Mercury conjunct progressed Mars in the natal tenth house (southern declination) by 7 minutes. John McCain had progressed Uranus 75° natal MC by 8 minutes and progressed MC in parallel natal Mercury (southern declination) by 7 minutes.
Like the previous election four years before, both candidates had southern declinations involving their MCs or tenth houses in the 2012 presidential election. Obama was reelected and had progressed Uranus semisquare natal MC (southern declination) by 1 minute, progressed Uranus contraparallel natal tenth house Neptune (southern declination) by 1 minute, progressed Pluto sextile natal Neptune by 5 minutes, progressed Mercury parallel progressed Neptune in natal tenth house (southern declination) by 6 minutes, progressed ASC parallel progressed Mercury in natal tenth house by 5 minutes, and progressed ASC parallel progressed Neptune in natal tenth house by 1 minute. The only aspect Mitt Romney had involving the MC or the tenth house was progressed MC (southern declination) trine progressed Uranus by 8 minutes.
In the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump had all northern declination MC aspects while Hillary Clinton had all southern declination aspects. In addition to that, Hillary had a strong opposing aspect to her natal MC. Northern declinations always overpower southern declinations, even if the southern declinations are making powerful aspects. Only in the case where two candidates have southern declinations does it matter which one has the stronger aspects.
Donald Trump had progressed MC (northern declination) 75° progressed Mercury by 6 minutes and progressed MC (northern declination) 75° progressed Pluto by 9 minutes (just in time before the maximum orb was out of place). Throughout his whole life, but especially during his presidency, he had that progressed Uranus and Pluto parallel his natal Sun and ASC, respectively, which coincides with his unbridled tendency for absolute extremes, especially as it relates to money, power, cooperative plans/schemes and enterprises with others, and personal benefits.
Hillary Clinton had progressed ASC contraparallel natal MC (southern declination) by 2 minutes, progressed Mars trine natal MC (southern declination) by 7 minutes, progressed MC (southern declination) quincunx natal Pluto by 0 minutes, and progressed Sun in natal tenth house (southern declination) semisextile (coincides with endings) progressed Venus by 5 minutes. The progressed Mercury in tenth aspect to progressed Venus fell just out the maximum 9-minute orb mark, but wouldn’t have made any difference.
For this upcoming presidential election on November 3, 2020, Biden’s horoscope indicates that he will be the winner, but not without battles. As indicated from the progressed aspects in Biden’s chart and from the United States INCARN horoscope I calculated, there will be lots of battles from late 2020 into 2021 insofar as it affects the entire nation from those in power.
Biden will have progressed Saturn parallel natal MC (northern declination) by 5 minutes, progressed Moon quincunx progressed Pluto in natal tenth house (northern declination) approaching a 9-minute orb that will tighten to a smaller orb with a few days after the election, and progressed Mars contraparallel progressed Pluto in natal tenth house (northern declination) by 3 minutes (hence, indicative of the battles and power struggles that are likely to follow). Biden’s progressed ASC will also be coming into an 8 minute trine to his natal Moon (those orbs will tighten within a few days after the election).
Trump will have progressed MC (northern declination) 105° progressed Moon by 3 minutes. The Moon will be just passing (and conjunct to) his natal IC, which indicates a deep emotional impact.