While Uranus exactly conjunct the Moon for the Lunar Eclipse on Election Day warns us to expect the unexpected, loss of control of the US House of Representatives does seem likely. Redistricting alone, in the wake of the 2020 census, should grant the Republicans ten more seats, more than enough to change the balance of power in the lower chamber and wrest the Speaker’s gavel from Nancy Pelosi, even if all current Dem incumbents not caught up in that redistricting shift keep their seats.
So it’s in the Senate where the real drama will unfold. Currently split 50/50, Democrats maintain control (assuming they are all acting together, not always the case with consensus refuseniks like Manchin and Sinema in their ranks) due to VP Kamala Harris’ ability to break any ties in the administration’s favor. Earlier this year, the likelihood of Dems holding their fragile majority, perhaps even picking up a seat or two, seemed fairly high. But recent polling suggests Republicans are closing the gap, threatening Dem incumbents in some states, perhaps failing to pick up seats from retiring GOP senators in others. I’ve chosen three contests to profile, the winners of which will likely determine who ultimately controls the US Senate: Pennsylvania, Ohio and Georgia.
Damocles at 25 Aquarius; this vividly portrays the Senate in the balance, suggesting a looming threat, a doom about to descend, but it’s not specific about whose doom. Given the current makeup, Dems would seem to be in the hot seat on this one, with more to lose, and that’s somewhat supported by the addition of TNO Sedna at 29 Taurus, on the fulcrum of a T-Square. Sedna is named for an Inuit goddess who dwells in the deepest, most inaccessible part of the Arctic Ocean, and represents isolation. Sedna in this combination could signal Dems being “left out in the cold.”
In contrast, there’s a Grand Cross filled in with a Venus/Washingtonia conjunction at 20 Scorpio, and asteroid Felicitas at 27 Scorpio. Venus is known as the “Lesser Benefic”, typically providing positive outcomes; Washingtonia represents the US Capital; and Felicitas promotes luck and happiness, giving
somebody something to celebrate in DC that night. But is that Democrats or Republicans? Aye, there’s the rub!
In Pennsylvania the battle is between Democrat Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman and celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz. Oz only moved to the state from his New Jersey mansion (one of nine homes he maintains) this year, to qualify for the ballot, and charges of “carpetbagger”, plus being manifestly out of touch with everyday voters, put him well back in the polls for much of the post-Primary season, by as much as 15 points. However, Fetterman’s health issues (he suffered a serious stroke in May and is not yet communicating or processing data normally) and millions spent in deceptive, misleading negative ads have brought the polling to near parity. Fetterman and Oz are vying for the seat of retiring GOP incumbent Pat Toomey, and a Fetterman victory could shore up the Democratic majority or prevent its loss if a Dem incumbent goes down, so the stakes are very high.
asteroid Nemesis, noted as a point of ruin or destruction, often self-created. Two days before the eclipse, Fetterman suffered his stroke, which may now be his political undoing.
A prominent Washingtonia might help to break this celestial tie, symbolizing a pull toward the US seat of power, but again, both candidates are evenly matched. Fetterman’s Washingtonia at 18 Leo conjoins his Sun/Senator, and will be activated by the Lunar Eclipse at 16 Taurus/Scorpio on Election Day, in T-Square. This provides Fetterman with a strong connection to the job he’s vying for and the city where it’s located, making both a component part of his core being or essential self.
Oz’s Washingtonia at 26 Libra is embedded at station, making it a natural focus of energy, a lodestar of Oz’s existence and a major influence on his biography. Washingtonia turned direct more than a week after Oz’ birth, but is already at its station degree, and conjoined by asteroid Victoria, named for the Roman goddess of victory, at 1 Scorpio, which is also stationary, and turned direct four days after birth. This promotes a winning vibe around matters related to the US capital.
asteroid Karma at 18 Sag and squares a stationary asteroid Nemesis at 18 Pisces, while asteroid Ryan at 4 Aquarius squares asteroid Fortuna at 1 Scorpio and trines asteroid Ohio at 6 Libra, suggesting a fated (Karma) self-undoing (Nemesis) for Vance (James) and a lucky (Fortuna) outcome for Ryan (Ryan) in the contest for the Buckeye State (Ohio).
If either Fetterman in Pennsylvania or Ryan in Ohio claims victory, the Democrats will pick up a Senate seat currently held by a Republican, increasing the likelihood of maintaining, perhaps increasing, their majority.
Which brings us to Georgia, where a Democratic incumbent pastor and community organizer is in a neck-and-neck battle with a barely articulate pro football star, a vehemently pro-life candidate credibly accused of encouraging and paying for abortions for former mistresses and girlfriends.
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