What defines a winner in New Hampshire?

In this rather long posting three charts will be examined relative to the New Hampshire Primary on January 10th.  It seems that these Moon-to-Sun charts are still too new to use for absolute prediction over people & events where so many external factors are involved and which may be seen so differently from differing angles.  Instead, it seems that the complexities around the candidates can best be used to describe the relevance of their results compared to the expected results.  From that perspective let us look at Romney, Gingrich and Santorum.

Mitt Romney goes into the NH Primary as a heavy favorite to win, bringing 40+% of the electorate into his support column.  His advanced-to-the-Primary chart finds his natal angles conjoining his Moon-to-Sun Advanced chart — this typically signals a complete change of life direction.  Transiting Moon is at the Advanced Chart’s IC angle, a new public perception of him emerges from this event.  His transiting Nodal Axis and natal Nodal Axis are aligned and reversed.  His association with others is seen differently.  Transiting Mars in the 5th squares his transiting Part of Fortune.  He will fight hard to improve his political standing while others fight equally hard to ruin his chances.  With this Mars opposite his natal Sun, I’d favor the opposition in this fight.  My summary:  Romney emerges bruised and battered.  He wins but doesn’t win as convincingly as he had hoped.

Rick Santorum arrives in NH from a virtual tie in Iowa with Romney but finds the state to be quite different from Iowa.  His Moon-to-Sun Return chart occurred on January 4th, a 2nd house Return.  Obviously the inflow and outflow of money will affect his ability to do well in the political fight. His natal 7th house is on the Return chart’s Ascendant.  He will relate well with others on a personal level.  The transiting Moon squares transiting Venus and natal Moon in the 12th. There will be tensions in his relations with NH voters (NH has a moderate Republican constituency compared to Santorum’s rigid right-wing views).

When we examine his Advanced Moon-to-Sun Return chart for Jan. 10th, transiting Moon contacts natal Uranus.  He will upset and surprise the public.  Transiting Mars is at the Descendant angle.  he will be attacked — will it be by his opposition or by the public, or by both?  Transiting Moon trines natal Venus, suggesting that he will play well with the public–we can expect his opponents to be the bad guys. His natal chart has Moon at the 7th angle, square his Part of Fortune near the MC–this pattern points to advances in life due to the ability to rally public support.  We can see transiting Mercury on the Advanced chart’s MC squaring transiting Uranus in the 1st.  He will run a highly individualistic campaign and his words and message will upset some, excite others — a fight for sure.  In summary I would say that he will offer excitement and gain attention and votes in the debates prior to the Tuesday vote.  He will do better than the low teens percentage level that he brought into NH.  Will it be enough to dent the “inevitability” of mediocre Romney?

Newt Gingrich has his Moon-to-Sun Return chart occurring on Jan. 7th, just at the start of the debates and close to the voting.  This closeness of the chart to the event date always adds strength to the event’s outcome — more positive or more negative.  This is a 4th house Return, Moon-to-Sun being right on the IC angle and indicating a new situation coming into play.  Transiting Mars is on the Descendant angle, fueling the fighting spirit that Gingrich has promised.  Note that Santorum has this same pattern in his chart — indeed, both their charts are aligned within two degrees.  This seems to confirm that “tag-team” effort to attack Romney! On voting day, Tuesday, the Advanced chart has transiting Moon contacting natal Pluto — the barbs will be flying!  Natal Uranus at the Ascendant will be opposite natal Neptune — surprising lies and untruths will be the basis of his attacks against Romney, all typical political ploys in this cutthroat contest.  Also, as was found in Santorum’s chart, transiting Mercury will be on the MC pointing to a masterful and clever projection of his image and manner of imaging Romney.

Romney   Jan. 10th   NH Primary











Santorum   Jan. 10th   NH Primary











Gingrich   Jan 10th    NH Primary









To the degree that one can predict an illusionary event such as this particular primary it would seem that Romney comes out a winner but very battered and seen as a bit vulnerable.  Santorum does not win or even come as close as he would like, but he does do well and is able to go on as a somewhat proven conservative that can compete.  With no/little money, that may not be a realistic future for him.  Gingrich probably doesn’t do as well as Santorum in vote percentage but does better as being seen as a strong candidate in the near term primaries.  Thats the best I can do at this point with this new methodology.   Dave


About dadsnook

Dave has been exploring cyclic astrology since the mid-1970's. CYCLIC astrology utilizes both Return charts and planetary-pair cycles for short-term prediction. These practices and four years of archived material are available for study or reading at ninthhouse.wordpress.com A new book, Personal Prediction ISBN 978-9-615-63033-5, has been published and the MC-Solar Cycle technique is now supported through a recognized software provider so that all students and practicing astrologers can apply these techniques for their own use. Recently, Dave has been exploring a new charting format:, transiting Moon to natal Sun Return charts. These moon-sun returns show how see seek to maintain or deal with change in our lives. A book is expected to be released in 2015. Contact Dave for details at dadsnook@charter.net Dave is a retired business systems analyst and automation systems engineer, enjoys woodcarving and tarot in addition to astrology.
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