We're all still reeling from the shock that Donald Trump will become the next President of the United States on 20th January 2017. I know of only ONE astrologer who correctly predicted that Trump would win this election. The rest of us studied the charts and although the indications were roughly 50/50 it seemed to point slightly more towards Hillary Clinton. Even that famous publication The Astrological Journal had a headline on the front cover a few weeks ago entitled: Why Hillary Clinton Is About To Become America's Next President. For the past few days I've seen many astrologers posting apologies on their websites for 'getting it wrong', and I feel I must add my own apology too.
During the next few weeks, I will attempt to discover what the future holds for the USA, and for Donald Trump. I'll also take a look at the chart of Mike Pence who is now (probably) destined to become the new Vice President. However, the question remains: How did everyone - astrologers, political experts, the media - get this election result so wrong? Could it be that when Trump announced the election was rigged, it actually was - possibly in his favour? Should there be an inquiry? Should America overhaul its voting system?
It's important to get this situation in perspective. As I said in a previous article Donald Trump is a performer and he loves being in the spotlight. During his election campaign he spouted a lot of controversial things and soon realised that this brought him the attention he so clearly craves. So, he continued being controversial and attracted the kind of individuals who really do believe those things. If these really are Trump's opinions, then there will be trouble from the people who didn't vote for him. But if, as some commentators are suggesting, this was just 'campaign rhetoric', then his supporters will turn against him.
It's a well known fact that politicians are not straightforward or completely honest. They target a certain group in society and tell them what they want to hear. This is the way they increase their own popularity and garner votes. However, once they have achieved the power they desire, those pre-election promises tend to evaporate. This is very likely to be the case with President Trump. Not only is much of what he said probably just a bluff, he will not actually be allowed to implement many of his dubious policies.