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Mundane Astrology: Forecasting Singapore’s Presidential Election 2023

29 August 2023by Frederick0
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Mundane Astrology: Forecasting Singapore’s Presidential Election 2023

As the Lion City gears up for its Presidential Election on 1st September 2023, the celestial skies above are dancing with patterns and alignments that might just hint at the outcome.

Astrology, the ancient art of divining information from the positions and movements of celestial bodies, has often been consulted in matters of national importance. While the stars don’t dictate our fate, they can provide insights into prevailing energies and potential trends.

This type of astrology practice is known as Mundane astrology, which is anything but mundane. It’s the celestial lens through which we view the pulse of nations, city states, corporations and even global events.

The term ‘mundane’ is derived from the Latin word ‘mundus’, translating to ‘world’ in English. So, in essence, we’re diving deep into the world’s astrological narrative.

Astrologers, with their fingers on the cosmic pulse, had foreseen the massive lockdowns of recent times. In fact, whispers about the transformative energies of 2020 had been circulating in astrological circles for over half a century. Mundane astrology, especially for those with a penchant for political astrology, is a tool of immense value.

For entrepreneurs and business enthusiasts, this branch of astrology can be a guiding light, helping them align with prevailing energies. Even if one approaches mundane astrology purely for intellectual pleasure, it sharpens one’s astrological acumen and broadens horizons.

In this blog post, we’ll delve deep into Singapore’s astrological chart, examining the planetary transits and their possible implications for this pivotal election. Whether you’re a seasoned astrologer, a curious observer, or just looking for an alternative perspective on the political landscape, join us on this cosmic exploration through Singapore’s electoral horoscope.

 

Caution: It is essential to approach forecasting events with a discerning mind. While some astrologers might paint a picture of utopia, others might forecast doom. The truth often lies somewhere in between. Our interpretations are coloured by personal biases and experiences. Thus, always trust your intuition.

 

Singapore's Natal Chart
Singapore’s Natal Chart

 

In mundane astrology, while the zodiac signs retain their core essence, the planets and houses take on broader roles. I wrote an article on Singapore’s birth chart illustrating the meaning of each planet in mundane astrology (SEE here). Regarding the meaning of the houses in mundane astrology, you can find it in the following table.

House Ruling Aspects Additional Notes
1st House – Country as a whole

– Perception by others

– Focus on transits affecting the country

– Major events often appear here

2nd House – Wealth of a nation

– Economy, currency, banks

– Stock Exchange, financial institutions

– Affects finances or economy of the entity
3rd House – Short-term transportation

– Communication: media, news, internet

– Affects how information is relayed and received
4th House – Home, landowners

– Foundational cities

– Represents the common person/family
5th House – Entertainment: theater, sports, gambling

– Social functions

– Also rules birth rate and children
6th House – Public health, hospitals

– Trade unions, national services

– Reflects country’s attitude towards work and health
7th House – Foreign affairs

– Relations with other countries

– Represents “other parties” involved with the nation
8th House – Death rate

– Financial relations with foreign countries

– Can indicate power struggles or oppression
9th House – Higher education

– Religion, churches

– Also rules long distance travel and law
10th House – People in power

– Government

– Especially relevant for political astrology
11th House – Masses and groups

– Mob psychology

– Represents times of change and idealism
12th House – Places of confinement: prisons, hospitals, mental asylums

– Secret societies, occult religions

– Indicates endings and hidden matters coming to light

 

The charts for the individual presidential candidates do not have a known birth time and hence, I decided to use Singapore’s birth chart for this general reading. I will take my reference from the transiting planets and their tightest aspects on Singapore’s birth chart at the time when the polling is scheduled to conclude, Singapore’s Annual Profection, as well as the nation’s Zodiacal Releasing chart.

Singapore’s Presidential Election 2023 - Singapore's Natal Chart and Transits
Singapore’s Presidential Election 2023: Singapore’s Natal Chart and Transits

 

According to Singapore’s Zodiacal Releasing Chart, it is in, what I call the “preparation period”, which is known also as the Build-Up period at L1 (SEE table below) in the Zodiacal Releasing technique. Its subperiod at L2 is known to be a Major Peak period and we also call that the Sub-Peak. I use the Lot of Spirit as a Point of Reference to determine this outcome. The Lot of Spirit is effective for determining periods in the nation’s or native’s overall direction. Peak periods signifies periods of greater activity and significance in the nation’s or native’s life and wellbeing. Notice that on 1 September 2023, it is a Cooling-Down Period (L4) for Singapore and therefore lesser activity as compared to the Presidential Race that escalated around 25 August 2023 (Peak L4 Period). The selection for the incumbent will take place after 1 September 2023 from 8pm onwards.

Singapore's Zodiacal Releasing Chart
Singapore’s Zodiacal Releasing Chart

 

Singapore’s Annual Profection

Singapore turns 58 this year. Its 58th Profection Year falls on the 11th House on the natal chart. The 11th House represents times of change and idealism with the theme of mob psychology. Therefore, winning the election would require the candidates to level themselves down with the masses and show empathy to the current social-economic situations that need to be addressed. Themes of trust and working with the government will be frequently brought up.

Annual Profections for Singapore
Annual Profections for Singapore

 

Planets and House Placements With Aspects

In this section, I am taking the default leadership to be the current ruling party, which is represented by the Sun in mundane astrology.

 

Transiting Sun Trine Singapore’s Natal Moon

When considering the transiting Sun trine Singapore’s natal Moon in the context of this presidential election, we’re delving into a more specific and nuanced interpretation.

The Sun, representing leadership and authority, forming a harmonious trine aspect with Singapore’s natal Moon, which symbolizes the collective mood and emotions of its people, suggests that there is a strong alignment between the nation’s current leadership and its citizens. The public sentiment is likely to be in harmony with the direction the leadership is taking.

The trine aspect is harmonious and favorable, indicating that the public might have a favourable perception of the incumbent of the nation’s current ruling party. In the context of an election, this could mean that the current leadership or the party in power might receive strong support from the public.

The harmonious trine aspect suggests stability and continuity. If there’s an election during this transit, it might indicate a preference among the electorate for stability and continuity over radical change. This could be favorable for incumbents or those representing the status quo.

The Moon represents emotions, and its harmonious connection with the transiting Sun might suggest that the leadership has successfully tapped into the emotional pulse of the nation. There might be a sense of national pride, unity, or shared purpose.

 

Transiting Moon Semisquare Singapore’s Natal Sun

This semisquare is a minor challenging aspect, representing tension or friction, albeit not as intense as a square or opposition. When the transiting Moon forms a semisquare to Singapore’s natal Sun in the context of this presidential election, the following are possible indicators of what we may expect in time to come.

Mild tensions or discomfort may be possible indication coming from this semisquare aspect between the transiting Moon and the natal Sun. There might be a subtle disconnect between the public’s emotional needs (Moon) and the leadership or direction the country is taking (Sun). This could manifest as mild public dissatisfaction or unease with the current leadership.

This aspect is transient due to the fast movement of the Moon. It is therefore a brief period where the public sentiment shifts or wavers, perhaps due to a recent controversial event or announcement related to the election. 

If the current leadership or incumbent is seeking re-election, however, they might face minor challenges or criticisms during this transit. It’s a time when they might need to address public concerns more directly to maintain support, starting from 8pm onwards.

For opposition candidates, this could be a time to capitalize on the subtle disconnect and present themselves as an alternative that aligns more closely with the public’s emotional needs and concerns.

The electorate might make decisions based on emotional reactions rather than logical analysis during this transit. This could lead to unexpected outcomes or shifts in support.

Given the Moon’s swift movement, the effects of this aspect are likely to be short-lived. While it might indicate a temporary mood or sentiment shift, it’s essential to consider it in the broader context of other astrological influences leading up to the election.

 

Mercury Retrograde Conjunct Venus Retrograde in the 12th House in the Sign of Virgo

Mercury retrograde periods are known for communication breakdowns, misunderstandings, delays, and revisiting past issues. In the context of this presidential election, this could mean that there may be possible miscommunication or misinterpretation of campaign messages. Thus, clarity is necessary to win the votes of the masses. Technical glitches or issues related to voting processes may occur, thus a recount of votes may take place. Last but not least, revisiting past political scandals or issues may also take place. Therefore, candidates who do not have controversial track records are likely to be successful in this presidential election.

Venus retrograde in a nation’s chart can indicate a period of re-evaluation of national values, relationships, and economic matters. When transiting Mercury retrograde conjuncts this point, it amplifies the energy of revisiting and re-evaluating (a) Past economic policies or decisions might be scrutinized, (b) Diplomatic relationships and treaties could be re-evaluated or renegotiated, (c) the nation’s values, especially in terms of relationships (trust and social issues) and finances, might be a significant topic of discussion.

The 12th house is associated with hidden matters, institutions, behind-the-scenes activities, and sometimes self-undoing. With this conjunction happening in the 12th house:

  • Secrets or hidden information, especially related to economic matters or relationships (diplomatic or otherwise), might be revealed.
  • Institutions like hospitals, prisons, or secluded places might play a significant role in the election discourse. This includes caring for the mentally ill or individuals with developmental disability.
  • Behind-the-scenes activities or manipulations could influence the election outcome, potentially leading to unexpected revelations.

When Virgo, an earth sign associated with details, analysis, service, and practicality is the house occupant of the 12th, the collective focus in the election discourse would be on details relating to (a) economic and diplomatic matters, (b) service sectors, healthcare, and workers’ rights, and (c) an analytical and critical approach to campaign promises and past actions of candidates.

In short, the election might be characterized by intense scrutiny of past decisions, especially related to economic policies, diplomatic relations, and national values. Technical issues, miscommunications, or misunderstandings could play a significant role in the voting process or campaign messaging. Hidden matters, secrets, or behind-the-scenes activities might significantly influence the election, potentially leading to unexpected outcomes or revelations. The electorate might prioritize practical solutions, detailed analysis, and a focus on service sectors when making their decisions.

 

Transiting Jupiter in Taurus Square Singapore’s natal Sun in Leo

Let’s break down the implications of transiting Jupiter in Taurus squaring the nation’s Sun in Leo, especially in the context of this presidential election.

Jupiter’s influence in Taurus might bring a focus on economic growth, financial policies, and material prosperity. Taurus values stability and practical solutions. The nation might be looking for leaders who promise steady economic growth and practical financial solutions.

The square aspect (hard aspect) indicates tension or challenges. The nation’s Sun in Leo represents its leadership, identity, and ego. There might be tension between the nation’s leadership (or the leadership style of the incumbent) and the collective desire for material growth and stability.

Leo is a sign associated with pride and recognition. The square from Jupiter might indicate overconfidence or ego clashes in the leadership, potentially leading to over-promising or overextending in terms of financial or economic promises.

The square can also suggest challenges to the authority of the current leadership, with the public or opposition parties demanding more practical and tangible results, especially in economic matters.

In short, the election discourse might be heavily centred on economic policies, financial stability, and material growth. Candidates who offer practical solutions and promise steady economic growth might gain favor.

The current leadership or incumbent might face scrutiny regarding their financial policies or their ability to deliver tangible results. Overconfidence or perceived arrogance might be points of contention. The electorate might be less swayed by charisma and more by tangible results, especially in terms of economic stability and growth.

Given the tension of the square aspect, there might be unexpected outcomes or upsets, especially if the current leadership is perceived as not aligning with the collective desire for material stability and growth.

Economic matters may take center stage in the election discourse. The current ruling party’s ability to align with these concerns and offer practical solutions will likely play a significant role in the election outcome.

 

Transiting Jupiter in Taurus Sextile Singapore’s natal Saturn in Pisces

Jupiter’s influence in Taurus might suggest a period of economic optimism and potential growth. The nation might also be experiencing a phase of steady economic growth, grounded in practical and tangible measures.

Saturn represents structure, discipline, and responsibility, while Pisces is associated with imagination, compassion, and intuition. The sextile, a harmonious aspect, suggests a productive blend of practicality and imagination in the nation’s approach to challenges.

Saturn in Pisces might indicate reforms based on compassion, inclusivity, or addressing intangible issues. The sextile from Jupiter in Taurus can provide the necessary resources or optimism to implement these reforms effectively. The harmonious relationship between expansive Jupiter and disciplined Saturn suggests growth that is both optimistic and measured, avoiding extremes.

Candidates might focus on promises of continued economic stability and growth, emphasizing both practical measures and compassionate reforms. Saturn’s influence might make the electorate lean towards candidates with experience, wisdom, or a track record of responsible leadership.

There might be a preference for policies that strike a balance between economic growth (Jupiter in Taurus) and compassionate or inclusive reforms (Saturn in Pisces). Candidates who can effectively blend practical economic plans with compassionate and inclusive policies might gain significant favor.

In short, this placement suggests a favorable period where economic optimism blends well with responsible and compassionate leadership. In the context of this presidential election, candidates who can tap into this balanced energy, offering both stability and inclusivity, might find significant support.

 

Transiting Venus Retrograde Trine Singapore’s Natal South Node (Ketu) in Sagittarius

Venus retrograde periods often involve re-evaluation, and in the sign of Leo, this might pertain to leadership, national pride, and the values associated with how leaders present themselves and are perceived.

Leo is associated with charisma, pride, and performance. The retrograde motion of Venus here might bring up past issues related to the popularity of leaders, their charisma, or how they’ve been in the limelight.

The South Node in Sagittarius points to past beliefs, philosophies, and perhaps even international relations or treaties. The trine, a harmonious aspect, suggests that there’s a smooth connection between past beliefs and current re-evaluations. Sagittarius is also linked to international affairs, so there might be a revisiting or reflection on past international agreements, treaties, or diplomatic relations.

Candidates might be compared to past leaders, with discussions about how current leadership values align or differ from historical ones. There might be significant discourse on the nation’s identity, its beliefs, and its place in the world, drawing from historical contexts and past decisions.

The electorate might be reflecting on the importance of charisma and popularity versus the substance and values of a leader. Past international stances, agreements, or treaties might become significant topics of discussion, with candidates being evaluated based on their views on these historical decisions.

Therefore, the transiting Venus retrograde in Leo forming a trine with the nation’s South Node in Sagittarius suggests a period of reflection on leadership values, national identity, and past international decisions.

In the context of this presidential election, candidates’ alignment with these reflections, both in terms of charisma and substantive beliefs, might play a significant role in the electorate’s choices. As always, it’s essential to consider this and the above few aspects in the broader context of other astrological influences and the specific political landscape of the nation in question.

 

To conclude, the winner of the presidential election will likely be in the favour of Tharman Shanmugaratnam provided the following three conditions are met:

  • The ruling establishment aligns itself with the public on economic stability and growth
  • The ruling establishment does not become overconfident or over optimistic in winning the election
  • The ruling establishment weighs in on tangible results instead of charismatic talks with no proven track records

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