A new Reuters/Zogby poll has Republican John McCain leading Democrat Barack Obama by five points in the race for the U.S. Presidency.
According to the poll, 46% of voters support McCain, while 41% favor Obama. This ratings picture is a flipflop from a month ago, when Obama led McCain 47% to 40%, according to Reuters/Zogby.
Given the dismal track record that pollsters have had in predicting the last two Presidential elections, I’d advise followers of both camps not to panic. As they say in sports, it’s not over till the fat lady sings.
However, I thought it would be interesting to look at McCain’s chart. This chart, from AstroDataBank, uses the 9 a.m. birthtime, not the 11 a.m. time cited by McCain’s mom in a Mother’s Day ad. Regardless of the time, McCain still has Neptune at 16 degrees of Virgo and Venus at 22 degrees.
As I write these words, Mercury and Venus are closely aligned near 18 degrees of Virgo. Translation: McCain is getting good news! But because his natal Neptune is in the picture, the information may not be reliable. Still, he’s headed for his Venus return, and transiting Venus in Virgo is broadly trining Jupiter in Capricorn. All is well in McCain Land, this week.
And even though I’ve declared my loyalty to a Presidential candidate with Pluto in Virgo (Obama), I’m going to do my best to remain objective about the astrological aspects and the election. With Saturn opposing Uranus on Election Day, this contest is going to go down to the wire and the outcome is sure to be a surprise.