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The 2022 Midterm Elections: Expect the Unexpected

Election Day 2022 promises to be quite a stunner, a supercharged day which is, ultimately, unpredictable.  Held November 8, the day features multiple activations of Uranus, the planet of the shocking and unexpected, disruption, turmoil, revolution and change, including a conjunction by the Moon and oppositions from the Sun and Mercury.  As well, it’s the day of the Sun/Mercury conjunction, and the Sun/Moon opposition, which just happens to be a total Lunar Eclipse!

Given the instability built into the day, it’s a fool’s errand to suggest an outcome, but let’s dive in and take a look anyway, shall we?

That the vote is the highlight of the day is easy to see, with that 16 Scorpio Sun/Mercury conjunction, and Mercury ruling the decision-making process as well as the vote itself, and its tabulation.  The Moon/Uranus conjunction on the other end of the polarity at 16 Taurus indicates a public (Moon) which is unruly, agitated, restless and spoiling for a fight (Uranus).  Also within orb of the Sun (and thus opposing Uranus) is an exact pairing of Venus with asteroid Washingtonia at 20 Scorpio.  Now, a truly foolish astrologer might see that as a sign of the great affection borne for DC, but I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest that it portrays a focus (Sun) on Washington’s (Washingtonia) values (Venus), which often seem opposed or inimical (opposition) to those of the populace at large (Moon).

All of this is closely T-Squared by Saturn at 18 Aquarius, and more broadly by Damocles at 25 Aquarius.  Saturn at the fulcrum depicts several things – voter (Mercury) suppression (Saturn); an explosion (Uranus) of frustration (Saturn) from the people (Moon); or a revolution (Uranus) against the curtailment (Saturn) of women’s reproductive rights (Venus) among them.  Damocles represents the doom hanging overhead, about to fall at any moment.

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Ticking off the possibilities: Joe Biden’s presidency is at a crossroads, depicted by asteroid Whitehouse at station for the Midterm elections; asteroid Bida conjunct asteroid America offers some hope that the country stands beside him, but an opposition to asteroids Demokritos and NOT argues for a rejection of the progressive agenda

But doom for whom, exactly?  Aye, there’s the rub!

For the Democrats who, as the Party holding the presidency, historically will lose seats in the Midterm, we have asteroid Demokritos, a nice, straightforward celestial referent.  Unfortunately, it’s not a fair cosmic fight, because we don’t really have a good asteroid referent for the Republican Party.  Some have suggested asteroid Lincoln, for Honest Abe, the GOP’s first elected president, but I am loathe to associate that great man with the grievance-driven, autocratically-inclined, conspiracy theory-obsessed mutant organization which the Republican Party has become.

So we can’t really rate each Party’s chances one-on-one.  But we can look at Demokritos’ placement on the day, and work from that.

At first blush, it doesn’t look good.  Demokritos at 7 Aries is exactly conjunct asteroid NOT, a general disqualifier, roadblock, negating factor or symbol of an unwillingness or inability to proceed; also conjoined asteroid Grieve at 6 Aries, stationary direct that very day, a symbol of mourning or loss; and opposed asteroid America at 3 Libra.  On its face, this suggests a wholesale rejection (NOT) by the country (America) of the Democrats (Demokritos), who come to grief in a big way (Grieve).

But as ever, things aren’t as simple as they look.  Because conjoining America is asteroid Bida at 6 Libra, our cosmic stand-in for President Joe Biden, and conjoining Demokritos/NOT is asteroid Roe at 9 Aries, with centaur Chiron also within orb from 12 Aries.  This raises the specter of the overturning (NOT) of Roe v Wade (Roe), which the administration (Bida) and the Party in general (Demokritos) staunchly opposes (NOT), and which could align the nation (America) firmly on the side of President Biden (America conjunct Bida) in this issue over healthcare (Chiron).

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If you think things are tough now, just wait! Kevin McCarthy hopes for a GOP takeover of the House of Representatives, so he can be Speaker, but be careful what you wish for… Asteroid Kevin in a T-Square with a Pluto/Nike conjunction and asteroid Fortuna could bring McCarthy a lucky win, but Pluto may mar the transformation he hopes for

Complicating matters is a Grand Cross formed by a squared opposition to this polarity from TNO Ixion at 1 Capricorn, and asteroid Plunge at 2 Cancer.  Among other things, Ixion is noted for entitlement, which can be related to Constitutional rights such as privacy, impinged by the SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe, as well as the Entitlement State pursued by Democrats; and Plunge suggests a devastating fall from a height, which Democrats losing control of both the House and Senate would certainly qualify as.

Lending support for the vital role the decision overturning Roe v Wade will play in this election is asteroid Wade, which at 18 Virgo exactly opposes asteroid Nemesis at 18 Pisces, a point indicating ruin or downfall.  Nemesis is also at station, turning direct on Halloween, making it an embedded factor in the timeframe.  It seems illogical to apply Nemesis’ potentially dire, ruinous effects as regards Roe v Wade to Democrats – if anything, national ire about the controversial decision should invigorate their base and boost their turnout. 

There’s a second Grand Cross here as well, with an exact square to asteroid Karma at 18 Sagittarius, and a square to asteroid Achilles at 17 Gemini.  This identifies Roe v Wade (Wade) as a weakness or vulnerability (Achilles, as in Achilles Heel) for someone, based on their prior actions (Karma).  Again, this seems to indicate Republicans who supported the voiding of the precedent case which has guaranteed female reproductive freedom for almost half a century.  (Incidentally, Donald Trump barges into this mix, in the form of asteroid Troemper at 16 Sag, conjunct Karma, opposed Achilles and T-Squared Nemesis – if his hand-picked candidates for this election fail to win, his underlying weakness will be exposed, perhaps leading to a political downfall at last.)

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Will Nancy Pelosi keep her job as Speaker, or be swept away in a GOP victory tide? Asteroid Nancy opposed Saturn/Damocles and T-Squared asteroid Washingtonia signals the potential doom of a restricted role in DC for her

It’s a mixed bag at best, with only half the combatants directly represented, but negative factors for Democratic success do seem to dominate.  

One thing is certain – the election is a major turning point for the White House, as exemplified by asteroid Whitehouse at station from 8 Pisces, also turning direct on Halloween.  Whitehouse very broadly joins the Nemesis/Achilles/Karma T-Square, with a ten-degree orb, but more closely forms a second T-Square with its exact opposition to asteroid McCarthy at 8 Virgo, with asteroid House on the fulcrum at 4 Sagittarius. 

And this indeed tells the tale – with the House of Representatives (House) potentially in play, will House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (McCarthy) become the new Speaker, and stymie (opposition) the administration’s (Whitehouse) agenda?  Asteroid Kevin at 28 Aries squared Pluto at 26 Capricorn argues either for an increase in personal power (Pluto) or a devastating outcome (also Pluto); but with Pluto is asteroid Nike at 27 Capricorn, named for the Greek goddess of victory, perhaps tipping the scales in his favor.  Asteroid Fortuna at 1 Scorpio, opposed Kevin, forming a T-Square, also inclines McCarthy to a fortuitous result, from his perspective, and a wide square to asteroid Victoria at 20 Cancer, named for Nike’s Roman counterpart, creates a Grand Cross.  Asteroid Nancy at 22 Leo opposed Saturn at 18 Aquarius and Damocles at 25 Aquarius, T-Squared the Venus/Washingtonia conjunction at 20 Scorpio, also suggests a possible doom hanging overhead (Damocles) for Nancy Pelosi (Nancy), as the most powerful woman (Venus) in DC (Washingtonia), who may find herself limited or restricted in some way (Saturn), reinforcing the sense that McCarthy will indeed get her job.

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Mitch is itchin’ to take back the reins in the Senate, and with asteroid McConnell tapping into the same Pluto/Nike/Fortuna T-Square as Kevin McCarthy, there’s a good chance he will; asteroid Senator opposed Damocles indicates the threat poised for Democrats

On the Senate side, things are also in flux.  Asteroid Senator at 26 Leo also opposes Damocles, and is T-Squared by asteroid Schumi at 24 Taurus, representing current Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, putting both Democratic leaders in the hot seat.  Will Damocles’ Sword descend?  Current Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnel’s prospects for regaining power in the upper chamber look good, with asteroid McConnell at 29 Cancer opposing Pluto/Nike at 26 and 27 Cap, and like McCarthy, potentially capitalizing on the positive impact of the T-Square with Fortuna, and that wide Grand Cross with Victoria.

With Sun/Mercury at 16 Scorpio sesquiquadrate Jupiter at 29 Pisces, turnout is likely to be large, much more than a typical Midterm, and that could help Democrats hang on to power.  However, as noted up front, the preponderance of Uranian energies on the day of the Midterm election makes confident prediction of the outcome a virtual impossibility.  But all things being equal, it does appear that the Democrats are in for what Obama would term, a “shellacking”. 

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Chuck Schumer seems to be saying how far he’s had it up to, so perhaps he’d welcome a demotion from running the Senate; and then again… Asteroid Schumi T-squared Damocles and Senator suggests the threat of job loss is real for the current Senate Majority Leader

Alex Miller is a professional writer and astrologer, author of The Black Hole Book, detailing deep space points in astrological interpretation, and the forthcoming Heaven on Earth, a comprehensive study of asteroids, both mythic and personal. Alex is a frequent contributor to “The Mountain Astrologer”, “Daykeeper Journal”, and NCGR’s Journals and “Enews Commentary”; his work has also appeared in “Aspects” magazine, “Dell Horoscope”, “Planetwaves”, “Neptune Café” and “Sasstrology.” He is a past president of Philadelphia Astrological Society, and a former board member for the Philadelphia Chapter of NCGR.

5 comments, add yours.


I guess we need a miracle to save our democracy. As you said, “we’ll make the effort regardless!”


We’re already marching toward Gilead. If the repugs sweep congress, we will have arrived.

Emma Esperanza Acosta



The Republicans have tried several times to start a revolution: 61 lawsuits lost, 9 official recounts lost and one insurrection lost. To me, it looks like Uranus is not only weakened in Taurus, it’s immobile. Therefore, I believe the Democrats will expand their presence in Congress at the midterms.


Interesting, the Democrats are talking about the danger of losing Democracy, which would be a manifestation of Demokritos, Grieve, America & NOT. Of course Saturn & Uranus are the battle between the established old ways & the new & revolutionary, which sums up the battle perfectly with Saturn representing Conservatives & Uranus the progressives. Moon & Venus are also representative of females, the reproductive system, the mother, values & daughters. I think you are spot on with America conjunct Bida over healthcare.

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