Astrologers Align Against Trump

Donald Trump’s poll numbers were bad enough, and now this: Astrologers attending an international symposium in Costa Mesa Calif., unanimously agreed the election gods will not be smiling on The Donald when results for what has been the most contentious political campaign in modern American history are counted on November 9. The International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR) says astrologers from around the world participated in the event. Separate panels comprised of U.S. astrologers and astrologers from other countries were individually asked to describe the astrological methods or techniques they used to pick a winner.

In making their call, astrologers used both Eastern and Western systems and both traditional and modern astrological approaches. But it didn’t matter what country or which astrological techniques were used. Based solely on their interpretation of celestial indications, the astrologers one-by-one aligned against the GOP nominee. Little hope was offered for Mr. Trump’s chances. ISAR President Ray Merriman says this is not the first time astrologers have weighed in on an American election. At other astrological events organized during election years astrologers unanimously predicted Barack Obama would emerge as the winner in 2008 and again in 2012.

If the astrologers are right again in 2016, Los Angeles astrologer Nina Gryphon, one of the 14 participating panelists at the ISAR symposium, will be able to add another data point to a study that has tested one of the oldest astrological premises surviving from the ancient world. Gryphon says her predictive method dates at least as far back as the ancient Sumerians when astrologers cast Aries ingress charts to predict wars and the fortunes of kings and their rivals. The Aries ingress chart or horoscope is made for the exact moment the transiting sun enters the astrological sign of Aries at the spring equinox and can be cast for any location anywhere in the world – including Washington D.C.

The technique has accurately predicted U.S. election winners since 1880 about 95 percent of the time. Gryphon attributes her statically small number of misses to “operator error.”