May 2019 Astrological Forecast
AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL ELECTION
Over 43 years as a professional astrologer, my success rate for predicting general elections runs around 87%. However, I have lost 13% over the years. I believe the 2019 Australian federal election is the most challenging I have ever made a prediction for. Reason, here we have the two major candidates, firstly the Liberal Coalition Prime Minister Scott Morrison and secondly the leader of the Labor opposition Bill Shorten, who are both Taurus (sun sign) people in the astrological zodiac. What makes it even more difficult is Bill Shorten was born on May 12 and Scott Morrison was born on May 13 with only one year apart. With many of the outer planets, namely Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, all holding similar aspects of value in each candidate’s natal horoscopes, the astrologer must then determine the value of the faster moving planets such as the Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars in transit and how they influence the positive and negative aspects of those natal planets on the candidates' charts on election day—May 18, 2019. I have set the horoscopes (charts) for 10:00 pm, AEST on May 18, as the Electoral Commission should have a reasonable outcome by that time, give or take a few extreme marginal seats.
Let us first go back to April 8 at 7:00 am AEST in Canberra. The Prime Minister Morrison visited the Governor General to dissolve parliament and call a federal election. At the time of his summoning, the rising moon (positive) was in transit through the zodiac sign of Taurus (Morrison’s and Shorten’s Sun sign). Astrologically, this was an ideal time to call an election for both parties, giving both candidates equal footing, so to speak.
The astrologer then must take into consideration the major parties' horoscopes, namely the Liberal, National and Labor charts, and compare them, together with the candidates as well as the Australian horoscope for May 18 at 10:00 pm. As you can see, much preparation is needed when calculating a proposed electoral outcome.
According to the planetary aspects on Australia’s horoscope during Election Day, the transiting Moon in the secretive and personal income security sign of Scorpio will oppose the transiting Sun in Taurus (money-security-taxes). This combination will affect both Morrison and Shorten as they both have similar planetary oppositions on their individual horoscopes. These terrestrial conflicting aspects will tend to put the breaks on for both contestants, and public balloting appears to circumvent a massive landslide victory, as doubt or possible economic concern will be apparent in the voters’ minds when polling. Also, Jupiter (landslide) is in retrograde (halt); Saturn (limitation) and Pluto (defiance) are also in retrograde (negative) creating a slowdown for any possible landslide win for either party.
The most important period for pre-election time is from the New Moon (in Taurus) May 5, 2019, AEST 8:46 am, fourteen days prior to Election Day. This date will be followed by an adverse Mars (disgruntled) and Jupiter (commerce) in retrograde (negative) that will also set in motion a change of attitude with the voting public. This aspect will sway the electoral polls over this final stage, encouraging a constructive level pegging on a two-party preferred basis up to Election Day. Transiting Venus (balance) and Uranus (change) will also co-join each other on Election Day and this combination will influence greater understanding for the undecided voter or changing the mind of many others.
On Election Day, the Sun (confidence) is in transit, connecting with Mercury (voting public) and Venus (money-security) co-joining Uranus (disapproval); expect constituents to have mixed feelings about either major party’s long-term policy promises. Voters will not be influenced by lobbyists such as union-backed, democratic left wing-funded activist Get-Up, they will be more concerned about overall future government honesty and transparency, their immediate and future job opportunities, economic security, wages, taxation relief, low energy prices, balanced interest rates, franking credits, superannuation and pensions stability, real estate prices, negative gearing, and guaranteed increased investments for schools, hospitals, infrastructure and roads. With Uranus (unexpected) in Taurus (money-banking) for the next seven years, Saturn (limitation) together with Pluto (economic break down) influencing a critical global recession in the months ahead, constituents will also seriously consider at the polling booth who will be the best political leader and constructive political party to take the country through future economic troubled times. There are major global difficulties ahead that will cost countries billions of dollars and many individuals could be on the poverty line.
As far as global warming policy is concerned, with Saturn (restrictive) and Pluto (indifferent), many voters on Election Day will be placing this matter secondary to their present major economic household worries, mainly because of questionable unknown pricing and future debatable budgeting policies on climate change. With hundreds of new coal power stations presently under construction in the Asia Pacific area, coal exports from Australia will increase and profits will be made for Australians. Demolishing coal fire stations in Australia will do nothing to stop so-called global warming in this country, as Asia will be belowing out tons of C02 into the atmosphere, more than 10 new Australian coal fire stations could manage to flow into the atmosphere in a lifetime. All new global warming policies will do is assist a government to set up carbon targets and pricing for everyone to pay more tax. Carbon taxing will do nothing to stop climate change in Australia except raise energy prices for all household consumers and make lots of dollars for carbon investors.
Constituents will also be more concerned about a new federal government actioning vital economic stability for here and now, rather than what they intend to do over the next decade or two. With global fiscal problems about to change our way of living from December 3, 2019 and throughout 2020, voters will be looking for dependability and constructive economic management, rather than pie-in-the-sky long term promises and utopian ideas. Hence, with such a close planetary combination on both candidates’ horoscopes, a tight Federal Election is predicted, and a full count may not be seen on the night for some marginal seats.
This 2019 Federal Election is predicted to have many surprises, not only for the major parties but also the minor ones, including in the Senate. With an abundance of positive and mixed planetary aspects on Election Day, both Morrison and Shorten could be biting their nails to the quick awaiting their outcome by 10:00 pm.
After serious and complicated charting of both Shorten and Morrison’s horoscope, I have reason to believe that Bill Shorten has an outstanding chart on Election Day as the transiting Moon connects favourably with his natal Jupiter (luck), Uranus (unexpected), Neptune (compassion), and Pluto (intense and compelling). However, even though Morrison has similar planetary aspects, he also has a very strong Saturn (responsibility) and Pluto (defeat) combination that may win him the election overall with a very small majority or it could even become a hung parliament. The transiting Moon will additionally co-join Morrison's natal Moon and Neptune (emotions) cementing positively, Mercury (planet of announcements) and his Uranus (sudden and unexpected). One advantage both candidates will have with the voting public, the Prime Minister Elect will complete his full term without a leadership challenge, now that both party rules have been actioned. We will never see another Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, or Abbott, Turnbull, Morrison situation again. Whoever you vote for on May 18, 2019, you can be guaranteed of one thing, leadership will be stable until the next election in three years’ time. But will the economy?
STOCK MARKET WATCH
Global markets will have a see-saw month due to the Sun (energy) and Uranus (unexpected) in transit through the financial sign of Taurus. Gains can be made, however caution is recommended with all trading. With Mercury (announcements) and Venus (money) both in the financial sign of Taurus in May, the Reserve Bank will certainly consider reducing interest rates to boost the Australian economy. The week of the 20th – 24th could bring some exciting and spirited trading as the Moon’s node moves into a direct motion from the 22nd. The ASX appears to have a mixed month influenced by many global political and economic changes, mainly positive as the Sun (authority) gradually builds a strong connection throughout May with Saturn (stability), Neptune (receptive) and Pluto (recuperation). The following days may assist investors. Using the plus and minus overall for the days, care should be taken with minus days as they will fluctuate hourly and possibly end up minus at closing:
Trading Days: 1+, 2+, 3+, 4+, 5+, 6-, 7-, 8+, 9-, 10-, 13+, 14-, 15+, 16+, 17-, 20-, 21+, 22+, 23-, 24+, 27-, 28-, 29+, 30+, 31-.
Commodities: 2, 3, 7, 8, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 28, 30, 31.
Biotech: 13, 14, 24.
Oil and Gas: 1, 9, 10, 17, 27, 28.
Financials: 6, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 31.
Gold: 2, 20, 21.
On the global horoscope, May’s planetary aspects open the door during the 1st-4th with a last quarter Moon (negative) and Venus (balance) clashing with Saturn (limitation)—not a good combination to start off the month as it will cause controversy. With Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto, three strong dominant planets in retrograde, this combination may delay or upset certain political and business plans. Many businesses could experience a temporary hold on business planning expansion and experience a marketing and sales turn for the month. Also, Mercury (news) clashes with the Moon’s Node (disarray) and Pluto (crime) creating many negative events on the global scene that will create instability, financial and security concerns throughout the month. Care should be taken during 4th and 7th with travel as Mars (energy) and Jupiter (massive) will bring some potent situations to a head including terrorism, accidents, fire and unusual occurrences. With an array of adverse planetary aspects in May—2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 19, 21, 24, 30, 31—caution with all business activities, expect obstruction or difficulties with travel, roadworks, boating, household removals, building interruptions and finances. Security agencies will be active throughout May with a rise in organised crime, drug trade, contraband, fraud, money laundering, major crime, bank robberies, gang violence, home invasions, neighbourhood disputes, missing persons and visa violations. Problems between global governments, trade unions, public demonstrations and a general unsettledness could also be seen during May.
From the New Moon on the 5th in the zodiac sign of Taurus (economy), this will influence people’s awareness about material possessions and security, including the medium of exchange needed to get these possessions. With Mercury in Taurus from the 7th to 21st expect to see an increase in employment advertising and situations vacant. Retailers and online merchants should have a slight boost in trade.
May is a favourable month for those seeking employment in the world of finance, opening various opportunities for stock brokers, accountants, book keepers, financial advisers, money lenders, cashier, clerical and investment banking. However, with Venus (money) and Uranus (unexpected) meeting in May, some employees in the banking industry may also be offered a retrenchment package due to staff cutbacks and new technology replacing personnel. Mercury (advertising) will be in transit through the signs of Aries, Taurus and Gemini during May, opening career opportunities for nursing, pharmacy, natural therapies, orchard worker, horticulture, landscape gardeners, farming, storemen, truck and machinery drivers, taxi drivers, mechanics, welders, defence forces, fitness instructors, hairdressers, cosmeticians, make-up-artists, perfumers, interior design, decorators, florists, clothing designers, jewellers, furniture makers, bakers, gourmet cooking, journalists, publishing, advertising, sales, marketing, printers, teachers, linguists, librarians, secretaries, merchandising, couriers and postal workers, hospitality and entertainment.
With the Sun (energy) and Uranus (rejecting) in the money sign of Taurus for most of this month, house prices will continue to decline throughout May, and banks will be tight with lending. However, the building industry will be busy this month with continuous catch up work for builders and trades people. Real estate will be hit with the future recession once Jupiter/Saturn/Pluto become more pronounced from December 3, 2019 to December 18, 2020. Be prepared.
From May 21st Mercury will enter the zodiac sign of Gemini and clash with Jupiter (increase) and Neptune (climate) through to the end of the month, influencing seismic activity around the Pacific Rim and changeable weather forecasts with colder temperatures in the southern hemisphere and early influenza cases on the increase. May will also see an increase in energy usage and prices. An early cold winter snap can be expected, especially from May 17 onward as Mars (abrasive) moves into Cancer (cold) for an initial six week starting period.
COUNTRIES WATCH LIST
Countries that continue to be on the watch list with adverse planetary aspects affecting during May (caution is advised when travelling to these places due to possible unexpected adverse conditions): China, Cape-Verde Islands, South Africa, Somalia, Madagascar, Monaco, Portugal, Oman, Malta, Columbia, Malaysia, Brazil, North Korea, Russia, Liechtenstein, Namibia, Eire, Swaziland, Botswana, Kosovar, Syria, Singapore, Serbia, New Zealand, USA, Romania, Morocco, Dominican Republic, Greece, Mozambique, Vietnam, Tunisia, Sudan, Afghanistan, Ghana, France, Spain, Israel, Palestine, Sri Lanka, Grenada, Saotome-Principe, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Nepal, Seychelles, Angola, Timor, Ethiopia, Congo, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Albania, Belgium, Venezuela, Thailand, Canada, India, Costa Rica, Khalistan, Brunei, Cyprus, Mexico, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Uruguay.
With Uranus (electrical) now in Taurus (money) until 2026, the future is guaranteed to see more electric and hybrid vehicles manufactured and on our roads. However, with Jupiter (expansion) joining with arch enemy Saturn (limitation) and Pluto (breaking down and re-building), don’t be at all surprised to see many delays and breakdowns before electric cars are rolling off the production line, cheaper and more reliable as a real commodity. The biggest problem Australia and world battery manufactures will face is the making of reliable lithium batteries and fast electric plug-in stations throughout the country. Until Saturn (reliability) moves into Aquarius (new age) 2021 to 2023 and Uranus (power) moves into Gemini (manoeuvre) during 2026 to 2033, electric cars will be only an expensive novelty and unreliable power source of transport. After that period, electric vehicles will be more acceptable, cheaper and reliable. In the meantime, don’t be fooled by government promises and innuendos, enjoy your present mode of fossil fuel transport and don’t waste your money, as electric cars manufacture has a long way to go before they perfect this mode of transport. Purchasing shares in companies that mine lithium and manufacture batteries is a must for investors, this will be a huge profitable market from 2020 onward, with share value exceeding expectation by 2033.
Labor Opposition Treasurer: How does he shape up, astrologically speaking? Chris Bowen is a Capricorn with a Gemini Moon, very ambitious, and although basically practical in his own way, he can be very subjective to his own opinions, demanding, and tends to irritate people by refusing to listen attentively to other people’s opinions and dismissing them as unimportant. He is stubborn, at times selfish and makes decisions quickly and sometimes prematurely. He likes to get the final word in during a conversation and will always have an opposing point of view.
Bowen is a person of ideas; however, he does appear to lack objectivity and has difficulty gaining supporters for the programs he inaugurates. He tends to be eccentric and at times unprincipled in his behaviour. He insists on being allowed to do anything he wants, even when he knows he is wrong and socially, he will always be at odds with anyone who challenges him. Bowen never acts in moderation. Everything he does, he shows boundless enthusiasm, never for one minute thinking he is going to fail. He does tend to overestimate his capabilities. Bowen thrives on recognition and his ambition to be a future Labor Prime Minister would not be out of the question.
Chis Bowen does not yet realise he is entering the heaviest and some of the most difficult years of his destiny from May 2019 to May 2026. He will be offside with many politicians and the Australian public as he strives to accomplish his ambitions. Bowen would like to make significant reforms to superannuation, franking, carbon tax, death duties, managed investments and marginal loans. Chris Bowen is known to support the sale of large Australian agricultural assets to foreign investors. Goodbye farmers, hello China? Would you trust this man with the country’s money? We will see, let the voters decide.
With lucky Jupiter connecting Trump's natal Moon and favourably linking with his natal Mars, the word “impeachment” will be nothing but pie-in-the-sky. US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, arch enemy of Trump, has now been “Trumped” as there will never be a Trump presidential impeachment, nor will Donald Trump be accountable for unethical and unscrupulous behaviour. With favourable planetary aspects running through Trump's horoscope in May, his popularity with constituents will be maintained and he will be hard to beat in the preliminaries in the future. Trump certainly has the horoscope that appears to favour and serve a second term with Saturn and Pluto beating off the opposition. Will Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders be a problem for him in 2020? Not likely. Unfortunately, Trump’s future visit to the UK will not be smooth in June. He can expect to meet with demonstrations and some politicos snubbing him.
A little astrological advice for Australian voters in this May Federal election. Think carefully about you and your family’s future when you go to vote, remember we have three years of great difficulty ahead and what type of government do you feel could handle these financially difficult times in the years ahead? Your future security will depend on it.
This will be a surprising month.