This Week in Astrology With Nick Newmont: Planetary Positions That Affect the Upcoming Election, Saturn in Sagittarius

by Nick Newmont


Part 2

Last week I wrote about the political mud-slinging and childish behavior. Now that all mud has been used, I’m waiting for one the candidates to respond with “Sticks and stone…” Seriously?

Let’s look at how Saturn will affect the outcome of the election. Saturn rules the tenth house and represents reality, focus, karma, obstacles, contraction, government, big business and public life.

Saturn went into the sign of Sagittarius from December 23, 2014 to June 14, 2015, and then finishes up its transit from September 17, 2015 to December 20, 2017.

When Saturn is in the sign of the archer, we tend to have a critical, cynical attitude towards many religions and philosophies. Without realizing it, we prevent ourselves from appreciating others’ viewpoints and opinions. We can more rigid, dogmatic and close minded. We take your own political beliefs and philosophies too seriously.

This is why followers of both candidates are so adamantly opposed to the other side, and there is so much religious persecution globally.

Saturn demands truth wherever it is in one’s chart and the responsibilities that go with attaining what we crave. With Saturn here, a desire to gain control is present, and when we see anyone of power attempt to control the people through the information they share with them–or through belief systems by imposing their ideas on others–it is met with stiff opposition. This behavior is something that should be avoided now because it will not be rewarded.

The more negative expressions of the sign of Sagittarius, such as excessiveness and irresponsibility, are things that won’t work for them now. These become glaring under Saturn’s parental eye. In some manner, they are bound to see that there is a big price to pay for these behaviors, or it will become extremely clear that they have lost time, energy and happiness with excessive and irresponsible behavior. Saturn in Sagittarius is not a good time to “shoot your mouth off” or make promises you can’t keep or accusations you can’t prove.

In Trump’s chart, Saturn is in his fourth house until July of 2018, bringing private issues public. It is also karma with women. The recent exposure that came out about his opinions about women has just started. There is much more to be revealed.

In Clinton’s chart, Saturn is in her sixth house until mid-December 2017, which means her health needs serious attention and changes required. The tough part about Saturn in the sixth house is it brings out a workaholic approach which does not serve her health currently.

Given the position of Saturn in their charts and the duration in the respective houses, I believe both of them will regret being elected to the presidency. They will face circumstances that reveal truths that cannot be hidden and opposition to their platforms. Stay tuned!

Nick Newmont, a licensed hypnotherapist and astrologer, runs The Newmont Center for Balanced Living in Agoura Hills. For more information, go to 

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