by Nick Newmont
We have watched the presidential candidates mudslinging like children in a sandbox. Now they are throwing everything but the kitchen sink. If not careful, they may throw the baby out with the bath water. Ridiculous, yes?
What is driving this? Of course good old-fashioned ego. Why have the personal attacks increased? The first is Mars in the sign of Capricorn.
Mars is in Capricorn from September 27-November 9; the day after the election. Mars in Capricorn is deliberate, persistent energy. We should consider the future and the consequences before taking action during this cycle. Our energy is reliable and faithful. We are slow to anger but can seethe like a volcano and can be quite cold if we are frustrated. The shadow side of Mars in Capricorn is rigidity. Mars is the god of war, it is unabated energy. Capricorn rules the tenth house, the area of success, fame, career, big business and government. Capricorn is all the about the bottom-line and asks, “What’s in it for me?”
When Mars is in Capricorn, people are serious about their ambitions, disciplined, dedicated and tenacious in pursuing their objectives. Drive and energy are directed toward practical material accomplishment and achieving concrete results. We also strive to be in a position of authority and social influence and enjoy being the person who is in command. During this period we are hard-working and capable of forgoing immediate comfort in order to achieve long-range goals. We can easily become workaholics and are very responsible and conscientious about doing a thorough job.
What can cost a candidate the election during Mars in Capricorn is not being realistic and pragmatic or having an excellent, fact-based strategy. Success is attained by formulating a conservative and workable plan and following through with it. This is not a good time to be a gambler when it comes to attaining a huge goal such as the presidency. Each candidate must depend on their own efforts and perseverance rather than luck. Mars in Capricorn brings out the shrewdness and calls for instinct in big business or organizational management.
Since this goes until the day after the election, the losing candidate will not admit defeat. It will look like the following scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail:
Black Knight: Have at you!
Arthur: You are indeed brave, sir knight, but the fight is mine.
Black Knight: Oh, had enough eh?
Arthur: Look, you stupid bastard. You’ve got no arms left!
Black Knight: Yes I have.
Black Knight: Just a flesh wound!
My apologies to the Arthurian legend and the Python troupe for comparing them to the presidential candidates.