Ohio has a very special place in presidential elections. As I listen to the pundits I often hear that it’s difficult to win the presidency without Ohio. I’m sure one could, but there appear to be voting habits in the nation that make Ohio a “swing state.”
Tomorrow, in fact, the day before the vote, the president Barack Obama will be visiting just down the street. As a voter that tells me that the president is not confident that he has Ohio in the bag, to visit the very day before the election, hours before we vote.
If you’re not in Ohio, you might feel envy that we Buckeyes are basking in the financial warmth of millions upon millions of advertising dollars. What you don’t know is that some of us have stopped watching TV due to the onerous amount of ads, back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back, for and against each candidate.
It’s a good time to live in Utah or Illinois where you can watch the evening news and enjoy the usual car and pharmaceutical drug commercials.
I wonder if the drug companies have seen a hit to Ohio profits during October?
It’s quite interesting that on voting day, Tuesday November 6, that Mercury will go retrograde in Sagittarius. Mercury retrograde means delays, misunderstandings and general cross-signals with regard to communication.
When Mercury goes retrograde, as it does often, astrologers across the globe warn of miscommunication. Why astrologers are ignored, I believe, isn’t just due to the general lack of belief in astrology. I think astrologers are ignored because we often don’t know about Mercury retrograde problems until later.
It might take me a month to notice, for example, that I accidentally put the $500 final car payment amount toward my electric bill (as I’ve done on bill pay). Only in a month when I find that I have more interest on my car and have three months of pre-paid electricity do I see the error.
When does Mercury go direct? On November 26. Hopefully Election Day issues, if any, will be resolved at that time.
Sagittarius is a sign that relates to things foreign. Will there be foreign influence in our election?
Some blogs on Tuesday’s Mercury retrograde:
Jupiter is currently retrograde in the sign of Gemini, which rules communication. Gemini’s ruler is Mercury. So Jupiter in Gemini and Mercury in Sagittarius have a relationship called “mutual reception” in which each is in the other’s sign.
Mercury in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Gemini, both retrograde, suggests issues in communication due to excess or expansion. I’m wondering if we won’t have some sort of telecommunication issues due to overload of the system.
Saturn starves; Jupiter overloads.
Sagittarius rules things foreign so maybe foreign elements overloading information systems?
Gemini and Sagittarius provide too much information rather than too little. Too much information can be as confusing as too little. With news coming from sources over the globe all saying different things, what is true?
Maybe the foreign press will report something differently than the local press? Gemini is like your local news and Sagittarius like your international news.
Some blogs on Jupiter in Gemini:
Too close to call?
Watching the news, I’ve also seen more stories on election and voting law, processes that are normally remote and archaic but were dug out of the cedar chest during the 2000 “too close to call” election between George W. Bush and Al Gore.
If I were a conspiracy theorist, which cross-my-heart-hope-to-die-stick-a-needle-in-my-eye I’m not, I would even guess that something along these lines was being planned.
As the US electorate gets split in half through dualistic candidates, there seems to be ever increasing chances of elections being won by hundreds or thousands of votes. We learned during the 2000 election that sometimes our preciously placed vote gets thrown out (ouch! I never learned about that in high school).
The 2000 election results were up in the air from Election Day until December 12 when the Florida Supreme Court ended all recounts and George W. Bush was declared the winner.
On that Election Day in 2000, Mercury was retrograde and went direct about three days later. On December 12, Mercury was conjunct Pluto in Sagittarius.
Post election this year, the next conjunction of Mercury and Pluto will be on January 6 – 7, 2013 which is orthodox Christmas. Prior to that, the sun and Pluto will be conjunct on December 31, 2012.
It should be an interesting New Year’s Eve.