Biden - Inauguration Day/ The 20 Year Presidential Curse.

A look at the astrology of Joe Biden’s Inauguration Day on 20 January, 2021 (12pm, Washington D.C) is enough to make the bravest heart quake.

Mars the aggressor is conjunct (meets) Uranus the rebel. Mars in Taurus is generally slow to anger but when he finally snaps, his temper is fearsome. Mars-Uranus aspects are associated with explosive events, accidents, knives, the shocking and the unexpected.

The Moon will be at 29 degrees Aries, the same spot Mars was during the Capitol Hill riots on 6 January, 2021. The final degree of any sign is a powerful placement as it demands completion.

Aries is also intercepted (in the middle of the house rather than on either of the house cusps) in the 12th house so the Moon here can’t ask for what it wants in its usual forthright fashion but so it feels neglected, frustrated and impatient. The 12th house is the house of our self-undoing, karma, the hidden and the unconscious.

This all points to an Inauguration remembered for all the wrong, catastrophic reasons…but…there may be one saving grace.

The Moon is void of course (VOC), meaning it is not making any aspects to other planets in the time prior to it changing signs, in the hours before the Inauguration. A VOC moon gives a sense of aimlessness so the angry mobs of protesters may plot and plan but they don’t, or can’t, actually take action.

Joe Biden and the 20 Year Presidential Curse

Of the eight US presidents elected from 1840 who have died in office, seven of them were elected in years evenly divisible by 20. The 20 Year Presidential Curse known as The Curse of Tippencanoe (or Tecumseh’s Curse) came about after the Shawnee leader Tecumseh cursed the White House following the defeat of the confederation of Indian tribes he led by troops commanded by William Henry Harrison, later elected U.S president in 1840. Harrison died in office in 1841.

As well as Harrison, presidents elected in 1860 (Lincoln), 1880 (Garfield), 1900 (McKinley), 1920 (Harding), 1940 (Roosevalt) and 1960 (Kennedy) all died in office. Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley and Kennedy were assassinated while the others died of natural causes.

Some say the 20 year Jupiter-Saturn cycle is connected to these deaths although the timing of each cycle does not correlate to the elections with some conjunctions occurring after the election and others beforehand.

That said, these deaths all occurred when the Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions were taking place in Earth signs. Once the conjunctions moved to an Air sign in 1980 the curse seems to have weakened or ceased, depending on your view. Presidents elected in 1980 (Reagan) and 2000 (G W Bush) were both the subject of assassination attempts but neither of them died in office.

Biden was elected just prior to the 21 December, 2020 Jupiter-Saturn conjunction, again in an Air sign, so we may again see no trace of the curse during his term. Given he is, however, the oldest president ever elected his age is against him anyway.

If the 20 Year Presidential Curse does strike again there will be mammoth ramifications this time around. Kamala Harris will not only be the first women president of the USA but the first women of colour. Symbolically, this would signal a significant shift in humanity's energies.

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