By: Neil W. McCabe (from here: http://www.humanevents.com/2012/11/05/like-in-2000-election-day-falls-on-mercury-in-retrograde/)
“…Astrologers are watching Election Day with caution because at 6:05 p.m., on the East Coast, the planet Mercury will go into retrograde motion, a time of confusion and miscommunication.
The last time a presidential election was held during Mercury Retrogade was in 2000.
Sandra-Leigh Serio, an astrologer who is the president of the Rocky Mountain Astrologers Association, said Mercury Retrograde will bring chaos to the election. “It is going to make a mess.”
Serio said the retrograde means broken communications and problems with transportation. “We are all kind of waiting to see,” she said.
“Mercury really is a trickster up there, it really screws things up,” she said. Mercury is the clerk and messenger of the gods, who governs paperwork, data and communications.
The difference between the 2000 election retrograde and the 2012 election retrograde is that in 2000, Election Day fell at the end of the retrograde, instead of the beginning, she said. This year, Mercury will begin its retrograde while going into the constellation Sagittarius, and when it resumes its previous path, or goes “direct,” Nov. 26 it will proceed into Scorpio.
That day, secrets about the election may be revealed, she said. “However, Nov. 14, Mercury re-enters Scorpio as it is moving in apparent backward motion, so that could also be a day when errors are discovered.”
Because Election Day falls at the beginning of retrograde instead of direct, as it did in 2000, it means it will be worse, she said.
Scorpio is a sign that brings controversy, deception and secret activity, she said. “Because it is a sign of transportation it could mean people will have trouble getting to the voting booth,” she said.
Serio said starting an administration under these conditions does not augur well. “It will not be a day in the park, whoever it is.”
James Braha, an astrologer based in Longboat Key, Fla., said, “There are going to be astrologers, who are going to say: ‘Oh my God, the election! They won’t know who wins and it’s going to go on for weeks.’”
Braha said he would not stick his neck out to predict massive chaos, but it is possible.
Glenn Perry, an astrologer based in Haddam Neck, Conn., said during the voting, there could be break downs in the technology. Perry said, “Generally speaking with Mercury going retrograde there will be challenges to the voting process. You don’t have to be an astrologer to see that one coming.”
Braha said Mercury Retrograde is the one thing about astrology non-astrologers should know about.
“Planets don’t go backwards,” he said. “They only appear to go backwards, and when they do appear to go backwards, they do have an effect in astrology.” This apparent reversal is called retrograde. For the 10 days before Mercury appears to stop and reverse direction, it appears to slow down, a period called “the shadow of the retrograde,” he said. “When it stops, it is called stationary.”
When Mercury slows down, anything that is not in good working order will break, he said. “If you have a television, car or computer that has been quirky for the last two or three months, it has a likelihood of breaking down…”
Now this was an interesting theory, because as we all know, “Superstorm” Sandy hit the New Jersey coast on Monday, October 29, definitely creating a a time of confusion and miscommunication.
It also affected the Elections in quite a few states.
But seeing it another way – “…When Mercury slows down, anything that is not in good working order will break, he said. “If you have a television, car or computer that has been quirky for the last two or three months, it has a likelihood of breaking down…”
Seems like people have been saying the Gov’t wasn’t in good working order.
Now we can blame Mercury, too…