The Donald Trump Election and W. D. Gann

It’s just been 24 days since the Donald Trump election as president of the United States.

We still haven’t completely assimilated its consequences.

The Trump election surprised the political pundits, to say the least.

We weren’t 100 percent certain about the outcome prior to election day on November 8th.

But we certainly weren’t as surprised by the Trump election as many of the television talking heads seemed to be.

After all, following the lead of top mundane astrologer Nick Campion, we had examined the transits to the natal horoscopes of the presidential candidates on inauguration day.

Trump Election Results Show At The Inauguration

Nick says that since the exact time of the new president taking office is specified by law, the inauguration chart, set for noon on January 20, 2017, is the best guide to an election’s outcome.

The transits to Hillary Clinton’s natal chart on that date aren’t particularly horrible. They aren’t particularly outstanding, either.

Trump election inauguration

The ultimate outcome of the Trump election is shown on Inauguration Day.

But Donald J. Trump’s transits are pretty spectacular.

In fact, they clearly define the expectation for a Trump election.

At the time of the Oath of Office, Venus will be in a 150-degree quincunx to Donald Trump’s natal Jupiter. That signals a particularly joyful time, although it may lack fulfillment at some level.

Venus will also be in opposition to Trump’s natal conjunction of the transneptunian factors Cupido and Apollon. This suggests a time of harmonious union with many people, with an emphasis on oratory and vocal skill.

Perhaps most importantly, however, transiting Jupiter will be trine Donald Trump’s natal Sun.

Alfred Witte describes the Sun/Jupiter combination as signifying “the cheerful man” or “fortunate rich man”.

That pretty much nails the outcome of the Trump election.

The Stock Market Reaction To The Trump Election

As the news of the Donald Trump election began to break in the early morning hours of November 9, stock market futures began to plunge. But that nose-dive didn’t last long.

Rally After Trump Election

The market rally after the Trump election continued for weeks before topping out at the New Moon.

By the time the markets officially opened at 9:30 Wednesday morning, stocks had bounced back.

They started a spectacular rally that went on for weeks.

In fact, it lasted until the next New Moon, a stressful event with an impact both in and out of the markets.

Again, this was a surprising development for many pundits, who had anticipated a market crash in the event of a Trump election.

But students of W. D. Gann weren’t surprised.

Gann’s Comments Applied To The Trump Election

In his 1923 book Truth of the Stock Tape, W. D. Gann specifically addressed the question of “After-Election Rallies” in the stock market.

“When any important election, either presidential or otherwise, take place,” Gann wrote, “and the market has pretty well discounted it, but the general public through the country figure that the event is favorable, they, of course, send in buying orders the next day after election, and stocks are strong until this demand is satisfied. It will always pay you to wait two or three days after election and see whether the market continues to move in the same direction after election as it did before.”

To add perspective current to his day, Gann mentioned the 1912 election of Woodrow Wilson. (As a side note, there’s an interesting comparison of the Trump election with that of Wilson by Bloomberg commentator Jonathan Bernstein.)

“Stocks were strong the first day after Wilson was elected the first time,” W. D. Gann noted, “but the decline started promptly after public buying orders had been filled. Always be careful of buying on top of after-election rallies. In the same way, if stocks open off and decline the first two or three days after election, be careful about selling them, as it may be only the public selling because they are scared and the insiders may support the market and start an advance.”

Good advice!

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4 Responses to The Donald Trump Election and W. D. Gann

  1. Al says:

    If I remember correctly, some astrologers were predicting Obama’s assassination based on his first inauguration chart. However, he botched the oath on that day and was sworn in again later in the week. I wonder if this invalidated the original inauguration day chart?

    In any case, Jupiter seems to indicate a whole lot of optimism for this term. Jupiter will be conjunct the NYSE Jupiter as well. Since it will be opposite Uranus, I have to wonder if volatility will become more like the dot-com days. I’m worried that a debt bubble burst will be more ugly than what markets are prepared for.

    • timbost says:

      Thanks Al – appreciate your commenting!
      I’m not sure that I go along with the idea of a “botched” inauguration based on timing of the Oath of Office. My sense of it is that the Constitution specifies the exact time when a person becomes president; the oath itself just formalizes it, rather than creating the effective office.
      An exception might be when a new president is sworn in to replace a dead or disabled president, but even there I’m not sure if it’s the death or resignation that creates the new officer, or whether it relies on the execution of a formal oath. The constitution says that the president must take the oath before the execution of his duties, but it seems to be the ending of the term of office of the predecessor that creates the new president.
      It’s something to ponder…

  2. Anita V says:

    On a more mundane level, perhaps as challenging as a wedding chart or merger chart; when you make the oath/agreement, have the first kiss or shake hands, or sign the register or contract? easier if it’s incorporated and there’s a time stamp or the first bell rings on a trading day. All interesting, although I like the Davison chart for relationships.
    Perhaps what was really the trigger was the kickoff registration date for filing a Statement of Candidacy (FEC Form 2) with the FEC to register as a 2016 presidential candidate, which I had predicted a Trump win based on. I wonder if he has an astologer on board. Donald Trump 6/22/2015 – stunning combo of transits – trans Jupiter trine trans Uranus (connecting with his Natal Jupiter Uranus trine), sextile natal stellium in 10th – Sun/NN/Uranus, sextile Jupiter 2nd house of values, trine Moon in 4th). Hillary Clinton – not auspicious – 04/13/15 – trans Jupiter in 9th conj natal Mars opp trans moon square natal Chiron and Venus in 12th. If the inauguration brings a new chart it may be a whole new ballgame for the Donald – his progressed sun having moved from Leo to Virgo. But still the

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