Sep 13, 2021 • 10M

Awesome Elections: Start that Novel on September 17

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Rebeccah Dean
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This is the very first episode of my new Podcast series Awesome Elections here at Age of Air. In this series, I find fortunate elections to start certain events. For more information about electional astrology and how it works, read this first.

The election

Date and time: Friday, September 17 at 10:33 pm in Berlin, Germany

The ascendant is at 23 degrees of Gemini and its ruler Mercury is at 21 degrees of Libra in the 5th house.

I’ve timed this election for my location, which is in the Central European Standard time zone. To relocate it for where you’re at, make sure the chart has Gemini rising and that the moon is between 10 to 20 degrees of Aquarius in the 9th or 10th house. This is important because the moon needs to be separating from Saturn by a couple of degrees and still applying to the trine to Mercury, otherwise it won’t be effective.

How to use the election

With Mercury placed in Libra in the fifth house, which is the house of pleasure and enjoyment, this election could be used to start any sort project that has to do with starting a business that has to do with design, or any sort of communication or writing project that calls for beautiful words.

What I like it the very best for is starting a novel. Mercury is getting ready to go retrograde in a couple of days, so he’s on the slow side, and all the Saturn-ruled Aquarius also suggests slowness and working towards something in a steady, patient manner, which is definitely what you need for a novel.

Since the 9th house rules publishing among other things, this election also looks fortunate for successful publication down the road. Jupiter rules the seventh house and is on the fixed star Deneb Algedi in Saturn-ruled Aquarius, which could suggest an older, influential somewhat crusty person who lends a helping hand later.

Although Saturn can indicate blocks or restrictions, I don’t see him as causing problems here, except making things go mighty slow (hey, this is a novel we’re talking about, not flash fiction!)

A nice little extra plus: Mercury is at 21 degrees of Libra, which is Saturn’s exact degree of exaltation in the sign, which means he’s more likely to play nice. If things do move at a snail’s pace, Mercury’s placement in the 5th house indicates that the process should still be enjoyable.

What the election is NOT good for

Venus is in Scorpio, the sign of her detriment just separating from a square to Saturn and is in the 6th house, the house of hard work with little reward, which means this election would not bode well for anything to do with relationships or sexuality or more Venusian types of art, like music or dance.

Therefore, aim to use it for starting projects, business ventures or hobbies that are communicative in nature and/or call for mental creativity (=Mercury in Libra).

If you have any questions about how to relocate this chart or use it, feel free to leave a comment below.

Happy writing!