As you know, a Spring Equinox or Aries Ingress Horoscope (2016 chart shown) is 'good for' the entire year it describes. In the Spring Equinox 2016 chart, aggressive warrior Mars rises in similar fashion to Mars rising (in proud Leo) in the natal horoscope of candidate Donald Trump. On one level this demonstrates the presidential contest we're in the midst of so why not take a peek at what Reinhold Ebertin has to say about the Mars-Ascendant duo:
Mars-ASC Principle: fighting spirit; Psychological Correspondence: pos - Tendency to force one's own will upon others, ability to lead or guide others resolutely, active teamwork. neg - A fighting and aggressive spirit with regard to others; a quarrelsome person, inclination to become physically violent. Conjunction - Advancement in life by the use of force.
Biological Correspondence Prone to accidents; a surgical operation. Sociological Correspondence Colleagues and coworkers; bullies and ruffians.
Probable Manifestations (Thesis) Tendency to drive and push others to get on with their work, successful creative activity in teamwork, forceful attainment of success. (Antithesis) Quarrels, conflicts, disputes.
Quoted from The Combination of Stellar Influences, Ebertin; 'Thesis-Antithesis' added by yours truly to replace his plus and minus.
You may also wish to see: Astrology of the September 26, 2016 Debate (if it occurs).
And do you know that on Election Day, November 8, 2016, activist Mars in governmental Capricorn is unaspected and acting in a purely Martian manner--unmodified by other planets (actors)? Could election outcomes depend solely on males between the ages of 25 and 35, give or take a year or so (Mars)? Arghh! I've been expecting that results will depend primarily on women and minorities! Oh, and Evening Star Venus demanding that 'an outsider' and rival of the current White House occupant wins the presidency. Could that be collapsing Hillary, foe of Barack Obama? Or a Republican, foe of Democrats? Vote! and we'll soon find out...
Note: follow the links in this post's title for the reason I reference The White Goddess and the other link concerns Mr. Trump's natal Moon-South Node conjunction and a certain blue star. Between the two of 'em we have our Red, White, and Blue, don't we? So with his Mars rising, it's significant that the color favored by Mars is red and Mr. Trump's face tends to display various shades of the bull-enticing color, sometimes alarmingly so. Plus, he's a bully involved in many lawsuits, is provocative, highly competitive, and likes to instigate quarrels that divert from real issues which need discussion. Oh, and apparently there's the barbarity of violence lurking within Trump's personality. Mob ties and Klan support increase that perception of him (for me, if not for you) and yet many people believe that Hillary Clinton has her associations with violence as well. In fact, it seems to be a job requirement for the US presidency that you must be, or be willing to become, a mass murderer. You may disagree but seriously I don't understand how you can. Tragically so. jc