Next Tuesday’s Election Day planetary “aspects” between Mercury in retrograde and Neptune (which can have secretive, deceptive characteristics) will deliver shenanigans and voting irregularities, says astrologer Shelley Ackerman. One difference between now and 2000, however, is that feisty Mars comes into the mix, creating the possibility of vehement protests and arguments over what has (or hasn’t) transpired. “With Neptune, ‘smoke and mirrors’ are at play,” Ackerman says. And “if the polls and voting show a wide gap, no one is going to sit in silence.”

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