EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – The UK will vote to leave the European Union. Although this will cause significant, anger (world-wide) and loss of ‘friends’, the decisive break will be seen as an act of bravery and daring and, overall, put the UK in a positive light diplomatically. This represents a long-overdue break with the past regarding national identity and at the end of the day, BREXIT may prove to be very positive financially for the UK. But this is likely to take much longer (and be much harder) than anticipated/advertised. Expect 2017-2018 to be EXCEEDINGLY DIFFICULT – for a sense of what this might mean, go back in time to winter of discontent (1978-1979) leading to the election of Margaret Thatcher and also the Great Depression (1929-1932), when UK unemployment reached 70%.
Regarding the upcoming 2016 BREXIT (Britain – or rather more properly the United Kingdom, exiting the EU), the following is my prediction of the most important indicators based on combination of traditional mundane astrology and medieval astrology – it does, however, not address all possible significators – please see http://www.skyscript.co.uk/ingresses.html for details of the symbolism.
The key players / Symbolism:
- Sun = represents the President (persons in authority, prime ministers, cabinet minsters, the leaders of a nation).
- Moon = denotes the common people, women in general, the crowd in the streets. In a mundane chart, the Moon shows where the public’s attention will fall.
- Mercury = rules trade and commerce.
- Mars = strikes, conflicts, opposition forces, war.
- Neptune = rules socialism, communism, and as the symbol of the urge towards collectivism, it suggests left-wing political ideas as well as illicit undertakings, loss and vice.
- Jupiter = rules the nation’s wealth, banks, and bankers as well as the judicial system.
- Pluto = represents the principle of metamorphosis, regeneration, transformation, a creative force for destruction – especially in regards to those aspects of life carried on hidden from public view.
- Uranus = influence over rioting and outbreaks of political tension, right-wing political ideas, anarchy, fascism.
- Venus = governs women’s issues (marriage & children) as well as peace and diplomatic resolutions.
- Saturn = Land owners, farmers, state funerals, public sorrow, and disappointment.
How the key players play out in the (1) Brexit chart (set for when the polls close) and (2) in relation to the UK’s natal chart:
- Chart ruler – Saturn in Sagittarius (out of sect) in the 11th house – according to Medieval astrology, this Saturn ‘causes great sadness and has difficulty with money and losses through aimless travelling’. In Medieval astrology, the 11th house is the house of ‘faith and friends’ – i.e. in the sense that they lead to ‘success in one’s ventures’. As Saturn represents public sorrow and disappointment, having it as the chart ruler suggests – well, just that – this referendum will be characterised by sorrow and disappointment in regards to friends (i.e. the rest of the EU and possibility the US and other ‘friendly’ nations) that have been providing aid to the UK meet its goals.
- Mars on the MC – according to Medieval astrology, the 10th house -reflects status – i.e. ‘working with good leaders to give stability’. This placement of Mars on the MC (in the 10th) suggests heated controversy. Because Mars is associated with knives, cutting, and surgery, this suggests cutting loose from the stability and status of the past. The good news is that in Medieval astrology, Mars in Scorpio is a very, very strong (it is the strongest planet in the BREXIT chart) and associated not with ‘rashness and recklessness’ but instead with ‘skill and daring’. Further, because this Mars in Scorpio falls in the UK’s natal 2nd house (money and substance) this could at the end of the day be a very positive financial move for the UK- note that Mars is in retrograde however – so although Mars is very strong and well placed (cardinal house and conjunct the angles) in the Brexit chart, it may take much longer than anticipated to achieve reap the benefits.
- Uranus in UK 7th house – decisive, metaphorical ‘all change’ regarding partnerships and alliances based on right-wing political ideas such as fascism and/or isolationism.
- Pluto in UK 4th house widely conjunct UK SUN –signifying regeneration/transformation of the homeland’ – and national identity – especially regarding what constitutes the physical space that is that homeland. Time for ‘borders’ to change.
- Pluto conjunct BREXIT ASC – The 1st house signifies the country, its inhabitants, condition of general prosperity, health – and PL here suggests a long overdue break with the past in order to keep up with the evolution of national identity – this is further emphasized by PL/ASC conjunct the UK natal Sun = but as always with PL, the nature of, and reasons behind the break are likely deliberately being
- Sun/Venus conjunction CJN UK natal MC – the MC (Mid-heaven) represents national reputation, government, people in authority – Venus here is in its own terms. In Medieval astrology, this suggests increased ‘rank and honor’ as the result of the referendum but because of the Sun a downgrading of ambitions but eventually acquiring wealth (the Sun is neither strong, nor happy in Cancer but this is partially offset by this Sun being a nocturnal chart, which interestingly, does make it happier).
- PL opposite UK natal Moon in 10th house – this suggests significant emotional upheaval for the common people (and focus of public attention) from this resolution will hit April 2017 and will not resolve until November 2018 – that means 17 months of ‘in your face’ – DIFFICULT change in the everyday life especially in regards to security issues – as is always the case when Pluto is involved, this will prove to be a very difficult time, however necessary it might be for that all important regeneration. For some insight into how this time 2017-2018 might play out, go back in history to 1979-1980 (Pluto was in Libra square to the UK Moon) – I wasn’t living here the – but a quick look at the internet tells me that in was the strike-ridden winter of discontent (1978-1979) leading to the election of Margaret Thatcher. Additional insight to be gained by going back in time to 1929-1932, when UK unemployment reached 70% – i.e. the Great Depression.