With the UK general election coming up next week, folks are getting a bit nervous. Given the surprise results of both the BREXIT referendum and the US presidential elections, they are worrying that ‘anything’ could happen and so they should.
Little wonder that I was asked to take a look at the astrology of the situation. I have thus have have drawn up two charts, one of which is posted today.
CHART 1 – HORARY – Will Jeremy Corbyn (JC) be Prime Minister (PM) in 2017?
SUMMARY – The short answer is NO – JC will not become PM in 2017. Stuff is going on behind the scenes (we may never know exactly who, what, or why) that makes this result an impossibility.
In this chart, JC is the quested and hence is represented by the 7th house which has Aquarius on the cusp. This makes Saturn, the natural ruler of Aquarius, symbolic of JC. In this case, Saturn is Retrograde (and not it’s happiest in the fiery sign of Sagittarius) – the retrograde nature of the depositor of JC suggests something is wrong – perhaps he’s reneged on a promise (or someone else has reneged on a promise to him) – in any case, JC is hindered in his move forward toward the position of PM – i.e. instead, he’s back-paddling and it’s little wonder that this won’t take him where he needs to go.
The position of the Prime Minister (PM) is represented by the 10th house which has Aries on the cusp. Hence the ruler of Aries, Mars, is symbolic of the position of the PM.
In order to CJ to become PM, Mars should be making an applying trine or sextile to Saturn, which is not the case here. Indeed, the two are making an opposition which has already perfected suggesting that in some respect, JC has ‘already’ suffered his defeat in some way or another. The die has been cast, so to speak.
Because the Moon is the fastest moving planet in the chart, it is considered to be dispositive of the situation as a whole – i.e. how it came to be and how it will overall unfold. This Moon is in the 3rd house (communications) at 3 Libra 57 and has yet made no major aspects with other planets:
- The first aspect the Moon will make is a trine to the Sun in Gemini in the 11th house – suggesting we ought to expect over the next few days some well-balanced, rational (Libra) communication (3rd house and Gemini) to the public at large regarding the election in general and, in particular, to JC and the Labour Party’s manifesto. Indeed, traditional astrology suggests that the Moon trine Sun is good for influencing important people and seeking advancement.
- So far, so good.
- The next aspect to be made by the Moon is a conjunction with Jupiter (Retrograde). Although this aspect between the Moon and Jupiter is favourable in general – a lucky break, so to speak, in this case the retrograde nature of Jupiter suggests the lucky break won’t be quite so lucky. Something dysfunctional is going on behind the scenes – and because Jupiter is the natural ruler of Saturn (in this case, symbolic of JC) – we might expect some backroom party politics that is actually going against JC’s favour. This dysfunctionality is again emphasised by the fact that Saturn (JC) itself is Retrograde (see point one above) – something not quite right is going on behind the scenes.
- The next aspect to be made by the Moon is a Quincunx to Mercury – this suggests something is ‘out of joint’ in regards to communication. Not so long ago, we were getting well-balanced and rational communication (journalism) regarding the election – but now something has changed. Perhaps (just guessing here) this is in relation to that dysfunctionality noted above? But, in any event, expect some change in the media reporting that will not be in JC’s favour.
- Next aspect to be made by the Moon is an opposition to Venus. This is not good news. Such an aspect is generally unfavourable and it probably has to do with a woman.
- The final aspect to be made by the Moon (before it changes sign), is a trine to Mars. This suggests some kind of ‘fight’ or even a lawsuit. Because Mars is the depositor of the position of PM itself, we might even expect there to be some squabble in regards to the validity of the claim of those who are vying for the position.
Overall – in keeping with this chart, there is no chance that Corbyn will become Prime Minister in 2017. However, this does not mean that Labour will not win a majority in this election any more than it suggests that some other party will do so. Indeed, there is every possibility that a coalition will be necessary – and that might well be the best case scenario. There will definitely bee a squabble of some sort in regards to the position of PM – and in keeping with parliamentary ideals, a compromise may (again) be necessary.