Will Obama-Care (Affordable Care Act) be repealed or significantly overhauled during 2017?

affordable-care-act-bannerThe short answer is no – ACA is strong and Congress is not – disharmony is the order of the day.

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  1. 6th house = all matters of public health therefore with Gemini on the 6th house cusp, Mercury (at 0 Virgo 50 and in the 8th house) is the ruler of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
  2. 11th house = legislature and so with Scorpio on the cusp, Mars (at 4 Leo 00 conjunct 8th house cusp) symbolises Congress.
  3. Mercury (ACA) is in pretty good condition:
    1. in its own sign of ruler-ship (Virgo),
    2. in sect (Mercury is both diurnal and nocturnal),
    3. and in its own terms (classical astrology suggests Mercury in the terms of Mercury adds a ‘sober and honest’ element).
    4. Mercury is conjunct the fixed star, Regulus, which, as one of the Royal Stars of Persia, promises success only on certain conditions. With Regulus, that condition is avoidance of the temptation of revenge. Although legislation itself can’t have ‘motivation’ per se, the people involved with it can do. With Regulus, there is pressure to succeed, to shine, especially in bringing peace and civilisation. If those fighting to keep ACA alive and well focus on the positive aspects of the legislation rather than on gaining revenge against their legislative opponents, success for ACA is guaranteed.
    5. Finally, Mercury could be stronger if were angular, but it least it’s not cadent so overall, pretty good.
  4. On the other hand, Mars (Congress) in Leo is not in such good condition:
    1. Mars in the terms of Jupiter does have capacity to bring ‘honour within the government’ and to ‘work with exalted people’.
    2. Mars is out of sect (nocturnal planet out of place during daytime) which, according to classical astrology adds an element of ‘ignoble employment’ as well as the ‘danger of injury’.
    3. Mars is very close to the 8th house cusp therefore it is succeedent not angular,
    4. Mars could be worse off but could be much better so overall, not so good. Situation could improve, however, if Congress focuses on its capacity to ‘bring honour with government’ (possibly by working with exalted people).
  5. Overall, Mercury (ACA) is stronger by far than is Mars (Congress).
  6. Further, Mars (Congress) and Mercury (ACA) make no aspect to each other suggesting that, at least for the remainder of 2017, Congress will not pass anything significantly impacting ACA.
  7. To make certain, we look to the Moon which, in a horary chart, is considered ‘dispositive’ of the entire situation (i.e. how it came to be and how it will unfold).
    1. The Moon (whilst in Virgo) has as yet made no Ptolemaic aspects (whilst tempting to include Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in this, horary technically does not do so).
    2. The next aspect to be made by the Moon will be a square to Saturn – this does not look good – the combination of Moon/Saturn yields uncommunicative behaviour as well as lack of self-confidence. This suggests that the situation surrounding proposed changes to ACA will be characterised by anxiety and feelings of inhibition. On the positive side, there is a suggestion of increased care and attention as well as conscientious behaviour – sounds as if Congress might be giving proposed changes to ACA some serious, dutiful attention.
    3. The last aspect to be made by the Moon will be a square to Venus – this also does not look good for changes to ACA – with the general feeling in Congress one of weakness of will (being easily led by others) and moodiness. This too suggests that Congress will not get enough momentum to pass legislation significantly overhauling (much less repealing) ACA. Disharmony looks to be the order of the day in Washington during 2017 – so much for falling back and regrouping.

Star lore confirms trouble for Mr Trump as the result of the up-coming total solar eclipse

Yesterday I blogged about the effects of the upcoming solar eclipse using the Leo ingress chart set for Washington, DC. I would like to add two points based on associated star lore. Might you recall that flashy, dramatic Mercury that was too close for comfort with Mr Trump’s natal Mars? Well, the fixed stars associated with that Mercury (and Mars) not only confirm trouble but also flesh out some details:

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  • Ingress Mercury is conjunct the fixed star, Alderamin – in the constellation Cepheus, The King. Because of this, the ingress Mercury is infused with Alderamin’s energy – which, at best, is out of step with the laws of nature. Bottom line – Alderamin is a destructive influence – a negative statement about the impact made when male sovereignty teams up with aggression.
  • Ingress Mercury is also conjunct the fixed star, Alpheratz, Alpherarzwhich is both the navel of Pegasus and head of Andromeda. According to star lore, Alpheratz is not at home in Andromeda. Instead, it sits more comfortably in the constellation of Pegasus, where it is associated with freedom and speed – i.e. the sheer joy of feeling the wind in your hair. When linked with the planet Mercury, Apheratz imparts free- thinking, novel ideas, and headstrong stubbornness. This fits nicely with what’s already been said about Mercury and the grand fire trine with Uranus and Saturn – i.e. think unique, ground-breaking, and earth-shattering. But it also adds the notion of rashly pushing forward without due consideration – a behaviour unfortunately oft associated with Mr Trump.

 

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The eclipse chart itself involves two significant fixed stars – both of which confirm that the energy released with the eclipse will have a negative impact on Trump and America:

  • The eclipse point (23 Leo 55) is conjunct the fixed star Regulus, one of the four Royal Stars of Persia, and heart of the lion in the constellation Leo. Regulus is linked to King Feridun, who, according to Persian mythology, was a great and good king. Hence Regulus imparts success but only to those who avoid taking revenge. If under the influence of Regulus, one gives in to temptations of retribution and reprisal, he/she will fall from grace and all that which he/she has gained will be lost. Keeping in mind that (a) Trump’s natal Mars (26 Leo 47) and Ascendant (29 Leo 58) are energised by the eclipse and (b) Trump is, by and large, prone to taking revenge, then might we not expect the proverbial Humpy Dumpty to have a great fall (off the wall)? I won’t say that I’m hopeful, but I will say that because Regulus is involved it would only serve him right. For what it’s worth, I’m still putting my money on some frenzied, ego-driven ‘communication’ causing oodles of trouble not just for Trump but for Americans in general.hydra_figure_st_sbkiqd
  • The eclipse point is also conjunct the fixed star, Alphard, the brightest star in the constellation Hydra. When considering the impact that this ‘difficult star’ might make, keep in mind that Trump’s natal Mars and Ascendant are also linked with Alphard. Symbolism associated with this star include death by poisoning, hatred of women, perpetrators of violent crimes, and untamed, and emotional outbursts. The good news is that Alphard has associations with religious fervour which, given all its negative potential, might be a good way to use it. The bad news is that because religious passion is generally not Trump’s thing, we can expect Alphard to contribute mightily to the overall unpleasantness of the situation.

Leo Ingress spells ‘communication’ problems for the USA?

Summary – During the next few weeks expect a flashy, hostile communication involving (or instigated by) Mr Trump which will cause serious concern to the US court system and/or Congress. Could this mean war?

ingress into LeoAstrologers love making predictions about how the upcoming total solar eclipse will affect the USA. There are many ways to look at this but today I’ll do something different – taking a look at the Leo ingress chart (i.e. prediction technique involving chart drawn for the moment that the Sun will enter 0 Leo) set for Washington, DC. This forecast should be good from 22 July until after the eclipse, when the Sun moves into Virgo (22 August).

Because Libra is rising, Venus is the chart ruler and its position and aspects are key to the situation.  Each planet in this chart symbolises a function that binds Americans into a nation-state and with Venus, that function relates to all that is pleasantly shared –  i.e. art, culture, and entertainment.

Because this Venus is in Gemini, there is emphasis on the media – communication(s) of all sorts are highlighted. Given all the controversy regarding ‘fake-news’ and the way in which the president and his administration are presented by the media, might we not expect combative issues arising as the result of this? Because Venus is applying for an opposition to Saturn (social order, regulations, and controls) – I’ll go out on a limb and suggest that someone gets sanctioned regarding a combative communication.

Further, because Venus is leaving a T Square (difficult aspect) involving both Neptune and Jupiter, we might surmise that someone (prominent) has already been duped (or otherwise taken advantage of) and that this subterfuge might form the basis of some controversy that is still yet to blossom.

Another reason to suspect that communication will be a key issue for the US during this period is that Mercury – the Lord of Communication –  is in the same degree as the nodal axis. Because of this, some might suggest that whatever transpires regarding this ‘communicaton’ was fated. Maybe, maybe not! But I will point out that this Mercury is involved in a grand fire trine with Uranus and Saturn and so I’ll suggest that whatever happens, it will not be conventional – think unique, ground-breaking, and/or earth-shattering.

At this point, it’s not too much of a leap of faith to further suggest that this ‘communication’ is likely to be highly aggressive and, as the result, could be seen by others as an act of war. This is because Venus at 19 Gemini 42 is close to the US natal chart’s Mars (fighting/military action) at 21 Gemini 23.trump-tweet-sources-said.png

Finally, it is more likely than not that Mr Trump will be implicated in all this. The flashy, dramatic Mercury (at 25 Leo 58  – Leo is always dramatic) is awfully close to Trump’s natal mars at 26 Leo 47. If that weren’t enough, consider that the total solar eclipse at the end of August will occur at 28 Leo 55 – again too close for comfort. Might it not be too unreasonable to suggest that some flashy, dramatic communication by Mr Trump will land him in big trouble (eclipses are like a power surge – for good or evil!) and that this will require congressional/court sanctions (Mercury is in this ingress 11th house which is associated with legislature and parliament)?

UK General Election – Part II

 

UnknownYesterday, I posted a horary chart suggesting that Jeremy Corbyn will not be the Prime Minister of the UK in 2017.

Today, I look at the chart of the election itself and reach the same conclusion.

 

CHART TWO – CLOSE OF POLLS ON ELECTION DAY

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SUMMARY – The key theme in play for this upcoming general election is HOPE for the FUTURE. The common people (voters) want this most of all. However, the common people are more than aware that there is a good deal of illusion/delusion regarding hope for the future and doubtless feel themselves caught between a rock and hard spot. However one thing that the common people do realise is that the last thing they want is another heavy dose of socialism. How in the world will anyone pay for this? It looks as if Theresa May, despite her many problems/failings, is in a better position than Jeremy Corbyn to deliver what the voters want. She is the more commercially savvy of the two.

DETAILED ANALYSIS

  1. Because Sagittarius is rising, the ruler of this chart is Jupiter and its position and aspects are key to the entire situation.
  2. Jupiter is associated with both religion and philosophy – also with finances and commerce – capitalism, law, and legal service. Jupiter in this chart is a 13 Libra in the 9th house, associated with 9th – religion, legal system and higher education.
  3. Jupiter in Libra is comfortable enough – not particularly strong nor particularly weak. According to the Liber Hermetis, Jupiter in Libra suggests benefits from, or a high social profile because of, women. But because this Jupiter is ‘out of sect’ (i.e. it’s a diurnal planet in a night chart), the benefits to be expected from women must be toned down a bit – perhaps they will require more effort than they are worth – (certainly the situation is not as glamorous as if Jupiter had been placed otherwise in relation to the Sun).
  4. At 14 Libra, this Jupiter is in the terms of Mercury and according to the Liber Hermetis, this suggests that business acumen (and perhaps age) is part of the mix. Whoever steps in to lead the country must be commercially savvy.
  5. So far, we have the picture of a commercially savvy woman who also, because of Jupiter’s placement in the 9th house will be associated with (or acceptable to) commerce. This Jupiter is also trine the Sun, which is associated with the ‘ruling class’ – especially government and its leader. While this might suggest that the outcome of the election will be in keeping with the current administration (in this case, the Conservative Party with its current leader, Theresa May).
  6. However, this Jupiter in Libra is also square (difficult aspect) to Pluto, which is associate corporate affairs, as well as group activity – especially to selfish advantage, the secret service and spy network. Sounds as if just when we’d thought it would all be business as usual, there’s a power struggle of some sort – playing to someone’s personal ego. The square aspect suggests that whatever is going on, will not end up looking pretty. I would never suggest that I am an astute political observer so I will leave it up to you to decide which of the major players in the election has the biggest ego and how much damage might be done as the result.
  7. Interestingly enough, Jupiter is sextile (easier aspect) to the Moon in Sagittarius, which is associated not only with women but also with the common people. What is it that the common people want when they are represented by the Moon in Sagittarius? HOPE for the future!
  8. This Moon is further in a (difficult) aspect to Neptune which is in turn, lined with socialism – i.e. new visions/dreams for the perfect society. This suggests that the common people (voters) are not really keen to embrace more socialism. This is of course, the party line for Labour and Corbyn. The suggestion here is that HOPE for the future will not include a heavy does of socialism.
  9. Neptune is also linked to subversion, confusion, and delusion.  I must admit that Corbyn and his Labour Party would seem to have rather delusional ideas about where they might get the money to pay their promised enhancements both to state-funded education and the National Health Service (NHS). On the other hand, I wouldn’t be the first to suggest that Mrs. May is also delusional at least in regards to what kind of BREXIT deal she can cut for the UK with Europe. This chart suggests that the common people are more than aware there’s a good deal of delusion in regards to their fondly held HOPE for the future and they are not best pleased – but realistically, what can they do? NOTHING. Note that the Moon, Sun (ruling class), and Neptune are caught up in a T Square – the proverbial being ‘caught between a rock and a hard spot’.
  10. I suggest that whichever candidate and or his/her party can provide the most optimistic (and realistic) vision of the future will win this election. This is the focus of the chart ruler of the General Election, Jupiter at 13 Libra.tri wheel
  11. Looking at the charts of Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn in comparison with the chart for the general election, we find that May’s Sun at 8 Libra is stacked up best to deliver what the people want (13 Libra) whilst Corbyn with his own Neptune (illusion, delusion) at 12 Libra is at best confusing the issues and at worst, undermining any sense of reality.
  12. No one, however, is under any illusion that further moves toward (expensive) socialism at this time would be in the UK’s best interests.

UK General Election – YIKES! Could Corbyn actually win?

imagesWith 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.

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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:

  1. 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.
  2. So far, so good.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

 

Will his Russian Intrigue bring Trump Down?

Will the current ‘intrigue’ regarding Trump and Russia ‘bring him down’?images

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SUMMARY

YES & NO – although clearly Mr Trump has ‘enemies’ (secret or otherwise) in regards to this ‘intrigue’ –  enemies who are far stronger than is he – it remains unclear whether they will (or even whether they will try to) damage his reputation enough to ‘bring him down’.

Having said that, Mr Trump is most definitely on a collision course of some sort vis a vis his relationship with Russia. Expect ‘conflict’ (could even be an outright war) within approximately five months and that such conflict could lead to Trump’s ‘self-undoing’ and/or resignation.

Despite not being a fan of Mr Trump, after working with this chart I believe that in regards to his dealings with Russia, Trump is probably acting from strong personal conviction that he is doing the right thing. This is the case regardless whether his behaviour in the matter is appropriate, much less moral. Trump feels that he has the ‘divine’ right to ‘reform’ or ‘correct’ certain situations.

In addition, as unsavoury as some of the reports have suggested might be this ‘intrigue’, it is difficult to argue that somehow it will not turn out for the best (albeit whether or not it all turns out well for Trump, personally, remains to be seen).

Finally, expect that when all is said and done, Trump’s Russian intrigue will have had something to do with women.

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ANALYSIS:

  1. 10th house represents the president – and because Taurus is on the cusp, its ruler, russian-intrigueVenus, represents Trump.
  2. 9th house is Trump’s 12th house of ‘undoing’, ‘secret enemies’, and ‘resignation’. It is also the chart’s house representing foreign lands and their affairs. Because Aries is on the cusp of this house, its ruler, Mars, represents not only Russia, but also all matters of serious affliction for Trump.
  3. NOTE also that because Trump’s 7th house (the 4th house of this chart) has Scorpio on its cusp, Mars also represents Trump’s ‘open’ enemies.
  4. Venus (Trump) is quite weak in detriment (Aries), cadent, and out of SECT.
  5. Mars is stronger in its sign of ruler-ship, Aries, although it too is cadent and out of SECT.
  6. Not only is Venus (Trump) already in the 12th house of ‘undoing’ (and also in Russia’s back pocket), but it is make an applying (5 degree) aspect to conjunct with Mars. This conjunction brings Trump and the path of his ‘undoing’ together in such a way that suggests complete cooperation (whether for ill or gain).
  7. Russia, Trump, and and Trump’s enemies (secret or not) are hence coming together in what promises to be an explosive and fiery ‘conflict’ – Aries (cardinal fire) is a most martial sign. However, based on the movements of the Moon (see point 11, below), it is likely this conflict will somehow all work out for the best in the end (the final aspect made by the Moon is a comfortable Trine with the Sun).
  8. Several fixed stars making close aspect to this chart’s Venus (Trump) reinforce this martial theme:
    • Facies (constellation of Sagittarius) – is the ‘eye of the archer’ and itself associated with warriors, wars, and violent death. It also suggests that Trump is so driven in regards to this situation that he is ‘blind’ to its dangers. Note that in his natal chart, Trump’s Mercury is also in opposition with Facies. A near-sighted archer is not good news.
    • Mirzam (constellation of Canis Major) – carries an important message of some sort. Note that in his natal chart, Trump’s Mercury is also conjunct Mirzam. This message is of great personal importance to Trump.
    • Alhena (constellation of Gemini) – is associated with winning at all costs (arrogance implied) – Trump feels that he has the ‘divine’ right to ‘reform’ or ‘correct’ a certain situation.
    • North & South Asellus (constellation of Cancer) – again associations with ‘blindness’ as well as piled up corpses and wars.
    • Aldebaran (constellation of Taurus) – a great royal star connected with warrior kings (MARS) greatness is a real possibility but only if certain moral challenges are met re: integrity and purity of thoughts and dealings. HONOUR that can’t last.
  9. Several Arabic Parts also make close aspects to this chart’s Venus (Trump) that reinforce this theme of conflict leading to danger & destruction.
    • Ability, Abundance, Commerce, Danger, Debt, Fate, Divorce, Destruction, Genius, Fascination, Imprisonment, Luck, Secret Enemies, and Victory.
  10. Several Arabic Parts also make close aspect to Trump’s natal planets further reinforcing this theme:
    • Mars – Bad Luck, Catastrophe, Destiny, Fortune, Unusual Events
    • Venus – Secret Enemies, Accidents, Armies, Catastrophe, Destiny, Divorce
    • Sun – Lovers, Fame, Eccentricity, Beneficial Change
    • Mercury – Benevolence, Corruptness, Damage, Fascination
    • Moon – Beneficial Change, Controversy, Eccentricity, Lovers
    • Jupiter – Action, Administrators, Bankruptcy, Success, Suicide, Victory
    • Saturn – Catastrophe, Divorce
  11. As the Moon is the overall symbol of how events play out (past, present, future), we look to the Moon (10 Libra) in this chart and the aspects that it has and will make:
    • Last aspect made – opposition to Venus – unfavourable – all women/love concerns s/b approached with caution
    • Next – Quincunx to Neptune – confusion and unrealistic dreams
    • Next – Trine to Mercury – messages and communication – good for business but NOT for signing contracts/agreements
    • Next aspect – Opposition to Mars – unfavourable for all new ventures including friendships and dealings with women.
    • Next – Square with Pluto – dirty dealings, manipulation.
    • Next – Conjunction with Jupiter – lawyers and professionals – a little bit of luck especially with foreign persons?!
    • Next – Opposition with Uranus – emotional anxiety – breaks, accidents, separations, sudden/unpredictable awakenings – possible divorce.
    • Next – Sextile with Saturn – bad for love affairs and friendships with women, obstacles, limitations, loss, and restrictions.
    • FINAL – Trine with Sun – good for new ventures, influencing important people and seeking advancement, life force, health, and last but not least, success.

Britannia Rules the Waves aka BREXIT (remix)

BREXITOn Wednesday, Theresa May triggered Article 50 and BREXIT begins; I would not be surprised if the UK government employed astrologers to advise as to the timing of this  – the astrological symbolism is  perfect:

  • Five planets (Venus, Sun, Uranus, Moon, Mercury)
  • Clustered in ARIES (fighting fit) – cardinal (whoosh) fire
  • Highly visible at the top of the chart (HIGH NOON)
  • with the Sun and Venus straddling the Midheaven (MC).
  • The UK people (Moon)
  • have delivered a radical and rebellious (Uranus)
  • albeit diplomatic (Venus)
  • message (Mercury)
  • through their Prime Minster (Sun)
  • that they are taking back control of their nation – regardless of the consequences (Aries).

images-1When looking at the BREXIT chart in comparison with the UK natal chart, we find that BREXIT stellium in Aries at the UK natal Descendant – SUNSET – waving a fond farewell to the EU – GOODBYE (for now).Untitled

Also, when comparing the UK natal chart (inner ring) to the BREXIT chart (outer ring) we might consider the following:

  1. BREXIT was inevitable – the BREXIT Jupiter opposition Uranus is conjunct the UK’s nodal axis (‘fated’ past/future) – The 14-year cycle involving Jupiter and Uranus is all about the Promethean Spirit – rebellion – self-determination – saying ‘no’ to the status quo. Here we find Jupiter and Uranus in opposition – 180 degrees – the extreme point of the cycle that began in 2010 (Jupiter and Uranus were conjunct together at 0 degrees Aries). Unsurprisingly, it was in 2010 that the Daily Express became the first mainstream national newspaper to demand that the UK should leave the EU and it was to become one of the fastest-growing campaigns in newspaper history. At the opposition – BREXIT – it should come as no surprise that we have just harvested fruit of the seeds sown at that 2010 Britain-out-572878conjunction.
  2. BREXIT is about the death and REBIRTH of the heart and soul of a nation (BREXIT Pluto conjunct the UK’s Sun in Capricorn in the 4th house). Yes, indeed it is that but it is also something else too – BREXIT is part of much bigger (global) picture – i.e. radical restructuring of the world order. OK, the deal here is that BREXIT happened during outgoing square – (i.e. 90 degrees – manifestation – CRISIS POINT) – of the current Pluto/Uranus (127-year) cycle, which commenced in 1965/66). It was in 1965 that Nigel Lawson said that the UK should join the Common Market (as the EU was then called) – because its only choice was between that and backward looking protectionism. But it was not long after the UK joined the EU/EEC in 1973 that the reality of that decision was to come home to roost. Even by the 1970’s the EU had made moves toward monetary union and tax harmonisation – and the English jurist, Lord Denning, explained in 1974 that EEC Law was ‘like an incoming tide’ that cannot be held back. With BREXIT, this tide has now turned – the dikes of protectionism will no longer be breached. What might this suggest about the world-wide future of the ever-growing tide of globalism? If what just happened with BREXIT is any indication, I think we now know the answer – all things both good and bad must someday, come to an end.
  3. BREXIT is also about regaining the DREAM of the UK’s once superior international network of commercial interests (BREXIT Neptune sextile UK Mars in Taurus in the 9th house – also note that the BREXIT Mars in Taurus is also conjunct the UK’s Mars in Taurus). But whether this dream of renewal is possible to achieve is highly questionable to the least because Neptune always undermines Mars’ efforts. It has been suggested (Baigent, Campion, Harvey) that the UK’s natal Mars in the 8th house in opposition to Neptune indicates all the wars fought to support the UK superior network of commercial interests – especially as a maritime power – Britannia rules the waves!? Let’s not forget that BREXIT has done nothing to change this – that Neptune/Mars natal aspect that served the UK so well for so many years remains firmly fixed in place. Perhaps UK politicians should take note that although ruling the waves again like in times gone by may no longer be a realistic possibility, Neptune also rules fishing, drugs, oil, and promotion of stock companies.Unknown
  4. There are fears that BREXIT means financial setbacks for the UK – and, at least in the short-term, and that is probably inevitable – but how bad will it be and for how long? Venus governs money – financial institutions, bankers, as well as  national resources. In in the BREXIT chart, Venus is pedalling backwards – i.e. retrograde motion. This, I fear, suggests some financial hard times ahead and, quite possibly, because the BREXIT Venus falls in the UK’s 6th house – it will be felt most by the NHS (National Health Service). Hopefully, however, this back-pedalling won’t go on for too long – it’s a given that eventually, Venus will turn and move forwards again (17 ephemeris days = 17 months?). Note also that in the BREXIT chart Mercury (science, literary works, education and the press) is making a close trine to Saturn (structure, regulations, discipline). So one way forward economically might be for the UK to introduce laws encouraging the export of education and literature – both endeavours of which the UK is already well-respected and well-known. This suggestion is echoed by the fact that the BREXIT Saturn is in the UK’s natal 3rd house (trade, education, communication) and trine the UK’s own natal Saturn in the 11th (parliament).