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.

 

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).

Will the UK leave the EU?

Will the UK leave the EU?

Yes.

Based on my interpretation of this horary chart, this is now a moot question.

will uk leave EUThe UK is represented by Jupiter because Pisces (which Jupiter rules) is on the cusp of the 7th house, i.e. the house of the quesited. The EU is represented by Mercury because Virgo is on the cusp of the 1st house (the 7th house of partnerships for the UK).

Mercury is at 26 Gemini and Jupiter is at 16 Virgo. They form a separating square. There are no applying aspects. This states clearly that there is no future between the two. Everything in regards to the (square = difficult) relationship of the UK’s EU membership was decided when that square was perfected on 23 June.

In a horary chart, the Moon functions as a general significator of the situation, describing the surrounding circumstances as well as the forward and backwards movement of events; the past and future movements of the Moon in this chart (now at 15 Aries), supports the above interpretation.

The last aspect made by this Moon was a square to Venus at 13 Cancer, suggesting that diplomatic efforts to resolve conflicts between the UK and the EU have now failed. This failure lies at the heart of the next aspect yet to be made by the Moon – a square with Pluto indicating transformation and/or regeneration of the relationship between the UK and EU. The next aspect the Moon will make after that is a conjunction with Uranus, the classic significator of a divorce. After this, the Moon makes a sextile to Mercury suggesting that some mutually suitable agreement will be be announced and because these two planets (Mercury and the Moon) are 11 degrees apart, this will occur most likely within 11 months time. That is the end of the matter.

 

 

Utopian Politics (2012-2025)

 

From 201images-22 – 2025, the planet Neptune transits Pisces, the zodiacal sign of its rulership where it comes strong into own.

According to Liz Greene (The Astrological Neptune and the Quest for Redemption, pp – 293-297) this is characterised politically by:

  • Disintegration of existing structures and values,
  • Escapist tendencies leading to embracing utopian ideals – i.e. a mythical golden age to which if only we might return, all will be shiny and bright again,images-1
  • ‘Virus of nationalism’ – i.e. dreams of OUR glorious past – free of foreign influence – national purity and self-sufficiency – spiritual longing for that wonderful lost world, (we believe) once was enjoyed by our forefathers.

Remember that in Greek, the world ‘utopia’ means ‘nowhere’.

Is ‘nowhere’ where you really want to go?

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PS: the last time Neptune was in Pisces was 1846-1848 during which period was waged the Mexican-American war:

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BREXIT – Bad Moon Rising

 

UnknownEXECUTIVE 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.

ANALYSIS:

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:

  1. 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.Brexit
  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.UK Brexit bi wheel.jpeg

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 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).

 

  1. 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.