Politics: A Tidal Wave of Emotion

Monday May 26th 2014

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Right-wing nationalists have won the elections for the European parliament here in the UK. This is the first time a fourth party has won a nation-wide election for more than 100 years. 

For anyone living in England, this victory has been quite obviously on the way, an unstoppable freight-train rolling down the tracks. Every conservative or liberal voter that I’ve spoken to — outside Oxford itself, but in the countryside — planned to vote for the UK Independence Party. It was simply a matter of UKIP not messing up too much before the election.

UKIP’s promise is Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. Across Western Europe — with a few exceptions — voters have sent the same message: we don’t like the EU. In Germany and Spain far right parties took a chunk of votes. In France and Britain, far right parties won. In Greece, the winners were left, but the message was the same: we hate the EU.

Politics is all about emotion. To win an election, you need to reflect the nation’s the mood; and then you need to stoke it. This is something that Goebbels understood, of course..

Here in Britain, the people are sick of the traditional parties. The Conservatives are led by a tiny cabal of ham-faced public school boys; the Labour Party is led by the same tiny cabal that wrecked the economy; and the Liberals reneged on their promises just too outrageously.

This vote for UKIP is a protest vote, but it’s bigger than that. It’s a sea- change.

UK-plus-transit-of-May-23

Astrologers have been waiting some time to see how the Cardinal Cross shakes down on the UK chart, since it actually hit the angles exactly a few years ago now. We can see that Gordon Brown’s time in Number 10 may have marked the beginning of an unravelling of the British political class and perhaps the electoral system. Pluto destroys first; the transformation usually trails behind.

Pluto is still within orb of the UK Sun and the IC — but he has gone past the exact conjunction and will not be returning for about 200 years.

The planet that is striking the UK chart with some force this week is Uranus — who upsets, disrupts, shakes down. Uranus is conjuncting the UK’s North Node in the house of partnerships. Despite what UKIP made have us believe, Europe is the UK’s most important trading partner by far.

Nigel Farage's birthtime is courtesy of astrodatabank.

Nigel Farage’s birthtime is courtesy of astrodatabank.

Now the leader of UKIP Nigel Farage is an Aries, and guess where his Sun is  — yes it lines up exactly with the UK North Node and his Sun is currently being by Uranus the Awakener. The Cardinal Cross is jet-propelling him. And he is realising a destiny to affect the destiny of this country.

Then there’s the emotional temperature in the country at the moment. Jupiter, the planet of exaggeration, and expansion is conjuncting the UK Moon. The Moon in a mundane chart is the populace, it’s the mood of the mob. The people are feeling extreme. But there’s more astrologically. That Moon in the natal chart is trine Neptune in Scorpio: this is what gives the UK it’s romantic bent, the dreaming imagination that we export so expertly in the form of books and music.

Transiting Jupiter is part of a Grand Trine in emotional water, right now — Neptune and Chiron in Pisces, Jupiter in Cancer. This is affecting everyone, but it is locking right into the UK chart. Neptune, the earth-shaker, is a little wide to be part of the current configuration, but because the UK’s natal Neptune is involved, the feelings are still large.

The body that’s really linking in from Pisces is Chiron, training both the UK Moon and Neptune from the 6th House of service and health. Well, the National Health Service is certainly being wounded (possibly mortally) at the moment, but it’s more than that. It’s that people are feeling hard done by on a personal day-to-day level which is also the province of the 6th house. So that feeds the emotions of the Moon, mix it up with idealistic Neptune and you conjure up a get-out-of-jail-free card: UKIP.

To read a previous post on the wobbling EU, click here. It’s from 2011 but still relevant.

We’ll take a closer look at Farage’s chart in another post, but one weak spot could be a lack of management skills. I’d guess that this birth time is rounded up or down.

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  1. mm says:

    Very interesting, wouldn’t expect NF to have a Virgo ascendant – even if the birthtime is a bit out the chances are the ascendant won’t change. It might explain his “ordinary bloke” persona, so at odds with his upbringing and career? Look forward to your more detailed post on his chart!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Funny, I was about to look up NF’s birthday, as I was not sure what his sign could be. Thought he could be an Aries or Cancer, maybe Virgo.

    I don’t like the aspect between Mars and Uranus in his chart..

    It would be interesting to compare the charts of Nigel Farage, Marine le Pen, Geert Wilders and so on to see what they have in common as they express the feelings of so many people.

    mimi

  3. J.B. says:

    The person who wrecked the economy was Margaret Thatcher by de regulating the money system 30 or so years ago.. Once she did that it was inevitable that things would hit the fan catastrophically in the end . It didn’t seem to occur to her that the regulations were put in place for a reason. That being the weakness of human nature when offered a chance to run away from reality. We still haven’t woken up the fact that in a healthy society there has to be a system of fundamental values that we all have the same relationship to.Sorry , money doesn’t cut it.

    • Christina says:

      I agree about Thatcher but Gordon Brown and his team had the opportunity to stop the rot and they didn’t.

      • JB says:

        No-one could have stopped that feeding frenzy and for anyone who tried it would have been political suicide. G Brown at least deserves credit for his huge contribution to stopping the global economy going into total meltdown once the wheels had come off the wagon.
        The fact that he doesn’t receive that credit shows how superficial our political dialogue has become.

  4. Lesley says:

    Agree with above – for the most part of the last 2000 years we have been obsessed with the development and accumulation of money and property. We have disregarded the spiritual messages of the major prophets about the deeper meaning of our humanity and about what loving relating between individuals and societies is about. Instead the structure and consolidating of material wealth has characterised the fabric of our lives and politicians have enshrined these values. We need political leaders who are spiritually aware for the tide to change and the world to reflect the values of compassion, love and social justice. A long journey and now, with these results, even more uncertain than ever.

  5. Lesley says:

    Sounds fitting. Praying in Bethlehem is certainly tapping in to the right source.The light doesn’t feel very strong at the moment.

  6. P says:

    You mentioned in a previous post that Regulus has finally moved into Virgo. I wonder if the unravelling you talk about in this post will result in changes in other ruling instituations as well, such as royal houses.

    I do have to wonder though: who will balance the power created by Pluto in Capricorn?

  7. Dunyazade says:

    I wonder, are we, collectively, living the times before WW 3? This just Shouts the rise of Hitler in the 1930’s. Humankind doesn’t seem to learn from the past. Ever. 😐

    • Christina says:

      I do keep on thinking that Farage has the foolishness that the Nazis had. Before they took power, a lot of people just could not take them seriously because their ideas were so obviously ridiculous and Hitler himself was so clownish… … But that’s just when I’m feeling paranoid… Saturn tr Scorpio….

  8. Anonymous says:

    … easy to take Nigel Farage for a clown/fool, given that he bears more than a passing resemblance to Homer Simpson, and not just in looks…

  9. Nice paper, Lady! I strongly agree with your analysis of an emotional wave of votes primarily motivated by exasperation at policies that turn away from the legitimate needs and aspirations of the ordinary. This might be the feared backlash of what C.Lasch once reported in “the revolt of the elite”. Would you call UKIP a “racist” party – as its founder recently termed it? Peoples’ withdrawal into themselves was announced by the retrogradation of Saturn, and Jupiter’s in Cancer caught in the cardinal cross. In my opinion this cardinal cross was a really, well “crucial” moment. In France especially. Marine Le Pen’s party made a huge score and socialists have never been lower. The image of the traditional parties is tainted by scandals. The French who voted preferred to abdicate their future rights, and ours, rather than defer to the corruption associated with the european democracy. All in all, as was to be expected, it’s a heavy defeat for all true democrats. Very sad. I wish you a nice weekend, tho. Hope you’re well.

  10. Anonymous says:

    It was not just right wing parties across Europe that were voted for, left wing parties were also voted for, even the greens had an increase in their vote and in the UK the Greens beat the Liberals.

    It was not Gordon Brown that wrecked the economy, although I agree that he continued the wrecking policy. He did have predecessors, Blair, Major, Thatcher.

    The current govt. has increased the national debt by at least £500b, while at the same time giving false figures about unemployment, inflation and GDP. Not only this but there effort to drag the country into the 19th century.

    But all these little right-wing parties is just a fad anyway.

    Remember – if you hear something enough times eventually you will accept it.

  11. Anonymous says:

    And remember – the whole idea that the parties are different. That some parties are left wing and some are right wing is a ruse to keep us squabbling amongst our selves and therefor divided. They are all the same. They all have the same goal. the goal is total government control of everything. What we think of as right wing such as the German National Socialist Party is a ruse. The keyword is Socialist. They were extreme left wing. Just like Stalin. Which is why Stalin had no idea that he would be attacked by a party that had so many common objectives. We have been lead to believe that if someone is racist then they are right-wing. Left-wing can be racist as well. So this is one lie that serves to keep us divided and not to see the truth, which is its really us (the people) against them (politicians). And yes, incase you are wondering, the current coalition govt in the UK is left-wing, as its about total govt. control.

    For anyone who is interested https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=vb8Rj5xkDPk#t=10