The Labour Party’s Misty Meltdown
Of course it’s one thing to look at Jeremy Corbyn’s chart. He is clearly having a high old time, but we really ought to look at the chart of the Labour Party to get an idea of what’s going on.
I asked my friend Liz, who is a fount of natal charts, what she had for the British Labour Party. Here’s what she said:
“Nick Campion gives two: 27th Feb 1900 and 12th Feb 1906. Both noon in London. There are arguments for both; the later date is more the foundation of the Parliamentary Labour Party, the former is when the two main socialist parties merged to form the Labour Representative Committee. I incline towards the earlier date, but you could make a case for either. Alan Leo favoured the second date, and predicted its formation in the Capricorn Ingress of 1905.”
My instinct is to agree with Liz. Labour feels like a compassionate Pisces with a humanitarian Aquarian Moon.
If we draw up that chart we can see the party’s problem. It is indeed having a meltdown, as several pundits have already put it. Moist, misty Neptune has been crossing the party’s MC and Sun since 2013. From the sidelines, it’s been like watching someone gradually disappear. What, who, where is the Labour party? — and who are these leadership peeps, we wonder.
Neptune will finally move off the Labour Sun early next year, but this is a very powerful transit — it only happens every 160 years. Neptune to the MC can be brilliant or completely disastrous. It can be the sacrificial lamb or the rise to public adulation. It can be utter disintegration.
Meanwhile, later this year and next, transiting Saturn will be hitting all of Labour’s Sagittarian planets – the radical, optimistic Jupiter-Uranus conjunction and the North Node – and squaring that Pisces Sun. If you look back to the last two times this happened 1956/57 and 1986, you can see that both times the party was in crisis. 1956 was just after the dreary 1955 General Election which was lost because of
Hmm does that sound familiar.
1986 was the year that Militant Tendency, the hard left faction, was finally expelled from the Party: Saturn the enforcer dealing with the outrageous rebels (Jupiter-Uranus), and thereby changing the direction of the party. It then took another 11 years for the party to get back into power.
This might mean dissolution — another Neptunian favourite — and it couldn’t come at a worse time. The (whole) country needs a strong, intelligent opposition right now. The Conservatives are making radical changes on the slenderest of mandates. Let’s hope we will witness another Neptunian favourite: the sacrifice reborn.
FYI: Here is the other chart.