Double Retrograde for A Reactionary Throwback
Oh the splendidness of astrology.
I was listening to that Jacob Rees-Mogg, a 48-year-old elderly schoolboy who may actually become the next leader of the British Conservative Party. He is a caricature of “posh”, with the faux self-deprecating, smooth-bumbling of an Etonian (super polite and very rude simultaneously), and the opinions of, well, a bigot.
So, I was grinding my teeth, when I thought, I bet he’s a got Mercury Retrograde in Gemini.
Lo, dear reader, he has — and more.
Rees-Mogg’s “young fogey” act makes good TV, just like Trump’s “you’re fired” thing, and Boris Johnson’s bumbling idiot thing. All three are Geminis. Get on TV enough and people think they know you; people think they know you, and they end up voting for you. So maybe he’s not as old fashioned as he makes out.
The character that he plays — eccentric aristocrat — may be a throwback, but the medium he uses is full 21st century.
Just look at his chart — and marvel. Both Mars and Mercury are retrograde (looking backwards) in the signs associated with media and communications — Gemini and Sagittarius — and they are opposed. If you listen to what he says, rather than being distracted by how he says it, you might just be appalled.
For the benefit of readers outside the UK, here he is on TV from this morning. You may note the evidence of a stellium in Virgo. During this Mercury Rx in Virgo, Rees-Mogg has been all over the media…