What Astrologers Are Saying About The UK December Election
What a lousy election. What a lousy choice. Still, there’s always astrology to ding around with while the old structures crumble around our ears during this Pluto-Saturn cheek-to-cheek.
A Void of Course Moon in Gemini on the night means, traditionally, it ain’t goin’ nowhere — nothing will come of it. Furthermore, Saturn in Capricorn will be opposing the UK Moon: the people will be the losers either way.
As usual astrologers are divided in their predictions, but I note there are far fewer this time around. Maybe everyone’s as disgusted as I am. Here’s a round-up of astrologers willing to stick their necks out. If you know of any other predictions, please link them in comments.
In a very complete overview, Capricorn Astrology Research points out that the leader with the best chart on the day of the election is Brexit panjandrum Nigel Farage. But he says a hung parliament is likely and adds, “Farage and Johnson being the fools that they are could split the fascist vote and Corbyn, on the back of a good personal campaign would make a deal with Swinson and Sturgeon to hold two referendums, one for Brexit and another for Scotland. This uneasy truce is unlikely to last long, and it won’t give Corbyn enough support to truly govern in the way that he would like, given that it would be the barest of minority coalition numbers, but at the moment Capricorn Research would take that scenario. Whatever happens, the Full Void of Course Moon on December 12th doesn’t look like saving us from a winter of discontent.”
Elizabeth Hathway has also written a very interesting piece. She takes Venus, the UK chart ruler, as her starting point. She goes for a slender Conservative win, but not enough to do much.
Smiljana Gavrancic at astro.com wrote a thorough piece too, looking at all the leaders’ horoscopes, plus the Queen’s chart and the UK chart as well as the chart for the election, plus solar arcs. It’s an interesting read in itself. She says the opposition looks strong and Johnson will probably have to make a coalition.
Marjorie Orr is pithy as ever — and sees confusion, disillusionment and an indecisive result.
Traditional astrologer Peter Stockinger comes to the same conclusion using different methodology. He thinks a possible slender Tory majority but not enough to govern.
Faye Cossar takes a helicopter view of the whole question.
For what it’s worth, I think we often ask the wrong question in mundane astrology eg who will win the election? I remember back in 2015 — was it only four years ago? — wondering why both David Cameron and the opposition leader Ed Miliband looked like losers. The only winner I could pick back then was Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the Scottish Nationalists. It turned out that Miliband lost that election, Cameron resigned in less than a year — and Sturgeon is still with us.
A better question might be: how will this election affect the country?
Still to this election, wiping the tears from my eyes. I’m viewing this as a test of different approaches, since, after all, we’ll know the result fairly soon so this is just an exercise.
Looking only at the close of polls chart for 10pm on the night of the election. It looks like the incumbents do not win a majority, the opposition (whoever that is) look stronger. But the opposition may be an amorphous coalition of some kind — including Brexit, Greens, Lib-Dems, Welsh, Irish and Scottish Nats, Independents and Labour. Furthermore, whoever gets in doesn’t last long, so there may have to be another election in 2020. Here’s why.
• If you look at this as a straight contest chart. The ASC is the incumbents, which means you need to look at Mercury, the ruler of Virgo, which is in fall in Sagittarius — so that looks bad for the Tories. Pisces on the DESC is the opposition. Neptune is strongly placed — and could be idealistic but disorganised., Pisces other ruler Jupiter is not so cheerful on the IC and in Capricorn. So this scenario looks messy. This is the method I prefer. Since “the opposition” is just as likely to be a coalition as the actual Labour Party, I think you’d need to look deeper into more charts.
• But some astrologers use the MC/IC axis instead. In which case, you get Venus as the ruler of the incumbent Tories besieged by Pluto and Saturn — nasty — and Scorpio on the IC with Mars in Scorpio. So the opposition looks very strong. I’d be surprised if that were the case, but we shall see.
• Void of course Moon promises nothing will come out of this election. But the very late degree of this Moon could indicate that we are finally in the end game of this Brexit fandango. That would fit with the Saturn-Pluto conjunction and the upcoming eclipses in Capricorn and Cancer.
So there we have a test of IC/MC vs ASC/DESC. This chart is not as dramatic as the referendum chart, which had Pluto rising.
For more details on leaders’ charts and so on, take a look at Capricorn Research, Smiljana Gavrancic, Marjorie Orr, Mark Cullen or Elizabeth Hathway. And see what you think the outcome will be.
And as for that question: how will this election affect the country? Well, look to Saturn in Capricorn precisely opposing the UK Moon, which represents the people. If we don’t grow up or we’re prevented from growing up, we’ll suffer some more. So get out there and do your duty… even if you have to hold your nose.