Astrology of Now: The Game’s Up
Well, mendacity, greed and cruelty won last night’s unpopularity contest. That is the Conservative party won the UK general election — in England and Wales.
It was also a victory for the Saturn-Pluto conjunction — a conjunction that means The End, as discussed in this post. The UK will now leave the European Union quickly, maybe as soon as the end of the year. This is the end of the dream of European unity. Then there will be years of unspooling and further chaos.
This process of unpicking the UK structures of government began back in 2008 with the banking crisis, continued with the Conservative return to power, austerity, the first Scottish Referendum, the Brexit vote and its subsequent mess. It’s a brutal realignment of the country’s reputation, values and future under the transit of Pluto through Capricorn, the UK’s Sun sign, and the sign of government, rules and institutions. First Pluto hit the UK IC, then the UK Sun and now it’s opposing the Moon, along with Saturn.
Pluto will not leave Capricorn until 2023, so there’s still more to lose. Saturn has come along to make concrete some of these changes, and it’s certainly been a harsh and taxing couple of years. In the coming year, 2020, with Jupiter also in Capricorn, we may start to see some of the dark fruits of Pluto’s transit ripen, too.
This longer process may be the break up of the UK itself. This has always seemed to be a possibility during the transit. Interestingly the first Scottish Referendum took place as Pluto hit the UK Sun, and it all seemed to pass OK, but Pluto works slowly and persistently, and now with the assistance of Jupiter and Saturn, he can start making real some of the promises that have been made.
The standout result of the election was the triumph of Scottish and Irish nationalists; in both regions it was almost a clean sweep. Neither Northern Ireland nor Scotland ever wanted to leave the European Union in the first place. Northern Ireland, in particular, has benefited massively from membership of a the EU.
As for the astrologers’ predictions, I think Mark Cullen and Elizabeth Hathaway got closest, but no one saw the size of the victory, except perhaps Paul Saunders, a shame he only writes on Facebook now. They all also looked at many charts.
As for my close of polls chart, I don’t think it shows a Tory victory, until you compare it to Boris Johnson’s chart, in which case the Moon is on his Sun-Venus. Even so, it’s not all that convincing. There may still be something short-lived about this situation, although at the moment I can’t see how he won’t go the whole five years, god help us.
If you compare it to the UK chart though, you can see the longer term result, which looks like that cold Saturn opposite the UK Moon — and importantly, the Nodes going across the central axis of the chart — a change of direction for the country. This nodal transit happens every 18 years.