Tony Blair’s 10 years in power has been accompanied by continual major transits of Neptune to his natal chart. Beginning in 1996, the year before he was elected, Neptune has successively conjoined his MC and then his Moon, squared his Sun and is now opposing his Pluto. (Tony Blair: 6 May 1953, 6.10am, Edinburgh, Scotland).
He has just about got a natal Sun-Moon-Pluto t-square, and it has seemed to me for a few years that his time in power would end when Neptune got around to opposing his Pluto, which does seem to be what is happening. While Neptune was activating his MC, Moon and Sun he was able to put his ideas and vision into action – for better or for worse – but now all that is left is Pluto, power itself, and as Neptune comes up to its first exact opposition in March, the power is draining away from him, literally day by day.
Things are confused around him – we’re not sure when he’s going, some senior Labour people are saying it’s time for him to go, others that he should stay, and the cash-for-honours probe is slowly paralysing his government. I’m sure he didn’t mean it to end like this, but he should have looked at his transits!
Of course, he hasn’t just got Neptune opposing his Pluto, he has got Saturn conjoining it as well. And these 2 planets are coming up for an exact opposition at the end of the month. The first exact opposition, at the start of last Sept, coincided with an attempted coup (a week later) by Gordon Brown, and Tony Blair being forced to give a date by which he would be gone. This in itself constituted a major leaking away of his power.
So we can expect to see a further major leakage of power over the next month or so as Saturn and Neptune square up to Pluto for the second time. It seems to me that all he is left with now is not much more than the trappings of power – he certainly can’t undertake major new initiatives. Any more significant seepage – which the astrology is saying is inevitable over the next month – and I can’t see how he can go on.
The chart for New Labour in power is set for 3.17am, on 2nd May 1997, in London. The MC is at 15.23 Sag. You could say the MC stands for the leadership and the direction of New Labour. Along with Saturn-Neptune exactly opposing each other near Blair’s Pluto at the end of Feb, Uranus will exactly square this New Labour MC in mid-March. I think the chances are he will be gone by then.
We have been led to expect an orderly transfer of power from Blair to Brown sometime in the summer. With a hard transit from Uranus governing this transfer, it's probably not going to be like this. It may be quite sudden, and quite soon.