A while back I decided to go literal on my interpretation of Gordon Brown and David Cameron’s charts. I said that as David Cameron’s outer planet transits were more obviously ‘against’ him then Gordon Brown’s, that Brown rather than Cameron would be the next Prime Minister of the UK.
Well, as the Fonze would say, I was wr..wr..wr..wr..wr..wrong!
I’d decided to go literal because politicians are more mired in the collective and its currents than a lot of us, and things get a bit more deterministic when that happens, there’s less personal choice around.
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In a way, things are still against David Cameron (who has transiting Uranus opposing his ASC and squaring his MC, and tr Saturn conjoining Venus, the planet of popularity.) The people haven’t given him the full power that a Prime Minister usually has, in that he has had to form a coalition with the LibDems. And he has an economic crisis to deal with, without the easy backing of Parliament to take the necessary measures.
David Cameron has a Saturn year coming up, a year if you like of earning (Saturn) the right to govern the country. Venus is the planet of popularity in a politician, and at 7 Libra, Cameron has 4 months before Saturn crosses it, just 4 months in which people will be making an initial judgement of him as leader.
After that, Saturn will spend a year going backwards and forwards over his Sun, a time for establishing his position as leader. Uranus will remain strongly operative in his chart all this time, and I think we can read that as giving him the ability to respond creatively and in new ways to the challenges of running a coalition.
Now I don’t know whether the Tory-LibDem coalition will actually pass this proposed legislation about having fixed 5 year terms for Parliament, with a vote of 55% of MPs needed to dissolve Parliament. Because it seems to me that if David Cameron is able to use his Saturn transits effectively, he will be in a strong position by autumn 2011 to call an election and get an overall Tory majority, based on what the country has seen of him in an executive position.
And that will be his moment. Because the following year, 2012, Uranus will oppose his Venus and Pluto will square it, so he will be going through a tough and challenging time in the polls which could go either way. Uranus and Pluto then move on to oppose/square his Sun at 15 Libra over the following few years.
Interestingly, on the day of the next election on 7/5/15, assuming there is a 5 year term, Pluto will be stationing retrograde at 15.27 Capricorn, EXACTLY squaring Cameron’s Sun at 15.27 Libra. It looks like a very significant moment for Cameron, and kind of suggests there will indeed be a 5 year term.
Cameron has Sun and Venus in Libra, with ASC on the Virgo/Libra cusp. With Libra's ability to include the other's point of view and to negotiate, Cameron has the ability, more than most, to run a coalition government. It’s almost like, given the sort of person he is, this is his moment, as what may be a new type of politics, based on coalition, comes into Britain.
So with all that Libra, it is possible he could successfully manage a 5 year term as leader of a coalition government. This is interesting, as the astrology of the UK strongly indicates a big change in our political system in the coming years, with Uranus and Pluto hard-aspecting our ASC, then Sun, then Moon. But if it doesn’t go this way, as I say autumn of next year is the time for Cameron to call an election, when Saturn will have helped him earn the right to govern, but when Uranus and Pluto won’t have quite come along and changed the game. That said, the UK still has its Uranus Opposition over the next 18 months, making prediction that much harder. And David Cameron himself has plenty of time to run on his Uranus transits. So big question marks over all the above! This is not an easy time to predict anything.