Sunday, March 13, 2011
Is William Hague Losing His Mojo?
William Hague, the UK Foreign Secretary, is under attack for incompetence in his handling of the Libya crisis. I’d wondered that myself. There were delays in evacuating British nationals, and then the SAS were sent in to help the rebels – the only trouble was, the rebels did not know who they were and arrested them! People are also wondering if his heart is in the job – as it is being put, where is his Mojo?
Politically, Hague hasn’t really anywhere to go, unless he wants to become a high-level time-server and survivor like Jack Straw. And he is an Aries. Aries needs new directions and new challenges. Also, while he has always proved a very effective debater and speaker, he doesn’t seem to have much of a track record as someone who gets things done. To me, Libya seems to be an example of this.
Hague has Sun at 5 degrees of Mars-ruled Aries, square to Mars itself at 11 Cancer. This is ambiguous. On the one hand, a Sun-Mars square, particularly with the Sun in Aries, can be very motivated and driven. On the other hand, a square can also suggest difficulties, while Mars can find it problematic to function in Cancer. Mars doesn’t feel very sure of itself in this sign, and men with this placement often seem to be always having to prove themselves by being extra manly! It’s difficult because Mars is having to be both sensitive and warrior-like, and they are often opposites.
So there is an ongoing thing with Hague about what motivates him. Especially with Moon also in Cancer. He wants to help others, and he wants to have the family that he so far hasn’t been able to have. It can be hard in politics to find much room for that sort of sensitivity, which he clearly exhibited in his ‘time off’ through becoming a writer and teaching himself the piano.
The quick answer is that yes, William Hague’s Mojo is headed elsewhere. Pluto is squaring his Mars-ruled Sun all year, and will then gradually move on to oppose his Mars. So a profound change in his motivation is occurring, an empowerment, which could in theory mean up the political ladder, but in practice that is not going to happen. So I think he is off. Maybe now, maybe not for a year or two. But he is off. I suspect sooner rather than later, because Neptune is finishing a conjunction to his Ascendant. And because you can’t dither when you’re in power, only when you’re in opposition.
When you get 2 major transits at the same time – Neptune-Asc and Pluto-Sun – people go through a change that is not just a new phase but often more like a completely new life. I think that is what is happening to Hague, though he may not know it yet.
As I said, Hague’s Sun and Mars are closer together – a 6 degree square – so I do not expect to see the 6 year process that we saw with Portillo. Also, he is an Aries, not a Gemini, so he will want to get on with it rather than weigh it up over a long period.