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It seems highly unlikely from his behaviour over the years that Liam Fox is NOT gay. Natally, he has a Venus-Uranus-North Node conjunction at 27-28 Leo. Uranus is associated with unconventional behaviour, which in this case it is bringing to Venus, relationships.
It’s not so much that Uranus requires one to be unconventional – that is a side effect, albeit challenging and strengthening. It is that Uranus requires you to be who you are in relation to the groups around you. If you deny Uranus, then he will find a way through.
This seems to be what is happening with Liam Fox. His inappropriate professional behaviour with Adam Werrity was bound to come out. There is a Leo blindness to it.
It is as if there is a deeper level to the psyche that will out, and the outer planets represent that evolution. It is more important that you become who you are than that you maintain the structures of your life, like being Minister for Defence. Somehow, without knowing it, Liam Fox has set this situation up. He is responsible for it, and he has done it because it is a psychological necessity for him to come out as gay. Because he is a public figure, the concealment has been the greater – but the acknowledgement will be the greater when and if it comes out. With Neptune currently opposing his Venus, it is time to admit that he loves men.
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In the early 1980s, when he was vocally anti-gay, Uranus was squaring his Venus. In the mid 90s, Pluto squared his Venus, empowering it, and it was a few years later that he began his 'friendship' with Adam Werrity, then a university student. Fox was in his late 30s, Werrity was 20/21. Werrity's career has been on the coat-tails of Fox's, and he is known in Westminster bars, where he boasts of his connections and influence. Fox would seem to be the father-lover, Werrity the young man who has never achieved independence. Fox has a wide Venus-Pluto conjunction, and a Moon-Pluto opposition, so there are clearly power issues when it comes to his personal life.
Again, it seems clear that Laws wanted to be outed. Here he was, a public figure living with his boyfriend, and even his parents did not know he was gay. It is a very understandable situation, but what is interesting is the unconscious steps he took to expose himself. Afterwards he said what a deep relief it was to have admitted who he is in public. It cost him his governmental career, but becoming who you are is the real imperative.
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David Laws also has a Venus-Uranus contact, in this case a trine from a conventional Venus in Capricorn. With Fox, who has Venus in Leo, there is a kind of flaunting and yet too much pride to admit his gayness, probably even to himself: look at his student opposition to gays. With Laws, there does not seem to have been so much of a problem admitting it to himself, reflected perhaps by the trine, an easy aspect, to Uranus. The big problem for him was what others would think, which is Capricorn.
Being gay is increasingly not an issue for senior politicians. The real 'crime', from the point of view of the psyche, is not whether you fiddled a few expenses or were a bit lax about national security: it is not owning up to who you are.