Tuesday, September 10, 2019


The Capricorn Sun-Cancer Moon opposition is fundamental to the UK 1801 chart. It describes the polarity between Leavers and Remainers: Leavers are the Capricorns who want to reset our borders and who have ambitions for the UK as an independent country; whereas Remainers are the Cancerians who feel a sense of belonging to the EU and value its care for people – being a water sign, Brexit has been a very emotional issue for them.

As ever, you can look at it the other way round: the Leavers are the Cancerians who feel they are gradually losing their homeland to a proto-superstate, and this is why they feel so strongly about it; whereas the Remainers are the Capricorns who value the EU’s attention to governance, along with being a part of the world’s No1 economic power.

However you look at it, I have always maintained that Brexit is primarily an emotional issue, for it is about where we feel we belong, who our tribe is. All the other arguments about economics etc are just so much froth. And I have also always maintained that there is no right or wrong in this, it is probably our personality type that determined whether we voted leave or remain, just as it is largely personality type that determines whether we vote liberal or conservative. This is where astrology helps, as it takes the rightness and wrongness out of other people and shows their behaviour and opinions to be the product of their soul-wiring.

The UK Sun-Moon opposition also describes the current struggle we see between Parliament and the People: the people voted to leave the EU, whereas ¾ of MPs are Remainers. Parliament could not bring itself to ignore what the country voted for, in fact it invoked article 50 by a huge majority. It was a resounding affirmation of the referendum result. But when it came to it, MPs have not been able to find any sort of consensus on how to leave, and this is because they do not want to leave. So there is paralysis.

In a mundane chart, the Sun is the government, the Moon is the people. And in recent years, Pluto has conjoined the UK Sun and is now finishing opposing the Moon. When the Tories came to power in 2011, Pluto was in the early stages of conjoining the UK Sun, which shows how defining the EU issue has been all along. Capricorn and Cancer are both conservative signs, and in the 74 years since WWII, Labour has been in power for just 21 years. Like it or not, the Tories are our natural party of government, and it is under them that this pivotal issue is being worked out.


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So Parliament is the Capricorn Sun, and the people are the Cancer Moon. If Parliament prevails, there will be a nuclear response from the people, even from some remainers, who on principle want the outcome of the referendum respected: you do not oppose the will of the people when they are having a hard Pluto transit! If the people prevail, then Parliament will undergo change, because of the way Brexit will have occurred ie by ignoring the will of Parliament. My opinion is that Brexit will happen, because that is the only outcome that satisfactorily describes the conclusion of this hefty series of Pluto transits, which have also hard aspected the Angles and North Node, along with the Sun and the Moon. And Brexit will occur at the latest by autumn 2020, when Saturn and Pluto will be at the very end of their transits to the UK Moon.

And as ever with Pluto, there will be renewal. Not necessarily one we approve of, but renewal nonetheless. Just as there was in 1979, when we were at the same point with Pluto, we had been the sick man of Europe forever, and Margaret Thatcher came along.

Boris seems the most likely leader for the renewal. His Angles closely conjoin the UK Angles, and that ties his destiny in with the UK destiny. And his Solar Return for this year has Moon-Saturn-Pluto in Capricorn in the 10th – this is very weighty, and says to me that even though he only came in under marginal personal transits, he will last longer than a few months.

The current chaos-drama involving the prorogueing of Parliament, the seeming meltdown of the Tory Party and the loss of the government majority is described well by the mutable t-square of Sun/Mars-Jupiter-Neptune. Boris has natal Mercury at 19 Gemini (opposite the UK Mercury in Sag), which turns this t-square into a Grand Cross. He has mutable Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars and Saturn. He is at home with the apparent political chaos, he is riding it. Love him or hate him, I’ve thought for a long time that there is a destiny around him, like Tony Blair he is charmed, and that he will therefore probably pull off what he is attempting to do. He has a trickster quality to him (like that other Gemini Donald Trump) and he will probably continue to find ways of evading, or even ignoring, Parliament's attempts to control him.