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If you are of the 52% who voted for Brexit, you may want to skip this blog altogether

If you are not interested in politics, you may want to skip the following section, and proceed to Aspects, or my Wimbledon blog


I feel utterly devastated by the result of the European Referendum vote (to leave the EU), and the suffering it is going to cause.  The nation has already been thrown into chaos. I was not so stunned, because in my heart I knew how the country felt.  But astrologically, I was not able to pull together my researches to make that conclusion.

However, looking back, events do make sense of some of my astrological researches, particularly Boris Johnson’s outstandingly success orientated transits, and events unfolding around Jeremy Corbyn this morning make sense of the transit of Uranus to his North Node.  According to the Astrologer Jessica Adams, the dwarf planet Ceres, which represents strong feelings, had an important part to play.

Here is a little review of the current situation, which is still changing rapidly – by the time you read this it will be history.  Basically, it is a continuation of last week, except from a different viewpoint, the other side of the hill, hindsight.  Astrological quotations are from last week’s blog.

Jo Cox

“We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us”~ Jo Cox

Basically, Jo Cox died in vain.  Despite all the protestations of how she was loved locally and nationally, her message was not listened to.  How additionally sad for her husband.

The Vote

“Very late the night before Mercury squares Jupiter, so excitement will be high!  So will information overload.”

Mercury squaring Jupiter meant that the judgement of the people was towards risk.

David Cameron

“Mars will be trine David Cameron’s Chiron: his desire to heal the nation will be fired up!”

David Cameron has a very lucky birth chart, and has taken huge risks in his time, many of which paid off (e.g. the last General Election).

Laura Kuenssberg (Political Editor, BBC) has said: “David Cameron’s closest colleagues say that he’s a lucky politician. When it comes to the biggest gamble of his career, his luck has dramatically run out.”

He has stepped down as Prime Minister, as a consequence of the referendum result, and intends to stay until October.  Pluto is close to squaring his natal Sun at that time, which becomes exact on 12th November: that may be an important day personally for him in terms of psychological change.

Michael Gove

“Michael Gove will have Saturn trine his Saturn (stability) and Mars sextile his Uranus (excitement), so he will take the result well.”

I think he did take the result well: He appeared quite sober in his victory speech (Saturn trine Saturn) and probably surprised himself (Mars sextile Uranus).

Iain Duncan Smith

“Iain Duncan Smith will have Mars squaring his Pluto, and may feel crushed to the point of being ready for a career change.”

This, as yet, is still a mystery.  He seemed composed being interviewed this morning by Andrew Marr, and was not revealing any Mars square Pluto angst.

Boris Johnson

“So fast forward to 23rd June, and what do his prospects look like?  Astrologically, quite good, actually: Jupiter/North Node trine his Jupiter, and Pluto trines his Jupiter, forming a Grand Trine.  Moreover, Jupiter/North Node sextile his natal Neptune.  His personal standing looks good, but Saturn squares his natal Pluto and Neptune opposes his natal Pluto, so something is bothering him, at the same time.”

Exceptional transits for him…but what is bothering him?

He maybe does not want to do the hard work which is ahead of him.  He got away with two terms as Lord Mayor of London by doing very little, except for enabling cycling within the City.  He is big on ideas and loves power, but does not enjoy the hard graft and nitty gritty.  He is probably wondering what he is going to do now, in terms of the gargantuan task of getting elected to the premier job which he has coveted for so long, then undoing the European membership which is a huge task, then putting the country right which may include keeping the promise to the poor who elected him, and for whom he has so far shown very little interest.  That would leave him little time for being a playboy, which is how he keeps buoyant. The matching buffoons of Trump and Boris each side of the pond is a joke that is one step nearer coming.  It seems blond politicians with wispy hair are very popular in these times.

Nigel Farage

“On 23rd June, like Boris, Saturn squares his natal Pluto and Neptune opposes his natal Pluto and there may be some sadness involved.  But Pluto will still be sextile his natal Neptune and the North Node will be sextile his Neptune too, so he will be at peace with his own mission, win or lose.  He won’t have any regrets.”

He did have a wobble around the time of the vote, pulling out of the last debate at the last minute, and appearing sweaty and shaken when quizzed about his racist poster.  Then on the night of the election, he first conceded defeat and then unconceded it.

At the result, his slogan of “Independence Day” will not be forgotten.  It seems incredible that he has devoted his life to this mission, and that one man (who nearly died in a plane crash at the 2010 election) could change history to that extent.  What is it in his natal chart which indicates this?  Pluto exactly conjuncts his Ascendant, so he is an agent of change through destruction or transformation.  His North Node, which indicates his karmic mission, is in Cancer (patriotism) in the 10th House of Career and Politics.

Jeremy Corbyn

“For Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn, a dramatic shift in his karmic role looks likely, with transiting Uranus conjunct his North Node!”

Well!  Uranian change can go either way, but now it seems as though his own Shadow cabinet (in a “coup” led by Hilary Benn who has just been sacked) are wanting to unseat him.  It is looking as though this change is going to be destructive to him, but spiritually it all depends on how he deals with it and changes his own thinking.  If he is able to demonstrate steadfastness and a more dynamic style of leadership, he could remain as leader of the Labour Party.  But he would have to change quickly (Uranus is an overnight job).

I would have liked to have blogged more on this topic alone, but there is no time this morning!

Nicola Sturgeon

Well who can blame the lass for now putting into motion the next referendum about leaving the United Kingdom?  The Scottish voters loyally opted to Remain in Britain then Europe, and now face being cast adrift.  Of the three party leaders (Cameron, Corbyn and Sturgeon) she is the only one still firmly in place, and she has shown effective leadership both before the vote and since.

Chiron is currently trine her Sun, bringing out her uniting and healing qualities, but at the same time it opposes her natal Pluto, giving her hearbreaking decisions to make.  As she said this morning, she did not want to be in this position.  She has worked towards Scottish Independence all her life, but did not want it to be under such circumstances.  It is going to be a very complex process for the Scottish nation to negotiate. This morning she has spoken about the possibility of vetoing the UK exit from the EU.


“On the day of the referendum, the U.K. chart receives a trine from Saturn to its natal Chiron (Cameron fixing broken Britain?) and Jupiter squaring its natal Mercury (again, information overload).”

If this is to be ultimately healing, it is going to take a lot of time and we might hear the refrain from Brexiters who administer it of “No Pain, No Gain” for the next ten years.

European Union

“Saturn trines the European Union chart Uranus on the day of the referendum, which implies to me that “plus ca change, plus la meme chose”!  Seriously, it implies that a proposed change may be averted.”

The reverse happened:  The change was brought about, though I am not clear about the role of Saturn in that equation.

One thing that is clear: the people have spoken.  They may have been blaming Europe for all that was wrong with the austerity government of the Tories, but they have made their decision.  I hope that this watershed does not prove as divisive as the Scottish referendum was for the Scottish people socially.  Already there have been reports of outbreaks of racist behaviour in parts of the country, where presumably “racists” have felt emboldened and vindicated by the result.  Will Self said, at the final TV debate: “Not all Brexiters are racists, but almost all racists will be voting for Brexit”.


How we go forward now will need great courage.  Today’s momentous aspect will be very helpful in re-orientating ourselves.

Jupiter trine Pluto, today’s aspect, is a powerful signifier of change.  It is also a very positive aspect, so try to absorb as much of that vibe as you can allow (if you are a Remain voter who is currently disconsolate).  This is an aspect of empowerment.  This aspect embodies the Brexiters’ demand for freedom and taking back control.  For those who can’t quite see it like that in national and international terms, then start with your own feelings about your life, and work outwards.

Jupiter is still conjunct the North Node, so look out for any signs of karmic reward for you personally, even if you cannot seem them on the current U.K. political landscape.  It is time to allow yourself to be all you can be.

Tomorrow, Mercury sextiles Uranus, and ideas may occur to you as to how to go forward.  The light of the Higher Mind may illuminate the lower rational mind.

However, Chiron goes retrograde tomorrow.  This means that recent advances on your healing path may need re-tracing.  Clinical trials may need re-testing.  You may find that a new vitamin supplement you are using no longer shows effectiveness, and you need to search further, for instance.

Late lunchtime tomorrow Venus trines Neptune, and this is good for smoothing over worries and erasing the lines on your brow or forehead, hopefully without the aid of botox.  Something soothes your soul, be it music, or the words of a child spoken in truth, or some sensitive relationship interaction. If you can capture this in meditation, or encapsulate it in an affirmation, it may help you through for the rest of the week.

Finally tomorrow Mercury squares Chiron, which could bring a healing crisis, and you may need the calm of that earlier aspect to help you think clearly as to what action needs to be taken.  It may be that some angle of the current changes has hit home and is giving you a headache, but every problem has a solution within (you just need to find it).

On Wednesday (29th) Mercury enters Cancer, but not until very late at night.  During the course of the day it will be in the last degree of Gemini, still a very rational tone of thought.  You will need to employ the very best qualities of your mind for most of the day, but in the last hour of the day, you can allow your mind to go a little more soft focus and bring your emotions into play, combining left and right brain thinking.

Also in that last hour of Wednesday (in the U.K.), Mars stops still ready to go direct again, which will feel more progressive.  By the next morning, you will be raring to go, on projects which might have been on hold for a while.  It may be easier for you to express your raw energy.

On Friday (1st July) in the early hours Venus opposes Pluto, which is a serious plummet of mood, especially in relationships.  Financial markets may also plummet, with this aspect.  You might be reeling for most of the day.

But in the early evening, Venus sextiles Jupiter, which could redress some of the balance and socially at least you might be ready to party, and may even have something to celebrate.  Uncork your favourite tipple (make mine a sparkling mineral water with a drop of pear cider in it), and toast the fact that you have got through the first week of Brexit.

The week in bullet points:

  • Today – a powerful point of change
  • Tomorrow – a full day, with mixed influences
  • Wednesday – be alert in the day, late evening changeful
  • Friday – mixed fortunes for money, relationship and the arts