With Mercury retrograde until the evening of Tuesday 11th, parliament in the U.K. may continue to be hung until that time or beyond.  The next hope for a fresh start after that is the New Moon on Friday 14th, but there are no guarantees of resolution this week.  The thoughts and will of the British people have created a no-win situation for any of the parties, and that may be what is right and necessary.  The blinkered approaches of the two main parties which exclude other voices have failed to prove themselves, and people did not have the confidence to vote for the approach of the Lib Dems.  Our politics had to change, even though we need strong government and we know financial hardship is to come.  Polly Toynbee wrote hopefully yesterday in the Guardian: “The buzz among cabinet ministers and others yesterday was of a coalition of the heart, not of mere opportunism.  Take the best of the Lib Dem and Labour manifestos and they blend well, better than either on its own.”  The people of Brighton did have the courage of their convictions however, and voted in a first, a Green MP, the emerald gem of Caroline Lucas, who proclaimed: “Thank you so much for putting the politics of hope above the politics of fear…It’s where a whole political party takes, for the first time, its rightful place in our parliament.” The Earth is the Esoteric Ruler of Sagittarius (her Sun Sign) in the Esoteric Astrology of Alice Bailey.  Caroline’s astrological chart shows  a fine exact powerful trine of Jupiter and Pluto, balanced by a spiritual sextile of Neptune between the two.  She will serve with dignity and integrity, and though her influence is not wide, it will be powerful  by example.  And if you look at her Human Design chart, you find that she has all her centres filled in, which is the first chart of its kind I have seen since I started to look.  I wonder what Kim Gould of Love Your Design  http://www.loveyourdesign.com/blog/ would make of that?  Anyway I am sure that politics isn’t your whole life, and this hiatus in your own life before Mercury turns direct can be used as preparation for all systems go, for the green lights of the Mercury switch and the New Moon later in the week.  What would you like to move forward with in your life, and what can you let go of in the interests of change?  As with the government and other crises around the world, you may have complicated crises going on in your personal life, and need to  expand your perspective  to see what your highest good would look like.  Would it look like a hung parliament?  Would it look like you would need to negotiate with two other parties?  Does it look like you need to take a hard look at your finances?  Where in your life can you vote green?  Mercury is strictly speaking stationary on 11th and turns direct on 12th, so by then you should be able to see your way to turning around some issues which have been plaguing you for the last few weeks.  The New Moon in Taurus on Friday 14th focusses on the Earth, and the beginning of any projects linked with it.  Take a walk in your garden or local park and enjoy what is there, cultivated or wild, and find inspiration for your New Moon wishes.  This New Moon aligns with the double star cluster H and Chi Persei, also know as Capulus.  According to one of my favourite tomes “Starlight Elixirs” by Michael Smulkis and Fred Rubenfeld: “This can give some remembrance of past lives and some awareness of the time before birth in which contracts were made with individuals one is yet to meet”.  It is a time of soul searching, but specifically in connection with this incarnation on this Earth.  So can Nick Clegg, David Cameron and Gordon Brown work together for the good of the nation?