Diane Abbott – Part 2

“Reading his [Hester’s] remarks I was upset but not surprised.  This is partly because I am hardened to racist abuse  I receive hundreds of abusive emails, phone calls and  letters monthly, and the numbers shoot up whenever I am in the media.”

~ Diane Abbott, March 2024

This is the second blog I have written about Diane Abbott (so far) this year.  The events of this week were painful for her, and for those with the interests of the Labour Party at heart.  I will recap and update, to the best of my ability.  This is a Chironic story of two wounds: one to Diane Abbott herself, and another to the Labour Party.

Birth Chart

from Blog dated 18th March:

“Diane has 6 Air planets (mentally focussed) and 5 Cardinal planets (enterprising).  She has the Sun in Libra exactly trine the Moon if she were born at Noon (we do not have a birth time for her).  The Sun in her chart is trine the North Node, so she has a strong sense of destiny.  Mercury trine Jupiter increases her open-mindedness and intellect (she was Cambridge educated).  But Mercury is squared by Uranus, so she is not afraid to be controversial, and does not feel she has to toe the party line.  Mercury conjunct Neptune means that when under stress, she can get confused.  A few years ago, she made some confused statements, and claimed it was because her type 2 diabetes had got out of control.  She also has Saturn conjunct her Mercury and Chiron square to her Mercury, complicating her mental outlook.  Jupiter closely trine Saturn gives her some degree of  balanced judgement, to compensate for this.  Jupiter trine Neptune confers a good relationship between religion and spirituality, contributing to decent moral values.”

The Beginning of the Story

In April 2023 Diane Abbott wrote in The Observer:

“Irish, Jewish and Traveller people…are not all their lives subject to racism.”

She claimed to have accidentally sent in her initial draft of the article, but the incident does reveal her thoughts on the matter.  At that point, she lost the whip, as part of the drive to eradicate anti-semitism from the Labour Party.  At the time, Mars was opposite her Chiron (a dangerous mistake, and the triggering of a wound).  Jupiter trine her natal Pluto (she overstepped the mark in expressing her truth and power).  Saturn opposed her natal Venus in Virgo (in some ways, a loss of reputation, though the Jupiter transit balances it out in terms of the loyalty also generated).  Neptune square her natal Jupiter (a delusion exposed) and Pluto on her North Node in Capricorn (karmic drama).  One can only imagine the anguish she has gone through since that time, an inordinately slow process in investigating Diane Abbot’s remarks.

The Story in March

from Blog dated 18th March:

“A shocking statement reported this week from Frank Hester a few years ago had a wave of sympathy sent Diane Abbott’s way, and political reverberations which are still ongoing.  Diane was already the MP receiving the most abuse, but this was a dangerous attack.  I have always had a certain amount of sympathy for her, based on the loyalty of her constituents, but she has received criticism of some of her statements in the past (even this morning from Theo Paphitis on Laura Kuenssberg’s programme).  And her loyalty to Jeremy Corbyn [with whom she has trined Suns] has also marginalized her politically since the purge of anti-semitism under Keir Starmer.  One of her statements was deemed to be anti-semitic and caused her to lose the whip last year, and she is still under investigation for it.”

Diane Abbott got up from her seat in the Commons 46 times to speak on her ordeal, only to be snubbed by Speaker Lindsay Hoyle, claiming there wasn’t enough time.  On that occasion, Mars was trine her natal Neptune, a wave of public sympathy towards her.

Keir Starmer

from Blog dated 18th March:

“The synastry between Keir Starmer and Diane Abbott is mixed, and if she is allowed back in the fold there is potential for them to work together (their Marses closely sextile).  The volatility is her Mars close to his Sun/Pluto conjunction in Virgo, and her Mars opposite his Jupiter.  His transits when she lost the whip were Jupiter opposite his Venus, some contention with a female; and Mars possibly opposite his Moon (we do not have his birth time), in which case, again, conflict with a female.  Although he defended her rigorously at PMQs this week, she criticized the Labour as well as the Tory party in later comments.”

With the Sun in Virgo conjunct Pluto, Keir Starmer would be invested in control.  Andy Beckett, writing yesterday in the Guardian describes him. “Starmer is a methodical person, practised at gradually getting his way through the use of rules and procedures”.  He goes on to say: “Being left in limbo for more than a year by a party she has been involved in for half a century has been intensely distressing.”

After the whip was restored to Diane last week, there remained a question about  whether she could stand as an MP for Labour.  I had written in March:

“A more predictable upturn in her affairs would occur at her Jupiter Return in Gemini around 22nd/23rd May 2025, a liberating time for her – better status, or even retirement.”

It was only a few days later, that things started to move in her political affairs, though not as straightforwardly as she would have hoped.  Her whip was restored. A public rally of support was held in Hackney, and she displayed a marked tremor as she held the microphone, but her message was clear: she stated she still wanted to stand as a Labour MP, but was being blocked by the Labour Party (from an anonymous briefing).

Her transits currently are extremely difficult, as she makes her decisions:

Mars squares her natal Uranus, which is an injury.  Chiron squares her natal Uranus, a wound.

The wounding Mars/Chiron conjunction is opposite her natal Neptune (her sensitivities over-stretched), and

Uranus squares her natal Pluto (huge  change is afoot, in her life).

In the days that followed, Keir Starmer was given ample opportunity to clear up this mess (both for himself and for Diane), but kept saying “no decision has been made”, awaiting the party’s national executive committee which would meet this week.  Keir’s thought processes over this have been unfathomable.

In this morning’s Observer, Starmer is quoted as saying:

“I’ve got more respect for Diane than she realises.”

Angela Rayner

After a few days of Keir’s refrain, Angela Rayner forced his hand by declaring that Diane Abbott was a trailblazer and she did not see why she could not stand as a Labour MP.  Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Angela is one of several impressive strong women the party has in its arsenal: Rachel Reeves, Yvette Cooper, Lisa Nandy and Jess Phillips.  A few hours later from her intervention, Keir announced that Diane could stand as an MP.

Angela Rayner’s transits around election time are pretty sparkling: Mars will be trine her Mars. Uranus will be on her Venus, Uranus Opposition to its natal position (the midlife rebellion), and Chiron trine her natal Neptune.

Faiza Shaheen

There is no birth date available for this politician, but she is part of the story as she was removed Wednesday night, for a series of 14 past tweets, including a retweet linked with Palestine. She opened her heart in an article in the Guardian yesterday, reminding people of her loyalty in campaigning for Labour over the last few years, and claiming “the Labour party has picked on the wrong party” as she vows to fight on.

Resonance with Whoopi Goldberg

Interestingly, in relation to the original issue of Diane Abbot’s remarks, the actress Whoopi Goldberg made similar remarks in January 2022, and apparently reiterated them later.  She commented on a programme called “The View” that race was not a factor in the Holocaust.  She was suspended for two weeks from the programme.

She has also remarked in the Sunday Times:  “it doesn’t change the fact that you could not tell a Jew on a street. You could find me. You couldn’t find them.”  This may be what Diane Abbott meant, but the fact remains that anti-semitism is still a problem, made worse by the destruction in Gaza.  Although the policies of the Conservatives and Labour are virtually the same in relation to a ceasefire in Gaza (which most people want), Keir Starmer has come under more fire on the subject than Rishi Sunak.


Diane Abbot’s transits for 4th July should she stand, are strong, and that would pertain even if she had taken herself out of the battle, for instance on health grounds.  Mars will be sextile her natal Jupiter (an influx of energy), Mars opposite her natal Saturn (bittersweet, either way), Uranus still square to her natal Pluto (big changes still under way) and Neptune sextile her natal North Node (approaching peace in her soul).  The big hope is for her to be able to complete her parliamentary career with dignity.

I still fervently wish for a Labour government to be formed from the General Election on 4th July.  After fourteen years, we need change, to pull back from the brink.

“She’s a trailblazer”

~ Angela Rayner, and others…


Most of the action and meaning takes place early in the week, leaving enough to chew over for the rest of the week!

Starting with the heavenly picture tomorrow (Monday 3rd June) there is a stargazing opportunity, with six planets appearing in alignment.  Those planets are Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus.  Let us hope we have the clear night skies to enjoy them, binoculars in hand.  Mars and Saturn will be the easiest to view, and the arrangement will appear diagonally across the sky.  The display will be best seen very early in the morning.

But more dramatic from an astrological point of view, in the first hour of tomorrow morning we have a trine between Jupiter and Pluto.  It occurs so early tomorrow that some of you may have felt the effects even from yesterday – mostly as benefits.  Jupiter here combines with Pluto harmoniously, and that can provide opportunities for balancing power in your own life, as well as opportunities to balance power in the world (Biden has put forward a new proposal for a ceasefire, for example).  I believe Trump’s recent court verdict is also part of the power of this trine, although we don’t yet know if it will work in his favour.  In the U.K. Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer are vying for the votes of the country.  There is therefore a step up in the quest for power, but not necessarily favouring one side over another.  There may be such a story operating in your own life. On the plus side, you may see your own path more clearly, as when Martin Luther King said he had had a glimpse from over the other side of the mountain.  It is about shaping a new world.

But that is not all that Monday has to offer: Mercury also sextiles Neptune, early in the morning.  This makes it a time of intense imagination, so it is helpful for creative dreaming in the night, and creative visualization in the day.  This aspect will assist you in refining your mindset and remaining mental clutter.  Our minds will be able to receive higher guidance more easily.  Delicate conversations and channelling will also be made easier.  If giving or receiving gifts, be open to non-material gifts.

Mercury also moves into its own sign Gemini tomorrow, at breakfast time (in the U.K.).  Mercury, representing our communication, is at home in chatty Gemini, and free to express verbally or in writing whatever comes to mind.  The communication will come thick and fast, but the consequences of the communication is another matter entirely.  You may find yourself gabbling…!  Mercury will be moving quickly, and will only be in this position until 17th June, when it will move into Cancer.

The last aspect tomorrow is the Sun sextile with the North Node: This favours and supports creative plans.  It is a good day to settle on your direction in life, or for the week at least.  You may find that everything falls into place.

On Tuesday (4th) we continue a karmic (North Node) theme.  Early hours we have Venus sextile the North Node, which is ideal for smoothing over karmic issues, resolving relationship karma and easing connections. It is more about forgiveness and laying aside grievances than exacting karmic balance.  The law of karma works automatically – you don’t need to engineer it.  Your own knowledge may not be complete enough.

Early breakfast time we have a trine between Mercury and Pluto, suggesting positive outcomes to deep issues.  Mercury trine Pluto brings deep thought and psychological reflection, and earnest conversations.  Conversations could be life changing: the right word at the right time, striking home in the right place.

More lining up of planets mid-morning, with a conjunction between Mercury and Jupiter at 2 degrees Gemini, which favours journalism, learning and education, communication and good news, sales and transport.  Aside from that, there should be plenty of enjoyment and philosophical awareness around.

Lastly on Tuesday the Sun conjoins with Venus at 14 degrees Gemini.  If you are an artist or a musician, it is the day you can produce your best creative output or performance.  If neither, then love or money may be beneficiaries of this combination.

On Wednesday (5th) we have a Fixed Star alignment with our Sun, with Cursa in the constellation of Eridanus (The River).  A thought from “Starlight Elixirs” by Michael Smulkis and Fred Rubenfeld:

“This star has a capacity to increase endurance and strengthen the ability to do work of a mental nature with many individuals.  Some enhancement of thinking process will take place.  Physical stamina will be enhanced where concentration or direction of the energy flows in the physical body by the mind are necessary.”

Thursday (6th) brings us a New Moon at 16 degrees Gemini.  Make the most of the new beginning afforded by this New Moon.  Clear your mind in order to make your New Moon intentions along the lines of the Geminian qualities and occupations: communication, writing, and travel.  If you know the House this falls in, you can further refine its application.  The teaching profession may be one such focus.

Coming eventually to Saturday (8th), we find Venus squaring Saturn.  Perhaps your concerns are about close relationships and money, both of which are ruled by Venus, and under constraint by Saturn.  Maybe you felt let down by someone or you disappointed yourself in some way.  Forgiveness could be a solution, in that case.  We need a great deal of patience in our human interactions, and some may be dealing with rejection or sadness.  We need to acknowledge those feelings before we can move on.  Try and look at things differently.

And last but not least, it is the birthday of chief commenter Sarah today.  Hopefully, there will be well-wishers, and she will not be left as the only commenter!

The week  in bullet points:

  • Tomorrow – packed full of alignments… power and glory; intense imagination; communication flowing; creative karma
  • Tuesday – busy again…relationship karma; profound thought; good news; artistry
  • Wednesday – co-ordination of mind and body
  • Thursday – new beginning
  • Saturday – kind thoughts and forgiveness