Britain will vote in the Brexit referendum on 23rd June 2016. Polls open at 7am and close at 10pm. This is strange synchronicity is the Ceres post I have just re-written shows that it’s discovery chart and the UK birthchart are practically the same. They were both born January 1st 1801 with Capricorn Suns. There is a lot of duality afoot! The UK chart has two Yods. It’s rising star is appropriately Diadem, the crown.
The Moon sits between Castor and Pollux the good and bad twins. Double destiny, or two Britains? The strong Cancer Moon, presenting the people, is the apex of the second Yod. The Sun, the head of state is conjunct the IC. This shows the UK’s ancestry, the inherited titles of the aristocracy and the importance of history. If you want to skip the transit Astrology, go straight to my indepth conclusion; Brexit ‘Leave’?
Brexit! ~ The Astrology
The current triple conjunction of Ceres/Eris/Uranus (20º Aries) are all squaring the UK Moon on the day. This really is about sovereignty, and I mean this in terms of the UK’s personal sovereignty. Who rules over us? Will Brussels’s Plutocracy maintain its tight grip or can we become a self-governing nation again. As I write this on June 11th, the polls are neck-and-neck but apparently the government are panicking over a sudden surge for a ‘Leave’ vote. Transits using precession correction are;
Pluto square Nodes (22’)
Saturn Rx sextile UK Ascendant (1º 31’)
Mars Rx conjunct Neptune (1º 37’)
Uranus/Ceres/Eris square Moon. (2º )
Pluto Rx conjunct UK Sun (3º)
The complexity of the Uranus/Eris square to the Moon has already taken effect and is inevitable. Now it is joined by Ceres which would make it affect the psyche of parents most of all. Do parents really care about the threatened economic downturn, or are they worried about their children, daughters in particular (Ceres can indicate abduction/sexual abuse). They have seen the consequences of EU policies in Paris, Cologne and in Sweden generally..
This is so visceral that I’m hoping ordinary Brits can’t be swayed by political double speak. The Uranus part of the triple conjunction could be the shocking, sudden break that the polls did not see coming, however this aspect is separating. Saying that, earlier polls conducted in January did show a ‘Leave’ result.
Pluto is the biggest transit to the UK chart. Pluto makes no-going-back, transformative change, but it is slow and insidious. There is a big chance of election fraud and deception with Mars Rx conjunct UK Neptune on Unukalhai. At the same time Saturn sextile UK Ascendant could be our knight in shining armour.
Is this St George the dragon slayer, the patron saint of England mentioned in the Mars Retrograde post? Mars is back in Scorpio decan 3 and so strong in the sign it rules, but Mars retrograde it can work in a passive aggressive or underhand Plutonic manner. I named this decan ‘Forest Lurkers & karma Chameleons’ and talked about the wolf defending its pack. But there is a sense of hiding or doing things in secret, again I wonder about voting fraud.
UK Chart Progressions ~ Internal Evolution
The UK should be in a strong position because the Prog Sun is at 10º Leo a sign it rules, though whether this is the position of the head of state or the countries own sovereignty I’m not sure. Does this Leo Sun represent the Queen (Symbolic) or the Tory government who are pushing us to remain in the EU? Prog DC of open enemies, is conjunct the UK’s Mercury (1º 27’) which rules it’s foreigners (9th). No front-page news of refugees in boats sinking in the Mediterranean this year, even though it is still happening! This news blackout tells us something about propaganda. The EU will only tell us what serves their agenda.
Prog Sun square Mars (15’) in the 8th house of debt and crisis representing foreign banks, so this could mean tension and a break from them. Prog Mercury went Retrograde in January 2006. This Mercury Rx is now opposite UK Venus. The chickens have come home to roost. This double Mercury to Venus whammy is repeated in the Solar Arcs so it is important. Mercury for the UK means immigrants and foreign interests (9th). But in 2006 it was hardly going backwards in terms of immigration. The Labour Blair government positively encouraged it. You can see the immigrant workforce going up from 1997 when Labour got into power. 2006 shows a steep rise, Blair’s last year in office. Then it abruptly stops..
UK Solar Arcs ~ Internal Destiny
SA Venus = UK Mercury (18’). Mercury is immigrants (9th) and self-undoing (12th) Venus is identity and culture (1st) and debt/crisis with the EU (8th). Also the preceding June ‘Hidden Cross’ New Moon was at 14º Gemini and opposite the UK Mercury (9th) showing just how important this decision is.
SA Mercury = UK Moon (13’). Moon (10th) is UK’s status in the world. Again Mercury is foreign interests and self-undoing. Let’s hope the UK doesn’t tie itself in knots with a ‘remain’ vote. Maybe the UK has to self-undo!
The Prediction ~ Leave?
It’s hard to make a prediction because these transits and progressions look difficult and don’t convey liberation or freedom in a positive sense. It’s more like a struggle out of bondage. It will take a great courage and most people prefer to keep the status quo.
UPDATE! June 18th. Following the death of ‘Remain’ MP Jo Cox, the Plutonic influence could be just too strong over the UK chart. The propaganda is extremely forceful and machiavellian. So I’m predicting the vote will be insanely close, but we will ‘Remain’. I really hope I am wrong! Looking at all the transits and progressions, a ‘Remain’ vote will mean we go through a ‘death’ of sorts, and Britain will never be the same again. UPDATE June 22nd. Another possibility is that we could vote to leave, but still remain, since the government are not (by EU law) obliged to act on this referendum. I only just found out about this clause, hence it is reflected in the dual possibility of the astrology.
The most important cosmic effect on the day I think is the Prog Sun square Mars. In the end money talks and the UK Mars of Debt, Bankers (8th) rules home finances (2nd) which means they are both connected. Transits and progressions to the UK Mars will activate these themes. Foreign investment has always had a strong influence over Britain’s wealth as a nation and at one time of course there was a British Empire which traded all over the world.
Foreign Investment & Servants
The UK Mars is all the more crucial since Britain is no longer a manufacturing nation and more reliant on income from the service industry. Services tend to run on a lot of cheap imported labour, rather than a skilled home-grown workforce. Service workers are essentially the equivalent of Victorian servants, except the government houses them rather than the upper-middle classes.
Shutting the door on cheap labour will certainly put pressure on the UK economy. We will have to start rebuilding a strong manufacturing base again and be more self-sufficient. This will take time. This is Pluto’s effect on the UK’s nodes, our ultimate destiny. Pluto’s effect is slow and thorough, but will build things to last.
In the meantime it could feel like death as most governments want quick fixes so they will get elected again. Pluto’s Rx transit to the UK Sun is interesting and tells the background story. It seems like the change has already happened. The more I work on this post, the more I think, as much as the British themselves may want to leave, fraud or deception in the media might dictate otherwise..