Updated: Brexit – After a Generous Extension Will The “Big Talk” Become Real?

***Update 08/05/19: it has been confirmed that the UK will take part in the EU elections on 23rd May. So no Brexit before then!!!!***

Carry on reading for orginal post….

Brexit now has an extension of Article 50 until 31st October 2019. An agreement may possibly be passed before this date but judging by recent events its unlikely!

The Astrology of Brexit is incredibly complicated with the numerous charts such as the UK 1066 & 1801, EU, 2016 Referendum, Ireland Partition etc. And now a potential Halloween chart & another if we forsake the EU elections & leave with no deal…see update above.

…..its too much info & even the most competent Astrologer could get tied in knots analysing the strands of sychronicity & common degrees between the charts. So if you want to skip the technical stuff scroll straight to the bottom or read on for a very simplified viewpoint:

 

Here I’ve looked solely at the EU/UK relationship using composites charts for any indication of when a separation deal is likely:

  • the UK 1801 chart is the formation of the UK with Great Britain & Northern Ireland
  • the UK 1066 chart is William the Conqueror’s coronation, an important milestone in the evolution of Great Britain
  • the EU chart is the formal enforcement of the Maastricht Treaty.

April 9th 2019 saw Jupiter station Retrograde at 240 Sagittarius. The next day the EU council granted the latest Brexit extension. Jupiter often expands things & in Retrograde (see Be Inspired From Within – Jupiter Retrograde 2019)  is calling for a review of the seperation plans & legalities during the generous extension.

Obviously Jupiter alone isn’t responsible for bringing Brexit to a conclusion, the evolutionary bulldozer of irrevocable change that is Saturn Pluto has already been long hard at work ahead of Jupiter. This is now about legalizing the grand, visionary plans for international scale separation & change that Brexit is all about so it can then be manifested into reality.

In both composite charts Jupiter and/or Sagittarius is angular, therefore significant in the UK/EU relationship & in providing insight into how the extension may unfold. Jupiter is about vision, grand plans & legalities – without doubt these topics are being revised again & again from both sides.

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Both charts share 180 Sagittarius – the 1801/EU composite chart by a romanticised Venus Neptune conjunction (opposing a 10th house Moon at 210 Gemini) & the 1066/EU by Ruling Mercury conjunct the Descendent (closely square exalted & elevated Neptune in the 10th at 200 Pisces). All suggesting idealised international ideas, relations & commerce made communal. Both charts showcasE 180-210 Sagittarius.

 

Jupiter made its first pass over the Moon Venus/Neptune opposition in February 2019 as Teresa May was frantically trying to win approval for her deal prior to the original March 29th deadline.[1] Bearing in mind the composite Venus rules the 2nd of resources as well as 9th of legalities & foreign communications & with Neptune also significant as Jupiter’s co-ruler of the Pisces Descendent a clear descriptive of idealised foreign relations & finances is enfolding…

Jupiter will retrograde back over the opposition[2] 21st May-25th June. If Brexit still has not happened, 23rd May will see the UK vote for its new MEP’s in the EU elections.

Its final direct pass of the opposition[3] will be 30th September-23rd October just prior to the Halloween deadline……

Similarly,  Jupiter’s first pass over the Mercury/Descendent[4] was 3rd February-19th February, then will retrograde[5] backover 30th May-20th June before a final pass[6] 30th September-11th October.

 

Importantly, 2019 also sees Jupiter tied into key aspects – Jupiter square Neptune[7], the second pass on June 16th picking up the Venus Neptune & Mercury 180 44 Sagittarius/Pisces which is also picked up by the coinciding Saturn sextile Neptune[8] 180 43 on June 18th. Jupiter Neptune suggests misplaced confidence, unrealism or confusion yet big dreams & plans – fortunately it is suppported by Saturn Neptune bringing real hope that all the grand plans & ideas may well become manifest in reality, perhaps with new solutions being dreamed up. These aspects will complete in October – so again, the astrologicial & political timelines resonate…

With both charts ruled by Mercury & Jupiter/Sagittarius prominent they tell a similar story that until Jupiter completes its 3 passes close to the Halloween deadline the “grand talks & ideas” will not be finally reviewed, revamped & legalised.

 

But this is only the beginning – these plans will need to be actualised. Jupiter ingresses Capricorn 3rd December 2019 then hits the critical 10 EU/1066 Mars 8th December & it is from here we are likely to see some intialization or formalization of a new EU/UK structure built brick by brick as vision is brought to reality.

The timing is so close to the mighty Saturn Pluto 220 Capricorn conjunction of 12 January 2020 but first both planets will retrograde in 2019 April through October[9] re-iterating the Jupiterian timeline & that review & revamp is needed, the time is not quite right.

Just to add fuel to the fire the December 26th Eclipse at 4 Capricorn falls inbetween the EU/1066 Mars Uranus in the 7th of relationships.  Does this signal a disruptive & uncompromising split?

 

Brexit is no minor deal, it is an historic evolutionary event not only for the UK & Europe but potentially globally. In this case no wonder it hasn’t happened yet – it’s looking more & more likely its actualization will tie in with the momentous Capricorn conjunction of 2020.

Coming next –  a closer look at the UK charts themselves…….

 

Copyright L.C. McCafferty 30/04/19

 

 

 

 

 

[1] 1801Venus 03/02/19, Neptune 06/02/19 & Moon 2/02/19.

[2] 1801 Moon 21/05/19, Neptune 16/06/19 & Venus 25/05/19.

[3] 1801 Venus 30/09/19, Neptune 04/10/19 & Moon 23/10/19.

[4] 1066 Mercury 03/02/19, Descendent 19/02/19.

[5] 1066 Descendent 30/05/19, Mercury 20/06/19.

[6] 1066 Mercury 30/09/19, Descendent 11/10/19.

[7] Jupiter square Neptune 140 22 13/01/19, 180 43 16/06/19, 170 00 21/09/19.

[8] Saturn sextile Neptune 14054 31/01/19, 180 43 18/06/19, 15058 09/11/19.

[9] Saturn stations Rx 29/04/19 200Capricorn31 then direct17/09/19 130Capricorn54. Pluto stations Rx 24/04/19l 230Capricorn09 then direct 02/10/19 200Capricorn38.

A Venus Uranus Dance Reflected in the March 2019 New Moon

 

newmoonrisingBW March 1st saw Venus reveal her cards as she simultaneously ingressed Aquarius & squared its ruler Uranus, planet of disruptive progression & awareness. What elevates this beyond a relatively minor & frequent planetary transit suggesting some minor restlessness, excitement or “need space” in relationships or finances, is that it sees the two planets in Mutual Reception just days before the much-anticipated full ingress of Uranus into Venus ruled Taurus on March 6th until April 2026.

The mutual reception will only last until 26th March but whilst Uranus remains in Taurus will repeat each year or so whenever Venus visits Aquarius (for a list of dates see below). These dates could be key stepping stones or windows of advancement correlating with times of frustration, disruption or unrest, perhaps when the pieces begin to fit together & a feisty, rebellious Venus finds it easier to relate Uranus’ cause, excited at possibilities for social & financial reform. On a personal level this could simply be when it’s easier to be yourself & reject convention in relationships or financially, but whether personal or social this will be an interesting dance to observe, Venus & Uranus fuelled by desire for excitement & change.

So, events around March 1st may well be small but significant portents to the bigger picture of Uranus’ 7yr journey through Taurus, Venus’ stronghold.

The coinciding New Moon, full of fertile emerging potential also has more to add to the story, reflecting the early stages of the Venus Uranus frisson. Although the planets themselves are lightly aspected, their presence is strengthened via their angular signs (Taurus MC & Aquarius DC).

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Chart courtesy of Astro.com

Rising Leo describes pride & a sense of self,reflected by the conjoined Luminaries also confident, full of fresh daring vision & innovation by picking up the waxing Jupiter Uranus trine. Importantly Uranus is on the critical 00 of Taurus’ ripe, fertile ground emphasizing further the newness this Moon promises. Leo/Aquarius is “I vs Us” but the Neptune conjunction suggests a sense of humility – this is not a selfish, egotistical New Moon but about future communal opportunity & potential, pride inspired by a sense of love & compassion believing everyone can shine, especially anyone who has been a victim, underdog or undermined.

Neptune sings “I believe” & as the focal point to an opportunity laden Mini Grand Trine with Mars in Taurus & Saturn Pluto in Capricorn pointedly states “I believe I can make it happen.”  With both Earth influences this will be about doing it properly, realistically & making it last.

Much has already been written about the Uranus Taurus ingress, themes of radical change in monetary, agricultural systems & societal values. Also, female empowerment continues to be very much in focus & viewing this New Moon as a gestating ground for Uranus’ ingress, is fuelled by motivational Mars conjoining the Taurus Midheaven at the chart zenith – fertile strength fortified by flowing aspect to the might of the steadily impending 2020 Saturn Pluto Capricorn conjunction. But of course this is not just about female empowerment – this lunation picking up the Saturn Neptune sextile so is about empowering any humanitarian cause.

The wonderful fresh lunar potential is also gifted with Chiron at the Aries point 00, bursting with powerful & critical initiative, perhaps through people taking it into their own hands to find new ways of attaining personal wholeness – Uranus seeks emancipation so this could be also be about liberating us from anything in which we wound ourselves, but also inventing new ways of helping ourselves.

According to Don McBroom[1] “..the Aries Point suggests the potential for public projection to the external world -related to the specific planet or point in contact..” but relevant issues & ideas around how to intiate change may take a little longer to surface – Mercury follows a short step behind on the anaretic 290 so is a little unsure how to voice Chiron’s experiences  – does it shout out (Aries) or suffer in silence (Pisces)? Its retrograde (Mar 5th – 28th) offers a chance to rewind, reflect & perhaps comes to some form of realization. I wouldn’t be surprised if during this retrograde more victims of injustice, inequality or abuse are gathering the strength to publicly voice their experiences & pain before demanding justice & change. But importantly, it is also how suffering is portrayed….

….at the time of writing Comic Relief is under-fire for its use of celebrities to promote its charitable cause. As a result, this established charity (Neptune) will likely be in for a shake up of how it relates (Venus) its cause (Uranus).  Liz Warner, CEO of Comic Relief has already said “You’ll see the films we put into Sports Relief are a step towards … change. People talking in the first person in their own voices, with local heroes and local heroines talking to us about the work they’re doing. You won’t see a celebrity standing in front of people talking about them.”[2]

It will be interesting to observe the media when Mercury goes direct again – interestingly its Retrograde takes it back over Neptune before it stations direct on 160 – so Mercury is bound to echo the message of this full Moon.

Equality, humanism & societal change are all ongoing topical themes & this New Moon describes the exciting potential ready to be unleashed as expanding individual & social creative freedom reaches new heights. The mutual Venus Uranus progressive cause promoted by new, autonomous ways to voice what needs changing such as stereotypes & stale institutions will bring a shake up in supercharged ground ripe for reform. Watch this space both globally & personally…..

 

Venus Uranus Mutual Reception Dates

Mar 1st 2019 – 26th Mar 2019

Dec 20th 2019 – 14th Jan 2020

Feb 2nd  2021 – Feb 26th 2021

Mar 6th 2022 – Apr 5th 2022

Jan 4th 2023 – Jan 27th 2023

Feb 17th 2024 – Mar 12th 2024

Dec 7th 2024 – Jan 3rd 2025

Jan 18th 2026 – Feb 9th 2026

 

 

[1] http://www.noeltyl.com/techniques/010130.html

[2] https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/david-lammy-comic-relief-stacey-dooley-white-saviour-charity-africa-a8801676.html

Copyright Lianne McCafferty D.M.S. Astrol, MAPAI

 

 

Saturn’s Last Critical Stand & Peaky Blinders

 

As we all know Saturn is about to ingress Capricorn (20 Dec 2017). Everyone is very focused on it & there have been some excellent articles written (I particularly liked Steven Forrest’s constructive take on the subject). But whilst mulling on the potential ramifications of the ingress something struck me that is happening now, something we are perhaps overlooking.

Over the past few days I have felt pressure building, both personally & socially. Talking to a close friend last night she discussed a group of colleagues & how she feels something building, that tension is about to erupt concerning one lady in particular. Amazingly, yesterday another friend told me that her husband had bumped into an old mutual acquaintance that he hadn’t seen for a long time & had been quite shocked at some odd behaviour, mentioning that he was like a “pressure cooker about to explode.” A close family member is experiencing similar things.

So last night I decided to explore “the source of pressure.” Looking at my own chart I’ve known for some time that transit Saturn will square my Pluto in the next few days, as it will for many people of my age. Naturally as we all to easily can do, I started conjuring up all sorts of “bleak” scenarios of how this could impact me. Yes, I know there are some areas of my life I need to direct some Saturnian energy into & have therefore duly acknowledged them, albeit grudgingly, feeling under pressure to do so! But not everyone now feeling this pressure is having this particular transit.

But, & here is the interesting point, everyone with a 290 planet IS having a Saturn transit, & particularly those with 290 planets are in mutable signs will be feeling the strain of Saturn making his last stand. Amongst those I spoke to yesterday one has a 290 Virgo Mars, another has a 290 Virgo Pluto (phew, I have a partner in crime). Another a 290 Cancer Sun, another a 290 Moon Gemini……..so no wonder pressure is being felt amongst many.

290 of any sign is a particularly sensitive point in a chart -a critical, or anaretic degree. Although this subject deserves its own post, in short, a planet here is on the cusp of new energies whilst still being immersed in the old. Thus a conflict can arise over which energy to use and in effect cause crises & debilitation. When these degrees are triggered e.g. by transit, the effects can be quite profound, almost a pivotal point in life. In this case, I sense that ever stoic Saturn (on this degree 11th-19th Dec) may be feeling a little excited about returning home to Capricorn & in so perhaps overdoing things a little.

So although the point of this post is not to discuss Saturn in Capricorn, the one observation I will make about it is that for some of us as December draws to a close & Saturn settles back in to oversee another cycle in his realm we may feel some pressure or crises easing, a sense of relief  as we accept & start any necessary restructuring.

Before I close, I’d like to return to my current personal Saturn Pluto theme. I’m always slow to pick up on TV series but last week was persuaded to sample Peaky Blinders. I am now compulsively (Pluto!) gorging on it & late last night whilst watching the final episode of Series 2 had a revelation. The bleak post WW1 setting, the harshness of daily life, the drab dirty setting of industrial Birmingham. The extreme, almost primal violence & brutality of the underworld dealings, not to mention the secret, sometimes sordid sexual trysts.

What more perfect portrayal of one way in which I am experiencing the current Saturn Pluto influence in my life. Yet, all made somewhat more tolerable thanks to the dangerously stunning & beautiful Cillian Murphy!! Things are not always as bleak as they seem….

Copywrite Lianne McCafferty