Nicola Sturgeon is sailing into the Scottish Elections on May 5th in the enviable position of having no solid opposition in voter terms. All the polls indicate a clear majority to cement what has been a successful term for her at least in PR terms since she took over as First Minister on 20 November 2014 at 10.15am in Edinburgh.
Her term chart has tr Uranus trine Jupiter picking up a couple of days after the election which certainly looks elated. Though there’s a less cheerful Solar Arc conjunct Saturn exact in four months’ time; and heavy weather in 2017/18 with tr Pluto conjunct Mars which looks highly frustrating and irritated.
Her personal chart, 19th July 1970 3.16pm Irvine, Scotland, has tr Jupiter in her 10th until mid July which is generally successful and high profile. And a definitely upbeat tr Pluto square her Jupiter/Uranus in June to mid July, repeating on and off till late 2017. Tr Uranus is trine her MC come this June which suggests a positive change of direction for her.
But she’s also got a handful of points between 10 to 15 degrees Virgo which are catching the tr Neptune square tr Saturn square tr Jupiter – so it won’t be smash hits all the way. There will be dashed hopes, some setbacks, some failures as well as triumphs.
She’s still held back to some extent by tr Saturn in her first quadrant for several years yet which tends to militate against great achievements. And her Progressed Moon goes into her 12th in less than six months, staying for a couple of years, which can be inward looking and conflicted.
The two SNP charts of 14 Dec 1933 and 7 April 1934 both have Cardinal Grand Crosses involving Mars Pluto Uranus and Jupiter and both are being hard-aspected by the tr Uranus square tr Pluto through this year and the next several years as well. Jupiter involved in the mix makes it tricky to gauge, since its’ luck can pull a rabbit out of the hat, but there will still be a considerable amount of angst and aggravation as tr Pluto hits the aspect to Mars especially in 2017/18.
The fall in oil prices and subsequent cutback in the Scottish oil industry has hit the economic arguments for independence badly. And as continued devolution puts more power in Holyrood’s hands there is less room to use the Westminster government as the scapegoat for all blame. How the glaring problems of the Scottish NHS, education and police are handled will become a testament to the SNP’s ability to govern competently.