The uncertainty in the UK about the calibre of the political leadership and questionmarks over future policy vis a vis Brexit doesn’t quite have the torrid angst of the USA, but it may get there. Theresa May’s deceptive calm is under increasing scrutiny with one commentator asking whether behind her inscrutability there is actually anything to scrute. Noises and leaks out of Westminster aren’t encouraging.
I was pondering on her singleton Mars in Pisces out in a hemisphere of its own, which emphasises its strength since the energy of the other planets is channelled through it. Mars in Pisces hates confrontations and avoids direct decisive action. Her tendency is to refuse to commit until she sees which way the wind is blowing and then positions herself on the winning side. So she’s opportunistic. And her Mars is opposition Jupiter which can be calculating, self-interested, not dependable. Her Neptune isn’t too strongly aspected but may be on an angle which we don’t know without a birth time.
Certainly a Libra Sun can be indecisive, thinking all round dilemmas before coming to a judgement – and her Sun is conjunct her Jupiter/Neptune midpoint and square her Mars/Neptune – both of which point to weak will and a tendency to be overly impressionable, as well as slippery.
Where she gets her appearance of steadiness and over-control is from Saturn in obsessively conscientious Scorpio square Pluto (Venus) in Leo, which I would hazard a guess sits on her chart axis. It seems unbudgeable and indeed dislikes change at a personal level. But her Achilles Heel is that Mars opposition Jupiter which is a completely different energy. And it is under particularly undermining influences, being squared by tr Saturn this autumn and then undermined by tr Neptune for the next three years. High hopes dashed, a bubble of optimism deflated. Her Government chart is similarly afflicted till 2019.
The EU technocrats (Juncker, Barnier etc) are clearly intent on playing hardball, saying the UK will be slapped with a bill for £60 billion ($75 billion) as the cost of the divorce, for pensions and the like. The other EU countries may take a softer line since some will be keen to keep up trading links. But since the EU is incapable of coming to a coherent joint decision on anything much, it’s impossible to predict how it will play out.
The UK/EU relationship chart and the UK EEC 1973 chart (when it joined) and indeed the UK chart itself, all have the IC in early Capricorn and the Sun at 10 degrees Capricorn which tr Saturn will cross in 2018/19 – but that doesn’t seem strong enough to mark a separation of this magnitude. Though I suppose it could be seen as the end of a long run of jolting heavy aspects to these Suns and ICs as well as the UK Sun/Moon midpoint starting with tr Pluto and then tr Uranus from 2013 onwards. And tr Saturn is just the final nail in the coffin. Relations are certainly under disappointing and undermining influences especially in 2018.
On the financial front on the UK chart, following from the shock of Brexit with Solar Arc Sun square Mars exactly in June 2016; there is another collision to the national psyche of Solar Arc MC square that 8th house Mars exact in eight months time. And the Bank of England chart looks exceptionally stressed and discouraged through 2017.
One possibility is that the uncertainty drags on interminably, as has been suggested, since a divorce settlement of this scope can’t be negotiated in two years; and it depends on perhaps new France and Germany leaders emerging as well through 2017.
All too much when what we want is the stability of knowing what has to be coped with.