The Syria bombing vote saw a goodly chunk of the shadow Labour front bench and many other Labour MPs vote against their leader’s nay-saying to support David Cameron’s motion. There is relentless media muttering that the Labour Party is in meltdown and Corbyn will have to go. But since the electorate is on his side at least over this matter, it’ll have to wait on regional election results to see what comes next. The membership like him a good deal better than his parliamentary colleagues. But party discipline is a shambles, hardly surprising since he never toe-ed the whips’ line himself. But there are hints of bullying tactics in trying to de-select those seen as disloyal. So rancour ahead.
His Leadership chart, 12 Sept 2015 11.42am London, has negative, discouraging and deflating influences as tr Saturn squares Jupiter Moon and Neptune between now and the year end. Tr Neptune then opposes the Moon through 2016 with tr Saturn returning for another dunt mid year – so hugely uncertain and distrusting. Tr Saturn then squares the Sun by December 2016 which could be curtains; or it might well wait for 2018 when tr Pluto will square Uranus.
His own personal chart, 26 May 1949, with Sun, Venus, Mercury, Uranus spread out through Gemini will be wading through the tr Saturn oppositions for the next eighteen months so it won’t be a picnic. He’s also got a really dreary tr Pluto opposition Sun/Saturn from early 2016 till late 2017. Ebertin regards this as having health implications, or at least accompanying a difficult struggle to advance, feeling isolated. He will have some lucky moments in 2016 but not too many.
The Labour Party, 27 Feb 1900, which has tr Saturn square and tr Neptune conjunct the Pisces Sun exactly now is clearly at a low ebb. And with tr Saturn moving on to conjunct Jupiter this December and then Uranus on and off through 2016 as well as opposing Pluto, it’s not a time of cheer or progress.
Tom Watson, the Deputy Leader elected on a separate ticket so not selected by Corbyn, 8 Jan 1967 is facing a hugely pressured, challenging and frustrating time in 2016/17 with tr Pluto conjunct his Capricorn Sun and square his Mars in Libra. His relationship with Corbyn is volatile at the best of times with a composite T square of Jupiter opposition Neptune square Mars Uranus on their relationship chart. The distrust will escalate from mid 2016 onwards till late 2017. And it’ll blow apart altogether in 2018.
John McDonnell, 8 Sept 1951, the Shadow Chancellor who is seen as Corbyn’s closest ally, is a Sun Venus and Mercury in Virgo so also feeling the effect of tr Saturn hard aspects next year; with tr Neptune opposing his Sun in 2017. 2017 looks a disastrous year for him with Solar Arc Mars opposition Neptune, Solar Arc Sun square Pluto and tr Pluto square his Neptune. Next year will also have moments of dashed hopes.
His relationship with Corbyn is labouring badly in 2016/17 with tr Pluto trine the composite Saturn; with a deflating tr Neptune square tr Saturn hitting on their composite Jupiter at the moment. It could rupture altogether come mid 2016 with tr Uranus square the composite Sun.
Diane Abbott, another pro-Corbynite, 27 Sept 1953, isn’t looking any more cheerful than anyone else with tr Saturn in an irritable square to her Mars in December; and an undermining tr Neptune opposition Mars in early 2016. Solar Arc Pluto will conjunct her Saturn in 2016 for a depressing and paralysed few months; with she has a highly strung and rebellious tr Uranus opposition Neptune and square Uranus from next spring onwards.
The one who emerged with plaudits from yesterday’s long Commons Debate was Hilary Benn, 26 Nov 1953, a Sun Sagittarius Moon Leo, who is being spoken off as a potential replacement for Corbyn though that is undoubtedly premature. He’s got a foot-dragging tr Pluto square his Mars through 2016; with a highly unsettled tr Uranus square his Uranus.
He will get come lift from tr Uranus sextile his Jupiter on one end of a mini-Grand Trine to Neptune, sextile Pluto from June onwards next year – and that may translate itself into more power by 2017 when tr Uranus will trine his Pluto. But there are no birth time which doesn’t help.