A new order in politics - the UK general election threw up a "hung parliament" (no overall majority) so parties are being forced into working closely together, emphasising their points of contact not their points of difference. All are now stressing that it's for "the good of the country" and that it's about "fairness". The electorate has said that the old system of yo-yo-ing from one extreme to the other isn't what's wanted or needed anymore.
Coming at a time of Pluto in Capricorn (tearing down structures that no longer serve and rebuilding them), and Saturn about to move back into Libra (Saturn ruling government and politics, and Libra ruling fairness, balance, harmony and cooperation) none of this is a surprise! Things will not be the same again.
Look too at the worldwide disruption of air travel because of a volcanic eruption. What clearer signal can there be for countries to abandon their protective practices and work more cooperatively together? Old orders are being torn down and rebuilt in a fairer, more cooperative way.
and now out comes the bitterness, the anger and the vitriol in sections of our tabloid press. Furious at having to need the support of a minority party, they're hurling vicious words. Superficial skins of politeness are being ripped off - probably because they were never authentic in the first place. Pluto at work again!
A seismic shift in politics in the UK (Pluto again!) and a pending announcement of a political coalition. The death of the old and the birth of the new ... and the Moon in the Sabian degree of a "double promise.
The first joint press conference today between two politicians who fought against each other in the election campaign, and there seemed genuine friendship and relaxed joking.
No coincidence then that a composite chart - based on a presumption of birth at noon for both - gives a tight Sun/Venus/Mercury stellium in Sagittarius with a Libra moon! No wonder political commentators are referring to the press conference as a "love in".
In their natal charts, their Suns are square - almost by degree in Cardinal signs - so both fiercely ambitious, and natural antagonists. Getting together creates the Sun/Venus/Mercury in Sagittarius (emphasising the wider picture, and the greater good).
The composite has a Saturn/Chiron conjunction in Pisces opposite a Pluto/Mars/Uranus stellium (which just emphasises that there are still differences at the core of this, however genial it all looks on the surface. Pluto/Mars/Uranus tightly conjunct isn't a recipe for peace, I'd love to have the accurate natal charts so I find out which house that stellium is in! I interpret Chiron in Pisces as meaning that everyone has to share the pain - this is collective, not individual - and conjunct Saturn, that means austerity, and tightening our belts. The Cabinet have already been told they're taking a 5% pay cut!
Just noticed also that Sun/Venus conjunct in Sagittarius are trine Jupiter in early Leo, which emphasises this relationship's "larger than life" good humour.
Both men have North Node in Taurus/South Node in Scorpio, so the composite reflects that - there has been much talk about this coalition providing "stable government" in a time of massive financial crisis - a strong metaphor for moving the country away from possible financial meltdown (Scorpio South Node) towards a more earthed, stable security (Taurus). That Pluto/Mars/Uranus says it's not going to be an easy ride!
Only just noticed this one for some reason. Being an expat Pom I have looked at their charts. Strange to see the Cons in again.........tho I had gone off Tony Blair before the first election.........and did not bother with a long distance vote. But it is said that Labour in Oz is to the right of Labour in UK so where that leaves our Liberals [which are like the Cons in UK] I hate to think. Over here at about the same time in WA a prominent Green MP confessed to an afffair with notoriously vulgar but it seems sexy WA Liberals Treasurer and lost him his job but kept hers. A time of opposite liasons.
Labour in the UK doesn't know where it is anymore. It hasn't got over the shock of losing the election to a coalition government, and is now tearing itself to pieces - again - trying to elect a new leader that represents everyone's views (ha. As if that's remotely possible in this climate). It doesn't matter who leads them. I don't think we'll ever be back to the extremes of 2-party politics again. Pluto in Capricorn has seen to that. It was a structure that wasn't working, so it was torn down. The electorate voted for exactly what was needed.
Love the story about the Green MP. A refreshing change from him saying "darling we have to think of my career" and her going quietly!