In one of the 1st blogs I wrote, in July 2006, I said that I expected Gordon Brown to become PM in 2007 (as did practically everyone). But then I went on to say that for purely astrological reasons I expected Gordon Brown to win the next election, which would have to happen by 2009/10 at the latest, and that he would therefore be PM until around 2015.
This was at a time when Labour was trailing badly in the polls, the Tories had a bright new leader in the form of David Cameron, and Gordon Brown was looking like a hopeless case as a prospective Prime Minister, due to his reputation for plotting and power-seeking, and his less than adequate presentational skills.
So I didn’t believe the prediction when I made it. But remarkably, it’s looking like it might well come true.
The reason I made the prediction is that we have a Cardinal Uranus-Pluto t-square on the horizon that will define the period we are moving into. And Gordon Brown’s chart makes much stronger aspects with this square than does Cameron’s. It’s as simple as that. The collective tends to produce leaders that reflect, who are strongly connected to, the times they live in. How could it not be that way?
This is not a good thing or a bad thing. Hitler, for example, had a Uranus-ASC conjunction in Libra, which was closely caught by the Cardinal Uranus-Pluto t-square of the early 1930s, when he rose to power.
(I think we need to take a very wide orb – as much as 15 degrees - when considering the influence of outer planet aspects on a collective level, though obviously they get more intense as the aspect gets tighter. And Uranus and Pluto have been within 9 degrees of squaring each other this year. The next phase of our collective existence, post-9/11, post Bush, post War on Terror, is starting to become visible, or at least I think a lot of us can sense big changes coming, even if we don’t know, can’t know, what they are.)
Gordon Brown has MC at 5 Capricorn and ASC at 16 Aries, catching the Uranus Pluto square from approx 2010 to 2015, and before that Pluto will be crossing, and potentially empowering, his Midheaven. If he has an election this year, and then another in 2012, he could well win both, and be PM right through until 2017.
David Cameron has ASC somewhere between the last degrees of Virgo and 0 Libra. So he is certainly being hit by Pluto this year and next, but then that’s it, his chart doesn’t catch the Uranus-Pluto t-square. If he loses an election this year or next year, which is starting to look likely, the Pluto transit could reflect his destruction.
And you can see why. Cameron was the Tories’ answer to Blair, he is good on presentation. But we are moving into a new era in politics, Saturn is in Virgo, Pluto is shortly to be in Capricorn: it is an era of policy not grand aspirations, an era in which you are judged by results not looks, and Gordon Brown has very quickly taken us into this era. David Cameron is out of date already, defeated by a presentationally inept but competent and experienced leader 16 years his senior.
As the last year has shown, you can never be sure how things are going to go in politics. The US is also a case in point: look how George Bush has got out of his Iraq hole. At present Gordon Brown is on his honeymoon period, and Cameron is having a backlash after Brown brought his honeymoon to a close. Brown is competent and passionate, but he is boring, and there is a big authoritarian shadow over him from his time at the Treasury. His recent conference speech made the country sound like a one-party state, with him as undisputed leader (he has Moon conjunct Pluto in Leo). So if I were him, I’d call an election soon, while the going is good. And I’d much rather have him as PM than the lightweight David Cameron and his boy Chancellor, George Osborne. And I don’t mind if Brown is authoritarian if he can keep it within his party, then it’s their problem, not mine.