A Tory Housing Minister in the hot seat over allegations of influencing planning decisions both about property belonging to former porn baron and Express owner Richard Desmond as well as his own house is a minor muddy puddle in the midst of greater dramas. The only real interest about Robert Jenrick is that he was born on the same day as Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge.
He has a track record of attracting criticism – breaking the CV-19 quarantine, renting a house in his constituency which is billed to taxpayers despite owning two London town houses and a historic country pile elsewhere, and overspending on his 2014 campaign victory. Born 9 January 1982 Wolverhampton, he was Cambridge educated and a lawyer to trade before being elected an MP in 2013, replacing a sitting Tory member forced to resign following a cash for lobbying scandal.
Which just goes to show that houses in a chart, dependent on the birth time, make a substantial difference to how the energy of the chart plays out. Kate is looking like goody-two-shoes and a virus heroine of late and without a scandal to blemish her record. And to be noted – the sexes can differ in their approach to the same Sun sign, if it isn’t un-PC to say so.
Both are Capricorn Sun, Cancer Moon squaring onto Saturn Pluto, maybe Mars in Libra – so ambitious, both in terms of money and status and home-focused as well. Saturn on the point of a T Square can give executive, organising ability. Pluto on the point of a T Square can be overly controlling, sometimes ahead of its time, often attracting resentment and is fairly battened down especially with Saturn close by.
Both have Jupiter in money-magnet Scorpio square a frivolous, indulgent Venus in Aquarius, allowing them to turn the charm on to order.
The same chart can also illuminate the different ways in which the same predictive influences can turn out. July 3 to 15 both have tr Saturn square their Jupiter/Saturn midpoint, followed till the end of the month by tr Saturn conjunct their Sun/Venus. The first of those can indicate career losses though it can also bring irksome machinery breakdowns, or upsets with staff. The second brings a sense of being unloved or unpopular and sometimes accompanies separations.
The early July Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn will also be jangling both their Moon and their Sun, potentially tugging on Mars and Saturn, so it could be disruptive. But at the same time tr Pluto squares their Mars/Jupiter midpoint for a confidence surge.
Be interesting to see how it all shakes down for each.
Pic: Chris McAndrew.