However much Boris Johnson distances himself from a now-disgraced but once favoured Trump, there has been an eerie syncronicity in both their fortunes since 2016.
Both are Sun Geminis, with Boris having Venus Mercury close by; both have slippery Neptune in their 2nd house of finances; and Trump has his acquisitive Jupiter in the 2nd while Boris’s Jupiter is in his financial 8th. Both have Saturn in a regretful Water sign – Cancer and Pisces.
The December Eclipse hit Trump harder as it collided with his Full Moon. For Boris it opposed his Mercury which suggests he’ll spend the next few months running around trying to straighten out what’s gone off track and it will amplify his mental strain. The Eclipse was also widely opposition his Venus making him feel no one loves him anymore, with his approval ratings tanking; and opposition his Sun for a crisis of reality-checking, having to face the unpalatable facts that he’s not always right. The June 2021 Gemini Solar Eclipse will put him at a crossroads, facing significant decisions about his path ahead.
He’s not only facing teething-troubles over his ‘easy-peasy’ Brexit or worse, a public realisation of the long-term wrangles lying ahead; he’s also weighed down by the pandemic and a guddled government response.
While the UK prides itself on being much less corrupt than elsewhere, ( a Brit rose-coloured glasses flaw) there has been disquiet about the ‘chumocracy’ over contracts for health and protective equipment with Tory donor or mates being 10 times more likely to be awarded a public contract than others, even when they had no obvious experience in the sector. The government awarded £18bn in coronavirus-related contracts during the first six months, most with no competitive tendering processes, of which £1.5bn went to companies with connections to the Conservative party. A spending watchdog said details about some of the 10.5 billion pounds worth of contracts awarded without any competition were missing. More recently the Marcus Rashford free meals for poorer children have been exposed as sub-standard and in value way below the £30 which the taxpayer forks out to at least one company owned by a Tory donor.
The Boris Term chart has a hidden and dirty-dealing Saturn, Venus, Pluto in Capricorn in the 12th, so secret wrangles were to be expected; with Pisces ruling the 2nd house of finances; an evasive, elusive and indecisive Sun square Neptune; and an overly extravagant Moon opposition Jupiter. The December Solar Eclipse stirred up the Sagittarius Sun on this chart and the June 2021 Gemini Eclipse will be in a close opposition; with the Solar Arc Saturn closing the conjunction to Venus Pluto to exact from late 2021 into 2022; and an insecure jolt come 2022 as well from tr Uranus opposition the Mars and tr Saturn square.
The Solar Eclipse at 20 Gemini in June as well as the May Lunar Eclipse at 5 Sagittarius will rattle up Boris’s Mercury and Mars respectively; and his Term chart Sagittarius Sun and Mercury. So it’ll continue to be high strain and argumentative. Nothing that looks like settling into calm anytime soon.
Boris is not quite as terminal in career terms as Trump, but he’ll continue to be buffeted for some time yet.