Keir Starmer, the UK Opposition spokesman for Brexit, comes across as a steady pair of hands. He was formerly a defence lawyer with an interest in human rights and Head of the Crown Prosecution Service. He only became an MP in 2014 and declined to stand in the leadership contest because of his lack of political experience.
Born 2 September 1962, he does have an influential and powerful chart with a ‘healing’ and private Water Grand Trine of Mars in Cancer trine Neptune trine Jupiter, formed into a Kite by Jupiter opposition a Sun Pluto (Uranus) conjunction in Virgo – so he’s not short of drive, confidence and determination. His Moon and Venus are in Libra; and he has a Fixed T Square of Saturn in cool, intellectual Aquarius opposition a Leo leadership North Node square Neptune in Scorpio.
He’s powering confidently ahead at the moment with tr Pluto trine his Jupiter/Node midpoint with a bounce up come May with tr Uranus conjunct his Solar Arc Jupiter. But he’s also got a panicky Solar Arc Neptune opposition his Mars around now as well as Solar Arc Sun Pluto in a stuck square to his Saturn. With some bumps and tensions come June as tr Uranus squares his Saturn. July/August and November to mid December look disastrous in terms of setbacks and bad temper. He carries his two lucky Jupiter influences into 2020 and they’re joined by another couple as tr Uranus is conjunct his Mars/Jupiter and sextile his Jupiter – and trine his Sun and Pluto from mid 2020 on – which could see his life alter radically. I always thought he had a chance of going to the top.
His relationship with Corbyn is both confused and coolly business-like. There’s a disappointing composite Sun square Neptune; and a teeth-gritted Saturn. Their partnership looks stressed and aggravated from July onwards.
Starmer’s relationship with the Shadow Chancellor John McConnell is, if anything, worse since they would be direct rivals in the event of Corbyn standing down. There’s a controlling, chained-together Pluto square Saturn and Saturn square Sun; with an ego-clash Mars square Neptune. Their relationship is under pressure now and being undermined further from May onwards.
Pic: Chris McAndrew