April 4th is the headline day for announcing the new Labour leader to replace Jeremy Corbyn. There are five contenders so far with another likely. None have birth times so the usual caveats with missing info.
Rebecca Long Bailey, the Corbyn-clone candidate yet to announce but likely, born 22 September 1979, is a late Virgo Sun with Saturn also in Virgo and her Moon, Mercury, Venus and Pluto in Libra. She looks less than likely with tr Neptune opposition her Saturn running until late March as well as tr Neptune opposition her Sun/Node.
Angela Raynor, 28 March 1980, who is thought to be standing for Deputy on a double ticket with her, is a Sun Aries with a prominent Mars in flamboyant Leo. She’s also beset by too much Neptune squaring her Sun/Mars and Sun/Node in the run up; with tr Jupiter Pluto square her Mars/Neptune on the day which tends to go along with failed plans.
Jess Phillips, 9 October 1981, has her Sun, Saturn, Jupiter and Pluto in Libra with Mars in Leo. She has already backtracked on her suggestion at the weekend that under her leadership Labour could aim to rejoin the EU. She does have a lucky-break Solar Arc Jupiter conjunct her Uranus around now; but two debilitating Neptune hard aspects to her Mars/Saturn and Sun/Mars midpoints running into and over the due date, which aren’t great. She looks much more upbeat come late May.
Clive Lewis, 11 September 1971, is a Sun, Venus, Pluto in Virgo with an Air Grand Trine of Mars in uncompromising Aquarius trine Uranus trine Saturn (Moon) in Gemini. He has a real mixter maxter of good and not so great influences. Tr Neptune opposes his Sun in March which will be downbeat; his Solar Arc Mars is opposing his Pluto which will be road-blocked. But he also has a lucky Solar Arc Uranus conjunct his Jupiter; and tr Jupiter Pluto square his Sun/Jupiter midpoint which could give his chances a major boost.
Lisa Nandy, 9 August 1979, is an exuberant and charming Sun, Jupiter Venus in Leo sextile Pluto, square Uranus and trine Neptune – definitely showy, idealistic, a maverick with considerable ambition. She has a less than supportive tr Neptune opposition her Jupiter/Pluto in March; but on the day itself has tr Pluto opposition her Mars/Jupiter midpoint which suggests she won’t be unhappy with whoever is elected.
Emily Thornberry, 27 July 1960, is a Sun Leo square Neptune with Venus and Uranus also in Leo; with an excitable Uranus square Mars in determined Taurus and in an adventurous trine to Jupiter. She has one Jupiterian goodie at the election and a couple of sinkers from tr Neptune conjunct her Mars/Saturn midpoint and tr Jupiter Pluto square her Sun/Saturn midpoint.
Keir Starmer, 2 September 1962, is the early favourite which isn’t always a benefit, and he may not endear himself to the hard-left or indeed Labour’s northern heartlands. He is a Sun, Uranus Pluto in Virgo, with a healing Water Grand Trine of Mars in Cancer trine Neptune trine Jupiter in Pisces, formed into an even more talented Kite by Jupiter opposition Sun Pluto Uranus. There are certainly indications of a major change in his chart come April with tr Uranus opposing the Solar Arc position of his driving planets Sun and Pluto; and also a jolting tr Uranus square his Saturn in Aquarius. He is looking confident and enthusiastic from early May with tr Uranus sextile his Jupiter and tr Uranus conjunct his Mars/Jupiter midpoint; and then tr Uranus trine his Sun Pluto come June. If the election had been a month later I’d have said he was a cinch.
But as ever with elections – and no birth times – it’s speculative.