In a semi-surprise resignation Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, has called it a day as pressures on her mounted. Independence was no closer as a dream, there are problems with health, education and other areas under SNP government oversight, and she inexplicably landed herself in a mire over the housing of a trans rapist in a woman’s prison. She says the reasons for her leaving were nothing immediate but had built up over time. She has been at the top since 2014 and in politics for three decades.
Tr Pluto has been opposing her Cancer Sun since 2021 and then opposing her Sun/Mars midpoint and aiming to oppose her Mars from late next month. Which is a punishing run of deeply frustrating, trapped energies, running on till late 2024. Tr Saturn is just over the opposition to her Leo Midheaven last month with tr Uranus aiming to square her MC from this July onwards so this was always going to be a time of career setbacks followed by a significant change of direction. And with tr Neptune opposing her Pluto from mid March this year a diminution of her power and influence.
Her first swearing in chart from 20 November 2014 has two downbeat and separating Saturnine Solar Arc aspects at the moment – of SA Saturn conjunct Venus and square Neptune; and SA Mercury conjunct Saturn. She was certainly a force to be reckoned with. But her last Term chart, 13 May 2021 9am had a lacklustre Neptune at the Midheaven with a hidden 12th house Mars inconjunct an equally hidden 8th house Saturn which hinted at setbacks and blocked progress.
The SNP 7 April 1934 chart with its formidably determined Sun Mars in Aries opposition Jupiter square Pluto is being rattled at the moment by Solar Arc Uranus conjunct the Pluto exactly now. And is also facing a sobering Saturn Return exactly now. So a key moment in its history. The revved-up push that has been obvious in recent years may well start to fade now that tr Pluto has moved away from the hard aspects to the central configuration.
What is still intriguing is the Scotland Act of Union chart, 1 May 1707, which will be undergoing quite a shake up from this May/June onwards with the Taurus Sun square Jupiter Pluto being up-ended by tr Uranus in hard aspect.
See previous post February 3 2023.