Down the rabbit hole into the government’s never-never land fantasy, all will be spiffing in ten years’ time according to the Dominic Raab, the UK Foreign Secretary. Which is scant comfort, if not outrageously insulting, to businesses facing bankruptcy or having to relocate part of their operations inside the EU to survive. The right-wing media lie at the behest of their masters in No 10, unwilling to inform their readers they might just have made a glaring mistake; and Opposition leader Keir Starmer appears to be struck dumb, as the ‘teething troubles’ morph into permanent problems. It’s a touch like the Republicans in the US who are terrified of upsetting their base with few seemingly capable of telling the electorate that – a) they were lied to; and b) they credulously swallowed it.
However it is what it is. The question becomes – whither the UK this coming decade.
There are two significant planets and houses on the UK 1801 chart being spotlighted in the near future.
One is the financial 8th house Mars in Taurus, ruling international and business finance – it is being battered by the tr Saturn square tr Uranus this year on and off till March 2022 with setbacks, shocks and high insecurity, plus perhaps a few disastrous accidents since that UK Mars is a crisis/disaster-magnet. Tr Uranus will move through the UK 8th until 2026, making for an unstable, inconsistent financial phase – not necessarily all negative, but an exceptionally bumpy ride. It’ll be made more stressful on the money front because tr Uranus will square the 5th house speculative Venus in 2022 along with tr Saturn conjunct; and moving on to hard aspect the 2nd house Neptune thereafter.
The other highlighted astro-area is the 5th house Venus in Aquarius which picks up the Solar Arc Sun in opposition by late 2021 and the Solar Arc Midheaven conjunction in late 2022. Both of these sound superficially good news but I wonder whether Venus like Jupiter carries an undertow of negative energy? Especially in the UK’s case since the Venus is badly aspected being square Mars on one side and square Neptune on the other as well as opposition Saturn.
Venus in mundane astrology is connected with national resources and finances through bankers, financial institutions and farming; and is associated with both peace and with war and negotiations leading to peace. More generally it rules recreational events, sporting events and celebratory gatherings, fashion, entertainment, cultural areas and children. Negative indicators are emotional upsets for the country and setbacks to the financial markets.
2023 looks road-blocked with Solar Arc Pluto square the UK Sun though at the same time tr Pluto will square the UK 10th house Jupiter for a confident push and tr Jupiter also moves through the 8th in 2023 for an easing of financial problems.
2025 has a fairly cataclysmic Solar Arc conjunct the Mars for a major financial upset (and other disasters). But thereafter tr Uranus moves out of the 8th in 2026 which should also help to stabilise the economy. At that point Jupiter is moving through the 10th for a year which will help to boost prospects and national reputation.
Tr Neptune moves out of the employment 6th house in 2027 and tr Pluto moves into the ambitious 5th from 2029. It may be marginally less than a decade for better results to come through but it will be an exceedingly painful transition.
Looking back on previous Solar Arc midheavens to the UK Venus in 1927 and 1836:
1836 – the Solar Arc Midheaven in Leo was opposition the UK Venus. After 1840, Britain committed its economy to free trade, with few barriers or tariffs, prompted by the view that the economy if left unfettered was poised to dominate world trade which it did by the 1850s. Though it failed in its broader goal of ‘regenerating’ societies and as an ideal it owed much to the misplaced optimism of British policy-makers and their partial views of the world than to an understanding of the realities of the globe.
1927 – the Solar Arc Midheaven in Scorpio was square the UK Venus, moving on two years later to conjunct the UK Neptune over the Crash. The late 1920s in the UK, following the General Strike of 1926, saw growth become erratic, with brief periods of stagnation and then sinking with the Wall Street crash in 1929. In the US market returns on the stock market shot up in 1927/28 before collapsing.
Stock market charts are often unreliable as indicators – and the markets anyway often bear no relation to the economy itself as it affects ordinary people. But for what its worth and since the UK Venus sits in the chart area of speculation – the FTSE First Trade 3 January 1984 10am London chart, is trapped and scary (presumably with losses) through 2021/22; with further jolts and jangles from this July onwards; with late 2022/early 2023 looking the most discouraging time with two downbeat Solar Arcs and a ‘financial bubble bursting’ or at least high-hopes-dashed tr Neptune square the FTSE Jupiter.