The Conservative Leadership Battle

The race for the leadership of the Conservative Party (CP) is gathering pace. Eight candidates through to the voting stage. With Uranus approaching opposition to the Sun in the CP’s horoscope – it is interesting to see a number of young outsiders vying for the job: Rishi Sunak, Kemi Badenoch and Suella Braverman all born in 1970 with Uranus in Scorpio conjunct the Party’s Sun/Saturn conjunction.

The CP has a Sun/Pluto opposition – discussed in an earlier post on my Liz Hathway Astrologer FB page – so to do this job a certain degree of ruthlessness is required. Maggie Thatcher for example – listed in the top of best Tory Party PM’s  – has a Sun/Pluto square in her chart. Thatcher decimated whole communities in the North of England and in South Wales, she brutalized travelling communities (think Battle of the Beanfield fought around Stonehenge), and was finally brought to her knees by the Poll Tax riots. Another oft listed successful CP, PM is Winston Churchill (Boris Johnson’s hero). Churchill has a tight t-square between Mercury in Scorpio opposite Pluto in Taurus – with Uranus in Leo as focal planet. An inspirational motivational speaker, a verbal cannonball – who also promoted the use of chemical weapons against ‘uncivilized tribes’, brutalized the miners in South Wales and among other crimes, was held responsible for the famine in Benghal.

We don’t have a reliable time for the Party, but the secondary progressed Moon will be somewhere in Capricorn. With the steamy days of Johnson and Brexit behind – a rock steady hand,  a true blue,  tried and trusted candidate, will surely have the preference of those members who will vote. The new PM has a lot on his/her plate, the Northern Ireland Protocol for example !!! Mercury in the CP secondary progressed chart teeters on the edge of Aries – where it will join the gang of three – Mars, Neptune, Sun in that order. Given the Scorpio Sun in the CP chart – this makes Mars in Aries by a long shot,  the loudest voice in the room. Very masculine edge here – bring out the sharp knives. The four female candidates are  Suella Braveman- Aries (Sun/Pluto opposition), Liz Truss – Leo (Sun/Pluto sextile), Penny Mordaunt (who astrologically speaking and imho – doesn’t have a chance in hell – messed up her launch ad for starters) Pisces, Kemi Badenoch – Capricorn (applying Sun/Pluto square 8 degs.). Liz Truss and Suella Braverman good contenders astrologically speaking.

Of the men, Jeremy Hunt is of the Uranus/Pluto generation in Virgo – opposite Saturn in Pisces. Hunt would really be a safe, but very boring successor to Boris Johnson. Hunt has Venus as practical director, so he does seek consensus, and a stationary Mercury in Sag – so an enquiring mind. Hunt’s Neptune is conjunct the CP Sun – so he might bring some soothing energy to a clearly tormented Tory Party. On the other hand… we are talking Neptune… Hunt’s Mercury is also stationary. Feels a bit dithery.

Tugendhat (who?) Tom Tugendhat – never heard of him. Ex-army man (thinking of that progressed Aries energy) has the Sun in Cancer square Pluto. His Mars in Aries is conjunct the CP’s sec.prog Mars too. A bit of a wild card, which seems to fit the CP progressed chart – with Mercury moving sign – into Aries very soon.

Rushi Sunak’s chart reverberates very strongly with the CP horoscope. Sunak has Sun in Taurus opposite Uranus in Scorpio. Sunak’s Uranus is tied into the CP’s Sun/Saturn conjunction in Scorpio and makes him a very strong contender.  

My thoughts at the moment, based on the astrology… tends towards the following candidates,  Rishi Sunak, Liz Truss, Tom Tugendhat or Suella Braverman for next PM. As the race narrows, charts will be posted.

For now – just the CP – inner wheel the Party, outer the sec. prog.

Liz Hathway

Reflecting on Neptune’s Stations

On Monday June 27th, Neptune stationed retrograde in 25 degs 27 Pisces. This station was in a loose square to Mercury in Gemini – which becomes exact today (2 July). Like all the outers, when Neptune stations it hangs around in a specific degree for days at a time and so impresses its presence upon us in profound ways.

The overturning of Roe vs Wade (24 June 2022, 10.00 – Supreme Court, District of Columbia) carries the hallmark of Neptune in Pisces. The new ruling makes victims of millions of women in the US (and those who are poor will suffer the most). The amniotic fluid, the water of life, an inflicted trauma, a shared (political) experience, feelings of anger and outrage which will unite women across the globe. Neptune loves a political cause, a cross to bear, and on both sides of the divide (Pisces is a mutable/double sign) people will surge forward to attack and defend this decision.

A second example of quite how devastating Neptune’s stations can be, involves some of the most vulnerable people on our planet. I am of course referring to the enormous loss of life in the back of a swelteringly hot truck, near San Antonio last Monday. Fifty three human beings like fish out of water, trapped in the back of this vehicle, exchanged the earthly for the eternal. Many years ago during an extremely stressful period, I suffered from hyper-ventilation, the inability to properly fill my lungs with air, was awful. The Moon in Gemini – square Neptune in the discovery of the bodies horoscope – see below – speaks volumes Miraculously, a small number of people survived, children and young people mainly, traumatized for the rest of their lives. Neptune has an affinity with lost souls, these people died without dignity, and are little more than numbers, invisible victims in the global human trafficking trade

But Neptune also allows us to connect, to re-connect, to offer thanks, to say a prayer, to light a candle, to participate in imaginary ways in acts of remembrance. I have done all of these things these last days. A dear friend burying her brother, a dog walking friend who I have missed these last weeks, and I just yesterday discovered is incurably ill. Under the tidal wave of a Neptune station we can get swept away. We need to stay grounded. We need to keep solid ground under our feet.

Venus conjunct Pluto in Capricorn

The current Venus retrograde cycle in Capricorn will see Venus thrice conjunct Pluto, which is a pretty rare astrological event. When Venus last retrograded in Capricorn in 2013, Venus stationed direct tantalizingly close to Pluto, just a degree separated them – but they did not quite ‘hook up’. This means that for an exact repeat of this particular triple Venus/Pluto/Capricorn conjunction we have to look back to Pluto’s previous transit through the sign, from 8 Jan 1762 – 4 April 1777*. Again, during this transit, while Venus did retrograde twice, only one of those retrograde periods involved a triple Venus/Pluto conjunction (these conjunctions were on: 19 December 1770, 12 January 1771 and finally 19 February 1771 in 19 degrees + Capricorn) during which time Beethoven was born. While Venus turns retrograde every 18 months, she will only make a long stay in a handful of signs and these longer retrograde stays recur at 8 year intervals. We will have to wait until Pluto enters Pisces for the next triple Venus/Pluto conjunction, a series which fall between 20/1/2057 and 16/4/2057 in 17-19 degrees Pisces. Just let that sink in a minute. That’s 35 years away, so we have a long wait.

Continue reading

Jupiter Trine the North Node: Applied Wisdom Promotes Growth

With Mercury now moving forward in Aquarius, Jupiter’s beneficial trine to the North Node in Gemini and the Sun’s sextile to Uranus (both on Thursday) – there is a sudden openness to new and innovative ideas.  Expansion is the key. The North Node in Gemini brings progress through important meetings with the minds of others. The element air remains prominent- and it offers us a new perspective, a bird’s eye view of situations. The ability to transcend, analyse, share knowledge and gain new insights which the element air offers us, serves to open up new pathways. Continue reading

Upcoming New Moon in Aquarius Reminiscent of the 1962 Mega Aquarius Stellium

Look out for Thursday’s New Moon !

Great line up in Aquarius this week. So… Just a little extra on the 1962 mega eclipse in Aquarius, which had all the traditional 7 planets in this sign. It seems to me to have been related to the space race, the Ranger Three mission for example, was launched in 1962 with 6 planets in Aquarius. That ability to rise ourselves up has been fundamental in human development. The ankles are ruled by Aquarius, and it is the ankle that enabled humans to stand up and walk, whereby freeing up the hands for new tasks and in the process, Continue reading

David Bowie: Station to Station

Hi Astrology Lovers,

I am just making a very quick post to pick up on something I mentioned in my weekly YouTube film. While discussing the Sun/Uranus square, I mentioned an album of David Bowie which was hugely influential both in terms of his career and in terms of music in general. This little citation is taken from Wikipedia ‘

‘Station to Station was a milestone in Bowie’s transition to his late 1970s ‘Berlin Trilogy‘. Bowie himself has said of the album, “As far as the music goes, Low and its siblings were a direct follow-on from the title track”,[36] while Brian Eno opined that Low was “very much a continuation from Station to Station“.[65] It has also been described as “enormously influential on post-punkContinue reading

The Astrology of 2021 in A Nutshell…

Dear Viewer and Astrology lover …

First of all I want to wish you a happy and healthy New Year.
So … What kind of a year lies ahead ? Firstly add 2021 together and the number FIVE is the key.. Talking,  Hierophant in the Tarot. Or the quintile in astrological terms. We can learn a great deal in 2021, both individually and collectively.  The Hierophant is wise and learned, the quintile is innovative and highly creative. Continue reading

All my posts on the USA election 2020: Trump vs Biden

Update the missing posts on the USA election 2020: Trump vs Biden

Since 2006, I have written a bi-lingual blog and here are links to the English Language articles I have posted on astrologieblog, and on my Facebook page (Liz Hathway Astrologer) discussing the exciting US 2020 election.  Continue reading

Mars Retrograde in Aries: A Spontaneous Awakening?

This article was first posted on the website of the Cosmic Intelligence Agency in July 2020. Due to some technical problems with their site – the original post is currently not online  – since I still had the text, I am reposting it here.

Mars in Aries

It takes Mars two years to orbit the Sun. During this time it spends around six weeks in each zodiac sign and has a retrograde phase which lasts approximately 28 weeks. When Mars is retrograde, it will often re-enter the previous sign but it can also spend the entire retrograde period in the same sign, the astrologer Dane Rudhyar coined the term ‘long stay’ for these particular transits. The red planet is particularly highlighted this year because he is making a long stay in his sign of rulership Aries. The last long stay in Aries was way back in 1941 and in this article, I want to speculate on what that this close encounter with the red planet might mean for us from an individual perspective, in a later post I will focus on the possible mundane influence of this transit. Continue reading

Reflections on Donald Trump’s horoscope and re-election chances

Reflections on Donald Trump’s horoscope and re-election chances

Donald Trump was born with Mercury and Pluto ‘out-of-bounds’. A planet is considered OOB when it has a declination that exceeds 23 degrees 27 minutes, either North or South of the celestial equator. Such a planet is likely to express itself in a renegade, highly original way. Mercury in DT’s horoscope is in emotional, moody, defensive Cancer, and it is the ruler of Trump’s Sun, North Node and Uranus. Mercury OOB is ‘off the map’ and in Cancer it uses feeling and emotions to find its way. DT’s Mercury is square to Neptune, which on the plus side bestows the ability to tune into the feeling life of the collective, but on the negative side, can manifest as seemingly irrational, moody or emotional behaviour.  Continue reading