Rishi Sunak and Diwali

Rishi Sunak, standing outside no.10, announces that he has ‘accepted his Majesty’s invitation to form a government in his name.‘ The ‘kissing of hands’ at Buckingham Palace (not broadcast) is estimated to have occurred not more than 20 minutes prior to the announcement. The exact co-occurrence of the New Moon (a partial solar eclipse) demands interpretation yet leads to powerful contradictions shaped by the context in which it is being interpreted. Diwali is a principal annual celebration for Hindus, Jains and Sikhs, tied to the eve of this New Moon of the lunar calendar. The festival symbolises the overcoming of demonic darkness by the Light. So, our new Prime Minister emerges as Tory leader on the formal day of Diwali on Monday 24th, and ‘as if’ elected by a court astrologer, announces his appointment on the 25th within minutes of the astrological portent to which it is undeniably tied, namely, a celebration of our first non-white Hindu Prime Minister. While wishing him well, do we view this in Western (tropical) light, the latter showing us the very degree of the Moon’s Fall with a dangerous Venus? A week on, strains over the Home Secretary (‘leaky Sue’) and accusations of ‘grubby deals’ are surfacing, and more is likely on the lunar eclipse of 8th November. This current New Moon being an eclipse (albeit not total) ill fits the notion of a popular political coronation. Or shall we infer a Jyotish (sidereal) perspective with the New Moon in Libra and Venus redeemed? Perhaps the truth is not either-or but in some way both. – GC (30th Oct)

Don’t mention the War…

Venus and Mars, from peace to war. The second TV debate for the Tory leadership involved a spat on Health Service financing, when Kate McCann turned abruptly to the war in Ukraine: “The UK government has said it will stand with Ukraine till the end. How do you keep people on side, how do you keep people with you when they are suffering and things are likely to get worse?” Liz Truss replies: “Well, the cost of not doing anything to stand up to Vladimir Putin is immense. If he succeeds in Ukraine he’s not going to stop that he’s going to challenge the freedom and democracy…”
[Presenter collapses, cuts to music, broadcast ends 6:31pm]

Discussions: Jan Seward suggests the presenter’s faint might be a ‘canary in the mineshaft’ warning. Maggie Hyde believes it points to the eclipse of 25th Oct as a landmark. Russia has a long-term strategic advantage as the Western democracies falter under the fuel crisis. See post below on Ukraine.

Roe v Wade overturned

Sun , ruler of this overturning, is conjunct USA (Sibly) Venus 3′ arc. This is in turn the IC (foundation) of the original 1973 judgment. USA Venus ruler Vth offers competing readings depending on a pro-choice take on women’s rights or an anti-abortion take on foetal rights. (updated 28th June)

Saturn and Uranus hold the angles in the overturning of Roe v. Wade. How might competing goals be squared? ‘Life, liberty and happiness‘ – these show as Sun, Jupiter, Venus in the Sibly US horoscope Declaration of Independence (‘declared’ by Moon on IIIrd). The heartfelt goal of anti-abortion campaigners is to guarantee Life (Sun) to the foetus (Venus ruler Vth), from religion and through law (Sun ruler IX). Yet in secular democratic culture the foundation of Happiness, societal and individual, comes from women’s reproductive and sexual rights – hence IC conjunct US Venus in the 1973 Roe v Wade judgment (see below).. – GC

Women’s reproductive rights: Venus ruler Vth in Cancer