Poking over the entrails yet again in the faint hope that distance and another look might bring new inspiration (unlikely) does produce one thought. Which is that the EU will run into crisis, financial or otherwise, before the UK.
Tr Uranus is moving to oppose the EU’s 2nd house financial Neptune from just after mid this May onwards to coincide with the key elections which could shift the balance of power in the EU Parliament at a time when there are ominous signs of a slowdown economically. This will apart from anything else be nerve stretched and probably leading to misjudgments. Plus the Solar Arc Pluto is conjunct the EU Neptune exact in two months’ time which can accompany devastation and confusion, again focussed on finances. What will make the impact of the Uranus transit greater is that the EU Neptune opposes an 8th house Taurus Moon and squares an 11th house Uranus – so there will be a high-voltage shock coming for the EU, involving internal and external finances as well as future plans and friends.
This phase will continue on for several years, amplifying from mid 2020 onwards as tr Uranus is then starting to conjunct the EU Moon for a major emotional and financial upset and is also in a crossroads-moment as it squares the EU Uranus. There will be (excitable and bruising) discussions about ambitions for the future. Even before then there’s a seriously stuck, road-blocked Solar Arc Midheaven conjunct Pluto exact in six months’ time; and a swampy, panicky and dissolving tr Neptune square the EU Saturn picking up from late March 2020 running into 2021. And in 2021 there’s a mighty collision from the Solar Arc Mars square the Moon and opposition the EU Uranus – which will shake the institution to its foundations.
The UK is in a dithering muddle now and into 2020 with tr Neptune square the UK Mercury and the Saturn/Node midpoint as well as square the Solar Arc Mars. There is some sense of separation from tr Saturn square the Sun/Moon midpoint in August and October though that is mild enough. With a shift of sorts as tr Uranus is sextile the UK Pluto this month and over the New Year. The EU also gets this aspect from Uranus; and both the UK and EU have their Sun in the line of fire of this July’s Solar Eclipse, which usually produces a crisis/and a direction-changing event.
But the UK doesn’t really shudder under the weight of major influences until mid 2021 when tr Uranus starts to conjunct the UK 8th house Mars which is an especially sensitive point in the chart, often coinciding with accidents and disasters, as well as financial ups and downs. In 2021 as well there is an aggravated Solar Arc Mars conjunct the UK Mercury for running arguments and perhaps transport difficulties. By late 2022 a pressured and blocked Solar Arc Pluto square the UK Sun.
Finances are likely to be a fraught area for the UK and on a roller coaster ride from 2021 for several years thereafter as tr Uranus moves through the UK 8th house till 2026. And since tr Uranus is in hard aspect to the four Fixed planets in the UK chart which form a wide Grand Cross, there will be an impetus for change blowing through the country – in terms of the legislature in parliament, hopes and plans for the future as well as finances.
The European Central Bank (ECB) 1 January 1999 will be floundering around indecisively with the Solar Arc Sun conjunct Neptune, exact in four months; and facing a series of disasters with tr Pluto square the Mars/Saturn midpoint in 2019/2020. More bubbles of false hope will burst in 2021 with tr Neptune conjunct the ECB Jupiter and the discouraging challenges will continue on with tr Pluto conjunct Venus and square the ECB Saturn until late 2022.
The UK/EU relationship chart has a teeth-gritted tr Pluto square the composite Saturn this year, continuing on from last year; and a confused and disappointing tr Neptune opposition the Jupiter till late this year. Plus the July Solar Eclipse hitting the composite Capricorn Sun. But nothing that looks too definitive and nothing much beyond that.
Not much the wiser and nothing new but it’s useful to highlight the main points again.