What happened in Florence in the Santa Maria Novella on Friday afternoon on September 24th 2017? In this posting I will try to answer how Theresa May’s (TM) speech in Florence about brexit (the UK leaving the EU) could be interpreted, what its effect may be, why it took place in Florence, etc.
a) the Local Space Map of the ‘Florence speech’ of Theresa May on 2017 Sept. 22. The map shows local space and ACG lines over Italy, based on the General election chart of June 8 2017. Through these lines the meaning / intention for making this speech in Florence could be delineated, b) chart general elections 2017: June 8 2017 07:00h GMT London
First, the speech may be located in Florence to cause maximum disruptive impact (Uranus Ls line) in a country which is already balancing on the edge of pro/against EU membership. Secondly the speech shows that only brutal honesty (Pluto/Dec ACG line) towards the EU works for the UK, anything else may backfire. Most likely TM has made an error of judgment on this point. Third, Florence is located on the Chiron/MC ACG line which plays a major role in UK’s successful attempt to change the EU by trying to influence the political climate in EU countries themselves.
About the impact of the Uranus Ls line: Why in Florence, why not in Brussels addressing the EU parliament, the EC or heads of state? Perhaps in Florence because it is on top of the Uranus Ls line (see: Local Space astrology), causing all UK government action on that line to create disruption. The UK government has spoken in Florence popping-up like time bandits, without the support of the Italian government or without the Italian people inviting her to come. This could point to a disruptive agenda deliberately causing further division in the EU by stirring the fragile political climate in Italy. Italy is a country which is most vulnerable for this UK strategy as the Chiron/MC line shows. From this perspective the notion in her speech wishing the EU well and that a strong EU is in the UK’s best interest may be interpreted as delusional.
Why such a possibly sabotaging move? This may be the kind of treacherous behavior that follows from Neptune’s/MC influence in the 2017 UK general election chart. Together with the other major influence in the chart Pluto/Dec a great team is formed to extend and deepen UK’s dispute with the EU.
About the impact of the Pluto/Dec ACG line: What may people think of it? Considering that this speech has happened on a Pluto/Dec ACG line running almost straight over Florence may mean that her performance may be interpreted by others as ‘coming in with an attitude’. A Pluto/Dec ACG line causes people to look at TM as if she is trying to hide something, there may be suspicion about her intentions. Worse, this uncompromising energy triggers others to hold the UK accountable obsessively. A Pluto/Dec placement in the UK general election chart 2017 may provide thé perfect platform to carry this attitude/suspicion conflict as started in Florence to its natural end eroding trust completely. This event may trigger a scenario of tense exchanges between the EU and the UK. Possibly it may seem to others like the UK has taken on the EU for a fight. The UK setting itself up as a winner aiming at ‘the winner takes all’ and ‘never mind how’. ‘Never mind how’ is what others may have seen in Florence on Friday afternoon.
A Pluto/Dec ACG line influence in this event could point to the idea that the speech was also meant for internal consumption, as an attempt to increase political support at home by rallying hostile responses abroad. Why didn’t this work? No one in the EU responded likewise publicly, perhaps to avoid this process of deepening a we-them conflict. Perhaps it was too obvious, hearing Theresa May wishing the EU well and saying that a strong EU was in the UK’s best interests. To hear her saying this within the context of a Pluto/Dec ACG line may perhaps have triggered this above mentioned suspicion, leading to the idea that perhaps the whole event could be a setup? Saying just a couple of lines wrong and the whole thing blows, who knows?
About the impact of the Chiron/MC ACG line: What could be its effect? The involvement of Chiron/MC ACG line in this event may indicate this speech has a further dismantling impact on the EU which could possibly lead to Italy’s exit from the EU. Again, this is a successful strategy of the UK following from its brexit referendum chart in 2016. However, this line may also indicate that this event effects increased damage for the UK for its whistle blower actions, Chiron’s ‘outsider and maverick’ actions may be successful but come with a price. Metaphorically speaking, Chiron gives the UK ‘administrator rights’ meaning it will be able to change the system, but like any administrator only for others and not for itself. Chiron’s presence here in this event may therefore point to something somehow fated, namely Italy may possibly achieve accidentally what the UK is trying to bring about for itself but won’t be able to materialize. This event gets a symbolic or an ominous status (as like an omen) from the fact that the event took place in the Santa Maria Novella revealing its spiritual dimension. As Wim Wenders the experimental German filmmaker wrote: the real drama is in the background.
This UK initiated event plays well into the potentials of the charts (UK general election 2017 and brexit event 2016 chart), the synchronicity is almost too good to be true. This suggests that there is perhaps some astrological engineering (electional astrology) going on, helping planning and programming the UK government’s actions around brexit. In case this event isn’t engineered astrologically the event would be even more scary because this scenario (as is presumed and interpreted here) may play out unconsciously.
The EU’s future scenario:
Although it seems the UK will be leaving the EU in March 2019 we may expect any type of relationship (deal or no deal, in or out) to be renegotiated for the next 100 years or so. Perhaps TM may cancel the article 50 procedure before 2019 only to evaluate that decision and start it up again later into infinity. It seems like brexit has always and will always be here. It’s thé de facto UK-EU relationship as a permanent push and pull relation. What was that name again? It may have something to do with UK’s ‘border’ and a presupposed ‘line’ with the EU across that border.
Let’s assume for a moment that we may indeed have witnessed in Florence a UK government expecting the current EU to fail within 4-9 years, further weakened by numerous ongoing crises. The question is why should this be of any importance to the UK? Perhaps TM may expect a weakened EU to give the UK untold leverage to get a better brexit deal and/or to create any type of relationship agreement whatsoever advantageous to the UK. This would be thé ‘brexit bonus’ for the UK to collect which may come by itself in time. However, this may only happen based on the condition that one has patience, ‘one just has to able to wait for it’.
In that case a hypothetical brexit strategy for a UK government would require four elements: 1) To clearly state that the UK wants a brexit deal on its own terms and nothing else (control). 2) To tactically reposition the UK internationally (like rallying US support against the EU), to actively support this weakening process accelerating this expected EU future scenario (like giving speeches in Florence), while playing one’s own game in the negotiation process with the EU (like bluffing one’s way through Brussels’ burocrats). As unsportive as this all may look, these actions may be just preparatory and precautionary measures, just a matter of ‘good business‘ (discipline). 3) Stalling the brexit process however may actually be this strategy’s main goal anticipating this expected EU’s future collapse (forbearance). 4) The UK should be ready to collect this ‘brexit bonus’ at the right time, confronting the EU in its most weakened position (timing). Control, discipline, forbearance and timing together may do the job. Be it a hypothetical strategy or not, from what we’ve seen thus far in the ongoing brexit negotiations it seems like Theresa May is doing exactly that: acting as if time is on her side.
So what about this EU future scenario? In case Theresa May would pursue a brexit strategy as outlined above does she have a point or not and will this work (apart from its moral aspect)? Here is what can be said about the EU’s near future, you may decide by yourself:
a) natal EU chart 1958, 1 Jan, 12:00 am, Brussels, b) progressed MC conjuncts natal Pluto and progressed MC/IC are shifting signs in 2021, c) progressed MC/ IC are shifting houses 2026, d) transit Uranus natal Moon 2022, e) transit Pluto enters Aquarius 2023-24, f) transit Neptune enters the 7th/conjunct Dec 2026.
Based on the EU chart we may expect the EU’s role in the world to undergo significant changes in the coming years adapting itself to its own new reality. Change will start in 2021 caused by different sources. The following progressions in the chart of the EU indicate this (see charts above). In chart b) a progressed MC line will touch natal Pluto in 2021 which may transform the EU’s role in the world through death and rebirth, meaning this event may destroy its old self image first and may recreate it in a new way: from governing to servicing. In 2021 both progressed angles MC/IC will also switch signs, indicating major changes resulting into a much more caring, adaptive, helpful and practical role (MC in Virgo) and into a more indifferent attitude which makes the EU trying to ‘blend in’ (IC in Pisces), causing the EU to position itself more in the background for the next 30 years. On top of this, in chart c) the progressed MC line is entering the 12th house in 2026 which usually means retirement further changing its self-image and role. Perhaps in 2026 after 2021 the EU may become steadily less creative, less politically active and much more service focused (progressed IC/6th), working from behind the scenes, or will be working directly among the needs of the people in an altruistic way (progressed MC/12th).
Within the context of these trends it’s highly unlikely a federal political EU will emerge, probably the opposite will happen resulting into a more functional role of the EU. Perhaps it could mean we may see a federal EU, but then such a role of the EU institutions may be out of context and may only aggravate the mismatch between its old ambitious self image (11th) and new humble reality (12th).
Given these trends however a new path may open itself for the EU to become a more service oriented and practical organisation, starting operations of best, small scale practices all over Europe (EU schools, EU hospitals and healthcare programs, EU food programs, EU pension schemes, EU social housing programs, EU refugee programs, etc.), this being blended by local culture which gives these practices a platform. This new approach would represent the total reversal of thinking these trends indicate. The EU may perhaps lose its political ‘clear headedness’ but may be able to incorporate an essential dimension it never had: being present in the midst of the daily life of the EU citizen.
One may ask, doesn’t this future change justify (with hindsight) the criticism that the EU had become too abstract? That culture turned out to be far more important in the general scope of things and much more difficult to understand and change than the economy, etc? That the EU failed to address ‘the importance of locality’ as the root of culture? That the EU as it was then (the institute of institutions) could not reflect the totality of Europe because it was lacking essential dimensions needed to embody this totality? This is exactly the kind of criticism that is waived away these days, like fresh autumn leaves.
(Added 7 Jan 2018) This scheme of progressions is supported by a scenario of parallel transits (real events) in the EU charts d, e and f. These EU transit charts show us a scenario (which is both speculative and incredible) as a seemingly ‘coordinated attack’ on the EU chart over a period of 2 decades possibly resulting in the EU weakened as a trading block and which will ultimately transform it from an inward to an outward focused block.
This scenario starts in 2022 with an aggressive Uranus transit (chart d) conjunct the EU Moon 8th which could mean a major negative change in mass opinion (the moon denotes the common people, crowds, the masses, population as a whole) under the impact of a financial crisis. In addition Moon 8th may point to ‘finances of the masses’ or to the total equity base of the EU becoming ‘disrupted’. This transit as a sudden shock may rock EU shared values setting off an avalanche of events as a natural unfreeze or start for change. The source of this event may emerge in what is seen as the EU’s political framework or in ‘friendly’ nations (11th) effecting the EU’s institutional culture (5th). The EU’s institutional culture is not the same as the European culture, the EU’s institutional culture is much more an internal aspect within the EU institutions meaning: ‘the way things are done within the EU’.
In 2023-24 Pluto enters Aquarius (chart e) announcing the time of revolutions (with global impact), a time where tech may start to become evil. A time where collectivization under force may become the new normal in democratic societies. Both planets are working together like apocalyptic riders (with global impact). All this intense Pluto energy (transformation through death and rebirth, destroying and rebuilding) is transferred into these disrupting, innovating alienating Uranus transits until 2044 (with global impact), subjugating the individual to the collective (Aquarius) in an obsessive, perhaps violent and secretive way (Pluto). Within the EU chart these may cause transformative events related to external changes as Uranus transits through the 8th, 9th and 10th house in this period (impacting its financial + ideological and legal structure + role in the world = EU as trading block). Within the EU chart effecting in the end mostly the EU masses and its internal culture (5th), and all EU communication, logistics, education, language, neighboring nations (3rd).
In addition in 2026 Neptune enters the 7th house in the EU chart (chart f) and stays there until 2040, meaning its political and economical relations may become diffuse, illusionary and treacherous causing the EU to weaken as a partner and possibly to lose power as a trading block.
In response to this bombardment of the 3 outer planets (Uranus/ Neptune/ Pluto) corrective action may occur based on a simultaneous Saturn ingresses in these houses (7th ingress in 2026, 8th ingress in 2027, 9th ingress in 2030 and 10th ingress in 2032) in the EU chart, which may arrest any such development as outlined. On 27 June 2032 the start of a new Saturn/Uranus synodic cycle occurs as a conjunct on the MC in the EU chart (indicating its role in the world and self image may change), meaning: “cutting away from the past, the big divide. Acutely pointed situations, or thresholds crossed. Future-shock, rules changing or broken, changing tracks, new ballgames. Requires rising to the situation and appropriate responses, otherwise heads roll”.
What are parallel scenario’s in other charts, for instance what are the charts of the US, Russia or China showing us about these cause-event-effects patterns of these global transits? Although each trading block (China, US, Russia, etc) and each country will have its own share of this ‘coordinated attack’ on their charts (which we haven’t looked at specifically) for the EU chart this scenario doesn’t look unproblematic.
As said earlier, a forced intervention in the EU public opinion may enter through the backdoor under the impact of a financial crisis started through an internal EU political initiative in 2022 or from within ‘friendly countries’. The chart suggests the impossible and unthinkable: a politically hacked EU by some internal or external party 4 years from now trying to change the EU as a trading block by a method which is called disaster capitalism or ‘the shock doctrine’. As said earlier this may trigger an avalanche of intense transformations in the following 2 decades.
In the 2008 crisis we saw in the EU chart a Pluto 4th ingress in 2008, an Uranus 7th ingress in 2011 and a transit Pluto conjunct Sun/4th in 2013. Both planets will be involved in a possible new crisis spanning from 2022 until 2032.
The involvement of an Uranus transit in the EU chart in relation to a possible financial crisis in 2022 (chart d, Uranus transit Moon 8th) which could disrupt mass opinion and the financial stability of the EU, brings into focus a hypothetical role (intentional or not) of the financial industry in the UK and US (the 11th as the source: ‘friendly’ nations). Fiction or not, some support for this theory may be found in the Uranus Local Space line (pointing to the origin of this Uranus influence geographically) running straight over financial centers in the UK/Ireland and US (chart g). The natal charts of the US (1776) gives a significant parallel event in 2022 (Pluto return), which could mean there’s some international ‘wave’ causing the Euro zone to topple.
Let’s assume for a moment there is a pattern here, possibly showing a relentless series of ongoing Uranian charged events through decennia of Tory opposition against the EU, brexit itself, a financial crisis in 2022, etc. Unintentionally the UK (Tory) has been playing a central role in the enactment of Uranian energy in the history of the EU. The EU chart is casting the UK in this role and the UK chart showing this predisposition resonates. This may be an unconscious process. According to the EU chart the common denominator in these hacking events is seeking leverage by influencing mass opinion related to financial instability and opposing the EU’s institutional culture animating an innate weakness in the EU chart (natally Uranus/11th squ Moon/8th, opposition Venus/5th). These positions in the natal chart create an ongoing pattern of events that seem to disrupt financial stability of the EU and target EU’s institutional culture which is intimidating to the EU masses, the crowd, the common people.
Brexit could be a change project for both sides. The current reframing of the EU/UK mindset through brexit may be an innovation which is long overdue. This may contribute to the EU and UK greatly and although this campaign may overlook that now already, it may certainly in the future. Uranus may show us an ongoing campaign against the EU which may become radical and uncompromising when Pluto transits Aquarius from 2023 until 2044. The motivation and logic behind it may become very elementary and one directional: if the EU doesn’t serve British interests then the EU should be changed or be gone.
On the other side of the channel (but perhaps not in a parallel universe) after 2024 the EU may be in an uncomfortable position especially when Pluto enters the 5th in 2027 a year later. This seems to be a déjá vu. Apparently losing control as a trading block the EU as an institute may start pursuing its creativity obsessively to regain control. This EU obsessed response may play into the cards of a campaign targeted at the EU. This EU response may be met with fear and suspicion by the public as if it is meant to hide some secret strategy towards forced collectivization (Pluto transit Aquarius 2024). This in turn may possibly cause a revolt and perhaps other EU countries to reconsider their membership. Such an EU course of action may impact the EU collective negatively.
The overall picture paints a grim world following from the transits in the EU chart. Different from the crisis in 2008, from 2027-2032 Pluto targets directly the source of the EU’s financial instability and of the disruption of its institutional culture (transit Pluto/5th opposition natal Uranus/11th: EU’s own political framework and/or ‘friendly nations’). This may lead to EU related internal and external hostilities among friends, friendly nations and among its internal political framework. The EU institutions and everyone else involved may slip into full conflict mode. The eventual outcome of this when a Pluto transit in the EU chart conjuncts natal Venus/5th in 2032 is that the EU’s institutional culture may erode (the hijacking of Venus by Pluto), perhaps ultimately leading to a poisoned climate, becoming dysfunctional and causing it to fall apart.
As said earlier the start of a new Saturn/Uranus synodic cycle which occurs as a conjunct on the MC in the EU chart on 27 June 2032 may arrest such development and may introduce corrective action probably more radical then what we have seen in the aftermath of the 2008 crisis. The start of this previous synodic cycle occurred in 1988 conjunct on the IC in the EU chart and announced a period of about 45 years of internal shaping. In 2032 the EU will make a new start as the Saturn/Uranus synodic return conjuncts its MC announcing a period of about 45 years of external focus until 2079. Most likely in 2032 its internal shaping process is completed and a new process may start to shape its ‘public’ role in the world, outside of the EU. Whether this means we may have a federal EU in 2032 is difficult to say, but probable. What looks certain is that in 2032 a complete renovation of the EU’s institutional culture may take place as a result of 10 years of infighting.
On the verge of collapse the EU chart may generate a force that puts all differences aside and introduces a new episode and new focus for the EU. However this could very well mean an ‘all-or-nothing’ choice necessary to cope with extreme developments externally. Perhaps this may say something about the world in 2032, just 14 years from now.