Yet again, the Prime Minister, was defeated in the Commons. Members of Parliament voted down her withdrawal agreement with the EU for the second time by a massive majority last night.
On March 29, Britain is due to leave the European Union. Meanwhile, both parties still seem to believe that Brexit is about party politics — not healing the soul of this country.
The country’s soul is, of course, a sad, confused thing right now, like some poor dog gnawing at its own leg, wondering why its masters could be so cruel.
So it’s interesting during this run-up to the abyss’ edge that we’re in the midst of a super confusing Mercury Retrograde — and indeed that this Retrograde ends on the day before the cut off. It is, to use a very English word, a muddle.
Mercury, the messenger, is now in the very last degrees of the Zodiac, on the road to nowhere. He started his reverse on March 5 at 29° and will continue going backwards until March 28 at 16°. He will remain in Pisces until April 17, only coming out of the shadow of the retrograde the day before. It’s time for something to be unravelled.
Mercury Rx is currently transiting directly opposite the natal Mercury Rx of Theresa May, the Prime Minister. Her Mercury is at 28° Virgo. Mercury turned Rx at 29° Pisces. The situation is completely out of her hands and out of her control. She is the last person able to guide the country through this national crisis.
Mr Corbyn, leader of the opposition and his close cohort hope to force a general election. Then they could create the Brexit they want. Corbyn’s natal Mercury is also Rx — and you guessed it — also being transited by this current Rx in Pisces. His is in Gemini and at 16°, the degree where this current Mercury Rx turns direct on March 29. The situation is out of his hands too.
Far right parliamentarians voted against May’s deal because they are hoping to force a “no deal” Brexit — a catastrophic outcome for this country. But for disaster capitalists: a bonanza.
Jacob Rees-Mogg, leader of the far right group, was also (yes!) born with Mercury Rx in a mutable sign. Like Mr Corbyn, his Mercury Rx is in Gemini — although it won’t be directly in aspect to the current Merc Rx. His is at 10°.
This is a hugely unpredictable Mercury Retrograde in slippery Pisces. Both Neptune and Jupiter are also entangled with it too. The lies are going to be huge, claims will get wilder. Hopes will be raised — and dashed.
Keep an eye on March 15, when Mercury makes its conjunction to the Sun, usually a certain amount of clarity begins after this point during a retrograde. On the same day, the UK has its annual Venus Return — so let’s hope it’s lucky.
What we’re seeing now is the Mother of Parliaments lumbering into action, attempting to take control of Brexit, after the government’s failure. This could be a good result, since one of the reasons the whole thing has gone off the rails is because of Mrs May’s inability to co-operate. However, parliamentarians are also divided. Some actively seek to drive the country over the edge, while others want another referendum now that the people know what Brexit really means.
It’s becoming increasingly clear that the first referendum was corrupt. This dirty linen needs to be washed out in public. There’s a chance that can happen under this Mercury Retrograde in Pisces — indeed some of the skulduggery of Arron Banks, the man who bankrolled Brexit with funds from African mines, was revealed by Channel 4 last week.
One thing that’s absolutely certain — the best laid plans gang aft agley. Nothing decided now will stick. This not a time to make decisions, but to revise positions, rewind, reverse, review and put things off.
If the cut-off is not postponed, the country will leave the EU in total chaos, like a heap of flotsam falling over a cascade, breaking apart as it plummets into the abyss.
Massive damage has already been done, but it could get so much worse.
A date to watch is the solar eclipse on July 2, which takes place exactly on the UK midheaven.