When I stood at the top of Whitehall yesterday looking down that famous street towards Parliament Square, I saw a mass of blue flecked with yellow. The colours of the EU flag were worn on berets and backpacks, on capes and lapel pins, T-shirts and deelyboppers. There was a scattering of lurid blue wigs, and some delicate blue hair.
It’s not often that the Queen starts a fashion trend, but I couldn’t help recalling her infamous EU hat, worn for her speech last year.
This was the march of more than one million citizens, according to the organisers, or two million according to other counts, in favour of a second referendum on leaving the EU — now that the people know what’s at stake. It was also the biggest public demonstration in the history of these islands.
At the same time, a petition to revoke Article 50, the legislation which set Brexit in motion, is edging towards 5 million signatures. When you consider that the total number of electors is about 46m, that’s a substantial percentage of the population. Indeed, you might call it a tidal wave of public opinion.
Speaking as an astrologer though, the march itself was remarkable for other reasons too.
We were literally in the middle of Mercury Retrograde in Pisces, surrounded by yellow stars on all sides, against a blue background — and placards that were asking for the government to revoke article 50, remain in the EU, or rerun the referendum. Yellow is Mercury’s colour — and Pisces is an ocean. Rethinking stuff is what Mercury retrogrades are all about. Of course, Mercury is also conjunct mighty Neptune in Pisces.
Neptune featured strongly in the recent “Blue Wave” that brought the Democrats back into power in the House. The Sun in Scorpio made a perfect trine to Neptune on that day, and Neptune was on the MC for the close of polls chart. And I wondered if I was in swimming in the middle of an equivalent British Blue wave.
This is the chart for the start of yesterday’s march. Note Chiron-Sun on the MC. They are exactly opposed to the UK’s curious Uranus in Libra, and create a Grand Trine with UK’s Leo Jupiter in the 10th, and Chiron in Sag in the 3rd. Chiron is, of course, a doctor, which is exactly the sort of person the country needs right now. The march itself was offering a solution to the mess that is Brexit — put it back to the people and give us a vote on the real deal.