The Grim Reaper is currently making a second approach to the Ascendant of the British Conservative party. The last time Saturn was in these degrees of Capricorn, 1990, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was dispatched in a bloodless coup by her back benchers.
Another Prime Minister is about to be disposed of by her own party, but this time the situation is much, much worse for the Tories. They are in an existential crisis.
This is because both Pluto, the Lord of Hell himself, and the South Node, the point of dissipation and release are also hovering around that Ascendant. Indeed, the South Node is right on the Ascendant now.
The trouble kicked in when Pluto transited the Ascendant in the year of the Brexit Referendum, but now Saturn is here to finish the job. Pluto took the party hostage; but Saturn is the guillotine.
It is possible to survive this transit, I suppose, but it’s curious to see how mythology — the story of Cronus/Saturn eating his children — is being played out. The Conservative party is eating itself.
The Party’s Scorpio Sun, MC and Saturn speak of its ability to die and be reborn. This is what has made it such a successful political party. Note that those Capricorn planets are actually sextiling the Scorpio pair, so there is a faint possibility of resurrection.
The coming sacrifice of Theresa May will not be enough to save the party. If all goes according to the planets, the Tories will need to be reduced to nothing before they rise again — if they ever do. The case could be terminal.
Unfortunately, this leaves a neat space for someone like Nigel Farage to fill. Today the Moon joined Saturn and Pluto, triggering those planets.