It seems that the vote to take Britain out of the EU, is another expression of the base ego levels of Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn. Here we have the sentiments of pride, aggression, ‘me first’, competition, and so on. One of the most disturbing aspects was the big vote for Leave from the traditionally Labour seats in the Welsh Valleys. As some of the most impoverished communities in the UK, they have benefited enormously from EU funding to build roads, colleges, and provision of training for apprenticeships etc. One of the comments from an interviewee perhaps sums it up: “We don’t want them telling us what to do”. The Capricorn ego independent and full of pride, doesn’t need anyone else. There is this sense of ‘Rule Britannia, Britain never never shall be slaves’ (though it’s been alright for us to enslave and exploit, and build up Western wealth on the backs of others). And this rise of aggressive inward-looking nationalism can be seen not only here, but with Trump in the US, Putin, and of course ISIL. Jo Cox had apparently voiced her concern at the growth of tribal sentiments in politics, and was murdered for this very reason – the man who did it shouting out ‘Put Britain First’.
It seems at this moment that humanity has a long way to evolve to be able to celebrate ‘tribal’ uniqueness and difference, while at the same time knowing that we are all intimately connected and interdependent from the cosmic to microcosmic levels.
Perhaps Brexit will herald the Capricorn ‘pride before the fall’. Ironically it may be the start of the break-up of the great United Kingdom, as Scotland and perhaps Northern Ireland, begin to pull away.
Featured image is an extract of the chart for close of the Brexit poll, featuring Pluto and Uranus
Thanks for a terrific interpretation, Trish. I, too, heard pig-headed comments from people who didn’t want to be told what to do. The signs were there, of course, with the general election showing swings from Labour to UKIP in the North East and recent local elections putting 7 UKIP members in the Welsh Assembly, but political leaders did not take the hint soon enough and there was a tragic death. Jupiter in Virgo trine Pluto adds risk-taking and opportunism to the scenario, while Saturn square Virgo piles on the confusion and wrong-headedness of the independent vision. As for Boris opportunist Johnson, hedging his bets with the Tory leadership in mind. What some of we Londoners think about the integrity of a formerly successful mayor is not for publication…
Wales has not benefited from EU funding, it’s called giving us our own money back to build roads etc.
I would question the idea that if funding is left to this Conservative government without the EU, that Wales would see much benefit. The following quote:
“Prime Minister David Cameron previously said the UK government could not guarantee making up any shortfall in the EU aid Wales receives if Britain was to leave the EU.” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-35666731
I have to disagree with this analysis , Capricorn is about the sober reality of a situation as ruled by Saturn ( its the downright fact) . The EU has morphed into something Great Britain did not sign up too this is fact. Seeing the Sober reality of how power is being transferred to a superstrate ( Capricorn in Saturn, reality of were power is going on a practical level),people saw this and voted to depart as many states are if they had a choice in joining in the first place!!!
Capricorn is also a slow ascending to a higher status which hints to me that Great Britain will win out in the end and surpass the EU the mountain goats climb is tough but it gets to the top. ( difficulties in leaving are of no surprise to me).
Capricorn is Always the slow climber but always finds it way back up to the top, Pluto in this instance has simply brought out the reality’s of power play between the EU and its member states.