The Conservative Leadership Battle

The race for the leadership of the Conservative Party (CP) is gathering pace. Eight candidates through to the voting stage. With Uranus approaching opposition to the Sun in the CP’s horoscope – it is interesting to see a number of young outsiders vying for the job: Rishi Sunak, Kemi Badenoch and Suella Braverman all born in 1970 with Uranus in Scorpio conjunct the Party’s Sun/Saturn conjunction.

The CP has a Sun/Pluto opposition – discussed in an earlier post on my Liz Hathway Astrologer FB page – so to do this job a certain degree of ruthlessness is required. Maggie Thatcher for example – listed in the top of best Tory Party PM’s  – has a Sun/Pluto square in her chart. Thatcher decimated whole communities in the North of England and in South Wales, she brutalized travelling communities (think Battle of the Beanfield fought around Stonehenge), and was finally brought to her knees by the Poll Tax riots. Another oft listed successful CP, PM is Winston Churchill (Boris Johnson’s hero). Churchill has a tight t-square between Mercury in Scorpio opposite Pluto in Taurus – with Uranus in Leo as focal planet. An inspirational motivational speaker, a verbal cannonball – who also promoted the use of chemical weapons against ‘uncivilized tribes’, brutalized the miners in South Wales and among other crimes, was held responsible for the feminine in Benghal.

We don’t have a reliable time for the Party, but the secondary progressed Moon will be somewhere in Capricorn. With the steamy days of Johnson and Brexit behind – a rock steady hand,  a true blue,  tried and trusted candidate, will surely have the preference of those members who will vote. The new PM has a lot on his/her plate, the Northern Ireland Protocol for example !!! Mercury in the CP secondary progressed chart teeters on the edge of Aries – where it will join the gang of three – Mars, Neptune, Sun in that order. Given the Scorpio Sun in the CP chart – this makes Mars in Aries by a long shot,  the loudest voice in the room. Very masculine edge here – bring out the sharp knives. The four female candidates are  Suella Braveman- Aries (Sun/Pluto opposition), Liz Truss – Leo (Sun/Pluto sextile), Penny Mordaunt (who astrologically speaking and imho – doesn’t have a chance in hell – messed up her launch ad for starters) Pisces, Kemi Badenoch – Capricorn (applying Sun/Pluto square 8 degs.). Liz Truss and Suella Braverman good contenders astrologically speaking.

Of the men, Jeremy Hunt is of the Uranus/Pluto generation in Virgo – opposite Saturn in Pisces. Hunt would really be a safe, but very boring successor to Boris Johnson. Hunt has Venus as practical director, so he does seek consensus, and a stationary Mercury in Sag – so an enquiring mind. Hunt’s Neptune is conjunct the CP Sun – so he might bring some soothing energy to a clearly tormented Tory Party. On the other hand… we are talking Neptune… Hunt’s Mercury is also stationary. Feels a bit dithery.

Tugendhat (who?) Tom Tugendhat – never heard of him. Ex-army man (thinking of that progressed Aries energy) has the Sun in Cancer square Pluto. His Mars in Aries is conjunct the CP’s sec.prog Mars too. A bit of a wild card, which seems to fit the CP progressed chart – with Mercury moving sign – into Aries very soon.

Rushi Sunak’s chart reverberates very strongly with the CP horoscope. Sunak has Sun in Taurus opposite Uranus in Scorpio. Sunak’s Uranus is tied into the CP’s Sun/Saturn conjunction in Scorpio and makes him a very strong contender.  

My thoughts at the moment, based on the astrology… tends towards the following candidates,  Rishi Sunak, Liz Truss, Tom Tugendhat or Suella Braverman for next PM. As the race narrows, charts will be posted.

For now – just the CP – inner wheel the Party, outer the sec. prog.

Liz Hathway

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Liz Hathway is a British born astrologer currently based in Amsterdam. Liz studied astrology at the Kosmos in Amsterdam, at the Faculty of Astrological Studies in London and with well known horary astrology John Frawley. Liz also holds an MA (with distinction) in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology, from the University of Wales, in Lampeter, and was short-listed for the 2016 Alumni Association MA CAA Dissertation Prize.
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