There is really no point in making an astrological prediction about the British general election, because there is no honour in it. Regardless of the latest polls, the odds of the Tories not getting an absolute majority are very small. As has been well reported, British polls systematically underestimate support for the Conservative Party. Furthermore, postwar British general elections are occasionally won from the right, and never won from the left. The exception to that was perhaps the 1945 General Election, but Jeremy Corbyn is substantially more left-wing and more “progressive” than Clement Attlee, who may have nationalized large swathes of British industry, but also began development of the British nuclear deterrent. Where Labour does win elections, at least since 1950, it is when they have charismatic leaders who are broadly centrist – in other words, Tony Blair and Harold Wilson.
Having said all that, Theresa May is having a bad campaign. Her time of birth is unknown, and all we can say is that she was born on October 1 1956. It would seem that her main problem is, that she is using her Libra Sun in the wrong way. If you’re a Libran, the guiding principle is balance. There is you, and there is the outside world, and you’re trying to balance the two. Now if you’re also a successful politician, like Vladimir Putin or Margaret Thatcher, you understand how the balance works. You have a vision of the way the world should be, and you force the world to be in balance with YOU – never the other way round. Margaret Thatcher believed in various economic truths, that she learnt as a grocer’s daughter, and she wouldn’t compromise – the world had to do things her way, even if she was totally wrong. She summed this up in her iconic soundbite: “To those waiting with bated breath for that favourite media catchphrase, the “U” turn, I have only one thing to say. “You turn if you want to. The lady’s not for turning.” I say that not only to you but to our friends overseas and also to those who are not our friends”. Put another way, Thatcher didn’t want to be anyone’s friend, she just wanted to push through the policies she believed in.
Theresa May, by contrast, committed the cardinal Libran sin. She made a manifesto promise to make people pay more for social care, a move that was called a “dementia tax”. The move was so unpopular, that it immediately had to be watered down. As a result she plunged in the polls, and it seemed that she was being punished more for weak leadership than for her original manifesto promise. Theresa May the Libran couldn’t deal with the criticism, and she immediately backed down. Margaret Thatcher, by contrast, would have stuck to her guns. She would have defended the policy on economic grounds, and somehow would have taken the country with her, even if they hated her for it.
So how does Theresa May deal with the situation, once she’s won the election? She has to recognize, like every successful Libran, that it’s OK to be hated by 40% of the population. She has to accept the fact that when she dies, there’ll be people dancing on her grave singing “ding dong the witch is dead”. If by contrast she really wants everyone to like her, then she should follow her fellow Libran David Cameron, and get out of politics before she causes any more damage.
PS If I am wrong, and Theresa May loses the election, blame my political judgement, not my astrology. My forecast is NOT based on astrology.