I was in London last year, and as my sister drove me to the airport, she was complaining about the state of British politics. She didn’t want Britain to leave the EU, and she thought that everything would be fine if Keir Starmer rather than Jeremy Corbyn was leader of the Labour Party. I didn’t know much about Keir Starmer, but I took her word for it. Well, almost. Keir Starmer is a fanatical Europhile, who did everything he could to frustrate Britain leaving the EU. And his support for the EU played a role in the Labour Party’s crashing defeat in the December 2019 General Election.
Jeremy Corbyn is now standing down as leader, and there is an election for a replacement. Keir Starmer is the frontrunner, and from my reading of the newspapers, rather than my reading of the stars, I would guess that in a few months time he’ll be Labour Party leader.
Keir Starmer is a lawyer. Apparently a good lawyer. If we look at his horoscope (see below), we see that he has the Sun in Virgo conjunct Pluto. Details are important to him, and he has the capacity to dig down, to the heart of the matter. Furthermore, he has Mercury in Libra making a favourable aspect to Saturn in Aquarius. He has mental discipline, and he has the capacity to speak in a measured and authoritative tone. He also has Mercury square Mars. This makes him a good debater, and on the surface he might be a Leader of the Opposition who Boris Johnson would fear. After all, Gemini Boris Johnson is famous for being hazy on detail, and Starmer might shine a forensic light on his lack of knowledge.
At least this is the hope of Starmer’s supporters. Unfortunately, they are fighting last year’s war. Prior to the General Election, Starmer was able to use his skills to undermine the Conservatives’ quest for Brexit. The Conservatives didn’t have a majority, and Starmer and his fellow Remainers were able to grind the government down with their mastery of law, details and procedure. However these kind of skills are not going to work now that the Tories have a majority. They’ll come over as petulant and petty – not to mention unexciting and lacking in vision. Also, the Labour Party that lost the election is still the same party – too left of centre to be elected, and riddled with the kind of Marxist entryists that infected the Party in the 1980s.
There are nonetheless many moderates, perhaps like my sister, who believe that Starmer can sort the problem out. He is not an extremist, and he can perhaps be characterized by his suit and tie and his knighthood. The very man to bring the party back to the centre. Yet to do this he needs both dynamism and ruthlessness. I am not convinced that he’s got these qualities in sufficient measure. He has no planets in the Fire signs of Aries, Leo and Sagittarius, and his Mars is weak in Cancer. Furthermore, he is more of a Libran than a Virgo. He has three personal planets in this sign – the Moon, Mercury and Venus. I believe that if elected as leader, he will be a typical Libran, and try to be friends with all wings of his party. Including the far left.
However, I am weary of writing Starmer off, especially as I don’t know his time of birth. For example, he can win through if he is everyone’s friend until gets elected, and then have a brutal purge. Yet his Western horoscope suggests he won’t do this. The lack of Fire indicates that he won’t have a grand epithany that forces him to take action against his own colleagues. I understand that Boris Johnson doesn’t have any Fire either, and he managed a successful purge of his party. However he had Sagittarian Dominic Cummings urging him on from behind the throne.
But… I’m thinking aloud here… Starmer’s Vedic horoscope is in many respects very favourable, and depending on the time of birth, it suggests that the situation isn’t hopeless. Yes, Eastern and Western astrology can give very different messages. I’ll comment further, if and when Starmer becomes leader of the Labour Party. Hopefully by then we’ll know his time of birth.