Background to Brexit

The Brexit referendum in 2016 occurred early in the Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow (Dec 2014 – Dec 2019 – Nov 2024) of the Gemini micro-age (2014 – 2029) of the Libra sub-age (1970 – 2148) – the forth sub-age within the Age of Aquarius (1433 – 3574), and all these zodiacal signs are antithetical to the signs in the astrological signature for the UK.  This suggests that Brexit will bring the UK no benefits, but for the short term, it also suggests a damned-if-you-do and damned-if-you-don’t scenario due to the polarization that has occurred in the UK on this issue, very similar to the divide that has embraced the USA under President Trump.  Aquarius does not favor the mainstream – it favors extremists, fringes and radicals, and politicians are taking advantage of this temporary rejection of middle-of-the-road politics in an attempt to shift the political agenda to radical or other extremist agendas. The initial impulse has mainly been towards the hard right wing and even neo-fascist side of politics – but it remains early days yet for the current Aquarius period.

My final analysis of Brexit will cover the clash between UK’s astrological signature and the signs of these times, especially the Brexit referendum while this background analysis is based on examining the UK’s performance under previous Aquarius micro-age decans (and micro-ages) as far back as the end of the Age of Pisces.  This allows us to find thematic and archetypal diachronic connections that can shed light on Brexit and what it really means for the UK.

Many people think that any random development, such as Brexit, is reasonable if it agrees with their personal political views.  For example, is Scotland better off as a separate country or part of the UK?  To answer this, it is necessary to understand where the world is heading, because even without astrology, it is obvious that the evolution of civilization does indicate a direction to this evolution, otherwise we would be viewing the murder or killing of people on TV in replication of the Roman circus where such events were considered ‘normal’ to the spectators.  There is both progress and acknowledgement that much more progress needs to occur due to numerous shortcomings with society and politics.   It is easy to see the benefits and direction of progress over previous centuries and millennia, but how do we project progress into the future so that we can see how present events support or detract from the where the world is heading?

This is outside the scope of this analysis, but the astrology associated with the Age of Aquarius, suggests that the world is approaching greater aggregation, coordination and synchronization with the role of individual nations being sublimated into larger global structures, in the same way over the last millennium, small kingdoms and fiefdoms were combined to form the nation states of today.  Small kingdoms and fiefdoms were a problem, and these problems were overcome by their absorption into larger structures that prevented them from fighting or undermining their neighbors.  The same issue now faces nation-states that are not adequately synchronized with their neighbors and the world at large, especially in key issues such as climate change, civil rights, religious freedoms, military aggression and so on.  I will be updating the last chapter in my book, The Dawning – Shedding New Light on the Astrological Ages, published in 2011, with a revised outline of the future at the first opportunity.

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As previously stated, the Brexit referendum in 2016 occurred early in the Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow (Dec 2014 – Dec 2019 – Nov 2024) which is based on a five year micro-age decan followed by its overflow onto the following five year period like a wave [see The Age of Aquarius for Dummies]. In simple terms, the world rotates through five year micro-age decans representing all 12 zodiacal signs normally every 60 years (but with some minor variation at the cusp of sub-ages).  Therefore all 12 signs are generally granted equal measure to influence events, and if this was solely the case, the world would just go around a merry-go-round with history constantly repeating itself.  This means that democracy would usurp monarchs, only for monarchs to again usurp democracy ad infinitum.

However, the merry-go-round scenario is not strictly the case.  It is due to resonance of these 5 years micro-age decans to larger periods that the relatively small micro-age decans are biased in their relative strengths with each other.  Therefore, since the arrival of the Age of Aquarius, any Aquarius micro-age decan (and Pisces micro-age decan) will have the edge on other micro-age decans due to resonance with the Pisces Age overflow and Age of Aquarius.  Every Libra micro-age decan will also be more powerful due to resonance with the Libra age-decan (1433 – 2148).  Since 1791, every Scorpio small period will resonate with the Scorpio sub-age and overflow (1791 – 1970 – 2148) and so on.  It is these incremental differences between one sub-period and another that provides longer term trends in society. For example, since December 2014, the ages, sub-ages and micro-ages have, for the first time in around 7,000 years, fully aligned themselves to progressive influences but alas, also instability, and this is being played out now [see A Celebration 7,000 Years in the Making ].  

The current Aquarius micro-age decan, and following two (Libra and Gemini micro-age decans) are more powerful than average, as each resonates with a larger period – Libra with the Libra age decan (1433 – 2148) and Gemini with the Gemini sub-age decan (1970 – 2029).  The larger the parent period, the greater the resonance between periods.

The first four sub-ages at the beginning of the Age of Aquarius displaying the 12 micro-ages within each sub-age

Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow (1373 – 1378 – 1382)

This period, set toward the end of the Pisces age (732 BC – 1433 AD), replicates the Brexit Aquarius micro-age decan inasmuch it is part of a Gemini micro-age and Cancer micro-age overflow, but all larger periods are different and they were also more favorable to the British compared to the Brexit period.

The pre-Protestant English Lollards under the Oxford scholar, John Wyclif, went on the attacked against papal authority, and due to some support from the English government, he was able to instigate virtual heresy against the Roman Catholic Church.  John Wyclif promoted the reading of the Bible by ordinary people, and he was instrumental in producing the Wyclif Bible translated from Latin into Middle English.[i]  Wyclif also promoted the role of the king over the pope and was an iconoclast inasmuch he opposed cherished beliefs and institutions that have become erroneous or pernicious – straight out of the Aquarius cookbook.

This small Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow demonstrates how the astrology of the astrological ages mimics and correlates to historical developments.  This Aquarius period promoted revolutionary Aquarian ideals, but this period is not within the Age of Aquarius, so it does not have any real momentum behind it due to lack of resonance.  However, when the next similar Aquarius period occurred, it was inside the Age of Aquarius, thus strengthening each and every Aquarian archetype resulting in not just a spat with the medieval Roman Catholic Church, but an actual split creating a completely different social-religious-political structure in Europe that lasted centuries.  Resonance makes a big impact.

This Aquarius period witnessed appropriately, the English Peasants Revolt (1381) under Wat Tyler, which was initiated by widespread anger against a poll tax.  Tyler led his followers on a march to London, taking Maidstown, Rochester, and Canterbury along the way.  They tricked their way into London, marched down Fleet Street, beheaded a judge, archbishop and 18 leading citizens, and instigated even greater fury against the Flemish community.  During negotiations with the King Richard II, the London mayor mortally struck Tyler with a sword, and the revolution was over, though the king pardoned all the assailants. Nevertheless, a major revolutionary assault was made against the British government in this early Aquarius period, and this really sets the tone for these Aquarius periods.

Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow (1468 – 1473 – 1478)

This period occurs within the Age of Aquarius and is part of a Libra micro-age.   Royalty strongly figures in this period with the murder of insane King Henry VI in the Tower of London allowing for the reinstatement of Edward IV, part of the ongoing struggle between the houses of York and Lancashire and called the War of the Roses (1455 – 1487).  This was definitely a period in Britain where the British royalty and therefore the government were in gross detriment which played itself out in the War of the Roses.

The full extent of the War of the Roses was probably an attribute of the Scorpio micro-age and overflow (1448 – 1463 – 1478) with Scorpio always a troublesome sign for the Taurus British.  Also, the War of the Roses occurred in the Virgo sub-age decan (1433 – 1493) with Virgo opposed to Pisces, a sign that is associated with the British.  Murdering the head of government continues the theme of angst between Aquarius and Leo Britain.

Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow (1523 – 1528 – 1533)

This period partly replicates the Brexit Aquarius period due to its location in a Gemini micro-age.  This Aquarius period is associated with the reign of King Henry VIII including the annulment of his first marriage to Catherine of Aragon and the beginning of the English Reformation – a major revolutionary event in its day.  The English Reformation is considered a part of the wider European Protestant Reformation, instigated by the (German) Martin Luther in this small Aquarius period with the new Protestants breaking away from the Roman Catholic Church and rejecting the authority of the Pope, extremely appropriate for revolutionary Aquarius.  In hindsight, the Reformation was an early symptom of the newly arrived Age of Aquarius promoting democracy and rejecting (Leo) leaders, as the new Protestant churches instigated a number of democratic processes associated with congregations into its structures.

Martin Luther’s role also supports the long term association of Aquarius with Germany.  In this case King Henry VIII wittingly, or unwittingly, sided with the revolutionary Luther in opposing the (Leo) might of the pope and Roman Catholic Church but for purely personal self-seeking reasons.  The internal turmoil created by the English Reformation lasted until the Glorious Revolution in the following similar Aquarius micro-age decan in 1688.

This Aquarius period occurred in the lead up to the peak of the Taurus sub-age decan (1493 – 1552), and with such strong support from Taurus, and from the Capricorn quasi sub-age (1523 – 1702), another sign favorable to the British, the greatest loser here was the external Roman Catholic Church with Britain formally leaving the fold.  The Roman Catholic Church has Pisces and Scorpio at the top of its totem pole, and this Aquarius period was greatly influenced by Taurus and Virgo – both antithetical to the Christian church.  The Taurus sub-age decan (1493 – 1552) is also the same period as the overlapping Virgo sub-age decan overflow – bad news for Pisces-Scorpio Christianity.

Aquarius micro-age and overflow (1582 – 1597 – 1612)

The anti-royal flavor of Aquarius quickly manifested when in 1587, Queen Elizabeth had Catholic Queen Mary beheaded.  In the following year, the Spanish unleashed their invasion Armada against the British, only to have it disintegrate due to adverse weather and better tactics of the British with the Spanish losing 65 ships and 10,000 men compared to the English losing no ships and less than 100 men.  Nevertheless, Queen Elizabeth scrapped with Parliament in 1593, where she asserted the monarchical right to assent or disagree with Parliament, and that religious matters and foreign affairs were the domain of the monarch.   The newly elected parliamentarians from the middle class had another perspective.

The death of Queen Elizabeth in 1603 saw the thrones of England and Scotland combined under King James VI.  Catholic Guy Fawkes was foiled in his attempt to kill King James VI and blow up Parliament in 1605 leading to centuries of fireworks for many British and their descendants around the world.  Despite winning against the Spanish, this Aquarius period again demonstrates the traumatic events in Britain under Aquarius, and associated with a royal execution, and attempted royal murder.  However, this small Aquarius period witnessed the birth of the American colonies, establishing their revolutionary spirit from birth under Aquarius.

Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow (1627 – 1632 – 1637)

This finds England under the reign of King Charles I (1600 – 1649) who believed in the divine right of kings, and so this Aquarius period witnessed a feud between the king and parliament with the general public opposed to his policies, especially taxation without parliamentary consent and his behavior as an absolute monarch.  Ultimately this cost him his head.  This is a straightforward anti-monarch period, but also a difficult period for the British as should be expected when Aquarius is strong.

Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow (1687 – 1692 – 1697)

The main game in town was the Glorious Revolution (1688) with the overthrow of King James II of England by a union of English Parliamentarians with the Dutch William III, Prince of Orange, who was James’s nephew and son-in-law. William’s successful invasion of England with a Dutch fleet and army led to his ascension to the throne as William III of after the Declaration of Right, leading to the Bill of Rights 1689.  The initial dissent occurred due to the likelihood that King James’s Catholic son would take the British throne and therefore create the establishment of a Roman Catholic dynasty. Working with British parliamentarians, William successfully launched a large invasion fleet in 1688, and following the defeat of King James’s forces, James fled England.  This revolution or invasion again indicates the ability of Aquarius to deeply undermine the integrity of Britain.

For British Catholics its effects were disastrous, both socially and politically, as for over a century Catholics were denied the right to vote and sit in Parliament; they were also denied commissions in the army, and the monarch was forbidden to be Catholic or to marry a Catholic – this latter prohibition remaining in force until 2015. Of course, the subsequent persecution of Catholics is good old Aquarius fascism.  It has been argued, mainly by Whig historians, that James’s overthrow began modern English parliamentary democracy: the Bill of Rights 1689 has become one of the most important documents in the political history of Britain and never since has the monarch held absolute power.[ii]

The English Bill of Rights set out certain basic civil rights and clarified royal succession and laid down limits on the powers of the (Leo) monarch and sets out the rights of (Aquarius) Parliament, including the requirement for regular parliaments, free elections, and freedom of speech in Parliament. It sets out certain rights of individuals including the prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment and reestablished the right of Protestants to have arms for their defense within the rule of law. The Bill of Rights 1689 was one of the inspirations for the Bill of Rights in the USA.[iii]

This period is the source of America’s gun-toting culture as this Aquarius period was situated in the strongest part of the Aries sub-age decan and overflow  (1612 – 1672 – 1731), that influenced the early years of the British settlement of North America.  While the British moved on, many Americans have held fast to Aries inspired guns as the formative period for any nation is highly influential in creating national myths.

Aquarius micro-age and overflow (1746 – 1761 – 1776)

This Aquarius period relates to the 20th century Aquarius micro-age and overflow (1910 – 1940), and as a preview to the disastrous early 20th century for the UK, in this 18th century period,  it ended with the beginning of the American War of Independence leading to the loss of its American colonies.  This period also included the first war waged on a global scale, and therefore is a precursor to the two world wars in the 20th century.  The Seven year’s War (1756 – 1763) went extremely well for the UK making the UK the dominant world power.  This all occurred mainly in the first half of this Aquarius period, which coincides with the Pisces micro-age overflow (1746 – 1761) which probably astrologically accounts for this war as Europe always splits under Pisces, despite Pisces being its most influential sign.

The second half of this Aquarius period is closely aligned to the growing dissent within the Thirteen Colonies in North America leading to the beginning of the American Revolutionary War in 1775.  This Aquarius period is located near the peak of the Sagittarius juggernaut associated with the massive Sagittarius quasi micro-age (1702 – 1881) which propelled the UK into the stratosphere.  Nevertheless, the conditions that led to the loss of the thirteen colonies must be viewed as an unfortunate event for the British.

Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow (1791 – 1796 – 1801)

This Aquarius period occurred in the Libra micro-age (1791 – 1806), at the very beginning of the Scorpio sub-age (1791 – 1970), and is in a period of astrological strength for the UK being at the highpoint of the Sagittarius sub-age and overflow (1612 – 1791 – 1970), with a special positive and strong Sagittarius focus on the period 1791 – 1881.  The UK jumped on to this Sagittarius period with the Industrial Revolution and then went on and created the greatest empire the world has ever experienced.  Therefore, any difficulty experienced in an antithetical Aquarius micro-age decan is like a mouse being trod on by an elephant.

THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION IN THE UK
Painting, Coalbrookdale by Night by Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg, 1801. O Exhibited as ‘A View of Colebrook Dale by night’ at Royal Academy London, 1801. Featuring night work at the Bedlam furnaces in Madeley Dale (i.e. Coalbrookdale) along the river Severn, Shropshire.

It is appropriate that this period commences with a quote from Thomas Paine “There is a dawn of reason rising in the world” as a salute to Aquarius, though it did not help him as he was executed in revolutionary France in 1794


Execution of Louis XVI in what is now the Place de la Concorde, by Isidore Stanislas Helman – Bibliothèque nationale de France, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17446087

The major issue that impacted the UK naturally was the French Revolution which was already in progress, but turned nasty under extremist Aquarius.  The English and European royalty were naturally highly concerned that one of their members had been usurped by a popular revolution championing freedom and justice.  This revolution found sympathizers in the UK who were subdued by the British government, one way or another.  In response to Irish nationalists invigorated by the French Revolution, in 1791 the Protestants in Northern Ireland formed the Orange Society to protect their interests.

By 1792, reformers in England created organizations such as the Corresponding Society of London which  called for male suffrage, annual parliaments, fairer land and legal systems, lower taxes, better education, prison reform and basic social security for the poor and elderly.  In 1795 Britain invaded the Cape Colony in South Africa and subdued the revolutionary Boers who had already driven out the Dutch officials.  In 1797 there were numerous mutinies in the Royal Navy perched to wage war against the revolutionary French.

Great Britain in 1793 orchestrated a union of European nations to protect the crowned heads of Europe against the French and demanded the French to restore their monarchy. As part of these frenetic times for European royalty and the status quo, the British instituted a savage response to dissenters in Scotland where the head judge decreed the British constitution was perfect, and therefore anyone proposing amendments was an enemy of state.  Some revolutionary Scots were meeting their Irish counterparts in France.

By 1799, societies such as the Corresponding Society of London had been banned, their leaders imprisoned, trade unionists suppressed and newspaper heavily censored – to keep Aquarius’ fascist side invigorated.  At the end of this period, Prime Minister William Pitt was forced to quit after suggesting to King George III that because of the dissolution of the Irish government and its amalgamation with Westminster, that British Catholics should be legally emancipated.  This threw the mad king into a rage, and again we see the antipathy here between Aquarius and royalty – though he did not literally lose his head.

The Irish uprising and attempted French invasion of Ireland in 1798 was followed by the creation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in 1801, and therefore the UK does have some minor inclusion of Aquarius in its astrological signature, but dwarfed by Sagittarius.

Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow (1851 – 1856 – 1861)

This period is another partial replica of the Brexit-Aquarius period and found the UK in the midst of the Victorian era (1837 – 1901) and strategically located in Britain’s ‘Golden Years.’ (1850–1870).  The main difference between the Aquarius period covering 1851 to 1860 compared to the current one (2014 – 2024) is that while both were also associated with a Cancer sub-age overflow, this 19th century Aquarian period was also at the peak of the Cancer sub-age decan and overflow (1792 – 1851 – 1910) which magnifies the power of Cancer at least threefold (and probably nine fold) compared to 2014 to 2024.  The absolutely strongest time for Cancer in this period was the period 1851 to 1881, tightly coinciding with Britain’s time of might (1850 – 1870), and substantiating the strong British association to Cancer through their Saxon roots.  Therefore, it is necessary to weed out the Cancer influence that significantly contributed in pushing the UK to its greatest heights, and seek Aquarius in the cracks.  This Aquarius period is therefore not the ideal comparison with the current one.

Portrait photograph of Queen Victoria dressed for the wedding of The Duke and Duchess of Albany

Britain fought alongside France in the Crimean War against Russia (1851 – 1856), and Russia has Aquarius high up its totem pole, and thus the most vexing military issue in the Victorian era was Russia, and nothing much has changed.  Leo UK and Aquarius Russia were designed to be sparring partners.  In the 1856 Treaty of Paris, Russia was prohibited from hosting a military presence in the Crimea and prevented from invading Turkey.[iv]

The Second Opium War saw Britain overpower the Qing dynasty in China and was the standard act of European imperialism and from the astrological context, (Leo) UK can be in fighting mode in any Aquarius period invoking the 7th house of opposition.  Of course, the Second Opium War had the UK become the major drug pusher of the period.  However, the UK was representative of the peak of European civilization, and this behavior was considered ‘normal’ at the time as Europeans considered that they were superior to other people around the world.

The most radical intellectual development appropriate to this Aquarius period was the publication by Charles Darwin of “On the Origin of Species” in 1859. The book aroused international interest and a widespread debate, with no sharp line between scientific issues and ideological, social and religious implications.  Much of the initial reaction was hostile, but Darwin had to be taken seriously as a prominent and respected name in science. The major reactionary elements in this case was the Church, and demonstrates that in Aquarius periods, great leaps towards rationality can be made, but medieval reactionaries get fired up in defending their former positions of power.[v] 

It is appropriate that in an Aquarius period, opposed to Leo ego, that that the human ego should be put back into its place.  This ground breaking book was another major wedge driven between religions based on (Pisces) belief systems and (Aquarius) rationality.  In the same way that in previous centuries, the Church opposed a Sun-centered solar system, with Charles Darwin suggesting that humans are related to chimpanzees, in both situations, it is the ego of humans that consider themselves superior and at the center of the universe that is undermined by Aquarian scientific advances.  This exact same situation is replicated today in the issue of other evolved intelligent life existing elsewhere in the universe, with many promoting the statistically absurd notion that we are alone in the universe.   The hairless chimpanzee always seems to extend its shelf life no matter how much progress towards rationality has occurred in the world. The hairless chimpanzee remains highly influential in world affairs until at least the end of the Pisces quasi-age in 2503 AD!

Another demonstration of Aquarius was the Indian Rebellion of 1857, known in India and Pakistan more correctly as the First War of Independence, which was a major uprising in India during 1857–58 against the rule of the British East India Company.  This is a classic example of (Leo) imperial power squashing the rights of people, and treating them as second class citizens due to their different race. Unfortunately, the Cancer sub-age decan and overflow combined with the Sagittarius sub-age overflow greatly favored the imperialism of Great Britain at this point of time, who naturally considered that they were superior.  A good argument can be made that the Leo aura associated with the British royalty, has over the centuries, descended to the average British person who feel that they are also somehow superior, and why would superior people need to be bound to their neighbors in the European Union?

Aquarius micro-age and overflow (1910 -1925 – 1940)

Apart from the calamitous two world wars, and loss of the largest empire the world has experienced to date, the prime archetypal event of the period was the abdication in 1936 by King Edward VIII.  He seemed enamored by Aquarius archetypes due to his “apparent disregard for established constitutional conventions” followed by his proposal of marriage to a woman who had already been married twice – obviously a hanging offense in staid conservative UK in the 1930s.  Aquarius likes tripping up staid conservatives.  Due to the impossible position he found himself in, Edward VIII simply abdicated and became one of the shortest-reigning monarchs in British history.  He appeared to have also been captivated by Hitler’s cult, and even gave a full Nazi salute in 1937 while visiting Germany.[vi]  Aquarius fans the fires of fascism and progress.

However, this Aquarius period witnessed the opening scene for Britain’s “Darkest Hour”, coined by British prime minister Winston Churchill to describe the period of World War II between the Fall of France in June 1940 and the Axis invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941 when the UK was under threat of imminent invasion.  This says enough of the antipathy of Aquarius to the UK.  This technically was not in the Aquarius micro-age decan, but it was due to the UK taking its eye off the ball in the 1930s that they almost lost their eye and ball as well. The British can be at the height of their collective stupidity in an Aquarius period, and the lead up to the Second World War was a classic example of this innate British stupidity.

To be contextually correct, the two world wars were not solely due to this Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow,  but to the far more powerful Pisces sub-age decan and overflow (1851 – 1910 – 1970) with the most powerful quarter ruling the period 1910 – 1940.  This already powerful Pisces sub-age decan and overflow resonated with the super-massive Pisces age overflow (1433 – 3574) and this strength of Pisces will not be replicated in the world for around another 25,000 years. Europe is primarily ruled by Pisces, but whenever Pisces is strong, not only is there a focus upon Europe, but also on the two fish swimming in opposite directions.  Europe always splits under Pisces, and both world wars demonstrated again this massive and major split endemic to Europe (and passed along to the USA).  World wars are not a one-in-every-hundred-year event, but require a massive astrological underpinning – though in reality, apart from Japan in the Second World War, both world wars were really two European wars of self-destruction – entirely appropriate for Pisces.  Also, the Aquarius micro-age and overflow (1910 – 1925 – 1940) sits at the 12th house position to Pisces.

Conclusion

The common themes of these Aquarius periods are: trauma, such as attempted and actual invasions and revolutions; overthrow or assault on the monarch/government (including murder, executions and abdication) and loss, such as the American colonies and British Empire – combined with the extreme loss of clarity in the lead up to the Second World War, where it tried to appease Hitler (an extremely hard right and fascist leader), and now repeating this process on a smaller scale with the same lack of clarity in holding the Brexit referendum to appease the hard right politicians in the UK. The UK, and its previous incarnations, is rarely on hallowed ground under Aquarius.  There is absolutely no support to the concept that the Brexit imbroglio is a strengthening or positive step for the UK based on the previous association of Britain to previous Aquarius micro-ages or micro-age decans. The exact opposite is indicated – the UK is usually in dire circumstances in these small Aquarius periods, even though this was self-inflicted due to the Tory government under Prime Minister Cameron trying to appease the hard right politicians in his party.  Prime Minister Cameron, along with many people, was shocked by the outcome of the referendum, in the same way that the majority of Americans were shocked by the election of Donald Trump as president.  One attribute of Aquarius is its ability to shock.  The current Aquarius period remains emergent, so expect even greater lightening bolts from December 2019 onward when it goes into its more powerful overflow mode.  We have seen the effects of reactionary politics under Trump and Brexit, but the reaction to the reactionary side usually follows. 

 


[i]John Wycliffe, Wikipedia, Retrieved 05:42, March 2, 2019, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=John_Wycliffe&oldid=884169726

[ii] Glorious Revolution, Wikipedia, Retrieved 09:48, January 24, 2019, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Glorious_Revolution&oldid=878883115

[iii] Bill of Rights 1689, Wikipedia. Retrieved 09:53, January 24, 2019, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bill_of_Rights_1689&oldid=879887535

[iv] Victorian era, Wikipedia, Retrieved 08:32, January 24, 2019, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Victorian_era&oldid=878623966

[v] On the Origin of Species, Wikipedia, Retrieved 09:00, January 24, 2019, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=On_the_Origin_of_Species&oldid=879802889

[vi] Edward VIII, Wikipedia, Retrieved 06:11, March 2, 2019, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Edward_VIII&oldid=885581676

 

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The UK Astrological Signature

In traditional mundane astrology, the focus on nations is usually via the horoscope associated with the creation of their most recent constitution or formative legal documents like the Declaration of Independence in the USA in 1776.  While these are important reference points, in macro-astrology the emphasis is not with governments but with the society that created the government and therefore the horoscope for the government is merely a subset of the nation’s identity.  The government may act as head of a nation, but the nation or region has its own identity independent of the government.  In 1901, Australia was created from a collection of previously independent states, but the Australian identity existed before this date.  The rambunctious American identity existed before the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

For the ‘birth’ of a nation, region, state, city and so on, I take its very beginning if possible.  For example, in the case of the USA, when Jamestown was first settled on May 4, 1607, this created the first contiguous settlement leading to the modern day for what would become the USA, but the identity or personality of the USA was ‘born’ in 1607.  Though it is not common practice to erect a horoscope for the Jamestown settlement for the USA, this is the approach in macro-astrology.

In the case of the UK, the first settlement is unknown, so major events and developments provide strong hints at which signs support the UK and its antecedent, and which signs detract.  Each sign included in the astrological signature for the UK is derived from formative periods in its history with one sign stretching back at least 4,500 years. The purpose of providing the detailed account that produced the astrological signature for the UK is for the purpose of analyzing Brexit and its impact upon the UK, and even if Brexit will proceed.  In macro-astrology, a virtual horoscope for anything being investigated is desirable, and the equivalence of a horoscope is an astrological signature.  An astrological signature is just a combination of zodiacal signs.  With the United Kingdom, we start with Taurus appropriately as a foundation for its astrological signature.

Taurus

Certainly some key elements of the British psyche were put in place during the Bronze Age in Britain (2500 BC – 800 BC) closely associated with the Taurus age overflow[1] (2916 BC – 732 BC) when agriculture first flourished and large megalithic monuments were constructed or modified, including such sites as Avebury, Stonehenge, Silbury Hill and Must Farm.  The significant cultural change in the British Isles came with the arrival of the Beaker people from Europe.  A recent study showed a major genetic shift in late Neolithic/early Bronze Age Britain, so that more than 90% of Britain’s Neolithic gene pool was replaced with the coming of a people genetically similar to the Beaker people of the lower-Rhine area.[2]  This was the first of many ‘Germanic’ “invasions” which has defined the English people of today. For the most part, the different waves of Germans did not invade the British Isles, they just immigrated into it at a time when the notion of borders and countries did not exist.

Stonehenge – a classic example of Taurus

By around 1600 BC, the southwest of England was experiencing a trade boom as British tin was exported across Europe.[3]  Bronze-age Britons were also skilled at making jewelry from gold.  All the evidence suggests that Bronze Age Britain was, for the time, a stable, productive and affluent society, and relatively peaceful before the onslaught of the Aries age overflow (732 BC – 1433 AD).  Taurus has a place in the British national psyche.  It also helps explain why the British retain their anachronistic monarchy as Taurus is resistant to change. They still give aristocrats political leverage in the House of Lords.

The first well known tumultuous event in the history of the British Isles was the Roman invasion from 43 AD to 142 AD though Rome’s expansion into the island was limited to south of Hadrian’s Wall.  The successful part of the invasion occurred in the Scorpio sub-age overflow (8 BC – 173 AD) and this indicates that Taurus Britannica was experiencing its ‘detriment’ under its opposite sign of Scorpio.  The UK came incredibly close to being invaded in the Second World War – which was also under a Scorpio sub-age (1791 – 1970), and definitely within the Scorpio quasi sub-age (1881 – 2059). [For a detailed explanation of age sub-periods and quasi-periods, see The Age of Aquarius for Dummies]

The successful annexation and control of Britain by Rome from 43 AD to 410 AD was primarily due to Scorpio.  It should be noted that this 367 year period of Roman occupation is about half the length of an age-decan, and the most powerful age-decan during this time was the Scorpio age-decan and overflow (732 BC – 8BC – 713 AD); and its overlap with the Scorpio quasi age-decan (370 BC – 352 AD) provides the ability to divide this age-decan into quarters (732 BC – 370 BC – 8BC – 352 AD – 713 AD).  The most powerful quarter is always the third quarter, in this case, covering the period 8 BC – 352 AD, relatively closely aligned to the period of Roman occupation (43 AD to 410 AD).  This is no accident, as this long period of foreign control aligns with Scorpio at strength, and strongly supports the argument that the British have an affinity to Taurus – the opposite sign to Scorpio, explaining why the British experience difficult times under Scorpio such as the two world wars in the modern Scorpio quasi sub-age (1881 – 2059).  In addition, Scorpio holds the influential third position on Rome’s astrological signature, after Aries (1st) and Pisces (2nd) indicating that the period 8BC – 352 AD was Ancient Rome at its peak. 


The death of King Harold at the Battle of Hastings

The Battle of Hastings in 1066 instigates the opposite context to the earlier Roman invasion. This was the last successful full-scale invasion of England, in this case by the Norman-French army under William, the Duke of Normandy, but unlike the Romans, the Normans stayed.  This occurred in the Taurus sub-age overflow (894 – 1073), a sign that should be conducive the Britannica Taurus psyche and as a consequence, the Normans were not temporary residents like the Romans, but became incorporated into upper British society and were very influential in the evolution of Britain. No latter development in the evolution towards the UK has made such a profound change to Britain as the Norman invasion, and this event must be considered part of the positive construction of the future UK even though nominally, an invasion is usually seen as a negative development. 

Cancer

Cancer is most likely part of the UK’s core astrological signature, and is probably the source of the British expression “an Englishman’s house is their castle”.  However, a mere expression is insufficient bedrock for including Cancer into the UK’s astrological signature.  The best supporting evidence for the association of Cancer with the UK is found in historical periods associated with Cancer.  The first support comes from the Pisces age (732 BC – 1433 AD) in its Cancer quasi age-decan (352 AD – 1072) which was the period when all the final pieces were put into place for the creation of the modern UK.  Romanized Britain in 352 quickly saw in the following century the departure of their Roman overlord and immigration of some Germanic tribes which fundamentally changed the language, culture and society from its more Celtic roots. 

The following invasion by the Vikings a few centuries later, again strengthened the Germanic influence as the Vikings were distantly related to the Anglo-Saxons and could partially understand each other’s language and basically created Old English as a result.  However, the Vikings, as with Scandinavia, are mainly associated with Cancer, the sign of boats, and everywhere the Vikings influenced, including Russia, were left with strong Cancer archetypes.  The Viking invasion is strongly associated with the peak of the Cancer quasi age-decan in the centuries surrounding 713s – the highpoint of the Cancer sub-age and overflow (533 AD – 713 – 894 AD).

The (almost) final invasion of Great Britain by William the Conqueror in 1066 provided the last major socio-political-cultural element for modern Great Britain, but the Normans were themselves the descendants of previous Viking invaders of Normandy, but by 1066, they had converted to speaking French.  Therefore the sign Cancer is very strongly associated with the UK and probably its primary sign.  This is supported by the fact that the UK came into existence in 1801 following the union of Great Britain with Ireland.  1801 was in the Cancer sub-age decan (1791 – 1851) of the Scorpio sub-age (1791 – 1970) but more influenced at this juncture by the Sagittarius sub-age overflow (1791 – 1970) and Sagittarius sub-age decan overflow (1791 – 1851) promoting the role of Sagittarius in the UK. The overflow period is always stronger.

There is another significant Cancer period that also demonstrates the UK’s association to Cancer.  The Cancer sub-age decan and overflow (1313 – 1373 – 1433) of the last Pisces sub-age (1253 – 1433), especially in the overflow period (1373 – 1433) is associated with the famous Hundred Year’s War with France (1337 – 1453), and while this eventually turned against the British, during the Cancer period, the war went well for England and the British aristocracy invested heavily into the war due to their early victories and plunder – like a modern corporation seeking new sales territory.  The Hundred Year’s War was instrumental in creating British (and French) nationalism. England subsequently succumbed to the War of Roses following the end of this Cancer period as the British nobility were upset with the loss of their French landholdings resulting in civil war.

It could also be argued that the UK was at the pinnacle of world affairs in the Cancer sub-age decan and overflow (1791 – 1851 – 1910) when ‘Brittania ruled the waves’ under Queen Victoria (1819 – 1901) and the Sun never set on the British Empire.  This pinnacle for the UK was short lived, as only a few years after the end of this Cancer sub-age overflow the Irish successfully revolted against British rule (except for Northern Ireland), and the two world wars shunted the UK aside as the USA took the mantle of age-empire of the Pisces-Aquarian age similar to Ancient Rome ascending as age-empire of the Aries-Pisces age one age ago.

Leo

Another reason for the astrological justification of the anachronistic British royalty is to associate the UK with Leo (and Capricorn).  The last Leo period of strength (sub-age decan or larger) was the Leo sub-age decan and overflow (1612 – 1672 – 1731) of the Capricorn-Sagittarius sub-age (1612 -1791).  It was in this period that the precursor to the UK was formed – the Kingdom of Great Britain, commencing in 1707, which united the kingdoms of England, including Wales, and Scotland to form a single kingdom encompassing the whole island of Great Britain but excluding Ireland.


King Arthur by Charles Ernest Butler (1903)

If the legend of King Arthur has any grounding in an historical person, this person most likely straddled the 5th and 6th centuries AD in an earlier Leo quasi sub-age (443 – 623 AD). King Arthur defeated dragons, witches and so on and was the leader of a band of superheroes who took the role of the mythological royal savior. Nearly all the modern legend about King Arthur can be ignored as pure fiction.  If the earliest references to Arthur have any credibility then he was probably a valiant warrior. 

What was believed previously to be pertinent was that Arthur was probably involved in the early clashes with the invading Germanic tribes.  There was the battle of Mount Badon (c.490 – 517) between the defending Britons and the invading Anglo-Saxons, and it is believed that this battle halted or slowed down the advancing Germans who were streaming into Great Britain and creating Saxon England that was to rule England from around 550 to 1066 – a period of 516 years.[4]  This is in the order of magnitude of an age-decan and closely aligned with the Cancer quasi age-decan (353 – 1080), a favorable sign for the UK, especially with respect to the (Cancer) immigrants but not to the authority of the (Capricorn) government. There is no evidence that the Germans that arrived in Britain at this time involved a military invasion and were not perceived as enemies by the indigenous British people.

Queen Boudica

It is worth noting that the British affinity to their queens possibly found its inception with the warrior-queen Boudica who revolted against the Roman Empire in 60 or 61 AD.  This occurred in a Scorpio-Libra sub-age (8 BC – 173 AD) and more importantly in the Gemini-Aquarius sub-age decan (53 AD – 113 AD).  This timeframe is astrologically equivalent to the approaching Gemini-Aquarius sub-age decan (2029 – 2089) of the current Scorpio-Libra sub-age (1970 – 2148).  However, both the modern and ancient periods Scorpio is more influential than Libra in the first half of the sub-age.  Whenever Aquarius and Scorpio are strong, the British suffer or events tend to go against them.  Queen Boudica failed in her revolution against the Romans but nevertheless became a folk hero.

Capricorn

There is also evidence that Capricorn is part of the British psyche explaining their profoundly conservative attitudes and approaches and contributing to the entrenched role the Royal Family plays in British society and politics.  Also, the most successful child of Great Britain was born in 1606 with the British colonization of North America occurring near the 1612 peak of the Capricorn sub-age and overflow (1433 – 1612 – 1791). Regardless of anything else, the birth of a future age-empire is as profound a positive development as possible.  For example, it could be argued that the UK’s child saved them in the Second World War. 

Astrologically, Capricorn did ‘save’ the UK in the Second World War.  Both world wars occurred under the Aquarius micro-age and overflow (1910 – 1925 – 1940), (Aquarius rules fascists on its dark side) and with a strong Leo association, the UK suffered extremely with these two wars diametrically opposed to Leo.  However, within just a few years after the end of the Aquarius micro-age overflow, and with the arrival of the Capricorn micro-age overflow (1940 – 1950), the tide was turned, and America entered the war… and the rest is history. 

“The toll exacted by the First World War can be seen in Britain’s conduct of its successor. The paralysis and weakness which gripped Whitehall as Hitler’s shadow extended first through Austria, then through Czechoslovakia, had no precedent since Tudor times.”[5] 

Britain’s Darkest Hour (June 1940 – June 1941)[6] combined with the 1st World War is basically associated with the Aquarius micro-age and overflow (1910 – 1925 – 1940) within the Scorpio quasi sub-age (1881 – 2059) and in the Libra age-decan (1433 – 2148) – with all three signs diametrically opposed the major elements in the UK’s astrological signature.  However, around October 1940 the arrival of the Capricorn-Sagittarius micro-age now had two signs favorable to the UK and the removal of the detrimental influence of the Aquarius micro-age and overflow (1910 – 25 – 40).

Interestingly, in an earlier Capricorn sub-age overflow (1612 – 1791), Robert Walpole is generally regarded as the de facto first Prime Minister of Great Britain:

“Walpole was one of the greatest politicians in British history. He played a significant role in sustaining the Whig party, safeguarding the Hanoverian succession, and defending the principles of the Glorious Revolution (1688) … He established a stable political supremacy for the Whig party and taught succeeding ministers how best to establish an effective working relationship between Crown and Parliament.”[7]

Capricorn usually breeds strong governance which the UK has obviously benefited from time to time. 

The Capricorn sub-age overflow (1612 – 1791) experienced the Glorious Revolution of 1688 with the overthrow of King James II of England by William III with a Dutch fleet and army marking the last successful invasion of England – though not of the magnitude of the Norman invasion.  Though William III’s invasion cemented the political continuity in the UK hereafter, this “invasion” occurred in the sign opposite Cancer, a key sign for the UK.  If Capricorn and Cancer are both in the UK’s astrological signature, there will always be inherent tensions whenever either of these signs appear.  In this instance, Capricorn shores up the head of government.

The recent Virgo micro-age (1970 – 1985) had a Capricorn micro-age decan and overflow (May 1975 – Apr 1980 – April 1985) and this corresponded to Margaret Thatcher being leader of the UK Conservative Party (1975 – 1990) and Prime Minister of the UK (May 1979 – Nov 1990).  Thatcher’s tenure of 11 years and 209 days as Prime Minister was the longest since Lord Salisbury left office in 1902.  She was the longest-serving British prime minister of the 20th century, and was nicknamed the ‘Iron Lady’, that became associated with her uncompromising politics and leadership style with policies known as Thatcherism.  The tensions between Cancer and Capricorn in the British psyche were exacerbated during Thatcher’s time, and her anti-democratic poll tax was intended to limit the (Cancer) general public from voting.  She is nonetheless viewed favourably in historical rankings of British prime ministers, and her tenure constituted realignment towards neoliberal policies in the UK.  Thatcher represented hard right politics and was closely aligned to President Reagan in the USA with similar policies.  She introduced the new-racism to Britain[8] that ultimately played out in the Brexit referendum. 

The Capricorn micro-age and overflow (1925 – 1940 – 1955) peaking in 1940 saw the UK at is darkest hour with the rise of fascism (under Aquarius) and the almost invasion of the UK by Hitler.  This suggests that either Capricorn is part of the UK’s astrological signature, as it wasn’t defeated, or that Capricorn somehow positively resonates with the UK’s Cancer in opposition?  The 19th century Capricorn micro-age decan and overflow (1866 – 1871 – 1876) appropriately saw the creation of the modern  conservative party assisted by Benjamin Disraeli – twice Prime Minister of the UK during this Capricorn period.  Disraeli made the Conservatives the party most identified with the glory and power of the British Empire.

Sagittarius

The great success of the UK in the Victorian era (1819 – 1901)  combined with its exalted rise due to the profound economic effects of the Industrial Revolution commencing around 1760 suggests a strong affinity with Sagittarius as the Sagittarius quasi sub-age (1702 – 1881) conveniently includes both the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution and UK’s period of might.  In 1763, victory in the Seven Years’ War against France led to the dominance of the British Empire, which was to become the foremost global power for over a century and slowly grew to become the largest empire in history. 

It was in the last Gemini sub-age and overflow (713 – 894 – 1073) that the British Isles suffered the invading Vikings and Normans.  The greater strength of Cancer at that time, due to the Cancer age-decan overflow (713 AD – 1433AD) suggests that while some detrimental activity was in place (i.e. two major invasions), over the long term, these were integral elements along the way into the construction of the modern UK.

However, the Sagittarius connection is probably far older due to tin being associated with Jupiter, Sagittarius and Pisces.[9]  As previously stated “By around 1600 BC, the southwest of England was experiencing a trade boom as British tin was exported across Europe” which suggests that tin extraction commenced even earlier.  This occurred in the Taurus-Aries age (2916 BC – 732 BC) with its significant Sagittarius age decan and overflow (2916 BC – 2188 BC – 1460 BC).  Most of the famous henges were also constructed earlier in this Sagittarius period.  Sagittarius therefore most likely has an entrenched pedigree in the history of ancient Britain.

Pisces & Aries

Pisces is always associated with islands, and the primary sign for Europe is Pisces, but to be more precise, Europe is a Pisces-Aries continent.  In contrast, Ancient Rome was ruled by Aries-Pisces indicating why Europe was able to rise out of the ashes of the Western Roman Empire when Aries plummeted in strength and Pisces rose due to the end of the Aries quasi age and start of the Pisces quasi age in 352 AD. 

Being a part of Europe, the UK automatically has Pisces and Aries in its sphere, but I take these as background influences.  For example, the two world wars occurred in the Pisces sub-age decan overflow (1910 – 1970) of the Scorpio sub-age (1791 – 1970) but this Pisces sub-age decan overflow resonated with both the Pisces age overflow (1433 -3574) and Pisces age-decan overflow (1433 – 2148) making this the second most powerful Pisces time in the whole 26,000 year cycle of the ages after the Pisces sub-age overflow (1433 – 1612).  Whenever Pisces is strong, Europe usually fractures in line with the two symbolic fish swimming in opposite directions.  In the previous strongest period for Pisces in the whole 26,000 years cycle, Europe split into Catholics versus Protestants.  Pisces does rule Europe, but perversely splits Europe when Pisces is powerful.

The Pisces and Aries elements were handed down to the USA by the British, and strongly contributed to the primary sign in the USA’s signature being Pisces and the involvement of Aries in the USA’s astrological signature produced its gun-toting culture as if the Wild West is a permanent feature in modern America.

It is commonly stated that Britain is better under female monarchs, and the three female monarchs touted along this line are the two Queen Elizabeth’s and Queen Victoria.  Queen Elizabeth I (1533 – 1603) was queen from 1558 until 1603 and this 45 year reign is allied mainly to the Taurus sub-age decan overflow (1552 – 1612) – which also aligns with the emergent Capricorn sub-age decan, with both periods situated in the Capricorn sub-age (1433 – 1612).  Taurus is again promoting England with the help of Capricorn.   Queen Victoria’s reign (1837 – 1901) coincided with the Cancer sub-age decan overflow (1851 – 1910) and the Sagittarius quasi sub-age (1772 – 1881) with both signs strongly supporting the UK. 


Her Majesty the Queen during her visit to HMS Ocean in Devonport to preside over a ceremony to rededicate the ship

The current Queen Elizabeth II (r.1952+ ) is the odd queen out, with the strongest age sub-period in the vicinity being Scorpio from the Scorpio sub-age decan and overflow  (1910 – 2029), a sign generally antithetical to the UK.  Probably the low point of her reign was the perceived shoddy treatment handed out to Princess Diana who naturally invoked the goddess Diana and this goddess’ relationship to Cancer – a key sign for the British people.  It is better that later historians  cast judgement upon her reign, but one thing with strong Scorpio association that has occurred during her reign, is the transformation of the formerly aloof Royal Family to a relatable family, especially following the marriages of Prince William and Prince Harry to normal people.  This may ultimately be seen to be a revolutionary step for the Royal Family taking into account its antecedents back to 1066AD?

Case Studies

War of the Roses (1455 – 1487) is believed to have its roots in the social and financial troubles following the bad outcome for England from the Hundred Years War with France.  Though some conflict occurred before 1455 and after 1487,[10] these 32 years is the length of a micro-age and overflow and the nominal beginning in 1455 occurred in the Scorpio micro-age (1448 – 1463) with its overflow (1463 – 1478).  Scorpio has already been identified as a very difficult sign for the UK due to the entrenched Taurean nature of British society. 

What may also be of relevance is that the War of the Roses occurred only a few decades inside the new Age of Aquarius (1433 – 3574) and despite the beginning of any period in macro-astrology representing its weakest time, it still usually makes a quick appearance, which catches everyone off guard, especially if the sign is Aquarius.  Aquarius will undermine Leo royalty and the Leo in England’s astrological signature. 

Also, a strange condition appears at the cusp of ages which raises astrological tensions in its sub-ages.  For example, 1433 at the very end of the Pisces age, and midpoint of the Pisces era (732 BC – 1433 AD – 3574), represents the penultimate expression of Pisces in the 26,000 year cycle of ages.  But 1433 is perversely the start of the Virgo sub-age decan (1433 – 1493) of the Capricorn sub-age (1433 – 1612).  With Virgo opposite Pisces, these diametrically opposed zodiacal energies play out as some kind of attempt at balancing out extreme energies found at age cusps through a grating process – like fingernails scratched across a blackboard.  Usually a whole sub-age would separate these sign conflicts.  Therefore the War of the Roses occurred under intense astrological conditions. And of course, Virgo is opposite the background sign of Pisces in England’s and the UK’s astrological signature.  

The conclusion to the War of Roses saw the House of Tudor the victor, under Henry VII, and the Tudors ruled England until the death of Queen Elizabeth in 1603 – almost as the end post of the Capricorn sub-age (1433 – 1612).

Commonwealth of England (1649 – 1660) under Oliver Cromwell (1599 – 1658) including the execution of King Charles I in 1649, goes completely against the grain of the British tradition against fanaticism.  The reign of Cromwell with his martial brilliance and religious fanaticism was as alien to England as it was effective.[11]


Oliver Cromwell

The first call for a such a small period is a micro-age with the Libra-Virgo micro-age (1642 – 1657) with both signs opposing Aries and Pisces that are supportive signs to the British Isles.  However, this micro-age sits directly in the path of the Capricorn sub-age overflow (1612 – 1791) and Capricorn sub-age decan overflow (1612 – 1672).  This invokes the polarizing Capricorn-Cancer dipole in Britain’s signature, though Cancer seems the dominant sign.  Interestingly, the arrival of the following Leo micro-age (1657 – 1672) quickly witnessed the restoration of the monarchy in 1660.  The Commonwealth of England is merely perceived as the Interregnum by monarchists.[12] 

However, the forensic evidence suggests that within the Libra-Virgo micro-age (1642 – 1657) resides the Capricorn micro-age decan and overflow (1647 – 1657) which played a major role as this relatively small Capricorn period as it resonated from all the Capricorn overflow influences from the preceding Capricorn sub-age (1433 – 1612) giving this small Capricorn micro-age decan and overflow a stature way above its nominal size and strength.  This period allegorically had a magnify glass held over it with the Capricorn light tightly focused like a laser beam on the years 1647 to 1657.

Conclusion

The purpose of this exploration of the UK’s astrological signature was for determining the astrological environment surrounding the UK’s entry into the European Union in 1973 and its supposed exit on 29 March 2019.  This Brexit analysis will hopefully be available soon, but I can reveal that with Scorpio, Gemini, Cancer and Aquarius key players in Brexit, that this is another intense and undermining period for the UK.  Furthermore, with Gemini and Aquarius extremely powerful for the rest of the 21st century, with both signs opposing the two core signs for the UK of Sagittarius and Leo, we should not expect the equivalent of a Sunday school picnic in the years ahead.

I do maintain an ad hoc database of countries with their supposed astrological signatures, and if I have the time, this article would be a chapter in a book, with a chapter for each of the most significant countries in the world.  Interestingly, before researching the above, I had included Aries, Gemini, Cancer and Leo as part of the UK’s signature, and also allowed the possibility of Taurus and Capricorn.  Gemini is no longer included, Taurus and Capricorn have been firmly entrenched, and Sagittarius has been added.  This demonstrates that there is no substitute for exacting and detailed research and analysis if any astrological clarity is to be obtained, in this case, the standard qualitative research that fostered the creation of astrology, and its evolution of the last two thousand years.

Each of the above ages, age-decan, sub-age and micro-ages overflow onto the following period of time equivalent to its own length. For example, the Cancer micro-age (2000 – 2015) overflows onto the period 2015 to 2029 and can be labelled the Cancer micro-age overflow.

Illustrations

Stonehenge
www.flickr.com/photos/garethwiscombe/1071477228/in/photostream/

Battle of Hastings as depicted by the Bayeux Tapestry Photo by
Myrabella

King Arthur by Charles Ernest Butler (1903)

Queen Boudica An engraving by William Sharp published in 1793, based on Boadicea Haranguing the Britons (called Boudicca, or Boadicea) by John Opie (died 1807). 

Queen Elizabeth II Derivative of File:Queen Elizabeth II March 2015 by Joel Rouse (MoD).jpg

Oliver Cromwell by Samuel Cooper based on a work of 1656

References


[1] Every age, age-decan, sub-age and so on ‘overflows’ upon the following period.  For example the Taurus age (5122 BC – 2916 BC) is followed by the Aries age (2916 BC – 732 BC), but the influence of the momentum from the Taurus age upon the Aries age is actually stronger than the influence from the emergent Aries age.  Therefore the Aries age and Taurus age overflow are the same period (2916 BC – 732 BC), and this can be expressed in another way.  The combined Taurus age overflow and Aries age can be called the Taurus-Aries age.  Based on the Age of Aquarius arriving in 1433 AD, the Age of Aquarius (1433 AD – 3574 AD) can be termed the Pisces-Aquarius age which better represents the situation in the age of Aquarius where Pisces is the more dominant sign, especially in the first half of the Age of Aquarius.  The combined Taurus age (5122 BC – 2916 BC) and Taurus Age overflow (2916 BC – 732 BC) can also be called the Taurus era (5122 BC – 2916 BC).

[2] Bronze Age Britain, Wikipedia, Retrieved 05:39, January 13, 2019, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bronze_Age_Britain&oldid=868580773

[3] Bronze Age Britain, Wikipedia, Retrieved 06:52, January 14, 2019, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bronze_Age_Britain&oldid=868580773

[4] King Arthur, Wikipedia, Retrieved 05:53, January 13, 2019, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=King_Arthur&oldid=874363614

[5] Oxford Royal Academy, https://www.oxford-royale.co.uk/articles/important-events-british-history-after-1500.html

[6] The Darkest Hour, Wikipedia, Retrieved 02:43, January 12, 2019, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Darkest_Hour&oldid=876471092

[7] H. P. Dickinson, “Walpole, Sir Robert,” in David Loades, editor, Readers Guide to British History (2003) 2:1338

[8] Margaret Thatcher, Wikipedia, Retrieved 06:02, January 13, 2019, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Margaret_Thatcher&oldid=877973665

[9] Rex E Bills, “The Rulership Book, Macoy Publishing, Virginia, 1976 p 144

[10] Wars of the Roses, Wikipedia, Retrieved 06:41, January 13, 2019, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wars_of_the_Roses&oldid=877295557

[11] https://www.oxford-royale.co.uk/articles/important-events-british-history-after-1500.html

[12] Commonwealth of England, Wikipedia, Retrieved 02:21, January 12, 2019, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Commonwealth_of_England&oldid=877757161