First things first. You want to know who the Australian Prime Minister will be in 2014. Answer – it will be the person who is most committed to making Australia a republic in July 2014, breaking with HM the Queen and opening up either a referendum or some other channel to change, in July 2014.
As I write this, Tony Abbott is a confirmed Monarchist. Kevin Rudd is a firm Republican. Malcolm Turnbull, in the Liberal party with Mr Abbott, led the campaign to unseat the Queen back in 1999. So there are some clues, right there. And let’s not forget Tony Abbott’s Deputy, the Republican Julie Bishop. Image Wikimedia Commons
The Australian horoscope reveals the biggest opportunity in 12 years for a break with the Queen in July 2014. So the top job will (by that stage) be firmly in the hands of a top republican. And unless Tony Abbott radically alters his politics, by that stage, it won’t be him.
At the very least, even if Mr Abbott is the Australian Prime Minister in July 2014, as a passionate monarchist, he will meet the most intense push for a republic since…the last time it happened. The last time Australia voted for a republic, Mercury was retrograde. The decision was never going to last forever. If there is a vote for a republic in the middle of 2014, a break with the Queen may well take place.
How do Astrologers Predict Elections Anyway?
Every time there’s an election, the media turns to astrologers to peer into the future. But how is it done? The first place to start is with the Australian chart, set for the date, time and place that the constitution was fixed. Contrary to popular opinion, 26th January is not the nation’s birthday. It’s actually 7th February 1788 (Data: University of Wollongong). You can click on this chart below to enlarge it. Australia has an Aries rising sign, an Aquarian sun sign and also an Aquarian moon sign.
She’s energetic and tribal – from her cricket teams to her Aboriginal rock bands. And if you want to know why I’m predicting the chance for a republic, just look at Uranus in Cancer in her Fourth House. Jupiter will cross that point in July 2014. In astrology Uranus rules revolution. Jupiter rules opportunity. Cancer rules mothers. The fourth house rules the homeland. Halfway through 2014 (I am writing this almost twelve months ahead, in July 2013) Australia will have the biggest and best opportunity for a revolution against the mother country and the homeland – Britain – in decades.
How to Predict an Election Winner
In order to predict an election result, astrologers use the horoscopes of the Prime Minister, the leader of the opposition and the astrological chart of the nation itself. Then, they look at the date of the election – which in the case of June/July 2013 is clearly as woolly as Julia Gillard’s knitted kangaroo.
Nothing is simple in 2013. The current PM, Kevin Rudd, has been sworn in by the Governor-General on Mercury Retrograde, Although we now have a birth time for Tony Abbott as well as Wikileaks’ Julian Assange (who will be crucial to the outcome) we don’t have one for Greens leader Christine Milne, Julie Bishop or her fellow Liberal player Malcolm Turnbull.
What Mercury Retrograde Does to Elections
Despite the lack of data, though, what can be predicted is the chaos we all have to look forward to until 4th August! That’s what Mercury Retrograde does to elections. Be particularly wary around the New Moon week, from Monday 8th to Sunday 14th July. That’s one of the flakiest periods of the year. It’s so easy to be fooled by the press releases, press conferences and ‘news’ then. It’s so easy for paperwork to be more like paper jelly.
Time and again, Mercury Retrograde fools people into thinking everything is moving forwards when in actual fact it’s going full tilt backwards. July is first draft not final draft. It’s a dress rehearsal not the show. Be really wary.
The mad Mercury Retrograde cycle began on 10th June, in its shadow phase, just as the Ruddmentum began to build. What does Mercury Retrograde do? Well, put it this way. Nothing is what it seems.
Gough Whitlam and Julia Gillard – Mercury Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde was in full swing when Julia Gillard was elected. And it was there when Gough Whitlam was dismissed. Mercury is the Messenger of the Gods. Whenever he is retrograde, or apparently moving backwards in the heavens, life goes backwards too. Nothing sticks. Especially in politics. Gough Whitlam was elected on Mercury Retrograde on December 2nd 1972. Another election followed 17 months later. He was eventually dismissed by the Governor-General on November 11th, 1975. Julia Gillard was elected on Mercury Retrograde on 21st August 2010. It was not until 14th September that she actually became Prime Minister. She left in June 2013 on another Mercury Retrograde cycle.
It can take years, but if you sign or commit on Mercury Retrograde, nothing may ever really gel or stick, once a deed is done. It can feel like unset concrete. And eventually the foundations either change or collapse.
The UK tried to elect a Prime Minister on 6th May 2010 while Mercury was on the slide. The result? A hung parliament. The most dramatic Mercury Retrograde election of all happened on 7th November 2000 between George W.Bush and Al Gore. The result had to be decided in the US Supreme Court. Even today, it’s still disputed by historians.
Mercury Retrograde elections or appointments are never normal. This includes the appointment of PM Kevin Rudd. He was sworn in on Mercury Retrograde. As an astrologer, I had an instant face-palm moment and that has nothing to do with my politics and everything to do with my wariness of seeing Mercury zig-zag.
What started The Spill? A petition. It was dreamed up when Mercury was staggering through the skies. What happened to that petition? Nothing. That’s a classic manifestation of this transit. Politicians switching loyalties? Another classic sign. Mercury rules the mind. When Mercury is retrograde, people change their minds. Sometimes it can unseat a Prime Minister.
It’s All In The Timing
As I wrote this article, on 26th June, hours after the Rudd-Gillard spill, the media was already looking at the chance of a constitutional crisis. The prospect of Tony Abbott as a caretaker Prime Minister was just one possibility.
Classic Mercury Retrograde stuff.
Mr Abbott has denied that he will mount a vote of no confidence in Labor, which removes one possible Mercury Retrograde problem during July. But it’s only one.
The jury is still out on our future while Mercury Retrograde dominates Australian politics. Words will not stick. Paperwork will not hold. There will be retractions, rescheduling and everything else that is ‘re’ and can add to a lack of stability in the country, coming from Canberra.
What astrology can predict -
*If an election date is set in stone now, it will be set in jelly.
*Any politician playing a numbers game will find it fails to add up.
*Politicians will change their minds, all the time – even more than usual.
*Press conferences and press releases will not be worth the soundbites.
*Nobody should set their briefcase down for too long in any corridor of power.
*Computers, the media or transport problems will affect Canberra too.
*Advertising may be pulled. Paper may be pulped.
*Kevin Rudd was sworn in as PM on the same cycle that Julia Gillard and Gough Whitlam won power.
What About You?
In your own life during July, you can count on Mercury Retrograde to provide unusually dramatic rescheduling, retractions, recalls, recounts and refunds – in fact, anything with a ‘re’ in front of it dominates. The golden rule in this cycle is to read the fine print, allow for reversals or delays and always have Plan B. Something which our pollies in Canberra should do too, although very few of them can really use astrology – or they simply would not have called a Spill on Mercury Retrograde, nor attempted to sign in a new Prime Minister.
Treat July with caution as ‘facts’ are more like fluff. What is signed may not stick. What is in motion is very likely to go backwards and forwards and that includes binding promises – the kind that decide leadership.
Mercury Retrograde always coincides with ‘hanging’ situations and suspension. It’s like a crane dangling in mid-air. A cartoon animal running off the edge off a cliff and staying there. That is what we are now dealing with in Australia, from here through 4th August.
Two more key points. Julian Assange is yet to come into his own and one Wikileak could sink any political boat. It is also true that the Greens removed their support from Labor during Mercury Retrograde earlier in 2013. It is extremely unlikely that this decision will stick, as I wrote in an article comparing this election to a pizza, at the start of the year!
If you’re flummoxed by Australian politicans, though, that’s nothing compared to the way they will be flummoxed by you, the voter. The swinging electorate is going to swing like nothing in recent memory during this mad Mercury election, as not only politicians, but the public, will also make decisions backwards, forwards and backwards. Polls? Schmolls.
Yes, as I wrote on this website some months ago – Australian politics is still a pizza.
Australia, 7th February 1788 at 11.00am in Sydney Cove, Australia.
Source: University of Wollongong.
Julian Assange, 3rd July 1971 at 3.00pm in Townsville, Australia. Source: Solar Fire
Julia Gillard, 29th September 1961 at 12.00pm in Barry, Wales. Source: Solar Fire.
Kevin Rudd, 21st September 1957 at 12.07pm in Nambour, Australia. Source: Solar Fire.
Tony Abbott, 4th November 1957 at 11.52pm in London, England. Source: Solar Fire.
Jessica Adams Copyright 2013. First posted June 26th – updated September 5th 2013.