Fate, Fortune, Astrology and Brexit


The vote for a Brexit in June 2016 is strangely fated. Regular visitors to this website will know it’s old news that astrology has been predicting this since July 2015.

What is really interesting about the vote for Leave is that it triggers all the horoscopes connected with the old United Kingdom. And beyond that – it triggers the personal charts of millions who are voting. And that might just be you!

Rare Patterns at 16 Degrees and a Brexit

The historic arrival of Pluto at 16 Capricorn, Jupiter at 16 Virgo, the True North Node at 16 Virgo and True South Node at 16 Pisces will not happen again in your lifetime.

This 16-degree pile-up triggers the birth charts of the three major players – the United Kingdom itself, the Brexit leader Boris Johnson and the Remain leader David Cameron. They all have patterns at 16 degrees.  Even NATO has a pattern here. Pluto is at 16 Leo in the chart set for 24th August 1949 at 11.42 EDT in Washington D.C. This goes beyond a British bid for freedom.

Scotland has Saturn at 16 degrees of Capricorn (16th March 0842 chart in Edinburgh). This is an historic vote so it pays to look at the patterns of history (and ancient charts for the players involved).  The coronation of William the Conqueror on 25th December 1066 in London shows Saturn at 16 Virgo and Mercury at 16 Capricorn. That is an extraordinary line-up with the patterns on referendum day – Pluto 16 Capricorn, Jupiter 16 Virgo, True North Node 16 Virgo, True South Node 16 Pisces.

We don’t have AA birth times (confirmed birth times, according to the Lois Rodden rating system) so I am not going to use the angles for David Cameron and Boris Johnson, but we can still see an incredible story from the planets and asteroids in their charts.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - APRIL 16: Mayor of London Boris Johnson delivers a speech at a 'Vote Leave' rally at the Centre for Life on April 16, 2016 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Boris Johnson is taking part in a 48 hour 'Brexit Blitz' of campaigning in Northern England. Britain will vote either to leave or remain in the EU in a referendum on June 23. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

The Labour Party and the Brexit – Part of a Fated Pattern

The Labour Party was ‘born’ on 27th February 1900 at 12.00 GMT in London, and the chart shows Venus at 16 Aries, the North Node at 16 Sagittarius and the South Node at 16 Gemini. Most commentators are talking about a Tory split (war between Johnson and Cameron for leadership, following a Brexit). The astrology says, this is missing the point. The actual drama of referendum day revolves around Labour and its leadership.

This is so fated for Labour that it even shows up in the second chart we have for her, set for 12th February 1906 at 12.00 GMT in Westminster. That horoscope also shows Mercury at 16 Aquarius.


The London Horoscope

London has a horoscope too. It shows the North Node at 16 Capricorn and South Node at 16 Cancer. This chart comes from Alfred Pearce’s Textbook of Astrology, set for the beginning of the building of London Bridge in 1824. Once again, the 16 degree line-up on referendum day hits a key British chart precisely.

What I also find fascinating about astrology and Brexit is that my friend and colleague, the traditional astrologer Sharon Knight, also joined me in predicting independence – using a technique so old that it was used to forecast the Great Fire of London in 1666 by royal astrologer William Lilly.

The woodcut used to show his prediction is below. I use modern astrology, including 21st century discoveries like Salacia, the partner of Neptune. Yet – Sharon and I both see the same outcome. Sometimes, as an astrologer, you do hear fate knocking very loudly on the door.

Lilly's prediction of The Great Fire of London.
Lilly’s prediction of The Great Fire of London.


Brexit and Scexit Predictions to Date

I made my original prediction about a Brexit here and the departure of Scotland too –  a Scottish exit, second time lucky. (As astrology forecast some time ago, the first referendum on independence failed to deliver – yet there would be a second chance).

Now, what about those 16 degree patterns in June 2016?


The United Kingdom – It’s All About The Group

The United Kingdom was ‘born’ on January 1st 1801 at 00.00am in Westminster. She came into the world with Venus at 16 Aquarius conjunct Hygiea at 16 Aquarius. This is about her relationship with the European Union. With the United Nations. With Nato. And of course, with the other countries in the Kingdom itself – particularly Scotland. These are all Aquarian groups.

16 Degree Patterns
Transiting Pluto at 16 Capricorn semi-sextiles the nation’s Venus-Hygiea conjunction at 16 Aquarius. Transiting True North Node at 16 Virgo quincunxes it. Transiting Jupiter at 16 Virgo quincunxes it.

Prime Minister David Cameron – It’s All About The Money
The focus in the Prime Minister’s chart at 16 degrees is on the signs of Taurus and Scorpio. His business interests. His salary. His residence (10 Downing Street). His values. What he will – or will not – sell out for. He has the Nodes here. This is past-life stuff. His karmic debts/credits are here.




16 Degree Patterns and David Cameron

Transiting Pluto at 16 Capricorn trine his True North Node at 16 Taurus and sextile the True South Node at 16 Scorpio. Transiting True North Node at 16 Virgo trine his True North Node at 16 Taurus and sextile his True South Node at 16 Scorpio. Transiting Jupiter at 16 Virgo sextile his True North Node at 16 Taurus and trine his True South Node at 16 Scorpio.


Boris Johnson – It’s All About The Media

Gemini rules newspaper and multimedia companies and of course Boris Johnson has long been the TV Mayor of London (triumphing at the Olympics). He is also a journalist and author. Crucially, Gemini rules the newspapers who support both Boris and a Brexit on the day.

16 Degree Patterns and Boris Johnson
Transiting Pluto at 16 Capricorn quincunx his Hygiea at 16 Gemini. Transiting Jupiter at 16 Virgo squares his Hygiea at 16 Gemini.


Boris Johnson, Gemini, in GQ Magazine.
Boris Johnson, Gemini, in GQ Magazine.


Other Aspects to Watch in June 2016

Boris Johnson has a Grand Trine in June – with the transiting South Node at 15 Pisces, natal Neptune at 15 Scorpio and natal Fortuna at 15 Cancer. This is the most striking aspect of all. It’s closely followed by Jupiter trine Jupiter.

11 Degree Patterns
Transiting Neptune at 11 Pisces is opposite his Pluto at 11 Virgo. Transiting Saturn at 11 Sagittarius will square his Pluto at 11 Virgo.

14 Degree Patterns
Transiting Jupiter at 14 Virgo quincunxes his Psyche at 14 Aquarius. Transiting Jupiter at 14 Virgo opposes his Vesta at 14 Pisces. Transiting Jupiter at 14 Virgo squares his Cupido at 14 Gemini.

15 Degree Patterns
Transiting Jupiter at 15 Virgo sextiles his Neptune at 15 Scorpio and trines his Fortuna at 15 Cancer. Transiting Jupiter at 15 Virgo will trine his natal Jupiter at 15 Taurus.

Transiting True North Node at 15 Virgo sextiles his Neptune at 15 Scorpio and sextiles his Fortuna at 15 Cancer, and also trines his natal Jupiter at 15 Taurus. Transiting True South Node at 15 Pisces trines his Neptune at 15 Scorpio and trines his Fortuna at 15 Cancer (Grand Trine).

16 Degree Patterns
Transiting Pluto at 16 Capricorn quincunx his Hygiea at 16 Gemini. Transiting Jupiter at 16 Virgo squares his Hygiea at 16 Gemini.

18 Degree Patterns
Transiting True North Node at 18 Virgo quincunx his Bacchus at 18 Aries and transiting True South Node at 18 Pisces semi-sextile his Bacchus at 18 Aries. Transiting True North Node at 18 Virgo opposite his Chiron at 18 Pisces and transiting True South Node at 18 Pisces conjunct his Chiron at 18 Pisces.

Prime Minister David Cameron
The most unusual pattern here is Chiron at 24 Pisces conjunct the Prime Minister’s Saturn at 24 Pisces.|

15 Degree Patterns
Transiting Jupiter at 15 Virgo semi-sextile his Sun at 15 Libra. Transiting True North Node at 15 Virgo semi-sextile his Sun at 15 Libra and transiting True South Node at 15 Pisces quincunx his Sun at 15 Libra.

24 Degree Patterns
Transiting Chiron at 24 Pisces conjunct his natal Saturn at 24 Pisces.
Transiting Uranus at 24 Aries semi-sextile his Saturn at 24 Pisces.
Transiting Mars is at 24 Scorpio for five consecutive days, from 14th to 18th June, trine his Saturn at 24 Pisces.
Click on the Charts to Enlarge
Thanks to Nick Campion for his indispensable classic, The Book of World Horoscopes, for all country and historic data used here.  Solar Fire and Astrodienst are the sources for personal data. The following charts include all the horoscope factors of modern astrology and use the Natural House system. Click to enlarge to see how 16 degree patterns are triggered in all three – for the nation, Boris Johnson and David Cameron.


The United Kingdom horsocope.
The United Kingdom horoscope.


The Boris Johnson horoscope - a lucky natal chart.
The Boris Johnson horoscope – a lucky natal chart.


The David Cameron horoscope - his natal chart is strongly Capricorn.
The David Cameron horoscope – his natal chart is strongly Capricorn.


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Hi Jessica

How fascinating – yet another brilliant article. I looked at my birth chart again and see I have South node 16 Aries, North node 16 Libra, and Ceres 16 Scorpio. As a Capricorn I’m interested in how this will play out career wise – no surprises there! Or, if my focus is blinding me somewhat, what am I missing?

BTW – I’ve taken away my Neptune (?) lessons of more self control / will power.

Look forward to your insight.

All the best.

What exactly do you mean by strangely fated?

Just for the record …so to speak.
It’s going to be revolutionary which ever way we vote.
Either way will create radical change
It’s how we handle and move on from it that counts.

Thank you Jessica for taking the time and trouble for the above. A lot of work went into your resesrch



Hi Jessica, interestingly I just checked my print out of polling day at 6pm (close of polling) the MC is at 16 Virgo 0 conjunct Jupiter.

Amazingly accurate, Jessica. I read your articles on Brexit in the past days and was thrilled to discover it all came true, even down to the belief in a Remain vote and the sudden surprise when the Leave-votes came in. Hopefully we, here in Denmark, will have the same opportunity to choose soon.

Hi Jessica, I’ve been reading your site regularly lately, and find your Brexit commentary fascinating. Watching the fallout now — what are your thoughts on the actual vote and aftermath? More personally, I relate somewhat to Brexit, though I am based in the US. I was born on Jan 1, 1972 and have most planets between 10-16 degrees, with Virgo rising. I’ve been in a new region since Summer 2015, in a group, start-up, Internet-based job with very little income since Fall 2015, and a divorce finalized during Mars Retro when I thought we were in fact reconnecting. What’s going… Read more »

Dear Jessica, I find your Astrological work astonishing and enlightening. You must be one of the few people not to be shocked by our exit from Europe. The voting turn-out in my small country town was astounding. Never seen anything quite like it. I will make a point of regularly reading what I call your Astrological road maps to keep one step ahead. Brilliant!

Hi Jessica, Congratulations for the accuracy of your predictions. I guess that bookmakers and politicians should have readen your blog ! My question is : Do you think that British leaders will respect June 23rd vote, or that they will manage (or at least try) to maintain UK (or at least, England and Wales) in subordination vis a vis the EU ? Or will they be able to negociate successfully the clauses of Brexit with the EU ? The question might be odd, but French people are used to this kind of manipulation or EU blackmail, and unfortunately I guess… Read more »
Dear Jessica, It was fascinating to read this and then re-read it after the referendum. Britain is well and truly shocked with the outcome, even the Leave side! It has been written that we will regret this decision, especially in 7 years time. I have to ask does Britain have a bright future? Can we still remain on good terms with our European friends? Even though I truly believe that the EU desperately needs a wake up call I am very disheartened by the divisions it has caused within the UK (and now looks set to break it up entirely)… Read more »

I am a new member. My congratulations to you for the amazing BREXIT call.

Hi Jessica,

Amazing how accurate your predictions always are. I’m curious to know what this means for people who live in Europe but work project-based in The UK. Especially for people in the creative industry, will they get hired less? Thanks!

I’m relatively new to astrology ( 3 years) and my interested is in mundane. Your work excels. As a reluctant Brit, I am heartened to read that you think the anger and hatred spewing out towards foreigners will ease when Mars leaves Sag. My daughters are half English and I’ve feared for their emotional health ( even though they are grown up). I’ve felt nauseous since the result, not because of the result per se but because of the nationalist and racist outpouring which I believe has been covert for so long. True colours but then I have a sensitive… Read more »

Congratulations again on calling Brexit. And also for pointing out the split in Labour is the more interesting reaction of the day? Will Corbyn stay or go? As for your Scotland independence call, what type of independence , in the EU or out of the EU? Thanking you again for mundane thoughts!

Hi Jessica. I only read this article now and really am struck by your prediction on labours leadership crisis. No one in the public saw this coming. Very good analysis on the astrological aspects. I am however in a situation regarding my brother who has ill fated destiny so far in every aspect of his life. I wonder if there’s anyway I can get a personal reading for him that is very detailed and answers specific questions? Let me know if there’s an email address that I can send through his natal chart and book a reading with yourself? Thanks

Are you saying that Scotland and London will seek independence and achieve it? Does this mean they will join or stay in the Eu? What about Northern Ireland? What about the England and wales (uk)

Jessica any thoughts as to who will lead the uk forward as prime minister please ? I’m really concerned about Teresa may as she was a remain candidate and I think this maybe the old school trying to take the teeth out of the change the British people voted for !

Jessica thank ou so much for your response!
You might be interested to know that boris Johnson as come out as a supporter of Andrea leadsoms attempt to be the new pm
Watch this space!
Love your sites and really think you gave this astrology thing nailed !
Regards Shirley

Hi Jessica – Read that the UK gov’t has decided against 2nd referendum. Good that is settled.
Would be grateful if you can look at Oct 2, 2016 the day when Austria will have their re-run on Austrian presidential elections as the one that took place recently had some counting errors. Hungary too goes to the votes on the same day asking their citizens if they approve migrants entering their country. Big day for Europe, Oct 2, 2016.

Hi Jessica – various groups seem to be conspiring to try and stop Brexit. Do you still see it going ahead or will it be watered down or stopped entirely?


Hi Jessica

Could you please comment on the astrology behind yesterday’s High Court decision that triggering Article 50 required Parliament to vote? There is talk of constitutional crisis and snap elections. Did I read a prediction from you that we would be out by Nov 2017 or did I imagine it? It did seem a bit soon but then the rate of change and everything that’s happening is gobsmacking!


Hi Jessica I am a premium member and keen to know what you predict for interest rates for savers and the housing market?

Hi Jessica,
Wow, this is interesting! I have Moon, Uranus and Cancer all at 16 degrees in Virgo, and Jupiter 16 degrees in Cancer. I’m wondering if this means anything for me? Thanks!

Hi Jessica! What a fascinating piece! I was just wondering, do you think there is any relevance to the charts of voters? For instance risk takers vs risk averse people? Obviously the charts of all voters would be a little tricky to obtain but if it were at all possible to gage an overall trend however tenuous, it’s now February 2017 and I find the resistance by many remain voters very interesting and I wonder if there’s a personality type, a fear of change which many have in common? Conversely with leave voters, perhaps they are more curious to take… Read more »
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