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APRIL 23

TIMING IS EVERYTHING

The adage that timing is everything isn’t reserved solely for comedy. It works just as effectively for tragedy - especially on the eve of an election. The killing of a French policeman and the wounding of two of his colleagues happened three days prior to the first round of the first French presidential vote. A timing that could be crucial.

The terrorist bombings on the Madrid rail network, on the 912th day after 911, swung the voters away from their US aligned Prime Minister. It handed the 2004 election to the opposition, who opposed the Iraq war. Yet the government was comfortably polling 5% ahead before the tragedy occurred.

The US Republicans didn’t make the same mistake. A coincidental video of Osama bin Laden, urging Americans not to re-elect George W Bush, surfaced in late October 2004. It effectively demolished John Kerry’s presidential dream. No surprise then that George W never did get around to capturing the Al Qaeda mastermind.

James Comey’s revelation that the FBI was considering re-opening the Clinton email probe was another timely intervention. And most Australians remember the ‘children overboard’ affair’, when PM John Howard, trailing in the polls, falsely claimed asylum seekers threw their own children into the sea. It put the navy offside but swung an election. So how about France?

DIVIDE AND CONQUER

A glance at the leading French candidates indicates this is one of the most open of all elections. Eleven candidates and four rated a chance of winning. If the old battle maxim ‘ divide and conquer’ applies to politics, then France is currently a very divided country.

The date of the final run off, May 7, falls exactly between Europe Day celebrated on May 5 and European Union Day of May 9. These dates are symbolic of peace, integration and co-operation in Europe.

European Union day was inspired a Frenchman, foreign minister Robert Schumann. On May 9 1950 the Schumann deal placed French and German steel and coal production under one higher authority. It was the original seedling of today’s European Union.

This strong amalgamation, with a common currency, matches the trading power and financial clout of the USA. But some of France’s presidential candidates are threatening to leave. One is Marine Le Pen – Donald Trump’s choice as the strongest candidate. His endorsement could be her biggest liability.

MARINE LE PEN

According to AstroDatabank, Marine Le Pen was born at 5 August 1968 at 11:20 am (CET) August 5 1968 in Neuilly sur Seine, France. This places her career orientated Midheaven in nationalistic Cancer. Combative Mars lies in the final degree of this sign and she also has a flamboyantly communicative Sun Mercury Leo conjunction posited in the ambitious tenth house.

Marine has spent much of her life in the public spotlight, initially as the daughter of Jean Le Pen, the founder of the far right National Front Party. Jean’s divisive policies ensured he never became president. Her practical Capricorn Moon compliments her tenth house focus and runs trine to a supportive seventh house Saturn in late Aries. She has worked to soften her party's public image.

IF HER TIME IS RIGHT - A PROMISING CHART

The first round of the French Presidential Election commences Sunday April 23. Providing there is no clear majority, a run-off election will take place on May 7. Assuming Le Pen’s birth time is correct, this time frame would place opportune Jupiter stationary and turning direct on her Libran Ascendant by June 10.

Le Pen will also benefit from transiting Saturn trine her natal Saturn and Uranus joining her birth Saturn. As she has an exact Venus Saturn trine in her birth chart, this double up indicates rapid changes around her alliances, personal and professional support. Venus is her Ascendant ruler and posited in her eleventh house of institutional support.

Back in August 2016, Marine progressed into her New Moon phase, favoring fresh enterprises that will shape her life direction for years into the future. Her Secondary Progressed New Moon occurred conjunct radical and right wing Uranus, emphasizing the independence of her political views, and encouraging a more radical approach.

FIRST FRENCH REPUBLIC CONNECTIONS

Le Pen's New Moon with Uranus formed a triple conjunction at 29 degrees of Virgo. This degree has an extremely powerful connection with the horoscope of the first French Republic.

The defining moment in the nation’s history came at 15.30 hours on September 21 1792. The Sun position of the First Republic is 29 degrees of Virgo. Le Pen’s New Moon resonates deeply with this revolutionary energy.

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It's also interesting that the man rated her main rival, odds on favourite Emmanuel Macron, was born December 21 1977 @ 10.40 am in Amiens, France. His Sun and Mercury - at 29 of Sagittarius - precisely square the Sun of France's First Republic.

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The other radical hard left candidate, Jean-Luc Mélenchon's, Ascendant and Saturn are conjunct the First Republic's Sun. He was born August 19 1951 @ 8 20 in Tanger, Morroco. A victory for any of these politicians, outside the mainstream parties, would bring radical change to the established French political system.

In February 2017 Le Pen’s progressed Sun moved into Libra. That sign change is crucial, coming so soon after her SP New Moon. Libra’s dual nature may indicate a need to conciliate or power sharing arrangements ahead.

Marine’s SP Midheaven (Naibod in RA) is approaching her natal Jupiter, although that is still another year off; and unfortunately regarding reliable prediction; is entirely dependent upon the accuracy of her birth time.

The Paris shooting comes at an opportune time for Le Pen’s policies of expelling foreign nationals on the watch list. The problem being that the perpetrator of the shooting, which occurred during a live televised election debate, was locally born, had recently spent twelve years in jail, bore a history of violent crime, had made recent threats to kill police and had previously shot at two officers way back in 2001.

That didn’t stop Islamic State, via their propaganda media outlets, from immediately issuing a statement that he was acting on their behalf. They wrongly claimed he came from Belgium and gave his name as Abu Yusuf al-Beljiki. It was actually Karim Cheurfi and he was not on France’s terror watchlist. But a handwritten note praising ISIL group was found near his body.

A WILD RIDE AHEAD

The shooting occurred as retrograde Jupiter was reaching Le Pen’s Libran Ascendant. It has the obvious potential to buoy her support. And – again assuming her birth time is correct – it has the potential to influence the outcome of the election.

For the immediate future, Mercury’s current retro motion and stationary conjunction with surprise packet Uranus, will promote a much more radical mood across the coming weeks. It suggests that someone outside the traditional parties must win.

The combination of high tech Uranus with media Mercury was uniquely represented by the hard left candidate - Jean-Luc Mélenchon - appearing in multiple areas as a hologram. You can hardly get more Uranian than that!

Le Pen's candidacy was announced on April 8 2016, appropriately with the Sun conjunct rebel rouser Uranus. Macron's new political party , En Marche' was formed two days before - again with the Sun and Uranus aligned. And Uranus is the most elevated planet in Melenchon's chart. What is always guaranteed with Uranus, is a wild ride ahead. More to come.

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Aries or Aries Rising: The New Moon of the 26th sets off a separate cycle, regarding resources, financial management and the more practical areas of your life. It's also a time when you can taste the benefits of initiatives begaun earlier in April when the expressive Sun was encouraging you in this direction.Keep in mind, this month the force is with you and it's your choice just how you utilise it. To look at your own personal chart, organise a personal and/or Skype consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top 

Taurus or Taurus Rising: The New Moon of the 26th falls in your home sign. This is always a positive sign regarding fresh projects and ambitious initiatives. If you're celebrating a birthday on, or beside this date, breaking new ground can be a year long incentive. The concentration of the Moon's emotional impetus with the Sun's powerful creativity suits giving birth to something important. To look at your own personal chart, organise a Skype and/or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top

Gemini or Gemini Rising: The New Moon of the 26th is throwing its revealing light again on hidden matters. It is suggesting that some things, situations or people are best dealt with in close confidence. Reminding you that sometimes it is wiser holding back on something first off, rather than give the game away to early in the play. You work well behind the scenes and by doing your preparatory work first. A time to let the seed germinate at its own pace. To look at your own personal chart, organise a Skype and or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top

Cancer or Cancer Rising: The New Moon of the 26th works well for renewing old friendships or finding yourself in a more supportive group or communal environment. This is highly beneficial for the late June birthdays who pick up well on the collective energy. You may also strike up some new and potentially important friendships here or join up with a common interest oprganisation that plays an integral role in your future. To look at your own personal chart, organise a phone or Skype consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top

Leo or Leo Rising: The New Moon of the 26th also illuminates your house of status, recognition and achievement. Somehow it is putting you more 'out there' and in charge, and can also coincide with a period where your attention is taken away from home or familiar surrounds. The next few weeks holds the potential to open up new career opportunities or mark a turning point in your professional profile. To look at your own personal chart, organise a phone or Skype consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top

Virgo or Virgo Rising: The New Moon of the 26th can synch with benefits from afar. It can also coincide with successful achievements or allow a celebratory conclusion to something for you. This lunar phase suits attending to legal affairs and initiaiting travel plans. You also see the benefits of facing and working past a fear here. It's putting you on a new pedestal of knowledge and self-understanding. To look at your own personal chart, organise a phone or Skype consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top

Libra or Libra Rising: The New Moon of the 28th again returns focus on areas concerned with your deeper attachments, bonding and shared values and possessions. A time where you are more vulnerable to the actions, emotions and financial fluctuations of others. It cuts both ways. Legacies and windfalls can also be in the mix and bargains come along the lines of 'one person's meat is another person's poison'. To look at your own personal chart, organise a phone or Skype consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top

Scorpio or Scorpio Rising: The New Moon of the 26th further enhances the relationship axis of your chart. It is bringing you from the subjective into the objective. What is important from this point is how well you're connecting with those around you. The final week of April is bringing you into the most important time of the year where those around you are concerned. New relationships formed, or agreements forged at this time hold a greater relevance for you. To look at your own personal chart, organise a phone or Skype consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top

Sagittarius or Sagittarius Rising: The New Moon of the 26th provides incentive for introducing transformation into the most repetitious and regular areas of your day to day life. Those areas where habitual behavior has become so ingrained that it passes without notice. We can walk trance like through some areas of our life, locked into the automatic. But by the end of April you're becoming conscious of where and why this is happening and your awareness becomes the mechanism of lasting and refreshing change. To look at your own personal chart, organise a phone or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details.  Top

Capricorn or Capricorn Rising: The New Moon of the 26th is empowering the most innovative self growth area of your solar chart. It's a time when your creative inspiration and latent talent shines forth. There's no method required. The advice is simply be yourself, follow your joy and live the moment. This can also be a wonderfully romantic time for Capricorn, but moreseo if you're naturally inclined to follow your heart. Look at your own future prospects astrologically for the years ahead, organize a phone or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin Click here for details. Top

Aquarius or Aquarius Rising: The New Moon of the 26th is spotlighting the foundational areas of your life. That's the people, places and situations that ground you – including your emotional support networks. Attending to matters of personal security, living conditions, and family may bring lasting benefits. The final week can find you improving your home base. If you were mulling a move, you may find the right location and this also suits family planning. To look at your own future prospects astrologically for 2017 -2017 , organise a phone or personal consultation with Ed. Click here for details. Top

Pisces or Pisces Rising: The New Moon of the 26th supports your social networking, along with educational workshops and intermediate travel. It's about finding answers and associates within your own locale. Neighbours may grow in importance as can dealing with your peers or siblings. Overall a supportive time with special benefits for birthdays in late February. Put your ideas out there as people can be picking up on your blog. To look at your own personal horoscope, organise a phone or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin click here for details. Top

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