Presidential elections in France 2017 and 0º Libra – How far “right” will France go?
Published: April 23, 2017 I Author: Smiljana Gavrančić
This article I wrote in early january. It was published by the Astrological Jorunal (The Astrological Association of Great Britain) in its March/April issue 2017 and republished by www.astro.com
The year behind us, 2016, will be remembered by Donald Trump “unexpectedly” winning presidential elections in United States. At the same time, his winning was a tailwind for National Front leader – ultra right, nationalist political party led by Marine Le Pen.
For the spring issue of “The Astrological Journal“ 2016 I wrote the text about France (and Paris as its capital) “being sensitive” to 21º Aquarius and I ended that text with the remark that on February 11, 2017 there will be a lunar eclipse at 22º Leo and France will be “called out”, in the year of presidential elections. The first round of presidential elections will be held on April 23, and the second on May 7.
Article about why I link France with 21º Aquarius you can read here: Paris and 21º Aquarius
Article about why I link France with 21º Aquarius you can read here: Paris and 21º Aquarius
Marine Le Pen
In the horoscope of the First French Republic there is Uranus at 22º Leo in 10th house (rule, country’s reputation) opposing Pluto at 21º Aquarius (degree I associated with Paris). Pluto rules Ascendant in Scorpio. Quite certainly the lunar eclipse of February 11, 2017 will touch the fixed T-square from the horoscope of the First French Republic where Mars at 29º Scorpio is the central planet, and everything revolves around it. February eclipse happens immediately before elections and it is a strong indicator of big and radical change in the country. Uranus is the ruler of the Moon at 11º Aquarius, which is depiction of woman revolutionary, while Mars from 29° Scorpio “lives” inside Pluto, so this is also depiction of the long awaited action...
In that moment secondary Moon of the First French Republic will be at 0º Taurus 57’, in conjunction with retrograde secondary Mercury (votes) at 0º Taurus 11’, and all that conjunct Saturn (conservative) at 0º Taurus 37’ in 6th house (working class, lower class in the country). In the meantime, before the first round of voting, secondary Mercury will make a turn and become direct, which will ease the voting – this is depiction of French election body that will change its mind at the last moment and vote. Saturn rules 4th house and speaks of opposition in the country (which Marine Le Pen is), and also of the countryside. This is a mild indication that people (Moon) of France may be more inclined towards conservatives at the elections, and that votes from the countryside will be crucial — votes of working class, lower class of society. The very 0º is also the indication of great changes and new beginning!
If we now take a look at the horoscope of Marine Le Pen, we see Ascendant in Libra, and the ruler Venus at 25º Leo. Venus is also the ruler of her prenatal eclipse at 23º Libra 20’ (North Node of Fifth French Republic is at 22º Libra 20'), which was lunar (something we did not finish in the previous life) – April 13, 1968. So, February eclipse at 22º Leo will touch her Venus and open an important period for this woman. Through disposition (Sun at 13° Leo), her Venus goes to angular 10th house (reputation) where Mercury is positioned together with Mars at 29º Cancer (which makes a trine with Mars at 29º Scorpio from the horoscope of the First French Republic). In the moment of elections, secondary Fortune of Marine Le Pen will be exactly at 29º Scorpio! In the moment of eclipse her Sun will be at 29º Virgo 59’, which is a very strong indication of change. Only days after the eclipse, on February 18, 2017 her progressive Sun will be at 0º Libra 00’ and in conjunction with IC of the Fifth French Republic (present Republic), and that will activate MC of this country at 0º Aries! This is more than indication of Marine getting more and more importance in the country! The last degree of Virgo might be more than important for Marine, since her first postnatal eclipse was a solar one (new beginning) at 29º Virgo 30’ (September 22, 1968). Here I must add that in the moment when the Treaty of Rome came into force (January 1, 1958, midnight, Brussels), establishing the forerunner of today’s European Union – Ascendant was at 29º Virgo! Creators were Italy, France, Germany, Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium. The last degree then being the “signal” of possible failure of that creation?! Shall Marine Le Pen “pull the strings” and bring EU into question? In the moment of the first round of presidential elections in France on April 23, secondary Moon of the First French Republic will be at 3º Taurus 36’ in conjunction with MC of European Union. All this announces that some woman from France may be of high importance for the reputation of EU! I want to add again, Uranus at 22º Leo from the chart of the First French Republic carries within Moon at 11º Aquarius, and also Pluto at 22º Aquarius. Otherwise, it is common knowledge that Moon is exalted at 3º Taurus, and that is depiction of the woman with a family, woman that is a mother — Marine Le Pen is mother of three!
Big change in France is announced by the fact that MC of the existing Fifth Republic comes to 0º Gemini 22’ (second round of elections was selected as the date, May 7, for then the actual winner would be known). At the same time, progressive Sun of Marine Le Pen at 0º Libra will touch the IC/MC axis of the Fifth French Republic (0º Libra/0º Aries), but will also make a trine with secondary MC at 0º Gemini (which is in sextile with natal MC at 0º Aries). Second, and maybe the most important indicator from the point of view of my research work – “sensitive degrees” – is the position of secondary Moon (woman, people in the country) of the Fifth French Republic at the moment of the second round of elections. It is 21º Leo 01’, that will activate 21º Aquarius (degree I associate with the France), and Pluto (big change) from the chart of the First French Republic! I want to emphasize again, Pluton carries Mars at 29º Scorpio, the central planet of the fixed T-square in the chart of the First French Republic, that makes the trine with the natal Mars of Marine Le Pen at 29º Cancer in her 10th house. The last degree of Scorpio may be more than important, since on the day of the second round of elections (May 7, 2017, 07:00 am, Paris) the Ascendant will be exactly at 29º Taurus, also indicating the change, and here is the star cluster Pleiades, known also as “Weeping Sisters” – Marine Le Pen is the youngest daughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen (who has three daughters), the founder of National Front, now led by Marine! National Front was founded on October 5, 1972, with the Venus (ruler of MC) at 0º Virgo, the spot now occupied by progressive Mars of Marine Le Pen, and the place where transit North Node will be at the moment of elections (all in trine with Saturn – conservative, at 0º Taurus in the chart of the First French Republic)! In the moment of elections second round, secondary Venus of the National Front will be at 23º Libra 14’ (at Mercury, the ruler of Venus at 0º Virgo in the chart of this party), which is the spot of prenatal eclipse of Marine Le Pen, while the secondary Moon of the National Front at 29º Aries 30’ will be getting ready to touch 0º Taurus and announce the big change – it will touch Saturn (conservative) at 0º Taurus in the 6th house (lower class in the country) in the chart of the First French Republic, as well as secondary Mercury (voters) at 0º Taurus.
Finally, what I have found interesting is the following — current solar return of the First French Republic (September 26, 2016) has the Moon at 13º Leo 21’, in strong conjunction with the Sun of Marine Le Pen at 13º Leo 02’! Isn’t this a strong indication that this woman might mark this solar year?! At the moment of the second round of elections, Jupiter will be retrograde (14º Libra 50’), and it will be at the Ascendant of Marine Le Pen (15º Libra 29’). Her natal Jupiter is at 9º Virgo, it was touched by the solar eclipse from September 1, 2016, and it will be touched again by the second eclipse of February 26, 2017 at 8º Pisces. Mercury at 10º Leo 46' from the chart of Marine Le Pen (as the dispositor of Jupiter) makes sextile with her Ascendant, so the transit of Jupiter across her Ascendant at the moment of elections will surely help her. Also, only four days before the second round of elections, on May 3, 2017 there will be conjunction of transit Uranus and her natal Saturn at 25º Aries 33’, which is the key planet in her Yod with Uranus at 26º Virgo and Neptune at 23º Scorpio. But, there is also the trine of Venus at 25º Leo (the ruler of her Ascendant and her prenatal eclipse) and Saturn. All this is the sign of big changes coming to this woman.
Francois Fillon – another candidate of the right wing
Another candidate of the right wing that surveys put a lot of hope into is Fillon, the former prime minister in Sarkozy’s government. His horoscope also gives “signals” at the first glance. He is also Libra (11º Libra 46’), just as Marine Le Pen, and the transit of Jupiter across Ascendant at the moment of elections will surely help him (since he has Jupiter trine Ascendant in his natal chart). But, Marine Le Pen has a stronger conjunction of transit Jupiter with Ascendant at the moment of elections. Lunar eclipse from February 11 at 22º Leo moves his Pluto (which is in conjunction with the Venus of Marine Le Pen), but Pluto rules his 3rd house, while with Marine Le Pen Venus rules her Ascendant, certainly more important house in the chart (angular house).
Then, solar eclipse on February 26 at 8º Pisces moves his Moon at 9º Pisces 42' (that was already moved by September eclipse at 9º Virgo), the ruler of his 10th house. But, at the moment of elections, no progressive or solar arc body will “touch” either natal or progressive charts of French republics, while in the case of Marine Le Pen there are clear indications.
Manuel Valls – the candidate of Hollande’s socialists
Valls has the Sun at 20º Leo 32’, which brings him, from the point of view of my research work (“sensitive degrees”) into relation with the France (21º Aquarius). It is certain that the lunar eclipse on February 11 will “move” his Sun in 7th house. His secondary axis 1/7 is at the moment of eclipse at 21º Taurus/21º Scorpio and in square with 21º Aquarius and his natal Sun — all this indicating that here things might get cut halfway. On the other hand, his secondary MC comes at 0º Aquarius, which is the sign of the possible new beginning. But, at 22º Aquarius, on August 15, 1962, only three days after he was born, there was his first postnatal eclipse. Saturn, being the ruler of this eclipse, is positioned in Solar Arc directions this year at 0º Aries, which is the very MC of the Fifth French Republic! But, his natal Saturn (as well as his solar arc Saturn) is in a strong conjunction with South Node (possible losses) in 12th house, but in his domicile, Aquarius, while the natal Sun of Marine Le Pen is in Leo (also in domicile), but in 10th house (angular house).
Also, asteroid Paris was at 19º Cancer when Marine Le Pen was born on August 5, 1968. That very same spot is occupied by her MC! On her birthday, secondary Moon of the horoscope of Treaty of Rome going into force was at 7º Libra. At that same spot asteroid Paris will be on May 7, 2017, for the second round of presidential elections! Transit Moon will be at 5° Libra at the moment of second round start, and during that day it will cross the mentioned 7° Libra! All this speaks in favor of Le Pen.
So, Le Pen and Valls move the axis 0º Libra/0º Aries, i.e. axis 4/10 from the chart of the Fifth French Republic!
If we take a look at secondary progressions of horoscope of Treaty of Rome going into force for May 7, 2017 (second round of elections) — we find it at 25º Leo 40', which is the spot occupied by Venus (ruler of Ascendant) of Marine Le Pen - 25º Leo 43'! Solar Arc Ascendant of the Treaty of Rome horoscope comes at 29º Scorpio, in conjunction with Mars from the chart of the First French Republic, and in conjunction with secondary Fortune of Marine Le Pen.
At the end, I must say that 0º of any cardinal sign carries potential for great instability, and it is certain that activation of this degree many issues in the world would open, since it moves 15º of fixed signs (so-called “Avatar degrees”), with which every 0º has an aspect – semi-square (45º).