On Thursday 18 September, a referendum on whether Scotland should be an independent country will take place. The cover from Punch 1974, shown below, summed the situation up beautifully:
As I am not entitled to vote, and therefore unable to state that I have a personal vested interest in the outcome, casting a horary chart would be a waste of time. For this reason, I have chosen to look at the situation from a mundane astrological point of view instead.
Below is the chart of The Act of Union from 1707, which I decided to use as the chart symbolising the moment England and Scotland were joined.
Wikipedia informs us: The Acts of Union were two Acts of Parliament: the Union with Scotland Act 1706 passed by the Parliament of England, and the Union with England Act passed in 1707 by the Parliament of Scotland. They put into effect the terms of the Treaty of Union that had been agreed on 22 July 1706, following negotiation between commissioners representing the parliaments of the two countries. The Acts joined the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland (previously separate states with separate legislatures, but with the same monarch) into a single, united kingdom named “Great Britain”.
Next we want to have a look at the chart for the moment the polling stations will open on Thursday. I see this moment as being representative for the whole process of voting, and its outcome.
If we create a bi-wheel, using both charts, we see the following picture emerging:
Taking into consideration that the natural significator for England is Aries (see Lilly’s Christian Astrology, for example), we focus on Mars in the inner chart wheel. The natural significator for Scotland has long been established to be Cancer (also in Lilly, Christian Astrology). Ruling planet of Cancer is, of course, the Moon. She is also conveniently considered to be the mundane astrological significator of a country’s people. From the chart above, we can see that the Moon, in her own sign, Cancer, is tightly applying to a conjunction to Mars. She is also conjunct fixed star Castor, indicating that changing fortunes are possible.
Therefore, in short, judging from the above, it looks as if the majority of the people of Scotland wil decide to remain part of the UK, even if only by a small margin.