Brothers fight settled – surprise for the UK Labour Party?

September 2010

Ed and David Miliband

After all the waiting I have talked about in the past – for a cabinet in Holland, a government in other countries, the economy to do something – we at least have an answer as to which of the brothers Miliband will rule the UK Labour party. David and Ed have been at it for sometime, along with other contenders. But in what was a nail-biting finish, the thought-to-be-less-popular Ed won the day. At least I can now get clear who is who as I have always mixed them up.



Ed is the little brother, so it must have been a blow to big brother David, although he put on a good front. Looking astrologically, it is interesting to see the difference. I haven’t yet found birth times for them but their birth dates are common knowledge.

David is a Cancer, 15th July 1965, with a touch of Saturn (he is ambitious and wants to have authority) and Neptune (creative and has a dream just as Obama does). Cancerians like to be part of something, they like to belong and are very patriotic, so I think his embracing of Ed is genuine. He will be proud of the Miliband name, even though it must have been a huge disappointment for his ambitions.

Ed on the other hand is a bit of a dark horse. A Capricorn, 24th December, 1969, so also ambitious and authoritative (fitting with Capricornian UK as does Nick Clegg!) However with an element of Pluto, he has more passion, more drive to have influence and power and more willpower than his big brother.

There is a part of him that fits the ‘Red Ed’ label. Uranus, the rebel, is strong in his chart, wanting fairness, change and a bit of a surprise. He has started well in this area. But Capricorns are traditional and can be old school, although he has it in him to create something new, exciting and practical.
He began his speech today by telling delegates: “I am ready to lead” and saying a new generation was in charge of Labour with “different attitudes, different ideas, different ways of doing politics”. He’s right.

Pluto is in the sign of Capricorn for the next few years, transforming all forms of government and traditional structures. Ed is a man for the times. He will know about responsibility at the top. He will be prepared to go along with the tight measures needed. What will be interesting, is to see how he negotiates his impatience for change. Can he use the element of surprise and innovation to his advantage? Are the Labour Party ready for him?

David as a Cancerian should spend some time with his family or be given a ‘home-country-family’ portfolio. Astrologically speaking I think the Labour Party have the right brother.

For more astrological comments see Liz Hathway’s post.

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