Jupiter is the planet associated with luck, joy and expansion. It is also the royal
planet and Blair has it rising straight through central London where he has enjoyed a great
deal of success as Prime Minister. Jupiter/Ascendant is an excellent location to find
popularity and to come across well (how a person comes across is a factor linked to the
ascendant in astrology).
To my mind a crucial event in Blair setting himself up and being accepted by the
establishment was his part in the aftermath of the death of Princess Diana and his
subsequent connection with the British Royals. The royal inner circle made the mistake
of showing little public sorrow at the death and not flying flags at half-mast; nowadays many seem
to have forgotten that there was an almost revolutionary feeling amongst the public against
the royal family over this. Subsequent to this Blair's political party
advised them in the arts of public relations and the way the royal family come across
shifted noticeably during the year that followed.
Blair has become increasingly presidential in style during his years in office and has
survived many a crisis because he projects himself so well and is often lucky. All things
being equal, luck is something you can find on a Jupiter line.
Not everything, however, is so rosy. Look at the local space Pluto line running to the
East of London. This actually runs within 9 miles of Greenwich, close enough to be of
relevance at the site of the massively unsuccessful Millennium Dome project. In 1997 Blair
said the Dome was going to be "the most exciting thing to happen anywhere in the world in
2000". In wasn't - the Dome was a failure and quickly became notorious for two things - high cost and
pointlessness. Originally built to mark the beginning of the new Millenium it soon became
a white elephant. According to one website by 2003 it was costing £200,000 a month to
maintain while standing empty. On the negative side Pluto is concerned with emptiness,
pointlessness and nihilism. The Dome is now a perfect illustration of the downside of
Pluto - forgotten, shabby and expensive.
Elsewhere Mars is found running through the Northern Irish capital Belfast. Here Blair
has had to deal with a polarized society, conflict resolution and the danger of the peace
he helped negotiate coming to an end. A classic scenario involving the red planet.