The main theme in Nicola's chart for the next few years is: Change. BIG change. Three major transiting planets - Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto - will form a quincunx (an angle of 150°, often referred to as the inconjunct) aspect to a very important point in her natal chart - the Midheaven. This point represents her public persona, her status and her professional image. This process started early in 2019 and will continue until the end of 2021.
The quincunx aspect symbolises potential that is difficult to attain. A sort of misdirected energy flow which can't quite hit the target. For this reason the quincunx is a very awkward aspect to deal with. However, on the positive side, because it takes someone in a different and unexpected direction, the quincunx can sometimes herald new possibilities or alternative methods of achieving the original goal. One thing's for sure, during the next two years, Nicola's life will undergo a major transformation.
The three major transiting planets forming the quincunx aspects to Nicola's chart will bring a source of disappointment or aggravation. This will have a powerful effect on her status or identity. It indicates an unbalancing development in the position she holds on the world stage. During this period, Nicola will struggle mentally, becoming angry or obsessed and adopt a 'my way or the highway' attitude..
When under the influence of a quincunx, it's impossible to do something about the situation it creates because there is nothing straightforward in the circumstances surrounding it. It's like fighting an invisible enemy as there is no opportunity to 'face your foe'. Therefore, it is frequently found in people's charts when they are in some sort of trouble, struggling to overcome a worrying issue, or being undermined by other people. The areas of Nicola's chart affected by transiting Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto as they form their quincunx aspects are sector three and sector 10. This represents communication and publicity in all its forms - letters, documents, emails, phone calls, conversations, etc. Also commerce, education, and the media. So, will her problems be created by leaked information? Or perhaps by a revelation in the news? Certainly, the quincunx aspect connects to analysis, scrutiny, criticism, subversive tactics and the unearthing of secrets, so there is a distinct possibility of scandal.
When someone has more than one quincunx aspect being made to their chart, especially involving Saturn or Pluto, there's an indication that stress might cause illness or trigger circumstances which can force a withdrawal from daily activities. This is the case with Nicola's chart during the next few years. Major quincunx aspects often show up whenever there is a crisis, or whenever someone is about to give up their normal schedules.
The very first effects of quincunx activity began in February 2019 when transiting Pluto made contact with Nicola's Midheaven. It will continue, on and off, until the end of 2021. However, in January 2020, Pluto will be joined by Jupiter and Saturn and together they will bombard this highly personal point in her chart. She will find herself embarking on a new chapter in her life which will involve coming to terms with her responsibility to others, learning from the past and adjusting her attitude towards power. Whatever happens, 2020 will be a year that Nicola Sturgeon won't forget....