London - Bloodsuckers on the government front benches are in defiant mood ahead of Wednesday's pivotal Hunter's - or Blood - Moon.
At the Palace of Westmonster the lunation is a traditional vampire feastday associated with stalking real (or sometimes imaginary) prey; this year it occurs on the eve of Mrs Thatcher's 86th birthday on Thursday the 13th.
That day sees a karmic Sun-Saturn conjunction at 20 degrees Libra, an aspect described by astrologers as 'exalted' and carrying all the hallmarks of Judgement Day.
"Actually, it's a classic blood clot situation," a House of Commons interpreter of splayed entrails commented this morning, "typical of decades of public purse leeching."
Libra is the sign ruling public finances, the law and various cosmic balancing acts; the presence of Saturn, ruler of Capricorn, is what adds a bloody great big twist to the unravelling of government scandals.
Historically 13th October is associated with various rogue events including the 1853 birth of Lillie Langtry - paternal grandmother of the impostor Queen Elizabeth - and the 1307 arrest, torture and murder of hundreds of 'heretic' Knights Templar by French royal lunatic Philippe Le Bel.
October 13th also marks the last of Our Lady of Fatima's 1917 apparitions on a day dubbed the 'Miracle of the Sun' where 'thousands' witnessed her chilling prophecy about the eventual downfall of rogue Russian bastards.
A number of wiccans have pointed out that we could be about to witness 'some godawful revelations' about a Red Top of that same name and the ongoing media hacking storm.
The 'Red' planet Mars remains bullish in its transit of Leo.