The Little Prince

Tuesday July 23rd 2013

Reading a baby’s chart is seldom a useful exercise. It tends to lead to too much projection and expectation on the part of the parents.

But taking into account my misgivings about babies’ charts, this child is an exception. Because he is a future king, for better or worse, his life is already partially determined for him. Or so we think. Much in the world can and will change before this little boy ascends the throne. The popularity of the royal family comes in waves, ebbing and flowing like a tide. Right now they are on the crest of a wave. But in 20, 40, 60 years, who knows.

I am, however, going to keep my thoughts focused and to a minimum.

If there is one word to describe this chart, it is transformation. This is a profoundly family man (Cancer stellium), bound by tradition (Pluto in Capricorn), the leader of his house (Sun at the head of the stellium). So much is obvious.

His father William has Sun in Cancer. His mother has Sun in Capricorn. They are clearly represented in this chart by the prince’s Sun and Moon. This fits with the traditional symbolism of the planets and continues the Cancer/Capricorn themes of his family from grandma Diana (Cancer) and great-granny Queen (Capricorn Rising). If only astrology was always this obvious!

Georg III Jupiter in the 10th

But there is a problem here for a king. This is the chart of a private person, someone who hates the limelight (Scorpio Rising, 8th house stellium opposed by Pluto). He will have to grin and bear it. With the Moon in Capricorn supported by Saturn in Scorpio, he will be able to bear it, but it will not make him happy.

Taking this on board, if he becomes king, he will be (almost) the first of the English monarchs since George III not to have either Saturn or Jupiter on the MC or in the 10th House. There are two exceptions to this rule, of course, and one is Edward VIII, who abdicated, the other is George IV, who is considered one of the more ineffectual monarchs. Prince Charles does not have this signature, the famous traditional sign of kings, but then he has yet to ascend the throne. Both William and Harry have it.

Victoria, Jupiter in the 10th

However, this may simply mean that this prince will turn out to be a different sort of monarch from his predecessors. And he may well be lucky, the chart ruler Mars conjunct Jupiter, bringer of luck. The other lucky planet, Venus, almost miraculously, conjuncts the royal star Regulus in this prince’s chart. This is the highest placed planet in the chart – and it, like many of the other placements in this chart, speaks of great wealth.

In fact, the main axis of the chart is across houses two and eight – money and debt.

This is undoubtedly a tough chart, relieved by the glamourous and rather sexy grand trine in water. But difficult charts make good people. With the care and support this prince will get, I expect he will be just fine. And if there are any family secrets to keep, with all that 8th house Cancer, he will keep them safe as a locked box.

George V, Jupiter on the MC,
Neptune Rising

Oh and the transformation? Scorpio is the sign that transforms utterly. He has Scorpio Rising and a massive stellium in Scorpio’s house, including his Sun. This speaks of a transformation in personal identity. The North Node, his life’s direction, is in Scorpio. Scorpio’s ruler is Pluto, which opposes this stellium from the second house of riches. But perhaps more crucially, that Pluto sits smack on the UK Sun, the nations’s identity and it’s rulers. That conflict between the private, sensitive, secretive Cancer prince and the demands of the nation will have to be resolved.

William, Jupiter on the MC,
Neptune Rising

One last thought, this prince was born in the last minute of Cancer. A few minutes on the clock later and he would have had Sagittarius Rising and a Leo Sun — very different indeed — so let’s hope the royal timekeepers had there watches correctly set. If it is this very last minute that means his Sun will progress immediately into the sign of kingship, Leo, where he will be able to serve a 30 year apprenticeship learning to act like a king even if he does not feel like one.

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  1. Sabrina says:

    Pluto is SO connected to everything in this chart. He might have so much power from and over (I don’t know what word to choose here) his family because he will know so much. That was just my first hunch. I like the fact that neptune here feels like a free agent. Does not need to vow to Pluto and is supporting the stellium in cancer so nicely. What do you think of Uranus in 4th 😉

    • Christina says:

      No kidding. Uranus in the 4th squaring Pluto and Mercury. I’ve seen Uranus in the 4th in charts where it simply signifies an unusual upbringing – but we knew that anyway – or a parent who is not conventional, or a scientist. However, it can mean a disrupted childhood. This would surprise me in the circs.

  2. mm says:

    Re Venus conjunct Regulus, interesting too that Venus is the ruler of the South Node (in Taurus). Another pointer to his kingship as karmic destiny.

    But my gut feeling is that by the time he gets to the throne (if he ever does) the monarchy will have changed almost beyond recognition from what it is now with QEII. And I’m wondering if the extraordinary personal transformation shown in this chart will somehow mirror a national/collective transformation in the country and how it is established and governed.

    • Christina says:

      I think so, too. This transformation is both personal and national. It’s connected to now also, not just by his birth but by something else. It’ll be interesting to see how this unfolds and whether it connects to the U-Plu cycle or something else. There’s a lot about money and resources here.

  3. Carl Karas says:

    I think he will be King much sooner than we expect- Sun in 8th.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I like his Venus conjunct Regulus.

    Very recently I read somewhere that Regulus has changed its position from Leo to 1 Virgo. Somehow this makes me think back to the transit of Venus over the Sun last year in June. Could it have something to do with a possible change of the nation in the future ?

    Furthermore, where are Kate’s parents in his chart ?? Surely he is their grandson as well ???

    mimi

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  6. Persephone says:

    I find several interesting points in this chart. !. Mars conjunct Jupiter, Mars out of bounds. I suspect that there will be a temper and that words (Mercury) will be used to wound others with great accuracy (eighth house intuition.) 2. Lack of a planet in air. This person will probably operate on instinct and intuition — again, that heavy eighth house influence, which also raises interesting questions
    about other people’s money. 3. That Sun at 29 59. I find those planetary positions as a sort of tipping point. It’s that moment just before the dive when things are suspended. I think that it’s a very uncomfortable position, conveying a kind of tension. All in all, we’ll have to see. And lastly, beware the Venus in Virgo. These people think that they have to fix others and become the organizers in life. Since it’s ninth house, it’ll be for other people’s good — of course!

    Just my thoughts.

  7. Sun in 8th means that he inherits through family deaths. Doesn’t necessary imply that this will happen early in life, and perhaps the reverse. That’s the bound of Saturn. His possible kinging job could be very much delayed.
    Venus in detriment (although with Regulus) is opposite Neptune. Makes me wonder if he will marry another people’s princess – Venus rules 7th, and hosts the Part of Fortune. However, Venus opposite Neptune suggests he might be quite the ladies’ man or a bit of a cheater. Oh well, nobody’s perfect.

  8. Liz says:

    His Prog Sun gets to the MC in 2066 – sadly if that’s when he becomes King then I shan’t be around to see it!

  9. Heavy scorpionic chart – Charles has a scorpio sun and let’s not forget that Diana had a cancer sun. With a stellium in the cancer eighth opposite pluto in capricorn, I can’t help but see shadows of family past having to be played out (I have planets in eight house and family karmic debt seems to be a strong, hidden undercurrent of life) And with Saturn (and north node) in scorpio there for him too I feel there’s no escaping transformation for family, monarchy and country! Thank goodness for the watery grand trine!

  10. Anonymous says:

    All this reminds me the song “circle of life” in the movie Lion King. In the end all of us are here to learn something, including kings…. Hope he is blessed with love and guided by wisdom.

    From the day we arrive on the planet
    And blinking, step into the sun
    There’s more to see than can ever be seen
    More to do than can ever be done
    There’s far too much to take in here
    More to find than can ever be found
    But the sun rolling high
    Through the sapphire sky
    Keeps great and small on the endless round

    It’s the Circle of Life
    And it moves us all
    Through despair and hope
    Through faith and love
    Till we find our place
    On the path unwinding
    In the Circle
    The Circle of Life

  11. Anonymous says:

    Christina, in your view, when is a baby ‘born’? Is it when the cord is cut? Is it when the baby crowns, or when s/he fully emerges? What do you take as the time of birth?

  12. Peeky says:

    Excellent analysis Christina. But isn’t the Grand water trine actually a Kite here, with Pluto bisecting (even if a bit off center)….the Venus-Neptune opposition also bisects as well. Gives little George and bit more to play with here, and challenges what can be the lazy energy of the water trine.

    • Christina says:

      Hmm – yes it’s a kite if you count the aspect from Pluto to the North Node, since a kite needs two sextiles. I think it makes the Pluto even stronger! That added dynamism could be quite useful for a plutocrat.