Category: royals

The Saturn-Pluto Conjunction (2)
Some more ruminations on the conjunction of Saturn, Pluto, Ceres, the Sun and Mercury in Capricorn.
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Why Meghan Is Brilliant For The Crown
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan, are finally suing the tabloids. The British media and the royal family have a weird symbiotic relationship. The media veers between creepy sycophancy and vicious criticism; relentless pursuit coupled with endless judgment. The family invites [...]
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That Royal Wedding
The bride, a Leo, was radiant. The groom, a Virgo, appropriately hot and a bit bothered. The crowd was many and varied. Some of the guests looked like they’d walked off the set of Brazil, in rictus for the TV cameras. There was, it appeared, a genuine cadaver at the wedding, and an [...]
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#RoyalBaby
Just popping up the freshly-hatched Royal Baby’s chart for you to peruse and enjoy. Wow, this one has pizzazz! This kid looks like he’s going to be glamorous, handsome and popular — maybe also the apple of his mother’s eye. But oh my what a Capricorn conjunction — Saturn-Lilith-Mars-Pluto — [...]
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Mad About Each Other: Harry and Meghan
Let’s focus on some good news. Prince Harry, brother of the future king, is going to marry a successful, mixed-race, working woman in her 30s. She’s American, divorced and brought up largely by her single mother. Her family is not out of the top drawer, but out of that capacious middle one. [...]
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Astrology of Now: Calculated Action
The Queen, you may be aware, has had a cold. For the entire period of this Mercury Retrograde, her Majesty kept out of the public eye. She didn’t even make it to the Christmas church services — and that was for the first time in — well, forever. Yesterday, when Mercury went direct, she [...]
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Talking Astrology Podcast: Mars Rx, Bernie Sanders and the Queen
This month in Talking Astrology, my colleague Andrea Soole and I discuss May’s Mars Retrograde. Bernie Sanders, US presidential hopeful, has this in his natal chart. We recorded the session on the Queen’s birthday, so it has rather a regal flavour.
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The New Princess
Delighted that the newest addition to the royal family is a baby girl. According to Kensington Palace, she was born at 8.34am today (British Summer Time). Here is her (very glamorous) chart. This a nicely balanced person with a mixture of air, earth, fire and water. She has sensitive Cancer [...]
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Mark Rylance: Being Saturn
Lush with satin and velvet, beautifully lit by candles and England’s cool northern daylight, the TV adaptation of Wolf Hall is as enthralling as the book. At the centre of the bedizened, voluptuous court of Henry VIII, there is a still, dark point, Thomas Cromwell. For more on the story [...]
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Randy Andy
HRH Prince Andrew has dodgy taste when it comes to friendship. Right now he must really be regretting the day Ghislaine Maxwell introduced him to billionaire child molester Jeffrey Epstein. Now he finds himself embroiled in a distasteful scandal. One current transit to his chart illustrates [...]
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The Resurrection of a King
The Death of Arthur by John Carrick (1852). Mallory’s Le Morte D’Arthur (the main source for all King Arthur legends) was published a few weeks after Richard III’s death “And thus I clothe my naked villainy With odd, old ends stol’n out of holy writ, And seem a saint, [...]
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The Little Prince
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 [...]
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Time To Draw A Line In The Sand, Harry
Harry: Mars in Sagittarius Oh dear, the royal family is so much better when they are like proper icons – that is silent. Prince Harry, the third in line to the throne, has given a disastrous interview about his life in the army. This is from the normally flag-waving Daily Telegraph: “Take a [...]
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Jubilee: The Cult of the Queen
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Cor blimey, ma’am; 60 years on the throne, god bless her. For a while, it seemed as if it were mainly a marketing opportunity for paper napkin, bunting and biscuit-tin makers. It’s been Union Jacks agogo for a month in the shops and nothing anywhere else. But [...]
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The Nation’s Soul
Ted Hughes was best known as a powerful nature poet before he was made laureate in 1984. It seemed like a strange choice; this poet of fox and moor, black-backed gull and deadly pike, above all of wildness, asked to write about the baroque, many-layered, structured, civilised, profoundly tamed [...]
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The King Is Dead, Long Live the Queen
Princesss Elizabeth and her dashing consort Philip at a polo match in Kenya, just days before she succeeded to the throne in 1952. The 33 daughters of the Roman emperor Diocletian, cast adrift in the grey sea (after murdering their 33 dreary husbands), saw land – a white land, rising from the [...]
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The Wedding Chart: Private Vows, Public Commitment
It was gorgeous: the frocks, the hats, the uniforms, the horses, the cars, the carriages; the music, the abbey, the sweet little choir boys – and a superb sermon by the Bishop of London. “…Marriage is intended to be a way in which man and woman help each other to become what God [...]
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Royal Wedding Astrology
Here are previous posts I’ve written on the Royal Wedding, which you might like to peruse before the day itself.Celebrating PowerA general look at the day itself.Juno Lends a Helping HandThe marriage asteroid is deeply involved.The Bling of PowerThat ring.Kate Middleton’s Birth [...]
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Royal Wedding: Celebrating Power
Last summer, I predicted a royal wedding this year. That was partly on the basis of how alarmingly these times in Great Britain resemble that watershed year 1981 – brutal financial restrictions from the government, blood on the streets, looming unemployment and an uneasy Liberal coalition [...]
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Catherine Middleton’s Birth Chart: Cool, Powerful and Sensitive
I want a William and Kate souvenir toothpick, please. I received an email a while ago asking me to look at the chart of Catherine Middleton, who is to marry the heir to the British throne, Prince William, in April. Well, her birthday’s on the 9th of January, so why not look at it today [...]
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