Prince Andrew is depressingly still present and sticking his head above the parapet with teaser stories in the media about attempts to overturn the Virginia Guiffre settlement, leaning on King Charles to restore his Royal duties and hints that Camilla has invited Sarah Ferguson back into the family fold.
Andrew’s chart though heavily pressured always did have a worrying amount of undeserved Jupiterian uplift running till late 2024.
What has sparked his interest about a rerun with Guiffre is her withdrawal of a defamation suit against lawyer Alan Dershowitz, another Epstein buddy. It was a quid pro quo for Dershowitz’s dismissal of his lawsuit against her. But she said afterwards: “I was shocked to read that Alan Dershowitz is claiming that our mutual dismissal of our lawsuits against each other somehow ‘exonerated’ him.” “ He has now admitted there was no perjury, no extortion plot, and that rather than making up what I said, I honestly believed the charges I made against him.” “I did not, and would never, ‘exonerate’ Mr. Dershowitz.”
Prince Andrew has the deeply frustrating tr Pluto conjunct his Mars Venus throughout this year. With a jolting tr Uranus square this Yod focal point Uranus late April and early May – across the coronation – which will attempt to propel him onto a different track. Tr Saturn is also conjunct his Pisces Sun and opposition his Pluto from late March with the blocked tr Saturn opposition Pluto across the Coronation itself. Mid March to early April look disaster-prone. And he has tr Neptune square his Solar Arc Midheaven from mid May onwards for a year suggesting indecision and dither over his future direction.’ However he does have tr Jupiter moving across his Midheaven and 10th from late April onwards till April 2025 which is usually high profile and successful. Plus he has two Jupiter midpoints keeping his confidence afloat through 2023 to late 2025.
What may scupper him is his Solar Arc Pluto conjunct his 4th house Neptune in eighteen months which will be devastating on the family front and it coincides with tr Uranus opposing his Scorpio Moon from June 2024 onwards into 2025 which will be disruptive domestically and in the family.
Sarah Ferguson, the nearly ex-wife, his only real support in recent times, is downbeat this year with tr Saturn opposition her Pluto over the Coronation and beyond with phases of confusion and panic. With 2025 being her nadir as well with Solar Arc Mars conjunct her financial Saturn and Solar Arc Uranus conjunct her Mars – which will be cataclysmic and disruptive.
Neither Andrew nor Sara’s relationship charts with the senior Royals including Princess Anne look to be anything other than heavily stressed, jolted and jangled this year and next. Andrew and William will never get on.
It may be the Daily Mail is flying a kite on behalf of the Andrew household to test the waters but it won’t hold. No matter what the Guiffre/Dershowitz settlement represents, Andrew was best buddies with a sex-trafficking, child abuser – so he said/she said doesn’t really come into it. Never mind his nefarious financial dealings elsewhere.
Regrettably there are hints that Charles has inherited his mother’s disinclination to grasp family conflicts head on. But unless they wish to destroy the monarchy Andrew needs to be buried.
Spare thought about the Montecito mutts – their stratospheric book sales and record-breaking Netflix viewing figures are running concurrently with a savage dip in their popularity ratings. Maybe the public just enjoy gladiator sports where the jouster is squashed? Or is it revelling in a humiliation-feste?
ADD ON: Virginia Guiffre is looking stressed at the moment and in the coming year with the news that Prince Andrew may resurrect his settlement. Her chart in many ways goes in lock step with his – she has a Mars in late Cancer square Saturn Pluto in Libra which is under heavy pressure from tr Pluto hard aspects till late 2023 – frustrating, trapped and scary. And tr Uranus will make one final jolting square to her Leo Sun in late this March/early April. Her Venus/Mars midpoint catches the tr Uranus square at the same time as Andrew gets tr Uranus square his Yod Uranus late April/early May – which will be highly unsettling.
Their relationship chart also highlights that late April/early May as a moment of disruption with more to follow after mid year. Overall the chemistry between them will be under assault with tr Pluto square the composite Mars, now and again late in 2023.
As ever the astrology won’t reflect guilt or innocence. The pro-Andrew lobby will argue he was pushed into a speedy settlement to remove scandal before the Queen’s Jubilee. The anti-Andrew lobby will equally point to his refusal to be interviewed in the FBI investigation; his uncontested friendship with Epstein and Maxwell whom he invited into the inner Royal circle. And as a general point – that sex offenders tend to be relentless to a staggering degree when it comes to denying their guilt and very often succeed in the legal arena.
Add On 2: Ghislaine Maxwell has been supporting Prince Andrew’s cause in an interview though given she has shown no remorse for her own actions and will be seen to be bolstering her own chances of an appeal, her word may not go for much. Indeed it could backfire on Andrew. They may have been playmates in a variety of senses with her Venus in Sagittarius conjunct her Mars Sun in Capricorn all falling close to his 5th house playboy Jupiter in Sagittarius. But all other cross aspects are negative her Saturn conjunct his Mars Venus, which isn’t just blocking, it is unkind, if not downright cruel. And worse her Uranus conjunct his Pluto and opposition his Sun so she has the capability of upending his life. And her extravagant Leo Moon and North Node are conjunct his Yod focal point Uranus. Like a wasp to a jam jar she was attracted to his status, wealth and connections.
Their relationship chart hints at jolts this month, gloom through this year and massive pressure in 2024/25 with tr Pluto conjunct the composite Sun which would normally lead to a terminal split.
The prospect of Andrew challenging the settlement made with Virginia Guiffre according to The Times has been dismissed by many lawyers. Mark Stephens, an expert in defamation management, who has talked with Dershowitz says “The bottom line here is Andrew hasn’t got a prayer of undoing this settlement.” He said only extreme circumstances can challenge this kind of contract. “. . . the chances of it being reopened are vanishing to infinitesimally small. And I don’t think that this will be troubling Virginia Giuffre or her lawyers or anyone else.”