The gloves are off as the media launches a full-scale attack on the Sussexes for their disrespect of the Queen. Their self-centred and ill-thought-through demand, thrown into the public domain without consultation, to have their cake and eat it at a time when the monarch and consort are both well into their nineties won’t be forgotten. Their bizarre statement indicates they want to be financially independent – apart presumably from a chunky annual sum from the Duchy of Cornwall and taxpayer-funded security – with income presumably rolling in from brand Royal.
Astrologically the Queen was always in for a crises-ridden two years in 2019/20 with her hard-working Pluto in Cancer and Cancer North Node as well as her Capricorn Ascendant catching not only the eclipses but also tr Saturn Pluto crossing into her First House casting a shadow on her image. A different temperament might be inclined to throw duty to one side and retreat into peace and quiet. Certainly with Saturn now moving into her First Quadrant she’ll increasingly want to do less ahead, but she’s unlikely to opt for the nuclear option of abdication. Ignoring tr Saturn through the 1st house can result in health issues emerging.
The UK chart also with its 10th house Cancer Moon catching this week’s Cancer/Capricorn Lunar Eclipse and the recent tr Saturn opposition was always due for a shift amongst the Royals. The 10th house in mundane astrology is associated with the ruling classes, including the monarchy.
It does make more sense of the Sussexes’ relationship chart. Making negative comments at the time of a blissed-out engagement and wedding is always tricky. But it’s now clear that the composite Moon square Saturn Pluto has played its part in this decision. It suggests two things. One is that family restriction is felt as a major impediment, which showed up early in Meghan’s own family dramas, and now with the Royals. The second is that Saturn Pluto is always experienced as a problem bearing down from the outside. The reality is that the heavy, dark, repressive energy of Saturn Pluto is an internal dynamic in the relationship itself. That will become abundantly clear from late this February onwards until 2023 as tr Pluto starts to square the composite Saturn, then Pluto then oppose the composite Moon in 2022/23 – which will put massive pressure on their togetherness.
Their relationship chart also has a needs-space composite Uranus square Sun, which does suggest a relationship where each partner needs to be free to pursue their individual wishes which are likely to be very different. There’s also an ego-clash from another perspective with a composite Mars square Neptune, which suggests if one succeeds, the other feels diminished – so it isn’t mutually supportive.
Her Uranus falls in his 10th so she was always going to change the trajectory of his life; and her Uranus also opposes his 4th house Taurus Moon pulling him away from family security.
They are at very different times in their respective lives – he has tr Saturn moving through his low profile first quadrant for the rest of this decade so will be happy to retreat into a backwater. He has a panicky-failure tr Neptune square his Mars until late this month and then tr Neptune in an undermining opposition to his Virgo Sun 2021/22. His Sun/Moon midpoint at 22 Cancer is also catching the tr Saturn Pluto opposition exactly – which will affect his public popularity, but also indicates a good deal of inner turmoil about what he actually wants from his marriage and indeed from his life. His Solar Arc Moon is also opposing his 12th house Neptune over coming months adding another layer of emotional and family confusion into the mix.
She on the other hand has tr Saturn about to move across her Descendant and upwards in her chart indicating increasing ambition in the fourteen years ahead. She also has tr Saturn and tr Pluto about to move across her Descendant into her 7th which does suggest a troubled relationship phase ahead not only with her marriage partner but also the public.
Relations between the Sussexes and the rest of the Royals are all at sixes and sevens this year and ahead; with Will and Harry’s connection showing a rupture until mid decade. The Queen looks confused and disappointed with Meghan and irritated with Harry.
Odd non-astrological thoughts. I think Meghan has delusions of grandeur – she was a jobbing actress with a not-bad gig as six-down-the-cast-list in a watchable but not spectacularly successful TV series. Suddenly she’s off to a $750,000 baby shower in New York, holidaying with Elton John and partying with global celebrities, getting bizarrely precious about her privacy and the criticism of contradictions between her ‘woke’ eco-warrior stuff and private jetting around. She’s a Leo with Jupiter Saturn in Libra, both of which can lead to an over-estimation of self; and the Leo Sun also has a tendency to get overly defensive about criticism.
Prince Harry’s obsession about his mother and the paparazzi has always seemed to me to be a touch uninsightful given Diana’s enthusiastic use of the media when it suited her purposes. Often children of split marriages idealise one parent and vilify the other since it’s easier than seeing both as flawed or a mix of good and not so great. Given that he can’t see Diana as she was with pluses and minuses, he’s likely to not see the reality of any partners in adult life he is attracted to.
This story is likely to run and run.