Catherine, Princess of Wales, is 42 today as she juggles an increasingly hectic schedule, mothering three children and turning out in elegant style to state occasions as well as casual charity functions.
Jupiter moving through her 10th house from mid 2023 to May 2025 will keep her popularity high and attract praise. Although tr Saturn through her 8th house from May 2024 for two years may put her under extra pressure and she’ll be left feeling under-supported. Saturn through the 8th does teach resilience and self-sufficiency.
What is notable and happens within a day or so is that her Progressed Mars goes retrograde and stays that way for the rest of her life. Robert Blaschke in his book on Progressions remarks that a retrograde Mars affects vitality, will and energy, on occasion leading to a sense of not knowing what is desired. Sometimes the immediate phase of turning retrograde can produce an accident or other event which feels like a collision. Though there is nothing else in her chart flagging up such an event so it may have a different effect.
Where her life looks most disrupted will be 2026 to 2028 with her Solar Arc Sun to Uranus and SA Uranus to Sun and Moon becoming exact. Her relationship with Will will be going through a cool and then swampy patch from 2027 to 2029.
Her relationship with King Charles, always notoriously prickly about others’ upstaging him whether by design or accident, will be hitting an uncertain and chilly phase from April this year into 2025. Though she will have fewer problems with Queen Camilla.
Prince Andrew she dislikes as much as Prince William does. Prince Harry she will regard with sadness with no indication of the gloom lifting anytime soon.
There could be an eruption over the Meghan situation with an explosive tr Uranus opposition their composite Venus, square the Mars and Moon and finally in 2025 opposing the Uranus. All of which sounds as if there may be more outbursts to come presumably from the California end. All of which coincide with Meghan’s midlife crisis as tr Uranus opposition her Uranus from July 2024 onwards for a few months – which can bring impulsive and not always wise decisions.
Life in the Royal goldfish bowl – I don’t envy Princess Catherine one bit. She luckily has that steely Saturn Pluto conjunction square her Capricorn Sun and Cancer Moon so does have stamina.
Add ON: After her hospital admission.
I don’t normally like commenting on health issues but three things come to mind.
Firstly if her 7pm birth time is accurate she has tr Pluto and her Progressed Moon just into her 6th house of health.
Secondly I would have expected to see Mars Uranus in some form for an operation – either the midpoint or transit/solar arcs etc – and there are none.
Thirdly she has Venus in Aquarius in her 6th which certainly makes her caring and helpful but can point to indulgences (less so perhaps in Aquarius). In fact she is under rather than over-indulgent perhaps because her Venus in a fashion-conscious square to Jupiter. When she was a student she was a normally healthy shape but for years has looked overly thin. The pressures of a public life with the camera adding pounds can lead to unhealthy restrictions on eating – ask any model or ballet dancer.
A mystery that will no doubt be uncovered. She says she wants her medical problems kept private but that seems a forlorn hope in the circumstances.
Add On: Apropos her long hospital stay after ‘abdominal surgery’ and long recuperation period I’m puzzled at the lack of any major health flags in her chart on a 7pm birth time. If the birth time is circa 2pm which there is a suggestion on ADB it might be (one among many) – then it would make more sense with her Solar Arc Uranus exactly opposition her Moon (and square her Mars/Saturn midpoint) and SA Mars just into her 6th.