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The Astrology of Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge

easelPrince William and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, welcomed their baby boy into the world on July 22nd at 4:24 pm BST.  Will and Kate have been a fresh air for the British monarchy which has been plagued by scandal and crisis for an entire generation.

The baby, who does not yet have a name, was born while the Sun was still in Cancer (at 29 degrees, 58 minutes).  You can’t get much closer to a Leo Sun without being there, and the symbology of the last degree is an important one.  From a practical perspective, someone whose Sun sign is at the last degree of a sign is truly on the cusp – the qualities of the next sign begin to bleed into the previous one.  So the influence of Cancer  (sensitivity, family-oriented) is waning, and there is the beginnings of Leo (energetic, powerful) beginning to peek in.

The 29th degree is associated with endings – it is the completion of a cycle.  Yesterday I wrote that a royal baby born with the Sun at the 29th degree could see the end of the monarchy in his lifetime.  However, endings also spell new beginnings.  Nothing ends without something new taking its place.

The royal baby’s chart shows not only the Sun at the last degree – the Moon too is at very nearly the end (28 degrees) of Capricorn in a nearly exact Full Moon formation (the Full Moon occurs when the Moon is opposite the Sun from our perspective on Earth).  The Full Moon personality type is a culmination – there is a peak of energy, a wisdom that has accumulated over previous lifetimes that can be fully expressed.

Scorpio is rising in the chart – the […]

By | 2013-07-23T06:54:12+00:00 July 23rd, 2013|People, Politics|20 Comments

The new British heir: an astrological view!

Will & KateUpdate:  The heir is born!  4:24 pm GMT at the Full Moon!  Scorpio rising with an 8th house Sun of Power.  I will be writing more tomorrow morning so stay tuned.

The world has been watching Prince William and Kate Middleton as they wait for the birth of their first child.  Kate went into labor this morning and it is likely that the new heir to the British throne will be born today, just after the Full Moon in Capricorn.

If the baby is born before 4 pm GMT she or he (the gender of the baby is still not known) will have the Sun at the last degree of Cancer.  When the Sun is at the last degree of a sign there is a sense of transition, the ending of one phase of learning and completion of a cycle.  A royal child with the Sun in this degree could see the end of the monarchy during their lifetime.

If the baby is born after 4 pm GMT the Sun will be in Leo, the sign of Kings and Royalty.  That would be a fitting placement for the child of Will and Kate, who seem to have revived the love of the British people for their monarchy after a long period of personal scandal and economic woes.  The Sun at 0 degrees Leo would signify a new phase of the royal line and a new beginning for the nation.

The Moon is also on the cusp today – a birth before 6 pm GMT will bestow a Moon at the last degree of Capricorn, and after 6 pm the Moon will be in Aquarius.  A Capricorn Moon would signify someone who is determined and somewhat conservative – the Aquarius Moon […]

By | 2013-07-22T07:28:58+00:00 July 22nd, 2013|People|9 Comments

RIP James Gandolfini

Gandolfini astrologyA birth certificate has just emerged for Edward Snowden, the NSA leaker, and I will be posting about that shortly. 

photo credit: NY Times.  James Gandolfini died yesterday at the age of 51.  As an astrologer I am always drawn to the ages of people who are in the news:  51 (Chiron return), 29 (Saturn return), 41 (Uranus opposition), 62 (Uranus square).  The death of James Gandolfini at the age of 51 during his Chiron return is especially critical because Pluto opposed Chiron in his chart.

Chiron is the planet that governs the healing of energy blocks in the psycho-emotional system that take root in the body and create distress and disease.  Its route to healing is through release of emotional wounds that are denied and repressed so that they can be fully processed and digested.

Someone who has an aspect of Pluto to Chiron in their chart is doing what I call “soul surgery” during this lifetime.  Pluto, as god of the Underworld, takes us deep within the psyche to excavate the darkness that lies there so that Chiron can do its work of healing and bringing wisdom to the soul.

Gandolfini is suspected to have died of a heart attack although no details have yet been provided.  His astrological chart (born September 18, 1961, Westwood NJ, time unknown) shows that he has the Sun in Virgo and a retrograde Saturn.  Virgo is known to be the sign of the perfectionist, and when Saturn (the voice of self-doubt) is retrograde in the natal chart it tends to show someone who is particularly self-critical. Combined with the Pluto/Chiron opposition, this puts a lot of pressure on an individual to achieve and to make something of oneself in the world […]

By | 2013-06-20T03:11:03+00:00 June 20th, 2013|Death, People|11 Comments

The astrology of Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius astrology The Bionic Man

Oscar Pistorius is in jail right now awaiting trial for the Valentine’s Day shooting of his girlfriend, Veena Steenkampf.  Previously he rose to fame as the first double amputee to win a medal in an able bodied world track event.

Pistorius is a Bionic Man as befits a transhuman athlete in the Aquarian Age – fitted with artificial limbs that some argue give him an unfair advantage over mere mortals.  (See my posts on Transhumanism here.)

Pistorius was profiled in the last year in a piece that described him as “more than a little crazy” – a risk taker who was fearful of intruders and an excellent shot at the firing range.  This fear is captured in a from November: “Nothing like getting home to hear the washing machine on and think it’s an intruder.”

The astrological chart of Pistorius offers interesting clues into his character.  The French website offers a birthtime of 10:30 am on November 22, 1986 (source: email from family member) which indicates Aquarius rising.  Aquarius is the sign of detachment and reason, technology and innovation.  We can’t be 100% sure of this birthtime, of course, but an Aquarius ascendant is  the perfect mask for a Transhuman-type athlete; someone who seeks to shatter the paradigms of what is possible for human beings to accomplish.

His Sun is at the very last degree of Scorpio, often called the “critical” or “anaretic” degree.  In medieval astrology the “anareta” was a planet of destruction.  While modern astrology doesn’t take these significators literally, the 29th degree indicates a completion of some kind of karma and needs to be taken seriously.  The Sun is on the Scorpio/Sagittarius […]

By | 2013-02-21T08:38:59+00:00 February 21st, 2013|Crime, People|5 Comments

Jodie Foster opens up

On Facebook today I read both lavish praise and harsh criticism for Jodie Foster’s speech in which she finally opened up about what everyone already knew, that she was in a 20-year relationship with another woman, her “ex-partner in love but righteous soul sister in life, my confessor, ski buddy, consiglieri, [and] most beloved BFF of 20 years.”

Ms. Foster has a few things going on in her chart: her Chiron return which occurs for everyone at around age 51 and which brings up old wounds so that they can be processed and released, has been culminating for the past week or so.  And just in time for her speech, transiting Jupiter (planet of confidence and optimism, inspiring expansion and a life of meaning, made a harmonious trine to her progressed Ascendant, the evolving image that she presents to the world.

Transiting Uranus, the planet of sudden change and events which force us to be authentic and true to ourselves. has been running over the IC of her chart, opposite the Midheaven of public life.  This transit generally opens up our inner world (the IC) first and then that opening by necessity expands to the outer world (Midheaven).  Ms. Foster alluded to retirement in :

“The actress, who began appearing in TV commercials when she was three, also sparked rumors that she was retiring. “This feels like the end of one era and the beginning of something else,” Foster said. “Scary and exciting and now what? Well, I may never be up on this stage again, on any stage for that matter. Change, you gotta love it. I will continue to tell stories, to move people by being moved, the greatest job in the world. It’s just that from now […]

By | 2013-01-14T18:50:25+00:00 January 14th, 2013|People|1 Comment
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