Uranus square Pluto is starting, now 5 degrees in orb. That will keep things shaking! Oops, maybe I shouldn’t say that. Uranus in Aries is the rebellious young upstart compared to the wizened Pluto burrowing the depths of corporate Capricorn. Yet Pluto is associated with journalism, follows the money, a trouble maker of a different ilk. Power will be questioned. Put them together and things that were thought to be impermeable may be disturbed at the deepest foundations, shaken to thunder! Long standing old schools will have cracks in their armor, new conduits able to be begun. Some will fall of their own finished weight, to be replaced for better benefit, or simply let go – no need to go further, job done. Strange and wonderful new alliances will be tried and some will work and break through to whole new types of community models, building codes, laws. Businesses once thought to be ridiculous will begin to prove themselves as the needs of the times and hidden technology comes to light to make them feasible. Those who ride the snorty horse will fly! Let those pawing hooves make fiery sparks!
Another take on Uranus into Aries, square Pluto. This aspect is unique because it happens 7 times! It will be exact for the first time June 23, 2012, finishing Mar 17, 2015, in effect for five years!
I wrote the above with no thought of the Royal Wedding, William & Kate, in mind. Yet this is the most powerful aspect of the out most planets, longest in duration, in their wedding chart. It will always be in their wedding chart, but the actual aspect in the sky will culminate Mar 17, 2015. At that point it shall have made 7 exact connections at varying but close degrees. If their marriage is surviving at that time, they will probably make it. So much is being said about how their marriage is giving hope in hard economic times and following the years of sadnesses around Charles, Diana, and Camilla. Perhaps this symbolizes breaking through old patterns of the monarchy, British financial reform.
Some are using the 11 AM start of the wedding for the wedding chart; I am using the 11:20 AM pronouncement moment – the intent of the event before your peers. If you really want to get technical about it, use the chart when the last person signed the papers for official records after the ceremony. The 11 AM chart has Venus of love and beauty at the top of the chart, and the wedding did start on time, and was a lovely ceremony that went off without a hitch though William did have a hard time getting the ring on Kate’s finger (Saturn opposite Mercury).
Royal Wedding Chart, Prince William & Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge
The most unique feature of the wedding chart is that simplistically, the Moon is Void of Course in Pisces square the Galactic Center. Void of Course, VOC, is the time period from when the Moon makes its last connection with any planet and the time it enters a new sign. There are extreme opposing points of view of what this period brings. The traditional view is nothing will come of it, it won’t come out as expected, somewhat unpredictable. This is great if your question is ‘Will I go to jail?’! Rarely would a VOC Moon be chosen for a wedding chart. Since the Moon has directly to do with fertility and a royal heir is usually wanted, this would be doubly so in this case. It is said, ‘…the moon relating to the mother, will give a mother who was ‘not there’ so to speak. she may not have been there physically, emotionally, or she may have been even neglectful.’ Will’s mother Diana, ‘not there,’ is an important facet of their lives together. The other view is there is nothing to stop it, nothing to stand in its way. Hilary Clinton’s Moon (women) is VOC in Pisces in her 10th house of career and authority! First Lady. There are exceptions to the VOC rule, and this chart has them. The Moon is said to ‘perform’ in Pisces – Pisces lives to osmose! When it changes signs it will conjunct Uranus at 2 degrees Aries – free to act! Mercury and Jupiter are in an angular house, the 10th – a place determined to accomplish. Jupiter with Mars is lucky to act! How to resist?!!!
Still, as compelling as those aspects are, organically, the Moon, back at 26 degrees, four to go to change Signs, I would give the VOC read precedence, attending to reading the Moon for herself. Pisces does move, but it can be ever so cleverly quietly, miniscule motion, practically invisible. The VOC Moon is like a pause. Preceding matters have been concluded, we’re in the done-deal zone, with perhaps a sense that it was all fated. This is like a thoughtful, perhaps resting, reset period, in internal adjustment readying for the next Sign, the Gateway. It is a step in a process. A chart with lots of upcoming Lunar aspects in a Sign has many unfolding options, a rich future if favorable, is busy. In traditional successful wedding charts, the Moon is chosen to be in trine or sextile with the Sun, Mother and Father, the Lights in harmony for fertility, full of life! This chart has no upcoming Lunar aspects, no classic Sun/Moon, male/female connection.
Pisces, the Moon’s Sign, is also an ending symbol, finishing symbol of maturity, being the last Sign of the Zodiac. It too has to do with rest, contemplation, the unknown, unknowable, visioning. To the negative side, it can be addictions, the victim/martyr, hidden agendas, fantasy versus reality. For Kate going from commoner to Queen, it can be the dream come true, fairy tales. Moon nurtures unconditionally; Pisces is the ultimate compassion. It gives a dramatic counterpoint to the 5 planet Aries stellium (cluster – see below)! Aries is noted for action, can be courageous first responders, but is not noted for ongoing care with deep sensitivity. The Moon rules mothers, children, women in general, and Diana, the Goddess of the Hunt, in particular. And Mother Diana was missing. Pisces also rules being in Spirit form. In the Abbey, closest to where William and Kate stood to take their vows, there were five chairs. Four of them were taken, by the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Camilla … and then there was an empty chair. Was that chair for Diana?
Some are saying this ‘lost’ Moon in ‘lost Pisces’ is symbolically a way of putting away Diana’s influence. Maybe so, but she was William’s mother. That concept doesn’t work for me. This Void of Course position is akin to an ‘escape’ planet, a planet that has no connections formed to it or by it. It is in a separate state, unhindered, but ineffective, sometimes a loose cannon since there is nothing to censor its choices, no outlets to siphon off energy. It’s behavior often seems inappropriate. It’s one thing to ‘put away’ a matter, it’s quite another to not get any benefit from the Moon other than the Sign it is in.
Being on the brink of the Mayan calendar ending 2012, that event quite close to being at the Galactic Center, the Moon being a degree of square the Galactic Center seems significant! Perhaps they will never take their kingdom or their kingdom, the monarchy system, will be ended, or it will be fraught with difficulties throughout their time.
Their Sun is in Taurus, a sign of fertility and stability, loyalty forever! And there were earthy Pagan elements to the wedding. Trees brought into the Abbey. It was near Beltane – May Day celebration of fertility. They had a hand wrapping – called handfasting in Pagan circles. The archbishop who married them is a Druid! And William’s full name is William Arthur Philip Louis, Arthur being the King of old mythical legends.
Leo Rising, the Ascendant, is a romantic Sign of Kings & Queens, great powers! As Taurus, it is another fixed sign, cherishes its mate and takes a long time before it gives up. It is generous, loves to teach, is thought to be selfish at times, is great fun to be around, has boundless energy! Trine Venus, is kind, loves glorious beauty and color. Their wedding was bright – William’s red uniform (Aries’ color).
FIVE planets in Aries! Aries is not famous for finishing projects nor fertility, but is a splendid champion, passionate leader! Both Leo and Aries are athletic. The group of five starts with Uranus of community, international connections, freedom. Then there is Venus, love of independence, heroes, celebrities, art by fire. The MidHeaven in Aries decides to try new things in government, laws, status. Mercury is next, with inspiring things to say, fresh insights. Mars and Jupiter conclude together. Mars here is in its own Sign, racy super action, with Jupiter is legendary! Jupiter is what we think is righteous, good luck, horses and big dogs, expansion, future plans, travel, publishing, education! Expect these two to broaden and brighten Britain! Aries is less famous for stopping to make agreements, more famous for spontaneous action, sometimes fiery fights, but quickly over! One way or another, this couple will make a lot of news!
With the Sun square the Ascendant, how you appear to others, they may not always look good. Sun inconjunct Saturn, can be sad news at times.
Saturn at 12 Libra is at a midpoint opposition with Venus 10 Aries, MidHeaven 12 Aries and Mercury 14 Aries! Sometimes duty will dominate, love and simply doing what you want to do will seem far, far away. There may not always be time to talk, so many responsibilities. And at times, it will just be good to be apart, a little room to navigate freely.
The Sun sextile Chiron of Marriage, and semi sextile Venus of love and affection, will soften and protect them, give a sweetness.
Sun trine Pluto is the number one US corporate wealth aspect! If it works well in Britain too, their fortunes together are likely assured! Saturn though square Pluto, and is going back, retrograde, to 10 degrees, never makes the exact square to Pluto at 7 degrees. There will be financial scares, close calls, perhaps, but will never quite happen. The issues of their country’s economics will always be of concern.
Spiritually speaking, whether by chance or chosen, a wedding chart is always perfect. The couple has the ultimate final choice of date, time and place. Whatever is the Soul’s agreement, agenda, the chart will show the way and be lived in all its intricacy.
If you didn’t see it and would like to, here is a link to watch the ceremony. At the very beginning, note the lovely greenery in the abbey!
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