(c)7-22-2013 by Donna Cunningham, MSW
The long-awaited first child of William and Kate was born at 4:24 PM, today, 7/22/2013 in London. Here’s his birth certificate. His chart is shown further below, and you’ll note that he has a stellium in Cancer of Mars, Jupiter, Mercury, and the Sun in the 8th house.
As often noted here, major chart features like stelliums often run in families. William was born with a stellium in the 9th house of Mars, Saturn, and Pluto in Libra and Jupiter in Scorpio–all being crossed in the past three years by transiting Saturn. His recent Saturn return, then, was a coming of age for him. (See his chart and biography on AstroDataBank here: William, Prince (1982).) The baby’s Mars and Jupiter are conjunct William’s Cancer Sun and Moon. (Read about my new book on stelliums here: Finally, The Stellium Handbook is Here!)
The chart for William and Kate’s wedding, on April 20th, 2011 at 11:00 AM, had a stellium in Aries of Uranus, Venus, Mercury, Mars and Jupiter, all in the 10th. (You could also say it was a stellium by house, as Venus, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter in Aries were joined by the Sun in Taurus in the 10th.
Important information: There was a controversy about the correct chart for a while, because people were getting two different charts for the same birth date and time. Some people, using the that time, date, and place, got the Sun at 29 Cancer 58 and late Scorpio Rising. Others had the Sun at 0 Leo o1 and Sagittarius Rising.
The two Suns are just 3′ of arc apart, and the Ascendants several degrees apart, but in the first chart, there’s a strong emphasis on the water signs, and in the second, there’s a strong presence of fire signs. With Mercury just turning from retrograde but still standing virtually still, the Mercury Retrograde story collectors are gonna have a ball with this one!
FINAL ANSWER:Karen McCauley did the research and found that the Cancer Sun, Scorpio Rising chart is the correct one. She explains, “For those of you who use Solar Fire and got a 0 degree Leo Sun and 29 degree Capricorn Moon, please note that the chart should say BST to be correct (British Summer Time). Sometimes the default on Solar Fire for London reads UT which is Standard Time and that would give positions for an hour later.”
Now, I don’t know about you, but I think it’s about time we got a look at the chart. See below.
A stellium isn’t the only thing going on in this baby’s incredibly complicated chart. There are 3 other major configurations:
1) A cardinal T-square of Pluto in Capricorn, Uranus in Aries, and three Cancer planets: Jupiter, Mars, and Mercury Stationary, going direct. (The current Mercury-Pluto-Uranus T-square is the reason I’ve been advising you to watch what you say: Mercury Advisory—Keep your Eyes Open and your Mouth Shut! Imagine having that dynamic going on for you your whole life like this baby has!)
2) A Grand Trine in Water comprised of Mars and Jupiter in Cancer, Saturn in Scorpio, and Neptune in Pisces.
3) A second T-square consisting of Sun at 29 Cancer, Moon at 28 Capricorn, and Saturn at 4 Scorpio. These out of sign aspects are easy to miss, but they are still within an acceptable orb for a T-square.
Note that one corner of the cardinal T-square–the Mars-Jupiter conjunction–is also a corner of Grand Trine, so it draws the two configurations together and eases the stress in the T-square by providing the support of the trines.
I ran a trial chart yesterday when I noticed how intertwined the triangles were. My first reaction was, “I hope to God it’s a boy!”
It’s not that I’d have anything against a first-born princess. It’s just that the powerful connections between Mars, Uranus, and Pluto put me in mind of the triple conjunction of Mars, Pluto, and Uranus in the charts of two notoriously wild actors–Johnny Depp and Robert Downey, Jr. The close Mars-Jupiter conjunction that is one corner of both the T-square and the Grand trine amps up the Mars energy even further. As someone whose Mars score on the Planetary Strength test is 71, I can tell you that it’s pretty hard for a female to live with the kind of temper that much Mars can represent.
What can you expect from a person with this powerful a chart? Well, looking at both extremes, he could be an incredible world leader in an era when the shape of the entire world is being altered forever. OR, he could be a hell raiser with a violent temper. OR, he could be both. Too soon to tell, by far!!
One reader wrote to ask me, “Do you subscribe to the ‘karmic element’ of planets at 29 degrees? Or 28 for that matter? Sun & moon here?”
My reply: The 28th-29th degrees of a sign are generally called “critical degrees.” A planet at that degree is mobilizing its energy for a major transition from one sign to the sign that follows it. It’s not an easy transition, since the energies of these next door signs are very different from one anothe. Cancer is Cardinal water; Leo is fixed fire. Leo is fixed fire; Virgo is mutable earth.
That’s another odd thing about these last few days–three planets were in the process of moving from one sign to the next–the Sun, Moon, and Venus. Yesterday, when I ran a test chart, I was struck by two planets at the 29th degree–Sun at 29 Cancer and Venus at 29 Leo–the degree of the so-called Kingmaker, the fixed star Regulus. So as I waited for the birth, I was wondering if it would come before both those planets changed signs. Today, Venus abdicated Regulus’s royal throne by moving into humble Virgo, but the Sun remans in Cancer rather than moving into Leo.
It makes me wonder if when he is grown, he will be deeply involved in an era when British royalty is in a major transition and if he’s somehow a major player in that transition. A fascinating chart, altogether! Donna
(Incidentally, there’s still another configuration that runs in Britain’s royal family, but it doesn’t appear in this boy’s chart: The Royal Family: A Quincunx Coincidence—or a Yod Occurrence?.)
Read about my new book on stelliums here: Finally, The Stellium Handbook is Here!
Readers, please write about your impressions of the chart in the comment section.