Queen Elizabeth II

21st April 1926,02:40; London, UK

  • Sun: Taurus
  • Moon: Leo
  • Ascendant: Cancer

Her Majesty, the Queen, celebrates her ninetieth birthday on Thursday, 21st April. She has ruled over Great Britain for a little over sixty-four years during which time eleven Prime Ministers have come and gone, seven Popes have occupied the Vatican and 8,900 episodes of Coronation Street have aired.

In keeping with her Taurus Sun, Capricorn Ascendant and Saturn conjunct her Scorpio Mid-heaven, she has been the rock of stability upon which Great Britain has grown and prospered. “Long Live the Queen” is a wish fulfilled, indeed.

Queen Elizabeth II

As a child I remember the Queen as a distant figure, one given to few smiles and a rather starchy demeanour. However, in private, nothing could have been further from the truth. Her Majesty is renowned for her wicked sense of humour and her affectionate and considerate nature. And in recent years we have seen more of that warmth and kindness.

Her Moon in Leo is one reason for her sense of mischief and pithy turn of phrase; and it is also the reason why, as a young girl, she and her sister Margaret loved to put on plays for the family. That her Mars-Jupiter conjunction in Aquarius opposes her Moon and Neptune only emphasizes her love of the theatre and liking for adventure. Perhaps too, we can see her passion for horses in this Mars-Jupiter conjunction.

Venus in Pisces in close opposition to Neptune lends a certain sentimentality to her character and supplies a reason for her compassion and deep-seated Christian beliefs. She is, of course, the Head of the Church of England, but this is no hollow title; her faith is her rock, the foundation of her dedication to public service. Her annual Christmas message is never without a reference to the importance of faith:

"Forgiveness lies at the heart of the Christian faith. It can heal broken families. It can restore friendships and it can reconcile divided communities. It is in forgiveness that we feel the power of God’s love."

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

21st April 1926,02:40
London, UK

Not only is Queen Elizabeth the longest reigning monarch in world history but she and her husband, Prince Philip have the longest royal marriage in history - some sixty-eight years. In keeping with a Moon-Neptune conjunction in the seventh house of relationships and her Venus in Pisces, the Queen married for love; she fell instantly and deeply in love with Philip when she was a mere teenager. And although it is a marriage which had to last, despite rumours and separate bedrooms (not uncommon in the aristocracy and nobility) she and Philip clearly have a loving and inextricable bond.

Her Majesty has long maintained that she will never abdicate, however, circumstances may change that conviction. By the spring of 2018 Pluto will be conjunct her Ascendant while Uranus will be conjunct her Sun, and with Prince Charles’ Moon at 0 ̊ Taurus and therefore subject to the same transit, something very unusual and transformational will be happening in the House of Windsor.

Quite what, we shall have to wait and see.

Penny Thornton

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