Category Archives: Aquarius

The Birth Chart of Catherine, Princess of Wales

As heir to the throne of his father, King Charles the III, William is now the Prince of Wales, and his wife Catherine is the new Princess of Wales. As hard as it is to grasp it, that title no longer belongs to Diana, Queen of Hearts.

And like Diana, though in a much different way, Catherine seems destined to be the beating heart of what must become the people’s royalty – if the British Monarchy is to survive at all.

It has always been Williamthe man – for Catherine, a woman who wanted a home in the country, a fancy AGA range cooker, kids, dogs and gardens.  Her Venus in Aquarius tells us that she would follow her heart, whether it led to a cottage or a throne. Yet whatever William or Kate may have thought when they first met, Kate turned into Catherine, a wife who was also born to be a queen.

And if we are to be scrupulous in our astrological analysis, it must be noted that Kate’s Capricorn Sun would have noted with approval that a throne happened to come with this man…

We can see it all in Kate’s birth chart (equal house).  It starts with an Ascendant at 19 degrees of the royal sign of Leo, raised to new heights of authority with a Sun in Capricorn, topped off most tenderly with a Moon in Cancer.  Add to this her Venus and Mercury in Aquarius, and you  have that slightly unorthodox, not quite predictable lady of fashion, royal family photographer, modern, edgy interests, and a lady with her heart in tune with the masses of Britain and, somewhat reservedly, the people of the world.

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Shaman Kitaro * Aquarius, Kokoro, Bridge Between Worlds

Kitaro is an Aquarian (Februrary 4, 1953), one  who exemplifies this Sign’s unusual gifts, so often lifting talent into the realms of channelled inspiration.

His music sounds as if it comes to us direct from the planet of Aquarius – the big, eccentric and very beautiful Uranus.

Recognized as the pioneer and founder of New Age music, Kitaro’s Japanese Zen master calls him setu, which means bridge between worlds (which is also the meaning of the Shaman). I think of Kitaro as a living Silk Road between East and West, between Heaven and Earth.

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Connor McDavid’s Birth Chart * Uranus In Aquarius, Jupiter and Neptune Presiding

It’s that time of the year – the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and the Edmonton Oilers are going to the Western Conference Final.  All the buzz is about the Oilers’ captain, Connor McDavid – widely acclaimed as the “best player on the planet” and his phenomenal accomplishments.

CaveatWhat We Don’t Have For This Birth Chart

First, I have used the public information as to Connor McDavid’s month, day and year of birth so my analysis is only as accurate as that information.

Second, as we do not have his exact time of birth, McDavid’s birth chart below has been calculated using “Noon”.   So we don’t have the true Rising Sign or Ascendant which would mark off the First House in one of the Signs of the Zodiac, at the left, on the horizontal axis.  With a true Ascendant and its Sign on the First House, the computer then sets up the chart with the next 11 Houses each assigned a Zodiac Sign in the usual sequence we see in popular astrology beginning with Aries and ending with Pisces.

Third, my approach to a birth chart involves past lifetimes and karmic patterns, and this is known as Karmic Astrology.  I also engage in Shamanic Astrology depending on what I see and am inspired to do.  Here, with Connor’s birth chart, I would not attempt to discuss “karma” except in a very tentative manner, since we don’t have the exact time of birth.

Here is the 12-House, 12-Sign, 12-Planet “Natural Zodiac, Natural Birth Chart”. It is the template for understanding the meaning of Signs, Houses, and Planets as they “rule” each other. Each person’s chart is usually a variation of this template. It is a guide to the astrologer for the “Code”.

Finally, when we don’t know which Planets and Signs go with which Houses, we lose something very interesting to a Life Plan – whether or not the bulk of one’s planets are above or below the horizontal axis (the horizon).

Nor do we know if they are largely in the left- or righ-hand side of the chart.  Both these features give important insights as to a client’s efforts to “put themselves out there” in terms of a career, for example.

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Saturn and Uranus * Great Rulers Of Aquarius

Meet the two giants, Saturn, the second one in the picture next to simply enormous Jupiter, and Uranus (turquoise) third in the picture, next to lovely blue Neptune. These four dwarf the other planets of our solar system. What makes Saturn and Uranus so interesting is that they are the co-rulers, in a very strange partnership indeed, of the Sign of Aquarius.

Since we are moving into an Age of Aquarius this Sign concerns us all, not to mention the fact that each of us also has the Sign of Aquarius somewhere in our Birth Charts.  The House Aquarius falls in or demarcates will be a place of experimentation, rebellion, creativity, a source of depression and frustration – and perhaps also of visionary leadership.

Likewise, we all have the planetary rulers of Aquarius – Saturn and Uranus – in our Birth Charts, in mathematical relation to each other as well as to other important features of our charts.  So, depending on the position of these powerful planets, and the House Aquarius falls in, some folks may actually be more Aquarian than the Sun Sign they were actually born under.

And Saturn and Uranus are an odd couple indeed – Saturn so uptight, rigid and habit-driven, Uranus such a free, rebellious spirit for whom habit is a kind of death.

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