Great Britain's Queen Elizabeth is being mourned after her death yesterday. She was the longest reigning monarch, her son, King Charles III is the oldest royal to ascend to the throne.
When she was born April 21, 1926, Elizabeth was never scheduled for the throne. Her father was the second son of King George V. Her father, the Duke of York was supposed to be just that, the Duke of York. When her grandfather died in 1936, the throne went to her uncle, the Prince of Wales who became King Edward III. Ostensibly, King Edward should have reigned for decades however that was not to be.......
Uranus the planet of "let's mix things up" was in Taurus from 1934-1942. Taurus is sure and steady, Uranus is the maverick, it is a revolution, it will bring chaos. It also speaks to modernizing. King Edward who was single when he took the throne wanted to marry a divorced American, Wallis Simpson. When he informed the prime minister of his desires, it was rejected as too revolutionary, the subjects would not respond well to a King married to a divorced woman (American no less). Taurus, is of course ruled by the planet Venus, which speaks to our values including love and on December 10, 1936, Edward abdicated from the throne done for the reason he said in his speech, "..For the woman I love." At that moment, Elizabeth's future changed direction because her father Albert, now King George VI, ascended the throne. That which had not been on anyone's plans became reality. Ah, welcome to Uranus in Taurus.
Since that time Uranus has traversed the zodiac and after 80 years it returned to Taurus in 2018 and will not exit until 2026. And here we are with the death of Elizabeth and a new monarch is ascending.
Elizabeth is of course a Taurus. Reading through the write ups or watching any of the reports, the words used to describe Queen Elizabeth and her reign all speak to her Taurus. Solid, sure, steady, consistent, thoughtful, measured and dutiful. She also was the epitome of regal, which lines up with her Moon in Leo. There has been much discussion about her youth as a young princess during WWII. When her mother was asked if the royal family would leave for Canada or North America during the war she replied, "The children won't go without me. I won't leave the King. And the King will never leave." Thus throughout the Second World War, Elizabeth and Margaret shared the dangers and difficulties of the rest of the nation. They ate only what was allowed by their rations, they followed protocols of water rationing and they persevered when Buckingham Palace was bombed on multiple occasions. The character of Elizabeth was forged during WWII and the sacrifices one does for country was a daily effort by the young future queen. Her Moon in Leo understood her role and her Sun in Taurus had the stamina. She also gave her first radio address when she was 14 years old in 1940. Radio is ruled by Uranus.
If a human lives long enough they can see almost anything and such is true for the queen. What is interesting is the queen's Mars and Jupiter in conjunction in Aquarius. This placement speaks to opportunities through novelty and modernity and the importance of groups and peers. It is no wonder she had the job of bringing the British Monarchy into the modern era. Her great grandmother Queen Victoria may have brought electricity to the palace but that's modernity on the margins. The Queen had to modernize the monarchy from the ground up. She may not be of or from 'the people' but her Mars and Jupiter in Aquarius knew that if the royal family strayed too far out of touch from the changes within the British subjects, the monarchy would be seen as obsolete and perhaps jettisoned like old equipment. Never was that more true than after the death of Princess Diana. A nation grieved while the family remained in Scotland. Every day the pain grew and anger rose especially over the fact that the flag was not lowered to half mast. The public vitriol was sharp and after five days the Queen returned to London and gave a televised address, which was a break in protocol. The anger subsided but the public was jaundiced. The queen once again needed to slowly bring the family into emotional modernity. By the time her grandson and future king, William requested approval to marry Catherine Middleton, the woman he loved, a commoner with no royal pedigree, the queen said, "Yes". Later his brother Harry would ask to marry a divorced BIPOC, American actress, Meghan Markle and again the monarch said yes. Given her life changed course when her uncle was not allowed to marry a divorced American in 1936 by 2018 and Uranus' return to Taurus where it had been when King Edward was told no, the queen had moved the royal family a light year in her one lifetime.
Now we have King Charles III, a Scorpio with Moon in Taurus. Uranus is opposing his sun and will continue for the next couple of years. Change is everywhere for him. Scorpio speaks to death and rebirth, cutting out losses in order to regenerate. Out of the ashes the phoenix rises, is what we think of when we consider Scorpio placements. Charles has Moon in Taurus so there is a practicality to him similar to his mother. Charles' Scorpio with emphasis on power and regeneration will be sure footed. I anticipate Charles has been planning a lot of his future moves for the last 70 years. It is hard to imagine him only playing in the margins but we will see. It is also interesting to see if first order of business is a healing with Harry and Meghan. I think yes. But we will see.
In the meantime the world says goodbye to Queen Elizabeth. We will see all the pomp and circumstane that comes with a monarch's funeral--alas her Moon in Leo's final goodbye.
HRH Queen Elizabeth
April 21, 1926 - September 8, 2022