Astrology, People and Places: Prince William at Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace has been the seat of the Royal Family of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland since Queen Victoria ascended the throne in 1837. The building is situated in the constellation of the two water signs Cancer and Scorpio. This is valid for the astrogeographical radius level 3 which describes how the building is embedded in the surrounding area.
Prince William as the eldest son of Prince Charles and Diana Spencer is next to his father second in the succession to the throne of the King of Britain and the Commonwealth states. Cancer stands for the seventh house in his birth chart and may stimulate his openness to doing the service as a king and to the demands of the job of the ruler at Buckingham Palace. This aspect may support his performance in public appearances here and could also stand for his openness for relationships.
The coordinate in the first degrees of Scorpio falls exactly on the position of Jupiter in midheaven and can be seen as a clear indication for the crowning ceremony being held for him. The tenth house aspect could support Williams` motivation do a good job here and subdue his personal needs to the demands of duty.
Although the overall constellation may indicate that William might be ready to take over responsibility for serving as a king and trying to do a good job it does not stand for feeling at home or having one´s own space and territory. It rather indicates someone standing in public territory and being fully exposed to the demands of his job.
Birth Chart for the Duchess of Cambridge Catherine Elizabeth Middleton, 9 January 1982 at 12:00 (see astro.com), Reading, UK
If the birth time for Prince Williams wife Catherine Middleton should be correct the following interpretation could be used to understand her position at Buckingham Palace:
Because the coordinate in the last degrees of Cancer falls in the fourth house in her birth chart she has a good aspect for feeling at home here as a possible Queen. This aspect may support her in family life and having children as well as in helping to ground her husband here. Scorpio stimulates the sixth and the seventh house in her birth chart and may support her in public appearances and in being open to the demands of her job.
Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge the first child of Prince William and the Duchesse of Cambridge was born at full Moon two days ago with four planets plus the position of the Lilith in the water sign Cancer. I consider Cancer to represent the main indicator of the celtic roots of english culture.
The Sun sign of the child in Cancer and the Ascendant in Scorpio are equal to the two astrogeographical coordinates of Buckingham Palace for radius/field level 3. This could indicate that the child has an intense and deeply rooted relationship not only to the site of the royal palace but also to the throne and kingdom. Nevertheless this relationship is not to be considered as easy because the two coordinates support the eight (Cancer) and the eleventh houses in the boy`s birth chart. The position of Buckingham Palace in the first degrees of Scorpio falls on the position of Saturn in the eleventh house so that there is reason to assume that the child might be willing and ready to fullfill all duties here. But of course this constellation is not really an indicator of having fun, fullfilling personal dreams and desires and enjoying life here.
For Leo ascendant as in the case of Prince Charles Cancer falls in the 12th house of a birth chart. This aspect does not stand for the position of a king here, but rather for a situation for a person who would or would have to withdraw his rights in favour of someone else. The position in Scorpio stimulates the fourth house and could indicate that he might feel at home at Buckingham Palace or at least feel deeply rooted in the royal family. For his Leo ascendant it may help and be good for him not to renounce his rights and to take over the role of the king for some time, although he may not have such great potential for serving as an advertising medium for the royal family such as William and Catherine.
Although the given birth time is rather uncertain King Richard I. the Lionheart`s constellation at the Royal Court in Westminster (Scorpio-Leo) is really remarkable because it contains both the two most personal aspects for indvidually representing the inheritance of a king: the first house aspect which makes one a personal representative of the throne and the fourth house which stands for actual individual, personal karmic rootedness in the royal inheritance here. Although he spent most of his time as a king far away from the royal headquarters his deep rootedness in the topics of the place is remarkable.
Richard`s brother John`s constellation at the site of Westminster Palace (Scorpio-Leo) is almost as archetypal but for a different aspect: it falls in the 2nd house – house of possessing land and throne and in house 5 – the house of kingdom. This constellation of his kingdom is in fact really dominat and auspiscious for his personality although not directed to his representing the kingdom as a person as in the case of his elder brother Richard. The 2nd house aspect would have made him the actual ruler over the territory while the 5th house aspect stands for a situation where one could really feel as the personal king (alpha animal) at the court. But the Moon in Taurus located in house 11 in his birth chart – which as the ruler of the ascendant is the most important planet in his chart is in aspects of extreme tension to the coordinates of Westminster. The indication here is that his personality (Moon as ruler of Cancer AC) though focussed on material profit and possession of land (Taurus) has the karmic topic of a quest for self-finding before reaching his aims.