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Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch, died on September 8, 2022, at 96. This event marks a new era for the citizens of England. The symbolic significance of the English monarchy appears to be gaining further strength through the use of mass media. The coronation of Queen Elizabeth 70 years ago was the first televised coronation. Her funeral and the proclamation of a new monarch in England is a profitable media event in many countries. Lulled by the mainstream and pomp, we may forget that the symbolic significance of the British monarchy may have a different dimension for other parts of the world that are less dominated by whites. I can refer the reader to the video from Democracy Now “Roundtable: Amid Tributes to Queen Elizabeth, Deadly Legacy of British Colonialism Cannot Be Ignored”
In any case, it is exciting for an astrologer to view events against the backdrop of the art she practices. So I write down my astrological reflections here and limit myself to Queen Elisabeth in the context of mundane astrology.
Aries Ingress 2022 for London
When I heard the news of Queen Elizabeth's passing, I instantly remembered the 2022 Aries ingress horoscope set for London. Knowing her birth chart, against the background of her age and the 70th anniversary of her reign, this Aries Ingress set alarm bells.
The Moon Nodes in the Ingress chart fall across the MC-IC axis at 25 degrees of Taurus and Scorpio. The MC-IC axis in the natal chart of Queen holds the same degrees: 25 Scorpio for MC and 25 Taurus for IC. The South Node, which traditionally signifies malefic influences, is closely conjunct to her natal MC and Saturn. While MC is the point that relates to the profession, Saturn is the ruler of her Ascendant. This configuration has a malefic influence on the vitality and visibility of the Queen. Immediately we know that the period starting from March 2022 will be critical to the monarchy.
In the horoscope of Aries Ingress, the ruler of the 10th house, Venus, represents the monarch. Venus is weak because she is besieged between the two natural malefics Mars and Saturn. More significantly, Venus applies to Saturn. Saturn rules the turned 8th house, the house of the monarch's death, and squares the MC and the nodal axis.
Lunar Eclipse of May 2022
The Lunar Eclipse at 25 Scorpio, which followed approximately two months after the Aries-Ingress, further aggravated the above testimonies. Eclipses are New or Full Moons that happen on or near the ecliptical degrees of the Moon Nodes. They cause the darkening of the luminaries and, depending on their configurations with other parts of a horoscope, signify strong influences astrologically. We see here that Saturn in Aquarius squares the Lunar Eclipse.
The horoscope of the solar eclipse interweaves tightly with the horoscope of the Aries Ingress and the Queen's natal horoscope. The aspects reiterate so much that you may feel that I am repeating myself in the following lines. But actually, it is an interesting repetition of the configurations. So let's take a look.
Lunar Eclipse conjuncts the 4th cusp of the Ingress chart and its South node in the 4th house. It also conjuncts the MC and Saturn in the Queen's natal horoscope. The Saturn from the eclipse chart conjuncts the Ingress-Saturn, which signifies the Monarch's death. Eclipse-Saturn and Ingress-Saturn are just 4° apart. Both square Queen's natal Saturn on the cusp of the 10th house and conjunct the natal Mars in her 1st house of vitality; Mars is ruling her MC.
Another interesting fact is that this eclipse horoscope for London is a sunrise horoscope. So that is another signification of change that brings the possibility of the Monarch's death and the end of her reign.
Prince Charles, Aries Ingress, and Lunar Eclipse
Prince Charles’ natal chart plays interestingly into all this. His natal Sun is on the 4th cusp of the Ingres horoscope, depicting him as “opposite” to the monarch. I read that as a “shadow monarch” since the 4th house is a dark, invisible house. We know that he has taken some duties from the Queen in the months preceding her death.
The lunar eclipse in May 2022 is aligned with his natal Sun-Moon opposition. The Sun is the ruler of his Ascendant, and the Moon in the 10th house represents his mother, the Queen. The eclipse marks the change in his worldly status from Prince to King. Charle's natal horoscope carries the possibility of gaining status through a loss, which is related to the symbolism of the Moon and its rulership over the 12th house.
Queen's natal chart suggests a similar potential. Mars, the ruler of her 10th house, is in conjunction with Jupiter, the ruler of the 12th. Loss and professional advancement are related here too. Elevated Saturn plays into the symbol of her father, whose death promoted her to a Queen.
Libra Ingress 2022, Charles natal, Eclipse October 2022
The upcoming Libra Ingress is astrologically interesting as well: the angles have almost the same degrees as the angles in King Charles’ birth chart. His 10th house Moon falls in the 10th house of the Ingress chart. The Libra ingress symbolically fits his promotion to king and affirms it.
The 10th and the 4th houses of the Libra-Ingress are debilitated. They hold the Moon Nodes squared by Saturn from the angular 7th house. This Saturn at the Bendings illustrates the current situation in England well, at least as far as I am familiar with it. The South Node in the 4th house of Ingress can suggest the diminishing resources and supplies for the nation, which come from the ground, including the gas supplies needed for electricity. (1) Saturn is in the house that signifies international conflicts, which reflects the conflict with Russia over the war in Ukraine and its influences.
Another testimony corroborating the crisis awaiting Charles is the upcoming solar eclipse in October 2022. The eclipse falls in the 4th house of Ingress and opposes Charles’ natal Moon, thus corroborating the decrease in supplies and the resulting problems for the UK and the new King, at least in the period of the Liba Ingress 2022.
I may look at the UK horoscope in more detail another time. For now, I wanted to point out this fascinating connection and repetition of astrological symbolism, which all point to the same outcome and the death of Queen Elisabeth.
(1) The fourth house in mundane astrology signifies “supplies that feed the nation from underground – such as water reservoirs or the gas industry”. Deborah Houlding “The Houses. Temples of the Sky”, The Wessex Astrologer, 2006.
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