With the grand Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II, it seems like a suitable time to look at her chart. She has quite the chart that is very suited for royalty. This celebration marks the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s accession to the throne. Here is a little history on her before we look at her chart.
She has the distinction of being the longest-reigning British monarch, the longest-serving female head of state, the longest-reigning current monarch and the oldest incumbent head of state. This is the first time that a British monarch has lived long enough to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. The British government announced that it was going to put on a "once-in-a-generation show" that will "mix the best of British ceremonial splendor and pageantry with cutting-edge artistic and technological displays". They are putting on a grand show, indeed.
Her ascension to the throne came about due to unusual circumstances. In 1936, the British Empire had a constitutional crises when King Edward VIII proposed to Wallis Simpson. She was a divorced American socialite who was in the process of a second divorce when she met King Edward. At the time, the Church of England did not allow divorced people to remarry if their ex-spouses were still alive. Their marriage was strongly opposed by the government. It was subsequently decided that Edward could not marry Wallis Simpson and still remain King. Edward maintained that he loved her and would marry her as soon as her second divorce was finalized, which is what he did. As a result, he abdicated and was given the title of Duke of Windsor. Edward and Wallis Simpson did get married with their marriage lasting for 35 years until his death.
Edward was succeeded by his brother Albert, who became King George VI. This gave Elizabeth a direct line of succession to the throne. In 1947, she married Philip Mountbatten, a former Prince of Greece and Denmark. They were happily married for 73 years until his death in 2021. I watched his funeral during the pandemic. The Queen sat by herself. Her head bowed sadly during the service. It was heartbreaking for me to watch.
They had four children: Charles, Prince of Wales; Princess Anne; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.
Elizabeth was only 25 years old when her father, King George VI, died and she ascended to the throne. She immediately reigned over seven independent Commonwealth countries, managed political challenges with Northern Ireland and the decolonizing of African countries. She also managed Brexit.
It is because of her 70 years of steadfast loyalty to the UK and the entire Commonwealth that support for the monarchy remains strong. Queen Elizabeth is extremely popular to this day. An interesting note is that Queen Elizabeth was home schooled. Quite amazing since she is the leader of 30% of the world's population.
Now let’s take a look at her royal chart.
It’s not a surprise that Queen Elizabeth has an extraordinary chart. Her chart has what I call having Perfect Geometry. She was born on April 21, 1926, at 2:40 am in London, England. Her Sun is in stable Taurus, her Moon in the leadership sign of Leo with a determined Capricorn rising sign.
The angles in her chart form an arrow pointing to Saturn in her 11th house. Saturn is without a doubt the most important planet in her chart. Saturn is the planet of arduous work, diligence and longevity. The taskmaster seems to have done his job because she is the only British monarch to reach the Platinum Jubilee status.
Astrology is all about reading the geometry between the planets at the moment and place of birth. Queen Elizabeth has what I’ve named Perfect Geometry. All of her red lines, or challenges, form what is called a T-Square. All of her blue lines, or talents, form a perfect triangle, which is called a Grand Trine. Her chart is clean because she has no other angles other than the big arrow.
Let’s get to know Saturn a bit. He is the planet of discipline and responsibility. The 11th house relates to society or humanity. Saturn is in Scorpio, which is usually private. Queen Elizabeth has had thousands of meetings behind closed doors discussing issues affecting her subjects. Saturn isn’t a social planet. His job is to manage situations and get things done.
One other thing of note in the Queen’s chart. She has the South Node exactly on her rising sign. Both of the Nodes are called Karmic Indicators and explain what we’re brought into this lifetime. The North Node brings destiny and talents. The South Node brings lessons that we want to release. It is part of her theme of not being about to accomplish her personal dreams and instead handle the relentless responsibility of being the head of state. Even though her life is glamourous in a way, it’s still very controlling.
Now let’s look at the red lines, or life challenges first. These angles form a perfect square with Saturn at the apex. In her 1st and 2nd houses are Mars and Jupiter in Aquarius. Mars is action or stress. Jupiter is associated with royalty. Aquarius usually loves independence and freedom. But her independence has been controlled by stern Saturn. Any personal projects or goals she has couldn’t be accomplished because of her duty as a Queen.
At the other end of this opposition is Neptune in her 8th house of other people’s money. Her primary responsibility is as head of state. Neptune can feel unsure or forgotten if it isn’t living it’s true purpose. Once again, Saturn replaced any personal goals with responsibility. Her job is to the Queen and not to live out her personal dreams.
In summary of her red lines: Queen Elizabeth’s lifetime challenge is to put aside her personal ambitions and accept the duty of being Queen.
Now let’s look at her incredible Grand Trine. Once again, we have to start with Saturn. One of the blue angles goes down to the 3rd house of communication. She has Uranus and Mercury conjunct, although they are in different signs. Uranus produces great ideas, especially since he’s next to Mercury in Aries. Mercury brings intelligence and Aries has something to say. She is sharp and alert, even in her advanced years.
The third point of the triangle goes to Pluto and the North Node both in the sign of Cancer. Pluto depicts power and the North Node is her destiny. She was born to do this. The sign of Cancer relates to family and society. She is the essence of a matriarch with this combination of planets. The triangle goes back to Saturn, her main planet of duty and responsibility. As Queen, she has managed very well.
In summary of her blue lines: Queen Elizabeth’s talent is being responsible and to communicate well in a position of power.
To summarize her chart: Queen Elizabeth is here to sacrifice her personal aspirations and instead become the most influential matriarch in history.
It was a pleasure to write about Queen Elizabeth. I respect her for all her dedication, her kindness and sense of humor. Long live the Queen!