Sunday, 28 July 2013

Perfect Timing

The time of birth is what makes an astrological chart unique. Nobody else will have one the same as yours. Occasionally similar, but never identical. Even twins' charts are different from each other. Combined with the other components of data essential for the calculation of an astrological chart - the date and location - your time of birth is a vital piece of information. It makes everything specific to you alone.

For example, if you were to ask someone for their year of birth, there will be millions of other people born in that same year. Ask them which month and you'll narrow it down a bit. Ask them the day and things become much clearer. Ok, you would then know which zodiac sign they were born under, but that wouldn't make them very unique. Find out the location of their birth, at which hour and minute - then you'll have everything you need to calculate their horoscope.

So, what happens next? Using the date, time and place of birth, the planets and points are calculated and a chart is constructed. This is called the birth chart, or natal chart, and it forms the basis for everything the astrologer can tell you - i.e. your personality, how compatible you are with someone else, or what lies ahead in your future. Timing is everything!

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Are You On The Cusp?

There's been a lot of confusion during the last few days as to whether the new prince - who we now know is to be called George Alexander Louis - would be born under the sign of Cancer or Leo.

Every year, when the Sun changes signs, it does so at a slightly different time of day. This means that, occasionally, the date will change too. Leo began earlier this year - on the 22nd July instead of the 23rd. So, if Prince George had been born on or after 4:56pm, he would have been a Leo, but as he arrived 32 minutes earlier, he is officially a Cancerian.

Some people think that if you're born near to the point where the Sun crosses from one sign into another that you acquire the personality traits of both signs. This is not true. You are either one or the other. If you're on the cusp and you want to know which is your actual sign, please feel free to ask me.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

The Royal Baby: New Heir To The Throne

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have just announced the arrival of their first child, a boy, who was born on Monday, 22nd July 2013 at 4:24pm in London, England.

With six planets in Water signs, the new prince will be sensitive and emotional - definitely in touch with his feelings. The Sun, Mercury, Mars and Jupiter are all in the sign of Cancer giving him a strong sense of family loyalty and a deep need to help others. He will respect his family's heritage, his country's traditions, and his own place in history.

Born under the influence of a Water Grand Trine - a very rare major planetary configuration which hasn't occurred since the mid-1920s - the new prince will be swamped by very powerful feelings. Instinct, intuition and perception will be a driving force in his attitude to life. He will be idealistic, imaginative and compassionate.

It's always interesting that, in families, people are connected astrologically, almost as if certain patterns in the parents' charts are 'inherited' - or at least reflected - in the charts of their children. The new prince is a Cancerian like his father, William - and also like his late grandmother, Diana. He was born during a Cancer/Capricorn Full Moon - just like his mother, Catherine.

The prince's natal Sun is in a positive trine aspect to his Ascendant. This indicates that he will be happy, likeable and popular. With his Ascendant in the sign of Scorpio, the prince will posses great inner strength and willpower. He will have a radiant personality which will enable him to reach out and influence many people.

Born when the Moon was in the sign of Capricorn, the prince could be quite shy and reserved during his childhood. He will be very sensitive to other people's opinions of him and he will constantly seek public approval.

Mercury in a square aspect to Uranus in the birth chart suggests quite an eccentric personality and also highly strung. However, in no way will this royal ever be considered 'out of touch' with modern attitudes and ideas as he will have a fascination with all things technological and scientific.

Mars in conjunction with Jupiter indicates someone who is open and direct, confident and decisive. A competitive outlook and great physical energy points to a love of sporting activities.

With both Mercury and Mars in an opposition aspect to Pluto, the prince will have a restless and intense mind. He will want to study in great depth anything which fascinates him, almost to the point of obsession. He will have great ambition, determination and courage, but will also be extremely stubborn  and feisty!

For the first time in many years, this newest member of the Royal Family will marry someone from another country. The new prince has an extremely dynamic chart and will become someone who, one day, will make revolutionary changes, not only within the royal household, but also throughout his kingdom.