The Duke and Duchess Of Sussex became parents for the first time today when Meghan gave birth to a baby boy - Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. He was born in London at 5:26am.
Archie has his Sun in the sign of Taurus - like his great-grandmother The Queen and his cousins, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. This is also the Moon sign of his father Prince Harry as well as his grandfather Prince Charles, so a strong link from Archie to both. Taurus people are very in touch with their senses and they seek the simple pleasures in life - food, comfort and music all play a big role in their lives. It's highly possible that he will have musical talent and also share his grandfather's passion for horticulture and the natural world. Security and stability are immensely important to Taureans, so if it's true that Harry and Meghan will be low-profile royals, that bodes well for Archie's private life.
Born just before sunrise, Archie's Ascendant is the same as his Sun sign - Taurus. This emphasises his Sun sign. The natal Sun is positioned in sector one of his chart. This will imbue him with natural leadership qualities and he will be keen to leave his mark on the world. He will be independent, pioneering and enthusiastic. With his natal Moon in the sign of Gemini, Archie will be very intuitive and know what people are thinking. This young man will have the ability to greatly influence others through speech and the written word.
Natal Mercury in Aries will give Archie a quick, decisive mind - although he may be rather impulsive. In a positive trine aspect to Jupiter, he will have a brilliant sense of humour, and be eager to expand his mind through education and travel. Extremely articulate, it's highly likely he will speak several languages. Mercury in conjunction with Uranus shows that Archie will be very forward-looking with great originality. This aspect is often described as 'the mind of the genius' - so definitely very clever indeed.
With natal Venus in the sign of Aries, Archie will be refined, charming and socially dynamic. In a trine to Jupiter, he will be able to handle anyone in any situation. Venus forms several square aspects (Saturn, Pluto, Nodes & Midheaven) in this chart which indicates stressful relationships and rivalry in partnerships.
With Mars in the sign of Gemini, Archie will have a great passion for words and will be a very adept communicator. Debating will be a talent and he will use his sharp wit to win arguments. Nervousness and restlessness could be a problem, so he will require plenty of outlets for his pent up energy. Mentally assertive and competitive, he will speak his mind forcefully and bluntly. Mars in opposition to Jupiter shows that Archie will be confident with a competitive spirit and a very positive attitude.
Natal Saturn in conjunction with Pluto is a rare aspect which only occurs every 34 years. Under this planetary influence, Archie could experience hardship at an early age. This could be because of very strict rules, or some kind of control, oppression or obstacle during his younger years. As a result of this, it's likely that he will grow up very quickly and be mature beyond his years. This planetary combination does indicate a possible struggle in early childhood.
Archie will learn patience, self-reliance and resourcefulness. He will have the kind of character to face problems head on more easily than most. His strong survival instinct will keep him going. Self discipline and a strong work ethic will lead to a successful career. Marked achievements are likely and he will hold a position of authority or leadership that is not necessarily connected to the Royal Family. Archie will possess remarkable powers of endurance and show great dedication.
Archie is part of the new generation of babies born with Uranus in the sign of Taurus. The last generation to have this influence were born in 1941. Therefore, he will be highly influential in the future of this planet.