It was early morning on the 22nd of July, 2013, and just so we’re all on the same page, I am very much NOT a morning person.
I was made aware of this ungodly hour when my phone terrorized me out of a sound sleep by abruptly ringing in a most unexpected manner.
The clock-radio may have been announcing to the world it was the early morning of the 22nd but the pitch black of pre-dawn that still covered everything just beyond my bedroom window was telling me the world was still somewhere at the tail end of the 21st.
I fumbled for my cellular, grimacing while my eyes remained clamped shut.
“Zum-un bahtr bih dad.” (translated into waking English, “Someone better be dead.”) I heard myself growl into the phone.
“Dead? More like about to be born.” the caller semi-giggled.
Gauging how perkily awake the voice on the other end of the phone was compared to my heavy-with-sleep garbled gibberish, it could only be my friend, Victoria, Philly girl and one of the biggest fans of the British Royal Family on this side of the pond.
“Sorry in advance for the wake-up call, but I wanted to give you a West Coast “heads up”, The Duchess of Cambridge has officially gone into labor.”, Victoria excitedly informed me.
“What’s the projected guestimate for the birth, so I can have my stopwatch pre-prepped and vigilantly propped under thumb?” I mumbled in jest with my eyes remaining closed.
“They say the birth could be anytime today or tomorrow.”
Realizing the date, my eyes snapped open.
“That baby will be born today, I guarantee it.”, I exclaimed.
“Because the Sun will be going into Leo, right?”, Victoria asked.
“No. Because the Sun will be staying in Cancer.”, I replied.
Thus it came to pass that George Alexander Louis, The Prince of Cambridge, first son born unto William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and 3rd in succession from the House of Windsor to the throne of Great Britain was born on the 22nd of July, 2013 at 4:24 PM GMT in London.
Many a non-Brit residing on the left side of the pond might be asking themselves what the big deal is, given babies are born every day, why should it matter whether one arrives on the last day of Cancer or the first day of Leo?
As this 3 part series will show, the birth of England’s Little Prince is quite the big deal worth writing about both astrologically and karmicly. The entrance of the Royal Family’s first born in the 21st century is an event of noteworthy astrological significance by virtue of his birth representing a history making beginning along with it signifying the finalized ending of a karmic cycle which reaches back across some 5 royal generations.
Prince George’s birth marks the beginning of a new generation of royals born into the 21st century and signifies that a chain of unresolved familial karma going as far back to the turn of the 20th century has finally been made complete.
In order to back up the declaration of royal karmic completion mentioned above, a tale must be told which takes us back across the span of well over a century ago.
The Matrimonial Madness of King Edward
The Royal Family’s tale of unresolved karma begins at the end of the 19th century on June 23rd, 1894, with the birth of Prince George’s great-great grand uncle, a King born beneath the sign of Cancer named Edward VIII.
The two things which motivate a Cancer most are the concepts of “Home” and “Family” and the two concepts take on an altogether different level of importance when a Cancerian is born into royalty. Not only is every member of the Cancer’s family steeped with high societal status when they are royal, it is expected that the blue-blooded Crab shall continue his or her noble lineage by making a family of their own with others who are of royal descent as well. This is especially so when the Cancerian concepts of Home and Family are royally elevated to now include majestic palaces, vast estates, as well as an empire’s worth of loyal subjects.
With that in mind, imagine the disbelieving shock when the newly crowned King of England, Edward VIII, informs his family, government, and subjects in 1937 that he would be marrying not only a commoner, but a foreign divorcee who wasn’t even a subject within his own Kingdom.
The Cancerian King had fallen madly in love with a previously married and twice divorced socialite, Wallis Simpson, and saw no harm in marrying the American beauty and making her his Queen.
But the members of both Parliament and Edward’s Family royally begged to differ.
Embracing every aspect of the woman he openly loved, Edward VIII consciously chose to walk away from his royal sand castle as the reigning King Crab over all of England upon his decision to abdicate the throne in order to marry his non-English, non-royal wife.
The former King and his spouse supposedly lived happily ever after despite being banished from England and forced to quietly live on a remote Caribbean island that was territorily British.
The Karmic Reign of the Girl never meant to be Queen
Abdicating the throne was as much a planned event on King Edward’s agenda as losing a head was for each of the wives of another Cancerian English King who was the 8th version of his namesake as well, Henry. In other words, no one saw it coming.
After Edward, the next in line to England’s throne was the abdicator’s younger brother, a Sagittarian with a serious stuttering problem named Albert. Being immediately crowned King following the abdication, Prince Albert, or “Bertie” as he was privately called, took a name different from his own at his coronation.
Knowing how much influence his sovereign title would have over the morale of his people, the shy and publically awkward Prince chose a ruling name that by its succinct shortness, implied strength. Plus it was easy to spell and its definition in ancient Greek of “farmer” or “he who works the land“, projected a sense of grounded stability. The Prince’s new choice of ruling name also hearkened back to a calmer, less dramatically shocking time when the monarch who last bore it, the Prince’s father, was England’s reigning sovereign.
Upon being crowned ruler of Great Britain, Prince Albert became King George VI.
According to Prince George’s parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge didn’t specifically name their son George in honor of George VI, they simply like the name. Royal biographer and historian, Robert Lacey, begs to differ: “George is obviously a tribute to the Queen’s father and will, I imagine, give Her Majesty great pleasure.”
Your astrological author could not more royally concur.
The first thing King George’s wife, Elizabeth, did as Queen Consort, was to search every workable solution possible that could be found for her spouse’s severe stuttering and stammering problem that was exasperated whenever he had to speak in public.
Some of you may already be well versed in that particular royal venture, given its dramatic film depiction won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2010, along with Best Actor, a film otherwise known as, “The King’s Speech”.
Monarchies are made of bloodlines and the passing of a monarchy’s rulership is an inherently masculine thing. The heir to England’s throne has for centuries been the reigning monarch’s closest male relation by blood.
But what to do if there is no royal dudeage, common dudes?
Just as no one saw it coming that Edward’s brother, George would be crowned King of England, no one ever imagined that England’s bloodline of rulership would be determined after George’s reign by his royal offspring of the non-dude variety.
In other Y-chromosome lacking words, King George VI had no sons. He and Elizabeth bore two daughters, the youngest named Margaret, and the eldest who shared the same name as the female ruler that was forced to reign England the previous time this male heir glitch had gotten royally screwed up in the distant past, Elizabeth.
Some of you may know her as England’s current ruling monarch that just happens to have the longest reign in British History, Her Royal Highness and Prince George’s great-grandmama, Queen Elizabeth II.
The Queen’s birth is heavily steeped with karmic significance given Britain’s current ruler was born with one of the rarest of all karmic configurations – an unaspected Sun.
When a planet has no interacting angles, or aspects, with any of the other heavenly bodies of our Solar System, it is said to be “unaspected”. The unaspected planet is a marking of high karmic significance due to that planet’s themes being a source of major contention for the person born when the planet is unaspected. Should that person consistently work at integrating and not avoiding the problematic issues related to the unaspected planet’s themes, the influences associated with the unaspected planet may reveal themselves to actually be highly blessed or noteworthy characteristics of inner strength over the course of that person’s life.
A heavenly body being unaspected is a marking of high karmic significance, but by far, the rarest of unaspected occurrences is when the heavenly body in question is the Sun. In between planet Earth and the Sun (which in astrology is called a planet), are two heavenly bodies: Venus and Mercury. The Sun is almost always never unaspected due to the center of our Solar System being in some form of aspect with either of the “inner orbital” planets.
As a planet, the areas of Life associated with the astrological Sun are: one’s sense of self, one’s ego, one’s inner confidence, and fascinatingly, one’s father. When realizing the Sun is the planetary ruler of the royal sign of Leo, another Solar area of Life that is usually of no concern to most, but in this karmic case is applicable, given the person with the unaspected Sun in question is a woman who was not initially intended to become Queen: one’s royal right or one’s authority over rulership.
Queen Elizabeth will not be remembered as one of England’s most emotionally open of monarchs but your author allots Britain’s current sovereign more space than royally usual when considering her history both literally and karmicly. The woman has lived through a World War where as a teenager numerous enemy bombs were launched directly at her and her family. Not too long afterwards, Elizabeth was faced with the burden of becoming England’ royal ruler and forever under public scrutiny at the age of 26 following her father’s untimely death in 1952 at the early age of 57.
When realizing Elizabeth’s extremely rare and highly karmic unaspected Sun is positioned in the Cancerian House of Family, Past, and Heritage, it is this author’s most humble opinion to believe that the girl who wasn’t meant to be Queen has done quite the smashing job performing her duties, both of the royal and karmic varieties.
The Royal Karmic Chain continues in the 2nd installment of this series by introducing a hitherto unmentioned Royal Family member whose influence stands to significantly affect the karmic growth and evolution of England’s Little Prince.
You may have heard of her – George’s grandmother, a princess named Diana.
*Brad Kronen’s book “Love in the Stars” published by Llewellyn Worldwide, Inc. is available for purchase at your local book seller or online at amazon.com at the link listed below.