Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the safe delivery of their son, a prince for the nation.
This is history in the making. For the first time in 120 years three heirs to the throne are alive at the same time and this is a brief astrological profile of the youngest addition to the Royal House of Windsor.
The new prince arrived just in time to make him a sun sign Cancer, the same as his father Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge. The baby prince’s sun sits in the very last degree of Cancer at 29 degrees 59 minutes and 3 seconds. Cancerians are noted for being private individuals, yet having a very strong sense of family and country, often taking an interest in history. If you look at his birth chart you’ll see that his Cancerian Sun sits in his 8th house, which is ruled by Scorpio, the same as his ascendant. This will add emphasis to his need for privacy, and to some make him appear introvert and distant. You’ll see the prince but find it difficult to decipher the man inside.
Prince Charles is a sun sign Scorpio with his sun in the 4th house ruled by Cancer, so the young prince will have similar traits to his grandfather; although he has greater similarities to his uncle Prince Harry who has his natal Virgo Sun in his 8th house.
One of the characteristics of a Scorpio ascendant is that they consider all of their options before making a move and rarely jump into action quickly. They are watchers and like to suss things out first, being circumspect and cautious. When presenting his infant son on the steps of the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London earlier today the Duke of Cambridge (Prince William) said, “I’ll remind him later in life of his tardiness in keeping you waiting.” The young prince will always take a little bit of extra time before stepping forwards, so it won’t be the last time the press are kept waiting.
The bulk of the young prince’s first house is Sagittarius so once he’s out and about he’ll enjoy fresh air and sports. Sagittarius’ ruling planet Jupiter is conjunct Mars in Cancer in his 8th house indicating that as he grows up property and investment will appeal to him, as well as sports and fighting for his country. He will hold the strong principle of protecting his people. In this respect we find a similarity between the young prince and his uncle Prince Harry as they both have strong military traits in their charts. Just like Prince Harry the young prince won’t always show his hand concerning his military activities, but he’ll feel compelled to become involved in whichever manner possible.
Following through with another strong Windsor family trait we see that the young prince has his Moon in Capricorn in the 2nd house. The 2nd house is ruled by Taurus and the Royal Family have extremely strong Taurean traits. His father, The Duke of Cambridge, has Venus in Taurus, Prince Harry has Moon in Taurus, Prince Charles has Moon in Taurus and The Queen is a Sun sign Taurus.
The Moon in Capricorn holds strong emotional ties to being of value to others and of others being of value. They do not take fools lightly and don’t approve of laziness, or of people who don’t try and have a go and make something of themselves. They don’t mind if you fail, because at least you had a go. The young prince will always be stubborn in his principles, but will often feel conflicted about what he wants versus what others want from him. This is shown by his Moon opposite his Sun, across the 2nd to 8th houses. He will take duty in his stride because he is a Cancerian and the country will become his family, but sometimes he will feel that people demand just a little too much from him. He will most likely compensate through an interest food, phases of over-indulgence, buildings/architecture, and separating his home life from the public.
His natal Venus sits in Virgo in his 9th house and this will give him a natural curiosity in philosophy, ethics, foreign countries and debate. He will enjoy analysing foreign policies and when it comes to choosing a life partner will be extremely fussy.
With a very strong grand trine between Neptune in Pisces 3rd house, Saturn Scorpio 11th house and Jupiter conj Mars 8th house he will be a master of playing to the crowd and yet also keep himself private. As he grows older he will hold great authority and people will feel his presence as something strong yet mysterious. Only a few people will truly get to know him well.
As well as his strong political traits the young prince also has a leaning towards the arts as shown by his Neptune in its ruling sign of Pisces in his 3rd house. This will give him a pleasant way with people and a strong sense of the romantic. In his youth he may well enjoy photography, but his main artistic interest will probably lean towards architecture and sculpture.
His Uranus in Aries in the 4th will give him a restless nature, and as it forms a T square with his Pluto in Capricorn 2nd house and Mercury in Cancer 8th house there’s an idea that he’s always searching for his spiritual home, and most certainly would want any home that he lives in to be exactly as he would like it to be. Kings don’t build castles these days, but this young prince will have high ideals, and truly believe that every man should have the right to his own castle; a place that no other man can intrude upon.
This young prince is so very much a royal prince, carrying through many of the house of Windsor’s strong family traits. Unfortunately we don’t have the Duchess of Cambridge’s birth time, so it’s very difficult to assess how many of her family traits follow through as we don’t have the astrological houses.
What we can see if that Duchess of Cambridge is a sun sign Capricorn and the little prince has his Moon in Capricorn immediately showing a strong bond between mother and child. Her Cancerian Moon will sit somewhere near his Mercury in Cancer outlining a tender communication between them throughout their lives.
Between the Duke of Cambridge and his new son we see alignments indicating friendship, as with The Duke of Cambridge’s natal Cancerian Sun sextile his infant’s Venus, and the infant’s Moon trine his father’s Venus. This is deeply moving as it shows that whatever happens in their lives they will always be there for each other.