HRH Prince Andrew has dodgy taste when it comes to friendship. Right now he must really be regretting the day Ghislaine Maxwell introduced him to billionaire child molester Jeffrey Epstein. Now he finds himself embroiled in a distasteful scandal.
One current transit to his chart illustrates just how dangerous so-called beneficial planets can be.
Andrew has Leo rising, appropriately for Prince of the royal blood. So he is currently having a Jupiter transit to the ascendant. Good, one might think, the “greater benefic” coming to play. In fact it’s absolutely ghastly, exposing the private man to the public gaze. Furthermore Jupiter is currently conjunct his natal Uranus Rising. In other words his status as royal outsider and rebel has been emphasised.
Having a reputation which earned him the nickname Randy Andy when he was in the Royal Navy may have been dashing in a young man. But sex with underage girls in middle age is outside the pale.
With all those planets in the sixth house the prince certainly has a sense of duty and responsibility. But that Uranus rising just keeps on getting him into trouble.
Pluto is exactly transiting his natal Saturn in the sixth. The very rules and foundation of his job are under attack and probably finished. The square from transiting Uranus in the ninth house of the media makes the whole thing horribly public.
With Pluto opposite his Sun on the day he was born and the Moon in Scorpio, plus a conjunction of Venus and Mars in earthy Capricorn, the Prince is a man of deep passions, with lusty carnal desire. He’s also always been a risk taker: he’s got Jupiter in its own sign Sagittarius in the past of gambling.
All this has made him especially vulnerable to blackmail.
Saturn, who makes us pay for what we have done before, just moved into this house of gambling, flings and recreational sex. What is more his children are probably mighty pissed off with him (also shown here). Saturn is also squaring his Sun, right now and returned to the same spot where it was when he married Sarah Ferguson. It’s only recently gone over his Moon — I wonder what happened there. How was he forced to take emotional responsibility?
Saturn will carry on squaring his Sun for most of this year.
Neptune — the illusionist– passed over his Sun a few years ago but he is still in a Neptunian phase. He may be getting bad advice. The incidents were said to have taken place between 1999-2002, when Neptune was in Aquarius, applying to the angle of relationships. The rebel Uranus, such a dangerous planet for a Prince who wants to do his duty, was right on his Chiron at the time and in his house of partnership. That can be kinky.
That Pisces Sun does have tendencies both for nostalgie de la boue too. Although currently it’s the Pisces attraction to martyrdom that’s likely to be foregrounded.
Transiting Chiron, planet of pain, is right on his Mercury in Pisces. Has he had a nail driven through his tongue?
Maybe it’s time Andrew abandoned his so-called friends and explained what they have all been up to. Uranus has not even reached the top of his chart yet, and when it does, we may all get an even bigger shock.