The bride, a Leo, was radiant. The groom, a Virgo, appropriately hot and a bit bothered. The crowd was many and varied. Some of the guests looked like they’d walked off the set of Brazil, in rictus for the TV cameras. There was, it appeared, a genuine cadaver at the wedding, and an actual silver witch. The address from Bishop Michael Curry was so good, it might even have impinged a little on the consciousnesses of a few.
It was a right Royal wedding. It was showbiz as usual.
The wedding celebration began at noon, but vows were exchanged at around 12.40. So the Ascendant moved from regal, glamorous Leo into Virgo — from Meghan to Harry. The Moon at 22° Cancer moved across Meghan Markle’s Cancer Ascendant during the ceremony. The Sun was exactly on the Prince’s North Node, lighting up the path of his destiny.
It’s a well-chosen moment — for the most part — especially when you look at the composite chart, that is the chart of the two of them joined together. This chart is the real key to their powerful potential as a couple. You can see their joint fame and popularity in that incredible composite Moon right on the Midheaven. That Moon is in sensitive, caring Cancer, the sign of families. On the wedding day, it was perfectly sextile to the Sun and transited by the Moon. Note also the triple conjunction of Venus, Mars and Juno — love, sex and marriage — across Libra Virgo in the composite chart. That conjunction receives an exact quincunx from transiting Uranus in Taurus (right on the Queen’s Sun). This marriage may turn some things upside down.
As for that punchy Saturn-Pluto conjunction on the Ascendant in Libra — that says one thing: power couple.
But back to the chart of the day. You can’t help seeing some glaring flaws. Venus at 29°55 Gemini could mean an ending, or that the marriage fizzles out before it begins. But I prefer to interpret that as an end to the being fancy free. Venus at this degree will have all the Gemini charms distilled — story-telling, laughter, fairytale endings. Venus moved into Cancer at 1.20pm, where at 0° she would have sailed through the composite North Node — maybe that was the harnessing of the power of love that the Bish spoke about so movingly.
The other problem is the Pluto-Lilith opposition to the Moon, or even just the Pluto Lilith conjunction, which is, in itself, a powerful combination. There may be some issues here of the “Sleeping Beauty” variety — who was not invited to the wedding? Was it the evil fairy? And who will be invited to the christening? Of course, Prince Philip did actually look like he’d struggled up from his deathbed to get there, so that could have been the Pluto. There are some issues around Lilith and the Moon — babies or no babies perhaps — also in the composite chart. It will be interesting to watch how that works out.
Harry still doesn’t look like he knows what’s hit him — judging by that composite chart, Meghan’s going to take him by the hand and make him even more famous. Let’s hope they still have the Bishop’s words ringing in their ears. I think they do, because look at that composite Venus, a powerhouse of love at 0°. (Highly political, of course….)