Since they met in the early 1970s, Charles and Camilla (now the King and Queen Consort of England) knew they belonged together. They both love the great outdoors and championing social causes. He finds her captivating; she gets his oddball sense of humor, and always has a comforting word for him. He likely would have married her then, if he hadn’t shipped off for the Navy – and if royal protocol hadn’t demanded she be a virgin. They had to wait over thirty years to finally be able to tie the knot.
Now they find themselves in a strange, transitional time in which all of England is mourning the Queen, who was like their beloved grandma. Many Brits thought they’d never see the day that Charles would take the throne, with Millie by his side. Some still mourn their adored Princess Diana (the 25-year anniversary of her death just occurred on Aug. 31), and resent that Charles never loved her the way he clearly loves his current wife. Others think Charles unsuitable to be king, that he lacks charisma and is too sensitive to be a good ruler. Yet no matter where you stand on the issue, you have to admit that there’s something poetic about Charles and his long-time love embarking on this grand adventure together.
Astrologically speaking, Charles and Camilla are a match made in heaven. Her Cancer Sun closely trines his Scorpio Sun; their essential selves are in harmony. And, her Cancer Moon sextiles his Taurus Moon, ensuring emotional rapport. They both have royal Leo rising, within one degree, bestowing physical compatibility and a brave, united front. And, her Gemini Mars trine his Libra Venus brings sparkle, wit, and romantic rapport. Best of all, her Jupiter conjuncts his Scorpio Sun – together, they are a powerful, regenerative force – which may be a boon to their fractured family as they attempt to move forward.
The King and Queen Consort are an apt symbol for the Libra New Moon (Sept. 25, 2:54 P.M. PDT), which champions love in its many forms. Falling on the heels of the powerful, season-shifting Equinox just three days earlier, the Sun and Moon in Libra are seeking balance, harmony and justice. New (or renewed) ways of relating are supported now. This is a powerful time to reconnect with or recommit to whatever brings you closer to your most beloved goals. Notice I’m using “re” words here – don’t forget that Mercury is retrograde until Oct. 8. The Winged Messenger is now back in Virgo, a sign it rules, and conjoins Venus in late Virgo at this lunation (not far from the early degree Libra Sun and Moon). That Virgo pairing is creative and thoughtful; it also reminds us to dot our i’s and cross our t’s before sending things out or making assumptions, as well as to be service and have humility in all our undertakings.
Yet this New Moon also opposes jaunty Jupiter in let’s-do-it Aries. That gives it a strong dose of fire and momentum, but also impatience, since Jupiter is retrograde. Backward planets remind us to honor the past in our quest for the new, and to take things slowly to avoid frustration. One hopes the royal couple does just that. Perhaps it’s good that King Charles’ coronation is still a few months away. At 73, Charles is the oldest person ever to assume the British throne – and who knows how long his reign will be, or how it will pan out. At least he’s setting forth on this momentous voyage with his sweetheart by his side.
What “royal” adventure might you undertake at this New Moon? What group of people could use your fair but loving words to return to harmony? What long-delayed creative project might you look at with fresh eyes and recommit to? Whether or not you’re blessed to be with the love of your life, I wish you tremendous luck pursuing whatever ideals matter most to you, at this powerful Equinox/New Moon portal.