Tragedy struck Prince William with his mother's death and tragedy left him with the passing years and the discovery of love. Little did he realize that his future wife was born a Capricorn, six months his senior on Jan 9 1982 at Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading.
Perhaps it was her fashionable black dress that found his gaze, but what did the planets between Catherine 'Kate' Middleton, now known as the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William conspire to create?
Let's look at the royal romance from their midpoint astrology synastry aspects. While the exact time of Kate's birth is not known, we'll focus on the slower moving, more potent planets. For this reason, her moon and Ascendant are not shown
The most striking synastry midpoint is Kate's Mercury-Jupiter-Venus that midpoints Will's Mars-Uranus and his Venus-Saturn. This is a complicated set of midpoints so let's take each one by one.
Her Mercury on his Mars-Uranus will bring logic to his (Mars) energy and sharpen his (Uranus) uniqueness.
Next Jupiter midpoints the same two planets and expands his energy by creating teamwork or deepening a philosophy that is well suited to the expectations of royalty. The ineffective use of this midpoint is arrogance and intolerance.
Last, Venus on his Mars-Uranus brings love, creativity and refinement to his energy and development.
The same combo to his Venus-Saturn a midpoint representing enduring love and disciplined creativity has a different result. Mercury brings a thinking approach to love and creativity while Jupiter bestows patience, duty, and philosophy to the union.
This is a very pleasant mix of aspects that should create a harmonious but lively marriage. A deeper philosophic connection with Jupiter is also a key that supports this foundation. We'll know in time.