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Royal Rivalry or Feisty Friendship?

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UK Palace intrigue is at a fever pitch again with constant coverage from the media that include near daily updates. Brexit and international affairs will have to wait until the vital question is answered: why aren’t the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, and the newly crowned Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle getting along?

These two ladies apparently have been on a downward spiral for most of 2018 with their relationship plummeting in June when Meghan allegedly sent Kate home in tears after an argument over young Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaid’s dress fitting.

Then in November, Prince Harry and Meghan announced they were moving out of Kensington Palace where they had lived adjacent to Prince William and Kate. And in December, Buckingham Palace issued an uncharacteristic and terse press release that read: “this never happened,” referring to the bridesmaid event. So what do the planets reveal?

These two ladies apparently have been on a downward spiral for most of 2018 with their relationship plummeting in June when Meghan allegedly sent Kate home in tears after an argument over young Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaid’s dress fitting. Then in November, Prince Harry and Meghan announced they were moving out of Kensington Palace where they had lived adjacent to Prince William and Kate. And in December, Buckingham Palace issued an uncharacteristic and terse press release that read: “this never happened,” referring to the bridesmaid event. So what do the planets reveal?

Let’s look at the basic configurations in their natal or birth charts and then go deeper into a midpoint astrology — aka Cosmobiology — Synastry chart. Synastry is the unique study of love and relationships. This powerful scientific comparison examines the action and reaction two people energies have upon each other.

Kate Middleton was born with the Sun in Capricorn and the Moon in Cancer. The Sun represents vitality, energy, and self-expression in life. Capricorn’s are known for their ambition, hard work, and strong drive for security, especially for the family. The Moon, however, represents emotions and intuition — some call it “one’s soul.” And in Cancer this leads to a protective, caring nature — again with family — and may be somewhat emotional.

Kate Middleton Natal Chart

Kate Middleton Natal Chart

So how does Kate interact with other women? This includes her basic rapport and the tenor of her relationships. Let’s see what aspects her Moon — the feminine influence in her life. On the 360 degree wheel, an aspect with a close orb at 3 degrees and 59 minutes — remember astrological orbs are much looser than Cosmobiology orbs which don’t exceed 1.5 to 2 degrees — is Moon square Mars.

Moon-Mars represents emotional energy and in a strongly principled person might manifest with candid opinions. At times though, they may appear quite intolerant and overwrought. Relationships with women may be difficult and she may find company of men more harmonious.

Now Meghan Markle has her sun in Leo, which indicates power and ego and a high degree of self-expression, while her moon resides in Libra, a passive sign known for harmony, charm, and kind-heartedness. Her Moon, Saturn, and Jupiter, is tightly positioned with Saturn and lesser so with Jupiter but still falls within the 2 degree orb Cosmobiology allows for lesser planets.

Meghan Markle Natal Chart

Meghan Markle Natal Chart

This is in the Cardinal sign of Libra and gives us a keen insight about her nature. Saturn brings an austerity to the Moon emotions and relations with women. There is no drama here – just a cold simplicity that accepts life’s responsibilities. And Saturn to Jupiter means dependability, practicality, and sometimes gives a philosophic outlook known as the ‘happy worker.’ Moon Jupiter midpoint will amplify all this. Meghan Markle is known for her work ethic — sometimes rising at five AM to email her staff.

So far, we’ve looked at their natal charts and have seen that relations with other women may be trying for both. Now let’s see what a midpoint astrology Synastry reveals. Two midpoints are striking: Mercury-Jupiter at 1 degree 38 minutes and Pluto-Saturn at nearly 0 degrees!

Kate Middleton Meghan Markle Synastry

Kate Middleton Meghan Markle Synastry

Mercury-Jupiter usually means the Jupiter person (Ms. Markle) will expand or even glut the Mercury person (Ms. Middleton) with ideas and creativity, while the Mercury person responds with careful thinking or criticism. It seems the press has reported the latter, but good news stories are often hard to come by.

Now for the heavy midpoint! Pluto-Saturn means the Pluto (power) person will try to control the Saturn person’s (Ms. Markle) discipline and strength, while the Saturn person will try to fight back and lessen Pluto’s intensity.  This struggle will continue until some sort of equilibrium is reached or may separate the parties.

We’ll see how this drama unfolds in 2019. The good news is that both parties can reconcile — assuming there was an actual difference to begin with — and work to see each other’s finer points.

Kate Middleton: Born Jan 9 1982, 12:00:00 PM, GMT +00:00:00, Reading, England.
Ms. Markle: Born August 4, 1981, 4:46 AM PDT, Canoga Park, California USA.

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