As Pluto transits Capricorn, we will experience transformation in the Capricorn area of our charts. If our sun is in Capricorn, transformation to the basic conscious self will be occurring. Mel Gibson & Tiger Woods have started this transformation – of their public images. I planned to write about another Capricorn loss of control with Nicholas Cage, but happened upon the fact that Kate Middleton, soon-to-be wife of Prince William is a Capricorn sun.
Middleton was recently one of the six billion people walking the earth that we don’t know about. After she marries, she will be the embodiment of an historical myth – royalty. Sounds like a Pluto transformation to me. To some it might sound wonderful. To me personally, it’s a burden I would never, ever want to carry.
Middleton has sun in ambitious Capricorn and the moon in the opposite home-loving sign of Cancer. Royalty does sound like a perfect fit to this conflict – a big family that can further one’s ambitions, if needed. Prince William is a Cancer sun / Cancer moon combination, so family life and belonging is the motivating factor in his personality. Kate, with sun in Capricorn, is the stronger personality in this pair.
Prince William’s sun/moon in Cancer square Mars in Libra. If 9:03 pm is the correct birth time, he has a Sagittarius rising. Ultimately he is a people pleaser. Sun/moon in the 7th house and quite a bit in the 10th suggest he loves socializing and being popular. He will not be the person in this marriage to tell the domestic help that the silver needs polishing.
Capricorn would prefer respect over being liked, although Middleton has some conflicts there as well. My guess is that she will end up being the true power broker while trying to maintain a positive public image. As a woman I am biased that this straddling can be more difficult for women than men. I suspect when Middleton is tough, she will receive critical response. The Capricorn in her can respond quite pointedly, but the moon in Cancer and Mars in Libra will tone it down or, if the Capricorn comes out, will feel guilty and apologize.
Comparing the charts, I think Prince William wants a strong personality to be his public face. That is the area I see the greatest conflict in the marriage. Good cop, bad cop with William saying the nice things. That only leaves one person to report that, really, there is a problem here . . .
Middleton and Prince William are only six months apart in age (she is older) so their outer planets are in the same signs representing that shared generation. Pluto recently passed over their mutual Neptune in Sagittarius suggesting that any illusions they had about each other and life in general have passed. I think they are going into this marriage as clear headed as they can be. I also wonder if that Sagittarius energy didn’t make them think they could get married and move somewhere else . . . escape it all in some way . . .
If nothing else, I suspect they will have a little hideaway, as the sign of Cancer needs a protective shell, a place to retreat.
Both Middleton and Prince William are experiencing their Saturn returns. Saturn has a 28-year cycle and represents “settling down.” Saturn, owner of responsibility, makes us realize when we are 28-30 that there are limits, that we are mortal and makes us wonder what we are accomplishing in this life. While you are in school, you are told you can be anything. Out in the world at age 30, you realize there are limits to what you will accomplish.
Saturn’s return for these two is in the sign of Libra. Libra is the sign of partnership. That position natally indicates there is an insecurity about relationships. There may be a lot of wondering, “Does this person really like me?” The Saturn return means there is some lightening up of this insecurity. Both Middleton and Prince William are overcoming the feeling of “not being liked” and are accepting each other’s offer to be life partners.
Kate’s Mercury and Venus are in Aquarius. Aquarius is the sign of humanity so Middleton may continue her deceased mother-in-law’s work with groups of people with unique needs.
Good luck to Middleton in this ambitious life undertaking. Marriage itself is challenge enough. Adding the will of the people to this personal union is a challenge few of us can understand.