The Little Prince - A New Tale Where Royal Karma of Old Is Made Complete:
The Mythic Significance Behind The Birth of England's Prince George
By: Brad Kronen
“A golden fruit had been born.....This is a life full of beautiful promise. Little princes in legends are not different from this. Protected, sheltered, cultivated, what could not this child become?”
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, upon seeing the subject matter he visually used for the character of The Little Prince, in his book by the same name.
It was early morning this past July the 22nd, and just so we’re all on the same page, I am very much NOT a morning person.
I was made aware of this ungodly time of day when my phone terrorized me out of the deepest, REM making slumber by abruptly ringing.
The clock-radio may have been announcing to the world it was the early morning of the 22nd, but the pitch black of pre-dawn that still covered everything beyond my bedroom window was informing me the world was still somewhere at the tail end of the 21st.
I fumbled for my cellular, grimacing with my eyes still clamped shut.
“Zum-un bahtr bih dad.” (translated into waking English, “Someone better be dead.”) I heard myself growl into the phone.
“Dead? More like about to be born.” the caller semi-giggled.
Gauging how perkily awake their voice was compared to my sleep-heavy garbled gibberish, it could only be my friend, Victoria, Philly girl and one of the biggest fans of the British Royal Family on this side of the pond.
“Sorry in advance for the wake-up call, but I wanted to give you a West Coast “heads up”, The Duchess of Cambridge has officially gone into labor.”
“What’s the projected guestimate for the birth, so I can have my stopwatch pre-prepped and vigilantly propped under thumb?” I jokingly mumbled with my eyes remaining closed.
“They say the birth could be anytime today or tomorrow.”
Realizing the date, my eyes snapped open.
“That baby will be born today, I guarantee it.”
“Because the Sun will be going into Leo, right?”, Victoria asked.
“No. Because the Sun will be staying in Cancer.” I replied.
Thus it came to pass that George Alexander Louis, The Prince of Cambridge, first born son of William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and 3rd in line from the House of Windsor to the throne of Great Britain was born on the 22nd of July, 2013 at 4:24 PM GMT in London.
So what’s the big deal? Vast numbers of babies are born every day, and why should it matter whether they arrive on the last day of Cancer or the first day of Leo?
Understandably, these are the thoughts many non-Brits have had regarding the birth of England’s Little Prince, a goodly number of those non-Brits residing on the left side of the big pond.
But astrologically and karmicly, the recent birth of England’s Prince George is quite the big deal worth writing about.
As this article will show, the entrance of The Royal Family’s newest member onto this plane of existence is an event of noteworthy astrological significance, not only by the positioning of the planets within George’s natal chart, but also by virtue of the royal event symbolizing a history making beginning, as well as a karmicly completing end.
The birth of the Prince of Cambridge marks the beginning of a new generation of royals born during the 21st century, and karmicly, the Little Prince’s well received debut onto this planet also signifies that a circular chain of unresolved familial karma stretching back across 5 generations of British Royals has finally been made complete.
Before delving into the individualized gifts bestowed upon The Little Prince as evidenced by his exceptional birth chart, and in order to fully comprehend the aforementioned declaration of royally karmic completion, a tale must be told which removes us from this most modern of royal birth days,
…taking us 119 years back through Time.
The Matrimonial Madness of King Edward
For centuries, England’s monarchs have aligned themselves with the image of the Lion, along with possessing the virtue of being Lion-Hearted. Astrologically, the sign of Leo has, in turn, traditionally been associated with that which is royal, but for all intensive karmic purposes, the karma amassed by the modern members of Britain's Royal Family has been quintessentially Cancerian in nature.
The Royal Family's tale of unresolved karma begins 119 years ago, on June 23rd, 1894, with the birth of Prince George’s great-great grand uncle, a Cancerian King named Edward VIII.
The two things which motivate a Cancer most are the concepts of “Home” and “Family” and those two concepts take on an all together different level of importance when a Cancerian is born into royalty. Not only is every member of the Cancer's family steeped with the importance of status when they are royal, it is expected that the blue-blooded Crab shall continue their noble heritage by making a family of their own with others who are of royal lineage as well. This is especially so when the Cancerian concepts of Home and Family are royally elevated to include majestic Palaces, vast estates, as well as an entire empire of loyal subjects.
Thus, imagine the disbelieving shock when the newly crowned King of England, Edward VIII, informed his family, government, and subjects in 1937 that he would be marrying not only a commoner, but a foreign divorcee who wasn't even a subject within his own Kingdom!
The Cancerian King had fallen madly in love with a previously married and twice divorced socialite, Wallis Simpson, and saw no harm in marrying the American beauty and making her his Queen.
….but the members of both Parliament and Edward's Family royally begged to differ.
Embracing every aspect of the woman he openly loved, Edward VIII consciously chose to walk away from his royal sand castle as the reigning King Crab over all of England upon his decision to abdicate the throne, so that he could marry his non-English and very non-royal commoner of a wife.
The former King and his spouse supposedly lived happily ever after, even after being banished from England and forced to quietly live elsewhere.
The Karmic Reign of The Girl Not Meant To Be Queen
Abdicating the throne was as much a planned part of King Edward’s agenda as losing a head was for each of the wives of another Cancerian English King who was the 8th version of his namesake as well, Henry. In other words, no one saw it coming.
After Edward, the next in line to England’s throne was the abdicator's younger brother, a Sagittarian with a serious stuttering problem named Albert. Being immediately crowned King following the abdication, Prince Albert, or "Bertie" as he was called privately, took a name different from his own at his coronation.
Knowing how much influence his sovereign title would have over the morale of his people, The Prince chose a name that by its shortness, implied strength. By its nature of being easy to spell, as well as its definition in ancient Greek meaning "farmer" or "he who works the land", projected stability. Lastly, Albert's new choice of ruling name hearkened back to a calmer, less dramatically shocking time when the last monarch who bore this name, the Prince's father, was England's reigning sovereign.
Upon being crowned ruler of Great Britain, Prince Albert became King George VI.
According to Prince George's parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge did not specifically name their son George in honor of George VI, they simply like the name. Royal biographer and historian, Robert Lacey, begs to differ: "George is obviously a tribute to the Queen's father and will, I imagine, give Her Majesty great pleasure."
Your astrological author could not more royally concur.
The first thing King George’s wife, Elizabeth, did as Queen Consort, was turn over every speech therapied stone possible, so that a workable solution could be found for her newly sovereign of a spouse's severe stuttering and stammering whenever he had to speak in public.
Some of you may already be well versed in that particular royal venture, given its dramatic film depiction won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2010, along with Best Actor, a film otherwise known as, “The King's Speech”.
Monarchies are made of bloodlines and the passing of a monarchy’s rulership is an inherently masculine thing. The heir to England’s throne has for centuries been the reigning monarch’s closest male relation by blood.
But what to do if there is no royal dudeage, common dudes?
Just as no one saw it coming that Edward’s brother, George would be crowned King of England, no one ever imagined that England’s bloodline of rulership would be determined after George’s reign by his royal offspring of the non-dude variety.
In other words, King George VI had no sons. Instead, he bore 2 daughters, the youngest named Margaret, and the eldest who just happened to share the same name as the female ruler forced to reign England the last time this male heir glitch had gotten screwed up in royal times past, Elizabeth.
Some of you may know her as England’s currently ruling monarch, whose reign, so far, has proven to be the 2nd longest running in English history, Her Royal Highness and Prince George’s great-grandmama, Queen Elizabeth II.
Queen Elizabeth was not born a Cancerian, but her birth is heavily steeped with karmic significance, none the less, given Britain's current ruler was born with one of the rarest of all karmic configurations – an unaspected Sun.
When a planet has no interacting angles, or aspects, with any of the other heavenly bodies of our Solar System, it is said to be “unaspected”. The unaspected planet is a marking of high karmic significance due to that planet’s themes being a source of major contention for the person born when the planet is unaspected. Should that person consistently work at integrating, and not avoiding the problematic issues related to the unaspected planet’s themes, the influences associated with the unaspected planet may reveal themselves to actually be great blessings, or noteworthy characteristics of inner strength over the course of that person’s life cycle.
Any of the planets being unaspected is a marking of karmic significance, but by far, the rarest of unaspected occurrences is when a person is born with an unaspected Sun. Between planet Earth and the Sun (which is called a planet, astrologically), are two heavenly bodies: Venus and Mercury. The Sun is practically never unaspected due to the center of our Solar System almost always being in aspect to either of the “inner orbital” planets.
As an astrological planet, the areas of Life associated with The Sun are: one’s sense of self, one’s ego, one’s inner confidence, and fascinatingly, one’s father. When realizing The Sun is the planetary ruler of the royal sign of Leo, another Solar area of Life that is usually of no concern to most, but in this karmic case is most especially applicable, given the fact the person with the unaspected Sun in question is a woman who was not initially destined to become Queen: one's royal right or one's authority over rulership.
Queen Elizabeth will not be remembered as one of England's most emotionally overt monarchs, but your author, for one,will always allot Britain's current sovereign more space than royally usual when considering her history, both literally and karmicly, The woman has lived through the restrictive hardships of a World War, where as a teenager, numerous enemy bombs were launched directly at her and her family. Not too long there afterwards, she was faced with the burden of becoming England' royal ruler and forever being under public scrutiny at the age of 26, following her father's untimely death in 1952 at the early age of 57.
All the while, with The Royal Family's collective psyche left in a sovereign'd state of stupefied shock, since none of this was ever meant to karmicly come to pass.
When realizing Elizabeth's extremely rare and highly karmic unaspected Sun is positioned in the Cancerian House of Family, Past, and Heritage, it is this Author's most humble opinion to believe that the Girl who wasn't meant to be Queen has done quite the smashing job performing her duties, both of the royal and karmic varieties.
The Royal Karmic Circle continues in the 2nd installment of this series by introducing a hitherto unmentioned Royal Family member whose life should significantly influence The Little Prince's karmic growth and evolution.
You may have heard of her, Princess Diana.