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
It was early morning in the distant past, July the 29th, and just so we're still on the same page, I am very much NOT a morning person.
I was made aware of this ungodly time of day by a force which bore far more of a foreboding presence than that of a mere cell phone, and which, unto itself, was enough reason for me to be alert and awake - my mother.
The year was 1981 and instead of my sleep being interrupted by the ringing of a cell phone (they didn't exist yet) due to the occurrence of a royal birth, this particular time in the past, my ride through Slumberland abruptly veered off course due to the occurrence of a royal wedding about to take place.
The Royal Wedding Ceremony between the heir apparent to the throne of England, Charles, Prince of Wales, to a then, barely turned 20 year old, Lady Diana Spencer.
Despite being on summer vacation from junior high school at a beach house in Manahawkin, NJ, off the Jersey shore, (which no longer exists thanks to Hurricane Sandy), I was woken in the pre-dawn hours by my mother to accompany her in watching the live televised, matrimonial ceremony taking place in London's St. Paul's Cathedral between the Prince and Princess of Wales on July 29th, during that ancient year of 1981.
But before stepping directly into the fairy-taled storybook which was the Royal Wedding of Charles and Diana, let us recap the first 3 generational links of Royal karma which unfolded before us in Part I.
The recent birth of England's Prince George signifies both a new beginning as well as karmic closure for Britain's Royal Family. The joyous event 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 which stretches back across 5 generations of the Royal Family has finally been made complete.
The unresolved Royal Familial Karma in question began to first pile up back in 1937, when Prince George's great-great-grand uncle, King and Cancerian, Edward VIII abdicated the throne of England in order to marry his true love, a double divorcee'd, American socialite named Wallis Simpson.
With Edward's abdication from England's throne, the chain of karmic instability and unrest began for The Royal Family. Upon the Cancerian King's heart and headstrong choice to change the line of rulership for England's monarchy, repercussions arose of a most curiously karmic kind, with the next 2 links in the royal karmic chain.
The Royal Family's ever-growing karma expanded across the same generational line as King Edward's as well as travelled downward to include the 2nd subsequent generation of Windsor nobility. These were 2 people who initially were not destined to be sovereign rulers, and whom no one could even imagine or expect bearing the mantle of royal rulership and responsibility: King George VI and his daughter, the current ruling sovereign of Great Britain, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
Both father and daughter royally proved everyone wrong.
If your author may be so bold as to compare the 2 brothers from The Royal Family with another set of brothers from a Royal Family of Comedy, King Edward's Groucho Marx was to King George's Harpo.....and then some. Where Edward was charming and exceptionally well spoken, his younger brother was painfully shy and terror struck at the idea of having to ever speak in public, due to a debilitating stuttering and stammering problem.
Realizing he would be leading his people into yet another World War, George VI not only faced his royal responsibilities as England's King during WWII, he surpassed everyone's wildest expectations. The petrified stutterer overcame his speech impediments for the greater cause of uplifting the morale of his people, by delivering inspirational speeches given over radio real time throughout the duration of the War.
On an even higher sovereign note, King George VI, his wife, Queen Consort Elizabeth (who only recently passed away at the age of 101) along with his 2 daughters, Elizabeth and Margaret, refused to leave their people during the most life threatening of times. Whereas every crowned head in Europe hightailed it hard and fast off the continent when War broke, England's Royals displayed a familial bravery most inspiring, by seating themselves alongside their subjects in London's bomb shelters, all throughout the nightly horror that was the Nazi Blitzkrieg bombing of England.
By bravely facing the enemies which threatened from without and within, the man who was never meant to be King forged his own karmic destiny by being remembered as one of the most beloved monarchs in English History.
Speaking of English History, traditionally, succcessorship to the throne was for the most part, strictly a guy thing.... that is, until Karma came to town.
The next link of royal karma shifts both by generation and gender with the sovereign mantle of royal responsibility being passed from King George VI to his daughter, Britain's currently ruling monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.
Just as no one could ever foresee George becoming King, it was equally unimaginable that the line of successorship to England's throne would be determined by the monarch's non-traditional, non-male offspring. Having no sons, upon his early death in 1952 at the age of 57, the succession of royal rule went from George VI to his eldest daughter, Elizabeth.
As mentioned in Part I, despite the original assumption that Elizabeth was not intended to rule England, the karmic significance of her birth hinted otherwise. The Queen was born with a highly rare and just as highly karmic configuration, an unaspected Sun.
A person born with an unaspected planet must learn about the themes associated with the heavenly body that has no aspects with any of the other planets in their natal chart by directly dealing with that planet’s influences, versus avoiding the burden they usually bring.
With the Queen’s Sun being unaspected, the themes she has had to consistently face have been distinctly Solar in nature – one’s sense of self, one’s inner confidence, even one’s father. With the Sun ruling over the royal sign of Leo, the princess who was wasn’t initially intended to be Queen, has had to consistently confront issues regarding her right to royally rule along with her identity of herself as a royal monarch and those considered to be part of her clan.
One of the best examples of royal confrontation the Queen has been forced to face is also our next link in the Royal Family’s karmic chain. The royal karma expands to now encompass 3 generations within the House of Windsor with the addition of the Queen’s former daughter-in-law, the late Princess of Wales, Diana.
Returning once more to your author as a sleep deprived adolescent with a clearing complexion....
If ever the pages of a fairy tale awakened to life, it was when Charles, The Prince of Wales, wedded Lady Diana Spencer, far back in the ancient past, during the summer of 1981. Every aspect of this event of royal matrimony seemed to emerge straight from the most surreal of story books, considering there was a prince, a princess to be, along with a horse drawn glass carriage complete with royal consorts and footsmen.
But alas, the story book had to eventually be shelved, in order for the fairy tale mist to be burned away by the harsh, cold light of reality.
The themes within the Royal Family’s karmic chain have predominantly been Cancerian in nature, beginning with the Cancerian King, Edward VIII, foregoing his home and family for Love. The sign of the Crab becomes the dominant force of karmic influence once again, by virtue of the remaining 3 generational links of the Royal Karmic Chain all being born beneath the first of the Water signs, beginning with Princess Diana, followed by her son, Prince William, and ending with the recent birth of The Little Prince, George.
The Royal Family’s build up of karmic unsureness and instability came to a crescendo when Diana became a member of the Royal Family. Like the Queen, Princess Diana was born a rare karmic configuration known as a “Yod” or “Finger of God”.
A Finger of God is a formation of 3 planets into an isosceles triangle on the birth chart. Two planets are at the base corners and have 150 degree demarcation lines emanating from the base to the triangle's tip where the 3rd, or "pointed to" planet is positioned. With the visual emphasis directed to the 3rd planet, the influences associated with this planet are of major karmic importance for the Yod person, since the notion behind the Finger of God formation is that it appears as if a Higher Power is pointing at or directing things toward the 3rd planet's positioning.
Princess Diana’s Finger of God points to the planet Jupiter placed in the sign of Aquarius.
Along with the sign of Leo, the planet Jupiter is often viewed as an astrological indicator of royalty, given the largest heavenly body in our Solar System is often called The “King” of Planets, and the reflection of Sunlight from its surface gives Jupiter enough illumination to be considered a star in its own right.
The role Royalty plays in one's life is a central theme in the birth charts of both Queen Elizabeth and Princess Diana, given the planetary ruler of Leo, the Sun, was karmic marker for one and the King of Planets for the other. But where the Queen’s royal themes dealt with upholding royal tradition and asserting her royal right as monarch, Princess Diana’s dealt with transforming the societal role Royalty played to fit the Modern Age.
Interestingly, The Universe had each royal lady serve as an embodiment of challenge to the inherent royal goals of the other.
Where Elizabeth was raised with the thoroughly British mindset of bearing a “stiff upper lip” and exercised that austere state whenever in public, Diana was forthright about her feelings and openly emotional. Where the Queen demanded tradition and a protocol of detachment and distance, the Princess broke down royal barriers by displaying warmth and physical affection to others.
At the height of the AIDS crisis in the mid-1980’s, the Princess of Wales went to hospital wards to visit AIDS patients and caused quite an uproar when she was seen not only hugging the terminally ill, but holding their hands as well. In true nurturing Cancerian fashion, when asked about this behavior that had never been done before by anyone in the Royal Family, Diana responded that she did what she always had done whenever visiting someone in a hospital, showing them she cared with hugs and hand holding.
Princess Diana is as well loved today as when she was alive, mainly due to her appeal to the masses and her egalitarian treatment of others, be they royal or commoner. Not surprisingly this is reflected in the Princess’ birth chart with the pointed to planet of her Yod, the King of Planets, Jupiter, as well as the ruler of Cancer, the Moon, both placed in the sign which oversees the masses at large as well as egalitarianism – Aquarius.
It’s no coincidence that the Princess of Wales is affectionately remembered with a term that is thoroughly Aquarian in nature, “The People’s Princess".
With her karmicly marked birth planet being placed in the sign of the People, we can infer that although Diana's life didn't seem to arrive at any kind of peaceful conclusion upon leaving this world, it would appear as if The Princess of Wales fulfilled her karmic destiny by becoming an icon of royalty that is still loved to this very day by people from every walk and status of life.
The final portion of this series discusses the last 2 generational links of The Royal Family's karmic chain and how each serves a unique role in completing it - Diana's son William by virtue of his marriage, and the Princess of Wales' grandson, the newly arrived Prince George, by virtue of his birth.
**Part III also culminates with a crown of a slideshow depicting each of the 5 karmic generations of The Royal Family.