Queen Elizabeth II
On this day in 1952, Elizabeth II became queen of the United Kingdom upon the death of her father, George VI.
It’s a sad fact that one cannot ascend the throne unless one’s reigning parent dies. (Ask Charles…)
Notice that George VI’s time of death coincided with the Ascendant at the Angel Gate. Hmm. The Sun had been at that same position all the previous day. Elizabeth, who was in Kenya with Philip at the time, on the first leg of a royal tour that would take them to Australia and New Zealand.
The night the King died, the Queen and Prince Philip had spent the night at a game-viewing lodge just over 100 miles (165km) from Nairobi.
British hunter Jim Corbett who was also staying at the lodge at the time famously wrote in the visitor’s guide book: “For the first time in the history of the world, a young girl climbed into a tree one day a Princess and after having what she described as her most thrilling experience she climbed down from the tree next day a Queen.”The Independent
There is but one inconjunct:
Uranus Inconjunct Midheaven
You need to express your thoughts and feelings, but you often upset the people around you with your words. You seem to enjoy creating a stir every time you say something, but this can get you into quite a bit of trouble with parents, teachers and other authority figures. The underlying principle of this aspect is the need to balance your individual self-expression and manner of communicating with your need to learn and grow under the guidance of older people.
Certainly you will discover your own routes to what you want in life. Now you need to be given the confidence and encouragement to look for these routes on your own with total freedom.
Ironic, isn’t it? She’s been studying hard to be her father’s understudy of all things royal up until this time. Then she has one night of freedom in a game-viewing lodge, only to find out the next day that her father had died.
We’ve looked at Queen Elizabeth II previously. But have you thought about how her father’s death affected her, besides making her the next reigning monarch?
When you compare the charts, it makes visible how serious her life became: her Mars/Jupiter conjunction is now conjunct his ‘fatal’ Sun/Ascendant in Aquarius. Her Pluto is conjunct his ‘fatal’ Uranus. Her Neptune is conjunct his ‘fatal’ Pluto. Those are very big boots to fill, for sure.
In spite of the family crises happening at least once in every decade of her reign, The Queen has kept her composure in public, and soldiered on, just as her father would have wanted her to. Bless.