Windsor Castle Fire (November 20, 1992)
It’s hard to believe this happened 30 years ago. It proved to be a turning point in Elizabeth II’s UK tax strategy. The government paid for the restoration, and the Queen started paying taxes.
Uranus and Neptune conjunct Capricorn Rising seems to be the ignition point. (I wonder why I never looked at this event before now.) I used to live in Eton, just across the bridge from Windsor: I could see the castle from my building’s bathroom. So, this feels a bit more personal than most events. I can only imagine how Her Majesty felt.
The point of comparing this event with Elizabeth’s natal chart is to see what ‘exactly’ was going on. The almost exact conjunction between Elizabeth’s Saturn and the event’s Part of Fortune @ 24° Scorpio implies that this was always meant to be. The Uranus/Neptune/Ascendant conjunction from the event chart is wholly contained in Elizabeth’s 12th House, representing (I suppose) her worse nightmare come true. Her Sun/Part of Fortune conjunction is inconjunct the event’s Sun/Mercury conjunction. Timing is everything.