When Kate Middleton (born January 9 1982) marries Prince William later this month, she will be 29. A recent newspaper article stated that “the typical first-time bride is now 30-years-old when she walks down the aisle, official figures have revealed.” (Daily Mail)
For astrologers, this age coincides with one of the major planetary returns, Saturn. It takes Saturn 29-30 years to make a complete tour of the zodiac and return to the sign it inhabited when you were born. Saturn is the planet of karma and time and represents authority, structure and responsibility.
Turning 30 can be a soul-searching time when you examine how far you’ve come in life and whether you’re on the right track. It’s a watershed moment, a reality check and a defining stage of adulthood. For Kate, it’s especially important as she is a Sun Capricorn, and Saturn is Capricorn’s ruling planet. In her chart, Saturn is in Libra, the sign of relationships, so for “Waity Katie” her wedding to her prince is a defining moment in her life, elevating her to a position of incredible status and responsibility. She seems blissfully happy and looks as if this is what she has been waiting for throughout her twenties. Saturn’s goals are achieved by being patient and persistent.
[photo courtesy of worldcorrespondents.com]