It was announced today, April 9, 2021, that Prince Philip died peacefully this morning, a couple of months shy of his 100 year birthday. He was born on June 10, 1921.
It’s an extraordinary age and an extraordinarily long union and marriage with Queen Elizabeth. They met in 1939 and had known one another for 82 years. They had been married for 73 years. Some of us are lucky to reach the age of their marriage let alone their epic union.
So, what held these two extraordinary individuals together for so long? In classic sun sign compatibility, they were an odd pair – Sun Taurus (Queen), Sun Gemini (Philip).
Taurus is steady and stable and loves nature and all things country. While, Gemini is flighty and fickle and loves variety in life and the buzz of the city.
Yet, they remained together for a very, very long time. What may have helped is that they both had Capricorn rising, so Saturn was their ruling planet – duty & responsibility.
Looking at the key synastry between their charts, it’s all about the Moon. They both have Cancer, the family sign, on their Descendant, the relationship point in the horoscope. Therefore, they are both looking for someone who holds family dear to their heart.
In both cases, the Moon was in Leo when they were born, the regal sign. In Philip’s case, he ended up with a royal partner and in the Queen’s case, she ended up with a man who was destined for royalty, like it or not.
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The Moon in Leo needs to be adored and take centre stage – being the Queen fits but it may have been harder for Philip to find his place at times, the place where he could shine.
Family & Service
Rather remarkably, if you look at the major synastry between both their birth charts, it’s a Moon-Neptune conjunction that works both ways. The Queen’s Moon is at 12 Leo, Philip’s Neptune at 11 Leo. Philip’s Moon is at 22 Leo, the Queen’s Neptune at 22 Leo.
This is quite extraordinary synastry – there’s that word again, extraordinary. And, it had to be didn’t it for their relationship to survive so long with two obviously different characters – if you haven’t watched The Crown, check it out.
Moon-Neptune conjunctions in synastry can be incredibly romantic or magical or destined or meant to be. It smacks of a fairy-tale marriage.
Yet, there’s a flip side which is that what you need in life never quite materialises or what gives you comfort always remains a bit elusive.
It’s an idealistic combination and there’s a nod towards serving the greater good rather than getting your own needs met.
I do love that connection though between the two of them – and when you know someone for 82 years!!!! – yes, it’s worth that many exclamation marks, how remarkable was their union. A long life of family & service.
The Queen & Prince Philip were in each other’s lives for almost a whole Uranus Return, which lasts for 84 years. Impulsive Uranus was in Taurus in 1939, the year they met and it’s in Taurus once again as Philip leaves the Queen. It’s going to be a life-changing epoch for her.
New Birth Time
Please note that since writing the article a second birth time has been discovered for Philip which seems to be accurate. The time is 10:00am which moves his Moon to 15 Leo and puts his Moon/Neptune conjunction on the Leo Ascendant at 13 Leo. The importance of the Moon in Leo – the Queen! – remains but I prefer the Capricorn Ascendant personally.
As I mention in the comments if Philip had been a Sun Gemini, Moon Leo, Ascendant Leo, he would have been hugely extrovert and dramatic. I think he would have needed the Capricorn Ascendant and Saturn as his ruling planet to give him the duty & responsibility required for his role. Plus, he lived a long time and had an exceptionally long marriage – again, Saturn themes.
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