Thursday, April 14, 2011

Royal Wedding - A Galactic Hieros Gamos

As we are approaching the big day, I decided to re-post this early analysis of the astrological line up and symbolism connected with the engagement and upcoming Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. And there is more analysis to come in a few days.

After reading a fascinating post by one of my favorite bloggers, Andre Heath, I was inspired to take a look at the astrology charts of the upcoming royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. What I found validates Andre's observations about the hidden messages and symbols instilled in the numerology and memes associated with their wedding date of April 29, 2011. There is no doubt, this wedding is a global ritual event that will initiate William to his place as the Once and Future King in a modern Camelot of the New World Age.

On Tuesday November 16, 2010 Clarence House announced the long-expected engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton at approximately 11 am. Although the couple became engaged in October during a private holiday in Kenya, Prince William and Kate Middleton made the news public during a royal press conference. Wearing a vivid blue dress, Kate showed off the stunning blue sapphire and diamond engagement ring that the prince's father Charles gave to Princess Diana in 1981. Diana also wore a blue suit in her engagement photo.

As the young couple posed for pictures at St James Palace, Prince William indicated that giving Kate his mother's ring was his way of ensuring that his late mother could be part of the occasion. In front of the world's press, he said: It is very special to me. It was my way to make sure my mother did not miss out on today and the excitement that we are going to spend the rest of our lives together.

While a seemingly sweet gesture, it does seem a bit morbid to pass on an engagement ring from a marriage that was such a public failure, not to mention the ring of a woman who died under mysterious circumstances.

Blue sapphire is a stone that in Vedic astrology is assigned to one of the most challenging planets Saturn, the great malefic. Saturn brings limitation and obstruction and is the planet of bad karma or unfortunate destiny. Saturn is a slow moving planet. It creates delays, such as the 8 year courtship and delayed engagement that gave Ms. Middleton the nickname Waity Katy. The higher aspect of Saturn is that it produces yogis through its commitment to detachment and independence. Thus it is not the best stone for an engagement ring.

Kate's lovely blue dress echoes the Saturnine blue theme of her ring. The color blue is one we've seen before in connection with royal or political public ritual that I discussed in a post from 2008 called Into the Blue. I suspect the royal symbolism behind a blue dress for both women is linking them to the Virgin Mary (certainly in Diana's case), ruler of the celestial skies and wife/mother to children of a deity. Energetically the fifth and sixth chakras vibrate in a blue frequency and correspond to truth and spiritual insight. But it important to point out there is also an element of fantasy associated with the blue chakras, like a desire for purity, or for the world to be other than it is. Some traditions describe Lucifer as a blue light, and blue Saturn as a veiled reference to Satan. Blue is also a color associated with the gods and modern depictions of aliens, which thanks to TV shows like the History Channel's Ancient Aliens are becoming one and the same. Movies like The Watchmen and Avatar have encoded these blue superhuman characters into our cultural subconscious.

At the time of the announcement of the Royal Engagement, Saturn was in the sign of Virgo, where it was at Charles and Diana's wedding as well as at the birth of both Prince William and Kate Middleton. As we shall see this synchronicity of planets and signs in the charts of the royals is pervasive.

The announcement of the Royal Engagement came as Sagittarius was rising on the horizon in the nakshatra of Mula. As Starworlds readers know by now, Mula means 'root' and marks the center of our galaxy. During the past two months Galactic Center under went an unprecedented line-up of planets and eclipse points that unleashed a new wave of galactic energy and evolutionary information to the planet (click here for more). By timing the announcement of a Royal Wedding with rising of the Galactic Center, the royals literally align themselves with the center of our galaxy, the source of life and evolutionary shift in consciousness, suggesting their future role as leaders of a New World age promised in 2012 traditions.

Moreover, Prince William was born under a Mula ascendant on the summer solstice just moments after a solar eclipse. It is cosmically stunning and significant that the next heir to the British throne was born on the first day of summer while the galactic center was rising on the Eastern horizon moments after a solar eclipse to the Sun and Moon in Gemini in the nakshatra Ardra, the asterism that contains the star Sirius. This spectacular alignment further indicates that Prince William's destiny is heavily imprinted with the karma of the galactic center, the womb of divine mother, According to the Mayan tradition, the Great Mother is the womb of the Milky Way from which the solstice Sun god is reborn at the end of an age. Could Prince William be not only a new leader, but a divine one in the New World Age marked for approval by the karmic alignment of planets? As we shall see, his Royal Wedding may be part of a global ritual to secure his place in the new world order.

Weeks after the engagement was announced, the wedding date was set: Friday, April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey. Unlike his parents who were married in St. Paul's Cathedral (for the extra seating), Prince William and Kate Middleton will exchange vows in historically rich Westminster Abbey. Westminster Abbey has a long tradition as venue for royal weddings, whereas St. Paul's Cathedral has a history of executions and peace treaties.

But more than royal weddings, Westminster Abbey is the site of Coronation of Kings and Queens. Every monarch since William the Conqueror, with the exception of Edward V and Edward VIII who were never crowned, has been crowned in the Abbey. The first documented coronation here was that of William the Conqueror in 1066, and of course the most recent was that of Queen Elizabeth II on 2 June 1953. This Royal Wedding is setting the stage for the future Coronation of the next King of England, who just may be William. Like William the Conqueror, Prince William may be a significant figure in royal history. William the Conqueror was the first Norman king to rule England ending the Anglo-Saxon line and introducing French royal bloodline that some believe is imbued with the blood DNA of Jesus Christ -- thus validating the royals with a stamp of divinity. Will Prince William follow in his namesakes' path and bring in new genes from the Middleton line to transform the Monarchy through his blood heirs?

Friday is associated with the planet Venus indicator of love and romance, which will be exalted on that day. In the Vedic tradition, it is a great day of the week to get married. Charles and Diana were married on Wednesday July 29, 1981. Wednesday is associated with Mercury, which was in its own sign of Gemini, the twins. Mercury rules over contracts and alchemy, but it was not the best day or planet for marriage -- especially in hindsight as we see that Charles was in love with another woman expressing the twinning or dual energy of Gemini. As Diana described her husband's infidelity on the BBC: There were three of us in this marriage -- so it was a bit crowded.

The number 29 is a challenging number. In Vedic astrology 29 is the weakest degree of any sign because it is the last degree before the sign changes. This junction between signs is called sande. In numerology the number 29 is broken down into 2+9 = 11. The number 11 represents impractical idealism, visionary, refinement of ideals, intuition, revelation, artistic and inventive genius, avant-garde, androgynous, film, fame, refinement fulfilled when working with a practical partner. Eleven is a higher octave of the number two. It carries psychic vibrations and has an equal balance of masculine and feminine properties. Because eleven contains many gifts such as psychic awareness and a keen sense of sensitivity, it also has negative effects such as treachery and betrayal from secret enemies.

The number eleven is a master vibration and as such should not be reduced to a single number. Eleven bring the gift of spiritual inheritance, is gifted as the Light-Bearer.

The term light bearer is also associated with the planet Venus. Greek astrologers called the morning phase of Venus Lucifer (the light bearer) and the evening phase Hesperus (setting in the West). Mayan seers tracked Venus cycles as part of their calendar system. Venus will make an important transit of the Sun during 2012 during which it is believed to bring in the shifting frequency of a new age. The number 11:11 is a subliminal code that refers to the upcoming shift of consciousness. It appears synchronistically to awaken the mind to the change and evolution of consciousness through an activation of DNA.

Venus is currently in the Morning Star position. Starting on October 28, 2010 it will rise before the Sun until August 18, 2011 when it disappears in its shamanic journey behind the Sun to be transformed into Venus evening star. When the Royal Engagement was announced, Venus was in its own sign of Libra, retrograde just past its inferior conjunction with the Sun, signifying the commencement of its morning star phase. Venus has an 8 year cycle during which it goes through 5 retrograde cycles whose path inscribes a pentagram across the night sky.

It seems significant that Kate Middleton patiently waited 8 years, a complete Venus cycle, for her prince. On the Royal Wedding Day Venus will be in Pisces, its sign of exaltation, with 5 other planets. In the Vedic tradition, this is a fine placement for a marriage based on romance and love which many royal watchers believe these two share.

However, other traditions see Venus Morning Star as a harbinger of death and disease (click here to see my previous post) . The Babylonians called Venus the double-phased Ishtar -- the morning star of war and the evening star of love. The Meso-americans linked the morning phase of Venus with Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent, believing that this was a time when leaders are struck down and natural disasters occur. It is also believed that Quetzalcoatl will return at the end of time in 2012 with the final Venus cycle of the Mayan calendar. Thus its morning star position it not necessarily fortunate for marriage, or to join a royal family with so much karmic baggage.

The number 11 is also a master number that has also been used by the global elite in carefully orchestrated world-wide rituals, most obviously as in the 9-11 bombing of the World Trade Towers. References to 9-11 prophetically appeared in media images like the one below from a 1994 Simpson episode. Some conspiracy theorists believe the global elite who rule the world create these images to imprint a subliminal message that confirms their apocalyptic script.

In his last post, Andre Heath described a series of strange synchronicities that links the recent deaths of birds and fish to past TV series such as Flashforward, V, and The Event that seem to predict these apocalyptic, or "aflockalyptic," events. In this article Heath also shared the work of another synchromysticism investigator, Goro Adachi who like Andre links the bird deaths to an episode of Flashforward, a TV series about a global loss of consciousness that occurred on April 29, 2010. Another use of the numbers "429" was seen on a bus traveling through Trafalgar Square in London on the day that birds suddenly fell out of the sky in the movie The Core. Linking both, Adachi points to the coming marriage between Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29 of this year, and the prospects for his ascendancy to the throne of England. Like the 9-11 prophetic images portrayed in the media before the calamity, 4-29 appears to be showing up and being imprinted on the collective consciousness associated with apocalyptic programming.

Just before her death, Diana spoke of Williams future role as king in this strange and cryptic quote: Wills (Prince William, whose middle name is Arthur) can rebuild Camelot and I will be his Merlin. Why would she compare herself with Merlin? Will she indeed be there in spirit as William apparently wishes, symbolized by his use of her engagement ring? Heath gives a terrific discussion of the masonic and Arthurian symbolism in his post entitled The Curious Case of Will I Am. Does the selection of a wedding date associated with apocalyptic programming indicate that William is the chosen one to re-establish Camelot, a perfect and magical kingdom?

In what will be the biggest Royal wedding since the Prince William's parents, Prince Charles and Lady Diana, married in 1981, this event is sure to capture the attention of the world stage. Prince William and Kate Middleton will be acting out the Hiero Gamos, or sacred marriage as they ascend to their archetypal roles of god and goddess. Hieros gamos refers to the coupling of a god and goddess or their earthly representatives, often conducted in the spring as a fertility rite. Under certain celestial aspects this union transforms the human partners into divine beings by virtue of their participation in it. The Royal Wedding occurs two days before the great pagan fertility rite of spring, Beltane, and I wouldn't be surprised if the Prince and his bride begin a family within the first year of marriage. But as there is also a convergence of apocalyptic symbols associated with the 4/29 date, this rite might in fact bring celestial energies to rejuvenate the British monarchy restoring its power and fertile hold over a future new world order; or it might bring about cataclysmic death which triggers the world to reach out for a divine savior.

The Royal Wedding is scheduled for 11 am on April 29, 2011. The sign of Cancer, ruled by the Moon, is rising on the horizon in the nakshatra of Pushya, ruled by Saturn (of course). This nakshatra is generally described as an auspicious one for any activity, EXCEPT a Wedding! This asterism contains three faint stars and is depicted as two donkeys feeding in a manger, thus alluding to the birth of Jesus, and His second coming. Pushya means to nourish and its unique gift is brahmavarchasa shakti, the power to create spiritual energy.

The chart ruler, the Moon, is dark and balsamic in the sign of Pisces with 5 other planets: Uranus, Venus (exalted), Mercury (debilitated), Mars and Jupiter (own sign) all placed in the 9th house aspected by Saturn in Virgo in the 3rd house. YIKES. The 9th house is the house of religion, philosophy and law, and good luck and with this stellium of 6 planets it unites the chart with several strong raja yogas, or aspects of kingship. Pisces is the 12th and final sign of the zodiac, ruled by the great benefic Jupiter. Jupiter is concerned with the law, both natural, spiritual and man-made. It's placement with the chart ruler validates this sacred marriage not only under the laws of man, but more importantly under the laws of God. Venus is the most powerful planet in this group as it is exalted in the sign of Pisces. Perfect placement for a marriage based on true affection and love.

However, the nakshatras of the Moon and Venus fall in two asterisms, Purva Bhadrapada and Uttara Bhadrapada, that are connected with death and dying. Purva Bhadrapada consists of two stars in the body of Pegasus, the winged horse, which forms the front legs of a funeral bed. And Uttara Bhadrapada consists of two stars, Pegasi and Andromeda, which forms the legs of the bed. Both of these asterisms are described as having a fiery disposition and form the "scorching or flaming pair." It is no accident that this marriage takes place on the fire cross quarter at Beltane. In Celtic mythology, there is a relation between the ruler and deity, and that of the ruler and the land. The king was wedded in a sacred marriage to the goddess that was supposed to ensure the fertility of the land. In Arthurian legend, Arthur sleeps with his half-sister Morgan LeFay on Beltane producing his only heir and son, Mordred, who mortally wounds him, thus ending Camelot. There is a lot of energy associated with this fire festival, and through strange twists of karma it brought the downfall of the Arthurian line. Will the marriage of Prince William and Kate bring an end to this royal karma for tragedy, or will the karma of kingship bring an end to them?

The fire symbolism is complete with the exalted Sun in Aries placed in the 10th house of public life which confers leadership, authority and power. The royal couple unite under the strongest placement for the Sun, the indicator of leaders and kings. The Sun is transiting the nakshatra of Bharani, which means "she who bears." Although its symbol is the yoni, or vagina, 'bearing' does not necessarily mean 'bearing' children, but rather the capacity to receive, hold, nurture, and destroy. The yoni also represents a doorway through which a soul enters the physical plane. The deity connected to this nakshatra is Yama, one of the eight gate-keepers and god of death. Yama guides souls back to the astra plane where it realizes the results of its karma from the present life, and prepares for the next. Could a doorway be opened with the ritual of this Royal Wedding? Or is it a symbolic representation of death of the past karma of the monarchy, and birth of a new age for the royals.

And finally the ruler of the 7th house, indicator of the marriage, is Saturn in Virgo which aspects all six planets in Pisces from the third house of communication and courage. Saturn has been transiting the sign of Virgo since 2009. Both William and Kate have Saturn in Virgo in their natal charts, and thus are currently in their first Saturn return, a time of maturing and commitment. Moreover, Saturn was also placed in Virgo at the time of Charles and Diana's wedding. According to Dr. K.S. Charak Diana's natal chart has a Virgo ascendant which links her to her namesake, the Virgin goddess of the moon. Much hoopla was made about Diana's virginal state before her marriage to Prince Charles. Diana literal means heavenly, and like the Virgin Mary, she delivered her divine son to the world. It is interesting that perhaps due to modern sensibilities this prerequisite to mother-Queenship has not been addressed in the media with Kate Middleton. Or maybe there is a coming shift in which we no longer need a virgin to birth a god or king?

In both wedding charts, Saturn is placed in the 13th nakshatra, Hasta which consists of five stars representing fingers of a hand in the constellation Corvus, the Crow -- another interesting sync with the bird deaths, Aflockalypse memes, and Royal Wedding. Hasta's power is the ability to manifest what we are seeking and to place it in our hands, hasta sthapaniya agama shakti. What will Saturn place in the hands of the royals?

On November 11, 2010, a week before the announcement of engagement, Comet Ikeya Murakami was discovered in Virgo, two degrees from Saturn. In astrology comets are viewed as messengers or heralds from the gods in the heavens. In this case, it seems to have announced the upcoming Royal Wedding.

As I discussed in that post, Virgo is the sign most related to the goddess and Golden Age. Could this comet also have been heralding the upcoming marriage of the future King of England who will bring England into a Golden Age? Is William the return of Arthur, the Once and Future King who will restore Camelot for the monarchy?

But let's remember that Prince William is second in line for the throne. His father Charles is first heir in line. In order for William to become King both the Queen and his father would have to die, or abdicate. Thus his future as King depends on death, perhaps as suggested by the two nakshatras Purva Bhadrapada and Uttara Bhadrapada. Virgo rules the 10th house of Prince William's natal chart where Saturn sits and waits. Saturn's placement here might make him appear shy and reluctant for the spot light. He just began Saturn's maha dasha in February 2010. Even though the house is ruled by Mercury, which matures at 32, Saturn matures at 36 years, and this is the time we may see him take his place as King of England.

As we saw in December, the people of Britain are not so happy with the royals, who have come under scrutiny for their extravagant lifestyles paid for at the expense of the people of England. During a student protest in reaction to steep tuition increases, angry students mobbed the Prince's car and shouted "off with their heads" at Prince Charles and Camilla. After the incident it was revealed that Charles is terrified of popular revolt. His own natal chart is under the affliction of a debilitated Sun in Libra at 29 degrees. A debilitated Sun does not traditionally become King, or have connection with the people. The upcoming Royal Wedding has also brought more scrutiny over whether Prince Charles should step aside to let his more popular son William be King. Some suggest that Charles’ standing suffered irreparable harm when his marriage to Princess Diana fell apart, and seamy details of his affair with Camilla Parker Bowles went public. Others say he is, at 62, simply too old to start an effective reign after his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, dies.

But Prince William is the Sun of the People's Princess, whose Virgo energy imbued her with service and humility. William has inherited her popularity, and it remains to be seen if Saturn in Virgo in his 10th house of public life will make him the People's King. Will the son of the People's Princess save the monarchy and perhaps even usher in a new Camelot? The stars seem to think so.



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(Kate)Catherine Elizabeth Middleton was born on January 9, 1982 in Reading England. Strangely there is no publicly known time of birth. By simply looking at the position of the planets it is clear there are a lot of nice astrological connections between her and Prince Williams charts.

Although it is generally considered that she is a "commoner" there is evidence that her family bloodline goes back to a 14th century monarch King Edward III. Ms. Middleton works in the fashion industry, and is known for wearing English hats with great style. Hats are like crowns. . . and in her case they often look like halos.

I am also wondering if her given name, Catherine, is symbolically represented in these hats. Named after St. Catherine, a Catherine Wheel was a torture device. It also shows up as a spiraling firework, and in new age symbolism as a portal like the Norway Spiral.

And speaking of crowns, which one do you think Ms. Middleton will select for her Royal Wedding? Although I love the 6 petaled diamond tiara in the front, my guess is that the future Princess of Wales will select, or be told to take, the one with the five petaled flowers and crescent moon reflecting the stars above her wedding. The the 5 petaled flower symbolizes Venus' 8 year transit in the sky during which time it complete its cosmic pentagram in the sky. It's no coincidence that Waity Katy's waited 8 years for her Prince to put a ring on it.


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