As an astrologer, I have studied the birth chart of Queen Elizabeth II for many years. As the longest reigning U.K. monarch, she was a dominant force to be reckoned with, leaving behind a massive and incomparable legacy. And now that her son, Charles, is set to be crowned King of England during his coronation this weekend, there's a lot for us to unpack when it comes to understanding his future and the big legacy he's stepping into.
Charles' mother, Queen Elizabeth, was born on April 21, 1926 at 2:40 a.m. in Mayfair, England, already prepared to take on her role as a public servant. With a Taurus sun, Leo moon, and Capricorn ascendent, Elizabeth was destined for greatness from the moment she was born: the Taurus sun made her a compassionate, powerful, and strong leader who stood her ground, while the regal Leo moon denoted her ability to take charge and lead a country with both a kind spirit and iron fist. Also, her Capricorn ascendant showed a person with a tremendous amount of stamina, who was (quite literally) born to be an authority figure in life.
Upon a deeper look at her birth chart, we see that her natal Saturn—a planet of command and control that is the ruler of her Capricorn ascendent—was in her Midheaven or 10th house, a section of the chart that is associated with public standing and career. The presence of Saturn in her Midheaven signified that she entered the political and public landscape at an early age. It was her destiny to be a leader and to take part in changing the world. As Queen, Elizabeth put the world before her own needs, which is no easy task. But, being that the planet of action Mars and global philosopher Jupiter were located on her ascendent, she wouldn’t have had it any other way.
So, where do things stand now that King Charles III has ascended to the throne? Well, analyzing his birth chart can reveal how he will rule Britain and what that means for the future.
Charles was born on November 14, 1948 at 9:14 p.m. in London, England, with a similar chart to Elizabeth's—he has a Scorpio sun, Taurus moon, and Leo ascendent. His moon, which represents one’s emotions and mother (it’s important to note that the Queen’s sun was in Taurus, so he’ll really adhere to completing her goals and hopes), is located on the cusp of his Midheaven. This signifies that he will choose to lead by the example of Queen Elizabeth II, due to the fact that she heavily inspired his understanding of the world and taught him how to be diplomatic in politics.
Not only that, but with the Queen’s Saturn conjunct his sun, he’s going to practice everything she’s preached to him throughout the years.
The caveat is that we can expect King Charles III to be even more private than his mother, since the planetary ruler of his ascendent in Leo, which is the sun in Scorpio, is located in the private and home sector of his chart. We can expect him to take on all his public duties, but not share intimate stories or connect with the world about his personal affairs.
The new King also has Pluto on his ascendent, which squares his sun and moon. This could signify him wanting to break away from outdated traditions and create a more open-minded court. After all, Pluto is a planet that is known to make changes in order to keep structures up to date with modern ways of thinking.
The legacy that the Queen left behind is one of greatness: Since 1952, she helped her country evolve throughout the years. And if we look to Charles’ chart, one thing is certain—this new King will not disparage his mother’s legacy.
Lisa Stardust is a New York-based astrologer, tarot card reader, and author of The Love Deck: 70 Cards to Ignite Attraction, Passion, and Romance.