The Queen’s last act

On the 6th of September this year Queen Elizabeth II performed her last act as regent of the United Kingdom – she handed the baton of UK’s PM to Liz Truss after accepting Boris’ resignation. It marked the end of an era. It may also have marked the end of the UK in its present form. So, it was her last act, you say? Well, do tell. Because on the 8th, two days after the Queen’s final official act, her family was summoned to Balmoral in expectation she was breathing her last. Did Liz Truss kill the Queen, then? Read on to find out…

In answer to the question above, the answer is a definite ‘no’. The UK’s longest serving monarch was 96 years old. She was tired. She had done her bit. What did you expect – a scandal?? What we really want to look at here, aside from the demise of Her Majesty, is the passing of the sceptre to the new king – King Charles III. We will look at the Truss administration and how it is likely to finish off the UK as a functioning state in another post to follow this one. And Truss has had plenty of help getting to this point. But we start with the Queen.

The majority of this post will be about the astrology of her death, her death as represented in the UK’s chart, and in her son’s chart, with a brief discussion after the fact as to what it is likely to all mean. The Queen’s demise was clear in her chart, below (bigger):

We have an accurate birth time for her, so the proving should be clear enough. From the page just linked there is the following:

“British monarch who reigned as Queen of the United Kingdom for 70 years from 1952 to 2022, making her the longest-lived and longest-reigning British monarch, and the longest-serving female head of state in world history. At the time of her death, Elizabeth was also Queen of 14 other Commonwealth realms in addition to the United Kingdom.”

Since we have an accurate birth time and since her chart has been examined ad infinitum by many astrologers over the years, we will dispense with any further provings of the chart. As we have examined here on several occasions, the main death indicators in the chart of an individual are shown by directions and activating transits by and to the 1st and 8th houses and/or their rulers, along with directions to and by the Mars/Saturn (‘death’) axis. The Meridian axis is also very often involved, as well as to and by the ruler of the 4th house.

The 1st house in the Queen’s chart is ruled by Saturn, which received directions by Jupiter and Neptune on the day of her death. The directed Mars/Sat axis was directed to the Meridian axis and Neptune by 45° modulus, showing at one and the same time her weakness, an easy passage and that her time had indeed come. All of the directions just cited were in aspect to the ruler of the Queen’s Ascendant, as well as to her 4th house, showing the conditions at the end of her life. Jupiter was conjunct the 4th house cusp, showing a fortunate passage. Her family was present at her death.

Moving to the ruler of the 8th house, Mercury, there were no directions to the Queen’s natal Mercury on the day of her passing, but there were transits to it by Saturn (ruler of the 1st house) and Uranus, both by 45° aspect and thus forming the midpoint, Sat/Ura=Mer: “The making of great demands upon one’s nervous energy, the ability to hit back hard under provocation, the ability to organise resistance, the act of separating oneself from others. – Necessary changes.” Transiting Saturn had also been on her natal Mars, taking a toll on her energy. She had COVID in February which left her feeling very tired, at which point Saturn had just begun its approach to her Mars.

However, even though the Queen’s natal Mercury did not receive direction from other planets, her directed Mercury, ruling her 8th house, was directed to her natal Mars/Saturn axis, which was activated by the transiting Moon at the time of the announcement of her death, which was at 18:30 BST. Mercury’s involvement with the death axis relates to news of death, rather than death itself, but since Mercury in this case rules her 8th house, the signal of death itself still holds.

It was stated the Queen died sometime that afternoon. In Commons, while Truss’ energy bill was being debated, there was a flurry of activity and dour faces early-to-mid-afternoon, with both opposition and ruling parties being notified and then abruptly leaving the building. At that point the Moon was transiting in semisquare to the Neptune/Jupiter/Meridian axis/death axis combination. It is quite probable she died at around 1:00 or 2:00 that afternoon.

In the case of terminal illness or the time of death in general the transiting Moon often gives a more precise indication of the time of passing. The Moon rules the body esoterically and the natural 4th house traditionally, the latter showing conditions at the end of life. This is especially true of lunar transits to the Mars/Saturn axis by the octal series of aspects.

Moving on, the Queen’s demise was also shown in the UK chart, among a great many other things, discussed along with Truss in a post to follow this one. The chart is below (bigger):

Regents, whether male or female, are ruled by the Sun. In the directions to the UK Sun we find directed Pluto square the natal Sun. Pluto directions mark the end of old situations and the death of ideals. The monarchy has increasingly been called into question as a necessary institution in affairs of state, other than ceremonial aspects of state. The UK, starting with England, has been a constitutional monarchy since 1689, ensconced in their Bill of Rights. Since that time the monarchy had been divested of the majority of its power. Parliament was thereafter the seat of power. Still, the Sun in the UK chart indicates the monarchy.

The directed Sun (monarchs again) in the UK chart was directed to the natal death axis, activated on the day by transiting Uranus, showing the surprise about the events and the sudden unfolding of events. The 1st and 8th houses for the nation are both ruled by Venus. The directed MC was on the natal Venus at the time of the Queen’s passing, showing both the death and the great event of state it represented, because not only did the Queen pass, but Charles became king at the same time.

Charles became King Charles III immediately upon his mother’s death. It is not likely the British public will be too happy about his wife, Camilla, being crowned Queen (King’s Consort) beside him on the same day as he is crowned. Camilla was seen as the marriage wrecker between Charles and Princess Diana, the latter being very much loved by the public. That is beside the point but perhaps we will look at a future post regarding the reign of King Charles. That said, the Queen’s death was shown in his chart, too, along with a rather interesting direction. His chart with directions and transits is below (bigger):

The directed death axis was conjunct Charles’ Meridian axis when the Queen passed. When it comes to midpoints it doesn’t matter which end of an axis is affected, but the MC/IC is the parental axis. Prince Phillip passed on 9 Apr 2021, when the directed death axis had just started to come within orb (for midpoints that around 1.5°) of Charles’ Meridian axis. There were other indicators for the passing of his father, but we will not cover them here. Directions to the Meridian axis and its rulers can show events concerning one’s parents. The direction of the Mars/Sat axis to the MC shows mourning and bereavement. Charles’ directed Ascendant was semisquare to Saturn at the Queen’s death. So, for the death of a parent we have both factors activated here – the 1st and 4th/10th houses.

At the time of the Queen’s death mention was made earlier of an interesting direction. That direction is of Neptune to Charles’ natal Jupiter/Uranus opposition, which yields the following combination, Nep=Jup/Ura;

“Being guided by false perceptions, being disappointed quickly, a lack of prudence and of far-sightedness. – Unearned gains, a fortunate turn after having had losses e.g. an inheritance after a death, favourable prospects after the loss of a position.”

Uranus rules Charles’ 8th house, thus completing the ‘death picture’, as well as inheritances. Charles now heads the family fortune, and the royal family in general. He also is king of a very troubled realm. Liz Truss – the ‘other Liz’ – has been handed the leadership of the Conservatives, and this two days prior to the Queen’s death. Hence we saw Twitter posts calling for her arrest, meaning Truss, for ‘killing the queen’, which of course is nonsense. Most of those Tweets have gone missing now, thankfully. Charles, we might say, inherits what could well be a poisoned chalice from the realm. And he hasn’t helped himself by his past behaviour. He is not exactly well-liked.

And then, the Truss administration has already set itself toward fulfilling the wishes of its donors, which we will cover in a separate post. The ERG essentially now has control of the country. Suffice it to say Charles will be sitting in London watching the growing instability in the UK as the Tories make their last stand at selling off the UK and impoverishing its citizens. If that seems like hyperbole now, watch as things unfold. ‘Capping’ people’s energy bills at £2,500/year, for instance, is not exactly supporting the public in a time of crisis, especially when the energy companies will still make record profits. And this is all due to British domestic policy. Forget foreign actors, though the establishment will try to blame everything on Putin and the EU. Truss proposes to do so involving the transfer of £150bn in taxpayer funds to energy suppliers to make up the difference…and so on. Again, we will save that for the next post.

There are several things to consider with the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, may she rest in peace. Her passage, King Charles’ accession to the throne and the Truss administration do indeed mark the end of an era for the UK. The Queen leaves a very mixed legacy. She was loved by many, and hated by probably just as many people. As to the latter, the ancestors (of the present generations) who were colonized during the British Empire were often brutally treated. The Irish are of particular note in that regard. And Will and Kate recently experienced the same sense of contempt for the British rule in their recent disastrous trip to Jamaica during the Queen’s Jubilee. There is no love lost for British imperialism across the world.

At the same time, the monarchy has a great mystique attached to it. The Queen was noted for her service work, representative of what many people consider to be the best of British tradition. And that is the thing – traditions often die a slow death. But to keep up the mystique, the media across the world is falling all over itself to give glowing tributes to the Queen. The simple fact is, she lived a very posh life at the expense of the public, watched as the Empire breathed its last (though she had no control over that) and then watched as the UK Parliament itself gave itself over to financialization and privatization at the expense of all but a few wealthy individuals. It is probably a good thing for her she is not around now to see what happens next.

Tony Abbott in Australia just penned an over the top piece for The Australian where he stated, “No death in human history will be as widely felt”. I don’t know, Tony, but Jesus and Princess Di come to mind. Princess Di was loved as much if not more than the Queen. He should probably note, too, that billions of people will probably go on about their business after a few days instead of mourning the Queen. But this sort of hyperbole is present across media in the Commonwealth. It is already pretty much old news even today here in Italy.

For the British people and monarchists remaining in the old Commonwealth states, the Queen’s passing is a sad event. The British press in the meantime, along with the Murdoch press in the US, Australia and New Zealand will milk this story for all it is worth. The Queen’s picture is currently projected onto the Sydney Opera House, probably much to the consternation of many Australians, I can tell you. It distracts from domestic issues, which are growing worse by the day. Until she is laid to rest, and probably for a while after, her story will be endlessly recounted in British media. It will be like living through a presidential election in the US. Meanwhile, watch what happens in Parliament while the public is distracted.

None of this is meant to be cynical. It is always sad when a public figure like the Queen passes on. For most of the British public she will be remembered fondly. And her family should be left in peace to grieve and collect themselves going forward. They have their work cut out for them after all the ceremony is finished.

With her Taurus Sun and Leo Moon the Queen was a powerful, if quiet figure in her own way. And with Capricorn rising, she represented stability and tradition to the British people. What that will mean in the immediate future, as her family takes her place in the spotlight, is anyone’s guess. But for now, a nation considers her legacy, what the future holds and for many a period of grief will follow. London Bridge has fallen, bless her heart. RIP Queen Elizabeth II. Yours will be a hard act to follow.

Featured pic from The Economic Times

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