Congratulations to Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William on their first child: a cuspy Cancer with a Capricorn Moon and Scorpio rising. At 4:24 PM GMT on July 22, the royal baby -- all eight pounds and six ounces of him -- entered the world.
He's third in line to the crown (behind Princes Charles and William), and from the looks of his chart, he'd wear it well! With Scorpio on the ascendant and an eighth house Cancer Sun, he's set to be the strong, silent type who appreciates his privacy and is selective about whom he trusts (mostly family).
The baby's cosmic connection with his mother looks very strong, with the Moon nearly full in Capricorn -- only ten degrees away from Kate's Sun. A Sun-Moon connection is considered one of the strongest indicators of compatibility, and they've got it going both ways! Kate's Moon is also in Cancer, the sign of the baby's Sun, so they'll enjoy a natural affinity and deep core connection from the outset.
It's no wonder he popped out mere minutes from both the Sun's entry into fiery Leo and the Moon's entry into airy Aquarius. He clearly wanted to keep the bloodline steeped in the earthy practicality and loyal tenderness modeled by his royal progenitors -- Kate is a Capricorn and Prince William is a Cancer.
And perhaps that's what is most remarkable about the royal baby's chart: the preponderance of planets in the Earth and Water elements. Not only are the building blocks of his character here -- the Sun, Moon, and ascendant -- but Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Venus, Neptune, and Saturn are all on hand as well! The only planet present in impulsive Fire is Uranus retrograde, and there's nothing at all in breezy Air signs. What does this all mean? "Family first" may be his battle cry, and with a cluster of planets in maternal Cancer, he certainly won't shy away from nurturing a cause ... once he gets through his growing pains, of course.
There's gravitas here and a natural talent for business. Precocious, cautious, charismatic, complex, and willful, this boy was born knowing he has big shoes to fill. It's a safe bet those first photos will not be of him smiling at a rattle or tilting at windmills, but staring straight through the lens with soulful history in his eyes and a seriousness of purpose to get his house in order.