The Duke and Duchess of Sussex introduced the world to their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, yesterday, 8 May. He was born 6 May 2019 at 5.26 am, which makes him a Taurus. So, what can we glean from his star sign? Harper's Bazaar resident astrologer Peter Watson offers his insights on what we can expect from the latest addition to the royal family.
Taurus - an Earth sign
Ruling planet: Venus planet of love
Colour: earthy browns and greens
"Although Archie was born under the solid, placid sign of Taurus he is destined for the spotlight, as we’ve already seen. And no wonder, being born to Meghan, an American actress, who is an extrovert Leo, and a Virgoan father, Harry, who went from being a royal rebel to a national treasure in a few short years.
"In Archie’s chart, the Taurus Sun is linked to Saturn which encourages hard work and discipline. And he is sure to steer himself towards the centre of the world stage in the years to come.
"Taureans often have musical talents. His great grandmother, the Queen, and her sister, Princess Margaret, were well known for their musicality and mimicry. Nor do the similarities between the Queen and Archie end there. They both have their Sun in Taurus and in each of their charts Saturn is on the midheaven, which describes somebody with an incredibly strong sense of duty.
"His resourcefulness will drive him towards foreign shores later on in life as, in his chart, pro-active Mars combines it’s energies with those of Jupiter, the explorer, in a way that suggests he’ll foster interests and curiosity about far-flung countries and cultures the world over.
"Taureans tend to work best within a structure or set-up in which they’re able to maintain traditions and stability and give a strong and firm hand to those who need it. Professions include finance, food or the arts.
"They usually have a strong constitution and they’re at their best when they feel relaxed, secure and cared for. Music can be restorative as can all manner of natural remedies.
"As Taurus is the most homely sign of the Zodiac, these people are best in an environment that’s emotionally secure. They’re earthy in that they are practical and constructive. But there’s also a side that’s very refined and they love to surround themselves with the finer things in life.
"Typical Taureans are solid and intransigent. They are ruled by gentle Venus the planet of love, beauty and harmony so music, art, literature, romance and fine food are important. There’s little point in telling a Taurean to hurry up as they need time and space to experience just about everything wholeheartedly.
Plus points: Persistence, attentiveness, steadfastness, loyalty, reliability and productiveness.
Minus points: Stubbornness, passiveness, obstinacy, inflexibility and overindulgence.
"Finally, looking to the future, Taureans are often drawn to those born under their fellow earth signs (Virgo and Capricorn) which, around the year 2040, might well throw some light on one or two burgeoning royal romances."
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