Everyone is making assumptions and forming opinions about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and the accusations made within the interview with Oprah, but nobody really knows what is going on with the couple behind closed doors. Astrology is one way to learn a little more about a person’s feelings and the way they experience the world. Express.co.uk chatted to astrologer Francesca Oddie (@francescaoddieastrology) to find out more about why Meghan Markle and Prince Harry left the Royal Family and why the pair decided now was the time to challenge the monarchy.
We are all born with a birth chart or horoscope that acts as the GPS of our life and foretells so many of our decisions.
As the planets in the sky continue to move, they transit points in our personal horoscope and bring certain issues to light.
Astrologer Francesca Oddie knows Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s birth charts like the back of her hand and has been tracking the planets in line with the horoscope since the start of their relationship.
The last year or so has been challenging to say the least for Meghan, and this could’ve been predicted by one look at her birth chart.
Why has Meghan Markle decided to speak up now?
You’ve heard the phrase ‘the Age of Aquarius’, and that’s what we’re living in right now.
Francesca explained: “Saturn and Jupiter moved into Aquarius in December 2020 and we all hailed the new age!
“It’s a premature claim, but we might be excited about increased equality, communication, kindness, friendliness and human rights.”
At present, Uranus the ruling planet of Aquarius is square to Saturn the ruling planet of Capricorn, and this makes it the perfect time for Meghan to speak up.
Francesca said: “With Saturn opposing Meghan’s Leo Sun-Mercury conjunction and Uranus square to it, she wants to set the record straight.
“The conversation with Oprah may be seen as a PR stunt by many but, is it a reaction to having her story told for her and wanting and needing to speak it?
“She needs to break with tradition and articulate some of what’s been going on.
“I think any of us who have ever been gossiped about and felt friends be awkward with us can relate to the ease we feel when we get to tell our side of the story.”
Harry also has planets that feed into this story, with his Saturn at 12 Scorpio (at a right angle to Meg’s Sun).
Francesca explained: “Harry’s duty and a very strong connection to his family and father (where Saturn describes the father) is also being tested as he’s broken away from the traditional set-up and seeks to find a new way.
“His Moon is 21 degrees Taurus so it would have been trining his Moon the whole time too. It has been a huge transformation for him too.”
Could the interview start a new movement like the #FreeBritney movement? Possibly.
Francesca noted that Britney and Meghan were born 122 days apart and Britney’s Moon is at 12 degrees of Aquarius.
She said: “These points in the sky are currently really sensitive and people whose charts are picked up by these transits will be experiencing sudden shifts and changes (for you it’s if you’re an Aquarius, Taurus, Leo or Scorpio born in January, May, August or November) – people in the public eye are illustrating some of these themes for us!
“What we can see retrospectively with Britney is the way the media tore her apart and no one stuck up for her. Now that times are different, people are ashamed of their past actions regarding Britney.
“Irrespective of what you think of Meghan or Britney, taking a step back and looking at the stories that are repeating in the news can give us some insight into the astrological themes of the moment.”
AbolishTheMonarchy was trending on Twitter as the UK woke up to the news of what was said in the interview with Oprah, and Francesca said there may be some changes in light of the interview.
Francesca said: “By the end of this year and the third and final Saturn Uranus square on Christmas Eve, we will all think very differently about the rules, what they are there for and who benefits from them.”
Oprah With Meghan and Harry is on ITV at 9pm on Monday March 8. You can watch the full interview afterwards on the ITV hub [Link to https://www.itv.com/hub/itv]
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