December 2008

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Synastry
The Astrology of Venus and Jupiter Between Charts
The Second Couple: Queen Victoria and Albert, Prince of England

Introduction
Prior to this I wrote two papers comparing the astrology of two couples, O.J. and Nicole Brown Simpson, and Jonelle and David Arien. Each of their relationships ended in the death of at least one of them. In those papers we examined the incidence of compound mars/saturn sets (see definition below for compound sets) at the beginning and end of their relationships. Both couples started with several sets, and both ended with at least one additional one, easily accounting for the intense turbulence they experienced.

We also looked at the few positive sets they shared. Positive compound sets bring people into relationship. They can also seduce them into staying in a relationship that is fraught with difficulty.

Those first two papers suggested that compound mars/saturn sets between charts represent one of the most difficult astrological combinations any couple can experience. Mars and saturn are the lesser and greater malefics, respectively. Therefore, their deleterious effect between charts makes sense. To read an expanded description of their effects, read those papers (i.e., Simpsons and Ariens), their links on the Home Page.

The third paper shifted focus from the synastry of the two malefics—mars and saturn—to that of the two benefics—venus and jupiter. History recorded that Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning had an unusually loving and harmonious relationship until it was ended by her death. Their synastry was high in such benefic interchange. It also lacked even one compound mars/saturn.

Here are links to all the synastry papers. If you want to see the greatest venus/jupiter vs. mars/saturn contrast read the Browning and Simpson papers. The links: . Comments on Synastry--Astrological Compatibility--Using This Form of Astrology

Synastry, The Astrology of Venus and Jupiter Between Charts, the Sixth Couple: Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward

Synastry, The Astrology of Mars and Saturn Between Charts, the Sixth Couple: Michel and Francoise Gauquelin

Synastry, The Astrology of Venus and Jupiter Between Charts, the Fifth Couple: the D Family

Synastry, The Astrology of Mars and Saturn Between Charts, the Fifth Couple: the F Family

Synastry, The Astrology of Venus and Jupiter Between Charts, the Fourth Couple: Ronald and Nancy Reagan

Synastry, The Astrology of Mars and Saturn Between Charts, the Fourth Couple: Carol and Michael Damon and Homicide/Suicide

Synastry, The Astrology of Venus and Jupiter Between Charts, the Third Couple: Marion Davies and William Randolph Hearst

Synastry, The Astrology of Mars and Saturn Between Charts, the Third Couple: Sandra and William A. and Her Homicide

Synastry, The Astrology of Mars and Saturn Between Charts, the Second Couple: David and Jonelle Arien and Homicide/Suicide

Synastry, The Astrology of Venus and Jupiter Between Charts, the First Couple: Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Synastry, The Astrology of Mars and Saturn Between Charts Using the Charts of O.J. Simpson and His Deceased Wife, Nicole

This is the fourth paper in this series on synastry, the second to demonstrate the power of benefic exchange between husband and wife. Here we look at the synastry between Queen Victoria and her much beloved husband, Albert, Prince of England. History tells us that theirs, too, was an unusually felicitous and loving relationship.

I need to say a word about terminology. If I were writing about venus and jupiter interacting—i.e., conjunct, square, or opposition each other—within one chart, I would state they were in the same set. Light/venus/jupiter in the same set is called a golden benefic. But here we are comparing planets between two charts (also known as synastry). I cannot just call the latter sets because sets by definition exist within one chart. I have chosen to label the sets which exist between charts “compound sets.” A compound set including light/venus/jupiter or Angle/venus/jupiter, then, is referred to as a compound golden benefic.

To define it succinctly, a compound set consists of planets from the charts of two individuals that are conjunct, square, or opposition each other, with an orb of 2°. If a light—sun, moon, or node—is involved, orb increases to about 3-1/2°. Compound sets are most powerful when they also include an Angle or a light and least powerful when they include neither.

Ease, comfort and fondness in relationship are not nearly as dramatic as the extreme discord that immediately precedes homicide. For the latter, compound mars/saturn sets, also called compound dark malefics, were potent indexes of marital disharmony.

Compound venus/jupiter in relationship is either more rare, or less noticed than its negative (mars/saturn) counterpart. Probably the latter. That is, couples with compound venus/jupiter are far less likely to come to public attention than couples with compound mars/saturn. Peace and harmony bring far less press than do war and disaster. Therefore, to illustrate ease, comfort, love, attraction, and longevity in relationship I have included incidences of venus and/or jupiter of one individual falling on an Angle or light of the other. That is, I am including compound sets of light/venus, Angle/venus, light/jupiter, and Angle/jupiter in addition to those golden benefics involving light/venus/jupiter in the same set.

According to my data sources, Victoria fell in love with Albert when they first met (for which I do not have a date). Since the prerogative was hers, at some point not long after they met she proposed to him. While he showed reluctance at first, he later concurred. They became engaged on October 15, 1839, and married on February 10, 1840. Two additional sources for their biographical information occur at:

Queen Victoria

More on Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

The marriage between Victoria and Albert, which produced nine children (four sons and five daughters), lasted until his death from typhoid in late 1861. Albert was the great love of Victoria’s life. After his death she entered mourning and wore black for the rest of her life (www.wikipedia.com). She died January 22, 1901 following nearly 64 years of rule (royal.gov.uk).

Although much treasured by his wife, Albert was not particularly popular with the British people. He was “excluded from holding any official political position, was never granted a title of peerage, and was named Prince Consort only after seventeen years of marriage.” (victorianstation.com).

I see the fact that they remained in love, devoted, and loyal throughout their marriage in spite of Albert’s unpopularity in his wife’s country as testimony, among other things, of the astrological strength of their union.

Before I demonstrate that astrological strength, I want to make available information on this astrological method.


Method
This astrological method is not the traditional Western one. It is not traditional, period. True, it uses sidereal astrology, the predominant (traditional) astrology of the East. It also uses the Egyptian harmonic. Both are quite old. This method started with me in 1983. Its working rules were not inherited. They were uncovered gradually through years of research. As they were uncovered, a system which at first seemed too complex became almost too simple. Here are those rules:

Chart Rules

And here are links to my comments on the practical differences between sidereal versus tropical astrology as well as a paper discussing the origin of this method:

Tropical vs. Sidereal Astrology
About This Method

Text below discussing the qualities of venus and jupiter as well as the impact of locality Angles is nearly the same in both papers—this one and the one on the Brownings.


Venus in Individual Charts
Of all the planets, venus stands most for the qualities of harmony, grace, and beauty. Since we all like the experience of harmony, we find whatever produces it attractive, and thus venus is associated with liking and loving.

Venus as it is associated with the 2nd house and Taurus, one of the signs it rules, is correlated with having. For instance, venus in Taurus is a good placement of venus to attract money and quality possessions. It puts an emphasis on beauty and the fine things money can buy.

Venus as it is associated with the 7th house and Libra, the other sign it rules, is correlated with harmony in relationship. Librans demand equality in their relationships and are upset, for instance, with some Leos who consider themselves without equal. Or with Aries, who, more interested in action than agreement, go to the symphony when they want harmony. Cooperation is important to venus in Libra and venus in general.

Venus is a “soft” planet. It works through allure, charisma, invitation and seduction.

People strongly under the influence of venus accomplish things above board through consensus; “below board,” through seduction or persuasion. They are rarely “up front” and “baldly honest,” types of encounters which are painful for them.

Venus in our charts stands for what we love and are attracted to. Venus in Gemini, for instance, evidences a love for, attraction to, and usually a facility for (all venus) learning, words, and communication (all Gemini/mercury). It also shows love (venus) of youthfulness (Gemini/mercury), and affection for or attraction to (venus) children (Gemini/mercury).

We can use venus in Cancer for another example of how venus operates in the signs. Venus in Cancer sponsors love (venus) of the nurturing things (Cancer), enjoyment (venus) of domestic activities (Cancer), including cooking and gardening, and love (venus) of home and family (Cancer), possibly with an appreciation of one’s roots (Cancer).

When another’s Angles, moons, or nodes pick up our venuses, that is, exist in the same set with them, they are eliciting our feelings of love and liking, friendliness and sharing, devotion and sharing.


Jupiter in Individual Charts
In the East they say that jupiter represents the guru. That is, jupiter, by sign and placement in the chart, indicates the area through which the individual can experience considerable learning, growth, expansion, and success.

In its connection with the 9th house and Sagittarius, jupiter is correlated with some apparently non-related subjects—aviation, law, philosophy, higher mind (enlightenment types of things), and equestrianism. The 9th house is always opposite the 3rd house, which has mercury as its natural ruler. Our mercury-learning is serial, that is, it occurs piece by piece by piece. Our jupiter-learning occurs because of a higher grasp of the facts we learned in Gemini. Facts get sorted by relevance and level of importance. In that way, jupiter stands for perspective and perhaps some times for intuition. “Jupiterian learning” involves distance—more objectivity—regarding any situation. It stands for better comprehension, the wisdom of the over-view. The adjective for jupiter is “Jovian.” A lawyer is not necessarily Jovian, but a jurist is. A politician is often less than Jovian, but a true statesman properly lays claim to that title.

When another individual draws on one of our jupiters, he is addressing us in areas we are most successful, most comprehending, most at ease, and least threatened. Therefore, we are kind to him. We can afford to give him plenty of room. We treat his clumsiness with forbearance.

Jupiter in our charts is quite likely the index of our EQ—Emotional Quotient as defined by Daniel Goleman—touted as a better indicator of success (jupiter!!) than intelligence (mercury +).

One individual’s jupiter on another’s Angles is a strong indication of a long-term relationship. Love (venus) in relationship is great, but not always dependable. Without philosophical support, without some distance, love can turn to hate. A long union like marriage draws heavily on compassion, a continuing sympathetic (but not enabling) view of the other fellow’s weaknesses. That long, philosophical rope is inspired by jupiter.

The best compound jupiter set for long-term relationship occurs when one individual’s jupiter falls on the Descendant (7th house cusp) of the other.


Venus + Jupiter in Individual Charts
Venus and jupiter in the same set (lighted and with Angular influence) within one individual’s chart create a golden benefic. Golden benefics are found in the charts of humanity’s most charismatic (venus) and successful (jupiter) individuals. Nearly all of our “superstars” (regardless of their field) arrived at that destination through the winning combination that is comprised of venus and jupiter together. Let me put it another way. Some people work very hard for success;others, hardly at all. Whichever their effort, nobody arrives at superstar without forefront venus and jupiter, either together or summed Their area of success depends on the path those planets describe. For instance, if one of them influences the 2nd house, their success will also be crowned with financial abundance. (The paper on famous gurus shows a number of these cases, where the same golden benefics whose path described spiritual illumination also included a 2nd house influence bringing in a fountain of wealth.)

Since venus represents love and jupiter luck, individuals with these two planets in the same set are lucky in love. Progressions of venus to jupiter, or jupiter to venus often accompany marriage.


Venus + Jupiter in Compound Sets, i.e., in Synastry
Venus and jupiter in the same compound set produce one of the loveliest astrological connections that can exist between two people. Here I have used the synastry of a married couple, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, but these sets work the same among any two people—boss and employee, siblings, parent and child, friends, and co-workers. They work whether the couple involved is gay or straight.

Venus and jupiter in a compound set between two individuals, then, barring strong counter indications, imply they are successful and/or charismatic as a couple. It could be said they are so harmonious as a couple that they remind us, when we observe them, what a relationship could be.


Other Synastry
Interplay of the benefics play a large role in the synastry of attraction. Other astrology is important in synastry but I do not cover it here. I will write more about it in the blog associated with this site (address at top of page).


In this age of easy world travel and endless relocation, couples who marry often do not live in the same locality they were born in. For that reason, it is necessary to include locality astrology in any analysis of their relationship.


Locality Angles
The same moment in time (birth) equates to different moments in time when spread out over the “sphere” called planet Earth. For instance, 5 p.m. in New York City (EST) is the same moment in time as 10 p.m. in London (GMT) (disregarding for the sake of discussion, differences of Local Mean Time from Standard Time). That is, the exact same moment in time translates into different Standard Times all over the globe.

Locality Angles are found for places different from birth (and conception) by finding the equivalent time of birth for the new location and casting the chart for that time using the new longitude and latitude. For instance, if some one was born exactly at 5 hours west of Greenwhich (that is, EST), and moved to a place exactly 7 hours west of Greenwich (i.e., MST), there would be a two hour time difference. If their birth time was 8:00 a.m. EST, then it would have been 6:00 a.m. MST in the new location.

The location of the planets, their degrees, and their positions relative to each other do not change in locality charts. Their Angles—Midheaven and Ascendant, and their counterparts, I.C. and Descendant, respectively, do change.

To illustrate the difference locality can make on Angles, a chart cast for 6:00 a.m. MST would have considerably different birth and conception Midheavens and Ascendants than one cast for 8:00 a.m. EST. Midheavens change approximately one degree every four minutes. A one-hour time difference equates to a 15° difference in Midheavens, while a two hour time difference amounts to 30° (a whole sign). So, in locality charts, the planets and their inter-relationships do not change, but their positions relative to the houses and Angles do. So far in my work I study those planet-to-Angle changes, but not their movement throughout the houses. So, here we look to see which planets fall on the new, locality Angles.

Locality Angles can produce positive, negative, or indifferent results. Individuals can move to locations which are better for their lives, i.e., locations which bring out their best astrology. They can move to locations which bring out their worst astrology. Or, they can move to locations which seem to make no difference in their lives.

I write with confidence about locality Angles and their progressions. I, myself, have lived in several localities different from birth for many years. During those times I had many occasions to assess the power of birth versus locality Angles. I have also explored their effect through research using others charts. My present conclusions regarding locality Angles are: (1) birth and conception Angles and their progressions still “work” in the new locality, (2) locality Angles and their progressions also work, and so (3) They all share in determining the quality of the individual’s experience in the new location. Locality Angles appear slightly stronger than birth/conception Angles in determining relationships.

For me the surprise was the degree to which progressed locality Angles work.

Since he was born in Germany, we want to look at the Prince Albert’s locality Angles for England. I have used London. Locality Angles and their progressions are not new to my papers, either. I wrote about them in, among others, the papers on John McCain, Charles Whitman, and Mike Boorda. I may never write the paper, but locality Angles were instrumental in the death of Chandra Levy.

Before looking at the royal couple’s compound sets, we should review standard notation for this form of astrology.


Standard Chart Notations
In the tables below, b stands for birth, c stands for conception, and p for progressed. T stands for transiting. A number following the letters identifies the harmonic chart from which the harmonic planet was taken, e.g., b7 pluto identifies the harmonic of pluto for the 7th chart. All harmonics used are +2 greater than the number of the chart they are applied to. Therefore, the harmonic used for the 7th chart is the ninth, or novienic, harmonic.

MC stands for Midheaven while Asc stands for Ascendant. B-Loc identifies the locality Angle for birth, while C-Loc identifies the locality Angle conception. Reasonably, then, pB-Loc MC identifies the progressed locality Midheaven for birth while pC-Loc Asc identifies the progressed locality Ascendant for conception.

Now we can look at some of the synastry in the compound sets which existed between Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

In this paper most of the chart comparisons are between 7th charts because the 7th chart is strongest in showing relationship. Here, however, I have included two from the synastry of the couple’s 5th charts.


Angles and House Cusps for the Prince and Queen
I have not included drawings of partial charts in this paper, therefore, house cusps are not shown. They are shown below reference in reading the rest of this paper.

House Cusps for Prince Albert:
Placidus: C MC—19 Taurus 21, c11—26Gem, c12—28Can, C Asc—23 Leo 33, c2—16Vir, c3—14Lib B MC—13 Taurus 19, b11—21Gem, b12—23Can, B Asc—18 Leo 59, b2—11Vir, b3—9Lib

House Cusps for Queen Victoria:
Placidus: C MC—17 Virgo 10, c11—13Lib, c12—2Sco, C Asc—17 Scorpio 37, c2—24Sag, c3—10Aqu B MC—10 Capricorn 11, b11—5Aqu, b12—16Pis, B Asc—13 Taurus 45, b2—5Gem, b3—22Gem


Starting Compound Mars/Saturn Sets Between Queen Victoria and Prince Albert
By “starting” in the title above, I mean sets that exist between them before any progressions or locality changes.

The Simpson and Arien papers ended up being primarily about their compound mars/saturn sets as indices of their difficulty in relationship. We should look at those between the Queen and Prince Consort. But, there are none, not even a weak background one (that is, mars/saturn without an Angle or light).


Starting Compound Venus/Jupiter Sets, i.e., Golden Benefics, Between Victoria and Albert
The following might be a golden benefic. I am not sure because in it venus is opposition jupiter. Aclose opposition of venus and jupiter within one chart will show that these two planets, even though both are benefic, tend to “injure” each other. That is, they work against each other. But, I have also seen progressed venus opposition jupiter in instances of good fortune, usually as one of two or more venus/jupiter sets. As well, I have seen the opposition as the benefic set in returns. Nonetheless, the followings set’s qualification to be considered a compound golden benefic remains in question. Here it is:

Set (1)her c moon21 Capricorn 23
his c7 jupiter21 Capricorn 21
her c7 venus19 Cancer 53

Set (1) is also less powerful because Queen Victoria also has jupiter in Capricorn, at 24 Capricorn 43. In a sense, the Prince’s jupiter is, therefore, redundant. But we can look at it the opposite way: Queen Victoria contributes a light/venus to his jupiter. That is an astrological gain for the Prince.

Set (2) is without light. But the planets in it are close and in the same sign, so at times, it is more powerful than Set (1):

Set (2)her c jupiter11 Sagittarius 18
his c venus12 Sagittarius 16

Each time Victoria or Albert has a progressed light enter Set (2), for the duration they have a completed compound golden benefic. In addition to that, each time one of them has a return light enter Set (2), they again have a compound golden benefic. Progressing 7th chart harmonic moons move approximately 9° per month (about 3-1/3° every 10 days) and progressing harmonic suns about 5’ per month. Return lights—if in the right position—last about 40 days. If they enter the set they usually indicate not so much a period of felicity as an incident. Transiting lights make some difference, especially relevant harmonic nodes. All these together comprise possible sources for a light to enter Set (2), creating for the duration a compound golden benefic.


Starting Compound Venus/Light, Venus/Angle, Jupiter/Light, and Jupiter/Angle Sets Between Robert and Elizabeth
Many couples do not have compound golden benefic sets, but they have good relationships. The astrological sources of their harmony are their compound sets of venus or jupiter with Angles or lights. Those sets are vitally important in promoting good marriages.

Here are the ones between the Prince and Queen:

Set (3)her B MC10 Capricorn 11
her c SN10 Libra 10
his b moon10 Libra 13
his b7 venus11 Cancer 52

Concerning Set (3), when one individual’s light/venus shares the other’s Angle, the former loves and is attracted to (moon/venus) the latter (Angle). This is the set that makes the heart of the moon/venus individual go “pitter-patter.” This type of set can be ruined by too many difficult sets, resulting in love turning into hate or simply being ground down to neutral. The moon/venus does not create the hate, but it does provide fuel for it. The transition from the wonderful, soft, heart feeling of love (moon/venus) to the painful, harsh, solar plexus one of mutual blame (mars/saturn) creates a lot of energy that usually fuels the anger of confusion and disappointment. In a synastry that is relatively benefic (and without mars/saturn), moon/venus retains its freshness as enduring affection and love of one for the other.

Set (4)her b moon11 Taurus 29
her b7 uranus10 Leo 24
her b7 moon13 Leo 18
her c7 jupiter11 Scorpio 44
her c7 moon12 Scorpio 25
her B Asc13 Taurus 45
his B MC 13 Taurus 19
his b7 mars11 Aquarius 14
his B-Loc Asc11 Leo 23

Queen Victoria has her own multiply-lighted Angle/jupiter, so she doesn’t really get that much benefit from the prince’s. He, however, gains multiply-lighted jupiter to his Angle/moon/mars. One individual’s jupiter on the other’s Angle (additional lights are just more pluses) is superb for a long-term relationship. She provides a long rope (jupiter) and philosophical support (jupiter) for his aggressiveness (mars) and initiative (mars). He is drawing on her strength (jupiter).


Set (5)her b7 and c7 suns29 Cancer 08
her c sun29 Cancer 54
her c7 mars28 Aries 10
his b venus27 Cancer 59
his b7 and c7 suns28 Libra 50
his c sun29 Libra 52

In Set (5) we see Elizabeth’s triply-lighted mars in the same set with Albert’s triply-lighted venus. Six of the total of eights sun (between them in this, the 7th chart) are involved in this set. I am not sure, but believe their compound set, comprised of light/venus/mars indicates a strong sexual attraction wherein she is the initiator (her mars). At the very least, her suns lighting his venus show venusian pull (love, affection, attraction) from his side. As is shown below, they have another set in their fifth chart indicating a strong sexual link. Nine children and a happy marriage tend to testify to the same thing.


Set (6)her b venus4 Aries 23
his c7 SN6 Aries 39

Set (6) shows another light/venus interaction. Depending on your orientation, it speaks of past (SN) life love (venus), or it symbolizes that she loves (her venus) the way he habitually (SN) functions in an Aries, cybernetic, mode.

I am uncertain about the following set, but show it because I find it intriguing.

Set (7)her b7 SN7 Capricorn 42
his c7 NN6 Libra 39
his c SN7 Libra 24
his b7 jupiter7 Libra 20

At the very least, in Set (7) Victoria adds a third light to Albert’s jupiter. So she would be drawing on and participating in his kindness, benevolence, and strength (all jupiter). But this set where several of their nodes are together with jupiter also suggests benevolent (jupiter) past life (nodes) connections.

Combining Sets (5) and (6) they have node/venus + node/jupiter, a “kind of” compound golden benefic (this is just for fun, that’s why it was not included above under compound golden benefics). Nodes also have an implication of “fated” with the fated part of it being determined by the planets involved. Here they are venus and jupiter among other highly positive synastry. We should all suffer from such a “fate.”


Summing, the Queen and her Prince started with zero compound malefic sets and seven compound benefic ones, at least one of which approached being a compound golden benefic.

David Arien killed his wife, Jonelle, and then himself. They started with four compound mars/saturn sets—before progressions, and before locality Angles. In earlier papers I referred to mars/saturn sets as dark malefics. I am not happy with the term but use it to represent, so-to-speak, the “opposite” of golden benefic.

We could consider Albert and Victoria’s Angle/venus and Angle/jupiter each as “half” golden benefics. They have four sets with light/venus and three with light/jupiter. But one of them is Set (1), where venus and jupiter are in the same set. Minus Set (1), they have three sets with light/venus and two with light/jupiter. Combing these to create summed light/venus/jupiter, we get two artificially combined sets comprised of light/venus/jupiter, that is, two compound golden benefics in addition to Set (1).

Roughly speaking, in terms of dark malefics and golden benefics:


Locality Angles for Prince Albert for London
I have already shown, in Set (4) above, that Albert’s locality B Asc was the recipient of Victoria’s multiply-lighted jupiter.

They have another important locality Angle interaction, but it occurs in their ) 5th chart. Our 5th charts contain information about our sexuality and our offspring, particularly the birth (or lack thereof) of offspring:

Set (8)b5 venus0 Scorpio 49
her c5 venus2 Scorpio 08
his c mars1 Scorpio 05
his c mercury2 Scorpio 48
his b5 jupiter2 Taurus 22
his B-Loc MC2 Taurus 36

Set (8) contains a compound golden benefic in which jupiter and venus are opposite each other, a condition I have already discussed above. For sure we can state that his locality Angle picks up her two venuses—certainly that’s a positive set. Moreover, his mars falls on her venuses, so that she is very welcoming (venus) of his sexual initiative (mars, 5th chart).

They have one more set in their 5th chart that is worth reporting:

Set (9)her c5 mercury18 Cancer 57
his b5 venus 15 Capricorn 54
his b jupiter17 Capricorn 29

Because Victoria’s c5 mercury rules her C MC, it acts like a light as well as a planet. Therefore, in Set (9), her mercury is lighting his venus/jupiter conjunction, giving them a 5th chart compound golden benefic.

So far I have not tied compound sets to various rulers in each individual’s charts. This could be important for sets not on Angles, therefore, not forefront. For instance, Prince Albert’s B MC and his C MC are in Taurus. So, every time in compound sets he contributes a venus, the set is made forefront by venus’ influence to one of those Angles. His two Ascendants are in Leo, so ditto for every time he contributes a sun.

Queen Victoria’s B Asc is in Taurus. Therefore, every time in compound sets her birth venuses (sidereal or harmonic) contribute the venus, the set is made forefront by venus’ influence to B Asc.

Queen Victoria also has B MC in Capricorn (ruled by saturn) and C Asc in Scorpio, ruled by mars. Every time in a set she contributed one of her birth saturns, or every time in a set she contributed one of her conception mars, that set would be brought forefront. Fortunately, she and the Prince had no mars/saturn sets. Victoria contributed the conception mars (ruler of C Asc) in Set (5) above, so assuming rulers work in compound sets, her mars made Set (5) a forefront set, that is, since it rules an Angle, “Angular.” Since we suspect this set representative of several that show sexual compatibility, it is not “bad” that this set was brought forefront.

I am not going to present benefic influence occurring through progressions for their marriage except to show one of the Prince’s:

Set (10)his b NN19 Pisces 32
his c jupiter 19 Sagittarius 02
his pc venus19 Sagittarius 52Rruler of C MC and c 3rd house

Set (10) gives Prince Albert a progressed golden benefic for his marriage to the Queen. It influences an Angle and is, therefore. forefront. It also falls conjunction Elizabeth’s return Asc at 19 Sagittarius 18.


Conclusion
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert had highly positive synastry.

On the difficult side, they did not have even one compound mars/saturn set. I did not include this in this study, but they had one Angle/saturn-with-mercury-and-uranus (his Angle to her mercury/saturn/uranus, so he provide the Angle for her intellectual brightness (mercury/saturn/uranus). They had no Angle/mars.

On the harmonious side, in their 7th chart they shared six compound sets involving Angle/venus, light/venus, Angle/jupiter, and/or light/jupiter and one set considered a potential compound golden benefic.

In terms of their synastry, their positives far outweighed the few minor negatives they shared, as was reflected in their long, harmonious marriage.


Discussion
Although other astrological factors play a role in determining the quality of a relationship, the synastry of mars/saturn and venus/jupiter between charts cover the range from very difficult to very harmonious. In that sense, they are good indices of failed and successful relationships. So far I have written about two highly “failed” marriages (Simpsons and Ariens) and two very successful one (Brownings and Queen Victoria/Prince Albert). I will continue this series, adding one each of “failed” and “successful” relationships. The next, the positive one, will be the analysis of the synastry between William Randolph Hearst and his paramour of over 45 years, Marion Davies.








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Data Acknowledgments (in alphabetic order)
Letters following the name show Rodden rating for reliability of birth time.

Albert, Prince of England (B)
Birth: 8/26/1819, 6:00 a.m. LMT, Rosenau, Germany. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. Luc de Marre quotes “Life of the Prince Consort,” Vol. 1, for a letter written the following day by the Dowager Duchess of Coburg-Saalfeld to the Duchess of Kent (Same in Sabian Symbols No. 15).
Conception:11/15/1818, 1:06:06 a.m. LMT, Rosenau, Germany.

Victoria, Queen of England (AA)
Birth: 5/24/1819, 4:15 a.m. LMT, London, England. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. Letter in hand from the Curator of the Court Dress Collection, Kensington Palace, Steinbrecher. Same from Alan Leo in Modern Astrology, August, 1895; same in Sabian Symbols No. 933.
Conception:8/15/1818, 3:06:44 p.m. LMT, London, England.

European births are often recorded to the nearest quarter hour, on the quarter hour. While we cannot be sure chart Angles for Albert and Victoria are correct, I did do progressions for each for their marriage, and Albert’s death. This left me with the sense their reported times of birth are close to the actual times.





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