The fundamental question that often encapsulates synastry and composite astrology, is whether or not two people are compatible. However, this can’t be reduced to a simple yes or no. Relationship astrology is about exploring people’s natal energies and power dynamics, so that we can asses how well these forces work together. Of course, this doesn’t determine with certainty whether two people will work out or not, but it can give us great insight into which areas of relationships are the strongest and weakest points.
Meghan and Harry’s relationship has been the realest example of a ‘regular’ girl getting her princess moment. However, their love story made it clear that things weren’t as picturesque and perfect as the movies make it seem. Their ‘break-up’ from the royal family, in which they stepped down from being senior royals, shocked millions. Meghan turned her back on the royal status that she’d acquired and Harry turned his back on his family traditions. Whilst they expressed that they wanted the freedom to explore their own business ventures, and to live and raise a family without royal restrictions, the Astrology behind the split reveals a much deeper meaning…
There is an effortless sense of fulfilment in Harry and Meghan’s relationship, in which they feel as though they complete one another. Within their relationship, they feel as though they cater to each others needs and desires (Composite Venus conjunct Mars 1°13′). Both Harry and Meghan seem to always know what it is that their partner wants, and are happy to serve one another (Harry’s Virgo Sun, Meghan’s Virgo Venus). The couples attraction towards each other is powerful and beautiful. Meghan aids Harry in establishing a strong sense of self (his 1st house in her 7th house). They understand each other to an extent that they perhaps have never experienced so strongly before (Meghan’s Sun and Mercury in Harry’s 7th House). Meghan seems to remind Harry that he is his own person outside of his family name and status. She enables him to feel confident and comfortable within himself.
With Harry’s Ascendant in Capricorn and Meghan’s Ascendant in Cancer, they each bring to the relationship a fresh perspective and flair of doing things that the other lacks. The 8th House synastry between Harry and Meghan (her Moon and Sun in his 8th house) is an indication of deep connections and true captivation. The 8th house is a representation of raw, powerful intimacy, and the couple’s synastry chart shows that Harry truly understands Meghan and can see her soul and raw being (Megan’s Chiron conjunct Harry’s Moon).
They compliment each other well and have uncovered a new depth to who they are through their marriage (composite Pluto in 7th House). Pluto’s positioning in the 7th house indicates a strong sense of sacrifice and hard work that comes with their marriage. They have grown together both as a pair, but especially as individuals. Together, they compromise and strongly enforce and fight for what is right, fair, and balanced for the two of them (composite Pluto in Libra).Embed from Getty Images
Harry and Meghan’s relationship has a sensitive nature that isn’t shown to the public (composite 12 house in Pisces). Instead, they present themselves to be a confident, powerful force together, putting what they want into action despite obstacles and opposition (Aries Ascendant). Being a united front would be something of importance to Harry, considering the very public breakdown of his parents marriage, and the significant impact of parental influences in the roots of his being (natal Moon in 4th House).
Harry and Meghan’s relationship was always meant to garner some sort of disapproval, rejection or conflicts between their families (his Pluto in her 4th house). Meghan’s relationship with Harry has brought along significant healing. Security, marital wealth, and the relationship with his family may have affected her self-esteem and caused her to feel overwhelmed. It’s a significant aspect of this lifetime that she must overcome in order to deeply heal her inner wounds (her Chiron in his 4th house). Stepping down as a senior royal may have felt deeply healing for her and an act of getting herself on the right, healthy path for her soul. Similarly, the sacrifice and conflict that came with Harry leaving at her side was not only a bold display of devotion to her, but the reminder that she is deeply loved, accepted as an individual and supported when taking strides towards her happiness/purpose (North Node in 1st house 1°), which is exactly what her soul needed.
The Royal Family Break-Up
On January 8th 2020, Harry and Meghan announced that they would be stepping back as senior Royals of the British Monarchy. The announcement not only shocked the country, but the world, with everyone sharing their opinions on the couple’s decision.
On this day, Meghan felt a deep need to be honest and yearned to share her truth with the world (Moon in Gemini). She likely felt intense nerves and an overwhelming sense of tension. She undoubtedly read the official statement over several times with a critical eye in order to picture what type of response it would garner from the world (Moon at 18.5°). To help herself through this time, she sought support from other women who she is close friends with (Moon on the cusp of her 11th House). With her natal Leo Sun at 11°59‘ in her 1st house of the self and identity, we know that her image and the way she’s perceived is important to her, and is something that she likes to have control over.Embed from Getty Images
Her feelings are easily swayed and affected by her environment, which not only reflects her desire to take back her control from the Royal ‘firm‘, but reflects the feeling of lacking control that the announcement caused her. Considering the unlikeliness that she typed up the announcement herself, Meghan felt as though the delivery of the situation was completely out of her hands. This is often a troubling thought for natal Libra Moon, who are lovers of peace and have a desire to be liked and accepted by others.
January 8th signified a powerful and dramatic change for the couples relationship, and a significant event in Meghan’s life which affects the power balance of her relationship, internal feelings and self esteem of both partners (Pluto Opposite Ascendant). Whilst Meghan has always been under the critical and nit-picking eye of the media and public, Britain’s beloved Harry experienced more public backlash than he’s used to. The Capricorn Stellium on this date (transiting Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto) in Meghan’s 6th house, indicates a strong theme of disruption, transformation and control.
Meanwhile, on this day, Prince Harry felt a huge disruption towards his identity (Pluto and Saturn in 1st House) and may have felt highly emotional about communicating this with the public (Mercury at 16°21‘). He had to be careful not to let his emotion’s overcome him during this time, and put on a serious, professional face (transiting Sun in Capricorn 17°39). Harry believed he was putting himself and his loved ones first (transiting Venus in his 1st house), which is highly important to him as a natal Venus in Libra. Being personal with the public has always served him well and has made him a popular figure. It was very important to him to share this moment of freedom with the world, even before consulting all of his family members (transiting Venus in Aquarius).Embed from Getty Images
Whilst the the planning for the ‘break-up’ is in motion, Harry and Meghan won’t become completely independent working royals until March 31st 2020. On this date, Harry will feel like a powerful husband and father figure, feeling confident in doing what may have been the harder decision, but what he believes is best for his family (transit Pluto in Capricorn trine natal Sun). He will be feeling and experiencing a lot emotionally that he may finally be able to communicate (transiting Neptune in Pisces sextile natal Moon in Taurus). Meghan however, will experience a heavy change in her career in terms of her relationship with the public and her relationship with authority figures of the Royal family and ‘firm‘ behind the scenes (transiting Uranus in her 10th house). However, this transit also indicates new career opportunities and recognition for her previous profession (actress). She has finally taken back the career freedom that she was denied when becoming a royal.
Harry may still have concerns regarding money and security, in a literal sense, (transiting Sun in his 2nd house), particularly as there has been a lot of discussion regarding which country is responsible for providing financial support and protection for his family. Although this date signifies their public step down, there are many financial matters and debts to be resolved behind the scenes that will be ongoing and at the forefront of his mind. He may find that during the conversations regarding these matters, others will try to dominate him. He will fight these forces with selfishness in order to get the best deal for his family, which is likely to cause offence, hurt egos, and further conflicts (transiting Sun square natal Ascendant).
This time may feel like a fight for survival and assertion of power for Harry. With transiting Mars in Aquarius square his Natal Pluto in Scorpio, he’ll be breaking barriers and taking a modern, royal stance. With most of his communications, he may feel a need to assert himself as a tremendous force, rather than a spoiled Prince looking to punish his family and reject their traditions. Transiting Mars in his 1st house aids him well in terms of assertion and not allowing himself to be intimidated by opposition.
Meghan on the other hand, will initially feel the need to isolate herself physically or emotionally from the outside world. She certainly will need time for herself and the official ‘break-up’ date will bring along another wave of opinions across the globe that she won’t instantly want to face head on (transiting Moon in her 12th house). This period of her life will require a lot of compromise and she will be faced with hidden enemies and unexpected oppositions from those close to her, but it represents a determined fight towards where she needs to be in her life journey (Mars conjunct South Node).