Here's what the planets have to say about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's newborn, a Taurus who arrived on May 6.

By Maressa Brown
May 20, 2019
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May 19, 2019

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s royal baby, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor arrived on May 6 at 5:26 a.m. local time. Ever since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that they were expecting, royal watchers have been buzzing that the baby appeared to be due in late April or early May—right in the heart of Taurus season. Being born under the fixed earth sign means the newborn is in good company with quite a few other Taureans in the royal family. Here, 8 facts about the royal baby's astrology. 

1. Royal baby Archie shares his sun sign with three close relatives. 

Archie's great-grandmother, the matriarch of the Windsor family, Queen Elizabeth II, was born on April 21,1926. His first cousins Princess Charlotte (born on May 2, 2015) and Prince Louis (born on April 23, 2018) are also Taurus kids.

2. Archie is a double Taurus.

Not only is the tiny royal a Taurus sun, but he was born with his rising sign/ascendant in the fixed earth sign, too. Your sun sign reflects self-image, while the rising sign, also referred to as your ascendant, explains how others perceive you initially. This means he'll inwardly identify with Taurean traits—like being cautious and grounded and loving the arts and finer things in life—and simultaneously project them out into the world.

3. Chances are, Archie will be especially close to his dad Prince Harry.

The Duke of Sussex, was born on September 15, 1984, so he's a Virgo. But Harry's moon sign (which oversees our emotional compasses) is in Taurus, which means he and his little one will have a similar way of seeing the world. It's possible Archie could also connect with his grandfather Prince Charles in this way, as well, given that Charles' moon also happens to be in Taurus. 

4. This is one fiery little family.

Harry's Mars (which oversees how we take action) is in mutable fire sign Sagittarius, known for acting in a free-spirited, unfiltered way and loving travel. And Meghan was born with both her sun and Mercury (which oversees how we communicate) in fixed fire sign Leo, which makes her vivacious and confident, especially in terms of expressing her thoughts and opinions. Meanwhile, though his sun is in earth sign Taurus, little Archie's Mercury and Venus (which oversees how we love and what we value) are in competitive, impulsive cardinal fire sign Aries. All this fire is sure to set up lots of exciting globe-trotting for the Sussexes—with occasionally sparky interactions and head-butting, as well. 

5. Language and public communication will likely be a main focus for the royal baby. 

Archie's moon and Mars are both in air sign Gemini. The sign of the Twins is ruled by communicator Mercury, which means Archie will find mastering the power of language will be integral to processing his emotions and taking action. It's possible that he'll be quite the public speaker when he gets older. 

6. Archie and his cousin, Princess Charlotte, may be especially close—and chatty.

Kate and Wills' second-born, Charlotte, was born with both her Mercury and Venus in Gemini. Given her strong command of language and interest in communication (she already speaks Spanish!), it's possible she'll be somewhat of a mentor to her baby cousin, and the pair could enjoy a very natural friendship and lots of vibrant conversation. 

Charlotte has both her Mercury and Venus in Gemini, chances are she and Baby Sussex are going to be quite chatty with one another. Nonetheless, because they all have their own take on the signature Taurean stubborn streak, they could butt heads when they take turns digging their heels in on any given situation.

7. Archie will consider several countries his home, especially by the time he's 12 or 24.

The royal baby was born with his Jupiter in its home sign of Sagittarius, a fire sign associated with the ninth house of long-distance travel and higher learning. We already know that he's going to grow up with a sense of his British and U.S. heritage, but there's buzz about Meghan and Harry moving to Africa, so it's possible he'll see himself as a citizen of the world, especially by the time he's a pre-teen and/or young adult. Fun fact: His late grandmother had a Sagittarius ascendant, which explains why she was drawn to championing humanitarian causes on the world stage.

8. When Archie is around 29-30 years old, he could question how he wants to identify with the royal family.

Saturn—the planet of authority and tough challenges—was retrograde in cardinal earth sign Capricorn when Archie was born. It'll come back around to this exact point when he is 29-30, and that's when he'll experience his Saturn return, a major astrological inflection point that will color how he moves forward into adult life. Given its retrograde placement in Capricorn, he'll be questioning whether he wants to follow the rules and traditions of the life he was born into—or strike out on his own in some way. 

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