These are the three zodiac signs destined to become royalty
Heavy is the head that wears the crown and bright are the star signs that seek or inherit that weight.
Historians recognize Sargon of Akkad as the first regent to rule, an orphan turned royal cup bearer with a goddess on his side, Sargon conquered and unified Mesopotamia some four thousand odd years ago.
In ancient Egypt, pharos wore crowns to connect them to depictions of their deities and to invoke the power they possessed. These days, crowns and kings are more about pageantry than pagan veneration and only twelve European nations maintain a form of monarchy; Andorra, Belgium, Denmark, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the Vatican and of course the UK and its colonies which we now call territories because colonialism was and is the scourge of humanity, owed in large part to the monstrous monarchs that propagated it. I digress.
Beyond Europe Bahrain, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Eswatini, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lesotho, Malaysia, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and Tonga are all countries that recognize a regent.
Analyzing the birth charts of modern monarchs and the temperaments, both noble and not, of the twelve zodiac signs, we bring you our list of the signs most likely to ascend to the throne or make the cut for royal ranking. Make sure to check out our take on what kind of King you are based on your zodiac sign and our run down of the royal family member that embodies each sign. Read on and long may you reign as rulers of your own fine selves my babies.
Taurus is the sign of the old guard and the new order with recently departed as Queen Elizabeth II and royal kiddos Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte and Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor all falling under the sign of the bull. It’s also worth noting that Prince Harry and King Charles III both have their moons in Taurus.
Indulgent AF with kingly appetites and tyrannical dispositions, Taureans may not choose royalty but are well suited to it. Bulls, naturally averse to change, are happy to maintain the status quo and promote problematic behavior so long as it promotes their personal comfort, a major playing card of the crowned. Other bull regents include Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia.
Throughout antiquity, crowns were worn by rulers and directly associated with sun cults and solar deities. In kind, Leo is ruled by the sun making the tie between the fifth sign of the zodiac and royalty high shine and long standing. Add to this that Leo is symbolized by the majestic lion who appears on the coat of arms of many a monarch.
Leos have no fear of power or pageantry, a magnanimous streak and a deep need to be loved by strangers, qualities befitting royalty. Leo Meghan Markle was well on her way to being a reining royal but her leonine pension for self-sovereignty and American habit of declaring independence, led her to sever ties with the crown. Royal lions still in the roaring and the running today include Rama X of Thailand, King Mohammed VI of Morocco, HRH Abdullah of Malaysia, Joan-Enric Vives of Andorra,
Capricorn rules the tenth hose of public life, the natural domain of world leaders. There’s a dynastic quality to Capricorn energy as the sign represents what stands to be established, endured and inherited. Punishingly private and diligent AF they do what needs to be done and exhibit a face of steel reserve even and especially when they are falling apart.
Sea goats associate vulnerability with weakness and emotional displays with shame. They prefer, and usually ensure that the proverbial dirt stays under the exquisite carpet and the skeletons remain in the linen closet where those bastards belong, qualities that keep the incestuous, incendiary and downright insane mechanics of royal family life buttoned up and under wraps. We see this performance of propriety in sea goat Kate Middleton, the lawfully wedded wife of Prince William, who never appears with a hair out of place or an emotion out of line. Other crowned Capricorns include Hamad Bin khalifa al Thani of Qatar and Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.
Astrology 101: Your guide to the stars
Astrologer Reda Wigle researches and irreverently reports back on planetary configurations and their effect on each zodiac sign. Her horoscopes integrate history, poetry, pop culture and personal experience. She is also an accomplished writer who has profiled a variety of artists and performers, as well as extensively chronicled her experiences while traveling. Among the many intriguing topics she has tackled are cemetery etiquette, her love for dive bars, Cuban Airbnbs, a “girls guide” to strip clubs and the “weirdest” foods available abroad.