Regal Regulus has the honor of being the closest star to the ecliptic and therefore closest to the red carpet path of the glorious Sun. Regulus is a triple 1.3 magnitude star that flashes white and ultramarine. It is found, naturally, in the brave heart of the constellation Leo the Lion. When I first wrote this post in early 2011, Regulus was still at 29º 59′ of Leo and I hadn’t considered the fact it was about to move into Virgo. Now I have rewritten this post bearing this move in mind and adding more examples of subjects with Regulus prominent in their natal charts.
Regulus officially entered tropical Virgo on November 28th 2011.* It is speculated that Regulus crossing this symbolic sphinx cusp (between Leo and Virgo.) might herald the age of Aquarius. (Aquarius is Leo’s opposite sign on the fixed cross.) We can speculate that Virgo will teach Leo to put aside ego, dispense personal glory and become more respectful of the earth and it’s humans. This then describes a switch from service-to-self (Leo) towards service-to-others. (Virgo=Service, Aquarius=Others).
Regulus is the archangel Raphael, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. On the fixed cross, Regulus is one of the four cherubim represented on tarot cards also. These cherubim are symbolised by the Bull, Lion, Eagle and Human. These are the signs Taurus (Aldebaran), Leo (Regulus), Scorpio (Antares) and Aquarius (Fomalhaut) respectively. You can see these Archangels on the corners of the Rider-Waite tarot deck on the Wheel of Fortune and The World, both cards which have quite a dramatic, fateful feel about them.
Regulus Into Virgo
Back in August 2014, we had a New Moon conjunct Regulus, this was the first New Moon to hit Regulus since it changed signs to Virgo. This Moon makes an appropriate marker stone for the activation of the new Virgo/Regulus energy. I know personally I was still very much experiencing the old paradigm Regulus energy when I wrote this post in early 2011, the keywords were then focused very much on Regulus’s super-star, 3d/material world qualities and less on its spiritual potential. “Early English astrologers made it (Regulus) a portent of glory, riches, and power to all born under its influence” and this fixed star is generally considered fortunate, courageous, successful and all those great qualities associated with the sun sign Leo. But as we have seen over the last 2000 years, Regulus has its negative side. “It gives violence, destructiveness, military honor of short duration, with ultimate failure, imprisonment, violent death” Bernadette Brady associates Regulus with downfall which may be just anticipating the fall from grace which is happening now with some of the elite.
The new paradigm for Regulus will not happen over night. A new thought form is being ruminated and we are a still in the process of transition. Presently Regulus is the true divine-masculine energy which has been highjacked and used at its lowest, crudest vibration. When this happens I believe that is when the super-success of Regulus flips over into a ‘downfall’. Another misuse of this transformational energy would be to think that the only solution to this testosterone fest is to rip the balls off our feisty Lion. But we really don’t want a feminised, impotent neuter cat either! That is certainly not what the transition to Virgo is all about. What I hope for is some sort of Hieros Gamos. The inner marriage within ourselves. The transition makes us think of the Egyptian Sphinx, which has the head of a goddess and body of a Lion. “When the nature of the world is revealed, then the mystery of the Sphinx will no longer exist.” ~ Alice Bailey 
A google search on the web will take you to some excellent articles on what other astrologers are saying about this event. Michael Lutin says “We stand at this very moment on the threshold of a new age: the age of Regulus In Virgo. The Age Of The Common Woman. Looking back about two thousand years ago, we see that sometime around the time when Regulus entered Leo, the sign from which it is now departing, Julius Caesar was being born. As were the grandparents of Jesus Christ.” Not long after Regulus’s entry into Leo, Christianity was adopted as the religion of the Holy Roman Empire and therefore the whole of Europe.
“With Regulus about to move into Virgo, it seems so appropriate and timely as we consider a world ruled by powerful elites and societies ruled by money and power. Now we have Regulus move into the sign of service, resourcefulness, technology, skill and duty, as we consider waste, global resources, efficiency and how to get things working better. This shift seems timely to say the least. We are all called to a service of some kind, helping to shape a better world.” ~ C*I*A
I would agree and this reflects what I said earlier about humanity shifting from a service-to-self to a service-to-others mentality. The major problem though, is that it’s hard to feel like you want to be “of service” if you are essentally already living as a slave. The reason so many of the public are craving fame through the phenomenon of the “selfie” and TV shows like ‘The X factor’ is precisely because they are subconsciously grasping at the lost sovereignty of the human race.
For approximately the last 600 years Regulus has been in Leo decan 3, which is ruled by Mars in both Chaldean and triplicity rulership systems. So Regulus in recent history has been doubly aggressive and this position only amplifies Regulus’s conquering and pillaging side further. I decided to use the year 2000 positions of Regulus in my decans because most people currently are going to be of the generation of Regulus in Leo, so my appraisal of Leo decan 3 includes the influence of Regulus so; “They are always right, their rule is absolute, any challenge to their authority is seen as betrayal. Loyality, loyality and more loyality, this is the number one demand of their loved ones. In return for their devotion to you, (and by golly they are devoted), they expect you to defend the values of the pride to the nth degree. Any deviation is a sign of rebellion and must be crushed… Bottom line, the lion is a man-eating beast. It can be bitterly cruel when threatened. You really want these folk on your side for they will fight and defend you until they have spilt their last drop of blood….”
Regulus has now entered Virgo decan 1 which is a totally different creature, but interestingly, this decan is still ruled by the Sun! (and Mercury by triplicity). So Regulus’s energy still remains regal, but is Queenly rather than Kingly. For Virgo decan 1 I wrote; “These seers usually develop their sensitivity after a period of suffering, dutiful caring and even a broken heart. They are good at medicating those who are grieving., therefore Virgo decan 1 becomes the opiate for their patients, friends, lovers, children, parents and any neighbour hood strays…”
As a result of 2000 years of bloodshed and suffering, the human race has, a broken and traumatised heart. (Leo rules the heart.) But through the struggle it has also individuated and developed an ego. We are all one yes, but we are all unique individuals also. I like to think of the Sun’s symbol as being both a halo and an eye. Virgo decan 1’s main ruler Mercury also brings a healing influence. Currently then, some of us are probably going through a stage of self-medicating to get over the trauma. It can be quite a shock when the hidden and buried becomes apparent, and we realise just how badly we, as humans, have been abused.
Medieval astrologers said Regulus would bring glory, riches and fame to all those born under it, and that it was the ‘Royall Starre’. Robson says Regulus gives “success, high and lofty ideals and strength of spirit, and makes its natives magnanimous, grandly liberal, generous, ambitious, fond of power, desirous of command, high-spirited and independent.” It is important to bear in mind, even with Regulus in Virgo, the ‘Royall Starre’. will still carry its original meaning for natal charts. What I have described so far is a mix of what this shift might mean for mundane matters combined with its natal implications. Many other stars have changed signs due to precession, but I think Regulus is one of the most important since it is so close to the ecliptic and is an archangel star. The Mars and Jupiter nature of Regulus never leave this star also, so Regulus will take you far and many of its natives are indeed very successful. But from now on, with the Virgo correction in effect, I believe now it is even more likely that this runaway success will be taken away from you pretty swiftly, if you fall prey to Regulus’s service-to-self form of expression.
The Pride Of Clans
Therefore, with 21st century Regulus, the risk of downfall is great if one resorts to displaying excess pride, ego-mania, arrogance, obsessive conquering and most of all the famous Regulus revenge. It is said that the higher these Lions climb, the bigger the risk of falling from grace. I would think the downfall would most likely happen to those chasing success and fame for it’s own sake or solely to bolster their own ego.
A Regulus subject who has a true passion for their craft or those under their protection, will naturally empower others to recognise their own creativity and sovereignty. In this case then, the red carpet will not be pulled abruptly from under their feet and Regulus in its high vibration can be a great mentor. Evolved Regulus is about dissolving away all the false masks imposed on us by society and and getting to the essence of our true sovereign-self. In order to do that, Regulus also has to wrestle with its bestial, knee-jerk reactions and it’s excessive pride. These qualities can distance it from people, but lions are pack animals, so a lonely lion is a sad lion indeed.
Regulus must not fall for the elites divisive race tactics and observe how conversely, those same elites run a tight ship in conserving their own bloodlines. One of the ways Regulus can keep strong is to remember how the lion works. He is strongest within his family pack, so connection and pride of ones ancestors is vital. It is interesting that there are two meanings to the word ‘pride’ then. With Regulus that means a less ego-ic pride, and move towards a deep connection to ones ‘pride’ in the sense of an inherited genetic linage. The ‘blue bloods’ know this, which is why they work so hard to keep Regulus’s famous pride working.
Brave, bloodthirsty, gutsy, ambitious, driven, unstoppable, proud, pompous, majestic, magical, vain, arrogant, egotistical, regal, owning one’s sovereignty, loyal, poised, famous, flamboyant, fabulous, dashing, flash, outrageous, chivalrous, courteous, conquering, entrepreneurial, outré, controversial, glorious, bold, hot, brutish, sexy, passionate, diva-esque, haughty, naughty, playful, flirty, childlike, extremist, romantic, generous, fanatical, bossy, unhinged, stalker, predatory, man-eater, mentorship, ability to prophecy, seer, benevolent leader, assuming responsibility, parental, protector of the people, in service for the greater good, connection to ones pride, a statesman/woman, alchemical transition to the Red King (Rubedo), the path to individuation.
Regulus & The Planets
“Great honor and wealth, but violence and trouble, sickness, fevers, acute disease, benefits seldom last, favor of the great, victory over enemies and scandal.” 
Elton John; By royal appointment. Elton had the honor of performing at Princess Diana’s funeral, he also wrote the music score to ‘The Lion King’. Elton has sold over 250 million records which ranks him as one of the most successful singer-songwriters of all time and received an knighthood for services to music and charity. Elton has had his fair share of Regulus dramas though and battling addictions to alcohol and cocaine. Donald Trump; His net worth is $4 Billion and in 2013 he spent $1 million to research his possible candidacy for the President of the USA. Cynthia Payne; (57’). This high-class Madame made a mint by hosting sex parties in suburban south-west London. She inspired two films about her life, one of which alluded to the fact that she got away with a mere 4 month prison sentence because a few of the judiciary had been ‘entertained’ by her ladies at some point. She stood for parliament as a candidate for the ‘Payne & Pleasure’ party. Woody Allen; A good example of the downfall aspect of Regulus. Woody was brought down by allegations of sexual misconduct with his adoptive children made by his ex-wife Mia Farrow. Helena Bonham Carter; British actress famous for her many roles in costume dramas, usually as a member of the aristocracy wearing posh frocks and huge elaborate hairdos. Charles/Camila Davison; Royals… Also Justin Timberlake, Uma Thurman, Robbie Williams, Avril Lavigne, Morrissey, Siouxie Sioux, Natalie Cole, Mystic Meg, Stephen Fry, Agatha Christie, Henry Ford (See Mars).
“Honor, preferment, good fortune, high office under Government, military success. If with Sun, Moon or Jupiter, great honor and ample fortune.” 
Jackie Kennedy Onassis;(03′) Regulus’s near neighbour is the rather bloodthirsty star Phecda, this I believe is what gives the Regulus its raw martial side. The beastly nature of the Lion isn’t afraid to throw itself into battle and get blood on its hands. This is graphically demonstrated with Jackie, for after John Kennedy was shot, she refused to remove her bloodstain pink Chanel suit. Regretting having washed her bloodstained face and hands, she stated “ I want them to see what they have done to Jack”  Of course the woman was an icon, more poised and regal then most real life royals and exuded bravery and loyalty. The Vatican; Much bloodshed in the name of Jesus Christ… Barbara Windsor; Soap matriarch and ex landlady of the Queen Victoria, with a regal sounding surname. Patricia Routledge; Famous for her portrayal of snob Francis Bucket (“pronounced Bouquet…”) in British comedy ‘Keeping Up Appearances.’ Mark David Chapman; Famous for bringing down king of rock John Lennon. Jimmy Page; Rock singer with wild blond mane. Prince; Well he’s Prince… Bernadette Brady; Astrologer. Also Michael Douglas, Clint Eastwood, Mata Hari, Patrick McNee, Henri Toulous Lautrec, Jim Carrey, Shania Twain, Claudia Shiffer, Peter Stringfellow.
“Power, authority, great influence over friends, honor and riches, but violence, trouble and ultimate disgrace and ruin, sickness, fevers, benefits seldom last.” 
River Phoenix; (48’) was an American actor who suffered the extreme side of this star, his Regulus Sun burnt too brightly, too quickly and he died aged just 23 of a drug overdose. Bill Clinton; ‘disgrace’d by the notorious Monica Lewinsky affair. Monica has Venus on Regulus! Princess Margaret; Was often a ‘disgrace’ to the rest of the royal family with her smokin’, drinking and unwise choice of playboy partners. Dorothy Parker; Writer who was a notorious drinker and known for her wild behaviour. Mae West; Relished being ‘disgrace’ful. Mother Theresa; Too holy to be disgraced.. A pre Regulus/Virgo figure. Kim Cattrall; Sex In the City’s man-eater. H.P Lovecraft; 19th century fantasy writer whose created a genre all of it’s own, mixing Sci-Fi and horror into something called ‘cosmic horror’. A writer before his time who is now quite a cult figure. Sean Connery; The ultimate alpha-male in his portrayal of 1960’s James Bond. Keith Moon; The greatest rock and roll drummer burnt out with a drugs overdose at 33. Also Robert Redford, Gene Roddenberry, Claudia Shiffer, Coco Chanel, Stephen Fry.
“Occult interests, powerful friends, danger from enemies and false friends, gain by speculation, public prominence, great power, honor, wealth, benefits seldom last, violence, trouble and sickness. Make women high spirited and independent.” 
Margaret Thatcher; (09′) A superb example, and she of course suffered her famous Regulus downfall in 1990 when was hounded out of her office by the men in suits. The ‘Iron Lady’ certainly ranks as a woman who is ‘high spirited and independent’ Winston Churchill; Another notorious Tory Prime minister of ‘high prominence’…. Cheiro; Shows the ability of Regulus to prophecy and the occult interests of this placement. Richard Branson; Founder of the multi-platform business Virgin which is appropriately named now that Regulus has moved into Virgo. Dolly Parton; Queen of country with a huge mane of gold hair and flamboyant clothes. Ron L Hubbard; Founder of the cult religion Scientology which one could say has an ‘occult’ hold on many Hollywood celebrities. Terence McKenna; Again ‘occult interests’ in his mushroom inspired metaphysical lectures. Also K D Laing, Venus Williams,Tony Hancock, Ian McKellen, Paul Weller, Robert Graves, Mike Leigh, Mickie Rourke, Noel Tyl.
“Honorable, just, popular, generosity, abused by opponents, fame, gain through high position” 
Freddy Mercury; How Regulus can you get!? Lead singer of Queen (Mercury rules voice). Michael Jackson; King of Pop but also brought down by accusations of pedophilia. Mercury rules children. Barry Gibb; Big lions mane hair… majestic over-the-top falsetto voice with brothers (Mercury rules siblings), Steve Martin; Always been extremely popular. J.K Rowling; Probably the most famous children’s author of all time from writing the Harry Potter books which led to even more fame via the series of block buster film adaptations. Mercury is Rowling’s chart ruler and of course also rules children and writing. Tim Burton; Famed for his kooky/gothic fantasy films and animations which appeal to children and the young at heart. Helen Mirren; British Actress usually plays strong, regal female leads. Goethe; German writer, artist, botanist and statesman who wrote epic poetry. He was a multi-talented genius with a scientific mind like Leonardo di Vinci. He wrote treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour. In addition Goethe wrote 4 novels and became a literary celebrity at the age of 25. Also Sandra Bullock, Peter Sellers, Chrissy Hynde, Patsy Cline, Ernest Hemingway.
“Many disappointments, unexpected happenings, violent attachments, trouble through love affairs.” 
Bob Geldof; Famous fundraiser. It seems the Regulus downfall is experienced through the women in his life. He lost his wife Paula Yates through separation and then drug overdose and his daughter died under mysterious circumstances. Heinrich Himmler (29’) allegedly “rose to become one of the most powerful men in Nazi Germany as well as one of the persons most directly responsible for the Holocaust”  he ended up committing suicide before his arrest for war crimes. Sean Lennon; Lost his father through assassination. His Venus connects to the MC of his fathers killer Mark Chapman who also has Regulus there. Rufus Wainwright; Singer-songwriter who overcame crystal-meth addiction. 14th Dalai Lama; As a buddhist monk he doesn’t have to worry about ‘trouble through love affairs’ and he is quoted as suggesting “that the woes of the world, and ‘the need to promote a more altruistic society’ mean that “we might be entering the ‘age of the woman'”. ~ Daily Telegraph. Of course Venus rules women, but this is also expressive of Regulus into Virgo is it not? Daniel Radcliffe; Actor famous for playing Harry Potter. Daniel connects to J. K. Rowlings Mercury on Regulus. I wonder if her powerful Mercury/Regulus position ameliorates some of the difficulties of Venus here and instead doubles the Regulus effect. Monica Lewinksy; Certainly fell from grace and also brought ‘trouble through love affairs’ to Bill Clinton who has his Sun here. You can see how Regulus amplifies the Sun/Venus synastry connection. Prince George Of Cambridge; The first royal to be born with Regulus in Virgo, will he reflect the paradigm shift? ‘Trouble through love affairs’ may mean he makes a controversial choice of wife in the future. His Regulus Venus also connects to his late Grandmother Diana with her Mars on Regulus. Also Antonio Banderas, Kate Winslet, Heather Locklear, Catherine Zeta Jones, Bryan Ferry, Eddie Fisher, Sonny/Cher Davison.
“Honor, fame, strong character public prominence, high military command.” 
Diana Princess of Wales; Certainly had world prominence, but was sadly brought down by a car accident. There is speculation as to wether she was literally brought down by some other power..(Mars rules accidents, murder and carnage.) Henry Ford; Founder of the Ford Motor company was literally driven by Mars on Regulus with it at exactly 00’! He had it rising also. Ford became one of the richest men on the planet probably because he created the “Fordism” system which guaranteed high wages for his workers, which was double that of his competitors. This honorable act must’ve fueled his huge wealth and success. Ford reigned supreme until he reversed his original anti-war stance. In 1915, during WWI, he funded a peace ship to Europe, but by WWII he went back on his principles and his company was used to arm the war. After that he suffered a series of strokes and grew increasingly senile, lost all his real power and became just a figurehead. Bob Geldof; Ex-Punk turned activist. Famous for rallying support (Military style) for giving aid to Africa in the 1980’s. Mars here great in emergency situations. However Bob has been recently criticised for using politically incorrect terms such as “hookers” and “junkies” and living a lifestyle at odds with his philanthropy. He is worth £32 million. (Also Venus.) Sting; Another famous rock star turned eco-activist. Mary Shelley; Creator of Frankenstein which reflects the beastly side of Regulus. Grace Jones; Famous for her Diva behaviour and her legendary slapping of interviewer Russell Harty for ignoring her. Watch this cat pouncing on the poor man, for a great example of militant Mars on Regulus in action. Generally Grace has a statuesque and very regal feline image. Ricky Gervais; Played the proud and ever-so-slightly arrogant boss in ‘The Office’ to Regulus perfection. Also David Cameron, Eckhart Tolle, Benjamin Netanyahu, Emperor Hirohoto, Edith Piaf, Frank Sinatra, Lyndon B Johnson, Ben Affleck, Claudia Shiffer, Jayne Mansfield.