Regal Regulus at 29º Leo 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. Regulus officially entered tropical Virgo on November 28th 2011.*
Could Regulus crossing this symbolic sphinx cusp, Leo to Virgo, herald the age of Aquarius? Many astrologers speculate that Virgo will teach Leo to put aside ego, dispense personal glory, become more humanitarian and have respect for mother Earth itself. Other ‘star seed’ type commentators describe a switch from service-to-self (Leo) towards service-to-others. (Virgo=Service, Aquarius=Others).
Now all this assumes that Leo’s ego is somehow a bad thing! Conversely however, those with a weak sense of self are also those that suffer from narcissistic personality disorders (And other related Dark triad traits. See Ceres post.) Without a strong sovereignty, service-to-others can become co-dependancy and doormat syndrome!
Regulus is the archangel Raphael, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. On the fixed cross, Regulus is one of four cherubim, 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.
Regulus Into Virgo
“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. 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. Regulus is pure divine-masculine energy, which these days is often portrayed in Hollywood at its lowest, crudest vibration.
Otherwise, Hollywood seems to delight in ridiculing and belittling Regulus energy. For example Disney has removed the Prince’s true love kiss in ‘Frozen’ and denigrates heroic, chivalrous men in ‘Enchanted’. This could also be seen as Regulus’s ‘downfall’, but it is a manipulated one. It suggests that all the testosterone-fuelled, courageous energy of Regulus’s past is somehow ‘wrong’ and so the solution is we must rip the balls off every feisty Lion.
But wait, does this mean Regulus into Virgo leaves us with a feminised, impotent neuter cat!? A positive transition would hopefully give us a Hieros Gamos, the inner marriage within ourselves. Perhaps this is what is symbolised in 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  But what is that mystery?
Could the symbolism of Regulus into Virgo be reflected in the new trend towards fluid sexuality with the ‘A-Gender’ generation? Gay men and women have always been a part of western society and even had families. But this new LGBTQ branding seems very crafted and non-organic. The rest of the world has very clearly defined gender roles and they are flourishing, while Western Regulus culture is dying, and its people with it*
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.” He goes on to make the point that 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.
Too many people condemn Christianity because it is easier (And safer!) to bash, while ignoring the other two branches of the Abrahamic monotheistic tree. Islam and Judaism are just as unsympathetic to the “Age of the common woman” as old testament Christianity is. (New testament is another matter entirely.) I first thought Michael’s post really positive, but now I find it quite offensive. He goes on to say;
“Are women taking over? Doesn’t look that way when you see how hard the good ole’ boys are trying to hang on to power. In fact, the way they’re acting, they might just as well be riding around on the back of a pick up truck, yahooing and shooting off guns as they zoom through town. They are still in power. They are still in control….Oh, yeah?”
The above article was probably written in more naive times. Back in 2011, who could imagine that in 2016 we might need to replace the truck imagery? I’m guessing Michael was talking about white working-class American rednecks.
Are Women Taking over?*
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 a 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. 45th president. Now we know him better, all the Regulus traits are there, good and bad! 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; ‘disgraced 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 Usain Bolt, 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.