James Middleton, brother of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Pippa, has opened up about suffering from depression which effectively brought his life to a halt in late 2016. Born 15 April 1987, he has always been severely dyslexic and was recently diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder.
He’s a Sun Aries trine Saturn Uranus in Sagittarius, so fiery, got innovative ideas, good starter, not necessarily such a good finisher. More significantly he’s got two Yods – Pluto sextile Neptune inconjunct Mars in Gemini and Mars sextile Jupiter inconjunct Pluto. Yods tend to accompany a sense of not fitting in, always being out of step, until a purposeful direction is chosen.
A Yod onto Mars gives a tendency to plunge ahead into action without preparation, or often with any goal in mind, so can be rash. If handled well, after a time of self-confrontation, it can be a productive force for high energy activity.
A Yod onto Pluto produces an intense individual, but one fairly disconnected from those around, who can be manipulative. If the Yod energy is channelled onto the right track it does give organizational talent or the ability to explore life in depth.
In late 2016 he was just on his First Saturn Return which can be a sobering time of pressures and challenges, and is the first real maturing transit of life. Both Yods have moved by Solar Arc to aspect the natal positions so it is a critical transition phase in his life.
I‘m not sure that going public so early on is such a great idea even with the best of intentions. It makes it sound as if the depression arrived out of the blue and a year later has been fixed, which regrettably isn’t how it works. He’ll have more hitches and glitches to sort out as he goes along.