The Draconic Chart (the Geodraconic or GD) is calculated by taking the Dragon's Head (Draco), the Moon's North or Ascending Node, as the first point of Aries. The formula is as follows:
Planet/Angle - North Node = Draconic Planet/Angle.
This self is a vital core of strength for each of us, as it expresses all that is of current value that the soul has brought with it from the far and/or recent past into this incarnation to be used, or to be resolved (for there is karma here), and to be drawn on in times of need. Many of one's most deeply-held principles are found here, in what amounts to a personal belief-system and may even extend to an enduring self-image. As it is older and more central to the consciousness than the Tropical, this is bound to be true for much of the life, until the new experiences begin to lay down their own deep patterns in the self's core, adding to all that has gone before. Using DRACO in counselling restores meaning and purpose to lives that are almost cracking apart.
The Queen's chart retains its original orientation - but all the signs are different. She is now a Sun-Capricorn, with an Aries Moon/Ceres. You can see principles at work here: the mother of the nation is a leader (Aries), and her heart, the Sun, is totally dedicated to her country - for 10 Capricorn is the tropical Sun not only of England, 1066, but of the UK, 1801.
The rising draconic Libra can be best be appreciated in the second bi-wheel here: you can see how the monarch's diplomacy engages with her innate mental sharpness and ingenuity as the tropical Aries Mercury and late Pisces Uranus unite with her draconic 7th cusp. In the same pattern the royal Leo Moon rides the Midheaven, defining the role her soul has chosen and guaranteeing that she will always work and rule from her soul rather than any material motivation.
Returning to the first bi-wheel, draconic Venus graces the tropical MC; once again the goodness in her soul informs her earthly progress. She does her duty out of love. Her near-mythical status as one of our country's longest-reigning monarchs is enhanced by draconic Neptune on her tropical Sun - and this may also be telling us that she does little without the spiritual guidance of her own and her people's prayers. These are needed, as tropical Chiron touches the draconic Moon and Ceres; she will have to take many leaps of faith in her long reign, and act as an example of courage at times of transition and pain.
There is less freedom of will at this level - it is conditioned by the commitments made by the soul prior to the incarnation, which must not be neglected. This involves the more important relationships - between souls who have come back together to resolve old issues or do particular work together. Contacts between the Draconic charts will show the bonds and the kind of work to be done. SUN-MOON alignments (conjunction or opposition) are commonly found from Draco to Draco or from Draco to Tropical, as well as Tropical to Tropical, where there is or has been a marriage between the two.
The spiritual relationship of Queen Elizabeth and England is vividly shown in the third bi-wheel: here are the conjoined Suns, but also her Moon on England's Ascendant while England's Moon is on her Descendant. At her IC is England's Mars. She is England's monarch and mother. The pattern offers a strong argument for the Divine Right of Kings.
My work on Draconic started in 1977 with Dennis Elwell's inspiring lecture 'Multi-dimensional Transits' at the AA conference that September. In 1987 'Draconic Astrology' was published by Aquarian Press, and now its successor 'The Draconic Chart' is in its latest greatly revised and expanded edition, published by Flare, London. I cannot possibly publish here everything that has gone into the book; but in due course I shall find some extracts that will give you a flavour of what Draconic has to offer the adventurous astrologer.