Mary, Queen of Scots (December 8, 1542 – February 8, 1587)
Rechecking my Ancestry DNA, they have finally noted that my ancestors were more Scottish than anything else. That’s not a surprise to me. But when it comes to royalty, my loyalties are divided.
Mary, Queen of Scots had a very troubling lifetime. She was made queen at the age of 6 days, 6 days! That’s why I have bucked the normal trend of setting her birth time at 1:15 pm. Her Saturn needs to be on her Ascendant, without a doubt.
As a result, I have changed her birth time to 4:55 am, and the chart moves the planets into different places. Now, there are no planets in her adult life, but their echoes from childhood play out later. The exception? Pluto in Aries is inconjunct with the Saturn/Ascendant conjunction in Scorpio.
Saturn Inconjunct Pluto
If either of these planets is close to conjunction or opposition with the Ascendant or Midheaven, its effects can be quite strong. It signifies a feeling that you must work extremely hard merely to keep your life running smoothly on a day-to-day level. Often this aspect is associated with quite a bit of tension, especially in your muscles, but also in your emotional approach to life. You need o learn that the world is not always a place of struggle and that occasionally it is good to let go and relax. If your home life has been harsh or difficult, it will bring out the worst side of this aspect, and in time you will develop a cynical attitude toward the world in general. You will become intolerant of your own and others’ weaknesses, and you will take advantage of every opportunity, even if it means hurting someone else. But this is likely to happen only if you have not been given a reasonable break or if you haven’t been allowed to be a child, to be weak and make mistakes.
Pluto Inconjunct Ascendant
This can be an indication that through experiences with others, you will be forced to undergo many significant changes in life. At times the crises may be quite unpleasant, but for the most part the results will be very positive, although for some people, they may be less constructive. Bu you must be very careful about the kind of people you get involved with. Choose your friends with great care and try to find people who have a healthy outlook on life and who seem reasonably well balanced. People who are driven to extreme behavior or who act compulsively, as if they could not plan anything in advance, are not very good for you. They will get you into difficult situations that you do not need.
Saturn Conjunct Ascendant
Even while you are quite young, you will have a very serious attitude toward life, and as a result, youth will not mean as much to you as it does to others. Either you will take on responsibilities very early in life, or they will be thrust upon you. You may find it hard to simply relax and have a good time, but even if life seems hard sometimes, you should try to relax and enjoy yourself when you can. Otherwise, with this aspect you might become the type of person who always seems to put a damper on other people’s good spirits. You get so wrapped up in your own worries and responsibilities that you remind others of their own problems, even when they want to escape from them.
In the end, the crowns of England and Scotland were united for the first time under Mary’s son, James I.