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? Neptune in Aries is inconjunct with the Saturn/Ascendant conjunction in Scorpio.
Saturn Inconjunct Neptune
This aspect is strongest when either of these planets is also conjunct or opposition the Ascendant or Midheaven. It can have a variety of effects, one of which may be difficulty in relating fantasy and imagination, on one hand, to reality, duty, obligation and work, on the other. Usually the reality, duty and work aspect of the combination is dominant, at least at first. Your imaginative side tends to be transformed into nervousness, fear and irrational anxieties. The most negative manifestation of this aspect is a feeling that you have to keep a tight lid on yourself and that if you look inside yourself too closely, you will find only emptiness and disintegration. It is difficult for you to realize that this is not the truth about your inner self.
Neptune Inconjunct Ascendant
This aspect can be a sign that you feel you must give way to others in order to get along with them. This can take two forms, both of which will be difficult to handle while you are young. The less positive form is simply yielding to all outside pressure and always giving in to others’ desires. This will produce unconscious feelings of resentment that you can’t express, but that make your relationships with others rather difficult. And as you get older, if you do not learn to stand up for your rights, this problem will get worse, because you express your unconscious resentment as a martyred attitude, which makes it impossible for others to asppreciate or use anything they get from you. The results of your sacrifice are totally negative, because you are not happy with giving and they are not happy with receiving.
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.