Mary Simon (August 21, 1947)
She was sworn in yesterday as Canada’s 30th Governor General (the next highest person after the Queen, for those who don’t know these things). The fact that Mary Simon is indigenous is a big deal: the need for reconciliation in this country is first and foremost on everyone’s mind.
Mrs. Simon’s birth time is not known, so rather than a sunrise or noon birth chart, I randomized this chart, to see what would appear. That Leo stellium in that extended 7th House (of relationships) seems to highlight her rise to prominence in Canadian politics, starting with Pluto and ending with the Sun. I believe this timing my accidentally be correct, since the Sun (which represents coming into your own power) is situated at about 70 years of age.
There are two inconjuncts, both of which involve the Ascendant, which means that if the timing is wrong, these aspects will not exist.
Saturn Inconjunct Ascendant
With this aspect you probably have a rather serious attitude toward life and other people. It may be quite difficult for you to simply go out and have a good time. You want to be serious and to spend all your time performing significant tasks. This attitude may have developed because you were discouraged from enjoying yourself when you were younger. You may have been made to feel that only work is important, that play serves no useful purpose. This is not true, however, because playing has a positive and useful function in the development of the adult mind and body. Not only does it serve to release tensions, but it also actually helps train you in social and physical skills that will be useful in any work you do later.
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. But you must be very careful about the kinds 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.
Yesterday’s Point of Power Moment (11:22 am EDT)
The Yod pointing at the Moon (@ 6° Pisces) indicates that this appointment is a popular choice. The only ‘problem’ is that Mrs. Simon does not speak French, Canada’s second official language. The inconjuncts supporting this Yod are the Sun @ 3° Leo and the Ascendant @ 7° Libra. That may bode well, but as always there are concerns (as there always are). The other inconjuncts may highlight what those concerns are: Mars inconjunct Pluto; and Saturn inconjunct the Midheaven. For brevity sake I will skip the descriptions for now.
Here are the charts combined:
This is a very busy combination. The ‘event’ Mars is exactly conjunct Mrs. Simon’s Sun. Her natal Sun and Venus conjunction and her natal Uranus are creating a Yod with the ‘event’ Pluto @ 25° Virgo. This may prove to be a catalyst for change for the whole of Canada.
The ‘event’ Ascendant is conjunct Mrs. Simon’s Neptune, so there may be some hidden agenda (and my first thought was that the Liberals are hoping this appointment will win them votes).
I believe that Mary Simon will make the most of this opportunity.