The Astrology Of Mary Shelley
“My choices made me who I am and I regret nothing.”
Frankenstein author Mary Shelley was electrifyingly ahead of the era she lived in. She wrote poems, plays and novels. Her work included the first recognisable ‘sci-fi’ and ‘post-apocalyptic’ fiction. Shelley’s mother was the prototype feminist Mary Wollstonecraft (A Vindication Of The Rights Of Women). Shelley wrote, loved, birthed and ran households. She consistently reinvented herself and her art throughout a turbulent life.
A multiple conjunct Virgo, she was also a Uranian, with her Sun conjunct Uranus, Mars + Mercury. But it was her Pluto at 29 Aquarius aligned with the Midheaven that seems to shine through the centuries. Her legacy was unique and her life that of a Pluto-charged person. Life/Death/Rebirth again and again.
Mary Shelly Is Literally A Pluto Transit Project
The screenplay/script for the new movie – starring Elle Fanning – is by a long-time Mega Mystic member. I can personally attest (with her permission, obviously) that this film script was a Pluto transit project. There is basically no way you can write (or even think) about a female life featuring such dark, passionate themes without dredging deep into your own psyche. As many of you will know, it can be challenging enough being a creative in this time, imagine doing it in the 19th Century? Or earlier.
Weirdly, that 29 Aquarius degree recurs in some other significant female scribes. It seems that the Aquarius/Uranus astral signature was super-useful for individuating in an age with a huge value on feminine conformity. Or where to even claim the space you needed to work was a revolutionary act, let alone writing about sex, aliens, monsters and all.
Charlotte Bronte had her Moon/Saturn conjunct the Pluto of Mary Shelley.
“I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.”
― Charlotte Brontë,Jane Eyre
Playwright – Spy – Prototype Independent Woman
And Aphra Behn, who is my favourite of all historical female writers, had the exact same Saturn!
“All women together ought to let flowers fall upon the tomb of Aphra Behn, which is, most scandalously but rather appropriately, in Westminster Abbey, for it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds. It is she–shady and amorous as she was–who makes it not quite fantastic for me to say to you tonight: Earn five hundred a year by your wits.”
Like Sappho, her true story is lost in historical mists and no doubt some patriarchal dismissal of her awesomeness. She was the first female playwright and supported herself and children via her words. But as a “libertine” – aka unmarried woman and single mother without any aristocratic status to afford her protection, her ‘loose morals’ were often condemned.
So, some discussion points.
Pluto Transits As Creative Hyper-Boost? Absolutely IMHO.
Can we draw contemporary inspiration from the lives of these sensational women? Fuq yes.
Strange Resonance With That 29 Aquarius Degree? We need more info.
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