We are well behind the curve in this household — just catching up on Downton Abbey. Love the frocks and the tableware, but mainly loving Maggie Smith, who is absolutely electric as the septuagenarian Dowager Countess. That means his lordship’s mum.
So I wondered if there were a bit of the old sea-goat in her chart. What they say about Capricorn is that if you make it past your early 40s — unlike say Elvis — then you’re likely to go on and on and on. What is more you’re old when you’re young, and young when you’re old.
Dame Maggie (for she is indeed one of those) doesn’t look or act young, but she is obviously in fine working order. Most 80 years olds are not playing dress up in a big country house with a bunch of actors. What is more her screen charisma just burst out.
She’s been playing this kind of part for a long time, but this one she just devours.
It’s no surprise then, to find that she has a stellium in Capricorn — Sun, Mercury and Venus. And Saturn the planet of longevity is in Aquarius, which means it’s in domicile.