Royals Every Sagittarius Can Relate To

People born under the last fire sign of the zodiac, Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21), are truly unique individuals (via Allure). While they have all the passion you would expect of a fire sign, they are quite different from Aries or Leo, both of whom have reputations of being hot-headed and stubborn. Sagittarius, however, is highly adaptable. While this sign absolutely does have a great deal of drive and confidence, people who claim it as their own are much more innately open to collaboration, curiosity, and magnanimous mindsets than the lion or the ram (Leo and Aries).

Represented by the archer, Sag is always taking clear aim at their next adventure and next goal. Natural explorers, this sign never tires of learning and will never stop finding new places, people, ideas, or projects to fascinate them. They make wonderful leaders, but at the same time don't mind one bit if not a single person ever follows along with them; they are happy in their own company and don't mind going against the grain or blazing their own trails. 

Interestingly, multiple very-famous royals over the course of history who claimed Sagittarius as their zodiac sign perfectly fit this description in their own ways.    

Catherine of Aragon

Catherine of Aragon was the first wife of the famously-fickle King Henry VIII of England, who reigned from 1509 – 1547 (via Britannica). Born December 16, 1485 in Spain to her powerful parents Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand, Catherine was born under the sign of Sagittarius. She was initially betrothed to Prince Arthur of England, Henry's older brother. Unfortunately, shortly after their marriage, Arthur died, leaving Catherine a widow in a strange land. 

However, because King Henry VII highly valued his alliance with Ferdinand and Isabella, and because it was widely believed and accepted that Catherine's marriage to Arthur had never been consummated, Catherine was then betrothed to Henry, undoubtedly calling upon her innate ability to adapt. When Henry took the throne in 1509, he and Catherine were married. Catherine was seen by her people as a pious and beloved queen. She was known to be equally as intelligent as her husband, and never tired of intellectual pursuits. She also served well as regent when Henry was away campaigning against the French. 

But when Henry and Catherine only managed to have one healthy, long-lived child together, a daughter who would later become Queen Mary, Henry's eye famously began to wander. His divorce from Catherine severed Henry VIII and his kingdom from the Roman Catholic Church, as the pope would not grant dispensation for him to divorce and marry Anne Boleyn. Catherine famously lived the rest of her days removed from public life, devoted to her God. 

Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots was born in 1542, and because her father, King James V of Scotland, died only a week later, she became Queen as an infant (via Historic UK). While she was bound for a challenging life, she did multiple things that women of her time and in her position were not expected to do: she married for love, ruled in her own right, and fought hard for her religious beliefs and her faith. While she was used as a political pawn in her young life, first being betrothed to the son of Henry VIII and then being married off the the Dauphin of France, when she returned to Scotland to rule after her french husband died young, she married Lord Darnley, because she was in love with him. 

Sadly, Darnley turned out to be a drunken jealous man who murdered Mary's favorite servant right before her eyes. So, she simply never gave him any real ruling power, and ruled her country herself. Darnley died suspiciously when his house was blown up, and while many suspected Mary might have had something to do with it, it was never proven. 

For the last 19 years of her life, Mary again became a political pawn as the battle between Protestant and Catholic raged across the British Isles. Her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I of England, kept Mary imprisoned in different castles befitting her station until finally executing her for treason in 1587.

George VI

King George VI was born on December 14, 1985, making him a Sagittarius (via Britannica). While he had not expected to be King of England, when his older brother King Edward VIII abdicated the throne in December 1936, George was next in line (via Royal.UK). The father of the late Queen Elizabeth II, King George VI reigned from 1936 – 1952. Before taking the throne, he served in the Royal Navy, the Royal Naval Air Service and the Royal Air Force, and he then attended Trinity College in Cambridge.

During World War II, George became a beloved and revered symbol of courage for his country when he refused to leave for the safer country of Canada, and instead stayed in the United Kingdom with his family, where they remained during the Battle of Britain. He also visited multiple battle fronts, refusing to remain in safer places when his people were fighting.

King George also famously overcame a stutter that he had struggled with for a great deal of his life, working tirelessly to be able to give speeches and address his people in a manner in which he felt reflected his office. 

Brave, determined, and flexible, King George VI embodied many of the best qualities of his star sign.