#413 King Gustavus V of Sweden
Gustavus V of Sweden has two outstanding birth times. The popular one is from Marc Jones (noted as #461 in his Jones 1000) and has a 10 am birth time; Alan Leo has 10:30 am. The difference is that the 10 am gives him a Regulus Ascendant while the 10:30 am gives him a more prosaic Virgo 4 ascendant. There is not much difference on the bearing of the horoscope itself – both have a preponderance of planets in the intercepted Gemini Tenth house. Interceptions are supposed to shown hidden undercurrents in the horoscope. Another change is the position of his moon from the First house (10 am) to the Twelfth (10:30).
Britannica version 11 (c. 1911) writes that GUSTAVUS V, or Oscar Gustaf Adolf, (1858- 1950), king of Sweden, was the eldest son of Oscar II., king of Sweden and Norway, and Queen Sophia Wilhelmina of Nassau, & was like his father, a great traveler. As crown prince he held the title of duke of Warmland. He married in 1881 Victoria (b. 1862), daughter of Frederick William Louis, grand duke of Baden, and through this marriage the crown prince effected a union between the Bernadotte dynasty and the ancient Swedish royal house of Vasa.
During the absence or illness of his father, Gustavus repeatedly acted as regent, and was therefore already thoroughly versed in public affairs when he succeeded to the Swedish throne on the 8th of December 1907, the crown of Norway having been separated from that of Sweden in 1905. He took as his motto ” With the people for the Fatherland.”
His eldest son was Oscar Frederick William Gustavus Adolphus, (b. November 11, 1882) who followed him as Gustav VI. He married in 1905 Princess Margaret of Connaught (b. 1882), niece of King Edward VII. Gustav V’s other two sons were Prince Vilhelm of Sodermanland, a voluminous writer, and Prince Erik of Vastmanland of died from the Spanish Flu of 1917.
King Gustavus was a major supporter of a constitutional monarchy after World War I because of the government and the franchise reforms in 1917 and 1918 which fits his Bucket with a Mars handle in the Third house of brotherhood.
The King was the first Swedish monarch not to wear a crown and forego a coronation, thus we think that Virgo 4 and the symbol of “Telephones (i.e. modernity) ringing” works well. Virgo 4 also has the inherent symbolism of travelling, networking and communication. But in the end of course, the choice is yours. Both times are presented for your enjoyment.