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Sibly's horoscope for CharlesII

From Ebenezer Sibly's New and Complete Illustration of the Celestial Science of Astrology;
Horoscope: Plate number 11, between pages 856 and 857. Natal report: p.862
Sibly's source: undeclared

CHARLES II. KING of E N G L A N D. Born in Lat. 51° 32'

It must be pretty obvious to the reader, that the utmost of my design in giving these nativities, is merely to show the principal incidents of each native's life, and distinctly to point out the configurations or occursions of the planets, under which they happened; that, by comparing the one with the other, in every age, occupation, or distinction of human life, we might be convinced, by the uniformity of facts, and the evidence of our own senses, that the one is, in a limited degree, subservient to the other ; and that the motion of the heavenly bodies, variegated and qualified by a coincidence of their beams, is the real medium by which the affairs of this world are influenced and directed; and whereby the attentive reader, from observation alone, might be enabled to predict the principal occurrences of any man's life, from a bare inspection of his nativity.

According to this speculation, we find the Moon in early signs, applying to the terms of Mars, near the place of the Pleiades, at the time this prince was nine years old. The natural inference to be drawn from this aspect is, a broken limb, a violent bruise, or some accidental affliction; accordingly we find the native, when this direction came up, had the misfortune to break his arm.

Again, at ten years of age, he was afflicted with the jaundice, and suffered greatly by a fever. These are the diseases of Mars ; and the Sun, being Giver of Life, and passing the terms of Mars to a configuration with violent fixed stars of the same nature, evidently produced them. The violence and duration of these disorders are pointed out by the opposition of Mars to the Sun's radical place in the geniture, in quartile to the ascendant, with the Sun and Saturn conjoined in the sixth house.

The ascendant came to an opposition of Jupiter when this prince was afflicted with the measles, which happened when he was about twelve years old. Soon after this he left London with his royal father, and was plunged into a labyrinth of sorrows and distresses. These are pointed Out in the most astonishingly correct and uniform manner, by a chain of malefic configurations in his revolutional figure of that year. The most remarkable aspeets are, a quartile, of the Sun and Jupiter conjunction of Saturn and Mars; a quartile of the Sun and Saturn; a quartile of Saturn and Mercury; a quartile of Mars and Mercury; a quartile of Saturn and Venus; and a quartile of Mars and Venus; all in progressive order, accompanied with several unpropitious and most alarming transits.

In the year 1646 this prince left his native country, and went for safety to France; where he fell sick with a scarlet fever, and his life despaired of. At that time the Sun, Giver of Life, was directed to the terms of Mars, and to the stars of Hercules, and Saturn passed the Moon's place in the radical figure of birth. But Jupiter transiting the Moon and Venus, and to the ascendant, not only gave him a most friendly and cordial reception at the court of France ; but prevented the fatality threatened by the evil rays of Mars and Saturn.

In the twentieth year of his age, he was crowned King of Scotland. This was under the influx of the mid-heaven to the trine of Jupiter. In his twenty-first year, namely, in the year 1651, he entered England with a considerable army; but was quickly attacked and defeated by Oliver Cromwell, then Lord Protector of England. At this time the ascendant came to the quartile aspect of the Sun; Saturn transited the eleventh house; and Jupiter formed a quartile with the ascendant in his own radical place, in the figure of birth.

It is very remarkable, that on the precise day the battle of Worcester was fought, which ended so disracefully to the native, the Sun came in quartile with his radical place in the geniture; Jupiter formed a quartile with the ascendant; Mars was in opposition to the Moon and mid-heaven, and the Moon in quartile both of Mars and Venus. Under such inauspicious stars, what less could be expected than an inglorious defeat, and a cowardly defalcation on the part of his troops?

In the year 1657, the King of Spain assisted the native with money to the amount of one hundred thousand pounds. The direction then operating exactly points out the circumstance, which was the Sun to the trine of Jupiter. In the year 1685, the native died. The direction which produced his death, was Saturn, the Anareta, to the opposition of the Sun, the Giver of Life.

If we compare the geniture of this illustrious prince with that of the king his father, we shall find the ascendant of that nativity to be the place of Mars in this. Secondly, the Dragon's Tail, in the geniture of this native, is upon the place of the Sun in the other. Thirdly, the Sun in the geniture of the father, is in opposition to himself in the geniture of the son. Fourthly, the Sun in this nativity is in quartile to the place of Jupiter in the other; arguments, which serve abundantly to show, that the father and the son should both be involved in one and the fame unfortunate quarrel; that the father should fall a victim to its rancour, whilst the son should rise superior to the enemies of them both, and be reinstalled in the hereditary rights of the crown, and in the hearts of his people; which, I believe, was at last pretty nearly the cafe.

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