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Sibly's horoscope for King Henry VI

From Ebenezer Sibly's New and Complete Illustration of the Celestial Science of Astrology;
Horoscope: Plate no 13, following page 846. Natal report: p.851
Sibly's source: unknown

HENRY VI. KING of ENGLAND. Born in Lat. 51° 32'.

This prince succeeded to the crown of his ancestors when he was but two months old, and was crowned King of England on the 6th of November, 1429; the midheaven being then directed to a trine aspect of the Moon. At ten years of age he was crowned King of France in the city of Paris, under the influence of the ascendant directed to the body of the Moon, which configuration participates of the same nature and quality with the former, and they both most aptly denote these illustrious events, when applied to the persons of princes of the blood, or to heirs apparent to the throne.

At twenty-four years of age, the ascendant is irradiated by the sextile rays of Jupiter; under which direction he marries with the celebrated laday Margaret, daughter to the duke of Anjou, a princess of masculine resolution and courage, which is represented by the fiery planet Mars, located in the seventh house, in his exaltation. This violent and intrepid spirit of Margaret was quite opposite to that of her consort, who imbibed from nature a disposition remarkably mild and meek, as is obviously presaged by the passive qualities of the several significators in his geniture, displayed in the foregoing plate.

In his thirty-ninth year, this native was taken captive by the Earl of March, and, by consent of the people, stripped of his royalties, and sent prisoner to the tower. This untoward event is presaged by the Moon's quartile application, first to the midheaven, and then to a malefic quartile of Mars, both which directions came up precisely at the- time these circumstances took place. After he had been twelve years a close prisoner, namely, on the 21st of May, 1472, being then fifty years of age, he was inhumanly murdered by the hand of Richard, the bloody Duke of Gloucester. Mars then came to the quartile of the Moon, which, in this nativity, was giver of life.

If we confider the relative positions of the planets in this geniture, we shall not wonder that this prince was unfortunate in war, and unsuccessful in all his enterprises. The Moon in opposition to Mars, strengthened by angular places, and Mars, significator of public enemies, is powerfully located in his own house, at the same time that he is constituted the governing planet of the geniture, is an irrefragable argument that Fate and the Stars were combined against this unfortunate prince. The cause and manner of his captivity are clearly pointed out by Venus, lady of the ascendant, in quartile with Saturn; and by Jupiter, lord of the twelfth house, the house of imprisonment, in: quartile with the ascendant; whereby is shown the superiority and success of his enemies over him. The Moon's opposition to Mars, from fixed signs, and near the Pleiades, denotes the violent and untimely death which this native suffered ; but who inherited so mild and passive a temper, that, when struck by a common rustic, he gently replied, "Forsooth you wrong yourself more than you do me, by striking the Lord's anointed!"

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