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Sibly's horoscope for James I

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.857
Sibly's source: undeclared

JAMES I. KING of ENGLAND. Born in Lat. 56.

This geniture is remarkable for giving a great number of testimonies to the honour, dignity, and pre-eminence, of the native. The Sun being in exact sextile to the ascendant from the tenth house; the Moon in partile sextile of Jupiter; Jupiter in conjunction with the Part of Fortune in the second house; Venus, lady of the tenth located therein, having familiarity with many eminent fixed stars, in trine to the second house; the two luminaries in perfect reception of each other; and the lord of the ascendant in die tenth house in conjunction with the Sun, and in sextile to the ascendant, are testimonies of dignity, honour, magnificence, and supreme power, rarely to be found in one and the same geniture; but which were in the most remarkable manner verified in the person of this illustrious prince.

But, notwithstanding these extraordinary arguments of splendour and sovereignty, deduced from the influx of the stars, yet we shall on the other hand find, that this celebrated monarch was not without his share of anxiety and trouble ; as the annals of the British page abundantly prove. In the astral science there perplexities are prefaced by the familiarity of Venus with the Dragon's Tail, in perfect quartile of Saturn and Mars ; which sufficiently accounts for every evil that befell him. Added to which, we must not forget to remark the discordant rays of the Sun and Mercury, in quartile to Jupiter, lord of the seventh house, and in cardinal signs, whereby the enmities and conspiracies against him are most accurately foreseen.

The coronation of this prince took place in London, when he was thirty-seven years of age; at which time the Sun came to the zodiacal parallel of Venus, lady of the tenth house, which hath designation of fame, honour, magnificence; and preferment.

The memorable powder plot (memorable only for its diabolical malignity) happened under the most noxious quartile aspect of the lesser malefic, the infortune Mars, the tendency of which mischievous direction was removed, in the thirty-ninth year of the native's age, by the superior rays of the benevolent Jupiter.

In this nativity the Sun is Hyleg ; and we find Mars, Venus, and Saturn, all of them operating in the anaretical place of the geniture. Hence, it is obvious, that, when the Sun came to the conjunction of Mars, jointly with the quartile of Venus and conjunction of Saturn, the native would suffer a violent death ; which really took place, when these directions came up, in the sixtieth year of his age. The constitution of Venus with the Dragon's Tail, irradiated both by Saturn and Mars, in the anaretic place, shows the native's death to have been occasioned by poison; for the immortal Ptolemy faith, that whenever Venus is joined with the malefics, in familiarity with the Dragon's Tail, in directions to the hylegiacal or anaretical parts of the horoscope, it portends death by poison and so it really happened in the present instance.

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D. Houlding; published online: June 2008
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