From Ebenezer Sibly's New and Complete Illustration of the Celestial Science of Astrology;
Horoscope: Plate no 13, following page 846. Natal report: p.848
Sibly's source: Cardan
|NERO C A E S A R. Born in Lat. 51.
This native is usually denominated Bloody Nero ; and indeed, if we but cast our eye upon the horoscope of his birth, we shall find ample demonstrations of a cruel and vindictive disposition. Mars is opposite to Jupiter and Venus in the twelfth house, an aspect of noxious and direful tendency. Jupiter, we find, is lord of the tenth, and consequently significator of the native's mother. Mercury is lord of the ascendant, in exact quartile of the Moon, which is an obvious proof that the native should cruelly treat and abuse his mother ; and, as Mercury is at the same time in sextile of Mars, it is a probable argument that he would become a murderer. The quartile of the Sun and Saturn is a configuration productive of every vicious inclination, and of every atrocious crime. Under the influence of this malignant direction, which held for a considerable length of time, he not only became hated by the people under his government, but exercised those bloody and unparalleled cruelties that darken and disgrace the annals of his reign.
In the black catalogue of his offences it is recorded, that he not only murdered his mother, but first committed incest upon her. He poisoned his own brother ; killed his filter in law ; and destroyed his wife Poppea, by kicking her to death when pregnant. He wantonly set fire to Rome, and exultingly made an entertainment in sight of the flames, while the city was burning; and, being afterwards proclaimed by the Roman senate an enemy to the State, he, the moment he heard it, became his own executioner, and destroyed himself in the thirty-second year of his age ; the directions for which are the Moon to the conjunction of Mars, and Jupiter to the opposition of the Sun, who, in -this nativity, was Hyleg, or giver of life. Thus the configurations precisely describe the quality of the man, and the directions show the manner of his death, all which minutely came to pass.