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- Horoscope for George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham -


Sibly's horoscope for George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham


From Ebenezer Sibly's New and Complete Illustration of the Celestial Science of Astrology;
Horoscope: Plate number 23, between pages 866 and 867. Natal report: p.870
Sibly's source: undeclared




George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham. Born in Lat. 53°.

This native was a remarkable favourite of King Charles the First; and indeed, to a person versed in the astral science, there can be no wonder, since there is such an astonishing sympathy in their nativities; for the signs are not only posited the same upon cusps of the celestial houses, but Jupiter's place in the one nativity is the place of the Sun in the other; and the Moon's place is precisely the fame in both. Such an harmony and similar coincidence of matter in the temperature and endowments of these two natives, could not but produce that remarkable concurrence of judgment, and familiarity of sentiment, which was uniformly discovered in the actions and manners of these eminent persons.

This illustrious native was not without his share of private enemies, who used every means to alienate the king's good opinion and favour from him. But vain was the attempt; for, where the heavens form a unity of sentiment, it is beyond the subtlety of human invention to dissolve it.

In the year 1627, on the 27th of July, this native being then near thirty-five years old, embarked for the Isle of Rhe. The success of this undertaking by no means answered the expectations that had been formed of it; and which was before-hand but too evident; for, on the very day he set sail, Mars was in exact quartile to his ascendant at birth, and to the Sun's place also; the Moon was in quartile to the place of Mars and Venus, and to the Sun, and in opposition of Jupiter; all which unfortunate positions previously declared the expedition to be as unsuccessful as it eventually proved.

In the year 1628, on the 23rd of August, this native, being near thirty- fix years old, was basely assassinated and stabbed at the Crown Inn, in Portsmouth, by a ruffian of the name of Felton. The Moon was that day in quartile of the ascendant at birth, and the Sun in the radical place of Mars; and, in the revolutional figure for that year, the Moon was in exact quartile of Mars and Jupiter. And besides this congress of malefic transits, which in themselves were alone sufficient to destroy life, there was a fatal direction operating at the same time, of the ascendant to the body of Mars. The grand argument of a violent death in this nativity, is the conjunction of the Sun and Mars, in quartile to the lord of the eighth house, who is in conjunction of that violent fixed star, the Heart of the Scorpion.

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