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Horoscope for Alexander the Great

Sibly's horoscope for Alexnder the Great

From Ebenezer Sibly's New and Complete Illustration of the Celestial Science of Astrology;
Horoscope: Plate no 13, following page 846. Natal report: p.847
Sibly's source: Gadbury

ALEXANDER the G R E A T. Born in Lat. 42.

The person of this illustrious monarch is most aptly described by the respective significators of his geniture, in the annexed plate. We find the lord of the ascendant, and the two luminaries, are in Cancer, Virgo, and Taurus, all which are signs of brevity, and denote a low or mean stature ; and, as Saturn, lord of the ascendant, is posited in a pitted degree of Taurus, it shows that he was wry-necked, constantly holding his head on one side. He was likewise hasty and choleric; which is described by the Moon in conjunction with Mars, a configuration that gave him at the same time an uncommon share of courage, an intrepid spirit, and an unconquerable mind. Experience hath taught, that Venus adorns and enriches that part of the body which is governed by the sign in which she happens to be posited at the hour of birth. In this nativity, Venus is in nineteen degrees forty minutes of Leo, which represents the back and heart : and, in conjunction of Jupiter. These circumstances prove the native to have been endowed with a large, benevolent, and courageous, heart, all of which, in the course of his life and actions, were in a thousand instances exemplified. Nor are these excellent endowments prefigured only by the benefic irradiations of Jupiter and Venus ; they are further illustrated and strengthened by the north node of the Moon falling in the ascendant, while Saturn, the dispositor thereof, is in trine to the Moon and Mars, and the Sun, in the exaltation of Jupiter, in trine of them all.

The time of this monarch's inauguration and investiture of the kingdom is prefigured by the trine of the midheaven with Venus ; at the fame time that Venus is within orbs of a conjunction with Jupiter, who is lord of the tenth and eleventh houses, which have designation of the crown, kingdom, and people. The direction of these aspects came up in about twenty-one years from the native's birth, at which time coronation took place ; when he, in every sense of the word, began to reign in the hearts of his people.

In this nativity, the moon is certainly Hyleg, and is therefore to be directed for death. The Sun, Mars, and Mercury, are co-significators of death ; and, hence it is that the learned Gadbury attributed his death to poison, which misfortune befell him when the Moon came to the quartile of Mercury in the eighth house. This prediction of the native being poisoned, is unquestionably confirmed by what is recorded of Olympias his mother ; who having, fix years after his death, discovered the fact, caused many suspected persons to be put to death as accessories in the murder.

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