Lucretia Borgia is simply fascinating. Love how in this picture she is depicted with both the cross and the Pagan snake. Oh and I just noticed the blood dripping down from the cross and it is also a dagger. She was super villified, you understand. Mother of eight, seductress, aristocrat, child housemaid, proto-type independent woman & apparent astrologer, she led a complex life in dangerous times:
“…Italian renaissance woman who was 12 years old when her dad became Pope Alexander VI. Raised as a servant, she was dealt as a sexual pawn in her dad’s political machinations. Before age 22, three engagements for her were contracted and broken, and three marriages to princes were agreed upon. Her first marriage at age 13 was annulled. Her second husband was murdered by her brother Cesare in 1498. In 1501, she was married to the Duke Alfonso of Ferrara. When her dad died two years later, it freed her to live her own life. Borgia made her court a salon of the arts; it was a brilliant center for letters and culture and played a highly instrumental role in the Renaissance….”
Her chart is here:
Sun-Venus-Mars in Taurus square Lilith in Aquarius (seriously don’t fuq with her), Neptune conjunct Uranus in Sagittarius opposite Jupiter in Gemini, Moon-Mercury in Aries. She is notorious for having her jeweller create a hollow ring in which she could store poison but then again, a lot of stuff was said about her as she rose to power.
Her father, Rodrigo Borgia was Capricorn…“a man of immense shrewdness and ability, devious and ruthless, avid for money and possessions but at the same time possessed of overwhelming charm, a quick sense of humour and a great lust for life and beautiful women. Pope or not, his sexual power was intense.”
She had a Virgo brother – Cesare Borgia, the most handsome man of the day and dude who inspired Machiavelli (Taurus) to write The Prince. He wrote it in jail to suck up to Cesare, apparently.
All the Earth signs….My god , what a family. Are their descendants still charging around nowadays? Thoughts?
Oh and there is an asteroid Lucretia – number 281, currently in Aquarius.
Perhaps, when faced with a situation of complexity, intrigue, power-tripping and highly charged psych0-sexual batty merde, you could think “what would Lucretia Borgia do?”