“…In 1661, the Italian furniture maker Schor, who worked with the sculptor Bernini, made a splendid State bed for the Princess Marie Mancini in Rome. Commissioned to celebrate her firstborn son’s public presentation, it was documented in her writings, “I lay in a new bed prepared for my first son’s birth … and the magnificence of it excited admiration everywhere…”
So I Wiki the woman and she is a Virgo. Yes. But,,,
“She was born in Rome, the daughter of Michele Lorenzo Mancini and Geronima Mazzarini. “Dark, vivacious and beautiful,” Marie captured the biggest prize of the French court: the love of Louis XIV.
According to Antonia Fraser’s biography Love and Louis XIV, Marie’s mother, Hieronyma (or Geronima) was told by a horoscope that Marie would cause trouble and demanded on her deathbed that Cardinal Mazarin should “shut Marie up in a convent and keep her there.“
So, she is a Virgo & that’s not enough to have people wanting to whack you away in a nunnery…Her Venus in Libra is conjunct Uranus (very much the individualist and free love exponent) but as Uranus was not discovered until 1781, that cannot have been the “problem” with her horoscope. And besides, her Venus is trine Saturn, which would be welcomed as a stability inducer for sure.
Her Moon is in Leo and if she were born in the morning, it’s conjunct Mars. Moon-Mars in Leo, given the cultural values of the time, was most likely looked upon as the potential trouble….Hot-headed, libidinal, attention seeking and an intense inner life.
She would have gone mental in a nunnery & thankfully was not consigned to one after all. Is not her bed pure Mars-Moon in Leo???
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