Astrological History Crush: Ana De Mendoza

Ana de Mendoza y de la Cerda, Principessa di Eboli

Ana De Mendoza – the Princess of Eboli – has inspired an opera by Verdi and several movies.  She was a Spanish and a Cancerian, born June 29 in 1540.  Her eye was purportedly lost in an early fencing accident and like many an aristocratic young girl, she was married off at the age of 12. The princess was renowned for her beauty and her interest in sword play.

Despite bearing her husband ten children, she also find time to be embroiled in spying, lesbian and mistress scandals. After his death (he was much older), she fled to (or was persuaded to take up residence in) a convent and became popularly known as the “Princess-Nun.”

She apparently disliked the nuns to the extent that they left. Sadly upon her exit from this place, she was arrested and imprisoned on charges of (most likely trumped up) charges of espionage.

The Princess of Eboli would have so much more loved this era.  Her astrology seems like the kind of person who is modern in any time. She was Cancer, as we know but also Moon in Aries. She had Venus in bold Leo conjunct Uranus and opposite Pluto in Aquarius.  Her Mars and Saturn were on the South Node in Libra, opposite Neptune in Aries on the North Node.

She kept pet monkeys and it is that, along with her love of fighting and physical activity, that makes me think Sagittarius Rising.

Four hundred and fifty years since the Princess-Nun walked this earth, we remember her!

That Lady

Ana De Mendoza

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milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Yeh well Olivia de Havilland could do it for the 50s look and mentality her screen audience was from. But those Katakan Girls are CARDINAL, CARDINAL, CARDINAL all the way, babes. And Cardinal Water at that. That’s primal water force. No wonder our Scorpio boys get fully hooked on them. And ALL the boys. They got boobalicious va-va-voom, and waist, and hips, all to gloriously motherfqn die for. Even the skinny ones. with that sort of Ascendant, make those snaky body moves topped by Eyes that Melt and Surprise. Then that fine mind, already wrapped you up before u realise… Read more »

Jokerman
Jokerman

Oooohhhh…..l am blushing.

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Girls will b boyz will b gurls will b boiyzzzz…

Always the way with Kataka…

Double gendered in equal measure: bwooii = Cardinal; pecs; waist o wait that’s …femme:

Sumbuddy got Jupiter in Kataka. My answer to that is Uranis in Libra, Circe Isis Venus IC NN + bunch other egypto-roman-greek-mesopo-babylonia goddesses 4th house in Aquuuuua. As for Katman, enjoy your beautiful love affair. That’s what they’re there for xx

Jupiter
Jupiter

Watching this doco on Alexander, the father of bebe Olga, and ‘in (old) Russia people worshipped their Tsars as divine beings’….
But an opera inspired by Verdi! How much of what we know today is inspired by past rulers?

Jupiter
Jupiter

And some history is also rewirtten (made up) by people.

quellpunkt
quellpunkt

Oh she is interesting, love these Astro History Crushes! In my studies of Kataka Sun I have found many professional athletes, so her Kataka Sun/Aries Moon combo makes sense for a fierce fencer. In fact Kataka often has an “A” profession: athlete, actor, author, academic. Sounds like Ana did her Neptune on NN in Aries quite well too. It’s fun when you find a famous personage astro twin and get to compare your (somewhat adventurous) life to theirs. I too am Kataka Sun/Aries Moon/Mars-Saturn in Libra. I won’t be running off to a nunnery any time soon but I could… Read more »

quellpunkt
quellpunkt

Often, Kataka is an: athlete, actor, author, academic, ARTIST!

Jokerman
Jokerman

I am an appalachian apiarists-amassing astrologer acting as an avuncular australian-arab aristafan auf aardvaarks and armidilloes fr Armidale….aay!

Jokerman
Jokerman

We make good defenders in afl, nrl and soccer. I have been a goalkeeper in both soccer and hockey.
Long arms, low centre of gravity and hands that latch-on. Plus l loved crashing into attackers knockn over lots of em.

davidl
davidl

My kataka son plays AFL as a ruck man. He was 6’3 at 16, very long and slim, long arms, huge feet. But not an agro bone in his body, like a big Labrador pup, a bit clumsy and although never meaning to hurt anyone has floored quite a few of the more agro types with stray elbows and knees. It’s funny watching him stand over some poor soul he’s collected apologizing and trying to help up while the coach is screaming at him to get on with it. He is totally oblivious to the havoc he causes opposing players… Read more »

Jokerman
Jokerman

I have never understood the OTP aggro some players n coaches have. Play hard at the ball or tackle; aggression without rancour. But there is nothing wrong with offering ‘a hand-up’.

Does he have long torso / short legs, relatively speaking, that Water signs seem to possess?

sphinx
sphinx

What a lot of energy she must have had. I wonder about how she has time to actually parent children in a nunnery. It’s all very well to pop them out.. My parents have Aries Moons – it’s a spartan emotional style let me tell you. My elder boy is Cancerian and Saggitarius Rising. I can’t honestly see the Saggitarian side yet so I read this with interest. His Libra Moon is extremely evident however. Told me yesterday that I’m too friendly, that it’s weird. Said his friends are all serious people, so I need to act more serious around… Read more »

Pi
Pi

I suspect back in theose days the concept of ‘mothering’ extended to giving birth, as long as you lived through that process. Anything else was farmed out to wet nurses and governess type people. Not the worst idea if you think about it, people got jobs from the scheme, mothers werent chained to tantrum-throwing brats 23 hours a day, therefore would have more time to develop their lives e.g. fencing classes lol, world keeps turning etc #capmoon #hardheartedwoman #thekidsarealright

Pi
Pi

I mean, if you were rich. Poor, different story.

Jokerman
Jokerman

And most were poor.

sphinx
sphinx

Cap Moon and Aries Moon would get along! We women are biologically at a massive disadvantage being unable to control our body and therefore destiny. A relative by marriage was raised like this, the servants used to chew the kids food and then they had to eat it – up until they were 10. If they didn’t eat it they were whipped by the servants! She turned out terrified of having kids and aborted so many she lost count. It’s a miracle she survived those illegal backyard abortions. The world certainly keeps on turning but I like to keep my… Read more »

Pearl
Pearl

Hahaha I get her and now I get me-sagg sun and cap moon-keep going Pi , love your insights !!

Ampersand
Ampersand

I’ve never heard of this lady but she sounds fun. She honoured her Cancer Sun by banging out 10 kids and then found her Aries life path by gobbing off to nuns. What a mixture! Reminds me of my niece a little bit. Cancer rising, Aries moon and Mercury. A smattering of Libra. All those cardinal planets fighting each other. Also very beautiful. But conflicted. She can be the most loving warm person and then something she says will cut you to the core, but funny, oh my god so funny. Once we were on a long drive, sister and… Read more »

Ampersand
Ampersand

I just thought of another one. My mother has a true phobia of cats, I saw her cornered by one once and she was a mess. I pretended to own one for a while so she would not visit me. Niece has uncanny ability to know others’ Achilles heel, child prodigy. She has been able to stitch up another person from a young age. I wasn’t there this time, but once when she was about 4 she said to my mother “Grandma” and Grandma said “Yes?” and niece pointed to behind my mother and said “Grandma, cat by you” and… Read more »

sphinx
sphinx

Omg this is a true Cancerian here! Ha!

Jokerman
Jokerman

I have had 3 bursts of laughter over “I am so bored l’m shitting chicken”.

Ampersand
Ampersand

She is a legend. My favourite family member by a country mile.

Jupiter
Jupiter

Haha God kids are funny, this gen is incredibly atuned, i saw a baby swiping a tablet with the father like nothing last weekend,

Ampersand
Ampersand

So true. I had two kids visit this week, I handed over my tablet as they wanted to go on minecraft, and I asked them if they knew how to use it, and they looked at me like I was on crack. For the first time I felt like my old art teacher who could never work out how to us the VCR, and had to have one of us do it. How we chuckled! How karma comes full circle.

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

If you think kids are funny u should observe at close range, close enough (and be gullible Piscean with Sagittarian sense of yumour) to get those jokes played on you by a little Cancerian girl 🙂 She’a now nine btw and goin strong. Katakan chicks are the coolest! I’m child-free and a very lucky woman… there will be aNOTHER ONE COMING IN to the world within the next few weeks ( sorry bout caps but each time i corrected it re-did itself umm so it stays i guess). I have had six siblings and have two nieces, next bub a… Read more »

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