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!
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