a few relevant facts from The
Oxford Book of Royal Anecdotes by Elizabeth Longford:
25, 1788 - first insanity attack, reported by Fanny Berney, the keeper
of the queen's robes. November
5th - All music was forbidden in the house. As the illness progressed the symptoms were - incessant talk,
repeating himself (in the movie:
"What, what?"), hoarseness,
loss of voice, great weakness. The king recovered after a few months, but in 1801 the illness
recurred. In 1805 he
became blind. He had 15
where is the 'natal promise' of madness? The answer is in Mars/MC square Moon/Uranus, which creates great
mental tension, combined with the natural sensitivity of the nervous
system that Gemini's are endowed with. Mars is also /45
the Nodes, and in my
experience, people with this aspect at times suffer from panic or
anxiety attacks. We can
also add the fact that Mercury, the ruler of the 3rd House (=mental
functioning), is applying to a conjunction with Saturn, the ruler of the
6th House (=illness). The Moon, ruler of the12th
(=asylums) is also in Fall in the 6th house of illness, and when a
planet is in Fall it's like not having an immune system, it's very
vulnerable. Mercury is
strong in its rulership and Saturn is also strong as the ruler of the
Air Triplicity, so their conjunction can also act as an antidote, to
hold the mind together, but at times of stressful transits and
directions, the Gemini planets become "unglued".
has been pointed out to me that the King’s ailment was later confirmed
to be ‘porphyria’. From
a Medical Dictionary And Health Manual, by R.E. Rothenberg, 1982:
“Porphyria is an upset in metabolism, resulting in inadequate
utilization of chemicals known as ‘porphyrins’. In certain people, this condition leads to abdominal colic
(severe abdominal pain), paralysis, mental disturbance, skin erruption
and brakish coloured urine.”
combination of symptoms, also described in the film, can be clearly
attributed to the Moon/Uranus in the 6th House, square the angular Mars,
as discussed above.
Oct.25th, 1788 all the natal promisors came together, by transit,
solar-arc & secondary progressions: (T)Uranus had just been discovered (1781), and now was stationing
conj his Asc. (T)Saturn (4
20), is beginning to stress the Gemini stellium.
32) is exactly / (N)Saturn, and (P)Moon (6
20) is triggering it. (SA)Mars
18) and (SA)South Nodes (11
10) are exactly /(N)Moon/MC/Mars.
11) conj South Node.
the (SA)Sun coming to conj the (N)ASC a couple of years later, and (SA)Jupiter
coming to conj the (N)Sun at the same time, are the indications for his
subsequent recovery and continuation of fruitful reign.
Moon rules the left eye, and the Mars contact is also the indication for
the onset of blindness in 1805, at age 67.
III was the King Who Lost America, thus, our July 4th 1776 chart was a
'huge' transit to the king's chart.
Our Uranus at 21
was transiting his Gemini planets and our Saturn at 14
was opposing his Mars/Mc & squaring his Moon/Uranus, from the 4th
House of lands and real-estate property. Imagine how he felt...
interesting paragraph is found in Alan Leo's The key To Your Own nativity, p.301:
account of the astrological "doubles" of Kings George III and
George IV. In
Raphael's Manual of Astrology (R.C.Smith), published in 1837, and printed by
Thomas Tegg & Son, 73, Cheapside, we find the following on p.xvi:
“In the newspapers of February, 1820, the death of Mr.
Samuel Hemmings was noticed. It
was stated that he had been an ironmonger and prosperous in trade-that
he was born on the 4th of June 1738, at nearly the same moment as his
late majesty, George III, and in the same parish of St.
Martin's-in-the-Fields; that he went into business for himself in
October, 1760, when his late majesty came to the throne; that he married
on the 8th of September 1761, the same day as the king; and finally,
after other events of his life had resembled those which happened to the
late king, that he died on
Saturday, January 29th, 1820, on the same day and nearly the same hour
as his late majesty.”(**)
Mark Penfield (Aspects magazine, Fall 1994, Vol 19, No.3, article
"Pages From History") uses the time "between 6 and 7
AM" from a biography by John Brooke, The
King Who Lost America, rectified by Mark to 6:34 AM LMT. This gives an ASC of 21
34 and MC of 22
38. Given my
analysis, I still prefer the one used here.
The British editor of the AA Journal tells me that this historic
anecdote has never been substantiated.
means any hard
aspect (0, 18o, 90, 45, 22˝)
(T)=transiting, (P)=secondary progressed. (SA)=solar arc'ed plan et.