Magna Carta – June 15, 1215
Have you ever wondered why there has never been a King John II? This may be the reason.
Magna Carta Libertatum (Medieval Latin for “Great Charter of Freedoms”), commonly called Magna Carta (also Magna Charta; “Great Charter”), is a charter of rights agreed to by King John of England at Runnymede, near Windsor, on 15 June 1215. First drafted by the Archbishop of Canterbury to make peace between the unpopular King and a group of rebel barons, it promised the protection of church rights, protection for the barons from illegal imprisonment, access to swift justice, and limitations on feudal payments to the Crown, to be implemented through a council of 25 barons. Neither side stood behind their commitments, and the charter was annulled by Pope Innocent III, leading to the First Barons’ War. (Wikipedia)
But I’m not honouring this event today, I’m demonstrating why Astrologers need to do their homework, in order to present an accurate picture historically.
This is the chart that was already sitting on my Kepler 7.0 computer program. Can you see what’s wrong with it? (Hint: check the date; it’s in Old Style – Julian calendar dating.)
Now take a look at the one I produced, in New Style – Gregorian calendar dating.
What a difference a few days make, eh?
Some of the elements and aspects are still the same, but then some are totally altered.
The Ascendant is now Libra Rising, instead of Virgo Rising. The Moon has moved on to 0 degrees Aquarius, and created three inconjuncts. And Mars has moved into an inconjunct with Pluto. Only the Saturn inconjunct Neptune aspect remains the same.
Now can you see why this “Great Charter” failed?
This ends today’s history/astrology lesson.