Emperor Constantine (February 27, 280 AD – May 22, 337 AD)
People (especially historians) don’t like supernatural events. They go against the ‘order of things’. But to the individual that has one, it’s a sign that Heaven is on your side.
Such is the case for Constantine. The evening before the Battle of the Milvian Bridge in Rome, he had a ‘vision’ of a cross in the sky with the words, “In Hoc Signo Vinces” written around it. There is no ‘proof’ that anyone else saw it, but the man for whom it was intended knew that he was going to win the battle on the following day.
Let’s look at his chart first:
There might be a lot of problems with the timing of Constantine’s birth chart, not the least of which is the fact that no one is absolutely sure what year he was born. But the date February 27th is known. And the timing is randomized.
The Moon conjunct his Ascendant in Cancer would make him especially empathetic towards the ‘underdog’. In fact, he may have seen himself in that role. And there are a couple of inconjuncts, but I’m going to skip any discussion about them, as too much is unknown. But for those with eyes that see, the makings of the man who would legitimize the new Christian religion are evident.
Now let’s look at the ‘event’:
I’ve set the chart for 5:20 pm local time on that fateful evening, so that the Sun may be invisible below the Descendant, but Mercury is right above it, and conjunct to it in Scorpio. And the Yod created by the Moon and Ascendant both inconjunct to Neptune proves to me that the ‘event’ was ‘hidden’ from everybody else.
When he won the battle, Constantine expressed his gratitude to the heavens, but he diplomatically didn’t say which deity helped him. But he knew, which is why Chi-Rho became an emblem on the shields of his soldiers and the markings on his coins.
So one last look at the combined charts:
Simple, really, isn’t it? His natal Mars is conjunct the Sun and Mercury ‘event’ positions. It was written in the stars: “In this sign you will conquer…”