Drusus Julius Caesar (October 7, 13 BC – September 14, 23 AD)
A good friend of mine spontaneously sent me a sketch (on May 11, 2016) that had been drawn by a women who assisted him in a past life regression.
This regression took place four years before he opened up about it in 2016. In his regression he spoke about a general named Crucius, but when he was asked what his own name was, he was loathe to say it, so he said he was Nero instead. Well, now I know why.
He was born at Rome to a prominent branch of the gens Claudia, the son of Tiberius and his first wife, Vipsania Agrippina. His name at birth was Nero Claudius Drusus after his paternal uncle, Drusus the Elder. In AD 4, he assumed the name Julius Caesar following his father’s adoption into the Julii by Augustus, and became Drusus Julius CaesarWikipedia
The only way I found this name was working through most of the Roman family tree from Gaius Julius Caesar in the beginning to Nero at the end. Drusus was right in the middle, wouldn’t you know. But it was his death by the hands of his wife, Livilla, and her lover, Sejanus that finally helped me to zero in this individual. And just for added pleasure,
Drusus first entered politics with the office of quaestor in AD 10. His political career mirrored that of Germanicus, and he assumed all his offices at the same age as him. Following the model of Augustus, it was intended that the two would rule together. They were both popular, and many dedications have been found in their honor across Roman Italy. Cassius Dio calls him “Castor” in his Roman History, likening Drusus and Germanicus to the twins, Castor and Pollux, of Roman mythology.Wikipedia
I’d even researched and written about the founding of Rome in my work here. No stone was left unturned. But to demonstrate how difficult the search was, take a look at this:
Which reminds me, I never did look at Caligula, nor Claudius. Oh well, maybe someday.
This is a rectified chart, highlighting Drusus’ death by nefarious means at age 35 (Mars and Neptune at 21 degrees Libra). And that brings to light one inconjunct.
Venus Inconjunct Ascendant
You often feel that you haven’t any right to ask much of those whom you love. You feel that you must do favors for them instead of asking for their help. For you, love is an act of service, not self-gratification. Also, through relationships with others, you try to learn more about your own and other people’s inner workings. For this reason your relationships are more deep and profound than most people’s. But they are somewhat difficult, too. Your close friends and loved ones discover that you are quite different in a close relationship than you appear at first. It is not that you are dishonest, but that you show a side of yourself to your friends that you usually keep hidden, often because you are not entirely confident in that role. You may feel unsure that others will like you or accept your affection. This is one reason why you express your love by doing nice things for people. You are trying to win them over.
However, you should realize that others will respect you if you stand up for yourself and ask for a reasonable return in a relationship. If you constantly seem to be apologizing for who and what you are, people begin to wonder if they have overlooked something that is wrong with you, and they begin to lose confidence in you. Thus you may bring about the criticism that you are afraid of. You are as good and as worthy of being loved as anyone. Be yourself with others, and many people will love you.
(And just to see where everyone fits into this family, check Caligula’s family tree.)
Drusus was Caligula’s paternal grandfather and Mark Antony was Caligula’s great-grandfather on his paternal grandmother’s side. Even Augustus gets in on the act as Caligula’s maternal great-grandfather. It is a small world after all.
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“Possibly even before the birth of the twins, Livilla had an affair with Lucius Aelius Sejanus, the praetorian prefect of Tiberius – later on, some (including Tiberius) suspected Sejanus to have fathered the twins. Drusus, heir apparent since the death of Germanicus in AD 19, died in AD 23, shortly after striking Sejanus in an argument. According to Tacitus, Suetonius, and Cassius Dio, Sejanus had poisoned Drusus, not only because he feared the wrath of the future Emperor but also because he had designs on the supreme power, and aimed at removing a potential competitor, with Livilla as his accomplice. If Drusus was indeed poisoned, his death aroused no suspicions at the time.
“Sejanus now wanted to marry the widowed Livilla. In AD 25 Tiberius rejected such a request but in AD 31 he eventually gave way. In the same year, the Emperor received evidence from Antonia Minor, Livilla’s mother and his sister-in-law, that Sejanus planned to overthrow him. Tiberius had Sejanus denounced in the Senate, then had him arrested and dragged off to prison to be put to death. A bloody purge then erupted in Rome with most of Sejanus’ family (including his children) and followers sharing his fate.”
And my reason for discussing this bit of gossip? When I was originally of the mind that my prior life was Pontius Pilate, I imagined that my friend could have been Sejanus. His reaction was SO angry, that I knew I touched a nerve. Now I know why.