Henry II’s Favourite Son: Nicknamed John Lackland

King John of England (December 24, 1166 – October 19, 1216)

I’ve written about King John before, but only in connection with the Magna Carta. It was my inspired thought this morning about the echo between John and Domitian that has made me revisit this English Monarch.

The timing of this chart is randomized. Notice that there are no inconjuncts. But there is a strong Sun/Moon conjunction in Capricorn, so, even though he was the youngest of four surviving sons of Henry II, he was also the obvious heir to the throne of England.

John was the youngest of the four surviving sons of King Henry II of England and Duchess Eleanor of Aquitaine. He was nicknamed John Lackland because he was not expected to inherit significant lands. He became Henry’s favourite child following the failed revolt of 1173–74 by his brothers Henry the Young King, Richard, and Geoffrey against the King. John was appointed the Lord of Ireland in 1177 and given lands in England and on the continent. The war between Henry II and his elder sons ended with the deaths of Henry the Young King and Geoffrey. John unsuccessfully attempted a rebellion against the royal administrators of his brother, King Richard, whilst Richard was participating in the Third Crusade, but he was proclaimed king after Richard died in 1199.

Wikpedia
The Children of Henry II

My thoughts about John and Domitian being connected today have been confirmed by comparing Domitian’s ‘death’ chart and John’s birth chart.

John’s natal Ascendant/Part of Fortune conjunction in Taurus is conjunct Domitian’s ‘fatal’ Uranus. And John’s North Node/South Node is the flip of Domitian’s ‘fatal’ Nodes.

So what? I hear you say. So nothing…

Comparing their birth charts may help to clear this up: Domitian’s Ascendant is conjunct John’s Venus; Domitian’s Pluto is conjunct John’s Sun/Moon aspect; John’s Ascendant is opposite Domitian’s Mercury/Venus conjunction. Make no mistake: the Roman Emperor took away the Senate’s powers in all but name, and John gave the Barons rights that became the basis for the British constitution (if you can call it that).

About cdsmiller17

I am an Astrologer who also writes about world events. My first eBook "At This Point in Time" is available through most on-line book stores. I have now serialized my second book "The Star of Bethlehem" here. And I am experimenting with birth and death charts. If you wish to contact me, or request a birth chart, send an email to cdsmiller17@gmail.com
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