TAKE A BIG KISS TO FLORENCE…
by Laura Poggiani and Paolo Forni
Starting from the famous quote of Ippocrate that recites “we are where we live", to the careful eye of an astrologer, the characteristics of every zone of the Earth appear always very precise and they seem to be almost "absorbed" from its inhabitants. Whoever has the opportunity of working in sectors that manage the data of birth of the residents of one determined city, will easily notice, for instance, a preponderance of a Sign, rather than another, in a particular geographical zone. As a consequence, it is not surprising the absolute compatibility of these predominant Signs with the peculiarities and historical characteristics of the place they are living in.
tried to share the geographical areas by overlapping the zodiacal band (where every Sign has
a wideness of 30°) to the terrestrial eclittica, in such way that the Nations that were found to West, coincident with the point Vernale to 0° Aries, came note attributed to that Sign, he proceeded counterclockwise then in motion, toward South-Cancer, therefore East-Libra and finally North-capricorn (Claudio Tolomeo, Tetrabiblos, Book II).
At this point it's almost natural to wonder: is it possible to verify how much information have the Ancient ones handed down to us on this matter, by using another modern (and thus more effective) method? Technology assists us by giving us computers that are able to elaborate in a very little time a great massive structure of data, while, from the beginning, we take as valid the Ptolemaic attribution Sign/city, in order to verify the foundation of this assertion.
The Zodiac starts with the Sign of the Aries and to this Sign Tolomeo combined, among the others, the chief town of the Region Tuscany, Florence, and also Dante quotes this connection between sign and town. Aries is dominated by Mars and therefore it doesn't take too much time for us to notice that also an important fulcrum of the city, center also of a decisive crossroad railway, is called “campo di marte”. Also the famous and quite violent “Calcio Fiorentino” (from which comes the modern game of soccer) brings back to Mars and the Aries. Besides, we can find in relation to the God of the War, in the book “Firenze dei Misteri”, by Luigi Pruneti, the following anecdote:
For guilt of a pagan god
Florence seemed to
be burden for a long time a dramatic destiny, afflicted by feuds and revenges and by hate of part. Why
it reigned so much discord in the shade of the Baptistery and peace seemed an impossible dream? If a time machine allowed us to set this question to the
parties, they would - probably answer: "Guilt of Mars." The god of the war was, in fact, the tutelar nume of the Roman city and one statue of his, during a raid of the Goths, was thrown into the
river1. After a lot of time it was pull out of the river and put on a pillar - to the head of the Ponte
Vecchio2. Dante defined it the "stupid stone that looks at the
bridge"3 and Boccaccio too described it by saying: "This statue was decreased upward from the waist; [...] it was all pink because of
the water, so much pink that almost, [...] neither of the man, neither of the horse something could
distinguish"4. It seems that in reality it didn't even represent Ares but a king Goth, perhaps the same
Teodorico5; according to the Florentines - it remained an image of the god of the war and the person responsible of their misfortunes. Giovanni Villani wrote: "The ancient said and wrote that when the statue of Mars fell or was
moved, there would be in the city of Florence a big danger or mutation. And not without cause was said, that for experience it has
demostrated"6. In short Mars, first evicted by Giovanni Battista, then thrown into
the Arno by the Barbarians and finally pull out from the river
As it can be noticed mostly giving an analytical glance to the planetary disposition in the various decades of every Sign, Gemini is
absolute full of planets like (Sun, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Uranus) and particularly, the second decade, or rather from the 10 to the 20 degrees (Sun, Venus and
Mars). Another meaningful decade are the first and second ones of Leo, with the presence of Jupiter and Pluto predominant.
THE FIRST STONE’S LAYING OF THE PRIOR’S BUILDING (PALAZZO VECCHIO).
The center of the Commune in Florence, Palazzo
Vecchio, , that overhangsis the stupendous Plaza of the Dominion, considered
to be the “living room of the city”, saw the light on February 24
1299, with the laying of the first stone, . This date can be considered,
in all respects, the date of foundation of the city, since it marks the passage from small center to organized Common and
growing more and more
With the conspiracy of Pazzi a family who fought against the Medici's family for the predominance of the city, a big mutation had partner-politics. Briefly, the Pazzi's family, conjuring with the Pope, arranged to kill the two brothers Giuliano and Lorenzo, nephews of Cosimo “il Vecchio”. After some failed attempts, because they wanted to contemporarily strike the two brothers, in the end it was decided to kill the two brothers during the service in Church. The trap however succeeded only partially, with the death of Giuliano. Lorenzo was only wounded and he succeeded in escaping and his rage lead to a complete and awful revenge. From that moment on, Medici's family, with Lorenzo “Il Magnifico”, firmly conquered the city of Florence and the power, giving life to what the world will know as “ the Renaissance”. Thanks to some important accords and convenient marriages, Florence will rise to the point where it will gin also international power.
FLORENCE, CAPITAL OF ITALY
June 1, 1865 Florence rises to a new role in the Italian political
scenery: Savoias, moving themselves toward Rome, momentarily established the creditor's equity in the Tuscan chief
town. To this point, it doesn't surprise too much to find that, once more, the position of Venus previously interested at 28° Aries in the Foundation Chart,
is reported: in this case, in fact, we find Uranus at 28° (!!)Gemini, in sextile therefore to the primary position of Venus but
Jupiter, in Sagittarius, is even in trine of it! Still in Gemini it is also the
Sun, but sufficiently distant from Jupiter to be avoided its opposition.
of the greatests floods have been, in recent times, where the river Arno, that bathes the
town, flooding, has caused huge of damages: the first one in 1844 and the
second, still deep inner the memories of many people, in 1966. It strikes, first of
all, the fact that both have almost happened the same day, on November 3, 1844 and on November 4, 1966. Apart the meaningful character of the respective Charts for the event in
matter, we exclusively concern what is connected to what discussed since
here. Here what we find: Jupiter, at 24° Pisces, it is practically on 1299’s same position, this time opposite Venus, at 27° Virgo while in Aries we find Uranus, at 2° and Pluto at 22°.
In 1966 one, Mars, Pluto and Uranus, joined, you/they were exactly opposed Sole/Giove of the foundation of
Palazzo Vecchio to the conjunction.
During the II World War, Florence suffered a bloody bombardment. When the Americans took the decision to bomb “Campo di Marte” railway station, in fact, it occurred that, in reality, there was a mistake and the Allies bombed the residences of the civilians, provoking many victims and postponing other further Allies attack, suspending them for a long arc of time.
In 1993, still an explosive event that strikes to betrayal of the civilians in Florence: the attack to Georgofili Street. Once
again the Leo in pole position: Moon and Mars occupy it in a narrow conjunction among 12° and 14°, astride the 7th House cusp, the “declared enemies”. Sun and Mercury are again in Gemini, while Venus is again in Aries, at 20°.
isn't much to say on this famous character that the brightest star of the Tuscan chief town stays, undoubtedly of which he also was for a certain time Prior. Within our search, it immediately detaches Venus, at 29° Cancers, squaring the originary position of Venus in the Foundation Chart. Besides we have Mars and Neptune connected in Leo. Saturn, Mercury and Sun are in Gemini.
Never as in this case, the attribution of a Zodiacal Sign in a town appears so clean as in the case of Florence, its Mars bonds and the first Sign of the Zodiac, up to make to emerge, as we have seen, the sensibility of the last degrees of the Sign. If then we consider that the mentioned dates held in this
research, are primarily about war events or historically important ones, it doesn't surprise that emerges the preponderance of Gemini, Libra and Leo, if the disposition is considered in decade, while it is clearly greater Leo if the Planets in Sign Table is considered.
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