The women of Savoias
The recent transitory Constitution rule abrogation
that forbaded the entry to the House Savoia's male descendants in Italy,
has been constituted source of debate among those people who firmly stay
hostile to the ex-Royal family and who pursues a fanciful dream to restore
this Monarchy with a further debate on whom would be the true heir to the
throne. There is however something that put all together: the affection
and the respect for the housewives Savoia. The "Queen of May",
Maria Josè, disappearance, has seen even the emotion of a large part of
Italians without political or ideological distinctions to testimony an
affection that goes over the male Savoias’ mistakes.
Women, these, belonging to a reality light-years far
from the everyday life, yet we surprise to learn that, instead, one of the
most popular and appreciated pizzas, Margherita’s pizza, takes just its
name from the Queen Margherita, wife of Umberto I called "the Good
King", to whom had been devoted.
As also a lot of other Royal families, Savoias have often been to the center of unusual events as the mystery that has mantled Vittorio Emanuele III’s birth or the esoteric halo of the Real coat of arms, which contains a star with 5 points upside down and interpreted therefore as a clear highly negative symbol, nearly demoniac, of bad luck, that would also have been the tragic events’ craftsman that, in many resumptions, have involved different components of this Family.
THE ITALIAN KINGDOM
The Kingdom of Italy formally entered to be on March 17, 1861 when it was published on the Official Gazette a law with which the King Vittorio Emmanuele II of Piedmont assumed, for himself and his successors, the title of King of Italy. The time 00:00 is based on the general principle that every law published in the Official Gazette goes into effect at the time of 00:00.
strikes the presence of Pluto, Mars and Moon in Taurus: the women of
Savoia Family (Moon) are undoubtedly strong and with pugnacious character
(Mars) and the presence of Pluto postpones to a symbolism more scorpionic
than Taurus concerning them and the whole Royal family. The Moon/Sun
sextile in Pisces also shows a substantial harmony of the real couples, a
love and State’s necessities ideal meeting sprang many marriages of them.
Sun is conj. to Neptune and in the House 4th, underlining the sense of
patriotism and emotionalism that have tied the people to the Savoias
during the Kingdom of Italy.
QUEEN MARGHERITA OF SAVOIA
Orphan of father when she was four years-old, grew up far from the court
life together with her mother and her brother Tommaso. As she wouldn’t
leave her land, to which was very tied up, refused the marriage with the
prince Charles of Romenia preferring her cousin Umberto, who married on
April 20, 1868.
With the great charm that let her be appreciated even by whom was
contrary to the Monarchy (as in the case of the strongly republican poet
Giosuè Carducci, who devoted her "Ode alla Regina d’Italy"
and "the Lute and the Lyra"), imposed her great aesthetical
taste in family and court. During her Kingdom, had to face complex
situations as the subtraction of Rome to the Pontifical State or painful,
as the murder of her beloved husband in Monza, for hand of an anarchist,
in 1900 following which she was devoted to works of beneficence, to the
increase of the arts and the culture, encouraging artists, literating and
founding cultural institutions.
She seemed to be favourable to the
fascism, at least initially, and to her death, the throne passed to her
only child, the future King Vittorio Emanuele III, whose particular
physical conformation, the legs disproportionately court in comparison to
the rest of the body, said entrance to a lot of hypotheses on his birth.
The doubt was insinuated that Margherita could not have children or that a
been born and therefore Umberto
had made a substitution with another child.
Under the astral profile, Margherita (as also her husband) belongs to the
sign of Scorpio, with Venus/Mercury conjunction in Sagittarius in trine to
Mars in Leo while Saturn, Pluto and Uranus are in the other Fire sign,
Aries. The element Fire speaks there about an eclectic character, creative
but also full of energy, able to get rapid decisions but also with love
for the arts in general.
Her Sun, to 27° Scorpio, is trine to the Kingdom of Italy’s Sun and opposite to the “scorpionized” Moon of that chart, thoroughly explaining the great popularity of this Queen who has succeeded in conquering her people holding the reins of it to the death of her husband. Besides, her Mercury, to 4° Sagittarius, is perfectly connected to the Asc. to 3° Sagittarius in the Chart of the Kingdom.
ELENA OF SAVOIA
She had 5 children: Umberto II, successor
to the throne, Jolanda, Mafalda, who got married to Phillip of Assia and
died in Buchenwald, Giovanna, wife of Boris III of Bulgaria and Maria,
wife of Luigi of Borbone-Parma.
When her husband abdicated for her child Umberto, she was transferred as
first to Alexandria of Egypt and then in France, where she died.
With Elena, a very difficult and sad page was opened, both for Italy and
for Savoia family. In her Chart we find the square Mars/Saturn.
Particularly Saturn is situated in Capricorn, that’s its rulership, conj.
to the Sun while Mars is in Libra, where Saturn is exalted: the character
is a bit cold, very rational, influenceable by the ideologies (Mars is
opposite to Neptune) but, at the meantime, instinctively adverse to the
laws of the new ideological tides of that period as the Communism (still
This time the Moon is found in Taurus, exactly to the midpoint between Moon and Mars in the Kingdom of Italy’s Chart: the Queen has dressed again an important role for the Country but she has been in turn her own choices’ victim (just remember that, together with her husband, sacrificed her daughter Mafalda for her own safe).
MAFALDA OF SAVOIA
The Chart of the unlucky princess again introduces the Sun in Scorpio,
almost to the same degree of the Queen Margherita. The Moon in Cancer is
opposite to Saturn confirming the maternal figure’s coldness and the
great sensibility and love for the family of Mafalda. Mercury and Venus
are also in Scorpio: with the Sun, they are found therefore opposite to
the planets in Taurus in the Kingdom’s Chart.
The premature disappearance is suitable from the Nodal axle in the
difficult sectors 2-8 while the ruler of the 8th, Pluto, is situated in
the 9th House, the foreign countries, the far, underlining the death
happened far from home.
JOLANDA OF SAVOIA
In the Chart of this vital Gemini
(with also Mercury and Venus in the sign), the Moon applies in Scorpio, to
29°, opposite to the Kingdom of Italy’s Moon in Taurus while the Leo
rising is in trine to the Sagittarius rising of the Kingdom’s Chart.
GIOVANNA OF SAVOIA
As Mafalda, she’s also Scorpio,
with the Sun and Mercury tightly conj. to 19° and 20° of the sign, once
more to activate the Moon in Taurus of Kingdom’s Chart.
MARIA OF SAVOIA
She was promised bride to Umberto of Savoia since she was a child and at
24 of age, she comes to Italy
for the wedding, on January
8, that was celebrated then in the Paolina chapel of Quirinale to the
presence of the government leader Benito Mussolini. In her book of
memories “La Regina incompresa” (misunderstood
Queen) she will write of that day: "They wanted turn my name
into Italian ‘Maria Giuseppina', because Maria Josè was too much
foreigner for the tastes of Mussolini. The fascist gerarchis asked to me
even to sign ‘Maria Giuseppina' on the marriage documents. But I refused.
Umberto was embarrassed, he didn't say anything."
When Germany occupied Belgium imprisoning the King Leopoldo, her brother,
she went to interview by Hitler to defend the fates of her people. Besides,
she was for a long time an active limb of the Red Cross; when in 1935
Italy declares war to Ethiopia, she went to Africa as nurse where met
Italo Balbo. Subsequently she also met Umberto Zanotti Bianco and
Benedetto Croce, who will contribute to cement her antifascist feelings up
to give real help to the Resistance, maintaining contacts with the allies.
She secretly received some partisan leaders and picked up money, weapons
and every kind of subsistence stuff to send secretly to the strengths of
On Thursday May 9, 1946, Vittorio Emanuele III abdicated for his child
Umberto and for 27 days Maria Josè became the last Queen of Italy: the
day of the referendum, on June 2, 1946, she went to vote. On January 27,
2001 she passed away in a geriatric hospital in Geneva, turning off the
reflectors on who will be remembered as "Queen of May".
Maria Josè is a proud Leo with Sun, Mercury, Mars and Node in the sign
that is negative to the her Moon position in the non conventional one,
Aquarius: Maria has a solar, rebellious and impatient character toward any
form of imposition, combative (the planets in Leo are also in the 1st
house) while the Moon in the seventh House talks about the unhappy
marriage, the availability to fight for the proper and other people's
liberty, great ideals.
Pluto, Jupiter and Neptune in the 12th House talks about the
hard times and underlines as this, instead of a Chart of a Queen, seems
the one of a revolutionary, with also Uranus in the 6th House
that adds original ideas and pragmatism to the daily life.
This time the Sun of Maria is squaring to Mars of the Kingdom of Italy:
its personality’s Chart, in open contrast with the monarchic order of
which she has entered to take part and it expresses well the events
causing the people’s hostility to Savoia family and subsequently the
exile together with her husband, all contained in this Martian symbolism.
So many years far, a small mystery still flutters around Maria Josè’s figure. After having gone to vote to the referendum for the choice of the Republic, it is said that she confided to a journalist to have voted for Saragat, therefore for the Republic, showing herself once more non conformist. This fact, however, was subsequently denied by Savoia family and only after 70 years, as she wished, her choice will be public. It is to notice to this intention as the Sun in Maria birth Chart is in perfect sextile to the Italian Republic birth Sun and this already furnishes a possible answer.
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