J35 Queen Amelia of Portugal

Lovely Queen Amelia

In her day, Queen Amelia of Portugal was considered a great beauty.

One can see this by her older pictures where she still retains vestiges.  Her carriage and bearing are striking in aspect as shown below in this vintage shot at  the 1912 Chelsea Flower Show from Leslie Geddes-Brown’s book,

1 This picture is from the book, The Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show:  The Greatest Flower Show on Earth was published in 2006 by Dorling Kindersley, London. Currently, at the time of this post, it is available for about $4.50 on eBay shipping included — see the link above.  It is a coffee table book. and it is geared more towards the setup and organization of the event as it shows lots of vintage photographs of attending Royals and other celebrities There is scarce horticultural information within but instead emphasizes garden landscaping and the floral preparation for the show.
Queen Amelia, the tall woman — she was like Eleanor Roosevelt, 6 feet — in all black, is in the center.

Queen Amelia would outlive all of her children; King Manuel would die suddenly at age 42 from tracheal edema.  His wife and he had no children, but everything he had he left to the people of Portugal. 

Amelia, despite being active in many social projects, such as the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis and the foundation of charity organizations, sanatoriums and drugstores was despised by Communists in Portugal because of her title, no other real reason though one can read it was because of her English birth, she was not a native, etc. and so on. 

If true, then what was the reason for killing the king and the heir?  They were all of that, so throw that idea out the window. No, the reason is they hated the monarchy and wanted it overthrown with their own brand of totalitarianism. After World War II she was invited back to Lisbon; she declined.

The queen and her famous Cartier ruby necklace

The Sabian Departments

 

 

Her Line of Efficiency is between Venus and Mars, which is sextile with Mars in its detriment but accidentally in its own house. This aspect is indicative of how much she is affected by her environment, and how that affects her goals and aspiration. Because it is sextile, as an aspect of sixty degrees, to make her goals real she needs a helping hand, because Mars is rather hampered and not as strong as it would like, so she prefers not to go it alone. Her abdication, on behalf of her son and herself, is a good example of that showing she was uncomfortable ruling in an inhospitable environment.
Her third department, the Line of Motivation or aspect between Jupiter and Saturn, highlights the old guard of astrology.  This time we have a semi-sextile, or thirty degrees difference, demonstrating not only her  (Jupiter is in its rulership while Saturn is exalted) disciplined approach to life but also her need for encouragement to perform difficult, at least to her (Jupiter is sextile Mars as well encouraging her shyness)  difficult tasks. 
This aspect also highlights very well her grace and royal bearing for, despite her great height, she was six feet tall, she was neither clumsy nor awkward as the picture at the Royal Flower Shows well, and there she is about fifty.
Finally, the last department Jones considers is the Line of Culture.   This is the flip of the previous line and shows the aspect between the two modern planets of Uranus and Neptune.  This relation is squared, or ninety degrees apart.
This is also her Dynamic Aptitude shows the stressful relationship between herself and her environment. Neptune makes the Queen prone to morbidity and environmental illness

, that she was often forced herself to work through because of her position; the previous Line of Motivation shows her devotion to duty, but as Neptune is opposite its essential rulership in the twelfth house, it came at quite a cost; she probably was prone to anxiety and bouts of depression.  But under the circumstances of the murder of her husband and son, unfortunately also very understandable.

 

Little Water

The Queen also had little Water in her chart, just one planet, Uranus, in Cancer in the ninth. This would have made her more intuitive than emotional, particularly as it is square her Mercury in the twelfth she recounts how she had many bad “premonitions” about her husband’s insistence on not showing fear and always appearing in an open chaise.[mfn_note] ibid. [/mfn_note} 

Footnotes:

  • 1
    This picture is from the book, The Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show:  The Greatest Flower Show on Earth was published in 2006 by Dorling Kindersley, London. Currently, at the time of this post, it is available for about $4.50 on eBay shipping included — see the link above.  It is a coffee table book. and it is geared more towards the setup and organization of the event as it shows lots of vintage photographs of attending Royals and other celebrities There is scarce horticultural information within but instead emphasizes garden landscaping and the floral preparation for the show.

Footnotes:

  • 1
    This picture is from the book, The Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show:  The Greatest Flower Show on Earth was published in 2006 by Dorling Kindersley, London. Currently, at the time of this post, it is available for about $4.50 on eBay shipping included — see the link above.  It is a coffee table book. and it is geared more towards the setup and organization of the event as it shows lots of vintage photographs of attending Royals and other celebrities There is scarce horticultural information within but instead emphasizes garden landscaping and the floral preparation for the show.

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