Ebenezer Sibley (1751-1799) is not on the list of well known astrologers. He wrote a a four volume book called; “A New and Complete Illustration of the Celestial Science of Astrology – or the Art of foretelling future Events and Contingencies, by the Aspects, Positions and Influences of the Heavenly Bodies, founded on Natural Philosophy, Scripture, Reason and the Mathematics”. The first volume was published in 1784.
The worked horary charts in the book are particularly interesting. Some of the charts are very exemplary as is the following one on pregnancy.
The querant asked if she should have children?
Before giving Sibley’s answer I would like to give an independent judgement.
Here are the major testimonies:
Ruler of the Ascendant, Significatrix of the Querant is Venus. Venus is in exaltation in fertile Pisces in the 5th house of children, also with Pisces on the cusp. The Moon is also in the 5th house applying sextile to Jupiter, Lord of the 5th house, and then to conjunction with Venus. Venus is also conjunct the North Node, which shows tremendous increase.
So the answer is yes, and plenty!
This is what Sibley has to say about the chart:
“No position of the planets, perhaps, could be more favourable to the desires of the querent, than those of the above scheme. As Libra rises upon the ascendant, Venus is lady thereof, and significatrix of the querent; and being posited in the fifth house, in her exaltation, having the fruitful sign Pisces upon the cusp thereof, is one infallible proof that the querent will have children. The Moon, which is the author of all radical moisture, is separating from the conjunction of the Sun, the author of all vital spirit, and applies to a sextile aspect of Jupiter, a benevolent and prolific planet, and thence forms a conjunction with Venus, the querent’s significator; and t hen applies to her fortunate node. Frome these considerations I hesitated not a moment to inform the querent that she would be the mother of a large and numerous offspring. This is declared by the position of Venus in the fifth house, which gives three children; and, being lady of t he ascendant, in conjunction with the Dragon’s Head, or fortunate node of the Moon, gives three more. The Moon, being likewise in conjunction with them, adds three more, and makes the number nine. And, as these configurations are all posited in the double-bodied fruitful sign Pisces, it doubles the number, and declares there shall be eighteen children. The judgement is strengthened by Jupiter’s sextile aspect with the above significators, and thereby adds two more to the number, which induced me to inform the lady that she would in all probability be the mother of twenty children.” (pp. 351-352)
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