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Nobody knows for sure when Anne Boleyn was born. They, the historical expert people, think it was either 1501 or 1507 and nobody is certain of the month but it might be May. This is partly to do with the fact that women were basically livestock and nobody remembers a cow’s birthday… and partly to do with the fact that the Boleyn’s church didn’t keep records.
Feminist ranting aside, historians know for absolute certainty that Henry VIII was born on June 28th, 1491. Astrologically speaking, this means Henry is a Cancer sign. Which makes perfect sense; Cancers are notoriously moody, devious, easily flattered and ambitious. While they enjoy romance, parties and family, they hate to be told what to do and refuse to listen to the advice of others. Doesn’t that sound like Henry? In fact, Cancer is the most volatile sign of the zodiac. Explains all the wife murdering right?
Side note: My apologies to Cancer signs. Henry is an example of a very negative Cancerian. If it make you feel better, I’m a Pisces and so was Bugsy Siegel.
Obviously, Anne was not Cancer-compatible. Because of my undying love for all things Boleyn, I wanted to figure out what Anne’s astrological sign might have been. I ruled out all the water signs (too similar) and researched Anne Boleyn’s most notable qualities. A few characteristics kept coming up: headstrong, intelligent, graceful and passionate. In addition, Anne was enchanting, despite not being a standard Tudor-era beauty. Henry preferred his lovers young, blonde, blue-eyed and shapely. Anne was very slim, had dark eyes and dark hair and yet she was the sex kitten of Tudor England. In fact, Henry passed over blonde, blue-eyed Mary Boleyn in order to pursue Anne, Mary’s younger sister.
So what does all this mean?
Historians take note: Anne Boleyn was an Aries! She was a passionate fire sign, the complete opposite of Henry’s water sign. Aries are also known for their energy (in bed) and a fierce competitive streak, which is how Anne hooked Henry to begin with. Interestingly, the body part associated with Aries is the face. Anne’s eyes were often described as “bewitching” or “beguiling.” Anne was a typical Aries: adventurous, quick-witted and courageous. She needed to be all those things in order to climb the social ladder of the royal court. Anne went from an obscure country girl to the Queen of England in a matter of months. She was also quick tempered, impatient and foolish, which lead to her inevitable downfall. Also, fellow Aries women, like Catherine of Medici and Isabella of Castile, were strong female leaders with similar traits.
I kid you not, this comes directly from an article or Aries traits:
“The intensity of your sexual urges… can trick you into an early, unwise marriage which may end disastrously.”
I rest my case.
Now watch this awesome video. It’s dedicated to Anne and features clips from “The Tudors” set to Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way”