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Pocahontas weds John Rolfe


Just over four hundred years ago, on April 5, 1614, the Pocahontas-Rolfe Wedding took place at Jamestown Colony, Virginia. Let’s snoop a little and have a peek at the astrological factors influencing their union with the Sun as male principle (husband) and the Moon as feminine principle (wife). Since the hour of their nuptial ceremony is unknown (to me at least!) we first check the range of movement during the 24 hours for Sun and Moon:

Sun 15 Aries 13 to 16 Aries 12, and Moon 1 Pisces 06 to 13 Pisces 39. At noon that day, Sun 15 Aries 42, Moon 7 Pisces 24 which gives the famous couple and their relationship a steamy Fire-Water Sun Aries-Moon Pisces blend. We may be confident of this since the Moon remained in Pisces for the 24-hour period of their historically recorded wedding day.

With a Sun Aries-Moon Pisces personality blend, this Arien husband, a settler in the New World, is well described by Mars-ruled Aries, sign of the pioneer and adventurer. When blended as in marriage, a softening occurs with the addition of a gentle Pisces Moon representing wife Pocahontas.

This is a romantic, affectionate, and hopeful combination–kind-hearted yet moody which can undermine the relationship if one is not careful. There is a good helping of initiative involved though true intentions may be misunderstood by others. ‘Realism mixes with idealism’ is one way to describe their union and this paradoxical combo can cause inner and outer confusion as bold Aries unites with elusive Pisces.

Basically, Sun Aries-Moon Pisces describes the Rolfe marriage as a non-conformist, maverick sort of union (could some have disapproved?) which can lead others (Aries) yet must withdraw at times (Pisces) in order to refresh, a typical solution to life’s problems these days for all Pisces folk! A Pisces Moon also describes someone who tends to absorb whatever emotions are within the environment and this can be exhausting for a Pisces Moon owner (yours truly, typing from experience!)

Now as you know, the Rolfes had one son, Thomas Rolfe, and were (apparently) a happy couple in spite of all the expectations placed upon their union by others such as peace between the colonists and Pocahontas’ tribe, the Powhatans. Sadly, Pocahontas became ill as a return voyage got underway and she died at Gravesend, England on March 21, 1617 and is buried there.

Returning to the Virginia Colony, John Rolfe remarried (Jane Pierce) after 1619 in Jamestown and the controversy over documented descendants of his Aries-Pisces marriage to Pocahontas continues for some researchers to this day.

If you’re curious, here’s a link to the WikiTree page of Pocahontas, aka, Rebecca Rolfe:

Pocahontas and Kin

And here’s an intriguing link:

Native American Ancestry DNA: Am I Descended from Pocahontas?

Sun-Moon details gleaned from Sun Sign-Moon Sign, by Charles and Suzi Harvey

Image: By Henry Brueckner [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


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