I just found this excert out of an article about the 'Black Venus'
transit, I posted in the thread '2012 Venus Transit:...'
The excert discusses Queen Elizabeth I coronation in 1559, and how the Venus transits were calculated before her corornation date was set. Knowing this makes it plausible that a reliable astrologer would have been consulted before the Queen's 60th Jubillee (final) celebration date was set. It was also the official introduction of the new young Royals to their the future.
What i don't understand, is why any astrologer would pick the 'Black Venus' transit with all the superstition surrounding it? I doubt it was their sense of humour!
June 4, 1580 may not be the date the Consecrated Little Book of Black Venus
was written on, but its appearance on the manuscript is certainly not random..../....Elizabeth I’s reliance on Dee for advice, astrological and otherwise, is well known. He picked January 15, 1559 as an auspicious date for her coronation; in 1564 he presented her with his Hieroglyphic Monad
and later said she was a “sacred witness” of its secrets...../.....From 1580 on, as it became more and more clear that Elizabeth would never marry (and that the zealous Protestants in England would not stand for her marrying a Catholic), the exoteric Moon/Venus Cult of the Virgin Queen takes off in earnest.
The public cult of a “white Virgin,” which portrayed the Queen as Astraea, Eliza Triunphans, Diana, or Venus-Virgo, makes a major iconographic shift from years before, and some have even argued that Elizabeth's famous 1559 speech declaring she would never marry “except to her kingdome”.....