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Full text of "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 ... In four parts"

HANDBOUND 

AT THE 



DIVERSITY OF 




Pfal.YTTL.3. 

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A NEW AND COMPLETE 

ILLUSTRATION 

OF THE CELESTIAL SCIENCE OF 

ASTROLOGY; 

OK, TflK 

Art of foretelling future Events and Contingencies, 

BY THE 

ASPECTS, POSITIONS, and INFLUENCES, of the HEAVENLY BODIES. 

FOUNDED ON 

NATURALPHILOSOPHY,SCRIPTURE,REASON,andtheMATHEMATH - 

In which trie abftrufe Doctrine of the STARS, of MAGIC, DIVINATION, EXORCISM, and 
Familiarity with Spirits, vegetable, aftral, and infernal the Calculation of Nativities Horary Quef- 
tions and the Aftrological Prefcience of FUTURITY are clearly demonftrated and proved ; and 
the Ability of doing it made eafy to the meaneft Capacity ; and wherein all the interefting and important 
Matter, diffufed throughout the fcarce and valuable Writings of above five hundred ancient Hiftorians 
and Philofophers, whofe Works are now either wholly out of Print, or only to be found in the Bntifh 
Mufeum, or in fome few of the public Libraries of Europe, are felc&ed and combined. 

IN FOUR PARTS. 

PART I. An Enquiry into, and Defence of t AJlrology, with an interefting Difcourfe on Natural and Occult 
Philofophy in which the Wifdom and Omnipotence of God ; the intellectual Faculties of Angels, Spirits, 
and Men ; the Order, Harmony, Sympathy, and wonderful Properties, of the Celeftial and Terreftriiil 
Worlds ; the Signs, Influences, and Effects, of the Heavenly Bodies upon all animal, vegetable, and mine- 
ral, Subftances; the Number of the Spheres; the Method of erecting the Horofcope to caft Nativities; and 
the Doftrine of Horary Q^ueftions; are clearly exemplified and explained. 

PART II. Examples for acquiring a Practical Knowledge of AJlrology, with Rules for calculating, rectifying, 
and judging, Nativities; by which the Reader is enabled to difcover, with Precifion and Accuracy, every 
material Incident of his future Life and Fortune. Illuftrated by a Variety of new, entertaining, and curious, 
Queftions, lately refolved, upon every material Occurrence in public and private Life. With a Collection 
of the moft remarkable Nativities that have been caft for Kings, Princes, and other eminent Men, by the 
nioft celebrated ProfefTors of this Science, in all ages of the World ; with aftonifhing Inftances of their exait 
Completion. And including a Series of approved TABLES, contrived to anfwer all the Purpofes of Aftro- 
nomicul Calculations. 

PART III. Meteorological AJlrology dtfined and explained : Wherein certain Rules are laid down for prejudging 
the Revolutions, Viciflitudes, and Misfortunes, with which every Part of the habiiable World may beocca- 
fionally threatened. General Effects produced by great Conjunctions, Eclipfes, Tranfits, Comets, Blazing 
Stars, and other extraordinary Phaenomena ; with the Art of calculating Eclipfes, Tides, and Weather, for 
any Number of Years to come. 

PART IV. The Diftinftion between AJlrology and the Diabolical PraSice of Exorcifm ; in which the Methods ufed 
for raifing up and confulting Spirits are laid open, with various Instances of their Compacts with wicked 
Men. Account of Apparitions and Spirits; including a general Difplay of the Myfteries of Witchcraft, 
Divination, Charms, and Necromancy. Compiled from a Series of intenfe Study and Application, and 
founded on real Examples and Experience. 



By the late E. SIBLY, M.D. F.R.H.S. 

The THIRTEENTH EDITlON.-Embelliflipd with curious COP PER -PLATES, which exhibit Representations of the Harmony 
and Conftructioo of the World} the fecret Influences of the Heavenly Bodies communicating to Human Nature; and their 
Operation and Effect upon Man, in four Curious Prints. The appearance of Herbi and Flowers in full bloom, produced by 
a fiiuple Spirit extracted from each Herb or Flower. EDWARD KELLY, in the Act of raifing up the Ghoftof a deceafcd Pertbu 
in Walton Church-yard, in Lanca/hire. Plans and I'imts of the exterior and interior of Magical Circles, Implements, and 
Characters, ufed in exorcifing or calling up Spirits or Ghofts. Portraits encircled with the Nativities of many extraordinary 
Perfonages; with a variety of other Plates equally tnturefting and valuable. 

LONDON: PRINTED FOR, AND SOLD BY, THE PROPRIETOR, AT No. 17, AVE.MARIA 

LANE, ST. PAUL'S. 



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Lewi*, Printer, 

Finch-lane, Cornliill. 




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ORIGINAL DEDICATION. 

To the Ancient and Honourable FRATERNITY of FREE 

ACCEPTED MASONS. 



GENTLEMEN AND BRETHREN, 

FW1HE Antiquity of your excellent Fraternity, the uni- 
"^ versality of its plan, and the moral rectitude and 
purity of its design, claim a decided pre-eminence over 
every other Bond of Society into which mankind have 
ever formed themselves for the mutual welfare and hap- 
piness of each other. The nobleness of soul which first 
prompted to its institution, and the benevolence of heart 
which has ever since prevailed throughout all its members, 
will remain a subject of lasting admiration ! 

To you, therefore, as the promoters of liberal senti- 
ment, and the guardians of every useful science, I com- 
mit this venerable pile of ancient Astrology; a fabric ob- 
viously constructed by the Great Architect of the World, 
primeval with the Ordination of Nature, and inseparable 
from one of the grand subjects of your official contem- 
plation. 

This science, by being little known, and less under- 
stood, may meet with censure and disapprobation from 
that description of learned, as well as of illiterate, men, 
whose rule of faith uniformly keeps pace with their own 
arbitrary conceptions. But the dispassionate part of 
mankind, with every good Mason, will candidly weigh 
the evidence " by the balance of the Sanctuary," and 
reserve their sentence till after a fair and impartial trial. 

Sheltered, 



DEDICATION. 



Sheltered, therefore, under the wing of your fraternal 
regard, and patronized by every sober admirer of the 
secret works of Nature, I shall Attempt to lay the Foun- 
dation-stone of an illustrious Building, sacred to Urania, 
upon which some more able and ingenious Workman, 
sanctioned by your patronage and protection, may here- 
after raise the edifice to out-top the skies, and, like Jacob's 
ladder, pierce the starry regions, leading the intellectual 
faculties of the soul to the most sublime contemplations of 
God and Nature. 

I have the honour to profess myself, with unequivocal 
attachment and esteem, 

GENTLEMEN, 

Your Accepted Brother, 

And Faithful Servant, 

E. SIBLY. 

PORTSMOUTH COMMON, 
In the Year of Mafonry 5784. 




E. SfBLY, M.J). F.R.& S. 

icr cd'llie Kaval CoJloo-f of l'hv.si.ri;uix 111 All iM- 



DEDICATION. 

To the Ancient and Honourable FRATERNITY of 
FREE and ACCEPTED MASONS. 

GENTLEMEN and BRETHREN, 

THE Antiquity of your excellent Fraternity, the 
univerfality of its plan, and the moral rectitude 
and purity of its defign, claim a decided pre-eminence 
over every other Bond of Society into which mankind 
have ever formed themfelves,for the mutual welfare and 
happinefs of each other. The noblenefs of foul which 
firft prompted to its inftitution, and the benevolence of 
heart which has ever fmce prevailed throughout all its 
members, will remain a fubje6l of lafting admiration ! 

To you, therefore, as 1 the promoters of liberal fenti- 
ment, and the guardians of every ufeful fcience, I com- 
mit this venerable pile of ancient Aftrology; a fabric 
obvioufly conftru6led by the Great Architect of the 
World, primeval with the ordination of nature, and in- 
feparable from one of the grand fubjecfts of your official 
contemplation. 

This Science, by being little known, and lefs under- 
ftood, may meet with cenfure and difapprobation from 
that defcription of learned, as well as of illiterate men, 
whofe rule of faith uniformly keeps pace with their own 
arbitrary conceptions. But the difpaflionate part of man- 
kind, 



DEDICATION. 

kind, with every good Mafon, will candidly weigh the 
evidence " by the balance of the SancStuary ," and referve 
their fentence till after a fair and impartial trial. 

Sheltered, therefore, under the wing of your fraternal 
regard, and patronized by every fober admirer of the 
fecret works of Nature, I (hall attempt to lay the Foun- 
dation Stone of an illuftrious Building, facred to Urania, 
upon which fome more able and ingenious Workman, 
fan6lioned by your patronage and protection, may here- 
after raife the edifice to out-top the fkies, and, like Ja- 
cob's ladder, pierce the ftarry region, leading the intel- 
Ie6tual faculties of the foul to the moft fublime contem- 
plations of God and Nature. 

I have the honour to profefs ^iy felf, with unequivocal 
attachment and efteem, 

GENTLEMEN, 

Your Accepted Brother, 

And faithful Servant, 

No. i, UPPER TITCHFIELD-STREET, Tf Q T "R T V 

CAVENDISH-SQUARE. E " A D *-* J 






TO THE 

YOUNG STUDENT IN ASTROLOGY. 

MY FRIEND, 

TT^HOEVER thou art, that {halt with fo much 
v ? eafc receive the benefit of iny laborious ftudies, 
and doft intend to proceed in acquiring this heavenly 
knowledge of the Stars, wherein the great and admirable 
works of the invifible and all-glorious God are fo mani- 
feftly apparent, in the tirft place confider and adore thy 
omnipotent CREATOR, and be thankful unto him for 
thy exiftence. Be humble, and let no natural knowledge^ 
how profound and tranfcendent foever it be, elate thy 
mind, or withdraw thee from thy duty to that divine 
Providence, by whofe all-feeing order and appointment 
all things heavenly and earthly have their conftant and 
never-ceafing motion; but the more thy knowledge is 
enlarged by this comprehenfive fcience, the more do thou 
magnify the power and wifdom of the Almighty God, and 
ftrive topreferve thyfelf in his favour; having in conftant 
remembrance, that the more holy thou art, and the 
nearer thou approacheft to God in thy religious duties, 
the purer judgment (halt thou always give. Beware of 
pride and felf-conceit, yet never forget thy dignity. Re- 
No, i . a fleet 



( vi ) 

flel often on the primeval ftate of thy creation, that 
thou waft formed in the perfect image of God, and that 
no irrational creature durft offend Man, the Microcofm^ 
but did faithfully ferve and obey him, fo long as he was 
mafter of his reafon and paffions, or until he fuffered his 
own Free- Will to be governed by the unreafonable part! 
But alas! when the firft father of us all gave up the reins 
to his difobedient affe6tions, and deferted his reafon 
and his God, then every creature and beaft of the field 
becamerebelliousanddifobedienttohiscommand. Stand 
faft then, O Man! to thy integrity, and thy religion! 
confider thy own noblenefs, and that all created things, 
both prefent and to come, were for thy fake created; nay, 
for thy fake, evenGod became man. Thou art that crea- 
ture, who, being converfant with Chrift, liveft and con- 
verfeft above the heavens. How many privileges and ad- 
vantageshath God beftowed on thee! thou rangeft above 
the heavens by contemplation, and conceiveft the motion 
and magnitude of the Stars; thou talked with angels; 
yea, with God himfelf: thou haft all creatures within thy 
dominion, and keepeft the Devils in fubjedtion. Thy ca- 
pacity for acquiring knowledge is unlimited by thy Ma- 
ker; and thebleffednefsof an enlightened mind willbring 
thee theconfolationsofjoyand happinefs.-- Do not then, 
for (hame, deface thy nature, nor make thy felf unworthy 
of thefeceleftial gifts; do not deprive thyfelfof thepower 

and 



and glory God hath allotted thee, for the poffeflion of a 
few imperfe<5l, vain, and illufory, pleafures. 

WHEN thou haft perfected the contemplation of thy 
God, and confidcrcd the extent of thofe faculties with 
which thou art endued, thou wilt be fit to receive the 
following inftru6lion, and to know in thy pradlice how 
to conduit thy felf. As thou wilt daily cotwerfe with the 
heavens, foinftru6t and form thy mind according to the 
imageof divinity. Learn all the ornaments of virtue, and 
be fufficiently inftrudted therein. Be humane, cour- 
teous, familiar to all, and eafy of accefs. Afflict not 
the unfortunate with the terrors of a fevere fate; in fuch 
cafes, inform them of their hard fortune with fympa- 
thetic concern; direct them to call upon God to divert 
the judgments impending over them ; to fummon up all 
their fortitude, and to endeavour to remove the threat- 
ened evil, by a manly exercife of that free-will with 
which the all-merciful God hath endowed them. B<? 

modeft in converfation, and affociate with the fober and 

. .. 

learned. Covet not riches, but give freely to the poor, 
both money and judgment. Let no worldly confide- 
ration procure an erroneous judgment from thee, or 
fuch as may difhonour this facred fcience. Love all 
thy fellow-creatures, and cherifh thofe honeft men who 
cordially embrace this Art. Be fparing in delivering 
judgment concerning thy king and country, or of the 

death 



death of thy prince; for I know experimentally that 
Reges fubjacent legibusjlellarum. Rejoice in the number 
of thy friends; and avoid litigious fuits and controver- 
fies. In thy ftudy, be totus in illis, that thou mayeft be 
fingulus in arte. Be not extravagant in the defire of 
learning every fcience; be not aliquid tantum in omnibus. 
Be faithful and complacent; betray no one's fecrets, I 
charge thee; never divulge the truft either friend or 
enemy hath committed to thy faith. Inftru6l all men to 
live well ; and be a good example thyfelf. Avoid the 
fafhion of the times, its luxuries, and lafcivioufnefs ; 
but love thy country, and be its friend. Be not dif- 
mayed, though evil fpoken of; confcientia prcejlat mille 
teftibus* 



POETICAL 



POETICAL INVOCATION 

TO 

URANIA. 

JL/ESCEND, Urania, with prolific Flame, 

And fpread the growing Trophies of thy Name; 

Difclofe to Man a Knowledge of the Skies, 

Whofe fpangling Beauties draw our wond'ring Eyes. 

Inftruft young Students in their Care to know, 

The ftarry Influence on all Things below ; 

Unveil to them the ftrange myfterious caufe 

Of thofe Effects deriv'd from Nature's Laws; 

As fiery Meteors, Comets, Lightning, Thunder, 

Eclipfes, Blazing Stars, at which Men wonder. 

The hoift'rous rolling of the troubled Sea; 

The daily Tides, their fov'reign Regency. 
Whirlwinds, and Water-fpouts, which pleafing (hew 

The compound Colours of the heav'nly Bow ; 

With ev'ry occult Virtue and Attraction, 
The rife, the growth, decay, and putrefaction, 
Of all Sublunaries that can be found, 
From noble Birth, to Herbs within the Ground. 
How Fire and Water, Air and Earth, agree, 
When equipois'd, in focial Harmony. 
That there's a Chain of Concord down defcends 
From Heav'n to Earth, then back to Heav'n afcends* 
By Nature (hew to fober Men of Senfe, 
Orion's Bands, Pleiades' fweet Influence; 
Shew that the Stars, which trim the heav'nly Spheres, 
Are let for Signs, for Seafons, and for Years ; 
Which Day by Day to Man do utter Speech, 
And Night to Night this facred Knowledge teach; 
That there's a Time for all Things here below : 
A Time to reap, to gather in, and fow; 
No. i. b A Time 



( * )- 

A Time for Birth to Creatures God has giv'n, 
A Time to view the great Expanfe of Heav'n, 
What fhall befal us, if we're wife to look, 
Is there contain'd, as in a facred Book; 
What moves our Inclinations, what our Wills ; 
What gives us Health, what fubje&s us to ills $ 
What makes one wife ; another raving mad ; 
Another thrifty, yet in rags is clad : 
What makes one born a Beggar, and his Fate 
Shall be to rife unto a great Eftate; 
Another, born in very high Degree, 
Defcend therefrom, to abjeft Poverty. 
What makes us merry, lovers of the Fair ; 
And others hate to come where'er they are. 
What makes fome barren, as we daily fee, 
While others fruitful are inclin'd to be. 
What makes one chufe to change a (ingle Life, 
Yet grafp much Mis'ry when he takes a Wife; 
And why another mall this Path purfue, 

And prove that one is not fo bleil as two. 

What makes one travel both by Sea and Land ; 

While others hate to move from whence they (land. 

What makes one labour much for welUearn'd Praife, 

While others, undeferving, wear the Bays. 

What makes one Army, going forth to fight, 

By one much fmaller quickly put to Flight. 

Is it not plain the ftarry Influence forces, 

Ordain'd by Heav'n to aft in conftant Courfes ? 

Thefe Truths unfliaken ftand within this Book, 

Therefore, confider o'er the Leaves, and look; 

Where Rules enough you'll find to practife by, 

In the pure Science of Aflrology. 






AUTHOR'S PREFACE 



TO THIS 



NEW EDITION. 



JL LATTERED, as I have been, by an uncommon demand for the former 
editions of this work; and honoured by letters of unbounded approba 
and applaufe, from fome of the higheft and moft venerable characters in 
the Britifh Dominions, I could no longer forego their importunities to 
bring forward the prefent new edition, which will be found considerably 
improved, and fome of the predictions foretold in it upwards of feven years 
ago, particularly concerning France, now actually fulfilled, and others 
fulfilling every day. 

When this publication wasyfr/? announced, many indeed were furprifed 
at the ftrangenefs of the dolrine; but none ventured to oppofe the rea- 
fon and caules on which it depends. Some ingenious perfons, who then 
doubted the poflibility of fuch a fcience, having tried its rules for fpe- 
culating into futurity, and finding them correfpond with truth, are now 
become its vvarmeft advocates. And I have no difficulty in declaring, 
that all who contemplate this ftudy with candid and unbiafTed minds, will 
foon be convinced of the high and important advantages to be derived 
from it, both in temporal and eternal affairs. 

Many, who had been in the habit of regarding Elementary PhiloTopby 
as a fable or a farce, have, in very recent letters, exprcfled no fmall de- 
gree of pleafure to find, that the principles of this fcience, which were 
formerly held in fuch high veneration by the learned, are once more re- 
vived and explained, and fitted to reafon under foch examples, as the 
fenfes cannot eafily miftake. Indeed it is moft certain that they wonder- 
fully agree with the very nature of things, and correfpond with their ac- 
cidental effects; and, fmce thefe caules and effects flow by influx from ths 
celeftial bodies, and thus influence the ambient, the fcience claims pre- 

i eminence 



eminence over its twin-fitter Ajlronomy, which every one admires and ap- 
proves. Yet afhonomy, diverted of this fpeculation, and regarded only 
as the explication of celeftial phenomena, is like a cabinet without a jewel ; 
but, when united to elementary philofophy, it is replete with ufeful in- 
ftru&ion, and conduces to the falutary purpofe of making mankind wifer, 
happier, and better. 

The track of Nature is a Araight and obvious road; and yet her foot- 
ileps are often fo fecretly conducted, that great perfpicuity is requifite to 
purfue her with effect. The mind of man is unqueftionably too much 
clouded wholly to comprehend the immenfe fabric of an all-wife and in- 
finite architect i and he might as well attempt to empty with a cup the 
immenfe waters ,of the deep, which are only as a fmgle drop, compared 
with the Omnipotence of the Creator, as to attempt to meafure, by the 
utmoft ftretch of human capacity, the boundlefs extent of the furrounding 
heavens. Yet, in things which more immediately concern ourfclves, and 
our future fate and fortune, the permanency of empires, and the prof- 
perity and happinefs of mankind, as the fame refult from the natural con- 
fequences of good and evil, regulated by our choice of either; fo far we are 
qualified with ability to forefee, by contemplating the influx or influences 
by which they are governed. Thus, from the writings of the moft emi- 
nent men in philofophy and the mathematics, improved by my own la- 
borious application and experience, I have at length afcertained thofe 
powers and properties in the celeftial regions, from whence thefe in- 
fluences are conducted, and which open a door for the difcovery of fecrets 
in futurity replete with wonder, deduced from the firft and efficient pro- 
perties, paffions, motions, fympathies, and a&ive qualities, of all things ; 
which, ifreafon and truth had not repeatedly confirmed, to the full con- 
viction of my fenfef, I ihould have condemned and rejected long ago 
for reafon and truth have uniformly guided the innumerable experiments 
of my laboratory, and (hall ever influence the pen which communicates 
them to the world. 



AN 



AN 

ILLUSTRATION 

Of the CELESTIAL SCIENCE of 



PART THE FIRST. 

SENSIBLE as I am of the rooted prejudices of the times againft 
the venerable fcience of Aftrology, and fenfible alfo of the reproach 
and obloquy that will be levelled againft me by men of obflinate 
and dogmatical principles ; I (hall neverthelefs venture, upon the bafis of 
TRUTH and EXPERIENCE, to make this feeble effort towards reftoring a 
competent knowledge of that comprehenfive fcience, which in all ages 
of the world was deemed the chief ornament of fociety, and the diftin- 
guifhing excellence of enlightened minds. It is therefore to be lamented 
that the cultivation of it is become obfolete and unfamionable ; and that, 
owing to the violent difturbances at the clofe of the laft century to the 
want of recent information on the fubjecl:, and to the too-refined notions 
of modern philofophers, its congenial rays have been fo long withheld 
from fliedding their divine light upon thefe kingdoms. 

That an Aflrology in the heavens does really exift, and was ordained of 
God from the beginning of the world, for the immediate information and 
diredion of his creatures here below, is obvioufly and inconteftibly proved 
from various parts of thofefacred books which contain the unerring ivord 
of God, and the perfect rule of faith for every good and fober Chriftian. 
To revive the gloomy days of fuperftition, or to impofe on the untaught 
multitude precepts of ignorance, is no part of the author's defign. His 
aim is, to remove the mote from the eyes of prejudiced men; and by juft 
reafoning and fair argument, founded on the principles of religion and 
morality, to mew them that God is a God of order, and created nothing 
in vain, but framed the world by number, weight, and meafure, and fix- 
ed the whole fyftem of heavenly and earthly things upon fo perfeft and 
immutable a plan, that the whole doth work barmonioully and fympathe- 

No. 1. B tically 



I 4 AN ILLUSTRATION 

tically together, fo as to anfwerall the various purpofes for which they 
were firft ordained j that fuperiors do uniformly rule inferiors ; and that 
celeftial bodies fenfifcrfy ad: upon and influence all earthly fubftances, 
whether animal, Vegetable, or mineral \ not fyr chance or accident, but 
by a regular inherent caufe, implanted in them from the beginning by 
the omnipotence ,pf Qod. 

It is a maxim with perfons of a contumacious turn of mind, to confider 
every thing as impoflible that does not immediately fall within the corn- 
pars of their own ideas; forgetting that the operations of Nature are as 
unfearchable as they are curious, and that the ways of God furpafs all 
human comprehenfion ! and fo warped are they from every fentiment of 
liberality, that thofe who.difcover a willingnefs to receive inftrudtion, or 
who differ from them in opinion, are condemned to ridicule and fcorn. 
Bur, to (hew how reprehenfible fuch condu6l is, we need only reflect on 
the unbelieving St. Thomas, and the pointed exclamation of our Saviour 
upon that occafion. Men of this untoward difpofition will take up my 
book from the impulfe of curiofity, till, recollecting them felves, they, 
willtofsit with contempt into fome obfcure corner, and upbraid its au- 
thor perhaps in terms not the moft liberal or pleafing. And yet I am boldi 
to fay, that even fuch perfons, invulnerable as they may be to the force 
of reafon, might foon be convinced of the purity and excellence of this 
Science, would they but for a time diveft themfelves of prejudice, and 
impartially weigh the evidence brought in its fupport. Nay, I have rea- 
fon to be believe, that, how much foever they appear externally to con- 
demn Aftrology, they neverthelefs feel in their own mind, and vainly 
attempt to ftifle, an internal conviction of its abfolute exiftence. Would 
they but wifely cultivate this internal evidence, and put on the folid rea 
foning of difpaifionate men, the order of nature would then uafold itfelf 
to their view, and the ftupendous works of creation captivate their fen- 
fes ; till, emulous of attaining the moft exalted knowledge, they would 
, feek the vaft extent of fpace, and find the whole canopy of heaven ex T 
panded for their contemplation j and, thus familiarifed in the wonderful 
properties of heavenly and earthly things, they would no longer confider 
Aftrology as the parent of wicked compact and infatuation, or the child 
of impofture, but would be fcnfible it contains the balfamic nutriment 
of Truth and Wifdom. 

Thofe, who deny the being of Aftrology, have furely never, contem- 
plated the myfteries of their own exiftence, nor the common occurrences 
thatareinfeparable from it; many of which are inexplicable whenabftracl:- 
edly confidered, and only ceafe to ftrike us with wonder becaufe they are 

t>bvious 



OF ASTROLOGY. 15 

obvious and familiar to our fcnfcs. If we recoiled that the moft trivial 
incident in nature cannot come to pafs without a caufc ; and that thcfe 
caufes are inceffantly giving birth to a new fate, which at one time brings 
us comfort, and at another overwhelms us with misfortunes; that to-day 
gives us the full enjoyment of our wifhcs, and to-morrow confoundi 
every imagination of our hearts ; it is ftrangc we (hould deny that fuch 
caufes cxiit, when every hour's experience confirms the faft, by the good 
or ill fuccefs that conftantly attends all human purfuits. To illuftratc 
this obfervation more fully, let us attentively confider the flupendom 
frame or model of Nature, as laid down in the holy Scriptures, and en- 
deavour to deduce therefrom the fubordinate dependence of one part upon 
another, from the interior heavens to the minuted fubflancc upon earth. 
Hence we may poflibly difcover the origin of thcfe caufes, and prove that 
Aflrology does not exifl in imagination only. 

The fubftance of this great and glorious frame, which the Almighty 
created, we call the world , and the world confifts of the heaven and the 
earth*. The model -of it is, as the prophet Ezckiel dcfcribes it, in the 
form of a wheel-j-j with many wheels within the fame, involved one 
within another. And thus we find it by mathematical demon ilration ; 
for the earth is a wheel or globe of fea and land, circumfcribed by the at- 
mofphere, as within a greater wheel, which is globous too; and furrounded 
by theheavens, as by many wheels involved one within another, encircling 
the fun, moon, pnd ftars, and all the hoft of them. The power, which 
firft actuated and put thefe wheels in perpetual motion, was the fame 
which called them into exigence ; the executioners of whofe will are re- 
prefcnted by the prophet under the fimilitude of four living creatures, 
immeafurably endued with wifdom, courage, agility, and ftrength- And 
hence were life, and fpirit, and power, and virtue, communicated to the 
heavens, and from the heavens to the earth, and from the earth to man 
and bead, and to every plant, and herb, and earthly fubftance. Hence 
al(o are derived the magnetic powers, and wonderful properties of na- 
ture; the virtues of fympathy and antipathy, the invifible effects of at- 
traction and repulfion, and all the various influences of the ilars and 
planets. 

The proper agents of this noble flru&ure are angels and men ; the 
one compoicd of a pure ethereal fpirit, and incorruptible; the other, in 
his primary (late lefs pure, but incorruptible alfo until his fall, which, 
brought upon himfelf and offspring mortality and death. The angels are 
cither good or bad, and ultimately know their reward or doom ; but the 

* See Gen, i. i. fEzek. i. 15, 16, 

i works* 



16 AN ILLUSTRATION 

works of fallen man are yet upon the anvil, and time with us is dill going 
on. But man is now endued, as in his primary (late, with the agency of 
a free will, and hath good and evil, for a teft of his obedience, continually 
fet before him, with freedom to choofe either. And thus, unconftrained 
either by the immediate hand of God, or by the operation of the planets 
as fecond caufes, fome embrace life, and others feek condemnation; and 
hence follow virtue and vice, profperity and adverfity, ficknefs and health, 
life and death, and all the viciflitudes of Fortune. And though the rife 
and fall of empires proceed from the virtues and vices of thofe men who 
govern and inhabit them; and thefe virtues and vices proceed from the 
free will or agency of thofe men ; and though the incidents good and 
bad of one man's life are innumerable, and the men who are the fubje&s 
of thofe incidents in one fingle age are innumerable alfo; and though 
the ages of men, flnce the creation of the world, are innumerable too; 
yet have all thefe multiplied incidents, whether trivial or important, come 
to pafs by a regular courfe or concatenation of caufes, originally im- 
planted in the wheels or frame of nature. And with fuch minute per- 
fection was this (lupendous frame conftru&ed, that neither the fall of 
man, nor the tremendous (hock which agitated the world upon that af- 
flicting occafion $ not all the wickednefs of mankind in after-ages, nor the 
defolations which have rent the earth in confequence thereof; have yet 
impaired the wheels of this aftonifliing machine, or for a moment im- 
peded its conftant and unceafmg motion. And fuch was the amazing 
forefight and providence of God, that perceiving, at one view, all the 
events of futurity, the turnings and windings of every man's will, and the 
total fum and upmot of all virtue and vice, heat once contrived the fates 
of profperity and adverfity, of rewards and punifliments, fo to come up, 
as precifely to anfwer the virtues and prayers of the righteous, and the 
vices and profanenefs of the wicked, in all ages of the world, at their fit 
and appointed feafons* 

Now all mankind have each of them, more or lefs, a certain (hare of 
wifdom, power, or wealth, wherewith they occupy in this life, and carry 
forward all their undertakings. Thus we fee fome men, by means of 
riches, courage, or contrivance, grow mighty, and purpofe as if nothing 
could impede the full accomplishment of their defigns ; and yet we find 
there are two things which confound thewifeft, and greateft, and proudeft, 
of them all, in the very fummit of their glory; thefe are, Time and 
Chance two mighty lords upon earth, which bring to pafs many ftrange 
and marvellous events. Time is that motion of fpace which proceeded 
cut of eternity when the world began, and holdeth on unto eternity, which 
is to fucceed at the world's end. Out of this one long time are engen- 
dered 



OF ASTROLOGY. 17 

dcrcd infinite fpiccs of time, of a great variety of forts; and thefe arc 
cither ;<enciMl or ipccial, and each of tl>cm cither fortunate or unfortu- 
nate. There is a tj every purpofe under heaven* > a time of plea- 
fure, and another time of pain and grief; a time to rife, and a time to iall ; 
a time to be horn, and a time to die. There is a certain lucky tin', 
man's life, wlu rein if he go out to battle, though with but few men, 
he carrieth the victory ; and there is another time wherein, though he go 
out with ever fo complete an army, yet {hall he gain nothing but digrace-f-. 
So alfo there is a time when overtures of marriage {hall be fuccefsful, but 
a man's defires anfvvcr it not; and again there is a time when defires of mar- 
riage fhall ftrongly urge, and all overtures prove ineffectual - y but there is 
a time alfo when defires and overtures (hall exactly ccrrefpond, and fuit 
together. In like manner there is a time when profperity and riches (hall 
offer themfelves, and be attained, whether a man fleep or wake; and by 
and by, though hepurfuethem with \\ings, yet fo unlucky a time occurs, 
ns renders all his endeavours fruitlefs, Some men come into the w 
in a lucky hour, fo that, let them be wife or foolidi, they fhall be buoyed 
up on the wings of fate in ail matters of wealth or honour, and fucceed in 
all that, they tbke to; while wifer and better men, fmitun with an un- 
lucky time of birth, (hall be as undefervedly difparaged, and all their un- 
dertakings fhall prove unfucctfsful and unhappy. Some {hall be lucky 
in the van of their enterprizes, and as unfortunate in the rear; and others 
again contrariwife. And thus time feems to mock and fport with the 
men of this life, and to advance, or counteract, all their fkill and contri- 
vances, even to a degree infinitely beyond whatever we could reafonably 
conceive or expecl. And yet time of itfelf is but a dead thing, and a 
mere inftrument ; but the wheels of the heavens, turning upon it, imprint 
riddles in its face, and carve and cut out the various fhapes of profperity 
and adverfiry upon the minuted portion thereof. And wonderful it is to 
obferve, that a child, the moment it draws breath, becomes time-fmitten 
by the face of heaven, and receives an impreflion from the liars therein, 
which, taking rile from the afcendant, fun, moon, and other principal 
fignificators, operate as the impreflbrs (land, and point out, as with 
the finger of God, the caufcrs whence the fate and fortune of the new- 
born infant proceed ; and, whether it comes before or at its full time, 
or in what part of the world foever it is born, it matters not ; for, as the 
nature of the fignificators are that afcend upon the horizon at -the birth, 
fuch {hall certainly be the fortune of the J native. This is a truth that 

* See Eccl. iii. i, 2, Sec. f Chap. ix. 1 1. 

% This aftonifhing property of nature will be illuftrated more at large, in its proper place ; 
and the reader enabled, by plain and obvious ruks, to make the experiment upon himielf, upon 
his own family, or upon any other fubjtiSt he may thini: proper. The event of his own obisrva- 
tions will confirm the tact, and afford him an incxhnuiHblc fund of moral and religious coiu. 
plation f 

No. i. C will 



i8 AN ILLUSTRATION 

will bear the moft minute enquiry, and will be found the ordination of 
an all- wife and indulgent Providence, for the fpeculation and improvement 
of his creature man. And thefe fignificators reprefent, as it were, a feries 
of curious knots, which untie by courfe ; and, as every knot unties, dif- 
ferent times feem to fly out, and perform their errands; and of thefe, 
fometimes we may obferve two, or three, or more, lucky knots opening 
together, and at other times as many that are inaufpicious. Yet all times 
fire beautiful in their f safaris % if men could hit them ; but through the ma- 
* lignity of fin, and an intemperate purfuit of worldly pleafures, we often 
lofe the favourable time afforded us, of embracing the. mod fubftantial 
happinefs. 

The fecond great lord over human inventions, is chance. And thefe 
chances proceed from a great variety of rare and fecret operations of hea- 
ven, which throw in the way of men thofe ftrange and fortuitous turns of 
fortune that furpafs all human forefight or conception. And yet there 
is really no fuch thing as chance in nature ; but all thofe curious hits, 
that ftrike in between the caufe and its efTecl;, we call cha'nces, as beft fuit- 
ing human ideas, becaufe of the undefcribable properties of them. For 
in fhuffling a pack of cards, or in calling the dice, it feems to us a mere 
chance what caft mould happen uppermoft, or what card will go to the 
bottom of the pack; and yet it is evident by experience, that there is a 
certain luck in nature, which prefides over all thefe adventures, fo that a 
man (hall either win or lofe in a methodical courfe. It alfo happens in the 
time of battle, and in every purfuit after wealth and honour, that chances 
fall in upon us, and turn ihe fcale by a fecret kind of fate, beyond all 
that could reafonably have been expected; and thus heaven breathes into 
all human aclions an infinity of thefe chances, that overturn the wifdom, 
and power, and all the greatnefs, of man. Thefe chances are uniformly 
managed by a certain kind of luck, either good or bad, which drives the 
nail; and this, by fome heavenly influence, that infufes a fecret virtue or 
poifon into our actions, as courage into-their hearts on one fide, or difmay 
on the other; and fkill into fome men's heads to purfue the right courfe 
to be rich, or folly into others, whereby they run headlong to mifery and 
want; or elfe fortunateth or infortunateth by miftake of words, fignals, 
or acts, that turn to the beft or worft advantage, by ftrange hits or mif- 
carriages ; and thus it happens that a flight miftake in battle begets an utter 
rout,after a victory made almoftcomplete, by themere utterance of a wrong 
word, or fleering an improper courfe. But, which way foever it happens, 
the whole matter is wrought by a good or ill luck, and the hand of God 
is at the bottom of it ; not by any new contrived act, but by the fame 
regular courfe of nature ordained from the beginning of the world. 

Thus 



OF ASTROLOGY. 19 

Thus both Time and Chance arc the fervants of nature, under whofc 
commands they fway the world, and worldly men; but by her laws arc 
both of them difpofed. Time meafures out the extent of men's lives, and 
fets bounds how long they may live by ftrength of nature, and how much 
of that time (hall be extenuated by means of fin ; and it alfo carves out 
limits to the particular fates of all mankind ; and Chance a<fls in obfcrv- 
ance of thole limits, and brings about the good and bad fucccfs of every 
Utc. And thus, by the fervice of Time and Chance, nature performs all 
her great and fecret operations, whether upon collective bodies, or places, 
or perlons. It may be thought ftrange that nature fhould bring forth men 
and women at a great diftance of years, hours, and places, all deftined to 
die at one time, and by the fame manner of death, either by war, plague, 
peflilence, or fliipwreck j and that time and chance mould pick them up, 
and draw them together, from a variety of different purfuits, to partake 
at lafl in one and the fame dcftrudtive fate. Yet this is no more ftrange 
than true; for thefe things frequently happen, and that by the imper- 
ceptible influences of thofe heavenly afpcdts and ftar?, which in their 
courfes J ought againjl Sifera*. And by the fame rule, as many men, wo- 
men, and children, are, on the other hand, gathered together by a fimi- 
lar force and virtue, to enjoy great and good fortune. 

Some perhaps will contend, that thefe operations of nature are incom- 
patible with the free agency of man's will. But, if what has already 
been premiled be attentively confidertd, this fuppofition will immedi- 
ately vanifh ; for Gud, who ordained the courfe of nature, certainly 
toreiaw the minuted turn of every man's will, and eventually contrived 
his fate to correfpond therewith, fo as to admit its free and uncontrouled 
choice. And whoever denies this antecedent principle, or prefcience of 
God in the conftruclion of the world, denies one of his moft eflential 
attributes. The will of man, without doubt, in a variety of inflances, 
makes great ftruggles and wreftlings with the ftarry influences, both 
in good and in evil purfuits, and often prevails over them exceedingly ; 
for, though a perfon be born under fuch benevolent or malignant afpects, 
as (hall point out his natural temper and difpoiition, and indicate the 
principal tranfadions, fortunate or unfortunate, that are likely to be the 
diftinguifhing marks of his life; yet does it depend entirely upon the 
free uncontrouled will of that man, whether all thofe circumftances, fo 
pointed out in his nativity, fhall come to pafs, or not; becaufe the free 
will in every man, when fortified by the habits of virtueand wifdom, often 
enable him to over-rule thofe evil afpefls, fo as to avoid the commif- 
fion of any criminal offence, and to guard him againft the misfortunes or 

Juag. v, 20. 

loflcs 



2O 

loffes impending over him ; while men of a profligate and carelefs 
habit not only lofe the advantages of a promifing nativity, but, if 
born under malevolent afpedls, are often reduced to the lad ftage of di- 
drefs, and perim under the very fame ftrokes of nature, which wifer 
and better men, born in the fame inaufpicious moments, have endured 
with much eafe. And thus far fapiens dommabitur aftries, the wife man, 
above the fool, may rule his dars. But we mud not forget, that, under 
thefe operations of fate, there are many influences fo powerful, that no 
wifdom of man can oppofe. Such are the fatal wounds of death, when 
nature's glafs is run out, and fuch the violent blows of excruciating 
pain and ficknefs, and the high tides of profperity and adverfity; in all 
which cafes, we find by experience, aftra regunt homines, the dars rule 
and overpower men. Yet neverthelefs, fuch is the infinite preference 
and providence of God, that forefeeing the defires and deferts of all wife 
and holy men, in their different ages and times, he alfo laid their fates 
fuiting to their actions. He forefaw Jofeph's prayers and tears in his 
captivity, and accordingly provided his advance in nature to correfpond 
therewith *. He forefaw Hannah's fading, and earned prayer, and ordained 
her opening womb to bud forth in the conrfe of nature exactly anfwering 
thereto-f-1 So that the wifdom and will of man has its full free work, 
without redraint or controul ; and grace and virtue act by their own 
principles, as they are led by the Holy Ghod j and yet nature, as it was 
contrived from all eternity, a6ls freely too. This is the doctrine we 
are taught by the word of God, which is confirmed by the evidence of 
our own reafon and experience. 

Now the fcience which we call Adrology, is nothing more than the 
dudy or invedigation of this frame or model of nature, with all its admi- 
rable productions and effects ; whereby we acquire a knowledge of the fe- 
cret virtues of the heavens, and the (hining luminaries therein contained. 
It is a fcience which all may attain to, by common diligence and applica- 
tion ; and, the more we delight in it, the more readily do we forefee the 
motions of future events, and the curiofities of chance and natural acci- 
dents, and the courfes of luck by which both are governed, and the order 
of fate, unto which all of them are fubfervient j together with all the 
mod curious acts of attracting and expelling, alluring and threatening,' 
encouraging and disheartening, and all fuch-like operations of nature, 
mod iecretly and imperceptibly performed, beyond the reach of ima- 
gination. And, as by a fkill in this dudy we attain to fee and experience 
things that are pad, fo by the fame fkill we attain to a knowledge of 
things which are to come; and, by knowing the time of our birth, are 

* See Gen, xxxvii, and xli. 40. Pfal. cv. 18, .19, 20. f Sam. i. 10, ri, &c. 

enabled 



21 

enabled to read in the heavens the (lory of our whole lives, our bleflings 
arul crofles, honour and dishonour, profperity and adveriity, ficknefs and 
health, and all the years of our life, a, id time of our death, even although 
we had Icon them tranfacled ar to pals, in their Icveral times and 

icalons. For God hath ullurcdly given this knowledge unto the wile 
man, to know the. time, and the juJ^nient, and the number of our days, that 
we may be certified ho\v long we have tfrlive:* with comfort and content ; 
that \vc may be timely prepared for all ftates of profperity and adverfity, 
for a long and happy life, or a calamitous and fpeedy death; and that we 
may fupport ourfelves with fortitude and refignation, in proportion to 
our foreknowledge of thefe events. And no man fo fit to foreknow 

^ jy 

thefe, as he who is able to fay, Major fum quam cuipo/Jlt for tuna noccre. 

But many men wilt not believe, that by natural means all or any of 
this foreknowledge can be fairly and lawfully obtained, or that the in- 
fluences attributed to the heavenly bodies have any foundation in truth. 
It is therefore necefiary,. before enter upon the practical part of the 
fcience, to bring iuch evidence in fupport of what has been already ad- 
vanced, as will be found incontrovertible and decilive; and for this pur- 
pofe I muft refer to the teftimony of thofe facred writings, which con- 
tain the revelation of God, and in which the doctrine of this fcience is 
ib demonftrably proved, that it will be difficult to believe- the one with- 
out admitting the other.. Let us confider the account given by Mofes, of 
the creation of the heavenly bodies. God laid, " Let there be lights in 
the firmament of heaven to divide the dav from the nisrht : the greater 

j O O 

light to rule the day, and theleffer light to rule the night; and let them 
be for Jtgns, and for feafons^ and for days and years." -Thefe then, were 
the purpofes for which they were ordained, and irrevocably fixed by their 
great Creator firft for lights; for, had they not a place in the firmament, 
or were we deprived of their illuminating rays, we mould be inftantly 
overwhelmed with impenetrable darknefs. Secondly, they are to divide the 
day from the night; and this they never ceafe to do ; for when the fun, 
the greater HgJit^ is funk five degrees below our horizon, we call it night; 
for then the moon and ftars appear, and fhed their lejftr Llght^ and darknefs 
in fome degree isfprcad around, and every thing declares it to be the (late 
of night. But when the fun, that glorious fountain of life, light, and 
motion, begins to touch the eafrern verge of the horizon, darknefs is 
difpelled, light begins again to dawn, and the Jlars which beautifully be- 
fpangle our hemifphere are foon oblcured by the full blaze of day; but, 
as days and nights are unequal, and never continue at one flay, thefe celef- 
tial luminaries diftinguifh their refpeclive reigns. Thirdly, they are for 

* Eccl. i. 5, Pfal. xxxix, 4, 5. 

No. 2. D Jlgra 



22 AN ILLUSTRATION 

Jigns not to brutes, for they have not the faculty of understanding them; 
nor to angels, for they continually behold the face of God, and obey his 
will in the government of the heavenly bodies, at his pleafure. There- 
fore, when God faith, Lft them beforfigns, he muft fpeak in reference 
; to man, whom he formed a rational creature, capable of diftingu idling one 
fign from another, and of improving by them. Nor are we to look upon 
them as mere figns, like beacons upon a hill, or as only fetting bounds to 
days, months, and years; but we are to confider them zsftgns and tokens 
of thofe hidden events of futurity, which it concerns every wife and good 
man to know; and which he may always forefee, by a virtuous and fober 
ftudy of thefe intelligentyg-.r, placed by God for that purpofe in the fir- 
mament of heaven. And that this was the intent of them, is clearly de- 
monftrated by the words of our Saviour, when he foretold the deflruclion 
of Jerufalem, and the final consummation of all things. His apoftles 
aiked him, What /hall the Jign of thefe things be? He replies, Earths 
quakes, famines, and peftilences; fearful y%/^.r in the heavens^ andjtgns in 
the fun , in the moon, and in the ftars*.* Such alfo was thejign by which 
the Eaftern fages difcovered the birth of our Saviour, and the place of 
his nativity; and numerous other inftances may be adduced both from 
iacred and profane hiftory, in fupport of this doctrine. The fourth ufe 
of thefe celeftial luminaries, is for feafom* This is alfo obvious; for we 
find that heat and cold, and draught and moiflure, are all guided and go- 
verned by the heavenly bodies; and that not only fpring and autumn, 
and fummer and winter, bear teftimony of it; but we have it confirmed by 
the evidence of our own coiuftitution and feeling; for, when the weather 
is heavy and lowering, we find ourfelves dull and languid; when bright 
and radiant, we are cheerful and merry; and, when unfettled and unfea- 
fonable, we feel it by indifpoiition and melancholy; and this is all brought 
i;bout by the operation of thefe luminaries upon the fealbns of the year, 
in the due courle of nature. The next ufe alloted them is, fifthly for 
days, and fixthly for j^an ; and that thefe are meafuredout, and governed 
:by them, is every way apparent; by the fun's circuit, and the moon's 
energy. The fun, like a ftrong man, rejoices to run his race; he rifeth 
out of the chambers of the eaft, and with golden rays difpels the morn- 
ing clouds, and exhales the pearly dew ; cheering and refreihing all na- 
ture with his prefence. Hence it is evident that thefe luminaries were 
not only placed in the heavens to give light upon the earth, to govern 
the feafons, and to let bounds to time; but alfo to communicate Jigns 
.and tokens to mankind, of things to come. We mall now confider how 
far it is fcriptural, and confonant to realbn, to allow them thofe INFLU- 
ENCES attributed to them by Aftrology. 

* JLukexxi. 6, 7, n, 25, &c. 



OFASTROLOGY. 23 

That the fun, moon, and all the planets, have a direct and obvious influ- 
ence upon earthly fubftances, no man of common obfervation will pretend 
to deny. The fun is the fountain of heat, and that heat is the nurfe of 
lite; ami the moon is the fountain of moifture, which tempers the vio- 
lent heat of the fun, and modifies ail his operations. But the fun and 
moon, and all the planets, have each of them a particular fpecific pro- 
perty, according to their own innate quality, and according to the nature 
of that fign or band of ftars, under which they happen to be pofited. 
This is a fa6l efrablimed by repeated obfervation and experience; for 
when the fun enters the equino6tial fign Aries, the ipring begins to rtiew 
herfelf, and all vegetative nature, by the moon's humidity, and the fun's 
temperate heat, feems to revive and flourish, and, as it were, to rife from 
the dead; whither the cold blafts of the hyemnal air had before configned 
it. So, when his radiant beams enter the fign Taurus, they flir up the 
benign influences of the Pleiades and Hyades; Hoedi being then to the 
north, and Orion to the fouth, and Arclurus finking below the horizon; 
and their cold and tempeftuous effects begin to ceafe, as they are fuc- 
ceeded by thefe benevolent conftellations, which produce warm foutheru 
winds, and gentle mowers, replenishing the earth, and cauiing vegetation. 
Again, when the fun rifes with the dog-ftar, we find an influence which 
caules vehemency of heat, contagion, and infirmity. Medicaments ad- 
miniftered under this conftellation prove hard and obnoxious; and we 
rind dogs at this time are apt to run mad : the fea is troubled without any 
apparent caufe, and all nature feems more or lefs opprefled by it; and 
yet thefe effects are never found to be equally violent in any two Summers, 
which clearly proves an influence in the /tars, as well as in the fun. And 
again, though the fun keeps the fame conftant and invariable courfe 
through the twelve figns of the zodiac, for an infinity of annual revo- 
lutions, yet we never find the feafons and weather exactly correfpond, 
which they doubtlefs would do, were it not that cold and heat, and wind 
and rain, are governed by the configurations the fun as with the planets 
and fixed ilars, and this alfo evidently proves the force of their influence. 
It is like wife manifeft, that whenever the planet Saturn is pa/?mg out of 
one fign into another, the weather is more or lefs turbulent and unfettled. 

But it is not the weather only, nor the inanimate part of the creation 
alone, that is affecled by the influences of the fun, moon, and planets; 
for we find they operate upon the human fpecies, and upon all animate 
nature, in every part of the world. The fun and the quality of the 
heavens about the torrid zone, naturally occafion thole men who are born 

* * 

and live under it to be quite black, with fhort crifped hair, of a mean 
flature, and hot conflitution, imbibing a fierce^and favage fpirit, and 

this 



24 AN ILLUSTRATION 

this by reafbn of the fun's continual ftay and power in that fiery region- 
It is obfervable, that the inhabitants of the fouth are of a better and 
quicker wit, and much more ingenious and tractable; and this is ac- 
counted for by their vertical point being fituaied nearer the zodiac, in 
which the planets move. So likewife, the inhabitants of the north are of 
a ftrong body, but of rude manners and condition, becaule their vertical 
point is placed at a great diftance from the fun's courfe; and therefore they 
abound with cold and moifture, and are of a phlegiratic conftitution, of 
a fair complexion, tall, courageous, and ingenious. Europe,, being 
iituated in the north-weft part of the earth, is under Mars in Aries, and,. 
by reafon of this planet ruling in that triplicity, its inhabitants are na<- 
turally of a noble and magnanimous fpirit, given to martial exploits, and 
feats of war; of a generous mind, and courteous manners. And thus the 
fun, modified by the different figns and constellations through which he 
paiTes, regulates the climates, and fheds his influence upon all mankind, 
leaving behind him evident marks of his government and fway.. Some, 
indeed, have attempted to account for the fwarthy and black complexion 
of the favage race, by a variety of other plauiible conjectures : but none 
are to 'be relied on, that do not attribute its caufe to the intenfe heat and 
power of the fun in thofe climates; than which nothing can be more 
confonant to reafon ,. iince we find, even in this country, that if we remain 
long together in the fun, in the heat of .fummer, our complexions change, 
and we become in a degree tanned and fwarthy. 

Confpicuous as are the influences of the fun, thofe of the moon are no 
lefs fo. This is evinced by a confideration of that wonderful and never- 
ceafing operation of the moon upon the ocean, fo as to occafion that per- 
petual flux and reflux of the fea, which we call tides. Here we fee the 
waters of the vaft ocean, forgetful, as it were, of their natural reft, move 
and roll in tides obfequious to the ftrong attractive power of the moon, 
and with an increafe or diminution of force, in proportion as me appears 
in ftrength or want of afpect. This is an influence fo.univerfally ad- 
mitted, and fo peculiar to that luminary, that it eftablifhes at once the 
doctrine we contend for. But there are numerous other inftances of 
the effects of the moon, no lefs common than extraordinary, and perfectly 
well known. Thofe unhappy perfons who labour under a deprivation of 
ienfe, and are afflicted with lunacy, have their fits more violent and ter- 
rible, in proportion as the moon increafes or diminishes in light and mo- 
tion; and in all chronic and acute difeafes, her power and influence are 
vifibly and forcibly felt. Indeed every fubject of the creation is more or 
lefs affected by the moon's energy ; the eyes of cats are obferved to fwell 
or fall at the full and change of the moon; and even the fhell-fifh at the 

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OF ASTROLOGY. 25 

Bottom of the ocean,, are known to feel the weight of her influence. 
Thofe who ilcep in the fields, or in any place expofcd to the open air, by 
moon-light, find their heads opprefled with water, and their lenles inert 
ami heavy ; and butcher's meat hung up, and expoled to the moon-light, 
will loon putrefy. The gardener allb brings us abundant teftimonies of 
the influence of the moon upon the vegetable world. If peafe are i'own 
in the increalb of the moon, they never ceafe blooming ; and, if fruits 
and herbs are fet in the wane, experience (hews they are neither fo rich in 
flavour, nor foftrong and healthy, as when planted during her increafe j lo 
vines, becaufe they mould not i'pread too faft, are ufually pruned in the 
wane. It is alfb remarkable that a pomegranate will live only as many 
years as the moon was days old when it was planted ; and, in planting 
ihrubs, or the like, if they are to moot up ftraight and tall, and to take little 
root, they are fet when the moon is in an airy fign and increasing in light : 
but contrariwife when they are to take deep root, and to flrike downwards. 
And thus we may obferve flowers that are under the moon's influence 
only open their bloflbms in the night ; whilfl thofe which are peculiarly 
under the government of the fun open every morning when he begins to 
rife, and clofe in the evening when he finks below the horizon. Thefe 
effects and influences of the moon are fo common, and fo generally known, 
that it were almoft needlefs to repeat them here, but for the purpofe of 
drawing this conclufion, that, as one planet has a known and forcible 
action upon fublunary things, it is natural to believe that all the others 
are endued in fome degree with a fimilar force and virtue. Indeed moft 
phyficians know that the planet Saturn rules all climacrerical years, as the 
Sun doth critical days, and the Moon the criiis of all acute difeafes ; and 
that every feventh year Saturn comes to the fquare or oppofition of his 
place in the radix of every man's nativity; and that, after the revolution 
of the fun, he becomes the chief ruler of critical clays, and is often 
obferved, by his configurations with the moon, to fet aiide the fatal criiis 
of thofe delperate diforders, over which the patient was not expected to 
live. From thefe phyfical reafons, we may fafely conclude that Saturn 
is by nature cold and melancholy, as the Sun is hot and cheerful; and, 
being thus oppofite to the fun in quality and effect, fo is he in i-elation to 
the figns and manfions of the heavens where he bears rule, and therefore 
inclines always to cold, as the fun does to heat. Hence it follows, that 
when the fun is in Aquaries, which is the proper fign of Saturn, and op- 
pofite to his own fign Leo, the weather inclines more to cold than to heat ; 
and, at every conjunction, fquare, or oppofition, of Saturn with the two 
great luminaries, we always find the weather cold, moift, and lowering, 
even in the midft of the fummer, unlefs the ravs of Jupiter or Mars inter- 
pofe, in which cafe thefe effects are fomewhat lefs vifible. Thus, we 
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26 A N I 1. L U S T A T 1 O N 

may pj-efume to affirm, that the influences of the fun, moon, and planets* 
are eflabliihed 'beyond contradiction. 

But, befides thefe figniorities of the fun, moon, and planets, the fixed 
liars have alfo their principalities in the heavens. The Lord who o-avc 
tfee fun for a light by day, gave the ordinances of the moon and {tars alfo 
for a light -by night ; and to thefe flars hath he committed a 'Certain ?/, 
ordinance, -or dominion, * over the day atid night, and that prom ifcuouilv. 
.Now the flars have no viiible operation upon us, bclides that little light 
they admmiiler to our eyes in a dark and clear night; and that is ib 
very final!, that all the flars in heaven, befides the fun and moon, are not 
to be compared, in this refpecl, with the imalleft wax-light ; and this little 
li-ght too is only to be had when the nights are ferene and unclouded. 
-Can it then be fuppofed that God made thefe glorious bodies, many of 
"which are bigger than the whole earth, and move in their orbs as fo many 
other worlds in the heavens, merely for a twinkle in the night, and that 
only when the weather permits? Lo ! every little daily that grows upon ,the 
cold ground has a fecret and infenfible virtue wrapt in its leaves and flow- 
ers; and have thefe celeftial bodies no influence s\m\. what we now and then 
catch with our eyes, as they occafionally fparkle their dim glances upon 
us? Yes, they have each of them a fecret power and virtue, wherewith 
they a6l upon all earthly things, as well by day as by night, and in cloudy 
.as well as in clear weather. But, as their operations are not performed by 
fenfible and palpable means, it follows that they have a fecret and hidden 
way of rule, whereby the influences are imperceptibly infufed into every 
concern of this life. And, as have the flars, lo alfo have the fun and 
moon, a fecret and imperceptible action, peculiar to themfelves; for it is 
not the mere heat that gives life, nor the mere moiflnre that fuflains it; 
for, if that were the cafe, then might man make living creatures artificially. 
It is true that heat may hatch the eggs, but all the ingenuity of man can- 
not make an egg that can be hatched; for there is a fecret operation of 
the fun and moon, independent of heat and moiflure, necefTary to the pro- 
duclion of life, both in vegetive and fenfitive animals. And in thefe 
fecret and infenfible operations, befides the light that they give, confifts 
that rule which the fun, moon, and flars, were ordained to exercife over 
all the fons of day and night; and herein are written all thofe ordinances 
.of the moon and ilars, which are to be a law unto mankind, and to the 
whole body of nature, fo long as the world endures, -j- Thus the flars 
have their natural influences, afligned to them in the frame of nature 
from the beginning of the world; and thefe influences are diffufcd upon all 
earthly things, as far as day and night extend their limits. And this God 

* See Jeremiah xxxi. 35. and Gen. u 18. f Jeremiah xxxi. 35, 3$. 

him- 



OF A S T R O L O G Y. *; 

himlclf confirms, when he iu\s to Job, " Canft thou bind the A 
influence* tfPlciadeSi or Loofc the bands of Orion? Canft thou I;: 

furth Mazzaroth in h'nfcafon; or canft thou guide Ardurus wit.i his fbn 
AVhence.it is evident that the ftars culled the Pleiades have tiieir ordinattcci, 
that is, their /icvr/ injiv. VAVJ, which no power or man is able to reftra;;i. 
And the ftars of Orion have their ordinance^ and binding faculty, by 
fhoucrs in iu miner, and froft in winter, bringing iuch an hard and to 
coat of armour upon the ground, as all the contrivances of man arc 
able to prevent. Thus Mazzaroth, and Arrturus with his \ > :\ , -j- have 
allb their ordinances, and the whole holt of heaven have their courfe, by 
which the purpofcs of God, and all the events of this life, are uniformly 
brought to pals. 

To this purpofe it is faid, by Deborah the prophetefs, That the flars of 
heaven fought in their courfes againjt Sifera\\ not by fword or fpear, nor 
bv thunder and lightning ; but by thole fatal and malevolent influences^ 
wherewith Siiera and his hoft were marked from their cradle, and drawn 
together by the operations of time and chance, to partake in one common 
deft r lift ion in the fame day. And to this effect the Almighty diibourfes 
with Job, concerning the trcafures of the /now and hail ', which he has hid 
againjl the time of trouble r and the day of war and battle. Now what can 
we fuppoie the meaning of this hiding to be, but the order of thole me- 
teors, ib curioufly lodged within the arms of the ftars, aud withheld by 
their influences, that they may fall by due courfe of nature, at iuch exa6l 
periods, as to erFecl: the punimment of the wicked, and of God's declared 
enemies, Iuch as was Siiera, at the precife time when their abominations 
call forth the judgments of an injured and incenfed Deity? And after the 
fame manner the light and heat, the wind and raiw, the thunder and 
lightning, the froft and dew, are all of them fo admirably contrived in 
the pofition of the heavens, that they come to pafs in their due and ap- 
pointed feafons, and make the grafs to grow even in the wildernefs, where n* 
man dwells. \\ Now it muft be obvious to the meanelt underftanding, 
that, if thele things were regulated by a virtue immediately ifluing from 
the bolbm of the Deity, then would the light and heat, the wind and 
rain, and all the reft of them, fall only where men and beafts dwell, who 
may lee and enjoy the blefTings of them, and adore and glorify Him who 
fends them ; but, flnce they fall equally where neither man nor living 
rrcature is to be found, it follows, that they fall by virtue of means, and 
that in a continued courle, wherever thofe means lead them, making the 

Jobxxxviii. 31,32, 33. f See Algol. Aftr. ante Ephem. lib. ii. cap. 8. Stella: tempcftuofae 
funt Orion, Arfturus, &c. plariofse Pleiades. Judges v. 20. Job.xxxviii. zz, 23, 24, 25, &c. 
ij Job xxxviii. 26, 27. 

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aS AN ILLUSTRATION 

earth fertile and produ6live where eaters are not to be found as well ar 
where they are. 

, Thus far both Scripture and Reafon unite, in confirming our belief of 
the {tarry influence ; but, there* are fo many other proofs of it, in the or- 
dinary productions of nature, that it would be highly unpardonable were 
I. to pafs them over in iilence. The loadftone affords us one very finking 
example, by its attractive and expulfive faculty, and by the magnetic vir- 
tue it has a power of communicating to other diftinct bodies. Thus we 
,fee a needle, only touched with the loadftone, and placed in the com pafs, 
will conftantly point towards the north pole, and, though it be ever fb 
far diftant, or though rocks and mountains, or even the earrh ? s body, in- 
tervene, yet it retains this directive property in fo extraordinary a degree, 
that it will continue precifely in the fame direction, unlefs violence be 
: ufed to prevent it; and, even after it has been removed by force, it will of 
itfelf return to its former fituation, without the leaft fennble difference.- 
The properties of the loadftone in many other refpects are fo very inex- 
plicable, that the experiments of our moft celebrated modern mathema- 
ticians have not been able to afford us a fatisfactory definition of them* 
This however is certain, that it could not poflibly imbibe thefe miracu- 
lous properties without the aid of fome celeftial matter, which is com- 
municated to it by the influence of the pole-ftar, or fome other of the 
heavenly bodies within the polar circles, from whence it is manifeft the 
loadftone receives thefe fecret and admirable qualities. Another afto- 
n tilling effect of this influence may be obferved in the natural production 
of life and motion ; how it ftarts up and grows, and continues in the 
lap of heat and moifture, proportionably conjoined, and perfect in all its 
parts, beyond the utmoft of our comprehenfion whence it comes, or 
which way it is maintained, unlefs by the operation of this fecret and in- 
vifible influence. And, if this be denied, I would wifh to afk, Whence 
the rofe, furrounded by ill-fcented weeds and thirties, derives its fragrant 
frnell? or how the plantane, by the path-way fide, acquires its admirable 
virtue of healing fores? or which way the lily, {landing up to its middle 
in mud and mire, receives its coat of many colours, fo beautifully wrought, 
as many times we fee it is ? or how a grain of wheat, thrown info the 
cold earth, putrifies and dies,* and then ftarts up into new life, and mul- 
tiplies into an ear of thirty or forty grains for one ? Or tell me how the 
matter in an egg, by the fitting of the hen, is in a few weeks animated,, 
and converted into a chicken, that will eat, and walk, and chirp, the mo- 
ment it emerges from the fhell? or by what means the feed in the womb, 
without any art, or fkill, or knowledge, of the mother, coagulates, and 

* St. John xxii. t^. 

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OF ASTROLOGY. 29 

turns into flefh and blood, receives life, and is fo admirably formed into 
a perfect child, that learns to cry, and Ipeak, and call? You will fay, 
perhaps, That this is the immediate workmanfhip and effect of God. 
But this we already know; the only qeeftion is, how he does it; whe- 
ther by means, or without? If without means, then every child that is 
born, and every feed that grows out of the ground, muft of neceflity come 
to pafs by a new creation; for to bring things into exiftenc* without 
means, is the fame as to produce them without matter; and requires no 
more but for the Almighty to fay, Let there be men, or, Let there be 
leaves and flowers; and, as the Word fays, they come to pafs. But we 
are certain there never was more than one creation, which was at the be- 
ginning of the world, and ever fmce that time all things have come to 
pafs by a regular courfe of nature; and hence it follows that there mud 
be a natural and efficient means for the production of all things. And, 
if fo, then muft thefe things come to pals by an earthly means alone, or 
elfe by the aid and affiftance of fome celeftial influence. But by an earthly 
means alone, it is evident, they cannot come to pafs; for we know ex- 
perimentally, that neither fire, earth, air, or water, can of themlelves in- 
fufe into the rofe its grateful and fragrant imell; it muft therefore pro- 
ceed from the* agency of fome fpiritual or material fubftance,. far fuperior 
in efficacy and virtue to any earthly element. If it proceeds from a fpi- 
ritual fubftance, it is effected either by the angels, or by the foul of the 
world. But by the angels we know it cannot be; for they have their pe- 
culiar offices allotted them in another way; and, though they are lubjects 
of the world, yet are they no part of the great frame of nature, from 
whence all things in their order are formed. And, if it be effected by the 
foul of the world, then certainly muft there be fuch a foul fomewhere ex- 
ifting, which at prefent is a matter in difpute among the learned ; and this 
foul muft have a fpecial feat in the world, worthy of itfelf, from whence it 
may inform and actuate every minute particle of the creation. If this be 
admitted, then it undoubtedly dwells among the celeftial matter, and from 
thence fupplies the earth, through the medium of the heavenly bodies, 
with ail that power and virtue, which bring* to pafs that variety of fhape, 
colour, fmell, life, and increafe, which we daily fee come to pals. But 
if this hypothefis be denied, and it is infifted that the earth is fup^ 
plied with all her fecret virtues by fome fupernatural material lubftance ; 
then name any one thing befidcs the heavenly matter, and the ftars of 
heaven, that can be fuppofed to form that fubftance, and the argument 
ceafes ; for either way it proves an influence and ajlrology in the heavens, 
beyond contradiction, and there will remain only one queftion to be de- 
cided, which is, Whether thefe celeftial influences create the fucceffion of 
earthly things by an immediate power from God, or whether there exifts 
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30 AN ILLUSTRATION 

a general foul in the world, through the means of which they come to 
pafs in a due order and courfe of nature? Utrum horum mavis accipe; I 
contend for no more. " In the beginning God created the heaven and 
the earth; and the earth was without form, and void, and darknefs was 
upon the face of the deep, and the fpirit of God moved upon the face of 
the waters." Here, when there was nothing but earth and water, and 
darknefs overfpread all, the fpirit of God maintained that chaotic mais, 
and managed the earth by the water, and the water and darknefs by 
himlelf. But now both the earth and water are under the face of heaven, 
and the light is upon this heaven, and the fpirit of God moveth upon the 
face of the heavens in that light; and, as he aduates the earth and the 
waters by the heavens, fo doth he actuate the heavens by himfelf. And 
agreeably to this idea fpeaks the prophet Hofea, when he fays, God will 
hear the heavens, and they Jliall hear the earth, and the earth the corn and 
wine and oil, and they Jezreel;* wherein he mews us, that, as man lives 
by corn and wine, fo they by the earth, and the earth by the heavens; and, 
if fo, then by the heavens is it that the earth receives all its efficacy and 
virtue, whereby it brings forth fmell, colour, tafle, and life. Moles 
alfo tells us, that God Jttall open his good treafure the heavens, to give rain 
unto the land, and to blefs all the works of our hands ;-\ whence it is evi- 
dent that there lodges in the celeftial influences a faculty of fortunating 
civil affairs, as well as of managing natural things; and that the root of 
all earthly bleffmgs is from heaven. Mofes fays again, that the fun, moon, 
and Jlars, God hath dijlributed unto all nations under heaven: and the 
Pfalmift, fpeaking of the fun and heavenly bodies, fays, they declare the 
glory of God, and JJiew forth his handy -work; day and night do continually 
ttll of them, and their voice is heard in all languages, and their words are 
gene into the ends of the world^ by which we learn that the heavens, 
and* all the ftars therein, are full of fuch virtues as the whole world hath 
need of; and that thefe virtues God hath lodged in the heavens, to be 
dealt out for the comfort and happinefs of his creatures upon earth. His 
fpirit (faith Job) hath garnijlied the heavens; and by .the fpirit of his 
mouth was the whole army of heaven made. J 

The notion, or idea, that there is one general foul actuating the whole 
world, as there is one foul informing every man's body, was not only the 
opinion of the Platonifts and ancient philofophers, but alfo of many 
learned men in later ages: and I mufl confefs, itappears very reafbnable to 
believe, that the world has fuch a foul. For, were there not one and the 
iame general living virtue, comprehending the whole fyftem of nature, 

* Hofea ii. 21, 22. f Deut. xxviii. iz. Deut. iv. 19. Pfal. xix. i, 2, 3, 4. 

Job xxvi. 13. 

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OF ASTROLOGY. 31 

from the exterior circumference of the heavens to the inmoft centre of the 
earth, how coukl the iympathies and antipathies of nature poffibly work 
luch compliances and differences as we know they do, at the amazing 
diftances we fee them, and without any vifihle or imaginable contaft; 
unlefs lome faculty exifrs in the world, that is capable of luflaining this 
in\ iiible cm refpondency between one creature and another? Where life- 
is, thefc things are ealily erK-cted; as the child in the womb is nourished 
by the food the mother eats; but in the inanimate part of the creation, 
we are at a lofs which way to account for it. Now admitting that there 
really is luch an univcrial foul exifting, yet is it queftionable whetlier 
this foul be intellclual^ or merely vegettvc. That there is an intelkclual 
power informing the whole world, as the foul does the body, is not to be 
doubted; for otherwife the whole frame of nature would be inert and 
motionlefs; but then, if we admit the foul of the world to carry this in- 
tellect in its own brain, it will follow, that this foul is a God; for an 
intellectual being, filling heaven and earth with its prefence, is an attri- 
bute of God. * Hence I conclude there is an univerial foul in the 
world, but that it is only vegetive, and not intellectual; and that in this 
ibul dwells the fpirit of Almighty God, who filleth the heavens and the 
arth with his prefence, and from hence garnimeth the heavens, and 
caufeth the precious influences of the fun, moon, and ftars, to be diftri- 
buted into all parts of the world. And thus God rules immediately in 
the heavens, but rules the world mediately by the heavens. It is true, 
indeed, that God is equally well able to govern and maintain the world 
without means, as he was at firft to conftitute and create the frame of na- 
ture; but fuch is His divine will and pleafure, that he has thought fit to 
bring all things to pafs by virtue of means, as ordained from the beginning 
of the world. It is a common and true maxim, that God and nature 
have made nothing in vain ; and yet it is as true, that grafs and herbs 
grow where no creatures live to eat them. *j- Now were the world go- 
verned by God's immediate prefence only, then would the production of 
this grafs and herb be a work in vain ; becaufe God's word brings 
forth all things at pleafure; and, having a power of increafing or dimi- 
iiiming its operation in a moment, would certainly not have brought forth 
this fertility in an uninhabited and defolate country. But nature running 
her courfe by a conftant and unchangeable decree, has no power to ceale 
her work without a miracle ; and therefore, though the grafs may grow in 
vain, yet nature's operations are not in vain, fince by one and the fame 
caufe it produces regetation in all parts of the world, 

"*SeeJer. xxiii. 23, 24, 25, See A&s xvii. t8; Job xxvi. 13; awd Dcut. iv. 19. 

t See Job xxxviii. zfc. 

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32 AN ILLUSTRATION 

Known unto God are all his works, from the beginning of the world-* and 
therefore it would be derogatory to the attributes of the Deity, not to be- 
lieve that the minuteft events of this world were forefeen and provided 
for in that moil perfect frame or model of nature, which, as we have al- 
ready feen, may be compared to the conftruclion of a watch, confifting of 
many fmall wheels, regulated by one matter-wheel, or firft mover, which 
being woundup at the creation, with the line of time, of a feemingly 
infinite length, has ever (ince been winding off, unto the prefenthour; 
and yet is there ftill more line upon the wheel ; but how much remains, 
is only in the breaft of the Almighty. And when this line mall be en- 
tirely wound off, then will the frame of nature find its period,-f- and all 
fubordinate wheels will ceafe their motion. But, until that time, there 
is allotted in this frame of nature, unto every one that comes into the 
world, a certain order or courfe of life, by which he runs through fick- 
nefs and health, honour and difhonour, and all the occurrences of life, 
from his cradle to the grave. For man is, as it were, a little world within 
himfelf ; and, though he Hand but as one wheel in the frame of the great 
world, yet within this one there feem many thoufands of wheels, efpe- 
cially in enterprifing people, which appear to move one within another 
almoft ad infnitum, till the thread turned on the outer wheel break, or 
elfe be wound off, 'and there they make a ftop, and die. All thele things 
God, who made man at the firft, perfectly knows, and foreknew from 
the beginning of the world; and, by this order of man's life, he perfectly 
knows all the pafTages of our lives, and even the moft fecret . thoughts of 
our hearts, both fleeping and waking ;| and how one thought drives off 
arid brings on another, and continues io doing till the laft moment of our 
life, when our breath fails. Now every man being, as it were, a wheel 
of the great world, it will follow that all men move in a certain frame or 
wheel above themfelves, by virtue of which the matter- wheel of every 
man's life is put in motion: and this wheel is fubordinate unto others, 
and thefe alfo unto the matter-wheel of the whole world, which is the 
high and mighty wheel of heaven, wherein the fun, moon, and ftars, are 
let, to carry on the great works of nature, unto, the end of time. And 
hence comes the original of every man's nativity, and of all natural qua- 
lities, paffions, and incidents of our lives, except the motions of our free- 
will and reafon, which may be allured and inclined by the works, of na- 
ture, but cannot be forced by them. Now above and beyond this great 
wheel of nature, there is yet another wheel, within which the heaven? 
themfelves are turned ; and herein is that great and hidden line of time, 
whereby the whole world, with all its dependencies, is made to hold on 
and continue its motion, unta the final end of all things; and this ttu- 

* As xv, 18. t 2 Peter Hi. % Johnii, 24, 25. 2 Cor, xii, 2, 3, 4. 

pendous 



OF ASTROLOGY. 

pcndous wheel is God himfclf, who draws out the line cf time, 
upon the circles of the earth, he flietchcth out tite //,vr.,r;;; as a cwtain, ani 
bchuldeth all the inhabitants of the world as graft hoppers under his feet;* 
and hence he difcerns, as it were, with one view, all the world naked 
before him, both pad, prelent, and to come. 

From what has been advanced, it appears obvious that every occurrence 
of our lives, and all the various productions of nature, however ftrange 
or incomprehenfible they may appear, are brought to pafs by a regular 
and eftabliihed means, decreed by the wifdom of God, at the begin- 
ning of tbe world; and confequently, whatever happens by a contrary 
effect, muft of neceflity be produced by the immediate hand of God, and 
conftitutes a miracle. Such was the cafe when the Almighty made the 
fun and moon ftand ftill; and when, at the prayer of Ifaiah, he reverfed 
its courfe, and made it retrograde. Such alfo were the works of our Savi- 
our, when he railed the dead, and gave fight to men born blind. And fuch 
was the work of God, when the lea made a lane for men to pafs through 
on dry ground, and when the fire had no power to fcorch, nor to burn 
thofe who walked in the midft of it.-j- Thefe miracles, it is true, had 
no immediate dependence upon the works of nature; and yet, as God 
from the beginning faw the neceflity of them, and the occafion upon 
which they would be required, it is reafonable to fuppofe he fet down in 
his eternal mind the contrivance of thefe miracles, and fo ordained them 
to keep pace with the works of nature, and to come to pafs at their ap- 
pointed feafbns, without difturbing or deranging that univerfal frame of 
the world, out of which all natural things proceed, and from whence all 
the hoft of heaven derive their faculty of influencing earthly iubftances. 
And that the heavenly bodies pofiefs thefe influences, in an infinitely 
powerful degree, I believe will not be denied, fince both fcripture and 
reafon, as we have now feen, fubftantially prove them. The ancient 
philofophers were unanimous in fubfcribing to this opinion, even with- 
out the tefHmony of the facred writings; and many were learned authors, 
in later ages, have fupported the fame doctrine. Milton gives us a very 
flriking proof of his belief of the flarry influence, in the following paf- 
fage of his Paradife JLoft: 

To the blank moon 

Her office they prefcrib'd ; to th' other five, 
Their planetary motions and afpefis, 
In fextile, fquare, and trine and oppofite, 
Of noxions efficacy , and when to join 
In fynod unbenign ; and taught the^foV 

* Ifaiah xl. 22, 23, &c. f See Jo(h. x. 12. 13. 2 Kings xx. 1 1. John ix. 5, 7, ami xi. 44. 
Exodxvi. 21, 12. Dan, iii. 27. 
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34 AN ILLUSTRATION 

Their influence malignant when to fhow'r; 
Which of them riling with the fun, or falling, 
Should prove tempeftuou^ &c.* 

The ingenious Mr. Fergulfon alfo proves, in a variety of inftances, an 
efficiency and influence in the fun and moon, though he denies that any fuch 
faculty exifts in the fixed ftars. And yet he has Ihewn, by very fatisfac- 
tory obfervations, that " the fixed ftars are .fo many glorious funs, with 
fyfrems and worlds furrounding them fimilar to our own;" and that 
" the Almighty would not have placed them at fuch distances from each 
other, unlefs proper objects were near enough to be benefted by their 
influences." Hence it follows, from his own hypothecs, that the fixed 
ftars do each of them pofTefs a natural influence, homogeneal to the fun 
and moon.-j' But to what diftance the fixed {tars, or any of the heavenly 
.bodies, are capable of extending thefe influences, is beyond the power of 
the moft enlightened mind to determine; fince the celeftial matter flows 
through a boundlefs and unlimited fpace, and operates upon every fub- 
ftance that falls within the line of its direction. And now, having made 
it apparent, by an union of concurrent testimonies, that the fun, moon, 
and ftars, have their refpeclive influences, and that an Aftrology in the 
heavens, does by confequence exift, it will be proper to confider how far 
the ftudy of this noble fcience is compatible with our moral and religi- 
ous obligations, and what degree of it is attainable by the human un- 
deiftanding. 

That the ftudy and practice of Aftrology is a moral purfuit becoming 
fober and religious men, may be collected from the cuftoms of the an- 
cients in all enlightened countries; as well as from the beft and wifeft of 
God's chofen people. And that our all- wife and beneficent Creator 
originally implanted in the frame of nature a means whereby mankind 
may attain to the knowledge of fuch future contingencies as concern their 
welfare and happinefs, is in no refpecl to be doubted, fince we obferve 
in the brute creation, that even the moft inconfiderable creatures upon 
the earth are more or lefs endowed with a gift of foreknowledge. Thus 
the mduftrious bee, and laborious ant,:j: lay in their fummer frore, to 
fupply the neceflary wants of an inclement winter, which they foreknow 

is 

* See Paradife Loft, b. x. I. 656. f See Fergufon's Aftronomy, nth edit Se&. ^ 5, 8, 9, 14, 

1J, &C. 

j Of all the race of reptiles, the ant, the fpider, antf the bee,. appar to be endowed with 
the greateft {hare of fagacity. The wifdom of the ants is confpicuous in forming themfelves 
into a kind of republic, and therein ohferving as it were, their own peculiar laws and po- 
licies. But the cunning of the fpider feems to exceed that of the moft other infects; its various 
artifices to enfinare its prey are no lefs remarkable than its contrivance of a cell or retreat 
behind its web, where it feafts upon its game in fafefy, and conceals the fragments of thofe 
carcafcs it has devoured, without expofing to public view the leaflr remains of its barbarity, 

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OFASTROLOGY. 3S 

is yet to come. The badger, the hedge-hog, and the mole, alfo pro- 
vide themfelves a magazine of plants and herbs, which they foreknow will 
enable them to lie concealed in their holes, during the hard frofts of 
winter, contented with their prifon, which affords them fafety. Their 
holes are alfo conftrucled with amazing art, and have generally two 
apertures, thui, in cafe one is befet by an enemy, they may efcape by the 
other. The doublings of the hare, and the tricks of the fox, to efcape 
the hounds, are alfo aftonifhing indications of forefight and fagacity. 
The feathered race are likewife endowed with a fimilar faculty, and often 
foretel an approaching ftorm a confiderable time before it appears, by re- 
tiring in flocks to their holes and hiding-places for fhelter and protection. 
The birds of paflage feem to inherit this gift in a moft remarkable de- 
gree; for they aflemble together in prodigious flocks, at an appointed 
hour, and take their leave of us before the approach of winter, which 
they forefee will deftroy ;he flies and other infects upon which their own 
life depends, as they feed upon nothing elfc. And it is no lefs extraor- 
dinary than true, that thefe birds return as early as the fun brings forth 
this clafs of infecls into new life ; and they have alfo the fagacity to find out 
and repoffefs their former nefts and habitations.* The fame provident 
fireeafty for felf-prefervation and fafety, is even extended to the innume- 
rable inhabitants of the immenfe ocean, where we fee the fifties, prefled 
by unceafing hunger, indifcriminately prey upon one another, the large 
upon the fmall even of its own fpecies ; whence the fmaller fifh, in re- 
gular gradations, when in danger of being devoured, fly for an afylum 
to the (hallow waters where they know their enemy cannot or dares not 
purfue them. And this purfuit of one fpecies of fifh after another, is by 
no means confined to a iingle region; for we find Ihoals of them purfu- 
ing one another, from the vicinity of the pole even down- to the equator; 
and thus the cod, from the banks of Newfoundland, purfues the whiting, 
which flies before it, even to the fouthern fhores of Spain. It is aftonifli- 
ingalfo that herrings, which appear to generate towards the north oCScot- 
land, regularly make their way, once a year, to the Britifh Channel. 
Their voyage is conducted with the utmoft regularity; and the time of 
their departure is fixed from the month of June to Atiguft. They always 
aflemble together before they fet out, and no ftragglers are ever found 

* 

which might diftinguiih its place of abode, or create the leaft jealoufy in any infects, that their 
enemy was near. Into what hiftory. can we look, to. find people who are governed by laws equal 
to what we obferye in the republic of bees ? What experience can we defire beyond 'that we ob- 
ferve in the cunning fpider, to teach us to guard again ft the artifices of thofe who lay fnares to 
catch the thoughtlcfs and unwary ? Or what can exceed the indefatigable ant in teaching us lefl'ms 
of frugality and induftry ? Well might the wife man fay to the ftothful and ignorant, Go, thbu 
Jluggard^ to the ant t confider her ways^ and be wife. Prov, v. 6. 

* This has been difcovered by tying certain marks to their legs, or by cutting off a claw, &c. 

before they emigrate. In the enfuing fpring> if you prefrrve their nefts, you will find the fame 

birds will inhabit them, or if you deftroy them they will rebuild in the fame pjace, or 
near it. 

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36 AN ILLUSTRATION 

from the general body.-)- It is impofTible to aflign any caufe for this 
emigration, but it doubtlefsly proceeds from the fame inftinclive im- 
pulie with which all orders of animate nature are more or lefs endued. 
Seeing then that the fupreme Being, in his paternal regard for the mi- 
nuteft parts of his works, has endued the loweft clafs of animals with a 
gift of foreknowledge in what immediately concerns their fafety and 
welfare; would it not be derogatory to the equal providence of God, to 
fuppofe he had not ordained, in an infinitely fuperior degree, a means of 
communicating foreknowledge to man, whom he hath graciouily formed 
in his own exprefs image and likenefs, and appointed lord over his vafl 
creation? A creature whom he hath endowed with a rational foul, ca- 
pable of paying him adoration and worfhip; and with an undemanding 
qualified to decypher the golden characters he hath placed in the firma- 
ment of heaaven, fov Jigns of thole hidden events of futurity which are 
yet to come? If we give the fcriptures an attentive perufal, we fhall 
find a variety of paflages to confirm this opinion, both in the old and new 
Teftament. And we may gather additional evidence, that the Almighty 
intended we fhould ftudy futurity, from the communications given to 
Adam in Paradife by the angel Gabriel ; as well as from the commiflion Mi- 
chael the archangel received from God, to (hew him in a vifion, the 
principal events of futurity, from his fall, to the birth, refurreclion, and 
afcenfion, of Chrift.* And I thank I am warranted to lay, from the 
authority of our Saviour's own words, that there appears only one event 
concerning the human race, which the Deity ever propofed to withhold 
from their knowledge, and that is, the time of the lafl and terrible day 
of judgment. But even of this awful and fecret event, we are promifed 
ibme previous intimations, by figns in the fun, moon, and ftars; : 
which are the common fignificators of all inferior tranfaclions of futurity. 
For this reafon we are told to watch, for no man knoweth the hour ivhen 
thefe things JJiall come; therefore, thofe who ftudy the fiderial Icience, by 
their watchfulnefs of the heavenly bodies, and their capability of difco- 
vering fuch figns in the fun, moon, and ftars, whenever the tremendous 
fiat fhall be pafled, will be the firfl to know that the vifitation of God is 
at hand ; whilfr, thofe who condemn both the fcience and its profeflbrs, 
unprepared by any previous intimation, and folded in the arms of 
incautious repofe, will find the fatal hour approach like a thief in the 

f See Brookes's Nat. Hift. 2d. edit. i2mo. vol. i. p. 25. Introd. vol. ii. p. 168. vol. iii. p. 2, 4, 
vol. vi. p. 9, zo. For more opinions upon the fubjeft, fee my Nat. Hift. vol. xi. p. 65, &c. 

* See Milton's Paradife Loft, Books v. vi. vii. viii. xi. and xii. Adam for this purpofe, is faid 
to be taken up to the top of an high hill, by Michael, who addreffes him in thefe lines; 

Adam, afcend 

This hill ; let Eve, (for I have drench'd her eyes) 
Here fleep below, while thou to foreftght wak'ftj 
As once thou fleptft, while fhe to life was form'd. 
% Matt, xxiv, 29, 36. Mark xiii. 24, 25, 32. Luke xxi. 25. 

night; 



OF ASTROLOGY. 37 

when petrified and motionlcfs, in bitter antrmfh and defpair, they 
will too late repent their negligence and incredulity. I would recom- 
mend a k-iious and attentive perulal of thcie lei iptures to every perfon 
who has doubts concerning the doclrine of Aftrolugy. It is here pointed 
out, to the undcrihinding of the moft unlettered part of mankind, that 
the great and terrible day of the Lord, the day of judgment, will moft 
afliiredly come. Our Saviour's difciples enquire of him, When this day 
(hall be? He replies, " Of that day and hour knoweth no man, no not 
the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father only: 
Watch, therefore, for in an hour when ye think not fhall thefe things 
come; for as in the days that were before the flood, they were eating and 
drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah en- 
tered the ark; and they knew not, until the flood came and took them 
away ; fo alfo fhall the coming of the Son of man be. Then mail he 
lend forth his angels, and fhall gather together his ele6l from the four 
winds, from the uttermoft part of the earth, to the uttermoft part of 
heaven; then fhall two be in a field, the one mail be taken, and the 
other left. Therefore be ye ready, left, coming, he find you fleeping ; 
and what 1 lay to you, I lay unto all, WATCH." Mark xiii. 4. 32-37. Now 
it is clear from the above, that lis:ns of great and direful events are difco- 

O O 

verahle not only by the ccleftial bodies, but alfo by fearful, fights in the 
heavens; by tremendous earthquakes; bv total eclipfes of the two great 
luminaries, which deprive them for a time of the power of giving light; 
and by other extraordinary phenomena, which fhould always be attended 
to with reverence and awe. Theie figns our Saviour informed his dilciples 
fhould precede the deftru6Hon of Jerulalem; and aftrologers, and other 
hiftorians, have borne record of the exacl completion of this prophecy; 
and it muft be felf-evident to every thinking mind, that the laft clay 
will come to pals exactly in the way our Saviour has defcribed it. 
Now if we conikler aftrology, what it truly is, a legal and virtuous 
ftudy, we may eaiily believe the accounts tranfmitted to us by Jofephus 
and other hiftorians, concerning its antiquity and divine original. We 
have already ieen that Adam, previous to his expullion from Paradife, was 
inftru6ted in a foreknowledge of futurity, by the exprefs command of 
God, as a means of enlarging his mind, and alleviating his diftrels, upon 
being turned adrift into the wide world. Jofephus, an hiftorian of cha- 
racter and eminence, who quotes the moft ancient authors of relpe&ability 
for what he afTerts, confirms the fame thing, and further informs us, that 
Adam, before his death, inftru&ed his foil Seth in this fcience, who after- 
wards engraved the rudiments of it upon permanent pillars of ftone, which 
endured through many generations, and were not entirely effaced till fome 
time after the deluge. We have it from the lame authority, that the 
art was taught by Enos and Noah, who preserved it to the days of Abra- 
ham, and he increafed the knowledge of it by divine aids, teaching it to 
No, 2. H the 



38 AN ILLUSTRATION 

the Chaldeans and Egyptians. Jofeph is alfo laid to have patronized and 
taught it in Egypt, and is fuppofed by Origen, Diodorus Siculus, and 
other .ancient hitrorians, to .have been the author of an aftrological \vork, 
called, The Aphorifms of Hermes the Egyptian. -|- Moles afterwards 
taught and profeffed it, independently of the gift of prophecy, which al- 
ways came by divine infpiration, and Consequently was only exerciled 
upon certain extraordinary occalions. From Moles, we are told, the Pro- 
phets and Seers had it; and that it was afterwards particularly taught 
among the tribe of HTacbar, who are on that account ftiled in the facred 
'writings, Men who had under ft an ding in the times,\ and were expert at re- 
lolving all queflions concerning futurity ; and as this tribe were neither 
priefts nor levites, -nor endued with the fpirit of prophecy, it follows 
that their under ft an ding in the times, and their ability in foretelling future 
events, arofe -entirely from an acquired knowledge of the figns and influ- 
ences of the heavenly bodies. For the fame reafbn the Perfiaa aftrologers 
were called Mages, or Wife men, who were (killed in the times; and the 
Chaldeans termed their young ftudents in aftrology, Men Jki lied in wifdom 
and cunning ^fcience, to learn the learning of the Chaldeans. And after the 
Chaldean method of ftudying the fcience of aflrology, Daniel, and Shad- 
rach, and Mefech, and Abednego, were inftrufted by their tutor Melzar, 
and became ten times more learned in all matter s of wifdom andnnderftand'ing 
than all the aftrologers in the realm; in confideration of which they were 
elecled members of the public fchools at Babylon,* which were founded 
for the ftudy of this art; and Daniel was made, by the King's decree, 



Mailer over the Chaldean aftrologers. | 



In the days of Samuel, it appears to have been a common cuftom to go 
to the Seers, or men of underftanding in the times, not only to be infor- 
ed concerning future contingencies, but alfb to enquire after loft goods. 
To this efFecl: we find Saul and his fervant difcouriing, when they were 
fent out to find the flrayed afles of Kilh, Saul's father; and, not being able 
to find them, die fervant propofes to go and enquire of the Seer, which way 
the aflfes were gone, and where they may be found, Saul agrees to this, but 
afks, What have we to give him? we have no bread left, nor have we any 
fufficient prefent. The fervant replies, I have a fourth part of a fliekel of 
filver, I will give him that. Saul anfwers, Well f aid, let us go.^ This 
pafTage enables us to diftinguilh between the gift of prophecy, for the 
purpofes of eftabliming God's true religion, and the art of anfwering ho- 
rary queftions, and predicting future events. The one was evidently ef- 
fedled by fupernatural means, and promulgated to the people without 

t Orig. torn, in Gen. Diod. Sic. lib. i. cap. 2. J i Chron. xii. 32. Efth. i. 13. Dan. i. 4. 

* In fome of thefe fchools Abram is faid to have been taught; and that Bc;lus, the father of Nim- 
rod, afterwards built the rchool-houfe where Daniel was inflrucled in this fcience. See Jof. Ant. 
lib. i. cap. 8 Diod. Sic. lib. i* cap. 8, 

Jj Dar.. i. 4, 5, IT, 171 18, 19, 20. ii. 48. v. u. f i Sam. ix. 6-10. 

expence; 



OF A S T R O L O O V. 39 

cxpcncc; whiht the other, by being calculated ; 

five individual-, was al\va\s a< money or In 

the fame way we find I; viicn h Keilah, where lie i. Saul 

was coming to I'du^o him, was dcfiroui of knowing the truth, whci 
Saul was coining or i .1 if he was Whether the men of Ktihh woulA 

be true to him, or ivoul ! beirav him. And being informed they 
betray him into the hands of the encmv, who were locking hi* \ 
fled into the wilderncfs of Ziph, and c leaped the danger that was im- 
pending over him. i Sam. xxiii. 10-14. And in the Xcw Tenement 
alfo, we have frequent confirmations of the meteorological part of ' 
fcience, fiom our Saviour's own words, in his conveiiation with the Pha- 
riiees, who were all verfed in aftrology. He addrefles them to this ctfecV. 
" When it is evening, ye lay, it will be fair weather, for the fky is red; and 
in the morning, it will be foul weather, for the Iky is red and lowering. 
And when a cloud ariieth out of the well, flraightway ye fay, A (hower 
cometh; and it is Ib. And when ye fee the {path-wind blow, ye fay, 
There will bq heat; and fo it comes to pafs. Ye hypocrites, ye can dii- 
cern the face of the Ikv, but the fio;ns of the times ve cannot dilcern." 

j * O J 

Matt. xvi. 2, 3. Luke xii. 54-56. And now, if we impartially contemplate 
the origin and antiquity of this Icience, and recollect that the beft and wifeft 
men in every age of the world were profeffors of it, we muft admit its 
practice to be highly confident with all our moral and religious duties. 

That the human underftanding is alfo capable of attaining to a very 
high degree of knowledge in the hidden works of futurity, and in the 
fecret operations of nature, is likewife to be proved, beyond the power 
of contradiction. Indeed the palfages already quoted from the holy 
fcriptures, are a fufficient confirmation of it to every difpaffionate reader; 
but as there are fbme very extraordinary inftances of this predictive fa- 
culty, recorded by different hiftorians, I will juft mention a few of 
them, by way of corroborating the evidence already brought in its fup- 
port. The Emperor Domitian required the profelTor Largius Proculus 
to calculate his nativity, from the iuppoled time of his birth, which was 
done, and delivered into the emperor's own hands. Afclatarius, a moft 
famous aftrologer of thole times, procuring a copy of this nativity, r 
tiried it, and foretold the hour and manner of the emperor's death; which 
when Domitian heard, he commanded Afclatarius to be brought before 
him, when he affirmed his predictions would prove true. Domitian afk- 
ed him if he could foretel the manner of his own death? Afclatarius re- 
plied, That he knew he mould fhortly be torn in pieces by dogs; but, to 
confute the aftrologer, the emperor ordered him to be burnt alive. The 
poor fellow was accordingly led for execution ; the body was bound and 
laid upon the pile, and the fire kindled ; but at that inftant, there arole a 
dreadful florm of wind and rain, which drove the fpectators away, and 

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'40 AN ILLUSTRATION 

extinguished the fire ; and Afclatarius was afterwards torn in pieces by 
dogs, as he had foretold. When Latinus informed the emperor of this 
event, he was greatly mortified, and very melancholy; and, on the day his 
aflfaffmation had been predicted > he feigned himfelf indifpofed, and locked 
iiimfelf up in his chamber* Stephanus, the captain of his guard, went to 
his door, pretending he had received fome important difpatches, which. 
he wanted to deliver to him; but, Domitian declining to admit him till a 
certain hour was pair., Stephanus perfuaded him it was then much later 
than the time fpeciried. The emperor, in confequence,. concluding the 
danger to have palled by with the hour, or looking upon the prediction as a 
mere fable, feeing no confpiracy or danger about him, opened the door, 
upon which Stephanus ftept up to him with a drawn dagger, and {tabbed 
him to the heart, in the very hour that had been predicted by the afire- 
loger, on the eighteenth day of September, the month he had ordered to 
be called Germanicus.* The fame writers add, that Apollonius Tyaneus 
was at that inftant of time at Ephefus, {landing in the prefence of the 
magistrates, and in a kind of ecftacy^ cried out, O Stephanus, ftrike the 
tyrant; and after a paufe, added, It is well, thou haft killed him. This art 
of rectifying nativities was a difcovery which brought the fcience to very 
high perfection, and has enabled its profefTors to be aftonifhingly exact in 
predictions of Confequence. Thus Lucius Tarutius Firmianus, by the 
acts of Romulus's life, and the time of his death, found that he was bora 
in the firft year of the iecond Olympiad, the twenty-third day of the 
month, about fun-rifmg. And hence he difcovered that the building of 
Rome was begun when the Moon was in Libra, the Sun with Mercury, and 
Venus in Taurus, Jupiter in Pifces, and Saturn with Mars in Scorpio. -j- 
The Archbifhop of Pifa confulted feveral different profefTors of aftrology 
concerning his deitiny, and they all calculated his nativity at different 
times, and without any communication with one another; but they all 
foretold him he would be hanged. It feemed highly incredible at the 
time, becaufe he was in fo much honour and power; but the event juftificd 
the predictions; for, in the fedition of Pope Sextius IV. in the fudden 
rage and uproar of the people, he was feized and hanged.;}: Petrus 
Leontius, a celebrated physician and aftrologer of Spoletanum, caft his own 
nativity, and foretold that his death would be occafioned by water, and 
many years afterwards he was found drowned in a pond, into which he had 
fallen the preceding night, by miftaking his way. Jofephus tells us 
he caft the nativities of Vefpafian, and his fon Titus, and predicted that 
they would both be emperors; and {b it turned out.^f R. Cervinus 

* Vid. Fueten. in Domitian. f Vid. Peucer de Divinat. feet, de Aftrolog. t Vid. Anna!. 
Florentin. Jovius, Jilog. 35. 

f See mmy other curious particulars of this kind in Jofephus. As, that of Tiberius appointing 
Jhis fuccefior upon augury. Antiq. xviii. 8. The whole ftory of Agrippa, ibid. 7, 8. especially 
p. 475, 510, of the folio tranflation. For the death of Antigonus foretold by Judas, fee Antiq. xiii. 19. 
anil Wars, i. 3. 

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OFASTROLOGY. 51 

calculated the nativity of his Ton Marcellus, and foretold that he mould 
come to great preferment and dignity in the church ; and, his mother 
afterwards entreating him to marry one Caflandra Benna, he very relb- 
lutely declined it, laying, He would not with the bands of matrimony bind 
himielf from that better fortune which the ftars had promifed him if 
he continued to livefingle and unmarried. And he was afterwards really 
made pope.* Picus Mirandula was a fevere ' writer againft A(lrolog\ , 
infbmuch that he was termed, Plagellum AJlrologorum, the Scourge of 
Aftrologers ; and, to ftop the malignity of his pen, Lucius Bellantius, and 
two other aftrologers of eminence, procured the time of his birth, and 
calculated his nativity, which they afterwards fcnt him, with this pre- 
diction incloled, " That he would die in the thirty-third year of his a 
This exafperated him fo much, that he began to write a new tract, with 
inconceivable afperity, againft the poor aftrologers, attempting to prove 
their calculations a mere bubble, and themfelves a fet of impoftors. But 
when the fatal appointed hour arrived, he few the folly of his own con- 
ceits; recanted his opinion, and fealed by his death a {landing memorial 
of the merrability and truth of this fcience .-j- Many other cxtaordinary 
circumftances of the kind might be related from different authors, were it 
not already fufficiently obvious that the intellectual faculties of man, when 
cultivated by fludy, and improved by oblervation and experience, are ca- 
pable of attaining a very extenfive degree of knowledge and ikill in this art. 
We will therefore difmifs this argument, and endeavour to explain what 
the fubjects are that the fcience of Aftrology naturally comprehends. 

Aftrology is compounded of ^\ f , ftar, and ^, difcourfe, and literally 
implies, The dottrinc of the Jlars\ teaching how to judge ot their effects 
and fecret influences, and to foretel future events, by the order of their 
different afpects, qualities, and pofitions ; and alfo how to difcover their 
energy and force upon earthly lubftances, in the wonderful and abftrufe 
operations of the nature. It comprehends the moft excellent part of that 
noble fcience called Phyfiology, or Natural Philofophy, which is the doc- 
trine of natural bodies in the conftruction of the works of nature. The 
body naturally may be conceived either generally, as one perfect and entire 
body; or fpecially, as it may be divided into two, or fubdivided into 
many thoufand component parts. This grand and perfect body of nature 
is called the World, or the whole world, which is generally confidered 
as making but one entire bo.dy; but this general body admits of many 
fpecial divifions and fubdivifions; and is firft divided into two branches, 

* Vid. Truian. lib. 15. It is remarkable that this predi&ion was printed at Venice, and pub- 
lifhed by Curtius Trojunus in a book of nativities written by Gauricus, upwards of three years 
before Marccllus Cervinus was proclaimed pope. See a very remarkable ftory in Roqucs's Con- 
tinuation of Saurin's Diflertations, torn. vi. 254, 8vo. edit. 

f Yaiah, king of Africa, having been informed by one fkilled in aftrology, that a particular day 
would be fatal to him, paflcd it in prayer. In the evening, happy that he had cfcaped the danger, 
he ordered a magnificent feaft, and died as he fat down to table. 

No. 3. I making 



52 ANILLUSTRATION 

making one body natural called Celeftial, and another called Terreftrial; 
and hence arife two diftinct fcieuces, the one termed Limnology, and 
the other Geology. 

Geology is a fcience treating of the natural body called the earth, and 
fpeaks either generally of the whole earth, or fpecially of the parts, of fome 
particular part thereof; and is either fpeculative, or pra&ical. Specu- 
lative Geology conftfts in the iimple inveftigation of the earth, either 
in whole, or in part, and of the principles and affections thereof; and to 
this purpofe it treats either of the common being of any earthly thing, 
merely as it is a being abftract from all matter, whether intelligible or 
fenlible; and as it operates thus," it is termed Metaphyfical or Preter- 
natural Philofophy. But, if it difcourfes of a moveable being in matter, 
and that as it is perfectly material, it is then called Natural Philofophy. 
Or, if it fpeaks of things converfant in matter intelligible, but not fen- 
iible, as they are the abftracts of matter, it is named mathematical or 
Abftract Philofophy. Of this fort of fcience the fubject is Quantity, 
and is either continued, or difcrete. If of continued quantity, it is 
called Geometry, or its fubordinate, Perfpective ; but, if the quantity be 
difcrete, it is then termed Arithmetic, or its fubordinate, Mufic. Na- 
tural Philofophy properly fo called, treats of terreftrial bodies, either 
limple or mixed. The {imple bodies coniift of the four elements, 
called Fire, Air, Earth, and Water, which occupy all places, from the, 
utmoft and inferior bodies of the heavenly matter unto the in moil centre 
of the earth, fo that vacuum no where exifts under the cope of 
heaven. The mixed bodies are compounded of thefe four elements, and 
are divided into animate and inanimate bodies. And all animate bodies 
are endued either with a vegetive, fenfitive, or rational, faculty. Now, 
while we ftudy the doctrine of this earthly body natural, the faiences of 
Geography, Hiftory, and Chronology, naturally flow from it : the fiiit 
of which defcribes the fituation and boundaries of the different parts of 
the earth ; the fecond relates the hiftory of whatever has been feen or 
tranfacted upon it ; and the third computes and adjufts all the different 
;eras and portions of time, from the creation ef the world to the- pre- 
fent hour. And fubordinate to thefe are Topography, or a defcriptioii of 
particular places, and Chronologies of certain diftin'ct periods of time. 
Practical Geology is that part of Natural Philofophy which confifts in 
Speculation for the profit and advantage of mankind ; and leaves a track 
or fruit of its operation remaining, when the act itfelf is paft and gone. 
And this is a fort of ftudy clafled under the denomination of Art, rather 
than of Science. The fubject of it muft be either Man himfelf, or fome 
fubordinate fubflance. If Man be the fubject of inveftigation, then the 
object will be to teach him precepts of morality; and this we call 

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OFASTROLOGY. 53 

Ethical Philofophy; or clfe to inftrucl him in the Art of Reafoning,, 
called Logical Philolbphy; or in the art of Speaking, which we term 
Grammatical or Rhetorical Philofophy. But, if the (peculation be upon 
any fubordinate fubftance, then the earth itfelf, or the productions of it, 
become the fubject ol im cftigation. If it be the earth, then the bufi- 
ncfs we contemplate is to improve and cultivate the* foil, for the in- 
crcafe of ufeful vegetation, which is called Agriculture ; but, if it be the 
productions of the earth, then the ftudy muft be fo to prepare and manu- 
facture them, as to render them the effentials of Health, Wealth, Food, 
or Clothing ; or whatever elfe is conducive to the comforts or necefii- 
ties of mankind. And thefe are feverally diftinguifhed by as many fig- 
nificant terms as there are occupations or employments, by the inven- 
tion and ufe of which all thefe things are produced. 

Uranology is a fcience which treats of the natural body of heaven, 
after the fame manner as geology defcribes that of the earth ; and fpcaks 
either generally, of the whole heaven; or fpecially, of fome particular 
or tliftinct part of it. And, as Uranology is a part of Phyfiology, Ib has 
it the fame principles, whether internal, as matter and form ; or ex- 
ternal, as the caufes efficient and final ; and thefe are principles of their 
own nature, as chance and fortune are principles by accident. It hath 
allb affections internal, as motion and reft, and fmity and infinity; 
and the iame external, as time and place. Uranology is alfo either 
fpeculative or practical. Speculative Uranology confifts in the fimple 
knowledge of the heavens, either in whole or in part, and of their 
various principles and affections ; and to this purpofe it fpeaks of thefe 
things either mathematically or naturally. Mathematically, it treats 
of aftronomy, or uranometry, which is a fcience that points out the 
magnitude, meafure, and motion, of the heavens, and of the liars there- 
in; and naturally, it defines the qualities, motions, afpects, and opera- 
tions, of the heavenly bodies, and all the apparent and inienfible in- 
fluences. Practical Uranology is that fublime art, which, being, once 
perfectly known and rightly underflood, enables a man, by his ikill in 
the affections of the heavens and heavenly bodies, to unboibm the re- 
moteft traniadions of futurity, and to trace the myfterious and moft 
obicure operations of nature to their fource ; whence he defines the 
innate principles and virtues of all animal, vegetable, and mineral, fub- 
ftances, and points out their respective ufes, for the lafting profit and 
advantage of mankind. 

Having thus (hewn what the word Aftrology imports, and arranged its 
component parts by the rules of fcience, it will be leen that its colla- 
teral branches are fo exteniive and multitudinous, that moft men of any 

learning: 

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5* ANIL LUSTRATION 

learning or ingenuity at all, are fome way or other converfant in aftro- 
logy, without appearing to know it. But the perverfenefs of human 
nature is in this inftance moil ftrikingly vifible, lince it leads mankind 
to a choice of inferior fpeculations, whilft they utterly neglect an invefti- 
gation of thofe curious, indifcernable, infenfible, and impalpable, tracks 
of nature, which open to a field of unbounded information, calculated to 
reform the mind, and enlarge the underftanding ; and to extirpate the 
feeds of atheifm, by leading to, the mod fublime and heavenly contem- 
plations of a fupreme being. The common objections againft engaging 
in this elevated ftudy are equally abfurd and ridiculous ; but they pro- 
ceed only from thofe men who wilfully neglect, or obftinately periift in 
a difbelief of, nature's fecret and imperceptible works ; and yet her ope- 
rations are fo manifeft, and fo often confirmed by fatal experience, that 
it is aitoniihing mankind are not more frequently awakened by them. 
Thus we fee a man initantaneoufly taken off by a violent and feverim 
diftemper, and yet no one can poffibly conceive how or from what caufe 
it proceeds ; nor can the moft able phyfician, by any depth of medical (kill, 
point out its genuine caufe, fo as to (hew that another man under the 
fame (ymptoms (hall be feized with juft fuch another diforder. But 
look into the fick man's nativity, by the rules of Aftrology, and there 
you will moft apparently fee the root and caufe of his affliction : and 
hence we demonftrably prove, that it was not fo much the effect of 
catching cold, or of any accident, which brought on the malady, but 
the evil influence of fbme malignant afpect, that unperceived and unfuf- 
pecterl gave the fatal blow, while a cold, or fome trifling accident, were 
but mere instruments; for another man (hall have a worfe cold, and 
fcarcely find himfelf the leaft feverim, or expofed to danger. 

Thus we find Aftrology comprehends every operation that proceeds out 
of the maiter-wheel or frame of nature, and furnimes us with a know- 
ledge of the occult virtues of all earthly fubftances, and of the nature and 
end of every particle of God's creation ; and, to minds that can relim 
enjoyments fuperior to thofe of fenfe, nothing can furnim more noble 
and exalted pleafures than a contemplation and (tudy of thefe immenfe 
works ; while nothing furely can give greater proofs of an abject and 
contracted mind, than to be daily converfant with, and yet (lupidly in- 
fenfible of, the amazing miracles of nature. The fun, moon, and (tars, 
were not made by a wife and beneficent Creator, that the wonders of 
them mould open themfelves to eyes that fee not, or difplay their in- 
fluences unregarded to the incurious inhabitants of the earth. It was in- 
deed principally for the pleafure of him by whom all things exift, that 
they are and were created; who rejoice th in his works in furveying that 
ftructure which Omnipotence alone could raife; but they are likewife de- 

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iigned to communicate wifdom and happinefs, and intellectual and mo- 
ral improvement to mankind. And to him who is not barely latisficd 
with an external admiration of things, they will fugeeft fuch reflexions 
as will make him both wiier and better ; for at the lame time that they 
feaft his imagination, they will enlarge his underftanding, and meliorate 
his heart. Whatever part of the works of nature we caft our eyes upon, we 
ihall find imprinted therein ample leilbns of inftruction and improvement. 
Would we contemplate this inexpreflible greatnefs and majefty of God, let 
us look up and furvey the heavens, whicn are fpread over us like a cur- 
tain : they declare the glory of God, and jliew forth his handy work they vi(i- 
bly fhew it forth to the rude and illiterate; but the mind, which is fraught 
with this comprehensive ftudy, may for ever expand itfelf in the immen- 
fity of the profpect. Even the irrational and inanimate part of the crea- 
tion are held forth by the wifdom of God, to direct the beings- of rea- 
fon in the way that they mould go; and our Saviour in his parables de- 
fcends to the lifelefs emblems of feed fown, of the fig-tree, ajid of a 
{ingle grain of muftard-feed, to enlighten the underflanding of man- 
kind. Is it not then the duty of every rational creature to improve by 
this divine example, and, by a ftudy of that excellent part of aftrology 
called natural philofophy, to increafe our imperfect knowledge in the 
iubjects of creation ? Such knowledge as this lies open even to the way- 
faring man ; it grows in every field, and meets us in all our paths ; and, 
as it is moft important to be well underflood by the reader, before any 
material progrefs can be made in the aftrology of the heavens, I (hall con- 
clude theie obfervations with a fhort introduction to the ftudy of nature, 



No. 3. K A SUMMARY 



5 6 ANILLUSTRATION 

A SUMMARY VIEW of the W ORKS of ORE A TI ON, 
in the CONSTRUCTION of NATURE. 

NATURE is that which God has ordained emprefs over all the 
works of his creation, and over every part of the celeftial and 
terreftrial world. This world comprehends both the heaven and the 
earth, and is compounded of three feparate and diftinct parts, which 
are alfo called worlds, namely, an elementary world, which is the low- 
eft in dignity ; a celeftial world, wrncB is next above the elementary ; 
and an ethereal world, which is the higheft of all; and thefe three fmaller 
worlds make the one entire great world, or univerfe. In the order of 
nature, the all-wife and fupreme Being has ordained that every inferior 
Ihould be governed by its fuperior; and by this eternal decree the intel- 
lectual world actuates and governs the celeftial, which confifts of the fun, 
moon, and ftars, and all the hoft of heaven; and the celeftial world 
actuates and governs the elementary world, and all elementary bodies, 
whether animal, mineral, or vegetable. 

^ 

The elementary world is compofed of the four elements, fire, air, 
earth, and water, of which all things peculiar to the elementary world 
are generated ; but thefe elements, in the ftate we commonly find them, are 
not pure, but intermixed with each other; and they often change one into 
the other by nature, as fire turns into fmoke, and fmoke into air, and air 
into water, &c. Each of thefe elements has likewife two Ipecific qua- 
lities, viz. fire is hot and dry,_water is cold and moift, air is hot and 
moift, and the earth is cold and dry ; fo that fire is inimical to water, 
and air to the earth. Thefe elements alfo poflefs three efTential proper- 
ties inherent in themfelves, viz. air has motion, thinnefs, and darknefs, 
fire has motion, brightnefs, and thinnefs; water has motion, darknefs, 
and thicknefs, and earth hath darknefs, thicknefs, and quietnefs; fo that 
fire is twice more thin than air, thrice more moveable, and four times 
more bright; air is twice more bright, three times more thin, and four 
times more moveable, than water; water is twice more bright, thrice 
more thin, and four times more moveable, than earth ; as therefore fire is 
to air, fo is air to water, and water to earth ; and vice verfa, as earth is to 
water, fo is water to air, and air to fire. Three of thefe elements have 
motion, and are active; but the earth is fixed and paffive, and only fup- 
plies matter for the other elements to act upon ; for, as nothing can be 
produced unlefs matter be fubminiftered, ib of neceffity one element 
muft fubminifter that matter for the operation of the others. And no 
influence could be difpenfed by the heavens, unlefs there were elementary 

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bodies to receive their influence ; therefore every active principle mufl of 
necefiity be in motion, and every paflive principle muft be at reft. And 
accordingly, as the active elements find the earth that they act upon to be 
pure or impure, fb will the work be that is produced. The earth can 
bring forth nothing of itfelf, but is the womb or matrix into which the 
other elements diftil or project their feminal virtues ; and, in proportion 
as it is impregnated by their force and energy, it brings forth, according 
to the due courfe of nature. The earth alfo receives the celeftial rays and 
influences of all the heavenly bodies, as ordained by God, to be the ob- 
je61, fubject, and receptacle, of them; whereby it not only brings forth what 
is intended to be produced, but alfo multiplies what it receives, and fe- 
parates the good from the bad, and the pure from the impure. It like- 
wife contains the feed or feminal virtues of all elementary bodies, and hath 
a triplicity in itfelf, viz. mineral, animal, and vegetive. It is the com- 
mon fountain or mother from whence all things Ipring, whofe fruitful- 
nefs is produced by the three-fold operation of fire, air, and water. And 
as thefe elementary bodies poflefs mod: extraordinary qualities, it will be 
proper to confider each of them diftinctly, and to explain their feveral 
properties more at large. 

Fire, the firft active element, is an elaftic body, compofed ofinfinitely 
fmall particles, fearcely, if at all, adhering to each other ; and a body 
in motion. It is in effect the univerfal inftrument of all the motion and 
action in the univerfe; without fire, all bodies would become immovc- 
able, as in a fevere winter we actually fee our fluids become folid for want 
of it. Without fire a man would harden into a flatue, and the very air 
would cohere into a firm rigid mafs. Fire then is the fole caufc of all 
mutation or change ; for all mutation is by motion, and all motion by 
fire. Upon the abfence of only a certain degree of fire, all oils, fats, 
waters, wines, ales, fpirits of wine, vegetables, and animals, become 
hard, rigid, and inert; and the lefs the degree of fire, the fooner is this 
induration made. Hence, if there were the greateft degree of cold, and 
all fire was abfolutely taken away, all nature would grow into one con- 
crete body, folid as gold, and hard as diamond ; but upon the re-ap- 
plication of fire it would recover its former mobility. So that upon 
this one element of fire depends all fluidity of humours and juices; alfo 
all vegetation, putrefaction, fermentation, animal hneat, and a thoufand 
other things. Fire is in itfelf but one, though it centres in divers places. 
It centres in the Jieavens, and is boundlefs, where it guards and pre- 
ferves nature, and enlivens all the creatiqn, giving life, light, and mo- 
tion to all creatures, and ftirs them up to fecundity and fruitfulnefs. It 
centres alfo in the earth, where it generates metals, minerals, and ftones; 
and, by joining itfelf with the beams of the celeftial fun and moon, pro- 
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S3 AN ILLUSTRATION 

duccs vegetation upon the furface of the earth. It occafions that heat 
,we ibmetimes obferve in fprings and fountains; and imparts a principle 
of its own into whatever it produces; fo that whatibever retains life 
retains it by virtue of its own inclofed heat ; and, whenever this is exhaufted 
or extinguiflied, it perimes and dies. And, as water purgetb, cleanfeth, 
and diflblveth all things that are not fixed, fo fire purgeth and perfected* 
all things that are fixed; and, as water conjoins all things that are dif- 
folved, fo fire feparates all things that are conjoined; it caufes all feeds 
to grow and ripen ; and, when they are ripe, it expels them by the fperm 
into divers places of the earth ; and as the fituation and temperature of 
thefe places are, whether hot or cold, moid or dry, pure or impure, fo 
will the diverfity of things be both in the bowels and upon the furface of 
the earth. But, amongft all the wonderful properties of fire, there are 
none more extraordinary than this, that, though it is the principal caufe 
of almoft all the fenfible effects that continually fall under our obferva- 
tion, yet it is in itfelf of fo infinitely a fubtle nature, that it baffles or de- 
.feats our moft fagacious enquiries, nor ever comes within the cognizance 
,qf our fenfes. 

Fire may be divided into thrge kinds or fpec ; es, viz. celeftial, fubterra- 
>raneous, and culinary. Celeftial fire is that which is peculiar to the celeftial 
regions, where it exifts in the greateft purity and perfection, unmixed 
with fmoke, or any of that grofs, feculent, or terreftrial, matter, found in 
culinary and fubterranean fire? but, allowing for this difference, the effects 
of the celeftial fire appear to be the fame as thofe of the culinary. Sub- 
terraneous fire is that which manifefts itfelf in fiery eruptions of the earth, 
volcanoes, or burning mountains, and is always found in the more central 
parts of the earth, and often in mines and coal-pits. Culinary fire is that 
which we employ in all chemical operations, and in the common occafions 
of life. To afcertain the force and power of fire, the learned Boerhaave 
made innumerable curious experiments, which enabled him to divide it 
into fix degrees. The firft degree is that by which nature performs the 
office of vegetation in plants, and by which chemiftry imitates and does 
the like. This commences from the higheft degree of cold, which in 
Fahrenheit's thermometer is denoted by one, and ends at eighty degrees; 
fince in this whole interval vegetables of one kind or other give indication 
of life and growth; fo that, if all plants be examined by the degrees of 
heat contained within thefe limits, we (hall find all of them come to ma- 
turity in one or other of thefe intermediate degrees. This heat is fuited 
to extract the native fpirits of odoriferous vegetables with oils, as that 
of rofes, jeflamin, and the like. Thus the fragrant fcent of rofes may be 
communicated to oil, by putting the inodorous and infipid oil of olives in 
a tall clean chemical glafs, and digefting it in a heat of fifty-fix degrees, 

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OFASTROLOGY. 59 

with the moft fragrant rofes, gathered juft as they are opening in a morn- 
ing ; the Application of a fimilar degree of heat would alfo impregnate 
alcohol with the pureft fpirit of fafFron. The iecond degree of fire may 
be accounted that of the human body, in a healthy ftate. This degree is 
always greater than that of tht *nbicnt air, and may be fuppoled to 
commence at the 4Oth degree of the thermometer, and end about the 
94th. Within this compals animals may live and liibfift, that is, if their 
juices be of any degree of heat within thcie bounds. The eggs of infects 
lubfift unhurt during hard winters, and hatch in the fucceeding fpring. 
Fifties, botli of the lea and of rivers, live in water which is only thirty- 
four degrees warm; and fifties that have lungs, and all relpiring animals 
in a ftate of health, communicate to their humours a warmth of ninety-two 
degrees; and therefore' the utmoft limits of this degree are fixed at thirty- 
three and ninety-four. Within the compafs of this heat are included the 
vital actions of animals, the fermentation of vegetables, and the putre- 
faction both of vegetables and animals; and likewifc the generation, 
breeding, hatching, birth, and nutrition, of animals. This degree is alfo 
employed by chemifts to prepare elixirs, volatile alkaline falts, and tinc- 
tures. The third degree of fire is that which extends from ninety-four 
degrees of the thermometer to 212, at which laft, water ufuall ' boils. 
This degree is required in the diftillation of fimple and compound wa- 
ters, the eflential oils of vegetables; and will coagulate or confolidate 
the ferum, blood, and other animal juices, and conlequently deftroy life. 
TJje fourth degree of heat may be reckoned from the degree 212 to 600 ; 
within which limits all oils, faline lixivia, mercury, and oil of vitriol, are 
diftilled ; lead and tin will alfo melt and mix together. The oils, falts, 
and laponaceous juices, of animals and vegetables, are rendered volatile and 
acrid, and become more or lefs alcalelcent; their folid parts are calcined 
and lofe their diftinguifhing qualities and proper virtues; and with this 
degree of fire, foffil fulphur and ial ammoniac are fublimed. The fifth 
degree is that wherein the other metals melt, and which commences from 
fix hundred degrees of the thermometer, and ends where iron is held in a 
flate of fuiion. In this degree moft bodies are destroyed ; but glafs, gold, 
filver, copper, and iron, remain long unchanged ; all other fixed bodies 
STOW red hot in this decree, and all the unvitrifiable flones are calcined. 

O * 

The fixth and higheft degree of fire hitherto known, is that of the burn- 
ings lens, or fpeeuhm, by M. Villette, Tfchirnhaufen, ButFon, and others. 
The focus of thefe lenles will even volatilize what is called the metalline 
or mercurial part of gold, and vitrify the more terreftrial. The utmoft 
degree of fire is the vitrification of fixed bodies, which the ancient magi, 
or the aftrologers of the eaft, dilcovered; and they predicted the final 
end of the world by fire, and its mutation into transparent glafs.*. 

* See Boerhaave's Chemiftry, vol. i. part 2. Mufchenbroeks's intro^. ad Phil. Nat. torn. ii. 
cap. xviii. Pritftley's Exp. and Obf. vol. i. p. 282, &c. Franklin's Letters and Papers OB 
Philofophical Subjects, p. 412, &c. Chambers's Cyclop, vol. ii. Art. Fire. 

No. 3. L Air 



60 

Air is the next active element that engages our attention, and it is di- 
vided into proper or elementary, and common or heterogeneous. Elementary 
air, properly ib called, is a fubtile, homogeneous, elailic, matter; the balis 
or fundamental ingredient of common air, and that which gives it the 
denomination. It likewiie enters into the competition of moil or perhaps 
all bodies, and exiits in them under a folid form, deprived of its ela(~ 
ticity, and moil of its diilinguiming properties, and ferving as the ce- 
ment and univerfal bond of nature; but capable, by certain procelTes, 
of being difeno-aged from them, recovering its elaflicitv, and refembling 

O O O ' ^ O _ ' O 

the air of our atmofphere. The peculiar nature of this aerial matter we 
know but little of; what authors have advanced concerning it being 
chiefly conjectural. We have no way of altogether feparating it from the 
other matter, with which, in its pure ft flate, it is more oriels combined, 
and confecjuently no way of afcertaining, with fatisfaclory evidence, its 
peculiar properties, abflracledly from thofe of other bodies. Philofophers, 
both ancient and modern, maintain, with great plaufibility, that it is the 
fame with the pure ether, or that fine, fluid, active, matter, dirTuled through 
the whole expanfe of the celeilial regions, and ^of the interior heavens ; 
and it is fuppofed to be a body fui generis, ingenerable, incorruptible, im- 
mutable, prefent in all places and in all bodies. 

Common or heterogeneous air, is a coalition of corpufcles of various 
kinds, which together conilitute one common mafs, wherein we live and 
move, and which we are continually receiving and expelling by relpiration. 
The whole aflemblage of this makes what we call the atmofphere; and, 
where this air or atmofphere ends, there the pure ether is fuppofed to 
commence, which is diilinguimed from air, by its not making any fenli- 
ble refraction of the rays of light, as air does. This common air, fays 
the ingenious Mr. Boyle, is the moil heterogeneous body in the univerfe ; 
and Boerhaave mews it to be an univerfal chaos, or colluvies, of all kinds 
of created bodies. Betides 'the matter of light or fire which continually 
flows into it from the heavenly bodies, and probably the magnetic effluvia 
of the earth, whatever fire can volatilize is found in the air. Hence the 
whole foffil kingdom muil be found in it ; for all of that tribe, as falts, 
fulphurs, flones, and metals, are convertable into fume, and thus capable 
of being rendered part of the air. Gold itfelf, the moil fixed of all na- 
tural bodies, is found to adhere clofe to the fulphur in mines; and thus to 
be raifed along with it. Sulphurs alfb make a confiderable ingredient of 
the air, on account of the many volcanoes, grottos, caverns, arrd other 
fpiracles, chiefly affording that mineral, difperied through the globe. All 
parts of the animal kingdom muil alfo be in the air;' for, bcfide the co- 
pious effluvia continually emitted from their bodies, by the vital heat, in 
the ordinary proceis of perfpiration, by means of which an animal in the 

courfe 







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Pi'dlnts it) Ver. a 



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OFASTROLOGY. 61 

courfe of its duration, impregnates the air with many times the quantity 
of its own body ; we find that any animal when dead, being expofed to 
the air, is in a certain time wholly incorporated with it.* As to vegeta- 
bles, none of that clats can be wanting in the contribution of their effluvia 
to the common air, iince we know that all vegetables, by putrefaction, 
become volatile. The aflbciations, feparations, attritions, diflolutions, 
and other operations of one fort of matter upon another, may likewife be 
coniidered as iburces of numerous other neutral or anonymous bodies, un- 
known to the moft inquifitive naturalift. Thus air is one of the moft con- 

* This fa<fl is proved in a very ftrikinj* manner, by an extraordinary effect produced by thofd 
dead bodies, after they became filled with air, which were unfortunately drowned in the Royal 
George at Spithead, on the igth of Auguft, ijli. This (hip was heeled on her fide for the 
purpofe of fome repair, when the water ruftied into her lower port-holes, and funk her almofl 
inftantaneoufly. She went down in fourteen fathom water, and fell upon her fide, as was evi- 
dent from her top-marts, which remained above the water in an inclined direction. A confi- 
derable time after this fatal accident, flic fuddenly righted, and her marts became nearly perpen- 
dicular. No one could account for this extraordinary tranfa&ion, which was effected without 
any apparent caufe; and it remained for fome time a circumftance equally aftonifliing and inex- 
plicable. At length fome very able anonymous writer publiftied the following ingenious and correct 
lolution of it. 

" By the mufter-roll of this unfortunate (hip, it appears that 495 fouls perifhed between her 
14 decks ; and, as the bodies had no way to efcape, they of courle remained in that fituation. 
x Now all bodies in a ftate of putrefaction ferment, and this fermentation generates large quan- 
" cities of air, fo that a putrefying carcafe, inflated by the generation of air, expands itlelf to a 
14 f.ze far exceeding its original bulk, and becomes lighter than water in a very high degree; and 
14 will confequently be prefled upwards towards the furface, with a power equal to the weight 
*' of a quantity of water Adequate in bulk to the inflated carcafe; and would rife immediately 
t4 to the furface in a perpendicular line, if not obftrufted in its paflage. Now it is obvious 
*' that the 495 carcafe?, which lay between the decks unril fermentation and putrefaction 
*' commenced, would rife as foon as the generated air rendered them fpecifically lighter than 
t4 fea water : and, as fermentation increafed their bulk, they would by their expanfion, remove a 
cl quantity of water from between the decks, on the lowcft fide of the fhip (to which by their 
*' gravity they would naturally incline when their breath firft left them) equal to their increafed bulk ; 
C4 and, being then aled upon by the upper preflure of the water, would exert againft the under- 
11 part of the decks, immediately over them, a power likewife equal to fuch weight of water as 
<4 equals their increafed bulk. The heavieft fide of the fliip, being thus firft lightened by the 
" di (placing fo large a quantity of water, and exchanging it for air; and then aled upon by the 
14 preflure of the water upwards againft the under fide of the inflated carcafes, lifting hard againft 
" the decks on or beneath the centre of the fliip; and farther by the preflure of the water upwards, 
14 againft the under fide of the hulls, mafts, &c. together with the counterpoife of a large weight 
" of water between decks, on the higheft fide; would caufe her to be nearly in equilibrio; 
" and conlequently, the firft ftrong tide (as was the cafe) would fwing her on her keel, and 
" right her. 

1 To fliew that 495 bloated carcafes might have power fufficient to produce fo ftrange a phe- 

14 nomenon, let us luppofe each carcafe at that time equal to a twenty-gallon cafk, and it could 

' be no Ids, for, when in a ftate of putrefaction, not only the abdomen and thorax, but even the 

' fmalldl veflel in the human frame, becomes inflated by the vapour generated in fermentation ; 

u fo that the limbs fwell to the extremities, and become buoyant, which makes the eftimate of twenty 

" gallons per carcafe lefs perhaps than the truth. 

' Then 495 the number of carcafes fuppofed to have remained between the 
20 4< decks, being multiplied by 20, the number of gallons increafed 
252)9900(10 " in each carcafe, which divided by 252, the number of gallons 
-^ " contained in a ton liquid mealure, quotes 39 tons 72 gallons, 
44 which multiplied by t, to anfwer the treble power, make 
_ "near 118 tons; a difference of Weight between the two 
72 " fides fully fufficient, with the affiftance of a fprifig tide, to 
3 4t lift the (hip to a balance, which the tide, though ever fo 

317 Tons, 3 hhds. ^^ gal. " ftrong, could not have effected without it." 

fiderablc 




6& ANIL LUSTRATION 

fiderable and univerfal agents in all nature, being concerned in the prefer- 
vation of life and the production of moil of the phenomena relating to 
this world. Its properties and effects, including a great part of the re- 
fearches and dilcoveries of the modern philofophers, have in confiderable 
degree been reduced to precife laws and demonstrations; in which form 
they make a very extentive and important branch of the mixed mathe- 
tics, called Pneumatics; for a more perfect knowledge of which, I beg 
leave to recommend the carious reader to Dr. Prieftley's invaluable Ex- 
periments and Obfervations on different kinds of Air. But I mall juft 
obferve further, that to the preffure of air we are to attribute the cohe- 
rence of the parts of bodies. Breathing too, on which depends animal 
life, is owing to the preilure and fpring of the air ; and to the fame 
caufe may be attributed the production of fire and flame, as appears from 
the fudden extinction of fire when deprived of air. It is likewife nece- 
fary for the existence and propagation of founds, for the germination and 
growth of plants, for conveying a]l the variety of fmells, and for re- 
ceiving and tranfmitting the rays and influences of the celeftial world to 
the terreftrial. 'f Air a6ls upon all bodies by its common properties of 
weight and elafHcity, and by the peculiar virtues of the ingredients where- 
of it is compofed. Thefe properties of weight and elasticity in the air, 
when engendered in large quantities in the bowels of the earth, and 
heated by the Subterranean fire, occafion earthquakes, and other vehe- 
ment commotions of nature. And by fome late experiments of M. de la 
Hire, it is found that a certain quantity of condenled air, if heated to a 
degree equal to that of boiling water, will produce an explofion fuffi- 
cient to tear afunder the folid globe. By means of a corroding acid, air 
dhTolves iron and copper, unlefs well defended by oil; even gold in the 
chemift's laboratory, when the air is impregnated with the. effluvia of aqua 
regia, contracts a ruSt like other bodies. It fixes volatile bodies, and vo- 
latilizes thofe which are fixed. From the different effluviae diffuicd 
through the air, proceed a variety of effects. Near mines of copper, it 
will difcolour Silver and brafs; and in London, where the air abounds 
with acid and corrofive particles, metalline utenfils ruSt much fooner than 
in the country. Stones alfo undergo the changes incident to metals. 
Thus Purbeck Stone, of which Salilbury cathedral is built, is obferved 
to become gradually fofter, and to moulder away in the air ; and Mr. 
Boyle gives the fame account of Blackington {tone. It is very difficult 
to obtain oil of fulphur in a clear dry air, as its parts are then more ready 
to evaporate; but in a moiSt cloudy air it may be obtained in abundance, 
falts melt moSt readily in cloudy weather ; and feparations proceed beSt 
in the fame State of the air. If pure wine be carried into a place where the 
air is full of the fumes of wine then fermenting, it will begin to ferment 
afre/h. The wholefomenefs and unwholefomeneis of air, is certainly 



owing 



OFASTROLOGY. 63 

owing to the different effluvia with which it abounds. The beft air is to 
be found in' open champaign countries, where the foil is dry, and f[ 
tatuoufly produces wild thyme, wild marjoram, and the like fueet- 
icented plants. The morning air is more refreshing than that of the even- 
Jiing, and air agitated with breezes than that which is fcrcnc and fiill. 
As good air contributes greatly to health, fo that which is bad or in- 
ious is no lefs prejudicial to it, as is evident in -contagious diieafes, 
plagues, murrains, and other mortalities, which are fprcadby an infc 
air. But this infeclcd air may be corrected, and the body prefer ved from 
its fatal efteds, by the effluvia of aromatic and ftrong-fcented herbs and 
flowers. From observations on bleeding in rheumatifms, and after tak- 
ing cold, it is evident the air can enter with all its qualities, and vitiate 
the whole texture of the blood, 4 and other juices. From palfies, verti- 
goes, and other nervous affections, caufed by damps, mines, &c. it is 
evident that air thus qualified, can relax and obftru6t the whole nervous- 
fyftem. And from the cholics, fluxes, coughs, and confumptions, pro- 
duced by damp, moift, and nitrous air, it is evident it can corrupt and 
ipoil the noble organs of the whole human ftruclure. ^Thus air is an 
inftrument which nature is univerfally applying in all her works, con- 
lequently a knowledge of its properties feems highly neceflary not only 
to the chemift and phyfician, but to the philofopher and divine. 

Water, the third active element, is the menftruum of the world, and 
is of two kinds; firft, Pure Water, which is a limpid colourlefs li- 
quor, without fmell or tafte, fimple and volatile, and is peculiar to the 
cele&ial regions. Secondly, Grofs Water, which is a pellucid fluid, con. 
vcrtible into ice by cold, naturally pervading the ftrata of the earth, and 
flowing on its furface, and with the body of the earth, conftitutes the 
terraqueous globe. The figure of the component parts of water appears 
to be fmooth and Spherical, like thofe of quickfilver ; whence it becomes 
extremely moveable and penetrating. Thus it readily enters the pores of 
wood, leather, Ikins, chords, and mufical firings, and is capable of 
moving and agitating particles of matter lefs active than itfelfyand ib 
proves the more immediate phyfical agent of fermentation, putrefaction, 
Solution, and the like; and thus it alfo conveys earthy and laline matter 
through filtres of paper, ftone, &c. and even raiies Some proportion of 
them in diftillations. Its particles appear to be extremely minute, and 
fo have a large fhare of furface. Hence water is admirably fitted for a 

For more on this important fubje<3, fee Halcs's Veget. Stat. ch. vi. Sir Ifaac Newton's 
Optics, Qu. 31. p. 371, 372. Buffon's Hift. Nat. Supp. vol. i. M. dela Hire, Mem. de 1'Acad. 
An. 1703. Phil. Trail!', vol. Ivi. p. 152, &c. Bacon, Noy. Organ, lib. ii. app. 13. Lavoifier's 
Phyfical and Chemical EfTays, vol. i. Black's EfT. and Obf. Phyf. a.id Liter, vol. ii. Chamb, 
Cyclop. Art. Airy and the ingenious Dr. Prieftley's Exp. and Obf. vol. i. p. 71. vol. iii. p. 7?. 

No. 3. M iblvent,. 



64 ANILLUSTRATION 

folvent, or for readily entering the pores of falts, and coming into full 
contact with all their particles; and thus it will pafs where air cannot, on. 
account of its moifture, or lubricating power, whereby it faftens muci- 
laginous matters, and will therefore foak through the clofe pores of a 
bladder. NLt penetrates the atmofphere very copioufly, by means of the 
continual diftillations of the ocean and rivers, raifed up by the heat of 
the central fun, and draws along with it a warm uncluous vapour, which 
caufes a natural generation of whatever the earth, as a matrix, is impreg- 
nated with. Water always contains an earthy fubftance, and is found in 
the hardeir. bodies, and in the drieft air. It is the proper menftruum 
of falts, and, by the readinefs with which it imbibes the different 
kinds of air, is eafily rendered, by a lately-difcovered chemical procefs, to 
poflefs the fame qualities and virtues as the moll: efteemed mineral waters 
hitherto diicovered. x Water is alfo as infinite ufe in all the works both 
of nature and art, as without it there could be no generation, nutri- 
tion, or accretion, performed in any of the animal, vegetable, mine- 
ral, marine, or atmofpherical, regions. The blood could not flow in the 
veins, the fap in the vefiels of vegetables, nor the particles of minerals 
concrete and grow together, without water. It is this that makes the 
largeft part of our blood, our drink, and other aliments. There could 
be no corruption, fermentation, or dilTolution, carried on without it; no 
brewing, no diftilling, no wines, no vinegar, no fpirits, made without 
it.w- We alfo meet with water under an infinite variety of forms and in an 
infinite variety of bodies, as that of air, vapour, clouds, mow, hail, ice, 
fap, wines, blood, flefh, bone, horn, ftone, and other bodies, through 
all which it feems to pafs unaltered, as an agent or inurnment that fuf- 
fers no alteration by re-aclion, but remains .capable of reluming the form 
of water again upon any occafion. In its own common ftate, water ap- 
pears to be a combination of all the elements together, as containing a 
quantity of fire, which keeps it fluid ; a quantity of air, and a quantity 
of earth; whence it is not at all furprifing, that water alone, as it appears 
to the fenfes, mould fuffice for vegetation in {bme cafes, where little 
earth is wanted, or for fupporting animal and mineral life, where no great 
degree of nutriment is required ; and hence it proves a glue or cement to 
fome bodies, and a folvent to others; thus it confolidates brick, platter 
of Paris, ftone, bone, and the like; but diflblves falts and fubtile earth 
jroaching to falts, and becomes the inflrumental caufe of their action, 
'ater alfo conveys nourifhment, or a more fixed and folid matter, to the 
parts of vegetables, where having depofited it, the finer fluid perfpires 
into the atmofphere, which gives us the phyfical caufe of the dampnefs and 
unwholefomenefs of woody countries, as they remarkably find in America. 
For all large vegetables act after the manner of forcing-pumps, continu- 
ally drawing in large quantities of water at their roots, and difcharging' 




OFASTROLOGY. 65 

it at their leaves; which intimates a method of collecling water iti dry 
countries, and likewife of making fait water frefh. It is allb obferva- ' 
ble, that water in paflmg through plants, after having depofited its more 
terreftrial part, does not always go off pure, but impregnated with the 
finer effluv ia, or more fubtile particles, of the vegetables ; thus making an 
atmolphere around every plant according to its nature, odoriferous or 
otherwise, which lupplies us with a rule for procuring the odoriferous 
waters of vegetables by diftillation. But the particles, not fine enough 
to go off thus along with the water, are left behind upon the furface' of 
the leaves and flowers of plants, being now thickened or ftrained from 
their moifter parts, and remaining in the form of honey, manna, gums, 
or baliams, according to the nature of the vegetable. And hence we 
deduce the phyfical caufe why plants prove more odoriferous and fweet 
when the air is both warm and moift, as is the cafe immediately after a 
fummer mower. Water is likewiie of the utmoft ufe in divers of 
the mechanical arts and occafions of life, as in the motion of mills, 
engines, fountains, and all other machines which act by the -j- laws of 
Hydroftatics. 

The fourth element, which is paffive and fixed, is Earth, and confifts 
of a fimple, dry, and cold, fubftance; and is an ingredient in the compo- 
iition of all natural bodies. It muft be obferved, that pure native earth 
is a very different matter from the earth whereon we tread; and this pure 
earth is fuppofed to be the bafis or fubftratum of all bodies, and that 
wherein the other principles refide. It is all that is folid in an animal 
or vegetable body, all the real vafcular parts, the reft being juices. (This 
earth may be found in and feparated from all animal and vegetable fub- 
ftances, and is the fame in all, and is the bafis of all. It remains after 
the feparation of the other principles by chemiftry, from all animal and 
vegetable fubftances, and neither coheres together, nor fuiFers any change 
in the fire. The aJTay_ers acknowledge no difference between the earth 
of animals and vegetables, but make their tefts for the niceft ufes equally 
of both. If water be poured upon this earth, it acquires fome degree of 
tenacity, fo as to become capable of being formed into veflels; but, if oil 
be added, it coheres into a much ftronger and more compact mafs; hence 
it appears that oil and earth are the principles which give confiftence and 
tenacity to plants. This oil, as well as this earth, feems the fame in all, 
and pofleffes nothing of the poilbnous or medicinal virtues of the plant 
or whatever it is extracted from; they being all feparable by decoclion, 
diftillation, and other precedes of that kind, and never remains either in 

f For the further properties and cffbtf s of Water, fee Defa<j. Exp. Phil. vol. ii. Cotes's 
Hyd. and Pneum. Le&ures. Phil. Tranf. No. 20^, 2*0, 337. t erguibn's Lefturcs, {.to. p. 68, 
&c. Chamb, Cyclop, Art, Water, Fluids, Hyd, c, 

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66 AN ILLUSTRATION 

the earth, or in this connecting oil. Long drying will diveft plants of al . 
their virtues; fo that nothing but thefe principles (hall remain in them 
and thefe giving folidity and figure, preferve the plant in its former ap- 
pearance; but thefe only remaining, it pofTefFes none of its virtues. 
This pure earth may be procured by drawing off the fpirit, fulphur, 
phlegm, and falts of wine; and what remains will be a taftelefs, Icent- 
lefs, dufty, matter, not capable of being railed by diftillation, or dif- 
folved by folution, but will preferve the fame ftate and form even in the fire ; 
and this is called pure earth, or caput mortuum. It may alfo be obtained 
. pure and unmixed from the common clafs of vegetables and other bodies, 
by letting the remaining mafs, after diftillation, be thoroughly calcined, 
then boiled in feveral waters to get out all its fait, and after this dried 
in a clear fire, or in the fun; and this dried mafs will be pure ^ earth. 
Thus, from the different qualities and operations of the four elements 
upon one another, we may obferve, that the fire preferves the earth 
from being overwhelmed or deftroyed by water; the air preferves the fire, 
that it be not extinguimed ; and the water preferves the earth, that it be 
not burnt; but, if either of thefe active elements were to become predo- 
minant in any great degree, the world would be deftroyed; as was the 
cafe at the time of the deluge, by the predominancy of water. 

Of thefe four elements the whole terreftrial world is compofed, with 
all its productions and appendages; and over thefe Man hath the do- 
minion, as God's vicegerent upon earth, being compounded of the moft, 
perfect and noble part of earthly matter, and formed after God's own 
image and likenefs. Hence Man is called the Microcofm, from /xf., 
little and X o7M&>, world, literally fignifying, the little world, which is ap- 
plied to Man, by way of eminence, as being an epitome of all that is ex- 
cellent and wonderful in Nature. If we attentively confider the ftructure 
and faculties of man, we mail clearly perceive his exiftence upon earth, 
in a character fubordinate to that of angels, is only intended by the Deity 
for a ftate of probation; and as this corporeal life mall terminate, either 
in acts of piety, or profanenefs, fo mail follow the retributions of an im- 
partial and juft Judge, in a future ftate of everlafting duration. Man is 
compofed of three diftinct eflences, Spirit, Soul, and body ; as St. Paul 
evinces when he fays, Let your Spirits, Souls, and Bodies, be kept blame- 
lefs at the coming of the Lord Jefus Chrift. And thefe three eflences are 
compounded of the three fmaller worlds; the Soul of Man is formed of the 
ethereal world; the Spirit, of the celeftial world; and the Body, of the 
elementary world. Hence is deducible the influences of the fun, moon r 

J For more on this fubje&, fee Boerhaave's Chemifl. partii. p. 21. Shaw's Le&ures, p. 151, 
Phil. Tranf. No. 3. Hill's Hift. of Fof&ls. Linn, Syft. Nat. torn. iii. 1770. Da Cpfta's Foflils, 
p. 119, &c. S wed. Mem. 1760* 

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OFASTROLOGY. 67 

and ftars upou Man's body, becaufe he hath a microcofmical fun, moon, 
and frars, within himfclf, that bear a fympathy with the celeftial bodies, 
and in the centre of which fhines the divine Spirit. For the fcnfual ce- 
Icfiial part of man, is that whereby we move, fee, feel, tafte, and fmell, 
and have a commerce with all material objects ; and through thefe the 
influences of the divine nature are conveyed to the more refined and 
ienlible organs. This celeftial fpirit actuates and influences the elemen- 
tary eflence, and ftirs it up to the propagation of its like, and to every other 
purpofe for which nature deiigned it. And this fpirit is even difcoverable 
in herbs and flowers, which open when the fun riles, and dote when he 
lets; which motion is produced by the fpirit being ienlible of the approach 
and departure of the fun's influence. Next to thefe, in man, fhines that 
pure, ethereal, angelic part, called the rational foul; which is a divine 
light or ftream flowing immediately from the Great Creator, uniting 
man with God, and raifing him above all other parts of animated na- 
ture. This foul, when once it enters the body, runs parallel with 
eternity; and joins in with the celeftial fpirit, through the fphere of the 
planets; and is conducted by divine genii to an hypoftatical union 
with the elementary body; fo that there exift two a6tive principles in 
the body of man, to one paflive; and, as the Superior Rulers in the celef- 
tial. world are fituated at the time of man' nativity, fo will his cor.fr.i- 
tution and difpofition be framed. And here we derive the caufe of all 
thofe aftonifhing variations of temper, difpoiition, and conflitution, which 
are not only peculiar to different fubjecls, but even to one and the fame 
perfon; for every one will bear a tefiimony of this facl, that we find our- 
felves lometimes cheerful, and at other times melancholy, to-day in perfect 
health, and to-morrow in pain and anguith; this hour compofed, affa- 
ble, and complacent, and the next auftere, petulant, and peremptory; 
and thefe contrarieties are evidently produced by the continual refinance 
and oppofition of the four elements in man's body, which alternately dif- 
pofe him to the various affections difcoverable in human nature. The 
caufe of this is deduced from the natural enmity of the elementary mat- 
ier, viz. heat and cold, drynefs and moiflure; each of which occa- 
fionally predominates in man's body, according to the motion ami influ- 
ence of thole heavenly bodies, that rule, govern, and modify, the operation 
of the four elements, in and upon every terreftrial iuhftaiice. Thus it is 
evident, that the undemanding and intellectual faculties of man are form- 
ed of the ethereal world ; the fenfitive powers of life and aclion are derived 
from the celcltial world ; and the grote and corruptible part, the flefh and 
blood, confute of the elementary world; which are all lubordinate the 
one to the other. Under this idea of the workmanfhip and conftruclion 
of man, Job exclaimed, that he was fearfully and wonderfully made; 
in pofTefruig the three- fold eflences of fpirit, loul, and body. 
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68 ANILLU,STRATION 

Sceptical and atheiftical writers, indeed, have attempted to overturn this 
fyftem of nature in the conftruclion of man, by denying the immortality 
of the foul, and a future diftribution of rewards and punishments; con- 
tending that the foul is an indiviiible part of the body, and has its diilb- 
lution in the common courfe of mortality. But thefe tenets are fo ex- 
tremely abfurd, fo vague, and fo cleftitute of evidence, that the rational 
mind is at a lofs to conceive how Inch an inconiiftent doclrine could have 
ever been broached; for, the fame philosophical reafoning that enables us 
to define the nature and exiftence of the body, will likewife prove the 
nature and exiftence of the foul. It is only from the primary or effential 
qualities of body, its extenfion, and folidity, that we form any idea of 
it ; and why may we not form the complex idea of a foul or fpirit, from 
the operations of thinking, underftanding, willing, and the like, which 
are experiments in ourfelves? This idea of an immaterial fubftance, is as 
clear as that we have of a material one; for, though the notion of imma- 
terial iubftances may be attended with difficulties, we have no more 
reafon to deny or doubt of its truth, than we have to deny or doubt 
of the exiftence of the body. That the foul is an immaterial fub- 
ftance, appears from hence that the primary operations of willing and 
thinking, are not only unconnected with the known properties of body, 
but feem plainly inconiiftent with fome of its moft efTential qualities. 
For the mind not only difcovers no relation between thinking and the 
motion and arrangement of parts, but it likewife perceives, that confciouf- 
^jefs, a fimple acl, can never proceed from a compounded fubftance ca- 
pable of being divided into many parts. To illuftrate this, let us only 
fuppofe a fyftem of matter endowed with thought; then, either all the 
parts of which this fyftem confifts muft think, which would make it 
not one, but a multitude of diftincl confcious beings; or its power of 
thinking muft arife from the connection of the parts one with another, 
their motion, and difpoiition, which, all taken together, contribute to the 
production of thought. But it is evident, that the motion of parts, and 
the manner of combining them, can produce nothing but an artful ftruc- 
ture, and various modes of motion. Hence all machines, however art- 
fully their parts are put together, and however complicated their ftruc- 
ture, though we conceive innumerable different motions, varioufly com- 
bined, and running -one into another with an endlefs variety, yet ne- 
ver produce any thing but figure and motion. If a clock, or watch, tells 
the hour and minute of the day, it is only by the motion of the different 
hands, pointing fucceflively at the different figures marked upon the 
hour-plate for that purpoie. We never imagine this to be effect of 
thought or intelligence, nor conceive it poffible, by any refinement of 
ftru6ture, fo to improve the compofition, as that it mall become capable 
of knowledge and confcioufncfs; and the reafon is plainly this, that 

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OFASTROLOGY. 69 

thought being fomcthing altogether different from motion and figure, 
without the leaft' connection between them, it can never be fuppofcd to 
refult from them. This then being evident, that intelligence cannot 
arife from an union or combination of unintelligent parts; if we fuppofe 
it to belong to any fyftcm of matter, we muft neceflarily attribute it to 
all the parts of which that fyftem is compofed; whereby, inftead of one, 
we fliall, as was before obferved, have a multitude of diftincl confcious 
beings. And becaute matter, how far foever we purfue the minutenefs 
of its parts, is ftill capable of repeated divilions, even to infinity, it is 
plain that this abiurdity will follow us through nil the fuppofitions that 
make thought inherent in a material fubftance. Wherefore, as confci- 
oufnefs is incompatible with the cohefion of folid fe parable parts, we are 
neceflarily led to place it in fome other fubftance of diftincl: nature and 
properties and this fubftance we caliy/>/>/>, which is altogether diftinct 
from body, nay, and commonly placed in oppofition to it ; for which 
reafon, the beings of this clafs are called immaterial ; a word that im- 
plies nothing of their true nature, but merely denotes its contrariety to 
that of matter, or material fubftances. 

As to the immortality of the human foul, the arguments to prove it 
may be reduced to the following heads: Firft, The nature of the foul 
itielf, its defires, fenfe of moral good and evil, and gradual increafe of 
knowledge and perfection ; and fecondly, The moral attributes of God. 
Under the former of thele coniiderations, it is apparent that the foul, be- 
ing an immaterial intelligent fubftance, as has been already proved, does 
not depend upon the body for its exiftence; and therefore may, and ab- 
iblutely muft, exift after the body, unlels annihilated by the fame power 
which gave it a being at firft, which is not to be fuppofed, iince there are 
no inftances of annihilation in nature. This argument, efpecially if the 
infinite capacity of the ioul, its ftrong defire after immortality, its ra- 
tional activity and advancement towards perfection, be likewifeconfidered, 
will appear perfectly conclufive to men of a philosophical turn; becaule 
nature, or rather the God of nature, does nothing in vain. But argu- 
ments drawn from the moral attributes of the Deity are not only better 
adapted to convince men unacquainted with abftracl reafoning, but equally 
certain and conclufive with the former; for, as the juftice of God can 
never fuffer the wicked to efcape unpunifhed, nor the good to remain 
always urewarded; therefore arguments drawn from the manifeft and 
continual profperity of the wicked, and the frequent misfortunes and un- 
happinefs of good and virtuous men, in this life, muft convince e 
thinking perfon, that there is a future ftate wherein all will be fit right, 
and God's attributes of vvifdom, goodnefs, and juftice, fully vindicated. 
Had the religious and confcientious part of mankind no hopes of a future 
ftate, they would be of all men the moft miferable; but, as this is ablb- 

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70 A N I L L U S T R A T I O N 

lutely inconfiftent with the moral character of the Deity, the certainty 
of fuch a ftate is clear to a demonftration. 

Thus far we have confidered the elementary world, which is the loweft 
in dignity; and man, the chief fubject thereof. The celeftial world, 
which is next in eminence, is conftituted of a hody natural, moft fimple, 
fpherical, clear, fluid, and moving conftantly in a circle, and this by virtue 
of an innate power always within itfelf ; comprehending and containing 
the lun, moon, planets, and ftars, fixed in diftinct orbs by the great Ar- 
chite6t of Nature, and bearing fympathy with all terreftrial fubftances, as 
being formed out of the fame chaotic mafs at the beginning of the world. 
This celeftial heaven is what Moles .calls the firmament, which was 
the work of the fecond day's creation, and literally lignifies an expanfe 
of extenjiofi ; a term well adapted by the prophet to the irnprefTion 
which the heavens make on our fenfes; whence, in other parts of the 
Scripturep, the heaven is compared to a curtain, or a tent, ftretched out to 
dwell in. \ Through the medium of this celeftial world, and the heavenly 
bodies therein contained, the fupreme Being rules, governs, "and actuates, 
the elementary world ; and this is apparent, becaufe that thing which we 
term obedience is only to be found in elementary bodies. And fince mo- 
tion is the caule of all mutation and change, and as all motion originates 
with the heavenly bodies, by the revolutions of which even time itfelf 
is meafured out and divided, fo we find the celeftial influences produce 
all the variations of heat and cold, drjnefs and moifture, generation and 
corruption, increafe and decreafe, life and death, and all the vichTitudes 
of nature, without ever varying themfelves, or being fubject to the leaft 
change or alteration; whilft the elementary bodies are perpetually chang- 
ing, and never continue in one ftay. Hence it is apparent that the celef- 
tial bodies are active, and the elementary paffive ; fo that the celeftial bo- 
dies give the form and ftamp to all the productions of nature, and the ele- 
mentary bodies iiibminifter matter to receive this form. And as the pofi- 
tions and affections of the heavenly afpects are when this form or ftamp 
is given; and as the quality of the elementary matter mall be when fubmi- 
niftered; fo will the nature and quality of the fubject be, that receives this 
celeftial form or (tamp. And, were it not for this active and paffive prin- 
ciple, then would all elementary things be alike, without a poffibility of 
exifting. It is therefore, a perfect knowledge of this mediate or celef- 
tial world, its -various affections and .difpofitions, the nature, tendency, 
and effect, of the luminaries, their motions, afpects, and petitions, which 
-enable us to judge of future contingencies, and to difcover the fecret and 
.abftrufe operations of nature. But, to attain this knowledge in any com- 
petent degree, we muft trace thefe heavenly intelligencers throughout the 
whole celeftial regions, and .acquaint ourfelves with their general and 

eiTential 



F A S T R O L O C Y. 6r 

rflcnt : al qualities. I lhall fur thi> purpofc, after treating of the ethereal 
\\oili, make ihis {peculation a leading cluo to the art of calcul.i 
nativities. 

The ethereal world, which is the fupcrior and the Jiighcft in dignity, 
'is that which the infpired writers, and the r philosophers, rallc.i 

Kmpyrcm IK awn, and is conceived to be the abode of G:>:i, 
fpirits, of an; d the fouls of the righteous departed ; u herein the 

Deity is pleafcd to afford a nearer ami more immediate <;f hip- 

a more ieniible manifeftation of his glory, and a more adequate per- 
ception of his attributes, than in the other parts of the univcrfo, whe: 
-is likexvifc prefent. But the moil exalted conceptions we can poflibly 
form of this blifsful abode arc extremely inadequate and imperfect ; nor 
is it in the power of the mod enlarged underftanding to frame fuiiablc 
ideas of the Godhead, or of the angelic hod that perpetually furround his 
-throns. As much, however, as the human comprehend on is able to t 
tain, the Almighty has been gracioufly pleafed to reveal to us in the Scrip- 
tures, by the infpired writers, particularly Ifaiah, Ezekie}, and St. John 
the Divine, who have given us very magnificent defcriptions of the hea- 
venly manfions, their ftruclure, apparatus, and angelic attendance. From 
this divine Revelation, the Hebrew writers, and other learned men, 1 
dclcribed the liarmony of the Univerfe, and the neceflary iubordination 
and dependence of one thing upon another, from the interior heaven to 
the re mot eft corner of the ea rth. We mail therefore prefume to follow 
thefe authors in fpeaking of God and his angels ; and whoever fufficiently 
contemplates the fubject will be fecure againft the impious doclriiics of 
atheiils, of free-thinkers, of immoral and irreligious men. 

; 

God is an immaterial, intelligent, and free, Heing; of perfect goodnefs, 
wifdom, and power; who made the univcrfe, and continues to fupport 
it, as well as to govern and direct it by his providence^ By his imma- 
teriality, intelligence, and freedom, God is diltinguifhed from fate,- na- 
ture, defliny, neceility, chance, and from all other imaginary beings. 
In fcripture, God is defined by, I am that I am; Alpha and v 
the Beginning and End of all things. Among philoiophers, he is de- 
fined a Being of infinite perfection ? or -in whom there is no defect 
of any thing which we conceive n : ight raife, improve, or exalt, ] 
turc. Among men, he is chiefly confidered as the Firft Caufc,. the Firll 
'Being, \vho has exifted from -the beginning, has created the world, or 
who fubiifts neceflarily, or of himfelfj and this knowledge of Gad, his 
nature, attributes, word, and works, with the relations between him 
and his creatures, make the exteniive fubject of Theology, the fifter- 
Icience of ^ftrology. 

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62 ANILLUSTRATION 

Sir Ifaac Newton confiders and defines God, not as is ufually done, 
from his perfection, his nature, exigence, or the like; but from his 
dominion. The word GOD, according to him, is a relative term, and 
has a regard to fervants ; it is true it denotes a Being eternal, infinite, and 
absolutely per feel: ; but a Being, however eternal, infinite, and abfolute- 
\y perfect, without dominion, would not be God. The fame author 
obferves, that the word God frequently fignifies Lord ; but every l6rd is 
not God; it is the dominion of a fpiritual being or lord, that conilitutes 
God; true dominion, true God"; fupreme, the fupreme; feigned, the 
falfe god. From fuch true dominion it follows, that the true God is 
living, intelligent, and powerful; and, from his other perfections, that 
he is fupreme, or fupremely perfect; he is eternal, and infinite; om- 
nipotent, and omnifcient ; that is, he endures from eternity to eternity, 
and is prefent from infinity to infinity. He governs all things that exift, 
and knows all things that are to be known ; he is not eternity, nor infi- 
nity, but eternal and infinite ; he is not duration or fpace, but he en- 
dures, and is prefent; he endures always, and is prefent every where ; 
and by existing always, and every where, he conftitutes the very thing, 
duration and fpace, eternity and infinity. He is omniprefent, not only 
virtually, but alfo fubftantially ; for power without fubftance cannot fub- 
iift. All things are contained and move in him, but without any mutual 
paffion ; he fuffers nothing from the motions of bodies ; nor do they un- 
dergp-arjy refinance from his omniprefence. It is confeffed that God ex- 
ill sneclftirily ; and by the fame neceflity he exifts always, and every 
where. Hence, alfo, he muft be perfectly fimilar; all eye, all ear, all 
brain, all arm, all the power of perceiving, underftanding, and acting; but 
after a manner not at all corporeal, after a manner not like that of men, 
after a manner wholly to us unknown. He is deftitute of all body, and 
all bodily fhape; and therefore cannot be feen, heard, or touched; nor 
ought to be worshipped under the reprefentation of any thing corporeal. 
We have ideas of the attributes of God, but do not know the fubftance 
even of any thing; we fee only the figures and colours of bodies, hear only 
founds, touch only the outward furfaces, fmell only odours, and tafte 
tafles; but do not, cannot, by any fenfe, or any reflex act, know their 
inward fubftances ; and much lefs can we have any notion of the fub- 
ftance of God. We know him by his properties and attributes ; by the 
moft wife and excellent ftructure of things, and by final caufes ; but we 
adore and worfhip him only on account of his dominion ; for God, fet- 
ting afidc dominion, providence, and final caufes, is nothing eMe but fate 
and nature.* 

The admirable metaphyfican and divine Dr. Clarke, has demonftrated 
the being of a God, with that cleamefs and force of reafoning, for which 

* See Newton's Philof. NaU Princip. Math, in calce. 

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OFASTROLOGY. 63 

lie is fo eminently diftinguifhed, by a feries of propofitions, mutually con- 
nected and dependent, and forming a complete and unanfwerablc argu- 
ment in proof of the attributes of the Deity. Something, he fays, nas 
cxifted from all eternity ; for, fince fomething now is, fomething always 
was : otherwifc the things that now are muft have been produced out of 
nothing, ahfolutely and without caufe, which is a plain contradiction in 
terms. There muft have exifted from all eternity fome one unchangeable 
and independent Being; or elfe, there has been an infinite fucceflion of 
changeable and dependent beings, produced one from another in an endlefs 
progrcflion, without any original caufe at all. For other wife this feries of 
beings can have no caufe of its exigence, becaufe it includes all things that 
are or ever were in the univerie; nor is any one being in this infinite fuc- 
ceflion felf-exiftent or neceffary, and therefore it can have no reafon of its 
exiftence within itfelf; and it was equally pofTible, that from eternity 
there Ihould never have exifted any thing at all, as that a fucceflion of ftich 
beings mould have exifted from eternity. Confequently their exiftence 
is determined by nothing; neither by any neceftity in their own nature, 
becaufe none of them are felf-exiftent ; nor by any other being, becaufe 
no other is fuppofcd to exift. The unchangeable and independent Being, 
which has exifted from eternity, without any external caufe of its exif- 
tence, muft be felf-exiftent ; it muft exift by an abfolute neceftity origi- 
nally in the nature of the thing itfelf, and antecedent in the natural order 
of our ideas to our fuppofition of its being. For whatever exifts, muft 
either come into being without a caufe ; or it muft have been produced 
by fome external caufe; or it muft be felf-exiftent : but the two former 
fuppofitions are contrary to the two firft propofitions. From this laft 
propofition it follows, that the only true idea of a felf exiftcnt or necef- 
farily exifting being, is the idea of a being, the fuppofition of whofe non- 
exiftence is an exprefs contradi&ion ; and this idea is that of a moft fimple 
being, abfolutely eternal and infinite, original and independent. It fol- 
lows alfo, that nothing is fo certain as the exiftence of a fupreme inde- 
pendent caufe ; and likewife, that the material world cannot pollibly be 
the firft and original being, uncreated, independent, and of itfclf eternal; 
becaufe it does not exift by an abfolute neceility in its own nature, fo as 
that it muft be an exprefs contradiction to fuppofe it not to exift. With 
refpecl: both to 'ts form and matter, the material world may be conceived 
'not to be, or to be in any refpedt different from what it is, without a con- 
tradiction. The fubftance or efTence of the felf-exiftent Being is abfo- 
lutely incomprehenfible by us ; neverthclefs, many of the eflential attri- 
butes of his nature are ftri&ly demonftrable, as well as his exiftence. 
The felf-exiftent Being, having no caufe of its exiftence but the abfolute 
neceflity of its own nature, muft of neceliity have exifted from evcrlall- 
ing, without beginning; and muft of neceflity exift to everlafting, \vith- 
put end. The felf-cxifteut Beiftg rnuft of neceflity be infinite and omnipre- 

^^ / 

lent. 



,64 AN ILLUSTRATION 

fent. Such a being muft be every where, as well as always unalterably 
the fame. It follows from hence, that the felf-exiftent Being muft be a 
rrjoft iimple, unchangeable, incorruptible, being, without parts, figure, 
motion, divisibility, and other properties of matter, which are utterly in- 
' confident with complete infinity. The feli-exiitent Being muft of necei- 
lity be but one ; becaufe in abfolute neceffity there can be no difference 
or diverfity of exiftence ; and, therefore, it is abfohuely impoffible, that 
there mould be two independent ielf-exiftent principles, fuch as God and 
matter. The felf-exiftent and original Caufe of all things muft be an in- 
telligent being. This proportion cannot be demonftrated ftrictly and 
properly a priori ; but, a poftcriori, the world affords undeniable argu- 
ments to prove that all things a;e the effects of an intelligent and know.- 
ing caufe. The caufe muft be always more excellent than the effect ; anxi, 
therefore, from the various kinds of powers and degrees of excellence and 
perfection, which vifible object s poffefs ; from the intelligence of created 
beings, which is a real diftinct quality or perfection, and not a mere ef- 
fect or composition of unintelligent figure and motion ; from the variety, 
order, beauty, wonderful contrivance, and fitnefs of all things to their pro- 
per and refpeclive ends; and from the original of motidn ; the felf-exiilent 
creating being is demonftrated to be intelligent. r i he felf-exiftent and 
original Caufe of all things is not a neceffary agent, but a Being endued 
with liberty and choice. Liberty is a necefTary confequent of intelli- 
gence $ without liberty, no being can be faid to be an agent, or caufe of 
any thing ; fince to act necedarily, is really and properly not to a6t at all, 
but to be acted upon. Beiides, if the fupreme Caufe be not endued with 
liberty, it will follow, that nothing which is not, could poffibly have 
been ; that nothing which is, could poffibly not have been ; and that no 
mode or circumftance of the exiftence of any thing could poffibly have 
been in any refpect otherwife than what it now actually is. Farther, if 
there be any final caufe in the univerfe, the Supreme Caufe is a free agent ; 
and, on the contrary fuppolirion, it is impoffible that any effect mould be 
finite ; and in every effect, there muft have betn a progreffion of caufes in 
injimtnr,i) without any original caufe at all. The f.-lf-exiftent Being, 'the 
Supreme Caufe of all things, muft of neceffity have infinite power; fince 
all things were made by him, and are entirely dependent upon him; and 
all the powers of all things are derived from him, and perfectly f abject to 
him -, nothing can refift the execution of his will. The Supreme Caufe 
and Author of all things muft of neceffity he infinitely wife. This fol- 
lows from the proportions already eftablifhed ; and the proof a'pofteri:-n, 
of the infinite wifdom of God, from the consideration of the exquiiite 
perfection and ccnfummate excellency of his Works, is no lefs ftrong and 
undeniable. The fupreme Caufe and Author of all things muft of neceffity 
be a being of infinite goodnefs, juftice, and truth, and all other moral 
perfect ions j fuch as become the Supreme Governor and Judge of the 

World. 



F A S T R O I, O C Y. $ 

world. The will of a being, infinitely knowing and .dependent and 

all-powerful, can never be influenced by any wrong affedion, and can 
vcr be milled or oppofed from without ; and, therefore, he muft do alu 
\\hat we know fitted: to be done; that is, he muft ad always according 
to the ftrideft rules of infinite goodncfs, juftice, and truth, and all c: 
moral perfections; and, more particularly, being infinitely and nc 
happy and all-fufficient, he muft be unalterably difpofcd to do and to com- 
municate good or happinefs.* 

To this more abftrufc argument, a priori ', for the exigence of God, 
may add another, more generally obvious, and carrying irrefiftible c . 
viction, which is deduced from the frame of the world, anJ from the 
traces of evident contrivance and fitnefs of things for one another, that 
occur through all the parts of it. Thcfe confpire to prove, that the ma- 
terial world, which ia its nature is originated and dependent, could not 
have been the effect of chance or neceffity, but of intelligence and deiign. 
The beautiful, harmonious, and beneficial, arrangement of the various bo- 
dies that compofe the material fyftem ; their mutual dependence and fub- 
ferviency ; the regularity of their motions, and the aptitude of rhefc mo- 
tions for producing the moft beneficial effects, and many other pheno- 
mena refulting from their relation, magnitude, iituation, and ufe, afford 
unqueftionable evidences of the creating power and wife difpofal of aa in- 
telligent and almighty agent. The power of gravity, by which the cc- 
leftial bodies perfevere in their revolutions, deferves our particular conii- 
deration. This power penetrates to the centres of the fun and planets, 
without any diminution of its virtue, and is extended to immenfe dif- 
tances, regularly decreafing, and producing the moft fenfible and impor- 
tant effects. Its action is proportional to the quantity of folid matter ia 
bodies, and not to their furfaces, as is ufual in mechanical caufes; and, 
therefore, fee.ms to furpafs mere mechanifm. But however various the 
phenomena that depend on this power, and may be explained by it, no 
mechanical principles can account for its effects ; much lefs could it have 
produced, at the beginning, the regular iituation of the orbs, and the pre- 
fent difpofition of things. Gravity could not have determined the planets 
to move from weft to eaft, in orbits nearly circular, almoft in the fame 
plane; nor could their power have projected the comets, with all the va- 
riety of their directions. If we fuppofe the matter of the fyftem to be 
accumulated in the centre by its gravity, no mechanical principles, with 
the affiftancc of this power, could feparate the huge and unwieldy mafs 
into fuch parts as the fun and planets ; and, after carrying them to their 
different diftances, project them in their feveral directions, preferving ftill 
the quality of action and re-action, or the ftate of the centre of gravity of 

* See Clarke's Denaonftration of tlie Being and Attribute* of God. 

No. 4. P the 



66 A ft ILLUSTRATION 

the fyftem. Such an exquifite ftructure of things could only arife from the 
contrivance and powerful influences of an intelligent, free, and moft po- 
tent, agent. The fame powers, therefore, which at prefent govern the 
material world, and conduct its various motions, are very different from 
thole, which were neceilary to have produced it from nothing, or to have 
difpofed it in the admirable form in which it now proceeds. 

But we mould exceed the limits of our plan, if confining our obferva- 
tion to the earth, our own habitation, we were to enumerate only the 
principal traces of defign-and wifdom, as well as goodnefs, which are dif- 
cernible in its figure and confdtuent parts, in its diurnal and annual mo- 
tion, in the pofition of its axis with regard to its orbit, in the benefit 
\vhich it derives from the lignt and heat of the fun, and the alternate vi- 
ciilitudes of the feafons; in the atmofphere which furrounds i*", and in 
the different fpecies and varieties of vegetables and* animals with which * 
it is replenifhed. No one can furvey the vegetable productions of the 
earth, fo various, beautiful, and ufeful, nor the various gradations of 
animal life, in fuch a variety of fpecies, all preferved diilinct, and propa- 
gated by a fettled law, each fitted to its own element, provided with pro- 
per food, and with inftincts and organs fuited to its rank and fituation, 
and efpecially with the powers of fenfation and felf-motion, and all more 
immediately or remotely fubfervient to the government and ufe of man, 
without admiring the (kill and defign of the original former. But thefe 
are mere flgnally manifefted in the ftructure of the human frame, and in 
the noble powers and capacities of the human mind ; more efpecially in 
the moral principles and faculties, which are a diflinguiming part of OUF 
conftitution, and lead to the perception and acknowledgment of the ex- 
iftence and government of God. In thofe inftances that have now been 
recited, and a variety of iimilar inftances fuggefted by them, or naturally 
occurring to the notice of the curious and reflecting mind, contrivance is 
inanifeft, and immediately, without any nice or fubtle reafoning, fuggefls 
a contriver. It ftrikes us like a fenfation ; and artful reafonings againfl 
it may puzzle us, without fhaking our belief. No perfon, for example, 
that knows the principles of optics, and the liructure of the eye, can 
believe that it was formed without fkill in that fcience ; or that the ear 
was formed without the knowledge of founds ; or that the male and fe- 
male, created and preferved in due proportion, were not formed for each 
other, and for continuing the fpecies. All our accounts of nature are full 
of inftances of this kind. The admirable and beautiful ilructure of 
things for final can fes, exalt our idea of the contriver; and the unity of 
defign ihews him to be one. The great motions in the fyftem, performed 
with the fame facility as the leaft, fuggeft his almighty power, which 
gave motion to the earth and the celeflial bodies, with equal eafe as to 
the mimiteft particles; the fubtilty of the motions and actions in the; 

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OF ASTROLOGY. 67 

internal pnrts of bodies, (hews that his influence penetrates the inmoft 
recedes of things, and that he is equally active ana prefent every where. 
The fimplicity of the laws that prevail in the world, the excellent difpo- 
fitiori of things, in order to obtain the bed ends, and the beauty which 
adorns the works of nature, far fuperior to any thing in art, fugged hi* 
confummnte wifdom. The ufcfulnefs of the whole fchcme, fo well con- 
trived for the intelligent beings who enjoy it, with the internal difpofition 
and moral drudture of thole beings, (hews his unbounded goodnefs. 
Thefe are arguments which are fufliciently open to the views and capa- 
cities of the unlearned, while at the fame time they acquire new drength 
and ludre from the difcoverics of the learned. The Deity's acting and in- 
terpofmg in the univcrfe, (hew that lie governs it, as well as that he formed 
it; and the depth of his connfels, even in conducting the material uni- 
verfe, of which a great part furpafles our knowledge, tends to preferve an 
inward veneration and awe of this great Being, and difpofes us to receive 
what may be otherwife revealed to us concerning him. His effence, as 
\vell as that of all other fubdances, is beyond the reach of all our difco- 
verics ; but his attributes clearly appear in his admirable works. We know 
that the higheft conception we are able to form of them, are {till be- 
neath his real perfections ; but his dominion over us, and our duty towards 
him, are abundantly manifed.* 

Another fubdantial argument to prove the exidence of God, as the 
creator and governor of the univerfe, may be deduced from the univerfal 
confent of mankind, and the uniform tradition of this belief through 
every nation and every age ; it is impoflible to conceive that a fallacy, 
fo perpetual and univtrfal, fhould be impofed on the united reaforf of man- 
kind. No credible and fatisfpxctory account can be given of this univerfal 
confent, without afcribing it to the original comtitution of the human 
mind, in cohfequence of which it cannot fail to difcern the exigence of a 
Deity, and to the undeniable traces of his being, which his works afford. 
Fear, date-policy, and the prejudices of education, to which the concur- 
rence of mankind in this principle has been fometimes refolved, are founded 
on this univerfal principle, fuppofe its being and influence, and are actuated 
by it. It is much more reasonable to imagine, that the belief of a God 
was antecedent to their operation, than that it fhould have been produced 
by them ; and that it was dictated by reafon and confcience, independent 
of the padion and policy of men. The uniform and univerlal tradition 
of this belief, and of the creation of the world by the divine power, af- 
fords concurring evidence both of the principle and of the fact. The 
exidence of God is alfo farther evinced by thofe arguments which have been 
uiually alleged to prove, that the world had a beginning, and, therefore, 

* See Maclaurin's Account of Sir Ifaac Newton's Phil. Difc. b. iv. chap. 9. Baxter in his Matho, 
Derhani, Ray, Nieuwentyt, De la Pluchc in l:is Nature Difplaved, Cham. Cyclop. &c. 

that 



68 AN ILLUSTRATION 

that it muft have been created by the energy of divine power. In proof 
of this, the hiftory of Mofes, confidered merely as the moft ancient hifto- 
rian, deferves particular regard. His teftimony is confirmed by the moft 
ancient writers, among the heathens, both poets and hiftorians. It may 
be alfo fairly alleged, that we have no hiftory or tradition more ancient 
than that which agrees with the received opinion of the world's begin- 
ning, and that of the manner in which it was produced ; and that the moft 
ancient hiftories were written long after that time. And that this coniide- 
rat.ion is urged by Lucretius, the famous Epicurean, as a ftrong prefump- 
tion that the world had a beginning : 

Si nulla fuit genitalis origo 

Terrarum & coeli, femperque seterna fuere; 

Cur fupra helium Thebanurn, & funera Trojac, 

Non alias alii quoque res cecinere poetac ? 

Befides, the origin and progrefs of learning, and the moft ufeful arts, 
confirm the notion of the world's beginning, and of the common sera of 
its creation j to which alfo may be added, that the world itfelf, being 
material and. corruptible, muft have had a beginning; and many pheno- 
mena occur to the obfervation of the aftronomer and mathematician, 
which furnifh a ftrong prefumption, that it could have had no long du- 
ration, and that it now gradually tends to diffolution. From thefe con- 
fiderations we may infer the abfolure being and providence of God ; which 
alfo demonft rate the exiftence of his angels and miniftering fpirits, who 
are the meflengers of his will, and the proper inhabitants of the ethereal 
world, and confequently the next fubjects of our enquiry. 

An Angel is a fpiritual intelligent fubftance, and the firft in rank and 
dignity of all created beings ; though the word Angel, Ayy f As is not pro- 
perly a denomination of nature, but of office; denoting a meffcnger* or 
executioner of the will of fome fuperior power or authority. Jn this fenfe 
they are frequently mentioned in Scripture, as miniftering fpirits lent by 
the Almighty to declare his will, and to correct, teach, reprove, and com- 
fort. God alfo promulgated the law to Mofes, and appeared to the old 
patriarchs by the mediation of angels, who reprefented him, and fpoke 
in his name. The exiftence of angels is admitted in all religions \ the 
Greeks and Latins acknowledged them under the names of genii and 
demons; and in the Koran we find frequent mention of them; the 
profeflbrs of the Mahometan religion afligned them various orders and 
degrees, as well as different employments, both in heaven, and on earth. 
The Sadducees alfo admit their exiftence ; witnefs Abufaid, the author of 
an Arabic verfion of the Pentateuch; and Aaron, a Caraite Jew, in his 
comment on the Pentateuch ; both in manufcript and in the late King of 
France's library. The heathen philofophers and poets were alfo agreed as 
to the exiftence of intelligent beings, fuperior to man; as is fliewn by 

St; 



O F A S T R O L O G Y. (>> 

St. Cyprian, in his Trcatifc on the Vanity of Idols, from the feftimonies 
of Plato, Socrates, and Triimegifhis. Authors are not fo unanimous 
about their nature, as of their exiftcncc: Clemens Alcxandrinus believed 
they had bodies, xvhich was alfo the opinion of Origcn, Ca?farius, Ter- 
tullian, and fevcral others ; but Athanafitis, St. Bafil, M. Gregory, Niccne, 
St. Cyril, and St. Chryfoilom, hold them to be mere fpirits. Authors 
arc alfo divided as to the time of the creation of angels; fomc will have 
it to have been before the creation of our world, or even from eternity ; 
while others maintain that they were created at the fame time with our 
world. The moft probable conjecture is, that they were created at dif- 
ferent periods, whenever it pleafed the Almighty to call them into cx- 
iftence. But, though we cannot fo clearly demonftrate the precifc nature 
and duration of angels, we may neverthelefs conclude, that, though they 
are of an order highly fupcrior to that of men, yet are they not complete 
and perfect; for had they been created thus originally, they could not 
have fallen, as Lucifer did, nor have finned, which the fcriptures inform 
us iome of them did by rebelling againil the Almighty, and in contending 
with him for fupreme authority. For this reafon, as they are themfelves 
imperfedl beings, they can in no one refpecl: be coniidered proper objecls 
of human adoration, which we are bound to pay alone to that ONE SU- 
PREME, who is omnipotent, immortal, infinite, the fource and centre of 
every thing that is great, and good, and perfect. 

Theologies have divided angels into different ranks or fubordinations, 
which they term Hierarchies', from fy*, holy, and ap^vj, rule, fignifying 
holy command r , or to rule in holy things. St. Dionyfius, and other ancient 
writers, have eftablifhed nine choirs or orders of thefe ccleftul fpirits, 
namely, feraphim, cherubim, thrones, dominions, principalities, pou 
virtues, angels, and archangels; an.J thefe they form into three hierarchies, 
appointing them their refpcftive offices in the performance of adoration 
and praife, and in executing the word and will of God. The rabbins 
and Jewifh writers, who had obvioufly a more immediate knowledge of 
the angelic hoft, by the inipiration of their prophets, and the revelation 
of God's true religion, have deiincd one rank of angels, or intelligent 
beings, iupcrior to all the foregoing, which anfwcr to, or are contained i:i. 
the ten diftmguifliing names of God, and are the pure effences of his 
Spirit, or ftream through which his will and pleufure is communicated 
to the angels and bleffed fpirits, a/nd through which his providence extends 
to the care and protection of all his works. The firft of thefe divine ef 
fences K denominated ^s Jebo>vab> and is peculiarly attributed to God 
the Father, being the pure and fimple eflcnce of the Divinity, flowing 
through Hajoth Hakados, to the angel Metratton, and to the mini fieri ng 
Spirit Keichith Hagalalim, who guides the primum mobile, and beftows 
the gift of being upon all things. To this Ipirit is allotted the office of 

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70 AN ILLUSTRATION 

bringing the fouls of the faithful departed, into heaven , and by him God 
fpake to Mofes. The fecond is n\ J<ib, and is attributed to the Perfon 
of the Mefliah, or Acfo?, whofe power and influence defcends through the 
angel Mafleh, into the fphere of the Zodiac. This is the fpirit or Word 
which actuated the chaos, and divided the unwrought matter into three 
portions : of the firft, or molt eiTential part, was the fpiritual world com- 
pofed ; of the fecond, was made the vifible heavens and the luminous 
bodies; and of the third, or inferior part, was formed the terreftrial 
world, out of which was drawn the elemental quintefTence, or firfl matter 
of all things, which produced the four elements, and all creatures that 
inhabit them, by the agency of a particular fpirit called Raziel, who was 
the ruler of Adam. The third is A, Ehjeb, and is attributed to the 
Holy Spirit, whofe divine light is received by the angel Sabbathi, and 
communicated from him-through the fphere of Saturn. This is the prin- 
cipiu?n generations, the beginning of the ways of God, or the manifefta- 
tion of the Father and the Son's light in the fupernatural generation. 
And from hence flow down all living fouls, entering the inanimate body, 
and giving form to un fettled matter. The fourth is % /, through the 
light of whom flows grace, goodnefs, mercy, piety, and munificence, 
to the angel Zadkiel, and thence paffing through the fphere of Jupiter, 
famioneth the images of all bodies, beftowing clemency, benevolence, 
and juitice, on all. The fifth is *&** Elohi, the upholder of the fword 
and left-hand of God, whofe influence penetrates the angel Geburah, and 
thence defcends through the fphere of Mars, giving fortitude in war and 
affliction. The fixth is ma*, Tfebaoth, who beftoweth his mighty 
power through the angel Raphael into the fphere of the fun, giving mo- 
tion, heat, and brightnefs, to it, and thence producing metals. The fe- 
venth is '^y, EJt'on, who rules the angel Michael, and defcends through 
the fphere of Mercury, giving benignity, motion, and intelligence, with 
elegance and confonance of fpeech. The eighth is -m*, Adonai, whofe 
influence is received by the angel Haniel, and communicated through the 
fphere of Venus, giving zeal, fervency, and righteoufnefs of heart, and 
producing vegetables. The ninth is 'w, Shiiddai, whofe influence is con- 
veyed by cherubim to the angel Gabriel, and fails into the fphere of the 
moon, caufing increafe and decreafe of all things, governing the genii and 
protectors of men. The tenth is D^, E/obim, who extends his bene- 
ricence to the angel Jefodoth, into the fphere of the earth, and difpenfeth 
knowledge, underftanding, and wifdom, The three firit of thefe ten 
names, viz. T, Jehovah, n-> Jah, and mix, Ehjeh, exprefs the eflence 
of God, -and are proper names ; but the other feven are only expreflive of 
his attributes. The principal and only true name of the Godhead, ac- 
cording both to the Hebrews and Greeks, is rn-mxvnKp, T^ay^^ecrovt the 
name of four letter s^ with which the Godhead, in moft languages, is ob- 
ferved to be exprefled ; thus in Hebrew the Supreme Being is called nw, 

Jehovah j 



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Jehovah; in the Greek, ;; in Latin, Dfus ; in Spanifh, Dies; in Ita- 
lian, /.//./; in 1 'Vouch, Dieu ; in the ancient Gaulilh, Diex ; in ancient 
German, Diet; in the Sclavonic, Hitch ; in Arabic, Alia; in the Polilh, 
Bung in the Pannonian, //?//; in the Egyptian, Tentt ; in the Per fi an, 
Sire ; and in the language of the ancient Magi, Orji. Thus God is con- 
ceived to work by the ideas of his own mind, and thefe ideas difpenfe their 
ieals, and communicate them to whatever is formed, or created. 

In the exterior circle of the celeftial heaven, in which are placed 
the fixed ftars, the Anitna Mundi hath her particular forms, or feminal 
conceptions, anfvvering to the ideas of the Divine Mind ; and this iitu- 
ation approaching nearcft to the empyrean heaven, the feat of God, re- 
ceives the fpiritual powers and influences which immediately proceed from 
him. Hence they are difFufed through the fpheres of the planets and hea- 
venly bodies, and communicated to the inmoft centre of the earth, by means 
of the terreftrial elements. Thus have the wife and learned men among 
the Jews, deduced the conftruction and harmony of the world, and (hewn 
that God performs all his fecret and ftupendous works by the medium of 
the celeftial. bodies. He ads and governs immediately by himfelf, but 
mediately by the heavenly bodies, which are the inftruments of his Provi- 
dence, and the fccondary caufes, by which the earth, and all limilar fy- 
terns, are regulated ; and thefe, perhaps, regulate one another, by a reci- 
procal influence and fympathy, communicated to them in the ordination 
of nature. And hence comes the original or ground-work of all mens* 
nativities, and all manner of natural queftions and things, and the ftory 
of all that may happen or proceed out of natural caufes, to the full end of 
time. To dcmonftrate this more fatisfactorily, we (hall now define the 
natural properties of the celeftial world, with its particular divifions, 
quantity, motion, and meafure, as laid down by the rules of Aftronomy ; 
and this will lead us to the Dodrine of Nativities. 



An 



73 AN ILLUSTRATION 

An ASTRONOMICAL SURVEY of the CELESTIAL WORLD, 
with the Places, Order, and Motions, of the HEAVENLY BODIES. 

TT was formerly a fubjeft of difpute among Philofophers, whether the 
** Earth or the Sun was the centre of the celeftial fyftem ; but the latter 
opinion has been generally received fince the time of Copernicus, who about 
the year 1543 publifhed his fix books De Orbium Coeleftium Revolu- 
tionibus, wherein he proves the Sun to be very near the centre of gravity of 
the whole fyftem, and in the common focus of every one of the planetary- 
orbits. Next the Sun, Mercury performs his revolution around him; 
next to Mercury is the orbit of Venus; and next to Venus, our Earth, 
with its attendant or fecondary the Moon, perform a joint courfe, and by 
their revolution meafure out the annual period. Next to the Earth is 
Mars, the firft of the fuperior planets ; next to him is Jupiter, and lad 
of all Saturn. Thefe and the comets are the constituent parts of the 
Copernican or folar fyftem, which is now received and approved as the 
only true one, becaufe moft agreeable to the tenor of nature in all her ac- 
tions j for by the two motions of the Earth, all the^ phenomena of the 
heavens are rcfolved, which by other hypothecs are inexplicable, without 
a great number of other motions contrary to philosophical reafoning. It 
is alfo more rational to fuppofe that the Earth moves round the Sun, than 
that the huge bodies of the planets, the fhipendous body of *he Sun, and 
the immenfe firmament of ftars, flioukl all move round the Earth every 
twenty-four hours. The harmony which runs through the folar 
wonderfully confirms this hypothecs, viz. that the motions of all the 
planets, both primary and fecondary, are governed and regulated by one 
and the fame law, which is, that the fquares of the periodical times of 
the primary planets, are to each other as the cubes of their diftances from 
the Sun ; and Hkewife the fquares of the periodical times of the fecondary 
of any primary are to each other, as the cubes of their diftances from 
that primary. Now the Moon, which in the Copernican fyftem is a fe- 
condary of the Earth, in the other hypothecs is confidered as a primary 
one ; and fo the rule cannot take place, becaufe the periodical time ftated 
as that of a primary one does not agree therewith. But this tingle confi- 
deration is fufficient to eftablilh the motion of the earth for ever; viz. if 
the Earth does not move round the Sun, the Sun muft move, with the 
Moon, round the Earth. Now the diftance~of the Sun to that of the 
Moon being as 10,000 to 46, and the Moon's period being lefs than twen- 
ty-eight days, the Sun's period would be found no lefs than two hundred 
and forty-two years ; whereas, in fact, it is but one year. The Sun alfo 
being the fountain of light and heat, which it irradiates through all the 
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OF ASTRO L O G V. 73 

fyftcrri, it muft of courfe he placed in the centre, in order that the planets 
may at all times luve it in an uniform and equable manner. For, if the Earth 
be fuppofed in the centre, and the Sun and planets revolve about it, the 
planets would then, like the comets, be fcorched with heat when neareft 
the Sun, and frozen with cold in ihcrir aphelia, or greatcft diftancc, which 
is not to be imagined. But, if the Sun be fuppofed in the centre of the fyf- 
tem, we then have the rational hypothcfis of the planets being all moved 
round the Sun, by the univerfal law or power of gravity arifing from his 
vaft body, and every thing will anfwcr to the laws of circular motion 
and central forces ; but othervvife we are wholly in the dark, and know 
not how to define thefl! operations of nature. Fortunately, however, we 
a.'- able to give not only reaforrs, but demonftrable proofs, that the Sun 
doeVpoflefs the centre of the fyftem, and that the planets move about 
him in the order above mentioned. The firft is, that Mercury and Ve- 
nus are ever obferved to have two conjunctions with the Sun, but no op- 
pofition, which could not happen unlefs the orbits of thefe planets lay 
within the orbit of the Earth. The fecond is, that Mars, Jupiter, and 
Saturn, have each their conjunctions and oppofitions to the Sun alternately 
and lucce (lively, which could not be, unlefs their orbits were exterior to 
that of the Earth. In the third place, the greateft elongation or diftance 
of Mercury from the Sun is about twenty degrees, and that of Venus 
forty-feven degrees ; which anfwers exadly to their diftance in this fyl- 
tem, but in the other they would be feen one hundred and eighty de- 
grees from the Sun in oppofition to him. Fourthly, in this difpofition 
of the planets they will all of them be fometimes much nearer to the Earth 
than at others ; the confequence of which is, that their brightnefs and 
fplendour, and alfo their apparent diameters, will be proportionally great- 
er at one time than another . and this we obferve to be true every day. 
Thus the apparent diameter of Venus, when greateft, is near fixty-fix 
feconds, but, when leaft, not more than nine and a half; of Mars, when 
greateft, it is twenty-one feconds, but, when leaft, no more than two fe- 
conds and a half; whereas, by the other hypothefis, they ought always 
to be equal. The fifth is, that, when the planets are viewed with a good 
telefcope, they appear with different phafes, or with different parts of 
their bodies enlightened. Thus Venus is fometimes new, then horned, 
and afterwards dichotomized, then gibbous, afterwards full, and fo in- 
creafes and decreifes her light in the fame manr.cr as the Moon, and as 
this fyftem requires. The iixth proof is, that the planets, all of them, 
do fometimes appear direcl: in motion, fometimes retrograde, and at other 
times ftationary. Thus Venus, as ihe paiTes from her greateft elongation 
wcftward to her greateft elongation eaftward, will appear direct in mo- 
tion, but retrograde as fhe pafles from the latter to the former; and, 
when (he is in thole points of greateft diftance from the Sun, ihe feems 
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74 ANILLUSTRAT1ON 

for fome time ftationary \ all which is necefTary upon the Copernican hy- 
potheiis, but cannot happen in any other. The feventh is, that the bo- 
dies of Mercury and Venus, in their lower conjunctions with the Sun, 
are hid behind the Sun's body, and in the upper conjunctions are feen to 
pafs over the Sun's body, or diik, in form of a black round fpot, which 
is necelTary in the Copernican fyftem, but impoflible in any other. The 
eighth is, that the times in which thefe conjunctions, oppositions, ftations, 
and retrogradations, of the planets, happen, are not fuch as they would 
be if the Ivarth were at reft in its orbit, but precifely fuch as would hap- 
pen were the earth to move round the Sun, and all the other planets in 
the periods affigned them ; and therefore this, and no other, can be the 
true fyftem of the world. 

But the better to determine the places of the celeftial bodies, and to 
underftand the conftitution of the heavens more clearly, aftronomers have 
conceived or defcribed feveraj circles, called the circles of the fphere, by 
which the celeftial world is divided and meafurec! out. Some of thefe 
are called great circles, as the equinoctial, ecliptic, meridian, &c. and 
others fmall circles, as the tropics, parallels, &c. This equinoctial line 
is a circle which we imagine to invert the whole world, and is fo called, 
becaufe whenever the Sun, in his progrefs through the ecliptic, comes to 
this circle, it makes equal days and nights all round the globe, as he 
then rifts due eaft, and fets due weft, which he never does at any other 
time of the year. Ihis equinoctial line is conceived to be three hundred 
and ilxty degrees in its whole circumference; and each of thefe degrees 
are divided into fixty minutes,' or fixty equal parts of a degree, and thefe 
again into as many feconds. The meridian is another great circle, con- 
lifting alfo of three hundred and iixty degrees, extending from one polar 
point to the other, and twice cutting the equinoctial line, com palling the 
\vhole world from north to fouth, as the equinoctial does from eatl to 
weft, and terminates at the fame point where it began. '1 he equinoctial 
line is fixed and immutable, and is of neceimy alwa-ys conceived to be 
in one and the fame place ; but the meridian is mutable, and may circle 
the world in any or in all degrees of the equator, as we may have occafion 
to conceive or imagine ; it muft, however, uniibrmly divide the fphere 
into two equal parts, which are called bemifphercs. The polar points 
are thole two points in the immenfe ball of the world, which are equi- 
diilant from the equinoctial line, the one in the utmoft northern, and the 
other in the utmoft fouthern, point. The three hundred and iixty degrees 
of the equinoctial line are called the longitude of the world, becaufe they 
are in order as the fun and ftars move in (heir circuits through the fpa- 
cious heavens in their refpective orbs. But the three hundred and fixty 
degrees of the meridian, are called the latitude of the world, becaufe they 

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OFASTROLOGY. 75 

mete out (hat diftance wherein the fun and all the ftars, in a certain breadth 
one from another, move in their circuits form caft to weft. 

Now the fun, in his annual progrcfs from weft to eaft, does not keep 
the equinoctial line, but declines from it at one part of the year to the 
gotfh, and at another part of the year to the fouth ; and the planets alfo 
obferve the Umc order in their progrefs, except that the fun always keeps 
the fame conllunt track, whereas the planets often vary in their declina- 
tions from the equinoctial line. Hence another great circle is conceived 
in the heavens, called the Zodiac, which is likewife divided, as all the 
great circles are, into three hundred and lixty degrees ; but this circle, 
being as it were the high load of the planets, and comprehending fo much 
of the hcivens as the inn a d planets fwcrve in their declinations, is con- 
ceived lo be twenty degrees broad ; and it is confined to this fpace, be- 
cauie none of the planets ever reach beyond ten degrees north, or ten de- 
grees fouth, from the equinoctial line; and the fun's path or track in the 
zodiac is called the ecliptic line, becaufe the eclipfes only happen when 
the moon is alfo in this line. 

. 
The zodiac is alfo divided into twelve equal parts, called the tv. 

figns, or houfes of heaven ; and, thefe beginning where the fun enters the 
equinoctial to the northward, the firiV fign is named Aries, and the reft 
in order are called Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scor- 
pio, Sagittarius, Capricornus, Aquaries, and Fifces. i'licfe iigns con- 
iiit of thirty degrees each; and, being all of them divided into four equ^l 
parts, determine the four feafons of the year. Now, when the fun enters 
into the fign called Cancer, he is in his greeted noith declination, and 
at that time is diftant from the equinoctial line twenty-three degrees to the 
north; which occafions another circle to be defcribed, called the trop;> 
Cancer, the centre of which being the north pole, it comprehends as 
much of the extremity of the round world as falls under tv. lircc 

degrees and a half Irom the equator to the northward. And, when the 
fun enters the lign Capricornus, he is in his utmoil fouth declination, 
and occasions another circle to be defcribed, called the tropic of Capricorn, 
as many degrees fronn the equator to the fouth, as the other tropic is to 
the north. At the diitance of forty-five degrees from each of thefe tro- 
pics, two other circles are imagined, called the arctic and antar 
circles, which, being but little more than twenty degrees diftant from 
each pole, do likewife encircle fome fmall portion of the extremities of 
the world. The inferior circles, calkd parallels, rum from ealt to welt, 
i ferve to divide the heavens into feveral fpaces bftiveen the groaiqr. 
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76 AM ILLUSTRATION 

Ancient tradition has handed down to us the origin of that important 
circle called the zodiac, with the reafon why it is fo named, and the inge- 
nious method which the firft men made ufe of to know exactly the line 
which the fun defcribes under the heavens in the perpetual changings of 
its place, and to divide the year into equal portions. This tradirion is 
found in two ancient authors, the one Roman, the other Greek. The 
firft attributes it to the Egyptians ; tha other, to the firlr, inhabitants of 
Chaldea. They every day law the fun and the whole heavens turning 
and paffing from eaft to weft. In the mean time they obferved that the 
iiin, by a motion peculiar to it, from day to day receded from forne cer- 
tain ftars, and took its place under others, always advancing towards the 
eaft. Whilft the moon was making twelve times that revolution, the 
fun made it only once; but (he began the thirteenth day again before the 
fun had as yet compkted-its own. The habit of dividing the year into 
pretty near twelve lunations, made them wifh that they had twelve divi- 
iions of a year perfectly equal, or twelve months, which might be exactly 
equivalent to the year itfelf, and which might, as it were, be pointed at 
with one's finger in the heavens, by ihewing fome certain ftars under which 
the fun pafles during every one of thefe months. Here is then the me- 
thod in which they divided the courfe of the fun in twelve equal portions 
or collections of ftars, which are called afterifms or conftellations. Our 
aftronomers took a couple of brafs open veflels, the one pierced at the 
bottom, and the other without any orifice below. Having ftopped the 
hole of the firft, they filled it with water, and placed it fo as that the wa- 
ter might run out into the other veflel, the moment the cock fhould be 
opened. This done, they obferved in that part of the heaven, where the 
fun has its annual courfe, the rifing of a ftar, remarkable either for its 
magnitude or brightnefs j and, at the critical inftant it appeared on the ho- 
rizon, they began to let the water flow out of the upper veflel into the 
other during the reft of the night, and the whole following day, to the 
very moment when the fame ftar, being come to the eaft again, began to 
appear anew on the horizon. The inltant it was again ieen, they took 
away the under veflel, and threw the water that remained in the other 
on the ground. The obfervers were thus fare of having one revolution 
of the whole heaven between the firft rifing of the ftar and its return. 
The water, which had flowed during that time, might then afford them 
a means of meafuring the duration of one whole revolution of the heaven, 
and of dividing that duration into feveral equal portions ; fince, by dividing 
that water itfelf into twelve equal parts, they were fure of having the re- 
volution of a twelfth part of the heaven during the efflux of a twelfth 
part of the water j they then divided the water of the under veflel into 
twelve parts perfectly equal, and prepared two other fmall veflcls capable 
of containing exactly one of thefe portions, and no more. They again 

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O F A S T II O L O G Y. 77 

-> the great upper vcflcl the twelve parts of water all at onrc, 
;>ing ilie vclfcls flint. 'J lien they placed under the cock, ftill (hut, 
one ot the two i'mall vcilcls, and another near it to fuccecd the firft as 
ioon as it fhould be full. 

All thefe preparations being ready, they, the next night, obferved that 
part of the heaven towards which they had for a long while remarked that 
the Sun, the Moon, and the planets, took their courfes, and (laid for the 
rifing of the constellation which is iince called Aries. The Greeks, per- 

>s, gave that name to fome ftars different from thofe which went by it 
before the flood ; but this enquiry is not necefiary at prefent. The in- 
ffont Aries appeared, and they law the firft {car of it afcending, they let 
the water run into the little meafure. As foon as it was full, they re- 
moved it, and threw the water out. In the mean time they put the other 
empty meafure under the fall. They obferved exactly, and io as to re- 
member very well, all the frars that role during all the periods which the 
meafure took in filling; and that part of the heaven was terminated in 
their obicrvations by the liar which appeared the laft on the horizon the 
moment the meafure was juft full : fo that, by giving the two little veflels 
the time neceflaiy to be alternately filled to the brim three times each 
during the^night, they had, by that means, one half of the courfe of the 
fun in the heaven, that is, one half of the heaven itfelf ; and that half 
again was divided into fix equal portions, of which they might (hew and 
iliftinguifh the beginning, the middle, and the end, by {tars, which, from 
their fize, number, or order, were rendered diftinguifhable. As to the 
other half of the heaven, and the fix other conflellations which the fun 
runs over therein, they were forced to defer the obfervation of them to 
another feafon. They waited till the fun, being placed in the middle of 
the now known and obferved conftellations, fhould leave them at liberty 
to fee the other during the night. 

Doubtlefs, fome precautions were necefiary, not to miftake as to the 
fall of the water, which mufl flow more flowly in proportion as its nvafs 
is^lefs high. However, after having, by this or fome fuch means, made 
themfelves fure of the great annual courfe which the fun faithfully fol- 
lows in the heavens, and of the equality of the fpaces filled by the twelve 
collections of ftars that limit that courle, the observers thought of giving 
them names. They in general called them the Nations or the houfes of 
jthe fun, and afligned three of them to each feafon. They then gave 
each conftellation a peculiar name, whofe property did not only coniiil 
in making it known again to all nations, but in declaring, at the fame 
time, the circumftance of the year (which was of concern to mankind) 
when the fun fliould arrive at that conftellation. 

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78 A N I L L U S T R A T I O N 

By a particular care of Providence, the dams of the flock commonly 
happen to be pregnant about the end of autumn ; they bring forth during 
the winter and in the beginning of the fpring; whence it happens that "the 
young ones are kept warm under the mother during the cold, and after- 
wards eafily thrive and grow active at the return of the heat. The hirrbs 
come the firit, the calves follow them, and the kids fall the laft. By this 
means the lambs, grown vigorous and itrong, may follow the ram to the 
fields, as the fine days come on. Soon after the calves, and at laft the 
kids, venture abroad, and, by increasing the flock, begin to augment the 
revenues of their mailer. 

Our ancient obfervers, feeing that there were during the fpring no 
productions more ufeful than lambs, calves, and kids, gave the conrtel- 
lations, .under which the fun pafTes during that feafon, the names of the 
three animals which enrich mankind moll. The firft was named Aries, 
the fecond Taurus, the third the two kids, Gemini, the better to cha- 
racterize the fecundity of goats, which more commonly bring forth two 
young ones than one, and an abundance of milk more than Tufficient to 
nouriih them. 

The bulk of mankind had already very often remarked, that there was 
.a point to which the fun raifed itfelf in its coming towards them, but 
which it nevec exceeded i and that it -afterwards funk daily, in receding 
from them, for fix months together, till it arrived at another point a great 
way under the jfirft, but below which it never defcended. This retreat 
of the fun, made very flowly, and always backward, gave the obfervcr* 
the occaiion of diftinguifhing the ftars, which follow the two kids, or 
Gemini, by the name of the animal that walks backward, viz. Cancer, 
the crab. When the fun paiTes under the next conitellation, it makes our 
climate feel fultry heats, but chiefly the climates where men were at thi\t 
time all gathered together. When poets attribute to that conftellation the 
fiercenefs and raging of the Lion, of which it bears the name, it is very 
eafy to guefs at what might determine that choice from the beginning. 
Soon after, the houfing of the hay and the corn is entirely over through- 
out the eaft ; there remain on the ground only a few ears fcattered here 
and there, which they caufed to be gieaned by the leaft necefTary hamis ; 
this wx>rk is left to the youngeft girls. How then could they represent the 
conitellation > under which the fun fees no longer any crops on the ground, 
better than by the name and figure of a young maid gleaning ? The wings 
you fee her have in the {pheres are ornaments added of later date, after the 
introduction of fables. The Virgin, which follows the Lion, is certainly 
no other than a gleaning girl, or, if you will, a reaper; and, left we 
fhould mifbke her functions, ihe befides Was in her hand a clufter of ears; 
a very natural proof of the origin here attributed to her. 



O F A S T R O L O G Y. 79 

Tlie perfect equality of days and nights, which happens when the fun 
quits the fign Virgo, caufed aftronomers to give the next fign the name of 
Libra, that is, of a balance. 'Jiic frequent difeafes which the fun leaves 
IK hind him, or caufes by his retiring, procured the next fign the name of 
Scorpio ; bccaufe it is mifchievous, and drags after it a fting and venom. 
Towards the end of autumn, the fall of the leaf expofes wild beafrs, leav- 
ing them lefs covering : vintage and harvcft are over; the fields are free ; 
and it is of ill confequence to fiiffcr the propagation of brails at the ap- 
proach of winter. Every thing then invites us to hunt, and the fign, in 
which the fun is at that time, has from thence obtained the name of 
Sagittarius; that is, the archer, or huntfman. What is the proper and 
diftindlive character of the wild goat, or Capricorn, of which the firft 
lign of winter has the name ? it is to look for its food, getting from the 
foot of the mountains to the highcft fummit, and always climbing front 
rock to rock : the name of Capricorn was then fit to inform men of 
the time when the fun, having reached the loweft verge of its courfe, was 
ready to begin to afcend again towards the higher!, and to continue to ck> 
fo for fix months together. This is quite the reverfe of the crab (Cancer) ; 
and the happy concurrence of the oppofite characters of thefe two animals 
is a proof of what directed the firft observers in the impofition of all thefe 
names. Aquaries and Pifces, witjiout any difficulty, mark out the rainy 
feafon, and the time of the year when fillies, fatter and nicer than in any 
other time, bring on again the profit and pleafure of fiihing. It may be 
remarked, that, of the twelve conftellations, there are ten, the names of 
which are borrowed from feveral animals ; which caufed aftronomers to 
give the annual circle, which they compofe, the name of Zodiac. It is 
as much as if you would fay, the circle of animals. 

By this very plain induflry, men acquired a new method of nueafuri. 
time, and of regulating all their works. 'I hey already knew, without 
any trouble or care, how to regulate the order of their feafts and common 
bufinefs, by inflection only of the phafes of the moon. From the know- 
ledge ot the zodiac, they obtained an exact knowledge of the year; the 
cojaitelliitions became to them fo many very lignificarit figns, whiclt, 
both by their names and refpedive lituations, informed them of the or- 
der of their harvefts, and of the cautions they were to take in order to 
bring them about, o.penly and daily fhewing them ho\* long they were to 
Hay for them ; the people were neither obliged to call up the days, no$ 
mark out the order of times, to regulate themfelvcs. Twelve words, ap- 
plied to twelve different parts of the heaven, which every night revolved 
before their eyes, were to them a part of knowledge no Ids convenient 
and advantageous than eafy to be acquired. When men, after the fettin^ 
of the fun, faw the ftars of the fign Aries afcend ,the oppofite horizon, 
and cjiftant from the fun by one half of the heaven, .they tben knew that 
4 the 



So A N I L L U S T*Px A T I O N 

the fun was under the fign Libra, which, being the feventh of the celefn 
tial figns, was diftant from the firft by one whole half of the zodiac. 
When at the approach of day they faw in the middle of the heaven, ,and 
at an equal diftance from eaft and weft, the fined flar of the fign Leo, they 
eafily underftood that the fun, then ready to rife, was at the diftance of 
three figns from Leo, and removed towards the eaft one quarter part of its 
circle. Thus, without feeing the ftars which the fun drowned by his 
brightnefs as he came under them, they (aid, with a perfect affurance, that 
the fun is now in Scorpio; two months hence we ihall have the ihorteft 
cay. They could, on fight of a (ingle conftellation, placed in theeaftern, 
or middle, or weftern, part of the heaven, immediately fay where the fun 
\vas, how far the year was advanced, and -what kind of work it was fit 
they iliould bufy themfdves about. After this manner fhepherds and 
farmers ftill regulate their works; and, if we at prefent are now ignorant 
of the flars, if we are not able to determine the diftance between one 
ccmftellation lliewn us and the actual place of the fun, it is becaufe we 
can read and write. The firft men perufed the heavens for w r ant of writ- 
ing ; and it is on account of the conveniency of writing that the gene- 
rality of men now difpenfe with looking among the ftars for the know- 
ledge of the operations and order of the year. But writing itfelf, that 
fo ufeful invention, is one of the produces of aftronomy ; and it may be 
ealily (hewn alfo, that the names given the twelve celeftial figns gave birth 
to the invention both of painting and writing. The hiftory of the heavens 
ftill promifes further novelty, and it will continue to inform us of the 
helps for which we are indebted to the ftudy of nature. 

Now, merely to know and to underftand thofe divifions of the heavens 
is nothing more than fpeculaiive aftrology, commonly called Aftronomy ; 
but, to attain to the knowledge of Aftrology in general, we muft he con- 
verfant in the affeftions and qualities of the heavenly matter, and of the pla- 
nets and fixed ftars. It is generally imagined that the fxed ftars are faft- 
ened in the eighth orb of the celeftial heaven, and only move as that orb 
doth, and uniformly together, about one minute's fpace in a whole year; 
but reafon has not abfolutely determined this point, fo as to leave it quite 
fatis factory, or incontrovertible. The fixed ftars are obferved to differ 
from the planets by their twinkling or fparkling ; whence philofophers 
have conceived thecri to fhine with their own innate light, the fame as the 
jfun does. The number of ftars difcoverable at once by the eye is not 
above a thoufand. This at firft may appear incredible, becaufe they 
ice in to be without number; but the deception arifes from our looking 
confufedly upon them, without reducing them into any order.* If we 
but look iledfaftly upon a pretty large portion of the Iky, and count the 

* See Fergufon's Aftroftomy, feet 355, &c, llth edit. 8vo. 

ftars 



OF ASTROLOGY. 81 

ftars in it, we (hall be furprifed to find them fo few ; and, if we confi- 
der how feldorn the moon meets with any ftars in her way, although 
there are as many about her path as in any other parts of the heavens, we 
may foon be convinced that the ftars arc much thinner fown than people 
are aware of. The Britifh Catalogue, which befides the ftars vifible to the 
naked eye, includes a great number which cannot be feen without the 
afiiftance of a telefcope, contains no more than three thoufand in both 
hdmifpheres. From what we know of the immenfe diftances of the fixed 
ftars, the neareft may be computed at 32,OOO,COO,OOO,OCO of miles from 
the earth, which is farther than a cannon-ball would fly in feven million 
of years? Thefe ftars, on account of their apparently various magnitude?, 
are distributed into feveral clafles or orders : thofe which appear 
largeft are called ftars of the _firft magnitude; the next to them, in fize 
rind luftre, ftars of the Jecond magnitude; and ib on to the fixth, which 
confift of the fntfalleft that can be feen by the naked eye. This diftribu- 
fion having been mad'e long before the invention of telcfcopes, the Oars 
which cannot be feeii without the help of thcfe inftruments are diftin- 
guifhed by the name of telefcoplc ftars. 

For trie fame reafon that the ftars within the belt or circle of the zodiac 
were divided into conftellations, fo have been thofe on either fide of it ; 
viz. to diftinguifh them from one another, fo that any particular ftar 
may be readily ftiund in the heavens, by the help of a celeftial globe, upon 
Which tfre conflrellatioreS are fo delineated as to put the moft remarkable 
ftars into fuch parts of the figures which reprefent them as are mod 
eafily diftinguifhed ; and thofe ftars which could not be brought into 
afty part of thefe figures are called unformed ftars. The number of 
the ancient conftellations is forty-eight : viz. upon the zodiac twelve; 
upon all that region of the heavens on the north fide of the zodiac, 
twenty-one; a nth upon the fouth fide fifteen more; making in the whole 
forty-eight conftellations. But, the more modern philofophers and aftro- 
logians having added a number of others, I mall fet the whole down in 
their proper order. 

TABLE of the ANCIENT CONSTELLATIONS. 

Ptolemy. Tycho. Hevelius. Fla'ntll. 

Urfa minor The Little Bear 8 7 12 24 

Una major The Great Bear 35 29 73 

Draco The Dragon 31 32 40 80 

Cepheus Cepheus 13 4 51 35 

Bootes, ArElophilax 2^ 18 52 ;a 

Gorona Borealis The Northern Crown 8 8 8 21 

Cercules, Engonajia Hercules kneeling 29 28 45 113 

No. 5. T Lyra 



82 



AN ILLUSTRATION 



Lyra 

Cygnus, Galllna 

Cafliopea 

Perfeus 

Auriga 

Serpentarius, Ophiucus 

Serpens 

Sagitta 

Aquila, Vultur 

Antinous 

Delphinus 

Equulus, JLquifeElio 

Pegafus Equus 

Andromeda 

Triangulum 

Aries 

Taurus 

Gemini 

Cancer 

Leo 

Coma Berenices 

Virgo 

Libra, Chela 

Scorpius 

Sagittarius 

Capricornus 

Aquaries 

Pifces 

Cetus 

Orion 

Eridanus, Ftuvius 

Lepus 

Canis major 

Canis minor 

Argo 

Hydra 

Crater 

Corvus 

Centaurus 

Lepus 

Ara 

Corona Auftralis 

Pifces Auflralis 



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The Harp 

The Swan 

The Lady in her Chair 13 

Per feus 

The Waggoner 

Serpentarius 

The Serpent 

The Arrow 

The Eagle 1 

Antinous J 

The Dolphin 

The Horfe's Head 

The Flying Horfe 

Andromeda 

The Triangle 

The Ram 

The Bull 

The Twins 

The Crab 

The Lion 

Berenice's Hair 

The Virgin 

The Scales 

The Scorpion 

The Archer 

The Goat 

The Water-bearer 

The Fifties 

The Whale 

Orion 

Eridanus, the River 

The Hare 

The Great Dog 

The Little Dog 

The Ship 

Hydra 

The Cup 

The Crow 

The Centaur 

The Wolf 

The Altar 

The Southern Crown 

The Southern Fifh 



Ptolemy. Tycho. Hevelius. 


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21 


19 


18 


47 


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26 


37 


55 


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29 


46 


59 


J 4 


9 


40 


66 


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74 


18 


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22 


64 


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5 


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12 


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IO 


10 


14 


18 


4 


4 


6 


10 


2O 


'9 


38 


89 


23 


23 


47 


66 


4 


4 


12 


16 


18 


21 


2 7 


66 


44 


43 


5i 


141 


25 


26 


38 


85 


23 


'5 


29 


83 


35 


30 


49 

21 


95 

43 


32 


33 


5 


IIO 


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JO 


20 


5 1 


24 


IO 


20 


44 


3 1 


14 


22 


69 


18 


28 


29 




45 


41 


47 


1 08 


38 


36 


39 


IJ 3 


22 


21 


45 


97 


38 


42 


62 


78 


34 


IO 


27 


84 


12 


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16 


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29 


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21 


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14 


45 


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27 


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The 



OF ASTROLOGY. 83 

The NEW SOUTHERN CONSTELLATIONS. 

Columba Naochi Noah's Dove 10 

RoburCarolinum The Royal Oak 12 

Grus The Crane 13 

Phoenix The Phenix 13 

Indus The Indian ia 

Pavo The Peacock 14 

Apus, Avis Indica The Bird of Paradife 1 1 

Apis, Mufca The Bee, or Fly 4 

Chamaelion The Camelion 10 

Triangulum Auftralis The Southern Triangle 5 

Pifces volans, P offer The Flying Fim 8 

Dorado, Xiphias The Sword Fifli 6 

Toucan The American Goofe 9 

Hydrus The Water-Snake 10 

HEVELIUS's CONSTELLATIONS made out of the unformed Stars. 

Hevcl. Flamflead. 

Lynx The Lynx 19 44 

Leo minor The Little Lion 53 

Afteron & Chara The Greyhounds 23 25 

Cerberus Cerberus 4 

Vulpecula & Anfer The Fox and Goofe 27 35 

Scutum Sobiefki Sobiefki's Shield 7 

Lacerta The Lizard 16 

Camelopardalus The Camelpard 32 58 

Monoceros The Unicorn 19 31 

Sextans The Sextant 1 1 41 

Thefe conftellations, or groups of fixed ftars, have doubtlefs their 
diftincl: energy and influence in the operations of nature ; although we 
have not means fufficient to diftinguifli them all, according to their 
peculiar virtues. The nearer they are fituated to the ecliptic line, and 
the zodiac, fo much the apter are they to operate in the common acts 
of nature ; and fo much the more eafily allured into the opportunities 
of our acquaintance. Of the firft magnitude we have an extraordinary 
tnftance in that ftar in Leo called Cor Leonis, in twenty-five degrees of 
the fign, known to be of the nature of Mars and Jupiter mixed together; 
and a ftar greatly contributing to noble qualifications, and kingly favour. 
Famous alfo is the knowledge of Splca rtrgiriis, a ftar of Virgo by con- 
ftellation, but in the fjgn Libra : this ftar partakes both of the nature of 
Venus and Mars, and contributes greatly to ecclefiaftical preferments. 
After thefe are the very- well-known liars called Aldebaran in Gemini, and 

Antares 



8 4 AN ILLUSTRATION 

Antares in Sagittary, both ftars of the nature of Mars, provoking to 
courage and magnanimity, but inclining to violence and cruelty. Of 
the fecond magnitude are the South Balance, and the Head of Pollux, 
both ftars of a furious and violent nature. Of the third magnitude, 
the Head of Medufa, or Algol, is famous for its mifchievous inclinations ; 
and fo are the two AJfes, ftars of the fourth magnitude. Of the fifth 
magnitude are the Pleiades, ftars of remarkable influence, and celebrated 

O 

for their fweet and benevolent nature. Stars of the fixth magnitude 
are very fmall ; yet, notwithftanding this, they are not without their 
operations upon earthly things ; as in the breaft of the Crab, called 
Prcefepe, are feveral little ftars which appear only like a white cloud, 
and yet the force of this conftellation has been often felt in the affairs of 
mankind. Thefe fixed ftars alfo often prove their force in the change of 
weather, as they happen to rife, culminate, or fet, with the fun, moon, 
and planets. 

But the conftellations which form the twelve figns of the zodiac have 
obviouily the moft powerful and moft immediate operation upon man ; 
and the reafon is, becaufe they form the pathway of the fun, moon, and 
planets, in all their peregrinations, and thereby receive from them a more 
forcible power and energy. And, as thefe figns form a considerable 
part of the Science of Aftrology, we mall confider them under all their 
various qualities and affections, but with refpecl to their operations upon 
man's body and upon the four feafons of the year. Thefe figns are 
known or diftinguimed by the following characters: 



T Aries 
8 Taurus 
n Gemini 



25 Cancer 
ft Leo 
T Viro 



b 



:: Libra 
T^ Scorpio 
I Sagittarius 



V? Capricornus 
xr Aquaries 
Pifces 



They are placed in this order, and divided into four equal parts, an- 
fwering to the four quarters of the year, becaufe the equator cuts and 
divides the circle of the zodiac at the point beginning with Aries, and 
at the oppofite point of Libra, dividing the whole into two equal parts, 
confifting of fix northern and fix fouthern figns. But the reafon why the 
Sun's courfe begins and is reckoned from Aries, is, as tradition informs 
us, becaufe the Sun, when rirft brought into exiftence, was placed' in 
this fign. And this is not an unreasonable conjecture, fince the fprinsj 
quarter begins when the Sun enters Aries, and brings with it increafe and 
length of days, and all nature begins to multiply and flourim, arid as it 
were to rile into new life. The fixth northern figns' terminate with 
Virgo, and the fix fouthern commence with Libra; but the northern fio-ns 

o - * ^j 

have always been confidered of a more efficacious' and' noble nature tliari 
the fouthern. 

Philofophers 



OF ASTROLOGY. 95 

Philofophers have alfo nfligned another reafon for this order and divi- 
fion of the twelve Tigris of the Zodiac, namely, That Nature works by 
petition and contrariety, and thus brings about the four dates of all 
elementary bodies, viz. generation, confervation, corruption, and anni- 
hilation. As therefore generation is the firft flatc, and is produced and 
nourished by heat, they begin with the fiery fign Aries. 'J he next qua- 
lity being confervation, or durability, they fignify the fame by placing 
an earthy fign next in order, fince earth gives permanency and fixation 
to corruptible bodies. The third quality being corruptible, it is rcpre- 
fented by an airy fign, becaufe air is known to be the fource of putre- 
faction. The laft ftate of an elementary body is its final end or diffo- 
lution ; and, as water diflblves all corruptible bodies, fo have they de- 
fcribed it by placing a watery fign the lall of all. In this arrangement of 
the figns of the Zodiac we may further obferve, that two paffive prin- 
ciples are placed between two active ones ; and, as our all-wife Creator 
hath fo conftrufted nature, that the oppofition of one thing fliould oc- 
cafion the exiftence or duration of another, fo we may obferve it in the 
divifions of the Zodiac; for inftance, Arie?, a fiery fign, is placed oppo- 
fite to Libra, which is an airy iign ; and in all refpeds refcmbles a man 
fitting over a fire with a pair of bellows in his hands, blowing to keep 
it burning: for, without air, fire is foon extinguished. In the fame man- 
ner it is with the water and the earth; but, to make thefe obfcrvations 
more apparent, we will arrange the figns of the Zodiac under all their 
different qualities and forms. 

The Divifions of the Twelve SIGNS of the ZODIAC. 

Signs oppofite are the f v n ss si n Northern and commanding. 
firfl fix to the laft fix\ & n\ / i# z; x Southern and obeying. 



They are divided alfo according (T er { 

] f arth * 

I Airy . 

^Watery 25 n t x Cold and moid. 



to their four Triplicities and l 

Nature I Airy n =- x Hot and moift. 



Some are mafculine, as <v n si =0= / ^ Fiery and airy, mafculine. 

Some are feminine, as 23 t% tv; y> x Earthy and watery, feminine. 

Equinoflial <r * 

Tropical 25 >? . 

Fixed a "i - 

Common n t?jj / x 

Moveuble v 22 ^ y 

No. 5. U Thefc 



96 AN ILLUSTRATION 

Thefe figns are termed fixed, common, and moveable, becaufe, when- 
ever the fun is in any one of them, it anfwers to the fcafon of the year 
the weather being then either moveable, or fixed ; or between both. 



They are alfo divWed 

. J , J summer quarter <& si 

mto the four quar- i 

ters of the year, as [^T" ^ * * * 

J *- Winter quarter v$ z: x 

Aries begins the fpring quarter, for which reafon all the revolutional 
figures, either for the world or for particular ftates, are fet from the 
fun entering the firft point of the equinoctial fign Aries. 

Bicorporal or double f n K 

bodied \ $ the firft part of the fign only. 

Fruitful figns ss vt\. x 

Barren n si *%. 

Humane or courteous n R & zs 

Mute figns, or flow of fpeech 23 tri x 

Feral figns si f the laft part only, 

Signs of right or long afcenfions 23 a w & m $ 

Signs of fliort and oblique afcenfions Vf ss H v a. 

Signs broken Si X 

Signs whole & zz n ITJ, 

Signs fortunate r n si & f tz 

Signs unfortunate 25 R trj, y H 

Signs fweet n & zz 

Signs bitter <r si $ 

Signs weak <Y* / jjf 

Signs ftrong a n - 

Some figns are controvertible in their nature, according to their 
accidental Iituation in the heavens, as n and Si in the eaft are hot 
and dry, and nR hottifh, t cold and moift, w cold and dry. In 
the weft, n w and yf are cold and moift, cold, ^ hot and dry* 
Thefe qualities are abfolutely neceffary to be obferved in judging of the 
weather. 

When the moon, or lord of the afcendant, is pofited, at a nativity, 
in any of the figns we term hot, the native will be manly and vigorous, 
and choler will abound in him -, but, if any of thofe figns we term cold, 

he 



OF ASTROLOGY. 97 

he will then be meek, womanifh, and effeminate; all which affections 
piucced from phlegm. 

There arc figns called quadrupedian, or four-footed, as <r b Si t >f f 
becaufe tliofc creatures from whence they are named have four feet; and 
in a nativity, where cither of them afcend, they import that the confti- 
tution of the n.-tive partakes much of the nature of that creature they 
reprefenr; for intt.incc, if Aries afcends, then he will be hot and dry, and 
partake of t;.-j qualities of the ram ; if Taurus be lord of the afcendant, 
he will be lurious, as the bull j if Leo afcend, he will be in nature bold 
and magnanimous ; if Sagittarius, he will be perfeviring and intrepid; 
if Capricorn, he will be luftful and libidinous, like the goat. So there 
are figns of humanity, as n t% & ~ , and the firft part of / ; and in nativi- 
ties where any of thefe figns afcend, or in which the lord of the afcend- 
ant is placed, it fignifies that the native is of a friendly difpofition, hu- 
mane, affable, and courteous; of an excellent carriage, and engaging be- 
haviour. Again, tome figns are called fruitful, as 22 MI X ; and, if the 
afcendant, or his lord, or the moon, be placed in any one of thefe, or 
if the cufp of the fifth houfe has one of thefe upon it, or if his lord be 
pofited in one of them, the native will have many children, or will be 
of a prolific conftitution ; but, if barren figns poffefs the aforefaid places, 
then, according to the plain courfe of nature, tterility and barrenncfs v 
follow. There are alfo fome fjgns termed mute, as as HI K. If any of 
thefe afcend in a nativity, and Mercury, who is the general fignificator 
of fpeech, be afflidted by the planets Saturn and the Dragon's Tail in 
an evil houfe of heaven, and the aicendant alfo vitiated, the native will 
be born dumb; if Mercury be free, and the afcendant only afflicted, or 
if the afcendant be free, and Mercury afflifted, the native will be ge- 
nerally filent, and flow of fpeech. But if figns of voice afcend in a 
nativity, as n "K <& cr, the native will poflefs a volubility of fpeech, 
and be a good orator. Again, fome figns are Jeral, i. e. brutifh, or 
favage ; fuch are si and the laft part of Sagittarius. Some are termed 
hoarfe, or whittling, as v Si Yf ; and whenever Leo, or the laft p.irt of 
Sagittarius, afcend in a nativity, the native will be brutifhly inclined, 
and poffefs an unfeeling and cruel difpofition. Thofe perfons, in whofe 
nativity <r b Si v? are horofcopical, have a conftant hoarfenefs or 
whittling in their delivery and fpetch, though otherwife quick and 
voluble enough ; and thofe perfons arc generally crooked, deformed, 
or imperfectly born, who have * ufcending, and Caput Algol pofited 
in the afcendant. 

There are alfo degrees which are termed mafculine, feminine, light, 
dark, fmoky, pitted, azimene or deficient, and increafing fortune; thefe 
are all exhibited at one view in the following table. 

A TABLE 



9 3 



AN ILLUSTRATION 



A TABLE exhibiting the AFFECTIONS and SIGNIFICATIONS of the 
DEGREES in each SIGN of the ZODIAC. 



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In the firft column againft r you find 8. 15. 30, under the column of 
mafculine degrees; and under the column of feminine you have 9. 22, 
which fhews that the firft eight degrees of r are mafculine, and the 
ninth degree feminine; from 9 to 15 are mafculine, and from i^ to 22 
feminine, and from 22 to 30 are maltuline. The ufe of which is, that, 
if the principal fignificator in a nativity be pofited in the degrees and figns 
mafculine, be the native male or female, it argues that he or flic fhall 
inherit a more mafculine temper and resolution than ordinary. But, if 
the fignificator be in feminine figns and degrees, then the native will be 
more effeminate, timid, and lefs robuft. 1'he fame obfervation holds 
good with refpecl to the other figns and degrees, as in the table they 
ftand directed. The fourth column points out that there are certain de- 
grees in each fign, which are termed light; and, if either of thefe afcend, 

in 



OF ASTROLOGY. 99 

in a nativity, the native will be of a fairer and clearer complexion than 
ordinary. The fifth column (hews that there are degrees termed dark or 
obfcure; and, whenever thefe happen to be horofcopical in a nativity, they 
declare the native to be of a dark or fallow complexion, and, if he (hould 
be born deformed, his deformity will be confidcrably greater. The fixth 
column fhews which degrees of the zodiac dre termed Jmofy} and, if any 
of them arife on the eaflern fineter at the time of birth, they declare the 
native of a mixed complexion, neither fair nor fwarthy, but partaking of 
both ; and fimilar to his complexion will be his underftanding. The 
feventh column (hews which of the degrees of the zodiac are called void*, 
and, if the afcendant in the radix of any nativity be pofited in them, it 
declares an imbecility in the judgment and underftanding of the native; 
and, the farther he enters into converfation or bufinefs, the more obvious 
will this defect appear. The eighth column points out what degrees in 
each of the twelve figns are called deep zn& pitted; and thcfe, in a nativity, 
fignify, that if the afcendant, his lord, or the moon, be fituated in any of 
them, the native will be of a hafty and imperfect fpeech, incapable of ex- 
prefling his defires, or of declaring his fentiments; and will always be in- 
volved in vexatious litigations and difputes; and, like a man in a pit or 
fnare, will want the affiftance of another to help him out. The ninth ' 
column diftinguifhes the azimene, lame, or deficient, degrees; and, if. in a 
nativity any one of thefe afcend, or the lord of the afcendant, or the moon, 
be in any of them, the native will be crooked, lame, or deformed, or in 
fome manner vitiated in the member or part of the body that the fjgn 
governs in which fuch azimene degrees (hall happen to be. This rule 
is fo unexceptionable and invariable, that it ought to be well coniidered 
in the judgment of every nativity. The tenth column points out all the 
degrees in the twelve figns that are augmentors or increafers of fortune; 
and the knowledge to be derived from them is, that if, in a nativity, the 
cufp of the fecond houfe, or lord of the fecond, Jupiter, or part of for- 
tune, be in degrees augmenting, they then become arguments of much 
wealth; and prefage that the native {hall, according to his capacity or 
{ituatipn in life, attain to ftill greater honour, riches, and preferment. 

But, befides thefe general properties, each of the figns poflcfs a parti- 
cular efiicMcy and virtue peculiar to themfelves, or to that part of the 
heavens wherein they bear rule. For, as upon earth all ground will not 
bring forth the fame fruit, fo in the heavens all places or parts thereof 
will not produce the fame effctls. Upon the earth, a man in his journey 
rides over ten miles, more or Icfs, upon the fands; at another time, he 
traces over as many miles more upon the clay; and, after that, he pro- 
ceeds on another ten miles upon the marie and gravel. Similar to this, 
by the moft correct obfervation, appears to be the alternate variations of 

No. 5. X the 



,oo AN ILLUSTRATION 

the heavenly matter. This we fhall render apparent, by examining the 
different and diftinft qualities of every fign throughout all the degrees of 
the zodiac. And firfl 

Of A R I E S, T . 

This fign, obfervation and experience both inform us, is hot and 
dry, like a high gravelly or fandy ground; and, when this fign afcends 
at a birth, or if the fun or moon be pofned in it, it ufually contributes 
unto the native a dry body, lean and fpare, flrong and large bones and 
limbs, piercing eyes, a fwarthy or fallow complexion, and fandy-co- 
loured or red hair, and inclines him to be choleric, brutal, violent, and 
intemperate ; that is, this fign naturally produces thefe effefts. But, if 
the planets Jupiter or Venus be in the afcendant, or in this fign, it very 
materially alters both the conftitution and complexion of the native for 
the better ; but, if Saturn or Mars be pofited there, then it is altered 
confiderably for the worfe *. For, as fome land will bear wheat, and 
other land only rye, and yet, by adding compoft to it, or by ordering it 
accordingly, the nature of the mold may oftentimes be changed, and 
made to bring forth fruit contrary to its own nature: jufl the fame it 
is when the planets, or their afpecls, fall ftrongly into a fign ; they quite 
change its nature and effect ; but, if none of thcfe happen, then the fign 
Aries, and the reft, unalterably purfue their own nature. 

Aries is an equinoctial, cardinal, diurnal, moveable, fiery, choleric, 
hot and dry, luxurious, violent, fign ; eaftern, and of the fiery triplicity. 
It is the day-houfe of Mars, and confifts of twelve ftars. The difeafes 
produced by this fign are thefmall-pox and falling- ficknefs, apoplexies, 
head-ach, megrims, baldnefs, and all diforders of the head and face, 
hair-lips, ring- worms, meafles, fevers, convulfions, and the dead palfy. 
The regions over which Aries prefides, are England, France, Bafternea, 
Syria, Paleftine, the Upper Burgundy, Germany, Switzerland, the 
Upper Silefia, the LefTer Poland, Denmark, and Judea j the cities of 
Naples, Capua, Ancona, Imoli$, Ferrara, Florence, Verona, Lindavia, 
Brunfwick, Cracovia, Marfeilles, Saragoffa, Barganum, Csefarea, Padua, 
Augufta, and Utrecht. In man in governs the head and face ; and the 
colour it rules is white mixed with red. 

TAURUS, . 

Taurus differs greatly from the preceding fign, being in nature cold 
and dry, as if out of a hot and fandy foil a man were on a fudden to 
enter into a cold deep clay country. If this fign afcends at a birth, or is 



* See Dofti of Nat. lib. i. cap. 10, feft, i. 

pofited 



OF ASTROLOGY. 101 

pofitcd in the fun or moon's place, it ufually renders a perfon with a 
broad brow, thL ik curling hair, of qualities fomewhat hrutal 

and unfeeling ; melancholy, and flow to anger 3 but, when once enraged, 
violent and furious, and difficult to be appcafed. Hence it follows that 
this is an earthy, cold, dry, melancholy, feminine, fixed, no&urnal, 
fign; fouthcrn, and of the earthy triplicityj the ni^ht-houfe of Venus; 
and contains twenty- three ftars. The ciilcafes incident to this fign arc, 
cold and dry melancholic habits, fluxes of rheum, wens in the neck, fore 
throats, king's-cvil, quinfeys, and confumptions. The regions over 
whicrHt prefjdes are, Perfia, Media, Parthia., Cyprus, the iflands of the 
Archipelago, the Letter Afia, White RufTia, the Greater Poland, Ireland, 
Lorraine, Helvetia, Rhetica, Franconia, and Switzerland; with the cities 
of Mantua, Borronia, Parma, Sens, Terentia, Bythinia, Panorum, Hc- 
riopolis, Leipfic, and Nantz. In man, it governs the neck and throat; 
and the colour it rules is red mixed with citron. 

GEMINI, n . 

Gemini is in nature hot and moift, like a fat and rich foil ; and pro- 
duces a native fair and tall, of ftraight body and fanguine complexion, 
rather dark than clear; the arms long, but oftentimes the hands and feet 
fhort and flefhy : the hair and eyes generally a dark hazle, of perfect 
fight, and lively wanton look, the understanding found, and judicious 
in worldly affairs. Gemini is defined an airy, hot, moift, fanguine, 
double-bodied, mafculine, diurnal, weftern, fign, of the airy triplicity. 
It is the day-houfe of Mercury; and confifts of eighteen fixed ftars. 
The difeafes produced by this fign are, all the infirmities of the arms, 
fhotilders, and hands, phrenzy-fcvers, corrupt blood, fractures, and dif- 
orders in the brain. r l he regions over which it prefides are, the weft 
and fouth-weft of England, Brabant, Flanders, America, Lombardy, 
Sardinia, and Wittemberg ; a ; the cities of London, Mentz, Corduba, 
Bruges, Hasford, Norringberg, Louvain^, , Mogontia, and Verfailles. 
la man, he governs the hands, arms, and ffiS'ulders ; and rules all mixed 
red and white colours. 

CANCER, 23. 

This fign, like a watery moorifh land, is by nature cold and moift ; 
and, when it alcends at the time of birth, it yields a native fair and pale, 
of a fhort and fmall itature, the upper part of the body generally large, 
with a round face, brown 'hair, and grey eyes; of qualities phlegmatic 
and heavy, effeminate conftitution, and fmall voice j if a woman, inclined 
to have many children. Cancer is the only houfe of the moon, and 

4 is 



102 AN ILLUSTRATION 

is the firft fign of the watery or northern triplicity; it is a watery, cold, 
moift, phlegmatic, feminine, nocturnal, moveable, fruitful, folfticial, 
.fign; 'and comprehends nine fixed ftars. Peculiar to this fign are all dif- 
orders of the bread and ftomach, pleurifies, indigeftion, {hortnefs of 
breath, want of appetite, cancers, coughs, phthifics, dropfies, furfcits, 
impofthumes, afthmas, and confumptions. The regions which are more 
immediately under the government of this fign, are Scotland, Holland, 
Zealand, Grenada, Burgundy, Numidia, Africa, Bythinia, Phrygia, 
Cholcis, and Carthage ; together with the cities of Constantinople, 
Tunis, York, St. Andrew's, Venice, Algiers, Genoa, Amfterdam, Mag- 
denburg, Cadiz, St. Lucia, and New-York. In man, it governs the 
breaft, ribs, lungs, liver, pleura, and ventricle of the ftomach ; and the 
colour it rules is green and rufTet. 

LEO, si. 

pi 

Leo is the only houfe of the fun, by nature fiery, hot, dry, mafculine, 
choleric, barren, and commanding; eaftern, and of the fiery triplicity; 
and claims twenty-feven of the fixed ftars. When this fign afcends in 
a nativity, it denotes that the native will be of a large mafculine body, 
broad {boulders, and auftere countenance; dark or yellowifti hair, large 
commanding eye, fprightly look, and ftrong voice; the vifage oval, and 
ruddy, or fanguinc; a refolute and courageous fpirit, afpiring mind, free 
and generous heart, with an open, bold, and courteous, difpofition. It 
muft however be remarked, that the beginning and middle of this fign 
produce all the above faculties in the greateft degree of ftrength ; and 
that, in the latter part of the fign, the native will be rather fpare and 
thin, with light flaxen hair, and of a weaker conftitution and tempera- 
ture. The difeafes produced under Leo, are all the paffions and affec- 
tions of the heart, as convulfions, fwoonings, tremblings, qualms, violent 
fevers, plagues, peftilences, fmall-pox, meafles, yellow jaundice, pleu- 
rifies, fore eyes, and all difeafes arifing from choler, and all pains in the 
back, ribs, and bowels. Thjt^provinces under the rule of Leo are, Ital/, 
the Alps, Silicia, Bohemia, Phoenicia, Chaldea, part of Turkey, and 
Apulia; alfo the cities of Rome, D;mafcus, Cremona, Prague, Linzi- 
nus, Philadelphia, Syracufe, Briftol, Crotona, and Ravenna. In man, it 
governs the heart and back, the vertebra of the neck, and pericranium. 
It rules the colours red and green. 

VIRGO, IK. 

Virgo is an earthy, cold, dry, barren, feminine, fouthern, noclornal, 
melancholy, fign, of the earthy triplicity, and the houfe. and exaltation of 
Mercury, confifting of twenty-four fixed ftars. When this fign afcends, 

it 



OF ASTROLOGY. 103 

it perfonatcs a decent and well-corn pofcd body, (lender, and above the 
middle ftaturc, of a ruddy brown complexion, black or dirk brown lank 
hair, the vifage fomewhat round, the voice imall and fluill, a witty and 
ingenious mind, ftudious, but rather unftable; and, if the afcendant bs 
free from the malevolent afpects of Saturn, and this fign afcends with 
Mercury therein, the perfon who hath tru-m fo faulted at his birth will 
be an excellent orator. The particular aifeafes of this fign, are thofe 
produced by worms, wind, and obltruclions j hardnefs of the fpleen, mo- 
ther, hypochondriac melancholy, cholic, and iliac paflion. '1 he regions 
under the government of Virgo, are Babylon, Mesopotamia, Afiyrii, 
Achaia, Greece, Croatia, Corinthia, Crete, the Duchy of Athens, part of 
Gallia Comata, part of Rhenus and the Lower Silefia; with the cities of 
Jerufalem, Corinth, Navarre, Arethiu.n, Brundufium, PaJua, TotiloufV, 
Paris, Bafil, Cratiflavia, Heidelburg, Sigina, Erphordia, and Lyons. In 
man it governs the belly, bowels, fpleen, omentum, navel, and dia- 
phragm ; and it rules the colour black fpeckled with blue. 

LIBRA, &. 

Libra is a fign aerial, fanguine, hot, and moift, equinoctial, cardinal, 
moveable, mafculine, weftern, diurnal, and humane; the day-houfe of Ve- 
nus, of the airy triplicity, and corfifts of eight ftar.-. At a birth it pro- 
duces one of a tall, ftrait, and well-made, body; of a round, lovely, ami 
beautiful, vifage, a fine fanguine complexion in youth, but in old age com- 
monly brings pimples, or a very deep red colour in the face; the hair yel- 
low, or fomewhat tending to flixen, long and lank, grey eyes, of a cour- 
teous friendly difpofition, with a mind jult and upright in all its purfuits. 
The difeafes common to this fign are, ihe itone, gravel, heat, wind, cho- 
lic, and difeafes in the loins, impofthumes or ulcers in the rein?, bladder, 
or kidneys; corruption of blood, weaknefs in the back, and gonorrheas. 
The regions under its peculiar fway, are Ba6lriann, Cafpia, Sere?, Oafis, 
/Ethiopia, Sabandia, Alfatia, Sundgavia, Livonia, Auftria, Pannonia, 
Portugal; and the Dukedom of Savoy. Alfo the cities of Li{bon, Spria, 
Placentia, Lauday, Friefburg, Heilborn, Antwerp, Frankfort, Vienna, 
Olyfiponis, Arafatum, Cajeta, Charles-Town, Sueil'a, Argentum, Velk- 
kirchium, and Halafrifinga. In man it governs the runs, kidneys, and 
bladder; and the colours under its rule are black, dark crimfon, or tawney. 

SCORPIO, tit. 

Scorpio is a moift, cold, phlegmatic, feminine, nofturnal, fixed, 
northern, fign; the night-houfe and joy. of Mars, and is of the watery 
trigon; and includes twelve flars. It gives a ilrong, robuft, corpulent, 

No. 5. Y body, 



104. AN ILLUSTRATION 

body, of middle ftature, broad vifage, brown complexion, and brown 
curling hair ; an hairy body, (hort neck, and fhort thick legs, quick in 
bodily motion, but referved and thoughtful in converfation. '] he dif- 
eafes incident to Scorpio, are the flone and gravel in the bladder, ftran- 
guary, and other imperfections in the urinal paflage ; ruptures, fiftulas, 
hemorrhoids, venereal difeafe, running of the reins, priapifms, fcurvy, 
and piles. It bears rule over the regions of iMatragonitida, Commagena, 
Cappadocia, Judea, Idumea, Mauritania, Getulia, Catalonia, Norwegia, 
the Weft Sileiia, and the Upper Bavaria, the kingdom of Fez, and Bar- 
bary; together with the cities of Algiers, Valentia, r i rapizuntia, Aquila, 
Pottoria, Camerir.um, Petavium, Meffina, Vienna of the Allobroges, 
Gedandum, Crema, Ariminum, and Frankfort upon Oder. In man it 
governs the privities, feminal vtffels, groin, bladder, and fundament j 
and prefers a brown colour. 

SAGITTARIUS, / . 

Sagittarius is a fiery, hot, dry, mafculine, diurnal, eaftern, common, bi- 
corporal, fign, of the fiery trigon; the houfe and joy of Jupiter; contain- 
ing thirty-one ftars. At a birth it endows the native with a well-formed 
body, rather above the middle ftature; with an handfome comely coun-' 
tenance, a vifage fomewhat long, ruddy complexion, chefnut-coloured 
hair, but fubjedl to baldnefsj the body flrong, active, and generally makes 
a good horfeman ; ftout-hearted, intrepid, and carelefs of danger. The 
dileafes proper to this fign, are the fciatica, windy gouts, running fores, 
heat of the blood, pedilential fevers, and diforders produced by intem- 
peratenefs, and falls from horfes. The regions under its government are 
thofe of Arabia Felix, Tyrrhenia, Celtica, Hifpaniola, Dalmatia, Scla- 
vonia, Hungaria, Moravia, Mifnia, Provincia, Lyguria, and Spain; the 
cities of Toledo, Mutina, Narbonne, Avignon, Cologne, Agrippina, 
Stutgardia, Rottemburgus, Cullen, Tuberinum Indemburges, and Buda. 
In man it governs the thighs, hips, and os facrum, and rules the yellow 
green colour, tending to red. 

CAPRICORN, w. 

Capricorn is an earthy, cold, dry, melancholy, feminine, nocturnal, 
moveable, cardinal, lolfticial, domeftic, fouthern, quadrupedian, fign, 
of the earthy triplicity, the houfe of Saturn, and exaltation of Mars; and 
contains twenty-eight ftars. When this fign governs a nativity, it pro- 
duces a ilender ilature, of a dry conftitution, long thin vifage, fmall 
beard, dark hair, long neck, and narrow chin and breaft ; with a dif- 
pofition collected, witty, and fubtle. The difeafes peculiar to Capri- 
corn, are the gout, fprains, fradlures, diilocations, leprofy, itch, fcabs, 

5 and 



OF ASTROLOGY. 105 

and all difeafes of melancholy, and hyfterics. The regions over which it 
rs fway, are thofe of India, Ariana, Macedonia, Illyria, Thncia, Bof- 
nia, Mexico, Bulgaria, Greece, Mufcovy, Lithuania, Saxony, Morea, the 
Orcades, Stiria, Romandiola, Marchia, Heffia, Teringia, and Alb.my. 
Likewile the cities of Juliacum, Chevonia, Bcrga, Mecklinberg, Gau- 
danum, Vilna, Oxford, Brandenburgh, Augufta, Coriftntia, Dcrrhona, 
Feventra, Fortona, and Pratum. In man it governs the knees and hams; 
and rules the black or dark brown colour. 

A QJJ ARIES, x. 

Aquarics is an hairy, hot, moift, rational, fixed, humane, diurnal, fan- 
guine, ma feu line, weftern, fjgn, of the airy triplicity ; the day-houfe of 
Saturn, and comprehends, in its degrees of the zodiac, twenty-four ftars. 
In a nativity, it denotes a perfon of well-fet, thick, robuft, ftrong, body, 
long vifage, and pale delicate countenance; clear {anguine complexion, 
with bright f.indy or dark flaxen hair. The difeafes common to this fign 
are, lamenefs and bruifes in the ancles, fracflures and dislocations, cor- 
ruption and putrefaction of the blood, gouts, cramps, and rheumatifms. 
The regions under its government are, Oxiana, Sogdiana, the Deferts 
of Arabia Petrea, Azania, Sarmatia, Great 'J artary, Wallachi.', Red 
Ruflla, Dania, the fouth part of Sweden, Wcftphalia, MLoOclani, Pede- 
mantum, part of Bavaria, Croatia, Germany, and Mufcovy ; with the 
cities of Hamburgh, Breva, Montferrat, Trent, Pifiurum in Italy, Sa- 
lifburgus, Ingolftadius, Forum, Sernpronium, and Bremen. In man it 
governs the legs and ancles; and rules the fky-colour, or blue. 

PISCES, x. 

Pifces is a watery, cold, moift, feminine, phlegmatic, nofturnal, com- 
mon, bicorporal, northern, idle, effeminate, fickly> fruitful, fign, of the 
watery triplicity, the houfe of Jupiter, and the exaltation of Venus ; and 
confifts of twenty-four ftars. It produces a native of a (hort flature, pale 
complexion, thick (boulders, brown hair, of a flefliy body, not very up- 
right ; round- fhouldered, with an incurvating of the head. 1 he difeafes 
produced by this fign, are gouts, lamenefs, and pains incident to the feet ; 
fait phlegm, biles, pimples, and ulcers proceeding from putrified blood;, 
alfo all cold and moift difeafes. The regions it governs are Phazonia, 
Nazomontidis, Carmatia, Lydia, P.imphilia, Silefia, Calabria, Portugal, 
Normandy, Galicia, Lulitania, Egypt, Garomentus ; and the cities of 
Alexandria, Sibilia or Hylpalis Compoftclla, Parantium, Rhotomagum, 
Normatia, Ratifbonne, and Rhemes. In man ii governs the feet and toes, 
and prelides over the pure white colour. 

It 



106 AN ILLUSTRATION 

It may perhaps be thought, by fome of my readers, that the foregoing 
influences, attributed to the twelve figns of the zodiac, are merely con- 
jectural and imaginary. But the artift, whoever he be, that has the good 
fenfc to determine for himfelf, by the ftandard of experience and obfer- 
vation only, will carefully attend to all that has been dated, as the par- 
ticular effect and virtue of each refpective fign. For, without an intimate 
acquaintance with them, no correct judgment can be formed upon any 
nativity; but, on the contrary, if the foregoing are ftri&ly attended to, 
no one who tries them will ever find an error in his calculations. 



Consideration 



OF ASTROLOGY. 107 

Confiderations on the Natural Properties, Influences, and Effects, of the 
SUN, MOON, and PLANETS. 

THE importance of thefe celeflial luminaries in the fcale of Nature, 
and the force of their operations upon the animal and vegetable 
fyftems, require that they {hould be thoroughly inveftigated, and their 
properties well underftood, before any advances are made in calculating 
nativities,, or refolving horary queftions. We (hall begin with Saturn, 
the moil remote of the fuperior planets, and confider them individually, 
in the following order : 

Saturn J? Mars $ Venus ? 

Jupiter u Luna D Mercury 5 

And the central Sun o . 

There are alfo other charafters which we (hall have occafion to fpeak 
of. The Dragon's Head 8 , the Dragon's Tail & , and the Part of 
Fortune . And firft, 

Of S A T U R N, * . 

Saturn is the moft fupreme, or moft: elevated, of all the planets, being 
placed between Jupiter and the firmament, at about feven hundred and 
eighty millions of miles from the fun. It travels in its orb at the rate of 
eighteen thouftnd miles every hour, and performs its annual revolution 
round the fun in twenty-nine years, one hundred and fixty-feven days, 
and five hours, of our time; which makes only one year to that planer. 
And, though it appears to us no larger than a ftar of the third magnitude, 
yet its diameter is found to be no lefs than fixty-ieven thoufand Englifh 
miles; and confequently near fix hundred times as big as the earth 1 This 
planet is furrounded by a thin broad ring, fomewhat rdembling the ho- 
rizon of an artificial globe; and it appears double when feen through a 
good telefcope. It is inclined thirty degrees to the ecliptic, and is about 
twenty-one thoufand miles in breadth} which is equal to its diftance 
from Saturn on all fides. There is reafon to believe that the ring turns 
round its axis, becauie, when it is almcft edge-ways to us, it appears fome- 
what thicker on one fide of the planet than on the other ; and the thickeft 
edge has been feen on different iidcs at different times. But, Saturn hav- 
ing no vifible fpots on his body, whereby to determine the time of his 
turning round his axis, the length of his days and nights and the pofition 
of his axis are wholly unknown to us. He has two degrees forty-eight 
minutes honb, and two degrees forty-nine minutes fouth, latitude. He 

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io8 AN ILLUSTRATION 

is retrograde one hundred and forty days, and ftationary five days before 
and five days after his retrogradation. 

Saturn is in nature cold and dry, occafioned by his being fo far re- 
moved from the heat of the fun; abounds in moid vapours, and is a me- 
lancholy, earthy, mafcultne, folitary, diurnal, malevolent, planet; and 
the greater infortune. His effects, when lord of the afcendant, or prin- 
cipal ruler of a nativity, with all his qualities, are as follow : he produces 
a middle ftature, with a dark, fwarthy, or pale, complexion, fmall leer- 
ing black eyes, broad forehead, lean face, lowering brow, thick nofe 
and lips, large ears, black or brown hair, broad fhoulders, thin beard, 
with fmall lean thighs and legs. If this planet is well dignified at the 
time of birth, the native will be of an acute and penetrating imagination ; 
in his conduct, auftere; in words, referved; in fpeaking and giving, very 
iparej in labour, patient; in arguing or difputing, grave j in obtaining 
the goods of this life, ftudious and felicitous; in his attachments, either 
to wife or friend, conflant and unequivocal ; in prejudice or refentment, 
rigid and inexorable. But, if this planet be ill dignified at the time of 
birth, the native will be naturally fordid, envious, covetous, miftruftful, 
cowardly, fluggifh, outwardly diffembling, falfe, ftubborn, malicious, 
and perpetually difTatisfied with himfelf, and with all about him. When 
Saturn is oriental, the human fbature will be fhorter than ufual, and, when 
occidental, thin, lean, and lefs hairy. If his latitude be north, the na- 
tive will be hairy and corpulent; if without any latitude, he will be of 
large bones and mufclesj and, if meridional, fat, fmooth, and flemy; in 
his firft flation, ftrong and well-favoured ; and, in his fecond ftation, 
weak and ill-favoured. Thefe remarks likewife hold good -with refpect 
to all the other planets. It is alfo to be remarked, that, when Saturn is 
fignificator of travelling, he betokens long and laborious journeys, peril- 
ous adventures, and dangerous imprifonment. Saturn governs the fpleen, 
right ear, bones, teeth, joints, and retentive faculty, in man; and rules 
every thing bitter, {harp, or acrid. His government and effects in all 
other refpects are as follow, 

Dijeafes under Saturn. All melancholy and nervous afTe6lions, quartan 
agues, falling ficknefs, black jaundice, tooth-ach, leprofy, defluxions, 
fiftulas, pains in the limbs and joints, gout, rheumatifm, hemorrhoids, 
deafnefs, infanity, palfy, confumption, dropfy,, chin-cough, fractures, 
apoplexies, and all phlegmatic humours; and, in conceptions, he rules 
the firfl and the eighth months. 

Herbs and plants under Saturn. Barley, fumatory, beech-tree, bifoil, 
b.irdsfoot, biftort, buckihorn plantane, vervane, fpinach, bearsfoot, wolf- 
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bane, fern, fage, box, poppy, angelica, tamarind, caper?, rue, willow, 
yew-tree, cyprcfs-trte, hemp, pine-tree, wild campions, pilewort, clea- 
ver?, clowns uoundwort, comtrey, cudweed, crofTwort, darnel, dodder, 
epithymum, elm-tree, ofmond royal, flea-worr, flix-w.ed, gout-wort, 
ftinking gladden, winter-green, hound's tongue, hawk-weed, hemlock/ 
henbane, horfetail, knap-weed, knot-grafs, medlar, mofs, mullen, night- 
{hade, polypody, quince, rupture-wort, rumtrs, Solomon's feal, yarrow, 
cetrach, Saracen's confound, fervicc-tree, tamarifk, black thorn, melan- 
choly thiftle, thorowax, tutfan, aconite, afphodil, agnus callus, ftarwort, 
orach, fliepherd's purfe, black hellebore, mandrake, opium. In gather- 
ing his herbs, the ancients turned their faces towards the eaft, in his 
planetary hour, when in an angle, and efTentially fortified, with the rnoon 
applying to him by fextile or trine. 

Stones, meta/s, arid minerals. The Sapphire, and lapis lazuli, or that 
{lone of which azure is made ; likewife all unpolimed black and blue 
{tones ; the loadflone, tin and lead, and the drofs of all metals. 

Animals under Saturn. The afs, the cat, the hare, moufe, dog, wolf, 
bear, elephant, bafilifk, crocodile, fcorpion, adder, ferpent, toad, hog, 
and all creeping things produced by putrefaction. Alfo the tortoiie, the 
eel, and all kinds of fiiell-fifti. Among birds, the crow, lapwing, owl, 
bat, crane, peacock, thrufh, blackbird, oflrich, and cuckow. 

Weather and winds. He brings cloudy, dark, obfcure, weather, with 
cold biting winds, and thick, heavy, condenfcd air. Thefe are his 
general effects ; but the more particular and immediate alterations of 
weather produced by this planet are only to be known by his feveral 
pofition and afpecls with other planets, fortitudes, and debilities, of 
which I (hall treat at large in my third book. Saturn delights in the 
eaflern quarter of the heavens, and caufeth the eaftern winds. He is 
friendly to Jupiter, Sol, and Mercury, but at enmity with Mars, Venus, 
and the Moon. 

Triplicity and Jigns. He governs the fign Capricorn by night, and 
Aquaries by day, and the airy triplicity by day. Of the weekly days 
he rules Saturday, the firft hour from fun-rifing, and the eighth hour 
of the fame day, and the firft hour of Tuefday night. 

Regions under Saturn. -Bavaria, Saxony, Stiria, Romandiola, Ravenna, 
Conitantia, and Ingoldftadt. 

Tears. Saturn's greateft year is four hundred and fixty-five; his great 
is fifty-feven; his mean, forty-three and a half j and his leaft, thirty. 

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no AN ILLUSTRATION 

The fignification of which, in aftrology, is, that, if a kingdom, city, 
town, principality, or family, takes its rife when Saturn is effentially 
and occidentally ftrong, and well fortified, it is probable the fame will 
continue in honour and profperity, without any material alteration, for 
the fpace of four hundred and fixty-five years. Again, if in a nativity 
Saturn is well dignified, is lord of the geniture, and not afflicted by any 
crofs-afpects, then the native, according to the common courfe of na- 
ture, may live fifty-feven years ; if the planet be but meanly dignified, 
then the native will not live more than forty-three years; and, if he be 
weakly dignified, he will not live more than thirty years ; for the na- 
ture of Saturn at beft is cold and dry, which are qualities deftrudtive to 
health and long life in man. 

Orb. Saturn's orb is nine degrees before and after any afpect; that is, 
his influence begins to operate, when either he applies, or any planet ap- 
plies to him, within nine degrees of his perfect afpect; and his influence 
continues in force until he is feparated nine degrees from the afpet partial. 

JUPITER, n . 

Jupiter is the next planet below Saturn, and called the greater fortune. 
He appears to our fight the largeft of any ftar in magnitude except 
Venus j and is of a bright refplendent clear afpecl. Modern aftronomers 
have proved him to be four hundred and twenty-fix millions of miles from 
the fun, and above a thoufand times bigger than our earth j he goes in 
his orbit at the aftonifhing rate of near twenty-fix thoufand miles an hour, 
and his diameter is computed at eighteen thoufand Englifh miles, which 
is more than ten times the diameter of the earth. He completes his 
courfe through the twelve figns of the zodiac in eleven years, three hun- 
dred and fourteen days, and twelve hours. He is confidently fwifter in 
motion than Saturn; but to us his mean motion is four minutes fifty- 
nine feconds ; his fwifter motion fourteen minutes. He has exaltation 
in fifteen degrees of Cancer; fuffers detriment in Gemini and Virgo, 
and receives his fall in fifteen degrees of Capricorn. His greateft lati- 
tude north is one degree thirty-eight minutes, and his g;e.teft latitude 
fouth one degree and forty minutes. He is retrograde one hundred 
and twenty days ; and fhtionary five days before and four days after his 
retrogradation. His orb, or radiation, is nine degrees before and after 
any of his afpetts. 

Jupiter is a diurnal, mafculine, planet, temperately hot and moift, 

airy and fanguine; author of temperance, modefty, fobriety, and juf- 

tice. He rules the lungs, liver, reins, blood, digeftive virtue, and na- 

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OF ASTROLOGY. in 

ral faculties of man. When he prefides over a nativity, he gives an ereft 
and tall Mature, a handfome rofy complexion, an oval vifage, high fore- 
head, large grey eyes, Ibfi thick brown hair, a well-let comely body, fliort 
neck, large wide chert; robufl, ftrong, and well-proportioned, thighs and 
legs, with long feet ; his fpeech fober and manly, and his converfation 
grave and commanding. And, if well dignified at the birth, this plai> r. 
betokens molt admirable manners and difpofition to the native. He will 
be in general magnanimous, faithful, and prudent, honourably afpiring 
after high dcferts and noble aclions, a lover of fair dealing, ciefirous of 
ferving all men, juft, honeft, and religious; of eafy accefs, and of affable 
manners and converfation ; kind and affe61ionate to his family and friends ; 
charitable and liberal to the utmoft extent of his abilities; wife, prudent, 
and virtuous, hating all mean and fordid aclions. But, if Jupiter be ill- 
dignified, and affli6ted with evil afpe6ts at the time of birth, he then be- 
tokens a profligate and carelefs difpofition, of mean abilities, and fhallow 
underftanding; a bigot in religion, and obflinate in maintaining errone- 
ous doctrines; abandoned to evil company; eafily feduced to folly and 
extravagance ; a fycophant to every one above him, and a tyrant in his 
own family. If the planet be oriental at the birth, the native will be 
more fanguine and ruddy, with larger eyes, and more corpulent body, 
and generally gives a mole or mark upon the right foot. If occidental, 
then it beftows a moft fair and lovely complexion, particularly to a fe- 
male; the flature fomewhat fhorter, the hair light brown, or approach- 
ing to flaxen, but thin round the temples and forehead. 

Difeafes under .Jupiter. All infirmities of the liver, obftrudions, pleu- 
rifies, apoplexies, inflammation of the lungs, infirmities in the left ear, 
palpitations of the heart, cramps, pains in the back, diforders in the 
reins, proceeding from corruption of blood; quinfies, windinefs, fevers, 
proceeding from a fuperabundance of blood ; all griefs in the head, pulle, 
feed, arteries, convulfions, pricking and fhooting in the body, and pu- 
trefaciion of the humours. In generation, he governs the fecond and 
the ninth months. 

Herbs and Plants. Agrimony, Alexander, afparagus, avens, bay-tree, 
elecampain, beets, betony, borrage, bilberries, buglofs, chervil, colts- 
foot, "fweet cicely, cinquefoil, alecoft, dandelion, docks, bloodwort, 
-quickgrafs, endive, hart's tongue, hyfibp, liverwort, lungwort, fweet- 
maudlin, oak-tree, red-rofes, fage, fauce-alone, fcurvy-grafs, fuccorv, 
cherries, lady's-thiftle, barberries, flrawberries, liquorice, apples, mul- 
berries, myrobolans, olives, peaches, pear-tree, felf-heal, wheat, madder, 
maftic, fugar, honey, rjiubarb, violets, pomegranate, mint, faffron, daily, 
ieverfew, nutmegs, gillyflowers, mace, cloves, flax, balm, fumitory, wild 
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112 AN ILLUSTRATION 

and fweet marjoram, St. John's wort, almond -tree, hazel, fig-tree, goofe* 
berry-tree, pine-tree, coral-tree, ivy, and the vine. Rule for gathering, 
the fame as under Saturn. 

Stones, Metals, and Minerals. The topaz, amethyft, marble, emerald, 
r vital, fapphire, hyacinth, bezoar, and freeilone. Tin, lead, and 
pewter. 

Animals. The unicorn, doe, hart, flag, ox, elephant, horfe, fheep, 
and all domeftic animals, that do not fly the dominion of man. Alib 
the whale, dolphin, fea-ferpent, and fheth-fifh. Among birds, the eagle* 

ftork, peacock, pheafant, partridge, flock-dove, fnipe, lark, &c. 
t 

Weather and Winds. Jupiter produces pleafant, healthful, and ferene,. 
weather ; and governs the north and north-eaft winds. He is friendly 
with Saturn, Sol, Venus, Mercury, and Luna, but at enmity with Mars.. 
We call Thurfday his day ; and he rules on Sunday night. His influ- 
ence commences an hour after fun-rife, and he governs the firft hour and 
the eighth. 

Signs and Triplidty. He rules the celeftial fign Sagittary by day, and 
Pifces by night. The effecl: of which is, that if Jupiter be fignificator 
in the revolution of any year, by day, and in Sagittary, he is fo much the 
more fortified; and if in Pilces, in a nofturnal revolution, the effecl is. 
the fame. This obfervation extends to all the other planets. He pre- 
fides over the fiery triplicity by night; fo that, if Jupiter be in twenty 
degrees of Aries, or the tenth degree of Leo, in any diurnal revolution, he 
{hall be accounted peregrine, as not having any dignity therein, being 
neither in his houfe, exaltation, term, triplicity, or face ; but in a noc- 
turnal revolution he would not be accounted peregrine, for then he would. 
have triplicity in both thefe figns. 

Journeys. When he is fignificator, he denotes pleafant travelling, good; 
fuccefs, fafety, health, and mirth. 

Countries under Jupiter. Spain, Hungary, Babylon, PerMa^ and Cullen,. 

Colours under Jupiter. Sea-green,_ blue, purple, afh-colour, a mixed- 
yellow and green. 

Tears. Jupiter's greateft year is four hundred and twenty-eight ; the 
longed year he gives is ieyenty-nine;. his mean year is forty-five ; and, 
his Icalt year is twelve,, 

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OF ASTROLOGY. 113 

, MARS, rf. 

Mars is next located to Jupiter, and is the fir ft planet above the earth 
and moon's orbit. His diitancc from the fun is computed at one hundred 
and twenty-five millions of miles ; and, by travelling at the rate of forty- 
feven thoufand miles every hour, he goes round the fun in fix hundred 
and eighty-fix of our days, and four hours ; which is the exacl length of 
his year, and contains fix hundred and fixty-feven days and three quar- 
ters ; but every day and night together is forty minutes longer than with 
us. His diameter is four thoufand four hundred and forty-four miles, 
which is but a fifth part fo large as the earth. He is of a deep fiery red 
colour, and by his appulfes to fome of the fixed ftars, feems to be en- 
compafied by a very grofs atmofphere. His mean motion is thirty-one 
degrees twenty-feven minutes ; and his fwift motion from thirty-two to 
forty-four minutes. His exaltation is in twenty-eight degrees of Capri- 
corn ; his fall in twenty-eight degrees of Cancer, and his detriment in 
Libra and Taurus. His greateft north latitude is four degrees thirty-one 
minutes, and his greateft fouth latitude fix degrees forty-feven minutes. 
He is retrograde eighty days, and ftationary two or three days before re- 
trogradation, and two days before direiion. His orb or radiation is 
feven degrees before and after any of his afpecls. 

Mars is a mafculine no6lurnal planet, in nature hot and dry, choleric 
and fiery, the f mailer i.nfortune, author of quarrels, diflentions, ftrife, war 
and battle; and rules the gall, left ear, head, face, fmell, imagination, 
and attractive faculty of man. This planet, prefiding at a birth, renders 
up a ftrong well-fet body, of fhort ftature, but large bones, rather lean 
than fat; a brown ruddy complexion, red, Tandy, flaxen, or light brown, 
hair, round face, (harp hazleeyes, confident bold countenance, active and 
fearlefs. If well dignified, the native will inherit a courageous and in- 
vincible difpofition ; unfufceptible of fear or danger ; hazarding his life 
on all occafions, and in all perils ; fubjecl; to no reafon in war or conten- 
tion ; unwilling to obey or fubmit to any fuperior ; regardlefs of all things 
in comparifon of triumphing over his enemy or antagonift ; and yet pru- 
dent in the management and diretion of his private concerns. If the 
planet be ill dignified, and afflicled with crofs afpe6b, the party will then 
grow up a trumpeter of his own fame and confequence, without decency 
or honefty ; a lover of malicious quarrels and affrays : prone to wicked- 
nefs and {laughter, and in danger of committing murder, of robbing on 
the highway, of becoming a thief, traitor, or incendiary ; of a turbulent 
fpirit, obfcene, ra(h, inhuman, and treacherous, fearing neither God nor 
man, given up to every fpecies of fraud, violence, cruelty, and oppreflion. 
If the planet be oriental at the nativity, the native will be above the middle 
ftature, very hairy, and of a clearer complexion. If occidental, the native 

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n 4 AN ILLUSTRATION 

will be fhort, of a more ruddy complexion, a fmall head, with yellow 
hair, and a dry conititution. 

Difeafes under Mars. Peftilential fevers, plagues, murrains, tertian 
agues, megrims, carbuncles, yellow jaundice, burnings and fcaldings, 
ringworms, blifters, phrenzy fevers, all hot and feverifh complaints in 
the head, bloody flux, fiflulas, difeafes of the genitals, wounds of every 
defcription, ftone in the reins and bladder, the difuria, ifcuria, diabetes, 
flrangury, fmall-pox, mingles, St. Anthony's fire, choler, and all cho- 
leric difeafes, wounds, or bruifes by iron or fire, overflowing of the gall, 
and alleffecls proceeding from intemperate anger. and paflion. 

Herbs and Plants. Arfe-fmart, aflarum, barberry-bufh, broom, fweet 
.bafil, broom-rape, butchers broom, bramble, brook lime, betony, crow- 
foot, madder, wake-robin, cranes bill, cotton thiftle, toad-flax, garlic, 
hurt-bufh, hawthorn, hops, mafterwort, rocket, muftard, hedge-muitard, 
onions, dittany, carduus benediclus, radifh, horfe-radifh, rhubarb, rha- 
phontic, monks rhubarb, thiftles, woolly-thiftle, ftar-thiftle, treacle- 
muftard, dyer's weed, wormwood, birthwort, camelion-thiltle, danewort, 
.eflue, cornektree, euphorbium, fpearwort, white hellebore, fponge, lau- 
rel-fteel, monks hood, leeks, fcammony, colloquintida, elaterium, devils 
milk, nettles, ginger, pepper, red fanders, briers, cammoc, horehound, 
and all trees .that are prickly and .thorny. Rule for gathering, the fame 
as before. 

Stones, Metals, and Minerals. The bloodflone, loadftone, jafper, touch- 
jlone, adamant, amethyft of divers colours ; antimony, itone-lulphur, 
vermillion, white arfenic, &c. 

Animals. The mafliff, wolf, tiger, cockatrice, panther, and all fuch 
beafts as are ravenous and wild. Alfo the (hark, pike, barbel, fork-fim, 
all flinging water ferpents and voracious fifh. Of birds, *the hawk, kite, 
raven, vulture, owl, cormorant, crow, magpye, and all birds of prey. 

Weather and Winds. Of Mars proceed thunder and lightning, fiery 
meteors, peflilential air, and all ftrange phenomena in the heaven. He 
rules the weftern winds ; and is friendly with all the planets except the 
moon. Tuefday is his day ; he rules the firft and the eighth hours, and 
Friday nights. 

Signs and Triplicity. Aries is his day-houfe, and Scorpio his night. 
Jle bears rule over the watery trigon, viz. Cancer, Scorpio, and Pilces. 

Regions 



OFASTROLOGY. 115 

Regions under Marx. Jerufalem, the Roman Empire, Evento, Saro- 
matia, Lombardy, Batavia, Ferrara, Gothland, and the third climate. 

Journeys. In journeys, he portends clanger of robbery, lofs of life, and 
all the other perils attendant upon the traveller. 

Years. His greatcfl revolution-year is two hundred and fourteen ; his 
great year is fixty-fix ; his mean year is forty ; his lead year is fifteen. 

The MOON, j>. 

The Moon is next below Mars, being a fatellite or attendant on the 
earth, and goes round it from change to change in twenty-nine days twelve 
hours and forty-four minutes ; and round the fun with it every year. The 
moon's diameter is two thoufand one hundred and eighty miles ; and her 
diftance from the earth's centre is two hundred and forty thoufand miles. 
She goes round her orbit in twenty-feven days feven hours and forty-three 
minutes, moving about two thoufand two hundred and ninety miles every 
hour; and turns round her axis exactly in the time that (he goes round 
the earth, which is the reafon of her always keeping the fame fide towards 
us, and that her day and night taken together is as long as our lunar 
month. She is an opaque globe, like the earth, and Qiines only by re- 
flecting the light of the fun ; therefore, whilft that half of her which is 
towards the fun is enlightened, the other part mufl be dark and invifible. 
Hence (he difappears when (he comes between us and the fun ; becaufe her 
dark fide is then towards us. When (he is gone a little way forward, we 
fee a little of her enlightened fide; which flill increafes to our view as 
(he advances forward, until fhe comes to be oppofite the fun, and then her 
whole enlightened fide is towards the earth, and (he appears with a round 
illumined orb, which we call the full moon, her dark fide being then 
turned away from the earth. From the full (he feems to decreafe gra- 
dually as (he goes through the other half of her courfe, mewing us lefs 
and lefs of her enlightened fide every day, till her next change, or con- 
junction with the fun, and then fhe difappears as before. Her mean mo- 
tion is thirteen degrees ten minutes and thirty-fix feconds ; her fwift 
or diurnal motion often varies, but never exceeds fifteen degrees two mi- 
nutes in twenty-four hours. Her greateft north latitude is five degrees 
and feventeen minutes ; and her greatefl fouth latitude is five degrees and 
twelve minutes, or thereabouts. She is never (tationary nor retrograde, 
but always direcl ; though when (he is flow in motion, and goes lefs than 
thirteen degrees in twenty- four hours, (he is confidered equivalent to a 
retrograde planet. Her exaltation is in the third degree of Taurus ; her 
detriment in Capricorn, and her fall in three degrees of Scorpio. Her 
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.ii6 AN ILLUSTRATION 

orb, or radiation, is twelve degrees before and after any of her afpe&s ; 
and (he rules over all infants until the ieventh year of their age. 

The Moon is feminine, nocturnal, cold, moift, and phlegmatic. Her 
influence, in itfelf, is neither fortunate nor unfortunate, but as (he hap- 
pens to fall in with the configurations of the other planets, and is then 
either malevolent or otherwile as thofe afpefts happen to be. And un- 
der thefe circumftances (he becomes the moft powerful of all the hea- 
venly bodies in her operations, by reafon of her proximity to the earth, 
and the fwiftnefs of her motion, by which (lie receives and tranfmits to 
us the light and influence of all the fuperiors by her configurations with 
them. When (he has rule in a nativity, (he produces a full ftature, with 
fair and pale complexion, round face, grey eyes, lowering brow, very 
hairy, (hort arms, thick hands and feet, fmooth body, inclined to be fat, 
corpulent, and phlegmatic. If (he be impedited of the fun at the time 
of birth, (he leaves a blemifh on or near the eye ; if fhebe impedited in 
fuccedent houfes, the blemifh will be near the eye ; but if with fixed 
liars, and in unfortunate angles, the blemifh will fall in the eye, and 
will affect the fight. If (he be well dignified at the nativity, the native 
will be of foft engaging manners and difpofition, a lover of the polite 
arts, and of an ingenious imagination, fond of novelties, and given to 
travelling, or rambling about the country ; unftable, and providing only 
for the prefent time,, carelefs of futurity ; timorous, prodigal, and eafily 
affrighted; but loving peace, and defiring to live free from the cares and 
anxieties of the world. If the native be brought up to a -mechanical 
employment, he will be frequently tampering with a variety of different 
trades, but purfuing none of them long together. If the Moon be ill- 
dignified at the birth, the native will then be flothful, indolent, and of 
no forecafl ; given up to a drunken, diforderly, beggarly life, hating la- 
bour, or any Kind of bufinefa or employment. When oriental, {he in- 
clineth more to corpulence ;' but, when occidental, rather lean, auk- 
ward, and informed. 

Diftafes under the Moon. The palfy, cholic, complaints of the bowels, 
the ftone and gravel, overflowings or obftruclions of the terms, dropfy, 
fluxes and dyfentery, all cold and rheumatic complaints, worms in the 
belly, diforders of the eyes, furfeits, coughs, convulfions, falling fick- 
nefs, king's evil, impofthumes, fmall-pox, lethargy, meafles, phrenzies, 
apoplexies, vertigo, lunacy, and all crude humours in any part of the 
body. In conception {he rules the feventh month ; and governs the 
brain, the ftomach, bowels, bladder, the left eye in man, and the right 
eye in woman, and the whole expulfive faculty. 

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OF ASTROLOGY. 117 

!>s and Plants. Adder's tongue, cabbages, colewort, ducks-meat, 
water-flag, lily, water-lily, Ik-ur de Icucc, l.-ttuce, fluellin, moonwort, 
loofe-ftrilc, moufe-ear, orpine, poppies, purflane, privet, rattlegrafs, 
turnips, white rofe.s, white and burnt laxifrage, wall-flowers, willow-tree, 
toadflool, water plantane, water agrimony, water betony, houfeleek, 
moon-herb, hyflbp, cucumber, endive, muflirooms, poppies, linfecd, 
rapefeed, and all luch herbs as turn towards the moon, ana increafeand 
decreale as fhe doth ; the palm-tree, which fends forth a twig every time 
t^ie moon rifes, and all fuch trees and plants as participate or fympathize 
with her, and are juicy and full of fap. In gathering her heros, the 
fame rule is to be obferved as with the other planets. 

Stones and Metals. All Hones that are white and green, the marcafite, 
the cryftal, the felenite, and all foft ftones. Silver, and all hard white 
metals. And the colours white, pale green, and pale yellow. 

Animals under the Moon. All amphibious animals, or fuch as delight 
in water, and all that fympathize with the moon, as the camelion, dog, 
hog, frog, hind, goat, baboon, panther, cat, the civet cat, mice, rats, 
&c. Among fifties, the felurus, whofe eyes increafe and decreafe accord- 
ing to the courfe of the moon, and all other fifties of the like nature ; the 
tortoife, the echeneis, the eel, crab, oilier, lobfter, cockle, mufcle, and 
all kinds of fhell-fifh. Among birds, the goofe, fwan, duck, dive^dap- 
per, moor-hen, the night-owl, night-raven, bat, and all forts of water- 
fowl. 

Weather and Winds. She produces weather according to her configura- 
tions with other planets, viz. with Saturn, cold, moift, and cloudy wea- 
ther ; with Jupiter, warm and temperate air ; with Mars, winds, clouded 
iky, and fudden ftorms ; with the Sun, (he varies the weather according 
to the time of the year ; with Venus, warm and gentle fhowers ; with 
Mercury, ftormy winds and rain. But in the third part of this work we 
(hall treat of this fubjecl more particularly. The moon always occafions 
thofe winds fignifiedby the planet to which (he applies in her configura- 
tion. 

Signs and Triplicity. Of the celeftial figns, fhe has only Cancer allotted 
to her for her houfe. She rules the earthy triplicity by night, viz/ Tau- 
rus, Virgo, and Capricorn. She is in friendfhip with Jupiter, Sol, Ve- 
nus, and Mercury; but at enmity with Saturn and Mars. Of the weekly 
days, fhe rules Monday and Thurfday nights. 

Regions. She has dominion over Denmark, Holland, Zealand, Flan- 
ders, Nuremberg, and North America. 

Tears. 



n8 AN ILLUSTRATION 

Years. Her greateft year is three hundred and twenty ; her great is 
one hundred and eight ; her mean year is fixty-fix ; and her lead year 
is twenty-five. 

VENUS, 9 . 

Venus is the next planet below the earth and moon, having her orbit 
within that of the earth. She is computed to be fifty-nine millions of 
miles from the fun; and, by moving at the rate of fixty-nine thoufand 
miles every hour, fhe paffes through the twelve figns of me zodiac in two 
hundred and twenty-four days feventeen hours of our time nearly. Her 
diameter is feven thoufand nine hundred and fix miles, and by her diur- 
nal motion fhe is carried about her equator forty-three miles every hour, 
befides the fixty-nine thoufand above-mentioned. When me appears weft 
of the fun, fhe rifes before him in the morning, and is called the morning 
Jiar; but when fhe appears eaft of the fun, fhe mines in the evening after 
he fets, and is then called the evening Jlar ; and continues alternately for 
the fpace of two hundred and ninety days in each of thefe fituations. It 
may perhaps be thought furprifmg at firft, that Venus mould continue 
longer on the eaft or weft fide of the fun th*m the whole time of her pe- 
riod round him ; but the difficulty vanifhes when we confider that the 
earth is all the while going round the fun the fame way, though not fo 
quick as Venus ; and therefore her relative motion to the earth muft in 
every period be as much flower than her abfolute motion in her orbit, as 
the earth during that time advances forward in the ecliptic, which is two 
hundred and twenty degrees. To us fhe appears through the telefcope 
in all the various fhapes of the moon. Her mean motion is fifty-nine mi- 
nutes eight feconds ; and her daily or fwift motion is from fixty-two mi- 
nutes to one degree twenty- two minutes, but never greater. Her utmoft 
latitude, either north or fouth, never exceeds nine degrees two minutes. 
Her exaltation is in twenty-feven degrees of Pifces ; her detriment in 
Aries and Scorpio ; and her fall in twenty-feven degrees of Virgo. She 
continues retrograde forty-two days, and is ftationary two days before and 
two days after her ftate of retrogradation. Her orb, or radiation, is feven 
degrees before and after any of her afpefts. In the human ftrufture fhe 
governs the reins, back-bone, feed, and feminal veflels; alfo the neck, 
throat, breafts, and expulfive faculty ; and rules the light blue and white 
colours. 

Venus is a feminine planet, temperately cold and moift, noclurnal, the 
fmaller fortune, author of mirth and conviviality, alluring to procreation 
and to the propagation of the fpecies. When fhe afcends at a nativity, 
fhe gives a handfome, well-formed, but not tall, ftature ; complexion fair 
and lovely, bright fparkling eyes of a dark hazle or black, the face round, 
regular, fmooth, and engaging ; the hair light brown, hazle, or chcfnut, 

fhining 



OF ASTROLOGY 

filming and plentiful ; the body regular and well-proportioned ; and of a 
ni-ai, 1 mart, and airy, difpofition ; generally with dimples in the cheeks or 
chin, and often in both ; the eye wandering, and naturally amorous ; in 
motion light and nimble; in voice, fofr, caiy, fweet, and agreeable, in* 
i lined to amorous converfation, and early engagements in love. If well- 
dignified at the time of birth, the native will be of a quiet, even, and 
friendly, difpofition, naturally inclined toneatnels, loving mirth and cheer- 
fulnefs, and delighting in mufic ; amorous, and prone to venery, though 
truly virtuous, if a woman ; yet fhe will be given to jealoufy, even with- 
out caufe. If the planet be ill-dignified, then will the native be riotous, 
profligate, abandoned to evil company and lewd women, regardlefs of 
reputation or character ; a frequenter of taverns, night-houfes, and all 
places of ill-fame; delighting in all the incitements to incefluous and 
adulterous practices ; in principle a mere Atheifl, wholly given. up to the 
brutal pafTions of unbridled and uncultivated nature. If Venus be ori- 
ental at the time, the ftature will be tall, upright, and (Iraight ; but, if 
occidental, fliort and (looping, though comely and well-favoured. If (he 
be fignificator in a journey, arid well-dignified, fhe portends .much mirth, 
pleaiurej and fuccefs, and promifes fafety and good fortune by the way. 

Difeafes under Venus. All diforders of the belly and womb, fuffoca- 
tion, palpitation, heart-burn, diflocation, priapifm, impotency, hernias, 
diabetes, all flages of the venereal complaint, and all diibrders of the ge- 
nitals, kidneys, reins, navel, back, and loins. 

* 

Herbs and Plants. Ale-hoof, alder-tree, apple-tree, ftinking arach, 
alkakengi, archangel, beans, burdock, bugle, ladies' bed-draw, bifhop's 
weed, blights, chickweed, chick-peafe, clary, cock's head, cowflips,daifies, 
devil's bit, elder, eringo, featherfew, figwort, filapendula, fox-gloves, 
gromwell, groundfel, kidneywort, lady's mantle, mallows, herb Mercury, 
mint, motherwort, mugwort, parfhip, penny-royal, periwinkle, primrofe, 
ragwort, rofes, fow-thiftles, fpinach, tanfey, teafels, violets, vervain, 
maiden-hair, coriander, melilot, daffodil, ftone-parfley, landers, fatyrion, 
wild thyme, mufk, the fig-tree, pomegranate, the Cyprus, fweet-apple 
tree, peach, myrtle, walnut-tree, almond-tree, apricots, the turpentine- 
tree, ambergreafe, gum, laudanum, frankincenfe, and all fweet odori- 
ferous plants, as the lily, rofe, &c. In gathering, the fame rule is to be 
obierved as with the other planets. 

Animals under Venus. All fuch as are of a hot and amorous nature, as 

the dog, coney, bull, fheep, goat, calf, panther, and hart. Among fifties, 

the pilchard, gilthead, whiting, crab, dolphin, and tithymallus. And, 

among birds, the fwan, water-wagtail, iVallow, pelican, nightingale, 

No. 6. C c pigeon, 



120 AN ILLUSTRATION 

pigeon, fparrow, turtle-dove, flock-dove, crow, eagle, burgander, par- 
tridge, thrufh, blackbird, pye, wren, Sec. 

Stones and Metals. The beryl, chryfolite, emerald, fapphire, cornelian, 
marble, green jafper, aetites, the lazuli, coral, and alabaiter; alfo copper, 
brafs, and filver. She governs the light blue, and white colours. 

Weather and Winds. She denotes gentle mowers in winter, and tempe- 
rate heat in fummer ; and (he rules the fouth wind. 

Signs and Triplicity. Of the celeflial figns (he hath for her houfes 
Taurus and Libra. She rules over the earthy triplicity by day, viz. 
Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. She is friendly with Jupiter, Mars, 
Mercury, and the Sun and Moon ; but is at enmity with Saturn. She 
prefides over Friday, and Monday night. 

Years. Her greatefl year is one hundred and fifty-one ; her great year 
is eighty-two \ her mean year is forty-five ; and her leafl year is fifteen. 



Next to Venus, and within the orbits of all the other planets, is Mer- 
cury, and of courfe the neareil of them all to the central fun. He com- 
pletes his revolution, or traverfes through the twelve figns of the zodiac, 
in eighty-feven days and twenty-three hours of our time nearly ; which 
is the length of his year. But being feldom feeu, on account of his proxi- 
mity to the fun, and having no fpots vifible on his furface or difk, the time 
of his rotation upon his own axis, and the length of his days and nights, 
are as yet unknown to us. His diftance from the fun is computed to be 
thirty-two millions of miles, and his diameter two thoufand fix hundred. 
He moves round the fun at the rate of ninety-five thoufand miles every 
hour ; and receives from that luminary a proportion of light and heat al- 
moft feven times as great as that of the earth. At the times he becomes 
vifible, he appears of a bright filver colour, though generally faint and 
dufkifh to the naked eye. His mean motion is fifty-nine minutes and 
eight feconds, and fometimes fixty minutes ; and his diurnal motion is 
moft times one hundred minutes a-day. His greatefl latitude, both north 
and fouth, is three degrees thirty-three minutes. His exaltation is in 
fifteen degrees of Virgo ; his detriment in Sagittarius and Pifces, and 
his fall in fifteen degrees of Pifces. He is retrograde twenty-four days ;. 
and is flationary one day before and one day after retrogradation. His 
orb or radiation is feven degrees before and after any afpecl. He prefides 
over Wednesday and Saturday night ; and governs the brain, tongue,, 
hands, feet, and intellectual faculty of mam 

Mercury 



OF ASTROLOGY. 121 

Mercury is the leaft of all the planets, in nature cold, dry, and melan- 
choly; but author .of the moft pointed wit, ingenuity, and invention, 
He is occafionally both mafculine and feminine ; and lucky or unlucky, 
as his pofition in the heavens mayliappen to be. When he is in conjunc- 
tion with a mafculine planet, he is mafculine ; when with a femioine pla- 
net, feminine ; good and fortunate when joined with the fortunes, but 
evil and mifchievous when in conjunction with malevolent afpefts. When 
he governs a nativity, he renders up a tall, ftraight, thin, fpare, body, 
narrow face, and deep forehead ; long flraight nofe, eyes neither black 
nor grey ; thin lips and chin, with but little beard; brown complexion, 
and hazel or chefnut-coloured hair ; the arms, hands, and fingers, lone 
and (lender ; and thighs, legs, and feet, the lame. If orientally pofiteo, 
the flature will be (hotter, with Tandy hair, and fanguine complexion, 
fomewhat fun-burnt ; the limbs and joints large and well fet, with fmall 
grey eyes. But, if occidental, the complexion will be quite fallow, lank 
body, fmall (lender limbs, hollow eyes of a red cad, and of a dry conflitu- 
tion. If Mercury be well dignified at the nativity, the perfon will inherit 
a (trong fubtil imagination, and retentive memory ; likely to become an 
excellent^orator and logician, arguing with much eloquence of fpeech, 
and with flrong powers of perfuaiion. Is generally given to the attain- 
ment of all kinas of learning ; an encourager of the liberal arts ; of a 
fharp, witty, and pleafant converfation ; of an unwearied fancy, and cu- 
rious in the fearch of all natural and occult knowledge : with an inclina- 
tion to travel or trade into foreign countries. If brought up in the mer- 
cantile line, will be ambitious of excelling in his merchandize, and will 
moft times prove fuccefsful in obtaining wealth. But, be the planet ill- 
dignified, then the native will betray a dilpofition to (lander, and abufe 
the characler of every one without diftin&ion ; he will be a boafler, a 
flatterer, a fycophant, a bufy-body, a tale-bearer, given to propagate 
idle tales and falfe (lories ; pretending to all kinds of knowledge, though 
a mere ideot in his intelle6hial faculty, and incapable of acquiring any 
folid or fubltantial learning ; apt to boaft of great honefty, yet very 
much addicled to mean and petty thievery. 

Difeafes under Mercury. All difordersof the brain, vertigoes, maclnefs, 
defects of the memory, convulfions, afthmas, imperfections of the 
tongue, hoarfenefs, coughs, fnuffiing in the nofe, (loppages in the head, 
dumbnefs, and whatever impairs the intellectual faculty ; alfo gout in 
the 'hands and feet. In conceptions he governs the fixth month. 

Herbs and Plants. Calami nt, carrots, carraways, champignon, dill, 
fern, fennel, hogs-fennel, germander, hoarhound, hazel-nut, liquorice, 
fweet marjoram, mulberry-tree, oats, parfley, pellitory of. the wall, 

famphire, 



122 AN ILLUSTRATION 

famphire, favory, fmallage, fouthern-wood, trefoil, valerian, honey- 
fuckle, annas, columbine, juniper-tree, piony, the herb Mercury, dra- 
gon-wort, cubebs, vervain, hiera, treacle, and diombra wall nuts. In 
gathering, the fame rules are to be obferved as with the other planets. 

Stones and Metals. The emerald, agate, red marble, topaz, mill-ftone, 
marcafite, and fuch as are of divers colours. Alfo, quickfilver, block- 
tin, and filver marcafite. 

Animals. The dog, and all fagacious animals, and fucli as do not fly 
the dominion of man ; the ape, fox, weazle, hart, hyena, mule, hare, 
civet-cat, fquirrel, fpider, pilmire, ferpent, adder, &c. Among fifhes, 
the trochius, the fox-fiih, the mullet, the pourcontrel, and the fork-fiih, 
And ^among birds, the linnet, parrot, popinian, fwallow, martin, pye, 
and bullfinch. 

Weather and Winds. He ufually caufes rain, hail-flones, thunder, 
lightning, &c. according to the nature of the planet he happens to be 
in configuration with. He delights in the northern quarter of the hea- 
vens, and produces fuch winds as are fignified by the planet to which he 
applies in afpecl; 

Signs and TripH city. He hath for hishoufes the celeftial figns, Gemini 
and Virgo ; and he rules the airy triplicity by night, namely, Gemini, 
Libra, and Aquarius. 

Regions. Flanders, Greece, Egypt, and the Eaft and Weft Indies. 

Tears. His greater! year is four hundred and fifty ; his great is feven- 
ty-fix ; his mean year is forty-eight ; and his leaf I year is- twenty. 

SOL, o- 

Sol, or the Sun, is an immenfe globe or body of fire, placed in the 
common centre, or rather in the lower focus, of the orbits of ajl the 
planets and comets ; and turns round his axis in twenty-five days and fix 
hours, as is evident by the motion of the fpots vifible on his furface. His 
diameter is computed to be feven hundred and fixty-three thoufand miles; 
and, by the various attractions of the circumvolving planets, he is agi- 
tated by a fmall motion round the centre of gravity of the fyftem. He 
gaffes through the twelve figns of the zodiac in three hundred and fixty- 
live days, five hours, forty-eight minutes, and fifty-feven feconds, which 
forms the tropical or folar year, by which ftandard all our periods oi time 
are meafured. His mean motion is fifty-nine minutes and eight feconds, 

but 



OFASTROLOGY. 123 

but his fwift or diurnal motion is fixty minutes, and fometimes fixty-one 
minutes lix leconds. He conflantly moves in the ecliptic, and is there- 
fore void of latitude; and, for the fame rrafon, is never ftationary or 
retrograde. His exaltation is in nineteen degrees of Aries ; his detriment 
in Aquarius; and his fall in nineteen degrees of Libra. His orb or radiation 
is fifteen degrees before and after all his afnets. In man, he governs 
the heart, back, arteries, the right eye of the male, and left of the fe- 
male ; and the retentive faculty. lie prefides over Sunday, and Wed- 
nefday night. He is friendly with Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Mercury, and 
the Moon ; but is conflantly at variance with Saturn. 

The Sun is in nature mafculine, diurnal, hot, and dry, but more tem- 
perate than Mars; and, if well-dignified, is always found equivalent to 
one of the fortunes. When he preiides at a birth, the native is gme- 
rally of a large, boney, ftrong, body, of a fallow fun-burnt complexion, 
large high forehead, with light or fandy curling hair, but inclined to be 
foon bald ; a fine, full, piercing, hazel eye ; and all the limbs ftraight 
and well proportioned. If he is well dignified, the native will be of a 
noble, magnanimous, and generous, difpofition ; high-minded, but very 
humane; of a large and benevolent heart, affable, and courteous; in 
friendfhip, faithful and fincere ; in promifes, flow, but punctual. The 
folar man is not of many words ; but, when he fpeaks, it is with confi- 
dence, and to the purpofe ; he is ufually thoughtful, fecret, and referved ; 
his deportment is ftately and majeftic ; a lover of fumptuoufnefs and 
magnificence ; and pofleffes a mind far fuperior to any fordid, bafe, or 
difhonourable, practices. If the fun be ill dignified, then will the native 
be born of a mean and loquacious difpofition; proud and arrogant; 
clifdaining all his inferiors, and a fycophant to his fuperiors ; of fhallow 
underflanding, and imperfect judgment; refllefs, troublefome, and do- 
mineering ; of no gravity in words, or fobernefs in actions ; prone to 
mifchievoufnoufs, aullerity, uncharitablenefs, cruelty, and ill-nature. 

Difiafes of the Sun. All palpitations and trembling of the heart, faint- 
ing and fwooning, weaknefs of fight, violent fevers, choler, diforders of 
the brain, tympanies, cramps, foul breath, all diiorders of the mouth 
and throat, catarrhs, defluxions, and king's evil, hi conception, he pre- 
iides over the fourth month. 

Kerbs and Plants. Angelica, avens, afh-tree, balm, one-blade, k>- 
vage, burnet, butter-bur, camomile, celandine, centaury, eyebright, 
fig-tree, St. John's wort, marigolds, mifletoe, piony, Peter's wort, pim- 
pernel, raifins, rofa folis, rolemary, rue, fauron, tormcntil, turnfole, 

No. 6. D d vipers- 



124 A N ILLUSTRATION 

vipers-buglofs, walnut-tree, cloves, mace, nutmegs, fcabious, forreJ, 
wood-forrel, borage, gentian, ivy, lavender, bay-tree, myrtle, olive- 
tree, mints, date-tree, oranges, citrons, thyme, vine, zedoary, myrrh, 
frankincenfe, aloes, lapis calaminaris, lemon-tree, mufk, fweet marjo- 
ram, ginger,wervain, cinquefoil, barley, and pepper-honey. Jn gather- 
ing thefe herbs, the cuilom has been to do it in the fun's proper hour, 
which may be found by the table calculated for that purpole, in this 
work, when he is in an angle, well fortified eflentially, and no way im- 
peded ; and let the moon apply to him by trine or fextile. 

Stones and Metals. /Etites, the (lone called the eye of the fun, becaufe , 
is is like the apple of the eye in form, the carbuncle, chryfolke, the ftone 
called Iris, the heliotropion, hyacinth, topaz, pyroypJbyllus, pantaurus, 
pantherus or pantochras, the ruby, and diamond. Alfo pure gold, and 
all yellow metals. 

Animals.- The fun rules all ftately, bold, ftrong, furious, and invin- 
cible, animals, as the lion, tiger, leopard, hyena, crocodile, wolf, ram, 
boar, bull, horfe, and baboon. Among fifties, he rules the fea-calf, 
whofe nature is to refift lightning ; all fhell-fifh, the ftar-fim for its re- 
markable heat, and the fifhes called ftrombi. Among birds, the eagle, 
phcenix, fwan, cock, hawk, buzzard, lark, and nightingale. 

Weather and Winds. He produces weather according to the proper fea- 
fon of the year ; in the fpring, warm and gentle mowers ; in fummer, 
if in afpecl with Mars, extremity of heat ; in autumn, fogs and mifts ; 
and, in winter, fmall drizzling rain. He delights in the eaitern part of 
the heavens, and brings eaflern winds. 

/ 

Signs and Triplicity. Of the celeftial figns, he has only Leo for his 
houfe. He rules>the fiery triplicity by day, viz. Aries, Leo, and Sagit- 
tarius. 

Regions. He rules the fourth climate, Italy, Bohemia, Sicilia, Chaldea, 
the Roman Empire, and North and South America. 

Tears. His greateft year is one thoufand fix hundred and forty ; but 
others fay, only four hundred and fixty-one ; his great year is one hun- 
dred and twenty ; his mean year is fixty-nine ; and his leait is nineteen. 

The DRAGON'S HEAD &, and DRAGON's TAILfS. 

The Head of the Dragon is mafculine, partaking of the nature both 
of Jupiter and Venus ; but the Dragon's Tail is feminine, and of a di- 



OF ASTROLOGY. 125 

reft oppofite quality to the head. Thrfe are neither figns nor conflella- 
tions, but are only the nodes or points wherein the ecliptic is interfered 
by the orbits of the planets, and particularly by that of the moon ; making 
with it angles of five degrees and eighteen minutes. One of thefe points 
looks northward, the moon beginning then to have northern latitude ; 
and the other points fouthward, where (he commences her latitude fouth. 
But it muil be obferved, that thefe points do not always abide in one place, 
but have a motion of their own in the zodiac, and retrograde-wife, three 
minutes and eleven feconds per day ; completing their circle in eighteen, 
years and two hundred and twenty-five days ; fo that the moon can be 
but twice in the ecliptic during her monthly period ; but at all other 
times (he will have a latitude or declination from the ecliptic- The Head 
of the Dragon is confidered of a benevolent nature, and almoft equivalent 
to one of the fortunes ; and, when in afpecl: with evil planets, is found 
to It Hen their malevolent effels in a very great degree. But the Dragon's 
r l ail I have always found of an evil and unhappy tendency, not only add- 
ing to the malevolence of unfortunate afpecls, when joined with them ; 
but leffening coufiderably the beneficial influences of the fortunes, and 
other good afpecls, whenever found in conjunction with them. 

Should the reader be defirous of more particular information on the 
planetarjf fyitem, I beg leave to recommend to his attentive perufal the 
aftronomical works of the ingenious Mr. Fergufon. And, in order to 
-bring all the foregoing particulars, concerning the periods, diftances,. 
bulks, &c. of the planets, into one point of view, I fubjoin his follow- 
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Befides the foregoing natural influences of the planets, which they 
produce on the human frame, as often as they bear abfolute rule at a 
birth ; it mud alfo be remembered, that they differ in their effects, ac- 
cording as they are pofited or impeded by other afpefts at the time ; and 
thele variations mult be attentively perufed and digeded, before any cor- 
refcl judgment can be formed on the circumdances of a nativity. I (hall 
therefore arrange them under diftin6l heads, and fhew, in the firft place, 
how their natural qualities are changed by their different afpecls and po- 
fitions in the heavens. 

The in T b and H is fanguine, and produces heat and moiflure, as- 
in fpring. 

The in s ft and n is choleric, and caufes heat and drynefs, as in 
fummer 

The in == n\, and I is melancholy, and brings cold and drynefs, as 
in autumn. 

'1 he o in V? z; and X is phlegmatic, and caufes cold and moiflure, as 
in winter. 

The j) , from the new unto the firft quarter, occafions heat and moiflure.. 

The ]) , from the firft quarter to the full, caufes heat and drynefs. 

The }) , from the full to the laft quarter, produces cold and drynefs. 

The ]) , from the laftf quarter to the new, brings cold and moiflure>. 

The planet Saturn, oriental, caufes cold and moifture. 

The planet Saturn, occidental, brings drynefs. 

The planet Jupiter, oriental, produces heat and moifture. 

The planet Jupiter, occidental, occafions moifture. 

The planet Mars, oriental, caufes heat and drynefs. 

The planet jflars, occidental, gives drynefs only. 

The planet Venus, oriental, produces heat and moifture. 

The planet Venus, occidental, caufes moifture. 

The planet Mercury, oriental, caufes heat. 

The planet Mercury, occidental, brings drynefs.. 

The Moon, of her own nature, is cold and moift, and always inter- 
mixes her influences with every planet that joins in afpecl: with her, or 
from which her afpecl; is feparated. Her effecls alfo increafe or decreafe 
as follows: Increafing withcT, (he caufes heat and drynefs; but, de- 
creaiing with *?, {he produces cold and moifture. 



No. 6. E e ESSENTIAL 



128 



AN ILLUSTRATION 



ESSENTIAL DIGNITIES OF THE PLANETS. 

A Planet is effentially ftrqng, or operates with the greateft force and 
energy, when pofited in it's own houfe, exaltation, triplicity, term, or 
phafis, according to the following Table. 



Hou 

he Pl 



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n. 



Tripli- 
cities. 



The Terms of the PLANETS. 



The Phafes of the 
PLANETS. 



0190 If. 



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3 



N 



9D 



hN 



3 



515 



0^28 



927 



9 J> 



98 



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This table ftiews that each of the planets have two figns for their 
houfes, except the Sun and Moon, which have only one each. Thus 
thehoufes of Saturn are Capricorn and Aquarius ; of Jupiter, Sagittarius 
and Pifces; of Mars, Aries and Scorpio ; of Venus, Taurus and Libra; 
of Mercury, Gemini and Virgo ; of the Sun, Leo ; and of the Moon, 
Cancer. One of each of theie houfes is diftinguifhed by the name of 
diurnal or day-houfe^ and the other by noclurnal or night-houfe, which 
is denoted by the letters D and N in the table. In thefe figns or houfes 
the planets have their exaltations, as pointed out in the third column ; 
viz. the Sun in nineteen degrees of Aries; the Moon in three degrees of 
Taurus, the Dragon's Head in three degrees of Gemini, and io on. Thefe 
twelve figns being divided into four triplicities, the fourth column (hews 
which of the planets, both night and day, govern each triplkity. For 

inftance 



O 1 ASTROLOGY. 129 

inftance, oppofite to Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius, are the Sun and Jupr 
\vhich imports, that the Sun governs by day, and Jupiter by night, in 
that triplicity. Oppofite Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn, are Venus and 
the Moon, which fhews that Venus has dominion by day, .and the Moon 
by night, in that triplicity. Oppofite Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius, 
are Saturn and Mercury, by which it appears that Saturn rules by day, 
and Mercury by night, in that triplicity. Oppofite Cancer, Scorpio, and 
Pifces, Hands the planet Mars, who rules in that triplicity both night 
and day. In the fifth, fixth, feventh, and eighth, columns, oppofite 
Aries, ftands ^6. 9 14* &c. which imports that the firfl fix degrees of 
Aries are the terms of Jupiter ; from fix degrees to fourteen, arc the terms 
of Venus, and fo on. In the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth, columns, op- 
pofite Aries, we find d 10. 20 930. which (hews that the firfl ten 
degrees of Aries are the phafes of Mars ; from ten to twenty degrees 
are the phafes of the Sun ; and from twenty to thirty the phafes of Ve- 
nus. In the thirteenth column, in a line with Aries, {lands Venus in 
detriment ; which (hews that Venus, being in Aries, is in a fign direclly 
oppofite to one of her own houfes, and is therefore faid to be in detri- 
ment. In the fourteenth column, in the fame line with Aries, (lands 
Saturn in fall ; which {hews that Saturn, when he is in Aries, is oppofite 
to Libra, his houfe of exaltation, and fo becomes unfortunate, and is 
hence faid to have his fall in that fign. 

The effec~ls produced by the planets under thefc fituations, are as fol- 
low : If the planet, which is principal fignificator, be pofited in his own 
houfe, in any fcheme or calculation whatever, it indicates profperity 
and fuccefs to the perfon fignified, to the bufinefs in hand, or to what- 
ever elfe may be the fubjecl. of enquiry. If a planet be in his exaltation, 
it denotes a perfon of majeflic carriage, and lofty difpofition, high- 
minded, auflere, and proud. If a planet be in his triplicity, the perfon 
will be profperous and fortunate in acquiring the goods of this life; no 
matter whether well or ill defcended, or born rich or poor, his conditiqn 
and circumftances will notwithstanding be promifing and good. If a 
planet be in his terms, it betokens a perfon to participate rather 'in the 
nature and quality of the planet, than in the wealth, power, and dig- 
nity, indicated thereby. If a planet be in his phafes, and no otherwue 
fortified, though fignificator, it declares the perfon or thing fignified to 
be in great diflrefs, danger, or anxiety. And thus in all cales, judg- 
ment is to be given good or bad, according to the flrength. ability, or 
imperfection, of the fignificator. 

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TABLE 



130 



AN ILLUSTRATION 



TABLE {hewing the FORTITUDES and DEBILITIES of the 

PLANETS. 



ESSENTIAL DIGNITIES. 

A Planet in his own houfe or 
mutual reception by houfe, 
(hall have dignities 

In exaltation, or reception by 
exaltation 

In triplicity 

In terms - 

Jn decant or phafis 



- 5 



DEBILITIES, 



In detriment 
In fall 
Peregrine 



5 
4 
5 



ACCIDENTAL FORTITUDES. 

In medium cceli or afcendant 

In the yth, 4th, or i ith, houfe 

In the 2d or 5th houfe 

In the gth houfe 

In the 3d houfe 

Direa .... 

In hayze .... 

Swift in motion 

Jp If. or o* oriental 

9 or the }) occidental 

Free from combuftion 

In cazimi or in the heart of0 

Befieged by If. and 9 

Partial conjunction of the & 

In partial conjunction with 

^orrf 

In partial trine of If. or 9 
In partial fextile of 1 or 9 
In conjunction with Cor Leonis, 

in 25 degrees of O 

{J O *^^ 

In conjunction with Spica Vir- 

ginis, in 18 degrees of ^= 
In the terms of # or 9 



5 
4 
3 

2 

I 

4 
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2 
2 

2 

5 

5 
5 
4 

5 
4 
3 



In the 1 2th houfe - 5 

In the 8th or 6th houfe 4 
Retrograde - '5 

Slow in motion 2 

b I/, or o occidental 2 

9 or 5 oriental - - - 2 

]) decreafing in light 2 

Combuftion of the - - 5, 

Under the Sun's beams 4 

Befieged by T? and <$ - 6 

Partial conjun&ion of <$ 4 

Partial conjunction with b or J 5 

Partial oppofition of b or 6* - 4 

Partial quartile of Jp or o* - - 3 
In conjunction with Caput Al- 
gol, in 2 1 degrees of y or 

within 5 degrees - 5 

In the term of J? or d 1 - - i 



OF ASTROLOGY. 



TABLE of the FORTITUDES and DEBILITIES of the PAUT of 

FORTUNE. 



DIGNITIES. 

The Part of Fortune in 
ln - I SI 25 
In n 



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5 

4 

3 



DEBILITIES. 

In "I X? ~ 

In the 1 2th houfe - - - - 
In the 6th houfe ----- 
In the 8th houfe - - - - 
In conjunction of b or cT - - 
In conjunction of 15 - - - 
In opposition of b or 6 - - - 
In quartile of b or c? - - - 
In terms of b or c> - - - - 
In conjunction of Caput Algol 
in 2 1 degrees of 8 - - - 
Combuft 



in "X. - ... - 

In the afcendant or medium cceli 5 
In the 7th, 4th, or nth, houfes 4 
In the 2d and 5th houfe - - 3 
In the 9th houfe ----- 2 

In the 3d houfe i 

In conjunction of If- or 9 - - 5 
In trine of ^ or 9 ----4 
In fextile of ^ or 9- - - -3 
In conjunction of the & - - - 2 
In conjunction of Regulus in 25 

degrees of Leo ----- 6 
In conjunction of Spica Virginis 

in 19 degrees of == - - - 5 
Not combuft ------ 5 

The ]) in conjunction or oppofition of the b cT or the 13 is impe- 
ded two days, viz. one day before, and one day after. 

The D in quartile of the b or 6 is impeded twelve hours before 
and after. 

To arrive at a proper degree of correCtnefs in our refearches into futuri- 
ty we muft be well verfed in the true nature and ftrength of the planets' 
fortitudes and debilities, fo as to give them their due weight in the 
fcale of nature, according to the experienced rules of this fcience, and 
no farther. For the more a man endeavours to drain a judgment be- 
yond the natural tendency of the planets, and the more he fwerves from 
truth in putting down their ftrength or debility, the more he augments 
his error, and betrays his inexperience. To avoid this, let the ftudent 
acquaint himfelf perfedly with thefe tables ; and in pradice, whenever he 
has occafion to collect the fortitudes and debilities either of the planets or 
part of fortune, let him fubtrad the lefs number from the greater, and the 
remainder'will be the planet's excefs of fuperiority, or debility; accord- 
ing to which will be its operation upon the fubject of his mvcftigati 

No. 7. F f Of 



AN -ILLUSTRATION 

Of the PLANETARY HOUSES, and their EFFECTS. 

To give a more fubftantial idea of the nature and arrangement of the 
twelve houfes of the planets, we lhall confider them according to the 
following diagram ; 




In this fcheme Cancer and Leo have afligned unto them the two 
great luminaries, Sol and Luna ; becaufe they are agreeable to each other 
in nature ; for the Sun, being naturally hot and dry, mews his effects more 
forcibly when pofited in Leo than he doth in either Aries or Sagittarius. 
And the Moon, for the fame reafon, hath Cancer allotted to her govern- 
ment, becaufe me is cold and moift, and of the nature of this fign ; and 
being the firft of the watery triplicity, and next to the Sun's houfe, me 
receives her light from him ; and all things are generated by their joint 
influence. 

Saturn is naturally cold, and therefore an enemy to heat ; and, being the 
higheft and mofr remote from the luminaries of all the other planets, 
has for his manfion the figns Capricorn and Aquaries ; which are the 
oppofite figns to Leo and Cancer, and are confequently cold and moifh 
Saturn is accounted the moft obnoxious and moft malevolent of all the 
planets, becaufe he oppofes the two great luminaries, which are the 
fountains of life, light, and. nutrition. 

Jupiter 



OF ASTROLOGY. 

Jupiter is placed under Saturn, and has the two figns that go before 
and after Capricorn and Aquaries allotted for his houfes, namely, Sagit- 
tary and Pifces, which arc in trine to the houfes of the two luminaries ; 
Pifces, his night-houfc, is in trine to Cancer, the houfe of the nocturnal 
luminary, and Sagittary, his day-houfe, in trine to Leo, the houfe of the 
diurnal luminary. Jupiter, being naturally temperate, and having thefc 
amicable afpects, is deemed the mod benevolent of all the planets to man- 
kind, and the greater fortune* 

Mars next in order follows Jupiter, being placed under him ; and 
therefore thofe figns that go before and after the houfes of Jupiter are al- 
lotted to Mars, viz. Scorpio and Aries, which are in quartile to the houfes 
of the Sun and Moon, as Aries his day-houfe is to Cancer, and Scorpio 
his night-houfe is to Leo. And,, fince a quartile is found to be an afpect 
of enmity, he is accounted malignant and unfortunate in an inferior de- 
gree to Saturn, who beholds the luminaries with an opposition, therefore 
he is called the lejfer in fortune. 

Venus, a more temperate planet, hath appointed under her thofe houfes 
that go before the houfes of Mars, viz. Libra and Taurus, which are in 
a fextile to the houfes of the two luminaries, and form an afpect of love 
and amity ; but, becaufe a fextile is not fo ftrong and perfect an afpect as 
a trine,. fhe is accounted the /effer -fortune. 

Mercury being fittiated within the orbits of all the other planets, has 
the figng allotted him which precede the two houfes of the great lumina- 
ries, narnely, Gemini and Virgo; and, becaufe Mercury is never diftant 
from the Sun above one fign, he naturally inclines neither to good nor evil, 
but participates either in the good or evil influences of whatever planet he 
is joined.with in afpect. 

The EXALTATIONS and FALLS of the PLANETS. 

' 

The Sin, which is the fountain of life, takes his exaltation in nine- 
teen degrees of Aries, becaufe he is then in the higheft northern point 
of the ec^ptic, making all things to fpring and rlourilh, and prqdttting 
fine warrfo weather, nivi length of days. And he is laid to have his t 
in Libra, becaufe it is the oppo'fite fign in the heavens to Aries, in which 
the Sun declines to the utmoft fouthern point, and occafions ihortnefs 
of days, pnd cold winterly blaits, deftructive to the fruits ot the earth* 
Now the tvl oon, being co-partner and co-temporary \\ith the Sun, and 
receiving 11 her light from him, this enables her to be vifible to us firft 
in Taurus \ and, becaufe it is the firft fign wherein fhe has a triplicity, her 
exaltation takes place in Taurus, \\hereiji (he increafes in "light and mo- 



ton. 



t4 AN ILLUSTRATION 

tion. But Scorpio being (he fign oppofite to Taurus, in which fhe dc- 
creafes in light, it is hence allotted for her fall, being the fign immedi- 
ately after Libra, and oppofite to Aries, the houfe of the Sun's exaltation* 

Saturn, the moft remote planet, is the author of cold, as the Sun is of 
heat, and is therefore exalted in that fign wherein heat is diminilhed 
and cold increafed, viz. Libra; and his fall takes place in that fign where 
cold is diminimed and heat increafed, viz. Aries; which are quite con- 
trary in nature to the Sun. 

Jupiter is exalted in Cancer, and has his fall in Capricorn ; for Jupiter 
delights in the northern part of the heavens, where he ftirs up northern 
winds, which increafe fertility and vegetation ; and, his greateft declina- 
tion northwards being in Cancer, he~ is therein exalted. For the con- 
trary reafon he has his fall in Capricorn. 

Mars is naturally hot and dry ; and becaufe his influence and effects 
are moft powerful in Capricorn, a fouthern fign, where the Sun is gene- 
rally hotteft about noon, he is for this reafon exalted therein ; and he 
takes his fall in Cancer, quite contrary to the nature of Jupiter; for 
Mars is hot and violent, and Jupiter cold and temperate. 

Venus is naturally moid, efpecially in Pifces, in which fign the fpring 
is moiftened and forwarded in the increafe and ftrength of nature ; and 
therefore fhe has the fign Pifces for her exaltation ; and, as Venus is the 
mother of generation and procreation, (he has her fall in Virgo, in the 
autumn, when all things wither and fade. 

Mercury, becaufe he is dry, and contrary in nature to Venus, is exalt- 
ed in Virgo, and has his fall appointed him in Pifces. Virgo is both his 
houfe and joy. 

The TRIPLICITIES of the PLANETS. 

A Triplicity means three figns of the Zodiac, of one and the fame 
nature, making a perfect triangle ; and of thefe triplicities among the 
figns there are four, anfwering to the four elements : viz. the fiery tri- 
plicity, which confifts of Aries, Leo, and Sagittary ; the airy triplicity, 
confirming of Gemini, Libra, and Aquaries ; the watery triplicity, con- 
taining Cancer, Scorpio, and Pifces; and the earthy triplicity, which 
includes Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. Thefe figns apply to each other 
in a trine, in the fame manner as a planet in a fiery fign applies to another 
palnet in a fiery fign (if in the fame number of degrees) in a trine ; and 

4 thus 




OF ASTROLOGY. 1*5 

thus a planet in an airy fign beholds another planet in an airy fign with a 
trine; and fo the watery and earthy figns apply in the fame manner ; and 
each of thcic trine afpeits confifts of one hundred and twenty degrees. 

The Sun and Jupiter have dominion over the fiery triplicity ; the Sun 
by day, and Jupiter by night. The Sun by day, bccaufe he is hot and 
fiery, and of the nature of thcie ligns ; and Jupiter by night, bccaufe he 
is temperate, and moderates the extremity of heat. This is called the 
eaflcrn triplicity. 

Saturn and Mercury have dominion over the airy triplicity, which is 
weftern ; Mercury by night, and Saturn by day. But as Libra is the 
exaltation of Saturn, and Aquaries the houfe and fign wherein he has moft 
joy; and as Gemini is only the houfe of Mercury ; it follows that Sa- 
turn has the principal government in this triplicity. 

Mars both night and day governs the watery triplicity, which is nor- 
thern ; and it feems that Mars was appointed to this triplicity to tem- 
per and abate his violent heat ; for we find he is more powerful in his 
malignant effedts in the fign Leo than he is in Cancer ; therefore he has 
his fall apointed him in Cancer, though he is peregrine in Leo. 

Venus and the Moon bear rule over the earthy triplicity, which is fe- 
mine and fouthern, cold and moift, producing fouth-eail winds, and 
cold moift air ; hence this tiipiicity is affigned to the care of feminine 
planets. 



The TERMS of the PLANETS. 

A Term is a certain number of degrees, in each houfe or fign of the 
Zodiac, wherein the planets Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, and Mercury, 
have a certain priority ; but the Sun and Moon have no terms. Thefe 
degrees are called terms, ends, or bounds ; for the planets have each their 
proportions fo allotted therein, that at the end of a certain number of 
degrees, the terms of one planet ceafe, and thofe of another begin. 
For inftance, from the full degree of Aries to the fixth, are the terms 
of Jupiter; from the iixth to the fourteenth, are the terms of Venus ; 
and io ot all the reft. Ptolemy, Albumazer, and Bonarus, have all 
Ihewn, that the greater years of the planets are difcovered by their ieve- 
raj terms or bounds through the Zodiac; which is done finding what 
number of degrees tach of the planets have allotted them in each fign ; 
and then, by addipg them together, the fum will be the number of eacbnof 
their great years, as will appear more obvioufly by the following example: 

No. 7. G g TERMS. 



1*6 AN ILLUSTRATION 

* 

TERMS. 

b V 6 9 2 

In the Sign T 4 6 5 87 

a 276.87 
ii 46677 

S3 37^77 

a 66567 
w 65667 

=2= 68655 

"I 38676 
I 68565 

X? 67566 
xs 65586 
K 56586 

Great years 57 79 66 82 76 

Thefe great years being added together, make juft three hundred and 
iixty degrees, being, the whole extent or circumference of the Zodiac. 

The degrees are in this manner divided into terms, to (hew what pla- 
net has moft dignities in a fign, whether by exaltation and houfe, tripli- 
city and houfe, or houfe, exaltation, or triplicity, alone ; and to that 
planet which has two or more dignities, we aflign the firft term, whe- 
ther he be a fortune or an infortune. If an infortune has not two dig- 
nities in a fign, he is placed laft, and the firft term is given either to the 
lord of the exaltation, or to the lord of the triplicity, or to the lord 
of the houfe, unifoimly preferring that planet which has two dignities 
to thofe that have only one. But an exception to this rule extends to the 
figns Cancer and Leo; for Cancer being the oppofite fign to the exalta- 
tion of Mars, which is in Capricorn, occafions the firft term of Cancer 
to be affigned to Mars ; and, becaufe Leo is the oppofite fign to the houfe 
and joy of Saturn, the firft term of Leo is for this reafon given to Sa- 
turn. To the infortunes are allotted the laft degrees of all the figns, ex- 
cepting thofe of Leo, which are. given to Jupiter. The quantity of terms 
are divided according to the following method ; when Jupiter and Ve- 
nus have not two dignities in the lame fign, nor in the fecond, third, or 
fourth, houfe, they have feven degrees allotted for their terms. Saturn 
and Mars, becaufe they are infortunes, (except in their own houfes, i have 
but five, and fometimes only four, three, or two, degrees each. Mercu- 
ry, becaufe he is of a mixed nature, has ufually fix degrees allotted him; 
but, when any of the planets are effentially dignified, they claim each one 
degree more ; as Venus in the firft term of Taurus has eight degrees, and 

Saturn 



OF ASTROLOGY. 127 

Saturn in the firft term of Aquaries claims fix. But, becaufe Venus lias 
eight L' in Taurus, Saturn Ins only two, being very weak in Tau- 

rus; and again, in Sagittary, Jupiter is incrcafcd one degree, becaufc lie 
is ftrong, and Mercury is diminilhcd one degree, becaufe he is weak; I'* 
that Jupiter takes eight degrees, and leaves Mercury but five. 

It is allb neccflary to obfervc, that a planet in his own term is ftrong; 
and that the more dignities he gains therein, the ftrongcr will his influ- 
ence be ; for example, Jupiter in the firfl: term of Sagittary is flrongcr 
and more powerful than in the firft term of Aries, though they are 
both equally his terms; and the reaibn of this is, becaufe the fign Sa- 
gittary is both his houfe and triplicity, and Aries is his triplicity only, 
\vherefore he has the firlt eight degrees of Sagittary for his term, and 
only fix in Aries. Hence it becomes apparent, that, the nearer a planet is 
in nature to the place of his term, the ftronger will his influence be 
therein. Jupiter, being hot and moift, has but five degrees for his term 
in Virgo, which is a cold and dry fign; but in Gemini, which is hot 
and moirt, he has fix degrees, becaufe it agrees with his nature; and yet 
in Cancer, \vhich is cold and moid, he poflefles feven degrees, althongh 
it does not agree with his nature ; and the reafon is, Cancer is the houfe 
of Jupiter's exaltation, and therefore the greater term is allotted him. 
In like manner, if a planet that is cold and dry be poiited in a term of 
the fame temperature, his coldnefs and drynefs will be greatly iftcrcafed 
thereby, and he will operate the more powerfully in his influences. The 
fame rul s holds good in refpect to all the other qualities of the planets; 
and it muft be remembered, that a planet is always increafed in ftrength 
by being fituated in houfes or places of his own temperature and quality. 
'1 bus a planet that is hot and dry lofes much of his natural vigour in a term 
that is cold and moiit; and a planet that is cold a'nd moifl lofes con fi- 
derably of its nature in a term that is hot and dry. And in like manner, 
if a planet that is a fortune be pofited in a fortunate term, his beneficent 
effects are the more increafed, and he is fortified with great power and 
ftrength to operate upon whatever fubject is the fignificator of. And 
on the contrary, if air-evil and malevolent planet be in an evil fign and term, 
its effects will be thereby rendered ftill more mifchevious. And the lord 
of a term when pofited in that term, be the fign what it may, has more 
power therein than the lord of the fign, or than the planet that has the 
fign for its exaltation. Again, if the lord of any term be pofited in his 
term, and the lord of the fign be fituated in another fign in aipect with 
him, the lord of the term will have more power in the fign where is 
than the lord of the fign, and mall be the principal fignificaror ; but, if 
the lord of the term be pofited in his own term and fign alfo, then his 
fhcngth and energy will bq ftili more confiderable. It may alib be ob- 

ferved, 



AN ILLUSTRATION 

ferved, that, when a planet is weak in a fign, his debility would be very 
much leifened fhoul.d he chance to be iituated in that part of the fign 
wherein he has terms. Whenever a planet is pofited in a term and fign 
both of his own nature, it is a very ftrong and fortunate afpect. 



The PHASES of the PLANETS. 

The planets' Phafes- confift of the twelve figns of the zodiac, divided 
each into three equal parts; fo that one phafis contains ten degrees, and 
every fign three phafes. They are called pbafes, becaufe they fignify or 
reprefent the forms, natures, and inclinations, of the feveral planets ap- 
propriated to them. A planet's term divides a phafis ; a phafis divides a 
a fign divides a triplicity; and a triplicity divides the whole zodiac. 



To afcertain the proper phafes of each planet, we begin with Mars 
in the equinoctial fign Aries, becaufe it is the houfe of this planet; 
wherefore the firft ten degrees conftitute the phafis of Mars ; the fecond 
ten degrees are the phafis of the Sun; and the third, which make up the 
whole thirty degrees of Aries, conftitute the phafis of Venus. The 
firft ten degrees of Taurus make the phafis of Mercury ; the fecond ten 
degrees are the phafis of the Moon ; and the third ten conftitute the phalrs 
of Saturn. The firft ten degrees of Gemini make the phafis of Jupiter; 
the fecond ten, the phafis of Mars; and fo on in the following order, 
throughout the twelve figns of the zodiac. 

Mars hath the firft phafis in Aries, which is the phafis of ftrength, 
magnanimity, and courage; of refolution, confidence, and intrepidity. 
The Sun hath the fecond phafis in Aries, and this is the phafis of re- 
nown, majefty, and might ; of candour, generofity, and noblenefs of foul ; 
and herein the Sun has his exaltation. Venus hath the third phafis in 
Aries, which is the phafis of effeminacy, and wanton merriment; of joy, 
fport, and play. 

In Taurus, the firft phafis is attributed to Mercury, and it is the phafis 
of mechanical arts, agriculture, and learning; of refined wit, logic, and 
oratory. The Moon has the fecond phafis in Taurus, and it is the phafis 
of power, ambition, and authority; of violence force, compulsion, and ar- 
bitrary fway. Saturn has the third phafis in Taurus, which is the phafis 
of cruelty, oppieffion, and bondage; of poverty, fervitude, and menial 
occupations. 

Jupiter hath the firft phafis in Gemini ; and this is the v 1 ,^s of nume- 
ration, algebra, and all figures ; of deciphering hieroglyphic characters, 

i writings, 



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writings, and fculpturcs, Mars has the fccond phafis in Gemini: which 
he phafis of ftudy, pcilevcrance, and labour; of trouble, grief, and 
paintV ty. Thfc Sun has the third phafis in Gemini : and it is the 

pbafis of boldncfc, contempt, and difdain; of indolence, forgetfulnefs. 
and ill m.inncrs. 

The firft phafis in Cancer belongs to Venus : if is the phafis of a good 
underflanding, mirth, and wit ; of cheerfulnds, c6mplacency, and love. 
The fecond phafis in Cancer belongs to Mercury : it is the phafis of 
wealth, honour, and preferment ; of fruitfulnefs, fertility, and (uccefs in 
bulinefs. The third phafis in Cancer belongs to the Moon ; and it is 
the phafis of fuccefs in arms, law, and oppofition; of travelling, per- 
leverance, and ftrength. 

Saturn has the firft phafis in Leo ; it is the phafis of violence, rage, 
and tyranny ; of Juft, cruelty, and mifchievoulhefs. Jupiier has the fe- 
cond phafis in Leo.: it is the phafis of difptitation, contention, and ftrife: 
of hoftility, violence, and battle. Mars hath the third phafis in Leo; 
which is a phafis of efteem and friendfhip, of union in the public caufe, 
and of fuccefs in arms. 

The Sun has the firft phafis in Virgo : it is the phafis of riches, pro- 
perty, and wealth ; of induftry, improvement, and cultivation. Vc: 
hath the fecond phafis in Virgo : it is the phafis of avarice, covetuotii- 
nefs, and fordid gain ; of meannefs, penurioufnefs, and parfimony. 
Mercury has the third phafis in Virgo : and it is the phafis of advanced 
age, infirmity, and weaknefs ; of gradual decline, difiolution, and decay. 

The Moon has the firft phafis in Libra : it is the phafis of juftice, 
mercy, and truth ; of humanity, liberality, and benevolence. Saturn has 
the fecond phafis in Libra : it is the phafis of advantage, emolument, and 
gain ; of watchfulnefs, labour, and fubtilty. Jupiter has the third pha- 
fis in Libra: which is the phafis of lafcivioufnefs, luxury, and licen* 
tioufnefs; of diffipation, drunkennefs, and depravity. 

Mars has the firft phafis in Scorpio : it is the phafis of violent ftrifc, 
contention, and flaughter ; of thieving, murdering, and robbing. The 
Sun has the fecond phafis in Scorpio : it is the phafis of injuftice, deceit- 
fulnefs, and envy; of difcord, malice, and detraction. Venus hath the 
third phafis in Scorpio: and it is a phafis of Icwdnefs, fornication, and 
adultery ; of flattery, feduclion, and deceit. 

Mercury poffefles the firft phafis in Sagiitary : it is a phafis of ftrength, 

valour, and intrepidity ; of jollity, opennefs, and feftivity. The Moon 

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j 3 o AN ILLUSTRATION 

has the fecond phafis in Sagittary : and it is the phafis of affliction, forrow, 
and perturbation of mind ; of internal woe, fufpicion, and miftruft. Sa- 
turn has the third phafis in Sagittary : and it is the phafis of obftinacy, 
obduratenefs, and tyranny; of wilfulnefs, rnifchievoufnefs, and cruelty. 

Jupiter has the firft phafis in Capricorn : it is the phafis of hofpita- 
lity, benevolence, and honefty : of conviviality, merriment, and fport. 
Mars hath the fecond phafis in Capricorn : it is the phaiis of inordinate 
defires, of unbridled paffions, and intemperate lufts ; of difcontentednefs, 
peevifhnefs, and difappointment. The Sun has the third phafis in Ca- 
pricorn : and it is a phafis of exalted underftanding, manlinefs, and wif- 
dom; of fobriety, integrity, and honour. 

Venus hath the firft phafis in Aquaries : it is a phafis of continual 
anxiety for gain, of laborious toil, and unwearied application ; of difap- 
pointment, misfortune, and lofs. Mercury has the fecond phafis in Aqua- 
ries : it is the phafis of modefty, clemency, and good nature ; of gen- 
tlenefs, mildnefs, and complacency. The Moon hath the third phafis in 
Aquaries : and it is the phafis of diffatisfa&ion, repining, and difcontent; 
of jealoufy, ingratitude, and envy, 

Saturn hath the firft phafis in Pifces : it is a phafis of thoughtfulnefs, 
fedatenefs, and temperance ; of fobriety, reputation, and fuccefs in bufi- 
nefs. Jupiter hath the fecond phafis in Pifces : it is the phafis of aufte- 
rity, haughtinefs, and ambition ; of pride, vain-glory, and felf-conceir. 
Mars hath the third and Jaft phafis in Pifces : and it is the phafis of con- 
cupifcence and luft; of debauchery, lewdnefs, and profligacy. 

The advantage to be derived by a perfed: knowledge of the planets* 
phafes will hereafter appear in the judgment of a nativity ; for, if the 
afcendant on the cufp of any perfon's nativity be found in thefe phafes, 
then will the native's natural difpofition, manner, occupation, and gene- 
ral purfuits, be regulated by them, according to the ftrength or debility 
of the other afpe&s ; for, if the lord of the afcendant, or the Moon, or 
planet applying to the afcendant in afpecl:, or beholding the lord of the 
afcendant, or Moon, are both pofited in phafes of the fame nature, then 
will their effects upon the native be moft powerful and efficacious. 



The JOYS of the PLANE T S, 

The planets are faid to be in their joys, when they are pofited in thofe 
houfes wherein they are moil flrong and powerful ; as, 

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The planet b 
V 

d 

o 

9 



joyeth in 



I 
"I 
ft 
tf 



It mny, perhaps, be enquired, why Saturn joyeth not in Capricorn, as 
well as in Aquaries, fince both thefe figns are his houfes ? The reafon 
is, that in Aquaries he has both houfe and triplicity, and is therefore bet- 
ter dignified, and more potent, in Aquaries than in Capricorn. So like- 
wife Jupiter joyeth in Sagittary, and not in Pifces, becaufe in the former 
fign he has both houfe and triplicity, but in the latter he has houfe 
only. The fame obfervation extends to the other planets. The Moon, 
indeed, has no triplicity ; but fbe joyeth in Cancer, becaufe it is a fign 
of her own quality and nature. Hence it appears that Saturn, though ftrong 
and well dignified in Capricorn, is much ftronger, and has more digni- 
ties, in Aquaries ; Jupiter alfo has ftrong influences when pofited in 
Pifces, but much ftronger in Sagittary ; Mars is potent in Aries, but 
infinitely more fo in Scorpio; Venus has great operation in Libra, but 
in Taurus her effects are more powerful ; and Mercury, for the fame 
caufe, operates much more forcibly in Virgo than he does in the fign 
Gemini. The efficacy of thefe rules having been proved by repeated 
experience, it is neceflary for every fludent to confider them with at- 
tention. 



The ANTISCIONS of the PLANETS. 

A planet's Antifcion is a certain virtue or influence it acquires by be- 
ing pofited in conjunction with any ftar or planet, in degrees equally ciif- 
tant from the two tropical figns, Cancer and Capricorn, in which degrees 
the Sun, when it arrives, occafions equal day and night all over the world. 
For example, when the Sun is in the tenth degree of Taurus, he is as far 
diftant from the firft degree of Cancer as when in the twelfth degree of 
Leo ; therefore, when the Sun, or any planet; is pofited in the tenth degree 
of Taurus, it fends its antiicion to the twentieth degree of Leo; that 
is, it gives additional force and virtue to any planet at that time in the 
fame degree by conjunction, or that calleth any afpect to it. J he planets* 
antifcions may, at all times, be found by the following table. 

A TABLE 



T into W. 

b SI 


Deg. into 

T U-HJU-L jnj.._._u 
rt __ 


deg.. Mi 
29 i 
28 3 


n 25 
y? i 


sy 

4 


27 3 
26 4 


zz ttl 

\L -f^- 


5 
6 


25 5 
24 6 



i.3* AN ILLUSTRATION 

A TABLE of the A NTI SCIONS of the PLANETS.* 

Min. into min. 
59 

57 

$6 

55 

54 

The foregoing Table mews, that a planet, fituated in one degree one 
minute of Aries fends his antifcion into twenty-nine degrees fifty-nine 
minutes of Virgo; a planet in two degrees two minutes of Taurus, into 
twenty-eight degrees fifty-eight minutes of Leo, and fo on through the 
table. Thefe antifcions are confidered, in the rules of aftrology, equi- 
valent to a fextile or a trine, particularly if the planets are of the 
benevolent or fortunate kind. Thefe planets have alfo their contra-anti- 
fcions, which are of the nature of a quaitile or oppofition. To know 
where thefe fall, it only requires to find the antifcion, and in the oppo- 
fite fign to that will be the contra-antifcion. For inftance, fuppofe Ju- 
piter in one degree of Aries; his antifcion will then fall in twenty-nine 
degrees of Virgo, and his contra-antifcion in twenty-nine degrees of 
Pilces, becaufe Pifces is the fign immediately oppofite to Virgo, where 
the antifcion falls. 



The ASPECTS of the PLANETS. 

The ftronged or moft forcible rays, afpefts, or configurations, pecu- 
liar to the planets, are the following: A conjunction, denoted by this 
character, 6 \ a trine, A ; a quartile, n -, a fextile, >K ; and an oppofition, 8 . 

A conjunction, <5, is not properly an afpecl, though frequently fo call- 
ed ; for, when two planets are both in the fame degree and minute of a 
fign, they are faid to be in conjunction, confequently cannot at that time 
be in afpecl to each other. The effects of conjunctions are either good 
or bad according to the nature and quality of the planets that compofe 
them, or as the planets in conjunction are friends or enemies to one 
another, or to the fubject then under consideration, 

A fextile afpect, ^, implies two of the heavenly bodies pofited at the 
diftance of fixty degrees in longitude, or one fixth part of the zodiac, 

* The Antifcions, according to the fyflem of Argol and Morinus, are followed here, though 
difcontinued by fome modern profeffors. The PUcidean method, however, wHl be given in 
the coiufe of the work. 

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OF ASTROLOGY. 

from cnch other ; for which reafon it is fometirncs called a fexangulai 
ptvt, or a hexagon. '1 he Textile is termed an aipcct of imperfect love, 
amity, or triendlhip ; becaufe when two planets, or fignificators, arc i 
Textile to each other, they import that any matter in difpute, treaty of 
marriage, or other fubjcd of enquiry, may be happily terminated, or 
brought about, by the intervention of friends ; or that, for want thereof, 
the contrary may happen. And, though the Textile afped ib fometii: 
over-ruled by the more powerful influences of malignant ones, yet it is 
generally conlidcred an omen of a favourable kind. 

15y a quartile afped n, two planets are underftood to be pofited at 
ninety degrees, or one-fourth part of the circle of the zodiac, from each 
other ; it is considered an afped of imperfed hatred, and ads vice verfa 
with the fextile, inclining rather to malignancy, contention, and misfor- 
tune, as the other does to friendfhip, harmony, and good fortune. 

A trine afped A , imports the planets to be fituated at the diftance of 
one hundred and twenty degrees, or one-third part of the circle of the zo- 
diac, from each other ; and is fometimes called a trigonal afped:, or a tri- 
gonocrater, implying rule or dominion in a certain trigon or triplicity. 
This is an afped: of the molt perfed unanimity, friendihip, and peace; 
and it is fo confidered, becaufe when the planets are in a A afped:, they 
are poiited in figns precifely of the fame triplicity and nature ; that is to 
fay, they are both in an earthy, airy, fiery, or watery, fign ; and confe- 
quently both contribute the fame influences unimpeded. But in a ^ t 
which is an afped of imperfed amity, the planets are pofited in figns of 
only a partial nature, viz. fiery with an airy, or an earthy with a watery, 
fign ; and as the fiery fign is hot and dry, and the airy hot and moift, the 
earthy cold and dry> and the watery cold and moift, fo the planets thus po- 
fited, agreeing only in one point out of two, give but an imperfed influ- 
ence. Thus the diftindions between a >fc and a A afped, and between a 
n and <? , are founded in reafon and experience. 

The oppofition 8 of two planets, fignifies their being pofited at one 
hundred and eighty degrees, or juft half the diftance of the zodiac, apart, 
which places them in a diametrical radiation. This is confidered an afpedt 
of perfed hatred, or of inveterate malice and enmity, as malignant in its 
eflfeds as the trine is benevolent; and of double the deftrudive tenden- 
cy of the n afped. To inftance this, let us fuppofe two kingdoms, 
ftates, focieties, or private gentlemen, at variance, and it is enquired whe- 
ther the caufe of difpute may be amicably adjufted ? If a figure be ereded 

No. 7. I i for 



134- AN ILLUSTRATION 

for the pofitions of the heavenly bodies, and the two flgnificators, reprc- 
fenting the two adverfaries, be in a quartile afpect, I mould infer, that 
notwithftanding the then fubfifting enmity of the parties, with all the 
threatened mifchiefs attending it, harmony may be reftored, if proper 
means were ufed for that purpofe. But, if the fignifkators are found in 
actual oppofition, the difpute in queftion would moft probably occafion 
hoftility, war, litigation, or duel, or be attended with fome alarming 
confequences, before the matter would fubfide. Wherefore an 8 is juflly 
termed an afpect of perfect enmity. 

Thefe afpects are all divided, for the fake of perfpicuity, into par tile 
and platic afpects. A partile afpect confiders two planets exactly fo many 
degrees from each other as make a perfect afped: ; that is, if Venus be m 
nine degrees of Aries, and Jupiter in nine degrees of Leo, they are in 
partile trine afpect. Again, if the Sun be in one degree of Taurus, and 
the Moon in one degree of Cancer, they are in a partile fextile afpect; fo 
that all perfect afpects are partile, and imply the matter or thing threat- 
ened, whether good or evil, to be near at hand. 

By a platic afpect we are to underftand two planets fo pofited as to ad- 
mit half the degrees of each of their own rays or orbs ; for inftance, if 
Saturn be pofited in fixteen degrees of Aries, and Jupiter in twenty-four 
degrees of Gemini, then Saturn would be in a platic fextile afped: to Ju- 
piter, becaufe Saturn would be, pofited , within th~ moiety of both their 
orbs, which are nine degrees each. The fame circumftance applies to the 
afpects of all the planets ; for, if their diftance from each other brings 
them within one half of each of their orbs or radiations, when added to- 
gether, they will then form a platic afpect. It muft alfo be carefully ob- 
ferved in the platic afpects, whether the co-operation of the two planets 
is going off, or coming on. In the above example, the effect of Saturn's 
platic fextile afpedl with Jupiter was going off; but if we reverfe their 
fituations, and place Saturn in twenty-four degrees of Gemini, and Ju- 
piter in fixteen degrees of Aries, then the afpecl: would be coming on with 
all its force and influence, and would proportionably affect the fubject, 
whatever it be, under confideration. 

To enable the reader to find the platic afpects more readily, I fubjoin 
the following Table of the planets' orbs, mean motion, and latitude. 



TABLE 



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TABLE of the ORBS and MEAN MOTION of the PLANETS. 



ORBS. 

:rn 10 degrees 

Jupiter 12 decrees 
Mars 7 d t-^rccs 

Moon 12 degrees 30 min. 
Venus 8 degrees 

Mercury 7 degrees 30 min. 

Sun i 7 degrees 



MEAN MOTION. 

2 minutes i feconj 

4 minutes 59 fcconds 

31 minutes 27 fcconds 

13 deg. 10 min. 36 fee. 

59 minutes 8 feconds 

59 minutes 8 feconds 

59 minutes 8 febpnds 






TABLE of the PLANETS* LATITUDE. 



North latitude. 



South Latitude. 



Saturn 

Jupiter 

Mars 

Moon 

Venus 

Mercury 



D. 

2 
I 

4 
5 
9 
3 



JVi 

48 
38 

3 1 
o 

2 

83 



S. 

o 
o 
o 

o 
o 



D. 

2 
I 

6 

5 
9 



M. 

49 
40 

47 
o 

2 

35 



S. 
o 
o 
o 

o 
o 



The Sun, always moving in the ecliptic, can have no latitude. 

Now it muft be obferved, that thefe afpects of the planets are project- 
ed or call contrary ways, either onward in a line progreflively with the 
iigns of the zodiac, which are termed finifter afpecls ; or elfe backward, 
in a line reverfeways to the order of the zodiac, which are termed dexter 
aspects. The whole of thefe appear at one view in the following Table. 

TABLE of the RADIATIONS, or SINISTER and DEXTER 
ASPECTS, of all the PLANETS: 



Dexter 

Sinifter 



Dexter 
Siniftcr 



Dexter 
Sihifter 



Dexter 

Sinifler 



r 



e 



In 



AN ILLUSTRATION 

I the foregoing Table, at the top of the third column, note the cha- 
racters of the afpedls, iextile ^, quartile n, trine A, and oppofition .8, 
as placed over the figns of the zodiac. In the firft column oblerve the 
words dexter and (inifter, and in the fecond column the fign Aries T. 
Thefe are in tended to (hew that a planet pofited in T would fend his 
fextile afped:, dexter to Aquaries and finifter to Gemini ; his quartile, 
dexter to Capricorn and finifler to Cancer ; his trine, dexter to Sagittary 
and fmifter to Leo ; and would be in oppofition to a planet pofited in 
equal degrees of Libra. The fame rules apply throughout the table ; but 
it fnuft not be forgotten, that finifter afped:s go in the fame order with the 
figns of the zodiac, and dexter contrariwife ; and that the dexter afpects 
are more flrong and powerful than the fmifter. And thus, according to 
the operations of the planets and liars, are the natures of all men, as the 
planets have predominancy in them : and fuch are the natures of all man- 
ner of herbs and plants that grow in the field. Some are influenced by 
Saturn, and thence are cold and dry : others by Jupiter, and thence are 
hot and moid ; one by an order of Mars draws nothing but poifon to its 
roots ; and another by the fweet influence of \ r enus lucks nothing but 
fvveet fap of the earth into all iis fibres. If Saturn or Mars rife with a 
birth, k is ten to one but the child dies that year, unlefs Jupiter or 
Venus interpofe, by throwing their friendly influences ftrongly into the 
fign. And in thefe refpeds we have as inconteftible proofs of the truth 
of what we advance, as the phyfician has of the nature of herbs when 
he taftes them ; he, from the demonftration, declares them to be hot 
or cold, and good either to cure or kill ; but we can afcertain this 
without tailing them, becaufe we know the fource from whence they de- 
rive thefe oppofite qualities. 

It were needlefs for me to dwell longer upon an explanation of the 
different virtues and effects of the planets and figns. Sufficient has now 
been faid to point out their operations and natural influences to the 
understanding of the moft limited capacity. It therefore only remains 
for my readers, or fuch of them as intend to make any progrefs in the 
fludy, to familiarize themfelves with the fubjed:, by a frequent perufal 
of it ; and particularly to acquire a correct knowledge of all the charac- 
ters by which the figns, planets, and afpe<5ts, are generally diftinguiihed. 
It will then be proper to underftand the following terms peculiar to this 
Art. i 



EXPLANA- 



O F A S T R O L O G Y. 137 

EXPLANATION of the T E C H N I C A L W O R D S and 
TERMS of ART ufcd in ASTROLOGY. 



T^\IR(!CTION fignifies a planet moving on its natural 
-*-^ weft to eaft, according to the fucceilion of the figns ij 



courfe, from 
in the zodiac ; 

thus, a planet is direct, when it moves in confc^uentia, from Aries to 
Taurus, from Taurus to Gemini, dec. Direction is alfo a calculus, 
whereby to find the time of any accident or remarkable event that will 
happen to the perfon who propounds a qucftion, or has his nativity caft. 
For inftance, a perfon enquires how many years he may live, by the 
courfe of the planets at the time of birth ? Having eftablilhed the 
Sun, Moon, or Afcendant, as figniflcators for life, and Mars or Saturn as 
promittors or portentors of death, the din&ion is a calculation of the 
length of time which the fignificator will be in meeting the promittor ; 
and this refolves the queflion. In thefe calculations, the fignificator is 
fometimes termed apketa, or giver of life, and the promittor anareta, or 
giver of death. The directions of all the principal points of the hea- 
vens, planets, and fixed ftars, as the Afcendant, Mid-heaven^ Sun, 
Moon, and Part of Fortune, are worked by the fame rule. 

STATIONARY is underftood of a planet, when, to the eye or fenfes of 
a beholder here on earth, it appears to (land (rill, without any progreffive 
motion in its orbit. Not that a planet ever is or can be naturally in this 
ftate, but is only rendered fo in appearance, by the inequalities which 
arife from the petitions and motions of the earth ; for, were the planets 
to be viewed from the Sun, or centre of the iyftem, they would always 
appear uniform and regular. 

RETROGRADATION implies an apparent motion in the planets r 
whereby they feem to go backwards in the ecliptic, and to move in ante- 
cedentici, or towards the antecedent figns, viz. from eaft to weft, contrary 
to the order of direction and to the fucceflion of the figns of the zodiac. 
This alfo is an appearance produced by an oppofite motion of the earth 
to that of the other planets. 

APPLICATION fignifies the approach of two planets together, either 
by conjunction or afpect, and is of three kinds : the firft is, when a pla- 
net, fwift in motion, applies to one of flower progrefs; for example, fup- 
pofe Mercury pofited in iixteen degrees of Gemini, and Mars in twenty- 
one degrees of the fame fign, both being direct in motion ; Mercury, by 
having the greater apparent projectile force, would overtake and form a 

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conjunction with Mars, which is termed a direct application. The fe- 
i-ond kind is formed by two retrograde planets ; as fuppofing Mercury 
in fixteen degrees of Gemini, and Saturn in fifteen degrees of the fame 
fign, both retrograde, Mercury, being the lighter planet, applies to the 
body of Saturn, a more ponderous planet, by retrogradation ; and this is 
termed a retrograde application. The third kind is occafioned by one 
planet going direct in motion, and meeting another planet that is retro- 
grade ; for inftance, fuppoie Mercury retrograde in fixteen degrees of 
Gemini, and Saturn direCt in twelve degrees of the fame fign ; here 
Mercury, being the lighter planet, applies to a conjunction of Saturn by 
a retrograde motion ; and ihefe two 1 aft are deemed evil applications. It 
mud alfo be obferved that the fuperior planets never apply to the inferior 
but by a retrograde motion j whereas the inferior planets apply both ways, 

SEPARATION is underilood of two planets that have been either in 
partile conjunction or afpeCt, and are juft departed or feparated from 
it. Thus, if we fuppofe Saturn in twelve degrees of Sagittary, and Ju- 
piter in thirteen degrees of the fame fign, Jupiter will be then feparated 
one degree from a perfeCt or partile conjunction with Saturn; but they 
would Hill be in a platic conjunction, becaufe they are within the moiety 
of each other's radiations, which is four degrees and a half each, confe- 
quently thefe planets would continue in platic conjunction until they 
were feparated nine degrees, and then the afpeCt would entirely ceaie. 
The exad knowledge of every -degree of the reparations of thefe afpeCts 
is of the utmoft confequence in giving judgment upon various impor- 
tant occafions. For inftance, fuppoie it were demanded whether a cer- 
tain treaty of marriage would take place or not? when all the afpecls 
are collected upon the horofcope, and the two planets that are fignifica- 
tors of the parties are found applying to each other in a cor- junction, 
and in common or fixed figns, the marriage may probably take place in 
fome length of time. If the fignificators are pofited in moveable figns, 
angular, and approaching fwift in motion to a conjunction, it may then 
be consummated in a very fhort time; but, if the fignificators are fepara- 
ted from a conjunction only a few minutes of a degree, one may iafely 
conclude that there has been great probability, only a few days before, 
that the wedding would have taken place ; but by this afpeCt the parties 
appear to be hanging in fufpenee, and fome diflike or change of fenti- 
ment feems to have taken place; and, as the fignificators gradually fepa- 
rate from the partile and platic conjunctions, in the fame gradation will 
the treaty and affeClions of the parties alienate and wear away ; and, by 
the comparative time that the afpeCt will occupy before it entirely ceaies, 
fo will the time be fo many weeks, months, or years, before the parties 
ihall wholly relinquiih the connection. 

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PROHIBITION indicates the ftate of two planets that arc figniricators 
of fome event, or the bringing of foine bufinefs to an ifTuc or conclufion, 
and arc applying to each other by conjunction ; but before inch conjunc- 
tion can be formed, a third planet, by means of a fwiftur motion, inter- 
poles his bo-.iv, and dcllroys the expe^ed conjunction, by forming an, 
afpect himfclf ; and this indicates that the matter under contemplation 
will be greatly retarded, or utterly prevented. For example, fuppofe 
Mars was pofited in (even degrees of Aries, Saturn in twelve degr; 
and the Sun in fix degrees, of the fame iign ; Mars is the ilgnificaior of 
the bufmefs in hand, and promifes the ilfue or completion of it fo foon 
as he comes to a conjunction with Saturn ; but the Sun, being fwifter in 
motion than Mars, paflcs him, and prevents their conjunction, by forming 
the afpect himfelf. This indicates, that whatever was ex peeled from the 
approaching conjunction of Mars and Saturn is now prohibited by -the 
Sun's firft impediting Mars and then Saturn ; and this is termed a con- 
junttional or bodily prohibition. There is alfo a prohibition by afpect, 
either fextile, quartile, trine, or oppolition ; and this happens when two 
planets are going into conjunction. Suppofe Mars to be in feven degrees 
of Aries, Saturn in thirteen degrees of the lame fign, and the Sun in five 
degrees of Gemini ; the Sun, being fwifter than Mars in his diurnal mo- 
tion, will quickly overtake him, and pafs by the fextile dexter of Mars, 
and form a fextile dexter with Saturn, before Mars can reach him; by 
this means their conjunction is prohibited. 

FRUSTRATION imports a fwift or light planet approaching to an 
afpect with one more flow and ponderous ; but, before they can approach 
near enough to form that afpect, the weighty planet is joined to fome 
other, by which the firft afpect is fruftrated. To inftance this, fuppofe 
Saturn pofited in fixteen degrees of Gemini, Jupiter in fifteen degrees of 
Leo, and Mars in eleven degrees of the fame fign ; here Mars applies to 
a conjunction with Jupiter, but, before he can reach it, Jupiter meets a 
fe-xtile afpect from Saturn, which fruftrates the conjunction of Mars, and, 
in practice, utterly deftroys whatever was promifed by it. 

REFRA NATION is the ftate of a planet in direct motion, applying to 
an afpect or conjunction with another planet, but before they can meet 
becomes retrograde, and thus refrains to form the afpect expected. Sup- 
pofe Jupiter in the twelfth degree of Gemini, and Mars in the eighth; 
here Mars, the fwifter planet, promifes very foon to overtake Jupiter, 
and form a conjunction with him ; but juft at the inrtant falls retro- 
grade, and refrains from the conjunction, by taking an opposite courfe 
from Jupiter. 

TRANSLATION 



M o AN ILLUSTRATION 

TRANSLATION of LIGHT and NATURES. This happens when a light 
planet feparates from a weighty one, and joins with another more pon- 
derous, and is effected in this manner : Let Saturn be placed in twenty 
degrees of Aries, Jupiter in thirteen degrees, and Mars in fourteen de- 
grees, of the fame iign ; here Mars feparates from a conjunction with Ju- 
piter, and tranflates the light and nature of that planet to Saturn, to whom 
he next applies. The efTed of this in practice will be, that, if a matter or 
thing be promifed by Saturn, then whoever was reprefented by Mars 
ihall procure all the affiftance that the benevolent planet Jupiter could 
beftow, and tranflate it to Saturn, whereby the bufineis in hand would be 
the better effected, and more happily concluded; and this, being a very 
fortunate pofition of the planets, is very proper to be known, fince it pro- 
miles much in law-fuits, marriages, and all other queftions of the kind. 

RECEPTION is when two planets, that are fignificators in any queftiori 
or nativity, are pofited in each other's dignity, as the Sun in Aries, and 
Mars in Leo, which is a reception by houfes, and is deemed the mofl 
powerful and efficacious of all receptions. But reception may be by ex- 
change of triplicity, term, or phafe, or by any eflential dignity ; as Venus 
in Aries, and the Sun in Taurus, is a reception by triplicity, if the quef- 
tion or nativity happen by day. Or if Venus be in the twenty-fourth 
degree of Aries, and Mars in the fixteenth degree of Gemini, it is a re- 
ception of terms. The ufe of thcfe portions in practice is confiderable ; 
for, fuppofe the event of any queftion required be denied by the afpecls ; 
or the iignilicators are in no afpeft with each other ; or it is doubtful 
what may happen from a quartile or oppofition of the fignificators ; yet, 
if the principal fignificators are found in mutual reception, the thing 
defired will fhortly come to pafs, and probably to the fatisfa&ion and 
content of all the parties concerned. 

PEREGRINATION defcribes a planet to be fituated in a fign, or in 
fuch certain degrees of a fign, where it has no eflential dignity, either 
by houfe, exaltation, triplicity, term, or phafe ; as Saturn in the tenth 
degree of Aries, is peregrine ; and the Sun in any part of Cancer, is 
peregrine, having no dignity whatever in that fign. In all queftions of 
theft, it is very material to know the peregrine planet ; for it has been 
uniformly found, by almoft every regular profefTor of this art, that the 
thief may be almoft conftantly difcovered by the peregrine planet pofited 
in an angle, or in the fecond houfe. 

COMBUSTION is the ftate of a planet, when fituated within eight de- 
grees thirty minutes of the body of the Sun, either before or after him. 
Suppofe Mercury in the twenty-fail degree, the Sun in the twenty-fifth 

3 degree, 



OF ASTROLOGY. ti; 



degree, and Venus in the twenry-feventh degree of Aquaries j 
Mercury and Venus would be both combuft ; but Venus woul.l be 
more affected by it than Mercury, bccaufc the Sun applies to, or move* 
towards, Venus, and rrrcdcs from Mercury, whereby his rays afflict her 
more forcibly on his nearer approach, and become weaker upon Mercury 
by his recefs from him. 



CAZIMI rcprefents a planet in the heart of the Sun ; that is, if a 
be only {even teen minutes before or after the Sun, as if the Sun were in 
fifteen degrees thirty minutes of Taurus, and Mercury in fifteen degrees 
twenty minutes of the fame fign, Mercury would then be in Cazimi, or 
in the heart of the Sun. All authors agree that a planet in cazimi is for- 
tified thereby, and is of greater efficacy ; whereas a planet in combuftion 
is of a malignant nature. If the fignificator of a querent, or perfon pro- 
pounding a queftion, be combuft, it mews him or her to be under fea 
apprehenfions, and threatened to be over-powered, or greatly injured, by 
fome luperior perfon. It fliould be carefully obferved that all planets 
may be in combuftion with the Sun, but the Sun cannot be in combuftion 
with any planet ; and that combuftion can only be by perfonal conjunc- 
tion in one fign, and not by any afpect, either fextile, quartile, trine, or 
oppofition; the Sun's quartile or oppofite afpects are afflicting, but they do 
not combure, or render the planet combuft. A planet is always confi- 
dered under the fun-beams, until he is elongated fcventeen degrees before 
or after his body. 

VOID OF COURSE, is when a planet is feparated from another planet, 
and does not, during its continuance in that fign, form an afpect with any 
other. This moft ufually happens with the Moon ; and in practice, it is 
obferved that, if the fignificator of the thing propounded be void of courfe, 
the bufinefs under contemplation will not fucceed, nor be attended with 
any fatisfactory or pleafing confequences. 

BESIEGING, fignifies a planet fituated betwixt the two malevolent pla- 
nets Saturn and Mars ; for inftance, if Saturn were placed in the twelfth 
degree of Aries, Mars in the fixteenth, and Jupiter in the fourteenth de- 
gree, Jupiter would then be befieged by Saturn and Mars. 

INCREASING IN LIGHT, is when a planet is feparating from the Sun, 
or the Sun from a planet ; thus the Moon, at hergreateft diftance from the 
Sun, appears with the greateft degree of light, having her whole orb 
illumined. 

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146 A N I L L U S T R A T 1 O N 

ORIENTAL and OCCIDENTAL. A planet, when oriental, rifes before 
the Sun ; and, when occidental, fets after him, and isfeen above the hori - 
2on after the Sun is down; confequently, when a planet is oriental, it is 
pofited in the eaft, and when occidental in the weft. 

SUPERIORS and INFERIORS. Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars, are diftin- 
guifhed by the name of the fuperior, ponderous, and more weighty, pla- 
nets; and Venus, Mercury, and the Moon, are called the inferior planets. 
A fuperior always governs or over-rules an inferior; this is an obfervation 
that holds good throughout the whole fyftem of nature. 

SWIFT OF COURSE, is when a planet moves farther than his mean 
motion in twenty-four hours ; and he is JJow of courfe ^w : hen he moves 
lefs than his mean motion in the fame portion of time. 

ALMUTION, Signifies a planet that bears principal rule in a fign or fi- 
gure ; which planet mull: confequently have the moft eflential dignities. 

HAYZ, implies a mafculine diurnal planet to be fituated above the 
horizon in the day-time, or a feminine noctural planet pofited below the 
horizon in the night-time ; which is an accidental fortitude the planets 
delight in, and give favourable omens in all figures wherever they are 
found. 

LONGITUDE and LATITUDE. The longitude of any ftar or planet, 
is the degree of the ecliptic or zodiac in which they are found, numbered 
from the firft point of the fign Aries. The latitude of a ftar, or planet, 
is its diftance north or fouth from the fun's path or ecliptic line, num- 
bered by the degrees of the meridian. 

DECLINATION, is the diftance a planet fwerves either north or fouth, 
from the equator or equinoctial line, in his circuit through the twelve figns 
of the zodiac. 

RIGHT ASCENSION, is the number of degrees and minutes of the 
equinoctial line, reckoned from the beginning of Aries, and comes to 
the meridian with the fun, moon, ftar, or planet, or any portion of the 
ecliptic. 

OBLIQUE ASCENSION, is the degree and minute of the equinoctial 
line, that comes to, or rifes with, the degree of longitude of any ftar or 
planet in the horizon ; or it is the degree of the equinoctial line that 
comes to the horizon with any ftar or -planet in an oblique fphere. 

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OF A S T R O L O C Y. 147 

On LTQUE DESCENSION, is the degree of the equinoctial line that fets in 
the horizon, with the degree of longitude of any ftar or planet in an ob- 
lique fphcre; making an oblique angle with the horizon. 

ASCENSIONAL DIFFERENCE, is the diftinction bet ween the right and 
oblique afceniion of any planet or ftar, reckoned in the equator. 

POLE OF POSITION, fignifies the elevation of the poles of the world 
above the circle of pofition of any ftar or planet. 

CIRCLES OF POSITION, are circles pafiing through the common inter- 
fections of the horizon and meridian, and through any degree of the 
ecliptic, or the centre of any ftar, or other point in the heavens, and 
are ufed for finding the iituation or pofition of any ftar or planet. 

HOROSCOPE, is a figure or fcheme of the twelve houfes of heaven, 
wherein the planets and pofitions of the heavens are collected for any 
given time, either for the purpofe of calculating nativities, or anfwering 
horary quell ions. It alfo fignifies the degree or point of the heavens rif- 
ing above the eaftern point of the horizon, at any given time when a pre- 
diction is to be made of any future event ; but this is now moil common- 
ly diilingui fhed by the name of the afcendant. 

COLOURS. The colours given by, or peculiar to, each of the planets 
and figns, are of great importance in the determination of all queftions 
where the complexion of a perfon, or the colour of a thing, is neceflary 
to be known. The reader muft therefore be careful to remember, that of 
the planets, Saturn gives a black colour ; Jupiter red mixed with green ; 
Mars a red fiery colour ; the Moon, all white fpotted, or light mixed 
colours; Venus, white and purple colours; Mercury, light blue or 
azure colour; the Sun, all yellow colours, or inclined to purple. Of the 
twelve figns, Aries gives a white mixed with red; Cancer, green 
or ruflfet; Leo, red or green ; Virgo, black fpeckled with blue; Li- 
bra, black or dark crimfon, or fwarthy colour ; Scorpio, dark brown ; Sa- 
gittary, yellow, or a green fanguine colour; Capricorn, black or ruf- 
fet ; Aquaries, light blue or (ky-colour ; Pifces, a gliftening light co- 
lour. Thus by knowing the colour or complexion attributed to each 
of the planets and figns, it is eafy to determine the complexion of the na- 
tive, or of any perfon or thing enquired after ; for as the complexion 
or colour of the lord of the afcendant, or the fign, or figriificators, are, 
that reprefent the party, fuch will be their colour and complexion. So if 
it be afked, concerning two cocks juft going to pit, which fhall be the 

winner ? 



AN ILLUSTRATION 



winner ? Erect the figure, and the two planets reprefenting the diftin- 
guifhing colours of the two cocks (hall be their lignificators ; and that 
planet which is the fuperior, or that has moil effential dignities, and is 
moil ftrongly fortified, {hall by his colour point out the cock that (hall 
win his battle. So of any other queftion deterrninable by colours. 

And fince this art cannot be underftood, nor the work read with any 
pleafure or improvement, without a perfect and familiar knowledge of all 
the characters peculiar to the (igns, planets, &c. I fhall infert them in 
this place all together, that they may be at any time referred to with eafe, 
recommending at the fame time to all my readers, not to proceed any far- 
ther, till they have learned them by art. 

CHARACTERS of the TWELVE SIGNS of the ZODIAC, 
DRAGON'S HEAD, DRAGON'S TAIL, and Part of FORTUNE. 



Aries 
Taurus 
Gemini 
Cancer 
Leo - 
Virgo - - 
Libra - - 



Scorpio - - - m 

Sagittary - $ 

Capricorn - - v? 

Aquaries - ~- ss 

Pifces - - x 
Dragon's Head - 

Dragon's Tail - e 
The Part of Fortune, . 



- - - a 



CHARACTERS of the PLANETS. 



Saturn - - 
Jupiter - - 
Mars - - 



The SUN, o. 



Moon - - - 
Venus - - - 
Mercury - - 



CHARACTERS diftinguifliing the feveral ASPECTS of the 

PLANETS. 



Sextile - - * Trine 

Quartile - - a Oppofition 

And the Conjunction, <5 . 



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EXPLANATION 



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149 



EXPLANATION of the TWELVE HOUSES of HEAVEN, with 
DIRECTIONS for creeling the HOROSCOPE. 

TJIAVING fhewn what the eflential qualities are, which the planets 
** and heavenly matter derive from an inherent principle of nature; 
it follows that I fhould explain the accidental qualities they receive by 
their different pofitions in the twelve houfes of heaven ; for as the hea- 
vens are perpetually in motion, either afcending or defcending; and fincc 
it is beyond the reach of human penetration to define what uar or planet 
fhall alcend at the nativity of children yet unborn, fo, in reference to hu- 
man ideas, it is purely accidental what dignities the planets fhall acquire, 
or what houfes they (hall be pofited in, at the time of birth. 

That the reader may form a competent idea of what is meant by the 
twelve houfes of heaven, Jet us fuppofe the whole celeftial globe, or 
fphere of heaven, divided into four equal parts, by the horizon and me- 
ridional line, and each of thefe into four quadrants, and each quadrant 
into three equal parts, by lines drawn from points of fections in different 
parts of the horizon and meridian, equi-diftant from each other. By this 
operation, the whole globe or fphere will be apportioned into twelve equal 
parts, which conftitute what we call, the twelve houfes of heaven. And 
thefc houfes, as obfervation and experience abundantly fhew, make up 
that great wheel of nature, whereon depends the various fortunes contin- 
gent to all fublunary matters and things. 

In this divifion of the heavens, the firft quadrant is defcribed by a pa- 
rallel line, drawn from the point of the call angle, to the fouth, or mid- 
heaven ; and contains the twelfth, eleventh, and, tenth, houfes, called the 
oriental, vernal, mafculinc, fanguine, infant, quarter. The fecond qua- 
drant is defcribed by a fimilar line running from the exterior point of the 
mid-heaven to the point of the weflern angle, and contains the ninth, 
eighth, and feventh, boufes, called the meridian, eftival, feminine, 
youthful, choleric, quarter. The third quadrant is formed by a parallel 
line, running from the extreme point of the eighth houfe to the north 
angle ; and contains the fixth, fifth, and fourth, houfes, called the occi- 
dental, autumnal, mafculine, melancholic, manly, cold and dry, quar- 
ter. The fourth quadrant is defcribed by a line drawn from the extreme 
point of the north angle, to the extremity of the line which defcribes 
the firft quadrant, both meeting in the eaft angle of the heavens, and con- 
tains the third, lecond, and firft, houfes, called the northern, winterly, 
feminine, phlegmatic, quarter, the feat of old age, decrepidnefs, and 
decay. The lines thus drawn defcribe the following figure, or horo- 
fcope, into which the Jigns and planets are feverally introduced, and re- 
No, 8. Mm prefcntcd 



150 



AN ILLUSTRATION 



prefented as in their true places in the heavens, before any queflion can be 
folved or nativity calculated. The fpace in the centre, were the figure 
dra\vn circular, might reprefent the vacuum in which the earth moves ; 
but it is generally ufed to write down the day, year, and hour of the day, 
when the figure was erected, with the purpofe of it, whether for a nativi- 
ty, or queflion re folved. 

FIGURE of the HOROSCOPE, or TWELVE HOUSES of HEAVEN. 







Thefe twelve houfes are each diftinguifhed by their refpe6tive figures, 
and are either angular , Juccedent, or cadent. The angular houfes are 
four, called the afcendant, mid-heaven, or medium-cceli, the feventh 
houfe, and the bottom of the heaven; thefe are deemed the moft power-* 
ful and moft fortunate houfes. The fucceeding houfes are the eleventh, 
fecond, eighth, and fifth; and are ranked next in force and virtue to 
the angles. The third clafs, or cadent houfes, are the third, twelfth, 
ninth, and fixth; and are confidered of the leaft effiqacy of them all. But 
notwithstanding they are divided into only three clafles, or orders, 
whereby their force and efficacy are eftimated, yet is there a regular gra- 
dation 



OF ASTROLOGY. 151 

dation in this refpcct running through the whole, whereby on houfc is 
fubordinate to the other, from the firft to laft. Confidered in this order, they 
Hand thus : 

i 10 7 4 ii 5 9 3 2 8 6 12 

According to this rule, if we find two planets, equally ftrong, and 
of the fame dignities, one pofited in the firft houfe, and the other in the 
tenth, we judge the planet, in the firft houfe, or afcendant, to have fupc- 
riority over the planet in the tenth houfe ; and in practice we infer from 
fuch a petition, that the perion whole (ignificator was in the firft houfe, 
would get the better of his opponent, whofe fignificator was in the tenth 
houfe ; but both being fo nearly equal in point of dignity, great ftrug- 
gles and difficulties would intervene, as the nature of the cafe in point 
may happen to be. This rule holds good from the tenth houfe to the 
feventh ; the feventh to the fourth, and fo on through the whole; but 
it fliould always be remembered, that planets in angles, that is, thofe 
which are feated in the angular houfes, are the moft forcible and potent 
in their operation. 

The firft houfe, which is denoted by the figure i , is called the afccn- 
dant, becaufe, the point of its angle being level with the horizon, what- 
ever planet afcends from under the earth, muft afcend upon this line, and 
become vifible firft in this houfe. The line upon which the planets 
afcend, or move, is called the cufp of the houfes ; and that of the afcen- 
dant is generally reckoned to extend about five degrees above the earth, 
and twenty-five degrees beneath, ready to afcend. But, if figns of long 
afcenfions afcend, then half five degrees above the earth, and thirteen be- 
low, are its utmoft limits. If figns of fhort afcenfions afcend, then five 
degrees above the horizon, and fifty degrees below, are ufually allowed. 
Now the quality of whatfoever part of the heavens occupies or fills up the de- 
grees of this houfe, carries along with it the health, life, and nature, of every 
infant or thing that is conceived or brought forth within its jurifdiction. 
And hence hath this point of the heavens a faculty of attracting or receiv- 
ing the virtues of the celeftial matter that is accidentally afcending in that 
part of heaven at the birth ; and alfo of the planets and fixed ftars in their 
tranfits, and all the rays of the planets in their afpects and conjunctions, 
are attracted into this part of heaven, in order to the formation of the 
fliape, ftature, temperature of the body, quality of the mind, and all ac- 
cidents and contingencies which fhall befall the native's body, or health, 
or life, unto his dying day; fuch a fympathy is there between this part 
of the heavenly frame, and of every act and thing that is produced, or 
that receives life, under it. For as the feed in the ground after it has 
taken root, buds forth, and appears above ground, fo the heavenly in- 
telligencer j, 



j 5 2 A N I L L U S T R A T I O N 

telligencers, after they have framed the embryo, and the temperament 
thereof, under the earth, give it life and being of its own, putting forth 
level with them juft as they afcend. We do not however fuppofe, that 
the temperature and qualities of the native were wholly framed at the exact 
time of birth, although the fituation of the heavens at that time never 
fails exactly to defcribe them; we have every reafon to believe, that the 
temperature and qualities of the body, and the difpofition of the mind, 
are formed in regular gradations from the conception to the time of birth ; 
but that the birth defcribes them, is indifputably clear, becaufe it cannot 
happen at any moment of time, in any part of the world, but it muft fall 
even with that part of the heavenly matter afcending from the lower unto 
the upper horizon, which is interefted in, and therefore points out, thofe 
temperatures and qualities. For any man to be fatisfied in this point, let 
him but note what the nature of this afcending point of heaven is, with 
all the ftars and planets pofited therein, or having afpedt with them from 
other houfes, giving each of them their due weight and influence, accor- 
ding to their nature and dignity, neither ftrained one way nor the other; 
and, juft as thefe are found at the time of birth, juft fo fhall be found the 
qualities and endowments of that native, with the principal actions and 
events of his life, which this point afcending takes the charge of. And 
in this trial will the reader find more fubftantial proofs of the truth andex- 
iftence of Aftrology, than the moft acute arguments can inftil into his mind. 

Now fince the firft houfe, or afcendant, gives birth and life to the na- 
tive, it follows that thofe houfes, which are the attendants on, and uphold- 
ers of, life, fhould be joined with it; and as children, or the native's off- 
fpring, are the upholders of life in this world, and religion and learning 
the grand means of upholding it into eternity into the other world, fo the 
houfes which contribute thefe bleffings to the life already given are joined 
in an harmonious trine with the firft houfe, making up that three-fold 
cord, which, as Solomon faith, can never be broken. The one is a fucce- 
dent houfe, called the fifth houfe, and the other a cadent houfe, called the 
ninth houfe; and to be convinced of the effects of this fifth houfe, note 
the heavenly matter, planets, ftars, and afpedts, therein pofited at the time 
of birth, according to the rules here laid down ; and they fhall truly repre- 
fent the number and ftate of the native's offspring, and all other particu- 
lars relative to children, and to breeding or barren women. So alfo exa- 
mine the ftate of the eleventh houfe; and, as that reprefents, fo fhall the 
native be in refpect of religion and fcience ; for the heavenly matter, pla- 
nets, ftars and afpects therein, fhall mew what and how the man mall 
prove, whether wife or foolifh, devout or fchifmatical, and what ftudy or 
occupation he fhall be inclined to follow. Thefe furnifh matter for grace 
to work upon; Jbut, as for grace itfelf, nature can have no power over it ; 
grace may rule nature, but nature cannot fway grace. 

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OF ASTROLOGY. 153 

The fecond angular point of ihe houfes of heaven, is called the mi I- 
fieuven, \\hich is that point \\hich culminates, being the very top or 
Kigheft point of the heavenly fr.ime. Ami whatever part of the heavens 
happens to l>e culminating in this point at the birth of any perfon or 
thing, that takes charge of, a:ni carries along with it ever after, the pre- 
,.enf, honour, profcilion, fituation, and authority, of the native ; a:i 1 
as the ualurc of the planets, ftars, afpc&s, and heavenly matter, luppens 
to be, that are fituated in this point, or in the degrees pertaining to it. 
ib lhall the native prove in his life-time, in point, of dignity, advanceme.u, 
and reputation, in this world, whether high or low, fortunate or unfortu- 
nate, tavouicd or difgraccd. The attendants upon, and upholders of, 
man's honour and dignity, as the Scriptures and every day's experience 
perpetually (hew us, are wealth and fervants. The firft of thcfe is at- 
tached to the mid-heaven in a luccedent houfe, called the fccond houfe of 
heaven ; and the other in a cadent houfe, called the fixth houfe of heaven ; 
and thefe two are fituated in an harmonious trine with the angular point of 
the mid-heaven. And now well obferve what the planets, liars, afpects, 
and heavenly matter, are in either of thefe houfes at the time of birth, 
and luch lhall the native's fortune prove in point of riches and lubordU, 
nate dependants ; in the firft of thefe houfes tor wealth, ;iiid in the other 
for icrvants or dependants. 

The third angle of the figure of heaven is the fcvcnth houfe, or point 
of the heavens and degrees contingent, which are always dcjccndi'ig, or 
fetting out of our horizon, and finking under the earth; and this point 
is directly oppofite to the eaftern angle or afcendant. Now as the nilng 
heaven or afcendant is the beginning and conduit, of life, fo this fet- 
ting heaven, level with the afcendant, is the bringing all mundane 
affairs level with life, i'uch as our entrance into the. ftate of marriage ; 
our contracts and enterprifes in bufincfs, war, and travel ; and our con- 
nections and fuccefs therein, whether with friends, ftraiv^ers, or enemies ; 
and thefe whether honeft men, parafites, or thieves. And the heavenly 
matter, planets, ftars, andafpects, fituated in this angle at a nativity, appa- 
rently ihew how a man Hiall fare in refpeci to .wives, more or leis, any or 
none, good or bad; and in matters of bufinefs or adventure, how fortu- 
nate or unfortunate he may be likely to prove ; and with enemies or 
thieves, how far he is likely to be injured by them. NecdTary upholders 
of marriage, fupporters in trade and travel, and defenders againft thic 
plunderers, and enemies, are friends, relations, and neighbours. And 
thefe, in a trine to the feventh houfe, are brought forth, the firft out of 
the eleventh houfe of heaven, a fuccedent houfe, and the other oir of the 
third houfe of heaven, a cadent houfe. This eleventh houfe, by the pla- 

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154 AN ILLUSTRATION 

nets, Oars, nfpects, and heavenly matter, therein, point out the ftate of a 
man's friends and hopes in this life ; and the third houfe defcribes, by the 
fame means, how happy 01 unhappy a man lhall prove in his relations, 
connections, and neighbours. 

The laft angle of heaven is the fourth houfe, called the bottom of 
heaven, and rc.prefents that point which in our conception feems to hang 
at the very bottom of the round ball of the ccleltial world, being diame- 
trically oppofite to the exterior, or mid-heaven. And as that (hews what 
a man in the courfe of rature fhall rife to in the world; this, on the con- 
trary, declares what and when fhall be his fall, decay, and death. This 
houle has therefore fignification of the end of every worldly concern, 
and, amongffc other ends, of the grave, which is the end of all men liv- 
ing, however dignified or great. And the planets, ftars, and afpects, po- 
ll ted in this houfe at the time of birth, never fail to (hew what kind of 
end the native is likely to find; for, as the twelve figns have each their par- 
ticular and vifible effects upon and over every part of man's body, and as 
the planets and their afpects mew in what fign the native lhall be impe- 
dited, that is, in what part of the body the root of his natural infirmity 
fhall be placed; and what accidents lhall befa4 him during his life; fo is 
it an eafy procefsto point out the manner of his death, and whether natural, 
honourable, or ignominious. The upholders of this angle are the houfes 
of tribulation and death : the one a fuccedent houfe, called the eighth 
houfe, or houfe of death ; and the other a cadent houfe, called the twelfth 
houfe. And now let it be carefully obferved what planets, ftars, afpects, 
and heavenly matter, occupy thefe houfes at the time of nativity, and they 
fhall point out, in the twelfth houfe, all the principal misfortunes, afflic- 
tions, and tribulations, of the native's life, and in the eighth houfe the 
time^aad-tnanner of his death. 

Independent of the faculties hitherto fpecified, each of thefe houfes of 
heaven has other fignifications and effects, which they demonftrate in 
various other ways. For inftance, the afcendant reprefents the native 
coming into the world, and the fourth houfe at the fame time repre- 
fents the parents of the native going out ; for one generation goes off, and 
another always comes in* according to the courfe of nature. Of thefe 
parents, the father is more efpecially fignified by the fourth houfe; and 
then fecondarily, but not fo forcibly, the mother of the native is fig- 
nified by the tenth houfe, and the grandfather by the feventh ; and uncles, 
aunts, and relations, on the father's fide, by thefixth; and uncles, aunts, 

* See Ecclfcf. i. 4, 

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O F A S T R O LO G Y. 155 

and relations, on the mother's fide, by the twelfth. Hence alfo it comes 
to pals, that by the fourth houfc are fignified houfes and lands, and all dc- 
.grtcs of patrimony left by the father ; and by the eighth houfe are (hewn 
all go ' legacies ji-tt by will of the deceased. The fecond and fixth 

hoiiles in bait- trine to the houfe of the grave, and in oppolition to tlc 
eighth and twelfth, have a iecondary fignirication of licknefs and death. 

Such are the qualities and operations of the twelve houfes of heaven, 
in the common courfe of nature ; but thefe qualities arc fomefmes ma- 
terially altered, and changed for the better or worfc, by means either of 
the moon, or Tome other of the celeftial motions or affections. It is cer- 
tain that the moon circle th the earth once in every twenty-eight days; but 
in this perambulation (he neither keeps the fun's pathway in the ecliptic, 
nor continues her courfe confrantly on the lame fide of it; but once in 
every fourteen clays fhe erodes the ecliptic, alternately to her north and 
fouth declination ; and it is found by long and correct obfervation, that 
the point in the heavens where (lie erodes this line, is very flrongly af- 
fected by her motion. The moon is the great body of life and growth ; 
and when fhe paiTes the ecliptic to the north, which brings her nearer 
into this northern world, (he then gives an extraordinary degree of fruit- 
fulnefs, which wonderfully ftrengthcns with its influence whatfoever 
happens within the line of its jurifdiction. And this point, wherever it 
falls, is called the moon's north node, but is diftinguiihed in aftrological 
works by the name of the Dragon's Head, as already explained in page 
1 1 8. If this point happens to afcend in a nativity, it ftrengthens life with 
a robuft and lively constitution. If it falls in the mid-heaven, it promifes 
great honour and preferment; if in the eleventh houfe, profperity and 
riches. If Jupiter or Venus happen to be in thefe degrees, it makes them 
much ftronger and more efficacious in their benevolent operations; but, if 
'Saturn or Mars be pofited there, it gives them, on the contrary, a dronger 
inclination to prove mifchievous and unfortunate. When the moon in- 
terfecls the ecliptic line to her fouthern declination, (lie leaves that point 
of the heavens where me erodes it, which is termed the Dragon's Tail, 
as barren to all intents and purpofes as the other was fruitful. . Hence 
this point afcending at a nativity, blemifhes life, and leaves a frain upon 
it; impairs honour and advancement in the mid-heaven, and waftes riches 
and brings adverfity in the eleventh houfe ; and it weakens as well the 
benevolent aufpices of Jupiter and Venus, as the evil inclinations of Sa- 
turn and Mars. How thefe circumftances operate beyond the equinoc- 
tial, experience is yet filent ; but it feems reafonable to fuppofe that the 
Dragon's Tail is there the fruitful point, and the Head the barren point, 
fince, when the moon is going off from us, her influences mud be coming 
on with them. 

Next 



i s 6 AN ILLUSTRATION 

Next to the nodes, the Part of Fortune has its operations upon thefe 
twelve celeftial houfes. The point \vhich we term the Part of Fortune, 
is the diflance of the moon's place from the fun's, added to the degrees 
of the afcendant ; and the nature of it is, as conftant obfcrvation alcer- 
tains, that if this point falls among fortunate fhrs, or in a fortunate part 
of the heavens, then it promifes great fuccefs in health cr wealth, honour 
or offspring, or any other fpecies of proiperity, according as it is feated 
either in thefirft, eleventh, or fifth, houies. or in any others. "I he reafon 
of this appears to be, that the Sun, Moon, and Aicendant, he in? the prime 
conduits through which the flream of life flows, this feat of the Tart of 
Fortune is the harmony of all three concentering and uniting in ths lame 
ads of benevolence. 

Now befides thefe, there are yet other qualities accidentally afFecled, 
which concern either particular perfons or times. Thus the places of 
Saturn, or Mars, or the Tail of the Dragon, in the vernal figure, are un- 
fortunate in the higheft degree, for the whole of that year; or, if the) 
happen in any of the quarter figures, they portend affliction and misfor- 
tune for that quarter. But the places of Jupiter and Venus in a vernal 
figure are as fortunate as the others are unfortunate for the fame time. 
The places of an eclipfe of the Sun or Moon, and of the comets, arc alfo 
fortunate or unfortunate, as their fituation may be, or as perfons, coun- 
tries, orftates, may be concerned in them. The place of Satuin or Mars 
in a man's nativity, proves unfortunate to him all the days of his life ; and 
the place of either of them in a revolutional figure is equally bad for that 
year. But the place of Jupiter or Venus in a nativity, or in a revolutional 
figure, is always fortunate, either for a man's life-time, or for the year, 
as the other is unfortunate. Alfo the places of the twelfth houfe, or eighth, 
or fixth, as they were in the native's fcheme, have always bad lignifications 
unto a man, whenfoevcr they come up upon any of his concerns. And 
the places of the tenth houfc, of the eleventh, of ths afcendant, and 
of the fecond houfe, generally promife as much good as the other houfes 
do evil upon all the common occafions of life. 



Thus far we have feen the operations of the twelve houfes of heaven, 
as they appertain to the time and circumftances of a nativity. We mall 
now explain their properties in that fyftem of nature, upon which the 
doctrine of horary queftions is grounded. And fuch has been the induf- 
try and indefatigable labour of our forefathers, in bringing this fcience to 
maturity, and in difcovering and diftinguithing the particular fignifications 
and effects of all pofitions of the planets in thefe twelve houies of heaven, 
that whoever takes the pains to inform himfeif fufficiently of them, will 

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O F A S T R O L O G Y. 157 

not be in want of competent grounds whereon to judge, or give rational 
anfwers to every interrogation or queftion on the common occurrences of 
life, or any contingent accidents or undertakings, with the confequences 
and fuccefs of them. 

The firft houfe hears fignification of the life of man, and of the fta- 
ture, colour, complexion form, and fhape, of him who propounds a quef- 
tion ; and, as all the viciflitudes of nature depend upon the periods of 
man's life, fo all queftions are refolved by thj$ houfe, thnt relate to fick- 
nefs, health, or long life; and alfo all accidents by which life may be en- 
dangered or impaired ; what part of one's days will be the moft happy 
and profperous ; whether any abfent friend or relation be living cr dead ; 
or whether any journey, voyage, or fhip at fea, will be attended with fuc- 
cefs and fafety, or whether meet with any accident fatal to life, or de- 
ftructive to the fhip. In flrort, all queftions, relating to circumftances 
that affect life, are to be anfwered from the firft houfe. In ftate-aftrology, 
and in eclipfes great conjunctions, appearances of comets, and other lu- 
minous and extraordinary phenomena in the heavens ; and upon the Sun's 
annual ingrefs into the equinoctial fign Aries, the firft houfe bears figni- 
fication of the community at large, or of that ftafe, empire, or kingdom, 
where the figure is erected. Of colours, the firft houfe gives a white ; 
from which it is to be underftood, that, if a planet be pofited in this houfe 
that governs a light colour, and a queftion be propounded from any party 
relative to a perfon, matter, or thing, where colours are concerned, and 
this planet be the fignificator thereof, then the perfon's complexion and 
drefs, or, if cattle, then their colour, fhall be of a white, pale, or lightifh, 
kind; and, though this may appear ridiculous and infignificant to theun- 
derflanding of fome readers, yet the fact ftands unfhaken in practice. Now, 
as every one of the twelve houfes of heaven have their lignificators, fo 
have they alfo their conjignijicators^ which have frequent operation, and 
therefore ought to be confidered. A confignificator is a planet either 
fallen into conjunction, or joined in afpect, with the principal fignificator; 
in which cafes, the planet either aflifts or oppofes in the matter under con- 
fideration; if it be joined with a benevolent planet, it imports good; 
but, if it happens to the contrary, it either denotes deftruction to the fub- 
ject of enquiry, or great difturbance in the effecting of it. The config- 
nificators of this houfe are Saturn and Aries; and, if Saturn is moderately 
well dignified in this houfe, and in any benevolent afpect with Jupiter, 
Venus, or the Sun or Moon, it promifes a good fober conftitution of 
body, and generally gives long life. If Mercury is lord of this houfe, and 
well dignified, the perfon lhall be a powerful and good fpeaker. 

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ANILLUSTRATION 

From the fecond houfe we form judgement upon all queftions relating 
to wealth or poverty, profperity or adverfity, and lofs or gain in any un- 
dertaking that may be propounded by the querent > and alfo concerning 
moveablc goods, money lent or employed in fpeculation. In fuits of 
law or equity, it fhews a man's friends or ailiftants ; in private duels, it 
defcribes the querent's fecond ; in eclipfes, it fhews the growing profpe- 
rity or adveriity of a ftate or people ; and at the Sun's entrance into Aries, 
it expreffes the ftrength of the empire where the figure is erected, in its 
internal refources, in its allies, and in all other requifites of war r or felf- 
defence. It gives a green colour, of which a fimilar ufe is to be made 
as is defcribed in the firft houfe ; and the fame obfervation will hold 
good in all other houfes, in any queftions that relate to colours. The 
confignificators to the fecond houfe are Jupiter and Taurus, for, if Jupiter 
be placed in this houfe, or is lord thereof in full dignity, it implies the 
acquifition of an eftate or fortune; but the Sun and Mars never promife 
good in this houfe ; either of them indicate difperfion of fubftance, ac- 
cording to the capacity and quality of him who propofes the queftion. 

The third houfe having fignification of brethren, fitters, kindred, and 
neighbours ; and of all inland journeys, and of removing one's manu- 
facture or bufinefs from one place to another ; fo all queftions that are 
founded upon any fubjeds relative thereto are anfwered from the pla- 
nets fituated in this houfe. Its confignificators are Mars and Gemini ; 
which is one reafon why Mars, unlefs joined with Saturn, is not found 
fo generally unbenevolent in this houfe as in the others. If the Moon 
be pofited here, it is always an argument to the queritt of much reft- 
leflhefs, travelling, and change of fituation. This is a fuecedent houfe 
and gives a yellow, red, or forrel, colour. 

From the fourth houfe, we refolve all queftions in any way relating to 
or concerning the father of the querift. Alfo all enquiries relating to 
lands, houfes, or eftates ; or to towns, cities, catties, or entrenchments, 
befieged ; of treafures hidden in the ground, and all other queftions re- 
lating to the earth, are anfwered out of this houfe, which is called the 
imum ctsli, or angle of the earth. Its confignificators are the Sun and 
Cancer; and therefore if the Sun be pofited in this houfe, it denotes the 
father of the' querift to be of a generous and noble difpofition. It go- 
verns the red colour. 

By the fifth houfe we form all our predictions relative to children, and 
to women in the ttate of pregnancy ; alfo all queftions concerning the 
prefent health of abfent fons or daughters, or the future health of thofe 
at home. Enquiries relating to the real and perfonal effects of one's fa- 
ther, 



O F A S T R O L O G Y. 

fhfr, or concerning the fucccfs of meflcngers, ambafladors, 6r plenipo- 
tentiaries; or respecting the ammunition or internal ftrcngfh of a place 
befitted, arc all anfwcrcd from this houfe. Its con fignifica tors are Ve- 
nus and I 1 therefore unfortunate when occupied cither by Saturn 
or Mars, both of which indicate bafe and untoward children fo the en- 
quirer. It indicates a mixed black and white, or fanguine, colour. 

The fixth houfe refolves all queftions that in any refpect appertain to 
fervants or cattle. Alfo enquiries concerning the flate of a fick pcr- 
fon, whether curable or not; the nature of the difeafe, and whether of 
fhort or long duration ; particulars relating to uncles and aunrs, and all 
kindred on the father's fide ; alfo concerning one's tenants, Rewards, 
or the like: are refolved by the difpofition of the flars and planets Situ- 
ated in this houfe. Its confignificators are Mercury and Virgo ; and, 
when Mars and Jupiter are found in conjunction here, it is a ftronger ar- 
gument of a good phyfician, whenever it comes up upon a queftion pro- 
pounded in behalf of a patient who is vifited by a gentleman of the fa- 
culty. This houfe, having no afpect with the aicendant, is always 
deemed unfortunate. It gives a black or dark colour. 

By the feventh houfe, we are enabled to refolve all queftions on love 
affairs, and marriage, and to defcribe the perfon of either the man or the 
woman thnt the querifr will be joined with in marriage. It likewife 
anfwers all enquiries of the defendant in law-fuits and litigations ; or 
concerning our public enemies in time of war. In thefts, it enables us to 
defcribe the perfon of the robber, by his fhape, ftature, complexion, 
and condition of life. In an annual ingrefs, it ufually indicates whether 
peace or war may be expected; and, prior to an engagement, betokens 
which fide mall prove victorious ; it difcovers fugitives, out-lawed men, 
and offenders efcaped from jufhce. The confignificators to this houfe 
are the Moon and Libra ; and, when Saturn or Mars is found herein, it 
is deemed an unfavourable omen, productive of great forrow and wretch- 
ednefs to the querift in any matrimonial engagement. It gives a dark 
blue, black, or brown, colour. 

From the eighth houfe we folve all queftions concerning death, its 
time, quality, nature ; with all matters relaring to legacies, wills, and 
laft teftaments ; or who fhall inherit the fortune and eftates of the de- 
ceafed. Enquiries on the dowry or portion of maids or widows ; in du- 
els, concerning the adverfary's fecond ; in law-fuits, relative to the de- 
fendant's fuccefs and friends ; and queftions on public or private enemies, 
or concerning the fubftance and fecurity of thofe we connect ourfelves 
with in bufinefs ; are all anfwered by the fituation of the planets in this 

houfe. 



160 AN ILLUSTRATION 

houfe. Its confignificators are Saturn and Scorpio; and its colours arc 
green and black. 

Bv the ninth houfe we are enabled to anfvver all queftions on the fafe- 
ty and fuccefs of voyages and travels into foreign countries ; alfo, enqui- 
ries of the clergy concerning church preferments, benefices, advowfons,, 
and the like, and all queflions relative to kindred and relations on the 
wife's fide ; and the fame on the huiband's fide, if the wife be the querift; 
and all matters relating to the arts and fciences are likevvife refolved 
from this houfe. Jupiter and Sagittarius are its confignificators ; for, if 
Jupiter be pofited herein, it naturally indicates a man of religious and 
exemplary manners, and of rnodeft carriage and behaviour ; but if Sa- 
turn, Mars, or the Dragon's Tail, are found herein, it indicates a perfon 
of atheiftical and irreligious principles; inftances of which, from the na- 
tivities of many unhappy men of this caft, are almoft innumerable. The 
colours betokened by this houfe, are green and white. 

- The tenth houfe, being the medium cceli, or moft elevated part of the 
whole heavens, refolves all queftions concerning kings, princes, dukes, 
earls, marquilTes, and all noblemen, judges, principal officers of ftate, 
commanders in chief, all orders of magiftrates, and other perfons in 
power and authority. Enquiries after preferment, honours, dignity, of- 
fices, places, penfions, or finecures ; or concerning the {rate of king- 
doms, empires, provinces, commonwealths, counties, cities, or focie- 
tiesofmen, are all refolved from the mid-heaven. The confignificators 
of this houfe are Capricorn and Mars ; and, whenever Jupiter or the 
Sun be pofited herein, it gives the ftrongeft prefumptions of fuccefs in 
whatever purfuits the queriftmay be in engaged in. But, if Saturn or the 
Dragon's Tail afflict the fignificators in this houfe, it denies honour, 
fuccefs, or preferment, to perfons of quality or eminence ; and to com- 
mon people it denotes vexation and difappointment in the common 
functions of their occupation or employment. Its colours are the red and 
white. 

By the eleventh houfe we anfwer all enquiries concerning friends and 
friendfhip, hope, truft, expectance, or defire ; alfo whatever relates to 
the fidelity or perfidioufnefs of friends ; or to the counfellors, advifers, 
aflbciates, favourites, flatterers, or fervants, of kings, princes, or men in 
power. The confignificators of this houfe, are the Sun and Aquaries j 
and its colour is either faffron or deep yellow. 

The twelfth houfe, being the houfe of tribulation, refolves all queftions 
of forrow, affliction, anxiety of mind, trouble, diftrefs, impriibnment, 

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O F A S T R O I. O G Y. 161 

prrlccution, malice, fccret enemies, filicide, treafon, confpiracv, aflaf- 
.IKMI, and every thing .appertaining to the misfortunes and afflictions 

of mankind. Its confignificators are Venus and i'iiccs ; and Saturn grearly 
th in this houfe, being the parent of malevolence and malignity. The 

colour it gives is <;iccn. r 

From the foregoing circumftnntial furvey of the twelve houfes of hea- 
ven, I trull the readier will he enabled to form fuch an idea of the nature 
ot predicting hy the horofcope, as will enable him not only to proceed to 

cc the ftars and planets therein with corredlnefs and precilion, hut alfo 
to form an accurate and dillinct judgement of their power and influence, 
under whatever ulpects or portions he may occafionally find th . m ; for, 
until he can accompliih this, it will be in vain for him to attempt any 
examples in the doctrine of horary queftions or nativities, which will be 
the next object of our plan, after explaining the tables for rinding the 
places- of the planets every hour and minute of the day, and directing the 
reader how to place them in the horofcope. But I cannot difmifs this 
fubject, without giving. rny readers the definition of the twdve houfes of 
heaven, from the" works of that learned and much-efteemed philofopher 
and aftrologi m, Morinus ; and in doing this, I fhall adhere as much to 
the ipirit and letter of the author, as the nature of a tranilation will admit. 

" It is a fact," fays- this excellent author, " which preponderates in the. 
balance of reafon, and highly claims our fober confideration, that the life 
of man is refolvable into four diftindl periods or ages; namely, infancy, 
youth, maturity, arid old age; though it may be fa id with ftrict truth, 
that fcarcely half the huroan race attain to the conclufion of only their third 
period. In the construction of man, therefore, we ditcover four affections, 
into which all other things appear to be reducible, as it were, to their firft 
beginning; namely, life, action, marriage and padion. Thefe agree 
With the rife, perfection, declination, and termination, of all things, and 
comprife the whole effects and operations of nature. For man is truly 
faid to rife into the world, the moment he receives refpiration and life ; to 
be in perfection, when he attains to manhood and maturity, and to the 
propagation of his fpecies ; to decline, when he begins to lofe the innate 
radical principle of heat and moifture ; and to fuftain the kft pailion of 
life, when he ceafes 10 breathe, and (ilently finks into the grave. The 
life, adtion, marriage, and paflions, of men, are therefore governed by 
the fame celeitial principle, which regulates the birth, perfection, decli- 
nation, and diflblution,, of all other things. Wherefore life, in the fyf- 
tem -of -nature,, is regulated by the ealt angle of the heavens, called the 
afcendant ; action, hy the font h angle, or mid-heaven ; marriage, by the 
weft angle ; and pafiion, by the north angle of the heavenly frame. And 

No. 8. P p hence 



i6a AN ILLUSTRATION 

hencs arife four triplicities of the fame genus or generical nature, and 
twelve houfes, as heretofore described. The n'rft triplicity is of the eaft- 
ern angle, or afcendant, attributed to infancy, and called the triplicity 
of life, and includes the firft, ninth, and fifth, houfes, which behold 
each other in a partile trine in the equator, where this rational divifion of 
the twelve houfcs is made. 

" Man either does or ought to live in -a three-fold refped:, in himfelf, 
in God, and in his poflerity ; for the great ends for which he was created, 
are to worship and glorify his Maker, and to propagate his fpecies. The life 
of man in himfelf, is therefore the firft and prime object in the order of 
nature ; for without this all other parts of the creation would be vain, 
being made for mans ufe and benefit. For this caufe, the life of man ap- 
pertains to th~ firft a: id principal houfe in the division of the heavens. 
But man's life in God, con/ifting in his image of the Divinity, in the ra- 
tionality of his foul, and in the purity of his morals, claims, for this 
reafon, the ninth- houfe, according to the motion of the equator, which 
is the houfe of piety and religion. And as man's life is continued in his 
posterity, according to one and the fame unchangeable law prefidmg over 
all nature, fo the houfe of infancy an J children, which is the fitth houfe, 
is appropriated f r this purpofe. And, thefe three concerns being confef- 
fedly the grand object of man's life, the three houfes of heaven, under 

hich they are refpedively nouriihed and foftered, form a trine with 
other, in ,a chain of mutual harmony and concord. 




The fecond triplicity confifts of the angle of the mid-heaven with 
the (ixth and fecond houfes. This triplicity wholly appertains to the 
fecond Itage of man's life, namely, that of vigour and action j an 1 there- 
fore comprehends all worldly attainments, with the advantages flowing 
from them; for every thing that worketh phyfically worketh for fome 
phyfical good ; and, as the motion of the equator is from the eaft angle to 
the mid-heaven, fo is the progrefs made in all our earthly acquilitions. 
The higheil degree of man's elevation in this world, is to that of majefty, 
power, honour, dignity, preferment, or magiMracy, or to any of thofe 
fituations by which he acquires fuperiority and affluence. Thefe confid- 
ing of immaterial matter, and forming the firfr. order of earthly dignity, 
claim the ang lar houfe of k this triplicity, or the mid-heaven. The 
iecond degree of worldly honour, is conceived to arife from fubjecls, 
fervants, tenants, vaflals, and domeftics 5 and, thefe being formed of 
matter material and animated, are placed under the fixth houfe. The 
third advancement to earthly grandeur, is by matter material and inani- 
mate, fuch as gold, jewels, and other valuable effects, accumulated by 
induftry and fweat of the brow; which being under the fecond houfe, 

thefe 



O F A S T R O L O G Y. 

thefe three houfrs arc ulfo joined by fympathy in a partile trine, applying 
to each other in concord and unanimity. 

4< The third triplicity comprehends worldly connections, whether hy 
marriage, or conlanguinity, or friendfhip, and thcfe holding on in th-j or- 
der of nature, even as the progrefs is made from the mid-heaven to the 
weftern angle, apply to the progreflive tendency of youth to manhood 
and maturity. In this ftage of life, man is joined in a three-fold tic or 
obligation; in body, in blood, and in friendlhip. Firft, he is joined 
in body, by the moft i acred of all earthly ties, matrimony ; fantiion- 
cd under the leal of God's primary command, " increafc and multiply " 
Secondly, he is joined in confanguinity, not only by the propagation of 
his like, but by all orders of his kindred in blood. Thirdly, he is join- 
ed in friendfhip under that facred bond of benevolence and love, which 
the Almighty commands every man to exercife towards his neighbour. 
This is the very cement of fociety, and medicine of life, performing thofc 
good offices in civil life, which the tree of life promifed in our more per- 
fect ftate ; and thefe are the fentiments of friendfhip, which alone 
give a true relifh to every enjoyment of this world. The moft important 
of thefe obligations, being marriage, is for that reafon placed tinder tanc- 
tion of the angular or fuperior houfe; the fecond tie, being that of blood, 
claims the government of the third houfe ; and the eleventh houfe, which 
perfects this triplicity, is facred to friendfhip. Thefe three houfes, froai 
an union of nature, behold each other in a partile trine, according to the 
motion of the equator. 

cc The fourth and laft triplicity is that of paffion, which comprehends 
the three clafles of human affliction. The firft or angular houfe, of this 
triplicity, in alluiion to its petition in the lower horizon, is termed the 
dark angle, the depth of night, and bottom of heaven ; the den and cave 
of the ftars and planets. To this houfe is committed the firft order of our 
woes, agreeable to the courfe of nature. Thefe are, infupportable mif- 
fortunes, and vifible decline of life ; the firft confequences of original 
fin, by which man is devoted to corruption and decay, and to all the in- 
firmities of nature. The fecond order of human afflictions, is tribulation, 
forrow, and difeafc ; anfing either from the treachery and periecution of 
enemies, from the chains of fervitude and bondage, or from poverty and 
want. Thefe with a long train of confequent miferies, are appropriated 
to the twelfth houfe. The laft fhock that can be fuftained by human 
nature, is dearh, the final end of all men. This is under government of 
the eighth houfe, termed on this account the houfe of death. And 
thefe houfes likewife, from the conformity of their nature and qualities, 
conftitute a partile trine in the equator. 

3 Thus 



164 AN ILLUSTRATION 

" Thus the termination of this temporal life is the beginning of 
life eternal. For nature knows no annihilation. All the woiks of Om- 
nipotence are refolvable or changeable from one ftate to another; but God, 
having created nothing in vain, lufters nothing to be annulled. Where- 
fore, according to the fecond motion of the planets, which is from wed.- 
fo eaft, an entrance is made out of the eighth into the ninth hoiife, 
which is the houfe of life in God, wherein man is taught, by the reve- 
lation of the SUPREME WILL, that he fhall pals, by the fecond mo- 
tion of the foul, which is attributed to the mind or reafon, as the firft 
or wrapt foul or fenfitive appetite is to the body, from this life of 
anxiety and peril, to an eternal life of peace and reft. And therefore, 
whatever is firft in dignity in the order of nature, poiTeffes the firft and 
more noble houies in thefe triplicities, in regular fubordination, accord- 
ing to the motion of the ecliptic and planets. 

** And now, WHAT MAN is HE, who confiding in the Strength of his 
own wifdom, will dare to meafure the works of his CREATOR by the 
ftanclard of his own comprebenfion ? or will venture to affirm, that thefe 
operations and divifions of the twelve celefh'al houies, conjoined with- 
fuch wonderful harmony, contrivance, and concord, are the effects of 
chance or accident ? or that will fay, fuch admirable confents, fo excel- 
lently formed, and mutually dependant on each other, are cafually found, 
in, things ib complicated and abftrufe ? If he obftinalely perfifts that 
thefe. are altogether fictitious, let him point out the thing wanting to com- 
plete the evidence in fupport of the natural foundation and excellency of. 
them. But he can do neither ; and therefore, as this divifion of the 
heavens ia founded in r?afon,. and' obvioufly contrived by fupernatu/al 
wifdom and preference , it comprehends- genethliacally all things that in 
the courfe of nature can poffibly be. enquired of or concerning the works 
of man. For as much as the knowledge of contrarieties is univerially 
the fame, fo an affirmative, or a negative, may be fought out, and found 
to be comprifed in the twelve houfcs of the zodiac, anfwering to thefe. 
divisions." 



DIRECTIONS 



OF ASTROLOGY. 171 

DIRECTIONS for crcQing the FIGURE of HEAVEN, and placing 
the PLANETS in the HOROSCOPE. 

WITHOUT being expert at finding the true places of the planets 
and flars, at any hour or minute required, either by day or night, 
and without knowing how to difpofe them in the horofcope, fo as to 
represent their exact lituations in the heavens, nothing can poflibly be 
known or predicted by Aftrology. This acquifition, therefore, is the 
next ftep to be attained ; and, though it may at firft appear a tafk of fome 
difficulty and labour, yet, by the help of a common Ephemeris, which 
is published annually, and the following tables, which are calculated and 
fubjoined for this purpofe, the reader may in a few hours become perfect 
mailer of this very eflential part of the fcience. 

The Ephemeris, of which Mr. White's is the beft, is calculated to 
{hew the exact places of the Sun, Moon, and planets, every day at twelve 
o'clock j confequently, by referring to it, a figure may be accurately fee 
to that exact time. But it may feldorn or never happen, that a figure 
is wanted preciiely at that hour, and therefore it is neceflary the young 
practitioner mould know how to rectify the daily motions of the planets, 
by the number of degrees they move every twenty-four hours, fo as to 
erect the figure, and introduce the true places of the figns and planets, 
whenever required. This, by referring to the Ephemeris for the ilations 
of the planets at noon, may be done extremely eafy, by the common 
procefs of figures 5 but, that every reader may be enabled to do it 
without trouble, I have fubjoined an eafy table, whereby the planetary 
motions are reduced to hours and minutes, and may be found for either 
day or night. 

It is likewife of importance to know the planetary hours, that is, the 
hour in which every planet has its particular rule; for hereby we arc 
enabled to determine various points, and to draw many ufeful conclu- 
fions, either in our judgment on nativities, or horary queftions. In 
gathering herbs for medicinal purpofes, the planetary hour is certainly 
of conlequence, however modern refinement might have exploded 
the idea. In nature the mod fimple remedies are frequently found to 
produce the moft falutary effects ; and in earlier times, when the art of 
phyiic was lefs obfcured, and practiied more from motives of benevo- 
lence, the world was lefs affli&ed with dileafe, and the period of human 
life lefs contra6ted. The Supreme Being, in his abundant mercies to 
mankind, has furniihed ample remedies in the laboratory of nature, were 
nature but adhered to, for the removal of every curable diforder incident 

No. 9. Q^q to 



172 



AN ILLUSTRATION 



to the human frame; for, notwithftanding all the parade of compound 
medicines, the art of phyfic does not confift fo much in preparing the 
remedy, as in knowing how to apply it. Hence it happens, that old 
women, without education or experience, by the help of a fimple herb, 
gathered in the planetary hour, in which hour it imbibes its greateft degree 
of ftrength and fpecific virtue, will fometimes perform very extraordinary 
cures, in cafes where gentlemen of the faculty are abiolutely at a lofs 
how to treat them*. The planetary hours always begin at fun-riling,, 
and each planet governs in rotation, according to the following table : 

A TABLE of PLANETARY HOURS for every DAY in the Week, 

beginning at SUN-RISING. 



ISunda) 
Pla. H 


Monday 
Pla. H. 


Fuel day 
Pla. H. 


Wednef. 
Pla. H. 


Thurld. 
Pla. H. 


Friday 
Pla. H. 


Saturday 
Pla. H. 


I 


D 1 


* i 


$ l 


^ 1 


? i 


* I 


? 2 


T? 2 


2 


D 2 


<? 2 


2 


^ 2 


* 3 


* 3 


2 3 


* 3 


o 3 


3 


* 3 


D 4 


* 4 


* 4 


v 4 


* 4 


b 4 


o 4 


* 5 


5 


5 5 


* 5 


* 5 


V 5 


? 5 


u 6 


? 6 


6 6 


o 6 


D 6 


9 6 


5 6 


* 7 


* 7 


v 7 


? 7 


* 7 


o 7 


D 7 


o 8 


8 


* 8 


S 8 


V 8 


? 8 


* 8 


? 9 


* 9 


o 9 


]> 9 


* 9 


5 9 


it 9 


$ 10 


it 10 


? 10 


J? 10 


O IO 


D 10 


9 I0 


D 11 


<? ii 


5 H 


V 11 


? 11 


b 11 


o ii 


T? 12 


O 12 


D 12 


<? 12 


$ 12 


i; 12 


? 12 


V 13 


? 13 


* 13 


13 


5 13 


* 13 


3 *3 


$ 14 


3 H 


^ 14 


? 14 


? 14 


o 14 


D 14 


o 15 


15 


* ^5 


^ 15 


It I 5 


? 15 


% J 5 


? 16 


T? l6 


o 16 


]) l6 


<? 16 


S 16 


It j6 


5 17 


It 17. 


? 17 


1? I/ 


o 17 


D 17 


* J 7 


D 18 


* 18 


tf 18 


V l8 


? 18 


% 18 


l8 


J? 19 


o 19 


D 19 


$ 19 


2 19 


^ 19 


? 19 


if: 20 


? 20 


1? 20 


O 20 


5 20 


* 20 


5 20 


$ 21 


2 21 


U 21 


? 21 


1? 21 


21 


D 21 


O 22 


D 22 


<? 22 


2 22 


It 22 


? 22 


* 22 


? 23 


* 23 


o 23 


D 23 


* 23 


3 23 


it 2 3 


3 24 


It 24 


? 24 


ft 24 


o 24 


5 24 


* 2 4 



To 



* Although the author cannot too feverely cenfure the ambiguous garb in which the modern 
practice of phyfic is attired, yet he wifhes not to hurt the feelings of thofe good men, whofc lives 
have been devoted to the ftudy of medicine, and who moved, like the good Samaritan, with bowels 

of 



OF ASTROLOGY. 173 

To underftand the preceding table, the reader muft recolleft thr.t 
have already afTigned to each planet his refpeftivc rule over every day in 
the week ; for inftancc, the Sun governs Sunday, the Moon Monday, 
Mars Tuefday, Mercury Wednefday, Jupiter Thurfday, Venus Friday, 
and Saturn Saturday. Each planet begins his rule thj moment the Sun 
appears above the horizon ; and continues for one planetary hour ; at the 
expiration of which the next planet in order commences his rule, and con- 
tinues the fame portion of time, and then the third planet in order 
. ;nd fo on through the whole week. So that, if I want to know 
what planet rules in any particular hour of the day or night, I t.:ke the 
planet which begins rule that day, and reckon in order till I find it. Tor 

mple, on Sunday the Sun rules the firft hour, Venus the fecond, 
Mercury the third, the Moon the fourth, Saturn the fifth, Jupiter the 
fixth, Mars the feventh, the Sun the eighth, Venus the ninth, and fo 
on through the whole day and fucceeding night, till the Sun rifes again; 
by which mode of reckoning it will be uniformly found, th it each 
planet will begin its government at Sun-rifing, according to ths order 
above defcribed, to the end of the world. This alfo evidently appears 
by the table; for if we begin with the firft column, and reckon down 
the whole twenty-four hours, we find the Moon begins her government 
at the top of the fecond column on Monday morning, when the Sun 
rifes. If we reckon down the fecond column in the fame order, we find 
Mars begins his rule at the top of the third column, on TuefJay 
morning. So the planets will be found to obferve the fame regular 
order throughout all the other columns, which take in the hours of 
every day and, night throughout the week; and for the enfuing week 
the table begins again in the fame order, and will fo continue, without 
alteration or error, to the end of time. By referring to the figures,, 
which reprefent the refpeclive hour of every day and night throughout 

of companion, adminifter balm to the bleeding iflues of their afflicted brethren. The many 
invaluable difcoveries lately added to the Pharmacopoeia, both from the vegetable anJ miner;:! 
worlds, are ftrong arguments of the neceffity of regular practice, and of profeiuonal education, in 
forming the phyfician. But were the bulk of thefe gentlemen toconfult a little more th- planetary 
influences, both on vegetable and mineral fubftances, and apportion them in their prescriptions 
according to the nature and constitution of the patient, uniformly confulting the effects of Saturn 
and the Moon in each crifis and critical day, I am perfuaded that more immediate relief, in moft 
cafes where nature is not too far exhaufted, might be afforded to the Tick and languifliing patient. 
Surgery too, which, like a guardian angel, ftcps forward to alleviate the perilous accidents of the un- 
fortunate, would gain much improvement by the likeconfiderations. It is not, therefore, the regular- 
bred practitioners of either phyfic or furgery that the author means to arraign, but that baneful 
defcription of empirics and quacks, who now pervade the kingdom, and like a fwarm of locufts from 
the Eaft, prey upon the vitals of mankind. Thefe monfters in the fhape of men, with hearts 
callous to every fentiment of compaflion, have only fees in view. Governed by this fordid principle, , 
they fport with life, unmoved amidft the bitter anguifli and piercing groans of the defponding . 
!l, too far gone for human aid toreftore, they abandon him to defpair and death. For the 

< humanity, and the honour of a Chriftian country, let the legislative power check this growing , 

iu'ty ! 

the 



174 A N.. I L- LUST. RATION 

the week, the reader may always fee what planet governs in that hour, 
as its character is placed in the fame line with the figure. For example, 
fuppofe I want to know what planet rules the fifth hour on Sunday 
morningI look down the fir ft column of the table, over which is 
placed Sunday planetary hour, and at the fifth hour I find Saturn governs. 
Again, fuppofe it be required to k;now what planet governs the ninth 
hour on Friday afternoon look down the column over which Friday 
planetary hour is printed, and in the ninth hour it will be feen that 
Mercury governs. Or if it be afked, what planet rules the nineteenth 
hour on Wednefday night ? Look down the column over which Wed- 
nefday planetary hour is prefixed, and at 19, which fignifies the nine- 
teenth hour, or the feventh hour after the Sun is fet, it will be found 
that Mars governs ; and fo for any other time required. 

But a planetary hour not agreeing with the common ^divifion of time, 
and being peculiar to aftronomy and aftrology only, we (hall explain it 
more fully. 1 he planetary hours are reckoned from the time of the 
Sun's rifing to its fetting, which fpace of time is divided into twelve 
equal parts, and thefe are termed the twelve planetary hours of that day.. 
Then the time from the Sun's fetting to its riling the ntxt morning is 
in the fame manner divided into twelve equal parts, and thefe constitute 
the twelve planetary hours for that night. Hence it is obvious, that 
when the days are (hort, a planetary hour does not cpnfifl of above forty 
minutes, more or lefs, according to the twelfth part of the whole time 
from the Sun's rifing to its fetting; and, the nights being then long, a 
planetary hour by night may confift of an hour and ten or twenty minutes, 
or more j and fo^vice verfa when the days are long, and the nights fhort} 
fo that the duration of planetary hours, both by day and night, are con- 
tinually varying, and never agree with the common meafure of time, 
except on thofe two days in every year when the Sun enters Aries and 
Libra, and then equal night and day isdifpenfed to all parts of the world. 
Threfore, to enable the reader to find the length of the planetary hours 
without the trouble of calculating, I fubjoin the following table, by 
which they may be found, both night and day, for ever. 



TABLE 



OF ASTROLOGY. 



'75 



TABLE of the PLANETARY HOURS for every DAY and NIGHT 

in the Week. 



Length ot 
Day. 


the 


Length ot the Planc- 
ta'ry Hours by Day. 


Length ot 
tary Hours 


the Plane 
by Night. 


H. 


M. 


H. 


M. 


S. 


H. 


M. S . 


6 


o 


o 


30 


o 


i 


30 





6 


3 


o 


32 


30 


i 


2 7 


30 


7 


o 


o 


35 


o 


i 


25 


o 


7 


3 


o 


37 


3 


i 


22 


30 


8 


o 





40 


o 


i 


20 





8 


30 


o 


42 


30 


i 


1 7 


30 


9 


o 


o 


45 


o 


i 


15 





9 


3 


o 


47 


3 


i 


12 


3 


10 


o 


o 


5 


o 


r 


10 





10 


30 





52 


3 


i 


7 


30 


1 1 





o 


55 


o 


r 


5 


o 


ii 


3 


o 


57 


3 


I 


2 


3 


12 


o 


1 





o 


i 


O 


o 


12 


30 


1 


2 


3 





57 


3 


13 





I 


5 


o 


o 


55 





J 3 


3 


I 


7 


3 


o 


5 2 


30 


'4 





I 


IO 


o 


o 


5 


o 


J 4 


30 


I 


12 


30 


o 


47 


30 


15 





1 


15 


o 


o 


45 





15 


30 


1 


1 7 


30 





42 


3 


16 





1 


20 


o 


o 


40 





16 


30 


I 


22 


3 


o 


37 


30 


*7 


o 


I 


25 





o 


35 


o 



The firft column of the above table is intended to (hew the time 
between the riling and fetting of the Sun, from fix hours to feventeen, 
which takes in more than the longed or fliorted days. Then fuppofe the 
time from the Sun's rifing to its fetting be only fix hours, the planetary 
hours that day would be each thirty minutes long, as fpecifkd in the 
lecond column, and the planetary hours the night following would be 
each one hcur and thirty minutes long, as exprcflcd in the third column. 
Again, fuppofe the time between the Sun's rifing and fitting b^ thirteen 
hours and thirteen minutes, what would be the length of the planetary 
hours that uay and night? Look in the firft column cf the table for 

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176 



AN ILLUSTRATION 



thirteen hours and thirty minutes ; and in the fame line in the fecond 
column (land one hour, feven minutes, and thirty feconds, which is the 
exa<5l length of each planetary hour that day ; and in the fame line in the 
.third column ftand fifty- two minutes, thirty feconds, which is the 
length of the planetary hours that night. By the fame rule the length 
.of the planetary hours may be eafily found in 'this table, every day and 
night through the year. The length of time between the rifing and 
fetting of the Sun may always be found in the Ephemeris. This table 
is calculated within thirty minutes of the Sun's real time every day, 
which is fufficiently near for all the purpofes required. 

TABLE to reduce the MOTION of the PLANETS to any Hour of the 

Day or Night. 



S ^ 

So 




g c 




So 




O ** ' 


One Hour's 


c 


One Hour's 




One Hour't 


I'i 


Motion. 


I'i 


Motion. 


PI 


Motion, 


D.or 


D. M. S. 


D.or 


D. M. S. 


D.or 


D. M. S 


M. 


M. S. T. 


M. 


M. S. T. 


M. 


M. S. T. 


i 


2 30 


22 


o 55 o 


43 


1 47 3| 


2 


050 


23 


o 57-30 


44 


i 50 o 


3 


o 7 30 


24 


I O 


45 


i 5 2 30 


4 


o 10 o 


25 


I 2 30 


46 


1 55 


5 


O 12 30 


26 


D 


47 


1 57 3 


6 


o 15 o 


2 7 


i 7 30 


48 


200 


7 


o 17 30 


28 


1 10 O 


49 


2 2 30 


8 


O 20 . O 


2 9 


I 12 30 


5 


250 


9 


O 22 ^O 


30 


I 15 O 


5 1 


2 7 30 


10 


o 25 o 


3 1 


1 17 30 


5 2 


2 I O C 


ii 


o 27 30 


32 


I 20 


53 


2 12 30 


12 


o 30 o 


33 


I 22 30 


54 


2 15 


13 


o 32 30 


34 


1 25 


55 


2 17 3 


M 


o 35 o 


35 


I 27 30 


56 


2 2O O 


15 


o 37 30 


36 


i 30 o 


57 


2 22 30 


16 


o 40 o 


37 


i 3 2 3 


58 


2 25 


17 


o 42 30 


3 8 


i 35 o 


59 


2 27 30! 


18 


o 45 o 


39 


i 37 30 


60 


2 30 


19 


o 47 30 


40 


i 40 o 


61 


2 32 30 


20 


o 50 o 


4 


1-42 30 


62 


2 35 o 


21 


o 52 30 


42 


i 45 o 


63 


2 37 3 



To 



OF ASTROLOGY. 177 

To find the true place of each planet, at any hour when we have occa- 
fion-to creel a figure, it only requires to turn to the Ephcmeris for the 
planets' places at noon; thofe being found, note how many degrees or 
minutes they move in the zodiac by twelve o'clock the next day, or from 
noon the preceding day ; and then, by the help of the foregoing table, it 
will be feen how many degrees, minutes, or feconds, they move in aa. 
hour. For example, fuppofe a planet moves one degree in twenty-four 
hours, how far does it move in one hour ? At the top of the firft column 
is the figure i, and in the fame line of the fecond column is 2 minutes 
and 30 feconds ; which (hews, that, if a planet be twenty. four hours in 
moving one degree, it then moves at the rate of two minutes and 30 
feconds in an hour. Or fuppofe a planet only moves two minutes in 
twenty-four hours; look into the firft column of the table for the figure 2, 
oppofite, in the fecond column, fland 5 feconds, which (hews, that if a 
planet moves two minutes in twenty-four hours, it then moves only five 
feconds in an hour. Again, if a ptenet's diurnal motion be thirteen 
minutes, what is its hourly motion ? Look into the fir/I column for 13, 
and oppoftte is 32, 30 ; which indicates, that, if a planet moves thirteen 
minutes in twenty-four hours, it moves thirty-two feconds and thirty 
thirds in an hour. The fame rules hold good for the motions of all the 
planets; it muft, however, be carefully obferved, that, if the diurnal 
motion of any planet be in degrees, then you muft enter the firft column 
of the table, under the denomination of degrees, and the fecond column 
with minutes and feconds ; but, if the diurnal motion of the planet be 
only in minutes, then you muft begin to reckon in the firft column only 
with minutes, and in the fecond column with feconds and thirds. This 
is indicated by the initial letters placed over each column, which fignify 
degrees or minutes in the firft column, and, in the fecond, degrees and 
minutes, minutes and feconds, feconds and thirds. Then fuppofe a 
planet moves one degree and thirteen minutes in twenty-four hours, how 
far does it move in an hour ? Refer to the table, and fay, 

One degree in 24 hours is 2 min. 30 fee. o thirds per hour. 
Thirteen min. in 24 hours is o min. 32 fee. 30 thirds. 

Anfwer 3 2 30 



And thus any quantity of a planet's diurnal motion may be reduced to 
time in the fame manner. 

But as no figure can be creeled without the help of an Ephemeris, and 
tables to fhew the Sun's place in each of the twelve figns, unlefs by 
entering into long and tedious calculations, I fliall therefore infert in 
this place the two pages of White's Ephemeris for June, 1784, and the 
tables above-mentioned, with an explanation of the whole. 

(CO- 



AN ILLUSTRATION 



(COP Y.) 

WHITE'S EPHEMERIS, FOR JUNE, 1784. 
JiL N E hath XXX Days. 



The LUNATIONS. 

Full moon the 3d day, at 34 minutes paft 4 afternoon. 
Laft quarter the loth day, at 28 minutes paft 8 morning. 
New moon the lyth day, at 6 minutes paft 6 evening. 
Firft quarter the 25th day, at 33 minutes paft 10 at night. 


Mi 

D. 

i 

2 

* 

4 


Sundays and other 
remarkable days 


O 

rifes 




fets 


O's 

declin. 


D's 

declin. 


d rifes 
&,fets 


<[ Clock 

fouth j after 


Whit-Tuefday 
Ember Week 

K. Geo. III. born 
Pr.Ern.Aug. born 


Nicom 8 8J22n n 
3 5 1 8 9 22 1 9 

3 50 8 1022 26 

3 49 8 n 22 33 
3 49 8 n 22 40 


20 s 7 
24 15 

2 7 2 

23 3 
27 7 


im52 
2 14 
([ rifes 
to a 3 
io 49 


io 317 
;i 15 
morn 
o 16 

I 21 


2 3 1 

2 22 
2 12 
2 2 

1 5 2 

I 41 

I 30 

I 19 

1 7 

o 56 

o 44 
o 31 
o 19 
o 6 
obef. 6 

o 19 
o 32 
o 45 
o 58 
i ii 


C 

7 
8 

9 

10 


Trinity Sunday 

Oxford T. begins 
Prs. Amelia born 


3 4$ 8 12 

3 47 8 13 
3 47 8 13 
3 46 8 14 
3 46 8 14 


22 46 
23 51 

22 57 

23 2 

23 6 


24 1 8 

'9 55 
14 24 

8 ii 
i 41 


II 22 
II 46 

morn 
o 4 
o 18 


2 2,- 

3 25 
4 2o 

1 I0 

6 12 


H 

12 

. C 

14 

*5 

16 

J 7 
18 

L ? 


St. JBarnabas 
i Sund. aft. Trin. 


3 45 
3 45 
3 44 
3 44 
3 44 


8 15 
8 15 
8 16 
8 16 
8 16 


23 io 

23 H 

) 2 3 17 

23 20 
23 22 


n47 
10 55 
16 28 

21 9 

24 46 


o 29 
o 41 

55 
i u 

i 3i 


6 46 
7 3 2 

8 ly 

9 8 
_9 59 


St. Alban 
2 Sun. aft. Trin. 


3 43 
3 43 
3 43 
3 43 

3 43 


8 17 

8 17 
8 17 
8 ,7 
8 17 


2 3 24 
23 26 
2 3 27 
23 28 
23 28 


2 7 5 

28 I 

2 7 32 
25 44 

22 47 


2 2 

(T fets 

9334 
io 4 

10 26 


io 51 
U 45 
0338 
i 29 
2 17 


21 

22 

2 3 

24 

2 5 


Longeft day 
St. John Baptift 


3 43 
3 4- 
3 43 
3 43 

J 43 

3 44 
3 44 
3 44 
3 45 
3 4> 


8 17 

'8 '7 
8 I 7 

8 17 

8 17 

8 16 
8 16 
8 16 
8 15 
8 15 


23 28 
23 28 

2 3 27 
2 3 25 
2 .3 2 4 

23 22 

2 3 r 9 
23 16 

2 J 13 
2 3 9 

Helioc 
long $ 


18 54 
14 19 
9 ii 
-3 43 

is 57 

7 4o 

'3 H 
18 24 

22 51 

26 9 


io 44 
io 57 
ii 8 
n 19 
ii 28 


3 2 

3 45 
4 25 

5 5 
5 44 


i 25 

i 37 
i 50 

2 3 

2 16 


26 
C 

28 

j 2 9 

1 3^ 


3 Sund. aft. Trin. 

St. Peter 
Trinity term ends 


ii 38 
u 52 
morn 
o 9 
o 39 


6 26 
7 io 

7 59 
8 52 

9 51 


2 28 
2 41 

2 53 

3 I 
3 l6 

I 


i ? 

P 


Day 

increaf. 


Length 
of day 


Helioc 
long T? 


Hclioc 

ong 11 


Helioc Helioc 

!ong0 >long $ 


Helioc 
long $ 




rifes 


i 

7 
U 
9 
1 25 


8 33 
8 43 
8 46 
8 30 
odec 2 


16 7*9^31 
16 26 19 42 
16 30 19 53 
16 3420 4 
16 32(20 15 


2521 

2 5 53 
26 25 

25 57 
27 29 


130142 ii /3o^6T2/ 
16 *2i 17 14 6 3 2 
18 5922 5815 39 

21 3828 4225 17 

24 i 5 | 413-56 4056 


19^46110 353 
6^33(10 28 

23 3i 10 3 
io i 9 38 

28 15) 9 12 



OF ASTROLOGY. 



(COP Y.) 
\V IIITE's EPHEMERIS, FOR JUNE, 1784. 





a 
u 

i 

7 
13 

'9 
25 


Day-lig. 

begins. 

All 


Day-lig. 
ends. 

day- 


Dura, 
twilig. 


H.D's 
node. 


b's 

lafit. 


It's 

latit. 


f'l 

latit. 


latit. 


latit. 


light. 


4X38 
4 19 

4 ^ 
3 4 1 
3 22 


o n 6 
o 6 
o 6 

5 

o 4 


os 59 
i i 
* 3 

; i 


i ii 19 
I 18 
I 17 

i ,6 

i 15 


is 8 
o 56 
o 43 
o 29 
o 15 


OS 22 

3 3^ 

4 27 

4 20 


a 

N 


q's 

longitude. 


D's 
long. 


D's 
latit. 


long. 


* 

long. 


c?'s 
long. 


long. 


long. 


I 
2 

3 
4 

5 


ill i 30 4 
12 27 27 
13 24 50 
14 22 12 

1 S 9 33 


26 36 
10/51 

25 22 
lOJcf 2 


4540 
4 59 
4 59 
4 4 
4 '3 


2 3 27 

23 18 
23 15 

23 12 


6*59* 5 1 

7 3 '2I 28 

7 822 5 

7 1222 42 

7 16*23 19 


24 io 

25 23 

26 36 
27 49 


27 27 
27 23 
27 15 

26 44 


C 

7 
8 

9 

IO 


16 16 53 

'7 U 13 
18 ii .32 
19 8 51 
20 - 6 9 


24 44 
9^:21 

23 48 

8K 2 

22 I 


3 ic 

2 ; 

o 51 

o n 2 < 
i 37 


23 9 
23 6 

23 3 
23 o 

22 56 


7 19 

7 23 
7 26 
7 29 

7 33 


23 s 6 

2 4 33 

25 io 

2 5 47 
26 24 


29 2 26 24 

on 1 5 26 i 

1 2S2 5 - 35 
2 41 25 6 
3 5324 34 


ii 

12 
C 


21 3 27 

22 o 45 

22 58 3 

23 55 21 
24 52 38 


5 r 4 6 
19 17 

2 35 
15 40 

28 33 


2 43 
S 38 
4 21 

4 49 
5 2 


22 53 
22 50 
22 47 
22 43 
22 40 


7 3 6 
7 39 
7 4' 
7 43 
7 45 


27 2 

2 7 39 
28 16 

28 53 
29 ^o 

o 45 

I 22 
2 

2 37 


6 20 

7 34 
8 47 
io o 

II 14 

12 2 7 
13 40 

14 54 
16 7 


24 i 
23 27 
22 54 

22 21 
21 48 
21 I 5 

20 45 

20 |8 

'9 S3 

19 31' 


16 
18 


25 49 55 
26 47 n 

27 44 2 7 
28 41 43 
29 38 58 


2 3 44- 

6 2 

18 9 

oil 7 


4 V 59 
4 4 2 
4 '5 

3 3 2 

2 42 


22 36 

22 33 

22 29 
22 25 
22 2l 


7 47 
7 49 
7 5' 
7 i3 
7 54 


21 
22 

2 3 

1 24 

2 5 


250 36 13 

i 33 27 

2 30 4! 

3 27 54 

4 25 7 


U 58 

23 46 

5 33 
17 25 
29 28 


i 4s 
o 44 
o s 19 

I 22 
2 22 


22 1 7 ( 7 55 
22 13 7 5 6 
22 87 56 

22 4' 7 57 
22 o 7 57 


3 l/j 

3 S 2 
4 29 
S 6 
5 44 


17 20 

8 33 
19 47 

21 

22 14 


19 13 
19 o 
18 52 
18 4 

l8D 4 r 


26 

C 

28 
29 

.3 


5 22 I 9 
6 19 3' 
7 16 42 

8 13 53 
9 11 3 


11 ^45 
24 23 

7*1-5 
20 55 

4/53 


3 17 
4 4 
4 4 C 
5 2 
5 7 


21 56 
21 52 

21 47 
21 43 

2 39 


7 57 
7 57 
7 5 6 
7 56 


6 21 

6 58 
7 36 

8 13 

8 50 


2 3 ?7I 3 5! 

*4 40 19 c 

25 5419 12 

27 7|'9 3 
28 21 19 


a 

tn 


rifes. 


* 

fets. 


rifes. 


SI 

fets. 


K's 

declin. 

21 S 2O 
2l 23 
21 27 
21 31 
2l 36 


declin. 


declin. 


?s . 

declin. 


declin. 


I 

7 

'3 
19 

25 


om 42 
o 20 

ii 29 
ii 4 


U a 5 
io 51 
io 36 
io 23 
io 7 


3m 9 
3 i 

2 57 

2 54 

2 57 


9 a 22 

r - 

rifes. 

3^34 
3 6 


9s 53 
9 45 
9 40 

9 37 
9 38 


23 n 9 
22 32 
21 48 
20 59 

20 4 


17 n 26 
19 19 

2 53 

22 8 

23 c 


23 n ; 

21 21 
19 4] 

18 3^ 
18 *": 



No. 9, 



r8o 



AN ILLUSTRATION 



A TABLE 


Of Houfes, calculated for the Latitude of 51 Degrees 32 Minutes, 


by double Horary Times. 


Sol in Aries. 


A Tl 


Time 


10 


I I 


12 


Afcendant 


2 


3 


A. R. 


from Noon. 


Houfe. 


Houfe. 


Houfe. 


3 


Houfe. 


t* 

Houfe. 


D. M. 


H. M. 


v 


DsM 


Dn-M 


D. M. 


D a M 


D nj> M 


O 








8 40 


22 27 


26 42 


12 49 


2 33 


i o 55 


o 4 


i 


9 46 


2 3 21 


2 7 23 


13 20 


3 22 


,' 5 C 


7 


2 


10 52 


24 15 


28 2 


14 4 


4 12 


2 45 


11 


3 


ii 58 


25 9 


23 42 


14 48 


5 2 


3 40 


o 15 


4 


*3 3 


26 2 


29 21 


'5 3i 


5 52 


4 35 


o 18 


5 


14 


26 54 


o a i 


16 13 


6 42 


5 3 


22 


6 


15 12 


2 7 46 


O 40 


16 57 


7 3' 


6 25 


o 26 


7 


16 16 


2 38 


1 20 


17 38 


8 21 


7 21 


o 29 


8 


17 19 


29 29 


2 


18 20 


9 ii 


8 16 


o 32 


9 


l8 22 


O So 2O 


2 39 


19 3 


10 2 


9 1! 


33 


10 


19 25 


I 1O 


3 19 


19 46 


ro 52 


10 6 


o 40 


ii 


20 28 


1 59 


3 59 


20 29 


*' 43 


11 2 


o 44 


12 


21 31 


2 49 


4 38 


21 13 


'2 33 


ii 57 


o 48 


T O 


22 34 


3 3^ 


5 17 


21 56 


1 3 24 


12 53 


5 1 


I /L 


2 3 37 


4 27 


5 57 


22 40 


14 15 


13 48 


55 


'5 


24 40 


5 16 


6 36 


23 23 


15 6 


14 44 


59 


16 


25 42 


6 5 


7 '5 


24 7 


r 5 57 


15 40 


1 3 


17 


26 44 


6 53 


7 55 


24 5 


16 48 


16 31 


i 6 


18 


27 46 


7 4' 


8 35 


2C Q4 

_/ o * 


17 40 


l l 35 


1 10 


19 


28 47 


8 30 


9 H 


26 18 


[8 31 


1 8 27 


i 14 


20 


29 48 


9 18 


9 53 


27 2 


19 22 


19 23 


i 18 


21 


o 1149 


10 6 


10 34 


27 46 


20 14 


20 20 


1 21 , 


22 


* 5 


i 55 


I I 12 


28 30 


21 5 


21 16 


1 25 


23 


2 50 


11 43 


11 52 


29 14 


2 * 57 


22 12 


I 29 


24 


3 5 1 


12 31 


32 32 


2 9 5^ 


22 49 1 


I 2 3 9 


i 33 


25 


4 5i 


13 19 


13 12 


one 42 


23 4 1 


24 6 


i 36 


26 


5 5 


14 6 


M 52 


I 27 


2 4 33 


25 2 


i 40 


27 


6 50 


H 57 


H 34 


2 12 


2 5 25 


25 59 


i 44 


28 


7 49 


*5 43 


15 24 


2' 57 


26 18 


26 57 


I 48 


2 9 


8 48 


16 30 


15 51 


3 42 


27 i j 


2 7 54 


i 52 


30 


9 47 


17 16 


16 31 


4 28 


28 4 


A 



OF A S T R O L O "G Y. 



181 



A 



1 






a, 



! Of Houfcs, calculated for the Latitu le of 51 Degrees 32 Minutes, 

by double Horary Times. 



in Taurus. 



A. R. 

p. M. 


Time 

from Noon 
H. - M. 


10 
Houfe, 


11 

Houfe 

D n M 


12 

Houfe 
Dss M 


\icxnclani 

a 
D. M. 


2 

Houic 


3 
Houfe. 


27 54 


1 52 





9 47 


17 l 


r 16 31 


4 28 


28 4 


I 28 *' 


i 55 


i 


10 4^ 


i.S ^ 


17 If 


5 '3 


28 57 


29 49 


i 59 


2 


11 43 


18 51 


J 7 55 


5 59 


29 50 


30 46 


2 3 


3 


12 4 


19 39 


18 31 


6 44 


0*43 


3 1 45 


2 7 


4 


<3 3 8 


20 26 


19 12 


7 29 


1 37 


32 42 


2 11 


5 


'4 35 


;i 13 


19 52 


8 14 


2 3 1 


33 40 


2 15 


6 


J 5 S 2 


22 


20 32 


9 o 


3 2 5 { 


34 39 


2 19 


7 


16 29 


22 47 


21 13 


9 47 


4 i9| 


35 37 


2 23 


8 


17 25 


23 34 


21 54 


10 3/ 


5 J 3 


36 36 


2 26 


9 


18 21 


24 21 


22 35 


II 21 


6 7 


137 35 


2 3 


10 


19 17 


^5 7 


23 16 


12 8 


7 ' 


3* 34 


2 34 


li 


20 13 


25 53 


2 3 57 


12 55 


7 55 


39 33 


2 38 


12 


21 1C 


26 39 


24 38 


13 42 


8 49 


40 32 


2 42 


T O 


22 7 


27 26 


2 5 J 9 


'4 3 


9 43; 


4 1 3 1 


2 46 


* -^a 


23 4 


28 12 


26 o 


15 17 


10 371 


42 3 1 


2 50 


'5 


24 o 


28 59 


26 42 


16 4 


11 32! 


43 3 1 


2 54 


16 


24 56 


29 46 


27 24 


16 52 


12 27J 


44 3 1 


2 58 


17 


25 52 


0^33 


28 6 


17 40 


13 22| 


45 3 1 


3 2 


18 


26 48 


i 20 


28 47 


1 8 28 


14 17! 


4 3 2 


3 6 


'9 


27 45 


2 7 


29 30 


19 16 


'5 '3 


47 33 


3 10 


20 


28 42 


2 54 


onu 13 


20 4 


1 6 9 


48 33 


3 -'4 


21 


29 39 


3 4 


55 


20 5 2 


,7 6 


49 34 


3 18 


22 


022.35 


4 29 


1 37 


21 40 


8 2 


5 35 


3 22 


23 


i 3< 


5 J 7 


2 20 


22 28 


8 57J 


1 5 1 3 


3 26 


24 


2 26 


6 6 


3 2 


23 17 


9 


52 38 


3 3 1 


2 5 


3 21 


6 55 


3 46 


24 6 


o 


53 40 


3 35 


26 


4 J 7 


7 44 


4 29 


2 4 55 


21 


154 42 


3 39 


27 


5 12. 


8 33 


5 12 


25 45 


2 


;5'5 44 


3 43 


2,S 


6 8 


9 2i 


5 55 


26 34 


? 3 36 J 


56 46 


3 47 


29 


7 3 


10 9 


6 39 


27 24 


32 


57 47 


3 ^ 


3 


7 * 


10 58 


7 22 


1425 29! 


Al 



AN ILLUSTRATION 



ATABLE ^| 


Of Houfes, calculated for the Latitude of 51 Degrees 32 Minutes, 


by double Horary Times. 

- II 


Sol in Gemini. 


A R 


Time 


10 


1 I 


12 


Alcendant 


2 


3 


rx iv 


Tom Noon. 


loufe, 


rloufe. 


Houfe. 


K 


:Ioufe. 


HoufeJ 


D. M. 


H. M. 


n 


D 22, M 


DaM 


D. M. 


DmM 


Y\ "\ft jjj 


57 48 


3 5 1 


o 


7 58 


10 58 


7 22 


28 14 


25 29 


58 51 


3 55 


1 


8 54 


n 46 


8 6 


29 4 


26 2 5 


59 54 


4 o 


2 


9 49 


12 35 


8 50 


29 55 


2 7 21 


60 57 


4 4 


3 


10 45 


13 23 


9 34 


0^46 


28 18 


62 o 


4 8 


4 


11 41 


14 12 


10 18 


i 36 


29 15| 


6 3 3 


4 12 


5 


12 38 


15 1 


ii 3 


2 27 


J>il2B 


64 6 


4 16 


6 


[ 3 34 


15 51 


ii 47 


5 


1 9 


6 5 9 


4 21 


7 


[ 4 3 


1 6 40 


12 31 


4 9 


2 6 


166 13 


4 25 


8 


15 26 


17 3 


13 16 


5 o 


3 3 


[67 17 


4 29 


9 


16 22 


18 19 


14 i 


5 5 1 


4 o 


68 21 


4 33 


10 


17 18 


19 9 


14 46 


6 42 


4 57 


IP9 25 


4 38 


n 


18 14 


19 58 


15 3i 


7 33 


5 54 


70 29 


4 42 


12 


19 10 


20 48 


16 16 


8 24 


6 51 


I7i 33 


4 46 


13 


20 7 


21 38 


17 i 


9 15 


7 48 


Ka 38 


4 5 1 


14 


21 3 


22 28 


17 46 


10 6 


8 45 


73 43 


4 55 


*5 


22 O 


23 19 


18 32 


10 57 


9 42 


B74 47 


4 59 


16 


22 56 


24 9 


19 17 


11 49 


10 39 


|75 5 2 


5 3 


17 


2 3 5 2 


25 o 


20 4 


12- 41 


11 36 


|7 6 57 


5 8 


18 


24 47 


25 51 


20 49 


J 3 3 2 

/ */ 


12 33 


(78 2 


5 12 


19 


2 5 43 


26 42 


21 5 


14 24 


X 3 3 


79 7 


5 l6 


20 


26 39 


2 7 33 


22 2O 


15 ic 


H 27 


80 12 


5 21 


21 


27 35 


28 24 


23 6 


16 7 


!$ 23 


81 17 


5 25 


22 


28 31 


29 14 


23 5 1 


16 58 


l6 20 


82 22 


5 29 


23 


29 27 


n* 5 


24 37 


17 5 c 


17 17 


8 3 27 


5 34 


24 


0^23 


o 56 


25 23 


18 42 


18 14 


84 33 


5 38 


25 


i 19 


i 48 


26 9 


19 33 


19 11 


P5 38 

i *? -/ 


5 43 


26 


2 15 


2 40 


26 15 


20 25 


:o 8 


IIQA A 1 

P U 4.3 


5 47 


27 


3 12 


3 32 


27 41 


21 17 


21 5 


87 48 


5 5 1 


28 


4 9 


4 2 


28 27 


22 9 


22 2 


88 54 


5 56 


2 9 


5 * 


5 M 


29 J 3 


23 1 


22 59 


90 o 


6 o 


30 


6 s 


6 4 


30 o 


-3 53 


23 56 


1 __ . A 



OF ASTROLOGY. 



A TABLE 

Of Houfes, calculated for the Latitude of 51 Degrees 32 Minut.-s, 

by double Plorary Times. 



Sol in Cancer. 


JA. R. 

D. M 


Time 
from Noon 
II. 'M. 


10 

Houie, 

25 


1 1 
Houfc. 
D siM 


12 

Houfc. 
DnaM 


Ascendant 
D. M. 


2 

Houfe. 
D *,M 


3 
Houfe. 

D iriM 


90 o 


6 o 


O 


6 3 


6 4 





2 3 53 


23 56 


91 5 


6 4 


I 


7 o 


6 56 


o 47 


24 45 


24 531 


92 1 1 


6 9 


2 


7 58 


7 48 


i 33 


25 37 


25 5i 


1 93 1( 


6 13 


3 


8 55 


8 41 


2 19 


26 28 


26 47 


; 94 22 


6 17 


4 


9 5 2 


9 33 


3 5 


27 2C 


27 44 


195 27 


6 22 


5 


10 48 


10 25 


3 5 1 


23 11 


28 40 


96 32 


6 26 


6 


n 45 


ii 17 


4 37 


29 2 


29 36 


97 3^ 


6 31 


7 


12 42 


12 9 


5 2 3 


2 9 53 


0/33 


98 43 


^ 35 


8 


'3 39 


13 2 


6 9 


o ni 44 


i 29' 


99 4 


6 39 


9 


H 3 6 


*3 54 


6 55 


1 36 


2 25 


i cp 53 


6 44 


10 


15 33 


14 46 


7 40 


2 27 


3 21 


101 58 


6 4 8 


ii 


16 30 


15 37 


8 26 


3 i5 


4 17 


| 10 3 3 


6 52 


12 


17 27 


16 28 


9 12 


4 8 


5 12 


[104 8 


6 57 


13 


18 24 


17 20 


9 57 


4 59 


6 8 


105 13 


7 i 


14 


9 21 


18 12 


10 4? 
i j 


5 50 


7 4 


Iio6 17 


7 5 


'5 


20 l8 


19 4 


ii 28 


6 41 


8 c 


107 22 


7 9 


16 


21 35 


1 9 55 


12 14 


7 31 




108 26 


7 *4 


17 


22 12 


20 4t 


12 59 


8 22 




109 31 


T 1 ^ 


18 


2 3 9 


21 37 


'3 45 


9 15 




.110 35 


7 22 


J 9 


24 6 


22 28 


H 30 


10 3 




111 39 


7 27 


20 


25 3 


23 1 9 


15 14 


10 53 




112 47 


7O i 
o 


21 


26 c 


24 9 


<5 59 


ii 42 




11 3 47 


7 35 


22 


26 57 


25 o 


16 44 


12 31 




114 51 


7 39 


23 


27 54 


25 5 1 


17 29 


13 20 




11 5 54 


7 44 


24 


28 51 


26 41 


18 14 


14 9 




116 57 


7 48 


25 


29 48 


27 32 


18. 58 


14 58 


17 22 


118 i 


7 52 


26 


01*45 


28 23 


19 4V 


'5 47 


18 i 


119 4 


7 56 


27 


i 42 


29 14 


20 26 


16 36 


19 14 


120 7 


8 o 


28 


2 39 


0^4 


21 10 


17 25 


20 10 


121 9 


2 * 


29 


3 35 


55 


21 54 


18 14 


21 5 


,122 2 


8 9 


3 


4 3 2 


i 46 


22 38 


IQ 2 


22 1 



- 9- 



T t 



184 



AN ILLUSTRATION 



A T A B L E ^ 




Of Houfes, calculated for the Latitude of 51 Degrees 32 Minutes, 




by double Horary Times. 




Sol in Leo. 




A T) 


I line 


10 


I I 


12 


Alcendam 


2 


3 




n JL\ . , 


Tom Noon. 


Houfe. 


Houfe. 


Houfe. 


s/v 


Houfe. 


Houfe. i 




D. M. 


H. M. 


a 


DnuM 


D=*M 


D. M. 


D m M 


D t M 




122 12 


8 9 


o 


4 32 


i 46 


22 38 


19 2 


22 1 




123 1 4 


8 13 


I 


5 28 


2 3 6 


23 22 


19 5i 


22 57 




|124 l6 


8 17 


2 


6 24 


3 26 


24 5 


20 40 


23 53 




25 !<- 


8 21 


3 


7 20 


4 15 


24 48 


21 28 


4 49 




126 20 


8 25 


4 


8 16 


5 5 


25 32 


2 17 


5 45 




127 22 


8 29 


5 


9 12 


5 54 


26 1 6 


23 '6 


6 40 




128 24 


8 34 


6 


10 8 


6 43 


26 58 


23 54 


^7 35 




129 25 


8 38 


7 


ii 4 


7 3 2 


27 41 


24 42 


28 31 




130 26 


8 42 


8 


12 O 


8 20 


28 23 


25 30 


29 27 




1 3 I 28 


8 46 


9 


12 56 


9 8 


29 6 


26 18 


Jtf 22 




132 27 


8 5 


10 


*3 5 2 


9 57 


29 42 


27 6 


i 18 




133 28 


8 54 


ii 


14 48 


to 45 


0^30 


2 7 54 


2 14 




34 29 


8 58 


12 


J 5 43 


11 33 


1 13 


28 41 


3 I0 




'35 2 9 


9 2 


*3 


16 38 


12 21 


1 55 


29 28 


4 7 




136 29 


9 6 


M 


i? 33 


13 9 


2 36 


o jf 15 


5 3 




'37 2 9 


9 10 


'5 


18 28 


'3 57 


3 18 


I 2 


5 59 




138 29 


9 M 


16 


19 23 


14 44 


4 o 


1 4 8 


6 55 




139 28 


9 18 


*7 


20 1 8 


'5 3 1 


4 41 


2 35 


7 52 




140 28 


9 22 


18 


21 12 


16 18 


5 22 


3 21 


8 49 




141 27 


9 26 


*9 


22 6 


1 7 6 


6 4 


4 8 


9 46 




142 26 


9 3o 


20 


23 o 


17 53 


6 45 


4 55 


10 42 




'43 2 5 


9 34 


21 


2 3 54 


18 40 


7 26 


5 42 


i 1 39 




144 23 


9 38 


22 


24 48 


19 26 


8 6 


6 28 


12 35 




145 22 


9 4i 


23 


25 42 


20 11 


8 47 


7 M 


13 3 1 




146 2C 


9 45 


24 


26 35 


20 57 


9 28 


8 c 


14 28 




147 lg 


9 49 


2 5 


27 29 


21 42 


10 8 


8 AT 


J 5 25 




: 148 if 


9 53 


26 


28 2 


22 3C 


10 48 


9 34 


16 23 




149 n 


9 57 


2 7 


29 i 


23 iC 


ii 29 


10 22 


17 21 




150 11 


L 1O 1 


28 


0=2= 1C 


)|24 S 


12 9 


11 ^ 


18 18 




l $ l < 


) 10 5 


29 


I C 


,24 4- 


12 50 


11 5^ 


16 16 




I $2 ( 


) 10 8 


30 


' .5< 


)25 32 


13 30 


12 4 


*5 15 




A 





OF ASTROLOGY. 



A T A JJ L E 


Of Houfes, calculated for the Lnti udc of 51 Degrees 32 Minute*, 


by double Horary Times* 


Sol in Virgo. 


\ R 


'1 imc 


10 . 


1 1 


12 


Alcx-iidujt 


2 


3 


IN 


from Noon. 


Houfe 


Houfe. 


MO life 


"I 


Houfe. 


Houfe. 


D. M 


II. M. 


m 


D ^M 


D ^M 


D. M. 


D / M 


D *>M 


152 6 


10 8 


o 


' 56 


25 3 2 


'3 30 


12 44 


20 1 5 


'53 3 


1O 12 


i 


2 49 


26 17 


14 9 


'3 3 1 


21 13 


! 5-l o 


10 l6 


2 


3 42 


27 2 


14 49 


14 19 


22 1 1 


! 54 57 


10 20 


3 


4 35 


2 7 47 


15 29 


15 ^ 


23 !0 


'55 54 


10 24 


4 


5 27 


28 32 


16 9 


1 5 54 


24 9 


<5 6 51 


10 27 


5 


6 19 


29 17 


1 6 48 


16 41 


25 ( ; 


'57 48 


10 31 


6 


7 I' 


"1 2 


17 28 


17 29 


26 ic 


! 5 8 45 


! 35 


7 


8 3 


o 46 


18 9 


18 17 


27 1 i 


159 41 


10 39 


8 


8 54 


1 30 


18 48 


19 5 


2S 11 


1 60 37 


lo 42 


9 


9 4 6 


2 14 


19 27 


19 53 


29 ii 


161 33 


10 46 


10 


10 38 


2 58 


20 6 


20 4! 


O-r 12 


162 29 


10 50 


1 1 


11 29 


3 42 


20 48 


21 29 


1 13 


163 25 


J o 54 


12 


12 20 


4 26 


21 26 


22 17 


2 14 


164 21 

_X 


10 57 


J 3 


[3 12 


5 10 


22 5 


23 5 


3 ! 5 


165 17 


1 1 i 


'4 


<4 3 


5 54 


22 45 


2 3 53 


4 16 


166 J2 


11 5 


'5 


i4 55 


6 37 


- 23 24 


24 4* 


5 '8 


167 8 


11 9 


16 


*5 45 


7 21 


24 4 


2 5 3 


6 19 


168 3 


11 12 


*7 


16 36 


8 4 


24 43 


26 19 


7 21 


168 59 


11 l6 


18 


17 26 


8 47 


2 5 2 3 


27 9 


8 23 


^9 54 


11 20 


J 9 


18 i- y 


9 3 


26 2 


27 59 


9 26 


170 49 


11 23 


20 


*9 7 


;o 12 


26 41 


28 50 


10 30 


'7 1 45 


11 27 


21 


!9 57 


10 55 


27 22 


29 4* 


11 34 


172 40 


11 31 


22 


20 48 


11 39 


28 I 


o 13=32 


12 37 


'73 35 


11 34 


2 3 


21 38 


12 22 


28 40 


1 22 


13 4 1 


'74 3 


11 38 


2 4 


Z2 . 28 


'3 5 


29 2O 


2 14 


H 45 


1 75 25 


11 42 


2 5 


2 3 18 


*3 47 


29 59 


3 6 


'5 5 


176 20 


'i 45 


26 


24 8 


14 29 


o i 39 


3 58 


16 56 


'77 '5 


11 49 


27 


M 5* 


15 11 


i 19 


4 5 1 


18 


178 10 


n 53 


28 


25 48 


J 5 54 


2 2 


5 44 


19 


*79 5 

fi 


11 56 


29 


26 38 


16 37 


2 39 


6 38 


20 14 


1 80 o 


12 


30 


27 2S 


17 21 


7 19 


7 32 


21 21 


A 



i86 



AN ILLUSTRATION 



, A T A B L E 


Of Houfes, calculated for the Latitude of 51 Degrees 32 Minutes, 


by double Horary Times. 


Sol in Libra. 


A R 


Time j 10 


U 


12 


Alcendan 


2 


3 


fl IV 


from Noon. 


Houfe. 


Houfe. 


Houfe. 


2 


Houfe 


Houfe. 


D. M 


H. M. 


* 


D ^M 


D n L M 


D. M. 


D i? M 


D zz IV 


180 o 


12 O 


o 


27 28 


17 21 


3 19 


7 32 


21 21 


180 55 


12 4 


i 


28 18 


18 4 


3 59 


8 27 


22 27 


181 5 c 


12 7 


2 


29 8 


18 46 


4 40 


6 22 


2 3 33 


182 45 


12 II 


3 


29 56 


19 29 


5 20 


10 17 


24 40 


183 40 


12 15 


4 


< 0^45 


20 I I 


6 2 


I I 12 


25 4 8 


184 3; 


12 l8 


5 


1 34 


20 54 


6 43 


J2 8 


26 57 


185 30 


12 22 


6 


2 24 


21 37 


7 2 4 


r 3 5 


28 6 


186 25 


12 26 


7 


3 *3 


22 20 


8 5 


14 i 


29 16 


187 20 


12 29 


8 


4 2 


2 3 4 


8 46 


*4 57 


o x 25 


tS8 15 


12 33 


9 


4 5 2 


2 3 47 


9 28 


J 5 53 


1 35 


189 11 


12 37 


10 


5 4 ] 


24 3 1 


10 10 


16 51 


2 45 


190 6 


12 40 


u 


6 30 


2 5 J 5 


10 52 


*7 5 


3 55 


101 1 


12 44 


12 


7 J 9 


25 59 


11 35 


i8 50 


5 ^ 


'9i 57 


12 48 


J 3 


8, 8 


26 42 


12 18 


19 5 1 


6 17 


192 52 


12 51 


14 


8 57 


27 26 


12 59 


20 5"3 


7 28 


193 4 8 


12 55 


15 


9 4 6 


28 10 


*3 43 


21 56 


8 40 


194 43 


12 59 


16 


10 35 


28 53 


14. .26 


23 o 


9 5 2 


'95 39 


*3 3 


17 


u 24 


29 37 


15 10 


24 5 


11 4 


19 35 


13 6 


18 


12 13 


O / 20 


15 54 


25 11 


12 17 


+ 91 3 1 


13 10 


'9 


13 2 


l 4 


16 39 


26 18 


13 3 


198 27 


J 3 H 


20 


13 '51 


i 48 


*7 23 


27 26 


H 43 


199 23 


13 18 


21 


14 41 


2. 32 


18 8 


28 35 


15 5 6 


200 ' 19 


13 21 


22 


*5 3 


3 16' 


18 54 


29 45 


17 10 


201 i: 


^3 25 


23 


16 19 


4 * 


'9 39 


0-55 


18 24 


:o2 12 


13 29 


2 4 


'7 


4 4 6 


20 26 


2 C 


19 39 


203 9 


13 33 


25 


17 58 


5 3 1 


21 14 


3 i? 


20 54 


2C4 6 


13 36 26 


18 40 


6 16 


22 , I 


4 29 


22 10 


-05 3 


13 40 27 


'9 37 


7 ] 


22 49 


5 42 


23 ' 26 


206 o 


13 44 28 


20 26 


7 4 6 


23 37 


6 ^ 


24 4 2 


206 57 


13 4 8 29 


21 l6 


8 32, 24 26 


8 ic 


25 57; 


.-o? 5 A 


13 52 3 o 


22 6 


9 18 25 15 


Q 2<; 


7 13 


A l 



OF ASTROLOGY. 



187 



A TABLE 

Of Iloufes, calculated for the Latitude of 51 Degrees 32 Minutes, 

by double Horary Times. 



Sol in Scorpio. 


|A. R 

D. M 




'1 line 
from Noon 
. H. M. 


10 

Ho ule. 
"i 


1 1 

Houfi-. 
D mM 


12 

Houic. 
D / M 


rUcenduni 
* 
D. M. 


2 

Floufe 


3 
Huufe. 

D x M 


1 
207 54 


13 5 2 





22 6 


9 i& 


2 5 1 S 


9 2j 




208 51 


13 55 


I 


2'2 56 


1 5 


26 5 


10 42 


2 30) 


|| 2 09 49 


'3 59 


2 


2 3 46 


10 52 


26 56 


12 C 


29 4 6 ; 


J21O 46 


H 3 


3 


2 4 37 


ii 39 


27 47 


13 2C 


1 V 2 


211 44 


14 7 


4 


25 28 


12 25 


28 39 


'5 41 


2 18. ! 


212 42 


14 11 


5 


26 19 


13 12 


2 9 3 , 


16 4 


3 35 


213 40 


H 15 


6 


27 10 


13 59 


o>f 24 


17 18 


4 5 2 | 


'j i 4 O/"* 

4 o v 


M 19 


7 


28 o 


'4 47 


i 11 


l8 CQ 

JO 


6 10 1 


215 37 


14 22 


8 


28 5 c 




2 13 


20 19 


7 28 


216 36 


14 26 


9 


29 40 


16 26 


3 J0 


21 47 


8 47 1 


I 21 7 35 


H 3 


10 


0/31 


17 17 


4 6 23 16 


10 , 


2iS 34 


H 34 


.11 


1 22 


18 


5 3 24 46 


n 24] 


[219 33 


14 38 


12 


2 I ; 


19 c 


6 i 20 17 


12 42 


220 32 


14 42 


'3 


3 4 


19 5 1 


7 2 7 49 


'4 o 


1221 31 


14 46 




3 55 


20 42 


8 o 29 2c 


'5 18 1 


[222 31 


14 50 


15 


4 47 


21 34 


9 2 0x56 


16 35 


(223 31 


U 54 


16 


5 3& 


22 25 


10 6 2 1? 


7 53 


[224 31 


H 58 


17 


6 29 


23 17 


-ii 94 6 


9 Ji 


1225 31 


1 5 2 


18 


7 21 


24 9 


12 14 


5 42 


20 09 I 


112 2 6 32 


*5 6 


'9 


8 13 


25 2 


13 21 7 19 


21 48 


| 22 7 33 


15 10 


20 


9 & 


25 55 


14 29 8 57 


23 


|228 33 


15 H 


21 


9 5 8 


26 49 


15 37 I0 37 


24 24 j 


229 34 


15 18 


22 


ro 51 


2 7 44 


16 48 13 i 8 


2 5 42 


2 3 35 


15 22 


23 


11 45 


28 39 


17 58 14 o 


27 c 


j-3 1 36 


15 26 


24 


12 40 


29 35 


19 u 15 42 


28 i; 


232 3^ 


1 5 2 l 


2 5 


1 3 33 


01^32 


20 27 


17 24 


2 9 ;5 


233 4 


*5 35 


26 


14 28 


i 29 


21 43 


9 




234 4 2 


!5 39 


27 


15 22 


2 26 


23 3 - 


*3 54 


2 91 


235 44 


1 5 43 


28 


6 17 


3 24 


24 24 ; 


2 31 


3 26 


236 46 


15 47 


29 


17 12 


4 23 


25 47 2 


4 18 


4 431 


237 48 


'5 51 


3P 


18 & 


* 23 


27 1O 2 


.6 5 


5 o 


No. 9. U u A| 



j83 



AN ILLUSTRATION 



A 1 A B L E |J 


Of Houfes, calculated for the Latitude of 51 Degrees 32 Minutes, 


by double Horary Times. 


Sol in Sagittarius. 


1 A 71 


Time 


10 1 I 


12 


Afcendant 


2 


Q 


A. R. 


TO in Noon. 


Houfe. iHoufe. 


Houfe. 


kf 


Houfe. 


d 

-loufe. 


D. M. 


H. M. 


* \ 


D* M 


D*M 


D. M. 


D H M 


D - M 


*37 4 s 


15 .51 


o 


18 8 


5 23 


27 10 


26 5 


6 o 


238 51 


l $ 55 


i 


19 4 


6 24 


28 37 


27 51 


7 16 


239 54 


16 o 


2 


20 


7 26 


ox 6 


29 3 8 


8 32 


240 57 


16 4 


3 


20 56 


8 29 


1 37 


i v 26 


9 48 


242 c 


16 8 


4 


21 52 


9 3- 


3 ii 


3 '5 


i 4 


243 3 


16 12 


5 


22 48 


10 35 


4 48 


5 5 


2 20 


244 6 


16 16 


6 


23 44 


n 38 


6 27 


6 56 


3 35 


245 9 


l6 21 


7 


24 41 


12 42 


8 8 


8 46 


4 5 


246 13 


16 2 5 


8 


25 3 8 


J 3 47 


9 5 2 


10 37 


6 c 


247 '7 


16 29 


9 


26 35 


J 4 53 


1 1 40 


12 27 


17 20 


248 21 


16 33 


10 


27 33 


16 c 


13 30 


14 l6 


8 34 


249 25 


16 38 


n 


28 31 


17 8 


15 20 


6 4 


19 48 


250 29 


16 42 


12 


29 3 


18 li 


17 19 


17 51 


21 I 


251 33 


16 46 


13 


o kf 30 


19 28 


19 l8 


'9 37 


22 13 


252 38 


16 51 


H 


i 29 


20 39 


21 2O 


21 21 


23 25 


253 43 


16 55 


15 


2 28 


21 51 


23 3 


23 4 


24 36 


254 47 


16 59 


16 


3 28 


2 3 4 


2 5 3 2 


24. 48 


2 5 47 


2 55 5 2 


17 4 


17 


4 29 


24 J 9 


27 44 


26 31 


26 57 


256 57 


17 8 


18 


5 3 C 


25 36 


.28 58 


18 14 


28 8 


258 2 


17 1 1 


19 


6 41 


26 55 


2K 17 


2 9 57 


29 19 


259 7 


17 16 


20 


7 33 


28 14 


4 38 


i b 39 


o n 30 


26O 12 


17 21 


21 


8 35 


2 9 34 


7 o 


3 20 


1 41 


26l 17 


I 7 25 


22 


9 37 


o~55 


9 24 


5 o 


2 5 1 


262 22 


17 3 


2 3 


10 39 


2 17 


11 53 


6 38 


4 i 


263 27 


17 34 


24 


ii 52 


3 39 


H 23 


8 15 


5 lo 


264 3,3 


17 38 


2 5 


12 45 


5 2 


16 59 


9 5i 


6 19 


265 38 


17 43 


26 


13 48 


6 27 


19 30 


ii- 27 


7 27 


266 4, 


'7 47 


27 


14 52 


7 53 


22 5 


'3 


8 34 


267 4*- 


'7 5 1 


28 


1 S 57 


9 2C 


2 4 39 


H 3 6 


9 40 


268 5' 


17 56 


29 


1 7 2 


10 49 


27 20 


16 9 


10 46 


270 c 


3 l8 


30 


l8 J 


12 1C 


3 


17 M 


n 51 


A 



OF ASTROLOGY. 



A TABLE 


Of Houfes, calculated for the Latitude of 51 Degrees 32 Minutes, 


i , douMe Horary Times. 


Sol ui C y i <;rn. 1 


A D 


1 lino 


10 


1 1 


12 


Uccnd.il it 


2 


3 


C\ IX . 


from Noon. 


Houfe 


Houft. 


HoulV 


v 


Houfc. 


f louk. 


D. M. 


H. M. 


Vf 


D y M 


Or: M 


D. M. 


D M 


D n M 


270 o 


18 o 


o 


1 8 8 


12 19 





17 41 


11 51 


271 6 


18 5 


1 


19 14 


13 5 


2 37 


19 10 


12 56 


272 12 


18 9 


2 


20 20 


'5 23 


5 19 


20 38 


14 a 


2/3 i? 


18. 13 


3 


21 26 


16 57 


7 55 


22 5 


is ' 


274 22 


18 l; 


4 


^2 34 


18 32 


10 29 


2 3 3^ 


16 13 


275 27 


l8 22 


5 


2 3 42 


20 6 


'3 2 


2 4 54 


17 l; 


2/6 33 


18 26 


6 


M 50 


21 45 


'5 37 


26 17 


l8 20- 


2 77 3 b> 


18 30 


7 


2 5 59 


23 22 


18 7 


27 41 


19 22 


27 8 43 


>8 35 


8 


27 9 


25 c 


20 35 


29 ^ 


20 24' 


279 48 


18 39. 


9 


28 19 


26 39 


23 


o n 26 


21 


280 53 


18 44 


10 


29 28 


28 2C 


2 5 22 


1 46 


22 


281 58 


18 48 


3 I 


0^38 


X 2 


27 43 


3 i 


23 28 


283 3 


18 52 


12 


i 48 


1 45 


3 


4 23 


24 3 


284 8 


18 57 


'3 


2 59 


3 20 


2 b l6 


5 3', 


^5 3 1 ! 


285 13 


19 i 


M 


4 10 


5 * 


4 27 


6 c^ 


26 32 


286 17 


'9 5 


'5 


5 22 


6 54 


6 33 


8 ~fc 


27 33 


287 22 


19 9 


16 


6 34 


8 39 


8 39 


9 20 


2^ 3s 


288 27 


19 14 


3 7 


7 46 


io 25 


10 43 


10 31 


29 32 


289 31 


19 18 


18 


8 59 


12 12 


12 42 


11 41 


QS2 30 


29 35 


19 22 


J 9 


10 12 


'3 59 


14 40 


12 5 c 


1 2^ 


19 1 39 


I 9 2 7 


20 


11 27 


J 5 46 


16 31 


*3 38 


2 27 


292 43 


J 9 33 


21 


12 40 


A 7 33 


18 20 


J 5 


3 2^; 


293 47 


*9 35 


22 


<3 54 


19 21 


20 5 


16 n 


4 23 


294 5 i 


'9 39 


2 3 


15 8 


21 1C 


21 52 


J 7 17 


5 2C 


2 95 54 


19 44 


24 


l6 22 


23 o 


23 33 


1 8 22 


o 1 6 


296 57 


19 48 


2 5 


1 7 37 


24 .50 


25 !3 


19 26 


7 13 


298 o 


'9 52 


26 


18 53 


26 39 


26 49 


20 29 


8 9 


299 3 


*9 59 


27 


2O 1C 


28 26 


28 22 


21 32! 9 5 


300 6 


20 o 


28 


21 27 


O V 12 


29 53 


22 34 


10 2 


;,oi 6 


20 5 


2 9 


22 43 


1 57 


i 1123 


2 3 35 


10 5 (, 


. 2 12 


20 9 


30 - 


24 o 


3 4i 


2 ^0 


2 4 3 6 


11 <( 


A 



J 9 



AN ILLUSTRATION 



A TABLE 


Of Houfes, calculated for the Latitude of 51 Degrees 32 Minutes, 


by double Horary Times. 


!Sol in Aquaries. 


A R 


Time 


10 


11 


12 


Aicendani 


2 


3 


n. j\. . 


from Noon. 


Houfe. 


Hcufe. 


Houfe. 


n 


Houfe. 


Houfe. 


D. M. 


H. M. 


MM 
MM 


D^ M 


D vM 


D. M. 


D n M 


D sM 


3O2 12 


20 9 


O 


24 o 


3 4 1 


2 50 


24 3 6 


11 55 


3-3 1 4 


20 13 


I 


25 17 


5 26 


4 H 


25 3& 


12 51 


304 16 


2O 17 


2 


26 34 


7 ii 


5 37 


26 35 


1 3 45 


305 ib 


2O 21 


3 


2 7 5 1 


8 56 


6 58 


27 3 5 


H 39 


306 2C 


20 25 


4 


29 8 


10 40 


8 17 


28 31 


!5 32 


307 2i 


20 29 


5 


OK 25 


12 25 


9 33 


29 28 


16 26 


308 24 


20 34 


6 


1 43 


14 10 


10 49 


O25 24 


17 19 


3 C 9 25 


20 38 


7 


3 ' 


J 5 5.4 


12 3 


1 20 


18 13 


310 26 


20 42 


8 


4 19 


!7 37 


13 14 


2 if. 


19 6 


311 27 


20 46 


9 


5 37 


19 22 


14 24 


3 i 1 


20 c 


312 27 


20 50 


10 


6 55 


21 4 


15 3 2 


4 5 


20 5; 


3*3 28 


20 54 


1 1 


8 ,3 


22 45 


16 40 


4 5^ 


21 46 


3M- 29 


21 5 ii 


12 


9 3 J 


24 24 


17 46 


5 5 ! 


22 39 


3*5 29 


21 2 


>3 


10 40 


26 2 


18 53 


6 43 


2 3 3 1 


316 29 


21 6 


H 


13 6 


2 7 3 8 


19 56 


7 35 


24 23 


3 1 ? 29 


2 I 10 


'5 


12 2.4 


29 *3 


20 58 


8 27 


25 14 


318 29 


21 14 


16 


14 42 


3 ; 


22 O 


9 18 


26 5 


319 2S 


,21 l8 


J 7 


16 c 


2. 1C 


23 o 


10 9 


26 S 6 


320 27 


21 22 


18 


17 19 


3 42 


24 o 


11 c 


27 44 


321 26 


2 I 26 


19 


i 8 37 


5 ii 


24 5S 


1 1 50 


28 38 


o 5 O .- 

.. jZ. & +j , 


21 30 


20 


19 55 


6 40 


25 55 


32 40 


20 29 


323 2 4 


21 34 


21 


21 12 


8 8 


26 51 


r 3 29 


Oil 20 


i3 2 4 23 


21 38 


22 


22 2 


9 35 


2 7 47 


14 18 


1 H 


325 21 


2 I 41 


2 3 


23 4' 


11 i 


28' 41 


'5 6 


2 I 


326 2C 


21 45 


2 4 


2-5 3 


!2 26 


29 36 


! 5 54 


2 51 


327 It 


21 49 


25 


26 20 


'3 5 C 


O 25 29 


10 43 


3 42 


328 l6 


21 53 


26 


2 7 37 


1 S 1 3 


1 22 


r 7 31 


4 32 


3 2 9 M 


21 57 


2 7 


28 54 


16 35 


2 14 


1 8 20 


5 2 3 


33 al 


22 I 


28 


O V 12 


17 56 


3 5 


19 8 


6 13 


33 1 9 


22 5 


29 


I 29 


19 16 


3 5 6 


^9 56 


7 3 


h 3 2 ^ 


22 8 


3 


2 4 T 


20 34 


4 45 


20 44 


7 53 


1 At 

1 i- 



OF ASTROLOGY. 



| ATA 15 L E 


Of Howies calculated for the Latitude of 51 Degrees 3 2\ inutes, by 


double ilurary r \ \\\. , 


Sol in Pifces. 


A i ^ 


'1 in.c 


IO 


1 1 


12 




2 




A- R. 


From Noon 


Houfc 


1 loufe 


Hou c 


Afcendan 


Houfe 




D. M. 


H. M. 


H 


D r M 


D oM 


D. *> > . 


IXM 




53* 6 


22 8 





2 47 


zo 34 


4 4 


20 44 




333 3 


22 12 


I 


4 3 


21 50 


5 3 


.11 41 




534 o 


22 l6 


2 


5 '9 


2 3 5 


6 2 


22 I 7 




334 57 


22 20 


3 


6 35 


24 18 


7 12 


23 2 




335 54 


22 24 


4 


7 5< 


25 30 


8 c 


2 3 47 




336 51 


22 27 


5 


9 ^ 


26 42 


8 48 


24 3 1 




337 48 


22 31 


6 


10 21 


2 7 53 


9 35 


2 5 J 5 




338 45 


22 35 


7 


I I 36. 


29 3 


10 22 


26 o 




339 4i 


22 39 


8 


12 51 


o n 12 


ii 7 


^ 45 




340 37 


22 42 


9 


14 6 


1 20 


ii 5 2 


J 7 3^ 


5 1 9 


34i 3.i 


22 46 


10 


15 20 


2 27 


12 37 


28 14 


16 8 


342 29 


22 50 


H 


16 33 


3 33 


13 2 3 


-8 58 


16 57 


-U3 25 


22 54 


12 


17 45 


4 39 


i4 7 


29 42 


17 4^ 


344 21 


22 57 


13 


,8 57 


5 44 


14 54 


& 25 


'835 


;345 '7 


23 I 


H 


20 9 


6 48 


15 35 


* 9 


'9 25 


1346 12 


23 5 


15 


21 21 


7 5 1 


16 17 


52 


20 I 4 


347 S 


23 8 


16 


22 32 


8 54 


17 i 


2 3 6 


21 3 


134* 3 


23 12 


'7 


2 3 43 


9 5 6 


17 44 


3 19 


21 52 


[348 59 


23 l6 


18 


24 54 


10 58 


18 26 


4 2 


22 4 I 


1349 54 


23 20 


',9 


26 5 


ii 59 


19 9 


4 46 


2 3 30 


35P 49 


23 2 3 


20 


27 16 


13 o 


19 5- 


5 3 


2 4 19 


35 i 45 


23 2-7 


21' 


28 26 


14 o 


20 33 


6 14 


*5 8 : 


35* 40 


23 3! 


22 


29 36 


15 o 


21 15 


658 


2558 


353 35 


23 34 


23 


0045 


I% 5 59 


21 5 6 


7 42 


2647 


354 3 


23 38 


24 


1 54 


16 58 


22 37 


8 26 


2736 


355 25 


23 42 


25 


3 2 


'7 56 


23 18 


9 10 


28 26 ! 


356 20 


23 45 


26 


4 10 


1 8 52 


24 59 


9 54 


2 9 '5 


557 J5 


23 49 


27 


5 18. 


T 9 47 


24 3 


o 38 


3|R 4 


358 10 


2 3 53 


28 


6 26 


20 40 


25 21 


I 22 


53 


359 5 


23 5 6 


29 


7 33 


*i 34 


26 2 


2 5 


i 43 


;'^6O O 


24. o 


3 


8 4 o 


22 27 


26 42 


2 49 


2 33 


No. 10. Xx ItB 



182 AN. ILLUSTRATION 

It is no uncommon thing with many readers, and particularly thole 
not very converfant with figures, to pals over all tables as intricate, or 
difficult to underftand. But, fince no information can be obtained in the 
practical part of this fcience without them, it is proper to caution all my 
readers againft this much-miftaken notion ; for every perfon who can make 
ufe of a Ready Reckoner or Trader's Sure Guide, may with equal eafe un- 
der ft and all the tables calculated for this work. 

The ufe of the Ephemeris, in letting a figure, is to point out the places 
of the planets at noon, whenever required. For this purpofe, we refer 
to the given day of the month, in the firft column of the right-hand page, 
and oppofite to it, in the fecond column, is the Sun's place or longitude 
that day at noon. ~So alfo, in the fame line of the fucceeding columns 
through the whole Table, are the places of the Moon, Saturn, Jupiter, 
Mars, Venus, and Mercury, as fpecified at the top of each diftinct co- 
lumn ; and thefe are true places of the Sun, Moon, and planets, 
every -day throughout the year, precifely at twelve o'clock at noon. 
Therefore, if the figure be erected before that time, the diurnal motion 
of the planets muft be deducted in hours and minutes, in proportion to 
the rate they move at per hour ; but, if it be erected after noon, then fo 
many hours or minutes mull be added as will bring them to the precifo 
time of erecting the figure. 

The twelve Tables of Houfes are next to be referred to ; and thefe are 
calculated to mow what degrees of each fign pofTefs the cufps of the 
twelve houfes of heaven when the figure is erected. They begin with 
the Sun's entrance into the lign Aries, and mow his progrefs through 
each degree of the twelve figns of the zodiac. 

Now let it be required, by way of example, to erect a figure for Fri- 
day, the iith day of June, 1784, at 1 1 h. 24 min. A. M. that is, at 
twenty-four minutes paft eleven o'clock in the morning. To do this, 1 
refer to the firfr. column of the right-hand page of the Ephemeris for 
June, and oppofite the nth day of the month, in the fecond column, 
which has 0's longitude printed at the top, I find 21. 3. 27, with the 
fign E prefixed at the fide of the firft range of figures. This indicates, 
that the -Sun, at twelve o'clock that day, is in twenty-one degrees three 
minutes and twenty-leven feconds of Gemini ; but the minutes and 
feconds, when lefs than thirty, are rejected without fenfible error, and, 
when more than thirty, have as many added as will make them up even 
degrees. I therefore turn to the Table of Houfes, and in the page enti- 
tled Sol in Gemini \ look for the- column that has the fign n at the 
top, which is the third ; I feek for 2 1 degrees, and in the column on 

the 



OF ASTRO LOG 183 

the left fide of it, entitled Time from Noon, I find, even with 21 degr 
<;h. 21 min. '1 he hours and minutes thus found are uniformly to b c 
added to the time or hour of the day when the figure is erected, 
lets it be precifel.y at noon, in which cafe, as, we have before oblcrved, 
the places of the Sun, planets, and fjgns, are to be fct down exactly a^ 
they are found in the Ephemeris, and Tables of Houtcs. But, the pre- 
feht figure being creeled ju ft thirty-fix minutes before twelve o'clock, I 
am to add this time, reckoning from noon the preceding day, to the 
above 5 h. 21 min. and from thefe two fums added together I fubtrac~t 
twenty-four hours, and the remainder will give the degrees of each of the 
twelve figns, as then pofited upon the cufps of the horofcope ; thus : 

h. min. 

Time anfwering to 21 degrees of n 5 21 

Time from noon the preceding clay 23 24 

Added together, make 28 45 
Subtract 24 o 



Remainder 4 45 



I feek this remainder in the table of houfes entitled Sol in Gemini, in 
the column of Time from Noon ; but, not finding 4. 45, I take the neareft 
number to it, which is 4. 46 ; and oppofite this number, in the next 
column on the right, 1 find 13 degrees of Gemini in the tenth houfe, 
which is denoted by icth Houfe n, at the top of the column ; and there- 
fore 1 place thirteen degrees of Gemini in the line or cufp of the tenth 
boufe of the figure. This done, I refer to the next column in rotation 
to the right hand, and in the fame line with the twenty-one degrees of 
Gemini I find 20. 7, and looking to the top of the column, find it to 
be twenty degrees and feven minutes of the fig , with 1 1 Houfe over, 
and therefore I place twenty degrees feven minutes of Cancer upon the 
cufp of the eleventh houfe. I follow the fame rule with the next co- 
lumn, where 1 find 21. 48, and looking to the top find the fign , 12 
Houfe, and accordingly place twenty-one degrees, thirty-eight minutes 
of Leo upon the cufp of the twelfth houfe in the figure. Then I refer 
to the next column, where I find 17. i, and at the top the word Afcen- 
dant with the fign 5? prefixed, which figmfies that feventeen degrees one 
minute of Virgo occupy the firft hcufe, or Afcendant, which I place ac : 
cordingly. I then refer to the next column, and even with the preced- 
ing figures fland 9. 15, when, looking up the column, I obferve the 
fign = below i$, and 2 Houfe at the top, which (hows that nine degrees 
fifteen minutes of Libra are to be placed on the cufp of the fecond houfe. 
Ibis done, 1 refer to the laft column, and even with the former num- 
bers 



1 8.4 AN I L L U S T RATION 

bers I find 7. 48 ; and, looking up the column as before, I obferve the 
fig n nt below A, and 3 Houfe over, which indicates that feven degrees 
forty-eight minutes of Scorpio are to be placed on the cufp of the third 
houle. Thus the fix orienta) houfes, namely, the tenth, eleventh, twelfth, 
firft, fecond, and third, are fu mimed with the degrees of each fign then 
riling upon them ; and the fix occidental houfes, being oppofite to the 
former, are always furnifhed with the fame degrees and minutes of the, 
oppofite figns ; thus : 

Houfes oppofite* Signs oppofite, 

4 10 r ^ 

5 M "V 

6 12, n $ 

1 7 25 V? 

2 & ^ 2 

3 9 m x 

So that the tenth houfe is oppofite to the fourth, and the fourth to 
the tenth; the eleventh to the fifth, and the fifth to the eleventh; and 
ib through the whole ; the ufe of which* is, that, if on the cufp of the 
tenth houfe you find the fign Aries, then on the cufp of the fourth houfe 
you mufr. place the fign Libra, and, whatever degree and minute of Aries 
pofTefles the cufp of the tenth houfe, the fame degree and minute of Li- 
bra mufr. be placed on the cufp of the fourth houfe ; and the fame rule 
muft be obferved with all the other houfes and figns, which is univerfal, 
and ever holds true. For example, in the prefent figure, we have placed 
13 degrees of n on the cufp of the tenth houfe; now t being oppofite 
to n, and the fourth houfe to the tenth, I therefore place 13 degrees of 
| on the cufp of the fourth houfe. 'Upon the cufp of the eleventh 
houfe, 20 degrees 7 minutes of Cancer being already placed, and the 
fifth houfe being oppofite to the eleventh, and v? oppofite ss, I there- 
fore put 20 degrees 7 minutes of v? upon the cufp of the fifth houfe. 
The cufp of the twelfth houfe being alfo occupied with 21 degrees 38 
minutes of ft, I place 21 degrees 38 minutes of the oppofite fign ?z 
upon the cufp of the fixth houfe, which is oppofite the twelfth. Upon 
the cufp of the firfr. houfe, or afcendant, there is 1 7 degrees i minute of 
ig>, and the feventh houfe being oppofite to the firft, and the fign K to 
TJU, I accordingly place 17 degrees i minute of x upon the cufp or line 
of the feventh houfe. Having alfo placed 9 degrees 15 minutes of ^ 
upon' the cufp of the fecond houfe, I place 9 degrees 15 minutes of the 
oppofite fign r upon the cufp of the eighth houie, which is oppofite to 
the fecond. I then refer to the third houfe, upon the cufp of which are 
placed 7 degrees 48 minutes of m ; and the oppofite houfe to this being 

the 



OF ASTROLOGY. 185 

the ninth, and tf the oppofite fign, I place 7 degrees 48 minutes of 
Taui u^ upon the culp of the ninth houic. And thus the twelve houles 
arc completely occupied u i'.h the twelve figns of the zodiac, with the 
degrees alcctuling at the preciie time of crediting the figure. 

Having fo far Succeeded, the next thing is to place the Sun, Moon, and 
planets, in the figure, agreeable to their poll turn at that time in the heavens, 
and this is allo to be done by the help of the right-hand page of the Ephe- 
nn-ris. For inihmcc, I again refer to the nth of June, and oppofite 
to it, in tiie column of the 's longitude, I find him in 21 degrees 3 
minutes and 27 ieconds of Gemini that day at noon. But as the figure is 
creeled thirty-iix minutes before noon, I note how far the Sun has moved 
Irom noon the preceding day, and find he has gone at the rate of fifty- 
feven minutes, which gives a difference of one minute and twenty-feven 
ieconds for the time before noon, as follows : 

Ju min. fee. 

Sun's place at noon, June iith 21 3 27 
Deduct for 36 min. before noon o i 27 

Remains 21 2 o 

Thus 1 find the Sun's place at twenty-four minutes after eleven o'clock, 
in 21 degrees 2 minutes of Gemini; which fign being then upon the cufp 
of the tenth houle, I therefore place the Sun in that houfe, clofe to the 
fign, with thefe degrees and minutes. I then refer to the Ephemeris for 
the Moon's place, and in the column of her longitude, oppofite the I ith 
day of the mouth, I find her in 5 degrees 46 minutes of r, at noon; but, 
to know her place thirty-iix minutes before, I note how much me goes 
in an hour, and find her motion to be 35 minutes; then I deduct 21 mi- 
nutes for the time before noon, and find her true place to be in 5 hours 
25 minutes of Aries, which I accordingly enter before the cufp of the 
eighth houfe clofe to that fign. I then refer to the Ephemeris for the 
planet b, and on the nth of June I find him retrograde in 22 degrees 
53 minutes of the fign v?, wherefore I place him under Capricorn, in the 
fifth houfe, with an R prefixed, to denote that he is retrograde. I refer 
to the Ephemeris in like manner for the planets Jupiter, Mars, Venus, 
and Mercury, which I alfo enter in their proper places in the figure, viz. 
Jupiter in 7 degrees 36 minutes of K, Mars in 27 degrees i minute of 
5, Venus in 5 degrees 5 minutes of n, and Mercury. retrograde, in 24 
degrees 2 minutes of the fame fign. 

The planets being thus entered, I next refer to the top of the fecond 
page of the Ephemeris, for the column of the Moon's node, which we 
term the Dragon's Head, and 1 find on the 7th day of the month it is 

No. 10. Y y in 



AN ILLUSTRATION 

in four degrees of Pifces ; but, as it moves backward about three minutes 
per day, I dedu6t eleven minutes, to bring it to the iith of June, and 
its place will then be in four degrees 8 minuses of Piices ; 1 therefore 
enter it in the (ixth houfe, under the fign x ; and, as the place of the 
Dragon's Tail is always oppofite to the Dragon's Head, 1 place it in the 
fame degrees of the oppofite fign, which in this figure falls in the twelfth 
houfe, which is oppofite to the fixth. 

The figure is now entirely completed, except putting in the Part of 
Fortune, which is the diftance of the Moon's place from the Sun's added 
to the afcendant. The mode of determining this has commonly be^n by 
" firft finding the true place of the Moon, then the true place of the Sun ; 
then fubtracling the Sun's place from the Moon's, and adding to the re- 
mainder the degrees of the afcendant ; and this, if taken in the fphere of 
the Moon, gives the place of the Part of Fortune. But, a much more 
correcl method having been adopted by the learned Placidus, we recom- 
mend it in preference to any other; it is as follows: Firft note the fign 
and degree on the afcendant, and enter with the fame fign and degree in 
the Table of Oblique Afcenfions calculated for this work, in the latitude 
wherein you erect your figure ; and in the common angle of meeting you 
will find the number required. Then enter the fame table with the de- 
gree of the Sun, and fubtracl: the oblique afcenfion of the one from the 
other, and the remainder will be the Sun's diftance from the afcendant. 
Then take the right afcenfion of the Moon, and enter the Table of the 
Moon's Right Afcenfion, under the degrees of north or fouth latitude, as 
fhe then happens to be ; and, when the Moon's right afcenfion is found, 
fubtraft it from the Sun's diftance from the afcendant, and the remainder 
will be the right afcenfion of the Part of Fortune. For example, in 
the figure before us : deg. min. 

The fign njj has 17 deg. i min. upon the afcen- 
dant, the oblique afcenfion of which is 161 33 

The oblique afcenfion of the (both being in 

northern figns, nothing is added) is 47 43 



Which being fubtradled from the others, remains 113 50 
Then fubtracl the right afcenfion of the Moon, 2 52 

Remains in 58 

Which is the right afcenfion of the Part of Fortune. I refer for this 
fum to the firft column of the preceding Tables of Houfes, under A. R. 

J In this operation always o^ferve, that, if the fign attending be fouthern, and the fign in 
which the Sun i pi.fited be northern, then add the whole circle of the zodiac, or three hundred 
and flxty degrees, of the northern fign; and vice verfa^ if a northern fign afcend, and the Sun be 
placed in a fouthern. 

which 



OF ASTROLOGY. 



.87 



which fignifies Right Afcenfion; and in the fourth table, or Sol in Can- 
cer, I find 1 1 1 deg. 39 miu. which is only nineteen minutes lefs ; and op- 
jiolitc to this fum, in tJic third column of the tahle, (lands 20, with the 
lign at the top, and this denotes the Part of Fortune to be in 20 de- 
grees of Cancer; but, as nineteen minutes were wanting to make up the 
number, I allow one minute more, becaufe fifteen minutes on the equator 
is equal to i minute of time; and heucethe true place of the Part of For- 
tune falls in 20 degrees i minute of Cancer; and 1 accordingly enter it be- 
low that fign in the fcheme, which is now completed, and flands thus : 



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SCHEME OR FIGURE 
of the 
HEAVENS, 

On Friday, llth of June, llh. 
24 min. A. M. or Fort noon, 

1784. 
<J hor. Sub. lat. 51 32'. 


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This figure includes all that is required for the purpofe of judging 
horary queftions, and the like ; but, in nativities, and in the more imme- 
diate concerns of life and death, regard muft be had to the fixed ftars 
according to their magnitude, influence, and pofitions near the afcendant 
or its lord, near the Moon, or the other fignificators. And becaufe it is 
of importance to know their natures, qualities, and fignificators, 1 ftiall 
fubjoin a Table of the moft coniiderable fixed ftars in the northern he- 
mifphere, and then mow how to collect fuch of them into the horofcope 
as may relate to the fubjedt at any time under investigation. 

A TABLE 



AN ILLUSTRATION 



A TABLE of the principal FIXED STARS near the Ecliptic, (howirig 
their true Longitude, Latitude, .Magnitude, and Nature. 


NAMES of the FIXED STARS. 


LvHiguude. 

Si n. M 


Latitude. 
D. M. D. 


Ma v 


N 1 afure.' 




T o 25 
T 6 u 
T u 20 

r 14 5 8 

Y^ 27 22 

b 4 39 
ii ii 
b u 29 
b *3 9 

b 26 o 
b 26 56 
n 5 25 

n 6 45 

n 13 s 6 
n 17 53 

n 18 55 

n 19 19 

fl 20 23 

n 20 40 
n 21 4 i 
n z> 4 1 
n 27 5 i 
n 8 21 

03 6 o 

S5 17 1 
55 2O 1 2 

S 22 4 7 


20 47 S 
22 35 N 
2- 42 N 
25 < 

25 59 N 

9 57 N 

27 46 N 

!2 37 S 

22 22 N 

4 30 N 
4 o N 

2 36. S 

5 31 
31 u S 

16 53 S 

22 51 N 
23 3S 

24 33 S 
13 26 S 

2 14 S 

16 6 S 
0138 
21 27 N 
6 48 S 

10 2 N 

6 3 s N 
15 57 S 
i 14 N 
3 8 N 
04 S 
o 26 Jsj 

22 2f N 

16 15 s 
14 20 N 

12 1 8 N 

33 S 
3 N 
i 59 N 
o 25 is; 

8 35 N 
17 19 N 

i 5 N 
u 30 N 

4 S 
4 2 7 S 
7 18 N 

29 21 Js 

22 7 N 

2 29 S 

19 26 N 

21 S 

U 7 N 


2 

2 
2 

4 
2 

3 

2 
2 
3 

5 
3 
3 
i 
i 

2 
I 

2 
2 
4 

3 

2 

4 

2 
2 
2 
2 

2 

Nt-b 

4 
4 
i 
i 
3 

2 
I 

4 
i 
i 

2 
2 

3 

2 

3 

2 
I 

3 

2 

3 

3 

2 

I 
2 


b 
o" 9 
V 9 
b 
2 
b <J 
9 
b 
b V 
<? 2 
c? 2> 
9 
<J 
V c? 
cf ^ 

9 <J. 

V b 

V b 

V 

<J 9 

c? 

(? 9 

9 9 
cJ9b 
c? 
tf c? 

(? J> 

<J O 

c? 
c? 
b 9 
b9^ 
b 9 
b99 
9 9 
V S 

9 <y 

b 9 
V c? 
c? b 
b 9 
<J V 
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9 ^ 
b 9 
b $ 

V 

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V 












The It ft Foot of Andromeda 
The Bright Star in the Jaw of the Whale ... 














She- Croat 




The middle Star in Orion's Belt 
The higheft Star in the Head of Orion 




















North Aflellus ...-. 


SI 4 i5 

SI 4 20 

SI 5 37 
SI 26 27 
SI 24 12 

m 6 5 2 

"? I0 

rrp 1 8 x2 

rt 20 27 

: 19 7 
: 20 45 

nx 12 6 
ni i 6 i; 
in 2 9 5 

* 9. 5 

j 6 9 

J 5 57 
| 6 42 

} '4 55 
v? 28 58 
"X, 8 31 

2! 20 28 
X 20 25 

K o 40 

K 2 ? 42 


South AflcSlus , 












Crat-r, or the Bottom of the Pitcher 












Higher Star in the Forehead of the Scorpion 
















Fomahaut 





The 



O F A S T R O L O G V. 189 

The firft column contains the names of the ftars ; the fecond (hows 
their longitude, or in \\hat degree and minute of the twelve figns 
they are foliated ; the third (hows the degree and minute of their lati- 
tude, either north or Ibuth, which is denoted by the letters N. S. 
The fourth column denotes their magnitude ; and the fifth mows their 
natural quality. Kor example: The ftar in the wing of Pegafus is in lix 
degrees eleven minutes of Aries; has twelve degrees thirty-five minutes 
north latitude, is of the fecond magnitude, and participates of the nature 
and quality of Mars and Mercury. The fixed ftars may he found and 
diftinguifhed in the heavens by their conjunctions with the Moon, or by 
obferving their order from any given point in the heavens ; thus, begin 
with the Pleiades* vulgarly called the Seven Stars, and next to them in 
order, but fomewhat lower, is a large red ftar called Aldebaran, or the 
South Eye of the Bull ; next follows Orion's Belt or Girdle, which are three 
Ihirs in a rank thus, *** and are vulgarly called the Yard or Ell. 

7 O J 

Next follows a flar called the Great Dog, which is a large bright ftar, 
fomewhat lower than the girdle of Orion. The next is called the Head 
of Gemini, and is about the height of the Seven ftars ; there are two to- 
gether, appearing thus, # * ; the largeft of the two is the (tar here nomi- 
nated. The next, which follows in order, is called South Aflcllus, no 
great ftar, but of a red colour ; there are two of them, near together and 
alike, and ftand or appear thus, * # ; the lowed of the two is the ftar 
here meant. Next in order follows a ftar called the Head of Hydra, 
lower than AHellvs, and of a bright white colour. Then follows a ftar 
in the flank of the Lion, very bright, and about the height of the Se- 
ven Stars. Next to that the Virgin's Girdle, a bright fhir, and lower 
than the flank of the Lion. And next follows a curious flar called the 
Virgin's Spike, very large and bright ; it is a ftar of the firft mag- 
nitude, and appears a little lower, or more ibutherly, than the Virgin's 
Girdle. Next in order follows the ftar called Arclurus, a very remarka- 
ble bright red-coloured ftar, about the latitude of the Pleiades. Then 
follows the frar of the Crown, large and bright, and higher than Arclu- 
rus. Then the Right Shoulder of Hercules, of a pale white colour, near 
the altitude of the Seven Stars. Then follows the Head of Ophiucus, of 
a pale white colour, and ibmewhat fouthward of Hercules. Then ap- 
pears a ftar under the armpit of Sagittary, a bright liar, but very 1 
Next, the bright ftar of the Vulture, large, and lower than the Seven Stars. 
The next ftar is called the Left Shoulder of the Water-bearer ; about 
altitude of Orion's Girdle, of a pale white colour. The next in order is 
the irar called Marc!;ab, being a ftar of a bright colour, a little lower than 
the Seven Stars, but much bigger. Then follows the Southern Star of 
the Whale's Tail ; this ftar is of a pale colour, and about the height of 
the Sun the fhortefl clay. Then follows a ftar called the Girdle of An- 
No. 10. Zz dromeda 



i 9 o AN ILLUSTRATION 

drumeda, a bright glittering ftar, and much higher than the Pleiades. 
Laftly, there is the bright ftar of the Ram, of a red colour, and lower 
than the Seven Stars. Thofe that would be curious in theie fpeculations 
ihould iludy the celeftial globe, and learn to be very expert in the uie of 
it, which is eaiily attained, and alfo very entertaining. 

' Now, to know whether any of the fixed ftars fall into the figure erecl- 
cd, I note the fign and degree upon the cufps of the houfes, and then exa- 
mine the fecond column of the foregoing Table of Fixed Stars, and, if I find 
either of them afcending or delcending within five degrees of the iigns 
upon the cufps of the feveral houfes, they are then to be entered in the 
fame manner as the planets, and their qualities and influences are to be 
duly weighed, according to the nature of whatever planet they corref- 
pond with, which is mown in the laft column of the Table. In the fore- 
going figure of the heavens, I obferve 17 degrees i minute of n? upon 
the attendant; then, looking down the twelve iigns in order in the 
fecond column of fixed ftars, I find f% 18. 32, and even with it, in the firft 
column, the Tail of the Lion, which mows that this ftar is allo aicend- 
ing within five degrees of the cufp of the firft houfe, or afcendant ; and 
therefore I place it in the firft houfe of the figure, under the iign r#. I then 
examine the other cufps according to their rotation, and, on the cufp of 
the fourth houfe, I find t 13. o, and, in the table of fixed ftars, I find 
J '14. 55. and even with it the Right Knee of Ophiucus, which 
mows that this ftar is within two degrees of the cufp of the fourth 
houfe, in which I accordingly place it. On the cufp of the fixth houfe 
I fee yz 21. 38, and in the Table of Fixed Stars I find Marchab Pegafi in 
vz 20. 25 ; 1 therefore place it under the fign as in the fixth houfe of the 
figure. Upon the cufp of the eighth houfe in the figure is r 9. 15, 
and in the Table of Fixed Stars I find the Head of Andromeda in V i i. 20, 
I therefore place it juft within the cufp of the eighth houfe. Upon the 
medium coeli, I find n 13. o, and in the table 1 find the eminent fixed 
ftar Rigel, of the firft magnitude, in n 13. 56; I therefore place him in 
the mid-heaven. Upon the cufp of the eleventh (lands 20. 7, and 
in the table I find the ftar Pollux in s 20. 12, which I enter within the 
cufp of the eleventh houfe. Upon the cuip of the twelfth is Si 21. 38, 
and in the Table I find the ftar Hydra in si 24. 12, and therefore I enter 
him in twenty-four degrees of Leo in the twelfth houfe ; and thus I have 
collected the petitions of all the planets and eminent fixed ftars, as they 
flood in the heavens at twenty-four minutes paft eleven o' clock, on Fri- 
day the eleventh of June, 1784. As the fixed ftars move on their lon- 
gitude at the rate of fifty ieconds per year, and of courfe vary in their po- 
x fition, I have for this reafon calculated a Table, by which their (ituation 
may be known at any given time, paft or to come. 

TABLE, 



O F ASTROLOGY. 



191 



TABLE, mowing the Places of the FIXED STARS, at any Time, pad 

or to come. 



Years. 


IVijrci-.s 


Min. 


c. 


Years. 


J,'r_n-< 


Min. 


Sec. 


i 








50 


40 





33 


20 


2 


O 


i 


40 


5 





41 


40 


3 


O 


2 


30 


60 


O 


50 





4 


O 


3 


20 


70 


O 


5 


20 


5 


O 


4 


10 


80 


I 


6 


4^ 


6 


O 


5 


O 


90 


I 


J5 


o 


7 


O 


5 


5 


IOO 


I 


2 3 


20 


8 





6 


40 


2OO 


2 


46 


4 


9 


O 


7 


3 


3OO 


2 
~t 


10 





10 


O 


8 


20 


400 


5 


33 


20 


20 


O 


16 


40 


500 


6 


56 


40 


3 


O 


2 5 


O 


6co 


B 


'9 






Now fuppofe it were required to know the fituation of Aldcbaran twenty 
years ago ; I refer to the Table of Fixed Stars, and find him in fix degrees 
forty-five minutes of Gemini, in this prefent year ; I then enter the co- 
lumn of years in the above Table, at No. 20, and even with it in the fol- 
lowing columns fland o. 1 6. 40, which mows that Aldebaran has moved 
fixteen minutes and forty feconds in twenty years ; and, this ium being 
deducted from iix degrees forty-five minutes, his prefent place in Gemi- 
ni, fhows that twenty years ago he was polited in iix degrees eighteen mi- 
nutes and twenty feconds of this fign. This rule will hold good for any 
other ftar, or for any number of years ; only obferving, that, if it be re- 
quired to know the fiar's place twenty years hence, then the iix teen minutes 
and forty feconds muft be added ; and ib in proportion for any other length 
of time. But, fmce the afpects of the planets at the time of erecting the 
figure conftitute the principal index of our judgment, I examine their 
poiition in this refpecl, and note them down under the title of the figure, 
where they fland as a conftant guide to our judgment on the matter under 
consideration. For inftance, I examine the figure above projected, and 
in the mid-heaven I find the Sun in twenty-one degrees two minutes of 
Gemini, and Mercury in twenty-four degrees two minutes of the fame 
fign, applying by his retrograde motion to a partile conjunction with the 
Sun, which 1 note thus, d O 9. Examining the other planets, I find 
Venus in five degrees five minutes of Gemini, and the Moon in five de- 
grees twenty-five minutes of Aries; I then reckon from five degrees of Aries 
to five degrees of Taurus is thirty degrees ; and from five degrees of Tau- 
rus to five degrees of Gemini is thirty degrees more ; thefe amounting to 
fixty degrees, constitute a partile iextile aipecl, which I thus note, 

* D 9. 



* j> 9. Then I obferve Jupiter in feven degrees thirty-fix minutes of 
Pifces, and Venus in five degrees five minutes of Gemini ; and, their dif- 
tance from each other being reckoned as before, they are found to be near 
eighty-eight degrees apart; and, as ninety degrees make a quartile, they 
are now within each other's orbs, and are confeqnently in a platic n 
applying to a partiie afpect, becaufe Venus is a fwifter planet than Jupi- 
ter; wherefore I note down this afpecl: n 9 "U-. Then I find Mars in 
twenty-feven degrees one minute of Cancer, and Saturn retrograde in 
twenty-two degrees fifty-three minutes of Capricorn ; which, being op- 
pofite figns, and the planet's degrees within each other's orbs, conttitute 
a platic oppofition, which I note thus, 8 b $ Thefe being all 
the afpects, I range them together under the title of the figure thus, 
dOS*D9n9bc?. This figure is creeled in the hour of 
Mars, as may be feen by referring to the Table of Planetary Hours ; 1 there- 
fore fignify it thus, $ nor. and, the latitude under which the figure is 
erected being that of London, I enter 51 32', that is, fifty-one degrees 
thirty-two minutes norch latitude. But as no figure can be erected by 
the foregoing Tables of Houfes for any other latitude than that of London, 
without being rectified by the pofitions of the poles, 1 here fubjoin a 
Table of the poles pofitions for the eleventh, third, .twelfth, and fecond, 
houfes, whereby a figure may be erected for any latitude from thirty to 
fixty degrees. 

TABLE of the Circles of Pofitions of the eleventh, third, twelfth, and 
fecond, Houfes, from thirty-one to iixty degrees of Latitude. 



~ - - 

Afcen- 
dant. 
D. 


ii & 3 
Houies. 
D. M. 


12 & 2 

Houfes. 
D. M. 


Afcen- 
dant. 
D. 


ii & 3 
Houfes. 
D. M. 


12 & 2 

Houfes. 
D. M. 


3 1 


ii 25 


21 58 


46 


19 28 


35 9 i 


3 2 


ii 52 


22 47 


47 


20 7 


36 8 


33 


12 19 


2 3 35 


48 


20 49 


37 ! 


34 


12 48 


24 24 


49 


21 33 


38 10 


35 


T 3 17 


2$ 13 


5 


22 17 


39 IJ 


36 


13 4 8 


26 4 


51 


23 4 


40 1 6 


37 


14 17 


26 55 


52 


23 5 1 


41 20 


38 


14 49 


27 46 


53 


24 40 


42 26 


39 


1.5 20 


28 38 


54 


25 34 


43 32 


40 


'5 5 2 


29 32 


55 


26 29 


44 41 


41 


16 25 


30 25 


56 


27 25 


45 5 1 


A 2 


16 59 


31 22 


57 


28 24 


4-7 


43 


17 36 


32 16 


53 


29 26 


48 13 


44 


18 13 


33 '3 


59 


3 3 


49 26 


4- 


18 $o 


34 I I 


60 


3 r 3Q 


5 42 



Suppofc 



O F A S T R O L O G V. 193 

Suppofe it were required to find the poles elevation of the eleventh, 
third, twelfth, and fecond, houfcs, for the latitude of fifty-three degrees. 
I enter the Table at No. 53, under the title Afcendant, and right again ft 
it I find, under the eleventh and third houfes, twenty-four degrees thirty 
minutes, which is the pole's elevation ; and under the twelfth and fecond 
houfes I find forty-two degrees twenty-fix minutes, which is the poles 
elevation for the twelfth and fecond houfes ; and in this manner they may 
be found for any other latitude. 

Now, by knowing the poles elevation for thefe houfes, a figure of the 
heavens may be creeled for the nativity of any perfon born within thirty- 
one to fixty degrees of latitude, For example, fuppofe a perfon born 
in fifty-three degrees of latitude, on the firft of June, 1/84, at thirty- 
fix minutes pafl five o'clock in the afternoon, what would be the de- 
grees of each fign upon the cufps of the twelve houfes ? To know this, 
turn to the Ephemeris for the Sun's place on the firft of June, and it 
will be found in eleven degrees thirty minutes of Gemini; then refer to 
the Table of Houfes for the Sun in Gemini, and in the column under 
loth Houfe, I look down for 1 1. 30, but, finding no minutes, I look into 
the column upon the left hand under Time from Noon, where I find 
4 h. 38 min. the next arch of time being 4 h. 42 minutes, I divide 
the difference for the thirty minutes, which makes the true time 4 h. 40 
min. To this I add 5 h. 36 min. the tirrie after noon, which added to- 
gether make 10 h. 16 min. which 1 leek in the column of time from 
noon ; and in the next column on the right hand I find the figure 2, 
with 10 Houfe w at the top, which denotes that two degrees of Virgo 
are at that time upon the cufp of the tenth houfe. Then, in order to 
know what iigns poiFefs the other houfes, I look into the firft column of 
the Table, with A. R. at the top, which fignifies the right afcenfion of 
time, and even with the above number 1 find 154. o, which declares that 
to be the right afcenfion of the mid-heaven. To thefe 154 degrees T 
add 30, which make together 184; then I refer to the above table for 
poles pofitioh in fifty-three degrees, and even therewith ftand 24. 40. 
which is the pole of the eleventh houfe. I then refer to the Table of 
Oblique Afcenfions, at the end of this work, for twenty-five degrees of la- 
titude, and feek the number 184, which I find in the. column under Li- 
bra, and 1 2 min. over- ; then I look into the 'fir ft column of degrees in this 
Table, and even to 184 ftand 4 ; but thefe twelve minutes being too 
much, I equate for them by the Sexagenary Tables, placed allb at the end 
of this work, by which I find that three degrees forty-three minutes .of 
Libra are to be placed on the culp of the eleventh houfe. Then I add thirty 
degrees to the above 184, for the twelfth houfe, which majj^ 214. I re- 
No. 10. 3 A fer 



i 9 4 AN ILLUSTRATION 

fer to the above Table of Poles Pofition in the latitude of fifty-three de- 
grees for the pole of the twelfth houie, which I find to be 42. 26 ; I re- 
ject the 26, and in the Table of Oblique Afcenfions for lat. 42 I leek 214, 
which I find under the column of Libra ; and, looking into the firft co- 
lumn of degrees, I find 27 ; but, equating by the Sexagenary Table for the 
odd minutes, it gives twenty-fix degrees thirty-one minutes of Libra for 
the cufp of the twelfth houfe. Then, for the firft houfe or afcendant, 
I add to the above 214 thirty degrees more, which make 244, and this 
fum I feek in the above Table under the pole or latitude of birth, which 
is fifty-three degrees ; 1 turn to the Table of Oblique Afcenfions for fifty- 
three degrees, which I find in the column under Scorpio, and even with 
it in the firfl column of degrees I find 14, which mows that foinueeu 
degrees of Scorpio are on the cufp of the afcendant. I then bring down 
the above 244, adding thirty degrees more for the fecond houfe, and thefe 
make 274 ; I then refer to the above Table of Poles Pofition for lat. 53, 
and even with it in the column under Second Houfe I find 42. 26. 1 re- 
ject the 26 as before, and refer to the Tables of Oblique Afcenfions for 
forty-two degrees of latitude, where I feek No. 274, and find it in the 
column under Sagittarius ; and even with it in the firft column of de- 
grees I find 14, which directs 14 degrees of Sagittarius to be placed 
on the cufp of the fecond houfe. Then for the third houfe 1 add thirty 
degrees more to the above -j- 274, which makes together 304 ; 1 then refer 
for the pole's pofition of the third houfe in the above table, and find even 
with lat. 53. the number 24. 42 ; but, as thefe minutes exceed thirty, I 
refer to the Table of Oblique Afcenfions for twenty-five degrees, where I 
feek 304, which I find in the column under Capricorn, and even with it, 
in the firft column of degrees, 1 find 2 1 ; but, by equating as before for 
the odd minutes in the Sexagenary Tables, I find that twenty-one degrees 
twenty-nine minutes of Capricorn are upon the cufp of the third houfe. 
Thus the fix oriental houfes are furniuhed with the proper degrees of each 
fign rifing upon them at the time required, and (land thus : 

Deg. Min. 

On the cufp of the loth houfe '#20 

nth houfe 3 43 

1 2th houfe 26 31 

Afcendant, or ift houfe W 14 o 

2cl houfe J 14 o 

3d houfe v? 21 29 

f Note, that as often as thefe additions of 30 for each progrefllve fign exceed 360, which is the 
whole number of degrees in the circle of the Zodiac, then the circle of 360 muft be fubtradted, 
and the remainder will be the number required of the Tables of Oblique Afcenfions. 

And 



OF A S T R O L O G Y. 195 

And by thefe, the fix occidental houfes are to be furniihed in the fame 
mannor, as before din-di-d, -with the oppofite figns ; but for the lake of 
plainneis I will again ftate them. 



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In this plain, eafy, and obvious, manner, may the fituation of the 
heavens be found for any latitude whatever. But, to make it more eafy, 
it is neceffary to explain what we mean by the poles politions, and the 
equations of time. If we imagine twelve great circles, one of which is 
the meridian of any given place, to anterfecl: each other in the two poles 
of the earth, and to cut the equator in every fifteenth degree, they will be 
divided by the poles into twenty-four iemicircles, which divide the equator 
into twenty-four equal parts ; and as the earth turns on its axis, the planes 
of thefe femicircles come fiicceflively after one another every hour to the 
Sun. And, as in an hour of time there is a revolution of fifteen degrees 
of the equator, in a minute of time there will be a revolution of fifteen 
minutes of the equator, and a fecond of time a revolution of fifteen 
feconds. Thus, to every place fifteen degrees eaftward from any given 
meridian, it is noon an hour fooner than on that meridian, becaule their 
meridian comes to the Sun an hour fooner. And to all places fifteen de- 
grees weftward, it is an hour later, becaufe their meridian comes an hour 
later to the Sun ; and fo on, every fifteen degrees of motion caufing an 
hour's difference of time. Therefore they, who have noon an hour later 
than we, have their meridian, that is, their longitude, fifteen degrees 
weftward from us ; and they, who have noon an hour fooner than we, 
have their meridian or longitude fifteen degrees eaftward from ours ; and 
fo, for every hour's difference of time, fifteen degrees difference of longi- 
tude. And, as we mail have frequent occaiipn to equate the motions of 
the equator with the hours and minutes of time, I here fubjoin two Tables 
for that purpofe. 



TABLES 



AN ILLUSTRATION 

TABLES for converting mean folar Time into Degrees and Parts of the 
terreftrial Equator; and alfo for converting Degrees and Parts of the 
Equator into folar Time. 






TABLE!. For converting Time into 
Degrees and Parts of the Equator. 


TABLE II. For converting Degrees and 
Parts of the Equator into Time. 






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1 


15 


31 


7 45 


1 


4 


31 


2 4 


70 


4 


40 


2 


30 


2 


30 


32 


8 


2 


8 


32 


2 8 


80 


5 


20 


a 


45 


3 


45 


33 


8 15 


3 


12 


33 


2 12 


90 


6 





4 


60 


4 


1 


34 


8 30 


4 


16 


34 


2 16 


100 


6 


40 


5 


75 


5 


1 15 


35 


8 45 


5 


20 


35 


2 20 


110 


7 


20 


6 


90 


6 


I 30 


36 


9 


6 


24 


36 


2 24 


120 


8 





7 


105 


7 


1 45 


37 


9 15 


7 


28 


37 


2 28 


130 


8 


40 


8 


120 


8 


2 


38 


9 30 


8 


32 


38 


2 32 


140 


9 


20 


9 


135 


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2 15 


39 


9 45 


9 


36 


39 


2 36 


150 


10 





10 


150 


10 


2 30 


40 


10 


10 


40 


40 


2 40 


160 


10 


40 


11 


165 


11 


2 45 


41 


10 15 


11 


44 


41 


2 44 


170 


11 


20 


12 


180 


12 


3 


42 


10 30 


12 


48 


42 


2 48 


180 


12 





13 


195 


13 


3 15 


43 


10 45- 


13 


52 


43 


2 5 


190 


12 


40, 


14 


210 


14 


3 30 


44 


H 


14 


56 


44 


2 56 


200 


13 


20 


15 


225 


15 


3 45 


45 


11 15 


15 


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45 


3 


210 


14 





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240 


16 


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11 30 


16 


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3 4 


220 


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17255 


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47 


11 45 


17 


1 8 


47 


3 8 


230 


15 


20, 


118270 


18 


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12 


18 


1 12 


48 


3 12 


240, 


16 





19 285 


19 


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49 


12 15 


19 


1 16 


49 


3 16 


250 


16 


40 


J20 300 


20 


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50 


12 30 


20 


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50 


3 20 


260 


17 


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315 


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51 


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51 


3 24 


270 


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330 


22 


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52 


13 


22 


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52 


3 28 


280 


18 


40 


23 


345 


23 


5 4 


53 


13 15 


23 


1 32 


53 


3 32 


290 


19 


20 


24 


360 


24 


6 C 


54 


13 30 


24 


1 36 


54 


3 36 


300 


20 





25 


375 


25 


6 1 


55 


13 45 


25 


1 40 


55 


3 40 


310 


20 


40 


26 


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26 


6 3C 


56 


14 


26 


I 44 


56 


3 44 


320 


21 


20 


27 


'405 


27 


6 4557 


14 15 


27 


1 48 


57 


3 48 


330 


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28 


7 058 


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28 


1 52 


58 


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340 


22 


40 


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29 


7 1559 


14 45 


29 


2 56 


59 


3 56 


350 


23 


20 


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OF ASTROLOGY. 



'97 



If the reader in Table I. reckons the columns marked with afterifks 
to be minutes of time, the other columns give the equatorcal parts or 
motion in degrees and minutes; if he reckons the afteritk columns to be 
feconds, the others give the motion in minutes and feconds of the equa- 
tor ; if thirds, in feconds and thirds. And if in Table II. he reckons the 
afterifk columns to be degrees of motion, the others give the time 
imhvcring thereto in hours and minuses ; if minutes of motion, the time 
is minutes and feconds; if feconds of motion, the correfponding time is 
given in feconds and thirds. An example hi each cafe will make the 
whole very plain. 

EXAMPLE I. 

In 10 hours 15 minutes 24 feconds 20 thirds, how much of the 
Equator revolves throiigh the Meridian ? 

Deg. M. S. 

Hours 10 150 o o 

Minutes 15 3 45 o 

Seconds 24 060 

Thirds 20 005 

Anfwer 153 51 5 



EXAMPLE II. 

In what time will 153 degrees 51 minutes 5 feconds of the Equator 

revolve through the Meridian ? 

H. M. S. T. 

TV fi?o - 10 o o o 

Degrees | ^ Q ja 

Minutes 51 o 3 24 o 

Seconds 5 o o o 20 



Anfwer 10 15 24 20 



For the convenience of perfons born in any part of England, who 
may want to calculate their own nativity, I have added the following 
table of the latitude and longitude of the moft considerable towns in 
the kingdom, which will like wife anfwer for any other places of birth 
that happen near them. 

No. jo. 3 B A TABLE 



198 AN ILLUSTRATION 

A TABLE of the LATITUDE and LONGITUDE of the principal 
CITIES and TOWNS in ENGLAND. 





Lon. 

22 2O 


Lat. 

CI 22 


Mewcaftle, Northumberland ... 


Lon. 
21 51 


Lat. 

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Bedford 'Bedfordshire 


22 ec 


C2 8 


Nottingham, Nottinghamfhire 


22 14 


C2 cv 




22 C7 


C I CQ 




22 I I 


C I 4.6 




22 ' 12 


C2 I 2. 




22 4.0 


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22 4.O 


C2 2C 




2O 26 


r2 AC 


Cht'fl-er Cheshire 


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C2 14 




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18 41 


1 J M 
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2O CC 


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20 26 


C4. C7 


We!l, Som -rf 'tfliire , 


2O 2Q' 


CI 12 




p* 3 
21 C4 


3T J/ 

C2 C7 


Litchfieid, StafFordfllire ' 


21 2g 


C3 12 




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Dorchefter Dorfetfnirc 


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C4. 4.6 


Coventry, \Varu icklhire ...... 


2 ( C4. 


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Colchefter Eflex 


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C I CO 


Kmriai, \Vt-ftmoreldnd 


2O 4.1 


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Crloucefter, GJloucefterfliire 


21 7 


5* 3 J 

C I C2 


Saiifbuty, Witcftlire 


21 28 


C I 2 


\Vinchetter, Hampfhire ......... 


22 4. 


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C I 2 


Worcefter, Worceftc-rfhirr 


21 8 


> 3 
C2 1 2 


Hertford Hertfordshire 


22 22 


c i co 


York, Yorlcftiire 


22 2 1 


3* X 3 

C ? C7 


Hereford Herefordfhire 


* 3 ^^ 
2O 38 


5 1 b u 

C2 C 




10 8 


33 37 
C2 2A. 


Huntingdon, Huntingdonfhire... 


22. 12 

24. 4.2 


b^ !> 
52 21 

ci I? 


Brecknock, Brecknockfh re ... 
Carmarthen, Carmarthenftiire... 


19 56 

IS C.4. 


? J -^4 

S 1 59 
c I cc 




2 A 7 


5' 

C I 24. 




IQ C 


> 35 


Lancaiter Lancatnire 


** / 

20 22 


5 1 

CA O 


Cardigan, Caidiganfhire 


18 34. 


53 Zl 


Leiccfter, Leicefterftiire 


* 33 
22 14. 


3T 
C2 2O 




IQ C I 


5? 19 


Lincoln Lincolnihire 


27 C/L 


5 3V 

C 2 1 A 


St. AI.'P 11 , Fliiiifhire 


I Q 4.O 


53 ! 4 




i** ;>^ 

2 3 2 ^ 


!> J 1 ^- 

C I 22 


Liandaff, (jiamorganfljire 


*y TV 
2O 2 


53 21 

r I 22 


Monmouth, Monmouthfhire ... 


20 30 

22 26 


> J^ 

5 I 5 I 

CO CO 


Montgomery, Montgomeryfhire 
St. David's, Pembrokeftiiie 


20 JO 
17 ?6 


5 * 3~* 

5 2 37 


Norwich, Norfolk 


24. AC 


IjW IjVJ 

C2 A4. 




20 10 


5 1 59 


Peterborough, Northamptonshire 


*T 'hi 
2 3 7 


S- 5 44 
l5 2 34 









Thus by proper attention to the rules and directions preceding, may' 
any perfon, though of fmall abilities, eret the horofcope, and introduce 
the figns, planets, and ftars, therein, at any given time required. This 
is indifputably a considerable advancement in the practical part of the 
Science of Aftrology ; though it muft be owned, that the mere know- 
ledge of thus defending and arranging the planets in the horofcope, with- 
out we add unto it the ability of defining, from fome certain and expe- 
rienced rules, the meaning, effects, and influences, of them, under what- 
ever afpecls or fituations they may be found, can be of but little or no 
advantage. To make this apparent, let me but afk the reader to turn to 
the foregoing figure of the heavens, erecled for the iith of June 
1784, and delcribe the natural meaning and indications of the figns and 
planets we have taught him to place therein ? A compliance with this 
he finds impoflible, not having either by theory or practice attained to 
them. As a key to this important acquisition, I mail now lay down 
fome experienced rules and aphorifms, which mould be attentively con- 
fidered, and thoroughly underftood, before any further advances are made 
in the ftudy. I fhall therefore begin with the following General Axioms. 

I. That 



O F A S T R O L O G Y. 199 

I. That every fign, planet, and fixed ftar, hath a fpecific and particu- 
lar effect in one houfe, or part of the heavens, diffeient from what they 

lui\e in another. 

II. That the Sun by himfelf in any houfe of a figure hath one effect, 
the Moon another, Saturn another, Jupiter another, and fb on through 
the whole. And that this holds good alfo in refpect to the figns and 
fixed liars. 

III. That, as a planet hath one effect in himfelf, fo hath he another 
when joined in conjunction with another planet ; and by a fextile, quar- 
tilc, trine, and oppolition. 

IV. That the quartile and oppofition of Saturn and Mars have one ef- 
fect ; and the quartile and oppofition of Jupiter and Venus another. 

V. That a planet hath one fpecial or fpecific effecl: when lord of the 
firft houfe or afcendant ; another when lord of the fecond houfe ; another 
when lord of the third houfe; and, when lord of the fourth, flill ano- 
ther ; and fo on through all the twelve houfes of heaven. 

VI. That whatever point of the heavens retains the Sun as fignificator 
in any nativity retains a folar force and influence in refpecl to that native 
as lon^ as he lives. The fame rule extends to the Moon, and to Sa- 

O 

turn, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, &c. Wherefore the horofcope or afcendant 
in every geniture haih and doth contain a radical influence over the na- 
tive's life ; the mid-heaven over his actions and occupation ; and each of 
the other houfes over thofe particular events and viciffitudes to which 
it reflectively appertains. 

VII. That the fame point in the heavens, which in one nativity is the 
place of Sun, may in another nativity be the place of Saturn, Jupiter, 
Mars, Venus, Mercury, or the Moon. 

VIII. That every agent, acting by itfelf, acts only according to its own 
peculiar form and virtue. 

IX. That every patient fuffers according to its own proper nature ; and 
that whatever is received is received only in proportion to the capacity of 
the receiver. 

X. That the fame, always exifting, muft always work the fame effect 
in or upon the fame lubject. Thefe being premifed, we fhall coniider 

The 



2OO 

The Effcds of each PLANET in each of the TWELVE HOUSES. 

SATURN in the firft houfe, or afcendant, fhows melancholy, with many 
forrows ; if near the afcendant, fhort life ; if at a diflance, innumerable 
troubles ; in the fecond, deftroys the fubftance ; in the third, hatred be- 
tween brethren,^and danger and lofs injonrneying; in the fourth, death 
of father and mother before the native, lofs of inheritance and friends ; 
in the fifth, barrennefs, death of children, or difobedient ones if living; 
in the iixth, much ficknefs, crofTes by fervants, and loffes by cattle ; in 
the feventh, an ungovernable wife, fhort and wretched life, with many 
public enemies ; in the eighth, a violent death and lofs of legacies ; in 
the ninth, many lofles by fea ; in the tenth, dimonour, imprifonment, 
fhort life to the parents, death by fentence of a judge ; in the eleventh, 
defpair, falfe friends, death of children ; in the twelfth, forrpw, trou- 
ble, imprifonment, and perfecution, by private enemies. Thefe are the 
common efFecls of Saturn, when iignificator, and weak or meanly dig- 
nified. 

JUPITER in the firfl gives a good, happy, and long, life, jufl and ho- 
neft ; in the fecond, profufion of riches ; in the third, friendfhip of 
brethren, and fortunate journeys ; in the fourth, lands and inheritances, 
with an honourable life and end ; in the fifth, many children obedient 
and virtuous ; in the fixth, health and faithful fervants, profit by deal- 
ing in cattle ; in the feventh, an honourable marriage, a good wife, an 
honeft, wife, difcreet, virtuous, woman ; in the eighth, a natural death, 
long life, legacies ; in the ninth, a true Chriftian, ecclefiaftical prefer- 
ment, profitable fea-voyages ; in the tenth, preferment, great and dura- 
ble honours, and riches, by trading ; in the eleventh, increafe of riches, 
faithful and great friends, the fulfilling of all his defires ; in the twelfth, 
profit by cattle, viclory over private enemies: this if he be flrong ; if 
weak, the good will be much abated. 

Mars in the firfr. houfe denotes fhortnefs of life, quarrelfomenefs, fears 
in the head or face ; in the fecond, poverty, want, and many troubles ; 
in the third, evil brethren, danger in travelling* atheift, an ungodly 
perion ; in the fourth, fhort life to the father, ftrife between him and 
the native, deftruclion to his inheritance ; in the fifth, wicked children, 
and of fhort life, or fickly ; in the fixth, fevers, bad fervants, lofs of 
cattle ; in the feventh, quarrels, law-fiats, public enemies, an evil wife, 
ficknefs, a follower of lewd women ; in the eighth, a violent death, 
lofs of fubftance, poverty ; in the ninth, changing of religion, lofs at 
fea by robbers, an atheift ; in the tenth, unfortunate honour, troubles 
from magiftrates, ficknefs to the mother, martial preferment ; in the 

eleventh, 



O F A S T R O L O. G Y. 211 

eleventh, falfc frit-mis, lofs of fubftance. In the twelfth, imprifonrnent, 
lofs by (cT\anis ;iii(i cattle, many privaU enemies : this if Mars be weak 
and afflicted ; if ilrong, thefe evils abate,, and foraetiines the contrary 
good takes place. 

SOL in the firft gives honour, glory, and long life. In the fecond, a 
flow of riches continually, but a confumption of it. In the third, good 
brethren and journeys, a ftickler for his religion. In the fourth, honour 
in age, a great and noble inheritance. In the fifth, few children, yet fuck 
as will be good and virtuous. In the fixth, difeafes of the mind. In the 
feventh, a good wife, honourable adverfaries, and ficknefs. In the eighth, 
a good portion with a wife, danger of a violent death. In the ninth, 
truly religious, ecclefiaftical preferment, gain by the fea. In the tenth, 
greatnefs, honour, glory, and power, from kings, princes, and noble wo- 
men, much exceeding the quality of the native's birth ; the frienclfhip of 
perfons of high degree. In the eleventh, great and noble friends, and 
very faithfuJ, the fulfilling of one's hopes. In the twelfth, powerful ad- 
verfaries : this if itrong ; if weak, in many things the contrary.. 

VENUS in the firft gives health, but inclines to the pleafure of women. 
In the fecond, riches in abundance by women's means. In the third, re- 
ligious loving brethren, good journeys. In the fourth, an inheritance,, 
honourable old age. In the fifth, many children, comely, obedient, and 
virtuous. In the fixth, ficknefs from womankind, faithful pleafing fer- 
vants, profit in iinall cattle. In the feventh, an incomparably good and 
virtuous wife, a happy marriage, and having but few enemies. In the 
eighth, a good dowry with a wife, a natural death. In the ninth, eccle- 
fiaftical preferment, a really religous man, profit by lea. In the tenth, 
honour and preferment by women's means, the favour of great women. 
In the eleventh, honourable and faithful female friends. In the twelfth, 
profit by great cattle, free from the power of private enemies : this if 

ftrong ; if weak the contrary. 

i 

MERCURY in the firft gives noble thoughts, good invention, graceful, 
elocution, a lover of arts and fciences. In. the fecond, profit by arts and 
fciences, books, writings, and the like. In the third, a mathematician, 
fwift and profperous journeys, aTcholar, one of an excellent invention,, 
crafty brethren, a moral perfon. In the fourth, the getting of an inhe- 
ritance by cunning or deceit. In the fifth, ingenious children. In the 
fixth, thievifh fervants, difeafes of the breath and brain. In the feventh, 
a fomenter of quarrels, vexatious law-fuits ; a difcreet wife. In the 
eighth, an augmentation of eftate by wills and legacies, death by a con- 
fumption. In the ninth, an incomparable artift, and one that under- 

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Hands all fciences, even the moft obfcure and occult things, a finder out 
of many new and excellent inventions. In the tenth, liberal preferment, 
or a fecretary to fome great perfon. In the eleventh, inconftant friends. 
In the twelfth, his private enemies will be of little effect. This if Mer- 
cury be ftrong and not afflicted; if weak, the good will much abate. 

LUNA in the firft {hews the native will travel; will gain fuperiority 
and rule over others ; the favour of princes and noble women, and great 
advantages thereby. In the fecond, fometimes riches, fometimes po- 
verty, an unftable fortune. In the third, many journeys. In the fourth, 
gain by travelling. In the fifth, many children. In the fixth, difeafes 
of the brain, good fervants, and gain by fmall cattle. In the feventh, 
an honourable marriage. In the eighth, danger of drowning, but other- 
wife a long and healthful life. In the ninth, travels beyond fea, incon- 
ftancy in religion, acquaintance with arts and fciences. In the tenth, 
great honour unto the native, profit by fea-voyages ; the favour of fome 
noble women. In the eleventh, the friendfhip of great ladies, and noble 
friends. In the twelfth, the common people will be his private enemies. 
This if Luna be ftrong and free from affli6tion ; if weak and afflicted, the 
contrary. 

The DRAGON'S HEAD in the firft (hews honefty. In the fecond, a 
good eftate. In the third, fortunate journeys and honeft kindred. In 
the fourth, gain by land and travels. In the fifth, long life ; happy and 
virtuous children. In the fixth, health, good fervants, and profit in cat- 
tle. In the feventh, an honeft and virtuous wife. In the eighth, many 
legacies, and a natural death. In the ninth, fincere piety, profperity at 
fea. In the tenth, durability of honour. In the eleventh, everlafting 
and faithful friends. In the twelfth, open enemies ; but the pofition of 
the Dragon's Tail in the fame places fignifies the contrary. The pofition 
of the Part of Fortune gives fubftance from all thofe things fignified by 
that houfe in which it" is pofited, unlefs afflicted by the prelence or beams 
of a malevolent planet. 

GENERAL EFFECTS OF THE PLANETS IN EACH OF THE TWELVE 

SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC. 

SATURN, in his own houfe, fignifies wifdom, prudence, and (lability 
of fortune. In the houfes of Jupiter, a juft man, and one that will be 
rich, and acquire honour. In the houfes of Mars, a ftrong body and 
furious. In the houfes of Sol, greatnefs and honour. In the houfes of 
Venus, a fecret lover of women. In the houfes of Mercury, one that is 
ftudious of arts and fciences. In the houfe of Luna, infirmities of the 
breaft and lungs. 

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JUPITER, in the houfes of Saturn, fignifies avarice and covetoufnefo, 
living always in fear of poverty. In his own houfcs, infinite riches, ho- 
nours, and dignities, and that among great perfons and clergymen. In 
the houfes of Mars, the native may rile to honour by war. In the houfes 
of Sol, (hews honour, glory, ana treafure, from kings and great per- 
fons. In the houft-s of Venus, riches by women, or an honourable wife. 
In the houfes of Mercury, a good rhetorician. In the houfe of Luna, 
increafe of fubflancc beyond expectation, with honour and renown ; 
for Cancer is not only the exaltation of Jupiter, but alfo a cardinal fign, 
and the northern tropic. 

MARS, in the houfes of Saturn, {hews a lofty and magnanimous fpirit, 
and wife. In the houfes of Jupiter, it {hews the acquaintance of kings, 
princes, and noblemen. ' In his own houfes, a great and ingenious wit, a 
mathematician. In the houfes of Sol, forenels of the eyes, danger of a 
violent death. In the houfes of Venus, luxurioufnefs, a boafter, given to 
falfehood, and a deluder of women. In the houfes of Mercury, one inge- 
nious in arts and fciences, but covetous, knavifh, and deceitful. In the 
houfe of Luna, a wavering, furious, ralh, man, one that may arrive to 
honour, but will precipitate himfelf therefrom afterwards. 

SOL, in the houfes of Saturn, (hews a dejected forlorn man. In the 
hoirfes of Jupiter, one that {hall attain honour and glory in the world, and 
be a companion of princes. In the houfes of Mars, a great and eminent 
man, a commander, captain, or general of an army, a fubtle, crafty, poli- 
tic, {tatefman. In his own houfe, one that may attain the height ot ho- 
nour, glory, and renown, quod capax, according to the quality of his birth. 
In the houfes of Venus, one that will rife or fall by means of women. In 
the houfes of Mercury, a good engineer, a foldier, and mathematician. In 
the houfe of Luna, honour by different women, but fuch as he afterwards 
(hall receive prejudice from. 

VENUS, in the houfes of Saturn, fignifies hopes of honour and friends, 
many children, and old age. In the houfes of Jupiter, fhort journeys, 
ficknefs, imprifonment, or death. In the houfes of Mars, private and 
public enemies, and many journeys ; as alfo a lover of different women. 
In the houles of Sol, a fmcere lover of his friends, and a lover of his 
children. In her own houfes, a healthful, long-lived, perfon, jufl and 
religious. In the houfes of Mercury, one covetous, but fickly, reljgious, 
yet an enemy to himfelf. In the houfe of Luna, a traveller, and one that 
will anive to great honour and preferment. 

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MERCURY, in the houfes of Saturn, (hews honour and travelling by 
fea, with much pleafure, but iicknefs withal. In the houfes of Jupiter, 
lands, inheritances, an honourable wife, and good friends. In the houfes 
of Mars, private enemies ; ficknefs, many journeys, and a fhort life. In 
the houfes of Sol, lands and inheritances, yet fubjecl to imprifonment, 
and private enemies. In the houfes of Venus, much wealth and riches, 
travelling by fea, one religious, with fome ficknefs. In his own houfes, 
wit and ingenuity, knowledge of arts and fciences, honour and renown, 
and a lover of children. In the houfe of Luna, many good friends, and 
many journeys by land. 

LUNA, in the houfes of Saturn, fignifies" one religious, and having many 
adverfaries ; as alfo fore eyes. In the houfes of Jupiter, a fickly body, 
but one that (hall attain honour, glory, renown, arid the favours of great 
men. In the houfes of Mars, a lover of friends and children. In the 
houfe of Sol, one that fhall be very rich, through his own induftry. In 
the houfes of Venus, a great lover of children, and one that (hall have 
many friends. In the houfes of Mercury, inheritances, lands, and pri- 
vate enemies. In her own houfe, happinels and long life. 

GENERAL EFFECTS FROM THE POSITION OF THE LORDS OF THE 

HOUSES. 

The lord of the afcendant, in the afcendant, (hews a fortunate and 
happy life, and one' that (hall overcome all his enemies. In the fecond, 
richejS and wealth by his own induftry. In the third, many journeys. In 
the fourth, lands and inheritance. In the fifth, children, and one given 
to pleafure. In the fixth, ficknefs. In the feventh, public adverfaries, 
the man will be an enemy to himfelf. In the eighth, legacies. In the 
ninth, one religious, learned, and a traveller into foreign countries. In 
the tenth, honour, preferment, and favour of princes. In the eleventh, 
friends. In the twelfth, danger of imprifonment. 

The lord of the fecond, in the fecond, imports great wealth. In the 
third, wealth by brethren and travelling. In the fourth, by the father. 
In the fifth, by gaming. In the fixth, wealth by dealing in cattle. In 
the feventh, by marriage, and womankind. In the eighth* by legacies. 
In the ninth, by the church, arts and fciences, religion, and the fea. In 
the tenth by honour, preferment, trade, merchandife. In the eleventh, 
by friends. In the twelfth, by great cattle. In the afcendant, by birth, 
or good fortune. 

The lord of the third, in the third, (hews affectionate brethren, 
good journeys. In the fourth, gain by travelling. In the fifth, plea- 
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Cure in travelling. In the fixth, ficknefs in travelling. In the feventh, 
thieves and robbers, and fometimes the native meets with a wife. In 
the eighth, death in travelling. In the ninth, religious journeys. In 
the tenth, for preferment, trade, and the like. In the eleventh, for ftudy 
and improvement. In the twelfth, imprifonment in travelling. In the 
afcendant, for pleafure, and in purfuit of ufeful difcoveries. In the io 
cond, for profit, wealth, and riches. 

The lord of the fourth in the fourth, forefhews a good eftate or inhe- 
ritance, a father of long life. In the fifth, that the eftate fhall go to the 
native's children. In'the fixth, that an eftate may be acquired by phyfic. 
In the feventh, that he may have an eftate with a wife. In the eighth, 
by fome gift, legacy, or wife's portion. In the ninth, by merchandife, 
by arts and fciences, or by the church. In the tenth, oy fome office, 
dignity, or preferment. In the eleventh, by means of a friend. In the 
twelfth, by dealing in great cattle. In the afcendant, by inheritance. 
In the fecond, by purchafe. In the third, by travelling, or by the death 
of brethren. 

The lord of the fifth in the fifth, indicates ftrong, lively, and virtuous, 
children. In the fixth, that his children (hall be induftrious to gain 
wealth, and it. may be by his fervants. In the feventh, that they will 
travel, and tha" :he native and they will difagree. In the eighth, that 
they fhall poffefs the mother's dowry. In the ninth, that they fhall be 
given to pleafure, and go to fea for the father. In the tenth, that they 
ihall befickly, and follow the father's trade. In the eleventh, that they 
(hall have many public adverfaries, and prove enemies to themfelves. 
In the twelfth, that they (hall have many legacies, yet prove enemies to 
their parents. In the afcendant, they will prove religious, and learned, 
and love their parents. In the fecond, they will prove honourable, and 
poflefs the native's fubftance. In the third, that they (hall have many 
friends, and fuch as will be of their own kindred. In the fourth, that 
they will have many private enemies. 

The lord of the fixth in the fixth, forefhews ficknefs, yet juft fer- 
vants. In the feventh, ficknefs by women, and quarrelling. In the 
eighth, danger of a violent death, and dangerous ficknefs. In the ninth, 
ficknefs at fea. In the tenth, ficknefs from hard labour and employment 
in fome trade. In the eleventh, by lofs of fome friend, or fruftration 
of his expectations. In the twelfth, by vexation of private enemies. 
In the afcendant, by irregularity of life. In the fecond, by lofs of fome 
eftate. In the third, by reafon of fome journey. In the fourth, by lofs 

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of inheritance or difappointment in trade. In the fifth, from vexatious 
children and loofenefs of life. 

The lord of the feventh in the feventh, (hews ficknefs or death to the 
native ; yet a good wife. In the eighth, danger of lofing the wife's for- 
tune. In the ninth, (he will be a ftranger to him, and a traveller. In 
the tenth, (he will be honourable, and poflefs a good inheritance. In the 
eleventh, (he will be an entire lover of him and of his children. In the 
twelfth, (he will be his private enemy. In the afcendant, (he will be a 
very great lover of her hufband. In the fecond, (he will be the aug- 
mentation of his eftate. In the third, fhe will be a lover of her hufband's 
kindred, and defire to go beyond fea. In the fourth, (he will be very 
honourable, and the native (hall have land by her. In the fifth, a lover 
of the native's children. In the fixth, fhe will be a great affliction to the 
native and herfelf. 

The lord of the eighth in the eighth, (hews the native (hall die a na- 
tural death, and that he (hall have a rich wife. In the ninth, he will be 
in danger of drowning. In the tenth, his death may be by fentence of 
the judge. In the eleventh, by the confpiracy of fome pretended friend. 
In the twelfth, by confpiracy of a private enemy. In the afcendant, by 
the native's own irregularity. In the fecond, by means of fome monies 
or goods. In the third, either by the confpiracy of fome brother, kinf- 
man, neighbour, or thief. In the fourth, by means of the lofs of an 
eftate, or fome grief. In the fifth, by drunkennefs and debauchery. In 
the fixth, by ficknefs. In the feventh, by a public adverfary, or eminent 
grief. 

The lord of the ninth in the ninth, (hews good fea-voyages, know- 
ledge of arts and fciences, a religious perfon. In the tenth, that religion 
will be profitable and honourable, and the native mall be famous for his 
learning. In the eleventh, church dignity, and merchandife, by means 
of a friend. In the twelfth, church lands, and that the native will have 
clergymen for his eruemies. In the afcendant, makes the native truly re- 
ligious and learned ; and a merchant. In the feeond, riches by fea, arts, 
fciences, and the church. In the third, a fectarian. In the fourth, gain 
by the church. In the fifth, one of a loofe religion. In the fixth, ho- 
nourable church preferment ; and yet that the native may be a flave in 
his religion. In the feventh, an enemy to the church. In the eighth, 
death or perfecution for his religion. 

The lord of the tenth in the tenth, great honouivglory, and renown. 
In the eleventh, by means of a friend. In the twelfth, through an 

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enemy. In the nfcrndant, by the native's own induflry. In the fecond, 
by means of his money. In the third, by a brother, kinfman, or neigh- 
bour, or by travel. In the fourth, by his father. In the fifth, by a wife. 
In the eighth, by a wife's fortune; it may alio fjgnify a violent death. 
In the ninth, by religion, arts, fcienccs, and navigation. 

The lord of the eleventh in the eleventh, denotes great friends. In the 
twelfth, private friends. In the afcendant, friends indeed to the native. 
In the fecond, fuch as (hall augment the native's fortune. In the third, 
inch as are of his kindred or neighbours, or as he mail find in travelling. 
In the fourth, his father. In the fifth, fome friends of his wife. In the 
fixth, his fervants. In the feventh, his wife. In the eighth, fome bro- 
ther's fervant. In the ninth, a clergyman, merchant, or lover of arts. 
In the tenth, kings, princes, nobles, or great perfons. 

The lord of the twelfth in the twelfth, denotes flrong and powerful 
private enemies. In the afcendant, fuch as are among his own family or 
houfhold. In the fecond, fome perfon envying his fituation or eftate. 
In the third, kindred and neighbours. In the fourth, his father. In the 
fifth, his children. In the fixth, his fervants. In the feventh, his wife. 
In the eighth, fome diftant relation. In the ninth, fome merchant, fo- 
reign dealer, or dignitary in the church. In the tenth, kings, princes, 
or men in power. In the twelfth, Ibme particular reputed friend. 

GENERAL EFFECTS PRODUCED BY THE ASPECTS. 
OF THE CONJUNCTION. 

The conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter fhews inheritances of houfes 
and lands, pofTeflions, and many worldly profits arifing from cultivating 
the earth, and tillage, if Mars arBicl: not, nor the evil beams of Sol. If 
Jupiter is fignificator, the native is miftruftful. 

The conjunction of Saturn and Mars fhews much evil, the native will 
be afflicted, and vexed, (hall undergo many troubles, and go through 
great difficulties. If you would know the caufe of the good or evil, you 
muft confider the houfe in which the configuration happens, and what 
houfe the configurated planets are lords of, and accordingly you may 
nearly fpeak to the particular matter or accident, be it good or evil ; for 
things are much varied according to the diverfity of pofition and do- 
mination of the planets, by which you mult neceflarily vary thole judg- 
ments. 

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AN ILLUSTRATION 

The conjunction of Saturn and the Sun, (hews the lofs of inheritance, 
danger of houfes being burnt, the native likely to be cheated, to receive 
much detriment, and, it may be, lofe all and become poor ; excerpt a 
fortunate planet be pofited in the iecond houfe. 

The conjunction of Saturn and Venus (hews one libidinious, and that 
he (hall marry a woman wholly of an oppofite temper and difpofition to 
himfelf, get difhonour among women-kind, be unhappy in marriage, and 
lead, by reafon of his wife, a very difcoufolate life. If Venus be rignifi- 
catrix, fhe is much afflicted ; but, if Saturn, then the conjunction is,be- 
neficial ; and this is to be obferved in fimilar cafes. 

The conjunction of Saturn and Mercury (hews craft, fubtilty, and po- 
licy, that the native will dive into many fecret, deep, and occult, things, 
find out myfteries, be covetous and proud, mixed with a certain kind of 
gravity. If Saturn be fignificator, the native has a good elocution; but, 
if Mercury, he has a great impediment in his fpeech. 

The conjunction of Saturn and Luna fhews one poor and obfcure ; if 
Saturn be fignificator, the man is changeable, feldom an hour in one 
mind, often doing things, and then repenting of them again ; but, if 
Luna be fignificatrix, he is grave, cautious, malapert, over-wife and con- 
ceited, and for the mod part wilful in all things. 

The conjunction of Jupiter and Mars, if Jupiter be fignificator, makes 
the native choleric, hafty, angry, bold, proud, prefumptuous, and dar- 
ing ; gives him fome martial command, and glory and renown in warlike 
undertakings ; but, if Mars be fignificator, it makes him milder, reli- 
gious, good, juft, gives him preferment in the law, or he becomes a pried:, 
deacon, bifhop, or other dignitary in the church. 

The conjunction of Jupiter and Sol : if Jupiter be fignificator, he af- 
flicls the native ieverely, carls him into a deep melancholy or defpair, 
feizes him with a fever or frenzy, brings the body to a confumption, and 
afflicts the eftate with confiderable lofs, even to his utter ruin and deftruc- 
tion ; yet, when by direction Jupiter frees himfelf from Sol's beams, thefe 
evils will ceaie; but, if Sol be fignificator, he fo debilitates Jupiter, that 
the configuration can promife nothing, but it makes the native reli- 
gious. 

The conjunction of Jupiter and Venus: if Jupiter be fignificator, the 
native is fuperlatively happy (more efpecially if the configurations happen 
in Pifces, the houfe of Jupiter, and exaltation of Venus) ; he increafes in 

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wealth and fubftance, in honour and glory, in health of bod}-, and tran- 
quillity of mind, having in gc-ncTal the love of woman-kind ; but, ii 
Venus be fignificatrix, the native; has beauty, health, and riches, attains 
to great honour and renown, is truly virtuous, pious, and religious, and 
has generally eccleliaflieal or jurifprudcntial preferment. This is one of 
the mod happy configurations that can be. 

The conjunction oF Jupiter and Mercury, if Jupiter be fignificator, 
makes the native virtuous, religious, wife, of great knowledge, and of 
good elocution, makes a general fcholar, and gives him the Knowledge 
of molt arts and fciences ; he may prove to be the ambaffador of a prince, 
or fuch-like ; but, if Mercury be fignificator, the native is folid, ferious, 
and grave, pious and religious, and probably may acquire a good eftate 
by merchandife or fome ecclefiaflical promotion. 

The conjunction of Jupiter and Luna : if Jupiter be fignificator, the 
native proves a traveller, it may be beyond fea ; he is generally of a 
changeable and mutable mind, and, although naturally of a very good 
humour and condition, yet fometimes pettifh, froward, and peevifh. If 
Luna be fignificatrix, it gives great riches and treafures, according to the 
native's capacity or birth, makes him prudent, wife, religious, and ho- 
nourable ; gives him the acquaintance of great and worthy men, clergy- 
men, and luch-like, and probably church preferment. 

The conjunction of Mars and Sol (hews a hot and dry conftitution, 
danger of fhort life, and death by he&ic fevers, marafmos, or by fire or 
lightning. If Mars be fignificator, the native has the favour of kings and 
princes, and it may be their frowns too, to his utter undoing ; he may 
rife haftily, but perhaps to a precipice. Jf Sol be fi tmificator. the native 

i- TIM r i r 

proves valiant and warlike, attains iome martial command or preferment ; 
but if he goes into war he is killed in the battle, or at beil comes off 
wounded, or with the lofs of a limb. 

The conjunction of Mars and Venus : if Mars be fignificator, the na- 
tive is given up to women, and retains the acquaintance of fuch as have 
an infamous life and converfation ; he is kind, gentle, and courteous, 
and, though fometimes hafty, yet of a good humour and difpofition, in- 
ibmuch that his kindnefs is oftentimes his undoing ; but, if Venus be 
fignificatrix, the native is Juftful, lafcivious, a fornicator, adulterer ; 
given over to wicked and lewd courfes, hafty, rafh, proud, incon.fi derate, 
quarrelfome, and running himfclf into many hazards, dangers, troubles, 
and loffes. 

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The conjunction of Mars and Mercury: if Mars be fignificator, he 
makes the native pragmatical, talkative, a fmatterer in learning, a bab- 
bler, and deceiver, yet induftrious for the promotion of his own ends 
and defigns ; it gives no great preferment, he may be a knavifh apparator, 
cheating petty-fogger, or pedantic pedagogue ; but, if Mercury be figni- 
ficator, the native proves one of harm manners and converfation, of an ill 
life, a thief, highwayman, felon, murderer, traitor, &c. 

The conjunction of Mars and Luna : if Mars be fignificator, the na- 
tive is of evil manners and infamous converfation ; rifes to no great pre- 
ferment; but, if it fliould fo chance that the fcale mould turn, his rife 
may be by means of Ibme great lady ; but, if Luna be fignificatrix, the 
native is bol!d, rafh, adventurous, quarrelfome, furious, given to cruelty 
and bafe actions, may prove a thief, murderer, or traitor ; feldom lives 
long, for this pofition fignifies a fhort life, and that the native may die a 
violent death, by the means of fire, iron, a fall, blow, wound, or by the 
hands of the executioner. 

The conjunction of Sol and Venus : if Sol be fignificator, it makes the 
manners of the native foft and effeminate, yet he is born to glory, and to 
do and perform great aclions ; he obtains the love of women, but affo- 
ciates himfelf with fuch as are bafe, obfcure, libidinious, infamous, and 
much below his rank and quality. If Venus is fignificatrix, it (hews a 
fhort life, one aiming at glory, but not attaining it ; the native is heclic 
or confumptive, melancholy, meets with many croffes, loffes, and vexa- 
tions, lives not out half his days. 

The conjunction of Sol and Mercury : if Sol be fignificator, the na* 
tive is adorned with wit, ingenuity, learning, arts, fciences, policy, under- 
ftands languages, and the power of words ; and, becaufe Mercury delights 
to be under the Sun-beams, not being thereby hurt, as are the other pla- 
nets, the native has excellent elocution, and proves a good rhetorician 
and logician. If Mercury be fignificator, he bends all his wit, craft, and 
policy, for the accomplifhrnent of high matters, and the attaining of great 
things ; he becomes the favourite of a king, prince, or great man. 

The conjunction of Sol and Luna : if Sol be fignificator, though he 
generally gives a great and high fpirit, and aiming at magnificent things,, 
yet this configuration gives only mean and low acquaintance, and the Ib- 
ciety of the common people, makes the native mutable and changeable, 
and his fortune unftable. If Luna be fignificatrix, the native fhall aim at 
noble and gallant things, but not attain them; many croffes fhall befai. 
him, and his life fhall be fhort. 

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The conjunction of Venus and Mercury : if Venus be fignificatrix, it 
gives a delicate beautiful body, adorned with wit, ingenuity, and elo- 
quence, makes the native courteous and complailant, furnifhes him with 
variety of arts, and learning, and is a configuration of very good import : 
if Venus be lady of the fecond, it gives a good augmentation of fortune 
through merchandize, or the ftudy of arts and fciences. If Mercury be 
figniiicator, it makes the native an orator, furnilhes him with courtfhip, 
foft and effeminate words, makes him pleafantin all company, gives him 
the fociety and love of women, and, if Venus be flrong, of great ladies ; 
in a word, it makes him exceedingly happy. 

The conjunction of Venus and Luna, if Venus be fignificatrix, makes 
the native mutable and changeable, a mere Proteus, yet with a deal of 
pleafantnefs and fatisfa6tion to others ; it makes him of many words, a 
great promifer, but no performer ; proud, lofty, conceited, and gives 
him profit by the fea, and all lunar and moift commodities. If Luna 
be fignificatrix, the native is very effeminate and courtly, having a voluble 
tongue, free language, and excellent difcourfe, inclined to the love of wo- 
men, which, if Venus be ftrong, is only to fuch as are virtuous ; delights 
in mufic, dancing, and merry company, never thinking of forrow, or lay- 
ing any thing to heart. 

The conjunction of Mercury and Luna, if Mercury be fignificator, 
makes the native travel into foreign countries, defirous to fee new things, 
fafhions, and places ; gives him favour and efteem among the ladies, and 
to be in great eftimation among the popularity, by means of whom he riles 
to a good fortune and to great profperity in the world. If Luna is fig- 
nificatrix, it makes the native ingenious, and a lover of learning, feeking 
after the knowledge of moil arts and fciences ; chiefly the mathematics, 
geography, cofmography, and navigation, by which he attains credit and 
reputation ; he delights in journeys and embaffies, being of a mutable and 
inconflant humour and difpofhion. 

OF THE SEXTILE AND TRINE. 

The fextile and trine of Saturn and Jupiter, if Saturn be figniflcatGr, 
makes the native giave, fober, wife, religious, pious, and endows him v 
riches and treafures of this life, gives him the favour and acquaintance ci 
the rich and great, or the native becomes a merchant, and gains confidc- 
rably by it. If Jupiter be fignificator, the native is more propenfe to me- 
lancholy, is inclinable to dig and delight in the earth and folio\v huiban- 
dry ; fome eftate, inheritance, or houfes, may fall to him ; and he may 
be promoted to fome ecclefiaftical dignity for his worth,, learning, a^d 
virtue ; however, Saturn fhews cowardice. 

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222 AN ILLUSTRATION 

The fextile or trine of Saturn and Mars : if Saturn be fignificator, Iiis 
natural flownefs and warinefs turns into raflinefs and boldnefs, (yet with 
a kind of temerity ;) he runs into precipitate actions, and flrange adven- 
tures ; it commonly gives martial preferment. If Mars is fignificator, 
the raflinefs and daringnefs of difpofition are much abated, and the native 
is guided by very coniiderate and deliberate counfels ; if he proves re- 
ligious, (as fuch feldom do,) he is an abfoiute fe6larian, following perti- 
nacioufly the fentiments of his own mind : it mews an eflate in land or 
legacies. 

The fextile or trine of Saturn and the Sun : if Saturn be fignificator, 
the native has an auflere countenance, alightifh brown hair, large bones, 
not very flefhy, (looping a little in his going, he hasafhow of generoiity 
and noblenefs in his actions, but paflionate and feeking revenge, yet 
without any great courage or valour if put to the trial ; he probably may 
attain preferment at court. If Sol be fignificator, the man is more cor- 
pulent, yet with a very decent body and a full round face ; given to 
boafting and orientation, wilful and conceited, yet without any kind of 
malice, fcarcely injuring any but liimfelf, by his too much extravant ex- 
pence and prodigality. 

The fextile or trine of Jupiter and Venus : if Saturn be fignificator, 
the native is comely, having brown hair, adelighterin women's company, 
wafling his patrimony upon the female fex, fcarcely leaving any eflate 
behind for his fucceffors, given over to pleafure and voluptuoufnefs. If 
Venus be fignificator, the native is modefl, mame-faced, yet loving his 
belly well, .very affable and courteous, and inclinable to few vicious ac- 
tions ; gains by the dead, from ancient people, andfrom-the fruits and 
profits of the earth;, he has a good repute arid converfation, and fcarcely 
marries till after thirty years of age. 

The fextile or trine of Saturn and Mercury : if Saturn be fignificator, 
the native is conceited, full of chimeras and whims, of plots and contriv- 
ances, yet not often with effect, though carried on with a great deal of 
ingenuity ; he loves curiofities, and is fludious, fubtil, and referved. If 
Mercury is fignificator, the native is peevifh, difcontented and dejecled 
in his own mind, has flrange fancies, and is very wilful, even fometimes 
to his own ruin, yet given to the fludy of arts and fciences, and finding 
out many curious inventions. 

The fextile or trine of Saturn and Luna : if Saturn be fignificator, the 
native is wilful, though very changeable of difpofition, fubjecl to jealoufy 
and miflrufl ; if Saturn be well fortified, the native becomes popular 

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and gains much wealth and eflimation by the common people ; he alfo 
attains the favour of fbme eminent lady, and becomes famous in his ge- 
neration. If Luna is fignificatrix, the native is cold by nature, and of an 
ill complexion, inclinable to fordid and meana6tions, yet he is deliberate, 
and, if ne does ill, he does it with pre-confideration; he is apt for inven- 
tion, but very wilful in all things, conceited of himfelf, lo that he thinks 
nothing well done but what he does himfelf. 

The fextile or trine of Jupiter and Mars: if Jupiter be fignificator, it 
(hews one of a free and noble difpofition, bold, valiant, and honourable, 
attempting and attaining brave and honourable exploits, generous to his 
friends, obliging to his enemies, yet defiring and endeavouring to rule ; 
he is alfo refolute and fubtle ; if Mars is fignificator, the native is a mart 
of a large foul, cheerful and merry, of a jovial difpofition, aftive, cou- 
rageous, pious, and a very juft man ; ennobled with valour, viclory, and 
virtue, one of good fame, and obtaining the favour and good-will of 
great and worthy perfons. 

The fextile or trine of Jupiter and Sol: if Jupiter be fignificator, it 
(hews a flrong, tall, well-proportioned, body, of a frefh ruddy com- 
plexion, a noble, generous, courageous, foul, and of a magnanimous 
mind, one attempting and achieving great and honourable things ; or 
becomes the favourite of fome king, prince, or great perfon, and rifes to 
the top of preferment. If Sol be fignificator, the native is born to honour 
and glory, and, quod capax, arrives to the highefl of all worldly felicities ; 
he is a man of great fpirit, performs beneficent and honourable a6lions ; 
as Jupiter endows him with a fund of treafure, fo the liberal fpirit of Sol 
makes him wafte it in his too great generofity. 

The fextile or trine of Jupiter and Venus: if Jupiter be fignificator, 
gives a tall and complete perfon, of a pleafant, loving, courteous, difpo- 
mion, kind to the^ female lex, of an exceeding good nature, and the pa- 
tron of hofpitality ; it is the afpeft of love, concord, agreement, good 
fortune, and riches ; the native is preferred, and rifes to honour. If Ve- 
nus be fignificatrix, the perfon is comely and lovely, one generoufly dif- 
pofed, aiming only at things brave, honourable, virtuous, and good ; 
it is the afpet of virtue and piety, of honour, preferment, and valt for- 
tunes in the world ; the native has the acquaintance of perlbns of the 
highefl: ecclefiaftical order, and, it may be, attains the like preferment 
himfelf. 

The fextile or trine of Jupiter and Mercury : if Jupiter be fignificator, 

it (hews a juft, virtuous, good, man, ingenious, and of a very fubtle wit ; 

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224 A N ILLUSTRATION 

it is the afpecl: of ingenuity, eloquence, and learning ; the native is affa- 
ble, courteous, mild, and a general lover of learning, one who by his 
worth and virtue may be the fecretary or ambaflador to fome king or 
prince.* If Mercury is fignificator, it fhews one very ingenious, and whofe 
wit is mixed with virtue and honefly ; of a deep underlianding, profound 
wifdom, found judgment, andfuccefsful in any enterprife ; a perfon' fit to 
be the counfellor of a king, or manager of the affairs of a kingdom or 
commonwealth ; generous, free-fpirited, and perfectly trufty. 

The fextile or trine of Jupiter and Luna : if Jupiter be fignificator, the 
native is generally good, juit, and virtuous, but of a very mutable mind, 
changing his opinion with the leaft perfuafion ; it is the afpe6l of popu- 
larity and general applaufe, and he becomes famous in his generation, 
and draws after him the love of the common people ; he is loquicious, 
highly conceited of himfelf, fortunate by water and women : if Luna be 
fignificatrix, it (hews one of a generous, noble, juft, mind, aiming at high 
and honourable things ; he gains by the church and churchmen, and is 
an exaci obferver of juftice and truth ; and a perfon who by his good 
nature would oblige the whole world. 

The fextile or trine of Mars and Sol : if Mars be fignificator, the native 
has a rifing fortune, proves great, famous,' and eminent, in the world, 
meets with preferment at court, or has the eipecial favour of fome king 
or prince : it is the afpeft of aclion and honour ; he is witty, ingenious, 
and trufly ; faithful even to his adverfaries ; of a nimble wit, quick fancy, 
courteous, and friendly; he may prove a general or Commander of an 
army. If Sol be fignificatrix, it is the afpecl of valour and victory ; the 
native is of a high fpirit and courageous, attains military honour and pre- 
ferment, loves warlike exercifes, appears a terror to his adverfaries, and 
rifes far fuperior to his birth. 

The fextile or trine of Mars and Venus :" if Mars be fignificator, it is 
the afpe61 of liberty and love ; if Mars be out of his dignities, the native 
is vicious above meafure, loves gaming, wantonnefs, women, and all 
manner of lewdnefs and debauchery ; he is ill-natured, unlefs among his 
own party, and waftes and fpends his fortune upon women ; but, if Mars 
is in his dignities, it (hews one witty, ingenious, a fearcher out of myfte- 
ries, and one who (hall gain a confiderable fortune in the world. If 
Venus is fignificatrix, it is the afpecl of pride, vanity, and vain- glory : 
the native is comely, bold, rafh, adventurous, fearing nothing, aiming 
at great things, and promifing himfelf mountains, but perfecting little; 
and, if Venus is weak, the perfon is debauched, and guilty of many lewd 
a6Hons. 

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The Textile or trine of Mars and Mercury : if Mars be fignificator, it 
is the afpe6l of confidence and craft; the native: has a pregnant fancy, 
capable of any thing ; prudent, fubtle, bold, very ingenious, eloquent, 
and ftudious in molt arts and (ciences, yet Ibmething hafty, and fubjeft 
to pallion, which being over, the man is good-humoured again. If Mer- 
cury is fignificator, the native is valiant, courageous, ingenious, a lover 
of military cxercifcs, ph) lie, furgery, and clieinidry; and may probably 

et a fortune by the fire, or dealing in martial commodities; the native 

as generally a good opinion of hirnfelf. 



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The fextile or trine of Mars and Luna : if Mars be fignificator, it is 
the afpe6l of loquacity and mutability ; the native gets by the common 
people, or by travel, often changing his Ration or place of dwelling ; he 
is turbulent, furious, and rafh, but is eafily perfuaded again to a compla- 
cent humour. If Luna be fignificatrix, the native is paflionate, ambi- 
tious of honour, afpiring to great things, and purfuing them even to a 
precipice ; and, when attained, they feldom continue with him ; and the 
reafon is, becaufe of the mutability and changeableneis of his own nature, 
mind, and difpofition, which beget a* change of his fortunes. 

The fextile or trine of Sol and Venus : if Sol be fignificator, it is the 
afpecl of candour and generofity; the native is exceedingly good- 
natured, of an heroic difpofition, having nothing but gallantry in all his 
aclions ; he gets by women, and has the favour of fome rich lady, by 
whom he meets either with a good fortune or promotion ; he is witty, 
ingenious, and of an aclive fancy. If Venus be fignificatrix, it is the 
afpecl of grandeur and magnificence ; the native meets with court pre- 
ferment, or has the favour of fome prince ; rifes to high honour and 
glory in the world ; of a good difpofition, yet a little paflionate, foon 
angry, and as quickly appealed again ; of a free, liberal, difpofition, 
lofty, and a little given to pride and vain-glory ; but in general a fo- 
ciable, merry, good-humoured, perfon. 

The fextile or trine of Sol and Mercury : if Sol be fignificator, the na- 
tive is proud, ambitious, conceited, yet very courteous, and without any 
leeming refentment; pafles over fmall affronts, left the taking notice of 
them mould be any prejudice to his grandeur ; he is nimble-witted, lo- 
quacious, and very good at invention. If Mercury be fignificator, the 
native feems to rife in the world wholly by his own wit and ingenuity, 
and without doubt will attain to a degree of honour above that of his 
birth and anceftors' quality. 

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22 6 AN ILLUSTRATION 

The fextile or trine of Sol and Luna : if Sol be fignificator, it is the 
afpeft of credit and fame, makes the native eminent in the world, born to 
great aclions, and to perform extraordinary undertakings amongft the 
common people ; he is cried up for a god among the multitude ; if he be 
a prieft or a phyfician, he has a vaft number of followers ; he is pleafant, 
cheerful, and good-natured. If Luna is fignificatrix, the native is proud, 
ambitious, coveting after honour and glory, and generally born to enjoy 
a great meafure thereof, but very mutable in his refolves, and, if Luna 
be weak, he falls into difhonour again. 

The fextile of Venus and Mercury : if Venus be fignificatrix, the native 
is very comely, witty, ingenious, fubtil, and of a good nature, feldom 
guilty of any difhonourable afclion, a good orator, and of an afpiring 
fancy, yet feldom bringing things to perfection. If Mercury be fignifi- 
cator, the native is of an exceeding courteous nature ; amorous, one de- 
lighting in women's company, by whom he meets either with fortune or 
preferment; he is wife, prudent, juft, virtuous, a lover of learning, and 
embellifhed with many excellent parts, both natural and acquired ; but, 
if Mercury is weak and out of his dignities, the native proves vicious in- 
ftead of virtuous. 

The fextile or trine of Venus and Luna : if Venus be fignificatrix, the 
native, will certainly arrive to honour, and be made great or rich, by 
means of fome eminent lady ; 'he alfo has the eftimation of the common 
people, and becomes very popular ; but is one of an inconftant, unftable, 
mind, by reafon of which he performs no great things ; he is a comely 
engaging perfon, neat and genteel, and very apt to be taken with court- 
fhip. If Luna be fignificatrix, the native is very effeminate and amorous, 
of a gentle obliging difpofition and temper, one fober. juft, and having 
the love of moft women that he converfes with ; but, if Luna be weak 
and otherwife unfortunate, the native inclines to vice. 

The fextile or trine of Mercury and Luna: if Mercury be fignificator, 
the native is witty and ingenious, a lover of novelties and all manner of 
new inventions and fancies, and mutable and changeable in his mind, 
refolution, and in all undertakings ; a man purely given to the art of dif- 
fimulation ; though a pleafant companion. If Luna be fignificatrix, the 
native dives into arts and fciences, is fubtle, crafty, covetous, a lover of 
himfelf, referved, and a little 'melancholy ; if Luna is ftrong, he makes 
an excellent orator, a good advocate, and may be a fecretary to fome 
prince or noblemen ; if Luna be weak, the native is a complete mafter of 
the art of deceiving. 

Of 



OF ASTROLOGY. 

OF THE QUARTILE AND OPPOSITION. 

The quartile or oppofition of Saturn and Jupiter : if Saturn be fig- 
nificator, it [hews trouble and vexation ; if the man be a (eclarian, he is 
ncriccuted by the clergy, tormented, and molefted; if the conjunction 
falls in the afcendant, twelfth, eleventh, tenth, or ninth, houfes, the 
mi (chief falls in the fore part of life, and the native, through his own 
folly, lofes a great part of his fortune or eftate. If Jupiter is fignifica- 
tor, it is the afpecl of unceafing troubles and miferies. The native is a 
continual lofer, has great erodes, meets with difgrace and contempt, 
and, were he born to a prince's eftate, would be in danger of becoming a 
beggar; the native is or a poor low fpirit, crofs, peevifh, inaclive, duH, 
miierable, and unfortunate in the world. 

The quartile or oppofition of Saturn and Mars : if Saturn be fignifi- 
cator, it is the afpecl; of cruelty and murder ; the native is bafe, trea- 
cherous, perfidious, envious, quarrelfome, choleric, proud, fcornful, 
unfociable, ram, ungrateful, and a very ill-natured perfon ; he has good 
(lore of wit, but it is only to do mifchief with, it is the afpecl of treafon 
and rebellion ; the native is wilful, melancholy, lubjecl to many linger- 
ing and continuing difeafes, and will be in danger of an untimely death 
by falls, blows, treachery, or poifon ; the native has an unhappy father, 
from whom he in part derives nis turbulent fpirit, which extremely hurts 
both himfelf and others. 

> * 

The quartile or oppofition of Saturn and the Sun : if Saturn be figni- 
ficator, it is the alpel of contempt and infamy, it (hews danger of a vio- 
lent death, and it may be by the nand of Juftice ; the native aims at high 
and great things, but always mifTes his expectations, for his very attempts 
only are his ruin, both of goods and eftate, and may fometimes colt his 
life. The native has a (hew of boldnefs, courage, and revenge, but his 
valour is but a vapour. If the Sun be fignificator, it is the afpecl of 
treafon and cowardice ; the native is inwardly very fpiteful and mali- 
cious, falfe even to his deareft friend, (ludying revenge only by ways oc- 
cult and cowardly ; he is wilful, fearful, and timoroos, yet impudently 
boafting of great tkings, far above his fphere, capacity, undemanding, 
or undertaking. 

The quartile or oppofition of Saturn and Venus : if Saturn be fignifi- 
cator, it is the afpect of infamy and vice. The native loves women, 
defires unlawful things ; his carriage is rude ; his condition bafe, given 

No. 11. G over 



22?, AN ILLUSTRATION 

over tolufts and plea fures of the flefh, inclinable to nothing but vicious 
and fordid a6Hons, prodigal in his expences, wafleful to the confumption 
of his fortunes. If Venus be fignificatrix, it is the afpecl of deformity 
and bafenefs ; the native is of a poor, low, bafe, timorous, fpirit, afflicted 
with the greateft of all misfortunes, and cataflrophes, lofes by the fruits 
and produces of the earth, and is indeed a gainer by nothing. It is the 
deftruclion of the fignificatrix. 

The quartile or oppofition of. Saturn and Mercury : if Saturn be fig- 
nificator, it brings many evils from mercurial me and things, and from 
profecution and lawfuits ; gives the native an impediment in his fpeech, 
and makes him flutter, or ftammer, dulls the fancy, fpoils the ingenuity, 
and makes the native wholly intent upon mifchief, wickednefs, deceit, 
cheating, and thieving. If Mercury be fignificator, the native will be 
unfortunate in all his aclions, perpetually poor, of a perverfe, felf- willed, 
evil, malicious, envious, treacherous, difpofition, and it may be a mur- 
derer, for Saturn ftirs up mercurial men to all manner of wickednefs ; he 
will be deceitful above meafure, of a dejecled mind, revengeful, and 
bring nothing to perfection. 

The quartile or oppofuion of Saturn and Luna : if Saturn be fignifi- 
cator, it is the afpe6t of travel and difcontent ; the native is of an in- 
different Mature, dark or black hair, a difproportioned body, fbmetimes 
crooked, a traveller, wanderer, or vagabond ; one having the ill-will and 
reproach of all people, and not undefervedly ; a mere deceiver, and fub- 
je& to great and manifold misfortunes from the vulgar. If Luna be fig- 
nificatrix', it is the 'afpeft of jealoufy, fufpicion, and miftruft ; the native 
is crooked both in perfon and mind, malicious, deceitful, ftrongly vi- 
cious, fcandalous, and debauched ; he is afflicted all the days of his life 
with, innumerable troubles, crofTes from adverfaries, want of health, 
wafting of his eftate, poverty, death of his mother, a fhort life, and 
danger of a violent death. 

The quartile or oppofition of Jupiter and Mars : if Jupiter be the figni- 
ficator, it is the afpecl of fury and ingratitude ; the native is rafh, furious, 
adventurefome, quarrelfome, choleric, and fometimes is vexed with ma- 
lignant fevers, is in danger of a violent death by a wound or blow ; a 
wafler and deflroyer of himfelf, running headlong unto precipices, defi- 
rous of rule, refolute, ill-natured, fubtle, and perpetually ungrateful to 
all his friends, forgetting all their kindneffes. If Mars is fignificator, 
it is .the afpeft of atheifm and infidelity ; the native waftes and deftroys 
his fortune and fubftance ; he is bold, audacious, impudent, and incorri- . 
gible ; of a proud, fcornful, fcoffing, haughty, infolent, humour, a defpifer 

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of religion, virtue, piety, and moral honefty : and is the abomination of 
all good men, 

The qnartile or oppofition of Jupiter and the Sun : if Jupiter be fig- 
nificator, it is the alpect of arrogance and vain-glory ; the native is 
profufe and riotous, given to all forts of excels and prodigality, and lofes 
his expectation; this configuration deprives him of all manner of honour 
and preferment : he is noble, lofty, and brave, but only in outward ap- 
pearance, and does nothing but to be feen of men. If the Sun is figni- 
ficator, the native waites his patrimony, is proud, lofty, and pragmati- 
cal ; a defpifer of the church and religion, and a great lover of pleafure 
and diflipation, to his own infamy and ruin. 

The quartile or oppofition of Jupiter and Venus : if Jupiter be fignifi- 
cator, it is the afpecl of fornication and luft ; the native is given over to 
debauchery, more efpecially if Venus difpofes of Jupiter. If Venus 
be lady of the fecond, the native waftes his fortune and eflate, and will 
become indigent and poor ; he follows bafe and lewd women, and gets 
an infamous name in the world. If Venus be fignificatrix, the native is 
proud, pragmatical, conceited, given over to carnal pleafures, a defpifer 
of piety, virtue, honefty, and religion ; one having a mere outfide, a flat- 
terer, deceiver, a wader of his own fortunes and patrimony ; he will 
have many enemies created by his own evil ways, chiefly among thofe of 
the cliurch v and people of an honed converfation. 

The quartile or oppofition of Jupiter and Mercury : if Jupker be fig- 
nificafor, it is the afpeft of ftrife and contention ; the native will be in- 
volved in many troubles, controverfies, and perplexities, have many law- 
fuits and incumbrances, to his very great prejudice, and to the injury of 
his health as well as of his eftate ; he will be rafh, humourfome, and very 
undable in all his ways, being generally deceived in all his expectations; 
for Mercury, thus afflifted, reprefents things wrong to the imagination. 
If Mercury be fignificafor, it is the afpecl of folly and impudence ; the 
native is overfeen in all he undertakes, makes filly refolves, and as fool- 
ilhly repents of them to his prejudice ; a repining fimple creature, given 
over to fimplicity and abfurdity, to his own utter undoing. 

The quartile or oppofition of Jupiter and the Moon : if Jupiter be fig- 
nificator, it (hews a wafting and lols of fubftance by many ordinary peo- 
ple ; makes the native mutable, foolifh, without resolution, and one full 
of words without any depth or reafon in them ; it {hews alfo lofs of 
credit and eftimation, and brings many popular evils on him ; if the 

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230 AN ILLUSTRATION 

Moon be fignificatrix, the native is perplexed with unequal fortunes in 
the world, many crones and affli&ions befal him ; falfe friends, and de- 
ceitful confederates enfnare him, his fubftance is made a prey to merci- 
lels enemies, and himfelf the obje6t of their cruelty. 

The quartile or oppofition of Mars and the Sun : if Mars be fignifica- 
tor, it is the afpel of confufion and ruin, the native aims at great and 
high things, but falls at laft into an abyfs of trouble and mifery ; he 
mifcarriesin all his undertakings, heaps upon himlelf torrents of forrow, 
and forebodes a violent death, which, if the Sun be lord of the fixth, 
feventh, or eighth, houfes, will be by means of a fall, or of a wound 
with a weapon ; but, if lord of the tenth, by fentenceof a. judge. If the 
Sun be fignificator, it is the afpecl: of vanity, fury, and madnefs : it (hews 
danger of the lofs of an eye, violent death, or death by a malignant fe- 
ver ; the native is ra(h in all his actions, fquanders away his fubllance, 
and makes his life and fortunes miferable and defperate. 

The quartile or oppofition of Mars and Venus : if Mars be fignifica- 
tor, the native is given to vanity, wickednefs, lultful pleafures, and all 
manner of abominations of the flefh, gluttony, gaming, and drinking ; 
he is treacherous, ill-natured, and very unfortunate ; when he marries, 
he commonly marries a woman of ill-fame ; he is much given to boaft- 
ing and orientation. If Venus be fignificatrix, the native is infinitely 
wicked, a thief, felon, highwayman, or murderer; takes to all manner 
of vice and mifchief ; unfortunate both to himfelf and others ; given to 
ftrife, contention, and every kind of debauchery and wickednefs. 

The quartile or oppofition of Mars and Mercury : if Mars be fignifi- 
cator, the native is bold, impudent, baie, treacherous, deceitful above 
meafure, even to his mod endeared friend; an atheift, a defpifer of God 
and all goodnefs, a fuperficial, inconftant, unfettled, wretched, crea- 
ture ; a fhifter up and down, a thief, and one that lives by dangerous 
courfes ; one ill brooking, and long retaining, the fenfe of an injury; 
humourforne, conceited, difficult to be pleafed, and unfortunate in all 
things. If Mercury be fignificator, the native is guilty of many crimes, 
is of a very wicked and evil nature, likely to be guilty of murder or rob- 
bery ; a breeder of contention and mifchief, and a follower of almoft 
every difhonourable practice. 

The quartile or oppofition of Mars and the Moon : if Mars be fignifi- 
cator, the native is ill-tongued, a perfect fcold, gives railing and bafe 
language in almoft all difcourie, is ungrateful, and a forgetter of kind- 

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ncfles. a wanderer, a v i-rihond, a detractor from other men's worth, one 
flupid, and of a (n vile life, unfortunate in all his undertakings. If the 
Moon !>< fignificatrix, the native will be in danger of lofing one of his 
eyes, die a violent death, or be fubjeft to many croffes, troubles, and 
aflliclions of fortune and juftiec; he is fubjeft to hurts, wounds, and 
other mifchiefs ; and is mutable, rafh, paffionate, ambitious, prodigal, 
malicious, treacherous, and fubjeft to innumerable miferics. 

The quartile or oppofition of Sol and Venus ; if Sol be fignificator, 
the native lives in a difhonourable repute, receives many great troubles 
and misfortunes by means of women ; he is bold, confident, proud, one 
delighting in firife, contention, and oppofition, unfortunate in mofi of 
his actions, and coming off in mod of his undertakings with dimonour. 
If Venus be fignificatrix, the native deludes himfelf with vanities, and 
expectations of things which will never be; he is angry, paffionate, 
and given up to pride, boafting, and vain glory ; receives much hurt by 
great men, and lometimes may be in danger of his life by fentence of 
the judge. 

The quartile or oppofition of Sol and Mercury ; if Sol be fignificator, 
the native is fubjecl; to many loffes and vexations by the law ; or receives 
hurt by mercurial men and things ; is unfortunate, and has an impedi- 
ment in his fpeeeh ; one that is deceitful, falfe, and not to be trufted. If 
Mercury be fignificator, the native is of a middle ftature, dull fwarthy 
complexion, tanned or fun-burnt, with light-brown hair, full face and 
eye, high nofe, ha fly, choleric, proud, angry, and infolent ; a boaiter, 
ambitious, highly conceited of himfelf, and fubjecl to the frowns of 
princes and great men. 

The quartile or oppofition of Sol and Luna; if Sol be fignificator, the 
native's fortune is mutable and unftable, he falls into contempt and re- 
proach among the common people, and merits the hatred or difpleafure 
of fome great lady or perfon ; he is a cheat, deceiver, or impoftor. If 
Luna be fignificatrix, the native is full-faced, of a clear vifage, and light- 
coloured hair, very ambitious of honour, which flies from him like a 
fhadow purfued; one aiming at and attempting many grreat thing's \v 

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out luccels, but meeting with many crolles, lolies, troubles, for rows, and 
obftruclions, in his way to preferment. 

The quartile or oppofition of Venus and Mercury ; if Venus be figni- 
ficatrix, the native is crafty, fubtle, deceitful, and given to thievery; he 
has an impediment in his fpeeeh, is of uuli underftanding, froward, felf- 

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willed, crofs, and indeed a perfect knave, one whofe ill conditions and 
bale mind always keep him poor. If Mercury be fignificator, the na- 
tive is deceitful, difhoneft, flothful, given to indolence and eafe, and 
delights in the company of lewd women ; a mere diflembler, and one 
that waftes and fpends his fortune in debauchery. 

The quartile or oppofition of Venus and Luna ; if Venus be fignifica- 
trix, it (hews mutability, flrife, contention, quarrelling, debate, one of 
an .ill tongue and a worfe life, unfortunate in marriage and children, one 
idle, indolent, and lazy, fubjecl to poverty and beggary. If Luna be fig- 
nificatrix, the perfon is of a bold, impudent, audacious, ;difpofition, given 
up to luft and lewdnefs ; a mere vulgar fordid creature, a wanderer, 
fugitive, and vagabond ; deceitful, and fubjecl to a multitude of misfor- 
tunes, efpecially from and among women. 

The quartile or oppofition of Mercury and Luna ; if Mercury be fig- 
nificator, the native is mutable, unftable in all his ways, foolim, arro- 
gant, void of reafon and good manners, loquacious, and very much con- 
ceited of himfelf ; he (hall meet with many trpubles and oppositions, 
and that from the common people, lofe the favour of fome noble wo- 
man, and be reduced to an abjecl ftate of poverty : the frowns of a 
prince are not fo formidable as the hatred of the common people, for that 
fo precipitates a man, that it prevents him for ever from rifing again 
without fome extraordinary aid : if Luna be fignificatrix, let the native 
take what care and pains he will, he mall never do any thing commenda- 
ble ; it Signifies a defecl in the tongue, and makes the native in every 
undertaking very unfortunate, and for the moft part expofed to contempt 
and infamy. 



On the EFFECTS' of the HOUSES. 

Fir.il Houfe. If one or both of the infortunes vitiate the degrees afcend- 
ing, or the light of time be eclipfed or afflicted, or the lord of the afcend- 
ant combuft, or retrograde and peregrine, or the birth was exactly up- 
on a new or full Moon ; or Luna be in conjun6lion, quartile, or oppofi- 
tion, of Saturn or Mars, or both, in the fourth, fixth, eighth, or twelfth, 
houfe, or befieged of the infortunes ; the native will be of fhort life ; bat 
contrariwife, if there be fignifications of long life ; that is, if the afcend- 
ant, planet therein, or its lord, or all of them, be in a good houfe of hea- 
ven, effentially ilrong, and free from affliction, increafing in number, 
light, and motion ; the native will then have a long and happy life ; 
otherwife unhappy. Now the afflicting planet, by confidering what 
houfe he is lord of) and pofited in, will mew the caufe. 

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Second Houfe. The rufp of the fecond om affliction, or 

alfiffed with the j <- or beams ol 

tune 1 , or lord of the frroud ; or the lord 

affliction, and in a good houfe. or in < . of 

fortunate pi/ in e>njniM-i ion of beiv ars of the firff 

or (econd mngnr dl evident. t<Mti.';K';:;es of much wealth, 

great riches ; but, if the rufp fecond hotife, the pldnd th< 

or the lord thereof, be combufl. weak, afflicted I . quar- 

tile, or oppofition, or*the infortunes, decreafing in number, light, and 
motion, or in an evil houfe, they are evident tefiimonies ol rty and 

extreme want. 

Third Houfe. The cufp of the third, free from affliction, fortified 
with the dragon's head, or good planets, or their afj> r the prefence 

of its lord ; or the lord thereof ffrong and free from affliction, and in a 
good houfe, in a fextile or trine with good planets, or the Moon, (hews 
good, pleafant, and fafe, journeys ; but, if the cufp thereof or its lord be 
afflicted with the conjunction, quartile, or oppofition, of the inibrtune ; 
or the lord thereof be weak, peregrine, and in the feventh or eighth hu 
it indicates misfortune, and lofles by robbery or other wife. 

Fourth Houfe. The lord of the fourth, in the fourth, (and genera' 
any planets there,) fhew an inheritance in land, if they are fortunes, and 
ffrongly dignified; or, if the cufp of the fourth, or its lord, be in a fextile 
or trine with Saturn or Jupiter, it denotes the fame: but, if infortunrs, or 
afllicled by the quartile or oppofition of any planet, chiefly Saturn or Mars, 
or the lord of the fourth be weak or retrograde, there is either no inhe- 
ritance, orelfe it is much incumbered, or in danger of being loft. 

Fifth Houfe. The angles and cufp of the fifth, and fign in which the 
lord of the eighth is, being in fruitful figns ; many planets in the fifth, 
efpecially Jupiter, Venus, Mercury, and Luna; or they caffing their 
tnnes to the fifth, or its lord ; or if there be any tranflation or reception, 
or mutual pofition between them and the lord of the fifth ; or the lord of 
the fifth, and the lord of the afcendant, or the planet in the afcendant, or 
dragon's head, be there; thefe are fignificators of a plentiful iflue : but 
Saturn, Mars, Sol, or dragon's tail, there, efpeciallv in barren figns. and 
Luna, and the lord of the afcendant, in barren figns alfo, and the lord of 
the afcendant, or fifth, in quartile or oppofition of one another, or with 
Saturn or Mars, are evident Teftimonies of barrennefs. 

Sixth Houfe. If the lord of the fixth or planet in the fixth afflict 
not the afcendant or the lord thereof, or the lord of the afcendant be not 
in the fixth, or in its lord's dignities, or in quartile or oppofition of Sa- 
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234 A N ILLUSTRATION 

turn or Mars ; or combuft of Sol in the fixth, feventh, or twelfth, houfes ; 
or the lord of the fixth, or any planet of his nature, be not in the afcenci- 
ant ; then will the native be healthful, and of a ftrong body, and very 
free from difeafes ; and fo contrariwife. If the lord of the fixth or pla- 
net therein be in quartile or oppofition of the lord of the afcendant or 
fecond, or planets therein, or exalted therein, or the lord of the fecond be 
in the fixth in quartile or oppofition of the lord of the afcendant, or fixth, 
the native's fervants will prove treacherous and thieviih to him ; and fo 
on the contrary. 

Seventh Houfe. If the Moon or any light planet tranflate the light of 
the lord of the afcendant or planet therein to the lord of the feventh 
or planet therein, or there be any mutual reception between the figni- 
ficators, either by houfe or pofition, Or they apply to one another by 
conjunction, fextile, or trine, but efpecially with reception, or the Moon 
apply to the conjunction, fextile, or trine, of the lord of the afcendant, 
or planet therein, and the fignificators be in fruitful figns, the native 
will marry; fo alfo, if (he tranflates the light of Mars to Venus ; and 
fo contrariwife. The lord of the afcendant near a partile afpecl; of many 
planets, or the lord of the feventh and planets therein, applying jointly to 
the lord of the feventh, many planets in the feventh, and they in good 
afpecl; with Luna or Venus, or lord of the feventh, are arguments of 
marrying more than once ; and fo contrariwife. The agreement between 
both is difcerned from the quality of the application, reception, tranfla- 
tion, pofition, and dignities, of the fignificators : and in thefe words the 
whole bufinefs of public adverfaries is comprehended ; fave that that fig- 
nificator which is ftrongeft, freed from affliction, moil aflifted, and beft 
pofited, (hall overcome, and that perfon mall live longeft. 

Eighth Houfe. The lord of the afcendant ftrong, or in a good houfe, 
and in good afpecl with the lord of the eighth, or planets in the eighth ; 
or if Jupiter or Venus be lords of the eighth, or pofited in the cufp 
thereof, or Luna tranflates the light of the lord of the eighth, or planet 
in the eighth, to the lord of the afcendant, or planet therein, by good 
afpecls ; or when the lord of the afcendant, the luminaries, lord of the 
eighth, or cufp of the eighth, be in violent figns ; the native will die a 
natural death; but, if the fignificators of death be elfentially fortified, and 
in the eighth, or in quartile or oppofition of the lord of the afcendant, Sol 
and Luna, or planets in the afcendant, and in violent figns, or in oppo- 
fition to the afcendant, the native will be in danger of dying a violent 
death. The cufp of the eighth adorned with fixed ftars of the firft and 
fecond magnitude, or with the prefence of Jupiter, Venus, Sol, Luna, 
dragon's head, or part of fortune, or with the good afpecl; of the faid pla- 
nets ; or the lord thereof ftrong, free from affliction, and fortified with 

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the conjunction, fcxtile, or trine, of bciievolcnts, are figns of a good 
dowry; and fo contrariwile. 

Ninth Houfe. If the lord of the ninth, or planets in the ninth, be in 
mutual reception with the lord of the afccndant, or planets in the afcen- 
dant, or the Moon or any light planet makes any tranflation, or there 
be any pofition or any application between the principal (ignificators by 
good afpecl:, the native will travel, prove a merchant, a fcholar, or cler- 
gyman; and, if Jupiter, Venus, Mercury, Luna, the Part of Fortune, or 
Dragon's Head, be there, or the lord of the ninth, or planets therein, 
being in good afpecl: with any benevolent, the native will be truly religi- 
ous, and gain much by any thing he undertakes. The lord of the ninth 
in the afcendant, in trine to a planet in the ninth, the fame ; but, if Saturn, 
Mars, or the lord of an evil houfe, or Dragon's Tail, be pofited there ; 
or the lord thereof be weak, combuft, affli&ed, or retrograde, it forebodes 
much evil. 

Tenth Houfe. The only figns of honour are the ftrength of the lords 
of the afcendant, medium cceli, and their difpolition either by good appli- 
cation, pofition, reception, or tranflation ; or the prefence or good afpecl: 
of Jupiter, Sol, Venus, Mercury, Luna; or the pofition of the Dragon's 
Head or Part of Fortune in the tenth or eleventh houfes; the contrary 
afpecls fhew difhonour, difgrace, fhame, contempt, and at length endan- 
ger a violent death. 

~ Eleventh Houfe. The lord of the eleventh, or any other planet there, 
mews friends ; fo alfo, if they be in mutual reception, or pofition, or if 
there be any tranflation or application between them and the lord of the 
afcendant, or planets therein, or if Jupiter, Venus, Sol, Luna, or Dra- 
gon's Tail* be there, they are arguments of great, noble, generous, and 
faithful, friends; but, if the fignificators have malignant afpecls, and 
there be no tranflation, reception, or pofition, or if Saturn and Mars 
or the lord of the twelfth be pofited there, they (hew either few or no 
friends, or elfe very bad and falfe ones. 

Twelfth Houfe. No planet in the twelfth, nor the lord thereof in 
any afpecl with the lord of the afccndant, or planets in the afcendant, or 
afcendant itfelf, or the lord of the afcendant not pofited in the twelfth, 
or in afpecl: with the lord of the twelfth, are arguments of few private 
enemies; but, if the afcendant, its lord, or planets therein, be in conjunc- 
tion or evil afpecl: with the lord of the twelfth, or Saturn and Mars, and 
thi-y lords of evil houfes, or if they be polited in the afcendant, fevcnth, 
or twelfth houfes. or in combuftion., the native will have many and great 
enemies, and be fubjeft to imprifonment, and many other troubles; but 

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236 AN ILLUSTRATION 

if, inftead of evil, the'afpel be good, with the fignificators in bad 
houfes, the native will be deluded and drawn into troubles through fair 
pretences, and his private enemies will always be fuch as outwardly ex- 
prefs a kindnefs for him. 

GENERAL JUDGMENTS to be inferred from DIRECTIONS. 

The Lord of the Afcendant to PromiJJbrs. To the afcendant, it figni- 
fies much happinefs ; to the fecond houfe or its lord, it has fignification 
of fubftance ; to the third or its lord, of journeys ; to the fourth or its 
lord, of inheritances; to the fifth or its lord, of children; to the fixth 
or its lord, of ficknefs and fervants ; to the feventh or its lord, wives, 
public enemies, and law-fuits ; to the eighth or its lord, death and le- 
gacies ; to the ninth or its lord, learning, ecclefiaftical preferment, mer- 
chandife, going to fea ; to the tenth or its lord, honour, preferment, 
office, dignity, trading ; to the eleventh or its lord, friends, hopes, and 
expectances ; to the twelfth or its lord, imprifonment, and private 
enemies. 

The Lord of the Second to Promiffbrs. To the fecond, a great increale 
of wealth and riches; to the third or its lord, gain or lofs by kindred, 
neighbours, or travelling ; to the fourth or its lord, gain or lofs by houfes, 
lands, or parents ; to the fifth or its lord, by children, or by gaming ; to 
the fixth or its lord, by fervants, or cattle ; to the feventh or its lord, 
by marriage, women, public enemies, law-fuits ; to the eighth or its 
lord, by death, or legacies ; to the ninth or its lord, by learning, arts, 
fciences, the fea, religion ; to the tenth or its lord, by trade, honour, 
preferment, or dignity ; to the eleventh or its lord, by friends; to the 
twelfth or its lord, by great cattle, private enemies, imprifonment ; to 
the afcendant or its lord, by the native's own induftry. 

The Lord of the Third to Promisors. To the third, many pleafant jour- 
neys ; to the fourth houfe or its lord, gain by travelling, or to fee his 
father, or fome eftate ; to the fifth or its lord, travelling for pleafuf e, or on 
account of children ; to the fixth houfe or its lord, journeys about finall 
cattle ; to the feventh or its lord, journeying on fome law-fuit, public 
adverfary, or women ; to the eighth houfe or its lord, concerning fome 
legacy, or wife's portion ; to the ninth or its lord, for the fake of reli- 
gion, merchandife, learning, or to fee foreign countries ; to the tenth 
or its lord, for horiour, preferment, trade, or to fee his mother ; to the 
eleventh or its lord, to fee a friend, or in hopes of advantage ; to the 
twelfth or its lord, becaufe of private enemies, or fear of imprifonment; 

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to the nfrendant or its lord, for health or pleafure : to the fecond or its 
lord, for fubllance or wealth. 

The Lord of the Fourth to Promijfors. To the fourth houfe, inheri- 
tances ; to the fifth or its lord, ;ui rll.ite to fome of the native's children ; 
to the fixth 01 its lord, an rllai'* to fall to the native from fome relations, 
or uncles and aunts by the father's fide ; to the feventh or its lord, by 
marriage, or the law ; to the eighth or its lord, by forne legacy or portion 
by a wife ; to the ninth or its lord, by learning, trading to fea, the 
church, or wife's kindred; to the tenth or its lord, by the wife's father, 
or the king or fome noble or great man ; to the eleventh or its lord, by 
means of a friend; to the twelfth or its lord, by dealing in cattle ; to the 
afcendant or its lord, by his own induRry ; to the fecond or its lord, by 
purchafe ; to the third or its lord, by death of kindred. 

The Lord of the Fifth to Promiffbrs. To the fifth houfe, it gives to the 
native a child ; to the fixth or its lord, that his children may become 
fervants to him ; to the feventh or its lord, that they may travel, or that 
his wife may have another child ; to the eighth or its lord, danger of 
death, through fome excefs of pleafure ; to the ninth or its lord, that 
the native will chiefly delight in religion, arts, fciences, or the fea ; to 
the tenth or its lord, ficknefs to the native's children ; to the eleventh or 
its lord, the love of a fpecial friend, or the marriage of one of his chil- 
dren ; to the twelfth or its lord, the death of a child, or danger thereof, 
or a legacy left to it ; to the afcendant or its lord, the love or hate of the 
native's children to him, or their travelling beyond fea ; to the fecond or 
its lord, that they, (hall have honour and renown in the world, and have 
fome gifts from their father ; to the third or its lord, that the native 
mall take recreation in the country, and among his kindred ; to the 
fourth or its lord, that the native's children may deal in great cattle, and 
have many private enemies. 

The Lord of the Sixth to Promiffbrs. To the fixth houfe, thriving by- 
trade and hufbandry ; to the feventh or its lord, danger of ficknels 
through fome women, or by quarrelling ; to the eighth or its lord, dan- 
ger of mortal ficknefs ; to the ninth or its lord, ficknefs at fea, or from 
too much ftudy ; to the tenth or its lord, grief for fome difhonour, or 
not attaining to the honour defired; to the eleventh or its lord, infeclion 
among cattle, or grief of the native for fome fpecial friend's fake ; to the 
twelfth or its lord, lofs of cattle by thieves, ficknefs, or infection ; to 
the afcendant or its lord, ficknefs through the native's own foily ; to the 
fecond or its lord, for want of money, or lofs of an eftate ; to the third 
or its lord, by reafon of fome journey, or unkindnefs of kindred; to the 
fourth or its lord, by reafon of his father, or grief for lofs of inherit- 
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238 AN ILLUSTRATION 

ance ; to the fifth or its lord, for fome unlawful pleafure, difobedience, 
or death of a child. 

The Lord of the Seventh to Promiffors. To the feventh houfe, fick- 
nefs, or illnefs to the native; to the eighth or its lord, the wife's por- 
tion ; to the ninth or its lord, (he goes into the country, or is concerned 
with her kindred ; to the tenth or its lord, takes poffeflion of an inherit- 
ance ; to the eleventh or its lord, (he has a child, or comes more into the 
hufband's favour ; to the twelfth or its lord, (he is fickly, or fome way 
concerned with her hufband's private enemies ; to the afcendant or its lord, 
fhe and her hufband become greater friends or enemies than formerly ; then 
alfo law-fuits either begin or end ; to the fecond or its lord, a wife politic 
enemy, or a law-fuit proves good or bad to the native's fubftance ; to the 
third or its lord, fhe either goes beyond fea, or takes fome long journey ; 
to the fourth or its lord, fhe brings him lands ; to the fifth or its lord, 
children and friends ; to the fixth or its lord, fhe meets with private 
enemies. 

The Lord of the Eighth to Promiflors. To the eighth houfe, legacies ; 
to the ninth or its lord, legacies by fome of the wife's brethren, or by a 
clergyman ; to the tenth or its lord, by his wife's father or his own mo- 
ther ; to the eleventh or its lord, by fome friend ; to the twelfth or its 
lord, by fome of his wife's uncles or aunts by the father's fide, or fome of 
his own by the mother's fide ; to the afcendant or its lord, danger of 
death ; to the fecond or its lord, receiving of the wife's portion ; to the 
third or its lord, a legacy by a brother or kinfman; to the fourth or its 
lord, by a father ; to the fifth or its lord, danger of death to a child, or 
the falling of an inheritance to it; to the fixth or its lord, a dangerous 
ficknefs to the native ; to the feventh or its lord, the wife's dowry, or 
legacies by means of a wife. 

The Lord of the Ninth to Promiffbrs. To the ninth houfe, good fuc- 
cefs at fea, church preferment ; to the tenth or its lord, preferment 
and honour by means of learning, the fea, or the church ; to the eleventh 
or its lord, that the native gets many friends by his learniag and fan&ity: 

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to the twelith or its lord, many private enemies ; to the alcendant or its 
lord, that the native mail attain to learning, arts, fciences, or ecclefiaf- 
tical preferment, through his own induflry ; to the fecond or its lord, by- 
meaas of his wealth, and that he may get or lofe fubftance thereby ; to 
the third or its lord, that he may attain thofe things by means of a bro- 
ther, kinfman, or neighbour, or may travel for improvement; to the 
fourth or its lord, by means of a father or of an inheritance, or he may 
get an eflate thereby ; to the fifth or its lord, that he mall be induflri- 

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ous, and fit-light in the ed:ir;vion of his children ; to the fixth or its lord, 
fickwfs through too much fludy, or care for bufim-fs ; to ihe. fevcnth 
or its lord, church preferment by mr.ms of a wife or woman ; to the 
eighth or its lord, by means of her fortune ; or danger of death for fome 
mildcmeanor. 

The Lord of the Tenth to Promiffors. To tlie tenth houfe, great and emi- 
nent honour and preferment ; to the eleventh houfe or its lord, prefer- 
ment through friends, and that he fhall attain honourable friends by 
his preferment ; if he be a tradefman, he will gain much thereby, through 
his friends and acquaintance, and fo on, conjlderatis conjiderandis ; to tne 
twelfth or its lord, difhonour and lofs, or danger of imprifonment by 
means of a private enemy ; to the afcendant or its lord, honour, glory, or 
dignity, by his own induftry ; to the fecond or its lord, by means of 
money ; to the third or its lord, by travel, kindred, neighbours, or the 
like; to the fourth or its lord, by means of a father, or an inheritance ; 
to the fifth or its lord, by means of children, or pleafant companions; to 
the fixth or its lord, by means of a fcrvant ; to the feventh or its lord, 
by a wife, or fome woman ; to the eighth or its lord, by a legacy, or 
wife's portion; to the ninth or its lord, by the fea, merchandife, the 
church, arts, fciences, &c. 

The Lord of tbe Eleventh Houfe to Promiffors. To the eleventh^ houfe, 
fure friends ; to the twelfth or its lord, friendfhip from enemies ; to 
the afcendant or its lord, endeared friends for the native's own fake ; to 
the fecond or its lord, profitable friends ; to the third or its lord, 
friendfhip or kindred, brethren, or neighbours ; to the fourth or its lord, 
friends by means of an eflate ; to the fifth or its lord, by means of jo- 
vial companions, or children ; to the fixth or its lord, by means of a fer- 
vant ; to the feventh or its lord, by a wife, or the reconciliation of an 
enemy ; to the eighth or its lord, legacies by means of a friend, alfo 
honourable friends ; to the ninth or its lord, friendfhip by reafon of the 
church, fea, arts, fciences, merchandife, &c. alfo religious friends ; to the 
tenth or its lord, the friendfhip of the king, queen, or fome nobleman ; 
honourable friends, and fuch as are friends to him by reafon of his pro- 
feflion, dignity, or greatnefs. 

The Lord of tbe Twelfth to Promisors. To the twelfth houfe, pri- 
vate enemies ; to the afcendant or its lord, danger of imprifonment ; to 
the fecond or its lord, lofs or gain of fubflance by private enemies or 
by cattle; to the third or its lord, enemies amongft kindred or relations; 
to the fourth or its lord, prejudice to inheritances : to the fifth houfe 
or its lord, ficknefs, falfity of children ; to the fixth houfe or its lord, 

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lofs of cattle by robbery or the like ; to the feventh cr its lord, death of 
private enemies ; to the eighth or its lord, gifts or legacies; to the ninth 
or its lord, enemies among churchmen, merchants, and learned men ; 
to the tenth or its lord, the notice of great and noble men, or lofs of 
credit; to the eleventh or its lord, lofs of friends, or that friends may 
become enemies, 

Thefe directions may either fignify good or evil to thofe things which 
we have fpecified them to fignify, according to the nature and quality of 
the promiffor ; for, if the direction was to the fextile or trine of the pro- 
miffbr, without doubt the things promifed by that direction may be 
eminently good ; if to the quartile or oppofition, very bad ; and, if to 
the conjun&ion, then according to the nature and quality of the planet, 
and the houfes he is lord of, be he good or evil. 



As the afcendant fignifies the body, mind, and life; the fecond, ef- 
tate and fubftance ; and the tenth, preferment, credit, trade, and favour of 
great men ; fo alfo Sol, Luna, and the Part of Fortune, befides what they 
import by being pofited in, or lords of, any particular houfe, fignify the 
body, mind, fubftance, life, health, dignity, offices, affeclions, eftate, 
fortune, and friendfhip, of great perfons. Thefe things being under- 
ftood, he that would truly judge of the effe&s of direclions, ought 
to confider the true fignification, of the fignificator, of the promit- 
tor, and of the houfe ; firft, what they fignify eflentially, and what ac- 
cidentally ; fecondly, what by domination, and what by pofition ; for 
thofe things fignified by the fignificator (hall either be augmented or di- 
jninifhed, preferved or deftroyed, ftrengthened or weakened, attained or 
loft, according, firft, as the houfe or point where the direction falls is 
fortified or vitiated, by the prefence or beams of good or evil ftars ; fe- 
condly, according to the eminency of the fignificator ; and, laftly, as the 
promiftbr is good or bad, ftrong or weak. Therefore the Jignijicator 
fignifies the thing promifed; the houfe in which the direction falls, its 
relation or quality; and the Promiffor t the means of the accomplishment; 
wherein muft be confidered the radical fortitudes of both, for accordingly 
the effects of the direction will operate, and be durable, whether good 
or evil, till this or fome other fignificator meets with another promiffor, 
Gf e contrario ; wherein note, that, if the fignificator be ftrong, the thing 
promifed will be very good and great ; \vhich, if the promiffor anfwers 
in ftrength, in the direction will glorioufly appear ; but, if the promiffor 
be weak or mean, the native may attain the thing fignified, but not without 
great delay, labour, care, and toil : but contrariwife, if the fignificator be 

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for tlim the matter will not be great or eminent, let the promif- 
what il will. 

If the fignificator difpofes of the place of the direction, though an 
evil one, the promiilnj- will not do fo much liurt as it otherwife would ; 
but, if the pfomHTor be difpofer of the place of an evil direction, it will 
the:i operate with double force, according to the greatnefs of its malig- 
nity. But, if another planet diipoles of the place of the direction, then, 
according as that planet fympathizes with the fignificator, either by na- 
ture, body, or beams, fo the good or evil fignified by the direction 
(hall be increafed or diminifhed. 

If Saturn, Jupiter, or Mars, be fignificators, they will not be fo much 
impcdited by evil pramiffors as the other planets are; but, whenever they 
are promifTors, and afflicted by malefic afpects, they effect what they 
portend with violence. 

If two directions, the one good, the other evil, (hall operate at one and 
the fame time, unlefs they are diametrically oppofite one to another, the 
effects of both will appear, but that mod apparently which coheres with 
the revolution of the year. 

The fignificator and promiflbr fhall fympathize together ; and, if the 
good direction fhall fall in fextile to the radical place of the fignificator, 
or near the body of an eminent fixed liar, cohering in nature, that di- 
rection will famoufly manifeft its influence; for directions to the bodies 
of fixed ftars of the firlt, fecond, or third, magnitude, according as they 
in nature agree or difagree with the fignificator, fo they will fuddenly ancl 
unexpectedly either help or impede him, and chiefly in and by thofe things 
fignified by the houfe in which the direction falls. 

JUDGMENTS to be inferred from TRANSITS. 

Tranfits of good planets by good places or promiffors fignify good, but 
by evil places, evil ; and fo contrariwife. And whatfoever we have be- 
fore faid of directions, the fame things, in an inferior 'degree, are to be 
Understood of tranfits, with this difference, that, whereas directions fig- 
nify the good or evil to be eminent, tranfits fignify much fmallcr mat- 
ters of the fame kind ; and whereas the force or effects of a direction lafts 
long, the effects of a tranfitare generally over as foon as the t ran fit ; the 
one oftentimes lading years, the other but days or weeks at moiL 

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242 AN ILLUSTRATION 

But the tranfits of the fuperiors, as Saturn and Jupiter, are very emi- 
nently to be confidered, for they never pafs without obvious effefts, which 
often laft a whole year, be they good or evil ; for, if they be lords of ill 
houfes, or radically in an ill houfe, if they tranfit the afcendant, the 
quartile, or oppofition, or place of its lord, they threaten life ; if the 
fecond or its lord, the fubftance ; if the third or its lord, journeys ; if 
the fourth or its lord, danger to the father, or lofs of inheritance ; if the 
fifth or its lord, lofs by gaming, and death of children ; if the fixth or its 
lord, death of cattle ; if the feventh or its lord, ficknefs of the wife ; 
if the eighth or its lord, lofs of fubflance, becaufe they caft their op- 
pofition unto the fecond ; if the ninth or its lord, lofs at fea, robbing by 
land, envy of churchmen ; if the tenth or its lord, the king's difplea- 
fure if a courtier, but lofs of trade if a tradefman ; if the eleventh or its 
lord, evil friends, or their affliction, the lofs of hopes ; if the twelfth or 
its lord, death, and lofs by cattle. 

Obferve on what day the moon or other planets caft their trine or 
fextile to the cufp of the fecond, or tranfit the trine or fextile of its lord, 
or planet near its cufp, or caft their trine or textile to the part of fortune ; 
for thofe days will be good to the native, and very profitable; and, if 
he mind his bufinefs, he may then have aftonifhing fuccefs ; but thofe 
days in which the faid planets tranfit the quartile or oppofition will be as 
bad, wherein, if he lofes not money, he is fure to get none ; and this I 
have found more than a thoufand times true ; the fame if an evil planet 
tranfits the conjunction of the lord of the fecond or part of fortune; but 
the tranfits of a good planet to their conjunction are advantageous. 

Saturn and Jupiter, if they be lords of good houfes, and tranfit the 
good afpecl; or conjuh6Hon of any fiVnificator, with whom they a^ree in 

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nature, or were radically in good alpect with, ligniiy much good. 

If good planets or the lord of the afcendant tranfit the medium cceli, 
or place or its lord, or its fextile or trine, the native gets honour, or 
trade ; and, if he be in purfuit of any preferment, he attains it. 

The lord of the afcendant, tranfiting the afcendant or his radical place, 
(hews health to the native; the fecond, or the conjunction, fextile, or 
trine, of its lord, gain ; the third, or conjunction, fextile, or trine, of its 
lord, good journeys, and the friendfhip of kindred and neighbours, &c. 

The lord of the fecond tranfiting the cufp thereof, or his radical place, 
denotes gain ; the third houfe, or the conjunction, fextile, or trine, of its 
lord, or planet therein, (hews gain by travelling, neighbours, kindred, &c. 

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The tranfits of the Moon difcovcr all things, whether go 
which happen to a man daily, through the whole courfe r 
application to, or tranfn .id trincs, (hew gpod ; of quar 

and oppoiitions, evil, concerning all thofe things {: by th.. 

in which the tranfit is made: where, if i itrix, tlie good or 

evil will alib fall in part upon the things figuified by her, according to 
the houfe ihe was lady of, or pofited in the radix ; but, if not, the good 
or evil will fall upon thofe things fignilicd by the lignificator which is 
tran fi ted. 

JUDGMENTS to be inferred from REVOLUTIONS. 

The judgments of a revolution are eafy to be determined, by confidei- 
ing in what houfe and fign in the revolution the radical fignificators are 
pofited ; for according to thofe revolutional pofitions and configurations 
we are to judge. So that, if the lord of the fecond houfe be in the third, it 
mews gain to come either by travel, or by kindred, or neighbours ; and, if 
he be alfo in fextile or trine with the lord of the third in the radix, the 
fame ; if with the lord of the fourth, by a father; if in the medium cccli, 
or in conjunction, fextile, or trine, with his radical lord, gain by trade, 
office, preferment, or noblemen. Hence it appears, that the fignificator of 
fubftance in a revolution is not the lord of the fecond in the revolution, 
but the lord of the fecond in the radix ; the fignificator of lands is not 
the lord of the fourth in the revolution, but the lord of the fourth in the 
radix ; the fame is to be underftood of the reft; but, if the fame figw which 
afcended radically afcends in the revolution, its effects will be the more 
firm, becaufe the fignificators are the fame; the like, if the fame planets 
which were lords of the feveral houfes in the radix be lords of the fame 
in the revolution, though they poflefs not the fame fign. 

Whatfoever good or evil is prefaged unto the native, either by direc- 
tion, tranfit, or revolution, we are to meafure the greatnefs thereof, ac- 
cording to the radical ftrength or fortitudes of the fignificators, compar- 
ed with their ftrength or fortitudes at the time of direction ; where, if 
they are radically ftrong, the good or evil will be great and permanent, 
the which is confirmed if they be ftrong alfo at the time of direction or 
tranfit ; if radically weak, the good or evil will but meanly manifeft it- 
felf; and fcarcely at all, if weak at the time of direction or tranfit ; but, 
if radically weak, and ftrong at the time of the direction or tranfit, the 
(fleets thereof may appear much beyond the expectation of the native, 
but will not be very durable. 

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244 AN ILLUSTRATION 

The SIGNIFICATION of feveral FIXED STARS in 

NATIVITIES. 

The fignificator of life or manners, joined to Caput Algol, makes the 
native furly and choleric, and (hews danger of fudden death. To the 
Pleiades, it (hews wantonnefs, ambition, and fcorn. To Aldebaran, 
courage in war, and a martial inclination ; the lord of the afcendant and the 
Moon or Saturn in conjunction with this ftar, fliews a murderer, or one 
that bears a very wicked mind. To Hircus, mews curiofity, one defiring 
novelties ; yet a careful and fleady perfon. To Cingula Orionis, a (harp 
memory and underftanding; one induftrious. To Sy rius, an angry, proud, 
faucy, giddy, imprudent, perfon. To Hercules, fubtilty, craft, bolcl- 
nefs, and cruelty. To Regulus, greatnefs of fpirit, a generous and mag- 
nanimous mind, one ambitious of rule and dominion. To Antares, an 
unruly rafli perfon, and one likely to ruin himfelf by his obftinacy. To 
Arifta, a fweet, noble, generous, foul, a lover of arts and fciences, and, 
if Mercury be with it, a curious inventor of rare things ; but, if Saturn, 
a violent rigid fellow, and fometimes a fool. To Aquila, boldnefs, 'con- 
fidence, valour, but a wicked perfon. To Cauda Delphini, one delight- 
ing in fports, games, mooting, hunting, and the like. The fignifica- 
tor of fubftance, or cufp of the fecond, part of fortune, or its difpofitor, 
in conjunction with Regulus, or with Arifla, (hew much riches. 

The fignificators of fubftance, part of fortune, or its lord, in conjunc- 
tion with Aldebaran or Caput Algol, mew lofs of eftate, and poverty. 
The Sun or Moon with the Pleiades or Praefepe, Antares, or Deneb, the 
native will fuffer Jbme hurt or defecl in his eyes ; and it is incurable if 
that light be angular. The Moon in conjunction with Cingula Orionis, 
and combuft, (hews blindnefs of one eye at leaft. The fignificators of ho- 
nour in conjunction, or within five degrees of conjunction forward or back- 
ward, with Aldebaran, or with Hercules, Regulus, Arifla, Lanx Bore- 
alis, or Antares, (hew great honour and preferment. The Sun or Moon 
in conjunction with the Pleiades, or the Hyades, (hews military prefer- 
ment ; the fame if thofe ftars culminate. Caput Algol culminating, gives 
the native authority over others ; fo alfo Aldebaran, OF Antares, in con- 
junction of Sol or Luna in the afcendant, or medium cceli, give the na- 
tive honour, but with many difficulties and cafualties. Arifta afcending or 
culminating, gives the native religious preferment. Fomahaut and Ri- 
gel in the afcendant, or medium cceli, give an immortal name. Regulus, 
Arclurus, or Humerus Orionis, in conjunction of Sol, Luna, or Jupiter,, 
in the tenth, give ample fortunes, and very great preferment. Syrius, 
or Procyon, in conjunction with Sol in the afcendant or tenth a gives royal 
preferment and favour* 

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O F A S T R O L O G Y. 245 

The luminaries, OIK* or both in conjunction with Caput Algol, 
with Aldebjr. m rus OrionU, or Antares, prefage a 

lent death. S61 m conjuflftion with Caput Algol, in the eighth, and 
his ilifnofitor in <; or oppofition to Mars, the native will be in dan- 

ger oflofing Ills heail; if the light culminates, he may die by fome wound. 
Luna with LI. , or Arclurus in the alccrulant, feventh or tenth, in 

conjunction with Mars, the native will be in danger of being luffoca 
Luna with Antares, and Mars in the fourth, feventh, eleventh, or 
twelfth, houies. with Aldebaran, the native will die by the fword, or by 
a blow, or a fudden fall. Luna with Antares in oppofition of Saturn 
with Aldebaian, (hews, that, if the native be not hanged, he will at Icaft 
die a violent death. Saturn or Mars with Caput Algol, and Luna with 
Deneb. lie dies by the fentence of the judge. The Moon with Cor Hy- 
dra, afflicted by Saturn or Mars, he will be in danger of poifon, or of 
drowning ; and, if the infortune be angular, it is fo much the more certain. 
The Moon with Procyon, and Sol or Mars with Lucida Vulturis, or Fo- 
mahaut, or Ultima in dorfo Capricorni, {hews danger of being bit by a veno- 
mous beaft. The Moon with Syrius and Saturn, or Mars with Ultima in 
ala Pegafi, a violent death by the fury of violent beafts, or martial men. 
The Moon with Cingula Orionis and Saturn, or with Caput Hercules, 
or Antares, mews the native will be in danger of perifhing by water, or by 
wicked perfons. The Moon with the Pleiades, and Saturn or Mars with 
Regulus, mews the lofs of one or both the eyes : and this judgment is 
confirmed, if Luna at the fame time be combuft. 

The Pleiades in conjunction with Mars, and Regulus with Saturn, are 
eminent fignifications of a violent and untimely death. Fixed ftars of 
the firft magnitude near the cufp of the feventh, (hew a good and rich 
wife; but her conditions will much fympathize with the nature of the 
flars. Significators joined with fixed ftars of the firft or fecond magnitude, 
near the ecliptic, fhew great preferment, and eminent honours. Fixed 
liars of the nature of Saturn in conjunction with Sol, involves the native 
in many miferies. Fixed flars of the nature of Mars and Sol, or Mercury 
and Luna, give glory and renown ; of the nature of Jupiter and Venus, or 
Mercury and Venus, honour and wealth. Fixed ftars in angles, give 
admirable preferment, and many great gifts ; and elevate from poverty to 
an extreme height of fortune. 

The SIGNIFICATION of FIXED STARS in DIRECTIONS. 

The afcendant, a planet therein, or its lord, directed to Ultima in a!a 
Pegafi, Oculus Tauri borealis, Lucida pedis Gemini in femore Leonis, 
(hew unto the native good fortune, worldly happinefs, with the love of 

wor. 



246- AN ILLUSTRATION 

women. To the Pleiades, Hyades, Caftor, Pollux, or Praefepe, wounds 
or hurts in the face, arms, or eyes ; imprifonrnent, captivity, banifhment, 
or other obfcurity ; the native has often fore eyes upon thefe directions ; 
falh> into many troubles through luft; engages in quarrels, meets with 
lofs of reputation, and fometimes death itfelf. To the Afelli, a burn- 
ing fever, Jofs of eye-fight, efpecially the left eye, or forenefs of the 
eyes through diftillations of (harp rheum; hurts by fierce and violent 
beaflsor quarrels, malicious flanders, and other inconveniences. To Cin- 
gula Orionis, Lanx Borealis, Axilla Sagitarii, Cornu Capricorni Auftralis, 
Tibia dextra Aquarii, denotes legacies by inheritance, gain by jovial men 
and things, occafions inordinate love, and gives a kind of gravity. To Al- 
debaran, Regulus, from Scorpio, Antares, Humerus prsecedens Orionis, 
Humerus fequens Orionis, honour and wealth in a large meafure, eftima- 
tion among perfons noble and great ; yet thefe directions (hew fome dan- 
ger to the native's health, and may give him acute fever, or other 
violent difeafe. To Arifta, honour and renown in the church, ecclefiaftical 
preferment, applaufe and eftimation among all men ; it makes the native 
ingenious, induftrious, honourable, and beloved. To Cauda Leonis, 
much worldly happinefs, but accompanied with melancholy, troubles, 
and difcontent. To Lucida Maxilla Ceti, Genu Caftoris, Genu Pollucis, 
Ventre Gemini, or Cynofura, (hews danger of life, honour, or eftate, by 
evil men, thieves, and the like ; yet thefe directions often give the native 
poffefTions, inheritances, and legacies. To Lucida Colli Leonis, Ala 
Leonis, Dorfo Leonis, Lanx Auftralis, Genu & tibia dextra Ophinci, 
Deneb, Ultima in Dorfo Capricorni, Sinifter humerus & cubitus dexter 
Aquarii, makes the native felicitous about houfes, poffeflioris, buildings, 
mines, or the like ; gives him much labour, care, hazard, disturbance, 
and vexation, and a melancholy difpofition ; with difgrace, (lander, and 
fcandal, through women. To Hircus, it makes the native eminent in 
martial affairs, and ftirs him up to valour; making him fubtle, witty, 
and difcreet, but a mere diffembler ; fpending and wafting himfelf upon 
lufts and wantonnefs, which ruin his credit and eftimation, reduces his 
trade if he has any, and at laft brings him to thieving, fwindling, robbing, 
and the like defperate purfuits. 

The medium coeli, planets therein, or its lord, directed to Ultima in ala 
Pegafi Zona Andromeda, Pes Andromedas, Oculus Tauri Borealis, Lu- 
cida pedis Gemini in femore Leonis, or Lucida Coronae, gives the native 
honour, glory, and renown, and makes his fortune generally rife by means 
of women. To the Pleiades, Hyades, Humerus Orionis fequens & pre- 
cedens, Caftor, Pollux; Procyon, or Praefepe, brings the native's honour into 
queftion, wounds his reputation, involves him in many troubles and contro- 
verfies ; portends danger of a ftab, of imprifonhient, or of fome tragical end 

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OF ASTROLOGY. 247 

of h : s life, To the Ale Hi, Caput Ilcrculis, Marchah, Dexter Humcrus 
AurigK, forefhtty an eve rlallinr; i in the native's honour, and more 

efpccially il the Dragon be ncai he then runs himfelf into 

erics of (in and wieJ. . To Cirigula Orionis, Lanx Bore,. 

Axilla Sagittarii, Cornu Capricorni Aufhulis, Tibia dextra'Aquarii, Caput 
Andromeda, Collo Serpentarii, (hews honour, glory, renown, the favour of 
>t men, clergymen, ecclefiaftical preferment; and, if atradcfman or mer- 
chant, a good trade, and happy returns from fea, with great profit. To Al- 
debaran, Frons Scorpii, Antares, Hircus, Syrius ; thefe are profperous di- 
rections, and exalt the native infinitely, both in wealth and honour ; he 
proves of an ingenious, magnanimous, and noble, mind; gains favour from 
princes and noblemen, and authority over others ; becomes governor over 
an army, town, fort, or caflle ; and, performs great actions with honour 
and applaufe. To Rigel, Arifla, Regulus, Arfturus, Fomahaut ; thefe 
are the bed directions that can ever happen to any native, for they not 
only raife him to honour, glory, renown, and wealth, to the enjoyment 
of pleafure and riches, and to the favour of kings, princes, prelates, and 
eminent ladies ; to power, authority, and dominion, with a healthful 
conftitution of body ; but alfo crown him with an immortal name. To 
Cauda Leonis, Caput Algol, Cor Hydra, extreme danger by reafon of 
murder, robbery, or fome fudden death from the hands of others, or 
the native acting the fame upon others ; thefe are very evil directions. 
To Lucida Maxilla Ceti, Genu Caftoris, Genu Pollucis, Ventre Gemi- 
ni, Cynofura, Sinifter Humerus & dexter Cubitus Aquarii, Lucida Vul- 
turis, Scheat Pegafi, Cauda Ceti Auftralis, {hew unto the native many 
troubles, ftrife, contention, much difhonour, the lofs of the favour of 
fome great or noble man, or eminent friend ; gives the native many ene- 
mies and much difcontent. To Lucida Colli Leonis, Ala Leonis, Lanx 
Auftralis, Genu et Tibia dextra Ophinci, Deneb, Ultima in Dorfo Capri- 
corni, forefhew ftrife and contention with ancient men, lofs of eftate 
or good name ; the falfity of eminent and ancient friends, with many 
other troubles, if not imprifonment. To the fecond ftar in Ala Siniftra 
Leonis, Lucida Perfei, Dorfo Leonis, Vindemiatrix, honour and preferment 
among fcholars, learned men, and governors of towns and cities ; it may 
be the native may become mafter of a fchool in the country, or fellow of 
a college in the univerhty, or a magiftrate in a city or town corporate. 

The fecond houfe, its lord, or planets therein, to Ultima in Ala Pegafi, 
Oculus Tauri Borealis, Lucida Pedis Gemini in femore Leonis, (hew an 
increafe of the native's fubftance. To the Pleiades, Hyades, Caftor, Pol- 
lux, Pra?fepe, lofs of fubftance and eftate by quarrelling, contention, en- 
vious neighbours, kindred or relations, tedious and vexatious law-fuits, and 
whoredom. To the Afelli, thefe are the worft of all directions, for they 

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248 AN ILLUSTRATION 

fignify the confumption of an eftate, though it confided of mountains of 
gold. To Cingula, Orionis, Lanx Borealis, Axilla Sagittarii, Cornu Ca- 
pricorni Auftralis, Tibia dextra Aquarii, an increafe of fubftance, great 
gains, gifts, legacies, and augmentation of wealth, by the means of great 
ladies and honourable women. To Aldebaran, Regulus, Frons Scorpii, 
Antares, Humerus prrecedens Orionis, Humerus fequens Orionis : an aug- 
mentation of fubftance by honours, preferments, or fome office or dig- 
nity, by the means of great and noble perfons, by military perfons, &c. 
To Arifta, an increafe of fubftance by means of the church, ecclefiaf- 
tical perfons, or to ecclefiaftical preferment by ingenuity, induftry, and 
honourable women. To Cauda Leonis, an increafe of wealth, but with 
much care, labour, and forrow ; if the direction happen near the dragon's 
tail, or the quartile or oppofition of Saturn or Mars, it proves almoft 
fatal to the native's eftate. To Lucida Maxilla Ceti, Genu Caftoris, Genu 
Pollucis, Ventre Gemini, Cynofura, an evil and hurtful time, a time of 
lofs, of cares, of forrows, troubles, and vexations, the native's eftate waftes 
he knows not how. To Lucida Colli Leonis, Ala Leonis, Dorfo Leonis, 
Lanx Auftralis, Genu & Tibia dextra Ophinci, Deneb, Ultimo in Dorfo 
Capricorni, Sinifter Humerus & Cubitus dexter Aquarii, gain by houfes, 
lands, inheritances, by buying and felling of them, &c. yet with care^ 
pains, induftry, and much labour. To Hircus, this mews gain by mar- 
tial men and things, arts, fciences, and the like ; if the direction falls in 
the third, by kindred, neighbours, friends, travels, religious affairs, &c. 

The Sun to the laft ftar in Ala Pegafi, Oculus Tauri Borealis, Lucida 
Pedis Gemini in femore Leonis, [hews the beginning of good fortunej 
martial command, and warlike honour ; but in the end the native lofes all 
again, honour, eftate, and liberty. To the Pleiades, Hyades, Caftor, 
Pollux, Praefepe, dangerous and violent difeafes, contentions, quarrellings; 
he commits murders, rapes, or other infolences , he will be in danger of 
death by a fhot of a gun, the caft of a ftone, or a ftab, or may be be- 
headed, banifhed, or wrecked ; I have known thefe directions to caufe 
violent fevers ; and Sol to the Pleiades, a peftilential difeafe of which the 
native afterwards died ; but to Praefepe, danger of being murdered ; to 
the Afelli, ficknefs, and (harp burning fevers ; in danger of fire, lofs of 
honour and fortune ; mifchiefs from martial men ; the. native may be in 
danger of hanging, beheading, or imprifonment. To Cingula Orionis, 
Lanx Borealis, Axilla Sagittarii, Cornu Capricorni Auftralis,. Tibia dex- 
tra Aquarii, thefe fignify a noble, healthful, pleafant, and profitable, 
time, and all things go according to the native's defire. To Al- 
debaran, Regulus, Frons Scorpio, Antares, Humerus praecedens & 
fequens Orionis : thefe directions prefage ficknefs to the native, k 

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may be form- violent or putrid fever ; they often exalt him to the top of 
honour and preferment, hut make him factious and proud, and thereby en- 
(l.inucr HP- lofs of all his huppinels. To Arifta : tnis certainly gives the 
native eminent honours, with a great augmentation of his fortune and 
eftate; if Arifla culminates, and the Sun comes to it by direction, it 
(hews ecclefiaftical preferment, or fome eminent place under govern- 
ment. To Cauda Lconis, though no very good dire6tion, yet it aug- 
ments the native's eftate, and railes him to iome honour, but withal de- 
flroys it again, caufing much 'melancholy, and difeafes from thence. To 
Lucida Maxilla Ceti, Genu Caftans, Genu Pollucis, Ventre Gemini, 
Cynofura: thcfe directions forefhew much evil to the native's body, e- 
tate, honour, and liberty; and betoken, if not the deftru6lion, yet the 
injury, of them all, as ficknefs, lofs of money, fcandal, and danger of im- 
prifonment. To Lucida Colli Leonis, Ala Leonis, Dorfo Leonis, Lanx 
Auftralis, Genu & Tibia dextra Ophinci, Deneb, Ultima in Dorfo Capri- 
corni, Sinifter Humerus & Cubitus dexter Aquarii; thefe directions pre- 
cipitate the native's honour and credit, and make him go under many 
evil reports, to his great prejudice. To Hircus, it (hews martial prefer- 
ment, honour in war, exalts the native both in wealth and dignity, 
makes him ingenious, and apt to find out many rare inventions. 

The Moon to the laft ftar in Ala Pegafi, Oculus Tauri Borealis, Lucida 
Pedis Gemini in femore Leonis, forefhews a healthful time, with aug- 
mentation of wealth and honour. To the Pleiades, Hyades, Caftor, Pol- 
lux, or Prasfepe, make the native fuffer the fcandal of evil tongues, 
vexes and afflicts him with crofs neighbours, law-fuits, and other trou- 
bles. To the Afelli : this direction afflicls the body with many evils ; 
and, if it falls near the oppofition of Saturn and Mars, or the Sun, it is 
much if the native be not blind ; or have fome continual diftemper in 
the eyes, or pains in the head, To Cingula Orionis, Lanx Borealis, Ax- 
illa Sagittarii, Cornu Capricorni Auftralis, Tibia dextra Aquarii, new 
friends, the acquaintance of ladies and noble women, and gifts by their 
means. To Aldebaran, Regulus, Frons Scorpii, Antares, Humerus pre- 
cedens & fequens Orionis ; thefe directions forefhew honour, glory, 
renown, and wealth, from the king and other noble perfons, give the na- 
tive a command over others, and make him famous in his generation. 
To Arifta, honour, glory, and preferment both in church and ftate, the 
overcoming of an adverfary ; dominion over the common people, and 
gain by them, To Cauda Leonis, gives honour, and a good eftima- 
tion among the vulgar, but withal threatens fcandal, lofs, and con- 
tempt. To Lucida Maxilla Ceti, Genu Caftoris, Genu Pollucis, Ventre 
Gemini, Cynofura, fcandal, odium, and fcorn even c f the common fort ; 
the ill will of fome eminent lady or woman ; danger of thieves, and 

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fuch like perfons. To Lucida Colli Leonis, Ala Leonis, Dorfo Leonis, 
Lanx Auflralis, Genu & Tibia dextra Ophinci,Deneb, Ultima in Dorfo Ca- 
prjcorni, Sinifter Humerus & Cubitus dexter Aquarii; thele are evil di- 
rections, giving the native melancholy difeafes, efpecially in thofe parts 
fignified by the fign in which the flar is ; he goes alfo under fcandal and 
reproach. To Hircus, is a very noble direction, and may fignify the ad- 
vancement of the native in all things, chiefly in military affairs ; yet in- 
volves him in feveral vices and troubles with women ; and bids him be- 
ware of fome fevere wound by a fall, blow, or flab. The fignifications 
of the part of fortune, being directed in like manner, are altogether the 
fame with what we hinted in the directions of the fecond houfe. 

In all thefe directions we mufl have great regard both to the fign and the 
houfe. In directions which concern the body, we have refpecT to the fign, 
becaufe that moll: commonly indicates the part afflicted ; fo alfo does the 
houfe ; for, if the direction falls in the afcendant, the affliction falls in the 
head, as on the eyes, nofe, ears, or brain ; if in the fecond, in the throat, 
&c. In directions, which concern the eflate, honour, or fortune, we 
chiefly take notice of the houfe, for that indicates the means by which the 
thing fhall be attained ; the nature of the flar, the quality of the perfon ; 
if in the third, by a kinfman, or by travel ; if in the feventh, by a wife, 
or woman. 

In directing any planet to thefe fixed flars, confider whether the ftar 

fympathizes with the fignificator in nature and quality, or not; if it does, 

the direction may be good, although it be to an evil flar ; for fweet to fweet 

is fweet ; like to like breeds nodifcord ; and union and agreement of natures 

takes away the evil effects ; for, if the lord of the afcendant was Saturn, 

and he fhould be directed to Cauda Leonis, a flar of his own nature, this 

could be no evil direction, nor any way afflict the native either in body 

or eflate; but would have famous and glorious effe6ts, both for health and 

wealth, according to the place it falls in. In thefe directions, we are 

principally to regard the magnitude of the flar; for flars only of the firfl 

magnitude prefage things eminently glorious or dangeroufly deflructive ; 

and thofe which are of the fecond come very near them. Then the place 

of the direction is to be noted ; for, if it falls in an angle, the direction 

will not only be famous and eminent, but alfo manifefl itfelf with a great 

deal of life and vigour, and that on a fudden ; in a fuccedent houfe, the 

effects will be more languid; in a cadent, not only weak and flow, but it 

may be a queflion whether they will ever operate at all. Regard mufl 

alfo be had to the latitude ; for flars having fouth latitude operate not 

fo much upon our northern hemifphere as thofe which have north ; 

thofe which have no latitude fhew their effect, be they good or evil, 

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with {rrict equality i and thofe which have north latitude manfcfl their 
force with great vigour. 

The fign alfo in which the ftar is pofited is much to be confidercd; for 
fixed ftars in cardinal figns exceed the others in power by fo much as 
their place is more excellent and remarkable. And if a direction to any 
eminent fixed ftar falls in fextile or trine to the places of any of the for- 
tunes or of the luminaries, or coheres with any other eminent direction 
at or near the fame time to the body or afpect of any planet of the nature 
of the fame ftar, the effects will not only be indubitably evident, but 
alfo very (hiking and wonderful. 

The durability of their effect remains only to be confidered ; wherein 
mufl be noticed, whether there be a continued feries of directions attend- 
ing of the fame purport and effect; for, if there be, and nothing contra- 
dicts their influence, the effe6is of them will, we may fafely conclude, 
be durable and lading. 

APHORISMS for guiding the JUDGMENT upon NATIVITIES and 

HORARY QUESTIONS. 

Confider the degree afcending, Sol and Luna; and fee whether they are 
afflicted, or not; if they are extremely afflicted, or cither of them, it is an 
argument of fhort life, and therefore it will be in vain to form long di- 
rections for fuch a nativity. Thefe points are faid to be afflicted or un- 
fortunate, when either the conjunftion, quartile, or oppofition, of the 
infortunes vitiate their places, or when many violent fixed fUrs of the 
nature of the lord of the eighth afcend with the degree afcending or with 
the luminaries. 

Confider the lord of the afcendant alfo; for, if he be effentially ftrong, 
free from the affliction of the infortunes, not cotnbuit nor retrograde, nor 
impeded by the lord of the fourth, fixth, eighth, or twelfth, houfes, but 
encreafing in number, light, and motion, it flievvs long life. If the Sun 
in a birth by day, or the Moon in a birth by night, be ftrong, free from 
affliction, and aflifted by the fortunes, it (hews long life; but thofe who 
are born exactly upon the very change or full of the Moon feldom live 
long; the Moon befieged between Saturn and Mars argues fhort life. 

That planet which has mod dignities effential and accidental in a 
figure is the lord pf the geniture, more cfpccially if he be lord of the 
afcendant alfo. 

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The planet or planets in the afcendant are the chief fignificators of man- 
ners; but, if no planet be in the afcendant, then the planets from which 
the Moon feparates, or to which (he applies, {hall be the fignificators. 

The fignificator of manners in Aries, fhews one witty; in Taurus, one 
laborious; in Gemini, a lover of learning; in Cancer, inconftancy; in Leo, 
fobriuy and difcretibn ; in Virgo, covetuoufnefs ; in Libra, inconftancy 
and conceitedntfs; in Scorpio, wifdom, fubtility, and boldnefs; in Sagit- 
tarius, valour; in Capricorn, lafcivioufnefs; in Aquaries, complacency and 
kindnefs; in Pifces, a mere hypocrite. 

Mercury and Luna in conjunction, fextile, or trine, in any fign, {hews 
ingenious perf ns; the quartile (hews wit, but more turbulent; the op- 
pofition (hews one feditious, ftubborn, imprudent, and deftrudive. Mer- 
cury in Taurus or Capricorn, in a cadent houle, and retrograde or com- 
buft, or afflicted oy Saturn or Mars, (hews the native to be iimple, and of 
ruc*e underft-nding. Mercury in his own houfes, or in Aries or Aquaries, 
in reception with Mars or Saturn, (hews a (harp wit, and one of an admi- 
rable invention. Mercury received of the Moon, either by houfe or ex- 
altation, gives a fertile genius. Mercury in conjunction, fextile, or trine, 
of Saturn, {hews a wary conftant wit; of Jupiter, an honeft upright mind; 
of Mars, a confident opinion; of Sol, a proud heart; of Venus, a plealant 
wit ; and of Luna, a ready and piercing wit. 

If many planets be ftrong and efTentially fortified, efpechlly Saturn, 
Jupiter, and Mars, or Sol, the native will enjoy a manifeft and ample for- 
tune, live nobly, and in great efteem, above the ordinary quality of his 
birth, managing the actions of his whole life with glury and fuccefs ; and 
this judgment will be more confirmed, if mofl or all the planets be eficn- 
tially fortified at the fame time. But, contrariwife, when moft of the 
planets are in their detriment or fall, peregrine, cadent, retrograde, afflit- 
ed, or combuft,' the native is then continually involved in a thouland mif- 
fortunes, one upon the heels of another, and his whole life is nothing 
but a vale of mifery. But a mediocrity of teftimonies (hews a various for- 
tune, fometimes miserable, fometimes extremely happy, according to the 
times of evil or good dire6tions. 

Saturn fignificator of fubftance {hews riches by building, hufbandry, 
gardening; Jupiter, by the church, religion, government, truft, clothing; 
Mars, by war, instruments of war, law, furgery, or phyfic; Sol, by no- 
nour, command, office, dignity, or preferment ; Venus, by friends, gifts, 
or women ; Mercury, by arts, fciences, learning, oratory, merchandife; 
Luna, by navigation, by the common people, or women. 

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The Moon fortunate in the afcend mt gives wealth and cftimation all 
thelf e long. The Sun and Luna in trine, and he in his exaltation, free 
from the affliction of Saturn or Mars, are ample teftimonies of a large 
fortune; the fame if Jupiter or Venus be in the fccond. The difpofitor 
of the part of fortune in the eighth, or the lord of the eighth eflcntially 
fortified in a good houfe, promifes the native an eftatc by the death of 
friends. 'J he Moon combuft, or in conjunction, quartile, or oppofition, 
of Saturn, deftroys an eftate though never fo large, reduces the native 
to poverty ; the fame happens if the lord of the fecond be fo. 

If the fignificator of fubftance be effentially fortified, well pofited, free 
from affliction, or in a fixed fign, the native's fubftance will be firm and 
durable all his life. An infortune in the fecond, flrong, (hews, that the 
eftate may continue, but with great difficulty; but, if we^k, that it will 
come to nothing; if a fortune be there, the native's eftate will be firm. 
If no planet be in the fccond, confiderthe lord of the fecond, ^nd the dif- 
pofitor of the part of fortune, and judge by them, and by their directions 
to good or evil promiflbrs. The fignificators of fubftance oriental and 
fwilt in motion (hew the native will be rich quickly; but occidental, fljvv 
in motion, or both, or retrograde, not till old age. 

The lords of the afcendant, and third houfe, in good, afp'dt or mutual 
reception, (hews concord among brethren, kindred, and neighbours, but, 
if in evil alpect, the contrary. If Saturn or Mars be peregrine in the 
third, or the Dragon's Tail be there, the native and his kindred will beat 
perpetual variance, and by them he will receive many crofTes and lofics. 
If Saturn or Mars, or the Dragon's Tail, be in the third houfe, or ia 
conjunction, quartile, or oppofition, of the Icrd of the third, the native 
loies by travel, and will always be in danger of thieves or robbers upon 
the highway, and will have many evil neighbours. 

The Sun or Moon in Via Lactea, afflicted with the conjunction, quar- 
tile, or oppofition, of Saturn and Mars, or with nebulous ftjrs, portends 
bindnefs, if both luminaries are afflicted; if the Sun only be afflicted, it is 
the right eye; if the Moon, the left. The fame if the Moon be in con- 
junction, quartile, or oppofition, with Sol or Saturn, with nebulous ftars, 
or it bol be in corjunction with Mars in the eighth. 

The Sun in good af'pect with Saturn or Jupiter in a diurnal geniture, 
or the Moon fo conjoined in a nocturnal, efpecially in the fecond or fourth, 
or it they have dominion in the fourth, fignify a good patrimony to de- 
fcend to the native, and an augmentation ot his paternal inheritance. But 
the Sun afflicted by Mars by day, or by Saturn by night, anJ not alfilbd 
by the fortunes of Luna by night, decreeing nnd afflicted by Saturn or 

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Mars, or both; or if the lord of the fecond, or the fourth houfe or Its 
lord, be afflicted in like manner; it (hews the native will wafte his father's 
eftate and bring it to nothing. The lame if Saturn be in conjunction 
with the lord of the fourth in the twelfth; or the infortunes in the fourth 
in conjunction with the lord of the fifth; fo it is alfo if Mars be in con- 
junction with Sol, and peregrine, affl cting the fecond. 

In a diurnal genefis, Sol and the lord of the fourth fignify the father, 
and the Moon the mother; but, in a nocturnal, Saturn, witn the lord of 
the fourth, the father; and the Moon the mother. Now, if thefe behold 
the afcendant or its lord by Textile or trine, there will be a concord and 
Jove between the native and his parents; but, if by quartile or oppofnion, 
much flrife, difcord, and contention. The fignificators which call the 
befl or greateft afpect to the afcendant or its lord (hew that the perfon 
fignified by them will love the native beft. 

Saturn in the fourth, in his houfe or exaltation, direct, fwift in mo- 
tion, and in fextile or trine with Jupiter, Venus, or the lord of the fecond; 
the lord of the fourth in reception with either luminaries, and they in 
good afpecl: to the fourth or planets therein ; fhew an ample fortune by 
managing quarries, mines of metal, coals, (tones, minerals, &c. 

The lord of the afcendant in the fixth or twelfth, and he or the afcen- 
dant afflicted by malefic planets, (hews a fickly perfon. If the fign af- 
cending and all the planets be in figns of one triplicity, the native will 
always be afflicted with difeafes of the nature and quality of that trigon ; 
if the fiery, with fevers and inflammations; if the airy, fuperfluitbs and 
difeafes of the blood ; if the watery, droply, and other watery difeafes j 
if the earthy, confumptions, melancholy, and the like. 

The Sun in the fixth, f&venth, eighth, or twelfth, houfes, and afflicted 
or afflicting the lord of the afcendant, gives few years, with much fick- 
nefs and many afflictions. The Moon applying to conjunction of Sol 
(hews lean and infirm people, afflicted with fuch difeafes as the phyfician 
can neither cure nor difcover. The Moon afflicted by the conjunction, 
quartile, or opposition, of Saturnand Mars, in conjunction with theDiagon's 
Tail in the afcendant or fecond, mews the falling ficknefs, or the native's 
whole life to be fickly ; and fixed flars of the nature of Saturn being join- 
ed with the luminaries do the fame, making the perfon alfo lean and pale. 
Mars in the afcendant (hews difeafes in the head, and fears and wounds 
in the face; Saturn in the medium cceli, fudden hurts by falls, bruifes, 
and the like, as alfo lofs of honour; but, in the afcendant, pains of the 
teeth. 1 he Moon afflicted by the oppofition of Saturn, Mars, or Mer- 
cury, (hews madnefs or folly ; the fame if Saturn and-M[ars be in partile 
oppoiition, or applying to it from angles. 

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If Mercury be lord of the fixth, or the planets in the fixih be ftrong, 
cfTentially fortiiied, and in good afpedt with t ndint, or iecond, or 

their lords, it (hews that the native's fervants will be honeft, juft, and 
profitable to him ; the fame if the fignificators be angular j and fo con- 
trariwife. A fortunate planet in the iixth or twelfth fh.ws good fcrv.nts, 
and profitable; but the Dragon's Tail, Saturn, or Mars, in the fixili, and 
peregrine, denote bafe, fordid, and thievifh, fervants. 

Planets in the fifth, and the Moon and Venus, or their difpofitors, free 
from afflilion ; figns upon the afcendant and fifth, and figns in which 
their lords are, being fruitful, fliew many children ; the lame if Venus 
or the Moon be in the afcendant ; or Jupiter in the feventh. Jupittr or 
Venus, or the lord of the fifth, in trine to Luna, in humane or fruitful 
figns ; all or moft of the planets in fruitful figns, and in good afpecl to 
the lord of the fifth, or planets therein, (hew a plentiful iffue. Saturn in 
the fifth declares ftubborn and undutiful children; Mars, fuch as will be 
bold and daring; but Sol in conjunction, quartile, or oppofition, of Saturn, 
in the fifth or eleventh, (hews barrennefs; the fame if the lord of the fifth 
be retrograde, or combuft, or in conjunction, quartile, or oppofition, of 
Saturn or Mars, and they peregrine. Saturn or Mars, or both, peregrine 
in the fifth or eleventh ; Sol in the fifth joined to an infortune; Sol, Sa- 
turn, Mars, or Mercuey, in quartile or oppofition of Luna in the medium 
cceli ; Jupiter in oppofition of Saturn or Mars or both; the lord of the 
fifth in the eighth or twelfth; or in conjunction, quartile, or oppofition, 
of Saturn or Mars; are all certain arguments that the children will die. 

In marriages, obferve the motion of the fignificators ; for, if they are 
direcl and Iwift, the native marries early ; but, if retrograde arid flow, 
or ftationary, they prolong the time very much. The particular time of 
marriage is difcerned by direct and converfe directions of the afcendant, 
or medium cceli, or their lords; or the Sun or Moon to the conjun rion, 
fextile, quartile, or trine, of the lord of the feventh, or planets in the fe- 
venth, or by directions of the afcendant or medium cceli or their lords 
to the conjunction, fextile, quartile, or trine, of Jupiter, Sol, Venus, or 
Luna; and if any of them are in the feventh houfe, or afcendant, con- 
joined to many planets, they (hew many wives; and fo alfo does the lord 
of the afcendant in configuration with many. The Moon configured to 
one planet only, (hews but one wife; and, if the Moon be flrongoft, the 
man out-lives his wife; but, if the planet with whom the Moon is con- 
joined be ftrongeit, he dies firft. 

The Moon applying to Saturn, well-affected, (hews a ferious, induf- 

trious, fober, laborious, woman ; but, being ill-affected, a fufpicious, 

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crofs, envious, froward, woman, indolent and carelefs ; applying to Ju- 
piter well -affected, a fober, honeft, godly, religious, chafte, and virtuous, 
woman, and a good houfewife; but, being ill-affected, the woman may 
have virtue?, but they are generally clouded j applying to Mars well- 
affected, it fhews one of a lofty, honourable, open, and generous, mind; 
a true friend, yet fcorning to receive any affront or injury, and one that 
will defire to he mafter; but, being ill-affecled, an evil, quarrelfome, 
proud, petulant, woman; applying to the Sun, being well-affected, (hews 
an honourable and truly noble creature, full of generofity and humanity, 
effecting high and great things; but, if ill affected, fhe will be idle, 
vain, fooliih, proud, infulting, and domineering; to Venus well-affected, 
a 'beautiful, lair, pleafant, civil, courteous, loving, good-conditioned, and 
virtuous, woman; but, if ill-affedted, fhe is an impudent, bold, arro- 
gant, prodigal, talkative, luftful, bafe, woman; laftly, the Moon applying 
to Mercury well -affected, fhews a loving, neat, ingenious, pleafant, well- 
fpoken, careful, woman ; but, if ill-affecled, an intruding, prattling, 
inconftant, diiTembling, turbulent, creature. 

The lords of the tenth and feventh, or fecond and feventh, in each others 
houfes of the figure, or in mutual reception, mew a good wife; but the 
lords of the iixth or twelfth in mutual reception, or pofition with the 
lord of the feventh, {hew a very mean, obfcure, ill-bred, woman. Sa- 
turn or Mars in the feventh, very ftrong, fhews a good and rich wife, 
yet her fubftance not attainable without trouble; if peregrine there, it 
fhews one of low birth, poor, and ill-conditioned; if Jupicer, Sol, or 
Venus, be there, the contrary. If the fignificators of man and wife be in 
quartile or oppofition of one another, or in quartile or oppofition to the 
Moon, there will be many quarrels, and that upon very flight occaiions j 
the contrary if they be in conjunction, fextile, or trine, or in mutual re- 
ception or pofition; or if the Moon makes any tranflation between them 
by good afpect. The lord of the feventh in quartile or oppofition to Sa- 
turn or Mars, fhews an evil woman, immodeft and fhamelefs; and, if the 
lord of the feventh be in the twelfth, although in trine with Venus, the 
woman will prove inconftant to her hufband. 

If Mercury and Luna be in conjunction or reception, or the lord of 
the ninth be in the afcendant, or the lord of the afcendant be in the ninth, 
or Mercury or Luna be in the afcendant, third, or ninth, or mutual re- 
ception of their lords, or conjunction with them, the native will tra- 
vel beyond fea, or take many long journeys. The caufe of the journey 
appears from the nature of the fignificator, and the houfe in which he is 
poiited j if Saturn be fignificator, the caufe is from Come inheritance, le- 
gacy, or things and commodities faturnine j if Jupiter, the caufe is from 

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religion, ecclefiaftical preferment, honour, or law ; the like of the other 
planets. If the lignificator be in the afcendmt, the native is poflcflcd with 
a natural defire of feeing ftrangc countries ; in the fecond, he travels for 
a defign of enriching hitnlclf ; and fo of the other houfcs. 

If the lord of the ninth be in the afccndant, the native will travel much; 
if in the fetond houfe, he will gain confiderably by his travels ; if in the 
third, he will cohabit with ftrange women, and often fhift his refi ience; 
if in the fourth, his parents will have fome occult infirmities, and he will 
die on his travels ; if in the fifth, he will have have children in another 
country; if in the fixth, he will gain by his flaves or fervants, and his cat- 
tle will fall fick in his travels; if in the feventh, he will obtain a good 
and obedient wife. When the fignificators of journeys are efTentially 
flrong, well pofited, and free from affliction, and in fextile or trine of a 
good planet, they denote honour, profperity, and fecurity, in travels, quod 
capax, according to the quality of the perfon ; and contrariwife, if Sa- 
turn or Mars afflict the fignificators, it (hews, in the twelfth houfe, 
danger of imprifonment ; in the fecond or third, treachery by kindred or 
neighbours, or danger by common thieves; but, in this judgment, Saturn 
(hews rather poverty and want of money j Mars, bodily wounds. The 
countries into which the native had beft travel, are chiefly thofe fubjeft to 
the figns of the afcendant, fccond, ninth, tenth, and eleventh ; or thofe 
in which Jupiter, Venus, Part of Fortune, or Dragon's Head, are 
poiited; but thofe fubject to the figns in which the infortunesor Dragon's 
Tail are pcfited, will prove unfavourable to the traveller; and fo alfo will 
thofe that are futjecl to the figns of the fourth, fixth, feventh, eighth, 
or twelfth, houfvS. 

Saturn, Mars, or the Dragon's Head, in the ninth, or Saturn or Mars 
in the third, oppofite to the ninth, Jupiter being peregrine, cadent, and af- 
flicted, (hews either pernicious fectaries, of no religion, or atheifts. But 
Jupiter, Venus, or the Dragon's Head, in the ninth, fhevvs a truly reli- 
gious perfon; the fame if Sol, Mercury, Luna, or Part of Fortune, be 
there in fextile or trine with Jupiter or Venus. If no planets arc in the 
ninth, confider its lord and Jupiter; if they or either of them be efl'en- 
tially fortified and ftrong or angular, or in reception with Sol or Luna, 
or with the lord of the afcendant or planets therein, or pofited in the af- 
cendant, the native will be truly pious, honeft, and religious; and fo con- 
trariwife. Saturn in the ninth, effentially ftrong, fhews ftrong zeal, chaf- 
tity, and faith; Sol there, fliews piety, and makes an excellent preacher. 
If Sol or Jupiter hath dominion in the ninth houfe, or in the afcendant, 
and hath dignities in the places of Mercury or Luna, the words of the 
native will be like oracles. 

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258 A N I L L U S T R A T I O N 

The fignificators of honour in their houfes, exaltations, or mutual re- 
ception or pofition with the lord of the afcendant, or angular, being alfo 
free from affliction, beftow on the native honour, glory, truft, and com- 
mand. Jupiter, Sol, Venus, or Luna, in the medium cceli, the fame; 
more efpecially if they are efTentially fortified. The Sun and Moon in 
the degree of their exaltations, not afflicted, fliew, quod capax, the great- 
eft perferment. The light of time culminating, and in Textile or trine 
with Jupiter and Venus, or with the .other light, fliews great honour. 
But thofe who have neither of the luminaries angular, or in a mafculins 
fign, or in fextile or trine of Jupiter or Venus, will all their days be ab- 
ject and poor, and of the vulgar fort. 

If the planet or planets which have dignities in the places of Sol, Luna, 
or fign afcending, (hall be ftrong and efTentially fortified, and if it be 
Saturn, Jupiter, or Mars, oriental, or if it be Venus or Mercury oc- 
cidental ; tre native fhall raife himfelf, though low, to a very high 
condition. So alfo Sol culminating in Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius ; or 
Sol and Luna in reception, or in fextile, or trine; or if the Sun or light 
of time be in conjunction with Aldebaran, Regulus, Arifta, Pleiades, An- 
tares, Rigel, Hircus, Cor Hydra, Arclurus, Fomahaut, or Marchab, 
and more especially if thofe ftars culminate alfo, the Sun, Moon, and 
Jupiter, in trine with each other; the Sun and Mars in mutual reception, 
or in trine from fiery figns; Jupiter, Venus, and Luna, in conjunction or 
partile trine, efpecially in angles; Jupiter and Venus in conjunction or 
any angle, but chiefly in the tenth, with the Dragon's Head jhere; are all 
teftimonjes of eminent honour. 

The Sun in Cancer, the Moon in Scorpio in conjunction with Jupiter, 
or in trine with him from Pifces, are arguments of great perferment. 
The Moon in the afcendant, near the full, or in conjunction, fextile, or 
trine, with Jupiter, Sol, or Venus, or fixed ftars of their nature, and 
of the firft magnitude, fhews great encreafe of honour and preferment. 
Sol or Luna in conjunction with Regulus or Arifta; or in conjunction, 
with the Dragon's Head and Jupiter in the tenth, in trine to them, or to 
Mars or Venus, will raife the native from obfcurity to fit with princes. 
Whatfoever preferment is fignified, if Saturn or Mars caft their quartile 
oroppofition to the tenth houfe, its lord, the Sun, or Jupiter, it will be 
loft again. If the lord of the tenth and afcendant apply one to another, 
and are both oriental, and in their efTential fortitudes, the native will be 
great and be beloved. 

Saturn in the tenth never lets the native enjoy his honour and prefer- 
ment long, but cafts him down headlong, when leaft expected ; from 

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which dejcftion he never rifes. The lord of the afcendant in Textile or 
trine with the Sun, and oriental, or in trine or Textile with the lord of 
the medium cceli, the native will attain to honour and dignity, and be be- 
loved of kings, princes, and noblemen. The lord of the afcendant in the 
fign afcending, or in his own dignities, he will rife to honour and eftcera 
by his own induflry; more efpecially if he applies to a planet angular and 
in his own exhultation. The quality of the preferment is difcerncd from 
the planet or planets which apply to the luminaries, or to uhich the lu- 
minaries apply; if Saturn be that planet, preferment comes by means of 
an eftate, inheritance, pofTtflions, or favour of anceftors ; if Jupiter, by 
me.ins of virtue, honour or learning, or honefty, gravity, juftice, reli- 
gion, or wealth. If Mars, by valour, or by merit as captain or general 
in the army, or by being a phyfician, furgeon, chemift, &c. If Venus 
by courtfhip, ple.iTantnefs, or through the means of women. If Mer- 
cury, by wit, judgment, oratory, or learning; by the law, merchandize, 
&c. wherein alfo confider the houfe in which this planet is. If no planet 
beholds the luminaries, or is beheld by them, then confider the planet in. 
'the tenth, and theflrcmgeft planet there, if there be many; if no planet in 
in the tenth, confider the lord of the tenth, and difpofer of the light of 
time, or that luminary which is either above the earth or ftrongell, and 
judge ut fupra, for if the planet (hewing the preferment be efientially 
llrong, free from affliction, and afiifted by other planets in quartile or 
trine the native's honour will be permanent, otherwife not. 

Mars in his detriment, and in oppofition to the afcendant, (hews an un- 
fortunate and infamous man. Mercury in quartile or oppofition to Sa- 
turn, caufes an impediment in the tongue or fpeech ; in conjunction, 
Textile, or trine, to Jupiter, makes excellent orators, of great reafon, under- 
flanding, andjuftice, and gives him great friends among churchmen and 
lawyers; in afpeft with Mars, he inclines to phyfic, Turgery, chemiftry; 
in quartile or oppofition of Sol, to coining money; in fextile or trine 
with Luna, gives him a good underftanding, and inclines him to the 
knowledge of things to come, to arts and fciences, as philofophy, phi- 
lology, mathematics, medicine, &c. if her application be in Virgo or 
Scorpio, the native proves a lover of the mathematics. Mars in afpeft 
With Sol, gives the native power, authority, and magistracy, making him 
famous. Jupiter, Sol, Venus, or Luna, in the eleventh, eflenuaily forti- 
fied, and in conjunction, Textile, or trine, with the lord of '.he afcendant, 
{hew great and good friends, and contrariwife if Saturn and Mars be 
there and weak. The Dragon's Tail in the eleventh, always (hews falfity 
in. friends, which is found never to fail ; in the third the famr. Fortunes 
in the firft, jifth, feventh, ninth, and eleventh, houfcs, many friends ; in- 
fortunes in the twelfth or in angles, many enemies. 

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260 A N I L L U S T R A T I O N 

Thofe planets which are in oppofition to the luminaries, lord of the af- 
cendant, or are pofited in the twelfth houfe, fignify the native's enemies; 
no planets in the twelfth or feventh, or in oppofition of the luminaries, 
few or no enemies. The lord of the afcendant in the feventh or twelfth, 
or the lord of the feventh or twelfth in the afcendant, argue many enemies. 
Thofe planets in feptirrja, or in oppofition of the luminaries, will difcover 
their malice openly; thofe in the twelfth or cadent, will act their malice 
clofely and cunningly. The lord of the afcendant either difpofing of the 
fignificator of enemies, or much ftronger in effential dignities, and angular, 
the native overcomes all his enemies, and contrariwife. Significators of 
enemies cadent, peregrine, retrograde, or combuft, argue mean perfons. 
Either of the luminaries affli&ed by conjunction, quartile, or oppofition, 
Saturn or Mars in angles, and difpofed of alfo by the faid infortunes, ar- 
gues imprifonment ; fo if Sol or Luna be in the twelfth in conjunction 
with Saturn. Saturn and Mars in conjunction, out of their own digni- 
ties, or dignities of the luminaries, the fame; the fame if Sol and Luna be 
in conjunction in the eighth, in any fign except Taurus, Cancer, or Leo. 
The lord of the afcendant combuft in the twelfth, imprifonment and ma- 
ny forrows : in the tenth, death by fentence of a judge: in the eighth 
forrows, and an infamous end. The lord of the afcendant in quartile or 
oppofition of the lord of the eighth, or any planet therein, or in conjunction 
with evil fixed ftars of the nature of the lord of the eighth, or in the 
fourth, fixth, eighth, or twelfth, in conjunction, qmrtile, or oppofition, 
of Saturn, Mars, or combuft, and out of all his efTntial dignities, are 
all demonftrations of a violent death. If thefe configurations happen in 
fiery figns, it may be by beheading ; in airy figns, hanging; in earthy figns, 
by falls, blows, or the like; in watery figns, by water or drowning; in 
angles, the death will be more honourable ; fuccedent, by accidents ; 
in cadent, very (hameful. If the fignificators of manners be with Ca- 
putMedufas, the native will be of a violent nature, even to murder or be 
murdered; if with Aldebaran, he will be fierce and given to warlike ac- 
tions; if with the Pleiades, he will be ambitious, turbulent, and libidi- 
nous; if with Cingula Orionis, he will be witty, of great underftanding, 
and have avaft memory; if with Regulus, he will be magnanimous, no- 
ble, generous, and aiming at rule and dominion ; if with Antares, he 
will be rafh, headftrong, without rule or government, obftinate even to 
his own deftruction ; if with Hercules, he will be ram, bold, impudent, 
cruel, fubtle, crafty, with a (how of valour and honour; if with Arifta, 
he is noble, generous, and brave, of a gentle, affable, and courteous, dif- 
pofition, juft, honeft, faithful, true-hearted, ftudious, and ingenious; if 
with Lyra, wanton and luxurious; but pretending to gravity and honefty; 
if with Aquila, bold, confident, and valiant, 

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Saturn oriental, or in the afcendant, gives a ftature fomewhat above the 
middle fizc j occidental, a mean ftature inclining to brevity. Jupiter ori- 
ental gives a tall, large, and comely, pcrfon; occidental, middle fizcd, but 
large boned and well fet. Mars oriental gives an indifferent large cor- 
poraturc and ftrong body j occidental, one or a mi idle fize, but full body. 
Sol gives a large and comely corporature; Venus oriental gives a tall, 
ftraight, and flender, perfon ; occidental, one fhort and well fct ; Mercury 
oriental gives a compleat, tall, upright, and (lender, body; occidental one 
low and final I. The Moon increafmg gives a full, far, plump, pcrfon, 
inclining to tallnefsj decreafing, a (hort, low, fquat, body. Planets hav- 
ing north latitude fliew large and grofs bodies, but of a more dull and 
(luggim nature; planets having foiuh latitude (hew lefs proportion, and 
fuch as are nimble and active. Saturn (hews a long vifagc, (\varthy, black, 
or tawny, and lowring; Jupiter, a fair, lull, comely, vifage. Mars a full 
fun-burnt, or ruddy vifage. Sol a full round face, high bold forehead, 
and tawny complexion j Venus a fair beautiful vifige; Mercury accord- 
ing as he is conjoined : of himfelf he gives a long fwarthy complexion ; 
Luna full-faced if increafing; pale, wan, and long, vifaged, if near her 
change. If Saturn is lord of the geniturc, or in the afcendant, the na- 
tive is melancholy, envious, fearful even of his own (hadow ; if Luna 
is in qu-artile or oppofition of him, he proves ambitious, and fills his ful- 
len fancy with gloriousconceit-; but, if Mars, it is much if he proves not 
mad; if Mercury, an enthuiiat't or oiviier. If Saturn be in the medium 
cceli, it cieflroys the native's honour and fame, though ever fo great, and 
be ever fo dtfcrving; fo much the more if he be in quartilc or oppofition- 
to Sol or Jupittr; but, if Jupiter or Venus be there under fortunate di- 
rections, he may with much labour preferve it; yet at laft it will be de- 
flroycd. Saturn in conjunction with Luna in an angle, though the native 
were ever fo rich, yet (hall he be reduced to poverty; fo the Dragon's Tail 
in the fecond destroys the native's eftate and fortune, be it never fo great, 
and he will be driven to many exigencies and Wants ; and Saturn or Mars 
retrograde, peregrine, and cadent, being in quartile or oppofition to the 
fecond^houfe or its lord, makes the native perpetually poor. Saturn in or 
lord of the dicendant in one man's nativity, being upon the cufp of the 
feventh in another's, foremews perfect hatred, and the latter will be the 
injured perfon. Saturn in the afcendant, in Gemini, Virgo, Libra, Ca- 
pricorn, or Aquaries, in good afpect with Mercury, makes fcholars and 
learned men; with Jupiter, divines and lawyers; if he be in the eighth, 
in a nocturnal gcniture he forefhcws a violent death. Saturn lord of the 
leventh, makes the native long before he marries; fcarccly before thirty, 
unleis Jupiter, Venus, Mercury, or Luna, be in the afcendant ; or fome 
of the other three, and the lord of the afcendant be in good alpe,ct of 
Luna. Saturn in quartile or oppofition with Sol or Luna from angles, 

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262 A N I L L U S T R A T I O N 

portends blindnefs j the fame if the luminaries be in quartile or oppofi- 
tion of Mars. Saturn in the imum coeli, although in a fortunate geneiis, 
foremews an evil end to the native, though he be a prince. 

Jupiter lord of the geniture, or in the afcendant, makes the native of a 
noble and brave fpirit, aiming at good and honeft things, without the 
fenfe or leaft imagination of evil. But if either of the luminaries, or 
Saturn or Mars, be in quartile or oppofition to him, he proves proud, 
treacherous, and a perfect villain, who under the notion of fandity may 
fhroud a thoufand enormities. Jupiter or Venus pofited in the afcendant 
or medium coeli, free from affliction, makes the native beloved of all forts 
of perfons, though his birth be ever fo mean; and gives him a jufl, up- 
right, and honeft, foul. Jupiter, Venus, or the Dragon's Head, in the 
fifth, in a fruitful fign, (hews many children ; and, if Luna be in any good 
afpect with them aifo, fhe mews full the greater number. 

Saturn or Mars in the ninth, and Dragon's Tail in the afcendant, gene- 
rally makes the native an atheift in judgment, though a prieft by profef- 
fion. Saturn upon the cufp of the fecond, makes the native always poor, 
let him have what affiitance foever; unlefs he be effentially fortified there, 
and in good afpet of the fortunes. Saturn and Mars in oppofition to 
equinoctial figns, makes (if a king) a great tyrant; and, if they be in quar- 
tile with Jupiter, he may be an obferver of law and religion, but it will 
be for his own ends. Saturn in oppofition to Luna, or Mars in oppofi- 
tion to the afcendant, makes an abfolute knave and a traitor. 

Mars lord of the geniture in the afcendant eiTentially fortified, makes 
a courageous per/on, a good foldier, furgeon, or phyfician, and one honour- 
able in his profeflion. Mars firong in a nativity, and lord of the fe- 
venth, in no good afpect to the luminaries or afcendant, the native will 
be unfortunate in war, controverfies, and law-fuits; for the feventh houfe 
fignifies his enemies, and in this refpedt they will be too powerful for 
him. Mars in the medium coeli brings icandal and dishonour to the 
native in many things, whether he deferves them or not. Mars in Aries 
Scorpio, or Capricorn, in the afcendant of a nativity, makes the native in- 
vincible j and this more efpecially if he be in good afpect of the lumina- 
ries, or planets efTentially fortified. Mars in conjunction, quartile, or 
oppofition, to Luna and Saturn, in the fame afpect of Sol from angles, 
mews a violent death, if fo pofited in violent figns, though but of an- 
gles, the fame. Mars and Sol in the feco'nd houfe, efTentially fortified, the 
native may have a good eftate, but will have ways enough to fpend it; but, 
if they be weak, peregrine, or afflicted, the native will be driven to want. 

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M .rs ami Sol in afccndant, in acreal or fiery figns, make proud, fcorn- 
lul, prodigal, perfons, conceited of themfclvcs. Mars in oppofition to 
Jupiter or Venus dedroys the iffue of the native, though ever io great and 
numerous. 

Sol lord of the gcniture, or drong in the afcendant, rmkes the native 
aim at fovereignty, rule, and dominion ; who, quod c a pax, will be very 
famous; the fame if Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius, afcend, and the Sun be 
drong and in trine with Jupiter. Sol in the afccndant makes a great 
boafter and very proud perfon ; Mars there, denote a notorius liar, ro- 
mancer, and inventor of fables, and a contriver of mifchicf, given over 
to perjury, violence, and cruelty. Sol or Luna in quartileor oppofition 
to Snturn or Mars from angles, chiefly the medium cccli, (hews a violent 
death ; if to Mars only, and in humane figns, the native will be (lain by 
the hands of his enemies; if to Saturn, he will either have a great fall, 
be imprifoned, or darved to death in a prifon. Sol and Luna afflitled in 
watery or airy figns affli6l the native greatly with the gout. Sol and Lu- 
na in conjunction of Venus in Cancer or Cipricorn give the native a great 
fancy and a large under'ftanding. If Sol, Luna, or the medium cceli, be 
directed to the conjunction, lextile, or trine, of Jupiter or Venus, the 
native, if in years, generally marries. Sol, Luna, or the afcendant, being 
Hvleg, directed to the conjunction, quartile, or oppofition, of Saturn, and 
the direction being in Aries, Cancer, or Leo, the native rarely efcapes 
death when thefe directions come up, becaufe thofe figns reprefcnt the 
mod vital parts in man's body, and Saturn in the oppofite figns has mod 
power to do mifchief. Sol and Mercury in conjunction in the third or 
fourth makes the perfon fkilful in occult arts and Iciences. S >1, Luna, 
or the afcendant, in a gtniture of ihort life directed to the Dragon's Tail, 
generally proves mortal. 



Venus, Indy of the geniture, or drong in the afcendanf, makes the m- 
tive a great lover of plcafure, of an upright, juft, honed, heart; bur, if 
{he be weak, and afflicted by Saturn or Mars, the native is libidinous, 
fenfually and beadly inclined, and will be afflicted with venereal dif- 
cafes. Venus and Mercury in conjunction in Gemini, Libra, or Aqua- 
ries in the afcendant, in trine with Jupiter in the ninth, make great 
fcholars, and learned men. Venus and Mercury pofited in the medium 
cceli, either in Aries, Gemini, Virgo, or Scorpio, make the native very 
eminent in arts and fciences. Venus in the afcendant, and Mercury lord 
thereof, in reception wiih her, denotes a good underftanding, and a wor- 
thy honed man. Venus pofited in the medium cceli makes the native, 
whether man or woman, marry very advantageoufly. 

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264 A N I L L U S T R A T I O N 

Mercury lord of the geniture, or ftrong in the afcendant, gives the na- 
tive an admirable fancy and great elocution ; if he he in good afpecl: with 
Luna or Venus, or in reception with either of them, he proves a famous 
orator; if in good afpect or reception with Saturn or Jupiter, he makes 
an excellent philofopher or divine; if with Mars, a good phyiician, fur- 
geon, or mathematician. Mercury in cafimi, and in his own dignities, 
makes the native a great orator, or fubtle counfellor in the eftimation of 
all men. Mercury in fquare or oppofition of Mars gives a (harp, but 
a turbulent and troublefome, wit and underftanding; one never content, 
but always feeking out new things and ftrange inventions. Mercury in 
an angle in Pifces, affiidted of Mars or Sol, and the Moon in an angle, 
afilicled of Saturn, makes a fool or a madman; for thefe configurations op- 
prefs the brain, and reprefent a thoufand fancies. Mercury in Cancer, re- 
trograde, in fquare to Mars and Jupiter, and they in oppofition to each 
other in the nativity of a divine, make a great enthufiaft. If Mercury be 
afflicted by Saturn, in thofe genitures where Cancer, Scorpio, or Pifces, 
afcend, the native is either dumb or has a very great impediment in 
his fpeech ; the fame if Mercury be with the Dragon's Tail; if afflicled by 
Mars in fuch a genefis, the native ftammers very much. Mercury free 
from affliclion in genitures where Gemini, Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius, 
or Aquaries, afcend, gives the native a graceful fpeech and an excellent 
elocution. Mercury and the Dragon's Tail in theafcendant in Libra, and 
the Moon in Aries in the feventh, make the native a promoter of fcandal 
and falfehood. Mercury in either of the houfes of Saturn gives a found 
underftanding; and, if he be in fextile, trine, or reception, of Saturn, the 
native comes into great repute by his ingenuity. Mercury in the houfes 
of Mars, in good afpecl of Luna and lord of the afcendant, gives an. ex- 
cellent underflanding. 

Luna being lady of the geniture or ftrong in the afcendant, the native 
loves novelties, is fubject to mutation, and defirous of travelling to fee. d if- 
tant countries; of a gentle nature and difpofition, and timorous; if fhe be 
in afpecl: with Mercury, the native will be mafter of many languages. Lu- 
na in conjunction with the Pleiades, and in quartile of Mars from an 
angle, (hews great defecls in the eyes, if not total blindnefs. Luna in 
conjunction or oppofition of Sol in any genefis, fhews that the native 
will live but a Ihort time unlefs the Moon has great latitude; for that 
fometimes may make the conjun61ion or oppofition eight or nine degrees 
diftant. Luna in conjunction of Saturn in an earthy iign, and an earthy 
fign afcending, makes the native very melancholy and low-fpirited. Luna 
in reception and trine of Mercury gives a good underftanding, and makes 
the native able to overturn the arguments of moft men. Luna in the 
twelfth, in quartile to Caput Algol in the medium cceli, (hews lofs of 

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OFASTROLOGY. 265 

honour, if not captivity, or death in prifon. Luna in Via Combufta, and 
Sol in Via Laclca, denote great danger to the eyes ; if the infortuncs be in 
the afcendant, or in oppofition thereto, it prcfages blindncfs. Luna, Sol, 
or the afcendant, direcied to the conjunction of Mars, (hew the fmall- 
pox or meafles in children; in men it denotes malignant fevers ; and, in 
elderly people, death. Luna in good afpecl of the almuten of the medium 
cceli, and in the fame with the lord of the afcendant, gives the the native 
eminent honour. Luna or Sol, or both, or the afcendanr, afflicted by 
the body or partilc afpect of the infortunes, denotes that they will be of 
a very fhort and iickly life. 

Fixed ftars of the firft or fecond magnitude in the afcendant, or medium 
cceli, give the native extraordinary fame and honour, make him eminent 
and profperous, and one whom the world will admire. Fixed flars of a 
violent nature, upon the cufp of the medium cceli, and its lord pofited 
with fuch, (hew deftrulion to the native's honour and fame. Fixed ftars 
are to be confidered, in general pofitions or directions, in refpect of their 
afpects, as well as the planets. 

The medium cceli afflided by the Dragon's Tail, and both the lumina- 
naries affliHed by Mars, in a violent fign in the fourth, mew a wretched 
end, both to the honour and life of the native. The medium cceli well 
fortified gives the native not only great honour, but fuch as (hall be fixed 
and durable ; though fometimes upon bad directions it may be fubject 
to interruptions i he medium cceli direded to promittors never kills, 
unLfs in the genefis there be figns of a. violent death. 

All the planets, or mod of them, above the earth, make the native, 
of whatfoever capacity, eminent and famous beyond it; and, if they mail 
be fo pofited in their dignities, he fhall, like a comet, out-flune all others 
in the place where he lives. All the planets in a nativity retrograde, and 
under the earth, though the native be of great and noble birth, mew him 
not of a rifing, hut of a falling, fame and fortune. The lord of the af- 
cendant ftronger than the lord of the feventh fhesvs the native always over- 
comes his adverfaries, and fo contrariwife. Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius, 
afcending, and the lord of the afcendant in the medium cceli, (hews 
the native will always be aiming at things beyond the capacity of his 
birth or prefent fortune. 

The inferior planets many times (hew great honour to the fame of a 
native, but will not be of long continuance. The fortunes in the ninth 
make famous churchmen, lawyers, and rich merchants; the fame, if the 
benevolents trine the ninth or lord thereof. Many planets in the ninth, 

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266 ANILLUSTRATION 

in the nativities of any clafs of perfons, gives them the higheft honour and 
dignity in their profeffion. If Virgo afcend, the native is generally very 
ingenious, unlefs Mercury be in Sagittarius or Pifces; and then the native 
is generally confident and conceited of his own abilities, though a m re 
fool. 'The lord of the medium cceli in the twelfth, and the lord of the 
twelfth in the afcendant, denote captivity or imprifonment ; the like if 
the Moon or lord of the afcendant be pofited in the twelfth. The greater 
the planets dignities are, the more fplendid and glorious are the native's 
honour and fortune} the greater their debilities, the more obfcure will 
be his. If the medium cceli be directed to the body of Saturn, he being 
pofited in the tenth or eleventh houfe, the native will lofe all his honour 
and offices, and will fcarcely ever rife again to preferment; and, if infuch 
genefis there be lignifications of a violent death, the aforefaid direction 
puts an inglorious period to the native's life. 

A continued ftries of good directions makes a bad nativity fometimes 
very good ; but that good lafts not long. Two, three, or more, planets 
in the eighth, upon good directions unto them, encreafe greatly the na- 
tive's fubftance by wills and legacies of the dead. The eleventh houfe, 
fortified by the prefence of good planets, {hews many great and powerful 
friends, but, by the prefence of evil planets, and they ill-affefted, it 
{hews few and faithlefs friends. The lord of the eleventh ftronger than 
the lord of the feventh declares the native's friends to be more powerful 
than his enemies. 

All the planets under the earth, when they promife honour, dignity, 
and fortune, which is chiefly when they are eflentially fortified in noc- 
turnal genitures, generally perform it in the latter part of native's life. 
All the planets in a nativity out of their eflential dignities, (hew obfcure 
perfons; who, if they ever attain any honour, glory, or renown, in the 
world, never long enjoy it. A fortunate planet in the eighth houfe always 
denotes a natural death; the lord of the eighth in the medium cceli (hews 
the native will die by the fentence of a judge. Such as have a fatellium, 
or croud of planets in angles, have at fome time or other of their lives 
prodigious fuccefs or detriment, according to the occurring directions. 
Many planets in reception, or in good afpect of each other, give the native 
many and good friends. Planets fquaring or oppofing each other from 
angles and cardinal figns denote great misfortunes to the native, and that 
at laft he mall die a violent death. Cardinal figns pofTeffing the angles of 
a nativity muke the native, if of any capacity, moft eminent and famous in 
his generation, and to do fuch acls as that after-ages mall admire him. Di- 
rections to the bodies or afpects of planets in thedefcending part of heaven r 
although they denote the greateit aappinefs, yet it proves not very durable. 

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In a feminine gencfis, the lord of the fcvcnth being pofitcd in the af- 
ccndant, makes her govern over her hufband ; and if the lord of the 
afcendant be a fuperior planet, and the fign thereof commanding, flic will 
be a great virago, and hector over him. Allowance is many times to be 
given in the meafureof time in directions, when tranfits of weighty pla- 
nets, contrary to the nature of the directions, (hall near that time occur; 
for good and evil directions may be either anticipated or continued by the 
force of the tranfits. Some perfons, although they have bad genitures, 
rife wonderfully, becaufe their genitures fympathize with the nativities 
of thofe by whom they are raited. The greateft fympathy that can be in 
any two nativities, is by having the fortunes in one upon the places of 
the luminaries in the other; and the luminaries in the latter upon the 
places of the fortunes in the former. The greateil antipathy is, where 
the infortunes in the one poffefs the places of the luminaries in the other; 
and the luminasies in the latter poflefs the places of the infortunes in 
the former ; the fame happens if the lord of the afcendant in the one be in, 
oppofition to the lord of the afcendant in the other, and fo contrariwife. 
The lord of the afcendant in the ra-di* in conjunction with the lord of the 
eighth, in the revolution, and in the eighth houfe, will be very dangerous 
to the life of the native. 

Mercury peregrine, and in detriment or fall, retrograde or combuft, 
in quartile or oppofition of Luna from angles, flow in motion, cadent, or 
in via combufta, or affli&ed by Saturn or Mars, (hews the native not to 
be wife, but rather ftupid, and dull of underftanding, impertinent, trou- 
blefome, a diffembler, and very filly creature; but the quartile or op- 
pofition of Mars and Mercury caufes a turbulent and unquiet wit, and 
makes the native the author of many inventions. 

RUDIMENTS of the DOCTRINE of HORARY QUESTIONS. 

Let the radix be drawn into a fpeculum, and, being fully and com- 
pletely directed with obfervations of all the current tranfits, draw forth 
the revolution alfo of the year. Then, confider the matter about which 
the queftion is propofed, whether it be tranfient or durable. Confider 
alfo to what houfe the thing belongs, what planet is the fignificator 
thereof, the afcendant and its lord, and the planets which may confirm, 
impede, or deftroy, the bufinefs. What planets are hurtful to the fignifi- 
cator of the thing, and consequently to the querent, which are fuch as 
the lords of the feventh or twelfth houfe, or fuch as are in quartile cr 
oppofition to them in the radix. Then if the lord of the afcendant come 
by direction or tranfit to the body or good afpect of the lord of the houfe 
rying the thing, or planet po(i ted therein; or they contrariwile to 
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the good afpect of the lord of the afcendant ; the matter {hall come to 
pafs, or take effect. So if a planet by direction or tranfit hath lately 
feparated from the fignificators of the thing, and immediately applies 
to the conjunction, fextile, or trine, of the lord of the afcendant or pla- 
net therein, it {hews the fame. If the fignificators of the thing, or lord of 
the fourth from the houfe fignifying the fame, fhall tranfit the afcendant, 
or come by direction thereto, it fhews good. If the radical and revolu- 
tional fignificators apply by good afpect in the Ephcmeris, or are in 
reception, or another planet makes a tranflation or collection of their 
light, it (hews the perfection of the matter. If the aforefaid tranfits or 
directions happen to be in mutual reception to the lords of their radical 
places, it (hews fo much the more eminent good. And, whether the fig- 
nificators be ftrong or weak at the time of the dire6lion or tranfit, if 
they were ftrong in the radix, their fignifications will be the more firm. 
If any planet collects the light of both fignificators, and at that time tran- 
fits the afcendant or houfe fignifying the thing, it perfects the matter. 
The fame if by direction or tranfit they come to one another's places in 
the radix, or to any eminent fixed ftar, upon the cufp of the eleventh 
houfe or medium cceli. Confider what houfe the planet which tranf- 
lates or collects the light of the fignificators is lord of and pofited in, 
for according to the nature of the things lignified by thofe houfes fhall 
the matter terminate. If the Sun, Moon, or Part of Fortune, tranfit the 
medium cceli, or houfe fignifying the thing, or come thereto by direc- 
tion, it fignifies good. But, if there be neither direction nor tranfit, 
nor fignificators of good or evil, it is requilite to fufpend judgment to a 
future day. 

If it be'a weighty and durable thing which is defired, it will fcarcely 
be performed without a good direction or tranfit 5 yet you may judge 
thereof, according to the next that comes, as it is either good or evil. 
But, if the oppofite evil to what we have ftated (hould happen, then judge 
of it by the contrary rule; but, if both good and evil happen, judge ac- 
cording to the more weighty and greater number of teftimonies. And 
whatfoever we have faid of the radix, if the fame configurations happen 
in the revolution, they import the fame, but not with fuch powerful effect. 

Laftly confider to what points in the revolution the radical fignifi- 
cators approach by tranfit or direction ; or contrariwife, to what points 
in the radix the revolutional fignificators apply ; and accordingly, as it 
is either good or evil, join all with the other configurations aforefaid, 
and accordingly judge* 

RUDIMENTS 



O F A S T R.O LOGY. 269 

RUDIMENTS of the DOCTRINE of RADICAL ELECTIONS. 

If any thing be really intended to be obtained, the time of the be- 
ginning and undertaking thereof ought to be elected from the radix 
of life, and nothing elfe. For at that time, once for all, the great God 
deputed every fignificator to a certain purpofe or fignification, and firmly 
eftablifticd the fame for ever unalterable by the power of nature. There- 
fore, in making an election, firft correctly learn what planet is the true 
and real fignificator of the thing defired, for without the true knowledge 
thereof all is in vain 5 fecondly, confider the nature and quality of the 
thing, whether it be proportional to the capacity of him who defircs it, 
or impoifible. 

Confider alfo to what houfe of heaven the fame doth appertain, and 
what eminent fixed ftars were upon or near the cufp thereof, and what 
planets in the radix beheld it by friendly afpect. Note, likewife the re- 
volution, what fign is upon the cufp of the fame houfe, what planet is 
lord thereof, or beholds it by good afpect. Confider the promiflbr, or 
planet, or houfe fignifying that or them, by or from whom the thing 
hoped for is to be obtained or performed. Then confider in every elec- 
tion the fourth houfe, from the houfe fignifying the thing, its lord, and 
planet poflted (if any be) therein ; for that hath fignification of the end 
of the matter. 

Let the radix be directed with a fpeculum completely fitted, thereby 
readily to obferve, with a glance of the eye, all the tranfits of every 
fignificator, whether good or evil. This done, obferve at what time the 
fignificators come by direction or tranfit to the body or good afpect of the 
promifTor in the radix, or to the lord of the fourth, or planet pofited 
therein, or eminent fixed flar of the nature of the promifibr, or at what 
time there is any tranflation made by the promiflbr, Sun, or Moon, by 
good afpect, to the cufp of the afcendant, lord thereof, or planet poflted 
therein; as alfo at what time in the Ephemeris they come to any good 
afpect, and make your election for the fame accordingly. 

Obferve when thofe radical fignificators come by direction or tranfit 
to the body or good afpect of the aforefaid revoluiional promiilors. 
Obferve alio when the cufp of the fourth from the houfe fignifying the 
thing, or its lord, by direction or traniit comes to the body or good 
alpedt of the afcendant or its lord, or tranflates the light of the fignifi- 
cator or promifTor thereto ; or comes to the houfes or lord thereof ligni- 
fying the thing. " Note alfo, when the revolutional fignificators come 
by tranfit to the body or good afpect of the aforefaid promingrs, whether 

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s;o AN ILLUSTRATION 

radical or revolutional, and whether there be no evil direction or tranfit at 
the fame time neither radical or revolutional, accompanying the aforefaid 
configurations. 

Let the fignificators, but efpecially the promifTors, be eflentially forti- 
fied, or in conjunction, fextile, or trine, with their places in the radix, if 
poffible. Let the medium coeli in the radix, as slfo the Sun and Moon 
and lord of the eleventh, be free from all affliction, and battening by di- 
rection or tranfit to fome good configuration. And let the fame fign and 
degree if pofiible afcend, at the undertaking, which did in the radix, for 
then the fignilicators are the fame; if that cannot be, let thofe upon the 
cufp of the houfe fignifying the thing, afcend; or let the Sun or Moon 
be pofited in the houfe fignifying the thing, taking heed that the radical 
infortunes may be cadent if poffible, and not angular. Obferve if there 
be any reception between the radical fignificators and promirTors j the 
fame obferve in the revolution ; or whether the radical and revolutional 
fignificators are it) reception one with another at the time of the directions 
or tranfits, for that is Very promifing; and thofe afpects only are propi- 
tious to make elections in, 

Laflly, if, the radical fignificators be weak or unfortunate, there can 
be no ftrong or firm election made for the native ; for what good can be 
expected to proceed from weak, afflicted, impotent, and unfortunate, 
promiflbrs or helps ? It is true there may be an accidental good, but that 
never can overcome the power of an efTcntial or radical evil; yet, if an 
election be made for fuch a one, let the fignificators be effentially Itrong 
at the time of the election, and if poffible in trine to their radical places. 

Now, if the exaft time be required in which any thing fignifted fhould 
come to pafs, that muft be found by the diretlion of each iignificator to 
their refpective promirTors, both by progreffive and converfe operation ; or 
by drawing a fpeculum for the mundane aipects, which will at firft fight 
point cut the year, month, and day, in which all the material accidents of 
human life {hall appear, and be made manifeft. If you would know how 
many children the native (hall have, you muft have consideration to the 
fifth, feventh, ninth, eleventh, firft, and third, houfes, for thefe fignify 
the native's children, for, as the fifth from the afcendant fignifies children, 
fo it fignifies the firft and feventh child ; the feventh fignifies the fecond 
child, for it is the houfe of brethren from the fifth; the ninth fignifies 
the third child, becaufe it is the third from the feventh, and fo in like 
rn-anner the eleventh fignifies the fourth child ; the firft, the fifth child; 
the third, the fixth child ; the fifth, the feventh child as aforefuid ; the 
feventh, the eighth child; and fo on. The fex of the infant is difcovered 
by the naturt^of the ligiiificators. 

In 



OF ASTROLOGY. 2; i 

In regulating and afccruining thefe judgments, the difcrect Aftrolo- 
gian mud likewifc understand, that all fiery ligas incline men to be cho- 
leric, hafty, furious, quarrelfome, revengeful, proud, ambitious, impe- 
rious, importunate, hardy, nnd ravifb; involving thcmklvcs in many t 
bles and misfortunes; yet they arc moftly ingenious, but often changing 
their opinions and purfuits. 

Airy figns fhew men cheerful, affable, courteous, liberal, free-hearted, 
faithful, good-natured, and loving mirth, fuch as fmging, dancing, mu- 
fic, and all civil recreations ; of modeft deportment and manners, and of 
found reafon and undemanding. 

Earthy figns denote perfons of referved -thought, flow in fpeech, and 
deliberate in all their undertakings, keeping clofe their counfel and 
intention. They alfo frequently prove to be very fraudulent, covetous, 
and fufpicious, feldom forgetting or forgiving injuries ; often forrowful 
and low-fpirited ; loving no man's efteem but their own ; for the moil 
part prudent and careful, but auftere and furly in their manners and 
deportmenf. 

Watery figns make them cowardly, luxurious, wanton, mutable, dull, 
and fluggifh ; with low, effeminate, whining, voices, very timorous and 
fearful, having much deceit in them. They are ufually pretty much 
given to the fchools and nurferies of Venus, which often prove a great 
injury to them, and fometimes their total ruin. 

It muft alfo be remembered, that Saturn is extremely cold and dry, 
Jupiter is remifsly hot and moift, Mars extremely hot and dry, the Sun 
is meanly hot and dry, Venus is hot and moift, Mercury is remifsly cold 
and dry, the Moon is meanly cold and moift. If Saturn be in Aries, his 
drinefs is increafed, and his coldnefs abated, or he is intenfely dry, or re- 
mifsly cold : in Taurus he ais with a double force, viz. he is intenfely 
cold and dry ; in Gemini he is remifsly cold and dry ; in Cancer he is in- 
tenfely cold ; fo that, if Saturn afpecl: the afcendant from any of thefe 
figns, he varies his influence, according to the fign he is in. A planet in 
his houfe, as the Sun in Leo, retains his own nature, and is well affc 
in his influence; but if in his detriment, as in Aquaries, he is then ill 
affected or deprived. If he be only peregrine, he is meanly affecled as to 
good or evil, viz. neither eflentially ftrong nor weak; if in his fall, he 
flags in his motion, and is a man indifpofed and uneafy. Therefore a 
planet in his fall or detriment efFecls no good to the native; if any, it is 
depraved, and confequently dangerous or pernicious. 

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/ 

A planet direct and fwift in motion, or on the contrary, is as thofe Very 
terms import ; therefore their celerity, orientality, and their pofition, if 
i~uperiors t jupra terram> makes them more manifeSt and powerful. Aries 
afcending gives a martial wit and inclination, but, if the Sun be in par- 
tile, trine, or Textile, to it, or its lord, or in conjunction of Jupiter, who 
may be in platic fextile or trine to either of them, then it is made folat 
and jovial, but chiefly folar. Understand the like in other figns afcend- 
ing, according to their refpective nature, and the nature alfo of thofe 
planets that behold them. 

The nature and State of every planet muSt be attended to; for a planet 
may be confidered in relation to the portents or Signification of any Sign or 
manfion of heaven ; thus, Firft, as to pofition ; fecond, dominion ; third, 
exaltation; fourth, afpect; fifth, oppofition thereunto j as for example, 
Saturn in Aries muSt be confidered as Martialized and Solalized, becaufe 
Aries is the houfe of Mars, and the exaltation and triplicity of the Sun, 
and fo in others. The afcendant in any nativity is to be obferved, alfo 
the lord of the afcendant and his pofition, or a planet pofited therein ; 
all which are to be confidered by the reader or ftudent as to the portents 
or Signification of the afcendant. The fixth houfe Signifies difeafes, but 
yet the twelfth Shall be a configurator in all corporal afflictions, as being 
in oppofition thereto. 

From the lord of the afcendant, or in any other houfe, proceeds the 
chief virtue or moSt powerful parts as to the fignification of that houfe; 
if Saturn and the Sun be in conjunction in Leo in the tenth houfe, the 
latter being neareft to the cufp thereof, then the native arrives to fome 
degree of dignity or honour from the analogy, pofition, dominion, or 
fortitude, of the Sun, a$ alfo his propinquity to the cufp. But Saturn 
being of a contrary nature, and adverfe to what the Sun portends, alfo 
hating the place of his refidence, and partly afflicting the Sun, will there- 
fore caufe fome unhappy misfortune to arife, and cloud the glory pro- 
mifed by the Sun in the end. Saturn in conjun6Uon with Jupiter in 
Virgo is moSt powerful, and overcomes in his effects ; but, if they are 
conjoined in Aries, then Jupiter is Strongest, and becomes victor. This 
reciprocally by each being in his fall. 

The luminaries are to be confidered as more powerful and fignificant 
than the reft of the planets; and therefore any of the fuperiors in conjunc- 
tion with the Sun in Leo influences much power and honour to the na- 
tive by virtue of the Sun, &c. So if Saturn be in conjunction with Ju- 
piter in Sagittary, the houfe of Jupiter, then Saturn ads in dependanee 
to his difpofitor. Any planet Strong in a good houfe is of good fignifi- 
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OF ASTROLOGY. 273, 

cation, but much better if the planet be t fortunate one by nature. A 
malefic planet, weak in the tenth houfe, denies honour, if they behold 
either the cufp or the lord thereof by any malevolent afpect; then many 
impediments or obftructions prejudice or hinder the native's advancement. 
Mars in the mid-heaven, ftrong, ufually portends military prcfeiment, 
dignity, or profeffion. 

Saturn or Mars, ftrong in a good houfc of a figure, are as difcords in, 
mufic, corrected to effect a concord or harmony in founds; for, being 
well affected, they caufe a perfect good, though it be attended with dif- 
ficult means or methods to accompany it. In fine, their good is always 
tempered with fomething of evil, becaufe they are naturally more propenfe 
to effect evil than good; as for example, Saturn in the fecond houfe, or 
lord thereof, and ftrong, gives riches by rapine and covetoufncfs ; in the, 
feventh he denotes the death of the wife. A malefic planet meanly af- 
fected in a good houfe oftentimes obstructs or prevents what is naturally 
fignified thereby, or at bed but meanly effects a good. As for example, 
Saturn meanly affected, viz. peregrine in the fecond houfe, gives not 
riches, yet ictains them when gathered by being fparing and penurious. 
Mars fo pofited and ill-effected, diffipates or deftroys an eftate by prodi- 
gality, and fuch other imprudent expences. Saturn, debilitated in the 
eleventh houfe of a nativity, produces trouble with or by the means of 
friends unrelated ; and the analogy is according to the debility of the 
planets, and how they are beheld, and mitigated by fextilcs and trines, or 
contrarily inflamed by quartiles or oppofitions. 

An infortune in conjunclion with a fortunate planet, is either impeded 
or deprived of the good fignified j for, though the fortunate planet be in 
his own houfe, yet he partakes fomething of the nature or analogy of 
the malefic, with whom he is conjoined. Three planets or more in 
conjunction, act jointly and feverally according to their refpective na- 
tures, and to their heavenly ftates, but principally according to the nature 
and ftate of the moft ftrong and ruling planet. If an infortune, efpecially 
Saturn, be placed between two planets which are in conjunction, he pre- 
vents or retards the good promifed by the other two planets ; the nature 
or kind thereof is difcovered by the houfe of heaven wherein fuch a con- 
grefs is made. 

The lord of the afcendant applying to the conjunction of the Sun in 
any nativity, (hews the native apt, or delights to converfe with honour- 
able perfons, grandees, and fuch-like; as alfo will be ambitious of fame, 
honour, and dignity, &c. If he apply to Saturn, the native affects to 
converfe or afTociate himfelf with perfons of an inferior rank, viz. ruf- 

3 tics, 



&c. 



tics, plebeians, &c. He is fubje6l to envy, fear, penfivenef?, and co- 
vetoufnefs, Two planets in reception al or difperfe their influence in 
an amicable method, and, if benevolent by nature, their virtues are the 
more powerful. Many planets in cardinal figns in any geniture, always 
efFedl fome great things j if in one houfe, the native receives or fufFcrs 
an exeefs of good or evil, according to the nature of that houfe. The 
benevolent planets Jupiter, Venus, and Mercury alfo, retrograde in any 
nativity, is of eminent import, adding to the felicity of a native, and this 
is the more powerful if they are applying to the conjun&ion of the earth ; 
but the retrogradation of Saturn or Mars in angles, is ever attended with 
difficulties and unhappineffes, from which pofitions I ihaU always pray, 
Libera ncs, 



END of the FIRST PART, 



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A M 

ILLUSTRATION 

OF THE 

CELESTIAL SCIENCE 

O F 

ASTROLOGY. 



CONTAINING THE 



DOCTRINE OF NATIVITIES, 

AND THE 

ART OF RESOLVING HORARY QJJESTIONS; 

TOGETHER WITH 

A COLLECTION of NATIVITIES of the moil eminent and remarkable 
PERSONS, TWINS, DWARFS, GIANTS, &c. 

By E. S I B L Y, M. D. F. R. H. S. 
LONDON : PRINTED IN THE YEAR M-DCC-XCVJII. 



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ILLUSTRATION 

Of the CELESTIAL SCIENCE of 

ASTROLOGY, 



PART THE SECOND. 



The ART of RESOLVING HORARY QUESTIONS. 

IT is an obfervation moft true, that all people endued with reafon are 
felicitous to know their future eftate and condition; but, as fome 
perfons find it impoflible to procure the exact time of their birth, aftro- 
logy fupplies that defect by the doctrine of Horary Queftions. So that 
from a queftion ferioufly propounded almoft as much iatisfaction may be 
given the querent, upon many fubjects of enquiry, as if his nativity were 
actually known. For, as the nativity is the time of the birth of the body, 
the horary queftion is the time of the birth of the mind ; and there are 
few perfons living but are in fome way or other fubject to horary doubts, 
which, being ferioufly propounded in the fhape of a queftion, may be fatis- 
factorily refolved. This doctrine feems to be founded upon that miraculous 
fympathy in nature, which is admirably roanifefted between the Moon 
and the Sea $ by which that amazing body of wafer is confhntly drawn 
after her, though no man fees, or can conceive, how. In thefe fympa- 
thies there can be no doubt but the vegetive foul of the world invifibly 
carries and unites a fpecific virtue from the heavens between one thing 
and another, every where working thofe fecret efforts, which no mortal 
can fail to admire. And in the prefent cafe, who is to determine what 
this foul cannot effect between the heavenly bodies and the animal 
fpirit of man working fuch fympathies, as that a queftion of impor- 
tance to our welfare cannot ftart from the mind but in a point ot time 
when the planets and figns governing the pcrfon's birth, and acting up- 
on the very fubject that engages his thoughts and attention. And hen^e 
the birth of the queflion, like the nativity of a child, carries the flpry of 

3 



the whole mailter in hand upon its forehead. And hence alfo follows 
that fkill in natural predictions hy which the artift is enabled to demon- 
ftrate the particulars of the event required; and this as well by the ftars 
of heaven as Abiathar the prieft was of old enabled to do by the ftars of 
the ephod. 

But, however, the prediftions that are made from the queftionary way 

are by no means fo perfect and correct as thofe deduced from nativities ; 

and therefore I recommend all judgments of futurity to be made from 

nativities, when they can be procured, rather than from horary queftions. 

But at the fame time I am very confident that the omnifcient Creator is not 

at all wanting for any poffible care in his contrivance of the works of nature, 

for the fupply of all our moderate wants and enquiries. And, if it be ef- 

fential to man's welfare to be forewarned of the time and the judgment > as 

Solomon declares it is, and that the wife man Jhall know it* 9 then it is 

plain that God has afforded means to obtain this knowledge without a 

miracle j and this means may furely be by the ftars of heaven, refponding 

our horary queftions ; and experience continually affirms, day by day, that 

it is fo. Not that I believe the trivial concerns and accidents of mankind, 

as fome writers have pretended, may be thus deduced, as if a glove, loft 

or hidden in fport and wantonnefs, fhould be fo watched and attended by 

the heavenly intelligencers, that they muft needs point out where this 

piece of leather were to be found , or that queftions propounded out of 

mere curiofity of diverfion are to be refolved by them. No ; God's works 

are ferious, and not to be made the fport and ridicule of the gay and incon- 

iiderate. For, although the heavenly contrivance may aptly refpond our 

ferious and important concerns, as when David anxioufly defired to know 

whether be Jhould go up into any of the cities ofjudah, and which of them? 

yet that they fhould as aptly fatisfy our intemperate defires, and be fub- 

iervient to our frolics, is too ridiculous to imagine. There is no doubt 

but the heavens are able to fliew us more learning than we mortals, in 

this ftate of frailty and corruption, can ever attain to underftand ; and it 

is a great bounty of God that we know fo much as we do; therefore 

it highly becomes every wife and good man to glorify the Maker of all 

things for the little knowledge he can and doth attain, and to be careful 

how he fports even with the leaft among his gracious works. 

All enquiries that are ferious, and that come under the denomination 
of an horary queftion, muft neceffarily relate either to things paft, prefent, 
or to come ; or to concerns that once were, now are, or may be hereafter ; 
and the anfwer to fuch queftions muft be either effential or accidental. 
The effential anfwer is always one of the three things following, to wit, 

* Ecclef. viii. 1 2. and v. 6, 

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OF ASTROLOGY. 279 

that the matter concerning which the enquiry is made, is firft, to be, or 
not to be-, fecond, either good or bad; and third, cither true or jaife. 
Therefore, if the queftion be real, and the matter rightly dated, the 
true anfwer, which is always (hort, will be eafiiy discovered by the fol- 
lowing rules. The accidental anfwer is that which appertains to the 
accidents of the bufinefs in hand ; and is always defined by where, when, 
bow, or why. And whoever attempts to extend his judgment beyond 
thefe limits, drains art beyond its bounds, and forces it to fpeak that 
which it is totally incapable of, and by this means many pretenders to 
Aftrology fail cgregioufly in their undertakings. To avoid this, let the 
following queries be attended to. 

QUERY I. Is the Subjett of Enquiry to be, or not to be ? 

Here the firft thing to be attended to is the perfection or deftruction 
of the matter under confideration. The perfection or completion of the 
fubjecT: of enquiry may be effecled four feveral ways, viz. by the ap- 
plication, tranilation, reception, and pofition, of the planets ; and thefe 
are determined and defined by the proper and refpective fignificators of 
the fubjecls of enquiry* which are, firft, the lords of thofe houfes which 
relate to the matter in -band ; fecondly, planets near the cufps of thofe 
houfes ; thirdly, plarwts exalted or dignified therein ; and fourthly, the 
confignificators of thofe houfes. The lords of the houfes arc thofe planets 
which are lords of the figris} that happen to fall upon the cufps of the 
houfes. The confignificators of each houfe are as follow : of the firft 
houfe or afcendant, Saturn and Mars ; of the fecond, Jupiter and Venus; 
of the thir4, Mars and Mercury) of the fourth, Sol and Luna; of the 
fifth, Venus and Sol; of the fixth, Mercury alone; of the feventh, Lu- 
na and Venus; of the eighth, Saturn and Mars ; of the ninth, Jupiter 
alone ; of the tenth^ Mars and Saturn ; of the eleventh, Sol and Saturn; 
and of the twelfth, Venus and Jupiter. From hence it appears that 
each houfe hath a primary and fecondary confignificator ; the firft where- 
of arifes from the order of the planets, the other from the order of the 
fjgns. 

The confideration of the matter propofed is taken from that houfe 
which hath relation to, and fignification of, the fame; and this figni- 
fic; j tion of the houfes is either fimple or compound. The fimple lig- 
nirication of the houfes is that which hath relation fingly to the perfoa 
of the querent ; compound fignification is that which hath relation to 
the matter or quefited. Thp querent is he or (he that afks the queftion ; 
the matter, or quefited, is -'that about which the queftion is propofed. 
The fimple fignifications of the houfes are as follow : the firft houfo 
fignifies the querent's life arfd perfon ; the fecond, his fubftance ; the 

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280 

third, his kindred, neighbours, and {hort journeys ; the fourth, his grave, 
father, and lands ; the fifth, his pleafures and offspring ; the fixth, his 
ficknefs, fervants, and fmall cattle ; the feventh, his wife, public ene- 
mies, and law-fuits ; the eighth, his death, and legacies ; the ninth, his 
religion, long voyages, and learning; the tenth, his mother, trade, and 
honour j the eleventh, his friends and hopes; the twelfth, his private 
enemies, great cattle, imprifonment, and croiles. The compound figni- 
fication is derived from the fimple, by confidering what houfe that is 
which fignifies the matter or quefited ; and accounting that, be it what- 
foever houfe it may, for Ls afcendant or firft houfe ; and fo afcribing 
the fignification of the firft houfe of the figure to it : doing in like man- 
ner to all the other houfes in order. So that, if a queftion relates to a bro- 
ther or relation, the third houfe is then his afcendant or firfl houfe, and 
fignifies his life and perfon ; the fourth houfe (which is in this cafe his 
fecond) his fubftance or eftate ; the fifth houfe (his third) his relations 
and fhort journeys; the fixth (his fourth) his father; the feventh his chil- 
dren; the eighth his ficknefs; the ninth his wife, &c. and the fame of all 
others. Thefe things being laid as a foundation, we now come to fhew 
the perfection of the matter by the different affections of the afpects. 

Application is when two planets haften to conjunction or afpedt of one 
another. The light planets only apply to the more weighty. So Saturn 
applies to none; Jupiter only to Saturn ; Mars to Saturn and Jupiter ; 
Sol to Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars; Venus to Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, and 
Sol ; Mercury to Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Sol, and Venus , and Luna to 
them all. But, if any of the higher planets be retrograde, they may then 
apply to a lighter by retrogradation. Thus Saturn may apply to Jupiter, 
Mars, Sol, Venus, Mercury, or Luna; Jupiter to Mars, Sol, Venus, 
Mercury, or Luna; Mars to Sol, Venus, Mercury, or Luna; Venus to 
Mercury, or Luna; and Mercury to Luna, when retrograde. In this 
application the lords of each houfe are not only to be confidered, but alfo 
the confignificators of the fame ; for, if they alfo apply together by good 
afpedt, we may give the more probable judgment. Thefe applications 
may be always difcerned by the Ephemeris ; wherein may not only be 
feen when the Moon applies to any afpect, but alfo when any of the other 
planets apply to one another. 

Tranflation is when a planet feparates from the body or afpect of one 
planet, and immediately applies to the conjunction or afpect of another. 
And the planet tranflating is always lighter, except in retrogradation, 
than the planets from or to whom the tranflation is made. So Luna 
may tranflate the light of the other planets from one to another; Mercury 
may tranflate the light of Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Sol, and Venus, from 

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OF ASTROLOGY. 2 Si 

one to another; Venus the light of Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, and Sol, from 
one to another ; Sol the light of Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars, from one to 
another; Mars the light of Saturn and Jupiter, from one to another ; hut 
Jupiter and Saturn, without rctrogradation, can make no translation. This 
tranflation i:> to he confidcred between the lords of the houfes fignifying 
the matter, the planets near the cufps, and the confignificators of th-j 
fame. So, if the qucftion helong to the feventh houfc, and Sagittarius be 
on the afcendant, then Jupiter is lord of the afcendant, and Mercury of 
the feventh ; Saturn is the firft confignificator of the afcendant, and Mars 
the fecond; Luna is the firft confignificator of the feventh, and Venus is 
the fecond. And, if the tranfktion be between Jupiter and Mercury, or 
Saturn and Luna, or Mars and Venus, it may poflibly perform the matter; 
but, if there be a tranflation between them all, as alfo between planets 
pofited near the cufps of the houfes, the thing will undoubtedly be 
brought to pafs, the fame as by application. A more weighty planet may 
alfo make a tranflation by feparating in retrogradation from a weightier 
than himfclf, and applying to a lighter than himfelf. So Jupiter, being 
retrograde, may feparate from Saturn or his afpect, and tranflate his light 
and virtue to Mars, Sol, Venus, Mercury, or Luna. 

Reception is either (ingle or mutual. A fingle reception is when but 
one of the fignificators receives the other into his dignities, viz. his houfe, 
exaltation, or triplicity; this is but of fmall force, and is called difpofi- 
tion. Mutual reception is when two planets arc in each other's dignities; 
as Mars in Gemini, and Mercury in Aries. This reception is threefold, 
either by houfe, exaltation, or triplicity. By houfe, when Saturn is in 
the houfes of Jupiter, and Jupiter in the houfes of Saturn. By exaltation, 
as when Saturn is in Aries, the exaltation of Mars ; and Mars in Libra, 
the exaltation of Saturn. By triplicity, as when Saturn is in Leo, the 
triplicity of Mars, and Mars in Taurus, the triplicity of Saturn. There 
is alfo another reception of dignities ; and that is when one planet is in 
another planet's houfe, and that planet in the other's exaltation or tripli- 
city. As Saturn in Taurus, the houfe of Venus, and Venus in Libra, the 
exaltation of Saturn, or in Virgo, his triplicity. Thefe receptions are re- 
markably ftrong and forcing, if they fall either in the antifcions of each 
other, or in or near each other's fextile or trine. 

Pofition is when either the lords of two houfes concerned, or the 
confignificators of the fame, or both, are pofited in each other's houfes ; 
or the lord of the afcendant, or its confignificator, or both, are pofited 
in the houfe fignifying the thing; or, lallly, when the lord or configni- 
ficators of ihe houfe Dignifying the thing are pofited in the afcendant. 

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AN ILLUSTRATION 

So, if the queflion belongs to the medium cceli, if the lord of thetifcen- 
dant be found in the medium cceli, or lord of the medium coel.i iri the af- 
cendant, or in mutual pofition, it perfects the thing defiredr This pofi- 
tion is eminent, and, if the faid fignificators be pofited in the antifcions 
or other dignities of each other, or of the planets fignifying the thing, it 
abfolutely denotes the full completion of it ; more efpecially if the faid 
fignificators by pofition are in fextile or trine to each other; or to Jupi- 
ter, Sol, or Venus, or to lords of good houfes. The power of antifci- 
ons are equal to a fextile or trine, chiefly if they fall near thofe points, 
or in the dignities of their proper planet, or both. Thefe antifcions are 
to be confidered in all the ways aforefaid ; to wit, in application, tranf- 
lation, reception, and pofition, in which they efFe6t much more than 
otherwife could be imagined. If there be application of one or both fig- 
nificators, though to no afpe6t, but to the antifcion of the other fignifi- 
cators ; or reception by antifcion with good afpedl, or a real pofition, 
in antifcion of the one, with a good tranflation to the other fignificator, 
it perfects things beyond expectation. And thus, by any or all of the 
foregoing circumftances, may the fubjedt of enquiry be brought to pafs, 
and completed. 

The matter is deftroyed by prohibition, which is when the fignifica- 
tors are applying to an afpet, and before they can come to that afpecl, 
the lighter or applying planet comes to the conjunction or afpedt of ano- 
ther j which planet deflroys what is defired. Or by frustration, which 
is when fignificators are coming to an afpecl, the more weighty planet, 
before they can make that afpedt, meets with the conjunction or afpecl: 
of another planet, and thereby frustrates the former afped. Or by re- 
franation, which is when two fignificators are coming to an afpecl:, and, 
before they can make that afpedt, the applying planet falls retrograde, 
if diredt; or, if retrograde, he becomes direct before he can make the faid 
afpedt. 

Things are alfo deftroyed by afpedt, which is when the fignificators 
apply to the quartile or oppofition of one another, without reception ; 
or by the conjunction of the Sun, which is called combuftion, and is the 
greateft affliction of all. Alfo by feparation, which is, when the fignifica- 
tors of the querent, and thing propofed, have lately been in afpedt, and are 
newly feparated, though never fo little ; and this denotes the full and 
abfolute deftrudtion of the matter, which we feldom or ever find to fail. 
The quality of the afpedt likewife (hews the condition of the thing or 
matter lately pafled, if it was good, good ; if evil, evil; and it is either 
totally deftroyed, or at leaft brought to pafs with much difficulty, if the 
tranflation be made by quartile or oppofition. But more efpecially if 

another 



O 1- A S T R O L O G Y. 

another planet at the 1.1 r>e time flull tranfl.itc the virtue or light of both 
iignificators to Saturn or Mars, or to the lords of evil houfes. 

If there be a transition between the fignificators by quartile or oppofi. 
tion, or by fextile or trine, and, before the tranflation can be made, one 
or both of the fignificators fliall go into another fign, the matter will 
come to nothing. If there be prohibition, fruftration, refranation, evil 
afpc6}, feparation, or evil tranflation, by quartile or oppofition, without 
mutual reception, it is enough to deftroy the matter, but more efpecially 
if fome or all of them happen to be in fixed figns, and in a fuccedent or 
cadent houfe of the figure, or from the houfe fignifying the thing. Move- 
able figns are Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn ; fixed llgns are Tau- 
rus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquaries ; common figns are Gemini, Virgo, Sa- 
gittary, and Pifces; angles are the firft, fourth, feventh, and tenth j fuc- 
cedents are the fecond, iifth, eighth, and eleventh, houfes > cadents are 
the third, fixth, ninth, and twelfth, houfes. 

QJJ E R Y II. Is the Matter good or evil? 

Confider the houfe to which the thing belongs, its lord, and planets 
therein; and the houfe fignifying the matter of the end, its lord, and pla- 
nets therein ; and, if the houfe fignifying the thing be fortified by the 
prefence or beams of good planets, or eminent fixed flars of the firft or 
fecond magnitude, or if the Dragon's Head be there, it (hews good, but 
the contrary, evil. The fame more particularly, if the lord of the houfe 
fignifying the thing be angular, ftrong, and cfTcntially fortified ; or in 
good afpeft to the cufp of that houfe fignifying the matter of the end, its 
lord, or planets pofited therein ; but the contrary, evil. 

Likewife mutual pofition or reception, and the fignificators in good af- 
pecl with the fuperior planets, or planets more weighty than themfelves, 
are all teftimonies of good. But the fignificator of the thing peregrine, 
flow in motion, retrograde, or feparated from the lord or planet in the 
houfe fignifying the matter of the end, are all fignificators of evil. The 
houfe fignifying the matter of the end is always that which relates to the 
thing or things expe6ted from the queftion propofed; for example, if the 
queftion was, Is it good to remain ? here the end of the query is to be un- 
derftood, whether it be for health, wealth, preferment, or the like: if for 
health, the afcendant fignifies the matter of the end; if wealth, the fecond 
houfe; if preferment, the tenth, and fo on. 

QJJ E R Y III. L the Report true or fatfe ? 

Thefe judgments are drawn from that houfe, its lord, and planet 
therein polited, fignifying the matter or thing concerning which the re- 
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2 34 AN ILLUSTRATION 

port is. So, if it be of a brother or other relation, judgment is drawn from 
the third ; if of a father, from the fourth j if of a child, from the fifth ; 
if of a fervant, from the fixth ; if of a wife, enemies, or war, from the fe- 
venth ; if of a king or prince,, from the tenth ; if a lawyer or clergy- 
man, from the ninth, and fo on. If any planet whatfoever be in the houfe 
fignifying the thing concerning which the report is, or the D-ragon's 
Head be there, or the lord of the fame houfe be angular, or in conjunction 
or afpect of any planet, the matter or report is true. But, if the report 
was good, and the faid fignificator or planet pofited in the faid houfe be 
Tetrogade or flow in motion, or combufl, or peregrine, or in evil afpedt 
of a more weighty planet, or cadent, or in conjunction with the Dragon's 
Tail, or the Dragon's Tail pofited in the faid houfe, it certainly fignifies 
the report is premature ; and fo contrariwife. 

The Moon angular generally fignifies the report to be true; more ef- 
pecially if the report be evil, and fhe be in evil afpect with malign pla- 
nets ; or if good, and fhe be in good afpecl of the benign. The Moon 
in a fixed fign, and in conjunction of the Dragon's Head, fliews truth; 
but moveable, void of courfe, and in conjunction of the Dragon's Tail, 
falfehood. Laftly, if it be concerning the furrender of a city, or conqueft 
either by fea or land ; confider the afcendant of the given place, and up- 
on what cufp it is pofited in the figure, and accordingly judge in all re- 
fpecls as if that houfe was the real and efTential fignificator of the thing 
concerning which the report was made. Hitherto of the effential anfwer 
of a queftion : we now come to the accidental. 

QJ E R Y IV. Where, or 'which Way? 

Wherever the fignificator is, there is the thing ; the houfe where the 
fignificator is pofited (hews the quarter of heaven, or point of the com- 
pafs, which way the thing may be. If the houfe and fign cohere, this 
judgment is fo much the more firm j if they difagree, confider the pofi- 
tion of the Moon, and with what fhe agrees moft, and give judgment 
from her. If the Moon agrees neither with the fign nor houfe in which 
the fignificator is pofited, then confider the part of fortune in the fame 
manner as before you confidered the Moon, and accordingly judge. And, 
if this anfwers not, confider laftly the difpofitor of the Part of Fortune, 
and determine by that. 

The diftance is difcovered from the proximity or diftance of the fignifi- 
cators to body or afpecl, confidered as they may happen to be either an- 
gular, fuccedent, or cadent, refpect being had to their latitude, whether 
little or great, north or fouth. Great latitude fhews obfcurity, and great 

3 difficulty 



OF ASTROLOGY. 285- 

dilli.culty in finding what is fought for : if the latitude be north, it (hews 

culty only, not impofiibility ; but, if fouth, then all the labour of 

'ung will be in vain, unit-Is the iigniricators be angular and near in af- 

jx-ct. An .-jib ; fucccdents farther off; and cadcnts 

beyond thought or imagination. 

The figniiicator angular and without latitude fhcws fome paces ; if it 
hath north latitude, fome furlongs diftant ; if fouth, fome miles. The 
figniiicator fucccdent and without latitude ftiews fome furlongs ; if it 
hath north latitude, lb:ne miles ; if fouth, fome leagues. The (ignifl- 
cator cident and without latitude (hews fomc miles; if it hath north la- 
titude, iome leagues; if fouth, fome degrees. But thefe rules are chiefly 
to be conlidered in things having life ; the former give the knowledge of 
the way and diftance in general, and the latter meafure it out diflin-.il/ 
by nunuiers. If it be required to know the true number of paces, 
furlongs, miles, leagues, or degrees, of diftance, confider the number of 
degrees and minutes between the body or afpedl of the fignificators, 
and according to the number of degrees which are between the conjunc- 
tion, fcxtile, quartile, trine, or opposition, fo many paces, furlongs, miles, 
leagues, or degrees, is the thing fought after diftant from the place from 
whence it was loft, or from the perfon making enquiry. And, fo many 
minutes as adhere to the degrees, fo many fixtieth parts of the fame de- 
nomination of the meafure which one degree fignifieth are to be accounted 
and added to the former number. 

QJJ E R Y V. When, or in what Time ? 

The limitation of time is taken, firftly, by houfe and fign ; fecondly, by 
afpetftj thirdly, by. tranfit; or, fourthly, by direction. The firft three are 
Uied in horary qu, ftions, or elections ; the two laft only in nativities 
and annual revolutions. If the figmficator hath latitude, the meafure of 
time hath its limitation from houfe and fign. Whether things are to be 
brought to pafs or deftroyed, the time, if it be fignified by the houfe and 
fign, muft be confidered as the (ignificator is angular, fuccedent, or ca- 
dent, having moveable, fixed, or common, figns. Angles fignify the 
fudden performance of the matter; fuccedents, longtime and with much 
difficulty; cadents, fcarcely at all, or at leaft when all hopes are paft, and 
with care and vexation. Angles fignify, if they have moveable figns, 
fome days ; if .common figns, fome weeks ; and, if fixed figns, fome 
months. Succedents fignify, if they have moveable figns, fome months; 
if common figns, fomc years ; and, if fixed figns, when all hopes are paft, 
if at all. If it be required to know the certain number of days, weeks, 
months, or years, confider the number of degrees and minutes between 

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2 86 AN ILLUSTRATION 

the body or afpect of the fignificators, and according to the number of de- 
grees which are between their conjun6tion, fextile, quartile, trine, or op- 
pofition, fo many days, weeks, months, or years, (hall it be before the 
matter enquired after (hall be fully accomplifhed or quite deflroyed. 
Great' fouth latitude often prolongs the time beyond the former limita- 
tion ; north latitude often cuts it morter ; but, if the fignificators have 
no latitude, the limitation of time is made (imply by the afpect. 

The time fignificators meet by afpecT: is found out in the Ephemeris ; 
to wit, the month and day thereof in which the fignificators meet. Tran- 
fits (hew the progrefs of the matter, whether the fignificators have lati- 
tude or not, and point out the mod probable times in which the matter 
may be forwarded or impeded. 

In obfervations of tranfits, the figure muft be drawn into a fpeculum. 
Find what configurations, viz. what conjunftion or afpecft, it is by 
which the matter may be brought to pafs, or deftroyed ; and, laftly, ob- 
ferve in the Ephemeris when the chief fignificators come in the fame 
iign, degree, and minute ; for that is the time in which the matter will 
be completed. And by the tranfits in the fpeculum may conftantly be 
found the good and evil days that effect the matter, until it is either per- 
fected or become fruftrate. 

QJJ E R Y VI. How or why? 

The planets which make the prohibition or fruftration, whether by 
good or evil afpe6t, are the hurting, deftroying, or impediting, planets; to 
wit, the planets that fignify he, fhe, or' that thing, which mall hinder 
or deftroy the bufinefs. The man, woman, or thing, is difcovered from 
the impediting planet, by confidering what houfes he is lord of, and 
what he is pofited in. The houfe he is lord of denotes the quality or 
relation of the man, woman, or thing ; the houfe he is pofited in, the 
matter; and the houfe in which the prohibition or fruftration happens, 
the caufe or reafon. 

If the impediting planet is lord of the fecond houfe, it is a matter of 
eftate ; if the third houfe, kindred, neighbours, &c. if of the fourth 
houfe, inheritances or fathers; if of the fifth houfe, gaming, pleafures, 
children; if of the fixth houfe, ficknefs, fervants, fmall cattle; if of the 
feventh houfe, enemies, law-fuits, wives; if of the eighth houfe, lega- 
cies, wives portions, death ; if of the ninth houfe, religion, churchmen, 
voyages at fea, arts, fciences ; if of the tenth houfe, mothers, great men, 
trade, honour, offices, employments; if of the eleventh houfe, hopes, 

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OF ASTROLOGY. 2 7 

friends, acquaintance ; if of the twelfth houfc, great cattle, dilcafes, 
private enemies, imprifonment, 5cc. Then conilder whether the pla- 
net is good or evil, mafculine or feminine, or whether in a mafculine 
or feminine fign and houfe, and accordingly judge of the effects more 
remifs or exa6i, as they may be brought to pafs either by man, woman, 
or thing; judging always in this cafe by the fuperior testimonies. And 
obferve, laftly, that, whatfoever has been faid of the impediting or hin- 
dering planet, the fame is to be underftood of the planet adjuvant, or 
helping. 

The next thing to be confidered, is the propriety of the queftion pro- 
pofcd, and the fincerity of the querent ; for it fometimes happens that 
queftions are improperly and incorrelly dated; and at others, that they 
are put through knavery and impertinence, with a view to injure and 
difgrace the artift. In thefe cafes, the queftion not being radical, no 
anfwer can be obtained ; and therefore he who attempts to refolve them 
will bring fhame upon himfelf, and difgrace upon the fcience. Every 
queflion, to be radical, muft be fincere and natural ; and, unlefs they are 
fo, they cannot be refolved. M herefore, to afcertain their fincerity on 
the one hand, and their fitnefs or unfitnefs on the other, the following 
rules muft be obferved. 

Erect the figure as before directed ; and, if the fign afcending and the 
planet in the afcendant defcribe exactly the perfon of the querent, the 
queftion is radical, and fit to be judged. But, if either the very begin- 
ning or extreme end only of the fign afcends, it will not be proper to 
give judgment ; for it denotes the querent to be a knave, and the queflion 
a forgery, propofed merely out of ridicule and intemperate mirth. This 
rule I have often verified in practice, by directly charging the querent with 
fuch defign ; and the effect this unexpected difcovery had upon them has 
ufually produced an acknowledgment of it, The fame thing is indicated 
by the quartile or oppofuion of the Moon with the lord of the feventh 
houfe; or by the Moon being void of courfe, or combuft; which pofitions 
likewiie denote the queflion to be improperly and incorrectly flated. Sa- 
turn in the afcendant, impedited and afflicled, fhews the queftion propofed 
to be either falfe, or without ground, or the fubject of it paft hope ; and 
whenever the lord cf the afcendant is found combuft or retrograde, it in- 
dicates the fame thing, and fhews the queftion is propofed to anfwer fome 
abfurd or knavifh purpofe, and therefore not to be meddled with. 

Any queftion may be deemed radical, when the lord of the afcendant 
and the lord of the hour are of the fame nature and triplicity. Thus, 
fuppofe Leo afcends upon the horofcope at the time the queftion is pro- 
No. 14. 3 Y pofed, 



2 88 AN ILLUSTRATION 

pofed, and Mars happens to be lord of the hour, the queftion will be 
radical, becaufe the Sun, which is lord of the horofcope, and Mars, are 
of one nature, viz. hot and dry. So, if Jupiter be lord of the hour, 
the queftion will be radical, becaufe the Sun and Jupiter are of the fame 
triplicity ; and this obfervation extends to all the other planets, and uni- 
formly (hews the queftion proper to be judged. But, whenever the tef- 
timonies or fignificators in the figure are found equally ftrong for and 
againft the matter propounded, it ought not to be adjudged; for the artift 
knows not which way the balance may yield, and therefore judgment 
fhould be deferred to a future time. 

There is one rule by which the radicalnefs of a queftion may be afcer- 
tained with great certainty, or at leaft with lefs probability of mif- 
take than by any other; and this is by the moles with which every 
perfon is more or lefs marked. It is really an aftonifhing fad:, and nc* 
lefs extraordinary than true, that thefe moles or marks are all uniformly 
diftinguimed by the figns and planets which prevail at the time of birth, 
if not abfolutely produced by them. It was the truth and univerfality 
of this obfervation which firft led 'to the difcovery of that affection and 
government which the celeftial figns have upon the different members of 
man's body; a faft fo obvious, that, notwithftanding all endeavours to 
refute the idea of planetary influence, yet this fact is annually recorded 
in every almanac, and finds a place in almoft every other aftronomical 
publication. 

According to this rule, whenever a perfon comes to propound a quef- 
lion, let a figure of the twelve houfes be erected for the quercnt ; then 
note what fign is upon the cufp of the afcendant, and in the pirt of the 
querent's body which that fign governs, if the queftion be radical, the 
querent will have a mole. For inftance, if Aries be the fign aicendmg 
at the time, the mole will be on the head or face; if Taurus, on the neck 
or throat; if Gemini, on the arms or (boulders; if Cancer, on the hreaft; 
and fo upon any other part of the body which the fign afcending (hall 
govern. Obferve next, in which of the twelve houfes the lord of the 
afcendant is pofited, and in that part of the body the fign governs which 
happens to fall upon the cufp of that houfe will the querent have another 
mole. Next obierve the fign defcending on the cufp of the fixth houfe, 
and in whatever part of the body that fign governs the querent will find 
another mole ; and upon that member alfo which is fignined by the fign 
wherein the lord of the fixth houfe is pofited will be found another. 
Obferve alfo what fign the Moon is pofited in, and in that part of the 
body which is governed by it fhall the native or querent find another 
mok. If the planet Saturn be the fignificator, the mole is either black 

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OF ASTROLOGY. 289 

or of a dark colour ; if Mars be fignificator, and in a fiery fign, it then re- 
fembles a fear, cut, or dent in the flrfli ; but in any other fign it is a red 
mole. If Jupiter be tl nor, the mole is of a purple or bluifh 

caft ; if the San, it is of an olive or chefnut colour ; if Venus, it is yel- 
low ; if Mercury, of a pale bid colour; if the Moon, it is whiiilh, or 
participates of the colour of that planet with which flic happen? to be id 
afpedt. And, if th* planet which gives the mole be much mipeditcd or 
afflicted, the mark or mole will be larger and more vifiblc. 

If the fign and planet which gives the mark or mole be mafculinc, it 
is then iituated on the right fide of the body; but if feminine on the 
left fide. If the fignificator or planet which gives the mole be found a- 
bove the horizon, that is, from the cufp of the afcendant to the cufp of 
the feventh, either in the twelfth, eleventh, tenth, ninth, eighth, or fe- 
venth, houfe, the mark or mole will be on the fore part of the body ; but 
if the fignificator be under the earth, that is, in either the firft, fecond, 
third, fourth, fifth, or fixth, houfe, it will be (ituated on the back 
or hinder part of the body. If only a few degrees of the fign afcend upon 
the horofcopc, or defcend on the fixth; or if the lord of the afcendant, 
lord of the fixth, or the Moon, be p.iHt^d in the beginning of any fign; 
the mole or mark will be found upon t hc upper part or the member thofe 
figns govern. If half the degrees of a fign afcend, or the fignificators be 
pofneil in the middle of any fign, the mark or mole will be in the middle 
of the member; but, if the laft degrees of a fign afcend, or the fignitica- 
tors are in the latter degrees of a fign, the mark or mole will then be fnu- 
ated on the lower part of the member fuch fign governs. 

If the queftion be radical, the time rightly taken, and the querent fin- 
cere, and of fufficient age, this rule will feidom or ever be found to fail. 
In afcertaining the exa6t time of any perfon's nativity, I have found it of 
excellent ufe ; never having been once deceived by it in the fmalleft de- 
gree. In company I have frequently tried the experiment upon a ftrau- 
ger, and ever found it correipond, to th ailonimment of all perfons 
prefent ; and it is an experiment which any reader may eafily make upon 
himfelf or friends. But in the months or. November and December, 
when figns of mort afcenfions are upon the afcendant, great care mufl be 
taken to be exact in point of time; for in thofe months the Sun is fre- 
quently not vifible, and clocks are not always to be depended upon; 
therefore without proper care the ri^ht afcendant may eaiily be miffed) 
for Pifces and Arks both afcend in the fpace of fifty minutes, and Aqua- 
ries and Taurus in little more than an hour; but, if the time be taken ex- 
ad:, no one need ever miftruft the certainty of thefe rules, and the exact 
conformity of the marks or moles to the figns and planets which repre- 

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290 AN ILLUSTRATION 

fent them. Thus, by looking at a perfon's nativity, and attending to thefe 
rules, the reader may exactly point out and defcribe the moles in any part 
of the native's body, though it be a perfon he never faw or converfed 
with ; and, if he is correct to time, he may fafely venture his life upon 
the matter. And by the fame kind of fimple, eafy, and certain, rules, are 
all predictions in aftrology managed; fo that, inftead of calling in the aid 
of any fupernatural or infernal compact, it only requires to be correct to 
time and calculation, and to know the true nature and influence of the 
planets, and by thefe alone are the events and contingencies of futurity 
demonftrated and foretold. 

As thefe rules hold good upon the body of every querent, fo will they, 
mutatis mutandis, upon the body of the v quefited j for example, Suppofe 
a perfon enquires concerning a wife or fweetheart, then the feventh houfe 
will be her firft or afcendant, and the twelfth her fixth j and in thofe parts 
of her body which the figns upon the cufps of thofe houfes govern (hall 
fhe have moles j and fo by the Moon and other fignificators. It is alfo 
found by conftant obfervation, that an infortune pofited in the afcendant 
always marks the face with a mole or fear 3 for the afcendant or firft houfe 
always reprefents the face, let what fign foever afcend; the f cond fepre- 
fents the neck, the third the arms and flioulders, the fourth the breaft, 
and fo on, every houfe and fign in order, according to its fucctfiion. It 
is alfo obfervable, that, if the Moon be in conjunction or oppofition of the 
Sun, in an evil afpect to Mars, and in angular houies, the qu.r nt has a 
natural infirmity or blemifh in or near one of his eyes. Thus having 
fhewn how to difcover whether qucftions arc proper and radical, or not; 
we fhall now direct how to give judgement upon them. 

QJLJ E S T I O N S proper to the FIRST HOUSE. 

The firft houfe has fignification of the life of every perfon, and expref- 
fes the ftature and temperature of the body ; and in Horary QueAions 
thefe following are proper unto it : 

1. Of the Length of the Querent's Life. 

2. Of the Good or Evil attending Life. 

3. When or in what Time Jhall the Native undergo a Change ? 

4. What Part of the Querent's Life is likely to be mojl projperous ? 

5. Toward what Part of the World may he dire 51 his Affairs to profper in 

them ? 

6 . A perfon having a Defire tofpeak with another^ Jhall be find him at home ? 

7. Of an abfent Party, if dead or alive. 

S. Of a Ship at Sea, her Safety or Dejlruftion* 

Thefe 



O F A S T R O L O G Y. 281 

Thcfc particulars being explained, will give light iufficient to the nftro- 
logian, whereby he may judge of any other quettion proper to this houfe. 

Of the Length of the Cerent's Life. 

To refolve this qucftion, obferve the (ign afcending, the lord thereof, and 
the Moon ; and if they arc found fiee from the malignant beams of the 
in fortunes, or of the lords of the fourth, fixth, eighth, and twelfth, houfes, 
and not combuft, the querent's life will not be Ihort ; and, if the fignifl- 
caiors are not afflicted by the prcfcnce of violent fixed ftars, it may be (till 
more prolonged ; but if the lord of the afcendant be combuft and retro- 
grade, and in an evil houfe of heaven, the querent is not likely to live 
long. When the fignificators arc unfortunately afpefted from good places 
of the figure; or the benevolent planets interpofe their rays, the malevo- 
lence threatened will be fbmewhat abated ; but if it be from evil houfes 
in the fcheme, and the benevolent planets afford no help, danger of a 
lliort life is then alfo to be feared. 

Of the Good or Evil at fending Life. 

The good and evil that attends each perfon, is d i ft ingui fried by the 
fortunate and unfortunate radiations in the figure. When benevolent pla- 
nets poffcfs the afcendant, or the principal places of the figure, they in- 
dicate much good to the querent through the whole courfe of his life. 
And if the lord of the afcendant and the Moon be friendly by the beams 
of the fortunes, although from malignant places of the Icheme, yet it 
prefages good to the native, inafmuch as an accidental evil cannot re- 
bate or withftand an eflfential good. Bur when the infortunes pofTeis thefc 
places, or by evil afpect afflidl the figniricntors, the querent will be iub- 
ject to a troublefotne life. If Saturn pofTefs the afcendant, the querent 
will be melancholy and penfive, and fubjcct to perplexities from aged 
men. If Mars, he will be choleric, and liable to oppreflion by knaves 
and fwindlers ; and fometimes by the treachery of kindred ; if the Dra- 
gon's Tail be in the afcendant, he will never be free from fcandal and dif- 
grace. When the afflicting planets are lords of unpropitious houfes, the 
evil will be the longer durable; but when the affifting planets are lords of 
good houfes, the good will be more permanent. Note alfo the houfes 
thole planets govern ; for from thence is discovered by wh:U means the 
querent lhall be fortunate or unhappy. And, as the malignant beams of 
the evil planets prevent or eclipfe the good that is fignified ; (o the benevo- 
lent rays of the fortunate ftars reverberate much of the mifchief portended : 
by duly coniidering which, according to the ftrength of the planets aflift- 
ing or afflicting, the extent of the good or evil that attends each qut rent's- 
life may be caiily afcertained. 

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AN I L L U S T RATION 

/// what Time the Native may expeff a Change? 

Whenever this queftion is ferioufly propounded, and the nativity of 
the proponent not attainable, (for, if the nativity can be had, horary 
queftions are ufelefs ;) erect the figure, and draw it into a fpeculum, and 
direct the feveral fignificators to their promittors, as in a nativity. Find 
the true diftance of each fignificator from his promittor, and turn it into 
time, as in a nativity, and according to the effects of the directions judge 
of it. But this method is only to be taken when queftions of weighty 
concern are propounded ; upon any trivial or ordinary bufinefs it is wholly 
unnecefTary. In matters of little importance, it is fufficient to ob- 
ferve the degrees of diftance between the fignificators, either of their 
bodies or afpects, which will point out the time correctly enough. When 
fixed ftars of a violent nature occupy the principal parts of the figure, 
the afcendant, mid-heaven, and place of Luna, they prefage fudden and 
unexpected rnifchief ; but, when fixed ftars of a noble and generous nature 
pofTefs thefe places, they demonftrate fudden and permanent good to the 
querent. 

What Part of the Quercnfs Life is likely to be moft profperous. 

To refolve this queftion, it only requires to obferve in what part of the 
figure the fortunate ftars are, and according to their pofition judge of it. 
If the propitious planets are in the afcendant, the twelfth or eleventh 
houfes, the native will profper moft in his younger days ; if in the tenth, 
ninth, or eighth, in the middle part of his age ; if in the feventh, fixth, 
or fifth, after his middle age ; if in the fourth, third, or fecond, his lat- 
ter days will be the moft comfortable and happy. The time is afcertained 
by reckoning for every houfe fituated between the fortunate planets 
and the afcendant five years, if the fignificators of life be weak ; if 
moderately dignified, fix ; but, if the fignificators of life are remarkably 
ftrong and well dignified, then feven years may be reckoned for every 
houfe. 

Towards what Part of the World way the Querent dire El his Courfe to 

profper. 

It is a misfortune not very uncommon for perfons to undertake long 
journeys and voyages, much to their prejudice and difad vantage; for, 
although all places are alike to him that made the earth, yet they are not 
fo to men that poiTefs it ; therefore it will be requifite for thofe who judge 
queftions of this kind, to obferve the following rules, or at leaft as many 
of them ,as may be neceffary. The whole heaven is divided into four 

quarters ; 



or A S T R O L O G Y. 383 

quarters ; eaft, weft, north, and fouth ; and rhcfc four quarters arc again 
iubdivkU-il, viz. the firft houfc is full eaft; and the twelfth houfc, be- 
ing in afcenfion next unto it, is eaft by fouth ; the eleventh next unto 
that, fouth by eaft ; and the mid-heaven fouth, &c. Now according r.> 
thele quarters of heaven, thus divided and fubdivided, look for the be- 
nevolent planets Jupiter, Venus, Luna, and the Part of Fortune, or 
moft of them, and direct the querent in his affairs thither. For example, 
fuppofc thefc planets (hall be in the mid-heaven, that being fouth , 
direct the querent fouthwards ; if they be in the ninth, it is beft to go 
fouth-weft ; if in the weft, it is his intereft to go full weft ; and fo of the 
reft. Confider alfo the nature of the querent's deiire, whether it be 
health, riches, honour, friends, &c. that he engages in his undertaki. 
for, by rightly underftanding the queftion, the querent's dcfire (liall be the 
more readily anfwered. If it be for health he would remove his habi- 
tation, obferve where, or in what quarter, the lord of the afcendant and 
the Moon are pofited, and direct him that way; if for riches, take no- 
tice of the lord of the fecond and the part of fortune ; if for honour, 
confider the Sun and the lord of the tenth ; if for friends, the lord of 
the eleventh ; and fo of the other fignificators. 

A Perfo/i having a dejire to f peak with another , Jhall he find him at home ? 

The truth I have always found in the anfwers to this queftion, princi- 
pally induced me to give it a place here ; for I have often tried the ex- 
periment both for myfelf and others, and have never known it to fail. 
The rules are thefe : If you would fpeak with a perfon that you have fa- 
miliar and conftant dealings with, but are no way related to, take the fc- 
vcnth houfe and his lord to fignify him, that is the feventh from the af- 
cendant; for the afcendant always fignifies the querent. If the lord of the 
feventh be in any of the four angles, viz. in the firft, fourth, feventh, or 
tenth, houfes, the perfon you would fpeak with is certainly at home. If 
the lord of the feventh be in any of the fuccedent houfes, viz. in the fe- 
cond, fifth, eighth, or eleventh, he is not then at home, but is near it, 
and may, with a little diligence, be found ; but if the lord of the feventh 
be in any one of the cadent houfes, viz. the third, fixth, ninth, or 
twelfth, the party is far from home, and confequently cannot be fpoken 
with if fought for. If the lord of the afcendant apply to the lord of the 
feventh by a friendly afpect at the time of enquiry, the querent may 
perhaps meet the quefited, or accidentally hear of him by the way; or, if 
the Moon or any other planet transfer the light of the lord t)f the feventh 
to the lord of the afcendant, it denotes the fame thing. The nature and 
.icx of the planet transferring the light, denotes what manner of perfon 
llvall give notice to the querent of the perfon he enquires after, accord- 



284 AN ILLUSTRATION 

ing to the fign and quarter he is policed in. But, if the perfon enquired 
after be a relation, then the lord of the feventh is not to be taken, but 
the lord of that houfc which fignifies fuch relation ; as, if it be a bro- 
ther, then the lord of the third muft be referred to; if a father, regard 
muft be had to the lord of the fourth ; if a fon or daughter, obferve the 
lord of the fifth, and fo on; and according to their portions judge as 
above fpecified. 

If an abfent Party be dead or alive. 

Herein alfo muft be coniidered what relationfhip the querent hath to the 
party quefited, and take the lignificator accordingly. But if there be no 
relationthip between them, then take the afcendant, his lord, and the 
Moon, to fignify the party that is abfent ; and judge thus : If the lord of 
the afcendant, or the Moon, be in conjunction with the lord of the eighth, 
or a planet in the eighth, and no benevolent teftimonies concur, the 
abfent party is certainly dead. Or when the Moon and the lord of the 
afcendant, mall be in oppofition to the lord of the eighth, from the fe- 
cond and eighth, or from the fixth and twelfth houfes, the abfent party 
is likewife dead. If the lord of the afcendant be in the fourth, and the 
Moon in the feventh, in quartile to him, it (hows great danger to the 
quefited, if not abfolute death. When an evil planet mall tranflate the 
light of the lord of the eighth unto the lord of the afcendant, or of the 
lord of the aicendant to the lord of the eighth, it is moft probable the 
abfent party is dead. If the lord of the aicendant and the Moon be in 
the fourth houfe from the afcendant, or in the houfe of death, and either 
combuft or in their fall, or joined with the lord of the eighth, the party 
quefited is undoubtedly deceafed ; but if none of theie pofitions happen, 
and on the contrary you find the Moon, and the afcendant, and his lord, 
ilrong and well fortified, the abfent party is alive and well. If the lord 
of the afcendant, or the Moon, feparate from the lord of the fixrh, the 
abfent party hath been lately fick ; if from the lord of the eighth, he has 
been in danger of death; if from the lord of the twelfth, he has been in 
prifon, and fuffered much anxiety of mind. And, by thus varying the 
rule, his condition, according to the application and fepnration ot the fig- 
nificators, will be correctly found. 

Of a Ship at Sea, her Safety or Deftruftion. 

This queftion, although attributed by the ancient Arabian and Latin 
aftrologers to the ninth houfe, becaufe it relates to voyages, yet the 
judgments hereof being fuch as properly relate to the firft houfe or afcen- 
dant, 



OF ASTROLOGY. 285 

dant, I have for that reafon referred it thereto. The parts of the (hip are 
thus divided according to the figns of the zodiac :* 

T The bread of the (Kip & That part above the bread in 
b Under the bread toward the the v/ater. 

water n\ Where the mariners abide 

II The rudder or dern J The mariners 

25 The bottom or floor V? The ends of the (hip 

SI The top above the water z: The captain or mader 

HK The belly of the (hip X The oars, 

The afcendant and the Moon are generally fignificators of the (hip, and 
the burthen (lie bears ; but the lord of the afcendant is (ignificator of the 
perfons that fail in her. And, if in a quedion all thefe appear fortunate, 
they denote profperity to the (hip ; but, it on the contrary they are found 
impedited and afflicted, the veflel and all in her are in imminent danger, if 
not abfolutely lod. When a malevolent planet, having dignities in the 
eighth houfe, (hall be found in the afcendant, or the lord of the afcend- 
ant in the eighth, in evil afpedt with the lord of the eighth, twelfth, (ixth, 
or fourth, houfe, -or if the Moon be combud under the earth, all thefe arc 
indications of danger, and prefage the (hip either to be lod, or in a very 
defperate condition, But when all the (ignificators are free, and no way 
impedited, it denotes the (hip to be in a very good and profperous con- 
dition, and all the perfons and things on-board her. If the afcendant and 
the Moon be unfortunate, and the lord of the afcendant drong, and in a 
good houfe, it indicates the (hip to be in an ill condition; but the men, 
&c. that are on-board her, will do well, and come home in fafety. But 
if the afcendant and the Moon (hall be fortunate, and the lord of the af- 
cendant unfortunate, it (hows that the ve(Tel will do well, or that it is in 
fafety ; but that her crew are in great danger of being dedroyed by fome 
putrid difeafe, or of being taken by an enemy. 

If any perfon enquires the fuccefs a (hip (hall have in her voyage 
upon her fetting lail, you mud then note the angles of the figure; and, 
if the fortunate planets and the Moon (for (he is lady of the feas) are 
found therein, and the unfortunate planets cadent, or in an abje<ft con- 
dition, it forediows the (hip and her lading will go very fafely unto the 
intended haven ; but if the infortunes be in angles, or in fuccedcnt 
houfes, (lie will meet with fome accident in her voyage; and the mis- 
fortune will fall upon that part of the (hip, perfon, or thing, in the fame, 

* Da fi^num "f, pe<3oribus navis ; y , ci quod eft fub pe&oribus modicum rerfus aquam ; 
II, gubernaculo navis ; 25, fundo navis ; <J|, fummitati navis quas flat fuper aquam ; I1JJ, 
vtntri navis ; A, ei quod fublcvatur et deprhnit de peftoribus navis in aqua; TT^, loco ubi 
inorant nautae ; ^, ipfi nautie ; V^, finibns exiftcntibus in nave; T, magiftro navis; ^, 
rcmis. Haly de Judic. Artrol. pars tertia, cap. 14. fol. 115. 

No. 15. 4 A fignified 



286 AN ILLUSTRATION 

fignified by'the fign where the infortune is pofited ; and, if the infor- 
tune threatening this danger (hall be Saturn, the veiTel will either be 
fplit or funk, and moft of the crew either drowned, or fubject to many 
hardmips j but if the infortune be Mars, and he in any of his ei- 
fendal dignities, or afpecting a place where he 1 hath ftrength, or pofit- 
ed in an earthy fign, he portends the lame mifchief, with the additional 
misfortune of the crew being either taken by an enemy, imprifoned, or 
carried into (lavery. But if the fortunes cart their friendly beams unto 
cither of the afore faid places, and the lords of the angles, particularly of 
the afcendant, and the difpolitor of the Moon, be free, it denotes that 
although the (hip (hall undergo much damage, or be loft, yet the major 
part of the men and goods mall be laved. But if Mars afflict the lords of 
the angles, and the difpolitor of the Moon, the men and the fhip will 
be in danger of pirates, or of a public enemy. And, if any other evil af- 
fections appear in the figns, there will be quarrelling and contention, 
or fome dangerous mutiny, in the ihip ; and this will chiefly happen when 
the infortunes are located in thofe figns which difpofe of the parts in the 
upper divifion of the fhip. But, if Saturn afflict in the fame manner as 
above recited of Mars, there will be many disturbances in the (hip, but 
,no bloodmed, And, if the infortunate figns fignify the bottom or lower 
parts of the ihip, it prefages drowning by means of fome dangerous leak. 
If fiery figns be in the mid-heaven, near violent fixed ftars, and Mars 
prove the afflicting planet, the {hip will be burnt, either by fome acci- 
dent within her, or by lightning, or by the falling of fome inflammable 
meteor. But, if Mars be in an human fign, the burning of the (hip will 
be occafioned by fome engagement with an enemy ; and the danger 
will begin in that part of the (hip fignified by the fign wherein the 
infortune was placed in the figure. If Saturn be the threatening planet in- 
rtead of Mars, and pofited in the mid-heaven, the veiTel will be cad away, 
or damaged by the motion of violent (torms and winds, or by reafon of 
leaks, or bad fails ; and the danger will be either greater or lefs, in pro- 
portion to the dignity or power of the infortune, and his diftance from the 
beams of the benevolent planets. 

If the lord of the afcendant in the figure be fortunate, the (hip mall* 
return with fafety and good fuccefs ; but, if he be unfortunate, fhe (hall 
fuffer much lofs and damage. If the lord of the eighth houfe (hall af- 
flict the lord of the afcendant, or if the lord of the afcendant be in 
the eighth, it denotes the death of the captain or mafter of the (hip, or fome 
of the principal officers belonging to her. And if the part of fortune 
and part of fubftance, and their lords, (hall be afflicted, it denotes lofs 
in the fale of the goods that are in the (hip. But, if inftead of this af- 
fliction they (hall be in fortunate pofitions, it denotes much gain, and a 

profitable 



O F A S T R O L O G Y. 287 

profitable voyage. When the lord of the afcendant, and the difpofitor 
of the Moon, lhall be flmv in courfc, the Ihip in all likelihood will make 
a long and tedious voyage ; more particularly if the lords of thofe places 
be How allo ; but, it the. li^niiirators be quick in motion, the (hip will 
make a Ihorter or quicker voyage than may be expected. If in the figure 
there be enmity in the petitions b< the lord of the afcendant and 

the difpofitor of the Moon, and no reception between them, nor any aid 
from benevolent ylunets ; the teamen will contend one with another, or 
there will be difcord between the captain, or matter, and the crew ; and 
he whole ignificatbr is ttrongcft, fhall overcome, that i>, if the lord of 
the afcendant be mod powerful, the teamen will prevail ; but, if the 
difpoiitor of the Moon be beft fortified, the matter or captain will over- 
come. If the lord of the fecond {hall be remote from his own houfe, 
and the fecond houfe from the Moon, and the lord of the part of for- 
tune from the part of fortune, in cadent houfes, or in quartile or oppo- 
fition, it prefages want of neceflary provilions ; and, if they be found in 
aquatical ligns, it (hows want of frelh water, and great danger of death 
by hunger and third. 

QUESTIONS proper to the SECOND HOUSE. 

The fecond houfe being the houfe of fubttance, the queftions proper to 
it are as follow : 

1 . SL\ill the Querent be rich or poor f 

2. By 'Ui.'hat means foali he attain riches f 

3 . The time when ? 

4. Shall he obtain the goods or money lent f 

5 . Shall he obtain the wages or Jlipend due to him ? 

Shall the Querent be rich or poor f 

In refolving this queftion, obferve the fign of the fecond houfe and its 
lord, the planet or planets located therein, and catting their rays to the 
cufp, or the lord thereof; the part of fortune allb, and its difpoiitor; and 
if all thefe fignificators are free, and aifitted by the bodies or afpecls of 
the benevolent planets, the querent will attain a very confiderable for- 
tune ; and fhall efcape poverty. But when the fignificators are afflicted, 
and the fortunate ttars afford them no afliftance, it denotes the perfon in- 
terrogating will be poor all his life-time. If the lord of the afcendant, 
or the Moon, be joined to the lord of the houfe of fubftance; or the lord 
of the feventh houfe to the lord of the afcendant ; or if the lord of the 
houfe of fubftance be pofited in the afcendant ; or if the lord of the af- 
cendant, and the Moon, be in the houfe of fubttance; or if the Moon, 

or 



a88 AN ILLUSTRATION 

or any other planet, transfer the light of the lord of the fecond houfe to 
the lord or the afcendant, or of the lord of the afcendant to the lord of 
the fecond houfe j the querent will attain riches, and live in good efteem, 
according to his fituation or birth. But, if none of thefe pofitions hap- 
pen, then note Jupiter, the natural fignificator of fubftance ; or Venus, 
\vho alfo is a fortune; or the Dragon's Head, which always portends 
good ; and if they be free from the ill beams of the infortunes, or happen 
to be pofited in the houfe of fubftance, the querent will moft certainly be 
rich, and will bear great fway in the place where he lives. When Saturn, 
Mars, or the Dragon's Tail, are pofited in the fecond houfe, or afflict the 
lord of the fecond, Jupiter, Venus, or Part of Fortune, it is an argument 
that the querent will not attain riches ; or, if he were in a good capacity, 
he will be reduced to a very mean iituation. The fignificators of fub- 
ftance fwift in motion, and in good parts of the figure, and free from af- 
fliction, (how the querent will be rich of a fudden ; but if they are flow 
in motion, though not afflicted, the querent will attain riches but flowly ; 
particularly if the planets fignifying riches are ponderous, and in fixed 
ft as. 

By what Means foall the Querent attain Riches f 

The fignificators of fubftance, their feveral locations, and the houfes 
they govern, are in this queftion to be particularly attended to ; for 
from thence is known by what means riches come. If the lord of the 
fecond houfe, or the other fignificators of fubftance, be fortunately placed 
in the afcendant, the querent will attain great riches without much la- 
bour, in a manner unexpectedly ; but, if the lord of the fecond be in the 
fecond, it mews the querent will obtain an eftate by his own induftry. 
The adjuvant planets fituated in the afcendant, or the lord thereof, denote 
the querent will advance himfelf by his own induftry. If the lord of the 
fecond be in the fecond, he acquires wealth by merchandife, and by pro- 
perly managing his bufmefs ; if in the third, or lord of the third, he gains 
by brethren kindred, or neighbours. The moft aflured teftimonies upon 
queftions upon this nature, are thefe : If the lord of the firft and fecond, 
and Jupiter, be in conjunction either in the fecond, firft, tenth, fourth, 
feventh, or eleventh, houfes j or if they apply by fextile or trine to each 
other with mutual reception j but, if they apply by quartile or opposition 
with reception, the party will then alfo thrive, and have an eftate, though 
with much labour and difficulty. 

The Time ivben a Man nwy attain Riches f 

Confuier ferioufly the application of the Moon, or lord of the afcend- 
dant, unto the planet or planets fignifying the fubftance of the querent ; 

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for they denote- tlu- rime when th-j qucrent may acquire riches. Then 
find the degrees of diilancc between the fignificators, and turn them 
into time, which will ihow the true diftance of time in which riches, or 
the goods of fortune, arc attainable by the quercnt. Fixed figns prolong 
the bufinefs ; but corporal ilicw an indirrercncy, or that the time will 
neither be long nor (hort. Movcablc or cardinal ligns haften the matter. 
Jn all questions that relate to time, the furcft way is, to take the right or 
oblique afccnfions of the fignificators, and direct them to their feveral 
promittors, as in a nativity ; and thus the time of a man's obtaining 
riches may be exactly known ; but if the queftion be of fmall conlcqucnce, 
obiervc the degrees of diftance, and according to the figns they are in 
meal ure out the time in years, months, weeks, or days, as before di- 
re cted. 

Shall the Querent obtain the Goods or Money lent ? 

In this queftion the lord of the afcendant and the Moon are fignifi- 
caters of the querent j and the lord of the fecond denotes his fubftance. 
J3ut the feventh houfe and his lord reprefent the perfon of whom you 
enquire ; and the eighth houfe, and the lord thereof, his fubftance. Ob- 
icrve whether the lord of the afcendant or the Moon be joined to the 
lord of the eighth, who is fignificator of the fubflance of the party en- 
quired after ; for, if either of them be joined to or in good afpect with a 
planet in the eighth houfe, and the planet therein happen to be a fortune, 
the querent fhall then obtain the goods or money enquired after. And 
if it fliall fo happen, that an infortune be either in the eighth houfe, or 
lord of the eighth, and he receive either the lord of the afcendant or the 
Moon, the perfon enquiring fhall obtain what he expects. But not 
without reception. When the lord of the eighth is polited in the firft or 
fecond houfe, and the lord of the fecond fliall receive him, it denotes the 
perfection of the bufinefs enquired after. But, if the lord of the feventh 
or eighth fhall be pofited in the firft or fecond, and not be received by ei- 
ther the lord of the afcendant, the Moon, or lord of the fecond, it fhows 
the querent will not only go without his defire, but, if he purfue the bu- 
finefs, he will fuftain much lofs and detriment. If the lord of the afcen- 
dant cr the Moon be joined to one of the fortunes, which have dignity 
in the fign afcending, it denotes the difpatch of the bufinefs enquired 
after ; or if either of them be joined to an infortune, having dignities in 
the afcendant, and receive the lord of the afcendant, or the Moon, it de- 
notes the accomplifhment of the matter or bufinefs enquired after. And, 
if the fortunes be in powerful places of the figure, and joined to the lord 
of the afcendant or the Moon, the matter cr bulincis will be accomplillicd, 
although there be no reception. 

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If the ^uennt JJj all obtain his Wages ^ S alary > or Penfion, due either from 
Government or from an Individual. 

Behold the afcendant, the Jord of the fame, and the Moon, for they 
have fignitication of the querent ; and the fecond from the afcendant, 
which is the querent's houfe of fubftance, <and his lord. And note the 
tenth houfe and his lord, which are the fignificators of the quefited. And 
the eleventh houfe, and his lord, fignify the fubftance of him or them. 
If in the figure the lord of the afcendant or the Moon is joined to the 
lord of the eleventh, or-tQ a fortunate planet in the eleventh houfe, with- 
out let or impediment ; the querent will certainly obtain the wages or 
falary. And if it fhall happen that the Moon or lord of the afcendant 
be joined to an unfortunate planet, and the unfortunate planet receives 
them, the querent will then obtain his defire, although it will be after 
long waiting, and with many felicitations. But if there be no reception 
between the lord of the afcendant, the Moon, and the infortune, not- 
withftanding any opposition between them, yet the querent will rarely 
obtain his money or falary enquired after. If the fignificators are in 
friendly afpecl from good houfes of heaven, and this without impediment 
or hindrance, the querent will be fuccefsful ; but, if in fortunes impede 
the fignificator of the querent's good, confider what houfe he is lord of, 
and that will point out the perfon or thing that obftructs it. 

JUDGMENTS proper to the THIRD HOUSE. 

\ 

, This houfe appertains to brethren, fitters, kindred, and neighbours; 
to inland journey;;, and rumours; and therefore thefe queftions are par- 
ticularly moft proper to it : 

1. Shall the Querent ^ and bis Brethren, &c. or Neighbours^ accord f 

2. Of the Condition and Eft ate of an abfent Brother? 

3. Shall the Querent* s inland journeys be profperous ? 

4. Reports and Rumour s> whether true or falfe f 

5 . Of the Advice of a Friead, &c. if good, or bad ? 

Many other queftions may be propounded, that properly pertain to this 
houfe ; but whoever underftands the manner of judging thefe, may with 
eafe anfwer any other that may be propofed. 

Shall the Querent and his Brethren, &c. or Neighbours y accord? 

The Moon, the afcendant, and its lord, are the fignificators of the 
querent j and the third houfe, and its lord, of the quefited. The queftion 
is refolved thus : If the lord of the third houfe be a benevolent planef , 

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OF ASTROLOGY. 291 

nnd in the afcendant, or the Moon be in good afpect with a fortunate 
ct in the third, the querent and his brethren and neighbours will 
agree well. When the lord or the afcendant and lord of the third are in 
fextile or trine to each other, and in nuitiul reception ; or the lord of the 
third carts a fextile or trine to the cufp of the alcendant; and the lord of 
the afcendant or the Moon cafts the fame to the cufp of the third houfc, 
it is an argument of great unity, love, and concord, between them. When, 
a fortunate planet is in the afcendant, and the lord of the afcendant be- 
holds the cufp of the third, or applies friendly to the lord of the third, it 
is an argument of good difpofition in the querent, and fpeaks him willing 
to accord with his brethren, kindred, and neighbours. And if a fortune 
be in the third, and the lord of the third apply in harmony to the lord of 
the afcendant, ths brethren, kindred, or neighbours, are moft indulging. 
T hofe perfons whofe fignificators do not apply, are moft imperious, and 
apt to difagree ; and thofe whofe fignificators make application, arc flexi- 
ble, willing, and yielding, and defirous of agreement and concord. When 
Saturn, Mars, or the Dragon's Tail, in fuch a queftion, (hall be in the 
afcendant, it denotes the pertbn enquiring to be obftinate, and avcrfe to 
a friendly agreement ; but if they, or either of them, are pofited in the 
third, the brethren, neighbours, and kindred, are of a malicious difpo- 
fition ; and if it happen that Saturn or Mars mall be peregrine, retro- 
grade, or combuft, the malice and mifchief they threaten will be the more 
michievous. When Saturn or the Dragon's Head are in the third, the 
neighbours are obftinate, and the kindred covetous and fparing ; if Mars, 
the kindred are treacherous, and the neighbours difhoneft. And this is 
certain, when they are out of their efTential dignities. 

Of the Condition and Eft ate of an abfent 'Brother? 

To refolve this queftion, confider the lord of the third houfe, for that 
hath fignification of brethren ; and the houfe where he is pofited, becaufe 
that (hows the ftate and condition of the quefited. For if the lord of the 
third be in conjunction, quartile, or oppofition, of the infortunes, or in 
evil afpecT: of the lords of the obfcure houfes, the condition of the bro- 
ther is forrowful ; but if, on the contrary, he be in good afpect with the 
fortunes, and in propitious places of the figure, his condition is good and 
profperous. If the lord of the third be pofited in the fourth, in no evil 
afpect of the malev.olents, the brother which is abfent hath an intention 
to enrich himfelf in the place where he is ; for the fourth houfe is the 
fecond from the third. If the lord of the third be pofited in the fifth, 
in conjunction with the lord of the fifth, with or without the reception 
of the fortunes, it (hows the abfent brother to be in health and very hap- 
pily fituated. But if the lord of the third be in the fifth, void of courfe, 

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292 AN ILLUSTRATION 

or in corporal conjunction or malicious afpect of the infortunes, and 
this without reception, and the unfortunate planets themfelves impedited, 
it declares the abfent brother in a bad condition, indifpofcd in health, 
and not contented in the place where he is ; or, if he fhall be found 
in any of the obfcure parts of the figure, which are naturally evil, as the 
iixth, eighth, or twelfth, houfcs, tfre abfent brother is not well, nor in 
a profperous lituation. When the lord of the third is found in the eighth, 
either in conjunction, fextile, or trine, of one of the fortunes, the abfent 
brother is not well ; or if the lord of the third be j-eined to evil planets 
in the fixth houfe, or in conjunction with the lord of the fixth, he is 
then in an infirm and fickly condition ; and, if the lord of the fixth be in 
the third, except the lord of the third be well difpofed, it denotes the 
fame. Then note whether the lord of the third be in conjunction with 
the lord of the eighth, or in combuftion; for fuch a configuration de- 
clares he will die of the infirmity. But, if the lord of the third be in the 
feventh, the brother is in the fame country he went into at firft, and con- 
tinues there ; and his condition is neither well nor ill. If the fignificator 
be in the eighth, the abfent brother is in danger of death, particularly 
if he be combuft, or in conjunction with the lord of the eighth, in con- 
junction or afpect of the infortunes ; for thefe are ftrong arguments of 
death. When the lord of the third is in the ninth, it denotes that the 
abfent brother is removed from the place he firft went to, and is gone 
into a more remote country. And if he be in the tenth, in conjunction 
or good afpect of the fortunate planets, and with reception, it denotes 
him to have acquired fome honour, office, or preferment, in the place 
where he lives. But if he mail be in conjunction, quartile, or oppofi- 
tion, of the infortunes, combuft, or any other way infortunated, it is to 
be feared the abfent brother is dead. If the lord of the third be in the 
eleventh houfe, in conjunction, fextile, or trine, of the fortunes, or in 
conjunction with the lord of the eleventh, it denotes the abfent brother 
to be at the houfe or place of fome friend, where he is happy and well ; 
but if he be malicioufly beheld of the unfortunate planets, he is not 
pleafed with the fituation he is in, but is grieved and perplexed. The 
fignificator of the abfent party, in the twelfth houfe, in conjunction or 
good afpect of the fortunes with reception, and the fortunes themfelves 
no way impedited, (hews he will deal in merchandize, and gain riches. 
But, if he be infortunated in the twelfth houfe, either by the bad afpects 
of the malevolents, or lord of the eighth, or in combuftion, it fhows 
the abfent brother to be difcontented, troubled, and perplexed, and not 
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Shall tbc Qucrcnfs inland Journeys be profperous ? 

Perfons who travel much in the country where they live, and have nor 
their nativities to direct them, may have occafion to enquire the event of 
fome intended journey ; for we know thofe that travel much do not al- 
ways travel fafe ; but fometimes are in danger either of thieves, ficknefs, 
or accidents, upon their journeys, that may occafion them to repent the un- 
dertaking of them. Now, for the prevention of fuch accidents, and to en- 
able the reader to refolve queftions of this nature, let the following rules 
be obferved. Give the afcendant and his lord, and the Moon, to the quc- 
rent ; the third houfe and lord thereof to fignify the journey; and if the 
fignificators be fvvift in motion, or in the eflential dignities of each other, 
or in conjunction, fextile, or trine, to each other, in good places of the 
figure ; the journey will be good and proiperous. Or if the Moon be 
in the third, in fextile to the afcendant, or the lord of the third caft a 
fextile or trine to the afcendant, or be in the fame ; and the lord of the 
afcendant well dignified in the third, they alfo denote a fafe and plea- 
fant journey. If the lord of the afcendant or Moon apply to any planet 
in the third houfe, or the lord of the third to a planet in the afcen- 
dant, it likewife denotes the journey enquired after to be pleafant. Or, 
if Jupiter or Venus be in the third houfe, it fliows a profitable and de- 
lightful journey ; particularly if they caft a fextile to the afcendant. The 
Dragon's Tail in the third houfe, fliows the lame. When Saturn, Mars, 
or the Dragon's Head, are pofited in the third houfe, or afflict the lord 
thereof, or the Moon, it portends an unlucky journey to the querent, and 
very ill fuccefs therein. Saturn Ihovvs the querent to be melancholy and 
penfwe in his journey ; Mars and the Dragon's Head mow him to be in 
danger of thieves and robbers ; and, if they are in human figns, or fiery, 
it denotes him to be lamed or wounded in his journey. When the lord 
of the aicendant is retrograde, the querent will return again before he 
hath gone to the place he intended; and, if the fignificators be flow, he 
makes but little hafte or fpeed in his journey. If the lord of the fixth 
afflict the fignificators, the querent will fall fick by the way ; if the lord 
of the twelfth, he will be impeded by malicious people ; and, if the lord 
of the eighth be the afflicting planet, it (hows danger of death; particu- 
larly if the fignificators are near violent fixed ftars. 

Reports and Rumours, whether true or falfe f 

This queftion may be anfwered thus : Obferve the lord of the afcen- 
dant and the Moon, and the difpofitor of the Moon, and lee if either of 
them be in an angle or fuccedent houfe in a fixed fign, or in good alpect 
with Jupiter, the Sun, or Venus; for ufually, upon fuch configurations, 

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294 AN ILLUSTRATION 

the reports and rumours are true. But if the lord of the afcendant or 
the Moon be afHi&ed of Saturn or Mars, or cadent from an angle, al- 
though they be {trong in the fign where they are, yet the rumour is falfe. 
Rumours. are alfo true and good when the angles of the figure are in fixed 
figns, and the Moon and Mercury in fixed figns, feparating from the in- 
fortunes, and applying to a fortune pofited in any ot the angles of the 
figure. So alfo when the angles of the tenth and fourth houfes are fixed, 
and the Moon fhall be received in either of them, although the rumours 
and reports be of an evil nature, yet they will hold true; If the fortu- 
nate planets Jupiter and Venus (hall be in the afcendant, and the Moon 
at the fame time unfortunate, let the rumours or reports be ever fo mif- 
chievous and unlucky, they will be fure to prove falfe, and come to no- 
thing. Mercury being retrograde or otherwife affiicT:ed, declares ill ru- 
mours to be falfe ; the like doth the affliction of that planet to whom 
Mercury or the Moon applies. If the lord of the afcendant or the Moon 
fhall be under the Sun -beams, the truth of the rumour is kept fecret by 
. men in power, and few mall know the truth thereof. If the Moon be 
void of courfe, or in quartile or oppofition of Mercury, and neither of 
them caft their fextile or trine afpeds to the afcendant, the news or rumour 
is vain and falfe, and may be fafely contradicted. 

The Advice of a Friend, whether good or bad? 

It fometimes happens that neighbours or friends in fundry difficult or 
embarraffed circumftances, will advife and perfuade a perfon what he had 
bell to do in fuch a cafe ; and if it be required to know whether they in- 
tend faithfully, or perfidioufly, by fuch advice, erecT; your figure to the mo- 
ment of time they firft drop their counfel, and judge as follows : Behold 
the mid-heaven, that being the houfe fignifying advice, and fee if there 
be any fortunate ftar or planet pofited therein; for then the counfel or ad- 
vice is ferious and good, and will be proper to follow. But if an infor- 
tune be found in the tenth houfe, the friends that pretend counfel acT; deceit- 
fully, and intend knavifhly. 

JUDGMENTS proper to the FOURTH HOUSE. 

The fourth houfe gives judgment on pofleflion, inheritances, lands, or 
houfes, and of things loft and miflaid ; of the father, &c. and hath thefe 
queftions proper to it, viz. 

1. Shall the Querent pur chafe the Houje or Land dejired? 

2. Of the Quality thereof, and JJoall the Querent do well to take it ? 

3. If it be bejl for one to remove, or abide where he is? 

4. Of hidden Treafare, if attainable? 

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5. Is there Treafure hidden in tbe flace fu 

6. Shall tbe Cerent enjoy the Ejlate of bis father? 

Thcfe qucflions being once refolved, will lead the artift to the unJ 
{landing of any thing of the like nature. 

Shall the Cerent pur chafe the lloufe or Land defired? 

To rcfolve this quefHon, give the afccndant and his lord, and the Moon, 
to fignify him that enquires; the fign of the fourth houfe and lord thereof 
to fignify the thing qudifed. If the lord of the afccndant or the Moon 
be in the fourth houfe, or the lord of the fourth in the firft, or if either 
of them are in conjunction with the lord of the fourth, or in Textile or 
trine to him with reception, it declares the accompli foment of the thing 
without impediment or hindrance. But if they are joined without recep- 
tion, or in quartile or oppofition with perfect reception, the querent may 
poflibly obtain his defire. Or if the fignificators be not joined together 
either by body or afpedt, yet if there be a tranflation of light between 
them, either by the Moon or another planet, it (hows a poflibility of the 
purchafe, though with much difficulty and trouble. 

The following is alfo a good method to judge of this queflion. Give 
the fign afcending, and the lord thereof, and the planet from whom the 
Moon is feparated, to the querent or purchafer ; the feventh houfe and 
his lord, the planet or planets pofited therein, and the Moon, to fignify 
the thing to be bought or purchafed ; and the mid-heaven to fignify the 
price thereof. And if in your figure the lord of the afcendant behold the 
lord of the feventh, and the lord of the feventh apply to the lord of the 
afcendant, the feller hath a greater defire to deal with the buyer; and if 
^hcy chance to be in each other's digRities, or any good tranflation of light 
happen between them, or if they apply to corporal conjunction, the que- 
rent will agree with the feller without much difficulty or trouble. But, 
if the application or tranflation of light be by quartile or oppolkion, 
the buyer and feller will at lail agree; but it will be with much labour 
and lofs of time, and after many probabilities of breaking off. It the 
lord of the afcendant or the Moon apply to the lord of the fourth ; or if 
lord of the fourth or the Moon apply to the lord of the afcend ant ; 
or if the lord of the fourth alone (hall apply to the lord of the atten- 
dant, and there be a reception between them ; or it the lord of the alt 
dant, or the Moon, be in the fourth, or lord of the fourth in the afccn- 
dant ; they denote the party enquiring (hall buy or purchafe the land or 
inheritance enquired after. But if neither of theie happen, yet if the 
Moon ihall transfer the light of one fignificator to the other, it denotes 

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396 A N I L L U S T RATION 

that the thing will be perfected by the mediation of friends, or by meflen- 
gers. But if there be no application, reception, or tranflation of light, 
between them, then it is improbable that any thing fhall be concluded be- 
tween them. 

Of the Quality of the Purchafe^ and whether the Querent does we// to take it ? 

Take the fourth houfe to refolve this interrogatory; and if the two 
unfortunate planets are poflted therein, either potent or peregrine, the 
thing enquired after will be wafted by the buyer; and the prefent is in no 
very good condition. If the lord of the fourth be infortunated, either by 
retrogradation, detriment, fall, or peregrination, it denotes the houfe or 
land to be bad, or fo encumbered that it will never continue long with the 
purchafer. But if the fortunate planets, or the Dragon's Tail, be in the 
fourth houfe, it fhows the bufinefs enquired after to be good ; and that 
the buyer, or purchafer, mall be a gainer thereby. When the fortunate 
planets caft their benevolent rays unto the fourth houfe, and the lord of 
the fourth (hall be pofited in a good houfe, in fextile or trine to the fecond 
houfe or his lord, it is an argument that the bargain is good, and that the 
purchafer fhall be a gainer thereby. If Aries, Leo, or Saggittarius, be 
upon the cufp of the fourth houfe, it denotes an eftate to be hilly, hard, 
and dry ; if Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn, the land is level and very good ; 
if Gemini, Libra, or Aquaries, the ground is fome part high, and fome 
low, and is in quality neither very good nor very bad; if Cancer, Scor- 
pio* or Pifces, it abounds with much water. An unfortunate planet in 
the fourth, retrograde, mows the landjor houfe will turn out very un- 
lucky, and not be worth the taking, and will be accompanied with many 
infelicities; but, if a fortunate planet be pofited there ftrong, the land is 
good, and may well invite the querent to go on, for he will have a good 
bargain. 

If Left for a P erf on to remove, or abide where he is ? 

In this queftion give the afcendant and the lord thereof, to fignify 
the querent; the feventh houfe and lord thereof, to fignify the place 
to which he would go ; the fourth houfe and his lord, the lubftance of 
the querent; and the tenth houfe and his lord, the profit of removal. 
r lhe lord of the afcendanc or fourth in the feventh, and the lord the 
afcendant and feventh, fortunate planets, fwift in motion, ftrong and po- 
tent where they are, the querent then will do well to remain where he is, 
and not remove. But if the lord of the feventh be with a good planet, 
and the lords of the afcendant or fourth with an evil one, the querent had 
better remove, for he will get little by continuing where he is. Fortu- 
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natc planets in the afcendant or fourth may invite the querent to remain 
where he is. If the lords of thole Louies are in conjunction or in good 
afpccl with fortunate- Aars, it denotes the fame. Unfortunate j 
in the afaMidant or fourth, (how the it it is good to remove ; 

and, if the lords of the afcendant and fourth he afflicted hy tL 
Jefics, either by body or afpedt, it denotes the fame. Obferu 
afflicting planet or planets, and the houfe or houfes they govern, for from 
thence the occaiion of th iiicf that the querent fultains is known ; 

the like oblcrve of the aliiiting or friendly planets, whence a rational an- 
fwer to the queflion propoied will be eafily obtain, 

Of Treafures bid, whether attainable or not. 

It is not uncommon for penurious perfons to hide treafure in their 
life-time, and to go out of the world without informing their heirs or 
executors where to find it. Whenever this is fufpedled to be the cafe, 
and a queflion is grounded upon it, erec! your figure, and confider what 
application, reception, tranflation, &c. there may be between the lords 
of the afcendant and fourth houfe. If there be a friendly application 
and reception, the perfon enquiring (hall obtain the treafure he enquire* 
after; but if there be a quartile or oppofition between the fignificators, 
without the reception, the treafure will rarely be found. When 
the fignificators apply to each other corporally in a fixed fign, there are 
great hopes of rinding and obtaining the fame fpecdily ; particularly if 
the application be in a good houfe. Both or either of the luminaries in 
the afcendant no way unfortunate, or friendly beholding the fame, argues 
a fpeedy recovery of the treafure hid ; but if they fhould happen to be 
cadent, or in quartile or oppofition thereto, it gives but imall hopes. 
If the part of fortune be in the afcendant, beheld by fortunate planets, 
or by the luminaries, the querent will have a fair profpeft of acquiring 
his wiflies ; but if the part of fortune and the luminaries be cadent, par- 
ticularly the Moon ; and neither of the lights caft a friendly afpedt to the 
part of fortune, or to the afcendant ; nor the lord of the afcendant be- 
holding the afcendant ; it is an argument that the querent will not obtain 
the treafure hid. I always find, in queftions of this nature, that, if 
fortunate planets are in the fourth, or govern the fourth, there is trea- 
fure ; and, if the lord of the afcendant or the Moon be in good afpecl 
with thofe planets, the querent generally attains it by diligent fcarch. 
But, on the contrary, if infortunes be in the fourth houfe, or the lumi- 
naries weak therein, it is an argument of irrecovery ; or (hows that it 
has been taken away before. 

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Is the Treafure hidden in the Place fuppofed? 

A queflion being thus in a general way propounded, give the lord of 
the afcendant and the Moon to'the querent for his fignificators ; and the 
fourth houfe, and the planet or planets pofited therein, will fignify 
the treafure enquired after. When Jupiter, Venus, or the Dragon's 
Head, are in the fourth houfe, they declare the treafure to be in the 
place fuppofed ; and, if they be in their effential dignities, it is very 
certain that there is great value there. Or if any of the other planets 
are pofited in their own houfes, or in the fourth houfe without impedi- 
ment, it fhows that there is treafure in the place fuppofed. But it the 
fourth houfe be infortunated with the Dragon's Tail, or Saturn or Mars 
be there, and no way efTentially dignified ; or if Saturn or Mars caft a 
quartile or oppofition thereunto, there is no treafure at all. The lord 
of the fourth, or the Moon ieparating from good planets, (how that there 
has been treafure hid in the place fuppofed, but that it is gone. 

Shall the Querent enjoy the Eft ate of his Father? 

This queftion is oftentimes of great importance to the proponent, and 
therefore ought to be contemplated with more than ufual acutenefs. If 
in the figure, judicioufly erected, and correct to time, the lord of the 
fecond, and lord of the fifth, are found in the mutual dignities of each 
other; or the lord of the fecond in the fifth, or the lord of the fifth in 
the fecond ; the querent will enjoy the eftate of his father. But if the 
lord of the fifth houfe be retrograde, or afflicted by forae malevolent. pla- 
net, it prefages that much of the eftate which the querent's father intend- 
ed for him will be wafted or other wife difpofed of. When the lord 
of the fifth difpofes of the part of fortune in the afcendant, or fecond 
houfe of the figure, there is no fear but the querent will enjoy what he 
expects from his father. The lord of the afcendant, or fecond houfe,. 
difpofing of the lord of the fifth, fhows the thing enquired after .to be fo 
iecured to the querent, that he cannot be deprived of it. The Moon tranf- 
ferring the light of the lord of the fifth, by fextile or trine, to the lord of 
the fecond, or lord of the afcendant, declares the queflion enquired after 
fhall come to good; or if Jupiter or Venus in the fifth lhall friendly 
behold the lord of the fecond, or a planet in the fecond, it fignifies the 
fame. If the lord of the fecond and fifth apply to a good afpect,. or a cor- 
poral conjunction by retrogradation, the querent will receive ibme of 
his father's eftate very fhorrly, and in his father's life-time; but if the 
lord of the fourth be in afpect With an infortune, or an infortune in the 
fourth, it denotes the father will not part with any thing till his death. 

JUDG- 



JUDGMENTS proper to the FIFTH HOUSE: 

This houfc appertains to the birth of children, embaflien, meflengcrs, 
&c. and hath thefe queflions proper to it. 

1. Whether ti ITujnan flail ever have Children ? 

2 . In what Time flail fle conceive ? 

3. Whether a Woman enquiring be with Child? 

4. Whether fle be pregnant with a Boy or a Girl * 

5 . Shall ' Jhe have Twins f 

6. When wilt the Birth happen ? 

7 . Of a Mejfenger fent on an EmbaJ/y f 

And by knowing how to refolve thefe queftions, the reader will be able 
to an f wet any others belonging to this houfe. 

Whether a Woman flail ever have Children % 

To anfwer this queftion, carefully obferve the afcendandant, its lord, 
and the Moon; and, if either of them be joined to the lord of the fifth, 
the querent (hall have children. But if neither of thefe happen, note 
whether any other planets transfer the light of the lord of the afcendant 
to the lord of the fifth ; for that is an argument that the querent may 
have children. Confider alfo whether the fign upon the fifth be fruitful, 
and whether the lord of the fifth, the Moon, the afcendant, and its 
lord, are in prolific figns ; for, if fo, it is an afTured argument that the 
querent will have, iflue. If the lord of the afceridant, or the Moon, be 
pofited in the fifth houfe, the querent will have children ; or, if the lord 
of the fifth houfe be in the afcendant, it declares the fame. If neither 
the lord of the afcendant nor the Moon apply to the lord of the fifth, 
yet if there be a tranflation of light and virtue between them, the que- 
rent need not doubt of having children. But if all the fignificators be 
in fterile figns, and in defective degrees of thole figns, the querent will 
rarely have hTue. So alfo, if Venus, the general fignificator of children 
or iiTue, be afflicted, either by the prefence of Saturn, Mars, or the 
Dragon's Tail, or combuft of the Sun, the querent will not have chil- 
dren. Saturn or the Dragon's Tail in the fifth, or afflicting the lord of 
the fifth, generally denies ifTiie ; and, if Saturn or Mars be in quartile or 
oppofition to the fifth houfe, or its lord, it portends the fame. Laftly, 
confider the planets Jupiter and Venus ; and if you find either of them 
in the fifth, third, firft, ninth, or eleventh, houfes, free from all impe- 
diment, the querent will certainly have children. 



3 oo AN I L L U S T R A T I O N 

In 'what Time Jhall the Woman conceive ? 

Having before found a poflibility of ifTue, it may be alked when the 
time fhall be ? to anfwer which, obferve in what fign the lord of the 
fifth houfe is pofited, and what planet or planets are in configuration 
with him ; for, if he be in the. afcendant, fifth or eleventh houfes, in 
fruitful figns, and with fruitful planets, the querent may fpeedily con- 
ceive. If the lord of the fifth be in the firft houfe, the querent may- 
conceive in the firft year; if in the fecond, the lecond year; if in the 
tenth, the third year; if in the feventh, the fourth year; if in the 
fourth houfe, the fifth year ; and fo on. Or, having noted the capacity 
and condition of the querent for conception, obferve the diftance be- 
tween the friendly afpecls of the Moon, or lord of the afcendant, with 
the lord of the fifth, and Jupiter or Venus, and judge of the time thus : 
If they are in moveable figns, their degrees of diftance fhow weeks or 
days; in common figns, months, or weeks; in fixed figns, years, or 
months, &c. as before directed in queftions that relate time. 

If a Woman enquiring be <with Child? 

It fometimes happens that a woman has reafon to believe (he is with 
child, and yet, owing to fome internal complaint, may be in doubt 
about it, and, by that means be led to a(k the queftion, whether fhe be 
or not ? The queftion is found by thefe rules : if the lord of the afcend- 
ant, or the Moon, behold the lord of the fifth with any good afpect or 
translation ; or they, or either of them, happen to be pofited in the fifth 
houfe ; the woman enquiring is with child. And when the fignifica- 
tors apply friendly, or are pofited in fruitful figns, and in fruitful houfes 
alfo, as the fifth, eleventh, and feventh, the party enquiring is with 
child. The lord of the afcendant, or lord of the fifth, afpe&ing a pla- 
net with reception in an angle, and the Moon in reception with a planet 
effentially fortified in an angle, alfo (hows the querent to be pregnant. 
Jupiter, the natural fignificator of children, in the afcendant, fifth, fe- 
venth, or eleventh, houfes, no way afflicted of the infortunes, denotes the 
querent to be with child. But if Jupiter be afflicted, or cadent, the wo- 
man enquiring is not with child. If the lord of the tenth, and the Sun, 
be in good places of the figure, and in friendly configuration with the 
benefics, the woman enquiring is with chilld. Likewife, if the Moon, 
and the lord of the triplicity me is in, be well located in figns of many 
children, as Cancer, Scorpio, or Pifces the woman has conceived. 
So alfo, if Jupiter and Venus be pofited in angles free from the ma- 
licious beams of the infortunes, the woman is certainly with child. But 
if the fignificators are afflicted of Saturn, Mars, or the Dragon's Tail, 

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the woman is not with child, but is troubled with fome complaint 
which Hie hath rniihikm for pLion. The pnhiio.. ;rn, 

Mars, or the l)ra fail, in the iiith, likewile (hew non-C' on; 

but, it' n happens that the ivi'tiuioiirs (or her being with child arc the 

atcr in number, they then threaten abortion; and the fame wh 
aillicl either Venus, the .Moon, or the lord of the filth houle, or the 
akendant. 

II' he tier the Woman is pregnant with a Buy or (jir/ ? 

To anfwer this queflion, obferve the afcendant, and its lord, the fifth- 
houle and the lord thereof, together with the oon, and planet to which 
Ihe applies ; for, if they, or mod of them, be in the rnaleuiine ligns, the 
querent is with child of a boy; but, if in feminine figns, it is a girl. 
The laid iignificators, though in feminine figns, yet if they are in afpeft 
with mafculine planets, and in houfes mafculine, and with fiars of a 
mafculine nature and difpofition, the woman will have a male child. 
Mafculine planets are Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, and the Sun; the feminine 
are Venus and the Moon; Mercury is in its nature convertible, and is 
either mafculine or feminine according to the planet or planets he is in 
afpe6l with. Signs of a mafculine difpofition, or nature, are Aries, Ge- 
mini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquarius. And feminine figns are 
Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio. Capricorn, and Pifces ; which being 
well obferved, the fex is eafily difcovered. 

e have Twins, or more than one f 



Confider the fign upon the afcendant, and where the lord thereof is 
pofited, and what fign is upon the cufp of the fifth houfe ; for, if the 
fignificators are in bicorporal or double-bodied figns, the querent will 
very probably have two children. If Jupiter, Venus, or the Dragon's 
Head, be in a fruitful fign, either in the fifth or afcendant, it is pollible 
for the querent to have three children ; particularly if the Moon lends 
her aflHtance. But, if thefe planets are not pofited in the afcendant, or 
fifth houfe ; yet, if they catt their friendly rays to either of them, it is 
an argument that the querent will have twins. But, if fixed figns, or 
moveable, poilefs the cufps of the afcendant or fifth houfe, and the Sun 
or Moon be pofited therein, it is certain argument that the woman is 
breeding with but one child. 

When, or in what Time, will f he Birth happen? 

To refolve this queflion, regard muflbe had to the fignifieators as well 

of the child as of the perfon enquiring; andto^he part of children alfo,(as 

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312 AN ILLUSTRATION 

will be explained hereafter,) which mud be directed by the oblique afcen- 
fions, &c. to the degree of the fifth houfe of its lord,- or to Jupiter, or 
to his good afpefts ; and, by allowing a day to each degree of diftance; the 
time of birth will be nearly found. This is difcovered by confidering 
what direction or tranfit there may be either to the fifth houfe, or to Ju- 
piter, Venus, or the Moon, for at that time the woman may be delivered ; 
particularly if the true tranfit or direction falls in the fifth, eleventh, or 
afcendant. 

Of a Meffenger Jent on an Embaffy, or on any important Bufincfs? 

When this queflion is propofed, give the afcendant and its lord to 
him that lent the meffenger; the feventh houfe and its lord to fignify 
him to whom the meffenger is lent ; and let the Moon fignify the meifage 
itfelf; and the lord of the fifth the meflenger, and his management or 
ordering of the buiinefs. When the lord of the fifth houfe mall ieparate 
from the lord of the feventh, and apply to the lord of the afcendant, 
then judge the meffenger hath effected his bufinefs, and is returning again. 
And, if he fe pa rates from the lord of the fecond, he then brings money 
with him, let the fignificator of that houfe be either a fortune or in for- 
tune. If the fignificator of the meflenger feparates from fortunate planets, 
it is an argument he has been honefr, and will bring good tidings of the 
bufinefs ; but, if he feparates from the malevolents, it (hews the mef* 
fenger has done his bufinels lamely, or has been hindered in the per- 
formance of it. If the fignificator of the mefTenger applies to an infor- 
tune by quartile or oppofition, and this before he can feparate from the 
lord of the feventh, it fignifies that the meflenger has met with fome 
impediment in the bufinefs he went about from the party to whom he 
was fent. But, if the fignificator of the meflenger fh all goto the quar- 
tile or oppofition of either of the infortunes, after he is feparated from 
the lord of the feventh; the meflenger will receive fome prejudice or 
impediment in his way home. If there be found an infortune in the 
ninth, the meflenger will not travel fafe, but will be in danger of high^ 
way robbery, and bodily hurt ; but if, on the contrary, a benefic be in 
the ninth, he will travel fafe. If the lord of the afcendant and lord of 
the fifth are in reception, or in good afpecl from good places of the figure, 
the meflenger is faithful, juft, and honeft : particularly if he be either a 
fortune, or in good afpecl with a fortune. But, if there be no reception 
or afpecl, and the configuration be with or in the dignities of an infortune, 
the contrary may be expected. If there happens a reception between 
the lord of the feventh and the lord of the fifth, the meflenger will be 
received ; and, if at the fame time the lord of the fifth or Mercury 
tranflates the virtue of the lord of the feventh to the lord of the afcen- 

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fhnt, the qurrrnt obtains whatfoovcr he hoped for by the mel 
1 liave found titii- in a v;i::ely of inllam 

JUDC; TS pioper to i he SIXTH HOUSE. 



> judgn n fickn , .title. 

and the : re commonly attributed to 

1. U'hat l\irt (>f the Body is .iff n led? 

2. /.r the Difcdjc in the liJv or Mind, or f ' otb? 
.N/'./// the Dijlc'H} cr be cb> ,ie? 

/j. \Vhiit /.) the C<ij'e of the Dijtcmj . 

r y S/.\j// the jick l\aty recover, or die of the Difcafe? 

6. (J/ hcrvtitits, jl\ill they prove juft, or difioncjl ? 

j. Of J mail Cattle, Jbali the QIC rent thrive by them or not? 

In the former part of this work, I have (hewn what difeafes are attribu- 
ted to each planet, houie, and iign ; which, in relolving the h'rft of thefe 
five queilioiio, fhall be particularly noticed. 

ll'hat Pan of the Body is ajflicled? 

Ha\'intr crofted the figure, obferve the afcendant, the fixth lioufe, and 
place of the Moon, for they are natural fignihcators of the difcafe ; and 
then judge as follows : The horofcope afflicted by the prefence of an evil 
planet, or by the pofition of the Dragon's Tail, indicates that the diflem- 
per lies chiefly in the head, and in that member or part of the body re- 
prefehted by the fign afcending. If the Moon be afllitted by the infor- 
tunes, the lick party is indifpoied in that part of the body the afflicting 
planet governs from his own houfe. If the afcendant be Scorpio, and 
Mars and Venus be in the afcendant, or lixth houfe, the difeafe lies in the 
head, bowels, and fecrets, becaufe Mars governs thofe members in either 
place; which rule holds good with all the other figns and planets. 

Is the Dijcjfc in /Zv Body or Mind, or in both ? 

The afcendant and the difpofitors of the Sun and the Moon bear figni- 
fication of the mind, and the lord of the afcendant and th . Moon of 
body. Now, if the afcendant, its lord, the Sun, or the Moon, be af- 
flicted, it thews thediftemper hath ieized the whole body and mind alfo 
party. If the afcendant and the difpofitors of the Sun and 
the Moon be afflicted, the difeafe impairs the mind ; but, if the lord of 
the afcendant and the Moon be afflicled, the difeafe afK cl only the bn 
and the mind is free. If Saturn afflict the afcendant, and the difpofitor 

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I L L U S T R A T I O N 

of the luminaries, and the Moon be at the fame time in quartile or oppo- 
fition of him, or in quartile or oppofition of the lord of the afcendant, 
the fick party is afflicled- in mind, concerning the things of this world, 
and about lofles in his bufinefs or eflate. II Jupiter, by being lord of 
evil houfes, afFli6t the aforefaid fignificators, the querent is troubled in 
mind about religious tenets. If Venus, by difappointments in love ; if 
Mars, or Mercury, by a too intenfe exereile of the mind, by ftudy, or 
\yy application to fcience or philofophy. 

Shall the Difeafe be, chronic or acute? 

J <-/ 

To know this, confider the complexion of the perfbn, his age, and t lie- 
time of the year ; for the knowledge of thefe conduce much to the dii- 
covery of the certainty of the matter propounded. Difeafes in autumn 
and winter are ufually reputed chronical or long ; but longer in winter 
than in autumn. In fpring and fummer a-cute or (hort ; but more acute 
in fpring than in fummer. So infirmities afflicling young perfons, or 
thole in the firfl half of their age, are (horter and lefs dangerous than 
thofe in elderly perfons, or thole that are in the laft part ol their age. 
Likewife, melancholy and phlegmatic perfons are fubjecl: to chronical dif- 
eafes but fanguine and choleric perfons to acute. Saturnine difeafes, 
which are cold and dry, are ufually long and tedious ; the Moon and 
Venus are protraclers of the infirmity ; Jupiter, Mars, the Sun, and 
Mercury, fignify difeafes of no long continuance, but fuch as may re- 
ttirn fpeedily ; but, by being lords of evil places, or otherwife afflicted, 
they may have fignification of chronic difeafes. The figns poffefling the 
afcendant, fixth houfe, or place of the Moon, being fixed, declare a 
chronic difeafe ; common figns mew difeafes neither very long nor very 
fhort ; moveable figns denote the difeafe to terminate quickly, either 
one way or the other. An infortuHe being lord of the fixth, and in the 
fixth, prefages a lafting ficknefs ; but, if a benefic be lord of the fixth, 
and in the fixth, the difeafe will admit of an immediate cure. The lord of 
the afcendant, the Moon, or lord of the fixth, in conjunction, fextile, or 
trine, of the lord of the tenth, denotes the difeafe to be of no long conr 
tinuance; and if they be in conjunction, fextile, or trine, of the fortunes, 
the fame. But if the faid fignificators, or any. of them, be in conjunc- 
tion, quartile, or oppofition, of the infortunes, the difeafe will be both 
long and tedious ; and, if this mall happen in fixed figns, it argues the 
duration or continuance to be ftill the longer. 

What is the Caufe of the Dijlemper? 

The caufe of the diflemper is known from the pofitions of the fignifica- 
tors of ficknefs, before defcribed, in either of the four trigons or triplici- 
ties ; for therein they {hew the humour that is predominant. If thefe 

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OF ASTROLOGY. 






.ificators, or mod of them, arc pofitcd in fi< :y figns, they declare the 
diilemprr to ! . from rholcr, whciu .fall fnch-like 

(1. But, if th'- fignificators hi- in aiiy lu'> llS . ; ! <>d U i! 
in in t ! 'id the di( i 

, '.(' fi< kn 
Haic the can! ; -lancholy, 



ulually 1; 

ml the finilicat( in wa- the u 

mitv to proceed f i on' ' .id iKoifl raufcs. as phlegm ; and thefc difc 

.lly are coughs, phthyfic, and all dife ftomach. When 

ihr po<. -is do not thoroughly point out the na- 

of the didcirper, note the fixed liars in the figure, and they \ 
a {Fill in the difeovery of the caufe of the dileaie. 

Shall tie fick Party recover, or die of the Infirmity ajjlifting* 

If the Moon deflux from the in fortunes, and apply to the benevolents 
without fruftration, prohibition, or re fra nation, there, is great hopes the 
infirm party \vill recover ; fo the fignificators of ficknels, no way af- 
flicled, but free from the ill beams of the malevolent s, declare great 
hopes of the recovery of the fick. If they are in fextile or trine ot ihe 
luminaries, or in any friendly reception with them, or either of them, 
tlu fame. The Moon, increafmg in light and motion, and being pofued 
in good houfes of heaven, in fextile or trine of the lord of the alcendant, 
denotes great Hopes of life ; if the lord of the afcendant be an infortune 
in this judgment, it will no way affecl: the fick party. When the Moon 
(hall either be found in the afcendant, or in any of her dignities, or fhall 
caft a fextile or trine thereunto, it is a great argument the fick will not 
die of the difeafe afflicling. The lord of the afcendant and the Moon 
combufl of the Sun denote death, unlefs there be fome reception between 
the Sun and them ; and, if they fhall be in conjunction with the lord of 
the eighth, except Jup.iter or Venus interpofe their friendly beams, it 
(hews the fame. The lord of the eighth in an angle, and the Moon and 
lord of the afcendant cadent, or afflicted of the infortunes, prefage mor- 
tality ; the application of the lord of the afcendant or the Moon unto 
the lord of the eighth by evil afpccl, fhews the fame ; and, if he be an 
infortune, it puts the matter pait all doubt. The lord of the afcendant 
in the eighth, or lord of the eighth in the afcendant, declares the i: 
covery of the fick. If the lord of the eighth be in the tenth, and the 
lord of the afcendant in the fourth, fixth, or feventh, houfes, any way 
afflicted, it portends death to the fick party. The lord of the afcendant 
and Moon with violent fixed ftars, according to their latitude, generally 
denote death unto the fick. 

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AN ILLUSTRATION 

Of Servants, foall they prove jujl, or difoonejl ? 

When this queflion is put by the matter, give the lord of the afcendant 
and the afcendant itfelf to fignify the querent ; the fixth houfe and its 
lord to fignify the fervant. And, if the lord of the fixth commit his 
difpofition by any friendly ray to tjie lord of the afcendant, the fervant 
will prove juft and honeft. If the Moon transfer the light of the lord of 
the fixth to the lord of the afcendant, by a good afpecl, it fpeaks the ho- 
nefty of the fervant. The lord of the fixth in the dignities of the for- 
tunes in fextile or trine to the afcendant, pleads for the honefty of the 
fevant. If he be near fixed ftars of a benevolent nature, the fame. But, 
if the lord of the fixth fhall be in conjunclion of the infortunes, and in 
quartile or oppofition to the afcendant or lord thereof, the fervant will 
not prove honeft. The Moon in the fixth, in quartile to the lord of the 
fixth in the fecond, (hews the fervant to be a pilferer, and fuch a one as 
the querent will never grow rich by. If the principal fignificators are 
void of all reception, and there be neither good application or tranflation 
of light to be found among them, the fervant is not to be trufted. When 
Mercury, the natural fignificator of fervants, fhall be in the dignities of 
Saturn or Mars, and in quartile or oppofition to the afcendant or fecond 
houfe, or either of their lords, it gives great caufe to fufpecl the fervant. 
If the Dragon's Tail be in the fixth, or doth arHicl the lord of the fixth, 
it denotes the fame. 

Of f mall Cattle, Jhall the Querent thrive by them or not ? 

By fmall cattle are meant hogs, fheep, and the like. If the lord of 
the fixth and the lord of the fecond are in conjun6lion, in a good houfe 
of heaven, the querent may thrive by them ; or, if they be in fextile or 
trine, the fame. The lord of the fixth cafting a friendly afpecl to the 
Part of Fortune, or being in good configuration with the difpofitor there- 
of, denotes much good to the querent by dealing in fmall cattle. The 
lord of the fixth in the fecond, in the dignities of Jupiter or Venus, 
and Jupiter or Venus cafUng a fextile or trine to the fecond, or to the fe- 
cond in conjunclion with him, argues great gain to the querent by deal- 
ing in fmall cattle. But if, on the contrary, the lord of the fixth be un- 
fortunate, and in evil afpecl with the lord of the afcendant or fecond, or 
cart malignant rays to either of their cufps, the querent will lofeby deal- 
ing in fmall cattle. If the lord of the fixth be in quartile or oppofi- 
tion to the difpofitor of the Part of Fortune, or the Moon, the querent 
cannot thrive by dealing in fmall cattle. The fame if the lord of the fixth 
be afflicted either by Saturn, Mars, or the Dragon's Tail ; or be found either 
retrograde, combuft, cadent, or peregrine. The Dragon's Tail and Mars 

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fhew much lofs therein by knaves and thieves, and ill bargains, &c. and 
Saturn denotes much damage by the rot or murrain. 

INTERROGATORIES proper to the SEVENTH HOUSE. 

This houfe refolves queftions concerning marriage, partnership, law- 
fuits, public enemies, war, &c. thefts, fugitives, and ihays; which, be- 
caufe they are of feveral diftincT: natures, are treated of under three diffe- 
rent heads ; and firll, of marriage. 

1 . Sba/l the Quercnt marry ? 

2. At ivbjf Time Jk all the Querent marry? 

3. Shall the Querent marry more than once? 

4. What Manner of Perfon foall the Querent marry? 

5. Shall they accord after Marriage? 

D. Shall the Marriage be confummated or broken off? 

Shall the Querent marry ? 

To know this, confider the pofition of the lord of the afcendant, the 
Moon, and Venus, and the part of marriage, and their pofitions ; for they 
all have fignification of the party enquiring in this cafe. If all or the 
greater part of them be in prolific or fruitful figns, it is a great argument 
that the party enquiring will marry. If the Moon or the lord of the afcen- 
dant be in good a f peel with the Sun, or either of the fortunes, or near 
fixed ftars of their natures, the party enquiring may marry. When the 
lord of the afcendant, the Moon, or Venus, are in the feventh houfe, or 
in the dignities of the lord of the feventh, and the lord of the fevcnth 
either in the afcendant, or in Textile or trine to the faid fignificators, the 
querent will certainly marry. If none of thefe arguments appear, but 
on the contrary all the fignificators of marriage are in fterile Iigns, and 
in quartile or oppofition to the lord of the feventh, or feventh houfe, the 
party enquiring is averfe to marriage. 

At what Time JJjall the Querent marry ? 

The fignificators of marriage applying to each other by a friendly afpecl 
or by conjunction in the oriental or meridional parts of heaven, denote 
the querent will be married fuddenly ; but, if in the occidental part of 
heaven, or ieptentrional, it will be much prolonged, and a great while 
before accomplished. All the fignificators above the earth, and fwift in 
motion, accelerate or haiten the matter, particularly if in moveable figns ; 
but, if they are under the earth, and flow in motion, the marriage will 
be retarded. The degrees of diftance, either in body or afpeft, between the 

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lord of the afcendant and the lord of the feventh, the Sun, or Venus, 
{hew the time of marriage, if there happen a good tranfit to bring on 
the bufmefs. In this judgment, moveable figns give weeks or days ; bi- 
corporal give months or weeks ; and fixed figns years or months : and, 
if the fignificators are flow in motion, and in fixed figns, the degrees of 
diftance will be fo many years ; if fwift in motion, then fo many months: 
fie de cceteris. 

Shall the Querent marry more them once ? 

The fignificators of marriage in bi-corporal or double-bodied figns de- 
clare the querent, be it either man or woman, to marry more than once. 
The fignificators of marriage in conjunction, fextile, or trine, with many 
planets, portend marriage to the querent more than once; particularly 
from the .ifth, ieventh, or eleventh, houfes. Many planets in the feventh 
houfe, in fextile or trine to the luminaries or lord of the afcendant, denote 
the querent will be married more than once. But, if the fignificators of 
marriage are in fixed figns, and in afpecl with not above one planet, it 
prefages that the querent will marry only once. 

What Kind of Perfon foall the Querent marry, and how qualified? 

Obferve what planet the lord of the afcendant, or Moon, is neareft in 
afpect with, and the fign he is in, and defcribe the perfon, either man 
or woman, accordingly ; for fuch a one the querent will marry. If the 
lord of the afcendant or Moon be in conjunction or afpecl with Venus, 
the perfon is pleafant and affable ; if with the Sun, he is noble, of a 
great fpirit, and imperious ; if with Mars, the perfon is many times rafh 
and furious, and fubjeft to choler and paflion ; if with Saturn, he is in- 
clinable to melancholy, but prudent and grave; if with Jupiter, the 
perfon is juft, honeft, and religious ; if with Venus, fubtil, cunning, 
&c. Note the fixed (tars that are near the fignificators, for they often 
alter the quality of the planets. By thus conlidering the dignities and 
debilities of the planet or planets aforefaid, the fhape, qualification, and 
temperature, of the perfon whom the querent (hall marry, may be known 
and difcovered. 

Shall they accord and be happy after Marriage f 

The lord of the afcendant, or Moon, in conjunction, fextile, or trine, 
of the lord of the feventh or Venus, argues much pleafure and delight 
after marriage, and (hews the parties (hall agree well, and not quarrel ; 
but, if they are in quartile or oppofition unto each other, it (hews much 

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quarrelling and contention after marriage ; and, if they be in quartile, 
conjunction, or oppofition, of the infoinmes, in any places of the figure, 
it fliews the fariu'. Saturn, Mars, or the Dragon's Tail, in the afccndam, 
Ihews the qucrent to be imperious alter marriage, and by his or I 
obftinacy will ocralion much difronlent and trouble. But, if they are 
pofited in the feventh houfe, the perfon whom the querent marries will 
be the occafion of the trouble and difcontent. Benevolent planets poffefT- 
ing the fevcnth houfc, and a friendly reception between the lord of the 
leveii th and lord of the afcendant, denote good agreement after marri,- 
If there happens to be a reception, though they are in quartile, it im- 
plies the fame. 

Shall the Marriage be cffefled, or broken off? 

The perfon, who enquires concerning the concluding or breaking off 
an intended marriage, mult have the lord of the afcendant and moon for 
fignificators ; and the perfon quefited mutt have the lord of the ieventh 
and the planet from which the Moon is feparated. If the lord of the af- 
cendant or Moon be joined to the lord of the leventh, or in fextile or 
trine to him, in any ot his eflential dignities, the marriage intended will 
be brought to perfection, particularly if it be from good houfes of the 
figure. If a quartile or oppofition happens between the fignificators, 
and no reception, the intended marriage will be broken off, and come to 
nothing. When there is no afpe6l between the fignificators, yet, if there 
be any good tranflation of light between them, and this by a benevolent 
planet, the marriage may beenecled by a perfon reprefented by the houfe 
that planet is lord or governor of. So alfo, if the fignificator of boji 
parties apply to a friendly afpecl, and, before the afpecl; be made, anin- 
fortune interpofcs his malicious rays, the marriage will be obftrucled by 
a perfon fignified by the houfe the interpofing planet is lord of. If the 
interpofing planet be lord of the third, a kinfman of the querent's, or a 
neighbour or brother, mall break off the bufinefs ; if he be lord of the 
tenth or fourth houfe.>, the father or mother of the querent will obfl 
the marriage intended ; and fo of the other houics. 

Of PARTNERSHIP, LAW-SUITS, WAR, &c. 

The extent of this part will be better underftood by being digefled 
into the following particulars : 

1. ball two Partners agree and btfucctfsful in their Partn<rjhipf 

2. Shall the Qiiercnt, of / '//'"'}', overcome in a L^-Suit? 
>. Shall a Per/on return f,?/e from ll'.ir? 

4. Shall the City, Cajlle, or/Iran^ Ho/d, bcfu'ged, be taken? 
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320 AN ILLUSTRATION 

Shall two Partners agree and be fuccefsful in their Partnership f 

The lord of the afcendant and feventh, being friends according to na- 
ture, and in reception or good afpecl with each other, declare the part- 
ners (hall agree in their partnership, and gain considerably by their un- 
dertaking. If they are enemies by nature, and void of good rays toward 
one another, and in no reception, it is an argument that they will never 
agree, but will be perpetually jangling, and injuring each other. If the 
lord of the afcendant be a more weighty planet than the lord of the 
feventh, and better dignified, it (hews the querent will thrive beft in the 
partnerfhip ; but, if the lord of the feventh be molt ponderous, the 
quefited gains moft. Mars or Mercury lord of the fecond, afflicting the 
lord of the eighth, mews the querent will cheat his partner; but, if 
either of them be lord of the eighth, and afflict the lord of the fecond, 
the partner will cheat the querent. He, whofe fignificators are ftrongeft 
and in good places of the heavens, will thrive belt in the partnerfhip; but 
he, whofe fignificators are weak and in evil places of .the figure, will be 
injured by the partnership. 

Shall the Querent, or his Adverfary, overcome in a Law-Suit f 

If the lord of the afcendant be more potent than the lord of the fe- 
venth, or the afcendant better fortified than the feventh houfe, either by 
the good afpefts or the prefence of the fortunate planets, there is great 
probability the querent will be fuccefsful in the fuit at law, and overcome 
his adverfary. But, if the lord of the feventh be more powerful in digni- 
ties than the lord of the afcendant, and the feventh houfe better guarded 
by the prefence or rays of the fortunate ftars than the afcendant, the ad- 
verfary will overcome. If the lords of the afcendant and feventh be af- 
flicted by the infortunes, neither party will fucceed, but both will be 
injured, if they go on with the fuit. If they mould both be aflifted by 
the fortunate planets, poflibly fome friend will make up the breach be- 
tween them. Both fignificators in their effential dignities, and in angles, 
{hew both perfons to be too high to hearken to a reconciliation. If they 
apply friendly to each other, the matter will be taken up among them- . 
felves ; and he, whofe fignificator doth apply, will be the firfl to make 
overtures of friendship and peace. 

Shall a P erf on return fafe from a Cruize or Campaign ? 

The lord of the afcendant flrong and potent, free from the evil beams 
of the infortunes, is an argument of great lecurity to the querent, and 
that he (hall return fafe from a cruize or campaign. If he be pofited with 
a good planet, in a propitious houfe, it mews the fame. If the lord of 

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the afcendant be combuft or cadent, or in his peregrination, or if Mars 
be weak in the figure of the qucftion, the querent will gain no honour 
or reputation in the- war. If the lord of the afcendant be in afpc6l with 
a good planet, and at the fame time the lord of the feventh be with an 
one, lu- may return home again ; but lie will fuffer great prejudice 
before his iviurn. Saturn beiiu; in the firft, or with the lord of the firft, 
prefages much lofs and damage to the querent by war. If Mars (hall be 
with the lord of the firfl, either by conjunction, quartile, or oppofition, 
and weak, and Saturn locally in the afcendant, the querent will be wound- 
ed. But, if Mars or the Dragon's Tail mould ill-dignify the afcendant, 
the querent will be mortally wounded ; and, if the lord of the afcendant 
and the Moon fuffer affliction at the fame time, he will be killed on 
the fpot. 

Shall the City, Town, Co/lie, or Jlrong Hold, befieged, be taken? 

The afcendant and lord thereof reprefent the befiegers, and the fourth 
houfe the befieged ; the lord of the fourth, the governor; the fifth and 
its lord, the ammunition, foldiery, and the afliltance they either have 
or may expeft. If the lord of the afcendant be ftrong and fortunate, 
and joined to the lord of the fourth in the afcendant, or with the Moon 
or lord of the tenth houfe, in reception ; it is an argument that the 
befiegers fhall prove victorious. Or, if the lord of the fourth be in 
houfes not beholding the fourth, or impeded of the in fortunes, it is 
an argument that the garrifon will be taken, and the governor thereof 
fubject to danger. If the unfortunate planets, or the Dragon's Tail, 
happen to be in the fourth houfe, and the fortunate planets interpofe 
not their benevolent rays, it will be taken by treachery and bafenefs in a 
fhort time. If the lord of the fourth commit his difpofition and virtue 
to the lord of the afcendant, it (hews the governor has been tampered 
with, and for a confideration will furrender the garrifon. But if none 
of thefe afpecls happen, and on the contrary the fourth houfe and its lord 
(hall be fortunate, and free from all impediments, and the lord of the 
fourth be in no reception with the lord of the firft, the garrifon, &c. 
then befieged, (hall be taken by the army that invefts it. 

Of THEFTS, FUGITIVES, STRAYS, &c. 

1 . Of Fugitives or Strays, Jhall they be found or not ? 

2. Which Way are they gone, and to what Di fiance? 

3. Things loft, if recoverable or not? 

4. Who is the Thief? The Age and Sex of the Thief? 

5. Are there more than one concerned? 

6. Be they Strangers or Familiars? 

7. In what Time jhall the Thing Jiokn be recovered? 

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AN ILLUSTRATION 

We fliall now confider thefe in their order, and fo conclude the judg- 
ments belonging to the feventh ho.ufe. 

Of Fugitives or Si rays, Jhall they be found or not f 

The Moon and Mercury are naturally fignificators of fugitives and 
ftrays : but the feventh and its lord are particularly fignificators thereof, 
unlefs the thing ftrayed be a horfe, &c. If the lord of the feventh be 
retrograde, the perfon abfconded (hall return again of his own accord, 
before he goes far from the querent's houfe. The lord of the afcendant 
or Moon in good afpe6l with the lord of the feventh, and the lord of the 
feventh in application, declares him to be returning home again. If the 
feventh do not apply, the querent may find him by enquiry. But if the 
fignificators behold each other by quartile or oppofnion, or from no af- 
pett at all, it denotes the perfon will not return again. If the lord of the 
leventh be in the third or ninth, it denotes the fame. If an horfe, ox, or 
cow, be ftrayed, obferve the lord of the twelfth, and, if he be found re- 
trograde, the flray will return of his own accord ; and obferve the fame 
rules as above, only changing the lord of the houfe. If the Moon tranf- 
fers the light of the lord of the fugitive or flray to the lord of the afcen- 
dant, it argues hopes of recovering them again. If me transfers Mer- 
cury's light or virtue, it fignifies the fame. The Moon in good con- 
figuration with Jupiter or Venus or either of them cafting a good afpecl: 
to the afcendant, or its lord, from good houfes of the figure, fhew hopes 
of recovery. The lord of the feventh, either in the twelfth houfe of the 
figure, or combuft, denotes the perfon to be under bonds of reftraint, 
perhaps in prifon ; Mercury fo pofited argues the fame. When the pla- 
net feparates from the houfe of the Moon, it mews the ftray is taken into 
cuflody, and driven away and fold ; and, if any planet be found to 
feparate from the lord of the fecond, it {hews the fame. If the Moon, 
or fignificator of the ftray, &c. apply to the lord of the eighth from his 
afcendant, or be pofited in the eighth, it is dead. If the difpofitor of 
the Moon, or fignificator of thebeaft, be pofited in the eighth houfe, ap- 
plying to the quartile or oppofition of an infortune in the fourth, the 
lame. The lord of the fixth or twelfth, pofited in the fixth or twelfth, 
or in the ninth or tenth, argues the beaft flrayed to be either in the pound 
or in the cuftody of fome perfon. The lord of the feventh, or fixth, 
fort una ted by the good beams of Jupiter or Venus, in the fecond, fifth 
or eleventh, houfe, or the Sun calling a trine unto them, denotes they 
are likely to be found again. 

Which Way are they gone f and to -what Dijlance ? 

The Moon, or fignificator of the fugitive or ftray, in the tenth houfe y 
mews they are gone fouth ; in the feventh, weft ; in the fourth, north ; 

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o A S T R O L O G Y. 

in then: . If the Ggnificator of the dray he ir, 

they uiv and in ionic moid moorilh place. 1C in i I ns, 

mountainous and high j If in earthy 

fouthward, and i; .1! ;:i fici y . 

eallward, and in the open fields. The Moon in the lame (jn ith 

the ' !, and net more th \n one fign did, 

., they are near the plar; whence , it, if they 

aidant ty degrees, th rom the querem. 

If the Moonbe diftan! from the fignificator oi her 

by body oraipcti:, only one degree in a roovcabie li ;n. ih- didant 

ii furlongs from the owner; if in common or f; ;ns, 

ili'd Ids ; f didance is to be apportioned acco;ding to th 

ree.s the Moon and fignificator are from each oth 

Of Things loft, if recoverable or not ? 

Fortunate planets in fextile or trine to the lords of the afcendant: or 
fccond houfe, and'thedifpofitor of the part of fortune pofited in the a< r cen- 
dant or feco.id houfe, declare a recovery of the goods lod. Either of the 
fortunes in the afcendant, having dignities in the fecond houfe, or the 
Moon in the fcventh, in fextile or trine to the lord of the afcendant, arc 
very certain arguments of recovering the thing or things lod. The Moon 
in the tenth, in trine to a planet in the fecond ; or in the fecond, in trine 
to the lord of the fecond ; the difpoiitor of the Part of Fortune or the lord 
of the afcendant, in the fecond ; the luminaries in crine to each other, or 
in trine to the cufp of the fecond houfe ; or the lord of the fecond in the 
eleventh or fourth houfes ; are all arguments of recovery. The lord of 
the eighth in the afcendant, or with the lord of the afcendant, dr 
recovery of the goods lod ; and Jupiter, Venus, or the Dragon's Head, 
in the eleventh houfe, give great hopes of the fame. The Moon, the 
i'art of Fortune, or its difpoiitor, or the lord of the fecond, in the eighth 
houfe, are great arguments that the goods lod cannot be recovered. 
When both luminaries are under the earth, the thing lod is hard to be. 
recovered; and, if the fecond houfe or its lord be any way affli6led, it 
denotes the fame. But the greated arguments of irrecovery are the pofi- 
tions of Saturn, Mars, or the Dragon's Tail, out of their eifential digni- 
ties, in the fecond houfe ; or the lord of the fecond in combuilion, or 
in the eighth houfe; or the lord of the fccond in quartiie or oppofiiion 
with the lord of the eighth. If the lord of the feventh be in conjunction 
with the lord of the eighth ; or if the lord of the fecond behold not the 
firft houfe, or lord thereof; or the Sun and Moon not alpecling each 
other, nor the Part of Fortune ; or if they are both under the earth; there 
can be no reditution of the goods lod. 

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AN ILLUSTRATION 

Who is the Thief? the Age and Sex of the Thief?' 

A peregrine planet in an angle is to be taken for the fignificator of the 
thief; particularly if the peregrine planet hath dignities in the feventh 
houfe, or is lord thereof; or afflicls the houfe of iubftance, or its lord ; 
or the Part of Fortune, or its lord. But, if no planet malicioufly afpefts 
the afo refaid fio-nificators, then admit the lord of the feventh to fi^nity 

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the thief, becaufe he hath natural iignification of thieves. Or, if 

the planet afflicling the fuhftance, or Part of Fortune, or their lords, be 
peregrine, or effentially dignified, he will fignify the thief. If the planet 
afflicting the fubftance, &c. be mafculine, and in a maiculine fign and 
quarter, it denotes the thief to be a man. If the planet be feminine, 
and in feminine parts of the figure, it denotes the thief is feminine, or a 
woman. Saturn fignificator of the thief fhews him to be old, except in 
the beginning of figns ; the Sun, Mars, and Jupiter, about thirty or fbme- 
what more ; Venus and Mercury youthful ; the Moon, according to her 
age; in the firft quarter (he fignifies young; in her fecond, between 
twenty and thirty ; in her third, between thirty and forty-five ; in her, 
fourth, between forty-five and fixty. 

Are there more concerned in the Theft than one ? 

Many planets afflicting the fignificators of fubftance, whether pere- 
grine or not, {hew many thieves, or more thieves than one. Jf the 
iignificator of the thief be in fextile or trine with other planets, and in 
double-bodied figns, there are more thieves than one, although but one 
be found to afflict the fignificators of fubftance. The angles of the figure 
fixed, and the fignificator of the thief fixed, in no afpecl with any planet, 
except the lord of the fubftance, or the difpofer of the Part of Fortune^ 
whom he afflicts, denote that only one perfon is concerned in the theft 
or robbery. 

// the Theft committed by Strangers or Familiars ?' 

The luminaries beholding the afcendant, or its lord, or the lord of the 
firft in the firft, in conjun6tion with the lord of the feventh, denote the 
thief to be a familiar, or one well known to the lofer. When the lumi- 
naries are in their proper houfes, or in the houfes of the lord of the afcen- 
dant, or in the triplicity of the lord of the afcendant, they denote the 
thief well known to the querent or lofer. The fignificator of the thief 
ftrong in the afcendant, denotes a brother or kinfman, particularly if he 
chance to be lord of the third : if the lord of the feventh be in the fe- 
venth, he is one of the family. The lord of the afcendant, in the third 



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or fourth hoi; the thirf to he a iervant in the family. The 

fignilicatt r ol' th< in the third or ninth from hi, own houl<-, (hews 

the t! ; * to be a flran< v r : and if the lord of the altvndai. fe- 

:h, or iignificalor of the th: ;ot ol one triplicity, it (i 

fame. Mars or Mercury, li^uilicator of th-.- O'ief, pn . ni to he a 

common pilferer, unlc.fs they govern a houfe of relation ; which if ti 
<lo, they then point out who it is. It' the thief he a domelhc, l,t 
known thus: The Sun fignifies a father or mafler ; tin- . a mother 

ormifhvls; \ a wife OF a woman ; Saturn, a (< r\ a:it or a ftranger 

coming there hy chance ; Mars, a ion, brother, or kinfinan : Mercury,. 
a youth, familiar, or friend. 

/// what Time foill the Thing Jlolcn be re covert 

If teftimonies of recovery appear in the figure, the time may be known 
thus: Ob'ervc the application of the two planets fignifying recovery, 
andconfider the degrees of diltance between their body and afpect, and 
turn the diilance into time. If they happen to be in moveable figns, 
then allow as many weeks or days as there are degrees of diilance for the 
fpacc of time in which it may be recovered ; if in common figns, allow 
months or weeks ; if in fixed figns, years or months. When the Sun 
and Moon together behold the afcendant, the thing loft will fpecdily be 
recovered ; for they fuffer nothing to lie long hid or obfcured : and, if at 
the lame time the lord of the fecond be in the afcendant, it will be had 
again very ipeedily. The fignificators increafing in light and motion, 
and pofited m fortunate places of the figure, prefage a fudden recovery 
of the goods loft or miffing. 

JUDGMENTS proper to the EIGHTH HOUSE. 

This is called the Houfe of Death, becaufe we enquire from it con- 
cerning death, and of the manner of it. It has alfo iignification of the 
dowry of a wife, being the fecond houfe from the eighth. The queftions 
proper to it are thefe : 

1 . Of the Time of the Death of the Qiterent ? 

2. ir/w/ Manner of Death Jhall he die? 

3. Shall the Querent obtain the Wif's Portion? 

4. Shall the Querent or his Wife die jirfl ? 

And each of thefe (hall be treated of particularly in a feparate and dif- 
fcincl fe&ion. 

Of 



3/6 AN I L L U S T R A T I O N 

Of the Time of the. Death of the Quercnt ? 

To anfwer this queflion, let the lord of the afcendant, the afcendant 
itfelf, and the Moon, fignify the querent ; the eighth houfe, lord there- 
of, and the part of death, together with the planet or planets in the 
eighth, fignify the death of the querent If the lord of the afcendant 
and the Moon be free from the beams of the infortunes ; or if no infor- 
tune, nor the Dragon's Tail, be pofited in the afcendant ; they argue no 
danger to the querent, but (hew him to be of a long life, if the i 
fignificators, or either of them, be in conjunction or good ape& of the 
fortunes, or the fortunes pofited in the afcendant, and t' e part of life 
free ; they prefage thequrrent, according to nature, may live to a con- 
fiderable age. "1 bus, finding all the figrnficators free, the queTcnt will 
live as many years as there are degrees between the conjunction 
or oppofition, of the lord of the ei li h->ufe and the lord of the 
dant. Or if, before the lord of the .' mt rrc 

the lord of the eighth, he happens to be C( Sun 

fourth, eighth, twelfth, or fixth, houies, t'.e degrees 6i . vtween 

the Sun and the fignificator will fhew the y^ars the querent may \ 
before he (hall conclude this life. But, if the iignificators be afihcled, 
either by the infortunes, or by the lords of the fourth, fixth, eighth, or 
twelfth, houfes, the querent's life will be of no very long continuance. 
In the meakire of time, allow for degrees of didance, &c. in moveable 
figns, weeks; in common figns, months; and in fixed figns, years; 
which will (hew the length, according to natural caufes, of the querent's 
life. When queftions of this nature are propounded, draw the figure 
into a fpeculum, and direcl the fignificators as in a nativity ; and when 
the afcendant or Hyleg (hall come to any malicious direction, according 
to the folar meafure of time, adjudge the perfon enquiring may be cut 
orf from the land of the living. But this is only to be done when the 
nativity of a perfon is not to be had ; for no abfolute confidence can be 
placed in predictions that relate to death, but Rich as are grounded upon 
the genethliacal figure of birth, for reafons that will hereafter be given. 

What Manner of Death fiall the Querent die? 

Either. the lord of the eighth or planets pofited in the eighth (hew the 
kind of death the querent (hail be fubjecl to, reference being had to the 
planets beholding him or them. If the fignificator be Jupiter or Venus, 
in their eflential dignities, they portend a gentle death to the querent, 
except violent fixed liars be near them. If Saturn be fignificator, he de- 
notes death by fome levere ague, dropfy, or confumption ; Mars, by fe- 
vers or wounds ; the Sun, by pleunfies, or by fome obftruclion of the 

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vitals ; Mercury, by the: phthyfic, frenzy, madncfs, lethargy, &c. and the 
Moon by drowning, or bv difeaies proceeding from cold and rnoiliure. 

Shall the Chicrent obtain his Wifes Portion ? 

Every qncrent is fignificd by the afcendant, and the fecondhoufe fig- 
nifics his Jubilance ; the quelited is fignified by the frventh houle, 
the Eighth houfe hath (ignification of his fuhftancc in this <\\v llion. 
The lord of the eighth in the eighth, no way impeded or aflhcted by the 
unfortunate planets; declares the qucrcnt will have a good eltate with 
his wife, and take poflellion of it : without trouble, Jupiter, or Vet 
or the Dragon's Head, pofited in the eighth houfe, or on the cufp of the 
eighth, in the terms of the fortunes, the lord of the eighth being noway 
impeded, argues the querent (hall have his wife's portion without any 
manner of trouble. The part of fortune in the eighth houfe, in 
dignities of Jupiter or Venus, and they calling their textile or trine af- 
pecls thither, argues not only that the querent (hall have the dowry of 
his wife, but allb (hews it to be confiderable. If there happens a friendly 
afpeft between the lord of the fecond and eighth, with reception ; or, if 
the lord of the eighth be in the fecond, or the lord of the i'econd in the 
eighth ; they denote the querent will obtain his wife's dowry without 
difficulty. But, if there be a quartile or oppofition between the fignifi- 
cators, and no reception or tranflation of light ; or if the lord of the eighth 
t>e combufl or retrograde ; the querent will not obtain the portion of his 
wife without great trouble and difficulty. If Saturn or Mars be in the 
eighth, and peregrine, very little of the wife's portion will be obtained ; 
and, if any, there will be great and violent contention about it : the Dra- 
gon's Tail in the eighth portends the lame. If a woman enquires concern- 
ing the eftate of a man (he expects to marry, thefe rules will ferve fuffici- 
ently ; for the afcendant reprefents the woman, if a woman enquires; and 
the feventh houfe muft then be for the man, and the eighth for his eflate. 

Shall the Man or his Wife die firjl ? 

In this queftion particularly note the lord of the afcendant, and the 
lord of the feventh, and obferve which of them goes to conjunftion, quar- 
tile, or oppofition, of the lord of the eighth houfe, or to combuRion of 
the Sun, or to afpefts of the unfortunate planets, and thence judge. If 
it be the lord of the afcendant that firft fuffers that afflitlion, the man, 
if a man be querent, (hall die firft ; if the lord of the leventh goes rirft 
fo thofe afflictions, the woman will die tirft. But it is always to be ob- 
ferved, that the fignificator which is (trongeft and moil powerful in the 
figure denotes the party reprefented by him (hall live the longeih This 
queftion, however, fliould neVer be decided but by infpeclion of the na- 
tivity of each of the parties, properly rectified and duly confidered. 

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328 AN ILLUSTRATION 

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JUDGMENTS proper to the NINTH HOUSE. 

We judge of voyages at fea, their profperity or infelicity, of fcience, 
&c. and of perfons and things religious, by the ninth houfe : and theie 
questions are the moft common unto it : 

1 . Shall the Voyage be profperous or not f 

2. Will it be long or Jhort f 

3. May the Querent profit by the Science intended? 

4. Shall a Clergyman obtain the Benefice he enquires after? 

Thefe queftions properly explained and refolved will give fufficient 
light to enable the reader to relolve any others, of the like nature and im- 
port, proper to this houfe, 

Shall the Voyage be profperous or not f 

When the ninth houfe or its "lord mall be unfortunately afpe6led, it 
denotes many hazards and dangers to attend the voyage. If Saturn be 
the afflicting planet, the perfon enquiring will be fubjecl: to ficknefs 
and lofs of goods ; but, if Mars or the Dragon's Tail afflict either the 
ninth houfe or its lord, they declare danger by enemies or pirates. If 
the ninth houfe or its lord be fortunate and ftrong, much good and 
great fuccefs are promifed to the querent in the voyage, and that he (hall 
make a happy and fafe return. The lord of the afcendant and lord of 
the ninth in conjunction, fextile, or trine, with each other, particularly 
if there be any reception between them, or pofition in each other's 
houfes, argues an admirable voyage, and a propitious and fafe return ; 
but, if they be in quartile 'or oppofition, void of all reception, or if 
there happen no good translation between them, the querent will have 
an unaufpicious voyage, and, before he returns home again, will have 
reafon to with he had let it alone. If the lord of the afcendant or the 
Moon be in conjunction with a fortunate planet in the tenth houfe^- 
that being the fecond from the ninth, the querent (hall gain great ftore 
of wealth by the voyage he undertakes, and enjoy remarkable health of 
body. But if the lord of the afcendant or the Moon be in abject 
places of the figure, or with the lords of abjecl houfes, or in quartile or 
oppofition to them, either peregrine or combuft of the Sun, the perfon 
will fall fick in the journey, and the voyage will be unfortunate to him ; 
and, if they be with violent fixed (tars of the firft magnitude, it will be 
worfe. 

Will 




OF ASTROLOGY. 329 

Will the Voyage be long or fiorf ? 

The fignificators of the priluii enquiring, and of the voyage, fwi ft in 
motion, oiicnt.il, and in move-able fi^ns, denote the v< i.o be (hort 

and quick; but, if occidental, they Ihew fome obfhudions. When 
the lord of the aleend;int ;ij)phes to the lord <>( thr ninth, or the lord of 
the ninth to the lord of the aferndant; or it a fortunate planet trans' 
the light of the one to that of the other ; they arc <;ood aigurnents of a 
iafe return, and a fliort and fpeedy voyage. The lord of the ninth in a 
fixed fign, and the lord of the afccndant and Moon in fixed figns, denote 
a very long voyage to the querent ; if in common figns, the voyage will 
be indifferently good ; if in moveable figns, he returns fpeedily. If the 
lord of the afcendant be retrograde, or it either he or the Moon apply to 
a planet that is retrograde, it fignifies the perfon that goes the voyage 
will return home in a fhort time, or perhaps before he goes to the place 
intended. 

May the Qiie rent profit by the Science intended? 

Give the afcendant, its lord, and the Moon, to fignify the querent ; 
the ninth houfe, the lord thereof, and the planet pofited therein, to fig- 
nify the fcience enquired after; and, according to their pofitions and 
configurations, judge of the queflion. The lord of the afcendant and 
lord of the ninth in conjunction, or in fextile or trine unto each other, 
either in or from angles or fuccedent houfes, give great hopes to the 
querent that he fhall gain or profit by the art or fcience he intends to 
follow. If fortunate planets poflefs the afcendant or ninth houfe, and 
thence mail friendly behold either the cufpsof each Jioufe or the lords of 
them, it is an argument that the querent will profit by the art or fcience 
intended. If the Moon be pofited in the ninth, in fextile to the lord, 
of the afcendant or ninth houfe in the eleventh, particularly if a recep- 
tion happen, there is no doubt but the cjuerent will gain by the fcience 
intended, and prove a good artifh therein ; but, if none of thefe things 
appear in the figure, but on the contrary there happens a quartileor oppo- 
fition between the fignificators, the party enquiring will not profit by the 
art or fcience intended. When the unfortunate planets or Dragon's Tail 
are pofited in the afcendant or ninth houfe, or afflicl their lords, or the 
Moon ; or if an unfortunate planet happens to be lord of the ninth, and 
pofited in an evil place of the figure ; the perfon enquiring will not gain 
much by the fcience, 

Shall 



330 AN ILLUSTRATION 

Shall a Clergyman obtain the Benefice be enquires after ? 

Give the afcendant and its lord, and the Moon, to fignify the clergy- 
man ; and let the ninth houfe fignify the living, or other ecclefiaftical 
preferment fought after. The lord of the afcendant or Moon, joined to 
the lord of the ninth by body or good afpecl;, gives great hopes that the 
minifter or querent may obtain the benefice defired. If the Moon or 
lord of the afcendant be in the ninth, or lord of the ninth in the afcen- 
dant, or in reception with each other, they are very good arguments 
that the querent or minifter (hall obtain the parfonage or church-prefer- 
ment defired. When the lord of the afcendant, or Moon, are joined to 
the Sun or Jupiter; or in fextile or trine of either of them, in the af- 
cendant or ninth houfe ; it denotes that the querent will obtain the be- 
nefice enquired after. If the principal fignificators be in fextile or trine 
with reception, the preferment or benefice comes with little trouble ; if 
they be in quartile, and at the fame time in reception, the benefice may 
be obtained, but it will be with great trouble and delay. Thebufinels 
may alfo be brought to pafs by tranflation of light ; for, if a planet fepa- 
rates immediately from the good afpecl: of the lord of the ninth, and ap- 
plies to the lord of the afcendant ; or if he feparates from the lord of the 
afcendant, and applies to the lord of the ninth ; the benefice or prefer- 
ment will be obtained, and by the means of a perfon fignified by the 
planet that thus transfers the light 'of the fignificators to each other. 
But, if none of thefe tefHmonies happen, it will be a very difficult mat- 
ter to obtain the benefice defired. The lord of the afcendant retrograde, 
combuft, or cadent, and he or the Moon in quartile or oppofition of the 
infortunes, or of the lord of the ninth houfe, without reception, declares 
the deflrucliori of the matter enquired after, and fhews that it fhall come 
to nothing. Infortunes in the ninth houfe, or in the afcendant, or afflict- 
ing the lord of the afcendant or ninth houfe, or the Moon, fhew much 
trouble and vexation to the perfon enquiring after the benefice, and an im- 
pollibility of obtaining the bufmefs at laft. Obferve that planet which 
cafh a quartile or oppofition either to the lord of the afcendant or Moon, 
and take notice of the houfe he is lord of; for by that means maybe dif- 
covered what or who will be the occafion of preventing the bufmefs from 
taking place. The affli6ting planet, being lord of the third, denotes a 
neighbour to be the impeditor of the thing ; if of the eleventh, fome 
pretended friend ; if of the tenth, the patron hath no good opinion of 
him ; if of the feventh or fifth, he is confidered a contentious and im- 
proper perfon. Fortunate planets in fortunate places of the figure, be- 
friending the fignificators, give hopes of the bufmefs enquired after; but 
if malefic planets, in unfortunate places of the figure, afflrl the fignifi- 
cators of the bufmefs, it will never come to any thing. 

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O F A S T R O L O G Y. 

JUDGMENTS proper to the TENTH IIOUSi:. 

The honour, office, dignity, and profcffion, of each quercnt, are known 
IVorn the tenth houll- ; and tliefe intci -rogations are common to it. 

1. Shall the Querent obtain the Office or Dignify dcfncd? 

2. Shall he remain in the Employment he pojfejfes? 

3. What Projcjffion ivill be bcjl for any one to follow? 

Thefe qucflions properly anfwered will inflrucl the ingenious rcadei 
how to judge of any other of the like nature. 

Shall the Querent obtain the OJ/ice or Dignity deft red? 

Still remember to give the afcendant, its lord, and the Moon, to fignify 
the querent, let him be a perfon either of high or low condition ; and the 
tenth houfe and the lord thereof, and the Sun, becaufe he is the natural 
fignificator of honour and dignity, to reprefent the office, honour, or 
dignity, enquired after. If the lord of the afcendant or Moon be joined 
to the Sun, or to the lord of the tenth, or if they behold the tenth by a 
fextile or trine, the querent (hall obtain the dignity fought after, by his 
induilry, and by the means he intends to ufe. If the lord of the afcen- 
dant or the Moon be in the tenth, or the lord of the tenth, or the Sun be 
pofited in the afcendant, and neither of them impeded, the querent (hall 
obtain the honour or office he feeks after. The fignificators in fextile 
or trine to each other, or a fortunate planet tranflating the friendly beams 
of one to the other, give affured hopes of fuccefs to the querent. For- 
tunate planets in the tenth, or in conjunction, fextile, or trine, of the 
lord of the tenth, having dignities in the afcendant, declare the querent 
will obtain the office or dignity defired. If Saturn or Mars be ftrong in 
the afcendant, and joined to the lord of the tenth, either by body or good 
afpeft, it prefages hopes of the preferment fought after, and that it 
will be gained, although with much trouble. A fortunate planet tranf- 
ferring the light of the lord of the tenth to the lord of the afcendant, 
denotes the querent will obtain the dignity or honour fought after, by 
the means of the perfon reprefented by that planet who thus transfers the 
light of the lord of the lenth. If the Sun's light be fo transferred, it 
portends the fame. But, if none of the aforefaid configurations re- 
ceptions, or tranflations happen among the fignificators, the honour and 
preferment fought after by the querent will not be obtained; although 
he may have the greateft promifes, and moil probable hopes that can 
poffibly be conceived. 

No. 17. 4 K A 



332 AN. ., ILLUSTRATION 

Shall a Perfon remain in the Employment he poffeffes f 

When a perfon is in an employment, truft, or office, and is jealous of 
being turned out of the fame, obferve whether the lord of the afcendant 
or Moon, and the lord of the tenth, are going to conjunction, or to any 
friendly afpeft, as a fextile or trine ; or if there be any reception between 
the two chief fignificators : for, if fo, the querent (hall hold and keep the 
employment he poffefies. If the lord of the afcendant be in fextile or 
trine to either of the two fortunes in the tenth houfe, and no affliction 
happen from the infortunes, the querent will long enjoy the place he 
poflefles. The lord of the afcendant in the tenth, or lord of the tenth 
in the afcendant, denotes the fame. But, if the lord of the afcendant or 
the Moon be in quartile or oppofition with any planets, and the fame 
planets in conjun6Hon, fextile, or trine, with the lord of the tenth, or the 
Sun, the querent will lofe the employment he pofTeffes ; and fuch per- 
fons as are fignified by the planets in conjunction, fextile, or trine, with 
the lord of the tenth, or the Sun, are endeavouring to prejudice him in 
the bufmefs. The lord of the afcendant retrograde, and combuft of the 
Sun, (hews the querent to have incurred the difpleafure of thofe that 
have power over him, and that they will therefore take away the office 
or employment he holds. If the Moon or lord of the afcendant be in 
quartile or oppofition with the lord of the tenth or the Sun without re- 
ception, it portends the querent to be in danger of lofing the office or 
employment he holds or poffeffes. The lord of the afcendant or the 
Moon leparating from the lord of the tenth or the Sun, declares the 
querent in danger of lofing the office or employment he holds; particu- 
larly if from their feparation they apply to the malicious afpe&s of the 
infortunes. 

What ProfeJJion will be be ft for the Querent to follow? 

This queftion is only fit to be propounded by mechanics, and not by 
thofe who live and move in a higher fphere ; and, when a proper perfon 
propounds the queflion, he may be anfwered according to the following 
rules. Confider the lord of the afcendant, and the Moon, for the perfon 
enquiring; and the lord of the tenth houfe, and the planets Mars and 
Venus, for the trade and profeffion of the querent, and obferve the afpets 
between the fignificators according to the figns they are pofited in, and fo 
judge of the profeflTion of the querent. If the fignificators, or the greater 
part of them, happen to be in fiery figns, the querent will do well in 
any profeffion that relates thereunto, according to his capacity of birth ; 
as a phyfician, chemifl, furgeon, goldfmith, fUverfmith, jeweller, apo- 
thecary j or, if of a meaner condition, he may make a good cutler, f mith, 
baker, glafs-maker, or the like. The fignificators in aereal figns, ac- 
cording 



OF ASTROLOGY. 

ling to the l>inh of the q 1 .; will make a good law- 

, ai itln. 'ant, in lerk, a: ner, 

other liaurrd.if'i-'.T. , draper, or one 

that ii:iv deal in ix-tisil eonnnur Hut, if the lignificators be in 

eanhy (ign JIK rent in. Mifbandman, gar- 

dener, oru/ier, eoaeh-rnaker. joiner, Carpenter, &C. The fignificatoi 
trade or profcffion, in wateiy figns, denote the querent to do well in 
brev.-iug, malting, or in (elling wines and fpirituous liquors. When 
the lord of the afcendant is in Textile- or trine to either of'the Tignificators 
of tiade. and they arepofited in angles or other good houTes of the h'gure, 
the quereni may do very well in the trade or proTelfion he Tollows. If 
the- Moon be in the like good configuration with any of them, it portends 
the iame. But, iT the Tignificators of trade be afflicted in cadcnt places of 
the figure, and the lord of the afcendant or the Moon in quartile or op- 
poiition to them, the querent will not thrive by the trade or proTeflion 
he is about to follow. 

JUDGMENTS proper to the ELEVENTH HOUSE. 

This houie gives judgment relative to the friends of each querent, 
their bafenefs or fidelity, and of his hopes, &c. The queflions that are 
molt common to it are thefe : 

1 . Shall the Friends of the Querent prove faithful to him ? 

2. Shall the Querent obtain what he anxioujly de fires ? 

All other things particularly relating to this hotiTe are comprehended 
under thefe two. 

Shall the Friends of the Querent prove faithful to him ? 

The afcendant and its lord reprefent the querent, and the eleventh 
houfe and its lord the friends of the querent. Now if any benevolent 
afpecl is found ^between the lords of the afcendant and the eleventh houfe, 
or any friendly reception or tranflation of light between them, the friend 
of the querent is not to be fufpccied, but he will prove faithful. If 
the Moon be in friendly afpect to the lord of the eleventh, or there 
happens any good tianflation of lighter reception between them, in 
good places of the figure, the friend proves juil and faithful. 'J he dif- 
pofitor of the part of friends, in conjunction, fextile, or trine, or in good 
ption with the lord of the afcendant in good honfcs, and configurated 
with Hars of a benevolent nature, argues the qucrent's friends to be juil 
and faithful to him. The lord of the afcendant or the Moon in the 
eleventh houfe, and the lord of the eleventh in the afccndant, fbews a 

reciprocal 



334 AN ILLUSTRATION 

reciprocal affeclion between the querent and his friends. If either of the 
fortunes call their friendly beams to them both at the fame time, it ar- 

fues the fame. On the contrary, if the lord of the afcendant or the Moon 
e in quartile or oppofition of the infortunes in the eleventh, or of the lord 
of the eleventh, the friends of the querent are not faithful to him. If 
there be no reception between them, this judgment is the more certain. 
The Dragon's Tail afflicling the eleventh houfe, or the lord thereof, (hews 
the friends of the querent o be very deceitful, let them pretend ever fo 
fair. The fame if the lord of the eleventh be near violent fixed ftars, 
as Caput Algol, Oculus Taurus, Serpentarius, the Chaele, &c. If the 
fignificators of the querent and his friends be in quartile or oppofition 
from fixed figns, and in angles, it declares the friends, or at leaft fuch as 
pretend to be fo. faithlefs ; and that perpetually. If the natural fignifi- 
cators of friend (hip, which are Jupiter and Venus, be pofited in the at- 
tendant, or caft a friendly afpect thereto, or to the lord thereof, or the 
Moon, the friends of the querent will prove faithful. But, if they caft a 
quartile or oppofition to the Moon, or lord of the afcendant, or to the afcen- 
dant itfelf, it admonifhes the querent to beware of pretended friends. 

Shall the Queretit obtain what he hopes for or defires f 

When a perfon hath hopes of a thing, and is unwilling to declare what 
it is, yet would wifh to be refolved what the effe6i may be, and accord- 
ingly propounds the above queftion, the afcendant and its lord are to fig- 
niiy him, and the eleventh houfe and its lord, with the fortunate planets 
therein, are to fignify the matter or thing defired. If the fignificators 
are in reception, or in good afpecl with each other, thebufinefs or matter 
hoped for is poflible to be obtained; or, if there be any good tranflation 
of light or reception in houfes, it argues the fame thing. If the lord of 
the afcendant and lord of the eleventh receive each other in angles, or 
(hall be received of the fortunate planets in angles or in fuccedent houfes, 
the thing that the querent hopes for lhall be accomplished. Either the 
lord of the afcendant or the Moon received in fixed figns, (hews the que- 
rent (hall obtain the bufinefs that he hopes for, and that completely ; if 
in moveable figns, he will obtain very little or nothing of what he hopes 
for; and, if in bicorporal figns, he will have only a part of what he de- 
fires to obtain. But if on the contrary the fignificators are in quartile 
or oppofition, and void of all manner of reception, having no good 
tranflation of light, or if they be combuft, cadent, peregrine, -or retro- 
grade, or with fixed ftars of an evil influence, the matter defired will not 
be brought to perfection. But, if the querent in propounding the quef- 
tion tells the particular thing he hopes to attain, then the fignificators 
thereof muft be taken from their proper place, and the rules varied as 
the iubjecl: may require. 

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O F A S T R O L O G Y. 335 

JUDGMENTS proper to the TWELFTH HOUSE. 

By this houle we judge of private enemies, captivity, and imprifon- 
ment ; and the qucltions belonging to it are, 

1. Hath the Qitercnt private Enemies? 

2. Who are they, or bow may he know them f 

3. Of a Prifoner or Captive, when may he be freed? 

Thefe queflions being refolved, will enable the reader to anfwer any 
others of a fimjlar fhape and tendency. 

Hath the Querent private Enemies? 

If this queftion is indifferently propofed, obferve what afpecl there 
be between the lord of the afcendarit and twelfth houfe, and from what 
houfe of heaven it happens; and fo judge of the querent's private enemies. 
If the afpeft be by quartileor opposition, and out of malignant houfes of 
the figure, the querenthath private enemies ; and if the lord of the twelfth 
be a fuperior planet, as Saturn, Jupiter, or Mars, and any way dignified, 
the enemies are the more to be feared ; but, if they are inferiors, they are 
not fo dangerous ; the more powerful the fignificators of the enemies are, 
the more injury will the querent fuflain by them ; the lefs powerful, the 
lefs evil and mifchief will they be able to do him. If the lord of any other 
houfe befides the twelfth be in quartile or oppofition to the lord of the 
afcendant or the Moon, or to the afcendant itfelf, from obfcure places of 
the figure, the querent hath private enemies. But if the afcendant, and 
the lord thereof, and the Moon, be void of the evil afpecls of any planet 
or planets, and are befriended by the good rays of the fortunes, and the 
lord of the afcendant and the Moon in fortunate places of the figure, they 
denote the querent hath no private enemies. 

Who are his private Enemies , and how may he know them ? 

To refolve this queftion truly, obferve the pofitions of the lords of the 
afcendant and twelfth houfe ; for, if the lord of the twelfth afflicl the 
lord of the afcendant, or the afcendant from the third houfe, the lord of 
the third aditting, the querent's greateft private enemies are thofe that live 
near him, or are nearly related to him ; that is to fay, either a brother, 
kinfman, or neighbour. The perfon is to be defcribed by the planet af- 
flifting, and the fign in which he is pofited. If the lord of the twelfth 
aftlicl the attendant or his lord from the fourth houfe, the father of the 
querent is his enemy ; if in the fifth, his children or fome occafional 

No. 17. 4 L vifitor 



33 6 A Jt ILLUSTRATION 

vifitor will prove his private enemy. If in the fixth houfe, his fervants, 
or an uncle. If in the feventh houfe, his wife or partner {hall prove ie- 
cretly mifchievous to him. The perfon or perfons fignified by that houfe 
where the Dragon's Tail is pofited will be malicious and prejudicial to 
the querent ; particularly if the lord thereof afflicl the lord of the afcen- 
dant, the afcendant itfelf, or the Moon, at the fame time. 

Of a Pr if oner or Captive, when JJjall be be fet at "Liberty f 

The lord of the afcendant or Moon, fwift in motion, denotes freedom^ 
from imprifonment in a {hort time; if either of them commit their vir- 
tues or difpofitions to any planet or planets in the third or ninth houfe, or 
to the lords of them, not being pofited in angles, it argues a releafe from 
imprifonment in a {hort time. If the lord of the afcendant or the Moon 
be more potent in the figure than the lord of the twelfth, or befeparating 
from the ill afpecls of the lord of the twelfth, or the difpofitor of the part 
of imprifonment, particularly in moveable figns, and thence immediately 
applying to the friendly beams of the fortunate planets Jupiter or Venus; 
the prifoner or captive cannot remain long in the prifon where he is, but 
will be releafed. The lord of the afcenddnt or the Moon in the fourth, 
fixth, eighth, or twelfth, houfes, or under the Sun-beams, or retro- 
grade, or unhappily afflifted of Saturn or Mars, {hews the perfon un- 
der reftraint will not be releafed from confinement for a long time. And, if 
the infortune happens to be lord of the eighth, he will die in prifon. If 
the lord of the afcendant or the Moon feparate from the lord of the 
fourth, and immediately apply to Jupiter or Venus ; or if the lord of the 
fourth feparate from the lord of the afcendant ; they argue good hopes 
that the captive or prifoner {hall not continue long in prifon. A fixed 
fign afcending at the time of the queftion, and the lord thereof a ponder- 
ous planet, and in an angle, portends a tedious time of imprifonment. 
If common figns, the amiclion will not be fo long ; if moveable, it 
will be very {hort; if the lord of the afcendant be cadent from his 
houfe or exaltation, and the Moon happen to be in Scorpio or Aqua- 
rius, it prefages long imprifonment. If the lord of the hour in which 
the prifoner was taken be an unfortunate planet, and unfortunately 
placed in the heavens, it declares a tedious imprifonment, and very 
long captivity ; but, if he be a fortune, the imprifonment cannot be 
Jong, The only way to difcover the length of time in which a prifoner 
or captive fhall be releafed, is, by obferving the degrees of diftance 
between the fignificators and the fortunate planets, or the Sun ; and ac- 
cording to the figns they {hall be found in, whether fixed, common, or 
rnoveable, meafure the days, weeks, months, or years, of the prifoner's 
captivity, as heretofore directed. 

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OF ASTROLOGY. 



837 



Having thus given rules and due rtions how to folveany kind of Quef- 
tion proper to each of the twelve houds, I (hall next proceed to liluf- 
trate thele rules further, by giving examples of a variety of true and re- 
cent queftions which I have rclblved lor diflerent pcrlons, molt of whom 
are now living, and ready to confirm any faft that may be difputed by 
the incredulous reader. 1 (hall begin with fuch as properly belong to the 
firft houfe, and fo pals on regularly to the others, and give an examp! ; 
two from each of them. 

QUESTION I. On the LENGTH of LIFE. 

A gentleman of eminence and fortune in his majefty's navy, having an 
inclination to lay out a lum of money on life-annuities, applied to me 
with a very premng felicitation to inform him whether his lite would be 
long or fhort, that he might thereby determine whether fuch a purchafe 
\vould be to his advantage. Not being able to procure his nativity, I 
took down the time of the day when the queftion was propofed, and, 
having rectified it by a correct regulator, 1 immediately projected the 
following fcheme. 



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A' 




' Will the 
OyERENT's LIFE 



BE 



LONG OR SHORT? 

April 16, nth h. A. M. 1783. 
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My 



AN ILLUSTRATION 

My firft bufmefs was to examine the figure, to find whether it were 
radical, and fit to be adjudged, which I found to be the cafe, becaufe 
the lord of the afcendant and the lord of the hour are of one nature and 
triplichy ; and the fignificator of the querent exaclly defcribed his perfon, 
which is of a middle itature, fanguine complexion, and of an acute un- 
deritanding, denoted by Mercury's pofition in the fign Aries, the houfe 
of Mars. The Moon being in oppofition to the fun, (hews him to have 
a mark or fear near the left eye ; which was alfo true ; and therefore, as 
I found a!l circumftances to concur in proving the queftion to be well 
and feriouily grounded, and free from all impofition, 1 gave him my 
judgment upon the figure as follows. 

The princely fign Leo, the querents fignificator, occupies the afcen- 
dant; and the Sun, the lord thereof, and giver of life, is pofited near 
his meridian altitude in the medium cceli, and in the fign Aries, his 
houfe of exaltation, ftrong, powerful, and in full dignity, free from the 
evil rays of the lord of the fixth, eighth, fourth, or fecond, houfes, 
which neither impedite the Sun nor the afcendant with any evil afpecl:. 
But the Moon, lady of the twelfth, is in oppofition to the Sun, making 
at the fame time a quartile mundane afpe6l with the afcendant, and a fex- 
tile afpecl: with Saturn in the zodiac; from which pofitions I inferred the 
following particulars. 

The affliction of the lord of the afcendant, by oppofition of the 
Moon in Libra, the houfe of Venus, and Venus difpofitor of the Moon 
in her own houfe, and in the feminine fign Taurus, going to a femilex- 
tile with the Sun, denotes that lie will receive fome considerable injury 
from a female conneclion, now exifting under the fpecious pretence of 
friendQiip and fond attachment; and this is declared by the Moon being 
lady of the twelfth, the houfe of private enemies, which difpofes of the 
part of fortune, and thereby indicates that he will lole fome part of his 
fortune by her means. 

The Moon's mundane quartile afpeft to the afcendant, in an airy fign, 
declares that he will be attacked with a fevere fit of the wind cholic, or 
fome dangerous complaint in the bowels and reins ; but it will not prove 
fatal to him, becaufe the Sun, the lord of his afcendant, is more ftrong 
and powerful, and in greater dignities, than the afflifting planets ; and 
therefore, according to natural efficient caufes, they will prevail over all 
fubordinate effefts. 

From 



OF ASTROLOGY. 339 

From a coniideration of thofe parts of the figure which relate to the 
circumftances of his pait life-, I informed him he had improved his for- 
tune, and In-en fuccefsful in fome important voyage, becaufe tlic Dra- 
gon's Head is fituated in his ninth houfe ; but that he had lately fullered 
greatly by a violent hurricane, that threatened deftruclion or (hipwreck ; 
which is denoted by the opposition of Saturn to the part of fortune, and 
the Moon having lately feparated from an opposition with Mercury, lord 
of the third houfe, where the Dragon's Tail is pofited. This circum- 
ftance I had the pleafure of hearing him acknowledge to be true ; and 
that the ftorm arofe only eight days before the (hip came into port. 

He requeued me to afcertain the time when the above illnefs would 
happen. I accordingly took the number of degrees between the Sun and 
Moon, by fubtrafting the lefs fum from the greater ; arid found the 
diftance to be eleven degrees fifty-nine minutes. I then fought the 
Moon's latitude, and found it one degree thirty-three minutes fouth, 
which, added to the above, make thirteen degrees thirty-two minutes ; 
and, as the fignificators are in moveable figns, I computed the time by 
weeks and days, and predicted this illnefs would befall him about the 
2Cth of July following; and that, after he mould be reflored to health 
again he would go on, without fuftaining any other ferious indifpofition, 
until the fixty-ninth year of his age ; about which time I conceive the 
functions of life will be naturally extinguifhed, by a complication of in- 
firmities. 

I have lately had the pleafure of converfmg with the gentleman on the 
fubje6l of this queftion. He informed me, that towards the middle of 
July, 1783, he was attacked by a kind of bilious complaint in his 
flomach, which brought on violent fits of the cholic. That, towards 
the latter end of the fame month, he found an obftru&ion in his bowels, 
and his phyfician declared it next to a miracle that his life was faved. 
He now appears to be in perfect health, and has funk a considerable fum 
of money in life annuities, which he declares was done in confequence of 
the verity he found in thele predictions. 

QUESTION II. On the FATE of a SHIP at SEA. 

In the year 1781, a gentleman called upon me who had a confiderable 
(hare in a privateer, which had been completely fitted out and fent to 
fea a long time before, and the proprietors could not obtain the leaft 
information of her. He therefore requefted me. if in my power, to give 
him fome probable account of what had befallen her. Atu r convincing 
myfelf the queilion was radical, and no trick or imposition intended, 

No. 17. 4 M which 



34 



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which is always neceflary to be carefully enquired into by the rules already 
laid down for that purpofe, I proceeded to give my judgment on the fol- 
lowing figure, rectified to the precife time the queftion was propounded. 




Here the afcendant and the Moon are fignificators of the fhip ; and 
Venus, becaufe the fign Taurus, the houfe of Venus, is on the afcendant, 
is fignificatrix of the crew ; and Mercury, with the part of fortune, de- 
note her ftores and all the other materials on board her. The (hip itfelf 
appears well found and fubftantial, but not a fwift failer, as is demon- 
flrated by an earthy fign poffefling the cufp of the afcendant, and the 
fituation of the Dragon's head in five degrees of the fame fign. The pla- 
net Mars is fignificator of the enemy. 

Now the Moon, which reprefents the (hip, being fituated in the eighth 
houfe, the houfe of death and difappointment, and at the fame time be- 
fieged by the two malefic planets Saturn and Mars, denotes her to be 
overpowered by the enemy. Mars, lord of the feventh, the houfe of 

open 



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open enemies, being pofited with all his dignities therein ; ar.d in rcc 
tion of Jupiter, lord of the en ' oufe <.f luhitance; and being 

difpolitor of the Moon, Mercury, and Venus, which rcprclenf t! c Ihip ;md 
crew, obviouily declares them to be in the hands of the enemy. '1 lie iig- 
nilicators, being pofited in fiery figns, indicate im engagement to J. 
takrn place; but the fupc.rior Rrength of the rnalelic rays of the infof- 
tunes declare it to have been of ihort duration, and of very unequal force. 
The crew being reprefented by Venus, who is dif poled of by Mars in the 
twelfth houfe, the houfe of imprifonment and affliction, plainly fl. 
them to be imprifoned in the enemy's country. And as Mercury is retro- 
grade, and fituated alfo in the twelfth houfe, with the Moon's fortunate 
node, it is apparent that the fhip and (lores will never be rellored to the 
owners, but will be appropriated to the ufe of the captors, or difpofed of 
for their advantage. The Moon's pofition in the eighth houfe declares 
the fhip to have been taken at a confiderable diftance from home : and 
Sagittarius pollening the cufp of the eighth, which is a fouth-wert fign, 
and fituated in the fouth-wef! part of the heavens, denotes the capture to 
have been made in a fouth-welt part of the world. 

The querent left me with ftrong hopes of finding this judgment erro- 
neous ; and appeared ib extremely averfe to believe there could be any 
truth in it, (becaufe perhaps it operated fo much againft his own interelt,) 
that I would not fuffer him to leave the room until he had promifed 
upon his honour to let me know the refult. Accordingly, in about fix 
months afterwards, I received a (hort note from him, informing me that 
the owners had received advice from the captain of the privateer, that he 
had fallen in with a French frigate of twenty-four guns, which being 
vaftly fuperior to him, he was obliged, after a (hort refiftance, to ftrike 
his colours, and was carried prifoner, with the reft of the crew, into 
France. 

QUESTION III. Of an ABSENT SON, whether DEAD or ALIVE. 

A poor woman applied to me in the greatefl diitrefs of mind, on ac- 
count of her fon, who had turned' out wild, and went to fea without the 
confent of his friends. He had been abfent a confiderable time, with- 
out ever once fo far reflecting on the difconfolate fituation of his parent, 
as to be induced to addrefs a line to her, to remove her anxiety, or to 
(late his own profpecls and purfuits. It was the woman's conftant practice 
to make enquiry after him among the feafaring people, till at length fhe 
heard an imperfect flory of fome engagement abroad, in which her fon 



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was reported to be killed. Upon this unpleafant news, (he requeued me 
to inform her, by the rules of Aftrology, whether her fon was dead or 
alive; or whether the account (he had heard was true or falfe. Her un- 
eafmefs of mind was too apparent for me to doubt her fincerity, or to 
fuppofe the queftion not fit to be adjudged, and therefore I creeled this 
figure, and gave my opinion thereon as follows : 





AN 
ABSENT SON, 

WHETHER 

DEAD OR ALIVE ? 

July 9, 8h. 5001. A. M. 1781. 
Sub. lat. 50 50' 





In this figure Virgo rifes upon the afcendant, and Mercury, lord there- 
of, and fignificator of the querent, is pofited in the twelfth houfe, the 
houfe of affliction and forrow. The fifth houfe of the figure is here con- 
fidered as her fon's firft or afcendant, and Saturn, lord thereof, is his fig- 
nificator, and is pofited in the fourth angle, or imum cceli, which repre- 
fents the grave and termination of all things. Saturn is alfo in conjunc- 
tion with the part of fortune in the fourth, both of which are dilpofed 
of by Jupiter, and Jupiter by Mars ; which malefic planet pofleffes the 
fon's firft houfe or afcendant in his exaltation, and in opposition to the 
Sun and Venus in the feventh, which is the houfe of open enemies and 



war. 



From 



O F A S T R O L O G V. 343 

From thefr configurations I drew the inferences following : r l hat Mer- 
cury, the qiK >rin;> pofited in the twelfth houle, 
plainly flic-wed her feais were too well grounded. Thai Saturn, ligni- 
Ecator of the cjiiefit< d, and the Part of Fortune, being both difpofed oi 
Jupiter, and this planet difpoie.d of by Mars, indicate* all their ben-, 
lent eiiects to be cicflroyed by the malignant influence of this infortune. 
Mars being in the Con's afcendant, in hi.s exaltation, and in oppofition to 
Sol, is a 11 rong argument of a violent death ; the kind and manner of 
which are thus deicribed. Saturn, his fignificator, is poiited in the f; 

i Sagittarius; and Leo, which occupies the cufp of his eighth, and 
Aries the cufp of his fourth, are alfo of the fiery triplicity ; the Sun, 
the giver of life, and Jight of time, is pofited in the watery fign Cancer, 
difpofed of by the Moon in the watery fign Pifces, and the Moon by 
Jupiter in the watery fign Scorpio ; and the whole of their influences are 
transferred to the fiery planet Mars, in his afcendant. From thefe cir- 
curnftancesit became obvious to me that the youth was no longer in ex- 
iftence; and that his death happened upon the water, by means of Come 
fatal warlike inftrument, and in fome defperate engagement with an open 
enemy. 

The querent then afked me if I could give her any fatisfaclory account 
how long ago this happened. I took down the degrees and minutes of 
the two principal figmficators, viz. the Sun and Mars, and fubtracled the 
one from the other, which gave four degrees five minutes for the remain- 
der; and this being converted into time by the rules before laid down for 
moveable figns, in which the above fjgnificators were pofited, I informed 
her the accident had befallen her Ion ibmewhat more than a month before 
(lie heard the news of it. Some time afterwards a fhip arrived with an ac- 
count of this engagement, which happened on the coaft of France, and 
confirmed the whole of this judgment. 

QUESTION IV. On the Profped of RICHES. 

A gentleman called upon me to enquire, whether any remarkable change 
of circumftances would ever happen to him in refpect of riches, and the 
time when. Conceiving his denre to arife from a ftrong impulfe of the 
mind, I took the exa6t time of the day, and eredted the following figure 
to refolve this queflion. 



No. 17. .1 N The 



344 



AN ILLUSTRATION 



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X 







Shall the 

QUERENT 

BE 

RICH; and WHEN? 

March 5, ich. 30113. A. M. 1781- 

Tp hor. 



\ 









9 



' 




The lord of the afcendant, and lord of the hour, being of one nature 
and triplicity, (hews the figure to be radical. And, as Gemini occupies 
the cufp of the alcendant. Mercury is its lord, and the querent's fignifi- 
cator ; and being pofited in the eleventh houfe, in a watery fign, and in 
trine to Jupiter, lord of the feventh, who is here pofited in the fixth, is 
a ftrong argument of riches by means of fervants, or of perfons in a fub- 
ordinate capacity. The Moon, who is Jady of the fecond, being in her 
exaltation, in trine afpecl: to the Sun, and applying to a trine with Jupi- 
ter, and a dexter trine afpecl: with Mercury, declares a great and fudden 
flow of riches to the querent, and that unexpectedly. 

Being much prefled to fpeak to the particular point of time when this 
good fortune mould come up, I confidered what might be the gentle- 
man's occupation ; and obferving Mercury to be his fignificator, and po- 
fited in a watery fign, I told him that I judged he belonged to the Fea, 
and had fome employment on (hip-board, in a capacity where writing or 
accounts were principally concerned. This he acknowledged, by faying 
he was captain's fecretary. I then obferved that his principal fignifica- 

tors 



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tors of wealth and nrhes were alfo pofited in watery fign;, as the Moon 
in Cancer in the lecond houfe, and Jupiter in Scorpio in the iixth, and 
the Sun and Mercury in Pifccs in the eighth, all in trine afpecls of each 
other, which plainly indicated thefe riches were to come by the fea ; and 
as they were to be fudden, and as it were inflantaneous, I concluded they 
would arife by the capture of fome rich prize, in a fouth-eafl direction 
from London, which is denoted by the Part of Fortune being in the twelfth 
houfe, and Venus, its difpofitor, in Aauarius, a fouthern fign, in quar- 
tile afpecl: to the Part of Fortune ; and the Part of Fortune being oppofite 
to Jupiter, lord of the feventh, the houfe of public enemies, alfo de- 
clares the querent's fortune (hould come that way; which is rendered dill 
more apparent, by the Part of Fortune being in fextila to the Moon and 
Mercury. When I had mentioned thefe particulars, he frankly told me 
his (hip was under failing orders, and he expected to be called on-board 
every hour. 

To afcertain the time when thcfe riches mould be acquired, I parti- 
cularly noticed the application of the Moon to the lord of the afcendant, 
and found them nineteen degrees diftant from a partile trine afpecl;. But 
the Moon, being fwift in motion, with three degrees north latitude, and 
Mercury having no latitude, I deducted three degrees from the Moon's 
place, which I fet down at twelve degrees ; and then by fubtrafting 
twelve degrees from twenty-eight degrees three minutes, which is Mer- 
cury's place, there remains fixteen degrees three minutes ; which, as 
the Moon is in a moveable fign, and Mercury in a common fign, is equal 
to fixteen weeks, or thereabout; and therefore I concluded this good 
fortune would happen to him in nearly that dillance of time. And I have 
iince had the fatisfaclion of hearing, from the gentleman's own mouth, 
that this prediction was literally verified by the capture of a rich priza 
within the time fpecified. 

QUESTION V. On the Succefs of a JOURNEY. 

Being applied to by a tradesman, who was going a journey on fome 
particular bufinefs, to inform him whether it would be profperous and 
iuccefsful ; I took the time of the day, and projected the following 
fcheme to correfpond with it. 



AN ILLUSTRATION 




Shall the 
'QUERENT's JOURNEY 

BE 

PROSPEROUS ? 

April 16, 6h. 3001. A. M. 1784. 
dia. 

hor. Lat. 51 32' 



x 

c 

* 



v > 

vy 



* 



\< 



Here I findfour degrees fourteen minutes of Gemini upon the cufp of 
the horofcope, and confequently Mercury is the querent's fignificator, 
which being pofited in the twelfth houfe, the houfe of anxiety and dif- 
appointment, combuft of the Sun, and difpofed of by Mars, the impli- 
cator of private enemies, in the querent's houfe of fubftance ; which po- 
fitions plainly {hewed the objecl; of the journey to be concerning the ad- 
juftment of Tome accounts, or other money matters. The Moon, lady of 
the third, fignifies the journey ; and the feventh houfe and its lord, i. e. 
Jupiter, reprefents the place and perfon the querent is going to. 

Now the Moon having lately feparated from a partile conjunction of 
her fortunate node and Jupiter, and applying to a quartile of Mars, and 
then to a conjunction of Venus, tend to prove that his journey (hould 
be fafe and unimpeded; but at the fame time denotes that the objecl of it 
{hould not be accomplifhed, which is further confirmed by the pofition 
of Mars in the fecond houfe. I informed him that he would moft pro- 
bably meet with unpleafant treatment from fome lady, refpecling money 
concerns, and that they {hould part in anger, which would terminate to 

his 



i A S T R O L O G Y. 






liis prejudice ; and tlii.s I conceived from the application of the Moon t<> 
a quartile afpcct with Mais, followed by a conjunction with Venus. It 
further appeared to me that his journey would be lar from pK alant or 
agreeable; but thai on the contrary he would meet with great vexation, 
trouble, and difappointmcnt. This is indicated by the Moon's unfoi - 
lunate node, or Dragon's Tail, being polked in the fifth, or houfe of 
plealure and delight, at the lame time that the querent's hgnificator oc- 
cupies the houle of difappointment and trouble. Hence I perfuaded 
him to poilpone his journey to a future day, becaufe, if he did go, I wa, 
perfectly fatisfied he would lofe more than he would gain, exclufive of 
being diiappointed in the principal object of it. He then left me, and 
went home with an undetermined mind ; but has fince told me that 
neceflity got the better of his reafon, and therefore he went the jour: 
contrary to my advice, and found the event, with all its contingencies, 
cxaclly as I had predicted them. 

Some months after, he came to me again, faying he wifhed to take 
another journey on the fame bufmefs ; but, as my former prediction had 
fo exaftly correfponded with the event, he was now determined to aft 
implicitly by my advice, and therefore requeued me to erecl a figure to 
know whether there were better hopes of fuccefs in his prefent under- 
taking than in the former. To oblige him I drew out the figure to 
the exacl time of promoting the queition, and, finding the benevolent af- 
pecls all in the querent's favour, I told him he had no time to lofe ; for 
that, if he haftened away, fuccefs would crown his labours. He went, 
met the parties at home, fettled his accounts, and returned with his 
pockets full of money, and his heart full of content ; and a few days af- 
terwards he thanked me for my fervices. 

QUESTION VI. On PATERNAL INHERITANCE. 

A young gentleman in the navy, who had been rather wild, and was 
in confequence under the difpleafure of his parents, having been threat- 
ened to be disinherited, came the inftant he received this unfavourable 
news, and enquired of me whether he fhould, or mould not, enjoy his 
father's eflate. To refolve his doubts, I projected the figure following. 



No. 17, 40 The 



AN ILLUSTRATION 




The afcendant and its lord reprefent the querent, and, as Aquarius oc- 
cupies the cufp thereof, Saturn is his fignificator. The father is repre- 
fented by the fourth houfe, and Mercury, the lord thereof, is his fig- 
nificator. The fecond houfe and its lord fignifies the querent's lubftance ; 
and the fifth houfe and its lord the fubftance of his father. Here we 
find Mercury in conjunction with Jupiter in the eighth houfe, which 
is the father's fourth, and implies a fubftantial fortune, particularly as 
the fun is pofited in the fame houfe, with mutual reception between 
the two fignificators of fubftance; whereby it is evident that the fon wilt 
inherit the father's eftate and fortune. 

The conjunction of Jupiter with Mercury, the father's fignificator, 
is alfo a ftrong argument of paternal regard on the fide of the father; 
and therefore I informed him that there appeared to me no doubt but 
he would fucceed to the eftate of his anceftors, provided he acled at all 
confident with the duty and obedience of a fon, and would ufe proper 
endeavours to regain his father's good-will and forgivenefs, and aim to 
be more prudent and careful in fpending his income ; for the pofition of 
i Jupiter 



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Jupiter declares him to be regardlels of money among his companions 
and acquaintance, and extravagantly generous and good-natured. '1 h : 
conjunction of Mars with Venus likewifc thews his di-hre after women, 
and denotes that they will be -a continual fource of misfortune and ex- 
pi nee to him, and will help oil pretty fait with his money ; but the 
poll don of the fortunate node of the Moon in his lecond houfe fuflici- 
ently indicates that he will have a competent provifion during hi 

QUESTION VII. On a CHANGE of SITUATION. 

A perfon had Ibme time been fettled in bufmefs, without meeting with 
fo much encouragement as he expe&ed ; and, an opportunity offering of 
fettling in the lame line of bufmefs in another place, ne came and requcfl- 
cd ii,y advice upon the matter, whether it would be molt to his advantage 
to embrace the prefent offer, or to continue in his former fituation. 1 o 
fatisfy him in this particular, I erefted the following figure. 




Will the 
QUERENT 

GAIN OR 




Leo, 



AN ILLUSTRATION 

Leo, being upon the cufp of the afcendant, gives the Sun for the que- 
rent's fignificator ; the fourth houfe and its lord reprefent his prefent 
iituation; and the feventh houfe and its lord the place to which he has 
thoughts of removing. Now the Sun, the querent's fignificator, being 
on the point of leaving a fixed fign, and entering upon a common fign, 
clearly implies a ftrong inclination in the querent to travel, or to remove 
from one place to another ; or rather, that he had almofl determined in 
his own mind to change his prefent abode for the one under contem- 
plation ; and, on putting the queftion to him, he frankly confeffed it. 

The feventh houfe having no benevolent afpecl, and Saturn, its lord, 
being pofited in the fixth, indicates affliction and prejudice by open 
enemies, if he removed to the place intended ; and that he would fuffer 
great lofs and injury thereby, if he removed. But finding Mars, lord 
of the fourth, in trine afpeft to the fourth, which reprefents his pre- 
fent place of abode ; and Venus, lady of the tenth, the houfe of trade 
and profeflion, ftrongly dignified therein, and applying to a fextile afpecl 
of Mars, denotes an increafing and profperous trade to the querent, pro- 
vided he remained in his prelent fituation ; which for thrle reafons I 
greatly prefled him to do. He took my advice, and has lately thanked 
me for it, having already found an increafe of bufinefs. I told him he 
need not doubt of ftill greater fuccefs ; for when the effects of the fextile 
afpe6l of Venus and Mars (hall begin to operate, which will be about 
the end of October, as is demonftrated by the degrees between thefe 
two fignificators, at which time they will alfo be in a mutual reception, 
his increafe of trade will become more vifible ; particularly as Venus, 
the principal fignificatrix of bufinefs, will then have feparated from a 
conjunction with Mercury, and will apply to a conjunction of the Sun, 
the lord of the afcendant, and the fignificator of the querent. 

QUESTION VIII. On CHILD-BEARING. 

A lady having been fome time married, without having any reafon to 
fuppofe herfelf pregnant, and being very defirous of children, came to 
enquire whether (he mould ever breed. Having every reafon to believe 
the queftion fincere and radical, I took down the precife time of the day, 
and ereded this figure to correspond with it. 



No 



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> 

> 



SHALL THR 

Q..U E R E N T 

HAVE 

CHILDREN? 

March 3, loh. P.M. 1783. 

Lat. 5 3 2' 



h i o . 48 







\ 



No pofition of the planets, perhaps, could be more favourable to the 
defires of the querent, than thofe in the above fcheme. As Libra rifes 
upon the afcendant, Venus is lady thereof, and fignificatrix of the que- 
rent ; and, being pofited in the fifth houfe, in her exaltation, having 
the fruitful fign Pifces upon the cufp thereof, is one infallible proof 
that the querent will have children. The Moon, which is the author of 
all radical moifture, is feparating from the conjunction of the Sun, the 
author of all vital fpirit, and applies to a fextile afpecl of Jupiter, a be- 
nevolent and prolific planet, and thence forms a conjunction with 
Venus, the querent's. fignificator; and then applies to her fortunate node. 
From thefe confiderations I hefitated not a moment to inform the que- 
rent that (he would be the mother of a large and numerous offspring. 
This is declared by the pofition of Venus in the fifth houfe, which 
gives three children ; and, being lady of the afcendant, in conjunction 
with the Dragon's Head, or fortunate node of the Moon, gives three 
more. The Moon, being likewife in conjunction with them, adds three 
more, and makes the number nine. And, as thefe configurations are 

No. 18. 4? all 



352 AN ILLUSTRATION 

all pofited in the double-bodied fruitful fign Pifces, it doubles the 
ber, and declares there (hall be eighteen children. This judgment is 
flrengthened by Jupiter's fextile afpecl: with the above fignificators, 
and thereby adds two more to the number ; which induced me to in- 
form the lady that (he would in all probability be the mother of twenty 
children. 

This is an extraordinary inftance of the pofition of the heavens to 
give fruitfulnefs and fecundity, and, what I have rarely found either in 
genitures or horary figures ; and, therefore, I would wim the reader to 
note, in order to enable him to judge of other queftions of the like na- 
ture, that, if the lord of the afeendant be in the feventh houfe, or the lord 
of the fifth in the firft, or the lord of the firft in the fifth; or, if the lord 
of the fifth be in the feventh, or the lord of the feventh in the fifth, or 
the Moon pofited with them, or good planets in the afcendant, or with 
the lord of the fifth, or fituated in any of the angles: there is in none of 
thefe inftances any fort of doubt but that the lady will conceive. But, 
when none of thefe teftimonies concur, and barren figns or evil planets 
occupy the above-mentioned places of the figure, (he never has nor ever 
will conceive. When good and evil planets are promifcuoufly joined 
together, me may perhaps conceive, and have children, but they will 
not live, nor fcarcely ever come to maturity. But to return : the lady 
then prefled me to inform her how long I thought it might be before 
fhe mould conceive with her firft child. To fatisfy her on this head, 
I referred to the figure, and obferved the Moon within fix degrees fifty- 
one minutes of a partile conjunction with Venus, the queen's fignifica- 
trix; and, the Moon being in a common fign, I computed the time to 
be at fix weeks and two days, and, defi ring her to take notice of the time, 
had no doubt but fhe would foon after have reafon to believe herfelf 
pregnant, 

It is not lefs remarkable than true, that exactly as I had predicted the 
event turned out; for the lady, fome months after, very politely called 
to thank me for the information I had given her, and declared her con- 
ception to have taken place as near as poffible from the time I had men- 
tioned. During this converfation, fhe defired me to inform her whether 
fhe was breeding with a boy or a girl ; and, finding her ferious in the 
demand, I folved it by the following figure. 



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Here the firft thing to be confidered is the lord of the afcendant, 
which fignifies the mother; and the lord of the fifth, which reprefents 
the child ; together with the afpefts of the planets to the above fignifi- 
cators, and the angles of the figure, and whether mafculine or femi- 
nine ; and fo judge by the greater teftimonies. In the above figure the 
angles are feminine ; and the Moon, which is a feminine planet, is 
pofited in a feminine fign, feparating from a fextile afpecl: with the Sun 
in a fign of the fame nature, and applying to an oppofition with Mars, 
lord of the afcendant and fifth, in a feminine fign alfo, at the fame time 
that (he is forming a platic trine with Jupiter, who is alfo pofited in a 
feminine fign ; fo that we have five teftimonies that the lady was pregnant 
with a girl. And therefore, as there are but three tcilimonies in favour of 
a boy, viz. the fextile of Jupiter to Mars, which is mafculine, the frgn 
upon the cufp of the fifth houfe, which is alfo mafculine, and the lord 
of the fifth honfe, which is the fame, I informed the lady fhe might reft 
pcrfcftly a flu red of having a girl; and fo die event proved ; for indeed 

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thefe rules have never been known to fail in determining queflions of 
this nature. 

But, for" a more general mode of afcertaining whether a lady be preg- 
nant with a bo^-pr girl, take particular notice of the afcendant and its 
lord, and of the fifth houfe and its lord; and note whether the figns 
upon their cufps be either Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, or 
Aquarius, for thefe figns always import a male ; but, the other fix give 
a female. If the lord of the afcendant be in a mafculine fign, and the 
lord of the fifth in a feminine, then have recourfe to the Moon, and, if 
me applies to a planet in a mafculine fign, (he gives a boy ; but, if a fe- 
minine, a girl. Always remember that the mafculine planets are Saturn, 
Jupiter, Mars, and the Sun ; and the feminine, Venus and the Moon. 
Mercury, as he happens to be pofited either with a mafculine or feminine 
planet, inclines accordingly ; but, when he is oriental of the Sun, he is 
reputed mafculine; and, when occidental, feminine. 

The querent will fometimes a(k how long me hath conceived. To 
refolve this, have regard to the Moon, the lord of the fifth, and the lord 
of the hour, and note which i-s neareft from the feparation of any planet, 
and from what afpecl this feparation was ; if from a trine afpeft, (he is 
in the third or fifth month of her conception ; if from a fextile, (he is 
either two or fix months gone; if the feparation was from a quartile. 
(he is in her fourth month ; if from an oppofition, (he hath conceived 
feven months ; but, if from a conjunction, her conception has been only 
one month. 



QUESTION IX. On taking SERVANTS. 

A merchant of my acquaintance, having lately an occafion for an up- 
per clerk, to fuperintend a bufinefs of confiderable trufl and impor- 
tance, and being recommended to a perfon for this undertaking of 
whofe ability and induftry he was fomewhat in doubt, called to afk my 
advice and opinion on the matter, whether he was likely to anfwer his 
purpofe or not. 



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The firft houfe reprefents the querent, and the fixth the qucfited. 
Venus, who is the querent's fignificator, is fituated in her own terms ; 
and Mars, who is fignificator of the fervant, is fituated in her own term of 
Jupiter, accompanied with the part of fortune, in the eleventh houfe, 
which is the houfe of confidence and truft, and of friends and friendfhip ; 
and is an irrefragable argument of mutual concord and good faith. Mars 
is alfo lord of the querent's fecond, as well as of the fervant's fixth, and 
denotes that great advantages (hall accrue to the matter by the fervant's 
means ; Saturn, in the third houfe/is in partile afpecr, to Mars, and denotes 
that the dealings whirh may be conducted by the fervant (hall be very 
beneficial, though attended with great labour and difficulty, as is evi- 
dently demonflrated by Saturn's pofition in the fign of Capncorn. The 
oppofition of tb.e Sun and Jupiter in a watery iign indie it fume 

little inconveniences may arife by the fervant's drinking rather too iVa 
but, as the Dragon's head, or fortunate node of the Moon, 
in the fourth houir, which fignifies the end or termination of the bufi- 
nefs, it is felf-evident that all matters entrufled to the care and manage- 
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ment of this fervant will terminate to the matter's fatisfaclion and ad- 
vantage. I therefore advifed him by no means to hefitate in taking him. 
into his fervice. 



QUESTION X. On COURTSHIP and MARRIAGE. 

~^ 

A young lady having for Tome time received the addreffes of a gentle- 
man of fortune, during which a variety of circumftances had occurred 
to put off the much-wifhed-for day of confummating their nuptials ; and 
being alfo in doubt whether her lover ,had not fome attachment to an- 
other lady, who fhared in his affections, and fought for his company ; 
{he was induced to come to me for my advice and opinion, whether the 
above gentleman was really fmcere in his profeffions to her, and whether 
their marriage mould ever be confummated, and when ? Finding her 
perfectly fmcere and earned in her wifhes, and the queftion truly radi- 
cal, I gave her my judgment as follows : 







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THE 

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In this I': .:c Sun is fi^nific n, lord of 

tlu- frvrnth IM ufe, is lii; -.11. It To be oh- 

fervcd, that in this, and in all c: to matrimony, Mars and 

he Sun arc the natural figniiicators of a M >'s marriage; ami 
and the Moon arc th".{<- of a man's. Kov n, th- ;ni- 

hra; u-markably well pofited in t) . houfc, and nus 

wiihin his orb, applying to him by conjunction ; which is a very pow- 
erful indication tfl&t his affections are fincere and honourable, and that 
his mind is fully bent to the marriagc-ilatc. The Sun likewife, being 
in a Textile afptct with Mars, the lady's fignificator of marriage, plainly 
(hews her inclination to matrimony to be flrongly fixed, and her affec- 
tions perfectly fincere. 

The next thing to be confidered, is, whether there be any fruftration, 
or impediting afpecl between thefe fignificators; and, I find the Moon 
and Venus, the gentleman's fignificators of marriage, are applying to a 
quartile afpecl with each other. This is an evident proof that the 
marriage is prolonged by the interference of fome other woman of this 
gentleman's intimate acquaintance, becaufe the afpe6l is made in a femi- 
nine fign ; but as the Moon, in feparating from Venus, applies to a per- 
fect trine with Mars, the querent's principal fignificator of marriage, 
and alfo to a textile of the Sun, her natural fignificator in the figure, it 
totally removes the evil effects of the malefic alp eel, and leaves the path 
free and obftrucled to the gates of Hymen. This opinion is grt\ 
lirengthened by confidering the mode in which their fignificators are 
feverally difpofed. Saturn difpofes of the Sun, who is pofited in the 
terms of Venus ; and Venus, Saturn, and the Moon, are all difpofed of 
by the benevolent planet Jupiter, who is himfelf difpofed of by Mars, 
the principal fignificator of this lady's marriage, and who thus triumphs 
over every obftacle to the celebration of their nuptials. I therefore could 
not hefitate in declaring to the lady, in the fulled and mofl fatisfactory 
terms, that the gentleman who courted her had a fincere and tender regard 
for her ; and that, though fome circumftances might have happened ra- 
ther unfavourable to her wifhes, yet (he might red perfectly affured that 
he was the man allotted to be her hufband. 

Apparently well fatisfied with thefe declarations, fhe proceeded to in- 
quire in what length of time this defirable circumftance might come to 
pafs. To gratify her wifhes in this particular, I referred again to the 
figure, where the Moon, the gentleman's principal fignificator of mar- 
riage, wants upwards of eleven degrees of forming a perfe6i fextile afpeft 

with 



358 AN ILLUSTRATION 

with the Sun, the lord of the afcendant, and the fame to Mars, her figni- 
ficator of marriage ; and therefore, by converting the degrees into tune 
by the rule heretofore given, I fixed her marriage at about the end of 
three months, affuring her it would not exceed that time. The event 
has fully proved the truth of the prediction ; the lady and gentleman have 
both done me the honour of a call fince the celebration of their nuptials, 
and I found they were married precifely at the time I had predicted ; I 
have likewife the additional pleafure to find, that my aflurances to the 
lady were productive of frefh efteem and clofer attachment to the man 
of her heart, and that they now live a pattern of conjugal felicity. 



QUESTION XI. On WAR and BATTLE. 

*** 

During the trial of a certain noble Commander in Chief, at the Go- 
vernor's houfe in Portfmouth, a company of gentlemen one day called 
upon me, and requefted I would take down the pofitions of the planets 
at the time that much-talked-of a&ion commenced, and give them my 
judgment upon it, according to the rules of planetary influence. Wil- 
ling to oblige them in a matter which I conceived could be of no pre- 
judice to any party, fince no advantage could be taken from it ; and alfo 
deeming it a fit fubjecl whereby to manifeft the fublimity and excellence 
of this art, I hefitated not to promife them every information in my 
power. For this purpofe I erefted my figure, not to the time this 
queftion was propounded, for, it related to an event that had long been 
pafled by, and not to any matter that was hereafter expecled to happen ; 
and therefore I projected the fcheme to correfpond with the exa6l time 
when this extraordinary aftion commenced, and at which moment the 
heavenly bodies were under the remarkable configurations delineated in 
the following fcheme ; 



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The afcendant, the Moon, and Venus, reprefent the Briiifh fleet ; 
Mars and Aries denote that of the enemy. The firft thing to be con- 
fidered is the afpe6l thefe two fignificators bear to one another, which is 
a partile Textile, a well-known indication of imperfect love ; and, as it 
(hews that Mars and Venus have not in themfelves an inveterate hatred, 
fo it imports that the two commanders in chief did not behold each other 
in an afpeft of perfect and direful malignancy and wrath. Venus, lady 
of the afcendant, is pofited with Jupiter in his fall, a benevolent planet 
and a lover of peace ; and, as he is in this figuie lord of the third houfe, 
and within fifty degrees of the afcendant, it indicates that both com- 
manders have adefire to promote peace, bv acling principally upon the 
dcfen five, and by guarding and protecting their refpeclive coafts, without 

, r r } , r i rt T r>- r ! JT 

a denre or any cloie or decinve action, or ot venturing to any great dil- 
tance from home. 



The cool, cautious, deliberate, planet Saturn, is fituated in the full 
houfe, and 'indicates not fo much a defire for hot and precipitate 
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as for felf-prefervation, or the prote6lion of national wealth ; and this is 
plainly exemplified in the Britifh admiral's watchfulnefs and care in 
covering and protecting the homeward-bound India fleet, as well as in 
the French admiral's retiring after he found his views upon that rich 
and unguarded flota were completely fruftrated. The petition of Mer- 
cury, being combuft of the Sun, and difpofer of the Moon, Venus, and 
Jupiter, and lord alfo of the twelfth houfe, the houfe of private enmity 
and malice, indicates private rancour and enmity in a fubordinate com- 
mander ; and, as Mercury is pofi ted bet ween the two fignificators, Venus 
and Mars, evilly dignified, and combuft, fo he denotes the perfon repre- 
fented by him will infallibly be governed by malevolent principles, and 
ufe his influence to retard the object of the bufinefs in hand. The truth 
of this indication has, I think, been too well eftablifhed to need any 
further illuftration from me. 

The enemy, as I have before obferved, is reprefented by Mars, who 
is pofited in the tenth houfe, the houfe of honour, and in the fign of 
his triplicity, but in the dignities of Jupiter ; and this fhews that the 
enemy would as much as poftible avoid clofe action, but would take the 
advantage to fhift from fighting ; and Mars, being in his fall, deprives 
the enemy of their honour, and clearly proves, that, if a clofe and well- 
connected aftion had been kept up, and continued without ceafing, a 
decifive victory would have followed on the part of the Englifh, becaufe 
Jupiter is in conjunclion with Venus and the Moon, which difpofes of 
Mars ; but, as Mars has the watery triplicity affigned him, he fhews the 
enemy fhould take the advantage of that element to run away. 

We find alfo, in the above figure, a quartile afpecl of Saturn and Mer- 
cury, a configuration which is always known to produce tempeftuous 
weather and ftrong winds ; and this we find was the cafe off Ufhant 
at the time of the above engagement. The pofition of Mercury in the 
firft, where Saturn is fituated, plainly indicates thefe winds to be highly 
conducive to the fafety of the enemy, but of dangerous tendency to the 
Britifh fleet, in cafe of a purfuit. 

After duly weighing the natural influences and effects of the configu- 
rations in this figure, which are the true and genuine ftate of the hea- 
vens at the time of the engagement, I hefitated not to declare, that both 
commanders had a flronger inclination to preferve peace than to break it, 
and that a clofe connected and decifive action was not to happen, owing 
to Saturn being in the afcendant on the fide of the Englifh, with too 
much thought and deliberation ; and to Mars being in his fall in the 

dignities 



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dignities of Jupiter, on the part of th,- l-ViM-.-li, which 
watchfulnefs to run away. This judgment is hkfwile fur ?ned 

by the two principal ugnificai '- m > warlike afpecl, but 

operating by one rather inclined to tranquillity and pe. 

Whoever contemplates the preceding figure, and defines its afpeci 
the rules laid down in this or in any other TP n Aftrology, will 

find no point drained to effect the tendency of the foregoing judgm 
The meaning put upon them here is uniform and \\ > mure 

than what they are and have been allowed to bear From the eurlieft n 
and fuch as every profeffor of the art muft allow to be eonlonant to 
ftrifteft rules of the fcience. If this be admitted, I think it mufl ftrike 
the fenfe of every intelligent man, that this pofition of the planets, on 
the famous 2yth of July, could not have been configurated to defcribe 
the particular turns of that aftion, by mere accident, nor without hav- 
ing ibrne influence upon it. A ftrong proof of planetary operation, 
well as of the moral certainty of predicting by their means. 



QUESTION XII. On THEFT. 

Being once on a journey through the Weft of England, and particular 
bufmefs detaining me in a fmall town where fome of my friends lived, 
an atrocious robbery and burglary was, during that time, committed in 
the neighbourhood, in the houfe of a poor old blind decrepid man, who, 
by hard labour and rigid economy in his younger days, nad faved up 
three hundred pounds to divide among his children at his death. This 
money was kept in a ftrong cheft by thebedfide where the poor old man 
lay ; when fome villains, watching an opportunity in the abfence of his 
family, made their way into his apartment, broke open the cheft, and 
carried off all the money undifcovered. My friends hereupon made it 
known that I had fome knowledge of the occult fciences, and, if applied 
to, might poflibly give fome account how the money went ; in confe- 
quence of which I received a letter the next day from the poor man's 
eldeft fon, earneftly entreating my affiftance in making a difcovery of 
the robbers, and to endeavour to get reftored to h:s father fome part at 
leaft of the little all he had been years labouring to lave up for his chil- 
dren. Moved with companion at fo cruel a circumftance, I determined 
to do my utmoft to ferve this diftrefTed family, and for this purpofe 
projected the following figure. 

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QUESTION 




The fign Taurus, oc'cupying the afcendant, gives Venus for the querent's 
fignificatrix ; the Moon, lady of the fourth, reprefents the querent's 
father, and the feventh and tenth houfes are to denote the thieves ; and, 
the reafon I allot two houfes for them is, becaufe the feventh houfe of 
the figure is the natural fignificator of thieves to the querent, who was 
heir to part of the money, and had been prpmifed it by his father, and 
confequently bore a fhare in the lofs; and the tenth houfe being the 
father's feventh, reckoned from his firft, or fourth in the figure, natu- 
rally denotes thieves to him ; and therefore, as the fon is querent, and 
the father had ihe principal (hare in the lofs, both thefe houfes muft be 
well confidered, before any account can be given of the thieves. 

Here I find Jupiter, lord of the eighth and twelfth houfe, pofited in 
the tenth, out of all his efTential dignities, in his fall, and co-fignifica- 
tor with Mars ; wherefore, I declared two perfons to be concerned in the 
robbery, and defcribed them according to thefe fignificators, viz. a mid- 
dle ftaiure, with dark brown hair, pale complexion, of a furly difpo- 

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fition, one [bmewhat (hotter than the otiu fons of 

a pei Ion who had worked wiili or lor the- qu< 

My nrxtbufincft was to confide \- hat. was done with the money ; and, 
as there are two GgmficatOH in refprct o! fe- 

venth houfes and tneir lords, fo there inuft nt the dif- 

pofal of the money ; and thefe are the fourth houirs and their lords. 
Accordingly I find the Moon, who governs the querent's fourth hoi 
pofited in Scorpio, a watery fign; and, being alfo underneath the f;^n, I 
declared fome part of the money was buried underneath a rock or ft 
over which the tide flowed, and near the habitation of the t. ; 
which I judged was not fardiflant from the fea-fidc. Again, I find M 
lord of the father's fourth, pofited in Capricorn, a befhal fign, in con- 
junclion with Jupiter, who governs corn, and with Saturn, who rules 
the fruits of the earth ; and, as Mars is the lighter planet, and applies to 
Jupiter, and as Jupiter is in the term of Saturn, I concluded that ano- 
ther part of the money had been paid away to fome hufbandman or far- 
mer, who refided about the diflance of eight miles fouth from the place 
where the robbers lived. 

When thefe circumftances were all thrown together, and each duly 
confidered, fufpicion fell upon two perfons, who were brothers, in every 
refpeft anfwering to this defcription, and who, upon enquiry, they found 
had paid one hundred pounds to a farmer three days after the robbery 
was committed, who lived in the fituation above defcribed, and who 
had for fome time threatened the parties with an aftjon, on account of 
their backwardnefs or inability to pay him. Upon this I was afked, if 
the parties were taken up, whether any of the money would be recovered ? 
To anfwer this, I referred again to the figure, and noted the fituation 
of the two luminaries, both of which are afflicled. The light of time 
is pofited in the twelfth houfe, in conjunction with Venus, lady of the 
afccndant, and fignificatrix of the querent, which affords one flrong ar- 
gument againfl recovering the money. The Moon is alfo greatly amift- 
cd in the lixth houfe, and in no afpecl: either to the Sun or to the 
afcendant, but on the contrary is applying to a trine of Mercury, lord 
of the fixth, and this to a fextile of Saturn, lord of the father's fixth, 
and alfo the fignificators of the two thieves ; all which pofitions give the 
flrongeft proofs of an utter impoflibility of recovering any part of the 
property, particularly as both the fignificators of the querent and his 
father are greatly afHi&ed by accidental pofitions, as well as by the 
part of fortune being in conjunction with the Moon's unfortunate 

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364 AN ILLUSTRATION 

node, or Dragon's tail; wherefore I judged the money loft beyond 
recovery. 

Many circumftances, however, afterwards concurring, to confirm this 
fufpicion of the two brothers above alluded to, they were in confequence 
taken into cuflody, and examined before feveral of the county magi- 
trates, who found fufficient grounds to commit them for trial at the 
next affizes. They were in confequence arraigned; but, though fuf- 
picion fell heavy upon them, yet, as no pofitive evidence could be 
adduced to prove they were caught in the facl, or to identify the money, 
they were both acquitted, notwithstanding the long train of well- con- 
nected and concurring circumftances, which came out upon the trial, 
left them guilty in the eyes of all the court. 



UESTION XIII. On LEGACIES. 






A perfon of a free and convivial humour called upon me to enquire 
concerning a legacy which his wife's mother had often prornifed to 
leave them at her death ; but, having had fome high words, in confe- 
quence of his loofe way of living, {he had lately refcinded her former 
promifes ; and, as this lay upon his mind, and had vexed him for fome 
days paft, he was now defirous to know, by the celeftial intelligencers, 
whether this legacy would be left him or not. Finding the man fin- 
cere in his wifhes, and, deeming the queftion perfectly radical, I pro- 
ceeded to give my judgment upon the matter as follows. 



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Mercury is here lord of the afcendant, and fignificator of the querent ; 
he is fituated in the feventh houfe, and difpofes. of Jupiter, the fignifi- 
cator of his wife, who is pofited in the fourth, his own houfe, ftrong 
and powerful, and in trine afpecl: to the Sun. The Moon's fortunate 
node likewife falls in the wife's fecond houfe, in fextile afpecl to the part 
of fortune in the querent's fecond ; all which are very powerful tefli- 
monies that the querent's wife would not lofe her inheritance. This 
opinion is alfo flrengthened by the pofition of the benevolent planet 
Jupiter, who is lord of Pifces, and the wife's fignificator, and lord alfo 
of the wife's tenth, and fignificator of the mother, viz. the fourth houfe 
in the figure ; which evidently fhews a mutual love and attachment be- 
tween the mother and daughter, that nothing but death can efface, and 
to which inheritance will follow. 

The querent's fignificator being in his fall in Pifces, a watery fign, 
and in conjunction with Venus, fhews him to be a man given up to 
drinking and conviviality, and perhaps to other fpecies of intemperance, 

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366 A N ILLUSTRATION 

as is denoted by the quartile of Jupiter and Mercury ; and further (hews 
that it has in fome meafure been the means of alienating the wife's affec- 
tions from him, And, as Mercury is difpofed of by Jupiter, in a femi- 
nine fign, and pofited with a feminine planet, and being alfo controvert- 
ible in his nature to the quality of any planet he is in configuration 
with, plainly mamfefls the querent to be of an effeminate mind and fpi- 
rit, content to give up all rule and government to his wife, fo he has 
but the enjoyment of his friend and his bottle. 

The fituation of the Sun and the Dragon's Head in the wife's fecond, 
or querent's eighth, denotes that he had heretofore received a legacy by 
the death of his wife's father; which being mentioned, he readily, con- 
fefled that it was fo. T'his legacy he appears to have fquandered away, 
as is manifefted by the part of fortune being in conjunction with the 
Dragon's Tail in the fecond houfe. And now, taking all the foregoing 
afpe&s together, and noting that the Sun, the natural fignificators of 
fathers, is pofited in his exaltation, with the Moon's fortunate node, 
and free from all fruftration or affliction ; and notwithstanding the que- 
rent had fquandered away the firft legacy by the father, and had lately 
fallen out with the mother ; yet I hefitated not to declare, that, accord- 
ing to the befl of my judgment, he would be certain of the legacy by 
the mother alfo ; not out of any regard or love to him, but purely 
through her affeclion and anxioufnefs for the welfare and happinefs of 
her daughter. 

QUESTION XIV. On the Succefs of a FLEET. 

At the time Admiral Rodney fet fail for the Weft Indies, with a 
grand fquadron under his command, and a convoy of above three hundred 
fail of merchant fhips, exhibiting at once the pride, the glory, and the 
riches, of this great commercial empire, I was applied to by fome naval 
gentlemen, who particularly requefted me to give them my opinion on 
the fuccefs of the admiral's expedition, and the fafety of his fleet. 
Many opinions had for fome time been in circulation relative to this 
equipment, and many of the firft-rate connoiffeurs in politics had un- 
dertaken to declare it too weak for the obje6l of its deflinatton, and that 
it would fall an eafy prey to the enemy ; I was therefore the more rea- 
dily prevailed upon to project a figure for this queftion, upon which I 
delivered my judgment as follows. 

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The watery fign Aquarius, falling upon the afcendant, gives Saturn for 
the admiral's fignificator ; and, as Pifces alfo falls intercepted in the 
firft houfe, Jupiter, lord thereof, mud have confignification of all thofe 
that accompanied him. The ninth houfe reprefents the voyage, the firft 
houfe or afcendant the port or ftation from whence they fet fail, the fe- 
venth houfe the quarter to which they are deftined, and the lord thereof 
denotes the obftacles or enemies they (hall meet with ; the fourth houfe 
reprefents the completion of the voyage, and the accomplifhment and 
termination of the objecl or bufmefs of the expedition; the whole of 
which are to be feparated and diftinclly contemplated. 

Saturn, the fignificator of the commander in chief, is pofited in the 
medium cosli, the houfe of preferment and honour; and, being at the 
fame time in Sagittarius, a fign of the fiery trigon, and contrary to his 
own nature, defcribcs him to be a man of a free, generous, and noble, 
fpirit, ambitious of glory and applaufe ; and, having been lately in con- 
junction with the Moon's unfortunate node, and now in the very degree 
of its exaltation, {hews him to have been under great anxiety and dif- 

No. 18. 4 T trefs, 



3 68 AN ILLUSTRATION 

trefs, in regard to his private circumflances. But this affliclion appears 
only as a dark cloud, which, when the ftorrn is over, quickly gives way 
to the all-cheering and enlivening beams of the refreshing Sun. Ancl 
this is evinced by the admiral's fignificator having juft feparated from 
this malignant configuration, and afterwards forming a propitious fextile 
afpeQ in the zodiac, and a mundane trine afpeft to the fecond houfe, the 
houfe of profperity, fortune, and riches, aided by Mars, the lord thereof, 
who is fituated in the firft houfe, and in his own triplicity. 

In examining thefe fignificators, I find Saturn, who reprefents the 
admiral, is difpofed of by Jupiter, lord of the tenth houfe, the houfe of 
princes, which (hews his appointment came from the king himfelf. 
Venus, lady of the enemy's houfe of fubftance, as well as all the fignifi- 
cators of the enemy, and part of fortune alfo, are difpofed of by Saturn, 
lord of the afcendant ; and Mars, the natural fignificator of war, and 
lord of the Britifh admiral's houfe of fubftance and riches, is pofited 
in the afcendant, in trine to Scorpio, his own fign, in the ninth, the 
houfe of fea- voyages ; and, being alfo in his own triplicity, (hews that 
this voyage mall be profperous and important. This judgment is greatly 
Jtrengthened by the pofition of the propitious fixed ftar Fomahaut, 
in the firft houfe ; which, being of the nature of Venus and Mercury, 
and of the firft magnitude, and joined with Mars in Pifces, declares 
great riches, honour, and preferment, (hould be acquired by this voy- 
age, and fuch as mould place the noble commander above the frowns 
and malice of both his public and private enemies. 

The fign on the feventh houfe, and the intercepted fign Virgo, (hew 
the deftination of the fleet ; and the Sun and Mercury reprefent the 
enemies they (hall meet with ; and, as the lord of the feventh is pofited 
in a fign that has more planets within its degrees than one, fo it points 
out that the admiral (hall be engaged with more fleets than one. Here 
is alfo a moft remarkable rece'ption between Venus and Mars in exalta- 
tion; Mars being pofited in the fign of the exaltation of Venus, and 
Venus in the fign of the exaltation of Mars; and, as Venus is lady of the 
enemy's houfe of fubftance, this reception declares that the Britifh fleet 
will capture many rich and noble prizes, and make great havock with 
the fubftance or riches of the enemy. Mars being in fextile afpecl with 
the part of fortune, and the Sun lord of the feventh, fhews thefe prizes 
{hall be taken with much fighting. And that the victory (hall declare 
itfelf on the fide of the Englifh, is manifefted by Venus, fignificatrix 
of the enemy's fubftance, being difpofed of by Saturn, the lord of the 
afcendant, and fignificator of the Britim admiral. 
* After 



OF ASTROLOGY. 

After duly weighing the probal <lency of all thefe propitious 

afpecls. Moon, whofe influence is confiderable, 

is pofitrd in the dignities of Saturn ; and that Jupiter and Saturn difpofc 
11 the p!.ip. ;; in the figure; and likewife that Jupiter and Saturn 
are the grand iignificators of the Britifh admiral and fleet, I boldly af- 
firmed .ition would prove fortunate and fuccefsful, crowning 
its commanders, and all in icm, with honour, glory, and riches, 
and adding immortal fame to the annals of the Britifh page. This is a 
facl that has accordingly happened, and fuch as comes within the cogni- 
zance of every individual. 



QUESTION XV. On PLACES and PREFERMENTS. 

A gentleman who had for fome time been foliciting for promotion in 
the army, and having met with feveral unpleafant rebuffs, which made 
him almoft defpair of fuccefs, came to afk my opinion whether, if he 
perfevercd in his folieitations, he mould eventually obtain the prefer- 
ment he fo much defired. I gave my judgment of this queftion from 
the following figure. 




Promotion defired ? 

Mar. 25, nh.53m. A.M. 1782. 

9 hor. 

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Here 



370 AN- ILLUSTRATION 

Here the celeftial Crab afcends upon the horofcope, and the Moon, 
fignificatrix of the querent, is pofited in the fign Leo. The tenth houfe 
bears fignification of the querent's honour and promotion ; and the ele- 
venth denotes his friends and patrons. The Moon, lady of the afcend- 
ant, being pofited in the fecond houfe, out of all her eflential dignities, 
declares the querent to be in diftrefied circumflances, and that his failure 
hitherto has been greatly owing to the want of money. His patrons in 
the prefent bufinefs are defcribed by Venus, who being pofited in the 
fign Pifces, in every degree of her exaltation, (hews them to be of fuf- 
ficient weight and intereft to accomplifh his defires ; and as Venus is 
alfo in a propitious fextile afpe6l with Mars, and in trine to the afcend- 
ant, it indicates that his petition fliall be attended to, and his wifhes 
gratified. 

This judgment is abundantly confirmed by the following confidera- 
tions. The Sun is pofited in the medium cceli, the houfe of his ex- 
altation ; and the fortunate node of the Moon is conjoined with him 
in the tenth alfo, which is an irrefragable argument of honour and pre- 
ferment. It is alfo to be obferved, that the Sun is lord of the fecond 
houfe, and difpofes of the Moon, the querent's fignificatrix ; and thus 
mews that his preferment mould be in the military line. And as a 
watery fign rifes upon his afcendant, and occupies the cufp of his ninth 
houfe, and as Mercury, lord of his third houfe, is pofited in his ninth, 
it declares he (hall be fubjecl; to an employment upon water; and, being 
in Scorpio, a fixed fign, denotes the querent (hall be fubjecl; to a long 
continuance upon the water, and at a great diftance from home. Venus 
being likewife in the fame fign, in the triplicity of Mars, and Mars in 
the triplicity of Venus, and in fextile afpecl; of each other, denotes he 
fhall hereafter meet with a number of friends, and prove remarkably 
fortunate in his poft. This poft is reprefented by the fituation of the 
Moon in Leo, and Mars in Taurus, and the Sun in Aries, to be a com- 
mand on-board {hip, over foldiers or marines; and this he acknow- 
ledged was what he had been folicitinff for, and what I told him he would 

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certainly lucceed in. 

He then requefled me to afcertain the length of time in which I fup- 
pofed this command would be given him. I took notice of the degree 
the Moon was in, and what applications me had made. I obferved (he 
had lately been in trine afpecl of the Sun, which ftrongly prompted the 
querent to pufh forward for promotion ; and her next application, being 
to a trine with her fortunate node, declares this promotion (hall be 
very fhortly attained, though with difficulty, becaufe (he is at the fame 

time 



OF ASTROLOGY. 



37V 



time forming a quartile afperl with Mars, which fhows that fomc j 
Ion of conf< qucn ivouring to exclude him, in order v 

way for another prsfon. I further informed him, that the men under 
his command would prove faithful and obedient ; and that he himfelf 
would be fortunate and fuccefsful in executing his commiffion, and gain 
confiderable honour and applaafe. The truth of this prediction was very 
foon after exemplified in the rapid progrefs the querent made in all the 
acquirements or honour and profperity, and I have frequently had the 
pleafure of receiving his thanks for the information I gave him on the 
above occafion. 

QUESTION XVI. On IMPRISONMENT. 

A perfon of credit, during the late war, being taken up on fufpicion of 
giving private information to the enemy,and of aiding and aflifting in fuch 
a traiterous correfpondence, was committed for trial at the enfuing aflizes ; 
and his wife, under all the horrors of diflrefs and affliction, came to in- 
quire of me how the matter would terminate, whether her hufband would 
fuffer death, or be acquitted of the crime laid to his charge. The anxiety 
of the poor woman was a fufficient proof of the lincerity of her defire ; 
and therefore, having taken down the precife time of the day, I erected 
the following fcheme to refolve the queftion : 



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No. 19, 



Sagittarius 



372 AN ILLUSTRATION 

Sagittarius being upon thecufp of the afcendant, Jupiter is lord there- 
of, and the querent's fignifieator. Gemini defcends on the cufp of the 
feventh, and gives Mercury as fignificator of the hufband ; the twelfth 
houfe fignifies the prifon and the prifoner's profecutors ; the tenth houfe 
and its lord denote the judge ; and the fourth houfe declares the trial, 
or termination of the matter. 

Now Mercury, the lord of the feventh houfe. and fignificator of the 
hufband, is pofited in the twelfth, the houfe of imprifonment. and is dif- 
pofed of by Mars, the fignificator of private enemies, who is pofited in 
the tenth houfe, or medium cceli, which here fignifies the houfe of juf- 
tice and mercy. The afcendant denotes the prifoner's open enemies or 
accufers ; and as Jupiter is pofited therein, flrong, and in conjunclion of 
Saturn, lord of the fecond, it (hows his profecutors are perfons of rank 
and power, who are poflefled of every ability to carry on the profecution 
againft him. The Moon, lady of the houfe of death, being in the fourth, 
in trine to the afcendant, fhows that the accufation or indictment is of 
fuch a nature as threatens the prifoner's life. But finding the Dragon's 
Tail in the tenth, and the Part of Fortune in the fixth, difpofed of by 
Venus, and, at the fame time, in oppofition to Mercury, the prifoner's fig- 
nificator, I was clearly of opinion that the diftribution of money among 
thofe who appeared to be his friends would greatly tend to fave his life 
and facilitate his enlargement. 

Finding the Moon, lady of the eighth houfe of the figure, pofited in 
the fourth, and going to an oppofition of Mars and Venus, I hereby 
imagined the prifoner would run a great hazard of his life in attempting 
to efcape out of prifon, by being fired upon ; and this I found afterwards 
happened, though no farther mifchief enfued. I next confidered the ap- 
plication of the Moon, after her feparation from the above afpe&s ; and 
I found her going to a propitious trine afpecl with Jupiter, the fignificator 
of his enemies, and thence applying to an oppofition of the Sun, and 
to a fign of Saturn ; and as Saturn is lord of the eighth houfe, and the 
Moon lady of his fecond, I judged that he would efcape the hand of juf- 
tice by being admitted an evidence, which, in the courfe of a few months 
afterwards really happened, to the prefervation of his own life, and the 
deftruclion of that of his accomplice. 

Thus have I given fuflficient examples of the verity and utility of Af- 
trology in the queftionary way ; which though not of fo much import- 
ance, nor always attended with fo much certainty, as the genethliacal, 
yet is not to be wholly difregarded, fince in many cafes, as we have 

abundantly 



OF ASTROLOGY. 

abundantly fhown, it may fa fcly be relied on. I (hall, . therefore, difr- 
this part of the ieience, with once more- obfervtng, that horary quelli' 
fhould never be made u(e of when the cjin rent's naiivily (an bcnad; as 
ib much more certainty depends upon the one than upon the other, and 
of courfe ailo; fatisfaction to every pcrfon who bends his mind 

to the knowledge of futurity* 

Before I enter upon the management of nativities, it will not be im- 
proper, in this place, to give the rules by which the reader may be - 
abled to afcertain the kind of perfon each planet reprcfents when fignifi- 
cator, in all or any of the twelve figns of the zodiac. By the help of thefe, 
it is eafy to determine what kind of a perfon the new-born babe will be, 
when it arrives to the years of maturity ; and we can alfo, by the fame 
means, as truly defcribe the ilature, complexion, make, and difpofition, 
of a perfon we never law, provided the true time of birth be previoully 
known. Thefe rules are, therefore, abfolutely necelfary to be well under- 
flood by every pcrfon who is defirous of calculating a nativ ity. 

PERSONS defcribed by SATURN in the TWELVE SIGNS 

of the ZODIAC. 

SATURN in the fign Aries reprefents a perfon of frefh ruddy com- 
plexion, fpare and large-boned, full face, deep voice, dark hair, with 
little beard ; addicted to felf-commendation and praife ; and given to boaft- 
ing of valour and courageous undertakings, when there is but little caufe; 
being generally a contentious quarrelfome bravado, and confequently 
very ill-natured. 

Saturn in Taurus defcribes an uncomely perfon, of a heavy, lumpifh, 
aukward, appearance, with dark hair, rough (kin, middling ftature, of a 
rugged uneven difpofition, inclinable to vicious and fordid aftions, unlefs 
the fortunate liars, by their propitious rays, modify and temper this 
otherwile baneful influence. 

Saturn in Gemini reprefents a perfon of a moderately-tall ftature, of a 
dark fanguine complexion, oval vifage, and well-proportioned body, the 
hair either dark-brown or black. The native is generally very ingenious,, 
but unfortunate in molt of his undertakings ; his difpofition is naturally 
perverfe, fellifh, and crafty, and therefore warily to be dealt with. 

Saturn in Cancer denotes one of a weak and infirm conftitution of 
body, of a thin middling Ilature, rather ill-proportioned, and fometimes 

crooked^ 



374 



AN ILLUSTRATION 



crooked ; a pale meagre countenance, fad brown hair, and languid eyes ; 
of a morofe and jealous difpofition, leaning to vicious inclinations, and 
very deceitful in his dealings. 

Saturn in Leo gives a perfon of a moderate large flature, broad round 
fhoulders, wide cheft, light brown hair, of a furly auftere afpeft, rather 
lean, and hollow-eyed, large bones and mufcles, and bends or (loops 
forward in going. The qualities of the mind and difpofition are tolerably 
good, and carry an appearance of noblenefs and generofity ; though fome- 
what paflionate, and eager of revenge, but neither courageous nor valiant 
when put to the teft. 

Saturn, in Virgo reprefents a perfon of a tall fpare body, fwarthy com- 
plexion, dark brown or black hair, and much of it ; a long vifage, and 
iblid countenance, but generally an unfortunate perfon, much inclined to 
melancholy, and retaining anger long ; a projector of many curiofities to 
little purpofe, ftudious, fubtle, and referved ; and, unlefs fome other con- 
figurations of the planets contradict, is too much addifted to pilfering 
and indirect dealing. 

Saturn in Libra defcribes a perfon above the middle ftature, tolerably 
hand fome, brown hair, an oval fare, a large nofe and forehead, a mode- 
rately clear complexion, yet not beautiful; not willing to entertain low 
or mean thoughts of himfelf ; fomewhat prodigal in expences, and 
confequently rarely leave any confiderable eftate behind them for their 
children to enjoy ; they are eafily moved to controverfy and debate, and 
often come off victors. 

Saturn in Scorpio reprefents a perfon of a middling ftature, a fquare, 
thick, well-fet body, broad moulders, black or dark hair, and ufually 
fhort and thick ; very quarrelfome and contentious, delights to create 
mifchief, and to promote violent and dangerous actions, though to his 
detriment and infelicity. 

Saturn in Sagittarius ufually gives a full ftature, brown hair, the 
body very conformable and decent, the complexion not much amifs ; a 
difpofition fufficiently obliging, not courteous, but moderately frugal, 
rarely profufe, but fomewhat choleric, and by no means able to bear 
an affront, yet willing to do good to all, and fometimes too apt to com- 
ply, and rafhly make fuch promifes as cannot conveniently be performed 
without prejudice ; a real lover of his friend, and merciful to an enemy. 

Saturn 



OF ASTROLOGY. 

Saturn in ( < d perfon, with claik 

brown or black hair, a rough {kin, a middle (loture, r.iii. lined to 

brevity than tallnefs, an oblcun- {.ili'c.s-c :ion, little eye 

;;d an ill poflt, ">ing; for the qualities of the mind, Satui. 

poli ted and fignil; 'jeevifh, 

perfon, covetous of the goods ol tl. id to ufe many w< 

a lover of the earth. -11 thin , produced from thence, 

fearful, fubjecl to re' and rarely \\\:nto a reafonabK portion of 

gravity. 

Saturn in Aquarius reprefents a full feature, a large head and face, the 
body rather inclinable to corpulency than otherwife, dark brown hair, 
and a clear complexion, a fober graceful deportment, very affable and 
courteous, of an excellent fea rich ing fancy, and generally a very happy 
proficient in what he labours after, whether in fciences or curious arts; 
apt to conceit and think well of his own powers and abilities, and th 
fore fubject to no ill-becoming pride, but naturally a perfon of a very 
pregnant genius. 

Saturn in Pifces reprefents a perfon of a middle flature, pale com- 
plexion, with hair tending to blacknefs, a large head, and a full eye, 
Jometimes the teeth diftorted, not very comely, yet active, and too much 
inclined to diflimulation, contentious, malicious, and prone to many ill 
aclions, which abate as the perfon grows in years ; not loquacious, but 
very deliberate; in fine, it denotes an uncertain fickle perfon in moft 
things, one that is able to prefent a good outfide, but will prove in the 
end fraudulent and deceitful, and therefore warily to be confided in. 

PERSONS reprefented by JUPITER in each of the TWELVE SIGNS. 

JUPITER in Aries defcribes a middle-flatured perfon, of a ruddy com- 
plexion, with light brown or flaxen hair, quick and piercing eyes, a high 
nofe, and fome times pimples in the face, an oval vifage, the body ra- 
ther lean than corpulent ; but generally a perfon of a noble and free 
difpofition, one that loves a good outfide, and to demean himfelf with 
much generofity amongfl his friends and affociates, and confequently very 
obliging and complacent. 

Jupiter in Taurus gives a perfon of a middle flature, well fet, a Avar- 
thy complexion, brown rugged -hair, fomewhat curling or frizzled, a 
well-compaded body, but not decent, the difpofition reafonably good, 

No. 19. 4 X 



376 AN ILLUSTRATION 

the judgment found, and a perfon of no contemptible deportment ; a 
lover of the female fex, and generally good-natured, and free to fuch 
objects as deferve chanty and companion. 

Jupiter in Gemini reprefents a decent well-compofed body, with fan- 
guine complexion not very clear, a perfon above a middle ftature, rather 
tall than otherwife, brown hair; full becoming eyes, a graceful deport- 
ment, very affable and courteous, a gentle, mild,- obliging, perfon, an 
admirer of the female fex, efpecially thofe of the moft refined wit and 
beauty, a general lover of learning; but, if Jupiter be near violent fixed 
flars, it renders the perfon rafh and unftable in his actions, and confe- 
quently inimical to himfelf, and unacceptable to others. 

Jupiter in Cancer gives a perfon of a middle Mature, a pale, unwhole- 
fome, fickly, complexion, flefhy, or inclinable to corpulency, dark- 
brown hair and oval face, and the body moitly difproportioned ; a bufy 
loquacious perfon, too apt to intermeddle with other men's affairs, con- 
ceited and high, has no mean thoughts of his own abilities, a great lover 
of women, fortunate by water, and delights to be thereon, and yet a per- 
fon of very little courage or valour, unlels his fignificator be well beheld 
of Mars. 

Jupiter in Leo reprefents a ftrong well-proportioned body, tall of fta- 
ture, light-brown or yellowifh curling hair, ruddy complexion, full eye, 
and a perfon fufficiently comely ; in difpofition very noble-minded, cou- 
rageous, magnanimous, lofty, delighting in valiant warlike aclions and 
achievements, he proves a terror to his enemies, and a perfon that fcorns 
to bend to an adverfary, but will encounter with any danger or hazard 
for the fake of honour. 

Jupiter in Virgo gives a perfon*of a reafonable full ftature, brown hair 
tending to blackriefs, ruddy complexion, 'but not fair or clear, a well- 
built perfon, and one we term handfome, having a due proportion and 
conformity in all the members ; in difpofition fomewhat choleric, and 
ambitious of honour, inclinable to boafting, ftudious, yet covetous, and 
through rafhnefs fubjecl to lofles in flate; in fine, not eafily wrought up- 
on by any perfon. 

Jupiter in Libra perfonates a complete body, and inviting countenance, 
a moil clear complexion, a full eye, an upright ftature, rather tall than 
otherwife, not grofs but (lender, an oval face, light-brown hair, fome- 

times 



O F A S T R O L O G Y. 377 

times flaxen, fubjecl to pimples in the face; of very mild difpofition and 
winning bt h;< Teat delighter in no, ; and rccr 

obliging to all peifoir, : and conic qucntly gains much honour and cl- 
01. 

Jupiter in Scorpio repr | perfon of middle ftature, a well-com- 

pacted A'n hair, a full flrdiy lace, a dull complexion ; but in 

difpofition, a lofty, proud, ambitious, perfon; one that defines and endea- 
vours i rule over his equal.'., ivfolute, and ill-natured, covet' 
and guilty of ton much fubtlcty in all his actions; and therefore ought 
\varily to be dealt with by thofc who fhall be concerned with fuch a 
perfon. 

Jupiter in Sagittarius gives an upright tall flature of body, chefnut- 
coloured hair, oval face, ruddy complexion, much beard, a good eye, 
a perfon every way decently cornpofed ; in difpofition very courteous 
and affable, of a moft noble graceful deportment and behaviour, juft in 
all his aclions, and injurious to none, generally a great lover of horfes ; 
and, in fire, a moft accomplifhed perfon, deferring commendation and 
more than ordinary refpetl from all perfons with whom he converfes 
and affociates. 

Jupiter in Capricorn gives a mean flature of body, a pale complexion, 
thin face, little head, not much beard, a fmall weakly perfon generally, 
yet ingenious ; brown hair, fometimes the beard lighter of colour than 
the hair of the head ; in qualities and concjitions not very commendable, 
low fpirited, peevifh, not very ative, nor fortunate in trie world, unlefs 
fome other teflimonies affift ; in fine, a very helplefs, indigent, harmlefs, 
perfon. 

Jupiter in Aquarius perfonates a middle flature, brown hair, indif- 
ferently well fet, a clear complexion, rather a corpulent body than other- 
wife, and well-compa6led ; in difpofition cheerful and affable, hurtful 
to none, but obliging to all, delights in decent and moderate recreation, 
very juft and merciful, even to thofe that are enemies ; in fhort, a very 
good-humoured, laborious, induflrious, perfbn, rarely guilty of any ex- 
travagance, but generally of a very commendable difpohtion and deport- 
ment. 

Jupiter in Pifces defcribes a perfon of a middling ftature, of a dark 
complexion, flefhy body, and light-brown hair, a harmlefs creature, yet 

ftudious 



378 AN ILLUSTRATION 

ftudious in profound matters, and endowed with very excellent natural 
parts and acquirements, fortunate upon the water, and one that gains love 
from thofe he hath converfation with ; fometimes proves a reafonable 
good friend, and delights in good company, if the Moon dart her quar- 
tile or oppofite afpefts. 

Jupiter ufually fignifies good teeth, as Saturn doth the contrary, and 
fometimes produces fome apparent mark in the fore-teeth :- Jupiter, in an 
airy fign, gives broad fore-teeth :, in a fiery fign, crooked, or diilorted ; 
in an earthy fign, foul teeth ; but, in a watery fign, the teeth decay fud- 
denly, and grow black or rotten, and this the more certain if Jupiter be 
in any badafpecl of Saturn or Mars, or in conjunction with the Dragon's 
Tail. 

When Jupiter is figniflcator, and pofited in a watery fign, the perfon 
is fat and comely ; in an airy fign, more ftrong and corpulent, with a 
decent comelinefs and proportion of body ; in an earthy fign, a well- 



com- 



pofed body, not fat nor lean, but a mediocrity, provided he has not much 
latitude, and in no afpeft with other planets ; but, if in a fiery fign, the 
body is rather fquare than corpulent. If Jupiter be hVnificator, and po- 

r i r i r i r v i r -\ 

lited in a watery iign, the perion has iome impediment in his ipeech, or 
f peaks with great deliberation : this is the more certain, if in quartile or 
oppofition to Mercury. 

PERSONS defcribed by MARS in each of the TWELVE SIGNS. 

MARS in Aries reprefents a perfon of a middle ftature, of a fwarthy 
complexion, well let, large bones, light hair, or fometimes red and curl- 
ing, and an auflere countenance ; if Mars be occidental, the complexion 
is more ruddy, and the body more fmooth; if oriental, the perfon is tall- 
er of ftature, and the complexion not fo fwarthy, and it renders the na- 
tive more comely and valiant; in difpofition, Mars in Aries ever (hows 
a bold, confident, undaunted, perfon, choleric, lofty, defirous to bear rule 
over others, and fcorns to fubjecl himfelf to any perfon ; a true lover of 
war, and often gains preferment and great advantage thereby. 

Mars in Taurus gives a middle-ftatured perfon, well fet, rather fhort 
than tall, pretty corpulent, of no clear complexion, brown or black rug- 
ged hair, a broad face, wide mouth, generally a well-fet body, fometimes 
ruddy, and marked in the face ; it reprefents a profligate perfon, one that 
gives himfelf much liberty in all manner of vicious actions, as gaming, 

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king, wenching, Sec. and, in fine, ft very fVcacherous, debaucl. 
ill-natured, unfonimatC, peilon, unlef.s the i pofc tl. 

irirn.iiv :ays. If M near the Ti /:; i, ag- 

Mars in Gemini [ ' >nably t.ill flalure, Mark or 1/rown 

hair; the beginning- of rn gives it lighter; if j; 

baran, the complexion is tending to (; . the body well p. :on- 

ed, and the members conformable, but a very un(< ilon m moil 

of his aclions, yet ingenious in many things, though unfoittu all; 

and generally lives in ibmc mean condition, fhiiting here and there, ex- 
ercifing his wits for a livelihood. 

Mars in Cancer gives a fhort perfon, of bad complexion, brown hair, 
and much of it ; a difproportioned body, (ometimes crooked, and the 
condition of the mind for the moil part as crooked; a dull fottiih perfon, 
of few or no commendable actions, unfortunate, always engaged in fome 
fervile or mean employment, and is rarely capable of better. 

Mars in Leo gives a ftrong able-bodied perfon, of a fun-burnt com- 
plexion, tall, with light flaxen hair, large limbs, and great eyes; a hafty 
choleric perfon, whole pafiion too often over-fways his reafon ; delights 
in warlike exercifes, as (hooting, riding, fighting, &c. but naturally a 
noble, generous, free-fpirited, perfon, efpecially to fuch as obferve him, 
and endeavour to oblige him. 

Mars in Virgo gives a middle-flatured well-proportioned body, black 
or dark brown hair, the complexion iwarthy, and fometimes a fear or 
blemiih in the face ; a haRy revengeful perfon, too fubjeft to pafTion, and 
apt to retain an injury a long time in his memory ; very humourfome, 
and ditticult to be pleafed ; conceited, but generally unfortunate in all or 
moft of his aclions. 

Mars in Libra gives a well-proportioned body, fomewhat tall, light- 
brown hair, oval face, and fanguine complexion ; a brifk cheerful a f peel, 
a lover of the female fex, conceited of his own abilities, inclinable to 
boafting, delights in noble recreations, loves neatnefs in his apparel, and 
is generally beloved of vomen, but often to his prejudice. 

Mars in Scorpio gives a well-fet middle ftature, black curling hair, 

broad face, corpulent body, and fwarthy complexion ; in difpofuion a 

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very ill-humoured perfdh, paffionate, quarrelfome, unsociable, rafh, re- 
vengeful, and ungrateful ; but, notwithflanding his ill-nature, he has 
fome goo'd qualities intermixed with them ; a perfon of quick and ready 
apprehenfion, and becomes excellent in any thing his active fancy leads 
him to the infpeclion of. 

Mars in Sagittarius gives a tall perfon, with a well-proportioned body 
neatly compacted, fangukie complexion, brown hair, oval vifage, quick 
eye, a perfon of a large heart, and of a choleric hafly difpofition, yet a 
cheerful, merry, jovial, companion, aftive, courageous, loquacious, de- 
lights in neatnefs, and loves to hear himfelf applauded by others, and is, 
in fine, of no contemptible humour or temper. 

Mars in Capricorn gives a mean flature, a lean body, an ill complexion, 
and black lank hair, a thin face, little head, but an ingenious perlbn, and 
of a refolute good difpofnion, a penetrating fancy, and generally very for- 
tunate, and happy in moft of his undertakings. 

Mars in Aquarius defcribes one of a well-compofed body, reafonably 
corpulent, reddifh or fandy-coloured hair, a moderately clear complexion, 
middle ilature, but of a turbulent fpirit, too much addicled to contro- 
verfy, many times to the detriment of body and eftate, if other teftimo- 
nies do not occur. 

Mars in Pifces gives a mean-ftatured perfon, rather fhort and flefhy 
than otherwife, no handfome body nor good complexion, a light brown 
or fair flaxen hair, a fottifh kind of debauched perfon, very dull and flu- 

Eid, yet a lover of women, a mere diffembler, an idle companion, not a 
iend to himfelf or others. 

If Mars be in conjunction, quartile, or oppofition, of Saturn, or with 
the Dragon's Tail, and they in angles, then the native is more fierce and 
violent ; in fiery figns he i choleric and hafty, and many times hath a 
falling in of the cheeks ; in other figns the face is more full and flefhy ; 
Mars in earthy figns renders the native of a fullen temper, not courteous 
or affable ; in airy figns, more free and obliging; in watery figns, fome- 
what flupid and fottifh, unlefs he be well beheld of Jupiter, Sol, or Luna; 
their friendly afpecls do fomething meliorate the aforefaid fignifications, 
which muft be warily confidered by the ingenious artifl in his judg- 
ment; as alfo the nature of thofe fixed (tars that are joined to the par- 
ticular fignificator. 

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PERSONS defcribrd by the MOON in each of the TWELVE SIGNS. 

The MOON in Aii- ibes a perfon of an indifferent flature of 

body, a round light brown or flaxen hair, n afonably corpulent or 

fled' ! complexion; m difpofition a mutable 

.1, and pafiionalc, ambitious of honour, and of an afpiring 
fancy, but rarely (oitunate, or at lead continues but a flion time in fucn 
a condition. 

The Moon in Taurus gives a well- compo fed body, of a middle flature, 
rather inclinable to brevity, a corpulent flrong body, of no clear com- 
plexion, brown or black hair; a perfon of a gentle difpofition and oblig- 
ing temper, of fober carriage and deportment, juft in all his acli 
and confequcntly gains refpcft from all perfons he converfes with ; and 
alfo eafily attains preferment in the world, fuitable to his degree and 
quality of birth. 

The Moon in Gemini perfonates a well-compofed body, and tall, 
brown hair, good complexion, not fanguine or pale, but between both; 
the members well proportioned, and the body very upright and comely; 
the difpofition not commendable, but rather offennve; an ingenious fub- 
tlc perfon, remarkably crafty, yet generally unfortunate, unlels other tef- 
timonies aflift. 

The Moon in Cancer reprefents a middle-ftatured perfon, well-pro- 
portioned and flefhy, a round full face, brown hair, pale dufkifh com- 
plexion ; in difpofition flexible, jocular, and pleafant ; often addicted to 
good fellow fhip, very harmlefs, and generally well beloved ; fortunate in 
moft affairs, yet mutable and uncertain in his refolves, but free from paf- 
fion or rafh actions. 

The Moon in Leo denotes a perfon fomewhat above the middle ftature, 
a well-proportioned body, flrong and large -boned, fanguine complexion, 
light brown hair, full faced, large eyes ; in difpofition a Jofty, proud, 
afpiring, perfon, very ambitious of honour, defirous to bear rule over 
others, but abhors fervitude or fubjetion, and rarely proves a fortunate 
perfon. 

The Moon in Virgo fignifies a perfon fomething above the middle fta- 
ture, brown or black hair, an oval face, fomewhat of a ruddy com- 
plexion ; in difpofition an ingenious perfon, melancholy, very referved, 
covetous, unfortunate, and rarely performs any commendable a6tion. 

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382 AN ILLUSTRATION 

The Moon in Libra fignifies a well-compofed body, neatly compared, 
moderately tall of ftaturc, fmooth light brown hair, and fanguine com- 
plexion mixed with white; the difpohtion no lefs pleafant, a very jocund 
perfon, a lover of mirth and recreation, as alfo very well refpefted of the 
female fex in general. If a woman, (he will be admired, or at lead court- 
ed by many lovers ; yet fubjel to misfortunes, unlefs Venus be well 
placed, and in good afpe6l to the Sun, Moon, or Jupiter. 

The Moon in Scorpio reprefents an ill-fafhioned perfon, thick and 
fhort, flefhy, and of a very obfcure complexion^, brown or black hair, 
and, in mort, a very ill-difpofed perfon, and rarely qualified with any 
good humours ; fottifh, malicious, and treacherous, unlefs alleviated with 
good education, or the Moon be in ibme good afpe6l of the fortunes ; if 
a female, (he rarely lives free from fevere cenfure, and not without de- 
fert, except the Moon be befriended by fome benevolent configuration of 
good planets. 

The Moon in Sagittarius gives an handfome well-proportioned body, 
an oval face, bright brown hair, and fanguine complexion ; a generous 
free-fpirited perfon, paflionate for a fhort time, ambitious, aiming at 
great things, generally of an obliging temper, and confequently gains 
refpecl of fuch perfons as he or Ihe aflociates with. 

The Moon in Capricorn fignifies a perfon of a low ftature, and of an 
ill complexion, a fpare thin body and face, brown or black hair ; fome- 
times a defecl or weaknefs in the knees, and at beft no ftrong-bodied per- 
fon ; one of fmall activity or ingenuity ; inclinable notwithftanding to 
debauchery and mean actions, which renders him a perfon of but low 
efteem ; yet, if the Moon receives the friendly rays of Jupiter, the Sun, 
or Venus, from good places of the figure, the difpofition is thereby much 
correcled. 

The Moon in Aquarius gives a perfon of a middle Mature, not tall or 
mort, but between both ; the body well proportioned, but rather cor- 
pulent ; brown hair, and clear fanguine complexion ; an ingenious per- 
lon, of a very affable courteous difpofition, inoffenfive to all, loves cu- 
rious and moderate recreation, apt for invention, which confequently 
fhows an aclive fancy, a pregnant brain, and is rarely guilty of any un- 
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brown, tlu ; mtu !i <l lifr!nm; 1:1 

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and in '.jfivant p! null alio ; 

fi(k-n-d of all the planets 111 their particular di^n: ially of 

the difpofition and qualities of the mind, tiiiiM^ho'it all the tw 

us. 

PERSONS reprefented by VENUS in each of the TWELVE S 

Venus in Aries gives a middle ftature, rather (lender than gro 
died, light hair, and ufually fome marks or fears in the face, 
complexion, but generally a very unfortunate pcnlive perfon, nei 
lucky to himfelf, or to any other he has concerns with, the reafon is* 
becaufe Venus receives her detriment in Aries. 

Venus in Taurus gives a comely perfon, of mean ftature, a ruddy com- 
plexion, but not clear, brown hair, and plump body, not grofs, but de- 
cently compofed, a mild-tempered perfon, of a winning difpofition, for- 
tunate in mod of his actions ; injurious to none, but rather obliging to 
all, thereby gaining a general refpect from molt perfons he converfes 
with. 

Venus in Gemini ufually gives a perfon above a middle ftature, reafon- 
ably tall, a flender well-compofed {trait body, brown hair, and a mo- 
derately-clear complexion; in difpofition a good-humoured loving per- 
fon, very liberal to fuch as appear fit objects of charity, and is eafily 
wrought upon to do good, being a lover of all juft aclions, and rarely 
guilty of any thing which is difhonourable or unworthy. 

Venus in Cancer generally reprefents a fhort ftature, round face, fick- 
ly pale complexion ; light-coloured hair, and a reafonably corpulent bo- 
dy ; in difpofition an idle llothful perfon, too much addicted to good 
fellowfhip and recreations of the meaner fort; but puts the beft fide 
outward, and fee ins to be in earned when he is not ; in fine, it (hews a 
very mutable inconftant perlon in moft of his aclions. 

Venus in Leo gives a reafonably tall perfon, and the members well 

compacted, clear complexion, round face, full eye, fometimes freckles 

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in the face, light brown or flaxen hair, and many times of a fandy red ; 
in difpofition not to be difliked, moderately paflionate, foon angry, and 
quickly appeafed ; of a generous free difpofition, a little addicted to pride, 
but not in the extreme ; often indifpofed in body, but not much preju- 
diced thereby ; a fociable good-humoured perfon in general. 

Venus in Virgo gives a tall well-proportioned body, an oval face, fad 
brown or black hair, dark complexion, an ingenious perfon and a good 
orator, but fomewhat unfortunate in molt of his affairs ; a fubtle aftive 
perfon, of an srfpiring fancy, but rarely attains his defires. 

Venus in Libra gives an upright tall perfon, a decent compofed bo- 
dy, and a conformity in all the members ; fanguine complexion, brown 
hair, fometimes freckles in the face, and dimples in the cheeks ; in dif- 
pofition, a perfon of an obliging deportment, and generally well beloved 
of moft he has any dealings or converfation with. 

Venus in Scorpio reprefents a well-fet body, reafonably corpulent, a 
broad face, dufkifh complexion, and fad brown or black hair ; but in 
difpofition a very debauched perfon, too fubjecl to contention and en- 
vy ; guilty of many vicious actions, and this the rather if Venus hap- 
pens to be in any ill afpecl: with Saturn or Mars. 

Venus in Sagittarius gives a perfon rather tall than otherwife, of a 
moderate clear complexion, tending to fanguine, brown hair, oval 
vifage, and a very proportionable body in general ; in difpofition very 
generous, one that aims at no mean or bafe things; a commendable 
deportment, fomething proud, and a little paflionate ; yet in general of 
a good temper, and no way to be difliked, delighting in harmlels re- 
creations ; and, in fine, a very obliging fortunate perfon. 

Venus in Capricorn reprefents a mean flature, rather inclining to 
brevity than otherwife ; of a pale fickly complexion, thin faced, dark 
hair tending to black ; in difpofition none of the befl, a general lover 
of women; or, if a woman, a delighter in the courtfhip and dalliance 
of men ; one that loves pleafure ; not fortunate, but too fubjecl; to 
change his flation, and fuffer fudden cataftrophes in his affairs. 

Venus in Aquarius perfonates a handfome decent-compofed body, 
reafonably corpulent, clear complexion, and brown hair generally, but 
fometimes of a flaxen colour; in quality and difpoiition exceeding good 

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and commendable ; a very affable courteous perfon, inclinable to 
or no vicious a iiat loves civil recreation, a peaccabh 

perfon, obliging to all, ito in his affairs, and well ted by 

his friends and acquaintance in general. 

Venus in Pifces perfonates a middle-flatured body, of a mode 
good complexion, between pale and ruddy, a round face, brown hair, 
fometimes flaxen, with a dimple in the chin, a flefhy plump pcribn ; 
in difpofition a good-humoured creature, jufl in his actions, very -mild 
and peaceable : ingenious, but fomewhat mutable in his refolutions, 
and moderately fortunate in the world. 

PERSONS defcribed by MERCURY in each of the TWELVE SIGNS. 

MERCURY in Aries gives a body of a mean flature, fpare and thin, an 
oval face, light-brown hair, fubjecl to curling ; no clear complexion, 
a very ill-diipofed mind, and much addifted to theft, and fuch Jike un- 
worthy actions. 

Mercury in Taurus gives a perfon neither tall or very (hort of fiati: 
but a well-fet corpulent body, of a fwarthy fun-burnt complexion, 
brown hair, fhort and thick ; in difpofition a very flothful idle .perfon, 
one that loves his eafe and his belly well, and takes pleafure amongfl 
women to his own detriment and misfortune. 

Mercury in Gemini gives a reafonably tall perfon, an upright flrait 
body, every way well compofed, brown hair, and good complexion ; 
in difpofition very ingenious, a good orator, and fornetimes becomes a 
very cunning lawyer, or a perfon dealing in books, &c. In fhort, Mer- 
cury in Gemini gives a perfon that well underftands his own intereft, 
and is rarely overcome by the moil fubtle politician, nor deluded by the 
mofl crafty knave that he may have occafion to encounter with ; but 
generally out-wits the moft cunning fophiflry, efpecially if Mercury be 
"no way airlifted. 

Mercury in Cancer perfonates a low or fhort flature of body, of an 
ill complexion, fad hair, thin face, fharp nofe, and little eyes; and in 
difpofition a mere diffembler, a fottifh kind of pot-companion, and 
light-lingered; allb an ill-natured perfon, unlefs the Moon and Jupiter 
be in good afpecl with Mercury. 

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Mercury in Leo gives a perfon of a pretty large Mature of body, but 
no clear complexion, rather fwarthy or fun burnt, light brown hair, 
round face, full eye, and a broad or high nofe ; in difpofition a hafty, 
choleric, proud, conceited, perfon, ambitious of honour, a boaiter, and' 
too often fubjecl to contention. 

Mercury in Virgo defcribes a tall, {lender, well-proportioned, perfon, 
dark brown or. black hair, no clear complexion ; a long vifage, and 
an auMere afpel ; in difpofition and qualities of mind a molt ingenious 
perfon, a profound wit, and fearching fancy, capable of attaining divers, 
languages, befides other rare accomplishments ; and this in a greater 
degree, provided Mercury be free from affliction. But it mud be under- 
Mood, that every perfon who has Mercury for their fignificator, and 
fo pofited, muM not expecl fuch qualifications, for the capacity of birth, 
parents, and education, mult alfo be confidered, and guide every judi- 
cious artiM in his judgment. 

Mercury in Libra defcribes a decent compofed body, rather tall than 
otherwife, light-brown fmooth hair, ruddy or fanguine complexion, 
the body reafonably corpulent; in difpofition. a very juM and virtuous 
perfon, prudent, a lover and promoter of learning. In fhort, a perfon 
mofl happily qualified with both natural and acquired accomplilh- 
inents. 

Mercury in Scorpio gives a perfon of a mean flature, well fet, broad 
Ihoulders, fwarthy complexion, brown hair curling, with an ill com- 
pofed body ; fuch a perfon is very fubtle, a lover of the female fex, in- 
clinable to company, and does many a6ls of good fellowfhip, ingenious,, 
and Mudious for the promotion of his own intereit. 

Mercury in Sagittarius perfonates a tall Mature, a well-fhaped body, 
not corpulent, but rather large-boned and fpare, an oval face, brown 
hair, ruddy complexion, and large nofe ; for qualities and conditions, 
paffionate, but foon appeafed ; too rafti in his actions, which many times 
occafion his own detriment, but good-conditioned in general, and de- 
lights in noble things, yet rarely attains his ends. 

Mercury in Capricorn fignifies a perfon of mean Mature, thin face, 
brown hair, and duikifh complexion, fometimes bow-legged, or fome 
defeft in thofe members ; in difpofition peevifli, difcontented, and un- 
fortunate, unlefs other teftimonies concur ; in fine, an impotent dejecled 
perfon, 

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Mercury in Aquarius denotes a perfon of an indifferent flatur 
body, reafbnably corpulent and flefhy, a good clear complexion, brown 
liair, full face; in difpofition an ingenious obliging perfon, inclinable 
to the fludy of arts and fciences, of a pregnant wit, and apt to find out 
many curious inventions. 

Mercury in Pifces gives a perfon of a low ftature, brown hair, thin 
face, of a pale and Tickly complexion, generally very hairy upon the 
body ; in difpofition a repining difconfblate perfon, yet a lover of wo- 
men, and addited to drinking; and confequently the greateft cnenv. 
himfelf. 

PERSONS defcribed by the SUN in each of the TWELVE SIGNS. 

The Sun pofited in Aries, which is accounted his exaltation, defcribes 
a perfon of a reafonable ftature of body, ftrohg and well compofed, a 
good complexion, though not very clear, light hair, flaxen, or yellowHh; 
a noble fpirit, very courageous and valiant ; delights in all warlike ac- 
tions, gains victory and honour thereby ; appears a terror to his enemies, 
and makes himfelf famous in his generation, fometimes even beyond 
his capacity of birth. 

The Sun in Taurus reprefents a fhort well-fet perfon, with brown 
hair, not very comely, a dark complexion, wide mouth, great nofe, 
broad face, a good confident bold perfon, fufficiently ftrong, and not a 
little proud, delighting much in oppofing others, and generally becomes 
conqueror. 

The Sun in Gemini reprefents a well-proportioned body, of fanguine 
Complexion, above the middle ftature, brown hair, a perfon of a good 
difpofition, affable and courteous to all, not very fortunate in any af- 
fairs, fubjel to the checks and controlment of others, and patiently 
pa lies over (light abufes, which fliows him to be a very mild-tempered 
peribn. 

The Sun in Cancer perfonates or reprefents a mean ftature, of an ill 
complexion, with fome deformity in the face, very unhealthy afpeft, 
brown hair, and an ill-proportioned body, but very harmlefs and inno- 
cent, cheerful, and a lover of the females ; alfo an admirer of mufic, 
dancing, and fuch kind of recreations ; but cares not to follow any em- 
ployment, to all kinds of which he appears indifpofed and aver 

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The Sun in Leo gives a ftrong well-proportioned perfon, of a very 
fanguine complexion, light brown or yellowifh hair, full face, and large 
eyes, fometimes a mark or fear in the face ; a very honeft perfon, faith- 
ful to his friends, punctual in the performance of his promife, yet de- 
lights to take his pleafure, is ambitious of honour, whether in war or 
otherwife ; and ufually promotes all things in order thereto. 

The Sun in Virgo gives a perfon fomewhat above the middle Mature, 
a well-proportioned body, not corpulent, but rather (lender ; good com- 
plexion ; the hair brown, and much of it ; in difpofition an ingenious 
cheerful perfon, enjoying all decent recreations, particularly thofe which 
delight the ear and the palate. 

The Sun in Libra gives an upright ftrait body, an oval face, and 
ruddy cheerful complexion, light hair, full eyes, and fometimes pimples 
in the face; a very unfortunate perfon in all or moll of his aciions, 
efpecially in warlike affairs ; for therein he is fure to come off with dif- 
honour, if he efcapes other dangers, unlefs his fignificator be befriended 
by fome potent benign planet. 

The Sun in Scorpio gives a fquare body, full face, cloudy complexion, 
fun-burnt, brown hair, a very plump flemy body in general ; in difpo- 
fition an ingenious perfon, but of a rugged nature ; ambitious of honour ; 
one that would not willingly admit of an equal ; fortunate upon the 
feas, or in the practice of phyfic. 

The Sun in Sagittarius gives a tall, well-proportioned, comely, perfon, 
with an oval vifage, fanguine complexion, and light-brown hair ; for 
qualities and difpofition, a very lofty proud-fpirited perfon ; aiming at 
great things, and too fevere in the exercife of his power ; yet fome ho- 
nourable exploits are performed by him, which add much to his com- 
mendation, and render him confpicuous. 

The Sun in Capricorn ufually reprefents a mean ftature, a fickly com- 
plexion, brown hair not curling, an oval face, a fpare thin body, not 
decently compofed, but rather a difproportion in the members thereof; 
in difpofition very juft in his aclions, thereby gaining love and friend- 
Ihip ; fometimes paffionate, a favourer of the female fex, and, in general, 
a good-humoured perfon to thofe he hath converfation with. 

The Sun in Aquarius defcribes a perfon of a middle ftature, a corpu- 
lent body, decently compofed, a round full face, light brown hair, and 

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generally a clear complexion ; the difpofition moderately good, but fub- 
jefl to oitcntation, and dcfirous to bear rule, but free from malicious 
aclions againit any one. 

The Sun in Pifces gives a pcrfon ratlier ftiort of ftature ; a round face, 
and an indifferent good complexion ; light brown hair, fomctimes flaxen, 
a reafonably plump or corpulent body ; a general lover of the female 
fex, and of all kinds of pleafure ; addicls himielf to gaming and feafting, 
many times to his own detriment ; vet a perfon very harmlels to others, 
and one who injures none but himfelf, which he often docs by too much 
extravagance and prodigality. 

Brief OBSERVATIONS in drawing a Defcription from the PLANET 
that is LORD of the ASCENDANT. 

I. If no planet be in afpeft with the lord of the afcendant, then judge 
of the native by the lord of the afcendant wholly, without any regard 
to the fign in which he is pofited. 

II. If the lord of the afcendant be retrograde, or in his fall or detri- 
ment, then defcribe the native with due reference to the nature of that 
Cgn in which he is fo pofited. 

III. If the lord of the afcendant behold the afcendant at the time of 
birth, then judge of the native by the quality of the fign upon the cufp 
of the afcendant. 

IV. If two planets happen to be in afpeft with the afcendant, take 
your judgment from him who is moft perfect in partile, and pofited in 
his own houfe, rather than from him who is in his exaltation. Thefe 
obfervations are to be confideredas well in regard to the difuofition and 
qualities of the mind as in the defcription and formation of the body. 



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The ART of CALCULATING NATIVITIES 

made PLAIN and EASY. 

A NATIVITY, or Geniture, is the very moment of birth, or precife 
time of the . child's coming into the world, and in which he is 
made a vifible member of the creation. In this moment it is that the 
Itars begin to acl and operate their influence upon the new-born infant, 
by the power or intervention of thofe angels who rule and govern the 
conftellations then level with the horizon, or that afcend upon the ho- 
rofcope, according to that laying of St. Jerome, in his comment upon 
the eighteenth chapter of St. Matthew, where he fays, Great is the dig- 
nity of fouls > for every one at their Jirft coming into the world have an an- 
gel appointed for their cujlpdy and f of ety. And, as it is from thefe confi- 
gurations that we are enabled to point out the incidents of the native's 
future life, fo is it abfolutely neceflary that the very inftant of birth 
fhould be well and minutely afcertained, in order to arrive at correclnefs 
and certainty in thefe fpeculations. It muft be obvious to every one, 
that the celeftial bodies are in perpetual motion, and therefore every 
quarter of an hour muft confiderably vary their pofition ; as does alfo 
different parallels from any one given point of the heavens ; and hence 
it is that the latitude, as well as the true time of birth, becomes fo abfo- 
lutely neceffary in calculating or bringing up the dire61ions of a 
nativity. 

By knowing the place of birth, the latitude is eafily afcertained ; 
but to determine the precife time of a native's emerging from the womb 
is a circumftance that has been always found difficult and precarious ; 
not only on account of the inattention of nurfes and midwives to this 
moft interefting event, but alfo by reafon of the difference and uncer- 
tainty of almoft all clocks, watches, and dials, in reference to the 
Sun. Wherefore the ancient profeflbrs of this art, to remove the 
errors in the common or eftirnate time of birth, have contrived fe- 
veral ways of rectifying a nativity ; and have given fuch rules for this 
purpofe, that the true time of birth may be thereby correclly afcertain- 
ed. This rectification may be effected three different ways ; firft, by 
the Trutinam Hermelis, or Trutine of Hermes ; fecondly, by the Ani- 
moder of Ptolomy ; and, thirdly, by the natural accidents of the native. 
Thefe three methods I (hall explain fully, when I come to treat of the 
reftif cations of nativities; fuffice it here to fay, that the method moflly 
in ufe, and which is found liable to the kaft error, particularly in the 

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OFASTROLOGY. 391 

genitures of grown perfons, is that of rectifying by fuch accidents as 
might have befallen them during their paft life. 

As the doctrine of nativities is the very effence of Aflrology, and the 
principal criterion by which mankind will judge of the utility and rca- 
fonablenefs of the fcience, it will be requifitc for me in this place to be 
as plain and circumftantial as pofllble. It cannot be unentertaining, nor 
wholly ufelefs, even to a commom reader, much lefs to thofe who mean to 
fludy the art, to know the true grounds upon which this part of the 
fcience is founded ; together with thofe afpects or configurations at 
birth, from which our predictions are framed ; and the time alfo when 
their influence and effects will vifibly operate upon the body or affairs 
of the native. In elucidating this fubject, I (hall be principally guided 
by the Quadripartite of the great Ptolomy the truth and excellency 
of whofe doctrine th? experience of many ages, and the obfervation of 
the moft intelligent profeffors of this art, have fully eftabliflied and 
confirmed. 

It is manifeft to the moft fuperficial obferver, that a certain fecrct 
power is diffufed through all things that are near the earth, according 
to the nature and properties of the firmament, and circumambient 
air, and to the power and influence of the luminaries and other cc- 
leftial bodies. The Sun, being the fuperior luminary and the foun- 
tain of life, governs all things that bear relation to the earth, not only 
by varying the feafons, and bringing to perfection the feeds of animals, 
and the fruitfulnefs of plants, the flowing of waters and the mutation 
of bodies, but alfo the changes of the day, of heat and moifture, of 
drynefs and cold, as it hath refpect to the meridian, or mid-heaven. 
The Moon nlfo, being neareft to the earth, diftils down an amazing in- 
fluence, by which things animate and inanimate are affected and changed. 
Rivers are augmented and diminiflied according to her light ; the tides 
vary as (he riles and fets j plants and animals, in whols or in part, in- 
creafe and decreafe with her. In the fame manner the liars, fixed and 
erratic, as they keep on- their uniform courfe, caufe many appearances 
around us, for they produce cold and heat, and wind and rain, by 
which allo things on earth are fuitably governed ;' and their mutual con- 
figurations, as their influences co-operate with or oppofe one another, 
produce variations accordingly. 

The power of the Sun is on all hands admitted to be moft prevalent, 

as it is obvioufly moft universal. The other heavenly bodies, according 

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392 AN ILLUSTRATION 

to the variety of their afpects with the Sun, unite with, or re(ift, his in- 
fluence, agreeable to the nature and force of fuch afpects. This hap- 
pens moft frequently, and moft forcibly, with the Moon, at all the 
changes. But thefe affections in the ftars operate more obfcurely, and 
employ longer time, according to their declination* or as they appear or 
di (appear in our horizon. Hence then, by the rules of nature, and the 
teftimony of our own reafon and experience, it muft be admitted, that 
of all the planets, the influence of the Sun is the moft powerful j and 
that the influence of the other planets have moft energy, when the 
beams of the Sun co-operate with them. The Moon likewife, by rea- 
fon of her fwiftnefs, and proximity to the earth, modifies and conveys* 
thefe influences to fublunary bodies, with a force fuperior to all the 
other ftars. And thefe influences are always moft powerful, and moft 
vifible in their effects, when this mediation of the Moon is exercifed in 
conveying the influences of the fhrs to the Sun, or of the Sun to the 
other ftars, and thence to the earth. But in defining thefe varying pro- 
perties and effects, particular regard muft be had to the latitude, .decli- 
nation, riling, and fetting, of the ftars, both fixed and erratic, efpecially 
thofe which approach neareft to the ecliptic. 

Whoever contemplates thefe premifes, and attentively obferves the 
afpects, will find that not only conjoined bodies are fubjecl to the confi- 
gurations of the ftars, but alfo the buddings and perfection of feeds are 
framed and formed according to the quality with which the heavenly 
matter and circumambient air is endued* The obfervant hufbandman* 
and (hepherd preconjecture the proper feafons for feed-fowing, planting,, 
and procreation of animals, by confulting the ftate of the winds and 
the face of the iky. The fkilful mariner likewife prepares againft the 
dangers of an approaching ftorm by fimilar obfervations,; but they are 
frequently deceived for want of better experience, and an adequate know- 
ledge of the courfes and effects of the heavenly bodies,, which, when ex- 
actly underftocd, conduce to an almoft certain prefcience herein. For 
it is found, that he who correctly knows the motions of the ftars, and 
their configurations with the Sun and Moon, and is not ignorant of the 
times, nor the place, nor the afpects, and is well fkilled in the fimple 
ways of nature, can admirably foretel, in any feafon, the proper ftate 
and temperature of the air, as that it will be hotter or moifter, or colder 
or drier, according to the nature and properties of the refpective rays of 
the ftars and Moon configurated with the Sun. And, as thefe fpecula- 
tions are founded upon the moft fimple principles of nature, as that the 
Sun is hot and dry, and the Moon is cold and moift, and the obferva- 

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OFASTROLOGY. 393 

tions dtduced hcrcfrom are feldom known to v,.ry ; fo, by fimilar qua- 
lities and obfervations, and by rules equally well founded, we obtain a 
Jegal and an cxtcnfive prdcience refpe;ing man. For, from the natural 
flate of the ambient and heavenly matter at the time of the conflruclion 
of the body, it is eafy to know in general, the quality and temperature of 
eich pcrfon born ; that inch (hall he the formation of his body, and 
fuch the idilpofition of, his mind, and fuch the future events, advantage- 
ous or difadvantageous, of his life, according to the flate of the heavens 
at that particular time, . whether qualified for the production of fuch a 
temper, or whether inimical to it. Thus, a prefage is not only poffiblc 
by the laws of nature, but proper and neceffary to the wifdom and well- 
being of fociety. 

The errors of thofe who do not underhand the fundamental princi- 
ples of this learning have doubtlefs afforded flrong and plaufiblc reafons 
to the bulk of mankind for difcarding it altogether, and for considering 
thofe events which others have more fuccefsfully afcertained to be the 
effects of mere chance. But furely a dotirine is not to, be rejected, be- 
caufe fome of its followers are vicious or ignorant. In this fpeculation, 
above all others, reafonable allowances fhould be made, as well for the 
vveaknefs of human comprehenfion, as for the great and undefinablc ex- 
tent of the contemplation. Much depends upon the ability of the phy- 
fician, in modifying and proportioning his prefcription, not only to cor- 
refpond with the ftate of the difeafe, but alfo with the temperature and 
conftitution of the patient. In this fubjedt under confideration, a judg- 
ment no lefs fagacious is absolutely neceflary ; becaufe the quality of the 
heavenly matter is often conjectural, and the mixture of different af- 
pects and influences are fometimes fo complicated, that the brightefl 
understanding can fcarcely arrange them with precifion. 

But the confideration of Nativities, in points which relate to the par- 
ticular temper and difpofition of refpe&ive perfons, hath other caufes 
in nature too apt to be forgotten, or perhaps lightly pafled over as cir- 
cumftances of no moment. But it is undeniably true, and inuft be ad- 
mitted on all hands, that the place of birth will often make confidera- 
ble difference in thofe who are born ; and though the feed be the fame 
from which they are procreated, and though the conftitution of the 
heavens be the fame, yet the diverfities of countries wherein they are 
born will naturally produce a difference in their bodies and minds. Bs- 
fides this, a different education and cuftom will form a different difpo- 
iition and manner of life -, as does alfo the different fitimion or cla/Tes 

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394 AN ILLUSTRATION 

in which mankind are brought up, and to which they are accuftom.de 
Therefore he who does not attentively confider each of thefe diftinctions. 
and unite them judicioufly with the caufes produced by the ambient and 
heavenly matter, will meet with great uncertainty in his conclufions. 
For, although the power of heaven is confefTedly the greateft, and with 
thefe all the others are conceived as adjuvant -caufes, yet they do not al- 
ways affurne the circumambient matter as a concaufe ; confequently 
thofe who attempt to predicl from the motion of the heavenly bodies 
alone without due reference to thefe confiderations, will entail contempt 
upon themfelves, and difgrace upon the fcience. 

But that aftrological predictions are poffible, and to be defined with 
great precifion, when properly managed, is an aflertion moft true, and 
which, I flatter rnyfelf, I have already made manifeft. It remains, 
therefore, that we fpeak of the advantages of this benevolent difpenfa- 
tion of Providence; for if a foreknowledge be advantageous or necef- 
fary to the fafety and future happinefs of the foul, what can be more fo in 
refpedl to the body, fince it affords not only temporal delight, happinefs, 
and pleafure, but enables us to underftand things both divine and hu- 
man ? Whatever happens in the courfe of nature, either neceiTarily or 
accidentally, that materially affecls our profperity or adverfity, and either 
prolongs life or deftroys it, if they happen fuddenly and unexpeftedly, 
confound with fear, or tranfport with joy j but, if they are foreknown, 
they fortify the mind by fuch foreknowledge, and prepare it for fuftain- 
ing the beft or worft occurrences with calmnefs and ferenity. In what 
refpecl: therefore is man fuperior to the irrational part of the creation, if 
he cannot bear to know the hour of his diflblution ? The terms of our ex- 
iftence, as every day's experience repeatedly {hews, are that we muft 
fuffer death. Where then, to minds fraught with reafon and integrity, 
can be the horror, the diftrefs, or calamity, of knowing the time when 
that certain event (hall take place? To men of a virtuous habit, fuch 
a knowledge muft be invaluable; and to thofe of lefs fcrupulous prin- 
ciples, it cannot be unwelcome, provided reafon or philofophy make up 
any part of their conftitution. To men of the moft exempkry conduct, 
it affords fit opportunity of adjufting their temporal conterns, and re- 
lieves them under the diftreifes and affli&ions of this life, by afcertain- 
ing the period of their fufferings, and by giving them hopes of retribu- 
tion and reward in that which will fucceed. To the inconfiderated and 
worldly minded, it not only gives the fame advantages, but begets in 
them a proper fenfe of the more important concerns of that endlefs ftate 
0f exiftcnce, " from whence no traveller returns." For thefe grand 

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purpofes chiefly, the all-wife and benevolent hand of Providence fcems 
to have pointed out to mankind the Art of Prefcicncc and Prediction; 
not to fay any thing of the innumerable Icfs important concerns of hu- 
ni.m affairs, which may oftentimes afford fingular advantage and happi- 
ncfs to individuals, as well as to ftates and fodetics, by being thus time- 
ly forewarned of what (hall hereafter come to pafs. And furcly I IK 
not mention a flronger in (lance of the advantages of prefciencc, th 
what will naturally arile from the obfervation of every man of experience, 
\vhen he looks back upon the occurrences of his paft life, an.l recollects 
but half the lofles aod inconveniences he has fuftained, only for want of 
that foreknowledge in worldly affairs which the art of prediction fupplics. 

We are not however to believe, that the accidents and events of life 
fo bcfal men, as though a law were fet over them by fome inJiffJuble 
caufe from above, by which they are of neceflity brought to pafs, no 
other caufe being able to oppofe or prevent them. It were unphilofo- 
phical and abfu-rd thus to imagine; for the motion of the heavenly bo- 
dies is immutable by divine law, and the mutation of earthly things is 
difpofed of and revealed by a natural generation and order, which the fii- 
perior caufe follows by accident. It is alfo to be obferved, that many 
things happen to man, not only by reafon of the natural and proper qui- 
lity of the heavenly matter, but alfo by the operation of fomc more uni- 
verfal caufes; as by great mutations and mixtures of the elements, plagues 
and peflilences, and floods and conflagrations, are produced, by which 
multitudes are at once fwep't away, and perifh under one common fata* 
lity. Thus greater caufes always overcome the lefler, and the flronger 
the weaker; and, whenever the flronger power prevails in any great mu- 
tation, the more general effects we have been fpeaking of htppen. 

Other things likewife happen to individuals, becaufe the natural proper- 
ty of each is overcome by the contrariety of the circumambient matter, 
whether the antipathy thereof be fmall or fortuitous. Now this being 
admitted, it becomes apparent that of thofe things which happen gene- 
rally and particularly, be the accident whatever it may, whofe firft 
caufe is flrong and irrefiflable, and no other caufe having power to with- 
{land it, come to pafs wholly by neceflity. But thofe accidents 
which have a weaker caufe are overthrown, if any other caufe, able to 
withfland it, is found; and if fuch a refitting caufe appears not, then 
thofe accidents happen agreeable to the nature and impulfe of their firfl 
caufe j and they are produced, not through the flrength of the caufe, nor 
by neceflity, but becaufe the antipathy by which it might have been 
deftroyed is neither known nor to be defined. Thus it happens to 
all things that have a natural caufe and beginning, as- metals, floncs, 
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396 A N I L L U S T R A T I O N 

plants, animals, wounds, ficknefs, affections, &c. fome of which work 
neceffarily, and others not, except when fomething is found of fuffici- 
cnt ftrength to oppofe their efficient power. Hence it is demonftrable, 
that, though fimple caufes have natural properties peculiar to themfelves, 
yet there are other caufes equally limple, which operate in contact with, 
thofe of the former, and by which the bare limple nature of each is 
changed by mutation into a third quality, which differs in nature from 
either of the former ; according to which fuch fimple natural proper- 
ties are either partly or wholly changed, or otherwife fruflrated or di- 
verted. As for example, in the weather, the Sun, in his own fimple 
nature, is the fountain of light and heat ; but, being joined with Saturn, 
never fails, if not prevented by fome other apparent caufe, both in win- 
ter and fummer, to produce cold and cloudy weather/ But, if Mars hap- 
pens to be joined in configuration with them, the cafe is altered, arid, 
inftead of cold, the weather will not fail, in fummer to be hot and ful- 
try, though at the fame time cloudy, corrufcuous, and diforderly ; and 
in winter, remarkably clofe and warm, though lowering and turbulent ; 
more efpecially if attended with a new or full Moon. Thefe are facts 
founded upon a rational hypothecs, and proved by long experience and 
conftant observation. 

Thefe preliminaries being laid down, and confidered as the ground- 
work of Aftrology, it follows that thofe, who would wilh to be proficient 
in it, {hould learn to predict futurities after a natural way, by fuch prefci- 
ence as nature has pointed out, and not by an inconliderate or vain opi- 
nion that this lhall happen, becaufe it hath many great and efficient 
caufes which it is impoifible to refill; or that this fhall not happen, 
becaufe it hath refilling affections. Calculators of nativities, therefore, 
when they fpeak of thofe things which may come to pafs, can do it in 
no other way conformable to truth and nature, but by the power and 
effecls of the circumambient matter or afpects, which, being more or 
lefs inclined to fuch a temperature, will produce fuch an accident, fta- 
ture of body, or difpofition of mind. As when a phylician afferts that 
an ulcer will eat away or putrefy, or a naturalift that the loadftone will 
attract iron; not becaufe it is neceffary that the ulcer {hould eat away 
or putrefy, or the loadftone attract; but, if the contraries are not known, 
nor their effects prevented, thefe circumftances %vill affuredly happen, 
according to the caufe and confequences of things, as they have been 
from the beginning of the world. Thus it happens, and thus we ought 
to judge, in the calculation of nativities; for thofe events which per- 
petually fall in upon all human affairs are produced according to the 
iucceUion of natural order, either becaufe things that may oppofe and 

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OFASTROLOGY. 397 

prevent are not found, or becaufe they arc not known. And again, 
events known naturally, and according to order, and thofe things being 
found which difagrcc and oppofe, they are then either wholly prevented 
or elfe come to pals with very fmall effect, and are fcarccly viQblc in 
their operation. 

Now, feeing there is both in generals and particulars fuch a confe- 
quence, it is curious to remark, that, though many people believe in gt- 
nerals, and allow it is poffible to prognosticate upon that fyftem, and aU 
fo think it advantageous towards preicrvation and health, yet in parti- 
culars they will noc allow the fame operations to have any force. For 
many confefs they know the proper feafons, and the fignification of the 
fixed ftars, and the afpects of the Moon, and they oblcrve them for the 
ellablifhment of their health, and to reduce their conftitutions to a good 
and regular temperature, in fummer by cooling medicaments, and in 
winter by heating. They alfo obferve the fignifications of the fixed 
ftars for the purpofes of navigation, and they plant, and fow, and for- 
ward vegetation, by obferving the different afpects of the Moon ; and 
no one fuppofes thefe general effects either impoflible or ufclefs. But 
in particulars, as of cold or heat, which increafe and decreafe in their 
proper temper, and by the properties and mixtures of other matter, they 
neither believe it poflible to foretel, or conceive that we may be pre- 
lerved from, the confequences attending them. But the caufe of this 
opinion, is the difficulty of knowing particulars, and the management 
of them with precifion and truth; and, becaufe men are feldom found of 
fo penetrating a comprehenflon, that none of the contraries be hidden 
from their view, hence the oppofing power or influence, for the molt 
part, not being joined with a foreknowledge in the effect produced by fidt 
caufes without impediment, they judge of things fimply, as though 
immutable and impoflible to be prevented. But, as in the art of predic- 
tion its poflibility appears worthy of confideration, although it is not al- 
together infallible, this prefervative part is certainly worthy of particu- 
lar regard, fince it may bring relief to many, though not a perfect cure 
to all. For this reafon the Egyptians, finding the efficacy of this art, 
every where joined pbyfic to prognoftic aftronomy; and hence it is ap- 
parent, that, if they had thought futurities could not be removed or di- 
verted, they would never have prefcribed certain remedies and preferva- 
tives againft the effect of the ambient, prefent or to come, whether rn 
general or particular cafes; they therefore fought out a method at once 
advantageous and profitable, that, by aftrology, the quality of the fuhja- 
cent temperaments, and the accidents which come to pafs by the influ- 
ence of the heavenly bodies, might be dilcovered and known ; but by 

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AN ILLUSTRATION 

the medical art to diftinguifti the fympathies and antipathies of eich, 
and to understand the natural cure of prefent difeafe, and the true 
mode of prefervaticn from future. For, without this fpecies of aftro- 
nomic knowledge, the medical art is found in many cafes to fail ; 
though I am ready to allow that there are not -remedies to be found for 
all bodies and difeafes. 

Thefe obfervations become clear and obvious, from a confederation 
of the planets and their afpecls. The Sun is found by nature to caufe 
heat and drynefs in a moderate degree. His power and influence are moft 
vifible to our fenfes, by reafon of his magnitude, and the manifeft mu- 
tation of the feafons; for, by how much the nearer he, approaches to 
our vertical point, by fo much the more he flirs up heat in us, and 
fubjedts us to his nature. But the nature of the Moon is chiefly moift- 
ening ; for, being nearer the earth, fhe exhales the vapours of all rnoift 
bodies, and thus evidently affects all moid things, and putrefies them ; 
but, becaufe of her analogy with the Sun, fhe moderately participates of 
heat. The planet Saturn cools and dries, becaufe he is far diftant from 
the heat of the Sun and vapours of the earth ; but he cools moft abun- 
dantly, and dries moft moderately/ The other planets alfo receive 
virtue according to the configurations they make with the Sun and 
Moon. Mars drieth much, and burns, becaufe of his hot and fiery na- 
ture ; but the influence of Jupiter is temperate, becaufe he moves be- 
tween the coldnefs of Saturn and the heat of Mars. Venus hath nearly 
the fame temperature, but in a different meafure, becaufe of her vicini- 
ty to the Sun; (he moiftens moft, as does the Moon, through the great- 
nefs of their light, by which they aflfume the moifture of the vapours of 
the earth. Mercury fometimes dries, andfometimes moiftens; according 
to his pofition and configuration with other ftars. Hence arife the four 
principal humours, whence all bodies are engendered. Two of them 
are generative and adtive, the hot and the moift ; for by thefe are 
all things joined together, and increafed : and two are corruptive and 
hurtful ; the dry and the cold ; for by thefe all things are diflblved 
and deftroyed. Wherefore two of the planets, viz. Jupiter and Venus, are 
defined to be benefics, becaufe of their benevolent temperature, and 
becaufe heat and moifture equally abounds in them; and likewife the 
Moon, for the fame reafons. But Saturn and Mars, being of an oppo- 
fite nature, and defined to be of a malevolent and deftructive influence, by 
reafon of the extreme cold of the one and the violent heat of the other. 
But the Sun and Mercury, being of a controvertible nature, are found to 
produce both thefe influences, according to the nature, force, and qua- 
lity, of the afpecls or configurations they make with other bodies. 

As 



O F A S T R O L O G Y, 

As there are four diftinct humours or qualities incident to the plincts, 
fo are there two primary fexes hy which they are diftinguiih d, namely, 
mafculine and the feminine. '1 he feminine planets part ike princi- 
pally of moifture; therefore the Moon and Venus are termed feminine, 
becaufe moifture chiefly ahounds in them. But Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, 
and the Sun, are mafculine, becaufe they heat and dry with the greater 
energy. Mercury, in point of fex, is considered indifferently, becaufs 
he equally dries or moiftens as occafion may be. The ftars are like- 
\vifc confidcred, as to fex, according to their pofition with the Sun, 
When they are oriental, and going before the Sun, they become mafcu- 
line; but, when they are occidental, and follow the Sun, they are fe- 
minine. The two apparent diftineh'ons of time, called day and night, 
are alfo divided into (exes* The day, becaufe of its heat and activity, 
is termed mafculine; and the night, becaufe of its moifture, and con- 
veniency for reft, feminine; therefore the Moon and Venus are noftur- 
nal, and the Sun and Jupiter diurnal; but Mercury is in this refpecl 
alfo indifferent, diurnal when in an oriental fituation, and nocturnal 
when occidental. But the two malevolent planets, Saturn and Mars, are 
confidered diurnal and nocturnal, not according to their quality and 
nature, as heat to heat, but contrary; for a good temperament, taking 
its like, maketh the good greater; and unlike, mixed with evil, deftroys 
much of that evil ; therefore Saturn, as cold, is joined to the heat of 
the day; and Mars, as dry, to the moifture of the night. So each of 
them, becoming moderate in their influences, will appear confonant to the 
conditions which give the temperament. It is alfo to be remarked, that 
a planet is diurnal, when in a diurnal nativity above the earth and in a 
nocturnal nativity under the earth; but nofturnal, when in a no:turnal 
nativity above the earth or in a diurnal nativity under the earth. 

Now the influences and effects of the planets have fmaller or greater 
force, according to their afpects and configuration with the Sun; for 
the Moon along her increafe, from her firft appearance to the firftr 
quarter, is moiftening ; from the firft quarter to her full, {he warms ; 
from the full to the laft quarter, ftie dries ; and, from the laft quar- 
ter till (he is hid, (he is cold. The planets matutine to the firft fta- 
tion are more moift; from the firft ftation till they rife at night, 
they are more heating ; from their riling at night to the fecond ftation, 
they dry more; and, from the fecond ftation, they cool more. The firft 
ftation is when a planet -begins to be retrograde ; and the fecond ftation, 
when from retrogradation it becomes direct; and they begin to rife at 
night when in oppofition to the* Sun. Thus the power of thefe va- 
rious 

* The rifmg and fetting of the ftars are threefold ; cofmical, achronical, and heliacal. 
Cofmical rifmg is, when a ftar or planet afcends the horizon with the fame degree and mi- 
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rious eife^ions, being mixed among tbemfelves, produce many diffe- 
rences of quality in the .circumambient matter which continually fur- 
rounds us 5 the proper and diilind; power of which, alternately prevail- 
ing, is changed more or lefs by the force of other configurations. To 
thefe efFe&s, the operation of the fixed {lars in general contribute not a 
little. Thofe of the greateil magnitude are the moil powerful and ef- 
ficacious j and thofe in or near the ecliptic have more energy than thofe 
remote from it. The bright ftars have more influence than the dull 
and languid j thofe of a red colour partake of the quality of Mars j 
thofe of a lead colour operate with fimilar effe6t to Saturn j and fo of 
the others, according to their afHnity with the planets, as hath been al- 
ready explained. Stars which have northern latitude and declination 
affect us mod j and with fouth latitude, the more fouthern, Thofe 
/ituated in the zenith influence more than thofe which are more re- 
mote j and fuch as are in partile conjunction or antifeion of any 'planet, 
or which rife or fet, or culminate, with any planet, have a more than 
ordinary power and influence ; but of themfelves the fixed Aars emit 
o rays. 

The four angles of the horofcope, or cardinal houfes of heaven, from 
whence the general winds take their rife, mull likewife be confidered. 
The oriental angls is poifciTed of great drynefs j for when the Sun ar- 
rives there, thofe things which were moiilened by the night begin to dry; 
end the winds which blow from thence, commonly called eafl-wirids are 
very drying, and without moiflure. The angle of the fouth is moil hot, 
bec&ufe the Sun, being there culminate, burns and heats with greater 
energy, becaufe our mid-heaven declines to the fouth j wherefore the 
winds proceeding from thence, commonly calkd fouth-winds, are hot 
and filling. But the occidental angle is moift, becaufe, when the Sun 
arrives thtre, thofe things which were dried in the day begin to be 
moiftenedj confequently the winds blowing from thence, commonly 
called weft- winds, are free from thicknefs or moifture. The northern 
angle or point lying towards the bears, is moil cold, becaufe the culmi- 
nating Sun, in refpeft to that part of the earth which we inhabit, declines 
moil from it j for which reafon, the winds blowing from that quarter 
are generally cold and freezing. The perfect knowledge of thefe things 
is very neceffary to enable us to diftinguiih the mixture of particulars-; for 

it 

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mite of the ecliptic in which the Sun isj and cofmical fetting is, when a ftar or planet fets 
exa&ly when the Sun rifes. Achronkal rifmg is, when a ftar rifts above the horizon at Sun 
fetting ; and achvonical fetting is, when a ftar fets with the Sun. Heliacal rifmg is, when a ftar, 
which before was hidden by the rays of the Sun, begins to appear in the eaft j and heliacal fetting is, 
jyhen a ftar, which before was feen, is hidden under the Sun-beams, and difappears. 



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i 
it is apparent, that, according to the constitution of the feafons, of ages, 

and of the angles, the efficient power and influence of the ftars vary ; 
and, when there is no contrary constitution, the ftars have a Stronger 
influence, hccaufe it is unmixed ; for, in heating, they that arc mod hot 
are moft powerful ; and, in moid constitutions, thofe arc the mod pow- 
erful which are of a moiftening nature. But, when the constitution is 
contrary, they are weaker, by reafon of the temperament and mixture of 
contrariety, affected by the heating ftars in cold constitutions, and by 
the moift in dry. In the fame manner each of the other conftitutions 
have power, according to the proportions of their mixtures. To thcfe 
we may join the mutual properties of the twelve figns of the zodiac; 
for their general temperatures are agreeable to the feafons fu 1 j- t to each 
fjgn ; ,and they obtain fome other qualities arifing from their analogy to 
the Sun, Moon, and ftars ; and theie confederations of the agreement or 
difagreement of the natures and mixtures of the various influences of the 
flars, figns, and parts of heaven, are of no fmall confequcnce in aftiolo- 
gical contemplations. 

Of the twelve figns, fome are termed tropics, fome equinoctial, fome 
fixed, and others bicorporal. The tropics are two; the firft from the 
fummer folftice, the thirty degrees of Cancer; and the other from the 
winter folftice, the thirty degrees of Capricorn. Thefe are called tro- 
pics, becaufe, when the Sun is pofited in the beginning of thefe figns, he 
turns back out of the courfe of latitude or declination, to the contraries, 
making iummer by his entering into Cancer, and winter by his paSTage 
into Capricorn. There are alfo two of the figns equinoctial j one from 
the vernal equinox, which is Aries ; the other from the autumnal equi- 
nox, which is Libra. '1 heie are fo termed, becaufe, whenever the bun 
enters the beginning * of them, he makes the days and nights equal all 
the world over. 

Of the other eight figns, four are fixed and four bicorporal. The fixed 
are thofe which follow the tropical and equinoctial; becaufe, when the 
Sun is poiited in any of th fe, the cold or heat, or drynefs or moif- 
ture of the feafons, which began while the Snn was in the tropics or 
equinoctials, more Strongly affects us, and the conftitutions of the fea- 
ions is more forcibly reli; not becaufe their condition -is naturally fuch, 
but becaufe we, being no longer under fuch a constitution, become more 
fenfible of its power. The bicorporal follow the rixed ; and, becaufe 
they are between the fixed and the tropics, they partake o/ the nature 
of both conftitutions. 

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Again, fix of the twelve figns are named rmfculine and diurnal ; and 
fix feminine and nocturnal. And becaufe the night is always next to 
the day, and the feminine is joined to the mafcuHne, they are placed 
one after another by turns.' The beginning is taken from Aries, be- 
caufe the moifture of the fpring is the beginning of the feafons; and 
becaufe the mafcuHne virtue is predominant, and the active power before 
the paflive ; therefore the figns Aries and Libra are efteemed mafcu^ 
line and diurnal; for thefe defcribe the equinoctial circle; and the prime 
mutation, and ftrongeft motion of all, is caufed by them. The other 
figns are alternately placed one after another in their proper order; and 
from the form and quality of them, fome are termed four-footed, others 
terreftrial; fome commanding, and others fruitful. And, to renew them 
in the mind 'of the reader, it may not be improper to diitinguifh them 
here. Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquaries, are 
mafculine and commanding. Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, 
and Pifces, are feminine and obeying. Aries, Taurus, Leo, Sagittarius, 
and Capricorn, are four-footed. Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn, arc 
terreftrial. Cancer, Scorpio, and Pifces, are fruitful. Again, Aries, 
Cancer, Libra, and Capricon, are termed moveable. Taurus, Leo, 
Scorpio, and Aquaries, fixed. Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pifces, 
common. Aries, Taurus, and Gemini, vernal. Cancer, Leo, and 
Virgo, eftival. Libra, Scorpio, and Sagittarius, autumnal. Capricorn, 
Aquaries, and Pifces, hyemnal. Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius, are hot, 
dry, and fiery. Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn, are cold, dry, and earthy. 
Gemini, Libra, and Aquaries, are hot, moift, and airy. Cancer, Scorpio, 
Pifces, Gemini, and Leo, are moid and watery ; and Virgo is barren. 

Now from this difpofition and temperature of the figns, are brought 
about the great ends and purpofes of nature, by means of the afpects and 
pofitions of the planets configurated in them; and it is upon thefe 
afpects and configurations that the art of predicting is grounded, and 
the events of futurity fought out and known. Thefe afpects are of two 
fo*ts, or clafifes, viz. zodiacal and mundane. The principal zodiacal 
afpects are the fextile, quartile, trine, and oppofition ; and, though the 
conjunction cannot properly be termed an afpect, yet it may come un- 
der the more general name of a familiarity, common to all the afpects. 
The conjunction is formed by two planets being bodily joined, or meet- 
ing in the fame degree and minute of a fign. The fextile is formed by 
two planets when they are two figns, or fixty degrees, afunder; the 
quartile, when three figns, or ninety degrees, afunder ; the trine, when 
four figns, or one hundred and twenty degrees, afunder; and the oppo- 
fition, when fix figns, or one hundred and eighty degrees, afunder; 

which 



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which, being juft one half of the great circle, places the planets exaclly 
facing one another. '1 he lefler or inferior zodiacal afpcdls arc the 
femiquadrate of forty-five degrees; the quintilc, of fevcnty-two degrees ; 
the fefquiquadratc, of one hundred and thirty-five degrees ; and the 
biquintile, of one hundred and forty-four degrees. And thefc arc either 
partile or platic; partile, when the conjunction or afpcct is made in 
t,he fame degree and minute, and platic when not configurated in the 
fame degree and minute, but only within the orbs of the afpefting pla- 
net. Moreover, thefe afpe&s are either dexter or finifter; dexter when 
cpntrary to the fuccefiion of the figns, as a planet in Leo ca*fts a fcxtilc 
dexter to another planet in Taurus. Sinifter afpecls arc according to 
the fuccefiion of the figns ; agreeable to which, a planet in Aries carts 
his trine finifter to another in Leo; or one in Leo cafts a trine fiuifter 
to another in Sagittarius. 

Mundane afpects are thofe which are made in the meridional circle 
in reference to the earth, and confift of only the fextile, quartile, trine, 
and oppofition ; though there are other familiarities which we call pa- 
rallels, and thefe both mundane and zodiacal. Of thefe familiarities, 
the conjunction is good with benevolent ftars ; but, with malevolent, bad. 
The quintile, biquintile, fextile, and trine, are alfo good and fortunate j 
but the femiquadrate, fefquiquadrate, quartile, and oppofition, are evil 
and unfortunate. Thefe good and evil influences proceed more from the 
nature and quality of the ftars than from the nature of the figns they 
poffefs; for it is found that even good afpefts of malefic planets will pro- 
duce mifchief, though not in fo great a degree as the evil configurations. 

Zodiacal Parallels are what are commonly called Antifcians, and art 
nothing more than parallels of declination, or two points in the hea- 
vens at equal diftances from the beginning of any of the tropics, or 
equinoctial points. For example; one planet in ten degree of Aries, 
and another in twenty degrees of Pifces, are in zodiacal parallel to each 
other; or, in other words, one planet in twenty degrees of Pifces cafts 
its antifcian, or one parallel, to ten degrees of Aries, and its contra-anti- 
fcian, or another parallel, to ten degrees of Libra. But, in taking thefe, 
particular attention muft be had to each of the planets' latitude, for want 
of which, great errors have been frequently made. For fuppofe the 
Moon to be pofited in twenty-two degrees of Taurus, with five degrees 
of north latitude, her antifcian, or zodiacal parallel, taken in the com- 
mon way, would fall in eight degrees of Leo, and her contra-antifcian 
in eight degrees of Aquaries; whereas the true antifcian falls in ten 
degrees of Cancer, which is no lefs than twenty- eight degrees from that 

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404 ANILLUSTRATION 

obtained in the common way, for there is exactly that difference be- 
tween the eclipticai longitude of twenty-two degrees of Taurus, with- 
out latitude, and twenty-two degrees of Taurus, with five degrees of 
north latitude. 

A planet thus considered, as having latitude, hath four zodiacal paral- 
lels; one at its body, one at its antifcional point, and the other two at 
their oppofite points. And hence, according to the example above 
ftated, the Moon's parallels at her body fall in twenty degrees of Ge- 
mini, and at the antifcional point in ten degrees of Cancer ; and their 
oppofite points or contra-antifcians, fall in twenty degrees of Sagitta- 
rius, and in ten degrees of Capricorn. Thefe antifcians, and contra- 
antifcians, are always of a benign and friendly nature, when formed by 
the benefic planets ; but they are equally unbenign and unfortunate, 
when made by violent and malevolent (tars. 

As zodiacal parallels are only equal diftances from the tropical and 
equinoctial circles, fo Mundane Parallels, by a parity of reafon, are no- 
thing more than a like equal diftance from the horizontal or meridional 
points or circles. For example, a planet on the cufp of the twelfth 
houfe is in parallel to the cufp of the fecond houfe, becaufe it is exactly 
at the fame diftance from the afcendant or horifon that the twelfth is ; 
and likewife in parallel to the eighth houfe, as being exactly the fame 
diftance from the tenth houfe or meridian that the twelfth is. And, as 
the zodiacal parallels are meafured by the circle of the zodiac, fo the 
mundane parallels are meafured by the diurnal or nofturnal arches ; for 
juft fo long as the Sun or any other planet will be in proceeding from 
the cufp of the twelfth houfe to the cufp of the tenth, juft fo long the 
fame Sun or other planets will be in proceeding, on the fame day, from 
the cufp of the tenth to