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GuidoBonatti,alsoknownasGuidoBonatus,wasamedievalItalianastrologerborncircaAD1207anddiedcircaAD
1296.BonattiwascourtastrologerforanumberofItalianrulers,andmayhavebeenastrologertotheHolyRomanEmperor
FrederickII.

Aswellashavingafullandexcitingastrologicalpractice,makingpolitical,militaryandstrategicpredictionsforItalian
princes,Bonatti'sfamerestsonhisauthorshipoftheLiberAstronomiae,the"BookofAstronomy"anencyclopedicaccountof
thebasicsofalltraditionalastrology,plushorary,electional,natalandweatherastrology.Bonattidrewheavilyonearlier
Arabicastrologersaswellashisownastrologicalexperience.

The"BookofAstronomy"wasakeysourceforlatertraditionalastrologers.The17thCenturyEnglishastrologersmade
considerableuseofit,inparticularWilliamLilly'sChristianAstrologydrawsheavilyontheBonatti's"BookofAstronomy"
particularlywithregardtomarriageandlegalquestions.Lilly,alongwithhisstudent,HenryColeytranslatedTreatise5ofthe
"BookofAstronomy"the146Considerations,alistofastrologicalaphorismswhichappearsbelow.The146Considerations
areaveryusefulguidetomanyfacetsoftraditionalastrology.

WeareveryluckytohaveBenDykes'completeEnglishtranslationofthe"BookofAstronomy"andselectedtreatisesare
availableinpaperbackonhiswebsiteandonAmazon.com.

Bonatti's146Considerations

LIBERASTRONOMIAE
GuidoBonatti
TreatiseV,

TranslatedbyWilliamLilly&HenryColey
1.The1st,istoobservewhatitisthatmovesapersontoproposeoraska
questionofanAstrologerwherewemusttakenoticeofthreemotions:
theFirst,ofthemind,whenamanisstirredupinhisthoughtsandbathan
intenttoenquireaSecond,ofthesuperiourandcelestialbodiessothat
theyatthattimeimprintonthethingenquiredafter,whatshallbecomeof
ittheThird,ofthefreewillwhichdisposeshimtotheveryactof
enquiringforalthoughthemindbemovedtoenquire,'tisnotenough
unlessthesuperiourbodiessympathizetherewithnorissuchmotionof
thestarsenough,unlessbytheelectionofhiswillthepersondoesactually
enquire.
2.The2ndconsiderationis(whatwehintedatbefore)themethodor
mannereveryoneoughttoobservethatenquiresofanAstrologerwhich
is,thatwhenheintendstotakeanartist'sjudgmentofthingspast,present,
ortocome,heshould,first,withadevoutspirit,prayuntotheLord,from
whomproceedsthesuccessofeverylawfulenterprise,thathewouldgrant
himtheknowledgeofthosethingsofthetruthofwhichhewouldbe
resolvedandthenlethimapplyhimselftotheastrologerwithaserious
intentofbeingsatisfiedinsomecertainandparticulardoubt,andthisnot
ontriflingoccasions,orlightsuddenemotions,muchlessonmattersbase
orunlawful,asmanyignorantpeopleusedtodobutinmattersofhonest
importance,andsuchashavepossessedanddisturbedhismindforthe
spaceofadayandnightorlongerunlessinsuddenaccidentswhich
admitnotofdelay.****NotebyLilly.Thosethattakethissober
course,shallfindthetruthinwhattheyenquireafterbutwhosoeverdo
otherwise,deceiveboththemselvesandtheartistforafoolishQuerentmaycauseawiseRespondenttoerr,whichbringsa
scandaluponArtamongstinconsiderablepeople,whereastheAstrologerisnotblameable,buttheignorantsillyQuerent.
3.The3rd,istoconsiderhowmanywaysPlanetsoperateuponInferiousBodiesaccordingtothediversQualitiesoftheir
motions:therebeingSixteendifferentwaysofsuchtheiroperationsandeffectsinallthingsthatareeitherwhollyorinpart
perfectedordestroyed.
4.The4th,istoconsiderparticularlytheseseveralSixteenways,andwhataretheassistingcausesthathelpforwardthingsto
perfection,andwhattherearethatdestroythingsaftertheyareperfected.Nowofthesethefirst(1)isProfection,oran
advanceoforin,things,whichthephilosopherscall'Alchecohol.'2.Detriment,whichtheycall'Aliber.'3.Conjunctionor
Reversion,whichtheycall'Alitifall.'4.Separation,whichtheycall'Alnichirat.'5.Translationoflight,whichtheycall
'Annecad.'6.Collection,whichtheycall'Algemei.'7.Probition,whichtheycall'Almana.'8.Reception,called'Alcobol.'9.
Beingvoidofcourse,called'Gastalcobal.'10.Permission,called'Galealocir.'11.Therestoringorgivingofvirtueor
disposition,called'Alteat.'12.Thewithdrawingofvirtue,calledDalphaAlchoa.'13.Thewithdrawerordriverawayof
disposition,called'Daffaredbit.'14.Fortitude,'Alcoevah.'15.Debility,'Adirof.'The16thisthestateoftheMooncalled
'Gnaymel,'ortheMoonillaffectedwhichtheancientsgenerallyholdtobeofillsignification.
5.The5th,istoconsider,howmanywaystheMooncomestobesoillaffected,whicharegenerallyreckonedtobeTen,but
inmyopinionSevenmoremaybeadded,wherebyhindrancesanddamagehappeninallQuestions,Nativities,Elections,and
actionswhatsoever
theFirstis,wheretheMooniscombust,thatistosayundertheSun'sBeams,whichiscountedfrom15degreesofthebodyof
theSunassheappliestohimto12degreesdistancefromhimassheisseparatingfromhimandtheimpedimentisgreater
whensheisgoingtotheSunthanwhensheisgoingfromhimbecauseasshegoesoff,whensheisgotfivedegreesdistant,
sheissaidtobeescaped,thoughnotwhollyfreed.Aswhenafeverhathleftaman,heissaidtoberecovered,althoughhebe
weakandfaint,becauseheissecurenowthatheshallobtainhishealthagain.
The2ndiswhensheisinthedegreesofherdescensions,thatisinthe3rddegreeofScorpio,orinanypartofScorpioor
Capricornorinjoinedwithanyplanetthatisinheroritsowndescensions,asifshebejoinedwiththeSun,whoisinScorpio
orCapricornorinanypartofScorpioorCapricornorinjoinedwithanyplanetthatisinheroritsowndescensions,asifshe
bejoinedwiththeSun,whoisinScorpioorCapricornorinhisproperdescension,viz.,inAquaryorLibra,viz.,inits19th
degreeorinanypartofLibraorshouldbejoinedwiththeMars,andhebeinLibraorTaurus,orinthe28thdegree,orinany
partofCancerandsowithanyotherPlanetorPlanetsrespectively.
The3rdiswhensheispositedinanyofthecombustdegrees,ofwhichtheworstare:those12degreeswhicharebeforethe
degreewhichisdirectlyoppositetothedegreeinwhichtheSunis,whereversheshallhappentobe,

The4thiswhensheisinconjunction,opposition,orsquaretoeitheroftheInfortunes,SaturnorMars,withoutaperfect
receptionforwithoneithindersbutlittle,butinallotherplaces'tisagrandimpediment,bothinthesaidaspectandalsoin
corporalconjunctionsaveonlywheretheInfortuneshallhavetwoofhissmallerdignities,aswithSaturninthe4lastdegrees
ofAriesorGemini,ineachofwhichhehasaTermandaTriplicityorwithMarsinthelast10degreesofPisces,wherehe
hasaFaceandaTriplicityandsoinanyothersignorplace.
The5thiswhensheiswiththeDragon'sHeadorwiththeDragon'sTail,thatis,withintwelvedegreesofeitherofthem,
becausethatistheplacewheresheiseclipsed.
The6thiswhensheisinGemini,whichisthetwelfthfromherownHouse.
The7thiswhensheisintheendoftheSigns,whichareallTermsoftheInfortunes,exceptthelast6degreesofLeo,which
belongtoJupiterbutinthefirsteightsheisweakenedbecausetheyareintheTermsofSaturn.Ifitbeobjectedbythesame
reasonshemustbeimpeditedlikewiseinthefirst6degreesofCancer,sincetheyaretermsofMars,Ianswerno,because
CancerisherownHouseandgreatestFortitude.
The8thiswhensheisinthe6th,8th9thor12thHouses(notinreceptionwiththeAscendant),orjoinedtoanyPlanetthatis
inanyofthemorpositedintheThirdHouse,becauseitiscadentfromanglesyetbecausethesameissaidtobeherjoy(or
thatshedelightstherein),sheisnotafflictedtheresomuchasinotherCadentHouses.
The9thiswhensheisbetweenthe15thdegreeofLibraandthe15thdegreeofScorpio,which30degreesarecalledCombust
Way.
The10thwhensheisvoydofcourse,thatis,notjoinedtoanyplanetbybodyoraspect,orinthatconditionwhentheycallher
FeralorDesart,thatis,inaplacewhereshehasnotanydignity.
The11thwhensheisslowofcourse,becausethenshemaybecomparedtoaPlanetRetrograde.
The12thwhensheisinwantoflight,sothatnopartorverylittleofherisseen,whichhappensabouttheendofthelunar
month.
The13thwhensheisbesiegedbythetwoInfortunesimpeditingher.
The14thifshebeinAzimenedegrees.
The15thifinPitteddegrees.
The16thifinSmokyDegrees.
The17thandlastiswhensheispositedinthosedegreeswhicharecalledDark.
ToknowanddistinguishallwhichyouhaveTablescommonlyinmostBooksofAstrologie.
6.The6thConsideration,Istoregardanothermannerwherebyplanetsaredebilitatedorweakenedandafflicted,notmuch
differentfromtheformer,whichcomestopassTenways.
The1stwhenaplanetisCadentfromAnglesorfromtheAscendent,sothathedoesnotbeholdthesame.
The2ndwhenthePlanetisRetrograde.
The3rdiftheybecombust,thatis,within15degreesbeforeoraftertheSunthelowerPlanetsaremoredebilitated,being
behindtheSun,andthelessbeforehim,whentheyaredirectbutwhenretrogradethecontrary.
4thWhenanyofthemisinOpposition,CorporalConjunction,orSquareofeitherorboththeInfortuneswithoutReception.
5thwhenanyofthemarebesiegedbytheInfortunes,soastoseparatefromoneandbejoinedtoanother,withoutperfect
receptionofHouse,Exaltation,ortwoofthesmallerDignities,whichareTerm,TriplicityandFace.
6thwhenaPlanetisjoinedtoanotherinhisDeclensionorFall,thatis,inOppositiontoitsownHouseorExaltation.
7thwhenitisjoinedtoaPlanetCadentfromtheAscendent,orseparatesfromaPlanetthatdiddeceivehim,andisjoinedto
anotherthatdothnot.

8thwhenaPlanetisPeregrine,thatis,inaplacewherehebathnotanyDignity:orbeingoneoftheSuperioursisfollowedby
theSun,orbeingoftheInferiourswhenitfollowstheSun.
9thwhenaPlanetiswiththeHeadorTailoftheDragon,withoutLatitude.
10thwhenaplanetweakensitself,thatit,whenitisintheseventhhousefromitsown,feral,ornotinReception.
ThesearetheImpedimentsofthePlanets,thatcauseHindrances,delays,andmischiefsinNativities,Questions,Elections,
etc.:allwhichthououghtesttobewellacquaintedwith.Therearesomemorethatseemnecessarytobeknown,buttoavoid
tediousnessandconfusionIshallatpresentomitthem.
7.The7thConsideration,istobewareofthosecaseswhereintheAstrologerissubjecttoerrandmistakeofwhichthe
learnedhavenamedfour:
1stWhentheQuerentissosillythatheknowsnothowtoask,norwhathewouldhave.
2ndWhenthetimeforwhichthefigureiserectedismistaken.
3rdWhentheArtistknowsnotwhethertheSunbegoneoffthelineoftheMidHeaven,orstilluponit:orbebehindorbefore
it.
4thWhentheFortunesandInfortunesshallbeofequalstrengthatwhichtimethouthereforeoughtestnottoreceiveany
question.But,inmyopinion,therematwellbeaddedyetthreewaysmore,whereintheAstrologerwillsubjecttoerr:
WhentheQuerentcomesonlytotryhim,orputatrickuponhim,asmanydo,saying,'LetusgotosuchanAstrologer,and
askhimsuchathing,andseeifhecantellusthetruthornot.'JustastheJewspropoundedquestionstoourLordJesusChrist,
notsomuchtoberesolved,astotemptandensnareHim.
2ndWhereintheArtistwillbeliabletoerr,iswhentheQuerentdoesnotaskoutofaseriousorsettledintention,assomedo
whentheymeetanAstrologerbychanceorgotohimonotherbusiness:onasuddentheythinkofsomething,andsoask,asit
werebythebyewherein'tisathousandtoonebutmistakeshappen.Butthoumayestbereadytosay,'HowshallIknow
whethertheQuerentcomeoutofasolidintention,oronlytotryme?'TowhichIanswer,thatitseemsaveryabstruseand
difficultpoint,perfectlytofindoutbutthisIhaveoftenexperiencedandfoundtrue,viz.,IobservedthehouroftheQuestion,
andiftheAscendantthenhappenedveryneartheendofonesignandbeginningofanother,sothatitseemedasbetweenboth
Isaidtheydidnotaskseriously,orthattheycametotrymeandIhavehadmanythathavethereuponconfessedwhatIsaid
tobetrue,andbegantothinkthatIknewmorethanbeforetheybelieved.ForinsuchcasesIusedtosay,'Pray,friend,donot
troublemeunlessyouaskseriously,forIsuspectthatyouwouldputatrickuponme,bynotproposingthisQuestionasyou
ought:however,ifyouwillgivemetroubleforyourpleasure,bepleasedtogivemelikewisesatisfactionformypains'and
immediately,iftherewereanddeceitintended,awaytheywent.
Another,viz.,awaywherebyanAstrologermayerr,iswhentheLordoftheAscendentandtheLordoftheHourarenotthe
same,norofthesameTriplicity,orbenotofthesamecomplexionwiththeAscendantforthentheQuestionisnotRadical,
asIhavefrequentlyfoundbyexperience.
AndthisIhaverecited,thatthoumay'stknowforwhatpersonsthoushouldstundertaketogivejudgmentforasonesays,
"TheissueofthethingisaccordingtothesolicitudeoftheQuerent,andashecomesinnecessity,assad,thoughtful,and
hoping,thatthouartableandknowesthowtosatisfyhimthetruthofthematterandinsuchcasesthoumay'stsecurely
ventureuponthequestion."
8.The8thConsiderationis,tomindhowmanyoftheaforesaidmannersorpointsnecessarytobeusedandheededingiving
JudgmentsthouhasttoconsiderandtheyareThirty,thatistosay,sixteenimpedimentsoftheMoon,tenoftheotherPlanets
ashathbeensaid,andbesidesallthosethePlanets'severaljoys,whicharefour.
Ofwhichthe1stistheHousewhicheachPlanetdoesdelightin,asMercuryintheAscendant,theMoonintheThird,Venus
inthefifth,Marsinthesixth,theSunintheninth,Jupiterintheeleventh,SaturnintheTwelfth.
The2ndis,whenaPlanetisinasignhedelightsin,asSaturninAquarius,JupiterinSagittary,MarsinScorpio,SolinLeo,
VenusinTaurus,MercuryinVirgo,andtheMooninCancer.
The3rdiswhenDiurnalPlanets,asSaturn,Jupiter,Sol,andMercury,areinDiurnalHousesintheEastandOrientalofthe
SunneartheHoroscopeandtheNocturnalPlanets,asMars,Venus,LunaandMercury,areinNocturnalHousesintheWest
andOccidentaloftheSunespeciallynearthecuspoftheseventh.
ThefourthiswhenthethreeSuperiors,Saturn,JupiterorMars,areinMasculineQuarterswhicharecountedfromthecuspof

theTenthHousetothecuspoftheAscendant,andfromthecuspofthefourthhousetothecuspoftheseventhhouseand
whentheFeminines,viz.,VenusortheMoonareinFeminineQuarters,whicharefromthecuspoftheAscendanttothecusp
ofthefourthhouseandfromthecuspoftheseventhtothecuspofthetenth.AsforMercury,hedelightswhenwith
MasculinePlanetsinMasculineQuarters,butwithFemininePlanetsinFeminine.
9.The9thConsiderationistotakenoticeoftheseveralways,aswellsecretasmanifest,goodandevil,wherebythingsare
helpedorhinderedtobedoneornotdone,andofthesethereareoneandtwentyinnumber.
1stamoststrongsecrethelper.
2ndAverystrongsecretHelper.
3rdAstrongsecrethelper.
4thAweaksecretHelper.
5thAweaksecretHelper.
6thAmostweaksecretHelper.
7thAmoststrongmanifestHelper.
8thAverystrongmanifestHelper.
9thAstrongmanifestHelper.
10thAweakmanifestHelper.
11thAweakermanifestHelper.
12thAmostweakmanifestHelper.
13thAmoststrongsecretHinderer.
14thAverystrongsecretHinderer.
15thAstrongsecretHinderer.
16thAweaksecretHinderer.
17thAweakersecretHinderer.
18thAmostweaksecretHinderer.
19thAmoststrongmanifestHinderer.
20thAverystrongmanifestHindererand
21stAstrongmanifestHinderer.
Allwhichweshalltreatparticularly,thesamebeingasecretofsecrets.InthejudicialpartofAstrologywhichtheancientsdid
notregard,norhavesaidanythingplainlyofitthatIfind,saveonlythat'Haly'seemstohavetouchedalittleuponitinhis
Expositionofthe23rdofPtolemy'sCentiloquiumnordoIbelievetheyomittedthosethingsoutofignorance,butrather
throughdisuseorfearofbeingtootedious,orburdeningthemindsoftheirReadersorAuditorsFortheywerewonttojudge,
accordingastheyfoundthePlanetsdisposedinHousesandSigns,theirFortitudesandDebilities,togetherwiththePartof
Fortune,andsomefewotherthings.
Butthououghtesttoconsiderinthyjudgments,notonlywhattheydid,butalsoallothercircumstancesthatthoucanstfor
whenthoudosterectafigure,thoushould'stfirstfinetheSignificatorofthethingenquiredafter,ortobeundertaken,andsee
ifanyofthefixedstarsofhisownNaturebeingeitherofhisHouses,orinhisExaltation,orinconjunctionwithhimtoa
minuteforthensuchstarshallsofarhelpthesignificator,thatthethingshallbeaccomplishedandeffected,evenbeyondthe
Querent'shopes,andthisisamoststrongsecretHelper:FortheQuerentmaywellwonderhowitcomestopass.
Now,ifthesamestarshouldbeinthesamedegreewiththeSignificatorfromoneminuteto15'beforehimor5'behindhim,it

willstillhelphim,butnotsomuch:andthiswecallaverystrongsecretHelper
butifitbewithhiminthesamedegree,butabove16minutesdistanceandwithin50',itwillsomewhathelp,yetthislessand
thiswecallinthePositivedegreeonlyastrongsecretHelper.
IfitbeinthesamedegreewiththeSignificator,inaplacewherehehastwoofhissmallerDignities,intheverysameminute,
orwithin16minutes,itwillhelphimyetless,andthen'tisaweaksecretHelper
from16'to50'stillless,andthen'tisaweakersecretHelper
butifitbewiththeSignificatorinaplacewherehehasnodignitiesatallitwillstillhelp,butasitwereinsensiblyandthis
wecallamostweaksecrethelper.
Thelikewemaysayonthecontraryofthosethingsthatprejudice,frustrate,andhinderbusiness:ForifaPlanetwhichis
Significatorofanything,beinginaplacewherehehasnotanyDignities,shallbejoinedwithoneoftheFixedStarsofa
contrarynature,itwillweakenhimandnotsufferthethingtocometopassalthoughotherwisebytheFigureitseemednever
soprobablesothat,forwantofheedingthis,theArtistoftengetsdiscredit,andraisesascandalontheArtitselfamongstthe
ignorant:andthisisamoststrongsecretHinderer
whereasifthesameStarberemoteabove16minutesfromtheSignificator,itwillweakenhim,butnotaltogethersomuch
whenceitmaybecalledonlyaverystrongsecretHinderer.
AndsodownwardsthroughalldegreesinthesamemanneraswesaidoftheHelpersorAssistantcausesrespectively.Ofthe
severaltwentyoneModesaforesaid,whicharemoststrongHelpers,&c.andwhichstrongestobstructs.
TheseveralModesbeforementionedarethustobeknownanddistinguished:
AmoststrongmanifestHelperorAdjuvantcause,iswhenthePlanetwhichisSignificatorofathing,isinhisownHousein
anAngleontheveryminuteofthecusp,direct,swiftofcourse,inreception,andfreefromallafflictionandimpediment
whichmostseldomhappens.
AverystrongmanifestHelper,iswhentheSignificatorisinhisHouseorExaltationinanAnglewithinadegreeortwoofthe
Cusp,freefromimpediment,andinReception,whichveryseldomhappens.
AstrongmanifestHelper,iswhentheSignificatorisinanAngleinhisHouseorExaltation,within3degreesbeforetheCusp,
or5degreesafterit.
AweakmanifestHelper,iswhereaPlanetisintwoofhislesserDignitiesinanAnglewithin5degreesbeforeor15degrees
afteritorisinhisHouse,orExaltation,inasuccedentHousefreefromaffliction.
AweakeropenHelper,iswhentheSignificatorisinhisownHouseorExaltation,ortwoofhislesserDignities,butina
cadentHouseoftheFigure,yetbeholdingtheAscendant.
AmostweakopenHelperiswhentheSignificatorisinsomeofhisgreaterDignities,ortwoofhislesser,notbeholdingthe
AscendantorinoneofhislesserDignitiesonlybeholdingthesame,orjoinedtoaPlanetthatbeholdsthesame,andhas
someDignitiestherein.
AmoststrongopenHindereriswhentheSignificatorisinaplacewherehehathnoDignity,nodelight,isnotreceived
besiegedbytheTwoInfortunes,CadentfromanAngle,andfromtheAscendant:andsomuchtheworseifjoinedwithanyof
theFixedStars,ofamischievousnature,&c.
Theremaybeotherbothadjuvantandobstructingcauses,besideswhatwehavementioned,bothopenandsecret:proceeding
fromtheconjunctionsofPlanetsandtheirAspects,tootediousheretodiscourseof.
NorshallIhereenlargeonallthosebeforementioned,butmostassuretheethatthisninthconsideration,carefullyobserved,
willbeofgreatuseinraisingatrueandwaryjudgmentespeciallyifthouhastalwaysadiligenteyetotheMoonforsheof
allthePlanetshasthegreatestsimilitudeandcorrespondencewithinferiorthings,bothingeneralandparticular:aswellthe
speciesofthekindsastheindividualsofthespecieswithwindstopassbyherdailyeffectswhichshecausesinallthings
here,andfrequentrevolutionsabouttheElementsandElementaryBodiesbyreasonofthenearnessofherOrbtotheEarth,
andsmallercirclethananyotherPlanetsothatsheseemsaMediatrixbetweenSuperiourandInferiousBodies.
AndasweseethatintheNewMoonsheappearssmallandthin,andlittle,butafterwardsherlightgraduallyincreases,tillall
thatpartofherbodytowardsusbecomesreplenishedwithlustre:andthenagainitdecaysbyinsensibledegreestillshetotally
disappears:justsodoallbodiesbothofthingsRational,Irrational,andVegetative:asmengrowuntiltheyarecompletedto

theirdeterminatestature,andthendroopanddeclinecontinuallytilltheirlifeisendedandsoofallotherthings.Hencetis
necessarytomaketheMoonconcernedintheSignificationofeveryQuestion,Nativity,EnterpriseandBusiness,andher
goodconditiontoshowthegoodissueofthething:andsoonthecontrary.
ForherVirtueandPowerissuchandsogreat,thatiftheLordoftheAscendantorotherSignificatorofabusinessbesoweak
andafflictedthathecannotbringitaboutandcompleteitasheought:ifshebebutstrongitshall,notwithstanding,be
accomplished.ForsheistheSchoolmistressofallthingstheBringerdownofallthePlanet'sinfluences,andakindofan
'internuncio'betweenthem,carryingtheirvirtuesfromonetotheother,byreceivingthedispositionofoneplanetandbearing
ittoanother.Andsomehavethoughtthatshedoesthisatalltimes,ofwhichopinionwasthatTyrantCylinusdeRomano,
viz.,ThatwhensheseparatesfromonePlanet,shetakesthevirtueandcarriesittoanother,committingthesametothefirst
thatshecanmeetwith.
Andsomehaveimaginedthat"Zael"saidthesamebuthismeaningwasnotabsolutelysoforliebelievedthattheMoondid
bearwhatwascommittedtoherbutifitwerenotsogivenorcommittedtohershecouldnotcarryanythingtoanytowhich
Iassent:forwhentheMoonisjoinedtoanyplanetthatreceivesher,thenthatplanetcommitsitsdispositiontoher,who
carriesitwithherandbestowsitonthatplanetwhomshefirstmeetswithanyofherdignities,andnottoanother:according
tothatAphorism,"APlanetgivesnothinginaplace,wherehehaspromisednothing."
10.The10thConsideration,IswarilytoobservewhatFixedStarsmayeitherhelporhinderthematterinquestionforthey
haveoftentimesgreatpower,andleadtheAstrologersometimesintoerrorandlettheArtistbesuretoconsidertheplacesof
theFixedStars,astheyareinthepresentagecarefullyreduced.
11.The11thConsideration,IstotakenoticeoftheMalevolentPlanets,andwhattheysignifyforSaturnandMarsare
naturallybad,Saturnforexcessofcold,andMarsforexcessofheatnotthateitherofthemisreallyhotorcold,butvirtually
soandthesearetheireffects.Andsotheysignifieevilanddamageandhindrance,unlesstheyreceivetheSignificatororthe
MoonbyHouse,Exaltation,ortwooftheirsmallerdignitiesorshallthemselvesbeSignificatorsforthentheywillbridle
theirmalice,andnotweakenorhinderhimwhomtheyreceive,withwhataspectsoevertheybeholdhimbutiftheydonot
receive,theirmaliceisincreasedandsomuchthemoreiftheybeinoppositionorSquareforinSextileorTrinethemischief
isless.Yet'Zael'seemstosaythatInfortuneslayasideorrestraintheirmalice,wheretheyareinTrineorSextilebuthis
meaningwasonlythattheywerenotthensoviolent,andintendednotthattheirmalicewaswhollyabated.
12.The12thConsideration,IstobeholdtheFortunes,andseewhattheysignifyforJupiterandVenusareFortunesby
Nature,andbeingtemperate,aresaidtobewithoutanymalice,becausetheydohurttonone,unlessnowandthenby
accidentwhichisbesidetheirintentionandprofitably,andalwaysendeavourtohelpboththeirownandothers,whetherthey
receivethemornotbutsomuchthebetteriftheyreceivethemandtheirTrineorSextileisbetterandmoreadvantageous
thantheirSquare,andtheirsquarethantheirOppositions.
13.The13thConsideration,istoregardtheSunandhisSignificators,forheisalsocalledafortune,andso,whateveraspect
heshallbebeheldby,unlessitbeOppositionbutbyConjunctionhebecomesanInfortune,becausehethenrendersevery
starthatissoinConjunctionwithhim,combustandunfortunateunlessthesameshallbeintheheartoftheSun,andthere
everystarisfortified.
14.Thel4thConsideration,istomindMercuryandtheMoon,andwhatPlanetstheyarejoinedwithbecausetheywillhave
thesignificationwiththosewithwhomtheyaresojoinedbeingofaconvertiblenature.
15.The15thConsideration,istoregardtheseveralwaysingeneralwherebyPlanetsmakeimpressionsontheseinferior
things,whicharetwo,onegoodandtheotherbadfortheFortuneshavepowerofimprintinggoodnaturally,andthe
Infortunesasnaturallyslowerdownillimpressionswhencethoumayest,whereverthouseesttheFortunes,hopeforgood
andwhenthoubeholdesttheMalevolents,fearmischief,unlessthesameberestrainedasaforesaid.
16.The16thConsiderationistotakenoticewhetherthePlanetisSignificatorofanything,beafflictedbyeitherofthe
MalevolentswhichiswhenoneofthemcasthisraysupontheraysofsuchSignificators,accordingtothequalityoftheir
OrbsandWhilsthesocontinueswithhisraysorlightunderthoseoftheMalevolent,suchSignificatorissaidtobe
impedited,hinderedorafflicted,tilltheMalevolenthavepassedhimand'Zael'says,"AftertheillPlanethaspassedthe
Planethedidafflict,onewholedegree,thePlanetshallbesaidtobefreedofhim."
ButratherIthinkthataftertheMalevolentispassedhimoneminute,hemaybesaidtobefreeandexceptedforafterwardshe
canonlyfrightenhim.Trueitisheraisesagreaterfearwhenheispassedhimonlyoneminute,thanwhenheisgonebya
wholedegreebutyeteventhenitissuchakindoffearasisnotaltogetherwithoutsomeglimmeringofhope.
Asthus,OneintendingtogointoaBattle,inquireswhetherheshallreturnfromthencesafeandsoundornot?Andthe
AscendantisGemini13degrees,andMercuryinthe7thdegreeand54min.ofAquary,inthe9thjoinedwithSaturn,whois
likewisein7degrees53minutesofAquary,sothatMercuryisnowseparatedfromSaturn,whowasLordoftheHouseof
Death,oneminutewhenceitappearsthatheshouldhavediedinthatengagementbyreasonoftheConjunction,andwasin

perilofdeathandakindofdesperatefearthatheshouldbeslainbyhisenemiesandshallbepursuedbythemsothatheshall
bepursuedbythemsothatheshallseemnotabletoescape,andtheyshalloftenlayhandsonhim,butatlastheshallget
awayfromthemandmakehisescapeevenbeyondhisownhopesandallbecauseMercuryisseparatedfromSaturn
and'Zael"saith,"ThatifaMalevolentplanetthatwouldhinderanybusinessbecadentfromtheAscendantsothathecannot
beholdit,hecannotreallyhinderthemattersbutonlyputsthepersonsconcernedintoterrorsandfrightsaboutit."
17.The17thConsideration,istoviewwhetherthePlanetthatisSignificator,besafeandprosperous,thatisfreefromany
afflictionfromtheInfortunesandoneoftheFortunescastshisbeamsorlightonthebeamsofsuchSignificatorforthen
shallthatPlanetbesaidtobesafeandguardedtilltheFortuneispassedbythespaceofoneminute,andsignifiesthe
perfectionofthething.Butafterhehaspassedhimoneminute,itwillnotbeperfectedoraccomplishedforitonlyraises
hopesas(wesaid)themalevolentinthelikecasecoulddonothing,butcreatefear.YetissuchahopeastheQuerentwill
believeandfancyhimselfasitwerecertainyetnotwithoutsomethingofdoubt
asforexample,AQuestionisproposedofsomeweightyanddifficultbusiness,whetheritwillbedoneandbroughttopassor
not?And17degreesofScorpioAscends,andMarsis12degrees13minutesofTaurus,andVenusin12degreesand14
minutesofCapricorn,sothatVenusisjoinedtoMarsbyaTrine,andreceiveshiminherHouse,wholikewisereceivesherin
hisExaltationsothattheQuerentthinks,andallothersconcernedverilybelieve,thatitwouldbeaccomplishedbythataspect
ofperfectfriendshipinwhichflatteringhopestheycontinuetillVenushathpassedtheAspectofMarsonewholedegreebut
atlastthebusinesscomestojustnothingatall,becauseVenuswaspastMarsoneminuteatthetimeofthequestionproposed.
Yetmayathingpossiblyinsuchacasebebroughttopass,butnotwithoutextraordinarylabourandtrouble.
Andherelikewise'Zael'affirms,"ThatiftheFortunebecadentfromtheAscendant,sothatitcannotbeholdthesame,itonly
flatterswithsplendidhopes,butnevercompletesthebusiness."
18.The18thConsideration,IstotakenoticewhenaplanetisintheAnglesoftheInfortunes,forunlessthesereceivehim
there,heshallbesaidtobeinanillcondition,andinstraitsandtroublesasamanonwhomsomehavemadeanassaultwho
hasmanytocombatwithandnonetoassistandtakehispartorlikeonethatstrivesagainstthestream,orfallsintoadeep
pool,andknowsnothowtoswimandyetbytrustingouthishandsandfeet,mayobtainthebankandescapethoughthis
seldomhappens.NowaplanetissaidtobeintheAnglesofaMalevolent,whentheMalevolentorInfortune,viz.,Saturnor
Mars,isinonesign,andtheotherPlanetinthefourth,seventhortenthfromhim:asifMarsbeinAries,andMercuryin
Cancer,Libra,orCapricorn,heissaidtobeinhisAngles:understandthelikeoftheirCorporalConjunction.Butiftherebe
Reception,hedoesnotafflictforreceptionabatesallmalice,aswehavesaidelsewhere.
19.The19thConsiderationis,TobeholdtheMoonifshebe'voidofcourse,'forthenitsignifiesanimpedimenttothethingin
question,itwillnotcometoagoodend,norbeaccomplishedbuttheQuerentshallbeforcedtodesistwithshameandloss.
20.The20thConsiderationis,ToobservewhethertheMoonorSignificatorbejoinedtoanyofthePlanets,forthenceyou
mustderiveyourjudgmentofwhatisliketohappeninbusiness.TakenoticethereforewhethertheplanettowhichtheMoon
orSignificatorjoins,receivesthemforthentherewillbegoodlaudableendandthematterwillbeaccomplishedwith
success,ifthereceiverbeaFortune.Butiftherebenoreception,yetiftheMoonorSignificatorshallgivevirtuetothat
planet,thethingwillstillcometopass.ButifitbeanInfortune,thoughtheydonotgivehimvirtue,yetwithoutareceptionit
willnotdobutwithareception,ifhebenotafflicted,itsignifiesagoodendofthematter,thoughnotwithoutmuchlabour
andtediousness.
21.The21stConsiderationis,ToseefromwhatplanettheMoonseparates:forthatsignifieswhatispastofthebusiness:as
fromaFortunethegood,foranInfortunetheillthathathbeen.
22.The22ndConsiderationis,TonotewhichiftheplanetstheMoonisnowjoinedto,forthatsignifieswhatisnowpresent
andfromthencewemustjudgeofthepresentstateofthematter.
23.The23rdConsiderationis,TobeholdtowhomtheMoonisnowjoining[orbyapplyingaspect],soasherconjunctionis
notyetcompleted:forthatsignifieswhatistocome:whereforeifthouwouldstjudgeofathing,whichasyetisnot,but'tis
hopedwillhereafterbebroughttopass,'tisnecessarythenthoushouldstseetowhomtheMoonwillnextjoinandaccording
tohersignificationjudgewhethergoodorevil.
24.The24thConsiderationis,Tonotewhethertheplanetwhoissignificator,beinhisDeclension,forthenitcausesa
hindrancetoeverythingtherebysignified,andtroubleandgriefaboutitandiftheQuestionbeaboutaprisonwhereinthe
Querentfearsheshallbeput,itsignifiesheshallbecastintothesametogetherwithdisgraceandprejudiceandifthe
Questionconcernsonealreadyinprison,itsignifiesconfinementandmoreafflictionthanhebelieves.
25.The25thConsiderationis,WhetherthePlanetthatisSignificatorbeRetrograde,orStationarytoRetrogradation:forthen
itsignifiesmischiefanddamage,discord,contradiction,andgoingbackwardwithdamageyetbeingstationary,isnotsobad,
asbeingRetrograde.Forthelastnotesthemischieftobe,asitwere,presentandinbeing.ButbeingStationarynotesthat'tis

pastandover.
26.The26thConsiderationis,WhethertheSignificatorbeinhisSecondStation,thatistowardsDirectionforthatsignifies
alsohinderanceandevil,whichalreadyhathbeenandispastyetsomesaythatthisSecondStationisasgoodasdirection:
butthisisonlyawayofspeaking,aswhenonehathbeensickandbeginstogrowwell,wesayheisrecoveredandsound,
whichisnotsimplytrue,butsomewherenearitforastheFirstStationisnotsobadasRetrogradation,sotheSecondStation
isnotsogoodasdirection.
27.The27thConsiderationis,WhethertheInfortunesaretheSignificatorsofanythingforiftheysignifyill,theevilwillbe
muchaugmented,andifgooditwillbemuchdiminished,abated,imperfect,andwithdifficultysothatthepartywillscarce
thinkhisbusinessdone,unlessbychancetheybeinaverygoodconditionandexcellentlydisposed.
28.The28thConsiderationisWhethertheSignificatorbeslowofCourse,forthenitdelaystheeffectandifitbeinthe
beginningofanything,retardsit,sothatitwillbescarceeverbefinished:besides,thingsproceedslowly,whereSignificators
arepointedinSagittary,Capricorn,AquaryorPisces:orwhoaretheLordsofthem,whethertheybeslowofCourseinAries
orScorpiotheyarenotquitesodilatory.InLeotheyhastenbusinessmoreinTaurusorLibrabutmostofallinGeminior
Virgo.
29.The29thConsiderationis,WhethertheMoonbejoinedtoanyplanetbybodyoraspectexactlytoaminuteforthat
signifiesthepresentstateofthingsandfromthatminuteobservewhatplanetshejoinsnext,forheshallbeSignificatorofall
thatshallhappenofthatthingastheplanetshewaslastbeforewith,wasofwhathasalreadypassedasaforesaid.
30.The30thConsiderationis,ToobservewhenaplanetthatisSignificator,ortheMoon,shallhavepastthe29thdegreeof
theSignwhereinitis,andtouchesthe30th,andespeciallyifithavepassedoneminuteofthatdegreeforthenitshallhave
nostrengthinthatSign,butinthenextsothatifinthefirstitsignifiedanyevil,itshallhurtthepersonorthingthreatenedno
morethanthefallofahouseshallonethatisjustgotoutofitorbeingwithonefootuponthethreashold,hasonebehindhim
thatthrowshimoutandthenthebuildingfalls.Andifitsignifiesanygood,itshallprofitnomorethanhethathathspreada
nestforbirds,andjusttouchesthefeathersoftheirtails,butnevercatchestheirbodiesandtherefore'Zael'says,"Ifaplanet
ortheMoonbeinthe29thdegreeofanySign,itsvirtueisyetinthatSignwhereinheisbecausehehasnotyetwhollypast
the30thdegree."&c.
31.The31stConsiderationis,TolookwhenoneplanetappliestotheConjunctionofanother,ifhebeneartheendofthe
sameSignwhereinheishimself,orthatothertowhomheappliessothathewillpassoutofthatSignbeforetheConjunction
isperfectedandtoseeifhebejoinedwithhiminthefollowingSigntowhichheischanged,becausethenthecauseis
perfectedifthatplanetconfersanythingonhiminthatSignwhereinheissojoinedtohimthatis,ifanyReceptionhappen,
unlessthesaidplanet,orhetowhomheapplies,befirstjoinedtoanotherforthenthebusinesscomestonothing,andwillnot
beperfected,thoughhebejoinedagaintotheotherinterposedbeforethefirstconjunctionisaccomplished.Normustitbe
forgottenthataCorporalConjunctionforbidsanAspectandcutsitoff,butanAspectcannotdosobyaConjunction.
32.The32ndConsiderationis,IfanInfortunebetheSignificator,whathisconditionisforifitbegood,therewillgoodcome
ofthethingifbad,ratherevilas'Sarviator'saysin"PENTADERA,""AnillplanetstronginhisownHomeorExaltation,
NotjoinedwithanyotherInfortunetoimpedeorweakenhim,isbetterthanaFortuneRetrogradeafflicted."
33.The33rdConsiderationis,ToseewhethereitheroftheInfortunesbetheSignificatorofanything,andbejoinedtoanother
Infortuneimpedinghim,orhasjoinedtohimtheLordoftheAscendantortheMoon,byasquareorOppositionforthenthis
Infortunewillperfectthebusiness,butthebusinesswillnotbegood,orratheritwillbedestroyedafteritseemsperfected.
ButiftheInfortunethatImpedesbethelighterofthetwo,sothatheapplytoaConjunction,withtheSignificator,itwill
hinderlessthaniftheSignificatorapplytotheother.
34.The34thConsiderationis,TomindinQuestionsorNativities,whethertheSignificatorofthebusinessbeanInfortune
andLordoftheAscendant,andintheAscendantdirect,notvitiated,andingoodconditionforthenhewouldbothaffectthe
sameandbringittoagoodconclusionnay,althoughhebenotSignificatornorLordoftheAscendant,butonlybeinthe
Ascendant,andthatthesamebehisExaltationhelaysasideallhismalice,andisrestrainedfrommischiefbutifhebeweak
andafflicted,hismaliceandcontrarietyisincreasedsoastodestroythebusinesswholly.
35.The35thConsiderationis,TolookwhetheranInfortunebeinSignslikehim,orofhisownnature,forthatabateshisill
effectslikeacrossfellowwhenheispleasedandhaswhathewill,asSaturninCapricorn,Aquary,orLibra,orinacold
Sign,especiallyifhehaveanydignitiesthere:andsoMarsinAries,Scorpio,Capricorn,orahotSign,&c.ButifSaturnbein
ahotSign,orMarsinacoldSign,outoftheirdignities,itwillbebad,andthebusinessbenomorecompleted,thanoilwill
mixwithwaterbutifstrongandwelldisposed,theywillmixingood,likewaterandwine,ormilkwithhoney.
36.The36thConsiderationis,ToobservewhentheInfortunesaretheobstructorsofabusiness,whethertheFortunesbehold
themwithaTrineorSextileAspectforthentheirillnaturewillbeallayedandmitigatedbutmuchmoreifthesereceive
them.

37.The37thConsiderationis,TolookistheFortunesaretheSignificators?WhethertheInfortunesbeholdthemwith
OppositionsorSquaresforthatwillmuchlessentheirkindeffects,anddiminishthegoodtheyotherwisepromised.
38.The38thConsiderationis,ToconsideriftheFortunesareSignificators,whethertheyareCadentfromAngles,orfromthe
Ascendant,soasnottobeholdthesame,andbeRetrogradeforundertheseImpedimentstheywillbealmostasbadasthe
Infortunesthemselves,unlesstheybeinreception.
39.The39this,ToconsideriftheSignificatorbeinReceptionforiditbeaFortune,itssignificationwilltherebybemuch
bettered,anditsimpedimentandmischiefmuchlessenedifitbeanInfortune.
40.The40this,ToconsiderifanInfortune,whetherhebeSignificatorornot,bePeregrinethatis,notinanyofhisDignities,
forthenhismaliceisincreasesbutwheninhisDignityitsomewhatabatesitthatisinhisHouse,Exaltation,orTermsbut
inhisTriplicityorFaceveryLittle,andinHayzleastofall.
41.The41stis,IfanInfortune,beingSignificator,beinhisownHouseorExaltation,orinhisownTermsorTriplicity,orin
AnglesorSuccedentHousesforbyallthesemeansheisfortified,andshallbecountedstrongasaFortune.
42.The42ndis,IfaFortunebeSignificator,orgivevirtueorassistancetoanyofthePlanets,andbeinahousewherehehas
noneoftheLordlyDignities,thenhisgoodsignificationwillbelessenedandabatedandsoonthecontrary.
43.The43rdis,IftheFortunesandInfortunesbetogetherilposited,thatis,insomeofthesaidImpediments,asHouses
wheretheyhavenoDignities,Combustorthelikethenwhatevertheysignify'tisbutweaklyaccordingtothatAphorismof
thePhilosopher,"APlanetRetrogradeandCombust,hasnostrengthinSignification.TheFortuneswhenCombustandunder
theSun'sbeams,signifynoneorverylittlegoodandtheInfortunesinlikecasehavelittleornovirtuetosignifyill."[An
unfortunateshouldberegardedashavingveryevilsignificationunderthecircumstances.]
44.The44this,ToconsideriftheSignificators,FortuneorInfortune,beinhisownHouse,Exaltation,Triplicity,Termsor
Face(butthelatterbeingnotofthatvirtuewiththerest,'tisnecessaryitshouldbeassistedwithanotherDignity,whichis
HayzorLight)forinsuchcasetheInfortuneloseshisstingandbeingrein'dinlikeawildhorsefromdoingmischief,his
maliceisconvertedintogood,andthoughthisseemsstrange,yettheancientsaffirmandImyselfhaveoftenfoundittrueby
experience.
45.The45this,ToconsideriftheInfortunesareinanglesoftheAscendant,thatis,insuchsignsasareinSquareor
OppositiontotheAscendant,whentheyafflictanyPlanetbySquareorOppositionforthentheyassistsomuchtheworse,
anddomoremischief,especiallyiftheybeinastrongerplacethansuchafflictedPlanetbutiftheycastonlyaTrineora
Sextile,itislessenedandtheImpedimentmitigated.
46.The46this,ToseewhethertheSignificatorbeaFortuneorInfortune,thefirstnaturallysignifiesgoodandprosperity,the
lastnaturallyevilbyitsmalignitythereforeconsiderthePlanets'placesfromtheAscendantwheretheyareforifaPlanetbe
inhisLight,orhisHayzinanyofhisDignities,orinagoodplacefromtheAscendant,itsignifiesgood,andifitbeagood
planetthebetter.
47.The47this,ToconsiderwhethertheSignificatorbeinhisLightorno,thatisaDiurnalPlanetintheday,abovetheearth,
andinthenightundertheearthandaNocturnalPlanetinthenightabovetheearth,andinthedayunderitforthisrenders
suchaPlanetmorestrong.ButifaNocturnalPlanetbeSignificatorofanythinginthedayabovetheearth,oraDiurnalPlanet
inthenight,thesameistherebyweakenedandunderakindifimpediment,thathecanscarceaccomplishwhathesignified.
48.The48this,Toconsider,whenanInfortuneisSignificatorandhisilleffectsaremitigated,whetherJupiterbeholdhim,or
isjoinedcorporalytohim?Forthatwillwhollydestroyhismalignityandturnhisnatureintogood,howbadsoeverhebeso
thatifSaturninthatplaceofhimselfwouldnotbestowsomegoodorperformwhatheseemstopromise,Jupiterwillmake
himdoit,providedhebenotafflictedhimself,asinhisfall,CombustorRetrograde(yeteventhenhehelps,butnotso
powerfully).OntheothersideVenustakesoffthefuryofMars,byreasonofthatendearingintimacywhichisbetweenthem,
unlessthethingbeverydifficult,aswarsandbloodshed,&c.ButshecannotsowelldivertthemischiefofSaturnwithoutthe
helpofJupiter(andthenshecandoitaswellasatothertimesthatofMars).Thereasonis,thereisnosuchsympathybetween
Saturnandshe,inanyrespectforheisslow.sheswiftheheavy,shelightdedelightsinmelancholy,sheinmirth.
49.The49thistoconsider,WhetheroneoftheInfortunesbeingSignificator,bejoinedtoanother,forifhesignifiedagood
himself,thiswilldestroyorfrustrateitbutifanyevil,itwillaugmentanddoubleit,orchangeitintosomeworsemischiefof
anotherofanotherkindaswhenthepainnearthenavelturnsintoadryDropsybutifjoinedtoaFortunewithaReception
oneitherside,theevilwillbeconvertedintogoodbutwithoutaReceptionitwillonlybeallayedandabated,accordingto
thestrengthofsuchFortune.
50.The50this,ToobservetheLordoftheAscendantandtheMoon,whethertheyoreitherofthemareafflictedbyeitherof

theInfortunes,byConjunction,Opposition,orSquare,thebusinesswillbespoiledwithouttheaspectofaFortune,butifthe
Fortune,thatis,Jupiter,Venus,theSunorMoonshallbeholdthem,itslackensanddissolvestherigoursofsuchInfortunes,
andthepartysignifiedshallbefreedfromthedangerimpending,althoughtheaspectbeaSquare,provideditbewith
Reception:butifaFortunewithoutReception,byaSquareorOpposition,oranInfortunewithaTrineorSextilewithout
Reception,shallbeholdthesaidLordoftheAscendant,'tispossiblethepartymaybedeliveredfromthepresentdangerbutit
willbeturnedintoanotherasgreat:sothatitwillnotprofithim.
51.The51stis,ToseewhethertheSignificatorbecadentfromanangleorfromtheAscendant,andinnoneofhisDignities,
norinhisJoyforthenhesignifiesnothingbutdoubtsandmischief,andtherearenohopesofgoodorprofitfromaplanetso
disposed.
52.The52ndis,WhenthethreeInferiors,Venus,Mercury,andLuna,comefromundertheraysoftheSun,andappearinthe
eveningafterhissetting,forbefore(viz.,tilltheyaregotfromhim12degrees)they,oranyotherplanet,areweak,sothata
Fortunecanadvantagelittle,andanInfortuneprejudiceasmuch.NowiftheFortunecomeforthslowinmotion,aswith
labour,thenwillnotthegoodexpectedbeobtainedwithoutmuchpainsandtroubleandifitbeanInfortune,hissignification
willappearslowly.ButintheSuperiors,asSaturn,Jupiter,andMars,thesethingshappenwhentheycomefromunderthe
Sunbeams,thattheyriseinthemorningbeforetheSun,andshinebeforehisrising.
53.The53rdConsiderationis,WhetherthesignificatorbeundertheSunbeams,forthenhewillbeofsmallefficacyin
anythingasaforesaidyettheMalevolentswillbesomethingmorestronginevilthantheBenevolentsingood.NOTEBY
LILLY."NowaplanetisproperlysaidtobeundertheSunbeams,whentheyareonly12degreesorless,orabove,or16
minutesdistancebetweenitandtheSunforwhenthereisonly16minutesdistance,itissaidtobestrong,beinginCazimi,or
theheartoftheSunbutwhentherearemorethan12degreesandlessthen15degrees,itissaidtobegoingfromunderthe
Sun'sbeams."
54.The54this,Toconsiderwhetherasuperiorplanetberemoved12degreesfromtheSun,goingtohismorningrising,oran
Inferiorissomuch,anddirect,goingtohiseveningrising,forthenheissaidtobefortifiedbutwhenheisgot15degrees,so
thatheappears,heismorefortifiedineverything:likeonecomingoutofabattlerejoicinghavingdestroyedandoutedallhis
enemies.ButwhentheSunfollowsthethreeSuperiors,andthereshallbebetweenthemandhimlessthan15degrees,their
weaknessissaidtobeincreased,untilthereshallbeonly7degreesbetweenthemandafterwards,untiltheyshallbeinthe
heartoftheSun,theyaresaidtobeinextremedebilitybutthedebilityoftheInferiorsiscontrarytothem,foritissaidtobe
increasedwhentheyfollowtheSun,andthatthereisbetweenthemandtheSunfrom15degreesto7degrees,andfrom7
degreestilltheyareintheheartoftheSun,theyaresaidtobeintheirgreatestdebility.
55.The55this,ToconsiderwhetherthesignificatorbePeregrine,forthenthepersonwhomhesignifies,eitherinaNativity
orQuestion,&c.,willbesubtle,crafty,malicious,onethatshallknowhowtoactbothgoodandevil,butmoreinclinableto
thelatter.
56.The56this,ToconsiderifthesignificatorofanythingshallcommithisdispositionorvirtuetoanyotherPlanet?Whether
itbetoonethatisOrientalorOccidental?ForifhebeOrientalandoneoftheInferiorsanddirect,orifhebeOccidentaland
oneoftheSuperiors,andthattherebenotabove20minutesbetweenhimandtheSun,hewillbeweaksays'Sarcinator,'and
notperformwhatheshows,buthindersmanythingsunderthatimpedimentlikeasickmanwhosediseasehasprevailedso
far,thatheisforcedtoliebyit,andcannothelphimselforafallinghousewhichnonecanpreservefromruinandsomuch
furtherassuchPlanetshallbefromtheSun,somuchlessshallhebeafflicted.AndifitbeOriental,andoneoftheSuperiors,
orOccidental,andoneoftheInferiors,andnotRetrograde,heshallbestrongandfittoperfectwhathepromisesasonethat
hathbeenill,butismoreperfectlyrecovered,orabuildingwhichfellandisrepaired,andsoofallotherplanetssodisposed.
57.The57this,ToconsiderwhetherthesignificatorbeintheEighthfromtheAscendant?
Forifhebethere,andaFortune,thoughhedonotharm,hewilldonogoodandifhebeanInfortunehewilldogreater
mischiefthaninanyotherplaceoftheFigureandiftheQuestionbeofgoingtoWar,advisenottheQuerenttogothere,
althoughitbeaFortuneforalwayssomeevilistobesuspected,thatisdeath,oratleastcaptivity,foritisaplaceofdarkness
anddeathbutifitbeanInfortune,judgedeath,unlessheseparatethenfromtheLordoftheEighthforthenitmaybeonlya
wound,orbruise,orafall,whereinhewasindangerofdeath,althoughhemayescapeandifitbeajourney,especiallya
longone,hewillbetakenprisoner,oringreatdreadofitunderstandstillifheseparatefromtheLordoftheEighthandalso
rememberthatanInfortunesodisposedalwaysdoesmoremischiefthanaFortune.
58.The58thistoConsider,WhethertheSignificatorbefixedinthatSignwhereheisfound?Now'Zael'saith:"ThataPlanet
isnotsaidtobefixedinaSigntillhehathpassed5degreesthereof."ButIamoftheopinionthatwhenhehathpassedone
wholedegreeofasignheisfirmlytherein,buthesaiditformorecertainty.Solikewisehesays:"ThataPlanetisnotsaidto
becadentfromtheAscendant,unlessheberemovedfromthence5degreesas,forexample,theAscendantin9degreesof
Aries,andaPlanetwasinthe5thdegreethereof'Ptolemy',andmanyothersagesaffirm,ThatPlanettobeinanangle,with
whomIagreeyetsomewouldhaveit,thataPlanetshouldbesaidtobeinanangle,whenheisintheverydegreeofthe
Ascendant,oronedegreebeforeitortwoafteritbuttheymeantinRevolutions,andthattheymightbesocertainasnottobe

intheleastdeceived.
ButIhaveexperiencedthataPlanetisinanAngletothespaceof5degreesbeyondthecuspforasonceIsoughtthe
Revolutionofayear,IfoundMarsinthe5thdegreebeyondthecuspoftheangleoftheearthinCapricorn,SouthLatitude,
whichsignifiedthekillingoftheRomanEmperorandacquaintedhimwithit,forhiscourtat'Grossietti'andIat'Forlirii'
anditwasfoundthat'PandulfusdeFarsenella'and'TheobaldusFranciscus',anddiversothersofthesecretarieshadconspired
toslayhim,andnoneofhisownAstrologersobservedit,becausetheydidnotbelievethatMarswasinanAngle,forhewas4
degreesbeyondthecuspand58minutesintheiropinionhowever,afteraPlanetshallberemovedfromthecusporlineof
anyanglefull5degreesormore,heistocountedCadentfromthatAngle."
59.The59thistoConsider,Whetherthesignificatorbebehindthecuspofanangle15degreesandnomoreforheshallbe
saidtobeinanAngleaswellashethatisexactlythere,as'Zael'affirmswhencehesaidbeforethatitwasnotinanAngle,
norhadanystrengththerebeyondthe15thdegreeafterthecuspoftheAngle:Forexample,theAscendantis4degreesof
Taurus,andtheendthereofwasbehindtheAngle,whateverplanetispositedfromthe4thtothe19thdegreethereofisinthe
angle,butwhatisbeyondthatisnotbutPtolemyseemstoimitate,thoughhesaysnotexpressly,"thateveryplanetwhoshall
be5degreesbefore,or25degreesafterthecusp,isintheAngle."Now'Zael'wouldclearthedoubt,lestthatgreatdistanceof
theplanetfromtheAngleshouldhinderthebusiness.NOTEBYLILLY.ThesamePtolemy:(fromwhomIcannotdiffer)
seemstoassert,ThatnopartofanyHouseremainsvoidofvirtuesandmyselfamoftheopinion,Ithinknotidly,thatevery
planetthatisinanyHouseshallbesaidtobeinthatHousewhereheisfound,fromthebeginningoftheHouse,eventothe
endthereofandthereforeIsayintheHouse,notintheSign,becausesometimesthesameHousecomprehendsmorethanone
SignandsometimeslessforitseemsridiculousthatanypartofanyHouseshouldcontinueidle,andbeleftvoidofvirtue.
60.The60thistoConsider,WhetherthesignificatorbeinaSignfixed,common,ormoveablebecauseinafixedSignhe
signifiesstabilityandcountenanceofthethingbegun,ortobeundertaken,orenquiredof,InacommonSign,achangewitha
returnorrepeatingofit,thatthesamewilloncebebrokenoff,andafterwardsbegunagain,orsomethingadded,orother
alterationhappenforwhichreasoninthingsthatrequirealteration,asbuying,selling,orthelike,weshouldputthe
SignificatorandMoon,oroneofthem,intoacommonsign,butinamoveableSignitsignifiesasuddenchange,aquick
despatchorendwhethergoodorevil.Andthereforeinmatterswherewedesireasuddenconclusion,weoughttoputthe
SignificatorinmoveableSignsbutthingsthatwedesireshouldbefixedandendure,weoughttoplacetheminfixedSigns,
therewewouldhaveamean,letthembeincommonSigns,understandthesamealwaysofthenatureoftheMoon,ifatany
tinethatcanstobserveit.
61.The61stistoBehold,WhethertheLordoftheAscendantorMoon,bewiththeDragon'sHeadorTailforthatisan
impedimentinallaffairs,andthehindranceormischiefwiltproceedfromacausesimplifiedbythatHousetheDragon'sHead
orTailhurts,unlessitbecorporalfortheyhavenoAspectorOpposition.AnditisworsewhentheSignificatororMoongoes
towardsthem,thanwhentheygofromthemforinthefirstcaseissignifiedthemischiefinitsfullheight,likeamaninaship
thatissplitinthesea,whenthereisnohope.Butinthelast,'tislikeashipthatisonlyindanger,buthashopesand
probabilitiesofescaping.AndnotethatwhenthesignificatororMoongoestotheDragon'sHead,itsmaliceisaugmented,for
itsnatureistoincrease,andwhentheygototheTail,themischiefisnotabsolutelyattheworst,as'tiswhentheygofromit,
thatis,withinonedegreeforfromonedegreeforwards'tisnotsogreatasinthatdegree,althoughmuchandfrom1degree
to3degreesless,andfrom4degreesto5degreesyetless,andfrom5degreesto7degreesverysmallfrom7degreesto9
degreessmaller,andfromthenceto12degreeslittleornothingatall.
62.The62ndistoConsider,WhethertheMoonbevoidofcourse?Forthatsignifiesthatthethingenquiredaftershallscarce
evercometoagoodend,andnotwithoutmuchlabour,sorrow,andtrouble,unlesstheLordoftheAscendantorsignificator
ofthething,shallbeinverygoodcondition,andthenitmaybehindered,butnotwhollyfrustratedyet'tisagoodtimethen
fordrinking,bathing,feasting,&c.,andtouseointmentsfortakingawayofhair,especiallyifshebeinScorpio.
63.The63rdistoConsider,WhethertheMoonbefarfromtheConjunctionoftheInfortunes,soasnottocastherbeamson
theirs,forthentheeventwillbegood,butratherifshetouchwithherbeamsthoseoftheFortunes.Andyetbetter,ifbesides
thistheLordoftheAscendant,orofthebusiness,beingoodconditionforiftheybenotwelldisposed,itmayimpairthe
goodpromised,butnotwhollypreventit.
64.the64thistoConsider,WhethertheMoonbeinCancer,Taurus,Sagittarius,orPiscesforitsignifiesgoodinthe
business,althoughshebejoinedtotheInfortunesandnottotheFortunesnordoesshe,beingvoidofcourse,prejudiceso
muchinthoseplacesaselsewhere,providedshebenotCombust,forthentheywilladvantageherlittleornothing.
65.The65thistoConsider,WhethertheLordoftheSeventhisafflictedornot?Forthatwillbeanimpedimenttothe
business.Andyououghttodeferjudgmentifyoucan,andwarilysearchalwayswhencesuchimpedimentshallarise,aswell
bytheConjunctionoftheLordoftheSeventhwiththePlanets,asbytheirseparation,andalsooftheMoonsomay'stthou
findwhenceitwillproceed,andafterwardsgivejudgmentwithmoresafety.
66.The66thistoConsider,WhentheInfortunesthreatenmischief,whethertheplaceonwhichtheirthreatsfall,bethe
DignityofanyoftheFortunes?AndwhethersuchFortunebeholdthesameplacebyTrineorSextile?Forthenitwilltake

awaythemischiefandannulitwholly.Ifbyasquare,itwillonlylessenitifbyanOpposition,takeawaysomepartofitbut
ifitcastnoaspectatall,themischiefwillhappenbutitwillproceedfromhonest,just,persons,anditwillbetheQuerent
suffersrightfully,beingcastinajustcausebeforeaJudge,orthelike.ButiftheaforesaidplacebetheDignityofan
Infortune,theprejudicewillcomefromunjustmen,falsewitnesses,acorruptJudge,orsomesentenceunjustlygiventhrough
amistake,&c.
67.The67thistoConsider,WhethertherebyanyEclipsenear,whichislessthan12degreesfromtheSignificator?Forthe
samewillbringdamageandmischieftotheQuerentorbusiness,unlesstherebeaFortunewhichhathDignitiesinthesame
place,forthenthesameisabatedbutiftherebenosuch,thououghtesttolookwhatPlanetbeholdsthesaidplaceofthe
Eclipseandhow.ForiftheFortunesbeholdit,theydobutaugmenttheevilandiftheyareInfortunes,theylessenandabate
it,whichseemsakindofriddleorwonderinArt.
68.The68thistoConsider,Inquestionsrelatingtosickpeople,orDecumbitures,WhethertheLordoftheSeventh,andthe
SeventhHouseitself,befreefromImpediments?Foriftheybe,thesickmaysafelytrusthimselftothecareofthePhysicians,
formedicineswilldoverywell.ButiftheSeventhHouseanditsLordshallbeAfflicted,Ptolemysaith"ThePhysicianmust
bechanged,forneitherhisphysicnorcarewilldoanygood"fortheseventhsignifiesthemedicineas'Zael'saithoratleast
thediseasegrowschronicalandlasting.Thelikeistobeexpectedifthesamepositionshappenatthebeginningofanycure.
69.The69thistoConsider,WhetherthesignificatorsoftheAscendant,andoftheHousesignifyingthethingenquired,beof
equalstrengthanddebility?Forthenthoucanstnotsafelygivejudgment:butinsuchcasethoumustmindtheLordofthe
ConjunctionorPrevention(asthethingiseitherconjunctionalorpreventional)whichwaslastbefore,andbythatjudge,butif
theLordoftheConjunctionorPrevention,andofthethings,bestillequal,thoumustthenturntotheMoon,andseetowhom
shefirstapplies,andthencededucejudgment.IfshejoinnottoanyinorfromtheSigninwhichsheis,takethatwithwhom
shejoinsfirstinthenextSign,andthisisveryconsiderablyuseful.
70.The70thConsiderationis,TomindanothersecretnotwellsearchedintobyAstrologers,butoftentimesdoingthem
muchprejudicethatis,seeinallQuestions,etc.,whethertheLordoftheNeworFullMoon,preventionallastbefore,bein
anyoftheAnglesofthethingenquiredafterifitbe,itdenotesthatthebusinesswillbeaccomplished,unlessitbethe
Querent'sownfault(orthatGodoverruleagainstit),thoughperhapsbyothersignificationsitseemednotlikely.Butifitshall
nothappensobutonlythesameisintheAscendantandtheothersignificatorsthatis,TheLordoftheAscendantofthething
enquiredofandtheMoon,oranyofthemassist,thethingwellbedonewithease.IfitbeinCadentHouses,itwillscarceever
be,thoughothersignificatorsseemneversofavourableandiftwoatleastofthembenotso,takeitforcertainitwillneverbe
done.
71.The7lstistoConsider,WhethertheSignificatorsfallsbetweentheAscendantandtheTwelfth,forthatsignifies
continuanceorlengthoftime,whenathingwillbedoneorifdonealready,howlongitwillcontinueindaysorhours.If
betweenthetwelfthandthetenth,itnoteshalfweeksbetweenthetenthandseventh,monthsorweeksbetweentheseventh
andfourth,yearsandbetweentheFourthandtheAscendant,halfyears.
72.The72ndistoObserve,Thatifthequestionbeofajourney,andtheMoonafflicted,itisnotsafetoundertakeitbutifit
cannotbeputoff,makethePlanetthatafflictsher,LordoftheAscendantatthetimeoftheQuerent'ssettingforth.
73.The73rdistoMind,WhethertheQuestionssignifygoodorevil?Ifgood,whethertheFortunesbeholdtheSignificatorof
theQuestion,ortheMoon?ForthenthegoodFortunethereofwillbeincreased:butiftheInfortunescasttheirbeams,as
muchormorediminished.Butifitoriginallysignifyevil,andtheInfortunesbeholdtheSignificatororMoon,asaforesaid,
theevilthreatenedwillbeincreasedandbecomesmuchworse.
74.The74thistoConsider,WhethertheSignificatorbeinhisfirststation,goingtobeRetrograde?Forthatsignifies
crossnessanddisobedience,andthatthematter,thoughneversoprobable,willnotbeaccomplished.Ifanyworkorbuilding
bethenbegun,itwillnotbefinished.AndifsuchSignificator,soasserted,bethenundertheearth,suchbuildingshallnotbe
raisedtoanypurposeinthirtyyears,andthennotfinishedandifitberaisedalittlethen,itwillbearaisingthirtyyearsmore.
Andifnotthencompleted,itwillnotbecompletedtillninetyyearsafteritsfirstandifnotthen,itwillneverbefinished,
unlessthepropertybealtered,andcomeintothepossessionofstrangersfromitsformerowners.ButiftheSignificatorbein
hissecondstation,goingtobedirect,itnotesthattheaffairwillbedone,butslowly,intricately,andwithpainsandtrouble.
Andifanedificebethenbegun,itwillbefinishednotsosoonaswasfirstbelieved,providedtheSignificatorbenotunder
theearthforthenhethatbeginsitshallnevermakeanendofit,norraiseitveryhighabovetheearth.NOTEBYLILLY:
"Andnote,APlanetinhissecondstationsignifiesanaptness,andtherenewingandstrengthofeverythingbutinhisfirst
station,dissolutionanddestruction.Rememberandunderstandthesethingwell,fortheywilloftencomeinpractice."
75.The75thistoConsider,WhethertheMoonbeafflictedbyanyPlanet?Forthen,whateverthequestionbe,thesamewill
sufferimpediment.ButiftheMoonbeinagoodplacefromtheAscendant,soastobeholditwithaTrineorSextile,orifthe
Planetthatafflictsherdobeholdthesame.EitheroftheseAspectswillmitigatethemischiefintended,anditmaybe,wholly
takeitaway,asthesaidafflictingPlanetisdisposedsothathebenotCadentfromangles,norfromtheAscendant,norinhis
fallthatiswiththeseventhfromisownHouse.'Zael'seemstosay"ThatisanInfortuneafflictingbecadentfromthe

Ascendant,orRetrograde,itcausethfearintheQuerentbutIalwaysfeartheafflictionoftheMoonaboveallother
Impediments,andscarceRememberthatIeversawagoodendofanythingwhereshewasafflicted:andinjourneys,iftowar,
wasapprehensiveoftheQuerent'scareandpersoniffortraffic,ofstraits,quarrels,sadnessinhistravels,andlossofmoney,
&c.
76.The76thistoConsider,FromwhatPlanettheMoonseparates,andwhichsheisjoinedtohewhomsheseparatesfrom
signifieswhathathbeen,theotherwhatistocome,aswehavesaid.Andtherefore,ifsheseparatesfromanInfortune,and
appliestoaFortune,theworstispastandwhathithertohasbeenhad,willendhappilytotheQuerent'scontent.Butifshe
separatesfromaFortune,andgoestoanInfortune,understandthecontrary,thethingwasgoodinthebeginning,butproves
naughtintheend.IffromaFortunetoaFortune,iswasandisgood,andwillhavealaudableend.IffromanInfortunetoan
Infortune,itwillbeanuglyconclusion.
77.The77thistoConsider,WhethertheLordoftheAscendantorMoonbeinOpposition,thatis,whethertheMoonbein
Capricorn,MercuryinSagittariusorPisces,orVenusinScorpioorAries,theSuninAquarius,MarsinTaurusorLibra,
JupiterinGeminiorVirgo,SaturninCancerorLeoforthensuchLordsoftheQuestionabhorthebusinessnordoeshelove
itshouldbeaccomplished,butisratheragainstit.
78.The78thistoConsider,TheHousethatsignifiesthethingwhereoftheQuestionisasked.FortheFirstsignifiesthe
Person,thesecond,substance,thethird,brethren,etc.,aswehavebeforetaught,andasitshallappear,sojudgehavingduly
ponderedallcircumstances.
79.The79thistoConsider,WhethertheSignificator,orMoon,bejoinedtogoodorillplanets,byConjunctionorbyAspect,
whichisdiligentlytobeheededanddistinguishedforacorporalconjunctionwiththeSunisthegreatestmisfortunecan
befallaPlanet.
80.The80thistoConsider,HowtheSignificatorispositedinrespecttohisownHouse,whetherinthesecond,third,or
fourth,&c.,sign,fromit,accordingtotheSignificationofthatsignshaltthoujudge,asthouwouldestjudgeofanyPlanetin
suchanHousefromtheAscendant.
81.The81stistoConsider,WhethertheSignificatorbeinanAngleorinaSucceedentorCadentHouse?Forhowmuchany
PlanetisneartothecuspofanyAnglesomuchishethestronger:howmuchfarthersomuchtheweakerandbyhowmuch
soonerheshallbenearerthecuspofaCadentHouse,somuchshallhebetheweakerhowmuchthefarther,somuchtheless
weak.
82.The82ndistoConsider,WhethertheSignificatorreceivedispositionorvirtuefromanyPlanet,FortuneorInfortune.If
fromaFortuneitsignifiesgoodandthebetterifsuchFortunebeinagoodcondition.IffromanInfortune,tothecontrary
andsomuchtheworsebyhowmuchthemoreweakandafflictedheis.
83.The83rdistoConsider,WhethertheFortunesandInfortunesareequallystrongintheQuestion:forthatsignifiesno
positivejudgment,eithergoodorillbutakindofindifferency,andthatthebusinesswillbringneithergainorloss.
84.The84thistoConsider,WhethertheFortunesorInfortunesarestrongestforifbothbestrong,andtheFortunesprevailin
strength,itsignifiesakindofmediocrityofgoodiftheInfortunesinsuchacasearestrongest,amediocrityofevilnotin
excessoneitherside.
85.The85thistoConsider,WhetherthePartofFortunefallinagoodorbadplaceoftheFigurethatisinanAngles,orina
SucceedentorinaCadentHouseandhowthesameisaspected,andbywhom,aFortuneoranInfortune?Andwhetheritbe
inreceptionofthatPlanetbywhomitisaspected?ForquestionsmaysometimesseemgoodbutthePartofFortunehappening
inanuntowardPlace,weakensitmuchandrendersitlessprofitablesoastodeceivetheQuerent'shopes.Andonthecontrary
aquestionmayseemill,yetthePartofFortunehappeningluckily,joinedwithagoodPlanetthatreceivesit,&c.,lessensthe
evil,andnotsomuchhappenstotheQuerentastheFigureotherwiseseemstothreaten.
86.The86thistoConsider,WhethereitheroftheInfortunesbeholdtheSignificatorbothRetrograde,Cadent,Peregrine,and
insignscontrarytotheirrespectivenatures?Forthentheybringsuchanabsolutemischiefascannotbeavoided,noraverted
byanythingbutGodalone.Andifanyshallbebornundersuchpositions,hewillalwaysbeabeggar,lethimdowhathecan
ifanyHousebebuiltthen,nomanshalleverlivehappily,orgetmoneyinitbutbylossesandcrosseshisestatesandgoods
shallmoulderaway,andcometonothingandhismostprobabledesignsstrangelyfrustratedanddestroyed,unlesstheDivine
Goodnessinmercyinterpose.
87.The87thistoConsider,NovenariumLunae,whichisathingmuchtobeheeded,foritoftenhinderstheAstrologerfrom
discoveringthetruth,andleadshimintoerror,notknowingthecausethatmakeshimdeceive.
88.The88thistoConsider,ThePlanetfromwhomnotonlytheMoonseparates,howheisdisposed,&c.,butthenextto
whomsheisjoined,sothattherebenotabove51minutesdistancebetweenthem,thefirstsignifyingwhatispast,thesecond

whatisnowpresent,aswehavealreadysaid,andalsolooktowhomshewillnextbejoinedafterseparationfromhimwith
whomsheisatpresentforhewillsignify(accordingasheisdisposed)theissue,orwhatistocome.
89.The89thistoConsider,TheDuodenariamLunae,athingthatisobservableinmanycases,evenmorethandiversthings
thatwehavesaidforthereisgreatestdangerofmistakesinabstruseconsiderations,andsuchasAstrologersrathersloththan
ignorance,donotregardwherebytheyoftenfallintodisgraceandcontemptoftherabble,ratherthantakealittlepains.
90.The90thistoConsider,WhethertheLordoftheHouseinwhichtheSunis,andofthatwhereintheMoonis,andalsothe
LordoftheAscendantbeallorientalandinAngles(thoughthatrarelyhappens),andmutuallybeholdeachotherfromgood
placeswithfriendlyAspectforthesepositionsshallsignifythegreatestgood,andmostsuperlativefutureimaginable.Ifthey
shallnotbeallsodisposed,theremainingpartshallsignifyprosperityandfelicityproportionallyasfarastheyareable,
thoughnotinsovastameasure.
91.The91stConsiderationis,ToobserveinQuestionsorNativities,whetherMarsbeinanyoftheAnglesoftheFigure,
especiallyinFixedSignsorwhenScorpioAscends,forthenhedestroysallthegoodsignifiedbythatquestion,oratleast
muchimpedesanddiminishesitUnlessJupiterbeholdhimwithaTrineorSextileforthenhismaliceismitigatedbutyetas
Jupiteriseitherstrongorweak.
92.The92ndistoObserveinNativitiesandQuestionsespeciallyofdeath,whethertheLordoftheHouseofDeath,or
SignificatorofDeath,LordoftheHouseinwhichtheLordoftheEighthisposited,appliestotheSignificatoroftheNativeor
Querent,orhetothembecauseaPlanetsoaffectedbecomesthedestroyerofLife,andkillsaswellifitbeaFortuneasan
Infortune,andthatwhethertherebeaReceptionornot.
93.The93rdistoConsider,IftheQuestionconcernsathingthatonewoulddesireofanother,orthatonewouldgetoutofa
secrethiddenplace,whethertheSignificatoroftheQuerent,orthinginquiredafter,beholdSaturnoriscorporallyjoinedto
himorwhetherSaturnbeinthehouseofthethinginquiredafter?Forthenthebusinesswillhardlybedone,ornotwithout
muchlabourandtrouble,andmoretediousnessthantheQuerentcanimagine.
94.The94thistoConsider,InQuestions,&c.whethertheSignificatorofthethinginquiredaboutbeCadentfromthe
Ascendant,orotherAngles,orfromthehousethatsignifiesthethingorbusinesssoughtafter,oritsLord?Orwhetherhebe
Retrograde,orinabadconditionwiththeSun,orwhethertherebeinthesaidhouse,signifyingthethinginquiredafter,a
PlanetCadent,orRetrograde,orinsuchillconditionwiththeSun,orinanillplacefromhim,orillaspectedbyhimforany
ofthesethingssignifyahindrancetothething,althoughotherwisetheQuestionseemsgoodandprobable.
95.The95thisWhetherthePlanetssignifyingthethingsought,joinmutuallywitheachotherforthatsignifiesitwillbe
doneyet,benottooconfidenttojudgeso,tillthouhastwellweighedthenatureofthesignwhereintheyarejoined,whether
itbeoftheirownnatureforthenitwillbeeasy,otherwisedifficultyorscarceatall.
96.The96thistoConsiderinQuestionswhichseemtoshow,thatwhatisenquiredaftershallbeperfected,whetherthe
Significatorofthething,andtheMoonareinAnglesforiftheybothbeabove25degreesfromAngles,itwillnotbe
accomplishedbutifoneshallandtheothershallnotbesofaroff,thenitmaybedonebutwithdifficulty,unlessitbea
journeywhichwillspeedwellenoughifthesignificatorberemotefromAngles.
97.The97thistoConsider,inwhatclimatethoureceivesttheQuestionforjudgmentmustbevariedastheascensionsof
countriesandclimatesdiffer,therebeingnottheorderintheascensionsorelevationsofsigns,inoneclimateasinanother,
northesameAscendantinoneregionasinanother.
[NOTEBYLILLY.'Bewarethereforeofamistakehere,foritwillbeveryunhandsomeandblameworthyforwhateverpart
thoutravellesttowards,fromoneregiontoanother,whetherfromtheEasttotheWest,fromtheNorthtotheSouth,or
contrarily,yourAscendantwillbechangedfromonedegreefromEasttoWestinLongitudeandecontra,andfromtheNorth
toSouth,andthecontrary.Butsomejocundfoolsormonks,intheircups,mayariseandsay,Ifyourjudgmentsarechanged
accordingtothesituationofNationstheyarefalse.Butthereisnotalkingtosuchbrutes,theyneitherunderstandnorbelieve,
norisanythingprobabletothem:Yettherearesomeverylearnedmenamongstthem,suchas'ContradusBrixiensis,'a
preachingFriar,whoexcellentlyunderstandsArtandpractisethithonestly.WantofheedingwhatIhavesaidhathmade
Astrologerstoerr,andIdoubtdothsostill,forrightjudgmentscannotbegivenbutbytheAscendantandotherHouses,and
therefore,ifthesevary,thosemustdosotoo.ThereforeyoushouldhaveTablesofElevationforeveryClimateandRegion
yet'tismoredifficulttofindoutthedifferenceofoneclimatefromanother,thanofoneRegionorcountryfromanother,
accordingtotheLongitudeforifthouhasttablesoftheelevationofthesignsinanyregionfromEasttoWest,thoumaystby
guessfindtheelevationinanother,whichwaythoupleases!,eithertowardstheEastorWest,accordingtothesameclimate,
bytakingthedifference,butindiversclimatethoucanstnotsoeasilyconjecture."
98.The98thistoObserve,Whetherifwhatappearsbythesignlikelytobeeffected,besignifiedbytheplanetsbycorporal
conjunction,oraspectortranslationofLight?Ifeitherofthetwo,firstthethingwillbeeffectedbytheQuerent,andtheparty
enquiredof,withoutanythirdpersonintermeddlingbutifbythelastitshallbedonebyambassadors,friends,orsomeperson

interposinghimselfanditshallbebroughttopassbyapersonorthingsignifiedbythatHousewhoseLordstranslatethe
lightsasaforesaid.ThusifitbetheLordofthesecond,itwillbedonebyexpenses,orapieceofmoneyandifbythethird,
bysomebrotherorthelikeifbythefourth,bytheFather,&c.,accordingtotherespectivesignificationofeachHouse.
99.The99thistoConsiderwellInQuestions,Nativities,&c.,whatwillcertainlycomeofthemforsometimesbytheFigure,
athingseemslikelytobeabsolutelydonebutisnotwholly,butinpartsometimesitiswhollyperfected,andsometimes
neitherwhollynorinpart:uponwhichaccountastrologersareoftenblamed,andscarceknowhowtoexcusethemselves,not
knowinghowthiscomestopass,beingadifficultpoint,andofamostsubtledisquisitionsothattheancientswouldnot
meddlewithitsaveonlythemosthonoured'Albumazar'saidsomethingmorethantherest,whosejudgmentsIhavefound
moreefficaciousandcorrectthanothers,though'Ptolemy',thegreatexplainerofthisscience,mustbeacknowledgedmore
curiousthantherest.NowthatwhichIsayistheconsiderationofcertainFixedStars:
[NOTEBYCOLEYNotethatthesefixedstarsarenowremovedmanydegreesforwardintheEclipticthantheywereinthe
timeofBonatusinrespectofLongitude,whichoughttobecarefullyconsideredbytheindustriousAstrologer,whichIshall
name,whereofsomeareofthenatureoftheFortunes,andperfectthosethingswiththemnotlikelytobeFortunes,and
perfectedbythesignificationsofthePlanetsothersareofthenatureoftheInfortunes,whichsuffernotthingstobeperfected
accordingtothePlanets'significations:ofwhichlattertherearesomeineverysign,asinBonatus'stimethereweretwointhe
HeadofAriesthatisone,in1345'theotherin1445',andaresouthern,andofthenatureofSaturnandMars.InTaurusare
sixstars,thefirstin955'thePleiades,whichyetarecalledandcountedbutasone,andareofthenatureofMars:andthe
Moonanotherin1302'anotherinJ4045calledtheDevil,anotherin15,calledtheDevil's&dad,anotherinthebellyof
Taurus,1915'calledAldebaran,whichareallofthenatureofMarsandMercury.InGeminithereisonein8,calledthe
"ShoulderoftheDog,"ofthenatureofMarsandSaturnanotherin1015'ofthenatureofMarscalledthe"Warrior"another
in1715'anotherin1852',called"theWitch,ofthenatureofSunandMars
InCancer,thereisonein203,calledtheCamel,ofthenatureofSaturnandMoonanotherin755anotherin13,called
theWesternCamel,ofthenatureofSunandMoonanotherinthesamedegree,calledtheFootoftheDog,ofthenatureof
Saturnandanotherin1755ofthesamenature.InLeothereisonein1555~ofthenatureofSaturn.InVirgotwo,onein
711ofthenatureofMars,andtheotherin15,ofthenatureofSaturn.InLibraonein26,ofthenatureofSaturn.In
Scorpiothree,onein101anotherin807,anotherin9,allofthenatureofMars.InSagittariustwosmallones,onein
1952theotherin2102ofthenatureofSaturn.InCapricorntwo,onein2702,theotherin2905,bothofthenatureof
Saturn.InAquariusonein904ofthenatureofMarsandSaturn.InPiscesonein407ofthenatureofMarsandMercury.
Allthesestarsarehurtfulandmalevolent,hinderinganddestroyingthingsaftertheyseemprobabletobeaccomplished,and
thereforetobeavoidedasmuchaspossible.
Allthesestarsarehurtfulandmalevolent,hinderinganddestroyingthingsaftertheyseemprobabletobeaccomplished,and
thereforetobeavoidedasmuchaspossible.Here'twillnotbesuperfluousbutveryconvenienttoinsertatableofthefixed
starsthathavesmalllatitude,istheyarenowplaced,orrectifythemforsomesucceedingyears.]
100.The100thConsiderationis,ToobservetheFixedStarsassistingandpromotingtheaccomplishmentofthings,whichare
thussituated.InAriestherearetwo,onein506,ofthenatureofJupiterandVenus,anotherin260lofthenatureof
Jupiter.InTaurusthree,oneinthel03,anotherin807,andthelastin90l,allofthenatureofVenus.InGeminiaretwo
starsonein1902,theotherin2108,bothofthenatureofJupiterandofthesecondmagnitude.InCancerlikewisetwo,one
in202,theotherin2905,bothofthenatureofJupiter.InLeoonein904,ofthenatureofJupiterandVenus.InVirgo
onein407,ofthenatureofJupiterandMoon.InLibratwo,bothofthenatureofJupiterandVenus,onein1345,theother
in1445.InScorpiofour,onein955,anotherin1301,athirdin1445,thelastin1915,allofthenatureofJupiter.In
Sagittariustwo,onein1015,theotherin755,bothofthenatureofJupiter.InCapricornthree,onein203,anotherin
755,bothofthenatureofJupiter.InPiscestwo,onein711ofthenatureofVenus,theotherin1459ofthenatureof
Jupiter.Whereforealwayswhenthoufindestthesignificationinacorporalconjunctionwithanyofthese,thoumayst
pronouncehappinessandagoodend.
101.The101stConsiderationis,TomarkinNativitiesorQuestions,whichPlanetisthecutteroffoflifeoryears,orhinderer
ofathingfrombeingdoneforheitiswhodestroysthelifeoftheNative,&c.,whoisstrongestintestimoniesofdignitiesor
power.YetMessabalaconcealedthis,anddiscoveredthesecretonlytoacertainscholarofhis,whooutofprideappropriating
thesametohimself.
Nowafterthouhastfoundwhoisthisdestroyer,&c.,thenseetowhomtheLordoftheAscendantortheMoonisjoined(who
participatesinsignificationofeverything,aswehavesaidbefore),ortheLordofthethingenquiredafter,andtheLordofthe
houseoftheMoon,oroneormoreofthemforifitbejoinedtoaplanetRetrogradeorCombust,orcadentfromthe
Ascendant,oranyotherAngles,ortoanyoftheInfortuneswhodothnotreceivehimorisafflictedbyanInfortune,which
cutsoffthelightofthesignificator:thethingisdestroyed,andsotheyearsoftheNativearediminishedandhelivesnotlong.
Further,IftheLordoftheAscendant,ortheMoon,ortheLordofthethingenquiredafter,bejoinedtoaPlanetwhoisfree
fromtheconjunctionoftheInfortunes,andsosafeastohimselfbutisjoinedtoanotherPlanetafflicted,someoftheaforesaid
ways,themattershallbebroughttonought,evenafteritseemsaccomplished,andtheNative"lifeshallbesuddenlycutoff,

whenthereisalltheprobabilitythatmaybeofthecontrary:andthiswillalsohappenthoughtherebenoconjunctionwiththe
killingPlanet,ifonlythesignificatororMoonbeafflictedinmanneraforesaid.
102.The102ndConsiderationis,ofthingssignified,howtheyshallbefoundorknown,andfromwhatsignificatortheyareto
betaken?Whichmustbefromthesignificatorsofthequerent,andofthethingQuestionedorenquiredafter:whichtwo
significators,iftheyshallbejoinedtogetherwiththeMoonitsignifieswhollyandabsolutelytheeffectofthethingifnot
joined,thenthecontrary.Andfromtheconjunctionofthesignificatorsweoughttoknowwhy,orbywhatthequestionis
made.AndbytheLordoftheHouseinwhichsuchconjunctionhappens,weknowofwhatthequestionwillbe,ortheend
thereof~forifthatbeaFortuneitwillbegood,accordingtotheconditionsandsignificationofsuchFortune,andtheHouse
whereinheis,andsignificationoftheplaceinwhichtheLordispositedofthatHousewhereinitselfis.Butifitbean
Infortune,itwillbebad,accordingtothesignificationoftheInfortunes,andsuchotherpositionsasaforesaid.IftheLordof
theHouseorExaltation,orofanytwosmallerDignities,castsanaspect,ortherebeatranslationoflight,youmayknowby
thatthequestionshallbebroughttopass:butiftherebenoneoftheseitcannotbepreciselyknown,butitwillbebyorfroma
causenotyetdiscovered:andbytheaspectsofthefortunesorInfortunesmaybeknownwhatwillbetheeffects.
103.The103rdConsiderationis,TomindinNativitiesandgeneralQuestionsinwhatHousethePartofFortunehappensfor
fromthethingssignifiedbythatHousewilltheFortuneorgainoftheNativeorQuerentarise,ifthesamebewelldisposed,
otherwisethesamewillbecauseofhismisfortuneandloss.
104.The104thConsideration,ToobserveinNativitiesandgeneralQuestionswhetherthesignificatoroftheNativeor
QuerentbepositedintheSeventhfromhisownHouse,ortheOppositiontotheLordoftheAscendant:forbewillnotinsuch
casesignifygainfromthethingssignifiedbythatHouse,butratherexpenseandloss.
105.The105thConsiderationis,ToobserveinNativitiesorgeneralQuestions,whetherthatanInfortune,unfortunatebein
theSeventh?forthatsignifiesthattheNativeorQuerentshallnotliveinpeaceoranydelightwithhiswives,sweethearts,or
companions,butwillperpetuallyhavebrawlsandquarrelswiththem:itseldomhappensotherwisefromsuchaposition.
106.The106thConsiderationis,ToconsiderinNativitiesandgeneralQuestions,itaFortunefortunate,andinnoway
afflictedbeintheSeventh?forthentheNativeorQuerentshallbehappyingoodwivesandassociates,yetshallhavemany
rivalsandpersonsthathatehim,butratheroutofenvythancause,sothatheshallseldombringhisenterprisesanddesignsto
pass,withoutmuchlabourandtrouble.
107.The107this,ToconsiderinNativitiesandgeneralquestions,whetherMarsbeintheSecondorintheTenth,andwell
disposedforitdenotesthattheNativeorQuerentshallgainaFortuneorEstatebythosepersonsthatdealorworkinIronand
Fire,asSmiths,Furnacemen,Glassmen,etc.:orinVictuallingorkeepingInns,Taverns,etc.:butifMarsbeweakorafflicted,
lossanddamagefromallthose.
108.The108thIsToConsider,IfneitherofthePlanetsbeholdstwoHouses?Forhisvirtueandfortitudeshallbeinthat
whereinhehathmostdignities,andwhichismostproperforhim,andthethinghesignifies.
109.The109thIs,ToconsiderwhethertheLordoftheFifthbeintheSeventhafflicted?ForthentheNativewillneverbe
happyatFeastsorBanquetseitherbeaversefromorslightedatsuchmeetings,orsomeaffrontputuponhimneverbehappy
atFeastsorBanquetseitherbeaversefromorslightedatsuchmeetings,orsomeaffrontputuponhimnorwillheevergo
neatinhisclothes,norgetanycreditbythem.
110.The110this,ToconsiderinNativities,whetherScorpioascends?ForsuchaNativeisneverliketogetanygreat
prefermentintheRomanChurch:becauseCancer(theExaltationsofClerks(priests,parsons,&c.,&c),willthenbeinthe
NinthHouse,whichsignifiestheChurch,andJupiterisanenemytoMars,whoisLordoftheAscendant.
111.The111this,toconsiderinNativitiesandQuestionsespeciallyofLawsuitsandcontroversies,whethertheDragon'sTail
beintheSeventh?ForthatsignifiesdamageoroverthrowtotheNative'senemiesandprosperitytotheNativeorQuerent,
becausetheDragon'sHeadwillthenbeintheAscendant.Ifitbeinthe8thitdenotesthedecayandlossoftheirestateor
substances,andincreaseoftheNative's.Inthethird,prejudicetotheNative'sbrethern.Inthefourth,totheParents.Inthe
fifth,tohischildren.Inthesixth,tohisservants.Intheninth,tohisjourneys.Inthetenthtohispreferment.Intheeleventh,to
hisFriends.Inthetwelfth,tohiscattleofthegreatestsort,&c.andsotoallotherthingssignifiedbyeachHouserespectively:
sodoSaturnandMarsalso,butnotsomuch.Likewise'tisobservablethatotherillpositionsmaymakevoidthesaid
significations,butnotsomuchasSaturnandMars,unlesstheythemselvesaresignificatorsofthemischief,andthenmuchof
theirmaliceisabated.
112.The112thisstrictlytoexamineandregardineveryNativityorQuestion,theAscendantforwhosoevershallhave
'Virgo'ascendandMercuryingoodcondition,oratleastnotafflictedifhestudyandpracticePhysicheshallhavesuccess
anddogreatcures,butshallbeunhappyinhissalaryorprofittherebynotbeingabletogethisfeesofmostofhisPatients
andbesides,shallbeunhappyinLawsuits.Butifhefollowthelaw,heshallbeunfortunateinallhisbusiness,andslighted
hiswords,thoughneversoprudent,notregarded,nonotbythemforwhoseadvantagehespeaks,butafool'sdiscourse

preferred,andwhateverhemeddlesinshallturnoutuntoward,andpeoplebehisenemieswithoutcause,andasperseand
scandalizehim,buttheyknownotwhy.ButfarotherwisewillitbeifSagittarius,Taurus,orPiscesascendandJupiter,Venus
andMercury,shallbeintheAscendant,orifJupiterandVenusshallhappentobein'Zaminium,ortheheartoftheSun,
whatevertheAscendantbethenativeshallbeadmiredasaProphet,andallhiswordsreceivedasOracles,orthedistatesof
destiny.
113.The113thIsToConsider,WhethereitheroftheInfortunesbeintheIXthHouse,andwithoutDignity?forthenthe
NativeorQuerentshallbeoftenblamedandaccused,andthatwithoutcause,asmuchasforone,ButifaFortunebethere
wellaffected(especiallyhavingDignitythere)heshallontheothersidebepraised,applauded,andhonoured,whetherthere
becauseorreasonforitorno.
114.The114thIsToConsider,WhethertheLordoftheEighthbeaFortune,andintheSecond?forthentheNativeor
Querentshallgainconsiderablybythegoodsofpeopledeceased,ofhisenemies,andbyhiswives,especiallyifsuchplanet
shallbefreefromImpedimentorhaveDignitiesthere.ButifanInfortunebethere,itsignifieslossanddecayoftheNative's
estate,unlesshehavedignitiesthereandbeotherwisewellaffected,andingoodcondition,forthenitwillbelittleorno
prejudicebutwithoutdignities,andinanillstate,itwhollyandtotallydestroysandruinsallhopesofestate.
115.The115thIsToConsider,WhethertheEighthHouse,oritLordbeafflicted?ForthenshalltheQuerentorNativebe
damnified,andloseanestatebythedeathofawife,whichsheenjoyedforlifeorthelike.
116.The116thIs,ToConsiderwhichoftheHouses,ortheirLordsareafflicted,orunderimpediment?Forthatsignifiesthat
hurtanddamagewillaccruetotheNative,byreasonofthethingssignifiedbythatHouseandsoonthecontrary,iftheyare
Fortunes,goodandadvantagefromtilesamethings.
117.The117thIsToConsider,IftheDragon'sTailbeintheFourthforthatsignifies,thatwhatevertheNativeorQuerent
shallgetshallbesquanderedaway,andcometonothingandwhereveritis,itsignifiesdamagetotheNativeinandfromthat
Houserepresented.
118.The118thIs,ToconsiderinwhatHouseaFortuneshallbefortunateandstrong,welldisposed,andnotafflictedforin
andbythesepersonsorthingsbythatHousesignified,shalltheNativeorQuerentgainprofit,andmakehisfortuneandso
onthecontraryofaHousethatisafflicted.
119.The119thIsToConsider,IftheLordofthesecondbeintheseventh,andtheSeventhbeinAries,Scorpio,Capricornor
AquariusforthentheNative'senemiesshalleasilytakeawayhisgoodsandrightandifheassociatehimselfwithpersons,.
theyshallrobhim:andhiswifeormistressshallcheathim,andstealwhatevershecanfromhim:unlesstheLordofthe
AscendantbeinTrineorSextiletotheLordoftheSeventh,orinotheraspectswithreception.
120.The120thConsiderationis,ToobservewhethertheLordsofanyoftheseEightHouses,viz.,the3rd,4th,5th,6th,9th,
11th,or12th,beinthe7th?forwhichsoeverofthemisthere,thepersonbyhimsignifiedwillprovetheNative'senemy,
unlessaperfectreception,withsomegoodaspectasTrineorSextileintervene.YetaSquareorOppositionwithReception
willabatetheenmity,butnotwhollypreventit.ThusifitbetheLordofthe3rd,hisBrethernwillprovehisenemiesifthe
4th,hisParentsifofthe5th,hisChildren,&c.,norshallhegainoforbythemsomuchasheshallloseanothertimeorifany
ofthemsometimesappearkindly,itwillbebutfromtheteethoutward,andfortheirownends,&c.
121.The121stis,WhethertheMoonbeinthe8thandtheLordoftheAscendantintheAscendant2nd,or12th,Retrograde?
ForthentheNativeorQuerentwillnotbefortunate,norhaveanyluckatplayingatdiceoranyothergaming.
122.The122ndis,WhetherthePartofFortunebeinthefirst10degreesofthe4thHouse,withtheDragon'sHead,theMoon,
VenusandJupiter,andtheydirect?forthatsignifiesthattheNativeshallbeluckyindiscoveringandfindingouthidden
treasure.Ifitbeinthesecond10degrees,orbutwithtwoofthesaidPlanets,heshallfindsome,butnotinsogreatquantity.
Inthelast1degrees,andwithbutoneless,andyetaconsiderableparcelandifonlythePartofFortunebetherenot
afflicted,thenasmallquantity.
IftheSunbeholditwithaTrineorSextile,itwillbeGolduncoinediftheMoon,SilverifJupiter,amixtureofGoldand
Silver,&c.IfVenus,preciousstones,Lockets,andforthemostpartWomen'sOrnaments.ButiftheybeRetrograde,heshall
discoverthetreasure,butnotforhimself,anothershallgettheprofit.IftheLordofthe8thbeholdtheLordoftheAscendant
withasquareorOpposition,thefindershalldiebyreasonofitbutifitbewithaTrineorSextile,heshallonlycatchsome
smalldiseaseorsickness.
IftheDragon'sTailbethereinsteadoftheHead,heshallfindit,butitshallbetakenfromhimheshallfindit,butitshallbe
takenfromhimorbeingignorantwhatitis,heshallgiveitawayalmostfornothingandiftheMoonbethenseparatedfrom
theLordoftheAscendantandjoinedtoanInfortunethatafflictsher,hetowhom'tissogivenshallhavelittleprofitbyit.If
MarsortheLordoftheEighthbeholdtheLordoftheAscendant,theythattakeitfromhimshallkillhim.ButifMarsand
SaturnshallbeintheplaceofJupiterandVenus,thebusinesswillbeonlybrassorcopperorlead,andiftheLordofthe

Ascendantbewiththem,thediscovererisweariedwithit,whateveritbe,whethervileorprecious.
123.The123rdConsiderationIs,ToobserveinNativitiesorQuestions?WhethertheSunandMoonareinConjunctioninone
andthesameminute,bothaccordingtoLongitudeandLatitude,andanyoftheFortunesintheAscendantthatiswithin15'
abovethecuspthereof,or24'belowitforthatsignifiesthattheNativeshallbehappyingettingagreatestateandheapingup
ofmoneybutiftheybeonlyinexactConjunctiontoLongitude,andnotaccordingtoLatitude,andtheirdistanceonefrom
theotherbewithin15'hewillstillbefortunateinacquiringsubstancebutsomuchtheless,byhowmuchthefurthersuch
distanceisandsoproportionately.
Iftheyhappentobeabove15'distance,thesamethoumaystconcludeiftheMoonshallbeintheveryminuteofoppositionto
theSun,andaFortunebeintheseventh,whichsignifiestheestateoftheQuerentorNativeinrespectofhiswives,
companions,orenemies.AndifatthattimeofbirthTaurusascend,andtheMoonbethere,ortheveryminuteascending,or
Leoascending,andtheSunintheminuteascending,andnotafflictedbyeitheroftheInfortunes,itsignifiesthattheNative
shallgetmuchmoney,andcometogreatprefermentandhonourbuteitheroftheInfortunesbeinthesaidplacesinsteadof
theFortune,itdenoteslossanddestructionofestatetotheNativeorQuerentbyorontheoccasionsaforesaid.
124.The124thConsiderationIs,ToregardinNativitiesandQuestions,theSignificatorsoftheQuerent'sandNative'sestate
andalsoofhispreferment,callingorprofessionwhichthoumayesttaketobetheLordoftheTenth,oroftheAscendant,if
theothershallnotbefittosignifythesameforiftheLordorAlmutenofthel0thbewiththeLightofTimeorerectandtall
fromit,anddistant60degreesorupwardsevento90degreesifitbeoneoftheSuperiors,or30degreesifitbeonofthe
Inferiors,andintheAngleoftheTenth,orintheAscendantwithin30minutesabovethecusp,oradegreeandahalfbelowit,
andnotafflicted:itsignifiesthattheNativeshallattaintotheDignityandprofessionofhisAncestors,andnotexceedit,yet
shallbemoreskillful,excellent,andperfectthereinthananyofthem
butiftherebeineitherofthesaidAnglesanyoftileaforesaidhelpingandfortunateFixedStarswiththePlanetofFortuneor
anyofthePlanets,hewillfarsurpasshisforefathersindignity.AndifsuchFixedStarsshallbeofthefirstMagnitudeand
soleSignificators,theNativeorQuerentshallberaisedtocasthonoursandriches,almostinestimable:whichifbeheldbythe
LordoftheAscendant,thenhisfameandhonourliesinhisownPersonifbytheLordofthe2nd,inhisrichesifbytheLord
ofthe10thinhisoffices,command,orempireandthisthoughinneversopoorandvilepeoplethemeanertheircondition
was,tosomuchthegreaterheightshalltheyarrive.Butthisshallnotendurelong,fortheyseldomgobeyond27or30years.
Andlook,howmuchthemoresublimewastheirfortune,bysomuchthemoregrievous,miserable,andcalamitousshallbe
theirfallfortheyshalldieanignoblefilthydeath,oriftheyescapeit,thesameshallhappentotheirnextsuccessor.
125.Thel25thConsiderationis,ToobserveinNativitiesorQuestionswhatsignascends:ifitbethesignofaPlanetthathath
twoHouses,theexerciseoftroublesoftheNativeorQuerentshallbechieflyinthosethingssignifiedbytheotherHouseof
thesaidPlanet,whichshalllightlyhappentohimandforthemostpartthroughhisownmeans.
AsiftheAscendantbeinAries,heshallbeexcusedinthosethingsasshallbeinthecauseofhisowndeathorfallbecause
ScorpiotheotherHouseofMarswillbethenintheEighthHouse:butifMarsbewelldisposedandthePartofFortune
happenintheEighthheshallbeveryfortunateinallthingssignifiedbythatHouse.
IfTaurusascendheshallbeexercisedinthosethingsasshallcausehisownweakness,becauseLibrawhichistheother
HouseofVenuswillbethentheSixthHouse.ButifVenusbewelldisposed,andPartofFortuneintheSixth,heshallbemost
luckyinthingsappertainingtotheSixthHouse.
IftheAscendantbeinGeminiheshallbeexercisedinsuchthingsasshalloccasionhisbeingtakenbecauseVirgo,Mercury's
otherHouse,willbeonthefourthbutifMercurybewelldisposedandPartofFortuneinthefourth,hewillbeprosperousin
thingsbelongingtotheFourthHouse.IfVirgoascends,hewillbeexercisedinthingsthatwillgainhimhonourandpower,
becauseGemini,Mercury'sotherHouse,isinthetenth.IfMercurybetheninConjunctionwiththePartofFortuneandinthe
Ascendant,heshallacquireasitwereaKing'srevenue.ButifMercurybeinthetenthwiththePartofEmpire,fortunateand
strong,heshallundoubtedlyobtainaKingdomorsupremecommandandifthisPartofFortuneandtheMoonbealsointhe
Tenth,hewillbeamightyPrinceinfallibly.IfLibraascend,heshallbeexercisedinthingsthatshallhastenhisowndeath,
becauseTaurustheotherHouseofVenuswillbethenintheEighth.ButifVenusbewelldisposedandthePartofFortunein
theEighthhewillbeluckyinthingsrepresentedbytheEighthHouse:andsoofanyothersign.
ScorpioascendingtheNativeorQuerentshallbringdiseasesonhimselfbecauseAriesisthesixth.Sagittariusascending,he
shallfoolhimselfintocaptivitybecausePiscesisontheFourth.Capricornascending,heshallgainmuchbyhisindustry,for
AquariusisthenontheSecondHouse.ButifSaturnbeilldisposedheshallsquanderawayandwastehisownsubstanceidly.
IfAquariusascendheshallprocurehimselfmanysecretenemies.BecauseCapricornwillbethanintheTwelfthHouse.If
Piscesascend,heshallraisehimselftohonour,etc.
126.The126thconsiderationis,TotakenoticeinNativitiesandQuestions,whetherMercurybesignificatorwhollyorinpart,
fortunateandstrongandinCapricornorAquarius?ForthentheNativeshallbeofprofoundandpiercingwit,andgreat
understandingonethatshalldiveintothebottomofthings,andseefromthebeginningwhattheissuewillbeandsomuch

themoreifSaturnfortunateshallbeholdMercurywithagoodaspect,especiallyifMercurybeinAquarius,whichisthe
delightofSaturnandstillmoreifaFortuneshallbewithMercury,andhewithoneofthepropitiousFixedStars.Butif
MercurybeinAriesorScorpio,theNativewillbebold,Perfidious,inconstant,arrogant,andyetquickofapprehensionrather
nimbletorepeatorfindoutthingssaidbyothersthaninventthemhimself.
127.The127thConsiderationis,ToobserveinNativities,iftheLordoftheAscendantbeSaturnorMars,andsoleLordof
theNativity,withoutanyFortunepartakinginthedominion,thetasteorsmellingofthenativeorhiscomplexionshallnotbe
likethoseofothermen,forifitbeSaturnheshalldelightinsourorinsipidthings,as'HalionOtolemy'aversifitbeMars,in
sharpandbitter,fleshhalfstinking,winedead,andpallidaloes,snuffsofcandles,dung,etc.,asalsowithfilthy,dirty,
unhandsomewomenmorethaninothersorifitbeawoman,inthehomeliestmen,&c.
128.Thel28thConsiderationis,InNativities,whethertheAscendantbeahumansignortheLordofitinahumansign?For
thatsignifiesthenativeanhonest,sociable,andneighbourlyman,moreespeciallyifbothhappentogether.Butifthe
Ascendantcarrythesimilitudeofsomecreatureswhichmenusetolabourwith,asAries,Taurus,thelastpartofSagittarius
andCapricorn,theNativeisverysubmissiveandhumbletomen,yetverysociable.Butifitbeasignhalfferal,asCancer
andPisces,hewillbeyetlesssociablebutifitbeferal,furiousorsalvanesign,asLeoandScorpio,hewillbeofabrutish
temper,delightinginthewoods,huntingandlivinguponspoilsandrapinecaringnottoassociatehimselfwithmen,sothat
heseldomeremainslongwithhisownParentsornearestRelations.
129.The129thConsiderationis,ToobserveinNativities,whethertheMoonbeinOppositiontotheSun,withanyofthestars
called"cloudy"whichare'Althazaic',andthe"HeadofGemini,'orinaplacecalled'ThePlaceofFallingintotheWater,'
whichAquariusspoutsforth,orthedropsoftheLion,saidtobenearhisheart,andotherswhichbyreasonoftheirmixture
witheachotherdonotshinedistinctly(nebulousstars).ForwhentheMoonshellnotbeabove10minutes'distancefrom
them,accordingtoLongitudeandLatitude,itseemsunavoidablethatthenativeshallhavediseasesinhiseyesnottobe
remediedbyanyhumanhelpormedicine.IftheMoonbethenOccidentalinanAngleandMarsandSaturnlikewise
Occidental,notfardistantfromher,oropposingtheSuninanyoftheAngles:itsignifiesthatthenativeshallbeblindofboth
eyesathisdeathnordoesthereappearanywaywherebyitmaybepreventedbutifitbenotofluminaries,butonlyone,he
shalllosebutoneeye,andifitbeSolandamantherighteye,ifawomanthelefteye:butifitbetheMoonandaman,the
lefteyebutifawoman,therighteye.
130.The130thConsideration,is,ToregardinNativitieswhethertheMoonbejoinedwithMercurybyBodyorAspect,or
therebeatranslationoflightbyanyplanetbetweenthem?Iftherebenothingofthisandthesignascendingbeneitherofthe
natureofMercuryortheMoonandSaturninadiurnalnativityandMarsinanocturnal,andonebeinanAngle,thenative
willbemad,distracted,troubledwithfits,afooloratleastexceedinglyforgetful,unlessaFortuneverystrongshallatthe
sametimebeholdtheAscendant,Mercury,ortheMoonandsomuchtheworseiftheAnglewhereinsuchInfortuneis,
happentobeCancer,whichistheexaltationofJupiter,orVirgotheexaltationofMercury,orPiscestheexaltationofVenus.
ThereasonisbecausetheMooninNativitiesisthegeneralSignificatrixofthenative'sPersonandthePlanetwithwhomshe
isjoinedofhisfacultiesandpowersandthereforeifshebecorporallyjoinedorapplyingtosuchPlanet,thenativewillprove
ofgoodunderstanding,andverywellretainhissensesandintellectuals.AndifMercurybeinCapricornorAquarius,not
afflicted,butingoodcondition,thenativewillbeofanexceedingwit,andagreatPhilosopher,andifJupiterandVenusbein
(ZaminiSolis)hewillproveaHermitorkindofProphet,whosewordsshallbereceivedasOraclesbeyondthoseofother
men.
131.The131stConsiderationis,TotakenoticeoftheNativityofaman,whethertheSunandMoonbebothinMasculine
Signs,orbothinoneMasculineQuarteroroneMasculineSignforifso,itsignifiesthatthenative'sactsandtempershallbe
naturallysuchasbelongtomen.Butinawoman'sNativity,theLuminariessodisposed,makeakindofVirago,onethatshall
despisemen,andobtrudeherselfintotheiraffairsandsuchaone,ifshemarry,willbesuretowearthebreeches.IfVenus
andMarsshallbebothinMasculinesigns,thenativewillbemoderatelyaffectedtowardsthedelightsofVenus,andusethem
accordingtonatureandlawbutiftheyhappentobeOriental,hewillbemorefallaciousandimmoderate,inclinabletoincest,
sodomy,etc.ButiftheybeOccidentalandinFeminineSigns,hisspiritswillbenastyandbrutishandsomuchthemore,if
SaturncastanyAspecttothem.ButifitbeaWoman,andMarsandVenusOrientalandinMasculineSigns,shewillebhor
men'sembracds,andtakenodelighttherein,butratherpleaseherselfwithsomelittlewantonnesswithpersonsofherown
sex.ButifMarsandVenusbeinFeminineSignsandOccidental,shewillloveandtakedelightinmen'skindness.And
PtolemyinhisCentiloquiumaffirms,ThatifVenusbejoinedwithSaturninaNativity,andhaveDignitiesintheSeventh,the
Nativeshallbesomewhatfaultyanduntowardinhisvenerealcaresses.
132.The132ndistomarkinNativities,WhetherMarsbecorporallyjoinedwithacertainFierystarofhisownnaturein
Taurus,called'Algol',sothattheyarenotabove16minutesasunder,MarsapplyingthereuntoandtheLordoftheHouse
whereintheLuminary,forthetimerulingispointed,whichiscalledtheLord'Anaubae'orofitsExaltation,andtwoothersof
itsDignities,andshallbeinOppositionorSquareofMars,andneitheroftheFortunesshallbeholdtheAscendant,norbe
[pointed]inthe8thHouseitundoubtedlysignifiesthenativeshallbebeheaded.AndifMarsshallnotbedistantfromitin
Latitudeabove6minutes,itwillinfalliblyhappensonottobeavoidedbutbyGodalone.AndthoughaFortune,Retrograde,
orCombustshouldbeholdtheAscendant,yetitwillscarcepreservehimfrombeheading:onlyinsuchcasesitmayhappen
nottobeoccasionedbyhisownfault:foraFortuneinsuchacasenotimpedited,maysavehimfromsuchanilldeath,and

permithimtodieinhisbed,butthenitwillbeofsomecapitaldisease,proceedingfromahothouse,andthisbeforehecomes
tobefiftyyearsofage.ButifMarsshallnotbethusaffected,yetifanInfortunatebeinthe8th,theNativeshallcometoan
untimelyorignominiousendbutifaFortunebethereingoodstate,heshallexpirenaturallybutifsuchaFortunebe
afflicted,heshalldieofsomemischancecominguponhim.
[NotebyLilly]Ptolemyinhis'Centiloquium'tellsus,'ThatiftheLightoftheTimeshallhappentobeintheMidheaven(I
sayintheconditionsaforesaid)suchnativeshallbehanged!IfeitheroftheInfortunesbeinGemini,andtheotherinPisces,
hishandsorfeetshallbecutoffaccordingtothesignificationofthesignwhereinthePlanetispositedwhichismost
malevolent.IfMarsbeinconjunctionwiththeLordoftheAscendantinLeo,andhathnoDignitiesintheAscendant,nor
neitheroftheFortunesinthe8th,thenativeshallbeburnttodeathandifMarsbethenRetrograde,Combust,orinhisFall,it
willbeforsomecrime,otherwisebymischanceorunjustly.Ptolemysaiththat,IfSaturn,inaNativity,beinthemidheaven
andthePlanetstowhichheis"Aanauba"(aDispositor)beinoppositiontohim,andadrysignonthecuspoftheFourth,the
nativeshallbeknockedonthehead,ordiebysomeruinsfallingonhimbutifamoistsignbethereheshallbedrownedbut
ifitbeanhumansign,hewillbestrangled.IfMarsorSaturnbeintheAscendantatbirth,andPeregrine,thenativeshallhave
ascarormarkonhisheadorfaceiftheInfortunebeafflicted,CombustorRetrograde,thesamewillbeverydeformed,and
muchdisfigurehim,otherwisenot.'
133.The133rdconsiderationisTomarkinNativities,whetherGeminiorSagittariusascend,andwhetheritsLordbewell
disposed,thatis,fortunateandstrong,andlikewisetheMoonforthatsignifiesthatifthenativelive,hewillgetgreatriches.
IfVirgoorPiscesascendanditsLordortheMoonbewellaffected,heshallgetmoneyandlaythesameoutwell,andlive
splendidly,beingbelovedforhisgenerosityandbounty.ButintheothercasewheretheAscendantisGeminiorSagittarius,
hewillnotbesoliberal,butveryfrugalandsparingbesides,hewhohathGeminiorVirgoforhisAscendantmaylosehis
estateandcometowantbuthethathathSagittariusorPiscesshallneverlosehismeans,norfallintopoverty.IfAries,
Scorpio,Capricorn,orAquariusascend,thenativewillbemiserablycovetous.IfJupiterbeholdtheAscendant,hemay
somewhatmitigatethesordidhumour,butwillnotwhollypreventortakeitaway.
134.The134this,TomindinNativities,whetherMarsorVenusbeintheSixth,andlikewisewelldisposed?forthatsignifies
thatthenativeshallbenotreallyfitforPhysic,andgrowaperfectdoctorineverypartoftheArt.IfMercurybein
conjunctionwithVenusandsheRetrograde,hewillmakenaturallyagoodsingerbutifMercurybeintheTwelfthnot
afflicted,hewillbestudiousandfamousinmostsciences,especiallyPhilosophy.
135.The135thconsiderationis,ToconsiderinNativities,whethertheLordoftheAscendantandtheMoon,andJupiter,and
Venus,areeitherallintheAscendant,orwhetherJupiterandVenusbeholdtheLordoftheAscendant,andtheMooninthe
AscendantbyatrifleorSextile,andfreefromaffliction?forthenthenativewillproveverystrongandcourageousandnone
willdaretodisobeyhiscommands.
136.The136thconsiderationis,TonoteintheNativitiesofKingsandrichmen,andsuchgrandeesasarefittobearrule,
whetherbothLuminariesareintheDegreesoftheirExaltations,orintheirownHouses,inthedamedegreeonewiththe
other,andfreefromaffliction?forthissignifiesthatthenativeshallobtaingreathonoursforheshallbemadeEmperor,or
somethinglikeitsothatheshallbeasitwere~monarchoftheworld,whichshallcontinuetothefourthgenerationofhis
posterity.ButifallthePlanetsbelowJupitershallbedisposedofbyhimandheshallreceivevirtuefromeveryoneofthem,
notwithstandingtheconditionaforesaid,andafternooncommitboththem,andhimselftoSaturn,andbothbeOrientalfrom
theSunandinAngles,thenativewillbeapersonofgreatrenownandpower,althoughperhapsnotwiththetitleofkingbut
hisfameshallendureforalongtime,thatistosay,allhislifetimeandafterhisdeathfromthreerevolutionsofSaturn,or
Jupiter.
137.The137this,ToseewhetherMercurybeinconjunctionwithSaturnintheAscendant?Forthatsignifiesthatthenatives
isafoolishtalkativefellow,thatwouldbecountedwiseheshallspeakillofbothmenandwomenthegreatestwithehathis
toinventliesnordothheeveropenhismouth,butsomethingofuntruthappearsintermixedwithhisdiscourse:sonaturalit
willbeforhimtotelllies,Saturngivehimafoultongue,andMercuryasharpnessofmalicetoemployit.
138.The138thistoseeinNativities,WhetherthetwoInfortunesareintheFourthHouse,orwhethertheAnglesare
possessedwithmoveablesigns,andMarsandSaturninthem?Forthenthenativewillbepoor,wretched,andunfortunate,
aboveallothers,allhislifetime,unlessJupiter,oftheLordoftheTriplicityascendingprevent.
139.The139this,Tobecareful,bothinNativitiesandQuestions,wheretheDragon'sTailis?Forthatsignifiesthewasting
anddestructionofthethingsignifiedbythatHouse,especiallyifitrelatestogain,forinthe1stitsignifiesexpenses,andloss
ofgaintotheQuerent,fromorbyreasonofhisperson:inthe2nd,construction,lossbymeansofBrethern,Sisters,
Neighbours,&c.:the11th,damagethatoneshallsustainbyone'sGrandfather,Fatherinlaw,andsuchthingsrelatingto
InheritancesandthattheNativeshallchangeHousesoften,andgetlittlebyitinthe5th,damagefromorbyreasonof
children,inthe6th,lossbyservantsorsmallcattleinthe7th,lossbywomen,Companions,oropenenemies:inthe9th,loss
byReligiousmen,andontheaccountofreligioninthe10th,byorinhispreferments,honours,&c.:inthe11th,lossbyhis
friends,orfortheirsakes:andinthe12th,damagesustainedbygreatCattle,orbymeansofhiddenenemies.

140.The140thconsiderationis,ToseewhethertheSignificatorofthethinginquestion,ortheMoonbesoweakthatit
cannotbringthemattertoperfection?Andiftheybe,taketheSignificatoroftheQuerentandthinginquiredafter,and
subtractthelesserfromthegreater,andaddtotheremainderthedegreesofthesignAscending,andprojectwhattheyamount
untofromtheAscendant,andobservewhereithappensfortheLordofthatsignsignifieswhatwasenquiredofand
accordingtohisconditionsshaltthougivejudgment,asthoufindesthimfortunateandstrong,orunfortunateandweak.Forif
thebusinessconcernaman'sestate,andhebeplacedintheSecond,asheissoshalltheQuerent'sestateproveifinthe
Third,theBrethren,Neighbours,etc.,etc.,willbedisposedaccordinglyintheFourth,thoseofgreatestRelationsintheFifth,
theChildrenintheSixth,ServantsintheSeventh,Wivesinthe8thWives'portionsinthe9th,Longjourneysinthe10th,
hisprefermentsinthe11thhisFriendsinthe12th,hissecretEnemies.
141.The141stistoconsiderinNativities,ThegiftsandpropertiesbestowedonmenbythefixedStars,andhowlongthey
continue,togetherwiththereasonwhytheyprove,notlastingasthosewhichproceedfromthePlanets,sinceitseemsalittle
probablethattheyshouldcontinuelongerthatthoseofwhichIdonotremembertohavemetwithanythingintheAncients,
saveonlythat'Ptolemy'inhisCentiloquimsays,ThefixedStarssometimesconferexceedinggreatbenefitsbutoftentimes
theyendwill.And'Almensa'inhisTreatisetotheGreatKingoftheSaracens,saysthattheFixedStarsbestownotablegifts,
andraisefrompovertytohappinessandhighdegreemorethananyofthesevenplanets:Nowthereasonthatthegiftsofthe
FixedStarstomen,abidewiththemthanthosegivenbythePlanetsis,becausethefixedstarsbeingtheAgents,andthemen
thePatientsthesubjectonwhichtheyaretooperatearenotagreeabletothem,norareborntobeabletoreceivetheir
impressionforitisrequisitethatthereshouldbesonicconformityandlikeness,oragreeablenessbetweentheAgentandthe
Patient.
Butthefixedstarsaremostslowinmotionandconsequentlyinmutation,whenceitcomestopassthattheirimpressions
requiresubjectsandpatientsofthesamenaturethatistosay,suchasarethemostlasting,andcarryaconformitywiththem
toprefectoraccomplishtheireffects:FortheRevolutionsofthefixedStarsisfinished,butinsixandthirtythousandyears,
butthe"Viventhipolis"orlifeofman,generallyexceedsnotthreerevolutionsofSaturn:thatistosay,thespaceofninety
yearsveryfewexceedthatage,thoughtpossiblysomemaybytheadditionoftheyearsofsomePlanetstotheyearsofthe
"Alcocoden"intheirNativities,whichbearsnoconformityorproportionwith36,000yearstocompletetheeffectsoftheir
influences.AndthereforeasanEaglecannotexercisethecomplementofherflightorpoweronaFly,noraStonecoming
forth(aSundratrabathi)doanygreatexecution(inMusciovem)nomorecantheFixedStarscompletetheeffectsoftheir
impressionsandthereforetheirgiftsofthegoodpromisedbythemcontinuenolongerwithmen,becausemenareofsosmall
aduration,andsubjecttoaswiftmutabilityinrespectoftheirMotion.
AnduponthisisthatAphorismgrounded,thatAdvisestomakeuseoffixesStarsinthefoundationofCities,butofPlanetsin
theerectionofHousesbecauseCitiesaregenerallyofthelongestcontinuanceamongstcorruptiblethings,andfarmore
durablethanparticularHouses:fortheseinrespectoftheirindividualsdonotendurealways,whereasCitiesremainbya
successivebuildingandrebuildingofHousesandthereforethoughCastlesareverylasting,yetaretheynotequalinthis
respecttoCitiessothatalthoughwemayusethesuperiorplanetsinelectionsforbuildingCastles,itisbettertotakeFixed
StarsyetstillbecauseCitiesareoflongercontinuancethanCastles,theyaremoreappropriatedtothefixedStars,whose
Subjectstheyare.Fortheimpressionwhichasolidthingmakesinamoresolidthing,continuesmuchlongerthanthatwhich
itmakesonalesssolidthingandfarlessinathingnotsolid,thanathingsomewhatsolidandyetlessinaveryslippery
transientthing,thaninathinglesslubricousorchangeable.
HencetheimpressionswhichthefixedStarsmakeonCitiesaremorecorrelativetotheminlengthoftime,andaccordingly
thoseofCastlesmoredurablethanthoseofHouses,forthesamereasonproportionally.Butbodiesofmenaremoreremote
fromthosefixedstarsthanHousesthemselves,andsomorecorruptibleandforthatacausetheirSignificationsapplylessto
them,oriftheyhappen,abidebutlittletheSignificationsofthefixedStarsbeingsogreatandnoble,sohighandfreefrom
corruptionandmutability,thattheycannoteasilytakeuponthemavariablecommixturewiththingsquicklycorruptibleand
suddenlychangeable,unlessitbeasoilonwaterforthoughitmayenterintoit,yetsuchimpressionwillnotlongcontinue
forthefixedLightsoperatewithsomuchnobleness,thatbyreasonoftheirlongdistancefromthosevilecorruptible
changeablebodies,andneighbourhoodtotheSupremeLight,theireffectscannotremaininorwiththem,whentheyare
lightlyorsuddenlychangedandcorruptedespeciallyinbasepeopleandmeanspiritsfortheyseldomtrascendhispersonto
whomtheyhappen,andoftentimesleavehimwhilsthelives,andthattohisdamage,sogreatthatGoodalonecanpreventas
Iaffirmforthemostpartthough'tispossibletheymaysometimesterminateingoodandcontinuelong:
AsithathsometimeshappenedthatsomehavelivedtothegreatestyearsoftheAlcocoden,ofwhomIneversaybutonein
mytime,whowasnamedRichard,whoaffirmedhimselftohavebeenaCourtierunderCharlestheGreat,KingofFrance,
andthathehadlived500years.AtwhattimetherewasareportofonethathadcontinuedaliveeversinceourSaviour'sdays
called'JohanButtadeus'becausehehadimpolissedtheLordashewasledtobecrucified,Whosaidtohim,"Thoushalt
expect,orwaitforme,tillIcome."TheaforesaidRichardIsawatRavennaintheyear1223,andthesaidJohnissaidtohave
passedthroughFlorilivium,inhisjourneytoSt.James'satCompostella,intheyear1267.
NorcouldtheSignificationsofthefixedStarsbeappliedoradheretomennorsensiblyremaininthem,unlesstherewere
someMediumbywhichtheymightActuponthemwhicharethePlanets,whicharesecondaryAgents,asthefirstare
principalforwhenevertherearediversactionsinorder,attributedtoseveralAgents,theprincipalactoughttobereferredto

theprincipalAgent,whichinrespectoftheeffectsoncorruptiblethings,wastheprimaryCause.AndthePlanetsare
Secondary:forthatcorruptionwhichthoseinferiorssuffer,happensbyreasonoftheirtoogreatdistancefromthe
incorruptiblesuperiorsyettheireffectssometimecontinuelonginGrandees,andpersonsveryrich,whoareaptforEmpire,
magnanimous,andofbraveandexcellentspirits
SuchasinmytimewastheEmperorFredericktheSecondwhowhenhewasindigentandingreatnecessity,wasarrivedto
theImperialDignity,andbroughtunderhisobedienceallApulia,theKingdomofSicily,Jerusalem,Crocovia,Italyandthe
wholeEmpire(exceptLombard)subduingallEnemies,TraitorsandRebels,andremainedinthatIllustratiousflourishing
conditionyetatlastdiedmiserably,beingpoisonedbyhisdomestics,andallhisfamilyextirpatedsothatscarceanyofthem
remained.SuchanotherwasEcilinusdeRomano,whowhenhewasbutmean,wasfarexaltedaboveallotherItalians,forhe
ruledand,asitwere,tyrannizedovertheMarquisateofTreveseventoAlmaineandTrent,andwithinfourorfivemilesof
Venice,andhisTyrannycontinuedtwentysixyearsbutatlastalltheseglorieswereovercastwithcalamity,forwhenit
seemedimpossibletosuppresshim,hefellintothehandsofhisenemiesatabattleintheCountryofMediolanensiapud
Cassianum,anddiedwretched,andallhisposteritywasdestroyed,notoneofthemremaining.
InthesamemannertherewasintheKingdomofApuliasofbasedescent,calledPeterdeVinea:whowhenhewasascholar
atBononiawasforcestobegforhisliving,andhadnotbreadtoeat,yetwasmadeanotary,andafterthatProtonotaryofthe
CourtoftheEmperorFredericktheSecondhebecameaJudgeandclimbedtosuchgrandeur,thathewashappythatcould
obtaintheleastofhisfavour,forwhateverhedidtheEmperorwouldconfirmbuthimselfwouldoftensetasidewhathad
beenestablishedbytheEmperor,whomadehimLordofApulinwherebyhegrewsorich,thathehad10,000poundsofGold
besidesotherTreasuresalmostinestimableyetintheendhefell,andwasreducedtosuchmisery,thattheEmperorordered
hiseyestobeputoutenragedatwhichoutofmereindignationhestruckouthisownagainstawall,asitwasthencommonly
reported.
AnotherwasatPysacalledSmerolusoneofthedressofthevulgar,whocametobe,asitissaid,LordofthatProvince:nor
durstanyofthenobilityforawhilecontendwithhimyetatlasthecametonothing.AfterwhomoneOddoGualduzius,a
meanfellow,taperedupsohighthathedidasitwere,swaythewholecityandnonewouldcontradicthim,tillGalyver,a
Judge,causedhimtobechoppedalltopieces.ThesamehappenedatFlorylyciurn.OnecalledSimonMustaguerethesonof
obscureParents,whomountedsohighthatallthepeopleadoredhim:nordurstanyopposehim,saveonlymyself,whoknew
himthoroughly:andwhatmischiefhecould,hedidathispleasureforthreeyears'space:butatlastdownhecamebeing
banishedfromtheCitywhichhappenedfortheodiousnessofhispersonandcowardice.
AnotherbeingaFriarofthePreachingOrder,bynameJohn,byNationVicentinus,wasadmiredasaSaintbyalltheItalians
thatacknowledgedtheRomanChurchbutIeverthoughthimanHypocritehegrewsohighthathewasreportedtohave
raised18fromtheDead(thoughneveroneofthemcouldbeseem),andtocurealldiseases,frightDevils,etc.,yetcouldInot
perceiveanybodyfreedbyhim,thoughImademuchenquiryintohismiracleshowever,thewholeworldseemedtorunafter
him,andhethoughthimselfhappythatcouldgetathreadofhisCap.WhichtheyesteemedequalwiththerelicsoftheSaints
andinhispreachinghewouldpubliclyboast,thathehadConversewithJesusChrist,theVirginMary,andAngelswhenhe
list.Bywhichtricks,theFriarsofhisorderatSononiagotmorethan20,000marks.
AndhispowerwassogreatthatbyhisownwillhereleasedaSoldierashewasgoingtoExecutionforMurderNordurstthe
Magistratesdenyhim,notspeakillofhimbutmyself,whoknewallhiswheadlesandcozenages:forwhichtherabble,merely
outoffearofhim,reportedmeanHeretic.Inwhichesteemandpomphecontinuedaboveahear,butatlastwentoutlikethe
snuffofacandle,withastink,hisdevicesandhypocrisiebeingdiscovered,sothathebecameasgenerally:andeverybody
wasashamedtobeseeninhiscompany.
142.l42ndConsiderationis,ToobserveinNativitiesandgeneralquestions,thegiftsandgoodadvantagesbestowedonmen
bythePlanets:becausethoseareappliedmoreeasilytothem,andcontinuelongerextendedtotheirsuccessors,accordingas
theyarewelldisposedintheRadicasoftheirNativitiesbuttheyareseldomexceedinggreat,unlesswhenappliedby
fortunatefixedStarsbecausebeingofamoreswiftmutabilitytheyhavecacloseraffinitywiththem,especiallyifproceeding
fromtheinferiorPlanetsfortheirconformitywithmen,theircorrelativesubjects.ThoseoftheSuperiorslastnotsolongwith
menbutinbuildingofhousestheyaremuchbetterthantheother.
NOTEBYLILLY.OftheGoodgivenbySaturnandOtherPlanets,etc.SaturnOrientalandwelldisposed,thatis
strongandinReception,givesgreatfortuneinbuilding,plantingtreesrequiringalonggrowth,inmanuringground,erecting
waterworksandthelike.JupitergivesgoodluckinSciencessuchastheLawandDignities,beingmadeaBishop,aJudge,or
thelike.MarsinleadingforthofArmies,etc.SolinLayPreferments,asKingdoms,Governments,etc.ButtheLowerPlanets
bestowtheirgiftsinherenttomenandmoredurable:asVenus,intheattemptsofwomen,theirornaments,courtingthem,etc.
Mercuryintrading,writing,etc.TheMooninnavigation,plantingvines,usingdrinks,sellingwine,etc.
Allthese,IsayareexcellentlywellbestowedbythePlanetsadvantageouslyposited,andendurelonger,thatistosay,The
prosperitiesgivenbytheMoonmaycontinuetothe7thyearorgeneration,becausesheisthe7thplanetreckoning
downwards:andiftheypassthe7thageorgenerationtheycannotexceedthe8thassupposefromthe42ndyeartothe45th
yearincludingthoseofMercurymayenduretothe6thage,beingthe6thfromSaturn,butwillscareholdoutofthe7th.

ThoseofVenustothe5thage,shebeingthe5thPlanetfromSaturn:butwillnotexceedthe6th.ThoseoftheSuntothe4th
age.ThoseofMarstothe3rdage.ThoseofJupitertothe2ndage.ThoseofSaturnonlyforoneage,andcannottranscend
nayseldomreachthe3rd.
AndthoughIsaytheymaycontinuesolong,yetdoInotsaytheyshallnotbefinishedbefore,forasAristotlesays,Thereare
termsthatcannotbepassedover:yethedoesnotsaybutthattheymaybepreventedandcomeshortoffsointhesecasesand
further,whenIsaythattheycannotcontinuelonger,Imeanwithoutvanishingwholly,orsodepressed,thatitwillbenomore
likewhatwasbefore,thangreenorrussettoaperfectwhiteunlessbychancesomethingfromanothercausehappensanew
whichseldomchanges,norcantrulybesaidtobethesame.Butquiteanotherthingfromthefirst.Hencecomesperhapsthe
commonobservationthatgoodsorpossessionsillgot,neverabidetothe5thor3rdage:manythatusethatproverbnot
knowingwhenceitcomestopassbutonlybecausetheyhaveheardotherssaysoorseenitoftenhappenthus.Butfromwhat
wehaveherelaiddown,somereasonmaybegivenforillgottengoodscountsuchasaregotbywayofusury,lies,deceit,
theft,repine,andthelike.
143.The143rdConsideration,Istounderstandthetruemethodofjudging,andbywhatwaysthoumayestcometosome
result,thatthoumaystexamineandrightfullydiscussthesame,anddiscoverthetruthofwhatthestarsshallshowthee?And
hereinthereare14pointstobeconsideredandheeded:
1.WhethertheQuerentproposesthequestionreallyandintentivelyornot?ForiftheLordoftheAscendantandtheLordof
thehourbeinthesameortheSignswhereinthoseSignificatorsareplacedbeofthesameTriplicityorcomplectionthe
Questionisseriousbutotherwise,iftheAscendantshallbetheendofanySign,theQuestionisnotRadical.
2.BeholdtheAscendantandhisLord,theMoonandthePlanetfromwhichsheseparatesandassignthemforSignificatorsof
theQuerenttheSeventhandthePlanetwithwhichtheMoonisjoined,shallrepresentthepersonenquiredafterbutifitbe
necessary,descendtothepersons,asthethingsaresignifiedbytheHouse,fromthefirsttothetwelfth.
3.Considerthenatureofthethingenquiredabout,theHouseandSignwherebyitissignified.
4.TheAspectsofthePlanetsbothgoodandmalevolenttotheSignificatorsofthethingssoughtafter.
5.InwhatplacefromitsownHouseeachoftheSignificatorsare:viz.,Whetherinhisownorthesecond,third,orfourth,etc.,
orintheCombustwayorthelikeplaces.
6.WhethertheyarefoundinAnglesCadentorSucceedentHouses.
7.DiligentlyseewheretheQuerent'sAssistantsmustcome,viz.,whetherfromaFather,aSon,aKingaKinsman,ora
Friend,etc.
8.BythemirthoftheQuerent,asiftheLordoftheAscendantshallbeinthefifth,orelsewherejoinedwithitsLordfree
frombeingafflictedbytheInfortunes.OrbyhissadnessasifhisSignificatorhappeninthe6th7th8th,or12"unlessthe
questionbeofthingssignifiedbythoseHousesandasthoufindestsojudge.
9.BytheFortunesandInfortunes,accordingasthoufindesttheminplacessignified,thethingsaboutwhichtheQuerentis
movedandifthebenevolentsaremore,'tisgood,ifotherwisethecontraryifthetestimoniesareequal,thenindifferent.
10.WhethertheLordoftheAscendantbeintheHouseofthethingenquiredafter,orwithitsLord.
11.InwhatHousetheLordofthefirstisjoinedwiththeSignificatorofthethingslookedafterforbytheSignificatorofthe
House,orhisoccasion,thoumaystjudgethematterwillbebroughtabout.
12.IftheSignificatorsarenotjoinedthere,whethertherebeabyTranslationofLightbetweenthembyanyPlanet,orreceives
theirdescription,thoushaltjudgethesamething.
13.BythenaturesoftheSignificatorsthemselves,agreeingintheirnaturesandsignificationswitheachother.
14.AccordingtothereceiveroftheSignificator'svirtueordispositionshallbeaFortuneorInfortunestrongorweak,and
doesbeholdtheSignificator,ortheMoon,oranywithAspectofloveorenmity,soshaltthoupronouncejudgment.
144.The144thConsiderationis,ToobserveinQuestions,Nativities,orElections,whentheSignificatorsshallnotclearly
showtheewhatthouwouldstknowbutthesignifcationremainsdubious,sothatthemindisinsuspense,taketheplaceofthe
LordoftheAscendant,andtheplaceoftheLordsoftheFlouseoftheMoon,andseethedistanceofdegreesbetweenthem,
beginningfromAries,ofwhichmakesigns,andaddthedegreeofthesignascending:andprojectfromtheAscendantaswell
bydayasnight,andwherethenumberfalls,theLordofthatHouseshallbeSignificatorandfromhimtaketheSignification
ofthebusinessenquired,foraccordingtohisdispositionthoumayestjudge.

145.The145thConsiderationis,ThatthouseeinDiurnalNativites,whetherCorLeonisbeintheAscendant,thatistosayin
theOrientalLineoraboveitonedegreeorbelowitthreedegreesorwhetheritbeinthetenthinlikedegrees,withoutthe
ConjunctionorAspectofanyoftheFortunesforthisalonesignifiesthattheNativeshallbeapersonofgreatnoteandpower,
toomuchexalted,andattaintoohighprefermentandhonours,althoughdescendedfromthemeanestparents.Andifanyof
theFortunesbeholdthatplacealso,hisgloryshallbethemoreincreased:butiftheNativitybenocturnal,hisfortunewillbe
somewhatmeaner,butnotmuchbutiftheInfortunescasttheiraspectsthereitwillstillbemoremeanbutiftheFortunes
beholditalsotheywillaugmentthegoodpromisedafourthpart,andmitigatetheevilasmuchyetstillwhateverofallthis
happens,itsignifiesthattheNativeshalldieanunhappydeathoratleastthatallhishonours,greatness,andpower,shaltat
lastsufferaneclipse,andsetinacloud.
146.Thel46thconsiderationis,ThatthoutaketheplaceoftheLordoftheAscendant,andtheplaceoftheLordofthe12th,
andsubtractingthelesserfromthegreateraddtotheremainderthedegreesofthesignascendingandprojectfromthe
AscendantandwherethenumberfallstheLordofthesignshallbepartnerwiththeLordoftheQuestion,andshallbecalled
thePrincipalPartner.Again,taketheplaceoftheLordofthesaidsign,andplaceoftheLordofthePartofFortune,and
subtractingthelesserfromthegreateraddthedegreesofthatsignshallbeanotherPartner,andbecalledtheSecondary
PartnerwhichifithappentobethesamePlanet,regardonlythatbutifdifferent,thentakebothandsubtractthelesserfrom
thegreaterandaddthedegreesofthesignascending,andtheplanetonwhoseHousethenumberfallsshallbethethird
Partnerandwhichofthosethreeisthestrongestshallbethechiefestsharerinthesignificationsofthethingenquiredafter.If
alltheremainders,ortwoofthem,shallhappenontheHouseofonePlanetthatshallbepreferred.IftheQuestionseem
good,andthosePartnersareilldisposed,theywilldiminishofthegoodsignifiedbytheQuestion,andsoonthecontrarybut
iftheQuestionseemevil,andtheyarewelldisposed,theywillallayandmitigatetheevilsignifiedbytheQuestion,andso
likewiseonthecontrary.

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