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ALPHEUS in astrology SIR We bold there is more truth than in astrologers. the Astronomer. " .Were You Born Under a Lucky Star? A COMPLETE EXPOSITION OF THE SCIENCE OF ASTROLOGY Adapted from the Four Books : of Ptolemy."^ THOMAS BROWNE PUBLISHERS CUPPLES & LEON NEW YORK . on the Art of Reading the-Stars : : BY A.

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163 167 . . . VI. PAGE . THE NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE OF ASTRONOMY III. . VII. 62 70 84 99 VIII. IV. IX. PTOLEMY'S RULES FOR JUDGING FORTUNES 106 132 Appendix A Appendix B 134 135 Appendix C Appendix Appendix Tables . D E . THE SUN AND THE ZODIAC HOUSES AND ANGLES ASPECTS PREDICTION EXEMPLIFICATION .39 . . . . . HUMAN CRYSTALLIZATION .CONTENTS CHAP. . . INTRODUCTION I. 19 23 II. . 5 PTOLEMY AND MODERN SCIENCE . 44 52 V. THE MOON AND THE PLANETS . THE USES AND DIFFICULTIES OF ASTROLOGY X.179 .

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WERE YOU BORN UNDER A LUCKY STAR? HUMAN literature. came servation and deduction down to us chiefly from the Greeks. we may say that our knowledge of the intellectual processes and ! . the How very small is most powerful of human emotions our knowledge of the natural processes of human obWhat little we do know. Indeed. that we may not unreasonably expect before long a public movement toward a scientific investigation of the observed facts in connection with it. ! . What do the scientists know of love. eminent both we may hope that the ordinary man will not burst into peals of laughter at the very mention of the word "astrology" as he does today. There are several elements which militate against the serious study of astrology. CRYSTALLIZATION. The first and greatest is the almost utter lack in this day of anything approaching a scientific knowledge of mind and emotion. But we must understand mind before we can reasonably go on to an investigation of the causes which made it so. in science and have been secretly interested in astrology of late years. And then So many eminent men. Astrology presumes to point out how mind and emotion are molded.

For instance. only the disposition of the child to meddle with water at that age. illustrates the fact. the other in circumstances outside. foretells that a child should die of drowning in his sixth year. If at that time he had such a distinguished client. Personally I have never seen a scintilla of evidence to suppose that the positions of the planets in any way determine human events except in determining the crystallization of human character life. an astrologer at birth. But in attempting to account for events in a no distinction has been made between those events which are the result of character and those which come from quite different causes. tain some cer- A horoscope indicated the character for a lawyer. but astrology had no possible means of knowing that one would fish him out before he was drowned. The child will very likely fall into the water. But it is not the event that he really can say anything about. many people have died violent deaths for which It simply there seems no reason in the horoscope. as in a case I have in mind. as I personally believe it to be. those outside circumstances astrology has nothing to . that there are two kinds of fate the one in a man's own With character. Again. it was by no means the stars that brought that client to him.6 INTRODUCTION. human being are of the And this confusion of knowledge has introduced into astrology vital mistakes. who at a certain period of his life would have an inclination toward female clients. of a the commonest emotions most elementary kind. His disposition naturally led him to associate himself with whatever eminent female criminal client might then have need of a lawyer.

The second great obstacle in the path of a scientific investigation of astrology is the fact that it is almost entirely in the hands of those mystics who either call themselves "artists. the scientists. do. with our limited . were fully admitted." or else apply to themselves the It is of adjective "esoteric.INTROD UCTION. foretelling a man's future would be an impossibility because of the multiplicity of known elements (let alone the unknown) which go to make that future. These terms and theories no doubt foreshadow and correspond with . the difference between the events which result own nature and those which come from wholly circumstances. though indeed it 7 often seems to have much because from a man's exterior we do not understand. course impossible for the scientist to consider seriously that ethereal fluid which emanates from the stars and penetrates man's being. so infinitely complicated is it in comparison with astronomy. actual discoveries and facts but they mean nothing to In short. a scientific theory of astrology is necessary before the scientist will be tempted even to investigate the facts observed. the charlatan fortune-telling for so many ages asso- Even if the whole claim of astrology it. In astronomy allowance always has to be made for comets and world-explosions. Infinitely greater allowance would have to be made in the realm of astrolciated with ogy. It is not for fortune-telling that we wish to . or to indulge in rhapsodies over the spiritual harmony of the universe.psychology. But we will pass to another obstacle in the path of astrology." whatever that may mean. though to our mind really the slightest of all.

but scientific men have redeemed latter subject from the region of fancy and made it entific. however the effect We have a whole of the heavenly bodies on health. . The medical profession should therefore be prepared to investigate the facts of astrology as affecting the or illness. the discovery of Uranus has in a ancients found in moment accounted for grave discrepancies which many horoscopes. It is human body in health from the physiological point of view investigation can at present be con- chiefly that our ducted. there is no doubt about it. tionize our view of erring fellow-beings. investigate astrology but if it is a true science even in greatly would that fact serve to revolupossibility. and of a thou- how sand other things But we do not believe that the known charlatanism associated with astrology would operate to prevent hon! est scientific men from investigating the meaning of observed facts. Another reason for much of the absurdity in ancient astrology was the small knowledge of astronomy then possible. and when it is stated that a man has typhoid Facts fever or measles. the We stated above that one great obstacle in the path of a scientific future for astrology was our lack of knowledge of the human mind. For instance. Here we have an infinite possibility of obtaining facts. There is one branch of the study not open to that objection. learned profession devoted to the study of physiology and the welfare of the human body. .8 INTRODUCTION. Charlatanism characterized mesmerism this sci- and hypnotism.

proceed to deduce an hypothesis. ence of the facts he has only to look into the cases that lie easily before him. after mak- ing ample allowance for coincidences. Certain effects have been observed to be associated zodiac with combinations of planets in certain positions of the when their light reached the earth so as to form an angle of sixty or one hundred and twenty degrees (the favorable aspects of the sextile and trine) certain . let us : with certain types of physique. First. results quite the reverse have appeared to follow angles of light of ninety degrees and one hundred and eighty (square "and opposition aspects). Facts Certain stars or planets on the point of rising at the time of birth have been observed to be connected Taking the facts before us.INTRODUCTION. let us state a few facts and then make a natural deduction. The penetrating influence of Karma is not a satisfactory answer. and out of a thousand cases one can come to a fairly accurate conclusion concerning facts. The angle which the light of any single planet formed to the earth in the latitude and longitude of birth is ways said to affect the being of the child in certain definite (as in the first thirty degrees to produce secret . but thou- sands. if not a theory. All these influences are ascribed to the birth moment of and the time immediately following. there are in plenty to prove that 9 human disease has a direct connection with various combinations of stars and If any one doubt the existplanets in certain positions. tion can But granting certain facts as patent. what explanayou give? asks the scientist. There are not a score.

and that in of some way in these mind or body are invisible cells all latent. It is known that minerals known that animal life crystallize originates in microscopic cells. Thus some hours after birth may be sown the seeds of brain fever to occur in middle life. Deductions : It is on these angles. which gradually go through a process similar to crystallization. heat. friends. and that the form of their crystallization is determined by the conditions of light. or electricity. heat. human qualities Let us therefore assume that at the moment of birth these elemental human cells begin to crystallize. crystals determine the shape of the body. at first formless. This theory is supported by the fact that the sun is observed to have certain influ- . or gravitation which determines the mode of crystallization. The crystallization first probably a progressive process . of its enemies own nature. facts. or gravitation produced by heavenly bodies at is the moment. ity which lie latent during certain years until matur- brings them into play. We in assume these statements to be is Having of truth satisfied ourselves that there a certain amount them.10 INTRODUCTION. electricity. thirty to sixty degrees. the ones formed later being connected with qualities more the subtle. for lack of time we leave the proof of the facts to others. or a combination of one or more or all ? It may be the condition of the magnetism of the earth caused by the angle which that portion of the earth forms to the sun. etc. But is it light.).

which had changed. It doubtless also raises a tide raise smaller tides. Thus.INTRODUCTION. . and even the chemical rays are essentially the same in character as both heat and light. was not the fundamental cause. but the angle which the sun formed to the magnetic poles of the earth. which had not changed. however. it and the planets may thus that Also affecting the density of the air. Mineral crystallization we know depends on two things. moon when but this and the placed in varying signs of the zodiac preceding theory leave many things unaccounted for. have not been observed to change their influence. the point at which minerals crystallize the pressure. but the sign which begins at the vernal equinox and the others in succession. It would therefore seem that the light of the stars. The irregular effect of humidity in varying the density of the atmosphere would seem almost wholly to discountenance the theory of varied pressure. Gravitation may act in a more direct way. sibly is known is among other elements. ences 11 when posited in certain signs of the zodiac. the moon as it passes about the earth raises tides. though there is far less reason to suppose that gravitation has anything to do with human crystallization than there is for believing light or magnetism to be the controlling force. Light and heat are merely varying lengths of ethereal vibration. determined by This might pos- account for the influence of the sun and . of air. In the course of centuries the stars in Aries and the other moved back thirty degrees. signs have It may be the varying density of the atmosphere caused by the attraction of the heavenly bodies for the air about the earth.

or the magnetic condition of the earth (which of these. . not at one spontaneous burst. atmospheric density. or socalled X-rays. Darkness invariably produces disease. a coarser variety of the same thing.it would be hard to say) corresponds to pressure. and we may easily suppose that the chemical and other rays correspond to heat.12 INTRODUCTION. A mouse which had been kept under water an hour was resuscitated while being photographed. Either gravitation. and the process may be arrested by the change in temperature caused by heat arising from the process itself. over life the even when there is plenty of heat. two are often spoken of as almost synonyms. In recent experiments with the cathode. We naturally look for corresponding elements in human crystallization. . the balance of the expansive and repressive forces. pressure and temperature that is. But this only goes to show the tremendous influence of light on life light in all its varieties. and the impulse : to crystallize has been given in some way. but in more or less rapid degrees. The process of mineral crystallization is this When the liquid or supersaturated solution reaches a certain temperature and condition of pressure. the stimulating effect on animal life of was noticed in several cases. The healthy child must be reared out of doors in the sunlight. from heat to the invisible chemical rays. geometrical crystals are formed. Similar observations were reported elsewhere. It is well known that light has a powerful influence. Edison's young men assistants were able to work in these rays for forty-eight these rays hours at a time without weariness.

INTRODUCTION. while rays coming at other angles would interfere with each other. either neutralizing each other or producing irregular vibrations of the ether. Ptolemy said that Saturn was cold and Mars. the beginning of the process determines the general direction or tendency of the result. the light of the sun being most comprehensive. It is well known that the character of the light comto aspects of Jupiter ing from the various planets varies greatly. was It may be assumed that the rays coming from them have in the one case a lower and in the other a greater rate of vibration (or the reverse) than the mean most hot. favorable human development. The child in the . and later effects take a secondary place. . We may suppose that the form or nature of these crystals is very largely determined by the state of vibration of the ether in its higher forms. 13 held in solution is be regarded as a mineral impulse of crystallization given and the process takes place during the hours at birth the womb may and days immediately ensuing. character of the planet and its atmosphere. or one that manifests itself only when the first crystals have served their day and given place to maturing elements held in check while they existed. while the benefic may be the result of the fact that the rays from him have a medium rate of vibration most in harmony with the development of the human crysial. Most of the light coming from the planets is reflected but what rays are reflected and what are absorbed depends wholly on the . Chemical or other rays coming at a certain angle might harmonize with each other easily and produce a favorable ethereal atmosphere .

is the magnetic condition of the earth according to its position in reference to the sun. including the moon. position of the signs of the zodiac and of the sun in relation to them should mean the combined effect There given moment. which is in accord with the general laws of ethereal vibration. corresponding to pressure in the case of minerals. it is obvious that the light of the stars originally in the sign had nothing to do with the effect of the sign on human life. But undoubtedly we have here a strong argument for the existence of some other ele- ment than light rays in effecting crystallization. . an effect which has therefore not been duly observed.14 INTRODUCTION. the light that of the stars at various angles. and being direct and comprehensive is not so productive of variation as the irregularly reflected light from the planets. Still. This strongly suggests that the second element in human crystallization. of the light of the fixed stars above the earth at any But if by the precession of the ecliptic the position of the signs in the heaven has changed thirty degrees. Also we know that the light of most of the fixed stars is like that of the sun. taking into consideration we are dealing with the total effect of all stars above the horizon. The is just one grave objection to the light theory. Planets in conjunction with the sun are observed to lend to the light of the sun their own character. and no corresponding change of effect of the signs so altered has been observed. may have a combined effect which has been only slightly varied by the accident of the change of the signs of the zodiac.

tries to Mr. the moon moist. Ptolemy spoke of the various planets and luminaries as being associated with different degrees of heat and humidity. human crystallization had Heredity has been so that one of the best much talked of in recent years modern writers. And besides that. Thus. If we adopt the theory of crystallization.INTRODUCTION. what we know of heredity would lead us to believe that the molding forces begin to operate long before the time of birth. the latter has to be taken for convenience as the starting point. All the other matters I have mentioned are merely analo- . . the sun dry. and likewise he connected the winds coming from various quarters with different planets by a very far-fetched analogy. it is ents at the time immediately preceding birth. scarcely be possible to go farther in definite knowledge." characteristic by the condition of the minds of the par- first place. In the safe to say that he never had the slightest opportunity to observe how the minds of the parents were directed at the time of birth. 15 As far as I am aware. Saturn was dry and cold. mine. etc. and at times sa very various and from causes so diverse that one could by no stretch of imagination connect them with the merely momentary it posiwill tions of planets at the instant of birth. the theory of human crystallization has never before been definitely presented. Hiram Butler. . account for every author of "Solar Biology. And he clearly states that the moment of generation or copulation must be far more important than the moment of birth but since the first is almost impossible to deter. Mars dry and hot. Evidently never entered his mind.

And while looking for analogies. the angle What subtle qualities the particles in a human crystal may receive from light coming to it from two sources at an angle of sixty degrees or one hundred and twenty. is well known that the process of crystallization that is. when light is reflected from a polarized sur- face. from a fixed angle. would be well to consider the very interesting pheof the interference and polarization of light. human ingenuity will never penetrate in all probability . at certain points the two rays destroy each other. for by its aid beautiful and varying bands of color are produced. the arrangement of the molecules of a substance in ceris easily interfered with. The same is true if it is left absolutely quiet. Doubtless the light from planets in opposition or conjunction would exhibit the same phenomena. stance. and yet we have quite as much chance of confirming our theory as we had for confirming the theory that light is a transversal vibration of an invisible ether. tain regular orders For inif water is violently agitated it may be reduced several degrees below the freezing point before it congeals. polarization is complete only when the beam comes of polarization.16 INTRODUCTION. gies to give vrai-semblance to the theory as a good working hypothesis. Moreover. Two reflected rays coming to a single point from mirrors a little less than 180 degrees apart produce on a screen bands of darkness alternating with bands of light that is. quite as good a theory for purposes of investigating the . It it nomena . Ether is but a theory and human crystallization may be . The interference of polarized light is even more interesting than that of ordinary light.

17 strange effects produced on human character by positions and combinations of heavenly bodies. writing in the Arena. but clearly recog- makes no place nizes that there is disconnected with the stars an outside series of influences wholly or no more connected than everything in life is connected with everything else. Thus the theory of evolution and heredity is not in the least interfered with. Heber Smith. it vibrates in secdons of thirty degrees. it for horary astrology that it does not account for the happening of events. If this theory is adopted it will be observed that .INTRODUCTION. at least we get a glimpse of the individualizing forces. while we have a wonderful explanation for the acknowledged differences of individuals born under the same external influences. We thus have in astrology an explanation of human individuality. J. Dr. Note. for there is no force but is directly or indirectly convertible into any other. calls attention to the fact that if a metal disc is supported at the center and is made to vibrate by a violin bow. while our studies in the past have been chiefly of unifying forces. . as may be seen by sand springledoverit.

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notably Kepler. not subject to external a observation. and so forth. have introduced some changes. He said specifically that the science of astrology does not enable any man to predict particular events. If we know germs of hereditary consumption exist in a from birth. which Ptolemy did not venture to do. we can predict that he will die of the disease. who says that a disease will run a certain length of time. we have as it were a chart of latent germs.CHAPTER I. that a certain constitution must have care or it will break down. and his "Tetrabiblos" is undoubtedly the best text-book on the subject existing today. Astrology seems to have made no progress since the days of Claudius Ptolemaeus. And if we know the mode of crystallization. another a good orator. that from external appearances one man should good blacksmith. Modern astrologers. make But the whole ground of prediction is simply a knowledge of the physical. child that the . mental and moral condition of a human being from birth. and may judge the time with tolerable accuracy. The positions of the stars help us to analyze more subtle physical conditions. who wrote nearly two thousand years ago. PTOLEMY AND MODERN SCIENCE. and made large claims. His method of prediction was precisely that of the modern doctor. and there are certain things which no rational man would think of foretelling.

I trust the reader may be interested. to character. etc. and no doubt he drew inferences from the theory as to what humidity. the facts ought to be. judge that Ptolemy interest about as often as the government meteorological bureau today. I have presumed to attempt the task. As (for certain apparent reasons) he is unable to do this work. fact that astrology it used by physicians and indeed profession until very recently.20 ASTROLOGY. . correct his methods of procedure.the weather. What truth there may be in that branch of the subject I have never had time to investigate but I first . His next source of hit it came from the . success in business. and he admitted nothing that did not square with his theory. adopt others. which was to explain everything by temperature and moisture in analogy with the change of the seasons. From this he developed his rational theory. wealth. Ptolemy seems to have been kiterested in astrology of all and chiefly as a means of predicting . Ptolemy explained everything by temperature and He had a mass of observation before him. But every branch of science has made such tremendous progress since Ptolemy's day. that I assume that if he were living now he would entirely recast his theory. and modern science. and I take it for granted that Ptolemy was an So between Ptolemy authority on ancient astrology. was generally has been used by this this From he proceeded and the inferences that may be drawn from a knowledge of character as to future conditions of health. marriage. I know something of modern scientific facts and theories. discard certain elements. and so bring the "Tetrabiblos" up to date.

A and this process continues for several weeks". and then less slowly during the three months These crystals are perhaps arranged in following. of the facts before us. one on top of the other. and these are modithat the crystals after birth . cylindrical groups. may bring the successive sets of crystals into play. is round in every limb and feature. while the old man finds that eyeballs. 21 It may be objected that the microscope has not yet revealed any minute crystals in protoplasm. accounts for the actually observed facts of astrology better than any other theory we are No doubt in two thousand years this be as antiquated as Ptolemy's of temperature and humidity. but that primary cells seem to be constructed on a basis of their own. theory served will its purpose. or a month would come into play at corresponding periods later in life. muscle. is that no one has seen molecules.ASTROLOGY. multitude of minute crystals are formed. we know. less My reply atoms. This flattening process. So I say that the assumption that human beings crystallize at birth much as minerals crystallize. I is For the purposes of our theory birth the child first like a saturated solution. assume that before and that its gasp after birth sets the process of crystallization to going. It seems probable that all the chief crystals are formed on the first day. much But the theory that they exist is the best explanation. are flattened. so formed an hour. a week. and in the course of time become flattened out. But in the meantime I trust it will have able to evolve. The baby. bone. of course most rapidly at the moment of and during the minutes and hours immediately birth succeeding.

T. Gladstone. whose horoscopes I happen to have before me. Or still more minutes of birth. fications as the earth turns and receive their on its axis. as for instance. Napoleon. I conceive that crystallization is most shining. dawn. the chief crystals are days. George Washington. and he develops his The best time to be born forenoon. Coleridge to take a variety of characters at random. and it is remarkable that a very large proportion of eminent men were born during the life. Frederick the Great. or remodified on the succeeding likely. Dumas. So if a child is born at midnight the crystallization proceeds very slowly rapid while the sun is until late in powers correspondingly would therefore be in the morning. Furthermore. and also that the moon helps very materially in the process.22 fied ASTROLOGY. S. Sir Joshua Reynolds. or formed within a few corresponding modi(as it appeared to the ancient) as the heavenly bodies rise and set. .

They all move round the sun at different rates about of speed. Neptune of which least. In the sky as 23 . Mars. and end the first point of Libra. and is called Aries. Mercury getting around most They all move in the same quickly. THE NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE OF ASTRONOMY. It changes And slightly from year to year. but only a very little. at at the other one end of which is the first point of Aries. which another fixed plane in the heavens.CHAPTER II. The point in the heavens where the sun appears to be when it crosses the equator on its journey northward (in March) is taken as a fixed point to count from. Jupiter. and and in a tolerably fixed plane called the ecliptic. the sun is the center of the solar system. and it revolve seven major planets (Mercury. Saturn. and they both pass through the center of the earth. forms an angle to it of 23 27'. The plane passing through the equator is a fixed plane in the heavens (that is. There are some unimportant smaller ones also. Only an elementary knowledge of astronomy is necessary in order to cast a horoscope. besides the earth. direction. Uranus and Neptune). and cut each other on a straight line. the circle is divided into twelve equal spaces called the Signs of the Zodiac. and the plane of the is ecliptic. or thereabout. that is of the zodiac. very nearly fixed). As every one knows. it will be observed that it is both on the equator and on the ecliptic. Venus.

twice a year. and also sets farther to the north. But in the summer the sun rises farther around to the north. exactly on the equator^ and exactly in the middle of the eastern horizon and sets exactly in the west. so traveling considerably more than half way round the horizon. and the number of degrees north or south On the days of the equinoxes. But the movement of the sun and planets from day to day. . and depend on the latitude. In winter the sun is we south of is it. the equator in the sky as it appears to us. Of course called the declination. and their distance north or south of the equator is their declination. so the days are longer when it rises north of the eastern point and sets north of the western than they are when it rises farther sets south.24 ASTROLOGY. see it at any point on the earth. only higher or lower. curve parallel to that which the sun appears to take in passing from sunrise to sunset. and the curve of the ecliptic as we see it in the heavens appears to be very erratic. month to month. At the spring equinox it will curve over the equator at sunrise and below at sunset. the daily movement of the moon and planets is like that of the sun. the equator is a. The differences in the lengths of the arcs which the sun describes at various seasons of the and year are called the ascensional differences. On the two equinoctial days the sun rises at the first point of Aries and the first point of Libra. and on such days at sunrise or sunset the ecliptic forms an arch like the equator. week to week. is along the line of the ecliptic. but as the it has to travel the longer it takes. the sun passes directly along the line of.

So some signs of the zodiac in these north latitudes (and the reverse is true in the southern) are above the horizon no longer than the sun is in mid-winter. and the chart pubbook furnishes an easy way of calculating . most of our light and heat comes from the sun. and others are above the horizon as long as the sun in mid-summer. We shall do well. and second by taking the earth as a center. on astrology require references to an astrological al- manac for the geocentric positions of the planets . There are two ways in which we may do it. 25 Now every point in the zodiac corresponding to the position of the sun in the zodiac at various times in the year. for instance. it is clear that the condition of the light coming from the sun must be very important. and if planets happen to be in Cancer. No doubt the positions of the planets about the sun do much to determine this condition. but such an almanac lished in this is very expensive. will rise and set all the year round just as the sun rises and sets on the different days.ASTROLOGY. We are now prepared to erect a horoscope. The first is called heliocentric (from the Greek meaning sun-center). and furnishes us a convenient method Most books of calculating the geocentric afterward. As. This is more easily calculated than the geocentric. first by taking the sun as a center. Ptolemy supposed the heavenly bodies all revolved around the earth. therefore. they too rise early and set late. to consider the heliocentric horoscope first. and of course he knew nothing about a heliocentric astrology. and the second geocentric (from the Greek meaning earth-center). however.

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I. let us see how circle to erect a heliocentric horo- scope. as in Fig. It would be a boon to the average reader if some learned astronomer. take some convenient hour in the part of the day in which the If nothing is known beyond the day birth occurred. 27 is The astronomical calculations required by astrology are by no means easy. and at an expense of but a few cents. which sufficiently accurate. with all his tables and books at hand.ASTROLOGY. and mark each part with one of the signs of the zodiac. not side. the positions for ourselves within a degree. in which the longitude will To be found at the top of the page and the latitude at the Take the longitude west from Greenwich. But until such a bureau is established we must patiently work out the calculations as best we can. would make the mathematical and astronomical calculations for us. day. made with perfect accuracy. and thereby save us much time and study. If the hour is not known. The latitude and longitude may be found by looking in a map. from Washington. of birth. and the latitude and longitude of the place of birth. We ter. will draw a and place the sun in the cen- The circumference we will divide into twelve equal parts. cast a horoscope we must know the year. Such a person might establish a bureau that would furnish these calculations. First. all calculations based on the houses will have to be omitted. month. and hour of birth. we must look oppo- . To fix the position of the earth.

using the sign of This in that sign. Write this position of the earth in the chart. to intervene between Jan. find the longitude given exact for Jan. and taking the degrees of the zo- the zodiac and the number of degrees may diacal sign in the adjoining column. i. In the table giving the longitude of Mercury for one cycle of its orbit (Table 4). i. When you have counted to the end without exhausting your days. a slight to the longitude given in the will Greenwich noon be (if you are born in the . whichever is nearest (see Table 7). Then count the number of days from the day of birth to Jan. made not near Greenwich noon. The longitude in the table opposite In this day will be the longitude of Mercury required. go back to the beginning and keep on counting until you have reached the day required. Then count backward or forward. as the Jan. i and the date of birth. To find the positions of the planets. The position of the earth will be 180 degrees from that of the sun. i) giving the longitude of the sun for any year. according i selected as is as many days you have found before or after the date of birth. This longitude is the same within a degree on a given day each year. readily be seen by looking for the longitude of the earth in Table 8. and may therefore be found by adding 180 degrees to the longitude of the sun if that longitude is less than 180 degrees. or subtracting 180 degrees if the longitude of the sun is more than 180 degrees. site the date of birth in the table (No. look first for the longitude of the given planet on the first of January next preceding or next following the date of birth.28 ASTROLOGY. case the hour of birth is correction should be table.

Just how many may be found by dividing the longitude of the place of birth by 15. seven o'clock in the evening. take the proper proportion of the change for 24 hours and add or subtract.ASTROLOGY. Count will find number of days to the date of birth. If you were born at or near seven o'clock. as the case may be. since their motion is so slow that the change in a few hours does not amount to much. noon in longitude 75 will be five hours later than noon at Greenwich. United States) several hours earlier 29 than your noon. As the tudes for the nearest before. The positions of the other planets will be found more easily. Venus 224 days and nearly 17 hours to make one revolution around the sun. No corrections for hours need be made with any of them. Greenwich will be at seven o'clock in the morning. for which all calculations are made. Thus. Therefore noon at. The position of Venus may be found in the same It takes way. an additional half day will have passed. In a column adjoining the longitude you . But if the hour of birth is. So if you have to count past the end of a cycle back to the beginning again you will have about two thirds of a day over. but an additional difficulty appears. and you should take a longitude half way between the longitude for the day you have found and the next day. So if the time is any other number of hours. since the sun rises just fifteen degrees in the sky each hour. no correction will be needed. say. find the longitude in the table of longifirst of January (Table 7). So to the longitude given in the table in a case like that you must add the correction given at the end (see Table 5).

then as ten I. i.ASTROLOGY. It usually varies in regular proportion from year to year. i and Nov. i. leaving 12. leaving 28. the number between Nov. or 10. i. i that proportion of the change in the daily motion which your number of days from Jan. Subtract 10 from 38. Multiply 61 days. You will see that it is either more or less than the next fol- lowing year. you subtract 26 from 38. i. from the longitude of Mars on Jan. and you have the true longitude for Nov. if the daily motion of birth. you find the number you have a very small tract 28 degrees of degrees by dividing your total by 60. by means of Table 6.) The positions of all the other planets may be found . the daily motion of the planet for the same day. j bears to 365 days. (The position of Mars may be calculated more accuhowever. and you have the daily motion on Nov. rately. 1888. i and Jan. I. and the daily motion at the date of birth may be found by adding to or subtracting from the motion on Jan. i. i. you take ten twelfths of 12. and you wish to find the daily motion for Nov. i and that found for the date of Thus. I. i) and Nov. The average daily motion for the period of time between Jan. i. and dividing by 2. 1888 (the nearest Jan. The average daily motion for the may be found by adding the motion for Jan. and 26' on Jan. As there are 60 minutes in a degree. Mars is found to be 38' on Jan. Sub- 1888. 1887. months intervene between Jan. In this case fraction over 28 degrees. will be 26 plus 28 period you are calculating daily divided by 2 equals 27. by 27 and you have the number of minutes the planet had moved in this time. 1887.

31 in exactly the same way. Then put a long needle through the center of the Geocentric Circle. Read the geocentric longicarefully *Before using. As a general thing. the average daily motion may be computed mentally.* We The chart showing the orbits of the earth. This may be tested by noting whether the gauge shows the it same distance between the two lines at either end as does in the middle. Pass a ruler or straight edge from the center to the required degree in the outer circle. Mars. and may proceed to draw deductions from the various angles which the planets make with each other and with the earth.ASTROLOGY. By the preceding calculations you have^ determined the exact longitude of each of the planets with regard to the sun. and pass a ruler from the earth center to the point where any given planet is located. and Mercury givefe the correct eccentricities of these orbits. This may be done approximately by means of the two charts.these charts it would be well to mount them on cardboard. will next proceed to erect the geocentric horoscope. . and the small space near the middle guage should be neatly cut out. We now have our heliocentric horoscope complete. Now stick another pin into the geocentric circle so as to keep it firmly in place. and stick the point of the pin into the point you have marked as the position of the earth. Venus. The Geocentric Circle may also be mounted on light cardboard. See that the cross line of the geocentric circle is exactly parallel with any of the cross lines in the chart. and mark the orbit of the given planet where the edge of the ruler intersects it.

take it off and pass a ruler from the earth center to the position of the planet. Then find the longitude of the earth. The chart for Jupiter. place the geocenin the next largest circle. and pass a ruler from it to the sun center. The longitude have the geocentric longitude of all the of the sun may be found ap- proximately by looking in the table of the sun's longitude opposite the day of the month of birth. while the orbit of the different planets remains the same and is identical with the circle of degrees. If the geocentric circle covers up the position of any planet so that it cannot be seen.ASTROLOGY. etc. This new point will do as well in determining the geocentric longitude as the position of the planet itself. and make another mark along the edge of the ruler at any convenient point that can be seen when the geocentric circle is laid on the chart. and the longitude may be found by passing a ruler from the earth center to this point. Locate each planet in its proper decircle is may be used made in the same way. To find the geocentric position of Jupiter. place the geocentric circle on the earth center marked on the larger of the inner circles. We now planets. and proceed as with the other chart. We may find the geocentric position of the moon in much the . Make a light mark at each place the ruler crosses the small inner circles. tude on the circumference of the geocentric circle. Uranus and Neptune to vary in size. tric circle To on the earth center marked find Saturn. Saturn. and reading the degrees at the point the ruler crosses the geocentric circle. except that the earth gree in this outer circle.

.u. *m *Jvj> 3 % ~ JOU ^7 y O **/ "/ \ OOW RYOFWIFEV LEGACIES ^X^? ^^ \ MADIR 90 FIG.

you must add the correction. and count forward if the date of birth follows the selected date. and find the longitude given for the nearest date. to the exact hour. 27 days. You will remember that each time you pass the end of the cycle and go back to the beginning and vice versa. exactly in the opposite direction to the hands of a watch. that we found the heliocentric positions of the The nioon revolves around the earth once in same way planets. or backward if the date of birth precedes the selected date. we must determine the Draw a circle with ing lines 2). in a circle Before entering our longitudes or chart. Divide this into twelve equal parts of 30 degrees each by drawfrom the center to the circumference (see Fig. for Then enter the table of the longitude of the moon one cycle (Table 2). of In Table for 3 we may longitude the moon two different dates in each year. the earth at the center. and it should be written on the line that points to the We middle of the left hand side. till you have counted as many days as intervene. are now ready to place the longitude of the point of the zodiac ascending at the moment of birtli. The sun and planets by the daily motion of the earth right. 7 find hours the and 43 minutes. From this we pass down and around to the over to the left again. Find the number of days between the date of birth and the nearest given longi- tude.34 ASTROLOGY. Then find the proportion of the change in longitude for one day that corresponds to the number of hours before or after actual noon at Greenwich and add or subtract that. houses. then . As the moon changes the calculation should be made so rapidly.

7) you will find the sidereal time for Jan. I of each year. 35 appear to move through the heavens in the opposite diTheir rection. Under the head "sidereal time" in Table I. noting the exact amount of the difference. I. you will find the sidereal time (or star time) for each day in one year. Then count the number of days between Jan.) The result will the true sidereal time for the hour of your birth. or the same as the hands of a watch. (Be careful not to take Greenwich noon is in this case. After that has been correction slight made (always amounting to less than four minutes) add to or subtract from the total sidereal time the hours and minutes of the moment of birth before or at the place of. Select the table for the latitude nearest your own . Opposite the last day you will find the sidereal time required. 12) of houses for three different lati- tudes in the United States are given at the back of this book. You may also make a correction for the difference between sidereal time and mean time corresponding to the hours before or after Greenwich noon. In another table (No. it proceeds each year in the same ratio. but given the right starting point. Find the nearest sidereal time given in the table of side- real time to that for Jan. Owing to the variations in the lengths of the different years caused by leap year. noon The tables (No. the sidereal time each year is slightly different. whether more or less. yearly motion is the same as the signs of the zodiac. after noon your birth.ASTROLOGY. as may be seen in the table. I and the date of birth. To this add (or subtract) the difference noted at the beginning. The sidereal time given for be at the point of your birth.

also. and directly under the earth. or the beginning of the seventh house. that sometimes signs are intercepted. 5 the sign of SI is intercepted between the sign of 25 and the sign of This means that the intercepted sign is wholly in1% . cusps (or beginnings) of six of the twelve houses.36 ASTROLOGY. The declination of the moon and planets differ from that of the sun for any given longitude (geocentric longitude alone. Find the sidereal time of the hour of your and opposite you will find the longitude of the latitude. represents the point setting in the west at the moment of birth. and the cusp opposite the ascendant. I. two other before us represents the circle of the heavens passing directly over our heads through the circle The zenith. The sun is supposed to have no latitude. The latitude of the moon and planets is the number of degrees by . You will note. and that the declination of the sun and various planets. cluded in the house in which also takes in parts of it occurs. is to be considered) only to the amount of their latitude. Thus in Fig. The signs that are opposite may be seen in Fig. while the house signs. birth. The longitude of the cusps of the other six may be found by taking the same number of degrees in the sign opposite each of the first six. and placing on the cusp that comes directly opposite. We is still have one more matter to determine. The ascendant represents the point rising in the east at the moment of birth. and may be found column adjoining the longitude given for each day of the year (Table 4). Its declinais tion practically the in the same each year.

we mean that you must notice the marks of plus and minus. Note and whether the declination of the sun given opposite this longitude. is If one is plus and one minus. Add (in' the algebraic sense) this declination and about half* the latitude for the date of birth. which the plane of the ecliptic. If the exact declination is desired. because the apparent declination as seen from the earth is variously affected by the latitude. the algebraic sum is equal to the difference of the two numbers. to which you must give the plus or minus mark of the larger of the two. and entering the table giv- ing the longitude and latitude for a single cycle. The latitude of the planets is given for Jan. you add the two numbers together and give the sum the same mark of plus or minus that the two added had. find the latitude for the date of birth i.ASTROLOGY. Find the given latitude and count the number of days inter- vening between Jan. . If both are plus or both are minus. By algebraic sense. i or other date. it is plus or minus. i or other given date and the date *It is difficult to get the declination very exactly in this way. and to you must add or subtract the proportion of the difference representing the change for one year in order to find the true latitude The latitude of the moon and the planets Mercury and Venus may be found more accurately by taking the latitude given in the table with the longitudes for the nearest Jan. their orbit differs 3? from the plane of To find the declination of any planet or the moon. it is advisable to refer to the Nautical Almanac of the date of birth. take the degrees of geocentric longitude and look for the nearest corresponding longitude of the sun.

We now have We all the astronomical data that will be . therefore proceed to the interpretation required. So the true latitude is not always that opposite the true longitude as given in the table.38 ASTROLOGY. You would think that the latitude given planet should be the same for each succeeding revolufion of a but we find that it varies slightly from . year to year. The latitude opposite the last of birth. The above directions will be fully illustrated in Chapter VIII. day will be the correct latitude. of our horoscope.

crystallization is probably retarded until it does rise. If it has not yet risen. celestial chart described in the preceding chapter we have done with astronomy and turn to astrology. affecting gravitation and the molecular arrangement dependent on gravity. from the actinic rays down. The influence of these signs is doubtless due partly to the fixed stars in each. So we may regard the sun as the great intensifier of whatever star or planet it may be situated with. and partly to the situation in regard to the magnetic poles. that The fixed stars have moved back some thirty degrees since the time of Ptolemy.CHAPTER Having perfected the III. This last supposition fact is the only explanation I can make of the certain signs seem associated with certain countries not in the order of their latitude. and as far as they affect the . And first of ajl it intensifies the influence of the special signs of the zodiac. which is the science of interpreting what we have before us. THE SUN AND THE ZODIAC. and see what it may mean alone and of itself when situated in the various signs of the zodiac. It may be presumed that the process of crystallization is most rapid while the sun is above the earth. The sun gives all kinds of light. First we will consider the sun. and especially a large amount of heat. partly to the situation in re- gard to the equator.

nature of the sign. Hiram Butler. and teachers.40 ASTROLOGY. Taurus ( 8 ). Leo Persons born when the sun (SI). energetic. Beginning with Gemini and taking every fourth sign we have Gemini (n). is in and Capricorn (vj ). is THE FIRE TRIPLICITY and Sagittarius ( / ). tionalities of life. one hundred and twenty degrees apart. Beginning with Taurus and taking every fourth sign we have THE EARTH TRIPLICITY (njj). Mr. and Aquarius *See Appendix A and Appendix B. author of "Solar Biology. affable and adaptable. lecturers. Libra (=&). fond of the of earth. in either of these are invariably active. and for the most part good writers. THE AIR TRIPLICITY (zz). and not liable to infectious diseases. They are usually a stiff-necked race. impetuous. or the space of four signs. the sign has probably changed since his time. The signs* are divided into four groups. generous. So I take the nature of the signs as a whole from a modern writer instead of Ptolemy. good things and observers of the convenat all timid of public opin- though not ion. often musical. Persons born when the sun is in either of these are mentally quick and versatile. and in each case I have myself verified his conclusions. of three signs each. Virgo Persons born when the sun either of these are reserved. . changeable and unsteady." has made a special study of the significance of the signs by direct observation. Beginning with Aries and tak- ing every fourth sign we have Aries (r).

domestic relations. and toward purely independent undertakings regardless of the attitude of They are generous. and and intuitive bent of mind. impulsive. though often forth. They are 'Tiandy" and active. They are and so to shop-keeping. in Cancer (25). away from society. of those The Fire Triplicity. The is Gemini artistic of those born under nervous restlessness and fickleness. and excel in mercantile and intellectual pursuits. pub- leading characteristic their . ii. and high in their aims. trading. ScorPersons born when the sun in either of these signs are domestic. well adapted and are good housekeepers and managers.ASTROLOGY. making writers. and they are naturally fond of music and dancing. we have 41 Beginning with Cancer and taking every fourth sign THE WATER TRIPLICITY pio is (TTL). 2. Though impetuous and rash. prophetic. V The leading characteristic is born under mental activity and mechanical ability. let And now us consider each sign separately. others. / The leading -characteristic of those born under Sagittarius is the unfailing activity of the fire triplicity directed inward. unhappy usually 1. and Pisces (X). SI The leading their intensity characteristic of those born under often Leo is and nobility of love. they are indulged because of their undoubted nobility. Hence they are energetic leaders in business and society their danAries : ger is brain disease. This is the distinctively masculine sign. farming. The Air Triplicity.

accompanying large avoirdupois. speakers. characteristic of those The leading is born under Virgo their keen. =2= lie of graceful The leading is characteristic of those born under Libra their keenness of mental intuition. They seem par- ticularly itjj adapted for the medical profession. and hence their fondness for crowds and city life. The Earth Triplicity. and large plans and schemes. . balanced by a certain phlegmatic stubbornness. The leading characteristic of those b^rn urider XXXf and great correctness of Aquarius is their quiet. and are not happy unless they are wealthy. commercial travellers. 25 The Water Triplicity. patrons of opera and public enterprises of all sorts. but unstable. conven- tional life. 3. lavish. and society women and varied talents. and excel in critical literary work of all understand life well because of their suppressed passion. Hence they are natural organizers of public enterprises and business plans. accurate. This is assisted by their honorable character. The leading characteristic of those born under . 4. 8 The leading characteristic of those born under Taurus is sensuousness and animal sympathy with all forms of life. discriminating eye. first impressions hence they are excellent speculators in commerce. They are very sorts. like air.42 ASTROLOGY. or foresight. VJ The leading is characteristic of those born under Capricorn their fondness for a free. They make natural politicians and financiers. magnetic power over people. with a somewhat materialistic cast of mind. as they fond of music.

and are excellent public officials. while the men are quiet and negatheir for domestic life tive. affable. kind. over-conscientious. HI The leading characteristic of those born under Scorpio is their callous and exacting nature. They are therefore admirably adapted to carry out popular ideas with a rigid thor- oughness impossible under other sings. X The Pisces is leading characteristic of those born under their faithful studiousness and lack of self- confidence. upright. anxious. They are careful. and the women are talkative. restless and thoughtful. Cancer is 43 extreme personal sensitiveness. . together with great respect for public ideas and customs and persons in high position. and faithful servants. fond of history and travel. fondness and trade and manufacture of domestic articles. This is the distinctly feminine sign.ASTROLOGY.

and this physical fact seems closely. if the sun be in *See Appendix C. The greater part of the light which reaches it is reflected. 44 . it intensifies the various signs of the zodiac. the source of energy and life. governing the sympathetic and intuitive faculties of the mind wherever it may be situated. is considered masculine and positive. because shines by reflected light. sympathetic perception maxi- The moon is said to be one of the mental rulers. it is moon mum. especially if that light reaches the earth at a good angle. and least when it is nearly on a line with the sun.CHAPTER The sun (O) because ( it is IV.* Thus. either waxing or waning. is Thus when at its proportionately less as the moon is nearer the sun. and m a man's horoscope it is closely connected with marriage. and in jdging the effect of the sun in any sign. and is full. The moon it D ) is considered feminine and negative. as we shall see later. intuitive sympathy of the mind. Like the sun. we must consider it as modified by the sign the moon is in. connected with the sympathetic and intuitive side I believe that quick. but in a less degree. with persons and situations depends very largely on the amount the of light which the moon reflects. THE MOON AND THE PLANETS.

ASTROLOGY.
Sagittary and the
erosity

45

moon be

in

Gemini, the native's gen-

go out in the direction of science, oratory, or the like, and with all his fire he will be versatile, original, and keen. But if the moon is in Cancer, his fire and impetuosity will be directed more
will

and impetuosity

to domestic affairs.

And

so with

all

the other signs.
it

The

sign in which the sun is will be strongest, but be modified by the sign in which the moon is.

will

The sun has the most general significance, but the as we have seen is somewhat specialized, and the planets are much more specialized. The planets shine

moon

largely

by

reflected light, but they differ

enormously in

A

the kind of light they absorb and that which they reflect. few of the more remote probably shine somewhat with their own light. They are stronger or weaker ac-

cording to the part of the zodiac they are in. For if the part of the zodiac corresponds with their natures, they are strengthened, but if it is different they are weakened.

We
large

know seven

enough

to be considered here.

planets beside the earth which are Two of these were

unknown

their lack of

to the ancients (Uranus and Neptune), and knowledge of them, especially of Uranus,

threw their calculations sadly out.

For

instance,
it is

Kepler known that Uranus (or Herschel, as

had some-

times called) was on the midheaven at the birth of his patron Wallenstein he might have predicted that man's
death, which as a matter of fact He failed to do.
especially often causes strange vagaries.

Uranus

Mercury

(

$

)

is

in the horoscopical chart will always be

nearest the sun, and consequently found near the

46

ASTROLOGY.
Venus
also.

sun, as will

Mercury
it

is

the joint ruler of
intel-

the mind with the moon, but

governs the active

lectual qualities, not the passive or sympathetic.

From

Mercury you get powers of oratory, quick thought and perception, intellectual brilliancy. The sign it is most like is Gemini, and the next is Virgo. Mercury in
Scorpio gives intense, narrow mental application, and persons with this combination are adapted to continuous scientific thinking. Brain diseases are also connected with Mercury, especially brain fever and madness, while harmless lunacy is connected with the moon.

Venus
not at
all

(

9

) is,

next to Mercury, nearest the sun, and

indicates a soft, graceful, voluptuous

nature, usually bad, but fond of dress, music, literature, and
It is

love-making.
ful,

admirably personified in the beauti-

graceful, sweet tempered goddess the Romans called Venus and the Greeks Aphrodite. Venus is especiilly
at

home

in Taurus,

and

in

in Pisces.

In Scorpio
it

it is

a quiet and domestic way vicious and sensual to a cerbeautiful, languid, sweet-

tain extent.

It is closely

connected with the moon, and

when

in conjunction

makes
$

tempered
planet.
lent

women and

effeminate men.
(

Next comes Mars
temper
it

),

the
it

fiery,

hot-tempered

Connected with Mercury
;

with Venus
it

it

gives a touchy, viomakes passionate lovers ;

soldiers. With Mercury makes mathematicians, people fond of surveying and civil engineering. People with Mars strong in the horoscope like to live out of doors. Mars is strongest

with Jupiter
also

makes brave

in Aries,

and next strongest

in Scorpio.

ASTROLOGY.
ets,

4?

Next comes Jupiter (#), the strongest of the planthough Saturn is about equally strong. Jupiter is

and

the planet of ambition, generosity, nobleness, reverence, it especially governs leaders of men. The man with
is

Jupiter strong in his horoscope

almost sure

to be

comrades as a good, kindly, high-minded chief he will
chosen spontaneously by
is

his

their chief,

and
easy

be.

It is

to see that Jupiter

calculated to bring

good

fortune.

Saturn
to

him

is

which comes next to Jupiter, and next the largest and the brightest, is almost the
(

h

),

Saturn is represented as an old man v with skinny fingers, long nails and unkempt hair, a miser, fond of digging in the earth, mean and stingy. But Saturn is not really so bad as he is sometimes repreverse in nature.
resented.

He

persons born when he
are.

gives patience and tenacity, and makes is strong to be economical and

saving instead of recklessly generous, as Jupiter men Jupiter is too generous and open-handed, Saturn

too miserly; but put them together and you have the best possible combination. In connection with Mercury, Saturn gives powers of continuous thought and patient
application of the mind.

He makes Venus

reserved and

modest, not wearing her heart on her sleeve. He cools the ardor of Mars and prevents in large measure the

Mars excites. Favorably situated with regard to the sun he gives good business habits, and he counteracts the changeableness of the moon and her ready sympathy with everything that comes along. He is strongest in Capricorn, and after that in Aquarius and Libra.
fevers that

48

ASTROLOGY.

Uranus ( $ ) was unknown to the ancients*, indeed it was not discovered until the beginning of the nineteenth
century.
It

has a very important influence in a horo-

scope, nevertheless, and explains, as I have said, many of the difficulties of the ancients. I call it one of the

Neptune being the other, because it cannot be seen with the naked eye, and seems to act in a subtle manner, under the surface. It is strong in the horoblind planets,

scopes of those people who do erratic things, for which they nevertheless think they have a very good reason though others cannot understand it. A woman who is

hard to understand is often under his influence, and if Uranus is connected with Venus or the moon she will be liable to have illicit love-affairs. Uranus also governs people in authority, that is in public office, and controls changes and traveling, as does the moon also. Connected with Mercury, he gives a subtle, analytic
mind, highly original and independent. Such persons are likely to discover new scientific principles, and may get into trouble by not being conventional enough in

He also governs public life, and hence strongest in Aquarius for that 'quality, but in Gemini as regards originality of thought and intellectual inventheir thought.
is

tion.

In Cancer he makes

women

unfaithful (men, too,

in a less degree).

A connection with the moon or Venus

tends to the same thing.
*The names of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn were given by the ancients because the astrological influence of these planets corresponded to the supposed characters of these But Uranus and Neptune were named by modern deities. astronomers who knew nothing of astrology. So the names of these planets do not indicate their natures in any degree, as the charlatan writers on astrology would lead us to believe.

strongest in Libra. Shelley was said years ago. and Neptune certainly all give high powers A it of imagination. It is said to be Saturn. OWN Mercury SIGN RXAI/TATION DETRIMENT . Of and its 49 the influence of Neptune (W) little is known. Perhaps one of our may govern clairvoyants." Ptolemy says the various less planets are also more or strong in the various These parts he calls "terms. observations. strongest in its its "own sign. readers will investigate the subject. This planet was discovered only about face. Uranus." The following table is based on Ptolemy. fifty influence is evidently very much very subtle. For myself. but is considerably modified by the introduction of the two new planets." and rather strong in "exaltation.ASTROLOGY. there is so little material of observation to judge from. It and others of supersensitive mind. under the sur- to have it in the strongest place in his horoscope. But I am not at all sure. I think it may be connected with the highest kind of poetry. I have made a few changes in accordance with modern parts of each -sign. planet is said to be in its "detriment" or "fall" when is weakest.

but space forbids repeating them. and PTOLEMY'S TABLE OF TERMS. The following table of "terms" emy without alteration. Ptolemy gives his reasons for " which seem his division of the signs into these "terms. Aries. Of course . for it shows the relative strength of each planet in each sign. . is taken from Ptol- covered planets are not included omission unimportant. as well as the accurate. the table it is is very certainly useful. to me very sound. the two recently disbut I consider the As far as I have been able to observe.ASTROLOGY.

ASTROLOGY. In the the name of the planet. and the third this brings us. When a planet has a double right in a sign. in the second the first 51 column is number of de- grees the planet is column shows to what degree of the sign entitled to in that sign. and when two planets have an equal right they are bracketed together. two numbers are given. . part of the sign it is strongest in.

Directly opposite this. and correspond to the strongest characteristics of the nature analyzed. judging a horoscope consists in striking a between the relative strengths of all the planets. on the cusp of the first house. and that situation in the There are four angles. There is a still more important is source of strength. at the very bottom. is called the "south angle. marks the place where the heavenly bodies site it on the right is the "west angle. indicating that claim by a number in each case. In the preceding chapters we have seen the relative strength of the sun and planets as determined by situation in the zodiac." because in the zodiac it is nearest the south point of the horizon." which is under the earth." Oppo- ." as they are called. Ai the left of the figure. The top point of the chart. is the "north angle. which rise. "angles. and signs of the zodiac. The planet with the strongest claim will be the ruling planet. HOUSES AND ANGLES. and in these northern latitudes it is It is on the cusp nearest the north point of the horizon.CHAPTER V. sun. or cusp of the tenth house. however. is the "east angle" or ascendant. and this will be modified by the others in proportion to their strength. moon. The rule should be to make a table of all these and mark opposite each its Skill in 'palance various claims to strength in the horoscope. of the fourth house.

ascendant gives obvious characteristics.ASTROLOGY. C). but it is then immediately obscured. the moment of birth. or medium coeli (M. the midheaven hidden. The heavenly bodies rise at. The nadir will rise first. the first strong bent of a man's life should say that was given by the midheaven. C. The midheaven and the ascendant strong. is called the natiir or seem to me equally the ascendant and pass through the houses order. The other two angles also seem to me of equal importance. But at the all nadir a planet has an admirable opportunity to modify the other heavenly bodies by its upward gleaming light. from the midheaven. 53 The "south angle" at the top. while the angle at the bottom irintm coeli (I. But on the other hand.). heavenly body at the west angle pours A in its light strongly for. As to the relative strength of these angles. The modified light which then meets the earth from above has a more diffused quality. in reverse moment of birth the rays are most powerful which come down direct. that is. those which come Of course at the at first. is called more commonly the midheaven. I should . both less strong than the ascendant and midheaven. I conceive that a body at the nadir sends its light so that the rays meet those which come down from above the earth (of course before they reach the earth). though for the time being under the earth. I from the ascendant. and the development along the line of that The bent was most determined by the ascendant. though weaker have twice as long a time to affect crystallization. and so modifies their light while it is still at a distance.

this may be called the angle of all the other planets. and one's physique. The other quadrant above the earth is probably the next strongest. as is the angle of the sun. and the ascendant the angle of the sun. and next to that the lower left hand quadrant. makes a of misfortune life according to their nature. The other planets likewise modify in general life . color and health*. but gives great poetic powers and stubborn patience under the ills that come. the west angle and nadir 7 each. and they are the cusps of the various houses. If the midheaven is called the angle of Mercury. sympathies in the ascendant lower angle is and hence marriage. Of course a moving planet anywhere in the twelfth house is rapidly toward the cusp of the twelfth. The ascendant determines weight. partnerships. and general. the bent of the mind. Ptolemy considers planets above the earth in the eastern sky (that is. because it will rise before the other lower quadrant . But there are other angles which are very important. . too. or the modifier. which *See Appendix D. It is the angle of the moon. The nadir. The midheaven determines hence the professsion and the bent honor in life. upper left hand quadrant of the chart) most strongly situated because they are longest above the earth. Jupiter here lends his nature to the whole life.and the weakest is the lower right hand quadrant as shown in the chart. .54 ASTROLOGY. height. and makes great and successful men Saturn and narrow circumstances. and midheaven at rate the ascendent 9 each. The western angle determines of the affections.

under the surface. Or you may say that at the ascendant and at sixty degrees above the ascendant the light strikes the human crystal on an angle. the midheaven should be another "blind" This is eleventh. Most astrologers speak of the whole house as signifying so and so. I prefer to follow Ptolemy. The angles below the earth are very A . but it is hidden. and speak of the angle at the cusp. From that it gradually increases again until at sixty degrees. and experience shows it to be associated with one's profession. especially if it is moving toward the angle. is a summary of the influence of these angles planet is strong if within one or two degrees of the angles of a cusp. is 55 the important point. angle. According to my theory.. following the analogy of the refraction of light in mineral crystals. duces an effect." which is an admirable name for it. as I conceive his meaning to be. and then it gradually diminishes until at thirty degrees.ASTROLpGY. etc. I would call it the blind planet at this angle certainly proangle. Ptolemy calls this angle "incon- junct. and all that is open and apparent. the light is all shut out. And The following : so with the other angles. A the angle of hidden enemies. all the light takes effect on the horizon or angle of the ascendant. those things that come subtly and in ways we do not see very clearly. employment. or the cusp of the twelfth house. honors. hopes. or the cusp of the eleventh house its effect is at the full again. while at thirty degrees it strikes the flat middle of a face of a crystal. The cusp of the on the other hand. If the angle of human crystallization is sixty degrees. is the angle of friends.

rather hard in appearance and dark. Scorpio gives short stature. Virgo gives a slender form. and animal in appearance. courteous manner. but planets in the sign. and an active. indifferent complexion. round. Leo and a gives large stature and build. this feature. bold. more receptive than positive. thickset body. and grace and agility. or within twentyfive degrees below the angle. will greatly modify the appearance. agile manner. and a weak. with little show of emotion. Gemini gives medium height. fair. dark ruddy complexion. This is associated with the personal appearance and disposition of the native. and may be said to modify those above. intellectual manner. firm.38 ASTROLOGY. I will speak first of the angles above the earth. lacking energy. and an amiable. planets is influence of the various signs and as follows : The Aries gives medium height and reddish-brown or swarthy complexion. First Cusp. indifferent complexion. coarse face. Libra gives a tall and not very heavy form. clear complexion. The whole sign on this cusp may be taken as in general indicative of similar in nature to those above. Taurus gives short stature and thickset body. timid manner. The manner is stolidly indifferent. in the way that I have spoken of the nadir as a modifying angle. an oval face. or in aspect to the angle. broad. . Cancer gives moderate stature.

undeviating manner. uncomprehending manner. and a slow. Venus gives a soft glow of color and a downy ap- Mars pearance. Uranus and Neptune do not seem to change the less physique very much. sandy or red and quick. The moon tends to paleness. and a very reserved manner." Jupiter gives form and qualities almost exactly like If in Sagittary it strengthens the effect. Mercury tends to less avoirdupois. sometimes bald.ASTROLOGY. well-built stature. and quick. see the cliapon "The Sun and the Zodiac. and gentle. fair Aquarius gives a moderately tall. above the medium height with commanding carriage. gives a bright red complexion. a thin build. sing. Pisces gives low stature. Sagittary 57 makes men handsome and well-formed. sensitiveness. short limbs often stout. generally a Capricorn gives middle stature. hair. kindly. and free. and a firm. though often conceited. complexion. and a carriage not graceful. pleasant manner. a more or rounded contour. almost always a fair complexion. . The manner is courteous. and vacil- lating habits. decided manner. Sagittary alone. The manner may be called diplomatic. but if in the rising sign they affect the mind according to their natures as before described. intellectual manner and features. Saturn gives dark or black hair and complexion. far from preposses- ter For the disposition and further details. open countenance.

Eleventh Cusp. and the effects described for the sun in the various signs are intensified in this powerful angle. It is said to be associated with legacies and dowry. be hidden and inexplicable. Sixth Cusp. publication. and has great influence on the mind and in- success in clinations. This is another open cusp. peculiar relations in the matter of wealth. I suppose. This is an open angle. If this angle is well occupied the native will be called "magnetic. Twelfth Cusp. and all all kinds of open friendly and hostile relations are determined. and science. said to be con- nected with eral. which means. and the angle seems associated with hidden per- by position sonal attraction or repulsion. Saturn or Mars nature. The one's open relations with people in genmarried partner is characterized here." if badly occupied replusion will take the place of attraction but both will . one's hidden. Seventh Cusp. religion. and is said to be associated with writings. here would make enemies according to their and Jupiter or Venus friends. Eighth Cusp. and also hopes and general outward happiness. This is said to be connected with serv- . The sun gives glow and color.58 ASTROLOGY. If badly occupied it signifies false friends and fears. and if well occupied gives friends of the nature of the planets occupying. Ninth Cusp. This is another blind angle. This angle is associated with general life and the nature of the employment. This is next in order above the horizon. This is the open angle. Tenth Cusp.

I do not think that the significance of these angles very well understood. 59 show Fifth . This is the important angle of the life. For instance. This angle is said to be associated with short journeys. and the mental faculties in general. which qualities in turn may affect the events indicated. Others commonly given I have omitted have not proved them.Cusp. and to the part of the body affected by disease.ASTROLOGY. prospects. ants and persons in subordinate positions. OTHER ANGLES. These angles are found by . counted from the eastPtolemy seems to me to point out clearly. Third Cusp. This angle is said to be connected with one's children and one's speculations. writings. The above angles have bee'n ern horizon toward the west. It is in opposition to the Ninth. The significances given above I know in a general way to be correct. the significance of angles counted from the south toward the north along the meridian. is This is said to indicate one's pecuniary opposition to the Eighth. the midshow the mother's affairs and the nadir the father's. though not in so many words. letters. and in general the native's pleasures. There is a very curious link because I heaven is said to here. nadir. If strictly analyzed they should It is in correspond to certain qualities of the mind in each case. it is in oppo- Fourth Cusp. Second Cusp. and is said to be connected with the end of as the midheaven is with the beginning. This matter of relationship will be spoken of in a subsequent chapter. It will be observed that sition to the cusp of friends and hopes.

the latitude) you will have left the number of degrees it is above the horizon. the equator will seem to sink in the heavens a degree toward the south. the apparently strong angle. "I was ever a fighter. having only deduced them from my crystallization theory. Mars is not particularly strongly situated according to the calculations of most astrologers. . But I know it to be very strong in the nature of the native. But I should say certain that sixty degrees was the open and obvious angle. I do not know much about these angles. and if south of the equator just so many degrees less.00 ASTROLOGY. In the horoscope analyzed in Chap. It is obvious that every degree you go from the equator toward the north. His lifelong motto last has been. If the heavenly body is north of the equator it will be just so many more degrees above the horizon. If you take from ninety degrees the number of degrees it has sunk (that is. Now. So when the body passes the meridian it will be a number of degrees above the horizon on exactly the same kind of a circle as that through the zenith on which the cusps of the houses are marked. This open angle agrees with the open nature of Mars and accounts for its strength in the native. the and the best" a slight modification of a line in a poem Mars is situated at about sixty deof Browning's. grees from the southern angle. and thirty degrees was the blind angle. while other degrees above or below would vary in proportion. VIII. adding the declination of the heavenly body to the difference between the latitude of the place and ninety degrees. so one fight more.

Gl I conceive Mars. Venus and Mercury to be best at an open angle. Saturn and Uranus at a blind angle. though perhaps Jupiter is equally strong at either.ASTROLOGY. Jupiter. .

is. 144 degrees to the trine. as lows: . dividing the circle into five equal parts. not reckoned from the vernal equinox) to an extreme that must largely vitiate their system. fol- According to Ptolemy there are four aspects. In that case 72 degrees would correspond to the ordinary sextile. have equally exaggerated the effect of aspects. There may be a system of crystallization on the quintile system that . but for all that I have never been able to believe in them. to me to carry their devotion to the influence of the zodiac (with them a fixed zodiac. They have invented a multitude of new aspects. Western astrologers. It is simply impossible to know the They seem time of birth nearer than a minute. on the other hand. VI. There may be other crystals with still other angles of crystallization. The great Kepler's name is attached to some of these new aspects. of 72 degrees each.CHAPTER ASPECTS. and 36 degrees to the "inconjunct" angle of Ptolemy. In their system a difference of twenty seconds will produce widely differing results. But in mineralogy the same system of crystallization is preserved absolutely. radically contrary to the theory of Ptolemy. The Hindu astrologers base everything on the exact degree of the ascendant. whatever other irregularities there may be.

and that In this case the light is mingled is the conjunction. on which the cusps It is very easy to reckon of the houses are calculated. in addition to inin the case of the opposition aspect. It is also in trine with . these may be added conjunction. though between angles of the same kind.ASTROLOGY. Thus 5 Gemini is in square with 5 Virgo and in opposition with 5 Sagittary. or at least between rays of opposite intensities and the opposition. or 120 degrees. sometimes it is hate each other and the result a union of opposites that is not of the best. side is of opposite character. circle of the zodiac. or To opposition. another aspect of importance. The The The The trine. Sometimes the mixture is still is There harmonious. The square is a relation between an open angle and a blind angle. or 180 degrees. before it reaches the earth. sextile The and trine are relations between two open angles or two blind angles. 63 60 degrees. leads to direct interference of light when the light coming from either . for every aspect will be between bodies which have the same number of degrees of longitude in a sign. counted on the or that circle over the earth passing through the zenith. one terference angle is increasing in light. many degrees There are also two ways in which to ascertain how It may be apart two heavenly bodies are. or 90 degrees. in the zodiac. square. the other diminishing (on the principle of the blind and open angles). sextile. or at least between two rays of the same degree of intensity. Besides.

Each planet and the sun and moon have what is called an "orb of influence" within which its rays are effective in forming an aspect.0-4 ASTROLOGY. But an aspect does not need to be exactly on the degree to count. Each of these sets of signs are in square and opposition to each other. Libra and in sextile with 5 Leo. Cancer. They are next strongest from the Fixed Signs: Taurus. Scorpio. just . and the square and opposition as evil. so that a trine or sextile aspect would be from signs different in power. and Aquarius. Sagittary. 5 And so in other cases. and Pisces. If the result is greater than the amount either lacks of forming an exact aspect they are said to influence each other. Virgo. They are weakest from the Common Signs: Gemini. add their orbs together and divide by two. Libra. Astrologers usually speak of the trine and sextile as good. Aspects are also various in strength as they are made from different signs. and Capricorn. They are strongest from the socalled Cardinal and Movable Signs: Aries. influence are as follows : These orbs of 9 7 Sun Mars 17 Moon 12 Jupiter 10 Saturn Venus 8 8 Uranus. and accordingly that planet is strongest which is from the strongest sign (other conditions being equal). aspects. Leo.8 if Mercury 8 Neptune To ascertain two bodies are in aspect. But of course the degree of strength depends on the nearness to the exact point of aspect.

high is spirit. and they are equally balanced because they But the square and signs of equal power. little fluctuation produced by these aspects. just as too much stubbornness and miserliness is bad. But set Mars against Saturn and the average is the mean. opposition aspects between Jupiter or Venus. Too much patience and thrift virtues. ter if and too much generosity is foolhardiness. Jupinot restrained by Saturn makes the spendthrift. and the sun as the Fortunes (also the moon and Mercury when not afflicted). too. while Saturn goes to come from extreme reserve and coldness of nature and Mars to extreme heat. and Mars as the Infortunes or Malefics. which is not apparent in the trine and sextile. a little irregularity. The evil aspects are called "affliction. Venus. but Happiness and health only in a very restricted sense. a bad thing. the golden mean. Uranus." In a sense this division into good and evil is true. both of which come from Saturn. So havoc. two planets not in conflict. Mars means courage. And even the bad aspects of the bad planets are not altogether* bad. because two antagonistic forces contend for the mastery. or between the first two and Jupiter or Venus. The square and opposition aspects between Saturn or Mars and the sun or moon. as who is bad as the miser. Now Jupiter and Venus are not far from that golden mean. Out of such come poets . make sad in regard to aspects. And too much of the golden mean makes insipidity. and Jupiter. or between Jupiter or Venus and the sun or come from moon There is always a are helpful rather than the reverse. 65 as they speak of Saturn.ASTROLOGY. though we call daring.

And though they have rather a hard tiijie of it in the world because of the struggle against opposing forces. next the moon. soft things of But Mercury and the . tumultuous temperament. and so average the result. Depression or irregularity in the vital functions always interferes with business. next Saturn. Aspects between the sun and any planet affect the and hence the business prospects. too connections between ter much independence. Too much the spendthrift. next Jupiter. buoyancy. too much Mars makes a rash. life. piness. In judging the meaning of an aspect. still it is this contention that and some people think the reward worth the hardship. strikes out the divine fire. consider the natures of the planets. The relative strength and importance of the various is The trine planets is in their orb of influence. moon and any planet affect the Extremes of feeling make peoin ple go crazy. about proportioned to the number of degrees Thus the sun is strongest.ASTROLOGY. and often men and women. health. illicit Jupi- makes reckless generosity. while vigor. etc. and excess any direction causes unhap- Thus too much Saturn produces depression and melancholy. Too much Uranus causes vagaries. see (all things considered) which planet is strongest. Aspects between the feelings. with their fine imaginations. Too all much Venus makes an over-fondness for luxury. the emotions. and hope make business go merrily. and the sweet. eccentricity. and opposition are respectively about twice as strong as the sextile and square.

peculiar thing is that the square or opposition of Saturn to the moon A produces anguish of fear. and Mercury equally so. Qualities of intellect depend very largely indeed on the aspects to Mercury. govern- expressed. 67 moon seem always to get on well together. but the ill aspects of the extreme planets are highly unfavorable to business success. and general happiness of the even. Venus toward art. The moon is very sensitive to other planets. sun liability Mars with Venus gives sensual passion. though their union does cause heated passion. gives originality it makes the mind wander. Venus affected by Uranus causes . with Jupiter warriors. tem- perate kind. Jupiter in the direction of ambition. as they are indeed joint rulers of the mind. and beauty however Uranus produces originality of a very . Such people suffer frightfully from timidity. The favorable especially valuable to scientific aspects give great patience and continuity of thought. with the to fevers.. men for while Uranus . marked Saturn poetic kind. uniting seem largely to off- courage with endur- ance. Venus and Mars harmonize. The as- pects of Neptune to the moon probably give powers of supersensitive perception. The aspects of Jupiter are such as one may easily imagine. Aspects of any kind from Jupiter or Venus produce mental ment. activity. and insanity often results. music. politics.ASTROLOGY. the attainment of social position. with Uranus violence in individual opinion. The aspects of Mars and Saturn set each other's influence. hence scientific thinkers inspiration of the melancholy order. etc.

and depression. set by other considerations and the result be only persistence. and makes women cold and chaste and lacking in affection. and a steadfast. found by a simple comparison between the declinations found for the day of birth. except that they increase eccentricity and affect in. the student As judge for himself. not through badness of heart. Aspects of Uranus with Saturn mean little. unfavorably the houses or angles they happen to be must Such aspects may be considered favorable for the most part. and operates within not. Aspects are usually reckoned on the circle of the eclip- . it matters produces a union of the influences of the two bodies. Similar in every way to the conjunction is another aspect of a different kind. thrifty nature. The same declination. there is an excess of the quality of Saturn in the nature. From what Ptolemy says of the strength of aspects from planets in signs "beholding each other. but rather from independence of behavior. gay. marriage in particular. either north or south. improper unions between men and women.68 ASTROLOGY." I judge that parallel of declination on the same side of the equator is much the stronger. Saturn restrains the ardors which Mars increases. the parallel of declination. melancholy. and tendency But this excess may easily be offto lingering illnesses. Thus if Saturn is in conjunction with the sun. The favorable aspects of Jupiter and Venus produce adaptability to please the other sex and fit for social life in general. endurance. It is three degrees. not too to the aspect of conjunction. and their evil comes from excess of the quality.

reckoning each house as 30 degrees instead of the number of degrees between the cusps. RETROGRADE PLANETS. passes them. and. We may note them by getting the relative position in each house and find the difference in degrees. by the difference in longitude. their greater speed pass retrograde intensified for good or evil. tic 69 But aspects may also which we see represented by the houses. it.ASTROLOGY. As the earth moves faster than some planets and slower than others. When a planet is its influence is greatly . there are times when the planets seem to move backward in the ecliptic. At such times the planets -are said to be retrograde. The planets whose orbits are greater than that of the earth will be retro- grade when the earth in by its will comes near them. be reckoned on the mundane circle. Mercury and Venus be retrograde when they come near the earth and by its orbit greater speed.

Ptolemy says only persons by the gods can predict particulars. it would seem that a man's nature changes with his maturity. 70 . in any case. however. Outside circumstances as modifying a man's congifted : life cannot be predicted. PREDICTION. and failing at the tight moment to seize the offered opportunity. is the direct result of his own nature. at another perhaps to rheumatism. etc. Briefly to summarize what may be predicted and what not be. To predict from the configuration of the stars no doubt requires a certain special talent. The most interesting phase of astrology is that of prediction.CHAPTER VII. 2. and only so far as a man's fortune is determined by his own dition in nature and characteristics can we hope to have any knowledge of it. will seem to be the victim of circumstances when in reality his for- tune 3.. a peculiar kind of judgment. talent for picking out bad situa- choosing rascals for friends. and that not in any regular way. affect only the man's nature. yet of course it is the most difficult and the most uncertain. But a man with a tions. at another he is very unlucky in business. The planetary conditions of light. At certain times of his life he has a tendency to waywardness. we may say 1. Speaking particularly.

the secondary directions to the changes that take place from day to day during the few weeks after birth. moves in the heavens one degree) correspond to the changes of one year of life. In primary directions. tions correspond to the apparent changes in the positions of the planets due to the revolution of the earth of birth) Primary direc- during the two or three hours succeeding birth. or during four minutes of time. corresponds to one year of life and in secondary directions the changes of one day (during which the sun . should be added a third. set up a new horoscope for each fifth. I think. the movements of the heavenly bodies through one degree of space. But their positions with regard to the positions they had at the mo- . The first is called that of primary directions (and to cal. To make use of secondary directions. In the study of primary directions the most important point to observe is that the positions of the planets in the radical horoscope are taken as the basis for calculating the relations brought about by the changes.ASTROLOGY. and in two or three hours their relative positions change very little. that of secondary directions. seventh or ninth day after birth and compare that with the original horoscope. with a certain amount of precision. 71 These tendencies of his nature can be foretold by a method explained by Ptolemy. and to these. There are two distinct methods of forecasting the tendencies of a man's nature in the successive periods of his life. culate them we must know the exact moment the second. Of course as the earth turns on its axis all the heavenly bodies move at the same rate.

in the circle of the ecliptic. squares. of birth ment change in the most simple and natural manner. the position of a planet in relation to this equatorial Of course. according to their position in the zodiac. the Longitude is main and undoubtedly trines. or the equatorial circle. and earth. and . Then the circle that passes through the middle of the earth. measured etc. sextiles. Now let us consider the heavens as seen from the Here we have another great circle to consider. the horizon. First. Latitude is measured in degrees north and south of this circle but the variation of the planets in their movement about the sun from this great celestial circle of the celestial circle. If we should think of the south point of the horizon as the south pole of the heavens. is fixed in the heaven. and is inclined to the circle of the Time (hours and minecliptic at an angle of 23 27'. ecliptic is not very great. the north point of the horizon as the north pole. This distance from the equatorial circle tion. used in calculating is its place for determining the right ascension.. or zodiac. are most correctly . measured by degrees in this circle. as well as according to the heliocentric latitude. found by dropping a perpendicular from the planet to the plane of the equator. the planets are often a considerable number of degrees north or south of the equatorial circle. as we observe them from our particular position on the earth. utes) is measured on this circle by the apparent daily revolution of the heavenly bodies. let us consider what we have. is called declina- and the point corresponding to the planet. and in astronomy we call circle its right ascension.72 ASTROLOGY.

But as we go north or south.ASTROLOGY. and the zenith geographical meridian are the greatest variation is at ninety degrees from this zenith meridian common to both. Of course the zenith "horizonal" meridian identical . as measured in the is mundane circle. and the error of position. At the equator They may be a little north or a little south of the zenith point. steadily decreases as a planet nears the meridian. The arc of direction. either above or below the earth. the equatorial circle passes directly through the zenith. but they rise straight up from the horizon to the zenith meridian. accordingly. of course we should have a series of circles spherically parallel to the horizon. 73 through these two points pass meridians. and all the planets move straight over the earth. is accordingly altered. make . Now for the purposes of primary directions. whatever their declination. as counted by right ascension. and the distance of a planet from the zenith meridian. and their change of place easily measured by the difference of right ascension. is the time (expressed in degrees) required for a planet to move in the daily motion of the earth from its position in one "horizonal" meridian to its position in another passing through the point in the zodiac that will the desired trine or square or whatever it may be. at right angles to the horizon. two stars are in the same position when they are in the same "horizontal" meridian. the equatorial circle is inclined to that circle which passe? directly through our zenith and is no longer perpendicular to the horizon and its set of suppositions 'meridians. The circle passing through the zenith perpenthe dicular to these we call mundane circle.

74 .FIG. 3.

in northern latitudes will If it behind while under the earth. until at the zenith it disappears. and from the earth appears to lag behind or to gain. 75 To calculate directions we must have the exact position of the planet in relation to an "horizonal" meridian. But the correction decreases as the planet nears the the zenith.ASTROLOGY. in the right angle triangle identical with the Z R P At the horizon this correction is ''ascensional difference" of a point in the zodiac with a given declination. if sixty degrees. This position will vary. . If the planet is thirty degrees from the meridian the correction is it only one-third of the is full full amount amount. the star has south declination. from the position in right ascension by an amount seen (Fig. The ascensional difference in latitude 45 is practically the same as the declination. 3). So we take that proportional part of the ascensional difference which the distance of the planet from the zenith meridian is to ninety degrees. since in our right angle triangle ( M taken at ninety degrees from the meridian instead . and may be found from a table of ascensional differences (see Table 10). until at ninety degrees from the meridian it has fallen behind appear to fall the full amount of the ascensional difference. two-thirds of the To state the same thing differently a star on the equator travels at a uniform rate of speed. But when the star either north or south of the equator it travels on a parallel circle like PP'. or rather appears to from the earth. according to circumstances. the real motion being the rotation of the earth on is its axis.

76 ASTROLOGY. But as the star approaches the meridian the perpendicular ZR swings round as in R' Z'. that is. and then after passing the meridian begins to swing away again. it will lose the same amount under. If the declination is north. that is. in which case the correction has to be added. To case: find the correction. are exactly the same as on it takes just as long to pass ten degrees on PP as on QQ. and then add or subtract one right ascension the degrees the star will lose or gain in passing from to another. follow this rule as the simplest statement of the . the path will be ZZ'. Under the J 2 . So in calculating an arc of direction we take the difference in right ascension. whether If a star on its path actually under the earth. or not. Above the earth. and the correction has to be subtracted. and hence side ZP equals side ZR. the path will be R R' in which case the arc is shorter than the arc of right ascension. if the star is of south declination. takes the time indicated by the degrees in ZZ' for the is star to move from its actual position at Z to its actual position when in the zodiacal degree corresponding to R'. of as shown in the figure). the declination. seems to gain time above the earth. but ZZ' it approximately the arc of direction. earth the conditions are just reversed or rather at more than ninety degrees from the meridian. RR' is the difference in right ascension between two fixed degrees of the zodiac . angle ZRP equals angle ZPR. according to Ptolemy's method. and so with the reverse. PP QQ than to pass from R to R'. Now degrees on that is. and of course to pass from Z to Z' requires longer .

In directing to an aspect. and the sum or difference will be the arc of direction. Find what part this is of ninety degrees. to be added or subtracted its according as the declination is north or south. (Given the geocentric longitude. In . subtract the right ascension of one planet from that of the other. find the difference in right ascension between the planet indicated and the position of aspect. The difference between the right ascension of the planet and that of the place of the aspect is to be corrected by the rule as above given. In directing to conjunction. 77 If the movement of a planet is between any two of the cardinal angles. The arc of direction in primary directions as ex- plained above is measured on the mundane circle. as explained above. the right ascension may be found by Table n.) the correction To or subtract the difference in right ascension add if so required. find the degree of the The right ascen- sion of this degree may be found by Table II. zodiac in which the aspect takes place. and take the same proportional part of the ascensional difference as the correction. The arc of direction in the case of secondary directions is measured on the ecliptic. In the case of a conjunction we simply subtract the right ascension that is lesser from that which is greater. In directing to a conjunction or opposition the process is a simple one. But the author has proved the efficacy of directions measured by the actual arc due to movements along the equator. If the planet moves across one of the angles.ASTROLOGY. the parts must be calculated separately. and above the earth or below.

of which . and for any number of degrees more or less than eleven. we take that propor- u fifth. square or sextile. If the difference in declination above described is degrees. one degree should be added to the arc in addition to the above one-fourth. is inclined to the or the circle parallel to the equator rotation about the earth. tion If the difference in declination is 121. to the add one-fourth (approximately) of the difference in declination between the place the planet starts from and that to which it moves. tionate part of i which 25 is of 121. since that circle circle of the equator. the square of is 5. In the rotary motion of the earth every heavenly body moves away from the final result circle of the zodiac. on which every heavenly body appears to move in its Of course after ninety deit grees begins to come back again but . or 60 degrees from the place of the planet to which direction tion is is desired. the body has to move a little farther than the zodiacal degree of the aspect. of which the square is 25.78 ASTROLOGY. or 90 degrees. But in the case of a trine. or the degree of right ascension corresponding. since all arcs of direction are under ninety degrees. practically oneIf the difference in declinations is 15. the case of an opposition we add 180 degrees to the right ascension of the heavenly body to which another planet or luminary is to be directed. Also a still further correc- necessary. and find the difference of right ascension. especially with sextiles and sometimes with squares. before it can really come to a place 120 degrees. Thus. a frac- n more or less than one should be added corresponding to the proportionate relation of their squares.

ASTROLOGY. though closely following directions of a contrary nature may is counterbalance.88 years. The methods given for determining the arc of direc. The other correction in this case becomes too small for notice.6 .02 years . Particular events in- dicated by directions are likely to follow the aspect. Saturn in 29. which. 79 the square is 225. also merely an approximation. Jupiter in n. In order to determine the strength of a direction by any of these methods we must first determine to what extent the direction is aided or retarded both by secondary directions and by transits of the planets over their own places or the places of other planets at the actual time in life when the direction should operate. Uranus in 84. Neptune in 164.86 years. and also one degree for every 14 degrees of declination. only the one-fourth of the change in declination need be added. In the case of a trine aspect. or through the entire zodiac. with all its complicated mathematics. or 1. which is approximately one and fourfifths times 121.46 years . When the aspect to which direction is made is a square we add one-fourth of the change in declination just the same. in about 687 days. may be determined by counting up the degrees Transits the planet has moved in the given time. tion are only approximations but they are more nearly correct than the method given by the professional is astrologers. rather than come before or exactly at the time of it. Mars moves round the sun. and fractional parts in proportions to the squares as shown above. The thing most certainly indicated the condition of one's health. we add one and four-fifths.

25 degrees below and 5 above next the midheaven. espeIf the prorogator come into concially the ascendant. and the favorable relations almost always improve the health. 25 degrees above and 5 below. directions and . . neither is junction. according to the nature of the planet and similar relation with Uranus the place in the zodiac. all things considered. a planet must be taken. an illness may be anticipated. is strongest in the horoscope. or opposition. Aspects from weakly placed planets are weak and from strongly placed planets are strong. which. A causes mental depression. whether sun or moon. We should also consider whether the sign of the aspect and the term of the sign strengthen or weaken the power of the planets forming the aspect. so found. move so rapidly their transits are not important (see Table 9). The others years. found If one If of the luminaries only tions. And the strength or weakness of the planets. and lastly the eleventh is house and the ninth. But more important still are aspects. in the zodiacal horoscope must always be given full weight. it is in either of these posi- to be chosen. In considering health. square. or according to some the sun for a for a man and the moon woman. This is the sun by day and the moon by night. with Mars or Saturn. the prorogator must be chosen. and sometimes even sextile or trine. if either luminary is in a prorogatory place. .80 ASTROLOGY. The chief prorogatory place is the ascendant. Such relations with Jupiter and Venus have a much less marked effect. and often suicide. or tenth house next the western angle.

lency and disorders of the genitals. and mental blood. veins and back Libra. the knees lower legs and joints Pisces. For health consider not only the ascendant. trouble with . and stomach troubles. and sometimes apoplexy. the chest and respiratory organs Cancer. Taurus. Sagittary. Mars a fever. brain diseases. thighs and nerves Capricorn. the heart. bites. weakness of the heart and back. scalds. Uranus produces deaths suicide and sudden and uncommon . 81 Primary direcascendant tions to the ascendant are always important. and urinary organs . . the bowels pio. the head. indifferent . liver . while in good he improves the health Mars causes fevers. accidents. Aquarius.ASTROLOGY. rheumatism. . but also . health unless much afflicted. when she may cause flatu. imbecility and fits the moon causes weak sight. depression Saturn consumption. the feet. Venus benefits the . . menses. the neck and throat. rupture of blood-vessels. breast and stomach Virgo. phthisis. cancer. burns. the hips. And the part of the body affected would correspond to the sign of the zodiac in which the aspect occurs. and veins Mercury causes phthisis. pleurisy. madness. smallpox. madness. The signs of the zodiac govern the various parts of the body as follows: Aries. with respect to the ascendant. the . . ney troubles. the liver and kidneys Scor. Thus Saturn in conjunction with the would bring a lingering illness. and tedious illnesses Jupiter. bladder and kidtroubles. matrix. Leo. Gemini. but only in bad aspects. the . and death by child-birth the sun causes weak sight. and palpitation. the genital . transits. colds.

For marriage. sextile. and so can never be sure we have our horoscope right. We should see that the Given future generation is not under this handicap. consider the seventh house. and also aspects of Venus. also Jupiter and the sun. . and to some extent For Virgo. THE HOROSCOPES OF and study which ought tobe studied with great care and accuracy is that of forepiece of prediction One In India the moment of casting the lives of babies. are said to be barren signs Pisces are fruitful. position. birth is watched with the greatest care and timed by three different clocks. . Gemini. ill-success in business. directions much more certainty of of all kinds may success. or conjunction with Jupiter or the midheaven is likely to produce marriage. and bad aspects to the sun and whether prorogator or not. the sixth house. If Saturn be connected with the sun in the radical horoscope. Then the astrologers cast the do not know at exactly what moment we were born. and For further rules see Chapter X. children and their prospects consider the fifth and eleventh houses.82 ASTROLOGY. Leo. when Jupiter and the sun come into square or opposition there is sure to be ors. horoscope. especially in a woman's natus. For general success in life that is. honand so forth consider the midheaven especially. BABIES. Scorpio. Venus in trine. Many of us the exact be studied with moment of birth. Cancer.

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The date is Nov. Had the birth been in these later years. 30 each year the sun is in the sign of Sagittarius. If the nativity is at a point between these longitudes the true mean time may be found by adding or subtracting one minute for each four degrees between the longitude of the place of birth and the longitude of the standard used at that place. H4 . in which you will see that on Nov.CHAPTER By way VIII. Look in the table in Appendix A. 30. the clock would have shown standard time. The place was a small town in Michigan. Latitude 43. which in this case would have been a minute later. there follows the horoscope of the author of this book as calculated and interpreted by a friend. Eastern standard time is true mean time for longitude 75. central standard time is true mean for longitude 90. 1868. Some knowledge of the character may be found with- out any mathematical calculations. mountain standard time for longitude 105. EXEMPLIFICATION. and Pacific time for longitude 120. m. In Chapter III we may read the description of character given for the sun in Sagittary. mean time. 8:20 a. 9f illustration of the general method of cast- ing a horoscope. Longitude 85.

than noon of Nov. one day will have been inserted between Jan.As we started i with a longitude smaller by we must add get 180 23'. 1869. I. find Since we are taking a later date and are counting we count back 32 days in the cycle of Mercury. we find that the nearest longitude given which is i 30' less than that with which Mercury In Table 4 276 n'. 85 In Table i we may find the exact longitude of the sun for Nov. 1869.. 25'. this difference to which we enter in 30' than was required. and latitude +3 19'. We draw a circle and mark it off like Fig. i. Counting back 32 days we find longitude 153 44'. We Noon of Jan. or 69 2'. We will next find the heliocentric positions of the look in Table 7 planets. I. that is. 335th day of the year in Sagittary.ASTROLOGY. We 205 find that the position of Venus Jan. . is and by looking in Table 5 we find 205 31'. 1869. 40 m. i. i. which we enter in our figure. back. since this table arranged for a common . 30. and longitude 178 53'. 1869. latitude +5 14'. 30. our final result and we our heliocentric figure. beginning with* Mercury. find this to be the year. for the position of the nearest January. will be just 32 days later find the position of We for Jan. 16 h. or 9 2' We and we may note that the sidereal time is 21 49'. 1868. Jan. I and Nov. 4. As 1868 is a leap year. and the declination is The heliocentric position of the earth will be just 180 less than the apparent longitude of the sun. so we must take the is figures given for Dec. we wish to is start. to be 277 41'. which is so near that no correction is needed. 6 s. 30. and insert the earth in its proper position. sun's longitude 249 2'.

daily motion 44". The be we may assume 18'. which we subtract. Multiplying this daily motion by 32. giving the correct longitude as 248 12'. and may proceed to our geocentric. motion 22". We find in Table 6 the nearest longitude 127 27'. latitude as -f o We enter 105 in our figure. We find the position of Jupiter Jan. Multiplying the daily motion by 32 we get a correction of 59'. which we enter in our figure. The result. The position of Saturn on Jan. with a difference of i '26' from that we wish. 12'. and enter We now have our heliocentric horoscope complete. Counting back 32 days. was 126 is i'. daily 25'. 14 41'. After subtracting ? our correction of i 26' we have the heliocentric longitude of Mars 1 1 1 23'. .86 ASTROLOGY. or two intervals of 16 days each. The latitude is -f-i 40'. the daily motion i' 50". 1869. 1869. we get a correction of about 23'. we come to 112 59'. as explained in Chapter to be 1 II. latitude i preceding. Had the time been greater. daily motion 5' 30". which will correct to within half a minute. we enter in our figure. which we must subtract. i. to be 17 35'. 1869. The position of Neptune is Multiplying by 32 we get a correction of 16 14' in our figure. we get 176' or 2 56'. and note the 16 26'. Multiplying the daily motion by 32. i following and the Jan. and subtract this from the longitude given. The position of Uranus was 105 23'. was 249 n'. The latitude is+i43'. I. The position of Mars for Jan. i. we should have assumed an average daily motion between the Jan.

5. from the sidereal time ceding page) Table will help in correcting when careful work is desired: CORRECTION FOR SIDBREAI.. this i which differs from that in Table in by im. 43 for Jan. 38 m. In Table 7 i find the cusps of the houses. as we find the sidereal time s. as the true sidereal time for mean noon at Greenwich. 40 m. of mean time. more than this. 41 m. The sidereal time at noon in longitude x^5 will be about i m. TIME. We therefore subtract which we got (on the preand have 16 h.ASTROLOGY. 28 s. for 1868 to be 18 h. i. since 85 corresponds to 5 h.. First. nearly a minute. 345. Hours Correction . and in that time the sidereal time will The following table lose about 595. 87 we should shown in Fig.

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as the sidereal time of the moment In Table 12 we find the nearest sidereal time to be 12 h. I.ascendant will be houses 2. and we proceed to take the cusps of the houses given for latitude 40. 28 is s. We n and by proportion from latitude 40 the same for all latitudes. take our Heliocentric Chart No. observe. 58 m. We Between latitude 40 and latitude 43 (the latitude given) there will be a further decrease of at least three-fifths of this amount.ASTROLOGY. 55. In manner we may mark on their respective orbits After passthe positions of Mercury. Venus. that the ascendant for latitude 35 creasing between latitude 35 and latitude 40 by 3 15'.. and by laying a ruler on it so that the straight edge will pass exactly by the middle of the sun and longitude 69 on first. Having entered the cusps of these six houses in our figure. 3 h. 12. We from the of birth. we may mark the earth's orbit at the exact point the earth was situated on Nov. 38 m. 5. 28 s.. giving us 12 h. howis greater. In these higher latitudes the change The true . 30. We find Aquarius and Leo are not represented. and Mars.. 5. found in Fig. 1868. and observe that the cusp of the loth house is easily get the cusps of 3. 58 m. deever. and latitude 35. we enter the same degree of the opposite sign on each opposite cusp and complete our figure as seen in Fig. 40 m. ing a long slim needle through the center of the Geolike centric Circle at the point where the scale meets the . 89 subtract our time before noon. becomes more rapid even. We now the outer circle. that sidereal time of 16 h. and put them in between the cusps of 2 and 3 for the and 8 and 9 for the second.

At this point it is best to take the degrees in each sign.90 ASTROLOGY. at each end we may see that one end cross is no higher than the other from the nearest line. next place the center of the geocentric circle . 5. as in Fig. and 28 SI for Mars. we which our straight line Then we place the needle point in our geocentric circle on the point we have marked on the earth circle for Jupiter. and passing on the outer circle. and see that the cross line of this circle is exactly parallel with one of the cross lines in the heliocentric circle. We then to the points we have marked pass our ruler from the earth center for each of the planets. We pass our ruler from the center of the earth to 14^2 on the outer circle. and take it off while we pass a ruler from the position of the earth past the position of each of these planets. down on the orbit of the earth at the exact point where the earth is located. i / "l for 2 Venus. In this way we get 21 tt^ for Mercury. and mark a point farther along We which will not be covered by the circle. we stick the needle cross line. Once more placing the geocentric circle in position we make sure that the cross line is exactly parallel to the cross lines of the chart. 2. On the scale. our ruler from the center to 69 proceed to mark the point at crosses each of the smaller inner circles. reading the degrees at which the straight line passes the We geocentric circle. soon see that the geocentric circle covers the positions of Mercury and Venus. These we enter in our figure. l and read the degrees on the margin of the geocentric circle. We next take Heliocentric Chart No.

the 37'. In calculating primary directions. The latitude of the moon changes from year to the same year. The position of the moon our planets and alone remains to be found. the year from which the was adapted.ASTROLOGY. 3 41'. or to 15 n.5 in the cycle. M* and Neptune. In passing the bottom of the table we were i'. Table 2 we find 139 difference being i Referring to 30' as the nearest longitude. cycle table . 40 m.* Assuming that the change of the moon's position in the 3 h. We now have the positions of all the sun. entering the results in our figure. the latitude will throw the position to be reckoned 2 farther on. Uranus. This will be an entire cycle and five days more. before noon will offset the 38'. We may n take 4 30' as the approximate latitude. to be 141 7'. which we do. getting 72 i told to add and also our other correction of 37'. The declinations of the planets may be found by the method suggested in Chapter II. giving us 73 38'. In Table 3 we find the position of the 1869. latitude -fc-o 21'. so in counting back we must count to every . i. moon on Jan. we may take 13 as the ap- proximate longitude. The table : true declinations may be seen in the following *Note. on the earth positions for Saturn. and in 1869 it was about half a minute less for degree of longitude than it was in 1887.5. The longitude found is for day 11. so we simply count back five days and find 68 20'. but it is better to take them from the.nautical almanac when a copy is within reach..

We are now ready to judge our horoscopes. W V P indicates parallel.c $ $ mun. however. South. sugmaking money from sheer economy and good management. and of Jupiter and Saturn. In our geocentric horoscope aspects: ASPECTS. The trine with Saturn. $ ^Ah ^A ^A5 A5 h AW * 6i. North. and never make any money through public favor or fortune. $ mun. There is a square with Uranus and a trine with Saturn. or imagination. In the heliocentric horoscope there is little to observe except the aspects of Jupiter and Uranus. South. good gests speculations that do not require contact with and influ- ence over the native's fellow men. 22 4 41' 16' ^ $ 14 23' 15' North. mun.92 ASTROLOGY. and success in the direction of the serious Money may be made through land. North. South. mun. these are sigThe square with Jupiter shows that the native will has no magnetism in ruling over his -fellow men. North. As Jupiter is the ruling planet. DECLINATION. we find the following O <$ h D 8 h 5 P h } *y 3) <? D ff OP OP h 50^ 3 * A9 mun. O $ 21 45' h $ 16 20 10 18 54' 9' 17' 7' D South. the decli- . North.andmun. nificant. 9zod. of declination D <?p $ D that is.

but being at the nadir and for other reasons he is a modifier. equal the "lord of the ascendant" will be the ruling In this case Jupiter is situated near the nadir. or when in aspect by direction. is counting 120 cury. But we see that Jupiter is within 4 of trine with the sun and Saturn. the same table we find that the degree of the ascendant in the term of Mars. So Jupiter will not be so strong there as this planet. So Saturn and the . in mundane (that is. The angle of the ascendant 5 below the horizon and influenced by planets 25 above. on the circle of houses) trine with Mer- mundane trine with Uranus. a fortunate place. and the proportion of their strength. Looking in Ptolemy's table of terms (see Chapter IV). But on examination we find that this is is not without offsets. Whence we conclude . strengthen their power if in In aspect with them. see Saturn in close conjunction with the sun. to see what planets are strongest. and both are in opposition with the moon. planet. that Jupiter though only fairly strong on his own account will help Mars and Mercury that is. and Other things being Sagittary is the house of Jupiter. and mundane square with the moon. On the whole Jupiter is decidedly the ruling planet. First This we wish a favorable aspect. that is. Sagittary ascends. he lends his strength to the others in proportion to their strength.ASTROLOGY. though Mars and Mercury have the most degrees. we see that the first six degrees of Aries belong to Jupiter. nation is the same within a degree or two. if Saturn should be very strong and perhaps very unfortunate. whether north is or south. though not very We closely. This looks as in the horoscope.

He also rules the descendant or western angle. As a matter of fact. and when by transit he passed the ascendant in the thirty-first year the native had a lingering illness. that Saturn has no bad aspects of importance to rouse him. his opposite and restrainer. and by referring to Ptolemy's table of terms. his exact opposites. he is strength according to Ptolemy. a highly favorable relationship for is We human character and motive. our subject had the measles. In disposition. next observe that Mercury is the ruling planet of the midheaven. in trine with Uranus. in Jupiter's term.94 ASTROLOGY. which otherwise would have been brown. Saturn is more favorable in Sagittary than in any other sign. which gives him More than this. preventing weakness of the lungs. too. . sun are out of range. according to Ptolemy's table. for the study of the occult. of course. and for mathematics as an imaginative science. we find that he is in his own term. is just between the terms of Jupiter and Venus. and Mars counterthat he is helped by the trine of Jupiter. etc. Saturn. When Mars came into trine with the ascendant by direction in the native's twelfth year. Then. and the nadir or lower angle is in the term of Mercury. in the history of the native Saturn made the beard black. He just above the sun in the heaven. balances Saturn. and he has only 6 in the sign anyway. except a distant square to Mars. His position in Scorpio in the terms of Jupiter and Venus gives great tenacity of mind and patience in judging thought. Saturn has given reserve to a naturally hot and affectionate disposition. It will have been observed.

Mercury gives the powers of mind suitable for authorship. however. suggesting that devotion to his profession will be coincident with the native's life and probably have much to do with his death. sun in Sagittary in trine with the ascendant black in the beard. the trine of Venus gives suggested. strength. Next let us consider the profession. We see we examine Uranus in the . Saturn in the sign gives a black beard. which indicates fondness for and influence over women. in the third " house. also grace and love of beauty. 95 Having determined the leading planets and we may take up the horoscope in detail. ness for color. But Mercury rules the sign and the term of the sign. The third house suggests authorship. and fondAll these things favoi the profession Venus is also the prorogator of life. See also description under the proper in moon sign Appendix C. and Uranus gives the power to study human nature successfully. the eyes blue. For this the seventh house and the moon. Venus is in sextile with Mars. The gives red hairs among the skin is light. let us look for the wife. and we find much the same under the description of Chapter III. Jupiter is in opposition to the early degrees of the sign.ASTROLOGY. For this we look to the loth house. and Mars not far from the. and the native began to be bald at twenty-five. Next. their The general description of the physical appearance of the native is correctly given under Sagittary in Appendix D. while Saturn is strong in the sign. and see that Venus determines the choice.

which correspond to so many years. At twenty years of age the native left school and experienced his first burst of ambition in life. of the wife must therefore be that of Uranus.96 ASTROLOGY. The . is ruled by Mercury. original and The sign on the cusp likely to do unexpected things. and in the year or two succeeding made a brilliant record in school work. The moon would pass Jupiter in about twenty days. applying to conjunction with the moon. life. which move rapidly. and when it comes into relation with Mercury it is likely to cause In conclusion. success in mental effort. and hence we may expect a brilliant wife of a rather eccentric first half character. At about the age of eleven Mercury coming in conjunction with the ascendant would help the brilliancy in school indicated by the moon coming in conjunction with Mercury. The moon also causes travel. Mercury would also have moved several degrees in that time. where he marked success. tions. in 231 We may and its succeeding position. left consider both the original position of Mercury At eleven years of age the native attained home and went away to school. referring to our table of the moon cycle. the moon making the entire circuit in less than 28 days. Marriage should come in the of (See Ptolemy in Chapter X. we see that to travel to the position of Mercury By would require about eleven days.) let us examine a few important direcSecondary directions may be chosen in examining the moon and Mercury. fond of people. namely magnetic. The mind on its sympathetic side is ruled by the moon. The character seventh house. and starting with 73.

and this was indeed life. note here that there is a curious relationship between the horoscopes of the members of a family. To be accurate. as well tion Mercury by as by the method of calcula- into trine with on the equatorial circle. that we find a curious harmony between astrology and heredity.ASTROLOGY. And this makes it reasonable that we may find the death of father or mother so surely in every horoscope. Let us next direct Venus to the ascendant in order to find at what age the native chose his profession in life. By looking for the ascensional difference corre- sponding to the declination of Venus we proportional part of this is age between 17 and 18. The ascen- sional difference for the declination of this longitude (23 10'. so very remarkable (as has been proved in many cases). or three. Thus difference is a little over 13. It is so close. let us say 22. will 97 two years both meet at about the position later. which we find by Table i) is half way between 21*4 and 23. but as the distance is short the difference in longitude will be sufficiently accurate. Let us now direct the ascendant by primary direction to conjunction with Saturn. Dividing 90 by 13. It We corresponds to the death of the father. making tha Up to this time the native had l . This gives the age of 10. which means that we must subtract from 13 one-seventh of 22. An illness should be the result. moon and Mercury of the ascendant. we get approximately 7. / . the period of greatest success in school At the same period Jupiter came primary direction. we should find the difference in right ascension by Table n. find g 2 The approximately 2.

and our knowledge of methods inexactly of calcu- lating directions hazy. make Directing Jupiter to the square of Saturn and the sun by the third method of directions. no thought of being an author. often be It is not to be looked on only a tendency which effort. then his square to the sun and Saturn. First is the square of Jupiter to the moon. nothing very certain can be is known. but rather expected to use of his mathematical talents in engineering.ASTROLOGY. may overcome by determined . a bad direction as an absolute fate. But at about this age a complete change came about. We have calculated these directions very loosely. but as the exact in moment is of birth is known but most cases. because we do not wish to lead the student to take them too seriously. its and finally the transit of Saturn over position at birth. A train of bad directions follows at this time. We have already referred to the caused by the passage of Saturn over the degree of the ascendant in the thirty-first year. we come upon a period of great financial reverse. Something may be gained from them . which occurred in the thirtieth year and caused illness a financial fiasco. In any case.

And for the To of same reason the most learning fails it) astute reasoner and man of infinite speak of intuition of astrology (if we just because he lacks that fine. the really lies in IX. The case is the same with art and literature. in the art may so delineate which enables him to follow the complex fluchuman thought. those supersensitive people who by a strange exaltation of their faculties seem to read the very sou^ life. feeling. But here we are concerned only with the side of astrology. which is a gift of the gods. astrology makes we know how no revelation. may be called an because it requires the delicate imagination of the novelist or artist to discover accurate truth in the rough indications which. astrology serves as a rough guide which enables them to make predictions which stagger our very senses. preart. our knowluedge of the heavens afford. diction in astrology So in precisely the same way. * interpret human nature. tuations of as Ptolemy puts it.CHAPTER The great. even when they are totally uneducated. and life in general. THE USES AND DIFFICULTIES OP ASTROLOGY. intuitive knowledge of human nature. overwhelming. the side that the ordinary scientific man can . Unless of man works. its difficulty lies in with astrology the fact that half value our power to the mind to us. for the most learned man cannot paint a picture or write a novel of value unless he has the unanalysable.

parents would not give half they possess to understand ings. to know accurately secret their tendencies. if rightly used.100 ASTROLOGY. their weaknesses. And to start with we may as well say clearly and distinctly that he cannot make predictions. except of the most general kind. often a good basis for very many The first great use of astrology is in the fact that it It is gives us a general key to our own characters. impossible for us to judge ourselves by our own feeland for very many of us self-judgment under any is doubtless an impossibility from the fact that we are too much prejudiced in our own favor. enable them to do that. But astrology is also a key to the characters of How many others. But there are some candid souls who really do wish to understand their powers and capabilities. and astrology will. is A very small principle practical inventions. Nevertheless astrology has enormous uses. and here it can be of the utmost use. understand and utilize for practical purposes. circumstances their children. their abilities! How many men would not like to have some reliable chart of the character of those other men with ! whom they are going into partnership in business many men and women about to marry would not like to know more of How each other than the glare of a few nights in a ball-room makes at all possible ! And then there is the matter How many friendships begin in ! of personal friendship ! sunshine and end in a And then what unacdeep cloud of disappointment countable attractions there are between men and women ! Astrology on the scientific theory I have set .

experiencing the feelings of coldness and reserve indicated by Saturn's nature and the man may fall in love with her while .ASTROLOGY. To we this law. find each other disagreeable. while harmony of these vibrations produces a pleasurable attraction. transmitted by the ether. exactly on the place of the same planet in another horoscope will produce sympathy the planet. and in the same way people whose subtle vibrations of nerve and body. When with years. Saturn she will If his be sure to fall in love with her sun is on the place of her all probably hate him. just as we know that he goes about giving out a peculiar and definite odor. or Ethiopians and Cauca- We sians. know that peoples whose odor is different one from the other. hating himself for doing it. 101 forth gives a most striking key to such anomalies as love at first sight and hatred at first sight. spontaneous attraction which will lead to fiery quarrels. so that each person goes about the world radiating from himselt ethereal vibrations of a certain definite kind. Any planet. good or bad. the crystals are really formed and hardened we suppose that they cause the ether passing through them to vibrate at a certain rate. in the side of the nature indicated by . And I will take occasion here to explain this most interesting appli- cation of the science. is find a key A man heavens whose moon exactly on the same place will as the sun of a woman and she with him. in the human observation. are different. too subtle for direct in astrology. which is not always pleasing. as Mongolians and Caucasians. experience a repulsion. Mars on Jupiter will produce a strange.

her Mars is exactly on mine. But if the ascendant in square to the ascendant in the other the reverse The square or opposition of antagonistic plan- is sure to produce trouble. And so forth. is produced. my moon is in is strong. Saturn We also harmoniously configurated in both. is strong. though generally it is not a bad thing. happily. There is not a conflict. or ascendant of one is on one of these angles in the other. Jupiter is in conjunction with her moon very nearly on my midheaven. and both are in conjunction with the Her Venus is very near mine. My her sun .102 ASTROLOGY. In very intimate relations several of these testimoIn the case of my wife. also supply each other's defects. and every planet and the sun and moon are harmoniously related. her moon is an open angle. and the moon in the first. But the range of mutual influence is still greater than that indicated by conjunction. nies should occur. Harmony is produced by the sun or moon being in trine or sextile with the sun or moon in the horoscope of the other. exactly in sextile to my sun. harmony in one ets is is true. I think above I weak her Mercury . western angle. second has a similarly favorable aspect to the sun in the the couple are very likely to live together extremely Also if the midheaven. sun is weak. and sometimes the trine or sextile of opposing planets does not result well. Her fixed star Regulus. nadir. Her sun is in exact sextile with my Mercury and very nearly fn sextile with is my moon. If in the case of a marriage the sun in one is in trine or sextile to the moon in the other. angle. mine in a blind This is a most remarkable case*.

have mentioned all 103 in exact trine with my moon my . but Uranus. Indeed there are many things that show that the planetary influence goes back of birth. which I reciprocated. fall Our suns and we did not in love. I afterward found out that her Jupiter was on iny Mercury and her moon on my Venus. but moons being unrelated merely became most excel- lent friends. and so militates against the theory of crystal- . and her Uranus was in sextile to my moon and trine with my Mercury. The ascendant or midheaven of the son is very often the nadir or western entific is Another circumstance the harmony angle of the father or mother. When for the first time I filled came into the room (a reception roqm with people) where she was she was struck with consternation at seeing the form and figure of a man she had dreamed of the night before. and When the in trine with our joint Mars. and instantly we became friends. my spontaneous once met a young lady who had a njost marked attraction for me. I He is in her horoscope ascendant and in sextile with Uranus is in sextile with her sun. Most people should be content with a full house. her Neptune is gods dealt out my matrimonial fate they gave me a flush.ASTROLOGY. of great interest to the sciof configuration between the horoscopes of parents and children. Damon and Pythias and David and Jonathan must have had some such planetary configuration as the above carried to a greater extent. and vice versa. and I believe some other relations. The strongest affection proceeds from the moon or ruling planet of the one being on the sun of the other.

and by them more than by any other class. and the success or failure of the prediction can be easily and definitely verified. Heredity alone does crystallization for individuality. It seems as if certain parents could not bear children except at certain times.104 ASTROLOGY. We may from say that heredity makes for similarity. and the unborn babe must have a certain character even before crysAt the tallization gives him his sharp individualities. lizatioo as being the entire explanation. Until within a very short time. the average man can judge fairly correctly. same time the process of crystallization and the law of heredity seem markedly. I suppose that heredity is law up to the while in the moment of birth and determines womb. And today do most to investigate the it is physicians who could subject. the reigning the child light gives the individual heavenly In miner- that a poor solution will not give perfect and so poor parents will give a very inferior The uncrystallized babe for the light to work upon. amount of vitality must be hereditary. other. comparatively speaking. while the influence of the bent of character. strangely in harmony with each alogy we know crystals. and the character and vitality of the parent seem to determine the time of birth of the child as favorable or unfavorable. though it easily explains why they are often so is Another practical use to which astrology can be put in predicting or at least foreshadowing states of This process does not require very much of health. the "artistic" talent. because they are . not explain why children are sometimes so utterly different their parents. like. astrology was always used by physicians.

cess. but here astrology. regulated astrology. writing a book. and often are so intimately connected with a family that they can follow the private history of the child for many years. But first wp should discountenance the fakirs. as in medicine. a "well it. ical One To makes use most eminent physicians in Boston continually and with the greatest sucthe astonishing things he told me in his medof the it of experience with astrology I owe my first definite met him he predicted. I find myself With all its difficulties and uncertainties. that I would become to some extent a leader in interest in the study." as Sir Thomas Browne calls should be of the greatest practical value. without even knowing the hour of my birth.ASTROLOGY. And that first evening I I laughed at the idea. 105 enabled to observe exactly the minute of birth. we do the quacks .

must be ascertained to what planets the dominion of it belongs and their power and connection. or naviga- tion. as also the power and connection of others configurated with them. the fortune of wealth are to be judged from that part alone which is expressly denominated the Part of Fortune the position of which is in all cases. M. whether of the same or of an adverse condition. or by other gifts proceeding from women. PTOLEMY'S RULES FOR JUDGING FORTUNE. and military command.CHAPTER Wealtk. or in elevation above them. if the planets which assume dominion of the Part of Fortune be in full force. by the sciences and by trade. are then to be observed. from the ascendant as the sun is distant it from the moon. Ashmand's translation has been used for the most part 106 . by holding some government position or office of trust. Venus. Jupiter. by means of friends. and especially should the luminaries also give them suitable testimony in addition. agriculture. In this manner Saturn of wealth by will affect the acquirement means of buildings.* The circumstances regulating . X. the Part of Fortune has been determined. by the army . they will create much wealth. always as far whether arising in the day or in the night. When . by the dowry of wives. or by the priesthood Mars. *J. and Mercury. for.

. dispositions of the luminaries and the respective familiarities exercised by the stars attending them are The to be considered as indicative of position in the world.ASTROLOGY. literature. however. or even if only one of *Aries is a masculine sign. lowing. and the and combi- nation with Mercury. (It 107 may be added for modern readers etc.. the wealth will be permanent.) For example. is to be calculated The general period of its duration. like. according to Ptolemy. the configuration should exist in superior angles. should the two luminaries be found in masculine* signs and in angles. ever. if stars of an adverse condition should either be in elevation above the ruling places or ascend in succession to them.) Should Saturn. provides wealth through inheritance. especially in Venus art. if other stars of the same condition as those which rule the Part of Fortune should likewise exhibit testimonies of dominion. And further. and will become heir to their property. that Mercury in- dicates law. when thus ir influence over the fortune of wealth be also configurated with Jupiter. (Placidus takes the dignities from the sun and mid- heaven. and the places Position in the World. and so is every second sign folTaurus and every second sign following are feminine. Jupiter being also in a bicorporeal sign and receiving the application of the moon for in such a case particularly if he especially . as a source of wealth. politics. but on the other hand. the native will also be adopted by persons unallied to him. the wealth will not continue. howby means of the arc of direction loss between the planets operating the which give wealth.

the sun by such as are cially them be oriental. But a star of no aspect does not predispose the significator.108 ASTROLOGY. but by separation it is not This doctrine may be seen in several chapters of so. whole orb of cator. they being at the same time speattended by a doryphory (planets situated in degrees of the zodiac near the luminary in question) composed of all the five planets. (In regard to what is meant by attending planets. and more so as the proximity is greater. provided the configurations made by the attendant stars with the angles above the earth be dexter. power- and even yet more abunful. that the doryphory includes only those planets which are found within 30 on either side of the luminaries. that light of the aspectfng planet. Placidus says: "You are not to observe what is generally alleged respecting the doryphory of the luminaries for dignities. but the moon by will about to be born occidental. and mighty in the world dantly so. Any kind of aspect of the stars to the luminaries of what kind soever are to and if the aspect be made by application the star be approaching the aspect in the order of the zodiac its power extends inwardly over the be included is. Ptolemy for an aspecting star influences the signifiand disposes him to produce effects co-natural to him. the said persons will become great. by a subsequent direction. . in an angle. and produces very little or no effect of its nature by a subsequent direc. or configurated with the angle above the earth (midheaven). But when the luminaries may not be found in masculine . the persons then consequently become kings and princes. tion.") And if the attendant stars should also be in angles. . namely.

nor be attended be born to complete obscurity (Ptolemy speaks of the conditions of society in his refers to persons born under certain planetary conditions as likely to become kings and In our princes. although he will still enjoy eminence. will attain only limited dignity or distinction in last . they and adversity. the person then born. or the like. while the luminaries may be situated mentioned. the persons about to be born will become mighty chieftains. persons born under the most favorable planetary conditions would become foremost own time when he . or chieftains. in an angle. should be. invested with sovereignty of life and death. the manner such as that of a delegated governor. neither actually in angles nor bear any testimony to the angles. the persons then born will not attain any very eminent rank. yet they will fake a leading part in ordinary civil and municipal affairs . or commander of an army or dignitary of the priesthood. however. or configurated with the angles.ASTROLOGY. the other concomitant circumstances still existing in the mode above described. governors. And if the attendant stars. that neither of the luminaries be found situated . If. neither of the luminaries be in an angle. and he will not be invested with sovereignty. further. but should the attendant stars have no configuration with the angles. nor will by any benefics. but the sun only in a masculine sign in a feminine sign and only one ol them posited in an angle. and the moon 109 signs as aforesaid. time this would mean. they will then remain altogether undis- tinguished and without advancement and provided. in a masculine sign.

the dignities to be fied.) our times and in our society means social posiof exaltation or The general appearance of debasement rank is to be contemplated. Rank or dignity in tion. incidental to the luminaries themselves and their doryphory. or . in obtaining victories. and that proceeding from Mercury will be intellectual. and in overawing the vanquished. in politics. and on the other hand. or by stars of an adverse condition. but also more securely established. . and also to the dominion of the planets which compose their doryphory. or in business firms corporations and so with the other arrangements of planetary conditions of which he speaks. if the chief dominion be claimed by malefics. and authority derived therefrom will lead to wealth and profit authority proceeding from Jupiter and Venus will be pleasurable that proceeding from Mars will consist in commanding armies. more subordinate The species of dignity may be inferred by observing the peculiar qualities of the attendant stars and if Saturn have chief dominion of the doryphory the power . For instance. as before stated. the dignities will be and more dangerous and evanescent. acquired will be not only more important. such as superintending education and study. and directing the management of business or in one of the learned professions.110 ASTROLOGY. but there are many gradations intermediate to those already speci- and requiring observation of the particular inter<changes and variations. should the benefics or stars of the same condition exercise the chief dominion. in the social world. . .

makes its nearest appearqualifications ance to the sun and be also in the midheaven. and whether any be posited in the midheaven. even then be elected.ASTROLOGY. but only singly. however. however. And if one and the same planet possesses these that is to say. one alone must be elected to determine qualified. What has now been said relates to the election of the . there should be one planet presenting its nearest appearance. and whichever of greater sway and possess greater rights of dominion. and another in the midheaven conciliating with the moon. both must be noted these . in- th'e present inquiry. It is. But where not any planet may be found so situated. especially when also receiving the application of the moon. on the midheaven. The Kind of Profession or Employment. provided itself alone should possess such single qualification.. If. Ill The dominion of the claimed in two qualities. and likewise though the planet should not be thus doubly that planet alone must still whichever aspect. It is viz. employment or profession is by the sun and by the sign therefore necessary to observe whether any planet may be making its oriental appearance nearest the sun. then that one possessing the dominion of the midheaven is to be considered as lord of the employment. because persons born under such a configuration most commonly remain at leisure and unemployed. lord of the employment or profession but the species . nor being in the midheaven. only some occasional occupation wKich can be thus denoted. that one will be preferred. neither making its may have appearance as above described.

But if Jupiter join testimony with Venus. will persons then born of others. as well as those in who work copper. smell. burning. etc. etc. in short all who live by the exercise of literature and by furnishing explanation or interpretation. drugs. for instance cooks. If Saturn add his testimony to hers. Mercury. and other metals. orators. such as the drapery business. and casting. for instance. and occupied with eminent personages. will Should Venus have dominion of the employment she cause persons to be engaged in various indoor em- ployments requiring taste. of the employment will be distinguished by means of the respective properties of the three planets. and will also produce jugglers. persons will be ad. Mercury.112 ASTROLOGY. accountants. merchants. become managers of the affairs But if Jupiter join testimony they will be painters. he will cause persons to be employed in matters belonging to amusement and architecture. and of the signs in which they may be posited.If Mars be separated from the sun he will . or pleaders in arguments. employment and being configurated with the sun will produce persons who operate by means in Mars ruling the of fire. even the sense of taste. decoration. teachers in the sciences. superintendents of business. artistic proportion.. . sense of color. charlatans. Venus. and the like in fact. as well as by stipend and salary or allowr ance. as in the case of the wine-merchant. bankers. If Saturn bear testimony jointly with Mercury. produces writers. by melting. vanced honor through female interest. any employment requiring the exercise of the senses. Mars. brass.

modellers of animals. surgeons. persons will become statuaries. instructors of youth. But if Jupiter give testimony. keepers of beasts or cattle. guardians of public affairs. and painters. actors. butchers. adulterers. robbers. smiths. should it happen that two arbiters of em- ployment may be found together and provided they should be Mercury and Venus. and attendants on exhibitions. he will produce assassins. 113 make shipwrights. and forgers. spies or informers. cooks. armormakers. and swindlers. highwaymen. testimony in addition to Mars. sculptors. If Saturn bear carpenters and subordinate laborers. or toll-gatherers. agriculturists. thieves. workers in mills. vaults. to the aforesaid occupations. the preparation and sale of female ornaments will be added ers. and persons engaged in music. Should Mercury and Mars together be lords of the employment. choristers and musical performdancers. And if Jupiter join testi- mony they will be soldiers or mechanics. But if Jupiter afford testimony he and in engage persons in honorable warfare industry. melodists. or mines. busy in crime. poetry. they will then produce musicians. stonemasons. And if Saturn join testimony with Mercury and Venus.ASTROLOGY. collectors of revenue. and magistrates of the people. makers of musical instruments. painters of houses. innkeepers. And if Saturn also bear testimony in addition to Mercury and Mars. or songs. the persons will become administrators of justice. making them cautious and diligent in will . persons will become mariners. Further. They will also (especially if located in each other's dignities) become mimics. modelers in wax.

Taurus. and they will derive support from such occupations. and silver. and deriving profit from and Mars exercise dominion together dyers. and in religious duties the terrestrial . They likewise contribute to employment in funerals. and Aries) contribute to produce employment to metals. Cancer. the quadrupedal signs (Capricorn. curious in foreign matters. and undertakers. and fanatics occupied in religBut if Jupiter add testimony. and work of smiths and mechanics the tropical and equinoctial signs (Cancer and Capricorn. Scorpio. The properties of the signs in which the lords of persons will When Venus become the employment may be posited are also influential in varying the employment. Libra) tend to give employment in translation or interpretation. and interpreters. For example. the signs of human shape (Sagittary.114 ASTROLOGY. Aquarius. and also in salt. Virgo. in mensuration agriculture. business. and such as are of utility mankind. and Aries and among . agriculAnd if Saturn add testimony turists. Leo. governors placed over women. to Venus and Mars. and physicians. in matters of exchange. in business and trade. the ious undertakings. . persons will become priests and clergymen. and and watery signs (Taurus. gravediggers. dealers in perfumes. gold. and Gemini) promote all scientific pursuits. in embalming and preserving. he will produce sextons. in house-building. Capricorn. workers in tin. lead. dealers in drugs. Virgo. their pursuits. and Pisces) tend to employment in water and in connection with water. as well as in regard to the nurture of plants as to ship-building.

honorable and agreeable but. Moreover. it will then be mean. the study of publicity of pursuits . she will produce persons of extraordinary prescience. human nature and electricity. they will render him subordinate. disreputable. but if occidental or cadent. Uranus inspires love of occult and abstruse and uncommon employments. and its magnitude or importance will be manifested by the existing power of the For instance. on the other hand. Thus Saturn brings adverse tardiness. influence in coldness or . should the 115 moon herself actually occupy the place regulating the employment (the midheaven) and after her conjunction continue in course with Mercury. The general period at which any increase or diminu. the lords of the employment. and insecure. and Saturn rules those connected with . oriental or in angles they will give the person eminence and authority in his employment. And should the benefics be in elevation the employment will be important. again in be determined by the disposition of the which operate the effect toward the oriental and occidental angles. (According to modern astrologers. and from a mixture of pursuits and Mars produces opposition by audacity and publicity in enterprise and both planets are alike hostile to proficiency and prosperity. tion of the this case also. if the malefics be in elevation above .ASTROLOGY. if the said planets be ruling planets. From the foregoing rules the various kinds of em- ployment are to be inferred. lucrative. stars employment may take place must. unprofitable. secure.

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mines, buildings and
all

land,

rules clergymen, bankers, lawyers
;

manual labor; Jupiter and legislators, mer-

chants, and persons in power Mars rules generals, surgeons, soldiers, chemists, engineers, naval commanders, butchers, mechanics, cutlers, and all employed among sharp instruments and fire. He gives mechanical and
is associated with musicians, mercers, drapers, trades connected with fancy goods, toys, pleasures. The sun produces rulers, public functionaries, legislators, ambas-

constructive

skill.

Venus

artists, singers, jewelers,

government officers, and those in positions of Mercury rules mathematicians, secretaries, clerks, lawyers, schoolmasters, literary men, public speakers, engravers, designers, messengers, and scientific men.
sadors,
trust.

The moon
modities.)

rules the multitude, obscure people, sailors, servants, fishmongers, travelers, dealers in public com-

Marriage.
of circumstances relating to marriage or the cohabitation of husband and wife as sanctioned by law succeeds to the foregoing details, and

The consideration

must be pursued

in the following
is

With men

it

to be observed in

method what manner the
:

moon may be
found

in the oriental

disposed, for in the first place if she be quadrant she will cause men either

to marry early in life, or after having overpassed their prime to marry young women but should she be situ;

ated in either of the occidental quadrants men will then marry either late in life, or to women advanced in age
;

and

she be found under the sun's beams and configurated with Saturn, she then entirely denies marriage.
if

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y,

117

in application to

should she be in a sign of single form and but one planet, she will cause men to once but if she be in a bicorporeal or multimarry only
;

form sign (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittary,
;

Pisces), or in appli-

cation to several planets, she will cause them to be married several times and provided also that the planets

which thus either by adjacency or by testimony receive
wives
her application be benefic, men will then obtain good but if on the contrary the said planets be malefic, bad. For example, if Saturn receive the moon's appli;

cation the wives

whom

he

will

provide will be trouble-

some and morose; but if Jupiter receives it they will be decorous and economical if Mars, bold and refrac;

Venus, cheerful, handsome, and agreeable; and if Mercury, sensible, prudent, and clever. Moreover, should Venus be found connected with Jupiter, Saturn or Mercury, she will render wives provident and attached to their husbands and children; but if she be found connected with Mars they will be irascible, unsteady, and indiscreet. Thus far in reference to the marriage of men. (Uranus, discovered since the time of Ptolemy, may be said to give waywardness and uncertainty of conduct in wives. It gives liability to illicit connections and elopements it may be, however, only a fondness, for society and publicity, and a temper impossible to count on.) In the case of women the sun must be observed instead of the moon; and should he be posited in the oriental quadrants, women will be married either in their o^vn youth or to men younger than themselves but if he be in the occidental quadrants they will either be
tory;
if
;
;

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married late in life or to men who have passed their prime and are advanced in years. And should the sun be in a sign of single form, or configurated with only one oriental planet, he will cause them to enter
into

or

if in a bicorporeal configurated with oriental planets, he will then cause them to be married often. And Saturn being configurated with the sun will pro-

matrimony only once; but
sign,

multiform

or

vide husbands steadfast, advantageous, and industrious
;

;

Jupiter, such as are honorable and noble-minded Mars, husbands void of affection and intractable Venus, ami;

able and

handsome husbands and Mercury, such as are But if Venus be provident and expert in business.
;

found connected with Saturn she
timid husbands;
;

will indicate dull

and

and modest if ous and if with Mercury they
;

with Jupiter they will be good, just, with Mars, hasty, lustful, and adulterif

will

be desirous of

chil-

dren.

In regard to the sun, those quadrants which precede
the ascending and descending points of the zodiac (that is, tenth, eleventh and twelfth houses, and the houses
opposite, that is, fourth, fifth, and sixth) and in respect of the moon those which are measured from her con;

junction and opposition with the sun (that is, new and full moon) to her intermediate quarters, are called oriental quadrants. The occidental quadrants are of course those included between the midheaven and the western

angle,

and the one opposite.
nativities, viz
,

Whenever both
and that of the

that of the

husband

wife,

may

exhibit the luminaries cotiis

figurated together in concord, that

to say, either in

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trine or in sextile to each other, the cohabitation will

exist

most usually be lasting, especially if the said concord by mutual reception in dignities but its duration will be also much more securely established provided
;

the moon in the husband's nativity should correspond or agree with the sun in the wife's nativity (that is, the moon in the husband's nativity in the same position as

the sun in the wife's). If, however, the relative positions of the luminaries be in signs inconjunct, or in opposition, or in quartile, the cohabitation will be speeddissolved upon slight causes, and the total separation of the parties will ensue, unless offset by favorable relations between the other planets and luminaries. And should the configuration of the luminaries when
ily

made

in

concord be aspected by the benefics, the cohabi;

tation will continue in respectability, comfort, and advantage but, on the other hand, it will abound in strife,

contention, and misfortune if the malefics to the said configuration. In like manner, the luminaries be favorably configurated should the benefics still offer testimony the
will

be

in aspect

even though in concord,
cohabitation

then not be entirely broken off, nor totally destroyed forever, but will be again renewed and re-established as before. But if, on the contrary, the malefics bear testimony to such discordant disposition of the luminaries, a dissolution of the cohabitation will take Should Merplace, accompanied by scorn and injury. cury alone be conjoined with the malefics it will be

effected

Venus

by means of some public inculpation, also be found with them, it will be on the

and

if

ground

she will affect marriages between kindred by blood. Should Venus be found in a sign mutually common and familiar. and provided she be also in the presence of the moon when the native may be male. of adultery or sorcery or some similar offense (that is. and relates to persons more ad- vanced in age. such as Capricorn or Pisces. other varieties of the married state which are to be contemplated by means of Venus. when Venus may be also with Jupiter. while her affinity to Saturn arises trom their re- spective houses being in signs again also belonging to each other's triplicity. and it operates in the case of youthful and vigorous per- sons . consists in each having exaltation in a sign belonging to the other's tripiicity. if Venus be with Saturn the cohabitation will be established entirely in happiness and constancy and if Mercury be present with them it will be profitable. the cohabitation will be Mars and Saturn. her affinity to Mars. There are. appropriate and domestic and authorized by law.120 ASTROLOGY. but if the native be female a similar contact on her part with two brothers or near relatives will be indicated. she will cause him to connect himself with two sisters or other near relatives. . for instance. Again. And should these planets act in familiarity with the luminaries. . divorce proceedings or scandal of some sort). and if Mercury also coincides with the said planets such affection will become publicly notorious. Hence if Venus be in concurrence with Mars she will produce entire love and affection in the cohabiting parties. however. because Venus holds a certain affinity both to Mars and Saturn .

the eastern and the midheaven. marriage will take place with a younger man or woman. . although not ex- isting in signs of affinity to each other. in angles. And if Mars be configurated on equal terms with Venus. And should Venus and Saturn lustful. men will then become dull in appetite . . in Capricorn and Libra. they will produce eunuchs. and not possessing the proper channels of na. Should Venus and Saturn be found in signs common to each other. and it more occidental with an older person. or persons unprolific. however. will be unsettled. should be found feminine places they will render the parties obscene. that is to say. should he be more oriental. When in the aforesaid configurations. but yet at the same time be supported by the testimony of Jupiter. if posited in the two angles. The passions liable to operate in males are to be considered by observation of Mars for should he be . when Saturn and Mars may be thus connected together. itous. be posited first they will then. produce a total exposure of passions. he will make men pure and decorous in sexual intercourse and them to natural usages only. he will effect marriage between persons of equal age but. and if he attach himself to Saturn only he will then be cold in blood and incline if. marriage will be contracted between persons kindred by blood.ASTROLOGY. calamand afflicted by jealousy. and shameless. Venus and Jupiter should also be configurated with them. ture. on the other hand. and cause them to be publicly canvassed but if in the last two angles. separated from Venus and Saturn. the western and nadir. but should Mars be present. Saturn and Mercury. 121 it.

And Venus be found more occidental. although they will control their desires and avoid reproach. ther. if Saturn be not present also. far with regard to males. Venus requires attention if she be configurated with Jupiter or with Mercury . men will become highly licentious and attempt to gratify further. women still. when she may be thus connected with Mercury. Thus . and aliens or vagabonds but should Mars be found occidental. if their desires in every mode. should the planets be in feminine places or configurated femininely they will be content with their pas- sive faculties only. easily excited and eager -in desire. they will commit. tlewomen or with women living with or under the protection of men. even although Jupiter be with her. or with aliens or vagabonds but should Venus happen to be under the sun's rays. men will connect themselves with low women. . and Mars be with Venus alone. to be temperate and pure in sexual however. their husbands.122 ASTROLOGY. for In the case of females. But should Saturn be obscure. But should Venus be conjoined or configurated with Mars will alone she will render if women licentious and lustful . Mars being at the same time under the rays mingle in intercourse with of the sun. cause them to be easily excited to desire. women will then persons meaner than themselves. with women of rank. and to both these planets when thus conjoined or configurated Jupiter also present himself. she she will cause intercourse . and gen. themselves with their superiors or masters. although they will still be continent and restrain themselves in order to avoid reproach. And fur.

and Saturn are considered as denying children altogether. And should it happen that not any planets may be present in the said places. while Mercury. they will grant twins or even more. it will then be necessary to take into consideration such as may be in opposition thereto. Mars. Now the moon. they will grant twins. The next children . nor configurated with them. if . and gives offspring when oriental. point to be investigated is that concerning and to accomplish this. Children. and Mercury greater publicity and greater fickleness or instability. So likewise if they should be in prolific or seminal signs. but withholds when occidental. as well by configuration with the sun as by being in masculine . lends co-operation to that which he may be configurated with. but the sun. Jupiter greater decency. they should also be masculinely constituted. or as allowing but few. the planets which grant progeny be so posited as described and placed singly. the gift of progeny will be single only (that is. should they be in bicorporeal or feminine signs. 123 Saturn in being conciliated with such positions as those now described contributes to produce obscenity. Cancer. which latter is called the place of the good demon.ASTROLOGY. Jupiter and Venus are esteemed as givers of offspring. one at a birth) but To speak briefly. observation must be made of the planets posited in or configurated with the place on the zenith (tenth house) or its succeedant house (eleventh). being in quality common lo both divisions. such as Pisces. and Scor- And provided pio.

the children thus granted will become eminent and illustrious. thus indicated. but if occidental.. then will there ensue a loss of either all the children or only a few. . more genuinely in angles. or else the major part of them. that on the zenith or the antecedent house allotted to the good demon and provided . or in signs such as those of Leo and Virgo. or even if found in barren places. . viz. culine or barren signs. they will grant femininely constituted. will still grant children yet such children. by excelling in number. planets of each condition should be configurated in prolific signs. children will then be granted. signs. in the same proportion as that in which the planets bearing testimony to either condition may preponderate on one side rather than the other. When the lords of the aforesaid signs may be such as are givers of offspring and be either oriental or in places proper to themselves. Should it happen. higher in elevation or successively ascending. But although the said planets even if beneath the malefics in elevation. or in places not proper to themselves. a total privation of offispring is thereby indicated but should they be in feminine or prolific . however. yet they will liable to disease and short lived. be If. or in influence in consequence of being posited more orientally. will neither be healthy nor continue life. but if signs. that the sun and the malefics may be in entire possession of the places mentioned.124 ASTROLOGY. they be at the same time in masand the benefics be not in eleva- tion above them. female. the children thus granted will then be undistinguished and abject. however. male children.

and mutual regard and affection if among they the children. it will be necessary to assume. The general be conducted investigation regarding children . are denominated casual intimacies and strifes the whole are to be contemplated . should the planets which grant progeny be appropriately configurated with each other they will promote brotherly love. 125 Should the said lords also be in concord with the Part of Fortune and with the ascendant. and to inherit their parents' substance but if found inconjunct. respect to friendship and enmity. they will render the children amiable and cause them to be beloved by their parents. as an ascendant. while the smaller. according to the following rules : Indications of great and lasting friendship cg^enr . of their substance. the position of each planet which gives offspring. deceit. to foregoing method but in order to enquire into particular circumstances consequent on the above. and in the therefrom as to observe the separate schemes. Friends and Enemies.ASTROLOGY. and is treachery. Further. and not in concord with the said parts. but excite in inconjunct or in opposition will them mutual hatred. drawing inferences in the case of a nativity. it may be observed that great and lasting familiarities or disa- With greements are respectively called sympathies and enmities. the children will then become odious and mischievous to their parents. such as arise occasionally and subsist for a short time only. and will forfeit the inheritance .

may be perceived by observation of the ruling places exhibited in the respective nativities of both the persons between whom friendship or enmity may subsist. so as to take effect at certain particular times in which the friendship remains. inactive and subdued. they be not constituted in either of the angles above mentioned. and the Part of Fortune for should all these in both nativities be in the same signs. conjunct. the moon. they will then produce minor friendships. should they be in signs inships. . . they will produce great and lasting enmity. as it were. And in a similar manner. however. The each other friendship and enmity which men bear toward may be classed under three general heads. but merely configurated in signs. One kind is suggested by spontaneous willfulness another by the idea of profit. And therefore should either all or most of the afore- said places be in familiarity with each other.126 ASTROLOGY. the ascendant. provided such configuration exist by trine or sextile. while the malefics transit the configuration. enmity also will be softened and abated when the benefics may enter upon the configuratio'n of any of the four places above specified. they will create fixed and indissoluble friend- On the other hand. and another by pain and pleasure mutually excited. or in opposition. If. but if by quartile they will excite minor enmity. friendship of all the three kinds will be established. so also should . or should either in position in all or most of them be counterchanged each nativity. It is consequently essential to observe the places of the sun. and especially should the two ascendants be within the distance of 17 degrees of each other.

. similar enmity be established. exist only as regards the places of the luminaries. thus produced is the best and most secure while on the other hand enmity so arising is. . the times are to be calculated on the . But in the case of others which subsist only occasionally. the . however. in order to observe whether any and what planets may be in elevation above them or tion. It will. will 127 the places be entirely without familiarity. it is essential to make observation of the motions of the planets as exhibited by each nativity that is to say. in aspect to places.ASTROLOGY. friendship or enmity will then be established by spontaneous will and friendship . that particular or in because among all the said one to which any planet in elevasuccession. If. in like manner. worst and most dangerous. them same sign or place in the next. familiarity or absence of familiarity (as the case may be). And aspecting planets more powerfully benefic. will operate in a greater degree to advantage in friendship and to relaxation of enmity. will possess the more powerful whichever influence over friendship or enmity. however. whether in the . be necessary to pay still further attention to the places in question. may be adjacent. The fore- may have its going instructions are applicable to such friendships or enmities as are great and lasting. and which have been defined as casual intimacies and strifes. The friendship or enmity consequent on the familiarity or non-familiarity of the respective Parts of Fortune will be established on the idea of profit and that consequent on a similar disposition of the respective ascendants will arise from pain or pleasure mutually excited between the parties.

friendship on account of business. or by female persons.128 ASTROLOGY. and philosophical in. until the said ingress of the planets shall have passed over. and by means of dignities Jupiter and Venus also create friendship by means of female persons. and their compartive intensity or relaxation of vigor is to be distinguished by . liable. Mars and Venus cause friendship in the course of amours. friendship by means of eloquence and science. or some agriculture or to inheritance . Jupiter and of affairs . clination. literature. continuing for a short time. or profit. And Venus and Mercury produce connection by means of the arts and sciences. or in religious circles Jupiter and Mercury. For instance. adultery. It is in this manner that the planets operate in pro- ducing friendship or enmity. and fornication Mars and Mercury with hatred and strife by offenses committed in business and trade. for it is at such periods that certain particular friendships and enmities occur. however. soon to grow cool Saturn and Mercury. Saturn and Jupiter. secret art or mystery. by a mutual interest in . completion of which the motions of the planets of one nativity will cause them to enter on certain places of the other nativity. when making in- gress upon each other's places. contention . Mars create friendship in the direction . produce friendship by certain agreements or engagements relative either to Saturn and Mars create and treachery spontaneously entertained.

or not in familiarity.ASTROLOGY. and the return home speedy and unobstructed. And. the benefics superintend the aforesaid places. With (that respect to servants. or cadent from the angles. the journey outward will then lead to peril and misfortune. The circumstances indicative of travel are to be considered by means of the situation held by both the luminaries in respect to the angles and especially by means of that held by the moon. if descending. the malefics superintend or ascend in succession to those places. or ascend in succession to them. and also especially whether the lords of the said sign may be configurated in familiarity with the ruling places of the nativity. the engagements abroad will be honorable and lucrative. will sometimes do the same. with regard to the four principal and ruling places. For. on the contrary. both at the actual time of nativity and at that of any ingresses made upon it. further. she will cause journeys and changes of residence Mars. And if the Part of Fortune should happen to be placed in signs which produce traveling. the course and practice of the whole life will be engaged in foreign lands. provided he may occupy a situation in quartile or in opposition to the luminaries. 129 the situation of the places which they occupy. also. Travel. should she be descending. but if. or opposition to it. . and it is to be observed what planets are in aspect to that place. or cadent from the zenith. the sign of the evil demon on the cusp of the twelfth house) is considered as the place to which the disposition ruling over them must be referred. provided .

presents. and to observe such of the existing configurations as are more predominant. or should the planets having dominion of them be singly posited. be themselves single in form.130 ASTROLOGY. situation or in an occidental quadrant. the travel will take place in the eastern or southern quarters of the world and that if placed in the western . Thus when Jupiter and Venus may be in dominion over the luminaries and over the places producing travel they will render the journeys agreeable. the journeys will then take place after long intervals. profit. and especially if placed distantly from each other so as not to act in concert. It most usually happens that if the luminaries be at the posited in the cadent houses of the oriental quadrants. but if the said signs be bicorporeal or double in form or figure. travel will be constantly repeated and continued. utility. and he will meet with abundance of accommodation and provided Mercury also be present with the planets above signified. and the return will be replete with difficulty. and honors will likewise be derived from the journey. and occasionally only. and at the same time render the journey fruitless and unavailof the atmosphere will also be favorable. travel will then be prosecuted in northern and western parts. if controlling the luminaries. But it is same time necessary in all cases to consider the contemperament also. . and by the concurrent assistance of friendly persons the state on his way by . and should the signs which operate travel. the magistrates of the country. . as well as free from danger for the traveler will be joyfully forwarded . Saturn and Mars. will produce great dangers.

as well as from reptiles and innocuous bites or stings. or incursions into new schemes and un. by precipices and adverse blasts of wind in tropical and equinoctial signs by want of food and other necessities. ing. And signs by the attack of wild beasts or from earthquakes.) . trading. however. the traveler will incur further danger from accusations made against him.ASTROLOGY. may be posited. traveling is likely to result but if associated in configurations described by Ptolemy he is peculiarly liable toproduce travel. the atmosphere in signs of human form by robbery. be further considered by observation (made in the forms already detailed) of the peculiar properties of the places in which the lords of employment. if in fixed signs. 131 arise Should they be in watery signs the dangers will by shipwreck. If Uranus be strongly posited in any part of the heavens. by the occa- (The discovery of Uranus introduces into astrology one of the most important influences in regard to travel. And the periods at which traveling will take place are to be considered sional ingress of the five planets. should Mercury also lend concurrence. and if in terrestrial . and by some unwholesomeness of . of wealth. of the body. or of rank. The question whether events will be advantageous or injurious in quality must. dertakings at home or in other parts if the world. or among deserts and wildernesses. and various depredations.

April 25 and May 15. Sept. will find tnemselves de- scribed under Virgo. 18 and 29. A. April 14 and 25. will find themselves described under Gemini and Cancer combined. 18. will find themselves described under Gemini. will find themselves described under Libra. will find themselves described under Leo. will find themselves described under Aries. will find themselves described under Taurus and Gemini combined. June 16 and 27. and Oct. APPENDIX Key zodiac the sun is in. will find themselves described under Sept. July 28 and August 17. August 17 and 28. will find themselves described under Leo and Virgo combined. will find themselves described under Cancer and Leo combined. will find themselves described under Cancer. . May 26 and June 16. will find themselves described under Aries and Taurus combined. will find themselves described under Taurus. July 17 and 28. May 15 and 26. June 27 and July 17. to characterizations according to the sign of the Persons born between March 27 and April 14. 29 Virgo and Libra combined.ASTROLOGY. August 28 and September 18.

27 and Jan. Feb 25 and March 16. will find themselves described under Scorpio. will find themselves described under Sagittarius and Capricorn combined. 28 and Dec. 15 and 26. 133 Oct. will find themselves described under Aquarius. will find themselves described under Aquarius and Pisces combined. Feb. . Nov. Jan. 14 and 25. will find Scorpio and Sagittarius combined. 15. Dec. Jan. themselves described under Nov. Libra and Scorpio combined. will find themselves under Pisces and Aries combined. March 16 and described 27. will find themselves described under Sagittarius.ASTROLOGY. Dec. will find themselves described under Oct. 29 and Nov. 26 and Feb. 18 and 29. 17 and 28. will find themselves described under Capricorn and Aquarius combined. 16 and 27. 17. 14. will find themselves described under Pisces. 16. will find themselves described under Capricorn.

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ASTROLOGY.
APPENDIX
MOON SIGNS FOR SUN
When
D in
the
C.

135

IN ARIES.*
Aries the native will
all

Moon

is

in

T

be mentally independent of
well balanced, self-satisfied,

other persons,

D in

tf

and very active. When the Moon is in Taurus the native will be fond of elegant and harmonious surroundings and animal beauty, and the five
senses will be particularly keen. When the Moon is in Gemini the native

D Ul

P

will

have

artistic

and mechanical genius and a

good command
ful

and danger of overdoing, and should cultivate regular habits. When the Moon is in Cancer the native

of language. changeable, and in

He

will

be

fret-

D in

25

will

worry

be possessed of a clear, logical brain, will if money matters go wrong, and be lia-

ble to an excessive inclination

toward the opthe native will

posite sex.

When
D
in
SI

the

Moon

is

in

Leo

have a warm, sympathetic, affectionate, sensitive,

deeply thoughtful and imaginative dis-

position.

3)

in

tgi

When the Moon is in Virgo the native will be inclined to religious scepticism, but will make a good teacher. He will not be fond of

*The epitome of the effect of the moon when placed in the various signs in conjunction with the position of the sun is in accordance with the observations of Mr. Hiram Butler as given in his "Solar Biology."

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manual labor or domesticity, but will be well adapted to literary pursuits and especially
fond of music.

3 in

=:

When the Moon is in Libra the native will be intuitive but slow to follow the reasoning of others he will be a good counsellor, care;

ful in

what he
the

says,

honorable and domestic.

D in

1*1

is in Scorpio the native be positive in temper, excitable, with strong passions, but conservative in ideas and

When

Moon

will

methods.

When
D in /
native will

the

Moon- is in Sagittarius the havemarked activity of mind, but

be

liable to extremes, restlessness, and impetuosity in judgment. When the Moon is in Capricorn the na-

D in

VJ

tive will

ing, popular, fond of society,

be positive, active, determined, exactand adapted to
the

music as a profession.

When
D in
zxx

Moon

is in

Aquarius the native

will

be easy to get acquainted with, affable,

winning, and generally successful in dealing with the public.

When
D in

the

Moon

is in

Pisces the native will

X

be studious, restless, dissatisfied, and hence liable to an unhappy married life.

MOON
When
D in

SIGNS FOR SUN IN TAURUS. the Moon is in Aries the native will

T

be positive, conscientious, but exacting and headstrong, and persistent to obstinacy. He

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will

137

be adapted to law, engineering, mathe-

matics, or mechanics.

When
D in 8
will

the

Moon

is

in

Taurus the native
brilliant,

be bold, animated, active, often

a very strong character in every way, and not liable to disease. the moon is in Gemini the native have an inclination for public speaking, will have poetic ability, and prove useful in all departments of life. He will be fond of order and beauty, inclined to the city, and will probwill

When

3)

in

II

ably be obstinate and self-conceited, desiring to be at the head of things, and possessed of
great physical endurance. When the Moon is in Cancer the native
3)

in 25

will have marked love of home, family, and children, will be persistent in business and economical, but in danger of sexual indul-

gence.

When
D in
SI

the

Moon

is

in

Leo

the native will

be domestic, possessed of strong likes and dislikes, will be easily influenced by associates,

and hence frequently deceived.
of the

Moon
the

gives

full

This position play to the sensational

and emotional nature

of Taurus.

When
3)

Moon

is in

Virgo the native

will

in f^

discriminating, possessed of a first-class business mind, but will be inclined
intuitive,

be

to be

critical.

This position should

make

first-rate

medical men.
the

When

Moon

is

in

Libra the native

conventional. will be easy of acquaintance. He will show great self-control. ingenious mind. life. frequently irritable and dissatisfied. and will need to exercise control over his sex-nature and his temper. mechanical. always hard at work. and adapted to a literary calling. will be active.ASTROLOGY. inclined to study. He would also make a will When good practical business agent. the When in KI will Moon is in Scorpio the native hard. When il) the Moon is in Sagittarius the na- in / D in V$ be given to extremes. hasty. and economical. and be conventional in his ideas. have speculative ability and intuition. tactful. positive. and selfish. aspire to positive will tion and public honors. He will be adapted to the legal or military profession. . Moon is in Aries the native will T will have a strong and an aspiring mind. will MOON When 3 in the SIGNS FOR SUN IN GEMINI. This position of the Moon gives activity to the be lower nature of Taurus. When the Moon is in Capricorn the native will love wealth and grandeur. Moon is good for men 3) in sat the Moon is in Aquarius the native have a clear use of language. When D in the Moon is in Pisces the native X have a practical. ]) in =s= will He 3) will be quick in deciding. but be disinclined to a domestic This position of the but bad for women. positive.

and have faith in a controlling destiny. though in constant danger of extremes. be inclined to despondency. This position of the Moon gives a good business mind.ASTROLOGY. poetry. He will be fond of chemistry and medicine. energetic business will He will desire to control. in H be determined and persistent. but determined to carry out his ideas will regardless of others. He desire love will and sympathy. When D in r% will Moon is in Virgo the native be studious. will for When D in SI the Moon is in Leo will the native will be lacking in determination. and have adaptaGemini the native tion for the medical profession. D in 25 the Moon is in Cancer the native always be anxious about business success and money matters and family relations. He will be adapted to law and politics. and a tendency to criticise and examine. or the music. and clined to a pushing. He will When be restless and have a great desire sympathy from others. and will have an eye for beauty of architecture and . with a mathematical mind. When 3) the Moon is in Taurus the native inlife. well balanced in calculation. When D in II the Moon is in be clear in thought. be adapted to the church. will be a reader of books and positive about having his own way.

140 ASTROLOGY. elestandpoint. He will be more controlled by passion than will philosophy. will be inclined to be mentally. When D in =2= the Moon is Libra the native will be endowed with spiritual tendencies and display love of the unseen. and grandeur. and too quick in every way he . suspicious of losses. and be inclined to keep out of sight. and be When the Moon will inclined to view everything from a business He will have love of beauty. imitative. and adapted to the study of nature and 3) in nt Moon is in Scorpio the native be positive. and be disposed to labor hard for a position of eminence. T> in VJ is in Capricorn the native be watchful and careful in business. When the conjugality in married When the Moon life. the artistic in general. combative. He will be adapted to the ministry or public speaking. Few children und'er this combination of signs come to maturity. D in zz the Moon is in Aquarius the native have natural qualification for dealing with the public. not physically. will When . with an intuitive and presaging mind. distrustful of friends. He will be quick to decide. There is danger of intemperance. and often irritable and He in will be particular critical. determined. and make a tactful business agent. } in / in Sagittarius the native will be over-active and over-expresis sive. gance. conservative.

ASTROLOGY. D in 25 the Moon is in Cancer the native have clear. There is danger of insanity. He the will have an innate hatred of is being controlled by another mind. Gemini the native business. studious mind will be frequently dissatisfied and feel that he is opposed in everything. will be free from vague imaginings. but liable to go to ex- tremes. and possessed will When of a good business mind. He will love the wonderful and sublime. When 3> the Moon is in art. will be of change. anxious. keen intellectual vision. and self-sufficient. When $ the 141 Moon is in Pisces the native . When 3> Moon in Taurus the native in 8 will be inclined to follow his sensations and in is danger from persons of bad influence as he abnormally sensitive. but when selfmastery is attained great attainments in life may be looked for. speaking. will be inde- pendent and When D in SI the Moon is in Leo the native will have a restless love of nature. in II will be inclined toward etc. be somewhat unreliable. and the sensitive to other minds. When Moon is in Virgo the native . w X will \ie have a reckless. MOON When 5 in SIGNS FOR SUN IN CANCER. the Moon is in Aries the native T will difficult possess indomitable persistency. writing.

will be careful in what he says and does. active mind. be studi- . he will be inclined to over-activity and to work himself to death. and passionate in his love will nature. and possibly religious zeal. will When When 3) the Moon . in HI 3) the Moon is in Scorpio the native have much self-control over passion. withal conventional and of ten severe toward opponents. itjj 5 in will have a desire for pleasurable emotions. critical. When "5) the Moon is in Pisces the native will in X will have a bright. but will display a curious self-opposition and uncertainty. is in Sagittarius the in / native will have good mechanical ability.142 ASTROLOGY. shrewd in bargains. } in >5 the Moon is in Capricorn the native have high ideals of beauty and grandeur. seldom positive in assertion. is in Aquarius the native be possessed of good business qualifications. Moon often produces idealistic writers. and be liable to some D in sag eccentricity. in- dustry and energy indeed. He may be fond will When of society. When the Moon will love city life. When D in =2= the Moon is in Libra the native will have fine intuitions and keen perceptions This position of the relating to social life. be keen. and discriminating in emotional matters. and therefore truthful. He will be adapted to usefulness in public life and money -getting.

He will be restless and inclined to overdo. teria. will be easily wounded. MOON When 3 in the SIGNS FOR SUN IN LEO. is When 3> the Moon in Virgo the native in tj will love purity of surroundings and have a tendency to criticise what is not harmonious.ASTROLOGY. eager for knowledge. Moon is in Aries the native T tion. and there will be liability to a mistake in marriage. When the Moon is in Libra the native . He will a'ppear anxious concerning his success in life. especially human nature. but will have good business intuitions. but liable to hys- He should keep active. liable to eccentricities and idiosyncrasies. be liable to disease. 143 ous. and an adaptation to the medical profession. and will be anxious and dissatisfied. have a kind and non-combative disposibut will be persistent and inclined to extremes in whatever he undertakes. He will not 3 in ii 3 in 55 the Moon is in Gemini the native have strong educational abilities. but very "symwill When pathetic with the thoughts of those he loves. He will have much practical energy. and liable will to insanity on religious or scientific subjects. When the Moon is in Taurus the native 3 in 8 will have a passion for the study of nature. When the Moon is in Cancer the native will be liable to ups and downs of temperament.

almost to morbidness. will have an inclination for religion. . eager for knowledge. with acute and uncleanliness.. etc. wanting an unknown something. This position of the Moon counteracts the sympathetic nature of Leo and makes the native rather hard sensibilities of cleanliness and exacting. pertinent. sometimes meddlesome and imAs a mechanic he will be diligent. fond of travel. is sounds. When 3) the Moon is in Pisces the native in X will be restless and uneasy. and a tendency to law. be adapted to literary and educational and will be possessed of mental and physical vigor and natural prophetic power. liable to become an adventurer certainly adapted to will When the Moon public life. D in x% in Aquarius the native be popular. and often proud and arrogant.144 ASTROLOGY. dissatisfied with family restraints. 3) in / When the Moon is in Sagittarius the native will be restless and unsatisfied. fond of travel. order. and intolerance of deviation therefrom. When the Moon is in Scorpio the native 3) in ni will be fond of show and external appearance. actions. in == will 3> pursuits. and rule. When the Moon 5 in XJ will is in Capricorn the native be active in business and adapted to trade. accurate and practical.

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MOON SIGNS FOR SUN
When
3)

IN VIRGO.

the

Moon

is

in

Aries the native

in

T

will

activity of brain.
intensifies the

have weak digestion because of too great This position of the Moon

power of sight, the strongest sense of Virgo, and eyes are liable to become weak from over-use. The native is frequently too stubborn for his own good, but likely to
succeed in intellectual pursuits, and he has a lively sense of the ridiculous.

When
D in 8
.

the

Moon

is

in

Taurus the native

have keen perceptions of the unspoken thoughts and intentions of others, will seldom be deceived -in business transactions and remarkably successful therein, but will be in
will

danger of over-activity.

When
D in
II

the

Moon

is in

Gemini the native

be talkative and so quick of speech as to be liable to stop or stammer he will be artiswill
;

tic,

fond of public

life,

and
in

fastidious.

When
D in
25
will

the

Moon

is

Cancer the native

be easily unnerved by unpleasant surroundings, fond of an elegant home, economical,

When
D in
SI

industrious, and exclusive to selfishness. the Moon is in Leo the native will

have a strong and insatiable love passion, pure but restless, and will be liable to nervous
affections.

When
D in
jj

the

Moon

is

in

Virgo the native

have powerful love and sex' endowments with great purity and self-control and faithwill

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fulness.
liant,

He will be independent and self-rewith keen insight amounting to a gift of foreknowledge, and will be polite and re-

fined.

When
3)

the

Moon

is

in

Libra the native

in

=2=

will

be free from sensationalism, philosophical

in reasoning,

independent in thought, rapid of speech, quick to learn, but liable to bad eye-

sight.

When
3)

in mi

will

the Moon is in Scorpio the native be fond of the society of his own sex,

sympathy, often high-tempered, but very likely to succeed in life as this position of the Moon hardens the sensitive points
lacking in
of Virgo.

3 in /

When the Moon is in Sagittarius the native will be exceedingly active in body and
concentrate his powers, and be liadomineer and speak more harshly than he means. In thought he will be impulsive, with a tendency to the religious and spiritual.

mind,

will

ble to

When
D
in vy
will

the

Moon

is

in

Capricorn the native

possess

musical

talents

and business

be fond of society, music, and public entertainments, and gratification of the senses. He will be independent in
qualifications, will

character, opposed to restraint or control, by no means domestic, but fond of an elegant home.

When
])

the

in

ztx

will display

Moon is in Aquarius the native mental and physical harmony of

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nature, will have superior tact and ability to please, and will be well fitted for mechanical

or musical pursuits.
trol

He will have much conover others, and be inclined to politics
life.

and
3)

city

When
in

the

Moon

is

in Pisces the native

X

have a practical business mind, good mechanical ability, will be industrious, and
will

adapted to literary pursuits. He will be restless and fond of variety, sensitive to blame,

and be inclined to love of power.

MOON
When
5
in

the

SIGNS FOR SUN IN LIBRA. Moon is in Aries the native
will

T

will
trol,

have a strong

and power of

self-con-

superior ability to conceal thoughts, feelings, and emotions, and the power to control
others by a word, with
speech.

great intensity of This position of the Moon enlarges
the

and

intensifies the

When
3 in H
will

be quiet,

powers of Libra. is in Taurus the native harmonious in nature and per-

Moon

sistent in business.
is

The

continuity of Libra
is

intensified, with the addition of carefulness
in-

and patience, and Libra's sensitiveness
creased.

When
D in
ii

the Moor*
?.

:s in

will

h=we

useless, active

Gemini the native mind adapted tp in-

tellectual

ress,

and educational spheres of usefulhigh aspirations, ability in the arts and and

'mathematics,

good

command

of

Ian-

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guage. Such a person
is

likely to

be "an ency-

clopedia of knowledge."

When
5 in
25
will

the

Moon

is

in

Cancer the native
family, faithful to

be fond of

home and

employers, and inclined to trade. This position adds to the sensitiveness of Libra and inclines to sexual indulgence.

When
j)

the

Moon

is

in

Leo

the native will

in

SI

be governed by intuitions and feelings, reason being subordinate. He will have a
will

strong love nature and be deeply devoted to
children, with an inclination

ism and a tendency to

live in
is

toward spiritualan ideal world.

When
5 in
v%
will

the

Moon

in

Virgo the native

be fond of music, inclined to follow his feelings, will be intuitive, and qualified for
speculation and trade.
the Moon is in Libra the native have the peculiarities and eccentricities of the Libra nature balanced and harmonized. He will have a bright intellect and business qualifications, will not be much inclined to seek the society of others, but will be satisfied with his own home and business, and will be
will

When

3)

in

=0=

usually successful therein.

When
3>

in HI

will

the Moon is in Scorpio the native be ambitious, proud of his abilities, desciences,

sirous of pleasing others, inclined to materialistic

and

will

to periodical literature.

have some adaptation He will be selfish,

learn. but restless. positive. and hence liable to premature death. The first is the incarnation of -activity and excitanatural speculators. general ideas. the Moon is in Pisces the native be fond of study. The bility. possess musical talent. The imaginative nature will . good. but in danger from gambling. When 3 in xzy the Moon is in Aquarius the native will a good teacher or college professor. When 3 in VJ the Moon is in Capricorn the native tendencies will have strong business and adaptations. When 5 in X . and liable to extremes of anger and hate. pered. but largely dependent on the kind of educa- other class has reasoning powers. and exhibit great sympathy and kindness.ASTROLOGY. tion received. inordinately fond of excitement. When 3) the moon is in Aries the native in T be hard. is quick to strongly inclined to public speaking. but Libra's morbid feelings of despondency will be increased. clear. with power to read character at first sight. 149 combative. rather hard-hearted and high-tem- 3 in / When the Moon is in Sagittarius the native will belong to one of two classes. and will hence be make adapted to public service in general. will MOON SIGNS FOR SUN IN SCORPIO. will be governed by intuition. possess fine mechanical talent. industrious in all directions.

When the Moon is in Leo the native will the D in SI display an intense love of the opposite sex. When the Moon is in Virgo the native. makes vigilant students who love to teach. often to morbidity. order and har- mony. less hard and positive. Those born under of Scorpio is intensified. will When creases the pride of the Scorpio nature. positive.150 ASTROLOGY. When D in 8 will the Moon in Taurus the native be more kind. and critical. and hate poverty and physical labor. of dis- eases of the brain. When the Moon is in Cancer the native 3) in 25 will show domestic tendencies and energy and activity in financial matters. to the medical pro- } in ii the Moon is in Gemini the native have an active mind. but are indisposed to follow an unpopular cult. with a dis- . with love of music. and sensitive than the normal Scorpio nature. this combination make good superintendents and managers. He will have talent for 5 in it* the ministry or medical profession. and an adaptation fession. will be active. sympathetic. He will crave sympathy and love of the opposite sex. are As husbands and wives they There is is liability bound to rule. love of art and science and an admiration for people in high This position of the Moon inposition. and will be liable to ideal and dreamy habits. and be liable to be led or misled by others.

buy only the richest and best. disposed to independence and self-reliance.. literary talent. practical in service. 151 position to self-sufficiency and fault-finding. He will love newspaper reading and have a tendency to literary pursuits. He will have nobility of feeling. and will be less liable to be led by others. he will desire to be in a position of control. life. }> in VJ Moon is in Capricorn the native be well suited to government employments. possess mechanical ability. will be intuitive with business perception and likely to succeed. . and in will When 3) in =2= general possess a good judgment. When J> in sx will ical the Moon is in Aquarius the native have great adaptation for public or polithuman nature. life He will also mind. be fond of the sciences. and be faithful be adapted to com- and be liable to marry for money. sound judgment of conservatism. following out rigidly rules and customs. fondness for the theater. the Moon is in Libra the native be inclined to doubt. not inclined to close friendship. will be careful of his words. and be indisposed to the use of his hands. He will be domestic. in business. possess much pride. will have an mercial active. will the will When study hard to be thoroughly proficient in whatever he engages in. When the Moon is in Scorpio the native } in HI will be materialistic "in thought and feeling.ASTROLOGY.

will This position increases the restlessness of . He will be subject to nervous difficulties and headaches.152 ASTROLOGY. When 3) the Moon is in Aries the native in T will show unparalleled mental activity and will-power. is When 3 in II the Moon in Gemini the native possess love of order and beauty. MOON SIGNS FOR SUN IN SAGITTARIUS. anxious about success in life. fies and adaptation for such This position of the Moon intensi- to its the excitability of Scorpio and gives rein vicious tendencies. Sagittarius. indisin public or to form new acquaintances. The ladies born under this position make good cooks and natural housewives. In general the native is posed to meeting others very sensitive. and will possess a tendall ency to science in departments. and have admiration for people of will literary attainments pursuits. sympathy. with some 3> liability to insanity. and musical talent. When in b will the Moon is in Taurus the native possess kindness. When the Moon is in Cancer the native . a desire to help. and when not engaged in business will become morbid and discontented. studious. educational and artistic abilities. will be always in a hurry. with adaptation to the medical pro- fession. When the Moon is in Pisces the native D in X be restless.

and have a disposition to use hard and sarcastic will be positive. This position refines the taste and gives love If forced out of their normal of harmony. and in danger of an unworthy marriage alliance. possessed of great pride. and will be likely to. yet prompt and active in mind and body. will and sometimes possess linguistic abilities. the Moon is in Scorpio the native determined. will be susceptible to the opposite sex. When 3> the Moon is in Virgo the native in "")j be an intuitive musician. When > in == will the fine Moon is in Libra the native quick perceptions. 5 in 25 15-3 will be economical and industrious. course of life these people are liable to be morbid and restless. considerable conventionality.ASTROLOGY. act wholly from interior feelings. makes the native cool and quiet. . in When 3) the Moon visions is Leo the native will in SI and dreams. Those born under this posibe given to tion of the Moon are likely to be peculiarly isolated characters. with a fine business mind. This position of intuitions. possess fine discrimination in mathematics and the fine arts. have the moon balances the Sagittarius nature. When 3 in n\. will foresee public events. will be interested in religious and reformatory movements. with great love of home and family. from the heart.

will be more adapted to general plans than minutiae. rather careless. and usually successful in money-making. 5 in / When the Moon is in Sagittarius the native will be well-balanced. though men are not. but is liable to come to grief by over-confidence and unwise investment. free. and will be faithful in domestic life. He will lack judgment and reliabut have great power to resist disease. will is in When the Moon have high business aspirations. When D in the Moon is in Pisces the native X and industrious. liberal. abounding in plans and schemes.154 ASTROLOGY. and unusual love of music. Women are likely to follow 3) in SSZ music as a profession. but liable to worry and restlessness he will be faithful to the marriage vow and not inclined to changes. bility. language. with a clear and decisive mind. MOON When 3) SIGNS FOR SUN IN CAPRICORN. yet prompt and industrious. will be faithful . 3 in \5 Capricorn the native will have an excellent business mind. the moon is in Aries the native in T have an active brain full of speculative ideas and plans and the tenacity to carry them will . There danger of overwork. When the Moon is in Aquarius the native will quickly form pleasant and profitable acquaintances. independent. he will be good as a salesman or business agent.

When D in II the Moon is in Gemini the native possess a studious and active mind.ASTROLOGY. appetites. literature. have good will command and show cle. When When 5 in SI the Moon is in Leo the native will be inclined to be led by his feelings. dissatisfaction in the domestic cir- D in 25 the Moon is in Cancer the native have high aspirations for beauty and eleThis position adds to Capricorn's gance. and ideality. but will have an unbending will. He will be a fine judge of the qualities of things. economical tendencies and mechanical abilwill ities. musical talent. ardent and sanguine feelings. When the Moon is in Virgo the native will love beauty and elegance. will be a builder of air-castles. When D in 8 will the Moon is in Taurus the native have a persistent mind. When the Moon is in Libra the native . and will possess j> in njj adaptation for the church. will be restless under control or self-restraint. a fondness for science. out. and be in dan- ger of unhappiness in marriage from failing to realize his ideal of love. and will be adapted to medical study. and passions. conservative ideas. 153 He will be incapable of working out the minutiae of things. of language and musical abilities. and oratory. be over-liberal. ardent. likely to spontaneous. zealpus.

^ will D in be quick and bright in intuition. This position increases anger and aversion to manual labor. order and elegance. When the Moon is in Aquarius the native will be adapted to dealing with the many. public speaking or office-holding un- der government. will He will be kind. adapted to literary pursuits. When the Moon 3) in n^ will is in Scorpio the native have great power to hide his feelings. Women will be dissatisfied in the domestic sphere. domestic rela- tions. will be thorough in business.156 ASTROLOGY. kind and gentle in domestic life. more inclination to write than to speak. When "y Moon clear. dislike country life. will possess dignity of character. Women should 3 in sty marry wealth unless they have it. and will succeed best in mercantile pursuits or organizing government or corporative interests. 3 in / When the Moon is in Sagittarius the native will have mental activity and be inclined to act on first thought. but the restless in possess love of music. is in Capricorn the native will love in \5 will have a active brain. . will exhibit command- ing positiveness and hardness. hence will be liable to business failure and mistake and ex- travagance. will be independent and indisposed to confidential relations. will not be adapted to physical labor. see that his plans and arrangements are carefully bal- anced.

adapted to medicine. studious. over-anxious about success in will life. animals. When 3) in T will the Moon is in Aries the native possess a stubborn. MOON SIGNS FOR SUN IN AQUARIUS. When 3) 157 the Moon is in Pisces the native in X be persevering and industrious. industrious in all the minutiae of life. or be adapted to professional life. Women will be dissatisfied in marital relations. show mechanical and a desire to excel in whatever he undertakes. the Moon is in Cancer the native to the diseases be nervous and sensitive. When Moon is in Leo the native will .ASTROLOGY. and will be inclined to control in whatever sphere placed. Ladies When D in 25 will take up dressmaking and the like. quiet nature. will be indisposed to communicate plans to others. and economical. but will make good general superintendwill ents for any business. active and practical in business. take an skill. economical. When the Moon is in Gemini the native D in ii will have good command of language. be fond of farming interests. very susceptible and conditions of others. When D in 8 will the Moon is in Taurus the native etc. inthe dustrious. with great self-control.. He is likely to will adopt the literary profession. Those born under this position make loving and harmonious companions. interest in politics.

me- chanical abilities and an adaptation for trade. sitiveness of Aquarius. speaking and the church. will be possessed of an active religious nature. will be industrimore executive than studious. qualities. fond of home.158 ASTROLOGY. This position counteracts the senand aids literary. When the Moon is in Capricorn the native . plain handwriting. He will be economical. to worship in love and best adapted to a country life. liable to overdo. logical mind. faithfulness in service. edu- cational or public life. and natural occult powers. and conditions will be governed by intuitions. 3 in WL the Moon is in Scorpio the native be adapted to trade. discriminative as a judge of weights. possess . be liable to over-reaching and diswill When honesty. He will be liable to be deceived and misled in love affairs. When 5 in UK will the Moon is in Virgo the native have a clear. accurate. When the Mocn is in Sagittarius the na3) in / tive will be impulsive and premature in judgment. and possess a clear. in SI 3) show devotion amounting relations. measures. will be zealous in religion. have a tendency to remember injuries. sometimes penurious. a faithful husband or wife. pride of personal appearance. and desirous of being loved. be adapted to public ous. 3) in =2= When the Moon is in Libra the native will be keen. will drive bargains without feeling. foresight.

adapted to mental rather than physical labor. will be will fond of books and inclined to literary pursuits. When D in zx will the Moon is in Aquarius the native be independent. . positive. be love of knowledge. When the Moon in Pisces the native > in X be persevering. self-reliance and gives danger of overwork. adapted to He will be life or mercantile pursuits. inwardly with strong desires and feelings. frank. This position increases willful. especially if it brings him into intimate is relations with people. careful. will have a high sense of honor. more easily coaxed than driven. restless unless in a position requiring great activity.ASTROLOGY. a fondness for detail. and an interior love nature. active. and an inclina- tion to manufacturing business. . When the Moon is in Taurus the native 3 in 8 be externally quiet and easy.nervous. The native will be considerate of will active. a sense of economy. expressive. There will be adaptation for the medical profession and natural sciences. He will be likely to confine himself to one pursuit. D in XJ 159 will public be active. and in general possessed of an harmonious character. strength. MOON SIGNS FOR SUN IN PISCES. excitable. with great discretion and wisdom. When D in the Moon is in Aries the native will T headstrong.

being kind-hearted and confiding. When 5 in =a= and fond of agriculture. This position inspires the activity of the Pisces nature. and an adaptation to professional life. When 3 in 25 will the Moon is in Cancer the native have a sensitive nature. causes a disinclination to work under others. subject to melancholy. the When Moon is in Virgo the native will love mathematics and abstruse subjects. sensi- tiveness to the influence of the opposite sex. He 3 in 1% will be inclined to isolation and' extremes. be liable to excessive industry and overwork. with fore- . and hence liable to disappointments in this direction and in financial matters. be inclined to be positive and exacting. generalization rather than minutiae. the Moori is in Libra the native will have a deep. which may make him morbid or penurious. unlikely to marry. yet possessed of great love of the op- posite sex. with a tendency This position tends to to penuriousness.160 ASTROLOGY. a high ideal of love. quiet thoughtfulness. He will be liable to mistakes in the bestowal of love and friendship. When D in ii will ity. others. difficult to please. When D in SI the Moon is in Leo the native will have great vitality. which if restrained causes melancholy. mechanical abiland an inclination to public speaking. and an inclination to the occult. the Moon is in Gemini the native have love of knowledge. studiousness.

perhaps sullen in temperament. When D in / tive will the Moon is in Sagittarius the na- be active. and carefulness. He will tend to be hard and jealous in domestic life. When the Moon is in Pisces the native will . and an adaptation will When to be a general superintendent or manager. an inclination to poetic and if a woman will be better adapted to business than a domestic When D in HI will the Moon is in Scorpio the native be quiet.ASTROLOGY. He will be industrious and liable to overwork. art tendencies. and have an adaptation to journalism. restless. subject to conventionality and selfishness. yet have considerable power of self-control. mechanical abil- and an inclination to rethought and life. sight 161 and life. When the Moon is in Aquarius the native D in zz will find the studious tendencies . with a tendency to extremes in every direction. somewhat lacking in adapted to mercantile pursuits or public life. ligious D in VJ the Moon is in Capricorn the native have decided business talent. love great attainments in education. and be inclined to political and public occupations. literary pursuits. of Pisces somewhat counteracted fidelity to friends. he will be bright. an inclination to plan and speculate. of a cheery habit of mind. frequently a love of music and the fine arts. and if a' woman would not take kindly to domestic life. ities.

D in and be subject to morbid sex inclinations and melancholy. but will be active and persevering.162 ASTROLOGY. though lacking confidence in his powers and abilities. . X be disinclined to launch into new ventures.

inclines to baldness. fond of good and abundant self-esteem. not at all sensative. Middle stature. *NOTE. . active. ACCORDING TO MESSRS.* T. ambitious. sometimes rather fierce in aspect. mild. Stature generally large. broad-set. com. inclined and quick to imbibe free. inclined to art and science. of modern writers. 25. plexion not very clear. complexion fair. generally discreet and judicious. These men are among: the most accurate Their descriptions may be depended on in most cases. =2=. and impulsive. eloquent and agile. ruddy or rather dark complexion. and quick in judgment. SI. WILDE AND DODSON. anything but antagonistic. disposition active. animal nature dominant. brown or swarthy complexion. lacking energy. oval face. gentle. very receptive in mind. 8 Short stature. courteous. determined. Slender in form as a rule. quick. complexion indifferent. inactive. Generally rather tall and slender. Generally above the medium height. thick-set. firm. bold. Moderate stature. 163 APPENDIX D. full of self-confidence and n. DESCRIPTION OF PERSONS PRODUCED BY EACH OP THE SIGNS WHEN ASCENDING ALONE AT BIRTH. piercing sight. fare. timid. active. ingenious. broad shoulders. complexion sanguine.ASTROLOGY. irjj. but usually most unfeeling. agile.

not dogmatic. moderately well built. firm. generally tall. broad head and face. carriage. art and science. unemotional. commanding carriage. and rather violent. Low or responsible positions. conversible. stature. amiable. very shrewd. constant in attachment. honor and rectitude exceptionally good. finesse is marked. sociable. close in nature. complexion fair. inclined to be rude. reflective. short limbs. make a acter. unemotional. thick-set. free and open countenance. kind. unfeeling. or refined tastes.164 ASTROLOGY. un1 kind. but often capricious. thinly built. cautious. qualities. vanity and self-esteem strong. tions considerably. Aspects received by planets in the asc. finesse and diplomacy dominant. Short stature. Rather above middle stature. candid and fond of sport. little executive and aggressive power. . unfit for prominent and possessing many excellent X. / Handsome and well formed. quick in observation. sometimes bald. and has decided objection to undue familiarity. XX. XJ . HI. Middle stature. Planets in the ascendant vary above descripPlanets rising. abrupt. features generally long. very unstable in opinion and action. have also a strong influence on the char- . graceful. rather sensative to impressions. slow in motion. and fond of intellectual culture. slight difference. Note. rarely possessing elegant. ambitious and reserved. dull in comprehension. inclined to be stout. rather subtle and selfish. indolent. excellent moral basis of character. not commanding in steadfast. but not in the asc. peculiar in motion.

whose D is in The former would be less active physically than / the latter. but a lighter comOn the other hand. In describing the personal appearance the student into consideration the asc. persevering and contentious. 165 Tropical signs generally incline the mind much and the study of theology. ed by planets. whose j) is in X and another. and speculative. and volatile. the native will be a n person with some resemblance to the TH. ascend unoccupiof the asc. distinction. acute. firm active. inventive. prudent. Fixed signs make uncompromis- ing. versatile. and planets therein. should n\. the . strict. great deal also depends on the aspects of the lord of the asc. $ being found in VJ the native will have the form of a scorpio person. thereby explaining the endless variety of mankind. benevolent. also more cold and insipid in nature. but also the sign occupied by the lord For instance. . pied and $ be found in n\. Should 5 ascend and the D be found in / or SI in 6 with theO> the native would have a full share of the must not only take . inquisitive. It is and same with the other planets.. Take a ID person. constant. . man. Bicorporeal signs make the mind it variable. should n ascend unoccuplexion.ASTROLOGY. A solar nature. just. being noble-hearted. patient. Such are ingenious. The to political matters. firm.

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APPENDIX K. while musical and artistic tastes and talents would be produced by 9 * $ and the same aspect would make him courteous. . served that O. . witty. GEORGE WASHINGTON. and wariness. WILDE AND DODSON. The 6 of 9 with h gave imagination and sensuousness. $ is . > . and oratorical abilities would emanate from these positions. $ * h would give precision. and love of public approbation would rise from 9 A S 9 and O. his own sign. ticularly successful in his dealings with the other sex. posited in the nth house. and an ingenious mind. protrayed many powerful friends and much assistance from them. war. $ A #. other products of this conjunction being finesse and diplomacy: Vanity. most dominant in this figure. literary. ambition. $>!<:$ added originality of thought and impressions. $ and $ in the 7th indicated many open antagonists and much opposition and He would not be partrouble in the conjugal state. is in mundane trine to that $ is very strongly posited in the house of planet. Much good fortune and many fine qualities would emanate from 5 and 1J. and is in 5jc to 9 h and $ Linguistic. though within orb of aquartile aspect with $ in the zodiac. 167 HOROSCOPES OP GREAT MEN AS READ BY MESSRS... being in r^ . and amiable.ASTROLOGY. This configuration points to judging from 9 6 fy It should be obsecret foes and disagreeable rumors. caution.

D 6 $ would make his mind hopelessly entangled with the material world. "Ye Our destinies And claim and create In us such love and reverence from afar. and h being lord of the 7th. 'tis to be forgiven. of 3 with O. revengeful.168 ASTROLOGY. The par. sult.C. That in our aspirations to be great. ignoble ones preponderated. on the O mid-heaven. He died April 19th. judging from D 6 y. a kindred with you. .and $ with #. power. life. If in your bright leaves we would read the fate Of men and empires. A captious temper and a morbid sensitiveness would be produced by $ $ making him quick to take offence. Warmth Byron was of affection would emanate from 9 stern. when the followingdirections were operated: D the was but 6 removed from the 6 of ^ nh. and disposed to travel. judging from 9 6 in the M. of variable moods. o'erleap their mortal state. and the J being afflicted by W unhappiness in love-affairs and marriage would thus re." Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. The last-named aspect operates in both the 7th and 8th houses. erratic. impulsive. uncertain. 1824. He was keenly susceptible to D 6 $ and 9 6 ^ all that was grand and beautiful. and if . have named themselves a star.. <$ provoked.<?(?$R. which are the poetry of heaven. and often a slave to sensuous passions. and with voluptuousness. A beauty. He was very eccenh . and a mystery. as deduced from $ in ZD. for ye are Byron was a man . as deduced from the affliction of $ by $ the latter being in the ascendant. fame. LORD B\RON. and this position of h would also pro>2 duce shyness. would add many fine and attractive qualities. at age 46 years and 3 months. but the tric. . That fortune.])n9. hence his mental conceptions were not always healthy. stars.

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she was independent of opinions and creeds. powers. and was a close student of human nature. indicating also considerable firmness. . house in a movable sign would give considerable mental activity. and also sequence of ideas. and courageous.ASTROLOGY. and a decidedly masculine mind. fond of wordy combat. The native was highly critical. as deduced from the and the presence of $ in / opposition of $ to She possessed sound judgment and excellent reasonD posited in 3rd ing powers. She was inclined to be scornful. penetrating. and indeed if they could. and particularly any inconsistencies." "Babies can't choose their own horoscopes. friction with and oppo- . protrays a self- confident person. judging from $ sjc y. and would often display rashness and precipitancy. O had P ^f. bold. . wilful. As deduced from $ 8 % from 9th and 3rd houses. O in the fixed sign n^ in ascendant. almost obstinacy. GEORGE ELIOT. being on the cusp of the 4th house. possessing a mind of her own in all matters. and had very large perceptive "4. $ 8 ^ indicated impediments and annoyances. chap. which made her able to detect instantly the motives of others. TJ. She would see a great deal more of the world than most people. and wide-awake. 4. and also musical and literary abilities. The 6 of 9 and $ gives the power of acquiring languages. which indicated honor and success chiefly at the latter part of life. there might be an inconvenient rush of babies at particular epochs!" Romola.

I. but he could have no motive to misrepresent the matter. side. sition .. and have the middle of the sign === on the asc. Students that are familiar with Napoleon's appearance must know that he could not possibly be a ^ man. n^ was on the asc. 2/ in n^ is much more characteristic of the man than ^ moreover. and the former is in close * is . J n $ rad.in the house of wealth.. $ 8 DR.. given by a hisHe does not quote the act of birth. the heart. xz. would give much Vanity would emanate from $ and this characteristic would be to the fore. O 8 As these aspects were from Stand $ prog. The horoscopes published by Worsdale. and a mind free from bias and the influence of others.. 8 ~4. signifying success in battle. 1880: 8 $ rad. m. handed. At 11:30 a. with 11 therein. HI from her father. Oxley. but obnoxious to the insincere.. m. THE EMPEROR NAPOLEON of Napoleon's birth torian of his life at 11:30 a. There is besides no historical authority for such a birth-time. The position of . The following directions coincide with her death. this time brings S and the O on the meridian. The time to 3/. The connection of $ with $ would add originality of thought. The ^c of 5 and 2/ the former being. and back would be seriously affected for some months before death. and $ 's position would cause trouble with her publishers. December 22nd. and others.ASTROLOGY. m. She had a candour which was refreshing to the opengain from literature.. are computed for 9:45 a.

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his credit there would fluctuate. sharp. of war. the nose being slightly curved and rather long. and * to 11 in the asc. The North Scale. a feature which so often happens in the nativities of parent and child. ^ in the 9th house in 8 to the D brought him disaster in distant lands.. as signified by $ # 2/. warfare which gave him his throne. these planets beto $ in the house $ in the M. Another strong confimation of the correctness of this figure is. treachery and starvation. a star said to be of the nature of $ is conjoined with the O on the M. and could not stay his descent from power. It is noteworthy that Regulus. battle. but being. ascends with y. and the eyes having a fixed. as he would there meet with deceit. in ing elevated.. porters were. and the opposition just named. representing the general His suppublic. more numerous than his opponents. The portraits of Napoleon show that he was a good type of the TH. C. said by the ancients to bring good fortune and eminence. . person. C. gave him military support. and is strong signification of the opposition he met with in life. .in his 173 $ near the llth house indicates a powerful ally in detriment would cause indiscretion and rashness in contention. but ultimate disgrace and ruin. is here the nadir of the younger Napoleon. and indicated the success in. and $ being A . old authors aver. and the 7th house. zz the sign of h is said to rule Russia. brings military preferment. and penetrating look. which. The position of $ in the 7th house in <? to 2/ alone accounts for Napoleon divorcing his Empress. however.ASTROLOGY. C. . that Napoleon's M.

. which rules the breast and stomach. scruple to sacrifice others to gain their ends. rising in r/i would make him eagerly avaricious and egotistical. and . points to organic weakness of the stomach and active system. bold steadfast of purpose. C. finesse. %. D 8 $ 6 would add wariJ? unknown. fear of the occult science. being occupied by these houses and planets would in some way assist to bring about his fall. pugnacity and vanity. The evil houses here are and h and the 7th and 9th. and system. were the causes of the Moscow in . were inspired by "4. to $ giving him force of character and determination. sea and land. O n 11 would produce a derangement of the liver. which disease would be lingering and chronic as signified by Saturn.his detriment. The man's exaggerated ambition. inflexible and unand ambitious of honor. is a sure sign of a lift to power and position of trust. The O on the M. . It is remarkable that Napoleon is said to have died of cancer of the stomach.174 ASTROLOGY. * $ in elevation. Men with $ so much to the fore at birth rarely If. h is in a watery sign and on the thres. Besides being in the house of long journeys and foreign lands. and a leaning to gave him marked intuition and good mental qualities. in n\. confidence. h is in 55. D <? h and $ ness. hold of a fiery sign. and y. which signifies disaster abroad both by fire and water. V. n O. selfcatastrophe. unafflicted by the malefics. making him flinching. and being in close opposition with the moon.

puted for 8:10 the M. and a XJ on asc. Q a # D D $ and give him excessive aspirations.ASTROLOGY. or 9 here at birth have an attractive and fascinating . and $ rising in zx lends an aggressive. fearful of committing himself. which brings $ to the cusp of in this position is sure to cause a fluctuThe figure displays a subtle and credit. independence. craft. People with y. m." and a map for about 8 o'clock is cerThe horoscope is comtainly characteristic of him. instability. and force of character. yet. 175 M. O and $ being in the asc. making him . and makes him kind and considerate. On^/jS^^jDnO at all times scrupulouly and a nd D D $ (the latter being in a subtle sign) show that he is secretly vain catering unobserved for the . Mr. but perhaps not sufficient to make him conscientiously exact. in the 3rd (one of the mental houses). y. Gladstone has stated that he was born " about breakfast-time. The esteem power over others. THE RIGHT HON. vehement and ODD . People with $ in VJ on the asc. is in which he is held by so many people brought about by 9 in the 12th. indicates that he is ever feeling his way along. finesse.. preferring universal distinction and approval to an empty title. W capricious man. as $ also ascends. GLADSTONE. W. E. he possesses great determination and physical and moral power. contentious spirit. applause of the multitude. atinga. endows the native with some fine qualities. noted for fickle judgment. are diplomacy. P. C. too. give self-confidence.

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. There is a daring arrogance about him. are here marked. and beneath all his actions there is a subtle egotism to be found from the aspects previously referred strategic. to. it is plain that the illustrious native is a most remarkable blend of character.ASTROLOGY. and otherwise powerfully placed. however. There is indication. makes his mind extremely ascending in active. he is diplomatic in every move. but $ being in a movable and capricious sign and in n to D decision and fixed. deduced from D n $ and n Jl propelled by $ in asc. and the fact that so many planets are in the asc. and every inch a disputant. in fact. would not stop at mutilating any impediment. and able controvertist. judging from The latter in the position of $ in quartile with $ . highly intuitive. timid sign. making him far-seeing. s|c to $ in asc. From the numerous and varied aspects in this figure. 1 17 } 1 haughty and self-assertive. He is courteous. $ in >5 robs him of all honest bluntness. but and never gives himself away. ness of purpose are wanting-. earnestness. hence it is very difficult to detect his motives and inconsistencies. h and $ in a fearful. that he would use the knowledge acquired by an observative mind for his own aggrandizement. $ D to $ makes him courageous. worldly-wise. in fact. although the restraining faculties produced by D %. to gain his ends. and that planet being conjoined with O gives him a keen preception. O and $ give him much 1 . analytical and ingenious. and of ready comprehension. and. polemics have a fascination for him.

though this was an obscure ingredient.C. and some degree of obstinancy when opposed. and he was naturally vigilant. as deduced from 5 P $ and >jc $ D D 5 and these were the aspects . The following adverse influences coincide with his death in May. The latter intheM. . .178 ASTROLOGY. and $ c: ^. 1885. 5 n h. be observed that 9 is again connected with ^ this time by an $ and P. O n h. A D in the 2nd house shows honours and exceptional pecuniary success. O n 2. ful. . D n $ from the 5th and 2nd houses signifies death of one or more of the offspring. ingenous mind. he possessed a very active. Judging from $ % $ in the 3rd house. O <? h on the other hand indicates misfortune. low vitality. which gave him his literary ability. when his heath would begin to fail). inspiration. and this position of $ gave firmness. VICTOR HUGO. and indifferent health. $ inP$ and* $. He would see more than most men. D leaving the D of $ and (complete June. acute. His mind was sharp. and penetrating. 1884. hence he possessed imagination. together with much self-confidence. and the same aspect coupled with O S ^ would tend to lessen the stability and force of his character. 9 is also P 11. and a keen sense of the beautiIt will . O 8 11 would give a certain amount of vanity.

for One Year (1887).ASTROLOGY. 179 LONGITUDE. TABLE No. TIME OF SUN For Mean Noon Day of at Greenwich. Month. . DECLINATION AND SIDEKEAI. 1.

Day of Month .J80 ASTROLOGY. I. TABLE No. Continued.

Month.ASTROLOGY. I. Continued. . TABLE Day of 181 No.

Continued. TABLE No. Day of Month.182 ASTROLOGY. . I.

TABLE Day of 183 No.ASTROLOGY. \. . Month.-ContinueJ.

Day of Month. 1. Continued. TABLE No.184 ASTROLOGY. .

Month.ASTROLOGY. Continued. I. . TABLE Day of 185 No.

1S6 ASTROLOGY. TABI/E No. Continued. Day of Month. I. .

ASTROLOGY. . TABLE Day of 187 No. 1. Month. Continued.

188 ASTROLOGY.-Continued. \. . Day of Month. TABLE No.

-Continutd. Month. TABLE Day of 18ft No.ASTROLOGY. \. .

190 ASTROLOGY. TABLE No. . LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE OF ONE CYCLE OF THE MOON For Noon and Midnight. 2. Day of Month.

Year. 1st and July 1st of each year from 1840 to 1903. .ATlTUDB OF THE MOON For noon Jan. AND I. 3.ASTROLOGY. TABLE IvONCITUDB 191 No.

192 ASTROLOGY. LONGITUDE AND LATITUDE OF THE MOON.3. . TABLE No.-Continued. Year.

15. HELIOCENTRIC Longitude and Latitude of one cycle of 193 TABLE MERCURY (July 19 to Oct. No.ASTROLOGY.) Day . 4. 1902.

TABLE No. Continued. 4.194 ASTROLOGY. Day .

20. 5. 1903. 9 to Sept.ASTROLOGY.) Day . 195 HELIOCENTRIC Longitude and Latitude of one cycle of VENUS (Feb.

196 ASTROLOGY. S-Continutd. TABLE No. Day .

^-Continued.ASTRO LOGY. 197 . TABLE Day No.

1896. HEWOCBNTRIC I/ongitude and Latitude of one cycle of MARS For intervals of Sixteen* days (July Day 25.ASTROLOGY. . TABLE No. 1898). to June 11. 6.

Year . 199 TABLE No. SIDKKEAL TIME AND HELIOCENTRIC LONGITUDE AND LATITUDE Of the Planets for Noon at Greenwich on Jan. 1st of each year from 1840 to 1903.ASTROLOGY. 7. PART I.

TABLE No. Saturn. . SIDEREAL TIME AND HEUOCENTTIC LONGITUDE AND LATITUDE Of the Planets for Noon at Greenwitch on Jan.200 ASTROLOGY. 7. 1st of each year from 1840 to 1903. PART II.

7-PART I. 201 Continued. TABLE Year No. .ASTROLOGY.

TABLE Saturn.ASTROLOGY. No. . 7-PART \\.-Continued.

1 1 <Y> . TABLE No.ASTROLOGY. For Chang-ing Degrees of the Circle to Degrees of the Signs the Zodiac. 8.

274 4 VJ . 8 Continued. TABLE No.204 ASTROLOGY.

332. h Revolves round Sun in 10.7d or 84. $ Revolves round Sun in 87d 23h 5m 43.622 years.2d or 29. Earth Revolves round Sun in 36Sd 6h 9m 9. in equals minutes.46s.759.ASTROLOGY. s equals seconds.6s.129d or 164. "4. S Revolves round Sun in 686d 23h 30m 413. Heliocentric Revolution of each of the Planets and Geocentric Revolution of the Moon.6d or 11. 9 Revolves round Sun in 224d 16h 49m 8s. 205 TABLE Time Required for No. Revolves round Sun in 30. 9.458 yeara. .91s. D Revolves round Earth NOTE Abreviations: d equals days.862 years.689.Revolves round Sun in 4. One in 27d 7h 43m 11. h equals hours. ty Revolves round Sun in 60.018 years.

TABLE No. Calculated to within one-quarter of a degree. Dec. . 22 y< 23 S 23 '. 50 and every degree of Declination. 30 to I*at. The column under each latitude indicates that even degrees are found in the first column.at. 10. there The no fraction. 25 K 26 260 28 X 28 12 13 14 IS 16 H % 17 a 21 18 19 24% X X 22 23 232T NOTE. ASCENSIONAL DIFFERENCES For each Second Degree from L. 32 34 C 42 44 c 1 2 2 K 3 2 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 11 tfi 9 10 11 12 H % 7 8 9 10 11 12 K % 13 14 25 26 27 28 29 1334 15 16 16 M % 14% 13 17 170 IS 20 21 2Z 23 23 27 15 X in the second 19 20 21 22 23 X % % 'A S8 20 21 % % X 23 24 24 % 26% 16 U 17 y 4 17 H 18 18 19 19 JX 21 5* 21 22 y.206 ASTROLOGY.

E No. 207 TABL.ASTROLOGY. Aries. 11. . RIGHT ASCENSION of every fifth degree of the Zodiac.

ASTROLOGY.208 . 35 12. TABLE No. Sidereal TABLE OP HOUSES. Time. FOR LATITUDES 30. and 40 N. .

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