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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 . " . ALPHEUS in astrology SIR We bold there is more truth than in astrologers. the Astronomer. on the Art of Reading the-Stars : : BY A.

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

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

But it is not the event that he really can say anything about. tain some cer- A horoscope indicated the character for a lawyer. His disposition naturally led him to associate himself with whatever eminent female criminal client might then have need of a lawyer. only the disposition of the child to meddle with water at that age. as I personally believe it to be. that there are two kinds of fate the one in a man's own With character.6 INTRODUCTION. The child will very likely fall into the water. illustrates the fact. many people have died violent deaths for which It simply there seems no reason in the horoscope. Again. 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. For instance. it was by no means the stars that brought that client to him. those outside circumstances astrology has nothing to . foretells that a child should die of drowning in his sixth year. 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. an astrologer at birth. who at a certain period of his life would have an inclination toward female clients. of a the commonest emotions most elementary kind. but astrology had no possible means of knowing that one would fish him out before he was drowned. If at that time he had such a distinguished client. the other in circumstances outside. human being are of the And this confusion of knowledge has introduced into astrology vital mistakes. as in a case I have in mind.

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

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

let us state a few facts and then make a natural deduction. tion can But granting certain facts as patent. if not a theory. First. proceed to deduce an hypothesis. let us : with certain types of physique. 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. There are not a score. All these influences are ascribed to the birth moment of and the time immediately following.INTRODUCTION. what explanayou give? asks the scientist. 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 . after mak- ing ample allowance for coincidences. but thou- sands. ence of the facts he has only to look into the cases that lie easily before him. 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. results quite the reverse have appeared to follow angles of light of ninety degrees and one hundred and eighty (square "and opposition aspects). 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 . 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.

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

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

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

The child in the . and later effects take a secondary place.INTRODUCTION. Chemical or other rays coming at a certain angle might harmonize with each other easily and produce a favorable ethereal 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. It is well known that the character of the light comto aspects of Jupiter ing from the various planets varies greatly. either neutralizing each other or producing irregular vibrations of the ether. character of the planet and its atmosphere. 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. while rays coming at other angles would interfere with each other. the beginning of the process determines the general direction or tendency of the result. Ptolemy said that Saturn was cold and Mars. Most of the light coming from the planets is reflected but what rays are reflected and what are absorbed depends wholly on the . 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. . 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. the light of the sun being most comprehensive. favorable human development. 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.

an effect which has therefore not been duly observed. 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. including the moon. and being direct and comprehensive is not so productive of variation as the irregularly reflected light from the planets. 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. But undoubtedly we have here a strong argument for the existence of some other ele- ment than light rays in effecting crystallization. This strongly suggests that the second element in human crystallization. position of the signs of the zodiac and of the sun in relation to them should mean the combined effect There given moment. Still. Planets in conjunction with the sun are observed to lend to the light of the sun their own character. The is just one grave objection to the light theory. which is in accord with the general laws of ethereal vibration. the light that of the stars at various angles. is the magnetic condition of the earth according to its position in reference to the sun. 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. . corresponding to pressure in the case of minerals. taking into consideration we are dealing with the total effect of all stars above the horizon.14 INTRODUCTION. Also we know that the light of most of the fixed stars is like that of the sun.

Hiram Butler. And besides that. it is ents at the time immediately preceding birth. and likewise he connected the winds coming from various quarters with different planets by a very far-fetched analogy." characteristic by the condition of the minds of the par- first place. . All the other matters I have mentioned are merely analo- . scarcely be possible to go farther in definite knowledge. . the latter has to be taken for convenience as the starting point. tries to Mr. 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. 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. mine. account for every author of "Solar Biology. If we adopt the theory of crystallization. Evidently never entered his mind. the sun dry. the theory of human crystallization has never before been definitely presented. Saturn was dry and cold. the moon moist. Mars dry and hot. 15 As far as I am aware. etc. Thus. 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. what we know of heredity would lead us to believe that the molding forces begin to operate long before the time of birth.INTRODUCTION. human crystallization had Heredity has been so that one of the best much talked of in recent years modern writers. Ptolemy spoke of the various planets and luminaries as being associated with different degrees of heat and humidity.

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. 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. Ether is but a theory and human crystallization may be . is well known that the process of crystallization that is. for by its aid beautiful and varying bands of color are produced. human ingenuity will never penetrate in all probability . polarization is complete only when the beam comes of polarization. gies to give vrai-semblance to the theory as a good working hypothesis. The interference of polarized light is even more interesting than that of ordinary light. And while looking for analogies.16 INTRODUCTION. quite as good a theory for purposes of investigating the . the arrangement of the molecules of a substance in ceris easily interfered with. tain regular orders For inif water is violently agitated it may be reduced several degrees below the freezing point before it congeals. The same is true if it is left absolutely quiet. 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. Doubtless the light from planets in opposition or conjunction would exhibit the same phenomena. Moreover. at certain points the two rays destroy each other. stance. from a fixed angle. It it nomena . when light is reflected from a polarized sur- face. would be well to consider the very interesting pheof the interference and polarization of light.

calls attention to the fact that if a metal disc is supported at the center and is made to vibrate by a violin bow. it vibrates in secdons of thirty degrees. J. 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. Heber Smith. If this theory is adopted it will be observed that . 17 strange effects produced on human character by positions and combinations of heavenly bodies. writing in the Arena. as may be seen by sand springledoverit. . while our studies in the past have been chiefly of unifying forces. Thus the theory of evolution and heredity is not in the least interfered with. Dr.INTRODUCTION. it for horary astrology that it does not account for the happening of events. at least we get a glimpse of the individualizing forces. Note. for there is no force but is directly or indirectly convertible into any other. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The above directions will be fully illustrated in Chapter VIII. day will be the correct latitude. of our horoscope. year to year. The latitude opposite the last of birth. We now have We all the astronomical data that will be . 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 . So the true latitude is not always that opposite the true longitude as given in the table.38 ASTROLOGY. therefore proceed to the interpretation required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

and when two planets have an equal right they are bracketed together. In the the name of the planet.ASTROLOGY. two numbers are given. . part of the sign it is strongest in. 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. When a planet has a double right in a sign. and the third this brings us.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 the equator They may be a little north or a little south of the zenith point. of course we should have a series of circles spherically parallel to the horizon. But as we go north or south. accordingly.ASTROLOGY. and the zenith geographical meridian are the greatest variation is at ninety degrees from this zenith meridian common to both. at right angles to the horizon. and all the planets move straight over the earth. and the error of position. but they rise straight up from the horizon to the zenith meridian. The arc of direction. whatever their declination. and their change of place easily measured by the difference of right ascension. is accordingly altered. 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. steadily decreases as a planet nears the meridian. The circle passing through the zenith perpenthe dicular to these we call mundane circle. Of course the zenith "horizonal" meridian identical . 73 through these two points pass meridians. either above or below the earth. as counted by right ascension. as measured in the is mundane circle. make . Now for the purposes of primary directions. the equatorial circle passes directly through the zenith. and the distance of a planet from the zenith meridian. two stars are in the same position when they are in the same "horizontal" meridian.

3. 74 .FIG.

the real motion being the rotation of the earth on is its axis. 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'. But the correction decreases as the planet nears the the zenith. . This position will vary. 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. So we take that proportional part of the ascensional difference which the distance of the planet from the zenith meridian is to ninety degrees. 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. until at the zenith it disappears. The ascensional difference in latitude 45 is practically the same as the declination. if sixty degrees.ASTROLOGY. in northern latitudes will If it behind while under the earth. and may be found from a table of ascensional differences (see Table 10). or rather appears to from the earth. 75 To calculate directions we must have the exact position of the planet in relation to an "horizonal" meridian. from the position in right ascension by an amount seen (Fig. since in our right angle triangle ( M taken at ninety degrees from the meridian instead . until at ninety degrees from the meridian it has fallen behind appear to fall the full amount of the ascensional difference. and from the earth appears to lag behind or to gain. 3). according to circumstances.

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

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

especially with sextiles and sometimes with squares. or 90 degrees. since that circle circle of the equator. practically oneIf the difference in declinations is 15. Also a still further correc- necessary. Thus. is inclined to the or the circle parallel to the equator rotation about the earth. before it can really come to a place 120 degrees. 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. In the rotary motion of the earth every heavenly body moves away from the final result circle of the zodiac. a frac- n more or less than one should be added corresponding to the proportionate relation of their squares. we take that propor- u fifth. since all arcs of direction are under ninety degrees. square or sextile. If the difference in declination above described is degrees. tionate part of i which 25 is of 121. or the degree of right ascension corresponding. But in the case of a trine. or 60 degrees from the place of the planet to which direction tion is is desired. tion If the difference in declination is 121. and for any number of degrees more or less than eleven. of which the square is 25. on which every heavenly body appears to move in its Of course after ninety deit grees begins to come back again but . one degree should be added to the arc in addition to the above one-fourth. of which . and find the difference of right ascension. to the add one-fourth (approximately) of the difference in declination between the place the planet starts from and that to which it moves. the square of is 5.78 ASTROLOGY. the body has to move a little farther than the zodiacal degree of the aspect.

though closely following directions of a contrary nature may is counterbalance.46 years . in about 687 days.6 . only the one-fourth of the change in declination need be added. we add one and four-fifths. The thing most certainly indicated the condition of one's health.02 years . When the aspect to which direction is made is a square we add one-fourth of the change in declination just the same. Mars moves round the sun. may be determined by counting up the degrees Transits the planet has moved in the given time. Particular events in- dicated by directions are likely to follow the aspect. Neptune in 164. also merely an approximation. rather than come before or exactly at the time of it.86 years. 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.ASTROLOGY. The methods given for determining the arc of direc. tion are only approximations but they are more nearly correct than the method given by the professional is astrologers. Saturn in 29. The other correction in this case becomes too small for notice. 79 the square is 225. Jupiter in n.88 years. which is approximately one and fourfifths times 121. which. or through the entire zodiac. with all its complicated mathematics. In the case of a trine aspect. and fractional parts in proportions to the squares as shown above. or 1. and also one degree for every 14 degrees of declination.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

and 28 SI for Mars. i / "l for 2 Venus. 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. 2.90 ASTROLOGY. 5. soon see that the geocentric circle covers the positions of Mercury and Venus. We then to the points we have marked pass our ruler from the earth center for each of the planets. down on the orbit of the earth at the exact point where the earth is located. reading the degrees at which the straight line passes the We geocentric circle. On the scale. In this way we get 21 tt^ for Mercury. 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. 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. 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. at each end we may see that one end cross is no higher than the other from the nearest line. as in Fig. and mark a point farther along We which will not be covered by the circle. l and read the degrees on the margin of the geocentric circle. At this point it is best to take the degrees in each sign. These we enter in our figure. we stick the needle cross line. We next take Heliocentric Chart No. our ruler from the center to 69 proceed to mark the point at crosses each of the smaller inner circles. next place the center of the geocentric circle .

ASTROLOGY. the latitude will throw the position to be reckoned 2 farther on. In passing the bottom of the table we were i'.* Assuming that the change of the moon's position in the 3 h. 40 m. so in counting back we must count to every . The latitude of the moon changes from year to the same year. Table 2 we find 139 difference being i Referring to 30' as the nearest longitude. but it is better to take them from the. moon on Jan. getting 72 i told to add and also our other correction of 37'. we may take 13 as the ap- proximate longitude. i. 3 41'. In calculating primary directions. This will be an entire cycle and five days more. and in 1869 it was about half a minute less for degree of longitude than it was in 1887. The declinations of the planets may be found by the method suggested in Chapter II. In Table 3 we find the position of the 1869. latitude -fc-o 21'. on the earth positions for Saturn. entering the results in our figure.5 in the cycle. cycle table . the year from which the was adapted. before noon will offset the 38'. or to 15 n. so we simply count back five days and find 68 20'. M* and Neptune.. We now have the positions of all the sun.5. We may n take 4 30' as the approximate latitude. giving us 73 38'. which we do. The table : true declinations may be seen in the following *Note. to be 141 7'. Uranus. The position of the moon our planets and alone remains to be found.nautical almanac when a copy is within reach. the 37'. The longitude found is for day 11.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

and astrology will. And to start with we may as well say clearly and distinctly that he cannot make predictions. circumstances their children. parents would not give half they possess to understand ings. But astrology is also a key to the characters of How many others. is A very small principle practical inventions.100 ASTROLOGY. 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. 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. to know accurately secret their tendencies. Nevertheless astrology has enormous uses. their weaknesses. except of the most general kind. understand and utilize for practical purposes. 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 . enable them to do that. But there are some candid souls who really do wish to understand their powers and capabilities. and here it can be of the utmost use. if rightly used.

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

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

have mentioned all 103 in exact trine with my moon my . her Neptune is gods dealt out my matrimonial fate they gave me a flush. Most people should be content with a full house. and vice versa. and so militates against the theory of crystal- . The strongest affection proceeds from the moon or ruling planet of the one being on the sun of the other. my spontaneous once met a young lady who had a njost marked attraction for me. and her Uranus was in sextile to my moon and trine with my Mercury. 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. 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. which I reciprocated.ASTROLOGY. 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 Uranus. but moons being unrelated merely became most excel- lent friends. and I believe some other relations. I He is in her horoscope ascendant and in sextile with Uranus is in sextile with her sun. Indeed there are many things that show that the planetary influence goes back of birth. 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.

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

And that first evening I I laughed at the idea. writing a book.ASTROLOGY. and often are so intimately connected with a family that they can follow the private history of the child for many years." as Sir Thomas Browne calls should be of the greatest practical value. as in medicine. that I would become to some extent a leader in interest in the study. 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. 105 enabled to observe exactly the minute of birth. we do the quacks . regulated astrology. cess. without even knowing the hour of my birth. a "well it. I find myself With all its difficulties and uncertainties. But first wp should discountenance the fakirs. but here astrology.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

and planets therein. Bicorporeal signs make the mind it variable. and volatile. 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 . pied and $ be found in n\. It is and same with the other planets. distinction. but a lighter comOn the other hand. just. man. ascend unoccupiof the asc. acute. strict. $ being found in VJ the native will have the form of a scorpio person. Fixed signs make uncompromis- ing. but also the sign occupied by the lord For instance.ASTROLOGY. should n\. whose D is in The former would be less active physically than / the latter. . being noble-hearted. and speculative. . inventive. great deal also depends on the aspects of the lord of the asc. ed by planets. The to political matters. inquisitive. should n ascend unoccuplexion. whose j) is in X and another. In describing the personal appearance the student into consideration the asc. versatile. the . constant. Such are ingenious. thereby explaining the endless variety of mankind. Take a ID person. prudent. benevolent. 165 Tropical signs generally incline the mind much and the study of theology. the native will be a n person with some resemblance to the TH. patient. firm active. also more cold and insipid in nature. firm.. persevering and contentious. A solar nature.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Year.3.192 ASTROLOGY.-Continued. LONGITUDE AND LATITUDE OF THE MOON. . TABLE No.

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

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

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

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

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

TABLE No. 7.200 ASTROLOGY. . Saturn. PART II. 1st of each year from 1840 to 1903. SIDEREAL TIME AND HEUOCENTTIC LONGITUDE AND LATITUDE Of the Planets for Noon at Greenwitch on Jan.

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

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

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

7d or 84.759. Heliocentric Revolution of each of the Planets and Geocentric Revolution of the Moon. h Revolves round Sun in 10. D Revolves round Earth NOTE Abreviations: d equals days. "4.2d or 29. 9 Revolves round Sun in 224d 16h 49m 8s.332.ASTROLOGY.46s. in equals minutes. Revolves round Sun in 30. One in 27d 7h 43m 11.689. s equals seconds. $ Revolves round Sun in 87d 23h 5m 43. 9.862 years. ty Revolves round Sun in 60.Revolves round Sun in 4. 205 TABLE Time Required for No. Earth Revolves round Sun in 36Sd 6h 9m 9.91s.622 years. .458 yeara.6s. h equals hours. S Revolves round Sun in 686d 23h 30m 413.6d or 11.018 years.129d or 164.

TABLE No.at. Calculated to within one-quarter of a degree. The column under each latitude indicates that even degrees are found in the first column. there The no fraction. 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. 10. 22 y< 23 S 23 '. Dec. 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. 50 and every degree of Declination. 30 to I*at.

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

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

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