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

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

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

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

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

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

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. The penetrating influence of Karma is not a satisfactory answer. let us state a few facts and then make a natural deduction. proceed to deduce an hypothesis. if not a theory. what explanayou give? asks the scientist. 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. 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. 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 . results quite the reverse have appeared to follow angles of light of ninety degrees and one hundred and eighty (square "and opposition aspects). tion can But granting certain facts as patent. but thou- sands. There are not a score. and out of a thousand cases one can come to a fairly accurate conclusion concerning facts. let us : with certain types of physique.INTRODUCTION. First. All these influences are ascribed to the birth moment of and the time immediately following.

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

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

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

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

an effect which has therefore not been duly observed.14 INTRODUCTION. and being direct and comprehensive is not so productive of variation as the irregularly reflected light from the planets. which is in accord with the general laws of ethereal vibration. corresponding to pressure in the case of minerals. including the moon. 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. is the magnetic condition of the earth according to its position in reference to the sun. This strongly suggests that the second element in human crystallization. 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. 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. taking into consideration we are dealing with the total effect of all stars above the horizon. Also we know that the light of most of the fixed stars is like that of the sun. position of the signs of the zodiac and of the sun in relation to them should mean the combined effect There given moment. Planets in conjunction with the sun are observed to lend to the light of the sun their own character. and no corresponding change of effect of the signs so altered has been observed. . Still. the light that of the stars at various angles. The is just one grave objection to the light theory.

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

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

. We thus have in astrology an explanation of human individuality. it for horary astrology that it does not account for the happening of events. for there is no force but is directly or indirectly convertible into any other. Dr. J. at least we get a glimpse of the individualizing forces. while we have a wonderful explanation for the acknowledged differences of individuals born under the same external influences. 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. Thus the theory of evolution and heredity is not in the least interfered with. while our studies in the past have been chiefly of unifying forces. 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. 17 strange effects produced on human character by positions and combinations of heavenly bodies. If this theory is adopted it will be observed that . as may be seen by sand springledoverit. Note.INTRODUCTION. writing in the Arena.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3. 74 .FIG.

But when the star either north or south of the equator it travels on a parallel circle like PP'. two-thirds of the To state the same thing differently a star on the equator travels at a uniform rate of speed. the star has south declination. and may be found from a table of ascensional differences (see Table 10). or rather appears to from the earth. until at the zenith it disappears. and from the earth appears to lag behind or to gain.ASTROLOGY. The ascensional difference in latitude 45 is practically the same as the declination. 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. . 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. from the position in right ascension by an amount seen (Fig. 75 To calculate directions we must have the exact position of the planet in relation to an "horizonal" meridian. according to circumstances. 3). the real motion being the rotation of the earth on is its axis. This position will vary. in northern latitudes will If it behind while under the earth. If the planet is thirty degrees from the meridian the correction is it only one-third of the is full full amount amount. 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 sixty degrees. But the correction decreases as the planet nears the the zenith.

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

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

one degree should be added to the arc in addition to the above one-fourth. Thus.78 ASTROLOGY. of which the square is 25. or 90 degrees. of which . 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. on which every heavenly body appears to move in its Of course after ninety deit grees begins to come back again but . In the rotary motion of the earth every heavenly body moves away from the final result circle of the zodiac. and for any number of degrees more or less than eleven. If the difference in declination above described is degrees. the square of is 5. and find the difference of right ascension. is inclined to the or the circle parallel to the equator rotation about the earth. to the add one-fourth (approximately) of the difference in declination between the place the planet starts from and that to which it moves. Also a still further correc- necessary. practically oneIf the difference in declinations is 15. a frac- n more or less than one should be added corresponding to the proportionate relation of their squares. before it can really come to a place 120 degrees. tionate part of i which 25 is of 121. But in the case of a trine. tion If the difference in declination is 121. since that circle circle of the equator. or the degree of right ascension corresponding. especially with sextiles and sometimes with squares. or 60 degrees from the place of the planet to which direction tion is is desired. we take that propor- u fifth. since all arcs of direction are under ninety degrees. square or sextile. the body has to move a little farther than the zodiacal degree of the aspect.

Particular events in- dicated by directions are likely to follow the aspect. 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. though closely following directions of a contrary nature may is counterbalance. which is approximately one and fourfifths times 121. When the aspect to which direction is made is a square we add one-fourth of the change in declination just the same.6 . The thing most certainly indicated the condition of one's health. The methods given for determining the arc of direc. Neptune in 164. we add one and four-fifths.88 years.86 years. The other correction in this case becomes too small for notice. Saturn in 29. only the one-fourth of the change in declination need be added. also merely an approximation. Mars moves round the sun. 79 the square is 225. and also one degree for every 14 degrees of declination. Uranus in 84. rather than come before or exactly at the time of it.ASTROLOGY. and fractional parts in proportions to the squares as shown above. or 1.02 years . with all its complicated mathematics. In the case of a trine aspect. which. Jupiter in n. or through the entire zodiac. may be determined by counting up the degrees Transits the planet has moved in the given time. tion are only approximations but they are more nearly correct than the method given by the professional is astrologers. in about 687 days.46 years .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

have mentioned all 103 in exact trine with my moon my . 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. I He is in her horoscope ascendant and in sextile with Uranus is in sextile with her sun. and her Uranus was in sextile to my moon and trine with my Mercury. 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 vice versa. but Uranus. my spontaneous once met a young lady who had a njost marked attraction for me.ASTROLOGY. and I believe some other relations. Most people should be content with a full house. but moons being unrelated merely became most excel- lent friends. her Neptune is gods dealt out my matrimonial fate they gave me a flush. which I reciprocated. The strongest affection proceeds from the moon or ruling planet of the one being on the sun of the other. and When the in trine with our joint Mars. and so militates against the theory of crystal- . I afterward found out that her Jupiter was on iny Mercury and her moon on my Venus. fall Our suns and we did not in love. 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. Indeed there are many things that show that the planetary influence goes back of birth. and instantly we became friends.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

the magistrates of the country.130 ASTROLOGY. will produce great dangers. Saturn and Mars. travel will be constantly repeated and continued. and honors will likewise be derived from the journey. be themselves single in form. and should the signs which operate travel. Thus when Jupiter and Venus may be in dominion over the luminaries and over the places producing travel they will render the journeys agreeable. profit. . and at the same time render the journey fruitless and unavailof the atmosphere will also be favorable. 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. if controlling the luminaries. and to observe such of the existing configurations as are more predominant. 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 by the concurrent assistance of friendly persons the state on his way by . the journeys will then take place after long intervals. It most usually happens that if the luminaries be at the posited in the cadent houses of the oriental quadrants. utility. 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 . But it is same time necessary in all cases to consider the contemperament also. situation or in an occidental quadrant. travel will then be prosecuted in northern and western parts. and occasionally only. presents. but if the said signs be bicorporeal or double in form or figure.

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

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

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

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

135

IN ARIES.*
Aries the native will
all

Moon

is

in

T

be mentally independent of
well balanced, self-satisfied,

other persons,

D in

tf

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

D Ul

P

will

have

artistic

and mechanical genius and a

good command
ful

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

of language. changeable, and in

He

will

be

fret-

D in

25

will

worry

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

ble to an excessive inclination

toward the opthe native will

posite sex.

When
D
in
SI

the

Moon

is

in

Leo

have a warm, sympathetic, affectionate, sensitive,

deeply thoughtful and imaginative dis-

position.

3)

in

tgi

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

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

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

3 in

=:

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

ful in

what he
the

says,

honorable and domestic.

D in

1*1

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

When

Moon

will

methods.

When
D in /
native will

the

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

be

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

D in

VJ

tive will

ing, popular, fond of society,

be positive, active, determined, exactand adapted to
the

music as a profession.

When
D in
zxx

Moon

is in

Aquarius the native

will

be easy to get acquainted with, affable,

winning, and generally successful in dealing with the public.

When
D in

the

Moon

is in

Pisces the native will

X

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

MOON
When
D in

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

T

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

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will

137

be adapted to law, engineering, mathe-

matics, or mechanics.

When
D in 8
will

the

Moon

is

in

Taurus the native
brilliant,

be bold, animated, active, often

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

When

3)

in

II

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

in 25

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

gence.

When
D in
SI

the

Moon

is

in

Leo

the native will

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

and hence frequently deceived.
of the

Moon
the

gives

full

This position play to the sensational

and emotional nature

of Taurus.

When
3)

Moon

is in

Virgo the native

will

in f^

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

be

to be

critical.

This position should

make

first-rate

medical men.
the

When

Moon

is

in

Libra the native

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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One in 27d 7h 43m 11. .7d or 84.129d or 164.458 yeara.018 years.622 years. Revolves round Sun in 30. Earth Revolves round Sun in 36Sd 6h 9m 9.6d or 11.ASTROLOGY. Heliocentric Revolution of each of the Planets and Geocentric Revolution of the Moon.759. h Revolves round Sun in 10. $ Revolves round Sun in 87d 23h 5m 43.689. h equals hours.332.46s.6s.Revolves round Sun in 4. 9 Revolves round Sun in 224d 16h 49m 8s. s equals seconds. S Revolves round Sun in 686d 23h 30m 413. in equals minutes. D Revolves round Earth NOTE Abreviations: d equals days. 205 TABLE Time Required for No. ty Revolves round Sun in 60.91s. 9.862 years. "4.2d or 29.

Dec.206 ASTROLOGY. TABLE No. Calculated to within one-quarter of a degree. there The no fraction. 10. 22 y< 23 S 23 '. 30 to I*at. 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. 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. 50 and every degree of Declination. ASCENSIONAL DIFFERENCES For each Second Degree from L.at. The column under each latitude indicates that even degrees are found in the first column. .

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