abu ali al-khayyat -- The Judgments of Nativities

现代英译本。

此典籍在西方星命术法的历史上,其重要性应无庸置疑, 亦足以作为中世纪初期占星术的代表之一。

善意提醒下,站在我个人立场, 终究是建议读者在使用本书所言及之论断技巧之前, 能够多看其他更多的经典,多看多比较多思考, 也许得到的会比单纯将西洋古星学视为论命神准的工具多了乙份智慧的灵光.....

序文

TO HIS TEACHER, THE VERY FAMOUS AND LEARNED PHILIP MELANCHTHON, Joachim Heller of Weissenfels With the Greatest Respect Dives Special Greeting.

Long ago, Most Learned Teacher,*1 I prayed to God, the Best and Greatest, that eventually some testimony of my gratitude and everlasting respect for you would come to public notice. By some peculiar chance beyond my hope and expectation it has happened, both quickly and as I hope, happily enough. There fell into my hands an old manuscript of admirable antiquity containing

some commentaries on celestial matters. This manuscript, which formerly belonged to the library of that magnanimous and glorious hero, Matthew, King of Hungary,*2 escaped by no less happy a fate than by that singular (as I indeed interpret it) genius of our city, which constantly favors this most beautiful part of philosophy, and was preserved until now and finally brought to me to be sold. In it there are several treatises of the old astrologers, and also the one which now for the first time appears in public under the auspices of your famous name, that of the Arabian Astrologer.

May you accept then, Dearest Teacher, an ancient book not previously edited, but short and written in a humble style, not indeed because it might seem to be a worthy gift for such a patron, but because it was made by me. For I would rather seize this occasion, such as it is, for declaring my good will towards you, than pursue the hope of a greater gratitude. And I ask most earnestly that you pardon me en my love and zeal for you.

*1. According to Lyin Thorndike (HMES, V, 337, 365, 394-6), Joachim Heller (c.1518-c.1590) studied at Wittenberg under the famous Reformation scholar and theologian Philip Melanchthon (1497-1560), who was professor of Greek and a life-long advocate of astrology. *2. Matthias Corvinus (c.1443-1490). He was a life-long book-collector, who founded a magnificent library in Buda (now cart of Budapest). The library was sacked by the Turks in 1526, and many of the books were carried off to

Constantinople, but some were seized by individual soldiers, who disposed of them locally.

There are, furthermore, other causes which led me to do this: first, because it was very well known to me, that you, Most Learned Sir, especially delight in this kind of learning; and second, that by your judgment and vote of approval you are accustomed to bestow as much dignity and authority on this art, as besides you few, and only the greatest artists have conferred upon these divine studies.

For it is not unknown to you how great is the perversity and iniquity of the vulgar judgments by which these studies, which were lot revealed and disclosed to excellent talents except by some divine command, are derived and condemned in the extreme. But these new men, partly impious and partly ignorant, accomplish nothing if they spurn God's most outstanding gifts and afflict them with insults. Pious and holy minds acknowledge and highly esteem these great benefactions of God, conceded to mankind because of their very great utility in life, and with their own ears and minds they shrink away from those tasteless and Epicurean outcries of the mob.

Truly, since you have already seriously and copiously discussed these matters for the vindication of true philosophy, we may revert to the discourse given by our author. He has a method in common with the rest of the Arabs,

and they consider the bodies and the rays of the fortunate as well as the malefic stars on it though the mean value of their own discovered orbs. and Persians. whether they are strong or weak. . they consider the universal or natural significator of each house. In addition to this. These are the more powerful and universal decrees and testimonies. and of the thing guesited. and their strengths and weaknesses. they have recourse to those weaker. But having set these aside. they also consider the lord of the sign that is on the cusp of the house. And they diligently ponder their houses and applications. in the judgments of which it is permitted to detect precisely this order: They begin by looking at the cusp of the particular house (as they say). Especially if some indications agree--the votes of the fortunate stars. diligently observing its nature as well as its position in the circle— strong or weak—and the mutual configurations of the fortunes or infortunes with it. both essentially and in mundo. they also look at the lords of the Parts.Hindus. In addition. just as they do with the rest of the significators. who for many centuries back have made use of the teachings of this divine philosophy. or conversely the adverse impediments of the unfavorable stars. After that. but not absolutely ineffectual significations of the Parts.

e. the influences of different houses will be precisely the same. approved by the long experience of the ages. . they also take into consideration. i. of the celestial sign. is the method. if you give preference to the sign that appears on the cusp. For if you follow the moderns. often occupies three houses of heaven?*6 Now much these things differ from the ancient systems and from the precepts of the wise men. the others having been shoved aside as it were.*3 For how much confusion is there both of order and also of the influences themselves. the others must necessarily remain non-signifying. that which is most powerful for ascertaining the time of events—the lords of the triplicity of the domicile. which the present author also observes most diligently.*4 flow together into the same house?*5 Or when a single sign. And to all this they add certain rules. whenever three signs at a time.And finally. Or. whose decrees they are investigating in the horoscope. the most diverse and plainly contrary decrees of the same house often occur. which both Ptolemy.*7 Or. the facts and the writings of earlier ages speak for themselves. according to the inventions of the modern writers. This. whenever a sign taking the beginning in anything is extended through three cusps. and the oldest teachers of celestial things followed. because of the different signs coming together in it. more or less. It is also noteworthy that he everywhere retains the equal intervals of the twelve houses of heaven in the zodiac.

so that they also either throw these decrees of the influences into absolute disorder or they very nearly tear them away from the circle.So obstinately do they pursue this. Why don't they transfer these same effects (if to be sure it is pleasing to demolish and reject the findings of the ancients and all the fundamentals of the art). whether the degrees of the zodiac move obliquely or directly? Why do all the philosophers affirm that the obliquity of this circle is the cause of all changes. to this same parallel of the equinoxes? For then the rising and setting of the circle would be uniform. But I ask you. if they had transferred the fixed as well as the wandering stars. placed in the solar path. that they make the influences of the zodiac dependent upon the rule of the primum mobile.*8 . what difference does it make in these influences of heaven. there along with the luminaries themselves. And well indeed this scheme might have succeeded for them. but because of the varied motions and concourses of the luminaries and planets that take place in it. Then they could describe and divide equal spaces of houses deduced from the poles of the world. along with the names of the signs. of all generation and corruption in inferior things and bodies? And this certainly not by itself. And there would be no confusion and inequality in the division of the houses.

That is. the equator was divided equally. Translating the Greek word Asemos in Heller's text. and occupies a portion of the next house after that. The motions of the planets. opposes this. extends all the way across the next house. Those planets whose congresses and . the house actually contains all of one sign and parts of the two adjacent signs. bat from Lat. 128) is that he is speaking of the Equal House system.) Truly. but at the boundaries of the zodiac. Here. Heller refers to the opposite situation from that just mentioned. This is as bad as it gets in Moberg and in lower latitudes. when a sign begins in one house. *8. In this system. 10 (Sect. In other words. but the ecliptic was not. who has surrounded and decorated the circle of influences with many conspicuous stars. Despite assertions to the contrary by many subsequent writers. for it is possible to such high latitudes for the same sign to appear on three successive cusps. That is. *6. *7. Nature herself (as I have said). The reference is to the use of the system of houses devised by Regiomontanus (1436-1476). when a sign is intercepted in a house. the natural sense of the words Ptolemy uses in Tetrabiblos iii. *5.*3. whose tables were first published in 1490. also oppose. why not transfer the signs to the equator and eliminate the problem (Heller is speaking sarcastically. *4. which turn aside their courses not at the equator. 52° northward It becomes worse.

that you kindly accept this worthless trifle of gratitude. Therefore. these things have been proved with most learned and certain reasons and testimonies by the very learned Johann Schoner. as well as others. Truly. the teacher of celestial things. Experience.*12 Having been so warned. testifies that the ancients have employed. Because if we understand that you approve our work in this field. not the Regulator (so to speak) of the signs of the zodiac. The influences and the celestial motions and the writings of antiquity support this--the consensus then of Nature herself. very clearly teaches and demonstrates to have marvelous effects. I want the reader to observe in these old examples what method of division of the houses of heaven tie ancients observed.*10 the use of which also for the word "houses" this author too. be divided into twelve equal parts by circles deduced from its poles. he shall undertake to communicate (to you) albumasar (whose text we have noticed in many places differs very much from the earliest manuscript) both fuller from .*11 The ecliptic can by a quite similar procedure (just as we have received the tradition from the first inventors of the art).configurations with the stars contained within this circle. sent to you in Schoner's name as well as in mine. But I also beg of you. let the equator*9 be the Measure of the primum mobile and the distributor of times. Most Learned Teacher.

354 ff. Translating the Greek word isemerinos in Heller's text.additions that are not to be spurned and corrected in many places by scholars. 395) that Heller does not seem to have ever published anything by Albumasar. He was also a student of astrology and astronomy and published a considerable number of works on both subjects from 1515 on. which lie in the zodiacal circle. V. Two years before his death. He did however publish John of Seville's Epitome totius Astrologiae in 1548 and several of Masha'allah's . 1545). and anything else that we may judge would be profitable for common studies. He means. let the equator be used to establish time measures. V. op. Thorndike observes (op. That is. 394). *10. the word 'sign' is frequently used as an equivalent term for "(celestial) house.*13 *9. He had favored the Regiomontanus system of house division in his earlier writings. 1526-1546 . *11. cit. but perhaps in the book just mentions he argued in favor of a return to Equal House and Sign-House.." *12. Johann Schoner (1477-1547) was professor of mathematics at Nurnberg.Thorndike. but this may be because his elder colleague Schoner died the next year. cit. Neuber.. but not to establish the cusps of the houses. *13. Montanus and J. he published a major work on nativities Da judiciis nativitatum libri tres (Nurnberg: J.

Melanchthon was an intimate friend of Martin Luther (1483-1546) and the . 0 Philip.. Which. April 1. 1546. Ornament of Letters and of True Religion. His edition of the Greek text of the Tetrabiblos with a Latin translation was published at Basel in 1553.. Oporinue. we implore and entreat you most reverently to do. Melanchthon eventually complied with this request.numerous works in 1549. And we in turn urge you and beseech you publicly in the name of all that you furnish us at last a complete version of Ptolemy's Tetrabiblos with your learned commentary.*14 For we are confident that it will be done so clearly that these divine studies of celestial things will recoup their former light and dignity. he published an edition of Proclus's Para phrase of the Tetrabiblos (Procli paraphrasis. [1554]). *15. *14. Basel: J. Thorndike (op. cit.. The following year. Farewell. Germany.*15 and may good fortune be yours. From that lamas NOrnberg. 400) says Joachim Camerarius (1500-1574) translated the first two books and Melanchthon translated the last two. V.

1. if God is willing. that isto say the first and second lords. also Jupiter and Venus. If they arein good signs.for which you ought to consider the lords of the triplicity of the ASC. First of all. itsignifies good rearing. and the lords of the triplicity of the Sun by day [or ofthe Moon by night] of the sign of the New Moon or the Full Moon that was beforethe nativity. free from impediments and from malefic stars. And you will begin with the lords of the triplicity of the ASC. And if one of them is in the ASC.or the 11th. he became the acknowledged leader of the Reformation in Germany. Rearing [ofChildren]. it is necessary to know in advance the knowledge of rearing. (He edited Luther's translation of the Bible into German. lookat the lords of the triplicity of the Sun if it is a diurnal nativity. and the diurnal planets if the nativitywas diurnal. or thelords of the triplicity of the Moon if it is a nocturnal nativity. Chapt. or the MC.) Following Luther's death. free .leading scholar of the Reformation. and the nocturnal planets if the nativity was nocturnal. But if both of them are cadent and impedited by the evil [stars]. [and the lords of the triplicity ofthe Moon by night]. or the 4th house. and thelords of the triplicity of the Sun by day.

they signify rearing. If they are in angles or in succedents of the angles. But if these are impedited and are in evil houses. look at Jupiter or Venus. consider the lords ofthe triplicity of the sign of the New Moon. it signifies rearing. But if they are impedited and in evil houses. look at the lords ofthe triplicity of the Part of Fortune. But if both are impedited and in evil houses. theysignify rearing. attacked by no impediments or rays of the malefics. and impediments. . and the Sun aspects the Part of Fortune in diurnal nativities. free from[aspects of] the evil [stars] and from impediments. or the sign of the Full Moon if the Full Moon preceded [thenativity]. look at the Moon. orthe Moon in nocturnal nativities. But if these too are impedited and in bad houses. If it isfree from malefics.from impediments and from the [aspects of] infortunes. free fromimpediments.it signifies rearing. if of course the nativity was a NewMoon nativity.because if one of them is in an angle or a succedent of an angle. If they are in good houses. and there is a diurnal planet in the ASCor in the MC in diurnal nativities or a nocturnal planet in nocturnal nativities.they signify rearing.

consider which planet has the greater signification from among the lordsof the triplicity of the ASC. namely the luminary in authority. or in square. it signifies rearing. and the triplicity of the Part of Fortune. months. . and the degree of the ASC and the moon areapplied to evil (stars).and a brief span of life. isfound in conjunction.and there are few degrees between them. Similarly. and the triplicity of thesign of the New Moon or the Full Moon--the one (of them) to be sure which mostnearly preceded the nativity. In short. if the degree of the Sun or theMoon [is] in conjunction. And ifthey are impedited and in evil houses. or years according to the number of degrees which is betweenthem. months. or square. And the native will live as long as the number ofdegrees that is between the planet which is Almuten over the native and theevil [stars] in days. freefrom [the aspects of] evil stars and impediments. In the same manner. the native will live for [so many]days. If they are in angles or succedents of angles. if theAlmuten over the native is cadent. and the triplicity at the Sun by day and the Moonby night. if the Lord of Time. they signify little rearing. in similar fashion. the native will live according to the number ofdegrees which is between the degree of the ASC and the evil (stars) (that many)days. months. or opposite aspect to the malefics.And if you find the Moon either impedited or located in an unsuitablehouse. or years. and impediment. or years. itsignifies a brief life unless a strong fortune aspects it. or in opposite aspect to an infortune.

or the Full Moon are impedited in whatever manner. in addition tobeing cadent from the angles. they signify rearing. And when the first and second lords of the triplicity of the ASC arecadent from the angles and are also otherwise impedited. and manybrothers and allies and friends. Also. and Venus aspectsher in nocturnal nativities or Jupiter in diurnal nativities. of which one is in theASC and the other is in the 7th house of heaven. And if it is not received. it signifies goodrearing. it signifies a short space of time. its strength will be greater and its testimony as to goodrearing more . especially if Saturn is in an angle in nocturnalnativities or Mars in diurnal [nativities]. when the Part of Fortune is with the Moon. itsignifies goodness of rearing. But if the Moon is received. the Sun. it signifies thecontrary. when the planet that signifies rearing is oriental and in amasculine sign in diurnal nativities. or occidental and in a feminine sign in anocturnal nativity. and the sign ofthe New Moon. the Moon.And if the Moon is besieged between two malefics. they signify a shortduration of the native. and especially if the Part is in a good house. the Part of Fortune. Furthermore. And so. and the benevolence of men towards him. when the lords of thetriplicity of the ASC. but not without hard workand difficulty. and especially when there is amalefic close to one of the angles. and the Moon is impedited in one of theangles.

giving to each sign a month: and if this time to goes past one year. if God is willing. seek out the Hyleg. and from the place of themoon on the third day and the seventh [day] from the nativity. Ifit is in an angle or a succedent of an angle in a masculine sign.veracious. When youhave found that the native will be reared. and you see [that he has]a nativity that signifies a short duration of life. or in amasculine quarter. and you want to know the length ofhis life.*beginning with the Sun in diurnal nativities. 2. For from thegood fortune or impediment of these (places) is known the goodness or thedestruction of rearing. or opposition of the unfavourable stars.And this will occur especially in that time when in a[particular] year the profectionof the year comes to an angle where there is one of the malefics. And when the ASC and its lord are impedited.The Hyleg and the Knowledge of the Length of life. But if the native emerges from his first rear.then it can be the Hyleg. and theMoon and its lord. . it signifies a grief and fleeting life and a rapid death. and its increase or decrease. square. you will direct the signascending to the conjunction. then itwill be the sign of death. and if the lord of its domicile13 or the lord of its term orthe lord of its exaltation or the lord of its triplicity or face aspects it. Chapt. And make for yourself a testimony of the goodness offood and rearing from the fifth sign and its lord.

And the Suncannot be the Hyleg, nor can any other planet, unless one of the lords of thefive essential dignities aspects it, and this is a judgment that mist always beobserved with the Hyleg. But if theSun is not [eligible to be] the Hyleg in the aforesaid manner, look at theMoon. If it is in an angle or a succedent of an angle, or in a feminine sign orin a feminine quarter, and anyone of the lords of the five dignities previouslymentioned aspects it, it will be the Hyleg. But if the Moon is [situated] insome other manner, it will not be the Hyleg. Then, if it is a New Moonnativity, seek out the Hyleg from the ASC, just as you have sought it from theSun and the Moon.

Next, if itcannot be the Hyleg, seek out the Hyleg from the Part of Fortune. But if itdoesn't work out either, then seek out the Hyleg similarly from the one ofthose (stars) that was most dignified in the degree of the conjunction oropposition of the luminaries that was before the nativity.

In nocturnalnativities, begin with the Moon. If it is in an angle or a succedent of anangle, in a feminine sign, or in a feminine quarter, and one of the lords ofthe five dignities aspects it, it will be the Hyleg. But if it is not as wehave said nor sufficiently fit to be the Hyleg, seek out the Hyleg from the Sun.If it is in an angle or a succedent of an angle, in a masculine sign, or, in amasculine quarter, and one of the lords of the five dignities aspects it, itwill be the Hyleg. But if it is less fit for the dignity of Hyleg, and it was aFull Moon nativity, seek

out the Hyleg from the Part of Fortune. But if it wasnot f it to be the Hyleg, select the degree of the New Moon or the Full Moonthat most nearly preceded the nativity. If it was in an angle or a succedent ofan angle, and one of the lords of the five essential dignities aspects it, itwill be the Hyleg.

*. The Latin spelling here is hylech -- from the Arabichilaj from the Middle Pers. 'let loose'which Is a literal translation of the Grk. aphetes. This is a planet or pointin the ecliptic that is 'set free" to move by the diurnal motion until itencounters another planet or point that is considered to be fatal. Thus, the'Hyleg' is the prorogator that governs the life of the native.

But when theSun is the Hyleg, and it does not have an Alcochocen, seek out the Hyleg fromthe degree of the New Moon or Full Moon which was before the nativity. Finally,if none of these [potential] Hylegs has an Alcochoden, the native will be frailand will live only a short time.

Nevertheless,it must be noted that when you have selected the ASC, or the Part of Fortune,or the degree of the conjunction or opposition, you don't care whether it is inmasculine or feminine signs (because it is good in all signs, but you willconsider whether it is in an angle or a succedent of an angle. And when thePart of Fortune is the Hyleg, you will not seek out an Alcochoden other thanthe lord of the domicile, or of the exaltation, or of the term.

Chapt. 3. The Alcochoden and What itSignifies About life.

When you have determined the Hyleg and youwant to know the Alcochoden, look at the lord of the term of the Hyleg, and thelord of its domicile, and the lord of its exaltation, or its triplicity, or itsface. And if one of these aspects the Hyleg, that one is the Alcochoden; and iftwo or three or all of them aspect it, the one that has the most dignities andis closest to it in degrees will be the Alcochoden. But if there is one havingthe most dignities in the place of the Hyleg and closest to it in degrees, butit does not aspect the Hyleg, we shall take first the one nearest to it in thestrength of its dignities [so long as it aspects the Hyleg], and that one willbe the Alcochoden.

And know that when the Sun is allotted theHylegiacal dignity and it is in Aries or Leo and none of the lords of the fivedignities aspect it, it will be both Hyleg and Alcochoden. And similarly too,the Moon, when it is in Cancer or Taurus, and none of the lords of the fivedignities of the sign it is in aspect it. It will be both Hyleg and Alcochoden.

And when you have recognised the Alcochoden,see if it is in an angle in its own domicile or exaltation or triplicity,oriental and free from [any aspect of]

it denotes its medium years for thenative.the evil [stars]. And know that if theAlcochoden is diminished [in effectiveness] by any of these ways which I haverecited. . And if they are in [houses] following the angles. similar tothe situation just mentioned in the angles. with thoseconditions which we have mentioned in the angles. it descendsfrom its medium to its minor years. it will be converted. by just so much is the order of its own signification diminished. (for then) it signifies its own greater yearsfor the native. strength. anddignity according to its place in the circle. it ought to be known thathowever much the Alcochoden is diminished in its own convenience. it is converted from its minor years and months to a similaramount of months and days. it will reduce its years according to its place in the circle in themanner which I shall state. And if it is occidental and peregrine. For when it is in an angle (but as I havesaid. it is converted from itsgreater to its medium years. peregrine. And if it is occidental.and combust. and free fromretrogradation and combustion. it bestows its lesser years. with the exception that is not oriental). Furthermore. But if it is in [houses that are] cadent from the angles.And when it is not oriental. retrograde. or also through the applicationof the stars.

there will be hope that the native will live as muchlonger as the quantity of their lesser years. and the Tail reduces. Chapt. but more so with the Moon. because it is a rule. because then a short space of time anda swift death is signified. unless the term of the ASC andthe Moon is impedited by the evil [stars]. But when the Tail is in its place. Years . 4. And know that the Dragon's Head of theMoon. the better it willbe. the worse itwill be and especially if the Sun or the Moon is the Alcochoden (and the Moonsuffers more harm from it).And you will observe this similarly with other impediments of the planets and with other housesof the circle. Thus Ptolemy said that the Head with the planetsincreases. And if theAlcochoden is so placed that it signifies a short life. and Jupiter and Venusare in the ASC or the MC. it will reduce by a fourth part theyears which the Alcochoden signifies. and the closer it is to it. or the one of the fortunes that signifiedlife is the ruler of the house of Death. will increase by a fourth part the yearswhich it signifies. and the closer it is to it in degrees. when it is before or after it.

you have recognized thequantity of years. do this: considercarefully whether there is a fortune conjoined to it or aspecting it by trineor sextile aspect. and days the Alcochoden signified. months. however. when it is with the fortunes[which add] will add his lesser years to it. and you want toknow what the planets have added to or taken away from that amount.When. Mercury. so many months. therefore. and if it is weaker. and if it is . Butif an evil [star] is joined to it or aspects it by square or opposite aspect.it will take away from it its minor years. days or hours. And it must be known that the squareand opposite rays of the fortunes add nothing to and subtract nothing from theAlcochoden. and if it ismedium in its strength. [for] it will add to it its own lesser years. just as the sextiles and trines of the infortunes make neither anaddition nor a diminution.

5. And of all [the stars]. and completion of things undertaken. if it is in fixed signs. without denying theomnipotence of God. and stability in doing things. If itis in mobile signs. and great gluttony. For when it comes tothat point. Finally. But if it isin common signs. and religion. they signify goodness of mind. viz. sympathy. look at the lord of the ASC and at Mercury. and of speech. and habits. the one that impedites theAlcochoden the most is Mars. it signifies a small intellect with a great quickness andspeed to anger. and scanty and little stability and perseverance inundertakings or counsel or business. they signify ill temper andimpudence of mind. it signifies the destruction of the native. When you want to know the habits of mind ofthe native. The Native's Quality of Mind.the lord of the ASC and Mercury. But if both significators of the mind. catching on easily. Chapt. it signifies loftiness of intellect. constancy. of language.But if you find them occidental and cadent. itsignifies prudence.with the evil [stars]will take them away. But when you know how many years the Alcochodenhas given. excellencein and love of the different branches of knowledge. are oriental in an angle or a succedent of anangle. . direct the Hyleg with the degrees of ascension up to the point whereit comes to the bodies or the rays of the evil [stars]. which is thesignificator of the power of understanding.

free from (any aspect of) the evil (stars). it signifiesdifficulty in rearing. signifies depth ofintellect. andmany follies. hideousness of flesh. and rulership. just as the moon and the ASC signify the body. and ease and completionof rearing and begetting. When Saturn is lord of the ASC and is in agood house.greediness. But if it is in an evil house. and quickness.and a poorly put-together body. which. poor judgment.in a good house free (from any aspect of) the malefics. beauty of face.it signifies the growth of the native. andstability. The Sun obtaining the rulership of the ASC. ease and adroitness of natural ability. But if it is impedited or cadent. insofar as it can be done (withGod’s assistance). And thesesignify things of the mind. in a suitableand favourable house in the circle. a man of no value. depth and singularity of counsel. first place. But if it is impeditedin an evil house. and fear of God. a stupid-looking face. we shall explain briefly and in order. whichever one of the planet isallotted the rulership of the chart has its own definite and separatesignifications over things of the mind. it signifies a . When the Moon is ruler of the ASC. it signifies a man ofgreat value. it signifiescommonness of mind. a bad mind. and few questions. Besides this. little knowledge. free from [any aspect of] the evil [stars].

promises first place. it bestows on the nativeeloquence. andloftiness of mind. and theshamelessness of sexual license. and a liar. it signifies a whisperer. beauty.it signifies a well put-together body. wisdom grace. Next. But if it is impedited in an evil house.rulership and leadership. and deceitful. cunning.But when this same (planet) is impedited by the evil (stars) in an evil house. . Jupiter lord of the ASC. excercise and renown in the lands and houses of kings. writing.servile person. it signifiesnastiness. and nobility. when Venus occupies the rulership ofthe ASC posited in a good house and free from [any aspect of] the evil (stars).a hypocrite. Truly. and womanlycharacteristics and Joy. and one with ability of littlevalue. effeminacy prostituted virtue and modesty. grace. free from [any of] the infortunes. But if Mercury is the lord of the ASC in agood house. ignobility of mind.timidity and commonness of mind is signified. and much entanglementto deeds and words. Mars lord of the ASC. free from (anyaspect of) the evil stars in a suitable house. bad suspicion. denotes boldness and rashness. beauty. But if it is impedited in an evil house. in a good house freefrom (any aspect of) the evil (stars).

skill, knowledge, excellence andskill in invention and composition. If the same [planet] is impedited and in anevil house, the native will be deceitful, a liar, inclined to evil arts, andevery sort of wickedness, a corrupter of letters, and if there are any of thiskind, [they are] liable to deceptions and frauds.

Moreover, it is worthwhile to observe itsapplication with the rest of the planets because it readily joins together withthem. For if it is with Saturn or applies to it, it signifies seriousness of Language,with acuity of intellect and such silence, investigation into medicine, and [aperson] of careful opinions, but with the added nastiness of sexual license andlust.

The same [planet], if it is with Jupiter orapplies to it, signifies honesty and prudence, acuteness, learning, and firstplace.

And if it is with Mars or applying to it, itsignifies a constant gush of words, untruth and falsity, deception. If [thenatives is masculine, he will be fond of women; if a woman, a virago.

But where it is found with the Sun or appliesto it, the native will mingle with and attach himself to kings, princes andlearned men.

And conjoined with Venus, either corporallyor by rays, it signifies love of knowledge, counsel in lawsuits, andcontroversy among sects.

Lastly, when it is with the Moon or appliesto her, it signifies the love of change from one place to another, and muchtravel, with good consideration of things, and a love for all branches of knowledge.

Truly, this investigation of manliness oreffeminacy, strength or weakness, increase or decrease, to the qualities ofmind of the native depends especially on the natures and qualities of thesigns, viz. on the sex, strength, weakness, [and] increase of the signs inwhich the aforesaid significators of the mind are found. And this is theknowledge of the description of the mind and character of the native.

And now I shall make plain to you with this bookof prognostics the doctrine of judgments, along with testimonies, that signifythe nativities of kings.

Chapt. 6 Nativities of Kings

Look first at the degree of the ASC, for ifthere is in it any one of the bright fixed stars of the first or secondmagnitude of the nature of the good planets, or there is [one of them] joinedto the MC degree or to either of the luminaries, and especially to the Sun indiurnal nativities or to the Moon in nocturnal nativities, or if they arejoined to two or three of these places, and the native is of the race of Kingsor deserves to have kingship, it signifies the noblest kind

of kingship. And ifhe is not worthy of kingship, his commands will be carried out just like thecommands of a king. But he will be under the hands of a king, and he will beput in charge of the management of embassies, [and] in charge of the people,doing good or evil to them, and he will attain elevation and very great power.

But if the Sun is in its own exaltation indiurnal nativities, or the Moon is in its own exaltation in nocturnalnativities, or in the MC, or in the ASC, or rising, or the ASC is a royal sign,and the lord of the ASC to in the same house, or It is in the MC, it signifiesthe nativities of kings if the native is of the royal stock or of one which isworthy of a kingdom, or he will attain to a dignity like that of a king inwhich he will manage public affairs.

And when the Sun in diurnal nativities, orthe Moon in nocturnal nativities, is in the degree of its own exaltation, itsignifies kingship. Also, those luminaries applying to the lord of the ASC, ifit is to its own exaltation, oriental, in any angle, signify the nativities ofkings, or of such persons as attain to royal dignity. And if the lord of the MCapplies to the lord of the ASC and both are in angles, oriental, and in theirown exaltations, they denote that the native will have either royal dignity andpower, or involvement with it, or something similar in which he has themanagement of public affairs.

[i. when they are in the MC. other planets too. look at the lords of thetriplicity of that luminary which has the rulership of the time. you will consider the dustoria of the planetsthat are diurnal with respect to the Sun and nocturnal with respect to theMoon. In the same exact manner.they signify kings or those like onto them.oriental. Because Ifthey are in angles free from [the aspects of] the malefic stars and fromimpediments. oriental. 7 The Native'sProsperity and adversity With regard to the matter of the native's prosperity and property andwhether he will attain to much or little of it. will signify kingship. and the luminaries are in their ownexaltations or their own domiciles. And the Sun. and the Moon is in trine aspect to it. And especially if the first .] when they are oriental to the Sun and occidental to the moon.Similarly. when itis received in the MC. when all the planets are applyingto Jupiter. in its own exaltation. and it is in the MC. The same thing is denoted by the lord of the triplicity of the ASCwhen it applies to the lord of the ASC. in angles mutually aspecting each other. it signifieskingship. Also.e. they signify that the native will be prosperous all the days ofhis life. Chapt. in their own exaltations. or when the lord of the ASC is to theMC. andin their own exaltations or domiciles. will signifyrulership. or oriental in the ASC.

with these so placed. the first lord of thetriplicity signifies the prosperity of the native in the beginning of his life. and she applies to . because then the native will prosper more. freefrom impediments and [the aspects of] the evil [stars]. the first lord of thetriplicity signifies that the native will have adversity and misfortune in thebeginning of life. they signify happiness and thereward of high position for the native. the lords of the Ahauba. are cadentand impedited. Still. but justto a limited degree. if the First lord of the triplicity is cadent andimpedited by the evil (stars).But when all the lords of the triplicity.if the second and third [lords] are cadent and impedited. In the same fashion. but the remaining two lords are in angles. prosperity is signified for the native. and [likewise] if the planet is in a succedent [house]. he will not prosper so much as I said above.and the others signify adversity and harm in the middle and in the end of thenative's life. they signify that the native will have hard work and adversityand shortness of life. if fortunes are in theangles and the evil [stars] are cadent. Furthermore. with the first lord of the triplicity placed fortunately as I have said. but he will be prosperous in the middle and the end of life.Also. But if it is in the other degrees of the angleafter the aforesaid 15. the better it will be and the greaterthe prosperity of the native. if the lord of the ASC andthe Moon are in angles free from (the aspects of) the evil (stars) and fromimpediments.And if the luminaries are in a good state.lord of the triplicity is in the firstfifteen degrees of its sign. And thecloser it is to the degree of any angle.

planets in angles, they promise prosperity forthe native, especially if they are received.

And if the lord of the ASC applies to the luminaries, and they are foundto be in their exaltations or their domiciles, or if luminaries apply to thelord of the ASC and it is in its exaltation or in its own domicile, theysignify good fortune for the native throughout his whole life.

But if the Fart of Fortune and its lord are free from (the aspects of)the evil [stars] and oriental [planets] aspect the ASC from angles, theysignify lasting good fortune for the native and greatness of his worth andreputation. But if these same significators are cadent and impedited, theythreaten the native with hard work and little prosperity, and especially ifthey do not aspect the ASC.

When the lords of the ASC are cadent from the angles, but applying toplanets in angles, they signify prosperity after hard work. Similarly, when thelord of the ASC is cadent and in its fall, and it applies to a planet that isin its own domicile or exaltation, it signifies prosperity that will followafter hard work. And the [horoscopes that follow] are in fact similar to thosethat the ancients proved by experience in their significations of prosperityand hard work.

[1.] A Nocturnal Nativity with Gemini Ascending. The Sun and Venus in Leo, Saturn and the Moon in Scorpio, Mars inAquarius, Jupiter in Taurus, and Mercury in Virgo signify in this figure thebad luck of this native from the lords of the triplicity of the Moon becausethe nativity was nocturnal. And the first lord of this triplicity was Mars, thesecond Venus, both cadent from the angles, which signified poverty and badconditions for the native. And therefore this native was a pauper, and he

onlygot his food by hard work.

[2.] A Diurnal Nativity with Aries Ascending. The Sun and Mercury in Aquarius, the Moon in Sagittarius, Saturn andMars in Scorpio, Jupiter in Cancer, and Venus in Capricorn. The luck of thisnative is signified by the lords of the triplicity of the Sun because thenativity was diurnal. The first lord of this triplicity was Saturn, the secondMercury, both in

Saturn in fact was in thesuccedent to the angle of the occident and Mercury in the succedent to the MCangle. Thisnative. therefore. was abounding in money [andenjoyed] the highest honour and the greatest prosperity.[houses] succedent to the angles. . had extensive possessions. which (together) signified prosperity and wealth and much property.

Venus inTaurus. Jupiter and Saturn in Virgo. The first lord of the triplicity of the Moon was Mars.] A Nocturnal Nativity with Scorpio Ascending. and his praise was in themouths of all men. The Moon in Scorpio. the third the moon. which signified prosperity. of highdegree. thesecond Venus. . And consequently this man was great.and silver one with pearls and precious stones. Mars in Aquarius. all in angles.lofty position. Mercury in Pisces. The luck of this nativeis signified by the lords of the triplicity of the Moon because the nativitywas nocturnal.[3. the Sun in Aries. and kingship. and steady in prosperity until a golden crown was placed upon his head.

And Saturn. This figure signifies the luck ofthe native from the lords of the triplicity of the Sun because the nativity wasdiurnal. which signified his lofty positionand good fortune. The Sun and Mercury in Aries.] A Diurnal Nativity with Cancer Ascending.[4. and the greatest praiseamong kings and nobles. good reputation. and ample means. Venus in Virgo. And the first lord of this triplicity was the Sun. the third lord of the . Jupiter and the Moon in cancer Saturn inPisces.both in angles and in their own exaltations. the second Jupiter. and Mars in Scorpio.

therefore they signified that this nativewas honoured and highly praised among the highest kings.triplicity. the Sun. Saturn. and Mercury in . Jupiter and the Moon in Gemini. did notimpedite him although it was cadent from an angle in a domicile of Jupiter and theyaspected each other by trine aspect.] A Nocturnal Nativity with Cancer Ascending. [5.

The luck of this native is signified by the lords of thetriplicity of the Moon because the nativity was nocturnal. was in the [house] succedent to the angle of the MC. cadent from the angles. such as that led byreligious persons. thesignification of which portended want and poverty.Scorpio.) . See appendix 1. this native had a moderate life. (Something wrong with the chart.Mars and Venus in Leo. Therefore. The first lord ofthis triplicity was Mercury and the second Saturn. But Jupiter. whichmoderated and restrained the bad luck arising from the other too justmentioned. the third lordof this triplicity.

The Sun. . Saturn. the second Jupiter.[6. I considered the luck of this native fromthe lords of the triplicity of the Sun because the nativity was diurnal. and the third Saturn. and the Moon in Pisces.Mars in Virgo.] A Diurnal Nativity with Gemini Ascending. allbeing in angles. and Venus in Taurus. Mercury and Jupiter in Aries. Thefirst lord of it was the Sun.

) [7. See appendix 1. having much gold andsilver.] A Diurnal Nativity with the Beginning of Scorpio ascending. (Chart below doesn’t agree with the commentary. and therefore this man was of high position and rich.the signification of which suggested good fortune and muchwealth. . the Sun in the 8thof Libra. Jupiter in the 21st degree and 12th minute of Libra.

This configuration signifies the luck of this nativefrom the lords of the triplicity of the Sun because the nativity was diurnal. and the lord of the Partconjoined to the Tail in opposition to Saturn. and mental confusion. Saturn in the15th degree of Taurus. the Moon in the 2nd degree of Leo. which signified hard work andfew good things. and the third Jupiter.Each of which was harmful to another. For Saturn was in opposition to Mercuryand conjunct the Head of the Dragon and with Mars. [Venus in the28th degree of Virgo] and the Head of the Dragon of the Moon in the 8th degreeand 40th minute of Taurus. which so happened to this native. the Part of Fortune in the 18th degree of Virgo. Mars in the 18thdegree of Virgo. . the second Mercury.The first lord of it was Saturn.Mercury in the 11th degree and 15th minute of Scorpio.

Mars inCapricorn. Venus in Sagittarius.[8. Saturn. and Jupiter in Virgo. the Sun.] A Nocturnal Nativity with Virgo Ascending. for it was a nocturnalbirth. The Moon in Gemini.both cadent. And the first lord of the triplicity was Mercury. the second Saturn. which signified poverty and a bad condition for this . and Mercury in Aquarius. The luck of this nativeis signified by the lords of the triplicity of the Moon.

Venus in . andso in fact it happened that this man was of narrow means.] A Nocturnal Nativity with the 16th Degree of Gemini Attending. The Moon in the 16th degree of Aries. and sustenance from kings and princesand from many friends. theysignified bodily health and good rearing. [9. Jupiter in the 22nd of Scorpio. But because Jupiter and Venus were in angles.native. abounding in nothingother than sweat and hard work.

The luck ofthis native was signified by the lords of the triplicity of the Moon becausethe nativity was nocturnal. and its lord notaspecting it. Saturn in the 15th degree of Pisces.) . (Something wrong with the chart. both cadent from the angles in the sixth sign. Marsin the 19th of Sagittarius. and I found it in the ninth sign.the 13th degree of Scorpio. Then I looked atthe Part of Fortune. and the Part of Fortune in the 9th degree of Aquarius. the second theSun. which suggested thesignification of hard work for the native and few good things. See appendix 1. the Head of the Dragon in the 23rd degree ofCapricorn. which also signified hard work and want. The first lord of it was Jupiter.Mercury in the 21st of Scorpio. the Sun in the 9th degree of Sagittarius.

[10. and the Head of the Dragon in the fifth degree of Capricorn. Jupiter in the 11th degree ofLibra. Theluck of this native is signified by the lords of the triplicity of the Moonbecause the nativity was nocturnal. Venus in the 17th dearer of Leo.Mercury to the 5th degree of Libra. The moon in the first degree of Pisces. Mars in the 21st degree of Virgo. under theSun beams in square aspect . the Part of Fortune in the 7th ofSagittarius. the Sun in the 17th degree ofVirgo.] A Nocturnal Nativity with the Twenty-first Degree of TaurusAscending. The first lord of it has Mars. Saturn in the 14th degree of Sagittarius.

Also. which signified hard work and anxiety forthe native in the first third of his life. denote [hard work and little good. signifying prosperity and good conditions for the native after hardwork. (Increasing in number – direct in motion) . And so it happened to the native.to Saturn. But the second lord of thetriplicity was Venus. Jupiter and Mercury. which are in the sixth sign descending towardsthe fifth. But they are also in the 11thhouse] from the Part of Fortune. and increasing inits number. and it was Lord of the ASC in an angle. (which signifies) prosperity and good positionfor the native.

Mars inthe 15th degree of Sagittarius. Mercury inthe . Venus in the 25th degree of Pisces. the moon in the 8thdegree and 4th minute of Cancer. the sun in the 19th degree of Aquarius. ASC in the 2nd degree and 30th minute of Libra.] A Nocturnal Nativity with the 2nd Degree and 14th minute of LibraAscending. Jupiter inthe 15th degree of Sagittarius.[11. Saturn in the 2nd degree of Gemini.

look atthe Part of Fortune because it signifies great and lofty things when it isconjoined to Jupiter or to Venus or is applying to them by aspect.15th degree of Aquarius. But the Moon. was in theMC. For whenever the lordsof the triplicity of the luminary which has the rulership are cadent. (together they) signified beauty and goodcircumstances for the native at the end of his life. This chart signifies the luck of this native from the lords of the triplicityof the Moon. for the nativity was nocturnal. she also being the last lord of the triplicity. which was the luminary of the time. which signified badcircumstances for the native.was of the nature of Venus. The first lord of it was Mars. . and the Part of Fortune. both cadent in the sixth and the third. thesecond Venus. and the Part of Fortune in the 10th degree ofTaurus.

the Moon in the 17th of Libra.] A Diurnal Nativity with the 10th Degree and 7th Minute of CancerAscending. Mars.Saturn in the 27th of Libra. Jupiter in the 17th of Sagittarius. and the Head (ofthe Dragon) in the . inSagittarius. the Part of Fortune in the 18th of Sagittarius. The Sun in the 24th [degree] of Aries.[12.

Theluck of this native was signified by the lords of the triplicity of the Sun.And Saturn. they signify . which signified good fortune from middle life down tothe end of it. it signifies middling circumstances andprosperity. applied to Saturn but not received by it. Also. When the lord of the triplicity of that luminary which has the dignityis impedited. and the lord of the MC were cadent in the sixth sign. signified prosperity for thenative in the end of his life. Perhaps the moon should be in Virgo.) And so much for examples. And the Sun was the first lord of the triplicity. the third lord. If it is in an angle and fortunesand infortunes alike aspect it. look at the Part of Fortune.and I found it in the sixth sign conjoined to Jupiter. and the Moon in the MCof the Part of Fortune. I looked again further at the Part of Fortune.for the nativity was diurnal. (This position of the POF is inconsistent with the position of the Sun. andJupiter the second lord.17th of Scorpio. they signify greatness and excellent circumstances. look at the lords of the triplicity of the Sun in diurnalnativities and the lords of the triplicity of the Moon at night.the moon and the ASC degree. If they are inangles.in his own exaltation in the MC. But if they arecadent. Now we shall return to the rules themselves. in his own exaltation.

it signifies the loss of good fortune. and especiallyif it does not have any dignity in the sign. itsignifies the loss of good fortune. or with the Moon in nocturnal nativities. and especially if it does not have anydignity in the sign. applying to planets that are in their own exaltationsor domiciles. if evil [planets] are in theangles and fortunes in the succedents of the angles. it signifies hard work inthe beginning of life and good fortune in the end of it.and if the Alcochoden is in an evil house and the evil [planets] aspect it. And if the Sun in daynativities and the Moon in night nativities is separated from evil (planets)and applies to good [planets]. . orwith the Sun in diurnal nativities. Besides this. itsignifies the loss of good fortune. Andwhen the luminaries are impedited without any aspect to the fortunes.hard work and a bad existence. it signifies a good existence for the native andhis rise after hard work. And if the lords of the lunar triplicity when it hasthe dignity are cadent. But if either of the evil[planets] is in the 11th sign from the ASC. signifies the loss ofgood fortune in this way: if the Moon is separated from evil [planets] and itsnext application is to evil [planets]. And if the Part of Fortune orits lord does not aspect the ASC or the Sun in diurnal nativities or the Moonin nocturnal nativities. And in fact the moon. itsignifies a good existence for the native after hard work. it signifies good fortune for the native after hard work. or with the Part of Fortune. it signifies the loss of good fortune. in nocturnal nativities.

viz.And if it is in the exaltation of Jupiter. the Part of Fortune. But if it is in the exaltation of Venus. hisfortune will come from learned men. and wise men. Finally. thepublic. Further. And if it is in the exaltation of the Sun.Chapt. hisfortune will come from friendship with women and effeminate men. But if it is in theexaltation of Mars. if it is in the exaltation of Saturn. and especially if its lord aspectsit. 9. and old men. his fortune will come from association with slaves. in like manner. But if it is in theexaltation of the Moon. you will judge from the term andthe domicile where the Part of Fortune is. and legal witnesses. . his fortune will come from connection with militarycommanders and warlike men. scribes. it signifiesgreat good fortune. When the Part of Fortune is in an angle. But if it is in the exaltation of Mercury. The Sources of the Native'sProsperity Look at the source of prosperity andproperty.fortune will come to the native from association with slaves and slave-girls onfarms. but in a cadent (house) hard work and difficulty in acquiringthings. his fortune will come fromconnection with nobles and great men and religious persons.(the native) will be rendered fortunate by association with kings and princes.

and he will attain afortune and benefit through these things. it signifies that the nativewill be fond of joy. configured with iteither corporally or by rays.conjoined or applying to it. it signifies that the native will gain . famous and praised by all. play.And in addition. ingenious. And if it is in the domicile of Mercury. and he will have friendship with kings. skilled in the law of inheritances and in disputes. it signifies that the native will bemagnanimous. it signifies that the native will be shrewd.joined or applying to it. conjoined or applying to it. resources. sad. and delight.conjoined to it. And if it is in the domicile of Mars. But if it is in the domicile of the Sun. the place of the Moon in thecircle and her configuration with the planets must be known. But if it is in the domicile of Saturn. he will be of a cold nature. and he will associate with warlike men and be fortunatethrough them.with much endurance. having much hardwork and anxiety in acquiring food and resources unless Saturn is oriental. And if it is in the domicile ofJupiter. either aspecting it or with it. for it has astrong signification from the planet to which it is joined.wise. it signifies that the native will have scanty property and ashort life and much infirmity. and he will be a man involved in hard work and travelling. and he will be religiousand fortunate. When it is in thedomicile of Venus. and many new buildings will come to his inabundance. it signifies that the native will be bold and a loverof brawling and warfare. But when it applies to the Sun by trine orsextile aspect. forthen inheritances.

it signifies good circumstancesfor the native in its own time of his life.combust. or he will be one of their number. and the third the end. Chapt. and if both areimpedited.And if it is (also) separated from [some . Next look at the moon's application to theplanets in the hour of the nativity to apprehend the native s circumstances. it signifiesbad conditions for the native in its own time of his life. andthe Things Signified of the First House. it will be a greater signification for good. second tothe lord of the MC. first to the lord of the ASC. because if both arewell placed. And Isay the same about the lord of the exaltation and the [lord of] the term as Isaid about the lord of the domicile. retrograde. applying to the fortunesand free from [any aspect of] the evil [planets]. or in its fall. The Native's Circumstances. But if one of them is in its own domicileor exaltation. And if one of them is in an evil house.benefit from highly-placedmen. it will be a greater signification for evil.the second the middle. or applied to evil [planets]. Look at the lords of the triplicity of theASC because the first lord of this triplicity signifies the beginning of life. 10. And consider theaspects of the lord of the triplicity. in an angle or a succedent of an angle. and [in either case] well-off. and third to the lord of the 7th house.

it signifiesthat the native will be honoured among his near relations and servants and acquaintances. easily angered. it signifies that he will have suitable brothersand will travel much. that he will be endowed with good character and will have many friendsbut few children. and the second upon thelord of the Moon's house and its house and the place of it from the Sun. and. that he will travel much and will be a lover of knowledge. he will profit and make gains. and one who follows the wishes of women.of] the planets. and weak-spirited. In the 7th. In the 10th.If it is in the 2nd from the ASC. their application to it. that he will lead a bad life and have manyenemies. that he will be harassedby very great and numerous labours and infirmities.But if it is received there. Look further at the lord of the ASC and itsplace in the houses of the circle. the native'scondition is divided into two modes. But in the 3rdhouse of heaven from the ASC. In the8th. andits application to the planets. that he will rejoice withchildren. . and he will have many friends. In the 12th. Because if it is in the ASC. with much sadness. he will be the destroyer of his own estate. In the11th. In the 6th. that he will bequarrelsome. In the 4th. In the9th. that he will be good spirited and will attainvery great benefits from his parents. conversely. In the 5th. that he will be deceitful.that he will always be with kings and will get his living from them. of which one mill be dependent upon theMoon's sign and its place in the houses of the circle.

If it applies to the lord of the ASC.Chapt. Then look too at the lord of the 2ndsign. But if conversely the lord of the ASC appliesto the lord of the 2nd house. he won't care whether he acquires from a good[source] or from a bad [one] with avarice and servility.But if these same dispose themselves in contrary fashion. And if it happens so. if the application is from an evil house andone not aspecting the ASC. it signifies much wealth (arising)from things already known. it signifies an increase in assets to be sure. it will signify good fortune and success for the native in acquiring assets. it certainly takes away something from the above said happiness and ease[of acquisition] of good fortune. After this.neither good nor bad. The Native's Wealth and itsSources. that is. Look at the second house from the ASC. it signifies motley acquisition for the native. and its lord is in a good place in the circle and fromthe Sun. and the Things Signified by the Second House. 11. it portends loss forthe native in portions of his wealth. and the evil (planets) are not init and do not aspect it. But nevertheless the native will begood-spirited. it signifies the acquisition ofmuch money without any hard work.because if fortunes are in it or aspect it. consider whether this applicationis made from an angle. But if the application is from a succedent of anangle.but with hard work. Aside from this. .

Similarly too. especially if reception also accompanies the application. then look at the lord of the 2nd. free from [any aspect with] the evil [planets]. it signifies prosperity and amplemeans. increased in light and innumber. the native will have a moderate living. and aspecting the ASC. If one applies to the other. it signifies an influx of benefits to the native and a great goodfortune and a succession of things coming to him incessantly. and the Moon[is posited] similarly. and the planets which receive her have conjoined their own dispositionand virtue. If itis in an angle. Following this. The samewhen she is in an angle or the succedent of an angle.Moreover. andespecially if it is also impedited by the evil [planets]. but especially if the star that receives is a fortune. Similarly. if there is no application betweenthe lord of the ASC and the 2nd sign. But if it iscadent.if the Part [of Fortune] and its lord are in good houses in the circle. freefrom [any aspect of] the evil [planets]. . it signifiesriches and many good things. he will encounter difficulties in the acquisition of necessities. if the Moon is received whileaspecting the ASC. consider too the lord of theASC and Jupiter. it signifies that the native will have riches and goodcircumstances.

[the native] will have good[circumstances] in the beginning of his life. When the Part of Fortune is conjunct thefortunes or is in square or opposition aspect to them and the evil (planets)fall away from it.Consider also the lords of the triplicity ofthe 2nd house because they also have signification in matters of wealth inaccordance with their own nature and strength. it . And when the lord of the house of wealth and the lordof the Part of Fortune become combust. But if any one of the evil [planets] is in the11th sign from the Part of Fortune. it signifies that the native will use fraudand injustice in the acquisition of money.And when it is conjunct the evil [planets] or is in square or opposite aspect tothem and the fortunes do not aspect it. And if the second [lord] isstrong. And if the third islikewise strong. And if the first of these isfree from [any aspect of] the evil [planets]. Furthermore. and especially if it is in its owndomicile or exaltation. he will attain that in the middle of his life. good things will happen to his in the end of him life. it signifies much benefit to the native and to his fortune. it signifies the acquisition of moneyand of assets from good things. if any one of the fortunes is inthe 11th sign from the Part of Fortune. it signifies evil circumstances for thenative and a diminution of his property.

it signifies hard work for the native and bad circumstances allthe days of his life. orthree of these planets that have several dignities and are free from [anyaspect of] the evil [planets] and are in good place in the circle [of houses]and from the Sun. For if the lordof the 2nd sign is in the ASC. it signifies that the native well acquire moneywithout hard work and without anxiety. or two. and . the places of the significatorof wealth. and the lords of the triplicity of that luminary which obtains thelordship of the time and [the lords] of the Part of Fortune and the Part ofWealth and (the dispositor) of Jupiter. there willbe the greatest good luck in good things. and if it is received there. ought to be considered. or of the lord of the 2nd. it signifies good circumstances for the native in assets andfortune according to their place and motion. Furthermore. And still investigating the many testimonies that signifyassets. because if you find one.signifies evil conditions for thenative and little of anything good. Whet the lord of the ASC and [the lord] ofthe 2nd sign do not apply one to the other. and the fortunes fall away from theASC and the 2nd. it signifies bad prospects for the native in moneymatters in accordance with the degree of their evil and their place in thecircle. consider the application of the lord of the ASC or the lord of the 2ndhouse. But if the greater part of themare cadent or impedited.

And if it isin the 9th house of heaven. and he will not care how he spends or gains [money]. and he will not care aboutanything except absent things. If it is in the 3rd. it portends evil conditions forthe brothers and hard work for them. he will acquire resourcesand money from prisons and enemies and from every [sort of] vile and shameful[kind of] work. it portends the accumulation of things through unjustmeans and their dispersion on women and contracts. he will attain wealth from the king andfrom his affairs. Finally. .especially when it is received bya benefic and fortunate star placed in an angle. But in the 7th. And if it is in the 10th. and from that source he will get his living. and he will be a spendthrift. and his livelihood will be from some known thing. In the 5th. andhe will not heap up money. he will have children who are knownin the king's palace. And if the lord of the 2ndsign is in the 8th. andexcellence of his conditions. good circumstances for theparents and continuance of the native in that house in which he was born. it signifies that he will be an acquirer of wealthfrom travels and from something to do with religion. If it is in the 6th. and he will be aspendthrift. and they will have many good things. If it is in the 2nd house.he will find his wealth from friends and business agents and negotiators orfrom [handling] goods.it implies the flight of slaves and the loss of animals. and his business will have to do with travel andtravellers. it signifies that the native will acquire wealth frominheritances and from something to do with the dead. and he will be a thief and a robber. But in the 4th. if it is in the 12th. If in the 11th.there will be acquisition.

it signifies bad conditions forthe brothers and little good for them. or if theyaspect the house by square or opposite aspect. Look at the third sign from the ASC and itslord. signifiesthe death of the elder brothers. or which[planets] aspect it by square or opposite aspect. And if the lord of the sign of brothers is goinginto combustion. And the restof the signs are middling as to few or many children. But the signssignifying many children are Cancer. it signifies that he willhave brothers from his father only or from his mother. 12 The Fortune of the Brothers. And if it is one of the signs signifying few brothersand its lord is in a similar (sign). Capricorn. and Aquarius. and Pisces. it signifies few brothers. Scorpio. But if the third sign from the ASC is one ofthose signs signifying many brothers and its lord is in a similar [sign]. But if the evil (planets) are there. Because if the fortunes arethere or they are in aspect. And when the sign ofbrothers is common and its lord is in common sign. and which of the fortunate or the evil planets are there. it signifies few brothers. . and [thosesignifying] few children are Leo. itsignifies many brothers.Chapt. it signifies good fortune for the brothers andmuch prosperity for them. The separation of the Moon fromSaturn in an angle in a nocturnal nativity or from Mars in a diurnal nativity. Virgo.

it signifies few brothers. if their testimonies are the same.When the native’s ASC isone of the signs signifying many children. it signifies the agreement and strength of thebrothers and much benefit. And if it is in its own fall or its own detriment orgoing into combustion or the lords of its triplicity are in evil houses. And if there is aperegrine or an evil planet in the third sign. it signifies that they will be mediocre. it signifies manybrothers. Besides all this. If itis in a sign of many children and its lord is oriental. itsignifies few brothers and debility and bad conditions for them. because. . and the Moon is similarly placed. itsignifies few brothers and the death of the elder ones. But if they are different. Butif Mars and the lord of its triplicity is in a suitable place in the circle [ofhouses] and from the Sun. their effectwill be stronger and their judgment more certain. and especially if the ASC is Leo or Sagittarius and the Moon is in[one of] those [signs]. Next. Look also at the Part ofBrothers and its lord. When Mars enters into combustion. it signifies few brothers. And if they are in middlingsigns. if the lords of the triplicity of the ASCare cadent. look at Mars and its sign with regard to brothers. it signifies that the native will not have brothers or sisters fromhis own mother. itsignifies many brothers and sisters from the mother only.the testimonies of the 3rd sign and its lord will be stronger. And when the native's ASC is the 3rd degree ofScorpio.

if in the 7th. If they are in the ASC. he will be the firstor the seventh. thenative's mother will not bear any children after him that will live. they signify that he is the firstborn of his own mother. Consider the lords of the triplicity of theASC. they signifythe number of elder brothers. the motherwill bear children again after him. But if thefortunes are there. And ifthey are in the MC. For if there are fortunes between them. but they are already dead.count from them up to the ASC. some will livebut many of them will be born prematurely. they signify that thenative has living brothers.they signify that he had brothers. But if they are malefics. he will be the first or the fourth. he will be the first or the tenth. look in the same manner at theplanets which are between the ASC and the Angle of Earth. TheNumber of Brothers. And if there are no infortunes between them. she will bear . And look from the degree of the MC to the degreeof the ASC. 13. but are above the earth. If there are infortunes between them. And if they are not in the angles. After this.Chapt. and ifthere are evil [planets]. the native will be his mother's first born. But if there are malefics between the prior angles. If in the Angle ofEarth. not the malefic stars. If are benefics.

if the Moon. and Venus younger sisters. the younger(sisters). If it is in the ASC or in the 7th house. And if it is joined to fortunes or in aspect withthem. if Jupiter and Mars. Next. thatis. Furthermore. and the brothers beforehim are masculine. she will not bear [any] after him. he is an only child. if Mercury.children that will die or will perishin premature birth. if neither fortunes nor evil [planets] arethere. The separation of the Moon from the Sun orfrom Saturn. of the middle brothers. it signifies the death and destructionof them among themselves. it signifies the death of theelder brothers. the Moon elder sisters. he has brothers older than heis. And if it is in the MC. theyounger (brothers). And if the lord of the house of brothers is joinedto evil [planets] or in aspect with them. Mercuryyounger brothers. Andtherefore if the Sun and Saturn are impedited. If in the Angle of Earth. Jupiter and Mars middle brothers. and if Venus. he has a younger brother. one without brothers. it signifies that the brothers will endure and that there will be concordand joy among them. signifies that the . you will observe that the Sun andSaturn signify elder brothers. look at the lord of the house ofbrothers. Moreover. the elder sisters.

free from [any aspect of] the evil [planets]. and the third. middle [brothers]. it signifies that the native's brothers are in unhappycircumstances. The Reputation and Mobilityof the Brothers. And the application of the lord ofthe 3rd house to a planet in exaltation or in its own domicile signifiesthat the brothers will be prosperous and will be associated with nobles andprinces. from Jupiter orfrom Mars. or posited in its exaltation. that the native has a sister older than himself. in a suitable Placein the circle [of houses] and from the Sun. it signifies that theelder brothers will be happy and will lead happy lives. signifies . Chapt. But the application of it to a cadent planet or its conjunction withone in its fall signifies that the brothers will be worthless and willassociate with worthless men. Know that the first lord of the triplicity of the house of brotherssignifies elder brothers. And when it is separated from fortunes. from Mercuryand from Venus.and from Venus. it signifies that he himself is not older than [all] his brothers. it signifies quick death for the native's full brothersand the destruction of their possessions.14.native has an elder brother. it signifies the elevation of thosebrothers of which it is the significator. he does not have a brother older than himself. the second [lord].younger [brothers]. And when theMoon is void of course. And if it is separatedfrom evil (planets). The separation of the Moon from a planet in itsown domicile. If one of these is in its own domicile or its ownexaltation.

it signifies a happier status for the native than for his brothers. look at the lords of the triplicity of the ASCand the lords of the triplicity of the house of his brothers.or whether in fact his brothers. for whicheverlords of the aforesaid houses are in a better or more dignified place. And when there is an infortune in these places.when a benefic star is in the house of brothers or in square or opposite aspectto it. that onewill be of greater worth. and that the one who is born after him will also be elevated. it signifiesdestruction of the brothers and condemnation of the native's law. Moreover. signifies the happiness of the brothers and goodness of the native’slaw. And if the Tail [of the Dragon] is in the house ofbrothers.that the elder brotherswill have high position and great fame. free from [any aspect of] the evil[planets]. And its application to a planet in itsown domicile signifies that the native will be elevated and his namewell-known. Andif the lord the 3rd sign is a fortune. But when you find the Head of the Dragon of the Moon in the house ofbrothers. But if they are evil [planets] and apply to malefics. it portends that the native will be of lesser condition and statusthan all of his brothers. it signifies harmony among the brothers and good status for thenative. when you want to know whether the native is of greater worth. it signifies condemnation ofthe brothers’ condition and of the native’s law. You will recall moreover that the first lord of thetriplicity signifies . Similarly.

look at the lord of the ASC and the lord of thethird sign. it signifies a firm friendship. moreover. And if by opposition. you will also look at the Part of Brothersand at its place in the circle [of houses]. And if the lord of its houseaspects it by trine or sextile aspect. Know. And if they are conjoined. Mercury younger [brothers]. But if by opposition. If they aspect each other mutually by trine or sextile aspect. but if by square they will be middlingin their friendship. it signifies a middling friendship. that when the Part of Brothers is with the lord of thePart of Fortune the brothers will contend among themselves with mutual hatredand . itsignifies friendship with the brothers. Next. The Mutual Friendship orHatred of the Brothers. Jupiter and Mars middle [brothers]. the former elder [sisters]. In this connection. it signifies a stablefriendship with the brothers.15. those whose significator it is will be of greater worth amongbrothers.elder brothers. whichever of these planets or of the lords of the triplicityof the 3rd house is stronger and more fortunate and in a moredignified place. Therefore.it signifies great enmity and hatred. andthe third younger [brothers]. it produces great enmity for andmuch hatred of the brothers. Chapt. the Sun and Saturn signify elderbrothers. and the latter youngerones. If it aspectsit by square aspect. the second [lord] middle [brothers]. Similarly. theMoon and Venus sisters.

as regards themother. Chapt. it signifies .(and) both by day and by night from the Part of the Mother and its lord. If they are harmonious and joined by application. the brothers' possessions will be divided and dispersed.then things relating to brothers will work out more easily. then the sisters possessions will be destroyed. The Fortune of the Parents. 16. And ifyou find [all] the significators of the father and the mother. but when there isno application. But if they are not inapplication. you will make your judgment from Venus by day and the Moon by night.cheating and trickery. sowhen these [planets] are well harmoniously posited in relation to each other. Venusand the Moon signify sisters. having many aspects and dignities in the angles. and the lords of thetriplicity of that luminary which is the lord of the Time are happily positedin strong places in the circle (of houses). or in the succedentsof the angles. and Fortuna is in the house of the father. For the fortune ofthe parents. Mercury and Mars signify brothers [as I have said].it will be good for things relating to sisters. consider the place of the Sun in a diurnal nativity and the place of Saturn in anocturnal nativity. and the ThingsSignified by the Fourth House. and for both parents the 4th signfrom the ASC with its lord. But in a diurnal chart as well as in a nocturnal chart youwill [also] look at the Part of the Father andits lord. Next. or the majorityof them.

But if they are impedited and inevil houses. it signifies that the father will be in prosperous circumstances at thetime of the nativity.direct the degree of the Sun and the Part of the Father in diurnal nativities. or have Alictisal with them. Therefore. but in unhappy circumstances in the future. [But] if thesame luminary is in an evil house. For if the aforesaidsignificators are conjoined with fortunes or have Alictisal with them.and the degree of Saturn and the Part of the Father in nocturnal nativities. But if the Sun is ina suitable place in a day nativity. itsignifies elevation and happiness for the father. and the lords of its triplicity are in goodhouses. it signifies unhappy conditionsfor the parents and long-lasting infirmity. it . and when they are conjoinedby direction to the evil [planets]. it signifies bad conditions for the parents at the time of the native'sbirth. the Sunin diurnal nativities with the Part of the Father has signification over the conditionof the father in the hour of the nativity. and Saturn and the Part of theFather signify the fortune of the father in nocturnal nativities. but it indicates good (conditions) to the future.prosperity for theparents and good circumstances andmuch joy for them. tothe body of the fortunes and the malefics and to their rays. In general. and the lords of its triplicity are in evilhouses.

it signifies goodcircumstances for the brothers and the parents and their . and if. Moreover. Also. [the father] will come into much money. but especially whenthey becomeequal in degrees. either by body or byrays. contempt. it signifies an intensification of thehatred between the brothers and thedishonesty. the Part of theFather in good and strong houses from the ASC and from the significator of thefather -. You will judge similarly about the mother'ssituation: by day. just as I have made plain to you in thesignification of the father from the Sun and the rest of the significators. And iffortunes aspect it and the evil [planets] are cadent from it. when the Part of the Father andits lord are conjoined. and low status.signifiesinfirmities and other dangers that happen to the parents. Look at the degree ofthe New Moon or the Full Moon most nearly preceding the nativity. from Venus and the Part of the Mother. in sucha direction. the fortunes do not project their rays there. And when Mercury iswith Mars or when it aspects him with hostile rays. signifies anincrease in honour for the father. or from Saturnor the Sun.either the Sun or Saturn -. that are cadent. treachery. But in houses from the ASC. and deceit of one against another.according to what the distinction of time gives. with the infortunes prevailing. it signifies bad circumstancesfor the father: servile poverty. and by night from theMoon and the Part of the Mother.

And if that sign is thedomicile or exaltation of the Sun. or aspects the sign. and the lords of the domicile of boththese significators signify the futurefortunes of the father. the contrary is signified. the elevation and high status of the mother issignified and her good fortune. itsignifies a middling status for them. then Judge servitude andmisfortune and poverty for the native's parents. and the sign of the Full Moonand its lord the fortune of the mother.elevation. It signifies servitude and misfortune forthe father. itsignifies servitude for the mother and thatshe is of low degree. And know that the sign of the New Moonand its lord signify the fortune of the father.But if both fortunes and evil [planets] aspect it at the same time.you may know that the Sun by day and Saturn by night signify the situation ofthe father at the time of the nativity. it signifies theelevation of the father and his great good fortune. and the fortunes are not in aspect. or aspects it.or aspects it. Also. because if Jupiter or the Sun is in it. . Besides this. but if it is the domicile of the Moon or her exaltation. and especiallyif the Moon is in a fortunate position. if theluminaries themselves are in mobile signs. it signifies inconstancy for theparents and unsteady circumstances along with a great variety of things. Furthermore. look atthe 4th sign. And if Venus or the Moon isin it. And if any one of the evil (planets) is in it. but if theevil [planets]aspect it and the fortunes have fallen away from it.

it signifies the downfall of the father and the loss of his assets.And when thesignificators of the father. or the lord of the domicile of Saturn in nocturnal nativities andthe lords of its triplicity are in their own exaltations. But contrariwise. and its lord by night and by day. andespecially if the Part of Fortune and its lord are both fortunately placedalong with the Part of the Father. all of them free from (any aspect of) theinfortunes. and the Part of the Father. it will signify increase and elevation andenlargement of the honour and worth of the family in the future. or in their own fall configured with the evil(planets). And if you findany one of them in its own Ductoria. with an aspect of the fortunes. and in good houses ofthe figure. which are the lord of the domicile of the Sun indiurnal nativities and the lord of its triplicity are to their ownexaltations. intheir own domiciles or exaltations.Look further into the value and worth of the familyand of their success in riches and dignities from the Ductoria of the diurnalplanets from the Sun and of the nocturnal planets from Saturn. . and the son will come into a sumptuous inheritanceleft (to him) by his parents. ifthe lord of the domicile of the Sun in a diurnal nativity and the lord of itstriplicity. or the lord of the domicile ofSaturn in nocturnal nativities and the lord of its triplicity are in evilhouses. for then it also signifies that the father'sgood fortune will endure. it signifies the elevation and highdignity and an abundance of wealth for the parents of the native. or in their detriment.

" And if the Sun does not aspect theASC. at Saturn and thelord of its domicile and the lords of its triplicity. For if the Sun and theMoon and the lords of the aforesaid domiciles and the lords of the triplicitiesare in angles. If it aspects the ASC. And if any one of them is in its own Ductoria. injudging the status of the family. Ptolemy said. or. it signifies anunhappy status and death for the native as well as for his family. direct it Instead of the Sun.free from (any aspects with] the evil [planets] and from detriments. Besides all this. and cadent. but .Similar is thejudgment on the fortune of the mother from the Ductoria of the nocturnalplanets and from the Moon. direct itto the body and the rays of the infortunes by the degrees of ascension. TheLength of Life of the father. not in aspect with the ASC. Itdenotes the elevation of the mother and her importance and an Increase indignity for her in the future. Chapt. it signifies joy and prosperity for the nativeand his family. but Saturn does aspect it. look at the Sun by day and its lord and thelord of its triplicity. givingto each degree of ascension one year. But If [these significators]are discovered to be impedited and conjoinedto the evil [planets]. 17."Look at the Sun when the nativity is by day. if the nativity is nocturnal.

direct herjust as we said about Venus. direct it to the body and the rays of the evil [planets] by thedegrees of ascension. but by night in Saturn and in the lord of itsdomicile. 18. . In nocturnalnativities you will begin with Saturn. But if the Moondoes not aspect the ASC either. If itaspects the ASC. after it the Sun. Which. his fatherwill die in the same year. and give one year toeach degree of ascension. Ptolemy said. TheLength of Lift of the Mother. look at Venus. and byday and by night equally. but the Moon is sending rays to it. and the Part of the Father and its lord."In the case of the mother. when the nativity is diurnal. if it is asmany as those that that planet signifies. in the 4th house and its lord. And if it does not aspect the ASC. (then] direct the degree of the MC. which hasthe greater dignity by day in the place of theSun and in the lord of its domicile.if it does notaspect the Sun either." Chapt. Then look at how many years result from the degrees of the ascensions. and after theSun the degree of the IMC." or if the number ofdegrees of ascension was nearly equal to the years of that planet. [then] in place of thesedirect the degree of the Angle of Earth.

and the planet that is lord ofthe dignity and aspecting the Sun will be the Alcochoden.and in the Part of the Mother and its lord. through which isknown the [number of] years of the father's life. and Saturn is in an angle or a succedent of anangle. then Venus. But if the Sun is not[posited] as we have said. Look at the Sun indiurnal nativities. andfinally the degree of the MC. Chap. or by night in the place of the Moon and to the lord of itsdomicile. or by day and by night equally in the degree of the MC and its lord. For if there are as manydegrees as that planet signified which has the greater dignity by day in theplace of Venus. which you will direct for the father.But in nocturnal nativitiesbegin with the Moon. the death ofthe mother is signified in that year. (then] Saturnwill be the Hyleg. or if the degrees of ascensionfound by the direction was nearly equal to its number of years. Findingthe Hyleg for the Life of the Parents. which you will direct for the father. and the planet that isthe lord of the dignity and in aspect will be the Alcochoden. Then consider how manyyears result from the degrees of the ascensions. 19. . and one of the lords of the five dignities aspects it. If it is in an angular or succeeding sign and any one of the lords ofthe five dignities aspects it the Sun will bethe Hyleg.

But if the Part wasnot [configured] as we have said. the planet in aspect. will be the Alcochoden. then with the Sun.But then. and it must bedirected for the life of the father. [then] thatdegree will be the Hyleg.namely. And in nocturnal nativities. and after these with thedegree of the MC. look at the degree of the Part of the Father. if Saturnis not configured in the aforesaid manner. and the planetin aspect that is lord of the dignity will be the Alcochoden. and finally with the degree of the house of the father. look at the degree of the house of thefather." because if any one of the lords of the five dignities aspects it. you will begin with the Moon. ininvestigating the life of the Mother. (then] the Part ofthe Father will be the Hyleg.and any one of the lords of the five dignities aspects it. then with the Part of the Mother. thenwith the Moon. then with the Part of the Mother. which you will direct for the father. and thelord of the dignity -. which ought to be . then with thePart of the Father. Furthermore. you will begin with Venus in diurnal nativities.begin in nocturnal nativities with Saturn. In the same manner.then with Venus. anduse the same method that we have given previously.If it is in an angle or succedent of an angle. and finally with the degreeof the MC. And whichever of these is the more dignified according to the rulesgiven above will be the Hyleg.

you will know the fortune of the mother from thatplanet from which the Moon [last] separated. and the lord of the triplicity of Jupiter. free from [any aspect of] the evil [planets].And if you don t find a Hyleg. aspecting the ASC. The Status of the Children. and a middlingnumber by the Sun. and the ThingsSignified by the Fifth House. the Moon. few by Saturn and Mars.directed for the life of themother. and at Venus and Jupiter. and Mercury. And if it is in a sign signifying few children. 20. .And if the lord of the ASC is applied to the lord of the 7th. Chap. signifies manychildren. impedited by evil[planets]. and Venus impedited. look at thehouse of children and its lord. it signifies that thenative will be barren and will never have children. and Jupiter is combust. and also the Part ofChildren and its lord. assigning oneyear to each degree. it signifies many from slave-girls. it signifies manychildren that are not legitimate. And if the lord of the 7th applies to thelord of the ASC. And say that many children[are signified] by Jupiter and Venus. Also. For this. and the lord of the dignity in aspect will be the Alcochoden as above. For whichever one ofthese is the most dignified in a sign of manychildren. direct the degree of the Moon to the fortunesand to the evil [planets] to explore the status of the mother. andespecially if it is in an angle or a succedent of an angle.

it signifies manychildren and harmony [among them]. it signifies many children andjoy from them. And look at the Part of Children and its lord. in angles orsuccedents of angles. or the star configured with it." . But sorrowwill come to him from the rest of hischildren. and the planetconjoined to it. it signifies many children and joyfrom them. ifJupiter and Mercury are in their own domiciles or exaltations. and judge the fortune of thechildren according to the measure of the houses and their quality in strengthand weakness. And if it is cadent from the angles. and the lordsof theirtriplicities are in suitable places in the circle. But if one of them is in asuitable place and the others in dejected or evil [places]. it signifies thatthe native will have one child that is outstanding and honoured. because if the lords of the triplicity of Jupiter are cadent from the angles or under the Sun beams. andespecially [if it is] in those houses that do not aspect the ASC. And know that whenthe Part of Children is in an angle or the succedent of an angle. Besides this.But if the lords ofthe triplicity of Jupiter are in good places in the circle. free from [any aspect of]the evil [planets] and from impediments. few childrenare indicated.

they will die. If there Is an evil planet in the house of children. and free from combustion. itsignifies that the native will have many children who will get along very welltogether. And ifit is in an angle. especially if the Moon is alsoimpedited. and Mercury are free from [any aspect of] the evil [planets]. And if a fortune isin the 5th sign. But an evil [planet]beholds it with the same aspects. And if Jupiter. or in their fall. and aspecting the MC. itsignifies the death of the first born child. or in theirdetriment. and the lord of the house of children is free from [any aspectof] the evil [planets] and free from impediments. look at the Part of Children. But if there is a fortune in square or opposite aspect to the Part ofChildren.Venus. and especially if it is . and does not aspect either Jupiter or Venus. he will have no childrenand if he does have any. Besides. andthe native will always have sorrow from hischildren. itsignifies few children and barrenness. who perhaps may be born dead. Conversely. andthe lord of the house of children is falling from an angle. But if they are impedited by the evil [planets]. And if Venus is impedited by Saturn. it signifies many children. the native will be the father of manychildren. or under the Sun beams. if the Part ofChildren does not aspect good planets. free fromretrogradation.it signifies few children and their quick demise. it signifies fewchildren and the swift death of one of them. it signifies few children and little joy fromthem.

it will give children at the end of life. if it is occidental.) Similarly. if it is in the MC or the 11th sign. if God wills. if the Partof Children is in the ASC. it signifies children in youth. it signifies fewchildren and little money. it signifies children in [the native's] youth. if in the MC. look at theplanet which is most dignified in the significations of children. 9th. If it isoriental. it signifies children inmid-life.in his old age. And in all nativities. when the profection of the yearcomes to the sign in which Jupiter or . if you have rightly understood and consideredall these things. and no fortune aspects them. Wherefore. If the Part ofChildren is in the 7th or 4th house. (Jupiter has a greater signification forchildren than does Venus. 21 TheTime of the Children. you will discover the truth of the matter. it promises children inyouth. if it is in the 3rd. or 4th house.cadent fromthe 4th or the 7th angle. Chap.And when in the revolution of years Jupiter or Venus comes to the place of thePart of Children or aspects it by square or opposition. Also.children in Youth. it signifies that hewill have children at that time. if the luminaries areimpedited by evil [planets]. For the time of the children.

But if they are configured with mutualimpediments. if the lord of the 5thhouse. or 12th house. If the lord of the 1sthouse is in the 5th.Venus is placed in the nativity. it signifies discord and enmity of the children towards the nativeand harm [to him]. 8th. Similarly. thechildren will be secret enemies of the native. especially the Part of Children is not impeditedand its lord is a fortune. [the children] will be open enemiesand adversaries of their father. But if you find the lord of the 5th.or its lord in the 7th house. if the Part of Children receives afriendly aspect from its lord. itsignifies children in that year. If you want to know the love and concord[that will exist] among the children and their goodwill towards the native. and this the more if the Part of Children and its lord aspectthe ASC and its lord with friendly rays. unless a strongercontrary testimony by the lords of either the 1st or the 5thhouse is in effect. If the lord of the 1stis in the 2nd. the nativewill hate their children and turn them away. it is a true sign of sincere love between the nativeand his children. it signifies perfect love between the native and hischildren. The Part of Life and its lord alsocause this when they are posited in these three houses. Similarly. .look at the planet that is most dignified in the significations of children andthe lord of the ASC. the Part of Children or its lord are found in the 12th. If they are in good mutual aspect or in reception. or the lord of the 5th or the Partof Children is in it. it signifiesconcord and happiness from the children. the Part of Children.

or the Part ofCaptives. free from [any aspect of] theevil [planets]. or under the Sun beams. and [see] besides if any oneof the benefics or malefics is in the 6th house. subordinates. or applying to them in a fixed sign. it signifies many slaves and advantage and joyaccruing [to the native] from them. For the circumstances of slaves. look at the6th sign and its lord and its place in the circle. But truly the very worst condition forMercury is when it is retrograde. or if the Part of Slavesitself is impedited by the evil [planets] and lacks any aspect of the . When any one of the fortunes is in the 6th sign orthe 12th. and the Significations of the SixthHouse. and captives. because if there is anyone or the evil [planets] in the 6th sign or the 12th.in a common or mobile sign.Chapt. and the fortunes aspect it and the infortunesare falling away from it. orits lord is in a suitable house.22 The Native's Slaves and Subordinates. or if Mercury is joined to thefortunes or applies to them free from [any aspect of] the evil [planets]. because through that is known itssignification over slaves. or the lord of the 6this an evil planet or a planet impedited by the Sun in an evil place in thecircle. and captives. or if Mercury is impedited by evil [planets] or is falling away fromthe fortunate stars and they are not aspecting it. and conjoined to Mercury. or the lord of the 6th is a fortune. also the place of Mercury. and [Mercury's] bettercondition is when it is oriental in the ASC or in the MC applying to Jupiter. subordinates. or conjoined to theevil [planets].

consider themany (testimonies). Chapt. and the star that isin the 6th house. and the Part of Slaves and its lord. about the (slaves) utility orinutility. And keep onlooking at the multitude of testimonies until the true state of the matterbecomes apparent to you. So. it signifies agreement and success. just as you see it. and the lord of the 6th. See also the planet which has the cost points of dignity in the 6thhouse. but if oneimpedites another.or if the Tail of the Dragon of the Moon is found in the 6th house. discord. And judge. look too at the star thatis most dignified in the place of the lord of the 6th. . and Mercury and the lord of the ASC. itsignifies few slaves and sorrow accruing [to the native] from them. and its relationship or harmonywith the lord of the ASC. and its lord. and whether it makes the latter fortunate orunfortunate. whether there is one or more. benefit. and theplanet which is in the 6th.fortunes. for if one ofthese makes another fortunate. their discord and impediment are signified.23. and (look at) Mercury. or about their benefit or loss [to the native]. and ponder diligently the utility. For the circumstances of captives and slaves. orimpediment that the native will get from his slaves. and [in the place of]the Part of Captives.

or [even] in the 12th. In regard to animals and cattle. and know that inthe case of animals it is better for Mars to be oriental in a quadrupedal sign. or . it signifies that the native will love horses.The Native's Luck withAnimals and Cattle. that is. andhunting. and theywill multiply around him. and this will be through animals andcattle if Jupiter and Mars have particular dignity in the same sign. or in aspect with them. especially if Marsis in a house or sign where it has some dignity. is with it and Mars is lord of the ASC or lordof the conjunction or opposition of the luminaries that was [immediately]before the nativity. andMars and its place in the circle.and especially In a regal sign in the AVD or the MC. especially If the Moon. look at the 12th sign and its lord. Leo.whether it is oriental or occidental. retrograde or direct. itsignifies that the native mill nave many animals and cattle. But if the 12th sign is a fixed sign and Saturnis in it or in square or in opposition. And when Mars is with the Partof Fortune. But when the 12th sign is quadrupedal and its lord is in aquadrupedal sign conjoined to the fortunes. itsignifies that the native will have advantage from animals and cattle. And knowthat if Mars is oriental in Aries. weapons. it signifies that sorrow andimpediments will happen to the native. becauseif you find it so and Jupiter and the Sun aspect it with a benign aspect. and its individual condition.

horses.camels. and alsothe Moon.Sagittarius and it is the lord ofthe 6th or the 12th sign. such as cattle and cows andmuch like. and the lord of her domicile. it promises to the native many animals. whether fortunes or malefics. and the lord of the ASCis with Mars or in aspect with it from praiseworthy houses. But if the majority of them are fortunes. it signifies that the native will be healthy and thathe will have . And similarly with other signs. And if Sagittariusor any of the signs of a bestial nature is ascending. The Native's Infirmity and Its Causes. if the Moon is in the placesthat I have just named for the lord of the ASC. viz. it will signify just as much asthe lord of the ASC. and the planets that are in it. because she has the greatestsignification in infirmities. it signifies advantage from animalsaccording to the nature of the sign in which Mars is placed.consider the 6th sign and its lord. conjoinedto the fortunes or in aspect with them. or Virgo or Capricorn it signifies that the nativewill have many draft animals or beasts of burden. With regard to the occurrences of infirmities and their causes and kinds. or ifany one of them has more testimonies of dignity and is fortunately placed and configuredwith the lord of the ASC. Chapt24. especially if Jupiter aspectsit. Similarly. and the Part of Infirmities along with itslord. if God wills. and [other] large animals of great value. when Mars is in them oriental. And if it is in Taurus. the native willlove animals and derive pleasure from them.

it signifies his deathand many infirmities. And if an evil [planets] is in the ASC. hemorrhoids. from which he will either be quicklyliberated or will quickly die.(only) minor infirmities and few [of these]. But If Saturn is more dignified than the others.it signifies that the native will have a variety of sicknesses. or. signifies many cold sicknesses. if the luminaries areimpedited by the evil [planets]. or are joined to the Tail of the Dragon of theMoon. or fevers. and it is conjoined to the Moon. and any one of them has greater dignity. or it the one that has the most dignities is impedited by Mars. in squareaspect or in opposition to these places. But if Mars is in such a position. but if. but isstill impedited by the evil [planets] and configured with the lord of the ASC. it signifies that the native will behealthy. it signifieshot maladies. especiallyif it is in a moist sign. from choler. viz. especially if it is in any of the angles orthe succedents of the angles. dropsy. and apoplexy. it signifies weaknessof sight and the destruction of an eye. orif the planet that is stronger than the rest is impedited by Saturn. itsignifies many maladies. Similarly. And if Mars is the most dignifiedof them. weakness of . it signifies that thenative will have many hot infirmities. delirium. Andif Saturn is in the 6th sign from the ASC or from the Moon. they are impedited. But if the majorityof them are evil [planets]. and from blood. on the contrary. paralysis. and infirmitiesthat are cold and dry and difficult to cure. it. And if the Moon and its lord and the 6th sign are free from impedimentsand the [aspects of] the evil [planets]. especially Marsin a nocturnal nativity.

For ifthe Moon is conjoined to the evil [planets] by square aspect or by opposition. itsignifies soundness of the body but sickness and terror and sadness of themind. Iftherefore the ASC and the Moon are impedited.sight is signified and the destruction of the eyes. it threatens pains and the most severe tortures. if in the MC. they will happen in thebeginning of life. the ASC and the Moon are significators of the body. they willbe in the end of his life.and it is in a moist sign. And if the planet that signifies infirmity is oriental. But in any case the native's infirmitieswill be in accordance with the essential strength or weakness of the planet. Andwhen the Part of Infirmity and its lord are free from [any aspect of] the evil(planets). it signifies that the native's many infirmities willbe from cold and moisture. And if it is in a dry sign. it promises that the native will be sound and his body healthy. In general. . But if it is occidental. they will happen in the middle of life. and the lordof the ASC and the lord of the Moon s domicile are significators of the mind. it signifies some weakness of the native'sbody. the infirmitieswill be in the beginning of the native’s life. they will happen around the end. but soundness of his mind and judgment. with these sameconditions. butespecially if no fortune aspects them. Butif they are impedited. but their lords are free from(any aspect of) the evil [planets]. if in theAngle of Earth. And if the ASC and the Moon arefree from [any aspect of] the evil [planets] but their lords are impedited. If it is in the ASC. it signifies illness from heat and dryness.

and the Things Signified by the Seventh House.And contrariwise. fortunately configured. if the lord of the 7th house applies to the lord of the ASC. it signifies a late marriage for the nativeand inconveniences from causes relating to his wives.and applying to the lord of the ASC. MatrimonialMatters and their Causes. have dignities in the angles or in thesuccedents. and the lords of its triplicity are oriental in favourable housesand free from impediments. Make your judgment of matters relating tomatrimony and marriage. and the lords of its triplicity are in abject houses. And if Venusis direct in an angle or a succedent. and fromthe Part of Marriage and its lord. or those ofthem that are the most powerful.Chap. 25. it signifies that the native will marry in hisyouth. But if Venusis cadent or combust. it signifies that the native has the desire to acquire wives. and notimpedited. it signifies that the native will have agood and suitable marriage. also from Venus and the Moon. andin aspect with the evil [planets]. free from combustion. . But if the lord of the ASC applies to thelord of the 7th sign. If all of these significators. free from [any aspect of] the evil [planets]. From the 7th sign and its lord and from the planet thatyou find in the 7th domicile of heaven.it signifies that the native will be sought and esteemed by women. and he will be fortunate [in his relations]with his wives.

and in suitable houses. and fickle passions. itsignifies marriage of the native with two women.And if it is in a common sign (of two bodies. is free from [any aspect of] the evil [planets] and free from impediments. in the nativities or women ormen. Venus signifies a good and agreeable carriage for thenative. And if Venus is impedited or cadent. but the lords of the triplicity signifyjoy and advantage arising from his wives [in some manner]. it signifies disadvantage and somethingmalignant in the marriage. But if it is in adomicile of Saturn and Saturn . and the lordsof its triplicity are in favourable houses. But ifit is impedited in an evil house. it signifies an abundance of wives. especially ifit is in Cancer or Capricorn. If this same (planet) is in opposition to theMoon or to square aspect to her. and the lords of its triplicityare in evil houses. or of two faces or forms). But when Venus is in a mobile sign. And if Venus. it signifieslittle stability of the native in wedlock. the place of Venus signifiessomething malignant in the marriage. but the lords of its triplicity [signify] disadvantage and hard workfrom the [ensuing] wedlock.free from [any aspect of] the evil (planets). When Venus is in a domicile of Mars and Marsis in a domicile of Venus. it signifies some impediment in the marriage. it signifies an advantageous and good marriage.And if Venus is in an angle or a succedent.

it . Chap. or inbad aspect with them. it signifies the marriage of the native with beautiful women andthose of the best [quality]. it signifiesthe marriage of the native with the best and most beautiful women. free from [any aspect of] the evil(planets). Andwhen Venus is peregrine and occidental. And if any one of the evil [planets] is inthe 7th or in the 4th house in the nativities of men. or in aspect with the fortunes. it shows that the native will delight more in masculineintercourse than in feminine. And if the Partand its lord are cadent and impedited by the evil [planets]. or when Venus is in adomicile of Mercury and Mercury is in her domicile. The Things Signified by the Part ofMarriage. conjoined to the evil [planets]. and in the nativities of women. 26. the death of their husbands. it signifies the marriage of thenative with infamous whores. retrograde. adjoined to the fortunes.if they are in angles or in succedents. it signifies the death ofhis wives. but especiallywithout any aspect of the fortunes to them. And if the lord of the Part of Fortune is evil. cadent. or if Venus and Mercury arein a domicile of Saturn.is in her domicile. orcombust. free from [any aspect of] the evil[planets]. Consider the Part of Marriage and its lord. But if the lord of the Part of Fortune is directin its course in an angle or a succedent. it signifies the swift death of his wives.

And if Venus is in a domicile of Saturn. When Venus is joined to Mars or in evilaspect with him. conjoined toSaturn. or in evil aspect with Jupiter. and the lord of the Part ofMarriage does not aspect the Part. And if you find Venus in a domicile ofJupiter. it signifies that the native will havelittle love for his wives. And if the lord of the 7th and thelord of the Moon's domicile do not aspect the Moon. But when Venus is in a domicile of Mars. it signifies condemnation and evil qualities in the marriage partner. it signifies marriagewith women of noble birth. and the lord of the domicile of Venus doesnot aspect her.it signifies connection with a . it signifies that the native will havedepraved inclinations with regard to women. Butwhen she is in her own domicile or exaltation. it signifies marriage and connection of the native withwomen who live in his neighbourhood. Moreover.signifies the marriage of the native with women who are full offaults and who will bear no offspring. it signifies depravity of the native's inclinations with regardto marriage and desire. Jupiter in a domicile of Venus. or in the domicile of the Moonor in her exaltation. And when she isin a domicile of Jupiter and in aspect with him in the nativities of men orwomen. it signifies the suitability and accomplishment of marriage andconstancy in it. And if Venus is cadent from the ASC. when Saturn is elevated above Venus in the10th sign or is in opposition to her. and in aspect withhim. itsignifies marriage with an aged woman. And if she is in a domicile of Mercury. it signifies the disgrace of sexual license. or contrariwise.

For the native's travel and trips. common sort of wife with a slave-girl. especially if Jupiter aspects her. The Native's Travel and Trips.low-born. And if that sign isa mobile sign.27. it signifies marriage in that year. and the Things Signified by the Ninth House. But if she is in her own domicile or exaltation. it signifies little lovebetween the native and his wife. And if Venus is oriental. or in anangle free from [any aspect of] the evil [planets] and free from retrogradationand combustion. and if it is common. And when the profection of the year of theASC of the radix comes to the 7th sign. and you will find the truth. it signifies a high-class marriage and good circumstances forthe native. it indicates marriage with anunsuitable woman. And if she is occidental or in her own fall.If she is found in the domicile of the Moon. with one. Understand all this. it signifies marriage with many women. withtwo. if fixed. it signifies marriage with women who aresick. and especially in secret. especially if Jupiter does not aspect her. ifGod is willing. andif she is retrograde. look at the 9th sign and its lord andthe planet . or the ASC of the revolution is thesign of the 7th house.When Venus is under the Sun beams. itsignifies that the wife will act boldly towards her husband but with much loveand joy. itsignifies that the native will have delay and difficulty in getting married. Chapt.

Besides this. [look at Mars and the Part of Traveland its lord. if there is application and mutual configuration between itand the lord of the ASC. After that. but unfortunate[trips] if it is unfortunately placed -indeed. or the lord of the ASC applying to it. it signifies that the native will remain in his ownplace. toss. took at the lords of the triplicity of Mars. or they are renderedunfortunate by the evil (planets). and damage from travel. And if the lord of the 9thsign is impedited. itsignifies that he will have bad luck. along with mutual harmony. it signifies great profit andadvantage from travel. because theone that has the best condition and house [position] signifies that the nativewill have fortunate trips if it is itself fortunately placed. orharmony between them. or the planet that has the greatest dignitythere is impedited or is an infortune. And if the Moon does not aspect the lord ofits domicile it signifies that the native will be one who finds his livelihoodoutside his own native country. or the one of them that hasthe greatest dignity there is fortunately placed. applying to the lord of theASC. (if it is) thefirst lord [of the triplicity] rather than the rest.that is in the 9th house. that the native will never getthe sought for livelihood from his trips. configuration. or if evil . loving joy and quiet. it signifies that thenative will make many trips. Also. and it applies to the Lord of the ASC. And if there is no application. see which one of them has the most testimonies and is in thestrongest place. And if most of them are impedited. And if Mars is in the ascending angle. and in particular. itsignifies travel and many trips. for if most of these are fortunes.

or is in his domicile or terms. misfortunes will happen to the native onhis trips.e. Moreover. applying to Mercury. on the third day of the nativity is applied to afortune. But when the Moon.and she herself is impedited by Mars.[planets] are in it. it signifies many and varied trips and dwelling in foreign regions. But when the lord ofthe 9th house applies to Mars. But if the lord of the domicileof the Sun is contrary to the Moon. if the Moon or the lord of her domicile is in the angle ofthe West. it signifies that the native will carry throughi. badluck. it signifies that thenative will profit from his trips. but if it is an evil [planet]. he will complete many trips. or aspects thoseterms. it signifies that thenative's livelihood will be in foreign regions.it signifies travel and many trips. or in a sign of contrary nature tothe ascending sign. And if it is a fortune. itsignifies the native's desire for trips and that he will move about from regionto region. it signifies loss. or the lord of the 9th is in the ASC. look at the [place of the] Moon on the third day of thenativity. or in his terms. something bad. or if the lord of the ASC applies to them. Similarly. it signifies that the native will delight in trips. And if the Moon is in the 3rd sign from the ASC. and if the lord of the ASC is in its own fall. or in his domicile. or if they apply to the lordof the ASC. Besides this. But when the lord of the ASC is conjoinedor in opposition to the Place of the ASC. if thelord of the ASC is in the 9th. If it is configured with Mars. and the lord of the domicile of the Moon is conjoined tothe Moon. he will gain benefitand advantage from his trips. And if she is . and that fortune is oriental in a good house. and disadvantage arising from [the native's] trips.

And if Mercury is the lordof the 9th [and posited] in the ASC or MC. it signifies that [the native] will make a beneficial acquisition. aspectingJupiter. and greatness.from women and nobles and . while on a trip. whileon s trip of aquatic and terrestrial things and animals. Butif Saturn is the lord of the 9th and posited in the ASC or the MC.or in opposition to it. especially if thelord of the ASC is a fortune. And if Jupiter is lord ofthe 9th and placed in the ASC or the MC. he will gain something beneficial. and business affairs of nobles while on a trip. which she does not receive. it signifies Joy and profit on trips. or in square aspect. or in opposition to it. Chapt. it signifies the acquisition ofknowledge. And if Mars is lord ofthe 9th and is found in theASC or the MC. it signifies Joyand Carriage for the native while he is on a trip. it signifies the acquisition of aprincipate and (even) of an empire while on a trip.28 Utility or Loss on a Trip. aspecting Jupiter. But if an evil[planet] is in the 9th. or in square aspect. or in aspect with the fortunes.applied to an occidentalinfortune. itsignifies evil and loss from trips. Look at the 9th sign. it signifies that the native will haveloss and misfortune from his trips. if there is a fortune in it. But if the lord of the 9th is in the ASC orthe MC. But if Venusis the lord of the 9th and it is located in the ASC or the MC. it signifies the native's love of and pleasure in trips.

and which are the lords of the domicile. And if the Part ofTravel is in any of the angles. and in which house of the circle they are located. and his Dreams. But if the lord of thedomicile of the Sun does not aspect the Sun. and which planets are in them. to whom [the direction of] wars and armies are entrusted. and which brings the . the 3rdand the 9th. it signifies love affairs on trips. because from them is known [the native's] law and dreams. you should know their strengths. more so than the others.Therefore. Alsowhich one is the lord of the Part of Law. and fear. and the lord of the ASC does not behold theASC. or the Part of Travel is with Mars. it signifiesmany trips. direct or retrograde. and terms.princes. see which of the planetsit is configured with.and the lord of the Part is of a nature contrary to Its own house. Chapt. You will also observe that Mercury has its own propersignification in matters of faith and dreams. orwhich aspect them. under the Sunbeams or beyond them. or if Mars is in the 3rd or 9th house.triplicity. exaltation. loss. or to which it applies.Wherefore. or whether it is in an angle or a succedent or a cadent [house]. [accompanied] by hard work. The Native's Law and Religion. whether it is in a mobile sign or one of two bodies or a fixed[sign]. and in which house the Part [itself]is located. look at the two houses. and the lord of the domicile ofthe Moon does not aspect the Moon.whether its lord is oriental or occidental. conJoined to the lord of the ASC or to theMoon. In matters of faith and dream.29.

and that he will keep his ownthoughts hidden. it signifies that the native will have deepknowledge. or in aspect with it. and good faith. a finger-pointer. and wise. or in aspect with it.encountering injuries. it signifiesthat the . he will hates joy. But if it is in the domicile of the Moon. and will live in anhumble manner and endure restricted means and hard work. But If It Is In d domicile of Venus. and loving riches. and aninformer. or in aspect with it.mostdignity to it. But if it is in a domicile of Jupiter. or in aspect with it. And if it is in a domicile of Mars. And so. be pouring out blood. it signifiesthat he will have fame. or in aspect with it. humble. orin an evil aspect with it.religious. And if it is in the domicile of the Sun. But If it is in a good aspectwith it. he will begenerous. it signifies that the native will have bad faith. laughter. he will be a beautiful builder of [the sort of] lies that were neverpreviously contrived by anyone. and deriding his own law. and that he will be persistent. good-spirited. If Mercury is in domicileof Saturn. skilled in books and Judgments. and very joyful. a decorator of falsity. And if Mars aspects it. and games. especially if thefortunes do not aspect it and if they are cadent. he will beserious. an inventor of every sort of wickedness and ofnew and outrageous crimes. good fortune. trustworthy. he will beunconcerned and a scoffer at his own law.

and in booksof other sorts. it signifies that the nativewill have his doubts about faith or law. the native will disclose his own law.especially if Jupiter aspects it. especially if Jupiter is lord of the9th or aspects the lord of its sign. But if the 9th signis fixed. it signifies that the native willbe a master of knowledge and of good faith. especially if Marsaspects the 9th. and that he will change from one toanother. be a lover of wisdomand the arts.native will fearGod and delight in the good reputation that he will attain. pronounce freelythat the native will display good sense in the best things. [and that he willbe] famous and praiseworthy. and that he will not be constant in any one thing. and perfect in his faith. it signifies his constancy infaith. and action. But if the 9th is a mobile sign. he will hide and conceal his own law. And if the [planet] that hat the principal dignities in the 9thhouse [is posited) either in the ASC [or] in the MC free from [any aspect of]the evil [planets] (for thelord of the 9th house is fortunately placed in these houses). And if Mercury is in its own domicile. and its lord is in a common sign. and its lord is placed in a fixed sign. itsignifies that the native will be unstable in his faith. from which he will attain fame and a celebrated reputation. wise In divine books. especially if Mars does not impedit it. but if it isoccidental. counsel. And if the 9th sign is common. When Mercury is with the Moonin the 9th . And know that when the lord of the 9th is oriental in those houses thatwe have mentioned.

or hewill be a prophet. Similarly. And if Jupiter is with them or aspects then. if Mercury is lord ofthe 9th. it signifies that the nativewill be . it signifies that the native will be well-known and firm in the lawand in his own faith. Furthermore. and Judgments. or there is in the 9th a star of the nature of Mercury. and belovedby men. when the Part of Faith is with Saturn. dreams. or if two of them aspect it. good. Similarly. it signifies thathe will be truthful. [well-]received by all men. and a searcher for insights into great and serious matters. it signifies that thenative will be an unpleasant sort [of person] and evil-minded. when you find the Moon in the ASC. When the Head of the Dragon of the moon is in the 3rd house in nocturnalnativities. it signifies that the native will be subtle in knowledgeand wisdom. and the Part ofFaith is with them. ifthe Fart of Fortune is in the ASC or the Angle of Earth In diurnal andnocturnal nativities.sign.. itsignifies that the native will be a skilled astronomer and an annunciator of divinationsand things that will happen in the future. in his own domicile or in the Moon's domicile. benevolent. Also. And if the 9th houseis a domicile of Jupiter and the Moon is in it in nocturnal nativities. Especially if the Sun or Jupiter or Mercury aspect it. because thenhe will be generally better and more praised.. and he will be an expositor of boots. it signifies that the native will be an unpleasant sortand one doing evil to those close to him.

and the lord of its own exaltation is the lord of thetriplicity of the luminary that has the dignity. free from [any aspect of] the evil [planets]. andthe Part of Faith and its lord. when itis under the Sun beams. the native will be wise. And if the 9th house is a domicile of Jupiter. it signifies that the native will be generous and neat. and not retrograde. And ifit is with Venus. Andif it is with Jupiter. For this planet. And look at the signs of the 3rd and the 9th house and their lords. signifies deception and concealment. praised and beloved by men. and yet not underthe Sun beams. lies. especially if it is in aspect with thefortunes. itsignifies that the native will be wise. but whenretrograde.one who is continually searching into things and putting them off. Similarly. And if any one of thefortunes is in the 3rd sign or the 9th. nor under the Sun beams. And hewill be of good faith. all ormost of them . But if Saturn is lord of the 9th sign. And if it in with Mars. And if it is with themoon. the native will get his livelihood from faith or from law.it signifies the same thing. enjoying a name and good repute. if the lords of these twohouses are in good places in the circle. it signifies that the native will be of good faith andthat he will have a beautiful manner of speech. he willbe of bad faith and evil habits. But if it is with the Sun. and it is in a good place inthe circle. the native will be fortunate through faith. or Venus. books. itsignifies knowledge of arithmetic. And if it is with Mercury. or the exaltation of theSun. the Moon. or the various branches of knowledge. and business. And if they are satisfactorily placed. thelaw. it signifies that he will be benevolent and a lover of playand Joy.

the nativewill be of good faith and religion. But if they are impedited. or the Moon in nocturnal nativities. or she herself or Mercury isin then. the native will be a royal person. or a conjunction or configuration. 30. itsignifies a kingdom and elevation [of the native] because of things related tofaith. or the lord of the 3rd is in the 9th. because whichever one of them is the best by condition andhouse. And you should know which of them has the most dignities.The Moon too. in the time ofthat one the native will have the best faith and [observation of] religion. if it is lord of the 3rd. and the Part of Kingdom with its lord. take [as principal significators] the lords of the triplicity of thePart of Faith. Tenth house. and Jupiter or Venus are lords of the houses and posited in angles. And if you want to know in which age the native will have the bestfaith. Chap.or vice versa the lord of the 9th is in the 3rd. or if evil[planets] are in the 3rd or the 9th house.free from impediment and from falling from the angles. and fortunately placed in the 3rd (house) from the Sun. or they are in square or oppositionaspect to [either of these houses]. and the Sun in diurnal nativities. and he will . it signifies an evil and corrupted faith. The Native's Dignity and Work. and the Things Signified by the Look at the 10th sign and its lord. because if there is alictisal between the one that has the most dignities and the lord of the ASC.

And if thisapplication happens in angles. [a person] of moderate worth. it is a sign thatkings and princes will summon him unasked and raise him up. and especially if it is in the ASC orin the MC. look at thelord of the ASC and the lord of the MC. the native will have a kingdom or great power. reverse. nor a configuration [of any sort]. and he will attain the greatest honour. it will be (to) A dignity. *Part of Kingdom: ASC + Moon – Mars by day;by night. by means of which hewill attain great power and a great name. But if the lord of the ASC is in an . Chap. But if there is no Alictisal between them.But if the lord of the ASC applies to the lord of the 10th house. 31 The Native's Place in the Kingdom. nor a conjunction. the native will be unknown to the king.grow rich from his kingdom. And if there is no aspect between them. the native will only have meagre power and be [distantly related] to kings. the native willcertainly gain advantages from kings. and little power. it signifies that the native will gain a name and advantage from kings. but through his own inquiry and petition.But if the lord of the MC applies to the lord of the ASC. In the matter of the kingdom. But if the planet among these that has the greatest dignity is in its own domicile and in good aspect with the lord of the ASC. If there is an application betweenthem.

but [personally] inglorious andlow-born. it signifies that the kingdom will be an important one and that thenative's name will be great. andthe king will attach himself to him. And if both are cadent. But if the lord of the ASC is conjunct the Sun. And if there is a good aspect between them. enmity and trouble. but if it is a bad aspect. When the lord of the ASC is in the MC. and one who knows his secrets. thenative will be outstanding in his actions. and the acquisitionof money and honour. it signifies the low quality of both thenative and his actions. And if the application is bytrine or sextile aspect. it promises the native the love of the king. it signifies friendshipbetween the king and the native.But if the lord of the 10th is in an angle and the lord of the ASC is cadent. but he will be aggravated by the kings. but his acts will be unimportant and unnoticed. it signifiesthat the native will profit from the king and will be conjoined to kings andnobles. And if theapplication is by square or opposition. itsignifies that the native will be a familiar and faithful [supporter] of theking. because ifthe lord of the ASC applies to the Sun and the Sun to the lord of the ASC.angle and the lord of the MC iscadent. it signifies that he will mingle withkings and will be involved in their business affairs and will acquire assetsfrom them. and he will have honour through fire.But if there is no application between the lord of the ASC and the lord of theMC. look at the application between the lord of the ASC and the Sun. . it signifiesthat the native will be a member of the royal court and involved in work forthe king. especially if the application is from good houses.

If it is in a house that harmonizes with the ASC. and it is posited in the MC. he will derive benefit from this. After this. or contrariwise. or contrariwise. or the . it signifies his conjunction with [persons of] lesser [degree] thanthese. and hewill be like one of them. And if it is received. If it is in its own exaltation. And if the lord of the ASC is appliedto one of the luminaries. it signifiesthe conjunction of the native with kings and nobles. And if it is in its owndomicile. itsignifies that he will be conjoined with nobles as well as with kings.say [that they are still less] so. To investigate the native's power and his kingdom. 32.but if it is not received. little advantage will come back to the native fromthat source. look at the Part of Work and its lord. The native'sProsperity and Power. free from [any aspect with]the evil [planets].andhe will be gracious in his words when he is with him. towhich the lord of the ASC applies. and he will have business with all of them. and it is in the MC applied to its lord. If the lord of the ASC isone of the superior planets. Chap. orthe lord of the MC is applied to it. it signifies the conjunction of thenative with the kings. because they themselves are less [powerful]than domicile or exaltation. it signifies that he will hold some officeof the king or of some major domo of his. considerthe planet that has an application to the lord of the ASC. And ifone of the inferior planets is lord of the ASC. And in the case of the term or triplicity. but still high [born] and noble.

Begin with the value and rank of the native'swork and profession. which is ascertained from the nature. And if thelord of the Part applies to a planet that is on its own exaltation. oriental from the Sunand occidental from the Moon. Also.and the Part of Fortune in nocturnal nativities. .lord of the ASC and the lord of the Part in angles. therefore. TheNative’s Profession.but if in face. he will be below that which I have said. it signifies much idleness and that the native will lovesolitary places. If you find oneof them in the ASC or the MC.and strength of that planet which has the principal testimony in thesignifications of these things. and Mercury. condition. Venus. and the planet to which themoon applies in the hour of the nativity. the planets that signifyprofessions by their own nature are Mars. that the significator ofprofession is that planet which is in the ASC or the MC. the one to which theMoon (first) applies after the New Moon or Full noon preceding the nativity. 33. And if the planet isincreased in course.he will be somewhat less. And if it is placed in its own domicile. itsignifies the elevation of the native's status and the greatness of his power. Know.it signifies that the native will have much work and little quiet. quality.especially if the star is in an angle. still less than that. Moreover. and ingood aspect with the Sun or the moon. in diurnal nativities. according to the nature of the sign in which it is. and if in term or triplicity. oriental and having some dignity there. Chap.

with alternating periods of hard work and idleness. and one ofthem is in the Angle of Earth or in the 7th. and a secretary . and honourable according to the nature of the planet thatsignifies this. and he will be the eldest of his own house and the onein command. honoured among kings and nobles. itsignifies that the native will have a good profession and riches. giving much. and a person of the highest station. or is with itso that it does [not] burn it up with its own rays. and receiving much.clever. the profession will be somethingless than what I have said. And if Jupiter aspects it. and he willprofit from his business activities and from his knowledge of writing andarithmetic. But if none of those [are found] as I havesaid. or a necromancer. or a prophet. And if Mars aspects it with afortunate aspect.it signifies that the native will get his living from cultivation of the earthand from planting trees. And if the Sun aspects it. it signifies that he willbe a high magistrate. For that one which has the strongest testimony and is in the strongesthouse will be the significator of the native's profession. the native will be a writer and anorator. especially if it has dignity in the house of thePart of Fortune.it signifies that the profession will beprestigious. If it good by natureand in a good house. But if none of these them is in the ASC or the MC. he will be a physician. useful. make your testimony on the native's profession from the lord of the 10thhouse if the nativity is diurnal or from that planet to which the Moon appliesif the nativity is nocturnal. And if Saturn aspects it with friendly rays. and endowed with good abilitiesand proper character. and Mercury aspects it with a fortunate aspect. and prudent in his own work.

it signifies that the native will be . and progress for the native. and of muchlearning. with an aspect from one of them. it signifies knowledge. goodfortune. And if Venus aspects it. of a noble profession. And know that in that year in which the profection of the ASC comesby rays to the sign of the MC. and is in a strong house in [one of] itsdignities. TheNative's Audacity and Courage Look at the Part of Audacity and its lord. And if the Moon aspects it. it signifies hard work and difficulty in connection with theprofession. And if the Part of Fortune is with Mars and Jupiter. and that he will gain advantage from them. either fortunes or evil (planets)aspecting them. if there is in it any one of the planetssignifying the profession.ofkings. 34. inwhich places of the circle they are. the native will renew his profession according tothe nature of the substance of the planet which is there and according to itsconfiguration with the other stars. or if the Moonis in an angle with the Sun or Mars. And if they are in angles. and the planets. it signifiesthat the native will be connected with the women of kings and nobles. it signifies that the nativewill be a man of action. and muchvalued by them. learning. and especially if they are in a domicileof Mars or the Sun or Jupiter. And if any one ofthe evil [planets] aspects it. or if the Sun and the Moon along with Marsaspect the Part and its lord by trine radiation. of the highest worth among them. Chap.

it signifiesthat the native will be audacious. it signifies that the native will . And if. it signifies that the native will be audacious and thathis commands will be carried out and he will love the shedding of blood.there is reception. and theluminaries and the lord of the ASC are in masculine signs.And when the lord of the Part of Audacity is with Mars in the 9th house. itsignifies that the native will be stupid and of little piety.especially if the Part of Audacity is with Mars or Mars is lord of the Part. the native will be a model of action. it signifies that the native will be apublic bandit and an infester of highways. And when Mars is withMercury in an angle under the Sun beam. and he will be weak in it. andbold to the shedding of blood. When the Part ofAudacity is with Saturn or in evil aspect with it. But there will be great audacity when Mars is inany one of the angles. with this aspect between them. while Mars isdwelling in an angle. And when Mars is in a water sign. it signifies that there willbe hypocrisy in the native's action. and a governor. by which the native is made fortunate in the matter of action is whenJupiter aspects Mars with a good aspect.audacious and the leader of an army. when Mars is with the Moon in an angle underthe Sun beams. it signifies that the native will shun men. and especially in Aries or in its triplicity. And if the ASC is a masculine sign. Moreover. and hewall desire slaughter and the outpouring of human blood. And whenit is in the first [angle]. and he will be known throughout theland because of this. Andif one of the luminaries is in the ASC and the other is in the MC. The same thing will besignified when Mars is in the domicile of the Moon. itsignifies weakness in action. and leader of an army. And a greatergood.

And if you find fortunes in the11th sign. it signifies that most of his friends will be old men. and aperforator.be a secret thief. itsignifies that the native will not be famous or honoured for his action. But always. the native willnot be honoured in the military for his courage. and from Venus. Friends. when the star ofMars is in the rising sign. and from the Part ofFriends. it signifies that the nativewill have many friends and associates. or in square or opposite aspect to it. And if the planet that has the most dignities in the house of friends isSaturn. But if it is Jupiter. and especially if there is an application betweenthe lord of the 11th and the lord of the ASC. Andwhen the Part of Military Service is not in a domicile of Mars. and that they will be fortunate.And answer this way [too] in interrogations.35. Decide the condition of friends from the 11th house and its lord. or in square or opposite aspect to it. and a thief in the night. it signifies that the native wall havemany friends and companions. many of them will be nobles and rich people ofgreat worth and . slaves. andcaptives. If most of these are fortunes. it signifies a vicious and unscrupulous man. it signifiesfew friends and associates and that their assets will be scanty. andfrom the planets that you find in it. Chapt. whowill engage in shameful and lustful acts and penetrate offense of every kind. And when Mars is not in an angle. And ifyou find evil [planets] in it.

it signifies firmand lasting friendship of the friends towards the native. lost of them will be [military]leaders and princes and warlike men. and their places inthe circle. But if it is the Moon. But if the lord of the 11th does notaspect his house and Venus does not aspect the lord of her . And soevery star signifies according to its own nature( and according to its strengthand fortunate or unfortunate [condition]. And ifeach of them makes the other. But if it is the Sun. and nobles. theywill be women and effeminate men. mostof his friends will be nobles. kings. But if they are both in fixed signs. they will mostly bewriters and businessmen and wise men and artisans.repute. And if it is Mars. it signifies that the native's friendswill seldom be constant in their attitude towards his. But if [they are] incommon signs. most of them will be[military] leaders and princes. it indicates that sometimes there will be friendship and at othertimes it will break up. For if they in mobile signs. But if it is Mercury. the native will receive some harm from his friends. the friends and the native will havemutual good and benefit among themselves. Besides all this. look at the lord of the ASC and the lord of the 11th. and howsuch one of them makes the other fortunate or unfortunate. the native will have advantage ordisadvantage. But where the lord of the ASC impedites the lord of the 11th. But if the lord of the 11th impeditesthe lord of the ASC. but many [others] will be commoners.and the application that is between them and their mutual reception. the friendswill suffer some impediment from the native. But if (it is) Venus. fortunate.

it signifies that his adversaries will be good men who will not harm him. But if the one thathas the most dignities is a fortune or is made fortunate. and if It aspects thelord of the ASC. look at the 12th sign and its lord. But when the house of Friends is made fortunate and isessentially good. For things concerningenemies. it signifies thatthe native will be odious to men. and at Saturn. Chap.When the lord of the 12th and the lord of the ASC are in mutual good aspectwith each other. it signifies harm to the enemies . Similarly. Similarly. [But] if it is made unfortunate. conversely it threatens them with badluck and poverty. nor will he delight in their company. and at the Part of Enemies'" and its lord. it signifies little or no harm from enemies. and it aspects thelord of the ASC. 36. it signifies that the native will have few enemies. if the lord of the 12th does notaspect the lord of the ASC. it signifies that the native will have few enemies and that hewill have a good name among men. Butif there is an infortune there. whenone of the two fortunes is in the house of enemies and has some dignity there. and the Things Signified by theTwelfth House. being alover of solitude. and at the planet located in the12th house. it signifies that the native will have many enemies and harmfrom them. Enemies. Forif the strongest of these is an evil [planet] or impedited. it signifies good circumstances and good fortune for thefriends.domicile. and thelord of the part of the Friends [does] not [aspect] the part.

or is [posited] in the ASC. itsignifies want and bad circumstances for the [native's] enemies. or under the Sun beams. or in its own fall. it signifies that the enemies will be noble and strong. and those that aspect it. and it shows that they will haveadversity. and from combustion. from retrogradation. But if any one of the fortunes is there. But if it is an evil [planet]. safe from any impediments bythe evil [planets]. The Quality of Death and its Occasions. But if [it is] a fortune. it signifies many enemies and personsattacking the native. because if one or more of these has more powerfuldignities. 37. or when the lordof the house of enemies is made unfortunate by any one of the evil [planets].[themselves].And if the lord of the 12th is in an angle or in a succedent and it has anydignity there. there will be enmity incommonplace things. and victory for the enemiesagainst the native. and the lord of the triplicity of theAngle of Earth. and the Part of Death and itslord. it signifies that the native will have good luck againsthis enemies.and from evil houses. and the 4th sign with its lord. and the 8th sign from the sunand the moon and their lords. For when anyone of the evil [planets] is located in the house of enemies. look at the ASC and its lord. and the good or evil planets that are inthis house.or the lord of the 12th applies to any of them. as in [one of] the aforesaid houses. there will be enmity over greatand lofty things. it signifies strength. For the causes andoccasions of death. and good luck. and the lord of the 7th house. . But ifit is cadent and peregrine. And if the lord of the 12th is in opposition to the Sun orthe Moon.

But if it is impedited. or a king's order. For if Saturn is most dignified in these Places. And if the Sun ismore dignified. itsignifies the liberation of the native [from the possibility of a bad death]and the goodness of his death. And if the Almutenover these places is impedited and retrograde or combust or in its own fall.either in an altercation or a murder. relations. or . and it is not impedited.death will come to the native from someburning ailment among slaves. Andif it is impedited. or its rays or its disposition is the strongest. his death will be sudden from somehot sickness and from blood or from some sort of acute and intensive ailment. it signifies death in the snow or through submersion inwater. or his own family.But if it is impedited.and the 8th houseis safe -.the native's death will be from pains in the lungs or from spitting up blood orfrom pain in the stomach or from a liver ailment or from drinking [too much]wine. But if Mars is themost dignified of these and not impedited.that is. atsignifies death with pains and long-lasting tortures from cold and wetness. and it is safe from impediments. But if Jupiter ismore dignified than the rest [of the planets]. the native's death will occur through the agencyof a king. death will come to him in some way through hisparents. But if it is impedited. his death will be through the agency of fire or iron. and every star has its own specialsignification in this matter. or through [some action of the] people. among his ownpeople. and it is not impedited.or its rays or its disposition is found there. none of the infortunes is in it or in opposition to it. itsignifies a bad and foreign death.

And he will die amidst an assembly or crowd of people. the cause of death will be from hishandling of writing. and it is not impedited. And if Mercury is themost dignified by its rays or its disposition.kings. orfrom jaundice. or the king will order his death. from drink and from sexual license. his death willoccur in pits or waters or in ruined places. Moreover. And if sheis impedited. from some speech or counsel thathe is going to give. the native's death will be according to the nature of the planet impeditingthe Moon. And when the Moon isthe most dignified and not impedited. death will cometo him from some belly ailment or from haemorrhoids. hisdeath will be from madness or red cholera. But if they are cadent. or from an ailment of the stomach or themouth. or among a crowdof bathers. his death will bedue to a fall from a high place. death will come to him from various[causes] arising from wet food. But if it is impedited.in better and nicer circumstances. And if they are retrograde. his death will occur while heis travelling in some foreign region. his death will be on his own grounds and in his ownhouse -. But if they are impedited andoutside of their own domiciles and exaltations. . If [they are] in their falls.But if it is impedited. when theplanets announcing death are in their own domiciles or their own exaltationsand free from impediments. or relations. it signifies deathfrom sexual license or poisoned medicines. and it is not impedited. or from various pains in the intestines. But if Venus is themost dignified by its rays or by itsdisposition.

If the first lord ofthe triplicity of the Angle of Earth. the native'swill be on the back of an animal. But if Saturn is there impediting the lord of the 8th or in the 4thsign from the Sun or from the Moon. or by the hands of man in the high places ofearth. his death will befrom poison or from medicines taken as a purge. But ifMercury is with the Tall in the 4th sign. But if the significators ofdeath are impedited above the earth. And if the Moon is conjunct the Sun. or through some scheme. or in square oropposition aspect [to it]. death will come to him from torture or prison. his death will be manifest and talkedabout or famous.hisdeath will be from suffocation or being crushed in a mob. or its lord. his death willbe by iron. But if they are impedited under the earth.And if Mars is in the 4th sign impediting the lord of the 8th. his deathwill be on a cross. andthe Sun in diurnal nativities. the Moon in nocturnal nativities. the nativewill end his life with a bad death or one in aforeign place. it signifies a bad death for the nativeand difficulty in dying. is impedited. his death will bein a cavern or underneath some ruin. death will come to him from plots. And if they are in air signs. or the setting degree. And if Mars is with the Head of theDragon of the Moon in the 4th sign. or in evil aspect with them. For when the Moon innocturnal nativities or the sun in diurnal nativities is conjoined to the evil[planets]. his death will be by fire. And if the Moon is with the Tall there.death will come to him through fire or through the pervasive . or he will be hung. on a cross. and if the significators of death are in earth signs. or something else [elevated]. his death will behidden. But if they are in fire signs. or throughpoison or necromancy.

and the configuration of the[other] planets with it. Look first at theindividual houses and observe carefully which of the fortunes or the evil[planets] is in them.it signifies a good death. or applying to the lord of the 4th sign. when thereis an infortune in the 4th. he will die on account of poison or(bad) food or some drug. 38. But if this infortune is Mars. water and such like. Look also .or [the fortune] is applying to the lord of the 8th. and the configuration of it with the[other] planets. And if there is an infortune in the 8th. But if it is Saturn. The general way inwhich you ought to look for the judgments of the twelve houses is just as I shall now showyou.and its house. Chap. and its place in the circle. or aspects them by square or opposition aspect. Similarly.And if the significators are in water signs. and in whichhouse of the circle it is located. his death will be from wet things:from snow. and howthe lord of that house is situated whose significations you seek. and the circumstances of the Part that refers to that house. itthreatens in outlying regions. Also. look at the condition and quality of its lord. he will die throughiron or through fire. if God is willing. his death will be stinking and disgraceful. But if there is aninfortune in the 8th and the 8th house is made fortunate. The General Way or Method of Judgment of theTwelve Houses of Heaven. or with thelord of the 8th. [or] similarlywhen any [planet] is made fortunate in the Angle of Earth or is with its lord.heat of the air.

or in their own falls. andespecially if a fortune by its configuration in good houses of the circle hasalso contributed to strengthening and augmenting [the house] by means of itstestimony.at thecondition of the significators -. fallingfrom their own exaltations and from the angles. and with whom they are configured. itsignifies good fortune in the nature of the thing signified by that house. or combust. And if there is anyone of these things concerning which it may be necessary to know [how] much or[how] little.if they areoriental or occidental. and free from impediment. Chapt 39. and especially if cadent andposited in inauspicious houses. or the strongest one of them. . But if you find the significators of anything configured with theevil [planets]. they are also conjoined to theinfortunes. and free from [any aspectof] the evil [planets]. or in square or opposition to them. or cadents. itsignifies misfortune in the thing signified. as we have said. [or whether there will be] an increase or a decrease. direct or retrograde. are madefortunate. fortunes or infortunes. Saturn in Its OnDomicile and In Those of the Other Planets in Diurnal and Nocturnal Nativities. or in their detriments. and ifthey are in angles. say aboutthis in accordance with the [situation] in which you have found thesignificators in their own houses and according to what their position is insigns or in houses signifying much or little. viz. For if most of thesignificators of any particular house. succedents. or retrograde.

And if the nativity is nocturnal. and an abundance of riches. itsignifies beauty. little pity. And he will not gain advancement because of goodthings [that he has done]. [Saturn] in its ownhouse. and truth. and hisfather may be killed. and a lot of anger in situations where he ought not to[allow himself to] get angry. And if it is in a domicile of Jupiter in diurnal nativities. worthless[women]. but he will prosper more in evil. and those hampered by infirmity. But if you discover it in a domicile of Venus. And when this same [planet] is in a domicile of Mercury. especially if it is in the ASC or withthe Part of Fortune. signifies hard work and a long stretch of it and much sickness. And when it is in a domicile of Mars. it signifies that the native willbe thrifty and that he will preserve and . The same Saturn in diurnal nativities located in the domicile of theSun declares good fortune for the native and good circumstances for his fatherand augmentation of [the native's] assets. and accumulation of property. But if the nativity isnocturnal.When Saturn is in his own domicile in diurnal nativities. it denotes his passionfor poor women. and for common. Andif it is a nocturnal birth. it signifies the affliction of illness for thenative and his father. it signifies friendship with noble andmagnates. he will have a heart like astone. he will be an arranger of things for kings and magnates.

it will destroy his mother's estate during her lifetime. When this same [planet] is located in a domicile of Mars. thinking evil every day. but commonly he well represent himselfas poor. Chapt. For hewill be obliged to acquire his living daily. And he will act in secret. But if it is in its own domicile in a diurnal nativity. and men will hate him and say that he has done things thathe hasn't done. And evil will come to him fromvarious directions. and he will have connection with religious men. When you find Jupiter in a domicile of Saturn. But ifthe birth is nocturnal. andpersevering in it. slow-acting. 40. he will be the contrary of what we have said.investigate the different branches oflearning and the secrets in hidden books. beloved also and powerful among kings and princes. and havefamiliarity with . Jupiter in Its OwnDomicile and in Those of the Other Planets. he will befortunate and rich. it denotes Seriousnessand narrowness of heart and much wealth. do notdoubt that it signifies infirmity for the native and many maladies for hismother. and he will be weak-hearted. and he will say those things thatare not and never were. he will bepraised for all his actions.And he will have an impediment and slowness of the tongue. also. He will have a verybad mental attitude. or hewill be a leader in law or religion. on which account he will suffer harm. If you find this same (planet] in the domicile of the Moon. will have continuous good fortune.

it is in anangle or a succedent. When the sate [planet] is in a domicile of Mercury. connectedwith kings and nobles. But if the nativity is nocturnal.kings. And if. And if Jupiter is inan angle or a succedent of an angle in a masculine sign. and he will have dominion over some men in secret. And if this same [planet] appears in the domicile of the Moon indiurnal nativities. [a person] of good talent in his arts. and advantage frommarriage"' with noble women. and receiving much from his businessoperations. If you see this same [planet] in a domicile of Venus in the nativitiesof males. But if this same [planet] is in the domicile of the Sun. and he will be praised with the highest praises. and joy. besides what I have said. he will be a princeand the leader of an army. and [a man] of great worth and a very famous name. rich. the native will bea businessman. he will have great good fortune and great wealth. but especially in a diurnal nativity. and he will be aking or like a king. and especially [if it is] in an angle or a succedent. and famous because ofthem. princes. associated with kings. he will be a leadingfigure in law. giving much. with good talents. and praised. andhe will get money from this. hewill be fortunate and [possessed] of much wealth and great authority. . he will behandsome. free from [any aspect of] the evil [planets] and fromimpediments. it signifies connection with nobles. and [military] leaders. shewill acquire benefit from captivity and advancement because of faith andreligion. and praised among them andalso before the whole population. But if the nativity is that of a woman.

or he will be murdered.carrying to completion everything he starts. conquering his adversaries. he will be famous. But ifit happens to be diurnal. the native will belike a leader of armies. and he willhave hidden pains and a fall from a high place. or hewill be captured. honored.Saturn. and very talented and learned. And if it is in Scorpio. honored. the native will besexually . and he will work at those things that areimportant 'or working with fire. but he will squander the resourcesof his own parents. If [Mars] is in the domicile of the Sun. the native will benoble. the native will be bold. and he will see the death of his own elder brothers. and handsome. andrich. a devil. inflicting injuries on everyone. he will be ill-natured. With this same [planet] in a domicile of Jupiter. with no aspect from thefortunes. and particularly inthe stomach. [or] in the eyes. 41. it signifies the death of thenative from some infirmity that he will have in his belly.everything we have just said is reduced in magnitude. especially if the nativity is nocturnal. and he will have goodsuccess in everything he does. and [Mars] is in Aries. or he or his father will die whiletraveling. skilled in geometry. Mars in Its OwnDomicile and in Those of the Other Planets. But if [Mars] is in its own domicile. When Mars is in a domicile of . a friend of nobles and magnates. And if Jupiterin turn is in a domicile of Mars in a good configuration. When this same [planet] is in a domicile of Venus.'" And his death will be sudden.Chapt.

and he will be bold in carrying out bad works. it signifies every kind of lewdness combinedwith malice. it signifiesthat the native will have [superior] understanding and very great talent. or with his own kinswomen. Aid hewill suffer some hurt or some impediment in his belly or in hidden parts of hisbody. successful in all hisundertakings. andhe will be clever and bold. If you find this same [planet] in a domicile of Mercury. . Chapt. a careful investigator of the branches of knowledge andof profound statemerts. or he will marry a woman with whomhe has preciously committed adultery. and be will experience poverty. and. who writes false documents. agile. And his mother will have a long illness. he will suffer harm from fire and iron in hidden places ofhis body. or [else] he will be wise. he will be closemouthed. And greater profitwill come to him from theft and robbery. But with this same (planet) in the domicile of the Moon. The Sun in lts Own Domicile aid inthe Domiciles of the Other Planets. But if it is in Taurus. or the pupil of a writer. and he. a fornicator. 42. performing sinful acts with the wives ofhis own kindred.add the native will squander her estate. especially in a diurnal nativity. death will be sudden. is in a domicile ofSaturn. and he will suffer harm from women. and he willexcel his comrades in knowledge and talent. he will belight in motion. When the Sun. a deceiver. Butif it is in Libra. laughing. a teacherof languages.promiscuous.

good. If this same [planet] is in a domicile of Venus. but in the nature of the relationships. and things concealed will be revealed to him.if it is a nocturnal [nativity]. But if it isin nocturnal nativities. The same [planet] being in a domicile of Mars. and fromleasing lands. and riches will come to him from highly-placed men.and he will be captured while traveling. and it may signify that the nativewill wish to be separated from his parents. despising all things.But if the nativity is nocturnal. rich. it takes away somewhat from this good fortune. it signifies good rearing and connection withnobles. and strong. ruling. he will be beloved.but he will live . and from managing country estates. But if [the Sun] is in a domicile of Jupiter. [He will be]truthful in good. But in nocturnal nativities. engaging in iniquity with thewife of his own father or the wife of some other one of his close relatives. he will get angry quickly. he will be skilled in thecause of his own law.great. signifies infirmitiesfor the father and the native. and [a man] ofincessant change. and itsignifies a pain in the liver. When the same [planet is] in its own domicile in diurnal nativities inan angle or in the succedent of an angle. and a [man] of many trips. besides which. and he will be an orphan. but his father will be overcome by the horstkind of death. hewill be inconstant in his own things. and greater than all his own people. he will be a fornicator.it signifies that his father will have little talent. If it is in Scorpio in diurnal nativities of males. it portendsgood fortune and elevation for them throughout their whole lives. not sluggish. in which he will greatly delight. [as] a diviner he willexplain dreams.

But if it is nocturnal. perhaps an astronomer. If it is found in the Moon's domicile along with the Tail of the Dragon. doing bad things (infact to will be foul-mouthed in youth). or Mars. a teacher of the various branches ofknowledge. he will be enriched bythe death of his wives. and condemned lewdness. And he will have pains in thestomach or in some hidden part of the body. it signifies anincrease in the . Venus in Its ownDouche and in Those of the Other Planets. but when he arrives at middle age hewill acquire unacknowledged or secret riches. and he willprofit from this in his own affairs. or he will consort with whores. and be will have manydisputes because of this. he will be poor. it threatens impediments and dangers to the native's eyes. the native will have a wife whohas been phlebotomized. If this same [planet] is in a domicile of Jupiter. and he will becriticized for this. he will be [aperson] of much fornication.Saturn. andit denotes many trips and various dangers in water. When Venus is in a domicile of Saturn. But in nocturnal nativities. and he will be a corrupter at married women. especially if it is adiurnal nativity. and he will associate with men whoare doing the work of demons. he will be [aperson] of many rumors and of good works. When this same [planet] is in a domicile of Mercury. Chapt. 43. well-known to all.in a shameful and sexually promiscuous manner. And when he enters old age.

and he will have to do withslave-girls and bad women. the native will suffermisfortune and struggle because of women. that which I [Just]said will occur. gladness and delight with other women of hisacquaintance. And if it is in a domicile of Mercury. it signifies disgracefullewdness and fickle passions. or through some work that he does for them. And in general. But if it is in the domicile of the Sun. and he will delight in lewdness. and he will (get to) see what he wants in all his efforts. When this same (planet) is in a domicile of Mars. and hewill make pictures and sculptures and women's ornaments and such like.friendship with women. and he may even murder his wivesbecause of some suspicions. and the acquisition of beautiful clothing. and he will engage abundantly in sex. and through the dives ofnobles... and he will be a lover of girls [so young as to be) almostinfants. when Venus is in mobile signs. through comrades and relations.and he will profit in some way from women and through some type of workconnected with women. itsignifies . he will be connected with thewomen of men who are religious and reputable.native's dignity. And if it is found in the domicile of the Moon. and have such desire for it. but diminished in some way. But if it is a diurnal Nativity. The same (planet) found in its own domicile signifies much joy. And his own family will actagainst him with hatred. and he will fall intoarguments and disputes and loss of some kind.he will get married. and he will be the master ofwomen s work and of effeminate men.. the native will be unfortunatebecause of women.

And when it is in a domicile of Mars.little stability in any one thing. If you find this same (planet) in a domicile of Venus. and he will be known for observation of his own law. it signifiesan increase in knowledge and memory and investigation of the profound branchesof knowledge. it shows many tripsand . it indicates seriousness oftongue and a diversity of words and bad suspicions. and the native will love insolence and impudence and jokes. And he will be wise in judgments and in judging. it portents connectionand friendship with kings and administration of their affairs and the causes ofparties and defenses. And he will mingle withreligious and wise men. If this same (planet) is in a domicile of Jupiter. But when it is located in the domicile of the Moon. 44. But if it is in its own domicile. he will make false documents ofdeception and lying and cunning. and especially if it is in Virgo. andhe will fear Sod. and he will do allthe things [that require] knowledge. and he will give much and receive much.131 and also prophecy. and he will win over to himself nobles andoutstanding men. it signifies all the sciences of thetrivium and quadrivium. Chapt. When the same (planet) is found in the domicile of the Sun. Whet Mercury is in a domicile of Saturn. it indicatesmany friends. Mercury is Its OwnDomicile and In Those of the Other Planets. from which he will experience misfortune.

geometry.honorable inclinations and a good reputation. with robbers and warriors. it signifies an infirmity[marked] by a cough and cold. friendships with kings. 131. he will be a lover of women. bitterness. Bad things will besaid about him. but he will perform lewdacts with women with whom It is not lawful. and he willmingle with bad men. and logic. Chapt. especially if (the Moon) is in the beginningor the end of the sign.rhetoric. But if it is diurnal. he will be like aking among his close relations. The so-called 'seven liberal arts. especially if it is anocturnal nativity. The Moon in Its OwnDomicile and in Those of the Other Planets. The Moon in a domicile of Saturn indicates sicknesses from [an excessof] wind. If this same [planet] is in a domicile of Jupiter. But if it is in a domicile of Venus. and much fame. But if it is diminished in light. And if it is in a domicile of Mars.' consisting of grammar. hewill be (a person) of much anger. This same (planet) in the domicile of the Sun signifies much joy andgladness. The native will experienceinfirmity in the head and the stomach. and arithmetic.trying to win . 45. music. and pains in the kidneys. And he will be a decent man. anything of these maladies (thatdevelops) will be mitigated. and astronomy. with much good fame. and contention.

We leave it to the judgment of theReader whether in fact the writers of the exemplar made the ascriptionunjustly. But if it is conjoinedto the fortunes or is applying to them. with many . not in that veryold one of ours. Wherefore. the lord of the hour in all nativities has all thesignifications common to the lord of the ASC. it signifies health of body andmoderation. Hermes said. The Lord of the Hour. rich life. it denotes that the native will have along. connected with kings. 46. We have added them as an appendix because they have alreadybeen ascribed to this author previously.them over. But if it isconjoined with or configured with evil [planets]. [Latin Editor's Note] We found the chapters that follow in another exemplar. Chapt. the native will have much wealth. in an angle or thesuccedent of an angle. diligently seek outthe lord of the hour of birth.He will be [a man] of great authority.especially if its nature is benefic. But when it is in its own domicile. This same [planet] located in a domicile of Mercury signifies love for younggirls and little girls. connected with the lucky stars either by ray or by body. For if it is direct. safe from impediments andfrom the inauspicious influx of the evil [Planets]. and he will have much joy with them and a beautifullife. it shows that the native willhave various sicknesses and a number of spells of them.

Planetsin the Second House. and Increased by gifts. Saturn in the 1st house denotes difficulty in all (the native's) workand. dominion. as Hermes testifies. kindnesstowards the mother and great and noble ladies. Jupiter (in the 1st signifies) honor. wisdom. quick and solid learning. gentle behaviour. Chapt. greatness of works andpossessions. reverence. joy.favors of fortune and nature. the judgment is the same fromeither one of them. Mercury. power. prudence.and the other good things that the lord of the ASC is accustomed to bestow whenit is made fortunate. elevation. anda good life. The Significations ofthe Planets in the Individual Houses of the Natal Chart. The Sun. removals to other locations. For. and disputes. trips. death from ruin of the land132 or from debt. modesty. knowledge of writing and numbers. war. dominion. Venus.love for women. pleasure in eating and drinking. Mars (signifies) anger. 47. beauty of body. inconstancy. Saturn in the 2nd sign signifies the deterioration of [the native's]private property and of [his] livelihood and the loss of wealth through theinterference . and clothes. Planetsin the Ascendant. The Moon. in ornaments.

calamity. and wounds. but many friends.brothers. want. Mars. and sisters will be strong. inclination and readiness to learn all things. The Moon. some official duty from the king. hatred between brothers and sisters. Planetsin the Third House have These Significations.of friends. happiness of brothers and sister and of relatives. The Moon. from kings. abundant means and wealth from women. Jupiter [indicates] abundance of wealth and good intellectual capacity. assometimes happens to ditch-diggers when they are killed by the earthen walls oftheir ditch filling in upon them. as his fare's being ruined by aflood. Jupiter. andbeautiful eyes.nobles. trips.and Joy from them. increase in riches and honor among kings. Mercury. 132The phrase rune terra 'ruin of the land' may refer to sate financialdisaster affecting the native's real estate. The Sun. The Sun. . disturbances [caused] by slaves. or. Saturn. the brothers and sisters will be charming. Mercury. the friends. journeys. Venus. Mars. loss and damage of [the native's] private property andfrequent changes of status. official duties and joys from rich men. along withJoy.133 hatred and contention of the brothers and sisters. if taken literally. Venus. it could be translated 'fallingin of earth . splendid status. inconstancy and bad luck from bad activities. riches throughout his whole life.

much business from letters. buried treasures. then joy from thechildren. good luck from one son. The printed text has Mercury' here in error (corrected in theErrata). and little joy -roe them. The Sun. a good memory. Planetsin the Sixth [House] Signify These Things. and skill in crafts. Venus. dispersion and death of the children. utility from land. and riches from things hoped for. The Moon. a praiseworthy ion. outpouring of blood. Mars. children of rank.and foreigners. want and sorrow from one son at first. but with a good end. andsecurity from terrors. many good and upright children. revelation of secret and hidden things andarts. Planetsin the Fifth [House] Portend These Things. many children. dignity. buried treasures. praise. Saturn. Saturn. Venus. death of the parents. sorrow. dissipation and loss of the inheritance. homicide. . inheritances. Jupiter. many illegitimate children. and praise and fame in governing. Mercury. advantage and praise fromthem. 133. The Sun. Mars. Mercury. a sad end. but one who in the beginning will havesadness because of his mother. Planetsin the Fourth [House] Denote These Things. The Moon. Jupiter.

calamity. and success in things hoped for. inheritances from the death of relatives. war. Mars. loss of assets. and quarrelswith them. loss. joy from wives. a bad end. advantage from cattle and good luck from thefamily. plundering by male andfemale slaves. Jupiter. many hot and dry Illnesses. Mars. Venus. but a good and praiseworthy end. separation from the wife. Mercury. and an inclination to passions. and the powerful. and victory over enemies.Saturn. Jupiter. and a disobedient family. Mars. want. Planetsin the Seventh [House] Promise These Things. generally a bad death. The Moon. disturbance [caused] by the slaves and low-bornpersons. Planetsin the Eighth [house] Denote These Things. illnesses. Saturn. deception and plundering by women on account of passion andintemperance. The Sun. Venus. joy from women. illnesses from women. Jupiter. sadness in marriage. good things from women. and lengthy mourning. craving and great temptations because of women. opposition from nobles. sorrow. and disturbance inall things. . Saturn. or wounds in the hands and feet. the rich. hard work. Mercury. profit from animals. few illnesses. a bad family. The Sun. a covetous wife. The Moon. illnesses.

and will experience many illnesses. religion. Ind (truthful) interpretation of them. andmany worthless dreams. joy and good fortune in long journeys. The Moon brings desire for travel to distant places. Mars. many bad thoughts. pleasure and good fortune through travel. and sadness. and great want. Planetsin the Midheaven Indicate These Things. Saturn. and wine. oppressive and terrible dreams. fear of God. infidelity (in religion). The Moon. and experience with many hiddenthings. deposed from his official position and honor bykings or princes. .want. butincrease in property. a powerful and baddestruction [of assets] from business with kings Venus. Mercury. learning. and great skill in crafts. and (truthful) interpretation of them. truedreams. illnesses.true dreams. plundering of goods by powerful persons. useless and harmful journeys. opposition to the mother. fear of God. error in faith. enmities with neighbours. The Sun. modesty. loss of assets.contempt.hindrances and losses in long journeys. the native. wars. and usefultravel. will become a fugitive. and a good death. knowledge. and mourning because of deaths. Planetsin the Ninth House of Heaven Indicate These Things. love of horses. Venus. good personal philosophy. good faith. Mercury. Jupiter. a long life.disgrace. The Sun. good faith.

little advancement. poverty. fortitude. and captivity by powerful men. authority. Saturn. The Moon. good fidelity and faith. great fame. usefulness among kings.In a nocturnal birth. and a more fortunate status in old age than inyouth. offices. Jupiter. joy from kings and princes and noble women. wars. loss of wealth. good fortune. joy and assistance from rich friends and iron slaves. advantage from things hoped for. praise. enmity of friends.overcoming enemies. Planetsin the Eleventh Sign Portend These Things. dignity through the agency of friends. goodfortune for . dignities.and the latter part of life moderately better than the earlier. hindrance of things wished for. Ihave supplied the omission from Leopold. who summarizes Abu 'Ali.]134 134. praise. The Sun. The printed text does not have any significations in this house. Venus. [Mars. offices. removalof faith. riches. Jupiter. anxiety and pain from friends. sadness. andexcellent crafts.Saturn in a nocturnal geniture. a great Iove for beautiful things. riches. great knowledge of writing. Mars. praise. riches. and dignity. riches andthe exercise of great crafts. and other arts. great and manifest damages from kingsand powerful men or a long captivity.adversities. using numbers. But in a diurnal [nativity]. Mercury. The Sun. honorsamong kings and princes.

defection and sorrow from slaves. and a person knowing something about quadrupeds. the native is wise. [he is] frenzied. favor and benevolence from men. and damages from enemies. Illnesses. anxiety. crazy. annoyances from had women. Saturn. The Moon. Mercury. Jupiter. slavery. slaves. enmities of kings. The Sun. much wealth in the end of life. joy among wise men.the parents. if she is made unfortunate . The Moon. poverty. terror in allthings. enemies. joy from friends. many friends [and] close companions. and very Ingenious. captivity. a philosopher. good fortune tram friends and close companions. andsuch like. and the latter time oflife will be more fortunate in honors than the earlier. good fidelityand faith.generosity. orperhaps a horse-trader. hindrances from kings. and a bad marriage Mercury. goodfortune in undertakings. andcalamity from slaves. illnesses. and base men. Planetsin the Twelfth [House] Signify These Things.hindrances and misfortune in everything undertaken. loss of honors. and. and the fulfilment of every hope andexpectation. inquiring into useless things. Venus. want. But lfit is impedited. and low-born persons. Mars. an honest and famous name in outlying regions. hindrances from enemies. Venus.

and horribleaccidents [befalling] them. But in a nocturnal birth. poverty. The Tail of the Dragon. captivity and. robustness against illnesses. diminution of the inheritance. and hindrancein all undertakings. and muchhard work without any reward. 48. these evils will be mitigated. The Head in the 5th house. and safety frog all calamities. promises an increase in [the number of)children. and injury to one of the eyes. But the Tail. and a fall from high [estate]. The Head in the 6th House. loss and death of the children. poverty. The Tail [denotes] trouble. The Head in the 3rd louse promises noble and fortunate brothers andtrue dreams. scattering of the brothers and sisters. Chapt. many slaves.The Tail of the Dragon. The Tail of the Dragon. and great good fortune. The Head and Tail ofthe Dragon of the Moon in the Twelve Houses of Heaven The Head in the 1st house denotes domination and good fortune like itsmixture with the planets.many . decrease. The Head in the 4th bestows usefulness and increase of farm lands. a stinkingmouth and body. The Head in the 2nd house increase in property.bySaturn. andinheritances.

oppression. unnecessary tourneys. The Head in the 7th gives friendship with women. and little fear. The Tall of the Dragon. The Effects andIndications of the Part of Fortune in the Twelve Houses of the Natal Horoscope. dissolution of marriage. illnesses. little bad luck against enemies. a disgraceful death. The Head in the 12th.oppression of thee. The Tail of theDragon. When the Part of Fortune is in the 1st house. and poverty. evildoingby the male and female slaves. TheTail of the Dragon. strength and many enemies. 49. The Head and the Tail of the Dragon in the 11th house give much hardwork and little rest. and [their] poverty. The Head in the 8th.animals. The Head in the 10th house bestows good fortune on the native and anincrease in his professional skill. and loss of good things. The Head in the 9th indicates that the native's faith will be inaccordance with the condition of the planets that are with it. The Tail of theDragon. and profit from them. it signifies the greatestgood . and weakness among the animals. and powerful enemies.damages. and no increasefrom them. and no harm from then. Chapt. The Tail of the Dragon. The Tail of the Dragon. a sound and healthy life. an increase in evilthings. great changes. and bad faith.

to make wills andlegacies. to stage banquets and get-togethers. to seek out pleasure and loveaffairs. and entrance into agood order. to seek buriedtreasure and hidden things. to buy sheep. for theyare made fortunate [by this position]. it is good to lease male and female slaves. In the 7th house. pigs. totrade them. or those thingswhich pertain to children or grandchildren. games. And religious men will have good monastery. Butone should not get angry with male or female slaves or workmen. sisters. for they will win out. to buy farms and houses. and they will undertake short trips. to offer the property of women in order to make a profit. In the 2nd it signifies the same things as in the 1st. and a prosperous outcome in all businessdeals and contracts. to investigate arcane things.fortune in acquiring wealth. is gives good fortune in activities with brothers. but not soperfectly. If it is in the 5th house. it is good to act in common with women.and kinsmen. for they are made fortunate. it is good for the native to act in commonwith his children. to tear off and put on clothes. it is favorable for the native to act in commonwith his parents. Also. it is good to change status. to work in mines. to conduct business involving the goods of children. to write letters. In the 3rd. or tohand . and all other things for which resources arecommonly or can be provided. andto do business with them. and goats. In particular. and to send them out to pasture. much less beatthem. to sendcouriers. If it is in the 4th. and to seeklove from them. In the 6th house.

it is auspicious to undertake long journeys. nor lend [to anyone].the Part of Fortune is in the 8th house. nor sell anything.Dreams that one has at this time are made fortunate.or to do business with them. princes. Wherefore. andmagistrates. for it brings marvelous advantages. and he will have good fortune. it is a . or to enroll in a religious order. at that time. When. In the 10th. or to seek benefactions or alms. In the 8th house the Part of Fortune is badly placed. But it is good to do business with things belonging to your wife.that the opposition of thePart of Fortune signifies the greatest [degree] of bad luck. for (there) itsignifies loss. This time isthe most suitable for commencing any art or craft. then its opposition is in the 2nd. and for making laws. For all of these (actions) bring damageand loss. And this is the common opinion -. dignities.oneself over from one servitude to another. nor play (games of chance). it is most fortunate to deal with kings. to deal with bishops and other religiousmagistrates. But wars ought to beavoided by whatever means. you should not buyanything. If it is in the 9th house.nor should you serve as a guarantor. and you will perceive isyourself extraordinary inclinations of your mind towards God and manypenetrating thoughts. honors. or to remove from one place toanother.Then. nor can any more fortunatetime be found for seeking offices. For in that servitude or placeit will go well with him. in which you want to stay for a while. therefore.which is the house of abundance.to do business in foreign places. especially to spend the money of princes for the sake of profit.

50. judge in a manner similar to that which wasmentioned in connection with the 10th. for they bring loss. In the 11th house. But all other business activities undertaken for thesake of profit should be avoided. it is good to buy horses. The Rest of theAccidental (Dignities or Debilities) of the Part of fortune. In the exaltation of Mars.princes. If this Part is found in the 12th. among powerful den. In the exaltation of Jupiter. and they will obtain victory by the vote of Fortune. counts. . and cows. the nativewill be fortunate among old men and slaves. When the Part of Fortune is in the exaltation of Saturn. for at this time they gain strength. For although this house is weaker.asses. For the 11th house signifies the property of kings.most fortunate [time] to obligate oneself to princes or topowerful men. and religiousmen. oxen. It is also a fortunate [time] to givecaptives their freedom. and to transact business concerning them. mules. or to slay them. to send themto pasture. Nor should one fightwith enemies then. and to lend to others.and soldiers. nobles.135 golden knights. and their troops areencouraged. among princes.with no exception. But especially it is auspicious then to seek money fromprinces.nevertheless its own nature signifies the greatest good fortune in all things. Chapt. and lords.

itincreases the good fortune. and fortunate amongpowerful lords. [Its indication in the exaltation of Venus is missing. In succedent[houses]. good fortune through hard work. among teachers.'companions of the ruler or one of his deputies. and he will endure great labors. if the Part of Fortune is in the domicile or term of anyplanet. rarely boldand cheerful. but actually used in the RaganWire to designate a varlet) of important administrative posts in the government.It eventually became a title of nobility in Europe. Similarly. and makes aconjunction or any aspect with its lord. the native will be wise. a greatinheritance will fall to him. among bath superintendents of lords. the native's fortune will lie among the same kind of men [as signifiedby that planet].In the exaltation of the Sun. no luck at all. secretaries. prudent. and he will build new houses. andvirgins of humble stock. 135. among kings and great princes. In the exaltation of the Moon. and he will be loved by men. Andwhen the Part of Fortune is in an angle. In cadent [houses]. and Publicnotaries. I use this word to translate the Latin mites literally. the native will have a cold nature. See also whether the Moon is with that same Part. the . it signifies great good fortune. and in whose domicile the Moon is. But if the Moon isin a domicile of Jupiter. Ifit is in a domicile of Saturn. When the Sun makes a good aspect to the Part of Fortune. If this same [planet] is in adomicile of Mars.or very little. but they will not be in so good a state as those above.] In the exaltation of Mercury. But if Saturn is oriental.

the following must be noted with extreme care:If it has a single testimony. In succedent houses and common signs. ACaution that must be Observed in Judgments. compare one testimony with the other. prudent. strongest.discard both of them. If two. In every signification.native will be bold. therefore. 136.. it is stronger. In a domicile of Mercury. will take delight in litigaticn. Glory to God Alone. andwill have his fortune among leaders of armies.You will judge in the same manner when the Moon is in the exaltations. crafty. the native will have many beneficesfrom kings. This and the preceding sentence contain lad advice. Ifthree. Experienceshows .137 For thus you will judge more surely and much morefortunately. skilled.or aspects of these planets. and omit the other. it is perfected. whether it is stronger orweaker. If in the domicile of the Sun. But if in any matter both good and evil signification and testimonyfall together. But if it is equal on both sides. and sly. golden knights. wise. 136 Also. For that which is stronger and has more dignities must be preferred. This is an important and concise statement of a cardinal principleof astrological interpretation. orterms. andsoldiers. it is commonplace. significations in cadent houses and mobile signs areweak. counts. stronger. If in a domicile of Venus. the native will be cheerful and skilledin music.Observe it. It could be termed reinforcement. 137. but only if the lords or significators are strong andnot impedited. In angles and fixedsigns.

onehappy. it will produce a greatereffect.) Achievement of high position. If they are equal in strength. . Many illnesses. as compared to a weaker contrary influence. followed by itsloss. A happy marriage. and the other unhappy. If one is stronger.that astrological influences act independently. but the weaker influencewill still operate. (Or two marriages -. Superior earnings. but good and effective medical treatment. Examples abound. offsetby heavy expenses. Each influence producesits own characteristic effect. then usually one gives athing and the other takes it away. but a brief one.