Sagittarius

1. Whoever has the ascendant in the first degree of Sagittarius will be noble, pious, just, and attain the highest rank of glory. If a benefic planet is found in that degree they will be kings or officials near the king; they will fulfill all their duties successfully. Those who have the ascendant in the second degree will be bad-tempered sacrilegious perjurers. Those who have it in the third will lose an eye in some way.

2. Those who have the ascendant in the fourth degree of Sagittarius will be guardians of tombs. In the fifth degree they will be impure and unchaste and wretched objects of scandal. In the sixth degree they will be bow-legged, have varicose veins, and die a violent death. Those who have the ascendant in the seventh degree will be considered pious and just and will be entrusted with judgeships, such that they pass on the opinions of other judges.

3. Those who have the ascendant in the eighth degree of Sagittarius, if Jupiter is found in that degree, will be long-lived, pious, and the first among their relatives to have children. They will be interpreters for kings or master scribes. In process of time good fortune will come to them and they will die a good death. Those who have the ascendant in the ninth degree of Sagittarius will be inspired astrologers, worshippers of the gods. In the tenth degree they will be athletes who fight in full armor.

4. Whoever has the ascendant in the eleventh degree of Sagittarius will die in war. If in the twelfth degree he will be rash, involved in dangers, attracted to every crime. Whoever has the ascendant in the 13th degree of Sagittarius will kill a parent in a fit of parricidal fury and will himself die a violent death. If in the 14th degree, he will be a musician with a weakness of the eyes.

5. Whoever has the ascendant in the 15th degree will also die in war. In the 16th, if Mars is found in that degree, he will be a mechanic who makes engines of war, and will die from a lance; if a woman, she will die in childbirth. Whoever has the ascendant in the 17th degree will be an athlete; if Mars is in aspect, he will be a hunter; if Jupiter, a horse-breeder.

6. Whoever has the ascendant in the 18th degree of Sagittarius will be a malevolent thief and perjurer; he will die a violent death without children. Whoever has it in the 19th degree will be a successful athlete, also without children. In the 20th degree he will be a hunchback, a cripple, or a clown; in the 21st degree he will be fond of eatingand will be prejudiced against foreign habits.

7. Those who have the ascendant in the 22nd degree of Sagittarius, if Jupiter is in that degree, will be great and powerful, possessing infinite territory; armies, both foot and horse, will be entrusted to their command, often navies also. They will fight in many wars, conquer barbarians, restore some states and destroy others. They will have wives and children but their wives will have afflictions and scars in important parts of the body. They will die fighting in foreign countries. Those who have the ascendant in the 23rd degree of Sagittarius will die in a desert or hidden places from wild beasts.

8. Whoever has the ascendant in the 24th degree of Sagittarius will be a trainer of horses or a charioteer. If Jupiter is in that degree he will be a royal mule-trainer or driver and gain great glory from his profession. If Mars is present he will die a violent death. Whoever has the ascendant in the 25th degree will be an unsteady alcoholic, especially if Mars is in that degree. But if Venus is in aspect he will be a pervert ruined by scandal; if a woman she will be a prostitute.

9. Those who have the ascendant in the 26th degree of Sagittarius will be polluted by vice; women will be shrews or prostitutes. If in the 27th degree they will die in desert places. But if Mars is found there they will be unfortunate, short-lived, and die of pestilence.

10. Whoever has the ascendant in the 28th degree of Sagittarius will be a hard-working muledriver. In the 29th degree he will be a hunchback, a cripple, or a captive. In the 30th degree he will be consumptive and an envious, unpleasant character; his death will come from wild beasts. If Mars is in that degree he will be short-lived and without children.

11. If the ascendant is found in the last line of Sagittarius, that is, in the tail, the natives will be potters. If the ascendant is below the tail they will be one-eyed and squinting but fast couriers, always in another's power, and have an affliction of the blood. They will have a pleasant appearance and be killed by quadrupeds.

12. The Ship Argo rises on the right side of Sagittarius; Canis, the Dog, rises on the left. Whoever has his ascendant in the Ship will be a ship-owner, a pilot, or be a businessman who trades with the East. If Mars is in aspect to that place, he will be killed by pirates returning to the East. Whoever has the ascendant in the Dog will be fond of noisy litigation. If Mercury is found in that place, he will be a distinguished lawyer and a friend of kings. Whoever has the ascendant in the mouth of the Dog will have a depraved life and a foul mouth but he will be proud of his fluent speech.

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