Xxviii Capricorn

1. Whoever has the ascendant in the first degree of Capricorn will be a king or emperor. Those who have it in the second degree will be army doctors, learned in military tactics, entrusted with the arrangement of battles. They will die a violent death. Those who have it in the third degree of Capricorn, if Mars is in that degree with the Moon, will have great power of the sword, but they will exercise their power severely and cruelly. They will be clever, bold, cruel, and kill many men. They will lead armies and will die in battle.

2. Those who have the ascendant in the fourth degree of Capricorn, if Mercury is found in that degree, will be musicians or skilled artisans but they will pursue the love of women with monstrous appetites. They will be careless, but if the Moon is well placed they will be well-known scribes, entrusted with important affairs. They will be wealthy, just, pious, and will die of old age. Those who have the ascendant in the fifth degree will be degenerate and addicted to every vice.

3. Those who have the ascendant in the sixth degree of Capricorn will

have elephantiasis. If in the seventh degree they will be patient artisans, known for the excellence of their work, friends of kings. Also they may be physicians.

4. Those who have the ascendant in the eighth degree of Capricorn will hold the highest positions if Venus is found in that degree. If the Moon is well located, they will carry on much important business and some will be in charge of public taxes. Those who have it in the ninth degree, if Mars is found there, will die an early death. If Mercury is in aspect, they will be wealthy money-lenders and will die because of money.

5. Those who have the ascendant in the tenth degree of Capricorn, if Mars is in that degree, will be adulterers but have grace and personal charm. They corrupt their friends' wives but are never detected in their crimes. They earn a great income from some skill but they are allotted wives who are known for adultery. They die a sudden death. Those who have the ascendant in the eleventh degree will be goldsmiths; in the twelfth, athletes who die a violent death.

6. Those who have the ascendant in the 13th degree of Capricorn, if Mars is found in that degree, will approach all crimes for the sake of profit. They will be snake-charmers who raise serpents for their poison, which they sell. Through them many will die. They will be perjurers, adulterers, or pimps. They will be able to sing with pleasant voices, deceive all men with pretended simplicity, but they are really noisy and foul-mouthed and have no pleasure in wives or children. In time they will be lame in the feet. But they sometimes make a living from commerce or from public office.

7 . Those who have the ascendant in the 14th degree of Capricorn will be ministers of kings, entrusted with great affairs, if Jupiter or Venus is found in that degree. They will be leaders among their own people but will be careless and fond of banquets. But if Mercury is found in that place they will have even higher positions and attain the friendship of kings. Those who have the ascendant in the 15th degree will be hunchbacks, cripples, or clowns.

8. Those who have the ascendant in the 16th degree of Capricorn will have six fingers and be hunchbacked. Whoever has the ascendant in conjunction with the spine and the neck of Capricorn will be long-lived, friends of kings, and parents of noble children, if Mars is present and the Moon favorable. But they will die a violent death. Whoever has the ascendant in the 17th degree will die of a puncture of the spine.

9. Whoever has it in the 18th degree will kill his wife and be punished by the court if Mars, Venus, and Mercury are in that same sign or in that degree. Whoever has the ascendant in the 19th degree will be a scribe of kings if Mercury is found in that degree. He will die in humid places or be eaten by beasts.

10. Whoever has the ascendant in the 20th degree of Capricorn will be devoted to the study of records and the law. In the 21st degree he will be a friend of kings, much rewarded from the imperial largesse, beloved by the people, quick to anger, indulging his anger with the great force of his power. (But his position will only be conferred on him in middle life.) Misfortune will come to him from accidents to children. He will die a suicide. . . .

[The 22nd and 23rd degrees of Capricorn are missing.]

1V. Those who have the ascendant in the 24th degree of Capricorn will be sluggish in mind and senses, often threatened by insanity. In the 25th degree they will die consumed by beasts. In the 26th degree they will be pantomimists, outstanding for grace and charm. In the 27th degree they will be just men, powerful friends of kings, judges who pass on the decisions of other judges. But great grief will come to them from the misfortunes of children.

12. Whoever has the ascendant in the 29th degree of Capricorn will be a cruel tyrant, armed for every crime, involved in dangers, and rash, dealing death to multitudes by his own hand. . . . [The 28th and 30th degrees of Capricorn are missing.]

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