Any man committed to Prison whether he shall be soone Delivered

You must know your ascendant exactly, and what relation the party enquired of hath to the Querent, & c. Behold the Moon, if she be swift or slow of course if she be swift, it shewes short tarrying in prison the contrary if she be slow of course if she give her strength to a Planet in the 3rd house or 9th, this shewes he shall soon come forth of prison if she give power to the Lord of the 9th or 3rd, and be not in one of the angles, idem and as you judge by the Moon so judge by the Lord of...

Of the Profession Magistery or Trade any one is capable of

Country people many times have not the time of their childrens Nativities, yet being desirious to know what profession such or such a Sonne is fittest for, they may repair to the Astrologian for satisfaction herein Upon the time of their demanding the Question, erect your Figure, and therein consider the ascendant and his Lord, the Lord of the 10th and 10th house, and especially the places of Mars and Venus for these Planets are the Significators of Magistery, Trade or Profession take which of...

Viz A Woman being at my House in the country demanded if her Sonne were with his Master or at her owne House

In this Figure Venus is Lady of the Ascendant, and shall signifie her that asked the Question the matter quesited after must be required from that house which signifies Children, and that is the 5th I considered Jupiter who is Lord of the Signe Pisces, for Pisces is the house of Jupiter, and I found Jupiter, the Youths Significator, in the Angle of the East, or Ascendant one argument, that the Party sought after was at home at his Mother's house at time of the Question I observed further, that...

Chap Xxxviii If I should purchase Master B his houses

The Inheritance of the house wherein at this present 1647, I live, and some others being proffered me to buy 1634. I had a desire to know if I should deal with the Seller and procure Moneys in convenient time to pay for the Purchase, (my owne Money being in such hands as I could not call it in under six moneths warning) being desirous, I say, to purchase the said houses, and fully resolved upon it, I took my own Question my selfe, at what time I found my mind was most perplexed and solicitous...

What manner of Death Canterbury should dye

It may appear to all indifferent minded men, the verity & worth of Astrologie by this Question, for there is not any amongst the wisest of men in this world could better have represented the person and condition of this old man his present state and condition, and the manner of his death, then this present Figure of heaven doth. Being a man of the Church, his ascendant is Capricorn, the cusp of the 9th house Saturn is Lord of the Signe, now in Aries his fall a long time Retrograde, and now...

[This concerns Goods immovable

Behold the Signe where the Moon is, if in fiery Signes, in a place where fire is, or about a fire, or where fire hath formerly been made the Moon in watry Signes, where water is, or about waters the Moon in ayery Signes, in a place of many windowes, or open places, as Garrets, and such like (this has relation to Beasts strayed.) the Moon in earthly Signes, in an earthly place, where houses are made of earth, or neer mud wals or clay the Moon, or the Lord of the house where she is, be in a...

Of Servants fled Beasts strayed and things lost

The Signifier of the thing lost is the Moon, wherefore if you find the Moon applying to the Lord of the Ascendant, or to the Lord of the 12th from the Ascendant, or to the Lord of the house of the Moon, the thing missing shall be found againe this principally concerns Cattle strayed but if the Moon apply to none of these, nor abide in the ascendant nor in the 2nd house, the thing lost or miscarried shall not be found if the Lord of the house of the Moon be in the 3rd, or in a Sextile to the...

[These rules are much followed by those that practice in the Country

Behold how many Degrees are between the Significator and the Moon and whether the Signes be fixed, movable or common in fixed Signes account for every Degree a Mile in common Signes so many tenths of Miles in Movable Signes so many Rods. How many Degrees betwixt the Lord of the 7th and the Lord of the houre, so many thousand Paces betwixt the Querent and the Fugitive. Looke what distance is betwixt the Ascendant and his Lord, such is the distance betwixt the place where the thing was lost and...

Judgment upon the preceding Figure

The Ascendant doth represent the shape and forme of him that asked the Question, with consideration had to Saturn Lord of the Signe and as both the Signe ascending and Lord thereof are of a dry quality and nature, so was the Querent, leane, spare of body, and a reall Saturnine man, & c. Taurus is the Ascendant of the 3rd House, and Venus being Lady of the Signe, did represent the absent Brother, or party inquired after the Moon in regard she neither applyed to one significator or other, had...

Whether the Portion of the Wife will be great or easily obtained or whether is the Woman enquired after rich or not

Herein vary your ascendant, and then the Question as well resolves the demand concerning the estate of a man as of a woman. The Querent is still signified by the Lord of the ascendant and 1st house, his substance and Estate by the 2nd house, Lord thereof, Planet or Planets posited in the house, and the Lord of Part of Fortune and place of heaven, and sign wherein it is found. That which is the occasion of this Question is, if a man propounded the Question, Whether the Woman he enquires after be...

If one shall have Children yea or no

When this question is demanded by a man or woman, long before marriage, or by some ancient Batchelour or Maid, Whether they shall have any Child or Children, yea or not herein generally you are to consider, whether the Signe upon the 5th, or Ascending, be of those we call Fruitfull, yea or no, (viz Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) and whether the Lord of the Ascendant (be the Signe what it will) or the Moon be in aspect with the Lord of the 5th house, and that aspect be either Conjunction, Sextile,...

Whether Man or Wife shall dye first

For many weighty Reasons one desired me to consider whether himselfe or wife should dye first Whereupon I erected the figure of heaven, as above placed. Finding the 7th house afflicted, which signifieth the Wife by the position of Saturn in Aries his Fall, and that Mars Lord of the 7th was cadent in Gemini and the 9th house, and disposed by Mercury Lord of the 6th from the 7th, and he Retrograde and in his Fall, and the Moon in Scorpio, but the 8th house from the 7th. These considerations moved...

If have the Portion promised

Saturn is here Significator of the Querent, Retrograde, and in the 12th house, as if the Querent had been in some despaire of it, and so he confessed. The Woman is signified by Jupiter and Moon Jupiter in his Exaltation, and Moon in Leo, a fixed Signe argue the Woman to be well conceited of her self e, confident, yet vertuous and modest the Moon her Significatrix neer the Sun, she had a scar neer her right eye, for the Moon signifies in Women the right Eye. That which is pertinent to the...

Dogge missing where

Living in London where we have few or no small Cattle, as Sheep, Hogs, or the like, as in the Countrey I cannot give example of such creatures, onely I once set the Figure preceding concerning a Dogge (who is in the nature of small Beasts) which Dogge was fled or missing. The Quere unto me was, What part of the City they should search, next if he should ever recover him. The Querent was signified by the Signe ascending and the Lord thereof and indeed in his...

If a Report or common Rumour were True or False

In the yeer 1643, His Majesties Army being then Rampant, severall Reports were given out, that his Majesty had taken Cambridge, & c. a wel-affected person enquires of me, if the newes were true or false Whereupon I erected the Figure ensuing, and gave Judgment, All that we heard was untruth, and that the Towne neither was, or should be taken by Him or his Forces. A Report that C A MB RID GE was Taken by the King's Forces if true First, I considered that the Angles were all moveable, and that...

If Prince Rupert should get honour by our Warres or worst the Earle of Essex What should become of him

This Question fals not under the notion of vulgar rules, or must the Astrologian expect particular Rules to governe his Fancy in every Question it was well said, Ate & a Scientia, for I doe daily resolve such Questions as come not into the vulgar Rules of Guido or Haly and yet I was never to seek a sufficient reason in Art, whereby to give a good and satisfactory answer to the Proponent, & c. as many hundreds in this Kingdome well know, & c He that propounded the Questions was a very...

Fugitive Servant which way gone when returne

Judgment upon the Figure beforegoing, The ascendant, and Mercury in Aquarius, together with Mars posited in the ascendant, did signifie the Master of the Servant, who was short of stature, corpulent, of a good complexion, and ruddy, fresh countenance his fatnesse I conceive from the north latitude of Mercury, which was about one degree as also, that the degrees ascending were in the Termes of Mars, in an ayery Signe, and in the Face or Decanate of Sun, now posited in a watry Signe, and in...

Figure erected to know whether Sir William Waller or Sir Ralph Hopton should overcome they being supposed to be engaged

The ascendant is for our Army, the Moon, Jupiter and Venus for our General's, viz. Sir William & Major Generall Browne, a valiant & prudent citizen of London, who may justly Challenge a large share of honor in that dayes service Sir Ralph Hopton is signified by Saturn Lord of the 7th, his Army by Capricorn, in the descending part of heaven, which is usually given to the Friends and Assistants of the Enemy there is onely Mars and South Node in the 9th, so that by this is appeared Sir Ralph...

All manner of Questions Chap Xciii A Horse lost or stolen neer Henley if recoverable or not

Mercury Here Lord of the 12th signifies the Horse whom you see Retrograde, & hastening to a Conjunction of the Sun, Lord of the Querent's House of Substance forasmuch as Mercury did by his Retrograde motion apply to the Lord of the Querent's house of Substance, and that the Moon was locally in the 2nd and both Jupiter and Mars Retrograde, neer the cusp of the 2nd, I judged the Querent should have his Goods or Horse quickly and unexpectedly, within a day to two from the time of the Question...

If his Excellency Robert Earle of ESSEX should take Reading having then surrounded it with his ARMIE

The most honorable of the English nation, viz. Essex the Kingdomes Generall, is here signified by Mars Lord of Scorpio, the Sign ascending his Majesty by the Sun Lord of the 10th the forces that were to relieve Reading, or to oppose and hinder his Excellency, by Venus in Pisces, and Sun in Taurus. The Towne of Reading by Aquarius the Signe of the 4th, the Governour Sir Arthus Aston, reputed an able Souldier, by Saturn Lord of the 4th, their Ammunition and Provision in the Towne by Jupiter Lord...

A LADY of her Husband imprisoned when he should be delivered

This Question belongs to the 12th house Jupiter Lord of the 7th signifies the Ladies Husband, in Cancer Retrograde, lately, or the day before, in Trifle with the Sun, the Moon applying to a Sextile of Saturn, Retrograde, then to a Trine of Jupiter, with a most forcible Reception from hence I made not many words, but told the Lady, she should neither care to make Friends to his Majesty or any else for delivery of her Husband, for I was assured he either was or would within three dayes be...

[This concerns Cattle

If you would know if the Beast fled away by it selfe, or some body took it, behold if you find the Lord of the house of the Moon seperating himselfe from any Planet, say then, that he fled away of his owne accord but if the lord of the house of the Moon be not separated from any Planet, but that another Planet is seperating himselfe from him, say that some one or other took it and fled away but if the lord of the house of the Moon be not in any of these two we speak of, behold what you see by...

[Or men goe down by steps

Moon in a fixed Signe, the gate is under the earth, viz. if in Taurus, or the house standeth on the Bank-side, if in Aquarius Moon in movable Signs, the gate or door is above the earth, and a step to go up in to it (probatumn est.) or one ascends somewhat in going into the house. Moon Infortunate, the gate is broken, and note what part of heaven Moon is in, that part of the house the door standeth in if Saturn aspect the Moon with Conjunction, Square or Opposition, the door or gate is broken...

Chap Lxxiv Of good or ill in questions concerning this House

If in this house good Planets have either government, or are in possession thereof, or aspect the same without the testimonies of the Infortunes, it signifieth good, or is an argument thereof in all questions concerning this house. Of a Voyage by Sea, and Success thereof. Look to the 9th house, if it be good and strong, and aspected of good Planets, or good Planets in the said house, especially if the Lord of the ascendant and the 10th be well affected, it is very good but if thou findest...

The Significations of the Seventh House

It signifies Marriage, open Enemies, Law-Suits, Controversies, Contracts, Warres, Bargaines, Fugitives, Thefts, & c. Because the Demands which doe naturally appertain to the 7th house, require more consideration, and are more difficult to judge then any other house, I have been enforced to be more large in delivering the opinions of the Ancients, as of some moderne Practisers and have also published 43 significant Aphorismes which, if well understood, will give great light, not only for...

Chap Xl

Whether a Woman be with Child or not. When a woman asks this Question, have respect to the Lord of the Ascendant and the Moon who shall signifie the person of the Querent, the 5th house and Lord thereof shall show the Conception, if any be If the Lord of the Ascendant be in the 5th, or Lord of the 5th in the Ascendant, free from all manner of impediments, it argues the Woman is conceived with child so also if the Lord of the Ascendant his vertue or disposition be translated to any Planet in an...

Whether a King expulsed his Kingdome or an Officer removed from his government shall returne to his Kingdome or Office

In these sad times of our Civill Distempers, many of the Gentry have propounded such Queries Whether they should return and enjoy once more their former estates, & c. that Question fals not to be judged by this house the matter of this Question is of greater concernment For Kings and Princes are now in this Chapter upon the Stage and all manner of principall men cast out from former honours or preferments. The 1st house in the Question and Lord thereof, are for the Querent, be he King, or...

Of The Crysis in Diseases

Crisis is no other thing then a duel or contention betwixt nature and the infirmity if nature at time of the Crysis overcome the malignity of the Disease, it's a good Crysis if the sicknesse prevaile, it's a pernicious and ill Crysis. Or C R Y S I S is no more then this, viz. A sudden alteration of man's body when he is sick, tending either to health or further sicknesse for when this Crysis is, there's a sharp fight, as it were, betwixt nature and the Disease, whether of them shall overcome....

[These added to other testimonies

The Dispositor of the Moon and the Lord of the houre in Angles Mars in the Signe of the 7th House, she is newly conceived (this is to be understood if he be well Fortified ) Saturn in the 7th, the party is quicke, or her Infant moveth Jupiter in the 7th, she is impregnated of a male childe Sagittarius or Pisces in the 7th, she is with childe of a Girle this must be understood when all the rest of the Significators are equall, and ballance not the judgment, then if you finde Sagittarius or...

Whether the Querent Shall be Rich or Have a Competent Fortune By What Meanes Attaine it The Time When Etc And if it

Whoever interrogates, be his Condition what it will be, King, Noble, Priest or Layman, the Ascendant, the Lord thereof and the Moon are his Significators and if the question be in generall termes, (viz. Whether he shall ever be rich yea or not ) without relation to any particular person from whom he may expect a Fortune, the resolution of it is in this nature Consider the Signe ascending on the Cusp of the 2nd House, the Lord thereof, the Planet or Planets therein posited, or aspecting the Lord...

Chap Lxxx If Presberty shall stand

Christian Astrology Charts

The angles of the Figure are common, and not fixed, but the Signe of the 9th, from which at present judgment must be naturally deduced, is Taurus, a fixed, stable Signe, and from Saturn in the Terms of Jupiter, who is therein posited, a slow and ponderous Planet a generall Significator in Religion, Religious Rites and Ceremonies is now standing to Direction and is departing out of his Exaltation, having been a long time Retrograde therein, and now at present impedited by mars after his transit...

Of Marriage

If a Question be asked of Marriage, behold the Ascendant and the Lord thereof, and the Moon, and the Planet from whom the Moon is separated, and give those for the Significators of the Querent and the 7th house, and the Lord thereof, and the Planets to whom the Moon applieth, for the Signifiers of him or her concerning whom the Question is asked. If it be a man that asketh the Question, joyne the Sun and Moon with his Significators, and make him partner in the Signification and if it be a...

Of a Ship and Whatever are in Her Her Safety or Destruction

The Ancients do put this question to those concerning the 9th house, and I conceive for no other reason, than because it must be granted, that all Ships are made for travel and journeys however, in regard the most part of the judgment concerning its safety or ruin is derived from the Ascendant and his Lord, and the Moon, I thought fit to place this judgment as belonging to the 1st house. Generally, the Signe ascending and the Moon are Significators of the Ship, and what goods are in her if in...

Judgment upon the Figure beforegoing

You may see in the judgments appertaining to this house how to judge of this question however, I did follow the Method succeeding, and considered onely the plurality of testimonies, Masculine or Feminine, of the proper Significators, and thereby gave resolution. Signe of Ascending Signe of 5th in a Signe Lord of Ascendant W Venus, a Planet You see here are 8 testimonies of a Male Conception, or of Being with child of a Sonne, and but four of a Female I therefore affirmed, that the Lady was...

[This rule is vulgar and not of any credit

The Significator of the thing stolen is the Lord of the Term the Moon is in when thou hast found the Significator of the Thief, and understandest the nature of his disposition by the significant Planet and his aspects, know that the ascendant is Signifier of the Question, or Demandant, and if thou see the Lord of the ascendant draw towards the Lord of the 7th, or to the Lord of the houre, or be in the 7th, it signifieth that the Thief shall be taken anon after, or it gives hopes of discovery of...

[How long ere the sick recover

When I find, that by God's blessing the sick party shall recover, and it be demanded, When or about what time it is like to be I usually observe, who is the Lord of the Ascendant, and which of the benevolent Planets he is in aspect with, and how many degrees there are distant betwixt them, in what house they both are in, viz. whether Angles, Succedant, Cadent, what Signe they possesse, whether Moveable, Fixed or Common, and according to discretion and quality of the Disease, so I frame my...

[This where the querent is suspected a Knave

Lord of the ascendant in the 2nd, or 7th, it is the Owner himselfe or Lord of the 2nd in the ascendant, the owner. If Sun and Moon be with the Lord of the 3rd, it's Owner's Kinsman Sun and Moon in the 4th, Father or Mother, or a Friend Sun or Moon in the 5th, a Sonne or Daughter of the Owner Sun or Moon in the 6th, a Servant Sun or Moon in the 7th his Wife or a Woman, Sun and Moon together cojoyned, beholding the ascendant, the Owner's acquaintance or if either of them behold the ascendant,...

Of the Part of Fortune and How to Take it Either by Day or Night

Ptolomy doth not more consider a Planet then the Part of Fortune, it hath no aspect, but any Planets cast their aspects unto it. The greatest use of it, that hitherto I have either read or made of it for, is thus That if we find it well placed in the Heaven, in a good house, or in a good aspect of a benevolent Planet, we judge the Fortune or estate of the Querent to be correspondent unto its strength, viz. if it be wel posited or in an angle, or in those Signes wherein it's fortunated, we judge...

Of Theft

It was the received opinion of Master Allen of Oxford, a man excellently versed in Astrologie, that the true Significator of a Thiefe is that Planet who is in an Angle or 2nd house, and beholds the 7th house if no peregrine Planet be in an angle or the 2nd house, then the Lord of the 7th shall be Significator of the Thiefe, if he behold the 7th house otherwayes that Planet to whom the Moon applyes, if he behold the 7th house the rather, if the Moon separate from the Lord of the ascendant, And...

If the Querent and his Brother Neighbour or Sister shall agree or love each other

The Lord of the Ascendant is for him that asks the Question, the Lord of the 3rd for the Brother, Sister or Neighbour quesited after. If the Lord of the 3rd be a benevolent Planet, or if he be in the Ascendant, or if a fortunate Planet be in the 3rd, or if the Lord of the 3rd and the Lord of the Ascendant be in Sextile or Trifle aspect within the orbs of either Planet, or if they be in mutuall reception, or if the Lord of the 3rd cast his Sextile or Trine to the cusp of the Ascendant, or the...

Chap Xcii If one be Bewitched or not

If the Lord of the 12th be in the 6th, or the Lord of the 6th in the 12th, or the Lord of the ascendant in the 12th, or the Lord of the 12th in the ascendant, or the Lord of the 8th in the ascendant, or the Lord of the ascendant in the 8th, in a Question where suspition of Witchcraft is, it is probable otherwise not so But the Judgment succeeding I have found more certaine. It's a received, generall Rule amongst those Artists that know the Cabalisticall Key of Astrologie, that if one Planet be...