Or'! hour 21 miriutes. Nfcxt; seek this in the'Tables of Houses, having " time from noon" at top, aind opposite to the right hand of " H. M." 1.. 21, there is the number 22, and by looking at the head of the column there is ™ on the head thereof, which denotes that twenty-two degrees of r are on the cusp of the tenth house. In the next column there is the number 2, and two lines above it the sign n> on the top of which column is the number which shows that two degrees of n are on the cusp of the eleventh house (n having succeeded 0) ; in the next column there is found the number 10, and by looking at 12
the top of the column is found ; which as s is seen succeeding to n (by looking up the column) denotes that 10 deg. of s are on the cusp' of the twelfth house. Pursuing the same tract, in the next column headed ^^f11- we find \\ ¿eg.
12 min., and by looking up the column SI, will be found lower down (or succeeding) s, which shows us that 11 deg. 12 min. of SI is to be placed on the cusp of the Ascendant or first bouse. Next, the student will perceive 28 deg. of Q in the column headed 2, or the second house ; and lastly, on the third house, he will observe 21 deg. of 15?, 'in the column headed 3, which are found on the cusp of the third house. These are the whole of the six oriental houses ; and in order to find the signs and degrees on the cusps of the opposite, or occidental houses, the student must again refer to the foregoing pages, where they are set down: thus he will find, that the fourth house being opposite to the tenth, and -£s opposite to r, there must consequently be 22 deg. of placed on the cusp of the fourth house. Likewise the fifth house being Opposite to the eleventh, and $ opposed to n, there must be placed 2 deg. of f on the cusp of the fifth house. Again, the twelfth house is the opposite to the sixth, and Vf is opposite to ffi, consequently 10 deg. of yf must occupy the cusp of the sixth house. Also the opposite house to the ascendant or first, is the seventh house, and rs is opposed to SI, therefore 11 deg. 12 min. of s* must descend with the cusp of the seventh house. On the second house we have 28 deg. of
St and x±t still being opposite to that sign, 28 dog. of as must occupy the cusp of the eighth house; Lastly, the third house and the ninth boose are opposite td each other, so are ijj and K ; therefore by the same formula, as we have 21 deg. of trg on the cusp of the third house, 21 deg. of X must take station on that of the ninth; by which means, and by a very simple process, the whole theme of heaven, or figure of the nativity, is formed and erected.
This constitutes what is formed the Radix or groundwork of Astrologers, whereon they build their judgments; and we should presume that the foregoing example, which will hold good in all cases, is sufficiently plain, for even the casual reader of this " Manual" to cast the Horoscope or figure of their birth* provided the true day and hour thereof is known.
The following, is a view of the figure.
EXPLANATION OF WHITE'S EPHEMERIS.
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Ill former tines the calculation of a nativity was esteened a very difficult process, since the Astrologer was either obliged to take an actual observation of the heavenly bodies from some place where he could well perceive them; or in latter times, at the least, to calculate their elements from those Astronomical tables, which constitute the basis of our Ephetneris. The tedi-oosness of such pursuits may be cowparitively gvessed at, when it is stated on the authority of a celebrated modern writer," that Kepi«, (who was a clever Astrologer) in calculating only ten oppositions of 1? and $, filled a laige folio volume with the requisite figures ^ and even at the present day, several hours attention are requisite for the calculations (of the ten equations) requisite to the ]>'s place. But by an Ephemeris, the best of which is that of White, (published annually) the places of every planet may be found in a few minutes only; a most excellent consideration for our modern Astronomers, who%ene-rallydislikq "laborious computations/' and have taken the liberty to decry and vilify Astrology, as " a dry study" in consequence, which is by no means the case; rather let it be thought (which it can be proved) that the only dryness in the science, is in dealing with stubborn and inflexible incredulists, who firat assume a set of principles utterly fallacious, and then, like ingenious sophists, " reason in a circle," till reason itself is either extinct, or entirely left out of the question.
We subjoin a copy of the Ephemeris.
124 A MANUAL OF ASTROLOGY.
COPY OF AN EPHEMER1S. Used in Astrological Observations. (April 1824.)
LUNATIONS. First quarter, 6th day, lOh. 18m. aftern. Full Moon, 13th day, 3h. 47m. aftern. Last quarter, 21st day, 6h. 10m. morn. New Moon, 29th day, 4h. 25m. morn.
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