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If one shall acquire Gain> or Profit, Salary, from the Government, or any Nobleman, or Person of high Rank, fyc. ?

This question will serve for any other of the like nature, where the querent is much inferior in rank to the person he looks to for accomplishing his desires.

The ascendant, its lord and the )), represent the querent as usual, and the 10th and its lord the quesited. The 2d is the house of property for the querent, and the 11th for the person inquired about.

If you find the lord of the 1st or the }) joined to the lord of the 11th, or to any fortune in the 11th, not afflicted, you may affirm that the querent shall obtain his money, salary, or debt, &c. Or if it happen that the D and lord of the ascendant be joined to an evil planet with reception, he may expect to succeed, but not without much solicitation, and many weary efforts. If there be any evil aspect between the signi-ficators, one being an infortune and without reception, the querent will never gain what he desires.

In this question be very careful to observe the planets' tame essential dignities, and their mutual receptions, and by which of their mutual dignities they receive each other.*

Of the Time when the aforesaid Events treated of in this Chapter may happen.

Herein diligently note to what planet the lord of the ascendant or ]) applies, by (j or aspect. Consider how many degrees are wanting of the perfect aspect or d, and say that it shall be as many days as there are degrees, if they be both in cadent houses; if both in succeedent houses, so many weeks ; if both in angles, so many months. But if the matter cannot possibly be effected in days or weeks, but requires

* Reception by house is the most powerful; then exaltation, triplicity, term, and face: the latter is very weak.

much time, instead of months say years, and of weeks say months, and of days say weeks, &c. And if one planet be in an angle, and the other in a succeedent house, they shall signify months; one succeedent, and the other cadent, they denote weeks; and when one be angular and the other cadent, months.*

Some of the ancients have said, that if, at the time of a question, the planet which signifies the perfection of the thing demanded be in the same sign with the lord of the ascendant, the matter shall be brought to conclusion when they come to bodily conjunction ; if the lord of the ascendant be the heavier planet, and whether there be reception or not. But if the lord of the ascendant be the lighter planet, not without reception, unless they be in an angle when the conjunction shall be effected, or that the other planet be in one of his own houses, especially that which is termed his joy.f

I have observed that reception by house, though the aspect were a □, or even <f, brings things to perfection; but that other receptions avail not in this case.

As regards the time when; I find that if a fortune, or the ]), or lord of the thing quesited, be in the ascendant, and have any essential dignities therein, the number of degrees between the planet and the cusp of the ascendant denote the time; days, if a moveable sign, and the business capable of being quickly perfected; months, or years, according to the sign and quality of the business.

* There appears a species of confusion in this arrangement, which is the reverse of the usual system, of allowing angles to produce events quicker than cadents. We should advise the student to be careful in bis experiments before he adopt it.

f Joys qf the Planets: a», Tj; ; r\, <?; ¿k, iff, 1 hese are not usually noticed by modern astrologers.

Example.—A tradesman of London, in the year 1634, propounded the following queries. I have seen the experience of my judgment.

Queries.—1st. If he should be Rich, or subsist himself without Marriage ?

2d. By what Means he should attain Wealth ?

4th. If it would continue ?

1st Query.—If the Querent should be Rich, or subsist himself without Marriage.

I first considered the general disposition of the planets ;

and found the major number, especially the fortunes, swift in motion, well posited, and not afflicted. Also, that ?, lady of the ascendant, was near Cor Leonis, a star of great virtue and influence ; J) increasing in light, % almost culminating. Hence I formed this general judgment, that he should live in good rank and quality among his neighbours, &c. (quoad capax) according to his calling. Secondly, whether he should be rich or not ? I considered that the lord of the 2d is in the ascendant, and being also lord of 0, is near Spica Virgina, in 18° Then % (a general significator of wealth) was in his exaltation and angular, casting his □ to the cusp of the ascendant, which □ in signs of long ascension we usually repute a A-t Also, that 5 separated from a of <J, lord of the 2d, &c., significator of the thing demanded, and cS of J, and applied to cS ? > the querent's significator; transferring the light and virtue of both <J and $, to the proper significator of the querent. The dispositor of j) is Q, and he strong and powerful, the 0 in a fixed sign, and in the terms of <J ; from all which I judged that the querent would acquire an estate, and have a competent fortune; but as it is signified by an infortune, that he would attain it by labour and care. (And so to this day he hath.) And as J, lord of the 7th (the house of marriage), hath the most material signification of the thing demanded, viz. wealth, I advised him to marry, and said, that without marriage he should not so well subsist.

2d Query.—By what Means he should attain Riches f

In this scheme, $ being the planet signifying wealth, as lord of the 0 and the second house, and placed in the as-

* This star has now advanced to 22°

f Signs of long ascension, are 25, ft,*«» m> t» Signs of short ascension, are yp, «a, K, T, 8, n. In the former a is taken for a □, and a □ for a A ; and in the latter, a □ is taken for a and a A for a □. We advise the student to reject these distinctions, which only tend to create confusion.

cendant, signifies property got by the querent's own industry. And as <J is lord of the 7th, I said, he would marry a woman who would produce him a good fortune; and it more than he could well look for, and of a settled nature; which I judged by ?, lady of his wife's house of property, being so well fortified. And as J was lady of the 10th, (house of trade), and was transferring the light of $ and <J to ? his sig-nificator, I advised him to be diligent in his profession, and that he would thereby gain a good estate. {He has since had a good fortune with his wife, money, and land, and been very successful in trade). Jupiter, so strong in the 10th, was an infallible sign (according to natural causes) of plenty of trade, or a gainful profession.

All the significators oriental, and five planets swift in motion, promise property in a short time after the question; and the chief significator of the thing inquired after, being swift in motion, argues the same. The distance from the ascendant to £ being about two degrees, signified about two years, at which time he had a portion with his wife. The j) wanted 6° 27' of her cf with $ : hence I concluded that about 1640 he should have very great trading, and live in excellent repute; and as $ is seated on the cusp of the 11th, (or house of friends), that he should have many good Mends, &c., by whom he should increase his estate.

4th Query.—If the Querent should continue rich ?

This I resolved by the cusp of the 2d, which being a fixed sign and 0 therein, and % in his exaltation and angular, and $, the dispositor of $, being in SI, a fixed sign, as also the ) in SI, all implied that he should continue in a plentiful estate, and that the riches God should bless him with would be permanent, and that he should never be reduced to want or poverty.

There was only one thing arising out of the figure, of which I cautioned him. The ©, lord of the 11th, beholds © by □, as also the cusp of the 2d; and as © here signifies Mends, I exhorted him to avoid confiding in solar men, though of much friendship with him. In all such cases describe the planet afflicting, and you give caution sufficient.*

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