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The ancient rule was as follows:—

Moveable signs shew

Common ditto

Fixed ditto

Angles are equivalent to

Succeedent houses to

Cadent houses to

days. weeks, months, moveable signs. common signs. fixed signs.

It is well to observe, also, the quick or slow motion of the }, the sign she is in, and her situation as to angles, &c. I often find that when the lord of the ascendant quits the sign he is in, and enters a sign in which he has dignities, the patient recovers at that time, or feels an alteration for the better. If a common sign be on the 6th, 28° or more, I say, that the disease will vary in two weeks.

Judgment op the Disease feom the Affliction of the

Moon at the fibst Illness op the Patient, oe the

Time op asking the Question.*

Whoever shall be first taken ill, or compelled to take to his bed when the } is afflicted by Tj, or by $ > if he have the nature of ^ > will, in a great measure, suffer as here described.

The ]) in T, in (j, □, or g of T?.—Headache or heaviness in the head, much discharge at the nostrils, dulness, or weariness of the eyes, humours falling into the throat; weak pulse, and a heavy drowsiness of mind; loathing at the stomach, violent unseasonable perspiration, internal heats, and externally cold. The patient more afflicted at night than by day.

The ]) in 0, in (j, of \ .—Fevers proceeding from obstructions near the heart, liver, and lungs, occasioned by sur

* The student may rely that he will find these rules, when they apply, to be infallible.—Zadkijcl.

feits, high living, &c. The pulse high and immoderate, the body inflated, lungs oppressed, ulcerated, &c. If the J be not supported by benefics, there is danger of death within 14 days.

The j) in n in (J T?. fyc.—The disease has its origin in the mind by too much care, or a multiplicity of business, or otherwise by fatigue in travelling or over-exercise. There is danger of a small fever; the pain is dispersed over all the body, but chiefly in the joints. The vitals are afflicted, the pulse rare, and weak; there are frequent perspirations, symptoms of spleen and consumption. If $ also afflict, without assistance, the patient will hardly live 10 days; but if 1/ or ? assist, the sick person may recover after a long period.

The J in s in (j of J? > —The breast is much afflicted with tough phlegm, or slimy matter; there is cough, and much salivary discharge. Hoarseness, catarrhs, &c., with humours falling into the breast; the windpipe obstructed; slight fevers, agues, &c. holding a long time; also pains in the bowels, infirmity in the reins or secrets. If J be decreasing, and near the body of f?, the disease will continue a long time.

The ]) in SI in (j, fyc. of ^ .—The sickness arises from bad blood, the patient suffers with heat in the breast, heartburn, violent fevers, troubled pulse, much external and internal heat, faintness at the heart, swoonings, the stone; and sometimes the black jaundice. If there be no good aspects to prevent it, they frequently die when ]) comes to <f of ^ .

The J in in (j, SfC. fy •—The illness arises from indigestion, obstructions in the bowels, &c.; shooting pains are felt under the ribs, &c.; flatulency, gout, or aches in the thighs or feet, &c. The patient generally is sick a long time.

The J) in ^ in (J, $rc. of Tj.—The disease has its origin in some surfeit of wine or rich food, meat ill digested, &c., or from excess of veuery; the breast is affected, al*Q the head; there is no appetite, a loathing in the stomach, cough, hoarseness, &c., and often great pain in the joints, knees, and thighs, with an itching in those parts, and fear t>f sciatica.

The J in \f\_in fyc. of .—Denotes a disease in the rectum or sphincter muscle, piles, hemorrhoids, or fistula. There is very likely a retention of urine, or the reverse; stone in the bladder, dropsical humour, &c. It may be that it is gonorrhea, &c., or the diseases of the matrix.*

The ]) in f in & 9 fyc. of .—The patient suffers by pains in the joints, &c., or fever, extremes of heat and cold* Illness often happens by too great exertion of body or mind, and cold taken afterwards ; there is much melancholy also. And if it be an g of ^ > there is generally a spice of gout, tumours or swellings in the hands, thighs, or feet, &c. If have any ill aspect to j), it proves a violent burning fever.

The ]) in Vf in tf, fyc. J?. — The disease proceeds from cold or melancholy. It brings heaviness of the breast and stomach, difficulty of breathing, dry coughs, the lungs oppressed, and a fever is approaching. The pain is greater at night than in the day. The patient continually complains of headache, or pain in the left ear, or of a rumbling noise in his head.f

* These latter especially, if ? throw an ill aspect, or the lord of the 5th house.

t We can speak personally as to this effect. We were taken ill in the evening of the 1st March, 1829, when D was in w, 19°, and h in 25 38°, and we suffered extremely during the night, and had violent pains in the left side of the head, and sensations of noises, as of the working of the piston of a steam-engine. A fever ensued, which confined us to bed for three weeks, having caught cold after taking mercury. The direction in our nativity was M.C. d O» who, being in d with $ at birth, par-took of his ill qualities, and afflicted the ascendant by his mundane square.

The ]) in sa in , T?.—The illness is occasioned by too much toil of mind or body, want of sleep, or due refreshment. The malady comes on unequally with remission or intension.* The patient suffers by noise in the head, by wind, or faintness at the heart, or a rising and danger of suffocation by hysterical fits, &c.; and by sore throat.

The ]) in K in (j, fyc. fj .—The complaint arises from cold,+ and the patient is afflicted with continual fever, frequently sighs, suffers pains under the nipples of the breast, and about the heart; the throat suffers from much phlegm, or there is water in the chest, rotten cough, &c.

Whoever is taken ill when ]) is afflicted by $ or the Q9 suffers in the following manner :—

The ]) in T in (j, fyc. of <J.—The disease is from some distemper of the membranes, &c. of the brain. There is continual fever and restlessness, extreme thirst, foul tongue, or inflammation of the liver, heat and pain in the breast, high pulse, and often delirium. The patient is generally almost mad with pain, either cholic or cholera pains, &c. in the bowels. If after the 5 leave she go to cf or of ^, there is small hope of life ; and if she decrease in light, and be slow in motion, there is scarce any.

The )) in 0 in <3, fyc. of $.—There is an abundance of blood, continual fever, the whole frame disordered; sore throat, with inflammation in the neck, or hind part thereof; pain in the bones, broken sleep, and a foolish longing after wine and cold water. There is often putrid sore throat and also hoarseness, and strangury, stone, or gravel, with pain in the reins or kidneys, or disease therein.

* This till 3) is past g of her own place, when, if there be good aspects, the sick is recoverable.

t Especially wet feet, damp linen, &c.

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The ]) in n in <j, fyc. —A violent fever, high and inordinate pulse; there are obstructions and corrupt blood, pains all over the body, heat in the reins, and sometimes spitting of blood; also lameness or fractures in the arms, pains in the joints, &c.

The J in % in tf, fyc. . This shews a disordered stomach by having taken too much to drink, &c., riot, and excess. It often turns to dysentery, cough, and spitting of blood.

The ]) in SI in tf, .—Too much blood abounds, weak pulse, a disturbed brain, raving, and strong fits; loss of or depraved appetite ; distempers of the heart, heaviness all over the body, and drowsiness. There is danger of consumption. The blood is over-heated, the body dry and parched; there is probability of pleurisy, fainting, and swooning. I ever fear this d or cP more than in any other sign.

The 5 in in Flux in the bowels, small fevers, a failing pulse, cholic, flatulence, weakness in the legs, or near the ancles. If ]) be afflicted by $ in ttg, diseases are not easily removed.

The ]) in ¿b in (j, fyc. £.—The patient is grieved with plentitude of blood, and, from that cause, has high pulse, no rest, is feverish, and an inflammation all over the body. The patient has taken some surfeit by excess or disorder in his diet, or the blood is over-heated ; or there is stone or gravel in the kidneys. Violent burning fevers often follow.

The J) in in (j, fyc. $.—There is generally some ulcer, lues, gonorrhea, &c., or, if a child, measles ; it may be piles, or hemorrhoids. There is frequently some stoppage in the head by grievous colds; and as the blood is corrupt, so we find blotches, breakings out, &c. If there be reason to believe it, some scandalous disease may be judged, especially if ? afflict J .

The ]) in f in (J, fyc. £.—The disease is in general vio-

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