separate from the lord of the 2d by □, they are taken away and stolen; and the same, if the being lady of the 2d, separate from the lord of the house wherein she is.

If the lord of the ascendant separate from %, (he not being lord of the 7th, or peregrine in an angle), oir from the lord of the 2d, the querent has lain it down and forgotten it, and so it was lost; but, when both the lords of the 1st and 2d separate from %, this is surer. If (in such case) the lord of the 2d, or "2/, separate from the lord of the ascendant, then did the party lose *the goods by the way as he went, or in some place where he was, or they fell out of his pocket accidentally, and they are neither found nor stolen. But if there be none of these separations, see if the peregrine planet, or lord of the 7th apply to 1/, or the lord of the 2d; then, if they do, the goods are absolutely stolen. If the lord of the 2d, or apply to the significator of the thief, he came easily by them, and did not come with intent to steal; but, seeing the thing unprotected, he was tempted to steal.

If the significator of the thief aspect the lord of the 1st or 2d, or the cusp of the 2d, or ©, or ]), or their dispositor, or the planet in whose term J is, or if he be in the ascendant, it is stolen ; but, if there be no evil aspect to any of these, it is not stolen.

Of the Age of the Thief

Guido Bonatus says, that if the thief s significator be ^, he is very young; if ?, rather older, but yet a young female; d shews him of full age ; % of middle age, and 1? , elderly. If the O be his significator, and be between the ascendant and 10th, he is young, and so increasing in age until he come to the angle of the earth. If the ]) shew the thief, his age will correspond to her age ; and in all cases judge also by the position the thief s significator has reached in the sign where p he is found. If he be just entered the sign, quite young; if in the middle of the sign, of middle age; and if towards the end of the sign, elderly; and if J? aspect him any way, it adds to his age. Oriental planets denote also younger persons, and occidental planets elderly persons. You must consider all the testimonies before you judge the thief s age.

Whether the Thief be Male or Female ?

The significator of the thief being masculine, and in a masculine sign, and the ]) in a masculine sign, it is a male; et e contrd. The angles of the figure masculine shew a man; and if feminine, a woman. If ? or the ]) be the significator, or ^ > when aspecting them, it is a female; J?, 11, <J, O, and $ aspecting them, a male.

Whether one Thief or more ?

If the significator be in a fixed sign, it denotes one only; if he be in double-bodied signs, it denotes more than one, especially if there be more than one planet in the sign, and they peregrine. Also, when Q and )) are in angles, and in □ aspect, it shews more than one. If the significator be in or ^, it is a testimony of there being more than one ; the angles being moveable, the same. The ]) in the ascendant, and in a double-bodied sign, shews more than one. And if the significator be in aspect with more than one planet, unless he be in a fixed sign, it shews plurality.

Of the Colour^ of the Thief s Clothes.

This must be judged in a general manner; and by the colours of the signs and houses of the significator, and the planets ruling them. Thus, >? is black; % green, spotted, or ash; (J red; © tawny, or saffron, or sandy; and if you mix the colours according to the signs and planets, &c., you will judge very nearly the general colour of the thief s clothes. Thus, fj and 1/, mixed, give dark green, or green spotted with black; T? and a dark reddish brown, or tawny; Fj and O, a blackish orange, and shining; J? and ?, a whitish grey; F? and $ > a black blue ; F? and ]), a deep russet, or grey; and <J, a tawny, light spotted; % and 0, a deep, shining red; and a greenish grey; 1/ and a spotted green; % and J, a high-coloured green ; <J and ©, a deep red, or scarlet; g and $, light red, or crimson ; and 5 > a tawny red, or brick colour; (J and ]), a light red, glistening.

You must observe, that if the signifier be F?, in his own house, Vf, and not in close aspect with any other planet, the thief will be dressed all in black; because both sign and planet rule that colour. But if he were in the 1st house, which rules white, he would have some white about his person. Also, if it were <J, who rules red, and he were found in which rules brown, he would denote a rusty, dirty, reddish brown; but if he were in SI, which rules red and green, and H were in aspect, there would be much green, as well as red, about the dress; and so of the ethers.

The relation the Thief bears to the Owner.

The lord of the 7th, or significator of the thief, being in the ascendant, it is one well known to the querent, or one who frequents his house ; and is in no way suspected.

If the significator of the thief be in the 2d, it is one of the household, or an acquaintance; but if in a feminine sign, it may be the querent's wife or maid-servant; and it is in the loser's power, and may be recovered by money.

If he be in the 3d, it is one of his near kindred or neigh-hours; or some messenger, or other person, often in his »ght.

If in the 4th, it is his father, or some elderly person, or one who resides in the house, &c., of his father; or he is a labourer or farm-servant.

If in the fifth, it is his son or daughter, or one of the near relations of his brother or sister, or near neighbour; or one of the household of his father, or his kept mistress, or some one connected with taverns, theatres, &c.

If he be in the 6th, it is a servant, or the querent's father's relation; or it is some person in bad health.

If he be in the 7th, it may be his own wife or lover, or some female who has been suspected of having connexion with the querent: or it is some person with whom he deals publicly, or one who is his open enemy.

If in the 8th, it is a stranger; yet it is likely to be one who is, or has been, at times employed about the house, such as an occasional gardener, or charwoman, washerwoman, &c.

If in the 9th, it is some traveller or vagrant, or some person employed about churches, &c. ; or a person in connexion with some jailor, or master of a workhouse, &c.

If in the 10th, it is a person of respectable circumstance, or some master tradesman, &c.; one not necessitated to turn thief; and, generally, a person who lodged in the house, or visited it frequently when the thing was taken.

If in the 11th, a friend, or one who is trusted, and has done the querent some service; or one connected with a neighbouring clergyman, or the household of the querent's mother.

If in the 12th house, it is a stranger, or some poor, common thief or beggar; a person in miserable circumstances, who partly lives by thieving or thief taking.

Other Particulars of the Thief

If the thief's significator be in the end of a sign, or apply ing to a planet in the 3d or 9th, he is going off; and if it be a superior planet, and leaving a sign, he is undoubtedly leaving his house or lodgings, &c.

If his significator be in an angle, he is still in the town; if succeedent, he is not far off; but if cadent, he is far gone.

If it be in an angle, he is in a house; and if } be in an angle, in his own house, &c.; if in a succeedent, in a field or enclosure ; and if }) be succeedent, it is his own, or where he resides ; and if in a cadent house, he is on a common or open place, and if j) be cadent, it belongs to the town, &c. where he lives.

If the lord of the ascendant and the significator of the thief be together, the thief is with the querent. And if the thief's significator be in the ascendant, the thief will be at the querent's house before the querent. But if the significator be in the 7th, he is hid at home, and dare not be seen. The direction in which the thief lives may be judged by the sign and quarter in which the significator is.

The ]) denotes also the door of the thief's house. If she be in a fixed sign, the house has but one door; if in a moveable sign, the door is high above the earth, and it is probable that there is another smaller door. If J? aspect the sign of the ]), the door has been broken, and often repaired, or is old or black. If £ aspect it, the gate or door has some mark of fire. If T? and $ both have a friendly aspect to the sign the ]) is in, the door is iron, or is very strong. If )) be afflicted, it is broken or injured ; and if J be decreasing, and near ©, the gate, &c. opens on the back premises, and there is no front door to the street; if she increase, and is near 0, it is low down, and there is a step to descend in entering. But if ]) be in a moveable sign, there are steps up to it.

Whether the Goods are in the Hands of the Thief?

If the thief s significator be in aspect to, and disposed of by another planet, they are not in his hands ; otherwise they are.

The "Place where the Goods are.

The nature of the place is judged by the lord of the 4th house. If he be in a moveable sign, it is in a place high above the ground; in a fixed sign, in the earth; and in a common sign, it is under the eaves of a house, &c.* And you must judge also by the quality of the sign ; as T shews a place where small cattle are, as sheep, hogs, &c. SI shews a place of animals that bite, as dogs, foxes, &c.; } a place of animals that are ridden, as horses, mules, &c., and their stables. Q, irp, and yf shew a place of large cattle, as tf oxen, kine, &c.; trp and Vf shew camels, mules, asses, &c.; itj also shews barns where corn is kept, and a place about the earth. Vt denotes goats, hogs, &c.; n shews a wall or partition in a house; a high part, or near a closet or little house; ss shews near a door, above another door or gate in a high part; ir\_ shews a place of unclean water; X a place always moist. But if the J be in the same sign with the lord of the 4th, judge by her more than him.

In what Part of a House Things lost, stolen, or concealed may be.

If the thing lost be in the house, (whether stolen or not), behold the lord of the 4th, (or, if a planet be in the 4th, take him in preference.)

If it be \, it is in a dark or secret place; and if he be in

* We should pay more attention to the nature of the sign, as fiery, earthy, &c.; and judge as in the rules for things mislaid.

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