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aspect with , or in the house of <J, it is in or about some dirty place, where people seldom go, a privy, &c.

If cJ, a kitchen or place where fire is kept; if aspected by §, a shop.

If O, the hall, dining-room, or chief room where the master frequents.

If ?, a bed, or among bed-clothes, or where females much frequent. In this case would shew the top of the bed.

If $, a place of books, pictures, carving, &c.; and if tijj, where corn is.

Description of the House or Place where the Things are that are lost,

The O describes the house, and also its front entrance. If he be in an airy sign, it is high, &c., and its colour may be known by the sign and house he is in. The C describes the cellar, pump, or place holding the water; as, if she be in it is a cistern, high above the ground, &c.; if ir\, a low pit or pond ; if tjp, a deep well. ? shews the place of mirth, female apartments, &c. & denotes the stairs or ladder to climb by, &c. 8 describes the place the wood is in, or the animals are kept. $ denotes the room, &c.; if in a common sign, it is a cupboard, or small room within another; if in a fixed sign, it shews a house having no cellar, or a single chamber. If If, ?, or both, be in the 10th, the door has a fair appearance, and opening; if be in the 10th, the door is near some ditch, pit, or deep place; if (J be there, there is a fire-place near the door, or place for killing animals; if 5 be there, near the door is a place where tools or instruments are kept; if 0 be there, then there is some seat or porch near the door; and if } be in the 10th, there is near the entrance a door to go under ground, a trap or cellar door, or some other convenience in very common use.*

The Nature of the Thing stolen.

This is judged by the lord of the 2d house. T? shews lead, iron, things of a black or dark blue colour, wool, black garments, heavy things, earthy materials, agricultural implements, carts, &c. If oil, honey, silk, fruit, men's clothes, merchandize, horses, &c. $ arms, pepper, brass, red clothes, red wine, and red things ; generally sharp-pointed, cutting, and hot things, horses for war, &c., and all warlike engines or instruments. © gold, brass, yellow clothes, diamonds, and things of value. ? women's dresses, or ornaments, such as rings, ear-rings, &c., white cloth, and white wine. # shews money, paper, books, pictures, and party-coloured dresses, &c., and scientific instruments, writing-desks, &c. The J) all common commodities, such as crockery, &c. cattle, poultry, and also silver.

Whether the Goods shall be recovered or not.

The J) in the 7th, aspecting the lord of the 7th with a A ; a fortune strong in the ascendant ; % in the 2d direct ; in ]) the 10th in a A to a planet in the 2d ; } in the 2d in A to the lord of the 2d ; © and } going to A, or © and ]) aspecting the cusp of the 2d with a A ; or the lord of the 2d in the ascendant or 4th, well aspected by application ; ]} in the 2d, going to □ of © in the 12th, in signs of short ascension : all these are signs of its recovery.

Also, if the lords of the term and house of the } be both

* These minute particulars may be found useful in many other questions. such as where fugitives, &c. are ; and they might be of use in discovering criminals.

increasing in light and motion,* and free from affliction, it shall be recovered, and be uninjured.

Generally, if there be a diminution of their light and motion, the thing is already partly destroyed. If there be good aspects to the lords or cusps of the ascendant, or 2d, or to © or its lord, by planets in angles, it will soon be recovered.

The lord of the 8th in the ascendant, or with its lord, shews recovery; the lord of the 7th in the 8th, denies it: ^, £, or 8 in the ascendant, or 2d, shew dividing and loss of the thing.

The lord of the 2d in the ascendant shews recovery; and the lord of the 1st in the 2d the same, after long search. If the 2d or its lord be afflicted, all the things lost shall not be recovered. If both luminaries be under the earth, it is a strong testimony against recovery.

If both Q and ]) aspect the ascendant, the thing cannot be lost, but will shortly be discovered.

Of the Time of the Thing being recovered.

Observe the application of the planets that signify recovery, and determine the number of days, weeks, or months, as they may be in moveable, common, or fixed signs, in angles, suc-ceedents, or cadents. And if the signifiers are swift in motion, it hastens the recovery; if slow, it retards.

Of the Thief's Person.

In addition to the planet's general description in the sign he is in, observe the aspects he has, and take all these into consideration. Moreover, if the significator be oriental, and in & 9 or f, the person is large ; if occidental, and in s, Til, or X, the body is smaller. If the planet have south

* This means, going faster than they were the previous day.

latitude, he is nimble; if in north latitude, slow in his motions. If going out of one sign into another, he is weak and feeble.*

* h shews one of a pale, swarthy, dark complexion; hard, rough skin; hairy body; small, leering eyes; jaundiced look; lean, crooked, or ill made; beetle browed; thin beard; thick, negro lips; bow-legged, or one who knocks his knees or ancles one against the other, and shuffles in his gait. He has a down look, his eyes always on the earth; is seldom free from cough and bad breath. He is crafty, revengeful, and malicious; dirty, a great eater, covetous, and seldom rich.

2/. denotes a full face, white and red mixed; full eyes; good make, light beard, but this depends chiefly on the sign; thick hair, good teeth, but some defect in the two front teeth; moderately curling hair. If in a watery sign, fat and plump; in an earthy sign, large make: in an airy sign, strong—a person who bears a good moral character.

<? denotes a full face, red or sunburnt; a sharp, fierce countenance; eyes fiery and ferocious, with rather a yellow tinge; hair and beard reddish ; but this depends on the sign, unless he be with fixed stars of his own nature, such as Aldebaran, the Lioris Heart, 8fc* In earthy signs it is a sad brown ; in watery, lighter or flaxen ; in airy, curling or crisping; in fiery, strong and wiry. He is strong, broad shouldered, proud, scornful, drunken, and debauched; with a mark or scar, generally in the face.

0 denotes a round full face; sanguine complexion; short chin; curling hair; fair, comely, sometimes swarthy or bronzed; bold, ambitious, vain, slow of speech; outwardly decent, but secretly vicious and lascivious.

? gives a fair, round face; full or large eyes; red, plump lips, the lower larger than the upper; black eyelids, smooth brown hair; person well-shaped and handsome; rather short than tall; face pleasing, with smiles and dimples.

§ middling complexion; darkish hair, or a sad brown; long face; high forehead; black or grey eyes; thin beard and whiskers, often hardly any; slender, small legs; one quick in walking, and full of talk and business.

j) a round face, more white than red; in watery signs, freckled; and if in 25, and in no aspect to or ©, very pale and white, or wan—a person generally short and full; and one who is dull and heavy, and also very vulgar and ill-mannered.

N.B. The above descriptions are partly taken from Wihon18 Astrological Dictionary ; a very useful work for the young student.

Signs of the Thief being taken.

If the lord of the 7th (or thief s significator) be in the 1st or 7th, in (J with the lord of the ascendant, or a retrograde planet. If the }) separate from the thief's significator, and apply to d of the lord of the 1st; or go from cf of the lord of the 1st to him. Or if © and ]> be in with him ; or if he be going to combustion, or be in (j with an infortune in the 7th. He is captured if )) be in the 7th, applying to □ of (J, the ©, or $ ; 5 separating from □ of f? or ? > and applying to □ of ©, or separating from cS h > ^d going to □ or in the 8th, in <f <J, or in the 7th, going to the lord of the 8th.

The Thief escapes.

If his significator be in aspect with a fortune ; if he be in aspect to % or ?, they being in the 11th, he escapes by | friends; if in the 3d, by strangers, or by law quibbles, &c.

Op Battle, Was, Duels, Pbize Fights, ob otheb Contentions.

The lord of the ascendant, planets therein, and ]>, are for the querent or challenger, or him who attacks; the 7th house, its lord and planets therein, for the adversary. Behold whose ngnificators are most angular, best dignified and aspected, and expect victory for that party. If evil planets be in the ascendant, and fortunes in the 7th, the adversary shall overcome, and vice versd: also the lord of the 7th, in the ascendant, betokens victory to the querent, and vice versd.

Whether any one shall return safe from War, or any dangerous Voyage, fyc.

The lord of the ascendant, strong, well aspected« and his dispositor a good planet; good planets in the ascendant, or aspecting its cusp, are all good testimonies; and the reverse are evil. If the lord of the 7th, and the 7th house, be fortunate, (though the first be not,) the party returns, though not without great crosses and hinderances ; et e contra. Observe how ]) is disposed; for her application to the good planets is fortunate ; and the contrary. Evil planets in the 8th are signs of fear and death ; F? shews bruises and hurts by falls, &c., and losses; J denotes wounds by weapons; 8, injuries and disgrace.

If an evil planet be with the lord of the ascendant, and & good one in the ascendant, he will suffer great loss or be sorely wounded, but not die.

F? in the 1st, or with its lord, shews loss to the querent by one whom he will meet; Tj m the lst> an evil planet with its lord, he shall be wounded by wood or stone; shews wounds by fire or iron, and if 8 be in the ascendant, and Fj afflict its lord, he shall receive a wound, and be nearly killed. It is evil if © be with the lord of the 7th, or be in the 8th.

The lord of the ascendant in the 8th, or with its lord, or the lord of the 8th in the ascendant, denotes the querent's death. And the lord of the 7th in the second, or with its lord, shews the death of the adversary.

If the lord of the 7th be strong, and have good aspects from the 10th, or its lord, the querent will gain honour. And if the cusp of the 2d and its lord, and © or its lord, be fortunate, then he gains money by the war, &c.

In the same manner as the 8th house and its lord shew death, the 12th and its lord denote imprisonment.

And if the question concern the general result of a war or expedition, it must be judged on the same principles.

Of Partnership.

If good planets be in the 1st and 7th, the partnership shall be and do well. And if the lord of the 7th be strong, and in fixed signs, it shall endure. If the two lords agree in aspects, and by mutual reception, the partners will accord well together. But if they disagree, the fault will be with that party who has ljj[, F?, <?, or 8 in their house.

The significators of substance will shew the means of each party; and as they may be about to receive good or ill aspects, will they thrive or lose by the concern. The 8th, its lord, and planets there, are for the quesited's property.

If ]) separate from one fortune, and apply to the other, they will neither of them gain much by the concern. If she leave a good planet and apply to an ill, they begin well but end ill: and if she separate from one evil planet, and apply to another, they begin with complaining, continue with jealousy, and end with lawsuits. An evil planet, or fS in the 2d, the querent gains but little, will be cheated, or get into debt: if they be in the 8th, judge this of the quesited. And if the lord of the 7th or 8th, □ or £ ©, the querent may hope but little gain from his partner, who will embezzle the common stock, &c.

Of removing from Place to Place.

The lord of the ascendant and planets therein stronger than the 7th, and planets there, it is better to remain. If there be a benefic in the 7th or Q, and especially if ]) separate from an infortune, remove ; an evil planet there, or the lord of the 1st or )) leaving a benefic, remain.

The 8th house shews the property of the querent in the place he desires to remove to: if evil planets be there, it is better to remain. {See also p. 141)

Of Lawsuits, and their Success.

The lord of the ascendant or ]) joined to the lord of the 7th, or in -X- or A, with reception mutual, the parties will easily agree together, and make up the quarrel. But if one dispose of the other, and the reception be not mutual, they will agree without a lawsuit, but not without the interceding of friends. If they be in good aspect without, or in evil aspect with, reception, they will accord, after one effort at law. That party shall be most ready to agree whose significator is disposed of by the other. If they hasten to a mutual good aspect, and the lord of the 9th or 10th interpose an evil aspect, they will be led to dispute by a lawyer or by the judge. If there be any translation of light by the J, or other planet, between the two significators, it denotes that they will be reconciled by a third person, described by that planet.

Observe whether the lord of the ascendant or 7th be strongest or most powerful, and best aspected; for that one shall gain the day. If they compound, the first motion thereto comes from the lighter planet, who is disposed of by the other. If the lord of the ascendant be in the 7th, the adversary will overcome, and vice versd. If either lord of the 1st or 7th be retrograde, he shews that the party does not believe that he has right on his side; nor will he stand to it very stoutly.

If the lord of the 10th, which denotes the judge, be direct, he will proceed fairly, and endeavour to settle the cause speedily. But if he be retrograde, the judge will not act fairly according to law, nor strive to terminate the cause. If the lord of the 10th throw an evil aspect to either significator, the judge will be against that party.

If © or ]) be in the ascendant, or aspect its lord, or be in either of his houses, it is a good testimony for the querent;

and if, on the contrary, the lord of the 7th he so situated, it is in favour of the quesited. If the lord of the 10th receive both significators, the judge will settle the matter before it comes to full trial.

If the lord of the 10th be in the 10th, in his own house, the judge will do justice, and decide the case with honour to himself, unless the lord of the 10th be f? . If the lord of the 10th be only in his own term, or triplicity, the judge will determine the cause, but he is indifferent about it. If a planet having no dignities, or not in reception with the lord of the 10th, be in the 10th, the parties will not be satisfied with that judge or court. If F? be judge, he will not decide aright; and if ?, 0, J, or J be in any aspect to him but g, there will be an ill report against him, of which he will clear himself; but if it be g9 he will have a hard report against him, which will long continue. And if (J g to f?, the judge will be sorely defamed $ and if also © □ ^, he may be disgraced.

In deciding as to the result, observe well the lord of the 4th, and how he aspects the significators, or the lords of their substance; also the application of the ]). If both significators aspect one planet, some person will intercede between them. If the ascendant and 7th be in fixed signs, both parties are resolutely bent on the suit; if common signs, they will continue it long also, and remove the cause out of one court into another; and if moveable signs, they are not very determined, and will soon bring it to an end.

That party who is weakest, and most afflicted by the in fortunes, shall receive most prejudice by the contention.

Of making Purchases or Sales.

If 3 be joined with the lord of the 7th,* the querent may make the purchase. The lighter planet of the two houses

(1st and 7th) will be the occasion of the sale. Judge the nature of the commodity by the house by which it is governed ; as the 4th for a house, the 12th for large cattle, the 9th for books, &c., the 10th for merchandize.

If infortunes be in the 7th, be cautious of the seller ; he will try to trick the purchaser. The fourth house will shew the final result : but if ]) be void of course, there may be many meetings, &c., but scarcely any bargain concluded.

Whether a City, Town, Castle, fyc. besieged, shall be taken or not.

The ascendant and its lord are for the querent and for the besiegers ; the 4th signifies the place besieged or to be besieged, and the lord of the 4th the governor ; the 5th and planets therein the ammunition, soldiers, &c. in the place.

If you find the lord of the first strong and fortunate, or joined to the lord of the 4th in the ascendant, or with the ]) or lord of the 10th, or any where but in the 6th, 8th, or 12th, and the lord of the 1st dispose of the lord of the 4th ; or if ]) dispose him, and be not disposed of by him, it is an argument that the place shall be taken. Or if the lord of the 4th be in such houses as behold not the 4th, and be with infortunes, and weak, it will be taken, and the governor may be wounded. If infortunes be in the 4th, without some strong aspect of the fortunes, it will be taken. If 8 be in the 4th, it will be taken, and some parties will try to betray it, or some principal work or fort therein : the sign will shew which part of the town, &c. In this case the governor does not expect to preserve it.

If the lord of the 4th be in the 4th, strong and not afflicted, neither retrograde nor combust, nor besieged of the infortunes, or if the lord of the 7th be there, free from all impediments, or if 1/, ?, or 8 be therein, and no reception be tween the lords of the 1st and 4th, then shall not the city, &c. be taken; and if there be both a fortune andinfortune in the 4th, it shall not be taken, if the fortune be the nearest to the cusp, or first transit that degree; and this more certainly, if the lord of the ascendant be weak or unfortunate» especially if a light planet. But if the lord of the ascendant be strong, or fortune therein, and the J behold the cusp of the 4th, it shall be surprised or surrendered. An infortune in the 2d, or its lord, &c. afflicted, the querent lacks means to pursue the siege with vigour.

Of Commanders in Armies: and whether they shall be vi<y torious or not.

If there be an infortune in the ascendant, it shews that the querent has no great justice on his part, or cause of quarrel. And if an infortune □ the ascendant, the party shewn by it (viz. that for which the querent asks) will not manage their affairs well or discreetly. If a good planet be in the ascendant, or aspect it by -Jf or A> it shews a good cause, and that it will be well managed.

An evil star in the 2d, and having no dignities therein, or aspecting its cusp by □ aspect, denotes that either there will be no war, or that the querent will gain nothing by it; a benefic testifies the reverse. If 11 (or $ well dignified) be in the 3d, the querent's party will have good warlike stores, &c., and will consist of good, brave soldiers; but if $ be there, ill dignified, they will be bad characters, and ill disciplined.

If an infortune be in the 4th, the campaign will be held in a difficult country. If the sign describe a hilly country, it will offer obstacles by woods and bad roads; and if it shew a moist country, it will be unfit for military occupations, by

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