therein in the terms of who is the general significator of religions matters. % is now stationary, and is leaving his exaltation, and is impedited by <? ; after leaving he enters the fixed sign and is in the terms of . We find ?, who rules the 9th, in her detriment, and in the 12th house from her own, the 9th. She has twenty-one degrees to pass through in the 8th house before she get into her own sign Q» and where she would be fixed. But before she reaches Q, she meets the □ of 3/, (shewing that the gentry of England will oppose it), and then of (?, (lord of the ascendant of England, t), hence the whole commonalty of the kingdom will disapprove of it), and all three planets at the time of the aspect in the term of F?.

There is not a single planet fixed, except J?, nor essentially dignified, except 2/ ; the ]) entering via combusta, and $ in their fall, $ in her detriment, and % impedited by . The ]) separates from ? in the 8th, and then goes to □ of <£ and %. From these configurations we shall form our judgment, that posterity may see that these is some terity in Astrology.

The position of F? in the 9th, who is naturally of a severe, surly, rigid, and harsh temper, may argue that Presbytery will be too strict, sullen, and dogged for the English constitutions ; little gentle or compliant with the nature of the community. And that there shall spring up among themselves many strange opinions and distractions even, concerning this very Presbytery; that they shall grow excessively covetous, contentious, and desirous of more than belongs to them; worldly, envious, and malicious one against the other; that among them some juniors, represented by ? ,* shall be light in

♦ The reason of this is, that $ in the house of <J shews persons given to pleasure.

judgment, wavering, and decline the strictness of their discipline ; and that the elders, represented by J?, shall not be respected on account of their excessive rigidness, nor shall their orthodox opinions be consented to.

Observe, that f? is peregrine, and supported by no favourable aspect of either fortune ; there is reception between ]> and him, but no aspect: $, lord of the 10th, signifying authority, is fast separating from >?, as if the gentry or supreme of the kingdom do already decline from the severity of the austere Presbyterian clergy, fearing thraldom rather than freedom to ensue from their power.

Three whole years from hence shall not pass, ere authority itself, or some Divine Providence, will inform our judgment with a way in discipline or government either nearer to the former purity of the primitive times, or better beloved of the whole kingdom of England; or authority shall in this space of time moderate many things now strongly desired. For some time we shall not discover what shall be established, but all shall be even as when there was no king in Israel; a confusion among us shall yet awhile remain. The soldiery then, or some men of fiery spirits, will arise, and keep back their contribution from the clergy, and will deny obedience or submission to this thing called Presbytery. It will then come to be handled by the magistracy, and the grand authority of the kingdom. Also, by the plurality of the clergy, or men of sound judgment, it will be contradicted, disputed against, disapproved ; and these shall make it manifest that this very Presbytery, now maintained, is not the same that the commonwealth of England will entertain as a standing rule to live under.

From what I find by this figure, I conclude that Presbytery shall not stand here in England.*

* We have given this judgment at great length, as its complete fulfil-

Question.—Whether the Querent should obtain the Parsonage desired?

Judgment.—In the first place, I find (J between %, lord of the 9th, and lord of the ascendant, but separating.

ment, by the re-establishment of the Episcopal church, being a matter of history, is a decisive proof of the truth of the science, and of its ability to decide the most important questions both public and private. The student will readily perceive that the prediction of the downfall of the Presbyterian church, as ¿ir as regards England, is made according to the strictest rules of the doctrines laid down by our author.

2dly. Neither the }, nor lord of the ascendant, in the 9th. 3dly. There is no planet translating the light of 1/ to J. 4thly. There is no reception between If and £. 5thly. J? is impedited in the ascendant, and by his presence afflicts the querent, and causes him to despair of success. 6thly, The )) separates from a A of (J, and applies to g of $, lord of the 3d; which intimated that some neighbour of the querent, either with a letter, words, or cross information, would wholly destroy the querent's hopes; and that mercurial men, viz. scholars or divines, would be his enemies: and as I found ? in opposing the ascendant, I judged that some female would inform against him, or prejudice him in his suit.

From all this I persuaded him against proceeding any further in the matter; but the parson being covetous, would proceed, and did: and when he thought to have success, behold a scurvy letter, revealing some unpleasant truths concerning a female, dashed the good man's hopes, et exit.

The querent was Fj and <J exactly, had wit and volubility of tongue; and as aud )) were in g, he under the earth, she in the 12th, he could never discover which of his neighbours it was that thus injured him; nor would he ask me. If he had, it must have been T?, lord of the 12th, viz. some farmer or dealer in cattle, a sickly, repining character, living north-east, about fifteen furlongs, from him.

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