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much as 15 miles to the eastward or westward of Greenwich, the time of birth must be corrected for the longitude of the place, to ascertain the time it was at Greenwich, before we find the planets' places. ,

Rule.—If the longitude be east of Greenwich, subtract 1 minute from the time given for every 15 miles of longitude; but if it be to the west of Greenwich, add 1 minute for every 15 miles of longitude.

Example.—If the birth be at Liverpool, the longitude of which is 3 degrees west, or 180 miles, add 12 minutes to the time given (since 180 divided by 15 gives 12), and you will have the time it was at Greenwich, for which the planets' places must be found.

to find the planets' places at bibth.

Rule.—Find the amount of longitude in the zodiac traversed by each planet between the noon preceding and that which follows the time of birth. Then say, If 24 hours give that amount, what will the time of birth from the preceding noon give ? and add the result to the planets' longitude at the preceding noon.

Example.—In the nativity of Lord Byron's daughter, ©'s longitude at noon on the 10th December was f 17° 37' (the seconds when less than 30 may be omitted; if above 30 call them one minute, and add it to the minutes ;) on the 11th it was 1 18° 38', the difference is 61 minutes; then, If 24 hours give 61 minutes, what will 1 hour 7 minutes give t* Answer, 2 minutes 50 seconds, which, added to the Q's place at the preceding noon, gives Q's place in the zodiac at birth.

* Here the " equation of time " is allowed for, because the planets' places in Whites Ephemeris were given for true or apparent noon, when the 0 was on the meridian.

Thus © at noon preceding f 17° 37' 21 Longitude gained since noon 2 50

another bribf method used by the author.

Divide the amount of longitude made in 24 hours, and also the time since noon, by 12; then multiply the quotients together, and the result is the answer in minutes of a degree, the last figure being a decimal.

Example.—Longitude made in 24 hours 61 minutes, divided by 12, gives 5; time since noon, 67 minutes, divided by 12, gives 5J; then 5£ multiplied by 5 gives 27£: the last figure being a decimal, the answer is 2.7i, or 2 minutes and 7£ tenths of a minute, which may be called 3 minutes.

In like manner find the }'s longitude at birth. Thus ]) longitude on the 10th is r 5° 5', ditto on the 11th, r 17° 20', difference in 24 hours 12° 15'; this divided by 12 gives 1° lj', which, reduced to minutes, is 61£, and multiplied by 5| produces 33.6}, or 33 minutes 6$ tenths, equal to 34 minutes: this, added to ]) longitude on the 10th at noon, T 5° 5', gives her longitude at birth r 5° 39'.

Having found the other planets' places, proceed to place them in the figure as follows:

1st. ©. On the cusp of the 9th is f 15° ; but as © is farther on in f, place him inside the house s if he had 'been in less than 15° of £, he would have gone by the cusp of the 9th, and should have been placed just outside.

2nd. }). On the ascendant is t 8° 9'; and as J is not so far on in the sign, she appears to have passed the cusp, and must be placed just above the 1st house.

3rd. 1$ is not so far on as the cusp of the 9th, and must be placed just outside the same.

4th. fj is in r» 8° 36', and falls just outside the cusp ef the 12th house, which is in sa 17°; he is, therefore, in the 11th.

5th. % in lit 2° 15', and ? in r\ 1° 32*, both fall in the 7th, because m. 22° are on the cusp of the 8th.

6th. g being farther on in r than the cusp of the 1st, is in the ascendant, in r 20° 26'.

7th. g being mf 0° 32', falls farther outside the 9th than does and is near the middle of the 8th house.

8. The ])'s north node is in f 24° 57', and falls in the 9th house, farther on than © ; the 8, the south node, is always opposite to it, and is of course in n 24° 57' in the 3d house. The figure is now complete, except as to the 0, for which see Chap. XIV.

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