Chapter Xv

the nature, place, countries, general description, and diseases signified by the twelve signs.

Aries

Is a masculine, diurnal sign, moveable, cardinal, equinoctial; in nature fiery, hot and dry, choleric, bestial, luxurious, intemperate, and violent; the diurnal house of $ ; of the fiery triplicity, and of the east.

Diseases.— All gumboils, swellings, pimples in the face, smallpox, hair lips, polypus, ringworms, falling sickness, apo* plexies, megrims, tooth-ache, head-ache, and baldness.

Places T signifies.—Where sheep and cattle do feed, sandy or hilly grounds ; a place of refuge for thieves, (as unfrequented places); in houses, the covering, ceiling, or plaster-

* Like a fish just taken out of the water.

INTEODTTCTIOlSr to asteolo Gr.

ing; a stable for small beasts ; lands newly taken in or recently ploughed, or where bricks or lime has been burnt.

Description of the Body or Shape T represents. — A dry body, not exceeding in height; lean or spare, but lusty bones, and his limbs strong ; the visage long, black eye-brows, a long scraggy neck, thick shoulders ; the complexion dusky, brown or swarthy.

Countries ruled by T. — England, Germany, Denmark, Lesser Poland, Palestine, Syria, Naples.—Towns: Florence, Verona, Padua, Marseilles, Burgundy, Saragossa, Bergamo.

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Qualities of the Sign Q.— It is an earthy, cold, dry, melancholy, feminine, nocturnal, fixed, bestial sign ; of the earthy triplicity, and south; the night house of Venus.

Diseases.—The king's evil, sore throats, wens, fluxes of rheums falling into the throat, quinzies, abscesses in those parts.

Places.—Stables where horses are, low houses, houses where the implements of cattle are laid up; pasture or feeding grounds, where no houses are near ; plain grounds, or where bushes have lately been eradicated, and wherein wheat and corn are substituted; some little trees not far off; in houses, cellars, low rooms.

Shape and Description.—It represents one of a short, but full, strong and well-set stature; a broad forehead; great eyes, large swarthy face, and broad strong shoulders; great mouth, and thick hps ; gross hands; black, rugged hair.

Countries ruled by Q.—Ireland, Persia, Great Poland, Asia Minor, the Archipelago, and the southern parts of Russia.— Towns: Dublin, Mantua, Leipsic, Parma, Franconia, Lorraine: also the islands of Cyprus and Samos, and the port and vicinity of Navarino.

Gemini.

Quality and Property of n •—It is an aerial, hot, moist, sanguine, diurnal, common or double-bodied human sign; the diurnal house of $ ; of the airy triplicity, western, masculine.

Diseases.—It signifies all diseases, accidents, or infirmities in the arms, shoulders, or hands ; corrupted blood, windiness in the veins, distempered fancies, and nervous diseases.

Places.—Wainscot of rooms, plaistering, and walls of houses; the halls, or where play is used; hills and mountains, barns, storehouses for corn, coffers, chests and high places.

Countries ruled by n. —North America, Lower Egypt, Lombardy, Sardinia, Brabant, Belgium, West of England.— Toms: London (especially n 17° 54*), Versailles, Mentz, Bruges, Louvaine, Cordova, New York, and Nuremberg.

Description.—An upright, tall, straight body, either in man or woman; the complexion sanguine, not clear, but obscure and dark; long arms, yet many times the hands and feet short, and very fleshy ; a dark hair,* almost black ; a strong, active body, a good piercing hazel eye, and wanton, and of perfect and quick sight; of excellent understanding, and judicious in worldly affairs.

Canceb.

Quality and Property of s.—It is the only house of the Moon, and is the first sign of the watery triplicity; is a ▼»toy, cold, moist, phlegmatic, feminine, nocturnal, moveable sign; mute, and slow of voice ; fruitful, northern.

* la ill cases, I think the hair will be found to be of the colour given by the planet near to or aspecting closely the degree ascending, or on the <»»p of the house which signifies the party. I find that n more fre-tpKBtij gives brown hair in questions.—Zad.

Diseases. — It signifies imperfections all oyer, or in the breast, stomach, and paps; weak digestion, cold stomach, phthisic, salt phlegms, rotten coughs, dropsical humours, im-posthumations in the stomach, cancers,* which are mostly in the breast.

Places.—The sea, great rivers, navigable rivers; but in inland countries it denotes places near rivers, brooks, springs, wells, cellars in houses, wash-houses, marsh-grounds, ditches with rushes, sedges, sea banks, trenches, cisterns.

Shape and Description.—Generally a low and small stature, the upper parts larger than the lower ; a round visage; sickly, pale, and white complexion ; the hairj^ad brown ; little eyes; prone to have many children, if a woman.

Countries ruled by s.—Holland, Scotland, Zealand, Georgia, and all Africa.—Towns: Constantinople, Tunis, Algiers, Amsterdam, Cadiz, Venice, Genoa, York, St. Andrews, Manchester, New York, Bern, Lubeck, Milan, and Yicentia.

Leo.

Quality and Property of SI •—It is the only house of the Sun; by nature, fiery, hot, dry, choleric; diurnal, commanding, bestial,f barren ; of the east, and fiery triplicity; masculine.

Diseases.—All sicknesses in the ribs and sides, as pleuri

* There is Uttle doubt that this disease took its name from the astrological fact, that the sign 25 rules the breast, in which it generally occurs. Persons born with this sign ascending have always some defect, scar, mark, or disease in the breast.—Zad.

f This term signifies, that if a person be born under or signified by this sign, or if they have ]) therein, and at aU afflicted by the malefics, they will have less of humane feelings than when under any other sign, except the last half of f. They do not sympathize with other persons' sufferings, or feel compassion.

sies, convulsions, pains in the back, trembling or passion of the heart, violent burning fevers ; all weakness or diseases in the heart, sore eyes, the plague, the pestilence, the yellow jaundice.

Places. — A place where wild beasts frequent; woods, forests, desert, steep, rocky, and inaccessible places; king's palaces, castles, forts, parks; in houses where fire is kept, near a chimney.

Shape and Form.—Great round head; large prominent eyes, as if staring out, or goggle eyes, quick sighted; a full and large body, and more than of middle stature; broad shoulders, narrow sides, yellow or dark flaxen hair, and it curling or turning up; a fierce countenance, but ruddy high sanguine complexion; strong, valiant, and active; step firm, and mind courteous.

Countries ruled by . — France, Italy, Bohemia, Sicily, Rome.— Towns: Rome, Bath, Bristol, Taunton, Cremona, Prague, Apulia, Ravenna, and Philadelphia; also the Alps and the ancient Chaldea, as far as Bussorah.

Vibgo.

Property and Quality of iflj.—It is an earthy, cold, melancholy, barren, feminine, nocturnal, southern sign; the house and exaltation of $; of the earthy triplicity.

Places.—It signifies a study, where books are kept; a closet, a dairy-house, corn-fields, granaries, malt-houses, hay, barley, wheat or peas ricks, &c.; or a place where cheese and butter is preserved and stored up.

Diseases.—The worms, wind, cholic; all obstructions and croaking of the bowels, infirmities in the testicles, any disease in the belly.

Countries ruled by 15.—Turkey in Europe and Asia, Switzerland, Mesopotamia, or Diarbed; all the country between the Tigris and the Euphrates, the land of the Turcomans, &c., and the West Indies.—Towns: Paris, Lyons, Toulouse, St. Etienne, Basil, Heidelburg, Reading; also Jerusalem, Candia, Lower Silesia, Croatia or Liburnia, Babylon or Bagdat, Thes-saly, Corinth, and the Morea. Also the trade and govern-ment of Liverpool, which are ruled especially by the 9th degree.

Shape and Form.—A slender body, rather tall, but well composed; a ruddy, brown complexion; black hair,* well favoured or lovely, but not a beautiful creature; a small, shrill voice, all members inclining to brevity a witty, discreet soul, judicious, and exceedingly well spoken ; studious, and given to history, whether man or woman. It produces a rare understanding, if $ be in this sign, and ]) in s ; but somewhat unstable.

Libra.

Nature and Property of .—This sign is hot and moist, sanguine, masculine, moveable, equinoctial, cardinal, humane, diurnal: of the airy triplicity, and western; the chief house of ?.

Diseases.—All diseases, (or the stone and gravel) in the reins of the back and kidneys; heats and diseases in the loins or haunches; imposthumes or ulcers in the reins, kidneys, or bladder; weakness in the back, corruption of blood.

Places.—In the fields it represents ground near windmills, or some straggling barn or outhouse, or sawpits, or where coopers work, or wood is cut, sides of hills, tops of mountains, trees, grounds where hawking and hunting is used; sandy and gravel fields ; pure clear air, and sharp ; the upper

* The early part of the sign gives brown hair.

f If ^ ascend therein, the limbs will be long and the body taller.

dttbodtjction to astbology.

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