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Explanation.—In the above figure the Angles and the succeedent and cadent houses appear at one view. The 1st house embraces 24° of longitude in the zodiac, viz. from ¿h 0° (y to 24° ; the 2nd house contains 30°, viz. from 24° to rrt 24° ; the 3d house contains 36°, viz. from 24* to

W 0° C, being 6° of and the whole of f; the 4th house contains 36°, viz. the whole of Vf and 6° of ss; the 5th house contains 30°, viz. from ts 6° to X 6°; and the 6th house contains 24°, viz. from X 6° to the end of that sign,or r 0° 07.—N.B. The other six houses will be found to embrace exactly the same number of degrees of the opposite signs of the zodiac ; the 7th being opposite to the 1st, the 8th to the 2d, &c. If the student look for s 0° 0' on the 10th house in the table of houses for London, he will find the longitude of the six eastern houses, as here noted; and, of course, the six opposite or western houses have the same degrees of the opposite signs on their cusps.

of erecting a figure of the heavens. This is merely a map to represent the heavens at any particular moment, such as when a child is born, or a question asked, &c. In the first place, draw three circles, as in figure 1; and then draw lines to represent the horizon, and others, at right angles with them, to represent the meridian : thus ▼ill be shewn, the natural divisions formed by the rising and setting of the Sun, and by his passing the meridian at noon and midnight. Each of these quarters or quadrants is to be again divided into three equal parts, forming

The Twelve Houses.

These are marked from No. 1 to No. 12; and it will be observed, that the double lines 1 and 7, which represent the eastern and western horizons, and those marked 4 and 10, which represent the meridians below and above the Earth, are the cusps or commencement of the angles. Those lines numbered 2, 5, 8, and 11, are tne cusps of the succeedents, so ealled because they follow or succeed to the angles. These houses are next in power to the angles. Those lines marked 3, 6, 9, and 12, are the cusps or beginnings of the cadent houses; so called because they are cadent, .that is, falling from the angles : these are the weakest of all the houses.

Thus the student will perceive, that if a planet, &c. be in one of the angles, it is powerful; if in a succeedent house, it is less powerful; and if in a cadent house, it is weak and incapable of effecting much either good or evil.

Rule to erect the Figure of the Heavens at any Time,

1. Learn in an epliemeris * for the year what was the right ascension of © at the noon previous to the required time, in hours, minutes, and seconds. To this right ascension add the number of hours and minutes which have elapsed since that noon :f the sum will be the right ascension in time of the meridian above the Earth (the mid-heaven) at the required time.

2. Find the longitude answering to this right ascension, in the column marked 1 Oth house in the Table of Houses, which longitude is to be marked over the line which denotes the mid-heaven or 10th house.

3. In a line with this will be found the longitude on the cusps of the 11th, 12th, 1st, 2d, and 3d houses ; which copy out from the table, and enter over the lines which denote those respective houses.

4. Having thus completed the six eastern houses, find the signs and degrees exactly opposite to each of them, and enter it over the cusps of the opposite or western houses, in the following order:—

10th house opposite 4th house

11th do. 5th

* Ephemeris signifies a journal or Almanac, in which the places of the planets, &c. for each day are registered. For all years before 1834, White's is the best.

f This time must first be corrected for the error of the clock, by adding what the clock is too slow, or subtracting what it is too fast.

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