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Advice to Students. T o one who is beginning the study of Astrology and is so situated that they cannot receive oral instructions, I will offer the-fd: . !ow lilg suggestions : Begin at the beginning and go slowly, have paticncc and lean1 thoroughly as you progress; do not omit any of the simple and what seems to be quite unimportant reading matter. 'i'his book has been arranged for the beginner, and you nlust not forget that you are learning to read from SIGNS only, ant1 often some slight indication may lead to a vast amount of information. I advise each one to take the lessons in the order that I give them here, commit to memory each one before yon pass 011 to the next, by missing even a small part of each lesson you lnay overlook the most important indications of the horoscope. LESSON ONE.

Commit to memory the signs of the Zodiac, their nature, what planet ruled by, notice the date on which the sun enters each sign of the Zodiac. Study page I carefully, and read carefully the first thirteen pages. You should become very familiar with the signs, and sun's influence in each sign, and should know how t o make the symbols of the signs and lanets before going to lesson P two. LESSON TWO.

Read carefully and become familiar with pages 14, 15, 16 and 17. LESSON THREE.

Learn the motion of the planets, their houses and aspects, on page 18. Refer to page I when learning aspects. LESSON FOUR.

Learn the exaltation and fall of the planets, or, page 19. LESSON FIVE.

Learn to exect a horoscope as given on page 20, and commit to memory the signification of each house of the horoscope as given on pages 21-22, and place the planets as given on pages 23-24. LESSON SIX.

Study carefully pages 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30. LESSON SEVEN.

Read the influence of each planet in each sign as given on pages 31 to 40. LESSON EIGHT.

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Before you a t t e m p t t o form a n y opinion whatever from a horoscope, you bhould commit to memory the nature of c aah sign of the Zodiac, what planet it is ruled by, what month the S u n 1s in each sign. Learn how to make the symbols of the planets and signs. T h e following chart shows all of these. Thus:Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac. I t is a cardinal, masculine, equinoctial, fiery sign and is ruled by Mars. T h e E a ~ t henters Aries on Srpternbor %2nd, each year, and passes into Taurus, tile second sign of the Zodiac, on October 22nd. T h e S u n is in t h e center of our solar system, b u t as we look at t h e Sun, it appears t o b e in exactly the same d e g r e e of the sign opposite the sign t h e E a r t h is in, therefore, we say the S u n is in such a sign simllly for convenience. Thus: W h e n t h e E a r t h enters Aries, t h e S u n appears to enter Libra, or, as t h e Earth enters Taurus. thc: S u n pnters Scorpio. T h e dates given in t h e outer circle show approximately, o r within a few hours when t h e Earth will enter each s i g n o r t h e S u n enters t h e opposite s i g n of the Zodiac.


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Aries:-The

Ram.

Aries i s a Fiery, Masculine, Movable, Equinoctial sign, is ruled b y Mars, t h e ' ( G o d of War." T h e S u n enters A r ~ e on s March 21st a n d passes into T a u r u s on April 22nd. Those born whi!e i h e S u n is in Aries a r e of a persistent, determined nature, somewhat inclined t o be fiery or quick in temper, very independent and more inclined t o lead rather than t o follov. T h e y have a natural dislike for a master, and always wish t o govern themselves; they admire scientific thought o r philosophy, and desire to excel in whatever e n g a g e s their attention; they are generally qyjte fearless a n d ambitious, and d o not become discouraged easily. Although quick in temper and quick t o resent abuse o r imposition, they are very forgiving, a n d d o not hold a g r u d g e against one f o r a n y length of time. Aries people have excellent vitality, and generally a very s t r o n g constitution; d o not give u p t o sickness easily and recover quickly from disease. T h e y have a very sharp and penetrating will-power, which, when properly used will influence others very quickly. Aries people harmonize best with those who a r e born with t h e S u n in L e o o r Sagittarius, and fairly well with Gemini or Aquarius. T h e ruling g e m s for Aries are t h e R u b y a n d Sardonyx. F o r Employment o r Profession. Those born under t h e influence of this sign succeed best in vocations requiring a quick, active temperament, with power of execution a n d skillful touch. P e n sketching, engraving. model making. all mechanical work. Much depends upon the hour of birth, often a good configuration of t h e planets will entirely change t h e generalities a s indicated b y the position of the Sun, although there is no question b u t t h a t the Sun's influence is g r e a t e r than t h e combined influence of all t h e o t h e r F o r a location. Aries people succeed best and enjoy life more when located in prominent cities, o r w l ~ e r ethere is much excitement. Capitol or RZetropolitan cities, and i n t h e cities they a r e more prosporous, if located in corner houses. T h e Aries characteristics a r e expressed very forcibly in t1:e following people. who were born while the Srin was in their sigr : H e n r y Clay, Gcorqe Francis Train, Thomas Jefferson, Rob(.rt Bruce, Mohamed, Prince Bismarck. T h e typical Aries person is tall, slender, l o n g neck and sharp chin, b u t must have this sign ascending t o have t h e description. -2-


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Gemini-The

Twins.

Gemini is a Masculine, Barren, Airy a n d H u m a n e Sign, is ruled T h e S u n enters b y Mercury, t h e "Messenger of t h e Gods." Gemini on May 22d, a n d passes into Cancer on J u n e 21st. People born while t h e S u n is i n Gemini a r e sympathetic, kindhearted, affectionate, fond of home and children, a r e very easily influenced b y kindness, even t o their detriment a t times. T h e y ' are very sensitive and intuitional and often have a very large h a g ination, are quite idealistic; they a r e also very fond of scientific knowledge, consequently are very studious; they have an activa mind, a n d are generally busy with their hands; a r e rmbiticus a n d aspiring, curious, given t o investigation and experimenting, excellent reasoners, and generally good writers; a r e often q u i t e changeabla, their main fault b e i n g a lack of continuity; a r e very liable t o g o t o t h e extremes and imagine they can d o much more than they a r e really able t o do. T h e ruling g e m s of Gemini a r e t h e Topaz a n d Carbuncle. F o r a business o r profession, they require something which i s clean and easy; they make good writers, book keepers, model makers, jewelers o r manufacturing small articles; they a r e often inventive a n d very ingenious. Ladies born in this sign make good teachers, editors of childrens' papers, governesses, etc. T h e typical Gemini person is quite tall and slender, d a r k haired, a bright sparkling eye, b u t t o havc this description, Gemini, L i b r a o r Aquarius must bo o n t h e horizon a t the time of birth. F o r a location: Gemini people enjoy high places, on the mountains o r in a hilly country; in the home they love the rooms in t h e upper p a r t of t h e building, where they m a y look over t h e city. S u c h characters a s Dante, R a l p h W. Emerson, W a l t Whitman, Pope, Brigham Young, Thomas l\Ioore, Socrates. was born while t h e S u n was in Gemini. Gemini people harmonize best with those born with t h e S u n in Libra or Aquarius, fairly well with those born i n L e o or Aries. T h e sign Gemini is said t o rule t h e United States, a n d t h e typical yankee is a fair specimen of a Gemini character; quick witted, ingenious, generous and charitable, first in war a n d first in peace, a kind word and helping hand for every one. Mercury was called t h e Messenger of t h e Gods, and i t falls t o t h e lot of the American people t o lead i n science a n d invention. T h e time may come when a gigantic statue of Mercury may adorn some prominent park of t h e United States, a s t h e Goddess of Libe r t y now holds a prominent place in New York harbor.

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Cancer is a W a t e r y , Cold, Moist, Feminine, Movable sign, is ruled b y t h e Moon. T h e S u n enters Cancer on J u n e Zlst, a n d passes into L e o on J u l y 22nd. People born while t h e S u n is i n Cancer are of a retiring, patient, sensitive disposition, k i n d a n d g e n t l e , averse t o discord o r inharmony; p u r s u i n g their course in a quiet, tenacious manner. T h e y a r e quite p r o u d a n d n e e d encouragement a n d approbation t o make them h a p p y ; arc: somewh:~tinclined t o b e jealous; a r e quite subject t o gloomy periods a n d often g e t downhearted q u i t e easily; a r e also easily frightened, a r e very conscientious a n d very easily influenced b y their surroundings; often extremely mediumistic. T h e y a r e very industrious, p r u d e n t a n d frugal, soruetimes over anxious i n acquiri n g t h e g o o d s of life. T h e y a r e g r e a t l y attached t o home a n d family. T h e sign Cancer is very changeable, a n d a s the Moon is placed, i t takes t h e nature of t h a t s i g n in which it m a y be. Thus: In Aries, t h e native is martial; i n Taurus, of Venus' nature, foncl of pleasures; in Gemini, i s a mercurialist a n d a traveler. F o r a business o r profession, they succeed best in vocations req u i r i n g persistent effort combined with patience, such a s management of hotels, restaurants, laundries. Females born under this sign make excellent nurses, cooks, etc. F o r a location, Cancer people love to b e near a l a r g e b o d y of water, in shacly places, a r e not a d a p t e d t o a noisy city; t h e y should Cancer people harmonize beet with those born while t h e S u n is in Virgo, S c o r p ~ oo r Pisces, or fairly well with Aquarius o r Taurus. T h e ruling gems of Cancer are the Emeralds a n d Moonstone. T h e typical Cancer person is of medium height, quite chubby built, round forrn and features, dark,hair a n d complexion, very soft flesh, a low, suppressed voice. T o have this description, this sign must ascencl, Other s i g n s ascending o r tlle Moon in a fiery sign, may change .the general make-up. Cancer is said t o rule all Africa, Holland, Scotland, Constantinopie, Amsterdam, Venice, N e w Yorlr a n d Milan. Such characters a s J u l i u s Cresar, H e n r y W a r d Beecher, P. T. Barnum, St. Paul, J o h n Calvin, were born while t h e S u n w a s in Cancer.

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Leo:-The

Lion.

Leo is a Fixed, Fiery, Masculine and Barren sign, is ruled by the Sun. The Sun enters Leo on J u l y 22d, and passes into Virgo on August 22tl. People born while the Sun is in Leo are active minded, fearless, good naturc~la nd generous, slow to anger but furious when their temper is aroused, which may happen but very few times in tlitair life; they are very determined and persistent, seldom become discouraged, are natural leaders among their associates, will not bo driven by any one, are quite independant and inclined to keep their affairs to thbmselves, particularly those which refer t o finance and love, they are quite industrious, honest and conscientious, they make friends easily on account of being very magnetic; Leo people will always look well to their own interests and are more fortuna t e in t h e long run than the average person. The ruling gems of Leo are the Sapphire and Diamond. F o r a business or profession, they are well adapted for vocations ruquiring sympathetic and magnetic force, with Mercury well aspected, they make good qrators, elocutionists, lecturers and inspirational speakers; if Mars is powerful in the figure, they are leaders in tho Army, and may hold a high office. The typical Leo person is of good height, well built, broad shoulders, full face and blue eyes, to have this description, one of tho fixed signs must ascend, otherwise the description may correspond to the ascending sign. Leo people harmonize best with those who are born while the Sun is in Gemini, Libra, Sagittarius or Aries, they d o not agree a t all with those born with t h e Sun in a watery or earthy sign. F o r a location; Leo people resemble the lion in their choica of location, they enjoy country life, plenty of fresh air, and lots of room, in the city they ~riusth ave a shady place during the day, and void of shade a t night. The average length of life of a Leo person is 58 years, as a rule, they have a strong constitution and good vitality, but often die suddenly from over exertion. The follon ing people are good expressions of Leo; Robert G. Ingersoll, Xnpoleon Bonaparte, Sir Walter Scott, Mary Anderson, John Dryden. Leo is said to rule France, Italy, Bohemia, Sicily, Rome, Bath, Philadelphia, Ancient Chaldea.


Virgo:-The

Virgin.

Virgois a n Earthy, Changeable, Feminine, Cold a n d barren sign. Rules t h e Bowels a n d is ruled b y Mercury. T h e S u n enters V i r g o on A u g u s t 22nd a n d passes from Virgo into Libra on September 22nd. People born with the S u n i n Virgo a r e modest, thoughtful, contemplative, industrious and refined. Often a r e very changeable in opinion and very sensitive; they have a s t r o n g love nature and very s t r o n g likes and dislikes, are often very persistent a n d inconsistent, very discriminating and choice in their eating. W h e n displeased o r angered their appetite is lost and they wish t o b e alone. T h e y have a g r e a t love for wealth b u t no ability for saving or sccumu'lating money, they very often criticise the faults of others; consequently create enemies; they are not easily discouraged, are very industrious, seldom contented, they learn easily and quickly, they have good endurance a n d d o not show their age. Their g r e a t est faults a r e lack of confidence, quick temper a n d dissatisfied feeling. V i r g o people are more liable t o bowel trouble a n d indigestion than other diseases. T h e y harmonize best with those born with t h e S u n i n Capricorn o r Taurus and quite well with Scorpio or Cancer people. T h e typical Virgo person is of average height, medium built, inclined t o b e slender, with brown or d a r k hair. T o have this description t h e s i g n Virgo must b e o n t h e eastern horizon a t the time of birth, a n y other sign ascending wocld change this description t o that of t h e s i g n ascending, but the characteristics would remain practically t h e same. T h e fortunate g e m s for a Virgo person a r e t h e Diamond o r Topaz o r both. T h e Sapphire is said t o prevent worry and anxiety when worn b y one born between A u g u s t a n d S e p t e m b e r 22nd, A s a rule, Virgo people succeed best in occupations requiring very little hard work; when p u t t o t h e test they can apply themselves t o almost anything, b u t prefer s o ~ e t h i n gwhich is neat and not requiring physical labor. T h e y succeed best i n Literary work, W r i t i n g , Painting, Decorating, etc. Many born under this sign have unusual talents a n d inventive genius, and are especially fond of scientific studies, consequently they make natural physicians a n d have t h e best of success i n this profession on account of b e i n g unusually intuitive. ' T h e y enjoy life more and have much b e t t e r health if located a w a y from t h e large cities, in fact, are naturally fond of mountaino u s countries, and t h e beauties of nature.

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Libra:-The

Scales.

L i b r a is an airy, movable, masculine, cardinal, equinoctial sign, and is ruled b y Venus. T h e S u n enters Libra on S e p t e m b e r 22nd and passes into Scorpio on October 23rd. People born while t h e S u n is i n Libra a r e generally very thoughtful and contemplative, as t1.z symbol implies, they weigh mentally all subjects which attract their attention. T h e y are very imaginative a n d much given t o b u i l J i n g a i r castles, and also q u i t e intuitional although seldom allowing their intuition t o overcome their reason. T h e y are modest, neat a n d particular, disliking dirty work of a n y kind; have a fair amount of ambition, a r e very affectionate, often marry while y o u n g a n d often marry more than once, a r e very fond of music, art, etc., a n d make very good musicians if properly educated. T h e y have a very even temper, disliking discord and inharmony, a r e generous t o excess. Libra people a r e more subject t o kidney complaint, backache, a n d often 21 weak digestion caused b y a love of confectionery. T h e y harmonize best with those born with t h e S u n in Aquarius o r Gemini and fairly well with those born while the S u n is in Leo, o r Sagittarius b u t should never marry one born with t h e S u n in Aries, Cancer, o r Capricorn. T h e typical Libra person is of average height, medium built, brown o r light hair. T o have this description, they mush have V e n u s i n a n airy o r fiery sign. Should Venus b e in Pisces, Cancer Scorpio o r Capricorn; their general description will b e much different. T h e fortunate g e m s for a Libra person a r e t h e R u b y a n d Sardonyx. A s a rule, Libra people succeed best a s Doctors, Artists, Musicians, Writers, Printers, o r a n y profession which causes considerable travelling o r takes them into contact with t h e pllblic, they make good lecturers. F o r a location, t h e y enjoy cities and places where there is excitemlent a n d activity. T h e y are not a t all contented unless their mind is occupied about something, they must be busy a t all t i a ~ e s . T h e y are not naturally l o n g lived, t h e average length of life Lbing about 48 t o 51 years. Libra people are very easily influenced b y the minds of others, if not careful, can often b e influenced t o their detriment in matters p r t a i n i ~ gt o finances, business, etc.


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Scorpio:-The

Scorpion.

Scorpio is a Cold, F e n ~ i n i n e ,Fruitful, F i x e d sign a n d is ruled by Rlars. T h e S u n enters Scorpio on October 22nd a n d passos into Sagittarius o n Nbvember 22nd. People born while the S u n is i n Scorpio a r e of a pleasant a n d agreeable nature, kind hearted a n d sympathetic, not a s i e n e r o u s as r l ~ a n y who are born while tho S u n is in some of t h e signs. T h e y have acquisitiveness well developed a n d a r e fond of luxuries, a r e quite economical and can p u t to g o o d use much which would b e thrown away by t h e average person. T h e y are very headstlong and stu1)born and will allow no one t o impose upon them, a r e slow t o anger, a l t l ~ o u g hd o not forget an injury d o n e them for 3, l o n g time, a n d when a n g e r e d a r e furious, they are somewhat emotional, some what dignified, a n d can b e very deceitful and treacherous if their ruling planet is evilly aspected. Females born i n this s i g n have a tendency t o jealousy. A s a rule, Scorpio causes one t o b e patient, very determined a n d better adapted t o accumulate wealth than t h e average person. Scorpio rules t h e secrets a n d generative organs, a n d denotes weaknesws in that part of t h e body, a s well a s in t h e liver, throat a n d ankles. A s a rule, those born d u r i n g t h e time the S u n is in Scorpio are s u b j e c t t o kidney diseases, bronchitis and torpid liver. T h e average l e n g t h of life is a b o u t 57 years. Scorpio people harmonize best with those born with t h e S u n i n Cancer o r Pisces, although they harmonize fairly well with those born in Virgo o r Capricorn. Tho typical Scorpio person is of medium height, broad shoulders. round full face, d a r k hair, generally t h e l o w e r limbs not symetrical. T o have this description, t h e s i g n must be o n t h e ascendant a t t h e time of birth. and Mars must b e in Plsces, Cancer o r Scorpio; if i n other signs this description will b e modified somev,~hat.~ T h e fortunate g e m s for a Scorpio person aro t h e R u b y o r A g ~ t e . 'Scorpio people often hold high positions, they a r e best ailai,ted to work requiring much patience and perseverence. T h e y m a k e good doctors, nurses, hotel keepers, etc. F o r a location, they enjoy the country and places near water, they are not as fond of excitement as many are, a n d a r e more satisfied to b e where i t is very quiet. Sailing o n t h e water, fishing, etc., a r e very entertaining t o them. Benjamin Butler, Martin Luther, Prince of Wales, Belva Ann Lockwood, a r e good representatives of Scorpio.

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Sagittarius:-The

Archer.

Sagittarius is a Hot, Fiery, Masculine, Barren a n d Common sign, i s r u l e d b y J u p i t e r . T h e S u n enters Sagittarius on November 23rd and passes into Capricorn o n December 21st. Those b&n while t h e S u n is in Sagittarius are of a jovial nature, generous a n d charitable, naturally inclined t o b e leaders a m o n g their associates; they disliko a master and will allow n o one t o o r d e r orclrive them around, a r e very ambitious a n d persevering, not easily discouraged, they have good calculation aud foresight, g e n erally a very s t r o n g will power as well a s considerable psycl~ologica1 influence; have more d i g n i t y a n d self esteem than those born in other signs, b u t a r e seldom conceited. Sagittarius people a r e natural mechanics and generally fond of sport a n d outdoor excercise; they a r e a b l e t o control animals a n d a r e often vary fond of horses. O n account of their good calculation they a r e natural prophets, seldom m a k i n g a mistake w h e n estimating t h e outcome of some enterprise. T h e y have various talents; w e find musicians,' artists, writers, sculptors, mechanics, inventors a n d numerous professions repressnted b y those born d u r i n g t h e above period, a n d w e g e n erally find one who is a n expert i n his profession, a s t h e y see, think a n d a c t much quicker than t h e average person of other signs. S a g ittarius rules t h e hips a n d thighs; those who come u n d e r this sign a r e more inclined t o accidents than t o other misfortunes, b u t t h e weak p a r t s of t h e bc <y a r e rnacle s o more from diseases of t h e blood than from other causes, although occasionally a r e subject t o weak digestion. Sagittarius people harmonize best with those born while t h e S u n si in Aries o r Leo, they a g r e e well with those born with the S u n in 5ibra o r Aquarius. T h e typical Sagittarius person is of good height, medium built, brown o r l i g h t hair, blue eyes. T o have this description, the sign must b e ascending, with J u p i t e r in a n airy o r fiery sign. T h e ruling g e m s of Sagittarius a r e t h e Amethist and Jasper. Sagittarius peollle often hold g o o d positions where they have charge over others, such a s foremen, superintendants, etc. F o r employr11ent:- T h e y have good success a s printers, artificers, cashiers, accountants etc. If J u p i t e r b e well placed, t h e native may hold a prominent position. F o r a location, they enjoy a rough, mountainous country, they cannot bear t o crowded into small quarters.


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Capricorn:-The

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Capricorn is an Earthy, Xlovable, Feminine, Equinoctial, cold a n d t h o u g l ~ t f u sign, l a n d is ruled b y Saturn. T h e S u n enters Capricorn on December 21st a n d passes i n t o Aquarius on J a n . 20th. Those born while t h e S o n is in Capricorn a r e of a q u i e t and thougl-~tfulnature, very d e e p minded and very goocl reasoners, generally very practical, they a r e dignified and have more self e h t e c ~ nt h a n t h e average person, a r e q u i t e n e a t a n d particular, often artistic, q u i t e ambitious a n d persevering, can work a l o n g time without becoming discouraged. W i t h t h e d e e p mind is much activity, often one born u n d e r this condition will have sevsral things which they are interested i n o n hand a t once; they have good calculation, a n d often plan schemes of considerable magnitude. T h e y a r e quite sympathetic b u t d o not show their s y m p a t l ~ y , oftcn appearing very cold a n d indifferent. T h e y a r e very curious, a n d when once they s t a r t t o investigate a subject they go very clecply into i t ; they are q u i t e independent and dislike very much t o have other people p r y into their affairs. Ladies b o r n i n Capricorn always t r y h a r d t o appear very n e a t when in company, and always p u t t h e side out," t h e y a r e very fond of f i n e dress. A l l Capricorn people a r e very religiously inclined and are often more interested i n t l ~ e o l o g y than other Capricorn people harmonize best with those born with t h e S u n in Taurus o r Virgo, fairly well with those who have t h e S u n i n Scorpio o r Pisces. T h e typical Capricorn person is of medium height, slender, d a r k hair a n d small eyes, b u t t o habe this deecription t h e s i g n n ~ u s bt e ascending; t h e description will b e modified when other signs ascend. T h e ruling g e m s of Capricorn are the Sardonyx and Beryl. Those ruled b y Capricorn have goocl success in t h e e l n p l o y ~ n e n t of large corporationr-, a n d often rise t o high positions. T h e y make p o d lawyers, ministers, stoclr raiiers, etc. F o r a l o c a t ~ o n they , enjoy a quiet place, away from 1:n-g-e cities, or if i n the city, they m u s t b e whcrc there is little noise and no excitement. T h e fol!on i n g proniinent people were born n ith tlie S u n in Capridorn, and a r e good examples of this sign: fien.jan~ia Franklin, I)aniel Webster, Thonlas Paine, Isaac Newton, William Gladstone, fiobei.t Lee, ]Edgar A. r o e .


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Aquarius is a n Airy, Fixed, Masculine, W a r m a n d H u m a n e sign, a n d is ruled b y Uranus, t h e Occult planet. T h e S u n enters Aquari u s on J a n u a r y 21st a n d passes into Pisces F e b r u a r y 18th. Those born with t h e S u n i n Aquarius a r e of a pleasant a n d sympathetic natcre, good hearted a n d generous, have dignity b u t a r e seldom conceited. T h e y a r e clear reasoners a n d not disposed t o deal in theories; a r e very practical a n d usually have a brilliant intellect. T h e y have s t r o n g likes and dislikes, a n d occasionally a r e very radical in their ideas a n d beliefs, a r e seldom hypocritical, generally very sincere and honest. T h e y are easily influencecl b y liindness b u t dislike t o b e ordered about a n d will not b e driven, a r e generally very cheerful, a r d slow t o anger, b u t very independent. T h e y generally have a very s t r o n g will power and a r e . very , magnetic, therefore a r e often found in charge over others. T h e y have a n active, nervous temperament a n d enjoy theatrical o r public demonstrations.

Aquarius people harmonize b e s t with those born in t h e fiery

eigns{or Libra a n d Gemini.

Th'e typical Aquarius person is tall, s t r o n g built b u t not fleshy.

A l o n g face, h i g h forehead, blue eyes and l i g h t hair. T o have this

description, t h e ascending sign a t t h e hour of birth must b e Aquarius

o r one of t h e Airy signs. T h e r u l i n g g e m s of Aquarius a r e t h e O n y x a n d Beryl. T h e vocation which a n Aquarius person is beet adapted for is such a s require strength a n d firmness combined with love for t h e sublime. Explorers, travellers, engineers, surveying, mining, merchants a n d other similar employments. F o r a l o c a t i o n , they should live outside a city a n d on high ground, b u t should b e where they can mingle with many people d u r i n g t h e day. T h e U r a n u s a n d Aquarius elements a n d principles will b e more marked i n t h e coming generations than i t has been previously. T h e entire Solar System, which moves tbrough t h e s i g n s in t h e opposite direction from t h a t of t h e planets i n their daily motion, recently passed from Pisces into t h e s i g n Aquarius, where i t will remain for 2,200 years. A s Uranus i s occult, socialistic, causing revolutions, radical changes, and is t h e poor man's friend. We may expect some o n e born d u r i n g t h e time t h e S u n is i n Aquarius who will b e like Moses of Old;-and lead his people o u t of slavery.


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Pisces:-The

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Pices i s a Feminine, Fruitful, W a t e r y sign, is ruled b y Neptune,

the planet of and IrlPnl.ism. The Sun enters Pisces on

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Those born while the Sun is in Pisces are generally kind and

loving and inclined to be easy going, will often smile at misfortune,

they are very imaginative, are quite idealistic, will often say

things unthinkingly which they are soon sorry for. They are

quite studious, methodical, logical and niathematical in deducting

their conclusions and are very scientific when once they set out to

b e , They desire to penetrate the searet depth of knowledge and

often pursue their research with untiring energy. They often lack

pride and self esteem and will hesitate about putting themselves

forward for fear they cannot d o justice to their position. They are,

as a whole, quite timid and very modest, easily influenced to tears,

and can be fascinated with music: and beautiful scenery.

Their mind is very s t r o n g p n d when once set upon accomplishing

some object they d o not easily give up, although lack of confidence

often prevents their entering pursuits which they are adapted for.

people harmonize best with those born with the Sun in or Scorpio, and well with Taurus And Capricorn peo4 ple. T h e r u l i w vems of Pisces are the_iimethvstand Jasper. For Employment or Profession. They succeed best in some employment which requires intuitive judgment or the power t o make the best of circumstances. Councellors a t law, office holding and trades where considerable discretion is required. For a location. They enjoy places near the ocean, or large bodies of water, or in rough mountainous country where the scenery is grand or inspiring. The following persons were born while the S u n was in Pisces: George Washington, Henry W. Longfellow, Phil. Sheridan, James a ,Hugo,&Iichael An elo, Andrew Madison, ~ ~ s~ ~~f f g~ r ahVictor Jackson, Grover Clevelandp a n b William McKinley) The whole solar system'is moving, but i n the opposite direction in which the planets are moving, thus;- ?'he whole solar system has qnita recently passed from the sign Pisces into the sign Aquarius, i t rcquires about 2,230 years to move through each sign, and while in eaoh sign the people as a whole are influenced a great deal more by this sign than by any other. While passing through Aquarius the house of Uranus, the world will be more reasonable, charatable and much more progressive, about, 1912 Uranus enters Aquarius, !: we may expect mighty changes. rr

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mind, and a s t h e mind is. s o will b e the ability, desires, ambition and, to a g r e a t extent, t h e success of t h e native. T h e horcscope a t first sight, may look t o b e inferior o r of n o particular signilication, br?t if yon analyse it, and you find t h e ascendant in a goo6 sign, well aspected, a n d good planets in t h e ascendant, you generally find a n excellent mind, irnd n o intellectual person can b e k e p t down b y adveree conditions o r circumstances. I n j u d g i n g t h e ascending sign, go five degrees back a n d forward of the d e g r e e ascending, a s t h e five degrees back of the ascendant still have their effect. Planets within five degrees, but back of t h e ascendant. ( I n 1 2 t h house) should be considered on tlle ascendant, b u t not q u i t e a s powerful as if in t h e ascendant. T h e ascending sign a n d t h e sign in which t h e ruler of the ascenda n t a r e placed wiil show t h e disposition of the native, and his general mentality. Thus: Aries ascending, with Mars in A%ies, denotes one of medium height, inclined t o b e slender and muscular, l o n g ncck, sharp features, red o r sandy hair. I n disposition courageous, ambitious, intrepid, passionate, quick in temper, cannot bear t o b e ordered around, naturally inclines t o lead rather than follow. Should Mars b e i n Taurus, t h e build is modified a n d the native will look more like T a u r u s than Aries; t h e Aries disposition will'

T h e following aescriptions correspond t o the different signs: Taurus gives a middle stature, with a strong, well-set body, a short, thick neck, broad forehead, d a r k hair, a dull complexion, rather large mouth; i n disposition sullen a n d reserved b u t affectiona t e ; they a r e slow t o form opinions, a r e steadfast a n d self-reliant. Gemini usually gives a tall, straight body, a sanguine complexion, dark hair and g r e y syes, sharp sight and quick, active movements; in disposition scientific, with a passion for all kinds of knowledge

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a n d books; they are fickle in opinion, very intellectual, b u t incons t a n t in their habits and attachments. Cancer produces a medium stature, somewhat fleshy, and t h e upper p a r t larger than t h e lower, a rather small, round face and pale complexion, brown hair and pensive g r e y eyes; in disposition timid, thoughtful a n d agreeable; t h e temper is mild a n d under good control. Their chief qualities a r e sensitiveness and reflection. hence they make fine mediums. L e o gives a large, prepossessing stature, broad shoulders, large, eyes, oval face, ruddy complexion and l i g h t o r golden hair; i n disposition high-spirited, resolute. haughty a n d ambitious; they a r e very impulsive a n d have s t r o n g feelings a n d large ideas. V i r g o generally gives a n ~ e d i n mstature, o r somewhat below t h e medium height, very neat a n d compact i n form, with dark, sanguine complexion and d a r k hair; in disposition ingenious, studious and inclined to be w i t t y ; a rather even temper, b u t more exciteable than taurine persons; they possess well-blanced brains and superior mental and intellectual qualities. Libra produces a tall, slender form of perfect symmetry, brown hair, sparkling blue eyes a n d a fine, clear complexion; in disposition noble, amiable, high-minded a n d affectionate, b u t h a s t y tempered; they possess fine-grained, well-balanced mental a n d physical constitutions; ancl i t is u ~ e l l to note thut very frepuenzly this s i g n gives dark huir instead of light, and also, d a r k eyes, but alwccys ayline, cle~crskin. Scorpio gives a s t r o n g and rather corpulent body, medium stature dark, r u d d y complexion, dark hair, a n d frequently a prominent Roman nose; in disposition active, proud, reserved, thoughtful, scientific and somewhat selfish and resentful; they make very skillful surgeons and magnificent chemists and physicians. Sagittarius usually producecl a well-formed body, above medium height, sanguine complexion, oval face, high forehead, bright brown hair, fine, clear g r e y or hazel eyes and genial, prepossessing appearance; in disposition quick, energetic a n d hasty tempered; fond of all kinds of sports and recreations, jovial, free a n d benevol e n t ; they possess s t r o n g conservative qualities, a r e very prompt a n d decisive in their actions, a n d have usually good self-control a n d t h e ability t o command others. Capricorn generally produces a mean stature, usually below t h e lnedium height, spare of form and plain looking; t h e complexion is d a r k a n d sallow, with d a r k brown o r black hair a n d eyes; frequently -15-


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they have a sharp chin a n d elender nose, with small, d e e p - s e t piercing eyes, a n d are almost always narrow-chested; in disposition they are crafty, subtle reserved a n d selfish, and often given to

height; they are plump, well-set, robust and well proportioned persons, with good clear complexions and sandy or dark flaxen hair, very preposbessing appearance; in dispositiorl elegant. amiable goodnatured, bright, and witty, very artistic, fond of cultured society. 1i~ecveouf'telafbu)zd this sign to give $ ) L C tkirk. eyes uszd durk. I~uir, clectr cornplexion. combinecl with cc beuut~lfL~l Pisces produces a somewhat inferior stature, below t h e medium height, brown hair, pale complexion and limped g r e y eyes, a n d rather fleshy body; i l l disposition negative, inclined t o b e listless and good-natcred; they are genial and peaceable if uninfluenced b y others, b u t being strongly rnediurnistic, they a r e greatly influenced b y their surroundings. I I~ccvenoticecl that u i ~ e nx is rising with r intercepted i n the jfrst i~ozcseand asLy plunet therein, thut

N o T E - T ~ ~disposition of t h e native is modified according to t h e s i g n t h e ruling Planet is in, a n d b y Planets in the ascendant. Thus: Aries ascending with Mars in Virgo, gives much of t h e Virgo disposition mingled with the Aries disposition; and with this will b e added t h e nature of such Planets as are in t h e ascendant.


Description Produced by Each Planet. Cancer ascending with Moon in Aries describes one as slender fair complexion, light hair; stature varies. Moon in Taurus-Middle height, stout, dark complexion. I n Gemini-Tall, slender, dark complexion and hair. I n Cancer-Middle height, full form, stout, dark hair. In Leo-Average height, well built, round lorm, light hair. In Virgo-Tall, slender, dark hair and complexion. In Libra-Average height, good proportion, fair complexion. In Scorpio-Middle height, chubby or plump, dark complexion. In Sagittarius-Average height, medium built, brown hair. In Capricorn-Short, slender, dark hair and complexion. In Aquarius--Tall, medium built, strong, brown hair. In Pisces-Short, medium built, dark hair. Gemini or Virgo ascending with Mercury in Aries-Average height, slender, brown or dark hair. In Taurus-Short, chubby built, dark hair. In Gemini-Ta41, good proportions, slender, dark hair. In Cancer-Short, plump built. dark hair. I n Leo-Tall, good proportions, well built, light hair. I n Virgo-Average height, medium built, dark hair. In Libra-Middle height, evenly built, dark or brown hair. I n Scorpio-Short, thick set, dark hair. In Sagittarius-Tall, good proportions, slender, brown hair. In Capricorn-hfiddle height, slender, dark hair. I n Aquarius-Average height, middle weight, brown hair. In Pisces-Medium height, chubby built, dark hair. (Plroets in Pisces are variable, often giving good height, slender

-' dark hair. As can be seen from the descriptions of the Moon and Mercury, in the twelve signs, each description is nearly the same as the sign itself gives. Therefore, in giving the description of the ascending sign, make a judicious mixture of that sign in which the ruling planet is. The description is modified again by any planet which may be within eight degrees of the cusp of the ascendant; and the modification will be according to the description of the sign which the planet rules.

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Exaltation and Fall of the Planets. Mercury rules Gemini and Virgo; it is exalted in Virgo, has its fall in Pisces and in detriment in Sagittarius. Venus rules Taurus and Libra; is exalted in Pisces, in her fa11 in Virgo and in detriment in Aries and Scorpio. aurus and Libra.

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A pIanet issaid to be strong or to have essential dignity when in its own triplicity. Thus: Mars and Jupiter are fiery planets; Aries, Leo and Sagittarius are fiery signs; therefore Mars, Jupiter and the Sun have more power in these signs than in others. Saturn is Earthy and is strong in Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. A planet has strong s i g w t i o n and exerts a more marked influence when located in the cardinal signs of the figure, as these signs form the principal angles of the horoscope. The strength is considerably mitigated when located in common signs-Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces-as when placed in such signs their action in bringing about events i s sluggish and at times fails entirely, while if located in Cardinal signs-Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn they bring about a more prompt and decided result, while if located in Fixed signs--Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius-their influence is much more slow in culminating but more lasting when completed. Planets located in the northern signs-from Aries to Libra-exert a stronger influence in bringing about events then when located i n the other portion of the Zodiac, for the reason that when in nortilern signs they aro in north declination, therefore exert a more direct influence upon the northern hemisphere; while in southern signs their declination is south and their influence exerted more directly upon the southern hemisphere.

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The Houses of the Horoscope. T h e first house of t h e horoscope is that sign of t h e Zodiac which y o u would see on the eastern horizon a t t h e time for which t h e figure is made. I t is called t h e ascendant. I t rules t h e personal appearance'of t h e native, a n d influences t h e mind t o a certain extent, especially if any planet b e i n t h e ascendant. ~ u l e st h e ascend& is called t h e r n l u + p l m & a n d a n y planet in t h e ascendant is called co-ruler. If a n evil planet-Saturir, Mars o r Uranus-be in t h e ascendant, t h e native will have a mole, mark or scar on tb0 head. M e r c u r y in t h e ascendant gives a quick, active mind, excellent intellect. Venus gives a pleasant, affectionate nature, love and talent for music, art, etc., and causes early m a y riage. T h e S u n gives ambition, pride, enterprise and ability. T h e Moon gives ambition, intellect, etc., b u t much depends on her aspects. Mars gives quick temper, determination, mechanical ability. Jupiter gives power t o command a e d govern, executive ability, good business qualities. Saturn gives a d e e p mind, often scientific, b u t often causes ill-succees in marriage. Uranus gives persistency, eccentricities, love of travel. N e p t u n e gives a love for t h e grand, sublime, poetical a n d ideal. Much d e p e n d s o n t h e aspects which may b e formed between planets in t h e ascendant a n d o t h e r planets. If t h e aspects a r e good, t h e native will have a n excellent mind and may rise high i n t h e world. T h e disposition will b e good a n d h e o r she will have many friends, even though evil planets b e in t h e ascendant b u t well aspected. I f evil espects are formed, t h e native is fickle, changeable, unsteady, often quick tempered a n d deceitful. Therefore, t h e s t u d e n t should consider well what ,-spects a r e formed before g-i v i n-g a hasty judgmentT h e second house rules t h e n a t ~ v e ' swealth a n d worldly goods, ancl t h e planet which rules t h e second house must also b e considered. If Mercury. l t o o n o r S u n are in t h e second house and well aspected to other planets, i t is a very goocl testimony that the native will have a fortunate life, b u t if afflicted, no ability or success i n accumulating money. V e n u s is very fortunate b i t causes excessive generosity. Mars causes sudden losses. J u p i t e r gives excellent success. Saturn prevents t h e accumulation of wealth. Uranus acts as Mars anless well aspected, also Neptune. T h e third house and ruling planet governs brothers a n d sisters, short journeys, neighbors. letters, writings, etc. Mercury o r Moon in t h e third shows a good penman, love of the mystc?rious. V e n u s causes short journeys. Mars shows inh:trmony between brothers a n d sisters. J u p i t e r shows travel a n d profit thereby. Saturn o r U r a n u s cause longer journeys, a love o r adaptability for occult studies. Neptune causes water iourners, F o r good or evil indi cations, jud@ somewhat from thewaspectsfor~necl. T h e fourth house a n d ruling planet rule t h e father, i n h e r i t a n c ~ . ~ shows t h e condition a t t h e end of his or her life. l:he aspecty which may b e formed with planets in the 4th house will modify or


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increase good o r evil indications. Mercury, Moon a n d S u n d e pend on whether t h e aspects a r e good o r evil. V e n u s in t h e 4 t h shows a n easy life, many friends. Mars shows much discord, many disappointments. J u p i t e r shows a f o r t u ~ a t ea n d easy life, unless afflicted. Saturn a n d Uranus show that t h e native will work a s l o n g a s he lives. T h e fifth house a n d ruling planet rules children, speculation, games of chance. The S u n or Moon therein, wcll aspected, is a favorable testimony. Mars, Saturn, Uranus o r Neptune, i n t h e 5th a r e unfavorable, particularly s o if i n evil aspect t o other?. T h e sixth horrse and ruler refers t o servants, inferiors a n d t l ~ e sicknrss t h e native is liable to. T h e S u n o r &loon in t h e bth, and afflicted, shows treacherous servants who will r o b t h e native. Also shows weakness i n t h e p a r t of t h e body which t h e 6 t h house rules. Mars o r Saturn i n t h e Gth, and afflicted, shows many periods of illhealth. If well aspected, t h e health will not b e bad. T h e seventh house and t h e ruling planet, rules marriage, adversaries, partners in business, enemies, etc. Good planets in t h e 'ith, and well aspected, a r e good testimonies for all these; evil planets a r e unfortunate. Tlle eighth house refers, with its ruler, t o inheritance, death, a n d i s the house of money of t h e husband o r wife. Jupiter, Venus, S u n o r JCoon in t h e 8th, a n d well aspected, favors t h e inheritance of rnoney o r property. Mars, Saturn o r Uranus, in t h e 8th, shows disputes over inheritances, t h e husband o r wife will b e poor. The ninth hguscm~n-dLraling planet, qoverns l o n g journeys, t h e religion of t h e native, h i s studies, etc. c ~ a n py lanets i n t h e 9th, in :x a rnovable sign, shows much travel. Saturn, Uranus o r Moon in t h e Hth, shows a stubborn nature, love and adaptability for t h e occult. J u p i t e r in t h e 9th, shows sincerity, honesty. Tlle t e n t h house is called t h e mid heaven. I t is t h e place in t h e heavens directly overhead a t t h e time t h e horoscope is made. T h e Sun, Moon o r ruler of t h e aecendant, is a fortunate testimony, if unaffected. Saturn, Mars o r Uranus in t h e mid-heaven, is very unfortunate, unless very well aspected; if afflicted, t h e native i s liable t o discledit o r disgrace. J u p i t e r o r Venus in t h e 1 0 t h house, is a most fortunate indication unless seriously afllicted. T h e eleventh house and ruling planet, refers t o friends; .good \\ planets therein shows many good friends; evil planets show frlencls

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T h e position of the Planets is given far each day of t h e year, i n the Geocentric Eyllemeris. F o r t h e firkt d a y of each month and a chart t o calculate their places for each day, in t l ~ eEIeli~oentric Ephemeris. If you a r e using the C+eocentric Ephemeris yGa shoulcl remember that the position of the P l i ~ n e t sis given for Greenwich noon; which would correepontl to 7 A. M., for N e w York, or 6 A. M. for Chicago time. W i t h a!l t h e Planets except the Sun, Moon a n d Mercury, you can copy them from the Ephemeris directly into t h e printed chart which you have for t h e purpose. W i t h t h e Mnon you will have to calculate its place as follows : A s the Moon moves about one d e g r e e every two hours. a n d its place is given for Greenwich noon, or Chicago f o i 6 A. M., simply subtract one d e g r e e from t h e place of the Moon for each t w o hours before 6 A . M. if Chicago time, o r add one d e g r e e for every t w o hours after, Chicago time, o r t h e same for Greenwich time. F o r example: O n Octobex 4th, 1900, t h e hfoon is fourteen degrees in Aquarius a t 6 A. M. Chicago time o r noon Greenwich time. X o w suppose you wish to place t h e Moon for 4 P. M. Chicago time; a s this i s t e n hours later you simply add five degrees t o t h e Moon. o r if you wieh t o be exact, you would subtract the position of t h e Moon on the 4 t h of October from t h e 5th of October, and g e t its exact motion for that clay, and then divide its motion into hours, and place i t accordingly. T h e S u n ancl Mercury should ire calculated in t h e same way. H a v i n g placed all the Planets you should notice t h e aspects, which are a s follows: T h e conjunction is when two Planets are within seven degrees

t h e Square, or ninety degrees ay: .-f-., within sel7e1l d e t ~ r c e sof ~ t . T h e S q u a r e is always evil with 'LII l'lanett-, a l t l ~ o u g h you should remember that an evil aspect of Venus and J u p i t e r to the Sun clr Moon is better than a good aspect of the evil Planets. T h e next strong aspect is when two Planets a r e opposite each other o r within seven degrees, and is like the Square in effect. T h e next asprut is -33-

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begin t o stucly t h e effect of each P l a n e t in each house of t h e horo-

scope. Planets between t h e 7 t h house a n d ascendant, o r in the 'ith,

8th, Oth, l o t h , 11th or 12th houses of t h e horoscope a r e more power-

ful than if between the 1 s t a n d 7th, o r under t h e ascendant, a s i t is

called; althongh this is modified by t h e 4 t h house, a s t h e 4th and

10th houses are more prominent than a n y other of t h e houses, except

t h e 1st. T h e P l a n e t which is nearest t h e mid-heaven or cusp of the

1 0 t h house ie t h e most powerful in the figure unless a Planet be

near t h e cusp of t h e 4th house. A little judgment must b e used in

regard t o this. Thus: If J u p i t e r were in the 8th house and Saturn

in the 4th Saturn would b e t h e most powerful.

l'he influence of each Planet in t h e different houses of the horo-

scope are given under p a g e 9, of t h e " G u i d e to Astrology," b u t you

should remember that a good aspect between t w o Planets has a

s t r o n g signification when t h e P l a n e t s are not in a prominent house.

You should remember that t h e chart made from the time of birth

will show a t onse what t h e person's lift? will be, supposing hini to

live t o t h e a g e of 50 or GO pears. Of course if t h e native is t o die

y o u n g the chart will show that. All questions which may come u p

can b e cletr-t.~.l~ined a t once b y looking a t the figure a t birth without

other calculations. There may appear t o b e conflicting testimonies

in t h e horoscope, b u t you can always depend that each individual

indication will operate some time.

F o r example: I have seen 2 nt>',Aber of horoscopes with J u p i t e r

ancl Uranus in conjunction in t h e 1 0 t h house. J u p i t e r is very for-

tunate in this place a n d U r a n u s very unfortunate a s regards finances.

I n every one of these horoscopes t h e native had been considered

t ~ e a l t l l ya t one time, b u t every one has lost their wealth.

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A Fiery s i g n ascending, o r t h e r u l e r of t h e ascendant in a fiery sign, inclines one t o b e hasty, impulsive, quick tempered, revengeful, proud, ambitious, hardy, rash and very persevering for a time, b u t lacking continuity; often m a k i n g remarks t h e y are soon sorry for, thereby involving themselves in a r g u m e n t s o r disputes; y e t they a r e mostly ingenious; often change their opinions o r pursuits. T h e ruling planet in a fiery sign, a n d in s t r o n g aspect t o a n evil planet, gives a violent, rash temper, b u t if well aspected, a very pleasant a n d sympathetic nature. A n E a r t h y sign ascending, o r t h e ruler of t h e ascendant i n a n earthy sign, inclines one t o b e slow a n d deliberate in all their undertakings, secretive, cautious, economical, headstrong a n d even stubborn, often covetious o r suspicious, seldom f o r g e t t i n g an injury, quite independent, caring more for their own opinions t h a n t h e opinions of others; generally p r u d e n t a n d careful. T h e ruling planet i n s t r o n g a s p e c t t o a n evil planet will make one hard-hearted, often slovenly a n d neglectful, s t a n d i n g in their o w n light. The o good aspects give neatness a n d sympathy. . A n Airy sign ascending, o r t h e ruling planet in a n airy sign, inclines one to b e cheerful, affable, courteous, liberal, free-hearted, faithful, sympathetic and loving music, art, etc.; very imaginative a n d often visionary, y e t studious a n d very g o o d reasoners; often ingenious a n d given t o invention, modest in manner a n d neat in all their affairs. If the ruling planet b e afflicted, t h e native is fearful, unstable, lacks self-confidence a n d pride, b u t if well aspected, has many nxcellent qualities. A W a t e r y sign ascending, or t h e r u l i n g planet in a watery sign, inclines one t o b e dull, slow, gloomy, quite effeminate; low s u p pressed voice, timid, fearful, y e t often conceited and very f o n d of flattery. T h e y a r e fond of pleasures, b u t dislike work in all forms. I f t h e ruling planet b e in s t r o n g aspect t o evil-planets, t h e native is slovenly, lazy, gluttenous and revengeful, but'if well aspected, is pleasant, good-hearted and fairly ambitious. One should not place too much stress on t h e ascending sign and sign t h e ruling planet is in, a s t h e dispositiou must necessarily b e influenced a g r e a t deal b y t h e mentality, and if Mercury a n d t h e Moon are well aspected, or we]! lapected t o other planets, t h e native may have a brilliant intellect, which would overcome to quite a n extent some of t h e indications a s given, b u t unless many testimonies contradict, w e can depend upon these testimonies. B u t for a brilliant and independent mind, the fiery and airy signs a r t f or intuition, t h e earthy o r watery-signs a r e most favorable.

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Life Ruler, a s i t is called. is t h a t planet which forms t h e nearest 2 n d strongest aspect t o t)e#Ssncat t h e time of birth We may s a y S u n o r Earth, a s t h e E a r t h is aldslys i n - t h T G o s i t e s i g n i n which t h e S u n is, therefore, when a n aspect is formed to one, there will b e an aspect t o t h e other of equal power. I n considering aspects, consider t h e conjunction first, square second, opposition third, trine o r sextile fourth and semi-square o r 45 degrees fifth; if neither of these aspects a r e formed first, choose t h e one which will h e formed first; b u t never consider t h e Moon a s a life ruler. T h e best indications fro? a life rulinp. planet i s w h a ~ d u p i t e or r V e n u s a r e In their own houses a n 1 sextile, trine o r _conjunction the ".. n is not evil. b u t -does not with give t h e Sun. ' T h e square o r steady Zoing, patient a e d nature which t h e conjunctiob, sextile o r trine aspect of either of these t w o planets will give. Should either of these t w o b e the d a y rulers, then t h e indications a r e more favorable, and again, much better if other planets are in trine s r sextile t o t h e Sun. U r a n u s comes n e x t in o r d e r for g o o d results if well aspected, b u t only t b e trine o r s e r t i l e must b e considered good; t h e conjunction, square o r o p p o s ~ t ~ oofn Uranus a n d S u n makes one eccentric, headstrong a n d impatient o r nervous, although it makes one very sensitive and generally very fond of occult subjects a n d well adapted t o them. U r a n u s in either of t h e three strong aspects gives a very s t r o n g 1_,-~--8'

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quite a contented a n d philosophical nature. T h e square, opposite o r conjunction makes one restless, dissatisfied a n d hard t o please; inclined t o selfishness a n d often subject t o chronic diseases. A s t r o n g aspect from S a t u r n and S u n from fixed ? i p s is a s t r o n g teetirnony of consumption in a fotnale nativity, stornacl~weakness, o r kidney complaint, if from movable signs, and defects in eyes and hearing, if from common signs. T h e s t r o n g aspects of Mars give a fiery temper, ambition of short duration, a s t r o n g constitution, good - 2 6


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v i t a u y , b u t liable to accidents. Venus makes one geperous excess when in one of the s t r o n < ~ ~ s p e c t s .The conjunction of ~ e n u s ' a r i dS u h often causes one to be passionate to such an that often chey outlive two or three marriage partners. The strong aspects of PTeptune are not very noticeable; the trine and sextile, however, are beneficial. Mercury is a t his best when in trine or sextile aspect; when in strong aspect it causes lack of motive, changeable, etc., but as Mercury is considered neutral, consider his influence as i t aspects other planets. The semi-square aspect is about half the strength of a square is not real evil, but annoys, worries, causes impatient and restless actions when not really feeling that way. Whenever a conjunction of Sun or any planet takes place in the house of the planet, although is as given, yet the native will have many of the excellent qualities indi'cated by the good aspects of the planet. Thus, Mars in Aries with Sun, determined, firm, ambitious, aspiring, love of justice. Saturn with Sun in Capricorn, proud, lofty, dignified. will not quarrel, is sympathetic yet cold. anet or significator (ruler -fo an ,shows 1 % t cter, aspirations,Ttc. from day to day, accorda y ruler may be aspected from day to day by direction, uler shows what the tendencies of &whole life, the esires, aspirations, motives etc., are.


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Individual Influence of Each Planet. Mercury governs t h e mind a n d quickens o r intensifies t h e action of other planets which it forms a n y aspect with in t h e horoscope. I t furnishes, t o a g r e a t extent, t h e vital force necessary f o r business life; when favorably aspected t o Venus a n d M a r s i t gives talent for music, a r t o r literary work. O n e must have M e r c u r y well placed t o b e a popular a n d successful orator. Mercury rules t h e hands, arms, brain a n d nervous system, t h e mouth, t o u n g u e a n d eyes. hlecury is neutral o r sexless, b u t may b e calletl convertible. If in aspect t o V e n u s o r I l o o n , i s feminine; i n aspect t o Mars o r J u p i t e r would b e masculine. Mercury rule., in ones life from t h e a g e of four t o fourteen years. V e n u s governs t h e affections, and inclines one t o art, music a n d .the beautiful in nature. T h e influence of V e n u s is said t o be g o o d b y all authors o n astrology; y e t this cannot b e absolutely t r u e from its general understanding, a s often she gives a very trusting a n d sympathetic nature, s o easily imposed upon t h a t often her subject gives away what h e o r she really need themselves, o r if p1:rced in a watery s i g n and afflicted b y an evil planet, t h e native is neglectful o r given t o drink. V e n u s governs marriage, children a n d t h e mother, a n d if i n a fruitful s i g n indicates t h e birth of several childrene; if in aspect t o Mars, she causes a n early marriage; afflicted b y a n evil aspect of Mars, S a t u r n o r U r a n u s causes much discord i n married life, I n s t r o n g aspect t o Jupiter, causes excessive generosity, f r e e and careless with money, y e t fortunate in g e t t i n g it, V e n u s rules t h e blood, throat a n d sexual organs. By nature i s feminine. V e n u s rules ones life from fourteen t o twenty years. Mars governs t h e defensive, destructive and constructive faculties Much d e p e n d s o n how placed a n d aspected. W h e n well aspected, o r even strongly aspected, t o V e n u s a n d Mercury, t h e native often has excellent mubical o r artistic t a l e n t ; in good aspect t o Jupiter, causes pride a n d dignity; if in evil aspect, will causeconcei1;in evil abpect t o Saturn o r Uranus, t h e native meets with several accidents o r a violent death. Mars and Mercury strongly aspected,cause o n e t o bo a notorious liar unless other testiruonies offset. Saturn evily nspeoted with Mars, causes one t o b e hard-hearted, non-eympathetic etc. Mars rules occupations o r professions as rnetnl workers, engineers, watchmakers, surgeons, dentists, butchers, etc. Mars rules t h e external sexual organs, gall, liiclneys, muscles. B y nature is masculine. -28-

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The conjunction, square and opposition, are called the strong aspects, with good planets, are very good, with evil planets, very evil. The trine and sextile and semi-sextile are weak, but are good wlth all the plznets. The semi square is slightly evil with any planet. The conjunction, square or opposition of the Sun and Moon is evil for acculnulation of wealth, for health or marriage. The sextile or tline is a good testimony for either of the above. The conjunction, sextile or trine of the Moon and Mercury gives good intellect, quick wit, good memory, good judgment and a bright mind. The square or opposition of the Moon and Mercury causes one t o be shallow or impatient, quick tempered, lack continuity. The sextile, trine or conjunction, or t h e Moon and Venus, gives good intellect, loves music, is neat and particular. The square or opposition causes neglect of pefional appearance, etc. Thesextile or trine of the Moon and Mars gives good reason, perseverance, endurance. The conjuncion, square or opposition gives quick temper, lack of patience and continuity, subject to accidents, often impulsive or enthusiastic. The conjunction, sextile or trine of the Moon and Jupiter is favorable for

finances, business, popularity, etc. The square or opposition shows exces-

sive generosity, lack of caution in business matters.

The conjunction, square or opposition of Saturn and the Moon is evil for

financial matters, health and general prosperity. The sextrle or trine i s

slightly good.

The conjunction, square or opposition of the Moon and Uranus shows

eccentricities, love of travel, originality, firmness. The trine or sextile is

very good for all scientific atudies.

The aspects of the Moon to Neptune are much t h e same as to Uranus. The aspects of Mercury t o all the planets is much t h e same as the Moon. The conjunction, square or opposition of Mercury and tl:e Sun or Saturn causes defective memory, lack of confidence and determination. Venus in conjunction, square or opposite Mars causes affection, passion, excessive generosity and a too trusting nature. The sextile or trine is good in these lines and shows musical talent. The conjunction, square or opposition of Venus and Jupiter causes one t o be very neat, particular, generous t o excess and not given to saving. Venus in conjunction, square or opposite Saturn, causes one to bc neglectful, not neat, unfortunate in marriage. I s evil for the mother or wife and children. The sextile or trine is favorable for the aboke. The same aspects of Venus and Uranus have nearly the same effect as the aspect to Saturn. Mars conjunction, square or opposite Jupiter gives large self cstcem, given to boastlug, careless of expense, love speculation and loose the~chy. The trine or sextile gives dignity, caution and good judgment. Mars in conjunction, square or opposite Saturn or Uranus make one 1i:rblc t o chronic diseases, accidcnts, violent temper, secretlre, ctc. The sextile or trine favors good health and prevents accidents. Jupiter conjunction, square or opposite Saturn or Uranus causes lawor loss of property, poor bLlcCeSS a t times. The suits, disp~lte,(1~:trr~lling trine or sexl~leis voiy good.

Saturn in aspcct t o Uranus gives intuition a n d love of the occult. The strong aspects dccotz acclclents of chroiiic disea~cs. The good aspects denote good health. The Sun in good aspect to Venus, Jupiter, S n t ~ ~ or r n Uranus, gives good a ~lltY?santdispostlon. Tt'o stroiig aspects of judgment, good ic: tuno the Sun to these planets shows lack of continuity, impatlent, lack of caution and discontent. I n reading aspects never give judgment on the aspect alone, b u t notice whethei it is offset by other good or ekil ones.

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The Moon. I n Aries, t h e Moon causes one t o b e of a changeable disposition. fond of traveling, very restless and uneasy; fancitul, strong imaginations, inclined t o be very persistent and stubborn in nature; dislikes t o b e ordered about, generally quick tempered. Moon in Tnuruc, t h e native is of a peaceful and obliging nature, jolly, good hearted, c.asily influenced, intuitice, sympathetic a n d font1 of t h c opposite sex, w11o t l ~ i n k swell of assisted by-~osite s e x in r -31uon in Gemini, t h e n a t i \ e sympathetic, some\\hat secrctlve art, etc.5 has gootl rnentsl faculties, b u t Iaclrs prudence; many timtls is d r , l n n into e ~ u b a r r a s s i n g positions; dislikes warfare, quzlrreling, etc. Moon i n Cancer, qives the native g r e a t sensitiveness and superior nature; g e i ~ e r a i l yvery sociable a n d agreeable; kind to all, will often b e imposed upon a n d not resent i t ; often is elected t o posts of honor if the hIoon is aspected favorably with other planets; loves traveling, a1.o home. Moon i n Leo, makes the native lofty in disposition, ambitious, pelsevering, lively, a penetrating mind; inclined t o undertake thiugs beyoud them capacity; fond of home; generally very particular in their dress; vclry orderly in their conduct; inclined t o b e dignified, a ~ will d generally b e leaders anlong their associates. Moon in Yirqo, malrcs t h e native fond of t h e eciences, particularly t h e occult. T h e y a r e inclined ko b e superstitious a n d make g o o d clairvojants; often mall< in their sleep, a n d have t h e power of ('dreanling true;" they love distinction, a r e pensive, loquacious; often are i n ~ l ~ o s i nbgu, t meet with evil, resulting from want of experience o r forethought; often have secret sorrows i n the marriage state; have weakness o r disease in the bowels. Moon in Libra, makes t h e native very agreeable a n d courteous, loving mirth a n d society of people y o u n g e r than themselves; gives good reasoning faculties, d r y wit, ete.; quick t o j u d g e between Fight and wrong; generally fond of bright colors. Moon in Scorpio, is evil unless well aspected b y good planets. T h e position makes t h e native sottish, dull and given t o evil actions, particularly with the opposite s e x ; h e meets with d a n g e r s in traveli n 3'. v . i t is an evil indication f o r t h e mother; t o a femalg i t indicates a liability of miscarriage; causes both sexes to b e overbearing, selfisl~, etc. Moon i n Sagittarius, causes the native t o b e generous and kindhearted, passionate b u t forgiving; very ambitious a n d aspiring; fond of children, pets, etc.; generally meet with advancement b y t h e influence of women; denotes a n ~ a r r i a g ea n d several children; a good indication that they will inherit money, especially if Sagit, tarius is in the 8 t h house of the horoscope.


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Moon in Capricorn, is evil in nature, unless in good a \ p e c t t o good planets. Causes t h e native t o b e unscrupulous and hypocritical; given t o day-dreaming; disposed t o drinking, etc.; often meet with lrlisfortune through women; v a g u e a n d iudeterminato mind; lack of energy, - although often ambitious. Moon in Aquarius, causes t h e native t o b e courteous and inoffensive, active, inventive; very fond of t h e occult; powerful imagination; often very fretful and striving after changeful projects; liability of l r ~ u c h sorrow and a wandering life; unexpected g i f t s from women; s t r a n g e and fantastic tastes. Moon in Pisces, makes t h e native somewhat poetical in nature, b u t generally f o n d of luxury a n d their own cornfort; dreamy a n d phlegmatic character; inconstancy in love a n d generally many little love affairs; often lose their wealth (if they have i t t o lose); a fruitf u l imagination b u t their projects never p a n out.

Mercury. Mercury in Ariee, makes t h e native quick, fiery, irnpuleive, antagonistic o r contentious, addicted to disputes, good in an argument as f a r a s continuity is concerned. I f Mercury is in s t r o n g aspect t o Mars, h e o r s h e will b e addicted t o falsehood o r g r e a t exaggeration, qoiclr in anger, fluent in speech. Mercury i n Taurus, gives a h a p p y and pleasant disposition, very fond of t h e opposite sex, pleasure a n d recreatiou; loves music, art, etc.; good judgment, persevering, obstinate, a n d a good reasoner, b u t lacks energy a n d ambition, unless strongly aspected t o Jupiter. Mercury in Gemini, makes t h e native very ingenious, sympathetic, good natured, quick witted, a good orator, a shrewcl lawyer, fond of reading, good a t figures; will generally meet with success in science o r literature; loves speculation, good ability for business, b u t loses through generosity; eccentric and fond of science, especially t h e occult, in which h e will b e very successful; loves traveling, esr)eciallv on t h e water. I hfercury i n Cancer, makes t h e native very discreet. faithful, p o d natured, b u t somewhat flexible and easy influenced; very changeable and often meets with temptation, and unless careful g e t s into troul)le through deception or scandal; is of a very restless lr~indancl is religiously inclined. Mercury in Leo, gives a mind which seeks to govern a t all costs; very a m b ~ t i o u s ,determined, obstinate, fiery, quick tempered, b u t diqnified a n d confident; will seldom stoop t o low actions, unlvss Mercury is afflicted b y Saturn o r Mars; a t t h e same time is inclined t o b e conceited. If in s t r o n g aspect t o Venus, will love music : L P have a talent for rnusic and art, and will b e a good orator; the snlrc if in strong aspect t o Mars, b u t will b e very contentious and quick tempered. M e r c u r y in Virgo, gives t h e native good intellect and a superior nature; taste for literature and poetry, mathematics and occultism; C>

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inventive power a n d a splendid memory, eloquence as a n orator o r writer; power of persuasion, a good scholar a n d linguist; capable of any undertaking requiring g r e a t ability. +t Mercury i n Libra, gives t h e native a just and tender disposition, a n d aptitude for delicate mathematical work, mathematical sciences, inventions; a good and broad mind, a lover a n d promoter of learning, having g r e a t natural abilities, often musical. Mercury in Scorpio, gives a bold a n d reckless nature, b u t ingenio u s a n d studious; very careful of his own interests; extremely fond of t h e opposite sex; partial t o company and merry making; often - has treacherous friends; meets with many dieappointments in life. Mercury in Sagittarius, gives the native a passionate disposition, inclined t o govern those whom h e comes in contact with; ambitious, b u t lacking in e n e r g y ; h e is generally wise, capable a n d just, loves t h e beautiful in nature; very fond of pleasure, animals, etc., a n d is inclined t o b e of a roaming disposition, although he loves a home Mercury in Capricorn, makes t h e native very acute, sharp and penetrating, b u t inclined t o be pevish a n d fickle, suspicious a n d cunning, very uneasy and restlees; conetantly busy about something; not contented unless very active; a t t h e same time it gives scientific ability, good in literature and in chemistry, p h i l o ~ o p h ya n d divination; is easily influenced b y kindness, etc. Mercury i n Aquarius, makes t h e native love science in general, especially t h e occult; very good in mathematical work; t h e y love study, and have g o o d reasoning faculties, a n d good powers of observation, b u t love solitude and the company of learned and a g e d Mercury in Pisces, makes t h e native easy g o i n g a n d fond of pleasure; he has many ridiculous a n d absurd plans, b u t considerable good intellect, numerous capabilities; loves traveling, especially on water; often changes his employment. V e n u s in Aries, t h e house of Mars, causes t h e native t o b e very passionate; easily influenced b y the opposite s e x ; often have much inharmony in married life; they love music, art, etc.

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I V e n u s in Leo, gives fortunate marriage, many friends! popularity, success i n music, a r t or public work; very sympathetlc a n d kind hearted, love children, have few. V e n u s i n Virgo, gives a desire f o r quiet life; s t r a n g e ideas in regard to marriage; quiet in nature. and d o not express their sympathies, which a r e very deep. V i r g o b e i n g the house of Mercury, and solnewhat the naturn of Uranus, V e n u s i n this house has a peculiar influence, hard t o understand o r express. V e n u s in Libra, gives a happy nature; fortunate relationship; many friends; much prosperity a n d enjoyment of life, b u t a lack of ambition a n d enterprise. If in strong aspect to Mars, Saturn, Uranus o r Neptune, rivalry in love affairs. Venus in Scorpio, causes a jealous nature, inclined t o b e proud; hesitating a t nothing t o accomplish their desires: and often disappointed; disagree with marriage partner; often are disappointed in love. V e n u s in Sagittarrus, causes friendship with powerful people; gives many love affairs; inclines t h e native t o public work; makes good actors o r actresses; also gives secret love affaira. Venus in Capricorn, hinders marriage, causes bad companionship, liability t o b e led estray before o r after marriage; causes sterility, fickle or dangerous loves. V e n u s i n Aquarius, causes t h e native t o b e effeminate, lack of ambition; gives a calm life; s t r a n g e ideas on marriage, chastity, celebacy, religious ideas; often disappointed hopes. V e n u s i n Pisces,,the native will m a r y y o u n g and have beautiful children a n d many of them. If Pisces is in t h e 5th or 11th house it gives many ohildreu, often twins; s c i e ~ ~ c wisdom, e, good intellect,

b u t a love for wines, drink, etc.

Mars, M a r s i n Aries, causes t h e native to b e bold, fearless and dotermined; generally very stubborn; quick in anger, loves a r g u ~ n e n t s a n d contention; always ready t o fight for justice; generally fond of machinery and anything of a mechanical nature, and generally excel i n mechanical work. Mars in Taurus, inspires audacity; headstrong and w i l l f ~ ~fear-

l, less, determined, passionate, very fond of t h e opposite s e x ; can be

coaxed into good o r evil, b u t can't b e driven iuto anything.

Mars in Gemini, gives mental acuteness and prudence united with cunning; the native will distinguish himself b y ingenuity of mind; h e will h e ambitious a n d generous, and generally goodhearted; make good leaders of society. Mars in Cancer, gives fitness for medicine o r surgery; the n a t'~ v e is bold and fearless, b u t is very changeable, and lacks continuity; often has weak sight and stomach o r liver trouble. Mars in Leo, gives force of character, boldness, contempt of dang e r ; the ~ a t i v eis a born leader o r commander; loves argument, etc.;

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is a good reasoner, make good lawyers. M a r s in Virgo, makes t h e native s e r y hasty, irritable, often deceitful a n d revengeful;.quite original in nature, and full of bold a n d scientific enterprises in which h e is most always s u c c e ~ s f u l y, e t g h has many struggles of a peculiar nature in his life, Mars in ~ i b r a m , a k e s t h e native love sciences in general, a n d is' enterprising; often placed in a pdsition where h e rules others; makes a good lawyer or surgeon; often meets with disappoil~tmentin love, and quarrels with his partner in marriage. Mars in Scorpio, v e r j favorable for t h e s t u d y of chemistry o r medicine; t h e native has inventive ability and loves machinery; gives success in military tactics, b u t makes him o r her very passionate a n d rash. also a little revengeful. Mars in Sagittarius, makes t h e native a little indisposed t h e early part of his life. T h e y love military tactics, a n d if the chance offers will hold military positions; they a r e generally good natured a n d generous, b u t fond of argument, consequently make good lawyers; they are also fond of the mechanical; make good surgeons; dislike to b e ordered about. Mars in Capricorn, makes t h e native quite brave and bold, loving adventures a n d excitement; often are very heroic; they often have deceitful enemies, b u t make friends with powerful men; on account of recklessness they a r e liable t o many accidents, especially t o their lower limbs. Mars in Aquarius, makes t h e native rash, headstrong, loves a r g u ment, revolution, etc.; many of this class, if other testimonies show, will be leaders in reform movements; g r e a t lovers of occultism a n d t h e sciences in general; good reasoners, b u t generally take some unlooked for point to reason from; love for machinery, inventive, good in medicine o r surgery. Mars in Pisces, gives the native friends a m o n g powerful people, a n d success in occupations t a k i n g them a m o n g t h e middle class; they a r e inclined to b e generous a n d very free with money, b u t always very anxious t o accumulate wealth; they are naturally timid and cautious, b u t if angered this timidity suddenly changes t o audacity; they are of a very passionate nature.

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and positions; t h e native is ambitious and enterprising; meets with

g r e a t success i n investments; is very popular among his towns-

people; often inherits money o r property; if near fifteen degrees of

Cancer, this will b e most powerful some time in life.

J u p i t e r i n Leo, makes t h e native noble minded, courageous and

magnanimous, lofty, proud, ambitious; fond of contending for hon-

ors; often is intrusted with responsibilities of high order, govern-

ment positions; generally good natured; endowed with wisdom, ~ 3 1 power, prudence.

J u p i t e r in Libra, gives a mild disposition and temper; generally very obliging, much esteemed a n d honored; g r e a t love of justice; signifies a happy marriage; often help from t h e opposite sex; friends among powerful people; meets with success in t h e practice of medi, cine o r law. J u p i t e r i n Scorpio, m a k e s t h e native very lofty and proud; one

who i s ambitious a n d who desires t o govern his equals; resolute,

covetious; liable t o many quarrels a n d law suits; has powerful ene-

mies; is successful i n t h e mechanical.

J u p i t e r in Sagittarius, t h e native i s just and noble; has a courteous

di;position, humane, affable and agreeable; very polite, fond of

sports; often receives honors; i s a leader among his associates; g e n -

crally successful i n his enterprises.

,Jupiter in Capricorn, makes t h e native ingenious, b u t inclined t o

be inactive o r indolent; loves to govern hie inferiors. Capricorn is

a n unfortunate house t o have J u p i t e r in, unless in many good

aspects t o other planets.

Jupiter i n Aquarius, makes the native very cheerful and obliging, just a n d merciful, good humored, industrious; inclined t o b e scientific; often very indifferent t o t h e ordinary interests of life; adverse t o all kinds of strife, b u t when angered is furious. J u p i t e r i n Pisces, makes t h e native studious and possessed of

many good talents; often gives h i g h occupation, some honors, good

friends; enmity of persons in high positions who d o t h e native no

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contemplative; likes contention, argument, etc.; generally good

reasoning faculties; inclined t o boast; easily angered.

Saturn in Taurus, makes t h e native quick tempered, vicious when

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a n d have been educated in t h e orthodox faith, would believe anything their ministers told them; t h e y a r e somewhat fond of solitude. Saturn in Gemini, gives an ingenious nature, g o o d power of observation, aptitude for scientific work, love of mathemat.ics, etc.; love for occultism, magic. Saturn in Cancer, makes t h e native jealous, changeablein opinion; often dissatisfied with their surroundings, a n d often changing their residence, living in many different places; unfortunate for public w o r k ; favorable for printers a n d those who work in d a r k places. Saturn in Leo, gives many good qualities. T h e native is generous, b u t quick tempered; dislikes a master; is somewhat cowardly when p u t t o a test; generally very cautious, b u t with a very das!iing insinuation. Saturn in Virgo, makes t h e native inclined t o melancholly, retaini n g their a n g e r ; a projector of many queer o r unusual matters which d o not amount to much; very studious, intuitive, reserved, secretive; g r e a t lovers of t h e occult. Saturn in Libra, makes t h e native have a very g o o d opinion of himself; is prodigal of expense; somewhat given t o debate a n d controversy; have a g r e a t love of t h e - sciences; generally have open enemies. I n a female nativity Saturn in Libra often gives g r e a t beauty. I n the twenty-second d e g r e e of Libra, S a t u r n is said t o be exalted; h e will often raise t h e native very high in life only t o cause severe disgrace later on. Make good lawyers, doctors o r scientific men generally. Saturn in Scorpio, makes t h e native trouble a n d anxiety all throngh life; often quarrelsome, mischievous a n d undertake things a viowhich will result greatly t o his o r her detriment give thf lent temper, and a sudden resoultion. %&q& . Saturn in Sagittarius, makes t h e native somewhat choleric, b u t of a n obliging disposition, willing t o d o good t o all, b u t cannot stand a n insult, This prevents elevation o r honors for t h e native, o r makes i t hard work to g e t honors; often causes him t o take u p more than a t a time. -one-.Aurofession ."-" Saturn i n Capricorn, makes the native discontented a n d melancholly, covetous, cautious, suspicious; retains a n g e r ; good reasoner; d e e p thinker, of g r e a t gravity, very serioas; often haye g r e a t success followed b y failure. Saturn in Aquarius, gives a courteous, affable dispostion, a n d of an excellent fancy; they are g r a v e and penetrating, slow in action and speech; they generally become very proficient in what they undertake in the arts and in t h e sciences. Saturn in Pisces, makes t h e native uncertain and fickle in everything; presenting a good outside, b u t often deceitful.

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LESSONS IN ASTROLOGY. often travels or changes his residence; is fond of machinery, inventive, etc., can't stand much imposition ; gives good reasoning poh7ers. Uranus in Taurus, headstrong, determined; love occultism if led iuio i t ; naturally intuitive; is a little evil for marriage, causing ,jealousy on tlle part of t h e partner. T i ~ i ssign, together wit13 C;rulin~and Scorpio, are the strongest houses for U r a n u s to cause one to become an adept i n occultism. Uranus in Gemini, makes native love reading, science in general; lllost always inventive and introducing new ideas; very favorable f o r the study of electricity. Uranus in Cancer, makes t h e native eccevtric, cranky, original in itlaas, c ~ ~ r c s s i o n etc.; s, very much given t o travel, reatless, impatient, evasive; gives success in occultism if Moon assists by s t r o n g at-pects. Uranus in Leo, makes t h e native headstrong, fiery, stubborn, eccentric, can't stand i t to b e ordered about or contradletecl. U r a n u s i n Virgo, makes t h e native stubborn, eccentric, quiet, fond of curiosities, science, especially t h e occult; generally meet with g r e a t success in occultism; make good teachers, n ~ e c h a n i c ~ . U r a n u s in Libra, makes t h e native scientific, ambitious, eccentric, quick tempered, fond of traveling, restless, gives good reasoning faculties. U r a n u s in Scorpio, makes t h e native bold, determined, stubborn, often a r e malicious, deceitful, very sharp and c u n n i n g ; secretive, superstitious, etc.; gives a love for t h e mechanical, an inventive nature. U r a n u s in Sagittarius, makes t h e native generous and free, very enthusiastic, cannot bear to b e ruled b y otllels; want t o b c master on all occasions, and often are; they love science, b u t don't spend much time studying. Uranus i n Capricorn. makes the native proud, headstrong, very stubborn and eccentric, r e s t l e ~ e ,uneasy, want t o b e rrloving about and doing- something; generally a d e e p and good mind; good reasoni n g faculties. U r a n u s in Aquarius, makes t h r native very ingenious, fond of all sciences and novelties, very eccentric, peculiar in their beliefs; generally have a larqe imagination, improssional, of a pleasant and obliging disposition; thcy succced in anything of a scientific o r mt~chanicalnature. Uranus in Pisces, makes the native quiet and inclined to b e dull : ~ n dgloomy, often look f a r into t h r future, but look on the dull side of things; very stubborn ancl eccentric in their nature.

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The Radix. H a v i n g placed t h e planets in t h e blank chart which is provided

for that purpose, youshould j u d g e the power which each planet will

.have according t o its place in t h e Zodiac a n d accorcling t o which

house of the horoscope, i t may b e in. Therefore you should know

at a glance whether a planet is in i t s fall o r i n i t s exalted house,

also note whether afflicted b y a s t r o n g aspect of a n y evil planet.

You must never forget that t h e radix,(the horoscope)indicates

what y o u r life WILL be. You cannot expect success i n certain

directions if t h e radix does not show it. Again, one who has a very

s t r o n g radix will never suffer t o a n y e x t e n t b y evil transits o r d i -

rections which come a t various times in his life, nsither will one who

has a poor radix ever b e benefitted b y good transits o r directions.

Each planet has a certain significance independent of t h e house

of t h e horoscope i t may rule. T h u s ; Mercury governs the mind, a n d

if afflicted b y a s t r o n g aspect of Saturn, t h e mind will b e de-

fective i n some way, it may b e--poor memory, defect i n calculation,

etc. V e n u s refers t o marriage, and if in s t r o n g aspect t g a n evil

planet there will surely b e some evil in married life, either sickness

of t h e marriage partner o r death, or more o r less inharmony in mar-

ried life.

.A J u p i t e r always refers t o money, power, eta., and if well aspected

i n its exalted house o r in one of t h e cardinal signs of the horoscope,

t h e native will have general good success, b u t if afflicted, then h e

o r ahe looses o r squanders their money.

T h e S u n a n d Mars show ambition, popularity, friends a n d enem-

ies according a s they may b e aspected.

Uranus refers t o t h e occult, travelling, and all things of an eccen-

tric nature. W h e n U r a n u s i s w e l l aspected i t indicates good fort-

according t o t h e house which i t rules. N e p t u n e refers more t o reli-

gion and all things of a spiritual nature, much depends upon how i t

is aspected a s regards his good o r evil influence.

H a v i n g placed t h e planets in t h e chart and arranged or numbered t h e houses of t h e horoscope, t h e n see what effect each planet has i n

t h e house of t h e horoscope i t may b e in. This is given in T h e

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J u p i t e r in conjunction with Mercury. J u p i t e r significator, g o o d reasoning powers, deductive judgment, very wise a n d judicious, g r e a t success a s a minister, lawyer, o r judge, likely t o b e a pioneer of humanity; Mercury significator, piety, excellent literary ability, especially if t h e Moon a n d Venus aspect Mercury; g r e a t success a s an editor o r lawyer; excellent mind a n d character, if J u p i .. t e r a n d Mercury b e well aspected. J u p i t e r in conjunction with Moon. J u p i t e r significator, gives generosity kindness of heart, mutability; Moon significator gives success with t h e public and in law, a sympathetic nature, much generosity. S u n in conjunction with Mars. S u n significator, brave, rash, bold disposition; Mars bigniiicator, less rash. If Mars b e well dignified, t h e native possesses prudence a n d much force of character. V e n u s in conjunction with Mars. Mars aignifioator, fond of airtation, vain, pedantic, much attracted b y t h e other sex; V e n u s significator, marked sensuality a n d vice; if in a watery sign, a n d a watery s i g n ascends, a drunkard. Mercury in conjunction with Mars. M a r s significator, a schemer, unscrupulous where his own interests a r e concerned; good mathematician a n d engineer; Mercury significator, a thief, sometimes a notctrious swindler, harsh, domineering, untruthful, unfeeling, full of bad rlualities6 Mars in conjunction with Moon. Mars significator, rash a n d often indiscreet, g r e a t mutability of fortune, very bold a n d quarrelsome; Moon significator, bold, daring, self-confident, turbulent, often in danger. I n t h e M. C., discredit a n d liable t o b e abused; in the twelfth house, very dangerous secret enemies. S u n i n conjunction with Venus. S u n significator, fashionable a n d fond of society, inclined for pleasurc; Venus significator, vain, fond of dress, extravagant. If i n watery signs, probably fond of drink. S u n significator, ingenious, S u n in conjunction with Mercury. goocl business qualifications, ambitious, ~ 2 r yintuitive. I t is best in Gemini, Libra, a n d Aquarius. If in c a n c e r , he is more shallow and not qualified for d e e p s t u d y ; Mercury significator, well-adapted t o scientific pursuits. I t is best in the first, third, ninth o r t e n t h house. S u n in conjunction with Moon. Moon significator, a n indifferent constitution, gain from females, quiet, amiable, and inoffensive in disposition, mutable, and wanting in energy; S u n significator,


mutable, arnbiiious, proud, fond of show, successful with the other sex. Near the Pleiades, this conjunction will affect the eyesight, especially if that constellation be culminating or setting. Mercury in conjunction with Venus. Mercury significator, a born musician, artist, or literary man; power to acquire languages refined, fond of the beautiful, amiable, cheerful, courteous and kind ; Venus signifisator, excellent taste, intellectual culture very polite, courteous, witty, ingenious, and paaeessing musical talent. Mercury in conjuncticn with Moon. Mercury significator, highly intuitive and ingenious, an exceptionally active mind, good abilities, lack of tenacity and continuity keep him from mastering anything; Moon significator, a clever mathematician, a quick, active and comprehensive mind, good a t acquiring knowledge, very fond of change and traveling, quick in judgment,


The Effect of Squares and Oppositions When One of the Aspected Planets is Significator. The Sun square or in opposition to Moon. Sun significator, mutable, much opposed, especially by inferion, subject t:, losses and disappointments; Moon significator, exceedingly ambitious, full of elaborate schemes, although very liable to loss and disappointment, reserved and conceited. Sun square or in opposition to Mars. Sun significator, quick tempered, furious when provoked, geneally rash and headstrong; very fond of praise and approbation, often in money difficulties, through precipitancy; Mars significator; very ambitious, vain. rash, and irritable, inclined to be bold, self-willed, daring, violent, very liable to act in haste and repenf at leisure. Sun square or in opposition to Jupiter. Sun significator, selfish; proud, boastful, vain, exceedingly extravagant, pedantic, elaborate in taste, apparently open and bold; Jupiter significator, very vain, and extravagant, desires to appear generous, honorable and candid but not remarkable for the possession of those qualities, self-willed, not easily moved. Sun square or in opposition to Saturn. Saturn significator, tries to appear daring, courageous and determined, but in reality a coward, revengeful and very cruel to those in his power, self-willed and exceedingly ambitious; S u n significator, treacherous, untrustworthy, a coward with an apparently brave exterior, boastful, stubborn and malicious. Sun square or in opposition to Uranus. Sun significator, ambitious, and ever beset with obstacles and difficulties; Uranus significator, eccentric, liable to losses and disappointments, a thwarting influence and causing fluctuating credit. Mercury square or in opposition to Moon. Mercury significator, highly intuitive, unstable, wilful, mutable, very selfish, exceedingly vain, conceited, occasionally backbiting, wanting in tenacity, judglzlent and reasoning power, unless there is a good aspect from Uranus, Jupiter or Saturn; Moon significator, active, intuitive mind, mutable. Much depends on how these planets are aspected, as they are very receptive. Mercury square or in opposition to Mars. Mercury significator, touchy, lilrely, unless Mercury is well-aspected by Venus or Jupiter, to commit a theft or fraud, rash, acute and penetrating in mind; Mars significator, bold, ingenious, rather wilful, extrem61y active


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Moon square or in opposition to Uranus. Moon significator, fond of change, mutable wayward, impulsive, senuous, and perhaps sensual; Uranus significator, eccentric, fond of abstruse science, devoted to the other sex, and, if Uranus be in Aquarius, Libra or Gemini, the native will be clever! excelling in science, and likely to receive new ideas. Mars square or in opposition to Jupiter. Mars significator, the native will be irritable, rash, furious, very vain and touchy; Jupiter significator, prodigal, generous t o excess, bold, enterprising, vain, self-conscioue, often in difficulty. Saturn square or in opposition to Mars. Saturn significator, treacherous, exceedingly malicious, very rash, selfish, vindictive, inwardly timid; but, if Saturn be in ascendant, and the Moon also be afflicted by Mars, the native is quite capable of deliberate murder, especially if Saturn square to Mars occurs from angles; Mars significator, dreadfully malicioue, very austere and revengeful. I f Mars and Saturn simultaneously afflict the mental rulers, the worst dispositions are produced. Mars square or in opposition to Uranus. Uranus significator, renders the native wayward and exceedingly precipitant, irregular, and very impulsive; Mars significator, eccentric, rash, daring, fond of electricity and chemistry, ambitious. and oppositions of the malefics give considN ~ T E . - - T squares ~~ arable powers of hatred and destruotivp vehemence; they make the

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J u p i t e r square o r i n opposition t o Saturn. Saturn aignificator, constantly unfortunate, likely to embrace many different; creeds and come-to grief in them all, meeting with much opposition from t h e people; J u p i t e r significator, a life of continual cross purposes, grave, serious a n d thoughtful, highly impressionable, inquisitive, a n observer of human nature. Saturn square o r i n opposition t o Uranus. S a t u r n significator, makes t h e n a t i v e wayward, s t i b b o r n , ecoentric, very reserved, crafty, malicious a n d self-willed, backbiting a n d untruthful; U r a n u s significator, exceedingly eccentric, subtle, selfish, very vindictive, fond of uncommon subjects a n d mysteries, especially occult science, mutable; very muoh i n earnest if these planets a r e angular. Of course t h e s t r e n g t h of t h e above aspects depends largely o n t h e houses containing t h e planets. T h e y a r e strongest from cardinal signs and when angular.

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The Mental Qualities. Mercury, t h e Moon a n d ascending sign, rule t h e mind. Should t h e Moon be void of aspect, either with other planets o r t h e ascenclant, a n d Mercury form no aspect, there is d a n g e r of insanity or a very weak a n d shallow ~ n i n d . If Mercury b e applying t o one o r more aspecte and form a trine o r sextile aspcct with t h e ascendant, t h e mind is s t r o n g and u.c.11 bzllanced, t h e native learns easily and quickly, is quite fond of s t u d y a n d has a very good memory. Good aspects of t h e Moon t o hlorcury o r other planets, a r e very good testimonies; aspects t o Venus (rive neatness, j u d g e of color, etc.; t o Mars, mechanical o r construcb. t ~ v eability; t o J u p i t e r , executive force, patience, etc.; t o Saturn, d e p t h of mind, foresight; t o U r a n u s o r Neptune, intuition. A planet i n t h e ascendant, near t h e cusp, will give excellent logic ancl ability, unless t h e planet b e a n evil one, o r afflicted. A n y planet i n square aspect o r opposition t o t h e ascending degree, modifies good qualities, causes lack of continuity, impatience. T h e M o o n o r Mercury conjunction, square o r opposite t h e S u n o r Saturn, causes lack of confidence, poor memory, a n d not much will force.

For Disposition. T h e asoendidg sign, t h e ruler of t h e ascendant a n d in t h e ascendant, a n d t h e S u n , rules t h e dispozition. F i e r y signs, ascending, denote a fiery nature y e t pleasant a n d agreeable unless a n g e r e d o r excited. Airy s i g n s indicate a pleasant, sympathetic, modest disposition, averse t o quarreling a n d inharmony. E a r t h y signs denote a slow, q u i e t nature inclined t o b e very firm a n d headstrong. W a t e r y s i g n s denote o n e who i s serious, contemplative, often sad and gloomy. Much depends on t h e sign i n which t h e ruling p1anc.t is placed a n d t h e sign in which t h e S u n is. T h e Sun's influence i s greater than that of all t h e other planets, a n d under ordinary conditlons, t h e characteristics a s given with t h e S u m i n t h e various s i g n s will b e found accurate, b u t t o this must b e a d d e d t h e influence of t h e sign ascending, t h e planets i n t h e ascendant, if any, and t h e general aspects as given under effects of aspects. T h e s t u d e n t must remember that each and every planet governs certain faculties and according as each planet is aspected and placed in t h e signs of t h e Zodiac and houses of t h e horoscopd, so will t h e cllnracter a n d disposition be. A planet may be weak o r aMicted, y e t have a s t r o n g signification by bcing on t h e cusp of a house. O r may b e exalted o r well aspccted, y e t have s ~ n n l lsignificance on account t>f ruling n o prominent house. Thus:--Jupiter nliqlit rule t h e sixth house and b e well asI)c,ctccl a n d in t h e third, this would have little signif cance: b u t if ruler of tho t e n t h and in t h e fourth, this would b e a most fortun;lte indicatien. T h e ruler of t h e ascendgnt i n t h e l s t , 4th, 7th o r 1 0 t h house is also very fortunate a s i t indicates ambition, enterprise a n d a generally disposition.

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For Children. T h e fifth house, eleventh house, thoir rulers and t h e Moon and Venus rule children. Indications of t h e birth of several children are Venus and t h e Moon in fruitful signs and unaffficted. V e n u s o r Moon, o r both in the 5th or 11th house; V e n u s and Moon in t h e 5th or l l t h houso, and this a double-bodied s i g n ; Gemini, Pisces o r first half of Sagittarius, denotes t h e birth of twins in a female nativity. Venus o r Moon, or both, in barren signs, shows few if a n y children. Mars, Saturn o r Ur4nus, in the 5th o r l l t h house, shows t h a t all children born wiil not live to grow up. Generally t h e 5th house refers t o t h e first child; l l t h house, t h e second child. V e n u s o r Moon in s t r o n g aspect t o Mars, S a t u r o or Uranus, is a testimony that all children born will not live. T h e S u n in t h e 5th or 11th house denies children. J u p i t e r in. the 5th or l l t h house shows but few children will b e born, b u t such a s a r e will b e a g r e a t credit to their parents. Saturn a n d Mars indicates that they may be a discredit t o their parents. I n a child's horoscope, Venus in t h e l o t h house, shows it will b e t h e mother's favorite, and a source of comfort t o t h e mother. V e n u s in t h e 4th house, shows i t to b e a favorite of t h e father a n d a comfort t o him. Jupiter in t h e 10th house is s fortunate financiql testimony f o r t h e mother, o r for t h e father if i n t h e 4th house. Evil planets in t h e 4 t h or l o t h , a r e detrimental for t h e parents, unless some good testimony offset. Mars, Saturn or U r a n u s in t h e 4th or l o t h , show a n early death, or hard life for t h e parents.


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For Employment. T h e trades and professions which each planet govern are s o confusing that i t would b e utterly irupossible for a n y astr,)loqer to s ; ~ y just what one a person will choose, although it is comparltively easy t o see in what lines one could have good success. N o author has thus far given us an accurate rule t o f o l l o ~ - ,in deciding what business o r profession one will follow for a living, but have given many indications to forlri a n o1)inic:n from. Thebe indications are constantly changing, ant1 lilany of tllc old i n ~ t r u c tions a r e useless. I n j u d g i n q nh:lt one is adaptecl fee, t h c nnturo and capacity of t h e mind muat be coneidered, ant1 tllis is shown by the ascending sign a n d general aspects bctwtbc,n the ruling planet and others, the native seldom llas a n y regular businc~ssorprofeseion, is changing from one t h i n g to another if no aspect is formed. Each sign of t h e Zodiac has a tendency t o produce an employment o r profession according to the nature of the sign and the slgn in which the r u l i nn ~ulanet is ulaced. Thus:1 I Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Capricorn and Aquarius produce employment ainong metal workers, machinists, builders. Gemini, Libra a n d Aquarius are scientitic signs and produce clerks, w r i t e ~ and s literary or soientific pursuits, such a s electricians, )iI' > I . surveyors, etc. Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces, produce brewers, hotel keepers, butchers, dealers in wine, liquors, etc. Virgo a n d Sagittarius produce dealers, booksellers, printers, engravers, artificers, etc. Each planet has a certain significance, and will regulate t h e business o r profession according as i t may b e placed in t h e horoscope. T h e Moon inclines one t o a common business, d e p e n d i n g upon what aspects i t forms, and the nature of the planet and aspect. Mercury inclines the mind t o literature, science, mathematical work, such as bookkeping, o r writing, typewriting, etc. Venus inclines t o music, art, decorating, painting, drama, dealing in d r y goods. Often surgery o r Mars gives all mechanical employments. dentistry. Jupiter takes one into t h e higher walks of life, such a s judges, lawyers, ministers, doctors; or, in merchandise on a large scale. Saturn causes one t o choose a profession requiring considerable mental work, such as d r u p , chemicals. etc. U r a n u s inclines t o t h e antiquarian, mystical, t h e old and curious; all things o u t of t h e ordinary. N e p t u n e tends to navigation, and all professions connected with traveling upon the ocean; sea captains, those high in the navy, etc. judging what profession the planet will produce notice carefully whether a planet is in i t s exalted house or in its'fall and how aspected. Thus:-Jupiter signifies those in high places, b u t if Jupiter b e in ite fall o r afflicted, t h e native is b u t a clerk of some kind. S a t u r n well placed and aspected may give a fine mind a n d


prominent position, b u t if weak and afflicted, t h e native has hard a n d dirty worli. e T o j u d g e what t h e native is best adapted for j u d g e a s follows: l'he ruler of ascendant, how placed a n d aspectcd, choose t h e profession indicated b y t h e planet which i s best placed and which t h e ruler of ascendant forms t h e best aspect with, T h e r u l i n g planet well aspected t o Jupiter, a n d J u p i t e r in t h e ascendant, 7 t h o r 10th house, exalted o r in i t s own house, would b e a good indication of success a s a lawyer, public person, o r for deali n g with t h e public. U r a n u s strongly placed in the mid-heaven o r ascendant, is favorable for all stuclies coming under tlle head of Occultism, providing that there a r e good aspects of t h e other planets t o Uranus. T o b e fortun:tte financially in t h e practice of Occultism, t h e ruler of t h e 2d house should b e well aspected t o Uranus. As a general thing, t h e planet highest in t h e horoscope o r nearest t h e mid-heaven will indicate what t h e professional tendency is, b u t must b e considered in connection with t h e ascendant a n d ruler. Thus:-The author of this has U r a n u ~in t h e mid-heaven. Venus, ruler of t h e 1 s t in 9 t h sextile t o Mars, Mercury and Moon, all placed in t h e '7th. l'he ruler of t l ~ c1 s t i n tho Fth, well aspected to a planet in l o t h , would give success a s a doctor.

The Money Prospects. Good indications of financial success are J u p i t e r in t b e 10th o r 2nd house and well a s p e c t e d ; or, Venus i n t h e 2 n d house well nspected b y a conjunction, trine o r sextile t o t h e S u n o r Moon; or, in trine o r sextile t o a n y planet. If J u p i t e r o r V e n u s b e in t h e 4 t h o r 7th house and in good aspect t o other planets, it is a very good indication of s fortunate and easp life. T h e S u n o r Moon in good aspect t o J u p i t e r , with J u p i t e r in a n y ~ i g ne xcept Gerr.ini o r Capricorn, is a favorable tcstimong, showing tlle native will never come t o actual want of anything. ' . o n c s u c h as & lf w r b e in a n y of t h e above stro 21+&),~~ .J~J,Q& houses, and b e in r:ks$to evil planets, i t s ows t h ~t h e native will have very good periods of financial success, h u t :rll good periods will b e followed b y a s evil ones d u r i n g which he niay looso all he has. Saturn, Uranus o r Mars in t h e 2nd, 4th, 7 t h o r 1 0 t h houses indicate much hard work, many annoyances, nnd no continued success; a n evil planet in the 4th o r 10th house is very unfortunate, unless offset b y several good aspects of other planets, b u t i t must be rememborecl that all good a n d evil indications will operate some t i m e d u r i n g one's life. T h e S u n and ilfoon in conjunction, sqria-e o r opposition; o r t h e Moon i n same aspect t o S a t u r n , is a very evil testimony for financial success.

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I n t h e chart t h e reader will notice t h e following indications: Scorpio on t h e ascendant; Mars, t h e ruling planet, is in Sagittarius, in sextile aspect t o Itlercnry, and trine t o Venus, square t o Saturn. T h e Moon is sextile t o t l ~ aa x e n d i n g d e g r e e a n d t o Saturn, and squ:\re t o Uranus. Rfercary is sextile t o Mars a n d V e n u s and in a scientific sign. T h e sun is in a scientific sign, in sextile t o Uranus, trine t o J u p i t e r a n d conjunction with Neptune. .Jupiter i s t h e highest planet in t h e figure. T h e mental qualities a r e shown b y Moon, Mercury and ascendant. T h e fikst aspect which t h e Moon forms will b e a good aspect t o Saturn, b e i n g well aspected t o t h e ascendant shows a s t r o n g and well balanced mind; b e i n g i n Capricorn, shows ;I g r e a t deal of curiosity, a very thoughtful nature, a n d a p p l y i n g t o a s t r o n g aspect of Uranus, shows much originality a s well a s eccentricities, peculiirr ideas a n d if o n e k n e w him personally, would probably find him t o b e o u t of t h e ordinary a n d very peculiar. Mercury in Aquarius, a n d first forming a good aspect with Uranus, shows a large imagination b u t not a n u~lreasonableone, a n d this also indicates genius a n d shows mathematical ability a n d a good amount of intuition. F o r disposition, Mars in Sagittarius, well aspected t o V e n u s and Mercury, t h e S u n i n Aquarius well asperted t o U r a n u s and Jupiter, a r e testimonies of a very agreeable a n d pleasant diepoeition, n lo\ e of music, a r t a n d t h e beautiful in nature; IS very easily influenced b y lrindness, b u t n o d o u b t b u t t h a t on close acquaintance, Mars in s t r o n g aspect t o Saturn, would cause him t o show a good a m o u n t p f temper and considerable persistency, y e t not of a quarzllsorne nature. Tllo money prospects a r e shown b y tile ruler of t h e lot11 in t h e 4 t h a n d well aspected, a fortunate indication, a n 4 J u p i t e r tlie nloet elevattd planet in t h e figure; there can b e no d o u b t b u t t h a t Uranus i s tht: principal cause 'of this person's financial s u c c e s , a-; J u p i t e r in Gemini seldom gives much wealth unless assisted by good aspects. F o r marriage: Venus, ruler of t h e 7th l ~ o u s e ,in good aspect to Mars, is a very good testimony. T h e Noon's goocl aspect to S a t u r ~ is also a favorable testimony. For publicity, honors. etc.: Jupiter, t h e most elevated planet. T h e Sun, ruler of mid-heaven a n d well aspected in a cardinal sign of the figure, a r e all the best of testimonies.

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SbZuld the last few degrees of a sign rise, the native will generally take the description of the next sign as they mature. Thus: The last degrees of Aries will give the Aries description, but as the person gets to be 25 years of age, he will bo more of the Taurus description than of Aries. Thie is the same with all the signs. When the hour is known approximately, make a figure for that

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A Lesson in Transits andl)irections. The radix of a planet is t h e position of a planet in t h e horoscope a t the tinle of birth. T h e cusp of a house is t h e d e g r e e i n t h e zodiac which the llouee begins with; thus, if t h e first d e g r e e of Libra is on t h e eastern horizon a t t h e time of y o u r birth, the first d e g r e e of Libra 1s t h e cusp of t h e 1st house. A transit of a planet is the patsing of a planet through a house of t h e horoscope, o r o r e r the radix of its own o r other planets. Thus, Jupiter mo>es around the S u n once in eleven a n d one-half yeaib, arid in that tiille it will transit the twelve houses of t h e horoscope, ,a n d transit the radix of all the planets. S a t u r n requires twentynine and one-half cars to p::ss entirely around t h e S u n , therefore, will require the sarlle Lil'lc t:: ;ransit t h e twelve houses of t h e horoscope and t h e radix u! 3:~. p!.~:3ts. Uefore you a t t e ~ r ~ ptot juclge t h e effect of a transit, you must j u d g e wlietl~era planet is strong, weak o r afflicted. Thus, if t h e S u n b e in good aspect t o J u p i t e r , (Conjunction, Sextile o r Trine), and there are n o evil planets in s t r o n g aspect t o t h e S u n , Saturn may transit t h e Sun's radix o r s t r o n g aspect of i t and cause n o apparent evil, b u t if the S u n b e in evil aspect to Mars, S a t u r n o r Uranus, then when Saturn transits t h e radix o r s t r o n g aspect of it, h e causes much annoyance. Should J u p i t e r b e in t h e mid-heaven o r ascenda n t a t birth, t h e transit of Saturn through t h e same places has little o r no evil effect, b u t if a n evil planet b e in t h e ascendant o r midheaven a t birth, t h e transit of J u p i t e r through these places have little good effect; likewise all the planets if well aepected in t h e radix, a good aspect of J u p i t e r o r even V e n u s will cause g o o d events. Jupiter; in sextile, trine o r conjunction with its own place, is very good if good in t h e radix, b u t of no consequence whatever if Jupiter b e affi~ctedin t h e radix. I n a female nativity, t h e S u n rules marriages, a n d if t h e S u n ia alfiicted, a s t r o n g aspect b y transit of Saturn o r Uranus causes g r e a t discontent in married life. T h e same with t h e Moon in a male nativity. If the S u n refers t o health b y b e i n g i n t h e l s t , 7 t h or 10th houses, a n d is well aspected, t h e evil transits of Saturn will not cause sickness, b u t if t h e S u n be in evil aspect t o a n y planet, especially t h e Jloon, then all evil transits of Saturn will cause ill-health. T h e transits of Uranus cause travel, espesially if in a moveable sign, in one of t h e cardinal signs of t h e horoscope o r in the 3 r d o r 9th house, o r if t h e ascendant b e a moveable sign, t h e transit of Uranus over the ascendant may cause a l o n g journey. Uranus transiting a s t r o n g aspect of i t s own radix, o r of t h e S u n o r Moon's ladix, causes travel if either a r e i n moveable o r common signs, o r t h e l s t , 4th, 7th o r 10th houses of t h e horoscope a n d these not fixed slgns. A Direction is calculating each d a y from t h e h o u r of birth as a pear a n d moving each planet ahead one day's motion a n d j u d g i n g iroru t h e aspects t h u s formed; b u t one must remember not t o over-


LESSONS IN ASTROLOGY. look t h e radix, for if this is good a n evil direction 11;s no more evil influence than a n evil transit.

, Suppose t h e S u n was one degree i n L i b r a and tile planet Saturn

was twenty d e g r e e s in Capricorn, as t h e S u n moves approximately

one degree a day, on t h e twentieth day, which corresponds with t h e

twentieth year, t h e S u n will have come t o a n exact square of Sat?rr,

a very evil direction if t h e S u n b e in s t r o n g aspect to any p1ant.t t t

t h e time of birth. 13ut if t h e S u n b e in good aspect to other p!al,cis

a t birth then the evil aspect woulcl not b e s o severe.

L u n a r directions are of considcrable import:inze; tlleso a r e calcu

lated in the same way as wit11 the other planets. T h e aspects of

Moon t o Uranus cause travel, t o Saturn if good abpec:s are s l i g l ~ t l y

beneficial, b u t if evil, effects hcalth of wife or c ' . ~ l d r e n , cause

annoyances, o r if t h e Moon b e H y l e g they cause b~tl,health. LI

L u n a r direction will operate off a n d on for t ~ rr:onths o o r even

ionger, before or after t h e time t h e exact aspcct i s formed.

Aspects of the Moon t o J u p i t e r a r e very beneficial, e l e n t h e evil

o r strong aspects, although one may make considerable money d u r

" i n g an evil direction of t h e Moon t o J u p i t e r ; they generally loose

i t before the aspect is past. A s Jupiler, S a t u i n and Ur..nas move

60 slowly, their aspect b y direction continues nearly all 01 one's Ill'e.

%Thisis why you must j u d g e mostly from t h e radi.& T h e aspects which a r e formed b e t w e e x planets b y moving them as explained, a r e called Secondary 1)irections. a s , :&-iregt&psLge t h e most powerful pf EL.! TLese a r e f Po r a- by ' rrdoving t h e cusps of t h e houses either direct, a s i t is called, o r b y 4tnoving them backward, or converse. According t o my observation i

:there is practically no difference in t h e effect whether you move t h e ' icusp of a house b a c l ~ w a r do r forward t o form a n aspect, b u t there !can be n o question t h a t aspects t h u s formed between a house a n d . $lanet is very powerful. , T o calculate a primary direction, place t h e planets in t h e chart ('f fbr the exact time of birth, with t h e cusps of t h e houses as usual. i &love t h cusps ~ of each house ahead one d e g r e e for each year a n d

notice what ;tepect will b e forrlled to-each planet in tho radix; d o

n-~m t ove t h e planets a t all. Thus: S L I ~ ~ theOcnsi?o^f S ~ o^S l o t h

i l ~ o u s eis ten decrrees of Libra and J u p i t e r is placed one degree i n

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' gcorpio, by rnovlng t h e cusp of t h e 10th house one dcgrce for each I , year, the 10th house would b e i n conjunction with J u p i t e r on t h e i r,wenty-first year, a very fortunate direction. I n t h e same manner you direct t h e cusps of 211 t h e houscs t o t h e square, opposition,

mxtfle or trine, t o t h e o h e r planets.

: ' T h o Directions may b e judged the same a s a transit although a r e

far more powerful. A conjun?tion, sextile o r trine aspect of t h e

, mid-heaven t o V e n u s i & & a l b causes marriage. 1; t h e 3 r d house is evil for brothers a n d A n evil nrpect of ~ i u i % sisters if a n y ; o r t h e 5th house in evil aspect, is evil for children if any, T h e 7 t h housc i n evil aspect, of course, refers t o t h e wife. A good trsnsit, such as J u p i t e r in t h e mid-heaven, o r i n t h e ascendant, will have n o apparent influence whatever if t h e mid-

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.\ e n o r ascendant b e afflzted b y a n evil direction. Likewise tl e transits of Saturn through the mid-heaven o r ascendant will 1 1 ~ ~ no v e evil effect if these places a r e i n good aspect b y direction to Jupiter, Venus o r other planets. O n e evil direction will seldom, if ever, cause death, a n c after t h e a g e of four years, one evil transit will not cause death. Before the a g e of four years, a direction seldom causes d e a t h a n d a transit often does. O n e evil d i r e c t i ~ nwith t w o o r three evil transits may cause death, but for one to die, tho H y l e g must b e a a i c t e d b y more that1 o n e directioi~,accl q u i t e evil ones a t that Thus, suppose t h e S u n was H y l e g b y being in the l s t , '7111 or 1 0 t h houses. and formed a square aspect with Saturn. Tliis alono would not cause death, b u t should t h e Moon also forru a:1 cvil c!ircction a t t h e same time, o r following soon after, and eithcbr l)c aD!izted b y a n evil transit, i n all probabilities the native would die. B u t before y o u give judgment relative t o length of life, j u d g e whether the figure is favorable for l o n g life, notice t h e sign ascending principally a n d t h e aspects between t h e S u n , Moon a n d evil planets. F i e r y s i g n s give more vitality than a n y of t h s others. Another powerful influence is shown b y moving t h e cusp, of t h e houses a n d t h e planets a t t h e same time, according t o their regular motion, b u t in this system of directions only Mercury, Venus, S u n a n d Mars can b e considered. These a r e calculxted i n t h e following manner: Coulit each d a y from t h e hour of birth a s one year. Thus: S u p pose the horoscope is inade for J a n u a r y l:t, 9 A. M., a n d you wish t h e direction for t h e twentieth pear. You would make a figure for January 20th a t 9 A. A[., and place t h e planets a s they a r e on J a n uary 20th. This will change t b e cusps of all t h e houses, and t h e places of all t h e planets, particularly Mercury, Venus, S u n a n d bfars. By this system. it often happens t h a t V e n u s o r Mars form a very strong o r powerful aspect t o the ascendant, mid-heaven o r cusp of one of the houses, a n d has a very good or evil influence. Occa. hionally one of these planets will move with almost t h e same motion a s the cusp of the house, and a very good o r evil period i s continued for quite a l o n g time. I t will b e noticed that the personal appearance will c h a n g e some. what. according to t h e directional place of t h e ascendant. Thus:O n e born with the last d e g r e e of Aries ascending will g r o w heavy a s a T a u i u s person as they get*older. T h e transit of a planet over the directional place of t h e cusps of t h e various house is often very powerful.

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The Parallel Aspect. There a r e t w o kinds of parallels: t h e zodiacal a n d what a r e called 'mundane. Zodiacal ~ a r a l l e l sa r e circles which a r e equal distance from t h e oquater. A n y t w o points of t h e zodiac having t h e same declination, whether north o r south, a r e in zodiacal parallel with each other. T h u s : A planet in t w o d e g r e e s of Sagittarius a n d another in twenty-eight degrees of Capricorn would b e in zodiacal parallel. T h e declination of a n y point in the zodiac may b e seen from t h e declination of t h e S u n when in t h a t degree. Thus, if you wish t o know t h e declination of t h e cusp of first o r t e n t h house, look f o r t h e Sun's declination when in t h e d e g r e e which is on cusp of tenth o r first. Suppose the cusp of tenth house was one d e g r e e of Aquarius, then t h e declination would b e nineteen degrees fiftyfive minutes South. Suppose you a r e calculating transits o r directions, you should not overlook tliis aspect, as i t is eq;al t o a conjunction, a n d good o r evil according t o t h e nature of t h e planet aspected, both b y transit br direction. As each planet passes around t h e zodiac, i t must of necessity form a parallel with t h e cusp of each house, b u t you will notice a t once, that t h e parallel is formed b y transit with t h e cusp of t h e house a t the same time t h e planet transits t h e house, b u t b y direction this would b e entirely different. F o r example, one born with eighteen degrees of Sagittarius ascending, the declination of which is twenty-two degrees fifty-five minutes S., Uranus one d e g r e e thirty-five minutes in Cancer, a n d i t s declination twenty-three degrees forty-two minutes N. W h e n t h e ascendant, by direction, has progressed t o twenty-three degrees forty-two minutes, which would b e in nine and one-half months, t h e ascendant would b e parallel with Uranus. Mundane parallels are figured from t h e angles of t h e horoscope t h e same way as zodiacal parallels a r e figured from t h e equator. A planet on t h e cusp of third house is in mundane parallel with a planet on cusp of eleventh house, because equal distance from cusp of first and seventh. I do not consider t h e mundane parallels a s powerful a s t h e zodiacal.


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THE CELESTIAL PERIODS OF THE PLANETS. T h e '(wise man" has declared that "there i s nothing new u n d e r t h e Sun," a n d hence i t is almost certain t h a t t h e ancient Astrologers were well acquainted with the discovery; although i t is not o n l y a b solutely unknown t o t h e present generation. LLTimesa r e reckoned i n seven ways; viz. b y t h e space between t w o significators, b y t h e space between their mritual aspects, by t h e approach of one t o tho other, by the space betweeneitherof t h e m a n d the place appropiated t o t h e proposed event, b y t h e descension of a s t a r with i t s additic n and diminuation, by t!ro c!~onging of a significator, and b y t h e a p p roach of a planet t o its l)!scc." It is t h e latter, '.c:.cnging of a significator," t o which tlle author claims t h e reader's attention, since h e has found that in addition t o t h e a r t of 'cdirections" each of t h e wandering stars o r planets has a complete period of i t s own, entirely distinct from every oil:er motion which it may acquire i n t h e zodiac o r t h e Earth. T h e "changing" of these planets from s i g n t o sign, a n d t h u s forming various configurations with their actual place a t birth, o r with t h e luminaries, produce events i n many instances of equal magnitude with mLdirections," a n d in some instances producing t h e most g o o d o r evil fortune a s t h e testimonials m a y warrant, nay, t h e y frequently increase, accelerate o r retard t h e time of directions. T o cause m a y b e alsd assigned t h a t s e e m i n g power of transits over t h e places of t h e luminaries o r other significators.

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LESSONS I N ASTROLOGY. decidedly evil. T H E S U N B Y PERlODICAL DIRECTION. I h e S u n is a n active significator i n every horoscope, naturally, t h e significator of honor a n d accidentally, of life and health. He being directed t o t h e conjunction, semi square, sqnare o r o p p o ~ i t i o n of Saturn o r Mars by his period of nineteen years, is decidedly clacgerons. H i s conjunction, sextile, trine t o J u p i t e r o r V e n u s i s fortunate. Of course everyone who has t h e S u n afflicted a t birth, every nineteen Scars has a s e r i o u ~illness or peculiar trouble, a s h e then returns t o liis r:tdical pl:~cc. I I

MEIZCURP BY P E R I O D I C A L DIIZECTION. Mercury over t h e planets o r square o r opposition t o Saturn o r Mercury is decidedly evil, and his passing t h e places of t h e Moon general1 causes journeys. I n otlier ~ e s p e c t st h e nature of t h e plane t h e passes must b e 'judged. V E N U S B Y PERIODICAL DIRECTION. V e n u s is benevolent, b u t i n a slighter nature than Jupiter; h e r arpects are worthy of notice, b u t are rather transitory.

MARS BY PERIOL>IC:AL I ~ ~ E C T I O N . Mars produces a variety of evils, a t the tirtlo as evil a s Saturn, b u t whereas those of Saturn are frequently anticipated and prolonged, for nearly six m o n t l ~ sbefore and after t h e actual state of the direction, s o those of Mars soon cease. T h e nature of his effects is similar t o the above, except in his nativities h e causes love intrigues, o r marriage when aspecting I'vIercury in his periodical circuit. I t is a singular and undeniable fact, that whosoever has Mars and V e n u s in aspect a t birth,is involved in a love affair in his nineteenth year. This is solely caused b y Mars returning t o his own place every nineteen years. J U P I T E R BY PElZIODICAL DIRECTION. J u p i t e r is, of course, as benevolent as t h e others are evil; over t h e S u n , which is once every twelve years, lie produces eminent friends, probperity, and honorable acquaintonce; over the Moon marriage o r gain by a woman; over V e n u s the same, over RIercury gain b y business; over Mars, in t h e male nativity, friends:in afeniale horoscope, courtship o r marriage; over Saturn renewal of old acquaintance. Hie effects are palpable, and is the cause why every twelfth year of life is found to greatly resemble each other in beneficial effects. S A T U R N B Y PERIODICAL IjIRECTION. Saturn b e i n g thus directed t o t h e radical place (or place a t birth)

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c ~ u s i n gc liscradit, loss of honor, iosscs of trade, a n d if tho S u n be H p l e g , severe illncss; to the Moon the evils a r e increased, a n d in addition t o them many deaths a n d troubles a m o n g s t relatives, a r e certain; t o Venus g r e a t trouble through women, disappointment through love affairs, etc., t o Mercury troubles ip business, through \vritings, youthful persons, etc., t o Mars accidents; a n d t o J u p i t e r losses of money. U R A N U S BY PEIEI0I)ICAL DIRECTION. U r a n u s always e ~ i ~ s the e z ~::?t~xpected,a n d a c t s very suddenly, causing journeys rn!::%t~.L"I:( c:ing t h e Moon's radix, o r in t h e 3 r d o r 9 t h house, and inh:iii::ocy i : ~ a a r r i a g e in 7th. 10th o r 1 s t house o r i n sir0n.g aspect t o Moon in a male/nativity, o r t o S u n in a female nativity. I n t h e 1 0 t h house b y direction U r a n u s is very much t h e same as Saturn, b u t not apparent unless Mars b y direction i s evil. Neptune's period is not apparent unless other prominent evil directions operate, then he causes disgrace, severe losses, e t ~ .

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Lunar Directions. Lunar or Secondary directions are those aspects which the Moon forms with the various planets in her daily motion around the Earth. Like all other directions, those of the Moon are calculated the same, starting from the hour of birth and calling each twenty-four hours one year, or twelve hours six months, two hours one month. The position of the Moon in the radix must be well considered, for if well aspected, then evil directions will have little ill effect. Likewise if badly aspected, the good directions cause little good. If well aspected in the radix, the aspects of the Moon by direction to Mercury, inclines one to study, and if in moveable signs. may cause a journey. To Venus or Mars, pleasant social events; and if single and of the proper age, the native will have a love affair and contemplate marriage;-or, if married, the birth of a child is indicated. T o Jupiter, increase of business, credit and honor. T o Saturn, friends among old people. To Uranus, travel is indicated and much mental activity. T o Neptune, original ideas, a desire to travel. If the Moon be badly aspected in the radix, good aspeots by direction cause little good, and evil aspects much annoyance; generally are contrary as given above. If the Moon rule the health, by being in the l s t , 7th, loth, or 1st half of the 11th houee, then an evil aspect of the Moon by direction, will cause ill health, particularly the aspect of Saturn or Mars. Jupiter seldom, if ever, causes ill health. Uranus often causes accidents, but there must be other testimonies to show it. If any plnnet be in the 3rd or 9th house, and in a moveable sign then all aspects of the Moon by direction, will cause a journey of some liind; or, if Uranus be in a moveable sign, all aspects of the Moon to Uranus from moveable or common signs, will cause journeys. Should the Sun or Moon be afflicted in the radix, all evil aspects to the Sun by direction, cause very evil results, sicknsss, loss of money, and various ills. The Moon on the cusp of a house of tho horoscope by direction, has an influence according to the significance of that house; or, if afflicted from any particular house, it refers directly to whatever the house may. T h u ~ I\/loon , in 3rd house afflicted, refers to brothers or sisters; more so if the Moon rules that house. If in tile loth, i t refers to the mother. or to children, if in the 5th. A Lunar direction operates from eight to twelve weeks, and her influence is increasd or modified by other directions.

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Generalities. E a c h sign of t h e zodiac has its own peculiar nature, and accordi n g t o t h e sign on t h e eastern horizon a t t h e time of birth, so will t h e native b e inclined. T h e personal description depends upon t h e first house, or all t h a t space between t h e cusp of ascendant a n d cusp of second house. Therefore, if a n y one is born with t h e last degrees of-Aries ascendins, h e o r s!lo will. have t h e Taurus clescription more than of Aries. T h e d e g r e e ascending, however, rules t h e mind, and all aspects of t h e planets should b? WL!! considered before g i v i n g judgment fully as t o mental ca;:c,,ity. T h e majority of authors on Astrology claim that T31e;cury and t h e Moon govern t h e mind, b u t t h e y should have said that all the planets govern t h e mind, a s each one has i t s individual influence; both Mercury and t h e Moon may b e void of aspect, a n d t h e d e g r e e ascending, well aspected b y J u p i t e r o r Saturn, will give exceptionally good abilities a n d capacity. I n judging aspects to t h e ascendant, d o not condemn a square o r opposition of a n y planet, as J u p i t e r o r V c n u s may b e in the fourth o r seventh house in square or opposition t o t h e ascending degree, which is decidedly favorable, alth'ough Rlars, Saturn o r U r a n u s in either of these places is decidedly evil except when well aspected. T h e s t u d e n t will generally g e t a n idea a t first, that Saturn, Uranus or Mars in t h e ascendant, is a decidedly evil testimony; b u t this is not true, unless t h e planet b e in its fall o r detriment and afllicted. Of course such a position h a s its detrimental effect, a s either of these planets within fifteen d e g r e e s of t h e ascendant, will cause eicbness of a marriage partner, even though well aspected. B u t Uranus in the ascendant, well aspected, indicates genius; Mars may give mechanical ability, a n d Saturn there often produces a n excellent doctor, chemist or one who is a n a d e p t i n occult science. I n j u d g i n g employment, you must consider t h e mental qualities, a s one wit11 a good mind will choose a business which a narrow mind would not. You should not assume t h a t because a certain sign ascends, t h a t the native will certainly choose something which belongs only t o t h a t sign. You should j u d g e whether t h e native i s a p a b l e of holcling t h e position, a n d will have t h e nece_ssary atuaition i m fit him for such a business or profession as t h e ascendant indicates. Generally when there are no planets in t h e : ~ n g l r s , (quarter signs of t h e horoscope), a s t h e ruler of t h e first a n d tenth house are

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FORMARRIAGE.--I first look t o t h e seventh house and its ruler, which is Mars. a n d a s Mars is not aspected b y V e n u s o r t h e S u n it does not indicate a very early marriage, particularly a s Venus forms no aspects t o a n y planet. T h e S u n also refers t o marriage, a n d b e i n g well aspected, indicates that marriage is not a failure with her b y a n y means, o r will not b e when she marries, which I j u d g e will not b e before her 31st o r 32d year, when t h e mid-heaven forms a n aspect t o V e n u s b y direction, H e r husband w o ~ l l db e described b y J u p i t e r in Libra, because this is t h e first aspect formed t o t h e Sun, although she will no doubt have love affairs with one described b y U r a n u s in Leo, a s t h e aspect is s o close. T O C A L C U I A T E THE T R A N S I T S . Chart No. 2, shows t h e planets placed on the birth d a y of 7901, t h e cusps of t h e houses are t h e same as a t t h e time of birth, and the planets are placed as t h e y are on this date. You will notice t h a t J u p i t e r and Saturn are transiting the third house of the horoscope. S a t u r n is nearly in square aspect t o t h e Sun,ancl Jupiter' s r a d i x . Mars is transiting t h e second house; Uranus is near t h e cusp of t h e third house, b u t still in t h e second. I n j u d g i n g t h e effect of a transit one must always consider t h e radix, a s a n evil transit will not produce evil results i n a horoscope where t h e radix is fortunate; therefore, t h e transit of Saturn i n square t o t h e radix of t h e S u n will cause little evil on aocouclt of J u p i t e r being well aspected t o the S u n in t h e radix. I consider t h e transits of planets through t h e third house of little importance except when psssing the radix of other planets. when they cause journeys, changes, etc., or a s t h e radix indicates. Chgrt No. 3, shows t h e primary directions or those which I consider t h e strongest of all. I n this chart I have calculated t h e direotions for the 28th year. I simply count each d a y of birth as o n e year, and make the chart for November l s t , 7:03 A. M., as,though t h e person was born on that d a y a n d a t t h a t hour. You will notice that t h e cusps of t h e houses have all rnoved ahead approximately one degree for each year; some of t h e planets are moved considerable and some of them b u t very little. I judffe t h e effect of each aspect in this chart a s though the person was born a t that time and would have the full effect of each aspect, except some slight modification according t o t h e radix of birth.

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A Forecast of Future Events. For this Irsson I will use t h e d a t e of a lady, born October 5th, 1874, '7:03 A. RI., Ipwa. First. I j u d g e t h e Celestial Periods, and must consider t h e radix. T h e Sun, J u p i t e r a n d Uranus being well aspected, evil aspects to these planets will cause no apparent evil, a n d all favorable aspects will cause some benefit. D u r i n g t h e coming y e a r ( h e r twenty-seventh year), U r a n u s i s trine t o i t s radix, and, is therefore, beneficial i n business and g e n eral affairs, a n d a s U r a n u s refers t o her mother, b y b e i n g in t h e tenth house, i t is beneficial t o her, principally i n a mental way, indicating a more contented period than usual. This period also denotes travel, etc. Between twenty-nine a n d thirty years of age, Saturn will complete i t s period, a n d be i n conjunction with i t s own radix; a n d being in evil aspect t o Mercury, will cause her much anxiety and worry; rather poor success in her business affairs, a n d will effect t h e mother somewhat o n account of being in t h e fourth house, approachi n g an opposition of Uranus. Mercury will complete i t s third period a t t h e 30th year, a n d coming square t o Saturn, will cause misunderstandings between her a n d friends, a n d considerable mental disturbance; will b e very restless a n d discontented.

To JUDGE THE TRANSITS. T h e transits of t h e planets over t h e cusps of houses a n d radix of t h e planets according t o their places b y clivection is more important, unless t h e radix of birth is very marked, b u t a s you must consider whether a planet o r a house is afilicted a t birth, and if not, their evil transits can d o no harm. I n this figure, I would calculate t h e transits according t o C h a r t 3, for t h e coming five years, allowing ono d e g r e e advance for cusps of houses, a n d t h e S u n , for each year. Mars will transit evil aspccta of t h e S u n a s follows: B'rom Sept. 1 0 t h t o 19th, 1901. F r o m Jan. 1 0 t h t o 20th,'1902. " Sept. 1 5 t h t o 23d, 1902. A u g . 1.4th, t o 24th, 1903. " J a n . 10th t o 20th, 1903. ' April 12th, t o 20th. 1904.


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O n account of J u p i t e r being well a s ~ ) e c t e dall , his transits should prove quite beneficial, although it can cause very little bonefit n,llilo passing through the fourth house. o n account of Saturn being therein, b u t in the seventh, tenth and first should cause a prosperous period. J u p i t e r will transit the seventh house d u r i n g 1005. Jupiter will transit t h e tenth house d u r i n g 1908-9. J u p i t e r will transit the first house d u r i n g I!)lL. A s J u p i t e r transits a trine of i t s own raJix from t h e first of April t o about May 15th, and d u r i n g Augnst, 1902, there will b e slight benefits i n business affairs.

T o caIculate L u n a r Directions, count each d a y after birth as one year, and notice what aspects t h e Moon will form with o t l ~ e r planets. Remember t o j u d g e what t h e effect will be accorc1ln;r to the house of t h e horoscope the Moon a n d planets aspcctctl are placed in, and according t o what house t h e Moon rules i n ti:e radix. I n this figure t h e Moon rules t h e tenth o r Iiouse of busir~esb,honor a n d profession, t h e mother a n d refers t o health. November l s t , 7:03 A. M., will b e t h e beginning of h ~ r:!S:l year. T h e Moon will form a conjunction with U r a r ~ u sin approximately t w o months from this date, a s t h e Moon moves about one d e g r e e a month by direction. A s this aspect occurs in a fixed sign, it will not necessarily cause a journey, b u t will cause slight changes in business affairs. T h e mother will b e sujec,t t o annoyznces, etc., a n d b e quite discontented. F i v s months from h e r birthday t h e Moon will b e sextile to .Jupiter, a n d one month later will bc trine t o Venus. These are vely good directions, indicating a prosperous and contented period, pieasant social affairs, benefits from friends, a good time t o bcgin new enterprises, make changes, eic. NOTE.-A L u n a r Di! ection oper:~tesabout twelve weeks, about six weeks before and after culmination, unless offset b y another L u n a r Direction.


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If t h e ascendant of the re:~olutiouary figure b e in square o r opposition to the radical ascendant the year will b e more or less evil one. If the same ascendant a s t h e radical one o r in good aspect thereto, a fortunate year is portrayed. If the Bth, 7 t h o r 12th house of t h e radix b e on t h e ascentlant a t t h e revolution, evil and indisposition a r e t o b e expected, and if t h e lords of these houses were afflicted a t birth, much misfortune will follow; also, if the 7 t h of the radix b e on t h e ascendant, contention and lawsuits. Mars, Saturn o r U r a n u s in t h e 1st. l o t h , 7th o r 4th, especially if they afflict t h e luminaries, will bring trouble. T h e reverse is shown b y an angular position of Venus a n d Jupiter, especially if in good aspect with t h e luminaries. . J u p i t e r i n tho 2 n d i n t h e revolution, particularly if Ile be lord of the 2nd in the radix, shows much pecuniary succe5s. This is increased b y good aspects. J u p i t e r o r Venus i n t h e place of t h e radical luminaries will b r i n g good fortune in connection with things signified b y t h e houses occupied by t h e luminaries. T h e lord of t h e radical second in tho l o t h of t h e revolution shows lucrative business transactions; i n the 4th, g a i n from t h e father a n d t h e acquisition of property; i n t h e 3 r d o r 9th, g a i n by science, kindred, letters a n d journeys. T h e afHiction of t h e luminaries i n angles b y t h e malefics portrays indisposition, bereavement a n d trouble. I n the 1 s t illness or accident; i n t h e l o t h loss of business o r employment; in t h e 7th, lawsuits o r domestic troubles; i n t h e 4th, loss of estate o r t h e father. T h c malefics o n t h e radical ascendant portray indisposition o r accidents. If the ascendant of t h e revolution b e t h e place of a radical malefic, troubles a n d illness are t o b e expected. T h e Moon on t h e radix ascending shows changes and journeys. T h e lord of t h e radical ascendant, if a benefic, on t h e ascendant o r M. C. of t h e revolution, brings a ~ u c c e s s f u lyear i n health o r business. If t h e radical horoscope is unfortunate, very f a v o r s b l ~indications i n the


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For Speculation. There i s n o d o u b t whatever t h a t t h e Heliocentric system shows t h e tendency of all speculative markets. T h e Geocentric system has a f e w indications which a r e of g r e a t value in forming a n opinion a t times, b u t without t h e Heliocentric system f o r speculation, t h e astrologer i s a s badly off a s h e would b e without his head. T w o conditions determine t h e course of t h e market. First, the position of t h e planets according to t h e s i g n s of t h e Zodiac and their aspects t o each other. Second, t h e aspects of t h e planets t o the radix o r positions a t t h e time a certain stock was placed upon the market o r incorporated. Thus, on F e b r u a r y 18th, 1850,-a t k e Chicago Board of T r a d e was incorporated. Place t h e planets

i n t h e ascendant. J u p i t e r in Libra i n s t r o n g aspect t o t h e ascenda n t causes rapid advances. J u p i t e r i n Scorpio, i n trine t o Cancer

contrary testimonies show otherwise. J u p i t e r in good aspect t o i t s own place, t h e Moon's o r Sun's place o r t h e places of o t h e r planets. m e r overlook a n evil a s p e s Thus: J n t h e radix o r wheat horoscope for F e b r u a r y 18th, 1859, the Moon is eighteen degrees of Virgo. Kow, if no evil planet forms an aspect t o this place a t t h e present o r f u t u r e time, all good aspects of J u p i t e r t o this place would cause a n advance, and on days when t h e Moon in its daily motion formed a n y aspect t o Jupiter, the mark e t would advance quiclily. B u t if Saturn o r Mars were in strong aspect (conjunction, square o r opposition t o Moon's radix, 18 of Virgo), then t h e aspect of t h e Moon would cause a decline.


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During the fall of 1890, Saturn has been transiting Sagittarius in equare to the hloonts radix, and has caused a decline, principally while Mars and Saturn were both square to the Moon's radix and Moon by t.ransit was passing one of the strong aspects. The good intlications are while the various planets are trine or sextile to i.lleir own radix, when Jupiter or Venus are in any aspect t o the radix or other planets, except Mars or Saturn. Jupiter and Uranus act together. Thos: If Jupiter is in a n y aspect to Uranus, and both in any good aspect to the Sun, Moon's o r Jupiter's radix, we g e t a very active bull market. Evil tendencies are when Mars o r Saturn are in strong aspect to the Sun's, Moon's or Jupiter's radix or in evil aspect to the ascendant, in Cancer, Libra, Capricorn or Aries. A new Moon coming in good aspect (Trine or Sextile), to any of the good planets, Jupiter, Sun, Venus or the Moon, favors a strong market. The terms of the planets, general aspects, ect., which are explained e~sewhere,explain considerable on daily tendencies. You should make several charts of the past year and judge from i t what the market should do, then examine the records and see if You can use past records as well as future ones, and run no risks whatever, and g e t just as good practice as you would when waiting day by day for markets.

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Aphorisms, Those t h a t h a r e t h e Luminaries unfortunate in A n g l e s will b e a p t to commit suicide. Those that have Saturn in Opposition to J u p i t e r will never enjoy peace, a n d those that have t h e 1)ragon's Tail with J u p i t e r , will seldom b e rich. Fixed signs g i v e learninq, with the exception of Scorpio; Common signs, manners a n d conversation, with t h e exception of Virgo: a n d moveable signs, riches, with the exception of ('apricorn; whence i t appears that those a r e bad nativities that have all t h e planets in Virgo, Scorpio or Capricorn. H e that hath t h e Moon in Taurus, in t h e second, separating from t b e Square o r Opposition of Jupiter, a n d applying t o a trine of t h e S u n shall obtain very considerable riches. W h e n the Moon i s in Scorpio in square of Saturn i n Leo, o r i n opposition to him when he is partially i n Taurus, the native rarely has either wife o r children. If Saturn b e in Aquarius, h e will b e a mere woman-hater. If t h e Dragon's Tail b e with Saturn in square of t h e Moon, a n d she cadent, t h e native will b e consunlptive, especially if from a n a n g l e ; b u t if besides i t b e in square t o t h e 1,ord of t h e Ascendant, h e will b e siclrly a n d infirm all the days of his life, and if such aspect happens in o r from t h e s ~ x t hhouse, s o much t h e worse, H e that has Mars i n his Ascendant ehall b e exposed t o m a n y d a n gers, and commonly receives, a t some time, a g r e a t scar o r c u t o n his face. Mercury mixing his Lealns with Mars, is a great argument of a violent death. W h e n V e n u s and ,Jupiter shall be in t h c setenth, tho Moon beholding them i n her own dignities, a n d t h e Dragon's H e a d joined with them o r with Mercury, t h e native sh:~llg e t il g r e a t estate b y means of his wires. T h e Moon full of light in conjunc*tionwit11 Mare, malres the native t o h e counted a fool; but if she be void of ! i g l ~ tand with Saturn, he is so indeed. W h e n J u p i t e r shall b e in the tenth in trine of Mars, a n d strong; and the S u n with t h e Dragon's ITcctl, c r d t! c K c o n with CLTLeonis; such native though t h e eon c-! the ~ n e a n e s peasant, t shall b e wonderfnlly exzlted.

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Definitioll of Terms Used. Arillctecl - I n aspect (evil) to a n ecil planet.

A r c -'i'he tlrttance between t w o points in t h e heavens.

r&L.Pntl;~nt- 'l'he ?:istern l-iorizon a t a certain time.

iisoensit,n--'l'l~e d ~ s t a n u ea planet i s froin t l ~ efirat d e g r e e of Aries. 1Zc >ieged - B r t w r r n t w o pl;tnets and in aspect t o both. I3onrhcs T l ~ egoocl pl:~nets.

I3arrt.n I ;nfruitful.

Cusp T h e b r g i n n i n q of a house o r sign.

Conjunction-VC'itlm s c r e n degrees of exact aspect.

I)eclination- T h e tlistancta of a planet north o r south of equator.

Tl~rection- -7'lie d i s t a n ~ t bet~.r.en ? t w o planets o r a planet a n d cusp.

of a sign.

illecante- T e n iiecrrees 5 Detriment T h e sign opposite t h e house of a planet.

Dragons' Head--The north node of Moon.

Uragons , rI. all--The south node of Moon. Dignity-When a planet i s i n i t s own house o r exalted.

Exalted- A planet i n t h e n e x t stronger house than its own.

Ele\gation- H i g h e s t in t h e heavens.

F:lce-Five d e q r e e s of a siwn. a. ' each s i g n has six faces.

F a l l -In t h e i i q n following ~ t osw n houso.

IIyleg- T h e S u n , Moon o r abcendant.

Infortunes-Tlle e\ il planets- Liars, Saturn, Uranus.

I,uminaries---The S u n a n d Bloon.

JZalrfice--The r \ il p l a n ~ t s .

Mid-heaven TI18 tclntb house, t h e point directly overhead.

hlcridisn - S a m e a s tenth house.

Kode-- T h e point where a n y planet crosses t h e p l a n e of ecliptic.

Orb---When t v o plt~netsare within aspc~ct,they a r e within orb.

Oriental- W h e n a y1;tnt.t is east of t h e mid-heaven.

Occidental - - W h e n a plariet i s west of t h e mid-heaven.

O r d c r of Honses They rank ss follows: l s t , l o t h , 4th, Yth, l l t h ,

Oth, Pd, 6th, a t h , fith, 3d, 12th. Peregren- H a v i n g no dignity. lZatlix o r Radical- T h e root, figure for a certain time. ltetroqratle \t'hrn a i ~ l a n e appctrrs t t o g o backward. Lteception-Mlcn t1,o pl:~netsare In e.lcil otller's houses.

Separation-- W h e n one planet leCl+es:mother.

higniticator- ?'he ruler of a. house.

'rcrrns- All rs5rnti:~ldignlty. ( P e e terms of planets). 'I'ril)licitjr--Tt~cxre are f o u r triplicities,-E'lery, E a r t h y , Airy and W . ~ t e r y s, o cnllcd because i n trine aspcut. Trine- 120 dcqrees. Void of Course-Forming no aspect in t h e sign it is in.

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I N ARIH:S, which is a movable fiery sign, governed b y Mars, makes rapid g r o w t ! ~and abundance of straw a n d tops, according as t h e Moon is new o r old. I N TAURUS, which i s a fixed, earthy sign, governed b y Venus, will d o good for all root crops of quick growth. I NGEJIINI, which is a barren sign, will not m a k e a good growth. This is a good time t o stir t h e soil and s u b d u e all noxious weeds. . INCANCER,which is a watery, fruitful, movable sign, germinate quickly. I t is favorable t o g r o w t l ~a n d i n s ~ i r e sa n abundant yield. IN LEO, whlch is n barren, fiery sign, will die, as i t is onIy favorable t o t h e destruction of noxious growth. Trim no trees or vines when t h e Moon o r E a r t h is in Leo, for they will surely die. IN VIRGO, which is also a barren sign, die, as i t is unfavorable to growth of seed o r transplanting. I s LIIIRA, which is a strong, movable sign, show good effect. Seed p1:lrlcetl a t this time produces vigorous pulp, growth and roots, n n d a reawnable amount of grain. Ix S c o ~ r ~ r owhich , is a fruitful, watery sign, does well, it is next best after Cancer for producing effects. 1.r 8 \(;IrTAKIUS, which is a fiery, masculine sign, will not d o well, as it is not very favorable time t o plant or transplant. 1,v C ~ r ~ ~ t r c ~whirh o n x , is a m o i ~ and t movable sign, will produce a rapid growth of pulp, talli is o r roots, b u t not much grain. I X A ~ r ~ z ~ r which n s , is a n airy, masculine sign, is thrown away, as i t will not grow well. IN PISC'E~, wllich is a fruitful, watery, feminine sign, wiil produce excellent results and is the third best s i g n f o r producing the fruits of the Earth. Tho airy signs a r e t h e best to Ilarvest in. T h e fiery arb second best. Never gather fruit, grain o r \ t ~ ~ e t a l ~ in l e the s watery signs or new of t h e R/Ioon, a s they will surely d e c ; ~ yor sprout. J u s t before full Moon is t h e best time t o gather for shipping.


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Signs for Planting Purposes, Aries has b u t one quality o l value for planting purposes, i t is a moveable sign, causing seed t o come u p cluiolily and g r o w r a ~ ) i d l y , yieldix~gabundant straw or p u l p grov;tl~o f roots, b u t o w i n g ::to i t s relation t o the S u n which occupics i t frc,~il ?.I:LI.,.II20? i u April >!0, i t falls behind the S u n a n d conseqlaently it is c)c:ci!ltjetl by the 3jo:)n i n its o l d o r last ztages, d u r i n g t h e p1aiitii:g kensc:i, in Korth I.atitude. I t s other effects are b y rt?fleation in cca:iti-..ations, I t 13:ing a fiery sign is not considered as good being g o l e r n u d by Idlars. T a u r u s governed b y Venvs has but one q~aIi!y, an earthly sign. Potatoes a n d most crops a r c belisved to d o \veil under this sign. Gemini is governed b y 3Iercury ancl as t h e infiucncc of hlercury is barrenness, the sign is barren and is only good for t h e purpose of cultivating t h e soil and t o s o b d u e noxious growth. Mercury per. . tains to the air. hence an ;ury sign. Cancer governed b y the Moon, has its good influence. At, t h e Moon is credited b y all as governing t h e water, all consult t h e Moon for a knowleclge of the tides, s o that a n y t h i n g planted with t h e Moon in that s&n partakes of the pecilliarities of t h e Moon, which enables i t t o assimilate moisture beyond t h e qualities of other signs, l t ie also fruitful a n d movable. Here. then, w e have all the qualities combined, acquiring moisture ancl withstanding t h e drouth. Movable causing t h e seed t o germinate quickly, grow rapidly a n d fruitfully, insuring an abundant yield; it also has the trine aspect of Scorpio and Pisces, the opposition of Capricorn, ancl t h e square of Aries ancl Libra. KO o t h e r s i g n is s o favorably situated, while t h e s e other signs have t h e reflection of Cancer ; it is said, '" strean] can rise no higher than itssource." s o these other signs are bounded b y their own limits. Leo, governed b y tho Sun, being a barren fiery sign, is t h e best sign f o r destroying noxious growth. W h e n occupied b y t h e Moon, this sign partains t o the heart, a n d i t [nay b e well t o digress here enough to say that when t h e Moon occupies this sign, and especially tliose hours this sign and t h e Moon are rising a r e a1waj.s a critical time, W e find that records for more than 4,000 years have laid down the following: 6 i P i e r c e not with iron that part of the body which nlay b e governed b y t h e sign actually held b y t h e Moon." Claudius Ptolemy, in his contiloquy, also affirms this; s o does Cardan. U T e have not read af a n operation where t h e patient died on t h e operating table i n t h e last thirty years that i t was not in violation of this law; with Moon in L e o c u t n o part of the bocly, trim as


trees, etc. Virgo, governed by Mercury, is a barren earthy sign. Mercury's effect, as in Gemini is barren and damaging to the earthy quality; it has some good effect. Libra, governed by Venus, has a good effeot, and it being a movable sign its effeot is to produce strong, vigorous, pulp grows of straw, or roots and a reasonable amount of grain. I t has the aquare of Cancer and Capricorn, and the opposition of Aries. Scorpio, governed by Mars, is a fruitful, watery sign, has the trine of Cancer and Pisces, the square of Capricorn and opposition of Taurus, and is the next best sign after Cancer, for productive effect. Sagittarius, governed by Jupiter, the great electric disseminator, is a fiery sign. The last half of this sign is said to be somewhat fruitful. Capricorn, governed by Saturn, which, like the Moon and Venus disseminate moisture and hold relation to them, is opposite to Cancer, in trine to Taurus and square to Libra, (it is also in square to Aries) and like these signs and their lords, it is a moist and movable sign; is also earthy and is in trine to the other earthy signs and produces rapid pulp growth of straw, stalks, or roots and a reasonable amount of grain. Aquariua is accredited to Uranus, but partakes of the nature somewhat of Mercury, yet is like Uranus, an airy sign in trine to the airy signs and are called the airy triplicities, as the fire s i g n d r i e s , Leo and Sagittarius, are in trine and called the fiery triplicities. Pisces, governed by Jupiter, is a fruitful watery sign. Here we s e n t r i c efforts, as, & & ithunder n and in rain," while in Sagittarius he is shown as in drouths and electric fires; this is the third best eign for producing the fruits of the earth. c

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Weather. Signs. Even the Lest ~)roplletsfail a t times in forecasting the weather. A l l of us learn from observation, form a n opinion which proves to b e correct for a time, then suddenly find that their rule needs revising - somewhat. T h e followitlg indications a r e t h e result of many pears of ob:-c I-vation, t h c reader nlay b e atr~letd add t o the111 o r ]nay find eoi~lc vqhii.!~may need revising- sotilevhat. T o forecast the season, you sl~oulcltake the time to t h e ex'lct minute t'iat the S u n e n t e n Arie\. T o forecast tlle month, t a k e thc. tirnc. of the new Moon. Ertxct the figure o r l ~ o r o ~ c o pwith e the twelve cusps of the h o u s ~ sa n d the planets piaced in their respecti1 u signs of the %odi:ic and houses of t h e horoscope. .Judge tlle t e n ~ p e r d t u r efrorn the n5pects wht(11 tho S u n will form to the karioL.5 planets d u r i n g the se:iGon o r nlonth. ?Lrlien there are no aspects. t l i ~first aspect formed ~nlruedlntelyaftcr tlw Sun enters Aries or ;L new Moon is fornled, sho\\s whnt t!ltb t e ~ n p e r a t u r ewill be. Before d o i n q this, you should learn c.arefufly the nature of each sign, as each planet will have, to a g r e a t extent, the nature of tlle sign it is i n a t the time, thus:'l'ar~rlrs,is cold, dry. quiet. Aries is hot, d r y and windy. Cancer is cold, wet. quiet. , Gemini is hot, moist, 1%-~ndy. Virgo is cold and dry. L e o is hot a n d dry. Libra is hot, moist, windy. Scorpio is cold ant1 wet. Capricorn is colt1 ancl dry, Sagittarius is hot and dry. Pisces is cold a n d wet, Aquarius is Ilot ant1 moist. Each planet ta!ies ttic nature o f t h e sign it is in, but ~nodifiesthe natnre of t l ~ esign sliqhtlr.. T h u s : AIt~rcury antl Jloon arc. nt.utr;li, taking the nature of tlle planet they ;\',pect. 'I'l~e S u n is 110t ant1 (IT:. i'tanns is cool ;inti 111oist. . I n i ~ i t r ris Irot ; ~ r ~1110ist. rl Af;rrs is 11ot and dry. a Yr.lnus is cold a n d 111oiut. Saturn is cold and dry. h'eptune cold and wet. W l ~ i c h e v a rplanet is nearest in aspect to t h e S u n a s i t cnters Aries, Cancer, Libra o r Capricorn will show t h e t c ~ ~ n p e r ~ i t uand re moisture of t h a t quarter, accordinq to the nature of the siqn and planet aspected. and t h e nature of thi. s i g n w h i ~ his on t h e horizon a t the minute t h e S u n enters the quarter. Care i ~ i u s tb e taken in g e t t i n g t h e exact degree ascending as there is a difierent d e g r e e for S u n enters Cancer .rune 21\t. 3:30 P. cach 100 miles. Thus:-The 1\1.1900, central standard time. T h e I l t h degree o f Fct rpio will bc ascendingat Chicago; the S u n will be o p p o ~ i t eSaturn in (',a p r '~ c o r n , Moon in Taurus. This indicates a cool. most quarter, very favorable for t h e crops. h'o doubt there will b e hot weather a s is customary a t this time of the year, but t h e average should b e cooler than usual. J

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Horary Astrology. Holz~av ASTROLOGYis the art of foretelling events from the position of tl113 heavenly bodies a t the time a question is seriously p r o p ~ u n d e d , or when an individual may be anxious about any ii~lportantmatter, the result of any business, o r any circumstance ~ I tw hhich one may be connected with, and if the individual is not ril artist Ij:ii~colf,he may, by following the rules as herein given, ~ + i : oslieh qupstions as come within the jurisdiction of Judicial r - ~ s i e >anJer:to~d, t end of great advantage to mankind. It i s necessary forfho stndent of Horary Astrology to be perfectly i ,.::;liar c ith tile nature of each sign of the Zodiac, and each planet of our s j s i ~ ~ r n A . lso, the rulers of Louses, the dignities of the planets as -+,ell as their detrimeat and fall, the various aspects, etc., a!! of nr!:ish has previously been given. T n m-ke a horary figure, you proceed exactly as you would to erect a horosc,>l)eor nativity. All that is necessary is an ephemeris which gives the positions of the plrtnetc for the time the question ie propounded. and n table of houscs, which can be found in White's Ephemeris, for the current year. I N A,US\ITERIXG QUESTIONS. The artist should answer all questions from the exact minute when he or she is asked the question, or if the question is asked by lettar, then use the time when you actually read the question. Before judging a question, see that the time is favorable for such. Thus: Saturn in the 7th house of the question will spoi! the judgment of the artist. Mars in the mid-heaven will give the artist discredit. The first two or last two degrees of a sign ascending show the question is not radical. The Dragon's Tail in the ascenda n t shows the querent i s not sincere, and may b e attempting to deceive the artist. W h e n a question is asked, you must take i t for granted that no more is meant than is asked, aud not attempt to answer questions of your own; everything, however, if sincerely asked, may be answered by the same figure.

Signification of the Twelve Howses. FIKST I-IOCSE.

Answers questions concerning the state, health, circumstances, accidents, mind, form, aad stature of the querent, journeys of children, friends of brethren, and the success of any enterprise. SE( Oh 1) I I O L bE.

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Answers questions on brethren, neighbors, short journeys, removi n g of manufactures, brothers, sisters, cousins, rumors, epistles, o r letters, children of friends, sickness of liii~gs,friends of children, private enc:ilies of fathers, messengers, childlen's t r a d e a n d honor, churches, clerks, l o n g journeys of lovers, husband o r wife, sects, dreams, mutations, chxlrches and t h e trade of servants. FOCi',lH

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Solves questions concerning fathers, land, houses, estatos, towns, cities, castles. entrcnchmon-ts, hidden treasures, gardens, orchartis and fields. I t d c ~ l o t e st h e house o r tenement of t h e qucrent, a n d t h e istue of eyery unclertaking; d e a d men's goods, substance of brethren, children of private enemies, purch2sing o r h i r ~ n gland, trade of husbands; t h i n g s mislaid. FIFTH HOUSE.

Answers questions relating t o children, pregnancy, health of sons and daughters, personal effects of fathers, success of messengers and ernbassadors, ammunition o r s t r e n g t h of a place beseiged, pleasure, charters, lotteries, brethren of brethren, d e a t h of monarchs, private enemies of servants, clubs, hills, our second brother o r sister, and a person'g first child, betting, horse and foot racing, games, dancings, music a n d merriment. SIXTlI HOUSE.

Resolves questions t h a t appertain t o servants, small cattle, t h e recovery of a sick person, t h e real s t a t e of t h e diseasq, w h e t h r r of a l o n g o r short duration; particulars rolating t o uncles, aunts, kindred of t h e father's side, stewards, tenants, shepherds, farmers, substance of children, brethren of fathers, death of friends, l o n g journeys of monarchs, private enemies of wives, d a y laborers, a n d brethren o r sister's short journeys. SEVENTII HOUSE.

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Answers questions concerning deaths, legacies, wills, propert,y of a partncr, wife, husband o r eneniy; labor, sorrow, brethren of scrvants, sickness of brethren, dowry of wife o r husband, substance of a second brother o r sister, o r of a public foe. NIS'YlI I I O U S E .

Solves all questions concerning the safety, profit a n d success of voyages and travels; clergy, benefice,^, preferment i n t h e church, advowsons, success of books, insurance, science a n d learning; kind r e d of wives, i ~ e a l t hof fathers, children of servants, o r tenants; o u r grandchildren, our third c l ~ i l d a, n d o u r fourth brother a n d sister.

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Answers inquiries conceriing kings, nobles, nlagistrates a n d masters; honor a n d preferment if attainable; t h e gaining of office, appointment o r employment. I t clencaies t h e luotller o r father-inlaw of t h e q u e r e n t ; t h e busines.3 for which a man is most fit, s u b stance talren away b y thieves, clliiclrc~nof servants, private enemies of friends, lawyers, sielrness of cllildren generally, g a i n s b y l o n g journeys o r b y arts and sciences. l<l.l~:VEh-'rll lIoLis:<.

Answers inquiries relative to friencls, hope, trusts, flatterers, expectance o r dasiro; perfidy of friends, : ~ n ~ b a s s a d o rasn d advisers, tlle substance of n~onarclis; sickness of servants, death of fathers, eneniies of cliildren, o u r brotller o r sister's l o n g journeys, o u r enemies' enemies, our fifth brother o r sister. TTVE1.F'l'II 11O(-Si.:.

Answers questions concerlling t r i b i l l ~ t i o n sorrow, , aflliction, imprisonment, persecutio~l, nialice, secret e~:clnic,s: suicide, treason, assassination, l a r g e cattle, relations on the mother's side, banished persons, t h e substance of friends, sieliness of wives o r llusbnnds, d e a t h of cllildren, trade of bretllren, 'ulnslll:emy, fcctue of u n i n ~ a l s previous t o birth, servants' enemies, nioil~cr'sfirst brotlicr o r sister, short journeys of mothers, o r ~ u a s t c ro r ~i~isi,ri.ss.


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Health. Wil1:my health continue good? T h e weak parts of t h e body; A m I likely t o b e aflicted b y a n y dangerous o r chronic Jiseaees? W i l l a sick friend recover? about t h e probable duration of life, and kind of ill health t o b e expected. T h e ruler of t h e l t h house and t h e Moon rtrles these questions a n d all related t o this house. If y o u find t h e ruler of t h e 1st house well aspected and strong i n t h e figure, a n d t h e Moon also s t r o n g a n d w e l l aspected you may conclude t h a t n o ill health is impending, that t h e constitution i s strong; b u t should y o u find them afflicted and weak you may expect ill health o r bodily weakness affecting that p a r t of t h e body where t h e rulers and afflicting plane n t s a r e located. Evil planets i n t h e 1 s t house a r e detrimental t o health unless t h y a r e well aspected b y t h e S u n a n d Moon. Mars in t h e 1 s t and afflicting t h e S u n o r I\loon threatens acciclents, hurts, wounds, etc., Uranus, d a n g e r b y machinery, falls by public bodies, etc., Saturn, d a n g e r from animals, smothering, etc. F o r t h e health of parents, brothers, friends, etc., proceed i n t h e same manner b u t use iho Moon a n d ruler of the house representing such parties. T h e 6th house is t h e house of sickness, therefore t h e ruler of t h e 1 s t afllicted therein shows sickness, a n d if afflictecl in

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urn l'overty; Uranus, Moon and Venus generosity. Jupiter, Venus or ruler of the 1st herein, well aspected indicates good fortune in money mattere, but if aflicted the reverse. 8i1ould the Sun and Moon be afflicted such parties seldom acculnulate any amount of money. I n loaning money the ruler of the 2nd should not be afflicted o r weak and no evil planets in the 2nd o r aillicting its cusp, and the same with borrowing. If the question refers to the father's finances then look to the 5th house or 2nd fl.0~1the 4th; if the mother's choose the 11th or 2nd from the loth, and so on for other parties. For recovering debts look to the ruler of the 1st and 2nd for the party inquiring and to the 7th and 8th for the debtor. If you find the rulers of the 7th and 8th etrong and aspecting the ruler of 1st and 2nd in indicates that the party will pay, but if the ruler of the 8th be afflicted his finances are low and he may not be able to pay, while if the ruler of the 7th or 8th afflict the 1st or 2nd, i t indicates that the debtor does not intend to pay. F o r collecting wages look to the 10th and 11th houses and their rulers. QL'ESTIONS O F THE TIIIRI) IIOUSE. Tliis house and its ruler refers to brothers, sisters, neighbors, etc., and if the ruler thereof be fortunate and strong you may conclude that such parties are in fortunate conditions, not wanting in the necessities of life, but if the ruler oY the 3rd be approaching an aliliction there is soon to be a turn in the tide of fortune; its nature isshown from the character and location of the aMicting planct. Repcxts and runlors also belong to this house and when hearing a report and you find the ruler of t h e 3rd and the Moon well aspected you may conclude that the report in most respects is truo, but if they are afiiioted then judge the reverse. This house and its ruler rule short journeys, ancl such planets thercin as the Moon, Mercury ancl Uranus shows a dissatisfied nature, desiring to be -- 103 -


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T h e 5th house rules matters pertaining t o childran, speculation, risky ventures, a n d all questions concerning speculation. If you find t h e ruler of t h e 5 t h s t r o n g a n d well aspectedand g o o d planets in t h e 5th a n d s t r o n g it indicates that such persons can make by speculation o r b y risky enterprises, b u t if Mars, t h e Sun. Moon, V e n u s U r a n u s o r Saturn a r e in t h e 5 t h a n d weak,such parties should beware of speculation. Many planets i n this sign shows a desire to speculate, especially s o with Jupiter, Uranus, and Mars b u t if t h e y a r e weak one will generally lose. Matters referring t o children a r e much t h e same. If Saturn, t h e S u n o r M a r s b e located in this house and affficted i t denotes t h a t children will not b e s t r o n g a n d if t h e aspects a r e approaching there is ill fortune i n store for them according t o tlie nature of t h e afiiction. Good planets in t h e 5th a n d s t r o n g indicates good fort u n e with children, good health a n d a l o n g life.

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Jupiter. Venn?, Jloon a n d Surl strongiy pl::ced i~ this house shows good success in hanilling suclr l i t e stock a s is ruled by this house. Q ~ ~ ' s l l 0 S0 81 p I i l E SlEVENlII lIOC4X.

T h e 7th house and its ruler must b e considered in all questions, a s i t i s opposite t h e I s t , it rules adversaries, public enemies, part. ners, a n d also represents t h e irlarriage partner. T h e r u l e r of the :st herein 2nd amicted shows much opposition in life. I n questions of lav,suits i t i s b e t t e r t o have t h e evil planets amicting the 7th and its ruler, a s t h e 7th rules the adversary. T h e ruler of the 1 s t in t h e 7 t h ancl a movable s i g n shows that one t o b e very ~ h i l n g e a b l e . G o o d planets i n tho 7th and s t r o n g shows success and harmony in marriage life. J u p i t e r herein and s t r o n g shows financial qain by marriage, good success public enterprises, partnership ant1 many influential frends. Saturn weak i n t h e 7 t h either indicates no marriage a t all or coctinual inhnrmony a n d t h e d e a t h cf t h e marriage partner; Mars Fiero and weak shows continually inharnlony, fighting a n d quarreling in domestic relatiocs; Ur.~:lus here shows more t h a t one marriage, jealousy a n d often much cause for it. QUE'~,I:OXL, OF T H E : E ~ G I I T IIOUSE. This house and its r ~ ~ l represents es inheritance, property of t h e wife : ~ n dis said t o b e t h e house of death. T h e ruler of t h e first herein a n d badly affiictecl shows a violent death, according t o t h e n.iture of tho affliction a n d t h e plxnet causing it. Evil planets in this 11ouse showe t h a t the person asking t h e question u i l l never lcherlt money ; if g o o d planets a r e located herein b u t affiicted one r 1,1y have money d u e 'them b u t will never g e t it. Jupiter, S u n <,r C'cnrls llere ant1 s t r o n g indicates favorable f o r a n inheritance a n ~ nl natural death. QUT.:STIOXSO F 'TITI3 XI>..! 11 IIOUSE. TLis house refers t o long journeys, rclii<ion, science, brothers a n d 2istt.r. of tlac wife. Jupiter, t h e S u n or .\l,>orl llcrein a n d well as~>c(.te:linc?ic.ates n pious nsitare, b u t if afliicbted ilieir belief is unrl,~,.id\.il in all things. Uranus, Mercury o r K e p t u n e 01. in t h e 9th a n d btronq shows love for the occnlt : ~ ~ qootl t l ahi1it;y in such. S.!turn herein ~ t ~ o w lo! s e for tlrr $!Id yxrlons. G m n u s , &Icon . _ * _. , * -.o r !$'ereury herein s h o u s lonq ,joorncv* if tire fjoute be movable, v!ii!e if t h e ruler b e badly afll;c+rd Ilercin by the 8 t h i t indicates c1e:~thi n a foreiyn country. Good pl:~n.,th h,~:in nnci well aspected s i l o ~ v slearning ancl advancement i n i c l c ~ u eb u t c;il planets here s1:o:vs t h e reverse. Saturn. N,I~,-. o r the S c n bqtlly n!l!ictcil llerein

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Tlle 1 0 t h house is n e x t i n importance t o t h e 1 s t a s i t rules honora, profession and general g o o d fortune. If good planets a r e strongly placed in this house t h e native will enjoy t h e best of life on all occasions, b u t if Saturn b e placed here i t i s s u r e t o bring one t o poverty, a n d t h e good coming from such questions is not lasting. J u p i t e r o r t h e S u n here and well aspected is t h e most fortunate position that can possibly b e had, a s i t indicates continual good fortune, financial success, many valuable friends a n d a high position in life. Mars here a n d aMicted will b r i n g dishonor a t some time in life, s o with Venus, Moon o r Sun. U r a n u s i n t h e 10th shows adaptability a n d one t h a t can make a showing a t anyt h i n g they undertake, b u t i t seems quite impossible for them t o accumulate money. Good planets here shows success i n g e t t i n g employment, lawsuits, etc., evil ones t h e reverse. T h i s house rules masters a n d thoss w h o employ labor; therefore should t h e ruler of t h e 10th be i n g o o d aspect t o t h e ruler of t h e 1 s t i t shows harmony between employer a n d employe. If t h e ruler of t h e 10th b e in good aspect i t shows success i n collecting wages, b u t if amicting, t h e reverse. S e e 2nd house also for collecting debts, a n d use t h e 10th and 1 1 t h i n same manner a s 7 t h a n d 8th.

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T h i s hollae refers t o friends, a n d if g o o d planets a r e situated i n t h e 11th one may expect much assistance from friends, success i n tursting important matters with friends, and much valuable assistance through life. Saturn, Mars o r Mercury afflicted here shows deceitful a n d undermining friends a n d it i s not well t o trust them.

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This house refers t o secret enemies, secret opposition, sorrow-$, imprisonnient, and is siad by some t o rule l a r g e animals, etc. If p o d planets a r e well placecl it shows good succes i n stock raising. and fcw if a n y secret enemies. T h e S u n afliicted herein indicates d a n g e r of imprisonment, particularly if the aspect is approaci~ing,. Mars afflicted shows quite t h e same. Jupiter, Uranus o r Mercury afAictz.l hercin sl:ows trouble in religiolis matters. Jupiter, Venur, Noon or S u n strongly placed in this hucse shows ~ o s e c r e enemi-:,, t a n d no indications of imprisonment. $Tars o r Satnrn afflicting tho S u n o r Moon i n this house often shnws hurts by large animals, suoll a s horses, cattle, wild beasts, etc., y:i~ticularly if t h e aspects are approaching, b u t if past t h e event should have taken place. G o c d


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In the 1st-12iches and good fortune. 111 the 2nd- Wealth and prosperity. I n the 3rd-Gain by traveling or neighbors. In the 4th-- Legbcies and riches by the father. In the 5th-Naturally denotes riches by gaming, and youthful pelsons. In the 6th-&Iches by illferior persons or small beasts. Ln the '7th-Riches by marriage, or public business. I n the 8th-ltichrs by legacies, or by the dead. In the 9th-- Wealth by religion or long journeys, and science. In the 10th-Wealth by trade or merchandise, or the government. i n the 11th--Money by friends. I n the 12th-Gain by great cattle or secret arts. BLLXl< O F THE TIIIRi) IIOUSE.

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journeys and removals. I n the 2nd-Riches by the same. I n the 3rd-Gain by the brethren and peregrinations. 'Pn the 4th-Traveling for possessions or estate. In the 5th-Pleasant journeys. Ln the Citkl-Sickness through journeys. I n the '7th --Denotes marriage by traveling. I n the 8th-Death while traveling. In the 9tt1-- Extensive journeys. In the 10th-Mercantile or professional journeys. In the 11th-Good friends while absent. I n the 12th-Danger of enemies, and imprisonment while traveling; and denotes his brethren or kindred to be deceitful. ilCLElZ O F T H E FOCRTII HOUSE.

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I n t h e 1st-Sickness through himself. I n t h e 2nd--Loss of money b y servants or sickness. I n the 3rd--Sickness in his short journeys. I n the 4th-Loss of inheritance, ancl wastefa1 do~nestics. I n t h e 5th--Sickness b y inte~nperance,a n d sicltly children, I n t h e 6th-Good servants o r domestics. I n t h e 7th-Public lawsuits with servants, and sickness. I n the 8th-Dangerous illness; death of servants, o r small beasts. I n the 9th-Sickness while traveling. I n t h e 10th-Sickness through some disgrace. I n the 11th-Sickness among- friends, o r in his family. I n the 12th-lmprisonment o r private enemies, b y servants. lLULElt 01.' TIIE S3:VEN'I'II

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I n t h e 1st-Public eneniies a t hand, or marriage. I n t h e 2ndopponent^ among brethren Gain b y marriage. I n t h e 3rd-I'uhlic a n d neighbors. I n the 4th-An estate by rllarriage. I n t h e 5thA quarrelsome family, o r loss by speuulat~on. I n the Otil- A s i ~ k l y is fortunate i n wife a n d evil disposed servants. I n t h e 7th-Be lawsuits. In the 8tl1-Money by marriage, b u t 119 will lose his wifc. I n t h e 9th-A marriage with a female from a far distant land, anti contentions with religious persons. I n t h e 10th-An honorablt: wife, b u t rival:! of his profession. I n tlro 11th-Public opponents among his friends. I n the 12th-An unhappy marriage, jealousy a n d vexation.

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I n t h e 1st-He is likely t o travel. I n t h e 2nd--Riches by eea, o r some particular science, o r t h e church. I n the 3rd-The q u e r e n t ecclesiastical i n will soon travel o r remove. I n t h e 4th-Denotes heritance. I n t h e 5th-Denotes a person given t o free living. I n t h e 6th--Sickness through traveling. I n t h e 7th--Public enelllies a m o n g religious o r sea-faring persons. In t h e 8th-Persecution concerning religion. Death of the wife's lrindred. I n the 9tl1--T h e querent will b e a traveler. I n t h e 10th-Distant preferment b y means of his merit. I n t h e 11th-Hc will b e fortunate in voya g e s a n d journeys. I n t h e 12th-Infinite vexation while traveling.

zumn OF TIIE TENTII IIOUSE. I n t h e 1st-Denotes honor or preferment a t hand. I n t h e 2ndRich b y industry o r trade. I n t h e 3rd-Respect a m o n g lrindred a n d neighbors. I n t h e 4th-Denotes honor and good estate. I n the 5th-Honor through speculatiou, a u d children born t o g r e a t respectability in life. I n t h e 6th-Loss of credit a n d sickness. '. I n the 7th-Honorable connection b y marriage. I n t h e 8th-Gain by legacies o r lawsuits. I n t h e 9th-Honorable voyages. . I n t h e 10th- Eminent glory a n d renown. I n t h e 11th-Noble o r eminent friends. I n t h e 12th-Secret vexation loss of honor. RULER O F T H E ELEVE&-TI1

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I n t h e 1st-Friends and supporters a r e t o b e expected. I n the 2nd-By friends h e will increaee his estate. I n t h e 3rd-In short journeys h e will meet friends. I n t h e 4th-Inheritance through friends. I n t h e 5th-Dutiful children, and gain by speculations. I n t h e 6th-Servants are faithful. I n t h e 7th-A wife wllose friendships and, connections a r e desirable. I n the 8th-Denotes d e a t h of friends is near a t hand. I n the 9th-Friends b y learning, science o r traveling. I n t h e 10th--Honorable friends a m o n g the great. I n the 11th-Valuable disinterested friends. I n the 12thPretended friends who a r e i n reality enemies. B U L E R O F T l I X T\VEI.FTII IIOUSE.

I n t h e 1st-Danger of arrest, or imprisonment is near at hand. I n the 2nd-Enemies will cause the loss of money. I n t h e 3rd-Deceitful kinc'red, vexatious letters a n d epistles I n t h e 4 t i i 1,oss of estate through enemies. I n the 5th--Vexatious children and loss b y gaming. I n the 6th-Dishonest servants. I n t h e 7th-1,awsuits and family discord. I n 3t h e 8th-Death of enemies. 111 t h e 9th-Vexation concerning voyages o r religious persons. I n t h e 10th-Enemies affecting the credit. I n t h e 11th- Deceitful o r pretended friends. I n t h e 12th--The querent will overconlc his NOTE.--These indications a r e modified b y good o r evil aspects t o

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