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The Sixth House in Astrology, from which we have exemplified in the present Number, was not chosen in preference to the others, only we found it necellary, in order to illustrate the horary regency of the Plants: but as we intend to give a regular treatise of AsTR.) LOGY, we shall begin in the next Number, and go on, in a scientific manner, upon the Doctrine of Nativitie, according to the practice of the most approved Mafters of tl:e Art. Also, we ihall fucceffively give the Art of Palmistry and Chiromancy, with which it is connected, illustrated with the necessary fgures. Agreeable to the request of several Ladies, the F ditor will open, next month, a new and curious Paper, entitled, The Eng! Fortune-Teller.
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Mr. Di's Tale of the Lady and Astrologer, in our next.
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The Translator of Guyot's Recreations Mather arique, shall be attended to in our next Number.And so shall Pyrotechnicus.
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The Article “Ominous Im pul'es,” is unavoidably delayed till our next-As is the account of Great Walkers, from ancient to the present time.
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HORARY REGENCY OF THE TLANTS.
GENERAL DIRECTIONS FOR AS-
observation, that, without deviating from probability and truth, and agreeable to the rules of art, we may affert Venus to be the regent of such a fruit ; and hence, whenever it is directed as a medicine, the best time of gathering it, for application, with full efficacy, is, when she
is lady of the hour, and more particuAPPROVED larly when she is well located in either
of her houses or exaltations, and not in any bad aspect with either of the ma
lignant planets. IN order to discover what planet rules To illustrate this matter farther by any particular plant, herb, fruit, or example, it will be neceffary to exhibit flower,' we must learn, from fome Her a Decumbiture, wherein the planetary bal, the exact description of its nature influence and the utility of this knowand properties; what foil it delights in, , ledge is made obvious even to the most and what variation it is subject to from simple capacity. cultivation; and then, in some treatise of A gentleman was taken ill, Monday astrology, or according to the rules of the
at noon, June 9th, 1777, of which the art, find which of the planets belt agrees following figure represents the Schema. with the complexion of its nature. coeli ad Temporuin, or appearance of the
As for example ; if you wish to know heavens at that time, erected according what planet rules the cherry
--vou find to the rules of the science of astrology, that this fruit is, by nature, of a moist, and agreeable to the practice of the first cooling, and juicy complexion, neither proficients. too hot nor too cold, and a very thriving Let Mercury represent the person fruit for this country; and, although taken ill; now $ in a with '; lord they differ somewhat in their taste from of the cighth house, signifies that the one another, as they do in appearance, patient hath a severe illness: the 88 in yet their general nature is the fame; and the 4. house corroborates the fame, and whatever variation there may be in seems to tell us, that fatal consequences their qualities, their general properties must attend the period of this malady: are alike.
Yet $ applying to a ó of the 8 and Now Venus, upon examination, most 4, (and he being the lord of the 7th, of all the seven planets, answers the who represents the physician;) and 24 properties incident to this enquiry, and in *, with the cusp ascending, all figwe shall find, according to the former nify, most certainly, that the afursted per
fon shall recover; but ħ a malignant doctor, and gives friendly aspects, we planet R in the 2 house, signifies that a may conclude, that those medical herbs, material expence shall attend this illness; under the dominion of 4, which are and although the party gets the better prescribable for the disease, if properly of his disease, his property will suffer administered, will, under God's blessing, materially
greatly and principally effect towards Now the ) being in fextile with f, restoring the fick person to health; but bids fair for a recovery; and, consider- must, to have their full extent of mediing all these circumstances together, ac- cal efficacy, be gathered in the planetary cording to the situations of the heavens hour which 3 rules, and which may in this decụmbiture, we may reason- be found at fight, by the following taably expect that the patient will soon bles, calculated for that purpose. recover ; and as 2 in this figure is the
EXPLANATION OF A DECUMBITURE. Always let the planet that governs
When any person is taken ill, im. the herb be angular, and the itronger mediately erect"a figure of the heavens the better, if they can; in herbs of at that instant of time; and exactly Saturn, let Saturn be in the ascendant, observe the particular situations of the and in the herbs of Mars, let Mars be moon, and the lord of the ascendant, in the mid-heaven, for in those houses as representatives of the diseased person; they delight; let the moon apply to the lord of the VIth house to signify the them by good aspect, and let her not be disease, and the nature thereof; the lord
in the houses of her enemies ; if you of the VIIth house for the physician, cannot well stay till she apply to them, and such herbs as are governed by this let her apply to a planet of the fame planet, are the herbs that must be ad. triplicity; and if you cannot wait that ministered in the planetary hour, for in time neither, let her be with a fixed these circumítances they have a two-fald star of their nature. efficacy.