The Astrologicalle Judgmentes of phisick and other Questions

Author: Simon Forman

Source: MS Ashmole 389, pp. 1-878; MS Ashmole 363, ff. 1r-75r, 78r-94v, 96r-163v, 174v-226r, 227r-291v, 299r-332v; MS Ashmole 363 (Fragment A), ff. 163v-174v; MS Ashmole 363 (Fragment B), ff. 292r-298v; MS Ashmole 174, p. 381

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formans prologe to this his Boock of Judgmentes [The querent] The first chapiter sheweth of Certain Questions that are to be asked of the party, that commeth with the urin. or asketh the question for the sick:/ The 2. Chapter showeth the follie of Idiots & shallow witted fellowes, more scrupulous then wise./ The Judgmente of diseases perteyninge to the firste house And to knowe when the firste house of the figure: which is the Angel of the Easte, shal stand for the Querente And be the Ascendant of the question./ The 4th chapter is of the brother. sister Unkelle Aunte or kinsman./ De Intentione querentis General notes to be observed. before All Judgmentes. capitulum 6m the manner howe to give Judgment wher the father or mother coms for the sick without consente of the sicke/ Judgmentes upon the question mad by the father or mother for their child without the Consente of the Child / and after this manner youe muste give Judgment upon all other questions. that com without Concente of the Sick. capitulum 7m Of the Master or Mistres for the servaunte The 9 chapter showeth of the Servante when he commeth to make the queston or bringeth the urine of their master or mistres beinge Sick without the Consente of the master or mistris. yf the Sonn or daughter com for the father or mother without their Consente/ capite/ The Wife for the husband or husband for the wife capitulum 10m The firste house of the figure which is the Angel of the East, And we cale yt alwais the Ascendant of the figure, because yt is alwaies for the querente whosoever maketh the question, but yt is not alwaies for the partie de quo queritur. Capitulum 12m Judgmentes on the first house per forman./ The 2 house Judgmentes per forman Wher A man shal get any thing By the kinges Services Where a man shall possess a howse or Land, that is morgaged unto him or where will redeeme it againe or noe. the 3 house The 4 house Judgmente of the Medisons. The 2. Chapter of the 4. house showeth the state of the stomacke good or bad, weake or strong. De Thesauro Abscondito. To knowe when the end of Any thinge shalbe or when any thing shalbe effected or done And howe Longe yt shalbe or youe see your desier/ To knowe when the end shalbe of house or land who shal possese yt Where the end of any demaund enterprise worke or question or action shalbe good or evill and of every determination. If on demaunde where the end of ons love professed wilbe good or bad. Of vomitinge Purginge and giving of Medicines. The 5 house. The firste Chapter is of the state of the Lyver And of the 4 vertues vz Attractive digestive Retentyve and Expulsive to knowe which of them is weakned or to stronge/ Of the matrix which perteineth to the Anotamy 5 house & the Judgmente therof. To knowe wher the femalle hath her naturalle course or menstrues or noe. or wher they be stopte Wher A Woman may Conceyve And beare a child or noe / or wher she shall have Any children/ yf thou wilt knowe in what yeares she may have a child/ Wher A woman be with Child or noe/. capitulum. Of a child in the womb. Where the woman beinge with child shall goe for her time, or where it shall perish and come away before the full time. Wher it be A fals Conception or noe. capitulum Where it be a man child, or a woman child. caput. Where a woman being with child, have no children in her wombe, at that instante or no, caput. Where a woman had or shall have good deliverance or shall come before her time where her dizease in child be. caput. To knowe when the birth shalbe or when she shalbe delivered/ & wher yt shall be by Daie or by nighte Wher the Woman hath had Any shifte of late or was latly Deliverd of Any childe or fals conception/ Capitulum Wher a woman beinge with child be Delivered or no or had a shifte of late or noe/ Wher the Child be his that Demaundeth the Question or noe Where the Child be borne in Adulterey or no, vz. where he be a bastard, vel, utrum sit filius huius patris. Where the child that the woman goeth with, be a bastard or noe. To knowe where a woman be troubled with her mother or noe, and of the matrix. caput. Whether the stocke of a man or woman be falls. How many Children on shall have, and where he shall have children or no. The 6 house Example Cuius Naturæ & generis sit morbus Genera morborum quibus subiitiantur planetæ a nobis Luculenter exposita Wher the sicknes doe com or procead of an externalle or internalle cause Whether the sicknes be Naturale or Accidentalle. Inwarde or outwarde/. in the bodie or in the Minde/ capitulum/ Whether the disease be in the body or mind or in both. Capitulum The 6. house de infirmo Howe the sick is disposed and howe he will govern him selfe or wilbe governed or Ruled Wher the dizeas be open And manifeste or seacreate and hidden/. Wher the Dizeas be Radicate or noe/ capitulum. An Durabit morbus necne. To knowe wher the Sicke doth mend or Contynewe in his sicknes or noe or wher he will wax worse capitulum. wher yt be hereditarius morbus or no. forman Where the partie be sicke and keepe his bed or where she doe walke abroad or no. The 6. house, in qua parte gravetur. Where the partie sicke or Lame of any disease be ever to be holpen or recovered or no, or where it will continue on him till his death. Utrum medicitur Infirmus. Utrum curetur. Of giving of Medicines. Where the sicknes be in the right side or in the lefte, or in the hinder parte, or foreparte of the body, or in what parte the greéfe is. Where there doth or will come helpe from god that the partie may be cured of his infirmitie. Where the sicknes or disease be at highest or at worst or no. General Judgements on the 6. house and his Lord. General Judgements, utrum infirmus evadet nec non De fidelitate Servorum. Best to tak one in hand to Cuer him of his dizease or noe/ Of Compoundinge and makinge of medisons. Howe and by what means and medison the sicke may be Cured. yf he be not paste Cuer of taking of Servantes The 7. house. The firste Chapter of the 7 house wher the Sicknes shalbe greavose unto the sicke or noe/ or stand upon him The 2. chapter, of the 7. house showeth where the phisition sent for or sent unto or that comes to the sicke shall or will profite the Sicke or no. Where a woman shall ever marry or no or where a woman shall marry What Love ther is betwen the father and the sonne/ Howe many husbandes A woman shal have/ and to knowe howe many wives a man shall have And for to knowe howe many wives a man shall have or howe many husbandes a woman shall have youe shall note De suspitione quem quis habet. Whether A woman be true to her husband or noe/ or wher she hath or will make him Cockold or noe/. Utrum sit meretrix. The chapter showeth where she be a whore, or where she hath layen with a man, or hath lost her virginitie or no. Where a man doth keepe or hath to doe in copulation with such a woman or no, or whether they love thoughe shee be another mans wife & where she hath laine with him or no. De Suspitione quam quis habet de sua uxore de fornicatione cum Aliquo Wher A woman had Any Lai with her such a night &c Whether the mariage be Lawfull or noe/ De Controversiis and Enimies publicke and to knowe to what end the strife and Controversie shall com/ wher it be in Lawe or otherwise To knowe howe A man and a woman shall Agree being maried once together Wher A woman shall marry such a man. or wher a man shall marry such a woman/ To knowe what manner of person a man or woman shall marry Of a thinge loste. De furto. De fugitivo servis vel Bestiis: si Redierit vel non De fugitivo. utrum sit adhuc in Civitate in quo loco tenetur/ To knowe which waye the fugitive is gone. and to what Cost. or thefe utrum Reperiatur fugitivus in Loco ad quem vadit To knowe howe longe yt will be before the fugitive will com Again Of Too partners wher the on be true to the other or No. or wher the on dothe deceive the other or no The 8th howse To know who shall die first of his Father mother / Brother or Wife: If any one aske a question if his father be a lyve or death. If a woman aske which shall Dye first of her or her husband cum consensu: then the 7. house shall be for the querent: Whether the Absent be Dead or Alyve. Whether the sick shal lyve or die The 9 house Judgmentes per Forman. Whether the phisision or leach that he hath shall cuere him or noe/ Whear the partie hath taken Any phisick or Medison all redy or noe or wher phisick wilbe good for them or noe Wher the partie wil take phisick of thee or noe/. Of A shipp. wher she be taken or noe. Where a shipe goinge forth shall goe safly or no or wher she shalbe taken. De lapide philosophico Of the beginninge of the worke when thou first goest aboute to make the philosophers stone To knowe how a mans worke doth or will prosper that is working of the philosophers stone. Where art can or will helpe a man in his Interprise or desier and to effecte his purpose in ea re, quam desiderat vel optat In what Trade or science a man shall beste profite or Thrive to live by The 10 house Where the punishment or sicknes that the partie hath be of god or no, and where the Finger of god be on the partie or no, and where there will com helpe from god. To Knowe where a man shall obtaine that dignitie or effecte, that he desireth or secketh whether it be Knighthood or Lordshipe or Bishopericke. to Knowe what Religion A man is of. If thou wilt obtaine a sute or any thing ells at any mans hands, or to have one to doe any thinge for thee, And not denie thee, as to procure or to goe to speake to. The 11. House. Of Truste. By what meanes the partie sicke may be cured or healed of his Infirmitie. De cognitione evenientis, boni aut mali. Of favor & frindship of men. Hali. 141. The 12 house The firste chapter of the 12 house shalbe to knowe wher on be overseen or betwitched or haunted with evil sprites The 2 Chapter of the 12. house showeth wher the partie toke his Dizease by any fale grife Surfete or such like Of the figure taken on the firste question made for the sicke De formis et figuris hominum, and how to draw out the forme and shape of any person signifieth by the figure. wher the parti wilbe mad or frensie or foolishe or sencles wher the partie be or shalbe madd or frendsey or a foolle/ Of madnes, frendsy, senseles and foolishnesse to helpe them Apoplexia Best to take the partie in hand, where thay wilbe ruled or noe. Of the cheefe signifiers of the disease. Beste to take him in hand to cuer him or wher thou canste cuer him Of the Alteration of the Sicknes Dropsi & Tympani french pox. Smale pox. measells Of and her separation And Application secundum tempus. the plague Caveates Desperation Palsey of the dead palsey Scurvey Poison and Vennome
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formans prologe to this his Boock of Judgmentes

Let no man knowe thy seacreat deedes

{illeg}hi frind have alwaies soe/

while frindshipe Laste doe thou forsee

He once may prove thy foe.

{illeg}t be not rashe in Judgmente, nor

Condeme none hastely

{Mi}struste a woman by hir wordes

thoughe shee doe wepe and Crye

{illeg}fairest speach which sonste beguiles

{illeg}e not in Credit then

{illeg}ie then truste soe maiste thou oste

{illeg}{d} the snares of men.

{illeg}on triste, before thou trie

{illeg}inge speache

{illeg}nge frinde shal thee deceyve

{illeg}the over Retche

{illeg}is treason old men saie

{illeg}{llerye}rs have no Luste

{illeg}{neve}r was I yet Deceyved

{illeg}wher I put my truste

{illeg}a space on matters greate

{illeg}epe a nighte or twaine

{illeg}n doe procead ther in

{illeg}at thou work in vaine

{illeg} Lawes of god thi Lord

{illeg} thou in noe case

{illeg} medlinge in such thinges

{illeg} shalte thi selfe disgrace

{illeg} ar good. used to good end

{illeg} did them create

{illeg} thinges used to ill intentes

{illeg} god and makes Debate/

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THE Astrologicalle Judgmentes of phisick and other Questions writen by Simon forman Dr of Astronomy and Phisick 1606. Lambeth the 16 of September In which is Comprised his Experience for 20 yeares before And many yeares after.

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Questions to be asked of the commer i
The folly of ydiotes i
of the cominge of the messanger for the sick 3
Judgmente of diseases perteining to the first house 20. 94
Wher the question be with the consent of the sicke or no. &c 20
Yf a stranger make the question for the sicke 20
Yf the brother or sister mak the question for the sick 22
generall notes to be observed before Judgmente 28
The manner howe to give Judgmente 38
Yf the father or mother mak the question for the childe 40 91
The husband for the wifes grandfather &c 52
The master or mistress for their nurse 54 91
The master or mistress for the servante 64 91
The servant for the master or mistres 66. 91
The sonn or daughter for the father or mother 70 91
The wife for the husband 78 91
The husband for the wif 78
The sick for him selfe 20 91
Judgmentes on the firste house 94
howe the plannetes and signs do rulle mans body 55
of the 57
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<A witness in MS Ashmole 363 starts here and MS Ashmole 389 provides the best reading. Unidentified Hand B starts in MS Ashmole 363>The natures of the 12 howses for Judgement of diseases and the cause therof.
An astrological chart with text in each house
. The first house is cold and moiste flegmatick engendreth thin water salteshe The 2. house is cold & moiste flegmatick & engendreth venemouse salteshe water . The 3 house is cold and moiste causing thick flem. The 4. house is colde and drie and causeth thicke melancoly The 5 house is cold & drie. and causeth somwhat thick melancoly. The 6 house is cold and dri & causeth Thin & subtill melancoly The 7 house is hote and drie natur of and causeth thin yellowe collor |the 8. house is hot & Dry [add. MS Ashmole 363]| causeth yellowe and red coller hote and dri Sagittarius causeth red collor hote and dri |the 10th house is [add. MS Ashmole 363]| hot and moiste causeth somwhat thick blode. |the 11th howse is [add. MS Ashmole 363]| hote and moiste causeth thin blode |the 12th howse [add. MS Ashmole 363]| hote and moist causeth thicke blode
1 2
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The natures of the 12 Signes
An astrological chart with text in each house
hote and drie engendreth thin yellow collor. Taurus cold and drie engendreth thick melancoly hote and moiste engendreth blod somwhat thick. Cancer cold and moiste engendreth thin flem and water Leo hote & drie engendreth yellowe & red collor somwhat thicke Cold and drie engendreth melancoly som what thick hote and moiste engendreth and causeth thin blod/ cold and moist causeth thick stincking venemose flem saltesh hote and drie causeth red collor cold and dri causeth thin melancoly hote and moist causeth thick feculent blod. cold & moist engendreth flem and water saltesh<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 389 starts here and MS Ashmole 363 provides the best reading. >

{The querent}

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The first chapiter sheweth of Certain Questions that are to be asked of the party, that commeth with the urin. or asketh the question for the sick:/

When any man or woman cometh unto thee for himselfe, or for any that is sick or diseased, whether they bring the state of the sick or noe, it is not materiall, you shall following our Practice and Experience demand of the commer these Questions following. viz.

The Name of the party for whome they come, his Christian Name and Surname.

Secondly you shall demaund his age as nere as they can guesse.

Thirdly whether the sik bodie did send them or noe, or did consent to their comming or noe, for herin lyeth hidden all the secret of Arte, and the Mysterie of Physicall Judgement to know his diease and the Cause therof.

For often tymes it falleth out, that a Man is so sick that his minde is not on the physician, to send to know what diseaze he hath. {illeg} but som one els, that is about him or of his kindred or frend, desirous to know the state of the man, sendeth out to the physician.

In such a case let the Physicion be wise, and macke diligent inquiry, who was the cause of his comming.

If the sick party did bid him come or bid anie to send out for him, Then the first house which is the Angle of the East shall be the Asscendent of the Question, for the sick. for life. and for the Urin, because he sent, he did know of the comming of the Urin, or Messenger himself.

But if the Messenger say the sike man did not send me nor consenteth thereunto, then it is to be demaundeth. who was the cause of his comming, either his father, mother, Sister or Brother, Uncle or Aunt, or his Sonn or Daughter or the Wife of the Sick, or the Housband of the sike. For everie of these have severall Ascendents, and according to the causer of the Question, so shall you seeke the Ascendent of the Question, as it is more plainly showed, in theyr particular chapters after wards.

The 2. Chapter showeth the follie of Idiots & shallow witted fellowes, more scrupulous then wise./

Manie there be in the world of Idiots, Gibers and shallow witted fellowes, that be more scrupulous then wise, more Nice in their points and sophisticall then learned in theyr actions. They are greate Clearcks, but have but little witt and lesse understanding, according to the saying of the philosopher, The greatest Clarks are not the wisest men, yet they would be accounted wise whan their Actions, many tymes show that they are not so wise, as they should be, or at least as they would be accounted. These men and such like I know will sey unto me many tymes behind my back, as well as they have some tymes sayd unto my face. Why should this Phantasticall Fellow demaund such foolish Questions, Is it Materiall to know the Name of the sick, or is there any difference in Names, or is ther any thing to be knowen by once Name? Or in the Age of the parties? Or is it to any purpose whether the sike bodie doth send dim self or no? Cometh not all to one end, Or will not the Judgement be all one? To which I answer and say, No Sir, it is not one. Your reason Sir sayth another; and my Reason Sir is this, And first to the Name, because that thou that demandest these Questions shalt know, that I do not aske the Name for Nought, thou shalt know how much avaylable it is unto thee that will professe Art as I do to sit and give Judgement to all commers. Some come as well to try a mans cunning or skill some tyme as well as for the sicke, some bring a Mans urin & say it is a Maydes or Womans, some bring a Maydes Urin or Womans and say it is a Mans, some will not sticke to bring a beasts water, and say it is a Mans or Womans, some cast out the urin they are send withall and pisse in it themselfes, and sometymes they breack the glasse by the way, and buy a New & tacke the horse pisse, or Mares pisse, or their owne, and so licke Deceiptful knaves and Cogging mates they come to the <MS Ashmole 363, f. 3r> physicion, thinking to deceive the physician, But because these knavish people shall not deceive me, as sometymes they have done, as hereafter I will shew you, Therfor I say I aske the Name of the party, his Christian Name and his Sur Name, for by the Name I know partly whether it be a Mans or Womans water, but if He or She whatsoever tell me a false Name, and say it is John, when it is Joane, and If I give judgement then upon John, and he say my Judgement is false, then I say he is a false knave for telling me a false name. And the fault is in such fraudulent fellowes fooles as themselves, for they came with a lye, and they had an Answer to a lye, for would they looke to reape better seede then they did sowe, a man can not gather grapes of thornes, nor figs of thistles, Neither can they have a true answer to a false demaunde, For the philosopher sayth Omnis Questio aut propositio habet suum proprium Responsum. And Aristotle sayth A fine uniuscujusque intentionis oritur principium. The beginning of everie thing doth spring from the end of his intention. And the end of these fellowes intent is to deceive the Physicion, and therupon he Counterfets a lye and begins first with a lye, and tells the physician a false name, thinking to deceive the Physician but in the end deceives himselfe, and may be sold for a foole at Chering crosse; Although this former saying of Aristotle may be better applyed to the searching of the Φilosophers stone, & there for I say, for this Cause I aske the Name. And again I aske the Name for an other Cause also and that is because I will not forgett, what everie once diseaze is and what counsel I have given them, for having their Names on my booke, I can allways tell thereby, what thyr diseases be, and what counsel I have given them, For suppose there comes to me this day 3. 4. 5. or 6, 10. or 20., and to Morrow as Many more & the Next day as manie more, some of them will take physic. <MS Ashmole 363, f. 3v> and some will take none, some tymes again, the tyme doth not serve to give physick, and sometymes men, or the parties have no tyme to tacke it, because of necessarie businesse and they come again. 2. 3. or 4 dayes or a weeke after/

If I had not their names, and disease on my booke, how could I tell what their diseases were, or what to doe unto them, or what to give them, but so soone as they tell me again their Names I find it one my boock, there do I see the cause of their diseaze, and how they are troubled & what I must doe unto them, els should I forget as many doe, and soe give them chalek for cheese, and so perhaps give them that which will doe them more harme then good, for many there be that have as Large consciences as Lawyers, that cares not, so they are well payed and have their fees how their matter goeth forwards, but for such Lawyers and such physicians hell openeth her mouth wide and it were no greate matter, If the world were well ridde of all such Caterpillers of the Commonweaalth, for the one Makes Rich men poore, but they never make poore men rich, and the other makes whole men sick, but they never make sick men whole, the one consumeth a mans felicitie, & the other a mans Libertie, and both a mans wealth the more pitty, yet who so bold as blind Bayard. for they are Johannes fac totum, viz ubis but non factis/ what is it that they will not take upon them to do? yea they will sweare and stare, & promise golden mountains to cover their Ignorance withall; to cosen men of their monny, but when it cometh to the act, they then will give them they know not what, but so that they give them something they thinck it is good enough, & so they try experience upon mens bodies, when they neither know the Estate of mens bodies, nor the Cause of their Diseases, and then give them such medicins as worck so extemely, that nature not being able to beare the force therof, or because it worketh on a contrarie cause, that manie tymes through blind Ignorance and follie they turne up their Heeler and bidd men good morrow at midnight.

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Of such fellows we have to manie in England, butt their Names of Doctourshipe doth cover their knaveries when plein Experience showeth their ignorance, & yet they think they may kill men by authority, but yet I will them to remember this that they must all come to judgment for it, therfor we say there are three things, nay rather three manner of persons not tolerable in a Commonwealth a Lewde unlearned Priest, a Lawyer whose conscience is Like a broad Cart way, and an Unskilfull and Ignorant Physician, for thorough these three many decay and come to nought, for thorough the Lewdness of the Priest manie soules go to the Diuel; thorogh the greedy coveteousnesse of the Lawyers many are undone, and thorough the Ignorance of the physicion many bodies come to their graves before thier tyme.

Secondly towching the name I will here shew unto you certain names that be common as wel to men as to women, at least in the Vulgar pronunciation, of these which know not the true reason and right originall of the Name, And these Names are doubtfull, & may decieve thee, therefore in such names be plain with them, to aske them whether it be a man or a woman except thou canst gather it by their talck, as often tyme thou mayest, the names are these. Adrian Constancye Collet Bennet Dennys Jackman Frauncis Fortune Harman Jiles Joyce Luke Phillip. Silvester. Swythin Vincent Zaccharie Clement

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Of the Age:

Now I will showe you why I aske the age of the partie, for some will say why should he aske the age of the party, Is there any thing in the age, or is there any difference of diseases in respect of the age, To which I answer yea Sir there is, for there is as Much difference in the age, as there is betweene a child and an old bodie, for children are subject to the redd gumme, to wormes, to the small pox, to measels, to scabbes, etc: which old folcks are not./ Again, young maydes are subject to the greene siknes, which old wœmen nor children are not, old men are subject to the gowte which children or yong folckes are not or verie seldome and we see by experience, that manie diseazes come in children, that come not in middle aged nor old folck, and many come in Middle age, that come not in children nor old age, and many come in old age that come not in Children nor middle age, because in tyme in respect of age, the humors do alter, and strenght and complexion {illeg} and so much for that./

Of the comming of the messenger with consent or without consent of the sik and of the falsnesse of Urine:

Thirdly some In like manner will say again, why should he aske who sent the Urin or Messenger, or was the primary cause therof, or whether the sicke party consented thereunto or no, Is it any matter who sent, or whether the sick did know therof or noe? To this I Answer yea Sir, for the philosopher sayth; mens hominis movetur secundum cursus cælorum, the mind of man is moved according to the Curse of heaven. And I say that the Course of heaven doth not all wayes fit to aske a question, for as the Course of heavens is allways running, some to one thing some to an other, and when it seemeth to the motion of one mans mind in one thing, an other mans mind is <MS Ashmole 363, f. 5r> moved the same instant to an other thing according to his constellation, under which he was borne. So that a man can not move a question, neither of himselfe, nor of any other, so that it have a Radix or a deepe Impression in the Resolutions thereof, but when soever he makes the Question, the heavens do fit to shew the truth therof, for he shall have no power to do it, till his mind do aggree with the Course of heaven, If he aske it in a good Intent. And therefor I say, when the sick mans mind doth concurre with the Course of heaven by a speciall desire that he hath to knowe the state of his bodie or siknese then shall he move the Question or send out the messenger to that Intent, And then is the Ascendent taken by the first house, because it is the sick mans intent and demaund to know. But because the sik mans mind some tymes is not thereto by reason of his sicknesse, for that it is so tediouse, or for that he hath little Credit in the physicion, or lesse in his art, not because Physik is evill, if it be well used or well given, for physick of it selfe properly is good, but the best things may be abused, and so may physick, For some complections can not abyde physick, espescialy women of a High complection, or men verie chollerick in 3 degrees of Nature; Or els because in these Dayes they see that many physicians for want of art & knowledge, have dealt so evill with them or their friends in former tymes making their bodies Apothecaries shops & consume their substance and wealth, and use so much Physick unto them, that they bring them from better to worse And where before they were a little out of quyet, they macke them sik, and where they be a little sicke, they detinewe them so, till in the end they dye, so that more in a yeare often perish thorrough the follie of Ignorant Phisicions (for want of art and knowledge, to know the Cause of the disease) then other wise, for the maxime of physick is sublata causa tollitur effectus. He sayth not take away the diseaze but the Cause of the diseaze

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But I demaund of you whow they can make3 an Effect, when they know not the cause, will they say we looke in his urin, why I answer, you were as good in respect to looke in the urinall case, for galen, Hippocrates, Avicenna and all the ancient philosophers do utterly condemne a urin saying urina est meretrix. the Urin is a strumpet, false and may deceive any man, And Johannes Albiosus sayth in his 33. demonstration. Urinæ est judicium fallax potest namque tingi per cibos, per calidititatem hepatis, renum, per iram, per exercitium, et per lapsum humoris nigri, quam ob rem judicaretur propter choleram, & varias commixtionis incognitas quantitates, aliquando est defectus in sanguine, & repletione venarum, expellentium choleram ad fundum stomachi, qui mordicatus nititur eam expellere. The Judgment of the Urin is deceiptfull for the Urin may alter his colour by reason of the meate that one eateth, or by heate of the Liver, or Reynes, or through anger, or much exercise of the Bodie, or by falling downe of some burned cholerick humor, whereby a man may Judge much heate to abound in the boddie, Or it may chaunge by reason of the unknowen queantities of divers commixed humors, for somtymes there is som defect in the bodie by repletion of the veines expelling choller to the depth of the stomack, which being bitten endevoreth to expell and drive it foorth, Again we know by experience, that much fasting doth alter the colour of the Urin and mackes it loocke exceeding redd, enflamed, because of the heate of digestion and much Circulation; how then can any man give a Just judgement of the cause of the any mans diseaze by the Urin which doth alter his colour by many occasions. Again we have seene our selfes the Urin of one looking exceeding black deadly. when there hath bene no danger at all; also we have seene the Urin of one, that hath bene verie sicke, which hath bene excellent cleare and of a right Amber colour, and yet the partie hath dyed within 48. howers after, What credit then I pray you should <MS Ashmole 363, f. 6r> one give to Urin, or to these Phisicions, which judge of the cause of mens diseazes only by the Urin? Some will say, we Judge by the puls, If they say so, I say that the Pulse is also false and utterly condemned of the ancients And Johannes Albiosus sayth Pulsus quoque nos decipere pro caliditatem, &c. The pulse also may decieve us thorough much heate, and straightnesse of the passages and some tymes through feare. And we have knowen by our experience that the pulse hath kept a due course to 5 or 7 and hath broken at 8 and hath begon again to hold till 13 or 14 and then hath broken again, and some tymes the partie dath ben in greate danger & somtymes in no daunger at all, and some some tymes the pulse hath kept a just Course in one hand, and in the other hath ben no pulse at all

Some may now say we will judge by the egestion, why that is utterly condemned also for a man can Judge nothing of that as concerning the Cause of one disease wherupon Joannes Albiosus sayth Aliquando Egestiones videntum phlegmatice & tamen peccat cholera caliditatem aperientem {ponis} & fit caloris digestivi Resolutio &c. Some tymes the Egestions doe seeme phlegmatick, yet choller doth offend by reason of heate opening the pores and there is resolution by digestion of heate, Therfor to conclude of all these superficiall matters, as the Region, the Regiment, the tyme of the yeare, the Complexion, the pulse, the Urin, the sidge, the sweate, the rednesse of the cheekes, or Lipps, the hollownesse of the Eyes, and all such old wives fables, they are as false to lay any ground theron for to know the cause of the disease therby, and it is the cause of everi diseaze that we seeke, and that we ought to know, for Art sayth Tacke away the cause./

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Some again will say we talked with the sick party & he tells us the whole state of his bodie and disease, I graunt that it is good in dangerouse diseazes to se the sick and to talcke with him, and to take all the Informations you can, or that he or these that be about him can give you. But what can he or she say unto you, They can say perhaps they have a burning fever, or they vomit much or scowre, or that they have much paine in their head, stomack and back, or that they have the strangurie, Goute or palsey or atche in their boanes, or the pox, or that they cannot sleepe or eate their meate or such like, but what is all this to the purpose to a man of art, he can cure him never the sooner for all this, because he knoweth not the Cause of this Distemperature, for the sike although he can tell the Physicion his diseaze and paine, yet he can not tell him the cause of his paine, which is the cheefest thing, and the ownly thing which a physicion must and ought to know, or els all his labour and cunning is in vain, for Physick sayth allwayes take away the Cause, it sayth not take away the disease but take away the Cause, and the effect is eradicated But how can any take away the Cause when they know not what it is, nor by all the skill and cunning they have can they learne, for the Urin, the Pulse, the sedge, the sweate the Complexion, no nor the sick themselves can not tell them the Cause thereof, Alas how simple are physicians then that will take on them to minister any medicin to owne that is sick for to Cure him of his disease, when he knowes not the Cause therof, but giveth his Medicins at all adventures, and perhaps gives him that which is cleane contrarie to his diseaze, and so mackes him worse then he was, as for exemple, I will reherse the Circumstance of a Gentlwoman here in London, that was Frantike, a Certain Dr Juthe Cittie, whome she hath some affiance In was called to see her by her husbands procurment & to remedie her <MS Ashmole 363, f. 7r> of her diseaze, he made no doubts therof, and tocke on him the matter, and administred unto her for the space of 6 weeks, but the woman was nevver the better, and the which tyme it was my chaunce to come home, having bene out of the towne, The Goodman hearing that I was come home, [because once before (through Gods grace) I had set her in her right minde when she was in the same taking:] he send for me, I cam to her and met her doctor there, & had conference with him about her, and he demaunded of me this question, what is the Reason Mr Forman that for these 6 weeks space I can not set this woman In her right wits, and you did once set her in her wits before when she was in this taking, and I have tryed all the wayes I can devise & can not do it     I answered him in this manner, the Reason is because you do not know the cause of her frensy, And her answered again, I suppose the cause to be, by reason of Melancholy humors in her matrix mixed with her menstrues and I told him noe, quoth he Let me try my skill once more, do quoth I, he provided his Medicine, quoth I, when will you give it her, at such a tyme quoth he, then quoth I. the tyme is evill for this diseaze, and again she will not take it, why quoth he? I know a reason to the Contrarie quoth I; when the tyme came he would have given her the medicin, but he could not make her to take it, when he saw that, Now quoth he let me see what you can doe, the next night following I layd a thing to her head, and the day following she was reasonably well come to her selfe but not well, then I did so once more the night following again, and she was well thanks be to God, So that in two dayes we stopt the cause of her diseaze, which they could not do in 6. weekes because they did mistake the Cause.      Here you may see the skill of such Doctors as work without art.

This same Doctor as well as he is accounted of, it was my chance to met him at Gentlemans house in the Countrie whose only Daughter was sik, and I told the Gentleman that it was but a follie, to bestow any cost on her she would dy within 6 dayes following, and again I told him that he should give her no medicin, if they did she would be Frantick within 6 howers after <MS Ashmole 363, f. 7v> But this learned Doctor comming thither gave her a Glyster, and the Mayden waxed Frantick within 6 howers, so that 4 women hath much adoe to Rule her, the next day her Father sent for me again, where I met this Namles Doctor and In conference about the Gentlewoman he demaunded of me, what I thought of her, quoth I, she will dye within 3. dayes except God give her longer life, as he did Ezechia the King, why should you say so quoth he, and I see no signe of Death on her, are not (quoth he) her eyes quick and her lips red, and a good coulour in her face and a reasonable good pulse, but he knew not that she was Frantick, and that her coulour came with striving; what quoth I doest thou tell me of her eyes, of her lips, her nose or of her tayle, I tell thee she will dye, for art saith she will dye. O quoth the Doctor you are one of them that is not free of our house, you stand much upon art, of which we have no skill. So it seemeth quoth I, it were better for your Credit, and also those with whome you deale with all, if you hath skill in art as you have not, but your owne talke quoth I, sheweth your Ignorance, and such blind Doctors as you are, quoth I, doe discredit art and your profesion and make mens bodies Apothecaries shopps, & then to bestowe their monney idly to maintayne your follies and to kill themselves by your foolish Doctrine.

This fellowe quoth the Doctor to the Gentleman talkes he knowes not what, I will warrant your daghter Sir quoth he, do so quoth I, and if she overlive fryday next, I will never studie art, nore minister any phisick more, & with thayt I tocke my leave and went my way and left this skillfull Doctor there to Cure the Gentlewoman, and this was the Wednesday, and she Dyed the Fryday after. This Jolly Doctor shall yet be Name lesse for a season, because I will not alltogether shame him for he may be well ashamed of him selfe and of his howse wherof he is free, except he learnes better what belongeth to art, but of such Physicions Galen. octavo de Ingenio sanitatis capite 20 dicit Quod Medici Astrologiam ignorantes pejores sunt spiculatoribus & Homicidis non cognoscentes necessaria requisita ad medicinam./

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Physicions that are Ignorant In Astrolgie are worse then Spiculators and menslayers for that they know not things necessarie belonging unto physick.     And Eberhardus enveyghing against such and Lamenting the misery of the tyme, wherin so manie unlearned men do live saith Heu miserandum Tempus etc: O miserable tyme, now the tyme is come that there is scant one found among a hundered Physicians that know how to Judge of mens diseases, or that can tell, what tyme medicin should be made, or when and what tyme it should be given, wheras it is most necessarie, above all things to observe the tyme in giving of medicin;/ And for myne own part, I know this and the Inhabitants of London and the Countrys adjoining can wittnesse the same, and some leærned men in this Land, that have seene the experience thereof. That in one hower the Course of heaven a man will give a Medicin shall cure a diseaze, that missing such a tyme, a man may give a hundred medicins and not cure it, well sayd that wise Solomon therefor when he sayd, there was a tyme for all things. Johannes Tasner upon his Canon on diseazes sayth stultum hoc medicorum vulgus, quod nostro sæculo sic videmus insolescere atque impovere nobis purpura sua, cum sibi ab Authoribus suis preceptum sciant, ut absque astrorum consilio nulli medicentur, & tam longè a medicina est, qui astrologiæ Ignarus est, ut non medicus dici debeat, sed Impostor. Which may be well englished thus: Wee see in these our dayes the common sort of foolish physicions to waxe arrogant and prowde, colouring their bad deedes with smooth words and greate shewes, making manie beleeve the Moone is made of a greene cheese, and that Authors do say this and this, when they them selfes do verie well know, that their Authors do forbid them to deale or medle in Physick without Astrologie, for that none can be Cured, but by chaunce without the Counsel of the starres and knowledge in Astrologie and he that is Ignorant In Astrologie, is so far from the true knowledge of medicin and physick that he is <MS Ashmole 363, f. 8v> not worthie to be called a Phisicion but an Impostor or an Intruder. And Johannes Albiosus sayth that in his 39 proposition Cæli juvant Medicos ut Salutem ægrotis conferant.

But now to come to our former matter again, of which we spack afore towching the Cause of the diseaze for Example, Put the Case I take a threed or a string and tye it about my thomb or handwrest verie hard, and thereby my hand and arme doth swell much, I com to a Physicion, putting a glove on my hand that he can not see the string, wherewith my finger is bound which is the Cause of the swelling of my arme. I show myne arme to the physician, he administred many medicins to me, but all helpes not, because he findeth not the cause, but when he seeth the string, he taketh it away, and when it is gone myne arme and hand were well of them selves or with verie few medicins. The like is in Surgeons that take in hand to cure old sowres, Ulcers fistules, Cankers and other sores and woundes, they macke a greatest hearvest with a little corne, and keepe their patients long under their hands, and all for want of witt for they see not nor know not the Cause why the sore will not heale And then they use manie salves, and try manie experiences upon them, making them worse then they were before, as for Example at my first comming to London there was an Ancient Gentlewoman of 64 years of age that hath a Sore legg and was first taken in childbed, and she beare it 25. years, and she had spent above 200{ld}, as she and her husband both affirmed one Physicians and Surgeons, and could get no remedy, except she would have her legg cutt off. This woman through the grace of God I cured in 5 weeks, and made her legg as sound and as small as it was in 30 yeares before, even to her owne content, that afterward she went a broad lustely and well & when I had don she gave me but 50ss. for my labour, yet I was contented therewith, because she did it willingly, and allwayes thankfull unto me after.

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But you unskilfull Surgeons I mervayle how you dare to take on you to cure such wounds & sores as you have no skill in, you are horse leatches and no surgeons, that go on like blind Bayard, not regarding the end of your profession, your Credit nor honesty, nor the Slandering of arte, you are ennemis both to your selfe and to all humain kind and Caterpillers to a common wealth, and more men are made lame and dismembred through your lewde Ignorance and blind boldnesse, then would be other wise if you never meddleth with them, I merveil much how you should be good Surgeons, Seeing that art sayth. a man may be a good Physician, though he be no Surgeon.4 But he cannot be a good Surgeon except he be a good physicion, because the cheefest part of Surgerie consisted in Physic. to judge of the Cause, and to take the Cause away for if the acces of humors which fall to the sores and are the cause why they heale not be taken away then the sore soone healeth, good Dyet and skill observed.

Again one is apprentice to a Barber Surgeon: 7. 8. 9. or 10. years, and in all that tyme his Master healeth a sore finger or some such simple matter, yet this fellowe so soone he is out of his yeares will say, he is a Notable Skillfull fellowe and will take upon him to do any thing yea the greatest cure that is, and so worcke to find experience on the poore patient to his utter undoing, but because they have eloquent termes and a few words of art they make men belive they are brave and skilfull fellowes when their apparel on their back is more worth then all their cunning./ But remember this all yee Ignorant phsicions and unskillfull Surgeons, that you must all come to Judgement, and give account for everie finger, for everie hand, and for everie arme, legg and member that you have cutt off, or causeth to be lost thorough your Ignorance, and for everie one that hath Dyed through your follie./

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And this shall suffice for comming of the Messenger with consent or with out consent of the sik for this tyme, the rest shall appeare in the chapiters following of severall parties comming for the sike./

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De Quæstionibus super 8am sphæram ex quodam Authore, which wer false, But I have corrected it, for he put the 9. house for the 8. house./

Nota quod signa 8æ Sphæræ, quam vis per se sint Mansiones non habentes opera, tamen eis ascribimus opera, secundum qui operatis in eis, Deinde propter diversitatem situs, & secundum quod invenit materiam producentem taliter dispositam a temporibus precedentibus unde illam proprietatem accerbimus5 Virgini, quam Arieti, quamvis6 situm consimilem habeant. Quia alio modo inveniat electam dispositionem in Æstate quam In hyeme, Ex istis satis patet {illeg} quod omnia Judicia fiant per 9am sphæram & non per 8., quia in eadem signo non operatur similiter in omnibus climatibus, Sed omnes operationes Magiæ, ut Imagines, Laminæ, Characteres, sigilla, appendentia, annuli & similia fiunt per 8am sphæram & non per 9am, quia maxima differentia est inter Caput Arietis Nonæ sphææ & 8 Ergo per 9am & non per 8am. Et quia Mansiones æ 28 Mansiones æ 8æ spheræ sunt maxima fundamenta Artis Magicæ pro operatione Annulorum, Imaginum, Characterum & similium, Et Nota quod Judicia 9æ spheræ Circa 4or consistunt, viz Circa Revolutiones, Electiones, Nativitates, & Questiones. .

Circa Revolutiones, hoc est, ut per dispositiones planetarum In 4or Temporibus Anni viz in Ingressu is in primum minutum & . Specialiter quando in principio Anni ingressum suum facit in primum minutum Arietis, predicere que futura sunt in Anno ex quolibet Temporum, ex mortalitate, peste, fame, guerra, pace Inundatione & similibus & hoc in uno climate

Sed hic nota In Revolutione Anni, figura Cæli ordinata {per} Tempore ingressionis is in in principio Anni secundum locum, si eo tempore, fuerit in Ascendente Signum fixum, tunc sufficit illa figura & judicium pro toto Anno.

Sed si fuerit in Ascendente Signum commune quando inient in tunc fac Aliam figuram quando intrat in

Si In Ascendente fuerit signum mobile quando sol Intrat in tunc fac aliam figuram quando intrat in . & aliam quando intrat in , & aliam quando intrat In & sic pro 4 Temporibus anni.

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Item circa Electiones, hoc est ut eligamus quo tempore eidem Convenienti habeat fieri si forte futurum sit viz ut in Itineribus, & pro plantatione, seminatione, tonsione, pugnatione, & pro administratione medicaminum & pro medicatione Infirmitatum Et pro ædificatione domorum, & destructione, pugnatione, pace et Similibus, ad eligenda Tempora idonea eis, omnes istæ resolvuntur per 9am sphæram.

Item Circa Nativitates, ut sciamus scita Naturæ alicuius producere & prædicere, & futura in tota vita sua, viz de pauppertate, de divitiis, de Magisteriis, de Infirmitate, de studiis, de dignitatibus, de Domagiis & cæteris bonis & malis accidentibus ut de Matrimonio de liberis &c: omnes istæ Cognoscentis pro figuram 9æ sphæræ

Item Circa Questiones ut secundum sciamus in Instanti Respondere ad omnem Questionem interrogatam, utrum sit de Infirmitate, de Itinere de salute, de Morte, de vita de controversia, de adversario de furto de re sublata, de abscondito, de thesauro, de amore, de Matrimonio, de emptione de Venditione, de divitiis, de Magisteriis de piscatione, & omnes ista debent resolvi pro figuram erectam secundum 9am sphæram & non secundum 8am.

De Judiciis super Annum &c:

Primum est scias Invenire Dominatorem rei, ut in Revolutionibus Anni, considera ergo in 9o signo fuerit Dominator Anni & utrum sit fortunatus vel Infornatus. Quia si fuerit fortunatus in aliquo signo tunc bonum & perspicacem Annum signat Anni Dominum illam Planetam esse dicas, qui plures habet dignitates in figura Temporis & pro illum judica principaliter Artum mundi vel Nati, vel alterius Rei

Considerentur quinque in Revolutione alicuius Nativitatis. Et sunt istæ. viz. Divisorem id est Dominum Termini ad quem provenit Divisio vel directio. Dominus Radiorum Divisionis Particeps vel Receptor Domini Radiorum Dominus Anni. & Dominus Profectionis.

Sed si requisitus fueris in aliquo anno de peste, de fame &c: æqua omnes planetas ad instans in quo eo Tempore ingreditur in signum de 4 Temporibus Anni, & quando ingredit primum punctum Arietis.

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Et considera Tunc quonum se habent planetæ de Retrogradatione, Dominatione & statione, ut si sint Retrogradi & Diminuti cursus, aut utrum sint in Cæsu, aut Exaltatione, aut In Domo. &c.

Tunc vide quis planetarum fuerit in gradu Ascendentis, quia ille fortior est quam planeta in Ascendente, et ille planetarum qui est in Ascendente, habens plures dignitates. viz de domo, exaltatatione, Triplicitate, Termino aut facie, ipse eorum erit Dominator in omni, eoque ad naturam illius signi protinet.

Et si fuerit Infortunatus erit e contrario./

At si adspexerit aliquod signum aspectu bono, & non fuerit signum illud impeditum sed prospicax in his que protinent ad illius signi bonum significat.

Et si aspexerit 10am domum aspectu bono & non fuerit planeta fortunatus & signum, sed perspicax in his que protinent ad Regem vel Regnum bonum erit, et e contra.

Et Idem Infortunium erit secundum planetæ qui Infortunaverit illud signum ac Planetam.

Statum plebis judica pro Ascendentis Revolutionis Anni, Mundi & Dominum ejus.

Si Dominus Ascendentis est in 8a Domo sciant Mortalitatem plebis nisi Dominus 8æ Recipit eum.

Si Dominus Ascendentis est in 6a Domo, it sheweth many diseazes and sicknesse among the people and so forth, as In everie speciall Chapiter you shall finde./<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 389 ends here and it provides the best reading. >

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The Judgmente of diseases perteyninge to the firste house And to knowe when the firste house of the figure: which is the Angel of the Easte, shal stand for the Querente And be the Ascendant of the question./

It is to be Noted generally in all questions made for the sick whosoever |it be that [add. MS Ashmole 363]| make the question or sende for the sicke yf it be done with consente of the sick. or yf the sick bodie be presente before the phisisione at the time of the question as mani tymes fathers And mothers doe bringe their Children with them when they Aske the Question for them/ In all thes The first house which is the Angel of the Easte shalbe for the Querente for the urine and for lif

Lykwise yf any straunger doe com for the sick being moved with pitty not beinge of his Line or kinred wher he com with consente of the sicke or without Consente of the sick. the firste house which is the Angel of the Easte shalbe the | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| Ascendent of the question for the sick for the querent for the urin and for life

And in such questions the 5. house shalbe for the liver and his Lord excepte som other planet have more dignities in the Signe Assending of the 5 house then the Lord therof. as in the chapter of the 4 vertues & in the 5 house/

The 6 house and his Lord is for the Infirmitie, to knowe wher yt hath byn Longe on the partie or noe or wilbe Longe on him, And also to knowe wher his diseas be at worste or noe, or wher the sicknes be old or newe, or wher yt will alter or chaunge to Any other infirmitie or noe &c as in the chapter of the 6 house/

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The 7 house and his lord, shalbe for the sick person. to knowe wher the sick shalbe eased of his diseas or noe and howe he shal Like of the phisision, And wher the phisision shall doe him good or noe, and to knowe wher the sick parson wilbe Ruled or noe &c: as in the Chapter of the 7th house/

The 8 house and his Lord is for death to knowe wher the partie shall Live or die of that diseas &c as in the chapter of the 8 house

The 9 house and his Lord is for the phisision. to knowe wher he shall or can cuer the party or noe, And to know wher the partie hath taken Any phisick before or noe as in the chapter of the 9 house

The 10 house and his Lord to knowe wher the finger of god be on the partie or noe &c as in the chapter of the 10 house

The xi house & his Lord for to knowe what nature the medison shall be and howe the cuer muste be begon and ended as in the chapter of the xi house

The 12 house and his Lord shall showe wher the partie be bewitched overseen or Inchaunted or possessed or vexed by som evill sprite &c as in the chapter of the 12 house

The 4 house and his Lord showeth the end of every Cuer the poticary And his druges and composision of his medisons as in the chapter of the 4 hous

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The 4th chapter is of the brother. sister Unkelle Aunte or kinsman./

In a question wher the brother, sister, Unkell, Aunte kinsman, or kinswoman doth com for the sicke body without the Consente of the sick. And doe ask the question for the sick or for his Disease or for life or Death. wher they bringe the urine of the sick or noe. so that yt be without consente or knowledge of the sicke in such a case the third house and his Lord shalbe the Ascendent of the question. for Lyfe and for the sick person and for the uryne and shall stand for the first house of the figure for Judgment & the first house shalbe for the querent

The 7th house shalbe for the Lyver as in the chapter of the 5 hous

The 10 house for Death. as in capitulo mortis 8e/

The 8 house for the Sicknes. ut in capitulo 6e/.

The 9 house for the 7th. ut in capitulo 7e

The first house for the medison as in capitulo 11e

The 11 house for the phisision ut in capitulo 9o

The 12 house to knowe wher the finger of god be on the sick ut in capitulo 10e/ Domus

The 2. house. to knowe wher yt be by witchcrafte or no as in capitulo 12e Domus.

The 4th house and his Lord which is the 2. house from the third. to knowe wher yt wilbe cured with small coste or noe/ and wher the physision shall have profit therby or noe ut in capitulo 2e domus

The 6 house and his Lord for the end of the matter or end of the Cuere. And for the Appoticary. and composision of the medison wher yt be Rightly composed or noe as in the chapter of the 4th house/.

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Example wher the Brother or Sister bringeth the urine or Asketh the question for the sick without the Consente of the Sick. Anno 1596. the 21 Julii. Wednesday. Ante meridiem at 50 minutes past 9. A man made this question for his Sister without her Consente to knowe wher shee wold Lyve or die of that Diseas. of 33 yeares

This woman dyed Saturday nighte folowing at midnighte being the 25 day at night. in her sicknes shee was heavie hedded and slepie and very hote and burninge and full of melancoly for she had a fever of too fites & veri drie.

her Disease was caused of in and seperans a in . that is of much melancoly in the begininge of 4 degres. and of moch yellowe Collor hote and Drie in 2 degres. soe that the drith was in 4 degres Extinguishinge the Radical humidity and moisture of nature inferring death.

here youe shall note for Judgmente

The 1. & 3. houses ar the Ascendant the first house and his Lord which is the ascendant of the figure is for the querente. The 3 house and his Lord is the Ascendant of the question |and [add. MS Ashmole 363]| for the sicke person and for life

The 10 and 8 houses & their Lordes for death

The 7 and 9. for the sicke person howe he wilbe Ruled

The 8 and 6 for the houses of imfirmitis and sicknes

The 7 and 5. for the state of the Lyver

the 9 and the xi for the phisision

The 4 Angels ar thes in the question vz. 3. 6. 9. 12.

Dominus ascendentis questionis. is at a to the 8 house. a signe of death

which is Lord of next ascending in the 3 house. is in 8o at |a [add. MS Ashmole 363]| to in the 8 house of the question and showeth death.

The last grades of in the ascendant of the question. is a sign’ of death

venus Domina ascendentis figure is in her falle in an evill place vez in 4o questionis ys an evill signe/.

Luna in via combusta to the 8 house applicans domino 8e showeth spedy death

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Another Example 1596. 24 May Monday ante meridiem at 40 past 7. wher the Coosine sent the urin of the sick without |the [add. MS Ashmole 363]| Consente of the sick to knowe the Dizease & of Life and Death of 26 yeares

The diseas of this woman was in the braine in the harte belly and Lefte side: a fever of 2 fites. somtims better and somtims worse. of and one: she was full of melancoly and toke yt with a freite: she was alsoe fainte and moch stopte in the stomak. yt was caused of in and seperat a in and here melancoly had the dominion & her mind is moch trobled. she lyved/

The 3. house of the figure for the ascendant for the sicke body and for the urine

The 5 and the 7. for the Lyver and vertue debilitate

The 10 and 8 for death. as in the chapter of the 8 house

The 6 and 8 for the sicknes as in the chapter of the 6 house

The 9 and 11 for the Phisision as in the chapter of the 9. house/

The 7 and 9 for the Sick person and howe he wilbe Ruled as in the chapter of the 7 house

The 12 house and the 2. to knowe wher he be bewitched or wher yt be Any unnaturalle disease. as in capitulo 12 domus

<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 363 starts here and MS Ashmole 389 provides the best reading. >The 4 Angells ar the 3. 6. 9. 12.

<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 363 ends here and MS Ashmole 389 provides the best reading. >Luna here goinge from which is Lord of the house of infirmities and of Death in parte applying to . showeth that the Disease is paste the hieste and Doth abate and that the party will not Die

dominus ascendentis questionis in applicat per . ther is reception betwen and . for receives in his house and receives in his face. which showeth that in the extremity and |the [add. MS Ashmole 363]| height of her diseas. beinge lyk to die she Revived./

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De Intentione querentis

Every question. that a man doth or will demaunde he ought to doe it upon a good entente and fervent desier he hath to be Resolved therof. And no question ought to be moved upon talke or speches had or temptandi causa. for Any cause. but upon a true entent and very true desier to be Resolved therof. Whether yt be done sodainly. or upon longer deliberation yt is not materiall soe that he doe it absolutly upon a true entent & desier to be Resolved. for mens hominis movetur secundum Cursus Cælorum/

To knowe a mans Entente and wherof he will demand or wherefor he coms. Thou shall marke the ascendant and his Lord. and the plannet that is Lord of the terme face or triplicity of the grade assendentis. and wher the Lord assendentis be Joined by or aspecte to any on of them. for According to that plannet shall the entente of the asker be/

And Ptolomy and Doritheus say. that you shall loke to pars fortunæ in what house he is. and according to the house that is in shalbe his entent. or demaund. as yf be in ascendant then he coms to demaund of him self and of som matter toutching lyf

yf be In 2o. he will demand of mony & substance

yf in 3o. of his brother sister or kinred or of a Jorney

yf in quarto he will demand of his father or of treasure

yf in 5o of a child or messanger

yf in 6o of a Servant or sicknes or of a beaste

yf in 7o of a wife woman, maid or enimie or of fightinge or losses

yf in 8o of ded mens goodes or landes

yf in 9o of a Journei priste clark lawier or Religion or of som matter of arte. or of som writinge.

yf in 10 of Justice or of obteyninge a suete or of som great man

yf in 11o. of a frind. or frindshipe or love

yf in 12o. of troble Imprisonment of a great beaste or of witchcrafte &c/

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The Indians say locke howe many degres of any sign is ascendant. and cast to every house 2 degresse and a halfe and marke wher the Number endes begininge with the signe ascendant: and wher the Number endeth the Lord of that signe. According to the house that he is in shall showe wherfore he commeth

Example

Suppose ther is 12 degres of ascendant. of thes 12 degres I give to every sign too degres and a half begininge with . and the Number endeth on Leo which is in 5o and signifith children. Then I loke wher I find the . and he is in 7o. which signifith women. therfore I say he coms to demand of a woman. to have her to wif.

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General notes to be observed. before All Judgmentes.

youe shal understand. that in al Judgmentes ther ar 3 thinges or plannetes to be observed for the Querente. and 3 thinges for the thinge Enquired of or for.

for the querent alwais observe. thes folowing the Ascendant dominus ascendentis planeta in ascendente Luna excepte youe find yt otherwise set downe in their several chapter

for the thing enquired of or for you shall observe. the Lord of the house to which it belongeth The plannet that signifith the thing demanded And the plannet that is in the house that signifith the thinge that hath any dignity and is not Remotus but nerest to the ascendant of that house.

And in Judgmente of dizeases. youe shall understande that yf the plannet that is cause of the dizease. vz that is Dominus 12e or 6. secundum tempus. be also the plannet that the Doth separat from or apply unto that plannet hath then a doble signification. as thus. is in and is Dominus 12e. secundum tempus e. and the dothe Lately separat from her causeth a doble melancoly humor. that doth overcom the blod. and the partie is splenatick and full of melancoly and doth pine and consume awaie. Yf in such a case the withall be in a melancoly signe. then is the melancoly so moch the more: and ther is 3 partes of melancoly to one of blod/ yf in such a case also the doe also apply to in then is it yet the more/ yf Dominus hore be also or or in a melancoly signe then is yt somoch the more alsoe

Yf also ther be in 6o or in ascendente a melancoly plannet or a plannet in a melancoly sygne then is the melancoly somoch the more. yf also ther be a melancoly signe Ascending. then yt is somoch the more

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capitulum 6m the manner howe to give Judgment wher the father or mother coms for the sick without consente of the sicke/

youe shall understand that we calle the generalle figure that which alwaies Riseth upon the question that is made by the consente of the sicke persone. wher the firste house which is the Angell of the Easte standeth alwaies for the querente for the urine And for life and that the reste of the houses followe in order as in the Chapter of the firste house.

And we calle that the figure of the Question/ wher the question is made without consente of the sicke. as by the brother Sister kinswoman. father. mother unkell Aunte graundfather or graundmother or by the wife for her husband without his consente. or by the husband for his wife without Consente of his wife. or by the master or mistres for their Servaunte without the consent of the Servaunte. or by the Servaunte for his master or mistres beinge sicke without their Consente. in all thes or in the moste parte of them youe |shall [add. MS Ashmole 363]| have severalle ascendents by Severalle houses signifynge the partie for whom the question is made. And all thes we call the ascendant or houses of the question/ And not of the figure as in the Chapters of their | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| Severall houses shall Appeare.

Nota In gyvinge of Judgmente upon the figure of the question

Allwais in gyvinge Judgmente upon the figures of the question. youe shall Joine the firste house of the figur which is the Angell of the easte. and the firste house of the question and their Lordes for life and for the querent.

And the 6 house of the figure. and the 6 house of the question and their Lordes for the strength of the Sicknes and contynuance therof. as in the chapter of the 6 house

And the 5. house of the figure and the 5. house of the queston and their Lordes for the strength of the Lyver. And to knowe which of the 4 vertues Is weakned

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And the 7 house of the figure And the 7 house of the question and their Lordes for to knowe wher the dizeas shalbe gryvouse unto the Sick or noe. And wher the sick wilbe Ruled or noe &c as in the chapter of the 7. house

And also youe shall Joine in Judgment the 8 house of the figure. and the 8 house of the question and their Lordes To knowe wher the Sick shall Lyve or die as in the Chapter of the 8 house.

Also you shal Joine the 9 house of the figure and the 9 house of the question together to knowe wher the partie hath taken Any phisick before or noe / and wher yt was profitable to him or noe. And for the phisision, and so forth as in the chapter of the 9 house/

Also youe shall Joine the 10 house of the figure and of the question and their Lordes together to knowe wher the finger of god be on the partie or noe &c as in the chapter of the 10 house

Also youe shall Joine | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| together the 12 house of the figure & the 12 house of the question And their Lordes. to knowe wher the partie be bewitched or noe./ or possessed of an evill sprite or feyrie strok &c as in the chapter of the |12 [MS Ashmole 363]| house

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yf the father or Mother com for the sick or if the grandfather or grandmother com for the sick

In a Question wher the father or the mother coms for the sicke or yf the grandfather or grandmother com for the sicke without consente of the sicke, as many tymes they doe not bringeinge the sicke child with them In such a Question The firste house of the figure which is the Angell of the Easte and his Lorde shalbe the Ascendant for the Querente. But the 5 house and his Lorde which is the house of children shalbe the Ascendant of the question for the sicke not being presente. But yf they bringe the sick child with them. then the firste house and his Lorde which is the Angell of the est. shalbe the ascendant of the Question for the sicke ells not and then the question is generalle. But in this case wher the parentes come without consente of the childe not bringinge the sicke with them. The 5. house shall be the Ascendant of the question for the strength of the sicke. as in the chapter of the firste house/

The 10 or 4. house and their Lordes shall showe the cause of the Dizease According to the tyme/ and shall stand for the 6 & 12 houses of the figure as in the chapters of the 6 & 12 houses.

The 9. house of the figure shall stand for the 5. house to showe the state of the Lyver as in chapter of the 5. house

The 12 house of the figure shall stand for the 8. house | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| to signifie wher he shall Live or Die as in capitulo |8æ [MS Ashmole 363]| Domus.

The firste house or Angell of the Easte shall stand for the 9. house for the phisision and to knowe wher the partie hath taken Any phisicke or medisons all Ready or noe as in the chapter of the 9 house &c |& [add. MS Ashmole 363]| of the reste/.

Example 1589. the 8 of Aprile Tuesday pm at 30 post j The father for the sonne. without his consente

The signs of Death in this figure. ar the application of the to . lord of the 12 house. which is the 8 house of the question/. for is in her falle in the 6. house of the question. And is Al{um}ptain of the Ascendant |{} [add. MS Ashmole 363]| Doth applie to Lord of the 8 house of the figure. and is Retrograde in an evill place at a to the 8 house of the question which signifi Death And in was causer of the dizease with in . causing moch cold extingguishing the heat of nature & a fever of too fites.

he died the Saturdai folowinge

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The father mother grandfather or grandmother for the sicke

Alia questio wher the parentes made the question for their daughter of a xi yers of age 1595 the 13 June Friday pm at 5. post 12. without her consente

This maides dizease was caused of in separans a in . of moch melancoly and Reume and she was |much [add. MS Ashmole 363]| pained in her head stomake in the belly and in the Reines/ and yt wente downe into her Lyms. she was heavi sade & melancolike cold and drie and moch out of quiete And roninge into the grene sicknes for the powars of her body were stopt thorowe moch cold and cold melancoly. This maiden I cured by the grace of god by givinge her Confection of hamech and the pils of mirabolans.

A Third Example of on Katerine Knighte of 14 yers 1595. 26 februari Wednesday pm at 30 post 3. the mother for the Daughter. without the consente of her daughter.

The dizease of this maiden was caused of in | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| separatur a o in . of moch salte flem & collor. she had moch pain in the stomak and could not digeste her meate she was pained in the braine and in the belly and side & had a kind of Drie skrufe lyke a leprosy on her leges. and I Cured her thus per dei adjuva{men} Recipe Sir. f{um}terre prassii {An} oxymellik ii. Aquarum bitton pulegii Camomilli Aneti absinthii An iii. fiat potus pro 6. Dosibus mane et sero | [add. MS Ashmole 363]|

Then I purged her thus. Recipe. catartici Imperiali semis Confecti hamec ʒii Aquar borag {Antli} An. j. fiat potus pro uno dosi this gave her 3 vomites and 10 stoles. And she was well god be thanked./

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|8 [add. MS Ashmole 363]|Judgmentes upon the question mad by the father or mother for their child without the Consente of the Child / and after this manner youe muste give Judgment upon all other questions. that com without Concente of the Sick. capitulum 7m

Yf both the Lordes of the Ascendentes. vz the Lord ascendentis of the figure and Lord ascendentis of the question. be stronge & in Angulis or in succedentes fre from both the 8 houses & from their Lordes. then it signifith that Nature is stronge in the parti and he will not Die

But yf both those Lordes | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| of the Ascendents be weke and infortunate. Retrograd or combuste or in the 8 houses or Joined to eyther of the Lordes of the 8 houses yt is Death. as in capitulo mortis

And yf on of the 2 Lordes of the Ascendents be stronge and fortunate and fre from and from both the 8 houses and their Lordes. And the other be combuste |and [add. MS Ashmole 363]| weake or infortunate or in eyther of the 8 houses or Joined to eyther of the Lord of the 8 house. Then | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| thou shalte give Judgmente | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| of Life and Death indifferently And According to him of them that beareth the greateste Signification in the figure. as yf he be Dominus hore or Dominus 6e. or Dominus 12e or the plannet to whom the Doth apply. And According to the strength and aspecte of the . or yf the be in 8o or doe apply to Domino 8e or be combust or in via combusta or in of or . or in 8o or in 6o. then Judg Rather death then Lyf. et econtra. yf the be fre & stronge.

yf the doe separate from the and apply to . being dominus 6e 12e or 8e in the question the partie wilbe franticke

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yf be dominus 4e et 12e figure and in 8o figure and apply to a plannet in 8o figure that is going to the of and dominus ascendentis questionis be in his Detriment or fall or combuste or obcessus a malis or in or aspecte of eyther of the Lordes of the 8 house yt is death without faille/

yf Dominus ascendentis figuræ and dominus ascendentis questionis be both cadente or in 8o figure or questionis. or in Any place wher they doe not behould the ascendant of the question or of the figure And the Laste grades of a signe in eyther of the Ascendants and Dominus 8e in 6o figure yt is Death

yf the doe separat from the Lord of the 8 house of the question And Doe Apply to the of in 8o figure in 7o figure in And dominus ascendentis et figure be both in 10o figure in uno Signo. the partie will be at deathes Dore and lyk to Die And yet verie hardly shall escape/

yf Dominus ascendentis questionis be in 8o figure And Dominus ascendentis figure in 6o figure and applieth to Any planet in 8o | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| questionis being Lord of Eyther of the sixt houses yt is Death

yf the be in the 6 house of the figure And apply to Lord of the 6 house of the figure. being domina Ascendentis And in 11o which is the 7 house from the Ascendant of the question |(vz 5a pro filio vel filia) [add. MS Ashmole 363]| the partie hath som Impostum And will die therof.

yf Luna Doth separat from in Lord of the 6 house of the queston and apply to Lord of the 6 house of the figure in . 8o figure the child will be frantik and soe die

yf dominus 6e. ut be in 8o figure and dominus ascendentis in his falle or detriment. the partie will Die before the disease Dothe Leave him. or ells he wilbe sick Again and soe dy

yf do separat from in in 12o. being Lord of the 6. house and in 6o in o and doe Apply to dominus 8e figure. and to also being in with in 7o figure thoug dominus ascendentis ut be in 8o figure in Signo 8e yet the parti shall not die for ther coms help from god.

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yf both the Lord ascendentis be cadent or in their detriment or fall. or in or of or . or of the Lord of eyther of the 8 houses. or in eyther of the 8 houses yt is Death.

But yf Dominus ascendentis questionis ut . be in 8o questionis in or in his Detriment or fall in signo 8e and domina ascendentis figure in 8o figure in not in signo 8e, and in Ascendente questionis in and apply to in 7o figure in . though be at a | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| to the Ascendant of the 8 house and doe not behould the Lord of the 8 house and be Dominus 8e in 9o and be dominus hore also yet the partie shall not Die at that | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| tyme of that sicknes

yf be domina 8e questionis or figure and in a cadent house and do apply to eyther of the Lords of the 6. house by or and both the Lordes Ascendentis in a cadent house yt is Death.

yf dominus ascendentis figure be in 8o questionis not Remotus and apply to domino 8e figure though dominus Ascendentis questionis be in Ascendente figure in signo not Remotus yt is Death without faill. 21 ascendant. 25

yf Dominus ascendentis figure be dominus 8e figure and in 8o questionis in signo not Remotus and Dominus ascendentis questionis in 8o questionis |(I figuræ) [add. MS Ashmole 363]| not Remotus and neither of them behould the Lord of eyther of the 8 houses And be Domina 10e and apply to domino 9e in 10o by or The partie shall be lyk to dy. yet he shall not die. for it seames good prayers prevaills with god. and god gives Longer Life.

yf the Doe apply to domino 6e. the Diseas is not at hieste nor at worste, but will growe. whether yt be of the question or of the figure/

yf the be Domina 8e figure and in 3o figure at a to the 8. house and doe Apply to domino 9e. being in 7o. or 8e figure. yt is a signe that | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| som phisision will give the party som thing that will mak the sick frantik. and soe the partie will die of that Disease/

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yf the be in 8o figure in not Remota separat a domino 6e figure and do apply to domino ascendentis figure by or as to in in 11o figure And Dominus ascendentis questionis in 8o questionis also. yt is Death.

yf the be in 9o figure in entringe the way of combustion and be domina 8e figure applicans in 8o in Remotus being dominus 4e figure and dominus 12 et 11 figure though Dominus ascendentis figure be in 5o figure in at a to in 8o. yt is Death

Dominus ascendentis figure or questionis in 8o figure or in 8o questionis whether he be in signo 8e or noe. so that he be not Remotus. or being in 8o Do behould the 8 house by yt is an evill signe especially yf be perigrin’ or vacua in what place |of [MS Ashmole 363]| the heavens soever she be. yea though she com next to the Lord ascendentis after she hath byn’ vacua yt is an ill signe/.

yf Dominus ascendentis figure ut be in 8o questionis. and dominus ascendentis questionis in the 12 house of the figure. and yf eyther of them doe behould the 8 house of the figure And goe from Domino Ascendentis figure to Domino ascendentis questionis. though the be in 3o figure & Doe not behould eyther of the houses of Death. yf dominus 6e. be in Ascendente figure not Remotus the partie will dy but firste he will amend and be Reasonable well And then yt will fall sick again and |then [add. MS Ashmole 363]| Dy

yff both the Lords ascendentis be Unfortunat Retrograde or combust or in their falle or detriment or in 8o figure or questionis. or be in or of eyther of the Lords of the 8 houses. or yf on of the Lords ascendentis be in a Cadent house or in 6o. questionis or figure and the other combust or infortunat or in 8o or Joyned to eyther of the Lords of the 8 houses yt is Death.

yf dominus ascendentis figure or questionis be Lord of the 6 house of the figure or of the question and in 6o. figure or questionis being domina 8e figure or questionis and Do separat a domino ascendentis figure or questionis. or from on of them and apply to the other. dominus ascendentis figure et questionis being both in a cadent house going to a yt is Death without faille. applicat in 12o/.

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yf dominus ascendentis questionis be in a cadent house as in in 9o and dominus ascendentis figure be in 8o questionis and be domina 8e figure or questionis and in 8o figure and doe not behould the ascendant though she Doe Apply to Domino Ascendentis figure being in 8o questionis yt is Death or ells the partie will escape very hard/

yf dominus ascendentis questionis be in 8o figure and dominus ascendentis figure in 5o figure and be domina 8e. figure in 3o figure and doe goe from the and be void. And after com to a plannet in 8o. that is going to the of Dominus 8e questionis or figure yt is death & ther is noe Remady excepte god healpe./

yf dominus ascendentis questionis be in corde . |9 [add. MS Ashmole 363]| going to the in 8o figure and dominus 8e figure be dominus hore and in 8o retrograde though he be in his owne signe as in . And separat a domino 8o questionis & apply to domino ascendentis figure being in 7o figure and exalted in the signe of the 8 house and in 6o. yt is Death after longe sicknes

yf dominus ascendentis figure be combust going to the in 6o in a cadent house & dominus ascendentis figure be strong in his dignitis. triplicitie term |or [MS Ashmole 363]| face & dominus ascendentis questionis be also strong in his dignity or | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| going to his Exaltation in a succedent house as in 2o questionis & be domina Ascendentis questionis seperans a in 6o. and from domino 6e. figure as from . and be void. & next com to | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| again and also to Dominus Ascendentis figure combust in 6o. And in ascendente figure | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| Redy to fall into the third house and at a to the Ascendant of the 8 house of the figure And Dominus 6e figure in ascendente figure Retrograde not Remotus and a betwen Dominus ascendentis questionis and Dominus 6e figure as betwen and . then the partie will mend and after fall sick Again and die.

yf Dominus ascendentis questionis be in or aspect of . whosoever be dominus ascendentis. the partie is or wilbe frantick. . applicat . domina 4e/


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Wher the unkelle or Aunte doe make the question for their brothers sonn. or for his sisters sonn or daughter sicke without their consente.

In such a | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| question the third house of the figure shalbe the ascendant of the question for life and for the partie sicke and for the head & braine/

The 8 house shalbe for the 6t. for the cause of the sicknes or the second secundum tempus.

The 10. house of the figure shall stand for the 8 house for death.

The 6. house of the figure for the stomake

The 12 house of the figure for the back & Reins

The 9 house of the figure for the leges and fete/

Questo per memetipsum facta. 1606 the 15 of october Wednesday pm at 40 post 5. at what tyme Jhon forman my brother Richardes sonn that dwelte with me complained & more told me of it. I asked the boie what he ailed & he said he was not well he had pain in his head. and said no more But |I [MS Ashmole 363]| presently set this question to knowe his dizease

he had the plague in his groine & harte. & was deply infected & did vomit up all. and the tokens cam forth black after he was ded & the blains before. he died the mondai folowing at a xi in meridie upon whose death I had moch troble

The dizease was caused of in in 6o questionis. |vz à 3a. [add. MS Ashmole 363]| deth in the house of sicknes. & the sicknes caused of death.

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The Husband for his Wives grandfather/. without the consente of his wife. and without consente of | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| the sick or |without the [add. MS Ashmole 363]| consente of the wife of the sicke

Anno 1600 the 2 of August Saturday. am at a xi mr Knight of Lambeth Asked the question for Jefferi pace being sick wher he should live or dy. this Jeffery was. mr knightes wives grandfather. & he asked yt without the consente of his own wife who was kind unto him And without |the [add. MS Ashmole 363]| consente of the sicke man and without consent alsoe of the wife of the sicke and therfor we find this by experience to be in the Number of common questions. that the firste house shalbe for the sick. and the 8 house of the figure shalbe the 8 house of the question/ for Death.

This man Died the next morning about 8 of the clok being the 3 of August Sunday.

in the Last gradus of going out of the signe showeth som spedy alteration of the parti

applicat Domina 8e et 12e and aspecting the house of Death saith he will Die

in ascendant Joined to the gradus ascendentis being Dominus 4e. & fallinge from his exaltation saith yt is a signe of Death.<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 363 starts here and MS Ashmole 389 provides the best reading. >

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The master or mistres for the Nurs.

<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 363 ends here and MS Ashmole 389 provides the best reading. >Sometymes the master or mistres doe make a question for their Nurse beinge sicke. Lyinge in the house. without the Consente of the Nurse being sicke. In such a case youe shall Doe as in a generalle question for the sicke & as foloweth.

Questo 1601 the 4 June Thursday am at |hora [add. MS Ashmole 363]| 15 post 10 facta pro Agneta Course |10 [add. MS Ashmole 363]| of 26 yers. by her master without consente of her

Dominus 8e in ascendant. an ill sign for Death is in the house of life

Dominus ascendentis applicat |of [add. MS Ashmole 363]| Dominus 8e yt is a signe of Death

applicat dominus 8e per yt is Death.

She died the saterdai nexte folowinge

her dizeas was caused of in separatur a in e which signified moch collor to abound and overcom the blod and she had a burninge fever and died frantike.//./

The ascendant of the question is the Angell of the east or firste house. for the sicke for the querente for the urin and for life. as in the chapter of the firste house

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Howe the partes of mans bodie ar distributed to the plannetes and howe the plannetes doe Ruelle over them and of their power and influence in them/

is the highest plannet and of nature he is cold and dry melancolike of the earth earthie flegmaticke slowe. and Doth induce and engender in man cold and drie melancoly with a superficiall flem. and showeth and causeth grif Dispaire & |feare and [add. MS Ashmole 363]| melancoly. In the ascendant|11 [add. MS Ashmole 363]| fere and grif & dispair in the 4 house|12 [add. MS Ashmole 363]| Indigestion & apt to vomit. In the 5. house|13 [add. MS Ashmole 363]| pain in the Inward of a man: and the whites and false conception in a woman and distemper of the matrix. In the 6 house|14 [add. MS Ashmole 363]| a long and Dangerouse sicknes and the goute sciatica or dropsye In the 7 house|15 [add. MS Ashmole 363]| in a drie signe a Tympani. ina moiste signe a dropsie. In the 8 house pain in the hipes In the 9 house the strangury or collicke In the 10 house the stone In the 11 house stoppinge about the harte & grif In the 12 house pain in the head | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| or shoulders

Ruleth the Right eare the splene or milte and the bones & causeth them to be cold and drie. also he hath the hearinge the fleshi parte of the stomake. the Inner parte of the eare & that above the eare & behind the eare & the synues the gristells the bladder the mawe And the vertue Retentive And beinge in pisces he causeth the black plague & the french pox. also he hath the bottom of the stomak. he causeth also Indigestion the graie stone. and the melancoly passion. of this I have writen 2 greate bockes of all the 7 plannetes thorowe out the 12 signs. what diseases everye on doth cause severally in all the 12 signs he hath also the teath.

is hote and moiste. and doth Ruell the blod and causeth the Encresse therof. he Ruleth the liver digestion and the lefte eare. the Right hand. the left arm the brain pan the Ribes the Bowells. and causeth impostums {squuauntia opxri} pleno {menia} plurasies fever {Smeclius}. the Cardiakell | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| and Cardiak passion. and fluxes of the menstrues |of the blod [add. MS Ashmole 363]| | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| and all diseases Cominge of moch blod & of corruption of the blod And of vomitinge of blod/

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is hote and drie collorick furie and induseth heat & drith in the members. he Ruleth the vains the kidneis the coffer of the galle and the galle and overflowing of the calle. the Rains moch sand in the back the buttockes the backe decursus spermatis. the worme in the head the sides the blod of a wonde habet et vim Irascibilem and the blod when on is let blod and all thinges that doe heat extremly and ar bytter & Red belong to . he causeth streins wrentches bruses stripes gravell the stone in the back. {Heusmes} burninge fevers Nauseam Iracundiam Jelosie suspition/ prodigallity dronkenes & unshamfastnes thefte fighting quarlinge. And causeth moch unnaturalle collor. and causeth a flux of nature and the bloddiflix in

est callidus et siccus and |Ruleth [MS Ashmole 363]| the harte. the righte ey. the marrowe the thighes. and sprite of life the organs of the senses inwardlie, the sinewe and nervens. the fantasticall vertue & vertue Attractive and the head because he |() [add. MS Ashmole 363]| is exalted in and the left ey in a woman. And causeth faintnes werisomnes the strangurie surfet ill diet gren sicknes &c

est calida et humida and maketh the blod moiste and Ruleth the Reins kidneis stones and testicles. the vulva the matrix et semen genitale et vim concupiscibilem the flesh the fat the lower parte of the belly the navelle the pecten os sacrum the backe bone the loins the mouth. et habet vim & spiritum naturalem et genitalem. the attractive vertue the smellinge and the Taste. and all thinges that doe soften and conglutinate doe belonge to and . and causeth the gonorea. love luste

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est temperatus. And he hath Rule and dominion over longes and lightes the tunge the memory the speach the understandinge and wites the mouth the senses |and [add. MS Ashmole 363]| the vertue Receptive And Animall sprites the handes the hanches and flanck and belly the throte bole, the nerveis The Almondes in the throte the Uvula / and is melancolik and causeth | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| feare mania. and Dispaire and vexation of the minde diseases of the lunges coghes and moche wind in the stomake & the collick

Luna is cold and moiste and Ruleth the braine the sperma and marrowe in the bones and Ruleth also the lefte ey in a man and the Right ey in a Woman. the matrix and womens Courses menstrualle. she hath also the back bone the stomak et Excrementa omnia the force and strength of growinge Vim et spiritum naturalem et genitalem. the lefte side of the stomak et virtutem expulsivam. And causeth the lunary passion the mother. and Impedimentes of the matrix. and fluxes in a moiste signe. and vomiting in a cold and drie signe/

Nota de Luna

Si in principio Egritudinis Luna fuerit in signo mobili Tunc egritudo erit variabilis

Si | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| in signo fixo, infirmitas erit in uno statu sed multum durabilis

Si | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| in signo Communi. erit egritudo mediocriter. but of and on / better and worse. somtims well and somtimes ill.

In Augmento Lunæ sepius Egritudo terminatur ad bonum

In defectu Lune si infirmitas Accidit alicui/ terminatur ad malum sepius

Quia prima ætas Lunæ est calida et humida

Secunda ætas. est Callida et sicca

Tertia |ætas [add. MS Ashmole 363]| frigida et humida

Quarta |ætas [add. MS Ashmole 363]| est frigida et sicca

Noli membrum tangere ferro quando Luna est in signo quod illi membrum dominatur. for yf youe doe the induceth such a moisture at that tyme into that member that <MS Ashmole 389, p. 58> it will hardlie after Again be heled but growe to a Cancer or to som putrifaction. or other ill/


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Of the Master or Mistres for the servaunte

|16 [add. MS Ashmole 363]|The 8 chapter showeth master and mistres. yf they make the questione for their Servaunte sicke. or send his urine forth without the Consente of the Sick bodie

In this question youe shall note that the master asketh for his Servaunte. And the master and mistres ar signifiede Naturally by the 10 house and his Lord. but not that the 10 house shalbe the Ascendant of the question. because yt signifith the master or mistres And not their Servaunte but the sixte house from the Ascendant or first house shall | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| signifie their Servaunte. which is the 6 house of the figure and properly the house of Servantes and all the Signifiers shalbe taken from the 6 house of the figure. and not from the 10 house. |         [add. MS Ashmole 363]| Therfore we say.

The 6 house of the figur |in [MS Ashmole 363]| such a question is the ascendant of the question for the sicke for the urin and for life with the first house of the figure/

The xi house of the figure. for the state of the diseas as in the chapter of the 6 house

The first house which is the Angell of the easte and the 8th house of the figure for death. ut in capitulo 8e Domus

The 5 and 10 houses of the figure for the state of the Lyver and for the 4 vertues. ut in capitulo 5e Domus.

The 4 and 9. houses of the figure for the apoticarie & his Druges ut in capitulo 4e Domus.17

The 7 house of the figur and the 12. for the sick man howe he shall lik of the phisision ut in capitulo 7e Domus

The 9 house of the figure and the 2 house for the phisision ut in capitulo 9e Domus.

The 3 and 10 houses of the figure for the fingar of god as in the chapter of the 10 house.

The 12 and 5 houses of the figure. to knowe wher he be bewitched as in capitulo 12e Domus. /

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Ensample wher the mistres mad the queston for the Servaunte being very sicke without the Consente of the Servaunte 1596 the 30 of September Thursday in meridie at 30 post 12.

This fellowe his mistres had beaten him som 4 or 5 dais before and brock his head and som too Dais after they sent for a Surgeon To Dresse him. and he said the skulle was broken And then the Surgeon Dressed yt and after that his face did swelle that he Could not see. and with all he had moch pain in his head and stomake and a Rising of his lightes. And moch pain in his belly & reins and was full of wind, veri ferfulle and gryved moch and had also a hote burninge fever that came on him withall And was cold Inward and hote outward and he was very weke and sicke lik to die. but yet he scaped and Lived. But his mistres fearinge he wold Die made this queston because she had beaten him. fering the Daunger that might Ensue therof because she had beaten him soe/

Nota

In this figure |18 [add. MS Ashmole 363]| and |19 [add. MS Ashmole 363]| ar Lordes of the house of life. and is strong in the xi house of the question and doth not behould the houses of Death. |which [MS Ashmole 363]| is a good signe that he may live

But the in is an ill sign but that she is in the ascendant of the question. which signifith he may scape with moch a doe/. for here the which is lady of the 8 house of the figure apply to Lord ascendentis of the queston and receives the . that is life Receives Death, but because is combust going to the . he cannot receive the vertue or influence of the which is Death but gives yt to Again. then the goeth to Lord of the 9 house of the question & Receyves yt by phisickes means. he lyved/

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The 9 chapter showeth of the Servante when he commeth to make the queston or bringeth the urine of their master or mistres beinge Sick without the Consente of the master or mistris.

In such a question youe shall understand. that the 10. house shalbe the Ascendant of the question for the master or mistres beinge Sicke. for the urine and for life. thoughe the 6 house be for the Servante to signifie his Diligence & good wille towardes his master or mistres/ And the firste house of the figure shalbe | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| for the querent

The 3 and 6 houses shalbe for the Sicknes as in the chapter of the 6 house.

The 5 house and the 8 of the figure shall be the house of Death. as in the chapter of the 8 house

The 2 and 5 houses of the figure shall showe the state of the Lyver and the 4 vertues which of them is weknes as in the chapter of the 5. house.

The 9 and 6 houses of the figure shall be for the phisicion. & wher he will take phisick as in the chapter of the 9 house

The ascendant of the question which is the 10 house of the figure and the 7. house of the figure for the finger of god as in the chapter of the 10 house

The 12 house and 9 houses of the figure to knowe wher they be be witched or noe. or wher Any evill sprite Doe possesse or |haunte [MS Ashmole 363]| them or no as in the chapter of the 12 house

The first and 4 houses of the figure for the apoticarie & his Druges. as in the chapter of the 4 house/

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yf the Sonn or daughter com for the father or |theire [add. MS Ashmole 363]| mother without their Consente/ capit{e}/

In a Questione wher the sonne or daughter, commeth for the father or mother or for the grandfather or grandmother beinge sicke without their Consente. ther The 4 house and his Lord shalbe the Ascendant of the queston for the sicke for life and for the urine. as in the chapter of the firste house

The 11 house of the figure which is the 8 house of the question vz from the 4. house. shalbe for Death as in the Chapter of the 8. house

The 6 house from the 4th which is the 9th house of the figure shalbe for the infirmitie. and stand for the 6. house of the figure. and to showe wher the Dizease will Encrese or diminishe or stand on the partie or alter to som other Dizease. and yt shalbe the 6 house from the father|20 [add. MS Ashmole 363]| that is sicke | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| for whom the question is made & not the 6. house from the sonne. | [add. MS Ashmole 389]| |that [MS Ashmole 363]| maketh inquisition for his father. And the Judgment shall be as in the chapter of the 6. house/

The 8 house of the figure, which is the fifte house of the question. shalbe for the state of the Lyver and |the [add. MS Ashmole 363]| 4 vertues as in the chapter of the 5. house and 4 vertues/

The firste house of the figure which is allwais the Angell of the east. And in this Judgment standes for the 10 house of the question/ shall showe wher the finger of god be on the partie or noe / as in the chapter of the 10 house

The 12 house of the figure which is the 9th. house of the Question shalbe for the phisision. and to knowe wher the partie hath taken Any medison or noe as in the chapter of the 9. house/

The 2. house of the figure which is the 11 house of the question for the manner of the Cuer as in the chapter of the 11 house

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The 7. house | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| which is the 4th house from the 4th. for the appoticarie and his Druges And composision of his medisone as in the Chapter of the 4 house

The 5. of the figure which standes for the 2 house of the question. for the expence as in the chapter of the 2. house

Example wher the sonn cam for his mother sick without his consent |asked advise: [add. MS Ashmole 363]| 1594 6 Feb Wednesday am at 7./

This dizease was caused of in . separat a . vz of melancoly and red collor and she wonferfull and fretfull and had a hote burninge fever. and was with all exceading drie, and the fever continued Longe on her 12 or 14 howars alwais when the fit toke hir, and she wold sound often in the fit. she had moch pain in her head in the Reines and in the belly and she had taken som grife. she escaped and did Lyve. after she was well prepared & purged

a second Example wher the sonn cam for his mother sick without her consente of 68 yers to knowe wher she wold live or die / 1597. 28 november Monday in meridie at 12

This womans dizease was caused of in separatur a . she had taken grife and was ferfull and sweete flem Rising into her Lunges and throte like Catarrhus redie to stop her wind. for yt was caused of melancoly and blod causing swete flem. she died not being hart sicke. by a glister given her of the Docters. yet I will not say they kild her. but I sai {they} doe evill to give a glister in such a dizease I refer the Judgment herof to those that shall red this bock and have skille in Arte/

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A third Example wher the sonn commeth for his mother of 64 years without her consent 1599 the 2. of march Friday am at 10/

This Dizease was caused of in separat a |in [MS Ashmole 363]| of moch melancoly and stinking flem mixed with the blod. and she did scour and vomite and had moch pain in her shoulders backe and syde/ And did pine And consume awaye and died herof som 8. Dais after/

Sol dominus ascendentis questionis is in 8o questionis and the going out of is then void & coms next to Domino 8e questionis. which signifith Deth because receives dominus 8e. but receives not . And againe dominus ascendentis is redy to passe within 2 degrees the Line |(or Custe [add. MS Ashmole 363]| of the 8 house/

also Lord of the est Angle |which [MS Ashmole 363]| is naturally the house of life is in his fall & Detriment but retrograde going to the of Dominus 8e figure without reception. signifith Death.

Ane woodd of 70 years 1600 mr woodes mother in colman streate being sicke he made this question without her Consente. to knowe her dizease & wher shee wold live or die 1600 the 16 march Sunday. am at 30 post 8.

here the sonne makinge the question for his mother without her Consente we take the Ascendant and his Lord for the querente.

The 4 house and his Lord for the parti de quo querit. because yt is his mother. wherby we find that the disease is caused of in ultimis intrant . separans a in . which causeth moch collor and melancoly & collor mixed with cold water & the blod. Causing moch stopping in her Lunges stomake & throte Redy to stop her wind Like Catarrus. causing pain in the head stomake hips & lefte lege a sciatica and a fever of too fites she sweetes moch and is very fainte she takes noe reste. and the heat is nowe greter then the cold. but the cold wilbe greter then the heat soe sone as coms into . ferfull & fretfull and many fites.

And because dominus ascendentis mulieris receives Dominus 8e questionis in his house. and receives but in his terme, that she will die of this disease/ or escape very hardly

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The Wife for the husband or husband for the wife capitulum 10m

When the wife Doth com and make the question for her husband beinge sicke of his Diseas or for Lyfe or Death without the Consente of her husband Then youe shall understand that the 7. house is for the wife, And shalbe the Ascendant of the question for the querente for the urine and for life. and the like is when the husband makes the queston for his wif sine consensu/

The 2. house of the question and of the figure for Death which is the 8 house of the figure and the 8 house of the question. for death as in the chapter of the 8 house

The first house of the figure which is the Angell of the Easte for the sicke person. to knowe wher the sicke shalbe eased of his Dizease or noe. and to knowe howe the sick shall Lik of the phisision, And wher the phisicke shall Doe him good or noe. And wher the Sick wilbe Ruled or noe. as in the chapter of the 7th house/

The 6 house of the figure and of the question. shalbe for the cause and state of the infirmity as in the chapter of the 6. house

The 9 house of the figure and 9 house of the question |are [add. MS Ashmole 363]| for the phisision &c as in the chapter of the 9 house

The 5 house of the figure and of the question for the state of the Lyver & 4 vertues as in the chapter of the 5 house

The 4. house of the figure and |the [add. MS Ashmole 363]| 4 house of the question which is the 10 house of the figure and of the question for the finger of god as in the chapter of the 10 house

The 12 house of the figur and 12 house of the question To knowe wher he be be witched or noe as in the chapter of the 12 house

The 4 house of the figure which is the 10 house of the question & the 4 house of the question which is the 10 house of the figure for the end and for the Apoticary &c as in capitulo 4e Domus

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Example|21 [add. MS Ashmole 363]| wher the husband beinge sick the wife without his consente came and made the question for him. wher he wold Lyve or die 1596. 13 August. Friday pm at 45 post 2

his dizeas was Caused of in and of in of moche Burnte melancoly. vz of 3 partes of melancoly. on parte of Red collor and on parte of blod. so that his blod was burned to melancoly. venemouse he was extrem sicke lik to die he was full of blisters like to the stinging of nettells over all his bodie. and he was exceading dry and was moch pained in his belly. his leges handes and extream partes did swelle he escaped with moch a doe after longe sicknes. but they all gave him over to Death first

Here in this figure the first house of the figure and the 7th ar for life. The firste house which is the Angel of the easte because it is the house of Life naturally and is her the 7th house of the question (because the wife made the question) and therfore he shall signifie, howe the sick man wilbe Ruled and is Lord of this house and he is in in the 5. house of the figure and in the 11 house of the question and signifith he wilbe Ruled well. and shall have many frindes in his sicknes. And because Doth not behould Eyther of the 8 houses nor ther Lordes nor is not oppreste by or Any evill plannet yt is a good signe he may overcom yt in the end/

Again which is Dominus ascendentis questionis althoughe he be in 8o figure yet he is in corde . And although that domina 8e figure be also in 8o in the last grades of going to the of

The is betwen and the . |so [add. MS Ashmole 363]| that the Doth protecte from the hurte of Death. for wilbe in corde still. till the be paste . untill the force of Death be over paste. | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| for presently after the chaunge |(post ) [add. MS Ashmole 363]| wilbe | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| in the other side of the . so that wilbe Allwais betwene the & ./

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Another Example wher the wife came for her husband beinge sick without his consente to knowe his Diseas and of Life and Death 1597. the 16 of march Wednesday am at 5. post 9. questo

<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 363 starts here and MS Ashmole 389 provides the best reading. >This man had fistula in Ano. and thorowe the foolishnes of his surgeons was put in hazard of his life by the medisons they had Dressed him with. and he was sore sick and had a strong fever and was full of collor of in And in . & very fretfull and Angrie and his blode was inflamed. soe we caused him to be purged and let blod And he escaped & doth lyve/

<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 363 ends here and MS Ashmole 389 provides the best reading. >The first house and the 7. for the querent for the urin & |for [add. MS Ashmole 363]| life

The 2. house and the 8 for Death. as in the chapter of the 8 house

The 6 and 12 |house [add. MS Ashmole 363]| for the Continuance and cause of the Dizease as in the chapter of the 6 house./

The 11 house and the fifte for the Lyver. and 4 vertues and for the medison as in the chapters of the 5. and 11 houses.

Here and . the Lordes of the Ascendant. ar for Life and they ar both stronge and fre from evill and from both the 8 houses and from their Lordes and |that [add. MS Ashmole 363]| showethe he will not Die. for althoughe Luna. which is Lord of the 8 house of the question Doe apply to which is Lord ascendentis of the question. she cannot hurte because receives in in her exaltation/ and likwise receives in his exaltation. soe that ther is mutuall reception betwen them/./.

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A third Example. wher the wife made the Question for her husband for his Dizeas & for Life and Death. without consente of her husband 1597. the xi of June Saturday am at 15 post 8. questo.

This man his dizeas was caused of in obcessus of and Cauda. and of in that is of moch blod and melancoly and melancoly had the dominion. causinge a fever of 2 fites. a cold fite and a hote and he had moch pain in his Reines and in his bones. and his liver and stomake were stopte. he waxed more sick and died|22 [add. MS Ashmole 363]| the 17 of June/|23 [add. MS Ashmole 363]|

The signes of Death her ar manifeste for Lord ascendentis of the queston is in 8o questionis obcessus and alsoe applieth from the 8 house to . but ther is reception betwen and the which aspecte could not have hurted had ther bin’ no other signes of Death. but which is Dominus hore. and also the Lord of life naturally of the Angell of the east is going out of aspected to in his |Detriment [MS Ashmole 363]| in a cadent house which signifith he will Die

Example wher the husband cam for the wife beinge sick without her consente. 1597. the 10 of June Friday pm at 40 post on. vita aut mors. Α. Αλ.

Loke to the Lords of both the 9 houses and on of them is oprest by and thother by and dominus ascendentis is opprest by and ./

This womans Dizease was caused of in separat a | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| in of moch burnt melancoly and blod. and yt did rise up in her throte lik catarrus And so stopte her wind for certain Docters gave her 2 glisters & kild her with the third. and I had alwais forbydden her to tak any glister. yet she wold not do by | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| my counselle. but followed others advise and died not being harte sick. throwe folly of her phisisions

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|24 [add. MS Ashmole 363]|The firste house of the figure which is the Angel of the East, And we cale yt alwais the Ascendant of the figure, because yt is alwaies for the querente whosoever maketh the question, but yt is not alwaies for the partie de quo queritur.

Also. under thes Judgmentes is considered the Judgmentes and considerations of the firste house of the question for whom soever the question is made.

Capitulum 12m

In consideration of the firste house of the figure, which is naturally the house of life in all questions for whom soever the question is made / especially wher the sick bodie eyther commeth or sendeth or consenteth to the sendinge of the urine or of the messanger: to knowe his state or diseas or of his Life or Death

But when the sick consenteth not to the sending out of his urine or to the question that is Demaunded for him but that som on moveth the question/ or causeth on to goe forth to knowe the |Cause of the [add. MS Ashmole 363]| dizease of the sick. And the sick not witty nor warie therof. In such a case youe must Demaund of the commer wher the sick man Doth knowe of his comminge or did bid him com. yf he say: yea. then The firste house of the figure which is the Angell of the Easte shalbe the Ascendant of the question for the urin for the sick body and for life

But yf the messanger Aunswere: Noe: then shall youe Demaund whoe sent him. And whoe was the Causer of his cominge for the sicke. wher yt was his father or mother Sister or brother unkell or Aunte or Coosine master or Mistres or his wife &c. for Accordinge to the mover of the question or sender of the Messanger shall youe knowe wher to find the Ascendant of your question As for Ensample. Yf the father or mother mak the question for their sonne or daughter sicke Then the firste house shall be for the querente. And the 5 house which is the | [add. MS Ashmole 389]| house of children shalbe the Ascendant of the question for the sick. As in the chapter of the 5 house.

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Likwise yf the sonn or daughter com for their parentes <Unidentified Hand C starts in MS Ashmole 363>being sick without consente of their parentes. for many Tymes on is soe sick | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| that he hath noe minde or will To send to the phisision. or is not willinge to send to the phisision: neither will he consente that Any bodie shall goe forth for him In such a case. the firste house shalbe for the querente. | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| but the 4 house shalbe for the father or mother for whom they com and shalbe the Ascendant of the question for the sicke as in capitulo 4e Domus

Also yf the master or Mistres com for their Servaint sick without his Consente. then the firste house is for the master or mistres beinge querente. And the 6 house shalbe for the Servaunte sick. as in the chapter of the 6 house/

yf the Servant com for his master or mistres sick. | [add. MS Ashmole 389]| without their Consente. Then the firste house shalbe for the Servaunte which is the querente And the 10 house shalbe for his master or mistres sicke. as in the chapter of the 10 house and as in the chapter where the Servainte commeth for his master or mistres/

yf the Wife com for her husband. |and [add. MS Ashmole 363]| without his consente beinge sicke. Or yf the husband com for his wife being sicke without her consente in both thes. the firste house which is the Angell of the easte shalbe for the querente But the 7. house shall be the Ascendant of the question for the parti sick. as in the chapter of the 7 house. and as in the chapter of the wife for her husband or of the husband for the wife

yf the brother or sister com for their brother or Sister being sick without the Consente of the sicke. then the first house shalbe the Ascendant of the question for the querente And the third house which is naturally the house of bretheren and sisters unkells Auntes & cosins shalbe the Ascendant of the question for the sicke. As in the Chapter of the third house. and as in the chapter of brothers and Sisters./

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And youe shall alwais note, That the Ascendant of the question is alwaies found, by the partie for whom the question is asked as yf the sonn aske the question for his father, without the Consent of his father then. the 4 house shalbe the Ascendant of the question for the father beinge sicke. and not the firste house which signifith the sonn. et econtra. And soe of the Reste as aforsaid

Also the firste house hath the head and the face, and showeth what pain or grife is in the head face or eyes &c. And this house houldeth in the Latitude of 52 degrees and in the longitud of 19 grades. 12 degres above the horizon, And 18 degres under. And then begins the 2. house which houldeth the Throte &c Note this well./

The head and face &c ar subjecte to many dizeases. as to thes folowinge for Ensample. vz.

Alopetia, which is a falling of the hair. Aegilops, which is a superfluouse flesh in the corner of the eye by the nose Albernalieth id est polippus. a superfluouse peace of flesh in the nose Algarab. which is an Impostumation in the corner of the ey. Alyntifer is also a tumor or swelling with inflamation in the eyes Aphte. which is |an [MS Ashmole 363]| ulceration in the pallat of the mouth &c Argemata. vel Argema. which is a sore in the ey., wher the whit groweth over the black of the ey, & the whit is Red. and in Lattin it is called Albugo or Nebula/ Atarsati id est macula. when the ey is blodshote Asaphata, be whelkes or pushes in the rotes of the hair & be Red Asse, which is a darknes of the sighte. when the sonn is downe &c Asernar. that is a fatty matter in the browes Asaphata, be whelkes or pushes in the rotes of the haire and be red. Analepha Cataleptia Epileptia which are 3 kindes of the falling sicknes. in the on they vome or vomit at mouth. in another they piss or defille them selves & in the third neither. Acor. or Acoris which is a scurfe in the head like brane or otmell/ famus. is such a kind of scurfe also &c/ Alboras. id est the white Morfewe/.
<MS Ashmole 389, p. 93>
Appoplexia. which is a stopping of all the ventrikells and passages in the hed vz of the brain. wherby on soundeth and soe oftentimes Di sodenly Zoda. which is an old head ach Vertex. which is a giddines or |turning [MS Ashmole 363]| of the braine Impostumation in the head. Deaffnes, headach. saltflem faces. singinge in the head & divers other diseases to longe To speak of. but thes we have set Downe for som cause/

And the firste house is for the querent whosoe ever make the question and for life and for the urine yf yt be for him selfe

And to knowe wher the dizease wilbe Tediouse to the sicke or noe: And where thou maieste take him in hand or noe.

And wher yt be good to meddle with the sicke or noe.

And also to knowe wher he be fretfull or patiente

And wher he wil be Ruled or noe/

And wher he be frindly or fortunate to him selfe or noe

And wher he will take Any phisicke or noe/

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 94>
Judgmentes on the first house per forman./

yf the firste house and his Lord, be fortunate and fre from Combustion, and from eville plannetes as from and And from a combuste or Rettrograd plannet. And from the Lord of the 8. house and 6 house and the also free from evill as Aforsaid. and apply to a good plannet Then the Dizease will not be troblesom unto him nor Tediouse. but he wilbe | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| sone well and thou maiste take him in hand for he wilbe Ruled.

yf ther be a good plannet as or in Ascendente not Remotus: nor combust nor Retrograde nor in their fall or Detrimente aspect the Lord of the 8 house. yt is the bettare soe that the said plannet in the Ascendant be not Lord of the 8. |howse [add. MS Ashmole 363]| 6. or 12. house / & the patient will helpe him selfe with all & be ruled

yf ther be an Eville plannet in Ascendente not Remotus as or or or a combust or Retrograde plannet or beinge in via combusta or Retrograde planet or A plannet that is in his fall or detriment or combust Then yt signifith evill in the begininge of the Cuer. And yt is not good to take him in hand for he will not be Ruled. but will hurt & hinder him selfe /

yf Any plannet that is combust Retrograde or in his falle or detriment25 doe behould the gradus ascendentis by or or be in or of the Lord ascendentis. yt is not good to meddell with him. for thou shalte have moch | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| adoe with him: And he shall have evill’ counselle And eyther evill sprites or evill folkes, will |tempte [MS Ashmole 363]| him or perswade him from good unto evill, And to Doe that which will turne to the worste

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Yf dominus Ascendentis be |an [MS Ashmole 363]| unfortunat plannet of him selfe as or yt showeth that the sick him selfe is an unfortunate |person [MS Ashmole 363]| by nature & unlucky, And borne under an evill constellation, And is froward and overthwarte And selfe wild and will not be ruled by good Counselle, but is more subjecte by nature to Doe evill then good. And to followe evill counsell then good.

Yf dominus Ascendentis be not unfortunate by nature. but by Accidente as yf he be a good or indifferente plannet as . and be combust Retrograde or in his fall or detriment or Impedite or in or of or or of a plannete that is combust or Retrograde or otherwise infortunate yt signifith the sicke althoughe he be not unfortunate by nature yet he is unfortunate by Accidente And he will not be Ruled/ but he is subjecte to followe evill counsell And he will change his phisision

yf dominus Ascendentis be infortunate combust Retrograde or in his fall or Detrimente or Impedite or in of an evill planet as of or {} or of a planet that is combust or Retrograde or otherwise infortunate. yt signifith the Sick is froward and will not be Ruled, but he is som evill and unfortunate person by nature or Accidente, and he will chaunge his phisision

yf dominus Ascendentis be Joined to an unfortunate planet by then ther is som evill and unfortunat parson about the sicke, which will cause him doe eville and give him eville counselle And make him chaunge his phisision

yf dominus ascendentis be unfortunate and Also be Joyned to an infortunate planet or yf an unfortunat planet be in the ascendant not Remotus Then the sick is unfortunate of him selfe and unlucky to dealle withall, And also he is Joyned to som evill person. and hath som eville And unlucky parties About him which give him evill councell and by whom he is to moch Ruled.<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 389 starts here and MS Ashmole 363 provides the best reading. >

If or or a combuste retrograte or some other infortunate planet or planets or aney planet that is in his fall or detriment be Lord of the ascendent then medle not with him for he will not be rulled for it seemeth that some evill person hath rulle over him, and that the sicke is evill and froward of nature and condition and frets much.

A fortunate planet in the ascendent signifieth the phisitian shalbe profitab{le} to the sicke, yea if it be or though they be retrograte then the sicke shall rejoice much in the presence of the phisition and find greate ease and it will be good to take him in hand.

If the ascendent or his Lord be fortunate or afflicted ether by the bodlie presence of aspect of an evill planet, or that the ascendent or his Lord, or both of them be evill or unfortunate by nature. And the 7. howse also and his Lord unfortunate then the fault shal be in the sicke person if he be not cured. for the ascendent is for the urine and for the querente and the 7. howse for his sicke, where he shall be eased thereof or noe

<MS Ashmole 363, f. 32r>

Dominus ascendentis, in 11a fortunate aspecting the ascendent thou maiest take him in hand, for he will find greate frinds and frindship in his sickness.

If there be an evill or combuste planet in the ascendent as or it signifieth to the sicke for that the presence of an evill planet in ascendent or in or aspect of the Lord ascænd. signfieth overcoming of the sicke and the weaking and hurting of nature and overcominge and opprossing of nature and the strength of the pertie.

If Dominus ascendentis be weake in his detriment or falle, as , in . or in and in 9o or 8o the partie is exceading weake of nature and also weake by his sicknesse

Dominus ascendentis in corde or with in on degré of in 11o and freé from evill and from or . thou maiest take him in hand and he will be rulled, so see and in tyme thou maiest cure him, but he hath a marvelose distempered body.

If Dominus ascendentis be an unfortunate planet, as or and in his fall or detriment as in and in and in 7o and or be in ascendent and applie to or then it is a manifiste signe that the partie is unfortunate of him selfe, both by nature and accidente and will not be rulled by good Counsell, but is an enemie to him selfe, and his owne hinderance, and doeth augment his owne disease, and greefe. And yet because or is in the ascendent it showeth he hath much good counsell given him, and hath maney good friends aboute him, but will followe none of there counsells, although he sayd and promise he will but will disdiate him selfe and doe that which he ought not and that which is forbidden, and will followe his owne minde and hurt himselfe, but he should eat nothing that he hath a mind unto, nor doe aney thing that he would doe but contrary to his mind in all things.

Dominus ascendentis unfortunate in his fall or detriment, or combuste in 7o or in signo 7o and Domina horæ, combuste also in 7o being Domina 6e goinge from <MS Ashmole 363, f. 32v> Domino ascendentis to Domino 7e his disease is caused by overmuch heating him selfe in having to doe with his wife or other some woman, where upon he tooke could in his backe being hote the which congeled the blod, in the raines of the backe and by reason of much coller and melancoly before in the vaines before being mixed with the blod impostimated, and putrified and so causeth the raming of the raines and shmarting of the urine by reason of sand in the backe and the yeard is very sore and the backe weake and he desireth much letcherey which may cause a revolution of nature and so bring him to a comsumption.

If Dominus ascendentis be in 7o and Dominus 7æ in ascendent not remote, as Domina ascendentis in 7o in or in 6o in signo 7e and Dominus 7æ in in ascendente retrogradus applicans . by reception, it is a signe that the sick partie desireth the presence of the phisition, and let wise men Judge of the rest

If Dominus ascendentis be combuste or infortunate joyned to Domino 12e. whosoever be Dominus 12e yt is a signe that the partie is forcespoken or bewitched or haundeth with some evill sprite or person.

If Dominus 12 in such a case be Dominus 4e then it is by the father or mother.

If he be Dominus 5e then by his sonne or daughter.

If he be Dominus 3e then by his brother or Sister.

If he be Dominus 7e then by on open enemie, or his wife or husband.

If Dominus 12e be but Lord only of the 12. howse then by some privie enemie.

<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 389 ends here and it provides the best reading. >yf in such a case Dominus 12e be dominus 10e or that dominus ascendentis be combust or oppressed by the or of dominus 10e then the sicke is punished by the finger of god. And it is a supernaturalle Cause from god, meddle not with him. till his Daies of Punishmente be out. and that the Lord hath taken his hand from him And lefte to punishe him

yf dominus 12e be dominus 2e or if dominus ascendentis be combuste of Dominus 2e and in of Dominus 12e. then yt is by som secreate counselor

yf dominus Ascendentis be combust or infortunate by of the Lord of the xi house. Then he is stroken by the Angelle of god or by som good sprite. or his sicknes is imposed on him by som good Angelle/ or som speciall good frind is the cause therof.

yf dominus Ascendentis be unfortunate of him selfe or in his fall or detriment and in the 8 or 6 house or in A cadent house and not Joined to Any other plannet excepte yt be to the Lord of 6 or 8 house then he is cause of his owne sicknes.

yff dominus Ascendentis be combust or infortunate of dominus 6e then his servantes ar cause of his sicknes especially if or be dominus 6e or yf they be Lord of the houses aforsaid and doe infortune the Lord ascendentis as is aforsaid.

Be Alwaies wary and take heed when or is Lord of the house of the plannet that doth infortunate the Lord ascendentis As yf Dominus ascendentis be infortuned by dominus 12e 9e or 6e and or be Lord of those houses wherin that plannet is that is Lord of that house. for then yt is somoch the worse because they be eville by nature.

And note what plannet soever yt be, that doth infortunate the Lord Ascendentis being Lord of any of those houses, the more he is infortunate of him selfe, by nature or Accidente, the worser yt is As yf should be dominus 12e in or Retrograde or combust and in a cadent house & doe aspect the Lord ascendentis, or be in with him or in a or or Then the disease is caused by the Dyvell, or by witchrafte excepte yt be som manifeste hurte by som beaste or knowen person/

yf dominus ascendentis be dominus 5e, she toke her sicknes in childbed yf yt be a woman especially yf be in 5o./

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yf dominus ascendentis be dominus 12e and also dominus hore and in 7o Retrograde in and in | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| applicans in it signifith the partie is enimie to her selfe and cause of her owne disease and her mind is moch trobled, and som evill sprite doth followe her, and it cam by feare / 9 ascendant 8 retrograde

The of and on of them being dominus hore. dominus ascendentis 12e or 6e or the plannet from which the Doth seperate or apply to causeth the stone And the strangury and pain of the Reines bein in .

dominus Ascendentis being dominus 12e in applicans in in 11o. the partie desireth the company of som speciall woman that he is enchaunted unto. yf it be A woman then som on hath enchaunted her to love him, And she is sicke for that she cannot have the compani of the man. for she Desireth yt moch & longeth for venus Acte

yf in such a case be dominus 8e And dominus ascendentis go to the of with all. then the partie will Die for longing for the man yf she have him not.

yf dominus ascendentis be in or of the gradus ascendentis the sick partie is enimi to him self and will be Angri with him self. and moste commonly they will take noe phisick/

yf dominus ascendentis be combust and in a or to the gradus ascendentis. then the sick parson will stand in his owne lighte and be enemie To him selfe and Angrie with him selfe/

yf dominus ascendentis be dominus 12e in , and going from the of dominus 5e and separat from also in and apply to yt seameth the woman thorowe enchaintmente hath Layen with som man, by whom she feareth she is with child, and she alsoe desireth moch the Compani of the said man/

yf dominus ascendentis be dominus 12e and in his owne house as in 12e Retrograde & be also Lord of the 10 house & doe | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| separat a domino 7e as from in in 8o and also from dominus 5e as from in . and in seperans a in and applying to dominus hore in 11o. then yt seams the partie hath Layen with her master, And she is with child by him and she desireth moch lecherie and the compani of a man. &c

dominus ascendentis in ascendente and goe from domino 7e to domino ascendentis by Reception the phisision shall | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| profit the patiente & wine greate commendacon{s} & the patient wilbe well Ruled, &c. sit sapiens Judex/

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yf Dominus ascendentis and dominus 7e doe on begine to goe from the full or aspecte, and goe from domino ascendentis and apply to a plannet in ascendente then is the parti in Love/

yf dominus Ascendentis be in of Dominus 11e and dominus 11e be fortunat | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| in such case or yf ther be a fortunat plannet in 11o that doth aspect the Ascendant or his Lord. Then the good Angells of god doe uphould favour and healpe the partie. But yf dominus 11e be unfortunat and in a or of Domino ascendentis or yf ther be An evill or unfortunat plannet as |or [add. MS Ashmole 363]| or in 11o, then the Angells of god doe cause him to be punished and vexed for som misdemenor or offence that he hath Done. But yf Dominus Ascendentis be fortunat and in of Dominus 11æ. being alsoe fortunate, And an unfortunate plannet in 11o. Then all though the good Angells doe favour And help the partie, yet ther be som evill Angells that doe also vex the partie

Dominus Ascendentis combust and separat a domino Ascendentis and apply to the partie wilbe frensie | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| especially yf dominus ascendentis goe to the | [MS Ashmole 363]| of combust in .

yf dominus Ascendentis or dominus ascendentis questionis be in or aspect of and apply to . the parti is or will be frantick. yf Dominus ascendentis and be in the full aspect or within on Degree he is frantick. yf they doe apply on to the other within 7. degree he wilbe frantick. yf they be seperated Above on degree to 4 degree he was frantick

26yf dominus Ascendentis be in his detriment or fall as in in a of in 12o & in 6o applicat . and in . in ascendente then the woman hath noe Luste to the Acte of concupiscens for yt is gryvouse unto her to suffer her husband to ly with her. And also the nature of her husband doth corrupte her body and burne her matrix and consumes her body, because he is not Naturall unto her. And she hath also the Ronninge of the Reines a smarting of her urine And the gren sicknes &c/

yf dominus ascendentis be unfortunate retrograde in his fall or detriment and in the 2 house as in retrograde 2o. and goe from Domino Ascendentis by and doe apply to domino 4e in 8o by . the and dominus 4e be{ing} both combust or subradiis in 8o and dominus 4e. be also Lord of the 9. house or in with domino 9e. eyther in the tyme of the question. or when thou goest first to visit the sick or first doste Administer to him. Then meddle not with such a partie in Any wise. for yf thou doe thou <MS Ashmole 389, p. 101> | [add. MS Ashmole 389]| shalte bestowe thi monie and Labour in vain And when thou haste Cured or Recovered the partie, thou shalte have nothing for thy paine, but ill wordes moch Lawe strife And controversy and infamie and imprisoment And be put in perill of thy life for sewinge for that which was promised thee. goe not to Lawe with him for yf thou doe yt willbe Thy utter undoynge & overthrowe/. never meddle with such a on/. figure 1584. 23 September Wednesday pm at 30 post 2./

yf dominus Ascendentis be combuste retrograde in his fall or detriment. And dominus 4e also combuste retrograde in his fall or detriment and apply to domino 4e. dominus 9e in Ascendente. meddell not with the partie. for ther will followe much troble And controversy Anger lawe And imprisoment and greate Expences And thou shalte have nothing for thy labour but ill will and hatred & put in perill of thy life for Doing them good. . . 24 2o 7 in 4o

yf dominus Ascendentis be combuste And goe from . and apply to . by any Aspect what soever being Dominus 5e and apply to the or of in 11o. Then the child or woman kind hath bin Ravished, And the nature of the man Resteth and rotteth in the matrix of the maid or child and is the cause of her paine And yt gryveth moch And hath mani sore panges and fites like on possessed or bewitched/.

yf dominus Ascendentis be in Ascendente in his owne signe in signo Ascendente not Remot as in and at a full to in 10o/ the cause of the sicknes was thought taken for on she Loved which forsake her/.

yf be dominus ascendentis and in retrograde in Ascendente and domina 6e in separat a in in 7o applicans in the partie hath surfeted with taking of cold fruite or some cold thinge/.

yf dominus ascendentis do separat from domino 6 by any aspect then hath the dizease byne on the partie from his childwod and he had yt by influence of the heavens in his byrth yf be dominus ascendentis and do separat from dominus 6e in retrogradus per then the partie is both dumbe And deaf and hath bin soe from his childwood And yt is not to be Remadyed

yf or be in ascendente in the tyme of the question let the phisision give noe Judgment for evill therof may ensue and suspio & infamy. though he give never soe true a Judgment and thoughe the parties seam or be never so honeste

yf be dominus ascendentis and apply to the or of give noe Judgment |for evill therof may ensue and suspion and infamy, though he give never soe true a judgemente, [add. MS Ashmole 363]| &c ut supra/

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yf dominus Ascendentis by dominus 12e or 6e and in or and in 7a 10a. or in ascendente and apply to or being in or by or being in 11o 10o 7o. 5o or 3o Then the partie desireth moch lechery and the moch use of women. And the desier therof is cause of the dizease for those signes Doe cause moch lechery and companie of women And doe cause Revultion of nature And gonorea passio heat of the Reines And hote pisse. yf be dominus ascendentis in such a case such men will meddelle with beastes and yong children/

yf dominus Ascendentis be dominus 6e and combuste in 10o in signo 10e not Remotus in in 9o separat a et et applicat in 10o in |signo [MS Ashmole 363]| 10e then the cause of the mans dizease is thoughte And discontent taken about som on that he Loved, who seames to have |forsaken [MS Ashmole 363]| him, especially yf ther be a or or separat betwen Domino ascendentis & domino 7e or betwen the plannet that Doth separat from and the plannet to whom she doth apply.

yf dominus ascendentis be in 7o or 6o. and dominus 7e in Ascendente not Remotus as domina ascendentis in 7o. and dominus 7e in in ascendente retrograde applicans by Reception. yt is a signe that the sick partie Desireth the presentes of the phisision. And the phisision Longeth to see the sick person/ And eyther of them is enimie to themselfe &c/. 2 ascendant/

yf on plannet be dominus ascendentis and also Dominus 6e and in 10o and doe beh{ould} the ascendant nere then the 6. house the partie may be cured of his infirmity yf Doe Apply to the said plannet dominus ascendentis et 6e. 5. in 10o/

yf dominus ascendentis be in 6o. the sicke wilbe Loth to take any medison and will find faulte with the medison and say they ar never the better for it or that it Doth hurte their body or Augmente the paine And soe they willbe the cause and prolongers of their owne sicknes and their sicknes is not naturalle but caused by yll Diet surfet or ill order. or is the cause of their owne sicknes

dominus Ascendentis in 9o in a of the Ascendant fortunate or in of dominus 9e. let the parti be his own phisision. for that which he doth for him sellf or to him selfe or what soever he Longeth for, will Doe him more good, then Ani medison he shall take at Any phisisions handes. let such a on devise his owne medisons./

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dominus Ascendentis in 9o unfortunate at a to the Ascendant or in of Dominus 9e. then let the phisision take head, that he suffer not the sick to have Any thinge that he desireth or longeth for nor to take Any medison Sirup or drink of his owne devisinge, or that he thinkes is good for him selfe. for he is an Enimie to him selfe, And all his owne doinges And desiers will hurte him selfe. therfore let those that be Aboute the Sick or that tend and kepe the sick not suffer him to have Any thinge that he wold have but doe the contrary

27yf dominus Ascendentis doe separat a domino 9e. the Lord of the 9. house being unfortunat as from in 3o. yt seameth the partie doth leave some ill phisision which hath had her in hand, and hath given her moch evill And contrary phisicke And hath don the patiente greate harme et econtra/

yf dominus 9e doe separat a domino Ascendentis. the phisision doth or will give the sick of.

yf dominus ascendentis or doe separat a domino 9e. dominus 9e being a fortunat plannet & in a fortunat place. then the sicke Doth leave or will leave som fortunat phisision that wold have Don her good. and she leaveth the taking of som good and profitable phisick that wold have Done her moch good/

And as often as the Lord Ascendentis doth behould the 9 house or his Lord by or being in Angulo or 4o or in a succedent house fortunat yea though he behould not the Lord of the 9. house yt is beste for the sicke to be his owne phisision/

dominus Ascendentis in applicans and applying to in in signo 7e the man Desireth moch lechery. but is chast against his will.

As often as youe find Dominus Ascendentis in of applicans both being in fieri signs or on in a fieri signe And the other in in 7o 10o or in Ascendente yt is a signe that the party desireth moch Lechery And the desier therof causeth the diseas & many tyms Doth cause moch pain & disease and swyming of the head pain of the Reins and a Revultion of nature And moch distemprature of the body

dominus Ascendentis in ascendente in a or of the Ascendant. the partie is frindly to him selfe and in sekinge for his Health or taking Any thing after his owne mind for yt hurtes him not, but doth him good/

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 104>

yf the doe apply to domino Ascendentis, yt is a signe the partie will mend shortly for yt is a signe of health

yf be in signo Ascendente in 12o/ And apply to Domino ascendentis and dominus Ascendentis be also Dominus 12e and signifier of the cause of the Dizease and Dominus Ascendentis applieth to the Ascendant also, yt is a signe of health shortly And that he will mend/ 25. ascendant 18 29 41 retrograde/

Luna Domina Ascendentis in 12o applicans in And no evill plannet in Ascendente nor in 7o. she will be ruled Resonably and doe as she is bydden and soe Recover her health.

yf dominus Ascendentis questionis be in the 12 house of the figure and dominus 9e questionis and do apply to domino figure though dominus Ascendentis be in the 8 House of the question: yet yt is a signe of Life and health and the medisons shal doe the partie moch good

yf be domina ascendentis and doe goe from Retrograde in being dominus 12e and apply to in retrograde the partii willbe frantik, or is mad or frantike allreadie. yet may be holpen by phisicks arte

yf be domina Ascendentis, and applieth to domino 7e. the parti is in love and is sick for love. yf be dominus 7e then he taketh thought for on she loveth

yf be domina ascendentis and in in 6o in Signo 6e separans a domina 5e in 5o and applieth to domino 3e in 3o. showeth that the woman toke her disease by thoughte taken for som discourtasy of her husbande she being in childbed, and she is trobled with the mother

yf doe separat a domino Ascendentis or a domino hore, and apply to domino 12e. he wil chaung his phisision/ that first takes him in hand before he be wholle.

yf doe separat from in 12o and apply to the of . and doe also apply to the or of being dominus hore, the parti wilbe frantick or mad. before the sicknes Leave him, And before yt be at hiest.

yf doe separat from the Lord of the house that she is in as from in 12o. being combust applicat and at a to . then hath the parti surfeted with muskadell and oysters

yf be in and doe separat from in dominus hore with the partie hath surfeted with sturgeon and Renishe wine

yf be in 3o and do separat from in 11o being dominus hore. dominus ascendentis in in 9o applicat in 9o the woman was freytied and toke her disease with fear of som that came to serch her house for starch

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 105>

yf be in and do separat from dominus hore and dominus 4e retrograde in 11o in and applieth to dominus Ascendentis in retrograde fallen into the 6 house and at a to in in ascendente and Lord of the 2. Houses then the parti is cause of his owne Disease & grife through freting and chafinge ferfulnes and tremblinge & great disquiet & discontent and she hath taken thought and grife because she cannot have her owne mind, And she is pained in the back and in the head &c/.

yf be domina ascendentis in 12o and doe separat a in o in 8o or 9o being dominus hore not remot and applying to in retrograde perigrin in 4o And be Domina 12e et 5e and latly separat from . then the woman hath had many shiftes And hath often byn with child, And brought none to good for her matrix is full of melancoly humors. and in such a case doth alwaies Destroy the birth & fætus for he is dominus 7e 8e et 9e and Dominus ascendentis applicat o Dominus 8e in such a case showeth Death and Destruction of the fætus.

Dominus ascendentis to the 5. house and goe a domino 5e. then the woman toke her Diseas in child bed and she hath not bine well since she had a child.

Luna in separans a et . and separat from domino 5e in 2o. then the woman hath not bine well since her laste child. but is moch trobled with som flux of her menstrues And hath moch stopping of the Lunges with flem pain in the back and Armes/

yf be dominus Ascendentis in to in dominus 8e then the party feareth to die and is aferd of Death

yf |in [MS Ashmole 363]| Ascendentis in not Remotus signifith ydell toyes and that the mind is trobled & vexed, and seeth many visions & is tempted/ &c/

yf be dominus hore or dominus ascendentis or dominus 6e or planeta a quo separatur or in Ascendente or in of Dominus hore or of dominus ascendentis or of dominus 6{e} The partie hath taken grife sorowe thoughte and discontente & is heavie melancolyke & moch trobled in mind

Dominus 7e in Ascendente unfortunat the compani that be aboute the sicke shall hinder And hurte him for all ar not his frindes

yf be dominus 7e and in ascendente in perigrin & Retrograde and not Remotus. the sick will not be Ruled but will speke evill of the phisision and find faulte with his phisick be it never soe good.

Dominus 7e in Ascendente whosoever be dominus 7e yea thoughe yt be in retrograde not Remot signifith health to the partie and that he wilbe Ruled by the phisision for then the sicknes is in the house of health. But yt muste be with this condition that dominus ascendentis be also in 7o. and apply to domino 7e or to Domino hore or to domino 10e. but the sick wilbe enimi to him selfe. and mistruste him self & the phisision. & give ill wordes of the phisision and she is corrupted by her husband & the dizeas will stand long on her

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 108>

Dominus 9e in Ascendente the phisision is in the handes of the patient and the patiente may commaund the phisision for the phisision is Devoted to the patiente

Dominus 9e in Ascendente at a full to the 9 house. the phisision is in the handes of the patiente and the patient may commaund the phisision, And the phisision desireth to pleasure the patiente, and is willing to Administer to the patiente & to give him phisicke. for som farder entente or more good will or for pitties sake

Dominus 9e in ascendente fortunate phisicke shall Doe the patiente moch good

dominus 9e in ascendente unfortunate vz combust Retrograde or in his detriment or falle or in of or phisicke will hurt hime yf he take Any. and she hath taken alredy some evill Drinke medison or potion

Dominus 9e in Ascendente in Any of his dignitis not Remotus and fre from combustion the phisick shall Doe the partie good but the sick wilbe moch perswaded to followe his owne mind and will thinke their owne mind is beste yet they will doe as the phisision will have them, with persuations except Dominus Ascendentis be an evill or infortunate plannet of him selfe as dominus 9e in or ./

yf or be dominus 9e and in ascendente not Remote and in 9o. and apply to the Lord of the 5 house. the partie Doth take or hath taken som evill medisons which will set him in a gret scouringe or vomitinge and yt seams he hath done yt allready or hath gyven him som evill purgation or thinge Contrary to his body

yf be dominus 9e in in ascendente at a to the 9. house and the goe from to the of at a to in 9o Remotus applicans then the sicke wilbe moch addicted to followe their owne mind & will not contynue Any medison Longe, but will leave yt of and grudg at the phisision, thoughe he doe all his Endevoure. and his medisons in Deed will Doe more harme then good, and will not Agre with the party, nor with her fleshe or bodie. and the discourtasy of the patiente shall grive the phisision and he shall leave her to her selfe/.

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 109>

Dominus Ascendentis combuste going to the and dominus hore cadent, and dominus 6e in ascendente not Remotus and the Laste grades of a signe in ascendente and the Lord of the next signe in of Dominus 8e. yt is death

Dominus ascendentis an inferiour plannet and applieth to domino 9e by or Dominus 9e being a good plannet as or yf Dominus 9e be in Domino 9e and have Any dignity at all. then the sick person is Desirouse to take Any thinge to Do them good, and hath now met with such a phisision which by the helpe of god shall Cuer her/

yf be dominus 7e and in Ascendente in not Remotus. & in in ascendente and applieth to dominus 10e in 6o causer of the infirmity, and separat from . then is the bodie of the woman infected by her husband and her blod is corrupted and turned to melancoly. and the finger of god alsoe is on the partie. and the dizease will stan{d} Long on her, and noe medison will Doe her good, till god doth withdrawe his punishment from her Let her therfore Repente her of her sinnes and life past very hartily And Desire god to be mercifull unto her & to withdrawe his punishmentes from her. And then yf god have mercie upon her. let her seeke the phisision ells not, for yt is ells in vaine.

Luna domina 7e in Ascendente in o applicans domino 9e in 11o in , by what aspect soever yt be. then the wife of the sicke person shall infame the phisision and speke evill of him privily behind his backe to Divers folke. 18 ascendant. 10 ascendant 12 11o

Luna in ascendente separans a planeta in 10o that is strong as from in and next applieth to Domino 7e as to being dominus 7e et 6e in ascendentein and soe sone as the doth leave she com to domino ascendentis Then the partie is not at worste of his Dizease but wilbe sicker And sicker for a tyme and then will mend spedily & Doe well and take his phisick & be Ruled 10 ascendant 20 20 in in ascendente 7 10/

Dominus Ascendentis infortunate or combust or in Any aspect of and be in the 10 or 4 house and applieth to. or be in aspect of Dominus 6e. then the dizease coms by som seacreat and hidden cause and by som pryvie meanes aswell as by the Course of nature or influence of the heavens, as by som servant and the sick is partly cause of his owne dizease as by following the counsell of his servante/ by taking or drinking som evill thinge. 2 ascendant 5 . 29 applicat

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 110>

yf dominus ascendentis doe apply to Domino 7e/ as to in 9o./ the partie will followe the Counselle of the phisision. and his phisicke wilbe effectuall and worke well and he shall find ease. yf yt be by or . but yf yt be by or . then the partie will not be Ruled, but his Dizease beinge gone will Retorne on him Againe/

yf be dominus 7e and in Ascendente, and goe from : yt seameth yf the question be for the man. that the wife is cause of his Dizease for she is overthwarte & stubborne Againste him and given to moch vice and villany which is the cause of the mans grife

But yf the question be for the woman in such a case. then had the good man bine cause of her dizease by Reason of Surfet and Drinkinge wherat his wife fretteth and gryveth moch.

in Ascendente in signifith Surfet and Dronkennes and ill Diete, being Dominus ascendentis in 7a. or beinge Dominus 7e and in Ascendente./

yf be Dominus 6e and 7e in Ascendente not Remotus. yf the woman mak the question for her selfe. then yt is a signe that the husband of the querente is cause of her Disease. for he is unnaturall unto the woman and his nature is unholsom unto her body and Doth corrupte her bodie and Envenom her matrix causing the mother, weknes of the Reines vomitinge. And pain of the head/. or ells throughe ill order or ill Diete or dronkennes he Doth somoch Disquiet her that the grife therof causeth her dizease/

yf be in the firste house not Remote in it signifith the partie is lothe to take phisick and is somwhat scoymesh and again they will not be Ruled, but will give of their phisision before they have Done that they should. and alsoe ther is som evill and unfortunate person about them/ that gyveth them moch evill councell, and provoketh them to Doe that which is not good for them, and to leave the good and followe the eville som womane Nourse or waighting maid of an ill condition/

yf be in Ascendente in and Dominus ascendentis apply to in | [MS Ashmole 363]| then the sick is Lothe and sceymeshe to take phisicke, and loveth not to take moch phisicke, & will find fault with the phisick & will hardly be Ruled to followe good Councelle but will harken to moch to som evill person aboute them/ whose councell they ar moch addicted to followe to their owne hinderance

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 111>

yf be dominus ascendentis and in with . the partie is evill of Condition and unfortunate by nature given to Dronkennes and good feloshipe & Riote and Doth consume and spend all that he hath & is Joined to many evill persons of the same Condition/ & moch evill company.

yf be dominus Ascendentis obcessus of and of Dominus 6e yt showeth that the partie is an evill hind and unruly. self wild, and beset with moch evill compani and given to moch Dronkenes And Surfet and is causer of his owne Diseas. and is a man verie leud and evill of Condition & nature. hasty And full of mischeife & villanie and given to consume and spend all. and yf withall Doe apply to or yt is soe moch the worse/

yf be Dominus ascendentis in combust in with in 12o and be alsoe Dominus 6e and 5e in in 6o and goe from to in and dominus hore in in 10o. and in 9o and in 5o The partie is unfortunate of her selfe and fretes moch and is Cause of her owne sicknes. for she will not be ruled but gives Care to ill Councelle and she hath som grosse putrified matter in her matrix which hath Remained ther longe ever since she had Her laste child or som shifte/ and this Corruption in the matrix bredes moch wind and causeth the mother and makes her body to swelle up to her stomak Redy to vomite. and when she brekes wind she findeth ease & yt coms by fites she hath moch pain & weknes in her Raines & hanches & at the harte and alwais after she eates she swells. and the mother trobles her moch/

yf be dominus 7e and unfortunate in retrograde in Ascendente and in 7a in or in signo 7e not Remotus or in 6o. in signo 7e the sicknes shalbe lighted by the presentes of the phisision and the sick shall take pleasure Joy and comforte in the phisision and by his workinge And presentes. 2 ascendant. 2 7o. 17 retrograde/ ascendant/

yf be Dominus 7e in Ascendente retrogradus in signo not Remotus yt signifith the sicke hath a good opinion of the phisision and desireth helpe And yet mistrusteth her selfe and thinkes that she shall hardly have Remadie. And yf a woman make the question. then is her husband partly cause of her dizease. for yt seameth he is unruly and given to Dronkennes and ill company 3 in Ascendente. in applicat 6 in .<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 389 starts here and MS Ashmole 363 provides the best reading. >

Dominus ascendentis in in 9o and in 9o combuste, goeinge to the seperating from in 9o the woman is cause of her owne disease and it seemeth beinge with child she longed for some thinge the which she hath not, which caused her disease.

If in such a case beinge combuste doe come to Domino 5e as to in in 6o there the woman beinge neare the tyme of quickenninge in respect of her longeinge founded, and was in hazard of her life.

If be in Angulo in or vz in 7o or 4o and doe seperate from in beinge in 6o 7o or 4o and applie to or in or then the partie hath the litargie, and his memorie and senses doe faile him, for he hath appoplexie with it, and soundeth often, and it is causeth of much melancolie in the hinder parte of the braine for they forgett where they be, and what they doe. and do fall or stand senceles for the tyme, especially if be in an earthie or watrie signe and in some aspect of .

If be Domina 5e and in 6o the papite of the womans disease is from and by reason of her matrix

If be Domina 5e and in 6o and do last seperat a Domino ascendentis or from the planet that is exalted in the signe ascendent, Then the partie lately <MS Ashmole 363, f. 40v> delivered of some child, and the cause of her matrix and deliverie is the cause of her disease.      Anno 1607 the 2 of February Monday and at 9. Sara Adams of Waltam Abbey sent to knowe her disease overnight, because she should {se}e me a{ierj}s earlie in the morninge and she gave the messenger her message, and the messenger came forth about 4 a clocke in the morninge, to come to me to Lambeth, And about some houer before the messenger came forth the partie that send was delivered of a child, and yet she went for a maid, and none mistrusted her to be with child, and this messenger knowe not that she was delivered of a child, and coming to me for her, I asked where she was married, and the messenger said noe, she was a maid, And I sayd she was noe maid, wife nor widdowe.

If Dominus ascendentis by to in and goe from in also being Dominus 8e the woman hath dronke some poysoned thing or poysoned drinke as Ratbane, or mercury or both.

Dominus ascendentis in 10o to in retrograte in 4o in seperate from Dominus 8e in 10 idem, she drinketh poysone.

in 4o in seperate a in he tooke his disease by some serfitte of eating or drinking, and he vomited much.

If there be an evill planet in the Ascendent or if Dominus ascendentis be evill the sicke will hurte him selfe, and be of evill goverment and it signfieth evill.

Dominus ascendentis in 7o in his fall or detriment in with Domino 7e and in signo 6o and applieth to Domino 8e as to in 9o in the partie wilbe the cause of perlonging of his disease, and then through ill diet and ill physicke, will die thereof stocker.

Dominus 9e in 8o and Dominus 8e in 9e applicat Domine phisicke or ill medicine wilbe his death.

Domina 12e and ascendentis in 5o in signo 5o not remota, seperans a in in 10 applicat Domine 5e vz in , also it sheweth the woman hath a flux of her course throughe feare of woman she mete whome she supposed to be {a} witch.

<MS Ashmole 363, f. 41r>

The or of to the ascendent within 10 degrees causeth feare and dread and greefe, especially in but not so much in and lesse in .

The of to the ascendent or his Lord cause the a greate rage, Anger, Jelose, and suspection especially in but lesse in and lesse in

The of in to the ascendent maketh on apt to sounde.

in 5o in applieth to in 10 and at a to the ascendent maketh a woman, apt to sound and vomite, and the mother to rise on her and trouble her.

If on planet be Dominus ascendentis and 12e and in 6o the partie is bewitched.

in 5o seperate a in applieth to in the woman is much troubled with the mother and vomitts, and if be in or of the ascendent withall then she soundeth also and she hath moste moste sore and grevouse fits.

Dominus 6e in ascendent in and seperate in ascendent in {estoum} in post applicationem in the man is franticke and raveth and hath surfethe with drinkinge and over heate his braines and he hath also a naturall disease.

in Dominus 6e 8e in combuste in 7o seperate a in applieth to in 4o in also in 4o and in 4o the partie hath Anostrapha of his stomacke, and vomethe much, and it is of much melancoly and blod in his liver.

If be Dominus ascendentis in and the goe from then if the question before a woman, she is brused and beaten for her husband hath given her strips and blowes.

If be Dominus ascendentis and be also Dominus 6e and 5e and goe from the of to the woman hath had som blowes or stripes of her husband and straine her selfe with striving where upon she hath a shife, and a great flux of her course withall and paine her stomacke and vomits and is brused.

<MS Ashmole 363, f. 41v>

Dominus ascendentis and 12e in combuste 9e the partie is in di{spaire} and halfe frantike, and it comes on him by fitts and his blod rise up and stops his lungs.

Dominus ascendentis in in 6o in in signo ascendente 12e and seperans from or in retrograte the partie is cause of her owne disease through much letting of blod.

Dominus ascendentis and 12e in combuste of Dominus 12e and in 3{o} seperans a Domina 9e in signo 12e vz in & applieing to Dominus 1{2e} the man is bewitched, and in chanted and hurte by medicines also a{nd} he is takke with a paraleticall Analeptive with a could shivering, and it begines in his raines and strikes up into his armes and scugers. an {illeg} benomes the like a palsie and benomes his senses with all, for the {illeg} tyme, and comes by fitts, when the ill sprite comes on him.

in 4o in seperans a in applicat and Dominus 5e the wom{an} is troubled with the mother, and hath a coughe and vomittes and hath {the} mother course the {railotu} Dominus 12e in and will have a longe sicknes.

Domina 12e in in 5e seperate a in Dominus 10e the partie hath strained him selfe and hath a burning fever and sighes much, and is pain{ed} in his inward, and will growe into dispare or frendsie.

Dominus 6e in retrograte in 5o and in and goe from and to the partie pines and consumes awaye and his strength and sense{s} trouble him and his mind also and greefe and discontente and he steps upon his lunges redie to stop his wind and a raine.

allwayes in signifieth a weaknes of {the} raines and spermaticke vessells, and som wast of nature and weaknes of the raines, and of the acte of generation.<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 389 ends here and it provides the best reading. >

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 112>

Luna domina ascendentis in separans a in combuste applicans in signifieth a weknes & coldnes of the reins & spermatick vessells & wast of nature<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 389 starts here and MS Ashmole 363 provides the best reading. >

<MS Ashmole 363, f. 42r>

If be Dominus ascendentis in in in 5o and Dominus be last seperate from in 7o combuste, in seperans a applicat the man hath the running of the reines taken by lieinge with some woman, and being hote tooke cold in his backe, and hath much smartinge in his urin and infection of his blod, and much prickinge in his flesh.

Domina ascendentis in in ascendente and in 10e in signifieth much and often risening of the blod into the head, and much water mixed with the blod, the runninge of the reines and heate in the vulva.

ascendent in in with or goeinge to the of in and both and combuste goeinge to the or from the and goe from and and applie to the partie willbe frendsie, and it seemeth the partie surfeited with much ill drinke, or with much drinckinge.

If Dominus ascendentis be in 6o retrograte as in in in eodem signo not remotus And be Domina 5e in 7o in seperate a in 7o and a in 12o at a to in 10o in o Then the woman it seemes, latelie laie in, or was delivered of some child and this disease that she hath is onlie in her backe, from her shoulders downwards and doth allwayes trouble her after she is churched, and so often as she hath anie child, and comes with extreame paine by fitts, and it seemes to be the stopinge and revultion of her menstruall course, for she seemes to be a woman that hath manie of them, allwayes when she hath them.

If be Domina ascendentis in 9o or in signo 9e in or fallen into the 8. howse, and Domina 4e in 4o in or in free from and applie to the of in retrograte in 5o and in 6o or in 5o though be in 6o remotus in ultimis and in 4o yet the partie shall finde speedie remedie of his disease, and fewe medicines shall helpe him and thou shalt be praised for this skill

<MS Ashmole 363, f. 42v>

And as often as you find Dominus ascendentis in his owne house fortunate, as in his {illeg} house exalted, triplicitie terminus or face and in Angulo or in 11o or 5o then the partie is not hartesicke, nether is the strength of his bodie so weake, but he is able to take phisicke, and able to beare it, for the stronger Dominus ascendentis is, the stronger is the partie, et econtra.

If be Dominus ascendentis in in 10o applieinge to the of in then it signifieth the woman or querente desireth noe lecherie, for h{er} husbands nature agreeth not with her bodie, but after she doth lie with him, she is much the worse, And he is whole, and consumeth her bodie, and he is much given to lecherie, and it makes the woman werie faint and feeble, and full of sicknes, pale and ill coloured yellowe and much out of quiet.

If Dominus ascendentis be in 9o in a full of the ascendent and peregrine in his fall or Detriment, it is not good to meddle with him, for thou shalt be angrie with they selfe if thou doe, for he is froward and unfortunate and is ill to take physic, and will not be ruled.

If be in 6o to the ascendent and doe applie to Domino ascendentis by or Dominus ascendentis in 9o at a to the ascendent it sheweth the partie is ill to take physicke, and will not take those things ahll doe him good but will find fault with his phisicke, or he hath taken it, and will say he is the worse for it and so give of, and will not pay the physition nor for his physick wherefore the phisition shalbe angrie with him self for goeing to him, and doeinge for him, yea this willbe though be Dominus ascendentis

Dominus ascendentis in peregrine 9o at a to the ascendent and in 6o in a applicans iterum per idem.

in 7o goe not to the sicke.

If Dominus 7e be in a or of Dominus ascendentis applicans with in the gradus of the orbs or seperated from and at a of Dominus ascendentis then the womans disease came by occupieinge or fretinge of her Matrix, by her husband which put his finger into her vulva, and freted it wheereon her course came downe. Dominus Horæ 22. applicat

<MS Ashmole 363, f. 43r>

If Dominus ascendentis be in 9o at a to the ascendent goeinge to the of in and in 6o in and applieth to the of . and in 7o seperans a causeth the runninge of the reines, taken by lieinge with a woman and straninge of himselfe.

If be Domina 9e and in ascendente in signo in and goe from in 28 10 and app. to the of in 7o the partie hath taken some drinke or Medisen, that hath to much colded her bodie and done her much harme and will also take more evill medisens.

If be in in ascendent and doe seperate a in 10o and be in a full of in in 9o and at a to in 10o then the partie hath much sand in his backe, and greate heate in his backe, and the running of the reines, and also he over-occupied himselfe, and retched his bodie to much, and so did weaken himself, and tooke cold in his backe when he was hote; and by retchinge himselfe brought downe. the sand and by cold his reines stopt, and bred some impostume, which brought the runninge of the reines.

If Dominus ascendentis be Dominus 122 in his owne house or exaltation or in his dignities and doth begin to seperat from some other planet to whome the applies, it seemeth that the woman is in love with some other man which hath loved her, and whose love she desireth, but some thinge hath fallen out betweene them of late, that they are not friends.

For in such a case if some other planet doe applie to the planet from which Dominus ascendentis is seperate, it seemeth some other woman loveth the man whom the loved; if it be by

If Dominus ascendentis in such a case doth leave by or aspect some planet and doe withall applie to Domino 7e then the woman leavinge that partie with whome she was in love, begins to love her husband againe.

If in such a case Dominus 7e in ascendente in signo ascendente and be also Dominus 6e then is the husband cause of the womans disease.

in 11o in in signo 12e seperans a Dominus 8e in in signo ascendente in ascendente and applieing to Dominus 7e in 2o in and at a to Dominus ascendentis applicans in in 10 combuste it signifieth the partie shall receive good by the physition, and by sight of the phisition her griefe shalbe <MS Ashmole 363, f. 43v> asswaged and she shalbe cured by the grace of god without Medisen.

If Dominus ascendentis be of Dominus 7e also receives Dominus ascendentis though by yet the sicke shall receive ease and comfort, onlie by the sighte of the phisition.

If the doe seperate from plannet in 7o as from in , then the woman tooke her disease by lieinge with some uncleane man. &c

If Dominus ascendentis be in 6o and goeinge out of one signe into another as 4{o in} the partie is cause of her owne sicknes by goeinge out of one Rome into another, or out of one house into another, for enteringe into which is his detriment and in 6o sheweth she went into an evill place.

Dominus 7e in ascendente in retrogradus applicat in Dominus horæ in 7o in seperans a applicat he tooke his disease beinge a boy with over much forninge of his nature, wherby rete{n}tive muscles of the spermaticke vessells be weakned that he cannot hould his nature, but it wasteth away from him, and againe he is given to much drinkinge which causeth much moisture in the muscels and weakned the retentive vertue.

Dominus ascendentis and beinge also Dominus 5e and in ascendent not remotus, peregrine goeing to the of in Dominus 4e sheweth the cause of her disease springs from her matrix of some conception therein of the nature of and that is possest with some evill spirit, or that is or wilbe of some divellish nature and condition, over whome the evill spirits will have much power and much vox. and will doe som divellis{h de}votions if it live and be some extra ordinarie child, and especiallie if be in Angulo.

If Dominus 6e and Dominus 5e be in or in one signe together, and the goe from Domino 12e and 9e and applie to beinge Domina ascendentis and 8e yt seemeth the matrix of the woman or some fetus, or other thinge therin is cause of her disease partlie, And also that some Ange{ll} evill or good spirit doth also molest her, and she is fearfull and tymerous.

When and or anie 2 of them be in Angells, so that the be one and i. in severall Angells, the partie is or wilbe possest or {illeg}ed with some spirit

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If be Dominus ascendentis and 5e in in ascendent and the goe from Dominus 4e and applie to the of , it sheweth, a fluxe of blod from the matrix of some bruse or straine, which weakeneth, the partie much.

If doe seperate from in he hath the Gonorea.

29 in 10o in goeinge to the of in in 10o the seperate from in the partie is in desperation and hath the Gonorea. in 7o in in the partie is half lunaticke and in dispaire and much payned in the backe and braine.

When Dominus 7e is a higher planet, then Dominus ascendentis and also more stronger then Dominus ascendentis if the woman make the question it is a signe that the nature of the man is to stronge for the woman, and it doth confound and consume her bodie, and she is allwayes sicklie within 24. howers after she lieth with her husband, and so pines away and her complexion and colour altereth and changeth.

When is eyther Dominus ascendentis Dominus horæ or in ascendent or in or aspect with Dominus ascendentis or of Dominus horæ, or of the planet, a quo seperatur or in applicatione or that the doth goe from or to the partie hath a coughe or riseinge of his lungs, redie to stop his wynd, or some impediment in his lungs or breste, and is fearefull and tymerouse.

If in like manner be eyther Dominus horæ or planetæ à quo seperatus or in ascendent etc as aforesayd, the partie hath taken griefe and discontent of mynd, and is melancolicke.

If be as aforesayd, and goe from or to in the partie hath some imposthume breedinge in his bodie.

If be as aforesaid, and seperate a then the partie hath surfeited eyther by drincking or eatinge or by cold taken when he was hote or with the strangurie and much sand.

If be Dominus ascendentis Dominus horæ, or the planet a quo seperatur or doe applicat or in ascendente or in 6o or in or aspect with Dominus horæ or Domino ascendentis or 6o the partie hath some bruse stroke wrentch, straine or such <MS Ashmole 363, f. 44v> like and hath the stone if he be in or Gonore{a} or some fluxe of blod, in

If be eyther Domina horæ, or ascendentis, or planetæ à quo seperatur in 6o or ascendentis or as aforesayd, then the partie hath the Gonorea, the mother or waste of nature.

If be Domina horæ or ascendentis or in 6o or goe from or . or be in 5o or in with Domino ascendentis or the woman is troubled with the mother or some fluxe of her course, if she be in or and under the earth: if she be in her course is stopt and she hath the suffocation of the matrix.

The in the 5. house causeth the mother.

in 5o causeth the whites.

in 5o causeth the precepitation of the matrix.

in 5o causeth some rupture of the colilidous of the matrix or some ulcer of the matrix.

in 5o causeth a surfet of the matrix.

<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 389 ends here and it provides the best reading. >In the Examination of a womans disease ever Loke to the 4 and 5 houses for that showeth her mattrix and her stomake

yf be in 5o and go from the of in to the of in 8o she is moch trobled with the whites. and hath taken moch grif. and will have a flux of the redes with pain in her stomak and head and is trobled often with the mother/

dominus 5e or in 5o. or the applying to . causeth the mother & suffocation of the matrix30

in 5o and the go from in to in causeth a flux of the redes in a woman

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Of tydinges or Newes wher yt be true or fals good or bad.

31yf ther be a fixed |signe [MS Ashmole 363]| in the ascendant Direct. and the alsoe in a fixed signe. yt is true.

But yf ther be an oblique signe in ascendente and in an oblique signe yt showeth falsnes.

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Wher a man shal Com again into his owne Countrye or noe:

32Behould the firste 4 & the 7. houses and their Lordes and yf Dominus primæ Domus be in the 4 or 7. house. he shall retorne within the yeare. And yf he be in none of them. Then see howe far the Lord ascendant is Distant from the Ascendant and for every signe give him a yeare./<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 389 starts here and MS Ashmole 363 provides the best reading. >

Of tyme, and what tyme Plannets signifie.

33The Lord ascendentis in ascendent signifieth dayes.

Dominus ascendentis in 10o signifieth howers.

In 7o Monethes.

In 4o yeares.

The 4 Angells signifie the tyme present.

The 4 succedentes signifie the tyme to come.

The 4 cadents signifie the tyme paste.

The 4 cadents are called the 4 mothers and signifie the tyme past.34

The 4 neces or cossins are called the 4 succedentes, tyme to come.35

36The 4 Angulls or the 4 daughters the tyme present.

Example of tyme.

If the 4 cadents be better then the 4 daughters, then the tyme past is better then the tyme to come.

If the 4 neces be better then the 4 cadents or mothers, then the tyme to come is better then the tyme past.

Moreover if the judge be good. viz if the plannet of the day and the signe that signifieth the tyme be changed into such a place, where they signifie but a short tyme to continue. yet after it hath discontinued and bene in dispaire, yt shall come againe.

But if the Judge be good, and the figure of tyme in an unfortunate house, it signifieth good to come or longe tyme: but the goodnes shall not fall.

And if an ill signe be in a good house, although it should not be longe to37 continue: yet if the Judge be good and fortunate, it signifieth longe <MS Ashmole 363, f. 45v> tyme and it shall longe continue.

If the 4 succedent be better then the 4 cadents, then the tyme to come is better then the tyme past.

If the 4 daughters viz the 4 Angells be better then the 4 ne{illeg} viz the 4 succedents, then is the tyme presente better then the tyme to come.

If the 4 succedents be better then the 4 Angells, then is the tyme to come better then the tyme present.

If the 4 succedents be better then the 4 cadents, then is the tyme to come better then the tyme past.

If the 4 cadents be better then the 4 succedents, then is the tyme past better then the tyme to come.

If the 4 cadents and the 4 succedent be better then the 4 daughters then is the tyme past and the tyme to come, better then the tyme present.

If the 4 Angells and the 4 succedents be better both then the 4 cadents then is the tyme present, and the tyme to come better then the tyme past.

And if the planet that is signifier of good to come be found in the 12 house and be good and fortunate, it signifieth that good shall come by him whom thou takest to be thy enemie.

If the signifier be evill and in 11a domo, then that evill shall come by meanes of them thou takest for thy frinds.

If the signifier be good, and in ascendent then shall that good come unto thee by course of nature, and by thy constellation, and by thyne owne industrie.

If the signifier be evill, and in ascendent then the evill shall come by course of nature, by thy constellation, and by thy owne negligence, procuring or seeking.

If the signifier be good, and in 2o then that good shall come to thee thorough some money matter.

If the signifier be evill end in 2o then that evill shall come to thee thourough some money, or thy substance shalbe cause thereof.

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And so of the rest of the howses, wherein thou findest the signifier goood or ill

Nota
doe signifie yeares and longe tyme. doe signifie monethes and shorter tyme. doe signifie dayes and little tyme speedily. Albus Acquisitio Caput dra. Fortuna ma. Tristitia } doe signifie yeares. Rubeus Conjunctio Carcer Populus } doe signifie moneths Fort. mi. Lætitia Cauda Amissio via puella } doe signifie dayes. The 4 Angells are moveable. yet signifie longe tyme yers. The 4 succedents are fixed. yet signifie lesse tyme. The 4 cadents are common, yet signifie smaller and lesser tyme, weeks and dayes.

And if thou wilt knowe in what moneth shalbe such an effect marke the figure where the computation is ended after thou hast nombred all the figures. And if it be then it is in the tyme when the is in that is from the 10 day of march, to the xi day of aprill.

Also when thou hast token all the points and nombred all the figures, if it fall on , that is from the si. of aprill to the 10th of may, and so of the other signes.

And when it signifieth yeares, if it be in a signe that betokeneth yeares. Then marke well whether it be a fixed moveable or common signe.

And if it be a fixed signe, it signifieth moste yeares.

And if a common signe mean yeares.

And if a moveable signe it signifieth last yeares.

A signe fixed in Angells signifieth yeares.

A fixed signe in succedents signifieth moneths.

A fixed signe in a cadent house signifieth dayes.

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A common signe in Angells signifieth 6 monthes.

A common signe in succedent houses signifieth 2 weekes.

A common signe in cadents signifieth halfe dayes. 6 howers.

A moveable signe in Angells signifieth half weekes.

In a succedent house signifieth half dayes.

In a cadent house signifieth half howers.

And for the most assurance hereof to knowe all this things aforesayd, take all the points of the figures, and see in what signe or figure the number of 96 doth fall and marke it well for that signe or figure shall judge the tyme demaunded of thee, as he is found in cadent, Angells or succedents.

And to know the points of the figures, it is to understand wee call that punctus; whereof the point of the judge falleth, and if there be 2 points applie both those points to one figure or signe, and seke it in the question and then count that to be strongest for thy entent.

Anni Planetarum.
Anni majores sunt. 120 Anni maxime – 1460. } et significant vitæ longitudinem Anni medii sunt – 69. cum dimidio Anni minores sunt – 19. Anni maxime sunt – 520. Anni inter maxime et majores – 194 Anni majores – 108 Anni medii sunt – 66 Anni inter majores et medii sunt – 76 and 5 dayes Anni minores sunt – 25. Anni maxime sunt – 264       majores – 66       medii – 140 s       minores – 15
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Anni maxime sunt –. 460.        majores –. 76.        medii –. 18        inter medios et minores.. 44.        minores – 20. Anni maxime sunt –. 428        majores sunt –. 79        medii sunt – 49        minores sunt – 12 Anni maxime sunt – 151        majores sunt – 52        medii – 45        minores – 8 Anni maxime sunt – 465        majores – 57        medii – 43        minores – 30 Anni Capitis Drag. maxime sunt – 3        medii . – 3        minores – 3 Anni Caudæ maxime sunt ..– 2        majores ...– 2        medii ..– 2        minores ...– 2
To knowe when the day and the hower shalbe in which the effect of anie thinge signified, by anie aspect or shall fall out or hapen.

Enter the Table followinge with the difference of the degrees of an aspect or the longitude of anie starre or planet, and take the dayes orderlie with the howers, which beinge added to the dayes and howers of the revolution, <MS Ashmole 363, f. 47v> doe shewe the verie daye and hower in which shall happen. the ene{m}{ie} of that or aspect.

Example.

Anno 1571 Februarie the 16 did cast his beames by a aspect on the 4 degreé of the 16 degree beinge the terme or cuspe of th{at} house, therefore from the 4. degree, to the 16. degree there is 12. degree the which 12. degree I enter within to the table followinge, on the right ha{nd} and there I find 146 dayes 2 howers. and 19 minutes, which being added to the 16 day of februarie and almoste 7 howers, it doth amount to 162 dayes and almost 9 howers; The which dayes if you doe nomber from the beginning of Februarie, the nomber doth fall on the third day of August next followinge, about 3. of the clocke afternoone which is the unfortunate day and hower for the performinge of the of and in like manner you may find the performaunce of anie other aspect.

The yeares that the figueres doe signifie.
Acquisitio 16 Fortuna mala 12 Letitia 7 Tristitia 12 Albus 14 Caput 14 Carcer 10 Puer 9 Rubeus 14 Populus 16 Via ii. 2. Fortun. mi. 9. 7. Cauda 14. 1
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grades of distance. dayes. howers minutes.
1. 2. 12. 24. 4. 8. 12. 13.
3. 4. 36. 48. 12. 16. 35. 46.
5. 6. 60. 73. 20. 1. 58. 10.
7. 8. 85. 97. 5. 9. 21. 33.
9. 10. 109. 121. 13. 17. 45. 56.
11 12. 133. 146. 22. 2 8. 19.
grades of distance dayes. howers minutes.
13. 14. 158. 170. 6. 10. 31. 42.
15. 16. 182. 194. 14. 19. 54. 6.
17. 18. 206. 219. 23. 3. 17. 29.
19. 20. 231. 243. 7. 11. 40. 42
21. 22. 255. 267. 16. 20. 4. 15.
23. 24. 280. 292. 0. 4 27. 38.
grades of distance dayes. howers. minutes
25. 26 304. 316. 8. 13. 50. 2.
27. 28. 328. 340. 17. 21. 13. 25.
29. 30. 353. 365. 1. 5. 37. 49.
Amissio 16 dayes. Puella 5 dayes. Conjunctio 11 howers.
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An ægrotat nec non.

If any come unto thee for one, facinge such a one is sicke, and I would knowe his disease, if thou mistrust the partie, that he comes to prove thee, or in some false messuage. And wouldest know whether the same partie be sick{e} or noe, thou shalt looke to the signifier of the sicke partie, that is to the Lord ascendentis of the question, and to the and ad planetam, a quo seperatur.

Dominus ascendentis questioni Luna Planeta a quo seperatur

This 3 are for the querente if the sicke person make the question or be the cause thereof himselfe, for himselfe, Then they shall signifie where he be sicke or noe.

The Ascendente The Moone Dominus Domus is

This 3 doe signifie the spirit the soule and inward mind of man and woman.

The Lord of the ascendent The Lord of the house of the The Sunne

This 3 doe signifie the bodie and outward and inward members of man and woman and state thereof.

But first where the partie be sicke or noe, de quo queritur, you shall looke to the signifiers of the bodie of man and state thereof.

If the signifiers of the state of the bodie, be in signo nor convenientis sed pugnandi suæ naturæ, vel sit in Domo cadenti et præcipue in sexta ægrotat.

Si significatores sunt diurni, and under the earth in the daie tyme, or if they be nocturnall and above the earth in the daie and under the earth in the night. ægrotat.

If the signifiers of the bodie male afficiantur, retrogradus, combustus aut in detrimento aut debilis in terminis malorum, a{ut} <MS Ashmole 363, f. 49r> in configuratione mala cum aliquo contrario planeta et malo ægrotat.

If the signifiers of the body be weake in the 6. or 8. house and unfortunate he is sicke.

If the signifiers of the bodie, doe applie unto the Lord of the 6. or 8. house and be infortunate or weake withall, and not received of Dominus 6e or 8e to whome he doth applie he wilbe sicke or die.

If the signifiers of the body, or any 2 of them be weke and obscessus a malis aut fixarum congressa male se habeant, tum quidem ægrotare {seconstall}.

But if sufficeth not for thee to judge him sicke by one of theirs judgements aforesayd, but by the most part of the Judgements, abovesayd.

And if thou find him well in body, then looke where he be sicke in mind. ut in folio 378.

An convalescat cito infirmus nec non.

looke fol. 402.

Si Luna et significatores infirmi pessimè se habeant, nec infortunarum radiis oppressi, Imò si melior sit eorum conditio infectione et configuratione, bona quam mala, citò valetudini restituetur, maximè sisignificator ab infortuniis seperatur, et fortunis applicet, vel a fortunis vel planetis ejusdem naturæ obscessus sit.

Sed si in applicatione significatoris ad fortunas vel fortunarum ad significatorem priusquam conjungantur, mala alterius configurantes occurrens interponetur, tum in aliam ægritudinem ægrotus nectet antequam convalescit.

Idem asserit signum commune, precipue bicorporeum in 6a aut signum Domini 6e.

Si significatorum major pars ab infortunio et omni mala affectione libera sit, iterim cum cæteri male se habeant adhuc salus est speranda. Verum si significatores irradiantur quod eorum mala sit ad nequiorem applicatio, tum si cadentes sint significatores, de morte est timendum. Notandum quod si multiplicem contingit, videre significationem tum vitæ tum mortis, Judicium proferatur opportet pro ratione, plurimum significatorum et fortiorem.

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Si Dominus ascendentis intrabit sextam, liberabitur ab ægritudine e{um}

Si Dominus 6e intrabit ascendens, evadet in ingressu.

Sextæ Domus signum mobile, ejusque Dominus in signo mobili morbi brevi protendit.

Si vel est Dominus ascendentis et transierit combustionem cum si{gnos} orientales, liberabitur, si occidentales non liberabitur a morbo.

Dominus ascendentis subito ad planetam fortinato aliquo modo proveniens b{re}vem affirmat morbum.

Si sit Dominus ascendentis et in cum infra 10 grades et orientalis li{be}rabitur: si sit occidentalis et distat a plus 18 gradus liberabitur si minor 18 morretur.

Ascendens Alunteg. ascendentis Sol. Luna. omnes hii significatores solui. 2o horum liberi ab infortuniis 1o liber. ab infortuniis et alii 2o 2o horum infortunatorum at hon per aut poterit infor{t.} per Dominum 8. 4. 2. in nullo aspectu cum Domino 8e evadet.

Looke ferther for this in the chapter, an vivet aut moritur infirm{illeg} fol. 564.

Of a sute or requeste to obtaine it.

If thou wilt obtaine aney sute or request of aney man or have on to {doe} any thing for thee, and not denie thee or to percure one to goe, to speake for thee, to some man or to grant thee something that thou would aske or have lend house or such like whatsoever, then observe these rulles following. 38600.

Goe not forth for any of this causes abovesayd or aney such like, when Dominus ascendentis is eyther combust, retrograte peregrine, or in his detriment or fall, except for if thou doe, thou shalt not obtaine thy sute nor disi{ier} nor that which thou goeste for or goeste about to doe or effecte, nor will the partie thou goest unto, doe that which thou requeste, of him <MS Ashmole 363, f. 50r> but will denie, though he have no reason for it, be thy sute or requeste never so honeste or reasonable and although he showe thee never so much countinance or proves thee never so farre, yet he will not doe it.

And againe never goe forth about aney busnes or matter when Dominus ascendentis is unfortunate and doe seperate a Domino 7e or when Dominus 7e is a greater planet, or more fortunate or stronger then Dominus ascendentis and especially, if Dominus 7e doe not applie to Domino ascendentis for thou shalt in such cases have a flatt deniall, and shalt not obtaine thy sute thoughe it be small or never so reasonable.

But thou wilt goe to aske begger crave or to obtaine aney thing of one or to have him to doe aney thing for thee, as above sayd.

Then at thy first going forth let Dominus ascendentis be a greater planet then Dominus 7e and let Dominus ascendentis be fortunate, and not combust, nor retrograte nor peregrine, nor in his detriment or fall, but stronge and well placed and lett Dominus 7e applie by to Domino ascendentis by reception if it be possible, for if the Lord of the 7. house be weake, retrograte or peregrine, and doe receive the Lord ascendentis it is the better for then he giveth vertue to Domino ascendentis And let applie to the Lord of the house that signifieth the thinge thou demandest or wouldest obtayne.

And if thou wouldest obtayne some sute, let her applie to Domino ascendentis

If money or goods to Domino 2e.

If a letter, benefit, or personage, or matter in Lawe to Domino 9e.

If the goodwill of a prince or nobleman, or some office or dignitie, then to Domino 1e or to

If treasure, or any thinge of thy father to Domino 4e.

If inheritance or legae{illeg} or goods of the dead, to Domino 8e.

If a frind to Domino 11e

If a house, or to be a horsekeep to Domino 12e or to be a Guilour or keeper of prisons to Domino 12e.

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If a service or a servant to Domino 6e.

If a dreame or to goe a voiage to Domino 9e by reception.

Or ells goe at such a tyme as Dominus ascendentis is a greater planet then Dominus 7e and when the doeth seperate a Domino 7e and applie to Domino ascendentis and receives the Lord ascendentis in all this cases thou maieste attaine thy sute {or} purpose, as I have proved by experience.

But take heede that neyther nor be in ascendent or 7o retrograte nor combuste nor in their detriment or fall, for that signifieth denial

If be Dominus ascendentis at thy goeinge forth combuste or entringe into combustion and seperatinge a . Dominus 7e though be peregrine in 9o and in applicat by or if be in ascendent retrograte or peregrine not remotus, Thou shalt not obtayne thy suite or entreate thy frind, nor foe to doe, yet thou wouldest have done.<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 389 ends here and it provides the best reading. >

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 134>
Wher a mans house hath bine searched or noe by officers

Ascendens et dominus eius pro querenti. and for his house 7a domus et dominus 7e pro Inimici 10 Domus et dominus 10e for the Justices & officers

yf dominus 10e and dominus 7e be unfortunat And in ascendente or |2o [MS Ashmole 363]| the officers and his enimies have bin in his house and have serched yt and have entred into his goodes if they be in 2o/

39yf any unfortunat plannet be in ascendente cum domino 7e or cum domino – 10e. they have serched his house

yf they be in 2o they have taken a wai his goodes & entred into his goodes especially yf dominus 2e be in 8o. with all/.

Luna domina 7e in 7a remota in signo 8e seperans a domino 2e in 9{a}. they have not serched. in separat a in | [MS Ashmole 363]| applicans .

dominus ascendentis in 11o. and in o in ascendente applicans . et in ascendente in . and in in ascendente. they have not serched the house<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 363 starts here and MS Ashmole 389 provides the best reading. >

yf ther be a good and fortunate plannet in ascendente as in dignitatibus suis. they have not serched<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 363 ends here and MS Ashmole 389 provides the best reading. >

yf ther be an infortunat plannet in ascendente as or infortunat and Dominus 7e alsoe with them or dominus 10e with them in ascendente they have serched

|If there be a good and fortunate planet in ascendent in dignitatibus suis, they have not searched. [add. MS Ashmole 363]|

yf dominus 2e be in 8o unfortunat and dominus 7e in 2o the goodes is entred in to the Enimies handes and the enimy is in thy house of substance & takes thy goodes

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 136>
Beste to doe A thinge or noe/

When on makes a question. wher yt be best for him or her to doe a thinge or noe. whatsoever yt be. generally

youe shall loke to the To the Ascendant and his Lord And to the plannet the applieth to And to domino horæ. which ar all for the querente–

Judgmentes

yf the be in or aspect with or . or with a retrograde or combust plannet or applieth to a plannet that is evill placed as in 12o 6o or 8o or that is in his Detriment or falle. or that is Joined by or aspect to an evill plannet. Then doe yt not for evill will com therof.

for yf the be in with or apply to ther wilbe som suspition of som thinge or som anger strife brawlinge fightinge mocking or scorninge –

yf apply to by or aspect ther wilbe sorowe sadnes hevines disconte Envie, and no mirth but a hevie countenance & lyttel welcom & no good but solitarines do it not.

yf apply to ther wilbe hatred and sadnes and moch evill. Doe yt not.

yf the be perigrin. or in her fall: not aspect to or Doe yt not.

yf the be combuste or in the wai of combust Doe it not. for ther wilbe shame or hurte

yf be in a Cadent house and not behould the ascendant by or . Doe yt not. Except dominus ascendentis be fortunate and wel placed and doe behould the ascendant with some frindli aspecte. and som good plannet in 7o or Joined to the Lord of the 7. house

yf ther be an evill plannet in 7o. or Joined to domino 7e except yt be dominus ascendentis. goe not or doe it not.

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 136a>

Luna in 6o or to the ascendant. Doe it not

Luna at a to the ascendant. Doe it not

Luna in Doe yt not

Luna in 12o Dominus ab ascendente and dominus ascendentis in 7o in his fall or detriment or combuste & Dominus hore in 8o Doe it not for moch evill and perrill that may ensue.

yf apply to a Retrograde plannet in a cadent house and in his fall or Detriment or combuste goe not.

yf doe apply to being dominus ascendentis and in 7a Retrograde in his Detriment or falle. goe not or doe yt not for thou shalt make thine enimies of thy counc{ell}. wherby thou shalt hinder thy selfe. or be prevented

Dominus ascendentis in 7o retrograde or combuste or in his detriment or falle Doe yt not for he will hinder him selfe. by haveing to moch familiariti with his enimies. and thorowe his owne negligence because of his own hinderance discredit & sorowe whosoever be Dominus ascendentis.

Luna in 8o. Doe yt not.

40Luna domina ascendentis in a cadent house in terminis malorum not aspecting the ascendant. and Dominus domus retrograde although yt be in in 10o. and applying to the or of or though they be in 10o also. yet Doe yt not or goe not. for thy Jornay shalbe in vain. for the matter is opened and thou shalte be glad to flie or be Taken. 1584 November 23 Monday pm at 7. for yt will fale out ill with youe/

41Luna in applicans in being dominus ascendentis. & dominus 7e combuste then yf it be to goe to | [add. MS Ashmole 389]| a woman goe for thou maist chanch to lie with her or thou Retorne. because dominus ascendentis hath power over the Lord of the 7 house. she will yeld unto thee 1597 11. July Wednesday am at 30 post 6. best to goe to Jean demetrius or noe/ goe.

in 10o at a to the ascendant. being Retrograde doe yt not

yf any Retrograde plannet behould the by . Doe it not for yt signifith som hinderance or negligence

in 7o retrograde applicans Do it not for evill will ensue ther of.

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Luna dominus ascendentis in 10o in applicans combuste in in 6o. thou maist goe to a woman. she will use the frindly. especially yf or be in 7a. 1593. 20 november Tuesday pm at 30 post 5. mary todcaster

Dominus ascendentis in of or or of a retrograde plannet combuste or in his Detriment or fall or of the Lord of the 8 house or 4 house Doe yt not.

Dominus ascendentis in his fall or detriment combuste retrograde and cadent ab angulo Doe it not

Dominus ascendentis in his fal and in 7o and applying to domino ascendentis by or and in 12 doe it not. for ther will followe moch strife. Lawe perill and danger troble and Imprisoment before yt be ended.

Dominus ascendentis at a or to the ascendant. the querent shalbe at defiance with him selfe. and find fault with his owne doinge. and be the cause of his own infortuin strif and harme

Dominus ascendentis dominus hore and all 3 cadent ab angulo. or in 8o. Do yt not.

yf 2 of them be in 8o or cadent ab angulo. and the 3a in 7o in his fale or detriment combust or Retrograde Doe yt not

yf a Retrograde plannet be in ascendente not Remotus afflicting the ascendant. Doe it not or goe not procead no farther for ther wil be sorowe and an ill end/

Dominus ascendentis in a cadent house perigrin as in 9o. and in terminis maleficorum applicans . domino ascendentis & in ascendente. Doe yt not for although ther can com but Lyttell ill. yet ther will com no good nor profit but Disgrace./

A retrograde plannet in ascendente in his fal or detriment though it be and dominus in a cadent house though in his owne house though it be in 6o Do it not

42 in 7o perigrin Doe yt no/

dominus ascendentis in 10 at a to the Ascendant doe yt not for thou wilt be An enimie to thy self

dominus hore in retrograde in 3o and not behould the ascendant goe not. for thou shalt have troble and vexation/

dominus ascendentis in 10o perigrin at a applying to the Ascendant and 20 in 8. perigrin 7o. going from and in a fall of in in 12o and after applying to domina 12e in 11. yet goe not for thou shalt be imprisoned and have moch brable

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Best to goe or staye for a servante/

43yf the queston be made. wher yt be best for on to goe A Jornay or to stai & not goe. or Beste to goe from her master. or to stai. or best to marry or noe. or to take such a one or noe. or to Doe a busines or no/. or wher that house. Land place or Contrie be better for him to stai or abide in. or to leave yt & goe to som other place or partie

Aspice dominum ascendentis et . etsi eos Inveneris. separantes ab infortuniis, et applicare fortuniis. then let him doe as he is Determined. then let him doe it

Sed si eos Inveneris separantes a fortuniis et applicare Infortuniis then let him not Doe it. but forbeare it.

yf doe separat from infortuns. then yt is also better to goe then to tarry. et econtra

but yf Luna be separat from a fortunat plannet yt is better to staie then to goe

yf doe separat from on infortune as from or or from a combust plannet or plannet that is in his detriment or fale or Retrograde or perigrine. And applyeth to a nother infortune. as to a plannet that is retrograde combust or in his detriment or fall or perigrin. or to or . Then yt is neither good for him or her to goe. nor tarry. for both be naughte Then see whether the Infortune she went from. be more or greter then that which she applieth unto: and chose the leste. yf that which she wente from be lesse. then |that [MS Ashmole 363]| she applieth unto. Then stai wher thou art. but yf that she applieth to be lesse then that she went from. then goe awaie for yt wilbe better although not moch

yf be dominus hore and to domino ascendentis in 6o. then the servantes of the house or place whether she goeth shall mocke & deride her privily and suspecte her of som thinge/44<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 389 starts here and MS Ashmole 363 provides the best reading. >

The Examination of ones life and state, & fortune he hath had
The Ascendent Dominus Ascendentis Luna Planeta a quo seperatur

pro querente., be it man or woman.

If Dominus ascendentis be an evill planet by nature as and the partie querente is evill by nature.

If Dominus ascendentis be a good planet by nature, as or the partie by nature is of a good and gentle disposition and nature.

If Dominus ascendentis be an indeferent planet by nature, then the querent is indeferent in his nature, and condition by nature as of according as they be affected and aspected.

But if the planet be evill by nature as or and be in a good place, in the heavens. as in Angulo or in succedenti and stronge, in his dignities, then the querent although he or she was infortunate by nature, yet they have had good fortune and are come to some thinge by accident.

As if Dominus ascendentis be or and in ascendent then he is com to some good fortune by his good behaviour.

If in 2o by goods that he hath gotten, & econtra.

If in 3o then by his bretheren, sisters or Kindred.

If in 4o by his father, & econtra.

If in 5o by his Childeren, or for his childrens sake.

If in 6o by sicknes, surgery, small beastes or servants.

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If in 7o by some mariage, or woman or by the warres.

If in 8o then by the goods of some one, that is or shall die.

If in 9o by physic or by travaile or by the cleargie or learninge.

If in 10o by service of some gentleman or nobleman.

If in 11o by frindes.

If in 12o by trouble, husbandrie, imprisonment, and great loss.

If Dominus Ascendentis be or and in an evill place as in, 12o 6o 8o 3o 9o peregrine unfortunate, or in there fall or detriment then although the partie was fortunate by his birth, yet he is or hath bene infortunate by accident as:

If or be in their fall or detriment and in 6o sicknes and servants hat done them much hinderance.

If in 12. manie troubles and vexations and imprisonments and losse of great beasts hath hindered them much.

If in 7o suertishipp, and whores and wives have undone them, or done them much harme.

If in 8o the death of some one hath hindered them much.

If in 9o then lawe hath undone them, or travell, or some stranger whome she loved

If in 3o then his bretheren and Kindred hath undone him.

If in 2o servants doe purloine them, and banquettinge, and good cheere dothe undoe them.

If in 4o their parents doe, or hath undone them.

If in 5o their children have, or doe undoe them.

If Dominus 5. be infortunat, in his fall or detriment, peregrine and in ascendente then the sonne or daughter consumes them and breeds them much sorrowe.

If Dominus ascendentis be or and unfortunate by accident, as in his detriment or fall, peregrine, combuste etc and in 10 the partie hath bene, and is unhappie in gentlemens or noblemens service, and consumes himselfe in others mens service.

If in 11o then by Keepinge companie, and good cheere and frends doe undoe him, or hath undone him.

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The like is to be considered of which are indifferent by nature.

If they by fortunate by accident, as in angulo, or in dignitatibus suis, then they have bettered their state or fortune.

As if they be in 10 stronge, then by service of gentlemen or Noblemen.

If in 4o by their father.

If in 8o by the death of some one good is fallen to them or shall fall unto them.

And so of the rest as aforesayd, if they be unfortunate, perigrine, combuste retrograte etc. infortune is come unto them by and accordinge to the house they are in as aforesayd.

If be Dominus ascendentis which is unfortunate by nature and in in his face in 8o and did laste seperate from the of both beinge in 8o yt signifieth the woman was unfortunate by the death of her husband, for did receive in the but receives not which showeth the husband loved her, but she loved not her husband, but did consume and confound her husband and his substance, and she is a whore and a lude person.

If Dominus ascendentis beinge in 8o be combuste of Dominus 10e the goeinge to it sheweth she will have displeasure of the thinge shortlie, or of some greate personages.

If be in 2o stronge in dignitatibus and Dominus d be seperate ab and seperate from by applicat it sheweth that someone that hath Keept her in her husbands dayes, doth and hath consumed her substance, and brought her husband and her to povertie.

Dominus 12e and in 7o in she is crost in all her actions by the fates.

in Dominus 8e and in ascendent in a of retrograte or in Angulo then some feiriis or ill spirit, will haunt the partie, or els he wilbe made, and growe into dispaire.

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If be Dominus 7e et 8e and in 9o in his fall or detriment it sheweth that his enemies shall seeke his death by inchantment.

If Dominus 12e be in 9o in or of the ascendent or of his Lord the Enemie shall seeke his death by enchantment.

Dominus ascendentis in 7o he is an enemie to himselfe, and procureth his owne harme.

Dominus ascendentis retrograte he is negligent, slouthfull and unstable unfaithfull and houldeth noe promise.

Dominus ascendentis in his fall or detriment, he will consume all and come to povertie

Dominus ascendentis peregrine, he will travell, especially in 9o or 7o or in 3o he will travell into forraine places, and spend all and be poore.

Dominus ascendentis peregrine in ascendent he shall or doth live as a stranger in his owne Countrie, or in the place where he or she dwelleth.

Dominus ascendentis peregrine in 2o 8o 6o 1o 2o he liveth as a stranger and solitarily in the place where he dwells.

Dominus ascendentis peregrine in 11o he liveth as a stranger amonge his frinds.

Dominus ascendentis peregrine in 4o he liveth as a stranger with his parents or father.

Dominus ascendentis in 6o unfortunate, he wilbe cause of his owne sicknes

Dominus 9e in 6e unfortunate he hath bene harmed by medisons.

Dominus 10e in ascendent fortunate, he shall have God to his guide and to guide him in all his doeings and shall doe nothing rashlie, and god will and doth defend him, from many evills, and he doth serve one doth love him well.

Dominus 10e in ascendent unfortunate, god doth not blesse him in his actions nor prosper him, but the heaveans and fates are against him.

Dominus ascendentis in 10. unfortunate, god nor the heavens doe not favour him he lives not in the feare of god.

Dominus in 10. fortunate, god and the heavens doth favour and prosper him, and he is gracious in the sight of god.

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Dominus Ascendentis and Dominus 10e in the heavens doth favour him and god doth much for him, and the maister doth much for him.

Dominus Ascendentis and Dominus 10e in or god and the heavens doe not favour him, but are against him, and his busines nor enterprises prospers not.

Dominus Ascendentis fortunat and in {11}o or in with Onr 11e the Angells favor him and fates and doe prosper him.

Dominus Ascendentis in 11o or in or of Dominus 11e infortunat, the Angells of god nor the fates doe not favor him, but are against him in all things.

Dominus ascendentis fortunate and in 12o, he shalbe and is fourtunate amonge base people, and amonge Rogs theves and vagabonds: and s{w}arthy lookeing Dominus {illeg} unfortun{illeg} & in 12{o} is unfort{u}nate by {illeg} among {base} people, t{illeg} rogges {theves &} vaga{bonds} & gets mu{ch} discreadit {&} hinderan{ce} among th{em}

Dominus Ascendentis unfourtunate in 2o he will consume and spend all money and substance

Dominus Ascendens fourtunate in 2o he shalbe lucke to find and get money and substance.

Dominus Ascendentis fourtunate in 8o, he shalbe fourtunate to get enheritance and lenes by those that dye.

Dominus Ascendentis infourtunate in 8o he shall consume and spend his enheritance, and shall be infourtunate to get any things by those that dye.

Dominus Ascendentis in 4o in his face or dignitie as in in with in the partie shalbe much haunted and vexed with evill spirits that will tempt her to hange or drowne her self.

If or Dominus Ascendentis in such a case doe applie to Dominus 8o perigrin in 12o in by or then will spritel in such a case will provoke and tempt her to hange or drowne her selfe in a well.

If in such a case be in Ascendente in perigrine yet she shalbe saved when she is hanged. from death, and cut downe before sche is dead and shall also be taken out of the water being dead and revived againe

Luna in 4o in signifieth vexation of the minde and of spirits which haunte the partie and secke to bringe him to dispaire and to hange him selfe

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If Dominus 10e be in 10e in his owne house he or she shall com to greate honor or dignitie in his owne counterie.

Dominus Ascendentis in Ascendente or in 10a in his owne howse, Idem

Dominus Ascendentis in 10o 7o or 4o or in ascendent in his exaltation, he shall com to greate dignitie out of his owne counterie, and out of the place where he was borne.

Dominus 9e in 10o in his owne howse he shall com to dignitie by helpe of learninge and arte.

Dominus Ascendentis in 5o in his dignities showeth good by childerine

Dominus 10e in and in 10o the woman shall com to greate honor, by the helpe of frends and arte.

Domina ascendentis in 5o in her dignities showeth much goodly by childe{s}

in 5o having aney dignitie not combust showeth good by childerine

Domina Ascendentis in 5o in her dignitie maketh a woman some what fantasticall and disirous of honnor and of childerine but a niggard to her frinds and liberall to her enimies delighting in Juells and presiows stones, and to be talking but can hardly keepe aney secrae{ts}

Domina ascendentis in in 7o she shall be given much to love and lust and disires to be honored and well spoken of and prove and disireth to have maney loves. and is soone in love and allwayes in love with one annother, besides her husband and hath much delighte to make mariges, to banckquet, to spend and consume and in pride, and giveth maney giftes to her loves and a secreate and common hore and strumpte a wild creator in her prime conversation but hipocritically covers it, to the world, and semes to speake very honeste

If in such a case doe behould aney planet in 9o or the Lord of the 9 howse then she shall love so maney clergiemen and enemy planet in a common signe signifieth 2 persons.

If in such a case beinge in in 7o doe behould aney planet in 10o or Dominus 10e she shall love so maney gentlemen

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If in such a case behould aney pla. in 6o or the Lord of the 6 howse by or aspect she shall love so maney of her servants basse fellowes especially if Dominus 6æ have noe dignitie.

Dominus 6e in ascendent or in 7o the servant loveth his mistris.

Dominus Ascendentis in 6e or in with Domino 6e the mistress loveth the servante.

Dominus ascendentis in 7o or in 6o in signo 7e the querent is a hore.

If Dominus ascendentis be good and fortunate in his dignities well placed, he shall have good fortune and the stronger he is the better fortune he shall have.

If Dominus ascendentis be unfortunate and evill, he shall have evill fortune.

in ascendent in signo ascendente in he will be in danger of drowninge et idem in or .

If be in 12o et in ascendente also, and in a of the ascendent then it wilbe by his horse in a river, where his horse will caste him, and he will scape drouning verie hardly.

Dominus ascendentis in in 3o at a to the ascendent he wilbe stabed with a dagger in some eving about the brest and will hardly scape killinge, et idem in and .

Dominus ascendentis in in 3o and Dominus horæ, in 2o he will be the atturnie. in the common Lawe, and he will have a red foxen berd, and some what broad face, and wilbe a slie and subtill fellowe and a covetous.

in within 4. degrees of in 2o he will have some white or marke in his left eye.

in in 4o signifieth a captine of Sea.

If Dominus ascendentis be peregrine, unfortunate in 9o and some planet doe seperate from him, that is in 7o in signo 8e it seemeth she hath buried some husband, by whom her state was first overthrone.

Dominus 7e in retrograte orientall, and in 7o signifieth an old man a bruer, one that loves good all droncknes, and woman a great horemaister.

If or be in 9o in there dignities, and Lord of the house, the partie is apte to studie magicke. and to see and to speake with spirites and to attaine to greate wisdome and knowledge.

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Domina 9e in in 5o in her dignitie the partie delightes much in magicke, astronimie, and negromonic, and to call spirits and angels, and to write bookes of physicke, astronimie and magicke and other arts.

in 9e or Dominus 9e fortunate in 9o spiritibus imperat.

dant grandes divitias si sint in ascendente in 2o 4o 10o 8o 7o

Dominus 2e in exaltatione sua, erit valde dives.

Dominus 2e in suo domo idem.

Quando Dna conjunguntur infortunæ, fit ex eis fortuna perfecta, sicut ex duarum fortunarum conjunctione.

Non prodest aspectus et in fortunarum sicut nec {obat} or fortunarum.

Cuicunque fuerit us in radice in Domo ni erit magni intellectus, longeque cogitationis, sapiens et philosophus.

in makes one swift and quicke, in goeinge, nimble, apte to dance and leape, but he shall be quicklie wearie.

If and be all in the one degree, he shall be a prophet or some hermet, and much beleeved.

If all the planet be in moist signes, as in and the partie shalbe fatt, and continually troubled, with some fluxe or scouringe, or with her menstruall course, especially if a moiste signe be in ascendent

A dry signe as in ascendent and all the planets in dry signes, the partie will have a drie bodie, and be allways costive and subject to the stone, to drie diseases, crampes, pilles, hemorodes etc.

Dominus 6e in in 6o with and in in 6o the partie shalbe longe troubled with some scourninge or other fluxe as of her menstrues or pills etc

in being Domina ascendentis and in 7o not remotus, the partie shall keepe house much, and shall not be able to goe abroad, because of some scourninge or other flux that she is troubled with and she should be a prvie hore.

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If in 5o be a moist signe, and Dominus ascendentis 5o be both in moist signes she shalbe much troubled with a fluxe of her course.

Dominus ascendentis peregrine in 11o in in and both combust or subradice and to in and at a to in 4o he loveth 2 other mens wives, or shall love them; by whom she shall have children, and the first of them shall make him consume himselfe, and put him in hazard of his life. The second woman shall love him and spend much on him, and in the end he shall marrie a young woman of his owne kindred.

Dominus ascendentis in occidentall retrograte peregrine, and be also Dominus horæ, the woman shalbe a Ladie, if he be in signo 10 but she wilbe poore, and full of miserie, and lead a hard life.

If he be a man he shall be a Knight, but he shalbe poore and needie.

Dominus ascendentis in signo 10o in dignitat. suis, he shalbe a Knight, and come to worshipp and honour and wealth; or to be a Ladie, but if they have no dignitie, they may have honour and worshipp, but no wealth..

The 4 Anguls gives worshipp, dignitie and honour, or office.

The dignities of a planet gives sealth.

A planet therefore in Angulo peregrine, without dignitie giveth office, worshipp or dignitie without wealth.

A planet in Angulo havinge dignities, giveth worshipp, honour and office with wealth.

A planet havinge dignitie in anie part of the heavens, giveth wealth, but not dignitie.

Undecima figura .i. Domus 11e et Dominus ejus, significant fortunam.

If Dominus ascendentis and Dominus 11e be good planets and stronge, and in in ascendent or in 11o 1o 7o 4o 2o 5o he shall have good fortune.

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If Dominus 11e be fortunate in 11o or in ascendent 10e 7o 4o 5o 2o he shalbe fortunate in that place, that is signifieth by Domino 11e or by Domino ascendentis being fortunate.

If they be in 7o he shall have good fortune by marriage

If in 8o by havinge the goods or Lands of one that shall die

If in 10o by servinge some nobleman, or by some greate personage

If in 4o by his father or mother.

If in 9o by some travellour or stranger, or by some learned man

In 5o by children.

Dominus ascendentis and in 4o the partie shalbe of greater fame after death, then he was living, and the elder he waxed, the richer and mo{re} famous he shalbe, and he shalbe much seene in naturale causes, and in the course of nature.

Dominus 7e in ascendent in not remotus, retrograte in his terminus occidentall the woman shall marrie and of greate blood, that shall consume her livinge, and leave her in the end.

Dominus ascendentis in 8. orientall in the triplicitie and face, the partie shall come to greate Lands and livings by the dead.

But if in such a case doe seperate a Domino ascendentis and applied to in ascendente orientall in his face in signo Ascendente she shall marrie with a man of greate birth, that shall consume her substance and Land.

As giveth riches and dignitie.

Soe giveth povrtie and needines, and consumeth all and causeth envie, and infamie, and miserie.

Dominus Ascendentis in 8. at a to in and Dominus 7e in in ascendente.

The woman shalbe a greate adultress, and have manie husbands livinge together, or manie shall keepe her.

and in ascendent sheweth the partie is full of words, except they be in

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Dominus ascendentis in 6o in the partie is {illeg} both by nature and accident, he is hastie, selfe wild, colloricke, a whore master and given to much dronckennes, a keeper of ill companie, and will spend all, a ranter and proud.

Dominus ascendentis et 12e in 7o and Dominus 7e applieing to by it signifieth the partie shalbe arrested.

Dominus 7e in in 4o retrogradus the defendant is carles and slouthfull, and retckles and negligent, a consumer and spender of his wealth and patrimonie, and will consume all.

If Dominus ascendentis and Dominus 11e be unfortunate, he shalbe unfortunate in his desires.

Dominus ascendentis perigrine in in 8o he shalbe unfortunate to come to anie that be dieinge.

Dominus ascendentis unfortunate in 6o she shalbe and is unfortunate amonge sicke folke, or to come to anie that be sicke, or to meddle with them or to give them anie thinge or medisen.

Dominus ascendentis unfortunate in 12o let him not come amonge greate beasts, nor have to doe with them, nor to ride horses, nor buy or sell them, they are unfortunate unto him; Let him not come in prisons, nor have to doe with prisoners or Joilors.

Dominus ascendentis unfortunate in 9o let him not goe to lawe, nor have to doe with Lawyers, nor with the clergie, nor with scribes, nor goe anie longe journey or voyage, they wilbe unfortunate to him.

Dominus 9e unfortunate in 9o or in ascendent idem.

Dominus ascendentis unfortunate in 7o in signo 7o let him not marrie for marriage wilbe unfortunate to him, nor let him not use the companie of women, for he will consume him selfe and substance on them.

Dominus 7e unfortunate and in ascendent or in 7o idem.

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An Infortunate planet, in 7o idem.

Dominus ascendentis in ascendente, in signo not remotus, unfortunate, he wilbe unfortunate of him selfe all his life, and in all his action{s.}

If an infortunate planet be in ascendent not remotus. idem.

If be combuste, he shall lose his bockes, writings and children{.}

If be combuste, she shall lose his jewels.

If be combuste, he shall lose his money and substance and his dignities and offices.

If be combuste, he shall lose his lands and cattell.

The Examination of ones life.

If be combuste, he shall lose his armour and weapons, and his castells and stronge houlds.

If be Dominus ascendentis or Dominus horæ, peregrine or unfortunate in 3o or in signo 3e Domus, he shalbe unfortunate amonge his kindred and have much trouble by them, and cause them much trouble

If Dominus 3e be unfortunate in 3o his kindred and brethren and sisters shall hinder and trouble him much and cause him much evil{l}{.}

If anie unfortunate planet be in 3o his kindred shalbe unfortunate and it is ill for him to journey.

If be unfortunate he shall lose his cattell, butter and cheese.

If be Dominus ascendentis or Dominus horæ unfortunate, and in 4o he shalbe a trouble to his parents, and a hinderance to them

If Dominus ascendentis be unfortunate, and in 4o idem.

If Dominus 4e be unfortunate and in 4o his parents wilbe unfortunate amonge and to them selves.

If Dominus 4e be unfortunate, and in ascendent his parents wilbe a greate trouble unto him, and cause him much trouble and relie upon him.

If Dominus 5e be unfortunate and in ascendent his children will trouble him much.

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If Dominus ascendentis be unfortunate in 5o he shalbe a trouble to his children.

If Dominus 5e be unfortunate, and in 5o his children shalbe unhappie and a trouble one to another, and among them selves.

If and doe behould the 5. house by or he shall have no children or none that will live, for they destroy and kill the children.

If be Dominus ascendentis and in 4o peregrine, in with and .

Dominus horæ in 7o peregrino obcessus of and that partie wilbe much troubled in mind, and will fall into dispaire or be madd about 21 yeeres of age.

Dominus ascendentis peregrine, unfortunate in with in 6o he shall travell from place to place, and shalbe unfortunate amonge his owne kindred.

Dominus 9e in in 9o he shalbe given to call and to see spirits and Angells

Dominus ascendentis in peregrine, occidentall in ascendente obcessus of Cor {s}corpion. and of he shalbe a man of greate spirit, tall of stature, A greate spender, and subtill in evill. A greate longe bushie berd, betweene reddishe and flaxen, a swearinge fellowe, longe and leane visage.

in in 8o in a or of Dominus ascendentis he shall marrie one that wilbe given to spend, and he shalbe a dronckard, a whoremaster, a greate gamster, and shall consume all, and shalbe troubled with the Gout.

Dominus ascendentis unfortunate, retrograte peregrine, in 7o not remotus, as 28. retrograte 7o let not the woman marrie, for marriage shalbe evill and unfortunate to her, for she shall undoe her selfe thereby in bodie, and goods, for either he that she shall marrie shall never love her, or he shall consume her substance, and leave her to shifte for her selfe, or els his nature shall not agree with his bodie, but corrupt it and consume her with sicknes, and so she will die.

{} Dominus 7e in retrogradus in ascendente in signo ascendente she shall marrie {one} husband, that shall consume much, and be a carles man.

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Dominus 3e in 11o the partie shall have a consuminge sonne, which shalbe leud in his conversation.

Domina 9a in 2o in a to in 7o in the woman shall marrie one, and shall another, that is some secretarie, or scribe, that shall doe her much good, for whose sacke, she shall live longe a widdowe.

combuste in goeinge to the , he hath or will have some impediment in his tongue, or speache and wilbe dombe and not speake

combuste in he will kicke in his speakinge and stammer.

combuste in a watrie signe, as in he will have some impediment in his hearinge, or be deafe

If and be combuste in in a watrie signe, goeinge to the he wilbe both deafe and dumbe.

If and be in of and he will have impediment in bo{th} his eyes, and be blind.

If the be in of or , he wilbe blinde in the left eye.

If in the right eye.

If the be combuste and goeinge to the there wilbe impediment in the left eye, and the left eye will hurte the righte.

If be in of in he will have some impediment in his smellinge or taste.

If be combuste in or he will have the stone in the rain{es} and the hemorodds.

If be combuste in or he will have the stone in the bladder and the hemorodds.

Dominus 10e in ascendent in signo, the partie shall dwell with a master, if she be a woman, that shall love her well, and lie with her; If it be a man his mistr{es} shall love him well.

Dominus 7e in 2o unfortunate the husband of that woman that spend all she hath and take it from her, and robbe her, if it be a man his wife shall consume and spend all.

Dominus Ascendentis unfortunate and in 8o if the woman aske the question, then she <MS Ashmole 363, f. 60r> consumes or will consume the man, or her husband, if the man make the question he will consume the woman.

Dominus ascendentis in peregrine in with and cor scorpii in ascendente and and in in 2o that woman shalbe a leud and common whore and shall get much and consume all, and have much losse, much trouble, and in the end of 25. yeeres shall die miserable of the poxe.

Dominus 4e in ascendent in non in signo ascendente in with the partie, thoughe her life was leud, yet she shall make a penitente and a good end.

signifieth the reasonable soule, and good spirite.

signifieth the unreasonable soule and badd spirite.

If be stronger and more fortunate then the the reasonable soule, is more stronger, then the unreasonable soule, and then althoughe that the world, the flesh, and the divell doe tempt one, and make him runne into thousand sinnes and inconveniences, yet the reasonable soule and good spirit doth call him backe, and makes him penitente for it, so that in the end he shall die in true repentance, because his conscience will vexe him for he feeles allwayes his conscience tellinge him he doth ill, and bidds him repent.

If stronger then then the unreasonable soule and ill spirit is stronger then the reasonable soule and good spirit; and such men have not the feare of god before their eyes; they neither see nor remember their sinnes and wickednes, but they runn on and never repent, but are altogether led away with the world, the flesh and the divell; and so runne into hell headlonge, they have no conscience nor feeling of grace, they make accounte of the tyme and life, and pleasure present, but not of that that is to come, they have their portion in this life.

Dominus ascendentis or Dominus 11e in 11o fortunate, he shall have much good fortune.

Dominus ascendentis or 11e in 12o fortunate, he shalbe fortunate in horses and greate beasts, and in Countrie, Tillage or husbandrie et e contra.

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Dominus ascendentis or 11e fortunate in 6o he shalbe fortunate in small beas{tes} and unfortunate in Tillage and husbandrie.

in 6o fortunate beinge Dominus ascendentis or 11e he shalbe fortunate in outtin{ge} or in bloud lettinge, and in fightinge and in fence pleaicinge.

Dominus ascendentis or 11e and in 12e fortunate he shalbe unfortunate in surge{rgy} phisicke, cuttinge, and lettinge of bloud.

fortunate in 3o or 9o he shalbe fortunate in travell.

in 9o fortunate, he shalbe fortunate in longe journyes in travell, in phisick{e} and in dreaming, and {s}he be in a fierie signe, he shalbe fortunate in Mettal{l} matters, and in gouldsmiths crafte.

in 5o fortunate, he shalbe fortunate, in children and amonge woemen in travell, and to be a Nurse to children.

fortunate in ascendent he shalbe fortunate at home in the place of his livi{ng} in beinge a scribe, a counsellor or schoole-master.

If in the 11e house be an earthie signe, let him seeke his fortunate towards the weste.

If it be a fixed signe in 11o he shall find or have good fortune without anie labour or travell or much a doe.

If it be a movable signe, he shall find fortune with much labour and travell.

If it be a common signe in 11o he shall obtaine fortune or live with some travell and labour.

If in 11o be an aireie signe as let him seeke his fortune towards the Easte.

If there be in 11o a watrie signe, and Dominus 11e abscluded in 11o in a fier{ie} signe, let him seeke his fortune Easte.

If in 11o be a watrie signe and Dominus 11e in an earthie signe in 11o let him seeke his fortune towards the easte by note.

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in        ascendent in retrograte beinge Dominus 2e consumeth all she hath, for she will marrie with a sailour or travaillour that will consume all she hath.

If Dominus 7e in retrogradus in 8o with and in in 8o the woman shall have 2 husbands livinge at one tyme, and her firste husband shall consume all, and sell away all, and she wilbe a whore.

If Dominus ascendentis and in in 6o or in signo 6o the woman wilbe much troubled with swellinge in the throate, and with the kings evill or such like.

Dominus 9e in ascendent the partie shall marrie with a prieste.

in in 7o retrograte peregrine not remotus, and Dominus 7e in 10 peregrine, her husband shalbe proud, arrogant, envious, trecherous, full of words and a man of many religions, in whome there is neither, faith, honestie, religion, no truste, for he wilbetraid his father, a villan and yet a preste.

If Dominus 10e be in 4o in a of in in 7o retrograte the mother of the woman shall never love her husband.

Domina ascendentis in in ascendent in her tripliciti, the partie shalbe proud disobedient and a whore.

If in such a case be to Dominus 4e she wilbe an enemie to her father, which will make him little regard her.

If be in a of Dominus 7e in 10o she wilbe an enemie to her husband, and also to her mother, and they wilbe enemies to her

Domina ascendentis in in ascendent beinge Domina 12e in a of and to and applieing to in in 7o retrograte he shall die of a consuminge disease and languishinge of some poisen taken, or els by enchantment.

Dominus ascendentis in peregrine in 9o or octavo, in signo 9o maketh a <MS Ashmole 363, f. 61v> woman movable, unstedfast and convertible in her religion a Browniste and will die of a catarrus.

If Dominus 9e be in ascendent in such a case in peregrine not remotus her religion shall cleave unto her till her death, and she shall buried out of christen buriall.

in in 12o seperans a in 7o applicat in 12o in peregrin{e} she shall have much trouble about her religion.

Dominus 4e in peregrine 7o in signo 8e to Dominus 9e et 8e retrogradus in in ascendent and in 4o the partie shall not be buried in christen buriall, nor noe regard made of her, and after death she shall have shame and be ill spoken of, and soone out of mind.

Dominus ascendentis and Dominus 5e both one planet and in peregrine in 8o to Domino 8e or in anie aspecte of or she shall have manie conceptions, but none of her children will live, but either she shall mistarry of them, or when they be borne, they not live longe after.

Domina ascendentis in with in 5o the partie wilbe much troubled with swellings in the throate and will die of the plague.

Domina ascendentis et Domina horæ in in 5o in her triplicitie and applicat in in 10o the woman shall come to greate dignitie, she shall marrie with an ould man that shall make her accounts, but she wilbe unstable and unfaithfull, and wilbe liberall, and doe good to her enemies, but will doe nothing for her friends, nor for those that deserve best of her, and doe moste for her desirous of honour, but will requite noe good deeds, full of vaine words, and goulden promises, but noe deeds, which intent will cause her woe and sorrowe and abridge her of her good fortune, and she shall have noe children.

If Dominus 11e be in 12o he shall have good fortune in greate beasts and amongste his enemies.

If Dominus 11e be in 3o he shall have good fortune amonge his brethren and kindred.

If in 4o amonge his parents.

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If Dominus 11e be in Angulo, his good fortune is at hand.

If in a cadent house, then it wilbe longe ere it come.

If in a succedent house, it shall come in indifferent time.

If in such a case be Dominus 11e it sheweth his fortune is in blacke or russeth things, or in husbandrie, or with countrymen.

If it shalbe with gentlemen or with some of the clergie and in white things, or in things mixed with redd.

If with souldiours, or to be a souldiour, and in redd things.

If with gentlemen and in yellow things, or to be a servinge man, or a gould smith.

If with woemen and in white things perteyning to woemen.

If be Dominus 11e then with ould woemen or Ladyes, and to deale in white things.

If be in 11o ostendit colorem              Jovialem et Venerem. Venerabilem.

If commiscet colorem, Saturninum et Martialem.

If Dominus ascendentis be good and stronge, and in 10o in of Dominus 10e or retrograte of Dominus 10 then it shall happen well unto him, and he shall have good fortune amonge gentills, or with noble or worshipfull men, and they shall receive into service, or shewe him greate frendshipp, and he shall behave himselfe well to their consent, and to his owne creditt.

If Dominus ascendentis be evill in 10o unfortunate, combuste retrograte peregrine, or in his detriment or fall, or in of Dominus 10e then he shall serve som man of worth or gentill, where he will much dishonour him selfe and discreate himselfe, and have greate shame thereby, and thereby losse his service or office.

If Dominus ascendentis be fortunate and good, and in 2o in or retrograte of Dominus 2e then he shall get much, by his servants et econtra.

If in 3a then by his kindred, et econtra.

If be in 2o it sheweth Riote, and much expence vainly.

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If be in 2o it signifieth pryvie consuming of his substance and noe profite.

If or be in 2o fortunate, it signifieth getting of much money and substance.

A fortunate planet in the 2. house, and 9th house, the partie shall have much good counsell given him, the which if he can observe and fellowe he may prevente much evill.

But if in the 2. and 9. house be evill or unfortunate plents, retrograde or combuste then he shall lincke him selfe to evill counsell and to evill companions, whereby he will in tyme over throughe him selfe, and undoe him selfe and misse his purpose.

If in the 2. and 9. house on good planet and another evill then he shall have both good counsell and evill given him and he shall incline unto the counsell of those with whose plannet Dominus ascendentis doth best agreé in nature and condition by or

If Dominus ascendentis be a good planet as or and in 9o or 2o retrograde or combuste or unfortunate, and in or of Dominus 9e or 2e beinge a good planet and frindlie. Then he shall have much good counsell given him, but he will followe none of it, but shalbe negligent and not regarded{.}

The wealth of the querent is considered to be according to the Lord, of the ascendent as he is stronge and fortunate or weake, or as he is in 2o or in of Dominus 2e fortunate, or retrograte

or or in 2o direct and fortunate, signifieth gettinge of goods and wealth.

in 2o stronge and fortunate. idem.

in 2o retrograte or unfortunate, signifieth losses and hinderances.

Anie retrograte figure in 2o idem.

A fortunate planet in 6o signifieth good by servants and sick folke.

Dominus ascend. in 10 fortunate, and Dominus 10 in Ascendente fortunate, signifieth much good office and honour and great credit.

Dominus 10e in Angulo stronge, he shall have honour in his owne countrie.

Dominus 10e in a succedent house, he shall have honour not farr from his owne countrie.

Dominus 10æ in cadenti, he shall have honor and live farr out of his owne countrie

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Domina ascendentis in peregrine in 6o the woman hath bene a widdow, and hath had good fortune by marriage.

Domina 6e in peregrine, applicat Domina 5e in 9o and Dominus 6e in in 5o remota applicat the woman will have a child by one of her servants, or one of her servants will lie with her.

Dominus 10e in 8o the prince or officirers shall possesse his inheritance left him by the dead

Dominus 10e in 2o the prince or officers shall possesse his money and houhould substance.

Dominus 10e in 12o the prince or officers shall take away his cattell and moveables.

Dominus 12e in 10o his cattell or movables shall fall into the princes or officers hands.

Dominus 2e unfortunate and in 10o his money and substance will fall into the princes hands, and officers hands.

Dominus 5e in 10o her child shall live in courte if it be fortunate, or find greate favour of Nobilitie.

supra Domino 7e and applie to another planet in 7o the woman shall forsake her husband, and live as a concubine to some other.

in seperate a Dominus 7e in in 4o and applie to in 7o retrograte in the woman shall forsake her husband, and live a concubine to some Nobleman, and at his cost.

in 7o in in his triplicitie applicans sheweth that woman shall marrie a froward husband, that is verie unstable and movable, proud, froward, and negligent, a consumer and prodigall spender, and shall rejoice in ill, promisinge much and shall performe nothinge; a leud rantinge whore master.

combuste in 10o sheweth a vaine, unstable froward, and unfortunate fellowe, if she be one of the Lady, of the 3 triplicitie of the signe wherein is, and a signifier of a husband.

If Dominus ascendentis and Dominus 7e be both in one signe, as and in <MS Ashmole 363, f. 63v> in 7o then he or she shall marrie one that is a neighbour verie neere.

If Dominus ascendentis and Dominus 7e be in divers signes, then the partie shall come out of some other place, whome she shall marrie, and shall not be a neighbour{.}

And the further Dominus 7e and Dominus ascendentis are asunder the further of shall the man or woman bee, whome he or she shall marrie.

A mans enemies are signified by the Lords of the 7. 8. and 12. houses and by their Lords and planets in them.

If be Dominus 8e and in ascendent peregrine applicans Dominus 12e in 8o in retrograte peregrine, then some evill spirits or feiries shall hunt the partie, and make it sicke and pinche it very much, and seeke to destroy it.

Dominus 7e et 8e in 9o in his fall or detriment sheweth, that his enemies shall seeke his death by enchantment.

Dominus 12e in 9o in or of the ascendent or his Lord. idem.

Dominus ascendentis in 7o he shalbe an enemie to him selfe, and procure his owne harm{.}

Dominus ascendentis retrograte, he wilbe negligent, unstable and unfaithfull, and wil hould no promise.

Looke in the constellation of a woman by night. how manie plannets there be betweene the Lord ascendentis and the degree of the 7. house under the earth; so manie husbands shall she have, as if be Domina ascendentis in 3o in 1. degree, and there be in 17 4o and 21 in in then she shall have 3 husbands, and 2 of them shalbe of one name, aboute 22 yeeres of her age.

If in such a case 2. planets be in ther 2 Kinsmen shalbe scutors to her at one tyme, and in in 4o signifieth a shipwrighte and one that hath shippinge of his owne, and adventureth by sea.

in 4o signifieth some sea Captaine.

And if it be in a constellation by day, then see how manie planets are betweene Dominus ascendentis and the degree of the 7. house above the earth, beginninge at Dominus ascendentis and reckon from him, from the Easte to the south, and so to the 7. house et econtra.

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Tres planetæ dant {gran}des divitias, videlicet. and

Dominus 2e in exaltatione sua erit valde dives.

Dominus 2e in sua Domo, idem.

If be Dominus 2e in his owne house or exaltatione in ascendente or in 2e or in Angulo, he shalbe wonderfull riche.

Quando duæ conjunguntur infortunæ fit ex eis fortuna perfecta, sicut ex duarum fortunarum conjunctione.

Non prodest aspectus vel infortunarum: sicut non obest vel fortunarum.

Cuicunque fuerit us in radice in Domo ni erit magni intellectus longæque cogitationis, sapiens et philosophus.

Si quid significaverit aliquis planetarum in nativitatis radici, cum divisio et Dominus divisionis sit divisor, ad eum perreverit apparebit ejus significatio, sive in bona aut mala.

If and be all in in one degrée, he shalbe a prophet, or some holie hermet, and much belived.

If all the planets be in moiste signes as in the partie shalbe fatt and continually troubled, with a scouringe or some fluxe or other, and especially if a moiste signe be in ascendent

If Dominus 6e be in in 6o with and in in 6o the partie shalbe longe troubled with a scouringe or some fluxe.

If be Domina ascendentis and in in 7o not remota, the partie shall keepe house muche; and shall not be able to goe abroad, because of some scouringe or fluxe she shalbe troubled with.

If in 5o be a moiste signe, and Dominus ascendentis and Dominus 5e be both in moiste signes the woman shalbe much troubled with a fluxe of her course or have them often and abundantlie.

Dominus ascendentis in retrogradus in 11o in with and both combuste or sub-radiis goeinge from and to in retrograte in 5o and in a of in in 4o the child shall love two other mens wives, by whome he shall have children, and the first of them shall make him consume himselfe, and but him in hazard of his life. The 2æ shal love him and spend much on him. And in the end he <MS Ashmole 363, f. 64v> shall marrie a younge woman of his owne kindred.

Dominus ascendentis in occidentall retrograte and be also Dominus horæ in signo 10o the woman shall attaine to be a Lady, but she wilbe poore and full of miserie, and lead a hard life, if it be a man, he shal be a poore and needie knighte.

Dominus ascendentis in 10o or 9o in signo 10e and have anie dignitie, he shalbe a knight, or come to some greate worshipp or honour; and the woman shalbe a Lady.

Dominus ascendentis and in in 4o the partie shalbe of greater fame after his death, then he was livinge.

Dominus 7e in ascendent not remotus, retrograte in his terme, occidentall if it be a woman she shall marrie one of greate bloud, that shall consume her livinge, and leave her in the end.

Dominus ascendentis in 8o orientall in his triplicitie and face, the partie shall come to great lands, and living by dead.

But if in such a case, doe seperate from Domino ascendentis in 8o and applie to in ascendente orientall in his face in signo ascendente she shall marry with a man of greate birth that shall consume her substance and Lands.

Dominus ascendentis in 8o in and at a to in 10o and Dominus 7e in ascendente the woman shalbe a greate adultris and have manie husbands or manie shall keepe her, that shall consume her.

If one planet be Dominus ascendentis et 12e as in in 8o combuste obcessus of Dominus 10e and Dominus horæ, and of Dominus 3e and also in 9o all 3 in 7o in 9o applicans per in in 7o that partie shalbe muche vexed with spirits in her youth, by the ordinance of god, and they shall take her, and carrie her away, and she shall have power to see spirits and speake to them, but they shall not hurt her, but leave her againe.

If one planet be Dominus ascendentis and 12e as in in ascendent in with and the goe from in in ascendente and applieing to in she shall see noe spirits, but spirits invisible shall followe her, but she shall not see them, for that she shall be drenched in the lusts of the flesh and <MS Ashmole 363, f. 65r> of the world in her youth, which wilbe the cause of her overthrowe and hinderinge of her good fortune, for she shall lie with a man before she be 15. yeeres ould, and after beinge with child shall marrie one that shall not love her, and then beginns her sorrowe and miserie, she shalbe beloved of manie, and shall lose what she getts by cousoninge and falshood, and she shalbecome a common harlott.

Nota.

The 4. house and his Lord, and the by day, cum planetis in 4o doe signifie the father, and by night.

The 10. house and his Lord, and by day and by night, cum planetis in 10o doe signifie the mother.

If the Almuten patris (which the planet, that hath most dignities in the signe ascendent in 4. Domo.) be in signo ascendente aut in ascendente Dominus ascendentis in 4o Domo, then the father shall love the child and the child shall love his father well.

If be Lord of the nativitie by night and signifie the father, and be Lord, of the house wherein Dominus ascendentis is, the father shall love the child well.

If the Almuten matris be the selfe same planet, that is Lord of the ascendent of the radix and in 4o the mother shall love the child.

If by night be in 10o nor in ascendent nor aspect. the Lord of the Radix by the mother shall not love the child.

Dominus 10e in 4o and Dominus 4e in 12e retrograte in his detriment or falle, then the mother shall out live the father.

If by night be stronger and better placed then then the mother shall out live the father, et econtra.

If in such a case be in 5o in suo detrimento, and in in 6o in his face, the mother shall live out the father, et econtra.

And finallie if the signifiers of the father be stronger and better placed then the signifiers of the mother, then the father shall out live the mother, et econtra.

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If in a radix by day be in in ascendente applicans Lord of the 10e house, and 8. house and be combuste of Dominus 4e beinge in in his fall the mother shall die before the father through griefe, and the father shalbe the cause of the mothers death.

If and Wednesday be in ascendent it signifieth that child shalbe noe foole, but yet he shalbe full of words.

If and be in ascendent he shalbe little serviceable, but shalbe fantasticall, and a greate mocker and giber.

If and be in ascendent he shalbe true in word and deed, but will dissemble often.

If and be in ascendent he shalbe a good speaker, and converse much with his foes and enimies.

If be in he shalbe quicke and readie in learninge.

If be in 7o he shalbe a greate letcher.

If and be in ascendent he shalbe a Zodomite.

If or Dominus ascendentis be in the houses of idem.

If and be in 10o and in ascendent he shalbe a man of greate largis and expend much.

If and be in ascendent the child shalbe fortunate to good, and to greate service.

If Dominus 2e be with a good planet in a good place, he shall have much riches.

If and be in ascendent and Dominus 8e cum eis, and also in 8o signo vel domo, the child cannot live longe.

If Dominus ascendentis be in 8o combustus a or in aspect of Dominus 8o idem.

If and be in in 7o signo, the child shall live longe.

If be Dominus ascendentis he shalbe ruddie, rude, and somethinge riche, and a man of evill speech, and full of strife.

If and be in the 3. 5. or 9. house, then all things shalbe profitable to him.

If and be in 2o 6o or 8o or 12o neither good nor ill, but he shall consume much in 2o.

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Dominus ascendentis and 12e in 7o and Dominus applicans it signifieth arreste and imprisonments.

Dominus ascendentis in 8o in peregrine he shalbe unfortunate to come to anie that be dieinge.

Dominus ascendentis in 6o unfortunate let her goe to noe sicke folke, for she shalbe unfortunate amonge them.

Dominus ascendentis in 12o let him come amonge noe greate beasts, for they are unfortunate unto him, for either they shall hurte him or some ill will followe of it.

Dominus ascendentis and in fierie signes, giveth good sight and hearinge, especiallie if or be in or

Dominus ascendentis and in watrie signes causeth deafnes and hardnes to heare spirites or Angells.

and in earthie signes or fierie signes cause good hearinge of spirits and Angells.

Dominus 4e unfortunate in 8o the father of the partie shalbe unfortunate by the death of the partie.

Dominus 4e unfortunate in 8o idem.

Dominus 4e fortunate and stronge in 8o the father of the partie shalbe made fortunate by the death of his sonne.

Dominus 7e in the first, 10 degrees of in 12o a linnen drop.

Dominus ascendentis in the laste 4. degrees of viz in the dignities of in 9o signifieth a woman that sells cambricke and Lawne lace, and such like faire made wares as bands, ruffs. etc.

in or or videlicet in domo proprio, vel in domo vel facit hominem Doctissimum in omni scientia et inveniet res suo ingenio quas nunquam dicit ab alis.

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Of the infortune of a man and the Causes of a mans infortune.

A man beinge infortunate in this world in his state and affaires, so that he cannot prosper or effect his purposes, he must search the cause thereof.

Understand therefore that the infortune of all men comes allwayes by one of this 7. means or manner of wayes.

Eyther by the constellation of his birth, for that he is borne unfortunate. Or by God above nature, and then he is infortunate and punished for sinne, that nothinge doth prosper with him, because god doth punish him.

Or ells he is infortunate against nature by the divell, which envieinge his foelicitie, as he did Jobbs. doth destroy and consume his goods, and so makes him infortunate in all his affaires.

Or ells he is infortunate by the Angells, that punishe him for some offence done againste them, or for some unknowne cause.

Or els he is unfortunate by witchcrafte, and witches that seeke his destruction and overthrowe, by destroyinge his cattell and substance, or punishinge his bodie. etc.

Or els he is cause of his owne infortune, by negligence, or selfe will, or some vice.

Or els he is unfortunate by some enemie or man of arte, by an image, laminge, Ringe, or such like, for enimitie done or revendge.

If it come by constellation of his birth, then must it be amended, by his constellation, as I have written in my booke de microcosmo, and in my booke of natural magicke.

If it come of god for sinne, or that god doth hie him by suffringe the divell to vexe him, then must it be amended by patience and true confession and repentance, and amendment of life.

If it come of the divell for envie, by prayer unto god and faith it must be amended, and by men of arte.

If by the angells, repent, aske mercie of God and his Angells <MS Ashmole 363, f. 67r> doe punish and infortunate a man, either it is for some offence and cause, or by the commaundment of God.

If by witches and leud people for envie, pray to god, and goe to men of arte to helpe it, or to the priest.

If it come of himselfe through negligence, pride, or by his owne follie, or by dieinge, dronkennes, letcherie, or such like, let him lease it, and serve God.

If it come by some man of arte, or by magicke, by man of himselfe, or at some other mans request, he must seeke out one that can lose it by a greater power then he hath that did it.

To Knowe by which of this a man is unfortunate.

Let him looke to his figure Astronomicall upon the question, and trie it thereby as followeth.

If Dominus ascendentis or be unfortunate of themselfes, and in 7o 6o or some cadent house, or evill place, or be retrograte combuste peregrine, in detrimento aut casu, he is unfortunate by nature, and by his constellation.

If Dominus ascendentis and be in or of Dominus 10 Dominus 10 beinge or or some unfortunate planet, then his infortune is from god, and the finger of God is on him, as in capite de 10o Domo.

If Dominus ascendentis and be in of Dominus 11e beinge and or some unfortunate planet. Then it comes by the Angells of god, as in capite 11e Domus.

If Dominus ascendentis. and be in of Dominus 12e Dominus 12e beinge or or some infortunate planet. Then it is done by the divell and witchcrafte, as in the chapter of witchcrafte.

If Dominus ascendentis and be in of Dominus 9e beinge or or some infortunate planet. Then it is done by magicke or inchantment, by some man of arte, by some image Lamine or carract.

<MS Ashmole 363, f. 67v>

If Dominus ascendentis and be unfortunate by of Dominus 4e beinge or or by some unfortunate planet in 4o as and then he is unfortunate by his parents, or by some evill spirite.

If Dominus ascendentis and be unfortunate in 5o or in of Dominus 5e or if or be in 5o or in of Dominus 5e he shalbe infortunate by his childerine.<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 389 ends here and it provides the best reading. >

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 152>
Of the Comminge of Any man or woman to thee to knowe wher he coms to mock prene or Deceyve thee or noe or to tempt thee

45He that Commeth to thee to speake with thee in the howare of or he commeth in the waie of honesty and for som honeste cause, and not to mocke Jeste nor scorne. but frindly and thou maiste have good by him or her/ and by their Conninge

He that coms in the howare of or . he commeth for noe good speed thee from him. for thou shalte have noe good by him

He that commeth in the hower of . he commeth to mocke or Deceyve thee

He that commeth in hora commeth for som question or for som cause of Resoninge or disputation or to see or learne thy Conninge or skille or for som matter of Lernninge

Another saith yf on com to aske counsell or to give counselle

Loke yf ther be Any good fortune in the 10 house at his cominge. then he meaneth noe eville nor deceighte but his Comminge is honeste. or the Councelle he giveth is honeste

yf ther be Any ill fortune in the 10 house. then his comminge is to som ill intente. or the Councelle he giveth or hath given is ill and he is a Deceyver And a lyar

yf ther be A common signe Ascendant or yf dominus ascendentis be in a common signe. beware of him. he is full of Deceighte and will plai on both handes. for he is full of Deceighte and will plai on both handes. for he is full of Deceighte and will Deceive thee/.

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 153>

47yf be in ascendente and retrograde be in 6o. cum and dominus hore in 7o and in in via combusta going to the of in 7o though be in 10o/ seperans a retrograde in combust going to the take heed then of the parti for he commeth to deceyve thee in a falls message, & ther is Deceighte in hand truste them not. for the water she bringeth is not the womans she |names [MS Ashmole 363]| but yt is a mans water. & her masters water

And guido fo 158 saith. loke to the ascendant. yf the laste degre of a signe be in the ascendant. or the ascendant be betwen 2 signes he doth not enquire of his owne intente: but he Dothe enquier causa temptandi. and wold Deceive thee

yf Dominus 10e doe apply to domino ascendentis or to a plannet in ascendente. his comming is good & shalbe profitable by . et econtra per

yf Dominus ascendentis or any plannet in ascendente doe apply to domino 10e. idem

yf any perigrin plannet in 10e doe apply to domino ascendentis or to Domino 10. idem by . et econtra per et

yf any perigrin plannet that is in ascendente do apply to domino ascendentis or to domino 10e. or to a planeta in 10. idem by . et econtra

yf any plannet that is in 10 do apply to domino ascendentis or to any plannet in ascendente idem by .

yf any plannet in ascendente do apply to domino 10e or to any plannet in 10. idem/ by . but yf it be by or then evill will succed and his comming is for evill

yf dominus 10. or any plannet in 10o do apply to domino ascendentis or to any plannet in ascendente by . beware of him for evill will Ensewe therof. ill will hatred & damag

yf dominus ascendentis or planeta in ascendente do apply to domino 7e by then good will Ensewe but yf it be by or evill

yf dominus 7e or planeta in 7o doe apply to domino ascendentis or to a plannet in ascendente by without combustion good shall followe but yf yt be by or evill trust him not for yt will cause sorowe and heavines & discredit & ill wordes and suspition especially yf or be dominus 7e or in 7o or applying to them by or /

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 156>

Duronius saith. yf ther be a fixed signe in ascendente. and dominus ascendentis a fixed signe fre from evill yt signifith the partie comes in a goood entente

for fixed signs. Doth showe the truth of every thinge and of every worde. in | [add. MS Ashmole 389]| bono aut in malo

Movable signs Doth showe in every question or upon every word. falsnes and lyinge |and [add. MS Ashmole 363]| untruth and falshod and unstablenes of all thinges

Common signs showeth som parte true and som parte false/

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 168>
To Knowe howe the partie Toke his dizeas/

In this Judgmente youe shall loke to the Lord ascendant and to the and from what plannet they did laste seperat or with whom they be at that instante in a full or aspecte/

48yf be dominus ascendentis stronge and fortunate as in and did laste seperat from in and | [add. MS Ashmole 389]| in 10o and laste seperat from alsoe and be in a full of in 12o then the partie toke his Diseas/ by hard and ill Diete in somtyme of Scarsytye by eatinge of course bread which bred moch wind and ill humors and som Impostumation in his belly which causeth greate gripinge And tormente in his belly like the wind collik. And the pain is so greate that he is weary of his life and he hath had yt longe/ from yeare to yeare/

49yf doe seperat from the Lord of the house that she is in vz a in and be combuste applying to the of and at a to then the parti surfeted with muskadelle And oysters./

50yf be in and doe seperat a in being with . dominus hore the partie hath surfeted with sturgeon, and Renishe wine

yf doe seperat a in in 10o the parti hath surfeted with Drinking of wine

yf be Domina Ascendentis in in 6o seperans a domina 5e in 5o and applying to . dominus 3 in 3o dominus hore. the woman toke her dizease by thoughte for som discourtasy of her husband she being |in [MS Ashmole 363]| child bed. and she is also trobled with the mother. and she is cause of her own sicknes

yf Doe seperat from . in 5o and Doe apply to in 11o. the man hath taken thoughte and grife. and alsoe toke cold when he was hote with Laboringe and the cold and melancoly hath stopte the vaines of his body

51Luna in seperans a dominus hore et 4e retrograde 11o/ and applying to dominus ascendentis in retrograde fallen into the 6 house & at a to in in ascendente & Lord of the 2. house then the parti is cause of her owne Dizease, through grif & fretinge, & ferfulnes because she cannot have her mind/

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 169>

And here note that as often as is Dominus ascendentis. dominus 12e or 6e secundum tempus. or in 6o. or yf Doe goe from or apply to by Any Aspecte. the partie hath taken thoughte and grife which is the cause of Dizease/

yf be dominus hore or dominus ascendentis or go to or from as above said. then the partie is ferfull & tymorouse and hath bin’ fronted and yt came of fere & wind especially yf he be in

yff. be soe. then of Love or lechery

yf be soe then of Surfeate

yf be soe then of Drinking or of som wrentch straine or blowe or thruste or bruse or over Retching him self or of the stone/

yf of som impostumation or Congelation of blod/

yf be soe then of could & the mother/

yf be in in 4o and doe seperat a in the partie hath Surfeited

yf doe separat from a plannet in a hot signe and apply to a plannet in a cold signe after then he was hote and toke cold on it

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 171>
Sigills|. [MS Ashmole 363]| |To knowe the vertue of any sigia, Lamine or Ringe, ymage, carracte, or of any such like things made [MS Ashmole 363]|

<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 389 starts here and MS Ashmole 363 provides the best reading. >To know the vertue of any of this, where it be on a question, or upon the figure taken when a thinge is cast, stamped, or engraven and finished for the time when the thinge is fullie ended, and hath this forme on it, is to be considered. And you shall then looke to the Lord ascendentis and Lord of the hower, and he that is strongest of them 2. or of the planet in the ascendent shall beare the greatest force or cause the greatest effect, and vertue in that Ringe, sigill, image or other thinge so stamped, caste, or finished in engravinge; and made under such a figure or constellation as aforesayd. And the rest of the planets shall shewe their force therin accordinge to their fortitudes, strength and places, in that figure more or lesse.

If be Domina ascendentis in ascendente or in Angulo stronge, it sheweth it hath vertue to get love and make frendshippe, and to get friends, and is good in things pertyninge to .

Example 1598 20 Januarii, post meridiem, at 10 post 8. of 2. copper rings sigills ended at this time. d. .

<MS Ashmole 363, f. 70r>

Dominus ascendentis in 10o in beinge Dominus ascendentis or in ascendente or Dominus horæ, showeth that that sigill shalbe good to be borne to make one riche, honourable, mild, amiable, and to be loved and honored, and to be godly, honest, juste, and the president or governour of some place, and to be powerfull in his acts and commands, and to have Dominion over his enemies, and cureth all disease, caused of in

If be Dominus ascendentis Dominus horæ, and in 9o or Lord of the 9. house, and in it giveth good lucke, and prosperity in longe journeis, and stronge faith, true dreames, and many visions, and makes one apt to see fairie spirits and Angels, and to converse with them, and to be verie religious and to obteyne holie and sacret things, and to obteyne favour of god and Angells, men and spirits, and it cureth all diseases, of the in

If Saturday be in 9o in in radice Sigilli, per diem, it maketh one fortunate in calling of spirits of the dèath and it cureth all diseases caused of the in

in in 3o beinge Dominus ascendentis and Dominus 6e is unfortunate to his owne disease.

If Dominus ascendentis be stronge, and in his dignities and power, and Dominus 6e weake, Then that sigill or image cureth all the diseases, of the planet that is Dominus 6e when it was made.

And this knowe for certaine, that nature in the course of heaven, doth bringe forth naturally, all manner of creatours first created, in one place of the world or other and those things that men labour for with greate diligence and paine, to have or make to growe, in one place, In another place of the world, the same hearbe, stone, fish, foull, plant or best doth growe or breed, and is brought forth by the course of heaven and natur naturally; as for in sample in Ingland wee desire to make to growe by arte oranges and Lemond trees, Almonds, olives and such like, and with much arte and industrie, wee make them growe and proper and to <MS Ashmole 363, f. 70v> beare fruite, and in spayne these trees growe naturally without anie greate industrie. Againe in spaine Rosmary is very plentifull on the downes and here wee have much a doe to make them growe in gardens, evine so is it of other things, Accordinge to the constellation of heaven, and according to the Longitude, and Longitude, und{er} which the countrie or place is         and according to the influence of heaven planets and fixed starres that rull that contrie or place. Againe, wee seeke by arte, to ingraven in a stone the figure of some best, man, fish or fowle or some figure, carecte or sigill of a planet, to some entente and thereto wee observe the ascendent the houer, the tyme, and in some other place or counterie wee find a stone that hath in it the same figure or caracte made therin by nature, that hath the same nature vertue and Influence for the which wee make it by arte.

And therefore I say this for conclusion, whatsoever a man desireth to doe or make by arte, in one place of the world in a particulare and specia{ll} tyme, to obteyne some vertue or power, the selfe same thinge & made created, effected, and done by nature, and influence of the heavens in some other place of the world, fit to that intent, as thus wee desire to make impresse or cut in a stone, the figure of a flieinge house, or dogge or beast. And in some other place or counterie as stone is found, that naturally hath the same figure in it.

Againe there is no Ringe, Lamin, sigill, ymage, pantakell, or seal, or such like either pressed, stamped, engraven etc or otherwise made, but it hath his vertue to good or evill, to some thinge or other, secundum majus or minus, at what time soever it is made either by day or night And the same vertue to good or evill doth endure, in that selfe some thinge ymage, Lamine or Ringe etc accordinge to his time of makinge some more, and some lesse, some longe time, and some shorter, the which you may finde out and trie, accordinge to the time the thinge was fullie made and finished and ended, by the figure of heaven in the finishinge <MS Ashmole 363, f. 71r> thereof, as in the birth of a child to knowe his day of death, so is it in a Lamin, Ringe or sigill or ymage to knowe his death, that is to say, when his vertue and effecte shall end, for the vertue of a Ringe or ymage or such like cannot endure perpetually, nor the vertue of any thinge ells made by arte, but it hath his time, and his time ended, his vertue ceaseth..

Therefore to knowe the vertue of any such figure, ymage, sigill or Ringe etc you shall take the figure of heaven of the instant time, when it is fullie compleate and finished; in respect of the workemanshipp of castinge or engravinge, impressinge or stampinge when the last letter is engraved, stamped or written, and not at the beginninge nor in the middle, but in the endinge when it hath his full worke, figure or carracts thereon, for otherwise it may be left unperfecte, after it is begunn and so not finished at all. As in a child that is borne, to knowe his day of death. So is it in any such Lamine, sigill, ymage or Ringe etc to knowe his death that is when his vertue and effecte will end, for the vertue therof cannot endure perpetually, and as it is in a child begotten, the time of his begettinge, that is when the seed falls into the Matrix, doth shewe the time of his birth, and the continuance thereof in the mothers wombe: and where it shall prosper and come to the birth or noe, or perishe before. And the instant of the birth sheweth the life and estate thereof in good and ill to the day of his death. So likewise, when a man beginneth to make a Ringe, or to engrave a sigill or Lamine, the figure taken at the first instant, when it is begunn, dothe shewe where it shalbe effected or spilte in the workinge, or left unperfect or perfected, and made on end of or no. And the juste time of ending thereof when the last letter is made, sheweth the vertue thereof, and how longe it shall endure, and keepe that vertue.

<MS Ashmole 363, f. 71v>
Example.

I would engrave or caste a sigill of to good, and I begin it in hora when is in ascendence which is a directe ascendence and therein in ascendente and so doe continue workinge thereon till the hower of in in ascendente This sigill shall have the vertue of and because he was ended and complete under and and shall not have the vertue of in under which it was begunn, because the time was paste before it had his full forme, and was borne into the world.

<MS Ashmole 363, f. 72r>

<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 389 ends here and it provides the best reading. >The 2 house

The 2. house and his Lorde showethe/ what profite and Commoditie, the phisisyon shal have by the sick person, And wher the Sick will pay him wel or noe

And also to knowe wher the patiente shalbe healed with greate coste or smale. And wher the partie wilbestowe on him selfe Any or noe: And wher he have Any Substaunce, and be Able to bestowe on him selfe Any Coste or noe. or wher his frindes wilbestowe Anyethinge one him or noe/ for his welth and substaunce is alwais knowen/ by the 2. house of the figure And of the Question and their lordes.

|And [add. MS Ashmole 363]| Alsoe the 2. house hath the shoulders the Armes & the neck And betwene the Necke And the head and the Throte.

Judgmentes per forman

yf , or Any of them be in 2o fre and fortunate in the Tyme of the question or in the firste visiting of the Sicke. The phisision shall have Resonable for his paines, And the Sicke is willing to bestowe som thinge on him selfe

yf be in 2o fortunat in dignitatibus suis. he bringeth profite and commodye substaunce and money and the phisision shalbe well paid he signifith liberality.

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 174a>

yf be in 2o yt bringes frindshipe lust & lechery and Jewells & {lynner}/

yf be in 2o fortunat gould dignitie And worshipe

yf be in 2o money and substaunce

yf be in 2o he shall loose his labour and have nothing for his pain. but ill wordes or losses for the partie is miserable And wilbe stowe nothing on him self/ nay they will not pai for that they take or for their medison/

yf be in 2o she bringes love & lechery with wyddowes & old wentches, or som giftes, but lyttle money

yf doe appli to domino 2e. then he wilbestowe some coste on him selfe and thou shalte gain by him And he wilbe franck yf yt be by .

yf be with domino 7e or doe separat a domino 7e and apply to domino 2e by or then yt wilbe a profitable cuer unto thee and he will bestowe somthing on him selfe

yf be domina ascendentis and apply to dominus 2e by . then thou shalte have nothinge for thy paines/

yf be in 2o eyther in the question or firste visiting or dresing of the sicke fortunate he bringes money and bockes And pictures writinges & paintinges & pleasant talke But yf he be unfortunate he bringes lyttle good to the phisision

yf be dominus 2e and Ascendentis and in 10o in in with and at a to in in 9o. And dominus 6e in 2o in retrograde not Remotus in 11o separans a in applicat by then the partie hath Expended moch and will expend moch to have his health And her sicknes Doth consume moch money and the phisision shalbe paid well/. 7 ascendant 7 28

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 175>

dominus 9e in 2o in in with domino 6e. then the partie hath taken many strong medisons which have envenomed and poysoned her body & blod and Augmented her dizease And she hath spente moch money in vaine in oyntmentes And fumes yf in such a case Doe goe from domino 6e and apply to dominus 8e. the woman will Die of that Dizease

yf be in 2o in the tyme of the question or in the first dressing or visiting of the sick/ or when thou ministreste firste to the sick. then yt showeth that the partie wilbe stowe lyttle on him selfe and the phisision shall rather leese then gaine by such a partie. for they will not pay thoughe they be Able and the phisision shall have lyttle or nothinge at all for his pains thoughe he take never soe moch pain, and deserve never soe well/ but rather goe away in the phisisions Debte, And this have I proved and had the experience therof often/ And also yt will coste the sick moch before he be cured. Excepte dominus ascendentis be in of Dominus 2e yf yt be soe then the phisision shalbe paid thoughe not soe largly. but with an ill will.

yf be dominus 6e or 12e. dominus hore or planeta a quo separatur And in 2o. Then the party wilbestowe lyttle on him selfe and he is sick and taketh thoughte for that he is not Able to maintain his estate, And gryveth for wante of wealth

yf be in 2o Ther wilbe but Lyttle profite. but rather brawlinge or chidinge, And the phisision shall have Lyttle or nothing for his pains, thoughe he take never so moch pain. wherat he shall grudge And meddell noe more with the Sicke as yt may fall except be dominus Ascendentis yf he be and in 2o yt is somoch the better. but ther will be mockes and tauntes

yf be dominus Ascendentis and in 2o in at a to in 12o then thou shalte have Resonable paymente and be well paid at firste/ but ther shall goe many hard speaches of thee/

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 175a>

yf be dominus Ascendentis et 2e in 10o at a to the 2. house. ther wilbe lyttle gote by the patiente And they wilbestowe lyttle on them selves/

yf be dominus 2e et 9e in 2o. and domina 6e in 6o applicat per aut then the phisision shall never have Any thinge for his paines, nor for his phisick nor druges though they promise him never so faire, but scofes and Jestes & ill will/ take he never so moch pain/

yf be dominus 2e et 9e in 2o. And domina 6e in 6o and appli to in Ascendente then he may have somthinge for his pains & druges but he shall never be paid for all. and he shall have but Lyttle for his pains neyther/

yf be dominus 2e in 10o in at a to domino 9e and dominus 9e fortunate in 9o. And dominus 2e be Dominus 7e Then the sick shalbe fortunate to the phisision and profitable to him for he shall send many to that phisision and shall highly {praise} the phisision And his phsisick/ And the phisision shall be also profitable to the sick. 9 in 7o. 2 2o 5 10o

yf be domina Ascendentis et 2e in . and doe not behould the 2 house at all by Any aspecte then the phisision shall get nothing at all by that partie.

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52yf dominus Ascendentis doe apply to the Lord of the 2 house. yt is a signe that he cannot be healed, but with greate difficulty and with greate expences of money and moch charge

yf dominus Ascendentis be in to the 2 house applicans yt signifieth gain And soe moch the more yf doe apply to domino 2e Expertum

dominus 2e in 9o in . separans a applicat dominus hore in a of separans. the patient shalbe profitable to the phisision/

53yf be dominus ascendentis in 6o in not Remotus & in alsoe and in 8o applicat and nether nor behould the Lord of the 2. house. but dominus 2e in 10o in then yf thou be sent for to the sicke yf thou goe thou shalte have nothinge for thy paines but fair wordes And an apple or 4 wardens. but noe silver. but they shall entrete the well with fair wordes and the sicke shall find gret comforte in thy comminge and presentes & Rejoice moch in seynge thee.

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 171A>
Wher A man shal get any thing By the kinges Services
The Ascendant dominus ascendentis Luna planeta a quo separat a

pro querente

domus 10e Dominus 10e Sol planeta cui applicat

pro Rege in hac Vic

domus 11e Dominus 11e planeta in 11o.

for the kinges Substance

yf dominus ascendentis or the or the plannet from which the doth seperate doe Receive vertue or lighte from the Lord of the 10 house. or from the or from the Lord of the 11 house. or from a plannet in the 10 or 11 house. he shall get by the kinges service Accordinge to the strength dignitie and worthines of the plannet. et econtra/

yf dominus 10 or the or the plannet to which doth apply or yf any plannet in 10 or 11o Doe give vertue or light to domino ascendentis to the or to Any plannet in ascendente or to the plannet a quo separatur he shall repe benifite by the king and by his service

yf be domina 10e. and doe separate a domino hore and a domino 4e. and be in 2o in applicat in in 8. sine ulla receptione at all then in such a case the querente shall rather leese by the kinges service then get. and ther will be nothinge gotten but with moch a dooe and for money54

yf dominus 10e. be in 2o the kinge & his Councell and officers ar in the house of Substance of the querent & will expecte mony or gain or nothing wilbe don/<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 389 starts here and MS Ashmole 363 provides the best reading. >

<MS Ashmole 363, f. 74v>
Where a man shall possess a howse or Land, that is morgaged unto him or where will redeeme it againe or noe.
The ascendent Dominus ascendentis Luna et planeta a quo seperatur

pro querenti.

7a Domus. Dominus 7e Planeta cui applicat pro d Planeta in 7o and for him that morgaged his Land.
8a Domus Dominus 8e Planeta in 8o

for the Land.

If Dominus ascendentis or planeta, a quo seperatur be in 8o stronge it is a signe he desireth to have the Land.

If Dominus 7e be weake and give his vertue to Domino ascendentis or to a planet in ascendente or to the planet a quo separetur he shall have the Land.

If Dominus 8e be in ascendentis peregrine and retrograte, and the applicate to Domino 7e and Dominus 7e retrograte the then he shall not have the Land, but the partie will come and redeeme it.

If Dominus 7e be peregrine in 9o or in a cadente house, it signifieth the morgager is weake and poore, and dareth not almost showe his head.

<MS Ashmole 363, f. 75r>

If Dominus 7e be in secundo, it showeth the morgager would have more money on the Land and so sell it or lett it goe.

If be in 7o in via combustionis and doe applie to the of in 11o and also to the of Dominus 7e in peregrine in 9e and after she leaves doe next come to Domino 2e or to a planet in ascendente then it seemes the partie will come and redeeme his Land and will not loss it.<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 389 ends here and it provides the best reading. >

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 178>

the 3 house

yf any man aske A question wher he shal obtaine or get Any of his Brothers goodes or wher his brother Nowe Lyvinge or at his Deathe wil give him Any thinge. and he aske the question without the Consente of his Brother youe shall observe and give Judgmente after his order

The 3 house is the house of brothers and Sisters. of kinsfolke of Neighboures. of unkells |and [add. MS Ashmole 363]| Auntes of shorte Jorneies cossins & Neveus. Legates & messangers &c/

The firste house of the figure and his Lord shalbe for the asker of the questione

The 3. house of the figure and his Lord shalbe the asker of the question for the brother of whom he doth Aske

yf the Lord of the firste house be in the 4. house which is the house of Substaunce to the brother. he shall posses his brothers goods. or get som thinge by his brother

yf the Lord of the first house. be in the third house corrupte or infortunate. then yt seameth the querente Desireth the goodes or welth of his brother unjustly and hath som entente to worke villani or harme unto his brother. thoughe he professe him faire

yf the Lord of the firste house be in 3. house fortunate and not corrupte then he loveth his brother unfainedly and faithfully and hath a desier his brother should Doe well/

yf the Lord of the firste house be in the 4. house. unfortunat & Corrupte. then he desireth his brothers goodes unjustly & he cares not howe he coms by it. nor what becoms of his brother soe that he may have his goodes for he will get yt yf he can per fas aut nefas/

yf dominus ascendentis be in 4o fortunate then he shall obteine his brothers goodes honestly & by good means/

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 178A>

yf Dominus 3e be in ascendente fortunate then his brother wisheth him well and loves him and desires his good and preferment

yf Dominus 3e. be in Ascendente unfortunate then his brother gives him good wordes but Loves him not neither will he doe Any thing for him

yf dominus Ascendentis and Dominus 3e. be in with Reception in the Ascendant they love as faithfull brethren

yf without reception. they love but not faithfully And unfamedly

yf thei be in 3o. with reception. they love faithfully

yf they be in 3o without reception in . then their Love is not faithfull |love [add. MS Ashmole 363]| nor true

yf the Lord ascendentis and Dominus 3e be in in 2o with reception then his brother shall have his substaunce or borowe som thinge of him

yf they be in in 2o without reception then. his brother wold beg or borowe or steell from him yf he can/ for yt seams his brother shall posses som of his substaunce

yf the Lord ascendentis and dominus 3e. be in in the 4 house then he shall get som good by his brother. and have som of his substaunce

yf Dominus ascendentis and dominus 3e be in or on of the other. and and not in the firste house 2 3 4 house but in som other place Then they ar frindes. but ther is Lyttle to be had/

yf they be in or on of a nother without reception. then they ar enimies and Lyttle good will betwen them/ but yf ther be reception though yt be by or yet he shall get somthinge but hardly

yf dominus 3e doe give vertue or light to Domino ascendentis. his brother shall give him somthinge/ and doe him good/

yf Dominus ascendentis Doe give vertue or lighte unto domino 3e. then he shall give som thing to his brother and doe good unto his brother/

yf Dominus 3e be in . of som plannet that is not for the querent & doe receive that plannet or give vertue or lighte unto him. then he shall give his goodes to som other man.

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 179>

Then loke to that plannet that Dothe receive the vertue from Domino 3e. wher he be Able or doe Retaine that vertue which is given unto him yf he Doe receive that vertue and hould yt. then he shall have the good given unto him. but yf he be weke and doe not Retaine And kepe that vertue, but give yt to som other plannet. then som other body shall have the goodes althoughe they were giesuen unto him/

yf Dominus ascendentis 4e. be in Ascendente. his brothers good seams to be in his handes alredy viz in the querentes handes

yf Dominus ascendentis 4e be in Ascendente and Dominus ascendentis in 4o. and they receive on the other mutually. then he shall posses his brothers goodes and yt seams he hath som parte therof all Readie in his owne handes.

yf goe from Domino 3e to domino ascendentis. yt is good ther will com somethinge

yf goe from Domino ascendentis to domino 3e. the querent will give somthinge to his brother.

yf in 2o and doe goe from Domino 4e. to som other plannet yt seams that his brothers goodes. shall goe to som other body whom he thinketh not of/

yf that plannet with dothe apply unto be dominus 11e questionis or in 11o he will give yt to his frind

yf he be Dominus 10e or in 10o. then to som gentleman

yf he be Dominus 9e or in 9o. then to som church Lawyar or to som church man

yf in 8o. or yf he be Dominus 8e. then to the pore or to the children of som that be Dead.

yf that plannet the apply unto be in 7o questionis or be Lord of the 7. house of the question. then to his enimie or his goodes will falle into his enimies handes

yf he be Dominus 6e questionis or in 6o. questo. then to the Relife of som sick body or to his Servantes

yf he be in 5o or be Dominus 5e questionis. Then he will give yt to his owne childrene

yf he be in 4o questione or be dominus 4e questionis then to his father or mother/

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 179A>

yf the or Dominus 3e figure Doe Apply to som plannet. that is Dominus 3e questionis or that is in 3o questionis then he will give his goodes to som of his other brethren or kindred

yf he be in 12 questionis or be dominus 12e questionis then to some pore men in prisone &c/

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 181>

yf be dominus ascendentis in retrograde or not Retrograde in 3o yt signifieth the partie is mild and gentle patient apte And willing to Take phisick and to doe Any thinge to have Remadie

dominus 9e in 3o and no plannet in 9o showeth that the partie hath soughte to som Newe phisition of whom he hath taken medisons that will hurte him and over cold his body yf be in . and in 9o or in .

Dominus 9e in 3o in his detrimente or falle as in to the 9. house yf he had Any phisition before. yt seames he will give him of. for himselfe hath soughte to som other, which hath given him both Counsell and medison that will over Coole and drie his bodie<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 389 starts here and MS Ashmole 363 provides the best reading. >

Endeth the 3th house<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 389 ends here and it provides the best reading. >

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 186>

The 4 house

The 4 house is the house of fathers and mothers of grandfathers and grandmothers and is called ymum cæli or bottom of the heavens and signifith the End of all thinges and he hath of the partes of the human bodie the Breaste the Lungs the milte And the weasand and the kekhorne. And causeth the sicknises of the Eyes and |the [add. MS Ashmole 363]| Rednes of the eyes vomitinge & paines of the stomak/.

This house showeth also the end of every sicknes and of every cuer that on takes in hand. And the effecte of the medison which he will use. And this house and his Lord shalle showe the Appoticary the Appoticaries druges wher they be old or newe. good or bade/ And wher his medisons be good or bad. or well composed or noe. or shalbe well made or noe. and wher he be skilfulle or noe./

And yf the sonne or daughter com and make the question for their father or mother beinge Sicke without the consent of their father or mother: soe sick. Then this 4th house shalbe the Ascendant of question. because it is the house that signifith the father or mother. And the 6t. house from this shalbe the house of infirmities. and the 8 house from this which is the xi house of the figure. shalbe the house of Death and soe of the reste as aforsaid.

Judgmente of the Medisons.

yf the 4 house and his Lord be fortunate eyther by the presentes or aspects of any good and fortunate plannet or plannet that is in his house exaltation triplicity face or terme, direct not combust/ Then yt signifith a good and Laudable Ende, profitable And commendable and the medison shalbe good and Effectuall and well compounded.

yf the 4 house and his Lord be unfortunate eyther by the bodily presentes of an yll plannet or by Aspecte or yf dominus 4 be in or of an ill and infortunate plannet combust Retrograde or in his fall or detrimente. or yf Dominus 4e be in his fall or detriment Combust or retrograde yt signifith an evill end & ther wilbe sorrowe care And infamie brawling emniti and discord & shame. & the medison shalbe naughte & ill composed of old naughti stufe. or ill ministred./

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 187>

yf dominus 4e be fortunate in Angulo the medison shalbe good and doe him good.

yf ther be an ill plannet in 4o. Remotus he hurteth not. yf dominus 4e be good and stronge. but yf he doe hurte he Doth yt in the End of the Cuere yf be dominus 7e in such case And in 4o. he makes the sick man to give of the phisision And showeth that the medison is of old stuffe & ill composed and shall Doe Lyttle good/. o 3 retrograde 4o/

in 4o retrograde unfortunate the medison is compounded of old stuffe and negligently made & will doe no good/

yf be in 4o in unfortunate as in or combust or Retrograde ther wilbe Sorrowe And care in thend/

yf be in 4o not Remotus the end wilbe Evill and ther wilbe moch Dislike and especially the patiente shall mislike of the Apoticary and the medisons shall be naught And unholsom/.

yf be in 4o Retrograde or combust or in or ther will be suspition brawling and hartburninge in thend. And the medisons be composed of ill thinges

yf & . be in 4o unfortunate. then ther wilbe grete brawlinge and sorrowe and on eville upon another And the medisons wilbe old eville And of som evill smell or taste/

yf & be in 4o. idem. & the medisons wilbe evill And ill compounded and the Apoticarie wilbe covetouse evill & unskillfulle And Regardeth not his owne credit nor the phisisions, nor the sick mans health

yf & be all 3 in 4o. then ther wilbe all the evill that may be in thend. And the medison wilbe naught And ill composed and of old evill and naughty things or of som unholsom stuffe. And the poticary wilbe Covetouse and of an eville mind And hath noe Regard of his own credit nor honesty nor of the phisisions nor of the sick mans health but will give him he cares not what nor wher yt be good or ill. belive him not.

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 188>

Dominus Ascendentis in 4o fortunate the sick wilbe Ruled And take his medison/ and the medison shalbe good and frindly unto him and he shall like well of yt./

dominus ascendentis in 4o in cum at a to the Ascendant. and fre from . And domina 6e in . the cuer shalbe Done spedily And he shalbe sone hoole and take fewe medisons. for he will not take Any thing often. but will find faulte with his medisons and not take as he should especially yf be in Ascendente.

yf dominus ascendentis be in 4o and separat from the lord of the house that shee is in the partie hath surfeted

yf be dominus ascendentis in 4o in not Remot and in and separat from in with . being domina 6e the partie surfeted with eating of sturgeon/ and Drinking of Reinishe wine

yf be dominus ascendentis et 12e in in 4o retrograde and in going from the of and applicans in combust going from and be dominus hore. yt seameth the woman hath not her course and she seames to be with child but yt will hardly stand on her for she is apte to have shiftes and her matrix is full of dry melancoly, And her husbandes nature Doth not Agre with her body, and she desireth moch lechery and she is paind moch in the Reines, and the mind is trobled and she cannot awaie well with medisons/

yf doe separat a domino 8e and apply to domino 4e. dominus 4e being dominus hore & dominus 6e in Ascendente. not Remotus The partie wilbe frantick

Dominus 9e in retrograde in 4o not Remotus perigrin. then gie the partie no phisicke for yf thou doe yt will Doe him harme in the end and get thee infamy

Dominus 9e in retrograde in 4o and in 9o in not Remot And dominus ascendentis separans a retrograde in entring into combustion and apply to in beinge dominus 4e. then the end of the cuer yf thou meddle with the partie wilbe evill for he will die with his phisicke for at first yt shall doe him moch good, but in thend yt will dri and cold his body and thou shalt have infami therby

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 188a>

dominus 9 in 4o and dominus Ascendentis or do separat a domino 9e and apply to domino 10e The party will take his phisick, And finde great ease after yt for yt seameth ther coms helpe from god And the party wilbe thankfulle to the phisision separans a appicat .

yf be in 4o in via combusta the End and medison wilbe Eville and the Apoticary unskillfull

yf be domina 4e and in in Ascendente Remot and doe apply to in 12o Thou maiste Doe him good with moch adoe in the ende And thou shalte have a good begining and she shall find ease in the begininge

Luna in 4o in not Remota thoughe be dominus 4e in in 11o yet the medison shall Doe him good/

yf ther be in 4o or or Any Infortunat plannet yf he be Remotus he hurteth not, neither shall youe Account him to be in the 4 house. But youe shall loke to the Lord of the 4 house

yf be in 4o separans a in 11o and separat from And apply to the of in 5o or 4o in signo 5e the medison shalbe composed of evill thinges & naught & doe lyttle good

yf be domina 4e and doe apply to the of in his exaltation but first though be combust she goe to the of in in 3o and after she leave she com to the And the goe from in 6o Retrograde in . the medison shall be evill and suffer harme And doe harme/ But yf domina Ascendentis be in in Ascendente And dominus hore in such a case. then the parti shall Receive gret good by the medison thoughe yt be evill And the sicke shall commend yt highly, And yt shall not troble the sicke at All neither in working nor takinge. 0 ascendant 7

yf be domina 4e And in 7o in with the medison shal Doe him good Although that be in Ascendente not Remotus And in 4o Remotus. And in 4o not Remotus

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 189>

yf doe separat a Domino 4e being and applying to dominus 10e in yt seameth that he is punished of god for his Dronkennes & surfeting Riote And ill Rulle kepinge.

yf dominus domus be combust The end wilbe eville Especiallye yf dominus domus be combust in her owne house as in or in in 3o in signo 4e/

yf dominus 4e or the plannet or plannetes that be in the 4 house not Remotus be stronge in dignitatibus suis. and withall combust or Retrograde then yt seams the stuffe and Druges be good but the medison wilbe spild in makinge/

55yf be dominus 4e in in corde in 9o and in and separat from dominus 6e in perigrin retrograde in 4o. yt showeth the medisons shalbe of som old stuffe and shall worke but Lyttell on the partie. but he shall find som ease ther with and such a partie ought to purge by som decoction/. for their bodies be hard to worke one and they ought to take their phisick in moiste weather/

dominus 4e in 10o combust the medison shalbe evill and god will not suffer it to make his operation or yt shalbe spilte

dominus 4e in 10o combustus a domino 10e idem

Dominus 4e in 10o in his fall or detriment. and dominus ascendentis in 11o in his exaltation and doe apply to domino 4e. then althoughe the medison be of old stuffe. yet shall the parti receive moch good by it/. loke forder in the 10 house fo 662.

Dominus 4e in 10o in Any of his dignities fre from Combustion and evill the medison shalbe of greate effecte and thend shalbe good

Dominus 4e in 10o in his falle or |detriment [MS Ashmole 363]| the medicine shall doe moche good at first, but lyttell good in the end of the cuer.<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 389 starts here and MS Ashmole 363 provides the best reading. >

The 2. Chapter of the 4. house showeth the state of the stomacke good or bad, weake or strong.

those 4. signes doe cause vomitinge, and in them it is good to give a vomite. And if any of these be in 4o Domo, ascendent thay cause vomitinge especially if Dominus 4e be in one of them or if Dominus 4e be theire meridionall or septentrionall. Ascendent in in such cases the partie vomiteth more or lesse.

If or be in 4o and Dominus 4e in one of those signes then the partie is much provocketh to vomite, but vomiteth not, except Dominus 4e be in ascendente meridionall or septentrionall, then he remiteth out righte, or if be in 4o

If be in 4o and doe seperate frome in descendent and applieing to in descendent and Dominus 6e be ascendent and Dominus 9e |ascend. [MS Ashmole 389]| also then he both vomiteth and scoureth.

If be in 4o and Dominus 4e in then he vomiteth up much flem and water.

If be in 4o and Dominus 4e in then the partie, vomiteth up bloud.

If be in 4o and Dominus 4e in he offereth much to vomite but cannot, or vomiteth little that is collor.

<MS Ashmole 363, f. 84r>

If be in 4o and Dominus 4e in then offereth to vomite but cannot, because his stomacke is dry if he doe vomite it is melancoly, if Dominus 4e be ascendent then he doth vomite. And it is good to give a vomite to make on vomite.

If be in 4o and in seperatent, descendent and in 4e and in and goe from to in retrograte sep. descendent he doth neither vomite nor scoure but soundeth.

It is generall that if Dominus 4e and the be both in or aspect full or neere the aspect, or or doe last seperate from a planet that is meridionall or seperate, descendent, then the partie hath a greate scouringe or some flux downeward.

If Dominus 4e and the doe seperate from a planet, that is Septentrionall Ascendent or be in a full or aspect of a planet septentrionall, Ascendent then the partie vomiteth or bleadeth often at the mouth or nose, et econtra.

If the one of them be in or aspect. or doe last seperate from a planet meridionall descendent, and the other be in or aspect or doe last seperate from a planet septentrionall ascendent then the partie doth both vomite and bleud upwards, and also some flux or scouring downewards.

And it is generall, that if Dominus 4e questionis be meridionall be septentrionall descendent, and the or Dominus 4e or Dominus ascendentis be in or aspecte, with a planet that is also descendent especially if thy be in then the parti hath a greate flux or scouringe, and the humours in the body, and the whole course of the body is downewards, either by some flux or blody issue or flux of the course or of the urine, or of the hemorods or of the runninge of the raines, or some flux whatsoever it be or swellinge in the leggs, But if thy or any of them doe seperate, from a <MS Ashmole 363, f. 84v> planet meridionall or septentrionall descendent, then the partie hath a greate scouringe, but if thy applie to a planet that is meridionall or septentrionall descendent, then thy will have a great scouringe.

It is Generall that if Dominus 4e be meridionall descendent, in and applie to a planet, that is septentrionall ascendent in in in 4o that the partie doth bled much at the nose and hath a scouringe downewards, And is also like to vomite.

Examples.

If be in 4o and in or in 12o 11o or 10o ascendent the partie is much given to vomite.

If be in 4o and the in in 8o applicat in descendent, or to in ascendent, or to both, the partie doth both vomite and scoure.

If be Descendent, that is if she be goeinge from to and be in the 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. or 4. house, applie to a planet retrograte in or to some planet, that is in and the be Domina 4e then the partie hath a great scouringe and laske and doth also vomite.

If be in 4o and in he vomits up his meate so soone as he hath eaten it.

If be in 4o and in in with or neere the the partie doth sometimes vomite, when she doth eate.

If be in 4o &.

If be in 4o and in seperatent ascendent, and in 6o and goe from in seperant descendent, and applie to it showeth some flux of humours downewards, as the runninge <MS Ashmole 363, f. 85r> of the raines in a man, and if it be a woman she hath some flux of her course and she scoureth also.

If be in 4o and in meridionall descend, and applie to in descendent meridionall or seperate the partie hath a great scouringe and hath 40 stooles, in 20 houers.

If be in 4o and in and in in 4o and goe from in to he doth neither vomite nor scoure but soundeth.

If be in 4o and in in applicat the partie doth sometimes vomite.

If be in 4o and in retrograte 9o ascendent meridionall and in retrograte in 4o then the partie doth neither vomite nor scoure.

If

If be in 4o and in Sagittario the partie doth not vomite nor scoure, but is much troubled in the head with burnt collour.

If be in 4o and also in 5o and in 9o and doth receive , which hath most dignities in of the 4. planet that hould 4 vertues, and be in peregrine in a to and in and goe from in and applie to the of then the partie bledeth often, for the course of the bloud goeth upward, and the retentive vertue in the stomacke and liver is weakned in the Lungs by to much flem and unnaturall melancoly and the expulsive vertue is to stronge in the Lungs, liver and stomacke.

If be in 4o and in 12o or 11o          descend, and goe from in retrograte then the woman voydeth much bloud downewards backwards, and hath a fluxe of bloud by sidge which would have bred the pilles.

If be in 4o and in he vometh bloud.

<MS Ashmole 363, f. 85v>

If be in 4o and in 8o he vomiteth and hath the collicke

If be in 4o and in the partie is often ready to vomite but doth not vomite or vomiteth little.

If be in 4o and the reins and in 11o then the partie offereth to vomit and cannot, but is full of lough flem and hath a ships coughe.

If be in 4o and in 12o in 4o at a to then the partie doth vomite much, and hath a scouringe also.

If be in 4o and in with in 11o and be meridionall descendent and Domina ascendentis et Domina horæ, also in a of the in 8e though she goe from cauda to the partie doth scouer much downewards though and be both in 4o in retrograte remotus.

If be in 4o and in goe from in and from in in with and being meridionall descendent the partie hath a great scouringe or some flux downewards.

If be in 4o and in ascendent the man bleds much at the nose and at the yeard and the woman hath the precipituon of the matrix.

If be in 4o and in meridionall ascendent then he vomiteth up his meat so soone as he hath eaten it.

If be in 4o and in meridionall ascendent and seperate a in beinge Dominus ascendentis and last seperate from meridionall descendent the partie hath a great scouringe.

If be in 4o and in retrograte in 4o and in and seperate descendent and seperate ascendent the partie vomiteth up all medicines that he taketh but ells he vometh not.

If be in 4o and in the partie is licke to vomite but doth not vomite because his stomacke is drye.

<MS Ashmole 363, f. 86r>

If be in 4o and in and applicat the partie vomiteth up all he eateth presently, where it be hot or could.

If be in 4o and in 8o in and in applicat in and goe from in then the partie bledeth much at the nose, and the blod is in the head and Lungs here all the planet were descendent except

If be in 4o and in meridionall descendent the partie hath a flux of bloud or scouringe.

If be in 4o and in meridionall descendent and in 4o absce{illeg} at a to in seperant. ascendente then the partie doth blead much at the nose and doeth also scoure downewards.

If be in 4. and in 11o in and in 4o ascendens seperans a in descend. the partie doth both scoure and vomite.

If be in 4o and in in of applicans and in in 4o seperans a in applicat in retrograte 8o the partie doth both scoure and vomite also.

If be in 4o and in seperans descendent and in meridio. ascendente in 4o or in 3o seperans a in meridionall descendent and applie to in seperans descendent the partie doth vomite and hath a flux also or scouringe.

If and in seperans descendent and goe from in descendent the partie scoures and vomiteth not or very little.

If be in 4o and in seperans a in and in seperate descendent the partie hath surfiteth and vomiteth much and is much payned in the harte stomacke and belly, and hath a fever, and it should be by some cause against nature, because dominus 10e 15 cum Mercurio Dominus 12e

in 4o in seperate descendent in in a of in the partie hath a great flux or scouringe and vomiteth also.

<MS Ashmole 363, f. 86v>

in 4o in seperate descendent in seperans a the partie hath some flux downewards as the running of the raines.

If be in 4o and therein not remota and in retrograte in 10o and applie to in 7o combuste in and goe from the partie is redie to vomite often but vomits not.

If be in 4o

If Dominus ascendentis or Dominus 4e in such a case doe applie to aney planet that is meridionall or septentrionall descendent, then the scouringe will continue on the partie.

If the applie next unto a planet next againe, that is ascendent the scouringe or flux will stay.

Therefore I hold if good in stoping all scouringe and flux of the belly, raines, matrix or blatter, to doe it when Dominus ascendentis and doe applie to a planet, that is ascendent or when Dominus ascendentis and or both ascendent meridionall or septentrionall.

And in all fluxes of the nose much bleedinge or vomitinge but applie to a planet descendent and be descendent, and let Dominus ascendentis be descendent.

If in a question for the sicke be in 4o and in in 4o retrograte occidentall, septentrionall descendent, not remotus, and in 5o seperans a Domina 4e in obcessia et occidentall seperate ascendent applicat in 3o the man cannot brooke any phisick, but so soone as he taketh pilles or potion he vomiteth it up againe presently, and cannot abyde any physicke at all, but such are naturally given to vomite up thrre physicke.

<MS Ashmole 363, f. 87r>
Where the partie vomiteth or noe.

The 4. house houldeth the stomacke, and by the 4. house and signe therin ascendent and planets therin and application of the you shall knowe, where the partie doth vomite or be apt to vomite or noe.

And knowe this that is the cause of vomitinge for he ruled the liver and stomacke.

Whensoever or is in 4o ascendent the partie is apt to vomite.

If be in 4o the partie is apt to vomite not remotus.

If be in 4o the partie is apt to vomite.

in 4o and in in 4o and also in 5o and in 5o in in in 3o applicans in 7o the partie vomiteth then by reason of her matrix for she is conceiveth on this is troubled with the mother.

in 4o and in in 4o not remotus, the partie vomiteth not, but hath a drye stomacke, and is often like to vomite but vomiteth not.

in 4o and in in with on ascendent the partie is apt to vomite.

in in 4o and applicat being in the party vomiteth.

Where the partie doe scoure looke to the 9. house, where be therein if thy be the partie scoureth.

De Thesauro Abscondito.

Money, Treasure, Jewells, or such like beinge his, is and was hid firste, either by some on lyving or by one death if it be or was hide by the lyving, then it hide either by the querent himselfe, by his wife, child, Kindred, parents, or by a stranger,

<MS Ashmole 363, f. 87v>

If it was hid by somebody, that is dead. Then it was hid also either by his wife or husband dead, or by the father, mother, grandfather, grandmother, sonn, daughter, or by some other of theire Kindered, or by some stranger of the which all you ought to looke to the Ascendente of the question, and to the 2. house, and his Lord from the ascendent of the question as if the sonne com. and demaund, where his {father} hid his money, then the 4. house, is the ascendent of the question, and the 5. house is the house of substance to the 4. because he asketh of his fathers substance

So likewise if a man come and say my wife is dead and she hid mony in her life time I would knowe where she hid it, here the man demandeth of the substance and mony of his wife beinge death Therefore I saye:

The 7. house and his Lord shalbe the ascendent of the question for his wife being dead.

The 8. house of the figure is the house of substance to the 7th for his wifes substance.

If therefore Dominus 7e which is the ascendent of the question for the woman dead, be in 8o question is, which is in the 2. house of the figure, and in signo 3e it showeth she died in her sister house.

Then looke diligently to the Lord of the 8. house, which is the house of substance of the woman, if he be in any of the 4 Anguls vz. in 4o 7o 10o ab ascendente 7e or in 7o hoiest in ascendente questionis or in a aspect of the ascendent or of his Lord, then is the mony hid in the house.

If Dominus substantie vz 8e be in ascendente questionis, or in any of the signes of the Lord ascendentis dic quod res est in palatio ubi moratur.

If he be in the 10. house of the question, or in the 10. house or signe or Dominus ascendentis dic quod est in ea domo ubi solent facere magisteria et factiones.

<MS Ashmole 363, f. 88r>

If he be in the 7. house of the question or in the 7th signe or house, from the Lord ascendentis then it is hid in his wifes chamber or in his wifes place.

If Dominus substantie be in the 4. house, or in the 4. signe or house a Domino ascendentis then it is hid in his fathers chamber or where he laye, or where his grandfather or grandmother laye.

But if thay be not neere the angulls or Lord ascendentis as is aforesayd, then it is in the middest of the house.

Then looke to the application of to Domino ascendentis questionis, which the Lord of the 2. house, aforesayd. where there be any reception betweene them or noe, or any frindship or enemitie, for by the aspect, betweene them and reception, thou shalt knowe where the sayd money may be had or found.

And if the reception be by or then it shalbe easily had.

But if the reception be by or or of ill planet, it may be had with much adoe, and very hardly and greate daunger.

But if there be no reception, but translation of light, aut collectio luminis by good aspect, it may be had.

But if there be no good aspect, translation, reception nor collection, it shal not be had.<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 389 ends here and it provides the best reading. >

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 199>
To knowe when the end of Any thinge shalbe or when any thing shalbe effected or done And howe Longe yt shalbe or youe see your desier/

Thes Questions ar the Conclusions of arte to knowe the end of any thinge when yt shalbe or howe |longe first [MS Ashmole 363]|. and when youe shall see the end of your purpose Demand or desyer. And we put this question in the 4 house. because yt is the end of thinges And in all such questions youe shall locke to the 4 house of the question and to his Lord to the and to the plannetes in the 4 house not Remotus.

Secondly youe shall consider wherfore the question is made. and loke to the 4 house alwaies of the question

Example

A woman with child maketh the queston to knowe when she shalbe delivered. that is to knowe when the child that is in her bodie shall com from her. In this question the ascendant or Angell of the est is for the woman her selfe that makes the question. The 5. house is for the child. and the 8. house of the figure which is the 4th. house from the child showeth the end. and howe long the child shall tarry in her body Then say in the question. ther is 26 of ascendant in the 5 house ther is 11 of and in the 8 house 2o of . and the is | [add. MS Ashmole 389]| 25 21 in . 8o.56 and doth separate from . here we loke again howe long yt wilbe before the com to Again And we find that the coms to Again. 37 howars and 36 minutes from the instant tyme of the question/. and for every howar youe shall recon on dai and a halfe and that is 35 Daies after. for is in her medius motus Decressens and is in her tardus motus. 1604. 11. Julii. at 30 post j./ she cam the 2 of September at 45 post 2 am

yf it be to knowe of on absent when he will com. or for a thef or a Ronawai when he will com loke to the when she applies to the Lord of the 10 house which is the 4th house from the 7th.

yf yt be for the death of thy father. loke to the application of to domino 7e which is the 4th house from thy father

yf for the death of thy mother. loke to the when she applieth to the Lord ascendentis. because the ascendant is the 4 house from the 10th which signifith thy mother/

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 199A>
To knowe when the end shalbe
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Hos cognoscis a e duorum significatorum. querentis et illius pro quo queritur. quia quando Duo significatores conjunguntur in uno signo et in uno gradu. in illa conjunctione erit illa res57

Tamen si questio fuerit exposita et distincta. Ita quod querens Dicat. quod querit pro fratre, vel patre suo. aut pro servo aut uxore suo / Tunc aspice ad dominum que est de Ratione illius questionis et eius Convenientiæ. Et considera dominum illius domus et planetam quem Inveneris in ea. Et accipe etiam vice 7e. et eius Domini. et Indica per eam, sicut per Dominum 7m et eius Dominum Indicasti / et de domino 4e illius questionis aut Rei

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of house or land who shal possese yt

yf on aske wher he shall attaine have or posses a house or land this belongeth to the 4 house

The ascendant and his lord. et planeta a quo separatur pro querenti

The 7. house et dominum 7e. et planeta Cui applicat . is for him that houldeth it of whom youe should have it. |and [MS Ashmole 363]| to the seller/

The 4 house and his Lord and the plannetes in 4o et a to signifie the house or land it selfe: or thinge | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| boughte

The 10 house and his lord is for the Judge or for the chif Lord therof & for the price

The 2 house and his lord and plannetes therin ar witnises for the querent

The 8 house and his lord. and plannetes therin ar witnises for the adversary

The 4 house And his lord is thend for the querent/

Juditium

yf dominus ascendentis or the plannet a quo seperatur be in 4o. he shall obtein it

yf dominus 4e or or any plannet in 4o Do apply to domino ascendentis or to the plannet a quo seperatur or to a plannet in ascendente by cum receptione the querent shall have the Land

But yf the aspect be by or without reception then yt will not be and ther shalbe moch prating & brabling about it and he shall not obtein it

But yf ther be reception though it be by or yet after moch a doe he shall get it or have it

yf it be by or with reception it shalbe easyly obteyned

yf it be by or without reception or translation. yt may be had after A tyme thoughe ther be som controversy

yf doe goe from domino 4e or from a fortunat plannet in 4o to domino ascendentis or to a plannet in ascendente that is fortunat the querente shall have the Lande/<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 389 starts here and MS Ashmole 363 provides the best reading. >

Where the end of any demaund enterprise worke or question or action shalbe good or evill and of every determination.
Domus 4a Dominus 4æ Dominus Domus Planeta in 4a

those doe signifie the end of every Action thing question or determination, where it shalbe good or evill accordinge, as thay are good or bad.

and Dominus ascendentis and the planet in ascendente doe signifie the beginninge of every worke entrprise question, determination or thinge

If the and Lord ascendentis be good, stronge and well placed, and well aspected or affected it signifieth a good begininge of the matter, et econtra.

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If good planet be in ascendente idem.

If the Lord of the house of and Dominus 4e be fortunate and stronge and free from infortuine, and be in ascendente or 4o or doe applie to Domino ascendentis or be in 4o it showeth a good end of the matter to the querente.

But if there be an evill planet, in 4o or if Dominus 4e be evill or be affected by evill planet it signifieth an ill and troublesome end, et e contra.

If Dominus D. and Dominus 4e be in fixed signes in 4o then it wilbe longe, before there be an end of the thinge.

Dominus 4e in a fixed signe as in 11o and Dominus Domus ut in a movable signe as in 10o then the end wilbe shortly, as within 10 dayes.

Domus and Dominus 4e in movable signes, and a novable in 4o the end wilbe shortly.

If in common signes, then in indifferent time.

If on be in a common signe and the other in a fixed signe, then it wilbe prolonge.

If on be a movable signe, and the other in a fixed signe it wilbe prolongeth.

Take heéde when there is an evill planet in 4o as or for it wilbe longe or there be an end, and it showeth an evill and with ill will, loose, sorrowe, and hinderance, and much hatred, or noe end at all or with much perill.

If Dominus 4e be in a fixed signe, and a common signe in 4o and Dominus       in a common signe, then it wilbe longe before there be an end of that thou hast begone or asketh of.

in 4o in showeth an ill end of her disier or question.

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in 4o in and Dominus Domus retrogradus in 8o goeinge into combustion showeth much sorrowe and strife, losse and hinderance.

Dominus 4e in his fall or detriment or combuste, or in terminis malorum and cadent ab Angulo, and doe not behould the ascendent nor his Lord, signifieth an end with much strife and perill, shame and loste, and the querente shall end the matter him selfe.

Domina ascendentis in the firste of in 4o remote in signo 5e applicans Dominus 4e in retrograte combuste in 7o in signo 7e showeth the querent thinkes her selfe suer in her love and wilbe taken and betrayed by her owne kindred for is Dominus 3e and in in 7o in the place of love.

If on demaunde where the end of ons love professed wilbe good or bad.
The ascendent Dominus ascendentis Luna. Planeta in ascendente Planeta cui applicat

pro querentes.

Venus if a woman, if a man.

4a Domus Dominus 4e Planeta in 4a Dominus Domus

showeth the end of love and desier of the querente

Domus 7a Dominus 7e Planeta in 7a Planeta cui applicat if a man if a woman

pro quo queritur.

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Decima Domus. Dominus 10e Planeta in 10a Dominus Domus Dominus 10e

showeth what the end wilbe of the parties love, de quo queritur.

Judgement per Φ.

If Dominus 7e doe receive the Lord ascendentis by in a fixed signe in 10o 4o or 10o then the partie, de quo queritur, shall marrie the querente in the end.

If there be such reception betweéne them, by or in fixed signes and Dominus ascendentis be in 10o and Dominus 7e in 4o then love shall continue longe, and thay shall marry in the end.

But in such reception, the on be in 8o and the other be in 2o they shall love till death, but not marrie together.

If there be such a mutuall reception, betweene the signifiers of both parties, by or thay shall love but there shalbe many bretokes betweene them, and much trouble.

If there be reception, betweene them, and the on in 6o and the other in 12o thay shall love, but thay shall suffer Imprisonment and much trouble and infame.

If Dominus 7e doe recept. Dominus ascendentis and Dominus 7e be in 10o or 4o or in of Dominus 10e or 4o thay shall marrie together in the end.

If Dominus ascendentis doeth receive Dominus 7e by and be in 10o or 4o the querente shall marry the partie in the end.

If there be reception betweene Dominus ascendentis and 7e the one of them in 10o and the other in 4o then the end wilbe matrimoney.

If there be reception betweene Dominus ascendentis and Dominus 7e and Dominus 7e be in 4o or Dominus 4e in 10o then the end wilbe matrimoney.

If there betweene the signifiers, and Dominus ascendentis in 10o or Dominus 10o in 4o the end is matrimoney.

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If Dominus 4o be combuste there shalbe evill to the querente in the end.

If Dominus 10e be combuste then there wilbe evill in the end to the partie de quo queritur.

If Dominus ascendentis be combuste in 10o the querente shall suffer evill in the end of the love of the partie, de quo queritur, shall com in question or before some high power for it.

If Dominus 7e be combuste in 4o the partie, de quo queritur, shall sufer reproach and come before some Justice in question about the love of the querent.

If Dominus 4e be combuste in 7o in the end the querents love shalbe betrayed for she shalbe taken abed with her love.

If in such a case be Dominus 3e and in 7o she shalbe betrayed by her kindered, brother or sister in her loves, house or chamber.

If Dominus 10e be combust in ascendente the partie, de quo queritur, shalbe betrayed or taken abed, with the querente, in her owne house.

If in such a case be Dominus 6e then by her servants.

If be Dominus 12e then by the servants of the partie, de quo queritur.

If be Dominus 11e by his frinds.

If be Dominus 5e then by the nurse or childeren of the querente.

The like is to be considered Dominus Domus and of the planet in 4o and 10o or ascendentis and of the rest of the signifiers, both of the querente and of the partie, de quo queritur

If the planet in 10o house not remouts, or in signo 10e be combuste, then the ends of the parties love, de quo queritur, wilbe troublesome and ill.

If the planet in 4o not remotus, or in signo 4e be combuste the end of the querents love wilbe troublesome and ill and full of care.

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If the Lord of the house of , be combuste, then the end of the querents love wilbe troublesome and eclipsed.

If the Lord of the house wherein Dominus 10e is in combustion, then the end of the parties love, de quo queritur wilbe troublesome and full of care.

If Dominus 10e and Dominus 4e doe give there virtue both to Domino 7e or to Domino ascendentis then thay shalbe married in the end.

But in such a case, if Dominus ascendentis or Dominus 7e doe not receive the vertues of Dominus 10e and 4e but give it backe againe, or to some other planet, then though thy consent, and have a full determination to be married, yet thay shalbe hindered, and lett by some meanes or other.

Of vomitinge Purginge and giving of Medicines.

The time of givinge of medicine is much to be respected accordinge to the operation that a man will have his medicine to make or worke either upwards or downewards, for a vomite that worcke naturally upwards may begine in such a time, that it shall worke altogether downward and not upward at all, and sometimes both upwards and downewards and sometimes shall neither worke upward nor downeward nor make any operation at all but, digeste and goe his waye as meate doth.

The like is to be done with a purge or purgative potion, that he may be given in such a time, that it shall not worke at all or shall altogether worke upward and not downeward etc.

The cheefest time of purginge generally is in the springetime, and in the fall of the leafe, and this is for the health of the body, to a voyde diseases of old or that may insue for lacke of purginge. The sommer and winter are not so good.

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Bullen sayeth we muste purge the upper parte of the body in sommer and the Lower parte in the winter, hoc est, if neede require for the humours doe followe the propertie of the time

In sommer time purge above early in the morning.

In winter purge beneath late at nighte.

In the equinoctiall time prepareth at evening, and purge next morninge by Electuaries.

In extreame hote regions or whether or in extreeme cold wheather or Regions, there may be given to purgation neither in the dayes that be not temperate, when it is to hote with the sonne or could by frost.

For Hipocrates sayeth, exclusis etiam frigidissimus, calidissimusque diebus juxta medicorum, norman, ut autem canis utriusque ex{illeg} ortus, vel per dies aliquot postea, sive etiam circa ipsius matr{illeg}tina ocorbitum, quando moleste sunt purgationes et medicamentorum usus.

In purgationibus etiam dando, semper cavere {debetis} debilitatem complectionis et ratritatem corporis et pauperum virum corpore et consuetudine patientis que quidem leniter soluntur, quibus dandus est minus solutruna in quantitate quidem difficile laxat{illeg} tum majus in quantitate tamen nunquam excedatis quantitatem determinatam in Authoribus

Necessitati præictum regula non obstant, non licet locum nec tempus, ut in febribus, pestilentialibus Autrace, Corbumculus frenesis vel phlebotomiis vel pharmatiis laxativis purgationi {ba}{illeg}untur.

Then when you come to purginge first diet the patiente a daye or 2 before with meates and supings, to provoke urine as the broth of flesh <MS Ashmole 363, f. 93r> or fish boyled oynions with fate     porke, also give the patient 2 ons times poched egges sased with a little wine and pepper or ells hearbes molyficing or susteninge the belly as borrage, buglos, mallowes, mercury, smallage, parsly etc.

Then you must knowe that a preparative ought to be given a daye before you purge to make apt the humours that you would purge, but I did allwayes use to give, a preparative 3 dayes or 2 at the least before I did purge, if the cause of the disease were either of melancoly, salt, flem or burnt collour, but in the farder causes a daye or 2. will serve. And if will purge the extreame partes as the legges or armes, you ought to give 2 preparatives 2 dayes, before every daye, on or 3 dayes, as before is sayd. But beware you neither purge nor vomite, nor give any glister in the daye of the Crisis, vz the 4. 5. 7. 9. 14. 21. 22. or 28. daye, of the sicknes for then the partie wilbe in Jebardie of his life.

But thou canst never knowe the just daye and time of the crisis, but by astrologie only all the rules of gallen and hipocrates will deceive thee therein

Neither give any purge nor vomite, when the goeth to the Lord of the 6. house, for then the partie wilbe very sicke.

Nor when the goeth to the Lord of the 8. house, without reception, for then he will die or be in hazard of his life and the worse a greate while after. Et est notandum, quod in vel et non detis laxativum, yet I myselfe did once in necessitie give a laxativum medicine to purge in the just of and in hora nis and it did well, but was the next planet, the applied unto after she went from the by and she applied to by .

Also you must understand, that every purgation must have 3. qualities he must dissolve, attracte, and expell.

And it is best givinge of pilles late at night after supper 2 or 3 howers and so goe to bed, and sleepe that thay may worke the next daye, and I have given pilles at 2 or 3 or 4 of the clocke in the morninge.

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Electuaries, potions and drinkes, may be given either in the morninge 2 howers before you rise or aboute 8. of the clocke in the morninge And when you will purge Coller by vomite, then you must give the sayd vomite a little before collore hath his dominion, that it may worke in the howers of coller, and so of the rest of the humores and keept the partie from could and from meate and drinke.

The times best to purge in, is when the is in ad {h}ibit{i}{s} planetarum raditionibus vertentem corporis expulsam principalit{illeg} currantibus.

In primis juxta astrologrum ormam permetum in signis maxime adhibitis etc.

Medicines that should purge could humours of the stomacke of the liver should be sharpened with ii of turbits and repressed with on drame of the powder of pepper, or with merabolius Judiis or {eblulie} or with esuleope.

{} in aspect. decurrente cum

comfortatur virtus ex pulsina pro collore evacuenda cum Electuario. ante adimiatur virtus, expulsiva pro flegmate evacuenda cum Elect. diviatur virtus expulsiva pro melancolia evacuenda cum Electuario.

in vel

confortatur virtus expulsiva pro collera {cram}anda cum potione. expulsiva pro melancolia purgando cum potione
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in vel cum

comfortatur solutiva virtus pro collere evacuanda cum pillulis. aut adjumatur expulsiva pro phlegmate evacuanda, cum pillulis. adimatur expulsiva melancolia purgandi cum pillulis

etiam in prædictis signis vz vel ubi alquod saltem ex eis ascendens aspiciat aut etiam in ultima, medietate vel existens, minus tamen expulsivam adjuvat, quando scilicet is isve is

{illeg} radiis illustratur, que si fuerint cursu vacua in signis ipsis mediocriter {illeg}agit fortunis tamen planetis primissis inforti ex coelestibus domicilli collocatis vel eisdem electionis, horæ dominantibus ac signa quibus dignitatem habens perigrantibus.

Cavendum est tamen precipue nec ruminantia signa, quæ sunt decurrit, nec sit ascendens neque applicat aut per corpus aut per aspectum planetæ retrogradæ, quia infirmus facile medicinam evacuet {iant} alias legiones incurrit.

Fuge etiam asp. m ad amb. infortun. maxime etiam aut , inscius nativitate prefuerit vero amborum vel peritus ab horib. simile planetarum Dominum in hories diei in radicibus in fluxerat

           for a purge given the goeinge to the or of will not worke at all, or if it doe worke it will worke but little, and with much paine, and it wilbe very slothsom to the partie, and it will make him abhorre phisicke afterward and dislike of the phisition as I have proved, therefore never give any purge nor other phisicke if the goe to any aspect of especially to the nor let not be in ascendente nor Lord of the ascendent nor Lord of the hower, in which thou givest thy phisicke, except it be to one that is borne under and the like is to be considereth of

Cavendum est etiam cum sit in cum quia juxta sapientum dicta <MS Ashmole 363, f. 94v> naturam hominis fortificando medicinæ operationem et effectum perhibet. Therefore give no purge if be in with for it will digeste and not worke at all, and so sayeth Johannes Bonicontrari{us} Electio medicament per signo coeli, in membris humani corporis et {e}{illeg} commune etiam et generalis ad prædicta.

Sicut se habent planetæ in humoribus nostri corporis evacuandis, quorum fortitudo evitanda est in humore sibi simile ut colera que per inequator. Et in melancolia us que per is influentiam calid{i} et humidi, si evanescit. Et in phlegmate a que per et evacuatur, econtra, designis quibuslibet humani corporis dominantibus contrarium observatur.

Nam si infirmitas in capite fuerit qui respicit apud in primam Do{mum} liber ab infortuniis vel in eodem signo aptetur, quod tamen per ph{illeg}macio vel unctionis modum non chirurgiæ cum ferro vel igne dictum intelligas, similiter Dominus signi ejusdem fortunetur.

Massahala inquit, aspice in quo loco corporis, sit infirmitas, et si fuer{illeg} in capite, gula, humoribus, brachiis aut manibus, vz si sit sub Domin{illeg} <A lacuna in MS Ashmole 389 ends here and it provides the best reading. >

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The 5 house.

The 5 house is the house of sonns and daughters. And in Judgmente for sickemen he houldeth the Lyver vz. 12 grades over and 18 grades after and alsoe he houldeth the mawe, the matrix and terms of women / Accordinge to the Division of the house. And by this house And his Lorde we knowe wher A woman be with child or noe, or of som fals Conception or wher yt be A man child or |a [add. MS Ashmole 363]| woman childe And wher she be with moe children then on. And wher a woman hath had or shal have. good or ill deliverie of childe / or in childbed, And howe the state | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| of the Lyver or matrix or mawe standeth. And also to knowe which of the 4 vertues, is to weake or to stronge And alsoe to knowe wher A woman hath the mother or noe. And alsoe yt conteyneth All thinges that shalbe spoken of in thes chapters of the 5 house folowinge in the state of the matrix & otherwise.

Also yf the father or Mother com for their sonn or daughter beinge sicke as often tymes they doe for yonge Children or otherwise without their consente. Nowe as often as yt soe falleth that the father or mother doe come for their son or daughter yonge or old. without their consente. excepte they bringe the sick with them The 5. house shalbe the ascendant of the question for the sick. And for life. And the 6 house from the 5. shalbe the house of Infirmities. And the 8 house from the 5 house. which is the 12 house of the figure shalbe the house of Death &c of the Reste as in the particuler chapter of the father or mother for the sonn or daughter sicke /

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 214>
The firste Chapter is of the state of the Lyver And of the 4 vertues vz Attractive digestive Retentyve and Expulsive to knowe which of them is weakned or to stronge/

Youe shal doe this to knowe which of the 4 vertues is to weake or to stronge. youe shal knowe that the 4 vertues ar disposed and governed by thes 4 plannetes vz /

Saturne that is cold and Drie hath the vertue Retentive, melancolike. & the milte Jubiter which is hote and moiste hath the vertue digestive. Don in the Lyver or by Reasone of naturalle heate of the Lyver And of the blod In the vaines, to the norishment of the body venus hath the vertue attractive which is Done by temperate And naturalle heate and drith by operation of collor, although be not hote and Dry nor collorick, yet in this Judgmente we Loke to Luna which is cold and moiste houldeth the vertue Expulsive, which is Don by moch moisture But of thes 4 vertues I have writen more at Large in a speciall treatise of the same/

Now to com to our formar purpose to knowe which of thes 4 vertues is to weake or stronge. youe shal Loock which of thes 4 plannetes aforsaide. hath moste dignities in the 5. house. vz in the signe that is Ascendant in the 5 house of the question. And that plannet that hath moste dignities therin of thes 4. that plannet according to his strength and debility at that Tyme in the figure of heaven, shall showe the strength And debylyty of the Lyver. and vertue <MS Ashmole 389, p. 215> that he governeth. And that vertue shall make his operation in the bodie and partes therof. as in the braine the stomake, Lyver And belly &c Eyther upward or down{ard} Accordinge to his strength. And Latitud Ascending or Descendinge. towardes the north or towardes the south for yf that plannete that hath moste Dignities in the 5 house be Ascendent meridionalle or septentrionalle. yt signifith the Lyver maketh his operation upwardes and the partie vomiteth and his meate Digesteth not.

yf he be Septentrionall or meridionalle Descendent Then the Lyver maketh his operation Downardes.<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 389 starts here and MS Ashmole 363 provides the best reading. >

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The 5. house, as is aforesayde hath Dominion over the Liver in a man and showeth the strength and debilitie of the 4 vertues of the body, and to come to the true knowledge thereof doe thus secundum Φ and yet hath the matrix in a woman.

Looke which of the 4 planets, vz of hath most dignities in the signe, that is ascendent in the 5. house of the question and that planet of those 4 accordinge to his strength or debilitie in the figure of heaven shall showe the strength and debilitie of the liver and of that vertue that he ruleth.

If 2 of them have equall dignities in the signe of the 5. house then looke to those 2 vertues, which those 2 planets doe governe and those vertues shalbe accordinge to the strength and debilitie of those 2 planets thus.

hath the vertue retentive, which is could and dry of the nature of the earth, and and the same vertue is nourished keept and preserveth by naturall melancoly if therefore be stronge in the ascendent of the 5. house of the question, then the fault is in the retentive virtue that eyther it is to stronge or to weake, to weake for want of naturall melancoly to maintaine the same to stronge by overmuch unnaturall melancoly aboundinge in the body, looke therefore in the figure of heaven, where be stronge in dignitatibus suis, if he be, then it is naturall melancoly, that is the distemperature of the body, and of the liver, and the vertue retentive is to stronge, if be peregrine and unfortunate in his detriment or fall or combuste or retrograte then is the vertue retentive to weake by to much unnaturall melancoly aboundinge in the milt, liver and body, and there wanteth naturall melancoly to keepe the meate in the body, and then the partie vomiteth up the meate and drinke he taketh, as often as he eateth and <MS Ashmole 363, f. 97v> drinketh, for because there is to much flem and moysture in the stomacke and liver, or in the bowels, or other parties whichever commeth the strength of the vertue retentive for much dryeth, byndeth and cause{th} retention and {e}pilation and much moysture looseth and expelleth and causeth much vomitinge or a laske a flix or other flux of humours accordinge to the place where the humour and moysture resteth, if it be in the stomake, then it causeth the partie to vomite much, if it be in the belly it causeth a scouringe, if in the raines it causeth a blodi flux, or the runing of the raines, if in the matrix, a flux of the whits or flowers

If be in any signe of the earth, as in direct. and have some dignitie and be stronge and fortunate and have most dignities in the signe of the 5. house of the question, then naturall melancoly abounde in the stomake, milte and body and the retentive vertue is to stronge And then a man cannot vomite because his stomacke is drye retentive example.

But if be in peregrine, thoughe he be in 7e orientall, seperate {and} ascendente, it is a signe that the retentive vertue is to weake in the stomake and Liver, and there is much could water and flem, vz. unnaturall melancoly of unfortunate in the stomake, and then t{he} partie doth bleed much or vomite much, as experience showeth.

Therefore if be in any signe of the earth, where he hath no dignit{ie} or is peregrine, unfortunate, weake, accidentall or retrograte then doth unnaturall melancoly abound in the liver and stomacke, a{nd} a man is forced often to vomite and maney times cannot vomite, and this unnaturall and melancoly stoppeth the liver and raines of the body, causing indigestinge heavines, Testiousness, unlustinesse, the blacke jaundis the spline and wind in the body, and in such a case a man hath a desi{er} to eate meate and when he hath eate it he cannot digeste it for wa{nt} of naturall heate and moysture which is extinguished by much unnaturall melancoly, which maketh his stomake could and drye, <MS Ashmole 363, f. 98r> Indigestive, if the sayd melancoly descend into the bowells then it maketh the partie costive and he cannot goe to stoole, but is troubled with wind and griping in the belly, licke the collicke if it fall into the blader, it breedes the stone in the blader, if it fall into the muscells of the blader, it makes he cannot pisse, and so breedes the strangurie, if it fall into the milt it causeth paine in the left side the spline and swellinge of the milte and gathered much winde and the sticke.

And if it fall into the muscells and vaines in the extreame parties of the body, it causeth a consumption of the body or some member particulare or a death palsey.

If it fall into the matrix of a woman, it causeth the mother and distruction of the foetus, and makes a woman light headeth, weake in the raines, paine and risinge, like winde in the sides and stomake and the matrix doth rise to the stomacke often ready to stope their wind or to make them like to sound, or to sound altogether.

If this unnaturall melancoly, doe descend into the brayne then the partie is weake and heavie in the head, very melancolly and sleepes not: but is much troubled with musinge, and is like on that is halfe idell headeth he seaeth many visions and strange shapes and sights and many times talketh idle. And is prone to hurte him selfe or some other and supposeth he is bewitched, and sometimes he thinkes the devill comes to him and tempteth him to doe evill and so groweth into dispaire and waxed made and ruineth for by his humour the devill hath power to enter into a man, and not else and so brings him to dispaire, and often times to destruction.

If the sayde unnaturall melancoly enter in to the hearte the partie desireth to be solitary, and not to see any body or to heare any talke or noise, and cannot abyd the light, but desireth to be in the darke, and will many times <MS Ashmole 363, f. 98v> rave and carse, and is apt to doe mischeefe to hange and drowne himselfe, or to cutt his owne throate, of this disease did I once helpe Dono Messiæ, an Italian Lady.

If be in where he hath no dignitie, the liver and bod{y} is oppressed with unnaturall melancoly, mixed with the bloud, but the bloud hath most dominion, yet it is thickened by unnaturally melancoly and causeth opilations and stopings in the liver and in the milte, and pluras{y} in the left side and if it fall to the left side of the body, then it causeth impostumation in the side or liver of bloud and melancoly, or if it fall into any            member, ells it causeth the licke.

If be in and have aney dignitie and be fortunate and stronge where he is then naturally melancolly doeth abounde and is mixed with the bloud in the liver, vaines and milte, and then a man hath greate desier to eat and eateth like a horse and often surfieteth, and seeth many true dreames for bloud hath the Dominion.

If be in where he hath no dignitie then there is much unnaturall melancoly mixed with naturall flem, and then is the retentive vertue weakned in the body and liver or milte. And the partie hath could liver, and a could stomake Indigestive, and he cannot digest his mea{te} neither hath he any apetite to meate, But vomiteth much, and tha{t} a stinkinge, putrified humour of the which cometh the blacke plague because much could flem and melancoly water, hath overcome and infected the blou{d} as it was in Anno 1592 and 1593 when was in in the citie of London.

If be in in such a degrée where he hath any dignitie then the naturall melancoly in the spline is overcome by much flem and stinkinge corrupte, and in the fective water and whereof comes the plague much vomitinge, sleepinge and drowsines. ut supra.

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If be in in such a degreé, where he hath any dignite then it showeth, that collere hath overcome the naturall melancolly in the liver and body, and the vertue retentive is made to stronge in the stomake, liver and milte, or in some other place of the body that the meate digested cannot descend nor goe out of the body because of costivenes by reason of much dryeth, which bindeth the body for warte of moysture.

If be in where he hath no dignitie, then much coller with unnaturall melancolly aboundeth in the liver and body, causinge overmuch heate, and digestions in the stomake, and hardnes of the stomake with desiringe of eatinge and surfeit and much greéne coller which is a humour mixed of melancoly and coller, and this doth cause the plague and burninge fevers, and a mightie drieth, that the sicke is not able to speake for the dryeth doth consume the radicall humidity of the body, and the greate heate for it is consumption like fire.

The 4 Vertues Example.

Dominus ascendentis in 5o in 21 and ascendent in the 5t house, and the whole signe of hath moste dignities and is in and because is stronge in her owne house it signifieth vz. in which is could and dry that the vertue attrive is weake in respect of so much melancoly, which is could and in respect of moysture temperate, because is moyste and doth moysten the dryeth of Nowe because is in the 5. house in a signe hot and moyste. And doth all wayes carry a superfluous flegmaticke humor naturall with him, it signifieth that the heate of is tempered by the coldnes of but the moysture doth abound because of the moysture of and also of the superfluous moysture of and therefore wee say in respecte <MS Ashmole 363, f. 99v> also that the in hath also many dignities in that she beinge in doth also augmente the moysture in the stomake, and then the partie doth vomite much, and that the expulsive vertue is stronge in the liver, and in the stomake and the retentive vertue is to weake in the stomake, and to stronge in the bowells, which causeth much costivenes and the partie cannot goe to stoole

If have most dignities in the 5. house, and be in in Angulo, not remotus, althoughe he be occidentall, retrograte in his detriment it showeth that the retentive vertue is to stronge in the bowells and he cannot goe to stoole and to stronge in the matrix of a woman that it stops her stermes, but it is to weake in the stomake and the is to much moysture in the stomake and the partie vomiteth for the expulsive vertue is to stronge in the stomake especially if be septentrionall ascendent

If be in retrograte orientall, {illeg}<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 389 ends here and it provides the best reading. >

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of Jupiter & the digestive vertue

Jupiter governeth the vertue digestive which is don by heate & moisture naturalle. Especially when is in the signs hote and moiste as in which Doe Engender good and naturalle blod in the Lyver, and makes yt to abound. And then is the body humaine full of good blod and the digestion is good swifte and quicke. And the parties ar subjecte to pleurasies, to peripnemonia & to moch bledinge at the nose, to fluxes of blod. Impostumation of good blod & inflamations & to mani Diseases of blod/. yf the blod Ascend to the harte, yt stoppeth the harte and chocketh the vitalle sprites and causeth Sincopen & faintnes and soundinge

yf |it [MS Ashmole 363]| fall into the Lunges yt stoppeth the Lunges and causeth heate of the Lunges and the coghe and straightnes of the br{eas}tes. and somtims peripnemonia/

yf yt falle to the Lefte syde to the milte yt causeth a pleurasie and chocketh the milte

yf yt reste in the Lyver. then yt causeth eyther moch Vomiting up of blod. moch bleading at the nose or som Impostumation/ in the Righte syd of the body

yf it ascend to the braine yt causeth headach in the fore parte of the head. and somtyme the face to be blodeshotten and all red. and somtyme frendsy or Lunacie yf it fall into the braine/.

yf it falle into the Matrix or Reins of a woman yt causeth a flux of her menstrualle course vz in the matrix but yf it fall into the Reins of |a [add. MS Ashmole 363]| man or woman yt causeth a bloddy flix

yf {it} pass out into the extream partes of the body It causeth som inflamation. the Rose. som swelling or Impostumation botches &c/.

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Of the matrix which perteineth to the Anotamy 5 house & the Judgmente therof.

The matrix of a woman is the place of generation of man and beste. And it is lyke the member of generation in a man Turned Inwardes. the neck of the matrix is like the yeard of a man torned Inwardes. the matrix is like an ox bladder the bottom therof is upwardes towardes the stomake and hath too hornes & to every of them is on of the womans stones tyed And in the concavity of the matrix ther is an outward Roundnes in the middest of the which ther is a path way. and so forth as in the true Anotomy therof Discribed in the 6 bock. & 9. chapter of valescus De tarranta. Doth more plainly Appeare. And totching The Dizeases of the matrix. ther ar many. as Retention of the flowares58

a flux of the flowares Suffocation of the matrix. windines of the matrix The mother a moulle of the matrix a false conception Putrifaction of the matrix a True Conception precipitation of the matrix Retortnes or turninge asyd of the matrix. barraynes of the matrix Rottennes of the matrix Rupture of the matrix

Of all thes yt shalbe spoken |of [add. MS Ashmole 363]| afterward in their places. but first of the Distemperature of the matrix

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Of the distemprature

yf be in 5o unfortunate. perigrine or Retrograde combust or in his fale or Detriment. yt signifith som Rupture in the matrix or Retching of the Lygamentes59

yf be in 5o. in he signifith moch water in the matrix: & the whites & moch coldnes of the matrix and stinking water & flem

yf be in 5o in . yt signifith som flux of the Course or congelation of blod in the matrix suffocation & the mother

yf be in 5o. in . yt signifith Retention of the flowares. and stoping of the matrix through moch cold & cold humors melancolik & water

yf be in 5o in . yt signifith abundans of the whites and a flux therof.

yf be in 5o in it signifith a distemperature in the matrix of her flowares & that she hath them not Corrantly and drines and heat of the matrix

yf doe seperate a domino 5e. she hath had som child or shifte of Late/

yf doe seperate from and apply to . she hath the precipit{ation} of the matrix.

yf do seperate a in . and apply to in . idem

yf doe seperate a in 5o. and apply to in 7o in in 5o being Dominus 6e. causeth the precipitation of the matrix

of som Rupture

yf doe seperate a in and apply to in idem. a precipi{tation} of moch wind & cold Relaxation

yf doe seperate a in and apply to in . and in 5o in yt causeth the mother or suffocation of the matrix and sore fites. of moch corruption & wind

yf in o 8o. goe from in o 7o. to in in 5o. yt causeth vexation of the mind & a melancoly passion & dispudyre of ill humors of blod & melancoly water in the matrix

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yf goe from in to in it causeth preceipitation of the matrix & revultion of the menstruall course and the strangury of mani putrified humors in the matrix

yf be in 2o seperans a in 6o applicans in 5o. dominus 6e in 7o yt causeth the mother and suffocation of the matrix & of moch blod & salt water and the Rising of the Lunges and the partie soundeth or is like to sound/

yf be in 5o in retrograde perigrin at a to in . yt signifith moch wind in the matrix and melancoly and pain in the left syde/60

yf be in in 5o seperans a in 7o applicans in retrogradus in ascendente. yt signifith som congeled blod in the matrix and abundance of hote blod in the matrix

yf in retrograde in his term. be in 5o remotus yt causeth congeled blod in the matrix and stopping of the course and moch blod suffocation of the matrix with blod/

yf & be both in in 5o. yt stoppeth the cours & causeth many dry & burnt humors in the matrix which cause Ronninge sores on the body of salt humors & moch Red collor. & heate

yf & be in both. in 5o retrograde perigrin yt causeth moch putrifaction and stinckinge flem in the matrix that will caus pain in her Right syde or som kernells or botches in the groine. and the matrix is cold/ and the plague

yf be in 5o in retrograde and the dizease is caused of in . & seperate from . yt causeth the precipitation and bearing Downe of the matrix of many putrified humors & wind

yf Doe seperat a domino 5e or from som plannet in 5o then woman hath not byne well sinc her laste child

yf be dominus 6e in 4 retrograde and in seperans a et applicans in 11o. in retrograddus yt is the mother that trobles her by reason of moch congealed blod in the matrix. for it signifithe a distemprature and Rising of the matrix61

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yf be domina 5e in 6o in seperans a in 6o applicat in the Dizease is in the matrix and yt is of moch congelation of humors and wind in the matrix ing hard lyk a Lumpe on the share bone towardes the lefte syd or lefte groine and soe stretching yt selfe upward towardes the Navelle. and yt letes hir to pisse for the stretchinge therof & fulnes presseth together the mouth of the bladder yet it is not sore but resteth in the bottom of the belly and presseth allsoe the Longaon & is somwhat painfull backwardes towardes the Ridg bones end/62

Luna in in 5o signifith coruption of blod and water in the matrix

yf in retrograde in ascendente be Dominus 6e. and in in 5o seperans a in . in 7o applicat . then the Dizease is in the matrix of moch congeled blod & humors & winde. and yt beareth to the bottom of the belly to the sharbone toward the lefte groine very hard & soe stretcheth up towardes the navelle and when the coms into and applies to yt will Rise to her stomake and troble her sore/.

Whensoever Luna is domina ascendentis or domina 5e 12 or 6e 10e or in Ascendente. in 4. or in 5 or 6o in & the goe from or the woman is trobled with the mother

Luna in in 5o abscluded not Remota seperat from in 12o. applicans dominus 5e being in with the woman est gravida. & hath the mother and suffocation of the matrix. by Reason of moch melancoly mixed with the blod63

yf be dominus 5e in retrograde in 4o and in 5o yt causeth the whites and a cold matrix full of lubricity64

Luna in in 4o seperans a in 12o applicat in 10o being dominus 5e. causeth a flux of her course 65

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Saturne and in . and in 5o causeth the mother of moch putrifaction in the matrix & wind/

in 5o in 4o in retrograde & in 5o and cum in & goe from . the woman hath not bin well since her last child. she hath moch Lubriciti in her matrix & hath also a bearinge Downe or precipitation of her matrix.66

in 5o. in . and in causeth the whites of moch cold in the matrix. and the mother and the Revoltion of the course to the stomake in an old woman/

in 5o. in in retrogradus 4o in seperat a in | [add. MS Ashmole 389]| applicat domino 5e. the maid or yong woman hath the gren sicknes & the mother and moche pain in her stomake & shoulders and she swells in all her bodie & hath not her course but yt Revoltes to her stomak & head. for her blod is overcom by moch melancoly water.67

in 5o in 6o cum and in 5o. som fals conception perished in her matrix and the mother that Riseth to her stomake & she vomites of congelation of blod.<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 363 starts here and MS Ashmole 389 provides the best reading. >

{} in in 4o in 5 4o in 5o and goe from {} in 3o to in . causeth the mother to Rise of grife & discontente. pain stomak & head and the pilles and the hemorodes<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 363 ends here and MS Ashmole 389 provides the best reading. >

in 5o and in 8o causeth the mother and suffocation of the matrix by moch blod

in 5o and goe from in to in causeth a flux of the redes

dominus 5e or in 5o or applicans causeth the suffocation of the matrix and the mother

yf {} be in 5o and seperate a per in applicans in 8o. causeth the whites. grife pain stomake & back & will have a flux of the redes and the mother/68

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in 5o causeth | [add. MS Ashmole 389]| som Rupture of the Cotilidons of the matrix or some ulcer in the matrix.

in 5o causeth a surfet of the matrix

in 5o. or yf the goe from causeth the precipitation of the matrix & bearinge downe

in 5o in causeth the whites in

in 5o in causeth retention of the flowers and somtyms the whites

in 5o in causeth a flux of the redes

in causeth moch heat and drith of the matrix. & Retention of the flowars.

The in 5o or dominus 5e causeth the mother

yf be dominus 5eor in 5o or in Ascendente or in 4o applicans or goe from or . or be in with domino ascendentis or the woman is trobled with the mother or som flux of her course. yf she be in or or under the Earth. yf she be in her course is stopt And she hath the Suffocation of the matrix

yf be either dominus hore dominus ascendentis or planeta a quo sepertur or in 6o. 5o or in ascendente the woman is trobled with the mother/ or the gonorea or waste of nature

Luna domina Ascendentis in 6o the partie is an enemi to her self especially yf the seperate from in {} 9o69

domina ascendentis applicat being dominus 5e in 6o or in with and then applieth to the woman hath the precipitation of the matrix and the lyers therof be burst/

dominus 5e in 11 in causeth the mother to rise up to the stomak & moch vomitinge

dominus 5e in 6o in and in in 5o in 8o in seperat a applicans in 8o she hath not her course

in 5o in causeth a drines of the matrix| [add. MS Ashmole 389]|.

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in 5o in in 9o and go from in . she hath not her course. but a drines of the matrix

in 5o. in and ascendant in 5o causeth crokednes of the matrix and yt lieth to on syde/

dominus 5e in retrograde orientall in 6 and in 9o and goe from in causeth stopping of the flowers & revultion of the course

domina 5e et 6e in in 6o and seperat from in and apply to in . causeth a flux of the course thorowe moch heat and coller

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To knowe wher the femalle hath her naturalle course or menstrues or noe. or wher they |may [add. MS Ashmole 363]| be stopte

Many tymes females com of alsortes to knowe their Dyseases. both yonge middle aged, And old women. & maides wives & widdowes &c. And the first and chifest thinge. A man should Loke into in such is firste to knowe howe they have their menstrualle course/ And |because [MS Ashmole 363]| many tymes. som of them will Dessemble. and Again at other tyms the parties them selves be not presente neither can the messanger tell. I thoughte yt alsoe good And necessary to write som what also her of. And this belongeth alsoe to the 5. house and in som Respectes to the 4 house/.

yf be in 4o and in in 10o then she hath not her course but the terms be congeled in the stomak and the menstrualle cours goeth upward and she is lik to vomite and sounde withall. especially yf goe towardes the north and apply to . meridionall or seperate Ascendant70

And especially in this case youe shall loke to the 5. house and to the Lord of the 5 house and to the and plannet she applyeth unto.71

yf this or the moste parte of them be Septentrionall or meridionall Ascendente then ar the terms stopte and the course of the body goeth upward/72

73yf they be Septentrionall Descendent or Meridionall descendent then is the course of the body Downard. and they have som flux of their course. or their course very often or |ells [MS Ashmole 363]| they ar trobled with the whites moch |except [MS Ashmole 363]| she be above 50 yers

yf Dominus 5e and be both septentrionall descendent. and applying to a planet meridionall Descendent the woman being above 50 her course is stopte and turned up to her stomake & ther trobles her moch. for soe longe as the and dominus 5e be in the north sid of the Line yt is a signe the course is up in the stomake. but because they ar descendent and going to the south yt showeth also that her course begins to descend in her body down from her stomak to her belly & thighes / by Lyttle & lyttle

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Wher A Woman may Conceyve And beare a child or noe / or wher she shall have Any children/74

yf ther be good plannetes in the firste or 5. house or in bothe she may well conceyve. and beare children/

yf ther be Any good plannet or plannetes in with the Lord of the 6. house she may conceyve75

yf ther be eville plannetes in the firste or 5. house. and in of Dominus 6e alsoe. |then [MS Ashmole 363]| she may not conceyve nor bere Any children / excepte be Ascendant or . & in Ascendente

yf ther be in the firste or 5. house or in of the Lord of the 6 house som good plannetes and som | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| ill. she may have children but they may not Lyve Longe

yf be in the Ascendant or in the 5. house she maye have children/76

yf dominus ascendentis & doe apply to domino 5e by or | or [MS Ashmole 363]| aspecte. and Dominus 5e be free from infortune, and not combuste. she may have & shall have Children and spedily

yf dominus 5e be in ascendente she shall have children

yf Dominus Ascendentis or be in 5o in a good signe. she shall have children/

yf neither the Lord ascendentis nor the Doe apply to the Lord of the 5. house. nor be in the 5 house or as is aforsaid then she shall have noe child/.

yf Dominus ascendentis be in Ascendente she shall have a child the firste yere/

If be Dominus 5e in ascendente in and dominus ascendentis in in 10o and apply to by any aspect. she shall conceyve & have children but yt seames they will perish or hardly comm to good77

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yf thou wilt knowe in what yeares she may have a child/

Then Loke wher youe find the Lord of the firste house. yf he be in the | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| firste house. then she may have a child the first yeare. and yf he be in the 2. house then in the 2d yeare yf in the third house |in [add. MS Ashmole 363]| the 3. yere and soe forth unto 12 years in the 12. houses.

yf or be Ascended And the Lord of the 5. house in Ascendente then she shall conceyve the first yeare

yf be in 5o and dominus 5e in in 4o Retrograde and dominus ascendentis be or in or in in Ascendente in 5o 4o 7o 10o or 9o she may conceyve in tyme but yt showes her matrix is moch distempered, and is somtims to dry and somtims to moiste and in 5o or in signo 5e or yf he be Dominus 5e he kills the fætus and makes yt pine and consume being in or .

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Wher A woman be with Child or noe/. capitulum.

yf the Lord of the firste house and Lord of the 5. house be in the firste house. she is with child78

yf the Lord of the firste house be in the 7. or 5. house and the with them or in aspecte of them, or eyther of them she is pregnante or with child.

yf dominus ascendentis and be in 5o not Remotus. and Dominus 5e in Ascendente. fortunate and Directe. or yf be in the ascendant or in the 5. house fortunate or in Any Angelle fortunate of himselfe or by the of she is with child

79Dominus ascendentis in 5o est gravida. yf he be puer & free from infortune

Dominus 5e in Ascendente est gravida/. yf he be puer & free from infortune/

80yf the woman be named in the question saith haly. then see yf ther be any of the 7. plannetes in the 7. house in signo 7e. she is with child. yf noe plannet be ther she is not with child–

yf in such a case be in 7o. It signifith she is with child of Late

yf be in 7o. yt is with a man child

yf the Lord of the first house be |in [MS Ashmole 363]| 7o in signo 7e or in 6o in signo 7e and a plannet in the same signe with him within the degres of their orbs. and the or som plannet ells in signo Ascendente. and Dominus 5e. within 27 Degres of the gradus ascendentis wher he be in the sign ascendant |or [MS Ashmole 363]| in the next signe. though both Dominus ascendentis & dominus 5e. be both in their Detriment or falle. or Retrograd & perigrin. yet the woman is with child without Doubte/ in questione pro Susan Baker who was delivered the 17 |of [add. MS Ashmole 363]| march Tuesday pm/ of a boy.81

yf dominus ascendentis doe apply to any plannet in 5o who soever yt be wher he be in his dignity or perigrin retrograd or direct yf any other plannet or or be in the sam signe with him she is with child.82

yf be domina ascendentis & in 8o and doe apply to domino 6e. being in 5o retrograd perigrin & with & dominus 8e & Lord of the house of be in 5o also Remotus or not Remotus she is with child and yt wilbe borne before her tyme. and the mother will die of som sicknes. 1603 20 may Friday am at 15 post 6. she was with child of a maid that cam 6 wickes before the tyme & the mother died of the plague/

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 274>

Thes showe a true conceptionDominus ascendentis Dominus 5e Dominus hore Luna planeta cui applicat planeta in 5o Direct. free from combustion & from ill, and from a plannet that is retrograd combuste or in Detriment or fall. & them selves in som of their Dignities & not in their Detriment nor fall and som plannet in eodem signo with them/ &c Luna in her dignity nor combuste nor in her falle nor in or aspecte of a Retrograd combuste perigrin or plannet in his Detriment or fall/

yf the moste of thes Signifiers. be fre from ill. & be Direct not combuste nor in their Detriment nor fall nor perigrin nor in with any plannet that is Retrograd combuste perigrin nor in his Detriment nor falle nor noe Retrograd combuste perigrin or plannet in his Detriment or fall in 5o/ then they signifie a true conception/. et econtra/

And as mani of the signifiers Abovesaid as be eyther Retrograd combuste perigrine or in their Detriment or falle. doe signifie a falls conception.

Judgements

It is with me on My Experience A Generalle and infallible rule that yf. Dominus ascendentis & dominus 5e be both in Any of their Dignities or on of them And yf on be Retrograte in his owne house. yf they too be in 83 in Any place of the heavens. or doe aspect by on the other ex angulis. Or yf Any other plannet or plannetes be in the sam signe with Eyther of them or both. or in the nexte sign to |them [MS Ashmole 363]| within halfe the degrees of each their orbes. 84Or yf one be soe and the other of them in aspecte or applying to the Aspecte of Any other plannet or not separate from the full aspecte above halfe the degres of each their Orbs in what place of the heavens soever they be. though yt be Dominus ascendentis, that Doth separate a domino 5e. vel econtra by or aspecte. yf withall doe apply to any plannet in Angulo or to any plannet that is in 11o in any of his dignities. or to the Lord of the house of dominus 5e or of Dominus Ascendentis. or to both thoughe on plannet be Lord of both whosoever yt be or | [add. MS Ashmole 389]| to domino 5e or with both. and doe apply to Any plannet in the same signe in what house soever they be or yf be in 5o. and Do apply to Any plannet in his dignitie that is in with the Lord of the house of Dominus Ascendentis or dominus 5e or to domino Ascendentis or domino 5e. Or yf be in in with the Lord of the house of Dominus ascendentis or of Dominus 5e or both Or yf apply to in 7o in or to in signo Ascendente wher she be in Ascendente 12o 11o/ or in 10o 5o or in Angulo. or yf with all dominus 5e be in 7o or in Ascendente. and dominus 7e in Ascendente whosoever be dominus 5eor dominus 7e not being Retrograte nor perigrin nor in his fall or detriment she is with child, without Doute but yf Dominus 5e be retrograte combuste or in his fall or detriment though she be with child yt will prove ill. and turne to a falls conception or comm from her<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 389 starts here and MS Ashmole 363 provides the best reading. >

The orbs of the planets are a centre applieing every waye – 15. gr. – 12. gradus 30. minutes – 9. gradus – – 9. gradus – – 8. gradus – – 7. gradus – – 7. gradus – the quarters. – 7. s – 6. 15. – 4 s – 4. s – 4. s – 3. s. – 3. s

It is generall that is Dominus ascendentis be in signo ascendente whether he be in the first 2. 12. or 11. house, or in any Angle, abscluded or not abscluded and Dominus 5e be also in Angulo in any of his degrées, not combuste retrograte in or aspecte, with Domino ascend. or in eodem signo, cum Dominus ascendentis or with any other planet, or if Dominus 5e be in any other signe whatsoever in with Domino ascendentis or with other planet in the sam signe, that Dominus 5e is within the halfe degree of each there orbs, And also applieth to any planet in angulo or to any planet in cadent or succedent house, that is in or aspect, with some ther{illeg} planet by what aspect soever it be or with or within the degree of each there orbs. Then she is with child.

It is generall, that, if Dominus ascendentis be Dominus 5e and be also the planet to whom the doth applie if he be in signo ascendente whether he be in the i. 2. 12. or 11. house as somtimes it chaunseth, and no other planet in the same signe that Dominus ascendentis and Dominus 5e is, then, if there be any other planet in ascendente though thay be not in signo ascendente but in some other signe neere unto the ascendent and also if in the 5. house, be some other planet or no planet, then on or if or in be in 5o not retrograte nor combuste nor peregrine nor in his detriment nor fall, then she is with child of a true conception and may goe forth her time.

It is generall, that, if Dominus ascendentis and Dominus 5e be in or be both on planet or <MS Ashmole 363, f. 106r> in with any other planet, in any place of the heavens where soever or if any other planet or planets, be in the same signe within halfe the degree of each of their orbs, or if on be so and the other in aspect of any other planet applie within halfe their orbs, and withall applie to any planet in an Angle withall, or of the Lord of the house of Dominus 5e or of Dominus ascendentis or if she applie to in 7o in or to in signo ascendente or in any angle or in 5o or 11o or if on of them be with or in 7o she is with child undoubtely.

If Dominus ascendentis be in 11o or 5o or if he be in 12o in signo ascendente or in angulo or in some other house in the last or first degree of a signe, and no other planet in the same signe, but Dominus 5e in the next signe with some other planet, and Dominus ascendentis goeinge to the of Dominus 5e or Dominus 5e goeing to the of Dominus ascendentis and thay are so sere the on to the other that their beames doe touch, and or som other planet in 5o or in signo 5e or Dominus horæ and if doe applie to Domino 7e in 8o or ells where. In such a case the partie is with child without doubte, but it seemeth she sheaketh to destroye it, but if Dominus ascendentis and Dominus 7e be in fixed signes, and a fixed signe in 5o or in a fixed signe in 5o she shall not nor cannot destroye it, doe what she can.

It is generall that if be Domina ascendentis though she be in in 6o in signo 7e or at a or to the 5. house seperans, if Dominus 5e be in his owne house, and some other planet or planets, with him in eodem signo in Angulo or in 11o or 5o or in 2o and withall doe applie to Domino 5e by any aspect whatsoever though there be no planet in the same signe, that is neere in the next signe within the degree of their orbs whosoever is Dominus horæ, she is with child.

If be Domina ascendentis where soever she be peregrine or in her detriment or fall applieing to a planet in Angulo, where he have any digniteè or no so that Dominus 5e have some dignitie, and som other planet with him, in eodem signo, or with there halfe orbs, est gravida.

<MS Ashmole 363, f. 106v>

If be Domina ascendentis in what place or state soever she be, if she behould the 5. house by any aspecte whatsoever, seperans or applicans

If Dominus 5e be in some of his dignities, and some other planet with him, and applie to a planet in Angulo, though that planet be peregrine in his detriment or fall alon or with some other planet, the woman is with child, but it will hardl{y} prosper or she shall hardly goe forth her time.

If Dominus ascendentis be in ascendente not remotus in his detriment or fall, and have a{illeg} degree or some planet with him within halfe each their orbs, though in another signe and Dominus 5ein his fall or detriment retrograte in 8. and peregrine at a to the 5. house and applie to some planet, or some planet to him and som planet receives Dominus ascendentis though thay be seperatinge from the aspects she is with child.

If be Dominus ascendentis {illeg} 5e in peregrine in 10. or {faller} into the 9 house and or some planet neere him within halfe there orbs, either in eodem signo or in the next signe and withall be in ascendente in signo ascendente not remota at aspect full or neere a planet or seperans to a planet in 2{o} or in Angulo, though no planet be in 5o. nor in eodem signo cum nor i{n} the next signe, within halfe each their orbe, she is with child, but it wi{ll} hardly stand on her or come to good but will turne to som fals conception{.}

If be Dominus ascendentis and in ascendente and no planet in her in eodem signo {10} applie to Domino 5e in 7o or in Angulo, though noe planet be in eodem signo cum Domino 5e nor in the next signe, within halfe each there orbs, yet she is with child, an borag.

And it is severall, that if Dominus ascendentis be Dominus 5e whosoever be Dominus ascendentis if there be any planet or planets in the same signe that Dominus ascendentis is or in alio signo with a halfe each their orbs, applicans or seperans not above 14. gradus or if Dominus ascendentis doe applie to him or them, if be Domina horæ, and in 5o and in 5o also, and the applie to any planet in ascendente or in any Angul that is alone or with other planets, or if doe applie <MS Ashmole 363, f. 107r> to any planet in a succedent house, or cadent house, or som other planet in the same signe, with the planet, to whom the doth applie or if Dominus horæ be in 5o and to applie to any planet in angulo, or any planet to him, or if Dominus ascendentis be in a full aspect or neere the aspect of Dominus 5e or of the planet to whome the doth applie and som reception betweene them, then the woman is with child.

If Dominus 5e be Dominus horæ, and Dominus ascendentis in angulo in a fixed heavie signe free from combustion and directe, and Dominus 5e also in a fixed heavie signe in angulo, and applie to any planet whatsoever in a fixed signe though it be to retrograte in 5o in signo 5e Dominus horæ in angulo, she is with child without doubte, and will goe forth her time.

Dominus 5e in 6o seperans a Domino ascendentis in his owne house, as from in 9o and applieing to a planet in 10o as to and in ascendente abscluded at a to the ascendent of the 5. house beinge Dominus 8e the woman is with child, but by sicknes, or by some evill usage or medicine it wilbe destroyed and com from her.

If Dominus ascendentis be Dominus horæ and peregrine, though he be in Angulo, if Dominus 6e be also peregrine in 8o in his detriment, and in the last degreé of a signe and doe applie to Domino ascendentis she is not with child, though be in Angulo in and doe applie to in retrograte 9o combuste.

If be in ascendente in signo ascendente or neere the ascendent abscluded within 27 grades or fallen into the 12. house beinge in signo ascendente not above 15. gradus if she applie to Domino 5e or to any planet in 5o if be not combuste the partie is with child.

And it is generall, that, if be Dominus 7e and Dominus horæ, or if be in 6o being Dominus horæ, or if and in 5o or in 4o in signo 5e or in 7o and the withall applie to or if be Dominus 5e and Dominus 6e and 7e and in ascendente and applie to by being Dominus horæ, she is with child, and most comonly it is a bastard for it is a great and evident signe, when applie to Domino horæ.

If be Dominus ascendentis in ascendente though he be remotus, and at a to <MS Ashmole 363, f. 107v> being Domina horæ, and be Domina 5e and applie to and and no planet in the same signe, neither with the nor and goeing out of th{e} combuste and seperate from in retrograte the woman is with ch{ild} with 2. children.

If on planet be Dominus ascendentis and Dominus 5e in 10o and received of the Lord of t{he} house that he is in, and doe also receive the Lord of the house he is in, though doe applie to in or to any planet in 12o she is with child without doubte.

If be ascendent et 5e in 10o and any planet in with or in the same signe within the degreés of halfe each their orbs, or in the next signe applieing to if have any too dignities and many aspects, betweene the ascendent and , and if withall doe applie to or to the planet, of {illeg} to the planet that is with the partie is with child, without doub{te} especially if there be any reception betweene and the planet, with him Dominus horæ.

If Dominus ascendentis have any degree and in Angulo, or if he be in his house or exaltation, though in a cadent house, or succedent house, or in his triplicitie and terme, in a succedent house, or in Angulo, or some planet in the same signe with him or within        each their orbs applicans or a quarter seperans, and some planet also in or aspect. of Dominus 5e or in the same sig{ne} or next signe, within halfe the deg. of each their orbs, though Dominus 5e and the planet within be both peregrine if Dominus ascendentis be Dominus horæ whosoever be in 5o she is with child, without doubte, and will goe for her time.

And it is generall, as you find Dominus ascendentis and Dominus 5e in 10o either in on{e} signe or divers signes, or in 11o if both or one have any dignitie, and so{me} other planet with them, within halfe the deg. of each their orbs, and applieing to a planet in Angulo, or in 11o or 5o whosoever is in 5o est gravida sine dubio.

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If Dominus ascendentis be in any of his dignities in 5o and som other in the same signe within and Domina 5e in 4o in , and the beames of and Dominus ascendentis doe touch and applie to any planet in Angulo, she is with child undoubtely.

If Dominus ascendentis be in with any planet in a fixed signe, as Dominus ascendentis in with in in 12o and Dominus 5ein 5o though he be in his fall or detriment as Dominus 5e in applicat per and applie also to in 7o she is with child without doubte, and will goe out her time though she take never so many medicines, to destroy it, and the child shall com to great dignitie and credite, though it be a bastard, and there wilbe be much trouble and much mony spent about it, and shee shall never well knowe her owne father, and her mother shall take no regard of her, and another shall bring up the child, that never begot it, and shall have much trouble about, yet the child shall be meeke and gentle 1593.

If Dominus ascendentis be in his fall or detriment in 7o or 6o and in his triplicitie and doe applie to a planet, that is in his detriment or fall, peregrine and retrograte and at a or to Domino 5e or to some other planet seperans or applicans within halfe the degée, of each there orbs, she is with child, but it wil hardly prove, or com to good.

If Dominus ascendentis be in his exaltation in his house of joye or in Angulo seperatinge a Domino 5e within a quarter of each their orbs, or applicat within halfe each their orbs whether Dominus 5e have any dignitie or not, if he be in Angulo 11o or 5o 2o or in his house of joye, and any planet in the same signe with Domino ascendentis or Domino 5e or in some other signe applicans within halfe the degreé of each their orbs if be withall in any of her dignities in Angulo 11o or 5o 2o or 3o and applieing to any planet in Angulo, succedent or in any of his dignities, she is with child, without doubte

<MS Ashmole 363, f. 108v>

If Dominus ascendentis be in Angulo 11o or 5o or 2o or in his house of joye and have any degreé, though he be in his fall, or detriment, if there be an{y} planet in or aspect with Domino ascendentis applicans within halfe the degreé of each their orbs, either in the sam signe, cum domino ascendentis or in the next sign{e} applicans or seperans by or aspect. within a just quarter of each theeir orbs or if one planet doe applie to the of Domino ascendentis and some other to the aspe{ct} or as aforesayd, though Dominus 5e be peregrine, retrograte in his detriment or fall, if he be also in or aspect or of any planet, as aforesyad applicans or seperans, if be in angle or doe applie to a planet in Angulo, or doe applie to some planet, that is in of Domino ascendentis or Dominus 5e thoug{h} that planet be in his fall, or detriment or in a cadent house, or both in a cadent house, and in his fall, she is with child without doubte, but she will bread it with much paine, and shall goe forth her time.

If Dominus ascendentis (ut ) be Dominus 5e in 7o obcessus of and in in a of applicans in 5o in and in 5o in seperans a in the las{te} of any signe and applie to in 6o in dominus horæ in combuste in 7o she is with child without doubte.

If in 10o be Dominus ascendentis et 5e and goe from and applie to in within halfe the degreé of each their orbs full, though no other planet {be} in with nor in 5o within halfe each their orbs, she is with child, of a man child and it is a perfect conception, although be in 5o in retrogradus seperans ab and in a of in and she shall goe forth her time, but the child will die, soone after it is borne, because dominus 8e is in 5o to and the mother wilbe sore afflicted with the pilles of hemorods.

Domina ascendentis peregrine, Dominus 5e in ascendente and in the same signe within, and in applie to the of within halfe the degreé of each their orbs Dominus horæ in ascendente in also, and applie to . goeing from the of and or some planet in 5o she is with child, and will seeke to destroy {it.}

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If be Dominus ascendentis et 5e and in angulo and any planet within halfe the degreé of each their orbs, applicans or not above a quarter of their orbs, seperans, and applieing to in any place of the heavens, if any planet be in the same signe with in or aspect or in signo 5e she is with child, sine dubio.

If be Domina ascendentis in in 6o in signo 7e and som planet or or in the same signe with her, and in her triplicitie and applieing to some planet in his exaltation, or in his owne house in angulo, and som planet also in the same signe, with the planet to whom doth applie and Dominus 5o in suo haz and in som of his dignities, though a cadent house, although be in 5o in his exaltation, retrograte yet the woman is with child, however she thinkes her selfe, but it shalbe breud hardly, and with great paine, looke Elizabeth Cherry, the 27. of March, 1600.

If Dominus ascendentis be in any of his dignities especially in any of the 3. higher dignities or in 2 of these lesser dignities, and planet in the same signe with him, though that planet be retrograte combuste or peregrine, and both in a cadent house, if Dominus 5e be in 5o in his fall or detriment and retrograte and peregrine or in owne of his lesser dignities and no planet with him nor neere him, within halfe the degrée of each their orbs, if be in angulo, though in and some planet with her and she applie to some planet in angulo, that is in any of his 3. hier dignities or in 2. of his lesser dignities what planet soever it be, she is with child, without doubte 1593 14. July Saturday am at 15. post 6. allis Barker. 1.

If Dominus ascendentis be in any of his 3. hier degree or in 2. of his lesser dignities though he be in his fall or detriment and be in angulo or in signo 5e domus, and Dominus 5e be also in angulo in any of his 3. hier dignities, though there be no planet, with either of them in eodem signo, or within halfe each their orbs, but some planet in 5o and applie to a planet in Angulo she is with child. Eliz wickes 1599 25 september.

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If Dominus ascendentis be peregrine in Angulo, and no planet with her within halfe the degrée of halfe each therr orbs, and Dominus 5e be also peregrin in a cadente house and some planet nere him within halfe the grads of each their orbs and some planet in 5o that hath on of his greater dignities, or 2. of his lesser dignity and applies to a planet in 4o that is in signo 5e that hath som other planet with him or in she is with child.

If Dominus ascendentis have any dignitie at all, and Dominus 5e have some dignitie and either of them be in Angulo, or in succedentie thoughe no planet be in the same signe with them or either of them if some planet be in the next signe, so that he be within halfe each their orbs of on of them, though no planet be with the other yet the woman is with child without doubte.

If be Dominus ascendentis in 11o in his face and 7. in which is within halfe each there orbs, and Dominus 5e 18. in ascendent in his triplicitie and face being Dominus horæ, and no planet neere yet she is with child, though be vacua.

Dominus ascendentis in any of his dignities in ascendente though no planet be in the same signe with him nor neere him within halfe their orbs by but some planet in aspect of him either applieing or seperating within a quarter of the orbs, and Dominus ascendentis in 11o or in Angulo aspecting the ascendent and some planet in the same signe with him or within halfe each their orbs as aforesayd, though doth applie to the of some planet retrograte, that is in his dignitie, she is with child.

Dominus 5e be in in with peregrine 11o being also Dominus ascendentis or if be Dominus ascendentis in obcessus of and in 9o and be also peregrine, the woman or partie thoughe she goe for a mayd, yet she is with child undoubtedly of a mayd, seperate a applicat .

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If Dominus ascendentis in joyned to the ascendent or fallen into the 12. house and in signo ascendente and some planet in or within halfe their orbs and in Dominus 5e and some planet in 10 or 11o and applies to est gravida without doubte.

If the Lord ascendentis have a face and be in 11o or have any dign. and the Lord of the 5. house, have any dign. and be in ascendente or in Angulo, thoughe fallinge from an Angell, though neither of them be with another planet in the same signe or the next signe within halfe the degreé of each their orbs, but be in aspect on of another seperatus or applicans or in the aspect of retrograte by or or of any other planet and or any planet in 5o she is with child 2 Junii 1600 ther was no reception betweene and .

If Dominus ascendentis be in 10o in the line of the 10. house and have 2. degree and some planet in the same signe in his fall at the extremetie of their orbs and in aspect of no planet, and Dominus 5e be also in 10o peregrine not remotus in his detriment and aspect to the of in the same signe and in 3o in in the last gradus of the signe and applieing to a planet in his detriment peregrine in a cadent house, then is the woman with child, yet seemes of 2. conceptions, or boy and a mayd, but it seemes the mayd will perish and turne to a false conception, looke the gouldsmithes wife at the siran in chepsid 1602 20 of sept. {illeg} at 15. post i. yet Marry hodgkines {eiam} for.

in 3o and applie to a planet of the house, that she is by any aspect whatsoever, est gravida.

If have any dignitie and do applie to Domino ascendentis thoughe it be to the of est gravida.

If either Dominus ascendentis Dominus 5. or on. 2. or all have any dign. at all or be in or of any planet, yet doth receive any planet, est gravida.

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Guido fol. 233. sayeth woemen doubte oftentimes where they be with child or noe, and oftentimes there husbands desiring to have children or ignorant whether thay be with child or no, and thay use to aske the astrologer whether it be so or no to have the trueth thereof.

Wherefore if the woman her selfe make the question to know where she be with child or noe, and that the question be not upon any other matter or talke, but only she came by the motion of her owne mind, for that intent only.

Then shall you looke to the ascendent and to his Lord, and looke where you find the Lord ascendentis for if Dominus ascendentis be in Angulo free from and and from evill, and from other Impediments it showeth she is with child.

Likewise if Dominus ascendentis be in succedenti vel etiam in cadenti and be receiveth of some planet, that is in Angulo, she is with child.

If Dominus ascendentis be in a cadent house and joyned to a planet that doth not receive him or if he be joyned to a planet, that doth receive him if that planet be retrograte combuste or cadent ab angulo, it showeth the woman is with child.

Likewise if the be impedite, she is not with child.

But if the be received of some planet, that is free from any impedime{nt} abovesayd, vz. that is not combuste retrograte or cadent, she is with child.

If the be not received of some planet, as is sayd, and the Lord ascendentis be impedite withall she is not with child.

If Dominus ascendentis be in bono loco, and doe behould the ascendent by some good and Laudable aspect she is with child.

If the husband or any man doe aske the like question of a woman by the consent of a woman, idem erit Judicium.

But if the man doe aske without the consent of the woman of his owne mind then shall you looke to the 7. house and his Lord, and judge by him and by {illeg}

<MS Ashmole 363, f. 111r>
Of a child in the womb.

If be Dominus 5e and the woman be with child she wilbe hæavy, sad, melancoly, apt to gree and be slothfull and desier ease and rest and to ly longe a bed, and eat cheast rotes, saltmeat, earbs, puddings, milike butter, beefe, garlicke, etc. and will breed it with much paine.

If be Dominus 5e and the woman with child, she wilbe marry, pleasant and desire fresh ayre, and desier to eate good daintie meate, and to drinke good sweet wines, and to make good cheere.

If be Dominus 5e and the woman with child she wilbe Angry, fretfull suspetious and to desier to eat shellfish, frid meate, pastis, cokbread. & salt meat goose pigs, and desier to see souldiers monsters, and desier to here drumes and gunes.

If be Dominus 5e and the woman with child she will desier to be among gallants and to gossipe, and to eate some meate and desier honour and desier musicke and songs.

If be Domina 5e and the woman with child she wilbe merry lively and lovinge, and desier to be ridinge, dansinge of sepinge, gaddinge and ever scurring and desier to eat good meates and to sleepe much and to be in medowes, rivers and gardens and to have flowers.

If be Dominus 5e and the woman with child she wilbe nimble and light to goe, and desier much company and to prate and talke and tall talls and to here men reson of mattres of philosophie astronomie, geomancie etc, and will eate of all manner of meates, and will never staye longe in on place and desier to clime on highe to ketch birds and dowse, etc.

If be Domina 5e and the woman with child she wilbe movable, and stirringe continually and nimble, and to be on the water, and in bots, and to eate hearbs, butter, cheese, fish, and to sleepe well.

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Where the woman beinge with child shall goe for her time, or where it shall perish and come away before the full time.

for the woman, looke to the Lord ascendentis and to the . how thay are aspected and affect. to Domino 6e or 8e

for the child, looke to the 5. house and to his Lord, and to the planet in the 5. house, and to the

If be Domina ascendentis in 10. in and doe applie to the or of being Dominus 8e in 7o in the woman shalbe in greate hazard of her life, in the birth of that child, and it shall perrish throwe greefe, and she shalbe brought so weake, that none will thinke she will live.

If Dominus 5e be in or of Dominus 12e which is the 8. house from the fift, as Domina 5e in the 19 of in with the child shall die and come from the woman before the full time, as in this figure followinge 1607 the 14 Aprill Tuesday an mr at 9. hester sharpe of dulledge, facit questionem utrum fuit gravida.

This woman was with child about some 7. dayes, and it cam frome her the 15. of Juine Monday am at 8. a woman child, and she ws like to die her selfe of that and of greefe she had taken, and the child was involved in very strangly in a skine contrary to nature, that the midewife was glad to cut the mother bage, and bring it out with the after birth and the child was within all that, for there were 3 bages.<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 389 ends here and it provides the best reading. >

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 282>
Wher it be A fals Conception or noe. capitulum

It is Generall that yf Dominus Ascendentis be dominus 5e and in his fall or detriment retrograte or perigrin in Any place of the heavens whatsoever/ and noe plannet in the sam signe with him/ nor in Any other signe nere him with halfe the degre of each there orbs: yf the alsoe be in a Cadent house or succedent house perigrin combuste or doe apply to a plannet that is retrograte combuste or in his detriment or fall or perigrin althoughe it be to Domino ascendentis or Dominus 5e yt is a falls conception and will not com to good but turne to wind and water. M. morly

yf dominus ascendentis and dominus 5. be both retrograd perigrine combuste or in their detriment or falle and in cadent |house [add. MS Ashmole 363]| or succedent house. eyther in on signe or in severalle signs. and noe plannet with them in the same signes that they ar in. nor within halfe the Degree of each their orbes of them being in som other signe nere them. yf the Doe goe from Domino ascendentis, to Domino 5e vel econtra. yea though in be Domina 5e. and dominus ascendentis in & domina hore yt is a falls conception and yt will not com to good, but yt will turne to water And wind, but yt was a conception at |the [add. MS Ashmole 363]| firste but yt perished & turned to a falls conception

yf Dominus Ascendentis be in his fall or detriment: or be combuste Retrograd or perigrin’ in his owne Dignitis or out of his owne dignitis in Any place of the figure whersoever. And no plannet with him in the same signe or nexte signe within halfe the Degree of each their Orbes, Applying or separating. And yf Dominus 5e also be in his fall or |detriment [MS Ashmole 363]|. Retrograd combuste or perigrine as aforsaid in Any parte of the heavens whersoever, wher he be Dominus ascendentis also or noe or wher ther be Any plannet in the sam signe or nexte signe to him or noe within half the Degree of each their orbs or noe applying or separatinge. Or yf both dominus ascendentis and dominus 5e. be as is aforsaid and both alone severally. & noe plannet with them as is said by / but not by aspecte for no aspect houldeth in this. but only the ./ yf with all Doe separate from in retrograd or direct. or from Domino ascendentis or from domino 5e being weke as above said & infortunat in what place of the heavens soever they be or yf Doe separat from 2. plannets at on tyme. though on of them be in her own house direct And yf be entring to combustion And yf Doe Apply unto domino Ascendentis or domino 5e, next by or by Any aspecte ells whatsoever <MS Ashmole 389, p. 283> or to Any perigrine plannet in a cadent house. though that perigrine plannet be in or Aspecte of some other plannet. yea though be domina Ascendentis and applyeth to by or and and dominus horæ or yf be dominus hore & retrograd or combuste though he be in his owne signe or yf he be perigrine or in his fall or detriment & combuste alon and is noe plannet ells with him within halfe the degree of their orbs. it is A falles/ And will not prove, nor com to good but will turne to water and wind or to a moulle or monster./

85And yt is Generalle that yf Dominus ascendentis be dominus 5e and in 7o and noe plannet with him in the same signe or in any other signe wherby the halfe beams of theyr orbs doe toutch by though be domina hore in a signe wher som other plannet is or with or whatsoever./ yea although the be in a full or of som other plannet soe that yt be not of Dominus ascendentis or dominus 5e Thoughe after the goe from that plannet that she is in aspecte with all. She Doe nexte apply to Domino ascendentis or 5e or to or to too plannets at on tyme. yet the partie is not with child at that tyme. but is like to be with child shortly after

yf dominus Ascendentis and dominus 5e be both in 8o with other plannets in eodem signo or in siversis signis. yf Dominus 5e be combuste or going to combustion and obcessus a domino 8e and som other plannet and apply to domino 8e. then yt is A conception fallen in her womb. but yt perisheth and turneth to wind and water and will com from her or turne to a falls conceptione or mould

yf dominus Ascendentis and dominus 5e. be both in 8o with other plannet in eodem signo or in diversis signis. yf Dominus 5e be combust or going to combustion and obcessus a Domino 8e. And apply to domino 8e or to Domino 5e. beinge in 8o cum domino ascendentis & in or combust or yf apply to Any plannet in 8o. that is obcessus yt was a conception fell into the wombe of the woman. but yt perisheth and will turne to a falls conception or to wind or water And soe com from her./

Take great head when thou findeste dominus ascendentis or dominus 5e or both Retrograd thoughe on or both be in their owne house or dignitis. in Any place of the heavens alon. and no plannet in the sam signe with them or in the next signe within on halfe of each their orbs Or yf Dominus {illeg} be Retrograd & perigrine as in retrograd 12o/ And Dominus ascendentis in his |owne [add. MS Ashmole 363]| house Retrograd as in 8o. or yf Dominus ascendentis be soe and Dominus 5e withall be Eyther Retrograd in his fall or detriment & combust or in his fall or detriment perigrine And no plannet with him wher soever dominus 5e is found or who soever is in 5o yt is a falls conception and will perishe & com from her. though be in retrograd in 5o. and Domina 5e in 5o retrograte.

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 284>
of a fals conception

86Thes cause falls Conceptions dominus ascendentis Dominus 5e planeta in 5o Luna Dominus hore in their fall or Detriment perigrine Retrograd Combuste obcessus a et or of Dominus 8e. et 6e or in any signe alone & no plannet in that signe or the next signe within half each their orbs./

yf the moste of thes plannet above said be in thes infortunes abovesaid yt is a signe of a falls conception.

Thes showe a Right Conception dominus ascendentis dominus 5e dominus hore Luna planeta in 5o in dignitatibus suis. not Retrograd nor combuste and som other plannet in the sam signe with domino ascendentis & domino 5e or in the next signe within halfe the Degree of each their orbs not in Any of the Impedmentes and infortunes above said Luna aspecting plannet in Angulo/

It is Generale that yf . in be dominus ascendentis and in with domino 5e in 8o within half their orbs, whether yt be in on signe or in 2 yf withall be Dominus hore. And in in Ascendente. and apply to in 8o Retrograd in & combuste and Dominus 5e. be Dominus 8e. the partie is with child. and she hath alsoe a mould Joined to the child in her womb/ which consumeth and killeth the child. and yt will com from her/

87yt is Generalle also. that yf Dominus Ascendentis and dominus 5e be both Retrograde in cadent houses and in their Detriment or falle perigrine or combuste or yf on be soe and the other in his owne signe. And neither of them in or Aspect with any other plannet within half the gradus of each their orbs but being Retrograde doe goe on from the Aspecte of the other though they be within half the gradus of their orbs. though be in and go to the of in 6o And be dominus hore in in 9o or yf Dominus hore be perigrine or combuste or in his Detriment or fall and no other plannet in the same signe with him thoughe Draconis be in 5o. yt is a falls conception of wind & water/

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 285>

yf dominus ascendentis be in his fal or detriment or be Retrograde combust or perigrine in his owne degre or out of his owne digre in any place of the figure. and no plannet in the same signe with him, nor in the next signe within halfe the degre of Each their orbes. applying or separating. or yf dominus 5e, be dominus ascendentis or in his fall or detriment retrograde combust or perigrine as aforesaid also in ani parte of the heavens/ whether ther be Any plannet with him in the same signe or noe. or in the nexte signe within halfe their orbs applicans or separans. or yf both dominus ascendentis. & dominus 5e. be both alone severally in their Detriment or fall &c as aforsaid. yf withal. doe separat from in . retrograde or direct or from Domino ascendentis or from Domino 5e being in his Detriment or fall retrograde perigrine or combust as aforsaid or doe separat from 2. plannets at on tym. thoughe on be in her owne house Directe. yf be entring to combustion and applying to Domino ascendentis or to Domino 5e by or aspect or to any perigrine plannet in a Cadent house though that perigrine plannet be in or aspect of som other plannet yea thoughe be Domina ascendentis and apply to by or and be Dominus hore or yf be Dominus hore and Retrograde or combuste though he be in his owne signe or yf he be perigrine or in his falle or Detriment or combuste, alon & no plannet with him within half the degre of each their orbs/. yt is a falls Conception And will not com to good but torne to water or wind or to A mould or A monster

Dominus ascendentis in 12o not in signo Ascendente in his detriment or fale alone and perigrine or in som other signe not in his Detriment or falle but perigrine ex signo Ascendente. in 12o or in a cadent house or in 8o and som other plannet in the same signe with him within their halfe orbs applicans that is perigrine or that hath a face or a terme or both a terme and a face/ And dominus 5e also be perigrine in Ascendente ex signo Ascendente not Remotus or in signo ascendente & som other plannet also in with him or in eodem signo. that is also perigrine that hath a triplicity or a terme and a triplicity or a triplicity & a face or {illeg} alon. or a face & a term/ or a terme alon. or that is perigrine yf Dominus 5e with all be dominus hore And goe from a perigrine plannet in a cadent house And doe apply to a plannet that is in or aspect with Domino Ascendentis or with Domino 5e in eodem signo or within half the degre of their orbs in diversis signis And no plannet in 5o. the party Conceyved of som fals conception but yt will com from her or turne to nothing//

88yf be domina ascendentis in in 8o & noe plannet in the same signe with her, nor in the next signe within halfe the degre of each their orbs and dominus 7e apply to the of or to him within halfe of each their |orbs [MS Ashmole 363]| ex Angulo And be dominus 5e perigrine Retrograde in her fall in 12o or going out of her term’ and noe plannet in with . nor in the next signe within half their orbs. but som plannet separat from within a quarter of their orbs And also som plannet apply to within half each their orbs <MS Ashmole 389, p. 286> and domina hore in signo 5e and in the 4 or 5. house and applying to a plannet that is in his house combust as to in 9o obcessus and combust/ Then yt is a conception fallen. but yt will not prove but turne to a falls conception or com from her.

89yf be dominus ascendentis and Dominus 5e in his Detriment or falle. & perigrine 11o though be in |5o [MS Ashmole 363]| in . and in 5o also in retrograde Remotus or not Remotus. and goe from . to . And in any aspect what soever of or . or of any plannet that is combust Retrograde perigrine or in his Detriment or falle. yt is a falls conception a bag or bladerblader of blod & water without Any forme and yt will com from her.

And yt is Generale that wher on plannet be Dominus ascendentis and dominus 5e or noe. yf Dominus ascendentis and Dominus 5e. be in their detriment or fall or Retrograde combust or perigrine yf the planetes also that they be with or have aspecte unto or that be in the 5. house be also perigrine retrograde combust or in their Detriment or falle or yf they also be in or aspect with Any such infortunate plannet or plannetes aforsaid or yf the moste parte of them be soe in fortunat or in or or of or being unfortunat by Accident also. or otherwise by of or . yt is a falls conception And will not com to good/

90yf dominus ascendentis be in any of his dignitis especialy in his house |exaltation [MS Ashmole 363]| or triplicity or in 2 of his lesser dignities and som plannet in the same signe |with [MS Ashmole 363]| him though that plannet be retrograde & combuste & perigrine also & both in a cadent house yf dominus 5e be in 5o retrograde & perigrine or in his terme and no plannet with him nor ner him within half the grades of each their orbs/ yf be in Angulo thoughe she be in and applieth to a plannet in Angulo that is in Any of his 3 higher dignities or in 2 of his lessar Dignities. the woman is with child undoubtedly/

91yf Dominus ascendentis be in his owne house in 10o. going to combustion and be dominus 5e in retrograde in 3o perigrin. thoughe doe appli to by or or by any aspect. yt is a fals conception. and yt will comme to nothing but goe awai in tyme of yt self. dominus hore/

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 287>

92yf be domina ascendentis in in 6o in her face. and with caput Draconis and be domina 5e in perigrine with . 12o. and in retrograde perigrine in 5o. yt is a falls conception undoubtedly in 4o in signo 5e.

Whensoever Dominus ascendentis and dominus 5e. Doe fall both in cadent houses. thoughe they be in or aspect of other plannetes yf they be perigrine or have but a face or terme yt is a fals conception. especially yf be in 5o within 30 Degres.

93 Dominus 5e et Ascendentis in <A lacuna in MS Ashmole 363 starts here and MS Ashmole 389 provides the best reading. > with in 2o. going from the of . yt is a falls conception

Dominus ascendentis et 5e in <A lacuna in MS Ashmole 363 ends here and MS Ashmole 389 provides the best reading. > in 2o going from the of and in separat a in Retrogradus 11o. applicat in 10o yt is a fallse conception/<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 389 starts here and MS Ashmole 363 provides the best reading. >

Dominus ascendentis et 5e in with in 2o goeing from the of it is a fals conception.

Where it be a man child, or a woman child.     caput.

94If there be a masculine signe in the ascendent or first house, and the Lord of the ascendent be in Angulo in a masculine signe, and also applie to a masculine planet, it is a man child.

If the ascendent be a foeminine signe, and the Lord ascendentis be in a foeminine signe in Angulo, and applie to a foeminin planet it is a woman child.

If Dominus ascendentis Dominus 5e and the , if all 3 or 2 of them be in malsculi signes, and withall be orientall, then it is a man child.

<MS Ashmole 363, f. 115v>

If all 3 or 2 of them be in foeminin signes, and withall be occidentall, then it is a woman child.

If there be a masculine signe in ascendente and also in 5o if Dominus ascendentis be a foemi{nin} planet in a foeminin signe in a masculine house, as in in 11o obcessus of and in 11o and in with in in ascendente not remotus and in 12o applicat occidentall in meridionall then undoubtely it is a woman child and in such a case, she hath 2. woman children in her wombe.

But generally accordinge to our experience and prove you shall only note in what signe the Lord of the 5. house is, for he be in a masculine signe it is a man, if in a foeminin signe it is a woman, unles he be 29. degree in the signe that he is in, for if he be in the last gradus of any signe as 29. gradus in here shalbe accounted to be in whether he be retrograd or noe, and shall signifie a man child except there be some planet in 5o with halfe his orbs of the ascendent in the 5. house where he be in the 4. or 5. house, for if there be such a planet, then the signe that he is in shall showe the sex as for example:

Dominus 5e in retrograte 29. 30 in 6o it was a man child for shalbe accounted here in

Againe 10 of in 5o 8 in and in 10o here being to the gradus of the 5. house, because he is masculine, showeth a man child, for when there is any planet in signo 5e as is sayd, he shalbe of a greater signification then Dominus 5e.

Where a woman being with child, have no children in her wombe, at that instante or no,    caput.
<MS Ashmole 363, f. 116r>

If you find in the ascendent then the woman goeth with a twine or with more children then one.

If be Dominus ascendentis in ascendente though be remotus, and at a to applicans being Domina horæ in and in be Domina 5e and applie to and no planet in the same signe, neither with nor and goinge out of combustion and goe from in retrograte the woman is with child with 2 children, but here have respect and looke where there be any fixed starr of the first or 2. magnitud in with Domino ascendentis or Domino 5e.

If be in ascendente and in obcessus and also in and applicans in occidentall then she is with child of 2. gerrells alls browne mr coudwells sister he had 2. gerrells.

Guido fol. 734 cap. 5o sayeth, looke to the ascendent if there be in the ascendent or or if there be any other signe ascendent and there be in ascendente in that signe too good planet then she is with of 2. children.

If in the 5. house be ascendent or or any other of the signes, and 2 good planets in that signe in 5o is conceived with two children.

But if he be in the ascendent or in the 5. house, with these 2 good planet then she hath in her wombe more then 2 and perhaps she hath 4.

And if there be no planet in the ascendent nor in the 5. house, then see if any planet doe behould the gradus ascendentis or the gradus ascendentis in the 5. house, so that the aspect be not above on degrée before the time ascendentis or if the gradus ascendentis in 5o or not above 2 degrées after the gradus ascendentis or if the 5. house for how many planet soever doe behould the gradus ascendentis or 5. house, so many conceptions she hath in her wombe, yea if all 7 behould it so, and so many of them as behould the gradus ascendentis or 5. house by or so many of these conceptions shall prove and come to good, and as many as behould the ascendent or 5. house by so many shall perishe.

<MS Ashmole 363, f. 116v>

If thou find and in one signe, and the be gon to the with{in} 5. degrees behind or within 2 degrees before thay shall miscary and and perish

If or be in or it is a signe of 2 children

But if there be a fixed signe in ascendente or a movable signe and and in the 5. house, also such a signe as is in ascendente et et fuerint in signes fixes vel mobilibus nec fuerint plures planetæ in ascendente in 5a vel eorum aspectus, ut dixi scias mulier portat unum et non plures.

Where a woman had or shall have good deliverance or shall come before her time where her dizease in child be. caput.

If you will know where a woman shall have a child or com before here time or no.    If she be with child, looke:

If you find a movable signe in 5o then the woman shall be aborsed or come before her time.

If and be found in the ascendent then the woman is with 2 twines, the which shall live of in the first house or signe in the first house be a good planet, but if there be an ill planet the child shall die and if there be on good planet, and a neither bad, then on of the children shall live, and the other shall die.

If be in the signe of the first house in ascendente or in 12o not fallen from the ascendent above 10. degrees he shall die, and the mother shall live.95

And also note this for a generall rule and looke whether the Lord ascendentis or Lord of the 7. house doe nerest behould by or aspect the Lord of the 4. house or the if the Lord ascendentis doe nerest behould both or on of them or be in the 4. house, then it is no bastard.

But if Dominus 7e doe nerer behould the Lord ascendentis or the then the Lord of the 4. house, doe behould the Lord ascendentis or then it is a bastard.

<MS Ashmole 363, f. 117r>

If be there thay may live or die both the mother and the child.

If and be in the 11. 10. 7. or first house thay may die both the children and the mother.

If and be both in the 1. 11. 10. 7 houses thay may die together the mother and the children.

If Dominus 5e be in not receiveth with Domino 8e the Child shall die.

If Dominus ascendentis be in of Dominus 8æ not receiveth the mother shall die.

If both Dominus ascendentis and Dominus 5æ be in of Dominus 8æ or in 8a unfortunate both the mother and the child shall die.

If the Lord of the 8. house be in of the Lord ascendentis or of the Lord of the 5. house and Dominus ascendentis or Dominus 5æ he of them, that is so opprest of the Lord of the 5. house receives the Lord of the 8. house and be not received againe of Dominus 8æ then the child or mother shall perish and not come to good.

For if Dominus ascendentis doe receive Dominus 8æ by and Dominus 8æ doe not also receive Dominus ascendentis then the mother shall die, but if Dominus 8æ doe receive the Lord and she shall not die, though it be by or

If Dominus 5æ doe receive the Lord of the 8. by any aspect and Dominus 8æ doe also receive dominus 5æ the child shall perish and not come to good, but if Dominus 8æ doe receive Dominus 5æ it shall not die.

If Dominus 5æ whosoever be Dominus 5æ be in 6a and doe seperate a Domino ascendentis in his owne house, and Dominus 8æ be withall in ascendente and at a to the 8. house, the woman wilbe sicke and thereby the child will perish in her wombe and come from her.

If Dominus 5æ doe seperate a Domino ascendentis beinge in a movable signe vel econtra, Dominus 5æ beinge unfortunate combuste peregrine retrograte or in his detriment <MS Ashmole 363, f. 117v> or fall it signifieth the conception will never come to good but com{e} from her.

If Dominus ascendentis be in 8a where he have any dignitie or no, not remot{us} in signo 8æ and in signo 5æ and in signo ascendente and applie to Domino 8æ the child will perish and com from her.

If any of the oblique signes, as be in the ascendent a{nd} or therein, in or the woman had or shall have a hard and perillous delivery.

If be in any of the oblique signes, as in in of or or in of some retrograte planet then she had or shall have a hard delivery, especially if the planet that is withall be stationary.

If Dominus 10æ be in 8a yet is to be feared that the woman will die in or after her delivery.

If be in any oblique signe in a cadent house, in of or or of all 2 or on, or if be soe or if both and be s{illeg} within halfe the grades of their orbes, or if and on or both be in of or and the other with or or it signifieth hard delivery and death, or feare of death.<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 389 ends here and it provides the best reading. >

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 297>
To knowe when the birth shalbe or when she shalbe delivered/ & wher yt shall be by Daie or by nighte

Loke when commeth to the of Dominus 5e And the to the Lord of the howare. and at that tyme shall she be Delivered

And yf thou wilte knowe wher the birth shalbe by Day or by nighte behould Dominus ascendentis and . Dominus 5e and the | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| plannetes that be in Ascendente and the signe ascendant and the signe in the 5. house. whether they be Diurnall or nocturnalle. And According to the moste parte of them Judge. yf the moste parte be Diurnalle say it will com by Day. yf nocturnalle by nighte/

96Locke when dominus 5e commeth to the of Dominus ascendentis. or to ani aspecte of the plannet that is in signo ascendente wher he be in ascendente or in 12o. or to som aspecte |of [MS Ashmole 363]| the plannet that is Lord of the house wherin dominus ascendentis is. even the selfe same dai shall she be delivered<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 363 starts here and MS Ashmole 389 provides the best reading. >

or when dominus ascendentis planeta in signo ascendente. or dominus domus domini ascendentis Doe com by or aspect to domino 5e idem/<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 363 ends here and MS Ashmole 389 provides the best reading. >

or when dominus ascendentis questionis being in his own house with doth com to the full of and begin to goe from him.<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 389 starts here and MS Ashmole 363 provides the best reading. >

|or [MS Ashmole 389]| when Dominus ascendentis planeta in signo ascendente or Dominus Domus Dominus ascendentis doe come by or aspect to Domino 5æ idem.<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 389 ends here and it provides the best reading. >

Take heed whoe makes the question the man or his wif wher yt be with the womans consent or noe.

|97 [add. MS Ashmole 363]|lok when the went from dominus 5e. howe many degres she hath gon from him and for every degre counte 2 dais in a movable |signe [MS Ashmole 363]| and in a Common sign’ 4 dais and in a fixed signe 8 dayes and so long agoe she did conceyve.

And loke by howe many degres the doth appli to domino ascendentis And According to that tyme will the woman quicken accounting for every signe & degre as aforsaid. yf she be not quicke. but yf she be quicke then she wilbe delivered accordingly after soe many dayes | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| or wickes

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 300>
Wher the Woman hath had Any shifte of late or was latly Deliverd of Any childe or fals conception/ Capitulum

In this Judgmente youe shall loke to the 5. house and his Lord. to the and to and to and to the Lord Ascendentis.

98yf be Lord of the 5. house and also of the 6. house and in the first 7. Degres of . and doe separat from and from alsoe or from on of them/ being in the first 4 degres of any signe to the 5 house. & Dominus ascendentis Retrograde she had a shifte verie lately. 1600. 27. Jani at 8 am/

99yf be dominus 5e in at a to the 5 house. and dominus ascendentis at a to applicans and to the 5. house and in the last or first gradus of Any signe and goe from . she was Delivered of som child of Late. 1599. 5 July. Thursday at 8 am.

100yf be dominus 5e and in in 2o. in 5o and at a to the 5. house. and dominus ascendentis by the degre of half his orb to the 5. house And in the Last 5 Degres of in 9o separans a in applicans in 27. she was lately Delivered of som child. Anno 1599 7. Julii Saturday am at 8./

yf dominus 5e be in the last |4 [MS Ashmole 363]| Degres or first 5 Degres of Any signe & dominus Ascendentis Likewise or Any of the alterable Degres in 11o or in or of the 5. house. or both in on signe in 11o and in the first Degre of ani signe separat a Domino 5e she was delivered Latly of som child/ or som scape

101yf Dominus 5 and Dominus ascendentis be both in on signe and be dominus ascendentis and Dominus 5e combuste or sub radii and goe from Dominus 5e in the first or last grades of Any signe. she was delivered of som child Latly. 1599 8 Julii Sunday at 7 am/

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 300A>

102yf be dominus 5e in signo Ascendente either in the first hour or in the 12. house/ and separat a domina ascendentis in 12o. she was delivered of som child of Late 1599. 30 Julii Monday am at 10/

yf dominus 5. and Dominus Ascendentis be both in |a [add. MS Ashmole 363]| or of the 5. house and goe from the Lord of the 5. house. she was Delivered latly not longe since of som Child/

103yf be dominus Ascendentis and Dominus 5e also in at a to the 5. house and goe from the of she was Deliverd latly of som child/ 1599 the 3 September Monday am at xi./

104yf dominus ascendentis be in his fall or detriment in the last gradus of a signe in 9o at a to the 5. house And Dominus 5e in 9o alsoe. and the laste grades of a signe in 5o. in 11o separans a applicans domino 5e. the woman had a child not long a goe. 1599 8 october Monday am at 20 post 8.

105yf be domina Ascendentis in 4o and be domina hore also and domina 5e in 6o combuste in going from & in 5o in and goe from to yt signifith she had som shift of Late. wher upon ensued a flux of her course 1599. 29 november Thursday pm at 10 post 5.

106yf Dominus 5e and dominus Ascendentis be in the 12 9 or 8 and both or on of them behould the 5 house by Any Aspecte and be in her falle or detriment And separat from a Retrograde plannet in 7o and applying to in 7o retrograde the woman was latly Deliverd of som child/ 1599 the 19 December Wednesday am at 54 post 9. questo/

yf dominus ascendentis be dominus 5e and doe apply to and in 5o applicat o dominus ascendentis. she is not yet Delivered. but wilbe Delivered shortly yf she be with child/

Luna applicans domino ascendentis in 7o in his detriment or fall or combuste the suspition of the querent totching the woman is fals.

Dominus ascendentis in 7o in his detriment or fall or combuste the suspition is falls

Dominus ascendentis in his fall or detriment or combuste the suspition of her is falls

Dominus ascendentis & dominus 7e in in 7o or in a or and dominus ascendentis combuste or in his Detrimente or falle or retrograde & in a cadent house then the suspition of her is falls. the parti is not ther/ neither is thi love falls to thee, but fre from that suspition. althoughe she be not true to her husband/

Dominus ascendentis in his detriment or falle in 7o and combust of Dominus 7e it is a signe that the parti De quo queritur Doth blind the eyes of the querent and she is falls. but yet fre from that suspition thoughe a hore & fals with others.

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 301>
Wher a woman beinge with child be Delivered or no or had a shifte of late or noe/

107yf Dominus ascendentis be dominus 5e and doe apply to and be in 5o and Doe apply to the Lord ascendentis she is not yet Delivered but is upon delivery and wilbe delivered shortly

108yf be in 5o in and Doe apply to Domino yt showeth she is not delivered but wilbe shortly. 1583 20 Jun am & she was delivered the same Dai pm at 4

yf be going from domino Ascendentis and going of the house that she is in. she is Delivered Lately

109yf dominus ascendentis be perigrine in of the 5. house vz in 11o applicans or separans. and in Ani of the Alterable Degres and also to the Lord of the 5. house. and in ascendente in and applying to domino 8e in 5o. Then the fetus is perished in her womb and will com from her spedily.

110Dominus 5e in the Last gradus of ani signe in a cadent house and dominus ascendentis perigrine or in his detriment or fall retrograde or combuste to Domino 5e and dominus 8e in 5o the fetus perisheth in her womb especially yf apply to domino 8e being in or in her fall or Detriment. and yt will com from her./

111yf dominus ascendentis be perigrine in 9o at a to the 5 house And Dominus 5e in his fall or detriment or of the 5 house and dominus hore in of the 5 house And goe from in and apply to dominus 7e in retrograde in 5o the woman hath had som shifte not Long since

112yf be Dominus 5æ at a to the 5 house and dominus ascendentis at a to . dominus hore separans a in . | [add. MS Ashmole 389]| applicans in the woman was Delivered of som ded birth of late wherby the ligamentes of her matrix were relaxed & broken. which causeth the precipitation of the matrix

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 301a>

yt is Generall that yf Doe seperat Laste a domino 5e. the woman was lately Delivered of som child or had som shifte lately113

yf the doe separat a domino 5e. vz a in in 7o. she hath had a shifte Lately.114

yf in . in such a case be in 5o and apply to the of . she wilbe trobled with the mother. & somthing burst in her matrix.115

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 304>
Wher the Child be his that Demaundeth the Question or noe

yf on ask whether the child be his or noe

Behould & . yf they be in the firste or 5 hous or yf Any of them be Joyned with the Lord of the firste house. then is the child begotten in adultery

And yf Any good plannet be found in the firste or 5. house And a good plannet. in of Dominus ascendentis or 5 Then was the child borne in matrimonie

yf Dominus Ascendentis be in 5o. the Child is thine

yf Dominus ascendentis and Dominus 5e. be Joyned together by . in Any place of the heavens the child is thin and no other mans that Doste Ask the question/.<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 389 starts here and MS Ashmole 363 provides the best reading. >

Where the Child be borne in Adulterey or no, vz. where he be a bastard, vel, utrum sit filius huius patris.

If or be in the first or 5. house, or be in or of the Lord of the first or 5. house, then is the child born{e} in adultery.

If there be in the 1. or 5. house good planet as and the Lord of the first house and 5th in of good planet or freé from any good planet then it is truly begott.

If the Lord of the 5. house, it is his child and truly begot.

If Dominus ascendentis be in ascendente or in 5a and the aspect him, it is his child that makes the question, and truly begott.

If thou wouldest knowe, whether the child be the child of the supposed father or no, or where it be a bastard or child of some other mans, because there is little fayth to be given to women, because thay be many times given to lust and desier to lye with divers men, and in the appetite of lust thay often conceive, where ells many times, thay would not and though thay laye with never so many men, yet thay will say thay {lay} with non but their husbands, but to be resolved of this doubte sayeth Hali, where he be the father or no, Looke to the Judgemente followinge:

<MS Ashmole 363, f. 121r>

If the Lord ascendentis or Alumeter of the Ascendent be in the ascendent and receiveth of the Lord of the 4. house, then it is his owne sonne

If the doe receive the it is his owne sonne.

If be in a aspect of the ascendent it is his sonne.

If Dominus ascendentis be in a of the it is his sonne.

If there be collection of light, or translation of light of Dominus ascendentis and be , it is his sonne.

But if it be not so, it is not his sonne.

If pars patris doe behould the partie of the nativitie by any aspect and doe receive him ex termino aut exaltatione aut triplicitate, it signifieth that the child, is the true begotten child of the sayd father, and no bastard, et e contra.

But if the nativitie be by night, and the Lord ascendentis and the doth not aspect nor the parte of fathers by an aspect it signifieth the father is deceaveth in that child, for it is none of his sonne, but some bastard.

And in what nativitie soever by day thou findest in ascendente and the sonne in his fall or detriment it signifieth that the child is a bastard and not his.

And in what nativitie by night soever thou findest the in her fall or detriment and withall in the house of it signifieth that the child is not the sonne of that father nor Lawfullie begott, but is a bastard, and wilbe an evill man and his father was some servant or basse fellowe or captive or ville serinall and basse man

The Lord ascendentis in the 5. house it is his owne child.

Dominus 5æ in ascendente idem.

Dominus ascendentis in cum Domino 5æ idem vel in or .

when the in an nativitie by day doth applie to by or then the mother of the child was not honeste, and it is a bastard, and we say the aspect must be application or ells not seperat id est above 7 degrees from if be seperate from under 4 degrees {illeg} it is a bastard.

<MS Ashmole 363, f. 121v>

When in a nativitie by night doeth applie to by the mother was unhoneste, and the child is a bastard, if the aspect be applicans or seperans not above 7 degrees excepte it be in 4a domo in the signe of . beinge Dominus 5æ and in ascendente applicat or to applicat.

If in a nativitie of the day doe applie to by or to in a nativitie by night by it is a bastard, or if be sepera{ting} from or not above 6 degreés so that she com not next to the aspect of or or if within the sayd 6 degreés.

When Dominus 4æ doeth not behould the ascendent of the 5. house cominge to the aspect or not above on quarter of his orbe past the aspect he is a bastard.

But if Dominus 4æ doeth behould the 4. house within halfe the degreé of his orbe, or not past the aspect above on quarter of his orbe he is no bastard, but rightly begotten, though be Dominus 4æ and in 7a in it is no bastard, but this falleth sometimes, as when is in ascendente in a nativitie by night, joyned to the ascendent, and in 8a peregrine at a to in ascendente116

If the Lord of the house of pars patris doe not behould pars patris, within halfe the degreés of his orb. applicans or not above a quarter of the orbe passinge he is a bastard.

When pars patris and pars filii doe behould on the other by reception par nativ. beinge in the house, exaltation, triplicitie terme, face, of the planet that is Lord of the house of the pars patris, then the child is no bastard, but truly and Lawfully gotten.

If be in of or sub radiis then was the child a bastard not truly nor Lawfully begotten, and he wilbe troubled with some incurable disease.

<MS Ashmole 363, f. 122r>

If be with or in the end of any signe in any of the signifiers aforesayd, it is the more like to be a bastard and not Lawfully begotten.

When pars patris and pars fillii doe fall both in the houses of as on in and the othher in and be Dominus 7æ in in 7a it is a bastard.

F Judgements herein.

When pars patris and pars filii doe fall both in the house of as on in and the other in and be Dominus 7æ and in in 7a the child is a bastard without doubte.

The houses of and doe signifie adultery and children not legitimate, and and doe signifie adultery and children not legitimate but bastards.

Therefore looke allway to the Lord of the 5. and 7. house, and where there be in the 7. house, either or and where Dominus 5æ be in any of the houses of of in 7a or in 6a or where or beinge Lord of the 5. house, be in 7a or in 6a in signo 7æ in for then if it be so, the child is not legitimate but a bastard, and the mother playd false.

If pars filiorum, and pars patris, doe fall in the houses of or in 7a or in 6a in signo 7æ if on of them, be in 7a or 6a in the house of or though the other be not in 7a nor 6a but in ascendente or in 12a it is a bastard.

If Dominus 5æ be in the house of in 6a in signo 7æ (as d. 5æ in retrograte) and doe not behould, by of the Lord of the 4. house, it is a bastard.

If be Dominus 7æ and in the house of in 7a not remotus, and Dominus 5æ in the house of in 7a not remotus, or in 6a in signo 7æ it is a bastard.

<MS Ashmole 363, f. 122v>

If be in 7a in not remotus, beinge Dominus 7æ and Lord of the parte of the father, and . Dominus 4æ in 10a and not behould the 4{.} house, and goe from Dominus ascendentis and applie to the of in 10{a} entringe into in 6a it is a bastard undoubtely.

And I say in an nativitie of a child borne, if thou wilt know whether it be the sonne or daughter, of the man that is Lawfull husband to the woman that bore it or no, understand that the first house, which is the Angu{l} of the easte and house of life is the ascendent of the figure and signifie{th} the child borne with the Lord ascendentis and the Lord of the natural{l} hower.

Then the 4. house of the figure signifieth the father of the sayd child.

The Lord of the 4. house, and the by day, and and Dominus 4æ by nighte and the 9. house of the figure stands for the 6. house for sicknes.

The 5. house of the figure is the house of children naturally.

The 10. house signifieth the mother, and his Lord, because it is to his 4. house and signifieth the wife of the father, for it is the 7. house from the 4. and by day with Domino 10æ and the D 10æ by night, for signifiers of the mother in a nativitie or question and the 3 house of the figure, is the 6. house for sicknes.

The 7. house of the figure or question is the house of matrimonie, and of adultery and dishonestie, lechery, luste and bastardi, and open enemies with Domino 7æ and .

The 8. house from the father is the 11. house of the figure which sign. the death of the father.

The 8. house from the mother, is the 5. house of the figure, which shall signifie the death of the mother in a nativitie of a child.

The 8. house from the child borne, is the 8. house of the figure, or from the ascendent which shall signifie the death of the child borne.

<MS Ashmole 363, f. 123r>

Now to know where the child be the sonne or daughter of that man that is husband to the sayd woman, by his nativitie you shall marke the 4. Anguls and their Lord and give Judgement as followeth:

If be Domina 10æ in or in the last gradus of and doe seperat from Dominus ascendentis and applie to in 10a in which is the house of the mother, and be withall, at a to in 7æ it is a bastard

though Dominus 4æ be in 10æ in the same signe with for signifieth the mother of the child, and is entringe into in 6a in signo 7æ which signifieth adultery, and goeinge from the of doeth applie to the of in in the place of adultery in a nativitie by daye.

If the or Dominus 11æ doe seperate from and applie to Domino 4æ by Dominus 4æ beinge in 6a or in a cadent house, it signifieth the father of the child died before it was borne in a nativitie by day.

When Dominus 10æ which signifieth the mother of the child is joined by or aspect neére to some other planet then to the Lord of the 4. house either applicans or seperans, it is a signe the mother loved another man better then her husband, if it be by or

When Dominus ascendentis which signifieth the child that is borne, is neérer in or to Domino 4æ then to Domino 7æ it is a signe the child is truly begott, and no bastard.

But if Dominus ascendentis be neérer in or to Domino 7æ then he is to Domino 4æ the child is not the sonne of that man that is supposed but some bastard.

If be Domina 10æ and in 6a and doe applie to dominus 7æ in wheresoever be: by it is a bastard although Dominus 4æ be in 10a in a nativitie by night.

When pars patris and pars filii doe fall both in the houses of and <MS Ashmole 363, f. 123v> and on or both be in the 7. house or in the signe of the 7. house, a{s} Dominus 10æ or applie to Domino 7æ or to by or or in 7a it is a bastard.

If be in the ascendent or in the 5. house, or if Dominus ascendentis and Dominus 5æ be bad planets or infortunate, then is the child borne in adultery, or if thay be in signo ascendente or in signo 5æ

If there be good planet in the first or 5. house, or if Dominus ascendentis and Dominus 5æ be good planet or fortunate, then the child is truly begotten

If or be in ascendente or in 5a out of the houses of freé from infortuine and evill, as from and and from combuste not in their detriment nor fall nor peregrine but fortunate and stro{ng} then the child is truly begotten and no pastard, except there be som{e} rule to the contrary.

But if in ascendente and in 5a or in either of them be a good planet and a bad. in{illeg} or neére the or if Dominus ascendentis and Dominus 5a be on good and another bad, or on in or aspect of a good planet and the other of a bad or evill planet or if Dominus ascendentis be good, and an evill planet in ascendente or in 5a or if Dominus 5æ be good and an evill planet in 5a or in ascendente then the child hath 2 fathers or moe, and then if the evill planets be more stronger then the good, it is a bastard, but if the good planet in ascendente or in 5a or of Dominus ascendentis or 5æ be stronger then the evill planet then it is the sonne of her husband, though some other withall lay with the mother.

If be Dominus ascendentis and in ascendente in the house of as Dominus ascendentis in in ascendente where he be remotus or no, if be Domina horæ, and the goe from to in or in o it is falsly begotten and it is a bastard begotten, out of wedlocke or falsly begotten.

When on planet is Dominus ascendentis and also Dominus 10æ and in 7a in his fall or <MS Ashmole 363, f. 124r> detriment, retrograte peregrine or but in his terme, and doeth not behould the Lord of the 4. house, at all, but by application to or to some other planet in ascendente and receive the planet then that child is a bastard, and the mother cannot tell well who was the father thereof, for she lay with 2 severall men besides her husband.

If be in ascendente in eodem signo, néere then any other planet in a nativitie by night, at a to applicans in 8a regrograte in peregrine, though be at a full to also in ascendente yet it is a bastard of proofe.

If peregrine be joyned to the ascendent néere then any other planet and in 5a neére the gradus ascendentis then any other planet and Dominus 10æ in 7a retrograte peregrine or in his fall or detriment, aspectinge some other planet by reception.

If be Domina 5æ in a figure by night, and in 12a in with in eodem signo, and at a to retrograte peregrine in 8a in and leaving come by or to some other planet before she come to that is in any of the houses of it is a bastard.

If pars patris be in 5a in signo 5æ cum in pars filii in vz in signes, and behould neither of them frendly, but be in a cadent house, in a signe with on planet and applie to the or another planet it is a bastard.

And this wee find generall if Dominus ascendentis radius doth not behould by or the Lord of the 4. house, or the where it be by day or by night, either in the radix of a man or woman or by or with reception or if Dominus ascendentis be not in 4a or Dominus 4æ in ascendente in the radix of a child undoubtely, it is a bastard, and that man that is marid to that woman, is not the father of the of the child, et econtra. Φ.

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And in such a case if on signe doe occupie the 3. and 4. hower{s} and if it be with all a comon signe, and Dominus ascendentis be also in a coman signe in 7a in his fall and Dominus 4æ be Dominus 7æ then 2 broth{ers} doe keepe the mother of that child mutually, and she was a ho{re} and the child a bastard.

If be in 4a and Dominus 4æ in 10a and there be reception betwéene them and Dominus ascendentis in 5a in with in his exaltation, the child {is} no bastard, but truly begott.

And also note this for a generall.


<MS Ashmole 363, f. 125r>

Dominus ascendentis radicis in 7o aspectinge the Lord of the 7. house or the nerer then he behouldeth the Lord of the 4. hous. it is a bastard.

Dominus ascendentis in 7o with in in the woman was with child before he was married and it was a bastard begotten.

If be in 7o in rad. in the signe of Dominus 1e and Dominus 4e also in 7o though it in on signe, and Dominus 4e be in a or of Dominus ascendentis it showeth the child was begotten before the mother was married, but it is the child of that man that married her.

Where the child that the woman goeth with, be a bastard or noe.

Dominus 7e in 5o it is a signe she is an harlot, and hath laine with some other man.

Domina ascendentis in 6o applicat Domino 5e and Dominus 7e and Dominus 6e in 5o {a}lso, she hath laine with some other man, and is with child of a bastard.

To knowe where a woman be troubled with her mother or noe, and of the matrix. caput.

It is generall that causeth the mother, and the 5. house hath the matrix of a woman, and is the place thereof.

If be Domina ascendentis or Domina horæ or Domina 6e or 12e secundum tempus, or be in 5o or in 4o domo, in signo 5e the woman or maid, is troubled, with the mother, which is the rising of the matrix to the stomake through much wind and putrifaction of som fetus or noisom firmesi{illeg}ies the matrix, and then the woman is much troubled, and like to vomite after, or doth vomite and sometimes she soundeth therewith, and is, like to die, and sometimes it cometh by smelling to sweet things as muske or sweet gloves or such like.

in 5 in retrograte causeth the mother especially if be in in 6o applicans in in 6o retrograte

<MS Ashmole 363, f. 125v>

Dominus 6e in retrograte in 4o in seperate from applicans in 11o in retrograte causeth the mother by reason of much congeled in the matrix.

in 5o or in ascendente causeth the mother in signo 5e or remota

seperate from or and in 5o 4o or 6o ascendente or 11e causeth the mother.

in 5o in abscluded seperate from in applicat Dominus ascendentis in {the} woman is troubled with the mother and suffocation of the matrix, est gravida.

Domina 12e secundum tempus, in 9o in seperate a in 6o causeth the mother.

Domina 5ein 11o in causeth the mother and vomitinge

Domina 12e in the wane of the dominus 5e in 11o and in 9o {in} seperate a in causeth the mother of much winde and putr{i}fication in the matrix and vomiting.

in 5o in and goe from causeth some ruptur of the strings of the matrix.

in 5o causeth precipitation of the matrix.<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 389 ends here and it provides the best reading. >

<MS Ashmole 389, p. 318>
Whether the stocke of a man or woman be falls.

Loke to the Lord of the 5. house which is the house of Childrene yf or Doe behould the Ascendant of the 5. house then the stocke of the said partie is falls.

yf or be in 5o not Remotus the stoke is falls.

yf or be in or of Dominus 5e and any of them behould the 5 house withall. the stok ys falls.<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 389 starts here and MS Ashmole 363 provides the best reading. >

Dominus ascendentis in 5o unfortunate, and not aspecting the ascendent he shall have few{e} to attend him or that will take any care of him for he will not be rul{ed} medel not with him.

<MS Ashmole 363, f. 126r>

{If} doe seperate from Domino 5e as from in in 6o retrograte and {in} 5o and applie to in 12o the womans dizease coms from the matrix of some putrifaction in the matrix. And it causeth the mother.

gb1 Domina 5e and seperate from in 11o cum in 3o and {illeg} in 5o being Domina ascendentis and applieing to in retrograte or occidentall in {illeg}it showeth that the woman hath bene delivereth lattly of some child, and had a hard labour for it seemes to be steele borne, and she had {illeg}rme in her delivery and strived her selfe to much, and her matrix {illeg}mes not be right, which causeth great paine in the raines and {s}ide.

If in such a case be Domina ascendentis and applie to in 4o being Dominus {illeg}e retrograte in occidentall then the child was stele borne.

{} Domina ascendentis seperans a Domina 5e and seperate a in then the woman hath bene delivered lattly of some child.

Domina ascendentis in 5o in applicat dominus 6e it showeth the sicke partie doth wax worse and worse, and runn farther and farther into her sicknes, throwe her owne folly.

Dominus ascendentis in 5o in retrograte and Dominus 5e in combuste and goe from in and applie to in 9o being Dominus horæ, the woman hath not her course, but is stopte, and hath much paine in the right side and rising of the mother into her stomacke like to vomite and paine of the head and heart, she is shorte winded, and hath the greene sicknes.

Dominus ascendentis in in ascendente seperate a in retrograte applicat in 5o and a betweene and in it seemes the woman tooke phisicke of late that hath troubled her body, and made her ill, and her mind is troubled aboute on she loved, she is full of melancolly and much pained in the lefte side of her head, and in the lefte side of her belly with a kind of benominge or stiffnes of melancolly.

<MS Ashmole 363, f. 126v>

Domina ascendentis in 5o in signo 6e in seperans a in 11o {illeg} with . Dominus 5e and applie to dominus horæ in in 11o she is {with} child for the cause of her dizease is in her matrix and she {hath} much paine in her stomacke, back and head.

If doe seperate from in in 5o and doe applie to in in in {illeg} it signifieth the man hath taken thought and greefe about {her} child and hath taken could when he was hot with labour in{illeg} the could melancolly hath stopt his vaines.

If doe seperate from in 5o being Dominus 4e retrograte and applieth to Dominus 5e in 12o in combuste or sub radiis, goeinge to the {illeg} the woman is much distempered in her body, raines and body, {illeg} reason of some putrifaction in her matrix.

If in in 5o doth allwaies breed a venomous matter in h{er} matrix and salt flem, and causeth great heate and drieth in h{er} matrix and especially if he be Dominus horæ, Dominus ascendentis dominus 6e or {illeg} or planeta a quo seperatur for then red collour and salt flem doe rule.

If be in 5o in he breadeth venomous humours and putrifac{tion} of flem and collour in the matrix hot and drie.

If be Domina 9e in and doe seperate from Domina horæ in and applie to in 9o and be Dominus ascendentis et 6e then it seemes the partie did bleed much at the nose, beinge yonge, or ells was letten blo{od} often in her youth which the cause of her disease, and that she hath not her course courrantly, which is the cheife cause of her disease

If be Dominus 9e in retrograte peregrine in 5o to Domina 6e in 11o the phisition shall give the partie some medicine that shall trouble the partie sore and cause a farder infirmitie which will annoye the partie <MS Ashmole 363, f. 127r> much and she will say it was venomous and hath poysoneth her.

{illeg} Dominus 9e in 5o in retrograte and Domina horæ in in 9o in with in 9o not remotus and be in in his exaltation 28. gradus and {illeg} in seperans a and applieing to then the partie was taken with a dead palsey and fell into the hands of som evill and unfortunate phisition, which annoynted him with some evill oyntments made of Arg vine and so swete him, as if he had the pox, which opened all the Joynts and muscells of his body, and did over could, and drye his synnewes and muscells, and lieth corrodinge and gnawing in his stomacke, belly and throate, to this day for both his phisitions and medicines have done him harme and the venome and derresion of the medicines will hardly or never be taken. away.

Dominus ascendentis et 6e in in 5o Dominus horæ in 10o at to in 7o in seperans a in 7o in in 9o The partie tooke his disease by some poysoned matter by eating or drinking som poysoned thing and being in som poysoned ayer which did infect her body, and it is in his bowells and raines, and he hath a flux voydinge like rags and slymes rotton matter, for Domina 12e in of Dominus horæ showeth some poysened matter to be in the course of the disease, and it is could and drye, in 5o in retrograte occidentall causeth the whits much in woman and weeknes of the backe.

Dominus 5e in in 2o in 4o beinge Domina horæ and seperate from in in ascendente and at a to and to causeth the præcipitation of the matrix, and a flux of humours after some dead birth.

If seperate from Domina 5e in in cum and applieing to <MS Ashmole 363, f. 127v> 12o the woman hath not bene well sence she hath som chifts her disease cometh from her matrix, and her course is stopt and {illeg}ned up to her stomacke and stops her Lungs redy to choke her she bleeds often.

in 5o in retrograte causeth the mother in a woman.

in 5o in retrograte causeth the whites in a woman or a falls {con}ception.

in 5o in retrograte and Dominus horæ, {et} retrograte in , and {illeg} seperate a and be vacua, it is a false conception, of win{d} and water.

in 5o in causeth the precipitation of the matrix

If doe seperate a and applie to it causeth the precipitation of the matrix.

in 5o in causeth some raptur in the belly or bruse in the matrix and much wind and the collicke winde in the matrix.

If in be in 5o and in also in 5o and goe from {illeg} to in it causeth the whits and much paine in the backe {and} belly and in the sids.

seperans a in 5o causeth the mother and distemperature of the matrix, and it lieth punting and haunginge in the right side, and so riseth to the stomake, and then the partie soundeth especially if be Dominus 12e causer of the disease in then it cometh of putrified blood and salt water.

Dominus 5 in in 6o questionis and in and seperans from {illeg} the disease cometh from the matrix, and the woman hath ne{ver} bene well sence she had some child or some chifte, and the partie soundeth, and is sensles.

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For it is allwayes generall, that as often as the doth seperate a Domino 5e or from a planet in 5o if it be for a woman that she hath never bene well sence her laste child or since she had some chifte, and that the falt is in the matrix, of som putrifaction or distemperatur in the matrix.

{illeg} in 12o questionis in seperans a Dominus 5e in in 6o questiones, and in in 5o questionis the woman hath not bene well since her last child, or since she had some chifte, and there is much putrifaction and winde in her matrix, which causeth the mother, and strangulation of the matrix, and then when the if it comes she starteth and shaketh and tareth that 3 or 4 cannot hould her, and then it strickes up to her stomacke and throte and then she vomiteth soundeth and fometh at the mouth, as if she had the fallinge evill and were possest with a spirite and her wits and sences are taken away and she hath many of these fits.

seperans a in receive Dominus 5e she hath taken greefe and thought and hath not bene well sence her last child, she is troubled with the whits, and her course goeth upward to her lungs and head, and she voids blood sometimes at her mouth, her course is stopte and her lungs rise and are redy to choke her and stope her wind much putrifaction and water with her blood.

Domina 12e causer of the dizease in in 12o and seperate from Dominus 5e in 4o in retrograte the woman hath taken much could, and hath not bene well since her last child, and {hat} a cold and moiste putrified humor in her matrix, and the vennom <MS Ashmole 363, f. 128v> thereof riseth to the stomacke and runneth into her armes and shoulders and backe and leggs with ach, and she is fain{te} and languished and a great coldnes in her muscells.

When doeth seperate a Dominus 5e and in 4o it show{eth} the woman hath not bene well since her last child, and that she ha{th} some impostimation or much putrifaction in her stomacke.

If be in of much blod and water, or in or in .

If be in of much abondance of blood.

If be in of much collour and blood.

If be in of much melancoly and blood.

If be Dominus 5e and in 5o in and the applie to Dominus 8e from and presently after come to the woman beinge with child both the woman and her child shall die, in travile for her child being dead in her body, thay shall tare it from her whe{ere}with she will did Dominus 5e in 5o in signifieth rupture teringe and breakinge of the body and violence to be don to the woman.

How many Children on shall have, and where he shall have children or no.

There is 3 planets that give children as but denegant filios and doe showe that the partie shall have but 5 especially if thay be in or in but if be in he giveth some children, and if be in he giveth some children, but none in for then he is to hote and drye.

But habet participationem cum eo, cum cmmiscetur, qui cum fuerit <MS Ashmole 363, f. 129r> orientalis in locis filiorum, et habuerit              etiam cum fortuniis, dabit filios. Si autem fuerit occidentalis in prædictis locis ab infortunis aspectus, denegat filios.

Likewise when the planets that give children, be alone vz. with the givers of children, vz. with when thay be alone in the figure of heaven, and not in any of the places of children, as in the 10. 11. 1. 7. 4. or 5. houses, thay shall have no children, but shall live alone childles. hoc est: if thay be not in the 10. 11. 1. 7. 4. or 5. houses.

But if on or more of those 3 planets or be in any of the places aforesayd, vz. in the i. 10. 11. 7. 4. or 5. houses, he shall have children, and if that planet be in a double bodyed signe, foemine, he shall have 2 children.

The houses that give children, are the 1. 11. 10. 7. 5. 4.

The houses that give no children are the 2. 3. 6. 8. 9. 12.

Signes that give children.

Signes that are barrane are

et initium Tauri.

Paucorum filiorum sunt.

Bipartita or bicorporea, double bodyed, are

When any of the planets that give children, be in signo unius forme in locis prædictis quilibet, dat unum filium.

Et si fuerit in signo bicorporeo, duos dat filios.

Si autem planeta, dans filios, repertus fuerit in signo et figura quam habuerit respectu. Solis foemininis filiam unicam dabit in signo et figura, quam habet ad solem masculinis, masculum etc

But if most of the planets that give children, of be in signes of many children, as in erunt duo vel plures, secundum exigentionem planetarum filios largientam.

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But if the Infortunes, as or be elevat, above or upon t{he} planet, that giveth children, or if the infortunes doe overcome, thay being in barran signes, as in or she shall have a s{illeg} or child, that shall not live, or that shalbe very infortunate.

If or be Lord of the i. 11. 10. 7. 5. 4. houses, and ne{illeg} the partie shall have no child at all, especially, if or in barran signes, or if thay be Lords of those houses, wherin and are, being all in barren signes, but if thay be in foemin{ine} signes that give many children, as in , thay may have children, but the children shall have some blemish, or not {t}{illeg} live longe.

But if there be some of them that promis children, and some th{at} denie children, then looke to the strongest for if more promi{s} then denie, then he shall have children, et e contra.

If doe behould he shall have children.

If or be in 5o domo, freé from evill and doe behould the 10. house, he shall have children.

But if thay be evill and in ill places, and Dominus 5e cadent ab angulo he shall have fewe children or ells thay will die shortly, especially, if Dominus 5e be in 6o or 3o domo.

The greatest unlikelyhood it have children is when Dominus 5e est retrogradus or combustus, quod prius est, et pessimum quidem est, si est infortuna, as or

in ascendente in retrograte occidentall peregrine and be Dominus 8e the woman shall conceive of ten, but she shall oberiri or ells her children shall not live long, especially if be Dominus 5e in 8o peregrine et tardus.

<MS Ashmole 363, f. 130r>

{} Dominus ascendentis in occidentall peregrine in 12o and Dominus 5e and in {illeg} 12o peregrine in in 5o the partie shall beget children, {bu}t being borne thay will never live longe, but will perish before {th}ay be borne ells.

{illeg} Dominus ascendentis in in 5o occidentalis in suis dignitatibus with in {illeg} 5o remotus beinge Dominus 5e in 2o she shall have many children.

{illeg} Domina ascendentis in 11o orientall Dominus 5e in 12o she shall have {c}hildren, 21 ascendent 2o 16 12o 27 4o {illeg} 1 24.

{illeg} Domina ascendentis in o 3o in with being also Dominus 5e in ascendente {illeg} she shall have children in her youth, before she is 20 {ye}are ould.

{illeg} Dominus ascendentis in 12o occidentalis Dominus 5e in 7o cum in {illeg} in ascendent in ascendent in remota in ascendente she shall have a bastard before she be 20 yeare ould.

Dominus ascendentis in 3o being Dominus 5e and in in 4o and {illeg} in 7o in in 11o orientall she shall have children in her {y}outh, but thay shall not live longe, or ells she shall have much {illeg}le with or about them, but the first signified by shalbe dead borne a mayd the 12 a boy and shall live.

If or be in or with or the partie shall have on child, but it will die especially, if the infortuines be elivat above the planet, that showeth she shall have children.

doth give children, but if he be peregrine or retrograte thay shalbe of evill conversation, and not given to goodnes nor godlines.

If that give children, be in any of the barren signes as in then thay give no children.

If or be in masculine signes although thay be in the signes or houses, that give children, yet thay showe the partie shall <MS Ashmole 363, f. 130v> have no children, but be barran, although the fortunat{e} planet be elevate upon them, except be in with {illeg}fortunate planet, as with or .

Signa masculina sunt fewe children {illeg} signa foeminina sunt some children {illeg} Et ideo oportet planetæ abnegantes filios, esse in signis masculinis.

If or be in in 4o domo, and be in in the same si{gne} with either of them in the partie shall never have an{other} child.

in ascendente in and and both in 7a or 10o in a{nd} in or and and both behould the partie shalbe barren ar given to religion or be some nune recluse

If be in the terme of in a masculine signe especially in the partie shall have no children except or be at a to if either of them be, she may have a child

If be Almuten of the 5. house, as he is when or falles in 5o if be then in and occidentall in ascendente then shall you looke to and to Dominus 5e if any 2 of them be orientall she shall have children in her youth, if occidentall in her age.

Nota Φ.

As many planets as are betweene Dominus ascendentis and the degre of the 5. house, so many children shall she have and every planet that is in a common signe or in a double bodied signe signifieth 2. children and if 2 planets be in in a double bodied signe then she shall have 4 children at on birden, if 3 planets 6 children at ons, or if some notable fixed starre be in with some planet there in a double bodied signe, then shall she have 4 children at a borden.

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Or if some planet be in a full aspect to a planet in a double bodied signe then she shall have 3 children at a borden.

{A}nd so of the rest as well of fixed starres as of the planets.

{A}nd is a constellation of a woman by night you shall recon, from Dominus ascendentis by the south and to the east, and so to the north, and so to the 5. house.

And in a constellation by day you shall recon from the north to the east, and so to the south and west, and so to the 5. house, et econtra in a man.<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 389 ends here and it provides the best reading. >

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The 6 house

The 6 house is naturally the house of infirmities and sicknes. and the 6. house shall showe, by the signe ther ascendant wher the sicknes be newe or olde or hath bine longe or wilbe longe on the partie, and wher he be to be cuered or noe And yt showethe the state therof and enduraunce therof And wher yt will fortifie and growe stronger or diminishe and wher yt be radicate and fixed on the partie or noe. or wher yt will alter or chaunge to som other Dizease or noe/ or to be better or worse. And somtymes by this house and the plannetes therin And by the Lord of this house and the place that he is in we search the Causes of Dizeases for the sicknes is on thinge and the cause is Another for the sicknes may be the pokes the plague or the piells. but the cause moste be of collor of fleme or of melancoly or som Infections humor or Ayer. And I saye excepte thou knowe the cause of the dizease/ and take yt awaie ther can be noe effecte. yt is not soe moch materialle to knowe the Dizease, as to knowe the cause of the Dizease as in the begining of this our bocke in a speciall chapter therof yt shalbe and is showeth more Att Large. with moch travaille. manie expences and manie trobles hazardes of my life and imprisomentes. from the yeare of our Lord god – 1570 unto the yeare 1600/ did I Simon forman. the sonne of William the sonne of Richard Laboure for Experience to compille this bocke of Experience for the generations to com/. that they and their posterityes may have a more briffer truere, & more perfecte way for Judgmente of Dizeases and causes therof. then heretofore Many notable & wise philosophers have writen herof som after on sorte and som after Another but Diversly and uncertainly in manye things & very intricatly. but eyther they lefte their bockes imperfecte because they did never Attain to the true knowledge therof and of the Causes of |the [add. MS Ashmole 363]| Dizeases. or ells yf they did knowe yt they would not set yt downe in their boockes. but did kepe close the secreates therof as they Doe of the philosofers stone/. but god willing in this bocke and in som other that I have made of the Judgmentes of Dizeases and the causes therof. youe shall find a most plaine perfecte suere And true waie and more easye and moch more truare then the Juditialls of the urine or pulse or the sidge or such like/

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yf ther be in the 6 house a movable signe, then the dizease will quicklye Alter or be Removede or have an ende, and he shal quickli be welle, or hath not bine longe on him except yt be radicate / And yt Ronneth from place to place

yf ther be in the 6 house a common signe. yt signifith the disease doth com & goe & it is not alwais at on staie, but the partie is somtimes well and somtymes yll, somtims better and somtims worse and is often trobled and most Commonly the dizease is generalle over all the bodie and Ronne from place to place, And hath bine on him from tyme to tyme coming And goinge Agreate whille. And in this case yf Dominus 6e. be in a fixed signe yt hath bine somoch the Longer on him

yf ther be in the 6. house a fixed signe. yt signifith the dizease {he} hath |and [add. MS Ashmole 363]| wilbe longe on the partie. And yf the laste grades of a fixed signe be in 6o yt is a signe that yt begins to Drawe to An end and will | [add. MS Ashmole 363]| chaunge to better or worse. And the fixed signs showeth the dizease to be the more tediouse and the humors that ar Cause therof to be the more harder to be Digested and avoided/

And note that yf be dominus 6e, it signifith the dizease to be of longer continewaunce. then yf or wer dominus 6e and that yt wilbe longer before the partie wilbe whole or welle. for the higher the plannet is that is Lord of the 6. house or causer of the Dizease. the stronger is the Dizease and cause therof. and the harder or longer yt wilbe before yt wilbe Digested or expelled, and the longer yt will continue and the more inferiour the plannet is, the lesser is the strength of the dizease and Cause therof and the souner yt will passe. be digested and expelled except ther be A fixed signe in 6o. Except be in 6o and in / for then the Dizease and cause therof is heavy and Tediouse hard to be Digested and mor harder to be Avoided and will contynue longe, or it be welle & be verie troblesome and dangerous to the partie But yf be in 6o. And in though in 12o yet the partie wilbe sone welle yf be in 6o and in the partie may be well in som Resonable tyme yf be in 6o. And in the partie may be well in som Resonable tyme. but yt will be som what longer then before And soe Judg of the reste.

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dominus ascendentis in 6o then he cam by his dizease by chaffing And frettinge and by Surfetinge or by som squate or blowe or straine And the sicknes is not naturall but Accidentalle and he is cause of his owne sicknes.

Dominus Ascendentis in 6a the sick wilbe loth to take Any medison and will find faulte with the medison and say they ar never the bettar for yt. or that yt doth hurte their bodies or Augmente the pain And soe they wilbe the Cause And prolongers of their owne sicknes And their sicknes is not naturalle but caused by ill diet or by ill order/ and use ill diete or followe ill councelle

dominus ascendentis and also dominus 6e and in 9o in his detriment or fall in of or of som evill plannet. & locke in 9o domo/

dominus Ascendentis and dominus 6e in in 7o or 6o yt showeth that the party is cause of her owne diseas especially yf Doe apply to withall

Dominus Ascendentis in 6o and dominus 6e in Ascendente the dizease wilbe prolonged untill he of them that is soe doe goe out of the signe that he is in

yf dominus Ascendentis do apply to Domino 6e yt seames the dizease is not at |the [add. MS Ashmole 363]| worst for yt Doth Augmente the Dizease, And showeth that he is like to falle Again into the same Dizease when he is once welle or to falle into som old Dizease. for the sick man giveth place to the Disease and submites or yeldes unto the dizeas And the dizease will growe more And more on him thorowe his owne folly and he hath not powar to resiste it

But yf dominus 6e doe apply to domino Ascendentis by or the diseas will growe more And more upon the partie and is not at hieste And will troble him sore | [add. MS Ashmole 389]| yf it be not prevented/

yf doe apply to Domino 6e the dizease will growe and the partie is not at |the [add. MS Ashmole 363]| worste.

yf be domina ascendentis and in 6o applicat in the party is causer of his owne sicknes partly by ill diet And partly by using the compani of som woman to moch and he hath Retched or streined him self/

yf dominus Ascendentis be in a full or aspecte of Dominus 6e yt is a signe the sicknes is at hiest. yf he be paste the aspecte. the sicknes is paste the hiest. yf it be applying to the or aspecte then yt is not at hiest by soe moch tyme as waunteth of the aspect/

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yf be domina ascendentis & dominus hore et domina 12e and in separat a in 6o in peregrin in signo 7e And apply to per in in 7o then the woman toke her dizease by overmoch occupiynge which did over heate her bodie & matrix, & then toke cold. And the nature of the man was venemouse and Resteth in her matrix. because dominus 7e is in 5o in . yt signifith a venemouse & salteshe matter, which causeth the Ronninge of the Reins, and hote pisse. & sand & gravelle and yt goeth into her thighes and knes, And to her stomak and then she vomiteth and she is full of Collor and An enimi to her selfe, and full of winde/ 22 ascendant 20 6o 22 8

yf be dominus 7e in retrogradus in 6o fre from and and the separat from yt wilbe longe before the partie be well, yet with moch a doe thou maist cuer him in thend with many medisons

yf be dominus 7e in 6o in in signo 7e to the Ascendant aspectinge also . Then the husband of the querent Doth corrupte her bodie and matrix with his nature which is to hote and doth burne her bodie and distemper her moch for yt is unkindly To her. And he cannot give the woman that which she desireth which causeth in her a Revultion of nature and him selfe is weeke in Actu coeundi/

yf dominus 9e be a fortunate planet and fre from evill and in 6e then phisicke and medison shall do him moch good

yf dominus 9e be in 6o. unfortunat. combuste perigrine Retrograde or in his detriment or falle or opprest by the of or , then phisicke And medison wil doe him moch harme/ yf he take any.

dominus 9e in 6o the sicknes is caused by som enchaintment or by som enchaunted medison or by som extraordinarie means. or medison taken unknowen/

yf ther be a or betwen dominus 6e and in 9o and goe from dominus 6e to in 9o. then the phisicke at firste will mak the partie sicke, And worke out into the extreme partes but after he shall find greate ease/ idem yf yt be by

dominus 9e in 6o in his fal or detriment or combuste Retrograde or perigrine as in and in ascendente applicat in 7o let not the phisision meddle with such a partie. for thoughe he doe Recover the party and deserve never soe welle yet he shall have gret discredit therby and they will give him many hard wordes behind his backe and backbite him moch to his discredite. & shall sai his phisicke Lothsom grosse And evill &c/

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yf ther be an evill plannet in 6o or Any infortunat plannet. yt signifith the sicknes will growe to eville. and yt signifith the mallice of the sicknes.

yf ther be a good in 6o that is not Any of the causes of the dizease, yt signifith the tediousnes of the sicknes shalbe lighted or eased/

yf dominus 6e be stronger then dominus ascendentis, then is the dizease stronger then nature is able to beare or suffer or to resiste and the Dizease Doth growe. and in such a case youe oughte forthwith to Diminishe the cause and to Assiste and strengthen nature. for the stronger dominus 6e or the causers of the dizease ar. the stronger is the dizease & fury therof and the humor that is the cause therof.

yf dominus 6e be weaker then Dominus Ascendentis. then yt is a signe that nature is stronger then the Dizease or cause therof & is Able to resiste and expell the dizease. as yf Dominus Ascendentis be in his house or other Dignitie. & Dominus 6e Combust or in his Detriment or falle/ et econtra/<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 363 starts here and MS Ashmole 389 provides the best reading. >

yf dominus 6e be in his owne house, exaltation/ term’ or face in Angulo then is the Dizease verie stronge and the stronger dominus 6e is the strongar is the Disease et econtra/<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 363 ends here and MS Ashmole 389 provides the best reading. >

yf dominus 6e, be cominge to Any Dignitie the Dizease will wax stronger/ and Encrease

yf he be falling from his dignity. the dizease will falle and diminishe/

yf Dominus 6e in such a case be in Ascendente the dizease groweth and is stronge and yt is manifeste & plain & the dizease is naturalle & coms by constellation of his birth and influence of the heavens when the partie was borne and the parti is subjecte to moch sicknes & will not be easely Cured so longe as they Live but will have som pininge Dizease & somoch the more yf or be ther/ | [add. MS Ashmole 389]| or be lord of the 6 house & in ascendente. or yf Dominus 6e be combuste & in ascendente or yf he be in his fall or detriment or perigrin & in ascendente. the dizease wilbe the worse And yf | [add. MS Ashmole 389]| they be in a fixed signe withall the Dizease will indure |the [add. MS Ashmole 363]| longer/ and in a movable signe the lesse tyme & most commonly when yt falls out soe that Dominus 6e is in ascendente the sicknes will never be cured till the partie Die but yt wilbe the end of the partie & yt is not good to meddle with such parties for <MS Ashmole 389, p. 355> they will not be ruled, nor tak their phisick, but will sone alter their phisision & seke Another, & excepte Dominus ascendentis be stronge in his owne house or exaltation and in 10o. And Dominus 6e in signo Ascendente. for then hath Dominus ascendentis poware over the sicknes. And dominus 9e in 9o in his house or exaltation as or in 9o then they may be cured or yf apply to Domino Ascendentis in Angulo. And Dominus 6e weke in Ascendente in his fall or detriment. as in or in in Ascendente and Dominus ascendentis strong in Angulo. and dominus 9e stronge in 9o & apply to Domino Ascendentis/

117yf be dominus 9e in perigrin retrograde in 6o. the phisick that the parti hath taken hath Don her moch harme/ and over colded nature and brought her to a dropsie

118yf dominus Ascendentis be in 6o not remotus but abscluded perigrin as in and Dominus 6e in 8o in signo 8e not Remotus. And be Domina hore in 2o in and Doe not aspect the gradus of the 8 house within 12 degrees the parti will not then dye. but wilbe well Again. and after that sick again. and then well again

119Dominus 6e in 8o and dominus 8e in 6o. and | [MS Ashmole 363]| aspect betwen them and Dominus 8e. receiving the Lord of the sixt house the partie shalbe sone well againe. thoug Dominus ascendentis be in 6o withall at a to the 8 house & in in 2o not behoulding the 8. house within 12 degrees yt gyveth helth sodenly even in death And the parti shall be well again and not Die questionis 1601 29 novemb. pm 30 post 2. |facto [MS Ashmole 363]| per D. blagu utrum Johannem whitgifte Episcopus Cantuarensis vellet obire nec non. quia valde egrotabat eo tempore | [add. MS Ashmole 389]|

yf be eyther domina ascendentis. or domina hore or domina 6e or 12e secundum tempus or in 6o. or be domina 6e. or Any ways signifier of the dizease. yt alwais showeth som flux or Ronning humor on the partie. or Ronninge sore. as Ronning at the eyes ears or nose or moch bleading or vomiting or som laske or flix. or som flux of the flowars or whites or the Ronninge of the reins or he or she cannot hold their urine, or som flux of nature or such like or hath som sciatica with a Reume as for example

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Example

yf be in Ascendente, he hath som Reums in his eyes or Ronninge at the ears or bledes at the nose moch

yf be in 4o he vomites

yf be in 5o. the whites or som flux of her flowars

yf be in 9o. a flux of the belly

yf be in 8o a flux of Urine

yf be in 10. a flux of the reins. or waste of nature

yf be dominus ascendentis and in 6o in a of or in a or with Reception. Si sit mulier diliget medicum si vir qui egrotat. uxor eius Diliget medicum

yf be dominus ascendentis and in 6o with or applying to yt wilbe a long sicknes

in causeth the stone with moch gravel in the red stone. but in the graie stone/

yf dominus 6e be Retrograde combust or in his Detriment or falle and in 8o in |or [add. MS Ashmole 363]| of or . yt showeth |that [add. MS Ashmole 363]| the disease will hange on him till he die and so moch the more yf apply to domino 6e 8e or to a plannet in 8o or 6o/. for then though the diseas be not stronge, yet it is malignante and of an ill qualitie and soe Rooted in him, that he will nevere be thorowe welle therof yf he be well for a tyme. yet yt will Retorne on him Againe. & soe comm and goe till he die/

Dominus ascendentis in o in 7o | [add. MS Ashmole 389]| being dominus 7e <A lacuna in MS Ashmole 363 starts here and MS Ashmole 389 provides the best reading. >et 8o in 6o {illeg} in with . the man hath the appoplexi. and the {illeg} hath the falling eville. or a sounedinge/120

{illeg} Dominus 6e in o 12o domina 5e in in 7o <A lacuna in MS Ashmole 363 ends here and MS Ashmole 389 provides the best reading. >separat a applicans the womans course Revoltes to her stomak she is faint & lik to sound paine in the sides & head. pain in her leges and mother121

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Cuius Naturæ & generis sit morbus

Natura morbi generaliter (ut placet Antiquis) est dijudicanda ex natura signi, sextæ domus questionis et dispositoris ejusdem quod rationi admodum convenit. | [add. MS Ashmole 389]|

Si horum cum vitæ significatoribus aliqua sit configuratio, et tum quidem si eadem et una sexta et dominatoris sit natura eiusdem, naturæ simpliciter morbum dijudicamus. Sui diversa et multiplex sit, erit morbi ratio multiplex. verum rei natura postulat ut summa consideratione corporis significatores examinemus: Quo modo et a quibus illi afficiantur vel corrumpentur. Nam pro natura eorum ægritudo est Determinanda/ ut si afficeretur ex mala configuratione martis. constat morbum esse Martialem id est calidem et siccum/ et preterea eius generis quod per martem significatur, eoque magis si signum sit igneum. minus vero si contrariæ qualitatis signum occupet. Verum si non solum ex marte122 sed ex Saturno123, aut ex aliquo alio planeta vel stella fixa afficiatur. tum naturali quadam Ratione, eorum Naturas commiscendo de morbo pronunciemus. ubi Animadvertendum est, quod pro natura ejus planetæ qui gravius urget et vehementius afficit ægrotum, gravius Laborare dicamus.

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Genera morborum quibus subiitiantur planetæ a nobis Luculenter exposita

124Genera morborum deprehendentur ex natura eorum significatorum, qui aut debiles sunt aut a malificis infesti/ aut utroque incommodo simul laborant.

Deinde ex natura signi zodiaci quod illi significatores occupant.

Item ex natura malefici, qui significatores infestat

Denique pro natura signorum in quibus malificus alios infestans regitur<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 363 starts here and MS Ashmole 389 provides the best reading. >

for example herof locke before fo 365. 366 and in divers other places in this bocke. but besides this bocke I have made Another bocke of 20 quiers of paper wherin is only by experience showed. the temprature of every plannet severally thorowe out the 12 signes & what particular diseases they cause in every of them and howe the plannetes doe alter their natures and Conditions severall in every of them / bysides divers other bockes that I made herof. of the Judiciall parte of phisicke/<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 363 ends here and MS Ashmole 389 provides the best reading. >

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Wher the sicknes doe com or procead of an externalle or internalle cause

Causa interna, magna ex parte dependet, a mala conditione significatoris, egrotantis, Respectu signi, situs et affectionis propriæ. ut sit in signo Naturæ suæ non convenienti, et situ admodum infortunato et male afficiatur. vel si aliqua harum ad sit conditio, causa Determinanda est, pro Ratione Temperiei, et materiæ, quæ a significatore ipso, a signo situ et affectione ejusdem significatoris Judicantur And then yt coms of an Inward cause by distemprature of the 4 humors. secundum majus aut minus.


Causa vero externa provenit ab |infortuniis [MS Ashmole 363]| sive contrariis planetis, qui corporis significatores sua afficiunt malitia et affectione mala.

Quod si significatores corporis salvi sunt, quo ad signum proprium, situm, et affationem, bene se habent, ab infortuniis tamen et contrariis planetis impugnantur Ratio suadet) Etsi causa Intrinseca non laborat, aliquid tamen extrincice ei advenisse, unde morbo adficiatur idque Determinari debere. pro ratione situs et proprie naturæ, ac conditio planetæ ita Repugnantis. ut si sit in 9a Domo. vel dominetur 9e domini, quæ domus est itineris, atque studii.) dicendum est morbum provenire a causis consimilibus. Ita in 12a Ratione Inimicitiæ Carceris &c. In 5a Ratione voluptatis, Lusus saltationis gaudii &c/

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Whether the sicknes be Naturale or Accidentalle. Inwarde or outwarde/. in the bodie or in the Minde/ capitulum/

The signifier of the cause of the sicknes After the opinion of some. is the 6 house and the plannete or plannetes in the sixte house, which signifie the sicknes comminge of any Inwarde or naturalle cause. And the sicknes shalbe Accordinge to the strength of those plannets for yf they be stronge the disease shall be strong et econtra. yf they be evill the dizease shalbe evill

But the signifier of the Sicknes that coms of Any Accidente is the Lorde or dispositor of the 6. house, And the malevolente plannet, which Doth Afflicte the or the or Lord ascendentis or the plannet from whom the Lord Ascendentis did laste separate or is then presente in or aspecte in the tyme of the question And the Dizeases comminge by Accidente ar thes Dronkennes Surfete. cold taken upon heate. thoughte grife feare/ a froughte, a squate a bruse, by moch labor/ or travaille. or Drinkinge beinge hote, Lechery, or by Love. or by takinge of medisons secretly or openly

But this we determine of the bodie of man/ we give the Sonne the Mone. the Ascendente Toe signifie the bodie of the sicke Inwardly. for yf they be stronge and free from evill. then they signifie the bodie of the sick Inwardly to be well et econtra/

|The [add. MS Ashmole 363]| Lord ascendentis Lord of the house of Lord of the hous of Lord of the howare thes signifie the Accidentalle sicknes for yf they. or the moste parte of them be opprest or afflicted, by som evill Combuste, Retrograd or infortunate plannet by or aspecte yt seams the sicknes is Accidentall of som extraordinary And outward Cause as of Surfete Dronkenes Lechery, hurte, bruse | [add. MS Ashmole 389]| medison or such like

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125Dominus 6e in Ascendente not Remotus and in |in [add. MS Ashmole 363]| 11o separans a dominus 11e in in 11o and apply to domino 6e. in . in Ascendente. then yt is certain that the diseas coms by propogation of nature |and [add. MS Ashmole 363]| by succession, for his predicessors were trobled with the same dizease and it is a dizease adherente to the kindred/ that coms And goes like the wind collick and the stone and gripinge in the belly paine in the back and syde of moch flem and collor paine in the shoulders head & hanches Redy to vomit/

126yf the Lord ascendentis. as in 26 retrograd in 9o or fallen into the 8 house. be lord of the house of : vz yf be in or though in Ascendente. And yf in also perigrin in 6o. be Lord of the house of yf be dominus hore in combuste goinge to the . Then the party hath taken som medison or pouder the which is cause of the sicknes for the sicknes is not naturalle but Againste nature and provoked. & the partie knoweth therof. and was consente h{ere}unto yt.

127yf Dominus ascendentis be retrograd and in 9o or fallen into the 8 house. And dominus 9 in 6o. perigrin and apply to domino ascendentis. the partie hath taken som medison/ which is cause of her sicknes as ellebor/

Dominus 6e. in ascendente It is hereditarius morbus and coms by constellation of his birth. and his parentes hath had it befor him. especially yf doe separat a domino 4e and apply to Domino ascendentis. or to domino 6e or to any plannet in Ascendente

Dominus ascendentis in 6o. the disease coms by Accident thorowe his owne folly.

yf dominus ascendentis be in 6o. and dominus 6e. in Ascendente. then his disease is 2 fold. for he hath heriditarius morbus. that is {som} diseas that comms by propagation from his parentes or predicessers which were trobled with the like diseas And also he hath som other disease accidentall thorow his owne folly and negligence

128When ther is a fixed signe in 6o and be in 8o and apply to domino 6e in Angulo strong in his dignitie or to a plannet in signo 6e. thought it be to Domino Ascendentis in signo 6e the disease will stand longe upon the partie. Thomas hubberd 1607. 18 february Wednesday p m at 15 post 6. him self/

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129yf dominus ascendentis be in 6o in a fixed signe and apply to domino 7e. et 8e. by or in 7. the disease will not leave the partie till Death. for she is cause of her own disease. Ellin horton/

Dominus 6e. in 4o stronge as in . the disease is strong on the partie and he hath a cold stomake & cold lyver

130Dominus ascendentis in 7o in his detriment or fal or combust perigrin or Retrograd the parti is an enimi to him selfe. and wilbe the cause of his own Death. or of the Continuance of his |owne [add. MS Ashmole 363]| disease/<A lacuna in MS Ashmole 389 starts here and MS Ashmole 363 provides the best reading. >

Whether the disease be in the body or mind or in both. Capitulum

Sometime one cometh to knowe his disease, when he is sicke in his mind, and not in his body, or it falls out that one is sicke and will not be knowne, what or where his disease is, or one is sick for love and so cometh and pineth away, or hath taken some deep conceite, as sometimes there cam a Gentlewoman of good creadit unto me, from farre, for the reporte, she had heard of me, that was more sicke in her mind, then in her body, and lodging in the Cittie, where I <MS Ashmole 363, f. 139r> then dwellte with a Sister of hers, caused her husband to bringe me unto her, faiming her selfe much greevt and not well. When I came to her, our selves beinge lefte alone, she showed me her urine, accordinge to that ordinary custome, and desireth my Judgement, I having set in my booke before I went forth, knowing the course of heaven yeelded no disease, but some paine of her head and eyes, and so I gave my Judgemente, and she then demaundeth of me, whether I found nothinge ells, and I told her no, neither had she any other disease in her body, She saide she was troubled with a greater matter the which, if I could not finde she thought my skill was not sufficiente to give her remedie for it: And therfore she saide further I am sorrey that I have taken so greate a Journy to some so farre unto you, the which I perceive is not such in respecte of your skill, as it reported to be. And I am also sorry that I have troubled you so much, and againe that it is not my good fortuine to find that good and knowledge at your hands as others have done. Well gentlwoman, quod I, give two howers libertie to consider of your estate, and I will see if I can find anything ells. I will Sir, quoth she. So weé departed and I went my way, whom to consider of the matter, and perused well my question, and could find no other paine in her body nor disease but only in her head as aforesayde, but in canvising many bookes, and matters, I sifted her mind, where in the end I found to be the greateste disease and much prolexitie, at dinertime I was sent for againe, wherewith many specches of merth the time overpast, and every man risen, the gentlewoman withdrue her selfe into her chamber, and sent for me to conferre againe of her estate, and I told her as before I found no other disease <MS Ashmole 363, f. 139v> in her body, but only in her head and keept the rest of the secret matter to my selfe, because she seemeth to deale so coningly with me, and thought to overretched me, and try my skill so deeply. The Gentlewoman perteyninge all in one tall, and to harpe allwayes in one stringe, contented me for my paines, Saying Sir you are not the man, that I looketh for, or did hope to finde that can no better discerne my greéve, I am very sorry, I have troubled you, yea Gentlewoman quoth I, and I am very sorrie also that you should be so troublesome both to me and to yourselfe, to the which neéd not have beene, if the greéve of your mind, were noe greater then the greéve of your body, but because the disease of the mind are not seéne in a pispotte, it pertaines not to me, but rather to a dyvine that can give good counsell, of the which at this time you have more neéde therof then of medicine to cure any disease of your body you had little need of either of them at thise present. And so I leave you quoth I, and so I turned aboute and I stept quickly out of the doore. The Gentlewoman halfe astonied at my words, and in a greate quandare stood still while I telleth but when I was gone down, the stares being revived and come to her selfe perceiving that I touched her somethinge comes down the starres, amaine, and are I was out of the streéte caught me by the clocke, and pluckte me back againe, and desireth to have some further conference with me, but I told her no, and seemeth ill willinge thereto, but she would not leave me till she had gote me into her chamber againe, and then she shut the doore, and sate downe against it, because I should not get forth againe. And then asked me, what I mente that I sayd, she was more sicker in her mind then in body, Well, Gentlewoman quoth I, because here after you shall not saye that <MS Ashmole 363, f. 140r> you have found lesse in me, then was reported, unto you, I will now unfould my mind more largly unto you, because yourselfe shall not saye your Journy hath bene invaine, and againe, because I will not have arte blemished. This it is you come unto me with a pispott to knowe your disease of your body or rather the disease of your mind, but how should the greéfe of the mind be diserned therein, when the disease of the body cannot be seéne therein, I never saw a Gentlewoman of your vocation having so deepe occation to use good counsell, to mocke a man of arte with a pispott. Thou shouldest have delt plainly with mee, and not fraudulently, if you ment to have any succour at my hands, and have told me the greéfes of thy mind, for the which cause you are come to me, it seemeth to me that thou hast loved a Gentleman besides thy husband a longe time, and of late, for that thou waste familier with another, thou and this gentleman are fallen out, so farre, that he hath sworne to reveale thy doeings to thy husband, that loves thee better then thou deservest, and for feare hereof thou art much perplexed in thy mind, which made the come unto me for good Councell to prevent the mischeefe and harme that may, and is like to Insue hereof for thy creadit and whole estate dependeth thereon. If it once come to thy husbands eares. The Gentlewoman when I had told her this tale, was so amazed on the one side, and so ashamed on the other, that she wiste not, what to say, but presently burst out in a weepinge, sayinge Sir it is true, It is true And I am so much ashamed if my follie herein, that I am hartely sorry for provoking you so much, and in the end she repeated the hole matter her selfe, and desireth my Councell therein, and best <MS Ashmole 363, f. 1