by William Lilly, 1602-1681. Edited by David R. Roell.
Synopsis: In 1647, William Lilly, renowned throughout England, sat down to write his famous book on astrology. He was ill, but he had foreseen that. He decided that rather than struggle with clients while sick, he would give himself a year to study, reflect, and write. But before he was quite finished with his book, plague swept through London, killing two of his servants, and forcing Lilly and family to flee to the countryside.
This is Book Three, An Easie and plaine Method Teaching How to judge upon Nativities, the conclusion of his great work, Christian Astrology. Continued below.
For the first time, unique to this edition: All the text and all the tables, completely reset. Spelling and verbs modernized. Glossary of obscure terms, including Latin words and phrases. Calculations in modern format. All 24 solar returns and all 12 profection charts in standard wheel format. Fixed star positions updated to 1 January 2005. Modern symbols for aspects (including minor aspects) used throughout. Primaries untangled, as much as possible. Set page-for-page, nearly line-for-line, to match Lilly's original.
Astrology Classics, 388 pages.
First House: Diverse ways of rectifying nativities; To erect a scheme of heaven by the tables of Regiomontanus; Things to consider before giving judgment; If the native will live long or not; The Hylech, Hyleg or Apheta; Lord of the geniture; Complexion or temperament of the body; Manners of the native; Wit; Stature; Color of face & hair; Fat or thin; Fortune or misery of native
Second House: If the native will be rich; The means by which he will find his estate; If by legal or other means; If it will endure
Third House: If will have brothers or sisters; Of their fortunes; Of their unity or concord
Fourth House: Of the mother; If the birth was difficult, if the mother survived; If the native will have his father's estate; Of the agreement of the parents; If the parents like the native; Of the fortunes to be found in mines
Of the Sixth House: Weakness of sight; Native's diseases curable or not; Of servants & cattle
Of the Seventh House: Will obtain a wife easily or no; Of the number of wives; From where will find a wife; What manner of wives, if fair or deformed; Of love between native & wife; Whether native or wife will die first; Of the marriage of women
Of the Fifth House: How many children the native will have
Of the Ninth House: Whether the native will travel; Cause of travel; Success in travel; Religion of the native; Of Dreams; If the native will have dignity or deferments, or not; What manner of preferment; If dignity or honor will continue; Of the profession of the native; Aphorisms concerning profession; Of friends; Of agreement among friends
Of the Twelfth House: What manner & quality of enemies; If the native shall overcome, or be overcome by, his enemies; Of captivity or imprisonment; Of death, whether violent or natural
Forecasting: How long a direction will last; Effects of the five hylegiacal places (ascendant, midheaven, sun, moon, Part of Fortune); Ascendant directed to Jupiter; Midheaven to promitors; Midheaven to fixed stars; Sun to promitors; Sun to fixed stars; Moon to promitors; Directions of the Part of Fortune; Measure of time in directions; Profections, their use & effects; How to judge profections; Profections to the ascendant & moon, by house; Profection of the midheaven & sun; Profectional sign of the Part of Fortune & the sign of the second house; Of Revolutions; Of the return of the planets to their own places, and to the places of the other planets in the radix; Transit of planets
The Nativity of an English Merchant Astrologically Handled:
Directions of the Five Hylegical Places: Directions, Solar returns and Profections for the English Merchant, year by year, from 1644 to 1666.
1. Charts for an English Merchant.
2. Fixed Stars, positions for 1 January 2005.
3. Useful tables from Christian Astrology book 1.
The Nativity of an English Astrologer.
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