Skip to main content

Full text of "IAPSOP-spirit_of_partridge_n16_jan_1_1825"

See other formats

KEEN. "NE ee ne b o RE MED  GBÉÓQ 

THE ' 



No. XVI. Saturduy, January 1, 1825. [Price 4d. > 

Will the Querent 
succeed in an Ac- 
tion to recover Da- 
mages which he is 
about to commence? 

December 16, 

]824. . 




Sir, | | 
Tue inclosed horary figure relates toa matter — 
in which I have very much at stake, if you will favour me 
with your judgment, you will muéh oblige au admirer of 
your Work, aud 

Monday Morning, | A YOUNG ASTROLOGER. 
December 20th, 1824. | 


Tuer ascendant and its lord, with the Moon, are signifi- 
cators of the querent; and the seventh and its lord, are 
sigtificators of the adversary. Here we find the Moon in 
sextile to Mercury and Herschel, and separating from a 
square of Mars (lord of the tenth and disposer of the Moon * 
applying to a partile square of Jupiter (lord of the niuth, 
and disposer of the Sun, lord of the ascendant). The Sua, 

. lord of the ascendant, is posited in tlie fifth, separatiug 
from a trine of Jupiter (lord of the ninth), who is retrograde 



in the ascendant, in opposition to Mars (lord of the teuth 
and disposer of the Moon) all of which are exceedingly un- 
" favourable towards the querent gaining the suit, Se-. 
condly, we observe that Saturn, lord of the seventh, above 
the Earth, retrograde in his own dignities, in reception 
* with Mercury, and disposing of Mercury, Herschel, Veuus, 
and Mars; and Saturn in sextile to Jupiter and in trine 
to Mars, is by no means favourable to the querent ; 
therefore, on the whole we should recommend the querent 
to defer this intended action, as we feel certain he would 
lose money by the suit, : 


Further Remarks on the Figure. 

Mars, lord of the tenth (significator of the judge and 
disposer of the Moon), in opposition to the ascendant .and 
in trine to Saturn (his disposer) lord of the seventh, is, 

= without doubt, a most favourable symbol that the quesited 

, would gain the suit. Also b in x to %, and in A to 
£» lords of the quesited's 11th and 4th, signifies the 




(Continued from Page 301.] 
The Conjunction of Saturn and Mercury, 

Ir Saturn be significator, makes the querent subtle and 
crafty, fond of researches into antiquity, one of consider» 



able learning, and much gravity, though not always of the 
most agreeable manners. If Mercury be siguificator, he 
is dull, suspicious, mean, cowardly, calculating and co- 
vetous ; ; should he turn his attention to literature, he may 
gain some knowledge, although with great labour, and 
should he be an author, his writings may bring him into 
some disgrace. | 

The Conjunction of Saturn with the Moon. 

If Saturn be significator, makes the person restless, un- 
settled in his purposes, and often changing his residences 
not very fortunate, though he may sometimes benefit by 
the populace and the lower order of women “If the Moon 
be significator, he is poor, miserable, and dejected, of un- ` 
pleasant manners aud sullen ‘disposition, extremely unfor- 
tunate, and though possessing scarcely any property, he is 
uncommonly covetous; with much suspicious caution, he 
frequently commits the most unaccountable errors in 
affairs of the greatest importance, as, through excess of 
prudence, he is very likely te doubt and deliberate in the 
anomeut for action. | 

The Conjunction-of Jupiter and Mars, 

The latter being significator, the querent is bold, proud, 
and ambitious, fond of martial enterprises and exploits, a 
good soldier or surgeon, though he may lose much hy 
strife and contention, and sometimes receive wounds in 
quarrels. lf Jupiter be siguificator, he is good, pious, and 
just; he ig eminently successful in the law or. the church, 
nd often makes a fortune by these means. . 


The Conjunction of Jupiter and the Sun, 

Wf Jupiter be siguificator, renders the querent weak, 
eredulous, and servile; he iucurs the displeasure of men 
in power, by whom he is much oppressed, and often 
ruined; he has bad health, and is generally a vain loqua- 
cious character, indulging in fanciful speculations about 
religion and other matters, for which he is totally unqua- 
lified. If Jupiter be significator, his power is so mucii 
destroyed by the power of the Sun, that he has but very 
little effect, though some say the person will be very re- 
ligious —— | | 

The Conjunction of Jupiter and Venus, 

' W Jupiter be significator, ptoibises the greatest happi- 
mess; the querent is highly favoured by the female sex, 
by whose nieatis he gains great advancement; he is rich, 
prosperous, and fortunate, very healthy, ahd greatly ad- 
mired and respected. If Venus be significator, it denotes 
great beauty of person, tiches, honouts, ecclesiastical pre- 
ferment; the petson so represented js truly virtuous, 
pious, kind, and beneficent to all, with the greatest good- 
ness of heaft, and a dispositiói that will command univer- 
sal esteem ahd love, — ' 

' Thè Conjunction of Jupftef and Mercury. 

If Jupiter be éignificator, makes a man of great learn- 
ing, a good lawyer or divine, of éxcellent abilities and 
much information, If Mercury be significator, he is mile. 
humane, religious, fond of literature, possessing an elegaut. 
mind and a geutle engaging disposition; he is raised to. 


eminence, and, protected by powerful patrons, he ac- 
‘cumulates great riches, and is in general extremely 

The Conjunction of the Moon and J upiter. 

If the latter be significator, makes the person so repre- 
sented restless aud changeable, though seldom sutliciently 
settled to accumulate much wealth; he is on the whole 
very fortunate, he often gaius considerably by marriage, 
and is a' general favourite with the fair sex; he is a great 
traveller, and is eminently successful in maritime affairs. 
If the Moon be significator, he is fortunate in ecclesiastical 
affairs ; he obtains great wealth, though he is liable to lose 
some of this by canting hypocritical persons, who impose 
upon. the natural kindness and generosity of his disposition ; 
he has, however, too inuch good fortune to be injured by 
these persons to any extent. 

The Conjunction of Mars with the Sun, 

If the Sun be significator, makes the querent brave, but 
headstrong and violent; he will perhaps attain some con- 
siderable rank in the army or navy, but he will be fre- 
quently wounded, and most probably die in battle, or be 
killed by some accident, or he may fall a victim to some 
contagious fever. When Mars is significator, he is in 
danger from fire, lightning, or infectious fevers; it has 
been said in this case, and perhaps with great truth, “ he 
has the favour of kings and princes, and it may be their 
frowns too, to his utter undoing; he may rise vsum but 
perhaps to a precipice.” 



The Conjunction of Mars and Venus, 

If Mars be significator, makes the querent kind and 
gentle on the whole, though sometimes rather hasty; he 
is moderately fortunate, extremely fond of women, and 
not always very particular as to their respectability. If 
Venus be significator, he is wicked and debauched, 
a companion of prostitutes, from whom he geavrally re- 
ceives great injury; a drunkard, generally brawling in 
taverns and alehouscs; though he may sometimes meet with 
good fortune, he will qüickly dissipate whatever property 
he may possess in the company of the most worthless of 
mankind. . | i 

` The Conjunction of Mars with Mercury, 

If Mars be significator, represents the querent as pos- 
. sessed of considerable ability, a skilful mechanic or a good 
mathematician, one ef an. acute, sarcastic wit; if in the 
army or wavy, for which he is well qualified, he obtains 
great reputation for his bravery, and is distinguished still 
more for the policy of his measures; he is never very scru- 
pulous as to the means he employs, and will pay but little 
respect to the possessions or persons of others, when he 
cau gain any advantage by sacrificing them to his own 
interest. If Mercury be significator, he makes a cheat or 
swindler, a thief, robber, a treacherous miscreant, a fre- 
queuter of gaming-houses, rash, furious, and blood- 
thirsty. i 


The Corjunction of Mars and the Moon, 

If Mars be significator, makes one of an unsettled life 
and temper, and a favourite of females; he'is frequently a 
waudering adventurer, more remarkable for the variety of 
his fortune than his.success or his abilities. Ifthe Moon 
be significator, he is a bold, enterpriring character, fre 
quently in in great danger of a violeut death, a gcod surgeon 
or soldier, though seldom noted for much humanity ; ifa 
woman, she is likely to be agduded; 

The Conjunction of the Sun and Venus, 

If the Sun he significator, denotes one of soft and effemi- 
nate manners, a pleasing address, a great admirer of the 
ladies; ; he is top much given to extravagance and dissipa- 
tion. . If Venus be significator, he is of short life, unfortuy 
pate, and oppressed, too sickly to make much exertion, 
very proud and extravagaut. 

(To be continued.] .' 

E ! , 

Showing the Moon's distance from the Sun. 




—Mrááan, | ——nm. | em——— |-——) es | M HÓ 

"uem zivimjxim|sin|s 
a[m|z|wim|x|v|spmie jm 
m|z|wieixive|s|n|e alm] = 
gly =| xiv s m|e aima 
olal xlr saie al mjam E 

3 |x 
a |3 




Explanation to the Table. 

As. all astronomical calculations-are made by counting . 
the number of signé, &c.. we thought the. above Table 
would be aeceptable to a young. beginner. Example,. 
suppose (*) to be 20 degrees in II, and the ¢ in f) 20 de- 
grees. Here the q is two signs distance from the ©,’ 
had the C been 27 degrees in yp, she would have been. 
7. signs and 7 degrees distance from the ©, This Teble: 

R2. | 


will be found useful to those who use the @ in horary 
questions ; for, so far asthe ( is distant from the ©, so far 
is the @ from the ascendant; therefore, if the ascendant 
were tip 20 degrees, the ( 7 signus 7 degrees distance from 
the ©, as before mentioned, the G would, aecording to the 
common way of taking it, fall in m 7 degrees. i 

oct lae 

Relative io the Restoration of the Bourbon Family. 

In the Astrologers Magazine for February 1798, the 
month succeeding that in which Louis the Sixteenth of 
France met his fate on the scaffold, are the following ob- 
servations, which may serve as a convincing proof of the 
verity of astrology. 

Speaking of the figure erected for the time of that un- 
fortunate monarch’s decapitation, the writer says, ** In this 
scheme we find' the cusp ef the fifth house in the radix 
culminating; the lord of the fifth radically strong in his. 
own domal dignities, and here lord of the tenth, and po- 
sited in the ascendant, and in the strongest of all reccp-- 
tions with Mars, lord thereof, from all of which it is suf- 
ficiently clear to me, That Royalty is still to remain with 
the house of Bourbon, who shall once more ascend the 
throne of Franee. But as the lord of the tenth is weak, 
and disposed of by Mars in the 12th, it will be a limited: 
monarchy; and as Mercury, lord of the third, is posited in. 
the tenth, I judge the King's brother will be Regent. 

P mn “ WES 




Anno 1654 —He made peace with the Dutch, sent a 
fleet to the West Indies, under the command of Pen, made 
a league with Sweden, &c.; he had now the Sun to the 
Sextile of Venus in mundo dd. but in the second table the 
(2 ad * %, and indeed either of them may be allowed 
such an effect. 

- Anno 1655.—His army in the West Indies was destroyed 
by the oversight of the commander ; the fleet took Jamaica; ` 
. he received addresses from divers parts of the nation, and 
he appoints a committee to provide relief for the poor 
Protestants in Piedmont. He had now his Moon directed 
to the Trine of Mars in Zediaco S. I. but a very ill 
revolution, Mars on his ascendant in square to the Moon. 

` Anno 1656.—There was a plot against his life by some 
of his guard, and also to set White-hall on fire; but it was 
discovered, and Sindercom apprehended, and also cou- 
demned for it, but died in the Tower; and as it was supposed 
he poisoned himself. The protector also called a parliament, 
er something like it, who confirmed ‘him in his title and 
power that he had before: He had now his Sun ad D & 
in Zodiaco, and te the parallel of Jupiter in Zodiaco also; - 
which are very like the effects of this year, In his revo- 
hition he had his Sun in conjunction with Jupiter and trine 
of Saturn, and the Moon in trine to the Sun and Jupiter,. 
and in conjunction with Saturn. 

Anno 1657.—He sent forces into Flanders to fight the- 



Spaniards, he took Dunkirk; &c. He had now the Moon 
ad x b in Zodiaco S. L. and the Sun ad O b in Zodiaco 
likewise. In the revolution he had his Moon ow the 
radical ascendant m trine to Saturn. 

But in Anno 1658.— After the great success of his army 
in Flanders, the confirmation of his title, and many other 
public affairs of state being dispatchcd by him; as the 
relief of the persecuted: Protestants in Poland and Bohemia,. 
his preserving those in Piedmont from the French perse- 
cution, &c. On September the 3d, he died of an inter-- 
mitting fever, having been sick about a month, and was. 
taken at Hampton-court, to which place he resorted once- 
a week. I know some pretend he was poisoned, and also 
say they knew the man, which was one of the physicians ;. - 
and so let him be for me, for that doth. not concern my 
business here in hand: If his doctor did poison him, and. 
then brag of it, I think be was a very ill man; for what- 
ever Oliver was, either as to his power, principles, or 
religion, if very bad i all, was no authority for him tø- 
commit a private murder, nor any way extequate his 
crimes of murder and blood ;. but aggravated and ‘made 
more hainous, as being done by his physician ; which would; 
be of ill consequence, shouid such things grow into custom. 
and approbation; and whoever should encourage such a 
thing, would be very unwilling to suffer by the same way 
themselves: therefore in a word, if the physician did do. 
it, l think he was the worst of men. About June this 
year, the Moon, who is giver of life, came to the parallel of. 
Mars in Mundo Motu Converso ; and about the latter end. 
of August following, he had the Moon to the parallel of: 


Mars in mundo motu directo: and this followed by the 
Moon to her own square in Zodiaco Sine lat. the Moon to 
the parallel of Saturn in mundo motu directo & motu 
Converso; the Moon to the square of Satürn in mundo 
motu Converso, also to the square of Mars in mundo motu 
Conserso. Thus you see he had seven directions vioient 
and malefick (and not one good direction between) to kill 
kim: which not only in this, but in any other case to the 
Giver of Life, shall do the same without shamming in the 
asceudant to the square of Mars, as our Popish conjurer 
you see hath done; and yet at the same time take the con- 
fidence to tell the world tho Horoscope was Giver of Life, 
when the Sun is but cleven degrees 33 minutes distant 
from the ascendant, which according to all the Astrological 
authors that I have read, is, and ought to be Giver of Life. 
As you may see in Ptolomy's Quadriparti, lib. 3, cap. 18, 
Campanella, lib. 4, cap. 4, artic. 2, with many others that 
I would desire the worthy gentleman to look over, and 
examine them well, and after he hath done that to resolve 
us what he means by that expression in his Doctrine of 
Nativities, pag. 258, where he says, the Sun cannot te 
giver of life, if he were in an aphetical place, because the 
birth is nocturnal. Methinks it sounds a little odd. 

But yet further to clear this point about the Hileg; 
because I have mentioned my suthority for it, I will also 
prove it plainly from my author’s words, with the book 
and chapter, lest he may reassume his accustomed gift of 
impudence, and deny my quotations, as he did in his reply 
to my almanack of 1687, when those quotations were real!y 
true, as these are. The translation that 1 use, is that of 


Melancthion, which is the best translation of Ptolomy ia. 
being, and hath I think given the trnest' meaning of 
Ptolomy's words; and if you please but to look into the 
eleventh chapter of that Quadripartite, aud the third book, 
^ you will there find these words:—Cum autem querimus in 
his locis potentissimum, primus erit Medium Cali, deinde 
Horoscopus, postea undecima domus succedens Medio Celis 
deinde occasins, postea Nonus domus dAntecedens Medium 
Celi. ln this chapter he is labouring to prove, and also 
to lay down by rule the place ofthe prorogator; and after. 
he hath spent some time to show the prorogatory place 
in general, he comes in the words beforementioned to the 
particulars, and which of them do precede in power and 
-order ; and therefore, says he, when we inquire who is 
most powerful in these places, the first in order is the 
mid-heaven; next after that the ascendant, then the 
eleventh house, then the seventh, and last of all the ninth. 
And the reason why he is so particular in this case, is 
because the Sun and Moon may be sometimes both in 
prorogatory places, and both contend for priority ; there- 
fore in such a case these rules are to be considered aiid 
compared with those ofthe 13th chapter of the same book ; 
by which it may be decided which of the two have the 
yeal power of Hileg, or giver of life. Hence certainly our 
author by taking such pains and care to Jay down particular 
rules how to elect the giver of life, did intend-a greater use 
to be made of it, than any of our late pretenders, I per- 
ceive, are aware of,-which seems more plain from the first 
paragraph of the 14th chapter, where he discourseth 
wholely of the Anaretical poiut, aud who or what he 


judgeth to be Anareta, yet he allows none to be directed 
to that point, but the Hilcg, or giver of tife ; and, therefore, 
lie begins that chapter with these words :—Znvento Proro- 
gatore, duo modi sumendi sunt, &c, 

Now, if this doctrine be true, aud that the professors of . 
this science will be pleased to allow the great Ptolomy a 
share in their good opinions; then this lying oracle of 
ours is quite out of doors, and besides the mark in his own 
trade, when he tells the world, that the Suu cannot be 
giver of life, if he were in au apblelical place; as iu the 
page before quoted. For wheu he allows the ascendant 
in Cromwell's nativity, the power of Hileg, aud the Sun at 
, the same time within 12 degrees of the cusp, and locally 
in it, seems to me a substantial piece of nonsence, quite 
contradictory to tlie most approved authors in beiug, who 
_ allow all of them, that the ascendant is the second place in 
power to entertain the prorogator; and that the Sun there 
is also certainly Hileg, if the Moon is not abovethe earth. 
So that should I insist on no other reason but this, it would 
be sufficient to prove the figure and time of his nativity 
false ; and this because he makes that imaginary. direction 
of the ascendant to the square of Mars, the only one to 
piove the truth ofthe whole calculation. For if we should 
allow such a direction in that figure, as the Sun to the 
square of Mars, (which indeed there is none before he 
should be ninety-one years of age) yet wholely mis- 
applied, and a power’ given to it quite distinct from the 
order of nature, and the authority of authors; the ascend- 
ant not having power to kill when the Sun is in the 
horoscope, or any other place, giver of life. 1 bave been 



the ptainer and fuller in this point, because it is the pris- 
cipal foundation of nativities, and the only thing first to 
be kuown in the directions and predictions about life and 
sickness, and the only thing neglected and forgotten at 
this time among tlje professors, both oid and young ; they 
having only the name of it, but nothing of its power and 
use; but I have spoken enough, if understood ; and more 
will be to no purpose, if not understood. . NR l 
But again, in this nativity that he hath published and 
asserted for truth, there is another notorious error, and 
that is, he lets the Sun pass by the square of Mars, the 
square of Saturn, and botly of Japiter, lord of the eighth 
house iu the fourth, that fatal place as they call it; and 
kills him with the ascendant to one single direction only. 
Now, if we should allow that the ascendant had power; 
and did kill by direction to the square of Mars; why 
should not the Sun to those three fatal directions before- 
mentioned, give the native the same effect of death long 
before, as they did now? I khow<ho reason to the con- 
trary, according to that sort of astrology which is common 
among most of thé professors, but especially used by this. 
our famous and most renowned nativity maker; as may 
appear by those ingenious and learned treatises that he. 
hath befriended the world with, being filled with abund- 
ance of errors and contradictions. But te- return to our 
business again; at the time of this gteat hero’s death, 
besides the directions mentioned as the true natural causes. 
thereof; there were other things worth out consideration 
that did concur as coticothitants to the same; aid the first 
was his revolution for that year, aud indeed a very ret. 



markable one it was, if we consider it well and fully. And 
seeing I have mentioned something of revolutions, I wii] 
also speak a word or two of their use and abuse. The 
professors of this age make a great bustle about the exact 
time of a revolution, that is, to find the exact minute and 
second when the Sun comes to his radical place, for which 
purpose they have inyented a great many fooleries, and to 
little purpose; but when this exact and critical time’ is 
obtained, and a figure set, they gravely tell us of strange 
and prodigious effects that the planets have by beiug iu 
‘particular houses therein; that the horoscope aud mid- 
heaven of a. revolutional figure, is of a great siguification 
both to the nafive's life and reputation. Nay, they are 
now grown fo that perfection in tbeir trade of this kind, 
that they work directions in that figure like as they do in 
the Radix; to which purpose also they have made usa 
measure of time, with other kincs of tables to compicte 
their folly, and render their art ridiculous. When indeed 
the aucient and moge autheutic authors have taken no 
notice of such things as these; and Piotomy himself hath 
not above four lines in his four books that have any relation 
to the revolutions in nativities; and therefore how they 
came by ail these whims, it would be worth while to con- 
sider, (for we have not ove word about them iu Firmicus 
oue of the oldest astrologers we have, that came after 
Ptofomy,) and perhaps may find a spare sheet in my next 
treatise, to unriddle the juggles that they have jumbled 
- together to cheat themselves, and the rest of mankind. 
For I doassure you, there is nothing iu their method of 
revolution, neither can they fetch their authority further 


back than Origanus, Argol, Schoner, Hispalensis, Junctines’ 
and two or three more of tiem that have taken it upon 
very slender authority, and they that still follow, do every 
one endeavour to improve the errors of him that went 
before. For 1 will now soberly ask one question, and 
that is, to tell me what they have found ia the revolutional . 
directions, that was not as plainly discovered by the trau- 
sists in the revolution, aud the returns? If so, what should 
we go to make abundauce of confusion when it may be 
done with less trouble? And to be plain with you, the: 
truth and mystery of revolutions doth really consist in 
nothing else but the transits and returns of the planets fo 
the radical points and parts of the nativity, and to the 
places of direction. And to this end there is no need of 
abundance of labour to gain the exact time of the Suns” 
return fo his radical Mace; if you miss ten minutes of it in 
time, it will be no great matter of error in your judgment,’ 
if you understand your business. And to say the truth 
the radical figure may very well servefor every revolutiou 
throughout the native's whole life, placing the planets in 
the degrees of those signs that they shall be found in at 
the time of the San's return to his radical place, or nepr it.’ - 
And after this manner I will give the figure of this great 
native's final revolution, and it is as followeth :— 


, Y IN] | 

"d | 


\7 ; S Sei 
PL. A a o 


Sanasana a 

S % 
of Revolutio Solis & Logi T | 
Re Planetarum ad tempus O. 
| Rediti., quod fuit die Ne 
Pa ag (|24 Aprilis circa horain IET 
NS sextain 1658. SL 2 
| TM ||  Lunaad A b. $ | 
e Letitudo Londini. ec 
o e 
| No ES 
9 Y 
e CA 6 À 
mW. 3 S a S OS Ly 



eral al 3 m Q 9 49] y 052] p 05s 

(To be Continued.] 




In consequence of the difficulty of making the calculations: 
for the Astronomical Tables in the short space uf a week, with 
the correctness so essentially necessary, we beg leave to in- 
form our readers, that, Tor the present, at least, ** The Spirit of 

` Partridge” will appear once a Fortnight after No. 16, instead of 

Weekly as before, 
M. C. will find a Letter for hiin at our publisher's, 
M. £z S. isreceived, and will be attended to shortly. 

J. H. is perfectly right, respecting the Motion of Direction. 

Q. G. R. is informed that the Work he alludes to, i$ not a 
work fit fora young beginner ;«e.he had better have Wilson's 
Astrological Dictionary. | 

M. S. F.’s cannot be attended to as requested, as the Na- 
tivity will require too inuch labour in calcuiation. 
^ Miss G. will find the New Astronomical Diagram very use- 

ful in explaining r the Aspects of the Planets, 
P. 8, will ind the New Tranelation of Ptolomy very aiaerent 

from Sibley’s. 
No. XV. p. 301, 1. 1, for end, read ends, 
I, 4, for assists, read assist. 
p. 303, l. 2, after decumbiture, leave oul or. 


All communications to be addressed to the Editor, posts 
ae s Messrs. Davis and Dicxson, 17, St Martiu's-le- 
rau | 

Davis & Dickson, Printers, 
St. Martin's-le-Grand, London.