PLANETS IN HOUSES
FIRMICUS: MATHESIS 3RD CENTURY AD
Saturn, when located by day on the ascendant, will bring the native to birth with a great cry. The one born will be the eldest of all children or, if any is born before him, that one will be separated from the parents. That god always, by day, on any of the angles, will make the native the first-born or the first to be reared, or he destroys those born before. But he makes the natives themselves boastful and full of pride.
If Saturn is on the ascendant by day and Mars is on another angle or theanafora(signbefore) ofanangle, thisindicatesmanyevils -immense danger and loss ofinheritance. But often, if there is no benefic planet in a favorable location in aspect to them, or if Mars receives the influence of the waxing Moon, this will make for a violent death.
But if Saturn is located by night on the degree of the ascendant, the native will be hindered by the greatest weariness and will always be oppressed by hard labor. Some will be allotted occupations around water, but of such a kind that they will always be worn out by hard work.
When Saturn occupies the second house from the ascendant, he indicates serious illnesses and great reverses of fortune. The native becomes the murderer of his wife and children, a frequent agitator of great public disturbances, and he wastes his maternal and paternal
inheritances. He is slow in all his activities and suffers from constant bodily afflictions.
If Mars is on any of the angles or is in opposition or square aspect to the Sun or the waxing Moon, this will make wretched paupers, their bodies burdened with daily toil.
Saturn in the second house by day will slowly and gradually provide an increase in income. The natives themselves he makes withdrawn, recluses, poor in mind, always denying that they own anything. Some will get their living from watery professions Or business having to do with liquids.
Saturn in the third house makes the natives slow, sluggish, seeking no kind of income. If he is with the Moon and Mercury in this house the natives will be stupidly malicious, ready with sacrilegious words against divinity. They will always lose their possessions and be thieves, but the kind who never make a profit from their thievery. If Mars is in aspect to them in any way he will make informers, sycophants, evil malicious people, always destined to an evil death.
Misers, hoarders of gold and silver are those who have Saturn by day in the fourth house. By night in this house he makes them waste their paternal inheritance, and he indicates an early death for the father. He also causes serious illnesses and horrible chills for the natives and always brings ill repute in early years. .
If Saturn is in conjunction with the Moon or in opposition or square aspect to her, this will make the native sterile. It forces him to adopt strangers as his children or to have strangers as guardians for his wards. It deforms his body with constant illness and hidden pains, makes the mother a widow at an early age, and brings the native constant pains in the stomach and serious illness from women.
Saturn in the fifth house, if by day, will make kings and leaders, very powerful men. But if the Sun is on the degree of the ascendant and Saturn comes into conjunction with the waxing Moon, continual good luck and great power are indicated. But if Jupiter and not the Sun is on the ascendant, this will make magistrates of lesser degree and governors of individual states; it will also make masters of great income so that from their own resources they can support others. But if neither Jupiter nor the Sun is on the ascendant and Saturn in the fifth house comes into conjunction with the waxing Moon, this will give wealth and inheritance. But the native will often be without a wife and will involve himself in unworthy sexual alliances.
If Saturn is in the fifth house by night, he allots a portion of good fortune over a period of time, but he produces a man slow in all his activities and makes his courage undependable. The waning Moon in conjunction with Saturn indicates some loss of inheritance and of whatever has been accumulated in life.
Destruction of the entire inheritance is indicated by Saturn in the
sixth house. He always makes a bad prediction in this house. He brings illnesses, especially if the waning Moon is in conjunction with him or in opposition or square aspect. This will produce men who are unlucky, unstable, of bad repute, never able to settle in one place.
But if, when Saturn is in the sixth house, Mars is in opposition or square aspect to him or in conjunction with him, this will produce hidden pains in the body, dysentery, and consumption; if there is no influence of a benefic planet the native will die of these diseases.
Saturn in the seventh house, that is, on the descendant, if in a morning rising and in a diurnal chart, will be favorable and will grant great possessions, but only when the threshold of old age is reached. In this house he allots an extended old age and makes the native a guardian of money. But he predicts hidden pains in the body, hemorrhoids, or painful contractions of the muscles.
If Saturn is in this house in an evening rising, he makes boils around the anus and hemorrhoids, especially if Mars is in aspect. The natives are rheumatic and often have abscesses. They are always grieved by the very painful condition of their wives.
Saturn in the eighth house, if by day, allots an increase in income over a period of time. If he is in the house or the terms of Mars, he indicates for some an inheritance from the death of strangers.
But if he is in this house by night the inheritance will be lost. If the Moon is in opposition or square aspect, this is a bad portent; it is also bad if Saturn is in this house, the Moon is in the house of Saturn and in aspect as before. If Mars is in any aspect to the Moon thus located with Saturn, a violent death is indicated..But if Mars is in this position and Jupiter is in favorable aspect to the Moon and Saturn, the prospect is for favorable expectations in life; but the natives will always be insecure as to the affections of their wives.
Saturn in the ninth house will make famous magicians, renowned philosophers, or temple priests noted for their reputation for magic. According to the nature of the signs he also makes seers, diviners, and astrologers. These are always outstanding in their responses. Some carry on the rites of temples or are in charge of rituals. Sometimes they become long-haired philosophers or interpreters of dreams.
Saturn in this house by night indicates wrath of the gods and hatred of emperors, especially if the waning Moon is moving toward him in any way. But greater evils are predicted from gods and emperors if Mars from any direction is in aspect to Saturn and the Moon.
Emperors, generals, and praetorian prefects are the indication of Saturn in the tenth house, that is the MC. If Saturn is on the MC by day and in his exaltation with the Sun on the ascendant, this will make respectable farmers of good character, but wealthy, whose holdings are near the sea: rivers, or lakes. It will also provide large income, great glory, and inheritance from important persons, especially if Mars is not in
Ancient Astrology aspect. But if Mars is strongly aspected he will diminish this good fortune.
Saturn by night on the Me indicates misfortunes: loss of inheritance, no marriage, no children, especially if he is in the house or terms of a malefic planet. But if a benefic planet, that is, Venus or Jupiter, is in favorable aspect to Saturn thus located by night, those things which were denied will be given in another way. But in general, Saturn by night on any angle indicates the greatest evils. He destroys wives and children and always predicts grief from loss of relatives.
If Saturn in this house comes into aspect with the waning Moon, the native will be so burdened with poverty that he scarcely will have daily bread, especially if the waning Moon is in a feminine sign. But if Saturn comes into aspect with the waxing Moon, this indicates an unstable life; the native will not have one single course of life but constant change.
Mercury in aspect to Saturn in the tenth house will give sharpness of mind and a long life, especially if he is the ruler of the chart or the giver of life. But if these functions are taken over by some other planet, subtract 30 from the allotted years. Greater evils are indicated if Saturn is in opposition to the ruler of the chart or to the Giver of Life, especially if Mars is in opposition or square aspect to Saturn. For this will make paralytics, clownish hunchbacks, crooked dwarfs, hermaphrodites, and the like, all in accordance with the nature of the signs.
If the Moon, moving away from Saturn in the tenth house, comes into aspect with Mars in a nocturnal chart, this will make madmen who are depressed and sluggish. Saturn located on the tip of the horn of the waning Moon in a nocturnal chart makes consumptives.
Moderately good fortune is the indication of Saturn in the eleventh house. When an important promotion is destined for the native, he will receive the same position his father had, but only after his thirtieth year. Before his thirtieth year whatever he achieves will be lost; he will not attain position or possessions until after his thirtieth year.
Saturn in the twelfth house indicates an uprising of slaves or crises on account of slaves. He may also reduce the native to slavery. Great illnesses are indicated and serious afflictions, especially if the Moon is in any aspect and no benefic planet is on any angle. But if a benefic planet is on any of the angles, the evils we described will be mitigated. All these will be lighter if Saturn is in this house by day, but stronger if by night.
When Saturn is located in these houses, carefully observe his degree so that you may find in what house and in which terms the duodecatemorion is; from this information you may discover the whole power of Saturn.
1. If Jupiter IS found exactly on the first angle, that IS, on the ascendant, especially in those signs in which he rejoices or in his own house or terms or in his exaltation, he will make the native high-born, famous, always ruling great states, perhaps the first ten of the great states. He will also make him, according to the computation of the chart, virtuous, charming, benevolent, cheerful, rich, especially ifJupiter is in this house by day and no malefic planet is in aspect. But ifa malefic planet is in aspect, this whole prediction is to a certain extent diminished.
Jupiter by night on the ascendant will make the native first-born among his brothers; or it will destroy one born before, or send him to regions far away from his parents, so that the native will have first place in his father’s house. He will be carefully nurtured and his parents will have great prosperity. IfJupiter is in this house by night and a malefic planet is in aspect, all paternal and maternal inheritance will be wasted.
Jupiter located on the angles will always make the native first-born or will destroy the older brother, as we said, so as to make the native occupy first place in his father’s house. The waxing Moon in any aspect to Jupiter on the ascendant, by night or day, will make great administrators, in charge of states or important affairs.
Inheritance from strangers or adoption by strangers is indicated if Jupiter is in the second house. Great riches and possessions are also predicted if Mercury is in aspect in a favorable position. But if Mars or Saturn are in aspect from any direction, this will change the native’s status and transfer him from respectable to dishonorable occupations. His life will be constantly changing, at one time abounding in riches, at another oppressed by poverty.
Jupiter in the third house is neither good nor bad but always a balanced mixture, so that sometimes possessions are lost and sometimes unexpected riches are attained.
Very important judges, legislators, or interpreters of the law result from Jupiter in the fourth house. He also makes breeders and lovers of livestock; also those to whom the most important public duties are entrusted, according to the quality of the signs. The natives are sent here and there on frequent journeys at the order of generals or heads of state. They are friends of princes, in charge of public affairs and are the type who commit themselves to the protection of the gods and ask help from them. To them with frequent signs the gods show the right road. Many who have Jupiter in this position foretell the future or hold positions, often the highest, in temples. Some find treasure according to the nature of the signs.In this house Jupiter always indicates a fortunate old age until death.
Jupiter in this house makes the father high-born and famous but destroys the native’s income around middle age and then restores it again. The native is sluggish in his relations with women and separated from the affection of his children. In this house by night Jupiter makes men of of moderate income, but who become more fortunate in course of time.
Jupiter in the fifth house indicates great increases in prosperity. In his own house, terms, or exaltation, or in the house of the Sun, he makes the native honored in important public affairs. If Mars is in favorable aspect, this will indicate generals with power of life and death. IfMercury and the Moon are in any aspect, without Mars, this will make agents or account-keepers for kings. But Venus alone in aspect from any direction will make them immoderately fortunate. But ifJupiter is in conjunction with Mars, as we said above, the native will be outstanding in regal power and all his pronouncements will be accepted as if from holy writ. The one who hasJupiter in this house will have a strong body and healthy bones.
IfJupiter comes into aspect with the waxing Moon, this will create men ofalmost divine and immortal nature. This happens when the Moon is moving toward Jupiter. It is difficult to observe this. IfJupiter is in the north and the waxing and full Moon comes into aspect moving from the east (with Jupiter in his own house or exaltation or in signs in which he rejoices), the result is unconquered generals who govern the whole world. This is especially true if the Sun in his exaltation is in trine aspect to Jupiter. For Jupiter rejoices by day when aspected by the Sun or Saturn, especially if he is in a morning rising.
IfJupiter in this house is in aspect to the waning Moon, this will makemenofdecentcharacter,raisedto thehonorofmoderatepositions, never suffering from poverty. But if the waxing Moon is in aspect to Jupiter in this house, this will make administrators, consulars, often regularly elected consuls, especially in a diurnal chart. Mercury in aspect indicates a long life; he will provide children of both sexes, or twins, especially if he is the ruler ofthe chart or ofthe ascendant or ofthe sign in which the ruler ofthe chart is located. But ifJupiter is in a nocturnal chart in opposition to the giver oflife (forJupiter does not rejoice in a nocturnal chart), subtract 12 years from the allotted span of life.
I I. If in a nocturnal chart Mars or Venus or the Moon are in unfavorable aspect toJupiter, the native will suffer the greatest afflictions according to the nature of the signs. If Jupiter is in human signs, the native will be oversexed and driven by insane desires to monstrous loves, behaving like women. In four-footed signs, they will be hunters and lovers of wild beasts who delight in lonely forests and are involved in continual troubles. Jupiter in earth signs makes gardeners or men wishing to know more than is allowed about human nature. In watery signs he makes fishermen and those who make their living around rivers, swamps, seas; they are hard-working and live from their own skills.
12. If Jupiter is in the fifth house in a nocturnal chart with Mars, Venus, and the Moon opposed to him, and if the Moon is moving away from him, this indicates a changeable kind oflife with frequent periods of misery. The misfortune will be somewhat lessened ifthe receding Moon is in aspect to Venus. But if the receding Moon is in aspect to no planet, the greatest misfortunes, difficulties, and miseries are indicated. If the receding Moon in some way comes into opposition or square aspect to Mars, this indicates a violent death, according to the nature of the signs. For if Mars is in opposition to the receding Moon in a nocturnal chart, quarrels, dangers, and struggles are indicated-always with an inferior. By night in this sign Jupiter often predicts dire catastrophes.
The greatest evils are indicated byJupiter in the sixth house; for he will expose the native at birth, especially if he is the ruler of the sign in which the ascendant or the Me is; this is especially true if it is a nocturnal chart and he is in opposition to the Sun, Saturn, or Mars, and in square aspect to the waning Moon or in the same sign with her.
But if he is in aspect to the waxing Moon without unfavorable aspect ofany other planets, the evil is to a certain extent lessened. In this house he makes goldsmiths and those who adorn clothing with gold thread; sometimes also silversmiths. But even with these arts he often indicates reversals offortune. For this house, the sixth, has its own special allotment ofevil, and whatever planet is in that house acquires great force for forecasting evil from the nature of the house.
15.Jupiter in the seventh house, (that, is, the descendant) in a diurnal house indicates wealth and a happy old age. By night he changes drastically the house of marriage and children. For the native will lose a beloved wife and see the deaths of children. Late in life, however, he will receive an increase in income, not very large, but enough to keep him from want.
Jupiter in the eighth house often destroys income, makes great enemies, and often stirs up revolutions among the people. He involves the natives in evil.activities and makes them lower class. They voice stupid hostilities, are unreasonable, with a temper which almost amounts to insanity. All this is especially true ifthere is a malefic planet on one ofthe angles. But if in this house Jupiter has Mercury with him or in trine aspect to him, or the waxing Moon in favorable aspect, this will make administrators or account-keepers for kings or royal heralds. But they will die at an early age.
Jupiter in the ninth house in a diurnal chart will make interpreters of the gods, able to foretell the future. Some will follow the profession of priests, others will have duties in temples. But sometimes this combination indicates losses and fevers of the mind. Jupiter in this house by night makes dreamers of false dreams who often tell lies about the gods. He also makes those who promise some hope to themselves from drawing lots and who think they are divinely inspired by this activity.
Jupiter in the tenth house (that is, the MC) by day makes heads of public business, leaders of important states, men on whom great honors are conferred by the people, anxious to be conspicuous for popularity. They always enjoy a good living. Some carryon the affairs of great men and emperors; others receive rewards and prizes throughout their lives.
Jupiter in this house indicates the greatest good fortune if no malefic planet is on the IMC. But if one is, whatever honor or wealth was accumulated in early life will be diminished, wasted, or completely destroyed in later life, unless the descendant is strengthened by a benefic planet. But ifJupiter is in the tenth house by night, he makes the natives honorable in character but easily cheated, and their inheritance is often quickly wasted.
The greatest good fortune and great fame-consular or proconsular power-result from Jupiter in the eleventh house, if the Sun and Venus are in favorable aspect and ifthe full Moon (moving away from the east, while Jupiter is in the north) is in aspect, that is, if she is on such a course as was described in connection with the fifth house.
In a nocturnal chart all this is diminished and loses effect. If Mars is in unfavorable aspect in the eighth house, all honor or position which was gained will be changed in a wretched reversal of fortune.
Greater misfortunes are indicated by Jupiter in the twelfth house. He always makes enemies who frequently exercise power to hinder the native’s activities, especially if a malefic planet is on the ascendant. Mars on the descendant will bring about a violent death.
The evils will be greater and the calamities stronger if the Sun and Saturn are in opposition to Jupiter. The natives will be wretched and poverty-stricken if the waning Moon is in opposition to Jupiter in this position by night. But ifneither the Sun nor Saturn are in opposition and hold favorable locations in the chart and the waning Moon is not moving toward Jupiter, this will make skilled craftsmen. They will either be workers in gold or mosaic, silverplaters, or silversmiths. If Venus is in favorable aspect they will be sought out and praised for their skill.
Always look carefully at the duodecatemorion ofJupiter so that you may discover his strength from it.
Mars on the ascendant in a nocturnal chart and in a masculine sign will make soldiers. In a morning rising without aspect ofJupiter he will make them dark-complexioned, rather tall, willing to give more than their income allows. They appear to be lavish and their activities are always in the public eye.
But if by night the ascendant is in the house of Mars and in a masculinesign and,ofcourse, Marsisinthatsamesignandinconjunction with Jupiter orin favorable aspect to him, this will make leaders in war to whom the entire army is entrusted and power of life and death. At their coming states and provinces will tremble. They will be brave, serious, fortunate; their anger only evoked by great wrongs. But Mars in this house does not allow wife orchildren to be cherished with warm affection.
Mars on the ascendant by day makes men bold, clever, emotional; wanderers, unstable in every way; never able to complete what they propose; whatever they undertake flows from their hands and their inheritance is wasted. They also lose their whole livelihood, their wives and children; nothing is saved from their paternal inheritance which they lose at an early age.
If Jupiter from his own house, terms, or exaltation is in trine to Mars in this house, these evils are to a certain extent alleviated. But I myself know, as I have often discovered in computing charts, that many who have Mars on the ascendant have been sent into exile but are now good and diligent government officials.
Mars in the second house, if by day, indicates great evils and great misfortunes, especially if he is in a morning rising. The native will be ~stranged from his parents and his home, always wandering in foreign countries. But if the waxing Moon is in opposition or square aspect, this will make him sluggish, weak, apt to be wounded by weapons. He will be weakened by cold or injured by animals. Some will be exposed as infants; others will be taken captive or dragged into slavery. They are always in great trouble and ferment of mind. But ifJupiter from his house or his terms is in favorable aspect, they escape all danger, are redeemed from captivity, and are brought back from slavery to freedom. But sometimes they will lack the necessities of life.
If Mars is found in this house by night, he makes soldiers or athletes but entraps them in constant dangers. There will be similar dangers if Jupiter and Venus, as we said above, are in favorable aspect.
Fame is indicated by Mars in the third house but only after the greatest toil. The native will desire the goods of others, be envious of all, andwillhaveevil knowledgeofacertain very gravecrime. ButifJupiter is in the seventh or eleventh house there will be, after great suffering, a post in government service with great opportunity for income~
Jupiter in aspect to Mars in the third house inqicates a ruling position with greatest power and honor. The native will be superior to all of his rank. If Mars in this house is in his own house, terms, or exaltation and Jupiter is in aspect, this will make men in charge of river banks, officers in charge of dredging rivers and supervising levees, generals, vicars, praetorian prefects, and often holders of “imperium.”
Mars in the fourth house, that is, if by night will make soldiers. They will have difficulties and will be retained in desert regions or will be trainers or keeR~fSin c~~rge ofwild beasts. Sometimes they will overthrow emperors Ofjllqg~~ ~c~ording to the nature of the signs; and they will waste their inhe6tance and possessions. Mars also indicates wounds, failures, losses by death. He allots either one son or none. The natives will be hindered in all activities.
Mars in this house by day weakens the whole body. He makes the natives sluggish, epileptic, liable to wounds from weapons, sickly, the type whom women always attack and who have trouble with women. Whoever receive’s anything from them will always be without gratitude.
Ifthe Sun is in opposition, square aspect, or conjunction with Mars in the fourth house, the evils will be greater and more frequent. The natives will be madmen if with this combination the ascendant is in the houseofMarsorinthePartofFortune51or thehouseofdesireorofthe Daemon.
Mars in the fifth house if by night, in his own house or terms or exaltation or the house or terms ofJupiter, or ifJupiter is with him or in possessions, and all manner of good fortune. Honors will be decreed by the people and friendship offered by powerful men or great administrators.
Ifthe waning Moon is in favorable aspect to Mars in this position with Jupiter, this will make powerful, fearsome leaders to whom the greatest armies are entrusted, with power of life and death. But if the Moon is moving away from him and Venus is in trine aspect, the natives will be fortunate and rich, gaining glory for themselves; they are always pleasing in bodily appearance.
If Mars is in the fifth house by day, he will destroy inheritance, frequently change dwelling places, and always detain the native in strange regions and involve him in serious dangers. But ifJupiter or Venus are in trine or sextile aspect or in conjunction with him, the native will gain great profitfrom the inconveniencesofhisjourneysand willbequicklyrecalled to his own land.
It is a combination to be feared if Mars in this house by day has the waxing Moon in opposition; for this indicates the greatest suffering and occupations which are almost like slavery. Ifthe native appeared fortunate before, now he will always be subject to some foreign power. He will be an assistant to great judges but a victim of accusations, revolts, riots, losses, and frequent dangers; he will have weakness of some part of the body and such debility that with burning fever he will come close to insanity. Also prison, chains, arrests are indicated unless Jupiter aspects the Moon, which is in opposition to Mars or is in aspect to Mars himself, and thus alleviates these misfortunes. For wheneverJupiter is in aspect to Mars and the Moon thus located the natives are in the greatest danger. But when they are despairing of all help Jupier suddenly frees them. Mars in this house also denies offspring if the influence of Jupiter is lacking.
Mars in the sixth house indicates many evils. He will be harmful to children and make illnesses and many reverses in life, according to the nature of the signs. In crooked signs he makes for an early death and sometimes produces cripples or hunchbacks. In this house all kinds of afflictions are indicated if Mars is located exactly in the sign.
Mars in the seventh house, that is, on the descendant, indicates the greatest evils and enormous perils. He will make the natives suffer as criminals and murderers, be defendants accused as discoverers of new crimes; or they will be torturers, executioners, or informers. Ifwhile Mars is on the descendant he aspects his own house in opposition, he will not make a violent death (for Mars never auacks his own house); but the native will be short-lived if the ascendant and the Moon are aspected byJupiter. But if the ascendant is not in the house of Mars he makes the natives short-lived, especially if he is in aspect to the full Moon on the ascendant or the MC (that is, in square aspect or opposition).
Mars in the seventh house, that is, on the descendant by night or day makes for a violent death according to the nature of the signs. He indicates this evil more strongly in alien signs for then he predicts pains, lacerations of the body from a fall, or death; or he has the native thrown into prison, or condemns him to deadly misfortune.
In nocturnal charts Mars indicates painful fevers from all kinds of activities; often he inflicts wounds that become infected so that they have to be cauterized by a hot iron. He produces hidden pains in the body, especially if he himself is the ruler of time or if he shares the rulership of time with the full moon.
I 20. If, when Mars is in the seventh house, Saturn is either on the ascendant or the MC, or if the full Moon is moving toward Mars or the
waning Moon to Saturn, this indicates deadly catastrophes. The native will encounter accusations, chains, prisons, condemnations on capital charges. Or he is forced to meet wild beasts, is thrown over a precipice, or severely wounded in domestic plots, or killed by bandits. Or he is drowned in a shipwreck. All these are decided by the signs. For ifMars is in an earth sign the native is forced to meet wild beasts; in fIxed signs he is crushed by ruins or thrown over a precipice; in watery signs he perishes in a boat; in
human signs he is killed by a sword.
Ifthe Sun is in opposition to Mars52 or in conjunction with him or is on another angle, the native will be burned alive. Thus Mars in this house destroys man in every way. Before the last day of his life the native will have activities connected either with fIre, weapons, or violence of some kind, or torture or homicide. Mars in the seventh house most violently persecutes the house of wife and of children.
Mars in the eighth house by day either denies inheritance or strips it away in proscription. If he has the Sun and Moon in opposition he indicates blindness. Alone in this house he predicts poverty, diffIculties, fevers, riots, revolutions, dangers.
I 23. But if the Moon is on the anafora of the ascendant, that is, in the second house from the ascendant, wit,h Mars himself and Jupiter in no aspect to Mars or to the ascendant, this will make a violent death, but according to the quality and nature of the signs. In human signs the native
is killed by a sword; captured by pirates, bandits, or domestic slaves he is struck with a sword and dies. Or he is executed by the sword after being convicted of a crime. Often the Moon, thus located without influence of Venus or Jupiter, makes gladiators who perish in a cruel death in view of the populace. But in earth signs they die in desert places after being involved in many various dangers. In four-footed signs they will be torn apart by beasts. If Mars is in watery signs with the Moon in the second house, as we said, the native will be drowned in lakes or the sea, or killed by pirates. In fixed signs he perishes by falling off a precipice. In fiery signs he is burned up.
Those who have Mars in the eighth house by night will be intelligent, shrewd, and involved in dangers. They will be engaged in well-known public activities but suffer violent death, or a sudden one, such as happens to apoplectics. But ifJupiter is in aspect to Mars in this house or is together with him, these evils are to a large extent lessened.
IfJupiter is on the ascendant but Mars himself in the house of Jupiter, and Venus favorably aspected to Jupiter and in opposition to Mars, all these deadly calamities are to a great extent changed. For fevers, accidents, and wretched misfortunes brought about by Mars in this and other houses are always alleviated by favorable aspect ofJupiter or Venus.
Mars in the ninth house will be favorable in regard to life and fame. And ifJupiter is on the ascendant he makes the natives happy and has them win whatever they seek. IfMars is in the ninth house by night and Jupiter is on the ascendant, this indicates great power of administration and right of the sword, and it makes leaders of armies. Often, however, thus located he indicates difficult journeys.
IfMars in the ninth house is in the house of Mercury or Venus, he makes learned and famous orators. But if he is in his own house or the house ofJupiter, or his exaltation, andJupiter is not on the ascendant, the natives will be violent toward the gods and despise all kinds ofoaths. They will be feared by all demons and at their approach depraved spirits will flee. They free possessed men, not by force of words, but only by their appearance. Any violent demon, either of air or earth or from the underworld,who shakes the bodyofa man-at the orderofthat man he flees, and is terrified by his pronouncements. These men are called exorcists. The native who has Mars in the ninth house will thus easily be able to free suffering mankind from all malevolent demons.
Mars in the tenth house, that is, on the MC, in a nocturnal chart, if in a masculine sign, in his own house or exaltation or in the house or exaltation ofJupiter, will involve the natives in dangers and some kind of deception; nevertheless they will be generals, leaders, masters of life and death, or tribunes, feared by states and provinces.
But if Mars in the tenth house ison the MC by night and receives the aspect of the approaching Moon, and ifJupiter is on any angle and he himself in his own house, exaltation, or terms, this will make powerful generals, masters of the whole earth. But if there is no aspect ofJupiter and he is not found on any angle, this will nonetheless make military men, officers or tribunes, leaders of minor rank in great provinces or minor posts, holding the power of life and death.
But ifjupiter is on one of the angles and Saturn on another with Mars, as we said, the natives will be kings, emperors, extremely powerful and feared, involved in dangers, overturners and founders of states, but shortlived. Some perish in a bad end. They may lose their lives and position in foreign countries under an alien power.
But if Mars on the Me is found in a feminine sign in his own house or that ofjupiter by night, this will nevertheless make the natives highly honored. By night in a feminine or masculine sign he denies the possibility of children.
But if Mars is found by day in the tenth house, he will produce men who are active but hindered in all their activities. He also indicates great losses, including that of inheritance, and has the native proscribed or condemned. For some he indicates the burden of travel, on others he imposes great poverty, still others he forces to flee into exile. Some perish on the journey or in exile.
Mars in the eleventh house indicates many good things: increase in income and popularity with the people. Often he bestows the marks of highest office if, while he is thus located with the waning Moon,jupiter is in trine aspect or in conjunction with them. In that case the indication is for judges with the power of life and death.
Great illnesses are indicated by Mars in the twelfth house. He involves the natives in wretched weakness and stirs up frequent plots among slaves. He makes the natives the type slaves wish to harm, often through inventing scandals. Sometimes the natives are in prison or suffer fevers, anxieties, losses, and perils. But all these are alleviated if Mars is found in a nocturnal chart.
35.ln all charts we should hope that Venus and jupiter should be in aspect to Mars in any way from any house. For then the attacks ofMars are weaker, mitigated by the other planets. We should also hope that Mars not hold any angle ofthe chart by day; for thus located by day he threatens the native in many ways. Mars, Saturn, andjupiter by day on different angles indicate violent deaths or suicides.
But if Mars is on any angle by day and Venus on another, this will wear out the natives with constant illicit love affairs; it also makes them wife-murderers and suicides. But Mars and Mercury on different angles by day will produce stomach disorders and condemnations ofsome kind. If Mars is on one angle and the Sun on another, this will always have the native consumed by fire.
If the waxing Moon is in similar aspect to Mars from any angle, this will make violent deaths and destroy the mothers in a painful death. But if the Moon is not in aspect, nor any other planet, while Mars is on any angle by day, this indicates severe illnesses and disabilities. Mars always rejoices when in aspect to Venus and the waning Moon; for we have shown in the book of principles, as you may remember, that these three planets are of one condition.
If Mars is on any angle and Mercury on another, this indicates danger without limit. Whatever is evil in human affairs -the whole ofit is predicted by the mutual aspect of these two planets. We must also remember that Mars on any angle by day denies offspring. If the house of children is in his sign and he himselfon an angle, because he is the ruler of that house he will deny offspring. But if the house of children is in another’s house and the ruler of that house is in opposition or square aspect to Mars, this also denies offspring.
If Mars is the Giver of Life by night, he indicates great length of life. If by day in a diurnal chart, he will make the natives perish in the first days of life. But if another is the Giver of Life and Mars is in opposition or square aspect to him, this diminishes the allotted life by 15 years. Ifthe moon is located at the midpoint of Mars and Saturn, this weakens or amputates some part of the body, depending on the kind of sign the Moon is in. If Mars is in aspect to the waxing Moon in opposition or square aspect, this will make the native die at birth or be exposed.
In order to assess the power of Mars more accurately, carefully observe his duodecatemorion and the terms of the duodecatemorion.
The Sun on the ascendant will make trouble in regard to brothers and sisters. Located in a masculine sign in his own house or in his exaltation and in aspect to benefic planets, he indicates high office. But if malefic planets are in aspect, this to a great extent weakens the eyes. But because we have said he foretells the greatest good fortune, we must explain everything in detail.
Located on the ascendant by day with Saturn, the Sun will make emperors or kings. But if his strength is slightly impeded, he will make consulars, proconsulars, and regularly-elected consuls. If Mars is in aspect to or in conjunction with the Sun, this indicates generalship and imperial powers, but together with ill-will, danger, impediment, contests, and difficulties.
Ifthe Sun is on the ascendant by day,jupiteron any angle, Mars on the MC in a masculine sign, and the full Moon on any angle or on the anafora of an angle, the native, although not a lord or king, will have power throughout the whole world.
But if Mars is on the descendant, and the Sun and jupiterare located as we said, and the full Moon is together with Mars on the MC or in the eighth house, this indicates a violent death for those natives who are kings or administrators or they will be captured and destroyed in an evil death according to the nature ofthe signs. But sometimes they will simply be deposed from their position and lose all power. 5.
If Mars is not with the Moon, as we said, but is alone on an angle or on the anafora or catafora ofan angle and the Sun on the ascendant, this will nonetheless make the natives who are kings and administrators captives, violently killed, or deposed with great disgrace. But also if the Sun is on the degree ofthe ascendant and Saturn on the Me, in a similar way this will make kings and powerful administrators.
Ifthe Sun and Saturn are located as we have described, and Mars is in the second or eighth house with the full Moon on another angle or in the second or eighth house with Mars, this will make a violent death, exile, or captivity for the natives who are kings and administrators. But if the Sun is alone on the ascendant in the signs we said (it is necessary for you to remember this), Mars on the anafora of the Moon, the Moon on another angleortheanaforaofan angle, this alsowillcause a violent death forthe kings and administrators or have them deprived of their positions.
If Mars is not in aspect to this combination butJupiter is either with the Sun or on any angle or on the anafora or catafora of an angle, the natives will govern the whole world, overturning and raising up states. But if Mars is in aspect to the Sun, Moon, and Jupiter, or with them or on an angle ortheanaforaorcataforaofanangle,anevildeath forthenative will result. This also indicates illnesses and afflictions and types of death, but these are decided according to the parts of the body which we have said are divided among the signs.
If all the planets are located as we have just described and also Saturnisontheanaforaorcataforaofanangle, thenativeswill nothaveas much power as we said. Nevertheless they will be men of great influence: famousjudges, officers, or tribunes oflegions. They will be successful and feared but will not continue in their positions and powers. They will either be made captive, be driven into exile, or die a violent death.
In general the Sun on the ascendantwill make the natives high-born and noble. IfJupiter, Venus, and Mercury are on other angles, this will make great men who inherit prosperity from their parents. From early life they will increase in possessions and prosperity so that they will always be free from poverty.
If Saturn is in trine or sextile aspect or in conjunction with all these planets, continual good fortune is indicated. If to this whole combination Mars is in conjunction, opposition, or square aspect, this will produce great judges holding power of life and death; but also rapacious thieves who out of greed seize the goods of others. These men, after the greatest depradation, rapine, and enormous thefts, become exiles and die a violent death.
If the Sun is on the ascendant by night, the native will be born into a lower class family. If Saturn or Mars is in opposition or in square aspect or in conjunction with the Sun, this destroys older brothers, but it also wastes the inheritance ofthe native, destroys his livelihood, and ruins all his activities. The Sun on any angle always weakens all older brothers or
90 Ancient Astrology makes the native the first born among all brothers.
12. The Sun in the second house will make the natives seek a livelihood
through their own efforts. They will be agreeable and respectable
throughout their lives. But it makes them sluggish, of small energy, and
hindered in many ways. All their lives they will be anxious and fearful.
13. IfVenus andJupiter are in trine or sextile aspect or in conjunction
with the Sun, this indicates sudden increase in possessions-not a small
one. Itwill lead humble and oppressed men to high position in public life.
But this occurs together with great suffering, difficulties, and voluntary
loss ofwealth. Therefore, whoever has the Sun thus located should never
seek for anything or dare to do anything, since he knows that the Sun will
impede all his activities.
14. The Sun in the third house indicates an evil death; it also makes the
natives sickly, but respectable and serious in counsel. They will carryon
public business, be administrators of states, or managers of the imperial
treasury if Jupiter and Mercury are in favorable aspect. But they will
marry and have children late in life.
15. The Sun in the third house, if in his own house or exaltation or in
the house or exaltation of Venus, Jupiter, or Mercury, will make pious
worshippers ofthe gods who on their own account dedicate images to the
gods or who by order of leaders orjudges take charge of the building of
temples. In other signs, as we have said, the Sun makes humble servants or
slaves working in temples.
16. IfSaturn and Mars are in any aspect or together with the Sun, this
produces treacherous perjurers, miserable because of constant accusations
of this crime. They will be gluttons, frequenters of secret dens of
vice, and will be free with sacrilegious words against the gods. They will be
disturbed by constant burning anxieties.
17. Death for the father, ruin for the whole family, and loss of the
entire inheritance is the prediction ofthe Sun in the fourth house if Mars
and Saturn are in any aspect to him. For the native himself there will be
difficulties, troubles, and reverses. But he will have a fortunate old age
with the greatest prosperity. He will, however, be uncertain about the
affection of his wife.
18. Those who have the Sun in the fifth house are agreeable and
successful and win all their desires, largely through the help of friends. If
Venus is in conjunction with the Sun53 in this house or in sextile aspect,
the native will win prizes, gain consular rank, and be honored by the
people. Malefic planets together with the Sun in this house are not able to exercise their malevolence because of the natural benevolence of this
house. It is, however, harmful to children. If the Sun is alone in this house, the good fortune is less and there will be harm to children and much grief over accidents and deaths of offspring.
19. Many misfortunes are indicated by the Sun in the sixth house. He
will always be harmful and bring long, serious illnesses. Mars on the ascendant indicates public office but also wounds from weapons. The father in this case will die an evil or quick death, or be condemned on some charge, and the whole inheritance be lost if there is no planet in the tenth house, that is, on the MC. Ifany planet is in the tenth house (the MC), this will make the natives immensely wealthy and have them succeed to the great good fortune of their fathers. But if there is no planet on the MC, and]upiter and Venus are with the Sun in the sixth house, the evils we described above are alleviated and the misfortunes hindered.
The Sun in the seventh house indicates great afflictions and illnesses, especially if Mars and Saturn are with him or in any aspect. The illnesses follow the nature of the malefic planets. Mars causes fevers and fiery sicknesses, and Saturn, chills and vicious humors. Ifthe Moon is with the Sun or on the ascendant or the MC, high position and great power are indicated, especially if she is in her own house or exaltation, or the house of ] upiter, or if the Part of Fortune is located (with most careful measurement) on any angle.
] upiter on any angle together with this combination makes kings and emperors, but good and benevolent characters. They will be brave, temperate, successful: they will be leaders and governors, conquerors of provinces and states. But ifin addition Mars and Saturn are in the second or the eighth house all honors, positions, and posts are lost, either through enemy tribes, personal enemies, or competitors. There is also indication of captivity, exile, or suicide.
Mercury together with the Sun in the seventh house or on any other angle, either in a morning or an evening rising, produces writers with great knowledge of literature. But Saturn in aspect to this combination makes evil, malicious charactersand studentsor writers ofobscure books.
The Sun, Saturn, and Mercury together in this house by night produce stone workers, corpse-washers, funeral organizers, or guardians oftombs.54 Also they produce herdsmen-cowherds, shepherds, trainers ofhorses, swineherds, and the like-according to the nature and power of the signs. If Venus is in the seventh house with the~e other planets, or if she is in the sixth or the twelfth house, this makes eunuchs or shrewish women who never couple sexually with men or, if they do, do not conceive or give birth.
If Mars is in aspect to them in any way or with them in the seventh house, the result is hermaphrodites in whom a double nature is joined. If the Moon is with them or in any aspect, this will make castrates who amputate their virility with their own hands. It also makes pimps who hire out prostitutes for their profit.
All this is accomplished if no planet on the MC relieves this evil influence. If a planet is on the MC, all these misfortunes are lessened. But if Mercury is with Saturn in the second, fifth, or eleventh house, and the Sun with them, the natives are malicious in all their acts, either lawyers or scribes learned in the law, shorthand writers, gardeners, or water commissioners.
If Mars is in any aspect to all these planets located as we have described, the natives will be public executioners, jailers, or prison guards, or prison officials trained to beat prisoners with whips, and similar professions.
None of the above happen ifJupiter and Venus are in aspect or together with the other planets in the seventh house. The influence of Venus and Jupiter will produce priests, sacrificers, those in charge of sacred rites, breeders of animals for sacrifice, or temple officials, sometimes very important ones.
The same predictions are in force for all these planets located together in the twelfth house. In this case the natives will be slower in temperament but will attain power and fame. All these planets indicate the same in the sixth house ifthere is another planet on the Me. Ifthe Sun is found alone with Mars on any angle in the seventh house or the fifth or the eighth or the eleventh, this indicates skill connected with fire and iron orthemanufactureofsome hard material.The SunandMars togetheron the angles always signify manufacturers of this kind.
The father will die early if the Sun is in the eighth house. Mars or Saturn together with him or in opposition or square aspect makes the natives hostile, raving, delirious, or suffering from stomach disorders. These weaknesses follow the nature of the signs.
Serious illnesses and weaknesses are also predicted ifthe full Moon, Mars, and Saturn are in opposition to the Sun in the eighth house or together with him. The head is burdened with malevolent humors and with persistent conditions arising from humors; epilepsy and madness follow. Or the natives have lapses of memory and are confused in speech. They may suffer from spotted leprosy, impetigo, consumption, dropsy, or elephantiasis. Some will be cripples, hunchbacks, paralytics, or have important parts ofthe body amputated. These afflictions are determined according to the nature of the signs. This combination of planets has the same effect in the second, sixth, eighth, or twelfth houses.
All these afflictions have the possibility ofcure ifJupiter and Venus are in any aspect, especially trine, or are in conjunction or are in aspect to the Moon. If, however, a malefic planet comes into aspect with the Moon moving toward him, the illnesses will be lifelong. The only recourse then is the help of some divinity.
Mercury in sextile aspect or together with these planets in the eighth house cures the illnesses with medicine or incantations, especially if the waxing Moon is in aspect to Jupiter or waning to Venus. But if the Moon is with Mercury and benefic planets are in trine or sextile aspect, the natives flee to the gods and remain there demanding remedy. But if Jupiter and Venus are in dejected houses (with the combination we described above), the natives will be madmen possessed by demons and involved in such constant calamities that they perish in a violent death.
Natives who have the Sun in the ninth house make images of the gods or worship divine images; or they decorate the gods, design their temples or write hymns and praises of the gods. They make ostentatious display of holy songs and gain fame and honor from this activity. The father will be fortunate, but both the native and his father will have many changes in life. If a benefic planet is on the anafora of the MC the good fortune will be derived from journeys. Ifa malefic planet, however, is on the MC there will be many difficulties on thejourneys, ending in a painful death.
The Sun in the tenth house, in his house or the house ofJupiter in a diurnal chart, or in his exaltation, makes kings, generals, governors, consuls or proconsuls-all of whom inherit their position from their father.
These positions are achieved only after struggles, dangers, or ill-will if Mars is on any angle. If Mars is on the descendant in aspect to the full Moon on any angle, the native, whether king, general, consul, proconsul, or governor, will be an exile and a captive.
The captives and exiles will die a violent death if Mars is in the second or eighth house and the full Moon in opposition, square aspect, or conjunction with him. On the other hand, the power of these kings and generals will be extended throughout the world ifMars is not in the house we mentioned, but Jupiter is on one of the angles or the catafora of an angle, and the full Moon is on another angle in aspect to Jupiter.
In general the Sun on the MC makes the parent of high rank and honorable, especially ifa benefic planet is in aspect. The aspect of malefic planets diminishes this prediction. Also in general the Sun on any angle with Mercury will produce literary men educated in various kinds of letters, carrying on different kinds of literary activities. If Jupiter is in aspect, they will become teachers of kings because oftheir literary talents. Mercury will accomplish this even if he is far from the Sun, as long as Mercury and Saturn are not in aspect and Venus and Jupiter are favorable.
When the Sun is in the eleventh house, the natives and their fathers are fortunate and hold high position; their prosperity increases over time. The good fortune is even greater if Jupiter is with the Sun or in trine aspect to himor Venus is with the Sun as a morning star or in sextile aspect as an evening star; for all these honors are obtained through the goodwill of friends. If malefic planets are with the Sun or in aspect to him, they do not affect the high position but are constantly harmful to the house of children.
Slavery, captivity, early death of the father, and total loss of inheritance can be expected from the Sun in the twelfth house; also afflictions and serious illnesses. If a benefic planet is found with the Sun, this will nevertheless make for great loss of status. If a malefic planet is with the Sun, illnesses and afflictions are indicated, and perpetual slavery.
40. Look carefully at the duodecatemorion of the Sun and its terms so that the teaching of this book may not lead you into any error.
Venus on the ascendant by night will make men of divine intelligence, friends of emperors and powerful men, entrusted with the management of their affairs. They will be important and respectable orators according to the nature and quality of the signs. Venus in human signs will make the natives chief priests, robed in purple and gold, able to foretell the future. They will be handsome and charming if no malefic planet is in aspect.
If Mercury is in aspect to Venus or in conjunction with her, the indication is for crowns or wreaths as prizes in contests; the natives will be musicians, widely acclaimed.
Venus in fixed signs or those with small voice55 in a nocturnal chart will make devoted friends ofemperors, who make and invent things that please royalty; they cater to royal luxury and receive great riches from these occupations. In earth or watery signs she makes manufacturers of perfumes, weavers of magnificent textiles, or successful dyers. In -fourfooted signs the natives are animal lovers in charge of the king’s herds; they are also well-born, famous, and of good character.
Venus on the ascendant by day makes the natives oversexed, unchaste, ofill repute. They will be linen weavers, embroiderers, or artists in paints, dyers, innkeepers, or tavern-keepers. Saturn in aspect to Venus in any way will make the natives effeminate, homosexuals, or engaged in sedentary activities. Venus on the ascendant promises a wife at an early age. Saturn, however, in strong aspect produces castrates, or weavers, or inventive workers in colors. Jupiter in favorable aspect will make them managers of royal weaving.
Natives who have Venus in the second house in a nocturnal chart will be designers of important crafts. They will become very wealthy but over a period of time; be charming, agreeable in love affairs, but often victims of scandal.
Those who have Venus in this house by day will have great reverses of fortune and also late marriages; they will have law suits over another woman. Some will be several times widowed. If the Sun or Saturn are in opposition, square aspect, or conjunction with Venus the natives will be sterile, never successful in sexual activity, will never marry, and always be lovers of boys. The misfortunesare less if Venus is in the house or terms of Saturn, Mars, or Mercury.
Venus in the third house is favorable if Jupiter is in any aspect. She predicts a wife from a temple, a priestess or the daughter of a priest. If Mercury is with Venus the natives themselves will be prophets, temple attendants, or in charge of rituals.
Those who have Venus in the fourth house suffer destruction of inheritance, frequent loss of wives by death, and only with difficulty achieve their goals. Mercury in aspect makes adulterers and also has the natives proscribed for maladministration, public or private.
By night in this house Venus brings public approbation over a period of time and friendships with great men. The natives will be handsome, charming, lacking nothing, even in youth. But they will suffer from some kind ofmental or emotional affliction according to the nature of the signs. In tropical or double signs they will suffer from death of wives, court sentences, law suits brought by women or over women. In fixed signs the wives are agreeable, are greatly loved by their husbands, and bring great fame and possessions, except for the sign of Aquarius. For, if Venus is found in this sign in the fourth house, with the Moon either in opposition or square aspect or conjunction with her, the natives will be sterile, not able to engender children, never enjoy conjugal life, and always prefer intercourse with boys.
Those who have Venus in the fifth house are honorable, benevolent, and easily attain their goals. They are crowned with wreaths as prize winners. Jupiter in any aspect makes them famous and ennobled. Mercury in conjunction with Venus provides promotions in life but with much ill fame. The natives will be victors in all contests and win prizes, be powerful in all their activities, and know how to foretell the future. They will be familiars of famous men; gain great possessions from wives or other women, or advance in their position through the patronage of women. In the course of time everything will turn out well for them.
If the waxing Moon is in aspect they will achieve fame and high position, but at the expense of ill-will. They will be responsible men never accused of lying. They will not be willing to give or take an oath in a case which is obviously true. But Venus together with the Moon causes suspicions, quarrels, or conflicts with wives.
Venus in the sixth house, by day or night, if there is no planet on the MC, indicates wives who are low-born: widows, sickly, and not agreeable to men. If a woman has Venus in this house she will suffer great difficulty and danger in childbirth. She will frequently abort or have the foetus lacerated in her womb and brought forth by physicians.
If another planet is on the MC in a nocturnal chart, the natives will be charming and well-mannered. Women will always be agreeable to them and bring them good fortune. They easily attain their goals. But if Venus is alien to the angles, and malefic planets are in strong aspect to the Moon located on the angles, the native will be exposed by parents or die immediately after birth.
If Venus in the seventh house is in her own house by night, she predicts a happy old age, but a late marriage and children only with difficulty. Great scandal over love affairs is indicated according to the nature of the signs. If she is in tropical, scaly, or mutable signs, and Mars is with her or in opposition or square aspect, the natives are oversexed, impure, and of ill repute.
If Saturn is in opposition, in square aspect, or conjunction with Venus, located as we have said with Mars, women who have this combination make love unchastely to other women. These vices will be stronger if this combination occurs in Capricorn or Aries.
Venus in the eighth house by day provides a wife late in life, one who is either low-class, a widow, sterile, or deformed with unusual ugliness. If Mercury is with Venus and a malefic planet in opposition, square aspect, or conjunction, inheritance is wasted or stripped by proscription. Death will come to the native through gonorrhoea, that is, a seminal flux, or from contractions, spasms, or apoplexy. But if Venus is found in this house by night, she indicates riches and good fortune through the death of women. Death for the native is quick and without any suffering.
Constant attacks by some demon are indicated by Venus in the ninth house. The natives go around sordid and unkempt or stay in temples prophesying, claiming that they are announcing the will of the gods. Often they are interpreters of dreams. These effects are stronger if Saturn is in aspect. .
In this house by night Venus makes holy men, worshippers of the gods, involved in sacred rites. Some have duties in and around temples. But if Mars and Saturn are in opposition, square aspect, or conjunction great misfortunes through women are indicated. Women are always displeasing to the native, especially if this combination is found in tropical signs.
If Jupiter is in trine or sextile aspect or conjunction with Venus, the natives will be loved by women. They will be handsome, charming, easily attain their goals, and dominate their wives. Some are guardians or administrators for women. Others have posts in palaces or houses of the powerful, making things which are useful for the care of women: from this they receive advancement and great increase in income.
But if Mars is in opposition or square aspect to Venus in this house, especially if he is on one of the angles, the natives will have enemies and see the sad deaths of children. They will be enemies to their children because of adultery or impure sexual behavior. If Jupiter is in square aspect or conjunction with Venus and Mercury, or if Saturn is in opposition, or if Saturn, Venus, and Mercury are together in this house, the natives will be sterile, lovers of boys, and for this vice involved in homicides or other dangerous crimes. If a woman has this combination she will always imitate the behavior of men.
Venus in the tenth house, that is, on the MC, predicts great fame, good fortune, and prizes of wreaths. In this house with Mercury she will make the natives clever, inventors of theories, easily attaining their wishes. If Saturn and Mars are in no kind of aspect but she herself is a morning star, this results in public musicians honored by the populace. But if Saturn is in any kind of aspect, they will have a bad reputation and never achieve first rank in the skills from which they make a living, but always be in second place. They entrust their affairs to the care of strangers. Mars strongly aspected to Venus in this house or in conjunction with her makes well-known cases of scandal.
22. A woman with Venus in this house will be oversexed, addicted to all kinds of pleas~re-a prostitute who sets herself up in business or lets herself out to a pimp. But all these things are accomplished according to the nature and quality ofthe signs. In mutable, tropical, or scaly signs, or in the house ofSaturn, the native will have a bad reputation forever and will commit unnatural acts in a variety ofways. But ifVenus in this house is in a feminine sign and the waxing Moon, also in a feminine sign, is inI aspect to Mars, this will make eunuchs, castrates, or hermaphrodites who do whatwomen are accustomed to do when driven by extraordinary lust.23. Venus in the eleventh house, if she is an evening star and aspected in any way to Mars and Saturn, will make the natives sterile, unable to engender children; only with difficulty will they attain the state of matrimony.Venusoftenmakes them loversofboysorofwomenfrom the stage; ortheybecomemanagersofhousesofprostitution,especiallyifshe is in tropical signs. As to their income, it will grow step by step, and advancement will come through the protection of friends. They will be handsome and agreeable. If Venus receives the influence of the approaching Moon, this will make the natives affluent and extremely powerful, destined for great fame and entrusted with great powers. Sometimes they will become one of the first ten men of noble states. 24. But if Venus is a morning star while in this house and in the same way receives the influence of the Moon, she will make the natives powerful at an early age and men to whom great power is entrusted, so that by their merits they become friends of great men and emperors. To the last day of their lives they will have grace and beauty. These effects will be more definite if Mercury is in any aspect to the Moon and Venus or if he is found with them in the same house. 25. The native with Venus in the twelfth house will be tormented with constant pain and grief for the sake of women.If Mars and Mercury are in strong aspect, they will have trouble with slave women over sexual problems. Venus overheats the mind and incites base loves. Some natives join themselves to slave women in marriage, others associate with prostitutes on their own marriage couch and for this reason are denied offspring. 26. Venus in this house by day indicates destruction and dreadful death because of women, according to the nature and quality of the signs. For she has diverse powers of prediction which are difficult to discover. Just as a creative artist portrays the outline of the limbs with the mixture of his colors, and with his blended paints brings out the definite shape of the body, so the combined influence of the planets and their mutual effect on each other depict the fates of men.
Logic proves that what we have said is true. For when Venus is located as we have described, and if Saturn is in any aspect, this produces minds involved in perverse vices, not successful in any normal human activities, especially if the combination of Venus and Saturn is found in a nocturnal chart. But if Venus in this house is aspected to Jupiter, the native is freed from the evil described above. For then he attains an increase of income through his own efforts and is free from taint of vice, if, however, the Moon is not in opposition.
But if the Moon is in opposition the natives will be objects of serious scandal as lover of boys or for being overly promiscuous in pursuit of women. That combination indicates incest and debauchery. They are forced to intercourse with sisters, stepmother, daughters, or daughters in-law. Nevertheless from that incest great profit accrues to them and some advancement in position.
Venus, in conjunction with or in square aspect to the Moon, always indicates illicit loves or scandal with consequent ill fortune. This combination makes the natives monsters of impure desires or objects of scandal for incestuous relations. Either, as we said above, they have sexual relations with their own sisters or,if with non-relatives, with two sisters together;or with daughters or mothers, daughters-in-law or the wives of stepsons, or with children or relatives of sisters.
A woman who has Venus in this combination will be involved in promiscuous sexual pleasures, an object of scandal and accused of incest. For she has intercourse either with brothers, sons, parents, nephews, sons-in-law, uncles, maternal or paternal; or she will call two brothers to her bed. Some women seek to imitate masculine behavior.
This effect will be stronger if Venus and the Moon are in tropical, mutable, scaly, or double signs and still more violent if Mars or Saturn are in opposition or square aspect, or together with Venus and the Moon; or if the Moon and Venus are found in the house of Saturn or Mars or in the signs of Mercury,or if one is located in the sign of Mercury and the other in aspect as we have described.
Good fortune is indicated by Venus as an evening star in a favorable sign, in a nocturnal chart, if she is in favorable aspect to Mars. She bestows fame, power, and great riches in this position. But many great evils are predicted if she is in any aspect to Mars by day. For Venus rejoices by night if she is in aspect to the Moon, Mars, and Mercury; then as long as she is in a nocturnal chart with favorable aspect, she predicts the greatest good fortune.
All right-thinking astrologers believe that Venus with the Sun in the
twelfth house is very unjust. She always makes bad predictions when associated with the Sun. She does not rejoice when with the light of the Sun; whatever appears evil and wretched in human affairs, this Venus indicates when she is with the Sun. But she rejoices when she is behind the Sun in a morning rising. Then whatever good fortune she has predicted from favorable position is now increased.
But if she is the ruler of the ascendant and the ruler of the whole chart and also the Giver of Life, located in good signs and favorable houses, she bestows a very long life. But if the ruler of the chart or of the ascendant or the Giver of Life is another planet and opposed to her, from the allotted time of life she subtracts eight years. In this situation she indicates vices but not tainted with serious scandal.
Also in the case of Venus, look for the duodecatemorion and its terms so that you may discover in every way the secrets of the chart.
Mercury located exactly on the ascendant in signs in which he rejoices, in a daytime chart, makes philosophers, teachers of the art of letters, or geometers: often he makes those who measure heavenly phenomena or study them so that they can contemplate the presence of the gods, or men skilled in sacred writings. Often he makes orators and lawyers, especially if in this house he is in his own sign or in other voiced signs.
If either the Sun,Saturn,or Jupiter are in aspect to Mercury in this house, he will make great men crowned with wreaths for being famous in sacred matters. He also makes men to whom the most important business of emperors is entrusted. But if Mars is in opposition or square aspect or together with Mercury on the ascendant, the native is attacked by a variety of continual evils. These evils cannot be identified or defined. If Mars is in trine aspect to Mercury in this house, this involves the natives in reputable
and prosperous professions.
3. Mercury on the ascendant in a nocturnal chart makes men of divine sensibilities, easily attaining their wishes. They are sober and respectable in character, in charge of such activities as farming, construction, tax collecting, money-changing, or lending at interest. In this house by night Mercury also makes them interpreters of emperors or powerful
judges. But all these are indicated according to the different qualities of the signs.
4. Mercury in the second house in a morning rising makes the natives of humble class, of criminal disposition, with no knowledge of letters, destitute of all means of livelihood. But if Mercury is an evening star and in a nocturnal chart, he will make money-lenders or managers of others’ money. In a diurnal chart he makes students of language skilled in difficult writings, unwilling to compare their own nature with that of other men. For they are fond of all things which have not been handed down by tradition. They are wretched in life and always wear themselves out with various troubles.
If Jupiter is in any aspect or conjunction to Mercury in this house and the Moon in favorable aspect, the natives will be great and famous but always subordinate to others, never attaining the first place. Nevertheless they will be in charge of great undertakings and have at their disposal royal facilities, will be managers of royal treasures and journeys. But all this good fortune is finished in a short space of time.
Mercury in the third house will make priests, magicians, healers, astrologers, men who through their own efforts discover things not handed down by tradition. They are intelligent, fortunate, easily taking part in any kind of activities. If Jupiter is in trine or sextile aspect, or together with Mercury, this indicates high intelligence and great and divine counsel. Mars in any aspect to Mercury and Jupiter in this position will make agents of kings, famous leaders, powerful administrators, to whom the royal income is entrusted. They will overcome all obstacles with their courage and good fortune.
Natives who have Mercury in the fourth house (the IMC) are sharp of mind, in charge of public activities, erudite in many kinds of learning. If Mercury is in a morning rising they will be teachers of certain secret arts. But if Mars and Saturn hold other angles, that is, in opposition or square aspect to Mercury, this produces indictments, condemnations, and prison terms. But if Mercury is in an evening rising this will make goldsmiths or gold miners, teachers of certain secret arts, or those who appear learned in computing and calculating: or they will be in charge of wrestling schools.
Mercury in the fifth house makes misers of gold or other money who through their own foresight make great use of their resources or those of others. They will be in charge of great riches. They seem to be of good and divine character. Great length of life is also predicted and many children.
But Mercury in an evening rising in this house will not allow money to be saved in any way. Whatever gold, silver, or other property was entrusted will be dissipated in profuse outpourings. The natives are in some kind of administrative post, or, in accordance with the signs, teachers, geometers, or astronomers who measure the stars. They may also be managers of wrestling schools or leaders of wrestlers.
10. If Mercury in this house comes into aspect with the waxing Moon, the man’s whole body will be marked with white spots or he will be involved in afflictions and illnesses according to the nature and quality of the signs. The waning Moon with Mercury in this house indicates the most disgraceful sicknesses and will often make the native turn away from the right path of life in monstrous attacks of madness.
11. Mercury in the sixth house will pile up the greatest prosperity for the native either from his facility in speech or from law or business or as a gift of the gods, especially if another planet is found in the tenth house
while Mercury is in the sixth.
12. Mercury in a morning rising, in a nocturnal chart, in the sixth house
makes interpreters, fishermen, bird catchers, or sculptors, if another planet is in the tenth. If there is no planet in the tenth house the natives
will be malicious authors of evil counsel, thieves who enviously desire others’ goods and who rejoice at the accidents of others; informers who persecute their relatives and neighbors with bitter hatred; sluggish and mentally short-sighted men displaying all kinds of malevolence.
But if Mercury is in an evening rising in this house he will make the natives intelligent, sober, secretive; in charge of such activities as money changing, granaries, storehouses, or construction, and from these professions they will gain much profit. If Mercury receives the influence of the Moon moving toward him, he will make scribes of judges or of high officials or of the Senate, or (men) who are made teachers by the emperor or are ordered to manage at their own discretion the affairs of their superiors. This is especially true if the Moon or some other planet is in the tenth house.
14. Those who have Mercury in the seventh house, that is, on the
descendant, in a diurnal chart are always burning with sexual desires and are involved in serious vices. They will be the lovers either of boys or young girls. They are allotted debased women for wives and often ~: undertake the care and guardianship of men of ill repute. But this is in
I with the nature of the signs. For Mercury in this house in signs in which he does not rejoice-that is, in the signs of Mars or Saturn or in others in which he is humiliated will make pimps and whore masters, soiled by the scandal of that ill fame. If Mercury is with Mars or if Mars is in opposition or on the Me in this house a short life is predicted. The r natives will be consumptives, fugitives, exiles, or condemned prisoners.
15. Mercury by night in the seventh house makes caretakers for rich
women, who attain the greatest good fortune through love affairs. They are also discoverers in mathematics or music or in different kinds of writing or obscure languages. I have personal knowledge that Mercury in
r this house has often produced jugglers.
16. Mercury in the eighth house in an evening rising by day makes the natives sluggish, never wishing or daring to do anything, always hindered in difficult undertakings, stupidly malicious and never successful. If Mercury in this house is in the sign or terms of Saturn, he makes the natives deaf; especially if he is also aspected to Saturn in some way.
17. But in an evening rising in this house by night, the natives will inherit a stranger’s property or find hidden treasure. They will be lucky
but weak in body and worn out with long-continued illnesses. In a morning rising in this house he predicts an indefinite increase in possessions and the greatest enterprises. Some are faithful and dependable guardians of various activities or constructions or inheritors of another’s wealth.
Those who have Mercury in the ninth house without influence of another planet are quarrelsome, contentious arguers, claiming that they themselves know whatever is suggested to them, malevolent, and never able to finish anything carefully.
Mercury in this house in a morning rising makes priests, haruspices, augurs, astrologers, astronomers, physicians, and such as gain their livelihood from that kind of skill. These predictions are stronger if Mercury is protected by a benefic planet. For then he makes the natives lucky, with great powers and all good fortune. But if malefic planets are in unfavorable aspect the natives will be impious, irreligious, spoilers of temples, indicted and condemned; always in flight in alien lands or oppressed by sentence of exile.
Mercury in this house in an evening rising will make priests, magicians, physicians, craftsmen of such talent that they gain their livelihood from these skills and learn through their own efforts whatever is not handed down to them by tradition.
Natives who have Mercury in the tenth house in a morning rising are admirable and famous in all activities. If Jupiter is in trine or sextile aspect in a diurnal chart, they will be given great powers, handling the business of great states or of emperors or powerful men-faithful, benevolent, wise, sober. Venus in aspect to Mercury in this house in a nocturnal chart will have the same effect as Jupiter in a diurnal chart. But if Mars is in opposition or in square aspect, the natives are persecuted, going and coming, by various difficulties. Because of this they will often be exiles or sentenced in some other way. The Moon in any aspect to Mars will produce violent death.
Mercury in an evening rising in the tenth house will make travelers who constantly change their place of abode and will also involve them in publicbusiness. Watery activities are indicated if Saturn is in opposition or in square aspect from any degree. Then duties will be either near rivers, lakes, or the sea. Illnesses and weaknesses from abundance of fluids is also predicted.
Mercury in the eleventh house will make the natives intelligent and effective in all kinds of professions, men to whom important enterprises are entrusted. Higher positions are indicated if Jupiter is in favorable aspect to Mercury.
Mercury in the twelfth house will make the natives intelligent. In a morning rising he involves them in important affairs or makes them administrators of public business so that even if others are endangered by these affairs they themselves will have a prosperous outcome. In an evening rising Mercury in this house will make the natives stir up or discover important enterprises. Wise men, not without reason, have noted this house and have made it the house of child-bearing.
The sixth house is compared to the twelfth so that all planets in these houses have sluggish action. But Mercury in this house will make learned men of letters, orators, geometers, teachers. They constantly sell their orations or defenses or come to the aid of men in trouble with the protection of their oratory and free them from danger. They seem to be more intelligent than all others and have great learning. This happens only when Jupiter is in aspect, or Mercury is not attacked by malefic planets.
If Mars is in opposition or square aspect or in conjunction, this will make informers, misers, and malicious tricksters, also malevolent poisoners. Through these activities they incur serious charges. Or they will be condemned as forgers. For they falsify records of public deeds and for this are condemned to death. There is also danger through slaves or because of slaves.
The waxing Moon in aspect to Mercury and Mars in this house will produce violent death, but by sentence of the court. If the Sun is found with them without aspect of Jupiter the native will be burned with flames. But all these things are indicated according to the nature of the signs.
But since we have said that Mercury joins himself easily to other planets and indicates good with good planets and evil with evil, we must explain what h.e indicates with individual planets. He indicates greatest good fortune, for instance, if with Jupiter and the Sun in favorable houses, but direst calamities if found with Mars by day. By night the situation is reversed. He is favorable with Venus, the Moon, and Mars, but with the Sun he indicates the giestest evil and misfortune. To show this more clearly we must explain every detail. But first look carefully at the duodecatemorion of Mercury and the terms of the duodecatemorion so that you may find the secrets of the chart.
Krasi Attasio, Dr. DMA
Certified astrologer from the academy for medieval astrology of R. Zoller