An Astrologicall Addition, or supplement to be annexed to the late Discourse vpon the great Coniunction of Saturne, and Iupiter.

Wherin are particularly declared cer­taine especiall points before omitted, as well touching the eleuation of one Plannet aboue another, with theyr seuerall significations: as touching Oeconomical and houshold prouision: with some other Iudicials, no lesse profitable.

Made and written this last March, by Iohn Haruey▪ Student in Phisicke.

Whereunto is adioyned his transla­tion of the learned worke, of Hermes Trismegistus, intituled, I [...]tromathema­tica: A boke of especiall great vse for all Studentes in Astrologie, and Phisike.

LONDON Imprinted by Richard Watkins. 1583.

Angliae diurnum, nocturnumue Votum▪ Ioannis Harueij Hexasticho breuiter expressum.

ELisabeta diu viuat: sic Anglica terrae
Foelix, infoelix si moriatur erit.
O quantum fas est mortali morte carere,
Tantum immortalis viuat Eliza pre [...]or.
Viuat Iò, & regnet, vigeat (que), ac floreat vs (que)
Vs (que) vt ter foelix Anglia duret: Amen.

Apostrophe ad operis Patronum: altero Auctoris Hexasticho succinct [...] comprehensa.

Quin tu Maede, aequi (que), boni (que) bone, aeque (que) I [...] ­dex,
Sic affecti animi consule sensa boni.
Vatis opus perago; Astrologam (que) retexo Figur [...].
Sed nullum illicitae molior Artis opus.
In communem vsum nonnulla arcana reuel [...],
Sed nostra Vranie non nimis alta sapit.

Ad diem XXI. Martij▪ sola è Musis Vranie cum Erato, benignius aspi­rante.

To the Right worshipful Master Iustice Meade, returning from his Honorable circuite, IOHN HARVEY wisheth long health, and continuall increase of all prosperitie.

MAy it please you Right worshipfull Sir, after some re­spite from so great businesse, as your Honorable circuit carrieth with it, to accept fauourablie of the affectionate minde of a yong scholler, I will presume in stead of the best well-come-home, that my poore study can presently afoord, to pre­sent your good woorship with a briefe A­strologicall exercise, which I lately vnder­toke vppon this occasion. Hauing sundry times perused the Astrologicall discourse touching the great Coniunction of Saturne & Iupiter, published the laste Ianuary by my brother Richard, and therein noting by the way some wante of certaine necessarie [...] profitable Iudicials, which seemed con­ [...]nient to be added for the more expres and particular discussing of some pointes▪ [Page] generally, and that diligently too, by him considered, but not so narrowly, and pre­cisely examined, as they might haue been, (which was not my opinion only, but the iudgement of some his learned welwillers, and great commenders otherwise) I resol­ued in the end to ease him of that labour, knowing himselfe to bee otherwise busied vpon more special and necessary occasion. Which I was the more willing to enter­prize, for these foure causes. First, to satisfie the demaunds and desires of those his ler­ned friendes: then, to stoppe the mouthes of his enuious & carping enemies: thirdly, to benefit such of our Coūtrey generally, as by prouidence are desirous to worke their owne commoditie and safetie: and last of all, to practise my selfe particularlie in such an exercise, as was so profitable for an Vniuersitie man, so conuenient for a Student in Philosophy, & the Mathematicks, and finally, so agreeable to that studie and profession, whereunto partly by my natu­rall disposition I was inclyned, and partly vpon farther aduise of my friendes, and some priuate consultation of mine owne, I had wholy betaken, and as it were betroa­thed my selfe. Besides which causes, the verie worthines and dignitie of the Arte it selfe, not only in respect of the high and [Page] heauenly matter, or obiect thereof, ac­cording to the diuine verses of Doctor Antony Myzaldus.

Semine caelesti satamens, caelestia quaerit
Semina. And so foorth;

But also, euen for the other three Logike causes, the efficient, the forme, and the end or finall cause; might as wel commend this exercise vnto me, as it hath done many the like, nay many for all excellencie both of qualitie and quantitie, farre vnlike vnto other manner of men, then I either presently am, or am euer like to be. For the first author and princi­pall efficient, what enemie to Astrologie can deny, but God him selfe, posuit duo mag­na luminaria, & stellas in firmamento caeli, as Moyses writeth in the beginning of Genesis: Why? vt diuiderent diem, ac noctem, & essent in signa, & tempora, & dies, & annos. In quae signa? nimirum in signa naturalium euentuum, vt futurae pestilentiae, belli, & pacis, penuriae, & abun­dantiae, caeterorúmque similium physicorum effe­ctuum, as a learned wryter very well in my simple iudgement expoundeth that place of Moyses. Besides, who knoweth not that all good giftes, and all good artes de­scend from aboue, and had their originall from the father of light? Whereupon Me­lancthon [Page] in his preface to Purbachius, his A­strologicae Theoricae, not only concludeth ge­nerally of all liberall Artes, Cum Artes Dei munus sint, non defuturus est Deus his, qui ipsius dona tuentur, & conseruare student: with this comfortable addition: Erunt & fatae ipsa a­liquando Artibus aequiora: but also particu­larlie inueigheth against all such Epicures, and contemners, as set them selues against the most heauenly and diuine knowledge of Astrologie. In which Inuectiue, he is so earnestly bent against them, that he brea­keth foorth into these vehement speeches. Epicureos illos, qui neque pulcherrimos motus cae­lestium corporum admirantur, neque cognitionem eorum vtilem esse contendunt, ne hominum qui­dem appellatione dignos esse iudico. His reason is. Etenim non solum bellum gerunt cum humana natura, quae praecipue ad has diuinas res aspicien­das condita est, sed etiam [...] sunt. Voluit enim Deus horum mirabilium Cursuum, ac caele­stium virium notitiam, ducem nobis esse ad di­uinitatis cognitionem. And againe shortlie after he addeth: Haec si quis arroganter con­teninit, naturae suae immanitatem prodit, non ali­ter atque Cyclops apud Homerum, qui negat se vllos vereri Deos. So that Melancthon, is not afraide to condemne them euen for Epicures, and Atheistes, that condemne this most goodly and godly Science. And [Page] as for our secundarie Authors and foun­ders, what two more famous Princes a­mongst the auncient Aegyptians, and Ro­manes, then Hermes Trismegistus, and Nu­ma Pompilius? Or what two more excel­lent kinges amongst the later Aegyptians and Aragonians, then Ptolomey, and Al­phonsus? The rest for breuitie I ouerpasse, sauing that I must not omitte the poets honorable testimonie, as well of them, as of the forenamed:

Faelices animae, quibus haec cognoscere primum,
Inque domos superas scandere cura fuit.
Credibile est illos pariter vitijsque, iocisque
Altius humanis exeruisse Caput.

And so forward, till at last, he geueth them this marueylous commendation, ta­ken from their marueylous effectes:

Admouere oculis distantia sydera nostris,
Aethera (que) ingenio supposuere suo.

Now if we consider either the inter­nall forme of the Arte it selfe, or the ex­ternall forme of our cheefest Artificers: can it be gainesaide, but the one is hea­uenlie, like the matter: the other, espe­ciallie, in the Greeke and Latin toungs, as distinct and Methodicall, as was to be found in any Philosopher, or Mathematician [Page] of the same ages? And nowe of late A­dolphus Scribonius of Marpurgh in Germanie, in his small Tractate, intituled Isagoge Sphae­rica, hath somewhat reformed the Artifi­ciall maner and order of our more aun­cient Astrologers, according to the exact and exquisite rules of Ramus methode, howbeit he doeth not so farre go beyond them in maner, but he commeth as farre behind them in matter: as euery learned Astrologer must needes confesse. Last of all, touching the end, or finall cause of Astrologie, he can do very little, God wot, that is not able to mainteine the ende thereof to be partly diuine, and common with other Artes, partly humane, and pro­per vnto it selfe. The diuine or common ende, is the glorie of God; the humane, or proper ende, to do good in the world, by such predictions, and diuinations, as the principles and rules of this Art truly deliuered, and rightly vnderstoode, doo afford: first, in forewarning what euils and mischiefes are like to ensue: and then in foretelling, what goods and commo­dities may be reaped by timely prouision: for the better auoiding of the one by pre­uention, and the more certeine enioying of the other by forecast: according to those notable verses of the learned Poet: [Page]

Illic Astra, polos, caelum, septem (que) planetas
Consulit Astrologus: terris (que) reportat eorum
Concilium, hinc armans illas, firmans (que) caducae
Contra caelestes Iras, Superum (que) furorem.

Which finall end, togither with the other three reasonable, and logike causes, bee­ing reasonablie and logikelie considered, I can not see howe the worthines or dig­nitie of this Arte, can any way be impea­ched, without great indignitie offered therevnto. Vpon indifferent examination of which causes, whereby he principally measureth the worthines or vnworthines of euery good or bad thing, my brother Gabriel, was much the better content, as he hath him selfe confessed, that both my brother Richard and I should take these paines in Iudiciarie Astrologie, which other­wise he had rather we should haue besto­wed vpon the more popular and ordina­rie studies of the right morall and naturall Philosophie, Arithmetike, Geometrie, and Cosmographie, with the first principles, and most necessarie precepts of Astronomie, so farre as fetting their grounds from infal­lible experience, they extende but to the obseruation of the place, magnitude, and motion of euery starre, with their whole number, as partly by Geometricall mensu­ration, and partly by Arithmeticall suppu­tation, [Page] both seuerally & iointly they haue beene descried, to the altitude or de­pression of ech of them, whose farnesse & neerenes either vnto vs, or amongst them selues, is so exactly determinable by the vse of the Astrolabe, either Quadrant, as Ptolomeis was, or orbicular, as ours now vseth to be: to the description, & determination of times, which auaileth so much, aswell to the exercise of Husbandrie, as to diuers other expedient and necessary vses: to the situation of places, in declaring the longi­tude, latitude, and distance of euery place, which is so great an helpe in Cosmographie, and so specially needefull for direction in Hydographie or Nauigation, being otherwise destitute of all certentie in the middest of so many and huge ieopardies: or finally to the intimation of any such meere Astro­nomicall experiments, without mixture of any Iudicials, either Arabian, or other, pre­tending any prediction of things to come, or discouerie of hidden & secret matters. So that considering the premisses, and therevnto referring that most notable iudgement of Melancton, vpon Ptolomeis Magna Syntaxis, where he saith: Exploden­da est illa Epicurea Philosophia, quae tollit finales stellarum caussas, & affirmat earum omnes natu­ras [...]: & si sint finales caussae cae­terarum [Page] rerum, cur non dicemus etiam esse pul­cherrimorum corporum, & perpetuarum Mo­tuum? Certitudo in motu, artem opisicis indicat; Ars consilium, ac causam finalem necessariò com­plectitur: vnde & stellae haud dubiè suos habent tum effectus, tum significationes in elementis, & in ijs, quae inde gignuntur: vt manifesta expe­rientia, & omnibus saeculis consentiens, testatur congressus siccorum syderum magnas siccitates, humidorum, humidas tempestates efficere: and so foorth, till he proceedeth thus farre: At caelestes hae significationes non modo magnas mutationes tempestatum, sed etiam ciuilium re­rum denunciant; vt ostendunt euentus, qui comitantur Eclypses, & magnas Planetarum coniunctiones: nec illa signa vllo modo pugnant cum religione, cum Deus ea & proposuerit, & gubernet. For these (I say) and the like ef­fectuall considerations, my brother Ga­briel, beeing of him selfe otherwise affe­cted, hath not disliked either of my bro­ther Richards, or of my exercise in this kinde. Wherevppon as he at the length was the boulder to dedicate his Astro­logicall Discourse vnto my Lorde the Bi­shop of London, who accepted most fa­uourablie and curteouslie thereof; so am I also the rather encouraged to di­rect this my small Treatise folowing, bee­ing a supplement of the saide Discourse, [Page] vnto your good worship, who I hope will likewise vouchsafe it either the same, or the like fauourable acceptation. Neither durst he then, or I now, haue presumed vpon any such dedication vnto such per­sonages, but after good aduice and delibe­ration, as well touching the premisses spe­cially, as generally touching the more am­ple auouchment of the whole Arte, being skilfully handled, discreetly ordered, and lawfully practised, as it ought to be: which being more fully and perswasiblie prose­quuted by my brother Richard in his se­cond Discourse, entreating of Februarie Newes, and by the way defending both the right Iudicials of Astrologie, in genere, and his owne particular Iudicials concerning the effects of this great April cōiunction, in spe­cie: I hope there shall not here neede anie farther Apologie either of his fact, or mine: Considering withal, what good and effe­ctuall causes moued vs, as well to the vn­dertaking of the priuate exercise, as to the aduenturing of the publique Dedication vnder the names of so graue, and so well reputed personages, for their calling and wisdome. For my selfe, I am to adde, that not only the right worshipful estima­tion and account of your name, and ho­norable Commonwelth vertues (which [Page] notwithstanding are of so great reputati­on here in Essex, where my most abode since Michaesmas last, vpon some occasi­on hath been) hath caused me to present this Astrological Treatise, together with my Translation of Hermes most famous Iatro­mathematica vnto your good worship, but also certaine other respectes, no lesse effe­ctuall. If I had been ignorant before, yet since my late continuaunce here, I coulde not but learne how singular account you make of all good learning, what especiall great fauour you extend towards the stu­dious and learned; and lastly, how ready and desirous you are to defend and main­taine both the one and the other, eyther by priuate, or publicke patronage. Which very affection of yours, so euidently decla­red by so many actuall significations ther­of, might of it selfe, without farther rea­son, sufficiently encourage me vnto this de­dication. But I cannot forgette my Bro­ther Gabriels report of the bountifull and courteous entertainment which it pleased you aboue three yeeres since to geue vnto him, and the Oxforde Preacher, his Com­panion at that time, being both but stran­gers vnto you. Which entertainment I heard him both then, and since, much cō ­mende, as well for your worshipfull and [Page] rare courtesie, extended towardes them, partly by familiar discourse vpon some chiefe pointes of learning, and partly by manifest declaration of your good liking, & welwishing otherwise, as for the great­nes of the cheare, choise of the companie, manner of welcome, and such like. Which he saide could not choose but proceede of a liberall, and worshipfull minde, of the wiser, and learneder sort: as no doubt it did. Beside this, I haue lately heard it credibly reported here in Walden, that your good worshippe should like very wel, and commend of my brother Richards A­strologicall Discourse, with farther men­tion, not only of my brother Gabriel, to his especiall commendation and credit, but e­uen of my poore selfe too. All which cau­ses, and reasons concurring, as they doo, how much were I to be blamed, if I should make any other choise for this my first Dedication, then of your good wor­shippe? To whom my onely suite, and humble request is, that it may please you to accept fauourablie of so smal a testimo­nie of my duetifull good will, and heartie affection, vntill God shall enhable me to make some reasonable amends with some other of greater shewe, and more impor­tance. Which I trust wil not be long, if my [Page] studie in the Mathematikes and Physike, may haue that successe, which I hope in God it shall. In the meane time, presu­ming in some part, of your wonted good­nesse, and fauour, and crauing pardon in the rest, I most humblie commend your worshippe to almightie God. This first of Aprill. 1583.

Your good worshippes alwaies at commandement, Iohn Haruey.

AN ASTROLOGICAL AD­dition, or supplement, to be annexed to the late Discourse, vpon the great Coniuncti­on, of Saturne and Iupiter: Newlie sent by Iohn Haruey, to his worshipfull, and beloued Brother, M. Ga­briell Haruey.

GOod Brother, vnderstan­ding here in Walden, how desirous some haue been both in London and Cam­bridge, to espie a hole in my brother Richards cote, and knowing his own bu­sinesse otherwise at this present, I haue ad­uentured to adde vnto his Astrological Dis­conrse, what I (vpō some cōference) thought, might reasonablie be demaunded, as therein requisite. My meaning is not to perfect Apel­les picture, or to teach him, of whom I may learne: but to doe as much for him in his wante of leysure (so farre as my reading will extend) as I would wish him to doe for me vpon like occasion. Whereunto I was the readier, in respect of that vse and fruite that I might priuately reape of so schollarlie and phi­losophicall an exercise. Which agreeing, as it doth with that finall profession, which I haue already after some deliberation, made choise of, cannot (I conceiue) but be a very profitable [Page] and auailable exercise for me. It is no great matter that my yeares can yet affoorde: I ea­sily graunt, (notwithstanding more reading in the Mathematicks, and especially in A­strologie, then euery one knoweth of, that as the Poet saith, Adhuc mea messis in herba est. But as my spring beginneth now with the Spring, so I hope by Gods grace, to see the haruest, that shall yeald and bring forth my haruest. If I procead not, the fault is on­ly mine own: if I succead, I must be thank­full first vnto God, & then vnto those, whom it hath pleased him to make my founders, and chieflie your selfe. But that I may the better proceede, and succeed, as well in this briefe Treatise now, as hereafter in my other lar­ger exercises, I am taught of our great Ara­bian Astrologers, to begin, go forwarde, and end, with God: assuring my self of the vndou­ted certaintie of the auncient Greeke verse: [...].

Which being my principal & final ground, I doubt not but I may as safely, and lawful­ly exercise my selfe in the practise of this stu­die, as of any other liberall Arte. Howsoeuer some through ignoraunce, and some through other sinister causes conceiue amisse thereof: contrarie to Saynt Ambrose, Theodo­retus, the famous auncient bishop Tho­mas Aquinas, Ioannes Hispalensis, some­time [Page] a reuerend bishopp in Spaine, Lucas Gauricus, a learned Italian bishop, Ioannes Ganiuetus, Michael a Petra sancta, & Fran­ciscus Iunctinus, Doctors of diuinitie, with diuers other of like grauitie and reputation, who haue been great fauourers, and practi­sers of the same, wel and orderly vsed. I would to God I were but worthie to carrye the bookes of some, that haue trauailed this way: and namely of those, whome my brother Ri­chard namely commendeth for their singular skil, and paines taking in this facultie. Vnto whom I may trulie adde, Septimius Seue­rus, Vespasianus, Hadrianus, Athelstane, a noble king of England, whose Astrologi­cal worke, as you do best remember, is men­tioned by Ramus in his Scholae Mathemati­cae; Leopoldus Austriacus, Laurentius de Medicis, & certaine other most worthy Em­perors, Kings, and Princes; to let passe Her­mes Trismegistus, Numa Pompilius, Bla­dud, one of our first British Kinges, and such other of greatest auncientie. Neither can I muse and maruell inough, that any learned Diuines should bande against the right vse of Astrologie: considering what my brother hath alleadged, specially out of Melancthon. Whereunto may be adioyned that notable iudgement and autoritie of Dauid Chitrae­us, deliuered by him in a Treatise of his, inti­tuled, [Page] De studio Theologiae rectè inchoan­do: where Chitraeus wordes are verbatim these: Arithmaticae, & Astronomiae cogni­tio, in Ecclesia, ad doctrinae de Anno, & Calendarii conseruationem, necessaria est. Non enim initio mundi, non Exordia, & propagatio Ecclesiae, non series diuina­rum patefactionum, non or do Imperiorū, non tempora aduentus Christi in carnem, & ad iudicium, non tempora quibus prae­cipui doctores Ecclesiae vixerunt, & maxi­mae res in Ecclesia gestae sunt, non ratio ce­lebrandi Paschatis Iudaici, non magnitu­do miraculi, quo Sol patiente Christo ob­scuratus est, non talia multa cogitari & in­telligi, sine numeratione Annorum, & ini­tijs doctrinae Astronomicae possunt. A suf­ficient reason, a man would thinke: which ne­uerthelesse he also confirmeth, and ratifyeth, first diuino, and then, humano testimonio, after this maner: Ideo Deus ipse in prima statim sacrae Scripturae pagina, iubet nos spacia motuum Solis, & Lunae, qui dierum, mensium, & annorum metas constituunt, & maximè omnium illustria Dei, & proui­dentiae diuinae signa sunt, obseruare. Vere enim, vt Plato ait, gratissima, & omnium dulcissima de Deo fama, in astris, & doctri­na astrorum sparsa est. In consideration of which respects, the forenamed Iohannes Hi­spalensis [Page] in his prologe to Albumazar the A­rabian, interpreteth him selfe and other Astro­logers thus. Cum dicimus Planetam ali­quem, malum futurum praesignare, nihil a­liud sentimus, nisi quod sui Creatoris man­dato vt creaturae inseruientes, eius praesci­entiam imitando hominem ipsum malum nobis ostendunt. To which effect also, the foresaid Ioannes Ganiuetus, in the seuenth chapter of his fourth Difference, determineth in these wordes: Culpando planetarum sig­nificata, etiam pro certo diuinam statim culpamus prouidentiam. Nihil enim aliud planetae, quàm quod Deus praeuiderit, aut praedestinauerit, significant. Which is like­wise confirmed by Ioannes Picus Mirandu­la, in the first booke and second chapter of his Heptaplus, in following these two autenti­call▪ Maximes: Nihil agunt causae naturales, quod non diuinae Artis ordo praeceperit. And, Omne opus Naturae, est opus intelli­gentiae. Whereof the first he alleadgeth as a sound principle of the diuine Platonistes; the second, as a common Rule of the Perepateci­ans, both theron grounding a distinction of causes, the one exemplaris in God him selfe, the other organica, in his Instrumentes and creatures. Which considerations being pre­supposed as they ought, and laid down for our very first and principall foundations, let me [Page] see, I say not what Diume, but what diuini­tie maketh against vs? especially if withall the autoritie of Gemma Frisius may be ta­kē, who in his Preface to Stadius Epheme­rides, auoucheth this Arte to be so certainlie true, and infallible, that he is not afeard to at­tribute euen, verā & necessariam [...] thereunto. To which purpose I could like­wise apply diuers other as credible testimo­nies, & namely of the forenamed Michael a Petra sancta, Iouianus Pontanus, Iacobus Gohōhemes Ostofrancus, and Lucius Bel­lantius Senensis. But the legitimation of liberall sciences, and as wel of this, as of any other, is to be auowed rather by the generall practise of all ages, then by any such particu­lar proofe: and therfore hauing as wel here­in, as in the whole course of the Tractate fol­lowing, added something to my brothers dis­course, I will forthwith proceede to the like Supplement of the entire matter it selfe: re­questing therein the same fauourable pati­ence, which you extended to his larger Dis­course. I must craue pardon for the forme and stile, wherwith I am not yet sufficiently acquainted. If the matter only be answera­ble to your expectation, I shall thinke my la­bor well bestowed. But howsoeuer it falleth out, I hope, In rebus magnis sit voluisse satis, will reasonablie serue for my purgati­on. [Page] Better a common excuse then none at all. Thus presuming the best, I am bould to of­fer you the Astrologicall Treatise follow­ing: not pleasing my selfe therin, but desirous to please you, and pleasure other therewith.

An Astrologicall Supplement.

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Anno. 1583. Mense. April. Die. 28. Hora. 16.

Maestlinus. Pol. 51.

Suum cui (que) integrum esto iudicium.

[Page] [...]iall scheme or Figure setting forth in most ample manner the true [...] state of the heauens, at the time of the great Coniunction of the two [...]r and most waightye Planets, Saturne and Iupiter, in the ende of the Trigonisme, namely in the third and last face of Pisces, and the 21. de [...] the same signe. Anno 1583. the 28. day of Aprill, a little before high [...].

Latitud. 51.34. Longitud. 19.52.


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Dominus diei ☉ Dominus horae ♃ vel ♂


Masculina 10 Quarta caeli

Faeminina 7 Quarta caeli

Masculina 4 Quarta caeli

* Crus Equi alati, siue Pegasi. Barbaris, Scheat. 23. o. ♓. Mag. 2. Naturae. ♃ ♂

A note of such Astrologi­call partes, touching dearth & plenty, as are to be annexed to the present figure. A peece of Thales Milesius his Oeconomicall Astrologie: and of verie great vse for suche, as by their trades, are to deale in any of the par­ticulars folowing.

  • Pars oliuarum. 11. 2. ♈
  • Pars hordei 13. 26. ♐
  • Pars tritici 14. 42. ♏
  • Pars fabarum 10. 10. ♑
  • Pars saccari 8. 7. ♎
  • Pars mellis 9. 4. ♒
  • Pars ciborum dulcium 12. 39. ♍
  • Pars ciborum acrium 10. 30. ♑
  • Pars ciborum saporis. apij, vel herbarum huius­modi saporem habentium. 14. 18. ♈
  • Pars medicaminum salsorum 28. 16. ♐
  • Pars medicaminum acrium. 27. 24. ♌
  • Pars medicaminum venenatorum 10. 56. ♊
  • Pars vuarum. 8. 27. ♏
  • Pars dactylorum 12. 39. ♍
  • Pars caeparum 10. 30. ♑
  • Pars nucum. 10. 10. ♐
  • Pars melonum 27. 4. ♋
  • Pars ciceris 12. 9. ♍
  • Pars croci 24. 42. ♏
  • Pars lentis 14. 18. ♈
  • Pars sisami 27. 4. ♋
  • Pars milij 10. 30. ♑
  • Pars Bombicis. 8. 7. ♎
  • Pars ris. 27. 24. ♌

A Note or Table of the seuerall For­titudes and Debilities of the Planets, ac­cording to their situation and pla­cing in the former Fi­gure.

Sa­turns ♄Fortitudes by reason of hisFreedome from Combustion.518
Direct motion.4
☌ With Iupiter.5
Swift motion.2
Debilities by reason of hisPeregrinitie.59
Situation in the 8. house.4
Iupi­ters ♃Fortitudes by reason of hisOwne Mansion place518
Swift motion.2
Freedome from Combustion.5
Direct motion,4
Debilities by reason of hisSituation in the 8. house.59
☌ with Saturne.4
Mars his ♂Fortitudes by reason of hisFreedome from Combustion.59
Direct motion.4
Debilities by reason of hisPeregrinitie.514
Situation in the 12. house.5
Slowe motion.2
Sol his ☉Fortitudes by reason of hisScituation in the 10. house.5
Debilities by reason of hisPeregrinitie.511
Slow motion.2
☌ with Caput Algol.4
Venus her ♀Fortitudes by reason of her.Fredome from Combustion.518
Direct motion.4
placing in the 10. house.5
swift motion.2
Debilities by reason of herPeregrinitie.5
☌ with Oculus Tauri 
Mer­cury his ☿Fortitudes by reason of hisFredome from Combustion511
direct motion4
placing in the 9. house2
Debilities by reason of hisPeregrinitie.59
Slow motion.2
Iuna her ☽Fortitudes by reason of herPlacing in the 4. house.49
Freedome from Combustion5
Debilities by reason of herSlow motion29
Duninution in light2
☌ with Cor Scorpij. 
Pars For­tunae hathFortitudes by reason it isPlaced in Pisces510
Free from Combustion5
in the 7. house.4
in the Tearmes of ♃2

The order of the Planets, as they are either strong, or weake; more familiarly expres­sed for the common capacitie of the vnskilfuller sorte.

BY this distribution, or Ta­ble may easily be gathered what Planets are strong­ly situated in the prefixed figure of the Heauens: as also what Planets are fée­ble and weak in the same. Now it followeth that wée lykewise conferre them amongst themselues, accordinge to the true and exact number of their Fortitudes & Debilities, that it may yet more manifestly and sensibly appear which of them are most stronge and fortunate, and which againe most weake and infortunate, and how one as it were lineally succéedeth another in strength and power.

First the amiable Planet Venus amongst all the other Planets is simply most stronge and fortunate in the former celestiall scheme: For if the number of her debilities be subtra­ted from the summe of her fortitudes, there till remayne 13. testimonies of strength, which no other Planet obtayneth in this Fi­gure. Notwithstandinge shée is somewhat weakened by certaine other accidentall De­bilities, [Page] then are yet named: for she is asso­ciated with the Dragons tayle, which as Guido Bonatus well testifieth, Cum bonis mala est, & boni bonitatem minuit. Also not passing two houres before she was oppo­site to the Moone, ex Diametro, béeing si­tuated in quarta coeli masculina, super ter­ram in die. Beside that, in signo masculino, contrarie to her owne proper nature. And lastly, Septentrionalis Ascendens, which do all somewhat assuage and abate her courage: wherefore her significations can not be alto­gither so fortunate and effectual, as otherwise they might, and would haue béen.

2 Then the two superior Planets conioy­ned Saturne and Iupiter succéeds, which are both very strong and valerous in comparison of their debilities, because their fortitudes are not only equiualent: but euen as many mo in nūber as their debilities. For Saturns testimonies of strength are 18. his debilities but 9. So likewise are the fortitudes of Iupi­ter 18. his debilities but 9. Wherefore Sa­turne and Iupiter séeme equally matched in power and strength: but in respect of Cir­cumstances, I take Iupiter to be the stron­ger of both, which being generallie taken, is a good and laudable token, but particularlie discussed, not so good; as shall more plainly be declared hereafter.

[Page] 3 Mercurie is next in strength, although in verie déed his strength be rather weaknes, then strength, and little or nothing at all to speake of. For albeit his vertues are more in number by two, then his debilities, yet he is not so much exalted by those two testimo­nies, as he is depressed by his Ascension in Meridiem, by béeing, in signo mali plane­tae, & in cadenti loco caeli, which on the contrarie side, doo much increase his euill influence, and make him more infortunate. Nam sicut signum turbat Domum, ita Do­mus turbat signum, & signum Planetam. An approued rule.

4 Now as concerning Mars, Sol, and Lu­na, they are very weake and infortunate in the prefixed scheme, but especially Sol: For whereas the debilities of Luna are but a sewe moe, and the debilities of Mars scarse halfe so many mo as his fortitudes: the detrimentes of the Sun are in number full as many mo as his incremēts, which proportion must nedes greatly increase and augment the straunge euents threatned by this corporall coniun­ction of Saturne and Iupiter in the eighte house.

5 Finally, Pars Fortunae, that is, the place of Heauen, wherein the rayes of the Sunne and Moone doo concurre or méete, is fortunately appoynted in this Figure, [Page] being fortified with no lesse then 16. vertues Neuerthelesse, Iupiter Dominus Domus Par­tis Fortunae, being placed in domo magn [...] infortunij, & etiam mortis, and there accompanied with Infortunium Maius, dot [...] somewhat decrease the good Fortune of Pars Fortunae; And so much the rather, because Pars Fortunae it self is situated in the 8. signe although notwithstandinge it bee residente it the 7. house, yea & it is very nigh the cuspis of the 8. house too, for it wanteth but onely too Degrées of the same.

And thus much generally touching the true constitution of the Planets, at that Moment.

Now to descend more particularly vnto the present matter; The Dignities & Debi­lities of Saturne & Iupiter, according to their situation in the celestiall figure at the time of their Coniunction, being already set downe; that the true effectes and operations of their méeting may the more manifestly appeare, it followeth that wée consider which of them is eleuated and exalted aboue the other, at that instant. For Ptolomey in his 63. verbo Cen­tiloquij, deliuereth this Maxime. Oportet aspicere in Coniunctione Saturni & Iouis in eodem Minuto ad eleuationem vnius eo­rum super alterum, & iudica cum fortitu­dine [Page] eius, scilicet eleuati in hoc mundo, & similiter fac in 20. residuis Cōiūctionibus. Vpon which notable place of Ptolomey, his Interpreter Albohazen Haly commenteth thus: Eleuatio planetae super planetam est, vt sit remotio ab Auge Circuli sui breuis, minor remotione alterius ab Auge Circuli sui breuis, & ille dicitur eleuatus super al­terum. Where I gather that per remotionē ab Auge, he vnderstādeth their distance from that poynt of their excētrick, which is fardest distant from the Center of the earth. And when he saith, parui circuli, he meaneth, as I suppose, their seueral Epicicle, affirming ye he which is nearest the summitie of his Epicicle, is eleuated aboue the other, which is farder re­moued from ye summity of his Epicicle. Mar­ry this must be found out & knowē, per vtri­us (que) Argumentū aequatū, which Argument wil soon euidently declare, & certainly demon­strate the same. Wherfore to omitte now for breuities sake, Minuta differentiarū cū par­tibus proportionalibus, and so foorth, forso­much as they make no sensible difference, I will directly & compendiously, by Arithmeti­cal, & Astronomical supputation, set down the true Argument of ech of them, as I haue pur­posely calculated the same for that very time: and briefly collected them in the two short Notes, or tables following.


Argumen­tū aequatū Saturni. ♄ S.G.M.ii.iii.iiii
Medius motus ♄. ex quo subtraho1164285828
Augem, & prosiliet818395036
Centrum aequatum.353329752
Medius motus ☉, ex quo subtraho9539168
Medium motum ♄. & prosiliet1164285828
Argumentū mediū ♄102921101840
Cui addo Centrum,353329752
Quae inuicem addita e [...]ficiunt Argumen­tum aequatum ♄.2454392632

Argumen­tū aequatū Iouis. ♃ S.G.M.ii.iii.iiii
Medius motus ♃. ex quo subtraho111610462052
Augem, & profiliet584143843
Centrum aequatum.67293199
Medius motus ☉, ex quo subtraho9539168
Medium motum ♃. & profiliet111610462052
Argumentū mediū ♃.10211345370
Cui addo Centrum,67293129
Quae inuicem addito efficiunt Argumen­tum aequatū ♃.4284248499

[Page] By which calculation I gather first, that Saturne is descending in his Eccentrike, or Deferent; because his Centrum aequatum [...]s, ab vno gradu in sex signa; and that Iupi­ter on the other side is Ascending in his Ec­centrike or Deferent, because his Centrum [...]equatum, is aboue sixe signes. But forso­much as Argumentum aequatum Saturni is nigher 0. grade, 0. minut, then Argumentū equatū Iouis, (for when the Argumentum equatū of a planet is 0. G. 0. M. he is, in sum­mitate Epicicli) I take Saturne to be nigher he summity of his Circle, & consequently to the eleuated aboue Iupiter, secundum Augē, by reason of his proximitie to his Aux. Which eleuation, according to the ancient principles of Iudiciary Astrology, premonstrateth the violēt depression, & gréeuous oppresson of the Ecclesiastical Iouials by the force of temporal [...]otentats: yea & that some of them shall not only be afflicted & tormented, but also cruellie [...]recuted, and vtterly extinguished by their [...]ight. For Saturne eleuated aboue Iupiter, [...]n domo mortis, called [...] threat­eth vnto thē not only much feare and dread, with the losse of such goods as their predeces­ [...]rs enioyed before them, but also extreme [...]ersecution & execution by death. Marry in re­ [...]ect of circumstances, and certaine credible [...]idicials, I suppose that ye Iouials shal in the [Page] end haue the better day, and triumph ouer the Saturnmes, worthily by the iudgement of the learned. But I define nothing morallie, béeing only to suruey the naturall causes and signes of naturall effects. Now forsomuch as some Astrologians obseruing and regarding only the latitudes of the Planets at the time of their Coniunction, make him to be eleua­ted aboue the other, whose latitude is eyther more Ascentent in Septentrionem, or lesse Descendent versus Meridiem, (as namelie Ioannes Ganiuerus, who in his booke inti­tuled, Amicus Medicorum, the first chapter, and third Difference, making mention of the great Coniunction of Saturne and Iupiter in the 13. grade of Scorpius, which hapned, Anno, 1425. affirmeth that Saturne was then eleuated aboue Iupiter) Why? because, as he there alledgeth, Maior fuit illius lati­tudo versus Septentrionē, therby gathering and concluding, that much vnwonted trouble and sorrowe should follow to the cleargie, and so soorth. Now I say, for the discussing of that interpretation, I will heere in like maner set downe she latitudes of the Planets from the Eclyptike line towards the Poles of the Zo­diaque at the time of this Coniunction, that it may therby likewise appeare, whether Saturne be then also eleuated aboue Iupiter according to his latitude.


Grad. Minut.
Saturne1.20.Merid. Descend.
Iupiter0.54.Merid. Descend.
Mars1.23.Septent. Descen.
Venus0.22.Septent. Ascend.
Mercurie2.29.Merid. Ascend.
Luna0.46.Merid. Descend.

Saturne therfore is descending from the E­clyptike line towards the Antartike pole of the Zodiake 1. grade, 20. Min. wheras Iupi­ter is descending from the Eclyptike line to­wards the Antartike pole of the Zodiake, o. grade, 54. Min. Wherefore Iupiter on the other side is eleuated aboue Saturne, secun­dum latitudinem, bicause his latitude is les­ser than Saturns is. For as when they are both Septentrional Ascendent, he is exalted aboue the other, whose latitude is greatest to­wards the North, (as Ioannes Saxonius testifieth in the end of his Commentary vpon the fourth difference of Alcabitius his Isa­goge, ad Magisterium Iudiciorum Astro­rum) so on the contrary part, when they are both Meridional Descendent (as now they are) he must néeds be eleuated aboue the o­ther, whose latitude is lesser towards ye south. So that according to this kind of eleuation, secundum Latitudinem, the ecclesiasticall or spirituall power should flourish and increase more and more, and their estate become more [Page] prosperous and fortunate, which is cleane contrarie vnto the Astrologicall iudgement before gathered, and drawen from the eleua­tion of Saturne aboue Iupiter, secundum Augem. More therfore now lieth the point of the doubt, whether the eleuation of one Pla­net aboue another, according to his Aux, or according to his latitude, be most effectuall. For the true conclusion, and determination of the premisses, must be drawen from hence. A matter of no small difficultie to decide. For mine owne part, touching the credit of Ioan­nes Ganiuetus, although I should liberally graunt that he was, in sacra Theologia, & in ipsa Astrologia suo aeuo facilè princeps, & ob eandem Astrologiam ab omnibus ferè Christianitatis, & Regibus, & Princi­pibus, nec non ab ipso Pontifice Maximo, haud paruis annuis stipendijs donatus; (as Gondisaluus Toledo, serenissimae Franco­rum Reginae Medicus, Lugdunensis (que) pro Rege electus, commendeth him to his sonne Antonius Toledo) yet am I rather to sub­scribe vnto the soueraigne iudgement and authoritie of Ptolomey in these Astrologicall poynts, especiallie nowe in this, for two or thrée notable considerations, and amongst the rest, because some other probable Argu­ments, which may Astrologically be gathe­red from the Figure erected for the time of [Page] this Coniunction, séeme also to verifie the same. For Mars, Lorde of the ninth house, called ab adiuncto, [...], placed in Domo cadenti ab Angulo Medij Caeli, to wit, in the 12. house, tearmed, Cacodaemon, â significatione tristium euentuum (est e­nim Domus, seu locus tristitiae, aerumna­rum, maeroris, laborum, paupertatis, car­ceris, occultorum inimicorum, imposto­rum, meretricum, & such like) signifieth the imprisonment of some great Ecclesiasticall personage, of the nature of Mars, or Mer­curie, but because the royall Planet Sol, resident in Corde Caeli, siue Regali Cuspi­de, called [...] is separated from Mars by a quartil radiation, it séemeth that there shoulde some mercy be fauourablie preten­ded, but not effectuallie performed. For Mercurie, Lorde of the Horoscope the house of life, and also of the second house the house of substaunce, beeing withall in­fortunatelie seated, in Domo cadenti ab Angulo, to witte, in the ninth house (for he is there peregrine, and deuoyde of all his essentiall dignities) doth argue not one­ly the vtter losse of his goods and substance, but the depriuation of his life too, which is also more manifestly signified by the Quartil of Mercury with the Dragons head, in [Page] violent signes, namely in Capricorne, and Aries, nam hoc etiam capitis paenam mi­natur. Wherefore great debate and much dissention is like to arise touching matters of Ecclesiasticall gouernement, and religious controuersies: whereby many shall be forci­blie dispossessed: some vtterly vndone; not a fewe vnmercifully slayne and murdered: specially in those Regions and Cities, which are vnder the regimēt of the third Quadran­gle. Wherwithall I am to obserue, that Mars is in Leone, and that the citie Mora is subiect to the gouernment of this signe, considering that it was Ascendent in the East angle at the laying of the first stone towards the foun­dation thereof, as is generallie auouched, and sufficiently confirmed by the best Astrologers. Ergo, Nunc caueat sibi Mora, vel saltem a­lij ab ea caueant, nè haec mora illis tandem trahat periculum.

Moreouer, Sol is in Tauro, the night house of Venus, Venus is Lady of the tenth Cus­pis, & soiourning in the 10. house, but placed in the 11. signe, namely in Geminis, the house of Mercury, there accompanied with the Dragons tayle: Mercury him selfe is in­fortunately appointed in the ninth house in Ariete, and Mars Lord of Mercuries Mansiō place is afflicted in the 12. house in Leone, as is aforesaid. All which circumstances bée­ing [Page] equally wayed, and diligently considered, this conclusion I suppose may probably be in­ferred: that the effects of Saturns eleuation a­boue Iupiter, secundū augem, are like to be more effectuall at this instant, then the ef­fects of Iupiters eleuation aboue Saturne, secundum latitudinem. Vincunt enim semper plura testimonia, siue boni venturi, siue mali illa fuerint, in praedictionibus A­strologicis. The Iugemēt needeth no mans countenance to geue it autority.

Wherfore if I may freely vtter, that which I Astrologically conceiue, I imagine that some prophane helhound, some fierce and cru­ell Antichrist, some outragious and irreligi­ous Mahomet, some Turkish Martiall Ty­rant shall arise, who wil play the second Athi­ [...]a, or Totilas, by scourging the zealous peo­ple of God, who wil furiously assault the holy citie of Ierusalem, who wil violently oppresse and horribly torment the Inhabitaunts of that blessed Cittie. And shal not then Iniqui­tie haue the vpper hande? Shall not then the abhomination of desolation stande in the sa­cred place? Shall not then sorrowes by sensi­ble Addition and Multiplication, amount to huge summes. But he that keepeth Israel, shal neither slumber nor sleepe: Neither dout I, but the almightie and almerciful Adonay, through his infinite power, and exceading [Page] goodnes, wil cōfound this mischieuous Hel­hound, in his diuelish Imaginations, and vt­terly destroy him in his spritish attempts, and hellish practises, to his owne small ouerthrow and confusion: and to the singular comfort, and vnspeakable consolation of true Christi­ans, the only elect children and heires of God. Marry first pers [...]quution is like greeuously to assault and inuade many Nations, and king­domes, before this generall peace and quyet­nesse may be hoped, or looked for. Wherfore if haply such troubles and tribulations hap­pen in our dayes, (as no doubt by all Astro­logicall and prophetical prodictions they wil) let vs patiently possesse our soules and bodies, and euen in the midst of them, lifte vp our eyes, and handes, and hearts to heauen, the only sanctuary and Castle of our succour, for euen then is our redemption nigh at hand; e­uen then is the time that the Lord shal deliuer Israel out of all her afflictions; euen then shal we enioy perfect felicitie: and who so endureth to the end, the same shalbe blessed without end. Finally, a great new Monarchie is like to be established, and shal not the true Gospel of the kingdome be vniuersally preached tho­rowout al the world, for a witnes vnto al na­tions? shall not al people vnder heauen be go­uerned according to the right meaning of that auncient prophecie, Vnus pastor, vnum ou [...] ­le? [Page] About the necessarie, or contingent veritie whereof, much here might be added, but I ha­sten to go forward with the rest, beginning where my brother Richard left, & for supplye of his wants, adding those iudgemēts, which I haue collected since the 2. edition of his A­strological discourse, which could not be so exactly & perfectly finished by himselfe, as o­therwise it might haue been, by reason of cer­taine other impediments, which euen in the midst of that treatise, forcibly called him from those Mathematical and Philosophical stu­dies. It remayneth therfore, to note, that Sa­turne Lord of ye 6. house, in Greek, [...] so called, quod tristia & aduersa portendat, (est enim domus aegritudinum, & vitiorum corporis) premōstrateth the dangerous, and greeuous assaults of many Saturnine & Me­lancholike diseases; who because in mans bo­dy he ruleth and gouerneth the right eare, the stomack, the splene, the bladder, the bones, and teeth: he presignifieth many cold diseases pro­ceeding of ye defluxiō of humors to those parts: as namely the flux, ye dropsy, ye ptisick, the col­lick, ye stone in the raines & bladder, ye vehemēt gnawing, or pain of the belly, ingēdred in the smal guts, called Ilia, ye palsy, ye gout in ye féet, ye tāker, ye black iaūdes, stiches in ye sides like plurisies, black morphew, quartane agues; as al­so cōtinual ache in ye ioints, pernitious catars, roughs, rewmes, pooses, hoarcenesse, wheles, & [Page] blisters, ringwormes, running with drie scabbes, and ytchings, byles, & vlcerations, passions of the splene, the leaprie procee­ding of melancholy exceedingly, adust, called comonly Elephantiasis, beside some shrewde, and fore paines in the legs & feete: together with some other mortal & perempto­rie diseases, proceading partly of corrupt blud, ryot, drunkennes, and surset, partly of super­fluous, rotten, and putrified humors, so long continuing aud induring, that they ingender Hecticke feuers, and consumptions. For Sa­turne, Dominus domus Infirmitatum, resident in domo mortis, doth plainly and manifestly foreshew the violence of some vn­curable and deadly sicknesses, which shall greeuously afflict, and vehemently oppresse many euen vnto death. Wherefore I would wish those, that feele themselues diseased, if so be they desire to be restored againe to their wonted health, to seeke in due tyme for helps and remedie at the hands of the learned and expert Phisition, before the infirmitie be fully growen, and throughly rooted. It is too late they say, to spare when all is spent and consu­med, too late to shut the cage, when the byrde is flowen out, too late to bar the stable doore, whē the Steede is stollen away: And is it not to too late to require remedie for a disease already confirmed? what learned Chirurgi­an [Page] an will take in hand to cure a mortal and vn­curable vlcer? or what wise Phisician will vndertake to restore that Patient to health, which is depryued of his senses, speach, respi­ration, and mouing, through the violence and importunitie of the strong and vehement A­poplexy? which cannot possiblie be resisted, as Hippocrates witnesseth in the 42. Apho­risme of his second booke. Also the Leapry, called Elephantiasis, if it be established and confirmed, is by nature, an immedicable, and deadly disease, which notwithstanding, if it be looked to in time, may be cured by Phle­botomy, annuary purgations, or the like meanes, as Galen himselfe affirmeth in his sixt Commentary vpon the 47. Aphorisme of Hipocrates, where he reporteth, that he had cured, inchoatam Elephantiasin, by those remedies. Now therfore let euery dis­creete Patient remember the common saying out of the witty Lattin Poet: Principijs ob­sta. Stoppe the beginninges: together with that also which followeth.

Serò medicina paratur.

Cum mala per longas inualuere moras.

To which effect the vulgar Hexameter, prouerbially vsed, might likewise be fitly ap­plyed: ‘Maximus ê minima scintilla nascitur ignis.’

[Page] And yet I graunt the Phisitian may euen in this extremity geue the patient good coun­cell, he may wish him wel, and so foorth, and peraduenture ease the importunity of his ma­lady some litle deale: Sed hoc aliquid, paene nihil est, & the verses are famously knowen.

Vtile non est,
Consiliū post facta dari, quod oportuit ante;
Consilium post facta, Imber post tempora frugū.

Wherfore if possibly it may be, the first houre of the disease approaching, is diligently to be obserued, and truly signified vnto the Phisi­tian, as Hermes Trismegistus aduiseth in his Iathromathematica: that a figure for that time being erected, and the Position or constitution of the heauens not sleightly, but throughly considered, the cunning Phisitian may therby iudicially gather, whether the dis­ease be curable aud suppliable by medicine, or whether yt patient be destitute of hope, & past recouery. But they yt desire to know more cō ­cerning this point, may haue recourse to the said Iatromathematica, translated not long since into our english tongue, by my self, at the request of M. Charles P. a very speciall frend of mine. Which translation, I haue here also purposely annexed at the end of this small Treatise, for the generall benefit, and commo­ditie of those, which are desirous thereof, that they may with so much the more ease, and les labour, attaine to some reasonable knowledge [Page] of those most necessarie secretes, which Her­nes Aegyptius, the first and most auncient Astrologer, that hath committed any thinge to writing, (who liued before the incarnation of our Sauiour, 1488. yeares,) lefte behinds him for the perpetuall good, and vse of al such, as were to succeade him in the heauenly prac­tise of Astrologie, and phisicall Philosophy. But reseruing mine opinion of this famous Mercury, and his profound works, to some other time, I am to returne againe to that A­strologicall iudgement before drawn from the Lordly dominion of cruell Saturne ouer the 6. house, and his situacion in the 8. place from the Horoscope. Where I further­more obserue, that this infortunate Constella­tion, doth not onely presignifie and prognosti­cate many contagious, and peremptory infir­mities amongst men, (as is alreadye accor­ding to the rules of Arte probably declared) but also a great distruction, and mortality a­mongst all kind of small beastes, and cattell: as Dorotheus one of the 9. Iudges, doth in the verie like case conclude. But forasmuch as the two great Lumynaries, are amongst the rest of the planets, the principal and most effectuall workers in al naturall & terrestriall bodies, tam animatis, (quam) inanimatis, as Pto­lomy proueth more at large in the 1. booke, and 2. chap. of his Quadripartite construction. [Page] by whose influence specially; fit incremen­tū & destructio omnis Indiuidui Anima­lis, as Haly also very well commenteth vpon this 86. Aphorisme of Ptolomyes Centi­loquia: Sol est origo virtutis vitalis, quae est Cordis: Luna est origo virtutis naturalis, quae est Epatis: particularly in priuate nati­uities considered, but generally in all publike, and not onely Astrologicall predictions, but also Phisicall and Philosophicall discourses, maintained and obserued: we are necessarily constrayned at all times to haue especiall re­spect vnto their motions, but cheefly to the course and motion of the Moone, who as the auncient Astrologers affirme, is: Delatrix omnium impressionum & influentiarum aliorum planetarum, quae per globum ip­sius ad nos vltimó decendunt. Wherefore I will here also discipher their seuerall incli­nations, and effectes: with the proper and na­turall significations of each of them, according to their scituation, and constitution in the ce­lestiall figure, at the time of this great Con­iunction: but so that I will auoyd to repeate any iudgement already set downe by my bro­ther in his Astrologicall discourse. The ver­tues and debilities of the princely Plannets, Sol, and Luna, are at the beginning of this Treatise, set downe by way of partition: Wherefore (to cut off al such Tantologies) I [Page] not be so tedious, or forgetfull of all good Me­thode, as to rehearse the same againe in this place. But forsomuch as their debilities are mo in number thē their dignities, I am by the way to conclude (as I did before) that they are very vnfortunately appointed in the present scheme: and consequently, that many mis­chiefes, with much vnwonted sorrow, are pre­saged therby. Marry this amongst the rest, is specially worthy the noting, that the Sun is then within 3. degrees, 50. minutes of the most violent and most mortal fixed star in the whole firmament, amongst 1022. called cō ­monly, Gorgonium, siue caput Medusae, barbarously of the Arabians, Caput Algol, whose Longitude is in the 20. grade, 38. mi. of Taurus: Latitude from the Ecliptike line. 23. grades, 0. min. A starre of the second mag­nitude, that is, 90. times so big as the earth: of the nature of Saturne and Iupiter, but of Complexion somewhat temperate being Septentrional. Which Starre, considering it is so nigh the Cuspis of Caeli Culmen, the Sunne being then also therein situated, but peregriue, and almost conioyned therewith; it should by all Astrologicall Iudicials seem, that some suddayn mischiefe, and violent op­pression, is prognesticated and portended to some great personage, or mighty magistrate, placed in high seate, and supreame autority: [Page] as by the sequele is most like to appeare, where it shall happen.

Luna is likewise in the prefixed figure ex­traordinarily afflicted, and oppressed by the presence and company of another most cruell and mischieuous fixed star, called of the Grae­cians [...], barbarously, Cor Scorpij, whose Longitude is in the 3. grade, 40. mi­nute of Sagittary, Latitude 4. degrées, 0, mi­nute. A starre of the second Magnitude also, but of the nature of Mars, with a litle spice of Iupiter; Complexionis magis humectan­tis, quam Comburentis, quia Meridiona­lis. Which Coniunction, signifieth as I cō ­iecture, the furious audacity, and outragious impudency of those which shall seditiously a­rise, and priutly conspire against their Magi­strates, presaged by the late opposition of Lu­na with Venus, Ladie of the tenth house, who is also conioyned with a violent Martial fixed star, of ye first honor or Magnitude, yt is, 107. times so big as ye earth, called of the Grecians, [...]: of the Romaines, Pallilicium: of the Arabians, Aldebaram, and most com­monly of our late Astrologers, Oculus Tau­ri Australis, siue sinister: But because my brother Richard in his discourse hath more at large described the same opposition of Venus, and Luna, according to their celestiall situa­tion at that time, purposing not, as I sayd, to [Page] reiterate anything heare, that is there suffici­ently expressed, I wil go forward with ye rest, remitting the studious reader to ye page in his booke: but not omitting to cōsider this by the way, yt the effects & operatiōs of the great Cō ­iunction, are like to be the more fearful & ter­rible, by reason of this infortunate constituti­on of the Sun and Moone at that instant.

Item, Iupiter, Lord of the West Angle, placed in the 8. house from the Ascendent, & there infortunately afflicted by the present Coniunction of frowning Saturne, who is gouernor of ye 5. house [...] signifieth extreame sorrow, with much perrill & danger vnto women labouring with child: or els, that many women shal take great care, and be sore greeued for their children, because they ar not. The same constellation threatneth likewise, much shrewde dissention and hatred betwixt man and wife. Moreouer, Mars, Lord of Imū Caeli, placed in domo 12. wil help to increase the trouble and anguish of parentes for their childrens causes, afore mentioned.

Item, Venus, Domina domus dominij, being there also residēt, but situated in the 11. signe, accompanied wt Catabibazon, in casu suo, id est, in oppositione exaltationis suae: signifieth exceeding much quarrelling, strife and con­tention, touching matters of the 10. house, in some countrey subiect to the gouernment of [Page] the signe Gemini: A signe of the partition of the thyrd Quadrangle.

Also, Venus, Domina domus Fratrum, Sororum, Consanguineorum &c. being ap­pointed as is before rehearsed, doth further­more prognosticate very much false dilsimu­lation, and tretcherie euen amongst brethren and kinsfolke, who shall hinder, indammage, & hurt one another by some cusoning menes, and by diuers vnfaithfull, wily, and deceitfull dealings. One notable token amongst many other of the worlds small continuance, as by the holy Scripture might easily be proued.

Item, Mercury peregrine in the nienth house, there placed in Ariete, foretelleth, as I suppose, the comming of certaine strange Am­bassadors, into this Realme of England, a­bout some matters touching Religion, for this Iland is subiect to the dominion, and regiment of that signe. Whereunto I adde, that Mercury, Lord of the second house, vn­luckely seated in the ninth house, portendeth much los of goods to trauailers, messengers, merchants, and generally to all Mercuristes, as well on the land by theeues, and robbers, as on the seas, by shipwracks and Pyrates. Which is also more plainly presignified by the opposition of Pars Fortunae to the seconde house, in the Cuspis of the eight house, which opposition seemeth to threaten, not onely [Page] losse of substance, but of life too. And therfore the foresaide persons are to prouide for them­selues accordingly.

Hetherto I haue orderly by Astrologicall Analysis, proceaded in disciphering the state of the heauens, at the time of the foresaid no­table Coniunction, by interlacing those [...]udgements, which being by him pretermit­ [...]ed, I haue since the second Impression of my brothers booke, gathered out of as good, and autenticall Doctors, as any we haue. Now, that nothing may seeme to be wanting in this present Tractate, being ioyned to his for­mer Discourse, which might Astrologically be obserued touching the same great Coniuncti­on: I thinke it not only not inconuenient, but also requisite to note briefly some Iudicials, concerning the dearth and plentie of those A­strologicall partes mentioned at the begin­ning of this Treatise: which partes although commonly they are onely considered of the best Astrologers, ether generally at ye Sunsen­ [...]ance into the point Equinoctial Vernal, for [...]he whole yeere immediatly following, if a [...]ed signe, (as either Taurus, Leo, Scorpius, [...] Aquarius) be then Ascendent in the East [...]ngle, or els particularly at the beginning or [...]ery Astronomicall Reuolution, for the [...]uarter next ensuing, yet notwithstanding, [...]somuch as the virtuall influence of any [Page] great Coniunction of the superior Planets, is more notable, yea and more forcible too. then the influence of the Sunnes circular re­turne, to that indiuisible point of the Zodiack from which he first digressed, as some of the most approoued Astrologers affyrme. I sup­pose, that as great and as certaine a testimo­ny, either of dearth, or of plentifulnesse ensu­ing, may Astrologically be drawen from the situation and constitution of the Planets in the celestiall scheme, at the time of this rare and strange Coniunction, as otherwise from the position of the superior bodies in the hea­uenly figure at the Sunnes annuary recourse, A puncto ad punctum signiferi. For as this famous and memorable meeting of the two supreme and most mighty Planets in the last face of Pisces, hapneth very seldome, to wit, but once in the space and continuance of 800. yeares, so when it chaunceth, it commonly causeth some sudden changes, and violent al­terations, either by meanes of sedition and warres, or consequently by famine and penu­rie, proceeding of the barrennesse and sterility of the earth, therby presaged & prognosticated which my brother Richard hath already in my opinion sufficiently confirmed in his Dis­course. Wherfore, I will here now compen­diously, but distinctly, set downe the significa­tions of those parts, drawen partly from the [Page] signes wherein they are placed, but especially from the Lords of the signes, those I meane, that haue most essential dignities in ye same, concluding according to their situation & con­stitution in the prefixed Figure, siue in Angu­lo, siue succedenti illi fuerint, seu cadenti Domo. Withall, regarding their seuerall as­pectes, and mutuall radiatious, as also whe­ther Dominus domus be come ad locum Descentionis suae, and so forth. But I ima­gine it shal suffyce for the present, to declare the bare iudgements only, that is, the effectes signified, by noting in a word, which partes shalbe Cari precii, which medii, or indiffe­rentis precii, and finally, which humilis, or vilis precii. The causes and reasons of euery Iudiciall, euery one that is but meanly tra­uailed in the Principles of Astrologie, may of him selfe soone gather, and easily discerne: neither do I loue to be verbally tedious, whē fewe wordes may as well, or rather better serue the turne. Frustra enim longius fit per plura, quod breuius fieri potuit per pau­ciora. Wherefore to proceede roundly to the expected Distinction, the foresayd partes,

  • [Page]Concer­ning the dearth or cheap­nesse thereof, are by my Astrologicall iudge­mentes like to be either
    • Of a high, or deare price, as namely these.
      • Pars oliuarum: whereof Thales Mi­lesius toke so notable aduaun­tage, for the enrichment of him­selfe.
      • Pars hordei:
      • Pars ciborum amarorum.
      • Pars ciborum saporis apij, & herba­rum eiusmodi saporem habentium
      • Pars salis.
      • Pars Medicaminum salsorum.
      • Pars medicaminum acrium.
      • Pars sisami.
      • Pars nucum.
      • Pars lentis.
      • Pars Ris.
      • Pars Nucum.
      • Pars Melonum.
    • Of an indif­ferent and more reaso­nable price. as
      • Pars tritici.
      • Pars Ciceris.
      • Pars sacchari.
      • Pars Mellis.
      • Pars ciborum dulcium.
      • Pars croci.
      • Pars medicaminum venenatorum.
      • Pars Bombicis.
      • Pars Milij.
    • Of a lowe price, or good cheape, as
      • Pars fabarum.
      • Pars Vuarum.
      • Pars dactylorum.
      • Pars Caeparum.
      • Pars ciborum acrium.

Euery one that vnderstandeth any Latine may sufficiently play the Interpreter.

[Page] Which short partition may generally suf­fice for a competent knowledge of the forena­med parts, vntill they shall be more diligent­lie considered, and more particularly discussed by me, in euery seuerall yéere, as vpon sem­blable occasion, I shall then more speciallie obserue the same at the Sunnes annuary re­course into the first Second of Aries. I haue here summarily inserted this little, as a briefe testimonie eyther of dearth or plentifulnesse ensuing, drawen onely, as I said, from the situation of the Planets, at the time whereof I now speake, but in my yéerely Almanacke I purpose, by Gods good leaue, more exactlie, and so farre as I may possibly attaine there­vnto, more perfectly to examine the same ac­cording to the infallible Rules of this Arte, at the seueral reuolutions of euery seueral yéere, so continuing till the effects and operations of this Coniunction shall fully be accompli­shed and ended.

Nowe touching the Constitution of the ayre, whereof I haue as yet added nothing, forsomuche as this famous Coniunction happeneth in Pisces, a signe of the partition of the watery Trigonisme, I conceiue there­by, that great store and abundance of rayne shall ensue, which will cause many huge in­undations, and ouerflowings in sundry places, and that many fierce and boysterous [Page] winds shall estfoones breake foorth, the rather also, because both Saturne and Iupiter are then likewise oriental from the Sunne. Nam Phaenon orientalis est frigidae complexio­nis, & humidae item Phaēton: wherefore much troublous and tempesteous weather is like to be looked for, which is like so long to continue, how long the one shall be with­in the Semidiameter of the other, that is, within nine degrées of the other, for the seue­rall Semidiameter of eche of them is 4. de­grées, 30. minutes, so that concerning the disposition of the Ayre, the watery effects of their méeting began the 5. day of February last past, this present yeere 1583. and shall endure vntill the 14. day of February next ensuing, Anno 1584.

Immediatly after the terme or end of these effects, Mercury shall receiue both Saturne and Iupiter: and be corporally conioyned with them, first with Saturne, then with Iupiter: which portēdeth smal good to some of the clergie: for Mercury beeing at the time of this Coniunction infortunately seated in the 9. house, and nowe in Coniunction with Saturne and Iupiter, signifieth the losse of their accustomed tiths, yea and the displea­sure of some noble personages, or great ma­gistrates, through whose procurement they are like to be shrewdly hindered and enda­maged. [Page] It should seeme also that they shall be xppressed by meanes of some Martiall gar­boyles, and warres, because their meeting is in Aries, the diurnall Mansion place of Mars.

But as touching the whole continuance of all these, or such other terrible Accidents, and feareful euents, threatned by this grand Co­pulation of Saturne and Iupiter, first prog­nostically intreated of by my brother Richard in his Discourse, and nowe enlarged by my selfe in thie Tractate, I am perswaded that they shall forcibly begin to take place [...] in this present yeere 1583. For no doubt much secret villany shall be committed, much false packing vsed, much priuy sedition fostered, and great Martiall furniture, and preparance for warres shall be heard of, to some mens cost, euen within the compasse of this very yeere. Which accordeth with that Maxime of the noble Prince Leopoldus Austriacus, in these very words: Annus ipse erit peior in quo Saturnus & Iupiter coniunguntur. But shall still violently continue, and cru­elly inuade the inhabitaunts of the earth, vn­till such time as the one shall oppose himselfe against the other by a diametrall irradiatiō, which according to the true and daily sphe­ricall motiōs of these Planets exactly calcu­lated by the excellent Mathematitian Io­annes [Page] Stadius, in his Ephemerides; shall fall out iust, Anno Domini 1593. the 21. day of March, about 30. Minuts after thrée of the clocke in the after noone. Saturne bée­ing then placed in Cancer, and Iupiter in Capricorne, the one in the 11. house, the o­ther in the 5. house, as appeareth by the Fi­gure, which I haue here calculated for the very time of their Opposition, at which time the distance from the one to the other shall be 180. Degrées.

The Caelestiall scheme, calculated for the future opposition of Saturne and Iupiter.

☍ ♄ ♃

Latitude 51. 34. Longitude 19. 52.

1593. Die 21. Martij. Hora 3. Mi. 31. post Meridiem.

Dominus. diei ☿. Dominus. horae ☽.

[Page] So that the perillous effects of this grand Coniunction shall continue and still increase on, vntill the accomplishment almost of ten whole yeeres hereafter ensuing, which then surceasing, the operations of their opposi­tion shall begin to worke, beeing in like ma­ner forcibly to take place & perdure till their next Coniunction, which shall not happen vntill the yeere 1603. the 21 day of Decem­ber about high noon: at which time they shal be conioyned agayne in the 10. grade, 26. mi­nute of Sagittary, a signe of the partition of the fiery Triangularity, and then the Mathe­maticall circuit beeing fully finished, the ef­fects of this Coniunction, and opposition, shall togither end, and not before. Etenim effectus durant vsque ad reditum, quia ni­hil datur inane in natura, as is well noted by Cardane. But I am of opinion, that the effects of their opposition, shall be more vio­lent and speedie, than of this very Coniun­ction. Nam diametrae radiationes, quem­admodum & Tetragonismi, mortes repen­tinas, & violentas mutationes faciunt, Cō ­gressus verò generalia Accidentia, as one very learnedly iudgeth. And Haly the Ara­bian in the 8. part, & 6. chapter of his Astro­logicall Iudicials, seemeth to affirme, that, Diametralis cōfiguratio, est fortior & ma­ioris vigoris, quàm vllus alius aspectus; in [Page] writing thus: Scito quod oppositio Saturni & Martis est deterior eorum Coniunctio­ne, & deteriores, ac maligniores signifi­cationes demonstrat. Beside these, Guido Bonatus in the 13. chapter of his seconde Treatise, confirmeth the very same, where he determineth flatly, that Oppositio est a­spectus vltimatae inimicitiae, vltimatae ma­liciae, & vltimatae discordiae; his reason is, Quia trahitur â Saturno, & â Luminari­bus; nam domus Saturni aspiciunt domos Luminarium ab oppositione: ideoue di­citur iste aspectus perfectae inimicitiae, quo niam Saturnus est infortunium maius, & fortior caeteris alijs infortunijs. But as concerning this present opposition, it see­meth extraordinarily malicious, and extrem­ly pernicious, in that they are most vnhappily affected, & afflicted, in casibus, & detrimentis suis: Quae quidem constellatio Religioni maximum periculum minatur. A iudge­ment ouer true. But because I purpose here­after, if God spare me life, to discourse more at large of these particulars, I wil here only add this one resolute & peremptory iudgement of the great Astrologer, Cyprian de Bohemia; Coniunctiones, oppositiones, vel eclypses, in Virg. & Capr. quod in his signis Iupiter religionis Iudex magnopere debilitetur, mutationes in religione, sacroue ordine [Page] denunciant. Wherfore I will nowe returne againe to the present Coniunction, from which I haue a little digressed. The conti­nuance of whese effects beeing expreslie de­clared, it followeth, that we likewise expresly determine, de subiectis locis, in what Coun­tries and Cities they shall especially worke, and most effectually shewe them selues. For Ptolomey saith, Vnusquisque locus habet suum signum & Planetam proprium. And that in respect of some other Astrologicall cir­cumstances is the reason, as Ganiuetus af­firmeth, that the plague, or any other noy­some and notorious calamitie happeneth in some one particuler towne or citie, rather then in another, they beeing both situated in one and the selfe same Region. Wherefore concerning the present Coniunction, I sup­pose that those Realmes and Cities shall chie­fly be vexed and afflicted with the euill influ­ence thereof, which are vnder the partition of the third Quadrangle, that is, vnder these foure signes, Gemini, Virgo, Sagittary, Pisces. Vnto which signes such Regions and Cities are subiect, as are particularly allotted to eche of them, and here seuerally described as followeth.

  • [Page]Vnder the 3. Quadrā gle are cōteined the fore­said signes.
    • ♊ ☿ Gemini, whose go­uernment extendeth, to
      • Regions,
        • Hircania, Armenia, Mar­tiana, Cyrene, Marmari­ca, the lower Egypt, Sar­dinia, a part of Lombardy, Flaunders, Brabant, Wit­temberge, England.
      • Cities,
        • Corduba, Cesena, Viter­bium, Versels, Louaine, Bryges, Magūtia; Hafford, Kitzingium, Rhegiū, Turi­num, Bamberga, Norim­berge, Villacum, London.
    • ♍ ☿ Virgo, which hath in subiec­tion
      • Regions.
        • Mesopotamia, Babylon, Assyria, Achaia, Grece, Crete, Croacia, Carinthia, Athesina, the dukedome of Athens, a part of Gallia Comata, a part of Rhene, the lower Sylesia.
      • Cities.
        • Ierusalē, Corinth, Rhodes Papia, Signia, Brundusiū, Aretium, Nouaria, Tolose, Lyons, Paris, Basill, Heil­derberge, Epphord, Wra­tislauia.
    • ♐ ♃ Sagittary, which hath,
      • Regions.
        • Spayne, Arabla the happy▪ Tyrrhenia, Celtica, Dal­matia, Slauonia, Vngary, Morauia, Sylesia, Misnia.
      • Cities.
        • Tolet, Volaterrae, Mutina, Narbona, Aucnionis, Cul­lein, Agrippina, Stutgar­dia, Rotenburge, Buda, Tuberinum, Caschouia.
    • [Page] ♓ ♃ Pices, which hath
      • Regions.
        • Lidia, Pamphilia, Scicilie, Calabria, Portugal, Nor­mandy, Phazania, Nazo­montilis, Garamantes.
      • Cities.
        • Alexandria, Hispalis, Cō ­postel, Ratisbone, Paren­tium, Wormes, Rotho­magus.

Whervnto also the fine Citie of Florence, sée­meth to be lately added by Franciscus Iunctinus, a Doctor of Diuinitie in the same Citie, notwith­standing that Lucas Gauricus, Ioannes Scho­nerus, Cyprianus Leouitius, and some other ap­proued Astrologers, do place it vnder another signe: and namely most vnder Aries. For in his introduction, ad Astrorum Iudicia, Iunctinus letteth downe the natiuitie therof, with the 2. de­gree. 28. minut of Pisces in the Horoscope, as vnderneath followeth. Which Figure I haue here purposely inserted, for that I thinke that citie to be very subiect to the foresaid great Coniuncti­on, not onely bicause the signe Ascending in the Horoscope, is the signe wherin this Coniuncti­on hapneth, but also because certaine other iudge­ments, which the learned in this facultie may therby easily gather, touching the state of the saide City, do import as much. In which respects I tooke it not amisse to impart the Figure it selfe to the more particular consideration of such, as can, and will take the paines to examine the same Astrologically.

Inclitae vrbis Florentiae natalis, Horoscopicè delineatus.


Anno 1298. Mense Nouembri, Die 29. Hora Meridiana.

Altitudo Poli. 42.45.

[Page] Hither I suppose may those Regions and Cities be also added which are subiect to the dominion of Saturne, that is, those which are vnder the regi­ment of Capricorne, a signe of the partition of the first Quadrangle, and Aquary, a signe of the par­tition of the second Quadrangle. For these two signes are Saturns own proper & essential mansion places. Wherefore I will here in like maner write downe, such Realmes and Townes, as are com­prehended within their seuerall Gouernements: forsomuch as they are very like also to féele the grée­uous and miserable effects threatned by this Con­iunction.

  • ♑ ♄ Capri­corne hath
    • Regions.
      • India, Arriana, Macedonia, Thracia, Gedrosia, Bossina, Al­bania, Bulgaria, Grece, Lituania Saxony, Hessia, Orcheney. I­lands, Masouia, Turingia, Mar­chia Styriae.
    • Cities.
      • Machlinia, Iuliacum, Cleuonia, Berga, Gandamon, Vitua. Brā ­denburge, Augusta Vindelico­rum, Constantia, Derthona, Fa­uentia, Oxford.
  • ♒ ♄ Aquary hath
    • Regions.
      • Araby desert, Oxiana, Sogdiana▪ great Tartary, Denmarke, Sar­matia, the South part of Suetia, a part of Bauaria, Paedemon­tium, Westphalia.
    • Cities.
      • Hamburge, Breame, Inglost­adium, Tridentum, Salisburge Mons Ferratus.

[Page] But euen amongst these very nations, countries, Ilands, territories, cities, & townes named and distinguished here by me, accor­ding to the instructions of the best Astrolo­gers, and Cosmographers, there is also a great difference. For those persons shall espe­cially be vexed, and oppressed by this infor­tunate position of the celestiall bodies, in whose Radix, or otherwise in the annuary profection of the natiuitie, the 21. grade, ey­ther of Pisces, Sagittary, Virgo, Gemini, Capricorne, or Aquary, is by progression Ascendent in the Horoscope, or in whose natiuitie, the Sunne, the Moone, or [...] Geniturae, is resident in the same grade of any of those signes, or within fiue degrées of that grade: for they are most like to be sore tormented, and vehemenly disquie­ted with the troublous affections, and per­turbations of the mind, yea and gréeuouslie afflicted with diuerse noysome and wofull in­firmities of the body, which shall become mortall and peremptory vnto those, which haue Saturne thus ill affected vpon the 8. Cuspis, or whose Hylech or Alchocoden, is ill affected in any of the said places of the Zo­diake.

But they, which in their Radix haue Cul­men Medij Coeli, or Pars Fortunae appoin­ted in the same parts of the Signifier, shall [Page] suffer in honor, worshippe, substance, and ri­ches, and be vyolently wronged by some cruell and extraordinary mischaunces to be­fall them.

And they moreouer, which haue any of the other siue erraticall starres, as either Mars, Venus, or Mercury, situated in the same de­gree of those Signes, shall by some mischie­uous meanes or other, be in like manner hin­dred and indammaged according to the natu­rall signification, qualitie, and inclination of each of them so disposed.

All and singular which foresaid euents shal be multiplyed and increased, if any hurtfull direction of the natiuine shall then happen, which doth consent, or any waies accord with this Coniunction. But if any fauourable, and friendly direction shall come in place, the lesse harme is to be feared, nay in this case, di­rections are alwayes to be preferred before the great Coniunctions, or Oppositions of the superior planets, as also before the Eclyp­ses of the Sunne, and Moone, for that their effectes are more forcible and effectuall then the operations of any such Copulations, or obscurations, which worke only as generall causes, and do therfore hurte those men chief­ly, whose natiuities accorde with the first be­ginninges or foundations of any such Regi­ons, or Cities, as are most like to feele and [Page] suffer the cruell influence and terrible opera­tions of any such heauenly Accidents.

Here therfore I am to leaue euery man to the consideration of his owne priuate nati­uitie, howbeit I could my selfe rehearse some of good calling, whose Horoscopes are thus appointed, but that I intend not to be­come odious, or tedious by this kinde of commemoration, to any particular person, eyther nowe in this Treatise, or hereafter in any other more learned and painefull Dis­course touching these or the like poyntes, where notwithstanding they mighte happi­ly serue to a greater purpose, and farther vse, then nowe presently they may, for proofe and triall of the foresaide euentes, as they shall afterwardes fall out more ef­fectually. But I am growen somewhat longer, then I purposed in the begin­ning, and therefore will heere drawe to­wardes an ende, moste heartily commit­ting euery man, to the serious care and regarde of his owne safetie, and consequent­ly to the tuition of the omnipotent Adonay, who of his infinite and singular mercies and goodnes, graunt, that we which nowe liue for a time, may in time so liue to the true and sincere worshippe of him that li­ueth for euer and euer, that by so li­uing wee maye learne to dye, and by so [Page] dying liue with him for euermore. Sub Lunae secundo Gabriele, variae hominibus im­positae sunt leges, veri Dei cultus negligi­tur, falsorum Deorum religio nimis pro­pagatur, as Ioannes Tritemius wryteth of that age in his booke de septem Secundeis, And doeth it not behoue vs to take carefull heede, and beware in time, lest a newe Ioan­nes Tritemius, or some other of greater cre­dite hereafter arise, to discredite this our lost age, sub lunae tertio Gabricle, with the like report, for neglecting the sacred and ioysul ti­dings of the gospel, which being neuer so plen­tifully taught, was neuer more scantly lear­ned, and being neuer so truely preached, was neuer more falsly followed, or more lightly re­garded, then now generally it is. The more present shame, the more future punishment. What maruell therfore though such plagues hang ouer our heades? What maruell though Gods vengeance be at hand, nay even now ready to fal downe vpon vs, to oppresse, and consume vs? What maruell though the ordinarie course, as wel of all naturall, as of morall things be quite turned topsie turuie?

Dum pedibus teritur probitas, astutia summae
Laudis opus, faelix nullum violentia, vt olim,
Crimen habet, plausus sequitur te faeda voluptas,
Turpe nihil quod lucra ferat, nil rursus bonestum,
[Page] Quod fructu praesente caret, Dum talia fiunt
Quid miri si bella furant? si pestilis Aeer,
Conditus officio vitae, neois arbiter extet?
Si frumenta Ceres, si Bacchus must a negarit?
Si empestatum ratio peruersa, nouatis
Legibus, aestates hiberno frigore turbet.
Ver hiemis subeat munus? si veris honorem
Vendicet Autumnus pro fructu floribut ornans,
Si rari Soles vix languida spicula promant,
Atque frequens Imber vexet, niuiae (que) procellae
Et tristes nebulae Scythici contagia caeli
Portent? si mores imitentur tempora nostros?
Tempora dura quidem, nondum durissima; vates
O vt inam falsus time am grauiora. Sed Astra
Nescio quid crudele minantur, & horrida coeli
Obscuri facies; plares repetita per annos.

In which Prognostical Epigrame, Hiero­nimus Wolfius, whom our Master Aschame in his discourse of Germaine affaires, calleth his very friend, and whose excellent learning partly by his Translations, and explications of Demosthenes, and Ipocrates, partly by his other as well Astrologicall, as Philoso­phicall, and humanity writings, is famously knowen ouer all Europe. In which Pro­pheticall Epigrame, I say, this learned man hath truely described, and as it were liuely painted out the wicked peruersity & peruerse wickednes of this age: with a necessary in­uectiue [Page] against the abuses, and enormities now raigning: by conferring and comparing the same with the manifold tokens and mira­cles Astrologically prognosticated, touching the future most miserable estate, and conditi­on of the world, which shall shortly no doubt more sensibly appeare, to the terror and asto­nishment of all reasonable Creatures then li­uing. I meane not here to recapitulate the horrors of the marueilous yeere, 1588. or to vnfolde other auncient predictions, & prophe­cies, in which, Conclusio, as we say in Lo­gick, Semper sequitur deteriorem partem, I would to God, the shadowe of the earth, and earthly things, did not take away the cleare light of the Sunne from vs, and cause an hor­rible Eclypse in vs. Lord, that euery man would priuately contend to amend one, and both priuately and publikely pray for the a­mendement of all. How soone would God be moued to deale with vs, as he did by the Ni­niuites, whose punishment, vpon their vnfai­ned repentance was differred long beyonde the compasse of the 40. dayes, prophetically forethreatened by Ionas? And did it not please God to prolong the life of king Ezechias for the space of 15. yeeres, notwithstanding that the Prophet Isaias had prognosticated his death, as at hand within one day? Other ex­amples might be alledged, to shew that pu­nishments [Page] decreed from aboue, are in some part alterable, vpon humble signification of a contrite and reformed heart: Which God graunt to all his elect, and namely to vs in England, whome he hath so graciously indued with so many, and so long enduring felicities. For the prosperous continuance, and perfec­tion whereof, my final wish, and prayer is, as I haue comprysed the same, in these foure rude, but hartie verses:

Elizabeta diu, atque diu cum Principe Regnū
Floreat: ô operis summa fit ista mei.
Hinc Alpha vt caepit; sic Omega desinet istine:
Scilicet haec Anglis Omega, & Alpha suis.

The Conclusion.

NOwe good Brother, as in the beginning of this trea­tise, I addressed my preface vnto you, so hauing thus supplied such Additions, as I thought requisite to bee annexed to my brother Ri­chards Astrologicall Discourse, I am here in the end to committe, or rather submitte the same, as wel to your iudgement for reforma­tion, as to the Censure of our learnedst Astro­logers, for allowance or disalowance. The only fauour I require at their handes, is this, that they would iudge as they finde, without any spice of parciality, which oftentimes cor­rupteth, euē the soundest iudgements other­wise. I would be loath to attribute, or arro­gate too much vnto myselfe: let other deter­mine for me, or against me, as with indiffe­rency, grounded vpon reasonable skill, they shall see occasion.

I was here purposed to haue taken my leaue; But seeing it hath bene my good hap, (for so I interprete it) since my supplement of the former additions, to light vpon two new bookes, specially concerning these mat­ters, the one a French Almanacke, or rather discourse of certaine Astrologicall Accidents, either lately hapned, or shortly to happen: the [Page] other a prognosticall iudgement of one Ro­bert Tanner, touching the foresaid Coniun­ction, I am bold to trouble you a ittle longer, with a note or two, concerning them. As for the French discourse, I can say the lesse for my small skil in French, yet thus farre dare I presume vpon the very Title, or Inscription, thereof, that Docteur Francois Liberati de Rome, is none of the perfectest Astrologers, either in Italy, or in France. For in naming le 2, Iour de May, for the time of the Grand Coniunction, he sheweth him self ouermuch addicted to his master Cyprian de Boëmme, who contenteth him selfe with Alphonsus Calculation, whereas according to Stadius, a more exacte and absolute Mathematiti­an, following the most perfect Rules of Pro­lomy, and Copernicus, it is certainly to hap­pen vpon the 28. of April, which my brother Richard & I haue therfore resolutely set down, notwithstāding our knowledge of Leouitius & Mestlinus difference. Marry he promiseth to make an amends, in his Ephemerides, and discourse of the reformation of the yeere, and of the Pasque: which I may hap expect a good while yet, if he hold the right veyne of some Italians. In the meane while, see how his last iudgement iumpeth with ours, for the course and state of the yeere present, Et finablement [...] An. 1583. sera pluuieux, & dangereux pour lee [Page] biens de la terre, et anssi repentini tumultus et ap­paratus belli. And therefore we are hartily to wish, & pray with him, Dieu par sa misericorde nous delieure du mal et du danger que par les A­stres, nous sommes menazes, & nous enuoye la paix, & lasainct grace. Which is al that I am presently to note touching the contents of that French discourse. Now as for old Tanners Prognostical iudgemēt, who intituleth him­selfe a student in Astrology, and Cosmogra­phy, he were the rather to be borne withall, if his ignorance and simplicitie, sauoured not so much of selfe lyking. I cannot but maruaile, that hauing seene the other Discourse, he was not ashamed to put foorth his: wherin his only labor in a manner is, to set downe his schemes in letters, being before descrybed in Figures. For what is all the rest, but a min­gle mangle of stealths, and patcheries out of Leouitius, Rogers second comming of Christ, the French Almanack, and my Bro­thers Discourse, out of which, hee hath more then once, or twise culled out whole sides verbatim, without any mention of him, together with certaine iudgementes of Stadius, applyed without all iudge­ment, in referring the same to no other Me­ridian, then that, which the said Stadius re­spected in his calculation for the latitude of Anwerpe. And alas, what other iudgements [Page] are in that sily Pamphlet, whereof it should beare the name of A Prognosticall iudge­ment? Truly were it not, that his pretended desire and zeale to doo good, may seeme some way to excuse him, the simple old student in Astrology, and Cosmography, were other­wise to be handled for his simple young la­bour, then I will here speake of. Which ne­uerthelesse I write not so much to disgrace him, or to credite my selfe, as to aduise the discret Reader not to suffer him selfe to be a­bused by any suche gloses of good intention, but to suspend his iudgement vpon triall, be­fore he resolue vpon trust. The olde fellowe may perhaps beare him selfe vpon his expe­rience, as it is said he chéefly doth: but as rea­ding can do little without reasonable good ex­perience, so experience cannot do very muche without reasonable good reading: which to say troth, seemeth to be farre from this wofull Prognosticall Iudge. And that which is moste of all, he concealeth their names, to whom he is most beholding: and publisheth that for his owne, which God wot he hath litle right or title vnto. You know who affir­meth, Ingenui Animi est, profiteri per quos profeceris: and may not my brother say to this olde Cosmographer, as Tully doth in one place? Tu, qui a Naeuio vel sum­psisti multa, si fateris: vel, si negas, surripui­sti. [Page] But God, and the world forgiue him, as we do: and let both him and all other account of vs no otherwise, then they find vs in very déed: which I am sure is your chiefe desire. I might easily enlarge this Epiloge with interlacing of other matters: and namely touching Hermes most learned Iatroma­thematica, and my Translation thereof, an­nexed to the present Treatise, for certaine good considerations: but to auoyde tedious­nes, as well vnto you, as vnto euery other curteous Reader, I will here cease from in­terrupting your weightier studies, and most hartily commit them, and your selfe vnto God: with like commendations from all our friends in Walden, Stansted, and Mayners.

Soli sapienti Deo sola gloria.

Your louing brother to commaunde, Iohn Haruey.

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