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Sunday, January 19, 2014

AQUARIUS according to Mr Lilly

Welcome to visitors from - and of course everyone else. This blog is an extension of the Web site, where we'll be posting bits and pieces of curious and amusing astrological ephemera. The following is astrology over 350 years ago, when the position of the Sun wasn't as important as it is now.

Qualities of the Signe Aquarius   Is an aierial, hot and moyst Signe, of the aiery Triplicity, diurnal, sanguine, fixed, rational, humane; masculine, the principall house of Saturn, and house wherein he most rejoiceth; Westerne.
Sicknesse   Governeth the legs, Ancles, and all manner of infirmities incident to those members, all melancholy Winds coagulated in the Veines, or disturbing the Blood, Cramps, &c.
Places   Hilly and uneven places, places new digged, or where quarries of Stone are, or any Minerals have been digged up; in Houses, the roofs, eaves or upper parts; Vineyards, or neer some little Spring or Conduit-head.
Shape and Forme   In presents a squat, thick Corporature, or one of a strong, well composed Body, not tall; a long Visage, sanguine Complexiojn; if Saturn is Lord of this House, be in Caoricorn or Aquarius, the party is black in Haire, and in Complexion sanguine, with distorted Teeth; otherwayes, I have observed the party is of cleer, white or faire Complexion, and of sandy coloured Haire, or very flaxen, and a very pure Skin.
Kingdomes, Countries, Cities   Tartary, Croatia, Valachia, Westphalia in Germany, Piemont in Savoy, the West and South parts of Bavaria, Media, Srabia, Hamburgh, Breme, Montsfarat and Pisaurum in Italy, Trent, Tagelstad.

-          William Lilly, Christian Astrology (1647)

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