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Thursday, October 2, 2014

What Mr Lilly thinks of Libra

Qualities of the Signe Libra   Is a signe aeriall, hot and moyst, Sabguine, Masculine, Moveable, Equinoctiall, Cardinall, Humaine, Diurnall, of the Æriall Triplicity, and Western, the chief house of Venus.
Diseases   All Diseases, or the Stone or Gravell in the reines of the Backe, Kidnies, heats and diseases in the Loynes or Hanches, Imposhumes or Ulcers in the Reines, Kidneys or Bladder, weaknesse in the Backe, corruption of the Blood.
Places Libra Signifieth   In the Fields it represents ground near Windmills, or some straggling Barne or out-house, or Saw-pits, or where Coopers worke or Wood is cut, sides of Hils, or tops of Mountains, ground where Hawking and Hunting is used, sandy and gravelly Fields, pure cleere Ayre and sharpe, the upper rooms in Houses, Chambers, Garrets, one Chamber within another.
Shape and Description   It personates a well framed body, straight, tall and more subtill or slender than grosse; a round, lovely and beautiful Visage, a pure Sanguine colour; in Youth no abundance or excesse in either white or red, but in Age usually some pimples, or a very high Colour, the Haire yellowish, smooth and long.
Kingdoms, Countries and Cities subject to Virgo   The higher Austria, Savoy its Dukedome, Alsatia, Livonia, Lisone in Portugal, Frankefort, Vienna, the Territory in Greece where sometimes the City Thebes stood, Arles, Friburge, Spires.
-          William Lilly, Christian Astrology (1647)

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