Friday, March 20, 2015

What Mr Lilly thinks of Aries

Qualities of the Sign Aries   Is a Masculine, Diurnal Sign, movable, Cardinall, Equinoctiall; in nature fiery, hot and dry, cholericke, bestial, luxurious, intemperate and violent: the diurnall house of Mars, of the Fierie Triplicity, and of the East.
Diseases   All Whelkes, Pimples in the Face, small Pocks, hare Lips, Polyps, Ringwormes, Falling-sickness, Apoplexies, Megrims, Tooth-ach and Baldnesse.
Places Aries Signifieth   Where Sheep and small Cattle doe feed or use to be, sandy and hilly Grounds, a place of refuge for Theeves (as some unfrequented place); in Houses, the Covering, Seeling or Plastering of it, a Stable of small Beasts, Lands newly taken in, or newly plowed, or where Bricks have been burned or Lyme.
Shape and Description   A dry Body, not exceeding in height, leane or spare, but lusty Bones, and the party in his Lineaments strong; the Visage long; black Eyebrows, a long Neck, thick Shoulders, the Complexion dusky browne or swarthie.
Kingdoms, Countries and Cities subject to Aries   Germany, Burgundy, France, England, Denmark, Silesia the higher, Judea, Syria.   Florence, CApua, Naples, Ferrara, Verona, Utrecht, Marseilles, Augusta, Caeserea, Padua, Bergamo.
-          William Lilly, Christian Astrology (1647)

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