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The Doctrine of Horarie Questions, Gadbury

The Doctrine of Horarie Questions. 235

Of the several considerations to be observed, before judgements be given on a 235

horary question..

When a Figure is Radical, and fit to be judged 237

A Table of Length of the Planetary Hours 238

By what ways things are brought to pass 239

When things are impossible to be brought to pass. 239

Of the Person, or Matter, furthering or impeding the business. 239

Of the time wherein a business may be preformed 240

Of Moles, Marks, and Skars, of the Querent and Quesited. 240

Here follows the Judgements belonging to the twelve Houses of Heaven, with the 241

resolutions of the most material Questions thereupon

Judgements, and Interrogatories Proper To The First House. 242

Of The Length Of The Querents Life. 242

Of The Good Or Evil Attending Life. 242

In What Time The Native May Expect A Change. 243

What Part of the Querents Life is Like To Be Best. 244

Toward What Part of the World The Querent Direct His Course To Prosper? 244

A Person Having A Minde To Speak With Another, If He Shall Finde Him At 245


If An Absent Party Be Dead Or Alive? 245

Of A Ship At Sea, Her Safety or Prejudice. 246

The parts of the Ship are thus divided according to the Signs of the Zodiack. 246

Questions belonging to the Second House. 249

Shall the Querent be rich or poor? 249

By what meanes shall the Querent attain Riches? 250

The time when a man may attain Riches. 250

Shall be obtain the Goods or Money Lent? 251

If the Querent shall obtain his Wages or Stripend, that is due from the King or any 252

Nobleman, &c.

Judgements pertaining to the third House. 253

Shall the Querent and His Brethren, &c. and Neighbours accord? 253

Of the condition and estate of an absent Brother. 254

Shall the Querent Inland Journeys be prosperous? 256

If Reports or Rumours noys’d about, be true of false? 256

Of the advice of a friend &c. whether good or evil. 257

Judgements of the fourth House. 258

Shall the Querent purchase the House or Land, &c. 258

Of the Quality thereof; And shall the Querent do well to take it? 259

If good for one to remove, or abide where he is? 260

Of Treasure hid, if attainable? 260

Is there Treasure in the place supposed? 261

Shall the Querent enjoy the Estate of his Father? 262

Of a Thing mislaid, how, or where to finde it. 262


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treasure in the place supposed, but it is gone: But if he or she separate ill, tell your Querent there was never any

treasure in the place supposed.

7. Some conclude the Lord of the seventh ought to shew the Nature and Quality of the Treasure. Those who have a desire,

may make tryal of that way: but for my part, I confess I understand no reason for it.

SECT. 6.

Shall the Querent enjoy the Estate of his Father?

Many there are (whose Fathers bridle them in to close) that have occasion to ask this Question; and the Astrologer may

resolve it according to these following Rules:

1. If in your Figure, you finde the Lord of the second, and Lord of the fifth, in the mutual Dignities of each other; of the

Lord of the second in the fifth, or Lord of the fifth in the second; if any of these happen, the Querent will enjoy the

Estate of his Father.

2. If the Lord of the fifth house be retrograde, or afflicted by some Malevolent Planet, it presages that much of the Estate

which the Querents Father intended for him, will be wasted, or else it will be otherwise disposed of.

3. When you finde the Lord of the fifth dispose of the ? in the ascendant, or second house of the figure, there is no fear
but the Querent shall enjoy what he expects from the Father.

4. The Lord of the Ascendant, or second house disposing of the Lord of the fifth, shews the Thing enquired after to be so

assured to the Querent, that he cannot be hindred thereof.

5. The R transferring the Light of the Lord of the fifth by ' or $, to the Lord of the second, or Lord of the Ascendant,
declares the Question enquired after to come to good. If V or T in the fifth, shall friendly behold the Lord of the
Second, or a Planet in the second, it signifies the same.

6. If the Lord of the second and fifth apply unto a good Aspect, or a corporal ! by Retrogradation, the Querent will
receive some of his fathers estate suddenly.

7. The Lord of the fourth an Infortune, or an Infortune in the fourth, declares the Father to be close-fitted, that he cares not

to part with any thing: say the same, if the significators of each are Non-beholding.

SECT. 7.

Of a Thing mislaid, how, or where to finde it.

Having erected your Figure, and rightly considered of your Ascendant, &c. you may proceed to
judgment after this manner, viz.

1. If the Lord of the Second be in an Angle, the Thing missing is within the House of the Querent; But if the Lord of the

Second, or R be in the Ascendant, or in any Sign the Lord of he Ascendant is in, or disposed of by him, the thing
missing is in that part of the House, which the Querent himself most frequents.

2. The Lord of the Second or R, in the tenth House, declares the Thing hid or mislaid to be in the Hall or Dining-room, if
a Gentleman ask the Question; If a Tradesman, ‘tis in his shop, or Countinghouse.


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3. But if the Lord of the Second, or R, be in the seventh, the Thing is in that part of the House where the Querents Wife
or Mayd-Servants use most to be. If in the sixth, where his servants alone have most to do &c.

4. To judge of the Nature or Quality of the place, you must observe the Nature and Quality of the Signs the Significators

are in; which, if they be Aiery, the Thing wanting is in the upper part the House; If fiery, ‘tis neer a Chimney, or

where Iron is layd; If earthy, it is neer some pavement or Floor, or in some low place: If watry, then it is neer some

Sink or Wash-House in some Moorish moyst place, &c.

5. You must also observe the Quarters the Signs govern, for that directs you to the right Angle c part of the House where

the Thing is hid or mislaid; and in this judgments, Mr. Lilly saith, The signs are thru to be observed in their


A East E East and by North I East and by South
D North H North and by East L North and by West
G West K West and by North C West and by South
J South B South and by East F South and by West

Those that make tryal of these Rules in this manner of Judgment, will finde a great deale of pleasure therein:

But I would not have an Artist prostitute his Art to every Vulgar or Mechanical desire; for by such means, he will

beslave himself, and render his Art contemptible. The Art it self is too sacred to be made common: and I did not hope to

pleasure some worthy and deserving Persons with these my labours; it would repent me that I have taken the pains to

publish so much of Art to the other sort of people in the World.

For an Artist to respond to every trifle, or endeavour to satisfie the curiosity of every Beef-Brain’d Questionist,

is every whit as dishonourable, as for an intelligent Lawyer to Moot with a Bear, or for a Divine to Preach to a Herd of

Hoggs. Let it therefore be the Artist’s Prudence, to judge only of Questions considerable, and such as are serious and fit

to be propounded. For, although the Question of this last Section (suddenly considered) favoureth of Levity; yet,

excellent use may be made thereof, as I have often proved: therefore, I would not have any, to an idle end, wrest the

Rules of Art.

Chap. VII

Of Judgements belonging to the fifth House.

This house giveth judgements of children, Messengers, Plays and delights, &c. and hath
these Questions belonging unto it.

1. Whether a woman shall have children?

2. In what time may she conceive?

3. If a woman enquiring be with child?

4. If she be impregnated of a Boy or Girle?

5. Shall she have twins?

6. When will the birth be?


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SECT. 1.

Hath the Querent private Enemies?

1. This Question being proposed indifferently, observe what Aspect there may be between the Lord of the Ascendant and

twelfth House, and from what House of Heaven it happens; and so judge of the Querents private Enemies.

2. If the Aspect be by # or " , and out of malignant Houses of the Figure, you may conclude the Querent hath private
Enemies; and if the Lord of the Twelfth be a Superiour Planet, as W, V, or U, and any way dignified, the Enemies
are the more to be feared: But is he be any of the inferiors, they are not so dangerous: the more powerful the

Significators of the Enemies are, the more detriment will the Querent sustain by them; the less powerful, the less evil

and mischief will they be bale to do.

3. Generally in my Practice, I finde, if the Lord of any other House besides the Twelfth, be in # or " to the Lord of the
Ascendant or R or to the Ascendant it self, from obscure places in the figure, the Querent hath private Enemies.

4. The Ascendant, the Lord thereof, and the ~, voyd of the evil Aspects of any Planet or Planets, and befriended by the

good Rayes of the fortunes, and the Lord of the Ascendant and the in fortunate places of the Figure, you may

conclude the Querent hath no private Enemies.

SECT. 2.

Who are his private Enemies? how may he know them?

1. For to resolve this Question truly, you must observe the Position of the Lord of the Ascendant and twelfth House; for,

if the Lord of the Twelfth shall afflict the Lord of the Ascendant, or the Ascendant from the third House, the Lord of

the Third afflicting, tell the Querent his chiefest private Enemies are those that live neer him, or are neerly related to

him; that is to say, either a Brother, Kinsman, Neighbour, &c. describe the person by the Planet afflicting, and the

Sign in which he is posited.

2. If the Lord of the Twelfth afflict the Ascendant or his Lord from the fourth House, &c. the Father of the Querent is his

Enemy; if in the Fifth, his children, (if he have any) or some Messenger, &c. will prove his private prejudicers; If in

the sixth House his servants, or an Unkle will maligne him; If in the seventh House, &c. the Wife, or Partner shall

prove secretly mischievous unto him.

3. You shall finde the Person or Persons signified by that House, where the > Dragons Tail is posited, to be malicious
and prejudicial to the Querent; chiefly, if the Lord thereof afflict the Lord of the Ascendant, the Ascendant it self, or

the Moon, at the same time.

SECT. 3.

Of a Prisoner or Captive, when may he be freed?

1. The Lord of the Ascendant or Moon swift in Motion, denotes freedome from imprisonment in a short time; If either of

them commit their vertues or dispositions to any Planet or Planets in the


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Third or Ninth, or unto either of the Lords of then, not being posited in Angles, argues a release from imprisonment in

a short time.

2. If the Lord of the Ascendant or R, shall be more potent in the Figure then the Lord of the Twelfth, or shall be
separating from the ill Aspects of the Lord of the Twelfth, or the Dispositor of the part of Imprisonment, chiefly in

moveable Signs, and thence immediately applying to the friendly Beams of the Fortunate Planets, viz. V or T; you
may then judge the Prisoner or Captive cannot remain long in the Prison where he is, but will be released.

3. The Lord of the Ascendant or R, in the Fourth, Sixth, Eighth, or Twelfth, or under the Suns Beams, or Retrograde, or
unhappily afflicted of the Infortunes, viz. W or U; the Person under restraint will not be released from his bonds in a
long time. And if the Infortune happen to be Lord of the Eighth, he will die in Prison.

4. If the Lord of the Ascendant or R, shall separate from the Lord of the Fourth, and immediately apply to V or T; or if
the Lord of the Fourth shall separate from the Lord of the Ascendant; these argue good hopes that the Captive or

Prisoner shall escape, and shall not be unforced to lie in Prison long.

5. A fixed sign ascending at the time of the Question, and the Lord thereof a ponderous Planet, and in an Angle, it

portends a tedious time of imprisonment. If common Signes, the affliction will not be so long; If moveable, it will be

very short: If the Lord of the Ascendant be Cadent from his House or Exaltation, and the Moon happen to be in H or
K, it presages long imprisonment.

6. If the Lord of the hour in which the Prisoner was taken, be an unfortunate Planet, and Unfortunately placed in the

Heavens, it declares a tedious imprisonment, a very long Captivity: But if he shall be a Fortune, the imprisonment

cannot be long.

7. The only way for the discovery of the time in which a Prisoner or Captive shall be released, is, by observing the

Degrees of distance between the Significators and the Fortunate Planets or the Sun; and according to the Signs they

shall be found in, be they either fixed, common or moveable, (as I have taught in several Places before) you may

measure the Days, the Weeks, the Months, or Yeers of the Prisoners or Captives slavery.

And thus much shall serve for the judgements belonging to this Chapter, and for the Doctrine of Horarie

Questions. I might have enlarged this Treatise very much; but I hold it convenient to Acquiesce here, and observe

narrowly the Fate of this First; which if it be good, I may hearafter (God assisting) engage my thoughts to some further

Disquisitions herein. But if I should fail, I doubt not but the God of Knowledge will stir up some more able Pen and Brain

to endeavour the perfection of this worthy, but (as yet) much despised Learning. For there is (herein) an America of

Knowledge yet unfounded, discoverable by the Endeavours of some wiser Columbus, and the hoped-for fertility of

succeeding Ages.



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