1. The Sun and Moon next unto God are the life of all things living: Yet many nativities have no hyleg; yet because the Sun and Moon friendly behold their ascendant, or be therein free from affliction, their lives shall be the longer continued. 
2. All diurnal nativities are strengthened by the Sun, when well beheld by the fortunes; nocturnal of the Moon, when she is so fortified. If this happen not, yet if good planets be found in angles, the nativity shall be good.
3. When Mars, lord of the ascendant, shall be posited in the tenth, it confers on the native dignity and power; which will be accompanied with injury and cruelty; and may therefore be said, a misfortune, rather than happiness.
4. Jupiter in good aspect with the infortunes, changes their malevolency into good. Venus cannot effect any such thing, unless assisted by Jupiter; therefore in procuring good, and prohibiting ill, Jupiter is found much better than Venus. 
5. The artist cannot make a commixion of the significations of the stars, before he know their friendships and enmities, which is threefold. First, according to their nature. Secondly, according to their houses. Thirdly, according to their aspects.
6. Venus is opposite to Mercury. He comprehends languages and discipline; she delights and pleasures, Jupiter the like to Mars; this corvette mercy and justice; that, impiety and cruelty. 
7. Make the Sun, or any of the superiors to signify princes and great persons. Scribes and rusticks,  [are shown by] the inferior planets, and chiefly the Moon.
8. The signification of the conjunction is not lessened by an aspect; but the aspect is by the conjunction; as having lesser force, than it.
9. Give not judgment, neither elect anything, while Scorpio is ascending, neither when the angles are oblique or crooked, or if Mars be in the ascendant; the event will prove cross, and the matter come to no good end; for Scorpio is a sign of falsity.
10. Good planets, afflicted of the infortunes from the sixth or twelfth houses, signify ill.
11. Rumours spread when the Moon is in the first face of Scorpio are false, and knavishly forged.
12. The judgments of astrologers are not many times true, by reason of the error of their instruments, or querents' ignorance; or when the Sun is near the midheaven, or when the arguments of promise and denial of the thing are equal in the figure.
13. While the Moon shall be south descending in Scorpio or Pisces, begin not then to build; for a fabrick then erected quickly comes to ruin.
14. Mercury being strong and in proper places of the Heavens, well configurated of other stars or planets in nativities, denotes convenient dignity to the native thereby; but Mercury of himself is a planet weak.
15. Whosoever contendeth with another & overcomes when the significators are in signs bicorporeal,  gets a great victory; if overcome, looseth much; for then the good or evil is doubled.
16. Give not judgment before thou knowest the intention of the querent; for many ask they know not what, nor can they express what they intend.
17. When thou shalt be interrogated for a father, behold the fourth house; for a brother, the third; of a son, the fifth; of a wife, the seventh: But if for a sick person, behold the ascendant only. 
18. When the Moon shall come to the quadrate of the fortunes or infortunes, and the testimonies of the helps or hinderances of the matter doubtful; it is to be doubted that the strength of the bad planets will more impede, than the others can assist.
19. In the beginning of journeys, and returns therefrom, let not the Moon be in the ascendant, fourth, or ninth houses, although she be not afflicted. In the entering of a city, place her neither in the ascendant, second, or fourth houses. 
20. There are three ways of discovering the accidents proper to men; viz. from the geniture of the native, birth of his first child, or by a question propounded, with which the mind was solicitous and affected.