Question of the third House.
If you would be informed concerning the subtance of any man whether he shall be rich or not, behold the Lord of the second, which if he shall be with a good Planet, & a good Planet likewise in the second, he shall be rich ; but if the Lord of the second be joined with evil Planets, and an evil Planet shall be in the second, he shall be poor.
If you would know whether you shall have again a thing lent, or not, look if there be an evil Planet in the second, and disagreeing with his Lord; then he that detaineth the thing lent, will not willingly render back the same : But if there be a good Planet in the second, and agreeing with his Lord, it shall easily be recovered ; and if the Lord of the second be exalted and be evil , or if an evil Planet be with him in the second , or if the Lord of the second be exalted, be which keepeth the thing deposited, will not willingly restore the same, but he shall do it whether he will or not. And if an evil Planet be in the second, it's to be recovered: But if Mercury be in the second so that he be his Lord, and bringeth contrariety, then it shall be recovered; and if a good Planet be in the second House, he signifies recovery, although he be the Lord thereof, Mark therefore the concord and discord of the Planets:
the Moon and Jupiter are friends , the Moon and Mars enemies ; Mercury and the Sun are friends. Mercury and Mars enemies ; Venus and Jupiter are friends, Jupiter and the Moon are enemies. The Planets are said to be friends, when they agree in one nature and quality, as Mars and the Sun, because both their natures is hot and dry; Venus and the Moon do agree in cold and moisture : or when Planets do agree in substance and nature, as Jupiter and Venus are friends : or when the House of one is the exaltation of another, or on the contrary.
If that you desire to know, how many brethren a man hath, see the Lord of the third, and it is to be held , that to so many Planets as he is joyned, to many brethren the Querent hath; and the Masculine Planets signifie brethren, and the female Planets sislers ; and note, That Saturn and Mars, the Sun, Jupiter, & the Dragons Head, ,are marsculine, but the Moon, Venus and the Dragons Tail are foeminine : but Mercury is promiscuous, sometimes masculine, and sometimes foemmine ; he is masculine when he is joyned to masculine Planets, or when he is in a masculine quarter of the Zodiacke ; and he is foeminine , when he is joyned to foeminine Planets, or when he is in a foeminine quarter of the Zodiacke.
Questions of the fourth House.
If thou wouldst know whether it be good for thee to stay in any Land, City, Village, Territory, or House, or not, behold the Lord of the Ascendent of the fourth, and of the seventh ; and if the Lord of the fourth be in the seventh, and be good, and the Lords of the first and the tenth House be good, and with good Planets, then it is good for thee to continue in that place wherein thou are. And if the Lord of (he seventh be with a good Planet, and the Lord of the fourth with an evil Planet, then it is not good for thee to abide there, because if thou dost continue there, thou shalt suffer many losses, & have evil reports raised on thee in that Country.
But if thou wouldst know when any one that is absent will return., behold the Lord of the Ascendent; and if you finde him in any one of the four Angles , he will return in that year ; and if he be not in an Angle, then fee how far he is distant from the first Angle ; for so long he will stay, and so many years as there be Houses. If you would be informed of the dearth or plenty of things, behold the strong Houses , the Succedents and the Cadents; for the Strong Houses signifle dearth and scarcity, the Succedents a moderate season, neither too dear, nor too cheap, the Cadents signifie plenty and profitableness of things. Consider also the Planet, and their places, which if they be in strong Houses, the things which are signified by those Planets will be rare : and note, That Saturn doth signifie fields, vines, and instruments to work in fields, and leather, and of fruits, corn, acorns, oak-apples, and pomegranates. Jupiter hath oil, honey, filk-wormes, cloth, wine, and grass , and things that are odoriferous. Mars signifies wine, and flesh, and especially hogs , wars, and armour , and such things as belong thereunto, and red garments. The Sun hath signification of wheat, and wine, purple colours, and cloth, and all things that are assimilated unco gold, horses and birds, fuch as hawks and falcons, Venus doth signifie fatness and grapes, figs and dates, fith and pathtimes. Mercury hath barley, millet, grain, money, and quicksilver. The Moon signifies oats, milk,cheese, fire and falt, cows, rams, hens, and silver, and accordingly plenty and scarcity of them.