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Questions of the eighth House.
Concerning any man or woman, if you would know what kinde of death they shall die, see if Leo, Scorpio, or Mars, be in the eighth, the party shall die by a beast. And if Saturn be in the eighth, or with the Lord of the eighth in Scorpio, Cancer, or Pisces, he shall die in water. And if an evil Planet be in the eighth or wich the Lord of the eighth ; or if Mars or the Dragons Tail be there, he shall die by fire, iron, or of a fever. And if there be a good Planet in the eighth, or with the Lord of the eighth, he shall die a good death.
Concerning long Journeys, see if the Lord of the eighth have good Planets with him : and if Saturn be in the ninth, and exalted in the tenth, so that he be not in his own House, do not go: for thou wilt meet with many obstacles, and War. And if an evil Planet be in the ninth, or with the Lord of the ninth, and the Lord of the ninth in his fall, he shall suffer great damage in the way : for if he goeth by water, he shall suffer shipwrack ; and if by Land, he shall have misfortunes, be taken, or die. If Saturn be in the ninth, or wich his Lord, go securely. And if a good Planet be in the ninth, or with the Lord of the ninth, the way is good and secure. And if Mars be in the ninth, thou mayelt not go : for thou wilt meet with mortal enemies in the way. And if the Lord of the ninth be with an evil Planet, or the Sun, it signifies ill : but he shall not be taken. And if the Lord of the ninth have a good Planet neer him, he shall escape : but if evil, he shall be taken. If Venus be in the ninth, or wich the Lord of the ninth, the way will be good, because he shall have comfort from women. And if Mercury be in the ninth, and the Lord of the ninth with good Planets, the way will be very good : and if he be with evil Planets, it will be evil. And the same is said of the Moon, as of Mercury, If the Dragons Tail be in the ninth, he will meet with theeves, or some evil people. And if the Dragons Head be in the ninth, the way will be good, because he shall be accompanied with Noble-men. And in this manner may you judge in the third House concerning short journeys.
If you would know when the Journey shall be accomplished, see the Lord of the ninth, and according to his fortitude or debility judge , because according to the place wherein he is, is signified yeers, months, or days : and so you shall judge concerning his stay, about what time he will come,
And this I lay concerning his return. If you would know whether he shall return from his journey with an imperfect voyage or not, see if the Moon be joyned with the Lord of the first, the third, or the ninth, and the Planet thereof be in his fall ; because if it be so, he shall return with an imperfect voyage. And if the Moon be in her exaltation, the journey shall speedily be effected. And if there be two strong Planets, and one cadent, the journey shall be made ; and if one be strong, and another in this fall, he shall retire back.
Questions of the tenth House.
If thou wouldest know whether thou shalt have any honour or benefit from a King, Bishop, or Lord, or not, look unto the first House, and the ninth, and their Lords : and if the Lord of the first be in the ninth, or with the Lord of the ninth, or wich any other good Planet ; or if the Lord of the ninth be in the first, or with the Lord of the firft , or with any other good Planet, as Venus, Jupiter, or the Dragons Head ; or if any of them, be the Lord of the ninth, or of the first, he shall receive honour and benefits from them.
And if you would know whether he shall have it in his own Country, or in a foreign Country, look if the Lord of the ninth be in angles, then it shall be in his own Country : and if in succedents, it shall be neer; but if in cadent Houses, very far off.
Questions of the eleventh House.
If you would know when it is good to set forth a Ship to Sea, see the Ascendent ; which if it be stable, the Ship will be ponderous ; but if the Lord thereof be with a good Planet, she will sustain a great weight. And if the Ascendent be instable, and with a good Planet, the Ship will be swift, and carry a good burden. And meanly, if the Ascendent be mean. And after this maner may you judge concerning an Horse, if a Question be thereof.
And if any unstable Signe be ascending, and his Lord be in his exaltation, or otherwise fortunate, and the Moon behold him with a lowering Aspect, or Sextile ; let the Ship be applied to the water, because she will be very swift. And if any evil be imposed upon her, or that the belike to be drawn into it ; then see her out when a stable Signe is ascending , or when the Moon is in the third, fifth, eighth, ninth, or tenth house or mansion.
If yon would know what winde she shall have, behold the Ascendent and his Lord, whether he be with good or evil Planets, and in what place, and accordingly judge.
And if yon would have a strong winde, spread forth your Sails at the rising of Aquary : if a small winde, spread your Canvas when Libra is ascending : If a moderate winde, then direct your Sayls under Gemini.
Questions of the twelfth House.
For Imprisonment, consider the twelfth and the first ; and if the Lord of the twelfth be in the first, or with the Lord of the first, etc.
Sources : CHAP. V of "Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy", Henry Cornelius Agrippa, tranlated from Latin by Robert Turner (Agrippa's "Opera Omnia, T. 1.", at the French National Library : B.N.F.), London, Aug. 1654.