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magical and Phylognomical Mirror.
For OCTOBER, 1791.
Embellished with the following Capital Engravings, all faithfully copied from LAVATER.
1. An Aged MAN addressing the DEITY, on the Brink of the Grave. 2. Portrait of an Angry, Wicked MAN. 3. Highly finished Head of St. JUHN, drawn by Fuseli.
PART OF THE CONTENTS.
Origin of certain Customs.
93 Nativities 75 Altrological Bio, raphy,
94 On the Moon's Nodes. 76 An Italian Astrologer.
95 General Essay on Magic.
ib. Astrological Remarks on the Solar A French Mathematician and AftroEcliple of June 4, 1788. 80 loger.
96 Ingenious Ainusements 81 A System Maker.
97 Mathematical Operations. 82 THE QUERIST. No. ill.
ib. A curious Secret. 83 New Qeries.
98 Questions on Cards.
84 Palmistry, or the Science of Manual Rosycrucian Philosophy.
99 On Mechanical Motion.
The Planets, and Signs of the Zo iac Flying Machines.
88 Fiure of the Hand. The Engliin Fortune-Teller. No. II. 89 | Principal Lines of the Hand. The Oracles of Fortune and Wisdom, Apparitions, Dreams, and remarkable opened for the Ladies. 90 Warnings.
103 Secrets of Albertus Magnus. 91 Singular Appearances.
104 The Augur. No. II.
IOO IOI 102
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We now enter upon the most delicate part of our undertaking the decision of the merits of the various answers to our Queries, which, to perform with credit to ourselves, and satisfaction to our numerous ingeniou. Correspondents, we feel to be a difficult matter.
Correspondence to the Querift, Ne 1. Query I. Was very ingeniously antwered by Novicious: N. N: N.B. D. R. W. Hardy: Ken Row: J. A. S. P. Peter. M. T. R. Davenport. Peter Puzzle. H. B. and William, who agree in the same opinion with the answer inserted.
Query II. Peter. Z.T. Litchfieldientis. J.A. Wm. Hardy. M L. E. 2. Anonymous. A Lady. W. D. Quiz.
Query III. Juniper. Wiliam. Peter. J. A. S. P H. B. L. M. M. O. Anonymous. T. F. of Wimpole Street, and some without fignatures.
Query IV. N. B. D. R. very ingeniously undertakes to prove it wrong in principle, and refers for authority to the Veterinarian Society, who are about establishing a fyftem for the treatment of horfes upon more general principles than hitherto practised, by en. couraging men of genius in the r application to it. However, we have inserted Mr. R. Davenport's quotation from the “ Dictionarium Rufticum,” to make up the uniformity of the paper.-Also answered in the negative, by T. L. W.S.--in the affirmative, Ben Row. J. A. Peter, and one anonymous.
We trust our Correspondents will cheerfully allow us to decree " An Inftrument to see through a Board," to Mr. R. Davenport, for his Answers to Query I, and IV.; the last being re lete with useful information.
The Queries in No II. to be answered next Month. The long Letter of Aftrological Aphorisms does not fall within our plan. The same also of O. Cromwell's Nativity; they are both taken from a work we do not esteem the best of its kind, viz." Gad. bury's Collectio Geniturarum " We recommend J.S. for the future to look into Partridge and Lilly; they were the greatest artists of
W.L-ll describes the most ingenious method of making a bridge." We can only reply, in the words of Pope
To build a bridge, who never drove a pile,
Should Ripley venture, how the world would smile. We would wiih to remind our Huntingdon Correspondent of his promise to give us the nativity of the late Rev. Mr. John Welleyfor this article we have kept our Ailrological Department open be yond our usual time.
H. B is referred, by a private letter, to the ingenious Mechanic mentioned in our present number, as having made a machine for eleva ion in the air.
The “World of Wonders," is a bare-faced plagiarism from the ingenious Van Eistein's Travels, a translation of which we intend to give at a future tiine,
The length and value of the several articles in the present Number, has excluded the Domcftic News till our next.
the last century:
FOR OCTOBER 1791.
REQUISITE RULES TO PREPARE NATIVITIES, FOR WORKING DIREC
TIONS,' AND FOR ALL OTHER PURPOSES IN ASTROLOGY.
[ Continued from Page 44. ] To find the Pole of Position of any Planet. is to 17° 22': fo is 30 to 1° 26'; which
taken from 40° 50', the pole of the 6th HAVING, as before directed, found house, because the moon is between that the space of the house in which the house and the Imum Cæli, the remainplanet is found, and its distance from der, 39° 24', is the moon's pole. But it the cusp of the preceding or succeeding is fufficient in the working of directions houses, find the difference of the poles to make use of the degrees only, without of the preceding and fucceeding houses. regarding the odd minutes, except they Then lay, As the space of one house exceed 30°; in that case, increase the is to the difference of the poles of the number of degrees by one. preceding and succeeding houses : so is the planet's distance from the house to a fourth number ; which must be added The Distance of the Aspects, both in the to, or subtracted from, the pole of that
Zodiac and in the World: house, according to the situation of the planet. For example,
IN THE ZODIACH Suppose it were required to find the pole of the moon in the before-men- The Sextile,
бое tioned nativity. The moon, we see, is Quintile,
72 posited near the cusp of the sixth house; Quadrant,
90 and her diitance therefrom was found, Trine,
120 by the latt problem, to be three degrees; Sesquiquadrant,
135 the space of one house was also, by the Biquintal,
144 faid problem, found to be 360° 20' An Opposition,
i 8 Now, the pole of the 6th house is 40° so', and the pole of the 5th 23° 28'; the difference of these is 17° 22'. Then
IN THE WORLD. lay, by the *rule of three, As 36° 20' A Sextile, The Space of two houses.
This operation is test performed by a A Quintile is fix-fifths of the Sexule ; wable of logistical logarithms.
or four-fifths of the Quadrant.
A Quadrant is the space of three houses ; The nodes shift backwards 19° 21' or the semi-diurnal or semi-nocturnal 20' in the ecliptic every year ;
so go round it in a retrograde or contraA Trine is the space of four houses. ry order of the figns in 18 years, 218 A Sesquiquadrant, four houses and an or 219 days ; the mean diurnal motion half.
of the node retrograde is three minutes, A Biquintal, four-fifths of the whole eleven seconds ; equal to ore hundred diurnal or nocturnal arc.
and ninety one seconds. Therefore An Opposition, the space of fix houses. knowing the place of the moon's north
A planet on the cusp of the twelfth node, at any time (as suppose October or eighth house, is in sextile to the me. 1, 1788, 8 be in 8 signs, 10 degrees dium-cceli, and in trine to the imum- 48 minutes, or 10° 48', and the mean cæli.
place be required for October 25 folA planet on the cusp of the eleventh lowing) multiply 191 by 24, which house is in sextile to the ascendant, and produces 4584 seconds, which divided in trine to the seventh house ; and one by 60, quotes 76 minutes, 24 seconds; on the cusp of the ninth house is in which 76 divided again by 60, quotes trine to the ascendant, and in sextile to 1° 16'. So that 1° 16' 24", subtracthe seventh house.
ted from 10 degrees 48 minutes, gives One planet in the sixth house, and 9° 31' 36" for the node's mean place, another in the mid-heaven ; those two in sagittary, October 25, 1788. planets are in a mundane trine to each If the place of the node be required other.
for any number of years past or to come, One planet on the cusp of the ninth multiply 19° 21' 21" by the number of house, and another on the cusp of the years, making an allowance for the odd eleventh, are in sextile to each other ; days, if there be any, at the rate of and are also in a mundane parallel, as 191 seconds per day, and if the place being equally distant both from the me of the node be required for time past, dium-cæli, and the ascendant, and se- add the product to the place of the node venth house.
Also one planet in the at the given time, and you have the ascendant or seventh and another in the place for the time past required.
But tenth or fourth houses, are in a mun if the place be required for the time to dane square to each other.
come, the product must be subtracted from the present place of the node, and
the remainder will be the place of the THE MOON'S NODES, node for the time to come.
member if the number of years you comThe moon's nodes are two opposite pute for be large, you must allow for points in the moon's orbit, which inter-" the number of leap-years in those years, left the ecliptic, and are called the dra- and make an addition for so many odd gon's head and tail. The moon croíies days. The following example will sufthe ecliptic at the dragon's head, when ficiently explain the whole. she is entering that part of her orbit The place of the moon's north node which inclines northward from the for the first of O&tober, 1788, is ecliptic; and she enters the dragon's 10°F 48', and I would know where the tail, when she is entering that part of said node was on the twelíth of July, in her orbit which inclines southward the year 1780. Now, from the twelfth from the ecliptic. The former is called of July 1780 to the tivelfth of July the ascending node, and is charactered 1788, are eight years; and from the thus & ; and the latter, the descending tireitth of July, to the first of O&tober node, and charactered thus 8. are eighty-one days; and there being
General Elay on Magic.
two leap-years in this time, two days cond ; which makes 5 signs 9 degrees more must ce accounted, which makes 15 minutes and 1 second. This must eighty-three days ; so the whole time is be added to the present place of the eight years and eighty three days. I moon's node, as the place required is then multiply 19° 21' 21" by eight, for time past. Thus the place of the and it produces 154 degrees 50 minutes node for the first of October 1988 is and 48 seconds; and 191 seconds the 10° 48', which is 8 signs 10 degrees daily motion by eighty three, which 48 minutes ; and this added to 5 signs produces 15853 seconds : this divided 9 degrees 15 minutes, gives 13 figns 20 by fixty, quotes 264 minutes 1 3 seconds; degrees, 3 minutes ; and casting away which divided by fixty again, gives 4 twelve from the signs, there remains degrees 24 minutes 13 seconds. I then I sign 20 degrees 3 minutes, for the add this to the former product, and place of the node on the 12th July the sum is 159 degrees 15 miuutes 1 se- 1780, which is in 20° 3' of 8.
GENERAL ESSAY ON MAGIC.
THERE are certain original princi- self and his actions, in a clearer medium ples, ar laws of existence, on which than otherwise he could--sees and feels
every being and creature must be the consequences of a good or bad i formed: the being of a far is on the action with more decision and force
fame' principle as the being of a cat. than he could otherwise, and so learns The macrocosm, or great world, cor to choose the good and refuse the bad. responds, nerve to nerve, and joint to Let it be remembered, that as the joint, with the microcosm or little world. heavens are the most extensive prospech There cannot be a more convincing in- given to the human eye, and corresponfar.ce of the existence of one and the dently the most ample field for contemfame principle with equal strength in plation, they are necessarily the basis of the smallest and greatest objects than the every science, and in particular, version of the magnet to that pole for which it is touched. The poles of the No Divination is perfe&t without Afrology. world exist in a slip of iron or steel : the heavenly bodies exist in man : Of Altrology must enter into it's princithis last the astrologer has the fame apo- ples, as the elements into bodies. But dictical conviction, which every failor astrology has of late been considered has of the first : he steers by it, and ar- merely as giving an intimation of fu. rives at his port.
This is answer
ture events; so, that her grand office enough for all the impudent trash and of gate keeper or usier to magic, (viz. lies of the Herni-cyclopedias on the the action of the mind, as walking, present subject, for this wife century speaking, or embracing, is the action of past. “ Seeking to be wise, they be- the body) has been forgotten. caine fools.” St. Paul.
Every person, and much more every A man, who itudies himself in the philosopher, knows, that every bodily stars, has the same advantage as in a or visible action commences invisibly or looking glass. He has another : objects in mind. The arm which gives a are magnified, and the lines consequent- blow, or the mouth which gives a kiss, ly traced with greater ease and certainty: are moved through the means of blood, they also embrace other objects, conie nerves, muscles, &c. these are themquently make him social to the utmost felves moved by the thoughts or intenlimits of his capacity ; that is, he per- tions, and these again by some fiil receives the bearings and effects of him. moter caule, the remotelt being God,