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ascension, and you have the oblique de

fcenfion. When the declination is To find the ascenfional Difference of the Sun, south, fubtract the ascensional difference or a Planet.

from the right ascension, and there rea mains the oblique descension.




ADD the tangent of the declination to find the femidiurnal and feminocturnal of the sun or planet to the tangent of

Arcs of the Planets. che latitude of the place; the sum is the fine of the ascensional difference.

Also the tangent of the declination, added to the tangent of the pole of

When the planet is in the northern

position of any planet

, gives the sign of signs, add the ascensional difference to the afcenfional difference under that 90 degrees; the sum is the femidiurnal pole.

arch, which, fubtracted from 180 des

grees, gives the feminocturnal arc. To find the oblique Ascension and Descension When the planet is in the southern of a Planet.

signs, subtract the ascensional difference from 90 degrees, the remainder is the

semidiurnal arch, which, taken from When the planet's declination is

180 degrees, gives the seminocturnal north, subtract the ascensional difference from the right ascension of the planet, fun, moon, or planet, is half the time

Note, the semidiurnal arc of the and the remainder is the oblique afcen- of their continuance above the horizon, fion of that planet. When the declination is fouth, add the ascensional dif

and the feminocturnal arch is half the ference to the right ascension, the sum

time of their continuance under the is then the oblique ascension.

earth, and are taken either in hours and minutes, or in degrees and minutes.

The semi-arcs are of great use in findOBLIQUE DESCENSION.

ing the horary times of the planets, for When the declination is north, add finding the space of any house occupied the ascensional difference to the right by a planet above or below the earth,






Astrological Esays. and for all directions in mundo, which other house is found by taking the difcannot be worked without them. ference of the oblique ascensions of that

The horary times of a planet are house and the oblique ascension of the found by dividing the semidiurnal or planet found under the pole of that seminocturnal arc of the planet by 6, house. The oblique ascensions of the and the space of any house is found by houses are thus obtained : add 30 dedividing the semidiurnal or feminoctur- grees to the right ascension of the midnal arts by 3, according as the planet is heaven, and you have the cblique afposited above or below the earth ; and cension of the 11th house : add 30 the quotient will be the space of one degrees to the oblique ascension of the house. As, for example, in the first uth house, and you have the oblique nativity, * if it were required to find the ascension of the 12th, to which add 30 horary times of Mercury, his femi-arc degrees, and the sun is the oblique is 124° 40', which, divided by 6, ascension of the ascendant; and fo proquotes 20° 46' for the horary times of cced round the rest of the houses. The Mercury, and this doubled gives 41° distance of a planet from any house may 32' for the space of that house wherein be had without their oblique ascensionss Mercury is pofited.

that is, by means of their duplicate hoIf it be required to find the space of rary times. Thus suppose, in the first the house where the moon is, her se- nativity before mentioned, it was reminocturnal arc must be taken, be- quired to find the distance of the moon cause she is under the earth, which is from the 6th house. The moon's fe109° ; the third part of this makes 36° minocturnal arc is 109 degrees, which, 20', the space of the house by the divided by 3; quotes 36° 20' for the

space of one house by the moon ; the PTOLEMY's QUADRIPARTITE. distance of the moon from the imum

coeli is 69° 46', from which subtracting To find the Diftance of a Planet from any 36° 20' the space of one house by the , one of the prime Angles.

moon, and there remains 33° 20' for Ist. From the medium cæli, or

the distance of the moon from the cusp imum cæli-

of the 5th house : subtract this dilTake the difference between the right tance from 36° 20', and there remains ascension of the planet and the right 3° for the distance of the moon from ascension of the medium or imum cæ

the fixth house. The poles of the li, and you have the distance required.

houses for the latitude of London are 2d. From the ascendant, or seventh as

follows: the ascendant and 7th house.

house 51° 32'; the 12th, 2d, 6th, and If the distance be required from the 8th houses, 409 50'; the 11th, 3d, ascendant, find the difference between 9th, and 5th houses, 23° 28'. In the the oblique ascension of the ascendant, mid-heaven and imum cæli the pole is and the oblique afcenfion of the planet nothing. GADBURY. taken with latitude, which' will be the

[ To be continued. ] distance required. If the distance be required from the seventh house, find the oblique ascension of the planet's op ASTROLOGICAL REMARKS. posite place, taken with contrary lati

FOREKNOWLEDGE in physical tude to what the planet hath, and the

events perhaps may be deemed an imdifference between that and the oblique ascension of the ascendant, will be the from the remarks of the honourable and

proper subject. My judgment is formed planet's distance from the seventh house.

ingenious Mr. Doyle, and may be apThe distance of a planet from any plied either to the microcosm, as well as * Example to be hereafter given. Macrocolm.


45 ift. That it cannot be denied that all

THE AUGUR NOI. the affections and dispositions of moilture, heat, cold, drought, the course of AUGURY is the art of inspection all winds, showers, thunder, &c. and and divination, by observing the enwhatever else helps to produce the great trails of birds and beasts, and was in and universal effects of rarification and great eteem among the ancients. The condensation in our atmosphere, do in Lacedemonians had always an Augur a great measure, if not intirely depend to attend upon their Kings; and among on the motion, position, situation, and the Romans was a college of Augurs. aspects of the superior celestial bodies Romulus himself was a foothsayer, or planets. That every planet hath its and ordained that the choice f magiown proper light, distinct from every itrates Thould be confirmed by Augury ; other, which light not being a bare qua- and so fond were the ancients of this lity, but designed for a further use, than art, that nothing of public or private mere illumination, must be


affairs should be transacted without it. nied with some peculiar tincture, virtue, In taking the Aufpices it was observed or power.

whether the beast came willingly to the 2d. That this light of each parti- altar or not, (fee in RELIGION, V. 1. cular celestial body, not being at all re p. 48, 49, 50.) whether the entrails fracted in the ethereal spaces it is trans were of a natural colour, and not exulmitted through, defcends intirely and cerated, or whether any part were deunchanged into our atmosphere. fective or wanting; and when Augus

3d. 'I'hat whatever is received into tus found two galls in his facrifice, the our atmosphere, is also received by the credulity of the people concluded a thin and jubtil air, which is contiguous hope of peace with Anthory, and the to the atmosphere ; and which cannot amity of persons in Choler with each but be capable of being moved, stirred, other.- bccause Brutus and Cafiius met altered and influenced by these differ a blackmoor, and Pompey had on a dark ently disposed lights, which penetrate coloured garment, at Pharfalia, thele each part of it.

were thought presages of their over4th. And since the thin and subtil throw.-When Gracæus was ilain, the air is capable of being thus affected, same day the chickens refused to conie moved and altered by these planetary out of their coop:-So the death of virtues, it must needs variously impress, Cæfar was divined from the clattering move, agitate and infect, the spirits or of armour in his house. The poisonsubtiler parts of all bodies within its ing of Germanicus by the founding of reach ; and consequently muit have a a trumpet of its own accord. --The confiderable influence upon the bodics like of a painted horle on the wall of wherein such spirits reside, and whom the palace of the Emperor Andronicus . they actuate.

Paleologus, about anno 1300, was judga Hence by the sublimest science, we ed a happy omen to that emperor ; and find the leveral erratic positions : Sa- his chancellor congratulated him in the turn and the Earth in the first Fiery expectation of future triumphs; yet Sign ; Jupiter, the Sun and Mercury when Baldwin, emperor of the Latins in the fixth Airy and Equinoctial Signs, was beaten out of Conftantinople by his opposing each other. Mars Geocentric father, his horse neighed after the same appearing a friendly Interposer, but con

An owl screeching in the fidered heliocentrical together with Ve- senate-house, was deemed ominous to hus; he wears an envious aspect to all Augustus. -A company of crows folthe contending parties. The physical lowing Sejanus to his house with great commotions hereby excited will take noise and clamour, was judged to be place in fome part of the globe near the fatal, and fo indeed it proved.-Robeginning and middle of next Odaber. mulus had promised to him the empire

ASTRONOMIcus. before his brother, because he had seen



Fulfilment of Events. ·

the double number of vultures.---So poffeffion of this land !” And a swarm our William the Conqueror, when he of bees hovering over St. Ambrose, as first itepped on land, his foot slipping, also Plato the philosopher, when infants he fell down, and got some dirt in his in their cradles, was judged to portend hand, which being judged an ill sign; great wisdom, should fow from their he said, “ No! I have by this taken mouths.



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THE principal lord of this eclipfe is latitude above every planet in the figure. $, he being lord of the place of the And last, though not least, is his harmo- : eclipse, or dispositor of the luminaries. nious configurations with the two fubThis is his charter of conflitution, and ordinate lords of the eclipse and the the has also dominion from being moon, besides thc parallel declination, lord of the next angle, viz. the ascend or antiscion of 4. ant; and claims a floare, as posited Having now ascertained, according on the cusp of that angle ; and his in- to rule, the governors of this eclipse, fuence is rendered determinate by his we will read the effects, not from any beirg the sole planet in partile aspect ex poft facto laiv, but from aphorisms, with the indifferent $. But & has the latest of which I shall quote from a not only the accidental situation of re- book printed in 1665. gent, but he has, exclusively of his title RULE. An eclipse or comet in the to government, abundance of dignities. Ith House causes death and deftrucHe is in his own house, in ó with tion of grandees. Cingula Orionis, and exalted by north OBs. The numerous deaths of peere

and game.

Extract from Lilly.

47 in Great Britain, during the operation they are heavily burthened with taxes 5, of this eclipfe, has been remarked by but if in the beforesaid degree of 1. persons without any reference to Astro: then their servants or inferior people are logy; and in France, where it fell in unruly, fickly, and endure much pothe same Houfe, the effects on Aristo- verty. cracy have been still more notorious. So far the Great Lilly. The riots

RULE. Eclipses in AIRY signs sig, at the Westminster election, and still nify violent winds, shipwrecks, seditions. more the principle on which they were

Obs. The number of colliers loft in conducted, afflicted the · Commonalty, one gale in the winter of 1788, will and that, according to the planets most fully verify one part of this aphorism, fortified, viz. $, ő, and 0. Not without any other instance ; but the only many fires have happened since the whole winter was one of the most win- time of this eclipse, but there seems to dy ever known. On Seditions, I may have been a dangerous and determined without apology be filent.

gang of incendiaries formed, , ob. Rule. Eclipses in Gemini fignify serve in 19° St. His 8 to modo comes great destruction, and scarcity of birds next. The list of bankrupts in 1788

nearly donbled that of any preceding Obs. This was verified in the seasons year; and though it diminished in of 1788 and 1789. There was scarcely 1789, far exceeded then any former a young partridge to be shot in 1789 in year. In that year, too, vast numbers many counties, and scarcely any growse were fined for not serving as sheriff, on the Welch mountains.

&c. The o of falls in 8 and m. I shall now quote faithfully a passage The shop-tax lay heavy on them; perfrom Lilly's Almanack for 1666. haps private taxes too, for I have little

“ The 13th I is London's horo- knowledge of the internal of London ; fcope, and the Sun was in 250 of the and as I was also out of town, from soon fame. This is CERTAINLY TRUE, after the eclipse till its effects had ceathat, when any notable eclipse of O sed, I cannot speak to the last article. and D, or other mal-configuration of However, I will rest the truth of Astrothe two malevolents, 2 and , doth logy on the instance of this eclipse, and happen in or near the 11, 12, 13 or 14, the coincidental positions of the stars. 24, 25, 26 T, the city of London doth I shall only add, that as $ happily much suffer, viz. the commonalty, in tinctured with a principally designs one kind or other, the quality of their the events of this Eclipse, they are de sufferings according to the nature of the bates carried on with warmth and zoal, planet moft fortified : If any mal-ass and well directed ; and as rules the pecť (or position, as appears by the ex- ascendant, regard government and kingamples he gives) “ be in the 17, 18, 19, doms. 4 in 5, as appears from Guido 20, 24, 25 SL, then it is to be feared Bonatus, and copied in Sir George great fires may cause much detriment to them in several parts of the city, If § Mr. Warton, in his Birth Day Ode for the like aspect be in the forementioned 1788, compli.nenied the King, in much the degrees of men and then follows great ab- introducing the GOLDEN AGE.

same manner as Virgil did Augustus, with ftruction in their commerce as home, and in parts beyond the seas; many of Secul,' &c.

Æn. vi, 1.79?: their prime magistrates or officers die į It is reiparkable, that the only cutempo, great chopping and changing in their rary book with the Æneid, which treats of offices ; many subject unto or pay great the event to be that in ebose days there

this subject, has assigned Augustus's share in fines for not serving of offices imposed went out a decrre from Cæsar Auguftus, that on them; divisions about

' choosing their the whole world should be laxed --St. Luke magistrates. If the-like mal-aspect be i. v. 1. This owas certainly an effectual, in the before-mentioned degrees of 8, golden age.

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