An Astrological WORK Left to POSTERITY
By Nicholas Culpeper
Aphorisms For Resolving Horary Questions (81 – 100)
Also the Revolution of the Nativity, if it can be had, will profit much; viz. by considering the strength of the Lord of the Ascendent then.
If the Figures of the New and Full Moon precendent and subsequent to your Question be the same, and the Ascendent of your Question the same with them, defer your judgement till another time.
Significations for the Unkle are taken from the sixth house; for the Grand-father, from the seventh.
Note what Planet is Lord of the Figure, and according to this quality and place, you may judge of the thoughts of the Querent.
In all Questions, regard the next subsequent Lunation: for matters are subject to vary at every Lunation.
By Lunation, I mean the Conjunction of the Luminaries.
The matter in question will soon be performed, when the Lord of the Lunation is Cardinal.
Determine nothing before thou know the intent of the Querent. For if he know not what to ask, how canst thou tell what to answer?
Judge not upon light motions of the Querent. A Question fit to be judged, ought to be premeditated by the Querent.
Mars spoils matters by too much hastiness: Saturn, by slowness.
A Planet within sixteen minutes of the Sun, is in Cazimi, and exceeding strong.
Observe whether the Ascendent, or his significator, be in the place of any Eclispse at hand: if it be, though the matter for the present be in never so fair a way, it will receive prejudice when least expected, and hardly ever be concluded.
Very seldom there coms any good of the Question, when the Moon is impedited.
When Significators are in houses of their own nature, they bring the matter to pass with much ease.
When the Lord of the eight is infortunate in the eighth, the Querent hath debts he will never get in.
An Infortune in the seventh house, sheweth disagreement betwixt man and wife, except the Planet were significator at the birth.
An Infortune, infortunate beholding the significator, brings inevitable mischief to the Question, according to natural causes.
There is no so great affliction to the Moon, as her combustion.
The superior Planets Oriental, and the inferior Occidental, perform a business with most speed.
If the significator commit his strength to a Fortune that is angular, the matter is soon performed.
These Aphorisms, if rightly understood, discover the key of the mystery of resolving all manner of Questions.
This Treatise was revised, and [multifariously] amended, 1648.