The 143rd Consideration, Is to understand the true method of judging, and by what ways thou mayest come to some result, that thou mayst examine and rightfully discuss the same, and discover the truth of what the stars shall show thee? And herein there are 14 points to be considered and heeded:
Whether the Querent proposes the question really and intentively or not? For if the Lord of the Ascendant and the Lord of the hour be in the same or the Signs wherein those Significators are placed be of the same Triplicity or complection the Question is serious; but otherwise, if the Ascendant shall be the end of any Sign, the Question is not Radical.
Behold the Ascendant and his Lord, the Moon and the Planet from which she separates and assign them for Significators of the Querent; the Seventh and the Planet with which the Moon is joined, shall represent the person enquired after; but if it be necessary, descend to the persons, as the things are signified by the House, from the first to the twelfth.
Consider the nature of the thing enquired about, the House and Sign whereby it is signified.
The Aspects of the Planets both good and malevolent to the Significators of the things sought after.
In what place from its own House each of the Significators are: viz., Whether in his own or the second, third, or fourth, etc., or in the Combust way or the like places.
Whether they are found in Angles Cadent or Succeedent Houses.
Diligently see where the Querent’s Assistants must come, viz., whether from a Father, a Son, a King a Kinsman, or a Friend, etc.
By the mirth of the Querent, as if the Lord of the Ascendant shall be in the fifth, or elsewhere joined with its Lord; free from being afflicted by the Infortunes. Or by his sadness; as if his Significator happen in the 6th 7th 8th, or 12th; unless the question be of things signified by those Houses; and as thou findest so judge.
By the Fortunes and Infortunes, according as thou findest them in places signified, the things about which the Querent is moved; and if the benevolents are more, ‘tis good, if otherwise the contrary; if the testimonies are equal, then indifferent.
Whether the Lord of the Ascendant be in the House of the thing enquired after, or with its Lord.
In what House the Lord of the first is joined with the Significator of the things looked after; for by the Significator of the House, or his occasion, thou mayst judge the matter will be brought about.
If the Significators are not joined there, whether there be aby Translation of Light between them by any Planet, or receives their description, thou shalt judge the same thing.
By the natures of the Significators themselves, agreeing in their natures and significations with each other.
According to the receiver of the Significator’s virtue or disposition shall be a Fortune or Infortune strong or weak, and does behold the Significator, or the Moon, or any with Aspect of love or enmity, so shalt thou pronounce judgment.