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Opus Astrologicum

OR,

An Astrological WORK Left to POSTERITY

Year:

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ELECTIONS FOR Marriage

1.

The Ascendent stands for the man, the seventh house for the woman.

2.

In which of these two parts good Planets be, it will be best for them.

3.

In both, beware of the end of Libra, and the beginning of Scorpio; for that is the combust way, and portends no good in such matter, no in few other matters.

4.

Let not the Moon be in combustion with the Sun; for that signifies death: nor in the combust way; for that signifies an ill end.

5.

‘Tis ill in the time of Marriage, if the Moon apply to Saturn or Mars, be the Aspect never so good: for there will be neither Peace nor Love between them.

6.

If you would marry to have many children, let the Moon be in Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces, not impedited: and if she be in the West, ‘tis so much the better.

7.

In all Marriages, let the Moon increase in light and number; let her have no ill Aspect to the Sun, nor any Aspect at all to Saturn or Mars.

8.

Venus is the general Significatrix of Marriage; therefore ‘tis best for the Moon to apply to her.

9.

These Aphorisms are Fundamentals in Astrologie: he that hath any brain, may finde a thousand more from them.

10.

He that cannot make Elections for any of these businesses, from these Aphorisms, is unworthy the very name of an Artist.

Revised, 1648.
NICH. CULPEPER.

Crede mihi miseris coelestia numina parcunt.