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William Lilly's War Charts
  Reproduced from Christian Astrology, 1647.

p.455 CHAP. LXXXV.

If his Majesty should procure Forces out of Ireland to harm the Parliament?
If the Queen, then in the North, would advance with her Army? If She would prosper? When She and his Majesty should meet?

His Majesty is here signified by Moon in Cancer in the tenth house, who increasing in light, elevated and posited in her own house, void of all infelicity,[1] except slowness in motion, did manifest at the time of the erecting of this figure, his Majesty to be in an able condition, as indeed he was.

In this judgment we find Sun lord of the eleventh (which house signifies assistance or aid in this manner of judgment) posited in the seventh, in his exaltation, and applying to the cusp of the eleventh with a trine aspect, but [it] wants 6 degrees of being partile. Forasmuch as the Moon being in her own house,[2] and the Sun so well fortified, I did judge his Majesty should have aid of commanders out of Ireland (for Sun represents commanders) and men, or common men, besides; because both Sun and Moon are friendly unto him. That they should harm us, I judged because Sun, lord of that assistance, was in the seventh, in direct opposition to the ascendant, which represents the parliament and their party. But because the Sun is so near the Dragon's Tail, and beholds the cusp of the tenth with a square sinister, I did in the end less fear them, and judged they should produce much scandal, to his Majesty and his party, and that they would cause many ill and heavy ...
p.456 ... reports to fall upon his Majesty by their mean. I also then judged, that his Majesty was likely to improve his forces, and augment them for some certain time, but that it should not continue very long, for that neither the Sun or Moon were fixed. The truth is, he had Irish forces come over, which much hardened the hearts of the English against him, but time cut them off, &c, as we do all well know, at the siege of Namptwich, by valiant Fairfax.

Her Majesty's significatrix is Saturn, lord of the fourth, for that is the seventh from the tenth, removing out of one sign into another. Saturn being a ponderous planet, made me more confident her Majesty would move forwards with her army, with intention to meet his Majesty, which I said she should do about 3 or 4 months from the time of the figure, because the Moon wanted 3 or 4 degrees of the trine of Saturn. I intimated a great desire in his Majesty to see her, because his significator applied. The truth is, she met him about the 14th of July 1643 in Warwickshire. I judged that she would not prosper but decline, because Saturn her significatrix was going into Aries his fall, and that Jupiter, viz. good fortune, was separated, and did separate from Saturn. Besides, I observed that Mars made haste to a square of Saturn in Cancer, as if our souldiery would quite destroy and bring to nothing her army; and that she would be crossed at or near the time of that aspect, which was the 11th April, when about nottingham she lost some forces, and more had, but that we had ever either some knaves or fools in our armies.

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1] Infelicity: unhappiness.
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2] Her own sign, Cancer, traditionally refered to as 'house' or 'domicile').
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