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Detail from the 15th century depiction of the four elements and signs of the zodiac from Bartholomaeus Anglicus (Bartholomew the Englishman), On the Properties of Things


 


Traditional Degree Influences
  Compiled and annotated by Deborah Houlding


   Aries

See below for the explanation of this table.

Note: Deg. 1 equates to 0°00' - 0°59 ; deg. 2 equates to 1°00' - 1°59, and so on, ending with deg. 30 equating to 29°00 - 29°59
 
Sign Dg. T. F. G. L. Others Stars
Aries.
Aries


Mars
governs the sign



Sun
exalts in Aries



Sun
governs the triplicity by day



Jupiter
governs the triplicity by night



Venus
is in detriment



Saturn
is in fall
1 Jupiter Mars M D    
2 Jupiter Mars M D   Kerb
3 Jupiter Mars M D   Deneb Kaitos
4 Jupiter Mars M L    
5 Jupiter Mars M L    
6 Jupiter Mars M L Deep  
7 Venus Mars M L    
8 Venus Mars M * L    
9 Venus Mars F D    
10 Venus Mars M D   Algenib, Erakis
11 Venus Sun M D Deep  
12 Venus Sun M D    
13 Venus Sun M D    
14 Venus Sun M D    
15 Mercury Sun M D   Alpheratz
16 Mercury Sun F D Deep  
17 Mercury Sun F L    
18 Mercury Sun F L   Altais
19 Mercury Sun F L I.F., Sun exalt  
20 Mercury Sun F L    
21 Mercury Venus F V Saturn fall  
22 Mars Venus F V   Baten Kaitos
23 Mars Venus M V Deep  
24 Mars Venus M V   Acamar
25 Mars Venus M L   Kurdah
26 Mars Venus M L    
27 Saturn Venus M L   Alpherg
28 Saturn Venus M L   Vertex
29 Saturn Venus M L Deep  
30 Saturn Venus M V   Al Rischa

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Detail from the 15th century depiction of the four elements and signs of the zodiac from Bartholomaeus Anglicus (Bartholomew the Englishman), On the Properties of Things


 

   Taurus

See below for the explanation of this table.

 
Sign Dg. T. F. G. L. Others Stars
Taurus
Taurus glyph


Venus
governs the sign



Moon
exalts in Taurus (3°)



Venus
governs the triplicity by day



Moon
governs the triplicity by night



Mars
is in detriment

1 Venus Mercury F D   Mirach
2 Venus Mercury F D   Mira
3 Venus Mercury F D I.F., Moon exalt Angetenar, Tyl
4 Venus Mercury F L   Mesartim, Sharatan
5 Venus Mercury F L Deep  
6 Venus Mercury M L Lame Caph, Alfirk
7 Venus Mercury M L Lame Metallah
8 Venus Mercury M V Lame Hamal, Schedir, Al Dhail
9 Mercury Mercury M V Lame Azha
10 Mercury Mercury M V Lame Kaffeljidhma
11 Mercury Moon M V    
12 Mercury Moon F V Deep  
13 Mercury Moon F L    
14 Mercury Moon F L   Zibal, Cih
15 Mercury Moon F L I.F. Almach, Menkar
16 Jupiter Moon F V    
17 Jupiter Moon F V    
18 Jupiter Moon M V   Rucha
19 Jupiter Moon M V    
20 Jupiter Moon M V    
21 Jupiter Saturn M L   Botein, Rana
22 Jupiter Saturn F L    
23 Saturn Saturn F L    
24 Saturn Saturn F L Deep Zaurak
25 Saturn Saturn M L Deep Capulus, Segin
26 Saturn Saturn M L    
27 Mars Saturn M L I.F. Algol
28 Mars Saturn M L   Misam
29 Mars Saturn M D   Miram
30 Mars Saturn M D   Alcyone (Pleides)

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Detail from the 15th century depiction of the four elements and signs of the zodiac from Bartholomaeus Anglicus (Bartholomew the Englishman), On the Properties of Things


 

   Gemini

See below for the explanation of this table.

 
Sign Dg. T. F. G. L. Others Stars
Gemini
Gemini


Mercury
governs the sign



Saturn
governs the triplicity by day



Mercury
governs the triplicity by night



Jupiter
is in detriment

1 Mercury Jupiter F L   Alrai, Keid
2 Mercury Jupiter F L Deep Atik
3 Mercury Jupiter F L exalt Mirfak
4 Mercury Jupiter F L    
5 Mercury Jupiter F D   Menkib
6 Mercury Jupiter M D   Sceptrum, Prima Hyadum
7 Mercury Jupiter M D    
8 Jupiter JupiterM L    
9 Jupiter Jupiter M L   Northern Bull's Eye
10 Jupiter Jupiter M L   Aldebaran
11 Jupiter Mars M L I.F.  
12 Jupiter Mars M L Deep Tabit
13 Jupiter Mars M V    
14 Venus Mars M V    
15 Venus Mars M V    
16 Venus Mars M V   Cursa
17 Venus Mars F L Deep Hasseleh, Rigel
18 Venus Mars F L    
19 Venus Mars F L   Haedi I
20 Venus Mars F L   Haedi II, Nihal
21 Venus Sun F L   Bellatrix
22 Saturn Sun F L   Arneb, Capella
23 Saturn Sun M D   Phact, Mintaka, El Nath, Ensis
24 Saturn Sun M D   Hatsya, Alnilam
25 Saturn Sun M D   Alnitak, Al Hecka
26 Mars Sun M D Deep  
27 Mars Sun F D   Saiph, Al Wazn
28 Mars Sun F V    
29 Mars Sun F V   Polaris, Betelgeuze
30 Mars Sun F V Deep Menkalinan

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Detail from the 15th century depiction of the four elements and signs of the zodiac from Bartholomaeus Anglicus (Bartholomew the Englishman), On the Properties of Things


 

   Cancer

See below for the explanation of this table.

 
Sign Dg. T. F. G. L. Others Stars
Cancer
Cancer


Moon
governs the sign



Jupiter
exalts in Cancer (15°)



Mars
governs the triplicity by day and night



Saturn
is in detriment



Mars
is in fall
1 Mars Venus M L I.F.  
2 Mars Venus M L I.F. Yildun
3 Mars Venus F L I.F.  
4 Mars Venus F L I.F. Tejat
5 Mars Venus F L    
6 Mars Venus F L   Dirah
7 Jupiter Venus F L    
8 Jupiter Venus F L   Mirzam
9 Jupiter Venus M L Lame  
10 Jupiter Venus M L Lame Alhena
11 Jupiter Mercury F L Lame  
12 Jupiter Mercury F L Deep, Lame  
13 Jupiter Mercury M D Lame  
14 Mercury Mercury M D Lame  
15 Mercury Mercury M V Jupiter exalt, Lame, I.F. Sirius, Canopus
16 Mercury Mercury M V    
17 Mercury Mercury M V Deep  
18 Mercury Mercury M V    
19 Mercury Mercury M S   Wasat
20 Mercury Mercury M S    
21 Venus Moon M L   Castor, Adhara
22 Venus Moon M L    
23 Venus Moon M L Deep  
24 Venus Moon F L   Pollux, Al Wazn
25 Venus Moon F L    
26 Venus Moon F L Deep Procyon
27 Venus Moon F L    
28 Saturn Moon M L Mars fall  
29 Saturn Moon M V    
30 Saturn Moon M V Deep Aludra

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Detail from the 15th century depiction of the four elements and signs of the zodiac from Bartholomaeus Anglicus (Bartholomew the Englishman), On the Properties of Things


 

   Leo

See below for the explanation of this table.

 
Sign Dg. T. F. G. L. Others Stars
Leo
Capricorn


sun
governs the sign



sun
governs the triplicity by day



Jupiter
governs the triplicity by night



Saturn
is in detriment

1 Saturn Saturn M D    
2 Saturn Saturn M D I.F.  
3 Saturn Saturn M D   Talitha
4 Saturn Saturn M D    
5 Saturn Saturn M D I.F.  
6 Saturn Saturn F D Deep  
7 Mercury Saturn F D I.F.  
8 Mercury Saturn F D   Praesepe, North Assellus
9 Mercury Saturn M D   South Assellus
10 Mercury Saturn M D    
11 Mercury Jupiter M S    
12 Mercury Jupiter M S    
13 Mercury Jupiter M S Deep  
14 Venus Jupiter M S   Kochab, Acubens
15 Venus Jupiter M S Deep  
16 Venus Jupiter F S   Dubhe
17 Venus Jupiter F S    
18 Venus Jupiter F S Lame  
19 Venus Jupiter F S I.F.  
20 Jupiter Jupiter F S   Mirak
21 Jupiter Mars F V   Algenubi
22 Jupiter Mars F V Deep Al-Farqad
23 Jupiter Mars F V Deep  
24 Jupiter Mars M V    
25 Jupiter Mars M V    
26 Mars Mars M L    
27 Mars Mars M L Lame  
28 Mars Mars M L Deep, Lame Alphard, Adhafera, Al Jabbah
29 Mars Mars M L    
30 Mars Mars M L   Regulus

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Virgo


 

   Virgo

See below for the explanation of this table.

 
Sign Dg. T. F. G. L. Others Stars
Virgo
Virgo


Mercury
governs the sign



Mercury
exalts in Virgo (15°)



Venus
governs the triplicity by day



Moon
governs the triplicity by night



Jupiter
is in detriment


Venus
is in fall
1 Mercury Sun F D   Phecda
2 Mercury Sun F D   Megrez
3 Mercury Sun F D I.F.  
4 Mercury Sun F D    
5 Mercury Sun F D    
6 Mercury Sun F L    
7 Mercury Sun F L    
8 Venus Sun F L Deep Thuban
9 Venus Sun M V   Alioth
10 Venus Sun M V    
11 Venus Venus M L    
12 Venus Venus M L   Zosma
13 Venus Venus F L Deep  
14 Jupiter Venus F L I.F.  
15 Jupiter Venus F L Mercury exalt  
16 Jupiter Venus F L Deep Mizar
17 Jupiter Venus F S    
18 Jupiter Venus F S    
19 Saturn Venus F S    
20 Saturn Venus F S I.F.  
21 Saturn Mercury M S Deep  
22 Saturn Mercury M S Deep Denebola
23 Saturn Mercury M V   Alkes
24 Saturn Mercury M V   Alkes
25 Mars Mercury M V    
26 Mars Mercury M V   Labrum
27 Mars Mercury M V Venus fall Alkaid
28 Mars Mercury M D   Zavijava
29 Mars Mercury M D   Markeb
30 Mars Mercury M D    

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Detail from the 15th century depiction of the four elements and signs of the zodiac from Bartholomaeus Anglicus (Bartholomew the Englishman), On the Properties of Things


 

   Libra

See below for the explanation of this table.

 
Sign Dg. T. F. G. L. Others Stars
Libra
Libra


Venus
governs the sign



Saturn
exalts in Libra (21°)



Saturn
governs the triplicity by day



Mercury
governs the triplicity by night



Mars
is in detriment

Sun
is in fall
1 Saturn Moon M L Deep Al Dhi'bah
2 Saturn Moon M L    
3 Saturn Moon M L I.F.  
4 Saturn Moon M L    
5 Saturn Moon M L   Zaniah
6 Saturn Moon F D    
7 Venus Moon F D Deep  
8 Venus Moon F D    
9 Venus Moon F D   Diadem
10 Venus Moon F D   Vindemiatrix
11 Venus Saturn F L   Porrima, Al Janah
12 Jupiter Saturn F L   Auva, Minkar
13 Jupiter Saturn F L   Alchiba
14 Jupiter Saturn F L   Algorab
15 Jupiter Saturn F L I.F.  
16 Jupiter Saturn M L    
17 Jupiter Saturn M L    
18 Jupiter Saturn M L   Seginus, Kraz
19 Jupiter Saturn M D Sun fall  
20 Mercury Saturn M D Deep  
21 Mercury Jupiter F D I.F., Saturn exalt,  
22 Mercury Jupiter F L   Heze
23 Mercury Jupiter F L   Foramen
24 Mercury Jupiter F L   Spica
25 Mars Jupiter F L   Arcturus
26 Mars Jupiter F L    
27 Mars Jupiter F L    
28 Mars Jupiter M V    
29 Mars Jupiter M V    
30 Mars Jupiter M V Deep  

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Detail from the 15th century depiction of the four elements and signs of the zodiac from Bartholomaeus Anglicus (Bartholomew the Englishman), On the Properties of Things


 

   Scorpio

See below for the explanation of this table.

 
Sign Dg. T. F. G. L. Others Stars
Scorpio
Scorpio


Mars
governs the sign



Mars
governs the triplicity by day and night



Venus
is in detriment



Moon
is in fall
1 Mars Mars M D    
2 Mars Mars M D    
3 Mars Mars M D Moon fall  
4 Mars Mars M L   Princeps, Syrma
5 Mars Mars F L    
6 Mars Mars F L    
7 Jupiter Mars F L I.F. Khambalia, Gacrux
8 Jupiter Mars F L    
9 Jupiter Mars F V Deep  
10 Jupiter Mars F V Deep  
11 Jupiter Sun F V    
12 Jupiter Sun F V   Acrux, Mimosa
13 Jupiter Sun F V   Alphecca
14 Jupiter Sun F V    
15 Venus Sun M L    
16 Venus Sun M L   Southern Scale
17 Venus Sun M L    
18 Venus Sun F L I.F.  
19 Venus Sun F L Lame  
20 Venus Sun F L I.F. Northern Scale
21 Venus Venus F L    
22 Mercury Venus F L Deep  
23 Mercury Venus F S Deep Unukalhai
24 Mercury Venus F S   Agena
25 Mercury Venus F V    
26 Mercury Venus M V    
27 Mercury Venus M V Deep  
28 Saturn Venus M V Lame  
29 Saturn Venus M V   Bungula
30 Saturn Venus M D    

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Detail from the 15th century depiction of the four elements and signs of the zodiac from Bartholomaeus Anglicus (Bartholomew the Englishman), On the Properties of Things


 




   Sagittarius

See below for the explanation of this table.

 
Sign Dg. T. F. G. L. Others Stars
Sagitt.
Sagittarius


Jupiter
governs the sign



Sun
exalts in Sagittarius



Sun
governs the triplicity by day



Jupiter
governs the triplicity by night



Mercury
is in detriment
1 Jupiter Mercury M L Lame  
2 Jupiter Mercury M L   Kornephoros, Kajam
3 Jupiter Mercury F L South node fall Yed Prior, Isidis
4 Jupiter Mercury F L  Acrab (Graffias), Yed Posterior
5 Jupiter Mercury F L    
6 Jupiter Mercury M L   Marfik
7 Jupiter Mercury M L Deep, Lame  
8 Jupiter Mercury M L Lame  
9 Venus Mercury M L    
10 Venus Mercury M D   Han, Antares
11 Venus Moon M D  Kuma
12 Venus Moon M D Deep Rastaban
13 Venus Moon F L I.F.  
14 Venus Moon F L    
15 Mercury Moon F L Deep Sarin
16 Mercury Moon F L    
17 Mercury Moon F L   Ras Algethi
18 Mercury Moon F L Lame Sabik
19 Mercury Moon F L Lame  
20 Saturn Moon F S I.F. Maasym
21 Saturn Saturn F S   Atria
22 Saturn Saturn F S    
23 Saturn Saturn F S   Ras Alhague
24 Saturn Saturn F L Deep  
25 Saturn Saturn M L   Lesath, Grumium
26 Mars Saturn M L   Aculeus, Cebalrai
27 Mars Saturn M L Deep  
28 Mars Saturn M L   Etamin
29 Mars Saturn M L   Acumen
30 Mars Saturn M L Deep Sinistra

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Detail from the 15th century depiction of the four elements and signs of the zodiac from Bartholomaeus Anglicus (Bartholomew the Englishman), On the Properties of Things


 

   Capricorn

See below for the explanation of this table.

 
Sign Dg. T. F. G. L. Others Stars
Capri.
Capricorn


Saturn
governs the sign



Mars
exalts in Capricorn



Venus
governs the triplicity by day



Moon
governs the triplicity by night



Moon
is in detriment



Jupiter
is in fall
1 Venus Jupiter M D   Spiculum
2 Venus Jupiter M D   Al Nasr
3 Venus Jupiter M D    
4 Venus Jupiter M D   Polis
5 Venus Jupiter M D   Kaus Media
6 Venus Jupiter M D   Kaus Australis
7 Mercury Jupiter M D Deep Kaus Borealis
8 Mercury Jupiter M L    
9 Mercury Jupiter M L   Facies
10 Mercury Jupiter M L    
11 Mercury Mars M S    
12 Mercury Mars F S I.F.  
13 Jupiter Mars F S I.F. Pelagus
14 Jupiter Mars F S I.F. Ascella
15 Jupiter Mars F S Jupiter fall Head-Archer
16 Jupiter Mars F D   Manubrium, Wega
17 Jupiter Mars F D Deep  
18 Jupiter Mars F D    
19 Jupiter Mars F D   Sheliak
20 Mars Mars M D I.F. Dheneb
21 Mars Sun M D    
22 Mars Sun M D Deep Sulaphat
23 Mars Sun M V    
24 Mars Sun M V Deep  
25 Mars Sun M V    
26 Saturn Sun M D Lame Terebellum
27 Saturn Sun M D Lame  
28 Saturn Sun M D Lame, Marsexalt.  
29 Saturn Sun M D Deep, Lame  
30 Saturn Sun M D    

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Detail from the 15th century depiction of the four elements and signs of the zodiac from Bartholomaeus Anglicus (Bartholomew the Englishman), On the Properties of Things


 

   Aquarius

See below for the explanation of this table.

 
Sign Dg. T. F. G. L. Others Stars
Aqua.
Aquarius


Saturn
governs the sign


Uranus
is a modern co-ruler



No planet is exalted



Saturn
governs the triplicity by day



Mercury
governs the triplicity by night



Sun
is in detriment


No planet is in fall
1 Saturn Venus M S Deep Tarazed
2 Saturn Venus M S   Sham, Albireo, Altair
3 Saturn Venus M S   Alshain
4 Saturn Venus M S   Geidi
5 Saturn Venus M L   Dabih
6 Saturn Venus F L   Oculus
7 Mercury Venus F L I.F.  
8 Mercury Venus F L    
9 Mercury Venus F L    
10 Mercury Venus F D    
11 Mercury Mercury F D    
12 Mercury Mercury F D Deep Albali
13 Venus Mercury F * D   Armus, Dorsum
14 Venus Mercury F * L    
15 Venus Mercury F * L    
16 Venus Mercury M L I.F. Alnair
17 Venus Mercury M L Deep, I.F. Rotanev
18 Venus Mercury M L Lame Sualocin
19 Venus Mercury M * L Lame  
20 Venus Mercury M * L I.F.  
21 Jupiter Moon M * L   Castra
22 Jupiter Moon F V Deep Nashira
23 Jupiter Moon F V    
24 Jupiter Moon F V Deep Sadalsuud, Deneb Algedi
25 Jupiter Moon F V   Sadr
26 Mars Moon M * L    
27 Mars Moon M * L    
28 Mars Moon F * L   Gienah
29 Mars Moon F * L Deep  
30 Mars Moon F * L    

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Detail from the 15th century depiction of the four elements and signs of the zodiac from Bartholomaeus Anglicus (Bartholomew the Englishman), On the Properties of Things


 

   Pisces

See below for the explanation of this table.

 
Sign Dg. T. F. G. L. Others Stars
Pisces.
Pisces


Jupiter
governs the sign



Venus
exalts in Pisces (27°)



Mars governs the triplicity (by day & night)



Mercury
is in detriment and fall
1 Venus Saturn M D    
2 Venus Saturn M D   Enif
3 Venus Saturn M D    
4 Venus Saturn M D Deep Sadalmelik, Fomalhaut
5 Venus Saturn M D    
6 Venus Saturn M D   Deneb Adige
7 Venus Saturn M L   Biham
8 Venus Saturn M L    
9 Jupiter Saturn M L Deep Skat
10 Jupiter Saturn M L    
11 Jupiter Jupiter F L    
12 Jupiter Jupiter F L    
13 Jupiter Jupiter F * D I.F.  
14 Jupiter Jupiter F * D    
15 Mercury Jupiter F * D Mercury fall  
16 Mercury Jupiter F D   Achernar
17 Mercury Jupiter F D   Homam
18 Mercury Jupiter F D    
19 Mercury Jupiter F D    
20 Mercury Jupiter F D I.F.  
21 Mars Mars M D    
22 Mars Mars M D    
23 Mars Mars M V    
24 Mars Mars F * V Deep Markab
25 Mars Mars F * V    
26 Mars Mars F * L    
27 Saturn Mars F * L Deep Venus exalt  
28 Saturn Mars F * L Deep  
29 Saturn Mars M D    
30 Saturn Mars M D   Scheat

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Explanation on this Table



The 1st column headed 'Sign' shows the essential planetary dignities/debilties that apply to all the degrees in the sign. For further information see:

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The 2nd column headed 'Dg.' lists the degrees. Remember that:

'dg. 1' refers to the first degree which incorporates 0°00' - 0°59;
'dg. 2' thus equates to 1°00' - 1°59;
and so on, ending with 'dg. 30' which equates to 29°00 - 29°59
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The 3rd column headed 'T.' shows the planet that rules the degree by term. For further information see:

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The 4th column headed 'F.' shows the planet that rules the degree by face. For further information see:

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The 5th column headed 'G.' (for 'gender') indicates whether the degree is masculine or feminine according to Lilly's 'Two necessary TABLES of the Signs, fit to be understood by every ASTROLOGER or Practitioner' (CA., p.116). Consideration of whether the Moon and principle significator falls in a masculine or feminine degree is used in horary matters relating to the sex of a thief or unborn chld. Lilly writes of this:

Masculine or feminine

Many times it happens, that it is of great concernment to the Querent to know whether a woman be with child of a male or female; or whether the thief be man or woman, &c. When it shall so chance that neither the angles, or the sex of the planet, or the signs do discover it, but that the testimonies are equal; then if you consider the degrees of the sign wherein the Moon is, and wherein the planet significator of the thing or party quesited is, and the degree of the cusp of the house signifying the person quesited after; and see whether they be in masculine or feminine degrees, you may pose your judgement, by concluding a masculine party, if they be posited in masculine degrees; or feminine, if they be in feminine degrees. (CA., p.117)


The scheme is also presented in Al Biruni's Elements (v.457) with the following variances (marked in the table by an asterick):

In Aries, the 8th degree is marked as female, not male.

In Aquarius, the 13th, 14th, 15th, 28th, 29th and 30th degrees are classified as male not female. The 19th, 20th, 21st, 26th and 27th degrees are classified as female not male.

In Pisces, the 13th, 14th, 15th, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th degrees are denoted male not female.

Al Biruni makes it clear he is presenting the method, not approving of its use.
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The 6th column headed 'L.' (for 'luminosity') indicates whether the degree is light (L), dark (D), smokey (S), or void (V) according to Lilly's 'Two necessary TABLES of the Signs, fit to be understood by every ASTROLOGER or Practitioner' (CA., p.116). A similar table, with some variations, is also found in Al Biruni's Elements (v. 458). These are considered for the ascendant and Moon in horary and natal judgements in determining physical structure and capability. Lilly writes:

Light or dark

Let a sign ascend in a Nativity or Question, if the Ascendant be in those degrees you see are called light, the child or querent shall be more fair; if the degree ascending be of those we call dark, his complexion shall be nothing so fair, but more obscure and dark; and if he be born deformed, the deformity shall be more and greater; but if he be deformed when the light degrees of a sign ascend, the imperfection shall be more tolerable. (CA., p.117)


Void

And if the Moon or the degree ascending be in those degrees we call void, be the Native or Querent fair or foul, his understanding will be small, and his judgement less than the world supposes, and the more thou conferest with him, the greater defect shall be found in him. (CA., p.117)



Smoky

If the Ascendant, the Moon or either of them be in those degrees we call smoky, the person inquiring or Native, shall neither be very fair nor very foul, but of a mixed complexion, stature or condition, between fair and foul, between tall and of little Stature, and so in condition neither very judicious or a very ass. (CA., pp.117-118)
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The 7th column headed 'Others' indicates the degrees listed as 'pitted or deep' (Deep), 'deficient or lame' (Lame), or 'increasing fortune' (I.F.) according to Lilly's 'Two necessary TABLES of the Signs, fit to be understood by every ASTROLOGER or Practitioner' (CA., p.116). Lilly defines them thus:


Pitted or deep

Degrees deep or pitted have this signification, that if either the Moon or the degree ascending or lord of the Ascendant be in any of them, it shows the man at a stand in the question he asks, not knowing which way to turn himself and that he had need of help to bring him into a better condition; for as a man cast into a ditch doth not easily get out without help, so no more can this querent in the case he is without assistance. (CA., p.118)


Lame or Deficient

Called by some azimene degrees, the meaning whereof is thus, if in any question you find him that demands the question, or in a nativity, if you find the native defective in any member, or infected with an inseparable disease, halting, blindness, deafness, &c., you may then suppose the native hath either one of these azimene degr. ascending at his birth, or the lord of the Ascendant, or the Moon in one of them. In a question or nativity, if you see the querent lame naturally, crooked, or vitiated in some member, and on the sudden you can in the figure give no present satisfaction to your self, do you then consider the degree ascending, or degree wherein the Moon is in, or the lord of the Ascendant, or principal lord of the nativity or question, and there is no doubt that you shall find one or more of them in azimene degrees. (CA., p.118)


Increasing fortune

These degrees tend to this understanding, that if the cusp of the second house, or if the lord of the second house, or Jupiter, or the Part of Fortune be in any of those degrees, it's an argument of much wealth, and that the native or querent will be rich. (CA., p.118)
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The 8th and final column indicates the fixed stars located in each degree. Those listed in red, link through to details of the influences ascribed to the star, which are best understood with consideration of the meaning of their parent constellation. 1st magnitude stars are listed in bold.

The star catalogue is a work in progress and new links to stars will be added as they become profiled on the site.

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