From Ebenezer Sibly's New and Complete Illustration of the Celestial Science of Astrology;
Horoscope: Plate no 7, following page 888. Natal report: p.890
|PHILIP MELANCTHON. Born in Lat. 49° 5
The horoscope visibly declares this native to be of short stature, and of a hot and dry temperature: but the testimonies of his excellent endowments are many and various. Venus in conjunction of Saturn; Mars in conjunction of Jupiter; the Moon in the exaltation of Mercury; Mercury in the scientific sign Aquaries; and Saturn and Venus in trine of Jupiter and Mars; are eminent arguments of the native's illustrious qualifications.
His glory abundantly furnishes us with instances of the native's astonishing prowess in the occult and refined arts, and in the doctrine of philosophy and divinity. He was a friend to every department of useful literature; and took great pains to purge astrology of its gross and mistaken parts, by translating the books of Ptolomy out of the original Greek into pure Latin; in his preface to which he has most learnedly and aptly defended the Science from the lash of its ignorant and uncandid opposers.