Of the Planet Saturn and his Signification.

.Extracted from William Lilly’s Christian Astrology. Vol. I ] [Names] He is called usually Saturn, but in some Authors Chronor Phoenon, Falcifer. [Colour] He is the supreamest or highest of all Planets; is placed betwixt Jupiter and the Firmament, he is not very bright or glorious, or doth he twincle or sparkle, but is of […]

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Of the Planet Jupiter & his Signification.

[Extracted from William Lilly’s Christian Astrology. Chap. IX. . Vol. I] Jupiter is placed next to Saturn (amongst the Ancients) you shal sometimes finde him called Zeus, or Phaeton: He is the greatest in appearance to our eyes of all the Planets (the Sun, Moon and Venus excepted;) [COLOR, MOTION.] In his Colour he is […]

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The Planet Mars & his Severall Significations.

[Excerpted from William Lilly’s Christian Astrology. Chap. X. Vol I.] MARS doth in order succeed Jupiter, whom the Ancients sometimes called Mayors, Aris, Pyrois, Gradivus; he is lesse in body then Jupiter or Venus, and appeareth to our sight of a shining, fiery, sparkling colour, he finisheth his course in the Zodiack in one yeer […]

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Of the Sun : His Generall & Particular Significations.

[Excerpted from William Lilly’s Christian Astrology. Chap XI. Vol. 1] [SOL.] The Sun is placed in the middle of all Planets, and is called amongst the Ancients, both Poets and Historians, Sol, Titan, Ilioa, Phebus, Apollo, Pean, Osyris, Diespiter: It’s needlesse to mention his Colour, being so continuallly visible to all mortal men: He passeth […]

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Of the Planet Venus: Her Severall Significations and Nature.

[Extracted from William Lilly’s  Christian Astrology. Chap. XII. . Vol. I] [NAME.] After the Sun succeedeth Venus; who is sometimes called Cytherea, Aphrodite, Phosphoros, Vesperugo, Ericina. [COLOUR IN THE ELEMENT.) She is a bright shining colour, and is well known amongst the vulgar by the name of the evening Starre or Hesperus; and that is […]

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Of Mercury : His Signification, Nature and Property

Extracted from Chap. XIII of Christian Astrology. 1647 by William Lilly. [NAME.] He is called Hermes, Stilbon, Cyllenius, Archas. Mercury is the least of all the Planets, never distant from the Sun above 27.degrees; by which reason he is seldom visible to our sight: [COLOUR.] He is of a dusky silver colour; his mean motion […]

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The Moon : Her Properties & Significations

[Extracted from CHAP. XIIII. of William Lilly’s Christian Astrology. Vol. I ] [NAME.] The Moon we find called by the Ancients, Lucina, Cynthia, Diana, Phoebe, Latona, Noctiluca, Prosperpina; she is neerest to the Earth of all the Planets; her colour in the Element is vulgarly known: [MOTION.] she finisheth her courte through the whole twelve […]

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