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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.


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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.
page 39

evil is mitigated. Then follows a conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, which is styled a major conjunction, in the eighth degree of Libra, on the tenth day of October, being the sixth day of the week, at the ninth hour. Mercury is then the lord of the hour, Capricorn the horoscope ; Mars being in conjunction in the fourteenth degree with the Tail of the Dragon. This conjunction portends wondrous events; thunder and lightning, with fiery flashes running to and fro in the air. But not regarding the conjunction of these, be it our part to record by figure what other persons have couched under an enigmatical form, as to the conjunction of all the planets in Libra, which will have an effect in our day before unknown, and not to be known in times to come. This conjunction wiU take place on the sixteenth day of September, being the third day of the week, at the first hour ; Mars being the lord of the hour, and the Sun in the East, and the planets in their several places, as foUows : Libra being the horoscope,33* and beginning in the first degree [of longitude] ; the Sun being in the thirtieth degree of Yirgo ; Jupiter in two degrees three minutes ; Yenus in three degrees forty - nine minutes ; Saturn in eight degrees six minutes ; Mercury in four degrees ten minutes ; Mars in nine degrees eighteen minutes ; the Tail [of the Dragon] in eighteen degrees twenty-three minutes ; the Part of Warfare in fifteen degrees ; the Moon in seventeen degrees eight minutes ; the Part of Fortune in nineteen degrees. The second [horoscope] is Libra, beginning at its twenty-fifth degree. The third is Scorpio, beginning at its twenty-fourth degree. The fourth is Capricorn, beginning at its first degree. The fifth is Aquarius, beginning at its fifth degree. The sixth is Pisces, beginning at its seventh degree. The seventh is Aries, beginning at its first degree. Now, as Saturn is most elevated in orbit, let us first treat of him. He signifies the Pagans, and all who are opposed to the laws of Christianity. Now, inasmuch as in the figure of the sphere Saturn is in the mid-heaven governing the [airy] triplicity, from the triplicity of the figure the Saracen magicians 3 4 are auguring victory on their side, especiaUy as the Sun 33 * Also called " the house " by more recent astrologers. 3 4 It is possible that this may be the meaning of the mystic letters which here occur; Tr. G. F. S. M. standing for "Triplicitate figura; gentis Saracena; magi." If not, those who are skilled in judicial astrology may, possibly, be able to give a better translation.

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