1684 : Samuel Strangehopes - Astrological Birth-signs and their Meanings
The meaning of birth-signs, taken from A Book of Knowledge ..., a rare astrological work by Samuel Strangehopes published in London in 1684, and now issued in standard pdf e-book format, readable by any Windows or Mac desktop, laptop or tablet computer including i-Pads.
Download either small e-books for each birth-sign individually (free download, no charge) or the complete 1684 text for all of the 12 birth signs in one single e-book (also free download, no charge). Each e-book contains links to many old and rare books for sale in astrology and other subject areas.
Aries, 21st of March to 21st of April
Sample text: "... at forty years of age he shall be honourable and honoured of all that know him, his Children shall be very fortunate ..."
Taurus, 22nd of April to 21st of May
Sample text: "... the first part of his life shall be very troublesome, and continue so till twenty eight years of age, and about that time much sickness ..."
Gemini, 22nd of May to 22nd of June
Sample text: "... merry and pleasant, and commonly vicious, very much addicted to swearing and drunkenness ..."
Cancer, 23rd of June to 23rd of July
Sample text: "... it represents commonly one of a low stature bigger in the upper parts, a great belly, but blackish hair ..."
Leo, 24th of July to 23rd of August
Sample text: "... she shall be learned, and chast, she shall be much troubled with Corns, she shall fall from high places and bruise her body ..."
Virgo, 24th of August to 23rd of September
Sample text: "... he shall have two Wives, by whom he shall get a great estate, and he shall be very rich and honourable ..."
Libra, 24th of September to 23rd of October
Sample text: "... he shall be very letcherous, a great lover of Women, he shall be a great traveller, he shall endure great pain in his Limbs ..."
Scorpio, 24th of October to 22nd of November
Sample text: "... he shall endure great pains, and four dangerous sicknesses, during his life, the first at sixteen years old, the second about thirty ..."
Sagittarius, 23rd of November to 21st of December
Sample text: "... he shall have many possessions taken from him, by some who endeavour his overthrow, the one part of his life shall be fortunate the other unfortunate ..."
Capricorn, 22nd of December to 20th of January
Sample text: "... contentious and sower of discord, very proud by nature, high and commanding, despising all men, and counting them below his worth, very Letcherous ..."
Aquarius, 21st of January to 19th of February
Sample text: "... sweet behaviour’d, religious and honest, chast yet pleasant, one of a well-shapen body, a middle stature, a fair visage and complection ..."
Pisces, 20th of February to 20th of March
Sample text: "... he shall be put into publick imployment and maugre all his enemies, they shall never hurt him ..."
The complete text and all the birth-sign woodcuts for the 12 birth-signs in one e-book
Sample text: "...the Nature of the twelve Signs of the Zodiack with a description of those born under any of them; the observing of which will prove very helpful in all the rules of judicial Astrology..."
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