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Magical and Phycognomical mirror.
For OCTOBER, 1791.
Embellished with the following Capital Engravings, all faithfully copied from LAVATER.
1. An Aged MAN addressing the DEITY, on the Brink of the Grave. 2. Portrait of an Angry, Wicked MAN. 3. Highly finished Head of St. JUHN, drawn by Fufeli.
Origin of certain Customs.
93 Nativities 75 Attrological Bio,raphy.
94 On the Moon's Nodes. 76 An Italian Astrologer.
95 General Essay (n Magic.
ib. Astrological Remarks on the Solar A French Mathematician and AstroEcliple of June 4, 1788. 80 loger.
96 Ingenious Añusements 81 A Syfiem Maker.
97 Mathematical Operations. 82 THÉ QUER IST. No. ill.
ib. A curious Secret.
New Qeries. Questions on Cards.
84 Palmiitry, or the Science of Manual Rorycrucian Philofovhy.
99 On Mechanical Motion.
The Planets, and Signs of the Zo iac Flying Machines.
88 Fi'ure of the Hand. The Engliin Fortune-Teller. No. II. 89 | Principal Lines of the Hand. The Oracles of Fortune and Wisdom, Apparitions, Dreams, and remarkable opened for the Ladies. 90 Warnings.
103 Secrets of Albertus Magnus.
91 Siogular Appearances. The Augur. No. II.
92 LAVATER'S PHYSIOGNOMY.
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We now enter upon the most delicate part of our undertakingthe decision of the merits of the various answers to our Queries, which, to perform with credit to ourselves, and satisfaction to our numerous ingeniou. Correspondents, we feel to be a difficult matter.
Correspondence to the Querist, Ne I. Query 1. Was very ingeniously answered by Novicious: N. N: N.B. D. R. W. Hardy: Ben Row: J. A. S. P. Peter. M. T. R. Davenport. Peter Puzzle. H. B. and William, who agree in thic fame opinion with the answer inserted.
Query II. Peter. Z.T. Litchfieldienfis. J. A. Wm. Hardy. M L. E. Z. Anon ingus. A Lady. W. D. Quiz.
Query III. Juniper. Wiljam. Peter. J. A. S. P H. B. L. M. M. O. Anonymous. T. F. of Wimpole Street, and some without fignatures.
Query IV. N. B. D. R. very ingeniously undertakes to prove it wrong in principle, and refers for authority to the Veterinarian Society, who are about establishing a system for the treatment of horses upon more general principles than hitherto practised, by en. couraging men of genius in their application to it. However, we have inserted Mr. R. Davenport's quotation from the “ Dictionarium Rufticum,” to make up the uniformity of the paper.--Also answered in the negative, by T. L. W. S.---in the affirmative, Ben Row. J. A. Peter, and one anonymous.
We trust our Correspondents will cheerfully allow us to decree " An Instument to see through a Board," to Mr. R. Davenport, for his Answers to Query 1, and IV.; the last being re lete with useful information.
The Queries in No II. to be answered next Month. The long Letter of Aftrological Aphorisms does not fall within our plan. The same also of O. Cromwell's Nativity; they are both taken from a work we do not esteem the best of its kind, viz. " Gadbury's Collectio Genitura, um " We recommend J. S. for the future to look into Partridge and Lilly; they were the greatest artists of the last century: :
W.L-l describes the most ingenious method of making a bridge." We can only reply, in the words of Pope
To build a bridge, who never drove a pile,
Should Ripley venture, how the world would smile. We would wiih to remind our Huntingdon Correspondent of his promise to give us the nativity of the late Rev. Mr. John Wesleyfor this article we have kept our Allrological Department open beyond our usual time.
H. B is referred, by a private letter, to the ingenious Mechanic mentioned in our present number, as having made a machine for eleva ion in the air.
The “ World of Wonders," is a bare-faced plagiarism from the ingenious Van Eistein's Travels, a translation of which we intend to give at a future tiine,
The length and value of the several articles in the present Number, has excluded the Domcftic News till our next.
FOR OCTOBER 1791.
REQUISITE RULES TO PREPARE NATIVITIES, FOR WORKING DIREC
TIONS,' AND FOR ALL OTHER PURPOSES IN ASTROLOGY.
[ Continued from Page 44. ] To find the Pole of Position of any Planet. is to 17° 22': fo is 3° to 1° 26'; which
taken from 40° 50', the pole of the oth HAVING, as before directed, found
house, because the moon is between that the space of the house in which the house and the [mum Cæli, the remainplanet is found, and its distance from der, 39° 24', is the moon's pole. But it the cusp of the preceding or succeeding is fufficient in the working of directions houses, find the difference of the poles to make use of the degrees only, without of the preceding and succeeding houses. regarding the odd minutes, except they Then fay, As the space of one house exceed 30°; in that case, increase the is to the difference of the poles of the number of degrees by one. preceding and succeeding houses : so is the planet's distance from the house to a fourth number ; which must be added The Distance of the Aspects, both in the to, or subtracted from, the pole of that
Zodiac and in the World:
IN THE ZODIACA
60 tioned nativity. The moon, we see, is Quintile,
72 posited near the cusp of the sixth house; Quadrant,
90 and her diitance therefrom was found, Trine,
120 by the latt problem, to be three degrees; Sesquiquadrant,
135 the space of one house was also, by the Biquintal,
144 faid problem, found to be 360° 20'. An Opposition,
i 80 Now, the pole of the 6th house is 40° 50', and the pole of the 5th 23° 28'; the difference of these is 17° 22. Then
IN THE WORLD. lay, by the *rule of three, As 36° 20' A Sextile, The Space of two houses,
* This operation is test performed by a A Quintile is fix-fifths of the Sextile : table of logistica! logarithms.
or four-fifths of the Quadrant.
A Quadrant is the space of three houses ; The nodes shift backwards 19° 21' or the semi-diurnal or semi-nociurnal 20' in the ecliptic every year ; and
so go round it in a retrograde or contraA Trine is the space of four houses. ry order of the signs in 18 years, 218 A Sesquiquadrant, four houses and an or 219 day's ; the mean diurnal motion half.
of the node retrograde is three minutes, A Biquintal, four-fifths of the whole eleven seconds ; equal to ore hundred diurnal or nocturnal arc.
and ninety one seconds. Therefore An Opposition, the space of fix houses. knowing the place of the moon's north
A planet on the cusp of the twelfth node, at any time (as suppose October or eighth house, is in sextile to the me. 1, 1788, 8 be in 8 signs, 10 degrees dium-cceli, and in trine to the imum- 48 minutes, or 10° f 48', and the mean cæli.
place be required for October 25 folA planet on the cusp of the eleventh lowing) multiply 191 by 24, which house is in fextile to the ascendant, and produces 4584 seconds, which divided in trine to the seventh house ;
by 60, quotes 76 minutes, 24 seconds ; on the cusp of the ninth house is in which 76 divided again by 60, quotes trine to the ascendant, and in fextile to 1° 16'. So that 1° 16' 24'', subtracthe seventh house.
ted from 10 degrees 48 minutes, gives One planet in the sixth house, and 9° 31' 36" for the node's mean place, another in the mid-heaven; those two in fagittary, October 25, 1788. planets are in a mundane trine to each If the place of the node be required other.
for any number of ycars past or to come, One planet on the cusp of the ninth multiply 19° 21' 21" by the number of house, and another on the cusp of the years, making an allowance for the odd eleventh, are in sextile to each other ; days, if there be any, at the rate of and are also in a mundane parallel, as 191 seconds per day; and if the place being equally distant both from the me- of the node be required for time past, dium-cæli, and the ascendant, and fe- add the product to the place of the node venth house. Also one planet in the at the given time, and you have the ascendant or seventh and another in the place for the time past required. But tenth or fourth houses, are in a mun- if the place be required for the time to dane square to each other.
come, the product must be subtracted from the present place of the node, and
the remainder will be the place of the OF THE MOON'S NODES. node for the time to come.
member if the number of
s you com The moon's nodes are two opposite pute for be large, you must allow for points in the moon's orbit, which inter-' the number of leap years in those years, lect the ecliptic, and are called the dra. and make an addition for fo
odd gon's head and tail. The moon crosses days. The following example will sufthe ecliptic at the dragon's head, when ficiently explain the whole. fe is entering that part of her orbit The place of the moon's north node which inclines northivard from the for the firit of O&tober, 1788, is ecliptic; and the enters the dragon's 10° 48', and I would know where the tail, when she is entering that part of said node was on the twelíth of July, in her orbiť which inclines iouthward the ycar 1780. Now, from the twelfth from the ecliptic. The former is called of July 1980 to the twelfth of July the ascending node, and is charactered 1788, are eight ycars; and from the thus & ; and the latter, the descending twelfth of July, to the first of October node, and characlered thus 8. are eighty-one days; and there being
General Elay on Magic.
two leap-years in this time, two days cond; which makes 5 signs 9 degrees more must ce accounted, which makes 15 minutes and 1 second. This must eighty-three days ; fo the whole time is be added to the present place of the eight years and eighty three days. I moon's node, as the place required is then multiply 19° 21' 21" by eight, for time past. Thus the place of the and it produces 154 degrees 50 minutes node for the first of October 1788 is and 48 seconds; and 191 seconds the 10° 48', which is 8 igns 10 degrees daily motion by eighty three, which 48 minutes ; and this added to 5 ligns produces 15853 seconds : this divided 9 degrees 15 minutes, gives 13 signs 20 by fixty, quotes 264 minutes 1 3 seconds; degrees, 3 minutes ; and casting away which divided by fixty again, gives 4 twelve from the signs, there remains degrees 24 minutes 13 seconds. I then 1 fign 20 degrees 3 minutes, for the add this to the former product, and place of the node on the 12th July the sum is 159 degrees 15 miuutes i se- 1780, which is in 20° 3' of 8.
GENERAL ESSAY ON MAGIC.
THERE are certain original princi- self and his actions, in a clearer medium ples, or laws of existence, on which than otherwise he could--fees and feels every being and creature must be the consequences of a good or bad. formed: the being of a far is on the action with more decision and force fame principle as the being of a cat. than he could otherwise, and so learns The macrocosm, or great world, to choose the good and refuse the bad. responds, nerve to nerve, and joint to Let it be remembered, that as the joint, with the microcosm or little world. heavens are the most extensive prospect There cannot be a more convincing in- given to the human eye, and corresponstance of the existence of one and the dently the most ample field for contemnfame principle with equal strength in plation, they are necessarily the basis of the smallest and greatest objects than the every science, and in particular, version of the magnet to that pole for which it is touched. The poles of the No Divination is perfect without Afrology. world exist in a flip of iron or fteel : the heavenly bodies exist in man : Of Astrology muít enter into it's princithis last the aitrologer has the fame apo- ples, as the elements into bodies. But dictical conviction, which every failor altrology has of late been considered has of the first : he iteers by it, and ar- merely as giving an intimation of fu. rives at his port.
This is answer
ture events ; so, that her grand office enough for all the impudent trash and of gate-keeper or usher to magic, (viz. lics of the Hemi-cyclopedias on the the action of the mind, as walking, present subject, for this wile century speaking, or embracing, is the action of past. “ Seeking to be wise, they be the body) has been forgotten. caine fools." St. Paul.
Every person, and much more every A man, who studies himself in the philosopher, knows, that every bodily stars, has the same advantage as in a or visible action commences invisibly or looking glass. He has another : objects in mind. The arm which gives a are magnified, and the lines confequent- blow, or the mouth which gives a kiss, ly traced with greater ease and certainty: are moved through the means of blood, they also embrace other objects, conle- nerves, muscles, &c. these are themquently make him social to the utmost felves moved by the thoughts or intenlimits of his capacity ; that is, he per- tions, and these again by some fiil receives the bearings and effects of him. moter caule, the remotelt being God,