Henry Cornelius Agrippa, His Fourth BOOK of Occult Philosophy.
Translated into English by Robert Turner.
LONDON: Printed by J.C. for John Harrison, at the Lamb at the East-end of Pauls. 1655.
Fortuna minor in the first House, giveth long life, but incumbered with diverse molestations The lesser
and sicknesses: it signifieth a person of short stature, a lean body, having a mold or Fortune.
mark in his forehead or right eye. In the second House, he signifies substance, and that to be consumed with too much prodigality: hideth a thief; and a thing stoln is scarcely to be recovered, but with great labour. In the third House, he causeth discord amongst brethren and kinsfolks; threateneth danger to be in a journey, but escapeth it: rendreth men to be of good faith, but of close and hidden mindes. In the fourth House, he prejudiceth Patrimonies and Inheritances; concealeth treasuries; and things lost cannot be regained, but with great difficulty: He signifieth a father to be honest, but a spender of his estate through prodigality, leaving small portions to his children. Fortuna minor in the fifth House giveth few children; a woman with childe he signifies shall have a woman-childe; signifies Embassages to be honourable, but little profitable; raiseth to mean honours; giveth good fame after death, but not much divulged; nor of lasting memory. In the sixth House, he signifies diseases, both Sanguine and Cholerick; sheweth the sick person to be in great danger, but shall recover: signifies faithful servants, but slothful and unprofitable: And the same of other animals. In the seventh House, he giveth a wife of a good progenie descended; but you shall be incumbred with many troubles with her: causeth love to be anxious & unconstant: prolongeth contentions, and maketh ones adversary to circumvent him with many cavillations; but in process of time he giveth victory. In the eighth House, he sheweth the kind of death to be good and honest; but obscure, or in a strange place, or pilgrimage: discovereth Legacies and Possessions; but to be obtained with suit and difficulty: denoteth Funerals and Buryings to be obscure; the portion of a wife to be hardly gotten, but easily spent. In the ninth House, he maketh journeys to be dangerous; and a party absent slowly to return; sheweth Sciences to be unaccomplished; but keepeth constancy in Faith and Religion. In the tenth House, he signifieth Kings and Princes to be potent; but to gain their powe with war and violence: banished me he sheweth shall soon return: it likewise discovereth Honours, great Offices and benefits; but for which you shall continually labour and strive, and wherein you shall have no stable continuance: A Judge shall not favour you: suits and contentions he prolongeth: A father and mother he sheweth shall soon die, and always to be affected with many diseases. In the eleventh House, he maketh many friends; but such as are poor and unprofitable, and not able to relieve thy necessities: it ingratiates you with Princes, and giveth great hopes, but small gains; neither long to continue in any benefice or offices bestowed by a Prince. In the twelfth House, he sheweth enemies to be crafty, subtil, and fraudulent, and studying to circumvent you with many secret factions: signifies one in prison to be long detained, but at length to be delivered: Animals he sheweth to be unfruitful, and servants unprofitable; and the changes of fortune to be frequent, from good to evil, and from bad to good.