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Christopher Warnock, Esq.
Cancer in Renaissance Astrology

The Signs in Renaissance Astrology
The Nature of Aries
The Nature of Taurus
The Nature of Gemini
The Nature of Cancer
The Nature of Leo
The Nature of Virgo
The Nature of Libra
The Nature of Scorpio
The Nature of Sagittarius
The Nature of Capricorn
The Nature of Aquarius
The Nature of Pisces
The Essential Dignities and Debilities of the Planets
Bethem on the Essential
Dignities & Debilities of the Signs
Ramesey on the Planetary
Rulerships of the Signs
Ramesey on the Exaltations
and Falls of the Planets
Ramesey on the Triplicities
Ramesey on the Terms
William Lilly
Lilly Biography
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Cancer, the Crab

The Nature, Description, and Diseases signified by Cancer.

from William Lilly's Christian Astrology
(1st ed. 1647, reprinted 1985 Regulus).

Page 95


The Nature, Description, and Diseases signified by Cancer.

QUALITY AND PROPERTY OF CANCER. Cancer is the onely house of the Moon, and is the first Sign of the Watry or Northern Triplicity, is Watry, Cold, Moyst, Flegmatick, Feminine, Nocturnal, Moveable, a Solstice Sign mute and slow of Voyce, Fruitful, Northern.

DISEASES. It signifies Imperfections allover, or in the Brest, Stomack and Paps, weak Digestion, cold Stomack, Ptisick, salt Flegms, rotten Coughs, dropsicall Humours, Impostumations in the Stomack, Cancers which ever are in the Brest.

PLACES. The Sea, great Rivers, Navigable Waters; but in the Inland Countries it notes places neer Rivers, Brooks, Springs, Wels, Sellars in Houses, Wash-houses, Marsh grounds, Ditches with Rushes, Sedges, Sea banks, Trenches, Cisternes.

SHAPE AND DESCRIPTION. Generally a low and small stature, the upper parts of more bigness then the lower, a round Visage; sickly pale, a whitely Complexion, the Hair a sad brown, little Eyes, prone to have many Children, if a Woman.

KINGDOMS, COUNTRIES & CITIES. Scotland, Zealand, Holland, Prusia, Tunis, Algier, Constantinople, Venice, Millan, Genoa, Amsterdam, Yorke, Magdeberg, Wittenberg, Saint Lucas, Cadiz.


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