And if you send any childe or youth to
Apprentice, fortifie the Moon, and the Lord of
the tenth, and sign of the tenth, also the sign of the tenth and Lord of the tenth
in the radix of the Youths Nativity;
See what Planet the Trade he is
to be bound to doth properly belong, and fortifie
him both in your Radix and time;
As if the trade, profession or occupation be a
Currier, Potter, Plummer, Brickmaker, Maltste Chandler, Gardner, or a Worker in
Mines, &c.. fortifie Saturn.
If thou makest the childe a Clothier,
or Wollen-draper, or a Lawyer, Divine,
or of any Ecclesiastic calling, fortifie Jupiter.
If a Physitian, Souldier,
Apothecary, Alchimist, Chirurgion, Watch-maker,
Cutler, Butcher, Smith, Baker, Barber, Dyer, Cook, Tanner or Carpenter, fortifie
If a Goldsmith, Minter of money,
Coppersmith, Brasier or Pewterer, fortifie the Sun.
If a Silk-man, Musitian, Mercer,
Linnin-draper, Limner, Painter, Lapidar,
Jeweller, Player, Embroiderer, Perfumer, Graver, Seamster, Glover or Upholsterer,
&c. fortifie Venus.
If an Astrologer, Mathematician,
Philosopher, Merchant, Scrivener, Sculptor, Poet,
Schoolmaster, Printer, Stationer, Attorney, Clerk, Solicitor or Taylor, &c.
If a Saylor, Fisherman, Fishmonger,
Vintner, Brewer, Huntsman, Miller, Maltster,
&c. fortifie the Moon, as you have been taught in the second Book.
Most of the Ancients have placed this matter
in this House [the 10th] I conceive their reason was, because a Trade or
Occupation is the highest dignity such can look for that are bound thereunto.
Wherefore in this matter you are exactly
to distinguish of the Planet signifying
the Trade or Mysterie you would learn, the which you have been taught in the second
Book of this Volume; then let your Ascendent or tenth House be a sign wherein that
Planet beareth dominion by House;
As if you would learn Morality or any study, or
if thou desirest to be a Merchant, place Gemini or Virgo in the Ascendent or else
Libra, the last fifteen degrees of Sagittary or Aquaries, and fortifie the Lord of
the Ascendent, an the Cusp of the tenth, and its Lord, Mercury also and the Moon;
yet have a more special care to fortifie Mercury then any other, because he is
the Planet signifying the Trade or Occupation.
Still remember to fortifie the
Lord of the Trade, or that Planet which naturally
hath signification thereof above any other; for I shall say no more on this matter
in this place, since I have been large in the second Section and first Chapter of
this third Book, whether I shall here ref err thee, and now proceed, being even
weary of reiterations:
For whoso can understand the reason and ground of anyone
Election, hath sufficient to lead him through all other whatsoever, without these
needless repetitions, or else he shall never be able to apprehend them when we
have said all we can; yet because I have an earnest desire to make every thing
plain even to the weakest capacity, I have been thus tedious; yet whoso shall
compare me with the Ancients, will find I do not equal them in tautologies.