The First Book: An Introduction to Astrology: The number of planets; Use of the ephemeris; How to erect a figure of heaven; Of the daily motion of the planets; Of the 12 houses; Of the planets: Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Sun, Venus, Mercury, Moon, Nodes; Of the 12 signs of the zodiac; The nature, place, countries, general descriptions & diseases signified by the 12 signs; Essential dignities of the planets; Aspects of the signs to each other; Fortitudes & debilities of the planets; A table showing what members in man's body every planet signifies in any of the 12 signs; Considerations before judgment; etc.
The Second Book: The Resolution of All Manner of Questions:
Of the First House: Long life or no; Time when any accident may happen; What part of life will be best; Part of Fortune & how to calculate; Of things suddenly happening; Marks, moles or scars on the querent; An absent one dead or alive; A ship at sea, safe or not
Of the Second House: If the querent shall be rich; If he will be repaid; If he will get his salary; If he will remain rich
Of the Third House: If the querent, his brother, sister or neighbor will agree; Of an absent brother; Of reports, intelligence, rumors or fears, if true or not; If advice may be trusted; If good to go on a short journey; If Cambridge was taken, yea or no
Of the Fourth House: To find a thing hid or mislaid; Of buying or selling lands, houses, farms; Of the goodness or badness of land or house; Tenants good or ill; If wood on the ground; If good to rent the farm or house; If the querent shall enjoy the estate of his father; If good to move from one house to another; Of turning the course of rivers; Of treasure hid in the ground
Of the Fifth House: If one shall have children; If a woman will conceive; If a man will have children by the woman (or women) in question; If a woman is pregnant or not; If the pregnancy is plural; If the child be male or female; How long the woman has been pregnant; When the birth will be; If the parents will love the child; Of ambassadors & messengers
Of the Sixth House: Judgment of sickness by astrology; What part of the body afflicted; The cause of the disease; Diseases signified by houses; Diseases signified by signs; Diseases of the planets; Long or short illness; Arguments of death; Dariot abridged; If the person be sick; Quality & nature of the disease; Disease in right or left side; Disease in mind, body or both; Of the days critical; How long ere the sick recover; Hermes Trimegistus upon the decumbiture of the sick; Of disease, life & death by the disposition of the moon; Astrological aphorisms judging of sickness
Of the Seventh House: Of marriage; Aphorisms of marriage by Alkindus; If marriage shall take effect or not; The occasion hindering marriage; Which desire it most; Whether a man shall marry; Time of marriage; How many husbands a woman shall have; From what part one shall marry; Who shall be master (husband or wife); Whether she be rich; Whether the marriage be legitimate; How they shall agree/disagree after marriage; Who shall be cause of strife; Whether man or woman shall die first; Whether she be a maid or chaste; Whether a woman be honest to her husband; Whether a child conceived is the son of the father; Of servants fled, beasts strayed, things lost; How the goods were lost; Whether the cattle be stolen; Of beasts strayed; Beasts dead or alive; Whether the fugitive shall be taken; The moon in questions of fugitives; A woman flying from her husband; Of thief & theft; The significator of the thief; The significator of the thing stolen; The goods are stolen/not stolen; Age of the thief; Whether the thief be man or woman; If one thief or more; Of the clothes of the thief; Names of the thieves according to astrology; Whether the thief be of the house or not; Rules by the lord of the 7th house; Whether the thief be in town or not; Where the thief is; Towards what part the thief is gone; Of the house of the thief; Whether the goods be in the custody of the thief; Place where the stolen goods are; Lost or stolen, in what part of the house; What is stolen by the lord of the second or tenth house; Quality of the goods stolen; Sign of recovery; If it will be recovered & when; Whether the thief shall be known or not; Lilly's experimental rules of theft; If one shall return safe from a war or dangerous voyage; Who shall do best in a law-suit; Of partnership & who shall do best; Of friendship between neighbor & neighbor; Of moving from place to place; Of moving from town to town; Of hunting; Of buying & selling; Whether a city, town or castle besieged shall be taken; Of commanders in armies; If two armies shall fight
Of the Eighth House: If the absent party be alive or dead; If the absent will return or not; The time he will return; Of the death of the querent; When or about what time he will die; The manner of death he will die; If the wife's portion will be great or easily obtained; If one should be afraid or not; If one should be in danger or not
Of the Ninth House: Of a voyage by sea & success thereof; What wind he will have; Of him that takes the journey; Of a short or slow return; When he shall return; The cause of a journey; Success & length of a journey; If one shall profit by his knowledge; Of one's science or wisdom, if true or not; Of the conditions of persons traveling; In what direction a traveler should best go; If a person will obtain a good benefice; Of dreams if they signify anything or not
Of the Tenth House: If the querent shall obtain the office or not; If one shall continue in command; Whether a deposed king or former office holder shall return to power; Of the profession or trade any person is capable of
Of the Eleventh House: Of good or ill in questions concerning this house; If a man shall have the thing hoped for; Of agreement between friends; Of love between friends
Of the Twelfth House: Of secret enemies not named; To know who a secret enemy is; Whether any man in prison will be released; Of the imprisoned; If a question be asked for a prisoner or captive; If one be bewitched or not; Remedies against witchcraft; A table of planetary hours.
Appendices: Old charts in new guises; Glossary with references; Bibliography; Index.
This new edition restores Lilly's original page layouts, with marginalia. Modern spelling throughout, this edition includes Lilly's bibliography, his original index & a new glossary. Also includes his original woodblock charts, and their modern versions. This is Lilly's great work as he himself knew it. Click here for a PDF of Chapter 22 (first chapter of Book 2).
Astrology Classics, 552 pages, paper.