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The Astrological Judgment & Practice of Physick
by Richard Saunders

Comment: Richard Saunders (1613 - 1692) was an astrologer/physician in 17th century England. This book, first published in 1677, was the result of thirty years practice. It is also one of the earliest astro-medical treatises in the English language. Using the terminology of his day, Saunders speaks of humors and winds, of conditions hot, cold or dry, of the cholerick and melancholy, etc. This is a comprehensive and demanding text on medical astrology. Included are rules for decumbiture charts, illnesses produced by the traditional planets in the various signs of the zodiac, when to administer medicines based on planetary hours, and much more.

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This is also a first hand account of life, death and medicine in the 16th and 17th centuries, with many surprising details. Of the Black Plague of 1593 (with transiting Saturn in sign of Cancer), Saunders writes, And you shall understand that this Plague was not infectious, because it came of a cold cause; and there was nothing that bred it so soon as the eating of fresh Herrings and Cucumbers and fruit, and such things as breed slimy Flegm and Water; and most commonly where it took a house, it went round amongst children and servants, that were all of one kind of feeding; and those two years was great plenty of fresh Herrings, and much fruit; and there dyed in the year 1593 eighteen hundred a week, and most of the Doctors of Physick did fly from London, and Dr. Foreman staid by it, and thanks God he saved many. (pg. 154).

Medieval doctors were full-service: Astrologer, doctor, pharmacist, nurse, all in one. This one book includes astrological diagnosis & prognosis, as well as symptoms, predictable times of crisis, when to administer medicines & more. Includes numerous herbal remedies, describes medieval medical techniques. If you ever wondered how to fully incorporate astrology & medicine (presuming that's legal where you are), this book tells how. Introductions by his contemporaries William Lilly, John Gadbury, Henry Coley and others.

In resetting the charts in this book (June, 2004), I accidentally discovered that Richard Saunders did not write it. The charts were for dates in 1616, 1617 and 1618, when Mr. Saunders would have been a small boy. (After I finished typing the table of contents, I wondered if this was more than one book.) Regardless of who wrote it, this remains one of the great astrology books. Click for a PDF excerpt.

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A Table of the Principal Matters contained in this Treatise:
  • Of the legitimate & laudable use of this art;
  • Astrological judgment & practice of physick;
  • Of applications & separations;
  • Of reception;
  • A table of the essential dignities of the planets;
  • Of combustion & subradiation;
  • Of divers accidents which belong to the planets;
  • Of the twelve houses of heaven, and some names
  • How to find the significators of the sick person & the morbificant planet;
  • How to find in what part of the body the semen morbificum is, together with the diseases in the members;
  • For what cause the sickness is, generally observe;
  • The parts of the body attributed to the seven planets;
  • The parts of the body attributed to the twelve signs;
  • Diseases attributed to the twelve signs & their proper significations;
  • Diseases attributed to the seven planets;

  • In the next place we shall briefly (yet fully) treat of the crisis in diseases, as being a principal subject relating to this treatise: And first what crisis signifies;
  • Next how the true crisis may be found, or the hour, day, month, or year, in which the disease may be perfectly judged;
  • Of judgment;
  • A table showing what members in man's body every planet signifies in any of the twelve signs;
  • Life & death;
  • Signs vita. Signs of recovery;
  • Of the twelve houses of heaven, so far as they concern our business of sickness;
  • Of the seven planets, so far as concerns this subject of sickness;
  • Of compound qualities;
  • Experimented judgments of life & death & of diseases;
  • Next we are to know & observe, which of the four virtues or humours is weaker or stronger than the other, or that it should be, whereby the distemper of the body doth grow;
  • General judgments on the house which is the place of the liver;
  • Figure showing that every house has 30 degrees, 25 degrees within the ascendant, and 5 degrees past, or virtually in the next house;
  • The fourth house;
  • Judgments of the four angles of the question, and the first house;

  • Now it follows to speak of the retentive faculty;
  • Remedies whe the rentitive virtue is weakened in the stomach, or that one does vomit much or often by reason of too much moisture;
  • Remedies when the retentive faculty is weakened in the liver by over-much heat;
  • A remedy where the retentive faculty is weakened in the belly by cold & moisture, viz, a clyster to purge and scower the belly and bowels & purge out the water & flegm;
  • A very good clyster in these causes;
  • A remedy when the retentive virtue is weakened in the belly & the party has the flux of a hot cause;
  • A remedy when the retentive virtue is too strong in the matrix, by too much cold & dry melancholy of Saturn & the explusive virtue too weak, as follows;
  • Of the astronomical judicial of diseases;
  • The cure of diseases caused by Saturn in Aries and in Leo;
  • Preparers & digesters of yellow choler are these;
  • These digest melancholy;
  • These syrups do properly digest melancholy;
  • The prepare melancholy;
  • These digest both melancholy & choler;
  • You may prepare yellow choler a melancholy caused of Saturn in Aries or Leo in the first or second degree thus;
  • Or thus;
  • Purgers of yellow choler;
  • Purgers only of melancholy;
  • Hastus Melancholicum Humorem concoquens, & ad Evacuationem praeparans;
  • Or thus;

  • Of Saturn in Leo;
  • These following do digest melancholy & yellow choler of Saturn in Leo;
  • A digestive against drowth of Saturn in Leo, the Moon applying to Mercury in Taurus;
  • Or thus;
  • Digestives of choler that is thick & yellow, and of melancholy, with tough flegm caused of
  • Saturn in Leo that is hot & dry in the third degree;
  • Purgers of yellow choler & melancholy caused of Saturn in Leo, hot & dry in the 3rd degree;
  • Again;
  • A purge against choler & melancholy in the third degree, caused of Saturn in Leo;
  • Again;
  • Of the pain of the side & belly caused by Saturn in Leo;
  • Digesters of red choler & melancholy, caused of Saturn in Sagittarius, hot & dry in the extremity of 4 degrees;
  • Or;
  • Purgers against red choler & melancholy caused of Saturn in Sagittarius, hot & dry in the fourth degree;
  • These purge red choler;
  • Of Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, that are cold & dry, of the nature of the earth, melancholic, etc, Saturn;
  • Saturn in Capricorn;
  • Of Gemini;
  • Of Libra;
  • Of Saturn in Aquary;
  • Saturn in Cancer;
  • Of the Black Plague caused of Saturn in Cancer;
  • Saturn in Scorpio;

  • Of Pisces;
  • Of Jupiter;
  • Of Jupiter in Gemini, Libra and Aquarius;
  • Jupiter in Gemini;
  • Of Aquarius;
  • Jupiter in Aquarius;
  • Of Jupiter in Leo;
  • Of Jupiter in Sagitary;
  • Of Jupiter in Taurus;
  • Of Jupiter in Virgo;
  • Of Jupiter in Capricorn;
  • Of Jupiter in Cancer;
  • Of Jupiter in Scorpio;
  • Of Jupiter in Pisces;

  • Of Mars in Aries, Leo and Sagittarius;
  • Of the colerick humour subject to Mars;
  • Of natural choler;
  • Of unnatural choler;
  • Of urine;
  • Of Mars in Leo;
  • Of Mars in Sagittarium;
  • Of the cure of Mars in Sagittary;
  • Of Mars in Taurus;
  • Of Mars in Virgo; The cure;
  • Mars in Capricorn; The cure;
  • Of Mars in Gemini; The cure;
  • Of Mars in Libra; The cure;
  • Of Mars in Aquarius; The cure;
  • Of Mars in Cancer; The cure;
  • Of Mars in Scorpio; The cure;
  • Of Mars in Pisces; The cure;

  • Of the Sun in Aries & of his nature;
  • Of the Sun in Aries; The cure;
  • Of Sol in Taurus; The cure;
  • Of Sol in Gemini; The cure;
  • Of Sol in Cancer; The cure;
  • Of Sol in Leo;
  • The cure of Sun in Leo of much yellow choler;
  • Of Sol in Virgo; The cure;
  • Of Sol in Libra; The cure;
  • Of Sol in Scorpio; The cure;
  • Of Sol in Sagittary; The cure;
  • Of Sol in Capricorn; The cure;
  • Of Sol in Aquarius; The cure;
  • Of Sol in Pisces; The cure;

  • Of Venus in Aries; The cure;
  • Of Venus in Taurus; The cure;
  • Of Venus in Gemini; The cure;
  • Of Venus in Cancer; The cure;
  • Of Venus in Leo; The cure;
  • Of Venus in Virgo; The cure;
  • Of Venus in Libra; The cure;
  • Of Venus in Scorpio; The cure;
  • Of Venus in Sagittary; The cure;
  • Of Venus in Capricorn; The cure;
  • Of Venus in Aquarius; The cure;
  • Of Venus in Pisces; The cure;

  • Of the properties of Mercury;
  • Of Mercury in Aries; The cure;
  • Of Mercury in Leo; The cure;
  • Of Mercury in Sagittary; The cure;
  • Of Mercury in Taurus; The cure;
  • Of Mercury in Virgo;
  • Of Mercury in Capricorn; The cure;
  • Of Mercury in Gemini; The cure;
  • Of Mercury in Libra; The cure;
  • Of Mercury in Aquarius; The cure;
  • Of Mercury in Cancer; The cure;
  • Of Mercury in Scorpio; The cure;
  • Of Mercury in Pisces; The cure;

  • Of the terms being stopped;
  • The virtue or faculty expulsive;
  • A remedy when the expulsive virtue is weakened by too much drowth in any member;
  • A remedy where the expulsive virtue is weakened by heat & drought;
  • A remedy where the explusive virtue is weakened, or the flower stopped by drowth in the third degree & by cold in the 2nd degree;
  • To make one laxative
  • To cause women to have easie deliverance;
  • To bring forth a dead child;

  • Of Luna;
  • Of flegm;
  • Of Luna in Aries; The cure;
  • Of the Moon in Leo; The cure;
  • Of the Moon in Sagittary; The cure;
  • Of the Moon in Cancer; The cure;
  • Of Luna in Scorpio; The cure;
  • Of the Moon in Pisces;
  • The cure of diseases cause of Moon in Pisces, so far forth or they may be cured;
  • Of the Moon in Taurus; The cure;
  • Of the Moon in Virgo; The cure;
  • Of the Moon in Capricorn;
  • Of the Moon in Gemini; The cure;
  • Of the Moon in Libra; The cure
  • Of Luna in Aquarius; The cure;

  • Of Caput Draconis;
  • Of Cauda Draconis;
  • General judgments, whereby to know the diseases & distempers of the body;
  • To know the cause of the disease;
  • Of application of the Moon to planets;
  • Jupiter signifies the blood & mirht;
  • Of Mars;
  • Of Sun;
  • Of Venus in reference to diseases;
  • Of Mercury in reference to diseases;
  • The Moon signifies travel & waters, the menstrues & whites, midwives & great ladies & the mother;
  • To know where the fault shall be, if the sick be not cured;
  • Of the 10th house
  • Of the 7th house;
  • Of the 4t house;
  • Of the 6th house;
  • To know by what means the party may be cured, and with what to begin;
  • Of compounding medicines, when & at what time they should properly be compounded & made;
  • As for example;
  • Of giving of medicine;
  • Matrix;

  • Whether you shall cure him or no? Upon the question of the first figure;
  • Of giving the first medicine to the sick;
  • Repress venome by these;
  • Certain considerations about the urine, as whether it be his or hers that brings it, or some bodies else;
  • Of going to the sick;
  • Judgments of diseases without the urine;
  • Whether thou shalt cure him or no upon the first figure as follows;
  • Whether the disease be in the body, or mind or both;
  • Proper natural medicines and cures that belong to every disease, caused by planets passing through all the signs of the zodiac;
  • First of Saturn in Taurus, the earthly triplicity & the cure;
  • Simples that digest melancholy generally;
  • Simples that purge melancholy;
  • Compounds that purge melancholy;
  • Preparatives against melancholy, caused of Saturn in Taurus cold & dry in the 2nd degree;
  • The cure of diseases caused by Saturn in Virgo;
  • Digesters of strong melancholy, caused by Saturn in Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn;
  • Purges of Saturn in Taurus, Virgo & Capricorn;
  • The cure of diseases caused by Saturn in Gemini produced by melancholick blood having dominion;
  • The cure of the diseases of Saturn in Libra;
  • The cure of Saturn in Aquarius;

  • Digesters of melancholy mixed with blood;
  • Purgers;
  • The cure of Saturn in Cancer;
  • Purgers against these diseases;
  • The cure of Saturn in Scorpio;
  • Digestives;
  • Purgers;
  • The cure of Saturn in Pisces;
  • Preparatives;
  • Repressers of Venome;
  • Purgers for the same;
  • Of the cure of diseases caused by Jupiter in Gemini;
  • These do prepare adustive blood;
  • Diminish the quantity of blood;
  • To purge & cleanse the blood;
  • To purge the blood of hot & moist superflous matter;
  • The cure of diseases caused by Jupiter in Libra;
  • These are good against spitting of blood;
  • Good against hot faculent blood, stopping the pipes, obstructing the breath, causing difficulty in breathing;
  • These following do nourish good blood, and increase the radical humidity in man;
  • These do open the mouths of the veins;

  • The cure of diseases of Jupiter in Aquarius;
  • Against congealed blood in the body;
  • Otherways;
  • These mundifie & cleanse the blood from all corruption;
  • For spitting of blood;
  • For bleeding at the nose, or bloody flux;
  • These following open all obstructions throughout the whole body of man;
  • The cure of diseases caused by Jupiter in Aries, coming of blood & yellow choler, choler predominating;
  • Digestives of yellow choler mixed with the blood, choler having domination;
  • Purgers for these same griefs;
  • The cure of diseases cause of Jupiter in Leo;
  • Preparatives;
  • Purgers of this yellow choler;
  • Preparatives;
  • Purges in this case;
  • The cure of Jupiter in Taurus;
  • Preparative against choler cause of Jupiter in Taurus, cold & dry;
  • Purgers for the same;
  • The cure of Jupiter in Virgo;
  • Preparatives against diseases caused of Jupiter in Pisces, proceeding of melancholy mixed with blood;
  • Purgers against these diseases;
  • Preparatives in this case;
  • Purgers against this disease;
  • A purge against this disease;
  • The cure of diseases caused of Jupiter in Cancer;
  • Digesters of choler cause of Jupiter in Cancer;
  • Purgers for this disease;
  • Or;
  • The cure of Jupiter in Scorpio;
  • Preparatives against these diseases which are cold in the second, and moist in the third degree;
  • Purgers against these diseases caused of Jupiter in Scorpio;
  • The cure of diseases fo Jupiter in Pisces;
  • Digestives against cholera vitellina, caused of Jupiter in Pisces, that is cold and moist in the fourth degree;
  • Purgers against diseases caused of Jupiter in Virgo that are cold & moist in the 4th degree;

  • Digestives of choler of Mars in Aries;
  • To make thick and gross choler thin, and easie to be digested;
  • These allay the heat of choler;
  • These following purge choler well;
  • These purge burnt and adjust choler;
  • To purge all red and superfluous choler;
  • Preparatives;
  • Purgers of gross thick yellow choler, and thin red choler, caused of Mars in Leo;
  • Digestives of yellow choler;
  • These following purge red choler;
  • Purgers of red choler and flegm;
  • These purge red choler and melancholy;
  • These following purge and cleanse the blood mixed with choler, of Mars or the Sun in Gemini, Libra or Aquarius;
  • The cure of diseases caused of Mars in Taurus, when melancholy has the dominion;
  • Digesters of melancholy are these, of sirips and waters;
  • Digesters of red choler;
  • Purgers against diseases caused by Mars in Taurus;
  • Or;
  • Preparatives of red choler and gross melancholy;
  • Purgers of red choler and melancholy caused of Mars in Virgo where melancholy has the pre-eminence;
  • Digestives of red choler and tough melancholy caused of Mars in Capricorn, melancholy predominating;
  • These following purge and cleanse the blood, infected or mixed with red choler of Mars in Gemini, Libra or Aquarius, or of yellow choler of the Sun in Gemini, Libra or Aquarius;
  • Purges against diseases caused of Mars in Gemini of red choler mixed with blood;
  • Preparatives against diseases caused of Mars in Libra, of red choler mixed with blood, which is more faculent, hotter and dryer than Gemini, vis, in 3 degrees;
  • Purgers against red choler of Mars in Libra;
  • Purgers against these diseases of Mars in Libra of red choler mixed with blood, blood predominating;
  • To cleanse the blood thickened by red choler;
  • Preparatives against the diseases of Mars in Aquarius, hot and dry in the fourth degree, caused of red choler mixed with thick, gross and faeculent blood, blood being the most predominant;
  • To cleanse the blood being thickened with red choler of Mars in Aquarius, a drink;
  • A purge against this distemper;
  • Preparatives against diseases caused of Mars in Cancer, of flegm, water & red choler;
  • Purgers against these diseases;
  • Against salt flegm proceeding of choler and flegm;
  • The cure of cold humours and red choler, caused of Mars in Pisces, cold and moist in the 3rd degree;
  • Purgers against this disease;

  • The cure of diseases caused by Sun in Aries;
  • Digestives of yellow choler caused of the Sun in Aries;
  • Purgers against the same diseases;
  • General purges against these distempers;
  • Digestives against thick melancholy and thin yellow choler, caused of the Sun in Taurus, melancholy predominating;
  • Purgers against the same diseases;
  • Digestives of yellow choler mixed with blood, caused of the Sun in Gemini, blood having dominion;
  • Purgers for the same diseases;
  • Digestives of thin water and thin yellow choler, caused of the Sun in Cancer, flegm having dominion;
  • Purgers for the same diseases;
  • Digestives of yellow choler caused of the Sun in Leo, are these following;
  • Purgers for the same distempers;
  • Digestives of melancholy and thin yellow choler, caused of the Sun in Virgo, melancholy being predominant;
  • Purgers for the same diseases;
  • Digestives of yellow choler, and such as thin and cool the blood of Sun in Libra;
  • Purges against the same diseases;
  • Again;
  • Digestives of salt flegm and yellow choler, caued of Sun in Scorpio, look in the chapter of the Sun in Cancer and Pisces;
  • Purgers against the same distempers of Sun in Scorpio;
  • Digestives of red choler caused of the Sun in Sagittarius;
  • Purgers against the same diseases;
  • Digestives of thin melancholy and yellow choler, melancholy predominating, caused of the Sun in Capricorn;
  • Purgers for the same diseases;
  • Digestives of yellow choler caused of the Sun in Aquarius, are such as follows in the chapter of the Sun in Gemini and Libra;
  • Purgers for the same diseases;
  • Digestives of flegm and this yellow choler, caused of the Sun in Pisces, flegm predominating;
  • Purgers for the same diseases of the Sun in Pisces;

  • Preparatives against diseases caused of Venus in Aries, of thin yellow choler and thin water, Choler having dominion;
  • Purgers for the same diseases;
  • Pills;
  • Digestives of gross thick melancholy and thin water caused of Venus in Taurus, where melancholy has the dominion;
  • Purges for the same diseases;
  • Digestives of thin flegm or water mixed with the blood, blood having dominion, caused of Venus in Gemini;
  • Purgers for the same diseases as aforesaid of Venus in Taurus, and let blood;
  • Digestives of flegm and cold humours caused of Venus in Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces;
  • Purgers for the same diseases;
  • Digestives of yellow choler and thin water, caused of Venus in Leo where yellow choler has dominion;
  • Purgers against the same diseases;
  • Digestives of melancholy and thin water, caused of Venus in Virgo, where melancholy is predominant;
  • Purgers against the same diseases;
  • Digestives of thin water mixed with blood, caused of Venus in Libra;
  • Purgers for the same, and let blood;
  • Digestives of flegm and water caused of Venus in Scorpio, and to discuss gross and slimy flegm;
  • Purgers of flegm and water caused of Venus in Scorpio;
  • Against giddiness of the head and apoplexia;
  • Digestives against diseases caused of Venus in Sagittarius of thick red choler, and thin water mixed, choler predominating;
  • Another, when the Moon applies to Mercury;
  • Another, when the Moon separates from Jupiter, and applies to a square of Saturn;
  • A diet;
  • Purgers against the diseases caused of Venus in Sagittarius;
  • Against pain and ache in the body caused of Venus in Sagittarius, Moon in Virgo;
  • Separate a Mars in Libra, and a Venus in Pisces of Mercury, being in Scorpio combust & post. app. ad sextile Sun in the 12th. A purge against the same;
  • A preparative for the same;
  • Digestives against melancholy and thin flegm, caused of Venus in Leo, melancholy predominating;
  • Purgers of the same diseases as aforesaid;
  • Digestive and things to cleanse and sweeten the blood, are these that follow, and such as are in the chapters of Venus in Gemini and Libra, and Jupiter iin Gemini, Libra and Aquarius;
  • Purgers of thin flegm mixed with the blood, caused of Venus in Aquarius;
  • Digestives of flegm and water caused of Venus in Pisces, are, as in the chapters of Venus and Moon in Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces;
  • Purgers of the diseases aforesaid in the chapters aforesaid of Venus and the Moon;

  • Digestives of diseases caused of Mercury in Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, wich proceed of thin yellow choler and melancholy mixed, choler having dominion;
  • Purgers against the same diseases of Mercury in Aries, where choler has dominion, hot & dry;
  • Purgers against the same diseases;
  • Digestives of diseases caused of Mercury in Sagittarius;
  • Purgers against the same diseases aforesaid;
  • Digestives of melancholy are these that follow;
  • Purgers for the same;
  • Digestives against diseases caused of Mercury in Virgo, as follow, and in the chapters of
  • Mercury in Taurus, and Saturn in Taurus and Virgo;
  • Purgers against melancholy cold and dry, as follow, caused of Mercury in Virgo, and as in the chapter of Saturn in Virgo and Taurus;
  • These following do cleanse, sweeten the blood, and cool it;
  • These purge the blood;
  • A digestive;
  • Purges against the same diseases;
  • Digestives of diseases of Mercury in Aquarius, as in the chapter of Mercury and Saturn in Gemini and Aquarius;
  • Purgers against the same diseases cause of Mercury in Aquarius, of melancholy and blood hot and moist in the 4th degree;
  • Digestives of thin flegm, water and melancholy caused of Mercury in Cancer;
  • Purgers against the same diseases;
  • Digestives of thick stinking flegm and of thin melancholy, caused of Mercury in Scorpio;
  • Against diseases of Mercury in Scorpio, Moon in Libra, applying to Mars in Libra, preparative;
  • Against diseases of Mercury in Scorpio, Moon in Libra or Gemini, applying to Mercury;
  • Against diseases of Mercury in Scorpio, Moon in Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces, applying to Venus;
  • A preparative against diseases of Mercury in Scorpio, Moon in Libra, separating from the Sun, applying to Venus in Sagittarius, Sun in Scorpio;
  • Purges against the same diseases of Mercury in Scorpio;
  • Digestives against diseases caused of Mercury in Pisces, as before-said of Mercury in the chapter of Cancer;
  • Purges against the same diseases, cold and moist in the 4th degree;

  • Digestives of flegm and yellow choler caused of the Moon in Aries, salt flegm;
  • Purges for the same diseases;
  • Digestives of diseases caused of the Moon in Leo which proceed of salt;
  • Flegm, as in the chapter of the Moon in Aries;
  • Purges against the same diseases;
  • Digestives of salt flegm of the Moon or Venus in Aries, Leo or Sagittarius;
  • Purgers of salt flegm caused of the Moon in Sagittarius, of flegm and red choler, choler having dominion;
  • Preparatives against diseases caused of the Moon in Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces, which are of flegm and cold humours;
  • Purgers of the same diseases of flegm and cold humours, caused of Moon in Cancer, and these purge cold slimy flegm in the belly;
  • Vomits to exempt the stomach of cold humours;
  • A glister against flegm;
  • Digestives against salt flegm and stinking tough flegm, caused of the Moon in Scorpio, are such as are shewed in the chapter of Moon in Cancer;
  • Purges against the same diseases caused of the Moon in Scorpio;
  • A magisterial powder to purge flegm and gross humours withal;
  • Against the palsie, this following;
  • Digestives against diseases caused of Moon in Pisces, cold and moist in the 4th degree, of stinking, tough, glassy flegm, as in the chapter of the Moon in Cancer and Scorpio;
  • Purges against the same diseases caused of the Moon in Pisces, of tough stinking flegm in the 4th degree;
  • Digestives of melancholy and flegm caused of the Moon in Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn;
  • Purgers against the same diseases fo melancholy and sore flegm, caused of the Moon in Taurus;
  • Digestives against the diseases of flegma acetosum in the 3rd degree, caused of Moon in Virgo, as in the chapter of Moon in Taurus;
  • Of sirups proper in this case;
  • Of waters;
  • Purges against flegma acetosum caused of Moon in Virgo, cold and dry;
  • Or, these against melancholy and flegm of the Moon in Virgo, where melancholy has dominion;
  • Digestives of diseases of Moon in Capricorn of salt flegm and melancholy, melancholy predominating;
  • Purgers against flegm and melancholy caused of the Moon in Capricorn, called flegma acetosum, cold and dry in the 4th degree, melancholy predominating;
  • Digestives of sweet flegm caused of the Moon in Gemini;
  • Purgers against the same diseases of the Moon in Gemini;
  • Digestives against diseaes caused of the Moon in Libra sweet flegm, are these, and such as are in the chapter of the Moon in Gemini;
  • Purgers of the same diseases caused of the Moon in Libra, of sweet flegm;
  • Digestives against sweet flegm in the 4th degree, caused of the Moon in Aquarius, and of flegm and blood mixed, as in the chapters of the Moon in Gemini and Libra, and as follows;
  • Purgers against sweet flegm caused of Moon in Aquarius;
  • Digestives of flegm generally caused of the Moon in Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces, and of Venus in the same;

  • Digesters of flegm generally;
  • Purgers of flegm generally in this case;
  • These purge putrid and rotten flegm, being daily taken:
  • These purge rotten and corrupted flegm, that will not yield to any medicine, and rectify the complexion, and make the patient look clear, fair, lusty and lively;
  • And these following consume flegm in a humid constitution and complexion;
  • These following consume flegm in a hot constitution;
  • These digest cold humours in the breast & stomach;
  • These purge flegm and cold humours in the breast, stomach and lungs;
  • Medicines emptying the stomach and intestines;
  • Medicine evacuative that purge the head and brain, are principally nineteen;
  • These purge especially the head;
  • Medicines which purge humours from the spleen;
  • Principal medicines purging ill humours from the liver, and parts adjoining;
  • Medicines which more sharply cleanse the humours, and mundifie the skin, are;
  • Medicines which purge flegm from the junctures, and draw ill humours from the remote parts, are these;
  • These are good against the ache of the bones, sinews, muscles and joints, and draw humours afar off;
  • Against rotten humours, and stopping of the breast, and flegm in the stomach, head and muscles, and against bleared eyes, and watering eyes;
  • Medicines that purge the bladder from gravel and humours, and are good against the stranguary, and to provoke urine;
  • Against exulceration of the bladder;
  • Medicines that purge the wind-pipe of gross humours, are these that follow;
  • Medicines which cleanse the reins are;
  • These following are good against pain of the reins that comes of cold causes;
  • These do purge the reins of gravel;
  • An appendix;
  • Some experiments of sickness and death, demonstrated as a conclusion to this work;
  • To know whether the sick person shall die of his infirmity or no;

  • 1. A certain man brought his water under this position of the heaven following. The planets principally morbificant, are Sun, Saturn and Mars;
  • 2. A gentleman's urine was brought under such a position of heaven, The morbificant planets are Sun, Moon and Venus;
  • 3. The urine of a certain man was brought, according to this Calisbene following. The morbificant planets are Mars, Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Jupiter;
  • 4. A gentleman sends for a physitian a messenger, which came to him about 10 of the clock in the forenoon, the Celipositioines bein in the manner following, The morbificant planets ex parte domini ascendentis, are Mars and Mercury, ex parte luna Jupiter, Saturn, Venus;
  • 5. A certain man came to inquire of the health of his child, being a son, but brought not his urine with him. The position of the heavens is as follows; The morbificant planets are Saturn, Venus and Mercury;
  • 6. A question being asked concerning the state of a sick man without urine, the face of heaven in the manner following, etc, The morbificant planets are Saturn, Mars and Jupiter;
  • 7. The urine of a sick man presented to examination, under following this position, The morbificant planets are Saturn, Sun and Jupiter;
  • 8. An old gentleman sick sent for his physitia, under this position of heaven as follows, The morbificant planets are Saturn, Mars and Jupiter;
  • 9. A question was moved concerning the state of a certain sick man, under this configuration following, The morbificant planets are Saturn, Mars, Jupiter & Mercury;
  • 10. A certain man brought his son's water, under this constellation following, The morbificant planets are Mars, Sun, Moon, Mercury and Venus;

  • 11. A man brought his wife's water under such Celiconfiguration as follows, The morbificant planets are Sun, Mercury and Moon, ex parte domina ascendentis, sed ex parte luna Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars and Saturn;
  • 12. The urine of a sick woman prsented to be considered under this Olympial edification;
  • 13. A gentlewoman sent her urine, subtali sebemate sequente; Mars, lord of the ascendant in the Lyon, oppressed by the squares of Saturn, Moon, Sun, Mercury and Venus, betoken great distemperment;
  • 14. A gentleman sent concerning his son, the face of heaven in manner following;
  • 15. The urine of a gentlewoman being sick, consulted under this following constellation;
  • 16. Mr. Mayan of Bassingshare-Street sent on the 2nd of April, inter 7 & 8 am 1640 about his sickness, he being weak, die jovis hora martis.



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