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The Head of the Dragon.--THE head of the Dragon is masculine, of the nature of ♃ and ♀, and of himself a fortune. 2

The Tail of the Dragon.--The Tail of the Dragon by nature is quite contrary to the Head, for he is evil. I ever found the ☊ equivalent to either of the fortunes, and, when joined with the evil planets, to lessen their malevolent signification; when joined with the good, to increase the good promised by them. The Tail of the Dragon I always, in thy practice, found, when he was joined by the evil planets, their malice or the evil intended thereby was doubled and trebled, or extremely

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augmented, &c.; and when he chanced to be in conjunction with any of the fortunes who were significators in the question, though the matter by the principal significator was fairly promised and likely to be perfected in a small time, yet did there ever fall out many rubs and disturbances, much wrangling and controversy, that the business was many times given over for desperate before a perfect conclusion could be had; and unless the principal significators were angular, and well fortified with essential dignities, many times unexpectedly the whole matter came to nothing.


52:2 These points are of no consequence in nativities, except as regards the Moon, who brings benefits when she reaches the ☊ in the zodiac by directional motion, and evil when she reaches the ☋.

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