Guido Bonatti’s Liber Astronomiae Part III by Robert Zoller and Robert Hand

(Latin Track Volume XI)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Third Tractus of Bonatti’s Liber Astronomiae
          by Robert Hand …………………………………………………………………………………………………. i
          Aspects, Applications and Separations with Special Reference to the Verb fungo ……….. ii
                    1. Basic Terms of Aspect Formation …………………………………………………………….. v
                    II. Different Kinds of Joining ……………………………………………………………………….. v
                    III. Different Types of the Blocking of the Joining of Planets …………………………… vi

The Third Tractatus Begins. Concerning the Natures of the Seven Planets, What Is Proper
          to Them, and What Each Signifies about Any Matter Whatever According to its Own
          Condition, and According to Their Own Natures, and What They Impress upon
          Inferiors According to the Diversity of the Qualities of Their Own Motions …………………. 1
          Concerning Saturn and What He Signifies.
                    Chapter I ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1
                    About the Complexion of Saturn with Jupiter and Other Planets ……………………… 4
          Concerning Jupiter and What He Signifies.
                    Chapter II ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8
                    Concerning Jupiter’s Complexion with Saturn and the Other Planets ……………….. 9
          Concerning Mars, What He Signifies.
                    Chapter III …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 12
                    Concerning Mars’ Complexion with Saturn and the Other Planets ………………….. 12
                    Concerning the Significations of Mars When He Is the Only Significator …………… 13
                    Concerning the Complexion of Mars with Saturn ………………………………………….. 15
          Concerning the Sun and What He Signifies.
                    Chapter IV ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 17
                    Concerning the Signification of the Sun with Saturn and Other Planets …………… 20
          Concerning Venus. What She SignifIes.
                    Chapter V ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 22
                    Concerning the Complexion of Venus with Saturn and Other Planets ……………… 25
          Concerning Mercury and What He Signifies.
                    Chapter VI ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 28
                    Concerning the Mercury’s Complexion with Saturn and the Other Planets ………. 30
                    Concerning Mercury When He is Made Fortunate …………………………………………. 31
          Concerning the Moon and What She Signifies.
                    Chapter VII ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 34
                    Concerning the Complexion of the Moon with Saturn and the Other Planets …… 36
                    Concerning the Forms Which the Moon Signifies ………………………………………….. 39
                    Concerning the Signification of the Moon in the Square Aspect of the Sun ………. 41
                    Concerning the Signification of the Moon from the Conjunction to
                    the Half of Her Light ………………………………………………………………………………… 42
          [Summary of Planetary Significations] …………………………………………………………………. 44
          Concerning the Head and Tail of the Dragon and What They Signify.
                    Chapter VIII …………………………………………………………………………………………… 44
          What Each of the Planets Causes in the Conception of Children.
                    Chapter IX ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 45
          In What Manner the Life of the Native Is Disposed According to the Years of
                    Rearing of Each Planet.
                    Chapter X ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 48
          Which Days and Which Nights Each Planet Has and Why Each Is Denominated
                    by That Planet, and Concerning the Unequal Hours, and Concerning the
                    Masculine and Feminine Hours.
                    Chapter XI ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 49
                    Concerning the Hours of the Night, Equal and Unequal …………………………………. 50
                    Concerning Masculine and Feminine Hours ………………………………………………….. 50
          Concerning the Forms or Figures Which the Signs Give to Natives.
                    Chapter XII …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 51
          Concerning the Different Accidents which Befall Men.
                    Chapter XIII ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 53

The Second Part [of the Third Tractatus] Concerning These Things Which Befall the
          Planets by Themselves and Which Happen to One Planet Because of Another ………….. 56
          Concerning These Things That Happen to Planets by Themselves.
                    Chapter I ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 56
          Concerning When Planets are Northern and When Southern.
                    Chapter II ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 62
          Concerning Those Things Which Happen to Planets Mutually, Namely, to
                    One of Them from the Other.
                    Chapter III …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 63
                    [More] Concerning Almuguea ……………………………………………………………………. 66
                    Concerning the Almuguea of the Other Planets …………………………………………… 66
          Concerning the Alitifal of the Planets.
                    Chapter V ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 67
          When Planets Are Called Oriental and When Occidental.
                    Chapter V ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 68
          Concerning the Two Inferior Planets, When They Are Oriental and When
                    They Are Occidental.
                    Chapter VI …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 69
          [Conclusions from the Last Group of Chapters.] …………………………………………………… 70
          Concerning the Dustoria or Hayz of the Planets.
                    Chapter VII ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 71
          Concerning the Three Superior Planets from the Place Where They Appear from
                    under the Sun’s Rays.
                    Chapter VIII …………………………………………………………………………………………… 74
                    Concerning Venus and Mercury When They Are Separated from the Sun ………… 75
          Concerning the Conjunction of the Planets According to Latitude.
                    Chapter IX ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 76
          Concerning the Voiding of the Course of the Planets.
                    Chapter X ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 77
          Concerning the Transfer of the Nature of the Planets.
                    Chapter XI ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 78
          Concerning the Return of the Light of the Planets and its Abscission.
                    Chapter XII …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 80
          Concerning the Prohibition of Conjunction, and Why Sometimes Matters
                    Are Not Perfected.
                    Chapter XIII …………………………………………………………………………………………… 81
          [On the Donation of Virtue, or Reception] ……………………………………………………………. 83
          Concerning the Return of Virtue When a Planet Gives Back to That Planet
                    Which Has Given to It.
                    Chapter XIV …………………………………………………………………………………………… 85
          Concerning the Refrenation of the Planets.
                    Chapter XV ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 87
          Concerning the Contrariety of the Planets.
                    Chapter XVI …………………………………………………………………………………………… 88
          Concerning the Frustration of the Conjunction of the Planets.
                    Chapter XVII .. ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 89
          Concerning the Abscission of the Light of One Planet by Another.
                    Chapter XVIII …………………………………………………………………………………………. 91
          In Which Places Planets Become Strong, and in Which Weak, and in Which
                    They Become Fortunate and in Which Unfortunate.
                    Chapter XIV …………………………………………………………………………………………… 92
          When and in Which Places Planets Become Weak.
                    Chapter XX ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 94
          Concerning the Besieging of Planets and Signs.
                    Chapter XXI …………………………………………………………………………………………… 96
          How One Planet Loves Another and How It Is Loved by Another, and How
                    They Have Hatred for Each Other.
                    Chapter XXII ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 97
          Concerning the Friendship of the Planets.
                    Chapter XXIII …………………………………………………………………………………………. 99


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