Guido Bonatti’s Liber Astronomiae Part IV Robert Zoller and Robert Hand

Guido Bonatti: Liber Astronomiae Part IV – On Horary, First Part

(Latin Track Volume XIII)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Sixth Tractatus of Bonatti’s Liber Astronomiae, Bonatti on
          Horary, the First Part by Robert Hand ………………………………………………………………… i
          Reception and Perfection in Bonatti …………………………………………………………………… ii
          General Notes ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. vi

The Sixth Tractatus
          The First Part, Three Introductory Chapters ……………………………………………………….. 1
          Concerning the Divisions of Judgments or an Introduction in Brief to the
                    Judgments of the Stars. Chapter I ……………………………………………………………. 1
          How One May Reach a Judgment. Chapter II ………………………………………………………. 4
                    Concerning the Exposition of the First Mode ………………………………………………. 5
                    Concerning the Exposition of the Second Mode ………………………………………….. 6
                    Concerning the Exposition of the Third Mode ……………………………………………… 8
                    Concerning Another Mode of Periecting Matters ……………………………………….. 10
                    Concerning Some Other Accidents of Matters Which Are Perfected ………………. 11
                    Concerning Those Matters Which Come Easily ………………………………………….. 11
                    Concerning Those Matters Which Are Accomplished in a Short Time …………….. 11
                    Concerning those Matters Which Are Accomplished with Suit ……………………… 12
                    Concerning Those Matters Which Are Accomplished with Suit, Striving,
                              and Effort …………………………………………………………………………………… 12
                    Concerning Those Matters Which Are Accomplished with Effort, Which
                              Yet Are Hardly Ever Perfected ………………………………………………………… 12
                    When the Matter Which Someone Wishes May Be without Reception …………… 12
                    When the Matter Which One Asks about Is a Magistracy or Dignity ……………… 13
                    When a Matter Is Hoped for from a Great Man, How it Will Be Accomplished …. 13
                    When a Conjunction or Aspect Does not Intervene …………………………………… 13
                    [When Reception is Not Effective] …………………………………………………………… 14
                    [When the Significator of a Matter is a Malefic] …………………………………………. 16
          By What Significations It Is Known Whether Matters Ought to Be Perfected.
                    Chapter III ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 17

[The Second Part,] a Tractatus Begins Which Concerns the Particular Judgments
          of the Stars ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 19
          What Signifies the Person of the Querent and What Happens for Him Concerning
                    Any Question and Concerning Any Matter Whatever That He Intends to Do
                    or to Begin Inasmuch as Asking a Question or Beginning [Something]
                    Pertains to Him, and Likewise Concerning Those Matters Which Naturally
                    Seem to Have Regard to This. Chapter I ………………………………………………….. 19
          How You Should Observe the Shadow When Questions Are Put to You.
                    Chapter II …………………………………………………………………………………………… 21
          What Is the Trunk and What Are the Branches of this Tree. Chapter III ……………….. 23
          The Astrologer Ought Not to Look for Himself. Chapter IV …………………………………… 24
          In This We Look at Planets Which Impede Matters So That They Do
                    Not Happen. Chapter V …………………………………………………………………………. 31

[The Third Part,] Concerning the Second House ………………………………………………………….. 34
          Concerning Substance Which the Querent Hopes to Obtain for Himself.
                    Chapter I …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 34
          From Whence He Will Acquire Substance, and Wherefore He Will Lose It,
                    and for What Reason. Chapter II ……………………………………………………………. 35
          Concerning the Causes Whereby the Querent Will Not Acquire Substance.
                    Chapter III ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 38
          Whether the Querent Will Acquire Substance Which He Seeks, Has Lent,
                    or Deposited. Chapter IV ………………………………………………………………………. 43
          Whether the Querent Will Gain from the Substance of the King.
                    Chapter V ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 45
          Concerning the Time of the Aforesaid Matters. Chapter VI ………………………………….. 46

[The Fourth Part,] Concerning the Third House ………………………………………………………….. 48
          Concerning Siblings and Their State of Being. Chapter I …………………………………….. 48

[The Fifth Part,] Concerning the Fourth House ……………………………………………………………. 52
          Concerning a House or an Inherited Property Which Someone Intends to Buy
                    or to Obtain in Some Other Manner, Whether the Querent Will Obtain it.
                    Chapter I ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 52
          Concerning the Form of the Thing Which Is to Be Purchased and its Nature.
                    Chapter II …………………………………………………………………………………………… 54
          Concerning the Quality of the Laborers. Chapter IV …………………………………………… 57
          Concerning the Oldness or Newness of Things. Chapter IV …………………………………. 58
          Concerning the Situation of the Land, Chapter V ……………………………………………….. 58
          Whether the Hiring of Land or a House Would Be Profitable Chapter VI ………………… 59

[The Sixth Part,] Concerning the Fifth House ……………………………………………………………… 61
          Whether Someone Will Have Children by His Wife or by Another Woman Whom He
                    Describes, or Whether Similarly He Asks about Children in a Similar Manner.
                    Chapter I ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 61
          When There Is an Absolute Question about a Child. Chapter II …………………………… 62
          Whether a Woman is Pregnant. Chapter III ……………………………………………………… 64
          Whether a Woman is Pregnant or Not. Chapter IV …………………………………………….. 65
          If a Woman Who Has Conceived Carries One or Several in Her Womb.
                    Chapter V ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 66
          Whether a Woman Carries a Male or a Female [Child]. Chapter VI ……………………….. 67

[The Seventh Part,] Concerning the Sixth House ………………………………………………………… 69
          Whether a Sick Person May Be Delivered from an Illness by Which He Is
                    Held Fast or Not. Chapter I ……………………………………………………………………. 69
          Concerning the Sick Person, Whether He Will Escape [from the Illness].
                    Chapter II …………………………………………………………………………………………… 74
          On the Critical Days and Good or Bad Crises in Illnesses. Chapter III …………………… 82
          Whether Someone Absent Will Become Ill. Chapter IV ………………………………………… 83
          Whether or Not a Servant May Be Freed from Servitude. Chapter V ……………………… 89
          Whether a Lord WiIl Sell a Serving-man. Chapter VI …………………………………………… 91
          Concerning the Buying of a Serving-man or Concerning Any SmaIl Animal
                    Whatever, or a Serving-woman. Chapter VII ……………………………………………. 92
          Whether a Master Will Obtain the Property of a Serving-man or Woman.
                    Chapter VIII ………………………………………………………………………………………… 94


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