If you would know to what part he is fled after he is gone out of Towne, behold the Planet that fignifies his going out of Towne, and in what Sign he is...
-from "Toward what part the Thief is gone."
William Lilly was the most prominent English astrologer of the 17th century-he supposedly predicted the Great Fire of London of 1666 fourteen years earlier-and in 1647, he published this guide to horary astrology, in which astrological charts are created to answer specific questions. It is still considered an authority on the subject.
Book Two of this extraordinary work explains how to interpret questions regarding longevity, wealth, family, civic matters, children, health, marriage, legal contracts, friends, and even witchery. Readers interested in the history of the paranormal, as well as contemporary fans of astrology, will find this a fascinating book.
Also available from Cosimo Classics: Christian Astrology: Book One and
Christian Astrology: Book Three.
English astrologer WILLIAM LILLY (1602-1681) was a trusted advisor of numerous politicians and soldiers, and an influential player in the English Civil War on the anti-royal Roundhead factions.