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    Firdar, Alfridaria, or Alfridaries
    an astrological Time Lord system

    This article was written by leading traditional astrologer, Robert Hand. He also translated the source material from Johannes Schoener and other ancient authorities.
    All material is copyright Robert Hand and may not be reproduced in any form without permission.

    Schoener's Table of Alfridaries Go Forward

    The first of the names given above is the original Persian, more or less. The second is the Latin version which is derived from adding the Arabic article 'al' to 'firdar'. The last version of the word is the Anglicised form. There are many variants of all of the above forms of the word. These are a system of planetary periods which appear to be of Persian origin. They are first described as far as we know by Abu Mashar in various works and have their origin in a system of mundane cycles intended for the long term prediction of historical events. But as we have them, they are the small firdar and are clearly intended for use in predicting for individual charts.

    Firdar are a system of planetary periods much like the dasa systems of India. It is one of the few such systems to come into medieval western astrology, even though there were quite a few such systems in Greek Era astrology.

    In all of these systems the various planets are assigned rulerships over periods of time in the life according to some scheme peculiar to each system. It is also typical of these systems, and the firdar are no exception, that there are two or more planets holding rulership over any particular time. There is a planet which has a long period rulership over the 'major period' which is often referred to as a 'major ruler'. This major period in turn is subdivided further into subperiods or minor periods', which are also assigned to rulers of their own, often refered to as 'minor rulers'. However, we have discovered from Greek sources that such designations may not be appropriate as in those systems the 'minor ruler' is often more important than the 'major ruler'. We do not know at this time whether that is true in firdar. Incidentally, in some other systems subperiods are further subdivided into even shorter periods again and again. This does not seem to have been true of the firdar where we only have the long-period ruler and the short-period subruler.

    The system of firdar as we have them is an extremely simple system, so much so that my immediate reaction was one of disbelief that something so simple could be effective. However, use of the system has convinced me that they have considerable merit although much work needs to be done to determine exactly what kind of predictive purpose the firdar most ably serve. So far I have been using them for general purpose prediction.

    Go to Top General Comments Applicable to all Period Systems

    The general idea of all period systems is the same. In conventional natal astrology planets have rulership over particular areas of life derived from two sources: the rulership of each planet over its own peculiar sphere of life otherwise known as its general signification; and in each chart each planet has rulership derived from its rulership over houses. This could be regarded as a kind of "spatial" rulership because metaphorically the planets have rulership over "areas" of life.

    By contrast all period systems assign planets rulership over times of a native's life, not just instances the way transits, progressions, and directions do, but over spans of time with definite beginning and ending dates. This results in each period and subperiod having a special set of qualities determined by the long-period and short-period rulers. These qualities are in turn derived from the rulers' general signification and their rulership over houses.

    As a consequence when a planet becomes either a long or short-period ruler, the issues that it has rulership over become heightened in significance and brought to the fore. When there is a period in which two planets which are in aspect with each both become rulers, one being the short-period ruler, the other being the long-period ruler, the issues indicated by the aspect come especially to the fore.

    In Hindu astrology or Jyotish the dasa or long-period ruler and the bhukti or short-period ruler seem to have their greatest impact in terms of the houses they rule and occupy. Therefore, it is very difficult to make general statements about the quality of any dasa-bhukti rulership period without having reference to house positions, house rulerships, and of course the dignity and debility of the rulers, themselves. On the face of it this would seem to true of the firdar as well. The quality of a period under the firdar rulerships should be a function of the houses occupied and ruled by the two rulers, and their dignities and debilitied both essential and accidental.

    Yet the literature on the use of the Firdar is scant. And one of the most comprehensive treatises on their use delineates the periods not so much in terms of the house relationships of the rulers as in terms of their general significations. So we have the treatise on the delineations of the firdar from Johannes Schoener from Book III of his Three Books on the Judgment of Nativities which is a part of this booklet. These descriptions are based almost entirely on the general significations of the rulers. This may not be due entirely to theoretical considerations, however, as much as to practical ones. One cannot possibly delineate all pairs of planets interacting with each other in the chart in terms of their various and multitudinous interactions with the houses. This requires an astrologer working in the context of the individual chart.

    Go to Top The Scheme of the Firdar

    Each planet has its own period or firdar. These are listed in virtually all traditional astrology which describe the attributes of the planets. However, the firdar proceed in a very simple order in which the only thing that varies is whether the native is born by day (Sun above the horizon) or by night (Sun below the horizon). The order is the Chaldean order in which the planets are arranged in ascending order of speed in the zodiac, thus:

    Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Sun, Venus, Mercury, Moon.

    In day charts one starts with the firdar of the Sun, in night charts with the firdar of the Moon. And when one reaches the end of the planets in the Chaldean order, one simply starts over at the other end until one has reached the planet just before the starting planet. After seven periods using the seven classical planets as rulers, there are two periods which come at the end both in day and night charts, three years for the N. Node followed by 2 years for the S. Node. All nine of these periods make a total of 75 years. After the 75 years, the cycle starts over again with the first planetary period that ruled at birth.

    Go to Top

    Table of the Firdar


    by day and by night, in the proper order
      Diurnal Charts astrology space Nocturnal Charts
      Ruler Period Ending Age   Ruler Period Ending Age
    1.
    2.
    3.
    4.
    5.
    6.
    7.
    8.
    9.
    Sun
    Venus
    Mercury
    Moon
    Saturn
    Jupiter
    Mars
    N. Node
    S. Node
    10
    8
    13
    9
    11
    12
    7
    3
    2
    10
    18
    31
    40
    51
    63
    70
    73
    75
      Moon
    Saturn
    Jupiter
    Mars
    Sun
    Venus
    Mercury
    N. Node
    S. Node
    9
    11
    12
    7
    10
    8
    13
    3
    2
    9
    20
    32
    39
    49
    57
    70
    73
    75
      Total 75     Total 75  
    Each of these long periods is in turn divided into seven short periods, each of which is exactly one-seventh of the long period. Each short period is ruled by the same planet which rules the long period, then each short period that follows is ruled by the planets which follow the long-period ruler in the Chaldean order.

    Go to Top The following table illustrates the order of sub-period rulers.
    Long-Period Rulers Sa Ju Ma Su Ve Me Mo
    Short-Period Rulers
    1.
    2.
    3.
    4.
    5.
    6.
    7.

    Sa
    Ju
    Ma
    Su
    Ve
    Me
    Mo

    Ju
    Ma
    Su
    Ve
    Me
    Mo
    Sa

    Ma
    Su
    Ve
    Me
    Mo
    Sa
    Ju

    Su
    Ve
    Me
    Mo
    Sa
    Ju
    Ma

    Ve
    Me
    Mo
    Sa
    Ju
    Ma
    Su

    Me
    Mo
    Sa
    Ju
    Ma
    Su
    Ve

    Mo
    Sa
    Ju
    Ma
    Su
    Ve
    Me
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    Go to Top The next table contains the lengths of the short-periods.
    Planet Period Subperiod
      Saturn
    Jupiter
    Mars
    Sun
    Venus
    Mercury
    Moon
    11 yrs.
    12 yrs.
    7 yrs.
    10 yrs.
    8 yrs.
    13 yrs.
    9 yrs.
       1 yr. 6 mos. 26 days
    1 yr. 8 mos. 17 days
    1 yr. 0 mos. 0 days
    1 yr. 5 mos. 4 days
    1 yr. 1 mo. 22 days
    1 yr. 10 mos. 9 days
    1 yr. 3 mos. 13 days

    While the basic idea of firdar is simple, one might find computing the rulerships a bit clumsy. However, as an aid to computing one's current period rulership, we will provide a bit further on a table derived from Schoener's Three Books on the Judgment of Nativities. But before we get to the practical application of firdar, there is an issue of controversy that has to be dealt with concerning the order of the major periods.

    Most sources give the order of the long-periods just as we have here. These include Johannes Schoener, Al Biruni, Ibn Ezra, and the Liber Aristotilis, among others. However, there are two sources which seem to contradict this view. These two sources have been interpreted as requiring that the two periods associated with the North and South Nodes respectively should be placed not at the ends of the seventy-five periods, but should be placed between the periods of Mars and the Sun: thus, the diurnal sequence would be
    • Sun
    • Venus
    • Mercury
    • Moon
    • Saturn
    • Jupiter
    • N. Node
    • S. Node
    and the nocturnal sequence would be
    • Moon
    • Saturn
    • Jupiter
    • Mars
    • N. Node
    • S. Node
    • Sun
    • Venus
    • Mercury
    This is as opposed to the sequence given by everyone else:
    • Moon
    • Saturn
    • Jupiter
    • Mars
    • Sun
    • Venus
    • Mercury
    • N. Node
    • S. Node
    The sequence is obviously true for day births, because the Sun is the first period and Mars is the last period of the ones ruled by the planets. Clearly the periods of the nodes follow that of Mars, and when they are finished, one starts over again with the period of the Sun. The question concerns night births.

    The first of these two sources is Alcabitius's Introduction to Astrology. Here is the entire section from the fourth section of the book.
    "And the arrangement of the firdar is according to this: This is if the nativity is diurnal. In the beginning of life the Sun has rulership by means of the arrangement of his firdar according to the quantity of the years of his firdar which are ten. After that the planet which succeeds the Sun [has rulership]. This is Venus the years of whose firdar are eight. And after Venus the planet which succeeds her [has rulership] and it is Mercury and his years are thirteen. Then [comes] the Moon and the years of her firdar are nine. Then Saturn, and the years of his firdar are eleven. Then Jupiter, and the years of his firdar are twelve. Then Mars, and the years of his firdar are seven. Then the Head of the Dragon, and the years of its firdar are three. Then the Tail of the Dragon, and the years of its firdar are two. Moreover, the years gathered together at once become 75 years. After that, the disposition reverts to the Sun and likewise up to the last of the planets.

    However, if the nativity should be nocturnal, the disposition begins from the Moon, and she will dispose the years of her firdar which are nine. Likewise planet [comes] after planet just as we have described previously concerning the Sun..."
    The problem is that Alcabitius does not actually spell out the nocturnal sequence. He only implies it.

    The other source that seems to agree with Alcabitius is Guido Bonatti. The only problem here is that Bonatti's passage is almost verbatim the same as the original Alcabitius and is clearly a quotation of Alcabitius. Therefore, we have only one real source for the nocturnal placement of the nodal periods between Mars and the Sun and this one source is ambiguous.

    All other sources which explicitly spell out the nocturnal sequence of the firdar place the two nodal periods at the end of the 75 year cycle for both the day and night sequences just as we show here. Therefore, we have to say that is highly unlikely that even Alcabitius intended that the node periods should go between the periods of Mars and the Sun in night births.

    Go to Top Table of Alfridaries

    A Table of the Alfridaries Derived from Schoener


    A Table of the Two Universal Alfridaries Which Will Serve for the Genitures of All Persons.
    For Diurnal Nativities   For Nocturnal Nativities
    Years Days   Years Days   Years Days   Years Days
    Su
    Su Ve
    Su Me
    1
    2
    4
    156
    313
    104
      Ju
    Ju Ma
    Ju Su
    52
    54
    56
    260
    156
    52
      Mo
    Mo Sa
    Mo Ju
    1
    2
    3
    104
    208
    313
      Ve
    Ve Me
    Ve Mo
    50
    51
    52
    52
    104
    156
    Su Mo
    Su Sa
    Su Ju
    5
    7
    8
    260
    52
    208
      Ju Ve
    Ju Me
    Ju Mo
    57
    59
    61
    313
    208
    104
      Mo Ma
    Mo Su
    Mo Ve
    5
    6
    7
    52
    156
    260
      Ve Sa
    Ve Ju
    Ve Ma
    53
    54
    55
    208
    260
    312
    Su Ma
    Ve
    Ve Me
    10
    11
    12
    0
    52
    104
      Ju Sa
    Ma
    Ma Su
    63
    64
    65
    0
    0
    0
      Mo Me
    Sa
    Sa Ju
    9
    10
    12
    0
    208
    52
      Ve Su
    Me
    Me Mo
    57
    58
    60
    0
    313
    260
    Ve Mo
    Ve Sa
    Ve Ju
    13
    14
    15
    156
    208
    260
      Ma Ve
    Ma Me
    Ma Mo
    66
    67
    68
    0
    0
    0
      Sa Ma
    Sa Su
    Sa Ve
    13
    15
    16
    260
    104
    313
      Me Sa
    Me Ju
    Me Ma
    62
    64
    66
    208
    156
    104
    Ve Ma
    Ve Su
    Me
    16
    18
    19
    313
    0
    313
      Ma Sa
    Ma Ju
    NN
    69
    70
    73
    0
    0
    0
      Sa Me
    Sa Mo
    Ju
    18
    20
    21
    156
    0
    260
      Me Su
    Me Ve
    NN
    68
    70
    73
    52
    0
    0
    Me Mo
    Me Sa
    Me Ju
    21
    23
    25
    260
    208
    156
      SN
    Su
    Su Ve
    75
    76
    77
    0
    156
    313
      Ju Ma
    Ju Su
    Ju Ve
    23
    25
    26
    156
    52
    313
      SN
    Mo
    Mo Sa
    74
    76
    77
    0
    104
    208
    Me Ma
    Me Su
    Me Ve
    27
    29
    31
    104
    52
    0
      Su Me
    Su Mo
    Su Sa
    79
    80
    82
    104
    260
    52
      Ju Me
    Ju Mo
    Ju Sa
    28
    30
    32
    208
    104
    0
      Mo Ju
    Mo Ma
    Mo Su
    78
    80
    81
    313
    52
    156
    Mo
    Mo Sa
    Mo Ju
    32
    33
    34
    104
    208
    313
      Su Ju
    Su Ma
    Ve
    83
    85
    86
    208
    0
    52
      Ma
    Ma Su
    Ma Ve
    33
    34
    35
    0
    0
    0
      Mo Ve
    Mo Me
    Sa
    82
    84
    85
    260
    0
    208
    Mo Ma
    Mo Su
    Mo Ve
    36
    37
    38
    52
    156
    260
      Ve Me
    Ve Mo
    Ve Sa
    87
    88
    89
    104
    156
    208
      Ma Me
    Ma Mo
    Ma Sa
    36
    37
    38
    0
    0
    0
      Sa Ju
    Sa Ma
    Sa Su
    87
    88
    90
    52
    260
    104
    Mo Me
    Sa
    Sa Ju
    40
    41
    43
    0
    208
    52
      Ve Ju
    Ve Ma
    Ve Su
    90
    91
    93
    260
    313
    0
      Ma Ju
    Su
    Su Ve
    39
    40
    41
    0
    156
    313
      Sa Ve
    Sa Me
    Sa Mo
    91
    93
    95
    313
    156
    0
    Sa Ma
    Sa Su
    Sa Ve
    44
    46
    47
    260
    104
    313
      Me
    Me Mo
    Me Sa
    94
    96
    98
    313
    260
    208
      Su Me
    Su Mo
    Su Sa
    43
    44
    46
    104
    260
    52
      Ju
    Ju Ma
    Ju Su
    96
    98
    100
    260
    156
    52
    Sa Me
    Sa Mo
    49
    51
    156
    0
      Me Ju 100 156   Su Ju
    Su Ma
    47
    49
    208
    0
           

    The preceding table is designed to give the ages at which each subperiod ends. It is divided into two major sections, one for day births on the left and one for night births on the right. The first column contains the one or two planets that rule each subperiod. The column marked 'Years.' contains the number of years elapsed since birth, that is, the individual's age as each period ends. The column marked 'Day.' gives the number of days in addition to the years of the previous column.

    To use the table, first ascertain whether the chart is a day or night chart. Then in the appropriate part of the table look for the lowest age in years and days that is greater than the native's age at a particular time. This indicates the native's age at the end of the period. The rulers of that subperiod are the firdar rulers at the time, the left one being the long-period ruler, the right one being the short-period ruler.

    Go to Top A Delineation of the Periods and Subperiods of the Firdar

    The following is a complete set of delineations of firdar from Schoener. We provide these as an illustration of how these periods were delineated in traditional astrology. The modern reader is urged to read these passages impressionistically rather than literally. They are clearly intended for males of a rather high social class living in a late medieval environment. Also, while these delineations do take some accidental conditions of the rulers into consideration, these delineations are largely based the general significations of the rulers, plus some traditional elements associated with these rulers which are not easily deriveable from the planets' core meanings themselves. We do not know the ultimate source of these interpretations, but we have found similar ones in the Liber Aristotilis of one Hugo of Santalla, a pastiche of Arabic and Persian material translated into Latin in the 12th Century by the aforementioned Hugo and attributed to Aristotle.
    Schoener, Three Books on the Judgment of Nativities
    Book III, Chapter Eight
    Concerning the Arabic Governors of the Periods,
    or, Concerning the Alfridaries of the Planets

    sun The Alfridary of the Sun

    Go to TopTable of Alfridaries
    Sun-Sun.
    The alfridary of the Sun in a diurnal geniture governing the life of the native proclaims that the one so born is reared very well, indeed with an honored and royal rearing, and his parents will have much good, except that sad and serious things happen to them in the first and second month, but yet this will be removed and will turn back to happiness and joy.

    By night however this signifies that the native will have good from kings and nobles, will have praise and honor above all of his relatives, and wealth or riches; happiness and joys increase.

    But if the alfridary of the Sun happens in his old age, because it can happen in one's old age in a diurnal nativity after one passes 75 years of age, it signifies that he will rejoice with his comrades and his children; he will have good fortune, a full life, and quiet.

    And if the Sun in the radix is in its exaltation, or in the terms of Jupiter or Venus, and he has significations of fortune in the radix, it signifies that he will be sincere and loyal to his comrades, faithful and honored; he will escape from troubles and quarrels; he will grow in understanding, modesty, and intellect; he will give others good counsel; and men in their dealings or in their causes will seek counsel from him, and his words will be heeded and accepted; he will have the power of giving rules in his city or family, and he will do much good for his kin; he will have fortune and profit; he will be delighted by precious stones and he will receive gifts from kings wherever he may be; he will be honored, dignitaries will esteem him, and he will associated with noble men; he will have some dominion over lands; he will plant trees; or he will be married and have children, or his own parents will have these [good] fortunes and honor, or good will come to him and his parents. And if the Sun is not fortunate, the Sun's signification will be weakened. If an oriental planet shines its ray upon the Sun, it will give great happiness to the native.
    Go to TopTable of Alfridaries
    Sun-Venus
    by day signifies that the native will be increased in his vestments, and will love his parents and they will esteem him; he will be married if it is suitable and if there is signification in a nativity that [the native] ought to marry; perhaps he will make a journey, or one of his relatives will take him on some journey; an infirmity in a hidden part of his body will happen to him. However [in a nativity] by night it signifies that he will escape from trouble, if he has any; he will be increased in riches, will rejoice in his wife and children; he will make beautiful things, or he will buy hereditary properties; he will do good and give alms to the poor; he will make profitable journeys and be honored perhaps for the sake of religion; infirmities will happen to him in the private parts.
    Go to TopTable of Alfridaries
    Sun-Mercury.
    The native will concern himself with various business; one of his relatives will make evil and trouble for him; he will fall from a height or a horse; he will be afflicted by stomach ache, but will quickly recover; sadness and hardship will happen to him; he will lose in revenue and his wealth will diminish. But if the nativity is nocturnal, the native will have much loss; he will have lawsuits because of false witnesses; he will fall from a height; he will have haemorrhoids and will recover from them.
    Go to TopTable of Alfridaries
    Sun-Moon.
    the native will do some deed which will come back to him to his loss; he will experience losses in his business from theft and robbery; he will dwell in watery and moist places, or he will journey over water; he will have infirmities in his eyes and head. And if the nativity is nocturnal, the native will expose himself to dangers and to things which are not necessary for him [to do] and which do not pertain to him; much gain flows toward the native and his income increases; he will have profit in secret; he will concern himself with commerce, perhaps maritime commerce, and he will be unfortunate in these matters; he will associate with nobles and men in high places; he will have many friends and comrades; he will be inclined toward agriculture and to building; he will be afflicted by headache and perhaps a swelling [tumor] in his head in the last part of this division.
    Go to Top Table of Alfridaries
    Sun-Saturn.
    There will happen to the native sadness and injuries because of the fellowship of his house, illness in the hidden part of his body, or something in the left eye, or impediments through fire or hot water; but the native will escape from all of these dangers; he will make long journeys and troubles will happen to him and dangers upon the waters. And if the nativity is nocturnal, he will have quarrels because of the fellowship of his house, or with them; he will have an illness in the eyes or an inflammation of the eyes, and illnesses and pains in the stomach, but he will easily evade these; he will also take a long journey, and perhaps involve himself in maritime trade; dangers and injuries will happen to him, and injury through water, or journeys over water, or he will suffer prostration by water and fire because of the commixture of Saturn with the nature of the Sun.
    Go to Top Table of Alfridaries
    Sun-Jupiter.
    The native will be increased in health, riches and vestments; his relatives will esteem him and will do good for him; but he will perhaps fall from a height. But if the nativity is nocturnal, his power will grow in worth, strength, nobility and fortune; he will have dominion and victory over his enemies, and he will utterly destroy them; he will involve himself in agriculture; wealth will come to him without effort. But near the end of this division he will fall from a height or from a horse.
    Go to Top Table of Alfridaries
    Sun-Mars.
    He will be changed from one state to another; he will go on journeys and perhaps marry; trouble will come to him from the bite of a dog or the stroke of an animal, or from a fall or a blow because of which blood will flow from his body. And it will be worse in this signification in the first four months of this division. But if the nativity is nocturnal, the native will be changed from one state to another and from one magistery to another; he will make journeys and will be pained by various hardships; he will do injustice to men and he will have quarrels with them; because of this troubles will happen to him, [as well as] the cut of a sword, the bite of a dog or other animal; or he will be made infirm for a space of 9, 15, or 19 days, after which he will recover.

    venus The Alfridary of Venus

    Go to Top Table of Alfridaries
    Venus-Venus.
    The alfridary of Venus proclaims that the native will be inclined toward joy and happiness; profit will flow toward him and perhaps he will marry; and he will usually feed many menservants and maidservants. But if the nativity is diurnal, he will have much joy and happiness and will rejoice with his wife; or he will marry with a foreign woman; there will be born to him a fortunate child; he will have his daughter betrothed, or another woman from among his dependents; he will join with a woman, or join a maidservant with a man; he will be involved in seeding or planting; he will be increased in his substance, and perhaps he will amass treasure; he will conquer his enemies, and he will have friendship with nobles, great dignity, honor from kings, and precious vestments. And Hermes says that the first five months and twenty days of this division are evil.
    Go to Top Table of Alfridaries
    Venus-Mercury.
    This interval of time signifies that there will be taken from him [something] of his substance and he will lose it; harm will come to him; he will make journeys; he will be shifted from one place to another land, lest trouble happen to him; he will become ill. But if his nativity is nocturnal, he will spend much of that which he had managed; he will be overcome by his enemies, they will tread him under foot, and he will flee from them; many troubles will happen to him, and illnesses in his body because of bad food or digestion.
    Go to Top Table of Alfridaries
    Venus-Moon.
    The native will be of good state; he will associated with men of high rank or powerful; and by chance he will marry. And if the nativity is nocturnal, he will go forth from his misery, and if he is still in misery, his situation and his business will begin to improve; he will have dominion over his equals; he will gather money in which he will rejoice. And if he does not have a wife, he will then be married.
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    Venus-Saturn.
    The native will be quite wretched in this division and great troubles will happen to him; he will enraged by certain women and will also receive trouble from women. But if the nativity is nocturnal, he will also have many griefs, hardships, and trouble in life; his wife will die or be made infirm by a grave illness; and he himself will become ill as well; he will have quarrels, strifes and contentions with his wife and perhaps she will place horns on him; or if she is pregnant, she will abort and because of that she may perhaps die; and he will copulate with a second woman, a whore, or a serving maid, or he will impregnate such; he will do evil to his children and to strangers; and his first wife will not stay with him for long, or she will be ill.
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    Venus-Jupiter.
    [If the nativity is] by day, the native will be reared with royal rearing, but his father will have good dominion, and wealth; he will be changed from a bad state, and if there was sadness in the previous situation, to good fame; if he was a pauper, he will quickly become wealthy because he will gain in substance, riches, and lands. And if the native is noble, he will increase in nobility to the point where he may come to be like of a king, and he will rule over cities and lands. If with this, Venus is with the Dragon's Head and Jupiter is in the Ascendant, the native will be a great king, crowned, and he will give rule to sea and land.
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    Venus-Mars.
    The native will have much misery; he will do evil to his brothers; and perhaps he will be married; he will associate with men of high station and powerful. And if the nativity is nocturnal, his miseries will be multiplied; he will do evil to others; his brothers, or his comrades will fare badly becuase of him; he will delight on account of women; he will be associated with powerful men; he will pursue great fame; he will have a relationship with a woman of great lineage or he will be well married with her; however grave things will happen to him because of women; he will have some dominion over his estate.
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    Venus-Sun.
    The native will be afflicted with great illness, and he will recover from it; he will be associated with noble, powerful men; his wealth, and vestments, but also modesty and learning will increase; he will perhaps marry well with a woman of good character. But if the nativity is nocturnal, he will be afflicted with a great illness, and he will be healed of it; he will be increased in substance, servants , women and associations; he will put on regal, silken vestments; he will enter the houses of kings; he will tread his enemies under foot; he will be united with a learned woman or to one who knows how to write. And if Venus or the Sun in this division is the moderator of the year, and is in a good state, there will be a better signification in nobility, and power; he will be happy, and the victor over his adversaries; he will receive many gifts. And if Venus in this division is in any of the angles, in good state, his gains and advantages will be multiplied; he will be associated with kings and they will entrust their secrets to him.

    mercury The Alfridary of Mercury

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    Mercury-Mercury.
    This signifies that the native will have prosperity in the first half of this division and in the second evil and hardships; he will go from one country into another. And when he does something, because of his works and because of his own deeds, harm happens to him, all of his words, his statements are turned to harm; some of his comrades will die or some of his beasts; he will become ill and have modest success from medicines and drugs. And if with this Saturn is in an evil state and aspects Mercury with an evil aspect, and is unfortunate by house, he will die in that year; however if Mercury is in a good state, the harm which we have described is diminished and made better.
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    Mercury-Moon.
    There will be abundance in eating and drinking; he will expose himself to dangers and injuries, and if he buys a manservant, the servant will flee or similarly with maids in waiting and serving women; and if he begins to build, he will not complete it. And if he is married, the wife will die, or he will separate from her. And if he is not married and he becomes betrothed in this division, the marriage will not be completed; he will be afflicted by a long illness or perhaps fall from a height; and he will incur a great danger of death.
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    Mercury-Saturn.
    The native's substance will increase, but he will not have more to eat or drink because of it; he will do good for someone, afterward it will be stolen from him by thieves; the native will become poor; he will have few friends; his wife will die; he will go from one country to another; troubles and hardships will happen to him on his journeys.
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    Mercury-Jupiter.
    His substance will be increased from diverse countries; he will associate with the likes of kings; base men will go against him and will quarrel with him, but he will escape from them; he will gather gold and silver and will perhaps ascend to great dignity; he will build a noble building in which he will rejoice; he will not esteem liars and lies; he will make great expenses.
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    Mercury-Mars.
    The native will quarrel and have strife with base men who have less strength than he and who are not known [to him], and the native will withdraw from them; he will go to great men more noble than he; the native will go from one trouble to another, and he will escape from all of them; he will overcome his enemies and his adversaries; he will make a long journey. And if he involves himself in commerce, he will be ruined in this. If he lays out money of his own with another of his fellowship, that comrade will do to him betrayal and fraud; trouble will happen to him through imprisonment, the impediment of fire or through something hot; he will fall from a height, or as if [from a height], or he will be afflicted by a long illness or because of this his physical constitution and his understanding will be damaged; and he will recover. And if in this time he will marry, his wife will die in this year, or will come almost to death. And if his parents are alive, his mother will die and his father will be arrested; or the gravest difficulties will happen to him.
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    Mercury-Sun.
    Each day the native's merriment, joy, profits and his vigor will be increased; and his men and comrades will be multiplied; he will have scribes and an explainer, substance and gain from kings and nobles and from others who are joined to him; perhaps his elder brother will die, if he has one; he will join with a beautiful woman and he will have a relationship with her in a foreign manner, or with the wife of his own father.
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    Mercury-Venus.
    The native will be associated with women; he will become remote from men; he will love women and will rejoice in them; his wife will be impregnated, but the child born will die. And if his wife is not made pregnant, but the native has a son, the son will die, or his foster child, whom he holds in the place of a son.

    moon The Alfridary of the Moon

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    Moon-Moon.
    The native will be in diverse conditions, one in joy, another in sadness, and in riches and poverty; and he will have strong and full relationships with his wife and with other women; he will make long, good journeys; in his time he will ascend to dominion and high degree and he will make a great gain in his property; afterwards he will descend from that degree and revert to a modest time; and in the end of this division he will come to a middling degree and to great danger from the sword, or that which is similar to one, or prison. And if the nativity is nocturnal and the Moon in an evil state, illness and injuries will happen to him; his parents will shun him. And if the Moon is in a good state, it signifies that in this division he will be healthy in body and of good habits; his parents will love and honor him and will do good for him.
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    Moon-Saturn.
    In this division the native will have a lawsuit with kings and those like kings; he will be accused in his words of lies and falsehoods; and troubles will happen for him among his servants or they will flee from him, and some of his cattle will die; a part of his substance will go away from him; he will become indebted; he will become ill of a great illness; perhaps three times in turn a burning of fire or the cut of a sword will happen to him in this period; or perhaps his wife will die, if she is pregnant. And if the nativity is nocturnal, he will have an itch from the heat; he will be cured of it; there will happen to him a burning of fire, or boiling of water; likewise he will be cured; he will be moved from from one place to another; he will go on journeys, and an injury will happen to him on the journey; and some of his servants will do evil to him and things will be stolen from him.
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    Moon-Jupiter.
    This signifies that in this time he will have an honorable dignity; he will gain in his property; he will overcome his enemies; good will be said about him; gain will come to him, and profit from far distant lands; with light effort he will plant trees; he will establish settlements on his cultivated land; he will buy serving men and women; he will have great joy; if he has debts, he will pay them. And if the nativity is nocturnal, he will be increased in every matter which pertains to the increase of vestments and of other things; his parents will love him.
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    Moon-Mars.
    In this division there will be fears, griefs, and great troubles for the native; a part of his substance will be destroyed; he will surrender what he has acquired; if he makes a journey, there will happen to him trouble because of what he has, and fear because of the bite of a serpent, migraines or pain in the middle of the head, fear because of fire; and he will escape from it; he will be afflicted by a grave illness so that he comes to danger of death; he will have an illness in his sight, great evil and pain in his genitals. And if with all of this, the Moon has dominion in the revolution of the year, these significations will be the more impressed upon [the native]; however on the whole his status will improve after this division has been completed. And if the nativity is nocturnal, there will happen to the native many and diverse infirmities in the eyes, in the stomach and in the lower parts of the body; [there will happen] the bite of some reptile, a burning of fire or boiling water, or something else that is hot; part of what he owns will be taken from him, and some of his servants will do evil to him.
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    Moon-Sun.
    The native does good for men; he will give of his own to strangers for the sake of God, and in far distant lands; he will rejoice in how much he will do, and he will concern himself; he will have dominion over men and the rank of an officer of the king; he himself and his wife will become ill; it will last perhaps 30 days and not more, and afterward he will recover; and his affairs will become better in the first month of this division, except that his wife will move his child, if she is pregnant, and in the first month of this division; afterward she will conceive. And if the nativity is nocturnal, an illness will happen to him; he will be changed from one status to another; he will go on journeys; his parents will rejoice in him; his learning and intelligence will stand higher.
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    Moon-Venus.
    The native will be in a good state and of good habits, enduring and believing that he has prosperity, full of vice with respect to every vice of the body; and in all of his affairs he will enjoy song, ornament and scented things; and he will concern himself with bedding women; he will associate with base men, and they say good about him; there will happen to him in the first month of this division something concerning his servants about which he will rejoice; he will ascend in strength and goodness.
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    Moon-Mercury.
    The native will ascend to a dignity, and he will lose it, and return to it, and this will be perhaps three times in this division; he will have great legal conflicts, and falsehoods; he will say falsities and concern himself with evil habits, with frauds and deeds that are covered over, until he is false and fraudulent with respect to his comrades; by his own hands a part of his means will go away from him, and fear concerning water or fire will happen to him; by chance this will be in the beginning of this division in the first 17 days; and he will escape from it; and there will happen to his child a severe infirmity resulting from damage to his physical constitution, or from melancholy. And if the nativity is nocturnal, grave troubles will happen to him; he will involve himself in frauds, and evil habits; there will happen to him hindrance because of water or fire; a part of his substance will be stolen from him.

    saturn The Alfridary of Saturn

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    Saturn-Saturn.
    This signifies that the native will do deeds which will be attributed for him to foolishness; and he will have matters in which he will hold false judgments; he will be afflicted because of his children, if he has them; he will have great sadness and fears because of them; he will spend more than he earns; he will dissipate his substance; he will have gain from inheritances; or he will incur a debt; he will involve himself in old things; there will happen to him impediments to his health and worth; he will suffer a severe illness, concerning which he will have grief and fear. And if in this [period] Saturn is made unfortunate by Mars, the loss will be greater and stronger; he will have harm from fire and heat, or the blow of a sword, or something similar to that; medicine and physic will strengthen him a little. And if the nativity is nocturnal, grave troubles and sadnesses of many and diverse kinds will happen to him, or some of his relatives will die; he will gain from inheritances; a part of his means will be taken from him; he will suffer constant illness; he will do deeds which will turn to evil and harm for him; all of his deeds he does foolishly; and he will stand for the greater part in vain.
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    Saturn-Jupiter.
    Kings and their like will adorn the native; he will profit from them and from other men; he will be changed from one nobility to another; among his servants he will have much joy and happiness; he will become ill and go on a journey; and the illness and the journey may be at the end of this division. And if the nativity is nocturnal, things will happen to him from which he will have gain; profits will come to him; he will be associated with beneficent men from whom he will have good; he will become ill; he will have good in another way, perhaps he will be increased in servants, or he will marry, if that is proper for him.
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    Saturn-Mars.
    The native will be in an evil state; grave troubles will happen for him; perhaps he will fall from the top of his house or from a beast; because of this he will have grief, fear, and quarrels with his wife, or with other women; they will wish him evil, and men will overcome him and his enemies will trample him under foot; his wife will become ill with a severe illness, or she will die.
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    Saturn-Sun.
    The native will be increased in strength and worth; he will have the dignity of a constableship in judging men; he will be happy and will rejoice concerning his house, fellowship, and his children; he will make journeys; he will have an illness in his head because of a great swelling; he will suffer because of his eyes and sight; he will have a lawsuit with those who are greater than him, and he will be the victor. And if the nativity is nocturnal, there will happen to him many of these significations and conditions, which have been described, according to what is proper for his age.
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    Saturn-Venus.
    Lies will be said about the native and false witness will be born against him; he will have long and constant legal problems, and he will escape from them; he will rejoice in the deaths of his enemies and in the evil and hindrance that will happen to them; severe illnesses will happen to the native in the stomach or in a hidden place of the body, and he will be healed from them; his wife will die, or some great evil or hindrance will happen to her; and he may have a child in this division; and if he has children, one of then will be ill. And if the nativity is nocturnal, there will happen to him of the things and these significations [described above] as many as are appropriate to the age of the native.
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    Saturn-Mercury.
    The native will have weakness in all of his business; he will go on journeys on which he will have injuries and loss; his wife will become ill, and he will have trouble because of this, or because of women; one of those nearest to him will die; his fortune will increase, but he will lose some of it; he will rejoice concerning his brothers and friends; he will have good from his children, his comrades, and his servants; he will involve himself with his comrades and with diverse matters.
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    Saturn-Moon.
    The native will have griefs; he himself will become ill, and one of his sons will die; he will be in a middling state between good and bad, profit and loss; he will go on long journeys on which he will gain wealth; and perhaps in this division, he will be in a foreign place; this will happen to him in the end of this division; and when he goes out of this division, he will gather great wealth; and perhaps unite with another wife.

    jupiterThe Alfridary of Jupiter

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    Jupiter-Jupiter.
    The native will be changed from a low state to a good one; he will go forth from every trouble to every good and happiness; his fortune and his wealth will increase; he will be named among kings; good will be spoken of him; he will have an honorable and great rank. And if Jupiter in the radix is in his own bound or in the bound of Venus, or in any sign of his own triplicity, which are Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius, then [Jupiter] signifies the better in his significations, and signifies a greater prosperity and fortune. If the native is of a high [ranking] family, he may perhaps be a king, or he will have power over cities and lands, and he will have many serving men and women, or he will marry a noble woman; kings will present him with gifts and riches, women and beasts; he will have gain from gifts, and other matters; he will make a treasure, do good and give alms; he will do noble deeds; And if with this Jupiter is in its own exaltation, these significations will be even stronger, and the fortune greater.
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    Jupiter-Mars.
    The native will be sad; he will serve the king in matters concerning which men will be afraid, however, because of this there will happen to the native great troubles or fear, and labor for his wealth; he will go on long journeys; he will have anxiety because of women; he will have affairs with bad women; and perhaps a child will be born to him.
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    Jupiter-Sun.
    The native's understanding will increase; he will be the first minister of a king; his fortune and wealth will be increased; perhaps he will discover treasure; he will have profit without labor; he will be honored by men; he will have dominion and dignity from kings and other men above [all of] his family; he will be placed as custodian over the people; a fortunate child will be born to him.
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    Jupiter-Venus.
    The native will have the means to see kings; he will be a member of the king's ministry; he will have dominion in his own affairs and great fortune; treasure will be entrusted to him on deposit, or he will discover treasure, or he will have profit without labor; his enemies will die; and he will make journeys. And if Jupiter is made unfortunate in this [period] by Saturn or Mars, or Venus is made similarly unfortunate by any of these, this will diminish the aforesaid significations.
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    Jupiter-Mercury.
    The native will be of good morals, patient, benign; and he will stand firm in vain concerning all of his work and business which would [otherwise] be to his advantage; his own friends will fly from him and will become his enemies; and men will say evil of him and defame him; he will marry; a dog, wolf or some other animal will bite him; his house will be destroyed, or a part of it; he will fall from a height; in middle age it is worse in this division than it could be.
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    Jupiter-Moon.
    The native will rise in health and in worth; he will have dominion and dignity in the revenues of a king; he will have dignity, good and advantage from unexpected parts; his trusts will be fulfilled; he will have at one time joy, at another sadness; if he has a brother older than he, the brother will die; some of his substance will be taken from him against his will; he will make journeys in which he will have fear of robbers, and more is likely to happen to him concerning these robbers in the beginning of this division until one year has passed; afterwards he will enter into happiness, joy, and the good.
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    Jupiter-Saturn.
    He will give of his own to the poor; his brothers, friends, comrades will shun him, they will become his enemies, and they will do to him what evil they can; and some of those near to him will make journeys; fear will happen to the native because of the king, and from this cause and [also] by reason of his children he will have injury to his substance, and they will despise him; if he lends from his substance, he will not recover it, or if he does recover it, [it will be] with effort, and after one year.

    Mars The Alfridary of Mars

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    Mars-Mars.
    He will be an evil-doer and thief; hardships will happen to him, and great, long legal conflicts; his enemies will be moved against him, they will do evil to him, they will damage his status with regard to kings and great men; troubles will happen to him because of his parents; he will escape from all of this; fear and great impediment from wolves, fire, the sword, water, winds, medicines, or thieves will happen to him. And if he sows any seed, it will be harmed by water; he will make long journeys; he will become ill from a swelling of the head or in his eyes, or stomach ache, and for him this can last for twenty days; he will employ much medicine on account of it. And if [the natal] Mars in this [period] is in the term of Jupiter or Venus, it signifies that the impediment will come to him from his enemies and that he will escape from it.
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    Mars-Sun.
    Friends and brothers will shun and flee from the native; and because of the king troubles will happen to him; he will be arrested because of his comrades, and this will last perhaps 25 days; pain and illness will happen to him in hidden places; perhaps he will fall from the top of his house; perhaps he will kill a king, or someone like a king; his wife will die; his children will receive harm, or one them will die.
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    Mars-Venus.
    The native will love songs, pleasures and games, and will involve himself with these and with bedding women; he will associate with those who deal with prostitutes and with prostitutes; he will have peace with his wife, and fellowship with robbers, and prosperity from them.
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    Mars-Mercury.
    Hardship and injury will happen to the native; he will go from his own place into foreign lands; and griefs and hindrances will happen to him because of those who lie; evil will be said about him; an evil name will be given to him, and he will be called a liar; his friends will become his enemies; perhaps there will happen for him an occasion on account of which he will be destroyed.
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    Mars-Moon.
    The native will be arrested, and troubles will happen to him; at length he will escape from all of it; he will lose what he has acquired because of something he has done; he will spend his substance in working the land, and if he is wealthy, he will become poor, and when he is poor, he will flee his country; whatever happens to him, harm will come to his substance; if he buys a servant, the servant will die. And if his parents are alive, one of them will die in this division; his friends will flee from him; legal disputes will happen to him, and he will overcome those who quarrel with him.
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    Mars-Saturn.
    For the native there will happen troubles of diverse kinds. If he has a father, the father will die; part of his substance will go forth from his hand; others will despise the native; he will be afflicted by a great infirmity, perhaps the quartan fever; there will happen to him an involution of the senses, but he will escape from all of this; his relatives will fly from him; he will have strife with his wife, and perhaps they will be separated from each other; infirmities will happen to his sons, if he has any; perhaps they willdie or be lost.
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    Mars-Jupiter.
    The native will exalted, and if he does not have any financial worth, it will come to him; he will overcome all of those who oppose him and those who have legal conflicts with him; he despise men; he will have good and profit because of legal actions; he will love weapons and those things which are like weapons, and he will make profit in that area; his financial returns will grow; he will rejoice in his wife, comrades, and his children; a son will be born to him; his daughter, if he has one, will die; and he will not become tired of any work or magistery which he does.

    dragon's head The Alfridary of the Dragon's Head & Tail dragon's tail

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    The Dragon's Head.
    The native will be fortunate; he will associate with noble men; he will be faithful in his deeds and words. and he will give precepts to others of his people; he will have a lucrative dignity in his own country; he will gain wealth through legal affairs or inheritances; he will feed many servants and be loved by women.
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    The Dragon's Tail.
    Troubles will happen to the native; he will shun his friends, and hold them in contempt, and have strife with his children and wife; and he will know many losses for the sake of a woman; troubles will happen to him; he will be afflicted with a grave illness, but he will at last recover.

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