Batman vppon Bartholome his booke De proprietatibus rerum, newly corrected, enlarged and amended: with such additions as are requisite, vnto euery seuerall booke: taken foorth of the most approued authors, the like heretofore not translated in English. Profitable for all estates, as well for the benefite of the mind as the bodie. 1582.
Bartholomaeus, Anglicus, 13th cent., Trevisa, John, d. 1402., Batman, Stephen, d. 1584.

Of the signe Libra. cap. 16.

MIsael saith, that the signe that is cal∣led Libra is watrie, male, vnstable, a daye signe, the house of Venus, the first Page  127 exaltatiō of Saturn, in 21. degrées therof. Venus is his Lord by day, & Saturn{us} by night, Mercurius & Iupiter be both part∣ners with them, of Triplicitie in ye third: His first face is giuen to the Moone, the second to Saturnus,* the third to Iupiter. In mans body he ruleth ye nether parts, the wombe, the guts, and the nauell. And he is the house of wiues, sponsalles, and marriages, of strife, thefte, and robberye, and this saith Albumasar. In the fifth de∣gree of the signe of Libra, the starre that is called Leo, ariseth and chaungeth and heateth the aire. In the. 2. degrée ariseth Corona, and maketh much troubling of the aire.

*Corona, the signe of Ariadne (the wife of Theseus king of Athens, who was much defaced by breaking his fayth which he had promised to the daughter of Minos, king of Cret, leauing her in the Ile Naxas, notwithstanding she sa∣ued his life) which hath nine starres in forme of a crowne.

And in the .23. degrée ariseth the starres that be called Hyades and Ves∣pertio, and then is more perturbation of ye aire. And thereafter ariseth Virgo. And this signe hath his name of Libra, of a ballance that is ye instrument of wei∣eng. For the Sunne being in that part of heuen yt is called Libra, maketh daies and nights euen like and long, as Isidore saith.