Of the signe Scorpio. chap. 17.
MIsael sayth, the signe that is called Scorpio, is watrie, colde, pight, and a night signe, the first house of Mars, the exaltation of no Planet. Venus is his Lord by daye, and Mars by night: and the Moone is partner with them, of Tri∣plicitie is the fourth. His first face is gi∣uen to Mars, the second to the Sunne, the third to Venus. Of the part of man, it serueth the members of generation, the bladder and the reines: & giueth a ruddy face and litle, much haire, small eien, long legs, & great féete. And he maketh a man light and vnstable, wrathfull, & a lyar. And is called the house of death, and of trauaile, of harme, & of domage, of strife, of battaile, of guilefulnesse, and feluesse, and of wit. Heereof speaketh Albumasar.* In the second degree of Scorpio the stars Hiades arise, and causeth greate di∣sturbaunce and distemperaunce in the aire.
(*Hiades are seuen stars, whose names are Ambrosia, Eudora, Palitlioe, Coro∣nis, Plexauro, Pytho, & Tythe, they bée troublous, and raise stormes & windes. They go down the .14. Kalends of May: Poets haue named them the daughters of Atlas & Aetheria, wherfore they be al∣so called Atlantides: Atlas of Maurita∣nia, as the Gréeks supposed, did first find out the course of the stars, by an excellēt imagination: it is supposed he was a∣bout the yéeres. 1599. afore the incarnati∣on: of so great antiquitie is the science of Astronomie.
And thereafter ariseth Taurus. In ye 22. degrée therof Pliades go downe: & thē the wether & the aire is cléere. And that signe is called Scorpio. For a scorpion is a beast that stingeth gladly with ye taile. Also the Sun being in that parte of Zo∣diacus, that is called Scorpio is cause of hurting, and of punching of mans body. For then he withdraweth and giueth lesse heate to the ayre, whereby the ayre béeing distempered in colde, gréeueth and puncheth the bodye soone, as Isidore sayth.