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The Conjuror’s Magazine

Vol 1 No 10 (May 1792) pp.401-2.

 

The astrological configuration for Spring has already been used for his astrological notice published in March (p.342) The opening subtitle “Farther verifications” suggests it is a continuation of the earlier piece, and the forecast of a “fine Spring” (printed in May!) may be a sign that it was written at the same time but held back. Note the expressions of loyalty towards the King.

 

  ASTROLOGY.

 

SPRING QUARTER

 

FARTHER VERIFICATIONS.

 

I Now, under Spring, treat of a configuration, wherein Kings are all POWER and DIRECTION—wherein their mandates find no delay nor disappointment in execution.  called by me Georgeanos figures on the mid-heaven, Mars, lord of the ascendant, obeys his orders punctually. Females condescend very much; they favour low sort of people, sorcerers, recluses, and servants—they succumb to the lowest. Mars, ingenious, and  active, sedate, people are proud, vindictive, marshal, safe. Everything will be complete; there will be no half and half doings this quarter—for all the angles, with the Moon, Venus, Georgeanos, are fixed.

The opposition of Saturn and Jupiter (whom Moore [E1] calls the two GRAND INFORTUNES, and perhaps justly, as at present marked) may probably through Spain, France, and England, set the bad spirits of Russia and Austria at loggerheads.

Be not surprised if bishops and dignitaries of the Church be more intent on Venus than Jupiter, though matters will be conducted jovially, and Jupiter helps them. Some great person is intent on pleasure and uxorious enjoyment. I am not inclined to contradict Moore’s predictions this quarter; let the effects be seen.

This quarter promises an end to matters begun in the winter quarter.

This quarter destroys scorpions and fifth brothers, or sisters. A fine Spring will succeed, and end with introducing a fine Summer. The careful gardener prevents blights.

 

TO AUSTRIA

 

Let him that girdeth on his sword boast as he who taketh it off. [E2]

 

OF AUSTRIA

 

And I will leave him neither root nor branch—For strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. [E3]

 

FRANCE

 

The Lord is my rock and my fortress, and my deliverer. [E4]

Thou hast also given me the necks of my enemies, that I might destroy them that hate me—Then did I beat them small as the dust of the earth; I did stamp them as the mire of the street, and did spread them abroad. [E5]

 

TO THE FRENCH

 

Your hands are not bound, nor your feet put in fetters.[E6]

Peace, peace to them that are afar off, and to them that are near, saith the Lord. [E7]

 

TO ENGLAND

 

I will restore thy Judges as at the first, and thy Counsellors as at the beginning—afterward thou shall be called a city of righteousness, the faithful City. [E8]

Give, O God! thy judgments unto the KING and thy righteousness to the KING’S SON. [E9]

A King shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment; and a man shall be a hiding-place from the wind, a covert from the tempest, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land. [E10]

 

TO THE KING OF ENGLAND

 

Behold! all they that despise thee shall perish! [E11]

This day will I begin to put the fear of thee, and the dread of thee, upon the nations that are under the whole heaven; who shall hear report of thee, and shall tremble and be in anguish because of thee: It is done—I am Alpha and Omega. [E12]

The leading maxim of the King must now be Fortiter in re [resolute in execution]. He will preserve the suaviter in modo [gentle in manner] where HE can: but subordinately to the first. [E13] The King of Poland and French nation must do the same to strangers, that the King of England is obliged to do to his own subjects. Their first object must be to be FEARED—and then to be LOVED.

 

        B.

 

 

 

 

Editorial Notes

 

[E1] An annual almanac containing astronomical /astrological data and predictions . Vox Stellarum, by Francis Moore. Published annually from 1699 to the present. It is now known as Old Moore’s Almanac. See Curry, 113-117.

[E2] Untraced. Although it sounds biblical, unlike all the following quotations it doesn’t appear to come from the bible.

[E3] Malachi 4:1.

[E4] 2 Samuel 22:2.

[E5] 2 Samuel 22:41 & 43.

[E6] From 2 Samuel 3:34.

[E7] Isaiah 57:19

[E8] Isaiah 1:26

[E9] Psalm 72:1

[E10] Isaiah 32:1-2.

[E11] Acts 13:41

[E12] Deut 2:25 “This day … of thee”. Rev. 21:6: “It is…Omega.”

[E13] Fortiter in re, suaviter in modo - resolute in execution, gentle in manner are two parts of the same saying.