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observation, that, without deviating from probability and truth, and agreeable to the rules of art, we may assert Venus to be the regent of such a fruit; and hence, whenever it is direéted as a medicine, the best time of gathering it, for application, with full efficacy, is, when she is lady of the hour, and more particularly when she is well located in either of her houses or exaltations, and not in any bad aspect with either of the malignant planets.
To illustrate this matter farther by, example, it will be necessary to exhibit a Decumbiture, wherein the planetary influence and the utility of this know
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Always let the planet that governs the herb be angular, and the stronger the better, if they can ; in herbs of Saturn, let Saturn be in the ascendant, and in the herbs of Mars, let Mars be in the mid-heaven, for in those houses they delight; let the moon apply to them by good aspect, and let her not be in the houses of her enemies; if you cannot well stay till she apply to them, let her apply to a planet of the fame triplicity; and if you cannot wait that time neither, let her be with a fixed