Joseph Blagrave: The Rulerships of Minerals and Stones (1682)

Text Copyright 2007 J. Lee Lehman

This material is excerpted from Blagrave’s work:

Blagrave, Joseph. 1682. Blagrave’s Introduction to Astrology in Three Parts. Obad. Blagrave: London, pp 44-


Saturn

Minerals: Lead, Coals, and dross of all Metals

Stones: All black, or ashey-coloured stones

Jupiter

Minerals: Tin

Stones: Amethyst, Beazoar, Crystal, Emerald, Hiacinth, Marble, Saphire, Topaz, and all common Stones of blewish colour, or red mixt with green.

Mars

Minerals: Iron, Antimony, Arsenick, Brimstone, Ocre

Stones: The many-coloured Amethyst, Adamant, Bloodstone, Load-stone, Jasper, Red Lead, or Vermillion, and all common red stones.

Sun

Minerals: Gold

Stones: Ruby, Carbuncle, Hyacinth, and Chrysolite

Venus

Minerals: All Latten Ware, white Copper, sometimes Silver

Stones: white Coral, Chrysolite, light silky-coloured Saphire, Diamond, Alabaster, and all stones which are white of colour

Mercury

Mineral: Quick-silver

Stones: Agates, Topaz, Marcasite, or Fire-stone, and all stones of divers Colours

Moon

Mineral: Silver

Stones: The Crystal, the Selenite, and all soft white Stones

The Faces, According to Ramesey and Coley

©  2001 J. Lee Lehman

Sometimes called the Chaldean decanates, the Faces are the form of weak dignity that consists of 10 degree slices of the zodiac. The earliest decans known are Egyptian. The following interpretations are according to Ramesey (pp 73-75) and Coley (pp 484-488).


1st Face of Aries

You have an image of boldness, strength, magnanimity, undauntedness, unshamefulness, resoluteness and confidence.

2nd Face of Aries

You have an image of nobleness, might, majesty, power, renown and authority.

3rd Face of Aries

You have an image of effeminacy, mildness, joy, merryment, full of sport and play. You are acute, and addicted to music.

1st Face of Taurus

You have an image of farming, sowing, building, giving of laws, precepts and practical learning.

2nd Face of Taurus

You have an image of power, dignity and authority, depopulating lands, and constraining the people.

3rd Face of Taurus

You have an image of misery, servitude, poverty, necessity and cruelty.

1st Face of Gemini

You have an image of writing, clerking, accounting, living by your wits, and of giving and receiving petitions or writings that have no profit or utility.

2nd Face of Gemini

You have an image of labor, oppression, trouble and obtaining nothing without study. It is too easy to have a nasty wit, full of subtle, cunning, and dishonest actions.

3rd Face of Gemini

You have an image of foolish pleasures, dull wit, forgetfulness, disdain, jearing, scoffing and boldness.

1st Face of Cancer

You have an image of wealth, strength, understanding, wit and power, desiring favor of all men, but also addicted to sexual pursuits that may get in the way of that favor.

2nd Face of Cancer

You have an image of a pleasant life, sport, mirth, women, riches, fertility and abundance.

3rd Face of Cancer

You have an image of hunting, martial exercises, quarrels, gaining wealth through strife, pursuing fugitives, gaining strength and arms, and opposing others.

1st Face of Leo

You have an image, while handsome in shape, taking yourself too much into account, which can lead to of cruelty, mischief, and violence. Your are capable of induring labor and toil. You have the appearance of boldness and lust.

2nd Face of Leo

You have an image of quarrels and of mischief, causing wars and strife, yet victory over others in the end.

3rd Face of Leo

You have an image of peace, love and friendship, attempting to avoid leaving your goods and abode for the fear of War or Commotions.

1st Face of Virgo

You have an image of farming, and of gathering wealth and riches.

2nd Face of Virgo

You have an image of gaining, and growing rich, of covetiveness, entreating and desiring the help of others for the purpose of self-advancement.

3rd Face of Virgo

You have an image of old age, weakness, and decrepitness; of destroying people, and pulling up trees by the root. You may lose a limb.

1st Face of Libra

You have an image of Justice, Right and Truth, helping the weak and needy, complete and handsome in shape. You may become a judge, or help the poor.

2nd Face of Libra

You have an image of quiet, profit and happy life.

3rd Face of Libra

You have an image of gluttony, riot, lechery, reveling and following ill courses, being much addicted to bad company.

1st Face of Scorpio

You have an image of quarreling and rashness.

2nd Face of Scorpio

You have an image of contentions, strife, seditions, theft, of sowing mischief and debate amongst men, and of deceit.

3rd Face of Scorpio

You have an image of wars, violence, peevishness, pride, drunkenness, or rapes and fornications.

1st Face of Sagittarius

You have an image of boldness, undauntedness, freedom and strength.

2nd Face of Sagittarius

You have an image of trouble in mind, fear, mistrust, with scars, both physical and mental.

3rd Face of Sagittarius

You have an image of obstinacy and willfulness, and selfish, neither will you by any means be beat out of them. You are mischievous, quarrelsome, and apt in, and delighting in odious, abhorred, and vile actions.

1st Face of Capricorn

You have an image of handsome form and shape, loving to ramble, to be merry and sport. You will gain and lose by your traveling ways.

2nd Face of Capricorn

You have an image of seeking things that cannot be attained, nor brought to perfection. You are so inquisitive that you will devote a prodigious amount of study to a mere curiosity.

3rd Face of Capricorn

You have an image of covetous desire to rule and govern or have riches at your disposal, suspecting and mistrusting all.

1st Face of Aquarius

You have an image of the need for great wealth, and you experience continual trouble for money and profit, never at rest, ever in labor and toil, yet you remain poor and indigent.

2nd Face of Aquarius

You have an image of comeliness and beauty, of understanding, modesty, mildness, clemency, of good behavior, and of a handsome composed shape.

3rd Face of Aquarius

You have an image of contentions, repinings, and strife. You are hated for no cause.

1st Face of Pisces

You have an image that is constantly shifting from place to place in your thoughts, of a good nature and handsome, of much diligence, flitting from one place to another for the procuring of a name and riches.

2nd Face of Pisces

You have an image of haughtiness, and a high disposition, seeking after great and high things.

3rd Face of Pisces

You have an image of concupiscence and lust, and delight with women, yet loving rest and quietness.