Thursday, April 20, 2017

La Maison Rustique - Knowledge of the Movements of the Moon and Sun (fifteenth and sixteenth days)

From: L'agriculture et maison rustique, Charles Estienne (Rouen, 1658).

That the Farmer should have 
the knowledge of the movements of the Moon and the Sun,
of their abilities and effects upon rustic things.

(Chapter 9)


[fifteenth and sixteenth day of the moon]

The fifteenth day will be indifferent, that is to say, it will be neither good nor bad.  The sick will not die of the illness that they have.  Dreams will be certain and happen within ten days. The child born will be under the influence of Venus.

On the sixteenth day Job was born, and for this reason it is good to buy and subdue horses, oxen, and other beasts. The sick will be in great danger of death if they don’t change the air in the house. Dreams will have their effect. The child born on this day will live long.

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