An Introduction to Astrology

William Lilly

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An Introduction to Astrology by William Lilly, was first published in 1647, under the title Christian Astrology. One of the best known post-classical works on Astrology, this present edition, heavily edited, was released under the current title in 1852. Horary Astrology, the subject of this book, interprets planetary positions to answer a wide range of questions, from lost dogs and stolen fish, to the death of kings. While there is a basic repertoire of interpretations, the horoscope is used as a jumping off point for the astrologer's intuition. And Lilly apparently had spectacularly good intuition. His famous prediction of the London fire of 1666 was so accurate that he was suspected of starting it, a charge he was later acquitted of. Lilly also used Astrology in medical practice and this book discusses the use of horoscopes in diagnosing diseases, determining whether a patient will die or get better, and so on.

This book has 99,284 words, and 211 pages in the PDF version. This edition was originally published in 1852.

Production notes: This ebook of An Introduction to Astrology was published by Global Grey in 2019, and updated on the 31st December 2022. The artwork used for the cover is 'Falling stars' by Franz Stuck.

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