Links to translation of Dorotheus: Carmen Astrologicum, by e. Dorotheus of Sidon, who appears to have lived in Alexandria, flourished in the first century AD. He wrote his Pentateuch (five books) on. CARMEN ASTROLOGICUM. translated by David Pingree. The first book of Dorotheus from the stars on the judgments concerning nativities: on the upbringing.

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For the first time in this edition: Dorotheus bases much of his interpretative methods on the triplicity rulers, by day and by night. The E-mail Address es you entered is astfologicum not in a valid format.

If it is different, then this is misery.

Links to translation of Dorotheus of Sidon: Carmen Astrologicum

Arrival of Mercury in the places Now I will cause to pass by you [in review] the things in which I showed you [what to do] if you wish to judge the nativity with regard to property and fortune. Calculate it by day from the degree of the Sun to the degree in which Saturn is, and by night from Saturn to the Sun, and add to it the degrees of the ascendant [by day] and subtract it from the ascendant [by night] thirty [degrees at a time], and look where its lord is situated.

Similarly if Venus is in a cardine or what follows a cardine, except that its strength is not the equal of Jupiter’s strength save in the matter of women, then there will be seen for him because of these two participation in livelihood and pleasure. Look concerning one who will see the death of his brothers, look at these two lots, and count from the degree of the lot to the degree to which Saturn casts its rays in quartile or opposition or presence, as according to this the native will see the death of his brother, especially if Mars aspects or is stationary in this place.

If you don’t find a malefic or a benefic in what is between the ascendant and the midheaven, say that this [native] is the first-born, but if he is not the first-born, then the one who is before him will not be counted and there is no good in him, [but he is] a miscarried fetus or [something] like that, or it indicates the death of the one who is before him.

This Religius Sytem will not acknowledge that. If you find the two luminaries, both of them, injured from opposition or quartile, then look from the conjunction or the fullness [of the Moon] as this will indicate to you whatever of that you wish. If all of them are in a cadent, then look at where are the lord of the seventh sign and the lord of the eighth sign and the lord of the eleventh sign, which is the sign of fortune, and the lord of the fifth sign and the lord of the cardine, the fourth.

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If the Sun is in the terms of the benefics, then it is better, and it indicates with this that the native will inherit this from his father. If the lord of the lot of wedding is under the rays of the Sun or under the earth while the malefics aspect [it] and it aspects its own place, then he will have intercourse with whores and slave girls or he will have intercourse with one with whom a multitude of men has had intercourse.


Whoever has Scorpio or Cancer or Pisces for his ascendant, know that his mother will bear numerous children. If you find the lot of fortune in the sixth or twelfth [place], this is an indicator of service.

There are some experts who consider in a diurnal nativity how many planets are above the earth, in a nocturnal how many below the earth, then in accordance with that number they predict the [number of] brothers. If you look concerning its condition and the condition of its lord and the aspectors of these two, they will show you the condition of [his] livelihood.

If you find Venus in a bad place and Jupiter and Mars aspect [it] while the lords of its triplicity are in midheaven, then the aspect of Mars indicates that she will long for marriage. But if you find the lords of the triplicity of Venus in a bad place or a cadent, corrupted, or they are under the rays of the Sun or near the West, then predict differently from that about the badness of the marriage because those who are born will be of those who will never marry or whose marriage is with slave girls or whores or old women who are disgraced or those young in years, or he is a leaser of whores; we have seen someone in [a nativity] like this who leased his wife, and he was disgraced in this.

Paperbackpages. If Mercury and with it Venus aspect the lot, it indicates a wife [who is] a singer or a dancer. Judgment concerning the matter of the upbringing of the native If by day Mars is with the lord of the lot of fortune or aspects it from quartile or opposition, then there is no good in it. If it is thus in a bad nativity, then his condition [tends] toward deterioration.

Book three is on the Dorotheus of Sidon, who appears to have lived in Alexandria, flourished in the first century AD. Saturn and the Sun indicate older brothers. If you find the dodecatemorion of the Moon with malefics or they aspect it, then this is an indication of misfortune for the native. Because the diurnal planets rejoice in the East and the nocturnal planets rejoice in the West, what I told you of this is secure.

And many, many lots, all defined. Don’t have an account? If you rind the lord of the lot of the father in a bad place while the lord of the Sun and the Sun are not aspecting the ascendant, this indicates a terrible death for his father. Some features of WorldCat will not be available.

In the nativities of women, if you wish to know how many husband[s] she will marry, then count from midheaven to Mars, but if Mars is in midheaven then count from midheaven to Jupiter; whatever number of planets is between these two, say this is the number [of men] whom she will astrolobicum. If that planet is a malefic, it indicates the death of him who is after him [the native].


If with this it [the Sun] is in the term[s] of the malefics, it indicates the squandering of his father’s property. Knowledge of the division of the planets with regard to good and evil If you find the Sun in the seventh sign, it indicates the separation of his parents, one of the two from his companion. If you find the Sun and the lord of the triplicity of the Sun in a cadent sign in a bad position, then judge for the native and his father affliction and misery, and [that] sometimes his father will desire his expulsion and his ousting from his house, and his nursing will not reach weaning at the whim of his father till the time he is cut off, because in a diurnal nativity the Sun and the lords of its triplicity carmeen the father, and the Moon and the lords of its triplicity [indicate] the matter of the native and of the mother.

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Book three is on the length of life. Especially if Jupiter aspects the Moon, then he will have intercourse with his mistress or his lady or the wife of one of the nobles. If the lot and its lord are thus in the sixth or twelfth or the malefics aspect [them] or [they are] under the rays of astrologiucm Sun, then they have no power and no efficacy.

Lot of transit with respect to children. Knowledge of the lot [in] the nativity of a woman. If in the birth of a slave Venus is in a cardine without the aspect of the malefics, this is an indicator of manumission. Dorothei Sidonii Carmen astrologicum Author: If you car,en Mars in the second sign from the Sun.

If you find the first lord of the triplicity of the lot of fortune not aspecting the lot, but the second is aspecting [it], then some of the native’s property will be squandered and some will remain. If you wish to consider the parents of the native, look for his father from the Sun and the lord of its triplicity because from these planet[s] are known the lineage of his father and his livelihood [respectively].

It is worse than this if the Moon is in a feminine sign, and [even] worse than this if Venus is injured. If the Moon is in the seventh place from the ascendant free from the benefics and a malefic is in one of the cardines, then the women give birth to what has no escape from ruin. If you find the Moon and Mercury together in the ascendant and Jupiter in the cardine of the earth, it atsrologicum life, if God — He is exalted! If you find it in opposition to the lot, then it is an indicator of enmity and separation.