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Cepheus (Aquarius)

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Aquila (Aquarius)

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Andromeda (Pisces)

Post by Jim Eshelman » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:45 pm

Next shines Andromeda; she leaves the Sea,
And on the Right joins Pisces twelfth Degree.
Bright she appears, and gay with sparkling Fires,
As when young Perseus first felt warm desires.
Unhappy Maid! exposed to rage Divine,
A faultless Victim for her Mother's sin:
When Seas let loose o'reflow'd the fruitful Plain,
And Earth now fear'd its ruin from the Main;
Nought could appease, but to the injur'd Flood
The Maid resign'd, to quench its rage with Blood.
This was her Bridal, in her Robes of State;
But not provided for so sad a Fate,
Glorious she lookt, and like the setting Sun,
Greater, tho not so fierce, her Beauty shone,
No joyful Torch its ominous Flames did spread,
No Vows were heard to crown her fruitful Bed;
But Growns and Tears, e're Death prounc'd her doom
The Maid was born alive to her own Tomb.

[There is a great deal more I haven't yet typed here.]
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Pegasus (Pisces)

Post by Jim Eshelman » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:46 pm

With Pisces twenty-first Degree to fly
The Horse begins, and beats the yielding Sky;
His Births shall Health, and vigorous Strength enjoy,
For Action quick, and nimble for employ.
They in Tik rounds shall rein the Amag'd Steed,
Or sweep the Plain, Deceiving with their speed:
Or pfoudly Mounted they shall boldly dare
Heroic Acts, and lead the crowd to War:
Or else be nimble Messengers, and move
With greater swiftness than a flying Dove:
Send both with like advice, the [obscure] shall bring
Rturns, whilst t'other lags with lazy Wing,
Or they shall study Herbs, and strength impart
To Beats, and e'enm to Man enlarge their Art.
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Hercules, The Kneeler (Pisces)

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Cetus (Pisces)

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