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To: alt.lucky.w
From: Christopher Warnock 
Subject: Re: hair
Date: Thu, 06 Apr 2000 17:12:48 GMT

Here is some traditional, i.e. pre-Enlightenment,  electional astrology from
William Ramesey's 1653 Astrologia Restaurata, for picking a time to cut

Containing the Rules of Election in the Cutting of Hair

Always place the Moon in common [mutable] signs, well dignified, but
especially in earthy signs...some say Virgo is not to be chosen; I conceive
the reason was because it was a barren sign; therefore in the cutting of
hair, that you would not have to grow suddenly, place the Moon in either
Virgo, Gemini or Leo, decreasing in light and motion, and afflicted by
Saturn.  But if you desire your hair to grow speedily, let the ascendant be
one of the fruitful signs; as also the Moon, viz. in Cancer, Scorpio or
Pisces; but let the Moon be increasing in light and motion, and let her be
in Sextile or Trine of the Lord of the Ascendant or the party's Nativity,
but have special regard the Moon be free from the malevolent impedition of
Saturn or Mars for they will cause much scurff and dandriff at the roots of
the hair.  But if you desire it be thick, let the Moon be in Opposition of
the Sun and the ascendant and the Moon free from aspects of the malevolents.

Christopher Warnock

catherine yronwode wrote:

> John M. Hansen wrote:
> >
> > Many years ago I was told that to make your hair grow you should
> > cut it only on the New Moon in a water sign.  These are Scorpio,
> > Cancer, and Pisces. I have found that ths works quite well.  My
> > wife has long hair, which is trimmed (by me) only three times a
> > year.
> > Best Wishes,
> > John M Hansen
> Water signs, eh? That's a new one on me -- i had always heard "New
> Moon," like i said, but never "water signs." Interesting, and i can see
> the logic behind it, of course. Fire signs would be bad for hair, air
> signs not so great either; earth signs better, but water signs best of
> all. I shall add your coda to my hair-and-moon form letter, John.
> Thanks! You're the best!
> I also need to write a short form letter on planting by the moon, i
> suppose. This is something i thought "everyone" knew about, but recently
> i have found that lots of city folks have lost the knowledge ... time
> for "reclaiming," i guess.
> cat yronwode
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