We must understand besides this that if it is true

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We must understand besides this that if it is true that when a thing perishes it becomes the opposite of what it was, it is necessary also that what is not under the sway of that which made it must change into tis opposite. After theses premises it will perhaps be now clearer for what reason one embryo becomes female and another male – for when the first principle does not bear sway and cannot concoct the nourishment through lack of nor bring it into its proper form, but is defeated in this respect, then must needs the material which it works on change into its opposite. Now the female is opposite to the male, and that in so far as the one is female and the other male. And since it differs in its faculty, its organ also is different, so that the embryo changes into this state. And as one part of first-rate importance changes, the whole system of the animal differs greatly in form along with it. Written notes” - Nature always does that is o Necessary o For the best (always has a reason) - Soul is what gives things life - 3 souls o grow (using the environment to grow) o desires o rational – only humans have this 4.3 Divination - if a man’s face is covered with a yellow paste, his lips are covered with a film, his eyes secrete yellow (stuff) and his right eye squints, he will die - if his face is deformed, he will die - if his face is deformed and his tongue is yellow, his body is yellow, he is ill in the stomach and he will die on the third day - if something is like this, this will happen essentially 6.1 Babylonian Astronomy Lunar phenomena modeled - full moons - new moons - eclipses Planetary phenomena - first stations - last stations - first appearances - last appearances all of these depend on the planet’s motion plus the motion of the sun - the sun’s speed through the zodiac is not constant over the course of a year – speeds up and slows down
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- takes about 93 days for the sun to travel the 90 degrees from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox, but only 89 days to travel the 90 from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox - which is to say that the sun moves slower in summer and faster in winter how do we model this - system A o we assume that the sun goes one speed (30degrees per mean lunar month) for the part of the year and (28 per mo) for the rest of the year o 30 for 6 ¼ months and 28 for 5 ¾ months o 2 columns first tracks the sun’s changing speed second tracks its position in the zodiac (degrees) - System B o Sun’s speeds up or slows down a bit each month (31, 30, 29) until it reaches a maximum or minimum at which point it changes direction o Linear zigzag function 6.2 Early Greek Astron and calendars distances of the planets from earth 1. Saturn – 1. Sun 2. Jupiter – 2. Venus 3. Mars – 3. Mercury 4. Sun – 4. Moon 5. Venus – 5. Saturn 6. Mercury – 6. Jupiter 7. Moon – 7. Mars 8. Saturn – 8. Sun Saturday – Saturn Sun – Sunday Moon – Monday Mars – Mardi Jupiter – jeudi Venus – vendredi 6.3. Astrology - everything is fixed relative to local horizon -
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