Saturday, April 16, 2016

Moles, from Lilly's Book of Knowledge

From The Lilly Book of Knowledge
Written by Erra Pater, a Jewish Doctor in Astronomy and Physic,
Made English by W. Lilly, Student in Physic and Astrology.
(William Lilly lived on the 17th century, and his Book of Knowledge was reprinted - and edited, also.)

This was in the book published 1796 in Worcester

A MOLE on the forehead of a man or woman, denotes they will grow rich, and attain to great possessions, being beloved of their friends and neighbours.

A mole on the eyebrow shews a man to be incontinent, and given to the love of women; but if it be a woman, it signifies a good husband.

He or she that has a mole on the nose, signifies they love their pleasure more than any thing else.

A mole on the chin, shews the party shall never stand in need of his kin, but shall get money and grow very rich.

A mole on the neck, denotes him honorable and prudent in all his actions; but if a woman, it shews her a weak judgment, and apt to believe the worst of her husband.

A mole on a man's shoulder signifies adversity, and threatens him with an unhappy end; but a woman having a mole in the same place, shews she shall abound in honor and riches.

A man or woman having a mole on the wrist or hand denotes increase of children, but affliction in old age.

A man or woman having a mole near the heart up∣on the breast, shews them irregular, wicked, and malicious.

A mole on the belly shews the person shall be addicted to gluttony and lasciviousness.

A mole on the knee shews a man shall be fortunate in marrying, and that his wife shall be beautiful, virtuous, and very wealthy; a woman having one in the same place shews she shall be virtuous, happy, and fruitful in children.

A mole on the foot shews a man shall get riches and be happy in his children; if a woman hath the same it also betokens her the same happiness.

This was in the New York 1806 version
This was taken from The Little Gipsy Girl; OR, Universal Fortune Teller. printed in London 1799

III. Of the signification of Moles in any Part of the Body.

IF either Man or Woman shall have a Mole on the Place right against the Heart, it doth denote them undoubtedly to be wicked.

If a mole be seen on a man or woman's belly it doth demonstrate he or she shall be a great feeder or glutton.

If either man or woman shall have a mole on the bottom of the belly, it doth argue much debility, and to be often sick.

If a man shall have a mole on the knee, he shall then certainly obtain a comely and wealthy wife.

And if that woman shall have a mole on the right knee, signifieth her to be honest and virtuous; if on the left, then shall she enjoy many children.

If a man shall have a mole overthwart the nose, it doth denote that he shall wander hither and thither, through countries and cities.

A mole standing on a woman's nose doth portend that she shall travel on foot throguh sundry countries.

If a man hath a mole on the gullet or throat, it doth demonstrate that he shall become very rich.

If a woman hath a mole on the nether jaw, it doth indicate that she shall lead her life in sorrow and pain of body which shall hinder her from attaining and bearing of children: If a man shall have the form of moles on his tongue, it doth demonstrate that he shall marry with a rich and beautiful woman.

If either man or women shall have a mole on any part of the lip, it doth portend that he or she be a great feeder or glutton: and to be much beloved, and very amorous.

If a man shall have a mole on the chin, it doth argue that he shall be rich both in the substance of money and possessions.

Also a woman having a mole on the same place, it doth foretel that she shall come to the like wealth as the man, and that she hath besides the same, a like mole aloft or against the milt.

If a man shall have a mole in either of the ears, it doth argue that he shall be rich, and much reverenced and spoken of.

If a woman hath a mole in the like place, it doth denote the same good hap and fortune to her; and that besides she hath the like placed on the thigh or hams.

If either man or woman have a mole on the neck, it doth promise that they shall become very rich.

If a man shall have a mole in a manner behind the neck, it doth demonstrate that he shall be beheaded, except God (through earnest prayer) prevent the same.

If as well the man as the woman shall have a mole on the loins, it doth demonstrate a weak and poor kindred, and to be always needy.

If a man shall have a mole on the throat, it doth promise that he shall marry both with a beautiful and rich woman.

If a woman shall have a mole on the same place it doth signify that she shall also marry both with a wealthy, and very fair, or comely man.

If either in the man or woman's hand a mole appear, it doth denote prosperity, good luck, and enjoyment of children.

If either the man or woman shall have a mole on the breast, it doth threaten that he or she shall be much harmed by poverty.

A mole on the left side of the stomach, denotes a luxurious person.

A mole on the left shoulder, denotes trouble and affliction.

A mole on the left shoulder, near the arm, denotes the person given to quarrels, strife and hatred.

A mole in the middle of the stomach, denotes dangerous disease.

A mole on the right side of the forehead, promises riches and prosperity, and the like signifies a mole on the right temple.

A mole on the left corner of the eye, denotes the party subject to melancholy, and diseases that proceed thereform.

A mole on the left cheek, denotes poverty and affliction.

A mole on the lower part or tip of the right ear, threatens the party with drowning.

A mole near the bottom of the nostrils, predicts a man or woman fortunate or lucky.

A mole on the middle of the right breast, denotes the person ingenious, and given to industry.

A mole on the left side of the belly, denotes affliction and crosses.

A mole on the left buttock, threaten sickness and trouble.

A mole on hte right foot, denotes the party to be endowed with wisdom and eloquence.

A mole on the left foot, denotes rash actions whereby the party shall be endangered.

A mole on the huckle-bone, promises good fortune.

A mole on the groin, or the right side, denotes good fortune, and on the left, the contrary.

A mole on the eye-brow, signifies speedy marriage, and a good husband.

A mole on the left breast, upon the beating of the heart exactly in one place, denotes the parties, if of different sex, will come together in matrimony.

A mole on the left shoulder, denotes labor, travail and sorrow.

A mole on the right thigh, foretels riches, and advantage by marriage: on the privities it doth the like.

A mole on the right cheek, denotes a timely marriage, and such a one as shall be prosperous.

A mole on the right knee of a woman, denotes easy labor, and a loving husband.

A mole on the left buttock, denotes a pleasing person, and one very much delighted in the works of generation.

Moles on the arms and shoulders, if on the right side, portend wisdom and prudence. On the left, they signify proneness to debate and contention. But moles near the arm-holes and the regions of the breast, signify beauty, riches, benevolence and respect.

Moles on the thighs or loins of men or women, signs of want; especially being found on the left side of the body, or the left side of the thigh; let such take care of venereal misfortunes.

A mole on the upper part of the breast, on either side, especially the left, signifies a man liable to poverty.

A mole on the left side of the heart denotes wicked qualities; for persons thus marked, are rash, hasty, and head-strong in their actions.

A mole or moles on the belly of men or women denote them ravenous, and great eaters.

Moles either upon or about the knees, signify to a man riches by marriage; to a woman, if it be upon her right knee, it is a modest sign of honor, honesty and virtue; if upon the right knee it is a sign of being fruitful in children.

Moles on the ankles or feet, are held to signify modesty, and something of effeminacy in men, but courage in women.

Here's also Isidore of Seville's translation of Melampus' writing On Moles

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