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[rubric: Çodiacho]

¶ Un cerchio imaginato da gram savi
Çodiaco chiamato ivi si pone
Nel qual . xii . signi boni e pravi
Revolger fano cum multa rasone
Homini bestie piante pisci e navi
Par ch’abino a sentir lor conditione
Per ciascum volgie il sole un mese intero
E sei di loro a ciascun emispero

[rubric: Li signi e lor complexion.]

¶ Sum l’ariete leo et sagittario
De natura di fuoco caldo e secco
Il Cancro e scorpio e pisce per contrario
Humidi e freddi sono e posto il becco
Et virgo e tauro e contrario ad aquario
Perche ciascun de loro e freddo e secco
E capricorno e humido e caldo e cusi libra
E quel che dui germani inseme vibra

[rubric: Septe Spiere saturno]

¶ Poi sum septe pianete in septe spere
L’un dopo l’altro giu de giro in giro
Saturno e primo di quelle lumiere
Che’n vista par oriental çefiro
Le lor proportione sum cosse vere
Che ne po veder prova ciascun viro
Per numeri e mesure sença busia
Come ne mostra chiaro astrologia

[image, left margin at ¶ 1: Diagram of a sphere, pen-drawn and tinted with a blue wash. Superimposed atop the sphere, running diagonally from 10 o’clock to 4 o’clock, is a bar in six sections, tinted, from upper left to lower right, red (label: Aries), yellow (label: Taurus), blue (label: Gemini), blue (label: Cancer), red (label: Leo), and yellow (label: Virgo).]

[image, lower margin: Diagram of 10 concentric circles surrounding a central sphere. The sphere (label: Terra), tinted grey is surronnded by an aquamarine-tinted circle (label: Aqua), a blue-tinted circle (label: Aria), and a red-tinted circle (label: fuocho), with successive circles being pen-drawn, the fourth has a crescent moon at 11 o'clock, the seventh a sun, while the rest have yellow-tinted, eight-pointed stars between 9 o'clock and 12 o'clock. The pen-drawn circles are labelled, from the forth to the 10th (label: luna) (label: mercurio) (label: venus) (label: Sole) (label: marti) (label: Giove) (label: Saturno).]


Translation

The Zodiac

The great sages imagined a circle here
called the zodiac,
in which 12 signs, good and bad,
are made to turn in a set order:
Men, beasts, plants, fish, and ships,
seemingly sense their sway.
The sun turns an entire month for each of them,
and there are six of them in each hemisphere.

The Signs and their Complexions1This refers to humoral theory

Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius are
firey in nature: hot and dry.
Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces, on the contrary,
are moist and cold. After the Ram [Aries] come
Virgo, Taurus, and Capricorn:
each of them is cold and dry.
They are contrary to Aquarius, which is
hot and moist, along with Libra
and the sign where two twins spin together [Gemini].

Seven Spheres, Saturn

Then there are seven planets in seven spheres:
one after the other, downwards in concentric circles.
Saturn is the first among those lights,
which seems to look like an eastern sapphire.
Their proportions are true,
the proof of which everyone can find1that is, mathematically verifiable
through number and measure, without error,
as astrology clearly demonstrates.

56v

[rubric: Çodiacho]

¶ Un cerchio imaginato da gram savi
Çodiaco chiamato ivi si pone
Nel qual . xii . signi boni e pravi
Revolger fano cum multa rasone
Homini bestie piante pisci e navi
Par ch’abino a sentir lor conditione
Per ciascum volgie il sole un mese intero
E sei di loro a ciascun emispero

[rubric: Li signi e lor complexion.]

¶ Sum l’ariete leo et sagittario
De natura di fuoco caldo e secco
Il Cancro e scorpio e pisce per contrario
Humidi e freddi sono e posto il becco
Et virgo e tauro e contrario ad aquario
Perche ciascun de loro e freddo e secco
E capricorno e humido e caldo e cusi libra
E quel che dui germani inseme vibra

[rubric: Septe Spiere saturno]

¶ Poi sum septe pianete in septe spere
L’un dopo l’altro giu de giro in giro
Saturno e primo di quelle lumiere
Che’n vista par oriental çefiro
Le lor proportione sum cosse vere
Che ne po veder prova ciascun viro
Per numeri e mesure sença busia
Come ne mostra chiaro astrologia

[image, left margin at ¶ 1: Diagram of a sphere, pen-drawn and tinted with a blue wash. Superimposed atop the sphere, running diagonally from 10 o’clock to 4 o’clock, is a bar in six sections, tinted, from upper left to lower right, red (label: Aries), yellow (label: Taurus), blue (label: Gemini), blue (label: Cancer), red (label: Leo), and yellow (label: Virgo).]

[image, lower margin: Diagram of 10 concentric circles surrounding a central sphere. The sphere (label: Terra), tinted grey is surronnded by an aquamarine-tinted circle (label: Aqua), a blue-tinted circle (label: Aria), and a red-tinted circle (label: fuocho), with successive circles being pen-drawn, the fourth has a crescent moon at 11 o'clock, the seventh a sun, while the rest have yellow-tinted, eight-pointed stars between 9 o'clock and 12 o'clock. The pen-drawn circles are labelled, from the forth to the 10th (label: luna) (label: mercurio) (label: venus) (label: Sole) (label: marti) (label: Giove) (label: Saturno).]


Translation

The Zodiac

The great sages imagined a circle here
called the zodiac,
in which 12 signs, good and bad,
are made to turn in a set order:
Men, beasts, plants, fish, and ships,
seemingly sense their sway.
The sun turns an entire month for each of them,
and there are six of them in each hemisphere.

The Signs and their Complexions1This refers to humoral theory

Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius are
firey in nature: hot and dry.
Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces, on the contrary,
are moist and cold. After the Ram [Aries] come
Virgo, Taurus, and Capricorn:
each of them is cold and dry.
They are contrary to Aquarius, which is
hot and moist, along with Libra
and the sign where two twins spin together [Gemini].

Seven Spheres, Saturn

Then there are seven planets in seven spheres:
one after the other, downwards in concentric circles.
Saturn is the first among those lights,
which seems to look like an eastern sapphire.
Their proportions are true,
the proof of which everyone can find1that is, mathematically verifiable
through number and measure, without error,
as astrology clearly demonstrates.