352 CURIOUS LORE OF PRECIOUS STONES
Tail of Capricorn 15° of Aquarius. Jacinth. Shoulder of Equis Major 18°
of Pisces. Pearl. Umbilicus Andromedae 20° of Aries. Sardonyx. Same as
Images and virtues of the constellations as engraved on gems : I9
Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, and Draco. Both
bears are represented in the folds of a serpent, the Great Bear in the
upper and the Lesser Bear in the lower folds. In almost all the signs.
Natftre: Ursa Major, Mars and Venus. Ursa Minor,; Saturn. Draco :
Saturn and Mars. Renders the wearsr wise, cautious, versatile, and
boundary lines of the various signs are carried up to the pole, and any
constellation that is within these lines is considered to belong to the
respective sign"; thus, every constellation belongs to one or more
Corona Borealis. A
royal crown, with many stars; sometimes the crowned head of a king.
Sign : Sagittarius. Nature : Venus and Mercury. Engraved on the stone
of one who is fitted for honors and knowledge, it gives him great favor
man with knees bent, holding a club in his hand and killing a lion;
sometimes a man with a lion's skin in his hand or on his shoulder and
holding a club. Sign : Scorpio. Nature : Venus and Mercury. Engraved
on a stone that brings victory, like the agate, it renders the wearer
victorious in all conflicts in the field.
swan with outstretched wings and curved neck. In the North. Nature :
Venus and Mercury. Renders the wearer popular, increases knowledge, and
augments wealth. Cures gout, paralysis, and fever.
:" Camilli Leonardi, " Speculum Lapidum," Venetia, 1502, f. liv-lvi.