The instinct of heaven

Through the principle of wisdom we can consider the natural instinct that signs and planets have and with which they move natural agents to act in things below in a natural way. As for instance Aries, which has an instinct for things masculine, mobile, diurnal and for B And it has this kind of instinct with goodness, and it has it with greatness through masculinity and with smallness through femininity. And it has it more greatly in springtime than in autumn.
 In heaven, each and every sign and planet has its own proper natural instinct according to A B C D E F G Like Jupiter, which has its own instinct in spring as do the Sun in summer, the Moon in winter and Saturn in autumn. And Saturn has an instinct that is heavy and slow, and so on with the others, each according to its own conditions.
 Aries, in its face, and as it ascends in E, has one instinct, and another one in F in the middle as it stands still, and another one in G in the back, as it descends. And thus in things below substances have instinct to  move forward, and in the face and pectoral region through E, and in the middle as they stand still in F that stands neutrally between E and G. And thus they say that in movement the virtue and instinct of goodness, greatness etc. instinctively have the face in front, the tail behind and the virtue and goodness of instinct stand in the middle.

 The instinct of heaven causes the formation of the intellectual organ in humans, and it causes this in one way with one sign, and in another way with another sign. And through one planet it makes it good and great, and through another, bad and small. And likewise with masculinity and femininity, as in men in whom it causes the intellectual organ to be formed more greatly as compared to the intellectual organ which it causes in women, who do not require the use of as large an intellect as men do. And the Sun does the same as it causes a greater instinct in the intellectual organ than does the Moon, and more by day than by night, and more through mobility than through immobility; and so on.
 On account of the instinct of heaven trees naturally and instinctively produce leaves before flowers and flowers before fruit and plants instinctively act in accordance with their nature, as for instance the tendril of a grapevine without seeing anything extends into a tree to attach itself to it and climb so it can bear up the weight of the grapes. The grapevine could never do this without help from the instinct of heaven which moves it like the human intellect moves man to know the truth. The instinct of heaven does the same in irrational animals, for instance spiders to which it gives, through magnitude, a great imagination and many long legs for weaving webs. And  it gives foxes great sagacity for survival, and so with other things like these.The instinct of heaven gives ants a natural instinct to store away seeds in the ground, and to bees it gives a natural instinct for building a honeycomb and for installing a queen to keep it in peace and to protect it from wasps.

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