THE 28th MANSIONS OF THE MOON

I post this for information, as the lunar mansions are applicable for the tropical zodiac. I am sidereal astrologer and for magic and in general my preferences are for the fixed stars.

 

When you desire to perform your work in the day, arrange that the Moon be in the Ascendant, and that a diurnal sign be rising; if it is done at night, let a nocturnal sign be rising. And let there be rising a sign of direct ascension, for works of magic which are light [i.e., trivial] and certain; and let there be rising a sign of tortuous ascension for more serious works. And for that reason let the helpful [planets] be in a fortunate aspect [to the working]; for if there ascends a sign of direct ascension and an infortune is present therein, the work is destroyed and spoiled.

PICATRIX

These lunar mansions are based on the tropical zodiac. They are not applicable on the sidereal. For the sidereal zodiac for the purposes of astral magic and the creation of talismans you may use the fixed stars of Hermes.

 

The First Mansion

Name: Al Nath (The Butting)

Star: Sheratan and Mesarthim

Zodiacal Measurement: 0° Aries 00′ – 12° Aries 51′

Talismanic Image:  A black man with his hair wrapped and encircled, having in his right hand a spear in the manner of a warrior.

 

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  • The first mansion is for destruction and depopulation and this Mansion is called Alnath. While the Moon is passing through this Mansion, make the image of a black man with his hair wrapped and encircled, standing on his feet, having in his right hand a spear in the manner of a warrior. Make this image in a iron ring; and suffumigate it with liquid storax. Make a seal with the ring in black wax and say: “You, Geriz, kill N son of N, or N wife of N, quickly and speedily and destroy them.” Heed this and it will be as you wish. Know that Geriz is the name of the lord of this mansion.

 

  • The first Mansion of the Moon is called Alnath. It is begun from the starting point of Aries, through the 12th degree, 51st minute and 26th second of that sign. And the wise men of India will begin journeys and give medicines when the Moon is in this Mansion. You also ought to place [the Moon] in this Mansion for all images you intend to fashion that you might travel on the road and be returned home safely. They also account this sign [Mansion] good for the creation of discord and enmity between a man and wife, and for the creation of enmity between two friends. The foundation of all acts for good purposes is an observation, namely to see whether or not the Moon is in a good condition, and is safe from [aspect with] Saturn, Mars and from combustion with the Sun. And do the opposite in all works of evil, namely [set the] Moon in combustion with the Sun, and Saturn and Mars aspecting the Moon (or at least one of them).

 

The Second Mansion

Name: Al Butayn (The Little Belly)

Indicator Star:  Botein

Zodiacal Measurement: 12° Aries 51′ – 25° Aries 42′

Talismanic Image: A crowned king.

 

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  • The second Mansion is Albotayn and is for the removal of anger. When the Moon is passing through this Mansion, take white wax and mastic and melt them together over a fire. Then remove this from the fire and make the form of a crowned king. Suffumigate it with lignum aloes, and say: “You, Enedil, drive away this anger from me, and let me be reconciled with him, and let my petition be satisfactory to him.” Keep this image with you, and it shall be done. Know that Enedil is the name of the lord of this Mansion.

 

  • The second Mansion is called Alkatayn. It is begun in the 12th degree, 51st minute, 26th second of Aries, and is completed in the 21st degree, 42nd minute and 12th second of the same sign. In this mansion you should fashion images when you wish to pollute rivers and waters, or find hidden treasure, and for the production of much wheat, and by which may be accomplished the destruction of houses before they are complete. And likewise you make images in this [Mansion] for creating anger between one man and another, and also for making strong the prison in which are held captives.

 

The Third Mansion

Name: Al Thurayya (The Pleiades)

Star: Alcyone (The Pleiades)

Zodiacal Measurement: 25° Aries 42′ – 8° Taurus 34′

Talismanic Image: A seated woman with her right hand above her head.

 

 

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  • The third Mansion is Azoraye (that is, the Pleiades) and is for the acquisition of all good things. Make the figure of a seated woman with her right hand over her head, and wrap it in cloth, suffumigate it with musk, camphor, mastic and aromatic oils. Say: “You, Annuncia, make it so.” Make the image in a silver ring with a square table, and put it upon your finger and it will be as you wish. Know that Annuncia is the name of the lord of this mansion.

 

  • The third Mansion is called Acoraxa. It begins in the degree aforesaid, and is completed in the 8th degree, 3rd minute and 2nd second of Taurus. In this Mansion should be fashioned images for the salvation of sailors and their safe return, and for strengthening the imprisonment of captives, and for works of alchemy and for all operations which are done through fire, and for hunts in the country, and for the creation of love between man and wife.

 

The Fourth Mansion

Name: Aldebaran (The Follower)

Indicator Star: Aldebaran

Zodiacal Measurement: 8° Taurus 35′ – 21° Taurus 25′

Talismanic Image: A knight riding a horse and holding a serpent in his right hand.

 

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  • The fourth Mansion is Aldebaran and is for obtaining enmity. Take red wax and when the Moon is passing through this Mansion, make the image of a knight riding on a horse, holding a serpent in his right hand, and suffumigate the image with red myrrh and storax. And say, “You, Assarez, make it so and fulfill my request,” and ask for things pertaining to hatred, separation and ill will. It will be completely done as you have requested. Know that Assarez is the name of the lord of this Mansion.
  • The fourth Mansion is called Aldebaran. It is begun in the 8th degree, 3rd minute and 2nd second of Taurus, and is finished in the 21st degree, 25th minute and 20th second of the same sign. In this mansion you should fashion images for the destruction of a city, villa or any other building which you desire not to endure, and they shall proceed to their destruction; and that a lord shall disagree with his advisor, and for the creation of discord between man and wife, and for the destruction of fountains and waters. And you may discover treasures hidden below the earth [in this Mansion], and destroy and bind all reptiles and venomous animals.

 

The Fifth Mansion

Name: Al Haq’ah  (A Circle of Hair on a Horse.  Supposed to be a reference to a crown)
Star: Meissa

Zodiacal Measurement: 21° Taurus 26′ – 4° Gemini 17′

Talismanic Image: A head without a body.  More contemporary artists have depicted it as a crowned head to differentiate from the decapitated head that is the image of Algol. That’s probably wise.

 

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  • The fifth Mansion is Almizen and is for receiving good from kings and high officials. When the Moon is passing through this Mansion, fashion a figure from silver and in it sculpt a head without a body, and above the head write the name of the lord of this Mansion and your petition and suffumigate it with sandalwood, and say: “You, Cabil, do such and such for me and let my petition be granted and let me receive good things and the best from the king and his councilors.” When you have done this carry the seal in a box, and your request will be fulfilled. When you wish to see something when you sleep, place the talisman under your head at night when you sleep, thinking always in your mind about what you wish, and you will get an answer for what you seek. Know that Assarez is the name of the lord of this Mansion.

 

 

  • The fifth Mansion is called Almites. It is begun in the 21st degree, 25th minute and 20th second of Taurus, and is finished in the 4th degree, 17th minute and 20th second of Gemini. In this Mansion, make images for the teaching (?) of the arts and mysteries to young men, and for the safety of travelers through other countries, so that they swiftly return and so that sailors may travel safely. Also, [make images] for the strengthening of buildings, and for the destruction of alliances and friendships, and to create good will between man and wife. And do this when the Moon travels through a humane sign and is rising; and save [the Moon] from Saturn and Mars and combustion with the Sun as we have said before in the first Mansion. And these are the [humane] signs: Gemini, Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius.

 

The Sixth Mansion

Name: Al Hanah (The Camel’s Brand [as one would brand cattle]), Al Tahayi (The Rainbearers), or Al Maisan (The Shining one).

Star: Alhena

​Zodiacal Measurement: 4° Gemini 18′ – 17° Gemini 08′

Talismanic Image: Two images each of one person.  The two images are then tied together.

 

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  • The sixth Mansion is Achaya and it is for putting love between two people. When the Moon is passing through this Mansion, make two images from white wax, make them embrace each other, and wrap them in white silk. Suffumigate them with amber and lignum aloes, and say: “You, Nedeyrahe, bring together so and so and so and so, and place between them friendship and love.” It will be as you wish. Know that Nedeyrahe is the name of the lord of this Mansion.

 

 

  • The sixth Mansion is called Athaya. It is from the 4th degree, 17th minute and 20th second of Gemini to the 17th degree, 8th minute and 36th second of the same [sign]. In this Mansion fashion images to destroy cities and castles, and for exercises placed around them [i.e., besiegement of them], and for enemies of kings to be revenged on them [the kings] , and for the destruction of crops and trees, and to bring friendship between two allies, and for excellent hunting in the countryside, and for the destruction of medicines, so that the wise did not give it [at this time].

 

The Seventh Mansion

Name: Al Dhira

Star: Castor and Pollux

​Zodiacal Measurement:  17° Gemini 09′ – 0° Cancer 00′

Talismanic Image: A man clothed in robes with his hands

 

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  • The seventh Mansion is Aldira and is for the acquisition of all good things. When the Moon is passing through this Mansion, fashion a seal of silver, and sculpt the image of a man clothed in robes and with his hands extended to heaven in the manner of a man who is praying and supplicating; in the breast of the image write the name ofthe lord of this Mansion. Suffumigate it with sweet smelling things, and say: “You, Siely, cause such and such to happen, and grant my petition.” Ask for whatever you wish that pertains to good things. Carry the image with you and it will be as you wish. Know that Selehe is the name ofthe lord of this Mansion.

 

  • The seventh Mansion is called Aldirah. It is [begun] from the 17th degree 8th minute 2nd second of Gemini, and is ended at the end of this sign. In this Mansion, fashion images for the increase of trade and of its money and for good travel, and to cause friendship between enemies and allies, and for when you wish to drive away flies and prevent them from coming in, and for the destruction of high offices. And it will be good for approaching the presence of the king, or for any other you like, and for fashioning for inclining to benevolence the king or whatever other lord you may desire.

 

The Eighth Mansion

Name: Al Nathra (The Tip of the Nose of the Great Celestial Lion)

Star: Praesape

Zodiacal Measurement: 0° Cancer 00′ – 12° Cancer 51′.

Talismanic Image: An eagle with the face of a man.

 

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  • Thee eighth Mansion is Annathra and is for gaining victory. When the Moon is passing through this Mansion, fashion from tin the image of an eagle with the face of a man, and on its breast inscribe the name of the lord of this Mansion. Suffumigate it with sulfur, and say: “You, Annediex, do such and such for and grant my petition.” When this image has been completed in this fashion, take it with you into battle and you shall be victorious and shall prevail. Know that Annediex is the name of the lord of this Mansion.

 

  • The eighth Mansion is called Nathra. It is begun at 0 degrees 51 minutes 26 seconds of Cancer. In this Mansion fashion images for love and friendship, and that one may travel and go upon the roads safely, and for the creation of friendship between two allies, and that the imprisonment of captives may be strengthened and fortified, and for the destruction and prostration of captives, and to drive out mice from whatever place you may desire.

 

The Ninth Mansion

Name: Al Tarf (The Eye of the Great Celestial Lion)

Star: Alterf

Zodiacal Measurement: 12° Cancer 51′ – 25° Cancer 42′

Talismanic Image: A eunuch holding his hands over his eye

 

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  • The ninth Mansion is Atarfa and is for causing infirmity. When the Moon has passed into this Mansion, make a lead image of a eunuch holding his hands over his eyes, and on his neck inscribe the name of the Lord of the Mansion. Suffumigate the image with pine resin and say: “You, Raubel, make N son of N die of sickness or N son of N’s blood to flow.” Ask for which one of these two that you wish, it will be completed if you follow the right path as we have explained above. And know that Raubel is the name of the lord of this Mansion

 

•       The ninth Mansion is called Atraf. It is begun in the 12th degree 50th minute and 26th second of his sign, obviously Cancer. In this excellent mansion you may fashion images for the destruction of a harvest, and for the making unfortunate of all those who travel, and to do evil to all men, and to cause disputes and enmity between allies, and to defend yourself from other men.


 

The Tenth Mansion

Name: Al Jabha

Star: Regulus

Zodiacal Measurement: 25° Cancer 42′ – 8° Leo 34′

Talismanic Image: The head of a lion.

 

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  • The tenth Mansion is Algebha and is for the cure of infirmities and to make childbirth easy. When the Moon is in this mansion, fashion from gold or brass the head of a lion,, and above it write the name of the lord of this Mansion. Suffumigate the image with amber, and say: “You, Aredafir, lift up sadness, slowness and infirmity from my heart and body and whomever consumes or drinks liquid in which this seal has been washed.” And on whatever day you have suffumigated it, then it shall be carried to the sick or the infirm and wash it with another substance to be consumed against illness or for women who have had a difficult birth. Know that Aredafir is the name of the lord of this Mansion.

 

  • The tenth Mansion is called Algebhal. It begins from the 25th degree 42nd minute and 51st second of Cancer, and is finished in the 8th degree 34th minute and 18th second of Leo. In this mansion you may fashion images to create love between a man and woman, and for the destruction of enemies, and for the goodwill of allies, and alternately for the assistance of them.

 

The Eleventh Mansion

Name: Al Zubra (The Mane of the Great Celestial Lion)

Star: Zosma

Zodiacal Measurements:  8° Leo 35′ – 21° Leo 25′

Talismanic Image: A man riding a lion with a lance in his right hand while his left holds the lion’s ear.

 

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  • The eleventh Mansion is Azobra, and it is that you will be feared and receive good things. When the Moon is in this Mansion, make in a table of gold the image of a man riding a lion, holding a lance in his right hand and holding the ear of the lion with his left hand, and in front of this figure write the name of the lord of this Mansion. Say: “You, Necol, bring glory to me that I shall be feared by men, and so that their fear shall cause them to tremble when they behold me; and quiet the heart of the king and of lords and of men of high estate that they may grant me honors and dignities.” Carry this tablet with you, and it shall be as you have requested. Know that Necol is the name ofthe lord of this Mansion.

 

  • The eleventh Mansion is called Azobra. It is begun in the 8th degree 36th minute and 18thth second of Leo, and is finished in the 25th degree 2nd minute and 44th second of that sign. In this mansion you may make images for the release of captives, and for the setting of armies to cities and castles [i.e., besiegement], and for the strengthening of buildings, and to enlarge the wealth of allies.

 

The Twelfth Mansion

 

Name:  Al Sarfah (The Change or Diversion)

Star:  Denebola

Zodiacal Measurements: 21° Leo 26′ – 04° Virgo 17′

Talismanic Image: A man and dragon fighting.

 

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  • The twelfth Mansion is Azarfa, and it is for the separation of two lovers. When the Moon is passing through this Mansion, fashion in black lead the image of a dragon fighting with a man, and in front of this figure write the name of the lord of this Mansion. Suffumigate the image with the hair of a lion mixed with asafoetida, and say: “You, Abdizu, break apart and separate such a one from such a one.” Bury this image in the place that you wish, and it shall be as you desire. And know that Abdizu is the name of the lord of this Mansion.

 

  • The twelfth Mansion is called Acarfa. It is begun in the 25th degree 2nd minute and 44th second of Leo, and is completed in the 4th degree 17th minute and 6th second of Virgo. In this Mansion, you may fashion images for the increase [of the harvest and of plants, and for the increase of destruction, and for the destruction of ships, and for the betterment of allies and learned men , [and for] captives and servants to be made fast and to give good service.]

 

The Thirteenth Mansion

Name: Al Awwa (The Barker)

Star: Zavijava

Zodiacal Measurements: 4° Virgo 18′ – 17° Virgo 08′

Talismanic Image: Separate images of a man and woman tied together

 

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  • The thirteenth Mansion is Alahue, and it is for the liberation of men who are not able to come to women and for putting love between men and women. When the Moon is passing through this Mansion, fashion from red wax the image of an erect man (that is, with an erect penis); and let it be in all ways the image of a man desiring to couple with a woman. From white wax fashion the image of a woman. Bind the two images together face to face, and suffumigate them with amber and lignum aloes, and wrap them in a piece of white silk which has been washed in rosewater; and on either image write the name of the one you desire. If a woman shall carry these images with her, she will be most strongly desired by the man whose name is upon the image – which is to say, when he sees her. If another is tied or bound, who is not able to perform with women, if he shall carry the images with him it shall be dissolved and he will be able to perform with women. Know that the name of the lord of this Mansion is Azerut.

 

•       The thirteenth Mansion is called [Alahue]. It is begun from the 4th degree 17th minute and 6th second of Virgo, and is ended in the 17th degree 8th minute and 36th second of this sign. In this mansion you may make images for the increasing of trade and your money, the increase of harvests, that buildings may be completed, and for the liberation of captives.


 

The Fourteenth Mansion

Name: Al Simak (The Uplifted)

Star: Spica

Zodiacal Measurements: 17° Virgo 08′ – 00° Libra 00′

Talismanic Image: A dog with its own tail in its mouth.

 

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  • The fourteenth Mansion is Azimech, and it is for the separating of men from women. When the Moon is passing through this Mansion, fashion from red wax the image of a dog with his own tail held in his mouth. Suffumigate it with the hair of a dog and the hair of a cat, and say: “You, Erdegel, break apart and divide such a one from such a woman through enmity and ill will.” And name whatever persons you wish, and bury the image in the place where they are. And know that the name ofthe lord of this Mansion is Erdegel.

 

  • The fourteenth Mansion is called Alcimech. It is begun in the 17th degree [8th minute and] 36th second of Virgo, and is complete at the end of this sign. In this mansion may be made images for the love of men and women, and for curing the infirm, and for the destruction of harvests and plants, for the destruction of desire, and that sailors may have good [conditions], and for the love of allies.

 

The Fifteenth Mansion

Name: Al Ghafr (The Covering or Coat of Mail)

Star: Syrma

Zodiacal Measurements:  00° Libra 00′ – 12° Libra 51′

Talismanic Image: A seated man holding scrolls as if he were reading them.

 

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  • The fifteenth Mansion is Algafra, and it is for the acquisition of friendship and good will. When the Moon is passing through this Mansion, make in ink the figure of a seated man, holding scrolls in his hand as if reading them. Suffumigate it with frankincense and nutmeg and say: “You, Achalich, do such and such for me, and accomplish my petition.” You may ask him for the joining together of friends and lovers, and any thing, which pertains to them, and this image should then be carried with you. And know that Achalich is the name of the lord of this Mansion.

 

  • The fifteenth Mansion is called Algafra. It is begun in the first degree of Libra, and is finished in the 12th degree, 51st minute and 26th second of that sign. In this Mansion may be fashioned images for locating treasure, and for the impeding of travellers that they may not be able to go to their journeys, and for the separation of a married man from his wife, that they may never be joined one to the other, and for the creation of discord between friends and allies, and for the destruction of the houses of enemies.

 

The Sixteenth Mansion

Name: Al Zubana (The Claws of the Scorpion)

Star: Zuben Elgenubi and Zuben Eschalami

Zodiacal Measurements: 12° Libra 51′ – 25° Libra 42′

Talismanic Image: A man seated on a throne holding a scale in his hands.

 

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  • The sixteenth Mansion is Azebene, and it is for the making of money (which is to say, in selling and buying). When the Moon is passing through this Mansion, fashion in a plate of silver the figure of a man seated in a throne and carrying a scale in his hands. Suffumigate the image with fine odors, and set it out under the stars for seven nights, saying each night: “You, Azeruch, make such and such happen for me, and accomplish my request.” Ask of it pertaining to selling and buying. Know that Azeruch is the name of the lord of this Mansion.

 

  • The sixteenth Mansion is called Acubene. It begins in the 12th degree 51st minute and 26th second of Libra and is ended at the 25th degree, 42nd minute and 52nd second of that sign. In this mansion you may make images for the destruction of wages, crops and plants, and for creating discord between a man and woman, and for the liberation of captives from prison.

 

The Seventeenth Mansion

Name: Al-Iklil (The Crown)

Star: Acrab and Deschubba

Zodiacal Measurements: 25° Libra 42′ – 08° Scorpio 34′

Talismanic Image: A monkey with its arms up over its shoulders.

 

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  • The seventeenth Mansion is Alichil, and it is so that thieves may not enter into the house and other criminals likewise. When the Moon has entered this Mansion, fashion the figure of a monkey in an iron seal, holding his hands above his shoulders. Suffumigate it with the hair of a monkey and the hair of a female mouse, and wrap it in a monkey skin. It should then be buried in your house, while saying: “You, Adrieb, guard all my things and everything that exists within this house, nor let it be entered by thieves.” When the foregoing has been done, thieves will flee from your house. Know that Adrieb is the name of the lord of this Mansion.

 

  • The seventeenth Mansion is called Alichil. It begins in the 25th degree, 42nd minute and 52nd second of Libra, and is ended in the 8th degree, 36th minute and 2nd second of Scorpio. In this mansion you may fashion images for the placement of armies, and for making buildings strong and stable, and for the safety of sailors. And in this Mansion make for loves which are of ordinary durability.

 

The Eighteenth Mansion

Name: Al Qalb (The Heart)

Star:  Antares

Zodiacal Measurements: 08° Scorpio 34′ – 21° Scorpio 25′

Talismanic Image: An adder holding its tail above its head.

 

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  • The eighteenth Mansion is Alcab, and it is for taking away fevers and infirmities of the belly. When the Moon is passing through this Mansion, fashion from wax the image of an adder holding its tail above its head. Suffumigate” it with the horn of a stag and say: You, Egribel, guard this house of mine that no serpent may enter nor any other hurtful beast.” Place the image in a vessel which should be buried beneath your house; when the aforesaid has been done, then no serpent will be able to enter nor any other hurtful creature. If the image is to relieve a fever or illness of the belly, carry this image with you and it will cure you. Know that Egrebel is the name of the lord of this Mansion.

 

  • The eighteenth Mansion is called Alcakl. It begins in the 8th degree, 36th minute and 2nd second of Scorpio and endures to the 21st degree 25th minute and 44th second of that sign. In this Mansion you may make images for victory [over] your enemies, and to strengthen buildings, and to destroy friendship.

 

The Nineteenth Mansion

Name: Al Ibrah (The Sting) or Al Shawlah (The Tail)

Star: Shaula or Lesath

Zodiacal Measurements: 21° Scorpio 25′ – 04° Sagittarius 17′

Talismanic Image: A woman holding her hands in front of her face.

 

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  • The nineteenth Mansion is Axaula, and it is for bringing on the menses in women. When the Moon has passed around to this Mansion, fashion from heme (which is a kind of bronze) a seal, and engrave in it the image of a woman holding her hands before her face. Suffumigate it with liquid storax and say: “You, Annucel, cause the blood to flow from such and such a woman” – name her here. And it shall be as you ask. If a woman keeps this image tied about her waist, she will give birth quickly and without danger. Know that Annucel is the name of the lord of this Mansion.

 

  •  The nineteenth Mansion is called Exaula. And it begins in the 21st degree, 25th minute and 44th second of Scorpio and is ended in the 4th degree, 27th minute and 10th second of Sagittarius. In this Mansion you may make images for the placement of armies outside of cities and advancement upon them, and for the increase of crops, and for the capturing of fugitives, and for the destruction of ships.

The Twentieth Mansion

Name: Al Naaim (The Ostriches, a reference to an old asterism formed by what we now see as the bow of Sagittarius)

Star: Ascella

Zodiacal Measurements: 04° Sagittarius 17′ – 17° Sagittarius 08′

Talismanic Image: Figure having the head and arms of a man, body of a horse with four feet, and holding a bow and arrow.

 

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  • The twentieth Mansion is Alnaym, and it is for hunting on land. When the Moon is passing through this Mansion, fashion in a plate of tin a figure having the head and arms of a man, the body of a horse with four feet and having a tail, holding a bow in its hands. Suffumigate it with the hair of a wolf, and say: “You, Queyhuc, cause me to take all I hunt in the world, and let them come to me swiftly.” Carry the image with you and you shall easily take anything in the world that you hunt. Know that Queyhuc is the name ofthe lord of this Mansion.

 

  • The twentieth Mansion is called Nahaym. It is begun in the 4th degree, [27th minute and] 10th second of Sagittarius, and is ended in the 17th degree, 8th minute and 26th second of this sign. And in this Mansion you may fashion images for the animals wild and domesticated, ad for the destruction of disagreements between friends.

 

The Twenty-First Mansion

Name: Al Balda (The Place, Town, Or City)

Star: Albaldah

Zodiacal Measurements:  17° Sagittarius 08′ – 00° Capricorn 00′

Talismanic Image: A man with two faces; one facing forward, the other facing behind.

 

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  • The twenty-first Mansion is Albelda, and it is for destruction. When the Moon is passing through this Mansion, fashion the image of a man having two faces, with one facing forward and one facing behind. Suffumigate it with sulfur and carob, and say: “You, Bectue, depopulate such and such a place and destroy it.” Then place the image in a small bag and place sulfur and carabe with it along with some hair, and bury it in the place that you wish, and it shall be as you have requested. Know that Bectue is the name of the lord of this Mansion.

 

  • The twenty-first Mansion is called Elbelda. It begins in the 17th degree, 8th minute and 48th second of Sagittarius and is ended at the end of the sign. In this mansion you may make images to strengthen buildings, and to separate women from their proper husbands.

 

The Twenty-Second Mansion

Name: Sa’d al-Dhabih (Luck of the Slayer)

Star: Prima Giedi

Zodiacal Measurements:  00° Capricorn 00′ – 12° Capricorn 51′

Talismanic Image: A man with winged feet wearing a helmet.

 

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  • The twenty-second Mansion is Sadahaca. It is for binding tongues so that they do not say anything bad about you. When the Moon is in this mansion make an iron ring and engrave in it the figure of a man with winged feet wearing a helmet and suffumigate it with mercury. And inscribe this image in iron for the safety of fugitives. And say: “You, Geliel, bind these tongues so they cannot say bad things and make me secure and let N. escape safely from his enemies.” Carry this ring with you and make a seal in black wax with the ring to bind tongues. Know that the name of the lord of this Mansion is Geliel.

 

  • The twenty-second Mansion is called Acadaldeba. It begins in the first degree of Capricorn, and endures to the 12th degree, 51st minute and 26th second of this sign. In this Mansion, you may fashion images for the safety of those who are ill , and to create discord between two [people].

 

The Twenty-Third Mansion

Name: Sa’d Bula (Luck of the Swallower)

Star: Al Bali

Zodiacal Measurement:  12° Capricorn 51′ – 25° Capricorn 42′

Talismanic Image:  A cat with the head of a dog.

 

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  • The twenty-third Mansion is Zaadebola, and it is for destruction and devastation. When the Moon is passing through this Mansion, fashion a seal of iron in which you should sculpt the image of a cat having a dog’s head. Suffumigate it with the hair of a dog, and say: “You, Zequebin, drive out everyone from such and such a place, and destroy and devastate it.” When this Mansion has come to the Ascendant, set this seal out under the stars, and the following night bury the aforesaid seal in the place, which you wish to destroy. It shall be as you desire. Know that the name of the lord of this Mansion is Zequebin.

 

  • The twenty-third Mansion is called Caciddebolah. It begins in the 12th minute, 51st minute and 26th second of Capricorn and endures to the 25th degree, 42nd minute and 52nd second of this sign. In this Mansion you may make images for the curing of the sick, and for the joining of men with wives.

 

The Twenty-Fourth Mansion

 

Name:  Sa’d al Su’ud  (Luck of the Lucks)

Star: Sadalsuud

Zodiacal Measurement:  25° Capricorn 42′ – 8° Aquarius 34′

Talismanic Image: A woman holding a child in her arms as if she were nursing.

 

Picatrix:

 

  • The twenty-fourth Mansion is Caadezod, and it is for the increase of herds. When the Moon has passed into this Mansion, take the horn of a castrated ram which is well cleaned and made appropriate, and in it fashion the figure of a woman with her son in her arms, in the likeness of one who is nursing. Suffumigate it with the scrapings which have been taken from the aforesaid horn and say: “You, Abrine, improve and guard this herd.” After this, hang the image about the neck of one of the rams of this herd; if you wish to work with herds of cows, fashion this image in the horn of a bull, and hang it around the neck of a bull, and the herd will be augmented as has been said and death shall not overtake it. Know that Abrine is the name of the lord of this Mansion.

 

  • The twenty-fourth Mansion is called Caadachahot. It is begun in the 25th degree, 42nd minute and 52nd second of Capricorn and endures to the 8th degree, 34th minute and 28th second of Aquarius. In this Mansion you may make images for good will between men and women, and for the increase of trade.

 

The Twenty-Fifth Mansion

Name:  Sa’d al-Akhbiyah (Luck of the Tents)

Star: Sadalbachia

Zodiacal Measurement:  8° Aquarius 34′ – 21° Aquarius 25′

Talismanic Image:  A man planting trees.

 

Picatrix:

 

  • The twenty-fifth Mansion is Zaadalahbia, and it is for the protection of orchards and crops from evil accidents. When the Moon is in that Mansion, fashion a seal in fig wood, and sculpt in it the figure of a man in the likeness of one who is planting trees. Suffumigate it with the flowers of these trees, and say: “You, Aziel, guard my crops and my orchards that any destruction or ill fortune may not befall them.” Place the aforesaid image in one of the trees in the place, which you wish to guard. While the image, which was made continues there, destruction shall not befall the crops. And know that Aziel is the name of the lord of this Mansion.

 

  • The twenty-fifth Mansion is called Caadaladbia. It is begun in the 8th degree, 34th minute and 28th second of Aquarius, and ends in the 21st degree, 25th minute and 17th second of the same sign. In this Mansion may be made images for the separation of women from their men, and for the repair of buildings.

 

The Twenty-Sixth Mansion

Name:  Al-Fargh al-Muqaddam (The Preceding Spout), Al-Fargh al-Awwal (The First Spout)
Star: Markab

Zodiacal Measurements:  21° Aquarius 25′ – 04° Pisces 17′

Talismanic Image:  A woman washing or combing her hair in a vessel.

 

Picatrix:

 

  • The twenty-sixth Mansion is Alfarg the Former, and it is for the creation of love. When the Moon is passing through it, take white wax and mastic and melt them together; from these fashion the image of a woman with her hair unbound and before her a vessel placed as if to receive her hair. Suffumigate it withe sweet-smelling odors, and say: “You, Tagriel, bring me to the love and friendship of such and such a woman.” Place the image in a small bag, and place with it also some of the most sweet-smelling of substances; carry it with you, and it shall be completed as you have requested. Know that Tagriel is the name ofthe lord of this Mansion.

 

  • The twenty-sixth Mansion is called Almisdam. It is begun in the 21st degree, 25th minute and 17th second of Aquarius, and ends in the 4th degree, 17th minute and 10th second of Pisces. In this Mansion may be made images for the goodwill of men.

 

The Twenty-Seventh Mansion

Name:  Al-Fargh al-Muakhkhar (The Following Spout)

Star:  Algenib and Alpheratz

Zodiacal Measurements:  04° Pisces 17′ – 17° Pisces 08′

Talismanic Image:  A winged man holding a perforated dish, raising it towards his mouth.

 

Picatrix:

 

  • The twenty-seventh Mansion is Alfarg the Latter, and it is for the destruction of springs and wells. When the Moon is passing through it, take red earth, and in it fashion the image of a winged man, holding a perforated dish in his hands, and raising it to his mouth. Afterward put it into the fire until it is hard. After this place in the vessel asafoetida and liquid storax, and say: “You, Abliemel, destroy such and such a spring of such and such a man,” and name him here as you wish. Throw the image into his spring, and it shall be destroyed and the spring shall no more come forth. And know that Abliemel is the name of the lord of this Mansion.

 

  • The twenty-seventh Mansion is called Algaafalmuehar. It begins in the 4th degree, 17th second and 10th second of Pisces and ends at 17 degrees, 8 minutes and 36 seconds of that sign. In this Mansion may be made images for increasing trade, and to obstruct [the construction of] buildings, and for the endangerment of sailors.

 

The Twenty-Eighth Mansion

Name:  Batn al-Hut (Belly of the Fish)

Star:  Mirach

Zodiacal Measurements:  17° Pisces 08′ – 00° Aries 00

Talismanic Image:  A fish with a colored spine.

 

Picatrix:

 

  • The twenty-eighth Mansion is Arrexe, and it is for bringing fish together in one place. When the Moon has come to this Mansion, fashion of henc (which is a kind of bronze) a seal, in which you should fashion the image of a fish having a colored spine on which you should write the name of the lord of this Mansion. Suffumigate it with the skin of a sea fish; after this, tie a string around it and throw it in the water in the place where you wish the fish to come together. All of the fish in the area nearby will immediately gather together about it, and allow you to harvest them. And know that Anuxi is the name of the lord of this Mansion.

 

  • The twenty-eighth Mansion is called Arcexe. It begins in the 17th degree, 8th minute and 36th second of Pisces, and lasts to the end of that sign. In this Mansion may be made for the increase of trade and the creation of peace and agreement between man and wife, and for strengthening the imprisonment of captives.

 

 

 

 

 

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