For March 2008
for all good things
The current chart is a talisman of the third mansion of the Mansions of the Moon, a 28 fold division of the monthly orbit of the Moon.
The tenth century Arabic astrologer Al-Biruni gives the name of the third mansion as Al-Thuraiya "The Many Little Ones". Book of Instructions Section 164 (Wright trans.) page 82. This is the mansion of the Pleiades, the Seven Sisters, a cluster of six stars in the shoulder of the constellation Taurus.
Here are the instructions for the image of the Third Lunar Mansion from William Lilly's copy of Picatrix, Sloane manuscript number 3679,
"The third [mansion] is Azor and is for the acquisition of profit and goods. Make the figure of a seated woman with her right hand raised over her head, and wrap [the image] in cloth, and cense it with musk, camphor, mastic and aromatic oils. And say: "You, Amixtiel, make it so." Fashion this image in a silver ring with a square table, and then place it upon your finger and it will be completed as you please."
Picatrix Sloane MS 3679, Book IV, Chapter 9 (translation by Christopher Warnock, Esq.)
"The third Mansion is Azoraye (which is to say, the Pleiades). It is for the acquisition of all good [things]. When the Moon has passed into this Mansion, fashion the ] figure of a seated woman with her right hand raised over her head, and wrap [the image] in cloth, and cense it with musk, camphor, mastic and aromatic oils.
And say: You, Annuncia, make such and such [to happen]; and speak your petition here to her for whatever good thing you wish. Fashion this image in a silver ring with a square table, and then place it upon your finger. When you have performed this as aforesaid, it will be as you wish and your request will be carried out with speed. And know that Annuncia is the name of the lord of this Mansion. And this is its figure."
Picatrix Book IV, Chapter 9
The key difference is in the names of the lord of the third mansion. For this mansion Sloane 3679 is closer to the list given in Cornelius Agrippa's Three Books of Occult Philosophy in which Book III, chapter 24, gives the name of the lord of the third mansion as Amixiel, while Sloane 3679 says Amixtiel and Pingree says Annuncia. Nigel and I have been using Agrippa's list and it appears that this derives from Picatrix as well.
The election is for 8:56 am MDT March 10, 2008 for Boulder, Colorado, where Wade, our jeweler/mage will be casting 3rd Mansion talisman. The Moon is waxing in the 3rd Mansion, the 3rd Mansion rises and the Moon and Ascendant are unafflicted.
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