In these twenty eight Mansions do lie hid many secrets of the wisdom of the antients, by the which they wrought wonders on all things which are under the circle of the Moon....
1st Quarter of Heaven Mansions
2nd Quarter of Heaven Mansions
3rd Quarter of Heaven Mansions
4th Quarter of Heaven Mansions
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by Francis Barrett, F.R.C., 1801
Book Two, Chapter 33
Of the twenty eight Mansions of the Moon, and their virtues.
And seeing the Moon measures the whole Zodiac in the space of twenty eight days, hence is it that the wise men of the Indians and most of the antient astrologers have granted twenty eight Mansions to the Moon, which being fixed in the eight sphere, do enjoy (as Alpharus says) divers names and proprieties from the various signs and stars which are contained in them, through which while the Moon wanders, it obtains other and other powers and virtues; but every one of these mansions, according to the opinion of Abraham, contained twelve degrees, and fifty one minutes, and almost twenty six
seconds, whose names and also their beginnings in the Zodiac of the eight sphere, are these.
The third is called Achaomazon or Athoray, that is, showering or Pleiades; his beginning is from the twenty five degrees of Aries complete forty two minutes, and fifty one seconds; it is profitable to sailors, huntsmen, and alchymists;
The fourth Mansion is called Aldebaram or Aldelamen that is the eye or head of Taurus; his beginning is from the eight degree of Taurus, thirty four minutes, and seventeen seconds of the same Taurus being excluded; it causes the destruction and hindrances of buildings, fountains, wells, gold mines, the flight of creeping things, and begets discord.
The fifth is called Alchatay or Albachay; the beginning of it is after the twenty one degree of Taurus, twenty five minutes, forty seconds; it helps to the return from a journey, the instruction of scholars, it confirms edifices, it gives health and good-will,
The sixth is called Alhanna or Alchaya, that is the little star of great light; his beginning is after the fourth degree of Gemini, seventeen minutes, and nine seconds; it conduces to hunting, and besieging of towns, and revenge of princes, it destroys harvests and fruits and hinders the operation of the physician.
The seventh is called Aldimiach or Alarzach, that is the Arm of Gemini and begins from the seventeenth degree of Gemini, eight minutes and thirty four seconds, and lasts even to the end of the sign; it confers gain and friendship, its profitable to lovers, it scares flies, destroys magistracies. And so is one quarter of the heaven completed in these seven mansions; and in the like order and number of degrees, minutes and seconds, the remaining mansions in every quarter have their several beginnings; namely so, that in the first sign of this quarter three mansions take their beginnings, in the other two signs two Mansions in each;
it causes love, friendship, and society of fellow travellers, it drives away mice ands afflicts captives, confirming their imprisonment.
After this is the ninth called Archaam or Arcaph, that is the eye of the Lion; it hinders harvests and travelers, and puts discord between men.
The eleventh is called Azobra or Ardaf, that is, the hair of the lion's head; it is good for voyages, and gain by merchandise, and for redemption of captives;
The twelfth is called Alzarpha or Azarpha, that is the tail of Leo; it gives prosperity to harvests, and plantations, but hinders seamen, and is good for the bettering of servants, captives and companions.
The thirteenth is named Alhaire, that is Dogstars, or the wings of Virgo; it is prevalent for benevolence, gain, voyages, harvests, and freedom of captives;
The fourteenth is called Achureth or Arimet, by others Azimeth or Alhumech or Alcheymech, that is the spike of Virgo, or flying spike; it causes the love of married folks, it cures the sick, is profitable to sailors, but hinders journies by land; and in these the second quarter of Heaven is completed.
The seventeenth is called Alchil, that is the Crown of Scorpio, it betters a bad fortune, makes love durable, strengthens buildings, and helps seamen;
The eighteenth is called Alchas or Altob, that is the Heart of Scorpio; it causes discord, sedition, conspiracy against princes and mighty ones, and revenge from enemies, but it frees captives and helps edifices.
The ninteenth is called Allatha or Achala, by others Hycula or Axala, that is the tail of Scorpio; it helps in the besieging of cities and taking of towns, and in the driving of men from their places, and for the destruction of seamen, and perdition of captives.
The twentieth is called Abnahaya, that is a beam;
it helps for the taming of wild beasts, for the strengthening of prisons, it destroys the wealth of societies, it compels a man to come to a certain place.
The twenty first is called Abeda or Albeldach which is a desert; it is good for harvests, gain, buildings and travellers, and causes divorce; and in this is the third quarter of Heaven is completed.
The twenty fourth is called Sadabath or Chadezoad, that is the star of fortune; it is prevalent for the benevolence of married people, for the victory of soldiers, it hurts the execution of government, and prevents it being exercised;
The twenty fifth is called Sadalabra or Sadalachia, that is a butterfly or a spreading forth; it favors besieging and revenge, it destroys enemies, causes divorce, confirms prisons and buildings, hastens messengers, it conduces to spells against copulation, and so binds every member of man, that it cannot perform its duty;
The twenty sixth is called Alpharg or Phragal Mocaden, that is the first drawing; it causes union, health of captives, destroys buildings and prisons.
The twenty seventh is called Alcharya or Alhalgalmoad that is the second drawing; it increases harvests, revenues, gain, and heals infirmities, but hinders buildings, prolongs prisons, causes danger to seamen, and helps to infer mischiefs on whom you shall please;
The twenty-eighth and last is called Albotham or Alchalcy, that is Pisces: it increases harvests and merchandise, it secures travellers through dangerous places; it makes for the joy of married couples, but it strengths prisons, and causes loss of treasures;
And in these twenty eight Mansions do lie hid many secrets of the wisdom of the antients, by the which they wrought wonders on all things which are under the circle of the Moon; and they attributed to every Mansion his resemblances, images, and seals, and his president intelligences, and worked by the virtue of them after different manners.
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