|Christopher Warnock, Esq.|
55 Astrological and Magical
Aphorisms from Picatrix
Listing of the Mansions of the
Moon in Picatrix
|Lunar Mansions in the Magus|
|Introduction to Talismans|
|Introduction to Astrological Magic|
Information on Picatrix
from Twilight Grotto
Article by Ian Freer on
Picatrix and Lunar Mansions
Translated by Robert Thomas
TOPThe 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.
TOPThe seventh Mansion is Aldira, and it for the acquisition of all good [things]. When the Moon has come around to this Mansion, fashion a seal of silver, and sculpt the image of a man clothed in robes and with his hands extended to heaven after manner of a man who is praying and supplicating [the gods]; in the breast [of this image] write the name of the lord of this Mansion. Cense it with all things which have sweet odors, and say: You, Siely, cause such and such to happen, and fulfill my petition. Ask [of it] whatever you wish from among all the good things. Carry this seal with you, and you will receive all you ask for. And know that Selehe is the name of the lord of this Mansion.
TOPThe tenth Mansion is Algebha and it is for the healing of illness and ease of childbirth in women. When the Moon has passed around to this Mansion, fashion [an image] from gold or latone (?) [of] the head of a lion, and above it write the name of the lord of this Mansion. Cense the image with amber, and say: You, Aredafir, lift up sadness, slowness and infirmity from my body and from the body of whomsoever consumes food or drink in which this seal has been placed. And whatever day you may have censed it, and it shall be carried to the sick [person] or the infirm [person] shall wash it with another substance to be consumed against illness or for women who have had a difficult birth . And know that the name of the lord of this Mansion is Aredafir.
TOPThe nineteenth Mansion is Axaula, and it is for hurrying the menses of women . When the Moon has passed around to this Mansion, fashion from brass (which is drawn forth in a certain manner) a seal, in which sculpt the image of a woman holding her hands before her face. Cense 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 asked. If a woman keeps this image tied about her waist, it will keep her happily and without danger [of pregnancy]. And know that Annucel is the name of the lord of this Mansion.
TOPThe twenty-third Mansion is Zaadebola, and it is for destruction and devastation. When the Moon has passed into this Mansion, fashion a seal of iron in which you should sculpt the image of a cat having a dog's head. Cense 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. And it shall be as you desire. And know that the name of the lord of this Mansion is Zequebin.
TOPThe twenty-sixth Mansion is Alfarg Primus, and it is for the creation of love. When the Moon has passed into 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. Cense it will 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. And know that Tagriel is the name of the lord of this Mansion.