28 Mansions of the Moon and their Virtues

Celestial Intelligencer of 1801, by Francis Barrett, Book Two, Chapter 33 From Page 153: …While the Moon wanders, it obtains other powers and virtues; but every one of these mansions, contained twelve degrees, whose names and also their beginnings in the Zodiac of the eight sphere, are these:

The Mansions in the First Quarter of Heaven – Spring
The first is called Alnath; that is the horns of Aries: his beginning is from the head of Aries of the eighth sphere; it causes discords, and journeys.

The second is called Allothaim or Albochan, that is the belly of Aries, and his beginning is from the twelfth degree of the same sign, fifty one minutes, twenty two seconds complete; it conduces to the finding of treasures, and to the retaining of captives;

The third is called Achaomazon or Athoray, Showering or Pleiades; beginning from the twenty five degree of Aries completed at forty two minutes, and fifty one seconds; it is profitable to seawomen, huntswomen, and alchemists.

The fourth Mansion is called Aldebaram or Aldelamen, the eye or head of Taurus; beginning at the eight degree of Taurus, thirty four minutes, and seventeen seconds of the same. 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; beginning at twenty one degree of Taurus, twenty five minutes, forty seconds; it helps to the return from a journey, the instruction of scholarly types, it confirms edifices, it gives health and good-will,

spring moonThe sixth is called Alhanna or Alchaya, a little star of great light; beginning after the fourth degree of Gemini, seventeen minutes, and nine seconds; it conduces to hunting, and besieging of towns, the revenge of princes, destroys harvests and fruits and hinders the operation of the physicians.

The seventh is called Aldimiach or Alarzach, 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 magistrates. 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.

The Mansions in the Second Quarter of Heaven – Summer

The seven following mansions begin from Cancer, whose names are Alnaza or Anatrachya, begins from zero to eight of Cancer, is misty or cloudy, the eighth mansion, it causes love, friendship, and society of fellow travelers, it drives away mice and 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. 

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The tenth is called Algelioche or Albgebh, that is the neck or forehead of Leo; it strengthens buildings, yields love, benevolence and help against enemies.

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 Mansions in the Third Quarter of Heaven – Autumn
The other seven follow: The first of which begins in the head of Libra, the fifteenth Mansion, and the name is Agrapha or Algarpha, that is, covered, or covered flying: its profitable for the extracting of treasures, for digging of pits, it assists divorce, discord, and the destruction of houses and enemies, and hinders travelers.

The sixteenth is called Azubene or Ahubene, that is, the horns of Scorpio, it hinders journeys and wedlock, harvests and merchandise, it prevails for redemption of captives.

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.

Samuel Palmer 1801-1885 Moon on the cornfield

The nineteenth 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 travelers, and causes divorce; and in this is the third quarter of Heaven is completed.

The Mansions in the Fourth Quarter of Heaven – Winter
There remains the seven last Mansions completing the last quarter of heaven; the first of which being in order to the twenty-second, begins from the head of Capricorn, called Sadahacha or Zodeboluch, or Zandeldena, that is a pastor; it promotes the flight of servants and captives, that they may escape, and helps the curing of diseases.

The three and twentieth is called Zabadola or Zobrach that is swallowing; it is for divorce, liberty of captives and the health of the sick.

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.

winters moonThe 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 travelers through dangerous places; it makes for the joy of married couples, but it strengths prisons, and causes loss of treasures.


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  1. Patty says:

    Reblogged this on Campbells World.


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