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Astrological Chart of the Week
Christopher Warnock, Esq.
Astrological Chart of the Week
For the Week of December 24-30, 2001

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Week of December 17-23, 2001:
Election for Cutting Hair
Venus Election for Lust
Electional Astrology
Sex and Electional Astrology
Astrological Talisman
Ficino Venus Talisman Example
Love Talismans
Passion, Harmony & Commitment
in Love & Marriage Talisman
The Mansions of the Moon
Astrology, Magical Talismans &
Mansions of the Moon in Picatrix
Listing of the Mansions of the
Moon in Picatrix
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Election of the Sixth Mansion of the Moon for Friendship & Love from Picatrix

Let those love now who never loved before;
Let those who always loved, now love the more.

Thomas Parnell

This week's talismans come from David Pingree's Latin version of Picatrix, an encyclopedic work of medieval Arabic astrological magic. For more information on Picatrix, see Picatrix at Twilight Grotto. Two more selections from Picatrix, untranslated elsewhere and dealing with the magical uses of the lunar mansions can be found at Astrology, Magical Talismans & Mansions of the Moon in Picatrix and Listing of the Mansions of the Moon in Picatrix.
The election for this week's talismans uses the sixth 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 sixth mansion as Al-Hana "A Brand or Mark". Book of Instructions Section 164 (Wright trans.) page 83.
Here are the instructions for the image of the Sixth Lunar Mansion from Picatrix,

"The sixth Mansion is Achaya, and it is for the creation of love between two people. When the Moon has come about to this Mansion, fashion two images from white wax, place them face to face, and wrap them in white silk. Cense them with amber and lignum aloes, and say: You, Nedeyrahe, bring together this one and this one, and place between them love and friendship. And from this it shall be done as you desire. And know that Nedeyrahe is the name of the lord of this Mansion."

Picatrix Book IV, Chapter 9 (translation by Robert Thomas).
Chart produced by Solar Fire 5
Originally the lunar mansions were sidereal, that is their boundaries were measured against the fixed stars. Vivian Robson, following Al-Biruni's instructions, gives the indicator stars for the sixth mansion as Gamma Geminorum, known as Alhena, whose current position is 9 Cancer 6. The Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology (Sun Books 1995) page 72.
The next mansion begins at Alpha Geminorum, known as Castor, whose current position is 20 Cancer 14. Thus the current boundaries for the Mansion Al-Hana extend from 9 to 20 Cancer
A much later version of this election is found in A Treatise on Angel Magic circa 1700, "In the Sixth Mansion, for the increase of love between two parties, they sealed in white wax two Images embracing one another, and fumed it with Lignum Aloes and Amber." A Treatise on Angel Magic (Phanes Press, 1990) page 131.

The time chosen for the election is December 30, 2001 at 5:20 pm EST in Washington, D.C. 38 N 55, 77 W 03. At this time the Moon is at 15 degrees of Cancer. Thus at our elected date and time the Moon is in her sixth Mansion.
Here is further information on Astrological Talismans and Astrological Magic. If you wish to delve even deeper into this fascinating area I offer an Astrological Magic Web Course as well as a traditional astrology and astrological magic discussion group Spiritus Mundi.


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