"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." ("The MAGUS or CELESTIAL INTELLIGENCER" by Francis Barrett)
The ancient astrologers knew and used in their work aside from the 12 zodiacal signs of the Sun, also 28 mansions of the Moon or lunar mansions.
They represent an ancient wisdom, now very little spread among the astrologers, yet they are of great use both in natal and electional astrology as well as in magical purposes.
These mansions are subdivisions of the zodiac, equal in size, which start at 0º Aries and last 12º51´26´´ each.
The monthly transit of the Moon through each of these mansions generates a different influence as follows:
Influence of the Moon Mansions
Texts from "The MAGUS or CELESTIAL INTELLIGENCER" by Francis Barrett, London, 1801
The Moon in the 1st mansion - it causes discords, and journies; (0 Aries to 12 Aries 51)
The Moon in the 2nd mansion - it conduces to the finding
of treasures, and to the retaining [of] captives; (12 Aries 51 to 25 Aries 42)
The Moon in the 3rd mansion - it is profitable to
sailors, huntsmen, and alchymists; (25 Aries 42 to 8 Taurus 34)
The Moon in the 4th mansion - it causes the destruction and
hindrances of buildings, fountains, wells, gold mines, the flight of creeping
things, and begets discord. (8 Taurus 34 to 21 Taurus 25)
The Moon in the 5th mansion - it confirms edifices, it gives health
and good-will; (21 Taurus 25 to 4 Gemini 17)
The Moon in the 6th mansion - it conduces to hunting, and besieging of towns, and
revenge of princes, it destroys harvests and fruits and hinders the operation of
the physician; (4 Gemini 17 to 17 Gemini 8)
The Moon in the 7th mansion - it confers gain and friendship, its profitable to
lovers, it scares flies, destroys magistracies; (17 Gemini 8 to 0 Cancer)
The Moon in the 8th mansion - it causes love,
friendship, and society of fellow travellers, it drives away mice ands afflicts
captives, confirming their imprisonment; (0 Cancer to 12 Cancer 51)
The Moon in the 9th mansion - it hinders harvests and
travelers, and puts discord between men; (12 Cancer 51 to 25 Cancer 42)
The Moon in the 10th mansion - it strengthens buildings,
yields love, benevolence and help against enemies; (25 Cancer 42 to 8 Leo 34)
The Moon in the 11th mansion - it is good for
voyages, and gain by merchandise, and for redemption of captives; (8 Leo 34 to 21 Leo 25)
The Moon in the 12th mansion - it
gives prosperity to harvests, and plantations, but hinders seamen, and is good
for the bettering of servants, captives and companions; (21 Leo 25 to 4 Virgo 17)
The Moon in the 13th mansion - it is
prevalent for benevolence, gain, voyages, harvests, and freedom of
captives; (17 to 17 Virgo 8)
The Moon in the 14th mansion - 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; (17 Virgo 8 to 0 Libra)
The Moon in the 15th mansion - 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; (0 Libra to 12 Libra 5)
The Moon in the 16th mansion - it
hinders journies and wedlock, harvests and merchandise, it prevails for
redemption of captives; (12 Libra 51 to 25 Libra 42)
The Moon in the 17th mansion - it betters a bad fortune, makes love durable,
strengthens buildings, and helps seamen; (25 Libra 42 to 8 Scorpio 34)
The Moon in the 18th mansion - it causes discord, sedition,
conspiracy against princes and mighty ones, and revenge from enemies, but it
frees captives and helps edifices; (8 Scorpio 34 to 21 Scorpio 25)
The Moon in the 19th mansion - 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; (21 Scorpio 25 to 4 Sagittarius 17)
The Moon in the 20th mansion - 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; (4 Sagittarius 17 to 17 Sagittarius 8)
The Moon in the 21st mansion - it is good
for harvests, gain, buildings and travellers, and causes divorce; and in this is
the third quarter of Heaven is completed; (17 Sagittarius 8 to 0 Capricorn)
The Moon in the 22nd mansion - it promotes the flight of
servants and captives, that they may escape, and helps the curing of
diseases; (0 Capricorn to 12 Capricorn 51)
The Moon in the 23rd mansion - it is for divorce, liberty of captives and the health of the
sick; (12 Capricorn 51 to 25 Capricorn 42)
The Moon in the 24th mansion - 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; (25 Capricorn 42 to 8 Aquarius 34)
The Moon in the 25th mansion - 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; (8 Aquarius 34 to 21 Aquarius 25)
The Moon in the 26th mansion - it causes union, health of captives, destroys
buildings and prisons; (21 Aquarius 25 to 4 Pisces 17)
The Moon in the 27th mansion - 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; (4 Pisces 17 to 17 Pisces 8)
The Moon in the 28th mansion - 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; (17 Pisces 8 to 0 Aries)
The angels and the Moon mansions
There are twenty-eight angels, who rule in the twenty-eight mansions of the moon, whose names are these; Geniel, Enediel, Anixiel, Azariel, Gabriel, Dirachiel, Scheliel, Amnediel, Barbiel, Ardefiel, Neciel, Abdizuel, Jazeriel, Ergediel, Atliel, Azeruel, Adriel, Egibiel, Amutiel, Kyriel, Bethnael, Geliel, Requiel, Abrinael, Agiel, Tagriel, Atheniel, Amnixiel.
Symbolic images for the Moon's influence in each mansion
In the first, for the destruction of some one, they
made, in an iron ring, the image of a black man, in a garment of hair, and
girdled round, casting a small lance with his right hand: they sealed this in
black wax, and perfumed it with liquid storax, and wished some evil to
In the second, against the wrath of the prince, and for reconciliation
with him, they sealed, in white wax and mastich, the image of a king crowned,
and perfumed it with lignum aloes.
In the third, they made an image in a
silver ring, whose table was square; the figure of which was a woman, well
clothed, sitting in a chair, her right hand being lifted up on her head; they
sealed it, and perfumed it with musk, camphire, and calamus aromaticus. They
affirmed that this gives happy fortune, and every good thing.
In the fourth,
for revenge, separation, enmity, and ill-will, they sealed, in red wax, the
image of a soldier sitting on a horse, holding a serpent in his right hand: they
perfumed it with red myrrh and storax.
In the fifth, for the favour of kings
and officers, and good entertainment, they sealed, in silver, the head of a man,
and perfumed it with red sanders.
In the sixth, to procure love between two,
they sealed, in white wax, two images, embracing one another, and perfumed them
with lignum aloes and amber.
In the seventh, to obtain every good thing, they
scaled, in silver, the image of a man, well clothed, holding up his hands to
Heaven, as it were, praying and supplicating, and perfumed it with good
In the eighth, for victory in war, they made a seal in tin, being an
image of an eagle, having the face of a man, and perfumed it with
In the ninth, to cause infirmities, they made a seal of lead,
being the image of a man wanting his privy parts, covering his eyes with his
hands; and they perfumed it with rosin of the pine.
In the tenth, to
facilitate child bearing, and to cure the sick, they made a seal of gold, being
the head of a lion, and perfumed it with amber.
In the eleventh, for fear,
reverence, and worship, they made a seal of a plate of gold, being the image of
a man riding on a lion, holding the ear thereof in his left hand, and in his
right holding forth a bracelet of gold; and they perfumed it with good odours
In the twelfth, for the separation of lovers, they made a seal
of black lead, being the image of a dragon fighting with a man; and they
perfumed it with the hairs of a lion, and assafútida.
In the thirteenth, for
the agreement of married people, and for dissolving of all the charms against
copulation, they made a seal of the images of both (of the man in red wax, and
the woman in white), and caused them to embrace one another; perfuming it with
lignum aloes and amber.
In the fourteenth, for divorce and separation of the
man from the woman, they made a seal of red copper, being the image of a dog.
biting his tail; and they perfumed it with the hair of a black dog and a black
In the fifteenth, to obtain friendship and good will, they made the
image of a man sitting, and inditing letters, and perfumed it with frankincense
In the sixteenth, for gaining much merchandising, they made a
seal of silver, being the image of a man, sitting on a chair, holding a balance
in his hand; and they perfumed it with well smelling spices.
seventeenth, against thieves and robbers, they sealed with an iron seal the
image of an ape, and perfumed it with the air of an ape.
In the eighteenth,
against fevers and pains of the belly, they made a seal of copper, being the
image of a snake with his tail above his head; and they perfumed it with
hartshorn; and said this same seal put to flight serpents, and all venomous
creatures, from the place where it is buried.
In the nineteenth, for
facilitating birth, and provoking the menstrues, they made a seal of copper,
being the image of a woman holding her hands upon her face; and they perfumed it
with liquid storax.
In the twentieth, for hunting, they made a seal of tin,
being the image of Sagittary, half a man and half a horse; and they perfumed it
with the head of a wolf.
In the twenty-first, for the destruction of some
body, they made the image of a man, with a double countenance before and behind;
and they perfumed it with brimstone and jet, and put it in a box of brass, and
with it brimstone and jet, and the hair of him whom they would hurt.
twenty-second, for the security of runaways, they made a seal of iron, being the
image of a man, with wings on his feet, bearing a helmet on his head; and they
perfumed it with argent vive.
In the twenty-third, for destruction and
wasting, they made a seal of iron, being the image of a cat, having a dog's
head; and they perfumed it with dog's hair taken from the head, and buried it in
the place where they intended the hurt.
In the twenty-fourth, for multiplying
herds of cattle, they took the horn of a ram, bull, or goat, or of that sort of
cattle they would increase, and sealed in it, burning, with an iron seal, the
image of a woman giving suck to her son; and they hanged it on the neck of that
cattle who was the leader of the flock, or they sealed it in his horn.
twenty-fifth, for the preservation of trees and harvest, they sealed, in the
wood of a fig tree, the image of a man planting and they perfumed it with the
flowers of the fig tree, and hung it on the tree.
In the twenty-sixth, for
love and favour, they sealed, in white wax and mastich, the figure of a woman
washing and combing her hair; and they perfumed it with good odours.
twenty-seventh, to destroy fountains, pits, medicinal waters, and baths, they
made, of red earth, the image of a man winged, holding in his hand an empty
vessel, and perforated; and the image being burnt, they put in the vessel
assafútida and liquid storax, and they buried it in the pond or fountain which
they would destroy.
In the twenty-eighth, for getting fish together, they
made a seal of copper, being the image of a fish; and they perfumed it with the
skin of a sea fish, and cast it into the water where they would have the fish