NEW: Update for Lunar Mansions Ephemeris for November/December 2015 & January 2016

To access the latest update of my Lunar Mansions Ephemeris, click on the image below:

Arabian Moon




Saturn conjunct fixed star Dschubba

At the moment, Saturn is conjunct fixed star Dschubba, located in the head of the constellation Scorpius, the Scorpion. The conjunction between Saturn and this fixed star will re-occur in October 2015. Thereafter we will have to wait until November 2044 for a repeat performance.


According to Ptolemy, Dschubba is of the nature of Mars and Saturn. It can cause sudden assaults, malevolence, immorality and shamelessness. This star delta (δ) Dschubba, along with beta (β) Acrab, and pi (π) Scorpius, formed the Arabic 17th manzil al- Iklil, the Crown of the Forehead of the Scorpion.

For more information about the 28 Mansions of the Moon, click the thumbnail, below:

Luna day off

Saturn, the Greater Malefic, is a cold, dry diurnal planet. He mainly represents sobriety, setbacks and restrictions. In conjunction with the fixed star Dschubba, it is believed to indicate violence, destructive inclinations, cruelty and immorality.

Apart from these rather unpleasant sounding possibilities, there also seems to be a rather interesting tendency towards foundation or recognition of cities, political entities or states. We know of a few events in the past that occurred when Saturn was close to fixed star Dschubba:

  • Saturn was at in head of the Scorpion at the Aries ingress of 814 BC, when the founding of Carthage took place.
  • During the 1958 establishment of the United Arab Republic, Saturn and Mars were in the head of the Scorpion.
  • The 1956 treaty, granting Morocco independence was signed when Saturn and North Lunar Node were in the head of the Scorpion.


Update: Vatican recognises Palestine:

NEW – Mansions of the Moon from 1596

The predominant use of the Lunar Mansions before 1700 was to create talismans based on astrological principles and to cast spells. Extant source material like the Picatrix or Agrippa’s Three Books on Occult Philosophy leave no doubt about the highly esoteric use of the Mansions, used by only a few well versed practitioners, daring enough to delve into these forbidden arts…….

… continued at:

Mansions of the Moon (Planeten Buch Straubing, 1596)

NEW – The Mansions of the Moon

A new page has been added to my web log. It may be accessed via the link in the title bar, or through the following link:

The Mansions of the Moon

This page provides the reader with detailed information about the following:

  • Name of the 28 Mansions of the Moon in Arabic, as to be found in Picatrix*, and in English
  • Location and extension of the Tropical Lunar Mansions throughout the zodiac, as described in Picatrix and used by Agrippa von Nettesheim in his Three Books on Occult Philosophy
  • Favourable significations
  • Unfavourable significations

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*Edition used: “Picatrix”, Das Ziel der Weisen von Pseudo-Magriti, Translated into German from the Arabic by Hellmut Ritter and Martin Plessner, London, The Warburg Institute, University of London, 1962