Al Natra (Nathrah): In the Western tradition, this mansion begins at the start of Cancer and runs to 12°51’26’’ of the same sign. Jyotish astrology places this mansion at 16°-29°40’ Cancer.
In elections, this mansion is good for love, friendship, and all social affairs, it’s good for beginning a medical regimine and journies. It is also good for getting rid of pests, but is supposed to be bad for prisoners. The magical uses of this mansion echo the electional uses with talismans that can make enemies into friends, drive away pests, and bind prisoners for long periods of time.
Jyotish astrology calls this mansion Pushya and it’s lord is Saturn. People born with the Moon in this mansion are soft-spoken, intelligent, and spiritual. They are likely to seek careers in medicine and social work. They are very sociable and are inclined to the arts and sales. Natives are popular, wealthy, and charitable.
The Chinese mansion Gui Xiu lies in this area of the sky, with the translation of Ghost it fits right in with the idea of Cancer holding the Gate of Man. The nebula in Cancer (the star Preasepe), was thought to be the point where the souls of the unborn came through to be born in this world. This mansion holds the asterisms Cumulative Corpses, Beacon Fire, Celestial Dog, Outer Kitchen, Celestial Earth God’s Temple, and Judge of Animals.
Al Tarf: This mansion is located at 12°Cancer51’26” and ends at 25°Cancer41’52” in Western astrology. Jyotish astrology places it 12°Leo40’ to 26°Leo.
This mansion is favorable for journies by water or air, but not by land. It causes quarrels, and is bad for farming and gardening. The talismans in this mansion are made to damage crops and divide companions. It also has some uses for putting legal opponents in prison.
Vedic astrology calls this mansion Ashlesha, and the lord of it is Mercury. This mansion is for punishment, torture, separation, and exorcism while the Moon is here. Those born with the Moon here are said to be skilled in medicine and dishonest. They are thought of as dishonest, ungrateful swindlers.
The Chinese mansion Liu Xiu lies in this area of the sky and contains the asterisms Williow and Banner of a Wine Shop, perhaps alluding to the unfortunate and slovenly nature of this area of the sky.
Al Gabha (Jabhah): Western astrology has this mansion go from 25°Cancer41’52” to 8°Leo34’18”. Jyotish astrology has this mansion 26°Leo to 9°Virgo20’.
In electional astrology, this mansion is good for beginning things. Friendships, love affairs, construction, gardening, and obtaining assistance in endeavours. It is, though, unfavorable for travels. In astrological magic, the talismans are made here to promote good relations between maritial partners and stabilize buildings from disasters. A more negative approach to magic would use this mansion’s talismans to put travelers and enemies in awful situations and tighten the bond of prisoners.
Jyotish astrology calls this mansion Magha and it is ruled by the Southern Node. This mansion highlights the ideas of tradition, looking towards the past as a guide to the future, these people can be classist and prideful because of it. When the Moon is here, it is favorable for punishments, beatings, burning, and poison. People born with the Moon are likely to be wealthy merchants, religioius, well served and fond of life, but men are often mysoginist.
The Chinese mansion Xing Xiu is here. This contains the asterisms Star, Celestial Premier, Celestial Cereals, Xuanyuan, Maids in Waiting, and the High Judge.
Al Tsubra (Zubra): This mansion is located at 8°Leo34’18” in Western astrology, and goes to 21°Leo25’44”. In Jyotish astrology, it runs from 9°Virgo20’ to 22°Virgo40’.
In electional astrology, the Moon here is a good time to begin a trip, do business, bail someone out of jail, rescue a captive, and good for all farming activities. However, it is said it’s a bad time to medications that encourage the loosening of the bowels or induce vomiting. In astrological magic, the talismans of this mansion are used to free prisoners, successful trading, and the well being of travelers. It’s also useful for stabilizing buildings, capturing cities, and to encourage harmonious relations with companions.
In Hindu astrology this mansion is named Purva Phalguni and it is ruled by Venus. This mansion is favorable for destruction, imprisonment, torture, and acts of disgrace. Natives of this mansion are said to be fond of women, dancing, the arts, and business. The native is also generous, handsome, and submissive, however they will usually develop some bad habit that will hold them back.
The Chinese mansion here is named Zhang Xiu (translated as Extended Net) and is one of the mansions of the Vermillion Bird Zhue Que. This mansion is made up of stars from the constellation Hydra, and it contains the asterism of the Celestial Temple (made up of stars from Antila and Pyxis).
Al Sarfa: This mansion runs from 21°Leo25’44” to 4°Virgo17’10” in Western astrology, and in Jyotish astrology it goes from 22°Virgo40’ to 6°Libra0’.
In electional astrology, this mansion is a good place for the Moon to be when seeking to improve crops and gardening, harmonizing marriage partners, and improving the overall condition of others. It is a bad place for the Moon to be to begin voyages. In astrological magic, talismans made with the Moon in this mansion are good for assisting in the growing of plants and to foster good feelings between companions. This is also the best mansion to insure the success of alchemical operations, these talismans are also said to improve and maintain the condition of slaves and workers. On a more negative side, talismans made here can also be used to destroy someone’s belongings and sink ships.
Jyotish astrologers call this mansion Uttara Phalguni and its ruler is the Sun. This mansion is good for ceremonies that mark a desire to be stabilized such as coronations, weddings, or breaking ground. Natives of this mansion are said to be virtuous, wealthy, modest, be free of cares and have an enjoyable life.
The Chinese mansion in this area of the sky is Yi Xiu, Wings which is made up of parts from the constellations Crater and Hydra. This mansion only has one asterism, and that’s Dongou (a city in southern Zhenjiang) which is made from stars in Antlia and Vela.
Al-Auwa (Awwa): Western astrology places this mansion from 4°Virgo17’10” to 17°Virgo8’36”. Jyotish astrology holds this mansion 6°Libra0’ to 19°Libra20’.
This mansion is a special one in electional astrology; it’s not a bad mansion for anything. It is especially favorable for gardening and all types of farm work. Also good for financial operations and partnerships as well as marriage and voyages, while simultaneously being good for releasing prisoners, sending messages, and having an overall helpful resonance with all operations that are good and charitable. The talisman for this mansion echoes the helpful tone of this mansion, there are no curses associated with them. Instead, they only assist in trading, marriage, traveling, gardening, freeing prisoners, and gaining the favor of great people.
Hindu astrologers call this mansion Hasta and it is ruled by the Moon. When the Moon is here, it is a good time for sales, art, learning, love, and taking medicine. People born under this mansion are merchants, handsome, religious, active, and resourceful, they are also said to be thieves.
Chinese astrology has the mansion Zhen Xiu here, or the Chariot. The Chariot is made up of several asterisms. Changsha (another city in China), the Left and Right Linchpins are all made up from stars in Corvus the Crow. Green Hill, Military Gate, and the Master of Constructions are made from stars in Hydra. The final asterism is House of Musical Instruments and it’s made from stars in Centaurus.
Al Simak: In western astrology, this mansion runs from 17°Virgo8’36” to 30°Virgo0’0”. Jyotish astrology has this mansion at 19°Libra20’ to 2°Scorpio20’.
In electional astrology, this mansion is good for agriculture, medical treatment, and trips by plane or boat. It’s said to bring disaster to land journeys and it is a doubtful place for marriages as it tends towards adultery. The talismans for this mansion are helpful in increasing understanding between people, for the welling of travelers, and promote complete healing when used in conjunction with medical treatments. Talismans from this mansion also wreak havoc on crops and financial savings.
Hindu astrology calls this mansion Chitra and it’s ruled by Mars. This mansion is favorable for friendships, love, and making ornaments and clothes. People born with the Moon in this mansion will be people who work with their hands through craft, medicine, or magic. The native is also said to be fond of flowers and colors and will have beautiful eyes.
In Chinese astrology, this mansion marks the start of the autumn sky and it falls into the protection of the White Tiger Bai Hu. This section of the sky also has a connection with Venus, which is the planet that is associated with the west, metal, and autumn in Chinese astrology. The first mansion under Bai Hu is Kiu Xiu, or Legs, which is made from stars in Andromeda and Pisces. The asterisms under Kiu Xiu are the Outer Fence, Celestial Pigsty, Master of Constructions, Southern Military Gate, Flying Condor, Auxiliary Road, Wang Liang, and Whip.