Ancient Name: Al Jabhah (The brow)
25°42’51″ Cancer to 8°34’17″ Leo
To dispel sadness and inspire courage
Do: Be brave. Seek to improve your situation. Tackle tasks that require courage and strength. Take healing remedies.
Don’t: Hide under the bed. Wait to be rescued.
(Sun in Lunar Mansion 10 from July 18 to July 30)
Lunar Mansions in History:
From Al Biruni, 11th Century: Al jabhah, or jabhat al-asad, the lion’s forehead, is formed by four bright stars, not in a straight line from north to south. The largest .and brightest and most southerly is the heart of Leo. Qalb al-asad, or al-malaki (Regulus)
From Abenragel, 11th Century:
Indian Astrology – Good for contracting marriage, for sugar and what is made with it. Bad for journeys and entrusting anything, for putting on new clothes or for women’s jewelry.
Dorotheos – Good for buildings, which will last, and for partnerships, benefiting all parties. If captured, at the command of a leader or because of great deed, and long, hard imprisonment.
From Picatrix, 11th Century: The tenth Mansion is Algebha and it is for the healing of illness and ease of childbirth in women. When the Moon has passed around to this Mansion, fashion [an image] from gold or latone [of] the head of a lion, and above it write the name of the lord of this Mansion. Cense the image with amber, and say: You, Aredafir, lift up sadness, slowness and infirmity from my body and from the body of whomsoever consumes food or drink in which this seal has been placed. And whatever day you may have censed it, and it shall be carried to the sick [person] or the infirm [person] shall wash it with another substance to be consumed against illness or for women who have had a difficult birth . And know that the name of the lord of this Mansion is Aredafir.
From Agrippa, 16th Century: Algeliache or Aglebh: neck or forehead of Leo 25°42’51″ Cancer. Strengthens buildings, extends love, good will and help against enemies to facilitate child-bearing. The head of a lion.
From Robson, 20th Century: Al Jabhah. alpha [Regulus] with gamma [Algieba], zeta [Adhafera], and eta [Al Jabhah] (Masion 8: Leo. 29 Leo 55′ in 2007, 28 Leo to 12 Virgo) The Forehead. Strengthens buildings, promotes love, benevolence, and help against enemies. With Moon here, sow, plant, release prisoners but take no purgatives.
From Stockinger, 21st Century: Mansion 10: al-Gabha, The Lion’s Forehead, 25* Cancer 42’ to 8* Leo 34’. Signification: Favourable for studies, earnings and professional success as well as for love. Make talismans for love spells and to cure illness; work spells intended to dispose of enemies.
From Warnock, 21st Century: After the depression and despair of the previous mansion, as the Moon passes into Al Jabbah, sadness ebbs and fades and our sense of power returns. This mansion signifies recovery from an illness or injury. It gives a positive indication in questions of love and friendship. Where the figure in the Ninth mansion covers his eyes and mouth, afraid to see and unable to speak, here the great lion gives forth a mighty roar. Keywords: power, success, aid, healing, recovery, improvement, help, increasing strength