Ancient Name: Al Ghafr (The Covering)
0° Libra to 12°51’22″ Libra
For trade and communication
Do: Pursue business goals. Send and receive correspondence. Schedule business meetings. Research investments.
Don’t: Avoid social engagements or forming partnerships. Travel not recommended.
(Sun in Lunar Mansion 15 from September 21 – October 4)
Lunar Mansions in History
From Al Biruni, 11th Century
Al ghafr is formed by two small stars on the train, dhail, of Virgo, quite inconspicuous; the name is derived from their concealment.
From Abenragel, 11th Century
Indian – Good to dig wells and ditches, to cure illnesses to do with wind, but not others. Bad for journeys.
Dorotheos – Good for moving house, for adapting or preparing a house, its owner and site. Good to seek to do a good deed, to buy and sell, but selling slaves not livestock, because Libra is a human sign. Bad for both land and sea journeys. Marriage will not last in harmony, or only for a while. Partnerships entered will lead to fraud and discord. Money lent will not be returned. Bad for cutting hair.
From Picatrix, 11th Century
The fifteenth Mansion is Algafra, and it is for the acquisition of friendship and all good things that may be desired. When the Moon has passed into this Mansion, fashion from ink [and parchment] the figure of a seated man, holding scrolls in his hand as if they had been collected together . Cense it with frankincense and nutmeg and say: You, Achalich, do such and such for me, and make things comply with my wishes. You may ask him for the joining together of friends and lovers, and anything which pertains to them, and this image should then be carried with you. And know that Achalich is the name of the lord of this Mansion.
From Agrippa, 16th Century
Agrapha or Algarpha covered or flying covered 0° Libra good for extracting treasures, digging pits, helps divorce, discord, destruction of houses and enemies, hinders travel, friendship and goodwill A man sitting and inscribing letters.
From Robson, 20th Century
Al Ghafr. iota [Syrma] with kappa Virgo. (Mansion 13: 3SCO53′ in 2007) The Covering.
Favorable for extracting treasures, digging pits, helps divorce, discord, the destruction of houses and enemies, and hinders travelers. With Moon here, unfortunate for anything.
From Stockinger, 21st Century
Mansion 15: al-Gafr, The Covering, 0* Libra to 12* Libra 51’.
Signification: Attract and generate friendship, harmony and good relations. Unfavourable for journeys.
Make talismans to increase the success of finding material or intellectual treasures and work spells to protect friends and injure enemies.
From Warnock, 21st Century
While this mansion appears, it signifies that we could focus our attention on business and the earning of wealth. This mansion is a positive indication for all questions concerning wealth and prosperity. It often announces the imminent arrival of a positive message or communication regarding money or business. Note, however, that the youth is alone in the great expanse of the mosque. Our attention is on the material, rather than on romantic love, which is inauspicious in this mansion. Keywords: Veiling, realization of desires and wishes, hidden splendors