scalesLunar Mansion 16

The Scales

Ancient Name: Al Jubana (the Claws)
12°51’22″ Libra to 25°42’51″ Libra

To gain wealth through negotiation

Do: Make investments and other plans for building wealth. Negotiate business arrangements.

Don’t: Pursue romantic encounters. Travel.

(Sun in lunar mansion 16 from October 5 to October 17)

Lunar Mansions in History

From Al Biruni, 11th Century
Al zubana, the claws of the scorpion, two stars from the scales of Libra, which are at a spear’s length from each other.

From Abenragel, 1th Century
Indian Astrology – Bad for journeys, trade, medicines, sowing, women’s jewellery, for cutting or putting on new clothes.
Dorotheos – A slave bought will be good, loyal and honest.  Bad for marriage, which will only last in harmony for a while, for partnerships, which will lead to dishonesty and mutual suspicion. If captured, he will soon be out of prison, if God wills

From Picatrix, 11th Century
The sixteenth Mansion is Azebene, and it is for the making of money (which is to say, in selling and earning). When the Moon has passed around to this Mansion, fashion in a plate of silver the figure of a man seated in a throne and carrying a scale in his hands. Cense [the image] with fine odors, and set it out under the stars for seven nights, saying each night: You, Azeruch, make such and such happen for me, and complete for me my request. Ask of it pertaining to selling and earning. And know that Azeruch is the name of the lord of this Mansion.

From Agrippa, 16th Century
Azubene or Ahubene: horns of Scorpio. 12°51’22″ Libra
Hinders journeys and marriage, harvests and commerce, but helps redemption of captives much merchandising. A man sitting on a chair, holding a balance in his hands.

From Robson, 20th Century
Al Jubana. alpha [Zuben Elgenubi] with beta [Zubenelschemali] Libra. (Mansion 14: 15 Scorpio 10′ in 2007.) The Claws.
Hinders journeys and marriage, harvest and merchandise, favorable for redemption of captives. With Moon here, buy cattle but do not navigate.

From Stockinger, 21st Century
Mansion 16: al-Zubana, The Claws of the Scorpion, 12* Libra 51’ to 25* Libra 42’.
Signification: Favourable for buying and selling cattle, stock-breeding and speculation. Causes delay in journeys and marriages.
Make talismans to bring about financial increase and wealth.

From Warnock, 21st Century
This mansion Is superb for trade and business and indicates a positive answer to questions concerning wealth and prosperity. Careful assessment and planning promised business success and monetary gain. A business opportunity may be on the horizon or we may be offered a raise or a lucrative investment.  Yet such a strong affinity to wealth is, not surprisingly, inauspicious for love. This mansion brings to mind that “the love of money is the root of all evil; which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through wealth many sorrows.” (Timothy 6:10) When this mansion appears, we must be careful to not allow our pleasures at the receipt of wealth blind us to the consequences of unbridled pursuit. The recurrent theme of the scales reminds us to exercise moderation and maintain balance even in the midst of abundance.
Keywords: the merchant, transaction and success, balance, wealth