Ancient Name: Al Na’am (the beam)
4°17’09″ Sagittarius to 17°08’34″ Sagittarius
For success in attaining your goals
Do: Set intentions and strive to meet them. Seek answers to questions. Perform tasks that require concentration.
Don’t: Be lazy. Allow distractions to get in the way of action.
(Sun in lunar mansion 20 from November 26 to December 8)
Lunar Mansions in History
From Al Biruni, 11th Century Al naaim, the ostriches , four bright stars from the bow. Arrow and foreleg of the horse of Sagittarius forming a quadrangle. The Arabs compare the Milky Way to a river, and these stars to ostriches going to the river, naam waridah al nahr, while there are four others which they speak of as naam sadirah, returning from watering.
From Abenragel, 11th Century
Indian Astrology – Good for buying animals. Rain will be good and do no harm. Indifferent for journeys.
Dorotheos – Good for buying small animals. Bad for partnerships and captivity.
From Picatrix, 11th Century The twentieth Mansion is Alnaym, and it is for hunting in the fields. When the Moon has come around to this Mansion, fashion in a plate of tin a figure having the head and arms of a man, the body of a horse with four feet and having a tail, holding a bow in its hands. Cense it with the hair of a wolf, and say: You, Queyhuc, make me to take all I hunt in the world, and let them come to me swiftly. Carry the image with you happily and you shall take anything in the world that you hunt. And know that Queyhuc is the name of the lord of this Mansion.
From Agrippa, 16th Century Abnahaya. the beam, transom 4°17’09″ Sagittarius. Helps taming beasts, strengthens prisons, destroys allies’ wealth, compels a man to come to a certain place hunting. Sagittary, half a man and half an horse.
From Robson, 20th Century Al Na’am. zeta [Ascella] with sigma [Nunki], tau, and phi Sagittarius. (Mansion 18: 13 Capricorn 43′ in 2007.) The Ostriches. Helps the taming of wild beasts, strengthening of prisons, destroys the wealth of societies and compels a man to come to a certain place. With Moon here, build, ask favors but do not marry.
From Stockinger, 21st Century Mansion 20: al-Na’a’im, The Beam, 4* Sagittarius 17’ to 17* Sagittarius 8’. Signification: Favourable for taming aggressive elements, for hunting and for construction. Use this Mansion to lay the first brick in the foundation of a building. Unfavourable for community wealth.
Make pentacles against illnesses and cast spells to work charms of enmity.
From Warnock, 21st Century
Often, when this mansion appears, it indicates we must rein in unruly passions, whether they be anger, impulsive unbridled action, or pursuit of sensual fulfillment. This mansion signals success in a questions involving a quest or reaching a goal. If we have been hunting for something, the time is auspicious for finding it. But we must not be passive. Al Naam calls upon us to put forth the energy and single-pointed concentration of a hunt, if we wish to reach our goal.
Keywords: hunter targeted pursuit of a goal, taming or containing of aggressive forces, alliance