Ancient Name: Al Han’ah (Little star of great light)
4°17’09″ Gemini to 17°08’34″ Gemini
For inspiring love
Do: Pursue romance. Arrange social engagements. Seek partnerships. Negotiate and resolve conflicts. Travel.
Don’t: Seek a loan or make financial investments.
(Sun in Lunar Mansion 6 from May 25 – June 6)
Lunar Mansions in History
From Al Biruni, 11th Century: Al han’a, two small stars from the feet of Gemini, the one smaller, the other somewhat brighter.
From Abenragel, 11th Century:
Indian Astrology – Good for kings to declare war, enrollment of armies and cavalry, for knights seeking better pay, for the successful siege of a city, for smiting enemies and evildoers. Bad for sowing, seeking a loan, or burial.
Dorotheos – Good for partnerships and ventures, associates will agree and be honest and loyal, for hunting, for journeys by water, though delays. Bad for taking medicine and for treating wounds. New clothes put on will soon tear. If captured, release within three days or very long imprisonment.
From Picatrix, 11th Century: The sixth Mansion is Achaya, and it is for the creation of love between two people. When the Moon has come about to this Mansion, fashion two images from white wax, place them face to face, and wrap them in white silk. Cense them with amber and lignum aloes, and say: You, Nedeyrahe, bring together this one and this one, and place between them love and friendship. And from this it shall be done as you desire. And know that Nedeyrahe is the name of the lord of this Mansion.
From Agrippa, 16th Century:
Alhanna or Alchaya: Little star of great light. 4°17’09″ Gemini. Favors hunting, besieging towns, revenge of princes, destroys harvests and fruits, hinders medicine. To procure love betwixt two. Two images embracing one another.
From Robson, 20th Century: Al Han’ah. gamma Gemini [Alhena]. (Mansion 3: 9CAN11′ in 2007. 9 Cancer to 20 Cancer.) A Brand or Mark. Favorable for hunting, besieging towns, and the revenge of princes, destroys harvests and fruits, and hinders the operation of the physician. With Moon here, plough, sow, but do not travel.
From Stockinger, 21st Century: Mansion 6: al-Han’a, The Little Star of Great Light, 4* Gemini 17’ to 17* Gemini 8’. Signification: Favourable for working spells destined to bring victory in wars. Indicates financial losses and is unfavourable for farm work. Make talismans to establish bonds of friendship and affection and for successful hunting.
From Warnock, 21st Century: When Al-Hana appears it signifies love, friendship, and affection. It can indicate the immanence of a new friendship of love, or the intensification of a current relationship. Al-Hana is a very positive mansion, but nevertheless, not every activity can be undertaken when the Moon resides here. The dual images of the Mansion indicate a fundamental polarity. This is the source of its attractive power, the energy of love that it usually signifies. But this power is not to be trifled with nor underestimated. The basic duality of Love harbors the potential to flip from attraction to repulsion. This is a mansion of power and flow, and not conducive to the slow growth of crops or the stability necessary for the long endurance of a building or city. Keywords: wisdom, bonds of attraction, affinity, friendship, love