Mansions of the Moon according to H. C. Agrippa’s Occult Philosophy, 1533

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1    Alnath    horns of Aries     0° Aries    journeys and discord    the destruction of someone    A black man in a garment made of hair, and girdled round, casting a small lance with his right hand

2    Albothaim or Albocham: belly of Aries   12°51’22” Aries    finding treasure and retaining captives. reconciliation with a prince .A king crowned

3    Achaomazone or Athoraye: rainy ones or Pleiades. 25°42’51” Aries. profits sailors, huntsmen, alchemists    happy fortune and every good thing: A woman well clothed, sitting in a chair, her right hand being lifted up on her head

4    Aldebram or Aldelamen: eye or head of Taurus. 8°34’17” Taurus.  destruction and hinderances of buildings, fountains, wells and gold mines, the flight of reptiles and creates discord    revenge, separation, enmity & ill will     A soldier on a horse, holding a serpent in his right hand

5    Alchataya or Albachaya. 21°25’40” Taurus. helps safe return from journey, instruction of pupils, confirms buildings, gives health and good will. the favour of kings and officers The head of a man

6    Alhanna or Alchaya: little star of great light. 4°17’09” Gemini. favours hunting, besieging towns, revenge of princes, destroys harvests and fruits, hinders medicine to procure love betwixt two. two images embracing one another.


7    Aldimiach or Alarzach: arm of Gemini. 17°08’34” Gemini.brings money and friendship, profits lovers, disperses flies, destroys teaching authorities to obtain every good thing A man well clothed, holding his hands up to heaven as it were praying and supplicating

8    Alnaza or Anatrachya: misty or cloudy    0° Cancer. creates, love, friendship, travellers’ fellowship, drives away mice, confirms  captivity victory in war an eagle having the face of a man

9    Achaam or Alcharph: eye of Leo. 12°51’22” Cancer hinders harvests and travellers, creates discord between men    to cause infirmities .The image of a man wanting his privy parts, shutting his eyes with his hands

10    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

11    Azobra or Ardaf: Leo’s mane 8°34’17” Leo. helps journeys and money from commerce, and redeeming captives fear, reverence and worship. A man riding a lion, holding the ear thereof in his left hand, and in his right, holding forth a bracelet of gold

12    Alzarpha. tail of Leo 21°25’40” Leo. prospers harvests and plantations, betters servants, captives and allies, but hinders sailors the separation of lovers  A dragon fighting with a man

13    Alhayre dogs or winged ones of Virgo    4°17’09” Virgo    favours benevolence, money, voyages, harvests, freedom of captives the agreement of married couples and for dissolving charms against copulation images of man in red wax and woman in white wax embracing

14    Achureth, Arimes, Azimeth, Albumech, Alcheymech. Virgo’s ear of corn. 17°08’34” Virgo favours marital love, healing of sick, good for journeys by sea but bad for land    divorce and separation of the man from the woman A dog biting his tail

15    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 inditing letters

16    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

17    Alchil. crown of Scorpio 25°42’51” Libra. improves bad fortune, helps love to last, strengthens buildings, helps sailors against thieves and robbers. An ape

18    Alchas.  Altoh. heart of Scorpio    8°34’17” Scorpio. causes discord, sedition, conspiracy against powerful, revenge from enemies, but frees captives and helps buildings against fevers and pains of the belly. A snake holding his tail above his head

19    Allatha, Achala, Hycula, Axala    tail of Scorpio    21°25’40” Scorpio. helps besieging and taking of cities, driving people from positions, destroys sailors and captives facilitating birth and provoking the menstrues.    A woman holding her hands upon her face

20    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

21    Abeda. Albeldach. the desert. 17°08’34” Sagittarius.  favours harvests, money, buildings, travellers, causes divorce, the destruction of somebody. A man with a double countenance, before and behind

22    Sadabacha, Zodeboluch, Zandeldena the shepherd .0° Capricorn  incites the flight of slaves and captives, helping escape, and curing of diseases, the security of [i.e. to catch] runaways  A man with wings on his feet, bearing an helmet on his head

23    Sabadola . Zobrach. swallowing.  12°51’22” Capricorn. causes divorce, freedom of captives, healing of sick destruction and wasting A cat having a dog’s head

24    Sadabath.  Chadezoath    star of fortune    25°42’51” Capricorn. helps marital understanding, victory of soldiers, causes disobedience, hindering execution of authority  the multiplying of herds of cattle. A woman giving suck to her son

25    Sadalabra Sadalachia. the butterfly, unfolding    8°34’17” Aquarius. helps siege and revenge, divorce, prisons and buildings, speeds messengers, destroys enemies, helps spells against sex or to cause impotence. the preservation of trees and harvests.  A man planting

26    Alpharg. Phtagal Mocaden: the first drawing, draining    21°25’40” Aquarius. helps union, love of men, health of captives, destroys prisons and buildings    love and favour A woman washing and combing her hairs

27    Alcharya Ahhalgalmoad. the second drawing, draining    4°17’09” Pisces    increases harvests, revenues, money, heals illnesses, weakens buildings, prolongs imprisonment, endangers sailors, and helps bringing evils against anyone    to destroy fountains, pits, medicinal waters and baths. A man winged, holding in his hand an empty vessel, and perforated

28    Albotham Alchalh : the fishes, Pisces. 17°08’34” Pisces    increases harvests and commerce, helps the safety of travellers in dangerous places, causes marital harmony, but strengthens prisons and causes loss of treasures. to gather fishes together. A fish


See also Mansions according to Ibn Arabi (1165-1240) @

4 thoughts on “Mansions of the Moon according to H. C. Agrippa’s Occult Philosophy, 1533

  1. Love your blog. Did all the pictures come from copies of Cornelius Agrippa’s book – if not, can you say a bit more about each of them? I’m particularly interested in the picture who have in the ‘Libra’ section, but which seems to depict Orion, with Betelgeuse at the sleeve and Bellatrix in the ribbons.

    • Hello Diane, I’m pleased that you enjoyed the page on the Mansions according to Agrippa. None of the images are from his work. The first image is a photo of an Islamic astrolabe, the painting is of Orion. I would say it was probably from the late 14th century and most likely Turkish. The circle image of the Mansion is adapted from Ibn Arabi, who has a particularly mystical interpretation. I’m not sure about your question regarding Libra. Perhaps you could explain?

    • Hello Diane, the page reproduces the Mansions according to Agrippa. None of the images is from his work, but are roughly contemporary. The first image is a photo of an astrolabe, the painting is an Islamic portrayal of Orion. You can see Betelgeuse at the end of his sleeve. The circle of the Mansions is adapted from Ibn Arabi. I’m not sure what you are referring to regarding Libra, but of you, could clarify. I would be happy. “Ajaib al-Makblukat”) by al-Kazwini, late 14th century

  2. James,
    I did mean the picture that you put between mansion 14 (Virgo) and 15 (Libra). This is the image from a copy of al-Khazwini? It looked so fresh that I thought it might be a modern copy. Thank you so much for taking time to answer my questions.

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