Fifth Lunar Mansion: ALCHATAY

Written by Asterion

Translated by “Grammateas

(Source – Miniature from Zubdat al-Tawarikh (ca. 1580), an Ottoman survey of world history by Seyyid Loqman Ashuri. It shows, from the centre: the ancient planets (the Moon with a mirror; Mercury as a scribe; Venus with a dulcimer; a haloed Sun; Mars as a warrior; Jupiter as a worthy; Saturn as an ascetic), the signs of the Zodiac in a clockwise order, the Moon’s phases in an anti-clockwise order aligned with the Mansions of the Moon.)

It reigns the domain situated between 21º25’45” Taurus and 4º17’10” Gemini on the astrological circle. It is also named Alchatay, Alshataia, Albachay, Albashaia, Almices, Aluxer, Abnicoiz and Alingez in the Renaissance tradition, Al-Hakah by arabic authors and Pi-Orion by coptic astrologers. Arabic astrologers state that this mansion reigns slave purchase, constructions, water journeys, hair washing and haircuts. Adjusting the medieval opinions to present, we can conclude that this lunar mansion influences employments and professional interviews, buildings and architecture, marine and underwater vessels, but also haircuts, hairstyling, and beauty industry.  From a magical point of view, the fourth mansion governs, according to Agrippa, the friendship and enmity, but also the wealth and goodwill.

During this domain or mansion some people make talismans for luck in real estate, house changing or for a safe road for travellers. The sufi mystic, Ibn Arabi, said that this mansion is corresponding to the mystic denomination “Universal Body”, to the divine attribute “The manifested One” and and the correlated letter from the arabic kabbalah is Gh or Ghyan. In the fifth domain, the one called “Universal Body”, the energies of the fourth, reveal themselves and start to take shape through the divine creative power. The universe attains firmness and starts to form the molecules of the matter, from the atoms of the first unique matter, which existed before formation.

The Sun in the Fifth Mansion designates a dynamic person, preoccupied with his own image and particularly careful about the way he is perceived by others.  He is concerned about what other people think about him and is always involved in cultivating a certain appearance. He is a benevolent and wealthy person, but suspicious and careful with the people around him.

The Moon in the Fifth Mansion shows a person who is talented in multiple areas, sensible and a bit perky. He strives for the top places and wants to be in the middle of attention, but often he does not know how to assume the responsibility which is coming with these things. Because of his difficult nature, it’s pretty difficult for him to find a partner, both in a professional and a personal sense.

Mercury in the Fifth Mansion indicates a diligent man, who always likes to be informed and has his refugee in reading. He is often reserved and enthralled by his books, can have a lonely life, although his gifts and charm, when used properly, can prevent this thing. He likes journeys, in specially the maritime ones, and because of his professional life he will have many opportunities for them.

Venus in the Fifth Mansion designates a person with leanings toward art, makeup, hairstyling, haircuts, barbery, and it does not matter if it is a personal or a professional area. His hands look all the time to embellish, to dress up and to cover small flaws. He has a particular charm and knows how to easily make new friends and acquaintances.

Mars in the Fifth Mansion determines a very authoritarian behaviour, with antisocial nuances, which will bring him regrets later. The native is a critical person, who is expressing his opinion, often inappropriately, easily hurting other people around him.

Jupiter in the Fifth Mansion indicates the perfect type of a solitary bonhomme, a gentle person who likes to enjoy his solitude. Although is always complaining about his poor social life, he is savoring secretly his image of an aristocratic hermit, which he is creating about himself. On the other side, such a well situated position designates wealth and goods accumulation, or successful private companies.

Saturn in the Fifth Mansion represents a wise and secluded native, concerned about study and meditation. He is often retiring in his home or room to have the luxury of quiet thinking, the classic type of philosopher or poet. He will benefit from a good material condition, in specially toward the old ages. If he choses the teaching career, will reach the top of the institutional hierarchy, achieving the highest distinctions and honorific titles for his activity.

Uranus in the Fifth Mansion designates a native full of inventiveness, attracted by exact sciences and mechanics. He can work in medicine or in medical technology industry, but can be also a researcher in the fringe sciences. Secluded, suspicious and eccentric, there can be some risks for developing psychiatric disorders toward the second half of the life, especially in the case of some disharmonic aspects of Uranus with other planets.

Neptune in the Fifth Mansion shows a talented person in so many areas, that is hard to chose only one for abilities development. He has leanings toward spirituality, but is unstable and unsure about many things. He reads a lot, studies a lot and always wants to know more, especially from philosophy, religion and mysticism, often neglecting the social life and interaction with friends and family.

Pluto in the Fifth Mansion designates a rather peculiar person, changeable and full of particularities, which would seem bizarre to other people. The native is strange, original, with a moderate tint of geniality, but oscillating badly between sanity and latent psychic disorder. He is quickly making friends, but is also quickly fighting with them. He is talented in writing and in art, but the high standards which he is putting on himself are dismaying him. He has a resilient, unstable and whimsy nature.

Lilith in the Fifth Mansion designates a difficult person, a person which is concerned more about the personal well-being. He is bringing up his own image through the way he is looking, but also is concerned about his own behaviour, which is often deviating from his original intentions. He is a person full of charm and charisma, persuasive and seductive, but is falling easily in the trap of his own mistakes. In the relation with the opposite sex, the native is unsure and a bit perky, being rather adventurous and libertine than the relation type.

The North Node in the Fifth Mansion exhibits the fact that the meaning of the native’s life is  the increasing of knowledge and the application of his studies in the real life. The knowledge and the experience need to walk hand in hand, the one is sustaining the other and their result must be always directed toward the highest ideals.

The South Node in the Fifth Mansion designates a soul who was very possessive with his own knowledge in his previous life. He studied a lot, was always looking to accumulate more information, but refused to help others who wanted to have access to his knowledge. He considered that once achieved, the information was his own property, and nobody else should have access to it. The knowledge for the sake of the satisfaction of his own pride has an egoistic nature, while the knowledge for the sake of knowledge, shared with others, leads to wisdom.

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