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 17º08’37” Gemini and 0º Cancer on the astrological circle.
It is named Addirach, Addyrat, Aldyaras, Aldriahe, Aldimiach, Alarzach and Alditra in the tradition of the Renaissance (the name is derived from the arabic Al-Dhira) and Klaria by coptic greek astrologers. The arabic and greek astrologers state that this mansion reigns the relationships, partnerships, associations, friendships, peace treaties, journeys with fixed destinations but also haircuts, head washing or new clothes. This mansion is detrimental for land purchase, for discontinuation of a treatment and also for legal or judicial problems.
Adjusting the medieval opinions to present, we can conclude that this lunar mansion influences partnerships of any kind, especially those from the area of affairs or diplomacy, cosmetics industry, hair and haircuts related area, but also advertising, entertainment, travel and real estate agencies.
From a magical point of view, the seventh mansion governs, according to Agrippa, the friendships and money, the happiness of lovers but also the destruction of education authorities. During this domain, some people are making talismans for achieving any good thing, in generally luck, trade success and safety in journeys. The sufi mystic, Ibn Arabi, states that this mansion is corresponding to the mystic denomination “The Throne”, to the divine attribute “The All-encompassing”, and the correlated letter from the arabic kabbalah is Qaf, the sound Q.
If the sixth mansion was ”The Shape”, the seventh represents the fulfillment of the creative principle, the divine Throne, from which creation is emanated, or the place where the divine presence is felt. This is the center of every thing and every being, and this capacity of the God’s Throne to be everywhere and in everything, makes Him All-encompassing. This divine title of the Creator can not be more appropriate, as everything is contained within Himself and all they exist are at the same time within Himself.
The Sun in the Seventh Mansion indicates a skillful person, who always benefits from an extraordinary luck. From the most common events to the greatest synchronicities, the native is always followed by luck. The work will determine him to live lonely, choosing the domestic privacy to the detriment of excessive socialization.
The Moon in the Seventh Mansion shows a very passionate, but also trustful, affectionate man, who is always looking for a pair. He is faithful and moral, is satisfied with little, is humble and optimistic. He tends to trust often in the goodness of others even if there is no solid evidence for it, is acting more with the heart than with the brain.
Mercury in the Seventh Mansion designates a person who can make a nice career in the trade, having a lot of support and an extraordinary luck. The principles are the basic, absolutely necessary, otherwise the legal and financial problems will soon appear. He knows how to exploit and extract profit from any situation, is the kind of person who falls every time on his feet and cultivates this art in every step he takes. He loves the trips, and is often traveling from place to place, especially because of the studies and work, but also on his own.
Venus in the Seventh Mansion indicates an affectionate person, a bit wistful, dreamy and reserved. He can easily find a partner and has a great success with the opposite sex, has an appealing and pleasant nature and knows how to make those around him feel comfortable. He is a bit unstable in relationships, always looking for someone new, but once he finds the right person, is extremely faithful and devoted.
Mars in the Seventh Mansion shows a person predisposed to manipulations, discords and to have gains from the conflicts of others. His big force is doubled by a special charm that allows him to convince many people, he knows how to make friends, but also redouble opponents, the lines between these two being often very thin. He may have conflicts in his youth, especially with the law, because of his company and adventures, or at an advanced age because of complications in professional area.
Jupiter in the Seventh Mansion determines a solitary behavior, a little weird, but not entirely antisocial. The native is a very comfortable person, attached to his house and working field, he feels insecure and slightly uncomfortable when is taken out of his element and pushed, through some circumstances, in foreign areas for him.
Saturn in the Seventh Mansion designates a slightly sober, but very loving nature. He is the kind of person who loves and is happy for others, but prefers to keep this for himself without making too much fuss. In relationships he is detached, uninvolved, and somewhat impassable, but this can create the wrong impression of lack of love. He experiences his emotions and feelings innerly, but is cautious in sharing them with others. The position is ideal for solitary people, especially writers, artists, mystics, ascetics or simply eccentrics.
Uranus in the Seventh Mansion shows us an exquisite native, with weird tastes, somehow selective, which seeks to restore a lost glory of the past, or on the contrary, wants to establish unusual customs. He often seems distant and dreamy, he is often absent-minded and is constantly seeking for new sensations. He is an explorer of life by excellence, he wants to live a lot, to risk a little, and to gain as much as possible between these two.
Neptune in the Seventh Mansion indicates a native with few friends, but with these few friends he will remain connected with significant spiritual ties, for a life long friendship. He has a natural tendency towards healing, but is slightly daunted because of the failures. He tends to hide often from others for fear of being misunderstood and can develop a certain cult of modesty. He is a convinced family man, dedicated to his home, the classic type of uncle or grandfather loved by everyone.
Pluto in the Seventh Mansion shows a effervescent, whimsical person, who goes from place to place instinctively searching for something, inventing goals when he doesn’t have one and excusing their absence with different artifices, when he was expecting to find something. He is a bit eccentric, some would say with strange peculiarities and habits but he knows very well how to value his own experiences.
Lilith in the Seventh Mansion indicates a frivolous and unstable person, adventurous and libertine, but with certain fixations when he really loves something or someone. He can use unfair means to get an advantage, without remorse and with a clean conscience, dismissing them as simple required means for the goal’s achievement. He is easily seducing people, even in strictly the social side and not necessarily the erotic one, but is often guilty of falsity and hypocrisy. He seeks to gain from the misunderstandings of others, in other words, takes advantage of the dissensions fast and skillfully, that rarely those involved are aware of it, thus keeping his positions.
The North Node in the Seventh Mansion shows the fact that the meaning of the native’s actual life is the lesson of the home, to devote his life to family and to all other things related to it. The native must to understand the fact that whole society is reflected in his family, and his family can be the whole society. He must therefore learn to behave with his family as they were fully entitled to free will, but also to learn the consideration of each member of society as one of his own, a member of a larger, but equally important family.
The South Node in the Seventh Mansion indicates a soul who, in previous lives, has created a heavy karma for himself through various types of deception in society, embodying himself near these souls in the same family so he can learn his lesson again. He often ignored the part of the others and everything that belonged to his bystander, withdrawing himself into a state of illusory self-sufficiency, being exposed in actual embodiment to a trial for empathy and fairness towards the others.