Two astro-magical extracts from the famous Vat.Reg.1283, “Astromagia”, a manuscript written at the court of Alphonse the Wise. the King Astrologer in the XIII century.
The first is above the images ascending with the zodiacal degrees according paranatellonta, the second is a chapter about Moon mansions and their talismans.
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In generation and corruption earthly forms are subordinate to the celestials; wherefore they that frame images, do then make use of them, by observing when the planets do enter into those constellations or forms (Ptolemy’s Centiloquium)
A recent post in Yuzuru’s blog made me think a little again about Moon mansions, i.e. the 28 (or 27) divisions of the ecliptic the Moon crosses every month, which are strictly connected with the stars shining in the sky; generally in fact every mansion has a leading star, which the Moon visits every night in his sidereal revolution.
Scholars debate if their use comes from India, China or Babylon, but many think they come from India: AlBiruni already wrote in his age “Hindus use the lunar mansions exactly in the same way as the zodiacal signs.”
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