Lunar Mansion 27: Al Fargh al Thani, or The Water Wheel

Oct 24, 2022
Lunar Mansion 27: Al Fargh al Thani, or the Water Wheel

About Lunar Mansion 27

The Arabic name for Lunar Mansion 27 is Al Fargh al Thani, which means "the second water spout" (of the water bearer's amphora). In the Tropical Zodiac, Lunar Mansion 27 extends from 4°17’09″ Pisces to 17°08’34″ Pisces.

I nicknamed this mansion The Water Wheel. When the Moon is here, it's an auspicious time to embrace the ebb and flow of fortune. All things change.

Do: Go with the flow. Give and receive support. Have a sense of humor.

Don't: Attach to outcomes. Form partnerships. Make investments. Loan money. Travel.

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Lunar Mansions in History

Astrologers throughout the ages have commented on the meaning of the lunar mansions. Here's what's been written about Lunar Mansion 27.

From al Biruni, 11th Century

Al-fargh al-weeal and al-thani or muqaddam and mu'akhkhar, are each marked by two stars, situated a spear length from each other, and all from Pegasus. The Arabs compare the four stars to a bucket dalw, but the eleventh sign of the zodiac is so known; fargh really means the place for pouring out the water, but these are often interpreted as the upper and lower handles, arquwatan

From Abenragel, 11th Century

Indian Astrology: Good for sowing, and useful for trading. Good for marriage. Indifferent for journeys, except for middle third of night when very bad. Bad for entrusting something to someone, or lending anything.

Dorotheos: If starting a partnership, it will begin well but end in harm and conflict. Entering a ship will bring damage, dangers and travails. A slave bought will be bad. If captured, he will not leave prison.

From Picatrix, 11th Century 

The twenty-seventh Mansion is Alfarg Posterior, and it is for the destruction of springs and wells. When the Moon has come into it, take red earth, and in it fashion the image of a winged man, holding in his hands a dish with a hole in it, and raising a bone to it. Afterward put all of it into the kiln in which it is to be fired. After this place in the vessel asafoetida and liquid storax, and say: You, Abliemel, destroy such and such a spring of such and such a man, and name him here as you wish. Throw the image into his spring, and it shall be destroyed and the spring shall no more come forth. And know that Abliemel is the name of the lord of this Mansion.

From Henry Cornelius Agrippa, 16th Century

Alcharya Ahhalgalmoad. The second drawing, draining. 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.

From Vivian Robson, 20th Century 

Al Fargh al Thani. gamma [Algenib] with the former delta Pegasus which is now alpha Andromeda [Alpheratz]. The Second, or Lower, Spout (of the Water-bucket). Increases harvests, revenues, gain, heals infirmities, hinders building, upholds prisons, causes danger to seamen and destruction of enemies. With Moon here, marry, take medicine, pursue business but do not travel or lend money.

From Peter Stockinger, 21st Century  

Al-Farg al-mu’ahhar, The Second Drawing, Signification: Favorable for earnings, marriages, friendships and harvests. Unfavorable for travel, loans of money and real estate. Make pentacles for crops, trade and friendship and against illness.

From Christopher Warnock, 21st Century 

This mansion presents another seeming paradox. How can it be good for revenues and gains, and yet have a malefic talisman? Is it a "good" mansion or a "bad" mansion? The real question is good for whom and bad for whom. If the cat catches the mouse, it is benefic for the cat and malefic for the mouse. Yet, what is the cat to do, but catch mice? Similarly, our receipt of payment or goods means that someone else must give them to us. We are wise to stay cognizant of the fact that when this mansion appears, our gain is another's loss. We must also consider that what appears on the surface to be beneficial, may not remain so on deeper examination. Are we blinded by the passion and desire of the ego for more and more at the expense of our true self? "Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain therefore of fine gold." Proverbs 3:13-14 

Keywords: Ruin of resources, possible damage, obstruction, endangerment, hindrance, malice.