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Mansion 22

Mansion 22
 
In the Arabic tradition, their alignment of the 12 zodiac signs with the 28 mansions (manazil) of the moon led to 22 falling near the beginning of Capricorn. 
  
 
 
In other versions, 22 aligns perfectly with the beginning of Capricorn (Makara in Sanskrit) in the solar cycle and with Al Baldah in the lunar cycle. Al Baldah is a district or a city. In the Arabic tradition it was a special city, Makkah (Sanskrit word for Mecca).  
  
In the West, Al Baldah was translated as Greek, polis, city or city state, and as Latin, civitas. In this context, 22, could become linked with a heavenly city or a City of God  cf. civitas Dei.     
 
 
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