How to Choose an Astrological Talisman

Making Sure a Talisman or Pentacle Fits You & Your Goals


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Introduction to Astrological Talismans & Amulets

Astrological talismans are a way of harnessing the spiritual and magical power of the Heavens. By making a talisman at an astrologically auspicious time we can charge the talisman with the energy of a particular planet, Mansion of the Moon, fixed star or other astrological factor. Timing is the key to making astrological talismans. Without being made at the the proper timing according to the principles of traditional electional astrology and consecrated at that time a "talisman" is nothing more than pretty piece of astrologically themed jewelry. All talismans at Renaissance Astrology are made strictly according to the timing and design principles laid out in traditional sources like Cornelius Agrippa's Three Books of Occult Philosophy, Picatrix and Thabit Ibn Qurra's De Imaginibus. Here is more about the history and theory of astrological talismans.

All Renaissance Astrology metal talismans are cast, using the ancient lost wax process by our jeweler and jewelry designer, Muhammed Ajmal, who is a Renaissance Astrology student and master of Arabic magic. All Renaissance Astrology talismans are consecrated when cast. An additional personal consecration by the user of the talisman is suggested, though not required, in order to make a strong connection between the spirit of the talisman and the user. Consecration instructions are provided and clients with questions can contact me for further assistance.

Renaissance Astrology talismans are made in very small numbers due to the limited window of time available for casting, on average 30-60 minutes. Often there will be only 1 or 2 suitable time windows available in an entire year, or an appropriate election not be available for years to come! We have made talismans at Renaissance Astrology, particularly house based talismans, whose configuration will never appear again in our life times. These talismans are authentic works of magical art, made according to the traditional methods, cast at the appropriate time and consecrated, not mass produced, factory stamped, base metal "talismans" without magical power or charge. We are proud that Renaissance Astrology talismans have been made part of the permanent collection of the British Museum.

Check out the the Renaissance Astrology currently available talismans and currently available pentacles.

Finding the Right Talisman

Astrological talismans provide the natural effect of the planet, fixed stars, Mansions of the Moon, decan/face, or the specific houses in a house based talisman. For example, Venus is the natural ruler of love, pleasure and friendship, while the 3rd Mansion of the Moon provides, "all good things", the fixed star Algol provides spiritual protection and a house based talisman with the 2nd and 10th house provides wealth and success.

There are two ways to pick a talisman. We can start with the goal we want to achieve, look at the talismans that provide that effect, then check the state of these planets in our natal chart. If we wish love, for example, Venus is the natural ruler of love and her talismans provide this effect. We can look at our natal chart and see if Venus is afflicted. If she is not, then Venus is an appropriate talisman for us.

The second way is to look at the strength of planets in our chart and then once we look at the planets that are strong in our chart or whom we wish to strengthen, then we can look at the effects these planets provide. For example, if Mars, Jupiter and the Moon are strong in our chart, we look and see that Mars provides strength, Jupiter provides wealth and the Moon, safety. We decide that we wish wealth and chose a Jupiter talismans.

Here are Talismans for Wealth & Good Fortune, Talismans for Love and Curse Protection Talismans. The most popular astrological talismans are the talismans of the planets. Here are the basic positive natural effects of the planets:

Saturn talisman - long life, success, discipline, astrology, magic, astrology, occult wisdom
Jupiter talisman - wealth, good fortune, justice, philosophy
Mars talisman- courage, determination, energy, command, strength, body building
Sun talisman - fame,job promotion, respect, authority, general health
Venus talisman - love, friendship, arts
Mercury talisman - memory, communications, business, technology
Moon talisman - safety, health, wealth

But in addition to planetary talismans there are many other types of astrological talismans including fixed stars, Mansions of the Moon, decan/face and house based talismans. If you are seriously interested in getting a Renaissance Astrology talisman just contact me and send your date of birth and I can give a quick analysis of talismans are appropriate for you.

Check out the the Renaissance Astrology currently available talismans and currently available pentacles.

Checking Talismans Against Your Birth Chart

Before you get an astrological talisman, you should get the talisman checked against your birth chart. If you are serious about buying a Renaissance Astrology talisman just Contact me and send me your date of birth. I will then look at your birth chart and make talisman suggestions or check the talismans you are interested in.

Keep in mind that talismans will give the natural effect of the planet, not what it predicts in your birth chart. For example, Saturn is the planet of long life and esoteric, solitary wisdom. He may be the ruler of your 7th house, but this will not make a Saturn talisman a love talisman for you.

You can either pick talismans based on their natural effects and then make sure your chosen talisman or talismans are appropriate for your birth chart or you can pick planets that are strong or at least not afflicted in your birth chart and then sort these based on their natural effects.

Basically we choose talismans whose planets are strong in your birth chart to give you their natural effect strongly and talismans whose planets are weak in your natal chart to strengthen their natural effect. We avoid planets that are afflicted in your chart because you can have an "allergic" reaction to them. Whatever their placement or rulership in your birth chart planets primarly give their natural effects through their talismans and give their natal placement or rulership only weakly.

If you are familiar with traditional astrology you can check your birth chart as follows:

  1. Talismans will give a strong effect if the planet is dignified in its sign, exaltation or triplicity, in your natal chart. For example, Jupiter in Pisces, his sign, in your natal chart means Jupiter is an excellent talisman for you.
  2. Talismans in which the planet is afflicted by being in fall or detriment or without dignity and combust or without dignity and retrograde in your natal chart, are "yellow flags". Use these talismans with caution. Some people get good results with talismans of planets afflicted in their natal chart, others have problems. It is a good idea to do a divination (I ching, tarot, etc.) first before using these talismans. For example, if your Saturn is in Aries, his fall, in your natal chart, you need be careful using a Saturn talisman. If a planet is afflicted in your natal chart you can do planetary charity to help with the problems it causes.
  3. Planets in any other placements in your natal chart other the specific dignities or afflictions list listed above are fine as talismans. The dignities and afflictions listed above are the only ones we consider with talismans, even though there are many other types of dignity and affliction in traditional astrology. For example, planets in particular houses or making particular aspects in your natal chart are not a problem if you wish to use them as talismans.

Before you get an astrological talisman, you should get the talisman checked against your birth chart. If you are serious about buying a Renaissance Astrology talisman just Contact me and send me your date of birth. I will then look at your birth chart and make talisman suggestions or check the talismans you are interested in.

You can get an in-depth look at the appropriate talismans for your birth chart and a Talismanic Prescription through all of my natal readings, including the mini-natal reading, Astrological Checkup or the the Full Natal Reading or the Mage's Reading or the Spiritual Path Reading.

Check out the the Renaissance Astrology currently available talismans and currently available pentacles.

Talismans for Wealth and Good Fortune

There are a number of different talisman available for wealth, prosperity and good fortune. Currently we have available the Great Wealth talisman and the Fountain of Wealth talisman, in addition to the 16th Mansion talisman. Everyone's favorite planet for wealth is Jupiter and we have the Silver Arabic Jupiter talisman, the Bronze Arabic Jupiter talisman and the Bronze Lion Head Jupiter talisman.

In addition, a Mercury talisman is good for wealth, in particular wealth associated with business, communications, sales, marketing, the Internet and high tech. If you are seriously interested in getting a Renaissance Astrology talisman just contact me and send your date of birth and I can give a quick analysis of talismans are appropriate for you.

Talismans for Love

The best planet for love is Venus, and we have both Venus Apple talismans & Venus planetary table talismans. If Venus is afflicted in your natal chart, i.e. in Aries, Scorpio, Virgo, or combust or retrograde without dignity, then the 26th Mansion love talisman or the 13th Mansion love talisman are excellent choices.

If you are seriously interested in getting a Renaissance Astrology talisman just contact me and send your date of birth and I can give a quick analysis of talismans are appropriate for you.

Curse & Protection Talismans

Our traditional sources do not list any planets specifically for curse protection. Here is more information about traditional curse and curse detection. There are several fixed star talismans that are made specifically for protection against curses, witchcraft, evil magic and evil spirits.

The Algol protection talismans are our MOST POWERFUL spiritual protection talisman and work by reversing evil spells and spirits against the person who sent them.

If you are seriously interested in getting a Renaissance Astrology talisman just contact me and send your date of birth and I can give a quick analysis of talismans are appropriate for you.

Health Talismans

An excellent talisman for health is the Sun King talisman since the Sun is the heart of the Solar System and provides life and energy to all things on Earth. The mirror talisman of the fixed star Capella mirror is good for enthusiasm and calm. The talismans of Saturn are excellent for longevity and long life.

If you are seriously interested in getting a Renaissance Astrology talisman just contact me and send your date of birth and I can give a quick analysis of talismans are appropriate for you.

Magical Power and Knowledge Talismans

Our MOST POWERFUL talismans for magical knowledge and power are the fixed star cluster Pleiades Talismans. Also useful for astrology and magic are the talismans of Saturn & Mercury.

Learning More About Talismans

If you are interested in astrological magic and astrological talismans the Renaissance Astrology website is an excellent resource with over 300 pages of material on traditional astrology and magic. Here is a useful page on Astrology and Magic Books some of which are available directly from Renaissance Astrology, links are provided for other useful book sources.

Check out the Renaissance Astrology Facebook page, the Renaissance Astrology blog and the Spiritus Mundi Yahoo Discussion Group to learn and be part of the Renaissance Astrology community. Also for those interested in advanced traditional astrology and astrological magic and their use as a spiritual path we have the Renaissance Astrology Inner Circle that includes the Inner Circle Marginalia newsletter.

For those that desire to delve deeper into Astrology and magic I offer my Planetary Magic Mini-Course and Mansions of the Moon Mini-Course, Decan/Face Mini-Course, and Green Magic Mini-Course which allow students to immediately start making talismans and elections and are a great introduction to my longer Astrological Magic Course.

Please Contact me with any questions.