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Astrological Chart of the Week
Christopher Warnock, Esq.
Astrological Chart of the Week
For the Week of January 27-February 3, 2003

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Week of January 20-26, 2003:
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Venus Election for Lust
Electional Astrology
Sex and Electional Astrology
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This week's election for using Astrological Magic and Astrological Talismans was pointed out to me by one of my students, Francis Mercuri. Thanks Francis!
It is for the Lesser Benefic Venus, though Moon is also well dignified. As always you can do your own Venus or Moon talisman using the election provided below. For these elections you can use the tables, seals and characters of Venus found on the Venus Talisman page or those at the Moon Talisman page. Cornelius Agrippa says the Venus talisman,

"[P]rocureth concord, endeth strife, procureth the love of women [and men], conduceth to conception, is good against barreness, causeth ability for generation, dissolves enchantments, and causeth peace between men and women..."

and that the Moon table,

"[R]enders the bearer thereof grateful, amiable, pleasant, cheerful, honored, removing all malice, and ill will. It causeth security in a journey, increase of riches, and health of body, drives away enemies and other evil things from what place thou pleaseth..."

Cornelius Agrippa, Three Books of Occult Philosophy Bk. II, Chapter 22 (Tyson ed.) page 319.
However, because I have become very interested in making gem stone talismans inscribed with images, I will use this election to make lapis lazuli cabachon talismans.
The image descriptions for this week's talisman come from Picatrix, an encyclopedic work of medieval Arabic astral magic. We are fortunate to have the new English translation from Arabic of the Picatrix from Ouroboros Press which we can compare to the Latin Picatrix edited by David Pingree which is available from the Warburg Institute.
We turn to page 130 of the Ouroboros translation of Book Two, Chapter Ten of Picatrix.

"Another action of Venus in its hour is to carve a picture of [a] naked maid in a stone of lapis azure near the picture of a man wearing a chain necklace around his neck. A young child is behind her holding a sword. The holder of this stone will be ' attracted and loved by women.

Chart produced by Solar Fire 5
Here is the corresponding talisman from the Latin Picatrix,

Si ex formis Veneris formam puelle [puella] nude feceris, in eius collo cathenam circa eam tenetis, et iuxta eam hominem habentis, retro vero formam pueri parvi ensem elevantis, in hora Veneris, lapide lazuli, qui hanc ymaginem secum portaverit a mulieribus diligetur et quod voluerit faciet.

Of the image of Venus make the image of a nude boy [girl] with a chain around his neck that a man nearby is holding, behind them is the form of a small boy holding up a sword, in the hour of Venus, in the stone lapis lazuli, and whoever carries this women will like him and do what he wishes.

Translation by Christopher Warnock, Esq.
The elected time and date are February 7, 2003 at 1:52 pm EST (+5) at Cleveland Park, a Washington, D.C. neighborhood, 38 N 56 77 W 03, The Moon is in her exaltation, Taurus and trining Venus Venus is dignified by being in term and triplicity, as she is the day ruler of the earthy signs in Dorothean triplicity system. Venus is the almuten of the 7th and conjunct the 7th house cusp. It is the day and planetary hour of Venus.

Here is further information on Astrological Talismans and Astrological Magic. If you wish to delve even deeper into this fascinating area I offer an Astrological Magic Web Course as well as a traditional astrology and astrological magic discussion group Spiritus Mundi.


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