For March 2012
LOVE & PLEASURE
The current chart is a talisman of Venus for happiness, beauty and love. There are many Venus images with a particular focus on the image of a woman holding a comb and mirror or apple.
The image of Venus according to the sage Beylus is the image of a woman standing on her feet, and in her right hand she holds an apple.
The image of Venus according to the opinion of the sage Picatrix is the image of a woman holding an apple in her right hand and a comb in her left hand, like a tablet, with these figures written on it:
The image of Venus according to the opinion of the sage Hermes is an image with the body and face of a man, the head of a bird, and the feet of an eagle...
The form of Venus according to the opinion of other sages is the form of a woman with her hair spread, riding on a stag; in her right hand is an apple and in her left hand flowers, and her clothing is colored white.
The ring of Venus. She rules bronze and copper among stones. If a whetstone is carved with a woman standing upright, holding a comb in her right hand, on the day and hour of Venus when the Moon is in Libra, and set in a ring of red bronze, and whoever carries it refrains from lying with old women, he will be served by women and kings, and all flying and forest animals, chickens, locusts, and every flying thing having beautiful feathers, and all the works of Venus.
Picatrix, Bk II, ch 10, Greer & Warnock trans, page 104.
Here is another Picatrix Venus image,
According to the form of Venus make the form of a woman, holding an apple in her right hand and a comb in her left hand, in white stone, the first face of Libra ascending, and whoever has or carries the above image will always laugh and be cheerful. Picatrix Bk. II, Chapter 10 (Translation by Christopher Warnock, Esq.)
Here is another Picatrix Venus image,
Image of Venus. Of the images Venus they made the image of a woman whose body is human with the head of a bird and the feet of an eagle, in her right hand an apple and in her left hand a wooden comb. Write on this [Sigil] on the figure and everyone who carries this image with them will receive good and be liked by everyone. "
Picatrix Bk II, Section 10, page 70. (Translation by Christopher Warnock, Esq.)
The Renaissance mage Cornelius Agrippa says,
They made another Image of Venus, the first face of Taurus or Libra or Pisces ascending with Venus, the figure of which was a little maide with her hair spread abroad, cloathed in long and white garments, holding a Laurell Apple, or flowers in her right hand, in her left a Combe. Its reported to make men pleasant, jocand, strong, cheerful and to give beauty.
Three Books of Occult Philosophy, Bk. II, Chapter 42.
I am very pleased to be able to showcase the art of Robert Place, a very talented artist and esotericist, who has created a new Venus image, based on the Agrippa & Picatrix descriptions which you can see above to right. We will be also casting talismans and you can order a silver Super Venus in Pisces talisman!
The chart above shows the election for 4:01, MDT, March 18, 2012 in Boulder, Colorado. Venus is highly dignified by sign and triplicity and culminates at the planetary hour of Venus. A real SUPER Venus talisman at double sign strength of +8!!!
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