For June 2006
The current chart is a talisman from the Three Books of Occult Philosophy of Cornelius Agrippa. Agrippa writes:
From the operations of Mercury, they made an Image at the hour of Mercury, Mercury ascending in Gemini, the form of which was an handsome young man, bearded, having in his left hand a rod in which a serpent is twyned about, in his right carrying a dart, having his feet winged;
They report that this Image conferreth knowledge, eloquence, diligence in merchandizing and gain; moreover to beget peace and concord, and to cure feavers;
Three Books of Occult Philosophy, Book II, chapter 43.
Ther other Mercury talismans in Picatrix Book II, chapter 10 are also interesting because they are for purposes that don't seem particularly Mercurial: liberating prisoners, healing illness and fear, giving birth safely and against fever. One does bring authority over scribes, notaries and "all Mercurial things". Therefore it is not too surprising that Agrippa uses what is a fairly standard Mercury image, even if it doesn't appear in his key source, Picatrix. We can see how he has mixed in some of other effects of the Picatrix Book II, chapter 10 talismans, in that Agrippa's Mercury talisman also cures fevers.
The time chosen for the election is June 2, 2006 at 7:03 am am EDT in Cleveland Park, a neighborhood of Washington, D.C. 38 N 55, 77 W 03.
At this time, Mercury rises, in his sign Gemini. It is the planetary hour of Mercury. A useful basis for Mercury talisman ritual would be the Mercury Invocations from Picatrix
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