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Pentacles of Solomon
Christopher Warnock, Esq.
The Pentacles of Solomon:
Talismans from the Greater Key of Solomon
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Pentacles of Solomon
Supreme or Grand Pentacle
of Solomon
1st Saturn Pentacle
2nd Saturn Pentacle
3rd Saturn Pentacle
4th Saturn Pentacle
5th Saturn Pentacle
6th Saturn Pentacle
7th Saturn Pentacle
1st Jupiter Pentacle
2nd Jupiter Pentacle
3rd Jupiter Pentacle
4th Jupiter Pentacle
5th Jupiter Pentacle
6th Jupiter Pentacle
7th Jupiter Pentacle
1st Mars Pentacle
2nd Mars Pentacle
3rd Mars Pentacle
4th Mars Pentacle
5th Mars Pentacle
6th Mars Pentacle
7th Mars Pentacle
1st Sun Pentacle
2nd Sun Pentacle
3rd Sun Pentacle
4th Sun Pentacle
5th Sun Pentacle
6th SunPentacle
7th Sun Pentacle
1st Venus Pentacle
2nd Venus Pentacle
3rd Venus Pentacle
4th Venus Pentacle
5th Venus Pentacle
1st Mercury Pentacle
2nd Mercury Pentacle
4th Mercury Pentacle
5th Mercury Pentacle
1st Moon Pentacle
2nd Moon Pentacle
3rd Moon Pentacle
4th Moon Pentacle
5th Moon Pentacle
, Nigel Jackson

The Queen of Sheba gives King Solomon a Pentacle

Introduction to the Pentacles of the Solomon & the Greater Key of Solomon


Introduction to the Greater Key of Solomon & the Pentacles of Solomon


King Solomon
The figure of King Solomon and his wisdom and power exerted an almost hypnotic influence over magicians and esotericists since ancient times. Solomon's wisdom was seen as extending to astrology and magic, particularly the evocation and binding of spirits. By the Middle Ages and Renaissance a whole variety of grimoires, books of ceremonial magic, were attributed to the authorship of Solomon. One of the most famous was the Clavicula Solomonis or the Greater Key of Solomon. Many different manuscripts of the Greater Key exist and you can see more about the variant versions at Joseph Peterson's Esoteric Archives. The most famous and widely available translation of the Greater Key is by S. Liddell MacGregor Mathers first published in 1889.
The Greater Key does contain much of interest for astrological magic. For example it provides a whole list of astrologically appropriate times using the planetary days and hours for various activities and types of magic. You can see the Greater Key planetary day/hour timing. The most important use of astrology in the Greater Key of Solomon are the planetary pentacles. These are similar to astrological talismans and are used for invoking the spirits of the planets. The Mathers edition of the Greater Key of Solomon lists forty four different pentacles each with different powers and properties.
There is a certain amount of confusion, probably stemming from the variant manuscripts regarding the proper materials and timing for the pentacles. In Book I, chapter 8, the magician is advised that the pentacles of all the planets should be made on Mercury day (Wednesday) and Mercury hour, with the Moon in an air or earth sign, as well as waxing and on an even day after the New Moon. In addition, colors are given for the pentacles and the instructions make clear that the pentacles are to be constructed of paper and the design written on them. However, in Book I, chapter 18, of the Greater Key of Solomon the standard planetary metals are listed and the magician advised to make the pentacles in the day and hour of the planet itself. Paper is listed as an alternative material.
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The pentacles of Solomon are no longer available at Renaissance Astrology as of May 25, 2016. We are restocking and as pentacles become available will offer them here!



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