For July 2014
2nd Face of
Riches, Plenty & Love
The current talisman is the 2nd Face of Cancer for riches, plenty, happiness and love. The faces or decans are an ancient 36 fold 10 degree division of the Zodiac, with many variant images and magical uses for each face. Each face is ruled by a planet, starting with Mars, in the Arabic/Western system, ruling the 1st Face of Aries and continuing in the Chaldean Order throughout the 36 faces. The 2nd Face of Cancer is ruled by Mercury.
I have a Decan/Face Mini-Course which focuses specifically on face talismans, and also my full Astrological Magic Course teaches how to make decan/face talismans.
"A man clothed in comely apparel, or a man and woman sitting at the table and playing; it bestoweth riches, mirth, gladness, and the love of women."
Three Books of Occult Philosophy Bk II ch 37.
The Renaissance astrologer, Johannes Angelus, says that, "The 2nd face [of Cancer] is of Mercury and is a face of jollity, mirth, of women, riches and plenty."
The Renaissance Renaissance mage Giordano Bruno says, "In the second face [of Cancer] are a man and a woman seated playing a game on a table. In front of the man items of clothing, in front of the woman are gold and silver dishes."
The Picatrix, an encyclopedic work of medieval Arabic astrological magic has a somewhat different image, but also indicates that this is a talisman for, "playing, and of wealth, joy and abundance."
The Picatrix gives instructions for making talismans of the faces at Book II, Chapter 11,
"Accordingly make the images of the faces when their rulers are present in them as this will perfect their effects in the World. And if by chance the Sun is rising in the hour of the planet or [is in aspect] the work will be stable and strong.
Translation by Christopher Warnock, Esq.
The chart above shows the election for 5:58 am MDT, July 23, 2014 for Boulder, CO. Mercury is unafflicted in the 2nd Face of Cancer and the Sun rises on Mercury day (Wednesday).
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If you wish to delve even deeper into this fascinating area I offer my Planetary Magic Mini-Course and Mansions of the Moon Mini-Course, which allow students to immediately start making talismans and elections and are a great introduction to my longer Electional Astrology Course, Horary Astrology Course and Astrological Magic Course.
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