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Astrological Chart of the Week
Christopher Warnock, Esq.
Astrological Chart of the Week
For the Week of February 11-17, 2002

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Week of February 4-10, 2002:
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Image by Nigel Jackson
Venus Talisman from Picatrix by Nigel Jackson

Plentiful suffumigations, complete confidence, frequent fasting, many prayers, picking a worthy place for the work, considering the aspects of the planets. These are the root of magical operations.


This week's talisman comes from several sources including image descriptions in Picatrix, an encyclopedic work of medieval Arabic astrological magic, as well as Cornelius Agrippa's Three Books of Occult Philosophy.
Equally important, however, is the artistry of Nigel Jackson who created the the striking black and white image that I merely tinted to produce the talisman image shown above to right. Both Nigel and I have felt a strong sense of inspiration with regard to our work with astrological images and I am pleased to be able to feature our collaboration in this week's chart of the week.
The Picatrix says,

"Ymago Veneris. Si ex formis Veneris feceris formam mulieris cuius corpus sit humanum, caput vero avis necnon et pedes aquile, in dextra manu malum, in sinistra vero pectinem tenetis ligneum similem tabule talibus figuris scriptum: Sigil Example , qui hanc ymaginem secum portaverit bene recipetur et ab omnibus diligetur."

"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 Example 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.)
Chart produced by Solar Fire 5
Further information is provided in Agrippa who says,

"From the operations of Venus they made an Image, which was available for favor, and benevolence, at the very hour it ascending into Pisces, the form of which was the Image of a woman having the head of a bird, and feet of an Eagle, holding a dart in her hand."

Three Books of Occult Philosophy Bk. II, Chapter 42, (Tyson ed.) page 387.
The time elected for construction of the first talisman is February 12, 2002 at 7:25 am EST in Washington, D.C. 38 N 55 77 W 03. At this time 0 degrees of Pisces rises and Venus is both ascending and has just entered Pisces.
Venus is also the almuten of the Ascendant. Note her great strength being in exaltation, triplicity and term.
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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