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Astrological Chart of the Week
Christopher Warnock, Esq.
Astrological Chart of the Week
For the Week of April 15-21, 2002

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Week of April 8-14, 2002:
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Venus Election for Lust
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Sex and Electional Astrology
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Love Talismans
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Election for Love and Magic

But why do we think Love is a Magician?
Because the whole power of Magic consists in Love.

Commentary on Plato's Symposium

Marsilio Ficino

We continue our series of talismans of Venus highlighting the importance of love for Astrological Magic and Astrological Talismans. The famous Renaissance philosopher and mage Giordano Bruno emphasizes the importance of the creation of bonds or chains, called vincula in magic. Vinculum quippe vinculorum amor est or "Love is the bond of bonds".

Greek Eros
"All affections and bonds of the will are reduced to two, namely aversion and desire, or hatred and love. Yet hatred itself is reduced to love, whence it follows that the will's only bond is Eros."

Giordano Bruno Theses de Magia, Vol. LVI quoted in Coulianu, Eros and Magic in the Renaissance (Chicago, 1987) page 91.
Bruno goes on to say that,

"There are three gates through which the hunter of souls [animarum venator] ventures to bind: vision, hearing and mind or imagination. If it happens that someone passes through all three of these gates, he binds most powerfully and ties down most tightly."

A General Account of Bonding from Cause, Principle and Unity, ed. Blackwell & Lucca (Cambridge, 1997) page 155.
We can see the importance of this to the creation and consecration of our astrological images,

"He who enters through the gate of hearing is armed with his voice and with speech, the son of voice. He who enters through the gate of vision is armed with suitable forms, gestures, motions and figures. He who enters through the gate of the imagination, mind and reason is armed with customs and the arts."

A General Account of Bonding from Cause, Principle and Unity, ed. Blackwell & Lucca (Cambridge, 1997) page 155.
Chart produced by Solar Fire 5

At the elected time and date, April 19, 2002 at 7:19 am EDT (+4) at Cleveland Park, a Washington, D.C. neighborhood, 38 N 56 77 W 03,
It is the day of Venus (Friday) and the planetary hour of Venus. Venus rises in her sign Taurus. The Moon is in her sign Cancer and applies to a sextile with reception with Venus. We note that Saturn is almost conjunct the cusp of the second house and will no longer be angular in about 5 minutes, if that is a concern.
As always you can do your own Venus talisman using the election provided below. For this elections you can use the tables, seals and characters of Venus found on the Venus Talisman page. Cornelius Agrippa says the Venus table,

"[P]rocureth concord, endeth strife, procureth the love of women [and men], conduceth to conception, is good against barreness, causeth ability for generation, dissolves enchantments, and causeth peace between men and women..."

Cornelius Agrippa, Three Books of Occult Philosophy Bk. II, Chapter 22 (Tyson ed.) page 319.
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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