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Christopher Warnock, Esq.
Astrological Chart of the Week
For the Week of June 3-9, 2002

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Venus Talisman for Love, Growth & Peace

Venus has lit her silver lamp
Low in the purple West,
Casting a soft and mellow light
Upon the sea’s full breast;

Ella Higginson

We return to Astrological Magic and Astrological Talismans with a talisman of Venus, the Lesser Benefic.
We do have opportunities to make more Venus talismans when Venus goes into Libra in August of 2002, but then we must wait until February of 2003 for Venus to even be dignified by triplicity and until March of 2003 until she is exalted for a really strong election. So grab your chance!
Chart produced by Solar Fire 5

At the elected time and date, June 8, 2002 at 3:35 pm EDT (+4) at Cleveland Park, a Washington, D.C. neighborhood, 38 N 56 77 W 03,
Venus is dignified by triplicity (as the day triplicity ruler of water) and by term. She is conjunct the Midheaven.
The Moon is dignified by exaltation and is making an applying partile (almost exact!) sextile with strong mutual reception by sign.
The only negative consideration is a certain 8th house influence as the Moon is in the 8th and Venus is the ruler of the 8th. Of course, Venus is always ruler of the 8th when its other sign Libra rises.
Still, I think that the positive considerations outweigh the negative and I still think that this election is worthwhile.
Now what? 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.
So at the elected time, adjusted for your location, make your talisman. You can use paper, though copper is generally accepted as the metal of Venus. Nick Farrell in his Making Talismans recommends using a heptagon shape with corners at 51.42 degree angles. The English astrologer William Lilly says that the Colors of Venus are "White, or milky Skie-colour mixed with brown, or a little Green." Christian Astrology page 75. You might want to use green ink on white paper or white ink on green.
I often use New Orleans style hoodoo which uses candles. Again you might use green or white candles for Venus, or a more task oriented color choice like pink or red for love. Nine candles is typical for hoodoo, though 7 or 3 would also seem appropriate. Incense, particularly of a Venusian type like rose or musk, is also appropriate.
So light the candles and incense. Then make your talisman by putting the table of Venus on the back, the seal and intelligence on the front and add your goal, e.g. "Love, Growth, Peace, etc." Consult Nick's book or Cornelius Agrippa for more elaboration of the talisman including angels, etc.. After making the talisman call upon Venus. Here is Thomas Taylor's translation of the Orphic Hymn to Venus,
Heavv'nly, illustrious, laughter-loving queen,
Sea-born, night-loving, of an awful mien;
Crafty, from whom necessity first came,
Producing, nightly, all connecting dame:
Tis thine the world with harmony to join,
For all things spring from thee, O pow'r divine...

Goddess of marriage, charming to the sight,
Mother of Loves, whom banquetings delight;
Source of persuasion, secret, fav'ring queen,
Illustrious born, apparent and unseen:
Spousal, lupercal, and to men inclin'd,
Prolific, most-desir'd, life giving, kind:
Great sceptre-bearer of the Gods, 'tis thine,
Mortals in necessary bands to join;
And ev'ry tribe of savage monsters dire
In magic chains to bind, thro' mad desire...

Come, all-attractive to my pray'r inclin'd,
For thee, I call, with holy reverent mind.
The Hymns of Orpheus, To Venus, trans. Thomas Taylor [1792], reprint, Los Angeles, CA, Philosophical Research Society, 1981, p. 185.
You can add Venusian clothes, music, semi-precious stones, etc. The ritual can be more complex or more abbreviated as you chose. The key is to engage your imagination and to use your nature as a microcosm to channel the energy of the Macrocosm into the talisman and to bind the energy of the talisman to yourself.
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 Full Course and a Mansions of the Moon Mini-Course as well as a traditional astrology and astrological magic discussion group Spiritus Mundi.


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