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Cornelius Agrippa's

Three Books of Occult Philosophy


The current astrological chart is an election for a talisman of Mercury in Virgo. Cornelius Agrippa in his Three Books of Occult Philosophy, (available in the Renaissance Astrology CD Library) says,

"They made another Image of Mercury, Mercury ascending in Virgo, for good will, wit and memory; The form of which was a man sitting upon a chaire, or riding on a Peacock, having Eagles feet, and on his head a crest, and in his left hand holding a cock or fire."

Three Books of Occult Philosophy, Book I, ch. 43.
The Latin Picatrix (available in the Renaissance Astrology Facsimile Edition) says,

Forma Mercurii secundum opinionem aliorum sapientum est forma baronis coronati, equitantis supra pavonem, in eius dextra calamum, in sinistra vero cartam habentis; et eius vestes sunt omnium colorum mixte. Et hec est eius forma.

The form of Mercury, according to the opinion of another wise man, is the form of a baron wearing a crown, riding on a peacock, in his right hand a reed pen and in his left hand a [sheet of paper/book] and his clothes are many colors mixed. And this is its form.

Picatrix, Bk II, ch. 10. (Translation by Christopher Warnock, Esq.)
Chart produced by Solar Fire 5
The Ouroboros Press Picatrix is almost exactly the same as the Latin, but has the crowned man with a rod in his right hand and a plate in his left. These are certainly acceptable translations of calamum and cartam, but I have chosen a pen and paper because they are so Mercurial!

The elected time and date is 8:18 am, EDT on August 6, 2003 for Cleveland Park, a neighborhood of Washington, D.C. 38 N 56 77 W 03.
At this time Mercury rises in Virgo, his sign and exaltation. It is the hour of Mercury. He is slowing down, but he has not yet gone either stationary nor retrograde.
I am pleased to offer beautiful gemstone talismans of Mercury made from agate, which Agrippa says is ruled by Mercury. Three Books of Occult Philosophy Book I, Chapter 29.
Tree Agate
Picture larger than actual size

The agate gemstones will be inscribed with an appropriate Mercurial image. The agate is in a cabochon cut, 18 x 25 mm, approximately 1 inch by a half inch.
After being inscribed at the proper time, the agate cabochon is then mounted and strung on a leather cord. Each talisman comes with a color Nigel Jackson image of Mercury for mediation and visualization as well as full consecration and ritual instructions.
Here are the results that one client got from a previous Mercury talisman,
"Two weeks ago I performed the ritual like you described it in the mail. I've dreamed more than usual and good ideas just have been sprouting out of my mind.
I took part in a graphic design competition and my artwork passed the first round. Then I was also invited to be a member of...a festival where students from our professional school can send in their works like animations, video films, etc. Besides, I wrote new poems in my free time.
Apart from the Mercurial effects I wanted to tell you that I am very content with this beautiful talisman."

N.K. Austria.
While I can't guarantee exactly what results you will get from the talisman, I can guarantee that they are made from the appropriate materials, at the appropriate time and with the appropriate ritual, according to our traditional sources.
As of October 7, 2004 the Mercury talismans are sold out!
Here is further information on Astrological Talismans and Astrological Magic.
You might also be interested in my Renaissance Astrology CD Library, with 27 rare astrology and magic books as well as my Facsimile Editions of unique Astrology and Magic Books and my discussion group Spiritus Mundi.
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, and Astrological Magic Course.


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