The Orphic Hymn to Jupiter

in Renaissance Astrological Magic


Orpheus and Invoking Jupiter


Orpheus was a legendary poet, philosopher and musician of Thrace to whom the Orphic Mysteries were attributed. Many works and poems were attributed to Orpheus and of these the most famous are the 87 Hymns of Orpheus. Here is more information on Orpheus and the Orphic Hymns. Here are the Orphic Hymns to:
the Sun
the Moon

A key use of the Orphic Hymns is invoking the planetary spirits. The ancient astrological grimoire Picatrix says of Jupiter that,

"He signifies things that are subtly made, the bodies of animals, beginnings, the growth of animals, right judgment, collegiality and equality in all things, perception, gentleness, true speech, truth, right belief, faithfulness, chastity, honor, gratitude, eloquence, the sustenance of good words, good perception and intelligence, the sciences, philosophy, teaching, things obtained by correct reasoning and peace, honor received from the people, improvement in all one’s business, fulfillment of petitions, the will of kings, delighting in riches and accumulating them, gentleness, liberality, sacrifices, helpers of people in all things and all works, delighting in crowds and all crowded places, benefactors of humanity, piety, following and upholding the law in all things, delighting in places of the faithful, people of honest speech, decent ornament, beauty, joy, laughter and much conversation, speaking well and gladly, benign faces, as well as lovers of the good and those who abhor evil, preachers of good words and those who perform all good deeds and avoid bad ones. "

Picatrix, Bk III, ch. 7.

One of the most important parts of creating astrological talismans or invoking planetary spirits is to ensure auspicious astrological conditions. Once the astrological conditions are right, Picatrix explains

"If you wish to speak with Jupiter...Dress yourself in yellow and white garments, and go to a place that you have set aside for these workings, humbly and gently, in the manner of hermits and Christians, with a belt tied around your waist and a crystal ring bearing a cross on your finger, and wear a white cap. "

Picatrix, Bk III, ch. 7. Here is more about planetary invocation using the Orphic Hymns.

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The Orphic Hymn to Jupiter

Chapter XV.

The Orphic Hymn to Jupiter

The Fumigation from Storax

O Jove, much-honour'd, Jove supremely great,
To thee our holy rites we consecrate,
Our pray'rs and expiations, king divine,
For all things to produce with ease thro' mind is thine.
Hence mother Earth and mountains swelling high
Proceed from thee, the deep and all within the sky.
Saturnian king, descending from above,
Magnanimous, commanding, sceptred Jove;
All-parent, principle and end of all,
Whose pow'r almighty shakes this earthly ball;
Ev'n Nature trembles at thy mighty nod,
Loud-sounding, arm'd with light'ning, thund'ring God.
Source of abundance, purifying king,
O various-form'd, from whom all natures spring;
Propitious hear my pray'r, give blameless health,
With peace divine, and necessary wealth.