For November 2007
the fixed star
The current chart is a talisman of the fixed star Vega or Wega for protection against evil spirits. Renaissance Astrology will be casting sterling silver Vega talismans. Please Contact me for more information.
Vega is the brightest star in the constellation Lyra, the Lyre and is known as the star of the vulture. Vega's current location is at 15 Capricorn 16, the sixteenth degree of Capricorn. While our modern view of the vulture, a carrion eating bird, is rather negative, its protective function is well attested, particularly in Ancient Egypt.
The Book of Hermes on the 15 Fixed Stars says of Vega that its stone is chrysolite and that its talisman is made of,
One part of winter savory with as much of the herb which is called "smoking earth" and with a small stone of that which is called "turonsa" placed as aforesaid gives grace over wild beasts, preserves from scabies and [is strong] against demons, nightmares and fears.
The Book of Hermes on the 15 fixed stars, BM Bodleian MS. 52, ff. 44-47, Translated by B. Thomas
"Under the Vulture, they made the image of a Vulture or Hen, or of a traveller; it maketh a man magnanimous and proud, it giveth power over devils and beasts."
Three Books of Occult Philosophy, Bk II, ch. 47.
Agrippa further says of Vega, which he refers to as the Falling Vulture, "...under which, amongst stones, is the Chrysolite: amongst Plants Succory, and Fumitary." Three Books of Occult Philosophy, Bk I, ch. 32.
"Now the manner of making these kinds of Rings, is this, viz. when any Star ascends fortunately, with the fortunate aspect, or conjunction of the Moon, we must take a stone, and Hearb that is under that Star, and make a Ring of the Metall that is sutable to this Star, and in it fasten the stone, putting the Hearb, or root under it; not omitting the inscriptions of images, names, and Characters, as also the proper suffumigations, but we shall speak more of these in another place, where we shall treat of Images, and Characters.
Three Books of Occult Philosophy, Bk I, ch. 47.
The chart below shows an election at 10:55 am MST, November 14, 2007 in Boulder, Colorada. Vega rises and the Moon applies to a conjunction of Vega.
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