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Astrological Chart of the Week
Christopher Warnock, Esq.
Astrological Chart of the Week
For the Week of February 18-24, 2002

Chart of the Week Archive
Week of February 11-17, 2002:
Nigel Jackson Bird Headed
Venus Image from Picatrix
Venus Election for Lust
Electional Astrology
Sex and Electional Astrology
Astrological Talisman
Ficino Venus Talisman Example
Love Talismans
Passion, Harmony & Commitment
in Love & Marriage Talisman
Web Site Search
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Detail of Venus and the Graces by Botticelli

Cornelius Agrippa's Venus Talisman for Love, Growth and Peace

The desire of love, Joy:
The desire of life, Peace:
The desire of the soul, Heaven:
The desire of God: a flame-white secret forever.

William (Fiona McLeod) Sharp

This week's election celebrates Venus, the Lesser Benefic, and her rule over love, peace and growth. It is important for traditional astrologers and practitioners of traditional astrological magic to have a sophisticated understanding of Venus, one that extends beyond a few keywords. To do this we must absorb the varied Divine Ideas embodied by Venus and know her in both a state of weakness and strength, dignity and debility. The English astrologer William Lilly says that Venus, when well dignified signifies,

Table of Venus
"...a quiet man, not given to Law, Quarrel or Wrangling, not Vitious, Pleasant, Neat and Spruce, Loving Mirth in his words and actions, cleanly in Apparel, rather Drinking much then Gluttonous, prone to Venery, oft entangles in Love-matters, Zealous in their affections, Musical, delighting in Baths, and all honest merry meetings, or Maskes and Stage-playes, easie of Belief, and not given to Labour, or take any Pains, a Company-keeper, Cheerful, nothing Mistrustful, a right vertuous man or Woman, oft had in some Jealousie, yet no cause for it.

Christian Astrology, page 73-4.
Lilly also says that as far as professions Venus rules,

"Musitions, Gamesters, Silk-men, Mercers, Linnen-Drapers, Painters, Jewellers, Players, Lapidaries, Embroiderers, Women-tailors, Wives, Mothers, Virgins, Choristers, Fidlers, Pipers, when joyned with Moon, Singers, Perfumers, Semilers, Picture-drawers, Gravers, Upholdsters, Limners, Glovers, all such as fell those Commodities which adorn Women either, in Body (as Cloaths) or in Face, (as complexion-waters.)

Christian Astrology, page 74-5.
Chart produced by Solar Fire 5
Yet the virtues of Venus can be taken to extremes, love becomes lust, the gourmet becomes the glutton. A further discussion of the energy of a debilitated or afflicted Venus can be found at the example of an Election for Lust.
This week's talisman uses the table of Venus which Cornelius Agrippa says,

"[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..."

Three Books of Occult Philosophy Bk. II, Chapter 22 (Tyson ed.) page 319.
The time chosen for the election is February 23, 2002 at 7:17 am EST in Washington, D.C. 38 N 55, 77 W 03. At this Venus rises and is dignified by exaltation as well as being the day ruler of the watery signs. She is also conjunct the benefic fixed star Achernar, of the nature of Jupiter giving success and beneficence.. Vivian Robson, Fixed Stars & Constellations in Astrology [1923] (Sun Books, 1993) page 116.
The Moon is strong in her sign Cancer and makes an applying trine with reception by triplicity to Venus. The only difficulty is the fact that Venus is under the Sun's Beams, but she is moving away from the Sun and is otherwise quite strong and well aspected.
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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