Astrological Chart of the Week
Christopher Warnock, Esq.
For the Week of June 24-30, 2002
for Favor & Health from Cornelius Agrippa's
Three Books of Occult Philosophy
My mind to me an empire is, While grace affordeth health.
Sir Edward Dyer
This week we again turn to
Cornelius Agrippa's Three Books of Occult Philosophy
for our example of
Astrological Magic and
This week's talisman is another example of the use of
fixed stars in astrological magic
utilizing the star Procyon.
Procyon is the brightest star in the constellation
Canis Minor, the Lesser Dog and thus is also known as Alpha Canis Minor.
Bernadette Brady says that Procyon brings quick, but not lasting success. Brady's
Book of Fixed Stars (Weiser, 1998) page 91. Ptolemy says that Spica is of the
nature of Mercury and to a lesser extent
Mars. Tetrabiblos Bk. I, Chapter 9 (Loeb, 1940)
Agrippa says that, "Under the Lesser Dog Star [Procyon]
they made the image of a cock or of three little maids; it conferreth the favour of the
gods, of spirits, and men, it giveth power against witchcrafts, and preserveth health."
Three Books of Occult Philosophy Bk. II, Chapter 47,
(Tyson ed.) page 395.
So onto our talisman.
Agrippa discusses the construction of rings using
astrological magic and his instructions are applicable to talismans as well,
"...when any star ascends fortunately, with the fortunate aspect or conjunction
of the Moon,
We must take a stone, and herb that is under
that star, and make
a ring of that metal that is suitable to this star and fasten the stone, putting
the herb, or root under it; not omitting the inscriptions of images, names and
characters, also the proper suffumigations..."
Three Books of Occult Philosophy Bk. I, Chapter 47, (Tyson ed.) page 140.
On July 2, 2002 at 7:09 am EDT (+4)
in Cleveland Park, a neighborhood of Washington, D.C. 38 N 55, 77 W 03, Procyon, located at 25 degrees
and 47 minutes of Cancer is rising. The Moon applies to a partile
trine of Procyon.
Agrippa says of the fixed stars,
"The sixth is called the Lesser Dog Star, and amongst stones rules over achates [agates];
amongst plants the flowers of marigold and pennyroyal."
Three Books of Occult Philosophy Bk. I, Chapter 32, (Tyson ed.) page 98.
Agrippa also gives the characters for some of the
most important fixed stars, including Procyon, whose character is shown to right.
Three Books of Occult Philosophy Bk. II, Chapter 52, (Tyson ed.) page 410.
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