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Christopher Warnock, Esq.
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For July 2005

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The current chart, an astrological talisman, comes from Picatrix, an encyclopedic work of astrological magic. The Ouroboros Press English translation of books one and two of Picatrix is now available from Renaissance Astrology.
Our current astrological talisman is a love talisman. As you read the various versions of the astrological recipe for this talisman consider how they combine several different types of astrological factors. The election requires the use of planetary hours, the planets considered in terms of being benefics (Jupiter and Venus), the planets in terms of their natural rulership (Moon as messenger and action, Venus as goddess of love) and house rulerships (1st and 7th houses signifying love and marriage).
This complexity of election is what distinquishes Picatrix and its astrological magic practice, probably derived from the Hermetic Harranian Sabians, from other types of astral magic. The complexity of elections, however, makes the task of the electional astrologer that much more difficult. I, therefore, thank William Stickevers for pointing this election out to me.
Let us look at several different versions of our electional recipe. Here is the Ouroboros Picatrix translation from Arabic,

A talisman for two lovers to get together and have a long-lasting relationship

Medieval Eros
Talismans of this type are made when the ascendant is in the hour of Jupiter and Al-Ras together with Venus are conjunct to them or facing them or when the sign of Al-Sabi is connected to the sign of the Ascendant in a triangular or hexagonal form. Combine them side by side and bury them in the location of love. A talisman of this type is also made for a man who leaves his family whom you wish to return.

Ouroboros Picatrix, (Ouroboros Press, 2000) page 31.
Here is the translation from the Latin Picatrix of the same section,

If you desire to fashion images to place love between two people, and that of them love and affection should be made strong and strengthened, fashion images of the two [people] in their likenesses. And let this be done in the hour of Jupiter or Venus, and let the North Node [be] placed in the Ascendant, and let the Moon [be] with Venus or aspecting her with a good aspect, and let the lord of the 7th house aspect the lord of the Ascendant with a trine or sextile aspect. And after this, I say join the images together face to face, and bury them in a different place - that is to say, [the place] of that other who is beloved by the magician . And it shall be as you desire.

Picatrix, (translated by Robert Thomas).
Here is my edited version of the Ouroboros Picatrix translation from my Guide to Picatrix,

Talismans of this type are made in the hour of Jupiter when the North Node is in the ascendant and the Moon is beholding or conjunct Venus and when the lord of the 7th house aspects the lord of the ascendant with a an applying trine or sextile. Bind the talisman together and bury them in the location where you wish the love to manifest. A talisman of this type is also made for a man who leaves his family whom you wish to have return.

Ouroboros Picatrix, (Ouroboros Press, 2000) page 31. Additional editing by Christopher Warnock.

Chart produced by Solar Fire 5
The time chosen for the election is July 8, 2005 at 12:27 a.m. EDT in Cleveland Park, a neighborhood of Washington, D.C. 38 N 56, 77 W 03.
At this time it is the planetary hour of Venus. The North Node is in the Ascendant.
The Moon will eventually conjoin Venus. The 1st ruler Mars will eventually be trined by Venus, the 7th ruler.
To bad the Sun gets in the way of Venus and Mars, and Jupiter of the Moon and Venus. Still, a reasonable election considering how difficult 2005 is!
If you wish to delve even deeper into this fascinating area I offer an Electional Astrology Course, an Astrological Magic Course, a Mansions of the Moon Mini-Course a Planetary Magic Mini-Course, a Horary Astrology Course, as well as Astrology and Magic Books and my CD Library Series with 52 rare astrology and magic books in facsimile.
I also have an astrological magic discussion group Spiritus Mundi.


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