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Astrological Chart of the Week
Christopher Warnock, Esq.
Astrological Chart of the Week
For the Week of August 26-September 1, 2002

Chart of the Week Archive
August 19-25, 2002: 26th
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Copyright 2002 Nigel Jackson

Venus/Spica Talisman for Happiness & Prosperity

And now, just rising, Spica, late, low, and slightly veil’d.

Scenes on River and Ferry
Walt Whitman

We are again privileged in our study of Astrological Magic and Astrological Talismans to have to have another image by Nigel Jackson; a beautiful image of the fixed star Spica, a portion of which appears above to right. This week's election is a combined Spica/Venus in Libra talisman which unites the energy of a Spica Talisman with the Venus in Libra Talisman. Two images (Spica & Venus in Libra) and an elegant lapis lazuli and emerald necklace (similar to the one which appears below to right) can be ordered here. Please Contact me before ordering the Spica/Venus talisman as very few will be made and I may be out of stock.
Copper and Lapis Venus Necklace
You can take a look at the descriptions of images for Venus in Libra Talisman. These come from Picatrix, Cornelius Agrippa and Giordano Bruno's and his 49 Planetary Images.
Spica is the brightest star in the constellation Virgo and thus is also known as alpha Virginis. It is located in the sheaf of wheat held by Virgo. Bernadette Brady says that Spica was considered a symbol of the gifts of harvest and bounty to mankind. Brady's Book of Fixed Stars (Weiser, 1998) page 273.
The Hellenistic philosopher and scientist Ptolemy says that Spica is of the nature of the planets Venus and to a lesser extent Mars. Tetrabiblos Bk. I, Chapter 9 (Loeb, 1940) page 51.
As for the image of Spica, Agrippa says,

Chart produced by Solar Fire 5
"Under the Spike [Spica] they made the image of a bird, or a man laden with merchandise;"

"[I]t conferreth riches, and maketh one overcome contentions, it taketh away scarcity and mischief."

Three Books of Occult Philosophy Bk. II, Chapter 47, (Tyson ed.) page 395.
Our elected time and date is August 31, 2002 at 10:28 am EDT (+4) at Cleveland Park, a Washington, D.C. neighborhood, 38 N 56 77 W 03.
At this date and time Spica rises as it is currently located at 23 degrees and 50 minutes of Libra.
Venus is dignified by sign as she is in Libra and applies to a partile conjunction of Spica.
The Moon applies to a trine of Venus and Spica. She is peregrine and in the 8th house, but she is fortified by her partile conjunction with the benefic North Node.
As far as the things in the Material World that are under the rule of Spica, Agrippa says of the fixed stars,
"The tenth is called Spica, which hath under it, amongst stones the emerald; amongst plants, sage, trifoil, periwinkle, mugwort and mandrake."

Three Books of Occult Philosophy Bk. I, Chapter 32, (Tyson ed.) page 98.
Most of these herbs are available from the Lucky Mojo Curio Company, the finest on-line source for hoodoo and rootwork supplies.
Character of Spica
Agrippa also gives the characters for some of the most important fixed stars, including Spica, whose character is shown to right. Three Books of Occult Philosophy Bk. II, Chapter 52, (Tyson ed.) page 410.
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 Full Course and Mansions of the Moon Mini-Course as well as a traditional astrology and astrological magic discussion group Spiritus Mundi.


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