For September 2009
The current chart is a talisman of the fixed star Algol for protection. Algol is the second brightest star of the constellation Perseus and thus is sometimes referred to as Beta Persei. The name Algol, says Richard Hinckley Allen, comes from the Arabic Ras Al-Ghul, which literally means the Mischief Maker. Star Names (Dover, 1963) page 332. Algol is called the Demon, the Demon Star and is also known as the Blinking Demon because it is part of a binary star system where a dimmer star periodically eclipses its brighter partner.
One would think that this is a star to stay well away from. However, Cornelius Agrippa says,
Under the Head of Algol, they made an image whose figure was the head of a man with a bloody neck; they report that it bestoweth good success to petitions, and make him go carrieth it bold and magnanimous, and preserveth the members of the body sound; also it helpeth against witchcraft, and reflecteth evil endeavours, and wicked incantations upon our adversaries.Three Books of Occult Philosophy Bk.II, Chapter 47
Hermes On the 15 Fixed Stars says that the talisman of Algol,
"...gives animosity and audacity, guards the members [of the wearer] and makes victorious over what you wish."
Hermes on the 15 Fixed Stars
The election is for 10:10 pm MDT, September 9, 2009 for Boulder, Colorado, and we will be casting Algol talismans on this date. The fixed star Algol rises and the Moon applies to conjoin Algol.
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